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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409042/nephrologists-hate-the-dialysis-catheters-a-systemic-review-of-dialysis-catheter-associated-infective-endocarditis
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Kalyana C Janga, Ankur Sinha, Sheldon Greenberg, Kavita Sharma
A 53-year-old Egyptian female with end stage renal disease, one month after start of hemodialysis via an internal jugular catheter, presented with fever and shortness of breath. She developed desquamating vesiculobullous lesions, widespread on her body. She was in profound septic shock and broad spectrum antibiotics were started with appropriate fluid replenishment. An echocardiogram revealed bulky leaflets of the mitral valve with a highly mobile vegetation about 2.3 cm long attached to the anterior leaflet...
2017: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408734/mycophenolate-mofetil-and-pulmonary-fibrosis-after-kidney-transplantation-a-case-report
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Kazuhiro Takahashi, Pauline Go, Chad H Stone, Mohamed Safwan, Krishna G Putchakayala, William J Kane, Lauren E Malinzak, Dean Y Kim, Jason E Denny
BACKGROUND Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) induced lung disease has been described in only a few isolated reports. We report a case of fatal respiratory failure associated with MMF after kidney transplantation. CASE REPORT A 50-year-old Hispanic male with a history of end-stage renal disease secondary to hypertension underwent deceased donor kidney transplantation. His preoperative evaluations were normal except for a chest x-ray which showed bilateral interstitial opacities. Tacrolimus and MMF were started on the day of surgery...
April 14, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396860/aortic-valve-replacement-for-moderate-aortic-stenosis-with-severe-calcification-and-left-ventricualr-dysfunction-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Nikhil Narang, Roberto M Lang, Vladimir M Liarski, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Marion A Hofmann Bowman
A 55-year-old man with a history of erosive, seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and interstitial lung disease presented with shortness of breath. Echocardiography showed new-onset severe left ventricular (LV) dysfunction with an ejection fraction (EF) of 15% and moderately increased mean aortic valve gradient of 20 mmHg in a trileaflet aortic valve with severe sclero-calcific degeneration. Coronary angiography revealed no significant obstructive coronary disease. Invasive hemodynamic studies and dobutamine stress echocardiography were consistent with moderate aortic stenosis...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382260/delayed-pacemaker-lead-perforations-why-unusual-presentations-should-prompt-an-early-multidisciplinary-team-approach
#4
John An Kuang Chao, Michael S Firstenberg
Our first case is an 84-year-old female diagnosed with sick sinus syndrome. She underwent implantation of dual chamber permanent pacemaker without complications. On the 8(th) day status-postimplantation, she returned to the emergency department (ED) with moderately severe left anterior chest pain and significant ecchymosis. She was given an initial diagnosis of shingles and discharged. Two days later, she returned to the ED with increasing chest pain, dyspnea, nausea, and vomiting. Lead migration and cardiac perforation was confirmed by chest X-ray and computed tomography (CT), respectively...
January 2017: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381430/impact-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-on-short-term-post-operative-outcome-after-elective-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-a-prospective-observational-study
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Sven Rupprecht, Torsten Schultze, Andreas Nachtmann, Ardawan Julian Rastan, Torsten Doenst, Matthias Schwab, Otto W Witte, Sebastian Rohe, Isabelle Zwacka, Heike Hoyer
Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is common in patients with coronary disease, but its impact on post-operative recovery after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) is unclear. We therefore determined the effects of SDB on post-operative outcome after elective CABG.In this prospective two-centre study, 219 patients due to receive elective CABG underwent cardiorespiratory polygraphy for SDB prior to surgery and were monitored for post-operative complications. The primary end-point was a composite of 30-day mortality or major post-operative complications (cardiac, respiratory, surgical, infectious, acute renal failure or stroke)...
April 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376710/electrocardiographic-changes-mimicking-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-a-large-intracranial-tumour-a-diagnostic-dilemma
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Nilukshana Yogendranathan, H M M T B Herath, S P Pahalagamage, Aruna Kulatunga
BACKGROUND: ST elevation Myocardial infarction is a medical emergency. A variety of noncardiac conditions had been known to mimic the ECG changes that are seen in acute coronary syndrome. Although the common ECG changes that are documented with raised intracranial pressure are T inversions, prolongation of QT interval and sinus bradycardia, ST elevation or depression, arrhythmias and prominent U waves have also been recognized. However, ST elevations in association with primary intracranial tumours are rarely reported...
