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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210569/infant-acute-myocarditis-mimicking-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Maher Jedidi, Samia Tilouche, Tasnim Masmoudi, Maha Sahnoun, Youssef Chkirbène, Sarra Mestiri, Lamia Boughamoura, Mohamed Ben Dhiab, Mohamed Kamel Souguir
Myocarditis is an inflammatory disease of the myocardium with heterogeneous clinical manifestations and progression. In clinical practice, although there are many methods of diagnosis of acute myocarditis, the diagnosis remains an embarrassing dilemma for clinicians. The authors report the case of 9-month-old infant who was brought to the Pediatric Emergency Department with sudden onset dyspnea. Examination disclosed heart failure and resuscitation was undertaken. The electrocardiogram showed an ST segment elevation in the anterolateral leads with a mirror image...
October 2016: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210568/clozapine-induced-hypersensitivity-myocarditis-presenting-as-sudden-cardiac-death
#2
Natraj Katta, Sudarshan Balla, Kul Aggarwal
Hypersensitivity myocarditis is a rare but serious adverse effect of clozapine, a commonly used psychiatric drug. We report the case of sudden cardiac death from clozapine-induced hypersensitivity myocarditis diagnosed at autopsy. A 54-year-old Caucasian male on clozapine therapy for bipolar disorder presented with a sudden onset of shortness of breath. Laboratory studies were significant for elevated N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide. During his hospital stay, the patient died of sudden cardiac arrest from ventricular tachycardia...
October 2016: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207447/troponin-is-for-diagnosis-not-screening
#3
Nirvik Pal, John Butterworth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196358/wellens-syndrome-a-bad-omen
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Madalena Coutinho Cruz, Isabel Luiz, Lurdes Ferreira, Rui Cruz Ferreira
Wellens' syndrome is characterized by an electrocardiographic pattern of T-wave changes associated with a critical stenosis of the left anterior descending artery (LAD), which progresses to an extensive anterior myocardial infarction in the majority of cases. For this reason, its recognition and early treatment are extremely important. We report 2 cases of Wellens' syndrome: an 83-year-old male presenting with ill-characterized chest pain, biphasic T waves in V1-V3 during an asymptomatic period, negative cardiac biomarkers, and a 64% stenosis in LAD with a fractional flow reserve of 0...
February 15, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196196/identification-of-transthyretin-cardiac-amyloidosis-using-serum-retinol-binding-protein-4-and-a-clinical-prediction-model
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Marios Arvanitis, Clarissa M Koch, Gloria G Chan, Celia Torres-Arancivia, Michael P LaValley, Daniel R Jacobson, John L Berk, Lawreen H Connors, Frederick L Ruberg
Importance: Transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis (ATTR) is an underrecognized cause of heart failure (HF) in older individuals, owing in part to difficulty in diagnosis. ATTR can result from substitution of valine for isoleucine at codon 122 of the transthyretin (TTR) gene (V122I), present in 3.43% of African American individuals. Objective: To examine whether serum retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4), an endogenous TTR ligand, could be used as a diagnostic test for ATTR V122I amyloidosis...
February 8, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195938/low-adverse-event-rates-but-high-emergency-department-utilization-in-chest-pain-patients-treated-in-an-emergency-department-observation-unit
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Anthony M Napoli, Janette Baird, Steven Tran, Jing Wang
OBJECTIVES: Nearly 40% of all previously admitted chest pain patients re-present to the emergency department (ED) within 1 year regardless of stress testing, and nearly 5% of patients return with a major adverse cardiac event (MACE). The primary objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of return visits to the ED among patients previously admitted to an ED chest pain observation unit (CPU). We also identified the patient characteristics and health risk factors associated with these return ED visits...
March 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193484/clearance-of-cardiac-troponin-t-with-and-without-kidney-function
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Vincent Fridén, Karin Starnberg, Aida Muslimovic, Sven-Erik Ricksten, Christian Bjurman, Niklas Forsgard, Anna Wickman, Ola Hammarsten
OBJECTIVE: The extent of kidney-dependent clearance of the cardiac damage biomarker cardiac troponin T (cTnT) is not known. METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined clearance of cTnT after injection of heart extracts in rats with or without clamped kidney vessels. The extent of degradation of cTnT to fragments able to pass the glomerular membrane and the kidney extraction index of cTnT was examined in human subjects. After a bolus injection of rat cardiac extract, simulating a large myocardial infarction, there was no significant difference in clearance of cTnT with or without kidney function...
