Paramjit Jeetley

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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to compare myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) with single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) for the detection of significant coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with symptoms suggestive of CAD. BACKGROUND Single-photon emission computed tomography is a well-established method of assessing(More)
AIMS Patients attending hospital with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS), non-diagnostic electrocardiogram (ECG), and negative troponin present a diagnostic dilemma for admitting physicians. We sought to determine the clinical and economic impact of stress echocardiography (SEcho) when compared with exercise ECG (ExECG) in the assessment of these(More)
We hypothesized that myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) could be used to stratify risk in patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome but a nondiagnostic electrocardiogram and negative troponin. Pretest Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) scores were determined. Exercise electrocardiographic data in those patients undergoing treadmill(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated whether the extent of residual myocardial viability demonstrated by myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) predicts the degree of left ventricular (LV) remodelling after acute myocardial infarction as assessed by cardiovascular magnetic resonance. METHODS Accordingly, 25 patients underwent MCE 5 to 7 days after acute(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to assess the accuracy of hand-carried ultrasound (HCU) in the prediction of a normal study, and its cost-effectiveness in reducing the number of standard departmental echocardiograms (SDE) performed on hospital inpatients. METHODS The setting was a district general hospital. Participants were 157 consecutive inpatients, mean age 68(More)
Left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy (LVH) confers increased cardiovascular risk on patients with hypertension. Echocardiography using new hand-held devices might allow community-based cost-effective screening for LVH in a targeted hypertensive population. Thus, the aim of this study was to test the validity of hand-held ultrasound devices to screen for LVH in(More)
BACKGROUND Distinguishing ischemic from nonischemic origin in patients presenting with acute heart failure (AHF) not resulting from acute myocardial infarction has both therapeutic and prognostic implications. The aim of the study was to assess whether myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) can identify underlying coronary artery disease (CAD) as the(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare exercise electrocardiography (ExECG) and stress echocardiography (SE) in the risk stratification of patients presenting to hospital with cardiac-sounding chest pain, non-diagnostic ECGs and negative cardiac Troponin. METHODS Patients presenting with acute chest pain were prospectively randomised to early ExECG or SE. A post-test(More)
BACKGROUND Technetium 99m N-ethoxy-N-ethyl dithiocarbamate (N-NOET) is a new radionuclide tracer for cardiac single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging. It combines the advantageous properties of a Tc-99m agent with the redistribution characteristics of thallium 201. We directly compared the two agents in patients with known or suspected(More)
Thirty-five patients underwent quantitative low-power myocardial contrast echocardiography to evaluate the severity of left anterior descending coronary artery stenosis. Coronary flow reserve and myocardial blood flow were able to accurately differentiate among angiographically derived grades of coronary stenosis.