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Case Reports in Cardiology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203465/st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-and-normal-coronary-arteries-after-consuming-energy-drinks
#1
S Michael Gharacholou, Nkechinyere Ijioma, Emma Banwart, Freddy Del Carpio Munoz
The use of energy drinks, which often contain stimulants, is common among young persons, yet there have been few reports of adverse cardiac events. We report the case of a 27-year-old man who was admitted to our facility with an acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction in the setting of using energy drinks. Angiography revealed no obstructive coronary disease. The patient had elevation of cardiac troponin. Noninvasive testing with echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated both abnormalities in resting wall motion at the anterior apex along with late gadolinium enhancement of the anterior wall, respectively...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197345/ventricular-tachycardia-originating-from-moderator-band-new-perspective-on-catheter-ablation
#2
Jin-Yi Li, Jing-Bo Jiang, Yan He, Jian-Chun Luo, Guo-Qiang Zhong
A 59-year-old woman was referred to the institution with burdens of idiopathic ventricular tachycardia (IVT). Electroanatomic mapping revealed a complex fractionated, high frequency potential with long duration preceding the QRS onset of the IVT. The real end point of ablation was the disappearance of the conduction block of Purkinje potential during the sinus rhythm besides the disappearance of the inducible tachycardia. Location of distal catheter was at the moderator band (MB) by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE)...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194284/coronary-cameral-fistula-connecting-the-left-anterior-descending-artery-and-the-first-obtuse-marginal-artery-to-the-left-ventricle-a-rare-finding
#3
Abdul Mannan Khan Minhas, Ehtesham Ul Haq, Ahmed Arslan Yousuf Awan, Arshad Ameer Khan, Ghazanfar Qureshi, Pragathi Balakrishna
Coronary-cameral fistulas are rare congenital malformations, often incidentally found during cardiac catheterizations. The majority of these fistulas are congenital in nature but can be acquired secondary to trauma or invasive cardiac procedures. These fistulas most commonly originate in the right coronary artery and terminate into the right ventricle and least frequently drain into the left ventricle. Depending upon their size and location, coronary-cameral fistulas can lead to congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, and bacterial endocarditis...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194283/cardiac-calcified-amorphous-tumor-of-the-mitral-valve-presenting-as-transient-ischemic-attack
#4
Mohammad Abbasi Teshnizi, Atefeh Ghorbanzadeh, Nahid Zirak, Babak Manafi, Aliasghar Moeinipour
Cardiac calcified amorphous tumors (CATs) are an extremely rare nonneoplastic intracardiac masses. They have been reported in the literature in only a few cases. Thus, the incidence, pathogenesis, and best approach to the treatment are not certain. We report a case of CATs on the atrial surface of the anterior mitral valve leaflet in a 37-year-old female who was diagnosed by histopathological examination after surgical removal.
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191354/could-externalized-st-jude-medical-riata%C3%A2-lead-be-a-culture-medium-of-a-polymicrobial-endocarditis-a-clinical-case
#5
Zefferino Palamà, Roberta Trotta, Cosimo Mandurino, Mariangela Pinto, Giovanni Luzzi, Stefano Favale
We report the case of a man affected by polymicrobial endocarditis developed on a St. Jude Medical Riata lead with a malfunction because of the outsourcing of conductors. The patient was treated with antibiotic targeted therapy and showed different bacteria at the blood cultures and then underwent transvenous leads extraction. Vegetations were highlighted on the caval, atrial, and ventricular tracts of the Riata lead, but the cultures were all negative. The externalization of Riata lead may cause the malfunction but it could also promote bacterial colonies and vegetations...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182111/a-rare-case-of-angina-pectoris-with-the-longest-ectopic-left-main-coronary-artery-arising-from-right-sinus-of-valsalva-and-a-prepulmonic-course
#6
Santosh Kumar Sinha, Vikas Mishra, Nasar Abdali, Karandeep Singh, Mukesh Jitendra Jha, Ashutosh Kumar
Knowledge of the morphoanatomical characteristics of the main trunk of the left coronary artery as well as its variations is cornerstone of hemodynamic, correct interpretation of coronary angiogram and for revascularization purpose. The left main coronary artery (LMCA) ranges from 3 to 6 mm in diameter and may be up to 10 to 15 mm in length in humans. We here report a case of the longest anomalous LMCA (56 mm) reported so far in a 35-year-old man with chronic stable angina arising from right sinus of valsalva as seen on conventional angiogram and multidetector computerized tomogram (MDCT)...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168062/undilatable-stent-neoatherosclerosis-treated-with-ad-hoc-rotational-atherectomy
#7
Michael Koutouzis, Maria Agelaki, Christos Maniotis, Ioannis Tsiafoutis, Vasileios Patris, Mihalis Argyriou
