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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644280/atypical-cardioversion-in-unstable-arrhythmia-caused-by-clavicle-surgery
#1
Stefan Bushuven, Ronny Langenhan
We report on a 54-year old male with traumatic brain injury, flail chest and floating shoulder undergoing intramedullary stabilization of a midshaft clavicle fracture in beach chair position. Intraoperatively the patient developed instable atrial fibrillation triggered by implantation of intramedullary nail. Secondary this case shows feasibility of cardioversion in latero-lateral electrode-position due to inaccessible standard positions and patient fixation between the operation table and the X-ray apparatus...
December 2017: Trauma Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644263/treatment-for-unstable-pulmonary-sequestration-injury-in-patient-with-severe-blunt-trauma-a-case-report
#2
Sakiko Hiraki, Yohei Okada, Yusuke Arai, Wataru Ishii, Ryoji Iiduka
Case: Pulmonary sequestration is a congenital malformation characterized by nonfunctioning tissue not communicating with the tracheobronchial tree. As the blood pressure in the artery feeding the sequestrated lung tissue is higher than that in the normal pulmonary artery, the risk of massive hemorrhage in pulmonary sequestration is high. We herein present the first case of a severe blunt trauma patient with unstable pulmonary sequestration injury. Outcome and conclusion: The mechanism of pulmonary sequestration injury is vastly different than that of injury to normal lung...
August 2017: Trauma Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617508/the-role-of-heart-team-approach-in-penetrating-cardiac-trauma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#3
Marzia Cottini, Amedeo Pergolini, Federico Ranocchi, Francesco Musumeci
Penetrating cardiac trauma has been increasing in clinical experience and is joined to important morbidity and mortality. A case of a 38-year-old female with history of postpartum depression was reported, admitted to our department for cardiac tamponade due to penetrating self-inflicted multiple stab wound of the chest complicated by rupture of anterior left ventricular wall and traumatic ventricular septal defect. Following the unstable hemodynamic instability, a combined therapeutic strategy was chosen: surgery and transcatheter implantation to correct free wall ventricle damage and traumatic ventricular septal defect, respectively...
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543035/guideline-adherence-regarding-critical-time-intervals-in-the-german-chest-pain-unit-registry
#4
Mehrshad Vafaie, Matthias Hochadel, Thomas Münzel, Birgit Hailer, Burghard Schumacher, Gerd Heusch, Thomas Voigtländer, Harald Mudra, Michael Haude, Sebastian Barth, Claus Schmitt, Harald Darius, Lars S Maier, Hugo A Katus, Jochen Senges, Evangelos Giannitsis
BACKGROUND: Since 2008, the German Cardiac Society certified 256 Chest Pain Units (CPUs). Little is known about adherence to recommended performance measures in patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) presenting to CPUs. We investigated guideline-adherence regarding critical time intervals and selected performance measures in German Chest Pain Units. METHODS: From 2008 to 2014, 23,804 consecutive patients with suspected ACS were prospectively enrolled in the Chest Pain Unit registry of the German Cardiac Society...
March 1, 2018: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536821/central-venous-catheterization-induced-right-brachiocephalic-vein-pseudoaneurysm-successfully-treated-with-stent-assisted-coiling
#5
Sun-Ju Choi, Young Woo Do, Tak-Hyuk Oh, Hoseok Lee, Hyejin Cheon, Jae-Kwang Lim, Sang Yub Lee
INTRODUCTION: Central venous catheterization-induced central vein pseudoaneurysm is rare. Several treatment options have been recommended. We describe a case of central venous catheterization-induced right brachiocephalic vein pseudoaneurysm successfully treated with an uncovered self-expandable stent-assisted coil embolization and discuss the imaging findings, treatment strategy, and review of literature associated with thoracic venous pseudoaneurysm. CASE REPORT: A 77-year-old woman was referred to our trauma center to undergo treatment for central venous catheterization-induced central vein pseudoaneurysm...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29520510/variant-angina-and-aborted-sudden-cardiac-death
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REVIEW
Amartya Kundu, Aditya Vaze, Partha Sardar, Ahmed Nagy, Wilbert S Aronow, Naomi F Botkin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Variant angina, which is characterized by recurrent chest pain and transient ECG changes along with angiographic evidence of coronary artery spasm, generally has a favorable prognosis. However, episodes of ischemia caused by vasospasm may lead to potentially life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias and cardiac arrest, even in patients with no history of prior cardiac disease. This review describes the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical spectrum, and management of variant angina, as well as outcomes in patients who present with aborted sudden cardiac death (ASCD)...
March 8, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514584/unstable-angina-in-the-era-of-high-sensitivity-troponin-testing-a-genuine-entity-and-a-cautionary-tale
#7
Thomas Krysztofiak, John Byrne
High-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays have emerged as a powerful tool in the management of patients presenting acutely to hospital with suspected cardiac chest pain. Recent guidelines emphasize the reassurance offered by low troponin concentrations early after admission. We describe a patient with known coronary artery disease, who presented with a classical history of recurrent myocardial ischaemia. High-sensitivity cardiac Troponin-I concentrations remained in the low-normal sex-specific reference range, despite serial testing on the day of admission, and despite recurrent pain with dynamic ECG changes...
