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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031174/dynamic-right-ventricular-outflow-obstruction-a-rare-cause-of-hypotension-during-anestesia-induction
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Maria Enrica Antoniucci, Christian Colizzi, Gabriella Arlotta, Maria Calabrese, Michele Corrado, Sergio Guarneri, Lorenzo Martinelli, Andrea Scapigliati, Roberto Zamparelli, Franco Cavaliere
INTRODUCTION: Dynamic obstruction of right ventricle outflow tract (RVOTO) is a rare condition that may acutely cause severe heart failure. It has been reported in some hypertrophic cardiomyopathies, after lung transplantation, and in some cases of hemodynamic instability after cardiopulmonary bypass. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report the case of a 71-year-old man who developed severe hypotension during the induction of general anesthesia for surgical coronary revascularization...
October 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029058/inter-ethnic-differences-in-valve-morphology-valvular-dysfunction-and-aortopathy-between-asian-and-european-patients-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve
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William K F Kong, Madelien V Regeer, Kian K Poh, James W Yip, Philippe J van Rosendael, Tiong C Yeo, Edgar Tay, Vasileios Kamperidis, Enno T van der Velde, Bart Mertens, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax
Background: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has been shown safe and feasible in patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) morphology. Evaluation of inter-ethnic differences in valve morphology and function and aortic root dimensions in patients with BAV is important for the worldwide spread of this therapy in this subgroup of patients. Comparisons between large European and Asian cohorts of patients with BAV have not been performed, and potential differences between populations may have important implications for TAVR...
October 6, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026885/emergency-department-point-of-care-ultrasonography-improves-time-to-pericardiocentesis-for-clinically-significant-effusions
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Evan Avraham Alpert, Uri Amit, Larisa Guranda, Rafea Mahagna, Shamai A Grossman, Ariel Bentancur
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to determine the utility of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) to identify and guide treatment of tamponade or clinically significant pericardial effusions in the emergency department (ED). METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of non-trauma patients who were diagnosed with large pericardial effusions or tamponade by the ED physician using POCUS. The control group was composed of those patients later diagnosed on the medical wards or incidentally in the ED by other means such as a computed tomography...
September 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026622/lower-extremity-mycotic-aneurysm-in-a-patient-with-listeria-monocytogenes-associated-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis
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Elham Rahmati, P Jan Geiseler, Rosemary C She
Introduction.Listeria monocytogenes is a rare etiology of infectious endocarditis with only 30 cases of prosthetic valve and about twice as many native valve infections described in the literature. We describe an unusual presentation of an endovascular embolic phenomenon with associated lower extremity mycotic aneurysm due to Listeria monocytogenes prosthetic aortic valve and aortic endograft infection. Case presentation. This is a case of an elderly gentleman with prior history of bioprosthetic aortic valve placement and aortic arch repair who was admitted with several weeks of constitutional symptoms and left lower leg pain...
May 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025789/fgf23-and-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-children-with-ckd
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Mark M Mitsnefes, Aisha Betoko, Michael F Schneider, Isidro B Salusky, Myles Selig Wolf, Harald Jüppner, Bradley A Warady, Susan L Furth, Anthony A Portale
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: High plasma concentration of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) is a risk factor for left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in adults with CKD, and induces myocardial hypertrophy in experimental CKD. We hypothesized that high FGF23 levels associate with a higher prevalence of LVH in children with CKD. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We performed echocardiograms and measured plasma C-terminal FGF23 concentrations in 587 children with mild-to-moderate CKD enrolled in the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) study...
October 12, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024533/global-longitudinal-strain-corrected-by-rr-interval-is-a-superior-predictor-of-all-cause-mortality-in-patients-with-systolic-heart-failure-and-atrial-fibrillation
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Daniel Modin, Morten Sengeløv, Peter Godsk Jørgensen, Niels Eske Bruun, Flemming Javier Olsen, Maria Dons, Thomas Fritz Hansen, Jan Skov Jensen, Tor Biering-Sørensen
AIMS: Quantification of systolic function in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) is challenging. A novel approach, based on RR interval correction, to counteract the varying heart cycle lengths in AF has recently been proposed. Whether this method is superior in patients with systolic heart failure (HFrEF) with AF remains unknown. This study investigates the prognostic value of RR interval-corrected peak global longitudinal strain {GLSc = GLS/[RR^(1/2)]} in relation to all-cause mortality in HFrEF patients displaying AF during echocardiographic examination...
October 11, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022081/surgical-management-and-outcomes-of-12-cases-of-wilms-tumour-with-intracardiac-extension-from-a-single-centre
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Sharon G Cox, A Davidson, J Thomas, A Brooks, J Hewitson, A Numanoglu, A J W Millar
PURPOSE: To review demographics, effect of preoperative chemotherapy on tumour thrombus, imaging, operative strategy, and outcomes of 12 patients presenting with intracardiac extension of Wilms tumour thrombus. METHODS: A retrospective audit was undertaken on patients with intracardiac extension of Wilms tumour. Patients were identified from the oncology database and information obtained on clinical presentation, stage, preoperative treatment, surgical procedures and complications, histology, and survival status...
