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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299808/pneumopericardium-as-a-rare-complication-after-esophagopericardial-fistula
#1
Hai-Qin Liao, Dan Zhou, Quan-Liang Shang, Yi-Fan Shi, Ming Zhang
Pneumopericardium is a rare clinical entity which is often complicated by trauma. Pneumoperdicardium resulting after esophagopericardial fistula is much rarer. We present a case of pneumopericardium as the complication of esophagopericardial fistula in a 53-year-old man. After undergoing radiotherapy for 26 times, the patient got a fever and an unspecified thoracic pain. Echocardiography showed the rectilinear echoes in the pericardium. Chest computed tomography revealed pneumopericardium, pericardial effusion, recurrence of lung cancer, and pneumonia in right lower and left lung...
March 16, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292545/adding-fuel-to-the-fire-coronary-artery-dissection-complicating-blunt-chest-trauma
#2
Ankit Maheshwari, Thenappan Thenappan, Gladwin Das
A 21year-old male presented to the emergency department with 6 h of atypical chest pain after suffering blunt chest trauma. His electrocardiogram revealed 1-1.5mm ST segment elevation in leads V1-V3 with reciprocal depressions in II, III, and aVF. Mid-anterior wall akinesis was observed on echocardiography associated with an estimated left ventricular ejection fraction of 40%. A left main coronary artery dissection was diagnosed and treated surgically with a bypass graft. Although rare, coronary dissections can be a catastrophic complication of chest trauma...
March 7, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277270/-heart-failure-provoked-by-a-pacemaker-lead-induced-tricuspid-stenosis
#3
E Chaudesaygues, M Ferrini, B Ritz
Tricuspid stenosis (TS) is an uncommon complication of ventricular pacemaker implantation. Mechanisms described by the literature are ventricular inflow obstruction by tricuspid vegetations (endocarditis) or multiple pacemaker leads and fibrosis secondary to mechanical trauma, accounting for perforation or laceration of the TV leaflets, or adherence between redundant loops and valve tissue. We present the case of iatrogenic tricuspid stenosis, observed in a 77-year-old man. Extrinsic tricuspid valve stenosis was detected by transthoracic echocardiography...
October 26, 2016: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250969/mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-alleviating-sepsis-induced-mice-cardiac-dysfunction-via-inhibition-of-mtorc1-p70s6k-signal-pathway
#4
Wei Huang, Wensi Fan, Yabin Wang, Dong Han, Xiujuan Li, Shuang Li, Congye Li, Bin Xu, Yuesheng Huang, Xiaobin Fu, Feng Cao
Sepsis-induced cardiac dysfunction remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients suffered from severe trauma. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) -based treatment has been verified as a promising approach to mitigate the sepsis-induced cardiac dysfunction, but the mechanism is still ambiguous. Thus, our study was designed to explore the potential role of MSCs in sepsis-induced cardiac dysfunction. In vivo bioluminescence imaging revealed 80% acute donor cell death of bone marrow-derived MSCs (BM-MSCs) within 3 days after transplantation...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225378/traumatic-ventricular-septal-defect-in-a-1-year-old-boy-after-accidental-chest-compression-by-an-adult
#5
Huang-Wei Wu, Jen-Hung Chien, Ken-Pen Weng, Chu-Chuan Lin, Bo-Hau Chen, Shih-Ming Huang, Yu-Chi Hung
We report a 1-year-old boy with a delayed diagnosis of traumatic ventricular septal defect (VSD) related to chest compression. His cardiac function was stable after adequate medical treatment. Spontaneous closure of traumatic VSD occurred to this patient at the age of 4 years. This is a rare case of traumatic VSD associated with accidental chest compression, which is similar to rupture of the ventricular septum after blunt chest trauma. It should be kept in mind that traumatic VSD and concomitant thoracic injuries can develop during chest compression...
February 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213997/echocardiographic-correlates-are-associated-with-in-hospital-mortality-in-trauma-and-burn-patients
#6
Duraid Younan, Russell Griffin, Donald Reiff, Jeffrey Richey, Eric Schinnerer, Jean-Francois Pittet, Ahmed Zaky
BACKGROUND: The role of echocardiographic indices of preload and contractility in predicting outcomes is unknown. We report the association of end diastolic area (EDA) and fractional area of change (FAC) with mortality in a cohort of trauma and burn patients. METHODS: Data on 86 patients admitted to a tertiary care center between July 2013 and July 2015 were reviewed. The association between abnormal EDA and FAC and adverse clinical outcomes was tested using exact logistic regression analysis...
