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Florida Hospital Carrollwood unveils new cath lab for heart patients (Photos)

Florida Hospital Carrollwood has taken the wraps off its new hybrid catheterization lab for heart patients. The cath lab and a future emergency room expansion were funded in part through a $5 million gift to the hospital foundation by Dr. Kiran Patel and his wife, Dr. Pallavi Patel, health care entrepreneurs and philanthropists. The physicians began their medical careers at the Carrollwood facility and have seen it grow from a 10-bed hospital with a mobile cath lab to one with 120 beds and a state-of-the-art…
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AbstractThe number and complexity of endovascular procedures performed via either arterial or venous access are steadily increasing. Albeit associated with higher morbidity compared to the radial approach, the traditional common femoral artery remains the preferred access site in a variety of cardiac, aortic, oncologic and peripheral vascular procedures. Both transarterial and venous cannulation (for electrophysiology, intravenous laser ablation and central catheterisation) at the groin may result in potentially severe vascular access site complications (VASC). Furthermore, vascular and soft-tissue groin infections may dev...
Source: Insights into Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), all-cause mortality, document the bacterial pathogens isolated in HAIs, and determine the risk factors associated with HAIs and all-cause mortality at selected hospitals in Thailand. A survey with a total time frame of 10 days was conducted at selected 50 hospitals across Thailand during January 2014: 19 primary government hospitals, 15 secondary government hospitals, 13 tertiary government hospitals, 2 private hospitals and 1 government university hospital. Of 15,475 cases reviewed, 688 patients had 791 HAIs (1.1 HAI per infected pati...
Source: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health - Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health Source Type: research
AbstractThere remains a significant un-met need to reduce the extent of myocardial injury caused by ischaemia and reperfusion injury in patients experiencing an ST-elevation MI. Although nitric oxide is central to many cardioprotective strategies currently undergoing investigation, cardioprotection from the delivery of nitrates/nitrites has been inconsistently observed. The route of administration appears to be a critical variable. The glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) patch is commonly used as a simple and practical means of delivering nitric oxide to patients with ischaemic heart disease, but whether acute cardioprotection can b...
Source: Basic Research in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
A 57 –year–old male former smoker presented to the Emergency Department (ED) with blurry vision, headache, and generalized weakness. He was hypoxic on room air and ECG showed sinus tachycardia. A CT pulmonary angiogram was ordered in the ED and revealed no pulmonary embolism but incidentally noted a likely significant stenosis in the proximal LAD. Subsequent cardiac catheterization revealed a 90% stenotic lesion with percutaneous coronary intervention leading to symptom resolution. Unlike coronary CTA, CTPA is performed with non–ECG gated helical scanning and generates motion artifacts associ ated with my...
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion Rapid progressive respiratory insufficiency due to PH following HIPEC procedure might represent a rare complication, but must be considered because of the high clinical impact. Further studies are necessary to investigate the correlation between HIPEC and PH.
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Our data suggest that hemolysis may play a significant role in PAH pathobiology. PMID: 29652520 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: More careful consideration for the application of central venous catheter is required in cases of emergency surgery at night or on holidays, during low risk surgery, with a short duration of anesthesia, or in cases that do not require postoperative intensive care. PMID: 29631881 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Rev Bras Anestesiol Source Type: research
Abstract During the late 1950s and most of the 1960s, Dr John Ross and I led the busy clinical cardiology program then existing at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health. During this period, the assessment and surgical treatment of severe aortic stenosis (AS) in adults, predominantly rheumatic in origin, were both undergoing rapid changes. In the 1950s, before open heart surgery and left-sided heart catheterization were available, after thoracotomy dilators were inserted through a ventriculotomy, and severely obstructed aortic valves were "blindly" opened.1 The selection of patients for...
Source: Circulation - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Circulation Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to identify patterns of clinical presentation and to assess non-invasive measures to differentiate patients with acute myocarditis from other forms of DCM. We identified all children (
Source: Pediatric Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Obesity an important cause of high output heart failure: Conventionally we have been taught that causes of high out put failure are anemia, thyrotoxicosis, beriberi and arteriovenous fistula. But modern day data is changing. A retrospective analysis of patients with high output heart failure from the cathlab of Mayo Clinic [1] showed that obesity was the commonest cause contributing to almost one third of cases. This was followed by liver disease and arteriovenous shunts contributing about one fourth of cases each, lung disease and (16%) and myeloproliferative disorders (8%). Of course some bias in these percentages ...
Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: General Cardiology Source Type: blogs
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