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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818863/detection-of-left-ventricular-thrombus-by-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-in-embolic-stroke-of-undetermined-source
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Junji Takasugi, Hiroshi Yamagami, Teruo Noguchi, Yoshiaki Morita, Tomotaka Tanaka, Yoshinori Okuno, Satoshi Yasuda, Kazunori Toyoda, Yasufumi Gon, Kenichi Todo, Manabu Sakaguchi, Kazuyuki Nagatsuka
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We aimed to use contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance (CE-CMR) imaging to elucidate the prevalence of left ventricular (LV) thrombus in patients suspected of embolic stroke of undetermined source (ESUS) with previous myocardial infarction or LV dysfunction (LV ejection fraction [LVEF] <50%). METHODS: We prospectively investigated 797 consecutive patients who presented to our hospital with acute ischemic stroke between 2014 and 2015...
August 17, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818261/contemporary-medical-therapies-of-atherosclerotic-carotid-artery-disease
#2
Suk F Cheng, Martin M Brown
Contemporary medical therapy consists of identification and treatment of all patient-modifiable vascular risk factors. Specific atherosclerotic disease therapies are designed to reduce the risk of thrombosis, and the disease progression in order to reduce the risk of future cardiovascular events. Contemporary medical management emphasizes the need to support the patient in achieving lifestyle modifications and to adjust medication to achieve individualized target values for specific quantifiable risk factors...
March 2017: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818258/imaging-of-high-risk-carotid-plaques-ultrasound
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Rafael S Cires-Drouet, Mahvash Mozafarian, Amir Ali, Siddhartha Sikdar, Brajesh K Lal
Duplex ultrasonography has a well-established role in the assessment of the degree of stenosis caused by carotid atherosclerosis. This assessment is derived from Doppler velocity changes induced by the narrowing lumen of the artery. New research into the mechanisms for plaque rupture and atheroembolic stroke indicates that the degree of narrowing is an imperfect predictor of stroke risk, and that other factors, such as plaque composition and remodeling and biomechanical forces acting on the plaque, can play a role...
March 2017: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818256/will-mesh-covered-stents-help-reduce-stroke-associated-with-carotid-stent-angioplasty
#4
Carly N Richards, Peter A Schneider
Carotid stent angioplasty (CAS) has been shown to protect patient from future stroke long-term efficacy similar to carotid endarterectomy (CEA). The risk of minor stroke in the perioperative period is higher than with CEA and not related to cerebral protection during the CAS procedure since a significant portion of the neurologic events occur between 1 and 30 days following stent deployment. This observation suggests mechanisms integral to the stent itself may be pertinent such as plaque embolization thru the stent struts may occur...
March 2017: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818255/clinical-need-design-and-goals-for-the-carotid-revascularization-and-medical-management-for-asymptomatic-carotid-stenosis-trial
#5
Brajesh K Lal, James F Meschia, Thomas G Brott
Prior clinical trials produced evidence-based treatment recommendations for patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis that may not be appropriate for clinical decision-making today. High-quality patient outcomes data to allow informed decision making regarding the optimal management of high-grade asymptomatic internal carotid artery stenosis is lacking. The results of the Asymptomatic Carotid Atherosclerosis Study were published in 1995 based on a randomized patient enrollment in the 1990s. Outcomes after endarterectomy, stenting, and medical treatment for these patients have all improved in the subsequent 2 decades...
March 2017: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816933/breast-cancer-endometrial-cancer-and-cardiovascular-events-in-participants-who-used-vaginal-estrogen-in-the-women-s-health-initiative-observational-study
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Carolyn J Crandall, Kathleen M Hovey, Christopher A Andrews, Rowan T Chlebowski, Marcia L Stefanick, Dorothy S Lane, Jan Shifren, Chu Chen, Andrew M Kaunitz, Jane A Cauley, JoAnn E Manson
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between use of vaginal estrogen and risk of a global index event (GIE), defined as time to first occurrence of coronary heart disease (CHD), invasive breast cancer, stroke, pulmonary embolism, hip fracture, colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer, or death from any cause. METHODS: For this prospective observational cohort study, we used data from participants of the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study, who were recruited at 40 US clinical centers, aged 50 to 79 years at baseline and did not use systemic estrogen therapy during follow-up (n = 45,663, median follow-up 7...
August 14, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816783/association-of-testosterone-replacement-therapy-and-the-incidence-of-a-composite-of-postoperative-in-hospital-mortality-and-cardiovascular-events-in-men-undergoing-noncardiac-surgery
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Maged Y Argalious, Jing You, Guangmei Mao, Daniel Ramos, Sandeep Khanna, Kamal Maheshwari, Carlos Trombetta
BACKGROUND: Whether patients on testosterone replacement therapy undergoing noncardiac surgery have an increased risk of postoperative in-hospital mortality and cardiovascular events remains unknown. We therefore sought to identify the impact of testosterone replacement on the incidence of a composite of postoperative in-hospital mortality and cardiovascular events in men undergoing noncardiac surgery. METHODS: Data from male American Society of Anesthesiologists I through IV patients 40 yr or older who underwent noncardiac surgery between May 2005 and December 2015 at the Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio) main campus were included...
