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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791609/association-between-multidrug-resistance-1-c3435t-gene-polymorphism-and-right-ventricular-dysfunction-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-cross-sectional-study
#1
Oğuzhan Yücel, Hakan Güneş, Hasan Yücel, Ali Zorlu
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction may develop over the course of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is an important predictor of morbidity and mortality. Polymorphism of the multidrug resistance-1 (MDR-1) gene has been correlated with worse clinical findings among patients with COPD. Our aim here was to investigate the relationship between MDR-1 C3435T gene polymorphism and RV dysfunction in COPD patients. DESIGN AND SETTING: This was a cross-sectional study investigating the relationship between RV dysfunction and genetic defects in COPD patients...
March 2018: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791072/massive-hemothorax-after-computed-tomography-guided-lung-tumor-biopsy-an-unusual-but-disastrous-complication
#2
Wei-Ming Huang, Hui-Chen Lin, Chia-Hung Chen, Chien-Wen Chen, Chih-Hsin Wang, Chung-Yao Huang, Ching-Che Wang, Chun-Chao Huang
Intercostal artery injury during transthoracic puncture is rare but is accompanied by high rates of morbidity and mortality. We report a case with metachronous double primary esophageal cancers and development of multiple lung nodules. Tissue proof for the lung nodules is required to guide the following treatment protocol. Our patient died soon after computed tomography-guided lung tumor biopsy was performed, as a result of procedure-related massive and uncontrolled hemothorax. The cause is likely intercostal artery injury related to the transthoracic puncture...
May 23, 2018: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788854/-myocardial-clefts-incidental-findings-in-parainfectious-myocarditis
#3
Florian Berger, Christopher Hansi, Tilo Niemann
Myocardial Clefts - Incidental Findings in Parainfectious Myocarditis Abstract. We report a 23-year-old woman with parainfectious myocarditis due to gastroenteritis. A transthoracic echocardio-graphy revealed a recess in the left inferobasal ventricle. For further investigation, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging was initiated, which revealed a myocardial cleft, a harmless structural variation of the heart. Cardiac magnetic resonance is a non-invasive imaging technique with a high spatial and temporal resolution that enables a precise depiction of the cardiac anatomy and therefore allows for a differentiation between normal and pathological structural variations of the heart...
2018: Praxis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788321/presentation-of-oropharyngeal-dysphagia-and-rehabilitative-intervention-following-esophagectomy-a-systematic-review
#4
A Kaneoka, S Yang, H Inokuchi, R Ueha, H Yamashita, T Nito, Y Seto, N Haga
No study has systematically reviewed the evidence on presentation of oropharyngeal dysphagia and swallowing rehabilitation following esophagectomy. The purposes of this systematic review are to 1) qualitatively synthesize the current findings on oropharyngeal swallowing abnormalities identified by instrumental swallowing evaluations, 2) describe the reported health-related outcomes in relation to swallowing abnormality following esophagectomy, and 3) examine the efficacy of reported rehabilitative interventions for oropharyngeal dysphagia in patients who underwent esophagectomy...
May 21, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786883/left-ventricular-aneurysms-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-with-midventricular-obstruction-a-systematic-review-of-literature
#5
Moustafa O Elsheshtawy, Ahmed N Mahmoud, Mahmoud Abdelghany, Ida H Suen, Adnan Sadiq, Jacob Shani
BACKGROUND: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) with or without left ventricular apical aneurysm (LVA) had been studied in the past. Midventricular obstruction associated with HCM and LVA is a unique entity that has not been distinguished previously as a separate phenotypic disease in HCM patients. METHODS: A systematic review of Pubmed and Google Scholar was conducted from inception until September 2017 for all observational studies conducted on HCM with midventricular obstruction and LVA...
May 22, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786701/lutembacher-syndrome-with-mitral-valve-calcification-in-a-31-year-old-male
#6
Arsalan Majeed Adam, Ansab Godil, Muhammad Saad Ali Mallick, Fahad Khan, Ather Hasan Rizvi, Inam-Ul-Haq Muhammad Makhdoom
Lutembacher syndrome is characterized by a congenital ostium secundum atrial septal defect and an acquired mitral valve stenosis. We present a similar case in a 31-year old male who came in with orthopnoea, central cyanosis and pedal oedema. Examination revealed cardiac murmurs in tricuspid and apical regions. Chest x-ray showed signs of pulmonary congestion and ventricular enlargement. Electrocardiogaphy (ECG) revealed right axis deviation and right bundle branch block along with atrial fibrillation and Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE) showed abnormal valves (mitral stenosis with calcification and tricuspid regurgitation) and dilated cardiac chambers...
February 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782286/-ngal-as-a-marker-for-some-extrarenal-complications-in-acute-coronary-syndrome
#7
M A Shalenkova, Z D Mikhailova, P F Klimkin
AIM: To study the role of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) as a marker for extrarenal complications in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: For 110 patients with ACS on days 1-3 of hospitalization, concentrations of NGAL, serum (s-NGAL) and urinary (u-NGAL) NGAL, and N-terminal fragment of pro-B natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) were measured, and transthoracic echocardiography was performed. Incidence of cardiovascular complications was determined during the stay in the hospital; hemodynamic parameters (systolic and diastolic blood pressure, heart rate) were measured on admission...
