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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819361/unilateral-headache-status-after-intra-aortic-balloon-pump-placement
#1
Garret M Weber, Alan L Gass, Shalvi B Parikh
INTRODUCTION: Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) counterpulsation is a catheter-based treatment for coronary artery disease and decompensated heart failure to increase coronary blood flow and improve cardiac output. IABP is generally well tolerated, and complications are usually related to peripheral vasculature or red blood cell and platelet consumption. The usual insertion site via femoral artery renders the patient bedbound. Recently, axillary artery has been used in patients with atherosclerotic peripheral vascular disease and documented small arteries or in those awaiting transplant to ensure ambulation and prevent deconditioning...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807220/health-characteristics-of-heart-transplant-recipients-surviving-into-their-80s
#2
Deborah R Tabachnick, Megan E Bowen, Josef Stehlik, Abdallah G Kfoury, William T Caine, Craig H Selzman, Stephen H McKellar
BACKGROUND: Heart transplantation (HTx) is the preferred treatment for patients with end-stage heart failure and has been successful for >30 y. The clinical course of recipients at the extreme of age is unknown. We reviewed our experience to determine the overall health and prevalence of Tx-related medical problems for recipients in their ninth decade. METHODS: We reviewed the UCTP experience from 1985 to present to identify patients who survived into their 80s and matched (1:1) with other recipients for gender and age at HTx, but did not survive to ≥80 y...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802997/prophylactic-use-of-an-intra-aortic-balloon-pump-in-a-high-risk-patient-with-peripartum-cardiomyopathy-requiring-cesarean-delivery
#3
R S Samalavicius, L Puodziukaite, I Radaviciute, I Norkiene, K Urbonas, I Misiuriene, V Janusauskas, A Zorinas, K Rucinskas, P Serpytis
The use of intra-aortic balloon counter-pulsation for circulatory support in pregnant women with cardiac failure is limited to several case reports. Few publications have addressed the use of intra-aortic balloon counter-pulsation during delivery. We report a case using prophylactic intra-aortic counter-pulsation during the management of a cesarean delivery in a patient with peripartum cardiomyopathy. A 28-year-old primigravid female at 37weeks of gestation was admitted with signs of worsening heart failure, and transthoracic echocardiography revealed a decreased left ventricular ejection fraction of 25%...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799694/patient-with-a-total-artificial-heart-maintained-on-outpatient-dialysis-while-listed-for-combined-organ-transplant-a-single-center-experience
#4
Ramy M Hanna, Huma Hasnain, Mohammad Kamgar, Mina Hanna, Raffi Minasian, James Wilson
Advanced mechanical circulatory support is increasingly being used with more sophisticated devices that can deliver pulsatile rather than continuous flow. These devices are more portable as well, allowing patients to await cardiac transplantation in an outpatient setting. It is known that patients with renal failure are at increased risk for developing worsening acute kidney injury during implantation of a ventricular assist device (VAD) or more advanced modalities like a total artificial heart (TAH). Dealing with patients who have an implanted TAH who develop renal failure has been a challenge with the majority of such patients having to await a combined cardiac and renal transplant prior to transition to outpatient care...
August 11, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795995/toxic-myocarditis-caused-by-acetaminophen-in-a-multidrug-overdose
#5
Maxime Gosselin, Yann Dazé, Pascal Mireault, Marie Crahes
We report the case of an 18-year-old woman with personality disorders who was hospitalized a few hours after suicidal ingestion of acetaminophen, quetiapine, acetylsalicylic acid, and ethanol. Twelve hours after admission, severe liver damage was evident, but the patient was stable and awaiting hepatic transplantation. Electrolytes were successfully controlled. The condition of the liver stabilized. Cardiac biomarkers then deteriorated unexpectedly. Localized ST-segment elevations were noted on electrocardiogram, but angiography ruled out myocardial infarction...
