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Shpend Idrizi, Ivan Milev, Planinka Zafirovska, Goce Tosheski, Zan Zimbakov, Vilma Ampova-Sokolov, Tanja Angjuseva, Zan Mitrev
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous pulmonary valvuloplasty is well established treatment of choice in pulmonary valve stenosis. AIM: The aim of our study was to present our experience with the interventional technique, its immediate and mid-term effectiveness as well as its complication rate. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 43 patients, where 33 (74%) of them were children between the age of 1 month and 15 years. RESULTS: The procedure was successful in 38 patients or 90%...
September 15, 2015: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
José Sebastián Villalón-López, Marco Vinicio Alonso-Briones, Rosalía Souto-Del Bosque, Teresa López-Gaytán
BACKGROUND: the pericardiocenthesis is indicated as treatment of cardiac tamponade. The prevention of recurrences can be achieve by pericardial instillation of sclerosing agents, radionuclide agents as well as external beam radiotherapy that had given good results in radiosensitivity tumors. Pericardial window, pleuropericardiotomy, pericardiectomie and percutaneous pericardiotomie, are used when the pericardiocenthesis cannot be carried out. CLINICAL CASE: a female patient, 34 years with cardiac tamponade was attended in the emergency room due to hemopericardium and pericardial metastases of unknown primary tumor...
September 2012: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
Soheila Zareifar, Sirous Cheriki, Maral Namdari, Mohammadreza Farahmandfar, Ahmad Jannati
BACKGROUND: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common malignancy diagnosed in children. Extramedullary leukemia including hepatosplenomegaly, lymphadenopathy, and mediastinal mass are the clinical presentations of T-cell ALL. Pericardial effusion and atrial mass are rare presentations of pediatric leukemia. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 15-year-old girl with T-cell ALL, who presented initially with pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade and subsequently developed right atrial mass...
March 2012: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Gur Mainzer, Irina Zaidman, Ihab Hatib, Avraham Lorber
Intrapericardial corticosteroid therapy for pericardial effusion is an uncommon practice. We had an initial experience with this therapeutic measure but this was our first attempt in the context of malignant diseases and paraneoplastic syndrome. A patient with relapsed Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and recurrent pericardial effusion presented. She had been treated by pericardiocenthesis and systemic corticosteroids on two occasions. Following the second pericardiocenthesis and pericardial drainage, methylprednisolone was injected into the pericardium prior to withdrawal of the draining catheter...
December 2011: Hematological Oncology
Ralf E Harskamp, Jacobus J Meuzelaar
BACKGROUND: Cardiac tamponade, characterized by inflow obstruction of the heart chambers by extracardiac compression, is a potentially lethal complication following cardiac surgery. CASE REPORT: We present a case of recurrent cardiac tamponade following valve surgery. At first presentation, diagnosis was delayed because of atypical symptoms and the absence of accumulated pericardial fluid on the transthoracic echocardiogram. After succesful treatment, tamponade reoccurred with typical clinical and echocardiographic features...
October 2010: Acta Cardiologica
Yanai Ben-Gal, Giora Weisz, Michael B Collins, Philippe Genereux, George D Dangas, Paul S Teirstein, Varinder P Singh, LeRoy E Rabbani, Susheel K Kodali, Warren Sherman, Martin B Leon, Jeffrey W Moses
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the outcome of patients with coronary perforations who were treated with the dual catheter approach. BACKGROUND: Coronary artery perforation is a grave complication of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with high mortality and morbidity. Treating a coronary artery perforation with two catheters through dual access enables a rapid delivery of covered stent or coils to the vessel, without losing control of the perforation site. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients who had a severe coronary perforation during a PCI in our center, and compared outcomes of patients treated with the dual versus the traditional single guiding catheter approach...
April 1, 2010: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
João Cláudio Barroso Pereira
It is a case report of young female that had diagnostic criteria of Systemic Lupus Erithematosus in activity, according American Rheumatology Association. The patient had fever, anemia, arthritis, cellular casts, positive LE cells, positive antinuclear antibody. She has evolved to bilateral pleural effusion and pericardic effusion that both have been initially attributed to lupus. Due to she has also maintained low fever, sudoresis, loss of weight and a persistent serositis, a thoracocenthesis with pleural biopsy has been done and the result of it has revealed granulomatous chronic pleuritis, diagnosticing pleural tuberculosis...
July 2009: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
D Azzouz, H Sahli, M Hakim, E Cheour, M Elleuch, N Meddeb, S Sellami
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular involvement in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is increasingly observed and may be associated with the severity of rheumatoid arthritis. It is dominated by heart ischemic diseases related to atherosclerosis. Specific rheumatoid heart disease is commonly asymptomatic and found at autopsy or by echocardiography. Pericarditis is the commonest cardiac complication of RA. It is rarely clinically apparent and pericardial tamponade is exceptional. CASE REPORT: Herein, we report an unusual case of a 53-year-old female patient with a six-year history of seropositive and erosive rheumatoid arthritis who had developed a pericarditis complicated with tamponade resolved by pericardiocenthesis and high dose systemic steroids...
April 2008: La Revue de Médecine Interne
G Dialetto, F E Covino, A Caruso, M Cotrufo
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April 1999: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
B Longo-Mbenza, K Tonduangu, K V Seghers, D Mubagwa
The number of cases with pericardial disease has been increasing in Africa and particularly in Zäire, after AIDS was defined. To investigate a possible link between HIV infection and risen incidence of pericardial effusions, 64 patients randomly selected (32 HIV carriers and 32 HIV-seronegative as controls), with suspected pericardial disease were studied in a longitudinal trial from January 1991 to December 1994. Central and accessory cells of immune system were measured in conjunction with blood screening, electrocardiogram (ECG), chest X-ray and cardiac ultrasound...
October 1997: Archives des Maladies du Coeur et des Vaisseaux
S Watemberg, R Avrahami, O Landau, I Kott
Chest trauma can be complicated, among others, with cardiac tamponade. This life-threatening condition should be treated promptly and adequately to assure a positive outcome. During the rapid events that take place in the emergency room with the arrival of a polytrauma patient, anamnestic data are not always available, especially if dealing with a non-cooperative, unaccompained traumatized patient. The following case report describes our experience with a chest trauma patient after a vehicle accident, who was admitted to our ward exhibiting a constellation of signs compatible with a cardiac tamponade...
October 1997: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Y Ono, K Fukui, M Munakata, R Hatanaka, Y Sudo, S Suzuki
A 80-year-old woman underwent emergency operation for a type A early thrombosed aortic dissection associated with cardiac tamponade. Her preoperative chest CT (not enhanced) showed high density area in the false lumen that indicated early thrombosis and the projection of true lumen at antero-left-lateral portion of ascending aorta that means "ulcer-like projection" called on aortogram. After the relief of the cardiac tamponade by pericardiocenthesis, we emergently performed the graft replacement of the ascending aorta under the extracorporeal circulation combined with selective cerebral perfusion...
June 1996: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
W J Morshuis, R B Tanke, H J van de Wal, J O Barentsz, L K Lacquet
Acute purulent pericarditis in children is usually fatal, if not recognized and adequately treated. The history of three children with acute purulent pericarditis is presented. In every septic child who presents with signs of right heart decompensation, acute purulent pericarditis should be seriously considered. Echocardiography is essential for the diagnosis. If possible, diagnostic pericardiocenthesis should be performed. Experience of the last years suggests that excellent results can be obtained when adequate surgical drainage and antibiotic therapy are combined...
February 1991: Tijdschrift Voor Kindergeneeskunde
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