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Cor pulmonale

Paul Abraham, Diego A Arroyo, Raphael Giraud, Henri Bounameaux, Karim Bendjelid
While systemic intravenous thrombolysis decreases mortality in patients with high-risk pulmonary embolism (PE), it clearly increases haemorrhagic risk. There are many contraindications to thrombolysis, and efforts should aim at selecting those patients who will benefit most, without suffering complications. The current review summarises the evidence for the use of thrombolytic therapy in PE. It clarifies the pathophysiological mechanisms in PE and acute cor pulmonale that increase the risk of bleeding following thrombolysis...
2018: Open Heart
Karina Woodling, Juan Fiorda-Diaz, Bradley A Otto, Christie A Barnes, Alberto A Uribe, Sergio D Bergese, Vedat Yildiz, Nicoleta Stoicea, Michael G Guertin
Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be related to episodes of oxygen de-saturation, hypercapnia, cardiovascular dysfunction, cor-pulmonale, and pulmonary hypertension. STOP-BANG is an acronym for eight specific questions used to assess the likelihood of OSA. If the individual exhibits three or more of these indicators, he/she should be considered to be at high risk for OSA complications. Therefore, the decision of proceeding with inpatient versus outpatient ENT surgery still remains controversial...
February 2018: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
R Graham Barr
Almost 70 years ago, Drs. Baldwin, Cournand, and Richards defined chronic pulmonary insufficiency by the presence of respiratory symptoms, radiologic evidence of pulmonary emphysema on chest radiography, and physiologic gas trapping. A decade later, airflow obstruction on spirometry was added to the definition and insufficiency became a disease. Contemporary studies are reviving the diagnostic approach described by these early luminaries, with researchers finding that symptomatic smokers with preserved spirometry have increased exacerbations and that smokers and non-smokers with normal spirometry but emphysema on chest computed tomography have increased mortality...
February 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
Lewis J Rubin
The term cor pulmonale has traditionally been used as a synonym for right heart failure due to chronic respiratory diseases, although this condition is less frequently seen in the modern era because of the use of long-term oxygen therapy along with aggressive measures directed at optimizing ventilation and gas exchange. The mechanisms by which adaptation or maladaptation of right heart structure and function in the broader setting of pulmonary vascular disease, either intrinsic to the pulmonary circulation or due to respiratory diseases, have garnered considerable interest along with the development of medical and surgical treatments for pulmonary hypertension...
February 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
P Z Szymanski, M Badri, B M Mayosi
BACKGROUND: There is limited information on acute heart failure (AHF) and its treatment in sub-Saharan Africa. OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical characteristics and causes of heart failure (HF), adherence to HF treatment guidelines, and mortality of patients with AHF presenting to Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH), Cape Town, South Africa. METHODS: This sub-study of The Sub-Saharan Africa Survey of Heart Failure (THESUS-HF) was a prospective and observational survey that focused on the enrolment and follow-up of additional patients with AHF presenting to GSH and entered into the existing registry after publication of the primary THESUS-HF article in 2012...
February 1, 2018: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
Erik R Dong, David G Ng, Danny Ramzy, Joshua S Chung, Oren Friedman, Alain Combes, Francisco A Arabia, Michael Nurok
A retrospective review of three patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and normal baseline right ventricular function admitted to the Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit whom developed acute cor pulmonale while on veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. These patients were diagnosed with ARDS using Berlin Criteria definitions and cannulated with a dual lumen (Avalon) cannula. Despite variations in history, presentation, and course, findings of acute cor pulmonale were encountered 4 to 6 weeks after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation cannulation...
January 10, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Kay Choong See, Jeffrey Ng, Wen Ting Siow, Venetia Ong, Jason Phua
BACKGROUND: Among intensive care unit (ICU) patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), apart from acute cor pulmonale (ACP), the frequency and prognostic impact of basic critical care echocardiography (BCCE) abnormalities are not well defined. METHODS: Observational study of patients with ARDS, admitted from September 2012 to May 2014, who underwent BCCE within 48 h of admission to a 20-bed medical ICU. We examined the association of two major BCCE-detected abnormalities (left ventricular ejection fraction < 40% and severe ACP) with ICU/hospital mortality and ICU/hospital length of stay...
