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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527645/energy-drinks-and-atrial-fibrillation-in-young-adults
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Anna Vittoria Mattioli, Sonia Pennella, Alberto Farinetti, Antonio Manenti
The present paper evaluates the association between Energy Drinks (EDs) and occurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in young people. Data from three clinical cases of AF after EDs consumption are reported. All patients presented with palpitations, nausea and anxiety. ECG showed AF with high ventricular response (135-170 bpm range frequency). Anamnestic record reported a high consumption of EDs during the previous 8 h from the onset of AF. In one case ED was associated with a moderate quantity of alcohol. Patients were successfully cardioverted both spontaneously and after pharmacological treatment...
May 6, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515824/cardiogenic-shock-acute-severe-mitral-regurgitation-and-complete-heart-block-after-cavo-tricuspid-isthmus-atrial-flutter-ablation
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Thein Tun Aung, Edward Samuel Roberto, Kevin D Kravitz
Radiofrequency (RF) ablation is the first-line management of cavo-tricuspid isthmus dependent atrial flutter. It has been performed with 95% success rate. Adverse events are very rare. We report the first case of acute severe mitral regurgitation (MR) and complete heart block developed after successful atrial flutter ablation. A 62-year-old female with mild MR presented with palpitations. Surface electrocardiogram was suggestive of isthmus dependent atrial flutter. A duodecapolar mapping catheter showed an atrial flutter with cycle length of 280 ms...
April 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512751/giant-torturous-left-circumflex-artery-draining-to-the-right-atrium
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Lenka Eremiasova, Petr Kuchynka, Lukas Lambert, Tomas Palecek
Coronary artery anomalies represent a diverse group of congenital disorders characterized by abnormalities of coronary arteries anatomy. We describe an extremely rare case of giant torturous left circumflex artery draining to the right atrium manifesting by palpitations and atrial fibrillation.
May 16, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511373/prevalence-of-nutritional-deficiency-anaemia-and-its-impact-on-scholastic-performance-among-undergraduate-medical-students
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Ningappa Asha Rani, Rajeshwari Arasegowda, Pramit Mukherjee, Shilpashree Yeliyur Dhananjay
INTRODUCTION: Nutritional deficiency anaemia can lead to development of headache, fatigue, lethargy, apathy, exertional dyspnoea, palpitations and tinnitus and thereby decrease the quality of everyday life to a great extent. Such symptoms may pose a hindrance for students in their academic life and have a negative impact on their career. AIM: To determine prevalence of nutritional deficiency anaemia and its correlation with academic performance among medical students...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506600/cardiac-hemangioma-caused-ventricular-arrhythmia-a-rare-case-and-literature-review
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Yanqiu Wang, Shuang Liu, Jun Yang, Tianxiang Gu, Limin Zhang
Cardiac hemangioma is a rare primary cardiac tumor. We reported the case of patient with left ventricular hemangioma who was referred to our hospital complaining of palpitation for one week. 24 h Holter revealed high episode of ventricular arrhythmia. Echocardiography showed a mass at left ventricle, which was also confirmed by MRI. The mass was successfully resected and postoperative pathology confirmed cardiac capillary hemangioma. The patient recovered well with no cardiac arrhythmia after surgery over 12 months of follow-up...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500262/recurrent-syncope-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-hidden-cause-in-abdomen
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Tanvi Dev, Neetu Bhari, Priyanka Naranje, Gomathy Sethuraman
Systemic inflammatory rheumatic diseases have shown an increase in frequency of internal malignancies, predominantly lymphoproliferative disorders. Occurrence of solid organ tumours is exceedingly rare. It is even rarer for it to manifest as recurrent syncope. We report a 55-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus, who later developed episodes of syncope and dizziness along with diaphoresis and palpitations. She also had associated abdominal pain and vomiting. Imaging revealed a gall bladder (GB) mass with hepatic extension, which was histologically consistent with adenocarcinoma of the GB...
May 12, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492156/electrical-storm-or-naxos-syndrome-in-an-adult-causing-recurrent-syncope
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Muhammad Furrakh Maqbool, Muhammad Sajid, Ahmed Noeman
Among the rare and well-known causes of sudden cardiac death by malignant arrthymias is a condition called arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. It commonly presents with right ventricular dilatation, dysfunction and ventricular tachycardia of left bundle branch morphology due to fibro-fatty infiltration of right ventricle in second to fifth decade of life, making it an unrecognized and important cause of sudden cardiac death. Two rare variants of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy are Carvajal syndrome and Naxos syndrome...
