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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918617/right-ventricular-thrombosis-combined-with-fetal-death-and-acrocyanosis-in-pregnancy
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Feridoun Sabzi, Aghigh Heidari
Prepartum or postpartum right ventricular thrombosis (RVT) is an exceedingly rare and potentially lethal phenomenon in pregnancy. We here report a case of a pregnant patient with near term pregnancy admitted for dyspnea, amniotic fluids discharge and labor pain in a gynecology center that an eight-month dead fetus was diagnosed and delivered vaginally by induction. A post delivery period was complicated by aggravation of her dyspnea and pleuritic chest pain that she referred for further evaluation in our cardiac center...
July 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917751/structural-characterization-of-electrochemically-and-in-vivo-generated-potential-metabolites-of-selected-cardiovascular-drugs-by-ec-uhplc-esi-ms-using-an-experimental-design-approach
#2
Małgorzata Szultka-Młyńska, Sylwia Bajkacz, Irena Baranowska, Bogusław Buszewski
In the last few years, a number of studies were conducted which aimed at understanding the mechanisms of cardiovascular drug, metabolism, and there is still the need to determine the metabolites of cardiac drugs for the purpose of metabolism control. In this study, we employ a direct combination of electrochemical oxidation and mass spectrometric (EC-MS) identification for monitoring the oxidation pathway of ten cardiovascular drugs (metoprolol, propranolol, propafenone, mexiletine, oxprenolol, pirbuterol, pindolol, cicloprolol, acebutolol and atenolol)...
January 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917559/predictors-and-outcomes-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-extended-to-the-second-generator
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Xuping Li, Dachun Yang, Fred Kusumoto, Win-Guang Shen, Siva Mulpuru, Shenghua Zhou, Jinjun Liang, Gang Wu, Mei Yang, Jin-Qu Liu, Paul A Friedman, Yong-Mei Cha
BACKGROUND: A proportion of patients who receive cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) with defibrillator (CRT-D) live to receive a second generator. Controversy exists on whether an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) should be offered to patients who have normalized or near normalized left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) at the time of generator replacement (GR). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate incidence of appropriate ICD therapy after CRT-D GR. METHODS: This series involved 1,026 consecutive patients who underwent CRT-D implant between January 2002 and December 2012...
September 13, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916477/nse-serum-levels-in-extracorporeal-life-support-patients-relevance-for-neurological-outcome
#4
Bernhard Floerchinger, Alois Philipp, Daniele Camboni, Maik Foltan, Dirk Lunz, Matthias Lubnow, York Zausig, Christof Schmid
BACKGROUND: Good neurological outcome is a major determinant after cardiac resuscitation. Extracorporeal life support may rapidly stabilize the patient, but cerebral ischemia remains a frequent complication relevant for further therapy. The aim of this study was to prove the value of NSE to indicate cerebral injury in patients with extracorporeal support after CPR. METHODS: 159 patients with CPR were included. NSE 48h peak levels and trends were tested for usability as predictive marker of brain injury, in-hospital mortality and long-term outcome...
September 12, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912726/cardiovascular-and-muscular-consequences-of-work-matched-interval-type-of-concentric-and-eccentric-pedaling-exercise-on-a-soft-robot
#5
Martin Flück, Rebekka Bosshard, Max Lungarella
Eccentric types of endurance exercise are an acknowledged alternative to conventional concentric types of exercise rehabilitation for the cardiac patient, because they reduce cardiorespiratory strain due to a lower metabolic cost of producing an equivalent mechanical output. The former contention has not been tested in a power- and work-matched situation of interval-type exercise under identical conditions because concentric and eccentric types of exercise pose specific demands on the exercise machinery, which are not fulfilled in current practice...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912041/postoperative-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-monitoring-for-the-assessment-of-the-magnitude-of-shunting-through-blalock-taussig-anastomoses
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Cristian Mirabile, Alessandra Mazzola, Liana Valeanu, Vanessa Lopez-Lopez, Claudio Barbanti, Camilla Biselli, Carole Hennequin, Sophie Malekzadeh-Milani, Mirela Bojan
BACKGROUND: The Modified Blalock-Taussig shunt (MBTS) is the most common palliative operation performed in patients with complex cardiac defects. Postoperative morbidity and mortality rates are high, mainly due to shunt thrombosis and over-shunting. Over-shunting may be difficult to identify postoperatively based on conventional criteria. Since plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) concentrations correlate with the magnitude of shunting in various left-to-right shunt cardiac defects, we investigated its ability to identify postoperative MBTS over-shunting...
