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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529093/revascularization-methods-in-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-a-focused-review
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REVIEW
Regina Lee, Itsik Ben-Dor
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is becoming widely recognized as an important cause of myocardial infarction, particularly in younger women. Tendency toward conservative management has been primarily based on observational data. Intervention is recommended when coronary blood flow is compromised and high risk features such as left main involvement, ongoing ischemia, or hemodynamic or electrical instability are present. Unlike the atherosclerotic process where the superiority of stenting compared with plain old balloon angioplasty has been established in the acute setting, randomized studies for revascularization strategies for spontaneous coronary dissection are currently lacking...
May 12, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525672/testing-of-a-novel-percutaneous-temporary-aortic-valve-in-a-rabbit-model-of-acute-severe-aortic-regurgitation-an-experimental-study
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Paul C Ho
PURPOSE: Device management of hemodynamic instability due to acute aortic regurgitation is not available. A novel, catheter-based, temporary aortic valve (TAV) has been in development. Early prototypes (balloon-based TAV) have undergone proof-of-concept studies in mathematical, bench and animal models. The redesigned membrane-based TAV prototype is evaluated in a rabbit model of acute severe aortic regurgitation. METHODS: Acute aortic regurgitation was simulated by deploying a self-expanding endovascular stent across the aortic annulus...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509710/ultrasound-guided-pericardiocentesis-a-novel-parasternal-approach
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Adi Osman, Tan Wan Chuan, Jamalludin Ab Rahman, Gabriele Via, Guido Tavazzi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate a novel pericardiocentesis technique using an in-plane parasternal medial-to-lateral approach with the use of a high-frequency probe in patients with cardiac tamponade. BACKGROUND: Echocardiography is pivotal in the diagnosis of pericardial effusion and tamponade physiology. Ultrasound guidance for pericardiocentesis is currently considered the standard of care. Several approaches have been described recently, which differ mainly on the site of puncture (subxiphoid, apical, or parasternal)...
May 15, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498066/atrial-fibrillation-in-pregnancy-a-growing-challenge
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Vasiliki Katsi, Georgios Georgiopoulos, Maria Marketou, Dimitrios Oikonomou, Fragiskos Parthenakis, Thomas Makris, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, P Vardas, Dimitris Tousoulis
Atrial fibrillation (AF) constitutes a relatively infrequent pregnancy complication, which may be a therapeutic Gordian knot. Indeed, sparse data exist regarding the prevalence, prognosis and management of AF during pregnancy. In general, AF occurs as a benign, self-limited arrhythmia but occasionally may have severe hemodynamic consequences in pregnant patients suffering from heart failure, congenital heart disease, or other comorbidities. Extra-cardiac causes of AF should always be meticulously excluded. Treatment decisions are difficult, since medications may cross placental barrier and potentially affect fetal growth and organogenesis or even result in fetal bradyarrhythmias...
May 12, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497668/potential-brain-dead-organ-donation-in-neurocritical-care-mortality
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Vera Spatenkova, Ondrej Bradac, Petr Suchomel
BACKGROUND: Mortality is a marker of quality in neurocritical care, but it also provides potential for donors after brain death (DBD) following irreversible acute brain damage. The aim of this study was to analyse the neurointensive care unit (NICU) mortality rate and recovery of potential DBD. METHODS: We performed a 10-year prospective observational cohort computer database analysis of 6138 acute neurological and neurosurgical patients (pts, 58.2% male, mean: age 55...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489254/use-of-intra-aortic-counterpulsation-in-cardiogenic-shock-post-liver-transplantation
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Arun P Palanisamy, Satish N Nadig, Gabriel R Chedister, Jacob E Dowden, David G Koch, William D Stoll, John W McGillicuddy, Kenneth D Chavin
Left ventricular dysfunction resulting in cardiogenic shock occurs infrequently following organ reperfusion in liver transplantation. The etiology of the cardiogenic shock is often multifactorial and difficult to manage due to the complex nature of the procedure and the patient's baseline physiology. Traditionally, this hemodynamic instability is managed medically using inotropic agents and vasopressor support. If medical treatment is insufficient, the use of an intra-aortic balloon pump for counterpulsation may be employed to improve the hemodynamics and stabilize the patient...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487870/volume-related-weight-gain-as-an-independent-indication-for-renal-replacement-therapy-in-the-intensive-care-units
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REVIEW
Tibor Fülöp, Lajos Zsom, Mihály B Tapolyai, Miklos Z Molnar, László Rosivall
Attempts to identify specific therapies to reverse acute kidney injury (AKI) have been unsuccessful in the past; only modifying risk profile or addressing the underlying disease processes leading to AKI proved efficacious. The current thinking on recognizing AKI is compromised by a "kidney function percent-centered" viewpoint, a paradigm further reinforced by the emergence of serum creatinine-based automated glomerular filtration reporting over the last two decades. Such thinking is, however, grossly corrupted for AKI and poorly applicable in critically ill patients in general...
