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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912820/granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-with-myocarditis-and-ventricular-tachycardia
#1
Ramy Magdy Hanna, Eduardo Lopez, James Wilson
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), previously known as Wegener's granulomatosis, is a pulmonary-renal syndrome affecting small and medium sized blood vessels. The disease has a prevalence in studies ranging from 3 to 15.7 cases per 100,000, with a noted increasing incidence and prevalence in more recent studies. Pulmonary manifestations include hemorrhage, lung cavitary lesions, and pulmonary fibrosis. Within the kidney, GPA is known to cause rapidly progressive pauci-immune crescentic glomerulonephritis...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912416/a-case-of-tranexamic-acid-as-adjunctive-treatment-for-chronic-subdural-hematoma-with-multiple-recurrences
#2
Ronni Mikkelsen, Thorkil Anker-Møller, Anne-Mette Hvas, Niels Sunde
BACKGROUND Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is a common neurosurgical condition that is treated using a cranial burr hole evacuation procedure, but recurrence is common. The use of anticoagulant therapy can increase the risk of developing a recurrent subdural hematoma. We present a challenging case of a patient on long-term anticoagulant therapy following previous aortic and aortic valve surgery who had CSDH with multiple recurrences and was ultimately treated with tranexamic acid as an adjunct to surgery. CASE REPORT A male patient in his mid-sixties presented with a headache and bilateral CSDH...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911943/heterozygous-deletion-of-akt1-rescues-cardiac-contractility-but-not-hypertrophy-in-a-mouse-model-of-noonan-syndrome-with-multiple-lentigines
#3
Rajika Roy, Maike Krenz
Noonan Syndrome with Multiple Lentigines (NSML) is associated with congenital heart disease in form of pulmonary valve stenosis and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Genetically, NSML is primarily caused by mutations in the non-receptor protein tyrosine phosphatase SHP2. Importantly, certain SHP2 mutations such as Q510E can cause a particularly severe form of HCM with heart failure in infancy. Due to lack of insight into the underlying pathomechanisms, an effective custom-tailored therapy to prevent heart failure in these patients has not yet been found...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904734/a-17-year-old-male-with-a-small-bowel-neuroendocrine-tumor-flushing-differential-diagnosis
#4
Maria Alejandra Forero Molina, Elizabeth Garcia, Deyanira Gonzalez-Devia, Rafael García-Duperly, Alonso Vera
BACKGROUND: Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are heterogeneous neoplasms that originate from cells with a secretory function. Small bowel NETs (SB-NETs) are related to serotonin hypersecretion which causes: flushing, diarrhea, abdominal pain, bronchoconstriction and heart involvement, also known as carcinoid syndrome (CS). CS can be confused with an allergic reaction and thus should be considered as a differential diagnosis in the allergy consult. We present the case of a pediatric patient initially referred under the suspicion of food allergies...
2017: World Allergy Organization Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904058/evaluation-of-lipoprotein-a-electrophoretic-and-immunoassay-methods-in-discriminating-risk-of-calcific-aortic-valve-disease-and-incident-coronary-heart-disease-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Jing Cao, Brian T Steffen, Weihua Guan, Matthew Budoff, Erin D Michos, Jorge R Kizer, Wendy S Post, Michael Y Tsai
BACKGROUND: A number of lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] analytical techniques are available that quantify distinct particle components, yet their clinical efficacy has not been comprehensively evaluated. This study determined whether Lp(a) mass [Lp(a)-M], Lp(a) cholesterol content [Lp(a)-C], and particle concentration [Lp(a)-P] differentially discriminated risk of calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) or incident coronary heart disease (CHD) among 4679 participants of the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)...
September 13, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884028/spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-a-rare-manifestation-of-alport-syndrome
#6
Amornpol Anuwatworn, Prince Sethi, Kelly Steffen, Orvar Jonsson, Marian Petrasko
Alport syndrome (AS) is a genetic disorder due to inheritance of genetic mutations which lead to production of abnormal type IV collagen. AS has been associated with renal, auditory, and ocular diseases due to the presence of abnormal alpha chains of type IV collagen in the glomerulus, cochlea, cornea, lens, and retina. The resulting disorder includes hereditary nephritis, corneal opacities, anterior lenticonus, fleck retinopathy, temporal retinal thinning, and sensorineural deafness. Aortic and aortic valve pathologies have been described as extrarenal manifestations of AS in multiple case reports...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883719/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-asian-copd-patients
#7
Kuang-Ming Liao, Chung-Yu Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence and risk factors of atrial fibrillation (AF) in Asian chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We selected a study population older than 40 years with a COPD diagnosis and who had used at least one inhaled bronchodilator medication between 1998 and 2012. The date of the index COPD diagnosis was defined as the index date. We excluded patients with a history of AF, significant mitral valve disease, disorders of the thyroid gland, or ischemic heart disease before the index date...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882282/acute-success-of-balloon-aortic-valvuloplasty-in-the-current-era-a-national-cardiovascular-data-registry-study
#8
Brian A Boe, Jeffrey D Zampi, Kevin F Kennedy, Natalie Jayaram, Diego Porras, Susan R Foerster, Aimee K Armstrong
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate practice patterns and outcomes of a contemporary group of patients undergoing balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) for congenital aortic stenosis (AS). BACKGROUND: BAV is the most common treatment for isolated congenital AS. METHODS: Within the IMPACT (Improving Pediatric and Adult Congenital Treatments) Registry, all BAV procedures performed between January 2011 and March 2015 were identified...
