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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148208/comparison-of-long-term-outcome-in-anthracycline-related-versus-idiopathic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-a-single-centre-experience
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Alessandra Fornaro, Iacopo Olivotto, Luigi Rigacci, Mauro Ciaccheri, Benedetta Tomberli, Cecilia Ferrantini, Raffaele Coppini, Francesca Girolami, Francesco Mazzarotto, Marco Chiostri, Massimo Milli, Niccolò Marchionni, Gabriele Castelli
AIMS: Cardiac dysfunction is a severe complication of anthracycline-containing anticancer therapy. The outcome of anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy (AICM) compared with other non-ischaemic causes of heart failure (HF), such as idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM), is unresolved. The aim of this study was to compare the survival of AICM patients with an IDCM cohort followed at our centre from 1990 to 2016. METHODS AND RESULTS: We included 67 patients (67% female, 50 ± 15 years) with AICM, defined as onset of otherwise unexplained left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤50% following anthracycline therapy, and 488 IDCM patients (28% female, 55 ± 12 years)...
November 16, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147566/diagnosis-of-stenosis-within-the-popliteal-femoral-venous-segment-upon-clinical-presentation-with-a-venous-ulcer-and-subsequent-successful-treatment-with-venoplasty
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Emma Dabbs, Alina Sheikh, David Beckett, Mark S Whiteley
This case study reports the diagnosis and treatment of a lower limb venous ulcer with abnormal underlying venous pathology. One male patient presented with bilateral varicose veins and a right lower limb ulcer. Upon investigation, full-leg duplex ultrasonography revealed total incompetence of the great saphenous vein in the left leg. In the right leg, duplex ultrasonography showed proximal incompetence of the small saphenous vein, and dilation of the anterior accessory saphenous vein, which remained competent...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146749/statins-promote-cardiac-infarct-healing-by-modulating-endothelial-barrier-function-revealed-by-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Geert J Leenders, Mirjam B Smeets, Maaike van den Boomen, Monique Berben, Miranda Nabben, Dianne van Strijp, Gustav J Strijkers, Jeanine J Prompers, Fatih Arslan, Klaas Nicolay, Katrien Vandoorne
OBJECTIVE: The endothelium has a crucial role in wound healing, acting as a barrier to control transit of leukocytes. Endothelial barrier function is impaired in atherosclerosis preceding myocardial infarction (MI). Besides lowering lipids, statins modulate endothelial function. Here, we noninvasively tested whether statins affect permeability at the inflammatory (day 3) and the reparative (day 7) phase of infarct healing post-MI using contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance imaging...
November 16, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146671/predictors-and-long-term-clinical-outcome-of-longitudinal-stent-deformation-insights-from-pooled-analysis-of-korean-multicenter-drug-eluting-stent-cohort
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Tae-Min Rhee, Kyung Woo Park, Joo Myung Lee, Michael S Lee, Ki-Hyun Jeon, Hyun-Jae Kang, Bon-Kwon Koo, Jay Young Rhew, Kwang Soo Cha, Jang-Ho Bae, Kyoo-Rok Han, Si-Hoon Park, Woo-Jung Park, Seung-Woon Rha, Seok-Kyu Oh, Hyuck Moon Kwon, Ki-Bae Seung, Taehoon Ahn, Sang-Hyun Kim, Hyo-Soo Kim
BACKGROUND: There are limited data on the frequency of and factors associated with quantitative coronary angiography (QCA)-defined longitudinal stent deformation (LSD) in various contemporary drug-eluting stents platforms. This study sought to evaluate the predictors of LSD and its long-term clinical implication. METHODS AND RESULTS: A patient-level pooled analysis was performed with 7350 lesions in 5871 patients treated with platinum-chromium-based everolimus-eluting stent (Promus Element), cobalt-chromium-based everolimus-eluting stent (Promus/Xience V), or cobalt-chromium-based zotarolimus-eluting stent (Endeavor Resolute)...
