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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090263/right-atrial-paraganglioma-an-extremely-rare-primary-cardiac-neoplasm-mimicking-myxoma
#1
Ashok Garg, Deepika Mishra, Manish Bansal, Hari Ram Maharia, Vikram Goyal
In this report, we present a case of 35-year-old lady who had presented with atypical chest pain and exertional breathlessness for past six months. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiograms showed a well-circumscribed, echo-dense mass in the right atrium, attached to the interatrial septum at the level of atrioventricular junction and in the vicinity of coronary sinus ostium. She underwent successful resection of the cardiac mass. Histopathology revealed paraganglioma, which was reconfirmed by immunohistochemistry study...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090262/rapidly-growing-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-mass-in-patient-with-sarcomatoid-renal-cell-carcinoma
#2
Jongmin Hwang, Yong Hyun Park, Kyung Un Choi, Jeong Su Kim, Ki Won Hwang, Sang Hyun Lee, Min Ku Chon, Soo Yong Lee, Dae Sung Lee
Cardiac metastasis from renal cell carcinoma (RCC) without inferior vena cava (IVC) involvements is extremely rare with few reported cases. Sarcomatoid RCC with rhabdoid feature is a rare pathologic type of RCC having aggressive behavior due to great metastatic potential. Here, we report a case of rapidly growing cardiac metastasis of RCC which brought on right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) obstruction without IVC and right atrial involvement in a 61-year-old woman. Cardiac arrest occurred during radical nephrectomy and echocardiography revealed mass nearly obstructing the RVOT which was not recognized by preoperative echocardiography 1 month ago...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090261/fabry-disease-presenting-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-and-tricuspid-regurgitation
#3
Sang-Cheol Cho, Han-Wook Yoo, Jae Won Lee, Jeong Yoon Jang, Ran Heo, Jong-Min Song
A 71-year-old female who was diagnosed with nonobstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy since 1999 presented with dyspnea and severe edema on both legs. For the management of her symptom, cardiac surgery including tricuspid annuloplasty, Maze operation and right atrial reduction plasty was performed. During follow-up after cardiac surgery, a plasma α-galactosidase activity was checked for the screening of Fabry disease and the result was around lower normal limit. DNA analysis was implemented for confirmation and it revealed a heterozygote α-galactosidase mutation at exon 6 [c...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090260/redefining-effusive-constrictive-pericarditis-with-echocardiography
#4
Pieter van der Bijl, Philip Herbst, Anton F Doubell
BACKGROUND: Effusive-constrictive pericarditis (ECP) is traditionally diagnosed by using the expensive and invasive technique of direct pressure measurements in the pericardial space and the right atrium. The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic role of echocardiography in tuberculous ECP. METHODS: Intrapericardial and right atrial pressures were measured pre- and post-pericardiocentesis, and right ventricular and left ventricular pressures were measured post-pericardiocentesis in patients with tuberculous pericardial effusions...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090259/prevalence-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-korean-adult-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-result-of-a-pilot-echocardiographic-screening-study
#5
Su-Jin Yoo, Jae-Hyeong Park, Yunseon Park, Jae-Hwan Lee, Byung-Joo Sun, Jinhyun Kim, In Seol Yoo, Seung Cheol Shim, Seong Wook Kang
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). Early detection and prompt treatment of PAH associated with SSc (SSc-PAH) result in better prognosis. We conducted echocardiographic study to presume the prevalence of PAH in Korean adult SSc patients and to diagnose SSc-PAH in their early stages with right heart catheterization (RHC). METHODS: We performed free of charge echocardiographic study including 37 adult SSc patients at the Chungnam National University Hospital...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090258/echocardiographic-and-histologic-correlations-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-influence-of-overweight-and-obesity
#6
Nydia Ávila-Vanzzini, Juan Francisco Fritche-Salazar, Nelva Marina Vázquez-Castro, Pedro Rivera-Lara, Oscar Pérez-Méndez, Humberto Martínez-Herrera, Mario Gómez-Sánchez, Alberto Aranda-Frausto, Héctor Herrera-Bello, María Luna-Luna, José Antonio Arias Godínez
BACKGROUND: Severe aortic stenosis (AS), leads to pathological left ventricular remodeling that may worsen with concomitant overweight and obesity (OW/O). METHODS: We aimed to prospectively analyze the impact of OW/O on ventricular remodeling in severe AS, by evaluating the percentage of intraendomyocardial fibrosis (PIEF) and the percentage of infiltrating intraendocardial lipid vacuoles (PIELV) and its relationship to global longitudinal strain (GLS) in patients with OW/O...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090257/epicardial-fat-thickness-and-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-are-increased-in-non-dipper-hypertensive-patients
#7
Bong Joon Kim, Kyoung Im Cho, Ji Hun Choi, Dong Hyun Park, Ga In Yu, Sung Il Im, Hyun Su Kim, Jeong Ho Heo, Tae-Joon Cha
BACKGROUND: In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between echocardiographic epicardial fat thickness (EFT), neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR; an important inflammatory marker), and diurnal blood pressure (BP) changes in patients with recently diagnosed essential hypertension. METHODS: A total of 647 patients underwent echocardiography and 24 hours of ambulatory BP monitoring. EFT was measured by echocardiography, while NLR was measured by dividing the neutrophil count by the lymphocyte count...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090256/normal-2-dimensional-strain-values-of-the-left-ventricle-a-substudy-of-the-normal-echocardiographic-measurements-in-korean-population-study
#8
Jae-Hyeong Park, Ju-Hee Lee, Sang Yeub Lee, Jin-Oh Choi, Mi-Seung Shin, Mi-Jeong Kim, Hae Ok Jung, Jeong Rang Park, Il Suk Sohn, Hyungseop Kim, Seong-Mi Park, Nam Jin Yoo, Jung Hyun Choi, Hyung-Kwan Kim, Goo-Yeong Cho, Mi-Rae Lee, Jin-Sun Park, Chi Young Shim, Dae-Hee Kim, Dae-Hee Shin, Gil Ja Shin, Sung Hee Shin, Kye Hun Kim, Woo-Shik Kim, Seung Woo Park