August 9, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789823/serum-exosomal-protein-profiling-for-the-non-invasive-detection-of-cardiac-allograft-rejection
#6
Peter J Kennel, Amit Saha, Dawn A Maldonado, Raymond Givens, Danielle L Brunjes, Estibaliz Castillero, Xiaokan Zhang, Ruiping Ji, Alexandre Yahi, Isaac George, Donna M Mancini, Antonius Koller, Barry Fine, Emmanuel Zorn, Paolo C Colombo, Nicholas Tatonetti, Emily I Chen, P Christian Schulze
BACKGROUND: Exosomes are cell-derived circulating vesicles that play an important role in cell-cell communication. Exosomes are actively assembled and carry messenger RNAs, microRNAs and proteins. The "gold standard" for cardiac allograft surveillance is endomyocardial biopsy (EMB), an invasive technique with a distinct complication profile. The development of novel, non-invasive methods for the early diagnosis of allograft rejection is warranted. We hypothesized that the exosomal proteome is altered in acute rejection, allowing for a distinction between non-rejection and rejection episodes...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781924/cerebral-microhemorrhage-a-frequent-magnetic-resonance-imaging-finding-in-pediatric-patients-after-cardiopulmonary-bypass
#7
Paggie P C Kim, Benjamin W Nasman, Erica L Kinne, Udochukwu E Oyoyo, Daniel K Kido, J P Jacobson
OBJECTIVES: This study was undertaken to estimate the incidence and burden of cerebral microhemorrhage (CM) in patients with heart disease who underwent cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), as detected on susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI), a magnetic resonance (MR) sequence that is highly sensitive to hemorrhagic products. MATERIALS AND METHODS: With Institutional Review Board waiver of consent, MR imaging (MRI) of a cohort of 86 consecutive pediatric patients with heart failure who underwent heart transplantation evaluation were retrospectively reviewed for CM...
2017: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781013/early-aspirin-use-and-the-development-of-cardiac-allograft-vasculopathy
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Miae Kim, Brian A Bergmark, Thomas A Zelniker, Mandeep R Mehra, Garrick C Stewart, Deborah S Page, Erica L Woodcome, Jennifer A Smallwood, Steven Gabardi, Michael M Givertz
BACKGROUND: Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality after orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT). Little is known about the influence of aspirin on clinical expression of CAV. METHODS: We followed 120 patients with OHT at a single center for a median of 7 years and categorized them by the presence or absence of early aspirin therapy post-transplant (aspirin treatment ≥6 months in the first year). The association between aspirin use and time to the primary end-point of angiographic moderate or severe CAV (International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation grade ≥2) was investigated...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780919/anthracycline-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-patients-with-paediatric-bone-sarcoma-and-soft-tissue-sarcoma
#9
Ilaria Bini, Sebastian D Asaftei, Chiara Riggi, Elisa Tirtei, Rosaria Manicone, Eleonora Biasin, Maria Eleonora Basso, Gabriella Agnoletti, Franca Fagioli
OBJECTIVES: Anthracycline cardiotoxicity is an important side-effect in long-term childhood cancer survivors. We evaluated the incidence of and factors associated with anthracycline cardiotoxicity in a population of patients diagnosed with bone or soft tissue sarcoma. Materials and methods We retrospectively enrolled patients diagnosed with bone or soft tissue sarcoma, from 1995 to 2011, treated with anthracycline chemotherapy at our Centre and with a follow-up echocardiography carried out ⩾3 years from cardiotoxic therapy completion...
August 7, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772045/translational-registry-for-cardiomyopathies-torch-rationale-and-first-results
#10
Claudia Seyler, Benjamin Meder, Tanja Weis, Thea Schwaneberg, Kerstin Weitmann, Wolfgang Hoffmann, Hugo A Katus, Andreas Dösch
AIMS: Non-ischemic cardiomyopathies (CMPs) comprise heart muscle disorders of different causes with high variability in disease phenotypes and clinical progression. The lack of national structures for the efficient recruitment, clinical and molecular classification, and follow-up of patients with non-ischemic CMPs limit the thorough analysis of disease mechanisms and the evaluation of novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. This paper describes a national, prospective, multicenter registry for patients with non-ischemic CMPs...
