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Penetrating atherosclerotic aortic ulceration is a unique disease with distinct management and prognostic implications. It is an important clinical entity that must be distinguished from classic… Continue Reading
TEE has assumed a pivotal role in the perioperative management of patients undergoing open-heart surgery. The information obtained influences important therapeutic decisions in thoracic aortic… Continue Reading
We present an unusual case of biopsy-proven myocardial sarcoidosis in which the transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiographic findings suggested metastatic tumor involvement of the myocardium… Continue Reading
PURPOSE To assess the benefits of aggressive chemoradiation therapy followed by surgery in resectable esophageal carcinoma. METHOD Twenty-nine patients with resectable carcinoma were treated with… Continue Reading
Elderly patients undergoing conventional exercise stress testing (CST) rely predominantly on an increased preload (Starling mechanism) to augment cardiac output (CO). In contrast, younger patients… Continue Reading
Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia in the elderly. It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality due to hemodynamic and cardioembolic complications. The incidence… Continue Reading