September 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911896/patient-selection-and-outcomes-of-transfemoral-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-performed-with-monitored-anesthesia-care-versus-general-anesthesia
#7
Saroj Pani, John Cagino, Paul Feustel, Sridhar Reddy Musuku, Asim Raja, Natalie Bruno, Christopher Ursillo, Nathapong Arunakul, Constantine M Poulos, Michael Welljams-Dorof, Kevin Roberts, Mikhail Torosoff, Augustine Delago
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare outcomes of monitored anesthesia care (MAC) versus general anesthesia (GA) for transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TF-TAVR) and to describe a selection process for the administration of MAC. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of patients who underwent TF-TAVR under MAC or GA. SETTING: Department of Cardiac Anesthesia, Albany Medical Center, a tertiary university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Patients selected for TF-TAVR...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911510/long-term-prognostic-value-of-gasping-during-out-of-hospital-cardiac%C3%A2-arrest
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Guillaume Debaty, Jose Labarere, Ralph J Frascone, Marvin A Wayne, Robert A Swor, Brian D Mahoney, Robert M Domeier, Michael L Olinger, Brian J O'Neil, Demetris Yannopoulos, Tom P Aufderheide, Keith G Lurie
BACKGROUND: Gasping is a natural reflex that enhances oxygenation and circulation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). OBJECTIVES: This study sought to assess the relationship between gasping during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and 1-year survival with favorable neurological outcomes. METHODS: The authors prospectively collected incidence of gasping on all evaluable subjects in a multicenter, randomized, controlled, National Institutes of Health-funded out-of-hospital cardiac arrest clinical trial from August 2007 to July 2009...
September 19, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906362/are-we-ever-too-old-characteristics-and-outcome-of-octogenarians-admitted-to-a-medical-intensive-care-unit
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Johanna Maria Muessig, Maryna Masyuk, Amir Movahed Nia, Marcus Franz, Bjoern Kabisch, Malte Kelm, Christian Jung
The aging population increases the demand of intensive care unit (ICU) treatments. However, the availability of ICU beds is limited. Thus, ICU admission of octogenarians is considered controversial. The population above 80 years is a very heterogeneous group though, and age alone might not be the best predictor. Aim of this study was to analyze resource consumption and outcome of octogenarians admitted to a medical ICU to identify reliable survival predictors in a senescent society.This retrospective observational study analyzes 930 octogenarians and 5732 younger patients admitted to a medical ICU...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906150/safety-and-efficacy-of-a-ttr-specific-antisense-oligonucleotide-in-patients-with-transthyretin-amyloid-cardiomyopathy
#10
Merrill D Benson, Noel R Dasgupta, Stacy M Rissing, Jessica Smith, Harvey Feigenbaum
OBJECTIVES: Cardiomyopathy is a major cause of death in both the hereditary form of transthyretin (TTR) amyloidosis and the sporadic late-age-onset transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTR wild-type (ATTRwt)). Clinically disease progression from time of diagnosis to death is usually quoted as 5- to 15-years. In prior studies, significant progression of cardiac parameters in patients with moderate to severe cardiomyopathy has been noted within a 12-month time span. METHODS: The present study was designed to prospectively monitor changes in cardiac parameters, both structural and functional, in patients with ATTR cardiomyopathy while treated with a TTR specific antisense oligonucleotide (ASO; IONIS-TTR℞) designed to lower blood levels of the amyloid fibril precursor protein...
September 14, 2017: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904957/echocardiographic-techniques-of-deformation-imaging-in-the-evaluation-of-maternal-cardiovascular-system-in-patients-with-complicated-pregnancies
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REVIEW
Silvia Visentin, Chiara Palermo, Martina Camerin, Luciano Daliento, Denisa Muraru, Erich Cosmi, Luigi P Badano
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) represent the leading cause of maternal mortality and morbidity. Knowledge of CVD in women is constantly evolving and data are emerging that female-specific risk factors as complications of pregnancy are conditions associated with an increased risk for the long-term development of CVD. Echocardiography is a safe and effective imaging technique indicated in symptomatic or asymptomatic pregnant women with congenital heart diseases who require close monitoring of cardiac function...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904878/the-effects-of-different-physical-activities-on-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-hypertension-and-chronic-kidney-disease
#12
Márcio Galindo Kiuchi, Shaojie Chen, Neil Alexander Hoye
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is highly common, and is most frequently observed in individuals with hypertension and structural cardiac disease. Sympathetic hyperactivity plays a fundamental role in the progression, maintenance and aggravation of arrhythmia. Endurance exercise training clearly lowers sympathetic activity in sympathoexcitatory disease states, and is well-tolerated by patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: We assessed 50 CKD patients with hypertension...
September 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903763/troponin-as-ischemic-biomarker-is-related-with-all-three-echocardiographic-risk-factors-for-sudden-death-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-esc-guidelines-2014
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Rafał Hładij, Renata Rajtar-Salwa, Paweł Petkow Dimitrow
BACKGROUND: Sudden cardiac death (SCD) risk stratification is the most important preventive action in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The identification of the ischemia biomarker high sensitive troponin I (hs-TnI) role for this arrhythmic disease may provide additional information for SCD risk stratification. The aim of the study was to compare echocardiographic parameters (prognostic for risk stratification of SCD in HCM) among two subgroups of HCM patients: with elevated hs-TnI versus non-elevated hs-TnI level...
