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Decompensated Shock

Ajith Ananthakrishna Pillai, Chandramohan Ramasamy, Saranya Gousy V, Harichandrakumar Kottyath
BACKGROUND: Mitral stenosis may present with decompensated heart failure during pregnancy. Many patients do have advanced sub valve disease and present late with decompensated state. The outcomes of balloon mitral valvuloplasty (BMV) in such advanced sub valve disease with severe heart failure in pregnancy has not been specifically studied till now. METHODS: A descriptive study looking at the immediate and long-term outcomes of pregnant patients with MS who presented with severe heart failure and sub valve disease who had undergone BMV...
March 11, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
Cheryl L Maier, Phillip J Gross, Christina L Dean, Satheesh Chonat, Andrew Ip, Morgan McLemore, Fuad El Rassi, Sean R Stowell, Cassandra D Josephson, Ross M Fasano
BACKGROUND: Fever accompanying vaso-occlusive crisis is a common presentation in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) and carries a broad differential diagnosis. Here, we report a case of transfusion-transmitted malaria in a patient with SCD presenting with acute vaso-occlusive crisis and rapidly decompensating to multisystem organ failure (MSOF). CASE REPORT: An 18-year-old African American male with SCD was admitted after multiple days of fever and severe generalized body pain...
March 9, 2018: Transfusion
Ahmed Subahi, Walid Ibrahim, Ashraf Abugroun
CLINICAL FEATURES: The patient we present is a 39-year-old woman with a history of hyperthyroidism who developed fast atrial fibrillation secondary to thyrotoxic storm. After the initiation of intravenous diltiazem drip, she developed hypotension, bradycardia, then asystole cardiac arrest. THERAPEUTIC CHALLENGE: It is well known that calcium channel blockers and beta blockers should be used with extreme caution if the patient with thyroid storm has decompensated heart failure with reduced ejection fraction...
February 28, 2018: American Journal of Therapeutics
Tae Soo Kang, Byung Soo Ko, Stavros G Drakos, Josef Stehlik, Steven I Bott, Antigone Koliopoulou, Joseph E Tonna, Megan E Bowen, Kathleen Stoddard, Craig H Selzman, Stephen H McKellar
BACKGROUND: Acute mechanical circulatory support (aMCS) can be a lifesaving therapy for patients with refractory cardiogenic shock. As device safety and technology improve, so will the ability to extend aMCS to patients at remote hospitals. The Intermountain West is unique because of the large geographical area, making transport of critically ill patients a logistical challenge. METHODS: We reviewed our experience of transporting patients in cardiogenic shock over long distances who had already been placed on aMCS: Impella and extracorporeal membrane oxygenator devices...
April 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
Ilan A Marcuschamer, Aryeh Abelow, Ran Kornowski
The Impella is a mechanical circulatory support device that supports ventricular function. Since 2008, when the first Impella device received Food and Drug Administration clearance, its use has become increasingly prevalent. A variety of Impella devices are available, and are differentiated by size, power, and insertion techniques. These versions of the Impella have been used in a multitude of clinical scenarios, both emergent and elective, including high-risk coronary interventions, acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock, decompensated left and right heart failure, high-risk ventricular tachycardia ablations, and aortic valvuloplasty...
February 20, 2018: Coronary Artery Disease
Darryl Abrams, A Reshad Garan, Akram Abdelbary, Matthew Bacchetta, Robert H Bartlett, James Beck, Jan Belohlavek, Yih-Sharng Chen, Eddy Fan, Niall D Ferguson, Jo-Anne Fowles, John Fraser, Michelle Gong, Ibrahim F Hassan, Carol Hodgson, Xiaotong Hou, Katarzyna Hryniewicz, Shingo Ichiba, William A Jakobleff, Roberto Lorusso, Graeme MacLaren, Shay McGuinness, Thomas Mueller, Pauline K Park, Giles Peek, Vin Pellegrino, Susanna Price, Erika B Rosenzweig, Tetsuya Sakamoto, Leonardo Salazar, Matthieu Schmidt, Arthur S Slutsky, Christian Spaulding, Hiroo Takayama, Koji Takeda, Alain Vuylsteke, Alain Combes, Daniel Brodie
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been used increasingly for both respiratory and cardiac failure in adult patients. Indications for ECMO use in cardiac failure include severe refractory cardiogenic shock, refractory ventricular arrhythmia, active cardiopulmonary resuscitation for cardiac arrest, and acute or decompensated right heart failure. Evidence is emerging to guide the use of this therapy for some of these indications, but there remains a need for additional evidence to guide best practices...
