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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786701/lutembacher-syndrome-with-mitral-valve-calcification-in-a-31-year-old-male
#1
Arsalan Majeed Adam, Ansab Godil, Muhammad Saad Ali Mallick, Fahad Khan, Ather Hasan Rizvi, Inam-Ul-Haq Muhammad Makhdoom
Lutembacher syndrome is characterized by a congenital ostium secundum atrial septal defect and an acquired mitral valve stenosis. We present a similar case in a 31-year old male who came in with orthopnoea, central cyanosis and pedal oedema. Examination revealed cardiac murmurs in tricuspid and apical regions. Chest x-ray showed signs of pulmonary congestion and ventricular enlargement. Electrocardiogaphy (ECG) revealed right axis deviation and right bundle branch block along with atrial fibrillation and Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE) showed abnormal valves (mitral stenosis with calcification and tricuspid regurgitation) and dilated cardiac chambers...
February 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786408/impact-of-additional-tricuspid-valve-annuloplasty-in-tof-patients-undergoing-pulmonary-valve-replacement
#2
Sabrina Lueck, Eike Bormann, Kathrin Rellensmann, Sven Martens, Andreas Rukosujew
BACKGROUND: Many patients with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) who underwent surgical correction of their congenital cardiac malformation during infancy develop right ventricular dysfunction and exercise intolerance in the long term. The right ventricle (RV) dilates due to the development of severe pulmonary regurgitation (and secondary tricuspid insufficiency). To reduce RV dilation and improve exercise tolerance pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) is the common therapeutic strategy. Whether concomitant tricuspid valve repair (TVR) is beneficial in these pure volume-overload conditions is still unknown...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785884/morphological-changes-and-myocardial-function-assessed-by-traditional-and-novel-echocardiographic-methods-in-preadolescent-athlete-s-heart
#3
Anders W Bjerring, Hege Ew Landgraff, Svein Leirstein, Anette Aaeng, Hamza Z Ansari, Jørg Saberniak, Klaus Murbræch, Henrik Bruun, Thomas M Stokke, Kristina H Haugaa, Jostein Hallén, Thor Edvardsen, Sebastian I Sarvari
Background Athlete's heart is a term used to describe the morphological and functional changes in the hearts of athletes. Recent studies suggest that these changes may occur even in preadolescent athletes. This study aims to improve our understanding of the changes occurring in the preadolescent athlete's heart. Design and methods Cardiac morphology and function in 76 preadolescent cross-country skiers (aged 12.1 ± 0.2 years) were compared with 25 age-matched non-competing preadolescents. Echocardiography was performed in all subjects, including 2D speckle-tracking strain echocardiography and 3D echocardiography...
January 1, 2018: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785790/the-role-of-mirna-regulation-in-fetal-cardiomyocytes-cardiac-maturation-and-the-risk-of-heart-disease-in-adults
#4
Mitchell C Lock, Ross L Tellam, Kimberley J Botting, Kimberley C W Wang, Joseph B Selvanayagam, Doug A Brooks, Mike Seed, Janna L Morrison
Myocardial infarction is a primary contributor towards the global burden of cardiovascular disease. Rather than repairing the existing damage of myocardial infarction, current treatments only address the symptoms of the disease and reducing the risk of a secondary infarction. Cardiac regenerative capacity is dependent on cardiomyocyte proliferation, which concludes soon after birth in humans and precocial species such as sheep. Human fetal cardiac tissue has some ability to repair following tissue damage, whereas a fully matured human heart has minimal capacity for cellular regeneration...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785271/right-ventricular-dysfunction-and-pulmonary-hypertension-a-neglected-presentation-of-thyrotoxicosis
#5
Carolina Shalini Singarayar, Foo Siew Hui, Nicholas Cheong, Goay Swee En
Thyrotoxicosis is associated with cardiac dysfunction; more commonly, left ventricular dysfunction. However, in recent years, there have been more cases reported on right ventricular dysfunction, often associated with pulmonary hypertension in patients with thyrotoxicosis. Three cases of thyrotoxicosis associated with right ventricular dysfunction were presented. A total of 25 other cases of thyrotoxicosis associated with right ventricular dysfunction published from 1994 to 2017 were reviewed along with the present 3 cases...
