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Echocardiography

The Role of Cardioselective Beta Blockers in Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test and Echocardiography in COPD Patients

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.348
Synopsis: 
Physicians are still reluctant to use β-blockers in COPD patients as it is a contraindication. Previous studies evaluating pulmonary function test showed that β-blockers could be used in patients with COPD. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of cardioselective β-blockers on cardiopulmonary capacity during exercise. A novel test, CPET, is used in our study.

ABSTRACT

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of cardioselective β-blockers in echocardiography and cardiopulmonary exercise tests (CPET) in COPD patients.

Accepted: 
12 Aug, 2016
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e-Published: 12 Aug, 2016

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Positional Atrial Sense Failure in a Ratedrop Pacemaker Causing Frequent Tachycardia Attacks

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.573

The Editor,

 Sir,

 Selected patients with Cardio-inhibitory reflex syncope may benefit from cardiac pacemakers; particularly rate-drop response algorithm may decline syncope episodes. But sometimes inappropriate rate-drop responses may present challenging diagnostic problems. 

Accepted: 
07 Dec, 2015
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e-Published: 29 Mar, 2016

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Do the Different Types of Pulmonary Hypertension Cause the Same Effect on Right Heart and Serum Asymmetrıcal Dimethylarginine Levels in Female Patients?

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.319
Pages: 
26-31
Synopsis: 
This study aimed to evaluate if the different types of pulmonary hypertension had the same effect on right-heart functions and serum asymmetric dimethylarginine levels in female patients. It was found that pulmonary arterial hypertension caused more impaired right-heart functions than pulmonary venous hypertension.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Right-heart function is a major determinant of clinical outcome in patients with elevated pulmonary artery pressure due to pulmonary venous hypertension (PVH) and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is an endogenous inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase. This study aimed to evaluate if different types of pulmonary hypertension (PH) would cause the same effect on right-heart functions and serum ADMA levels in female patients.

Accepted: 
23 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 14 Mar, 2016

A Rare Case of Non-compaction Cardiomyopathy in an Indo-Caribbean Patient

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.048
Pages: 
84-8

ABSTRACT

Accepted: 
23 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 13 May, 2015

Early Risk Stratification with Dipyridamole Stress Echo in a Patient with Intermediate Lesion in the Right Coronary Artery, 24 Hours after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.141
Pages: 
145–6

INTRODUCTION

Revised: 
26 Aug, 2013
Accepted: 
12 May, 2014
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e-Published: 10 Feb, 2015

Short Commentary Echocardiographic Findings in an Afro-Caribbean Population Referred for Evaluation of Incidental Bundle Branch Block on Electrocardiogram

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Pages: 
601–3
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Incidental left bundle branch block is associated with echocardiographic abnormalities more frequently than incidental right bundle branch block which is often a benign finding in Afro-Caribbean patients. One should assess the former and follow the latter.

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e-Published: 20 Sep, 2013
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