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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441849/-feasibility-and-effectiveness-of-percutaneous-ventricular-septal-defect-closure-under-solely-guidance-of-echocardiography
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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/28441660/the-phenotype-and-outcome-of-infantile-cardiomyopathy-caused-by-a-homozygous-elac2-mutation
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Zarghuna M A Shinwari, Abdulrahman Almesned, Ali Alakhfash, Ahmad M Al-Rashdan, Eissa Faqeih, Zainab Al-Humaidi, Ahmed Alomrani, Malak Alghamdi, Dilek Colak, Abdullah Alwadai, Monther Rababh, Majid Al-Fayyadh, Zuhair N Al-Hassnan
OBJECTIVE: Cardiomyopathy (CMP) in children is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of disorders. Disease-associated mutations have been identified in more than 50 genes. Recently, mutations in the mitochondrial tRNA processing gene, ELAC2, were reported to be associated with the recessively inherited form of hypertrophic CMP (HCM). This study is aimed at describing the cardiac phenotype and outcome of ELAC2 mutation. METHODS: We performed whole exome sequencing followed by targeted mutation screening to identify the genetic etiology of severe infantile-onset CMP in 64 consanguineous Saudi families...
April 26, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440918/uremic-pleuritis-a-case-report-and-review-of-recurrent-exudative-pleural-effusions-in-children
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Matthew D McGraw, Csaba Galambos, Paul C Stillwell
Despite similar mechanisms driving pleural fluid accumulation, the causes of pleural effusions in children differ significantly from that of adults. When a pleural effusion re-occurs in an adult, literature recommends early thoracentesis, and consideration for pleuroscopy with biopsy to guide the diagnostic evaluation. In children, there is a paucity of literature for guiding management of recurrent exudative pleural effusion. We present an unusual pediatric case of uremic pleuritis with recurrent pericardial and exudative pleural effusions...
April 25, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439940/impact-of-operator-experience-and-training-strategy-on-procedural-outcomes-with-leadless-pacing-insights-from-the-micra-transcatheter-pacing-study
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Mikhael El Chami, Robert C Kowal, Kyoko Soejima, Philippe Ritter, Gabor Z Duray, Petr Neuzil, Lluis Mont, Alexander Kypta, Venkata Sagi, J Harrison Hudnall, Kurt Stromberg, Dwight Reynolds
BACKGROUND: Leadless pacemaker systems have been designed to avoid the need for a pocket and transvenous lead. However, delivery of this therapy requires a new catheter-based procedure. This study evaluates the role of operator experience and different training strategies on procedural outcomes. METHODS: A total of 726 patients underwent implant attempt with the Micra transcatheter pacing system (TPS) by 94 operators trained in a teaching laboratory using a simulator, cadaver, and large animal models (lab training) or locally at the hospital with simulator/demo model and proctorship (hospital training)...
April 24, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438308/cardiovascular-outcomes-with-surgical-left-atrial-appendage-exclusion-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-who-underwent-valvular-heart-surgery-from-the-national-inpatient-sample-database
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Ayman Elbadawi, Odunayo Olorunfemi, Gbolahan O Ogunbayo, Marwan Saad, Islam Y Elgendy, Zainab Arif, Haytham Badran, Deola Saheed, Hamdy M A Ahmed, Mohan Rao
Left atrial appendage (LAA) exclusion is a commonly performed procedure to reduce the embolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who underwent cardiac surgeries. Our study aimed to evaluate the in-hospital outcomes of LAA exclusion in patients with AF who underwent valvular heart surgeries. We queried the Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database from 1998 to 2013 for patients with the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Edition, Clinical Modification, diagnosis codes for AF and underwent any valvular heart surgery...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431710/subacute-pericardial-tamponade-after-sleeve-lower-lobectomy-for-an-extremely-rare-tumor
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Michael G Astudillo, Andrew P Dhanasopon, Anthony W Kim
A rare case of subacute cardiac tamponade developed in a 71-year-old patient after a left lower lobe sleeve lobectomy for cancer. The patient was successfully treated by drainage of the pericardial effusion by a pigtail catheter. The exact cause is uncertain, but it appears to include an inflammatory component.