August 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765741/experience-with-mechanical-circulatory-support-for-medically-intractable-low-cardiac-output-in-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
#11
Jung Bin Park, Jae Gun Kwak, Hong-Gook Lim, Woong-Han Kim, Jeong Ryul Lee, Yong Jin Kim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Mechanical circulatory support with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and ventricular assist device has always been the optimal choice for treating the majority of medically intractable low cardiac output case. We retrospectively investigated our institution's outcomes and variables associated with a high risk of mortality. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: From 1999 to 2014, 86 patients who were of pediatric age or had grown-up congenital heart disease underwent mechanical circulatory support for medically intractable low cardiac output in our pediatric intensive care unit...
July 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760213/retained-cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-fragments-are-not-associated-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-safety-issues-morbidity-or-mortality-after-orthotopic-heart-transplant
#12
Christopher O Austin, Kevin Landolfo, Pragnesh P Parikh, Parag C Patel, K L Venkatachalam, Fred M Kusumoto
BACKGROUND: Cardiac implantable electronic device therapy (CIED) has revolutionized treatment for advanced heart failure. Most patients considered for orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) are treated with implantable cardioverter defibrillators, cardiac resynchronization therapy, or both. These CIEDs are surgically extracted at the time of transplant. Occasionally, CIEDs are incompletely removed. Little is known about the outcomes of post-OHT patients with retained CIED fragments. METHODS: We identified 200 consecutive patients that underwent OHT at our institution between April 2006 and December 2014 and performed a retrospective analysis of available radiographic images and clinical records...
August 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754566/impact-of-asymmetric-dimethylarginine-on-coronary-physiology-early-after-heart-transplantation
#13
Rushi V Parikh, Kiran K Khush, Helen Luikart, Vedant S Pargaonkar, Yuhei Kobayashi, Jang Hoon Lee, Seema Sinha, Garrett Cohen, Hannah A Valantine, Alan C Yeung, William F Fearon
Cardiac allograft vasculopathy is a major cause of long-term graft failure following heart transplantation. Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), a marker of endothelial dysfunction, has been mechanistically implicated in the development of cardiac allograft vasculopathy, but its impact on coronary physiology early after transplantation is unknown. Invasive indices of coronary physiology, namely, fractional flow reserve (FFR), the index of microcirculatory resistance, and coronary flow reserve, were measured with a coronary pressure wire in the left anterior descending artery within 8 weeks (baseline) and 1 year after transplant...
June 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740514/normal-versus-pathological-cardiac-fibroblast-derived-extracellular-matrix-differentially-modulates-cardiosphere-derived-cell-paracrine-properties-and-commitment
#14
Francesca Pagano, Francesco Angelini, Clotilde Castaldo, Vittorio Picchio, Elisa Messina, Sebastiano Sciarretta, Ciro Maiello, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Giacomo Frati, Franca di Meglio, Daria Nurzynska, Isotta Chimenti
Human resident cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs) isolated as cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) are under clinical evaluation as a therapeutic product for cardiac regenerative medicine. Unfortunately, limited engraftment and differentiation potential of transplanted cells significantly hamper therapeutic success. Moreover, maladaptive remodelling of the extracellular matrix (ECM) during heart failure progression provides impaired biological and mechanical signals to cardiac cells, including CPCs. In this study, we aimed at investigating the differential effect on the phenotype of human CDCs of cardiac fibroblast-derived ECM substrates from healthy or diseased hearts, named, respectively, normal or pathological cardiogel (CG-N/P)...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739313/cardiac-amyloidosis-an-update-on-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Omar K Siddiqi, Frederick L Ruberg
The amyloidoses are a group of systemic diseases characterized by organ deposition of misfolded protein fragments of diverse origins. The natural history of the disease, involvement of other organs, and treatment options vary significantly based on the protein of origin. In AL amyloidosis, amyloid protein is derived from immunoglobulin light chains, and most often involves the kidneys and the heart. ATTR amyloidosis is categorized as mutant or wild-type depending on the genetic sequence of the transthyretin (TTR) protein produced by the liver...
