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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088193/invasive-cardiac-lipoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Jason D'Souza, Rajesh Shah, Aamer Abbass, Jeremy R Burt, Aditya Goud, Chanukya Dahagam
BACKGROUND: Cardiac lipomas are rare benign tumors of the heart. They are usually asymptomatic and are thus most often diagnosed on autopsies. Symptoms, when present, depend upon the location within the heart. Typical locations are the endocardium of the right atrium and the left ventricle. Diagnostic modality of choice is cardiac MRI. Treatment guidelines have not yet been established due to the very low prevalence of these tumors and are thus guided by the patient's symptomatology. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of an invasive cardiac lipoma, wherein the initial symptom of the patient was shortness of breath...
January 14, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087181/challenging-the-99th-percentile-a-lower-troponin-cutoff-leads-to-low-mortality-of-chest-pain-patients
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Nils Arne Sörensen, Johannes Tobias Neumann, Francisco Ojeda, Tjark Schwemer, Thomas Renné, Renate B Schnabel, Tanja Zeller, Mahir Karakas, Stefan Blankenberg, Dirk Westermann
BACKGROUND: Rule-out of non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction is based on consecutive measurements of cardiac troponins using the 99th percentile of the respective assay as cutoff. The new ESC guidelines alternatively offer rapid 1h algorithms with lower cutoffs than the 99th percentile for rule-out of non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction. We aimed to compare a recently introduced 1h algorithm based on a high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-TnI) cutoff of 6ng/L at 0h and 1h to the current standard of care using the 99th percentile (27ng/L) as cutoff with reference to follow-up events in a large chest pain cohort...
December 27, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063854/hospital-admissions-for-chest-pain-associated-with-cocaine-use-in-the-united-states
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Vikas Singh, Alex P Rodriguez, Badal Thakkar, Ghamshyambhai R Savani, Nileshkumar J Patel, Apurva O Badheka, Mauricio G Cohen, Carlos E Alfonso, Raul D Mitrani, Juan Viles-Gonzalez, Jeffrey J Goldberger
BACKGROUND: The outcomes related to chest pain associated with cocaine use and its burden on healthcare system are not well studied. METHODS: Data were collected from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2001 - 2012). Subjects were identified by using the ICD-9-CM codes. Primary outcome was a composite of mortality, myocardial infarction, stroke and cardiac arrest. RESULTS: We identified 363,143 admissions for cocaine induced chest pain. Mean age was 44...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062631/rule-in-and-rule-out-of-myocardial-infarction-using-cardiac-troponin-and-glycemic-biomarkers-in-patients-with-symptoms-suggestive-of-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Colleen Shortt, Jinhui Ma, Natasha Clayton, Jonathan Sherbino, Richard Whitlock, Guillaume Pare, Stephen A Hill, Matthew McQueen, Shamir R Mehta, P J Devereaux, Andrew Worster, Peter A Kavsak
BACKGROUND: Early rule-in/rule-out of myocardial infarction (MI) in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) is important for patient care and resource allocation. Given that dysglycemia is a strong risk factor for MI, we sought to explore and compare different combinations of cardiac troponin (cTn) cutoffs with glycemic markers for the early rule-in/rule-out of MI. METHODS: We included ED patients (n = 1137) with symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who had cTnI, high-sensitivity cTnI (hs-cTnI), hs-cTnT, glucose, and hemoglobin A1c (Hb A1c) measurements...
January 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062614/myocardial-infarction-type-2-and-myocardial-injury
#5
REVIEW
Yader Sandoval, Kristian Thygesen
BACKGROUND: The development and implementation of sensitive and high-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays has not only expedited the early ruling in and ruling out of acute myocardial infarction, but has also contributed to the identification of patients at risk for myocardial injury with necrosis, as confirmed by the presence of cardiac troponin concentrations above the 99th percentile. Myocardial injury with necrosis may occur either in the presence of overt ischemia from myocardial infarction, or in the absence of overt ischemia from myocardial injury accompanying other conditions...
January 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062612/cardiac-troponin-assays-guide-to-understanding-analytical-characteristics-and-their-impact-on-clinical-care
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REVIEW
Fred S Apple, Yader Sandoval, Allan S Jaffe, Jordi Ordonez-Llanos
BACKGROUND: Cardiac troponin I (cTnI) and cardiac troponin T (cTnT) determinations are fixtures in clinical practice and research. Cardiac troponin testing has been the standard of practice for the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), early rule-out, risk stratification, and outcomes assessment in patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and non-ACS myocardial injury. We recognize from reading the literature over the past several years how poorly understood the analytical characteristics are for cTnI and cTnT assays by laboratorians, clinicians, and scientists who use these assays...
