Milind Y. Desai

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Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography Guidelines Committee was formed to develop recommendations for acquiring, interpreting, and reporting of these studies in a standardized fashion. Indications and contraindications for specific services or procedures are not included in the scope of these documents. These recommendations were produced as an(More)
AIMS Although multislice computed tomography (MSCT) detects obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) with high diagnostic accuracy, there is a paucity of long-term prognostic data. We sought to assess the incremental prognostic value of 64-slice CT in patients with suspected but no documented CAD. METHODS AND RESULTS Coronary MSCT was performed on 227(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the effect of transient myocardial ischemia on circulating natriuretic peptide levels. BACKGROUND Natriuretic peptides are released by the heart in response to wall stress. We hypothesized that transient myocardial ischemia would cause acute changes in circulating natriuretic peptide levels. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Patients referred for radiofrequency pulmonary vein antral isolation undergo contrast-enhanced multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) to assess pulmonary vein and left atrial anatomy as well as transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) to detect intraatrial thrombus. We sought to determine the accuracy of MDCT to qualitatively and quantitatively(More)
CONTEXT Statins reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels and slow progression of coronary atherosclerosis. However, no data exist describing the relationship between statin-induced changes in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and disease progression. OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between changes in LDL-C and HDL-C(More)
OBJECTIVES In hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients undergoing surgical myectomy, we sought to determine the association between pre-operative cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) findings, small intramural coronary arteriole dysplasia (SICAD) on histopathology, and ventricular tachycardia (VT). BACKGROUND Myocardial scarring (fibrosis) and SICAD are(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to assess the diagnostic accuracy and incremental prognostic value of delayed hyper-enhancement cardiac magnetic resonance (DHE-CMR) compared with electrocardiographic and transthoracic echocardiographic (TTE) parameters in such patients. BACKGROUND Utility of DHE-CMR in the diagnosis of patients with suspected cardiac amyloidosis(More)
OBJECTIVES This meta-analysis was designed to update data on clinical outcomes with aspiration thrombectomy or mechanical thrombectomy before primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) compared with conventional primary PCI alone. BACKGROUND The clinical efficacy of thrombectomy in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remains uncertain. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of the study was to determine whether the extent of left ventricular scar, measured with delayed hyperenhancement cardiac magnetic resonance (DHE-CMR), predicts survival in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) and severely reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). BACKGROUND Patients with ICM and reduced LVEF have(More)