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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430433/a-life-threatening-bronchogenic-cyst
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Sung Joon Han, Hyun Jin Cho, Min-Woong Kang, Jae Hyeon Yu, Myung Hoon Na, Shin Kwang Kang
A bronchogenic cyst causing cardiac tamponade is a rare condition. We report an unusual case of a bronchogenic cyst that caused cardiac tamponade. A 49-year-old female patient presented at our emergency room with complaints of palpitations and shortness of breath that had lasted for 5 days preceding the visit. Echocardiography revealed a very large cystic mass compressing the left a trium posteriorly, and a large amount of pericardial effusion caused the diastolic collapse of the ventricles. Atrial fibrillation and aggravated dyspnea were observed, and the patient's vital signs were unstable after admission...
February 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423163/metastatic-epicardial-leiomyoma-with-uncertain-malignant-potential
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Miroslav P Peev, Anne Therese C Lim, Tianle Zou, Laurence H Brinckerhoff
A 49-year-old female with history of uterine leiomyoma and intermittent shortness of breath presented to the emergency department with new onset of tachycardia and chest pain. Subsequent cardiac work up revealed hypoechoic mass compressing the right ventricle. Computer tomography guided biopsy for tissue characterization revealed a benign spindle cell tumor. Surgical resection of a large epicardial tumor was undertaken. The histologic examination of the tumor was consistent with Estrogen and Progesterone positive leiomyoma of uncertain malignant potential...
September 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413721/isoflurane-or-propofol-sedation-in-patients-with-targeted-temperature-management-after-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-a-single-center-study
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Dawid Leander Staudacher, Sarah-Kristin Hamilton, Daniel Duerschmied, Paul Marc Biever, Manfred Zehender, Christoph Bode, Tobias Wengenmayer
PROPOSE: Targeted temperature management improves outcomes in comatose patients after cardiac arrest. Short lasting sedatives might enable rapid awakening after targeted temperature management and therefore early prognostication and extubation. Aim of the present study was to compare sedation with volatile isoflurane to intravenous propofol. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients after cardiopulmonary resuscitation undergoing targeted temperature management treated between 01/2014 and 02/2017 at a single tertiary referral hospital were screened...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375951/tale-of-a-wandering-lead-late-atrial-lead-perforation-into-right-lung-following-pacemaker-implantation
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Arjun Saradna, Ankur Sinha, Madina Abduraimova, Daniel Rodriguez, Felix Yang
Cardiac perforation by a pacemaker lead is a rare complication of pacemaker implantation. Presentation can vary from chest pain and shortness of breath to the patient being completely asymptomatic. Diagnosis is usually made by high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scan of the chest. Electrocardiograph (EKG) usually shows the absence of a paced rhythm, but it doesn't provide a definitive diagnosis. We describe a case of late cardiac perforation by an atrial pacemaker lead with no signs or symptoms of pericardial tamponade...
November 21, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342993/-analysis-of-prognosis-and-associated-risk-factors-in-pediatric-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Q Liu, C Zhang, Q Q Li, Y Zhu, D Zhang, W G Zhao, H Gu
Objective: To analyze the prognosis and associated risk factors of pediatric idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. Methods: A total of 119 patients under 18 years of age diagnosed as idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension in the Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Center in Beijing Anzhen Hospital between June 2007 and May 2017 were enrolled in this retrospective study. The clinical informations and follow-up data were collected. The endpoints of follow-up were defined as death or undergoing lung transplantation...
January 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325364/-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-coil-embolization-of-septal-branch-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-obstructive-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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H Liu, Q Wu, H W Tan, J Pang
Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy and safety of coil embolization of septal branch in the treatment of obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HOCM). Methods: Eighteen patients with HOCM hospitalized in our department from September 2014 to October 2016 were enrolled in this study. There were 12 males and 6 females in this cohort and the age of patients ranged from 22 to 64 years old. Left ventricular outflow tract gradient (LVOTG) was derived from echocardiographic apical five-chamber view at pre-operation and at 48 hours and 6 months post operation...
December 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314198/nonrigid-active-shape-model-based-registration-framework-for-motion-correction-of-cardiac-t1-mapping
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Hossam El-Rewaidy, Maryam Nezafat, Jihye Jang, Shiro Nakamori, Ahmed S Fahmy, Reza Nezafat
PURPOSE: Accurate reconstruction of myocardial T1 maps from a series of T1 -weighted images consists of cardiac motions induced from breathing and diaphragmatic drifts. We propose and evaluate a new framework based on active shape models to correct for motion in myocardial T1 maps. METHODS: Multiple appearance models were built at different inversion time intervals to model the blood-myocardium contrast and brightness changes during the longitudinal relaxation. Myocardial inner and outer borders were automatically segmented using the built models, and the extracted contours were used to register the T1 -weighted images...
