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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449514/left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-due-to-a-left-ventricular-myxoma-that-was-misidentified-as-an-accessory-mitral-valve-tissue
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Seung-Hoon Baek, Hee Young Kim, Hyae Jin Kim, Sang Wook Shin, Hye Jin Kim, Yun Mi Choi, Eun Ji Choi, Eunjung Chang, Hong-Sik Son
We report obstruction of the left ventricle outflow tract (LVOT) caused by cardiac myxoma that was misidentified as an accessory mitral valve tissue preoperatively. A 65-year-old woman presented with chest discomfort that persisted for 7 days. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) revealed a mobile, low-echogenic, balloon-shaped mass attached to the anterior mitral valve leaflet and papillary muscle, which was suspected to be an accessory mitral valve tissue. Because the mass caused LVOT obstruction and it could result in hemodynamic instability, emergency operation was performed...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446857/hemolytic-anemia-caused-by-kinking-of-dacron-grafts-implanted-in-repair-of-after-aortic-dissection
#2
Feridoun Sabzi, Fahimeh Ghasemi, Atefeh Asadmobini
BACKGROUND: Hemolytic anemia caused by a kinked Dacron graft is a rare complication after repair of acute aortic dissection. We present a case of hemolytic anemia due to kinking of previously implanted Dacron graft for ascending aorta dissection treated by surgery and replaced with new Dacron. CASE DETAILS: We report a case of postoperative hemolytic anemia with kinking of the graft at the outer graft layer and intra luminal bulging of the inner graft. Postoperative computed tomography showed Dacron graft kinking at the mid part of the graft...
September 2016: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441849/-feasibility-and-effectiveness-of-percutaneous-ventricular-septal-defect-closure-under-solely-guidance-of-echocardiography
#3
Y Liu, G L Guo, W B Ouyang, M Z Li, X B Pan
Objective: To compare the efficacy and safety of percutaneous ventricular septal defect (VSD) closure under solely guidance of echocardiography and fluoroscopy. Methods: The retrospective study was conducted at Fuwai Hospital, between February 2014 and February 2015. The patients were divided into two groups. VSD closure was conducted in 42 patients under solely guidance of echocardiography, and 100 patients who were treated with percutaneous catheter closure under fluoroscopy guidance were selected as a control group...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441847/-feasibility-of-device-closure-for-multiple-atrial-septal-defects-using-3d-printing-and-ultrasound-guided-intervention-technique
#4
X Qiu, B Lü, N Xu, C W Yan, W B Ouyang, Y Liu, F W Zhang, Z Q Yue, K J Pang, X B Pan
Objective: To investigate the feasibility of trans-catheter closure of multiple atrial septal defects (ASD) monitored by trans-thoracic echocardiography (TTE) under the guidance of 3D printing heart model. Methods: Between April and August 2016, a total of 21 patients (8 male and 13 female) with multiple ASD in Fuwai Hospital of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences underwent CT scan and 3-dimensional echocardiography for heart disease model produced by 3D printing technique. The best occlusion program was determined through the simulation test on the model...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434640/imaging-guidance-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-is-transoesophageal-echocardiography-the-gold-standard
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REVIEW
Bo Xu, Philip M Mottram, Siobhan Lockwood, Ian T Meredith
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is traditionally performed under cardiac imaging guidance. In the early TAVR experience, intra-procedural transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) is recommended to guide device deployment, in the context of general anaesthesia (GA). Intra-procedural TOE imaging is particularly useful during TAVR deployment as a contrast-saving strategy for patients with renal impairment. Evidence has emerged recently demonstrating that in selected patients, transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) can be used to provide intra-procedural guidance for TAVR...
March 27, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429475/common-carotid-artery-sonography-versus-transthoracic-echocardiography-for-cardiac-output-measurements-in-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Qian-Yi Peng, Li-Na Zhang, Mei-Lin Ai, Li Li, Cheng-Huan Hu, Yan-Xin Zhang, Wei Liu, Qing Feng, Yu Zou, Yu-Hang Ai
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to test the effectiveness of common carotid artery sonography in comparison with transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) for cardiac output measurements to provide an easier alternative for cardiac output monitoring in the intensive care unit. METHODS: This study included 148 patients who had common carotid artery Doppler examinations and TTE performed within 8 hours of each other, and the cardiac output measurement results were compared with each other...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422827/a-case-of-a-resected-benign-myxoma-like-hemorrhagic-cyst-which-later-recurred-as-undifferentiated-pleomorphic-sarcoma-in-the-left-atrium
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Eunju Kim, Seo-Won Choi, Daniel Min, Sang Hoon Kim, Woo-In Yang, Jae Youn Moon, Jung Hoon Sung, In Jai Kim, Sang-Wook Lim, Dong-Hun Cha, Byung Moon, Sang-Ho Cho, Won-Jang Kim
RATIONALE: An intracardiac cystic mass is a rare type of mass found in the left atrium. The differential diagnosis of an intracardiac cystic mass includes hydatid cysts, bronchogenic cysts, intracardiac varices, and hemorrhages in some tumor types, including myxoma. PATIENT CONCERNS: We present the case of a 68-year-old woman who presented with episodic dyspnea. DIAGNOSES-INTERVENTIONS-OUTCOMES: Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) revealed the presence of a left atrial mass mimicking myxoma...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420670/confirmed-early-myocardial-rupture-in-a-patient-with-pulseless-electrical-activity-pea-following-late-presentation-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Baskar Sekar, Joe Martins, Sanjiv Petkar
A 69 year old male, an ex-smoker, was admitted with ongoing chest pain of 11 hours duration. Past medical history included treated hypertension and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. He delayed seeking medical attention as he assumed the pain to be due to indigestion and kept taking antacids without much symptomatic relief. Clinical examination on arrival was unremarkable. Admission 12 lead electrocardiogram (ECG) was diagnostic of a recent anterolateral myocardial infarction (MI) (Figure 1a). Bedside trans-thoracic echocardiogram (TTE) confirmed an established anterolateral MI (Video 1, Figure 1b)...
