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Troponin pericarditis

Dario Gulin, Jozica Sikic, Jasna Cerkez Habek, Sandra Jerkovic Gulin, Edvard Galic
Eosinophilic myocarditis (EM) is a rare and potentially fatal disease if left untreated. Because the disease can have a delayed presentation and can appear even after 2 years, its underlying causes often remain unknown. We report the case of a 63-year-old man with an atypical clinical presentation of hypersensitive EM and significant coronary artery disease, which was confirmed through coronary angiography. The patient was treated with hydrochlorothiazide (12.5 mg once daily for 2 years) and budesonide/formoterol (160/4...
December 2016: Drug Saf Case Rep
Noura E Attia
AIM: This study was designed to evaluate the cardiac biomarkers and ultrasonography in prediction and early diagnosis of traumatic pericarditis (TP) in Egyptian buffaloes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total number of 47 buffaloes were included in the study and divided into two groups: Healthy (n=10) and diseased groups (n=37). Diseased buffaloes were admitted to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Zagazig University, Egypt, with a history of anorexia, sudden, and severe reduction of milk production with no response to a previous medical treatment some animals had edema at the dewlap and congestion of the jugulars...
September 2016: Veterinary World
O Nallet, G Gouffran, Y Lavie Badie
Cardiac troponins are the most sensitive and specific markers of myocardial injury. Cardiac troponin elevation are common in many diseases and do not necessarily indicate the presence of a thrombotic acute coronary syndrome. In clinical practice, interpretation of dynamic changes of troponin may be challenging. Troponin evaluation should be performed only if clinically indicated and must be interpreted in the context of clinical presentation, ECG changes, troponin level and kinetic. In the absence of thrombotic acute coronary syndrom, troponin retains a prognostic value...
September 29, 2016: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
Ana L Neves, Tiago Henriques-Coelho, Adelino Leite-Moreira, José C Areias
The aim of this article is to evaluate the clinical utility of cardiac injury biomarkers in paediatric age. In December 2015, a literature search was performed (PubMed access to MEDLINE citations; ). The search strategy included the following medical subject headings and text terms for the key words: "cardiac injury biomarkers", "creatine kinase-MB", "myoglobin", "troponin", "children", "neonate/s", "newborn/s", "infant/s" and echocardiography. In the paediatric population, troponins show a good correlation with the extent of myocardial damage following cardiac surgery and cardiotoxic medication and can be used as predictors of subsequent cardiac recovery and mortality...
June 2, 2016: Heart Failure Reviews
Toru Suzuki, Alexander Lyon, Rajeev Saggar, Liam M Heaney, Kenichi Aizawa, Antonio Cittadini, Ciro Mauro, Rodolfo Citro, Giuseppe Limongelli, Francesco Ferrara, Olga Vriz, Andrew Morley-Smith, Paolo Calabrò, Eduardo Bossone
Acute cardiothoracic and respiratory diseases frequently remain a challenge to diagnose and differentiate in the emergency setting. The main diseases that manifest with chest pain include ischaemic heart disease, myocarditis, acute pericarditis, aortic dissection/rupture and pulmonary embolism (PE). Diseases that primarily present with dyspnoea include heart failure (HF), acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), pneumonia, asthma exacerbations and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Pre-test probabilities of clinical findings play a vital part in diagnostic decisions, and the use of a Bayesian approach to these greatly improves the ability to stratify patients more accurately...
September 2016: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
Alvarez Villela, Lindell K Weaver, Dhar Ritesh
INTRODUCTION: A healthy scuba diver presented with a NSTEMI (non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction), pneumothorax and pneumomediastinum after diving. CASE REPORT: A 34-year-old woman with no significant medical history presented to the emergency department after an episode of loss of consciousness and seizure-like activity after an uncontrolled ascent during a dive in a freshwater lake at 5,700 feet of altitude. A chest radiograph showed pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum and pneumopericardium...