February 15, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine
Caíque Bueno Terhoch, Henry Fukuda Moreira, Silvia Moreira Ayub-Ferreira, Germano Emilio Conceição-Souza, Vera Maria Cury Salemi, Paulo Roberto Chizzola, Mucio Tavares Oliveira, Silvia Helena Gelas Lage, Edimar Alcides Bocchi, Victor Sarli Issa
AIMS: Explore the association between clinical findings and prognosis in patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) and analyze the influence of etiology on clinical presentation and prognosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: Prospective cohort of 500 patients admitted with ADHF from Aug/2013-Feb/2016; patients were predominantly male (61.8%), median age was 58 (IQ25-75% 47-66 years); etiology was dilated cardiomyopathy in 141 (28.2%), ischemic heart disease in 137 (27...
February 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Yan-Ran Qin, Cheng-Jun Liu, Feng Xu, Jing Li, Xiao-Yu Xiong
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between vasoactive-inotropic score (VIS) and prognosis in children with septic shock. METHODS: A total of 117 children with decompensated septic shock who received the treatment with vasoactive agents were enrolled. According to their prognosis, they were divided into death group with 41 children and survival group with 76 children. With the maximum VIS within the first 24 hours (24hVIS max) as the cut-off value (29.5), the children were divided into low VIS group with 78 children and high VIS group with 39 children...
February 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
Forest R Sheppard, Antoni R Macko, Jacob J Glaser, Philip J Vernon, Alexander J Burdette, Ruth Madelaine Paredes, Craig A Koeller, Anthony E Pusateri, Douglas K Tadaki, Sylvain Cardin
BACKGROUND: We endeavored to develop clinically translatable nonhuman primate (NHP) models of severe polytraumatic hemorrhagic shock. METHODS: NHPs were randomized into five severe pressure-targeted hemorrhagic shock (PTHS) ± additional injuries scenarios: 30-min PTHS (PTHS-30), 60-min PTHS (PTHS-60), PTHS-60 + soft tissue injury (PTHS-60+ST), PTHS-60+ST + femur fracture (PTHS-60+ST+FF), and decompensated PTHS+ST+FF (PTHS-D). Physiologic parameters were recorded and blood samples collected at five time points with animal observation through T = 24 h...
February 2018: Shock
Sabreen Mkalaluh, Marcin Szczechowicz, Bashar Dib, Gabor Szabo, Matthias Karck, Alexander Weymann
BACKGROUND Overall, life expectancy at the age of 80 has significantly increased in the industrialized world and the proportion of this age class undergoing cardiac surgery has also grown. In this context, we have analyzed a contemporary series of octogenarians undergoing mitral valve surgery at our institution. MATERIAL AND METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of 138 consecutive octogenarians receiving mitral valve surgery between January 2006 and April 2017. Preoperative comorbidities, early mortality, postoperative clinical course, and predictors of mortality were examined...
December 31, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Amit Pawale, Yosef Schwartz, Shinobu Itagaki, Sean Pinney, David H Adams, Anelechi C Anyanwu
OBJECTIVE: Surgical therapy for refractory primary cardiogenic shock is largely based on emergent placement of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation or short-term ventricular assist devices. We have adopted a strategy of routine implantation of durable left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) as initial therapy for refractory cardiogenic shock, in patients who are potential candidates for heart transplantation, and report our experience. METHODS: Retrospective review of 43 consecutive patients with refractory shock caused by acute myocardial infarction (n = 21) or acute decompensated heart failure (n = 22) who were treated with primary implantation of a durable LVAD in a single institution...
March 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Jeffrey A Marbach, Colin Yeo, Martin S Green, Girish M Nair
Inappropriate implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) shocks are associated with significant morbidity and have the potential to trigger ventricular arrhythmias, cardiac decompensation, and death. We present a case of multiple inappropriate ICD therapies in rapid succession due electromagnetic interference from a Dr-Ho's transcutaneous electric nerve stimulator machine, and subsequently from a faulty electrical outlet.