September 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811092/direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-and-atrial-fibrillation
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Fernando Dominguez, Vicente Climent, Esther Zorio, Tomás Ripoll-Vera, Joel Salazar-Mendiguchía, Jose Manuel García-Pinilla, Jose Angel Urbano-Moral, Xusto Fernández-Fernández, David Lopez-Cuenca, Raquel Ajo-Ferrer, Jorge Sanz-Sanchez, Yolanda Gomez-Perez, Miguel A López-Garrido, Roberto Barriales-Villa, Juan Ramón Gimeno, Pablo Garcia-Pavia
BACKGROUND: Chronic anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) is recommended in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and atrial fibrillation (AF). Direct oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are an alternative to VKAs but there are limited data to support their use in HCM. We sought to describe the pattern of use, thromboembolic events, bleeding and quality of life in patients with HCM and AF treated with NOACs. METHODS: Data from patients treated with NOACs (n=99) and VKA (n=433) at 9 inherited cardiac diseases units were retrospectively collected...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810087/multiple-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations-an-unusual-cause-of-shortness-of-breath-and-recurrent-strokes
#9
Kalyan C Potu, Shenjing Li, Shawn C Kelly, Julia A Prescott-Focht, Scott Pham
OBJECTIVE: To discuss an uncommon case of a patient with multiple pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) presenting with dyspnea on exertion and recurrent strokes. BACKGROUND: A 79-year-old woman with recent onset recurrent cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs) was referred to cardiology for evaluation of dyspnea on exertion. Clinical examination was unrevealing. METHODS: A transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) with agitated saline was suggestive of an extra-cardiac shunt...
February 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808511/large-endocardial-rheumatoid-nodules-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#10
Allen Vantrease, Christopher Trabue, James Atkinson, Paul McNabb
Rheumatoid nodules occur frequently in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and are the most common cutaneous manifestation of the disease. Although uncommon, rheumatoid nodules may also occur on cardiac valves, where they may be large and clinically significant. They may embolize and cause stroke. They may cause regurgitant murmurs, or they may result in valvular destruction. Echocardiographically, they may mimic an atrial myxoma or appear as a vegetation. We present a patient with seronegative rheumatoid arthritis who developed an acute embolic stroke; he had peripheral stigmata of infective endocarditis on physical examination and echocardiography revealed a mitral valve vegetation...
July 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806993/successful-intravenous-thrombolysis-for-ischemic-stroke-after-reversal-of-dabigatran-anticoagulation-with-idarucizumab-a-case-report
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Sergio Agosti, Laura Casalino, Enrico Rocci, Gabriele Zaccone, Eugenia Rota
BACKGROUND: Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants, including dabigatran, are currently widely used for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Recently, idarucizumab, a monoclonal antibody fragment for immediate reversal of dabigatran-induced anticoagulation, has been introduced into the market to be used in life-threatening bleeding or urgent surgery, allowing for rapid normalization of clotting parameters. The use of idarucizumab is not yet well established in patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke on dabigatran who are candidates for thrombolytic therapy...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806210/risk-stratification-for-major-postoperative-complications-in-patients-undergoing-intra-abdominal-general-surgery-using-latent-class-analysis
#12
Minjae Kim, Melanie M Wall, Guohua Li
BACKGROUND: Preoperative risk stratification is a critical element in assessing the risks and benefits of surgery. Prior work has demonstrated that intra-abdominal general surgery patients can be classified based on their comorbidities and risk factors using latent class analysis (LCA), a model-based clustering technique designed to find groups of patients that are similar with respect to characteristics entered into the model. Moreover, the latent risk classes were predictive of 30-day mortality...
August 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803513/mechanisms-of-unexpected-death-and-autopsy-findings-in-friedreich-ataxia
#13
Roger W Byard, John D Gilbert
A 36-year-old woman with a clinical history of Friedreich ataxia and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy was found unexpectedly dead at her home. The heart showed asymmetric left ventricular hypertrophy, with an interventricular septal thickness of 20-25 mm (the remainder of the left ventricular wall measured 15 mm). Histologically, both ventricles had irregular areas of marked myocyte hypertrophy with associated interstitial fibrosis and focal myofibre disarray. There was neuronal loss within the dentate nucleus of the cerebellum, with vacuolation and axonal loss in the dorsal columns and spinocerebellar tracts of the upper cervical spinal cord...