November 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146482/impaired-left-atrial-strain-as-a-predictor-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-after-aortic-valve-replacement-independently-of-left-atrial-size
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Guilherme Pessoa-Amorim, Jennifer Mancio, Luís Vouga, José Ribeiro, Vasco Gama, Nuno Bettencourt, Ricardo Fontes-Carvalho
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Left atrial dysfunction in aortic stenosis may precede atrial enlargement and predict the occurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF). To test this hypothesis, we assessed left atrial function and determined its impact on the incidence of AF after aortic valve replacement. METHODS: A total of 149 severe aortic stenosis patients (74±8.6 years, 51% men) with no prior AF were assessed using speckle-tracking echocardiography. Left atrial function was evaluated using peak atrial longitudinal strain (PALS), peak atrial contraction strain (PACS), and phasic left atrial volumes...
November 13, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145269/multimodal-ultrasonographic-assessment-of-leiomyosarcoma-of-the-femoral-vein-in-a-patient-misdiagnosed-as-having-deep-vein-thrombosis-a-case-report
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Mei Zhang, Feng Yan, Bin Huang, Zhoupeng Wu, Xiaorong Wen
RATIONALE: Primary leiomyosarcoma (LMS) of the vein is a rare tumor that arises from the smooth muscle cells of the vessel wall and has an extremely poor prognosis. This tumor can occur in vessels such as the inferior vena cava, great saphenous vein, femoral vein, iliac vein, popliteal vein, and renal vein; the inferior vena cava is the most common site. LMS of the femoral vein can result in edema and pain in the lower extremity; therefore, it is not easy to be differentiated from deep vein thrombosis (DVT)...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143089/surgical-treatment-of-gastro-pulmonary-fistula-following-bariatric-surgery-possible-and-safe
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Alon Ben Nun, David Simansky, Merav Rokah, Nona Zeitlin, Nir Golan, Ramez Abu Khalil, Michalle Soudack
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a common surgical management of morbid obesity. Major complication rate is 3-8%. Staple line leak is one of the most serious complications. In a small group of patients, a gastro-pulmonary fistula is formed. Endoscopic and minimally invasive measures are the first line of treatment with considerable success rate. There are very poor data in the literature what should be done in cases of failure. In this paper, we report our positive experience with definitive surgical repair...
November 15, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142816/unilateral-pulmonary-edema-in-a-patient-with-worsening-tricuspid-valve-regurgitation-a-secret-inside-pulmonary-veins
#8
Elvira Resciniti, Ilaria Caso, Iside Scarfò, Giuseppe Di Pasquale, Giovanni La Canna
We present the case of a 69-year-old patient who was referred to the Department of Echocardiography for surgical treatment of severe tricuspid valve regurgitation (TVR) with advanced congestive heart failure. In 2013 the patient underwent unsuccessful percutaneous ablation for permanent atrial fibrillation. In 2015, following numerous episodes of atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure with left pleural effusion, the patient was admitted to another center. A transthoracic echocardiogram showed severe TVR and moderate precapillary pulmonary hypertension, confirmed at right cardiac catheterization...
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142815/multifactorial-genesis-of-a-seeming-case-of-pulmonary-hypertension
#9
Rita Leonarda Musci, Lucrezia De Michele, Carlo D'Agostino, Paolo Colonna
Herein, we report the case of a 44-year-old female with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis. She was admitted to our hospital to evaluate if she was eligible for a kidney transplant. Transthoracic echocardiography showed a markedly dilated coronary sinus and an unexpected finding of increased right ventriculoatrial gradient. A saline contrast echocardiography to confirm the presence of persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) was not performed because of arteriovenous fistula (FAV) for hemodialysis on the left forearm...
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136120/t2-mapping-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-identifies-the-presence-of-myocardial-inflammation-in-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-as-compared-to-endomyocardial-biopsy
#10
M Spieker, E Katsianos, M Gastl, P Behm, P Horn, C Jacoby, B Schnackenburg, P Reinecke, M Kelm, R Westenfeld, F Bönner
Aims: The aim of this study was to determine the value of T2 mapping for the non-invasive assessment of myocardial inflammation in different stages of systolic left ventricular dysfunction in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in comparison with endomyocardial biopsy (EMB). Methods and results: A total of 132 subjects were enrolled between 2013 and 2016 (62 controls and 70 patients with DCM). All patients underwent CMR at 1.5 T and received coronary angiogram and EMB...
