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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896330/biventricular-thrombus-in-hypereosinophilic-syndrome-presenting-with-shortness-of-breath
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Abdul Baqi, Shahan Waheed, Fateh Ali Tipoo, Aamir Hameed Khan
A 48 years old male presented to clinic with 12 months of low grade fever with shortness of breath which has progressively worsened with no associated weight loss, night sweats or loss of appetite. There was no prior history of chronic illness before the current illness. Laboratory workup revealed a high white blood cell count with predominant eosinophils. Chest X-ray was normal. Transthoracic echocardiography and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance showed biventricular thrombi. On further extensive workup the findings were consistent with hypereosinophilic syndrome...
June 2016: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894465/is-denial-a-maladaptive-coping-mechanism-which-prolongs-pre-hospital-delay-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#2
X Y Fang, L Albarqouni, A F von Eisenhart Rothe, S Hoschar, J Ronel, K-H Ladwig
OBJECTIVE: During an acute myocardial infarction, patients often use denial as a coping mechanism which may provide positive mood regulating effects but may also prolong prehospital delay time (PHD). However, empirical evidences are still sparse. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 533 ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients from the Munich Examination of Delay in Patients Experiencing Acute Myocardial Infarction (MEDEA) study. Data on sociodemographic, clinical and psycho-behavioral characteristics were collected at bedside...
December 2016: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891002/idiopathic-dilatation-of-pulmonary-artery
#3
Rahul Kumar Sharma, Deepak Talwar, Sameer K Gupta, Shobhit Bansal
Idiopathic dilatation of pulmonary arteries (IDPA) is a rare abnormality of pulmonary arteries, the reported incidence in literature being as low as 0.007% in autopsy samples. With the improvement in diagnostic modalities, antemortem diagnosis of IDPA has been increasingly established by excluding diseases that induce pulmonary arterial enlargement. Here, we present a rare case of idiopathic dilatation of the pulmonary artery admitted with shortness of breath where IDPA was diagnosed as an incidental finding using computed tomography pulmonary angiography and cardiac catheterization...
November 2016: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867292/new-impella-cardiac-power-device-used-in-patient-with-cardiogenic-shock-due-to-nonischemic-cardiomyopathy
#4
Marek Cena, Frances Karam, Rajesh Ramineni, Wissam Khalife, Alejandro Barbagelata
The new percutaneous Impella CP (Cardiac Power; Abiomed, Inc., Danvers, MA) was designed to provide a higher level of support than Impella 2.5 (Abiomed, Inc.). We present the first documented case of a patient that was transitioned from the Impella 2.5 to Impella CP. A 48-year-old male patient with no medical history was transferred to our institution with a one day history of worsening shortness of breath. The patient was unstable and found to have monomorphic ventricular tachycardia at 220 beats/min that was cardioverted to normal sinus rhythm...
December 2016: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866381/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-three-dogs
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Youngjae Lee, Jaihyun Jung, Junyong Park, Jiyoon Jeong, Seokho Jeon, Sunyoung Park, Jinhwa Chang, Ji-Houn Kang, Chulhyun Lee, Dongwoo Chang
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is the most common congenital cardiovascular disorder in dogs and requires an accurate diagnosis for an appropriate treatment. Cardiac MRI (cMRI) has been reported as a method for characterization of canine thoracic vasculature. However, to the authors' knowledge, no published studies describe evaluation of canine PDA through cMRI. Three dogs were selected for this exploratory study. Electrocardiogram gating and breath-hold techniques were performed using a 3T MR scanner. Both black blood imaging and bright blood cine acquisitions were performed...