October 11, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021274/prevalence-and-outcomes-of-left-sided-valvular-heart-disease-associated-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Zainab Samad, Joseph A Sivak, Matthew Phelan, Phillip J Schulte, Uptal Patel, Eric J Velazquez
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an adverse prognostic marker for valve intervention patients; however, the prevalence and related outcomes of valvular heart disease in CKD patients is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Included patients underwent echocardiography (1999-2013), had serum creatinine values within 6 months before index echocardiogram, and had no history of valve surgery. CKD was defined as diagnosis based on the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision or an estimated glomerular filtration rate <60 mL/min per 1...
October 11, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020825/the-yield-of-the-prenatal-work-up-in-intrauterine-growth-restriction-and-the-spectrum-of-fetal-abnormalities-detected-postnatally
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Rivka Sukenik-Halevy, Adi Katz, Rivka Regev, Ofer Markovitch, Reuven Sharony, Yael Ganor Paz, Tal Biron-Shental
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the yield of work-up in intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) pregnancies and their outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective data regarding prenatal work-up (serology, genetic testing and imaging), and neonatal outcomes of 198 IUGR pregnancies (estimated fetal weight < 10th percentile) were analyzed. RESULTS: IUGR was isolated in 72. Work-up performed in 158 (80%) cases was positive in 4 (2.5%). No abnormalities were detected in prenatal genetic testing...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020369/giant-coronary-aneurysm-exposed-on-routine-echocardiogram
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Jo M Zelis, Froukje P J Andriessen, Ted W D Elenbaas, Kathinka H Peels
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018016/successful-treatment-of-community-acquired-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-purulent-myopericarditis
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Henry DeYoung, Adam Bloom, Sally Tamayo
A previously healthy 48-year-old active duty man, who had been treated for an elbow abscess 3 weeks earlier, presented to an emergency department in Bahrain with tachycardia, pericardial friction rub and jugular venous distention. Cardiac tamponade was confirmed on transthoracic echocardiogram and he was taken for emergent pericardiocentesis. Pericardial fluid cultures grew community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Despite ongoing treatment with intravenous vancomycin, he developed a recurrent fibrinous pericardial effusion and constrictive pericarditis requiring pericardiectomy...
October 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018013/stroke-resulting-from-an-isolated-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformation
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Jakob Saidman, Hossam Abdou, Sridhar Sampath Kumar
Isolated pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVM) are rare, but can be responsible for paradoxical embolic events. It is important to recognise these situations early and intervene quickly to attain the best outcome. We describe the case of a 45-year-old woman with a long-standing history of migraines with aura who presented to the emergency department with left-sided weakness and slurred speech. Work-up was unclear and she was diagnosed with cryptogenic stroke. Follow-up transoesophageal echocardiogram was suggestive of an atrial septal defect, though no clear defect was evident...
October 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017631/infants-born-with-critical-chd-in-arizona-and-capacities-of-birth-centres-for-screening-and-management
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Lydia Villa, Brent Bjornsen, Heather Giacone, Erica M Weidler, Ekta Bajaj, Andrew Muth, Melanie Kennedy, Timothy Flood, Dianna Contreras, Joseph Spadafino, Ashish Shah
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to identify locations of births in Arizona with critical CHD, as well as to assess the current use of pulse-oximetry screening and capacities of birth centres to manage a positive screen. Study design Infants (n=487) with a potentially critical CHD were identified from the Arizona Department of Health Services from 2012 and 2013; charts were retrospectively reviewed. Diagnosis was confirmed using echocardiographies. ArcGIS was used to generate maps to visualise the location of treating facility and mother's residence...
