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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674478/quadruple-valve-replacement-in-a-patient-with-severe-rheumatic-heart-disease
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Isaac Adembesa, Adriaan Myburgh, Justiaan Swanevelder
INTRODUCTION: RHD is the leading cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality among young people. TOE is valuable in confirming valvular heart pathology. DISCUSSION: We present a patient with severe rheumatic heart disease involving all the heart valves. TOE confirmed severe mitral stenosis, severe aortic regurgitation, severe tricuspid regurgitation and stenosis and severe pulmonary stenosis. This was consistent with TTE findings preoperatively. The patient underwent successful quadruple valve replacement in a single operation...
April 19, 2018: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671619/how-to-design-non-essential-amino-acid-based-diet-for-rheumatic-heart-disease-patients
#2
Jing Li, Shanshan An, Xiaoxiao Zhang, Lan Ouyang, Qiuyun Liu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2018: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670472/seasonal-incidence-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-its-features
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Enisa Hodzic, Semir Perla, Amer Iglica, Marina Vucijak
Introduction: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is one of the most common health problems in the world and the leading cause of death. Goal: The goals of this study are to determine: ACS type, risk factors, incidence and the seasonal distribution of occurrence Spring/Summer, Autumn/Winter, ACS incidence by age and gender, and complications (post-infarction angina and heart failure) and fatal outcomes of ACS per season. Material and methodology: This study is designed as retrospective-prospective and analytical, which included 250 patients hospitalized in the Intensive Cardiac care unit of the Clinic for heart disease, blood vessels and rheumatism in the period from June 2013 to July 2014...
March 2018: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652275/dexmedetomidine-versus-ketofol-sedation-for-outpatient-diagnostic-transesophageal-echocardiography-a-randomized-controlled-study
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S Sruthi, Banashree Mandal, Manoj K Rohit, Goverdhan Datt Puri
Background: Moderate sedation is required for out-patient transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Our objective was to compare the effect of Ketofol and dexmedetomidine for outpatient procedural sedation in diagnostic TEE with a hypothesis that Ketofol would be as effective as dexmedetomidine. Patients and. Methods: Fifty adult patients of age group 18-60 years with atrial septal defect, rheumatic valvular heart disease undergoing diagnostic TEE in the outpatient echocardiography laboratory were randomized into two groups, group D and group KF...
April 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642817/rheumatic-heart-disease-in-timor-leste-school-students-an-echocardiography-based-prevalence-study
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Kimberly Davis, Bo Remenyi, Anthony Dk Draper, Januario Dos Santos, Noel Bayley, Elizabeth Paratz, Benjamin Reeves, Alan Appelbe, Andrew Cochrane, Timothy D Johnson, Laura M Korte, Ivonia M Do Rosario, Inez T Da Silva Almeida, Kathryn V Roberts, Jonathan R Carapetis, Joshua R Francis
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in school-aged children and young people in Timor-Leste. DESIGN: Prospective cross-sectional survey. Echocardiography was performed by Australian cardiologists to determine the presence of RHD. Demographic data were also collected. Patients in whom RHD was detected were entered into a register to allow monitoring of adherence to secondary prophylaxis; the first dose of benzathine penicillin G (BPG) was administered on the day of screening...
April 16, 2018: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642511/effect-of-pinocembrin-isolated-from-mexican-brown-propolis-on-diabetic-nephropathy
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Jessica Granados-Pineda, Norma Uribe-Uribe, Patricia García-López, María Del Pilar Ramos-Godinez, J Fausto Rivero-Cruz, Jazmin Marlen Pérez-Rojas
Propolis is a resinous beehive product that has been used worldwide in traditional medicine to prevent and treat colds, wounds, rheumatism, heart disease and diabetes. Diabetic nephropathy is the final stage of renal complications caused by diabetes and for its treatment there are few alternatives. The present study aimed to determine the chemical composition of three propolis samples collected in Chihuahua, Durango and Zacatecas and to evaluate the effect of pinocembrin in a model of diabetic nephropathy in vivo...
April 9, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623726/the-effect-of-biological-dmards-on-the-risk-of-congestive-heart-failure-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-systematic-review
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Milad Baniaamam, Walter J Paulus, Annelies B Blanken, Michael T Nurmohamed
A common cardiovascular manifestation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is congestive heart failure (CHF) in which inflammation is considered to play a pivotal role. Although anti-inflammatory therapy such as biological disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) have the potential of improving the cardiac function and reducing the risk of CHF, the published studies showed contrasting results. This review aims to systematically summarize and analyze literature regarding the effect of bDMARDs on the cardiac function and on the risk of CHF in RA...
