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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329274/trichinella-nativa-outbreak-with-rare-thrombotic-complications-associated-with-meat-from-a-black-bear-hunted-in-northern-ontario
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Daniel Dalcin, Dante S Zarlenga, Nicholas C Larter, Eric Hoberg, Daniel A Boucher, Samuel Merrifield, Rachel Lau, Filip Ralevski, Karamjit Cheema, Kevin L Schwartz, Andrea K Boggild
Background: Although trichinellosis is known to cause thrombotic disease, serious thrombotic events are rare and have not been previously associated with Trichinella nativa infection. Methods: Patient interviews and medical chart reviews were conducted on 10 men who became ill following consumption of a common source of black bear meat. Trichinella serology on patient sera as well as PCR and larval identification of the meat samples was conducted. Results: All 10 exposed individuals developed an acute illness clinically compatible with trichinellosis, characterized by fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, along with eosinophilia ranging from 0...
February 22, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302464/coronary-artery-perforation-complicated-by-recurrent-cardiac-tamponade-a-case-illustration-and-review
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Michael DePersis, Safi U Khan, Edo Kaluski, William Lombardi
Coronary artery perforation during percutaneous intervention is a rare but potentially life threatening complication. The treatment of coronary perforation can be challenging in view of potential life threatening consequences such as cardiac tamponade or myocardial infarction. Presented is a clinical course of a 69year-old female who developed cardiac tamponade as a result of presumed wire related perforation of the posterolateral branch of the right coronary artery. Her clinical course was further complicated by recurrent tamponade, atrial fibrillation, stress induced cardiomyopathy, heparin induced thrombocytopenia and cardiogenic pulmonary edema...
March 7, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255796/acute-myocardial-infarction-in-a%C3%A2-patient-suffering-from-penicillin-induced-laryngeal-edema-kounis-syndrome-aggravated-by-adrenaline
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Mahmut Yesin, Macit Kalçık, Mustafa Ozan Gürsoy, Süleyman Karakoyun, Metin Çağdaş, Mehmet Özkan
Kounis syndrome or allergic angina is defined as the coincidental occurrence of chest pain and allergic reactions accompanied by clinical and laboratory findings of classical angina pectoris. It is triggered by the action of potent vasoactive and inflammatory mediators, which are released from the mast cells during the allergic reaction. Epinephrine is a life-saving medication in anaphylaxis; however, it can aggravate ischemia and induce coronary vasospasm and arrhythmias. Here, we present a patient with Kounis syndrome that was caused by intramuscular injection of procaine penicillin G, and in whom epinephrine administration for treatment of laryngeal edema had provoked severe myocardial ischemia...
March 2, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239740/papillary-muscle-rupture-after-myocardial-infarction-during-left-ventricular-assist-device-support
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Shingo Kunioka, Hiroto Kitahara, Hirotsugu Kanda, Tomohiro Takeda, Yuri Yoshida, Natsuya Ishikawa, Hiroyuki Kamiya
We report a rare case of papillary muscle rupture due to myocardial infarction during left ventricular assist device support. A 69-year-old woman with cardiogenic shock due to acute myocardial infarction requiring venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support was transferred for further surgical intervention. Six days after the event, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was decannulated, and an extracorporeal left ventricular assist device was implanted. On postoperative day 11, she suffered from sudden onset hypoxia due to pulmonary edema...
February 26, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210569/infant-acute-myocarditis-mimicking-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Maher Jedidi, Samia Tilouche, Tasnim Masmoudi, Maha Sahnoun, Youssef Chkirbène, Sarra Mestiri, Lamia Boughamoura, Mohamed Ben Dhiab, Mohamed Kamel Souguir
Myocarditis is an inflammatory disease of the myocardium with heterogeneous clinical manifestations and progression. In clinical practice, although there are many methods of diagnosis of acute myocarditis, the diagnosis remains an embarrassing dilemma for clinicians. The authors report the case of 9-month-old infant who was brought to the Pediatric Emergency Department with sudden onset dyspnea. Examination disclosed heart failure and resuscitation was undertaken. The electrocardiogram showed an ST segment elevation in the anterolateral leads with a mirror image...