November 20, 2016: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849260/rare-complication-of-non-treated-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-extensive-thrombus-in-right-cardiac-chambers
#6
Viviane Tiemi Hotta, David A Bluemke, Kamila Fernanda Staszko, Ana Neri Rodrigues Epitacio Pereira, Carlos Eduardo Rochitte
A 78-year-old patient presented with shortness of breath after falling down. Transthoracic echocardiogram showed an extensive thrombus in the right atrium (RA), extensive thrombosis of the inferior vena cava (IVC), and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). A magnetic resonance confirmed the thrombosis of the RA extending to the IVC, which was apparently fused to the abdominal aortic aneurysm (compression? erosion?). This case illustrates a severe and rare complication of a non-treated AAA. There probably was IVC erosion by the aortic aneurysm, leading to blood stasis and extensive thrombosis of the IVC and right cardiac chambers...
October 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797798/unusual-presentation-of-a-young-man-with-disseminated-tuberculosis-and-right-ventricular-mass
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Shahrukh Hashmani, Fateh Ali Tipoo Sultan, Muhammad Qamar Masood
We report a 22-year-old man who presented to the emergency department with worsening shortness of breath and chronic fever for 2 months. Physical examination was unremarkable except for raised jugular venous pressure and palpable liver. Echocardiogram showed a large right ventricular mass causing obstruction at tricuspid valve. A subsequent chest CT scan confirmed the presence of a large mass in the right ventricle. There were multiple enlarged lymph nodes and consolidation in the right upper lobe. Diagnosis of disseminated tuberculosis (TB) was made and later confirmed by histopathology of lymph node biopsy along with positive sputum culture for acid-fast bacilli...
October 19, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793995/identifying-patients-at-risk-for-pre-hospital-sudden-cardiac-arrest-at-the-early-phase-of-myocardial-infarction-the-e-must-study
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Nicole Karam, Sophie Bataille, Eloi Marijon, Olivier Giovanetti, Muriel Tafflet, Dominique Savary, Hakim Benamer, Christophe Caussin, Philippe Garot, Jean-Michel Juliard, Virginie Pires, Thévy Boche, François Dupas, Gaelle Lebail, Lionel Lamhaut, François-Xavier Laborne, Hugues Lefort, Mireille B Mapouata, Frédéric Lapostolle, Christian Spaulding, Jean-Philippe Empana, Xavier Jouven, Yves Lambert
BACKGROUND: -In-hospital mortality of ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) has decreased drastically. In contrast pre-hospital mortality by Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) remains high and difficult to reduce. Identification of the STEMI patients at higher risk for pre-hospital SCA could facilitate rapid triage and intervention in the field. METHODS: - Using a prospective population-based study evaluating all STEMI patients managed by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in the Greater Paris Area (11...
October 28, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681278/diffusion-tractography-of-the-entire-left-ventricle-by-using-free-breathing-accelerated-simultaneous-multisection-imaging
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Choukri Mekkaoui, Timothy G Reese, Marcel P Jackowski, Stephen F Cauley, Kawin Setsompop, Himanshu Bhat, David E Sosnovik
Purpose To develop a clinically feasible whole-heart free-breathing diffusion-tensor (DT) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging approach with an imaging time of approximately 15 minutes to enable three-dimensional (3D) tractography. Materials and Methods The study was compliant with HIPAA and the institutional review board and required written consent from the participants. DT imaging was performed in seven healthy volunteers and three patients with pulmonary hypertension by using a stimulated echo sequence. Twelve contiguous short-axis sections and six four-chamber sections that covered the entire left ventricle were acquired by using simultaneous multisection (SMS) excitation with a blipped-controlled aliasing in parallel imaging readout...
September 28, 2016: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660581/chagas-cardiomyopathy-in-new-orleans-and-the-southeastern-united-states
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Robert C Hsu, Joshua Burak, Sumit Tiwari, Chayan Chakraborti, Gary E Sander
BACKGROUND: Chagas disease (CD), caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, affects 6-7 million people worldwide annually, primarily in Central and South America, and >300,000 people in the United States. CD consists of acute and chronic stages. Hallmarks of acute CD include fever, myalgia, diaphoresis, hepatosplenomegaly, and myocarditis. Symptoms of chronic CD include pathologic involvement of the heart, esophagus, and colon. Myocardial involvement is identifiable by electrocardiogram and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging showing inflammation and left ventricular wall functional abnormalities...