January 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039229/the-role-of-diastolic-stress-testing-in-the-evaluation-for-hfpef-a-simultaneous-invasive-echocardiographic-study
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Masaru Obokata, Garvan C Kane, Yogesh N V Reddy, Thomas P Olson, Vojtech Melenovsky, Barry A Borlaug
BACKGROUND: -Diagnosis of heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is challenging and relies largely on demonstration of elevated cardiac filling pressures (pulmonary capillary wedge pressure, PCWP). Current guidelines recommend use of natriuretic peptides (NT-proBNP) and rest/exercise echocardiography (E/e' ratio) to make this determination. Data to support this practice is conflicting. METHODS: -Simultaneous echocardiographic-catheterization studies were prospectively conducted at rest and during exercise in subjects with invasively-proven HFpEF (n=50) and participants with dyspnea but no identifiable cardiac pathology (n=24)...
December 30, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034899/comparison-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-early-rule-out-pathways-for-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Andrew R Chapman, Atul Anand, Jasper Boeddinghaus, Amy V Ferry, Dennis Sandeman, Philip D Adamson, Jack P Andrews, Stephanie Tan, Sheun F Cheng, Michelle D'Souza, Kate Orme, Fiona E Strachan, Thomas Nestelberger, Raphael Twerenbold, Patrick Badertscher, Tobias Reichlin, Alasdair Gray, Anoop S V Shah, Christian Mueller, David E Newby, Nicholas L Mills
BACKGROUND: -High-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays enable myocardial infarction to be ruled out earlier, but the optimal approach is uncertain. We compared the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) rule-out pathway, with a pathway that incorporates lower cardiac troponin concentrations to risk stratify patients. METHODS: -Patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (n=1,218) underwent high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I measurement at presentation, 3 and 6 or 12 hours...
December 29, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012882/out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-without-return-of-spontaneous-circulation-in-the-field-who-are-the-survivors
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Yan Xiong, Hong Zhan, Yuanzheng Lu, Kaipan Guan, Ngozi Okoro, Denise Mitchell, Megan Dwyer, Auna Leatham, Gilberto Salazar, Xiaoxing Liao, Ahamed Idris
BACKGROUND: Return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) in the field is a vital determinant contributing to survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). However, nearly one third of survivors at the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) site did not obtain ROSC in the field. METHODS: A retrospective, observational analysis was performed on all adult patients with non-traumatic OHCA treated on scene and transported to hospital, who did not gain ROSC in the field at DFW ROC site between 2006 through 2011...
December 21, 2016: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005512/cardiac-mr-imaging-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-application-and-image-interpretation
#10
Farhood Saremi
Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a frequent cause of hospitalization and coronary interventions. Cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is an increasingly used technique for initial work-up of chest pain and early post-reperfusion and follow-up evaluation of ACS to identify patients at high risk of further cardiac events. Cardiac MR imaging can evaluate with accuracy a variety of prognostic indicators of myocardial damage, including regional myocardial dysfunction, infarct distribution, infarct size, myocardium at risk, microvascular obstruction, and intramyocardial hemorrhage in both acute setting and later follow-up examinations...
January 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005450/the-ecg-in-the-differential-diagnosis-between-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-and-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Federico Guerra, Irene Giannini, Alessandro Capucci
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is an acquired cardiomyopathy affecting mostly postmenopausal women mimicking an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). TC clinical presentation involves chest pain, elevated cardiac enzymes, wall motion abnormalities and electrocardiographic changes, all of which share striking similarities to ACS. Areas covered: Differential diagnosis between TC and ACS can be complex since there are no reliable and widely-accepted electrocardiographic criteria and, at the moment, only coronary angiography can rule out one of the two diagnoses with good certainty...
December 29, 2016: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003419/47-year-old-female-with-an-apical-mass
#12
Jack Andrews, Christopher Ce Lang, Marc Dweck
CLINICAL INTRODUCTION: A 47-year-old female with no medical history presented with a sudden collapse. Physical examination, chest X-ray and high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I were normal, however ECG demonstrated anterior T-wave inversion. CT pulmonary angiography was performed which ruled out pulmonary embolism but revealed a non-calcified, homogenous mass at the left ventricular (LV) apex. It was not clear whether this mass was intramyocardial or pericardial. Transthoracic echocardiography confirmed the apical mass but was unable to establish its aetiology...
December 21, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002165/improving-prediction-of-postoperative-myocardial-infarction-with-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-t-and-nt-probnp
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Michael Kopec, Andreas Duma, Mohammad A Helwani, Jamie Brown, Frank Brown, Brian F Gage, David W Gibson, J Philip Miller, Eric Novak, Allan S Jaffe, Fred S Apple, Mitchell G Scott, Peter Nagele
BACKGROUND: This study sought to determine whether preoperatively measured high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) improve cardiac risk prediction in patients undergoing major noncardiac surgery compared with the standard risk indices. METHODS: In this ancillary study to the Vitamins in Nitrous Oxide trial, patients were included who had preoperative hs-cTnT and NT-proBNP measured (n = 572). Study outcome was the incidence of postoperative myocardial infarction (MI) within the first 3 postoperative days...