December 19, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
Clovis Nkoke, Christelle Makoge, Anastase Dzudie, Liliane Kuate Mfeukeu, Engelbert Bain Luchuo, Alain Menanga, Samuel Kingue
OBJECTIVE: The pattern of heart disease is diverse within and among world regions. The little data on the spectrum of heart disease in Cameroon has been so far limited to major cities. We sought to describe the pattern of heart disease in Buea, the South West Region of Cameroon, a semi-urban setting. This was a descriptive cross-sectional study. Between June 2016 and April 2017 the echocardiography register of the Buea Regional Hospital was surveyed. We extracted data on the age, sex and echocardiographic diagnosis...
December 4, 2017: BMC Research Notes
X T Wang, D W Liu, H M Zhang, Y Long, X D Guan, H B Qiu, K J Yu, J Yan, H Zhao, Y Q Tang, X Ding, X C Ma, W Du, Y Kang, B Tang, Y H Ai, H W He, D C Chen, H Chen, W Z Chai, X Zhou, N Cui, H Wang, X Rui, Z J Hu, J G Li, Y Xu, Y Yang, B Ouyan, H Y Lin, Y M Li, X Y Wan, R L Yang, Y Z Qin, Y G Chao, Z Y Xie, R H Sun, Z Y He, D F Wang, Q Q Huang, D P Jiang, X Y Cao, R G Yu, X Wang, X K Chen, J F Wu, L N Zhang, M G Yin, L X Liu, S W Li, Z J Chen, Z Luo
To establish the experts consensus on the right heart function management in critically ill patients. The panel of consensus was composed of 30 experts in critical care medicine who are all members of Critical Hemodynamic Therapy Collaboration Group (CHTC Group). Each statement was assessed based on the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation) principle. Then the Delphi method was adopted by 52 experts to reassess all the statements. (1) Right heart function is prone to be affected in critically illness, which will result in a auto-exaggerated vicious cycle...
December 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
Tavish Barnes, Vasileios Zochios, Ken Parhar
Lung-protective ventilation (LPV) has become the cornerstone of management in patients with ARDS. A subset of patients is unable to tolerate LPV without significant CO2 elevation. In these patients, permissive hypercapnia is used. Although thought to be benign, it is becoming increasingly evident that elevated CO2 levels have significant physiological effects. In this narrative review, we highlight clinically relevant end-organ effects in both animal models and clinical studies. We also explore the association between elevated CO2 , acute cor pulmonale, and ICU mortality...
November 22, 2017: Chest
Randolph L Winter, A Ray Dillon, Russell C Cattley, Byron L Blagburn, D Michael Tillson, Calvin M Johnson, William R Brawner, Elizabeth G Welles, Sharon Barney
BACKGROUND: Dirofilaria immitis infection occurs in dogs and cats, both of which species are clinically affected by mature adult infections. Cats are uniquely affected by immature-adult infections with an inflammatory pulmonary disease called Heartworm-Associated Respiratory Disease (HARD). D. immitis infection causes pulmonary parenchymal and vascular pathology in the dog and cat. Dogs develop pulmonary hypertension and cor pulmonale, whereas the development of pulmonary hypertension is rare in the cat...
November 9, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
Nazareth de Novaes Rocha, Milena Vasconcellos de Oliveira, Cássia Lisboa Braga, Gabriela Guimarães, Lígia de Albuquerque Maia, Gisele de Araújo Padilha, Johnatas Dutra Silva, Christina Maeda Takiya, Vera Luiza Capelozzi, Pedro Leme Silva, Patricia Rieken Macedo Rocco
BACKGROUND: Emphysema is a progressive disease characterized by irreversible airspace enlargement followed by a decline in lung function. It also causes extrapulmonary effects, such as loss of body mass and cor pulmonale, which are associated with shorter survival and worse clinical outcomes. Ghrelin, a growth-hormone secretagogue, stimulates muscle anabolism, has anti-inflammatory effects, promotes vasodilation, and improves cardiac performance. Therefore, we hypothesized that ghrelin might reduce lung inflammation and remodelling as well as improve lung mechanics and cardiac function in experimental emphysema...
