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Andrew W Appis, Melissa J Tracy, and Steven B Feinstein

and to reduce the need for unnecessary downstream testing of the UCAs. Also in 2013, several authors investigated the application and ability of perfusion myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) to detect coronary artery disease (CAD) and to predict

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Jalal Asadi, Sanjay S Bhandari, and Nauman Ahmed

, it gives very limited insight into myocardial inflammation and tissue characterization in the acute setting ( 4 , 5 ). Percutaneous angiography and CT pulmonary angiography can be used to exclude coronary artery disease and other causes of chest pain

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Yau-Huei Lai, Chun-Ho Yun, Cheng-Huang Su, Fei-Shih Yang, Hung-I Yeh, Charles Jia-Yin Hou, Tung-Hsin Wu, Ricardo C Cury, Hiram G Bezerra, and Chung-Lieh Hung

-surface area had significant increase along with increased IAS thickness (all P < 0.001). For those subjects without any known hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia or coronary artery disease, the mean IAS thickness was 5.48 ± 1.7 mm ( n = 219). A search of

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Robert M Cooper, Adeel Shahzad, and Rodney H Stables

) . Rule out alternative pathologies requiring surgical intervention Significant co-morbid cardiac disease requiring surgery such as coronary artery disease, sub-aortic bands or MV abnormalities should prompt a surgical referral. Combined operative therapy

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Mohamed Ahmed, Ashraf Roshdy, Rajan Sharma, and Nick Fletcher

, identification of the high-risk population and prevention is the most effective strategy. Causes of SCD include coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, structural heart disease and primary electrophysiologic abnormalities. In some patients, the cause remains

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Sanjeev Bhattacharyya, Denise Parkin, and Keith Pearce

in older age groups may have multiple cardiac and non-cardiac co-morbidities. The role of the valve clinic is focussed and therefore patients requiring intensive heart failure management or coronary artery disease optimisation should be co

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Karthik Seetharam, Nobuyuki Kagiyama, and Partho P Sengupta

, 20 ), heart failure ( 21 , 22 , 23 ), coronary artery disease ( 22 , 24 ) and so forth. ( Table 1 ). Accuracy of POCUS has been reported well. For example, Abe et al . studied 130 patients with aortic stenosis and reported that pocket ultrasound

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R Bedair and X Iriart

earlier surgery, concomitant coronary artery disease in an aging patient population and secondary to sustained, uncontrolled atrial arrhythmia which are frequently seen. Left ventricular function is an important predictor of arrhythmia and survival

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Lauren Turvey, Daniel X Augustine, Shaun Robinson, David Oxborough, Martin Stout, Nicola Smith, Allan Harkness, Lynne Williams, Richard P Steeds, and William Bradlow

anterior motion Abnormal mitral subvalvar apparatus contributing to obstruction Mid-cavity obstruction Concomitant aortic valve disease or coronary artery disease necessitating CABG Alcohol septal ablation is performed

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Mohammed Andaleeb Chowdhury, Jered M Cook, George V Moukarbel, Sana Ashtiani, Thomas A Schwann, Mark R Bonnell, Christopher J Cooper, and Samer J Khouri

. Patients with advanced coronary artery disease, LV systolic and diastolic dysfunction often develop some degree of pulmonary hypertension (PH) and RVD. Left heart pathology is responsible for 65–80% of cases of PH ( 4 ) and 44% of patients with coronary