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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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Authors: Kim SH Abstract During the last 10 years, there have been major technological achievements in pediatric interventional cardiology. In addition, there have been several advances in cardiac imaging, especially in 3-dimensional imaging of echocardiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and cineangiography. Therefore, more types of congenital heart diseases can be treated in the cardiac catheter laboratory today than ever before. Furthermore, lesions previously considered resistant to interventional therapies can now be managed with high success rates. The hybrid approach has enabled the ove...
Source: Korean Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Korean J Pediatr Source Type: research
A 72-YEAR-OLD MALE with an unremarkable medical history presented to an outside hospital with progressively worsening lower extremity edema and dyspnea on exertion. At the outside hospital, he underwent transthoracic echocardiography and left-heart catheterization, which revealed depressed left ventricular function, with an estimated ejection fraction of 30% to 35%, two-vessel coronary disease, and severe mitral regurgitation (MR). Preoperative laboratory evaluation also was notable for stage-III chronic kidney disease and mild anemia.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: E-Challenge Source Type: research
Authors: Li Y, Wang Y, Li H, Zhu W, Meng X, Lu X Abstract The present study aimed to evaluate hemodynamics and right ventricular function in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) using transthoracic echocardiography and to compare these results with measurements obtained using right-sided heart catheterization (RHC). A total of 75 patients with PH were examined using echocardiography and RHC. Patients were divided into the following two groups according to their difference between SPAPecho and SPAPRHC measurement: The overestimated group and underestimated group. The overestimated group included the subgroups g...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
VENOUS air embolism (VAE)via power injection is a rare complication of cardiac catheterization. A massive VAE was diagnosed using bedside transthoracic imaging in the subcostal 4 chamber view. This technique may be used by the anesthesia provider adept in bedside ultrasound use as was performed here during routine catheterization in which there was sudden hemodynamic decompensation immediately following contrast power injection. Air enters most commonlyvia indwelling lines, failed aspiration of catheters, and balloon ruptures.1 The diagnosis requires exclusion of more common catheterization-related issues including cardiac...
Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Argentinian ambulance doctors are using WhatsApp to fasttrack their patients ’ care. Study data presented at the Argentine Congress of Cardiology’s 2017 conference suggests that using the free messaging app to send diagnostic electrocardiograms (ECGs) directly to a hospital’s catheterization lab allowed heart attack patients to bypass the emergency department and reduc e mortality.
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We report two cases of a quadricuspid aortic valve with severe aortic incompetence. Both patients presented with dyspnea on exertion. Their physical examinations demonstrated wide pulse pressures with diastolic murmurs. Bedside transthoracic Doppler echocardiography revealed preserved left ventricular systolic function and possible quadricuspid aortic valve with severe aortic incompetence in both patients. We proceeded with transesophageal echocardiography that confirmed a quadricuspid aortic valve with severe aortic incompetence in both patients. Left ventricular systolic function was preserved in both cases. Both patient...
Source: Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine - Category: Cardiology Tags: Rev Cardiovasc Med Source Type: research
(European Society of Cardiology) WhatsApp use by ambulance doctors in Argentina was associated with faster treatment of heart attack and lower mortality in an observational study presented today at the Argentine Congress of Cardiology (SAC 2017). The free messaging application was used to send diagnostic electrocardiograms (ECGs) directly to hospital catheterisation (cath) laboratories, enabling patients to bypass the emergency department.
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Screening is important to determine whether patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) have pulmonary hypertension because earlier pulmonary hypertension treatment can improve survival in these patients. Although decreased transfer factor of the lung for carbon monoxide (TLCO) is currently considered the best pulmonary function test for screening for pulmonary hypertension in SSc, small series have suggested that partitioning TLCO into membrane conductance (diffusing capacity) for carbon monoxide (DMCO) and alveolar capillary blood volume (VC) through combined measurement of TLCO and transfer factor of the lung for nitric oxid...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Lung structure and function, Pulmonary vascular disease Original Articles: Pulmonary vascular diseases and lung function Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the relationship between endothelium-dependent coronary vasomotor abnormality and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) in patients with DCM. We examined 38 consecutive patients with DCM. All patients underwent CMR and the acetylcholine (ACh) provocation test using cardiac catheterization. During the ACh provocation test, we sampled blood simultaneously from the coronary sinus and aortic root to compare lactate concentrations, and quantified coronary blood flow volume using an intracoronary Doppler-tipped guidewire. LGE was detected in 17 (44.7%) patie...
Source: Heart and Vessels - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
(Representative image) Pharmaco-invasive strategy means early thrombolysis for followed by early percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). In case where the delay in getting PCI is likely to be longer than what is recommended, there is a role for pharmaco-invasive strategy. EARLY-MYO trial (Early Routine Catheterization After Alteplase Fibrinolysis Versus Primary PCI in Acute ST-Segment–Elevation Myocardial Infarction) [1] randomized patients with ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) presenting within 6 hours, but with expected delay in getting primary PCI (PPCI) into pharmaco-invasive strategy with initia...
Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Coronary Interventions Source Type: blogs
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