April 4, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343445/a-case-of-anagrelide-induced-nonischemic-cardiomyopathy-in-a-patient-with-essential-thrombocythemia
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Pritpal Singh
BACKGROUND: Anagrelide is an established treatment option for essential thrombocythemia (ET). Cardiovascular adverse events can occur with its use including heart failure and cardiomyopathy. CASE REPORT: A 52-year-old African American male with ET presented with chest pain, shortness of breath, and dyspnea on exertion. His ET was managed with hydroxyurea 1500 mg by mouth twice a day and anagrelide 1 mg by mouth 3 times a day. The patient was receiving anagrelide for approximately 2 years prior to presentation...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341982/pocket-sized-point-of-care-cardiac-ultrasound-devices-role-in-the-emergency-department
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A Colclough, P Nihoyannopoulos
BACKGROUND: Acute breathlessness accounts for 8% of accident and emergency attendances. Point-of-care cardiac ultrasound (US) effectively reduces time to diagnosis. Fast and practical information via pocket-sized cardiac US devices may better the diagnosis in this complex patient group. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 40 consecutive patients presenting with shortness of breath at the emergency department (ED). Divided into two groups were all adult patients over 18 with acute breathing difficulties (triage category 1-3): 21 patients received a short focused cardiac US scan using a pocket-sized Vscan and 19 patients received no scan...
March 24, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321308/late-presentation-of-an-anomalous-left-coronary-artery-from-the-pulmonary-artery-treated-with-conservative-surgical-management-with-long-term-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-follow-up
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Pishoy Gouda, John Gouda, Craig Butler, Robert C Welsh
Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery is rare congenital abnormality that most commonly presents in childhood and is associated with a high mortality. In the elderly, patients may present acutely with arrhythmias or signs of ischemia or with vague chronic presentations of shortness of breath and fatigue. In the high-risk elderly population, it is unclear as to whether conservative surgical management by means of suture ligation of the left coronary artery is associated with positive long-term outcomes...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302246/cardiac-amorphous-tumour-cat-presenting-with-thrombocytopenia
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Afra Samad, Arbaz Samad, Khurram Shafique
Cardiac calcified amorphous tumour (CAT) is a rare non-neoplastic lesion with only a few cases reported in literature. We present an interesting case of CAT that was associated with unexpectedly low platelet count. A 40-year man presented with shortness of breath on exertion. Echocardiogram showed a mobile mass within the right atrium. Mass was surgically excised. His platelet count varied from 26,000/ul to 54,000/ul before surgery, which increased postoperatively. Histopathological examination revealed amorphous mass of eosinophilic fibrin with dense calcification...
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290841/-novel-scale-for-long-term-prognostication-of-risk-of-death-and-nonfatal-cardiovascular-complications-in-patients-from-the-prognosis-ihd-registry
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S N Tolpygina, S Yu Martsevich, E A Gofman, A D Deev
PURPOSE: To elaborate a risk score for prognostication of long-term survival of patients with chronic ischemic heart disease (CIHD) using data of the PROGNOSIS-IHD Registry. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Participants of the PROGNOSIS-IHD Registry (n=641, 500 men, 141 women) were inhabitants of Moscow region consecutively admitted for planned hospitalization with diagnosis of IHD to the clinic of the Center of Preventive Medicine from 01.01.2004 to 31.12.2007. During hospitalization all patients underwent coronary angiography...
June 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277858/pathophysiology-of-dyspnea-in-copd
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Antonio Anzueto, Marc Miravitlles
Dyspnea refers to the sensation of breathlessness, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing that is commonly observed in patients with respiratory and cardiac disease. In the United States alone, dyspnea is reported in up to 4 million all-cause emergency room visits annually. Dyspnea can be a symptom of several different underlying physical conditions, typically involving the lung and heart. Indeed, it is an important symptom in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), where it is associated with limited physical activity, increased anxiety and depression, decreased health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and reduced survival...
April 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275421/treating-a-structural-heart-disease-using-a-non-structural-approach-role-of-cardiac-pacing-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Bernard Benjamin P Albano, Erdie C Fadreguilan, Jeffrey M Chua, James Ho, Ana Beatriz Medrano
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common genetic cardiovascular disease characterized by a thickened non-dilated ventricle in the absence of another cardiac or systemic condition. Its most important hemodynamic consequence is left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction. The primary management strategy of this condition is surgical septal myectomy, but an acceptable alternative treatment in patients who are not suitable for (or who refuse) surgery is alcohol septal ablation (ASA). However, in patients with unfavorable coronary anatomy which precludes ASA (i...
February 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244013/impact-of-airflow-limitation-in-chronic-heart-failure
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S Bektas, F M E Franssen, V van Empel, N Uszko-Lencer, J Boyne, C Knackstedt, H P Brunner-La Rocca
BACKGROUND: Comorbidities are common in chronic heart failure (HF) patients, but diagnoses are often not based on objective testing. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an important comorbidity and often neglected because of shared symptoms and risk factors. Precise prevalence and consequences are not well known. Therefore, we investigated prevalence, pulmonary treatment, symptoms and quality of life (QOL) of COPD in patients with chronic HF. METHODS: 205 patients with stable HF for at least 1 month, aged above 50 years, were included from our outpatient cardiology clinic, irrespective of left ventricular ejection fraction...
