Stephanie Flicker

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The effect of postoperative fluid management on pulmonary extravascular thermal volume (ETVL) as in index of pulmonary extravascular water after coronary artery bypass grafting was compared, using the thermal-dye technique, among five patients who received 5% albumin (group A), five patients who received 6% hydroxyethyl starch (group H), and five who(More)
We determined the location of arterial injury in 11 patients who had pseudoaneurysms with (six cases) or without (five cases) arteriovenous fistula as a complication of cardiac catheterization. Medical records and arteriograms were examined retrospectively. Ten of the 11 pseudoaneurysms identified were located below the level of the femoral head. Five of(More)
Eight documented cases of pulmonary zygomycosis were analyzed retrospectively with regard to radiographic and clinical features. Predisposing factors were diabetes mellitus in six cases, lymphoblastic lymphoma in one case, and surgery to correct a tracheoesophageal fistula in one case. Two of the patients with diabetes had also undergone renal(More)
Three patients with uncertain pacemaker electrode position on plain film radiography were studied with fast cine cardiovascular computed tomography (CT) imaging. The value of this new technique in determining the position of pacing electrodes is discussed.
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a major clinical problem in children, occurring in 0.8% of newborns (1). In the past, most patients with CHD died in infancy. With improved surgical and postoperative care, as well as more accurate preoperative evaluation, the overall 10-year survival rate is > 90%. As a result, > 500,000 adults in the United States have(More)
Dynamic imaging by a new ultrafast computed tomography scanner of a patient with chronic calcified pericardial constriction is presented. Images of the heart throughout the cardiac cycle demonstrate compression of the right ventricle by calcified pericardium. Hemodynamic data was derived from the scan study to support the diagnosis of pericardial(More)
A 53-year-old man with previous surgically corrected pulmonic valve stenosis was evaluated for central cyanosis. A right-to-left shunt at the atrial level was diagnosed by contrast-enhanced ultrafast computed tomography. Cardiac catheterization confirmed the CT findings and provided quantitation of the shunt.