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Coronary Artery Disease in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Clinical Update
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an independent risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD). Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with CKD. TheExpand
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The left bundle-branch block puzzle in the 2013 ST-elevation myocardial infarction guideline: from falsely declaring emergency to denying reperfusion in a high-risk population. Are the Sgarbossa
Prompt and accurate identification of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in the presence of left bundle-branch block (LBBB) remains difficult. The 2004 STEMI guideline recommended emergentExpand
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Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy: Advances in Diagnosis
Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV), characterized by diffuse intimal thickening and luminal narrowing in the arteries of the allograft, is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in cardiacExpand
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The use of echocardiography in Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome
Endocardial mapping and radiofrequency catheter ablation are well established modalities for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with Wolff–Parkinson–White (WPW) syndrome associated withExpand
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Use of impella ventricular assist device in patients with severe coronary artery disease presenting with cardiac arrest.
Impella (Abiomed, Danvers, MA) is a percutaneously inserted ventricular assist device (VAD). It has been increasingly used in patients with severe heart failure, cardiogenic shock, and high-riskExpand
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Three‐Dimensional Echocardiography in Valvular Heart Disease
Two‐dimensional echocardiography (2DE) with color Doppler has been the standard tool for assessing valvular heart disease. However, this requires conceptualizing three‐dimensional (3D) valvularExpand
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Left Ventricular Dyssynchrony by Three‐Dimensional Echocardiography: Current Understanding and Potential Future Clinical Applications
Left ventricular mechanical dyssynchrony is an important prognostic factor for patients with symptomatic systolic heart failure and has emerged as a therapeutic target for cardiac resynchronizationExpand
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Three‐Dimensional Echocardiography in Evaluation of Left Ventricular Indices
Accurate determination of left ventricular mass, volume, ejection fraction, and wall motion is important for clinical decision making. Currently, M‐mode and two‐dimensional echocardiography (2DE)Expand
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Very Late Development of Coronary Artery Aneurysm with Total Occlusion following Sirolimus-Eluting Stent Implantation.
A 41-year-old African American woman presented with chest pain and was found to have non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction with a peak cardiac troponin I of 28.5. Elective cardiacExpand
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A large left ventricular diverticulum in a patient with congenital pulmonic stenosis.
A 56-year-old asymptomatic white woman underwent transthoracic echocardiography. She had a history of moderate to severe congenital pulmonic stenosis for which she underwent surgical valvotomy at ageExpand
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