November 10, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133477/reproducibility-of-left-ventricular-dimension-versus-area-versus-volume-measurements-in-pediatric-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Elif Seda Selamet Tierney, Danielle Hollenbeck-Pringle, Caroline K Lee, Karen Altmann, Carolyn Dunbar-Masterson, Fraser Golding, Minmin Lu, Stephen G Miller, Kimberly Molina, Shobha Natarajan, Carolyn L Taylor, Felicia Trachtenberg, Steven D Colan
BACKGROUND: Multiple echocardiographic methods are used to measure left ventricular size and function. Clinical management is based on individual evaluations and longitudinal trends. The Pediatric Heart Network VVV study (Ventricular Volume Variability) in pediatric patients with dilated cardiomyopathy has reported reproducibility of several of these measures, and how disease state and number of beats impact their reproducibility. In this study, we investigated the impact of observer and sonographer variation on reproducibility of dimension, area, and volume methods to determine the best method for both individual and sequential evaluations...
November 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133263/prospective-evaluation-of-pasireotide-in-patients-undergoing-pancreaticoduodenectomy-the-washington-university-experience
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Ismael Dominguez-Rosado, Ryan C Fields, Cheryl A Woolsey, Gregory Williams, Timothy A Horwedel, J Bart Rose, Chet W Hammill, Maria B Doyle, William C Chapman, Steven M Strasberg, William G Hawkins, Dominic E Sanford
BACKGROUND: Pasireotide is a newer generation somatostatin analogue which led to a significant reduction in pancreatic fistula after pancreatectomy in a single-center randomized controlled trial. We sought to determine if pasireotide reduces the incidence of pancreatic fistula and other complications following pancreaticoduodenectomy at our high volume center. STUDY DESIGN: All patients between April 2011 and January 2017 undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy were prospectively followed and their complications graded using the Modified Accordion Grading System (MAGS) in our institutional complications database...
November 10, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131444/native-t1-reference-values-for-nonischemic-cardiomyopathies-and-populations-with-increased-cardiovascular-risk-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Maaike van den Boomen, Riemer H J A Slart, Enzo V Hulleman, Rudi A J O Dierckx, Birgitta K Velthuis, Pim van der Harst, David E Sosnovik, Ronald J H Borra, Niek H J Prakken
BACKGROUND: Although cardiac MR and T1 mapping are increasingly used to diagnose diffuse fibrosis based cardiac diseases, studies reporting T1 values in healthy and diseased myocardium, particular in nonischemic cardiomyopathies (NICM) and populations with increased cardiovascular risk, seem contradictory. PURPOSE: To determine the range of native myocardial T1 value ranges in patients with NICM and populations with increased cardiovascular risk. STUDY TYPE: Systemic review and meta-analysis...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131284/usefulness-of-cutting-balloon-angioplasty-for-the-treatment-of-congenital-heart-defects
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Jacek Kusa, Magdalena Mazurak, Agnieszka Skierska, Leslaw Szydlowski, Pawel Czesniewicz, Lukasz Manka
BACKGROUND: Patients with complex congenital heart defects may have different hemodynamic problems which require a variety of interventional procedures including angioplasty which involves using high-pressure balloons. After failure of conventional balloon angioplasty cutting balloon angioplasty is the next treatment option available. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of cutting balloon angioplasty in children with different types of congenital heart defects...
November 13, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129812/influence-of-lgals3-gene-polymorphisms-on-susceptibility-and-prognosis-of-dilated-cardiomyopathy-in-a-northern-han-chinese-population
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Yuhui Zhang, Yunhong Wang, Mei Zhai, Tianyi Gan, Xuemei Zhao, Rongcheng Zhang, Tao An, Yan Huang, Qiong Zhou, Jian Zhang
BACKGROUND: Galectin-3 plays an important role in modulating cardiac inflammation and fibrosis. It also takes part in the pathways underlying cardiac remodeling. Therefore, LGALS3 gene, encoding galectin-3 protein, is a promising candidate for the genetic study of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). To date, there has been no research evaluating the association between LGALS3 gene polymorphisms and the susceptibility and prognosis of DCM. METHODS AND RESULTS: Genotyping of 4 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the LGALS3 gene, which were reported to be functional in the literature, was performed in 279 unrelated clinically diagnosed DCM patients and 363 apparently healthy controls from Northern Han Chinese population using iPLEX SNP Genotyping analysis on a Sequenom MassARRAY System...
