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Positive allen test following radial coronary angiogram by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 08 Dec 2008 8:54pm This paper was presented in the just concluded 60th Annual scientific sessions of cardiological society of India , Chennai.India POSITIVE   ALLEN’S   TEST   FOLLOWING RADIAL CORONARY ANGIOGRAM Venkatesan   sangareddi , G.Gnanavelu, R.Alagesan,V.Jaganathan. Department of cardiology, Madras Medical College, Chennai.           ... Read on »
How does thrombus look like in coronary angiogram ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 17 Jun 2011 1:49pm It is a fashionable topic  in  cath meetings and workshops  to discuss  about thrombus loaded coronary arteries. Still  visualizing a  thrombus  in coronary angiogram is  never a  mean  task !  It needs  lots of  visual  acuity  and  imagination to recognise   intra coronary thrombus. A lesion which looks fresh with multiple layers of  i ... Read on »
Why do we do LIMA angiogram routinely during coronary angiogram ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 11 Dec 2010 3:44am LIMA-Left internal mamary  artery is the most common arterial  graft used in CABG.It is anastomosed with LAD /and or diagonal artery. Routine visualisation of LIMA is advocated by many , but it is required only  in patients with critical CAD. LIMA angiogram is done To confirm the presence of LIMA . To exclude subclavian  stenosis ... Read on »
What are the most common indications for coronary arery by pass surgery? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 18 Nov 2008 12:10am                                 Coronary artery  by pass graft surgery has become the most common cardiac surgery done world over ever since it was first introduced by Favalaro in 1969.The common indications  are, triple vessel disease and left main disease in any of the following situationsE. Elective CABG(Non emergent) 1.Chronic stabl ... Read on »
Can we afford to miss a diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome in the emergency room ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 16 Dec 2009 8:52am Modern era of cardiology aims to treat ACS  as and when it develops .That is , as soon as the vulnerable plaque ruptures or a thrombus  blocks the victim’s coronary artery. But this can be achieved only if the patient reacts to this event.We know 20% of ACS can be totally silent. Some produce very vague symptoms especially in elderly and ... Read on »
Hospital Operator Demos Health Care Application For Microsoft Surface by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 18 Nov 2008 1:53am Not too long ago I spent a few minutes doing some protein folding on a Microsoft Surface unit, was pretty awesome.  Easy enough to disinfect too with spray and you can wear gloves too.  Of course this could also be used to view records as well as images.  Well as much as I have been talking about PHRs of late, you could even log in to the Heal ... Read on »
Gastrointestinal complications: the most frequent internal complications of systemic sclerosis. by Jan Posted Mon 21 Dec 2009 12:00am By Forbes A. and Marie I. Manifestations of SSc in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract are common, occurring in 50-90% of patients. They typically result from the fibrosis that characterizes this disease. Manifestations of SSc can affect many sites within the GI tract, and patients may experience substantial dysfunction in the processes of mo ... Read on »
Angioplasty through the forearm safe and effective by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 06 Apr 2011 12:00am In the future you may hear the doctor say: “Give me your arm and I’ll do some heart surgery.” A landmark international study coordinated by the Population Health Research Institute of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences has fou ... Read on »
In diabetic nephropathy . . . Is there a proteinuria equivalent in heart ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 01 Apr 2011 11:24am Diabetes is a systemic disease affecting  almost every cell  that metabolises  glucose .What begins  as  a minor  functional impairment  ,   worsens gradually and ultimately   end up in severe  structural changes.The basement membrane of  cells  face  the brunt of the attack .  (In the strict sense every cell has a basement  but it is well  dev ... Read on »
Everything about radial artery spasm and friction by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 16 Apr 2009 11:54pm Radial access  for both diagnostic  coronary angiogram  and  PCI has been increasing steadily.Many centres have adopted an  exclusive radial approach. Newer ,  radial specific  hard ware  is  being produced.(Link) .It is surprising , radial approach has  gained momentum  primarily outside  USA (Europe , Japan, India ).The advantages of radial ... Read on »