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Childhood And Adolescent Obesity: Related Comorbidities And Interventions, Jasmine Wong Dec 2022

Childhood And Adolescent Obesity: Related Comorbidities And Interventions, Jasmine Wong

Nursing | Senior Theses

Background

The prevalence of childhood and adolescent obesity in the United States has steadily risen over the years and has become a public health concern. Obesity is defined as a BMI at or above the 95th percentile for children and teens of the same age and sex. Obese children and adolescents are at risk for poor health and poor quality of life. Furthermore, there are numerous comorbidities associated with childhood and adolescent obesity. While some of the associated diseases are acute, others can become chronic and result in lifelong conditions.

Objective

The purpose of the present thesis is to explore ...


The Development And Growth Of Cardio-Oncology Or Onco-Cardiology, Bernard Man Yung Cheung, Chu Pak Lau Sep 2022

The Development And Growth Of Cardio-Oncology Or Onco-Cardiology, Bernard Man Yung Cheung, Chu Pak Lau

Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology

No abstract provided.


The Value Of 3d Vena Contracta Area In A Patient With Degenerative Mitral Regurgitation And Multiple Jets, Shing Ching, Chiu Sun Yue Sep 2022

The Value Of 3d Vena Contracta Area In A Patient With Degenerative Mitral Regurgitation And Multiple Jets, Shing Ching, Chiu Sun Yue

Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology

Quantification of degenerative mitral regurgitation with multiple jets in atrial fibrillation is challenging with two dimensional techniques and may underestimate the severity. We report the feasibility and advantages of vena contracta area in three dimensional transesophageal echocardiography in evaluation of such a patient.


From Bad To Worse: The Clinical Spectrum Of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Myocarditis And Associated 3m Syndrome With Concomitant Myositis And Myasthenia, Tsun-Ho Lam, Jeffrey Sum-Lung Wong, Chun-Ka Wong, Gerry Gin Wai Kwok, Miaochang Zhou, Benjamin Yu-Fai So, Ian Yu-Hin Leung, Hung-Fat Tse Sep 2022

From Bad To Worse: The Clinical Spectrum Of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Myocarditis And Associated 3m Syndrome With Concomitant Myositis And Myasthenia, Tsun-Ho Lam, Jeffrey Sum-Lung Wong, Chun-Ka Wong, Gerry Gin Wai Kwok, Miaochang Zhou, Benjamin Yu-Fai So, Ian Yu-Hin Leung, Hung-Fat Tse

Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology

Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs), though revolutionizing cancer care, are well known to cause a diverse array of autoimmune side effects termed immune-related adverse events (IRAEs). ICI Myocarditis is a rare manifestation of IRAE associated with high mortality. We report two cases of fulminant ICI myocarditis refractory to potent immunosuppressants. Our first patient received pembrolizumab for lymphoma, small cell lung cancer and renal cell carcinoma. After 13 doses of ICIs, he developed fulminant myocarditis with concomitant lower-motor neuron type facial nerve palsy. Despite receiving triple immunosuppressive therapies with pulse steroid, mycophenolate mofetil and basiliximab, his cardiac condition progressively worsened and eventually ...


Epidemiology And Characteristics Of Surgical Intervention For Infective Endocarditis: A Population-Based Study In The Past Two Decades (2000 – 2019) In Hong Kong, Hang-Long Li, Yi-Kei Tse, Cong Chen, Si-Dong Cai, Meng-Qi Su, Mei-Zhen Wu, Qing-Wen Ren, Jia-Yi Huang, Si-Yeung Yu, Yap-Hang Chan, Hung-Fat Tse, Kai-Hang Yiu Sep 2022

Epidemiology And Characteristics Of Surgical Intervention For Infective Endocarditis: A Population-Based Study In The Past Two Decades (2000 – 2019) In Hong Kong, Hang-Long Li, Yi-Kei Tse, Cong Chen, Si-Dong Cai, Meng-Qi Su, Mei-Zhen Wu, Qing-Wen Ren, Jia-Yi Huang, Si-Yeung Yu, Yap-Hang Chan, Hung-Fat Tse, Kai-Hang Yiu

Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology

Background

The ‘inflamm-ageing’ phenomenon may worsen the prognosis of heart diseases including infective endocarditis (IE), while surgery may reduce inflammatory burden by direct removal of bacterial vegetation. This study aims to characterize the epidemiological and clinical features of surgical intervention for IE in Hong Kong in the past two decades.