2018: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785232/effects-of-fasudil-on-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension-associated-with-left-ventricular-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-a-prospective-intervention-study
#6
Xiang Zhang, Xueming Zhang, Saihua Wang, Jun Luo, Zhihong Zhao, Changzhu Zheng, Jieyan Shen
Background: Pulmonary hypertension due to left ventricular heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (PH-HFpEF) is an increasingly medical problem. The aim of the study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of fasudil on PH-HFpEF elderly patients and to figure out the subtype of PH-HFpEF which may be the therapeutic object of fasudil. Method: 58 PH-HFpEF elderly patients were enrolled. Patients were diagnosed with passive pulmonary hypertension (PPH) or reactive pulmonary hypertension (RPH) by right heart catheterization and all receiving Rho kinase inhibitor fasudil for 2 weeks...
2018: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784052/the-effect-of-heart-failure-and-left-ventricular-assist-device-treatment-on-right-ventricular-mechanics-a-computational-study
#7
Jun I K Park, Aulia Khamas Heikhmakhtiar, Chang Hyun Kim, Yoo Seok Kim, Seong Wook Choi, Kwang Soup Song, Ki Moo Lim
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Although it is important to analyze the hemodynamic factors related to the right ventricle (RV) after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation, previous studies have focused only on the alteration of the ventricular shape and lack quantitative analysis of the various hemodynamic parameters. Therefore, we quantitatively analyzed various hemodynamic parameters related to the RV under normal, heart failure (HF), and HF incorporated with continuous flow LVAD therapy by using a computational model...
May 22, 2018: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783997/graft-protective-effect-and-induction-of-cd4-foxp3-cell-by-thrombomodulin-on-allograft-arteriosclerosis-in-mice
#8
Enzhi Yin, Shigefumi Matsuyama, Masateru Uchiyama, Kento Kawai, Masanori Niimi
BACKGROUND: Thrombomodulin (TM) is a promising therapeutic natural anti-coagulant, which exerts the effects to control disseminated intravascular coagulation. However, little is known whether TM on micro-vessels could play an important role in the regulation of intimal hyperplasia. We investigated the vessel-protective effect of TM in the survival of fully major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-mismatched murine cardiac allograft transplantation. METHODS: CBA recipients transplanted with a C57BL/6 heart received intraperitoneal administration of normal saline or 0...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783947/preexcitation-syndrome-experimental-study-on-the-electrocardiogram-of-antegradely-conducting-accessory-pathway
#9
Zhaolong Xu, Renguang Liu, Qinghua Chang, Changjun Li
BACKGROUND: Preexcitation syndrome is characterized by a dominant delta wave on the baseline electrocardiogram (ECG), resulting from the change in QRS initial vector by the accessory pathway (AP). This study is to explore the effect of ventricular preexcitation on the QRS initial, maximal and terminal vector in an experimental rabbit with preexcitation syndrome induced by programmed electrical stimulation. METHODS: Rabbits (n = 10) were randomized for the experimental model of ventricular preexcitation...
May 21, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782639/sudden-cardiac-death-in-athletes-and-the-value-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
#10
REVIEW
Sophie I Mavrogeni, Flora Bacopoulou, Despoina Apostolaki, George P Chrousos
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the non-traumatic death, due to loss of heart function that occurs suddenly and unexpectedly within 6 hours of a previously normal state of health. It is related to intense competitive sports promoting ventricular tachycardia (VT)/ventricular fibrillation (VF) in the presence of underlying abnormal substrate. A serial evaluation of cardiac physiologic changes taking place during training will allow the better understanding of athlete's heart and will facilitate its discrimination from other gray-zone cardiomyopathies...
