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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079110/left-ventricular-noncompaction-cardiomyopathy-cardiac-neuromuscular-and-genetic-factors
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REVIEW
Josef Finsterer, Claudia Stöllberger, Jeffrey A Towbin
Left ventricular hypertrabeculation (LVHT) or noncompaction is a myocardial abnormality of unknown aetiology, frequently associated with monogenic disorders, particularly neuromuscular disorders, or with chromosomal defects. LVHT is diagnosed usually by echocardiography by the presence of a bilayered myocardium consisting of a thick, spongy, noncompacted endocardial layer and a thin, compacted, epicardial layer. The pathogenesis of LVHT is unsolved, and the diagnostic criteria, prognosis, and optimal treatment of patients with LVHT are under debate...
January 12, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075036/double-trouble-a-case-of-periprocedural-detection-of-intracardiac-thrombus-and-aortic-root-dissection-during-emergent-transfemoral-tavr
#2
Carlos Corredor, Eric Horlick, Wendy Tsang, Massimiliano Meineri
We report a case of emergency transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in a 65-year-old patient presenting with decompensated severe aortic stenosis. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) was used effectively to obtain measurements of the aortic annulus and for intra-procedural guidance. At baseline, we detected a left atrial appendage thrombus and a localized aortic root dissection after balloon valvuloplasty. The case highlights the important role that TEE may play during TAVR procedures.
January 11, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049884/a-case-of-cardioembolic-stroke-due-to-intracardiac-papillary-fibroelastoma-evaluated-by-using-transesophageal-echocardiography
#3
Yuichiro Ohya, Shigeru Fujimoto, Makoto Kanazawa, Naoki Tagawa, Masato Osaki, Takanari Kitazono
A 62-year-old woman had a prior ischemic stroke in the right temporal lobe with dysarthria and dysesthesia of the left hand. Embolic stroke of undetermined source (ESUS) was diagnosed and warfarin was administered. However, transient ischemic attack recurred upon admission to our hospital. Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and cerebral arterial stenotic lesions were absent. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed a mobile hyperechoic structure on the aortic valve indicating papillary fibroelastoma. She was diagnosed with a brain embolism due to the intracardiac tumor which was surgically excised and pathologically confirmed as papillary fibroelastoma...
December 28, 2016: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027277/multi-organ-involvement-confounding-the-diagnosis-of-bartonella-henselae-infective-endocarditis-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
#4
Christopher P Ouellette, Sarita Joshi, Karen Texter, Preeti Jaggi
Two children with congenital heart disease status-post surgical correction presented with prolonged constitutional symptoms, hepatosplenomegaly and pancytopenia. Concern for malignancy prompted bone marrow biopsies that were without evidence thereof. In case #1, echocardiography identified a multilobulated vegetation on the conduit valve. In case #2, transthoracic, transesophageal and intracardiac echocardiography were performed and were without evidence of cardiac vegetations, however pulmonic emboli raised concern for infective endocarditis...
December 23, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981817/intracardiac-thrombus-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
#5
I Ben Ghorbel, N Belfeki, M H Houman
Behçet's disease (BD) is a multisystem inflammatory disorder. Intracardiac thrombus (ICT) formation is an uncommon but important complication of BD. Of the cases of Behçet's disease, we selected those with ICT. All patients fulfilled the diagnostic criteria of the International Study Group of Behçet's disease. The ICT in each case was confirmed by ultrasonography, computed tomography and MRI. Clinical features and laboratory parameters were determined. Among our 518 patients with BD, 8 were diagnosed as having intracardiac thrombus (ICT)...
December 16, 2016: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27969995/tct-619-periprocedural-intracardiac-echocardiography-from-the-left-atrium-for-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-with-the-amplatzer-cardiac-plugtm
#6
Zied Frikha, Ayoub El Hammiri, Jeannot Potvin, Jean-Marc Raymond, Jean-Bernard Masson
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November 1, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956913/myxoma-immediately-above-the-junction-of-the-inferior-vena-cava-and-the-right-atrium-a-rare-cause-of-budd-chiari-syndrome
#7
Vahid Mohammad Karimi, Amir Anushiravani, Mohammad Hossein Dabbaghmanesh, Massood Hosseinzadeh, Ali Reza Rasekhi, Mahmoud Zamirian, Amir Anushiravani
The Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is a rare disorder caused by the obstruction of the hepatic veins or the inferior vena cava (IVC) at the suprahepatic level. This syndrome is developed by either hepatic vein thrombosis or mechanical venous obstruction and leads to centrilobular hepatic congestion with the subsequent development of fibrosis and cirrhosis. Intracardiac tumors have been rarely reported as a cause of the BCS. These tumors usually originate from the atrial septum. Very rarely, they arise either from the junction of the IVC and the right atrium or from the Eustachian valve...
