Narumol Chaosuwannakit

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Malignant mesothelioma of the pericardium is a rare and fatal condition that clinicians should be aware of due to its variability of clinical manifestation. The diagnosis may be delayed as a result of delayed treatment. Here, we report two cases of malignant pericardial mesothelioma with two different clinical aspects: cardiac tamponade and mimic(More)
PURPOSE Cancer survivors exposed to anthracyclines experience an increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) events. We hypothesized that anthracycline use may increase aortic stiffness, a known predictor of CV events. PATIENTS AND METHODS We performed a prospective, case-control study involving 53 patients: 40 individuals who received an anthracycline for the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the reliability of measurement for left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) by ECG-gated multi-detector CT (MDCT) comparing with biplane cine left ventriculography that is current gold standard. MATERIAL AND METHOD The authors reviewed the data from 15 patients who were referred for coronary CT angiography for clinical indications(More)
OBJECTIVE To quantify right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) and pulmonary obstruction index assessed by computed tomographic pulmonary angiography (CTPA) to assess the predictive value of these CT parameters for mortality after the initial diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism (APE). MATERIAL AND METHOD In 81 consecutive patients with proved APE, two(More)
Endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF) is a common cause of restrictive cardiomyopathy in the tropics and has been underdiagnosed in the past. Sometimes it is difficult to differentiate EMF from other restrictive cardiomyopathies. Cur- rently, echocardiography is used for the initial investigations that might lead to a diagnosis of EMF. In this study, we evaluate(More)
BACKGROUND Brugada syndrome (BrS) is an inherited primary arrhythmia disorder leading to sudden cardiac arrest. SCN5A, encoding the α-subunit of the cardiac sodium channel (Nav1.5), is the most common pathogenic gene of BrS. An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is the standard treatment for secondary prevention. This study aimed to evaluate(More)
INTRODUCTION Brugada syndrome (BrS) is a common genetic cause of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) due to polymorphic ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation. The current recommended therapy for high-risk BrS patients is the use of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). The present study aimed to report the clinical characteristics and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of 128-multi detector row computed tomography coronary angiography (MDCTCA) with that of invasive conventional coronary angiography (CCA) in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD). MATERIAL AND METHOD Forty-two consecutive patients underwent both MDCTCA and CCA. All MDCTCA were evaluated for the(More)
BACKGROUND Early repolarization pattern (ERP) is characterized by J-point elevation with QRS notching or slurring in the terminal portion of the QRS complex. It may be associated with sudden death. Brugada syndrome (BS) is a genetic and fatal disease commonly found in northeastern Thai men. Data on the rate and predictors of ERP in Asian populations are(More)
BACKGROUND Primary evaluation of patients with pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect (PA-VSD) traditionally relies upon echocardiography and conventional cardiac angiography (CCA). CA is considered the gold standard for delineation of anatomy in children with pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect (PA with VSD). Data comparing CCA and(More)