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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545521/clinical-serological-and-echocardiographic-examination-of-healthy-field-dogs-before-and-after-vaccination-with-a-commercial-tetravalent-leptospirosis-vaccine
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Andrea M Spiri, Sabrina Rodriguez-Campos, José M Matos, Tony M Glaus, Barbara Riond, Claudia E Reusch, Regina Hofmann-Lehmann, Barbara Willi
BACKGROUND: Leptospirosis is a re-emerging bacterial zoonosis caused by spirochetes of the genus Leptospira. Severe disease has been reported in dogs in Europe despite vaccination with bivalent Leptospira vaccines. Recently, a tetravalent canine Leptospira vaccine (Nobivac® L4) was licenced in Europe. The goal of this study was to investigate clinical signs, microscopic agglutination test (MAT) titres, haematology, blood biochemistry, cardiac (c) Troponin I levels and echocardiography before and after vaccination with this tetravalent vaccine...
May 25, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540070/an-update-on-intraoperative-three-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography
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REVIEW
Lisa Qia Rong
Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) was first used routinely in the operating rooms in the 1980s to facilitate surgical decision-making. Since then, TEE has evolved from the standard two-dimensional (2D) exam to include focused real-time three-dimensional (RT-3D) imaging both inside and outside the operating rooms. Improved spatial and temporal resolution due to technological advances has expedited surgical interventions in diseased valves. 3D imaging has also emerged as a crucial adjunct in percutaneous interventions for structural heart disease...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540067/utility-of-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-for-evaluation-of-mitral-regurgitation-prior-to-mitral-valve-surgery
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REVIEW
Neil K Mehta, Jiwon Kim, Jonathan Y Siden, Sara Rodriguez-Diego, Javid Alakbarli, Antonino Di Franco, Jonathan W Weinsaft
Mitral regurgitation (MR) is a common cause of morbidity worldwide and an accepted indication for interventional therapies which aim to reduce or resolve adverse clinical outcomes associated with MR. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) provides highly accurate means of assessing MR, including a variety of approaches that can measure MR based on quantitative flow. Additionally, CMR is widely accepted as a reference standard for cardiac chamber quantification, enabling reliable detection of subtle changes in cardiac chamber size and function so as to guide decision-making regarding timing of mitral valve directed therapies...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536223/cardiac-compression-due-to-gastric-volvulus-an-unusual-cause-of-chest-pain
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Alex Brown, David Austin, Venkatesh Kanakala
A 42-year-old man was admitted to coronary care for assessment with severe retrosternal chest pain. Echocardiography showed significant external compression of the left atrium. A subsequent CT scan revealed him to have a large hiatus hernia, with most of his stomach herniating into his thorax causing left atrial compression and gastric volvulus. He subsequently underwent successful emergency decompression of the gastric volvulus and repair of his hiatus hernia.
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535761/the-emerging-role-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-in-the-evaluation-of-hypertensive-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Sophie Mavrogeni, Vasiliki Katsi, Vasiliki Vartela, Michel Noutsias, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Genovefa Kolovou, Athanasios Manolis
BACKGROUND: Arterial hypertension is the commonest cause of cardiovascular death. It may lead to hypertensive heart disease (HHD), including heart failure (HF), ischemic heart disease (IHD) and left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). MAIN BODY: According to the 2007 ESH/ESC guidelines, the recommended imaging technique is echocardiography (echo), when a more sensitive detection of LVH than that provided by ECG, is needed. Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR), a non-invasive, non-radiating technique, offers the following advantages, beyond echo: a) more reliable and reproducible measurements of cardiac parameters such as volumes, ejection fraction and cardiac mass b) more accurate differentiation of LVH etiology by providing information about tissue characterisation c) more accurate evaluation of myocardial ischemia, specifically if small vessels disease is present d) technique of choice for diagnosis of renovascular, aortic tree/branches lesions and quantification of aortic valve regurgitation e) technique of choice for treatment evaluation in clinical trials...
May 23, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532506/clinical-evaluation-of-myocardial-involvement-in-acute-myopericarditis-in-young-adults
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Ersin Saricam, Yasemin Saglam, Tuncay Hazirolan
BACKGROUND: Myocardial involvement in young adults has various causes. Acute myopericarditis is one of the myocardial involvements in young adults. It is easy to confuse with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction because of the electrocardiographic features. This study aims to investigate a number of imaging techniques and clinical features for acute myopericarditis in young adults (<30 years of age). METHODS: This retrospective study included 147 patients selected from the 2147 patients at the age of <30 with acute chest pain admitted into emergency service between 2010 and 2016...
