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AIMS To determine the symptomatic and prognostic differences resulting from a novel diagnostic pathway based on cardiac computerized tomography (CT) compared with the traditional exercise stress electrocardiography test (EST) in stable chest pain patients. METHODS AND RESULTS A prospective randomized controlled trial compared selected patient outcomes in(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to determine whether 80-lead body surface potential mapping (BSPM) would improve detection of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and occluded culprit artery in patients presenting with ST-segment depression (STD) only on 12-lead ECG. BACKGROUND In patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS), the standard 12-lead ECG has(More)
Acute kidney injury (AKI), defined as a rise in serum creatinine of greater than 25% from baseline measured at 48 hours after renal insult, may follow iodinated contrast coronary angiography. Termed contrast-induced nephropathy, it can result in considerable morbidity and mortality. Measurement of serum creatinine as a functional biomarker of glomerular(More)
More than half of those born after 1960 will develop cancer during their lifetime. Fortunately, owing to improved diagnosis and treatment, cure rates have risen steadily over the last three decades. With an increased survivorship, more will experience adverse effects of cancer therapeutics on the heart. As the oncologist's focus begins to encompass the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the cost-effectiveness of cardiac CT compared with exercise stress testing (EST) in improving the health-related quality of life of patients with stable chest pain. METHODS A cost-utility analysis alongside a single-centre randomised controlled trial carried out in Northern Ireland. Patients with stable chest pain were randomised to(More)
4.05pm Two case presentations from Erne Hospital 4.20pm Invited Abstract: " The patient with neurological symptoms-pathological or functional? " Dr SA Hawkins, Consultant Neurologist and Reader in Medicine, Royal Victoria Hospital and Queens University Belfast. Objective: To estimate the prevalence of multiple sclerosis (MS). Background: NI has been(More)
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