Benedict T. Costello

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BACKGROUND Central blood pressure (BP) can be estimated noninvasively by analyzing brachial artery waveforms. In this study, our aim was to assess the validity of a brachial cuff-based (suprasystolic) technique for estimating central BP (CBPestimated) by comparison with invasive aortic BP (CBPinvasive). METHODS Eighty-four simultaneous CBPestimated(More)
Cardiac Magnetic Resonance derived T1 mapping parameters are a non-invasive method of estimating diffuse myocardial fibrosis. This study aims to to determine the native T1 time, post contrast T1 time and extracellular volume (ECV) derived from T1 mapping and to evaluate the ability of T1 mapping techniques to discriminate healthy myocardium from dilated(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the ability of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) to correctly identify abnormal left ventricular (LV) size, function, and mass when compared to cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). Whilst numerous studies have compared TTE and CMR with respect to correlation between measurements and study reproducibility, few have employed(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence and severity of blunt cardiac injury (BCI) as determined by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR), and to compare this to currently used diagnostic methods in severely injured patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS We conducted a prospective, pilot cohort study of 42 major trauma patients from(More)
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