408 results match your criteria The American Heart Hospital Journal [Journal]


Cardiovascular imaging-reflecting on 2006 predictions and new predictions for 2016.

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(1):E8-10

Wisconsin Heart Hospital, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA.

Cardiovascular imaging has advanced at breakneck speed over the past five years. With the steadily improving capability to image the cardiovascular system has come the appreciation that imaging is not an end in itself, but must lead to more effective and appropriate therapy in order to be clinically justified. Current economic challenges are particularly relevant to healthcare and will have major influence on further technical development and clinical application of advanced cardiovascular imaging modalities. Read More

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December 2011
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The future was here and now, and has passed you by.

Authors:
Thomas J Fogarty

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(1):E7

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December 2011
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A peculiar case of very late restenosis in a drug-eluting stent.

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(1):E63-4

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Broadgreen, UK.

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December 2011
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Mycotic aneurysm of the ulnar artery.

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(1):E60-2

Delasa Research Center, Sina Hospital, Esfahan, Iran.

Context: Mycotic aneurysm of the ulnar artery is extremely rare. We report a case of mycotic aneurysm of the ulnar artery due to subacute bacterial endocarditis (SBE) presenting with a painful pulsatile mass in hypotenar region.

Case Report: In a 39-year-old man, treated as a case of SBE, a painful progressive pulsatile mass appeared in the left hypotenar region. Read More

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December 2011
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A five-year retrospective on futures in cardiology-part one.

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(1):E6

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December 2011
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Spontaneous calcific coronary embolus from a degenerative calcific aortic valve-a rare cause of acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction.

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(1):E55-9

Department of Internal Medicine, The Miriam Hospital, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA.

This case report describes pathology-proven spontaneous coronary embolization from a calcific aortic valve resulting in an acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction. It serves as an important reminder that, especially for elderly patients with coexisting aortic valvular disease, initial treatment for abrupt coronary artery occlusion with aspiration thrombectomy catheterization is standard of care. Read More

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December 2011
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Saphenous vein graft aneurysm-an unusual cause of mediastinal mass.

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(1):E52-4

University of Vermont, Burlington, USA.

We report the case of a 78-year-old man who was incidentally found to have a large, ovoid mass on a chest X-ray. Nineteen years before, he had undergone a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). A chest computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a 6. Read More

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December 2011
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Diffuse coronary ectasia complicated by myocardial infarction in a patient with multiple sclerosis-transradial dethrombosis and one-year coronary computed tomography angiography follow-up.

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(1):E48-51

Department of Cardiology, Policlinico Casilino, Rome, Italy.

Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is frequently considered an incidental finding during coronary angiography, however, several reports have shown an association with myocardial ischemia and infarction. When acute myocardial infarction (AMI) occurs in cases of CAE, current reperfusion therapies, due to the large arterial size and the massive intracoronary thrombus, when used alone are limited in preventing the development of distal embolization and 'no reflow phenomenon.' In this article, we described the case of a multiple sclerosis (MS) patient with diffuse CAE and ST elevation AMI, treated by coronary dethrombosis multistrategy (mechanical and pharmacologic) during a transradial primary angioplasty. Read More

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December 2011
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Angiographic success and successful stent delivery for complex lesions using the GuideLiner™ five-in-six system- a case report.

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(1):E44-7

Institut Hospitalier Jacques Cartier, Massy, France.

In this report, we describe two cases of transradial intervention of chronic total occlusions assisted by the GuideLiner catheter when the guide catheter support was suboptimal. This novel coaxial system can provide additional support for more complex lesions and, in our cases, allowed the procedure to be completed via the transradial approach rather than having to change to transfemoral access. Read More

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December 2011
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Cardiac resynchronization therapy for non-ischemic cardiomyopathy-immediate changes in QRS duration, with left bundle branch block pattern on electrocardiogram.

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(1):E41-3

Dept of Internal Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA.

Background: We evaluated mean QRS duration improvement immediately after cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy (NICM), with a left bundle branch block (LBBB) pattern on electrocardiogram (ECG), owing to obligatory right ventricular pacing or as a new finding; and to what extent.

Methods And Results: We tabulated ECGs of 18 subjects, 24 hours before and after receiving CRT, for both groups. The percentage decreases of QRS duration in all groups were statistically similar (p<0. Read More

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December 2011
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High prevalence of obesity in young patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction.

