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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780643/late-diagnosis-of-anomalous-aortic-origin-of-a-coronary-artery-from-the-inappropriate-sinus-of-valsalva-during-investigation-of-chest-pain
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Brunna Priscylla Américo Carvalho, Marcio Antônio Dos Santos, Wilson Pedro Guimarães Neto, Júlio César Queiroz De França, Márcio Rogério de Souza Braite, Rodrigo Bottura De Araújo, Isabella Gomes Carvalho, Moacir Fernandes de Godoy
In this work are reported two cases of anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA), with the left main coronary artery (LMCA) arising at the right sinus of Valsalva in a 77-year-old woman and in a 79-year-old man submitted to angiography after positive ischemic tests. The origin of the LMCA or the left descendant artery (LDA) from the right sinus of Valsalva has a prevalence of 0.2%, the origin of the circumflex artery (CXA) from the right sinus 0.5%, and the origin of the right coronary artery (RCA) from the left sinus of Valsalva has a prevalence of 0...
2018: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769489/pattern-of-disease-among-patients-attending-cardiology-outpatient-department-of-a-private-hospital-of-mymensingh-bangladesh
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G K Paul, B Sen, M K Khan, T K Bhowmik, T A Khan, A K Roy
Epidemiologic transition is taking place in every part of the world. Cardiovascular diseases became the most common cause of death accounting for 30% of deaths worldwide, with 80% of the burden now occurring in developing countries. The objective of the study was to assess the Pattern of disease among patients attending Cardiology outpatient department of a private hospital. The cross sectional descriptive type of observational study was conducted among 550 patients attending Cardiology outpatient department (COPD) of Sodesh Hospital, Mymensingh, Bangladesh from March 2016 to June 2016...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769019/comparison-of-outcomes-in-emergency-department-patients-with-suspected-cardiac-chest-pain-two-centre-prospective-observational-study-in-southern-china
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Huilin Jiang, Yunmei Li, Junrong Mo, Xiaohui Chen, Min Li, Peiyi Lin, Kevin K C Hung, Timothy H Rainer, Colin A Graham
BACKGROUND: Hong Kong (HK) and Guangzhou (GZ) are cities in China with different healthcare systems. This study aimed to compare 30-day and 6-month mortality and characteristics of patients with suspected cardiac chest pain admitted to two emergency departments (ED) in HK and GZ. METHODS: A prospective observational study enrolled patients with suspected cardiac chest pain presenting to EDs in the Prince of Wales Hospital (PWH), HK and the Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University (AHGZMU),GZ...
May 16, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768378/cerebral-infarction-as-initial-presentation-in-stress-cardiomyopathy-case-report-and-literature-review
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Qiongying Wang, Heng Yu, Cheng Jiang, Runmin Sun, Miaomiao Qi, Shougang Sun, Guangli Xu, Hongbin Cai, Zhenchang Zhang, Feng Zhao, Xiaoqing Kou, Jing Yu, Feng Bai
RATIONALE: The typical symptoms of stress cardiomyopathy include sudden-onset chest pain and breathlessness or collapse as well as classical symptoms of cardiovascular disease; however, rare reports have described nervous system symptoms as the initial manifestation. Here, we report the case of a young man who presented with a large cerebral infarction as the main clinical symptom of stress cardiomyopathy to increase recognition of the disease. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 28-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for sudden-onset weakness of the right limbs and unconsciousness for 1 day...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768320/monocyte-chemoattractant-protein-1-as-a-predictor-of-coronary-atherosclerosis-in-patients-receiving-coronary-angiography
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Simon A Mahler, Thomas C Register, Robert F Riley, Ralph B D'Agostino, Jason P Stopyra, Chadwick D Miller
BACKGROUND: Animal studies suggest that monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) is a promising biomarker for coronary artery atherosclerosis (CAA), but human studies have been inconclusive. OBJECTIVE: To determine potential relationships between plasma MCP-1 and CAA in patients with acute chest pain. METHODS: A secondary analysis of 150 patients enrolled in emergency department chest pain risk stratification clinical investigations was conducted...
June 2018: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768317/heart-failure-episodes-of-missed-major-cardiac-events-when-applying-the-heart-pathway-to-an-observation-unit-population
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Alan Tesson, Rami Abdo, Aparna Kamath, Joanne Sutter, Rachel Cline, Sarah L Hale, Jonathan Bae, Lalit Verma
OBJECTIVE: The HEART Pathway risk prediction tool (HEART score plus serial troponin measures at 0 and 3 hours post-presentation) is used to identify low-risk patients with chest pain who may qualify for safe, early discharge. We calculated the percentage of patients in our observation unit that qualified as low risk using HEART Pathway, as well as their associated outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed charts on 966 consecutive patients admitted to our observation unit for chest pain (January 2015 to February 2016); HEART Pathway scores were retrospectively calculated and serial cardiac troponin values logged...
