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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826352/native-t1-mapping-demonstrating-apical-thrombi-in-eosinophilic-myocarditis-associated-with-churg-strauss-syndrome
#1
Kyongmin Sarah Beck, Soh Yong Jeong, Kyo Young Lee, Kiyuk Chang, Jung Im Jung
Eosinophilic myocarditis is a disease characterized by eosinophilic infiltration of the myocardium, consisting of acute necrotic stage, thrombotic stage, and fibrotic stage. Although T1 mapping has been increasingly used in various cardiac pathologies, there has been no report of T1 mapping in eosinophilic myocarditis. We report a case of 75-year-old female with eosinophilic myocarditis, whose cardiac magnetic resonance imaging included native T1 mapping, in which apical thrombi were distinctly seen as areas with decreased T1 values, next to areas of inflammation seen as increased T1 value in subendocardium...
November 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826351/a-vanishing-tuberculous-pericardial-effusion
#2
Jacques Liebenberg, Pieter van der Bijl
We present an iatrogenic, pleuro-pericardial connection resulting from pericardiocentesis of a large, tuberculous, pericardial effusion. Recognition of this situation is paramount when one is unable to aspirate pericardial fluid after a successful, initial puncture. Such knowledge will help prevent myocardial or coronary artery injury with further attempts at aspiration.
November 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826350/differential-diagnosis-of-a-left-atrial-mass-after-surgical-excision-of-myxoma-a-remnant-or-a-thrombus
#3
Hanbit Park, Seokjung Jo, Yun Kyung Cho, Jongkwan Kim, Sangcheol Cho, Ju Hyeon Kim, Yeong Jin Jeong, Jae-Kwan Song
Echocardiographic diagnosis of atrial myxoma may not always be straightforward, and the distinction between myxoma and thrombi is not easy, especially when we observe a mass after successful surgery. Our report describes a 72-year-old woman who presented with right upper limb hemiparesis and was subsequently diagnosed as having transient ischemic attack due to a left atrial myxoma. One month after successful surgical resection of the tumor, the patient developed left-sided weakness. Echocardiography revealed a left atrial mass attached to the interatrial septum...
November 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826349/life-threatening-complication-of-self-made-remedy-for-controlling-high-blood-pressure-coronary-artery-vasospasm-associated-with-iatrogenic-thyrotoxicosis
#4
In Sook Kang, Wook Bum Pyun
We report the case of a middle aged woman who was previously diagnosed with hypertension. She had been drinking a kelp concentrate solution daily for her hypertension instead of taking the prescribed medicine due to her personal beliefs about the kelp solution. As a consequence, she experienced vasospastic angina complicated by myocardial infarction and cardiogenic syncope resulting from iatrogenic thyrotoxicosis. Complementary medicine is widely used by the general population. However, there is still a lack of evidence regarding their efficacy and safety...
November 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826348/complete-heart-block-in-association-with-dengue-hemorrhagic-fever
#5
Hafeez Ul Hassan Virk, Faisal Inayat, Zia Ur Rahman
Dengue virus infection affects the heart structurally and functionally. Clinical manifestations of cardiac complications secondary to dengue virus infection vary from self-limiting arrhythmias to severe myocardial infarction, leading to hypotension, pulmonary edema, and cardiogenic shock. However, we report a case of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) complicated by a complete heart block. A female with DHF due to dengue virus serotype 2, presented to the emergency department with fever, headache, rash, and fatigue followed by an episode of syncope...
November 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826347/extraction-of-a-fully-deployed-coronary-stent-during-retrieval-of-another-dislodged-stent
#6
Jongmin Hwang, Kook-Jin Chun, Dae Sung Lee, Soo Yong Lee, Min Ku Chon, Sang Hyun Lee, Ki Won Hwang, June Hong Kim
Coronary stent dislodgement is a rare and serious complication of percutaneous coronary intervention and is associated with major adverse cardiac events. Successful retrieval of the stent is recommended in this situation because it is important for the prognosis. Recently, a patient was referred to our hospital with a dislodged coronary stent. When attempting to percutaneously extract the dislodged stent, a challenging situation was encountered, as the stent was entrapped and tightly entangled with another fully deployed coronary stent...
November 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826346/comparison-of-transcatheter-atrial-septal-defect-closure-in-children-adolescents-and-adults-differences-challenges-and-short-mid-and-long-term-results
#7
Turkay Saritas, Ilker Kemal Yucel, Ibrahim Halil Demir, Fadli Demir, Abdullah Erdem, Ahmet Celebi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This study aims to compare the characteristics, effectiveness and results of transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect between children, adolescents, and adults. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In this study, 683 patients who underwent atrial septal defect closure in the last 10 years were divided into three groups: children (age <12), adolescents (age 12 to 16), and adults (age >16) as group 1, group 2 and group 3, respectively. RESULTS: The average defect size and incidence of complex atrial septal defect were higher in group 3 (p=0...