April 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490326/the-clinical-epidemiology-of-fatigue-in-newly-diagnosed-heart-failure
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Brent A Williams
BACKGROUND: Fatigue is a common and distressing but poorly understood symptom among patients with heart failure (HF). This study sought to evaluate the prevalence, predictors, and prognostic value of clinically documented fatigue in newly diagnosed HF patients from the community. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study consisted of 12,285 newly diagnosed HF patients receiving health care services through the Geisinger Health System, with passive data collection through electronic medical records (EMR)...
May 11, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489765/anesthetic-management-of-cesarean-delivery-in-parturients-with-ruptured-sinus-of-valsalva-aneurysm-care-compliant-2-case-reports-and-literature-review
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Gang Fang, Man Li, Jian Li, Li Lin, Wei Mei
RATIONALE: Ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is rare and dangerous in parturients. Few cases of ruptured SVA in pregnancy are reported, and the anesthetic management for cesarean delivery has scarcely been described. PATIENT CONCERNS: A parturient at 37-week gestation complained of a sore throat and cough that started 3 days before admission, followed 1 day later by fever, dizziness, breathlessness, and palpitation on exertion. Case two at 36-week gestation complained of a 1-day history of bloating in the lower abdomen...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486271/withdrawal-of-antihypertensive-medication-a-systematic-review
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Veronika van der Wardt, Jennifer K Harrison, Tomas Welsh, Simon Conroy, John Gladman
: Although antihypertensive medication is usually continued indefinitely, observations during wash-out phases in hypertension trials have shown that withdrawal of antihypertensive medication might be well tolerated to do in a considerable proportion of people. A systematic review was completed to determine the proportion of people remaining normotensive for 6 months or longer after cessation of antihypertensive therapy and to investigate the safety of withdrawal. The mean proportion adjusted for sample size of people remaining below each study's threshold for hypertension treatment was 0...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480089/atraumatic-acromioclavicular-dislocation-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Nasrat Sadeghi, Pieter Stijn Haen, Ron Onstenk
Acromioclavicular dislocation (AC dislocation) is a common injury of the shoulder. In contrast to a traumatic cause, nontraumatic dislocation is very rare. We report on a 17-year-old female that presented with voluntary recurrent dislocation of the right AC joint followed by recurrent pain without instability of the ipsilateral shoulder. Clinical examination showed crepitation as well as palpitation pain and dislocation of the AC joint. There were no symptoms of Marfan or Ehlers-Danlos syndrome as other joint examinations were also negative for hypermobility...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474541/the-effect-of-thyroid-related-symptoms-on-long-term-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma-a-population-based-study-in-sweden
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Christel Hedman, Therese Djärv, Peter Strang, Catharina Ihre Lundgren
BACKGROUND: Differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) has a good prognosis but a remaining risk of recurrence, and life-long follow-up as well as medication with levothyroxine may be necessary. The aim of this study was to clarify how thyroid-related symptoms affect health-related quality of life (HRQoL) 14-17 years after diagnosis, in Swedish DTC patients. METHODS: From the all-encompassing population-based Swedish Cancer Registry, 353 patients diagnosed with DTC during 1995-1998 were identified and invited to answer a study-specific questionnaire and the HRQoL questionnaire SF-36, 14-17 years after their diagnosis...
May 5, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473422/cardioversion-of-a-supraventricular-tachycardia-svt-in-a-7-year-old-using-a-postural-modification-of-the-valsalva-manoeuvre
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Edward John Morley-Smith, James Gagg, Andrew Appelboam
A boy aged 7 years presented with his parents to the emergency department (ED). He had a known diagnosis of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) and was under the care of paediatricians. He had been suffering episodes of palpitations and chest pain for over a year and had been prescribed atenolol 25 mg ON, though the side effects meant he had not taken it for a month prior to presentation. He had 2 previous confirmed episodes of SVT, one that reverted with Valsalva manoeuvres, and the other with intravenous adenosine...
May 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471119/recurrence-of-non-cardiogenic-pulmonary-edema-and-sustained-hypotension-shock-in-cystic-pheochromocytoma
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Jin Dai, Shen-Jie Chen, Bing-Sheng Yang, Shu-Min Lü, Min Zhu, Yi-Fei Xu, Jie Chen, Hong-Wen Cai, Wei Mao
Pheochromocytoma is a rare neuroendocrine tumor which derives from chromaffin cells of the adrenal gland or relevant to sympathetic nerves and ganglia. The clinical features of pheochromocytoma are various. Paroxysmal episodes of serious hypertension, headache, palpitation, and diaphoresis are the typical manifestations (Bravo, 2004). Hypotension shock, pulmonary edema, and acute coronary syndrome induced by pheochromocytoma are uncommon (Malindretos et al., 2008; Batisse-Lignier et al., 2015). In this study, we present a rare case of cystic pheochromocytoma causing recurrent hypotension shock, non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema, and acute coronary syndrome, and the possible mechanisms are discussed...