June 2018: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756524/chest-pain-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-risk-and-cardiology-referral-in-primary-care
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Vishaal Buch, Hayley Ralph, Joanne Salas, Paul J Hauptman, Dawn Davis, Jeffrey F Scherrer
BACKGROUND: The atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) 10-year risk estimate is recommended by cardiologists for determining risk of a cardiac event. However, the majority of patients presenting to primary care with chest pain have noncardiac etiologies. Therefore, we determined if high versus low ASCVD risk was associated with primary care physicians' referral to cardiology in patients with and without chest pain. METHODS: Deidentified electronic health record (EHR) data was obtained from 5795 patients treated in academic primary care clinics from 2008 to 2015...
January 2018: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750698/peri-operative-copeptin-concentrations-and-their-association-with-myocardial-injury-after-vascular-surgery-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
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Firmin Kamber, Eckhard Mauermann, Esther Seeberger, Lorenz Guerke, Christian Mueller, Daniel Bolliger, Giovanna A L Lurati Buse
BACKGROUND: Copeptin levels in conjunction with cardiac troponin may be used to rule out early myocardial infarction in patients presenting with chest pain. Raised pre-operative copeptin has been shown to be associated with postoperative cardiac events. However, very little is known about the peri-operative time course of copeptin or the feasibility of very early postoperative copeptin measurement to diagnose or rule-out myocardial injury. OBJECTIVES: In this preparatory analysis for a larger trial, we sought to examine the time course of peri-operative copeptin and identify the time at which concentrations returned to pre-operative levels...
May 9, 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742921/long-term-prognostic-value-of-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-in-chest-pain-patients
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Mårten Sandstedt, Jakob De Geer, Lilian Henriksson, Jan Engvall, Magnus Janzon, Anders Persson, Joakim Alfredsson
Background Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is increasingly used to detect coronary artery disease (CAD), but long-term follow-up studies are still scarce. Purpose To evaluate the prognostic value of CCTA in patients with suspected CAD. Material and Methods A total of 1205 consecutive CCTA patients with chest pain were classified as normal coronary arteries, non-obstructive CAD, or obstructive CAD. The primary outcome was major adverse cardiac event (MACE), defined as a composite outcome including cardiac death, myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, or late revascularization (after >90 days)...
January 1, 2018: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742603/progression-of-multiple-myeloma-detected-on-cardiac-scintigraphy-with-99mtc-sestamibi
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Jonathan Bulzan, Jonathan Revels, Kathy Byun
It is important to understand normal and abnormal radiotracer biodistribution patterns in patients who undergo cardiac Tc-2-methoxyisobutyl-isonitrile (Tc-sestamibi) scans to provide important clinical guidance. Our case describes a 75-year-old man with a history of multiple myeloma in remission, who presented to the emergency department for unrelated chest pain and shortness of breath. The patient underwent a nuclear cardiac stress test with Tc-sestamibi scintigraphy as part of his cardiac workup. The images demonstrated diffuse radiotracer uptake in the skeletal structures raising concern for progression of multiple myeloma, of which, subsequent biopsy confirmed the presence of recurrent disease...
May 7, 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739762/delayed-recurrent-pleuropericardial-effusions-following-atrial-septal-defect-closure-with-amplatzer-septal-occluder-device-a-case-of-postpericardiotomy-syndrome
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Grace Ghtk Kwok, Rachel Witts, Alessandra Frigiola
The authors present the case of a 41-year-old woman, who presented with moderate pericardial effusion and bilateral pleural effusion 11 months following a secundum atrial septal defect closure with an Amplatzer septal occluder (ASO) device. The acute presentation responded well to diuretics and a short course of corticosteroid therapy. The patient, however, continued to experience pleuritic chest pain and a recurrence of pericardial effusion a month later. The patient showed significant symptomatic improvement with a 2-month course of down-titrating prednisolone...
May 8, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739630/extracorporeal-life-support-as-salvage-therapy-for-massive-pulmonary-embolus-and-cardiac-arrest-in-pregnancy
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Michael E Takacs, Kristina E Damisch
BACKGROUND: Massive pulmonary embolus (PE) with prolonged cardiac arrest in the setting of pregnancy has few treatment options. Selections are further restricted if there are contraindications to the standard therapies of embolectomy and thrombolysis. We report a case of extracorporeal life support (ECLS) used as salvage therapy for a critically ill pregnant patient. CASE REPORT: A 21-year-old woman presented to a small rural hospital with chest pain, dyspnea, hypoxia, and syncope...
May 5, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736172/myocarditis-secondary-to-mesalamine-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-a-patient-with-ulcerative-colitis
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Kelechukwu U Okoro, Matthew D Roby, Adegbenga A Bankole
Development of cardiac manifestations in patients diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease undergoing treatment with mesalamine is a rare. When this occurs, it can be difficult to tease out the primary etiology, as both IBD and mesalamine can cause cardiac manifestations independently of each other. The exact mechanism of mesalamine-induced cardiotoxicity is yet to be determined although several mechanisms have been described. We present the case of a gentleman with nonexertional chest pain in the setting of ulcerative colitis exacerbation believed to have occurred secondary to mesalamine...
