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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319567/treatment-of-biliary-stricture-after-live-donor-liver-transplantation-with-combined-metal-and-plastic-stent-%C3%A4-nsertion-a-feasibility-and-safety-study
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Erkan Parlak, Aydin Seref Koksal, Ahmet Tarik Eminler, Bilal Toka, Mustafa Ihsan Uslan
BACKGROUND: Fully covered-self expandable metal stents (Fc-SEMSs) have a challenging use in the treatment of anastomosis strictures (ASs) after live donor liver transplantation (LDLT) because they can occlude secondary branch biliary ducts when placed above the biliary bifurcation. In this study we evaluated the technical feasibility and safety of combining Fc-SEMSs with plastic stent(s) inserted to the secondary branch biliary ducts for the treatment of ASs after LDLT. METHODS: The study group included 22 patients (12 men, aged 51±11 years) with anastomotic biliary stricture after LDLT...
March 18, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317234/esophageal-stasis-in-achalasia-patients-without-symptoms-after-treatment-does-not-predict-symptom-recurrence
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F B van Hoeij, A J P M Smout, A J Bredenoord
BACKGROUND: After achalasia treatment, a subset of patients has poor esophageal emptying without having symptoms. There is no consensus on whether to pre-emptively treat these patients. We hypothesized that, if left untreated, these patients will experience earlier symptom recurrence than patients without stasis. METHODS: 99 treated achalasia patients who were in clinical remission (Eckardt ≤3) at 3 months after treatment were divided into two groups, based on presence or absence of esophageal stasis on a timed barium esophagogram performed after 3 months...
March 20, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316327/obstructive-primary-cardiac-t-cell-lymphoma-a-case-report-from-senegal
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Simon Antoine Sarr, Abdou Majib Gaye, Fatou Aw, Jean de Dieu Nzambaza, Malick Bodian, Kana Babaka, Mouhamadou Bamba Ndiaye, Adama Kane, Maboury Diao, Serigne Abdou Ba
BACKGROUND Cardiac lymphoma is a rare entity, defined by the non-extra cardiac location at diagnosis. CASE REPORT Our patient was a 32-year-old female with no particular medical history, who presented with right heart failure with recurrent ascites and pleural effusion. There was a progressive worsening exertional dyspnea. On admission, examination revealed an irregular tachycardia at 170 beats per minute (bpm) and congestive heart failure. The electrocardiogram scored full tachyarrhythmia by atrial fibrillation with an average ventricular rate of 179 cycles per minute...
March 20, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315942/forgotten-right-ventricle-in-pediatric-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Hala Mounir Agha, Hossam Ibrahim, Inas Abd El Satar, Naglae Abd El Rahman, Doaa Abd El Aziz, Zeinab Salah, Sonia El Saeidi, Fatma Mostafa, Wael Attia, Mohamed Abd El Rahman, Gaser Abd El Mohsen
To evaluate the right ventricular (RV) function in relation to that of the left ventricle (LV) in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Echocardiographic examination was done using tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) and two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) for 32 pediatric patients with DCM comparing them to another 32 normal matched controls. The global longitudinal strain (GLS) derived from 2D-STE was used to reflect the LV systolic function. Tricuspid annular plan systolic excursion (TAPSE) and the following RV TDI derived indexes: peak systolic velocity (S'), peak early diastolic velocity E', peak late diastolic velocity A', isovolumic acceleration (IVA) and myocardial performance index (MPI) were measured...
March 18, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315121/untangling-the-biology-of-genetic-cardiomyopathies-with-pluripotent-stem-cell-disease-models
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REVIEW
Jan W Buikema, Sean M Wu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recently, the discovery of strategies to reprogram somatic cells into induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells has led to a major paradigm change in developmental and stem cell biology. The application of iPS cells and their cardiac progeny has opened novel directions to study cardiomyopathies at a cellular and molecular level. This review discusses approaches currently undertaken to unravel known inherited cardiomyopathies in a dish. RECENT FINDINGS: With improved efficiency for mutation correction by genome editing, human iPS cells have now provided a platform to untangle the biology of cardiomyopathies...
April 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314672/fenestration-of-a-papyrus-pk-covered-stent-to-recover-the-occluded-left-main-bifurcation-after-sealing-a-left-main-perforation-during-a-cto-procedure
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Gerald S Werner, Waqar H Ahmed
Covered stents are indicated for coronary perforations, but they may seal off major side branches in that process. We report the successful sealing of an ostial left main perforation, induced by a guide catheter in the course of a retrograde approach to treat a chronic total occlusion (CTO) of the right coronary artery (RCA) in a 76year old woman with prior CABG. The implanted Papyrus covered stent, however, overlapped the left main bifurcation and occluded the non-grafted circumflex artery (CX) resulting in acute ischemia...
