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Objective To determine cut-off values for a recently introduced high sensitive cardiac troponin assay (hs-cTnI) which provide similar sensitivity, specificity, negative predictive value (NPV) and ...

Heart, Coronary artery disease, Susan M I Goorden, Rudi A van Engelen, Liza S M Wong, Tjeerd van der Ploeg, Gerard J E Verdel, Madelon M Buijs

Date : 01/11/2016

In one patient, identical electrocardiographic alterations were observed both in presence or in absence of pain, while in the others a good correlation was evident between pain and severity of the ...

British Heart Journal, Articles, M. Guazzi, C. Fiorentini, A. Polese, F. Magrini

Date : 08/09/2016

Steven M Bradley, Catherine M Otto Correspondence to Professor Catherine M Otto, Division of Cardiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA; cmotto{at} For as many as 1 ...

Heart, Heartbeat, Steven M Bradley, Catherine M Otto

Date : 15/08/2016 Item size : 90779 bytes

Objective To validate the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommended algorithms for high-sensitivity troponin (hsTn) assays in adults presenting with chest pain. Methods ...

Heart, Coronary artery disease, W A Parsonage, C Mueller, J H Greenslade, K Wildi, J Pickering, M Than, S Aldous, J Boeddinghaus, C J Hammett, T Hawkins, T Nestelberger, T Reichlin, S Reidt, M Rubin ...

Date : 15/08/2016 Item size : 92678 bytes

Clinical introduction An 80-year-old male with a medical history of hypertension, diabetes and moderate calcific aortic stenosis, presented with ischaemic chest pain at rest.

Heart, Image challenge, A Apps, A Sinha, A Money-Kyrle

Date : 15/07/2016

Patient's medical history included atrial fibrillation, implantation of a VVI (ventricular stimulation) pacemaker 3years earlier due to advanced atrioventicular (AV) block, arterial hypertension and ...

Heart, Image challenge, Anna Galas, Tomasz Hryniewiecki, Piotr Szymanski

Date : 01/06/2016

Introduction Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) has a high negative predictive value for excluding significant coronary artery disease (CAD) with those with <50% luminal stenosis not ...

Heart, Abstracts, Hunain Shiwani, Christopher Saunderson, Mohammed Mannan Anwar, Mark Kon, Sudantha Bulugahapitiya

Date : 01/05/2016

Introduction 2010 NICE guidelines recommend cardiac CT in patients with stable chest pain and likelihood of coronary artery disease of 1029%. Results Of 552 chest pain patients referred for cardiac ...

Heart, Abstracts, A Beattie, M Albarri, R McStay, Lisa Andrews

Date : 01/05/2016

Clinical introduction A 74-year-old hypertensive woman presented with shortness of breath. A transoesophageal echocardiogram was scheduled to exclude thrombus before cardioversion (Figure 1A); ...

Heart, Image challenge, Fabio Chirillo, Michele Fusaro, Giovanni Morana, Zoran Olivari

Date : 01/05/2016

Christopher B Fordyce, Pamela S Douglas Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA Correspondence to Dr Christopher B Fordyce, Duke Clinical ...

Heart, Education in Heart, Christopher B Fordyce, Pamela S Douglas

Date : 01/04/2016