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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29904451/thrombolysis-is-an-effective-and-safe-therapy-in-stuck-mitral-valves-with-delayed-presentation-as-well-as-hemodynamically-unstable-patients-a-single-centre-study
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Arun Shivajirao Bade, Shakil Sattar Ahmed Shaikh, Hemant Khemani, Gurkirat Singh, Narender Omprakash Bansal
Background: Thrombosis is a complication of prosthetic valves on oral anticoagulants which is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. A re-operation carries a substantial risk, with mortality rate from 10% to 15% in selected series, which may be 2- or 3-folds higher in critically ill patients. This study conducted in a tertiary care cardiology unit aimed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of thrombolytic therapy in stuck mitral bileaflet heart valves. Methods: As a prospective observational study, clinical symptoms and fluoroscopy were the mainstay in diagnosis of stuck mitral valve...
June 2018: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29902265/clinical-use-of-submaximal-treadmill-exercise-testing-and-assessments-of-cardiac-biomarkers-nt-probnp-and-ctni-in-dogs-with-presymptomatic-mitral-regurgitation
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Leona Wall, Annika Mohr, Florenza Lüder Ripoli, Nayeli Schulze, Camila Duarte Penter, StephanOscar Hungerbuehler, Jan-Peter Bach, Karin Lucas, Ingo Nolte
Exercise intolerance is the first symptom of heart disease. Yet an objective and standardised method in canine cardiology to assess exercise capacity in a clinical setting is lacking. In contrast, exercise testing is a powerful diagnostic tool in humans, providing valuable information on prognosis and impact of therapeutic intervention. To investigate whether an exercise test reveals differences between dogs with early stage mitral regurgitation (MR) and dogs without cardiac disease, 12 healthy beagles (healthy group, HG) and 12 dogs with presymptomatic MR (CHIEF B1 / B2, patient group, PG) underwent a six-stage submaximal exercise test (ET) on a motorised treadmill...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29886608/-prenatal-interventional-therapy-in-two-cases-with-critical-pulmonary-stenosis-or-pulmonary-atresia-with-intact-ventricular-septum
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C C Pang, W Pan, Z W Zhang, C B Zhou, Y F Li, X Zhang, F Z Han, Y X Sun, S Wang, J Zhuang
Objectives: Two cases who underwent fetal pulmonary valvuloplasty (FPV) for pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PA-IVS) or critical pulmonary stenosis with intact ventricular septum (CPS-IVS) successfully were reported. The aim of the report was to explore the criteria for case selection, the technical essentials of FPV, and the postpartum outcome of the fetus. Methods: One case with PA-IVS and the other with CPS-IVS were enrolled in September 2016 and February 2017 in Guangdong General Hospital, and both cases were diagnosed with severe right ventricular dysplasia and tricuspid regurgitation by fetal echocardiogram...
June 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29879037/an-uncommon-case-of-dual-ventricular-response-in-dual-atrioventricular-nodal-non-reentrant-tachycardia-a-case-report
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Meiwei Zhang, Yeling Wang, Dongmei Chen, Hang Li, Zhiguo Zhang
RATIONALE: Dual atrioventricular nodal non-reentrant tachycardia (DAVNNT) is an uncommon arrhythmia. Because of the different refractory periods of fast and slow pathways, a single atrial depolarization gives rise to 2 ventricular activationsthrough fast and slow pathways separately. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 45-year-old woman was referred to our Cardiology Center with symptoms of recurrent palpitations and fatigue persisting for the previous 3 years. On echocardiography, the ejection fraction of the left ventricle was 45%...
