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July 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26:120 doi:10.5837/bjc.2019.027 Online First

Congenital absence of the right pericardium: managing patients long term

Jenny McKeon, Richard Mansfield, Mark Hamilton, Benjamin J Hudson

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Case We present a 31-year-old professional golfer with no significant cardiac medical history, who presented to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in the Summer of 2015. He described palpitations after drinking alcohol the night before. After further investigation he was found to be in atrial fibrillation (AF) with fast ventricular rate (figure 1), and underwent medical cardioversion with bisoprolol and flecainide. His blood results were normal and he was discharged with an outpatient echocardiogram follow-up. Figure 1. 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) showing atrial fibrillation, T-wave inversion II, III, aVf, V5, V6 Transthoracic echocardiogram in Aug

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September 2008 Br J Cardiol 2008;15:266–8

Radiation dose from cardiac investigations: a survey of cardiac trainees and specialists

Edward D Nicol, Eliana Reyes, Katherine Stanbridge, Kate Latus, Claire Robinson, Michael B Rubens, S Richard Underwood

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Introduction The use of ionising radiation within cardiology is widespread with both myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) and conventional invasive coronary angiography (CA) being common diagnostic investigations for coronary artery disease. In the UK, some 70,000 MPS were performed in 20001 and over 205,000 CA in 2005.2 The use of ionising radiation is likely to increase further with the advent of cardiac multi-detector X-ray computed tomography (MDCT) and X-ray computed tomographic angiography (CTA). Furthermore, all these investigations are deemed to involve moderate- or high-dose radiation.3 Previous studies have shown poor knowledge o

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September 2007 Br J Cardiol 2007;14:237-41

Non-invasive cardiac imaging: current and emerging roles for multi-detector row computed tomography. Part 2

Edward D Nicol, Simon PG Padley

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In recent years technological advances have enabled improvements in both temporal and spatial resolution such that multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) is now able to reproducibly evaluate cardiac disease. The combination of this improved resolution with more advanced post-processing techniques now means that MDCT has the ability to perform both anatomical and functional assessment from the single study. This technique therefore not only provides a non-invasive alternative to conventional angiography but the same data-set allows concurrent assessment of cardiac function, assessment of aberrant vessels, graft patency studies and assessmen

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May 2007 Br J Cardiol 2007;14:143-50

Non-invasive cardiac imaging – current and emerging roles for multi-detector row computed tomography. Part 1

Edward D Nicol, Simon PG Padley

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