May 22, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526040/catching-a-floating-thrombus-a-case-report-on-the-treatment-of-a-large-thrombus-in-the-ascending-aorta
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Gijs Eduard de Maat, Giorgio Vigano, Massimo Alessandro Mariani, Ehsan Natour
BACKGROUND: The ascending aorta is an uncommon site for non-infective thrombus. In non-aneurysmal and non-atherosclerotic vessels this condition becomes extremely rare, while it represents a source of potential cerebral and peripheral embolic events. Currently, there is no consensus in the guidelines on how to treat a free floating thrombus in ascending aorta, therefore we present our decision making process and therapeutic strategy. CASE PRESENTATION: A healthy 48-year-old man was hospital admitted with acute abdominal pain...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525971/left-ventricular-mural-thrombus-and-dual-coronary-embolization-associated-with-hyperthyroid-cardiomyopathy-and-atrial-fibrillation-a-case-report
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Guohui Liu, Ping Yang, Yuquan He
BACKGROUND: The majority of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) events are caused by thrombotic occlusion of the coronary artery, secondary to atherosclerotic plaque erosion or rupture. However, coronary embolism (CE), while rare, is being increasingly recognized as an important cause of AMI. We present the case of a patient with multi-site coronary artery embolization associated with hyperthyroid-related cardiomyopathy and atrial fibrillation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 49-year-old female with a history of hyperthyroidism and atrial fibrillation (AF) was admitted to our hospital presenting with right upper limb pain and swelling...
May 19, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515859/conservative-management-of-aortic-root-rupture-complicated-with-cardiac-tamponade-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Luca Vannini, Rut Andrea, Manel Sabaté
Aortic root rupture and cardiac tamponade during transcatheter aortic valve implantation is a frightening complication with high mortality rate. A conservative management of this complication could represent an initial strategy, especially in high-risk patients, to avoid emergent cardiac surgery. This conservative management includes: Immediate detection of pericardial effusion by echocardiography, a fast instauration of pericardial drainage, auto-transfusion and anticoagulation reversal. We describe two cases of patients who suffered this complication and were treated successfully with this initial approach...
April 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511954/high-intensity-interval-training-hiit-improves-resting-blood-pressure-metabolic-met-capacity-and-heart-rate-reserve-without-compromising-resting-myocardial-function-in-sedentary-aging-men
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Fergal M Grace, Peter Herbert, Adrian D Elliott, Jo Richards, Alexander Beaumont, Nicholas F Sculthorpe
BACKGROUND: This study examined the combination of pre-conditioning exercise with subsequent high intensity interval training (HIIT) on blood pressure, echocardiography, cardiac strain mechanics and maximal metabolic (MET) capacity in sedentary (SED) aging men compared with age matched masters athletes (LEX). METHODS: Using a STROBE compliant observational design, 39 aging male participants (SED; n=22, aged 62.7±5.2yrs) (LEX; n=17, aged=61.1±5.4yrs) were recruited to a study that necessitated three distinct assessment phases; enrolment (Phase A), following pre-conditioning exercise in SED (Phase B), then following 6weeks of HIIT performed once every five days by both groups before reassessment (Phase C)...
May 13, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509710/ultrasound-guided-pericardiocentesis-a-novel-parasternal-approach
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Adi Osman, Tan Wan Chuan, Jamalludin Ab Rahman, Gabriele Via, Guido Tavazzi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate a novel pericardiocentesis technique using an in-plane parasternal medial-to-lateral approach with the use of a high-frequency probe in patients with cardiac tamponade. BACKGROUND: Echocardiography is pivotal in the diagnosis of pericardial effusion and tamponade physiology. Ultrasound guidance for pericardiocentesis is currently considered the standard of care. Several approaches have been described recently, which differ mainly on the site of puncture (subxiphoid, apical, or parasternal)...
