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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331134/significance-and-value-of-endomyocardial-biopsy-based-on-our-own-experience
#1
Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Taka-Aki Matsuyama, Keiko Ohta-Ogo, Yoshihiko Ikeda
Endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) has been established in parallel with the development of percutaneous catheter technology for the diagnosis of cardiac diseases. It was developed in the early 1960 s in Japan by Drs. Konno, Sakakibara and Sekiguchi of Tokyo Women's Medical University. EMB is a valuable and useful, but invasive, modality for making a definite diagnosis in diseases such as myocarditis and secondary cardiomyopathies, which are often difficult to diagnose by imaging modality alone. In the field of heart transplantation, the histology of EMB helps monitor rejection to allografts...
March 22, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329387/map-to-the-future-of-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-in-myocarditis
#2
Philip Haaf, Peter T Buser
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 8, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329275/tissue-characterization-by-t1-and-t2-mapping-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-monitor-myocardial-inflammation-in-healing-myocarditis
#3
S Bohnen, U K Radunski, G K Lund, F Ojeda, Y Looft, M Senel, L Radziwolek, M Avanesov, E Tahir, C Stehning, B Schnackenburg, G Adam, S Blankenberg, K Muellerleile
Aims: Monitoring disease activity in myocarditis is important for tailored therapeutic strategies. This study evaluated the ability of T1 and T2 mapping cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) to monitor the course of myocardial inflammation in healing myocarditis. Methods and results: Forty-eight patients with strictly defined acute myocarditis underwent CMR at 1.5 T in the acute stage, at 3-months (n = 39), and at 12-months follow-up (FU) (n = 21). Normal values were obtained in a control group of 27 healthy subjects...
March 8, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322201/association-of-cardiac-galectin-3-expression-myocarditis-and-fibrosis-in-chronic-chagas-disease-cardiomyopathy
#4
Bruno Solano de Freitas Souza, Daniela Nascimento Silva, Rejane Hughes Carvalho, Gabriela Louise de Almeida Sampaio, Bruno Diaz Paredes, Luciana Aragão França, Carine Machado Azevedo, Juliana Fraga Vasconcelos, Cassio Santana Meira, Paulo Chenaud Neto, Simone Garcia Macambira, Kátia Nunes da Silva, Kyan James Allahdadi, Fabio Tavora, João David de Souza Neto, Ricardo Ribeiro Dos Santos, Milena Botelho Pereira Soares
Chronic Chagas disease cardiomyopathy, caused by Trypanosoma cruzi infection, is a major cause of heart failure in Latin America. Galectin-3 (Gal-3) has been linked to cardiac remodeling and poor prognosis in heart failure of different etiologies. Herein, we investigated the involvement of Gal-3 in the disease pathogenesis and its role as a target for disease intervention. Gal-3 expression in mouse hearts was evaluated during T. cruzi infection by confocal microscopy and flow cytometry analysis, showing a high expression in macrophages, T cells, and fibroblasts...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320995/fulminant-myocarditis-with-prolonged-active-lymphocytic-infiltration-after-hemodynamic-recovery
#5
Muneyoshi Tanimura, Kaoru Dohi, Kyoko Imanaka-Yoshida, Taku Omori, Keishi Moriwaki, Shiro Nakamori, Norikazu Yamada, Masaaki Ito
Fulminant myocarditis is a highly mortal syndrome. Meanwhile, the clinical course in surviving patients is generally self-limiting. This is a rare case of fulminant myocarditis with prolonged lymphocytic infiltration after hemodynamic recovery. A 64-year-old man was diagnosed with fulminant myocarditis and required intensive care with veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Left ventricular function gradually improved but complete atrioventricular block (CAVB) persisted. Follow-up endomyocardial biopsies (EMBs) showed prolonged active infiltration of lymphocytes along with (18)F-FDG uptake in (18)F-FDG PET/CT until about 70 days after the onset...
