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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814447/acute-myocarditis-secondary-to-cardiac-tuberculosis
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Alice Cowley, Laura Dobson, John Kurian, Christopher Saunderson
Isolated myocardial involvement in tuberculosis is exceedingly rare but there are reports it can present with sudden cardiac death, atrioventricular block, ventricular arrhythmias or congestive cardiac failure. We report the case of a 33 year-old male, of South Asian descent, who presented with chest pain, shortness of breath and an abnormal ECG. The patient had no significant past medical history and coronary angiogram showed no evidence of coronary artery disease. Of note the patient had recently been discharged from a local district hospital with an episode of myocarditis...
August 16, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813731/a-case-of-fulminant-hepatic-failure-secondary-to-congestive-heart-failure-without-evidence-of-acute-cardiac-decompensation
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Kalyan Wagle, Oluwaseun A Akinseye, Prakash Shrestha, Madhuri Chandnani, Raiko Munankarmi, Vivian Ripin, Jimmy Yee
There are so far only a few reported cases of acute fulminant hepatic failure resulting from acute cardiomyopathy. This is a rare occurrence, especially in patients that do not exhibit any signs and symptoms of acute cardiac decompensation. We report a case of fulminant liver failure with nondiagnostic work up for the common causes of liver failure. This patient had concurrent history of congestive heart failure, but did not have acute decompensation. Right upper quadrant sonogram revealed hepatomegaly of 15 cm, trace amount of perihepatic ascites, pericholecystic fluid, and also thickened edematous gallbladder wall with no stones, no common bile duct stones, and no portal vein thrombosis...
April 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806965/decreased-circulating-dihomo-gamma-linolenic-acid-levels-are-associated-with-total-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-cardiovascular-disease-and-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Shohei Ouchi, Tetsuro Miyazaki, Kazunori Shimada, Yurina Sugita, Megumi Shimizu, Azusa Murata, Takao Kato, Tatsuro Aikawa, Shoko Suda, Tomoyuki Shiozawa, Masaru Hiki, Shuhei Takahashi, Takatoshi Kasai, Katsumi Miyauchi, Hiroyuki Daida
BACKGROUND: Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) have important roles in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases. However, the clinical significance of omega-6 PUFAs in acute cardiovascular disease remains unknown. METHODS: We enrolled 417 consecutive patients with acute cardiovascular disease admitted to the cardiac intensive care unit at Juntendo University Hospital between April 2012 and October 2013. We investigated the association between serum PUFA levels and long-term mortality...
August 14, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805996/what-can-we-learn-from-pulmonary-function-testing-in-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Helgo Magnussen, Marco Canepa, Peter Emilio Zambito, Vito Brusasco, Thomas Meinertz, Stephan Rosenkranz
Pulmonary diseases frequently coexist in heart failure (HF), thus posing diagnostic and therapeutic challenges to cardiologists evaluating patients with overlapping symptoms and implementing recommended HF treatments. There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that pulmonary function testing might provide useful information for the best management of these patients. The availability of portable devices, allowing the measurement of spirometry and lung diffusion capacity for carbon monoxide outside of hospital-based pulmonary lung function laboratories, provides an opportunity for a more widespread use of these measures in the cardiology community, but their interpretation can be challenging...
August 14, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803356/the-prognostic-impact-of-malnutrition-in-patients-with-severely-decompensated-acute-heart-failure-as-assessed-using-the-prognostic-nutritional-index-pni-and-controlling-nutritional-status-conut-score
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Akihiro Shirakabe, Noritake Hata, Nobuaki Kobayashi, Hirotake Okazaki, Masato Matsushita, Yusaku Shibata, Suguru Nishigoori, Saori Uchiyama, Kuniya Asai, Wataru Shimizu
Patients with heart failure (HF) are sometimes classified as malnourished, but the prognostic value of nutritional status in acute HF (AHF) remains largely unstudied. 1214 patients who were admitted to the intensive care unit between January 2000 and June 2016 were screened based on their serum albumin, lymphocyte count, and total cholesterol measures. A total of 458 HF patients were enrolled in this study. The Prognostic Nutritional Index (PNI) is calculated as 10 × serum albumin (g/dL) + 0.005 × lymphocyte count (per mm(3)) (lower = worse)...
