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Anoshia Raza, Kate Steinberg, Joseph Tartaglia, William H Frishman, Tanush Gupta
External Counterpulsation therapy was first developed over half a century ago as a resuscitative tool to support the failing heart and was based on hemodynamic principles of the intra-aortic balloon pump. Over the course of last few decades, it has evolved into the modern enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) therapy, which has proven to be a safe, effective, and low-cost noninvasive treatment for patients with debilitating angina and chronic heart failure who are poor candidates for revascularization procedures and have sub-optimal results from other therapies...
August 19, 2016: Cardiology in Review
Christopher Ko Williams, D Cristina Stefan, Fiona Rawlinson, Kenneth Simbiri, Sam M Mbulaiteye
The objectives of the African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC), both at its inception in the early 1980s, and at its reactivation in 2000 following a decade of inactivity, included bringing the products of decades of advances in cancer research to African populations through international collaboration. The historical perspective provided in this report illustrates progress in achieving these objectives through successive continent-wide activities over a period of 30 years, culminating in the organisation's most recent conference held in Durban, South Africa, 21-24 November 2013...
2014: Ecancermedicalscience
Piotr Klimeczek, Urszula Zaleska-Dorobisz, Jacek Jagas, Tomasz Harań
Conventional angiography of the coronary arteries is a standard in heart and coronary arteries diagnosis, sufficient to choose a treatment method. The introduction of 64-row multidetector computed tomography improved the imaging of coronary arteries by increasing its spatial and temporal resolution. It has been shown that the potential clinical value of CT angiography, including dual source computed tomography (DSCT), is based particularly on the exclusion of coronary artery disease and is now a recognized clinical indication in patients with equivocal stress test results...
2013: Przegla̧d Lekarski
A Karthikesalingam, P J Holt, A Vidal-Diez, E C Choke, B O Patterson, L J Thompson, T Ghatwary, M J Bown, R D Sayers, M M Thompson
BACKGROUND: Lifelong surveillance is standard after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (EVAR), but remains costly, heterogeneous and poorly calibrated. This study aimed to develop and validate a scoring system for aortic complications after EVAR, informing rationalized surveillance. METHODS: Patients undergoing EVAR at two centres were studied from 2004 to 2010. Preoperative morphology was quantified using three-dimensional computed tomography according to a validated protocol, by investigators blinded to outcomes...
September 2013: British Journal of Surgery
Christopher J L Murray, Michael A Richards, John N Newton, Kevin A Fenton, H Ross Anderson, Charles Atkinson, Derrick Bennett, Eduardo Bernabé, Hannah Blencowe, Rupert Bourne, Tasanee Braithwaite, Carol Brayne, Nigel G Bruce, Traolach S Brugha, Peter Burney, Mukesh Dherani, Helen Dolk, Karen Edmond, Majid Ezzati, Abraham D Flaxman, Tom D Fleming, Greg Freedman, David Gunnell, Roderick J Hay, Sally J Hutchings, Summer Lockett Ohno, Rafael Lozano, Ronan A Lyons, Wagner Marcenes, Mohsen Naghavi, Charles R Newton, Neil Pearce, Dan Pope, Lesley Rushton, Joshua A Salomon, Kenji Shibuya, Theo Vos, Haidong Wang, Hywel C Williams, Anthony D Woolf, Alan D Lopez, Adrian Davis
BACKGROUND: The UK has had universal free health care and public health programmes for more than six decades. Several policy initiatives and structural reforms of the health system have been undertaken. Health expenditure has increased substantially since 1990, albeit from relatively low levels compared with other countries. We used data from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2010 (GBD 2010) to examine the patterns of health loss in the UK, the leading preventable risks that explain some of these patterns, and how UK outcomes compare with a set of comparable countries in the European Union and elsewhere in 1990 and 2010...
March 23, 2013: Lancet
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OBJECTIVE: To conduct an assessment on endovascular repair of descending thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA). CLINICAL NEED: Aneurysm is the most common condition of the thoracic aorta requiring surgery. Aortic aneurysm is defined as a localized dilatation of the aorta. Most aneurysms of the thoracic aorta are asymptomatic and incidentally discovered. However, TAA tends to enlarge progressively and compress surrounding structures causing symptoms such as chest or back pain, dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), dyspnea (shortness of breath), cough, stridor (a harsh, high-pitched breath sound), and hoarseness...
2005: Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series
Yuqiang Fang, Chengming Yang, Xukai Wang, Lin Zhou, Hongyong Wang, Chunyu Zeng
OBJECTIVE: Atherosclerosis is a systemic disease, in which coronary and peripheral angiographies are required to be done at the same time in a large number of patients. To shorten the procedure time, and reduce complications, we tested the feasibility and the safety of using a single 5F multipurpose catheter, via transradial approach, for coronary, cerebral and renal angiographies. METHODS: One thousand and ninety-two patients were enrolled in the study. The procedure time, local vessel complications, duration of hospitalization, and costs were evaluated...
