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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642695/tricuspid-valve-imaging
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Francesco Ancona, Stefano Stella, Cristina Capogrosso, Claudia Marini, Andrea Fisicaro, Alberto Margonato, Paolo Denti, Eustachio Agricola
The right ventricle and tricuspid valve (TV) have long been neglected by cardiologists. Functional tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is nowadays the most common cause of severe TR and is emerging as a prognostic factor in many heart diseases. A multimodality imaging approach is fundamental for defining the pathophysiology of TR, using both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional (3D) echocardiography, as well as CT scan. In particular, 3D echocardiography can characterize TV apparatus and tricuspid annulus; CT offers complementary information about annular structure, and its relationship with the right coronary artery...
April 11, 2018: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628595/anesthesia-in-a-child-with-newly-diagnosed-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-for-placement-of-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
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Rajnish Kumar, Bibha Kumari
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetic myocardial disease usually characterized by asymmetric ventricular septal hypertrophy. HCM is an important cause of sudden cardiac death in adolescents and young adults. We are presenting a case report, ten years boy came in emergency with sudden loss of consciousness (witness cardiac arrest). Child was revived after cardiopulmonary resuscitation and send to coronary care unit. Echocardiography findings were suggestive of HCM. There was history of sudden death of her mother and maternal uncle...
January 2018: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628470/a-rare-case-of-rush-progression-of-purulent-pericarditis-by-escherichia-coli-in-a-patient-with-malignant-lymphoma
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Shunpei Horii, Hirotaka Yada, Kei Ito, Ayumu Osaki, Atsushi Sato, Toyokazu Kimura, Risako Yasuda, Takumi Toya, Takayuki Namba, Nobuyuki Masaki, Takeshi Adachi
Purulent pericarditis is a rare disease in the antibiotic era. The common pathogens of purulent pericarditis are gram-positive species such as Staphylococcus aureus. Streptococcus pneumoniae, Salmonella, Haemophilus, fungal pathogens/tuberculosis can also result in purulent pericarditis. We report an old male case of purulent pericarditis by Escherichia coli. He came to our hospital suffering from leg edema for 3 months. Echocardiography revealed the large amount of pericardial effusion, and he was admitted to test the cause of pericardial effusion without high fever, tachycardia, and shock vital signs...
April 6, 2018: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623382/-the-heart-catheter-table-is-not-the-operating-table-intraindividual-comparison-of-pulmonary-artery-pressures
#4
M U Ziegler, H Reinelt
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing cardiac surgery need extensive and invasive monitoring, which needs to be individually adapted for each patient and requires a diligent risk-benefit analysis. The use of a pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) seems to be justifiable in certain cases; therefore, the preoperative diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension represents an indication for perioperative monitoring with PAC in the S3 guidelines of the German Society for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (DGAI)...
April 5, 2018: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623174/a-double-whammy-severe-aortic-stenosis-and-cocaine-overwhelm-the-mitral-valve
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Rohit Maini, Jonathan Lim, Jing Liu, Itamar Birnbaum, Farooq Mirza, Nasser Lakkis, Ihab Hamzeh
A 50-year-old man presented with acute onset dyspnea following cocaine use. He had severe aortic stenosis (AS), mild mitral regurgitation (MR) due to mitral valve prolapse, and no coronary artery disease on recent coronary angiography. He was in acute heart failure with signs of impending cardiogenic shock. Urgent bedside echocardiography revealed hyperdynamic left ventricular systolic function with acute severe MR from a ruptured chordae tendineae. The acute cocaine-induced spike of his already elevated left ventricular systolic pressure from severe AS likely precipitated chordal rupture of his vulnerable mitral valve...
January 2018: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622975/ischemia-modified-albumin-ima-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-acs-and-left-bundle-branch-block-lbbb-does-it-make-the-difference
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Mohamed Abdel Kader Abdel Wahab
Background: Management of patients with a suspected ACS and LBBB is a challenge to the clinician. Aim: To detect the ability of IMA to exclude myocardial ischemia in suspected patients with ACS and LBBB. Material and methods: A total of 68 patients with suspected ACS and LBBB (group I) and another twenty patients age and sex matched known to have LBBB with normal coronary angiography (group II) were included in this study and subjected to: routine laboratory tests, 12 lead ECG, echocardiography, and measurement of serum troponin I (TnI) and IMA (measured by ELISA)...
September 2017: The Egyptian heart journal: (EHJ): official bulletin of the Egyptian Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622717/scorpion-bite-induced-unilateral-pulmonary-oedema
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Nandakishore Bompelli, Rakesh Reddy C, Anirudda Deshpande
A 24-year-old woman came to the emergency room of our hospital, 6 hours after a sting to the pulp of her middle finger of her left upper limb by an Indian red scorpion. On examination, she had tachycardia, tachypnoea, hypotension and low oxygen saturation at room temperature. On auscultation, there was poor air entry in all areas of the right lung along with crackles. The left lung field was normal on auscultation. Chest X-ray showed unilateral haziness of right lung field. Two-dimensional echocardiography showed clinical findings of myocarditis...
