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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924131/takotsubo-like-myocardial-dysfunction-in-a-patient-with-botulism
#1
Shuichi Tonomura, Yoshiaki Kakehi, Masatoshi Sato, Yuki Naito, Hisao Shimizu, Yasunobu Goto, Nobuyuki Takahashi
Botulinum toxin A (BTXA) can disrupt the neuromuscular and autonomic functions. We herein report a case of autonomic system dysfunction that manifested as Takotsubo-like myocardial dysfunction in a patient with botulism. Takotsubo syndrome results in acute cardiac insufficiency, another fatal complication of botulism in addition to respiratory muscle paralysis, particularly in patients with cardiovascular disease.
September 15, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920634/outcomes-analysis-of-stent-graft-repair-for-thoracic-aorta-emergencies
#2
Mourad Boufi, Florent Vernet, Bianca Dona, Olivier Hartung, Anderson D Loundou, Martine Haccoun, Marc Leone, Yves S Alimi
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to identify patient, pathology and procedure-related factors affecting perioperative and mid-term mortality of thoracic aorta emergencies. METHODS: Between 2007 and 2014, patients treated emergently with thoracic stent-graft were retrospectively reviewed. Variables analyzed were: age, renal insufficiency, shock, cardiac arrest, transfer status, pathology, debranching procedures, operation duration, vascular access and European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation (EuroSCORE)...
December 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918529/anatomic-repair-of-congenitally-corrected-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-single-center-intermediate-term-experience
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Shagun Sachdeva, Roni M Jacobsen, Ronald K Woods, Michael E Mitchell, Joseph R Cava, Nancy S Ghanayem, Peter C Frommelt, Peter J Bartz, James S Tweddell
We present our experience for patients who have undergone an anatomic repair (AR) for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA) at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. A retrospective chart review of patients who underwent AR for CCTGA from 2001 to 2015 was performed. The cohort consisted of 15 patients (74% male). Median age of anatomic repair was 15 months (range 4.5-45.6 months). Four patients had a bidirectional Glenn (BDG) prior to AR. At the time of AR,-9 (60%) underwent Senning/Rastelli procedure, 4 (26...
September 16, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914725/sleep-duration-and-quality-as-related-to-left-ventricular-structure-and-function
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Jae-Hon Lee, Sung Keun Park, Jae-Hong Ryoo, Chang-Mo Oh, Jeong Gyu Kang, Rodrigo B Mansur, Jeffrey E Alfonsi, Yena Lee, Sun-Han Shin, Roger S McIntyre, Ju Young Jung
OBJECTIVE: Inadequate sleep is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events; however, the associations between sleep duration or quality and cardiac function or structure are not well understood. This cross-sectional study was conducted to investigate to what extent sleep duration and quality are associated with left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction or structural deterioration. METHODS: A total of 31,598 healthy Korean adults who received echocardiography and completed the Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index were enrolled in this study...
September 13, 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905303/measuring-what-matters-to-the-patient-health-related-quality-of-life-after-aortic-valve-and-thoracic-aortic-surgery
#5
Frederiek de Heer, Arjen L Gökalp, Jolanda Kluin, Johanna J M Takkenberg
With improved outcomes following cardiac surgery, health related quality of life (HRQoL) gains increasing importance for the better judgement of choosing the preferred treatment strategy in the individual patient. The physician perception of patient preferences can differ considerably from actual patient preferences, underlining the importance of gathering evidence of actual patient preferences before and quality of life after cardiac surgery. The objective of the current review is to provide an overview of current insights into the quality of life measurements after aortic valve and thoracic aortic surgery and to provide starting points for the application of HRQoL measurements toward the future...
September 13, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903883/the-natural-history-of-the-patients-with-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-in-taiwan-a-medical-center-experience
#6
Wen-Chen Liang, Chen-Hua Wang, Po-Ching Chou, Wan-Zi Chen, Yuh-Jyh Jong
BACKGROUND: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common hereditary muscular dystrophy and caused by DMD gene mutation. In addition to progressive proximal muscle weakness, respiratory, orthopedic, and gastrointestinal complications are often observed in DMD. The natural history of patients with DMD in Taiwan has not been reported thus far. METHODS: Medical records of 39 patients who received a diagnosis of DMD between 1999 and 2016 at Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital were reviewed...
August 25, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888221/transcatheter-aortic-valve-in-valve-implantation-of-a-corevalve-in-a-jenavalve-prosthesis-a-case-report
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Shahram Lotfi, Michael Becker, Ajay Moza, Rüdiger Autschbach, Nikolaus Marx, Jörg Schröder
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation has become an accepted treatment modality for inoperable or high-risk surgical patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 70-year-old white man who was treated for severe symptomatic aortic regurgitation using transcatheter aortic valve implantation from the apical approach. Because of recurrent cardiac decompensation 4 weeks after implantation he underwent the implantation of a left ventricular assist device system...