February 27, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224405/complications-of-acromegaly-cardiovascular-respiratory-and-metabolic-comorbidities
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REVIEW
Rosario Pivonello, Renata S Auriemma, Ludovica F S Grasso, Claudia Pivonello, Chiara Simeoli, Roberta Patalano, Mariano Galdiero, Annamaria Colao
Acromegaly is associated with an enhanced mortality, with cardiovascular and respiratory complications representing not only the most frequent comorbidities but also two of the main causes of deaths, whereas a minor role is played by metabolic complications, and particularly diabetes mellitus. The most prevalent cardiovascular complications of acromegaly include a cardiomyopathy, characterized by cardiac hypertrophy and diastolic and systolic dysfunction together with arterial hypertension, cardiac rhythm disorders and valve diseases, as well as vascular endothelial dysfunction...
February 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222988/thirty-day-and-90-day-hospital-readmission-after-outpatient-upper-extremity-hemodialysis-access-creation
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Jeffrey J Siracuse, Nishant K Shah, Matthew R Peacock, Georges Tahhan, Jeffrey A Kalish, Denis Rybin, Mohammad H Eslami, Alik Farber
OBJECTIVE: Patients with end-stage renal disease have multiple comorbidities and are at increased risk for postoperative complications and resource utilization. Our goal was to determine the rate and causes of 30-day and 90-day hospital readmissions after the creation of outpatient hemodialysis access. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all outpatient upper extremity hemodialysis access creations performed at our medical center from 2008 to 2015. Readmission was defined as any inpatient status admission ≤30 and 90 days...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222456/nausea-vomiting-%C3%A2-tachycardia-%C3%A2-unintentional-weight-loss-%C3%A2-dx
#17
Daryl J Selen, Matthew P Gilbert
A 22-year-old woman presented to the emergency department (ED) with a 24-hour history of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, generalized abdominal pain, and mild headache. She denied shortness of breath, chest pain, or anxiety, and didn't have a history of cardiac problems. The physical examination revealed tachycardia (heart rate, 135 beats/min) and a respiratory rate of 24 breaths per minute.
February 2017: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210637/anomalous-origin-of-the-left-coronary-artery-from-the-pulmonary-artery-an-uncommon-coronary-anomaly-with-serious-implications-in-adulthood
#18
Venkat Gangadharan, Kamesh Sivagnanam, Ghulam Murtaza, Michael Ponders, Otto Teixeira, Timir Paul
A 36-year-old woman was seen with complaints of exertional chest pain and shortness of breath. Her medical history included atrial fibrillation and diabetes. Physical examination was unremarkable except for an irregular cardiac rhythm. Myocardial perfusion imaging revealed the presence of a large area of infarction involving the entire anterior and apical walls and part of the anteroseptal wall with minimal periinfarct ischemia. Computed tomography coronary angiogram revealed an anomalous left main coronary artery arising from the main pulmonary artery...
January 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210568/clozapine-induced-hypersensitivity-myocarditis-presenting-as-sudden-cardiac-death
#19
Natraj Katta, Sudarshan Balla, Kul Aggarwal
Hypersensitivity myocarditis is a rare but serious adverse effect of clozapine, a commonly used psychiatric drug. We report the case of sudden cardiac death from clozapine-induced hypersensitivity myocarditis diagnosed at autopsy. A 54-year-old Caucasian male on clozapine therapy for bipolar disorder presented with a sudden onset of shortness of breath. Laboratory studies were significant for elevated N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide. During his hospital stay, the patient died of sudden cardiac arrest from ventricular tachycardia...
October 2016: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188451/patients-with-cheyne-stokes-respiration-and-heart-failure-patient-tolerance-after-three-month-discontinuation-of-treatment-with-adaptive-servo-ventilation
#20
Arild Hetland, Tøri Vigeland Lerum, Kristina H Haugaa, Thor Edvardsen
The recent SERVE HF study concluded that patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and Cheyne-Stokes respiration (CSR) have increased mortality when treated with adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV). We, therefore, wanted to explore if these patients tolerated discontinuation of ASV treatment. The study was a prospective post-ASV treatment observational design with a 3-month follow-up period. 14 patients from our outpatient clinic, all male, were originally diagnosed with CHF and Cheyne-Stokes respiration, which is a clinical form of central sleep apnea...
February 11, 2017: Heart and Vessels
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