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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214003/lipoma-of-the-mitral-valve
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William C Roberts, Paul A Grayburn, Baron L Hamman
Described herein is a 67-year-old morbidly obese man who had a lipoma excised from his posterior mitral leaflet after it was found by echocardiogram. Findings in 6 other previously reported cases are reviewed.
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213924/diagnostic-paradox-ruptured-aneurysm-of-sinus-of-valsalva-simulating-tricuspid-valve-endocarditis
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Mehar Hoda, Arushi Verma, Sridevi Alapati, Srilatha Alapati, Tharakanatha R Yarrabolu
Rupture of aneurysm of sinus of Valsalva into the right atrium mimicking tricuspid valve endocarditis is a rare presentation. We review a case of spontaneous rupture of aneurysm of sinus of Valsalva into the right atrium presenting as a murmur. Transthoracic echocardiogram showed a mobile mass that appeared to be attached to the tricuspid valve leaflet with moderate tricuspid regurgitation suggestive of tricuspid valve endocarditis. The diagnosis was confirmed as spontaneous rupture of noncoronary sinus in to the right atrium by transesophageal echocardiogram...
February 18, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212534/association-between-echocardiographic-structural-parameters-and-body-weight-in-wistar-rats
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Silvio A Oliveira-Junior, Paula F Martinez, William Y C Fan, Bruno T Nakatani, Luana U Pagan, Carlos R Padovani, Antonio C Cicogna, Marina P Okoshi, Katashi Okoshi
BACKGROUND: The association between echocardiographic structural parameters and body weight (BW) during rat development has been poorly addressed. We evaluated echocardiographic variables: left ventricular (LV) end-diastolic (LVDD) and end-systolic (LVSD) diameters, LV diastolic posterior wall thickness (PWT), left atrial diameter (LA), and aortic diameter (AO) in function of BW during development.Results/Materials and Methods: Male Wistar rats (n = 328, BW: 302-702 g) were retrospectively used to construct regression models and 95% confidence intervals relating to cardiac structural parameters and BW...
February 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210715/feasibility-and-reproducibility-of-two-dimensional-wall-motion-tracking-wmt-in-fetal-echocardiography
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Christian Enzensberger, Friederike Achterberg, Jan Degenhardt, Aline Wolter, Oliver Graupner, Johannes Herrmann, Roland Axt-Fliedner
Objective The primary objective of this study was to determine the feasibility and reproducibility of 2-dimensional speckle tracking imaging based on the wall motion tracking (WMT) technique in fetal echocardiography. The secondary objective was to compare left and right ventricular global and segmental longitudinal peak strain values. Methods A prospective cross-sectional study was performed. Global and segmental longitudinal peak strain values of the left ventricle (LV) and right ventricle (RV) were assessed prospectively...
February 2017: Ultrasound International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210509/recurrence-of-postoperative-stress-induced-cardiomyopathy-resulting-from-status-epilepticus
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Grant A Miller, Yousef M Ahmed, Nicki S Tarant
Introduction. Classically, stress-induced cardiomyopathy (SIC), also known as takotsubo cardiomyopathy, displays the pathognomonic feature of reversible left ventricular apical ballooning without coronary artery stenosis following stressful event(s). Temporary reduction in ejection fraction (EF) resolves spontaneously. Variants of SIC exhibiting mid-ventricular regional wall motion abnormalities have been identified. Recent case series present SIC as a finding in association with sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP)...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209770/are-patients-with-loeys-dietz-syndrome-misdiagnosed-with-beals-syndrome
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Rebecca Woolnough, Andrew Dhawan, Kimberly Dow, Jagdeep S Walia
Beals syndrome, also known as congenital contractural arachnodactyly (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man: 121050), is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by a mutation in FBN2 that is typically characterized by congenital contractures and arachnodactyly. It shares a number of phenotypic features with Loeys-Dietz syndrome (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man: 609192). Loeys-Dietz syndrome, initially described in 2005, is associated with mutations for the transforming growth factor β receptor and is characterized by findings of cerebral, thoracic, and abdominal arterial aneurysms...