September 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885488/complement-c1q-binding-de-novo-donor-specific-antibodies-and-cardiac-allograft-vasculopathy-in-pediatric-heart-transplant-recipients
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Bibhuti B Das, Chantale Lacelle, Song Zhang, Ang Gao, David Fixler
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized C1q binding de novo donor specific antibody (DSA) after heart transplant (HT) is a higher risk for development of coronary artery vasculopathy (CAV) in children. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 127 pediatric heart transplant (HT) recipients transplanted between January 2005 and December 2014 was used to determine complement (C1q)-binding de novo DSA on the outcomes of HT and the ability of the C1q assay to predict CAV development...
September 6, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884833/circulatory-flow-restoration-versus-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-new-therapeutic-approach-in-sudden-cardiac-arrest
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Sayed Nour, Daniel Carbognani, Juan Carlos Chachques
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) remains a major problem for health authorities worldwide. Insufficiencies of current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are most probably related to an inappropriate concept and applied methods that still concentrate on heartbeat as priority, instead of blood circulation to maintain organs' perfusions. The aim of this works is to propose a new therapeutic approach for SCA in a more effective and secure manner compared with current CPR methods. It correlates to a non-invasive circulatory flow restoration (CFR) device composed of a multilayered thoracic and infradiaphragmatic compartments that will be pulsated alternatively and in fixed frequencies using a low-pressure pneumatic generator...
September 8, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883853/cardiac-surgery-related-cardio-renal-syndrome-assessed-by-conventional-and-novel-biomarkers-under-or-overestimated-diagnosis
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Jowita Biernawska, Joanna Bober, Katarzyna Kotfis, Anna Bogacka, Edyta Barnik, Maciej Żukowski
INTRODUCTION: Serum creatinine is a 'gold standard' criterion of recognizing and staging of acute kidney injury (AKI) despite it being a suboptimal, delayed indicator. The interpretation of increased values of biomarkers imposes great difficulty regarding cardiac surgery procedures performed with cardiopulmonary bypass and may lead to under- or overestimated diagnosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical utility of the sole serum creatinine or urine neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) concentration used for identification of patients with AKI after cardiac surgery...
August 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882885/modeling-major-adverse-outcomes-of-pediatric-and-adult-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease-undergoing-cardiac-catheterization-observations-from-the-ncdr-impact-registry
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Natalie Jayaram, John A Spertus, Kevin F Kennedy, Robert Vincent, Gerard R Martin, Jeptha P Curtis, David G Nykanen, Phillip M Moore, Lisa Bergersen
Background -Risk-standardization for adverse events following congenital cardiac catheterization is needed to equitably compare patient outcomes among different hospitals as a foundation for quality improvement. The goal of this project was to develop a risk-standardization methodology to adjust for patient characteristics when comparing major adverse outcomes in the NCDR® IMPACT(TM) (Improving Pediatric and Adult Congenital Treatment) Registry. Methods -39,725 consecutive patients within IMPACT undergoing cardiac catheterization between January 2011 and March 2014 were identified...
September 7, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882282/acute-success-of-balloon-aortic-valvuloplasty-in-the-current-era-a-national-cardiovascular-data-registry-study
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Brian A Boe, Jeffrey D Zampi, Kevin F Kennedy, Natalie Jayaram, Diego Porras, Susan R Foerster, Aimee K Armstrong
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate practice patterns and outcomes of a contemporary group of patients undergoing balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) for congenital aortic stenosis (AS). BACKGROUND: BAV is the most common treatment for isolated congenital AS. METHODS: Within the IMPACT (Improving Pediatric and Adult Congenital Treatments) Registry, all BAV procedures performed between January 2011 and March 2015 were identified...
September 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881872/hypertension-and-cardiac-arrhythmias-a-consensus-document-from-the-european-heart-rhythm-association-ehra-and-esc-council-on-hypertension-endorsed-by-the-heart-rhythm-society-hrs-asia-pacific-heart-rhythm-society-aphrs-and-sociedad-latinoamericana-de-estimulaci%C3%A3
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Gregory Y H Lip, Antonio Coca, Thomas Kahan, Giuseppe Boriani, Antonis S Manolis, Michael Hecht Olsen, Ali Oto, Tatjana S Potpara, Jan Steffel, Francisco Marín, Márcio Jansen de Oliveira Figueiredo, Giovanni de Simone, Wendy S Tzou, Chern-En Chiang, Bryan Williams, Gheorghe-Andrei Dan, Bulent Gorenek, Laurent Fauchier, Irina Savelieva, Robert Hatala, Isabelle van Gelder, Jana Brguljan-Hitij, Serap Erdine, Dragan Lovic, Young-Hoon Kim, Jorge Salinas-Arce, Michael Field
Hypertension is a common cardiovascular risk factor leading to heart failure (HF), coronary artery disease, stroke, peripheral artery disease and chronic renal insufficiency. Hypertensive heart disease can manifest as many cardiac arrhythmias, most commonly being atrial fibrillation (AF). Both supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias may occur in hypertensive patients, especially in those with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) or HF. Also, some of the antihypertensive drugs commonly used to reduce blood pressure, such as thiazide diuretics, may result in electrolyte abnormalities (e...