September 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874131/a-chronic-hemodialysis-patient-with-isolated-pulmonary-valve-infective-endocarditis-caused-by-non-albicans-candida-a-rare-case-and-literature-review
#9
Chih-Hao Chang, Myo-Ming Huang, Dong-Feng Yeih, Kuo-Cheng Lu, Yi-Chou Hou
BACKGROUND: Isolated pulmonary valve infective endocarditis caused by Candida is rare in chronic hemodialysis patients. The 2009 Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines suggest the combined use of surgery and antibiotics to treat candidiasis; however, successful nonsurgical treatment of Candida endocarditis has been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: A 63-year-old woman with end-stage kidney disease was admitted to our hospital after experiencing disorientation for 5 days...
September 6, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820553/is-transcatheter-tricuspid-valve-in-valve-implantation-feasible-in-the-presence-of-right-atrial-thrombus
#10
Jan Henzel, Zofia Dzielińska, Marek Konka, Maciej Dąbrowski, Marcin Protasiewicz, Adam Witkowski, Marcin Demkow
The case is reported of a successful transcatheter implantation of an Edwards SAPIEN 3 valve (29 mm) into a failing tricuspid bioprosthesis (Sorin Pericarbon, 31 mm). The procedure was performed in a 69-year-old woman with post-rheumatic mitral and tricuspid valve disease. Multiple previous cardiac surgeries precluded the use of another surgical approach. A large, organized, two-piece thrombus in the enlarged right atrium was not considered an absolute contraindication to the procedure. The SAPIEN 3 valve was implanted under general anesthesia, via a femoral venous access, under three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography guidance...
March 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815188/painless-aortic-dissection-diagnostic-dilemma-with-fatal-outcomes-what-do-we-learn
#11
Saeeda Fatima, Konika Sharma
Aortic dissection is the most catastrophic clinical condition that involves the aorta. It has a high mortality as well as high rate of misdiagnosis due to frequent unusual presentation. Typically, it presents with acute chest, back, and tearing abdominal pain. However, it can present atypically with minimal or no pain, making diagnosis difficult. Physicians should always suspect acute aortic dissection in patients with certain clinical conditions like difficult-to-control hypertension, giant cell arteritis, bicuspid aortic valve, intracranial aneurysms, simple renal cysts, family history of aortic disease, and Marfan syndrome, especially when a patient presents with ischemic symptoms involving multiple organ without an obvious cause...
July 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811941/seizure-associated-takotsubo-syndrome-a-rare-combination
#12
Htay Htay Kyi, Nour Aljariri Alhesan, Sunil Upadhaya, Samer Al Hadidi
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is increasingly recognized in neurocritical care population especially in postmenopausal females. We are presenting a 61-year-old African American female with past medical history of epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and hypertension who presented with multiple episodes of seizures due to noncompliance with antiepileptic medications. She was on telemetry which showed ST alarm. Electrocardiogram (ECG) was ordered and showed ST elevation in anterolateral leads and troponins were positive...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761684/osteopontin-predicts-clinical-outcome-in-patients-after-treatment-of-severe-aortic-stenosis-with-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-tavi
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Matthias Lutz, Nora von Ingersleben, Moritz Lambers, Mark Rosenberg, Sandra Freitag-Wolf, Astrid Dempfle, Georg Lutter, Johanne Frank, Peter Bramlage, Norbert Frey, Derk Frank
OBJECTIVE: Osteopontin (OPN) is an extracellular matrix protein that plays an integral role in myocardial remodelling and has previously been shown to be a valuable biomarker in cardiovascular disease. Because of the concentric myocardial hypertrophy associated with severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS), we hypothesised that OPN expression may have a prognostic value in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). METHODS: We prospectively included 217 patients undergoing TAVI between February 2011 and December 2013 with a median follow-up of 349 days...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759513/importance-of-early-detection-and-cardiovascular-surgical-intervention-in-marfan-syndrome
#14
Rita DelloStritto, Steve Branham, Christina Chemmachel, Jayna Patel, Dayna Skolkin, Salima Gilani, Klever Uleanya
Marfan syndrome is an autosomal dominant connective tissue disorder that affects multiple systems, including the skeletal, ligamentous, oculofacial, pulmonary, abdominal, neurological, and cardiovascular systems. Cardiovascular complications, which involve the aorta and aortic valve, contribute most significantly to patient morbidity and mortality. A literature review was conducted on pathophysiology of the disease and recommendations for early diagnosis and treatment. Diagnosis largely relies on clinical features and a thorough history...