March 21, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317817/tuberculous-myocarditis-is-not-always-fatal-report-of-three-confirmed-cases-with-uneventful-outcome
#6
Fares Al-Jahdali, Abdullah Al-Harbi, Salim Baharoon, Majed Al-Gamdi, Hamdan Al-Jahdali
Tuberculosis (TB) is a leading cause of death worldwide. It can affect any organ. However, cardiac involvement is extremely rare. Anti-TB therapy has been proved to be effective and curative in majority of TB cases except TB myocarditis, where it is found to be fatal. We describe three cases with confirmed TB with impaired left ventricular systolic function and low ejection fraction. All three cases improved clinically and left ventricular function returned to normal within a few weeks after the commencement of TB therapy...
January 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306693/cocaine-and-coronary-artery-diseases-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#7
Giovanni P Talarico, Maria L Crosta, Maria B Giannico, Francesco Summaria, Leonardo Calò, Roberto Patrizi
Cocaine is associated with important cardiac complications such as sudden death, acute myocarditis, dilated cardiomyopathy, life-threatening arrhythmias, and myocardial ischemia as well as infarction. It is well known that cocaine may induce vasospasm through adrenergic stimulation of the coronary arteries. Moreover, cocaine may promote intracoronary thrombosis, triggered by alterations in the plasma constituents, and platelet aggregation, leading to subsequent myocardial infarction. The long-term use of cocaine may stimulate atherosclerosis, probably through endothelial cell dysfunction...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302646/eosinophil-derived-il-4-drives-progression-of-myocarditis-to-inflammatory-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Nicola L Diny, G Christian Baldeviano, Monica V Talor, Jobert G Barin, SuFey Ong, Djahida Bedja, Allison G Hays, Nisha A Gilotra, Isabelle Coppens, Noel R Rose, Daniela Čiháková
Inflammatory dilated cardiomyopathy (DCMi) is a major cause of heart failure in children and young adults. DCMi develops in up to 30% of myocarditis patients, but the mechanisms involved in disease progression are poorly understood. Patients with eosinophilia frequently develop cardiomyopathies. In this study, we used the experimental autoimmune myocarditis (EAM) model to determine the role of eosinophils in myocarditis and DCMi. Eosinophils were dispensable for myocarditis induction but were required for progression to DCMi...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295963/a-multicenter-study-of-the-impella-device-for-mechanical-support-of-the-systemic-circulation-in-pediatric-and-adolescent-patients
#9
V Vivian Dimas, Brian H Morray, Dennis W Kim, Christopher Sd Almond, Shabana Shahanavaz, Sebastian C Tume, Lynn F Peng, Doff B McElhinney, Henri Justino
OBJECTIVES: The objective was to review the use of Impella devices (Abiomed Inc, Danvers, MA) for temporary circulatory support in pediatric and adolescent patients (age ≤ 21 yrs). BACKGROUND: Options for minimally invasive circulatory support in children are limited, and published data are confined to case reports and small case series. METHODS: This was a retrospective, multicenter review of Impella implants in pediatric and adolescent patients from 2009-15, using standardized data collection and INTERMACS definitions...
