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.
Browse the content below where leading experts discuss the latest data in video interviews and short articles from our conference hub, and browse the selection of peer-reviewed articles from our journal portfolio.
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 […]
Electrocardiography in Athletes – How to Identify High-risk Subjects?
European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology. 2020;6(1):24-31 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/EJAE.2020.6.1.24
Athletes represent the fittest individuals in our society, yet paradoxically carry an increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) when compared to sedentary individuals with the same cardiac disease.1,2 Two recent studies have provided a realistic prevalence of young SCD in both the general population and in elite athletes. A population-based study from Australia and […]
HRC 2019 – Arrhythmia Alliance Symposia: Arrhythmia Mapping
Coverage of the Arrhythmia Alliance Symposia – Arrhythmia Mapping presented at HRC 2019 and chaired by Drs Stuart Harris and Vias Markides. Filmed at the Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC) 2019 in Birmingham, UK, October 2019 in partnership with Arrhythmia Alliance.
Elaine Wan, HRS 2019 – Non-invasive Localisation of Cardiac Arrhythmias Using EWI
Professor Elaine Wan (Esther Aboodi Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA) spoke to us at Heart Rhythm 2019 about how electromechanical wave imaging (EWI) can be used to improve patient outcomes in arrhythmia. Speaker’s Disclosures: Elaine Wan has been a speaker for Abbott and Medtronic […]
Raffaele De Lucia, EHRA 2019 – The In-ear Region as a Novel Anatomical Site for ECG Signal Detection
At the EHRA 2019 congress in Lisbon, we are joined by Dr Raffaele De Lucia (Consultant Electrophysiologist, Cardiovascular Diseases Unit 2, University Hospital of Pisa, Pisa, Italy) to discuss the findings from his recent study on in-ear electrocardiogram (ECG) signal detection. Filmed at EHRA 2019, Lisbon. Speaker’s Disclosures: Dr Raffaele De Lucia has […]
Electrocardiograms Associated with Sudden Cardiac Death
European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology. 2019;5(1):13-5 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/EJAE.2019.5.1.13
Sudden cardiac death arises from the unexpected stopping of the heart and is associated with up to a half of cardiovascular deaths. We discuss with Professor Martin Borggrefe how to identify patient populations at risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) and how we can use diagnostic tools in at-risk patients. Effective detection, diagnosis, intervention […]
Flecainide Enhances Endocardial Unipolar Voltage Abnormalities in Brugada Syndrome
European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology. 2018;4(2):75–6 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/EJAE.2018.4.2.75
Brugada syndrome (BrS) is a genetic arrhythmia syndrome with increased risk of sudden cardiac death. Unmasking a type I BrS electrocardiogram (ECG) pattern after administration of sodium channel blockers may be associated with an increase in epicardial substrate abnormalities. We hypothesised that high-density endocardial unipolar voltage mapping of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT), before […]
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