September 13, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903760/feasibility-of-detecting-myocardial-infarction-in-the-sheep-fetus-using-late-gadolinium-enhancement-cmr-imaging
#14
An Qi Duan, Mitchell C Lock, Sunthara Rajan Perumal, Jack R Darby, Jia Yin Soo, Joseph B Selvanayagam, Christopher K Macgowan, Mike Seed, Janna L Morrison
BACKGROUND: Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging has enabled the accurate assessment of myocardial infarction (MI). However, LGE CMR has not been performed successfully in the fetus, where it could be useful for animal studies of interventions to promote cardiac regeneration. We believe that LGE imaging could allow us to document the presence, extent and effect of MI in utero and would thereby expand our capacity for conducting fetal sheep MI research...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902662/circadian-hemodynamics-in-men-and-women-with-high-blood-pressure-dipper-vs-nondipper-and-racial-differences
#15
Andrew Sherwood, LaBarron K Hill, James A Blumenthal, Alan L Hinderliter
OBJECTIVE: The 'nondipping' pattern of circadian blood pressure (BP) variation is an established independent predictor of adverse cardiovascular outcomes. Although this phenomenon has been widely studied, its underlying circadian hemodynamics of cardiac output and systemic vascular resistance (SVR) have not been well characterized. We evaluated the hypothesis that BP nondipping would be associated with a blunted night-time reduction in SVR in a biracial sample of 140 (63 African-American and 77 white) men and women with elevated clinic BP (130-159/85-99 mmHg)...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901013/how-active-are-young-cardiac-device-patients-objective-assessment-of-activity-in-children-with-cardiac-devices
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Caridad M de la Uz, Ashley E Burch, Bruce Gunderson, Jodi Koehler, Samuel F Sears
BACKGROUND: The daily activity of pediatric patients with implantable cardiac devices provides behavioral evidence of functional outcomes. Modern devices provide continuous accelerometer data that is sensitive to movement, but normative values have not been published for pediatric activity rates. This study provides the first normative accelerometer data on activity rates in a large sample of pediatric cardiac device patients. METHODS: Patients were between 3 and 18 years old, (N = 1,905) and implanted with a cardiac device from a single device company, and enrolled in remote monitoring...
September 12, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900761/a-novel-multi-objective-physiological-control-system-for-rotary-left-ventricular-assist-devices
#17
Anastasios Petrou, Marcial Monn, Mirko Meboldt, Marianne Schmid Daners
Various control and monitoring algorithms have been proposed to improve the left-ventricular assist device (LVAD) therapy by reducing the still-occurring adverse events. We developed a novel multi-objective physiological control system that relies on the pump inlet pressure (PIP). Signal-processing algorithms have been implemented to extract the required features from the PIP. These features then serve for meeting various objectives: pump flow adaptation to the perfusion requirements, aortic valve opening for a predefined time, augmentation of the aortic pulse pressure, and monitoring of the LV pre- and afterload conditions as well as the cardiac rhythm...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900519/point-of-care-ultrasound-in-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-a-concise-review
#18
REVIEW
Pablo Blanco, Carmen Martínez Buendía
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a widely used tool in critical care areas, allowing for the performance of accurate diagnoses and thus enhancing the decision-making process. Every major organ or system can be safely evaluated with POCUS. In that respect, the utility of POCUS in cardiac arrest is gaining interest. In this article, we will review the actual role of ultrasound in cardiac arrest and the main POCUS protocols focused to this scenario as well as discuss the potential role of POCUS in monitoring the efficacy of the chest compressions...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899536/utility-of-new-generation-pacemakers-in-sleep-apnea-screening
#19
Margarida Dias, Inês Gonçalves, Bruno Amann, Pedro Marques, Cristina Martinho, Catarina Leitão, Rita Pinto Basto, João de Sousa, Paula Pinto, Cristina Bárbara
OBJECTIVE: Patients with cardiac pacemakers present a high prevalence of undiagnosed sleep apnea syndrome (SAS). New-generation pacemakers have algorithms that identify sleep respiratory events. Our aim was to evaluate their accuracy in the diagnosis of SAS. METHODS: We performed a prospective study that included patients with new-generation pacemakers (Reply 200 pacemakers). All patients underwent a polysomnography (PSG). On the same night, the respiratory disturbance index of the PSG (RDI-PSG) and of the pacemaker (RDI-PM) were recorded...
September 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899471/-a-report-of-two-children-with-fever-headache-and-purpura
#20
Hong-Bo Xu, Mei Tan, Jian Lu, Mao-Qiang Tian, Yan Chen
In this study, two school-aged children had an acute onset in spring and had the manifestations of fever, headache, vomiting, disturbance of consciousness, purpura and ecchymosis, and positive meningeal irritation sign. There were increases in peripheral white blood cells and neutrophils, but reductions in the hemoglobin level and platelet count in the two children. They had a significant increase in C-reactive protein. There were hundreds or thousands of white blood cells in the cerebrospinal fluid, mainly neutrophils...
September 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
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