February 16, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208915/an-unusual-occurrence-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcal-endocarditis-with-vancomycin-creep-phenomenon-a-therapeutic-challenge
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S Sneha, Shanthan Venishetty, Shubha Seshadri, M Sudhakar Rao, Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay
Infective endocarditis by Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia is a common association and carries a high mortality. However, rising Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations (MICs) for vancomycin amongst MRSA strains is an emerging threat which carries poor prognosis and higher mortality. Here, we report a case of 41-year-old young non-addict gentleman presenting with fever of 3 days duration following recovery from an acute kidney injury necessitating haemodialysis. Systemic examination revealed signs of mitral regurgitation and left sided cerebellar signs...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206997/pulmonary-hypertension-in-preterm-infants-results-of-a-prospective-screening-program
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C G Weismann, J D Asnes, A Bazzy-Asaad, C Tolomeo, R A Ehrenkranz, M J Bizzarro
OBJECTIVE: Determine prevalence and associations with pulmonary hypertension (PH) in preterm infants. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective institutional echocardiographic PH screening at 36 to 38 weeks' corrected gestational age (GA) for infants born <32 weeks' GA who had bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD; group BPD), and infants without BPD who had a birth weight (BW) <750 g, or clinical suspicion for PH (group NoBPD). RESULTS: Two hundred and four infants were screened (GA 25...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206705/erysipelothrix-rhusiopathiae-bloodstream-infection-a-22-year-experience-at-mayo-clinic-minnesota
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E M Tan, J R Marcelin, N Adeel, R J Lewis, M J Enzler, P K Tosh
Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae is a facultatively anaerobic Gram-positive bacillus found mostly in swine, fish and sheep. E. rhusiopathiae classically causes cutaneous eruptions in butchers, fish handlers and veterinarians. Based solely on case reports, 90% of E. rhusiopathiae bloodstream infections (BSI) have been associated with infective endocarditis (IE). To assess the true frequency of IE in E. rhusiopathiae BSI as well as other clinical associations, we performed a retrospective cohort analysis of E...
February 16, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205344/utility-of-a-standardized-postcardiopulmonary-bypass-epicardial-echocardiography-protocol-for-stage-i-norwood-palliation
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Kenan W D Stern, Kimberlee Gauvreau, Sitaram Emani, Tal Geva
OBJECTIVE: Stage 1 Norwood palliation is one of the highest risk procedures in congenital cardiac surgery. Patients with superior technical performance scores have more favorable outcomes. Intraoperative epicardial echocardiography may allow the surgeon to address residual lesions prior to leaving the operating room, resulting in improved technical performance. The ability of intraoperative epicardial echocardiography to visualize the relevant anatomy and its association with outcomes is not known...
February 16, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202059/cardiosphere-derived-cells-do-not-improve-cardiac-function-in-rats-with-cardiac-failure
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Taís Hanae Kasai-Brunswick, Andréa Rodrigues da Costa, Raiana Andrade Quintanilha Barbosa, Bruna Farjun, Fernanda Cristina Paccola Mesquita, Danúbia Silva Dos Santos, Isalira Peroba Ramos, Grazielle Suhett, Guilherme Visconde Brasil, Sandro Torrentes da Cunha, José Oscar R Brito, Juliana do Amaral Passipieri, Adriana Bastos Carvalho, Antonio Carlos Campos de Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Heart failure represents an important public health issue due to its high costs and growing incidence worldwide. Evidence showing the regenerative potential of postmitotic heart tissue has suggested the existence of endogenous cardiac stem cells in adult hearts. Cardiosphere-derived cells (CDC) constitute a candidate pool of such cardiac stem cells. Previous studies using acute myocardial infarction (MI) models in rodents demonstrated an improvement in cardiac function after cell therapy with CDC...
February 15, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201824/evidence-of-early-pulmonary-hypertension-is-associated-with-increased-mortality-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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Andrew Berenz, Jeffrey E Vergales, Jonathan R Swanson, Robert A Sinkin
Objective The objective of this study was to describe the inhospital outcomes of a high-risk cohort of very low birth weight infants with evidence of pulmonary hypertension (PHT) within the first 2 weeks after delivery. Design A retrospective cohort study of consecutively admitted neonates with birth weight < 1,500 g admitted to a Level IV neonatal intensive care unit who were evaluated by echocardiogram between 72 hours and 14 days. Results A total of 343 eligible infants were included in the cohort with a median gestational age of 25...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197939/prenatal-counseling-of-fetal-congenital-heart-disease
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Caroline K Lee
The field of fetal cardiology has advanced greatly over the last two decades and congenital heart defects can now be identified in utero with a high level of accuracy. Prenatal counseling of parents given the news of a fetal cardiac defect is an important role of the fetal cardiologist. Prenatal counseling is a complex task that requires skill to perform and interpret fetal echocardiograms, an understanding of fetal and postnatal cardiovascular physiology, knowledge of therapeutic and surgical options, and of long-term outcomes including quality of life...