2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782280/-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction-in-young-subjects-with-marfanoid-habitus
#8
E V Timofeev, E G Malev, E V Zemtsovskiy
BACKGROUND: In Marfan syndrome early impairment of left ventricular systolic function has been reported. Our aim was to evaluate the left ventricular systolic function in young adults with Marfanoid habitus (MH) (includes arachnodactylia, dolichostenomelia, high palate, deformations of the thorax). METHODS: We studied 137 young subjects (mean age 21.3±1.5) - 58 male, 79 female. Transthoracic echocardiography (Vivid 7 Dimension, GE) was performed in 24 asymptomatic MH with excluded Marfan syndrome and 42 healthy control subjects...
2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780907/calcified-amorphous-tumor-a-rare-cause-of-central-retinal-artery-occlusion
#9
Jeffrey H Ma, Manjot K Gill
Purpose: We report the case of a central retinal artery occlusion secondary to presumed embolus from a calcified amorphous tumor of the heart, a very rare non-neoplastic cardiac mass. Observations: A 60-year-old female presented with acute unilateral vision loss of the left eye. Examination revealed hand motion visual acuity of the left eye and a left relative afferent pupillary defect. Fundoscopy showed whitening of the macula with a cherry red spot, consistent with a central retinal artery occlusion...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780143/improvement-of-the-left-ventricular-function-after-tricuspid-valve-plasty-for-traumatic-tricuspid-regurgitation
#10
Taiji Okada, Kaori Mogi, Akihiro Endo, Hiroyuki Yoshitomi, Teiji Oda, Kazuaki Tanabe
Traumatic tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is a rare cardiovascular complication in chest trauma. Changes in the left ventricle (LV) function after operation are unclear. A 61-year-old woman who had been involved in a traffic accident 1 month earlier presented with exertional dyspnea. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) showed severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR) accompanied by LV dysfunction due to anterior leaflet prolapse with papillary muscle rupture. After tricuspid plasty, the LV function improved, as evidenced by TTE and speckle tracking echocardiography...
May 18, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779973/impact-of-device-host-interaction-on-paravalvular-aortic-regurgitation-with-different-transcatheter-heart-valves
#11
Ramón Rodríguez-Olivares, Nahid El Faquir, Zouhair Rahhab, Lennart van Gils, Ben Ren, Rafi Sakhi, Marcel L Geleijnse, Ron van Domburg, Peter P T de Jaegere, Jose L Zamorano Gómez, Nicolas M Van Mieghem
AIMS: We sought to evaluate the interaction of different aortic root phenotypes with self-expanding (SEV), balloon-expandable (BEV) and mechanically expanded (MEV) and the impact on significant aortic regurgitation. METHODS AND RESULTS: We included 392 patients with a SEV (N = 205), BEV (N = 107) or MEV (N = 80). Aortic annulus eccentricity index and calcification were measured by multi-slice CT scan. Paravalvular aortic regurgitation was assessed by contrast aortography (primary analysis) and transthoracic echocardiography (secondary analysis)...
May 6, 2018: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779586/multimodality-assessment-of-right-ventricular-strain-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism
#12
Brett J Carroll, Benedikt H Heidinger, Dominique C Dabreo, Jason D Matos, Donya Mohebali, Stephanie A Feldman, Ian McCormick, Diana Litmanovich, Warren J Manning
Optimal risk stratification is essential in managing patients with an acute pulmonary embolism (PE). There are limited data evaluating the potential additive value of various methods of evaluation of right ventricular (RV) strain in PE. We retrospectively evaluated RV strain by computed tomography (CT), transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), electrocardiography (ECG), and troponin levels in consecutive hospitalized patients with acute PE (May 2007 to December 2014). Four-hundred and seventy-seven patients met inclusion criteria...
March 28, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779029/low-plasma-hydrogen-sulfide-is-associated-with-impaired-renal-function-and-cardiac-dysfunction
#13
Qing Kuang, Ning Xue, Jing Chen, Ziyan Shen, Xiaomeng Cui, Yi Fang, Xiaoqiang Ding
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been proposed to associate with decreased hydrogen sulfide (H2S) level. Nevertheless, the role of H2S in the pathogenesis of CKD has not been fully investigated. Our study aimed to investigate the plasma level of endogenous H2S in patients with different stages of CKD, and to identify the role of H2S in the progression of CKD and its relationship with cardiovascular diseases. METHODS: A total of 157 non-dialysis CKD patients were recruited in our study, with 37 age- and sex-matched healthy individuals as control...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778292/high-prevalence-of-clinically-important-echocardiographic-abnormalities-in-patients-with-a-normal-electrocardiogram-referred-for-transthoracic-echocardiography
#14
Jeremy R Stone, Linda Lee, Jack P Ward, R Parker Ward
BACKGROUND: Normal electrocardiographic (ECG) results have been reported to be associated with a low prevalence of structural heart disease and thus may preclude the need for transthoracic echocardiographic (TTE) imaging. The goal of this study was to determine the prevalence of important TTE abnormalities in patients with a normal ECG referred for TTE imaging. METHODS: Consecutive electrocardiograms over 6 months were reviewed. Patients with a normal ECG who underwent TTE imaging within 30 days formed the study group...
