MDCT angiography and coronary catheter angiography in patients with chest pain which is first

Publication date: Available online 1 October 2018Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear MedicineAuthor(s): Magdy Mohammed EL Rakhawy, Nehad Mahmoud Fouda, Nahed Abd El-Gaber EL Toukhy, Amr Fathy Abo EL Ftouh, Dina harb Mohamed MahmoudAbstractBack groundIn some patients suffering from chest pain, we must start by non-invasive coronary CT angiography (CCTA) to protect these patients from unnecessary invasive coronary catheter angiography (CCA).ObjectiveValue of CCTA as the first diagnostic imaging modality in patient suffering from chest pain.Patients and methodsA total number of 100 patients were included in this study with mean age of 53.51 ± 11.6 years. Our patients were divided into two groups, group (A) included 60 patients underwent both CCTA and CCA and group (B) included 40 patients underwent CCTA only. Then Framingham Risk Score was applied for 68 cases (68%) after exclusion of cases with previous coronary artery intervention as CABG or stent (32 cases).ResultsWe were calculated a cutoff point of Framingham Risk Score at which p value
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: The study cohort is comparable to published SCAD cohorts, but notable for a racially and ethnically diverse population. Compared with the controls, only pregnancy and hyperlipidemia were associated with SCAD. For the SCAD cases, major adverse cardiovascular events occurred in 8.1%, and race did not influence outcomes. PMID: 31926571 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Permanente journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Perm J Source Type: research
AbstractA man diagnosed with immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related disease at the age of 65  years underwent abdominal aortic replacement due to an abdominal aortic aneurysm. In the same hospitalization period, a small coronary artery aneurysm was noticed. He was treated with corticosteroids and his serum IgG levels returned to normal. After experiencing sudden chest pain at age 74 years , coronary angiography showed that the size of the aneurysm had increased dramatically. He underwent coronary artery bypass graft and coronary artery resection without using cardiopulmonary bypass. Thus, we conclude that observation o...
Source: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 3 December 2019Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Kazunori Takemura, Masaharu Maegaki, Ryuta Nakamura, Tetsuro Takase, Kaneto Mitsumata, Tomoaki Tanabe, Imun TeiAbstractSpontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) usually occurs in women, which can result in significant morbidities. A 38 year-old obese man who is currently smoking was referred to our hospital with chest pain. His electrocardiography and echocardiography suggested myocardial infarction in proximal region of left coronary artery. Emergent coronary angiography revealed 99% stenosis at mid portion of LAD and diffu...
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 28 November 2019Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Masafumi Nakayama, Takamichi Takahashi, Ryo Horinaka, Takashi UchiyamaAbstractPatients with functional ischemia often do not complain of chest symptoms even in early occlusion after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The clinical evidence indicating the necessity of revascularization for these patients is unclear. A 70-year-old man who underwent 3 stent implant procedures to treat repeated in-stent restenosis to the left anterior descending artery (LAD) felt effort-related chest pain. Coronary angiography revealed that the...
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This case highlights the rapid and late development of atherosclerosis in a graft 5 years after documented patency and the importance for consideration of expectant thrombus management. PMID: 31798794 [PubMed]
Source: World Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: World J Cardiol Source Type: research
This is written by Brooks Walsh.https://twitter.com/BrooksWalshA 30 year-old woman was brought to the ED with chest pain.It had started just after nursing her newborn, about an hour prior, and she described it as a severe non-pleuritic “pressure” radiating to the back.She had given birth a week ago, and she had similar chest pain during her labor. She attributed the chest pain to anxiety and stress, saying " I'm just an anxious person. "A CXR and a CTA for PE were normal.The ECGsAn initial ECG was obtained as the pain was rapidly resolving:Minimal upsloping ST Elevation in III, with a steeply biphasic...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Post by Smith and MeyersSam Ghali (https://twitter.com/EM_RESUS) just asked me (Smith):" Steve, do left main coronary artery *occlusions* (actual ones with transmural ischemia) have ST Depression or ST Elevation in aVR? "Smith and Meyers answer:First, LM occlusion is uncommon in the ED because most of these die before they can get a 12-lead recorded.But if they do present:The very common presentation of diffuse STD with reciprocal STE in aVR is NOT left main occlusion, though it might be due to subtotal LM ACS, but is much more often due to non-ACS conditions, especially demand ischemia. ...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Conclusion The cost savings associated with a CCTA first strategy to evaluate chest pain were ~$1 200 244.10. For a self-insured health system such as the Chickasaw Nation, these are very important cost savings.
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - Category: Cardiology Tags: CT Angiography for CAD Source Type: research
Abstract With more than 800,000 coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) operations annually worldwide and the saphenous vein being the most common conduit used, there is no question that improving saphenous vein graft patency is one of the most important tasks in CABG. This video describes the no-touch harvesting procedure of the saphenous vein on an 80-year old man with hypertension, hyperlipidemia and a previous myocardial infarction with percutaneous coronary intervention to the right coronary artery. He was complaining of exertional chest pain and was diagnosed with stable angina pectoris. The coronary angiography showe...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
With more than 800,000 coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) operations annually worldwide and the saphenous vein being the most common conduit used, there is no question that improving saphenous vein graft patency is one of the most important tasks in CABG. This video describes the no-touch harvesting procedure of the saphenous vein on an 80-year old man with hypertension, hyperlipidemia and a previous myocardial infarction with percutaneous coronary intervention to the right coronary artery. He was complaining of exertional chest pain and was diagnosed with stable angina pectoris. The coronary angiography showe...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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