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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30205990/successful-percutaneous-closure-of-a-ruptured-saphenous-vein-graft-aneurysm
#1
Gonzalo J Martínez, Martín Valdebenito, Alejandro Martínez, Sanjay Patel
A 68-year-old man with previous coronary artery bypass surgery presented with acute onset chest pain. After ruling out an acute coronary syndrome, a computed tomography scan demonstrated a giant aneurysm (10 cm × 8 cm) of the right coronary artery saphenous vein graft (SVG) with signs of rupture into the mediastinum. An Amplatzer Vascular Plug II was successfully deployed at the proximal anastomosis of the SVG, achieving complete exclusion. At 6-month follow-up the patient remained asymptomatic and a computed tomography scan confirmed adequate position of the device...
September 8, 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30195585/predicting-the-response-to-cardiac-rehabilitation-identifying-the-right-ventricular-predictor-of-oxygen-uptake-improvement-in-heart-failure-patients
#2
EDITORIAL
Natasha G Boyes, Corey R Tomczak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 10, 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30078693/transradial-approach-for-left-ventricular-endomyocardial-biopsy
#3
Tawfiq Choudhury, Tim G Schäufele, Shahar Lavi, Katsutoshi Makino, Miguel Nobre Menezes, Amir Solomonica, Olivier F Bertrand, Ian C Gilchrist, Mamas A Mamas, Rodrigo Bagur
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular endomyocardial biopsy (LV-EMB) may offer a superior diagnostic yield compared with right ventricular endomyocardial biopsy (RV-EMB) in conditions predominantly affecting the LV but is underused compared with RV-EMB. Despite the steep uptake of radial approach in coronary interventions, LV-EMB is usually performed via the femoral artery in contemporary practice. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the safety and feasibility of LV-EMB via a transradial approach in a multicentre registry...
August 2, 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30033082/erratum
#4
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July 19, 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30201254/cardiac-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-lymphoma-undergoing-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-cardio-oncology-pilot-project
#5
Derek Rothe, Nanette Cox-Kennett, David M Buijs, Christopher P Venner, D Ian Paterson, Gabor T Gyenes, Edith Pituskin
BACKGROUND: Worldwide > 50,000 hematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCTs) are performed annually. HSCT patients receive multiple cardiotoxic therapies (chemotherapy and radiation therapy) in addition to severe physical deconditioning during hospital admission. We hypothesized that guided exercise in a cardiac rehabilitation (CR) program following autologous HSCT is a safe and feasible intervention. METHODS: Pilot project to assess for safety, feasibility and impact of 8 weeks of CR in HSCT patients following transplant...
July 12, 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30201255/integrating-individuals-with-stroke-into-cardiac-rehabilitation-following-traditional-stroke-rehabilitation-promoting-a-continuum-of-care
#6
Susan Marzolini
Following stroke, people are at high risk for repeat strokes and for complications related to coronary artery disease (CAD). Indeed, stroke and CAD share many of the same risk factors. Unfortunately, patients become sedentary after stroke, which leads to cardiorespiratory deconditioning as well as muscle atrophy and weakness that in turn leads to deterioration in metabolic, cardiorespiratory, and functional health. Access to intensive secondary prevention programs with structured exercise components that include both aerobic and resistance training can help to prevent and reverse these health hazards...
July 11, 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30205988/right-ventricular-function-evolution-with-pregnancy-in-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot
#7
Pamela Moceri, Maxime Sermesant, Delphine Baudouy, Emile Ferrari, Nicolas Duchateau
This case illustrates the evolution of right ventricular (RV) 3-dimensional (3D) area strain during pregnancy in a patient with repaired Tetralogy of Fallot. The report highlights impairment in RV function with pregnancy, suggesting the importance of prepregnancy RV systolic function assessment, especially using 3D echocardiography.
June 30, 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30205987/health-care-resource-utilization-among-children-with-congenital-heart-disease-a-population-based-study
#8
Sunjidatul Islam, Padma Kaul, Dat T Tran, Andrew S Mackie
BACKGROUND: Data regarding health care resource utilization (HRU) in early childhood among children with congenital heart disease (CHD) are scarce. Therefore, we sought to describe the extent of HRU incurred among children with CHD in the first 5 years of life. METHODS: This population-based retrospective cohort study included all children born between January 2005 and March 2014 in Alberta, Canada. We linked inpatient, outpatient, practitioner claims, and drug dispensing databases with vital statistics (birth and death registries)...
June 30, 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30170685/the-genetic-cause-of-kearns-sayre-syndrome-determines-counselling-and-outcome-of-these-patients
#9
LETTER
Josef Finsterer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30170684/reply-to-green-et-al-elevated-incidence-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-stroke-in-patients-with-atrial-flutter-a-population-based-study
#10
LETTER
Lorne J Gula, Damian P Redfearn, Krista B Jenkyn, Britney Allen, Allan C Skanes, Peter Leong-Sit, Salimah Z Shariff
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30170683/a-giant-hepatic-cyst-a-rare-cause-of-syncope
#11
Evgeny Belyavskiy, Marijana Tadic, Sabine Hassfeld, Burkert Pieske
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30170682/unusual-association-of-three-types-of-congenital-coronary-artery-diseases
#12
Marc-Antoine Isorni, Aude Amato, Julien Guihaire
Congenital coronary artery disease (CAD) is commonly asymptomatic and often benign. Investigation of potential myocardial ischemia is also necessary. We report an original observation of abnormal origin and course of the right coronary artery (RCA), abnormal left main artery, and agenesis of the left anterior descending (LAD) artery. This is the first report of an association of 3 types of congenital coronary artery anomaly according to the modified Angelini's classification. This high-risk condition was successfully treated surgically...