January 1, 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801324/mechanical-thrombectomy-for-repeated-cerebral-tumor-embolism-from-a-thoracic-sarcomatoid-carcinoma
#14
Raoul Pop, Dan Mihoc, Monica Manisor, Johann Sebastian Richter, Veronique Lindner, Ralf Janssen-Langenstein, Mihaela Simu, Valerie Wolff, Remy Beaujeux
Cerebral embolism originating from intracardiac tumors represents a rare cause of stroke and has been documented in both adult and pediatric populations. We present a patient recently diagnosed with a right pulmonary hilum tumor, invading the pulmonary veins and the left atrium. Two consecutive episodes of large cerebral vessel occlusion in separate vascular territories occurred in the same day and were treated by mechanical thrombectomy. Embolic material retrieved on both occasions contained tumor fragments with peripheral endothelialization...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801076/early-development-of-right-ventricular-ischemic-lesions-in-a-novel-large-animal-model-of-acute-right-heart-failure-in-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
#15
David Boulate, Jennifer Arthur Ataam, Andrew J Connolly, Genevieve Giraldeau, Myriam Amsallem, Benoit Decante, Lilia Lamrani, Elie Fadel, Peter Dorfmuller, Frederic Perros, Francois Haddad, Olaf Mercier
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to develop a model of acute right heart failure (ARHF) in the setting of pulmonary hypertension and to characterize acute right ventricular lesions that develop early after hemodynamic restoration. METHODS AND RESULTS: We used a described piglet model of chronic pulmonary hypertension (cPH) induced by pulmonary artery occlusions. We induced ARHF in animals with cPH (ARHF-cPH group, n=9) by volume loading and iterative acute pulmonary embolisms until hemodynamic compromise followed by dobutamine infusion for hemodynamic restoration prior to sacrifice for right ventricular tissue evaluation...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799408/assessment-of-apixaban-prescribing-patterns-for-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-in-hospitalized-patients
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Caitlin M Gibson, Carmen B Smith, Sondra Davis, Michael J Scalese
BACKGROUND: Apixaban is a direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). Other DOACs require renal dose adjustments based solely on creatinine clearance. Apixaban differs in that its dose adjustments are more complex, potentially leading to prescribing errors. OBJECTIVE: To determine if adherence to Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved dosing for apixaban is maintained in hospitalized patients with NVAF...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798783/mesh-covered-roadsaver-stent-as-a-new-treatment-modality-for-symptomatic-or-high-risk-carotid-stenosis
#17
Roman Machnik, Piotr Paluszek, Łukasz Tekieli, Karolina Dzierwa, Damian Maciejewski, Mariusz Trystuła, Andrzej Brzychczy, Krzysztof Banaszkiewicz, Robert Musiał, Piotr Pieniążek
INTRODUCTION: Prevention of periprocedural stroke has a crucial role in carotid artery stenting (CAS) procedures. AIM: To assess retrospectively 30-day safety and effectiveness of 41 procedures of internal and common carotid artery stenting using the Roadsaver double nitinol layer micromesh stent in 40 non-consecutive patients with symptomatic or high-risk carotid artery stenosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The patients were men (n = 31) and women (n = 9); mean age was 67...
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798779/one-swallow-does-not-a-summer-make-but-many-swallows-do-accumulating-clinical-evidence-for-nearly-eliminated-peri-procedural-and-30-day-complications-with-mesh-covered-stents-transforms-the-carotid-revascularisation-field
#18
REVIEW
Piotr Musiałek, L Nelson Hopkins, Adnan H Siddiqui
Atherosclerotic carotid artery stenosis (CS) continues to be a common cause of acute ischaemic stroke. Optimised medical therapy (OMT), the first-line treatment modality in CS, may reduce or delay - but it does not abolish - CS-related strokes. As per current AHA/ASA and ESC/ESVS/ESO guidelines, carotid artery stenting (CAS) is a less-invasive alternative to carotid endarterectomy (CEA) for CS revascularisation in primary and secondary stroke prevention. Ten-year follow-up from the CREST trial in patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic CS confirmed equipoise of CAS and CEA in the primary endpoint...
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794825/interventional-radiology-treatment-for-pulmonary-embolism
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REVIEW
Miguel A De Gregorio, Jose A Guirola, Celia Lahuerta, Carolina Serrano, Ana L Figueredo, William T Kuo
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is an illness that has a potentially life-threatening condition that affects a large percentage of the global population. VTE with pulmonary embolism (PE) is the third leading cause of death after myocardial infarction and stroke. In the first three months after an acute PE, there is an estimated 15% mortality among submassive PE, and 68% mortality in massive PE. Current guidelines suggest fibrinolytic therapy regarding the clinical severity, however some studies suggest a more aggressive treatment approach...
July 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790213/-surgical-treatment-of-cervical-carotid-artery-aneurysm
#20
Ryo Hamasaki, Toshiharu Yanagisawa, Yusuke Takahashi, Hiroaki Shimizu
Cervical carotid aneurysms are rare, and surgical treatment should be planned for each patient. The authors report 9 cases of cervical carotid aneurysm in 9 patients(mean age, 53.7 years;5 men)who were treated surgically between 2005 and 2014. The aneurysm was located in the internal carotid artery in 6 patients, the common carotid artery in 2 patients, and the carotid bifurcation in 1 patient. Four aneurysms were recurrences after a previous endovascular intervention(parent artery coil embolization, covered stent placement, or stent with coil embolization)...
August 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
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