May 15, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507980/hypertension-in-the-pediatric-kidney-transplant-recipient
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REVIEW
Olga Charnaya, Asha Moudgil
Hypertension after kidney transplant is a frequent occurrence in pediatric patients. It is a risk factor for graft loss and contributes to the significant burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in this population. The etiology of posttransplant hypertension is multifactorial including donor factors, recipient factors, medications, and lifestyle factors similar to those prevalent in the general population. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring has emerged as the most reliable method for measuring hypertension in pediatric transplant recipients, and many consider it to be essential in the care of these patients...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506591/early-echocardiography-has-a-low-yield-in-patients-with-transient-ischemic-attack
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Elie Harmouche, Ghada A Mahmoud, Michael Ross, Jason Hockenberry, Robin Dharia, Fadi Nahab
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Current guidelines recommend patients presenting with transient ischemic attack (TIA) undergo echocardiography to evaluate for a cardiac source. However, echocardiography is not available daily at many centers. We assessed the yield from early transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in consecutive patients with TIA evaluated in an emergency department observation unit (EDOU) protocol. METHODS: This observational cohort study took place in an academic medical center from January 1, 2011 to July 31, 2013...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501258/impact-of-hospital-admission-for-patients-with-transient-ischemic-attack
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Eric M Cheng, Laura J Myers, Stefanie Vassar, Dawn M Bravata
OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of admission among transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients in the emergency department (ED). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using national Veterans Health Administration data (2008). METHODS: We first analyzed whether admitted patients were discharged from the hospital with a diagnosis of TIA. We then analyzed whether admission was associated with a composite outcome (new stroke, new myocardial infarction, or death in the year after TIA) using multivariate logistic regression modeling with propensity score matching...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497556/mitral-arcade-a-rare-case-presenting-with-fatigue-and-cough
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Derya Aydın Sahin, Ozben Ceylan
An 11-year-old girl was admitted to pediatric emergency unit with complaints of fatigue and cough. The patient had no previous complaints. There was no history of rheumatic heart disease. The height and duration of the P-wave was 4 mm and 0.16 seconds, respectively (p mitrale). Echocardiography showed enlarged left atrium (51×61 mm in diameter). Both the anterolateral and posteromedial papillary muscles were directly attached to the anterior and posterior mitral valve leaflets without tendinous chords. The patient was diagnosed with mitral arcade, severe mitral stenosis, and mitral regurgitation...
May 12, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497506/left-ventricular-obstruction-caused-by-a-large-hiatal-hernia
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Kenji Harada, Ushio Tamura, Chiyo Ichimiya, Naho Terada, Yasuhiro Yokoyama, Norihito Kageyama, Akira Hirono, Yuya Hiroshima, Takeshi Omura, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Fujinaga
A 76-year-old man was admitted to our emergency department owing to chest pain, which started immediately after lunch. Although electrocardiogram revealed ST-segment elevation with hyperacute T-wave changes in the anterior lead tracings, emergency coronary angiography revealed normal coronary arteries. Echocardiography revealed left ventricular (LV) compression with left ventricular obstruction (LVO) caused by an echogenic mass. Computed tomography clearly revealed compression of both left atrial (LA) and LV by a large hiatal hernia...
May 12, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496513/dog-footprint-in-the-heart
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Hassan Aghajani, Shahrooz Yazdani, Seyed Khalil Forouzan Nia, Hamed Vahidi, Faezeh Aghajani
Cardiac manifestations of the hydatid cyst are relatively uncommon. Cardiac involvement may lead to the compression of vital organs, pulmonary hypertension, pericardial effusion, and even anaphylaxis. A 45-year-old woman presented to the Emergency Department of Tehran Heart Center with chest pain. Cardiac examination revealed relatively muffled heart sounds. Echocardiography demonstrated a round echolucent well-defined mass (47 × 25 mm) on the base and the mid lateral wall of the left ventricle (LV) without septation...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496087/-rupture-of-an-aneurysm-of-the-right-sinus-of-valsalva-into-the-pericardium-report-of-a-case
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Satoshi Uesugi, Koji Kawahito, Hirotaka Sato, Akira Sugaya, Yoshio Misawa
A sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is an uncommon cardiac anomaly. The aneurysm usually ruptures into the cardiac cavity, and rupture into the pericardial cavity is unusual. A 69-year-old man was admitted to our hospital after collapse due to cardiac tamponade. Computed tomography revealed a ruptured right sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (5 cm) with massive pericardial effusion. The right coronary artery arose from the aneurysm. Severe aortic regurgitation due to the lack of coaptation of the valves was detected by echocardiography...
May 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495379/transthoracic-echocardiography-for-diagnosing-pulmonary-embolism-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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J Matthew Fields, Joshua Davis, Lily Girson, Arthur Au, Jacqueline Potts, Charity J Morgan, Imelda Vetter, Lee Ann Riesenberg
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common diagnosis with significant mortality if not appropriately treated. The use of transthoracic echocardiography in patients with PE is common; however, its diagnostic capabilities in this use are unclear. With the increased use of ultrasonography in medical settings, it is important to understand the strengths and limitations of echocardiography for the diagnosis of PE. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of PubMed, CINAHL, and EMBASE through 2016 for articles assessing the diagnostic accuracy of transthoracic echocardiography for PE...
May 9, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495181/assessment-of-left-ventricular-function-with-tissue-doppler-echocardiography-and-of-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-levels-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Isa Oner Yüksel, Sakir Arslan, Goksel Cagirci, Erkan Koklu, Cagin M Ureyen, Nermin Bayar, Selcuk Kucukseymen, Gorkem Kus, Ramazan Guven
INTRODUCTION: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an emerging minimally invasive treatment modality in high surgical risk or inoperable patients. AIM: The aim of this study was to ascertain the effect of TAVI on left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function and serum B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels in high surgical risk or inoperable patients with severe aortic stenosis. METHODS: Fifty-five patients were included in our retrospective study...
May 8, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
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