March 6, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314387/twin-pregnancy-complicated-by-esophageal-atresia-duodenal-atresia-gastric-perforation-and-hypoplastic-left-heart-structures-in-one-twin-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Mohamad K Abou Chaar, Mariana L Meyers, Bethany D Tucker, Henry L Galan, Kenneth W Liechty, Timothy M Crombleholme, Ahmed I Marwan
BACKGROUND: The antenatal diagnosis of a combined esophageal atresia without tracheoesophageal fistula and duodenal atresia with or without gastric perforation is a rare occurrence. These diagnoses are difficult and can be suspected on ultrasound by nonspecific findings including a small stomach and polyhydramnios. Fetal magnetic resonance imaging adds significant anatomical detail and can aid in the diagnosis of these complicated cases. Upon an extensive literature review, there are no reports documenting these combined findings in a twin pregnancy...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303692/combined-radial-tibial-access-strategy-and-radial-tibial-reverse-cart-in-a-patient-with-aortobifemoral-graft-and-complex-superficial-femoral-artery-occlusion
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Elias B Hanna, Davey L Prout
We present the case of a patient with a history of aortobifemoral grafting who presented with left lower extremity ischemic rest pain. Aortofemoral angiography was performed through a left radial access and showed a long, calcified total occlusion of the left superficial femoral artery (SFA) and a subtotal popliteal occlusion. The popliteal artery and SFA were crossed retrogradely through a 4-Fr anterior tibial access; the retrograde devices went subintimally and did not reenter at the common femoral level...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302243/coexistent-mitral-stenosis-and-multiple-sclerosis-an-unprecedented-case
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Ali Zohair Nomani, Irfan Ullah Khatak, Mansoor Iqbal, Haris Majid Rajput, Sumaira Nabi
Mitral stenosis is a valvular heart disease characterised by narrowing of mitral orifice. It can lead to a dilated left atrium with atrial fibrillation culminating into thrombus formation. Patients with mitral stenosis, presenting with stroke-like episodes, most likely experience cardio-embolic phenomenon; but unusual and unprecedented associations do occur. Reported association of cardiac MS with demyelinating CNS MS has never been proven; but authors have speculated theories based on case reports and series...
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302203/-changes-in-serum-chromogranin-a-and-urotensin-ii-levels-in-children-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Yao-Yao Cheng, Jin-Dou An, Song Feng, Wei Ge
OBJECTIVE: To examine the changes in serum chromogranin A (CgA) and urotensin II (U II) levels in children with chronic heart failure (CHF) and their clinical significance. METHODS: A total of 58 children with CHF, among whom 17 had endocardial fibroelastosis (EFE) and 41 had dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), were selected as CHF group, and 20 healthy children were selected as control group. Serum levels of CgA and U II were measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and the level of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) was determined by bi-directional lateral flow immunoassay...
March 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296053/vasoactive-effect-of-fibronectin-derived-epiviosamine-1-and-related-peptides-in-quiescent-and-stress-models
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Mary D Frame, Fubao Lin, Anthony M Dewar, Richard Af Clark
OBJECTIVE: Following thermal burn injury, plasma fibronectin degrades within the interstitium; one possible product is epiviosamine-1 (EVA-1, PSHISKYILRWRPK) found within the first type III repeat of plasma fibronectin (FNIII1 ). EVA-1 ameliorates thermal burn injury progression, and binds to and enhances platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB) in promoting cell metabolism, growth and survival; shorter related peptides lose these abilities. Here we study the effect of EVA-1 and shorter peptides for their vasoactivity under quiescent and stress conditions...
March 15, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296050/a-heart-within-a-heart
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Edward T Carreras, Maya Barghash, Michael M Givertz, Deepak L Bhatt
A 44-year-old man with a history of end-stage dilated cardiomyopathy status-post orthotopic cardiac transplant 14 years ago presented for coronary angiography in preparation for re-operative tricuspid valve replacement. Coronary angiography revealed an anomalous origin of the left coronary artery, with a common coronary trunk arising from the right coronary cusp and bifurcating into right and left main coronary arteries. Interestingly, the right and left coronary arteries coursed to form the shape of a heart, hence, a heart within a heart! © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc...
March 14, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293551/timely-pulmonary-valve-replacement-may-allow-preservation-of-left-ventricular-circumferential-strain-in-patients-with-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Barbara E U Burkhardt, Marí Nieves Velasco Forte, Saravanan Durairaj, Isma Rafiq, Israel Valverde, Animesh Tandon, John Simpson, Tarique Hussain
INTRODUCTION: Patients with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) and pulmonary insufficiency and a dilated right ventricle (RV) may suffer from a reduction in left ventricular (LV) performance. It is not clear whether timely pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) preserves LV mechanics. METHODS: Ten TOF patients who underwent PVR were identified from hospital records, and pre- and postoperative cardiac magnetic resonance images were post-processed with a semi-automatic tissue tracking software...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292197/sudden-death-risk-stratification-in-non-ischemic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-using-old-and-new-tools-a-clinical-challenge
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Antonis S Manolis
Risk stratification for sudden cardiac death in non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDCM) remains a clinical challenge. Areas Covered: Currently, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), severity of heart failure symptoms according to NYHA classification, and morphology and duration of the QRS complex guide device management in these patients with implantation of a cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and/or cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices. Recently, the results of a randomized trial stirred some controversy regarding the utility of ICD in NIDCM patients, however, a subsequent meta-analysis confirmed prior findings of the survival-prolonging benefit of device therapy...
