March 27th, 2013
Left to Our Many Devices, Which One Do We Choose?
Mark Dayer, MD PhD FRCP and James Fang, MD
A 63-year-old male smoker with type 2 diabetes presents for the first time with chest pain and shortness of breath at rest. He has no recent history of viral infection and no family history of heart failure or sudden cardiac death. Initial laboratory testing documents negative troponin, normal calcium, normal serum angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) activity, and a […]
July 7th, 2012
New Algorithm for Patients with LBBB and Suspected MI
John W McEvoy, MB BCh BAO, Ian Neeland, MD, James De Lemos, MD and John Ryan, MD
John McEvoy reflects on the clinical scenario of selecting patients with left bundle-branch block and suspected MI for primary PCI — and on a new algorithm to help in the decision-making process. The authors who created the algorithm respond.