January 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197645/subclinical-decrease-in-myocardial-function-in-asymptomatic-infants-of-diabetic-mothers-a-tissue-doppler-study
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Jenny E Zablah, Dorota Gruber, Guillaume Stoffels, Estefania G Cabezas, Denise A Hayes
Infants of diabetic mothers (IDMs) with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are recognized to have impaired myocardial performance, but less is known about ventricular function in IDMs without hypertrophy. We hypothesized that in asymptomatic newborns with normal two-dimensional echocardiographic evaluations, pulsed wave tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) would suggest a subclinical decrease in the cardiac function of IDMs compared to infants of non-diabetics (nIDMs). This is a retrospective cohort study of asymptomatic neonates ≥36 weeks gestation, at 0-7 days of life, with normal standard echocardiograms...
February 14, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196967/coxsackie-myocarditis-and-hepatitis-with-reactivated-epstein-bar-virus-ebv-a-case-report
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Varunsiri Atti, Nathan M Anderson, Mathew B Day
BACKGROUND Myocarditis, defined as inflammation of myocardial tissue of the heart, is an uncommon cardiac presentation and is due to a variety of causes. It affects 1% of the US population, 50% of which is caused by coxsackie B virus. Cardiac tissue is the prime target, and destruction of myocardium results in cardiac failure with fluid overload. CASE REPORT Our patient was a 57-year-old woman with fever, headache, neck pain, and generalized malaise. Her white blood cell count was 13×10³ cells/mm³. Interestingly, lumbar puncture ruled out meningitis...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195551/b-type-natriuretic-peptide-and-echocardiography-reflect-volume-changes-during-pregnancy
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Janet M Burlingame, Kelly Yamasato, Hyeong Jun Ahn, Todd Seto, W H Wilson Tang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and cardiac structure and function in normal women through pregnancy and the postpartum. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, we obtained serial transthoracic echocardiograms, BNP, and NT-proBNP at seven intervals from 6 weeks' gestation through 12 months postpartum. Women with hypertension or cardiac disease were excluded. Using 6-12 months postpartum as reference for non-pregnant levels, echocardiogram measurements and BNP/NT-proBNP were compared over time using linear mixed models with Tukey-Kramer adjustment for multiple comparisons...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194284/coronary-cameral-fistula-connecting-the-left-anterior-descending-artery-and-the-first-obtuse-marginal-artery-to-the-left-ventricle-a-rare-finding
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Abdul Mannan Khan Minhas, Ehtesham Ul Haq, Ahmed Arslan Yousuf Awan, Arshad Ameer Khan, Ghazanfar Qureshi, Pragathi Balakrishna
Coronary-cameral fistulas are rare congenital malformations, often incidentally found during cardiac catheterizations. The majority of these fistulas are congenital in nature but can be acquired secondary to trauma or invasive cardiac procedures. These fistulas most commonly originate in the right coronary artery and terminate into the right ventricle and least frequently drain into the left ventricle. Depending upon their size and location, coronary-cameral fistulas can lead to congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, and bacterial endocarditis...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191912/the-clinical-utility-of-normal-findings-on-noninvasive-cardiac-assessment-in-the-prediction-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Sanjay Venkatesh, Wesley T O'Neal, Stephen T Broughton, Amit J Shah, Elsayed Z Soliman
BACKGROUND: The absence of abnormalities on noninvasive cardiac assessment possibly confers a reduced risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) despite the presence of traditional risk factors. HYPOTHESIS: Normal findings on noninvasive cardiac assessment are associated with a lower risk of AF development. METHODS: We examined the clinical utility of normal findings on routine noninvasive cardiac assessment in 5331 participants (85% white; 57% women) from the Cardiovascular Health Study who were free of baseline AF...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188364/a-survey-of-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformation-screening-management-and-follow-up-in-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-centers-of-excellence
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Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, Shilpa N Reddy, Reed E Pyeritz, Scott O Trerotola
PURPOSE: To determine current practice regarding screening, management, and follow-up of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs), particularly those with feeding arteries <3 mm in diameter, in those patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) at HHT Centers of Excellence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 32-question survey focusing on PAVM screening, management, and follow-up was sent to 147 participants at HHT Centers worldwide. RESULTS: Thirty-three responses were received (22%); 60% from interventional radiologists and 20% from pulmonologists; 67% from the USA, 21% European, and 6% Asian...
February 10, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187791/primary-mediastinal-large-b-cell-lymphoma-in-a-woman-who-is-human-immunodeficiency-virus-positive-presenting-with-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-a-case-report
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Pedro Pallangyo, Paulina Nicholaus, Frederick Lyimo, Elikaanany Urio, Peter Kisenge, Mohamed Janabi
BACKGROUND: The risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma is increased 200-fold in individuals seropositive for human immunodeficiency virus compared to those free from human immunodeficiency virus. Human immunodeficiency virus-associated non-Hodgkin lymphoma is known for its atypical presentation, aggressive ability, widespread involvement, poor response to chemotherapy, and high relapse potential which makes both the diagnosis and management a difficult undertaking especially in resource-poor settings...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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