April 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610713/ultrasound-for-volume-assessment-in-patients-with-shock-effectiveness-of-an-educational-intervention-for-fourth-year-medical-students
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Paul Kukulski, Michael Ward, Keme Carter
Objective Shock is a common emergency condition with high morbidity and mortality, and judicious fluid resuscitation can significantly affect outcomes. The use of a bedside echocardiogram and evaluation of the inferior vena cava (IVC) via ultrasound (US) for collapsibility can predict volume status. Additionally, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA) 10 states that residents need to be able to address a patient with a critical illness, including hypotension, on Day 1 of residency...
January 30, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609450/hepatopulmonary-syndrome-caused-by-hypothalamic-obesity-and-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-after-surgery-for-craniopharyngioma-a-case-report
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Dai Jung, Go Hun Seo, Yoon-Myung Kim, Jin-Ho Choi, Han-Wook Yoo
Hypothalamic obesity is often complicated in patients with craniopharyngioma due to hypothalamic damage by the tumor itself, treatment modalities, and associated multiple pituitary hormone deficiency. Hypothalamic obesity causes secondary diseases such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and diabetes mellitus (DM). We report a 19-year-old female who was diagnosed with craniopharyngioma, developed hypothalamic obesity after tumor resection, and progressed to hepatopulmonary syndrome. She manifested NAFLD 1 year after tumor resection...
March 2018: Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608665/transoesophageal-echocardiography-guided-emergency-valve-in-valve-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#10
Jihad Hamudi, Ronen Jaffe, Nader Khader, Salim Adawi, Avinoam Shiran
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March 28, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605204/pulmonary-hypertension-in-chronic-hemolytic-anemias-pathophysiology-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Alexandra Haw, Harold I Palevsky
Pulmonary hypertension has emerged as a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with hemoglobinopathies and chronic hemolytic anemias. These hematological diseases include - but are not limited to - sickle cell disease (SCD), thalassemia, paroxysmal nocturnal hematuria, and hereditary spherocytosis. Although most studies have been based on the use of echocardiography as a screening tool for pulmonary hypertension as opposed to the gold standard of right heart catheterization for definitive diagnosis, the association between chronic hemolytic anemia and pulmonary hypertension is evident...
April 2018: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599604/review-article-update-on-current-and-emergent-data-on-hepatopulmonary-syndrome
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REVIEW
Stergios Soulaidopoulos, Evangelos Cholongitas, George Giannakoulas, Maria Vlachou, Ioannis Goulis
Hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a frequent pulmonary complication of end-stage liver disease, characterized by impaired arterial oxygenation induced by intrapulmonary vascular dilatation. Its prevalence ranges from 4% to 47% in patients with cirrhosis due to the different diagnostic criteria applied among different studies. Nitric oxide overproduction and angiogenesis seem to be the hallmarks of a complicated pathogenetic mechanism, leading to intrapulmonary shunting and ventilation-perfusion mismatch. A classification of HPS according to the severity of hypoxemia has been suggested...
March 28, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596445/time-spent-with-cats-is-never-wasted-lessons-learned-from-feline-acromegalic-cardiomyopathy-a-naturally-occurring-animal-model-of-the-human-disease
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Kieran Borgeat, Stijn J M Niessen, Lois Wilkie, Norelene Harrington, David B Church, Virginia Luis Fuentes, David J Connolly
BACKGROUND: In humans, acromegaly due to a pituitary somatotrophic adenoma is a recognized cause of increased left ventricular (LV) mass. Acromegalic cardiomyopathy is incompletely understood, and represents a major cause of morbidity and mortality. We describe the clinical, echocardiographic and histopathologic features of naturally occurring feline acromegalic cardiomyopathy, an emerging disease among domestic cats. METHODS: Cats with confirmed hypersomatotropism (IGF-1>1000ng/ml and pituitary mass; n = 67) were prospectively recruited, as were two control groups: diabetics (IGF-1<800ng/ml; n = 24) and healthy cats without known endocrinopathy or cardiovascular disease (n = 16)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595686/risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-sepsis-induced-myocardial-dysfunction-and-stress-induced-cardiomyopathy-in-sepsis-or-septic-shock-a-comparative-retrospective-study
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Han Saem Jeong, Tae Hyub Lee, Cho Hee Bang, Jong-Ho Kim, Soon Jun Hong
While both sepsis-induced myocardial dysfunction (SIMD) and stress-induced cardiomyopathy (SICMP) are common in patients with sepsis, the pathogenesis of the 2 diseases is different, and they require different treatment strategies. Thus, we aimed to investigate risk factors and outcomes between the 2 diseases.This retrospective study enrolled patients diagnosed with sepsis or septic shock, admitted to intensive care unit via emergency department in Korea University Anam Hospital, and who underwent transthoracic echocardiography within the first 24 hours of admission...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581898/giant-left-ventricular-thrombus-in-a-patient-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-case-report-and-minireview
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Fan Ye, Burton V Silverstein, Matheen A Khuddus, Christopher L Bray, Arthur C Lee
A 56-year-old healthy male with no obvious risk factors or significant past medical history was admitted to the emergency room with acute ischemic stroke. On his transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), an extremely large thrombus was detected at the apex involving the distal anterior wall. The thrombus was predominantly adherent but with a mobile tip. The patient was subsequently managed with dual antiplatelet therapy. In this report, we present an interesting case of an acute ischemic stroke secondary to a giant left ventricular thrombus in a patient with no past significant cardiac or neurologic medical history...
