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This update is based on what the committee believes are the most relevant and significant advances established for the management of patients with acute myocardial infarction made during that time frame. The guidelines are available on the Web sites of both the American College of Cardiology (www.acc.org) and the American Heart Association(More)
BACKGROUND In the patient with mitral regurgitation who is being considered for valvular surgery, cardiac catheterization is usually performed to quantify the severity of regurgitation and to determine its influence on left ventricular volumes and systolic function. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) potentially provides a rapid, noninvasive method of(More)
The present study was performed to evaluate the usefulness of changes in intramural oxygen (PmO2) and carbon dioxide (PmCO2) tensions shortly after coronary artery occlusion as indices of the severity of myocardial ischemic injury. In 14 open-chest, anesthetized dogs, a 60-min coronary artery occlusion was performed, during which PmO2 and PMCO2 were(More)
This study assesses the utility of a scintigraphic, nongeometric technique for the determination of left ventricular volumes. Accordingly, gated blood pool scintigraphy and cineangiography were performed within a 24 hour period in 22 patients. Scintigraphic volume measurements were calculated from individual frames of a modified 35 degrees left anterior(More)