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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148606/severe-subvalvular-pulmonic-stenosis-due-to-a-ball-shaped-accessory-tissue-in-an-asymptomatic-woman-with-congenitally-corrected-transposition-of-great-arteries-and-mesocardia-a-rare-case-report
#1
Maryam Nabati, Mozhdeh Dabirian
Congenitally corrected transposition of great arteries (CCTGA) is a rare anomaly described by atrioventricular and ventriculoarterial discordance. On the other hand, mesocardia that is extremely rare includes two relatively well-defined apexes defined by each ventricle with the major axis of the heart lies in the midline. We describe a rare case of an asymptomatic 20-year-old woman with mesocardia, CCTGA, and severe subvalvular pulmonic stenosis due to a ball-shaped accessory tissue in left ventricular outflow tract...
November 17, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148206/comparison-of-valvar-and-right-ventricular-function-following-transcatheter-and-surgical-pulmonary-valve-replacement
#2
Wendy F Li, Heidi Pollard, Mohsen Karimi, Jeremy D Asnes, William E Hellenbrand, Veronika Shabanova, Constance G Weismann
OBJECTIVE: Trans-catheter (TC) pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) has become common practice for patients with right ventricular outflow tract obstruction (RVOTO) and/or pulmonic insufficiency (PI). Our aim was to compare PVR and right ventricular (RV) function of patients who received TC vs surgical PVR. DESIGN: Retrospective review of echocardiograms obtained at three time points: before, immediately after PVR, and most recent. PATIENTS: Sixty-two patients (median age 19 years, median follow-up 25 months) following TC (N = 32) or surgical (N = 30) PVR at Yale-New Haven Hospital were included...
November 17, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046487/autograft-valve-sparing-root-replacement-for-late-ross-failure-during-quadruple-valve-surgery
#3
Andrew B Goldstone, Christopher W Jensen, Mary Sheridan Bilbao, Y Joseph Woo
Approximately 25% of patients require reoperation within 15 yrs of a Ross procedure. Increasing experience with valve-sparing root replacement (VSRR) has led some surgeons to spare the autograft valve. Here, we demonstrate that all valves can be surgically repaired or replaced safely during autograft VSRR. As more patients are considered for this operation, coexistent mitral, tricuspid, and pulmonic valve dysfunction should not preclude salvage of the autograft valve, nor should autograft leaflet prolapse.
October 17, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040196/carcinoid-syndrome-complicating-a-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-a-case-report
#4
James N Gerson, Ronald M Witteles, Daniel T Chang, Ramin E Beygui, Andrei H Iagaru, Pamela L Kunz
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) comprise a heterogeneous group of neoplasms. These tumors can produce a wide variety of hormones that can lead to syndromes of hormone excess, such as carcinoid syndrome. We present the case of a 47-year-old man who presented with right upper quadrant abdominal pain and emesis. He was found to have metastatic pancreatic NET and was treated with systemic chemotherapy. He subsequently developed dyspnea on exertion and was found to have severe right-sided heart disease secondary to elevated levels of serum serotonin...
November 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023732/murmur-intensity-in-adult-dogs-with-pulmonic-and-subaortic-stenosis-reflects-disease-severity
#5
D Caivano, D Dickson, M Martin, M Rishniw
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to determine whether murmur intensity in adult dogs with pulmonic stenosis or subaortic stenosis reflects echocardiographic disease severity and to determine whether a six-level murmur grading scheme provides clinical advantages over a four-level scheme. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective multi-investigator study on adult dogs with pulmonic stenosis or subaortic stenosis, murmur intensity was compared to echocardiographically determined pressure gradient across the affected valve...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023250/biomechanical-determinants-of-right-ventricular-failure-in-pulmonary-hypertension
#6
Francesco Scardulla, Diego Bellavia, Patrizio Vitulo, Giuseppe Romano, Chiara Mina, Giovanni Gentile, Francesco Clemenza, Salvatore Pasta
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a disease characterized by progressive adverse remodeling of the distal pulmonary arteries, resulting in elevated pulmonary vascular resistance and load pressure on the right ventricle (RV), ultimately leading to RV failure. Invasive hemodynamic testing is the gold standard for diagnosing PH and guiding patient therapy. We hypothesized that lumped-parameter and biventricular finite-element (FE) modeling may lead to noninvasive predictions of both PH-related hemodynamic and biomechanical parameters that induce PH...
October 18, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992910/extreme-tetralogy-of-fallot-with-polycythemia-in-a-ferret-mustela-putorius-furo
#7
Sara Dias, Marta Planellas, Albert Canturri, Jaume Martorell
A 5-month-old, intact male ferret (Mustela putorius furo) was presented with apathy, tachypnea and exercise intolerance. On initial physical examination, tachypnea and cyanosis were the two primary clinical signs detected. The complete blood count also revealed a severe polycythemia, with lymphopenia, neutrophilia and eosinophilia. Further diagnostic imaging tests were performed. The thoracic radiographs revealed cardiomegaly and a diffuse alveolar pulmonary pattern. Consequently, an echocardiography was performed and showed an interventricular septal defect, pulmonic artery occlusion, overriding of the aorta and right ventricle hypertrophy...
