Kunal Minhas

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OBJECTIVES This study reports the results a novel radiation reduction protocol (RRP) system for coronary angiography and interventional procedures and the determinants of radiation dose. BACKGROUND The cardiac catheterization laboratory is an important source of radiation and should be kept in good working order with dose-reduction and monitoring(More)
Objective. Out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients are a critically ill patient population with high mortality. Combining mild therapeutic hypothermia (MTH) with early coronary intervention may improve outcomes in this population. The aim of this study was to evaluate predictors of mortality in OHCA patients undergoing MTH with and without cardiac(More)
Utilizing the atrioventricular and semilunar valves as ultrasonic landmarks, a simple reproducible technic is described for the ultrasonic evaluation of the heart and its great vessels in the normal neonate. The importance of the clinical application of this method is discussed. Echocardiographic studies were performed on 240 normal newborns. Qualitative(More)
A 7 month old black female infant with the clinical findings of Pompe's disease is presented. The diagnosis of an infiltrative myocardiopathy with left ventricular outflow tract obstruction presenting with a pronounced systolic anterior motion of the anterior mitral valve leaflet was made by echocardiography. This diagnosis was confirmed by cardiac(More)
A step-by-step approach to cardiac diagnosis utilizing a chest X-ray and echocardiography is described and used to study a normal infant and six infant patients with angiocardiographically-proven complex congenital heart malformations. The heart is divided into three major anatomical segments in order to localize the atrial and ventricular chambers and(More)
Rotational atherectomy (RA) for heavily calcified lesions is essential for improved stent delivery and stent expansion. In tortuous vessels it is often difficult to advance the burr without rotation and possible injury to the endothelium of healthy vessel. The GuideLiner catheter, a child in mother catheter, has recently been used to allow for increased(More)
We present the case of a ten-hour-old infant with clinical findings suggestive of hypoplastic left-heart syndrome. A diagnosis of left ventricular tumor was made by echocardiographic examination. This diagnosis was confirmed at autopsy, when a large rhabdomyoma was found in the interventricular septum, obliterating the major portion of the left ventricular(More)
Guide catheter induced dissection of coronary arteries is an uncommon, but serious complication of coronary angioplasty. Treatment can include emergent coronary artery bypass grafting to the affected vessel or percutaneous intervention including wiring the true lumen and exclusion stenting of the dissection flap to prevent further propagation. Detailed(More)