Duncan S Dymond

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Twelve patients were studied by rest and exercise radionuclide ventriculography following left ventricular aneurysmectomy (LVA). Left ventricular filling pressure (LVFP) was also measured. Nine patients had been studied pre-LVA at rest and exercise before and after isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN). Resting ejection fraction (LVEF) improved after LVA (p less than(More)
A 41-year-old man presented with dizziness associated with sinus bradycardia and sinus arrest. An attempt to implant a transvenous pacing lead was frustrated by absence of the right superior vena cava. The left superior vena cava persisted and drained via the coronary sinus into the right atrium. Absence of the right superior vena cava may present with(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the left ventricular response during exercise radionuclide angiography would be influenced by exercise protocol. One hundred twenty healthy volunteers (aged 18 to 40 years) performed upright bicycle exercise using 1 of 5 protocols. Ejection fraction was measured using first-pass radionuclide angiography.(More)
Eleven patients without significant coronary artery disease (CAD) (group A), 22 patients with significant CAD and no prior myocardial infarction (MI) (group B), and 10 patients with CAD and a previous MI (group C) were imaged at rest, at peak exercise and immediately after exercise by first-pass radionuclide angiography. At peak exercise, mean left(More)
Eighteen patients with a history of previous anterior myocardial infarction and suspected left ventricular aneurysms were studied both by contrast left ventriculography and by first pass radionuclide ventriculography using Technetium99m and a computerised multicrystal gamma camera. The radionuclide study successfully identified all 14 patients with(More)
The percutaneous treatment of saphenous vein graft lesions containing angiographically massive thrombus is associated with a high risk of distal embolisation and no-reflow. The optimal management for these lesions remains unclear and a challenge to the interventional cardiologist. Five cases are described in whom the risks of percutaneous angioplasty were(More)
To examine which factors affect the reproducibility of ejection fraction (EF), pulmonary transit time (PTT) and segmental wall motion assessed from first-pass radionuclide angiograms (FPRA), 32 patients who had FPRA were randomized for site of injection of isotope (right or left arm) and projection (right or left anterior oblique [RAO or LAO]). The quality(More)
Most count-based radionuclide methods for calculating left ventricular volume rely on measurement of radioactivity in a peripheral blood sample and a measurement of ventricle to collimator distance. We have developed a method which requires neither a blood sample nor a distance measurement and which is applicable to first-pass radionuclide angiography. The(More)
Rupture of the left ventricle after myocardial infarction results either in sudden death from cardiac tamponade or, when pericardial adhesions are present, in bleeding that is confined to a limited space, which gradually expands as the blood flows through a small communicating orifice under high pressure, forming a false aneurysm. In three such patients a(More)
This study compared functional capacity during treadmill exercise testing and during bicycle exercise radionuclide angiography. 262 patients performed maximal upright bicycle exercise and also performed maximal graded exercise testing using either the Bruce (n = 158) or Naughton (n = 104) treadmill protocols. The functional capacity was well correlated(More)