July 2017: Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752019/complex-frontal-pneumosinus-dilatans-associated-with-meningioma-a-report-of-two-cases-and-associated-literature-review
#15
Sara Timms, Raj Lakhani, Steve Connor, Claire Hopkins
Introduction  Pneumosinus dilatans (PSD) is a rare phenomenon involving the expansion of the paranasal sinuses, without bony destruction or a mass. Previously documented cases have demonstrated simple expansion of a solitary air cell. We present two unique cases of PSD in the presence of meningioma, in which complex new cells developed within the frontal sinus. One of the two patients developed associated sinus disease. Case 1  A 28-year-old man presented with facial pain. A computed tomography scan showed an abnormally enlarged, septated right frontal sinus, not present on childhood scans...
July 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751850/anmco-sic-sici-gise-sicch-executive-summary-of-consensus-document-on-risk-stratification-in-elderly-patients-with-aortic-stenosis-before-surgery-or-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
#16
Giovanni Pulignano, Michele Massimo Gulizia, Samuele Baldasseroni, Francesco Bedogni, Giovanni Cioffi, Ciro Indolfi, Francesco Romeo, Adriano Murrone, Francesco Musumeci, Alessandro Parolari, Leonardo Patanè, Paolo Giuseppe Pino, Annalisa Mongiardo, Carmen Spaccarotella, Roberto Di Bartolomeo, Giuseppe Musumeci
Aortic stenosis is one of the most frequent valvular diseases in developed countries, and its impact on public health resources and assistance is increasing. A substantial proportion of elderly people with severe aortic stenosis is not eligible to surgery because of the advanced age, frailty, and multiple co-morbidities. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) enables the treatment of very elderly patients at high or prohibitive surgical risk considered ineligible for surgery and with an acceptable life expectancy...
May 2017: European Heart Journal Supplements: Journal of the European Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748509/clinical-characteristics-and-thrombosis-outcomes-of-paediatric-antiphospholipid-syndrome-analysis-of-58-patients
#17
Jingran Ma, Hongmei Song, Min Wei, Yanyan He
The study aims to analyse the clinical and immunological manifestations of paediatric antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) in patients, based on the 2006 revised classification criteria of definite APS. Fifty-eight paediatric patients with APS were enrolled and analysed retrospectively. A total of 37 female and 21 male patients with a mean age of 14 ± 3 years at disease onset were included. Fourteen (24%) cases were primary APS, and 40 (69%) cases were secondary to systemic lupus erythaematosus (SLE). Anti-nuclear antibody (ANA) positivity and hypocomplementemia were more common in secondary APS than in primary APS...
July 26, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735063/serum-uric-acid-as-a-simple-risk-factor-in-patients-with-rheumatic-heart-disease-undergoing-valve-replacement-surgery
#18
Xue-Biao Wei, Lei Jiang, Yuan-Hui Liu, Du Feng, Peng-Cheng He, Jiyan Chen, Dan-Qing Yu, Ning Tan
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the relationship between admission serum uric acid (SUA) and in-hospital and one-year mortality after valve replacement surgery (VRS) for patients with rheumatic heart disease (RHD). METHODS: One-thousand five-hundred thirty-six consecutive patients with RHD undergoing VRS were divided into 4 groups based on the quartiles of SUA on admission. The association between SUA and adverse outcomes was analyzed. RESULTS: The in-hospital mortality (2...
July 19, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728656/the-prognostic-effects-of-coronary-disease-severity-and-completeness-of-revascularization-on-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
#19
Guy Witberg, Ehud Regev, Shmuel Chen, Abbid Assali, Israel M Barbash, David Planer, Hana Vaknin-Assa, Victor Guetta, Vojislav Vukasinovic, Katia Orvin, Haim D Danenberg, Amit Segev, Ran Kornowski
OBJECTIVES: The study sought to examine the effect of coronary artery disease (CAD) on mortality in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). BACKGROUND: CAD is common in the TAVR population. However, there are conflicting data on the prognostic significance of CAD and its treatment in this population. METHODS: The authors analyzed 1,270 consecutive patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) undergoing TAVR at 3 Israeli centers...
July 24, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723794/thrombosis-and-antiphospholipid-antibody-syndrome-during-acute-q-fever-a-cross-sectional-study
#20
Matthieu Million, Nathalie Bardin, Simon Bessis, Nadia Nouiakh, Charlaine Douliery, Sophie Edouard, Emmanouil Angelakis, Annick Bosseray, Olivier Epaulard, Stéphanie Branger, Bernard Chaudier, Karine Blanc-Laserre, Nicole Ferreira-Maldent, Elisa Demonchy, France Roblot, Jacques Reynes, Felix Djossou, Camelia Protopopescu, Patrizia Carrieri, Laurence Camoin-Jau, Jean-Louis Mege, Didier Raoult
Q fever is a neglected and potentially fatal disease. During acute Q fever, antiphospholipid antibodies are very prevalent and have been associated with fever, thrombocytopenia, acquired heart valve disease, and progression to chronic endocarditis. However, thrombosis, the main clinical criterion of the 2006 updated classification of the antiphospholipid syndrome, has not been assessed in this context. To test whether thrombosis is associated with antiphospholipid antibodies and whether the criteria for antiphospholipid syndrome can be met in patients with acute Q fever, we conducted a cross-sectional study at the French National Referral Center for Q fever...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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