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Myocardial edema

S Arques
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. Conceptually, endothelial dysfunction, inflammatory status and oxidative stress are at the forefront in the onset and development of most cardiovascular diseases, particularly coronary artery disease and heart failure. Serum albumin, the most abundant plasma protein, has many physiological properties, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiplatelet aggregation activity. It also plays an essential role in the fluid exchange across the capillary membrane...
March 12, 2018: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
Philippa R P Krahn, Sheldon M Singh, Venkat Ramanan, Labonny Biswas, Nicolas Yak, Kevan J T Anderson, Jennifer Barry, Mihaela Pop, Graham A Wright
BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency (RF) ablation has become a mainstay of treatment for ventricular tachycardia, yet adequate lesion formation remains challenging. This study aims to comprehensively describe the composition and evolution of acute left ventricular (LV) lesions using native-contrast cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) during CMR-guided ablation procedures. METHODS: RF ablation was performed using an actively-tracked CMR-enabled catheter guided into the LV of 12 healthy swine to create 14 RF ablation lesions...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Tarek Zghaib, Ashkan A Malayeri, Esra G Ipek, Mohammadali Habibi, Dong Huang, Muhammad A Balouch, David A Bluemke, Hugh Calkins, Saman Nazarian, Stefan L Zimmerman
BACKGROUND: Ablation-induced left atrial (LA) edema may result in procedural failure due to reversible pulmonary vein (PV) isolation. Conventional T2-weighted magnetic resonance edema imaging is limited by low spatial resolution. OBJECTIVE: In this pilot study, our goal was to 1) optimize and validate a 3D-SPACE sequence for quantification of T2-signal in the LA and 2) apply in recently ablated patients, comparing myocardial edema on T2-SPACE to tissue damage on late gadolinium-enhancement (LGE) imaging...
March 9, 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
Rolf Symons, Piet Claus, Alberto Marchi, Tom Dresselaers, Jan Bogaert
BACKGROUND: Recent experimental studies have shown a dynamic time course of myocardial edema with an initial wave of edematous reaction within hours after reperfusion which almost resolved at 24 h. However, this dynamic pattern appears to be absent in clinical cohort studies. Thus far, no studies have combined a quantitative and qualitative assessment of acute myocardial injury in a large clinical cohort to explain these divergent findings. METHODS: A cohort of 225 patients (59 ± 11 years, 83% men) with successfully reperfused STEMI within 12 h of symptom onset were included...
February 25, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Baohui Lou, Yadong Cui, Haiyang Gao, Min Chen
In this meta-analysis, we assessed cardiac magnetic resonance imaging data to determine the effects of local and remote ischemic postconditioning (LPoC and RPoC, respectively) on structural pathology in ST-segmentel elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI). We searched the Pubmed, Embase and Cochrane Library databases up to May 2017 and included 12 randomized controlled trials (10 LPoC and 2 RPoC)containing 1069 study subjects with thrombolysis in myocardial infarction flow grade 0~1. Weighed mean difference (WMD), standardized mean difference (SMD), and odds ratio (OR) were used for the pooled analysis...
January 30, 2018: Oncotarget
Alessandro Mandurino-Mirizzi, Gabriele Crimi, Claudia Raineri, Silvia Pica, Marta Ruffinazzi, Umberto Gianni, Alessandra Repetto, Marco Ferlini, Barbara Marinoni, Sergio Leonardi, Stefano De Servi, Luigi Oltrona Visconti, Gaetano M De Ferrari, Maurizio Ferrario
AIMS: Elevated serum uric acid (eSUA) was associated with unfavorable outcome in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, the effect of eSUA on myocardial reperfusion injury and infarct size has been poorly investigated. Our aim was to correlate eSUA with infarct size, infarct size shrinkage, myocardial reperfusion grade and long-term mortality in STEMI patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS: We performed a post-hoc patients-level analysis of two randomized controlled trials, testing strategies for myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury protection...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Rosanna Di Paola, Roberta Fusco, Enrico Gugliandolo, Ramona D'Amico, Michela Campolo, Saverio Latteri, Arianna Carughi, Giuseppina Mandalari, Salvatore Cuzzocrea
Diabetes mellitus is an important risk factor for the development of heart pathology. Myocardial infarction is the cause of death occurring after prolonged ischemia of the coronary arteries. Restoration of blood flow is the first intervention against heart attack, although the process of restoring blood flow to the ischemic myocardium could cause additional injury. This phenomenon, termed myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (MI-R) injury, is characterized by the formation of oxygen radicals. Pistachios have significant glucose- and insulin-lowering effects and can improve the inflammatory contest by downregulating both the expression and the circulating levels of several metabolic risk markers...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
E d'Ersu, C Ribi, P Monney, G Vincenti, J Schwitter, S Rotman, R Hullin, J Regamey
This report summarises three cases of Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) illustrating the diagnostic challenges associated with the cardiac manifestation of this disease. Here, we illustrate the role of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) for diagnosis and follow-up of CSS with a focus on new non-contrast T2 -weighted imaging sequences for quantification of myocardial scar tissue and quantitative T2 mapping techniques, which allow the detection of myocardial edema.
