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Acute central retinal artery occlusion presenting as CREST syndrome: a case report by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:55pm By Muhammad SA Raja, Tarnya Marshall, and Ben JL Burton Background A 75 year old lady presented with acute central retinal artery occlusion and contralateral cotton wool spots. Case presentation General physical examination and investigations led to a diagnosis of CREST syndrome; however, association of central retinal artery occ ... Read on »
Left Bundle Branch Block and Left Anterior Descending Artery occlusion: Serial ECGs then T-wave inversion after reperfusion by Stephen Smith Posted Sun 31 Jul 2011 6:15pm A 50 yo male presented with chest pain.  This ECG was recorded at 0415. There is sinus tachycardia.  There is left bundle branch block (LBBB).  All ST-T complexes are discordant.  However, the ST-T in V1-V4 is excessively discordant: with 6 mm ST elevation, V3 meets criterion 3 of Sgarbossa's criteria (giving 2 points, not enough f ... Read on »
Probable Left Main coronary artery occlusion/obstruction, with STE in aVR, alternating BBB, and arrest by Stephen Smith Posted Sat 21 Nov 2009 10:02pm This 59 yo male had sudden chest and abdominal pain and dyspnea. He called 911. Paramedics found him in profound distress, stating "I can't breathe". He had this prehospital ECG recorded at 0953: There is sinus tach and a wide QRS, not quite 120 ms, with wide upright R-waves in lateral leads; this is consistent with incomplete Left Bundle Bra ... Read on »
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) / Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) by Encompass Network Partners .. Posted Thu 28 Jan 2010 7:09am What is peripheral vascular disease (PVD)? Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a slow and progressive circulation disorder. It may involve disease in any of the blood vessels outside of the heart and diseases of the lymph vessels - the arteries, veins, or lymphatic vessels. Organs supplied by these vessels such as the brain, heart, and legs, ma ... Read on »
Avastin/Lucentis Update 40: Lucentis is Approved for Treating Macular Edema in Retinal Vein Occlusion by Irv Arons Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 23 Jun 2010 2:04pm According to an announcement from Genentech, Lucentis has been approved by the FDA for treating macular edema following retinal vein occlusion (RVO) Here is Genentech’s news release : FDA Approves Genentech's Lucentis (Ranibizumab Injection) for the Treatment of Macular Edema Following Retinal Vein Occlusion Ge ... Read on »
Surgery for Blocked Arteries Questioned by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 17 Jun 2009 6:04pm What should you do if your doctor tells you that you have blocked coronary arteries? A recent study shows that in people who have blocked arteries and diabetes, the chances of dying or having a major heart attack are the same whether they undergo surgical procedures (bypass or stents) or just take medication to treat cholesterol, blood pressure and ... Read on »
Blocked Arteries Not Always Found on Angiograms | Blog by David Granovsky Posted Fri 05 Mar 2010 12:00am Blocked Arteries Not Always Found on Angiograms by Jennifer Bunn, RN Angiograms are the definitive test for people who may have had a heart attack, or who suffer from chest pain. A normal angiogram virtually rules out the possibility of a heart attack. However, a new study finds that this invasive and expensive test yields far f ... Read on »
Will HDL injections cure blocked arteries? by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:12pm Thirty years ago, researchers showed that a family living in a northern Italian town lived to be very old and were extraordinarily resistant to heart attacks. These people were unusual because they had extremely low blood levels of the good HDL cholesterol that prevents heart attacks. The researchers found that their HDL cholesterol was much de ... Read on »
Arterial disease of the leg freq ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 29 Apr 2009 10:49pm Arterial disease of the leg frequently overlooked in patients with heart disease Study shows peripheral arterial disease is under diagnosed in patients who are under a cardiologist's care New York, N.Y. , 30 april 2009– Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of the legs, in which the arteries become blocked with plaque and blood supply to the le ... Read on »
Stem Cells Used to Treat Peripheral Arterial Disease–Clogged Arteries in the Legs (PAD) by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 06 Aug 2010 12:09pm This is a new procedure in trials and does not yet have FDA approval but it looks a winner as does almost everything with stem cells today.  Many people suffer today from PAD and don’t know it, and you can hear the one patient state here it’s like a Charlie horse cramp in your leg.  One in every 20 of us in the US suffers from this and can lea ... Read on »