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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of sodium 2-mercaptoethanesulfonate (MESNA), a reactive oxygen scavenger, in at-risk patients given radiographic contrast agents. Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a common complication of radiographic procedures; reactive oxygen species (ROS) could play a key role. METHODS We conducted(More)
PURPOSE To assess prevalence and significance of extra cardiac findings (ECF) in clinical routine cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) studies reported by cardiologists alone versus cardiologist and radiologist working together. METHODS One-thousand-seventy-four consecutive patients presenting at our institution for CMR work-up of multiple(More)
With older age and increasing comorbidities, conventional operative procedures for severe symptomatic aortic stenosis are associated with a high surgical risk. To date, transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TF-TAVI) represents an accepted alternative method of intervention with a cardiovascular and all-cause mortality similar to operative(More)
BACKGROUND Increased cardiac fat has been identified as a risk factor for coronary artery disease. Metabolic syndrome is associated with increased cardiac fat deposition. Steroids are known to imitate some effects of metabolic syndrome and are frequently used in patients with rheumatic disorders. Primary aim was to evaluate the impact of long-term steroid(More)
A 68-year-old white man presented for work-up of recurring atypical resting chest pain in the setting of known coronary artery disease. ECG and chest x-ray on admission can be viewed in Figures 1 and 2. Two years previously, invasive angiography was performed because of unstable angina revealing dilative coronary sclerosis of all coronaries with a proximal(More)
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of cardiac involvement in rheumatic disorders is challenging due to its varying clinical presentation. Since clinical consequences range from immediate treatment changes to adverse long-term outcome, individual risk stratification is of great clinical interest. Primary aim was to evaluate the prevalence of cardiac involvement in(More)
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