July 6, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916673/pathophysiology-of-the-pericardium
#8
REVIEW
Brian D Hoit
Pericardial heart disease includes pericarditis, (an acute, subacute, or chronic fibrinous, noneffusive, or exudative process), and its complications, constriction, (an acute, subacute, or chronic adhesive or fibrocalcific response), and cardiac tamponade. The pathophysiology of cardiac tamponade and constrictive pericarditis readily explains their respective findings on clinical examination, Doppler echocardiography, and at cardiac catheterization. The primary abnormality of cardiac tamponade is pan-cyclic compression of the cardiac chambers by increased pericardial fluid requiring that cardiac chambers compete for a fixed intrapericardial volume...
December 1, 2016: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913338/intracardiac-vortex-dynamics-by-high-frame-rate-doppler-vortography-i-in-vivo-i-comparison-with-vector-flow-mapping-and-4-d-flow-mri
#9
Julia Faurie, Mathilde Baudet, Kondo Claude Assi, Dominique Auger, Guillaume Gilbert, Francois Tournoux, Damien Garcia
Recent studies have suggested that intracardiac vortex flow imaging could be of clinical interest to early diagnose the diastolic heart function. Doppler vortography has been intro-duced as a simple color Doppler method to detect and quantify intraventricular vortices. This method is able to locate a vortex core based on the recognition of an antisymmetric pattern in the Doppler velocity field. Because the heart is a fast-moving organ, high frame rates are needed to decipher the whole blood vortex dynamics during diastole...
November 29, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909481/ice-guided-crt-is-there-evidence-of-reverse-remodeling
#10
REVIEW
Antonio Rossillo Md, Angelo B Ramondo Md
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an accepted treatment for patients with heart failure (HF), impaired left ventricular (LV) function, and a wide QRS complex. However, more than 30% of eligible patients fail to benefit from CRT. It is clearly necessary to define the characteristics of the best candidates for this therapy. To this end, surface ECG and echocardiography have been tested. Unfortunately, however, neither of these examinations has proved sufficiently able to identify the best patients. A tailored approach based on the evaluation of both electrical and mechanical delay to guide LV lead placement seems to be the most reasonable strategy in order to increase the efficacy of CRT therapy...
February 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909479/atrial-fibrillation-ablation-in-adults-with-repaired-congenital-heart-disease
#11
REVIEW
Marta Acena Md, Ignasi Anguera Md PhD, Paolo D Dallaglio Md, Marcos Rodriguez Md, Xavier Sabaté Md PhD
The incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in congenital heart disease (CHD) adults has increased in the past decades due to a longer life expectancy of this population where the subjects are exposed to cardiac overflow, overpressure and structural changes for years. The literature regarding AF ablation in repaired CHD adults emphasizes the importance of intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) to perform the transseptal puncture and the ablation procedure in the left atrium (LA), both effectively and safely. In small case control studies, where the predominant congenital cardiomyopathy was the atrial septal defect, the most common strategy for ablation was antral isolation of the pulmonary veins showing results, at one year follow-up, similar to those in the general population...
February 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886610/integration-of-intracardiac-echocardiography-and-computed-tomography-during-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-combining-ultrasound-contours-obtained-from-the-right-atrium-and-ventricular-outflow-tract
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Kohki Nakamura, Shigeto Naito, Kenichi Kaseno, Yosuke Nakatani, Takehito Sasaki, Naofumi Anjo, Eiji Yamashita, Koji Kumagai, Nobusada Funabashi, Yoshio Kobayashi, Shigeru Oshima
BACKGROUND: We aimed to optimize the acquisition of the left atrial (LA) and pulmonary vein (PV) ultrasound contours for more accurate integration of intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) and computed tomography (CT) using the CARTO(®) 3 system during atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. METHODS: Eighty-five AF patients underwent integration of ICE and CT using (1) the LA roof and posterior wall contours acquired from the right atrium (RA), (2) all LA/PV contours from the RA (Whole-RA-integration), (3) the LA roof/posterior wall contours from the RA and right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) (Posterior-RA/RV-integration), and (4) all LA/PV contours from the RA and RVOT (Whole-RA/RV-integration)...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885742/catheter-ablation-in-the-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-associated-with-occlusion-of-left-anterior-descending-coronary-artery
#13
Daniel Benhayon, Eyal Nof, William W Chik, Francis Marchlinski
Major vessel injury during right ventricular outflow tract ablation is not something widely recognized, and routine evaluation of the left anterior descending artery (LAD) location in relation to the septal right ventricle is not routinely performed. In the present article we report a case of acute LAD occlusion after RVOT ablation and then illustrate the intimately close relationship of the left anterior descending artery to the anterior septal site of the RVOT (∼ 2-3 cm under the pulmonic valve), using a combination of intracardiac echocardiography and 3D electroanatomical mapping (EAM) recorded during a second case, in order to specifically point to the area at risk...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883351/-rivaroxaban-resistant-right-ventricular-thrombus-successfully-treated-with-vitamin-k-antagonist-in-a-patient-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#14
Waldemar Elikowski, Małgorzata Małek-Elikowska, Marek Słomczyński, Teresa Ganowicz-Kaatz, Andrzej Bolewski, Paweł Skrzywanek
: Rivaroxaban, a selective inhibitor of active factor X belongs to the group of direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOAC), more and more often replacing vitamin K antagonists (VKA) in venous thromboembolic disease and nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Attempts are also being made to use DOAC to treat locally formed intracardiac thrombi, mainly in the left atrium and its appendage, in atrial fibrillation and in heart failure. Rarely diagnosed local right ventricular thrombus (RVT) may be a complication of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)...