June 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29877602/correlation-with-invasive-left-ventricular-filling-pressures-and-prognostic-relevance-of-the-echocardiographic-diastolic-parameters-used-in-the-2016-esc-heart-failure-guidelines-and-in-the-2016-ase-eacvi-recommendations-a-systematic-review-in-patients-with
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Jan F Nauta, Yoran M Hummel, Peter van der Meer, Carolyn S P Lam, Adriaan A Voors, Joost P van Melle
AIMS: Five echocardiographic parameters-left atrial volume index, left ventricular mass index, tricuspid regurgitation velocity, myocardial tissue velocity, and the ratio of early mitral inflow to tissue velocity of the mitral annulus (E/e')-are recommended in both the current European Society of Cardiology heart failure guidelines and the American Society of Echocardiography/European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging recommendations for the evaluation of left ventricular diastolic function...
June 7, 2018: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29846434/low-prevalence-of-relevant-findings-in-inappropriate-echocardiograms-and-discordant-perceptions-between-cardiologists-and-patients
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J R Lopes, A C Oliveira, V G Rios, L C L Correia
Complementary examinations are "inadequate" whenever the likelihood of benefits from their indication is lower than the negative results. The low benefit is a result of poor performance in detecting relevant changes that lead to improved behavior. However, inadequate examinations are prevalent and little is known about patients' notions of the usefulness of such indications. The aim of this study was to describe relevant findings in inappropriate echocardiograms and to assess the level of agreement between patients and cardiologists regarding their usefulness...
2018: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29808486/echocardiographic-identification-of-atrial-related-structures-and-vessels-in-horses-validated-by-computed-tomography-of-casted-hearts
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T Vandecasteele, P Cornillie, G van Steenkiste, K Vandevelde, I Gielen, K Vanderperren, G van Loon
BACKGROUND: Echocardiography is the imaging technique of choice for the equine heart. Nevertheless, knowledge about ulrasonographic identification of dorsally located structures and vessels, related to the atria, in horses is scarce. OBJECTIVES: To describe the echocardiographic approach and the identification of structures and vessels in relation to the atria in healthy horses. METHODS: CT images from two equine hearts, casted with self-expanding foam, were segmented and used to identify atrial-related structures and vessels...
May 28, 2018: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29803643/-heart-murmur-in-children-less-than-2-years-old-looking-for-a-safe-and-effective-referral-strategy
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Moisés Rodríguez-González, Almudena Alonso-Ojembarrena, Ana Castellano-Martínez, Lorena Estepa-Pedregosa, Isabel Benavente-Fernández, Simon P Lubián López
INTRODUCTION: Current guidelines in Spain recommend performing transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in all children under 2 years of age with a heart murmur. In 2014, the American Paediatric Association published the first appropriate use criteria (AUC) for outpatient paediatric transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) to promote its cost-efficient use. The aim of this article is to analyse the AUC and other clinical factors as predictors of congenital heart disease (CHD) in children less than 2 years of age with a heart murmur, and to develop a safe and efficient referral strategy...
May 23, 2018: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29799067/recommendations-on-nuclear-and-multimodality-imaging-in-ie-and-cied-infections
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Paola Anna Erba, Patrizio Lancellotti, Isidre Vilacosta, Oliver Gaemperli, Francois Rouzet, Marcus Hacker, Alberto Signore, Riemer H J A Slart, Gilbert Habib
In the latest update of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines for the management of infective endocarditis (IE), imaging is positioned at the centre of the diagnostic work-up so that an early and accurate diagnosis can be reached. Besides echocardiography, contrast-enhanced CT (ce-CT), radiolabelled leucocyte (white blood cell, WBC) SPECT/CT and [18 F]FDG PET/CT are included as diagnostic tools in the diagnostic flow chart for IE. Following the clinical guidelines that provided a straightforward message on the role of multimodality imaging, we believe that it is highly relevant to produce specific recommendations on nuclear multimodality imaging in IE and cardiac implantable electronic device infections...