January 1, 2018: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502085/prevalence-of-coronary-artery-calcification-in-a-non-specific-chest-pain-population-in-emergency-and-cardiology-departments-compared-with-the-background-population-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-southern-denmark-with-12-month-follow-up-of-cardiac-endpoints
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Nivethitha Ilangkovan, Christian Backer Mogensen, Hans Mickley, Annmarie Touborg Lassen, Jess Lambrechtsen, Niels Peter Ronnow Sand, Rasmus Albiniussen, Jørgen Byg, Flemming Hald Steffensen, Mette Hjortdal Grønhøj, Axel Diederichsen
OBJECTIVES: To examine and compare the prevalence of coronary artery calcification (CAC) and the frequency of cardiac events in a background population and a cohort of patients with non-specific chest pain (NSCP) who present to an emergency or cardiology department and are discharged without an obvious reason for their symptom. DESIGN: A double-blinded, prospective, observational cohort study that measures both CT-determined CAC scores and cardiac events after 1 year of follow-up...
March 3, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29496081/the-endovascular-management-of-neurofibromatosis-associated-aneurysms-a-systematic-review
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David Bargiela, Misha M Verkerk, Ian Wee, Kiera Welman, Eugene Ng, Andrew M T L Choong
BACKGROUND: Neurofibroblastoma (NF) or Von Recklinghausen disease, is an autosomal dominant disorder affecting one in 3000 individuals. Cardinal features of NF include multiple café-au-lait macules, benign neurofibromas, and iris hamartomas. Albeit less common, vascular lesions of medium and large-sized arteries and veins are a well-recognized complication, which can lead to fatal consequences such as rupture. METHOD: A systematic review was conducted as per the Preferred Reporting Instructions for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis (PRISMA) guidelines utilizing PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases...
March 2018: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490047/reoperation-7-years-after-sternal-reconstruction-with-a-porcine-acellular-dermal-matrix
#10
Vishal N Shah, Oleg Orlov, Ryan Hoffman, Konstadinos Plestis
The number of chest wall reconstructions with a biologic mesh is increasing, but its long-term durability is unproven. A 73-year-old man underwent a complex sternal reconstruction 7 years ago with porcine acellular dermal matrix after postoperative repair of his ruptured right ventricle after coronary artery bypass grafting. He recently presented with unstable angina. Cardiac catheterization showed occluded saphenous vein grafts, and the patient required repeat coronary artery bypass grafting. Upon re-entry into the chest, the mesh was completely incorporated into the surrounding tissues and maintained long-term durability...
February 26, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429475/-osteosynthesis-of-rib-fractures-unstable-chest-wall-pseudoarthroses-and-acquired-defects-of-the-chest-wall
#11
Kirsten Neckelmann, Rikke Hagelberg
Several patients suffer from rib fractures after traumas, and in severe cases it can be life-threatening. Until recently, attempts to perform surgical fixation in patients with instability have been unsuccessful. Chronic non-union causes persistent pain, disability and loss of quality of life. Implementation of surgical stabilization of rib fractures with tailored plates seems to improve pain relief, especially in cases of non-union but also in patients with instability of the chest wall after severe traumas, where advanced pain treatment (epidural catheter) is insufficient or weaning off fails...
February 5, 2018: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411245/single-coronary-artery-anomaly-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#12
Ayman Elbadawi, Basarat Baig, Islam Y Elgendy, Erfan Alotaki, Ahmed H Mohamed, Kirolos Barssoum, David Fries, Muhammad Khan, Rami N Khouzam
INTRODUCTION: Single coronary artery is a rare anomaly, which is usually associated with other cardiac congenital abnormalities. CASE REPORT: A 56-year-old female presented with unstable angina. The patient reported complaints of typical chest pain on exertion few months prior to presentation, which progressed to become at rest. The pain was associated palpitations and dizziness. Past medical history was significant for hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Vital signs were stable...
February 6, 2018: Cardiology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390466/iatrogenic-acute-aortic-dissection-induced-by-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grifting-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Jiachen Li, Xinliang Guan, Ming Gong, Xiaolong Wang, Hongjia Zhang
RATIONALE: Iatrogenic acute aortic dissection (IAAD) induced by cardiac surgery is a fatal complication, with 0.04% of therapeutic procedures and worse outcomes than spontaneous aortic dissection. PATIENTS CONCERNS: A 64-year-old male complaining of intermittent chest tightness for 4 years received an off-pump coronary artery bypass grifting (OPCABG) and IAAD was found during surgery. DIAGNOSIS: Unstable angina, coronary artery triple vessel lesion, IAAD...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29367383/understanding-pulmonary-stress-strain-relationships-in-severe-ards-and-its-implications-for-designing-a-safer-approach-to-setting-the-ventilator
#14
REVIEW
Rolf D Hubmayr, Richard H Kallet
This review describes the current understanding of the lungs' response to deforming stress under conditions of both normal physiology and acute lung injury. Several limiting assumptions are needed to infer lung parenchymal stress and strain from airway pressure, volume, and flow data from mechanically ventilated patients with injured lungs. These assumptions include the effects of the chest wall on lung-surface pressure, its topographical distribution, and the effects of non-uniform tissue properties on local parenchymal stresses...
