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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451509/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-blood-volume-changes-in-acute-heart-failure-a-brief-practical-guide
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Paola Ciancetta, Salvatore M Maggiore, Flavia Petrini, Raffaele De Caterina
The correct management of acute heart failure continues to pose diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. In particular, administering the right type and dose of fluids and drugs, thus avoiding fluid overload while establishing organ perfusion, is of key importance in stabilizing critical patients and improving prognosis. A correct estimate of the fluid volume status, however, may be difficult, as the invasive evaluation of cardiac filling pressures by cardiac catheterization is limited in routine medical practice, and there is no universal consensus on the best tools for its non-invasive evaluation...
January 2018: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451305/treading-slowly-through-hypoxic-waters-dichloroacetate-to-the-rescue
#2
Golam Mezbah Uddin, Kim L Ho, Gary D Lopaschuk
Metabolic flexibility is compromised during myocardial hypoxia and the development of heart failure. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
February 16, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451101/severe-tricuspid-regurgitation-and-seizure-on-postpartum-day-10-case-report-of-late-postpartum-eclampsia
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Martin Vanden Eede, Matthew Schroyens
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: Late postpartum eclampsia is characterized by pre-eclampsia and tonic-clonic seizures presenting more than 48 hours postpartum. It is a rare, frightening and dangerous complication that requires rapid recognition and adequate treatment. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: We present a case of late postpartum eclampsia, initially diagnosed as right-sided heart failure, 10 days postpartum.Two days after the delivery she developed mild swelling of both feet, progressive shortness of breath on exertion and orthopnea...
February 16, 2018: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450594/position-paper-for-the-organization-of-ecmo-programs-for-cardiac-failure-in-adults
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449367/load-independent-systolic-and-diastolic-right-ventricular-function-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-as-assessed-by-resting-and-handgrip-exercise-pressure-volume-loops
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Karl-Philipp Rommel, Maximilian von Roeder, Christian Oberueck, Konrad Latuscynski, Christian Besler, Stephan Blazek, Thomas Stiermaier, Karl Fengler, Volker Adams, Marcus Sandri, Axel Linke, Gerhard Schuler, Holger Thiele, Philipp Lurz
BACKGROUND: Although systolic right ventricular (RV) dysfunction has been shown to be a potent predictor for adverse outcomes in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), RV functional abnormalities in the course of the syndrome are not well characterized. We, therefore, sought to assess load-independent and load-dependent systolic and diastolic characteristics of RV function in stable outpatients with HFpEF. METHODS AND RESULTS: We invasively obtained RV and left ventricular pressure-volume loops in 24 HFpEF patients and 9 patients without heart failure symptoms with a conductance catheter during basal conditions and handgrip exercise...
February 2018: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448998/cardiac-amyloidosis-from-clinical-suspicion-to-morphological-diagnosis
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REVIEW
Pavla Flodrova, Patrik Flodr, Tomas Pika, Jiri Vymetal, Dusan Holub, Petr Dzubak, Marian Hajduch, Vlastimil Scudla
Amyloidosis is a heterogeneous group of diseases characterised by extracellular accumulation of amyloid in various tissues and organs of the body, leading to alteration and destruction of tissues. Heart involvement is the most important prognostic factor in patients with systemic amyloidosis and the diagnosis and typing of amyloid must be made properly. The clinical picture shows congestive heart failure with predominant right-sided heart failure symptoms in fully developed disease, various types of arrhythmias and characteristic electrocardiography and echocardiography findings...
February 12, 2018: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445985/acute-pericarditis-following-second-generation-cryoballoon-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Giacomo Mugnai, Carlo de Asmundis, Saverio Iacopino, Erwin Ströker, Massimo Longobardi, Maria Claudia Negro, Valentina De Regibus, Hugo Enrique Coutino-Moreno, Ken Takarada, Rajin Choudhury, Juan Pablo Abugattas de Torres, Cesare Storti, Pedro Brugada, Gian-Battista Chierchia
PURPOSE: Acute pericarditis is a minor complication following atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation procedures. The aim of the study was to evaluate the incidence and clinical aspects of pericarditis following cryoballoon (CB) ablation of AF investigating a possible association with procedural characteristics and a possible relationship with post-ablation recurrences. METHODS: Four hundred fifty consecutive patients (male 73%, age 59.9 ± 11.2 years) with drug-resistant paroxysmal AF who underwent CB ablation as index procedure were enrolled...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445057/utility-of-fluid-assessment-based-on-the-intrathoracic-impedance-monitoring-in-a-peripartum-woman-with-heart-disease
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Atsushi Daimon, Chizuko A Kamiya, Masami Sawada, Yusuke Ueda, Chinami Horiuchi, Takekazu Miyoshi, Mitsuhiro Tsuritani, Naoko Iwanaga, Reiko Neki, Hideo Okamura, Shingo Kusano, Jun Yoshimatsu
Recently, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) have become capable of monitoring intrathoracic impedance to detect an increased fluid volume and heart failure. Pregnancy is a well-known cause of an increased body fluid volume; however, it is not clear whether the measurement of intrathoracic impedance by ICD is clinically useful for precisely detecting heart failure in pregnant women. We herein report the case of a 39-year-old woman with an ICD that had been implanted after an event of ventricular fibrillation due to severe aortic regurgitation with a bicuspid aortic valve...