Methods

All patients with incident IE from 2000-2019 in a territory-wide database were identified. We studied the trends in age-specific incidence of IE and identified the most significant contributors to 1-year all-cause death using the population attributable fraction (PAF). A propensity score approach was used to evaluate the benefits of ...


Indicators Of Cardiac Autonomic Dysfunction Associated With Chronic Hyperglycemia: Implications On Vascular Surrogates And Heart Failure, Yap-Hang Chan, Bernard Man-Yung Cheung, Hung-Fat Tse Sep 2022

Indicators Of Cardiac Autonomic Dysfunction Associated With Chronic Hyperglycemia: Implications On Vascular Surrogates And Heart Failure, Yap-Hang Chan, Bernard Man-Yung Cheung, Hung-Fat Tse

Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology

Background: Limited data exist on the role of chronic hyperglycemia-related cardiac autonomic dysfunction in incident heart failure (HF). We investigated the relations of resting heart rate (HR) and PR interval with chronic hyperglycemia, and effects on new-onset HF.

Methods: We prospectively studied 550 patients with prior coronary disease, ischemic stroke and/ or type 2 diabetes. Incident HF was ascertained. Heart rate-PR interval dissociation was defined as counter-physiological co-occurrence of increased PR interval (>mean; 173.3ms) and increased resting HR (>mean; 64.4 beats/min).

Results: Over 63 ±11 months, 6.7% patients developed new-onset HF. Resting HR³75bpm was independently predictive ...


Clinical Features And Prognosis Of Chinese Childhood Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension-Related Gene Mutation Carriers, Zhuoyuan Xu, Hongsheng Zhang, Chen Zhang, Qiangqiang Li, Hong Gu Sep 2022

Clinical Features And Prognosis Of Chinese Childhood Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension-Related Gene Mutation Carriers, Zhuoyuan Xu, Hongsheng Zhang, Chen Zhang, Qiangqiang Li, Hong Gu

Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology

Background: The impact of PAH-related gene mutations on the clinical phenotype are not yet fully understood, especially in childhood.

Methods: Retrospective study of 114 pediatric Chinese Han population whose onset of PAH was between 3 months and 18 years of age with IPAH were performed. Whole exome sequencing results, clinical characteristics, treatments and outcomes were recorded in all patients.

Results: Thirty-one BMPR2, nine ACVRL1 and 33 other PAH-related gene mutation carriers were detected in this cohort. The median age at diagnosis of PAH was 5.9 (3.4,10.3) years. 54 (47.4%) patients were female. 80 patients including ...


Understanding The Genotypes And Phenotypes Relationship: Progress Toward A Precision Medicine Approach In Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension, Kin Shing Lun Sep 2022

Understanding The Genotypes And Phenotypes Relationship: Progress Toward A Precision Medicine Approach In Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension, Kin Shing Lun

Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology

No abstract provided.


Research Progress Of Panax Notoginseng In The Diagnosis Of Cardiovascular Diseases, Shuli Lu, Yan Feng, Jie Gao, Xianggong Jiin, Yixin Wang, Keji Chen Sep 2022

Research Progress Of Panax Notoginseng In The Diagnosis Of Cardiovascular Diseases, Shuli Lu, Yan Feng, Jie Gao, Xianggong Jiin, Yixin Wang, Keji Chen

General Practice in China

As a traditional Chinese medicine,Panax notoginseng has a significant effect in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases due to its effect of promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis.With the improvement of modern extraction technology,Panax notoginseng extract greatly improves its efficacy.In this paper,the mechanism of action,clinical effect and possible adverse reactions of Panax notoginseng extract(the main component of Panax notoginseng saponins,PNS)in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases(coronary heart disease,hypertension,heart failure,arrhythmia)at home and abroad in recent years were sorted out,and the relevant literature was analyzed,summarized and summarized ...


