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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821988/presentation-and-management-of-symptomatic-central-bone-cement-embolization
#1
Ahmed Samir Barakat, Tamer Owais, Mohamed Alhashash, Mootaz Shousha, Hesham El Saghir, Bernward Lauer, Heinrich Boehm
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: With more cement augmentation procedures done, the occurrence of serious complications is also expected to rise. Symptomatic central cement embolization is a rare but very serious complication. Moreover, the pathophysiology and treatment of intrathoracic cement embolism remain controversial. PURPOSE: In this case series, we are trying to identify various presentations and suggest our emergent management scheme for symptomatic central cement embolization...
August 18, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820557/papillary-muscle-rupture-in-an-adolescent-with-no-coronary-lesions
#2
Tatjana Lejko Zupanc, Mateja Logar
A 21-year-old man with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome presented to the authors' hospital with ventricular fibrillation. Coronary angiography failed to demonstrate coronary stenosis, but temporary mechanical circulatory support resolved the ventricular fibrillation and the patient was extubated eight days later. On the next day, however, he had to be re-intubated with symptoms of congestive heart failure. Echocardiography revealed new severe mitral regurgitation and a mobile mass, while emergency surgery revealed a posteromedial papillary muscle rupture (PMR)...
March 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818015/bioglue-associated-loss-of-aortic-valve-leaflet-motility-sonographically-masked-by-both-newly-replaced-mechanical-aortic-and-mitral-valves
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Alan Matthew Smeltz, Thomas G Caranasos, Emily G Teeter
BioGlue is a surgical adhesive widely used to help reinforce complex cardiac and vascular repairs. Since its introduction, several case reports have emerged revealing complications that all providers should be mindful of whenever the product is used. This report considers a unique situation where BioGlue was used after double cardiac valve repair that resulted in adhesion of the new mechanical aortic valve leaflets and was difficult to visualize with transesophageal echocardiography.
August 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803588/the-history-of-paediatric-cardiology-on-stamps
#4
Hazım A Gursu, Ibrahim I Cetin
Paediatric cardiology is arguably the sub-specialty in which the greatest advances have been made in both disease diagnosis and treatment over the past half a century. Paediatric cardiology emerged as a discipline in the 1930s. Since then, advances in imaging techniques such as echocardiography, angiography, CT, or magnetic resonance and extracorporeal circulation have provided excellent diagnosis and treatment of CHD. The pioneers of paediatric cardiology are more than eponyms, for each used in new and original ways the tools and concepts available in his or her era...
August 14, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801040/extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-for-blunt-cardiac-rupture-a-case-report
#5
Shunsuke Kudo, Keiji Tanaka, Kunihiko Okada, Takahiro Takemura
Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) followed by operating room sternotomy, rather than resuscitative thoracotomy, might be life-saving for patients with blunt cardiac rupture and cardiac arrest who do not have multiple severe traumatic injuries. A 49-year-old man was injured in a vehicle crash and transferred to the emergency department. On admission, he was hemodynamically stable, but a plain chest radiograph revealed a widened mediastinum, and echocardiography revealed hemopericardium. A computed tomography scan revealed hemopericardium and mediastinal hematoma, without other severe traumatic injuries...
August 5, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799247/the-valosin-containing-protein-is-a-novel-repressor-of-cardiomyocyte-hypertrophy-induced-by-pressure-overload
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Ning Zhou, Ben Ma, Shaunrick Stoll, Tristan T Hays, Hongyu Qiu
Hypertension-induced left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is an independent risk factor for heart failure. Regression of LVH has emerged as a major goal in the treatment of hypertensive patients. Here, we tested our hypothesis that the valosin-containing protein (VCP), an ATPase associate protein, is a novel repressor of cardiomyocyte hypertrophy under the pressure overload stress. Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) was determined by echocardiography in 4-month male spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) vs. age-matched normotensive Wistar Kyoto (WKY) rats...
August 11, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797558/prevalence-and-predictors-associated-with-severe-pulmonary-hypertension-in-copd
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Mitra Samareh Fekri, Mehdi Torabi, Sara Azizi Shoul, Moghaddameh Mirzaee
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is one of the most common complications of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), but its severe form is uncommon. Various factors play an important role in the occurrence and severity of pulmonary hypertension in patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was performed on patients with COPD referred to an emergency department over a one-year period. The tests-including complete blood count (CBC) and arterial blood gas (ABG), pulmonary functional test (PFT) and echocardiography-were performed for all patients to measure mPAP (mean pulmonary artery pressure), ejection fraction (EF) and body mass index (BMI)...
