Double-Chambered Right Ventricle and Situs Inversus With Dextrocardia

AUTHORS/DATE: Quynh A. Truong, Kibar Yared, Pál Maurovich-Horvat, Emily Siegel, Roberto J. Cubeddu, Mary Etta King, E. Kevin Heist, Moussa Mansour and Godtfred Holmvang: 2010
FIRST LINES: We report the case of a 74-year-old woman with a history of complex congenital heart disease consisting of double-chambered right ventricle (DCRV) and situs inversus with dextrocardia. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case with the combination of these 2 congenital abnormalities.. . .

Echocardiographic Assessment of Percutaneous Patent Foramen Ovale and Atrial Septal Defect Closure Complications

AUTHORS/DATE: Kibar Yared, Aaron L. Baggish, Jorge Solis, Ronen Durst, Jonathan J. Passeri, Igor F. Palacios and Michael H. Picard: 2009
FIRST LINES: Atrial septal defect (ASD) is a common congenital defect (1 in 1000 live births) and accounts for up to 40% of clinically relevant acyanotic shunts in adults.1 Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is much more common and is present in more than 25% of adults.2,3 The clinical syndromes associated with ASD/PFO represent a significant health burden…

Three-Dimensional Echocardiographic Assessment of Acquired Left Ventricular to Right Atrial Shunt (Gerbode Defect)

AUTHORS/DATE: Kibar Yared, MD, FRCPC, Jorge Solis, MD, Jonathan Passeri, MD, Mary Etta E. King, MD, FACC, and Robert A. Levine, MD, FACC: 2009
FIRST LINES: A 60-year-old man was readmitted 1 year after bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement for recurrent endocarditis. Transthoracic 2-dimensional color Doppler revealed a novel finding of a left-to-right shunt from the left ventricular outflow tract to the right atrium immediately superior to the septal leaflet of the tricuspid valve consistent with an acquired Gerbode defect…

Multimodality Imaging of Pericardial Diseases AUTHORS/DATE: Kibar Yared, Aaron L. Baggish, Michael H. Picard, Udo Hoffmann, and Judy Hung: 2010

FIRST LINES: Pericardial disease is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with cardiovascular disease. Inflammatory diseases of the pericardium constitute a spectrum ranging from acute pericarditis to chronic constrictive pericarditis. Other important entities that involve the pericardiuminclude…

Pulmonary Artery Acceleration Time Provides an Accurate Estimate of Systolic Pulmonary Arterial Pressure during Transthoracic chocardiography

AUTHORS/DATE: Kibar Yared, MD, Peter Noseworthy, MD, Arthur E. Weyman, MD, Elizabeth McCabe, MS, Michael H. Picard, MD, and Aaron L. Baggish, MD: 2011
FIRST LINES: Estimates of pulmonary artery pressure obtained using transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) are most commonly performed using continuous-wave Doppler to measure the maximum velocity of tricuspid regurgitation (TRVmax). This technique of pulmonary artery pressure quantification has been widely adopted for…

Correspondence: Masking Inferior Infarction by Anterior Myocardial Injury

AUTHORS/DATE: Rob Scott Millar, MB, BCh, FCP(SA); Bhavanesh Makanjee, MB, BCh, FCP(SA): 2007
FIRST LINES: Drs Deng and Das have provided ECGs showing the apparent disappearance and reappearance of signs of old inferior myocardial infarction during transient ischemia of the anterolateral left ventricle. They ascribe this to electrical forces…

Ten-Year Follow-Up of Cardiac Sympathectomy in a Young Woman with Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia and an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

AUTHORS/DATE: BHAVANESH MAKANJEE, M.B., Ch.B., MICHAEL H. GOLLOB, M.D., GEORGE J. KLEIN, M.D., and ANDREW D. KRAHN, M.D: October 2009
FIRST LINES: Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a heritable arrhythmogenic disease characterized by adrenergically mediated bidirectional or polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, a normal resting electrocardiogram…

An Anterior Ablation Line Is Preferred for Perimitral Flutter after Heart Transplant

AUTHOR/DATE: BHAVANESH MAKANJEE, M.B.C.H.B., GEORGE J. KLEIN, M.D., NICHOLAS DERVAL, M.D., and ALLAN C. SKANES, M.D. / October 2009
FIRST LINES: De novo perimitral atrial flutter in cardiac allograft recipients is uncommon. In general, mitral isthmus ablation for this can be quite challenging in all patients with perimitral flutter, including…

Cardio clinic stresses tech

AUTHOR/DATE: Issie Rabinovitch/July 2006
FIRST LINES: In northeastern Scarborough, far from the bustle of downtown Toronto, a cardiology clinic has been doing pioneering work in software and image management for the past six years. The project that began in 2000 under the direction of senior cardiologist, Dr. James Swan…

The Combination of Stress Echocardiography, Stress ECG and Echocardiography Into One Open Architecture Digital Database Can Be Clinically Useful Yet Financially Viable In The Canadian Cardiologist’s Office

AUTHOR/DATE: Patricia Rahnema, Colin Dankowich, Vena Ramundo, Nancy Moore, Donna Kilgour, Svetlana Babkova, Anna Bailler, Basil Bari, Joe Allen, Andrew Clark, Sanjay Dhingra, Eric Goode, James Swan Rouge Valley Cardiology, Toronto, ON, Canada Jan. 3, 2005
FIRST LINES: (ABSTRACT) Data and images generated by each test in cardiology today should be available in one common open architecture digital database which adheres to required legal , regulatory and security guidelines. Rouge Valley Cardiology (RVC) felt such a database could be clinically useful yet financially viable…

Integrating Digital Stress ECG, Stress Echo Images and Echo-Doppler Data into a Combined Report Database

AUTHOR/DATE: As appearing in Diagnostic & Invasive Cardiology : Sept./Oct. 2003
FIRST LINES: The ability to combine data from different stress tests and other modalities into one easy-to-read report has made diagnosis easier and more accurate for Dr. James Swan. A principal from Rouge Valley Cardiology in Toronto, ON, a small stress testing facility, Dr. Swan believes in and practices digital integration…

Herbal Supplements and Heart Disease

AUTHOR/DATE: Talk given by Dr. Swan, April 6, 2010

Radiation Doses in Cardiology and Medicine 2011

AUTHOR/DATE: Dr. James Swan, April 6, 2010