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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326834/ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
#1
Marwan M Refaat, Jad Ballout, Moussa Mansour
With improved surgical techniques and medical management for patients with congenital heart diseases, more patients are living longer and well into adulthood. This improved survival comes with a price of increased morbidity, mainly secondary to increased risk of tachyarrhythmias. One of the major arrhythmias commonly encountered in this subset of cardiac patients is AF. Similar to the general population, the risk of AF increases with advancing age, and is mainly secondary to the abnormal anatomy, abnormal pressure and volume parameters in the hearts of these patients and to the increased scarring and inflammation seen in the left atrium following multiple surgical procedures...
December 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291377/giant-intracardiac-smooth-muscle-cell-tumor-presenting-as-superior-vena-cava-syndrome
#2
Alejandro E Murillo-Berlioz, Kyongjune Benjamin Lee, Gregory D Trachiotis, Klaus Kühn
We report the case of a 53-year-old male presenting with a superior vena cava syndrome secondary to a giant intracardiac mass occupying the majority of the right cavities of the heart. A mass of 10.5 cm x 9.5 cm x 4.0 cm originating from the superior vena cava and occupying most of the right atrium, extending through the tricuspid valve into the right ventricle. The mass was resected and the patient was discharged on postoperative day eleven. Pathology report revealed the mass to be a smooth-muscle cell tumor of unknown malignant potential (STUMP)...
December 29, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276235/antithrombotic-therapy-post-endovascular-stenting-for-superior-vena-cava-syndrome
#3
Michael J Scalese, Sheena L Hayes, Sara Lott
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274029/endovascular-stent-based-revascularization-of-malignant-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-with-concomitant-implantation-of-a-port-device-using-a-dual-venous-approach
#4
Susanne Anton, T Oechtering, E Stahlberg, F Jacob, M Kleemann, J Barkhausen, J P Goltz
PURPOSE: The aim of this paper is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of endovascular revascularization of malignant superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) and simultaneous implantation of a totally implantable venous access port (TIVAP) using a dual venous approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospectively, 31 patients (mean age 67 ± 8 years) with malignant CVO who had undergone revascularization by implantation of a self-expanding stent into the superior vena cava (SVC) (Sinus XL®, OptiMed, Germany; n = 11 [Group1] and Protégé ™ EverFlex, Covidien, Ireland; n = 20 [Group 2]) via a transfemoral access were identified...
December 22, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249864/malignant-venous-obstruction-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Tamir Friedman, Keith B Quencer, Sirish A Kishore, Ronald S Winokur, David C Madoff
Venous obstruction in the cancer population can result in substantial morbidity and, in extreme cases, mortality. While venous obstruction can be caused by both benign and malignant etiologies in this population, the management of malignant venous obstruction as a palliative measure can be somewhat nuanced with respect to nonprocedural and procedural management, both with respect to treatment of the underlying malignancy as well as treatment of venous hypertension, which may be associated with venous thrombosis...
December 2017: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240058/-venous-thromboembolic-complications-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-devices
#6
R E Kalinin, I A Suchkov, I I Shitov, N D Mzhavanadze, V O Povarov
The problem of venous thromboembolic complications (VTECs) in patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) is extremely important today because of an annually increasing number of surgical interventions for life-threatening arrhythmias and chronic heart failure. There are hitherto no clearly defined reliable risk factors for VTECs due to heterogeneity of the available literature data. Some sources point to elevated thrombus formation in patients with a large number of electrodes, in repeat operative interventions, in the presence of a temporary pacemaker, in implantation on the left side, silicon cover of an electrode, others refute these facts...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215407/dilated-internal-thoracic-vertebral-venous-plexus-simulating-bone-metastases-on-fdg-pet-ct
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Nir Hod, Reut Anconina, Daniel Levin, Dina Ezroh Kazap, Sophie Lantsberg
A 42-year-old woman with a newly diagnosed malignant thymoma underwent FDG PET/CT, which demonstrated an increased uptake in anterior mediastinal tumor and several pleural masses in the right hemithorax, compatible with "drop metastases." In addition, contrast-enhanced CT images showed hyperdense abnormality in T2 vertebral body, congruent with intensely increased FDG uptake, raising suspicion of skeletal metastasis. This is a rare but important potential pitfall either in CT and FDG PET/CT-a "false-positive" bony lesion not attributed to skeletal metastasis but to dilated internal thoracic vertebral venous plexus associated with collateral circulation due to superior vena cava syndrome...
December 5, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207816/non-catheter-related-perioperative-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-following-surgical-vsd-closure-role-of-transesophageal-echocardiography
#8
Tanveer Singh Kundra, Divya Gopal, Manasa Dhananjaya
Unintentional iatrogenic surgical complications can complicate the operative and postoperative courses of paediatric cardiac surgery patients. Unless recognized and treated early, it's possible, these complications may lead to a prolonged hospital stay, increased treatment cost, morbidity, and even death. Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) is the most common congenital heart defect in children, occurring in 50% of all children with congenital heart disease and in 20% as an isolated lesion. Herein, we discuss the development of Superior Vena Cava (SVC) syndrome following surgical repair of VSD in a nine-month-old child...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181552/-nephrotic-syndrome-and-microhematuria-in-a-patient-with-nutcracker-syndrome-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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N Schöffel, R-M Liehr, C Bünger, K Krüger, D Rubin
We report about a 43-year-old woman with polyvalent drug addiction (i.e. alcohol, nicotine, methadone maintenance program with parallel consumption of heroin) who presented to the emergency department with peripheral edema, generalized weakness, and arthralgia. Laboratory findings revealed, among others, proteinuria, hyperlipoproteinemia and hypoproteinemia defining nephrotic syndrome. Computed tomography of the abdomen and iliocavography further revealed compression of left renal vein between aorta and superior mesenteric artery with distention of left ovarian vein as a possible cause of nephrotic syndrome (i...