January 3, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311401/hepatic-cyst-compressing-the-right-atrial-and-ventricular-inflow-tract-an-uncommon-cardiac-complication
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Maulik Panchal, Ahmed Alansari, Marc Wallack, Ferdinand Visco, Susan Williams, Alexander M Sy
Commonly reported complications of hepatic cysts are spontaneous hemorrhage, rupture into the peritoneal cavity, infection and compression of the biliary tree however cardiac complications are not commonly reported. We are presenting a case of a large liver cyst presenting with right atrial and ventricular inflow tract impingement resulting in cardiac symptoms. A 68 year-old Hispanic female presented with one month of fatigue and shortness of breath after household work and walking less than one block, right upper quadrant pain and weight loss...
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298692/an-in-vivo-comparison-of-stimulated-echo-and-motion-compensated-spin-echo-sequences-for-3%C3%A2-t-diffusion-tensor-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-at-multiple-cardiac-phases
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Andrew D Scott, Sonia Nielles-Vallespin, Pedro F Ferreira, Zohya Khalique, Peter D Gatehouse, Philip Kilner, Dudley J Pennell, David N Firmin
BACKGROUND: Stimulated-echo (STEAM) and, more recently, motion-compensated spin-echo (M2-SE) techniques have been used for in-vivo diffusion tensor cardiovascular magnetic resonance (DT-CMR) assessment of cardiac microstructure. The two techniques differ in the length scales of diffusion interrogated, their signal-to-noise ratio efficiency and sensitivity to both motion and strain. Previous comparisons of the techniques have used high performance gradients at 1.5 T in a single cardiac phase...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275557/-forensic-analysis-of-63-cases-of-non-violent-death-occurred-in-custody
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S M Yang, Y B Cheng
OBJECTIVES: To collect cases of non-violent death occurred in custody for analyzing the forensic characteristics and related influencing factors. METHODS: Sixty-three cases of non-violent death among detainees in custody that handled by a forensic science center from 2000 to 2015 were collected. The type, onset season, medical history, clinical manifestation, treatment and duration of related fatal diseases were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: The deaths due to diseases in custody were common in male, and with a high incidence in middle aged adults...
October 2017: Fa Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273259/contemporary-application-of-point-of-care-echocardiography-in-the-emergency-department
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REVIEW
Jordan Chenkin, Clare L Atzema
Point-of-care echocardiography is revolutionizing the management of patients presenting with undifferentiated shock and cardiac arrest in the emergency department (ED). Its primary purpose is to aid the clinician in rapidly ruling in and ruling out life-threatening diagnoses at the bedside. In addition, it has become an important component of the clinical examination for stable patients seen in the ED with nonspecific signs and symptoms such as shortness of breath or syncope. Although first described to facilitate the diagnosis of pericardial effusions and cardiac standstill, ED echocardiography has since evolved and is now widely used by emergency physicians to help diagnose other important cardiovascular pathologic conditions that may be contributing to undifferentiated shock, such as left ventricular failure and right ventricular dilatation resulting from pulmonary embolism...
September 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250279/baseline-demographics-safety-and-patient-acceptance-of-an-insertable-cardiac-monitor-for-atrial-fibrillation-screening-the-reveal-af-study
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Sergio Conti, James A Reiffel, Bernard J Gersh, Peter R Kowey, Rolf Wachter, Jonathan L Halperin, Rachelle E Kaplon, Erika Pouliot, Atul Verma
Given the high prevalence and risk of stroke associated with atrial fibrillation (AF), detection strategies have important public health implications. The ongoing prospective, single-arm, open-label, multicenter REVEAL AF trial is evaluating the incidence of previously undetected AF using an insertable cardiac monitor (ICM) in patients without prior AF or device implantation, but who could be at risk for AF due to their demographic characteristics, +/- non-specific but compatible symptoms. Enrollment required an elevated AF risk profile defined as CHADS2≥3 or CHADS2=2 plus one or more of the following: coronary artery disease, renal impairment, sleep apnea or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
February 2017: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245289/perioperative-management-of-a-patient-with-coffin-lowry-syndrome-complicated-by-severe-obesity-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Mikako Hirakawa, Tasuku Nishihara, Kazuo Nakanishi, Sakiko Kitamura, Sonoko Fujii, Keizo Ikemune, Kentaro Dote, Yasushi Takasaki, Toshihiro Yorozuya
RATIONALE: Coffin-Lowry syndrome (CLS) is a rare inherited disease with specific clinical features, such as mental retardation, facial dysmorphism, and cardiac abnormality. In particular, the characteristic facial features of CLS, including retrognathia and large tongue, are associated with difficult ventilation and/or intubation, which is a serious problem of anesthesia management. However, case reports on anesthesia management of CLS are very limited as there are only two published English reports till date...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245258/primary-atrial-fibromyxosarcoma-with-multiple-system-metastases-a-case-report
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Jingping Qiu, Lingrong Tang, Yang Han, Chun Wang, Tianxiang Gu, Guang Li
RATIONALE: Fibromyxosarcoma is common in head and neck, vessel, omentum, and reproductive system, with low-grade malignant behavior. However, primary atrial fibromyxosarcoma with highly malignant behavior is extremely rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 34-year-old female presented with oppression in the chest, short breath, and onset of headache as initial symptoms. The preoperative echocardiogram showed a medium-size echogenic mass close to the posterior leaflet of the mitral valve in the left atrium...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236195/measures-of-subclinical-cardiac-dysfunction-and-increased-filling-pressures-associate-with-pulmonary-arterial-pressure-in-the-general-population-results-from-the-population-based-rotterdam-study
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Ryan J Billar, Maarten J G Leening, Daphne Merkus, Guy G O Brusselle, Albert Hofman, Bruno H Ch Stricker, H Ardeschir Ghofrani, Oscar H Franco, Henning Gall, Janine F Felix
Pulmonary hypertension is associated with increased mortality and morbidity in the elderly population. Heart failure is a common cause of pulmonary hypertension. Yet, the relation between left heart parameters reflective of subclinical cardiac dysfunction and increased filling pressures, and pulmonary arterial pressures in the elderly population remains elusive. Within the population-based Rotterdam Study, 2592 unselected participants with a mean age of 72.6 years (61.4% women) had complete echocardiography data available...