General Practitioners Should Understand The Subtype Of Essential Hypertension-Longitudinal Hypertension, Liantao Nie Co-First Authors, Bingxin Ruan Co-First Authors, Fangfang Zhang, Yan Jing, Juxiang Huang, Qiongwen Yan, Yuhan Zhou, Shifeng Li, Zhongjian Li Sep 2022

General Practitioners Should Understand The Subtype Of Essential Hypertension-Longitudinal Hypertension, Liantao Nie Co-First Authors, Bingxin Ruan Co-First Authors, Fangfang Zhang, Yan Jing, Juxiang Huang, Qiongwen Yan, Yuhan Zhou, Shifeng Li, Zhongjian Li

General Practice in China

In clinical work and daily life, target organ damage caused by blood pressure ≥140/90 mm Hg (1 mm Hg=0.133 kPa) usually attracts attention, but target organ damage caused by blood pressure <140/90 mm Hg will often be ignored.Therefore, in order to improve the innovative concept and research orientation of hypertension, the research team proposed "longitudinal hypertension".This article found that the transverse hypertension emphasizes the "quantity" change caused by blood pressure ≥140/90 mm Hg, while the "longitudinal hypertension" emphasizes both "quantity" change and "quality" change of each individual through the introdution of the concept, diagnostic criteria and advantages of "longitudinal hypertension", similarities and differences between "longitudinal hypertension" and transverse hypertension.Therefore, as primary health caregivers, general practitioners should understand and master the essence, concept, diagnosis and treatment methods of "longitudinal hypertension".At the same time, the research team also hopes to discuss and improve the existence and application value of "longitudinal hypertension" with colleagues.


Heart Failure, Molly Davis Aug 2022

Heart Failure, Molly Davis

Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Heart Failure is defined as the pathophysiologic condition in which the heart is unable to generate an adequate cardiac output such that perfusion of tissues or increased diastolic filling pressure of the left ventricle, or both occurs (Huether & McCance, 2019).


Understanding Intelligent Non-Adherence By Measuring The Differences In Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs, And Behaviors Of Self-Care In Heart Failure Patients, Marco Mimbela Aug 2022

Understanding Intelligent Non-Adherence By Measuring The Differences In Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs, And Behaviors Of Self-Care In Heart Failure Patients, Marco Mimbela

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Background and Purpose of the Study: Research shows that six in ten U.S. adults have a chronic disease and four in ten have two or more (CDC, 2018). Of all chronic diseases, heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization and mortality in the U.S. (Kilgore, Patel, Kielhorn, Maya, & Sharma, 2017). Luckily, this condition can be managed through various self-care practices. Although healthcare providers are educating their patients on these self-care practices, patients are making a conscious decision to non-adhere. This phenomenon is known as intelligent non-adherence and is mostly affected by an individual’s level of knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. The purpose of this study is to understand intelligent non-adherence by measuring the differences in knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of self-care in heart failure patients in hopes of acquiring crucial information for future use in the tailoring of heart failure self-care educational programs. Doing so by creating, validating, and utilizing a Principal Investigator survey instrument (SC-KABBINA).

Methods: This study utilized a quantitative methodology with a descriptive, exploratory, cross-sectional, and correlational research design to measure heart failure patients’ (ages 18-44 and 45-95) level of knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. A sample of 343 of heart failure patients was attained for this study.

Results: As a whole, SC-KABBINA’s reliability was acceptable (Cronbach’s alpha α = .75). Individually, each of the four variables of SC-KABBINA, had a reliability ranging from unacceptable to excellent: Behaviors (α = .44), Attitudes (α = .55), Knowledge (α = .69), and Beliefs (α = .80).

Based on the descriptive statistics, heart failure patients’ (regardless of age) showed a high level of knowledge toward self-care, more favorable level of attitudes and beliefs, and were more prone to perform self-care behaviors; however, based on the inferential statistics (one-way ANOVA and linear regression), there was no significance found for any of the four dependent variables.

Conclusion: Although knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors have an impact on an individual’s level of intelligent non-adherence and self-care, there may have been other factors ...