February 10, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192777/renal-function-and-scaled-troponin-in-patients-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-symptoms-of-myocardial-infarction
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Anupama Vasudevan, Adam J Singer, Christopher DeFilippi, Gary Headden, Jeffrey M Schussler, Lori B Daniels, Michael Reed, Martin P Than, Robert Birkhahn, Stephen W Smith, Tyler W Barrett, William Arnold, W Frank Peacock, Peter A McCullough
BACKGROUND: Cardiac troponins are often found to be elevated in patients with renal dysfunction, even in the absence of acute myocardial injury. The objective of this report was to characterize the scaled troponin values and proportion of adjudicated acute myocardial infarction (AMI) among patients with and without renal dysfunction. METHODS: The data was from a multicenter prospective study including patients presenting to the emergency department with symptoms of AMI...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188579/cardiac-biomarkers-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-from-history-to-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin
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REVIEW
Pankaj Garg, Paul Morris, Asma Lina Fazlanie, Sethumadhavan Vijayan, Balazs Dancso, Amardeep Ghosh Dastidar, Sven Plein, Christian Mueller, Philip Haaf
The role of cardiac troponins as diagnostic biomarkers of myocardial injury in the context of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is well established. Since the initial 1st-generation assays, 5th-generation high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) assays have been developed, and are now widely used. However, its clinical adoption preceded guidelines and even best practice evidence. This review summarizes the history of cardiac biomarkers with particular emphasis on hs-cTn. We aim to provide insights into using hs-cTn as a quantitative marker of cardiomyocyte injury to help in the differential diagnosis of coronary versus non-coronary cardiac diseases...
February 11, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178154/significant-elevation-of-biomarkers-of-myocardial-necrosis-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-without-myocardial-infarction-established-assessed-by-cardiac-magnetic-resonance
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Leandro Menezes Alves da Costa, Whady Hueb, Cesar Higa Nomura, Alexandre Ciappina Hueb, Alexandre Volney Villa, Fernando Teiichi Costa Oikawa, Rodrigo Morel Vieira de Melo, Paulo Cury Rezende, Carlos Alexandre Wainrober Segre, Cibele Larrosa Garzillo, Eduardo Gomes Lima, Jose Antonio Franchini Ramires, Roberto Kalil Filho
The release of myocardial necrosis biomarkers after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) frequently occurs. However, the correlation between biomarker release and the diagnosis of procedure-related myocardial infarction (MI) (type 5) has been controversial. This study aimed to evaluate the amount and pattern of cardiac biomarker release after elective OPCAB in patients without evidence of a new MI on cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging with late gadolinium enhancement (LGE).Patients with normal baseline cardiac biomarkers referred for elective OPCAB were prospectively included...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168536/systemic-complications-following-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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REVIEW
Ravi Garg, Barak Bar
Many systemic complications follow aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and are primarily due to sympathetic nervous system activation. These complications play an important role in the overall outcome of patients. The purpose of this review is to provide an update on the diagnosis, pathophysiology, and management of systemic complications specifically associated with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Special focus has been made on systemic complications that occur more frequently in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage compared to other stroke subtypes and in the neurocritical care patient population...
January 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164501/circulating-mir-208b-a-potentially-sensitive-and-reliable-biomarker-for-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Xiaoxiao Liu, Ling Yuan, Fang Chen, Lizhu Zhang, Xi Chen, Chengjian Yang, Zhijun Han
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs are present in human plasma and have been reported to be biomarkers for cardiovascular diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the value of circulating microRNA-208b (miR-208b) for the diagnosis and prognosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: A total of 100 AMI patients, 80 unstable angina (UA) patients, and 80 healthy controls (HCs) were consecutively included in this study. Plasma was collected from each participant on admission, and the levels of circulating miR-208b were measured using reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)...
January 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159870/a-17-year-old-with-chest-pain
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Ankoor Y Shah, Megan Jamison, Hansel J Otero, Lawrence Jung, Lowell H Frank, Michael F Guerrera, A Yasmine Kirkorian
A 17-year-old male subject with a history of deep venous thrombosis presented with acute unilateral severe chest pain. His examination was nonspecific, and vital signs were normal. His initial laboratory evaluation revealed mild thrombocytopenia, elevated troponin levels, and critically elevated activated partial thromboplastin time. A computed tomography angiogram of the chest revealed a pulmonary embolus, and anticoagulation therapy was initiated. His course was complicated by the development of multiple thrombi and respiratory failure...
February 3, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153539/outcomes-after-high-concentration-peroxide-ingestions
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Benjamin W Hatten, L Keith French, B Zane Horowitz, Robert G Hendrickson
STUDY OBJECTIVE: In cases of high-concentration peroxide ingestion reported to US poison centers, we describe medical outcomes, examine the role of hyperbaric oxygen, and review the use of endoscopy. METHODS: The study was a retrospective analysis of a structured database, the National Poison Data System. The chart for each poison center case of a high-concentration (>10%) peroxide ingestion was obtained and abstracted in a standardized fashion; 1,054 cases were initially considered and 294 cases met inclusion criteria...