February 14, 2018: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445001/interventional-treatment-of-severe-tricuspid-regurgitation-early-clinical-experience-in-a-multicenter-observational-first-in-man-study
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Alexander Lauten, Hans R Figulla, Axel Unbehaun, Neil Fam, Joachim Schofer, Torsten Doenst, Joerg Hausleiter, Marcus Franz, Christian Jung, Henryk Dreger, David Leistner, Brunilda Alushi, Anja Stundl, Ulf Landmesser, Volkmar Falk, Karl Stangl, Michael Laule
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter caval valve implantation is under evaluation as a treatment option for inoperable patients with severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR). The procedure involves the catheter-based implantation of bioprosthetic valves in the inferior vena cava and superior vena cava to treat symptoms associated with TR. This study is the first to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of this interventional concept. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-five patients (mean age, 73...
February 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444338/construct-validity-of-the-heart-failure-screening-tool-heart-fast-to-identify-heart-failure-patients-at-risk-of-poor-self-care-rasch-analysis
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Nicholas A Reynolds, Chantal F Ski, Samantha M McEvedy, David R Thompson, Jan Cameron
AIM: To psychometrically evaluate the Heart Failure Screening Tool (Heart-FaST) via: i) examination of internal construct validity; ii) testing of scale function in accordance with design; and iii) recommendation for change/s, if items are not well adjusted, to improve psychometric credential. BACKGROUND: Self-care is vital to the management of heart failure. The Heart-FaST may provide a prospective assessment of risk, regarding the likelihood that patients with heart failure will engage in self-care...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442615/endovenous-varicose-vein-treatment-in-patients-with-right-heart-failure-and-tricuspid-valve-regurgitation-a-relative-contraindication
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Katherine Hulme, Thodur Vasudevan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442199/multisite-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-for-traditional-and-non-traditional-indications
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Avishag Laish-Farkash, Sharon Bruoha, Vladimir Khalameizer, Chaim Yosefy, Yoav Michowitz, Mahmoud Suleiman, Amos Katz
PURPOSE: Multisite cardiac resynchronization therapy (MSCRT) with dual-vein left ventricular (LV) pacing has theoretical advantages over conventional CRT in faster and more physiological LV activation. We aimed to define indications, feasibility, safety, acute, and long-term results of MSCRT. METHODS: All patients implanted with MSCRT during 2008-2014 in a single center were reviewed and analyzed. RESULTS: Thirty-nine patients (90% CRT-defibrillators, 64 ± 9 years, 85% male, 74% ischemic etiology) were included...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436798/a-road-to-the-heart-from-uterine-closet-a-case-report
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Aghygh Heidari, Samsam Dabiri, Feridoun Sabzi
Angiosarcomas of the uterine is a malignant and poor prognostic tumor and can either be a primary sarcoma or arising secondary to radiotherapy of a more complex tumor. Primary uterine angiosarcomas are exceptional and probably arise from embryonic vascular remnants, teratoma or from the rich uterine vasculature. We reported a rare case of primary angiosarcoma of uterine that at the time of diagnosis presented with sign and symptom of local and distant metastasis. The patient presented with dyspnea, chest pain, and history of vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain...
January 2018: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435789/chronic-right-ventricular-pacing-in-the-heart-failure-population
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REVIEW
Justin Gould, Benjamin Sieniewicz, Bradley Porter, Baldeep Sidhu, Christopher A Rinaldi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We review the trials that have demonstrated potentially harmful effects from right ventricular (RV) apical pacing as well as reviewing the evidence of alternative RV pacing sites and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) for patients who have heart failure and atrioventricular (AV) block. RECENT FINDINGS: The role of CRT in patients with AV block and impaired left ventricular function remains an important consideration. The BLOCK HF trial demonstrated better outcomes with CRT pacing over RV pacing in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) and AV block who were expected to have a high RV pacing burden, but failed to demonstrate a mortality benefit...