April 18, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419035/clinical-practice-guidelines-decrease-unnecessary-echocardiograms-before-hip-fracture-surgery
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Chris Adair, Eric Swart, Rachel Seymour, Joshua Patt, Madhav A Karunakar
BACKGROUND: Preoperative assessment of geriatric patients with a hip fracture may include transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), which increases resource utilization and cost and may delay surgery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate preoperative TTE utilization at a single institution in order to determine (1) how often TTE is ordered in accordance with clinical practice guidelines (CPGs), (2) how frequently TTE reveals cardiac disease that may alter medical or anesthesia management, and (3) whether following CPGs reduces unnecessary TTE utilization without potentially missing important disease...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417910/effects-of-three-commercially-available-sports-drinks-on-substrate-metabolism-and-subsequent-endurance-performance-in-a-postprandial-state
#10
Lu Qin, Qi-Rong Wang, Zi-Long Fang, Ting Wang, Ai-Qi Yu, Yu-Jie Zhou, Yi Zheng, Mu-Qing Yi
Purpose: To examine the effects of commercially available sports beverages with various components on substrate metabolism and subsequent performance. Methods: Two studies were conducted in a double-blinded, counterbalanced manner. Study I was designed to determine the glycemic index, while study II determined the utilization of substrates and subsequent exercise performance. Ten healthy male participants (age 21.70 ± 2.41 years, height 176.60 ± 5.23 cm, weight 66.58 ± 5.38 kg, V̇O2max 48.1 ± 8.4 mL/kg/min) participated in both study I and study II...
April 12, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415117/p1033echocardiographic-predictive-model-of-new-onset-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-after-abdominal-surgery
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L Demirevska, D Gotchev
Background: and purpose: Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a frequent complication post high-risk abdominal surgery in elderly patients. This study aimed to develop a predictive model of POAF based on preoperative transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) findings in these patients. Methods: We conducted a prospective study of 300 consecutive patients, age ≥ 65 years (mean age 72±6 years, 61% men), who underwent high-risk abdominal surgery under general anesthesia...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415115/p981lvot-area-measurement-using-gated-ct-data-reclassifies-aortic-stenosis-severity-as-graded-by-echocardiography
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L Moderato, A Palumbo, S Coli, D Orlandini, G Russo, N Gaibazzi
Background: Measurement of left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) diameter and area for estimation of aortic valve area (AVA) using transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and the continuity equation assumes circular LVOT. The use of direct planimetric measurement of LVOT area by gated-CT can theoretically improve accuracy of AVA calculation. Purpose: We aim to assess reproducibility of LVOT echo measurement and its correlation and agreement with Gated CT measurements...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415099/p594contrast-transthoracic-echocardiography-as-a-gatekeeper-for-patent-foramen-ovale-closure
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M Muratori, G Italiano, E Innocenti, L Fusini, M Mapelli, G Tamborini, S Ghulam Ali, P Gripari, A Maltagliati, F Celeste, M Pepi
Background.: The presence of patent foramen ovale (PFO) has been linked to many illness, including cryptogenic stroke, transient ischemic attack, migraine, platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome and decompression sickness in scuba divers. Transesophageal echocardiography is the gold standard technique for the visualization of atrial septal anatomy, but it is a secondary level exam, not always available, with additional associated costs and not completely free from procedural risks. Standard transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) has a too low sensitivity for PFO screening...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414667/the-mysterious-case-of-dyspnea
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S Saad, N Turaga, J Grant, N Jain
INTRODUCTION: Dehiscence of a mitral valve annuloplasty ring is a rare occurrence that often manifests as mitral regurgitation and heart failure. We present a case of mitral ring dehiscence which was initially unrecognized by standard 2-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (2D TTE); and 2-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (2D TEE);. CASE: A 65-year-old woman was referred to Cardiology clinic for evaluation of dyspnea. Her history included tobacco abuse, atrial fibrillation status post pulmonary vein isolation, nonischemic cardiomyopathy, and prior mitral valve repair with annuloplasty ring for rheumatic valvular disease...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409259/agreement-of-tricuspid-annular-systolic-excursion-measurement-between-transthoracic-and-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-the-perioperative-setting
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Anna Flo Forner, Elham Hasheminejad, Sergi Sabate, Michael A Ackermann, Edwin W Turton, Joerg Ender
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to evaluate the level of agreement between tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) measured by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and TAPSE measured using transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in anesthetized patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty patients scheduled for elective cardiac surgery were prospectively studied. Shortly after induction of anesthesia before the operation, TAPSE was measured by TTE using M-mode in apical 4chamber view (4CH) and by TEE in six different views: using 2D echocardiography in midesophageal (ME) 4CH view, using M-mode in deep transgastric right ventricle (dTG RV) view at 0° and dTG RV longaxis view (LAX) as well as using anatomical M-mode (AM-mode) in ME 4CH, dTG RV at 0° and dTG RV LAX views...