August 5, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794138/quantitative-assessment-of-coronary-microvascular-function-dynamic-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-positron-emission-tomography-ultrasound-computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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REVIEW
Attila Feher, Albert J Sinusas
A healthy, functional microcirculation in combination with nonobstructed epicardial coronary arteries is the prerequisite of normal myocardial perfusion. Quantitative assessment in myocardial perfusion and determination of absolute myocardial blood flow can be achieved noninvasively using dynamic imaging with multiple imaging modalities. Extensive evidence supports the clinical value of noninvasively assessing indices of coronary flow for diagnosing coronary microvascular dysfunction; in certain diseases, the degree of coronary microvascular impairment carries important prognostic relevance...
August 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781880/acute-aortic-occlusion-due-to-tumor-embolism-in-a-patient-with-lung-malignancy
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Stella Lioudaki, Nikolaos Kontopodis, Stefanos Palioudakis, Anastasios V Koutsopoulos, Ioannis Drositis, Christos V Ioannou
OBJECTIVES: Acute lower limb ischemia caused by tumor embolization is rare, despite the fact that cancer is a common cause of hypercoagulability predisposing to venous thrombosis. Arterial embolization is mostly associated with intracardiac tumors while lung malignancies are the second most common cause of tumor embolism. METHODS: In this report, we present a male patient who developed acute bilateral lower limb ischemia in the immediate postoperative period after a thoracotomy for attempted left upper lobe resection for lung cancer...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776390/value-of-troponin-levels-in-the-diagnosis-of-cardiac-dysfunction-in-moderate-scorpion-envenomation
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O Chakroun-Walha, R Karray, M Jerbi, A Ben Rebeh, C Jammeli, M Bahloul, R Ammar, I Chabchoub, M Bouaziz, A Nasri, N Rekik
CONTEXT: Cardiac dysfunction is one of the most serious consequences of scorpion envenomation. The best tool to evaluate cardiac function is echocardiography, but it is not available at all emergency departments. Many studies aimed to describe biological predictive factors of cardiac dysfunction in scorpion envenomation. Troponin is one of these biomarkers but its correlation with myocarditis is not well established. The aim of this study was to evaluate correlation between troponin levels and cardiac dysfunction in moderate scorpion envenomation...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766839/techniques-and-outcomes-of-paravalvular-leak-repair-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Thomas M Waterbury, Guy S Reeder, Sorin V Pislaru, Allison K Cabalka, Charanjit S Rihal, Mackram F Eleid
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the feasibility, procedural success, and outcomes of paravalvular leak (PVL) closure in patients with prior transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). BACKGROUND: PVL after TAVR is associated with adverse patient outcomes and increased mortality. Percutaneous PVL closure has emerged as a therapeutic strategy for addressing this issue, but data for transcatheter PVL repair after TAVR remains limited. METHODS: This is a single center retrospective review of PVL closure after TAVR...
August 2, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765984/-acute-chest-pain
#12
REVIEW
M Möckel, T Störk
Patients presenting with acute chest pain are a challenge for attending physicians in private practice and specialists for emergency and acute medicine in hospitals because a wide spectrum of diagnoses may be the cause, ranging from acute myocardial infarction (AMI) to harmless muscular tension. The evaluation of patients with acute chest pain follows basic principles independent of the setting: A thorough clinical investigation by the responsible physician including medical history and physical examination, followed by a 12-channel electrocardiogram (ECG) and further focused diagnostics...
August 1, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765187/non-atherosclerotic-aortic-mural-thrombus-a-rare-source-of-embolism
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Julian A Marin-Acevedo, Andree H Koop, Jose L Diaz-Gomez, Pramod K Guru
A 54-year-old man presented to the emergency department with acute left-sided chest pain and left upper quadrant abdominal pain. He had a significant history of squamous cell carcinoma of the lung previously treated with right pneumonectomy who ; is currently receiving adjuvant chemotherapy with cisplatin. Physical examination was remarkable for tachycardia, hypertension and mild abdominal tenderness. CT angiography revealed an aortic mural thrombus in the ascending aorta and aortic arch without dissection, aneurysm or tortuosity of the aorta...
August 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764576/contemporary-evaluation-of-mitral-regurgitation-3d-echocardiography-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-and-procedural-planning
#14
Frank E Corrigan, Aneel Maini, Shawn Reginauld, Stamatios Lerakis
Mitral regurgitation is one of the more common forms of valvular heart disease. Given the expansion of therapies for structural heart disease, new therapies for mitral regurgitation are emerging. An accurate description and classification of mitral disease is important to understand pathology and provide recommendations for therapy. Areas covered: In the modern evaluation of mitral regurgitation, 3-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) play important roles which overcome the prior limitations of 2-dimensional echocardiography...