June 2017: Topics in Companion Animal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983709/late-complications-of-biliary-atresia-hepatopulmonary-syndrome-and-portopulmonary-hypertension
#8
Frederick M Karrer, Bradley J Wallace, Arturo E Estrada
Children with biliary atresia (BA) following Kasai portoenterostomy have a high risk for portal hypertension, however, while variceal and hemorrhagic complications have been more commonly studied, less frequent but no less possibly devastating complications of hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) and portopulmonary hypertension (PPH) remain less well understood. HPS and PPH both occur in a setting of portal hypertension, however, paradoxically patients with HPS develop pulmonic vasculature dilation leading to shunting and hypoxia, while those with PPH develop an opposite progression of pulmonary vasoconstriction eventually leading to cor pulmonale and decompensation...
December 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954831/exertional-dyspnoea-in-a-28-year-old-woman
#9
Selma D Carlson, Zachary L Steinberg, Eric V Krieger
CLINICAL INTRODUCTION: A 28-year-old woman with a history of critical pulmonic stenosis, status postsurgical valvotomy and subsequent pulmonary valve replacement, presented to the cardiology clinic with 1 year of progressive exertional dyspnoea. She has a heart rate of 75 bpm and blood pressure of 110/55 mm Hg. Cardiac auscultation reveals a 1/6 systolic ejection murmur along the left sternum and an early 3/6 diastolic decrescendo murmur. A transthoracic echocardiogram is obtained (figure 1)...
November 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932358/estimating-pressure-gradients-by-auscultation-how-technology-echocardiography-can-help-improve-clinical-skills
#10
Rohini L Kadle, Colin K L Phoon
AIM: To extend our previously-published experience in estimating pressure gradients (PG) via physical examination in a large patient cohort. METHODS: From January 1, 1997 through December 31, 2009, an attending pediatric cardiologist compared clinical examination (EXAM) with Doppler-echo (ECHO), in 1193 patients with pulmonic stenosis (PS, including tetralogy of Fallot), aortic stenosis (AS), and ventricular septal defect (VSD). EXAM PG estimates were based primarily on a murmur's pitch, grade, and length...
August 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916901/pulmonic-valve-disease-review-of-pathology-and-current-treatment-options
#11
REVIEW
Mouhammad Fathallah, Richard A Krasuski
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Our review is intended to provide readers with an overview of disease processes involving the pulmonic valve, highlighting recent outcome studies and guideline-based recommendations; with focus on the two most common interventions for treating pulmonic valve disease, balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty and pulmonic valve replacement. RECENT FINDINGS: The main long-term sequelae of balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty, the gold standard treatment for pulmonic stenosis, remain pulmonic regurgitation and valvular restenosis...
September 16, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912039/acquired-heart-disease-superimposed-on-congenital-heart-disease
#12
D Luke Glancy
A 50-year-old man with a murmur since birth developed systemic arterial hypertension as an adult. He came to the hospital because of dyspnea. He had a pulmonic valve ejection click and a murmur of pulmonic stenosis. His echocardiogram showed biventricular hypertrophy, a flat ventricular septum, a D-shaped left ventricle, systolic doming of the pulmonic valve, and Doppler evidence of a 70 mm Hg peak systolic pressure gradient across the pulmonic valve and a peak right ventricular systolic pressure of 100 mm Hg...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887041/partial-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-connection-in-a-dog
#13
Chloe L Thorn, Naomi R Ford, Meg M Sleeper
A 2-year-old male intact Belgian Malinois was presented for exercise intolerance. A grade III/VI left basilar systolic murmur was detected. Echocardiography revealed moderate right atrial and ventricular dilation and increased pulmonic outflow velocity. Thoracic radiographs showed right heart enlargement and a dilated caudal vena cava. In addition, on the left lateral projection, an enlarged aberrant right cranial pulmonary lobar vein was suspected to be diverging ventrally from the course of the right cranial lobar bronchus and inserting more ventrally than normal in the region of the right atrium...
October 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843325/pulmonary-valve-procedures-late-after-repair-of-tetralogy-of-fallot-current-perspectives-and-contemporary-approaches-to-management
#14
REVIEW
Catriona J Bhagra, Edward J Hickey, Alexander Van De Bruaene, S Lucy Roche, Eric M Horlick, Rachel M Wald
Few topics in adult congenital heart disease have approached the level of scrutiny bestowed on pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) strategies late after tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) repair. Despite the successes of primary surgery for TOF, there is a growing group of adults with residual right ventricular outflow tract and pulmonary valve dysfunction. Patients with residual chronic pulmonic regurgitation as a consequence of earlier surgery can later develop symptoms of exercise intolerance and complications including heart failure, tachyarrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death...