February 12, 2018: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435641/wave-intensity-as-a-useful-modality-for-assessing-ventilation-perfusion-imbalance-in-subclinical-patients-with-hypertension
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Yoshie Nogami, Yoshihiro Seo, Masayoshi Yamamoto, Tomoko Ishizu, Kazutaka Aonuma
Wave intensity (WI) is a novel noninvasive index of circulatory dynamics that reflects ventriculo-arterial coupling. It is calculated as the product of the first derivative of blood pressure and that of flow velocity measured by carotid echocardiography. This study aimed to clarify the clinical implications of WI and its relation with carbon dioxide production (VE/VCO 2 slope). Twenty-one healthy volunteers (control group) and 21 patients with hypertension (HT group) underwent cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPX) and exercise stress echocardiography...
February 12, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433967/role-of-myocardial-collagen-degradation-and-fibrosis-in-right-ventricle-dysfunction-in-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-after-atrial-switch
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Magalie Ladouceur, Stephanie Baron, Valérie Nivet-Antoine, Gérard Maruani, Gilles Soulat, Helena Pereira, Anne Blanchard, Pierre Boutouyrie, Jean Louis Paul, Elie Mousseaux
BACKGROUND: Heart failure is a serious event in patients with transposition of the great arteries (D-TGA) after atrial redirection surgery. We aimed to determine the association between myocardial fibrosis and systolic and diastolic systemic right ventricle (sRV) dysfunction. METHODS: Diastolic and systolic function of sRV was prospectively assessed using echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) in 48 patients with atrially switched D-TGA and 26 healthy subjects...
January 31, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431384/cardiomyopathy-an-overview
#17
Jay Brieler, Matthew A Breeden, Jane Tucker
The definition and classification of cardiomyopathy have evolved considerably in recent years. Cardiomyopathy can be separated into primary (genetic, mixed, or acquired) and secondary categories, which result in varied phenotypes including dilated, hypertrophic, and restrictive patterns. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most common primary cardiomyopathy and can cause exertional dyspnea, presyncope, atypical chest pain, heart failure, and sudden cardiac death. Dilated cardiomyopathy can be genetic or acquired and typically presents with classic symptoms of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction...
November 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430659/coronary-sinus-thrombosis-echocardiographic-visualization-in-a-patient-with-known-risk-factors
#18
Gregory Milligan, John C Moscona
Coronary sinus thrombosis is a rare and often overlooked diagnosis that can have fatal consequences. We report a case of acute coronary sinus thrombosis in a patient with systolic heart failure who had undergone recent right-heart catheterization. The patient presented with recurrent presyncope, syncope, and shortness of breath. An echogenic focus consistent with a coronary sinus thrombus was visualized on transthoracic echocardiography that had not been seen previously on recent imaging. The patient was managed on oral anticoagulation...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430444/heart-lung-interactions-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-pathophysiology-detection-and-management-strategies
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REVIEW
Fernando Suarez Sipmann, Arnoldo Santos, Gerardo Tusman
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is the most severe form of acute respiratory failure characterized by diffuse alveolar and endothelial damage. The severe pathophysiological changes in lung parenchyma and pulmonary circulation together with the effects of positive pressure ventilation profoundly affect heart lung interactions in ARDS. The term pulmonary vascular dysfunction (PVD) refers to the specific involvement of the vascular compartment in ARDS and is expressed clinically by an increase in pulmonary arterial (PA) pressure and pulmonary vascular resistance both affecting right ventricular (RV) afterload...
January 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428497/pleural-effusions-in-acute-decompensated-heart-failure-prevalence-and-prognostic-implications
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José Luis Morales-Rull, Silvia Bielsa, Alicia Conde-Martel, Oscar Aramburu-Bodas, Pau Llàcer, Miguel Angel Quesada, Iván Suárez-Pedreira, Luis Manzano, Manuel Montero-Pérez Barquero, José M Porcel
BACKGROUND: The incidence of pleural effusions (PEs) in acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is not well established. We aimed to determine their prevalence, clinical characteristics and prognostic implications. METHODS: Retrospective review of 3245 consecutive patients with ADHF from the Spanish RICA Registry. The clinical characteristics of those with or without PEs on chest radiographs were compared and a predictive PE model was generated. RESULTS: Patient's median age was 80 years and 60% had a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) >50%...
February 7, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
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