2017: Journal of Renal Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486843/emergent-endovascular-repair-of-challenging-aortocaval-fistula-with-hostile-anatomy
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Yuewei Wang, Wenjuan Yu, Yongxin Li, Haofu Wang
Aortocaval fistula (ACF) is a rare complication. Endovascular repair is an option for this fatal condition. However, endoleak and persistent fistula may occur and lead to technical failure. We performed endovascular repair for 3 cases of challenging ACF with hostile anatomy. Patient 1 was an 80-year-old man who complained of abdominal distension and lower limb edema for 15 days. He had renal and cardiac dysfunction. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) showed an ACF and extreme tortuosity of right iliac artery...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478878/fluid-management-in-lung-transplant-patients
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REVIEW
Benjamin Stuart Schultze
Overall, there is a lack of randomized controlled trials examining the correlation between fluid volume delivery and outcomes in postoperative lung transplant patients. However, using thoracic surgery patients as a guide, the evidence suggests that hypervolemia correlates with pulmonary edema and should be avoided in lung transplant patients. However, it is recognized that patients with hemodynamic instability may require volume for attenuation of this situation, but it can likely be mitigated with the use of inotropic medication to maintain adequate perfusion and avoid the development of edema...
June 2017: Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474097/advanced-hemodynamic-monitoring-in-intensive-care-medicine-a%C3%A2-german-web-based-survey-study
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B Saugel, P C Reese, J Y Wagner, M Buerke, W Huber, S Kluge, R Prondzinsky
BACKGROUND: Advanced hemodynamic monitoring is recommended in patients with complex circulatory shock. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the current attitudes and beliefs among German intensivists, regarding advanced hemodynamic monitoring, the actual hemodynamic management in clinical practice, and the barriers to using it. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Web-based survey among members of the German Society of Medical Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine. RESULTS: Of 284 respondents, 249 (87%) agreed that further hemodynamic assessment is needed to determine the type of circulatory shock if no clear clinical diagnosis can be made...
May 4, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471899/angioinvasive-aspergillus-associated-stroke-in-an-immunocompetent-host-following-cardiac-surgery-and-ecmo
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Tapan Kavi, Nikhil Madan, Tamara Majic, Axel Rosengart, Marcel Maya, Serguei Bannykh, Shouri Lahiri
INTRODUCTION: Invasive cerebral aspergillosis is an uncommon cause of stroke among immunocompetent patients and has not been reported in association with cardiac surgery or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). We report the case of an immunocompetent host who developed aspergillus-associated stroke following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and ECMO. CASE REPORT: A 59-year-old woman developed cardiogenic shock after 3-vessel-CABG requiring intra-aortic balloon pump placement and subsequent veno-arterial ECMO...
May 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469882/anterior-spinal-artery-syndrome-after-double-valve-replacement-and-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery
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Ashwin Subramaniam, Adrian Pick, Ravi Tiruvoipati
Spinal infarction is a rare and devastating complication of open-heart surgery, especially in the context of perioperative hemodynamic instability in patients requiring high dose of inotropes and vasoconstrictors. Our report highlights that spinal infarction can occur in such circumstances following a valve replacement surgery.
May 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467575/importance-of-diagnostic-laparoscopy-in-the-assessment-of-the-diaphragm-after-left-thoracoabdominal-stab-wound-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Metin Yücel, Adnan Özpek, Hüseyin Kerem Tolan, Fatih Başak, Gürhan Baş, Ethem Ünal, Orhan Alimoğlu
BACKGROUND: Stab wounds in the left thoracoabdominal region may cause diaphragmatic injury. The aim of the present study was to determine incidence of diaphragmatic injury and role of diagnostic laparoscopy in detection of injury in patients with left thoracoabdominal stab wound. METHODS: Total of 81 patients (75 male, 6 female; mean age 27.5±9.8 years; range 14 to 60 years) who presented with left thoracoabdominal stab wound between April 2009 and September 2014 were evaluated...
March 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466615/angiographic-embolization-in-pediatric-abdominal-trauma
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Yechiel Sweed, Jonathan Singer-Jordan, Sorin Papura, Norman Loberant, Alon Yulevich
BACKGROUND: Trauma is the leading cause of childhood morbidity and mortality. Abdominal bleeding is one of the common causes of mortality due to trauma. Angiography and embolization are well recognized as the primary treatments in certain cases of acute traumatic hemorrhage in adults; however, evidence is lacking in the pediatric population. OBJECTIVES: To assess the safety and efficacy of transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) for blunt and penetrating abdominal and pelvic trauma in the pediatric age group...
