AbstractText: Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) is among the top causes of death 1 year after heart transplantation (HTx. CoronaryCT angiography (CTA) is a potential alternative to invasive imaging in the diagnosis of CAV... Coronary CTA is a promising noninvasive alternative to routine catheterization during follow-up of HTx recipients to diagnose CAV Keyword: coronaryCT angiography. Keyword: heart transplantation.
The improvements in plaque morphology are likely driven by the anti-inflammatory properties of colchicine, as demonstrated by reductions in hsCRP, rather than changes in lipoproteins. Colchicine may be beneficial as an additional secondary prevention agent in patients post-ACS if validated in future studies Keyword: CTcoronaryangiography. Keyword: acute coronary syndrome.
Whereas echocardiographic examination is a central component of diagnosis, alone it is ... Echocardiographic examination confirms the size, location, and other characteristics of the ... Several echocardiographic features support the hemodynamic diagnosis of tamponade including early diastolic ... Echocardiographic examination then supports decisions around the early treatment and drainage ... Keyword: goal-directed echocardiography.
... antiretroviral therapy era is not well described AbstractText: This study evaluated 8,296 veterans referred for echocardiography with reported pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) estimates from the Veterans Aging Cohort study, an observational ... in HIV-infected individuals Keyword: Human immunodeficiency virus; Hypertension, pulmonary; Assessment, patient outcome; Electronic health records; echocardiography.
Cardiovascular Diseases (1), Immune System Diseases (1) Hypertension (1), more mentions
The present study compared novel automated 3-dimensional (3D) transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) software and multidetector row computed tomography (MDCT) for aortic annulus sizing and investigated the influence of the quantity of aortic valve calcium (AVC) on the selection of TAVI prosthesis size. A total of 83 patients with severe aortic stenosis undergoing TAVI were evaluated.
... in 44%; and in those with amyl nitrite gradient <30 mm Hg (n = 20), ESE provoked a gradient in 29. No demographic or baseline echocardiographic parameter predicted provocable obstruction. In conclusion, ESE is clinically useful; however, different provocation maneuvers may be effective in different patients with HC, and all maneuvers may be required to provoke dynamic obstruction in symptomatic patients.
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (2), Ventricular Outflow Obstruction (1), more mentions
Strategies for radiation dose reduction in nuclearcardiology and cardiac computed tomography imaging: a report from the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI), the Cardiovascular Committee of European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM), and the European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR)..
AbstractText: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) clinical guidelines 'chest pain of recent onset: assessment and diagnosis' (update 2016) state CTcoronaryangiography (CTCA) should be offered as the first-line investigation for patients with stable chest pain. However, the current provision in the UK is unknown.
We explored the relationship between these 3 echocardiographic findings and clinical outcomes, and the comparative efficacy and safety ... LAA thrombus, or CAP diagnosed by either transthoracic or transesophageal echocardiography were compared with patients with none of these findings on transesophageal echocardiography AbstractText: A total of 1251 patients were included: 217 had ...
Echocardiography can allow for rapid assessment of patients in shock, but ... Emergency physician-performed transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) may be a useful tool when transthoracic echocardiography fails AbstractText: An 86-year-old woman presented to the ... Attempts made during the resuscitation to obtain transthoracic echocardiographic views to elicit the cause of the patient's cardiac arrest ...
AbstractText: Limited transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and lung ultrasound increasingly is performed in the intensive care unit (ICU), though used in a goal-directed rather than routine manner ... screening of patients with combined limited TTE and lung ultrasound on admission to ICU is feasible and frequently alters diagnosis and management Keyword: echocardiography.
However, accurate alignment of the ultrasound beam with the direction of annular movement can be difficult with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) to measure TAPSE, precluding effective use of M-mode to measure annular excursion. Tracking of specular reflectors in the myocardium may provide an angle-independent method to assess annular motion with TEE.
... the most challenging patient presentations managed by emergency care providers, and echocardiography can be instrumental in the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment guidance in ... Transesophageal echocardiography has many advantages over transthoracic echocardiography in a cardiac arrest resuscitation. As transesophageal echocardiography is implemented more widely at the point of care during cardiac ...