October 2016: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185610/hydrogen-sulfide-reduces-recruitment-of-cd11b-gr-1-cells-in-mice-with-myocardial-infarction
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Ting Wu, Hua Li, Bing Wu, Lei Zhang, San-Wu Wu, Jia-Ning Wang, You-En Zhang
The present study aimed to elucidate the mechanisms by which hydrogen sulfide (H<sub>2</sub>S) attenuates left ventricular remodeling after MI. Myocardial infarction was created in mice by left coronary artery ligation. One group of mice received injections of the H<sub>2</sub>S donor sodium hydrosulfide (NaSH) immediately before and one hour after ligation, while the control group received saline alone. During both the subacute and chronic stages (1 and 4 weeks post-infarction, respectively), NaHS-treated mice demonstrated attenuation of cardiac dilation in the infarcted myocardium...
February 9, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179611/asymptomatic-cocaine-abuse%C3%A3-myocardial-tissue-characterization-using-cardiac-biomarkers-and-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Ulf K Radunski, Ulrike Fuger, Sebastian Bohnen, Gunnar K Lund, Christian Stehning, Tanja Zeller, Enver Tahir, Maxim Avanesov, Gerhard Adam, Stefan Blankenberg, Jens Reimer, Kai Muellerleile
BACKGROUND: Use of cocaine is widespread and associated with several cardiovascular diseases. Recent CMR studies indicate frequent myocardial scar/fibrosis in asymptomatic cocaine abusers (CA).Methods and Results:This study used a combination of advanced CMR tissue characterization techniques, including late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) for focal, and extracellular volume (ECV) imaging for diffuse myocardial injury/fibrosis, with circulating biomarkers for a comprehensive characterization of myocardial injury...
February 7, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144400/cutting-edge-clinical-applications-in-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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EDITORIAL
Carlo N De Cecco, Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Akos Varga-Szemes, U Joseph Schoepf
Today, the use of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is widespread in clinical practice. The increased need to evaluate of subtle myocardial changes, coronary artery anatomy, and hemodynamic assessment has prompted the development of novel CMR techniques including T1 and T2 mapping, non-contrast angiography and four dimensional (4D) flow. T1 mapping is suitable for diagnosing pathologies affecting extracellular volume such as myocarditis, diffuse myocardial fibrosis and amyloidosis, and is a promising diagnostic tool for patients with iron overload and Fabry disease...
January 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109806/momordica-charantia-polysaccharides-ameliorate-oxidative-stress-hyperlipidemia-inflammation-and-apoptosis-during-myocardial-infarction-by-inhibiting-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
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Mohammad Raish
The polysaccharide extract of Momordica charantia has various biological activities; however, its effect on endothelial dysfunction in myocardial infarction remains unclear. To elucidate this, myocardial infarction was induced in rats using isoproterenol (ISP). Pretreatment with M. charantia polysaccharides (MCP; 150 or 300mg/kg) for 25days significantly inhibited increases in heart weight, the heart-weight-to-body-weight ratio, and infarction size, and ameliorated the increased serum levels of aspartate transaminase, creatine kinase, lactate dehydrogenase, total cholesterol, triglycerides, very-low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol...
April 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091836/assessment-of-edema-using-stir-via-3d-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-patients-with-suspected-myocarditis
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Michael Jeserich, Bela Merkely, Pascal Schlosser, Simone Kimmel, Gabor Pavlik, Stephan Achenbach
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate three-dimensional T2-weighted fast spin echo triple inversion recovery sequences (STIR+) for the diagnosis of myocardial edema in patients with suspected early myocarditis after respiratory or gastrointestinal tract viral infection and at follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively examined 28 patients with suspected myocarditis and 37 controls matched for gender and age. An ECG-triggered STIR+ was used to cover the entire left ventricle in short-axis images with 10-mm slice thickness and no interslice gap...
