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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815091/-spice-synthetic-marijuana-induced-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-case-series
#1
E Ul Haq, A Shafiq, A A Khan, A A Awan, S Ezad, W J Minteer, B Omar
Marijuana is the most widely abused "recreational" substance in the United States, with highest prevalence in young adults. It is reported to cause ischemic strokes, hepatitis, anxiety, and psychosis. Although it is associated with dose dependent tachycardia and can lead to coronary vasospasm, it has not been directly related to acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Marijuana induced coronary vasospasm can result in endothelial denudation at the site of a vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque in response to hemodynamic stressors, potentially causing an AMI...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811941/seizure-associated-takotsubo-syndrome-a-rare-combination
#2
Htay Htay Kyi, Nour Aljariri Alhesan, Sunil Upadhaya, Samer Al Hadidi
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is increasingly recognized in neurocritical care population especially in postmenopausal females. We are presenting a 61-year-old African American female with past medical history of epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and hypertension who presented with multiple episodes of seizures due to noncompliance with antiepileptic medications. She was on telemetry which showed ST alarm. Electrocardiogram (ECG) was ordered and showed ST elevation in anterolateral leads and troponins were positive...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811940/recurrent-wheezing-and-cough-caused-by-double-aortic-arch-not-asthma
#3
Qiao Zhang, Zhou Fu, Jihong Dai, Gang Geng, Wenlong Fu, Daiyin Tian
INTRODUCTION: Double aortic arch is a congenital vascular abnormality in which the connected segments and their branches course between and compress the trachea and esophagus, often resulting in invariable airway compression. CASE PRESENTATION: A 4-year-old boy with a history of recurrent wheezing was admitted to our hospital for evaluation of asthma based on his past medical history, persistent cough, wheezing, and airway hyperresponsiveness by lung function test...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804656/pneumomediastinum-and-mediastinal-hematoma-secondary-to-right-brachiocephalic-vein-thrombectomy-mimicking-stemi
#4
Prem Shukla, Prudence Dy, Rishi Raj, Sayee Sundar Alagusundaramoorthy, Noel Nivera
A 50-year-old male with a history of hemodialysis dependent chronic kidney disease presented to our emergency department with acute midsternal crushing chest pain. Patient was diagnosed with acute anterolateral wall Myocardial Infraction due to the presence of corresponding ST segment elevations in EKG and underwent emergent cardiac catheterization which revealed normal patent coronaries without any disease. He continued to have chest pain for which CT of the chest was done which revealed pneumomediastinum with mediastinal hematoma, due to the recent attempted thrombectomy for thrombus in his right brachiocephalic vein...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791184/acute-myocardial-infarction-caused-by-an-anomalous-right-coronary-artery-occlusion-presenting-with-precordial-st-elevation
#5
Bruno da Silva Matte, Alexandre Damiani Azmus
Acute coronary syndrome with precordial ST segment elevation is usually related to left anterior descending artery occlusion, although isolated right ventricular infarction has been described as a cause of ST elevation in V1-V3 leads. We present a case of a patient with previous inferior wall infarction and new acute ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) due to proximal right coronary thrombotic occlusion resulting in right ventricular infarction with precordial ST elevation and sinus node dysfunction...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28785489/fulminant-myocarditis-managed-by-extracorporeal-life-support-impella%C3%A2-cp-a-rare-case
#6
Henrik Fox, Martin Farr, Dieter Horstkotte, Christian Flottmann
BACKGROUND: Treating myocarditis can be difficult, as clear criteria for diagnosis and management are lacking for heterogeneous clinical presentations. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a case of a 49-year-old female who presented with cardiogenic shock and subsequent cardiac arrest. Extracorporeal life support was instituted, and after eight days with Impella CP the patient recovered and at six months presented with normal cardiac function. CONCLUSION: Fulminant myocarditis remains a challenging disease in daily clinical practice, not only for diagnosis, but also for treatment...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28785488/isolated-major-aortopulmonary-collateral-as-the-sole-pulmonary-blood-supply-to-an-entire-lung-segment
#7
Hannah S Kim, R Mark Grady, Shabana Shahanavaz
