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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265223/what-are-the-predictors-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
#1
Orhan Gokalp, Levent Yilik, Hasan Iner, Gamze Gokalp
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265222/surgical-lessons-from-the-repair-of-recurrent-tricuspid-regurgitation-after-devega-annuloplasty
#2
Ja Hong Kuh, Kyung Hwa Kim, Jong Bum Choi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265221/electrocardiogram-interpretation-in-a-man-with-alcohol-withdrawal-and-hypothermia
#3
Joanna Troulakis, Roman Zeltser, Amgad N Makaryus
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265220/resection-of-celiac-artery-aneurysm-with-bypass-grafting-to-the-splenic-and-common-hepatic-arteries
#4
Gregory Pattakos, Daniel Tolpin, David A Ott
Celiac artery aneurysms are rare and typically warrant surgical treatment. Atherosclerosis is their chief cause. Symptomatic patients usually present with abdominal pain. Surgical resection of celiac artery aneurysms is associated with low morbidity and mortality rates. We report the case of a patient whose 2.2-cm celiac artery aneurysm we resected, with subsequent saphenous vein bypass grafting from the celiac trunk to the splenic and common hepatic arteries. In addition, we briefly discuss other treatment options...
February 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265219/compartment-syndrome-of-the-hand-a-rare-sequela-of-transradial-cardiac-catheterization
#5
Jennifer Jue, Joseph A Karam, Alfonso Mejia, Adhir Shroff
A 64-year-old man who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention via right radial artery access reported right-hand pain and swelling 2 hours after the procedure. He had developed compartment syndrome of the hand, specifically with muscular compromise of the thenar compartment but with no involvement of the forearm. He underwent emergency right-hand compartment release and carpal tunnel release, followed by an uneventful postoperative course. In addition to our patient's case, we discuss compartment syndrome of the hand and related issues...
February 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265218/minimally-invasive-lvad-deactivation-in-a-65-year-old-man-with-recurrent-pump-thrombosis-and-left-ventricular-recovery
#6
Akshay Pendyal, Christopher V Chien, James O Mudd, Jill M Gelow
Pump thrombosis is a dire sequela after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. Treatment comprises antiplatelet agents, anticoagulants, thrombolytic agents, and pump exchange. Although pump exchange is the definitive therapy, it is also the most invasive, often exposing patients to the risks of repeat sternotomy and cardiopulmonary bypass. In some cases, patients experience left ventricular recovery after LVAD implantation. The optimal strategy surrounding the management of LVADs in patients who have experienced ventricular recovery is unknown; techniques range from total system explantation to partial pump resection...
February 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265217/titanium-plug-closure-after-heartware-ventricular-assist-device-explantation-in-a-15-year-old-girl-first-u-s-experience
#7
Diego A Lara, Aamir Jeewa, Barbara A Elias, Elizabeth O McCullum, Susan W Denfield, William J Dreyer, Iki Adachi
We describe the case of a teenage girl with anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy who received a HeartWare ventricular assist device and underwent successful device explantation after cardiac recovery. During device support, the patient's cardiac function returned to normal. Twelve months after implantation, we explanted the device via repeat median sternotomy. To close the hole in the left ventricular apex and preserve the sewing ring in case future device support is needed, we used a German-manufactured titanium plug, developed specifically for this purpose...
February 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265216/right-thoracoabdominal-approach-for-retrocardiac-paraganglioma-resection
#8
Carlos A Hinojosa, Hugo Laparra-Escareno, Javier E Anaya-Ayala, Rene Lizola, Adriana Torres-Machorro, Armando Gamboa-Domínguez
Paragangliomas are rare extra-adrenal tumors of sympathetic or parasympathetic paraganglia origin; of these, mediastinal paragangliomas are 2% of all cases. We present the case of a 21-year-old woman with uncontrolled arterial hypertension who had a functioning 6.5 × 6.2-cm retrocardiac paraganglioma firmly attached to the pericardium. The patient underwent tumor resection via a right thoracoabdominal incision; this surgical approach enabled adequate exposure for complete resection without institution of cardiopulmonary bypass or need for cardiac reconstruction or autotransplantation...
February 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265215/nonfluoroscopic-imaging-as-guidance-for-radiofrequency-ablation-of-atrioventricular-nodal-reentrant-tachycardia-after-mustard-repair
#9
Jan Hluchy, Dinh Q Nguyen, Henrik Sobczak, Bodo Brandts
Most tachycardias in the pulmonary venous atrium are inaccessible by direct means and require either a retrograde approach or a transseptal approach for ablation. We present a case in which successful radiofrequency ablation of common atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia was accomplished via a retrograde transaortic approach guided by nonfluoroscopic mapping with use of the NavX(™) mapping system. The patient was a 49-year-old woman who at the age of 4 years had undergone Mustard repair for complete dextrotransposition of the great arteries...
February 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265214/endovascular-exclusion-of-aortobronchial-fistula-and-distal-anastomotic-aneurysm-after-extra-anatomic-bypass-for-aortic-coarctation
#10
Antonio Bozzani, Vittorio Arici, Giuseppe Rodolico, Massimo Borri Brunetto, Angelo Argenteri
The treatment of choice for aortic coarctation in adults remains open surgical repair. Aortobronchial fistula is a rare but potentially fatal late sequela of surgical correction of isthmic aortic coarctation via the interposition of a graft. The endovascular treatment of aortobronchial fistula is still under discussion because of its high risk for infection, especially if the patient has a history of cardiovascular prosthetic implantation. Patients need close monitoring, most notably those with secondary aortobronchial fistula...