Feasibility And Clinical Value Of 3-Dimensional Myocardial Deformation Analysis By Computed Tomography In Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Patients, Mohamad Rabbani Aug 2022

Feasibility And Clinical Value Of 3-Dimensional Myocardial Deformation Analysis By Computed Tomography In Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Patients, Mohamad Rabbani

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Purpose: Multi-phase computed tomography angiography (CTA) for the pre-procedural planning of TAVR presents a unique opportunity to assess 3D myocardial biomechanics. This study aimed to assess the feasibility and predictive utility of 3D myocardial deformation analysis (3D-MDA) based principal strain to predict heart failure or death following TAVR using pre-procedural, multi-phase computed tomography angiography (CTA) datasets.

Methods: Two hundred and five patients undergoing pre-TAVR multi-phase gated CTA followed by successful TAVR were retrospectively identified. Whole heart 3D mesh chamber models were generated followed by 3D-MDA of the left ventricle (LV) to determine global LV minimum principal strain (minPS) for endocardial ...


Icsm 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting Plenary Lectures Jul 2022

Icsm 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting Plenary Lectures

Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology

No abstract provided.


Icsm 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts For Oral Presentation Jul 2022

Icsm 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts For Oral Presentation

Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology

No abstract provided.


Icsm 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting Scientific Programme Jul 2022

Icsm 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting Scientific Programme

Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology

No abstract provided.


Icsm 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts For Poster Presentation Jul 2022

Icsm 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts For Poster Presentation

Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology

No abstract provided.


Drainage Of Pericardial Effusions: Percutaneous Or Surgical?, Albert Wai-Suen Leung, Ngai-Yin Chan, Leung-Sing Ho, Wai-Cho Yu Jul 2022

Drainage Of Pericardial Effusions: Percutaneous Or Surgical?, Albert Wai-Suen Leung, Ngai-Yin Chan, Leung-Sing Ho, Wai-Cho Yu

Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology

To review patients with pericardial drainage done for a period of 36 months, and to correlate the features with the choice of drainage mode.


Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator: Clinical Performance Of Dual Chamber Versus Single Chamber Devices, Katherine Fan, Kathy Lee, Elaine Chau, Alex Yip Jul 2022

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator: Clinical Performance Of Dual Chamber Versus Single Chamber Devices, Katherine Fan, Kathy Lee, Elaine Chau, Alex Yip

Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology

Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) has been accepted as primary therapy for patients with life-threatening ventricular tachyarrhythmias. ICDs with dual chamber sensing and pacing capabilities are now available for better discrimination between supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias.


Electrophysiologic Mechanism Of Conversion Of Atrial Fibrillation To Sinus Rhythm, Kazuo Moroe, Tadayuki Hiroki, Kei Miyoshi, Tetsushi Wakiyama Jul 2022

Electrophysiologic Mechanism Of Conversion Of Atrial Fibrillation To Sinus Rhythm, Kazuo Moroe, Tadayuki Hiroki, Kei Miyoshi, Tetsushi Wakiyama

Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology

We investigated the validity of the circulating wavelet hypothesis as an explanation of the mechanism of termination of atrial fibrillation in 11 patients with atrial fibrillation.


Brachytherapy In The New Millennium Scientific Programme Jul 2022

Brachytherapy In The New Millennium Scientific Programme

Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology

No abstract provided.


Association Of U.S. Birth, Duration Of Residence In The U.S., And Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Among Asian Adults, Mahmoud Al Rifai, Sina Kianoush, Vardhmaan Jain, Parag H. Joshi, Miguel Cainzos-Achirica, Khurram Nasir, Anwar T. Merchant, Sunita Dodani, Sally S. Wong, Zainab Samad Jul 2022

Association Of U.S. Birth, Duration Of Residence In The U.S., And Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Among Asian Adults, Mahmoud Al Rifai, Sina Kianoush, Vardhmaan Jain, Parag H. Joshi, Miguel Cainzos-Achirica, Khurram Nasir, Anwar T. Merchant, Sunita Dodani, Sally S. Wong, Zainab Samad

Section of Cardiology

Introduction: Prior studies have shown a direct association between U.S. birth and duration of residence with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) though, few have specifically focused on Asian Americans.
Methods: We utilized cross-sectional data from the 2006 to 2015 National Health Interview Survey. We compared prevalent cardiovascular risk factors and ASCVD among Asian American individuals by U.S. birth and duration of time spent in the U.S.
Results: The study sample consisted of 18,150 Asian individuals of whom 20.5 % were Asian Indian, 20.5 % were Chinese, 23.4 % were Filipino, and 35.6 % were of other Asian ...