December 2017: Clinical Case Reports
Satish Maharaj, Karan Seegobin, Julio Perez-Downes, Belinda Bajric, Simone Chang, Pramod Reddy
Background: Carvedilol is used in the management of hypertension, ischemic heart disease, heart failure and most recently, portal hypertension. It has been associated with improved outcomes regarding variceal bleeding, hepatic decompensation and death when compared to propranolol and endoscopic band ligation. The main cause of portal hypertension is cirrhosis and therefore carvedilol is increasingly used in these patients. Due to its extensive hepatic metabolism, carvedilol is contraindicated in severe hepatic impairment...
2017: Clinical Hypertension
Hali Rakici
Aim: Adrenal insufficiency (AI) in cirrhosis is an issue that has recently gained momentum. It can be seen in both stable and critically ill (sepsis, septic shock, and gastrointestinal system bleeding) cirrhotic patients. Its prevalence exists in a wide range since standardization of diagnostic methods is lacking. We aimed to scrutinize this issue in a 108 case series. Materials and methods: We studied the presence of AI and its stage in patients with cirrhosis and its complications by using cross-sectional study...
July 2017: Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology
R Madelaine Paredes, Sarah Reyna, Philip Vernon, Douglas K Tadaki, Jurandir J Dallelucca, Forest Sheppard
Severe trauma initiates a systemic inflammatory cascade and that involves early activation of complement and cleavage of C5 into C5a (anaphylatoxin) and C5b (C5b-9 membrane attack complex). We examined activation of C5 in non-human primate (NHP) models of hemorrhagic shock. Blood plasma concentrations of C5b-9 were significantly increased in NHPs in response to hemorrhage alone and were further increased with the addition of tissue trauma. The onset of increased C5 cleavage was accelerated in NHPs that experienced decompensated poly-traumatic hemorrhagic shock...
January 2018: International Immunopharmacology
Somia Iqtadar, Nabeel Akbar, Mehreen Mehmood, Sajid Abaidullah
Background and Objective: Dengue infection has evolved into an epidemic during last few years in Pakistan and has been associated with poor outcomes. Literature with respect to mortality risk factors in Dengue infection is not sufficient. This compelled us to conduct this study to find out major contributory factors to death in patients with dengue viral infection at one of Asia's ancient hospital setting with an aim to recognize complications at earliest and improve case management in future...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Nathan J Smischney, Mohamed O Seisa, Katherine J Heise, Robert A Wiegand, Kyle D Busack, Jillian L Deangelis, Theodore O Loftsgard, Darrell R Schroeder, Daniel A Diedrich
PURPOSE: Our primary aim was to identify predictors of immediate hemodynamic decompensation during the peri-intubation period. METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control study of a previously identified cohort of adult patients needing intubation admitted to a medical-surgical ICU during 2013-2014. Hemodynamic derangement was defined as cardiac arrest and/or the development of systolic blood pressure <90mmHg and/or mean arterial pressure <65mmHg 30min following intubation...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
Tomislav Jelic, Melanie Baimel, Jordan Chenkin
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism can be difficult to diagnose, particularly in those who are hemodynamically unstable and cannot be imaged to confirm the diagnosis. Echocardiography can allow for rapid assessment of patients in shock, but requires adequate transthoracic windows to obtain clinically useful information. Emergency physician-performed transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) may be a useful tool when transthoracic echocardiography fails. CASE REPORT: An 86-year-old woman presented to the emergency department after a fall at home...
November 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Yoh Arita, Takatsugu Segawa, Shohei Yamamoto, Shinji Hasegawa
Septic shock is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the blood pressure drops to a low level after an infection. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia to complicate its course. Beta (β)-blockers are often administrated to manage supraventricular tachyarrhythmias observed in patients presenting with sepsis. A 74-year-old woman presenting with sepsis demonstrated AF tachycardia characterised by severe hypotension. She was refractory to conventional therapy including verapamil and digoxin; therefore, treatment using landiolol (an ultrashort-acting β-blocker) was initiated...
November 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Carrie A Sims, Guan Yuxia, Khushboo Singh, Evan C Werlin, Patrick M Reilly, Joseph A Baur
Arginine vasopressin (AVP), a hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary, plays a vital role in maintaining vasomotor tone during acute blood loss. We hypothesized that decompensated hemorrhagic shock is associated with decreased AVP stores and supplementation during resuscitation would improve both blood pressure and renal function. Using a decompensated hemorrhagic shock model, male Long-Evans rats were bled to mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) of 40mmHg and maintained until the MAP could not be sustained without fluid...
2017: PloS One
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