May 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424841/dosimetric-predictors-of-radiation-induced-pericardial-effusion-in%C3%A2-esophageal-cancer
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Ichiro Ogino, Shigenobu Watanabe, Kentaro Sakamaki, Yuka Ogino, Chikara Kunisaki, Kazuo Kimura
PURPOSE: To evaluate the dose-volume parameters of the pericardium and heart in order to reduce the risk of radiation-induced pericardial effusion (PE) and symptomatic PE (SPE) in esophageal cancer patients treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy. METHODS: In 86 of 303 esophageal cancer patients, follow-up CT was obtained at least 24 months after concurrent chemoradiotherapy. Correlations between clinical factors, including risk factors for cardiac disease, dosimetric factors, and the incidence of PE and SPE after radiotherapy were analyzed using Cox proportional hazard regression analysis...
April 19, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424090/targeted-endomyocardial-biopsy-guided-by-real-time-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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Christina Unterberg-Buchwald, Christian Oliver Ritter, Verena Reupke, Robin Niklas Wilke, Christine Stadelmann, Michael Steinmetz, Andreas Schuster, Gerd Hasenfuß, Joachim Lotz, Martin Uecker
BACKGROUND: Endomyocardial biopsies (EMB) are an important diagnostic tool for myocarditis and other infiltrative cardiac diseases. Routinely, biopsies are obtained under fluoroscopic guidance with a substantial radiation burden. Despite procedural success, there is a large sampling error caused by missing the affected myocardium. Therefore, multiple (>6) biopsies are taken in the clinical setting. In cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR), late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) depicts areas of affected myocardium in myocarditis or in other infiltrative cardiomyopathies...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423125/coronary-arteriovenous-fistulas-in-adult-patients-surgical-management-and-outcomes
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Sebnem Albeyoglu, Mustafa Aldag, Ufuk Ciloglu, Murat Sargin, Tugba Kemaloglu Oz, Hakan Kutlu, Sabri Dagsali
Objective: The aim of this study was to describe the demographic, clinical and anatomic characteristics of coronary arteriovenous fistulas in adult patients who underwent open cardiac surgery and to review surgical management and outcomes. Methods: Twenty-one adult patients (12 female, 9 male; mean age: 56.1±7.9 years) who underwent surgical treatment for coronary arteriovenous fistulas were retrospectively included in this study. Coronary angiography, chest X-ray, electrocardiography and transthoracic echocardiography were preoperatively performed in all patients...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422368/safety-and-efficacy-of-pulmonary-vein-isolation-using-a-surround-flow-catheter-with-contact-force-measurement-capabilities-a-multicenter-registry
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Giuseppe Stabile, Paolo Di Donna, Vincenzo Schillaci, Antonio Di Monaco, Assunta Iuliano, Domenico Caponi, Francesco Urraro, Francesco Solimene, Massimo Grimaldi, Marco Scaglione
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary vein (PV) isolation is the cornerstone of catheter ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Surround flow and contact force (CF) measurement capabilities might enhance procedure efficacy and safety. We report on the safety and mid-term efficacy of a novel ablation catheter for PV isolation in patients with AF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two hundred thirty-three consecutive patients (57±11 years, 76% males, 51% with structural heart disease) referred for paroxysmal (157) or persistent (76) AF, underwent PV isolation by a surround flow catheter with CF measurement capability in 4 centers...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
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/28414673/purulent-pericarditis-due-to-an-infected-pacemaker-lead
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Teresa Backes
INTRODUCTION: Intravenous drug users have a substantially increased risk of infective endocarditis, especially in the setting of implanted cardiac devices. Purulent pericarditis is a rare occurrence that can occur iatrogenically or through direct or hematogenous spread. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 75 year old man with a past medical history significant for hepatitis C, IV drug abuse, and sick sinus syndrome status post pacemaker was brought in by EMS with a chief complaint of diaphoresis and chest pain...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414656/prevalence-and-outcomes-of-coronary-artery-perforation-cap-during-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-pci
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Oliver Guttmann, Daniel Jones, Ankur Gulati, Tushar Kotecha, Hossam Fayed, Deven Patel, Tom Crake, Mick Ozkor, Andrew Wragg, Elliot Smith, Roshan Weerackody, Charles Knight, Anthony Mathur, Constantinos O'Mahony
AIMS: To examine the prevalence, clinical outcomes and procedural characteristics of PCI complicated by CAP in a contemporary patient population. METHODS AND RESULTS: Procedural records of 39,115 patients undergoing PCI between 2005- 2016 were reviewed. CAP affected 149 cases (0.37%). The prevalence of CAP increased from 0.31% in 2005 to 0.45% in 2016 (p=0.03) reflecting an increase in more complex PCI (from 14% in 2005 to 21% in 2016; p<0.0001). CAP was associated with increased all-cause mortality (23...