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(1):E37-40

Division of Cardiology, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Pontiac, Michigan 48341, USA.

Background: There is growing concern about increasing rates of obesity in young people, and increasing ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) at a younger age. There are only a few studies performed to study the risk factors in STEMI among young populations.

Methods: Retrospective chart reviews on all first event STEMI patients between December 2005 and July 2007 were performed. Read More

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December 2011
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Approach to the differentiation of wide QRS complex tachycardias.

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(1):E33-6

State University of New York, Buffalo, USA.

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December 2011
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Biomarkers associated with cardiometabolic risk in obesity.

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(1):E28-32

University Medical Center Brackenridge, USA.

Background: The US is facing an obesity epidemic. Recognizing the biomarkers associated with adipose tissue may impact physicians' management of cardiometabolic disease greatly. EVIDENCE OF ACQUISITION: We searched PubMed for keywords 'obesity', 'leptin', and 'adiponectin', reviewed national surveys, and searched reference articles used in review articles retrieved via the PubMed search. Read More

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December 2011
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Cell therapy-a 21st century hope for treating cardiovascular disease-a five-year retrospective and predictive view.

Authors:
Doris A Taylor

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(1):E24-7

Center for Cardiovascular Repair, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA.

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December 2011
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A genomic revolution for cardiovascular disease-a progress report at five years.

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(1):E19-23

University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ontario, Canada.

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December 2011
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Future directions in cardiac surgery-part II.

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(1):E15-8

Harvard Medical School, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

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December 2011
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Interventional cardiology in 2011- a look back.

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(1):E11-4

Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA.

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December 2011
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American healthcare reform agonistes.

Am Heart Hosp J 2010 ;8(1):7-8

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April 2011
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Rotational atherectomy to facilitate stent expansion after deployment in ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction.

Am Heart Hosp J 2010 ;8(1):66-9

Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Medical Center.

We describe successful rotational atherectomy performed in the setting of two relative contraindications to the procedure. A 77- year-old female presented with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction due to 100% right coronary artery thrombosis. With high pressure dilatation (22 atmospheres) and cutting balloon angioplasty, the lesion dissected but did not fully dilate. Read More

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April 2011
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Cardiac bradyarrhythmias in a patient with cervical spine injury.

Am Heart Hosp J 2010 ;8(1):63-5

Division of Cardiology, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York, USA.

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April 2011
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Case illustrations of long QT syndrome.

Am Heart Hosp J 2010 ;8(1):58-62

Raffles Heart Centre, 585 North bridge Road, #12-00 Raffles Hospital, Singapore 188770.

Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a rare potentially life-threatening condition. Physicians must remain vigilant and consider LQTS as a possible etiology in patients with a history of syncope. Prolongation of the QT interval on electrocardiogram (ECG) is an essential component for the diagnosis of LQTS, despite the limitations of this technique. Read More

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April 2011
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Cardiac tamponade as a rare form of presentation of rheumatic carditis.

Am Heart Hosp J 2010 ;8(1):55-7

Department of Paediatrics, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Av Alfredo Balena, 190, 30410-180 Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

In this article the authors describe a clinical case of acute rheumatic fever (according to revised Jones criteria, American Heart Association [AHA], 1992) with cardiac tamponade, emphasizing this uncommon presentation. An adolescent patient with a clinical picture of cardiac tamponade was seen in the emergency department. Clinical progression and tests demonstrated rheumatic carditis with an initial manifestation of pericarditis with cardiac tamponade. Read More

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April 2011
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Reversible electrocardiogram changes and cardiomyopathy secondary to baclofen withdrawal syndrome.

Am Heart Hosp J 2010 ;8(1):52-4

State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, USA.

Baclofen withdrawal syndrome is a rare and potentially life-threatening condition manifesting with autonomic dysreflexia, high fevers, spasticity, seizures, and multiorgan failure. Reversible cardiomyopathy due to this condition is extremely rare. A high level of suspicion is needed to recognize this condition and start an early intervention to improve patient outcome. Read More

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April 2011
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Left bundle branch block--significance of the spatial QRS axis (vector).

Authors:
David H Spodick

Am Heart Hosp J 2010 ;8(1):50-1

Medical Service/St Vincent Hospital, 123 Summer Street, Worcester, MA, 01608, USA.

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April 2011
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Computed tomography angiography for right ventricular function in an adult with complex congenital heart disease.

