An Introduction to Imaging
Technological innovation has led to many advances in imaging the heart and vascular system, which plays an important role in both diagnosis and management. Imaging modalities include echocardiography, myocardial perfusion imaging via nuclear scintigraphy, MRI and CT. Coronary angiography via coronary catheterization is the gold-standard imaging modality for the visualization of the coronary arteries.
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Annapoorna Kini, ACC 2023: Evolocumab in patients with stable coronary artery disease, the Yellow III study
The Yellow III study aimed to assess the effect of evolocumab in combination with statins on plaque morphology in patients with stable coronary artery disease. In this touchCARDIO interview, we speak with Dr Annapoorna Kini (Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Mount Sinai Medical Centre, New York, NY, USA) to discuss the Yellow series, with focus on the […]
Annapoorna Kini, ACC 2023: PCSK9 inhibitors for acute coronary syndrome
Evolocumab is a proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin type 9 inhibitor (PCSK9 inhibitor). When used in combination with statins, reduced plaque volume has been observed in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). In this touchCARDIO interview, we speak with Dr Annapoorna Kini (Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Mount Sinai Medical Centre, New York, NY, USA) to discuss the use […]
The Evolving Role of Echocardiography During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic
Heart International. 2022;16(1):28–36 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/HI.2022.16.1.28
As of the publication of this article, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection has affected over 400 million people around the world and caused over 6 million deaths.1 Although COVID-19 infection predominantly affects the respiratory system, studies have described a wide spectrum of cardiovascular manifestations, including asymptomatic myocardial injury, myocardial infarction and myocarditis.2 Echocardiography is an easily […]
Federico Asch, ACC 2021 – Insights into the virtual meeting
Federico Asch (MedStar Health Research Institute, Columbia, MD, USA) shares his thoughts on this year’s virtual meeting. Speaker disclosures: Dr Asch has nothing to disclose in relation to this video. Interview and filming supported by Touch Medical Media. Interview conducted by Nicola Cartridge. Filmed during a remote video call with Dr Asch as a highlight […]
Federico Asch, ACC 2021 – Findings from the WASE COVID study
Federico Asch (MedStar Health Research Institute, Columbia, MD, USA) discusses the findings of the WASE COVID study, presented at ACC 2021. The study compared AI software-based echocardiography analysis with manual expert analysis to predict mortality based on longitudinal strain and LVEF. Abstract title: Human vs Machine Learning-based Echocardiography Analysis as Predictor of Outcomes in Acute […]
The Quantification of Total Coronary Atheroma Burden – A Major Step Forward
Heart International. 2020;14(2):73-5 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/HI.2020.14.2.73
More than half of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) occur in subjects with no significant coronary stenosis.1 In view of the number of patients dying each year from a heart attack, the question of identifying these patients is of primary importance. A large body of evidence currently exists, indicating that total coronary atheroma burden (TOCAB) – the […]
Left main Stenosis Stenting Normalizes Wall Shear Stress of Ascending Aorta in Bicuspid Aortic Valve
Heart International. 2020;14(2):121-2 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/HI.2020.14.2.121
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) represents the most common congenital cardiac anomaly, with a prevalence ranging between 1% and 2% in the general population.1 BAV is known to be associated with dilation and dissection of the ascending aorta, and the significantly higher shear forces seem to have a pivotal role on the development of such complications.2 Nowadays, patients […]
Computed Tomography-Based Patients’ Specific Biomechanical and Fluid Dynamic Study of Anomalous Coronary Arteries with Origin from the Opposite Sinus and Intramural Course
Heart International. 2020;14(2):105-11 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/HI.2020.14.2.105
Anomalous coronary arteries originating from the opposite sinus of Valsalva (ACAOS) is one of the most clinically relevant abnormalities among the wide spectrum of coronary artery anomalies.1 Sudden cardiac death has been related to myocardial bridges, ectopic origin of the pulmonary artery, a single coronary artery and ACAOS with an intramural course (ACAOS-IM), especially in young […]
40/Transmural activation mapping for complex ventricular arrhythmias with high frame rate transthoracic echocardiography: Non-invasive identification of intramural and subepicardial sites of origin with electromechanical wave imaging
European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology. 2023;9(Suppl. 1):abstr40
Introduction: The restriction of activation mapping to the ventricular surface of contemporary mapping systems often leads to failure to correctly identify the true site of origin (SOO) of intramural and/or sub-epicardial Vas and lower procedural success. Electromechanical wave imaging (EWI) is a non-invasive echocardiography-based high frame rate technology that offers direct transmural activation mapping and may […]
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