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CCTA readings differ between core labs and local sites

When coronary CT angiography (CCTA) images are viewed at a core laboratory,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiologists now use CCTA more than cardiologists do CCTA increases emergency room costs, length of stay PROMISE: CCTA better than functional cardiac testing Study finds differences in CCTA plaque measurements All the same? Costs vary little in coronary disease tests
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Conclusion An atheromatous change reduced shunt flow via collateral networks at the anterior cervical region. Congenital subclavian steal supported the ischemic stroke. PMID: 29466902 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Interventional Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Interv Neuroradiol Source Type: research
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Source: Medical Device Recalls - Category: Medical Devices Source Type: alerts
Authors: Li J, Li X, Dong S, Yang Y, Chu Y Abstract The value of the right bundle branch block (RBBB) in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction remains unclear. Studies on the RBBB may significantly influence the treatment of acute myocardial infarction. A total of 845 patients with acute myocardial infarction who underwent primary coronary angiography at Henan Provincial People's Hospital were analyzed. Higher peak enzyme levels, a higher ratio of Killip ≥II and closer proximal occlusion of infarct-related artery (IRA) were observed in patients with RBBB compared with those without. The ratio of TIMI flow...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 February 2018 Source:Journal of Clinical Neuroscience Author(s): Kyle W. Mahoney, Meghan Romba, Philippe Gailloud, Izlem Izbudak, Deanna Saylor As the opioid epidemic continues, understanding manifestations of abuse, including heroin-associated myelopathy remains essential. Here we describe a young man with a past medical history significant for polysubstance abuse who developed acute-onset, rapidly progressive myelopathy after resumption of intravenous heroin use. He had significant spinal cord involvement with findings suggestive of heroin-associated myelopathy. The salient features...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
AbstractIn the original publication, the yellow circles in Figures  2a, 2b, 3a and 3b are placed incorrectly. The corrected figures are given in this Erratum.
Source: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Conclusions Vitamin D deficiency is a relatively common disorder. Risk of cardiovascular disease in people with vitamin D deficiency is almost 1.7 times of those with normal levels of vitamin D. To confirm the casual relationship between vitamin D and cardiovascular disease, larger studies are suggested.
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusion Compared to previous studies, our irradiated NPC patients had higher mortality and morbidity rates after aneurysm rupture and a higher angiographic recurrence rate following treatment. Greater vigilance is required in the detection of post-treatment recurrence of these aneurysms due to the higher risk of rupture. The authors recommend dedicated screening of intracranial aneurysms by active surveillance in routine CT protocols or the addition of three-dimensional time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiography in MR protocols.
Source: Journal of Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusion DC yields significantly higher diagnostic accuracy for the detection of angiographic arterial spasm and higher correlation with angiographic findings compared to MS.
Source: Journal of Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusion Our single-center study illustrated the feasibility and safety of ICVA recanalization. Great care should be taken as revascularization is of high risk. When patient selection, occlusion course and stage as well as neuroimaging evaluation are considered, endovascular recanalization may be a useful therapeutic modality.
Source: Journal of Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
A late middle-aged male with h/o 3 vessel bypass (CABG), type 2 diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, DVT, Chronic Kideny Disease, and chronic combined systolic and diastolic congestive heart failure presented with chest pain which started approximately 2 hours prior to arrival.Here was the initial ED ECG:Sinus RhythmThere is an rSR'in V1, with wide S-waves in lateral leads (right bundle branch block, RBBB).Normally, RBBB has a bit of ST depression in V1-V3 that is discordant (in the opposite direction of) the R'-wave.So that bit of ST Depression in V1 is normal.What about V2 and V3?Notice there is no R'-wave in V2 and V3...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
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