Am Heart Hosp J 2010 ;8(1):47-9

Division of Cardiology, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL 60068, USA.

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April 2011
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Where have all the patients gone? The decrease in the volume of work of cardiologists.

Am Heart Hosp J 2010 ;8(1):44-6

Division of Cardiology, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA.

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April 2011
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Unintended consequences of healthcare reform--patients beware.

Authors:
Elizabeth Klodas

Am Heart Hosp J 2010 ;8(1):40-3

Cardiovascular Imaging Consultants.

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April 2011
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Patient demographics, complications, and hospital utilization in 250 consecutive device implants in a new community hospital electrophysiology program--implications for 'niche' hospitals.

Am Heart Hosp J 2010 ;8(1):33-9

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, The Good Samaritan Health System, Lebanon Cardiology Associates, Lebanon, PA 17042, USA.

Background: Single-center reports on patient demographics and early (<6 weeks) device complication rates in academic hospitals are scant and non-existent for non-academic community hospital electrophysiology (EP) programs.

Objective: The objective of our study was to examine the demographics, complications, re-admissions, and accessibility of care in a community EP program to add to the body of knowledge of 'real-world' defibrillator implant complications.

Methods: Two hundred and fifty consecutive patients who underwent device implantation by a single electrophysiologist in a new non-academic community hospital EP program starting from its inception in July 2008 were included for analysis. Read More

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April 2011
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Percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty--a new method for balloon sizing based on maximal commissural diameter to improve procedural results.

Am Heart Hosp J 2010 ;8(1):29-32

Department of Interventional Cardiology, Rajaei Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Since the introduction of the Inoue technique for percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty (PBMV), various criteria have been proposed for ideal balloon sizing. In routine practice, balloon size is chosen based on the patient's height according to a simple formula. We tried to define a simple and practical echocardiographic measure for adjusting balloon catheter size to achieve better success rates and fewer complications. Read More

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April 2011
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Using modern communications to manage chronic heart disease.

Authors:
Alfred A Bove

Am Heart Hosp J 2010 ;8(1):25-8

American College of Cardiology, USA.

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April 2011
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Transradial cardiac catheterization and intervention--observations on its place in the catheterization laboratory.

Am Heart Hosp J 2010 ;8(1):19-24

Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH, USA.

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April 2011
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The impact of provider-specific report cards on coronary artery bypass graft volume.

Authors:
Thomas R McLean

Am Heart Hosp J 2010 ;8(1):14-8

Eastern Kansas Healthcare System, 4101 S Fourth Street, Leavenworth, KS 66048, USA.

Purpose: Reporting states (RS) publish hospital-specific report cards for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) (MS-DRG 235 and 236) surgery. When RS are compared with non-reporting states (NRS), do report cards influence the volume of CABG surgery performed?

Methods: Using publicly available Medicare data (hospitalcompare.hhs. Read More

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April 2011
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Spontaneous coronary artery dissection presenting with stroke.

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(2):125-7

Interventional Cardiologist, St Francis Medical Center, Trenton, NJ.

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September 2015
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Acute Myocardial Infarction Secondary to Suspected Paradoxical Emboli through Patent Foramen Ovale in a Young Woman.

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(2):122-4

The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Professor of Medicine, The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, 1501 North Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85724. E:

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September 2015
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Life-threatening Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy.

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(2):119-21

Attending Cardiologist, Queens Hospital Center, Jamaica and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, Division of Cardiology, Queens Hospital Center (B 236) and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 82-68 164th Street, Jamaica, NY 11452. E:

Objective: To report a case of seizure-induced takotsubo cardiomyopathy with rare etiology and rarer complications.

Methods: A 50-year-old woman had multiple epileptic seizures and later developed acute heart failure complicated by ventricular fibrillation and shock. A two-dimensional echocardiogram revealed apical ballooning of the left ventricle resembling a takotsubo (a Japanese fisherman's pot used to trap octopi). Read More

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September 2015
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Late-term Post-operative Recanalization of a Fistula between the Coronary Artery and Bronchial Vein.

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(2):116-8

Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Rize University, Rize.

A coronary artery fistula is a rare congenital anomaly that creates a direct link between the coronary artery and the heart chambers or other vascular structures. It is often identified coincidentally during diagnostic coronary angiography and may cause coronary steal syndrome. We report on a 54-year-old man with myocardial ischemia who had coronary angiography and a recanalized fistula was detected during the procedure. Read More

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September 2015
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A rare location and presentation of papillary fibroelastoma.