May 24, 2018: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784681/use-of-intracardiac-echocardiography-in-interventional-cardiology-working-with-the-anatomy-rather-than-fighting-it
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REVIEW
Andres Enriquez, Luis C Saenz, Raphael Rosso, Frank E Silvestry, David Callans, Francis E Marchlinski, Fermin Garcia
The indications for catheter-based structural and electrophysiological procedures have recently expanded to more complex scenarios, in which an accurate definition of the variable individual cardiac anatomy is key to obtain optimal results. Intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) is a unique imaging modality able to provide high-resolution real-time visualization of cardiac structures, continuous monitoring of catheter location within the heart, and early recognition of procedural complications, such as pericardial effusion or thrombus formation...
May 22, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778090/massive-pericardial-effusion-without-cardiac-tamponade-due-to-subclinical-hypothyroidism-hashimoto-s-disease
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Panteleimon E Papakonstantinou, Nikolaos Gourniezakis, Christos Skiadas, Alexandros Patrianakos, Achilleas Gikas
CONTEXT: Hypothyroidism is a significant cause of pericardial effusion. However, large pericardial effusions due to hypothyroidism are extremely rare. Hormone replacement therapy is the cornerstone of treatment for hypothyroidism and regular follow-up of patients after initiation of the therapy is indicated. Herein, the case of a 70-year-old woman with a massive pericardial effusion due to Hashimoto's disease is presented. ISSUES: A 70-year-old female from a rural village on the island of Crete, Greece, was admitted to our hospital due to a urinary tract infection...
May 2018: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771705/the-causality-nexus-between-the-tako-tsubo-syndrome-and-an-assault-a-forensic-case-report
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Malek Zribi, Syrine Azza Manoubi, Narjes Karray, Salma Charfeddine, Wiem Benamar, Zouhir Hammami, Samir Kammoun, Samir Maatoug
"Tako-tsubo" cardiomyopathy, also known as "broken heart syndrome," is one of the rarest types of stress-induced cardiomyopathy. It frequently mimics acute coronary syndrome, characterized by transient left ventricular dysfunction, electrocardiographic changes, and release of myocardial enzymes. After treatment, the patients are cured in most cases without sequelae. Tako-tsubo syndrome is rarely considered as a reason for consultation in the forensic department.Herein, we report a case of a 68-year-old woman who was assaulted by her police officer neighbor...
May 4, 2018: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769494/clinical-profile-and-outcome-of-peripartum-cardiomyopathy-a-study-in-a-tertiary-cardiac-hospital-of-bangladesh
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N Fatema, S K Banerjee, C M Ahmed, A A Habib, F Rahman, S A Ahsan, H Hoque, R C Debnath, S Hashem, J Arzu
This study was done to evaluate the clinical profile, management and to analysis of pregnancy outcomes of peripartum cardiomyopathy pregnant women. Follow up was done after treatment and to see the prognosis. All patients admitted with peripartum cardiomyopathy from July 2009 to June 2014 in the department of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh were considered for this observational study. Seventy two (72) women were evaluated. Primi-paras are 28 (39%) of the total study population...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753425/-the-contribution-of-systematic-implementation-of-cardiovascular-explorations-for-the-detection-of-cardiac-sources-of-embolism-in-patients-with-stroke-about-230-patients
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A Hadi, L Bendriss, A Khatouri
OBJECTIVES: Ischemic stroke are estimated at 80% of all strokes. Embolism of cardiac origin accounts for around 20% of them. The aim of our study is to report the contribution of cardiovascular investigations performed as a routine during the evaluation of patients with ischemic stroke. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study of ischemic stroke cases collated in Cardiology department of the military hospital of Marrakech between January 2010 and December 2014...
May 9, 2018: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747565/effects-of-post-discharge-management-on-rates-of-early-re-admission-and-death-after-hospitalisation-for-heart-failure
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Quan Huynh, Kazuaki Negishi, Carmine De Pasquale, James Hare, Dominic Leung, Tony Stanton, Thomas H Marwick
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether enrolment of patients in management programs after hospitalisation for heart failure (HF) reduces the likelihood of post-hospital adverse outcomes. DESIGN: Cohort study in which associations between adverse outcomes at 30 and 90 days for people hospitalised for HF and baseline clinical, socio-demographic and blood pathology factors, and with post-discharge management strategies, were assessed. Setting, participants: 906 patients with HF were prospectively enrolled in five Australian states at cardiology departments with expertise in treating people with HF...
