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Jureerat Khongkaew, Dujdao Sahasthas, Tharrittawadha Potat, Phatchara Thammawirat
BACKGROUND: The transesophageal echocardiograhpy (TEE) has been studied worldwide. However, identifying additional factors on top of operator's experience and patient's cooperation which could influence the success of the procedure in unsedated patients with heart disease  is not well documented. METHODS: Under the cross-sectional descriptive design, 85 target patients were fulfilling the criteria: being Thai national at the age of at least 20-year-old, being performed TEE by the study participant's cardiologists, being able to communicate verbally...
October 5, 2016: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
Bingcheng Liu, Ying Wang, Yingchang Mi, Jianxiang Wang
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical features and prognosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with dasatinib. METHODS: To present a case of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) associated with long-term exposure to dasatinib and review the related literatures. RESULTS: A 23-year-old female with chronic myelogenous leukemia was treated with dasatinib at a dosage of 140 mg/d after failure of imatinib treatment and achieved complete cytogenetic response...
July 2014: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
Akiko Hamaoka, Ayumi Niboshi, Sei-ichiro Ozawa, Hiroshi Tamiya, Hirotoshi Ito, Isao Shiraishi, Toshiyuki Itoi, Kenji Hamaoka
BACKGROUND: Conventional two-dimensional echocardiography (2DE) is not adequately sensitive enough for the detection of stenotic or occlusive coronary lesions that occur in Kawasaki disease. Recently, linear shadows have been detected inside large- or moderate-sized coronary artery lesions (CALs) by high-resolution 2DE at a convalescent or chronic stage. PURPOSE AND METHODS: We evaluated the clinical significance of the linear shadows detected by 2DE and compared the findings with those obtained using coronary angiography (CAG), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)...
June 2009: Journal of Cardiology
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