Cardiac CT angiography for evaluation of acute chest pain
Abstract Chest pain is the second most common emergency department (ED) presentation in the United States. Cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) now plays an important role in the evaluation of patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome in the ED setting. In this article, we review the available techniques focused on the use of CCTA to evaluate patients fosr coronary atherosclerosis for timely triage of acute chest pain.
This study assesses the ability of CBCT during genicular artery embolization (GAE) to identify the appropriate feeding arteries to specific regions of knee pain and help guide catheterization. This was assessed as part of a prospective, single-center, open-label IDE-approved study of GAE for osteoarthritis.
AbstractBackgroundAtrial myxoma remains a rare clinical entity with an incidence of surgically resected cases of 0.5 –0.7 per million population and prevalence of
We present the first case with history of repaired coarctation with multiple spontaneous intercostal artery aneurysmal rupture.
A 13-year-old girl presented with recurrent abdominal pain of 3 months' duration that appeared after menarche. Physical examination revealed tenderness over the left ovarian point. Laboratory tests (hemogram, biochemistry, urinary sediment, celiac disease serology, fecal parasites, and calprotectin) and the abdominal ultrasound were normal. Computed tomography angiography (Figure, A) and magnetic resonance imaging showed a double left renal vein with a retroaortic component, prominent left parauterine circulation, and engorged ipsilateral ovarian vein (caliber of 8 mm and grade II reflux).
We present the first case with history of repaired coarctation with multiple spontaneous intercostal artery aneurysmal rupture. PMID: 32035043 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Here, we present the case of a 39-year-old male with isolated hypoplasia of the left circumflex artery detected by coronary Computed Tomography (CT) angiography who complained of palpitation. PMID: 31989912 [PubMed - in process]
ConclusionIt is preferable to perform CCTA in young patients with cardiac symptoms, especially in Asian and Middle Eastern countries even of the CAC score is zero.
We describe a comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment approach for lumbar vertebral hemangiomas (VHs) with spinal stenosis and radiculopathy. A 59-year-old female presented with 1 year of pain predominantly in the lower back, with pain in the left buttock and proximal left anterior thigh as well and magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar spine demonstrated lumbar scoliosis and an L3 vertebral lesion suspicious for hemangioma. A computed tomography guided biopsy was done, which supported the diagnosis. Definitive treatment entailed preoperative angiography and embolization, followed by L3 laminectomy, right L3 pedicle ...
CONCLUSION: Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography angiography (CTA) can be used for diagnosis of CSHB. Finding and blocking the nutrient arteries during surgery is necessary reduce bleeding. Total tumor resection requires accurately identifying and separating the proliferative area around the tumor. PMID: 31953074 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]