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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147152/pulmonary-stenosis-caused-by-ductus-arteriosus-aneurysm-a-case-report
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Yasushi Tashima, Naoyuki Kimura, Koichi Tamai, Kenichiro Sato, Koichi Yuri, Harunobu Matsumoto, Atsushi Yamaguchi, Hideo Adachi, Toshiyuki Kobinata
A 76-year-old woman with a 2-week history of dyspnea on exertion was admitted to our hospital. A computed tomography scan showed a 70-mm diameter aortic arch aneurysm containing a large thrombus that was compressing the pulmonary artery. Echocardiography showed severe pulmonary stenosis and no shunt flow. Operative findings revealed an aneurysmal thrombus protruding into the lumen of the pulmonary artery through a foramen. A ductus arteriosus aneurysm was diagnosed. After the thrombus removal, arch replacement and ductus closure with a prosthetic patch were performed...
September 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145233/prospective-evaluation-of-the-feasibility-safety-and-efficacy-of-cocoon-duct-occluder-for-transcatheter-closure-of-large-patent-ductus-arteriosus-a-single-center-study-with-short-and-medium-term-follow-up-results
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Santosh Kumar Sinha, Mahmadula Razi, Rama Niwas Pandey, Prakash Kumar, Vinay Krishna, Mukesh Jitendra Jha, Vikas Mishra, Mohammad Asif, Nasar Abdali, Pradyot Tewari, Ramesh Thakur, Umeshwar Pandey, Chandra Mohan Varma
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of a novel Cocoon Duct Occluder device for the transcatheter closure (TCC) of large patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). METHODS: In this prospective, non-randomized study, consecutive patients with large PDA (narrowest diameter: ≥3.5/4.0 mm in symptomatic/asymptomatic patients, respectively), who underwent TCC with Cocoon Duct Occluder at our institute between November, 2012 and June, 2016 were examined...
November 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142816/unilateral-pulmonary-edema-in-a-patient-with-worsening-tricuspid-valve-regurgitation-a-secret-inside-pulmonary-veins
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Elvira Resciniti, Ilaria Caso, Iside Scarfò, Giuseppe Di Pasquale, Giovanni La Canna
We present the case of a 69-year-old patient who was referred to the Department of Echocardiography for surgical treatment of severe tricuspid valve regurgitation (TVR) with advanced congestive heart failure. In 2013 the patient underwent unsuccessful percutaneous ablation for permanent atrial fibrillation. In 2015, following numerous episodes of atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure with left pleural effusion, the patient was admitted to another center. A transthoracic echocardiogram showed severe TVR and moderate precapillary pulmonary hypertension, confirmed at right cardiac catheterization...
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139033/relationship-between-airflow-obstruction-and-coronary-atherosclerosis-in-asymptomatic-individuals-evaluation-by-coronary-ct-angiography
#4
Jin-Jin Kim, Dong-Bin Kim, Sung-Won Jang, Eun Joo Cho, Kiyuk Chang, Sang Hong Baek, Ho-Joong Youn, Wook Sung Chung, Ki-Bae Seung, Tai-Ho Rho, Jung Im Jung, Byung-Hee Hwang
Airflow obstruction is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However, the causal mechanisms linking airflow obstruction with higher incidence of cardiovascular events remain elusive. We evaluated the relationship between airflow obstruction, a key feature of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and prevalence, extent, and severity of coronary atherosclerosis in a large cohort of asymptomatic subjects. Participants were recruited from those undergoing spirometry and coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) as part of a general health evaluation from March 2009 to February 2011...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131284/usefulness-of-cutting-balloon-angioplasty-for-the-treatment-of-congenital-heart-defects
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Jacek Kusa, Magdalena Mazurak, Agnieszka Skierska, Leslaw Szydlowski, Pawel Czesniewicz, Lukasz Manka
BACKGROUND: Patients with complex congenital heart defects may have different hemodynamic problems which require a variety of interventional procedures including angioplasty which involves using high-pressure balloons. After failure of conventional balloon angioplasty cutting balloon angioplasty is the next treatment option available. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of cutting balloon angioplasty in children with different types of congenital heart defects...
November 13, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127709/pulmonary-damage-following-right-ventricular-outflow-tachycardia-ablation-in-a-child-when-electroanatomical-mapping-isn-t-good-enough
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Neha Bansal, Daisuke Kobayashi, Peter P Karpawich
A 14-year-old female was referred for severe pulmonary valve insufficiency after undergoing radiofrequency ablation for a right ventricular outflow tract tachycardia that originated in the proximal pulmonary artery at 10 years of age. Clinical records indicated that ablation was guided solely by electrograms and electroanatomical mapping. Due to myocardial tissue extensions, mapping failed to identify the level of the pulmonary valve annulus, which resulted in delivery of energy on the valve proper and into the pulmonary artery...
