Non contrast versus contrast enhanced MRI of the great thoracic vessels in pediatric congenital heart disease: A quantitative and qualitative analysis

Conclusion NC-MRA produced similar and comparable measurements of the thoracic arteries with superior image quality when compared to contrast- enhanced MRA in pediatric congenital heart defects.
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

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The original publication of this article [1], contained graphical errors in Figs. 1 and 2. This does not impact the display of the mean differences of the Bland-Altman plots. The updated figures (Fig. 1 and Fi...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Correction Source Type: research
ConclusionsCardiac rehabilitation programs containing exercise may provide broader cardiovascular benefits compared to those without exercise.
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Condition:   Coronary Artery Disease Interventions:   Diagnostic Test: CT angiography;   Diagnostic Test: Invasive coronary angiography Sponsors:   Johns Hopkins University;   Canon Medical Systems Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusions: High-grade NAFLD is more present in symptomatic CHD. The higher degree of liver stiffness in patients with NAFLD, the higher risk of CHD in these NAFLD patients.
Source: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: LIVER, PANCREAS & BILIARY TRACT: Original Articles Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 5 February 2020Source: American Heart JournalAuthor(s): Jordan Gales, Richard A. Krasuski, Jordan D. AwerbachBackgroundData regarding emergency department (ED) assessment of acute chest pain (CP) and incidence of myocardial infarction (MI) among adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) patients, relative to the non-congenital population, is lacking.ObjectivesTo describe MI risk in ACHD patients presenting to the ED with chest pain and to compare clinical characteristics, diagnostic testing patterns, and outcomes to controls.MethodsWe retrospectively identified a cohort of ACHD patients prese...
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
This article was designed to provide a pediatric cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) expert panel consensus based on opinions of experts of the Société Française d’Imagerie Cardiaque et Vasculaire diagnostique et interventionnelle (SFICV) and of the Filiale de Cardiologie Pédiatrique Congénitale (FCPC). This expert panel consensus includes recommendations for indications, patient preparation, CTA radiation dose reduction techniques, and post-processing techniques. The consensus was based on data from available literature (original papers, reviews and guidelines) and on op...
Source: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: CTCA is the first-choice imaging modality in patients with ECG abnormalities properly allowing the differential diagnosis between CAD and congenital heart disease.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: We sought to distinguish lipid plaques using a CT quantitative pixel density histogram, based on the pathological diagnosis of lipid cores as the gold standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight patients awaiting heart transplantation due to end-stage coronary heart disease underwent coronary CT angiography (CCTA) spectroscopy prior to heart transplantation; coronary artery pathological analysis was performed for all patients. Lipid-core plaques were defined pathologically as manifesting a lipid core diameter> 200 μm, a circumference> 60 degrees, and a cap thickness
Source: Korean J Radiol - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Korean J Radiol Source Type: research
A middle-aged man complained of 15 minutes of classic angina that resolved upon arrival to the ED.Here is his initial ECG:What do you think?There is sinus rhythm with RBBB and possible LPFB (see Dr. Grauer's detail below).  There is ST elevation in II, III, and aVF, and reciprocal ST depression in aVL.  And there are Q-waves in both inferior and lateral leads.  So this is indeed diagnostic of myocardial infarction.Should we activate the cath lab?No! Not immediately, at least, because this is NOT diagnostic of ACUTE (occlusion) myocardial infarction (Acute OMI).  We need to do some more investigatio...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
ConclusionOur findings provide a new insight into the prediction for restenosis in CHD patients underwent PCI with SES.
Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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