April 6, 2018: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622967/the-value-of-urotensin-ii-in-patients-with-left-sided-rheumatic-valvular-regurgitation
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Ibrahim Elmadbouh, Mahmoud Ali Soliman, Ahmed Abdallah Mostafa, Haitham Ahmed Heneish
Aims: Rheumatic valve diseases are most common etiological valve diseases in developing countries. Urotensin II is cardiovascular autacoid/hormone and may be associated with patients of heart valve diseases. The present study was to measure plasma urotensin II concentrations in patients with left-sided rheumatic valve diseases such as mitral regurgitation (MR) and aortic regurgitation (AR), and to examine its correlation with severity of valve impairment, function (New York Heart association, NYHA) class and pulmonary artery pressure (PAP)...
June 2017: The Egyptian heart journal: (EHJ): official bulletin of the Egyptian Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617499/mortality-predictors-in-the-surgical-treatment-of-active-infective-endocarditis
#9
Jenny Lourdes Rivas de Oliveira, Magaly Arrais Dos Santos, Renato Tambellini Arnoni, Auristela Ramos, Dorival Della Togna, Samira Kaissar Ghorayeb, Roberto Tadeu Magro Kroll, Luiz Carlos Bento de Souza
INTRODUCTION: Active infective endocarditis is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Surgery is indicated in high-risk conditions, and the main determinants of mortality in surgical treatment should be evaluated. OBJECTIVE: To identify mortality predictors in the surgical treatment of active infective endocarditis in a long-term follow-up. METHODS: This prospective observational study involved 88 consecutive patients diagnosed with active infective endocarditis, who underwent surgery between January 2005 and December 2015...
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617473/exercise-tolerance-pulmonary-function-respiratory-muscle-strength-and-quality-of-life-in-children-and-adolescents-with-rheumatic-heart-disease
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Andressa Lais Salvador de Melo, Yasmin França Bezerra de Lira, Luziene Alencar Bonates Lima, Fabiana Cavalcanti Vieira, Alexandre Simões Dias, Lívia Barboza de Andrade
OBJECTIVE: Despite the high prevalence of rheumatic heart disease in Brazil, the occurrence of functional impairment in children and adolescents with rheumatic heart disease is not clear. The aim of this study was to evaluate exercise tolerance, respiratory muscle strength, lung function, and quality of life of children and adolescents with rheumatic heart disease. METHODS: Cross-sectional study, conducted from August to December 2014 with children and adolescents with rheumatic heart disease aged 8 to 16 years...
March 29, 2018: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615091/rheumatic-heart-disease-in-the-south-west-region-of-cameroon-a-hospital-based-echocardiographic-study
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Clovis Nkoke, Anastase Dzudie, Christelle Makoge, Engelbert Bain Luchuo, Ahmadou Musa Jingi, Samuel Kingue
OBJECTIVE: Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) prevails as a major public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa. In Cameroon, reports on RHD have been so far limited to a few cities. We sought to describe the demographic, clinical and echocardiographic features of rheumatic heart disease in the Buea Regional Hospital, South West region of Cameroon. Echocardiography reports between June 2016 and June 2017 were reviewed. The diagnosis of RHD was based on the World Heart Federation Criteria for the diagnosis of RHD...
April 3, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608495/medical-management-of-rheumatic-heart-disease-a-systematic-review-of-the-evidence
#12
E Anne Russell, Warren F Walsh, Ben Costello, Alex Ja McLellan, Alex Brown, Christopher M Reid, Lavinia Tran, Graeme P Maguire
Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is an important cause of heart disease globally. Its management can encompass medical and procedural (catheter and surgical) interventions. Literature pertaining to the medical management of RHD from PubMed 1990-2016 and via selected article reference lists was reviewed. Areas included symptom management, left ventricular (LV) dysfunction, rate control in mitral stenosis (MS), atrial fibrillation (AF), anticoagulation, infective endocarditis prophylaxis and management in pregnancy...
March 30, 2018: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607478/a-rare-case-of-rheumatic-heart-disease-with-stenosis-and-incompetence-of-three-valves-in-a-nigerian-woman
#13
B N Okeahialam
BACKGROUND: Though valve disease resulting from rheumatic heart disease is common, triple valve involvement is uncommon; with a bleak survival outlook Objective: To report a 38-year-old patient with both stenosis and incompetence of 3 valves, who lived till adulthood and went into heart failure after child-birth. No such report has come from Nigeria Methods: Case report of a Nigerian woman who lived with multiple valve disease up to adulthood when after delivery she developed hypertension and went into heart failure...