November 3, 2017: Respiratory Research
Jussara de Almeida Bruno, Rafael Amorim Belo Nunes, Paulo Sampaio Gutierrez, Vera Demarchi Aiello
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
Giuseppe Famularo, Pasquale Sordillo, Alessandro Stasolla, Maria Gabriella Parisi
A 58-year-old woman with COPD, cor pulmonale, diabetes, and hypertension had a productive cough of greenish and purulent sputum, low-grade fever, and shortness of breath. Medications were metformin, losartan, cholecalciferol, folic acid, a multivitamin, fluticasone by inhalation, and, as needed, ipratropium by inhalation. She lived alone and worked as a physician, had received that year's seasonal influenza vaccine, was a heavy smoker, did not drink alcohol or use illicit drugs, and had no personal or family history of allergy and autoimmunity...
October 2017: Chest
Frederick M Karrer, Bradley J Wallace, Arturo E Estrada
Children with biliary atresia (BA) following Kasai portoenterostomy have a high risk for portal hypertension, however, while variceal and hemorrhagic complications have been more commonly studied, less frequent but no less possibly devastating complications of hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) and portopulmonary hypertension (PPH) remain less well understood. HPS and PPH both occur in a setting of portal hypertension, however, paradoxically patients with HPS develop pulmonic vasculature dilation leading to shunting and hypoxia, while those with PPH develop an opposite progression of pulmonary vasoconstriction eventually leading to cor pulmonale and decompensation...
December 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
Gui-Qian Wang, Yan-Ming Xie, Huan Liu, Yin Zhang, Ping-Ping Jia, Yan Zhuang
To explore the real world clinical medication and combination characteristics of Shenxiong glucose injection. The basic information of patients with Shenxiong glucose injection, traditional Chinese and western medicine diagnosis information, doctor advice information and laboratory test information from the hospital information system(HIS) of 19 tertiary hospitals in China. Apriori algorithm was adopted to establish the models, and Clementine 12.0 was used for correlation analysis to analyze the real world clinical medication and combination characteristics of Shenxiong glucose injection...
January 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Shi-Han Geng, Qiu-Yue Shan, Meng-Xi Xu, Yi-Dan Zhang, Li-Li Song, Ning Hou, Wen Zhang, Mi-Xia Zhang, Peng-Wei Zhuang, Yan-Jun Zhang
Cor pulmonale rat models were induced by a single intraperitoneal injection of monocrotaline(MCT), and the sham group received a single intraperitioneal injection of normal saline. After the model rats received intragastric administration of Qishen Yiqi droplet(QS) for 6 weeks, the contents of adenylate(ATP, ADP and AMP) in right myocardial tissues were measured by HPLC, and then the metabolism changes in myocardium of cor pulmonale rats with QS were investigated. The results showed that ATP, ADP, and AMP were well separated, with a good linearity within a certain range of concentration; and the recovery rates were within the range of 90%-108%...
January 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula, Mukesh Kumar, Govind Pandompatam, Ankit Sakhuja, Rahul Kashyap, Kianoush Kashani, Ognjen Gajic, Jeffrey B Geske, Jacob C Jentzer
BACKGROUND: Echocardiographic myocardial dysfunction is reported commonly in sepsis and septic shock, but there are limited data on sepsis-related right ventricular dysfunction. This study sought to evaluate the association of right ventricular dysfunction with clinical outcomes in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. METHODS: Historical cohort study of adult patients admitted to all intensive care units at the Mayo Clinic from January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2014 for severe sepsis and septic shock, who had an echocardiogram performed within 72 h of admission...
September 7, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
Kazuhide Iizuka, Jun Ando, Azuchi Masuda, Tomonori Ochiai, Ran Tomomasa, Hajime Yasuda, Tomoiku Takaku, Yasunori Ota, Takashi Yao, Akihiko Gotoh, Norio Komatsu
The subject was an 83-year-old female; she had a history of Propionibacterium acnes-related sarcoidosis at the age of 79 years. At diagnosis, she was treated with clarithromycin and achieved remission. Four years later, during a routine physical check-up, she presented with pulmonary opacities and swelling of multiple lymph nodes. A definitive diagnosis of lymphoma could not be made by inguinal lymph node biopsy. The patient's general condition was good, and we observed her clinical course. Oh the 56th day of her illness, she died suddenly...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
I-Hsuan Chen, Shyh-Dar Shyur, Yu-Chun Lin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 18, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
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