A middle age woman with known ischemic heart disease and old stents in proximal left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) was admitted to Coronary Care Unit with acute coronary syndrome. The coronary angiography showed one vessel disease with significant restenosis within the previously implanted stents. The lesion was tough and remained undilatable despite high pressure balloon inflation. Eventually, the balloon ruptured creating a massive dissection of the LAD beginning immediately after the distal part of the undilatable lesion...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154763/qt-prolongation-due-to-graves-disease
#8
Zain Kulairi, Nisha Deol, Renee Tolly, Rohan Manocha, Maliha Naseer
Hyperthyroidism is a highly prevalent disease affecting over 4 million people in the US. The disease is associated with many cardiac complications including atrial fibrillation and also less commonly with ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation. Many cardiac pathologies have been extensively studied; however, the relationship between hyperthyroidism and rate of ventricular repolarization manifesting as a prolonged QTc interval is not well known. Prolonged QTc interval regardless of thyroid status is a risk factor for cardiovascular mortality and life-threatening ventricular arrhythmia...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133551/large-left-ventricular-thrombus-in-a-patient-with-systemic-and-venous-thromboembolism-secondary-to-protein-c-and-s-deficiency
#9
Mohit Pahuja, Bujji Ainapurapu, Aiden Abidov
58-year-old Hispanic female presented with an altered mental status. A CT scan of the head demonstrated multiple scattered infarcts and a large right temporal lobe infarct. We also diagnosed the patient with right popliteal and femoral vein thrombosis, bilateral pulmonary embolism, and a transient right radial artery occlusion. Her 12-lead EKG showed lateral ST elevation. Emergent coronary angiogram revealed normal coronaries. Echocardiogram demonstrated a large mobile mass attached to the anterolateral free wall with overall normal contractility of the left ventricle...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116176/guideliner-balloon-assisted-tracking-gbat-a-new-addition-to-the-interventional-toolbox
#10
Basem Elbarouni, Motaz Moussa, Malek Kass, Olga Toleva, Minh Vo, Amir Ravandi
The use of guide extension catheters, such as GuideLiner, allows for increased guide support and facilitates device delivery in tortuous vessels. In cases which the GuideLiner catheter cannot be advanced even with balloon anchoring technique, we inflate a noncompliant balloon protruding from the GuideLiner catheter at nominal pressure and both the GuideLiner and the balloon are advanced over the coronary guidewire through the tortuous segments. This technique can be applied to 5.5 Fr., 6 Fr., and 7 Fr...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116175/successful-percutaneous-retrieval-of-embolized-septal-occluder-device-from-aortic-arch-and-placement-of-a-newer-septal-occluder-device-in-combined-procedure
#11
Natraj Katta, Sandeep Gautam, Richard Webel
Embolization of the Amplatzer Septal Occluder (ASO) device (St. Jude Medical, Minnesota) after percutaneous closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) is a rare and potentially catastrophic complication. Percutaneous retrieval of the embolized device is gaining ground as an acceptable method, although these patients are usually subsequently referred for open surgical closure of the ASD. We present a unique case of percutaneous retrieval embolized ASO device and placement of newer larger ASO device in a single procedure...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105376/asymptomatic-pulmonary-vein-stenosis-hemodynamic-adaptation-and-successful-ablation
#12
John J Lee, Denis Weinberg, Rishi Anand
Pulmonary vein stenosis is a well-established possible complication following an atrial fibrillation ablation of pulmonary veins. Symptoms of pulmonary vein stenosis range from asymptomatic to severe exertional dyspnea. The number of asymptomatic patients with pulmonary vein stenosis is greater than originally estimated; moreover, only about 22% of severe pulmonary vein stenosis requires intervention. We present a patient with severe postatrial fibrillation (AF) ablation pulmonary vein (PV) stenosis, which was seen on multiple imaging modalities including cardiac computed tomography (CT) angiogram, lung perfusion scan, and pulmonary angiogram...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101382/complete-resolution-of-tumor-burden-of-primary-cardiac-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma
#13
Rina Mauricio, Ofole Mgbako, Adam Buntaine, Andre Moreira, Albert Jung
Primary cardiac tumors are a rare set of benign and malignant neoplasms found in the heart or pericardium. We describe a patient presenting with nonspecific symptoms and ultimately diagnosed with primary cardiac non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (PCL). Our patient had extensive tumor in the right ventricle, which extended into the right atrium and right ventricular outflow tract. The tumor also encased the right coronary artery, which manifested as ischemic changes on EKG and cardiac MRI. The patient was treated with chemotherapy and achieved complete remission, with dramatic and full resolution of the mass on repeat echocardiography in nine weeks...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090362/a-large-left-ventricle-myxoma-presenting-with-epigastric-pain-and-weight-loss
