Posts Tagged ‘Oh’

Value of normal or mild coronary artery disease on angiography during workup of suspected angina pectoris

Coronary angiography is the standard technique for assessment of coronary artery disease (CAD). In many patients investigated with angiography, no or minimal CAD (<50% stenosis) is detected. It is uncertain how this “negative” result influences subsequent management and outcomes. We reviewed characteristics and outcomes in a contemporary cohort of patients with suspected angina pectoris and subsequently “negative” coronary angiography. T. Wang, T. Oh, C. Samaranayake, T. Watson, J. Stewart, M. Webster, C. Ellis, P. Ruygrok Heart, Lung and Circulation - Volume 23, Supplement 1, e1-e48 Abstract & full-text available.

Utility of pre-catheterisation high-sensitivity troponin T in patients without obstructive coronary artery disease

Myocardial infarction (MI) in patients subsequently shown to have no obvious, or trivial coronary artery disease (<50% stenosis) at angirography is seldom studied, but may be attributable to either a primary coronary event or, less commonly, type 2 MI. Recently developed, high-sensitivity troponin T (hs-TnT) assays have increased sensitivity for detection of minor degrees of myocardial necrosis, improving MI detection rate. We assessed the prognostic utility of pre-catheterisation hs-TnT in patients without angiographically significant coronary narrowing. Wang, Oh, Samaranayake, Watson, Stewart, Webster, Ruygrok Heart, Lung and Circulation - Volume 23, Supplement 1, e1-e48 Abstract & full-text available.

Seven year study of surgery for infective endocarditis: The contemporary Auckland City Hospital experience

Infective endocarditis remains a heterogeneous disease with high mortality, and surgery is required in approximately half for resultant heart failure, uncontrolled infection or embolism prevention. Several recent studies advocate operating early to have superior outcomes. We reviewed the characteristics, timing and outcomes of cardiac operations performed for infective endocarditis at Auckland City Hospital.

T. Wang, T. Oh, J. Voss, N. Kang, J. Pemberton
Green Lane Cardiovascular Service, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland
Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 1, e1-e48
Abstract & full-text available.

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