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A 29-year-old man presenting with syncopal ventricular tachycardia was diagnosed with arrhythmogenic right ventricular (RV) cardiomyopathy. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed an unequivocal dyskinetic segment at the basal portion of the RV lateral free wall. Three-dimensional electroanatomic voltage mapping using the EnSite NavX system(More)
BACKGROUND Production of leukotrienes by 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO) has been linked to unstable atherosclerotic plaques and cardiovascular events. VIA-2291 is a potent 5-LO inhibitor. METHODS AND RESULTS In a double-blinded study, 191 patients were randomly assigned 3 weeks after an acute coronary syndrome to receive 25, 50, or 100 mg VIA-2291 or placebo daily(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of incidental deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in patients with clinically suspected peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) using contrast-enhanced MR angiography (MRA) with a blood pool contrast agent. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Two hundred fifty-nine MRA examinations with blood pool(More)
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging plays an essential role in the evaluation and follow-up of adult congenital heart disease (ACHD), providing safe, high-resolution imaging of some of the most complex anatomies encountered. Unlimited by acoustic windows and capable of tissue characterization, CMR is devoid of ionizing radiation and provides(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammation has a key role in the process of atherosclerosis. Production of leukotrienes by 5-lipoxygenase has been linked to atherosclerotic plaques and cardiovascular events. HYPOTHESIS In this study, a selective 5-LO inhibitor will slow plaque progression using serial cardiac computed tomographic angiography (CCTA). METHODS Patients with(More)
Atherosclerosis exacts a large toll on society in the form of cardiovascular morbidity, mortality, and resource use and is exacerbated by the epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Consequently, there is a critical need for more-effective methods of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the complications of atherosclerosis. Careful and well-conducted large(More)
BACKGROUND Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease associated with increased risks of myocardial infarction and stroke. Systemic treatments for moderate to severe psoriasis can reduce skin and joint inflammation; however, their effects on vascular inflammation are unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS This randomized, controlled trial included 30 patients with(More)
Expression of the equilibrative, S-(p-nitrobenzyl)-6-thioinosine (NBMPR)-sensitive nucleoside transporter (es), a component of the nucleoside salvage pathway, was measured during unperturbed growth and following exposure to various antimetabolites at growth-inhibitory concentrations. The probe 5-(SAENTA-x8)-fluorescein is a highly modified form of adenosine(More)