Ilan Gottlieb

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BACKGROUND The accuracy of multidetector computed tomographic (CT) angiography involving 64 detectors has not been well established. METHODS We conducted a multicenter study to examine the accuracy of 64-row, 0.5-mm multidetector CT angiography as compared with conventional coronary angiography in patients with suspected coronary artery disease. Nine(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to evaluate whether the absence of coronary calcium could rule out >or=50% coronary stenosis or the need for revascularization. BACKGROUND The latest American Heart Association guidelines suggest that a calcium score (CS) of zero might exclude the need for coronary angiography among symptomatic patients. METHODS A(More)
Myocardial iron quantification remains limited to 1.5 T systems with T2* measurement. The present study aimed at comparing myocardial T2* values at 1.5 T to T1 and T2 mapping at 3.0 T in patients with iron overload and healthy controls. A total of 17 normal volunteers and seven patients with a history of myocardial iron overload were prospectively enrolled.(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of patient population characteristics on accuracy by computed tomography angiography (CTA) to detect obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). BACKGROUND The ability of CTA to exclude obstructive CAD in patients of different pre-test probabilities and in presence of coronary calcification(More)
INTRODUCTION Multidetector CT (MDCT) is used prior to atrial fibrillation ablation (AFA) to anatomically guide ablation procedures. Whether 64-slice MDCT also can be used to diagnose left atrial thrombus is not known. METHODS We sought to determine the accuracy and interobserver variability of MDCT in the evaluation of left atrial thrombus prior to AFA.(More)
The aims of this study are to determine the prevalence of coronary atherosclerosis in acromegalic patients and to investigate the relationship between the coronary artery calcium score (CS) and acromegaly status and clinical parameters [Framingham risk score (FRS)]. Fifty-six acromegalic patients and paired non-acromegalic volunteers were stratified(More)
Esophageal elastance (Ees) was measured in 13 human subjects, awake and anesthetized by halothane, in the supine and left lateral postures. Static esophageal pressure was measured by an esophageal balloon catheter, respiratory volumes by pneumotachography, and functional residual capacity (FRC) by body plethysmography. In the supine awake subject, Ees(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the influence of cross-sectional arc calcification on the diagnostic accuracy of computed tomography (CT) angiography compared with conventional coronary angiography for the detection of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional Review Board approval and written informed consent were obtained from(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to investigate patient characteristics associated with image quality and their impact on the diagnostic accuracy of MDCT for the detection of coronary artery stenosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two hundred ninety-one patients with a coronary artery calcification (CAC) score of <or=600 Agatston units (214 men and 77(More)
Ventilation-perfusion (VA/Q) ratios were studied by means of an inert gas elimination technique in healthy subjects with an average age of 51 years in the supine posture (a) when awake, (b) during inhalational anaesthesia, spontaneously breathing, (c) during mechanical ventilation, and (d) when a positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) was applied. In the(More)