August 7, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755899/the-serve-hf-safety-notice-in-clinical-practice-experiences-of-a-tertiary-sleep-center
#15
Anne-Kathrin Brill, Jacqueline Pichler Hefti, Thomas Geiser, Sebastian R Ott
BACKGROUND: In May 2015, the results of the SERVE-HF trial - addressing adaptive servoventilation (ASV) in chronic congestive heart failure (CHF) patients with central sleep apnea (CSA) - prompted a field safety notice. It was recommended to identify CHF patients treated with ASV and to advise the discontinuation of the treatment. We aimed to analyze the identification process and effect of ASV discontinuation on affected patients. METHODS: 126 patients treated with ASV on May 13th, 2015 at our institution were retrospectively analyzed...
March 6, 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739614/apical-ballooning-takotsubo-syndrome-with-concurrent-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#16
Mohsin A Hussain, Andrew T Cox, Rachel Bastiaenen, Abhiram Prasad
We present the case of a 61-year-old woman admitted with chest pain and an ECG demonstrating ST-segment elevation in the lateral leads. Emergency coronary angiography demonstrated an occluded obtuse marginal branch. Percutaneous intervention was unsuccessful as the lesion could not be crossed with a wire. Left ventriculography and transthoracic echocardiography demonstrated hypokinesis of the entire apex but preserved contractility of the basal segments, consistent with a diagnosis of apical ballooning syndrome (ABS)...
July 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736288/rapid-decay-of-transthoracic-echocardiography-skills-at-1-month-a-prospective-observational-study
#17
Ryo Yamamoto, David Clanton, Ross E Willis, Rachelle Babbitt Jonas, Ramon F Cestero
OBJECTIVE: Focused transthoracic echocardiography (FTTE) is an emerging tool in the management of critically ill patients, but the lack of adequate training models has limited the expansion of this technology. Although basic FTTE training courses have been shown to be sufficient in developing echocardiography skills, limited data exist regarding skill retention. In an effort to develop an adequate FTTE training model, we sought to determine the degree of skill retention after FTTE training...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728613/echocardiographic-parameters-of-clinically-normal-geriatric-rhesus-macaques-macacamulatta
#18
Yu Ueda, Catherine T Gunther-Harrington, Christina L Cruzen, Jeffrey A Roberts, Joshua A Stern
The goal of this study was to generate reference intervals for echocardiographic variables in a population of clinically normal geriatric rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). To do this, we studied 51 animals (age, 18-29 y; weight, 5.24-17.04 kg). The normal values for cardiac indices, including geometry and systolic and diastolic function, were determined by 2D, M-mode, spectral Doppler, and tissue Doppler echocardiography under ketamine hydrochloride sedation. Statistical correlations between the echocardiographic parameters and age, body weight, sex, and heart rate were investigated...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724484/echocardiographic-parameters-of-clinically-normal-geriatric-rhesus-macaques-macacamulatta
#19
Yu Ueda, Catherine T Gunther-Harrington, Christina L Cruzen, Jeffrey A Roberts, Joshua A Stern
The goal of this study was to generate reference intervals for echocardiographic variables in a population of clinically normal geriatric rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). To do this, we studied 51 animals (age, 18-29 y; weight, 5.24-17.04 kg). The normal values for cardiac indices, including geometry and systolic and diastolic function, were determined by 2D, M-mode, spectral Doppler, and tissue Doppler echocardiography under ketamine hydrochloride sedation. Statistical correlations between the echocardiographic parameters and age, body weight, sex, and heart rate were investigated...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717364/serum-free-thyroxine-levels-were-associated-with-pulmonary-hypertension-and-pulmonary-artery-systolic-pressure-in-euthyroid-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#20
Bingjie Wu, Jingjing Jiang, Minghui Gui, Lin Liu, Qiqige Aleteng, Shanshan Wang, Xiaojing Liu, Yan Ling, Xin Gao
The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between thyroid hormone levels, pulmonary hypertension (PH), and pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) in euthyroid patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). A cross-sectional study was conducted in individuals who underwent coronary angiography and were diagnosed as CAD from March 2013 to November 2013. 811 subjects (185 women and 626 men) were included in this study. PASP was measured by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography. 86 patients were diagnosed as PH and had significantly higher free thyroxine (FT4) levels than those without PH...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
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