January 2018: West African Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29590159/motivations-of-women-in-uganda-living-with-rheumatic-heart-disease-a-mixed-methods-study-of-experiences-in-stigma-childbearing-anticoagulation-and-contraception
#14
Andrew Y Chang, Juliet Nabbaale, Haddy Nalubwama, Emmy Okello, Isaac Ssinabulya, Christopher T Longenecker, Allison R Webel
BACKGROUND: Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is a leading cause of premature mortality in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Women of reproductive age are a unique and vulnerable group of RHD patients, due to increased risk of cardiovascular complications and death during pregnancy. Yet, less than 5% of women of childbearing age with RHD in LMICs use contraceptives, and one in five pregnant women with RHD take warfarin despite known teratogenicity. It is unclear whether this suboptimal contraception and anticoagulant use during pregnancy is due to lack of health system resources, limited health literacy, or social pressure to bear children...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588148/spontaneous-chordae-tendineae-rupture-during-peripartum
#15
Feng-Han Chiu, Chih-Jen Yang, Chih-Kang Huang, Chih-Yuan Lin, Shih-Hung Tsai
Acute cardiopulmonary distress in pregnancy always carries exceptionally arduous challenge for physicians. Here we report a patient who sustained spontaneous chordae tendineae rupture complicated with severe mitral regurgitation and acute pulmonary edema during peripartum period. Probable causes of chordae tendineae rupture include mitral valve prolapse, infectious endocarditis, congenital heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, ischemic heart disease, connective tissue diseases, previous mitral valve surgery or pregnancy itself...
March 19, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576783/nigerian-children-with-acquired-heart-disease-the-experience-in-lagos
#16
Barakat Adeola Animasahun, Akpoembele Deborah Madise-Wobo, Olusola Yejide Kusimo
Background: Most of the recent reports on acquired heart diseases (AHDs) among Nigerian children are either retrospective or cover a short period of time with fewer subjects. The last report on AHDs among children in Lagos was about a decade ago; it was, however, not specific to children with AHDs but was part of a report on structural heart diseases among children in Lagos. The present study was carried out to document the prevalence and profile of different AHDs in children and to compare the findings with those previously reported...
October 2017: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575828/the-heart-in-rheumatic-autoimmune-and-inflammatory-diseases-pathophysiology-clinical-aspects-and-therapeutic-approaches-1st-edition
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Udi Nussinovitch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572293/prominent-inter-scallop-separations-of-the-posterior-leaflet-of-the-mitral-valve-an-important-cause-of-pathological-mitral-regurgitation
#18
L D Hunter, M Monaghan, G Lloyd, A J K Pecoraro, A F Doubell, P G Herbst
The 2012 World Heart Federation (WHF) criteria for echocardiographic diagnosis of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) identify that the finding of 'pathological' mitral regurgitation (MR) in a screened individual increases the likelihood of detecting underlying RHD. Cases of isolated "pathological MR are thus identified as 'borderline RHD'. A large-scale echocardiographic screening program (Echo in Africa) in South Africa has identified that inter-scallop separations of the posterior mitral valve leaflet (PMVL) can give rise to 'pathological' MR...
March 23, 2018: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570206/participation-in-research-improves-overall-patient-management-insights-from-the-global-rheumatic-heart-disease-registry-remedy
#19
E A Prendergast, S Perkins, M E Engel, B Cupido, V Francis, A Joachim, M Al Kebsi, F Bode-Thomas, A Damasceno, A Abul Fadl, A El Sayed, B Gitura, N Kennedy, A Ibrahim, J Mucumbitsi, A M Adeoye, J Musuku, E Okello, T Olunuga, S Sheta, B M Mayosi, L J Zühlke
BACKGROUND: Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is a major public health problem in low- and middle-income countries (LIMCs), with a paucity of high-quality trial data to improve patient outcomes. Investigators felt that involvement in a recent large, observational RHD study impacted positively on their practice, but this was poorly defined. AIM: The purpose of this study was to document the experience of investigators and research team members from LMICs who participated in a prospective, multi-centre study, the global Rheumatic Heart Disease Registry (REMEDY), conducted in 25 centres in 14 countries from 2010 to 2012...
March 19, 2018: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566776/vitamin-d-dietary-supplementation-relationship-with-chronic-heart-failure
#20
Giuseppe Dattilo, Matteo Casale, Emanuela Avventuroso, Pasqualina Laganà
It is estimated that over 1 billion people worldwide have a deficiency of vitamin D, also known as hypovitaminosis D, which the World Health Organization has defined as a public health problem. Beyond its historical homeostasis regulatory function of calcium and phosphorus, in relation to the preservation of the skeletal system, several studies show today a close connection between hypovitaminosis D and the genesis of rheumatic, autoimmune, neoplastic, and cardiovascular diseases. With exclusive reference to cardiovascular aspects, multiple heart diseases such as hypertension, myocardial ischemia, and heart failures might have deficiency in vitamin D as an important causative factor...
March 22, 2018: Journal of AOAC International
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