November 25, 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837084/intraoperative-diagnosis-of-intracardiac-thrombus-during-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-with-transesophageal-echocardiography-a-case-series-and-literature-review
#15
Adam A Dalia, Hisham Khan, Antolin S Flores
Anesthesia for orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is challenging for any anesthesiologist as the patients undergoing this procedure are among the most critically ill. Adding to the underlying complexity of OLT management is the rare complication of an intracardiac thrombus (ICT). Intracardiac thrombi can present following liver allograft reperfusion resulting in high morbidity and mortality. Currently there is no consensus treatment for ICT, and the gold standard for diagnosis is intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE); these 2 factors lead to a dangerous amalgam of the difficulty in diagnosing and treating the disease...
November 10, 2016: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834764/vascular-ring-diagnosis-and-management-notable-trends-over-25-years
#16
William N Evans, Ruben J Acherman, Michael L Ciccolo, Sergio A Carrillo, Gary A Mayman, Carlos F Luna, Robert C Rollins, William J Castillo, Humberto Restrepo
BACKGROUND: Vascular rings (VRs) are recognized as uncommon but not rare cardiovascular malformations. METHODS: We analyzed data from all patients born in Southern Nevada, who underwent diagnosis and management of VR from 1990 to 2015, RESULTS: From 1990 to 2015, a total of 92 patients were diagnosed prenatally and postnatally. Of the 92 patients, 73 (79%) had right aortic arch and aberrant left subclavian artery (RAA-ALS) with a left ductus arteriosus or ligamentum, 17 (19%) had a double aortic arch (DAA), and 2 (2%) had a pulmonary artery sling...
November 2016: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826136/vegetation-attached-to-the-left-interatrial-septal-surface-at-the-congenital-location-of-the-foramen-ovale-a-rare-occurrence
#17
Waqas Javed Siddiqui, Ishan Acharya, Praneet Iyer, Muhammad Yasir Khan, Muhammad Rafique, Anand Kaji, Ketan Gala
BACKGROUND Non-valvular mural infective endocarditis (IE) is a rare bacterial growth on cardiac walls. Several risk factors have been reported. Echocardiography is an important diagnostic modality for diagnosing vegetation attached to the intracardiac walls. CASE REPORT We present the case of a 57-year-old man admitted with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia due to an infected tunnelled hemodialyses catheter. Transthoracic echocardiogram did not show any abnormality, but transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) revealed a 1...
November 9, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807929/imaging-for-percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-closure
#18
Roshan Prakash, Jacqueline Saw
Percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) closure is increasingly performed worldwide as an alternative to long-term oral anticoagulation, especially for patients who are considered ineligible for anticoagulation. This is a complex procedure with success that hinges upon good understanding of the LAA and surrounding structures anatomy. Multimodality imaging can provide important three-dimensional appreciation of the LAA anatomy, which facilitates procedural safety and success. Thus, proceduralists and imagers involved with LAA closure should have good comprehension of such imaging modalities (cardiac CT angiography, transesophageal echocardiography, and/or intracardiac echocardiography) prior to embarking on this procedure...
November 3, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773399/a-novel-approach-in-the-use-of-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-of-septal-hypertrophy-in-hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy
#19
Abhijeet B Shelke, Rajeev Menon, Anuj Kapadiya, Sachin Yalagudri, Daljeet Saggu, Sandeep Nair, C Narasimhan
OBJECTIVE: Alcohol septal ablation (ASA) is a therapeutic alternative to surgical myectomy in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). However, the anatomical variability of the septal branch, risk of complete heart block, and late onset ventricular arrhythmias are limitations to its therapeutic usage. There is recent interest in the use of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) as a therapeutic option in HOCM. We aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of RFCA in the treatment of symptomatic HOCM...
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753105/dilemma-in-clinical-diagnosis-of-right-ventricular-masses
#20
Livija Sušić, Vedrana Baraban, Josip Vincelj, Lana Maričić, Jasmina Ćatić, Robert Blažeković, Spomenka Manojlović
Detection of an intracardiac mass always represents a clinical challenge. We present a 61-year-old female patient with symptoms of New York Heart Association class III. Two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography revealed a hypoechogenic mass in the cavity of the dilated right ventricle (RV). Cardiac MRI described a pathologic structure of the RV free wall with pedunculated tumor in its cavity. Three months later, on a repeated echocardiography, there were three individual masses. The patient underwent surgery and the pathohistologic report demonstrated thrombotic masses...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
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