May 21, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782307/cutaneous-manifestations-of-tuberous-sclerosis
#11
Mirjana Bakić, Marina Ratković, Branka Gledović, Balsa Vujović, Danilo Radunović, Vera Babić, Vladimir Prelević
Dear Editor, Tuberous sclerosis (TS) is an autosomal dominant multisystem disease, which occurs due to genetically determined hyperplasia of ectodermal and mesodermal cells. Clinical manifestations present on the skin and in the nervous system, kidneys, heart, and other organs. Recent studies estimate the incidence of TS at 1/6000 to 1/10,000 live births, and a prevalence in the general population of approximately 1 in 20,000 (1). There are two different genetic loci responsible for TS: 9q34 (TSC1-hamartin) and 16p13...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782250/-effect-of-right-ventricular-myocardial-contractility-on-the-response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
#12
D I Lebedev, S V Popov, A I Mishkina, M V Lebedeva
AIM: To determine the effect of right ventricular myocardial contractility on the response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 80 patients (49 men, mean age 54±10.5) diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy, complete left bundle branch block, and the QRS complex width 146 to 240 ms (183±32 ms). Heart failure was NYHA FC III, ejection fraction (EF) - 30.1±3.8 %, 6‑min walk test - 290.5±64.3 m, and end-diastolic volume (EDV) - 220...
2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781527/the-role-of-dichloroacetate-in-improving-acute-hypoxic-tolerance-and-cardiac-function-translation-to-failing-hearts
#13
Da Hye Kim, Shelly Chauhan
Cardiac metabolism depends on a high rate of ATP production to maintain its myocardial pump function. Under physiological conditions, more than 70% of ATP generated in the heart is derived from beta oxidation of fatty acids (FA) in the mitochondria. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
May 21, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781518/an-interesting-case-of-wide-qrs-tachycardia-with-right-bundle-branch-block-morphology-what-is-the-mechanism
#14
Krishna Kumar Mohanan Nair, Narayanan Namboodiri, Hiren Kevadiya, Ajitkumar Valaparambil
A 30 year old gentleman with no structural heart disease has been evaluated for paroxysmal palpitation with documented regular wide QRS tachycardia that has not responded to IV adenosine. Surface electrocardiogram has not shown any pre-excitation. He has been taken for an EP study after informed consent. Diagnostic catheters were placed at coronary sinus (CS), His bundle region and right ventricle (RV). During catheter manipulation a regular wide QRS tachycardia with right bundle branch block morphology (RBBB) with a tachycardia cycle length (TCL) of 400 ms and normal QRS axis similar to the clinical tachycardia got induced (Fig:1)...
May 21, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781516/cardiac-autonomic-modulation-and-long-term-use-of-amiodarone-in-patients-with-chronic-chagasic-cardiopathy
#15
Henriette Elana Fortes Silva, Renan Sandoval de Almeida, Danilo Batista Silveira, Maurício Llaguno, Luiz Antônio Pertili Rodrigues Resende, Valdo José Dias da Silva, Dalmo Correia
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic Chagas cardiopathy (CCC), which may be associated with cardiac arrhythmias, frequently use amiodarone, an anti-arrhythmic drug that, experimentally, appears to modulate the cardiac autonomic function. OBJECTIVE: The present cross-sectional observational study aimed to evaluate autonomic cardiac modulation in patients with CCC undergoing chronic amiodarone therapy. METHODS: Three groups were investigated: Group 1 included patients with CCC not treated with amiodarone (n = 27); Group 2 included patients with CCC with prolonged use (at least 6 months) of amiodarone (n = 16); and Group 3 including non-chagasic control patients (n = 23)...