2016: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27658711/epidemiology-prehospital-care-and-outcomes-of-patients-arriving-by-ambulance-with-dyspnoea-an-observational-study
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Anne Maree Kelly, Anna Holdgate, Gerben Keijzers, Sharon Klim, Colin A Graham, Simon Craig, Win Sen Kuan, Peter Jones, Charles Lawoko, Said Laribi
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to determine epidemiology and outcome for patients presenting to emergency departments (ED) with shortness of breath who were transported by ambulance. METHODS: This was a planned sub-study of a prospective, interrupted time series cohort study conducted at three time points in 2014 and which included consecutive adult patients presenting to the ED with dyspnoea as a main symptom. For this sub-study, additional inclusion criteria were presentation to an ED in Australia or New Zealand and transport by ambulance...
September 22, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651957/delayed-tamponade-after-traumatic-wound-with-left-ventricular-compression
#12
Fahad Almehmadi, Mark Chandy, Kim A Connelly, Jeremy Edwards
Delayed cardiac tamponade after a penetrating chest injury is a rare complication. The clinical diagnosis of tamponade is facilitated with imaging. We present a case report of a 23-year-old male who was brought to emergency after multiple stab wounds to the chest. After resuscitation and repair of laceration of right internal mammary artery and right ventricle, he was discharged but later returned with shortness of breath. Echocardiography revealed a rare case of delayed pericardial tamponade causing left ventricular collapse...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27647364/the-accuracy-of-combined-use-of-troponin-and-red-cell-distribution-width-in-predicting-mortality-of-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Selçuk Yazıcı, Tuncay Kırış, Ufuk S Ceylan, Şükrü Akyüz, Ahmet O Uzun, Recep Hacı, Sait Terzi, Abdullah Doğan, Ayşe Emre, Kemal Yeşilçimen
BACKGROUND: Cardiac troponins and red cell distribution width (RDW) are associated with increased mortality in acute pulmonary embolism (PE). In this study, we aimed to investigate the accuracy of the combined use of troponin and RDW in predicting short-term mortality in acute PE patients. METHODS: The data of 201 patients with the diagnosis of acute PE were retrospectively analyzed. We obtained troponin-RDW scores (TR scores) using a combination of troponin and RDW values, and then evaluated this score's accuracy in predicting mortality in patients with acute PE...
September 19, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641783/quantification-of-coronary-artery-motion-and-internal-risk-volume-from-ecg-gated-radiotherapy-planning-scans
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Tejinder Kataria, Shyam Singh Bisht, Deepak Gupta, Ashu Abhishek, Trinanjan Basu, Kushal Narang, Shikha Goyal, Pragya Shukla, Manish Bansal, Hardeep Grewal, Kulbeer Ahlawat, Susovan Banarjee, Manoj Tayal
BACKGROUND: Radiotherapy for carcinoma of breast and thoracic structures involves inadvertent radiation to heart and coronary arteries (CA). Coronary artery stenosis in high radiation dose segments has been documented. Cardiac and respiratory motion induced displacement of CA and internal risk volume (IRV) margin remains inadequately quantified. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty cases of carcinoma breast, lung and lung metastasis were enrolled in this study. ECG gated intravenous contrast enhanced computed tomography (CECT) scans were performed in inspiratory breath hold (IBH) and expiratory breath hold (EBH)...
