Andrew D. Kelion

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This paper presents a new semi-automatic method for quantifying regional heart function from two-dimensional echocardiography. In the approach, we first track the endocardial and epicardial boundaries using a new variant of the dynamic snake approach. The tracked borders are then decomposed into clinically meaningful regional parameters, using a novel(More)
This review summarises the evidence for the role of myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) in patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease. It is the product of a consensus conference organised by the British Cardiac Society, the British Nuclear Cardiology Society and the British Nuclear Medicine Society and is endorsed by the Royal College of(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal management of patients found to have multivessel disease while undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (P-PCI) for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction is uncertain. OBJECTIVES CvLPRIT (Complete versus Lesion-only Primary PCI trial) is a U.K. open-label randomized study comparing complete revascularization at(More)
Radionuclide imaging of cardiac function represents a number of well-validated techniques for accurate determination of right (RV) and left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF) and LV volumes. These first European guidelines give recommendations for how and when to use first-pass and equilibrium radionuclide ventriculography, gated myocardial perfusion(More)
AIMS To assess transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) using second harmonic imaging with Valsalva manoeuvre compared to transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) for the diagnosis of right to left cardiac and pulmonary shunts. METHODS AND RESULTS One hundred and ten patients referred for TEE underwent TTE with bubble contrast. Bubbles in the left atrium within(More)
M yocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) is a well validated, non-invasive imaging technique that has a valuable role in the diagnosis, management, and assessment of prognosis of coronary heart disease (CHD). The diagnostic accuracy of MPS allows reliable risk stratification and guides the selection of patients for further interventions, such as(More)
This paper presents a new technique for semiautomatic quantification of regional heart function from 2-D echocardiography. It uses a novel left ventricular border tracking algorithm based on shape-space ideas that we have recently described. In this paper, we show how to decompose the tracked output into clinically meaningful segmental parameters (wall(More)
Coronary angiography has been the gold standard for determining the severity, extent and prognosis of coronary atheromatous disease for the past 15-20 years. However, established non-invasive testing (such as myocardial perfusion scintigraphy and stress echocardiography) and newer imaging modalities (multi-detector x ray computed tomography and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prognostic value of cardiac iodine-123 metaiodobenzylguanidine ((123)I-MIBG) scintigraphy to predict ventricular arrhythmias in patients with heart failure (HF) listed for implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) devices as primary prevention. DESIGN, SETTING AND PATIENTS A prospective cohort study in 27 patients with HF(More)
Radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is an established and non-invasive imaging technique with diagnostic and prognostic efficacy in the investigation of coronary artery disease. It is the only widely available test for assessing myocardial perfusion directly but there are variations in the way it is performed in different centres. Harmonization(More)