August 12, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803272/inpatient-monitoring-of-decompensated-heart-failure-what-is-needed
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REVIEW
Danish Ali, Prithwish Banerjee
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute decompensated heart failure is a serious and common condition where close monitoring of symptoms, vital signs, haemodynamic and other markers are needed after the patient is admitted to hospital as the in-hospital outcome is poor. This review focuses on advances in the assessment and monitoring of these patients. RECENT FINDINGS: The adoption of the CHAMP acronym to identify precipitating factors and of the classification using wet-warm, wet-cold, dry-warm and dry-cold categories is an improvement regarding assessment...
August 12, 2017: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794372/nicorandil-was-an-effective-treatment-option-for-a-patient-with-bland-white-garland-syndrome
#7
Shun Morishita, Hirofumi Maeba, Kazuya Takehana, Ichiro Shiojima
A 75-year-old woman who had previously been diagnosed with Bland-White-Garland syndrome was admitted to our hospital for acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). Following her recovery from ADHF, pharmacologic stress myocardial scintigraphy revealed myocardial ischemia in the basal anterior area of the left ventricle. Moreover, myocardial scintigraphy showed the improvement of the myocardial ischemia after 6 months of nicorandil administration.
August 10, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793997/effect-of-intensive-versus-standard-blood-pressure-treatment-according-to-baseline-prediabetes-status-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-a-randomized-trial
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Adam P Bress, Jordan B King, Kathryn E Kreider, Srinivasan Beddhu, Debra L Simmons, Alfred K Cheung, Yingying Zhang, Michael Doumas, John Nord, Mary Ellen Sweeney, Addison A Taylor, Charles Herring, William J Kostis, James Powell, Anjay Rastogi, Christianne L Roumie, Alan Wiggers, Jonathan S Williams, Reem Yunis, Athena Zias, Greg W Evans, Tom Greene, Michael V Rocco, William C Cushman, David M Reboussin, Mark N Feinglos, Vasilios Papademetriou
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the effects of intensive (<120 mmHg) compared with standard (<140 mmHg) systolic blood pressure (SBP) treatment are different among those with prediabetes versus those with fasting normoglycemia at baseline in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a post hoc analysis of SPRINT. SPRINT participants were categorized by prediabetes status, defined as baseline fasting serum glucose ≥100 mg/dL versus those with normoglycemia (fasting serum glucose <100 mg/dL)...
August 9, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793319/community-burden-and-prognostic-impact-of-reduced-kidney-function-among-patients-hospitalized-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-aric-study-community-surveillance
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Kunihiro Matsushita, Lucia Kwak, Noorie Hyun, Marina Bessel, Sunil K Agarwal, Laura R Loehr, Hanyu Ni, Patricia P Chang, Josef Coresh, Lisa M Wruck, Wayne Rosamond
BACKGROUND: Kidney dysfunction is prevalent and impacts prognosis in patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). However, most previous reports were from a single hospital, limiting their generalizability. Also, contemporary data using new equation for estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) are needed. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed data from the ARIC Community Surveillance for ADHF conducted for residents aged ≥55 years in four US communities between 2005-2011...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777097/clinical-utility-of-early-use-of-tolvaptan-in-very-elderly-patients-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Hiroki Niikura, Raisuke Iijima, Hitoshi Anzai, Norihiro Kogame, Ryo Fukui, Hiroki Takenaka, Nobuyuki Kobayashi
OBJECTIVE: The establishment of an optimal strategy for elderly patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is currently an important issue. Particularly in very elderly (VE) patients, ADHF is associated with a poor prognosis. We therefore aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the early use of tolvaptan (TLV) in VE patients. METHODS: Of 245 patients with ADHF admitted between March 2013 and July 2014, we prospectively enrolled 111 patients with TLV first administered within 24 h of hospitalization...