May 21, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781188/a-novel-anti-malarial-drug-derivative-inhibits-cyclic-gmp-amp-synthase-in-trex1-deficient-mice
#16
Jie An, Joshua J Woodward, Weinan Lai, Mark Minie, Xizhang Sun, Lena Tanaka, Jessica M Snyder, Tomikazu Sasaki, Keith B Elkon
OBJECTIVE: Type I interferon (IFN-I) is strongly implicated in the pathogenesis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) as well as rare monogenic 'interferonopathies' such as Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome (AGS) caused by mutations in the DNA exonuclease, TREX1. The DNA-activated IFN-I pathway, cyclic GMP-AMP (cGAMP) synthase (cGAS), is linked to subsets of AGS and lupus. We identified inhibitors of DNA-cGAS interaction and tested lead candidate, X6, in a mouse model of AGS. METHODS: Trex1-/- mice were treated orally from birth with either X6 or HCQ for 8 weeks...
May 21, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781109/rate-pressure-product-and-the-components-of-heart-rate-and-systolic-blood-pressure-in-hospitalized-heart-failure-patients-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-insights-from-ascend-hf
#17
Amanda K Verma, Jie-Lena Sun, Adrian Hernandez, John R Teerlink, Phillip J Schulte, Justin Ezekowitz, Adriaan Voors, Randall Starling, Paul Armstrong, Christopher M O'Conner, Robert J Mentz
BACKGROUND: Heart rate (HR) and systolic blood pressure (SBP) are prognostic markers in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Their combination in rate-pressure product (RPP) as well as their role in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) remains unclear. METHODS: We performed an analysis of ASCEND-HF (clinicaltrials.gov; NCT00476852), which studied 7141 patients with acute HF. HFpEF was defined as left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≥40%...
May 20, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780757/huge-candida-albicans-normal-native-tricuspid-valve-endocarditis
#18
Massimiliano Guerriero, Francesco Colasurdo, Anna Maria Pollio
Fungal endocarditis has become an important infection associated with medical progress and the modern lifestyle. In particular, Candida spp. is a rare but important cause of infective endocarditis. We report the case of a 28-year-old woman-quadriplegic and bedridden from birth-who died after repeated episodes of pneumonia treated with different regimens of intravenous antibiotics. A medico legal autopsy was performed, which diagnosed severe Candida native valve infective endocarditis (CIE). This case report illustrates the prolonged use of antibiotic treatment as a possible risk factor for the development of CIE...
April 2018: Autopsy & Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780574/synchronous-nephrectomy-and-cavoatrial-tumor-thrombectomy-under-normothermic-extracorporeal-circulation-and-beating-heart
#19
Eleftheria Mavrigiannaki, Ioannis Fesatidis, Evgenia Kalogridaki, Ioannis-Petros Katralis, Dimitrios Filippou, Panagiotis Skandalakis, Dionisios Vrochides
Formation of tumor thrombus is an occasional manifestation of renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Intravascular invasion of the renal vein and thereafter the inferior vena cava (IVC) might in very rare cases extend into the cardiac chambers. The subtle course and symptoms of such cases alongside with the engagement of vital anatomical structures marks them as a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Aggressive surgical intervention has proven to be critical for survival rates in such cases; however total synchronous resection remains a challenge for the surgical team and a debate for the medical community...
May 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780241/patient-and-physician-preferences-for-attributes-of-coronary-revascularization
#20
Carlos Alberto da Silva Magliano, Andrea Liborio Monteiro, Bernardo Rangel Tura, Claudia Silvia Rocha Oliveira, Amanda Rebeca de Oliveira Rebelo, Claudia Cristina de Aguiar Pereira
Background: Patients with a diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) may face important decisions regarding treatment options, with the "right choice" depending on the relative weights of risks and benefits. Studies performed as discrete choice experiments are used to estimate these weights, and attribute selection is an essential step in the design of these studies. Attributes not included in the design cannot be analyzed. In this study, we aimed to elicit, rank, and rate attributes that may be considered important to patients and physicians who must choose between angioplasty and surgery for coronary revascularization...
2018: Patient Preference and Adherence
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