November 11, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124006/selective-pulmonary-artery-occlusion-to-treat-hemoptysis-associated-with-pulmonary-venous-obstruction
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Melissa S W Yamauchi, Mary Hunt Martin, Harlan R Muntz, Ronald W Day
Hemoptysis may occur in patients with pulmonary venous obstruction and prominent decompressing vessels in the airways adjacent to the affected pulmonary veins. The options for treatment of hemoptysis are limited, particularly when efforts to alleviate pulmonary venous obstruction have failed. Here we describe a patient with hemoptysis associated with stenosis of the central left upper pulmonary vein and occlusion of the central left lower pulmonary vein. The left upper pulmonary vein was dilated with balloon catheters and a vascular plug was placed in the left lower pulmonary artery...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122894/dyspnoea-in-lupus
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Jeremy Fleri Soler, Andrew Borg, Cecilia Mercieca
A 32-year-old woman suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus presented with a 6-week history of progressive dyspnoea and pleuritic chest pain. Examination was normal apart from reduced air entry at the lung bases.Arterial blood gases showed hypoxaemia and chest X-ray revealed raised hemidiaphragms without any pleural effusions. Lung function showed a restrictive pathology while high-resolution chest CT and CT pulmonary angiogram were negative. Echocardiography showed normal ventricular diameters and no pericardial effusion...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119033/the-utility-of-mri-in-the-diagnosis-of-takayasu-arteritis
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Marian Gaballah, Rachelle Goldfisher, John B Amodio
Takayasu Arteritis (TA) is an inflammatory disorder involving the thoracoabdominal aorta and its branches and the pulmonary arteries, with eventual vascular stenosis, occlusion, or aneurysm formation. Conventional angiography has been the reference imaging standard for diagnosis of TA. The purpose of this case report is to demonstrate the utility of MR imaging and MR angiography in the diagnosis of Takayasu Arteritis in a pediatric patient. The patient is a 15-year-old female patient presenting with anemia, hypertension, and acute kidney injury...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118803/multimodal-therapy-for-non-superacute-vertebral-basilar-artery-occlusion
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Xiongjun He, Liang Zhang, Juan Yang, Hui Zheng, Kaifeng Li, Yajie Liu
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of multimodal therapy for patients with non-superacute vertebral basilar artery occlusion. Method: We performed a retrospective analysis of multimodal therapy for patients with vertebral basilar artery occlusion. All patients who were beyond the time window to receive intravenous thrombolysis and who had deterioration of symptoms after drug treatment received small-balloon dilatation of the occlusive artery to estimate vascular occlusion aetiology...
October 2017: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115016/pulmonary-hypertension-in-stiff-left-atrial-syndrome-pathogenesis-and-treatment-in-one
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Micha T Maeder, Reto Nägele, Philipp Rohner, Daniel Weilenmann
We present the rare case of a patient with pulmonary hypertension in the context of the stiff left atrial syndrome after extensive catheter ablation, a unique constellation characterized by high pulmonary artery and pulmonary artery wedge pressures due to left atrial dysfunction but normal left ventricular end-diastolic pressure, normal mitral valve, and absence pulmonary vein stenosis. This patient was surprisingly oligosymptomatic, however, which may have been due to a persistent post-puncture atrial septal defect, which may have allowed for controlled left atrial decompression, which is in line with the novel concept of the catheter-based creation of an intracardiac shunt as a treatment for heart failure...
November 8, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114917/pulmonary-arterial-pressure-detects-functional-mitral-stenosis-after-annuloplasty-for-primary-mitral-regurgitation-an-exercise-stress-echocardiographic-study
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Niloufar Samiei, Marzieh Tajmirriahi, Ali Rafati, Yeganeh Pasebani, Yousef Rezaei, Saeid Hosseini
INTRODUCTION: The restrictive mitral valve annuloplasty (RMA) is the treatment of choice for degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR), but postoperative functional mitral stenosis remains a matter of debate. In this study, we sought to determine the impact of mitral stenosis on the functional capacity of patients. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, 32 patients with degenerative MR who underwent RMA using a complete ring were evaluated. All participants performed treadmill exercise test and underwent echocardiographic examinations before and after exercise...
November 8, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104738/clinical-outcomes-of-tricuspid-valve-repair-accompanying-left-sided-heart-disease
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Kasra Azarnoush, Ahmad S Nadeemy, Bruno Pereira, Massoud A Leesar, Céline Lambert, Alaa Azhari, Vedat Eljezi, Nicolas Dauphin, Etienne Geoffroy, Lionel Camilleri
AIM: To determine whether the need for additional tricuspid valve repair is an independent risk factor when surgery is required for a left-sided heart disease. METHODS: One hundred and eighty patients (68 ± 12 years, 79 males) underwent tricuspid annuoplasty. Cox proportional-hazards regression model for multivariate analysis was performed for variables found significant in univariate analyses. RESULTS: Tricuspid regurgitation etiology was functional in 154 cases (86%), organic in 16 cases (9%), and mixed in 10 cases (6%), respectively...