#14
Solmaz Fakhari, Eissa Bilehjani
Cardiac myxomas are the most common benign tumors found in the heart. They usually appear in the left atrium. Those originating from the left ventricle (LV) are rare. Although clinical presentation may vary, dyspnea and embolism are the most commonly reported symptoms. In the present case study, a 27-year-old woman with a large myxoma originating from the left ventricular free wall is studied. She had atypical complaints, mainly epigastric discomfort, nausea, vomiting, and anorexia. She was hospitalized for acute abdomen, but subsequent investigations revealed a large myxoma that fully filled the LV and severely compromised the flow of the aortic and mitral valves...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078145/thirty-years-later-evolution-of-treatment-for-acute-left-main-coronary-artery-occlusion
#15
Moshe Y Flugelman, Nissan Ben-Dov, Basheer Karkabi, Ronen Jaffe
Acute occlusion of left main coronary artery is a catastrophic event. We describe two patients with acute occlusion of the left main coronary artery treated thirty years apart. The first patient was treated in 1982 and survived the event without revascularization but developed severe heart failure. His survival was so unusual that it merited a case report at that time. The second patient was treated at the end of 2015. Early revascularization resulted in myocardial reperfusion and near normal left ventricular function...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058119/cardiogenic-shock-due-to-psychosis-induced-inverted-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-bridged-to-recovery-with-a-percutaneous-left-ventricular-assist-device
#16
Ravi Korabathina, Warren Abel, Arthur Labovitz
Inverted Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, a less common variant in the spectrum of stress-induced cardiomyopathy, is increasingly being reported. This report describes an acute psychiatric illness leading to the onset of this syndrome. The patient presented here developed cardiogenic shock but successfully recovered with the use of a percutaneous left ventricular assist device.
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058118/kink-of-subclavian-artery-mimicking-stenosis
#17
Hatice S Kemal, Aziz Gunsel, Murat Kocaoglu, Levent Cerit, Hamza Duygu
The treatment for subclavian artery stenosis includes the more common endovascular therapy rather than surgical intervention in symptomatic patients. We present a case of a 79-year-old man with coronary artery bypass graft where subclavian artery stenosis was found incidentally. In this asymptomatic case, we have merged clinical and multiple imaging modalities to secure the diagnosis and treatment plan.
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053792/primary-cardiac-lymphoma-lessons-learned-from-a-long-survivor
#18
Baljit Singh, Randy Ip, Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Rajjal, Zyad Kafri, Ayad Al-Katib, Tarik Hadid
Primary cardiac lymphoma (PCL) is a rare neoplasm that involves the heart, pericardium, or both. Patients with PCL have median survival of approximately 7 months. We report a 63-year-old woman with PCL treated with chemoimmunotherapy but relapsed 7 years later. She received automated implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (AICD) prophylactically shortly after the diagnosis. She presented with a breast recidive 7 years after initial diagnosis and died of relapsed small cell lung cancer. As many patients with PCL die early in the disease course due to life-threatening arrhythmias, preemptive implantation of AICD may improve mortality and prevent early death...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053791/late-diagnosed-left-coronary-to-the-pulmonary-artery-large-fistulae-an-interesting-and-incidental-cath-lab-finding
#19
Marcos Danillo P Oliveira, Pedro H M Craveiro de Melo, Érlon O Abreu-Silva, Fernando Barbiero Coura, Gleyson Moraes Rios, Daniel Izzet Potério
Coronary artery anomalies are congenital changes in their origin, course, and/or structure. Most of them are discovered as incidental findings during coronary angiographic studies or at autopsies. A coronary artery fistulae involve a communication between a coronary artery and a chamber of the heart or any segment of the systemic or pulmonary circulation. We present herein the case of a 67-year-old man with a recent history of exertional angina and dyspnea to usual daily activities whose coronary angiogram revealed an interesting and incidental coronary-pulmonary artery large fistulae...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003915/inflammatory-pseudotumor-originating-from-the-right-ventricular-outflow-tract
#20
Mohita Singh, Umair Khalid, Nasser Lakkis, Rashed Tabbaa
Introduction. Inflammatory pseudotumor is an uncommon entity, and its cardiac origin is exceedingly rare. Case History. A previously healthy 27-year-old man was found to have a systolic murmur during preemployment screening evaluation. A transthoracic echocardiogram revealed a 4 × 2.5 cm mass originating from the right ventricle (RV) outflow tract extending into the aortic root. A computed tomography guided biopsy confirmed an IgG4-related inflammatory pseudotumor. Patient was started on oral prednisone with subsequent reduction in mass size...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
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