April 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406002/asymptomatic-presentation-of-large-cardiac-ball
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Pritesh A Pawar, Pradeep P Deshmukh, Mukund Deshpande, Anup A Pusate
A 45 years female presented with short duration of dry cough and atypical chest pain. Chest X ray showed cardiomegaly with a bulge at the right heart border and curvilinear calcification in left upper abdomen. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) revealed a cystic lesion in the right ventricle free wall causing compression of right atrial and ventricular cavity. Cardiac CT confirmed this cyst as hydatid cyst. Patient underwent successful excision of right ventricular hydatid cyst.
December 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404226/percutaneous-balloon-pericardiotomy-treatment-of-choice-in-patients-with-advanced-oncological-disease-and-severe-pericardial-effusion
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Francisco Javier Irazusta, Santiago Jiménez-Valero, Daniele Gemma, Pablo Meras, Guillermo Galeote, Angel Sanchez-Recalde, Veronica Rial, Raul Moreno, Jose Luis Lopez-Sendon
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Malignant pericardial effusion has a high recurrence rate after pericardiocentesis. We sought to confirm the efficacy and feasibility of percutaneous balloon pericardiotomy (PBP) as the initial treatment of choice for these effusions. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of the clinical, echocardiographic, and follow-up characteristics of a consecutive series of PBP carried out in a single-center in patients with advanced cancer. RESULTS: Forty PBPs were performed in 35 patients with a mean age of 61...
April 4, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400922/pheochromocytoma-and-stress-cardiomyopathy-insight-into-pathogenesis
#18
Sahil Agrawal, Jamshid Shirani, Lohit Garg, Amitoj Singh, Santo Longo, Angelita Longo, Mark Fegley, Lauren Stone, Muhammad Razavi, Nicoleta Radoianu, Sudip Nanda
AIM: To investigate the occurrence of cardiomyopathy (CMP) in a cohort of patients with histologically proven pheochromocytoma (pheo), and to determine if catecholamine excess was causative of the left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. METHODS: A retrospective chart review spanning years 1998 through 2014 was undertaken and patients with a diagnosis of pheo confirmed with histopathologic examination were included. Presenting electrocardiograms and cardiac imaging studies were reviewed...
March 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399041/accuracy-of-transthoracic-echocardiography-in-the-assessment-of-proximal-aortic-diameter-in-hypertensive-patients-comparison-with-cardiac-magnetic-resonance
#19
Dario Leone, Francesco Tosello, Riccardo Faletti, Giulia Schivazappa, Giulia Bruno, Eleonora Avenatti, Agnese Ravera, Franco Veglio, Alberto Milan
BACKGROUND: Accurate and reproducible measurements of proximal thoracic aorta diameters are essential in the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with aortic dilatation, a condition particularly common in hypertensive patients. AIM: to evaluate the accuracy of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in comparison with cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) for the assessment of proximal thoracic aorta diameters in a cohort of hypertensive patients. METHODS: A total of 75 essential hypertensive outpatients previously evaluated by TTE and than by CMR were included in the study...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398019/epidemiology-anatomy-pathophysiology-and-clinical-evaluation-of-functional-tricuspid-regurgitation
#20
Yee-Ping Sun, Patrick T O' Gara
Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is commonly encountered in the management of patients with a variety of cardiovascular diseases. Primary TR is the result of structural abnormalities of the valve or chordal attachments whereas functional TR results from alterations in right ventricular (RV) or right atrial (RA) size, shape or function. The vast majority of TR cases seen in practice are functional in nature and usually results from left-sided heart disease (e.g., mitral valve disease, left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction) and/or pulmonary vascular disease, though it also manifests in the presence of isolated chronic atrial fibrillation (AF)...
April 10, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
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