2018: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732043/cardiac-patients-perception-about-psychological-risk-factors-on-chest-pain-intensity-and-discomfort
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Saeid Komasi, Ali Soroush, Mozhgan Saeidi
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2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728118/recurrence-of-pericarditis-after-influenza-vaccination-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Riccardo Mei, Emanuel Raschi, Elisabetta Poluzzi, Igor Diemberger, Fabrizio De Ponti
BACKGROUND: This case report describes a patient with pericarditis likely attributed to influenza vaccination (positive rechallenge), with a literature review. CASE PRESENTATION: A 87-year old patient developed pericarditis after influenza vaccination, with acute chest pain, without ECG abnormalities or increased cardiac enzyme levels. Echocardiogram showed moderate pericardial effusion. Recovery was obtained through steroids One year later, few days after re-immunization, the patient experienced the same symptoms and was admitted to hospital with diagnosis of recurrence of pericarditis with severe pericardial effusion, again treated with steroids...
May 5, 2018: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721675/coronary-artery-left-ventricular-shunt-an-important-cause-of-chest-pain-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Mareomi Hamada, Akiyoshi Ogimoto, Kiyotaka Ohshima, Shigehiro Miyazaki, Norio Kubota, Shuntarto Ikeda, Yuji Shigematsu
The influence of shunts between the coronary artery (CA) and the left ventricle (LV), on chest pain (CP) in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is unknown. We examined the incidence of CA-LV shunts and their influence on CP in HCM patients. Twenty normal control subjects (NCS), 3 with CP due to CA-LV shunts (CP patients), and 60 with HCM participated. Interventricular septal wall thickness (IVST), LV posterior wall thickness (LVPWT), cardiac and stroke indexes (CI and SI), LV end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP), and proximal diameters of the CA were measured...
May 2, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721120/experience-managing-pain-associated-with-supraclavicular-nerves-compressed-by-a-cardiac-implantable-electrical-device-diagnosed-by-the-local-nerve-block
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Hiroshi Imada, Koji Fukuzawa, Kunihiko Kiuchi, Ken-Ichi Hirata, Hitoaki Sato
A 72-year-old man with ischemic cardiomyopathy was referred to undergo an implantation of a cardiac implantable electrical device (CIED). A pocket was created subcutaneously on the left anterior chest. After the operation, he complained of severe pain irradiating to his left posterior shoulder. The local anesthetic nerve block by a local infusion of mepivacaine revealed the pain was associated with the supraclavicular nerve. We re-created the pocket and shifted the generator toward the inner side, and the irradiating pain vanished...
February 2018: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720346/tako-tsubo-cardiomyopathy-with-transient-global-amnesia-and-cerebellar-embolic-stroke-triggered-by-existential-fear
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Claudia Stöllberger, Nicolas DeCillia, Josef Finsterer
BACKGROUND: Embolic stroke is a complication of Tako-Tsubo-cardiomyopathy (TTC), transient left ventricular dysfunction mimicking myocardial infarction without coronary culprit lesion explaining the whole left ventricular dysfunction. Transient global amnesia (TGA) is characterized by sudden onset of anterograde amnesia without compromise of other neurologic functions. CASE REPORT: A 57 years old female was admitted because of sudden confusion and loss of her memory after emotional stress...
January 6, 2018: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717103/angina-pectoris-in-young-male-due-to-agenesis-of-left-circumflex-artery
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Thomas J Guterbaum, Kristian A Øvrehus, Karsten T Veien, Jacob E Møller, Hans Mickley
BACKGROUND This case study demonstrated that although highly symptomatic, agenesis of the left circumflex artery was a benign finding. Anomalies of the coronary arteries were found to be the cause of sudden death in a young individual. Left circumflex anomalies were not associated with major cardiac events. CASE REPORT A 20-year-old male was admitted due to syncope preceded by chest pain. His electrocardiogram (ECG) showed global ST segment elevation as well as biphasic T waves in anterior precordial leads...
May 2, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716823/apical-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-a-concerning-electrocardiogram-in-the-emergency-department
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Patrick J Rogers, Ann-Jeannette Geib, Darren Cuthbert, Grant Wei
BACKGROUND: Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a rare, complex phenotypic variant of the classically taught hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. It is highly variable in its pathophysiology as well as its clinical course, spanning the spectrum from a healthy asymptomatic lifestyle to sudden cardiac death and severe diastolic dysfunction. The hallmark electrocardiographic findings of unusually large T-wave inversions, in conjunction with the most common presenting symptom being chest pain, makes this disease entity concerning in the emergency department (ED) setting...
April 28, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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