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Transradial access for cardiac catheterization is now widely accepted among the invasive cardiology community as a safe and viable approach with a markedly reduced incidence of major access-related complications compared with the transfemoral approach. As this access technique is now being used more commonly for cardiac catheterization, it is of paramount(More)
The role of inflammatory markers in cardiovascular diseases has been studied extensively and a consistent relationship between various inflammatory markers and cardiovascular diseases has been established in the past. Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a new addition to the long list of these inflammatory markers. NLR, which is calculated from complete(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies evaluating breast arterial calcifications (BAC) as a risk marker for coronary artery disease (CAD) have been limited by sample size and have yielded mixed results. Our objective was to evaluate the association of BAC and CAD. METHODS Data sources included Medline (1970-2010), the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register electronic(More)
Cardiac papillary fibroelastomas are the most common primary valvular tumors. Generally benign, they account only for about 10% of all primary cardiac neoplasms, can occur in normal or diseased hearts, and are associated strongly with open heart surgery and radiotherapy. They are, in most cases, incidental findings, but can be discovered after syncope. We(More)
We are presenting a case of one of the largest un-ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm ever reported. Presented here is a rare case of a 69-year-old active smoker male with history of hypertension and incidental diagnosis of abdominal aortic aneurysm of 6.2 cm in 2003, who refused surgical intervention at the time of diagnosis with continued smoking habit and(More)
Carotid artery redundancies are common findings on routine imaging studies and are usually considered to be benign variants. We present a case of a 40-year-old man, with a history of cocaine abuse, who was diagnosed with dissection of the right internal carotid artery and looping of the bilateral internal carotid arteries. This report attempts to highlight(More)
Double-chambered right ventricle (DCRV) is a rare congenital heart disorder involving 2 different right ventricle (RV) pressure compartments that is often associated with ventricular septal defect (VSD). Usually, the obstruction is caused by an anomalous muscle bundle crossing the RV from the interventricular septum to the RV free wall. We are reporting a(More)
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