May 14, 2018: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739439/immature-teratoma-mimicking-pulmonary-stenosis-a-case-report
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Dardan Koçinaj, Xhevdet Krasniqi, Aurora Bakalli
BACKGROUND: Immature teratoma in a mediastinal location is a rare disease that might present as a valve pathology. Germ cell tumors with mediastinal locations account for up to 6% of immature teratoma cases. We present a case of an immature teratoma located primarily in the anterior mediastinum that manifested solely through symptoms of pulmonary stenosis. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 20-year-old white man with an immature teratoma who presented with progressive exertional dyspnea...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729173/indscators-of-blood-lipid-profile-acute-phase-reactions-and-uric-acid-in-patients-with-arterial-hypertension-combined-with-connective-tissue-dysplasia
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Yevheniya H Zaremba, Nataliya O Rak, Olha V Zaremba, Olena V Zaremba-Fedchyshyn, Marianna M Virna, Liliya O Odnorih
OBJECTIVE: Introduction:Changes in the cardiovascular system can be divided into 2 groups due to the connective tissue dysplasia (CTD) and changes in the circulatory system, caused by pathological processes that arose on the basis of the connective structures failure. One of the risk factors of arterial hypertension (AH) remaining insufficiently studied is collagen pathology - nondifferentiated connective tissue dysplasia (NCTD). The presence of connective tissue in all organs and systems, the common origin of smooth muscles, blood and lymph from mesenchyma leads to dysplastic changes in any organ and system...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728065/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-primary-left-sided-valve-disease-in-a-cohort-of-15-000-patients-undergoing-echocardiography-studies-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-uganda
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Joselyn Rwebembera, William Manyilirah, Zhang Wan Zhu, Juliet Nabbaale, Judith Namuyonga, Isaac Ssinabulya, Sulaiman Lubega, Peter Lwabi, John Omagino, Emmy Okello
BACKGROUND: Although rheumatic heart disease remains the leading cause of valve heart disease (VHD) in developing countries, other forms of valve disease have been over shadowed and not regarded as a public health problem. However, several facts suggest that the role of non-rheumatic VHD as a significant cardiovascular disease should be reconsidered. We aimed to assess the prevalence and characteristics of different forms of primary left sided valve diseases from a series of 15,009 echocardiographic studies...
May 4, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716732/different-nuss-procedures-and-risk-management-for-pectus-excavatum-after-surgery-for-congenital-heart-disease
#19
Chenghao Chen, Xiaofeng Li, Na Zhang, Jie Yu, Dong Yan, Changqi Xu, Qi Zeng, Zhongzhi Li
PURPOSE: In Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum (PE) after surgery for congenital heart disease (CHD), retrosternal adhesion may increase the risk of cardiac injury. This study aimed to explore different Nuss procedures and their implications for reducing the incidence of serious complications and improving surgical safety. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 49 cases (29 male and 20 female) of Nuss procedures for PE after surgery for CHD that were performed between April 2003 and December 2016...
April 7, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694994/predicting-the-future-delivery-room-planning-of-congenital-heart-disease-diagnosed-by-fetal-echocardiography
#20
Mary T Donofrio
Advances in prenatal imaging have improved the examination of the fetal cardiovascular system. Fetal echocardiography facilitates the prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease (CHD) and through sequential examination, allows assessment of fetal cardiac hemodynamics, predicting the evolution of anatomical and functional cardiovascular abnormalities in utero and during the transition to a postnatal circulation at delivery. This approach allows detailed diagnosis with prenatal counseling and enables planning to define perinatal management, selecting the fetuses at a risk of postnatal hemodynamic instability who are likely to require a specialized delivery plan...
May 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
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