October 11, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017566/right-ventricular-functional-analysis-utilizing-first-pass-radionuclide-angiography-for-pre-operative-ventricular-assist-device-planning-a-multi-modality-comparison
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Ryan Avery, Kevin Day, Clinton Jokerst, Toshinobu Kazui, Elizabeth Krupinski, Zain Khalpey
BACKGROUND: Advanced heart failure treated with a left ventricular assist device is associated with a higher risk of right heart failure. Many advanced heart failures patients are treated with an ICD, a relative contraindication to MRI, prior to assist device placement. Given this limitation, left and right ventricular function for patients with an ICD is calculated using radionuclide angiography utilizing planar multigated acquisition (MUGA) and first pass radionuclide angiography (FPRNA), respectively...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017434/transesophageal-echocardiogram-guided-stent-placement-in-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-secondary-to-granulomatous-lung-disease-a-case-series-and-literature-review
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Kaiwen Sun, Rishi Batra, Nicholas W Markin, Melissa Suh, Iraklis I Pipinos, Ellen K Roberts, Jason N Mactaggart, B Timothy Baxter
Obstruction of the superior vena cava (SVC) is an uncommon, but potentially life-threatening condition due to likely development of edema in the head and neck and potential respiratory compromise. Less than half of those affected by SVC syndrome survive more than a year. Obstruction can be from neoplasms or secondary to benign disease. Treatment for most cases of symptomatic SVC syndrome involves placement of a stent to relieve the stenosis. Serious complications such as stent migration, pulmonary embolism, and cardiac tamponade can occur in 5% to 10% of cases, and inadequate imaging of the SVC-atrial junction by fluoroscopy contributes to these problems...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017174/cardiac-remodeling-induced-by-all-trans-retinoic-acid-is-detrimental-in-normal-rats
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Renata A C Silva, Andréa F Gonçalves, Priscila P Dos Santos, Bruna Rafacho, Renan F T Claro, Marcos F Minicucci, Paula S Azevedo, Bertha F Polegato, Silméia G Zanati, Ana Angélica Fernandes, Sergio A R Paiva, Leonardo A M Zornoff
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study aimed to discern whether the cardiac alterations caused by retinoic acid (RA) in normal adult rats are physiologic or pathologic. METHODS AND RESULTS: Wistar rats were assigned into four groups: control animals (C, n = 20) received a standard rat chow; animals fed a diet supplemented with 0.3 mg/kg/day all-trans-RA (AR1, n = 20); animals fed a diet supplemented with 5 mg/kg/day all-trans-RA (AR2, n = 20); and animals fed a diet supplemented with 10 mg/kg/day all-trans-RA (AR3, n = 20)...
October 11, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994195/appropriateness-diagnostic-value-and-outcomes-of-repeat-testing-following-index-echocardiography
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Alina Hua, Vincent McCaughan, Matthew Wright, Abbas Zaidi, Jessica Wright, Aishah Azam, Sujata Bhattacharyya, Lisanne Stock, Guy Lloyd, Sanjeev Bhattacharyya
AIMS: Emergency admission to hospital is associated with an economic burden and mortality. Echocardiography is often the first-line cardiovascular imaging investigation. Repeat testing is common; however, there are sparse data on the prevalence, appropriateness, or outcome of repeat testing. METHODS: We performed an electronic database search for patients with emergency admissions to our institution in February 2015. An electronic patient record review of inpatient echocardiograms was undertaken...
October 10, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993567/reference-intervals-and-allometric-scaling-of-two-dimensional-echocardiographic-measurements-in-150-healthy-cats
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Schober Karsten, Savino Stephanie, Yildiz Vedat
The objective of the study was to evaluate the effects of body weight (BW), breed, and sex on two-dimensional (2D) echocardiographic measures, reference ranges, and prediction intervals using allometrically-scaled data of left atrial (LA) and left ventricular (LV) size and LV wall thickness in healthy cats. Study type was retrospective, observational, and clinical cohort. 150 healthy cats were enrolled and 2D echocardiograms analyzed. LA diameter, LV wall thickness, and LV dimension were quantified using three different imaging views...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988424/maintenance-of-valvular-integrity-with-impella-left-heart-support-results-from-the-multicenter-protect-ii-randomized-study
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James A Goldstein, Simon R Dixon, Pamela S Douglas, E Magnus Ohman, Jeffrey Moses, Jeffrey J Popma, William W O'Neill
BACKGROUND: The Impella 2.5 axial flow pump, which is positioned across the aortic valve, is widely employed for hemodynamic support. The present study compared structural and functional integrity of the left heart valves in patients undergoing Impella vs intra-aortic balloon pump in the randomized PROTECT II trial. METHODS AND RESULTS: Transthoracic echocardiograms were performed at baseline, 1 and 3 months in 445 patients in the PROTECT II trial. Serial studies were analyzed by an independent echocardiography core laboratory for aortic and mitral valve structure and function, and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)...
October 8, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988309/durable-benefit-of-particle-occlusion-of-systemic-to-pulmonary-collaterals-in-select-patients-after-superior-cavopulmonary-connection
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Michael L O'Byrne, David N Schidlow
Systemic to pulmonary arterial collaterals (SPC) are commonly found in patients undergoing staged operative palliation for single ventricle heart disease. Occlusion of SPC as part of pre-Fontan catheterization has been shown to improve hemodynamics acutely. Anecdotally, the effect of this intervention appears to be transient, and to our knowledge there is no data supporting its durability in these patients. Between 1/1/2016 and 5/1/2017, 24 children underwent Glenn operations at our institution. Of these, 3 patients had signs and symptoms deteriorating clinical status suggestive of volume overload in the period between their Glenn operation and Fontan completion, prompting heart catheterization...
October 7, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
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