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Potts Anastomosis: Transthoracic Echocardiographic Features – Tetralogy of Fallot, Doubly Committed Sub-arterial Ventricular Septal Defect, Anomalous Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Crossing Right Ventricular Outflow Tract

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.049
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274-8

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13 Mar, 2017
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e-Published: 21 Mar, 2017

Rapamycin Improves Vascular Remodelling in a Controlled Rat Model of Monocrotaline-induced Pulmonary Hypertension

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.222
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We evaluated the effect of rapamycin on pulmonary arterial hypertension. Rapamycin provided improvements in exercise capacity, right ventricular systolic pressure and hypertrophy, but those were not significant. There were significant recoveries in pulmonary artery muscular layer thickness and in the medium lifespan of rats.

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Objective: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a serious disease characterized by progressive elevation of pulmonary arterial resistance, leading to right ventricular failure and death. We aimed to evaluate the effect of rapamycin (RAPA), a potent cell-cycle inhibitor, on exercise capacity, right ventricular hypertrophy, and pulmonary vascular remodeling.

Accepted: 
18 May, 2015
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e-Published: 13 Aug, 2015

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Truncus Arteriosus in Adolescents and Adult Afro-Caribbeans with no Intervention: Echocardiographic Findings

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.301

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Accepted: 
12 Jun, 2015
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e-Published: 12 Jun, 2015

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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.

Recent Advances of Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

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10.7727/wimj.2016.460
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The mechanisms of pulmonary arterial hypertension remain uncertain, and the diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension is challenging. The major advances of the diagnostic modalities and management strategies include new uses of routine biomarkers including antinuclear antibody, B-type natriuretic peptide, circulating endothelial cells and microRNA in diagnosis; and microRNA, mesenchymal stem cells and remote postconditioning for pulmonary protection in treatment. Understanding the progress in terms of the mechanisms and concepts of pulmonary hypertension implicates significant improvement of the management protocols of this disorder. In this article, the advances of the diagnostic modalities and management strategies of PAH are discussed.

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Accepted: 
27 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 27 Oct, 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.

Truncus Arteriosus: Surviving at 46 Years without Intervention

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10.7727/wimj.2013.082
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273–6

 

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The median survival of patients with truncus arteriosus is five weeks of age with rare cases reaching adulthood. The longest reported survivor with balanced ventricles, as the index case has, is 38 years of age. The index case is a 46-year old male with Type 3 truncus arteriosus. His case has never been documented in the English Literature as far as the author is aware.

Accepted: 
02 Apr, 2013
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e-Published: 23 Apr, 2013

Anomalous Origin of Left Coronary Artery with Left Anterior Descending Artery Connected to Left Pulmonary Artery from Single Right Coronary Artery

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.076
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277–80

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Accepted: 
25 Mar, 2013
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e-Published: 24 Apr, 2013

Pulmonary Hypertension: A Review of the Aetiology, Pathophysiology and Management

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153–9
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This paper gives an update on pulmonary hypertensive diseases which are a challenge to treat.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013
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