November 2015: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
Antonio Brucato, Silvia Maestroni, Gabriella Masciocco, Enrico Ammirati, Edgardo Bonacina, Patrizia Pedrotti
Churg-Strauss syndrome, recently renamed eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), is a rare form of systemic vasculitis, characterized by disseminated necrotizing vasculitis with extravascular granulomas occurring among patients with asthma and tissue eosinophilia. EGPA is classified as a small and medium-sized vessel vasculitis associated with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) and the hypereosinophilic syndrome. Typical clinical features include asthma, sinusitis, transient pulmonary infiltrates and neuropathy...
September 2015: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Rafaqat Hussain, Laszlo Halmai, Eduardas Subkovas
A 31 years man was referred by general practitioner (GP) with chest pain preceded by sore throat a week ago. Electrocardiogram was suggestive of pericarditis and Troponin and inflammatory markers were elevated. Echocardiogram showed small pericardial effusion with normal biventricular size and function, and no regional wall motion abnormalities (RWMA). A clinical diagnosis of myopericarditis was made. Patient was in good clinical condition so he self-discharged before cardiac MRI. Two days later he died of cardiac arrest...
January 2015: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
Jomien M Mouton, Adriano S Pellizzon, Althea Goosen, Craig J Kinnear, Philip G Herbst, Paul A Brink, Johanna C Moolman-Smook
INTRODUCTION: The minimum criterion for the diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is thickening of the left ventricular wall, typically in an asymmetrical or focal fashion, and it requires no functional deficit. Using this criterion, we identified a family with four affected individuals and a single unrelated individual essentially with restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM). Mutations in genes coding for the thin filaments of cardiac muscle have been described in RCM and HCM with 'restrictive features'...
March 2015: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
Renata J M Engler, Michael R Nelson, Limone C Collins, Christina Spooner, Brian A Hemann, Barnett T Gibbs, J Edwin Atwood, Robin S Howard, Audrey S Chang, Daniel L Cruser, Daniel G Gates, Marina N Vernalis, Marguerite S Lengkeek, Bruce M McClenathan, Allan S Jaffe, Leslie T Cooper, Steve Black, Christopher Carlson, Christopher Wilson, Robert L Davis
BACKGROUND: Although myocarditis/pericarditis (MP) has been identified as an adverse event following smallpox vaccine (SPX), the prospective incidence of this reaction and new onset cardiac symptoms, including possible subclinical injury, has not been prospectively defined. PURPOSE: The study's primary objective was to determine the prospective incidence of new onset cardiac symptoms, clinical and possible subclinical MP in temporal association with immunization...
2015: PloS One
Jayendra Sharma, Nithi Fernandes, Dora Alvarez, Shefali Khanna
Acute myopericarditis is primarily a pericarditic syndrome with variable myocardial involvement, as evidenced by elevated cardiac enzymes. It is a rare entity, exclusively seen in male adolescents and accounts for less than 2% of the cases of inpatient admissions for chest pain/pericarditis in the pediatric age group. The electrocardiographic changes of pericarditis include J point/ST segment elevation, which needs to be differentiated from the benign early repolarization pattern that is common in young adolescents and the subtle anterior ST segment elevation myocardial infarction...
June 2015: Pediatric Emergency Care
Massimo Imazio, Antonio Brucato, David H Spodick, Yehuda Adler
BACKGROUND: The prognosis of pericarditis with concomitant myocarditis, especially in the setting of troponin elevation, is a reason for concern because it could imply an adverse outcome. METHODS: We performed a comprehensive Medline search of all publications from 2000 to 2013 with the MeSH terms 'pericarditis', 'myocarditis' and 'prognosis'. Additional publications were sought using the reference lists of identified papers, the published reviews on this topic, and a search of abstracts from the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and European Society of Cardiology scientific sessions...
December 2014: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Eva Laraudogoitia Zaldumbide, Esther Pérez-David, José A Larena, Sonia Velasco Del Castillo, José R Rumoroso Cuevas, José J Onaindía, Iñaki Lekuona Goya, Miguel A García-Fernández
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: A number of different conditions can present with symptoms similar to acute coronary syndrome (ACS): chest pain, electrocardiographic changes, and elevated levels of markers of myocardial damage. Even after coronary angiography has been performed, differential diagnosis can be challenging. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) for diagnosing conditions that present like ACS but in which the coronary arteries are normal...