November 9, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129702/fkbp8-protects-the-heart-from-hemodynamic-stress-by-preventing-the-accumulation-of-misfolded-proteins-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-associated-apoptosis-in-mice
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Tomofumi Misaka, Tomokazu Murakawa, Kazuhiko Nishida, Yosuke Omori, Manabu Taneike, Shigemiki Omiya, Chris Molenaar, Yoshihiro Uno, Osamu Yamaguchi, Junji Takeda, Ajay M Shah, Kinya Otsu
Protein quality control in cardiomyocytes is crucial to maintain cellular homeostasis. The accumulation of damaged organelles, such as mitochondria and misfolded proteins in the heart is associated with heart failure. During the process to identify novel mitochondria-specific autophagy (mitophagy) receptors, we found FK506-binding protein 8 (FKBP8), also known as FKBP38, shares similar structural characteristics with a yeast mitophagy receptor, autophagy-related 32 protein. However, knockdown of FKBP8 had no effect on mitophagy in HEK293 cells or H9c2 myocytes...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128861/atrial-cardiomyopathy-in-an-adult-labrador-retriever-dog
#17
E Bomassi, J Rousselot, S Libermann, I Raymond Letron, S Etchepareborde, C Misbach
A 7-year-old castrated male Labrador retriever was examined for a 10-day history of weakness and syncope. Physical examination revealed bradycardia and a grade III/VI left apical systolic heart murmur. Electrocardiography demonstrated bradycardia, absence of P waves and an atrio-ventricular nodal escape rhythm. Echocardiography revealed marked biatrial enlargement. Thoracic radiographs showed no evidence of pulmonary edema. Routine plasma biochemistry and electrolytes, basal serum cortisol, total thyroxin concentration, and complete blood count were within normal limits...
November 2017: Schweizer Archiv Für Tierheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128035/bedside-identification-of-massive-pulmonary-embolism-with-point-of-care-transesophageal-echocardiography
#18
Tomislav Jelic, Melanie Baimel, Jordan Chenkin
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism can be difficult to diagnose, particularly in those who are hemodynamically unstable and cannot be imaged to confirm the diagnosis. Echocardiography can allow for rapid assessment of patients in shock, but requires adequate transthoracic windows to obtain clinically useful information. Emergency physician-performed transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) may be a useful tool when transthoracic echocardiography fails. CASE REPORT: An 86-year-old woman presented to the emergency department after a fall at home...
November 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127648/serum-apolipoprotein-b-is-inversely-associated-with-eccentric-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
#19
Min Ye, Yanqiu Liu, Haoyu Wang, Na Tian, Wei Li, Wei He, Hong Lin, Rui Fan, Cuiling Li, Donghong Liu, Fengjuan Yao
OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to examine the relationship of serum apolipoprotein B level with left ventricular (LV) structural and functional characteristics, in particular, LV remodeling parameters in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. METHODS: A total of 182 patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) receiving PD were identified. Conventional echocardiography was performed for each patient, and echocardiographic characteristics were analyzed according to apo B quartile groups...
November 10, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127129/heart-failure-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy-mimicking-asthma-triggered-by-pneumonia
#20
Kenichi Tetsuhara, Satoshi Tsuji, Katsutoshi Nakano, Mitsuru Kubota
Heart failure is a rare cause of wheezing and may develop into a critical condition in children. Few cases report patients with heart failure, secondary to dilated cardiomyopathy, with high fever. A 23-month-old girl visited the emergency department with high fever, cough, first wheezing episode, chest retraction and tachycardia. The chest X-ray revealed consolidation on the left lower lung field; the cardiothoracic ratio was 60%. She was diagnosed with bronchial asthma triggered by pneumonia, which remained unchanged during four visits...
November 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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