Tuberculous Pericarditis, Chun Kit Wong, Yeuk Chi Choi Jul 2022

Tuberculous Pericarditis, Chun Kit Wong, Yeuk Chi Choi

Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology

Tuberculous (TB) pericarditis, a severe extrapulmonary manifestation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is notorious for its challenging presentation. We report a case of effusive-constrictive pericarditis due to tuberculosis infection.


Right Atrial Mass With Inflow Obstruction In A Patient With Igg4-Related Disease, Shek Joyce, Wu Lok Yi, Wong Chun Kit, Lu Jianlin, Lam Wai Lung William, Mak Wai Man Vivien, Chan Ngai Yin Jul 2022

Right Atrial Mass With Inflow Obstruction In A Patient With Igg4-Related Disease, Shek Joyce, Wu Lok Yi, Wong Chun Kit, Lu Jianlin, Lam Wai Lung William, Mak Wai Man Vivien, Chan Ngai Yin

Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology

Cardiac tumour is a rare cause of heart failure. We report a case of right atrial mass found in a patient with known immunoglobulinG4-related disease (IgG4-RD), who presented with right heart failure, renal impairment and thrombocytopenia. Multimodal investigations were performed to reach the diagnosis of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma with cardiac involvement. Chemotherapy was initiated in an attempt for disease control. We highlight the potential link between IgG4-related disease and lymphoma.


Cardiac Involvement Related To Covid-19 Infection And Vaccination In Children And Adolescents – Hong Kong’S Perspective, Sabrina Tsao, Gilbert T. Chua, Mike Yw Kwan, Ian Chi Kei Wong, Kelvin Kai Wang To, Janette Kwok, Bill H Chan, Joshua Sung Chih Wong, Patrick Ip, Yu Lung Lau Jul 2022

Cardiac Involvement Related To Covid-19 Infection And Vaccination In Children And Adolescents – Hong Kong’S Perspective, Sabrina Tsao, Gilbert T. Chua, Mike Yw Kwan, Ian Chi Kei Wong, Kelvin Kai Wang To, Janette Kwok, Bill H Chan, Joshua Sung Chih Wong, Patrick Ip, Yu Lung Lau

Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology

Myocarditis and Pericarditis have many virological and immunological causes. This article described the SARS-CoV involvement to the heart in children and adolescents, also the entity Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), a rare but severe consequence of SARS-CoV2 infection. Hong Kong case definition of MIS-C was listed. The consensus from overseas experts was that MIS-C should be managed by multidisciplinary team with a structured long-term follow-up to monitor the functioning of various organs and ascertain the prognosis. The side effect mRNA vaccination causing myocarditis and pericarditis is also concern of paediatricians worldwide. Hong Kong published local epidemiology of acute myocarditis ...


The Utility Of Has-Bled Score In Predicting The Bleeding Risk Of Atrial Fibrillation Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Receiving Anticoagulation And Dual Anti-Platelet Therapy: A Single Center Retrospective Cohort Study, Luk Yin Cheung Adrian, Chan Chi Lin Jaclyn Jul 2022

The Utility Of Has-Bled Score In Predicting The Bleeding Risk Of Atrial Fibrillation Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Receiving Anticoagulation And Dual Anti-Platelet Therapy: A Single Center Retrospective Cohort Study, Luk Yin Cheung Adrian, Chan Chi Lin Jaclyn

Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology

Background The Hypertension, Abnormal renal/liver function, Stroke, Bleeding history or predisposition, Labile international normalized ratio, Elderly and Drugs/alcohol (HAS-BLED) score is a validated bleeding risk prediction tool in patients with atrial fibrillation taking oral anticoagulation. Its predictive value in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention receiving combination of anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy is unknown. This retrospective cohort study sought to validate the accuracy of HAS-BLED score in predicting the bleeding risk in patients with atrial fibrillation who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention receiving both anticoagulation and dual antiplatelet therapy. Method We calculated HAS-BLED score in 186 patients ...