February 9, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179972/septic-shock-of-unknown-origin-a-case-report-of-a-pseudoaneurysm-of-the-mitral-aortic-intervalvular-fibrosa
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Julio Gil, Hugo Antunes, Bruno Marmelo, Luis Abreu, Maria Luisa Goncalves, Luis Ferreira Dos Santos, Jose Costa Cabral
Pseudoaneurysm of the mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa (P-MAIVF) is a rare complication of infective endocarditis and trauma, particularly of aortic valve surgery. Clinical symptoms are usually unspecific and generally due to complications. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is the most commonly used exam to diagnose P-MAIVF. The main echocardiographic feature is the presence of a cavity communicating with the left ventricular outflow tract that expands during systole and collapses during diastole. Most frequent complications are formation of a fistulous tract and compression of adjacent structures...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164016/isolated-rupture-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-following-blunt-chest-trauma-a-case-report-and-systematic-review-of-literature
#8
Hemindermeet Singh, Sajid Ali, Faraz Khan Luni, Fayyaz Hashmi, Mohammed Taleb
Blunt trauma to chest cause injury to various cardiac structures. Isolated rupture of aortic valve without aortic dissection is rare complication of blunt chest trauma and can be caused by a tear or avulsion of the valve. We report a case of a 35-year-old male who presented with severe aortic insufficiency due to rupture of a non-infected congenital bicuspid aortic valve following non-penetrating chest trauma. The diagnosis was suggested by echocardiography and was confirmed by intra-operative and histological findings...
February 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163433/congenital-pseudoaneurysm-of-mitral-aortic-intervalvular-fibrosa-masquerading-as-left-atrial-mass-in-fetal-life
#9
Shanthi Chidambarathanu, Vijayalakshmi Raja, Indrani Suresh
A 28-week-old fetus was detected to have a single left atrial mass in prenatal ultrasound. Postnatal echocardiography showed an aneurysm between the anterior mitral leaflet and aortic valve, to the left of atrioventricular junction and communicating with the left ventricle through a narrow mouth. It probably originated from the mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrous tissue and an inherent weakness at this site might be the cause. Reported cases of pseudoaneurysm of mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa and subvalvular ventricular aneurysms seen following infective endocarditis, surgery, or trauma seem to have a similar anatomical background...
January 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150060/rupture-of-the-right-upper-pulmonary-vein-and-left-atrium-caused-by-blunt-chest-trauma
#10
Motoo Osaka, Ryo Nagai, Tadashi Koishizawa
A 49-year-old man was transferred to our hospital by ambulance due to blunt chest trauma sustained in a car accident. Echocardiography and enhanced computed tomography showed hemopericardium without other vital organ damage. Emergent surgery was performed under strong suspicion of traumatic cardiac rupture. Careful inspection showed a rupture of the right upper pulmonary vein at the junction of the left atrium, a laceration of the inferior vena cava, and a left-side pericardium rupture, and they were repaired with running 4-0 polypropylene suture...
February 1, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107308/acute-right-heart-failure-after-hemorrhagic-shock-and-trauma-pneumonectomy-a-management-approach-a-blinded-randomized-controlled-animal-trial-using-inhaled-nitric-oxide
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Andrea L Lubitz, Lars O Sjoholm, Amy Goldberg, Abhijit Pathak, Thomas Santora, Thomas E Sharp, Markus Wallner, Remus M Berretta, Lauren A Poole, Jichuan Wu, Marla R Wolfson
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic shock and pneumonectomy causes an acute increase in pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR). The increase in PVR and right ventricular (RV) afterload leads to acute RV failure, thus reducing left ventricular (LV) preload and output. Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) lowers PVR by relaxing pulmonary arterial smooth muscle without remarkable systemic vascular effects. We hypothesized that with hemorrhagic shock and pneumonectomy, iNO can be used to decrease PVR and mitigate right heart failure...
February 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097187/intraoperative-epiaortic-ultrasound-for-traumatic-pseudoaneurysm-of-the-ascending-aorta
#12
Michelle Eddins, Marco Aguirre, Jonathan Price, Michael Wait, Pietro Bajona
Epiaortic ultrasound is an imaging modality that is commonly used to evaluate the ascending aorta for atheroma and other mural lesions during elective cardiac surgery. Its use in contained aortic rupture has not been established. We present a case of thoracic trauma with contained pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta. At operation, the precise location of the aortic tear could not be identified by visual inspection, manual palpation, or transesophageal echocardiography. Epiaortic ultrasound was employed and the aortic defect was identified and successfully repaired...
June 2016: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062267/constrictive-pericarditis-a-practical-clinical-approach
#13
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William R Miranda, Jae K Oh
Constrictive pericarditis (CP) represents a form of severe diastolic heart failure (HF), secondary to a noncompliant pericardium. The true prevalence of CP is unknown but it is observed in 0.2-0.4% of patients who have undergone cardiac surgery or have had pericardial trauma or inflammation due to a variety of etiologies. Despite its poor prognosis if untreated, CP is a potentially curable disease and surgical pericardiectomy can now be performed at low perioperative mortality in tertiary centers with surgical expertise in pericardial diseases...