December 13, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235579/the-presence-of-gasping-predicts-long-term-survival-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-patients
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Jiri Knor, Roman Skulec, Dominika Seblova, Malek Jiri
BACKGROUND: The presence of gasping in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients predicts short-term prognosis. We performed a retrospective study to evaluate whether the presence of gasping at the time of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) arrival in the case OHCA patients of presumed cardian origin has any impact on six-month survival and/or sustained return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). METHODS: We collected and analyzed Utstein Style data for all patients resuscitated for OHCA of presumed cardiac origin by the EMS of the Central Bohemian Region from July 1st, 2013 to June 30th, 2014...
December 13, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209541/a-rare-manifestation-of-asymptomatic-ebstein-s-anomaly-with-tricuspid-valve-endocarditis
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Carmel Moazez, Vicken Zeitjian, Christian Breburda, Ranjini Roy
Ebstein's anomaly is a rare congenital heart disease that presents with apical displacement of the septal and posterior leaflets of the tricuspid valve. It has a wide spectrum of clinical presentations and has been shown to manifest itself any time from birth to adulthood. Our patient is a 43-year-old male with a history of intravenous heroin abuse who presented to the emergency department with worsening shortness of breath and lower extremity edema. He denied any prior cardiac history. A transthoracic echo showed normal left ventricular function, but a large 2...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202148/behavioral-health-consult-ensuring-prompt-recognition-and-treatment-of-panic-disorder
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Eric H Berko, Gabriela Feier
Lorna D was seen by her primary care physician as follow-up to a visit she made to the emergency department (ED). The 37 year old had gone to the ED 4 times in the previous year. Each time she presented with tachycardia, dyspnea, nausea, numbness in her extremities, and a fear that she was having a heart attack. In spite of negative work-ups at each visit (electrocardiogram, cardiac enzymes, complete blood count, toxicology screen, Holter monitoring), Ms. D was terrified that the ED doctors were missing something...
December 2017: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201468/a-case-report-of-recurrent-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-in-a-patient-during-myasthenia-crisis
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Anusha Battineni, Naresh Mullaguri, Shail Thanki, Anand Chockalingam, Raghav Govindarajan
Introduction: Patients with myasthenia crisis can develop Takotsubo stress cardiomyopathy (SC) due to emotional or physical stress and high level of circulating catecholamines. We report a patient who developed recurrent Takotsubo cardiomyopathy during myasthenia crisis. Coexisting autoimmune disorders known to precipitate stress cardiomyopathy like Grave's disease need to be evaluated. Case Report: A 69-year-old female with seropositive myasthenia gravis (MG), Grave's disease, and coronary artery disease on monthly infusion of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), prednisone, pyridostigmine, and methimazole presented with shortness of breath and chest pain...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194732/doppler-ultrasound-triggering-for-cardiac-mri-at-7t
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F Kording, C Ruprecht, B Schoennagel, K Fehrs, J Yamamura, G Adam, J Goebel, K Nassenstein, S Maderwald, H H Quick, O Kraff
PURPOSE: A prerequisite for cardiac MR (CMR) imaging is adequate synchronization of image acquisition with the cardiac cycle. Electrocardiogram triggering may be hampered by electromagnetic interferences at high field strength. The purpose of this work is to evaluate the feasibility of Doppler ultrasound triggering for CMR image synchronization at 7T ultra-high-field MRI. METHODS: A custom-built Doppler ultrasound (DUS) trigger device was developed. Magnetic resonance compatibility was evaluated using E- and H-field probes and flip angle maps prior to the study...
December 1, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
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