October 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100642/medium-term-outcomes-after-implantation-of-expanded-polytetrafluoroethylene-valved-conduit
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Yoshio Ootaki, Allison S Welch, Michael J Walsh, Michael D Quartermain, Derek A Williams, Ross M Ungerleider
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary valve replacement is becoming the most frequent congenital heart surgery performed on adolescents and young adults. Numerous surgical options are available, including autologous pericardium, mechanical valves, allografts, and bioprosthetic valves. Each option has limitations with durability and freedom from reintervention for stenosis or insufficiency, particularly in the pediatric population. The purpose of this study was to analyze our uniquely designed, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) valved conduit (VC) for right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction...
November 1, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099425/unexpected-cardiac-computed-tomography-findings-in-patients-with-postoperative-myocardial-injury
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Remco B Grobben, Judith A R van Waes, Tim Leiner, Linda M Peelen, Gert Jan de Borst, Henri C Vogely, Diederick E Grobbee, Pieter A Doevendans, Wilton A van Klei, Hendrik M Nathoe
BACKGROUND: Postoperative myocardial injury (PMI) is a strong predictor of mortality after noncardiac surgery. PMI is believed to be attributable to coronary artery disease (CAD), yet its etiology is largely unclear. We aimed to quantify the prevalence of significant CAD in patients with and without PMI using coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA). METHODS: This prospective cohort study included patients of 60 years or older without a history of cardiac disease and with and without PMI after intermediate- to high-risk noncardiac surgery...
November 1, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098350/reintervention-burden-and-vessel-growth-after-surgical-reimplantation-of-a-pulmonary-artery-during-childhood
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Stephan J Wu, Tacy Downing, Christopher Mascio, Matthew J Gillespie, Yoav Dori, Jonathan J Rome, Andrew C Glatz
Children requiring reimplantation of a branch pulmonary artery (PA) are at risk for postoperative stenosis and impaired growth of the reimplanted PA. Outcomes and risk factors for reintervention and impaired growth are incompletely described. We reviewed data on patients who underwent reimplantation of a branch PA between 1/1/99 and 5/1/15 at a single center. The primary outcome was reintervention to treat postoperative stenosis. The secondary outcome was "catch-up" growth (faster diameter growth of the affected PA compared with the unaffected PA from the preoperative to follow-up measurements...
November 2, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094913/secondary-hypertension-discovering-the-underlying-cause
#17
Lesley Charles, Jean Triscott, Bonnie Dobbs
Most patients with hypertension have no clear etiology and are classified as having primary hypertension. However, 5% to 10% of these patients may have secondary hypertension, which indicates an underlying and potentially reversible cause. The prevalence and potential etiologies of secondary hypertension vary by age. The most common causes in children are renal parenchymal disease and coarctation of the aorta. In adults 65 years and older, atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis, renal failure, and hypothyroidism are common causes...
October 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093770/associates-and-prognosis-of-giant-left-atrium-single-center-experience
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Hyoeun Kim, Young-Ah Park, Sung Min Choi, Hyemoon Chung, Jong-Youn Kim, Pil-Ki Min, Young Won Yoon, Byoung Kwon Lee, Bum-Kee Hong, Se-Joong Rim, Hyuck Moon Kwon, Eui-Young Choi
Background: Left atrial (LA) remodeling develops as a result of longstanding pressure overload. However, determinants and clinical outcome of excessive remodeling, so called giant left atrium (GLA), are not clear. Methods: Clinical characteristics of patients with GLA (antero-posterior diameter higher than 65 mm), including echo-Doppler parameters, and follow-up clinical outcomes from a tertiary referral hospital were investigated. Results: Among 68519 consecutive primary patients who underwent echocardiography over a period of 10 years, data from 163 GLA cases (0...
September 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093410/coronary-artery-spasm-during-cryoballoon-ablation-in-a-patient-with-atrial-fibrillation
#19
Kazuhiro Yajima, Yuichiro Yamase, Hideo Oishi, Noriyuki Ikehara, Yasushi Asai
The patient was a 63-year-old man with drug-resistant atrial fibrillation who developed coronary spasm during cryoballoon ablation (CBA). CBA was started from the left inferior pulmonary vein. ST elevations in II, III, and aVf, with reciprocal ST depressions in V2-5, occurred in association with chest pain just after balloon rewarming and deflation, and the patient's blood pressure fell to 50 mmHg. Coronary angiography revealed 90% diffuse stenosis from the orifice of segment 1 to segment 4 in the right coronary artery...
November 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092748/development-of-mitral-stenosis-after-mitral-valve-repair-importance-of-mitral-valve-area
#20
Kwan Leung Chan, Shin-Yee Chen, Thierry Mesana, Buu Khanh Lam
BACKGROUND: The development of mitral stenosis (MS) is not uncommon after mitral valve (MV) repair for degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR), but the significance of MS in this setting has not been defined. METHODS: We prospectively studied 110 such patients who underwent supine bicycle exercise testing to assess intracardiac hemodynamics at rest and at peak exercise. B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels were measured at rest and after the exercise test. The patients also performed the 6-minute walk test and completed the 36-Item Short Form Survey (SF-36)...
September 11, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
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