BACKGROUND: It is important to understand the distribution of 2-dimensional strain values in normal population. We performed a multicenter trial to measure normal echocardiographic values in the Korean population. METHODS: This was a substudy of the Normal echOcardiogRaphic Measurements in KoreAn popuLation (NORMAL) study. Echocardiographic specialists measured frequently used echocardiographic indices in healthy people according to a standardized method at 23 different university hospitals...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090255/clinical-utility-of-echocardiography-for-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-in-children-with-bronchopulmonary-dsyplasia
#9
Young Earl Choi, Hwa Jin Cho, Eun Song Song, In Seok Jeong, Namsik Yoon, Young Youn Choi, Jae Sook Ma, Young Kuk Cho
BACKGROUND: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) may result in chronic pulmonary artery hypertension and right ventricular (RV) dysfunction. Various echocardiographic assessments of RV dysfunction have been used to determine whether echocardiographic measurements of premature infants with BPD could provide sensitive measures of RV function that correlates with BPD severity. METHODS: Twenty-eight control subjects without BPD (non BPD group), 28 patients with mild BPD, 11 patients with moderate BPD, and six patients with severe BPD underwent echocardiograms with standard measurement such as ejection fraction by M-mode, tricuspid regurgitation pressure gradient, myocardial performance index (MPI) derived from pulse Doppler, and tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) measurements...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090254/the-importance-of-echocardiographic-screening-for-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-korean-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis
#10
EDITORIAL
Hack-Lyoung Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090253/the-incremental-effect-of-obesity-on-myocardial-fibrosis-in-patients-with-aortic-stenosis
#11
EDITORIAL
Se-Jung Yoon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090252/the-relation-of-epicardial-fat-thickness-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-circadian-rhythm-of-blood-pressure
#12
EDITORIAL
Jae Hyuk Choi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090251/two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-in-normal-korean-population-is-now-to-start-using-in-routine-clinical-practice
#13
EDITORIAL
Jin Oh Na
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090250/early-detection-for-right-ventricular-dysfunction-in-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-without-pulmonary-hypertension
#14
EDITORIAL
Jung-Woo Son
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090249/multimodality-imaging-for-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-severity-grading-a-methodological-review
#15
REVIEW
Maaike Alkema, Ernest Spitzer, Osama I I Soliman, Christian Loewe
Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), defined by an increase in left ventricular mass (LVM), is a common cardiac finding generally caused by an increase in pressure or volume load. Assessing severity of LVH is of great clinical value in terms of prognosis and treatment choices, as LVH severity grades correlate with the risk for presenting cardiovascular events. The three main cardiac parameters for the assessment of LVH are wall thickness, LVM, and LV geometry. Echocardiography, with large availability and low cost, is the technique of choice for their assessment...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721959/double-orifice-tricuspid-valve-visualized-by-three-dimensional-transthoracic-echocardiography
#16
Kikuko Obase, Karima Addetia, Kazue Takahashi, Katsunori Yamamoto, Ai Kawamura, Tomoko Tamada, Koichiro Imai, Shiro Uemura
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721958/migrated-subclavian-venous-stent-into-the-right-atrium
#17
Ibrahim Khaddash, Amer Hawatmeh, Cynthia Dayrit-Demetillo, Aiman Hamdan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721957/severe-aortic-stenosis-associated-with-unicommissural-unicuspid-aortic-valve-in-a-middle-aged-male
#18
Hee-Jin Kwon, Jae-Hyeong Park, Song Soo Kim, Byung Joo Sun, Sun Ah Jin, Jun-Hyung Kim, Jae-Hwan Lee, Siwan Choi, Jin-Ok Jeong, In-Whan Seong
Unicuspid aortic valve (UAV) is an extremely rare form of congenital aortic valvular abnormality. Although UAV shows similar clinical characteristics to bicuspid aortic valve, the clinical symptoms develop at earlier age and progress at a faster pace in UAV. In this report, we are presenting a 42-year-old male with severe aortic stenosis associated with unicommissural UAV. The patients underwent a successful Bentall operation.
September 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721956/well-tolerated-and-undiscovered-common-atrium-until-late-adulthood
#19
Kyungjoong Kim, Jiwook Choi, Youngjae Doo, Yeong Seop Yun, Jongwook Kim, Jae Beom Lee
Common atrium is a rare congenital heart disease characterized by complete absence of the interatrial septum, and is commonly accompanied by malformation of the atrioventricular valve. Most patients with common atrium experience symptoms during childhood. Here, we describe a patient with common atrium who experienced his first obvious symptom at 48 years of age.
September 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721955/findings-of-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-after-16-years
#20
Gee-Hee Kim, Chul-Min Kim, Bo-Hyun Jang, Hyeong-Han Lee, Solim Hong, Sang-Hoon Eum, Howook Jeon, Donggyu Moon
A 58-year-old man had been diagnosed with non-obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCMP) according to echocardiography findings 16 years ago. Echocardiography showed ischemic cardiomyopathy (CMP)-like features with decreased systolic function but a non-dilated chamber. Coronary angiography was performed but showed a normal coronary artery. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed multifocal transmural and subepicardial delayed-enhancing areas at the anteroseptal, septal, and inferoseptal left ventricular (LV) wall, and wall thinning and decreased motion of the anteroseptal LV wall...
September 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
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