Chittur A. Sivaram

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Seventeen patients with predominant right ventricular infarction (RVMI) were studied with two-dimensional echocardiography (2DE). On initial 2DE all had abnormal wall motion (AWM), defined as akinesis plus dyskinesis, in the inferior right ventricle (RV), inferior interventricular septum, and inferior left ventricle (LV). The extent of RV vs LV AWM in(More)
BACKGROUND Idiopathic left ventricular tachycardia (ILVT) characterized by QRS complexes with right bundle-branch block (RBBB) morphology and left axis deviation is a distinct clinical syndrome that also demonstrates a characteristic response to verapamil and inducibility from the atrium in patients without structural heart disease. A false tendon has been(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and increased left atrial volume (LAV) both independently increase cardiovascular mortality. We hypothesized that treatment of OSA with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) may decrease LAV. We retrospectively identified 47 OSA patients receiving CPAP who had echocardiograms done before and after polysomnography.(More)
Writing Committee Members John G. Harold, MD, MACC, FAHA Chair* Theodore A. Bass, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Vice Chair† Thomas M. Bashore, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI James B. McClurken, MD, FACC Ralph G. Brindis, MD, MPH, MACC, FSCAI* John C. Messenger, MD, FACC, FSCAI* John E. Brush, Jr., MD, FACC Issam D. Moussa, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI† James A. Burke, MD, PhD, FACC J.(More)
BACKGROUND Most hospitals that monitor adverse drug reactions (ADRs) through reporting by nurses, pharmacists, medical record technicians, and quality improvement staff experience low rates of reporting. In teaching hospitals, inadequate orientation about the hospital activities, frequent changes in rotations between hospitals, and time commitments to(More)
Early career academic cardiologists currently face unprecedented challenges that threaten a highly valued career path. A team consisting of early career professionals and senior leadership members of American College of Cardiology completed this white paper to inform the cardiovascular medicine profession regarding the plight of early career cardiologists(More)
Calciphylaxis is a rare manifestation of abnormal calcium metabolism seen in some patients with renal disease. We describe the transesophageal echocardiographic (TEE) findings in a patient with calciphylaxis. These findings included calcification of ascending aorta and aortic valve. TEE was normal before the development of calciphylaxis.
BACKGROUND Guidelines for the use of telemetry in hospitalized patients have been proposed by the American College of Cardiology (ACC). However, there have been only a few studies which have investigated the usefulness of these guidelines in clinical practice. HYPOTHESIS This study assessed the role of telemetry in the decision making process outside the(More)