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(2):114-5

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies/Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Michigan State University, Associate Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, Borgess Medical Center, 1521 Gull Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49048. E:

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September 2015
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Acute pericarditis superimposed on right bundle branch block, posterior fascicular block, and interatrial block.

Authors:
David H Spodick

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(2):112-3

Medical Service, St Vincent Hospital, 123 Summer Street, Worcester, MA 01608. E:

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September 2015
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Viability studies-comparison of techniques.

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(2):107-11

Cardiology Department, Kaleida Health, Buffalo.

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September 2015
3 Reads

Cardiology Fellowship Education in the Era of High-density Training, Data Tracking, and Quality Measures.

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(2):99-106

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Associate Director, Cardiovascular Medicine Training Program, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State Medical Center.

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September 2015
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Protective effect of carvedilol in cardiomyopathy caused by anthracyclines in patients suffering from breast cancer and lymphoma.

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(2):95-8

Medical Student, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, 5166614711, Iran. E:

Objective: Anthracyclines can damage the left ventricle, causing cardiomyopathy. This study evaluated the protective effect of carvedilol in cardiomyopathy caused by anthracyclines in patients suffering from breast cancer and lymphoma.

Methods: In this clinical trial, patients undergoing chemotherapy were randomly divided into three groups. Read More

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September 2015
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Urine albumin to creatinine ratio and echocardiographic left ventricular structure and function in patients with essential hypertension.

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(2):90-4

Hypertension Research Centre, Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan.

Background: Appearance of microalbuminuria, particularly in patients with hypertension, might be associated with a higher prevalence of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and geometric abnormalities. This study was undertaken to determine whether high urine albumin to creatinine ratio (UACR) as a sensitive marker for microalbuminuria can be associated with LV hypertrophy (LVH) and systolic and diastolic LV dysfunction.

Methods: The study population consisted of 125 consecutive patients with essential uncomplicated hypertension. Read More

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September 2015
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Predisposing Factors, Demographics, Angiographic Features, and the Possible Role of Inflammation in Coronary Perforations-A 10-year Single-center Experience.

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(2):87-9

Director of the Cardiac Institute, Division of Cardiology, Dept of Internal Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center.

Background: Coronary perforation during percutaneous coronary intervention is a rare but dreaded complication. The risk factors, optimal management, and outcome remain obscure.

Objectives: To determine the predisposing factors, optimal management, and preventive strategies. Read More

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September 2015
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Should a Cardiologist be the Principal Attending Physician or the Consultant to a Hospitalist or General Internist for Cardiovascular Disease Admissions?

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(2):81-6

Professor of Statistics, University of Central Florida.

Cardiologists may be the principal attending physician or the consultant to general internists or hospitalists in hospitalized patients with cardiovascular diseases. To find out which role may be best for quality and efficiency, a retrospective cohort study of 15, 113 patients in 11 cardiovascular diagnosis groups was carried out. Hospital cost, length of stay, mortality, and 30-day readmissions were compared among attending physicians who were hospitalists, general internists, or cardiologists. Read More

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September 2015
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A look back at 'the management of heart failure 5 years hence'.

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(2):78-80

Professor of Medicine, The Ohio State University.

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September 2015
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Cardiovascular medicine and surgery in 2011 and beyond.

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(2):73-7

Director of Surgical Innovation, Texas Heart Institute, Houston.

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September 2015
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The negative effect of obamacare on health care in ohio.

Am Heart Hosp J 2011 ;9(2):71

Dayton Heart Institute, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Wright State University School of Medicine, 4555 Southern Boulevard, Dayton, Ohio, OH 45429. E:

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September 2015
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Repetitive monomorphic ventricular tachycardia as a manifestation of suboptimally treated thyrotoxicosis.

Am Heart Hosp J 2010 ;8(2):E113-4

Monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a unique manifestation of hyperthyroidism. We present the case of a 41-year-old male with a history of hyperthyroidism presenting with palpitations secondary to non-sustained episodes of monomorphic VT. Cardiac arrhythmias due to thyrotoxicosis are perpetually supraventricular in origin. Read More

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January 2012
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Left ventricular non-compaction–when are trabeculations excessive?

Authors:
Karen K Stout

Am Heart Hosp J 2010 ;8(2):E105-7

Division of Cardiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, 98195, USA.

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January 2012
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