January 3, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041756/trauma-induced-acute-myocardial-infarction-due-to-delayed-dissection-of-the-left-anterior-descending-coronary-artery
#14
Magdalena Wilczynska-Golonka, Pawel Rostoff, Aleksander Siniarski, Agnieszka Skrzypek, Andrzej Gackowski, Ewa Konduracka, Jadwiga Nessler
Acute myocardial infarction is a very rare, life-threatening complication of blunt chest trauma. A 27-year-old man with no previous medical history was admitted to the emergency department due to multiple trauma following a car accident. After 48h following the accident, the patient's condition rapidly deteriorated, with severe dyspnea at rest, tachycardia, and increasing chest pain. A 12-lead ECG showed a sinus tachycardia at 120bpm with significant ST-segment elevation in leads V1 to V5, pathologic Q wave in I, aVL, and QS complex in leads V1 to V4...
December 27, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989537/delayed-cardiac-tamponade-a-rare-but-life-threatening-complication-of-catheter-ablation
#15
Elizabeth Yetter, Jared Brazg, Diane Del Valle, Laura Mulvey, Eitan Dickman
Delayed cardiac tamponade (DCT) is a rare and life-threatening complication of catheter ablation performed as a treatment of atrial fibrillation, with few cases described in the medical literature. We present the case of a 57year-old man presenting with DCT 61days following a catheter ablation procedure. To the best of our knowledge, this is the most delayed case of cardiac tamponade (CT) following catheter ablation described in the literature. We also discuss the importance of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) in the diagnosis and treatment of CT...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943410/number-of-weeks-rotating-in-the-emergency-department-has-a-greater-effect-on-ultrasound-milestone-competency-than-a-dedicated-ultrasound-rotation
#16
Courtney M Smalley, Molly Thiessen, Richard Byyny, Alyrene Dorey, Bryan McNair, John L Kendall
OBJECTIVES: Ultrasound (US) is vital to modern emergency medicine (EM). Across residencies, there is marked variability in US training. The "goal-directed focused US" part of the Milestones Project states that trainees must correctly acquire and interpret images to achieve a level 3 milestone. Standardized methods by which programs teach these skills have not been established. Our goal was to determine whether residents could achieve level 3 with or without a dedicated US rotation. METHODS: Thirty-three first- and second-year residents were assigned to control (no rotation) and intervention (US rotation) groups...
December 10, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942784/-introduction-of-prehospital-emergency-ultrasound-into-an-emergency-medical-service-area
#17
C Weilbach, A Kobiella, N Rahe-Meyer, K Johanning
BACKGROUND: Emergency ultrasound as part of the provision of emergency medical services using mobile devices offers great benefits regarding to some important questions related to the management of critically ill and injured patients in the prehospital situation where diagnostic resources are limited. The aim of this study is to determine whether the comprehensive introduction of prehospital emergency ultrasound examinations into a German Emergency Medical Services ("rescue services") area is both feasible and beneficial for patients...
January 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932282/serum-cardiac-troponin-i-in-canine-syncope-and-seizures
#18
E Dutton, J Dukes-McEwan, P J Cripps
OBJECTIVE: To determine if serum cardiac troponin I (cTnI) concentration distinguishes between cardiogenic syncope and collapsing dogs presenting with either generalized epileptic seizures (both with and without cardiac disease) or vasovagal syncope. ANIMALS: Seventy-nine prospectively recruited dogs, grouped according to aetiology of collapse: generalized epileptic seizures (group E), cardiogenic syncope (group C), dogs with both epileptic seizures and cardiac disease (group B), vasovagal syncope (group V) or unclassified (group U)...
February 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928262/non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-presenting-as-constrictive-pericarditis-a-rare-case-report
#19
Maryam Nabati, Keyvan Yosofnezhad, Morteza Taghavi, Ali Abbasi, Ali Ghaemian
Constrictive pericarditis (CP) is an uncommon post inflammatory disorder. It is described as pericardial thickening, myocardial constriction, and impaired diastolic filling. The most common etiologies are idiopathy, mediastinal radiotherapy, and prior cardiac surgery. Less common etiologies include viral infections, collagen vascular disorders, renal failure, sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, and blunt chest trauma. CP can less commonly be caused by malignancy. We report a very rare case of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) presenting twice with attacks of decompensated heart failure...
April 13, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928254/diagnosing-myocardial-contusion-after-blunt-chest-trauma
#20
REVIEW
Zahra Alborzi, Vahid Zangouri, Shahram Paydar, Zahra Ghahramani, Masih Shafa, Bizhan Ziaeian, Mohammad Reza Radpey, Armin Amirian, Shahin Khodaei
A myocardial contusion refers to a bruise of the cardiac muscle, the severity of which can vary depending on the severity of the injury and when the injury occurs. It is a major cause of rapid death which happens after blunt chest trauma and should be suspected at triage in the emergency department. We demonstrated that suspected myocardial contusion patients who have normal electrocardiograms (ECGs) and biomarker tests can be safely discharged. However, if the test results are abnormal, the next steps should be echocardiography and more advanced measures...
April 13, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
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