March 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295606/third-degree-atrioventricular-block-and-collapse-associated-with-eosinophilic-myocarditis-in-a-horse
#10
D Luethy, J Slack, M S Kraus, A R Gelzer, P Habecker, A L Johnson
Third-degree atrioventricular block (AVB) and primary inflammatory myocarditis are uncommon findings in horses. The horse of this report presented for collapse at rest and was found to have multiple cardiac arrhythmias, most notably 3rd-degree AVB. The horse was subsequently diagnosed with eosinophilic myocarditis on necropsy, a rare form of myocarditis not previously reported in horses. Despite extensive testing, an etiologic agent could not be identified, illustrating the difficulty in identifying a specific cause of myocarditis in horses...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290975/death-of-military-working-dogs-due-to-bartonella-vinsonii-subspecies-berkhoffii-genotype-iii-endocarditis-and-myocarditis
#11
Leslie M Shelnutt, Nandhakumar Balakrishnan, Justin DeVanna, Kenneth L Batey, Edward B Breitschwerdt
OBJECTIVES: As a result of extensive field-related activities, military working dogs (MWDs) have an increased occupational risk for acquiring vector-borne infectious diseases. METHODS: Indirect fluorescent antibody, Bartonella alpha-proteobacteria growth medium enrichment culture, and 16-23S Bartonella intergenic transcribed spacer polymerase chain reaction were performed using blood, serum, or tissue specimens. RESULTS: Endocarditis was diagnosed in three MWDs infected with Bartonella vinsonii subspecies (subsp...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290848/-autoimmunity-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-morphologically-documented-myocarditis
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D A Khashchevskaya, L B Mitrofanova, E A Belyakova, O V Beschuk, D A Zverev, D S Lebedev, O M Moiseeva
AIM: to assess clinical and prognostic value of circulating cardiospecific autoantibodies (AAB) and CD4+ T-regulatory cells in patients with myocarditis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included into this study 47 patients with lymphocytic myocarditis verified by analysis of histological and immunohistochemical data. Comparison group consisted of 30 practically healthy persons. Content of marker cardiotropic AAT were measured with the help of standardized immune enzyme test-systems...
June 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289528/clinical-cardiac-regenerative-studies-in-children
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REVIEW
Imre J Pavo, Ina Michel-Behnke
Although the incidence of pediatric heart failure is low, the mortality is relatively high, with severe clinical symptoms requiring repeated hospitalization or intensive care treatment in the surviving patients. Cardiac biopsy specimens have revealed a higher number of resident human cardiac progenitor cells, with greater proliferation and differentiation capacity, in the neonatal period as compared with adults, demonstrating the regeneration potential of the young heart, with rising interest in cardiac regeneration therapy in critically ill pediatric patients...
February 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288987/plasma-and-cardiac-galectin-3-in-patients-with-heart-failure-reflects-both-inflammation-and-fibrosis-implications-for-its-use-as-a-biomarker
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Christian Besler, David Lang, Daniel Urban, Karl-Philipp Rommel, Maximilian von Roeder, Karl Fengler, Stephan Blazek, Reinhard Kandolf, Karin Klingel, Holger Thiele, Axel Linke, Gerhard Schuler, Volker Adams, Philipp Lurz
BACKGROUND: Galectin (Gal)-3 is a β-galactoside-binding lectin and currently intensely studied as a biomarker in heart failure. Gal-3 also exerts proinflammatory effects, at least in extracardiac tissues. Objective of this study was to characterize the relationship of plasma and myocardial Gal-3 levels with cardiac fibrosis and inflammation in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy and inflammatory cardiomyopathy (iCMP). METHODS AND RESULTS: Endomyocardial biopsies and blood samples were obtained from patients with newly diagnosed cardiomyopathy and clinical suspicion of myocarditis...
March 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285286/necrotizing-polyarteritis-nodosa-like-vasculitis-in-a-child-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#15
Ritambhra Nada, Joseph L Matthews, Sagar Bhattad, Anju Gupta, Surjit Singh
A 10-year-old child presented with prolonged fever, lymphadenopathy, weight loss, oral ulcers, alopecia and parotitis. She later developed arterial thrombosis, poly-serositis, nephritis, myocarditis, sacro-ilitis, autoimmune hemolytic anemia and refractory thrombocytopenia. Though anti-dsDNA was negative, she was diagnosed to have systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Terminally, she had pulmonary symptoms and succumbed to her illness. The autopsy showed lupus nephritis-Class II, polyserositis, myocarditis, inflammatory myositis, immune mediated vasculitis involving renal, coronary, pancreatic, adrenal, dermal and intramuscular arteries, and pulmonary hemorrhages and edema...