April 18, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406003/pericardial-effusion-with-cardiac-tamponade-as-a-form-of-presentation-of-primary-hypothyroidism
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Arun Agarwal, Nikhil Chowdhury, Ankit Mathur, Samiksha Sharma, Aakanksha Agarwal
Hypothyroidism is a rare cause of pericardial effusion (PE). Pericardial effusion secondary to hypothyroidism remains a diagnostic challenge for clinicians because of its inconsistency between symptoms and amount of pericardial effusion. We report an atypical case that presented with ascites and was diagnosed to have cardiac tamponade secondary to primary hypothyroidism. Besides repeated pericardiocentesis she eventually required surgical management and optimization of medical therapy to manage the massive pericardial effusion...
December 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405994/vertical-transmission-of-chikungunya-manifesting-as-foetal-pericardial-effusion
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Aruna Nigam, Sumedha Sharma, Abhinav Jain, Anuj Gupta, Anupam Prakash
Chikungunya fever is believed to be a self-limiting illness, which can result in significant disability, but with a very low mortality. Chikungunya is uncommonly believed to be associated with serious manifestations. The present case is of a pregnant lady who had transient fever for two days in the third trimester, following which she developed foetal pericardial effusion and intrauterine growth restriction. After two weeks of the fever, in view of non-reactive non-stress test, breech and foetal pericardial effusion, patient was taken up for caesarean section...
December 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405093/two-causes-in-one-patient-for-extremely-low-voltage-on-the-electrocardiogram
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William C Roberts, Melody Joy Sherwood, Paul A Grayburn
An 80-year-old woman is described with two different causes (pericardial effusion and cardiac amyloidosis) for low QRS voltage on the electrocardiogram. Total 12-lead QRS voltage (from the peak of the R wave to the nadir of either the Q or the S wave, whichever is deeper) was only 34 mm (10 mm standard in all leads), the lowest we have encountered among 331 previously reported patients with 10 different cardiac conditions.
April 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
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/28399010/pleural-effusions-in-acute-idiopathic-pericarditis-and-postcardiac-injury-syndrome
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José M Porcel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pleural effusions are frequent in the context of acute idiopathic pericarditis and following pericardiotomy, but they have seldom been characterized. This review summarizes their most relevant clinical features. RECENT FINDINGS: In acute idiopathic pericarditis, pleural effusions tend to be left-sided and, if bilateral, they are usually larger on the left. Less than 5% are unilateral right-sided. About 90% of the effusions occupy less than one-third of the hemithorax, and 99% meet Light's exudative criteria with a predominance of lymphocytes in three fourths of the cases...
April 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399009/primary-effusion-lymphoma-current-concepts-and-management
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Nivedita Arora, Arjun Gupta, Navid Sadeghi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To summarize the current epidemiology, management, and outcomes of primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) and highlight possible future research efforts. RECENT FINDINGS: Cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone-based chemotherapy regimens alone or in combination with immunomodulatory agents (e.g., lenalidomide), or proteasome inhibitors (e.g., bortezomib), or targeted therapies, are commonly used to treat PEL. Highly active antiretroviral therapy should be continued or initiated in patients with HIV infection...
April 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394368/the-injured-heart-early-cardiac-effects-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-children-and-young-adults
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S J Rotz, T D Ryan, S Jodele, J L Jefferies, A Lane, A Pate, R Hirsch, J Hlavaty, A E Levesque, M D Taylor, M Cash, K C Myers, J A El-Bietar, S M Davies, C E Dandoy
We hypothesized that subclinical cardiac injury in the peri-transplant period is more frequent than currently appreciated in children and young adults. We performed echocardiographic screening on 227 consecutive patients prior to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), and 7, 30 and 100 days after transplant. We measured cardiac biomarkers cardiac troponin-I (cTn-I), and soluble suppressor of tumorigenicity 2 (sST2) prior to transplant, during conditioning, and days +7, +14, +28 and +49 in 26 patients...
April 10, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
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