September 15, 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635265/a-patient-with-a-right-atrium-mass-and-congenital-heart-disease-a-challenging-diagnosis-of-a-stubborn-disease
#15
Wenyan Wang, Huaicong Long, Zhiying Zhao
Cardiac lymphoma is extremely rare. An intracardiac mass has rarely been reported to be the cardiac involvement of extranodal lymphoma. It is difficult to establish a final diagnosis via routine examinations. The ability of an echocardiogram to characterize tissue is limited; systemic (18)F-FDG PET/CT scans provide important information for both staging and response assessment in patients with lymphoma. A 68-year-old Chinese male with a second patent foramen ovale (PFO) and an interventricular septal defect presented at our institute with persistent fever, shortness of breath, repeated paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) attack, and rapidly progressing superior vena cava syndrome...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629389/incorporating-development-of-a-patient-reported-outcome-instrument-in-a-clinical-drug-development-program-examples-from-a-heart-failure-program
#16
Ingela Wiklund, Milena Anatchkova, Hafiz Oko-Osi, Robyn von Maltzahn, Dina Chau, Fady I Malik, Donald L Patrick, John Spertus, John R Teerlink
BACKGROUND: Patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures can be used to support label claims if they adhere to US Food & Drug Administration guidance. The process of developing a new PRO measure is expensive and time-consuming. We report the results of qualitative studies to develop new PRO measures for use in clinical trials of omecamtiv mecarbil (a selective, small molecule activator of cardiac myosin) for patients with heart failure (HF), as well as the lessons learned from the development process...
2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27594909/an-extremely-rare-case-of-a-high-grade-pleomorphic-cardiac-sarcoma-and-likely-cerebral-metastasis-in-a-young-patient
#17
T G Wilson, P Jenkins, A Hoschtitzky, M McCabe
To date, there have been less than a 100 confirmed case reports of primary cardiac malignant fibrous histiocytomas, a rare form of sarcoma. In this report, we discuss the case of a 15-year-old girl who initially presented with a histiocytic cerebral sarcoma that was treated with aggressive resection and chemotherapy. Three years later, the same patient developed increasing shortness of breath and was found to have a high-grade pleomorphic undifferentiated cardiac sarcoma that likely represents the primary tumour from which the cerebral lesion metastasised...
2016: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27590383/do-elderly-females-have-a-higher-risk-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-retrospective-analysis-of-329-cases-at-an-emergency-department
#18
Ding-Kuo Chien, Ming-Yuan Huang, Chien-Hsuan Huang, Shou-Chuan Shih, Wen-Han Chang
OBJECTIVE: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a medical emergency; a missed or delayed diagnosis of this disease may contribute to a poor outcome and even death. Several studies have found elderly patients with AMI have atypical presentations for diagnosis, therefore we undertook this study to determine the risks among the elderly population, especially in female patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this one-year retrospective study, we reviewed the cases of AMI patients who had visited the emergency department at Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taiwan, and who had either been discharged or had died following a diagnosis of AMI (ICD code 410)...
August 2016: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27553656/compressed-sensing-real-time-cine%C3%A2-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-accurate-assessment-of-left-ventricular-function-in-a-single-breath-hold
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Tomoyuki Kido, Teruhito Kido, Masashi Nakamura, Kouki Watanabe, Michaela Schmidt, Christoph Forman, Teruhito Mochizuki
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular cine magnetic resonance (CMR) accelerated by compressed sensing (CS) is used to assess left ventricular (LV) function. However, it is difficult for prospective CS cine CMR to capture the complete end-diastolic phase, which can lead to underestimation of the end-diastolic volume (EDV), stroke volume (SV), and ejection fraction (EF), compared to retrospective standard cine CMR. This prospective study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic quality and accuracy of single-breath-hold full cardiac cycle CS cine CMR, acquired over two heart beats, to quantify LV volume in comparison to multi-breath-hold standard cine CMR...
2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27551969/smartphone-based-cardiac-rehabilitation-program-feasibility-study
#20
Heewon Chung, Hoon Ko, Tharoeun Thap, Changwon Jeong, Se-Eung Noh, Kwon-Ha Yoon, Jinseok Lee
We introduce a cardiac rehabilitation program (CRP) that utilizes only a smartphone, with no external devices. As an efficient guide for cardiac rehabilitation exercise, we developed an application to automatically indicate the exercise intensity by comparing the estimated heart rate (HR) with the target heart rate zone (THZ). The HR is estimated using video images of a fingertip taken by the smartphone's built-in camera. The introduced CRP app includes pre-exercise, exercise with intensity guidance, and post-exercise...
2016: PloS One
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