Predischarge coronary angiography was better than exercise testing for reducing hospital use after low-risk chest pain
- Dealing with a new case of angina. Robinson, Gina // Independent Nurse;5/19/2008, p30
The article presents a case study of a 45-year-old man attending for a routine annual health check at the surgery and the patient had mentioned that he had been experiencing chest pain for the last six months. An electrocardiography (ECG) has been performed to identify any cardiovascular changes...
- RIPCORD: Routine FFR measurement at coronary angiography influenced treatment decision. // Cardiology Today;Jun2014, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p40
The article discusses the impact of routine fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurement during coronary angiography on the treatment of patients with chest pain.
- Apical ballooning of the left ventricle: first series in white patients. Desmet W J R; Adriaenssens B F M; Dens J A Y // Heart;Sep2003, Vol. 89 Issue 9, p1027
BACKGROUND: A cardiac syndrome of "apical ballooning" was recently described, consisting of an acute onset of transient extensive akinesia of the apical and mid portions of the left ventricle, without significant stenosis on the coronary angiogram, accompanied by chest symptoms, ECG changes, and...
- Coronary CTA bested MPI in patients with acute chest pain. // Cardiology Today;Nov2011, Vol. 14 Issue 11, p34
The article discusses research on the use of coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) in patients with acute chest pain, by J. Goldstein and colleagues, published in the "Journal of the American College of Cardiology."
- ROMICAT: In patients with chest pain, coronary CTA can rule out CAD. Raible, Eric // Cardiology Today;Jun2009, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p6
The article discusses a study which revealed that coronary computed tomography angiography can rule out coronary artery disease in patients with acute chest pain.
- Interferon-Induced Coronary Vasospasm. Tanaka, Hideyuki; Yamakado, Tetsu; Emi, Yoshiharu; Nabeshima, Kazuo; Itoh, Sanae; Nakano, Takeshi // Angiology;Dec1995, Vol. 46 Issue 12, p1139
Describes a patient with variant angina pectoris in whom attacks were precipitated by treatment of antiviral agent interferon. Medical history of the patient; Clinical symptoms; Dosage levels of the administered drugs; Adverse effects.
- Value of serum pregnancy-associated plasma protein A for predicting cardiovascular events among patients presenting with cardiac chest pain. von Haehling, Stephan; Doehner, Wolfram; Jankowska, Ewa A.; Ponikowski, Piotr; Stellos, Konstantinos; Puntmann, Valentina O.; Nagel, Eike; Anker, Stefan D.; Gawaz, Meinrad; Bigalke, Boris // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/16/2013, Vol. 185 Issue 7, pE295
Background: Pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) has been suggested as a candidate marker for the identification of unstable plaques in coronary arteries. We assessed the value of PAPP-A for predicting short-term cardiovascular events in a large cohort of patients presenting with...
- Identifying and managing chest pain in women. Wyant, Andrew R.; Collett, DeShana // JAAPA: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (;Jan2015, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p48
Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death in women in the United States. Sex disparities remain despite research highlighting the unique aspects of managing women with ischemic heart disease. Increased mortality in women may be related to the critical differences in the clinical...
- An unexpected finding during planned primary percutaneous coronary angioplasty. Robinson, Simon D.; Hall, Jim; Goodwin, Andrew T. // Heart;Nov2007, Vol. 93 Issue 11, p1392
The article presents the case of an old woman suffering from acute central chest pain. Her electrocardiogram (ECG) showed an inferior ST elevation. The coronary angiography found no obstructive coronary atheroma. Here diagnosis shows no evidence of pulmonary thromboembolism or recurrence of...