Zimbabwe: Hospital Clears Air On 'Missing' U.S.$3,5 Million

[The Herald] THE introduction of the interbank exchange rate eroded the US$3,5 million that was released by Government for the purchase of critical heart equipment for Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals' Catheterisation Laboratory, before the hospital could buy the equipment.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news

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Despite recent technical advances, interventional cardiac catheterization is still challenging in neonatal age and no specific data concerning early outcome are so far published in literature.
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractPulmonary artery aneurysm (PAA) is a common finding in patients with long-term pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The influence of PAH severity in the development of PAA remains unclear. We sought to determine whether PAA development is related to PAH severity and whether treatment optimization based on risk profile estimation is effective to stop pulmonary artery (PA) enlargement. This is a retrospective study of 125 PAH patients who underwent an imaging test (computed tomography or magnetic resonance) combined with a right heart catheterization within a six-month period. A multivariate analysis was performed ...
Source: Heart and Vessels - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
This study included 60 patients with an average age of 7.9 ± 4.4 years (range 1–18 years) who underwent a cardiac catheterization. We compared CBP, estimated with a noninvasive oscillometric method using a Mobil-O-Graph, with simultaneous invasive recordings using a catheter in children and adolescents. Results: Comparison of the SBP values measured by the two methods, showing a linear correlation (r = 0.85; P 
Source: Journal of Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: BP measurement Source Type: research
DiscussionSevoflurane is the most frequently used  anesthetic in young children, but has been indicated as an independent risk factor in the development of emergence delirium. Xenon and dexmedetomidine have both been associated with a reduction in the incidence of emergence delirium. Combining xenon and dexmedetomidine has never been described as a balanced-anesthesia technique in children. Our pilot study will therefore deliver important data required for future prospective clinical trials.Trial registrationEudraCT, 2018 –002258-56. Registered on 20 August 2018.https://www.clinicaltrialsregister.eu.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
el NF Abstract BACKGROUND: In animal models of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), angiotensin converting enzyme type 2 (ACE2) and Angiotensin 1-7 [Ang-(1-7)] have been shown to have vasodilatory, anti-proliferative, anti-fibrotic and anti-hypertrophic properties. However, the status and role of the ACE2-Ang-(1-7) axis in human PAH is incompletely understood. METHODS: We studied 85 patients with a diagnosis of PAH of distinct etiologies. Fifty-five healthy blood donors paired for age and sex served as controls. Blood samples were obtained from the pulmonary artery in patients with PAH during right heart ca...
Source: Respiratory Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Eur Respir J Source Type: research
AbstractAimsThe aim of this study is to evaluate the contemporary use of a pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) in acute myocardial infarction ‐cardiogenic shock (AMI‐CS).Methods and resultsA retrospective cohort of AMI ‐CS admissions using the National Inpatient Sample (2000–2014) was identified. Admissions with concomitant cardiac surgery or non‐AMI aetiology for cardiogenic shock were excluded. The outcomes of interest were in‐hospital mortality, resource utilization, and temporal trends in cohorts with and without PAC use. In the non‐PAC cohort, the use and outcomes of right heart catheterization was evalu...
Source: ESC Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
Invasive diagnostic test for cardiac arrhythmia – MCQ Invasive diagnostic test used in the assessment of cardiac arrhythmia: a) Coronary angiography b) Ambulatory ECG c) Electrophysiology study d) Swan-Ganz catheterization Post your answer as a comment below
Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Medicine MCQ - CVS Source Type: blogs
Objectives: We investigated whether concentrations of circulating microRNAs differ across the hypertensive right ventricle and pulmonary circulation, and correlate with hemodynamic/echocardiographic variables in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension versus nonpulmonary arterial hypertension controls. Design: Prospective blood collection during cardiac catheterization from the superior vena cava, pulmonary artery, and ascending aorta in 12 children with pulmonary arterial hypertension and nine matched nonpulmonary arterial hypertension controls, followed by an unbiased quantitative polymerase chain reaction arr...
Source: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Feature Cardiac Intensive Care Source Type: research
Oxygen step up in right atrium – MCQ – Answer Step up in oxygen saturation on cardiac catheterization in the right atrium is suggestive of – Correct answer: a) Atrial septal defect In ventricular septal defect oxygen step up is seen at ventricular level. For example, if the oxygen saturation is 64% in the right atrium, it becomes 82% in the right ventricle due to entry of oxygenated blood from the left ventricle across the ventricular septal defect. In patent ductus arteriosus, oxygen step up is noted at the level of the pulmonary artery. Back to question
Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Medicine MCQ - CVS Source Type: blogs
The objective of this study was to assess whether CPET metrics could reliably predict hemodynamic pressures.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: (565) Source Type: research
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