January 19, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150185/early-diagnosis-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-with-mild-elevations-of-cardiac-troponin
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Jasper Boeddinghaus, Tobias Reichlin, Thomas Nestelberger, Raphael Twerenbold, Yvette Meili, Karin Wildi, Petra Hillinger, Maria Rubini Giménez, Janosch Cupa, Lukas Schumacher, Marie Schubera, Patrick Badertscher, Sydney Corbière, Karin Grimm, Christian Puelacher, Zaid Sabti, Dayana Flores Widmer, Nicolas Schaerli, Nikola Kozhuharov, Samyut Shrestha, Tobias Bürge, Patrick Mächler, Michael Büchi, Katharina Rentsch, Òscar Miró, Beatriz López, F Javier Martin-Sanchez, Esther Rodriguez-Adrada, Beata Morawiec, Damian Kawecki, Eva Ganovská, Jiri Parenica, Jens Lohrmann, Andreas Buser, Dagmar I Keller, Stefan Osswald, Christian Mueller
BACKGROUND: The early diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in patients with mild elevations of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) is a challenge. It is unclear whether copeptin, a marker of endogenous stress, or 1h-hs-cTn changes are better suited to address this important unmet clinical need. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled patients presenting with symptoms suggestive of AMI to the emergency department (ED). Two independent cardiologists adjudicated the final diagnosis...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145667/acute-coronary-syndrome-diagnostic-evaluation
#16
Craig Barstow, Matthew Rice, Jonathan D McDivitt
Myocardial infarction (MI), a subset of acute coronary syndrome, is damage to the cardiac muscle as evidenced by elevated cardiac troponin levels in the setting of acute ischemia. Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of mortality in the United States. Chest pain is a common presentation in patients with MI; however, there are multiple noncardiac causes of chest pain, and the diagnosis cannot always be made based on initial presentation. The assessment of a possible MI includes evaluation of risk factors and presenting signs and symptoms, rapid electrocardiography, and serum cardiac troponin measurements...
February 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145489/improving-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-with-the-use-of-high-sensitive-cardiac-troponin-t-in-different-chronic-kidney-disease-stages
#17
Hongliu Yang, Jing Liu, Han Luo, Xiaoxi Zeng, Xi Tang, Liang Ma, Hongxia Mai, Shenju Gou, Fang Liu, Ping Fu
High-sensitive cardiac troponin T (hs-TnT) is a critical biomarker in diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, CKD individuals usually have elevated hs-TnT even in the absence of AMI. Our study aimed to explore the optimal cutoff-value of hs-TnT and further to improve diagnostic accuracy of AMI in CKD patients. Clinical data of 489 patients were collected from the maintained database between September 2010 and June 2014. CKD patients with AMI were assigned to CKD+AMI group and CKD patients without AMI were assigned to CKD group...
February 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139353/suspected-acs-patients-presenting-with-myocardial-damage-or-a-type-2-myocardial-infarction-have-a-similar-late-mortality-to-patients-with-a-type-1-myocardial-infarction-a-report-from-the-australian-and-new-zealand-2012-snapshot-acs-study
#18
Aisha Etaher, Derek Chew, Julie Redfern, Tom Briffa, Chris Ellis, Christopher Hammett, Jeffrey Lefkovits, John Elliott, Louise Cullen, David Brieger, John K French
BACKGROUND: Cardiac troponin (T and I) are considered the standard markers for detection of myocardial damage and the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) among patients who present to an emergency department with chest pain. However, these markers can be released in other situations and may be associated with short- and long-term clinical outcomes. In this study, we examine late mortality rates among patients presenting with a suspected ACS due to an unstable coronary plaque and those patients having a non-ACS...
December 31, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138403/clozapine-in-a-patient-with-treatment-resistant-schizophrenia-and-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-a-case-report
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Asiel Yair Adan Sanchez, Jessica J Foster, Carla M Plymen, Sukhi Shergill
BACKGROUND: There is currently limited experience in the initiation and maintenance of clozapine for treatment-resistant psychosis in adults with established structural heart disease. These complex patients require close supervision and liaison between colleagues. Here we present the successful experience of treating one such patient within our service and describe a monitoring plan to ensure that these treatments can be provided both safely and effectively. CASE PRESENTATION: A 36-year-old man with treatment-resistant schizophrenia and known hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) was admitted to a specialist unit for a trial of clozapine...
November 2016: BJPsych Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111741/use-of-cardiac-injury-markers-in-the-postmortem-diagnosis-of-sudden-cardiac-death
#20
Octavio Carvajal-Zarrabal, Patricia M Hayward-Jones, Cirilo Nolasco-Hipolito, Dulce Ma Barradas-Dermitz, Ana Laura Calderón-Garcidueñas, Noé López-Amador
In the daily practice of forensic pathology, sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a diagnostic challenge. Our aim was to determine the usefulness of blood biomarkers [creatine kinase CK-MB, myoglobin, troponins I and T (cTn-I and T), and lactate dehydrogenase] measured by immunoassay technique, in the postmortem diagnosis of SCD. Two groups were compared, 20 corpses with SCD and 8 controls. Statistical significance was determined by variance analysis procedures, with a post hoc Tukey multiple range test for comparison of means (p < 0...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
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