Congenital systemic-to-pulmonary collateral arteries or major aortopulmonary collaterals are associated with cyanotic congenital heart disease with decreased pulmonary blood flow. Though it is usually associated with congenital heart diseases, there is an increased incidence of isolated acquired aortopulmonary collaterals in premature infants with chronic lung disease. Interestingly, isolated congenital aortopulmonary collaterals can occur without any lung disease, which may cause congestive heart failure and require closure...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713599/lyme-carditis-buried-beneath-st-segment-elevations
#8
Basia Michalski, Adrian Umpierrez De Reguero
Lyme disease is caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi and is carried to human hosts by infected ticks. There are nearly 30,000 cases of Lyme disease reported to the CDC each year, with 3-4% of those cases reporting Lyme carditis. The most common manifestation of Lyme carditis is partial heart block following bacterial-induced inflammation of the conducting nodes. Here we report a 45-year-old gentleman that presented to the hospital with intense nonradiating chest pressure and tightness. Lab studies were remarkable for elevated troponins...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713598/development-of-new-deep-venous-thrombosis-while-on-apixaban
#9
Munish Sharma, Sabarina Ramanathan, Koroush Khalighi
The efficacy of novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in preventing deep venous thrombosis (DVT) has been established in large multicenter trials. Predictable pharmacokinetics, avoidance of routine laboratory monitoring, and lesser drug interactions have made NOACs safer and more tolerable treatment option in comparison to warfarin. However, cases of treatment failure mainly due to interindividual variation in plasma drug levels can be seen rarely. In this report we describe a case of acute DVT of right lower extremity in a patient who was on apixaban for prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) due to underlying nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF)...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706743/when-is-the-optimal-timing-of-surgical-intervention-for-severe-functional-tricuspid-regurgitation
#10
Nobuhiro Nakanishi, Masanobu Ishii, Koichi Kaikita, Ken Okamoto, Yasuhiro Izumiya, Eiichiro Yamamoto, Seiji Takashio, Seiji Hokimoto, Toshihiro Fukui, Kenichi Tsujita
Functional tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is a serious pathology to be noted for severe right heart failure (HF) and poor prognosis; however, the conventional assessment of TR has some limitations and the optimal timing of surgical intervention remains unclear. A 79-year-old Japanese female was admitted to our hospital to undergo cardiac surgery, because edema gradually got worse despite the increase in diuretics. She had a history of atrial fibrillation (AF) and chronic HF due to severe TR and had been treated with a furosemide for leg edema 4 years ago...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706742/pulmonary-hemorrhage-following-edge-to-edge-mitral-valve-repair
#11
Mirna B Ayache, Myttle A Mayuga, Chantal ElAmm, Guilherme Attizzani, Jordan Kazakov
Mitral valve repair with the MitraClip device has emerged as an effective treatment option for patients with severe mitral regurgitation and contraindications for surgical interventions. While the procedure is not known to cause pulmonary complications, we describe two cases of pulmonary hemorrhage following percutaneous mitral valve repair. The patients did well with supportive care and reinitiation of anticlotting agents was well tolerated after resolution of bleeding.
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656113/cardiac-dysrhythmias-and-neurological-dysregulation-manifestations-of-profound-hypomagnesemia
#12
Sagger Mawri, Edward Gildeh, Namita Joseph, Bobak Rabbani, Bryan Zweig
Magnesium is the second most common intracellular cation and serves as an important metabolic cofactor to over 300 enzymatic reactions throughout the human body. Among its various roles, magnesium modulates calcium entry and release from sarcoplasmic reticulum and regulates ATP pumps in myocytes and neurons, thereby regulating cardiac and neuronal excitability. Therefore, deficiency of this essential mineral may result in serious cardiovascular and neurologic derangements. In this case, we present the clinical course of a 76-year-old woman who presented with marked cardiac and neurological signs and symptoms which developed as a result of severe hypomagnesemia...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638664/torsade-de-pointes-induced-by-hypokalemia-from-imipenem-and-piperacillin
#13
Varun Kumar, Sandeep Khosla, Monica Stancu
Imipenem-cilastatin and piperacillin-tazobactam are two antibiotics with broad antimicrobial coverage. Besides the many well established adverse effects of these drugs, there have been few case reports of hypokalemia. Here we present an interesting case of resistant hypokalemia caused by these drugs leading to Torsades de Pointes which has never been reported in the past. Hypokalemia resolved with discontinuation of piperacillin.