February 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265213/revascularization-in-a-17-year-old-girl-with-neurofibromatosis-and-severe-hypertension-caused-by-renal-artery-stenosis
#11
Carmen C Beladan, Oliviana D Geavlete, Simona Botezatu, Marin Postu, Bogdan A Popescu, Carmen Ginghina, Ioan M Coman
Renal artery stenosis caused by neurofibromatosis is a rare cause of renovascular hypertension. This hypertension can develop during childhood and is one of the leading causes of poor outcome. We report the case of a 17-year-old girl who was incidentally diagnosed with severe hypertension. During her examination for secondary hypertension, we reached a diagnosis of neurofibromatosis type 1 on the basis of a cluster of typical findings: optic nerve glioma, café au lait spots, nodular neurofibromas, and axillary freckling...
February 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265212/percutaneous-valvuloplasty-for-bioprosthetic-tricuspid-valve-stenosis
#12
Gaurav Rana, Rohit Malhotra, Anjali Sharma, Nikolaos Kakouros
Percutaneous transcatheter tricuspid balloon valvuloplasty (PTTBV) is an accepted treatment option for symptomatic severe native tricuspid valve stenosis, although surgical tricuspid valve replacement remains the treatment of choice. There have been few reports of successful PTTBV for bioprosthetic tricuspid valve stenosis. We present case reports of 3 patients from our hospital experience. Two of the 3 cases were successful, with lasting clinical improvement, whereas the 3rd patient failed to show a reduction in valve gradient...
February 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265211/modified-cone-reconstruction-of-the-tricuspid-valve-for-ebstein-anomaly-as-performed-in-siberia
#13
Evgeny V Krivoshchekov, Jaeger P Ackerman, Olga S Yanulevich, Alexander A Sokolov, Nadezhda V Ershova, Joseph A Dearani, Frank Cetta
The cone reconstruction technique, first described by da Silva and modified by Dearani and by others, has become the repair method of choice in patients with Ebstein anomaly of the tricuspid valve. This report details the outcome of the modified cone reconstruction technique in 6 children who underwent surgical correction of Ebstein anomaly at the Tomsk Institute of Cardiology in Siberia. From 2012 through 2015, 4 boys and 2 girls (age range, 11 mo-12 yr) underwent surgery to correct Ebstein anomaly. All had presented with cyanosis, exertional dyspnea, fatigue, or new-onset atrial arrhythmia, and none had undergone previous cardiac surgery...
February 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265210/transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-comprehensive-review-and-present-status
#14
REVIEW
Sameer Arora, Jacob A Misenheimer, Radhakrishnan Ramaraj
Aortic stenosis is the most common valvular heart disease in the developed world. About 7% of the population over age 65 years suffers from degenerative aortic stenosis. The prognosis of patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis is dismal without valve replacement. Even though the American College of Cardiology recommends aortic valve replacement to treat this condition as a class I recommendation, approximately one third of these patients over the age of 75 years are not referred for surgery. Typically, this is from concern about prohibitive surgical risk associated with patient frailty, comorbidities, age, and severe left ventricular dysfunction...
February 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265209/cancer-antigen-125-is-associated-with-length-of-stay-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
#15
Hakki Kaya, Recep Kurt, Osman Beton, Ali Zorlu, Hasan Yucel, Hakan Gunes, Didem Oguz, Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
Length of stay is the primary driver of heart-failure hospitalization costs. Because cancer antigen 125 has been associated with poor morbidity and mortality rates in heart failure, we investigated the relationship between admission cancer antigen 125 levels and lengths of stay in heart-failure patients. A total of 267 consecutive patients (184 men, 83 women) with acute decompensated heart failure were evaluated prospectively. The median length of stay was 4 days, and the patients were classified into 2 groups: those with lengths of stay ≤4 days and those with lengths of stay >4 days...
February 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265208/effectiveness-of-early-invasive-therapy-for-atrial-tachycardia-in-adult-atrial-baffle-survivors
#16
Elisa A Bradley, Ali N Zaidi, Justin Morrison, Curt J Daniels, Steven Kalbfleisch, Naomi J Kertesz
Adults who underwent complex atrial baffling as children via Mustard or Senning procedures are at heightened risk for atrial arrhythmias. Antiarrhythmic therapies are typically ineffective in this population. Accordingly, our team of pediatric and adult electrophysiologists investigated the effectiveness of early invasive transbaffle-access techniques to perform early radiofrequency ablation at the source of these clinically significant arrhythmias. For this retrospective study, we selected 11 adult survivors of atrial baffling (mean age, 34 ± 9 yr) who underwent clinically indicated electrophysiologic study after no more than one trial of antiarrhythmic therapy...
February 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265207/clinical-risk-factors-for-infective-endocarditis-in-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia
#17
Vincent Bryan D Salvador, Bikash Chapagain, Astha Joshi, Debra J Brennessel
Crucial to the management of staphylococcal bacteremia is an accurate evaluation of associated endocarditis, which has both therapeutic and prognostic implications. Because the clinical presentation of endocarditis can be nonspecific, the judicious use of echocardiography is important in distinguishing patients at high risk of developing endocarditis. In the presence of high-risk clinical features, an early transesophageal echocardiogram is warranted without prior transthoracic echocardiography. The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical risk factors for staphylococcal infective endocarditis that might warrant earlier transesophageal echocardiography and to describe the incidence of endocarditis in cases of methicillin-resistant and methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia...
February 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265206/jim-s-prostate-cancer
#18
Stafford I Cohen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265205/egregious-plagiarism-more-than-misconduct
#19
EDITORIAL
Herbert L Fred, Mark S Scheid
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265204/fare-thee-well-dr-cooley
#20
EDITORIAL
Herbert L Fred, James T Willerson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
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