June 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878878/successful-treatment-of-aortic-root-dissection-complicated-with-extensive-myocardial-infarction-using-the-total-artificial-heart
#14
Tamer Attia, Michael Robich, A Michael Lincoff, Mehdi H Shishehbor, Lars Svensson, Nicholas G Smedira
Acute Type A aortic dissection is a surgical emergency. Urgent repair is indicated to avoid complications such as acute aortic insufficiency, coronary ischemia and aortic rupture with cardiac tamponade. This report details the management of a patient with acute Type A aortic dissection complicated by an extensive anterolateral myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock who was successfully bridged to transplantation with a total artificial heart.
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878203/biventricular-cardiac-hypertrophy-in-a-patient-with-primary-aldosteronism-and-atrial-septal-defect
#15
Tjokorda Gde Dalem Pemayun, Ridho M Naibaho, Muhammad Achmad Sungkar
BACKGROUND Primary aldosteronism can be caused by adrenocortical adenoma and is usually associated with left ventricular hypertrophy. Biventricular cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure in the presence of a pre-existing atrial septal defect (ASD) are a rare association of primary aldosteronism. CASE REPORT A 33-year-old woman with resistant hypertension and refractory hypokalemia presented with signs and symptoms of heart failure. She had previously been diagnosed having a right adrenal tumor and ostium secundum type ASD...
September 7, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877873/the-in-vitro-zebrafish-heart-as-a-model-to-investigate-the-chronotropic-effects-of-vapor-anesthetics
#16
Matthew R Stoyek, Michael K Schmidt, Florentin M Wilfart, Roger P Croll, Frank M Smith
In addition to their intended clinical actions, all general anesthetic agents in common use have detrimental intra- and post-surgical side effects on organs and systems including the heart. The major cardiac side effect of anesthesia is bradycardia, which increases the probability of insufficient systemic perfusion during surgery. These side effects also occur in all vertebrate species so far examined, but the underlying mechanisms are not clear. The zebrafish heart is a powerful model for studying cardiac electrophysiology, employing the same pacemaker system and neural control as do mammalian hearts...
September 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875521/chronic-myocarditis-with-a-long-clinical-course-report-of-an-autopsy-case-of-probable-autoimmune-myocarditis
#17
Masayuki Shintaku, Koji Uchiyama, Yohei Kobayashi
The patient was a 54-year-old woman, who died of chronic cardiac insufficiency after a clinical course of 2 years and 4 months. She had complained of myalgia, muscle weakness, and blepharoptosis before the onset of cardiac symptoms, but there was no evidence of myasthenia gravis or collagen-vascular diseases. At autopsy, the heart (280 g) showed marked dilatation of the four chambers and thinning of the ventricular walls. Diffuse and intense lymphocytic infiltration and extensive fibrosis were noted, with the latter being accentuated in the subendocardial and subepicardial zones...
September 6, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873378/effect-of-cardiac-surgery-associated-acute-kidney-injury-on-long-term-outcomes-of-chinese-patients-a-historical-cohort-study
#18
Buyun Wu, Lulu Ma, Yongfeng Shao, Si Liu, Xiangbao Yu, Yamei Zhu, Xianrong Xu, Changying Xing, Huijuan Mao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To evaluate the long-term outcomes of Chinese patients with cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury (CSA-AKI). METHODS: Patients who underwent cardiac surgery with a median 3-year follow-up were enrolled. The long-term survival rate and the incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) were recorded, and related risk factors were analyzed. RESULTS: Of all 1,363 patients, 457 (33.5%) developed CSA-AKI. The AKI patients had a lower 3-year survival rate (88...
September 6, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873075/intraoperative-magnesium-sulphate-decreases-agitation-and-pain-in-patients-undergoing-functional-endoscopic-surgery-a-randomised-double-blind-study
#19
Hazem E Elsersy, Magdy Ch Metyas, Hana A Elfeky, Ahmed A Hassan
BACKGROUND: Postoperative agitation is harmful for the patient as it may be associated with removal of catheters, nasal packs, oxygen masks and self-injury, and pose a danger to operating theatre staff. OBJECTIVE: The current study investigated the potential role of magnesium sulphate in treatment of postoperative agitation following functional endoscopic sinus surgery. DESIGN: A randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial. SETTING: ENT operating room, Menofia University Hospitals, Egypt...
October 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871373/-acute-and-chronic-heart-failure
#20
K-P Kresoja, G Schmidt, B Kherad, F Krackhardt, F Spillmann, C Tschöpe
The initial therapy of chronic heart failure is still based on diuretics, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, beta-blockers and in specific cases mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists. The new European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines published in 2016 introduced angiotensin-receptor-neprilysin inhibitors, such as sacubitril/valsartan (LCZ 696) as new therapeutic agents in patients with chronic and progressive heart failure. New subgroup analyses for LCZ 696 have been published showing a beneficial effect in the context of various comorbidities, such as renal insufficiency, diabetes and hypotension...
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