May 2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469725/asthma-like-attacks-terminated-by-slow-pathway-ablation
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Selcuk Ozturk, Hasan Turhan, Ertan Yetkin
Asthma is a chronic airway disease in which the pathological mechanisms are reversible airway obstruction, bronchial hyper reactivity, and constriction of the lower airways. Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is a common arrhythmia which originates above the bundle of His and causing heart rates exceeding 150 beats/min. SVT patients present with palpitation, chest pain, chest discomfort, dyspnea, hyperventilation, and lightheadedness, occasionally. Besides, extraordinary presentations of SVT are available in literature...
April 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465973/aortic-stenosis-a-routine-diagnosis-with-a-rare-cause
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Afsoon Fazlinejad, Atooshe Rohani, Malihe Layeghian, Shahram Kargar, Mohammad Reza Arefifar
A 40-year-old male patient presented with dyspnea on exertion and palpitation from 2 months ago. Physical examination revealed normal vital sign and a systolic murmur grade 3/6 in aortic area. Echocardiography revealed unicuspid aortic valve with an eccentric orifice, calcification, and aortic valve area of 0.9 cm(2). This case report highlights the usefulness of three-dimensional echocardiography for the determination of number of aortic valve cusps, presence of raphe and morphology of valve.
July 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460772/profiling-cardiac-arrhythmia-and-heart-failure-patients-in-india-the-pan-arrhythmia-and-heart-failure-observational-study
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Amit Vora, Ajay Naik, Yash Lokhandwala, Arun Chopra, Jagmohan Varma, G S Wander, Aparna Jaswal, V Srikanthan, Balbir Singh, Dhiman Kahali, Anoop Gupta, R R Mantri, Anil Mishra, Ulhas Pandurangi, Debashis Ghosh, Jitendra Singh Makkar, Sujaayaa Sahu, Rajesh Radhakrishnan
BACKGROUND: The PANARrhythMia and Heart Failure Registry (PANARM HF) characterized demographic, clinical and interventional therapy indication profiles of cardiac arrhythmia (CA) and heart failure (HF) patients in India. METHODS: Consulting Physicians (CP) who medically manage CA and HF patients enrolled patients with one or more of the following: syncope, pre-syncope, dyspnea, palpitation, fatigue and LV dysfunction. The CPs were trained by interventional cardiologists (IC) to identify CA/HF patients indicated for implantable device/radiofrequency ablation (RFA)...
March 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455405/respiration-driven-excessive-sinus-tachycardia-treated-with-clonidine
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Matthew Emile Li Kam Wa, Patricia Taraborrelli, Sajad Hayat, Phang Boon Lim
A 26-year-old man presented to our syncope service with debilitating daily palpitations, shortness of breath, presyncope and syncope following a severe viral respiratory illness 4 years previously. Mobitz type II block had previously been identified, leading to a permanent pacemaker and no further episodes of frank syncope. Transthoracic echocardiography, electophysiological study and repeated urine metanepherines were normal. His palpitations and presyncope were reproducible on deep inspiration, coughing, isometric hand exercise and passive leg raises...
April 28, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449303/brief-intervention-physical-exercise-and-cognitive-behavioural-group-therapy-for-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-the-cins-trial
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A Harris, T F Moe, H R Eriksen, T Tangen, S A Lie, T H Tveito, S E Reme
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cognitive-behavioural treatments (CBT) and physical group exercise (PE) have both shown promising effects in reducing disability and increasing work participation among chronic low back pain (CLBP) patients. A brief cognitive intervention (BI) has previously been demonstrated to reduce work disability in CLBP. The aim of this study was to test if the effect of BI could be further increased by adding either group CBT or group PE. METHODS: A total of 214 patients, all sick listed 2-10 months due to CLBP, were randomized to BI (n = 99), BI + group CBT (n = 55) or BI + group PE (n = 60)...
April 27, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441549/plain-radiography-may-underestimate-the-burden-of-body-packer-ingestion-a-case-report
#20
Yonah B Esterson, Vihas Patel, Jeffrey Nicastro, Barak Friedman
Body packing refers to the intracorporeal concealment of illicit drugs. Here we report the case of a 55-year-old body packer who presented with palpitations, visual hallucinations, and a sense of impending death. Abdominal radiography demonstrated five ovoid foreign bodies overlying the rectum. At subsequent gastrotomy and cecotomy, thirty-eight cocaine-containing packets were retrieved from the stomach and ascending colon as well as from the rectum. As the contraband market evolves new techniques to evade detection, evaluation of the burden of body packer ingestion has become increasingly challenging...
April 20, 2017: Clinical Imaging
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