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Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326783/the-physician-s-oath-historical-perspectives
#1
Rachel Hajar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326782/the-art-of-a-medical-illustrator
#2
Rachel Hajar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326781/myxoma-in-left-atrium
#3
Monish S Raut, Sumir Dubey, Arun Maheshwari, Manish Sharma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326780/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-of-myocardial-involvement-in-leptospirosis
#4
Onkar B Auti, Kanav Kansal, K V Shrikanth, Vimal Raj
Leptospirosis is a zoonotic infection caused by the Leptospira interrogans . Although it is endemic in tropical countries, global incidence has increased in several temperate and developed regions. Here, we present a cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and multidetector computer tomography (MDCT) chest features of active systemic leptospiral infection in a 19-year-old male. The MDCT appearances of lungs and CMR appearances of myocardium in icteric leptospirosis are described. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment is important to manage the cardiothoracic complications...
October 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326779/tacrolimus-as-a-rare-cause-of-pericardial-effusion-in-a-renal-transplant-recipient
#5
Rohini Prashar, Diana Stewart, Ankush Moza
Pericardial effusion in a renal transplant recipient represents a diagnostic conundrum with a variety of differential diagnoses. Immunosuppressive medications such as sirolimus have been linked to pericardial effusions in the reported literature. Tacrolimus has been reported to be associated with pleural effusions and ascites. We present a case of a patient with tacrolimus as the likely cause of a recurrent pericardial effusion.
October 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326778/-double-ball-valve-mechanism-obstructing-both-right-ventricular-inflow-and-outflow-atypical-presentation-of-right-atrial-myxoma-presenting-as-right-ventricular-mass
#6
Tarun Kumar, Satyam Rajvanshi, Ajay Kumar Sharma, Neeraj Pandit
Large intracavitary masses such as those occupying most of a cardiac chamber and obstructing blood flow are not routinely encountered in clinical practice. The differential diagnosis includes neoplastic as well as nonneoplastic causes. Primary cardiac tumors by themselves are uncommon. We hereby report a rare case of a middle-aged female presenting with New York Heart Association Class III symptoms, whose transthoracic echocardiogram revealed a huge mass in right-sided chambers with a novel double ball valve type movement...
October 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326777/surgical-treatment-of-right-ventricular-rupture-caused-by-total-occlusion-of-the-right-coronary-artery
#7
Mihriban Yalcin, Diyar Koprulu, Melih Urkmez, Mehmet Senel Bademci
The rupture of the right ventricular anterior wall after myocardial infarction is a rare and life-threatening complication associated with high mortality. Early diagnosis by echocardiographic examination and successful treatment is discussed in this case report.
October 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326776/aorto-right-ventricular-fistula-following-percutaneous-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-case-report-and-literature-review
#8
Monoj K Konda, Jagadeesh K Kalavakunta, Jerry W Pratt, David Martin, Vishal Gupta
An 88-year-old woman with a prior history of aortic stenosis and history of valvuloplasty presented with worsening symptoms of heart failure and dizziness. She underwent successful transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) without complications. Follow-up echocardiograms revealed a small fistula connecting aorta to the right ventricle. The patient was initially asymptomatic but 3 months later developed overload of the right ventricle and heart failure and chose to continue medical therapy. She died of progressive heart failure at 9 months from onset of fistula...
October 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326775/a-systematic-review-on-the-prevalence-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-iran
#9
REVIEW
Jaber Mohseni, Toba Kazemi, Mahmood Hosseinzadeh Maleki, Hossein Beydokhti
In Iran, cardiovascular diseases are the most common causes of death. We aimed to perform a systematic review on the prevalence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in Iran based on Persian and English papers had been published from 1985 to 2015. Among 267 initially found articles, 142 were excluded; finally, a total number of 40 articles were found relevant which were reduced to 18. Smoking, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and hypercholesterolemia were the most common risk factors for AMI. Premature MI prevalence was high in men, and smoking was the most common risk factor among young people...
October 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326774/the-burden-of-truncus-arteriosus-in-an-urban-city-in-africa-how-are-we-fairing
#10
Barakat Adeola Animasahun, Aminat Titilayo Ogunlana, Henry Olusegun Gbelee
Background: The true incidence of truncus arteriosus in underdeveloped countries is difficult to determine. This is due largely to underreporting as a result of nonavailability of technologically advanced facilities to make definitive diagnosis prenatally. There is a lack of data on the profile and outcome of patients with persistent truncus arteriosus (PTA) in Nigeria. This study aims to document the demographic characteristics, mode of presentation, indications for echocardiography, associated anomalies, average age at diagnosis, and outcome of patients with truncus arteriosus in our center...