September 2009: Revista Española de Cardiología
Ahmad T Alhammouri, Bassam A Omar
Acute pericarditis is common but illusive, often mimicking acute coronary syndrome in its clinical and electrocardiographic presentation. Regional pericarditis, though rare, presents further challenge with a paucity of published diagnostic criteria. We present a case of postoperative regional pericarditis and discuss helpful electrocardiographic findings. A 66-year-old male with history of open drainage of a liver abscess presented with abdominal pain and tenderness. CT of the abdomen was concerning for pneumatosis intestinalis of the distal descending colon...
2014: Case Reports in Medicine
Luis Manautou, Carlos Jerjes-Sanchez, Manuel Meraz, Luis F Perez-Garcia, Antonio Diaz-Cid, Erasmo de la Peña-Almaguer, Cesar Avila, Luis Sanchez
A previously healthy young man presented with a 12-hour history of sudden dyspnea and severe chest pain at rest. Initial findings of physical examination, electrocardiogram and chest radiography showed typical pericarditis and clinical instability. Echocardiogram revealed small pericardial effusion with right ventricle dilatation. The patient was admitted in the ICU; a new echocardiogram revealed moderate pericardial effusion and diagnosis of pericarditis complicated with acute cardiac tamponade was established...
August 2014: Lupus
Sameer Chadha, Geurys Rojas Marte, Bernard Topi, Gerald Hollander, Jacob Shani
SESSION TITLE: Cardiovascular Case Report Posters IISESSION TYPE: Case Report PosterPRESENTED ON: Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 01:15 PM - 02:15 PMINTRODUCTION: Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness caused by spirochete Borrelia Burgdorferi. Cardiac manifestations of Lyme disease mostly include conduction abnormalities which occur weeks to a few months after the onset of infection. CASE PRESENTATION: A 19 year old male with no past medical history presented to our emergency department (ED) with an episode of syncope while walking...
March 1, 2014: Chest
Dustin L Cooper, Derek E Murrell, Christopher M Conder, Victoria E Palau, Grace E Campbell, Shaun P Lynch, James W Denham, Angela V Hanley, Kenny W Bullins, Peter C Panus, Krishna Singh, Sam Harirforoosh
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can produce adverse effects by inhibiting prostaglandin (PG) synthesis. A PGE1 analogue, misoprostol, is often utilized to alleviate NSAID-related gastrointestinal side effects. This study examined the effect of misoprostol on celecoxib renal toxicity. Additionally, the effects of these drugs on cardiovascular parameters were evaluated. Four randomized rat groups were orally gavaged for 9 days, two groups receiving vehicle and two groups receiving misoprostol (100 µg/kg) twice daily...
2014: PloS One
Massimo Imazio
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January 2014: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Andrea Sonaglioni, Giandomenico Gullà, Marco Bordonali, Giuseppe Gramegna, Paolo Panisi, Michele Lombardo
An 82-year-old woman was admitted to our emergency department in hemodynamically stable condition, 12h after the beginning of severe retrosternal chest pain of 1h duration, not influenced by changes in body position, nor aggravated by breathing and no more repeated. The ECG showed a typical pattern of acute pericarditis with diffuse concave upward ST-segment elevation >1 mm. Cardiac troponin levels, 12h after chest pain, were in the normal range, excluding the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome. Chest X-ray displayed significant mediastinal enlargement...
December 2013: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Faisal F Syed, Mpiko Ntsekhe, Freedom Gumedze, Motasim Badri, Bongani M Mayosi
OBJECTIVE: The prevalence, predictors and outcome of myopericarditis in patients with tuberculous (TB) pericarditis are unknown. METHODS: Eighty-one patients (mean age±SD, 36.1±13.3 years; 54 (66.7%) men; 58 (71.6%) HIV seropositive) with TB pericarditis were recruited between January 2006 and September 2008. Myopericarditis was defined as echocardiographic LV systolic dysfunction (immediately after pericardiocentesis), elevated peripheral blood troponin T (>0...
January 2014: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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