September 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797718/atrial-arrhythmias-after-lung-transplantation
#15
REVIEW
Henri Roukoz, David G Benditt
Atrial arrhythmias are a common complication after lung transplant (LT), occurring in about 16-46% of LT patients early postoperatively, and in about 14% during longer-term follow-up. They have a significant impact on postoperative in-hospital length of stay and may have an impact on overall mortality. In this report, we review the incidence and risk factors of post lung transplant AA, their pathogenesis and their impact on short- and long-term outcomes. Pharmacological management options are reviewed. In brief, early atrial arrhythmias tend to be mostly atrial fibrillation and are treated acutely with a rate control strategy followed if needed by rhythm control for 4-6 weeks...
August 1, 2017: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783910/effects-of-copper-on-the-survival-hatching-and-reproduction-of-a-pulmonate-snail-physa-acuta
#16
Lei Gao, Hai Doan, Bhanu Nidumolu, Anupama Kumar, Debra Gonzago
Acute and chronic bioassays provide essential basis for establishment of environmental quality standards. The effects of Cu on a pulmonate snail, Physa acuta, were investigated at a number of sublethal and lethal endpoints. Cu exposure suppressed movement and triggered an escape response in P. acuta at low and high concentrations, respectively, exerting acute toxic effects on adult snails exposed to a 96 h LC50 of 23.8 μg L(-1). Following 16 d exposure of Cu to the egg masses, successful hatching decreased with increasing Cu concentration...
October 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770679/the-stomatogastric-and-enteric-nervous-system-of-the-pulmonate-snail-megalobulimus-abbreviatus-a-neurochemical-analysis
#17
Malcon Andrei Martinez-Pereira, Raphaela da Cunha Franceschi, Bárbara Paranhos Coelho, Denise M Zancan
Chemical coding of stomatogastric nervous system (STNS) and enteric nervous system (ENS) of midgut and hindgut in the snail Megalobulimus abbreviatus was investigated using histochemistry, histofluorescence, and immunohistochemistry. The gastrointestinal plexuses, constituted by intrinsic neurons and fibers originating from the subesophageal ganglia and/or STNS, showed intense acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide diaphorase (NADPHd) activity. The enteric neurons and fibers with AChE activity are scattered in the submucosa and between both muscular layers of gastrointestinal tract, whereas NADPHd neurons and fibers are more abundant between muscular layers than in the submucosa...
August 2017: Zoological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720136/bilateral-multiple-pulmonary-artery-aneurysms-associated-with-cavitary-pulmonary-tuberculosis-a-case-report
#18
Pedro Pallangyo, Frederick Lyimo, Smita Bhalia, Hilda Makungu, Bashir Nyangasa, Flora Lwakatare, Pal Suranyi, Mohamed Janabi
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary artery aneurysms constitute <1% of aneurysms occurring in the thoracic cavity. Congenital cardiac defects are responsible for the majority (>50%) of cases, however, pulmonary artery aneurysm is a rare sequelae of pulmonary tuberculosis reported in about 5% of patients with chronic cavitary tuberculosis on autopsy. The natural history of this potentially fatal condition remains poorly understood and guidelines for optimal management are controversial. CASE PRESENTATION: A 24-year-old man, a nursing student of African descent, was referred to us from an up-country regional hospital with a 4-week history of recurrent episodes of breathlessness, awareness of heartbeats and coughing blood 3 weeks after completing a 6-month course of anti-tuberculosis drugs...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718693/effects-of-sedation-with-dexmedetomidine-and-buprenorphine-on-echocardiographic-variables-blood-pressure-and-heart-rate-in-healthy-cats
#19
Einar Johard, Anna Tidholm, Ingrid Ljungvall, Jens Häggström, Katja Höglund
Objectives Sedative agents are occasionally used to enable echocardiographic examination when screening cats for heart disease, such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Owing to their haemodynamic effects, sedative agents may alter echocardiographic measurements. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of the sedative combination dexmedetomidine and buprenorphine on echocardiographic variables, blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) in healthy cats. Methods Fifty healthy, client-owned cats were prospectively recruited and included after physical examination...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717643/chronic-airflow-obstruction-after-successful-treatment-of-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis
#20
Anthony L Byrne, Ben J Marais, Carole D Mitnick, Frances L Garden, Leonid Lecca, Carmen Contreras, Yaninna Yauri, Fanny Garcia, Guy B Marks
Cross-sectional studies reveal an association between tuberculosis (TB) and chronic airflow obstruction, but cannot adequately address confounding. We hypothesised that treated pulmonary TB is an independent risk factor for chronic airflow obstruction. The Pulmones Post TB cohort study enrolled participants from Lima, Peru, aged 10-70 years with a history of drug-susceptible (DS)- or multidrug-resistant (MDR)-TB who had completed treatment and were clinically cured. Unexposed participants without TB were randomly selected from the same districts...
July 2017: ERJ Open Research
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