November 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826345/long-term-results-of-early-surgery-versus-conventional-treatment-for-infective-endocarditis-trial
#8
Duk-Hyun Kang, Sahmin Lee, Yong-Jin Kim, Sung-Han Kim, Dae-Hee Kim, Sung-Cheol Yun, Jong-Min Song, Cheol-Hyun Chung, Jae-Kwan Song, Jae-Won Lee
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Compared with conventional treatment, early surgery significantly reduced the composite end point of all-cause death and embolic events during hospitalization, but long-term data in this area are lacking. This study sought to compare long-term outcomes of early surgery with a conventional treatment strategy in patients with infective endocarditis (IE) and large vegetations. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The Early Surgery versus Conventional Treatment in Infective Endocarditis (EASE) trial randomly assigned patients with left-sided IE, severe valve disease and large vegetation to early surgery (37 patients) or conventional treatment groups (39 patients)...
November 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826344/clinical-characteristics-of-marfan-syndrome-in-korea
#9
A Young Lim, Ju Sun Song, Eun Kyoung Kim, Shin Yi Jang, Tae-Young Chung, Seung-Hyuk Choi, Kiick Sung, June Huh, I-Seok Kang, Yeon Hyeon Choe, Chang-Seok Ki, Duk-Kyung Kim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a connective tissue disorder with autosomal dominant inheritance and a highly variable clinical spectrum. However, there are limited data available on the clinical features of Korean patients with MFS. The aim of the present study was to describe the clinical characteristics and outcomes of Korean patients with MFS. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We included all patients who were diagnosed with MFS between January 1995 and May 2015 at a single tertiary medical center...
November 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826343/resting-heart-rate-and-aortic-stiffness-in-normotensive-adults
#10
Jeongok G Logan, Suk-Sun Kim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Large-artery stiffness is an independent predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) is considered the gold standard measure of arterial stiffness. A resting heart rate is an easily measured vital sign that is also associated with CVD morbidity and mortality. Previous studies have reported the significant relationship of a resting heart rate with arterial stiffness as measured by cfPWV only in hypertensive subjects; their relationship in nonhypertensive subjects remains unknown...
November 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826342/endocan-and-non-dipping-circadian-pattern-in-newly-diagnosed-essential-hypertension
#11
Tolga Çimen, Murat Bilgin, Ahmet Akyel, Mehmet Ali Felekoğlu, Ali Nallbani, Şeyda Özdemir, Gönül Erden, Alpaslan Öztürk, Mehmet Doğan, Ekrem Yeter
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Non-dipper hypertension is frequently accompanied by endothelial dysfunction and activation. Previous studies suggested that endocan may be a novel endothelial dysfunction marker. This study aims to investigate the association between circadian blood pressure (BP) pattern and plasma endocan levels together with high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) in patients with newly diagnosed untreated hypertension. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Twenty-four hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring was recorded in 35 dipper, 35 non-dipper hypertensives and 35 healthy controls...
November 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826341/the-association-between-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-and-coronary-artery-disease-severity-in-asymptomatic-low-ejection-fraction-patients
#12
Fatih Mehmet Uçar, Burak Açar, Murat Gul, Özcan Özeke, Sinan Aydogdu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Coronary angiography (CAG) is generally needed in the setting of systolic heart failure (HF) with an unidentified etiology as a part of diagnostic strategy. On the other hand, the clinical value of this invasive strategy is largely unknown. Platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) has recently emerged as a novel inflammatory index that may serve as an important predictor of inflammatory state and overall mortality. The present study aimed to search the predictive value of PLR in determining the extent of coronary atherosclerosis in asymptomatic low ejection fraction (EF) patients...
November 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826340/role-of-soluble-st2-as-a-marker-for-rejection-after-heart-transplant
#13
Ga Yeon Lee, Jin-Oh Choi, Eun-Seon Ju, Yoo-Jung Lee, Eun-Seok Jeon
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Endomyocardial biopsy is obligatory during the first year after heart transplant (HTx) for the surveillance of acute rejection. Previous attempts using cardiac biomarkers for the detection of rejection failed to show enough evidence to substitute endomyocardial biopsy. Therefore, this study sought the possibility of using soluble ST2 (sST2), a novel cardiovascular marker, as a surrogate marker for acute allograft rejection after HTx. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 494 blood samples acquired at the time of endomyocardial biopsy were analyzed in 67 HTx cases from September 2006 to August 2014...