October 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326773/clinical-outcomes-of-patients-undergoing-rotational-atherectomy-followed-by-drug-eluting-stent-implantation-a-single-center-real-world-experience
#11
Lucky R Cuenza, Ada Cherryl Jayme, James Ho Khe Sui
Background: Rotational atherectomy (RA) is used to improve procedural success of percutaneous catheter interventions (PCIs) of complex and heavily calcified coronary lesions. We report the clinical experience and outcomes in our institution with the use of RA, followed by drug-eluting stent implantation. Materials and Methods: Data of 81 patients treated with PCI and adjunctive RA were analyzed. Clinical follow-up for the occurrence of major adverse events (MAEs) was obtained in all patients and correlated with significant variables using multivariate Cox proportional hazards analysis...
October 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184622/risk-factors-for-coronary-artery-disease-historical-perspectives
#12
Rachel Hajar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184621/painting-with-bacteria
#13
Rachel Hajar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184620/large-pericardial-mass-mimicking-pericardial-effusion
#14
Shilpa Jayaprakash, Shivakumar Byrappa, S S Prakash, S Shankar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184619/guidelines-to-writing-a-clinical-case-report
#15
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184618/off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-in-a-patient-with-dextrocardia-and-situs-inversus-anesthetic-surgical-consideration-and-role-of-transesophageal-echocardiography
#16
S Subash, Parimala Prasanna Simha, N Manjunatha
Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) in dextrocardia with situs inversus patients is reported less in literature. Due to abnormal looping and associated other congenital anomalies, anesthetic implications and surgical difficulties become challenging in these patients. Transesophageal echocardiography examination (TEE) needs multiplane angle adjustments compared to normal heart to obtain the images. Here, we describe a 53-year-old female patient having dextrocardia with situs inversus who underwent CABG and discuss the perioperative management and multiplane adjustments during TEE examination...
July 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184617/acute-atrial-fibrillation-complicating-organophosphorus-poisoning
#17
Monika Maheshwari, Shreekant Chaudhary
Organophosphorus (OP) pesticide poisoning is a major clinical and public health problem in a developing country like India. Cardiac injury is a strong predictor of death in these patients. Cardiac complications usually described include cardiac arrest, pulmonary edema, and arrhythmia. Rarely, myocardial infarction has also been reported. The possible mechanisms for myocardial injury include sympathetic/parasympathetic overactivity, hypoxemia, acidosis, dyselectrolytemia, and direct cardiotoxicity. We describe herein one case of OP poisoning, recently admitted in our emergency department and which was complicated by acute onset atrial fibrillation which reverted to sinus rhythm following detoxification of OP compound...
July 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184616/hybrid-completion-of-aortic-repair-after-type-a-aortic-dissection-in-a-patient-with-marfan-s-syndrome
#18
Terri-Ann Teisha Russell, James Shue-Min Yeh, Antonios Kourliouros, Christoph A Nienaber
Medicine and engineering are in collaboration to assist in the tackling of daunting surgical techniques which are associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality, in exchange for minimally invasive approaches with lower procedural risk. Endovascular procedures in general have already reduced the risk of surgery by limiting the extent of open surgery and often replacing it with purely percutaneous or hybrid procedures. Here, we describe a patient who had complex staged surgery with open repair of a proximal portion of a type A aortic dissection followed by a staged endovascular reconstruction of the arch and descending aorta by means of a fenestrated stent-graft to secure the left subclavian artery and the posterior cerebral circulation...
July 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184615/mobitz-type-ii-atrioventricular-block-following-tramadol-and-fentanyl-in-a-patient-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-systolic-heart-failure
#19
Alaa A Rahhal, Amer H Aljundi, Abdulrahman Arabi
Serotonin syndrome is a potentially fatal condition allied with increased serotonergic activity in the central nervous system. There are published data reporting serotonin syndrome induced by either tramadol or fentanyl in combination with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in adult patients; however, there are no reports of serotonin syndrome resulting from the combination of tramadol and fentanyl. We report a case of a 52-year-old woman who was admitted to cardiology service and who developed Mobitz Type II atrioventricular (AV) block after administration of oral tramadol and intravenous fentanyl...
July 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184614/idiopathic-fascicular-left-ventricular-tachycardia
#20
Yaser Alahmad, Nidal Ahmad Asaad, Salaheddin Omran Arafa, Shahul Hameed Ahmad Khan, Alsayed Mahmoud
Idiopathic left fascicular ventricular tachycardia (ILFVT) is characterized by right bundle branch block morphology and left axis deviation. We report a case of idiopathic left ventricular fascicular tachycardia in a young 31-year-old male patient presenting with a narrow complex tachycardia.
July 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
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