Role of Family History of Sudden Death in Risk Stratification and Prevention of Sudden Death With Implantable Defibrillators in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Dec 22, 2016 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Role of Family History of Sudden Death in Risk Stratification and Prevention of Sudden Death With Implantable Defibrillators in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

The selection of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC) for the primary prevention of sudden death (SD) with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) has been determined by the assessment of 5 risk factors….

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Left Atrial Volume in Children Without Heart Disease and in Those With Ventricular Septal Defect or Patent Ductus Arteriosus or Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Dec 22, 2016 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Left Atrial Volume in Children Without Heart Disease and in Those With Ventricular Septal Defect or Patent Ductus Arteriosus or Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

In adults, the left atrial (LA) volume has been shown to reflect diastolic function and is a powerful predictor of cardiac morbidity and mortality. Normative LA volume values in children…

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Follow-Up by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Who Underwent Percutaneous Ventricular Septal Ablation

Dec 22, 2016 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Follow-Up by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Who Underwent Percutaneous Ventricular Septal Ablation

To evaluate myocardial infarction and describe the early to mid-term changes induced by percutaneous ventricular septal ablation (PVSA) in symptomatic patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Cardiac…

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So You Want to See Your Heart

Dec 22, 2016 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on So You Want to See Your Heart

Recently, I was walking in the corridors of Baylor University Medical Center and suddenly was stopped and asked by a very kind man, “I understand, Dr. Roberts, that you have…

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Effect of Spironolactone on Left Ventricular Systolic and Diastolic Function in Patients With Early Stage Chronic Kidney Disease

Dec 22, 2016 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Effect of Spironolactone on Left Ventricular Systolic and Diastolic Function in Patients With Early Stage Chronic Kidney Disease

Patients with early chronic kidney disease (CKD) have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Aldosterone levels are elevated and might impair ventricular function through adverse myocardial and vascular proinflammatory and…

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Incidence and Predictors of Atrioventricular Conduction Impairment After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

Dec 22, 2016 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Incidence and Predictors of Atrioventricular Conduction Impairment After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

Atrioventricular (AV) conduction impairment is well described after surgical aortic valve replacement, but little is known in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). We assessed AV conduction and need…

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Erratum

Dec 22, 2016 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Erratum

Erratum for Shapiro et al. “Utility of cardiovascular magnetic resonance to predict left ventricular recovery after primary percutaneous coronary intervention for patients presenting with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction” Am…

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Reply

Dec 22, 2016 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Reply

We thank Dr. Alpert for his interest in our study. For many years, auscultatory blood pressure coupled with a mercury manometer (ABP) was used as the office and hospital gold…

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