September 1, 2011: International Journal of Cardiology
Se Hoon Oh, Sung-A Chang, Shin Yi Jang, Sung-Ji Park, Jin-Oh Choi, Sang-Chol Lee, Seung Woo Park, Jae K Oh, Duk-Kyung Kim
BACKGROUND: An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is potentially fatal when ruptured. Whereas the transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) protocol does not routinely include examination of the infrarenal abdominal aorta, the protocol is performed quickly and easily for AAA screening. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical utility of the protocol for AAA screening during TTE in a Korean population referred for clinical TTE. METHODS: All of the patients who were scheduled for TTE were enrolled in the study...
November 2010: Echocardiography
M K Salem, H S Rayt, G Hussey, S Rafelt, C P Nelson, R D Sayers, A R Naylor, A Nasim
INTRODUCTION: A national AAA screening programme for men aged 65 is shortly to be implemented in England. Trials that have provided evidence for this screening programme have not included information on ethnicity. Hence their findings may not be applicable to ethnically diverse populations. REPORT: This study retrospectively looked at the prevalence of AAA in men aged 65, from different ethnic backgrounds in our city's current screening programme.19014 men (Caucasians n=18,431, Asian n=446, others n=137) were screened...
December 2009: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
S G Thompson, H A Ashton, L Gao, R A P Scott
OBJECTIVES: To assess whether the mortality benefit from screening men aged 65-74 for abdominal aortic aneurysm decreases over time, and to estimate the long term cost effectiveness of screening. DESIGN: Randomised trial with 10 years of follow-up. SETTING: Four centres in the UK. Screening and surveillance was delivered mainly in primary care settings, with follow-up and surgery offered in hospitals. PARTICIPANTS: Population based sample of 67 770 men aged 65-74...
2009: BMJ: British Medical Journal
G Melissano, L Bertoglio, V Civelli, A C Moraes Amato, G Coppi, E Civilini, G Calori, F De Cobelli, A Del Maschio, R Chiesa
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of the Adamkiewicz artery (AKA) detection by multidetector computed tomography (CT) data analysis without the need of a dedicated workstation, using low-cost hardware and the freeware OsiriX. METHODS: CT scans of 67 patients undergoing a thoracic or thoraco-abdominal aortic procedure between April 2006 and August 2008 were evaluated with respect to detection rate and AKA level and side using the OsiriX software version 3.2 on Mac OS X computer and compared to results obtained by standard workstation analysis, in a fully blinded analysis...
April 2009: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Monika Skrzypiec-Spring, Bartosz Grotthus, Adam Szelag, Richard Schulz
The isolated perfused mammalian heart preparation was established in 1897 by Oscar Langendorff. The method was developed on the basis of the isolated perfused frog heart established by Elias Cyon at the Carl Ludwig Institute of Physiology in Leipzig, Germany in 1866. Observations made using both methods at the end of the 19th and at the beginning of the 20th century led to important discoveries, forming the basis for our understanding of heart physiology. This included the role of temperature, oxygen and calcium ions for heart contractile function, the origin of cardiac electrical activity in the atrium, the negative chronotropic effect of vagus stimulation and the chemical transmission of impulses in the vagus nerve by acetylcholine...
March 2007: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
J Ferrão de Oliveira, Manuel J Antunes
Although advanced heart failure has been considered the main indication for heart transplantation, the increasing number of candidates and shortage of organs for transplantation, with accumulating waiting lists, has originated another look into more conventional surgery, previously considered of prohibitive risk. In fact, many cases are a result of anatomic lesions that can be corrected by conventional surgery, and in the past decade many surgical groups have obtained good and even excellent results in the treatment of aortic stenosis with low output, and in aortic and mitral regurgitation with severe left ventricular (LV) dysfunction...
May 2004: Current Cardiology Reports
A Bloch, J Crittin, A Jaussi
BACKGROUND: For many years, cardiac auscultation has been the only available method for distinguishing between functional and organic murmurs; however, a more reliable differential diagnosis can now be achieved with Doppler echocardiography. The question remains as to whether a Doppler echocardiogram needs to be routinely recorded in the presence of a heart murmur or whether the auscultatory diagnosis of a functional murmur is sufficient. HYPOTHESIS: This prospective study attempts to answer this important question at a time when medical costs have to be curbed...
December 2001: Clinical Cardiology
J M Power, A M Tonkin
Congestive heart failure (HF) is a major focus of medical research. Its incidence has greatly increased in recent decades because of an aging population base and the increasingly successful treatment of other forms of chronic cardiac disease. Relevant large animal models of HF should reflect the complex interactions of cardiac dysfunction, neurohumoral dynamics and peripheral vascular abnormalities found in human HF. A number of large animal models have been developed, especially in dogs, sheep and swine, using naturally occurring HF, or single or combinations of interventions, as instruments to trigger the development of HF...
June 1999: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine
W A Kalender, K Wedding, A Polacin, M Prokop, C Schaefer-Prokop, M Galanski
Vascular investigations by CT have experienced a decisive advance and found a high acceptance since the introduction of fast volume scanning (spiral CT). We have investigated the underlying physical foundations and optimized the operational aspects of the method now introduced as CT angiography (CTA). Investigations are carried out with a table feed of 1-10 mm/s. Images are reconstructed at 1-2 mm separations by use of algorithms which optimize the layer profile. The parameters must be adapted to the region being investigated...
November 1994: Aktuelle Radiologie
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