February 2018: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330983/ultrasound-and-supine-chest-radiograph-in-road-traffic-accident-patients-a-reliable-and-convenient-way-to-diagnose-pleural-effusion
#15
Uzma Mumtaz, Zainab Zahur, Muhammad Ali Raza, Madiha Mumtaz
BACKGROUND: Portable bed side ultrasound and supine chest radiograph of 80 traumatic patients excluding very clinically unstable patients who subsequently underwent CT scan chest was done for traumatic effusion showing that ultrasound had a higher sensitivity than CXR, 88.23% and 77.94%, respectively, and a similar specificity of 100% and 100%, respectively. Objective of the study is to compare the diagnostic accuracy of high resolution ultrasound and supine chest x-ray in detection of pleural effusion in road traffic accident patients keeping plain CT chest as gold standard...
October 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322167/use-of-high-risk-coronary-atherosclerotic-plaque-detection-for-risk-stratification-of-patients-with-stable-chest-pain-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-promise-randomized-clinical-trial
#16
Maros Ferencik, Thomas Mayrhofer, Daniel O Bittner, Hamed Emami, Stefan B Puchner, Michael T Lu, Nandini M Meyersohn, Alexander V Ivanov, Elizabeth C Adami, Manesh R Patel, Daniel B Mark, James E Udelson, Kerry L Lee, Pamela S Douglas, Udo Hoffmann
Importance: Coronary computed tomographic angiography (coronary CTA) can characterize coronary artery disease, including high-risk plaque. A noninvasive method of identifying high-risk plaque before major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) could provide practice-changing optimizations in coronary artery disease care. Objective: To determine whether high-risk plaque detected by coronary CTA was associated with incident MACE independently of significant stenosis (SS) and cardiovascular risk factors...
February 1, 2018: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321430/new-onset-takayasu-s-arteritis-as-acute-myocardial-infarction
#17
Yusuke Ishiyama, Kazuo Eguchi, Katsuaki Yokota, Tomokazu Ikemoto, Kazuomi Kario
We herein report the case of a 25-year-old Japanese woman with left-main-trunk acute myocardial infarction (LMT-AMI). She had cardiogenic shock, so emergency percutaneous intervention was performed. Intravascular ultrasound of LMT-AMI showed that the three-layered structure of the intima, tunica media, and adventitia was not clearly visible, and the vessel was concentrically thickened; unstable plaque and calcification were not seen. AMI is rarely seen in young women, but Takayasu's arteritis is one major cause...
January 11, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310353/complex-pelvic-ring-injuries-associated-with-floating-knee-in-a-poly-trauma-patient-a-case-report
#18
Yuebin Zhou, Honggang Guo, Zhiwei Cai, Yuan Zhang
RATIONALE: Complex pelvic ring fracture associated with floating knee is comparatively rare which usually results from high-energy trauma including vehicle-related accidence, falls from height, and earthquake-related injury. To our knowledge, few literatures have documented such injuries in the individual patient. Management of both injuries present challenges for surgical management and postoperative care. The purpose of this study is to prove the feasibility and benefits of damage control orthopedics (DCO)...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303132/surgical-decompression-for-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-in-a-tertiary-center
#19
O A Ojo, E O Poluyi, B S Owolabi, O O Kanu, M O Popoola
BACKGROUND: There are controversies regarding the importance and timing of spinal cord decompression following trauma. Documented evidence shows that early decompression in the setting of acute spinal cord injury (SCI) improves neurologic outcomes. Our objective was to evaluate the outcome of posttraumatic spinal cord decompression with or without spinal stabilization in our region. METHODOLOGY: We performed a cross-sectional study on adult patients who presented with acute spinal cord compression of traumatic etiology within a 2-year period...
November 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275346/clinical-features-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-acute-non-specific-chest-pain-in-emergency-and-cardiology-departments-after-the-introduction-of-high-sensitivity-troponins-a-prospective-cohort-study
#20
Nivethitha Ilangkovan, Hans Mickley, Axel Diederichsen, Annmarie Lassen, Thomas L Sørensen, Hussam Mahmoud Sheta, Peter B Stæhr, Christian Backer Mogensen
OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence of clinical, cardiac-related endpoints and mortality among patients presenting to an emergency or cardiology department with non-specific chest pain (NSCP), and who receive testing with a high-sensitivity troponin. A second objective was to identify risk factors for the above-noted endpoints during 12 months of follow-up. DESIGN: A prospective multicentre study. SETTING: Emergency and cardiology departments in Southern Denmark...
December 22, 2017: BMJ Open
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