January 16, 2017: Magma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088475/role-of-some-vasoactive-mediators-in-scorpion-envenomed-children-possible-relation-to-envenoming-outcome
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Sahar E M El-DeeK, Ayat A Sayed, Ahmed Y Nassar, Zeynab M Mohey-Eldeen, Hussein M Eldeeb, Abdel-Raheim M A Meki
Scorpion envenomation causes an autonomic storm resulting in changes in the vasoactive mediators' levels which lead to myocardial damage, cardiovascular disturbances, peripheral circulatory failure, pulmonary edema, multi-system-organ-failure and death. The study aimed to determine the circulating levels of adrenaline, noradrenaline, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), Angiotensin II (Ang II), kallikrein enzyme, nitric oxide (NO), aldosterone, and electrolytes Na(+), K(+) and Ca(+2) in scorpion envenomed children and to evaluate the potential relation between these vasoactive mediators, the severity of scorpion envenoming and the clinical outcome of envenomed children...
March 1, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087126/cardiac-lymphatics-a-new-avenue-for-therapeutics
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REVIEW
Taina Vuorio, Annakaisa Tirronen, Seppo Ylä-Herttuala
Recent progress in lymphatic vessel biology and in novel imaging techniques has established the importance of the lymphatic vasculature as part of the cardiovascular system. The lymphatic vessel network regulates many physiological processes important for heart function such as fluid balance, transport of extravasated proteins, and trafficking of immune cells. Therefore, lymphangiogenic therapy could be beneficial in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, for example by improving reverse cholesterol transport (RCT) from atherosclerotic lesions or by resolving edema and fibrosis after myocardial infarction...
January 10, 2017: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: TEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076830/rosuvastatin-improves-myocardial-and-neurological-outcomes-after-asphyxial-cardiac-arrest-and-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-rats
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Yun Qiu, Yichen Wu, Min Meng, Man Luo, Hongmei Zhao, Hong Sun, Sumin Gao
Rosuvastatin, a potent HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, is cholesterol-lowering drugs and reduce the risk of myocardial infarction and stroke. This study is to explore whether rosuvastatin improves outcomes after cardiac arrest in rats. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to 8min of cardiac arrest (CA) by asphyxia and randomly assigned to three experimental groups immediately following successful resuscitation: Sham; Control; and Rosuvastatin. The survival, hemodynamics, myocardial function, neurological outcomes and apoptosis were assessed...
March 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072699/prevention-preferable-to-treatment-3-case-reports-of-patients-experiencing-right-sided-heart-failure-after-ebstein-anomaly-correction
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Ming Luo, Jing Lin, Zhen Qin, Lei Du
RATIONALE: Ebstein anomaly is a common congenital heart disease that may induce severe tricuspid regurgitation and dilation of the "atrialized" portion of the right ventricle. Patients who undergo surgery to correct Ebstein anomaly are at high risk of postoperative right-sided heart failure, yet little is known about what pre-, peri-, or postoperative procedures may help reduce this risk. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here, we describe 3 cases of adults with Ebstein anomaly who underwent corrective surgery and in whom right-sided heart failure occurred with severe tricuspid regurgitation detected by transesophageal echocardiography...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056927/kudiezi-injection-mitigates-myocardial-injury-induced-by-acute-cerebral-ischemia-in-rats
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Xuemei Liu, Ye Tao, Fengli Wang, Ting Yao, Chen Fu, Hong Zheng, Yan Yan, Xiao Liang, Xiangning Jiang, Yunling Zhang
BACKGROUND: Kudiezi (KDZ) injection is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine as treatment for cerebral infarction and angina pectoris. The present study investigated the therapeutic effects of KDZ injection on myocardial injury induced by acute cerebral ischemia and the possibly protective mechanisms. METHODS: Rats were divided into three groups: sham, 6h-ischemia, and KDZ treatment (KDZ). The neurological deficits were determined by the Garcia score. The cerebral infarct volume was measured by 2,3,5-triphenyltetrazolium chloride (TTC) staining, and brain water content was also evaluated...