February 3, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Andrea Cardona, Karolina M Zareba, Haikady N Nagaraja, Stephen F Schaal, Orlando P Simonetti, Giuseppe Ambrosio, Subha V Raman
BACKGROUND: T-wave abnormalities are common during the acute phase of non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes, but mechanisms underlying their occurrence are unclear. We hypothesized that T-wave abnormalities in the presentation of non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes correspond to the presence of myocardial edema. METHODS AND RESULTS: Secondary analysis of a previously enrolled prospective cohort of patients presenting with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes was conducted...
January 26, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
Ana Leonor Abrahão Nencioni, Emidio Beraldo Neto, Lucas Alves de Freitas, Valquiria Abrão Coronado Dorce
In Brazil, the scorpion species responsible for most severe incidents belong to the Tityus genus and, among this group, T. serrulatus, T. bahiensis, T. stigmurus and T. obscurus are the most dangerous ones. Other species such as T. metuendus, T. silvestres, T. brazilae, T. confluens, T. costatus, T. fasciolatus and T. neglectus are also found in the country, but the incidence and severity of accidents caused by them are lower. The main effects caused by scorpion venoms - such as myocardial damage, cardiac arrhythmias, pulmonary edema and shock - are mainly due to the release of mediators from the autonomic nervous system...
2018: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases
Stephanie Wu, Anna Sarcon, Khuyen Do, Jerold Shinbane, Rahul Doshi, Helga Van Herle
We present a case of a 48-year-old female who developed myocarditis and near fatal arrhythmias during high dose Il-2 therapy for metastatic renal cancer. On day 5 of therapy, the patient developed sudden onset chest pain, elevated cardiac enzymes and ST segment changes on EKG. Coronary angiogram was normal, however echocardiogram showed reduced ejection fraction and hemodynamic measurements showed elevated bilateral elevated filling pressures. The patient then developed episodes of recurrent ventricular arrhythmia, precipitated by bradycardia and PVC, requiring defibrillation and temporary pacemaker placement...
January 2018: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
Cheng-Fu Tan, Chao Wang, Lin Du, Wei-Wei Liu, Jin Song, Guo Feng, Jie Yan, Jing-Jing Yang, Ya-Ni Tang, Mei-Lin Chen, Jiao-Lan Li
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) and moxibustion (Moxi) pretreatment on myocardial pathological and structural changes and expression of autophagy related protein LC 3 Ⅰ/Ⅱ and Beclin 1 in rats with myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury (MI/RI), so as to explore their mechanisms underlying improving MI/RI. METHODS: Forty SD rats were randomly divided into sham operation, model, ischemic preconditioning (IP), EA and Moxi groups (n=8 in each group)...
January 25, 2018: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Giancarlo Marenzi, Nicola Cosentino, Valentina Milazzo, Monica De Metrio, Milena Cecere, Susanna Mosca, Mara Rubino, Jeness Campodonico, Marco Moltrasio, Ivana Marana, Marco Grazi, Gianfranco Lauri, Alice Bonomi, Fabrizio Veglia, Roberto Manfrini, Antonio L Bartorelli
OBJECTIVE: Acute hyperglycemia is a powerful predictor of poor prognosis in acute myocardial infarction (AMI), particularly in patients without diabetes. This emphasizes the importance of an acute glycemic rise rather than glycemia level at admission alone. We investigated in AMI whether the combined evaluation of acute and chronic glycemic levels, as compared with admission glycemia alone, may have a better prognostic value. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We prospectively measured admission glycemia and estimated average chronic glucose levels (mg/dL) by the following formula: [(28...