August 2, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772056/right-ventricular-temporal-assist-device-for-cardiac-recompensation
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Isabell Yan, Hanno Grahn, Stefan Blankenberg, Dirk Westermann
In this case report, we discuss treatment of a 66-year-old patient with right heart failure due to chronic left heart failure caused by ischemic cardiomyopathy. We decided to manage this patient by implanting a temporary right ventricular assist device (Impella RP®) as a novel therapeutic option for acute on chronic right heart decompensation.
August 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772047/kyoto-congestive-heart-failure-kchf-study-rationale-and-design
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Erika Yamamoto, Takao Kato, Neiko Ozasa, Hidenori Yaku, Yasutaka Inuzuka, Yodo Tamaki, Takeshi Kitai, Takeshi Morimoto, Ryoji Taniguchi, Moritake Iguchi, Masashi Kato, Mamoru Takahashi, Toshikazu Jinnai, Tomoyuki Ikeda, Kazuya Nagao, Takafumi Kawai, Akihiro Komasa, Ryusuke Nishikawa, Yuichi Kawase, Takashi Morinaga, Tsuneaki Kawashima, Yasuyo Motohashi, Mitsunori Kawato, Mamoru Toyofuku, Yukihito Sato, Koichiro Kuwahara, Tetsuo Shioi, Takeshi Kimura
AIMS: Over the last decade, major developments in medicine have led to significant changes in the clinical management of heart failure patients. This study was designed to evaluate the recent trends in clinical characteristics, management, and short-term and long-term prognosis of patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) in Japan. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Kyoto Congestive Heart Failure study is a prospective, observational, multicentre cohort study, enrolling consecutive ADHF patients from 19 participating hospitals in Japan from November 2014 to March 2016...
August 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770454/acute-pulmonary-edema-in-patients-with-reduced-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-is-associated-with-concentric-left-ventricular-geometry
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Junichi Imanishi, Kenji Kaihotsu, Sachiko Yoshikawa, Makoto Nishimori, Naohiko Sone, Tomoyuki Honjo, Masanori Iwahashi
Although acute pulmonary edema (APE) is common in patients with heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (EF), its pathogenesis in patients with HF with reduced EF (HFrEF) is not completely understood. The purpose of our study was to explore the contributions of left ventricular (LV) geometry to understand the difference between HFrEF patients with or without APE. We studied 122 consecutive acute decompensated HF patients with HFrEF (≤40%). APE was defined as acute-onset dyspnea and radiographic alveolar edema requiring immediate airway intervention...
August 2, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768908/nonmyocyte-erk1-2-signaling-contributes-to-load-induced-cardiomyopathy-in-marfan-mice
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Rosanne Rouf, Elena Gallo MacFarlane, Eiki Takimoto, Rahul Chaudhary, Varun Nagpal, Peter P Rainer, Julia G Bindman, Elizabeth E Gerber, Djahida Bedja, Christopher Schiefer, Karen L Miller, Guangshuo Zhu, Loretha Myers, Nuria Amat-Alarcon, Dong I Lee, Norimichi Koitabashi, Daniel P Judge, David A Kass, Harry C Dietz
Among children with the most severe presentation of Marfan syndrome (MFS), an inherited disorder of connective tissue caused by a deficiency of extracellular fibrillin-1, heart failure is the leading cause of death. Here, we show that, while MFS mice (Fbn1C1039G/+ mice) typically have normal cardiac function, pressure overload (PO) induces an acute and severe dilated cardiomyopathy in association with fibrosis and myocyte enlargement. Failing MFS hearts show high expression of TGF-β ligands, with increased TGF-β signaling in both nonmyocytes and myocytes; pathologic ERK activation is restricted to the nonmyocyte compartment...
August 3, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765352/identification-and-prevention-of-secondary-heart-failure-a-case-study
#15
Vlad Gheorghiu, Thomas W Barkley
Heart failure, a complex clinical syndrome affecting millions of Americans, is associated with high morbidity and mortality and a significant financial burden on the health care system. Recent health care reform efforts have focused on reducing 30-day heart failure hospital readmissions, increasing the cost-effectiveness of care provided to heart failure patients, and improving health outcomes for these patients. This case report describes an acutely ill patient with multiple comorbidities who was not initially admitted for heart failure but who developed acute decompensated heart failure during his hospital stay...
