Articles by Vedant A. Gupta in JoVE
Identifying Coronary Artery Calcification on Non-gated Computed Tomography Scans Vedant A. Gupta1, Steve W. Leung1, Michael A. Winkler2, Vincent L. Sorrell1 1Gill Heart Institute, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Kentucky, 2Department of Radiology, University of Kentucky Here, we present a protocol to reliably and systematically identify coronary artery calcification (CAC) on non-gated computed tomography (CT) scans of the chest or abdomen. CAC provides an objective measure of coronary artery disease for both research and clinical purposes.
Other articles by Vedant A. Gupta on PubMed
Atrioventricular Dyssynchrony from Empiric Device Settings is Common in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy and Adversely Impacts Left Ventricular Morphology and Function Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.). Apr, 2017 | Pubmed ID: 28247588 Echocardiographic atrioventricular (AV) optimization after cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is uncommon due to time constraints and the use of vendor-specific device algorithms. It remains unclear whether optimization of mitral inflow velocities can still be useful. We aimed to investigate post implantation left ventricular (LV) inflow patterns to determine the incidence of AV dyssynchrony from empirically set devices.
Role of Echocardiography in the Diagnostic Assessment and Etiology of Heart Failure in Older Adults: Opacify, Quantify, and Rectify Heart Failure Clinics. Jul, 2017 | Pubmed ID: 28602365 Echocardiography allows the assessment of systolic and diastolic function and identifies many of the common causes of heart failure (HF). Patients with minimally symptomatic or unsuspected left ventricular systolic dysfunction may be identified and receive the benefits of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy. Echocardiography is also for assessing prognosis and can be used serially to evaluate treatment. Ventricular filling pressures, pulmonary artery pressures, and cardiac output can be sequentially determined. The authors believe that all patients with HF should receive careful assessment echocardiography. The authors believe using echocardiography is especially valuable in the elderly.
Coronary Artery Calcification Predicts Cardiovascular Complications After Sepsis Journal of Critical Care. Apr, 2018 | Pubmed ID: 29220755 Sepsis is a highly prevalent and fatal condition, with reported cardiovascular event rates as high as 25-30% at 1year. Risk stratification in septic patients has been extremely limited.