Tag: interventional cardiology
Acute aortic dissection — the great mimicker: how can we improve patient outcomes?
01 Jun 2017 Dr. Duncan Hogg 77 Comments
Acute aortic dissection is one of a number of conditions in medicine that carries the moniker of "the great mimicker". But there is no doubt that it is the one with the highest jeopardy. Acute aortic dissection (AAD) has a very high mortality, even with surgical intervention, and the time...
Too many normal coronaries in the cath lab
02 Mar 2017 Dr. Duncan Hogg 84 Comments
What's your cath lab's normal/non-actionable coronaries rate? I don't know what ours is, so we've sent a registrar to gather some of our data to discuss in the department. Are you like me, disappointed when you see an out-patient whose invasive angio finds minimal CAD, where even a pressure wire doesn't seem justified? It...