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OBJECTIVES This study was designed to assess the effects on resource utilization of routine coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) in triaging chest pain patients in the emergency department (ED). BACKGROUND The routine use of CCTA for ED evaluation of chest pain is feasible and safe. METHODS We conducted a retrospective multivariate analysis… (More)
Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is increasingly used for the assessment of coronary heart disease (CHD) in symptomatic patients. Software applications have recently been developed to facilitate efficient and accurate analysis of CCTA. This study aims to evaluate the clinical application of computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) software for the… (More)
OBJECTIVE We describe our preliminary experience with coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) in emergency department (ED) patients with low- to intermediate-risk chest pain. METHODS A convenience cohort of patients with low- to intermediate-risk acute chest pain presenting to a suburban ED in 2009 were prospectively enrolled if the attending… (More)
The case is described of a 27 year old woman with aneurysms of the abdominal aorta. In the absence of any signs of atherosclerotic disease, an inflammatory aetiology was suspected, a view that was supported by the macroscopic intraoperative findings and preoperative autoimmune assays. The literature on this rare pathology is examined.
BACKGROUND Endograft dislocation in thoracic aorta has not been widely studied. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study is to analyze the incidence and predisposing factor in a single centre experience after 117 procedures. METHOD Between November 2000 and December 2011, all consecutive patients undergoing endovascular repair for descending thoracic or… (More)