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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417490/myocardial-bridge-of-the-left-anterior-descending-artery
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Ahmet Arnaz, Serdar Akansel, Yusuf Yalcinbas, Tayyar Sarioglu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399979/efficacy-of-short-term-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-after-implantation-of-second-generation-drug-eluting-stents-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
#2
Huang Peisen, Yu Yuan, Han Xikun, Yang Yuejin
Objective The benefit of short-term dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) following second-generation drug-eluting stents implantation has not been systematically evaluated. To bridge the knowledge gap, we did a meta-analysis to assess the efficacy of ≤6 months versus ≥12 months DAPT among patients with second-generation drug-eluting stents.Methods We searched online databases and identified randomized controlled trials that assess the clinical impact of short-term DAPT (≤6 months) published before March 3, 2016...
April 10, 2017: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379902/cangrelor-a-new-route-for-p2y12-inhibition
#3
Alexandra M Sible, James J Nawarskas
Antiplatelet therapy with a P2Y12 inhibitor is a key component of treatment for patients with acute coronary syndromes undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. Before the development of cangrelor (Kengreal, The Medicines Company, Parsippany, NJ), only oral P2Y12 inhibitors were available. Cangrelor is a reversible P2Y12 inhibitor that is administered as an intravenous infusion, and its quick onset and offset make it an appealing option for antiplatelet therapy, particularly for patients who are unable to take oral medications...
May 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373781/the-prevalence-of-coronary-artery-anomalies-in-qassim-province-detected-by-cardiac-computed-tomography-angiography
#4
Osama A Smettei, Sawsan Sayed, Rami M Abazid
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery anomalies (CAAs) affect about 1% of the general population based on invasive coronary angiography (ICA) data, computed tomography angiography (CTA) enables better visualization of the origin, course, relation to the adjacent structures, and termination of CAAs compared to ICA. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our work is to estimate the frequency of CAAs in Qassim province among patients underwent cardiac CTA at Prince Sultan Cardiac Center. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of the CTA data of 2235 patients between 2009 and 2015...
April 2017: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275618/extracorporeal-life-support-for-refractory-ventricular-tachycardia
#5
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261505/augmenting-function-for-infarction-from-infection-impella-2-5-for-ischemic-cardiogenic-shock-complicating-sepsis
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Praveen George, Mukta C Srivastava, Jonathan Ludmir, Robert M Reed, Semhar Z Tewelde, Anuj Gupta, Michael T McCurdy
Cardiac dysfunction is a common complication of sepsis in individuals with preexisting coronary disease and portends a poor prognosis when progressing to ischemic cardiogenic shock. In this setting, maximal medical therapy in isolation is often inadequate to maintain cardiac output for patients who are poor candidates for immediate revascularization. Furthermore, the use of vasopressors and inotropes increases myocardial demand and may lead to further injury. Percutaneous ventricular assist devices provide a viable option for management of severe shock with multiorgan failure...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251167/myocardial-bridge-and-acute-plaque-rupture
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Leor Perl, David Daniels, Jonathan Schwartz, Shige Tanaka, Alan Yeung, Jennifer A Tremmel, Ingela Schnittger
A myocardial bridge (MB) is a common anatomic variant, most frequently located in the left anterior descending coronary artery, where a portion of the coronary artery is covered by myocardium. Importantly, MBs are known to result in a proximal atherosclerotic lesion. It has recently been postulated that these lesions predispose patients to acute coronary events, even in cases of otherwise low-risk patients. One such mechanism may involve acute plaque rupture. In this article, we report 2 cases of patients with MBs who presented with acute coronary syndromes despite having low cardiovascular risk...
October 2016: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228389/stress-cardiomyopathy-in-a-patient-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-and-myocardial-bridging
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Miguel Benavides, Juan M Vinardell, Ivan Arenas, Orlando Santana
Stress cardiomyopathy is an acquired cardiomyopathy of unknown aetiology. It usually occurs in women over the age of 70 who have experienced physical or emotional stress. It is most commonly characterised by a transient, left ventricular systolic dysfunction in the apical portion and hyperkinesia in the basal segments, without obstructive coronary artery disease. Its association with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and myocardial bridging is rare. Herein, we present such a case.
