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December 2018  Br J Cardiol 2018;25:140–2

Quality of life in postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (PoTS): before and after treatment

Introduction Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (PoTS) can be defined simply as a persistent tachycardia, with or without hypotension in the upright posture,1 with symptoms of orthostatic intol

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December 2018  Br J Cardiol 2018;25:152–6

Thrombus aspiration in primary percutaneous coronary intervention: to use or not to use?

Figure 1. A thrombus aspiration catheter Introduction The use of thrombus aspiration in primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has been subjec

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December 2018  Br J Cardiol 2018;25:159–60

Percutaneous endovascular repair of congenital interruption of the thoracic aorta

Figure 1. Transthoracic echocardiogram showing cessation of flow in the descending aorta Figure 2. Three-dimensional reconstruction of computed tomography (CT) aortogram showing interruption of thorac

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October 2018  Br J Cardiol 2018;25:147–9

Transitions of an open-heart surgery support lab in a resource-limited setting: effect on turnaround time

Introduction Open-heart surgery is gradually gaining recognition in Nigeria following the first open-heart surgery carried out at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu in 1974.1 F

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October 2018  Br J Cardiol 2018;25:150–1

Utility of MPS in AAA repair and prognostication of cardiovascular events and mortality

Introduction Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a progressive and potentially life-threatening condition, with a rupture risk of the order of 25% per annum for aneurysms exceeding 6 cm.1 Prophylactic

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