January 5, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045409/turkish-registry-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-acute-heart-failure-taktik-study
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Mehmet Eren, Mehdi Zoghi, Mustafa Tuncer, Yüksel Çavuşoğlu, Recep Demirbağ, Mahmut Şahin, Osman Akın Serdar, Ersel Onrat, Haşim Mutlu, Dursun Dursunoğlu, Mehmet Birhan Yılmaz, Ahmet Temizhan
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to develop a national database of patients hospitalized in Turkey with acute heart failure (AHF) using evaluations of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. METHODS: Patient data were collected using an Internet-based survey. A total of 588 patients were enrolled from 36 participating medical centers across the country. RESULTS: Mean age was 62±13 years and 38% of the patients were female. Ratio of de novo AHF to study cohort was 24%...
December 2016: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040057/the-effects-of-mebudipine-on-myocardial-arrhythmia-induced-by-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-isolated-rat-heart
#17
R Ghiasi, M Mohammadi, M Majidinia, B Yousefi, A Ghiasi, R Badalzadeh
Reperfusion of the heart after an ischemic insult may lead to potentially lethal arrhythmias and cardimyocyte cell death via apoptosis and necrosis. In addition, previous studies showed that calcium channel blockers may have a protective role in the myocardium against arrhythmia and irreversible tissue injury. Therefore, this study was aimed to investigate the effects of mebudipine on myocardial arrhythmias and tissue injury induced by ischemia/reperfusion injury in isolated rat hearts. Male Wistar rats (250‑300g) were randomly divided to Sham group (without ischemia), control group (ischemia without drug), drug group (ischemia with mebudipine 0...
November 30, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011279/association-of-prophylactic-endotracheal-intubation-in-critically-ill-patients-with-upper-gi-bleeding-and-cardiopulmonary-unplanned-events
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Umar Hayat, Peter J Lee, Hamid Ullah, Shashank Sarvepalli, Rocio Lopez, John J Vargo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Prophylactic endotracheal intubation (PEI) is often advocated to mitigate the risk of cardiopulmonary adverse events in patients presenting with brisk upper GI bleeding (UGIB). However, the benefit of such a measure remains controversial. Our study aimed to compare the incidence of cardiopulmonary unplanned events between critically ill patients with brisk UGIB who underwent endotracheal intubation versus those who did not. METHODS: Patients aged 18 years or older who presented at Cleveland Clinic between 2011 and 2014 with hematemesis and/or patients with melena with consequential hypovolemic shock were included...
December 21, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003137/a-feasible-and-automatic-free-tool-for-t1-and-ecv-mapping
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Luisa Altabella, Cristian Borrazzo, Marco Carnì, Nicola Galea, Marco Francone, Andrea Fiorelli, Elisabetta Di Castro, Carlo Catalano, Iacopo Carbone
PURPOSE: Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is a useful non-invasive tool for characterizing tissues and detecting myocardial fibrosis and edema. Estimation of extracellular volume fraction (ECV) using T1 sequences is emerging as an accurate biomarker in cardiac diseases associated with diffuse fibrosis. In this study, automatic software for T1 and ECV map generation consisting of an executable file was developed and validated using phantom and human data. METHODS: T1 mapping was performed in phantoms and 30 subjects (22 patients and 8 healthy subjects) on a 1...
January 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988498/measuring-water-distribution-in-the-heart-preventing-edema-reduces-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Mireia Andrés-Villarreal, Ignasi Barba, Marcos Poncelas, Javier Inserte, José Rodriguez-Palomares, Victor Pineda, David Garcia-Dorado
BACKGROUND: Edema is present in many heart diseases, and differentiation between intracellular (ICW) and extracellular (ECW) myocardial water compartments would be clinically relevant. In this work we developed a magnetic resonance imaging-based method to differentiate ICW and ECW and applied it to analyze ischemia-reperfusion-induced edema. METHODS AND RESULTS: Isolated rat hearts were perfused with gadolinium chelates as a marker of extracellular space. Total water content was measured by desiccation...
December 17, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
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