November 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826339/cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-safety-during-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#14
You Mi Hwang, Jun Kim, Ji Hyun Lee, Minsu Kim, Gi-Byoung Nam, Kee-Joon Choi, You-Ho Kim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) conditional cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) have become recently available, non-MRI conditional devices and the presence of epicardial and abandoned leads remain a contraindication for MRIs. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This was a single center retrospective study, evaluating the clinical outcomes and device parameter changes in patients with CIEDs who underwent an MRI from June 1992 to March 2015...
November 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826338/is-syntax-score-predictive-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-on-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery
#15
Levent Cerit, Hamza Duygu, Kamil Gulsen, Hatice S Kemal, Barcın Ozcem, Ozlem Balcioglu, Aziz Gunsel, Ozgur Tosun, Volkan Emren
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The relationship of synergy between percutaneous coronary intervention with taxus and cardiac surgery (SYNTAX) score and development of atrial fibrillation (AF) after coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) has not been studied. Therefore, we assessed the relationship between the SYNTAX score and development of AF after CABG (POAF). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The medical records of consecutive patients, who underwent CABG surgery from January 2013 to September 2015, were retrospectively reviewed for the development of AF in the postoperative period...
November 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826337/the-relationship-between-angiotensin-ii-type-1-receptor-gene-polymorphism-and-repolarization-parameters-after-a-first-anterior-acute-myocardial-infarction
#16
Onder Ozturk, Unal Ozturk, Sebnem Nergiz, M Zulkif Karahan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Genetic influence on T-wave peak to End (Tpe) time in patients with a first anterior acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is uncertain. A polymorphism in the angiotensin-II type 1 receptor (AT1R) gene was discovered recently. The polymorphism consists of an A or C variant, given three different possible genotypes: AA, AC, CC. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of polymorphism of the AT1R gene polymorphism on Tpe after a first anterior AMI. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The subjects were 142 patients (110 men, 32 women, 58±13 years) with a first anterior AMI; ten patients were excluded from this study...
November 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826336/the-association-between-whole-blood-viscosity-and-coronary-collateral-circulation-in-patients-with-chronic-total-occlusion
#17
Mehmet Serkan Cetin, Elif Hande Ozcan Cetin, Kevser Gülcihan Balcı, Selahattin Aydin, Emek Ediboglu, Muhammed Fatih Bayraktar, Mustafa Mücahit Balcı, Orhan Maden, Ahmet Temizhan, Sinan Aydogdu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Coronary collateral circulation (CCC) has been attributed as inborn bypass mechanisms supporting ischemic myocardium. Various factors have been postulated in CCC. Whole blood viscosity (WBV) has been an underappreciated entity despite close relationships between multiple cardiovascular diseases. WBV can be calculated with a validated equation from hematocrit and total plasma protein levels for a low and high shear rate. On the grounds, we aimed to evaluate the association between WBV and CCC in patients with chronic total occlusion...
November 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826335/-one-time-versus-staged-multivessel-intervention-in-intermediate-to-very-high-risk-patients-with-non-st-segment-elevation-acute-coronary-syndromes
#18
Xiaofan Yu, Yi Li, Qiancheng Wang, Ming Liang, Kai Xu, Yaling Han
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To compare clinical outcomes of staged versus "one-time" percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in intermediate to very high-risk patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS) and multivessel coronary disease (MVD). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 1531 NSTE-ACS patients with multivessel PCI and meeting the criteria of intermediate to very high risk were screened from a prospectively registered database obtained from General Hospital of Shenyang Military Region between 2008 and 2012...
November 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826334/neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-as-a-predictor-of-left-ventricular-apical-thrombus-in-patients-with-myocardial-infarction
#19
Ahmet Goktug Ertem, Filiz Ozcelik, Haci Ahmet Kasapkara, Cemal Koseoglu, Serdal Bastug, Huseyin Ayhan, Cenk Sari, Nihal Akar Bayram, Emine Bilen, Tahir Durmaz, Telat Keles, Engin Bozkurt
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In this study, we examined the role of inflammatory parameters in an apical mural thrombus with a reduced ejection fraction due to large anterior myocardial infarction (MI). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 103 patients who had suffered from heart failure, 45 of whom had left ventricular apical thrombus (AT) after a large anterior MI, were enrolled in the study. A detailed clinical history was taken of each participant, biochemical inflammatory markers, which were obtained during admission, were analyzed and an echocardiographical and angiographical evaluation of specific parameters were performed...
November 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826333/magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-patients-with-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-reduced-concerns-regarding-safety-but-scrutiny-remains-critical
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