February 21, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214966/anomalous-coronary-arteries-and-myocardial-bridges-risk-stratification-in-children-using-novel-cardiac-catheterization-techniques
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Hitesh Agrawal, Silvana Molossi, Mahboob Alam, S Kristen Sexson-Tejtel, Carlos M Mery, E Dean McKenzie, Charles D Fraser, Athar M Qureshi
The evaluation of the vast majority of children with anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA) and/or myocardial bridges is performed with non-invasive testing. However, a subset of these patients may benefit from invasive testing for risk stratification. All patients included in the Coronary Anomalies Program (CAP) at Texas Children's Hospital who underwent cardiac catheterization were included. Techniques included selective coronary angiograms (SCA), intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), and fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurements with provocative testing using adenosine and/or dobutamine infusions...
March 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153356/mechanical-circulatory-support-for-end-stage-heart-failure
#10
Alain Combes
Mechanical circulatory assistance has become a frequent therapeutic option for patients with advanced heart failure. For patients with acute cardiogenic shock and impaired organ function, short-term assistance with venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is the leading therapeutic option. It enables a "bridge to decision-making" i.e. withdrawal of the device after myocardial recovery or after recognition of therapeutic futility, or as a bridge-to-transplantation or to long-term mechanical support. For Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) class 2-6 patients, implantation of a long-term ventricular assist-device (VAD) should be considered before progression to multiple organ failure if heart transplantation is not a first-line option...
April 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096838/a-rare-case-of-myocardial-bridge-involving-left-anterior-descending-obtuse-marginal-and-ramus-intermediate-coronary-arteries
#11
Tuncay Kiris, Diyar Koprulu, Muzaffer Elmali, Gonul Zeren, Guney Erdogan
Myocardial bridging, a congenital coronary anomaly, is a cluster of myocardial fibers crossing over the epicardial coronary arteries. It is most frequently seen in the left anterior descending artery (LAD), and rarely involves the circumflex (CX) and right coronary artery (RCA). We report a patient with an unusual coronary bridge crossing over the left anterior descending, obtuse marginal and ramus intermediate branches. The patient presented with exercise-induced angina pectoris that was relieved with medical therapy...
December 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095452/influence-of-mechanical-circulatory-support-on-endothelin-receptor-expression-in-human-left-ventricular-myocardium-from-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-dcm
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Florian Gärtner, Getu Abraham, Astrid Kassner, Daniela Baurichter, Hendrik Milting
BACKGROUND: In terminal failing hearts ventricular assist devices (VAD) are implanted as a bridge to transplantation. Endothelin receptor (ETR) antagonists are used for treatment of secondary pulmonary hypertension in VAD patients. However, the cardiac ETR regulation in human heart failure and during VAD support is incompletely understood. METHODS: In paired left ventricular samples of 12 dilated cardiomyopathy patients we investigated the density of endothelin A (ETA) and B (ETB) receptors before VAD implantation and after device removal...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087265/myocardial-relaxation-is-accelerated-by-fast-stretch-not-reduced-afterload
#13
Charles S Chung, Charles W Hoopes, Kenneth S Campbell
Fast relaxation of cross-bridge generated force in the myocardium facilitates efficient diastolic function. Recently published research studying mechanisms that modulate the relaxation rate has focused on molecular factors. Mechanical factors have received less attention since the 1980s when seminal work established the theory that reducing afterload accelerates the relaxation rate. Clinical trials using afterload reducing drugs, partially based on this theory, have thus far failed to improve outcomes for patients with diastolic dysfunction...
February 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073988/posteromedial-papillary-muscle-rupture-due-to-squeezing-of-the-left-anterior-descending-coronary-artery
#14
Kaoru Hattori, Kozo Fukui, Nobuaki Suzuki, Kazuo Ito
An unusual case of posteromedial papillary muscle (PPM) rupture due to isolated left anterior descending (LAD) artery ischaemia, associated with severe myocardial bridge contraction, is presented. The unusual blood supply to the PPM was associated with its apical origin and apex-forming LAD.
