Duncan S. Dymond

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The haemodynamic effects of dopamine and isosorbide dinitrate alone and in combination were studied in 8 patients with chronic congestive cardiac failure. In 7 patients dopamine, 6,tg/kg per min, increased mean cardiac index from 2-0 to 3 0 1/min per m2 (P < 0.0005); mean stroke volume index from 20 to 27 ml/m2 (P < 0.0025), and mean left ventricular stroke(More)
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty was attempted with elective percutaneous intra-aortic balloon pump support in 21 patients (mean age 60 years, range 40-82; 18 males) with unstable angina (n = 2), multivessel coronary disease requiring multivessel angioplasty (n = 2), severe left ventricular dysfunction (ejection fraction 10-30%; n = 16) or(More)
Sudden strenuous exercise (SSE) has been shown to produce ischemic electrocardiographic (ECG) responses, abnormalities of myocardial blood flow, and decreases in left ventricular ejection fraction. Prior exercise taken as warm-up has been shown to ameliorate the ECG and myocardial blood flow abnormalities induced by SSE. The purpose of this study was to(More)
Mycotic aneurysms are a rare but recognized complication of infective endocarditis. Aneurysms of the pulmonary artery are usually associated with infected congenital heart lesions and especially with persistent ductus arteriosus. This report deals with a patient with a persistent ductus who developed multiple mycotic aneurysms in the right lung following(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)
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)
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)
Respiratory effort during inspiration, expiration, and the Valsalva manoeuvre changes right ventricular preload and afterload. On inspiration these changes should improve systolic emptying of a larger end diastolic volume and so increase the ejection fraction, whereas on expiration the reverse should be true. The resting right ventricular ejection fraction(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)