2018: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579580/cost-effectiveness-of-a-management-strategy-based-on-exercise-echocardiography-versus-exercise-electrocardiography-in-patients-presenting-with-suspected-angina-during-long-term-follow-up-a-randomized-study
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Sothinathan Gurunathan, Kostas Zacharias, Mohammed Akhtar, Asrar Ahmed, Vishal Mehta, Nikos Karogiannis, Anastasia Vamvakidou, Raj Khattar, Roxy Senior
INTRODUCTION: Exercise ECG (Ex-ECG) is advocated by guidelines for patients with low - intermediate probability of coronary artery disease (CAD). However, there are no randomized studies comparing Ex-ECG with exercise stress echocardiography (ESE) evaluating long term cost-effectiveness of each management strategy. METHODS: Accordingly, 385 patients with no prior CAD and low-intermediate probability of CAD (mean pre-test probability 34%), were randomized to undergo either Ex-ECG (194 patients) or ESE (191 patients)...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572614/a-case-of-ruptured-aneurysm-of-coronary-pulmonary-artery-fistula-diagnosed-after-emergency-thoracotomy
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Madoka Kawano, Tomoyuki Wada, Hirofumi Anai, Takashi Shuto, Shinji Miyamoto
BACKGROUND: Coronary fistulae are occasionally detected using echocardiography or coronary angiography. We report a patient with cardiac tamponade because of a ruptured aneurysm of a coronary artery fistula. CASE PRESENTATION: A 60-year-old man was referred to our hospital with sudden onset of chest pain and unconsciousness. He was initially diagnosed with cardiac tamponade for type A acute aortic dissection, and an emergency operation was performed. A large amount of bleeding was seen in the pericardium, but aortic dissection around the arch was not observed...
March 23, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29569424/left-atrial-volume-in-patients-with-her2-positive-breast-cancer-one-step-further-to-predict-trastuzumab-related-cardiotoxicity
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Corinna Bergamini, Giulia Dolci, Andrea Rossi, Flavia Torelli, Luca Ghiselli, Laura Trevisani, Giulia Vinco, Stella Truong, Francesca La Russa, Giorgio Golia, Annamaria Molino, Giovanni Benfari, Flavio Luciano Ribichini
BACKGROUND: Trastuzumab (TZ) therapy requires careful monitoring of left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (LVEF) because it can be potentially cardiotoxic. However, LVEF is an imperfect parameter and there is a need to find other variables to predict cardiac dysfunction early. Left atrium (LA) enlargement has proven to be a powerful predictor of adverse outcomes in several disease entities. HYPOTHESIS: Baseline LA volume enlargement might predict TZ-related LV dysfunction...
March 22, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563378/infective-endocarditis-associated-with-atopic-dermatitis
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Shigeaki Aoyagi, Takeshi Oda, Kumiko Wada, Eiji Nakamura, Tomokazu Kosuga, Hiroshi Yasunaga
We report a case of aortic valve infective endocarditis (IE) in a 24-year-old man with atopic dermatitis (AD). He had a history of balloon valvuloplasty for a stenotic bicuspid aortic valve, and had dental caries but no invasive dental procedure before the onset of IE. On admission, skin lesions of AD with itching and scratches were found on the neck, trunk, and extremities. Echocardiography showed a vegetation on the aortic valve with mild steno-regurgitation, but extension of IE to the annulus was not detected...
March 20, 2018: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561964/mid-term-results-of-surgical-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-valvular-heart-disease-assesed-by-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Natalia Lorenzo, Irene Mendez, Mikel Taibo, Gianfranco Martinis, Sara Badia, Guillermo Reyes, Rio Aguilar
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation frequently affects patients with valvular heart disease. Ablation of atrial fibrillation during valvular surgery is an alternative for restoring sinus rhythm. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate mid-term results of successful atrial fibrillation surgical ablation during valvular heart disease surgery, to explore left atrium post-ablation mechanics and to identify predictors of recurrence. METHODS: Fifty-three consecutive candidates were included...
March 19, 2018: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
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