April 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065231/impact-of-myocardial-bridge-mural-coronary-artery-on-myocardial-blood-supply
#15
Xin-Bin Zhao, Yu Fu, Xiao-Bo Dong, Zhi Qi
Objective To explore the impact of myocardial bridge-mural coronary artery (MB-MCA) on myocardial blood supply. Methods The imaging data of 74 patients with the isolate MB in the left anterior descending artery undergoing 256-slice CT coronary angiography and myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) were retrospectively analyzed. The subjects were divided into incomplete and complete MB types. The length of MB and the systolic stenosis degree of MCA were measured.The type and length of MB and the systolic stenosis degree of MCA (according to Noble grade) were compared between the normal and abnormal MPI groups...
December 20, 2016: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040759/novel-application-of-a-percutaneous-left-ventricular-assist-device-as-a-bridge-to-transplant-in-a-paediatric-patient-with-severe-heart-failure-due-to-viral-myocarditis
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Paul Perry, Elizabeth David, Broadus Atkins, Gary Raff
A 13-year obese female with suspected viral myocarditis presented with acute decompensated heart failure. Due to her body habitus, she was a poor candidate for immediate heart transplantation. A peripherally inserted left ventricular assist device (LVAD) was implanted via the right axillary artery. Following device insertion the patient experienced rapid improvement in symptoms. The LVAD provided effective left ventricular unloading for 50 days, promoting myocardial recovery and maintaining excellent patient performance status...
December 31, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039126/are-olympic-athletes-free-from-cardiovascular-diseases-systematic-investigation-in-2352-participants-from-athens-2004-to-sochi-2014
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Antonio Pelliccia, Paolo Emilio Adami, Filippo Quattrini, Maria Rosaria Squeo, Stefano Caselli, Luisa Verdile, Viviana Maestrini, Fernando Di Paolo, Cataldo Pisicchio, Roberto Ciardo, Antonio Spataro
CONTEXT: Olympic athletes represent model of success in our society, by enduring strenuous conditioning programmes and achieving astonishing performances. They also raise scientific and clinical interest, with regard to medical care and prevalence of cardiovascular (CV) abnormalities. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to assess the prevalence and type of CV abnormalities in this selected athlete's cohort. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: 2352 Olympic athletes, mean age 25±6, 64% men, competing in 31 summer or 15 winter sports, were examined with history, physical examination, 12-lead and exercise ECG and echocardiography...
February 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031643/dynamic-systolic-compression-of-the-left-anterior-descending-coronary-artery-by-a-postinfarction-dyskinetic-left-ventricular-aneurysm
#18
Pinar Dogan, Fatih Oksuz, Enis Grbovic, Ozcan Ozeke, Omac Tufekcioglu
Dynamic systolic compression of the coronary arteries is almost always due to the existence of myocardial bridging that is most commonly localized in the middle segment of the left anterior descending coronary artery. However, it has rarely been reported in patients with pericardial adhesions, tumor, foreign body, or pseudoaneurysms. Only rare case reports exist regarding dynamic coronary compression by a dyskinetic left ventricular aneurysm. We present a patient with a myocardial bridge-like systolic compression of the distal left anterior descending caused by postinfarction dyskinetic left ventricular aneurysm...
December 2016: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007148/left-anterior-descending-artery-myocardial-bridging-a-clinical-approach
#19
REVIEW
Giuseppe Tarantini, Federico Migliore, Filippo Cademartiri, Chiara Fraccaro, Sabino Iliceto
A myocardial bridge (MB) is the term for the muscle overlying the intramyocardial segment of the epicardial coronary artery (referred to as a tunneled artery). Although MBs can be found in any epicardial artery, most of them involve the left anterior descending artery. These congenital coronary anomalies have long been recognized anatomically, and are traditionally considered a benign condition; however, the association between myocardial ischemia and MBs has increased their clinical relevance. This review summarizes the prevalence, pathophysiology, and diagnostic findings, including morphological, functional assessment, and treatment of patients with MB involving the left anterior descending artery, suggesting a pragmatic clinical approach to this entity...
December 27, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27969972/tct-600-impact-of-myocardial-bridging-on-atherosclerotic-plaque-vulnerability-assessed-by-oct
#20
Ryotaro Yamada, Teruyoshi Kume, Yutaka Goryo, Terumasa Koyama, Kenzo Fukuhara, Yasuhiko Kamata, Yusuke Kobayashi, Hiroshi Okamoto, Yoji Neishi, Shiro Uemura
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
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