February 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285268/cardiac-manifestations-of-parasitic-diseases
#16
REVIEW
Maria Carmo P Nunes, Milton Henriques Guimarães Júnior, Adriana Costa Diamantino, Claudio Leo Gelape, Teresa Cristina Abreu Ferrari
The heart may be affected directly or indirectly by a variety of protozoa and helminths. This involvement may manifest in different ways, but the syndromes resulting from impairment of the myocardium and pericardium are the most frequent. The myocardium may be invaded by parasites that trigger local inflammatory response with subsequent myocarditis or cardiomyopathy, as occurs in Chagas disease, African trypanosomiasis, toxoplasmosis, trichinellosis and infection with free-living amoebae. In amoebiasis and echinococcosis, the pericardium is the structure most frequently involved with consequent pericardial effusion, acute pericarditis, cardiac tamponade or constrictive pericarditis...
March 11, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283071/comparison-of-myocardial-damage-among-dogs-at-different-stages-of-clinical-leishmaniasis-and-dogs-with-idiopathic-chronic-kidney-disease
#17
L Martínez-Hernández, D Casamian-Sorrosal, R Barrera-Chacón, J M Cuesta-Gerveno, S Belinchón-Lorenzo, L C Gómez Nieto, F J Duque-Carrasco
Canine leishmaniasis (CanL) is a systemic disease caused by the protozoan parasite Leishmania infantum. Myocarditis in CanL has been described previously in CanL by histopathological analysis of post-mortem specimens and by evaluation of cardiac troponin I (cTnI) levels. However, the degree of myocardial damage at different stages of CanL and the role that concurrent azotaemia plays in this myocardial injury are unknown. The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate and compare the presence of myocardial injury in dogs at different stages of clinical CanL and in dogs with severe idiopathic chronic kidney disease (CKD) by measuring cTnI...
March 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279666/pediatric-heart-failure-a-practical-guide-to-diagnosis-and-management
#18
REVIEW
Daniele Masarone, Fabio Valente, Marta Rubino, Rossella Vastarella, Rita Gravino, Alessandra Rea, Maria Giovanna Russo, Giuseppe Pacileo, Giuseppe Limongelli
Pediatric heart failure represents an important cause of morbidity and mortality in childhood. Currently, there are well-established guidelines for the management of heart failure in the adult population, but an equivalent consensus in children is lacking. In the clinical setting, ensuring an accurate diagnosis and defining etiology is essential to optimal treatment. Diuretics and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition are the first-line therapies, whereas beta-blockers and devices for electric therapy are less used in children than in adults...
February 1, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278207/pa28-modulates-antigen-processing-and-viral-replication-during-coxsackievirus-b3-infection
#19
Dorota Respondek, Martin Voss, Ina Kühlewindt, Karin Klingel, Elke Krüger, Antje Beling
The function of the proteasome is modulated at the level of subunit expression and by association with its regulatory complexes. During coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3) myocarditis, IFN-induced formation of immunoproteasomes (ip) is known to be critical for regulating immune modulating molecules. The function of the IFN-γ-inducible proteasome regulator subunits PA28 α and β, however, in this context was unknown. During viral myocarditis, we found an increased abundance of PA28β subunits in heart tissue. PA28α/β exists in PA28-20S-PA28 and PA700-20S-PA28 hybrid proteasome complexes in cells both with either predominant ip and standard proteasome (sp) expression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275618/extracorporeal-life-support-for-refractory-ventricular-tachycardia
#20
REVIEW
Sujatha P Bhandary, Nicholas Joseph, James P Hofmann, Theodosios Saranteas, Thomas J Papadimos
Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is a very effective bridging therapy in patients with refractory ventricular tachycardia (VT) associated with cardiogenic shock. A moribund patient in extremis, is not amenable to optimization by standard ACC/AHA guidelines. New approaches and novel salvage techniques are necessary to improve outcomes in patients with refractory clinical settings such as malignant ventricular arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, cardiogenic shock and/or pulmonary failure until further management options are explored...
February 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
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