May 16, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777140/different-responses-of-left-atrium-and-left-atrial-appendage-to-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-a-follow-up-mri-study
#15
Yun Gi Kim, Jaemin Shim, Suk-Kyu Oh, Hee-Soon Park, Kwang-No Lee, Sung Ho Hwang, Jong-Il Choi, Young-Hoon Kim
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is known to cause adverse remodeling of left atrium (LA). Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of AF is associated with decrease in LA volume. However, the impact of RFCA on left atrial appendage (LAA) volume and hemodynamic function is not fully understood. We analyzed 123 patients who underwent cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evaluation before and after RFCA in Korea University Anam Hospital. LA and LAA volume were measured before and after RFCA based on cardiac MRI. Baseline LA volume was 99...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776809/the-presence-of-fragmented-qrs-is-associated-with-increased-epicardial-adipose-tissue-and-subclinical-myocardial-dysfunction-in-healthy-individuals
#16
Mehmet Yaman, Ugur Arslan, Adil Bayramoglu, Osman Bektas, Zeki Yuksel Gunaydin, Ahmet Kaya
AIM: The aim of this study was to measure epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) and to assess left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function in a healthy population grouped according to the presence of fragmented QRS (fQRS). METHODS: In this prospective case-control study, the study population consisted of 308 healthy individuals who were divided into two groups according to the existence of fQRS: 180 fQRS(+) individuals (with fQRS), and 128 age- and gender-matched fQRS(-) individuals (without fQRS)...
May 15, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774208/long-term-outcome-of-transcatheter-device-closure-of-perimembranous-ventricular-septal-defects
#17
Krishna D Mandal, Danyan Su, Yusheng Pang
Background: Ventricular septal defect is a common congenital heart defect. Transcatheter closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defect (pmVSD) is an effective method alternative to surgical closure. The aim of the study is to evaluate the procedural result, early and long-term follow-up outcome of transcatheter closure of pmVSD. Methods: From January 2005 to December 2016, we retrospectively identified the patients who underwent transcatheter device closure of pmVSD. All patients underwent transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and electrocardiogram (ECG) before and after the procedure...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774187/multimodality-imaging-for-the-quantitative-assessment-of-mitral-regurgitation
#18
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Pei G Chew, Katrina Bounford, Sven Plein, Dominik Schlosshan, John P Greenwood
The natural history of mitral regurgitation (MR) results in significant morbidity and mortality. Innovations in non-invasive imaging have provided new insights into the pathophysiology and quantification of MR, in addition to early detection of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and prognostic assessment in asymptomatic patients. Transthoracic (TTE) and transesophageal (TOE) echocardiography are the mainstay for diagnosis, assessment and serial surveillance. However, the advance from 2D to 3D imaging leads to improved assessment and characterization of mitral valve (MV) disease...
April 2018: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769510/surgical-management-of-a-critical-ischemic-mitral-regurgitation-patient
#19
S A Sunny, S Moinuddin, A B Adhikary, M A Hossain
Functional ischemic mitral regurgitation is strongly associated with poor outcomes in patient with coronary artery disease. The best management for mitral regurgitation at the time of coronary revascularization remains controversial. We report, a case of 58 years-old men admitted to GKNM hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India with chest pain and respiratory distress for last 6 hours during my fellowship training in that hospital. ECG showed acute antero-septal MI. The transthoracic echocardiogram revealed severe left ventricular dysfunction with moderate mitral regurgitation...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768283/cerebral-oxygenation-as-a-monitoring-parameter-for-mortality-during-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#20
Hyoung Soo Kim, Sang Ook Ha, Kyung-Ho Yu, Mi Sun Oh, Sunghoon Park, Sun Hee Lee, Sang Jin Han, Hyun-Sook Kim, In Bok Chang, Jun Hyong Ahn
There are no recommended guidelines for monitoring parameters during venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO). We evaluated whether regional cerebral oxygen saturation (rScO2) could be a monitoring parameter for mortality during VA-ECMO. We retrospectively searched our database for adult patients who underwent VA-ECMO between April 2015 and October 2016 and identified 21 patients with rScO2 data. Their baseline and clinical characteristics during the first 7 days (vital signs, arterial blood gas results, ECMO variables, rScO2, Swan-Ganz catheter parameters, transthoracic echocardiography parameters, and outcomes) were collected and evaluated for associations with 28 day mortality...
May 15, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
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