Prognostic Nutritional Index As A Predictor Of Prognosis In Patients With Chronic Limb Threatening Ischemia Who Underwent Endovascular Revascularization Therapy, Wai Kin Chi, Gm Tan, Bryan Py Yan Jul 2022

Prognostic Nutritional Index As A Predictor Of Prognosis In Patients With Chronic Limb Threatening Ischemia Who Underwent Endovascular Revascularization Therapy, Wai Kin Chi, Gm Tan, Bryan Py Yan

Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology

BACKGROUND/INTRODUCTION: Patients with chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) have poor prognosis. Prognostic nutritional index (PNI) is an established independent predictor of adverse outcome in various chronic illnesses. The use of PNI in patients with CLTI has not been studied.

PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of PNI on 12-month adverse cardiovascular and limb outcomes in CLTI patients after endovascular revascularization therapy (ERT).

METHODS: 270 consecutive patients with CLTI (mean age 73.7±11.9 years; 53% male) who underwent ERT at a single tertiary referral hospital between January 2009 and October 2016 were prospectively enrolled and analyzed. Patients were grouped by ...


Usefulness Of Computed Tomography Parameters In Predicting The Clinical Outcomes Of Acute Aortic Dissection, Eleanor Wei Sze Lee, Kwok Hin Yiu, Willis Chun Wai Lam, Cyrus Yiu Kwan Ko, Sung Yee Wong, Kin Wing Chan Jul 2022

Usefulness Of Computed Tomography Parameters In Predicting The Clinical Outcomes Of Acute Aortic Dissection, Eleanor Wei Sze Lee, Kwok Hin Yiu, Willis Chun Wai Lam, Cyrus Yiu Kwan Ko, Sung Yee Wong, Kin Wing Chan

Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology

Background

Acute aortic dissection is a potentially life-threatening condition among patients presenting with chest pain to emergency department. Without a prompt diagnosis and treatment, it carries high mortality and morbidity. Computed tomography (CT) of thorax and abdomen is one of the commonly used non-invasive investigation modalities for diagnosis of acute aortic dissection. Apart from making a diagnosis, there are a number of parameters in the CT images that may be helpful in providing prognostic information. In this study, prognostic values of these parameters in predicting both short term and intermediate term clinical outcomes of acute aortic dissection will be evaluated ...


Effect Of Low Body Mass Index In Outcome Of Micra Leadless Pacemaker Implantation, Mark Tsz Kin Tam, Anna Kin Yin Chan, Alex Chi Kin Au, Lily Cheung, Gary Chin Pang Chan, Joseph Yat Sun Chan Jul 2022

Effect Of Low Body Mass Index In Outcome Of Micra Leadless Pacemaker Implantation, Mark Tsz Kin Tam, Anna Kin Yin Chan, Alex Chi Kin Au, Lily Cheung, Gary Chin Pang Chan, Joseph Yat Sun Chan

Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology

Background

Implantation of Micra transcatheter pacing system (TPS) requires introduction of a large caliber delivery catheter into patient’s venous system and right heart. While the investigational device exemption study population had a mean body mass index (BMI) of 27.6kg/m2, implantation outcome in patients with small body size requires further investigation. This study sort to evaluate the effect of low BMI in outcome of Micra TPS implantation Method

Consecutive patients undergoing Micra TPS implantation between 19 September 2015 and 24 May 2018 in a single tertiary referral center were studied. Procedure efficacy outcome was defined as successful implantation ...


The Risk Is Small: Implant Complications Of Leadless Pacemakers Are Related To Body Size, Chu-Pak Lau Jul 2022

The Risk Is Small: Implant Complications Of Leadless Pacemakers Are Related To Body Size, Chu-Pak Lau

Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology

No abstract provided.