July 13, 2017: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739034/evaluation-of-resting-cardiac-power-output-as-a-prognostic-factor-in-patients-with-advanced-heart-failure
#16
Omer Yildiz, Gamze Aslan, Zumrut T Demirozu, Cemal Deniz Yenigun, Nuran Yazicioglu
If the heart is represented by a hydraulic pump, cardiac power represents the hydraulic function of the heart. Cardiac pump function is frequently determined through left ventricular ejection fraction using imaging. This study aims to validate resting cardiac power output (CPO) as a predictive biomarker in patients with advanced heart failure (HF). One hundred and seventy-two patients with HF severe enough to warrant cardiac transplantation were retrospectively reviewed at a single tertiary care institution between September 2010 and July 2013...
June 28, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734440/use-of-mechanical-circulatory-support-in-isolated-right-heart-failure-a-bridge-to-transplantation
#17
Daniel J Beissel, Brian F Birnbaum, Aliessa P Barnes, James E O'Brien, Elizabeth M Turk, James D St Louis
Acute myocarditis may lead to left ventricular dysfunction and subsequent need for cardiac transplantation. We describe a 15-month-old child who presented with right heart failure of unclear cause. Echocardiography showed normal left ventricular function; however, right ventricular function was markedly reduced. The patient required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation followed by placement of a right-sided Berlin EXCOR ventricular assist device. There was little recovery, and the child underwent cardiac transplantation...
August 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734025/dual-site-right-ventricular-pacing-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-results-of-a-multicentre-propensity-matched-analysis
#18
Rui Providencia, Sergio Barra, Nikolaos Papageorgiou, Adam Ioannou, Dominic Rogers, Tanakal Wongwarawipat, Debbie Falconer, Rudolf Duehmke, Martina Colicchia, Girish Babu, Oliver R Segal, Simon Sporton, Mehul Dhinoja, Syed Ahsan, Vivienne Ezzat, Edward Rowland, Martin Lowe, Pier D Lambiase, Sharad Agarwal, Anthony W Chow
BACKGROUND: Dual RV has been proposed as an alternative for patients with heart failure undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) with a failure to deliver a coronary sinus (CS) lead. Only short-term haemodynamic and echocardiographic results of Dual RV are available. We aimed to assess the long-term results of Dual-site right ventricular pacing (Dual RV) and its impact on survival. METHODS: Multicentre retrospective assessment of all CRT implants during a 12-year period...
July 21, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728723/surgical-treatment-of-heart-failure
#19
REVIEW
Robert S D Higgins, Ahmet Kilic, Daniel G Tang
More than 5 million Americans suffer from heart failure and more than 250,000 die annually. Cardiac surgery, as applied to advanced heart failure, has evolved significantly in the past 50 years. Current therapeutic interventions are focused on the appropriate assessment of myocardial dysfunction as a means to select the right patient for the appropriate procedure using state-of-the-art myocardial viability testing and metabolic testing to determine candidacy for conventional interventions, mechanical devices, or transplant...
August 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727596/intraoperative-acute-multivessel-coronary-vasospasm-in-cardiac-allograft-a-case-report
#20
Richard Sheu, Kathleen Berfield, Stephanie Jones, Jay Pal, G Burkhard Mackensen
We present a patient who developed acute intraoperative cardiac failure requiring open cardiac message immediately after uncomplicated heart transplantation. After successful resuscitation and establishment of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, coronary angiography showed diffuse multivessel coronary vasospasm, which responded to intracoronary and IV administration of vasodilators. Cardiac function gradually improved and the patient was discharged home after a prolonged hospital course. Cardiac allograft dysfunction associated with coronary vasospasm immediately after heart transplantation has not previously been reported...
July 19, 2017: A & A Case Reports
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