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634555/a-rare-case-of-pneumopericardium-in-the-setting-of-tuberculous-constrictive-pericarditis
#14
Lauro L Abrahan Iv, Stephanie Martha O Obillos, Jaime Alfonso M Aherrera, Jose Donato A Magno, Celia Catherine C Uy-Agbayani, Ulysses King G Gopez, Jobelle Joyce Anne R Baldonado
A 28-year-old Filipino male was admitted due to high-grade fevers and dyspnea on a background of chronic cough and weight loss. Due to clinical and echocardiographic signs of cardiac tamponade, emergency pericardiocentesis was performed on his first hospital day. Five days after, chest radiographs showed new pockets of radiolucency within the cardiac shadow, indicative of pneumopericardium. On repeat echo, air microbubbles admixed with loculated effusion were visualized in the anterior pericardial space. Constrictive physiology was also supported by a thickened pericardium, septal bounce, exaggerated respiratory variation in AV valve inflow, and IVC plethora...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634554/false-positive-transit-time-flowmetry-graft-failure-in-multivessel-coronary-spasm-following-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
#15
George Kassimis, George Krasopoulos
Intraoperative Transit Time Flowmetry is currently recommended to assess graft patency during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), especially in presence of haemodynamic instability or inability to wean the patient from cardiopulmonary bypass, new regional wall motion abnormalities, or significant ventricular arrhythmias. The VeriQ™ system is one of the currently available systems, which detects imperfections that may be corrected by graft revision. In this case report, multivessel coronary spasm (CS) post-CABG interferes with these intraoperative parameters misleading initially into false results...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634553/acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-with-infective-endocarditis-presented-with-unusual-intracardiac-mass
#16
Ali Sadeghpour Tabaei, Leili Koochakzadeh, Mohammadrafie Khorgami, Sepehr Sadeghpour Tabaei
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a systemic disease that is presented with different symptoms and signs. Cardiac manifestation is rare in ALL, but it is very important and needs appropriate management. It usually presents as leukemic myocardial infiltration and in the presence of cardiac mass comprehensive evaluation for other etiologies is mandatory. We reported on a 6-year-old boy in remission phase of ALL and large cardiac mass in the right atrium with obscure early symptoms and signs, in whom infective endocarditis (IE) was diagnosed and appropriate medical treatment was performed...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620551/mitochondrial-cardiomyopathy-presenting-as-dilated-phase-of-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-diagnosed-with-histological-and-genetic-analyses
#17
Toshiki Kuno, Syohei Imaeda, Yohei Asakawa, Hiroshi Nakamura, Genzou Takemura, Daisuke Asahara, Akira Kanamori, Tomoyuki Kabutoya, Yohei Numasawa
We report a case with 46-year-old man diagnosed with mitochondrial cardiomyopathy in the dilated phase of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Since cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, beta-methyl-p-(123)I-iodophenyl-pentadecanoic myocardial scintigraphy, and positron emission tomography/computed tomography revealed no remarkable findings, we performed electron microscopic examination, which aided in diagnosing mitochondrial cardiomyopathy. Muscle biopsy was also compatible with mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes and DNA analysis also concluded it...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611926/aneurysm-of-the-pulmonary-artery-in-fallot-s-tetralogy
#18
Kawtar Afrikh, Loua Hattach, Nadia Fellat, Mustapha El Bakkali, Halima Benjelloun
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary artery aneurysms are a rare entity. Etiologies of these findings are multiple, but they are exceptionally associated with Fallot's Tetralogy. In this study, we present an unusual case of an important aneurysm of the left pulmonary artery associated with Fallot's Tetralogy disease. CASE PRESENTATION: A 30-year-old woman has been admitted for dyspnea and cyanosis. The data which had been obtained from echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, and angio-magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) suggested the existence of an important aneurysm of the left pulmonary artery associated with a regular Fallot's disease with a pulmonic stenosis...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607778/saphenovenous-graft-aneurysm-a-rare-complication-of-cabg
#19
James Thomas Connell
Saphenovenous graft aneurysm is a rare complication of coronary artery bypass grafts that is likely underdiagnosed. It is typically asymptomatic, slow growing, and often diagnosed incidentally on angiography or following catastrophic rupture. There is no consensus on best management but PCI and surgery appear to have more favourable mortality outcomes relative to conservative management. We present the case of a 48-year-old male with a cardiovascular risk profile hallmarked by diabetes mellitus, end stage renal failure, recalcitrant hyperlipidaemia, and IHD previously treated with CABG...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607777/type-a-quadricuspid-aortic-valve-infective-endocarditis-complicated-by-multiple-aortocardiac-fistulae-case-report-and-brief-literature-review
#20
Amine Ghalem, Mohammed Bachrif, Anass Hbali, Mostapha Beghi, Nabila Ismaili, Noha El Ouafi
Aortocardiac fistulae (ACF) are exceptionally due to infective endocarditis; they are usually congenital, posttraumatic, or complicate aortic dissection. In infective endocarditis setting, their presence should prompt urgent surgery as patients can deteriorate rapidly. We report the case of a 78-year-old female patient with the first ever reported quadricuspid aortic valve infective endocarditis complicated by multiple aortocardiac fistulae. Additionally, we provide a brief review of ACF, in infective endocarditis and quadricuspid aortic valve...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
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