September 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30170681/six-month-follow-up-images-of-3d-transesophageal-echocardiography-and-computed-tomography-after-sapien3-implantation-in-the-descending-aorta
#13
Toru Naganuma, Hiroyoshi Kawamoto, Hirokazu Onishi, Vasileios F Panoulas, Sunao Nakamura
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30170680/endomyocardial-fibrosis-with-end-stage-heart-failure-as-a-consequence-of-a-myeloproliferative-neoplasm-with-hypereosinophilia
#14
Christopher Strong, João Abecasis, Celina Afonso, Marisa Trabulo, Rosa Gouveia
Hypereosinophilic syndrome is characterized by an overproduction of eosinophils that infiltrate and damage multiple organs. Cardiac dysfunction occurs frequently and is a main cause of morbidity and mortality. We describe the case of a middle-aged man diagnosed with a myeloproliferative neoplasm associated with hypereosinophilia and treated with imatinib. He was diagnosed with cardiac involvement by hypereosinophilic syndrome at a late stage, with an established restrictive cardiomyopathy. Because of end-stage heart failure, he successfully received a heart transplant...
September 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30170679/second-time-s-a-charm-percutaneous-edge-to-edge-repair-with-the-mitraclip-device-as-rescue-therapy-after-a-failed-surgical-edge-to-edge-alfieri-stitch
#15
Goran Rimac, Dimitri Kalavrouziotis, Jonathan Beaudoin, Josep Rodés-Cabau, Jean-Michel Paradis
Surgical mitral valve repair for mitral regurgitation is associated with an increased risk of recurrent mitral regurgitation compared to surgical mitral valve replacement. We describe the case of an 80-year-old man with recurrent severe symptomatic mitral regurgitation after a failed surgical Alfieri technique attempt, who then underwent successful MitraClip (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA) implantation.
September 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30170678/a-practical-approach-to-pericardiocentesis-with-periprocedural-use-of-ultrasound-training-initiative
#16
Michael Chetrit, Jed Lipes, Vartan Mardigyan
Tamponade is a life-threatening condition characterized by fluid accumulation in the pericardium, which compresses the cardiac chambers, impairs diastolic filling, and can lead to clinical shock. The diagnosis is a clinical one that is supported by echocardiographic findings. Pericardiocentesis is the definitive treatment for tamponade; however, it remains a challenge for trainees because of the infrequent exposure compared with other invasive procedures. Moreover, this technique, unlike others, can lead to serious complications including cardiac perforation and arrhythmia...
September 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30170677/atrial-fibrillation-clinics-in-canada-a-nationwide-project-report
#17
Jennifer Cruz, Zana Mariano, Paul Dorian
The increased prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) has led to specialized AF clinics (AFCs) to facilitate management of AF patients. In this article we report on outpatient AFCs in Canada, which is essential to health policies required to standardize the performance of existing AFCs and help design new AFCs. We surveyed 14 clinics in 5 provinces; 100% provided responses to a detailed questionnaire on clinic processes and care practices. Fourteen care maps were analyzed, and 5 models of care were identified; 4 were specific to AFCs...
September 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30170676/patterns-of-care-during-the-terminal-hospital-admission-for-patients-with-advanced-heart-failure-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#18
Akifa Nazim, Catherine Demers, Nicolas Berbenetz, John J You
Costs of end of life care for patients who have advanced heart failure (HF) are increasing. There is a perception that many of these patients receive aggressive treatments near the end of life. However, actual patterns of care are unclear. In this article we describe the use of life-sustaining treatments and the timing of goals of care discussions during patients' terminal admission for HF. We conducted a single-centre retrospective cohort study of patients aged 18 years or older with a most responsible discharge diagnosis of HF who died between April 2012 and December 2013...
September 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30170675/transcatheter-mitral-valve-intervention-for-chronic-mitral-regurgitation-a-plethora-of-different-technologies
#19
REVIEW
Robinder S Sidhu, Benjamin D Tyrrell, Robert C Welsh, Steven R Meyer, Miriam Shanks, Kevin R Bainey
Chronic mitral regurgitation (MR) remains a common cardiovascular condition resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. With an aging population, increasing trends for both primary (degenerative) and secondary (functional) MR have become apparent. Although the gold standard remains surgical intervention with mitral valve repair/replacement, comorbid conditions have steered the development of less invasive technologies to mitigate perioperative surgical risk. Transcatheter mitral valve repair using a percutaneous edge-to-edge technique is the most widely available choice at present...
September 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30170674/early-vs-late-surgery-for-patients-with-endocarditis-and-neurological-injury-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
Derrick Y Tam, Bobby Yanagawa, Subodh Verma, Marc Ruel, Stephen E Fremes, Amine Mazine, Seana Adams, Jan O Friedrich
BACKGROUND: Surgical timing in infective endocarditis (IE) with preoperative neurological events remains controversial. The relevant society guidelines are each on the basis of a small number of observational studies. This meta-analysis was designed to search the available literature broadly and assess the weight of available evidence as comprehensively as possible. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE and EMBASE to April 2018 for studies that compared mortality or neurological exacerbation in early vs late surgery for IE complicated by neurological events...
September 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
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