August 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760204/effects-of-serelaxin-on-the-outcome-of-patients-with-or-without-substantial-peripheral-edema-a-subgroup-analysis-from-the-relax-ahf-trial
#16
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Claudio Gimpelewicz, Marco Metra, John G F Cleland, Peter Szecsödy, Chuan-Chuan Chang Wun, Leandro Boer-Martins, Gad Cotter, Beth A Davison, Gary Michael Felker, Gerasimos Filippatos, Barry H Greenberg, Peter Pang, Piotr Ponikowski, Thomas Severin, Adrian A Voors, John R Teerlink
BACKGROUND: Acute heart failure (AHF) is a heterogeneous disorder, with most of the patients presenting with breathlessness along with varying degrees of peripheral edema. The presence of peripheral edema suggests that volume overload is the cause of decompensation leading to AHF, whereas breathlessness in the absence of edema may reflect a "vascular phenotype." This analysis investigated the characteristics, therapeutic response, and outcome of patients with AHF, with and without overt peripheral edema in the RELAX-AHF trial...
August 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759541/traumatic-ventricular-septal-defect-after-stab-wound-to-the-chest-missed-by-transthoracic-echocardiography-a-case-report
#17
Abimbola O Faloye, Raphael Y Gershon
Traumatic ventral septal defect may be sustained after either blunt force or penetrating trauma to the chest. Severity ranges from asymptomatic to acute decompensated heart failure. Our patient suffered a stab wound to the chest and was initially taken to the operating room for repair of a lacerated right ventricle. Subsequent postoperative hemodynamic deterioration prompted a bedside transthoracic echocardiogram, which failed to identify causal factors. A transesophageal echocardiogram performed immediately after ventral septal defect was demonstrated...
August 1, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758155/apol1-renal-risk-variants-do-not-associate-with-incident-cardiovascular-disease-or-mortality-in-the-systolic-blood-pressure-intervention-trial
#18
Barry I Freedman, Michael V Rocco, Jeffrey T Bates, Michel Chonchol, Amret T Hawfield, James P Lash, Vasilios Papademetriou, John R Sedor, Karen Servilla, Paul L Kimmel, Barry M Wall, Nicholas M Pajewski
INTRODUCTION: Relationships between apolipoprotein L1 gene (APOL1) renal-risk variants (RRVs) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) remain controversial. To clarify associations between APOL1 and CVD, 2,568 African American Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) participants were assessed for the incidence of CVD events (primary composite including non-fatal myocardial infarction, acute coronary syndrome not resulting in myocardial infarction, nonfatal stroke, non-fatal acute decompensated heart failure, and CVD death), renal outcomes, and all-cause mortality...
July 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747039/prior-beta-blockers-use-is-independently-associated-with-increased-inpatient-mortality-in-patients-presenting-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
#19
Yan Zhou, Suzhen Chen, Xiang Zhu, Junhong Gui, Khalid Abusaada
BACKGROUND: Beta blockers (BBs) are recommended for patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction. However, the effects of prior BBs use on inpatient mortality in patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are unknown. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of patients presenting with AMI in Florida Hospital Orlando from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014. Data were collected prospectively, as part of the Acute Coronary Treatment and Intervention Outcomes Network (ACTION) Registry...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745846/acute-decompensated-heart-failure-new-strategies-for-improving-outcomes-digest
#20
Emily Singer Fisher, Boyd Burns, Jeremy Kim
Acute decompensated heart failure is a common emergency department presentation with significant associated morbidity and mortality. Heart failure accounts for more than 1 million hospitalizations annually, with a steadily increasing incidence as our population ages. This issue reviews recent literature regarding appropriate management of emergency department presentations of acute decompensated heart failure, with special attention to newer medication options. Emergency department management and appropriate interventions are discussed, along with critical decision-making points in resuscitation for both hypertensive and hypotensive patients...
May 22, 2017: Emergency Medicine Practice
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