February 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998300/is-increased-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-the-culprit-autoresuscitation-in-a-44-year-old-man-after-prolonged-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-a-case-report
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Henning Hagmann, Katrin Oelmann, Robert Stangl, Guido Michels
BACKGROUND: The phenomenon of autoresuscitation is rare, yet it is known to most emergency physicians. However, the pathophysiology of the delayed return of spontaneous circulation remains enigmatic. Among other causes hyperinflation of the lungs and excessively high positive end-expiratory pressure have been suggested, but reports including cardiopulmonary monitoring during cardiopulmonary resuscitation are scarce to support this hypothesis. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of autoresuscitation in a 44-year-old white man after 80 minutes of advanced cardiac life support accompanied by continuous capnometry and repeated evaluation by ultrasound and echocardiography...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958691/triple-rule-out-cardiac-ct-is-it-finally-a-reality
#15
Regina DE LA Mora Cervantes, Carole Dennie
Acute coronary syndrome (ACS), pulmonary embolism and acute aortic syndrome are the most common causes of life threatening chest pain. The triple rule-out CT (TRO CT) has emerged as a technology that can simultaneously visualize the coronary arteries, aorta and pulmonary arteries as well as other intrathoracic structures. It has been proposed as a one-stop imaging modality in patients who present to the emergency department with low to intermediate risk of ACS in whom pulmonary embolism and/or acute aortic syndrome are also considered...
December 13, 2016: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957348/exercise-stress-echocardiography-reveals-systolic-anterior-motion-of-the-mitral-valve-as-a-cause-of-syncopes-in-a-cardiac-amyloidosis-patient
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Tor Skibsted Clemmensen, Henning Mølgaard, Niels Frost Andersen, Steen Baerentzen, Steen Hvitfeldt Poulsen
Patients with cardiac amyloidosis are at increased AV-block and syncope risk. Therefore, a prophylactic pacemaker is often implanted. However, this case illustrates that other mechanisms should be ruled out prior to pacemaker implantation. The patient studied had mitral valve thickening without increased left ventricular outflow track (LVOT) velocity. However, bicycle exercise-stress test with simultaneous echocardiography revealed a stepwise decrease in blood pressure, a substantial increase in the LVOT velocity, and severe systolic anterior motion of the mitral valve...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951539/wellens-syndrome-with-syncope-but-not-chest-pain
#17
Omar Z Yasin, Alberto Rubio-Tapia, Maurice E Sarano
We report the case of a woman in her 70s presenting to the emergency department with syncope, troponemia, and an electrocardiogram with deep symmetric T-wave inversions in V2 and V3 and prolonged QTc. Her presentation was concerning for acute coronary syndrome, Wellens syndrome in particular, given the elevated troponin levels, lack of ST segment changes, and characteristic T-wave findings. The diagnosis was confirmed with angiography that showed a critical left anterior descending (LAD) artery occlusion. Since myocardial infarction does not typically present with syncope, we explored the differential diagnoses for T-wave inversions, which include electrolyte abnormalities, medications, intracranial hemorrhage, pulmonary embolism, and other cardiac diseases that were ruled out in our patient...
December 13, 2016: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931558/time-to-shift-from-contemporary-to-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-in-diagnosis-of-acute-coronary-syndromes
#18
REVIEW
Jamshed J Dalal, C K Ponde, Brian Pinto, C N Srinivas, Joy Thomas, Sunil Kumar Modi, Sanjay Mehta, Suvin Shetty, Manimarane, Bhupen Desai
Early rule-in and rule-out of non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) is a challenge. In patients with inconclusive findings on ECG, cardiac biomarkers play a crucial role in the diagnosis. The introduction of the new high-sensitive cardiac troponin test (hs-TnI assay) has changed the landscape of NSTEMI diagnosis. The new hs-TnI assay can detect troponin values at a lower level compared with a contemporary cardiac troponin (cTn) assay. The hs-cTnI assay has a coefficient of variation of ≤10%, well below the 99th percentile value...
November 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927227/adult-termination-of-resuscitation-tor-criteria-may-not-be-suitable-for-children-a-retrospective-analysis
#19
Victoria Maria Rotering, Sonja Trepels-Kottek, Konrad Heimann, Jörg-Christian Brokmann, Thorsten Orlikowsky, Mark Schoberer
BACKGROUND: Only a small number of patients survive out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest (OHCA). The duration of CPR varies considerably and transportation of patients under CPR is often unsuccessful. Termination-of-resuscitation (TOR)-criteria aim to preclude futile resuscitation efforts. Our goal was to find out to which extent existing TOR-criteria can be transferred to paediatric OHCA-patients with special regard to their prognostic value. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of an eleven-year single centre patient cohort...
December 7, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925367/transient-severe-tricuspid-regurgitation-after-transplantation-of-an-extremely-oversized-donor-heart-in-a-child-does-size-matter-a-case-report
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J Birnbaum, S M Ulrich, R Schramm, C Hagl, A Lehner, M Fischer, N A Haas, B Heineking
In pediatric heart transplantation, the size of the donor organ is an important criterion for organ allocation. Oversized donor hearts are often accepted with good results, but some complications in relation to a high donor-recipient ratio have been described. Our patient was transplanted for progressive heart failure in dilated cardiomyopathy. The donor-to-recipient weight ratio was 3 (donor weight 65 kg, recipient weight 22 kg). The intra-operative echocardiography before chest closure showed excellent cardiac function, no tricuspid valve regurgitation, and a normal central venous pressure...
December 7, 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
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