November 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464863/clinical-course-and-prognostic-factors-of-patients-in-severe-accidental-hypothermia-with-circulatory-instability-rewarmed-with-veno-arterial-ecmo-an-observational-case-series-study
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Sylweriusz Kosiński, Tomasz Darocha, Anna Jarosz, Aleksander Zeliaś, Mirosław Ziętkiewicz, Paweł Podsiadło, Tomasz Sanak, Kinga Sałapa, Jacek Piątek, Janusz Konstany-Kalandyk, Robert Gałązkowski, Paweł Krawczyk, Łukasz Krzych, Rafał Drwiła
BACKGROUND: Recently, veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) has become the rewarming treatment of choice in hypothermic cardiac arrest. The detailed indications for extracorporeal rewarming in non-arrested, severely hypothermic patients with circulatory instability have not been established yet. The primary purpose of the study was a preliminary analysis of all aspects of the treatment process, as well as initial identification of mortality risk factors within the group of severely hypothermic patients, treated with arteriovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO)...
May 2, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461002/use-of-a-three-stent-technique-for-a-case-of-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection
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Alexander M Dashwood, Jacqueline Saw, Priyanka Dhillon, Dale Murdoch
A 78-year-old woman presented with acute inferior ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction and complete heart block. Angiography revealed spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) of her right coronary artery. Given her ongoing instability, we proceeded to primary coronary intervention. A strategy of sealing the distal lesion edge followed by the proximal edge containing the intramural hematoma before placing a final stent to the midsegment was decided on (3-stent strategy). Our case represents the second such "sequential stent-sandwiching" report and provides a strategy for percutaneous coronary intervention in hemodynamically unstable patients with SCAD...
February 24, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459719/profound-obstructive-hypotension-from-prone-positioning-documented-by-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-patient-with-scoliosis-a-case-report
#17
Arnoley S Abcejo, Juan Diaz Soto, Courtney Castoro, Sarah Armour, Timothy R Long
In a healthy 12-year-old female with scoliosis, prone positioning resulted in pressor-refractory cardiovascular collapse. Resumption of supine position immediately improved hemodynamics. Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) revealed a collapsed left atrium and biventricular failure. Repeat prone positioning resulted in a recurrence of hypotension. However, hemodynamic stabilization was restored and maintained by repositioning chest pads caudally. The patient successfully underwent a 6-hour scoliosis repair without perioperative morbidity...
April 28, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458893/successful-treatment-of-thyroid-storm-presenting-as-recurrent-cardiac-arrest-and-subsequent-multiorgan-failure-by-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy
#18
Han Soo Park, Su Kyoung Kwon, Ye Na Kim
SUMMARY: Thyroid storm is a rare and potentially life-threatening medical emergency. We experienced a case of thyroid storm associated with sepsis caused by pneumonia, which had a catastrophic course including recurrent cardiac arrest and subsequent multiple organ failure (MOF). A 22-year-old female patient with a 10-year history of Graves' disease was transferred to our emergency department (ED). She had a cardiac arrest at her home and a second cardiac arrest at the ED. Her heart recovered after 20 min of cardiac resuscitation...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457342/outcome-after-coronary-bypass-grafting-for-coronary-complications-following-coronary-angiography
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Ingo Slottosch, Oliver Liakopoulos, Elmar Kuhn, Antje-Christin Deppe, Maximilian Scherner, Navid Mader, Yeong-Hoon Choi, Thorsten Wahlers
BACKGROUND: Coronary complications during coronary angiography or intervention (percutaneous coronary intervention [PCI]) are uncommon. However, PCI-related coronary artery perforation, dissection, or acute occlusion frequently result in myocardial ischemia followed by hemodynamic instability and need of urgent coronary artery bypass grafting (coronary artery bypass grafting [CABG]). This single-center study aimed to investigate clinical outcomes of patients undergoing urgent CABG after life-threatening PCI complications...
April 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449514/left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-due-to-a-left-ventricular-myxoma-that-was-misidentified-as-an-accessory-mitral-valve-tissue
#20
Seung-Hoon Baek, Hee Young Kim, Hyae Jin Kim, Sang Wook Shin, Hye Jin Kim, Yun Mi Choi, Eun Ji Choi, Eunjung Chang, Hong-Sik Son
We report obstruction of the left ventricle outflow tract (LVOT) caused by cardiac myxoma that was misidentified as an accessory mitral valve tissue preoperatively. A 65-year-old woman presented with chest discomfort that persisted for 7 days. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) revealed a mobile, low-echogenic, balloon-shaped mass attached to the anterior mitral valve leaflet and papillary muscle, which was suspected to be an accessory mitral valve tissue. Because the mass caused LVOT obstruction and it could result in hemodynamic instability, emergency operation was performed...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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