January 30, 2018: Diabetes Care
Jaskiran K Sandha, Christopher W White, Alison Müller, Emma Avery, James Thliveris, Ian M C Dixon, Rakesh C Arora, Ganghong Tian, Larry V Hryshko, Jayan Nagendran, Darren H Freed
BACKGROUND: Normothermic ex vivo heart perfusion (EVHP) has been shown to improve the preservation of hearts donated after circulatory arrest and facilitate clinical successful transplantation. Steroids are added to the perfusate solution in current clinical EVHP protocols; however, the impact of this approach on donor heart preservation has not been previously investigated. We sought to determine the impact of steroids on the inflammatory response and development of myocardial edema during EVHP...
January 27, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Catherine Peterson, Clay Elswick, Vicki Diaz, R Shane Tubbs, Marc Moisi
Air embolism developing from an atrial-esophageal fistula that was created as a complication from an atrial ablation procedure is a rare, yet usually fatal diagnosis. Neurologic manifestations such as meningitis, altered mental status, seizures, strokes, transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), psychiatric changes, and coma can ensue. Imaging of the brain might reveal infarcts, cerebral edema, as well as signs of pneumocephalus. This case describes a 42-year-old male with recent cardiac ablation procedure at an outside hospital for refractory atrial fibrillation (A-fib) who presented with altered mental status, dyspnea and diaphoresis...
November 15, 2017: Curēus
Amit Prasad, Ali Ghodsizad, Christoph Brehm, Mark Kozak, Michael Körner, Aly El Banayosy, Kai Singbartl
Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) provides mechanical circulatory support for patients with advanced cardiogenic shock, facilitating myocardial recovery and limiting multi-organ failure. In patients with severely limited left ventricular ejection, peripheral VA-ECMO can further increase left ventricular and left atrial pressures (LAP). Failure to decompress the left heart under these circumstances can result in pulmonary edema and upper body hypoxemia, that is, myocardial and cerebral ischemia...
January 18, 2018: Artificial Organs
H Liu, Q Wu, H W Tan, J Pang
Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy and safety of coil embolization of septal branch in the treatment of obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HOCM). Methods: Eighteen patients with HOCM hospitalized in our department from September 2014 to October 2016 were enrolled in this study. There were 12 males and 6 females in this cohort and the age of patients ranged from 22 to 64 years old. Left ventricular outflow tract gradient (LVOTG) was derived from echocardiographic apical five-chamber view at pre-operation and at 48 hours and 6 months post operation...
December 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
Hua Bai, Sheng-Feng Lu, Wan-Ying Chen, Ze-Hao Zhong, Yi-Huang Gu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of moxibustion (Moxi) preconditioning with seed-sized moxa cones on myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury (MI/RI) at different stages, and to analyze the correlation between this effect and the expression of autophagy related protein Beclin 1. METHODS: This study contains two parts: 1) changes of myocardial pathological injury and percentages of myocardial infarcted area at different time-points after modeling and Moxi intervention, and 2) effect of Moxi on contents of serum cardiac troponin T(cTnT) and expression of myocardial Bcl-2, Bax and Beclin 1 proteins...
December 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Kjell Handeland, Turid Vikøren, Terje D Josefsen, Knut Madslien, Belinda Valdecanas, Silvio Uhlig
Wild ruminants, including deer species (cervids) have incorrectly been regarded as refractory to yew (Taxus) intoxication. This assumption has been based upon anecdotal observations of individual deer browsing on yew over time without apparent adverse effect. A single case of yew intoxication was reported in a free-ranging Norwegian moose (Alces alces) in 2008. The current report describes five additional cases of yew toxicosis in moose, seven in roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) and two in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus), all in Norway...
2017: PloS One
Dong Hyun Chun, Do Young Kim, Sun Kyu Choi, Dong Ah Shin, Yoon Ha, Keung Nyun Kim, Do Heum Yoon, Seong Yi
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case control study OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of using Estimation of Physiological Ability and Surgical Stress (E-PASS) and Physiological and Operative Severity Score for the enumeration of Mortality and Morbidity (POSSUM) systems in patients undergoing spinal surgical procedures. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Degenerative spine disease has increased in incidence in aging societies, as has the number of older adult patients undergoing spinal surgery...
December 22, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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