Rajiv S Swamy

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BACKGROUND Recent studies suggest that Doppler echocardiography (DE)-based estimates of pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) may not be as accurate as previously believed. We sought to determine the accuracy of PASP measurements using DE compared with right-sided heart catheterization (RHC) in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH). METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate measurement of left ventricular filling pressure is important to distinguish between category 1 pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and category 2 pulmonary hypertension (PH) from left heart diseases (PH-HFpEF). We hypothesized that the common practice of relying on the digitized mean pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP-digital)(More)
Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) has been shown to be an independent risk factor for adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events. Despite this well-known association, the lack of a standardized approach for the quantification and the monitoring of LVH regression has limited its use as a primary risk factor that can be easily clinically targeted.(More)
The diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome relies on clinical history, electrocardiographic (ECG) changes, and cardiac biomarkers; but within the spectrum of acute coronary syndrome, there exist subtle presentations that cannot afford to be overlooked. Wellens syndrome is one such example, in which a patient can present with both ECG changes that are not(More)
OBJECTIVE:There is limited information on the effect of exercise on colonic function. Beneficial effects have been described, including prevention of colon cancer. In the present study, we demonstrate that short duration exercise results in enhancement of breath hydrogen excretion after consumption of lactulose.METHODS:Twelve normal volunteers who performed(More)
Significant variability in activated clotting time (ACT) measurement exists based on the type of point-of-care system used. We sought to determine the degree of agreement in ACT measurements by the Hemochron Response and the Hemochron Signature Elite Whole Blood coagulation systems and whether these 2 systems can be used interchangeably. We prospectively(More)
Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) has been shown to be an independent risk factor for adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events. Despite this well-known association, the lack of a standardized approach for both the quantification of LVH and the monitoring of LVH regression has limited its use as a primary risk factor that can be clinically targeted. In(More)
We present a case of a gentleman who presented with acute myocardial infarction and cardiac arrest 6 days after undergoing mitral valve replacement surgery. Immediate coronary angiography revealed perforation of the left circumflex artery which was successfully treated with a covered stent. This report details the successful percutaneous treatment of an(More)