March 15, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290905/-therapy-of-high-risk-patients-after-decompensation-of-heart-failure-under-nt-probnp-control-main-results
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A A Skvortsov, D E Koshkina, O Yu Narusov, V N Protasov, V P Masenko, S N Tereshchenko
AIM: to compare efficacy of treatment of high risk patients after acute decompensation (AD) of chronic heart failure (CHF) based on monitoring of NT-proBNP concentration and standard treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients (n=100) with class III-IV CHF and left ventricular ejection fraction (LV EF) <40% due to ischemic heart disease (IHD), dilated cardiomyopathy (DCMP), or arterial hypertension (AH) after compensation of HF before discharge were distributed into groups of low (NT-proBNP <1400 picog/ml, n=30) or high (NT-proBNP more or equal 1400 picog/ml, n=70) risk...
July 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290894/-clinical-and-ultrasonographic-characteristics-of-women-with-gestational-hypertension
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N A Konyshko, T E Morosova
We studied clinical and ultrasonographic parameters in pregnant women - 183 with and 152 without gestational arterial hypertension (GAP). Characteristics of women with GAP were as follows: age 16-45 years, mean age 27.9+/-4.7 years, disease duration 8.8+/-4.0 weeks, mean systolic and diastolic blood pressure at initial examination 150.2+/-4.8 and 93.1+/-6 mm Hg, respectively. Results of this study allowed us to make the following conclusions. Social, historical, constitutional parameters can contribute to the development of hypertension during pregnancy...
October 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290874/-the-impact-of-asymptomatic-left-ventricular-dilatation-on-the-course-of-anterior-myocardial-infarction
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M T Beishenkulov, A K Ibraeva, Z M Chazymova
AIM: to elucidate effect of asymptomatic left ventricular (LV) dilatation on the course of myocardial infarction (MI). MATERIAL AND METHODS: LV remodeling and diastolic function, as well as inter- and intraventricular asynchrony were studied in 58 patients with primary anterior MI without signs of heart failure and ejection fraction >40% on month 12 of the disease. Patients were divided into 2 groups: with normal-sized left ventricle (LV end diastolic size [EDS] <5...
August 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290856/-chronic-heart-failure-with-preserved-systolic-function-and-reversible-dilatation-of-cardiac-chambers
#18
O V Blagova, S V Volkov, A V Nedostup, A O Korobkov, I V Mostovoy, N G Sergushina, N V Gagarina, E A Mershina
Diagnosis of dilation (D) cardiomyopathy (CMP) requires exclusion not only of inflammatory and genetically determined forms but also of some rare diseases. This 51 year old patient with history of moderate arterial hypertension approached a cardiologist because of new onset atrial fibrillation and dyspnea. Echocardiography detected dilation of all cardiac chambers with relatively preserved ejection fraction, causing suspicion of DCMP. Among conditions excluded were coronary atherosclerosis, congenital heart defect with left to right shunt, primary pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolism, hypertensive heart, tachycardia induced CMP, arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, noncompaction myocardium...
June 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290834/-the-time-course-of-formation-of-systolic-dysfunction-of-the-heart-in-doxorubicin-cardiomyopathy
#19
V L Lakomkin, A A Abramov, V V Gramovich, O N Vyborov, E V Lukoshkova, V V Ermishkin, V I Kapelko
The anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy is a frequent and menacing complication of antitumor therapy leading to chronic heart failure. A study of the formation of heart failure can reveal early signs of the development of systolic dysfunction of the heart. In this work in rats we studied cardiac function at different duration of doxorubicin treatment, the most effective anthracycline antibiotic. Cumulative doses of doxorubicin were 8-20 mg/kg, and the term of study lasted from 6 to 20 weeks. The echocardiography and catheterization of the left ventricle (LV) have been use...
January 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290006/exercise-testing-and-stress-imaging-in-mitral-valve-disease
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REVIEW
Damien Voilliot, Patrizio Lancellotti
Mitral valve disease represented by mitral stenosis and mitral regurgitation is the second most frequent valvulopathy. Mitral stenosis leads to an increased left atrial pressure whereas mitral regurgitation leads to an increased left atrial pressure associated with a volume overload. Secondary to an upstream transmission of this overpressure, both mitral stenosis and regurgitation lead to pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure. In addition, mitral regurgitation also leads to left ventricular dilatation and dysfunction with left heart failure...
March 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
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