November 27, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167004/-a-programmed-procedure-of-prosthetic-reconstruction-of-the-superior-vena-cava-%C3%A2-for-thoracic-tumors-via-median-thoracotomy
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Shijie Zhang, Xiangzheng Liu, Weiming Huang, Jian Li
BACKGROUND: The involvement of superior vena cava is a common condition in locally advanced thoracic tumors. Patients may benefit from the high risk operation. This study proposed a programmed procedure to optimize surgical techniques, which can facilitate the safety of operation via median thoracotomy. METHODS: A total of 35 patients with thoracic disease involved superior vena cava underwent prosthetic vascular reconstruction via median thoracotomy. All patients were confirmed locally advanced without distant metastasis including 16 pulmonary neoplasm and 19 mediastinal disease...
November 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148000/the-feasibility-and-safety-of-piccs-accessed-via-the-superficial-femoral-vein-in-patients-with-superior-vena-cava-syndrome
#11
Yonghui Wan, Yuxin Chu, Yanru Qiu, Qian Chen, Wei Zhou, Qibin Song
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility and safety of the peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) accessed via the superficial femoral vein in patients with superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS). METHODS: From October 2010 to December 2014, 221 cancer patients with SVCS in our center received real-time ultrasound-guidance of the superficial femoral vein inserted central catheters (FICCs) at the mid-thigh. PICC insertion via upper extremity veins had also been investigated in 2604 cancer patients without SVCS as control...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115093/a-case-of-multiple-cardiovascular-and-tracheal-anomalies-presented-with-wolff-parkinson-white-syndrome-in-a-middle-aged-adult
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Hyejin Shi, Sungmin Sohn, SungHo Wang, Sungrock Park, SangKi Lee, Song Yi Kim, Sun Young Jeong, Changhwan Kim
Congenital cardiovascular anomalies, such as dextrocardia, persistent left superior vena cava (SVC), and pulmonary artery (PA) sling, are rare disorders. These congenital anomalies can occur alone, or coincide with other congenital malformations. In the majority of cases, congenital anomalies are detected early in life by certain signs and symptoms. A 56-year-old man with no previous medical history was admitted due to recurrent wide QRS complex tachycardia with hemodynamic collapse. A chest radiograph showed dextrocardia...
December 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078930/oncologic-mechanical-emergencies
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REVIEW
Umar A Khan, Carl B Shanholtz, Michael T McCurdy
Prevalence of cancer and its various related complications continues to rise. Increasingly these life-threatening complications are initially managed in the emergency department, making a prompt and accurate diagnosis crucial to effectively institute the proper treatment and establish goals of care. The following oncologic emergencies are reviewed in this article: pericardial tamponade, superior vena cava syndrome, brain metastasis, malignant spinal cord compression, and hyperviscosity syndrome.
December 2017: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066637/transcatheter-valve-implantation-to-inferior-vena-cava-to-control-carcinoid-symptoms
#14
Vandana M Sagar, Richard P Steeds, Sagar N Doshi, Tahir Shah
Severe carcinoid syndrome and carcinoid heart disease in neuroendocrine tumours can have a significant impact on a patient's quality of life and are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. We present a novel approach to managing a patient with medically uncontrollable carcinoid syndrome. Inferior and superior vena cava placement of transcatheter heart valves has been used to treat patients with right heart failure due to severe tricuspid and pulmonary regurgitation. However, this procedure has not been attempted to specifically reduce hormone secretion, primarily from the liver, in order to control carcinoid syndrome symptoms...
October 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062682/transudative-chylothorax-in-a-patient-with-lymphangioleiomyomatosis
#15
Adrian Pedro Noriega Aldave, John W Leslie
Transudative chylothorax is a rare type of pleural effusion. It has been described to be present in the setting of liver cirrhosis, heart failure, amyloidosis, nephrotic syndrome, superior vena cava thrombosis, sclerosing mesenteritis and heart failure. We present the case of an 86-year-old woman with a right-side transudative chylothorax associated with heart failure and lymphangioleiomyomatosis.
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045241/taking-assent-to-new-heights-a-case-report-on-do-not-resuscitate-status-in-pediatric-palliative-care-procedures
#16
Heather A Ballard, Santhanam Suresh
Dying adolescents presenting for palliative procedures have complicated developmental and ethical issues, especially when reconsidering do-not-resuscitate orders. Though the American Academy of Pediatrics has guidelines, there is limited information in the literature on how to take care of these patients. We describe the case of a 14-year-old patient presenting to the interventional radiology suite for management of superior vena cava syndrome. The patient's goals of treatment were elucidated through a comprehensive care team consisting of the procedural and oncology teams...
October 17, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038739/unusual-case-of-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-caused-by-intravascular-thyroid-metastasis
#17
Vanesa Varela Pose, María Patricia Fierro Alanis, Anaberta Bermudez Naveira, Oskarina Lourdes Silva Gonzalez, Jorge Fernandez Noya, Urbano Anido Herranz, Rafael Lopez Lopez
Superior cava venous obstruction use to show a typical clinical presentation and a CT scan or even an ultrasonography can be sufficient to achieve an accurate diagnosis, but in this case, to obtain the final diagnosis, a multimodal assessment is needed. This case report shows a multidisciplinary approach which helped diagnose a complicated case, where conventional diagnostic methods were not enough.
2017: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038416/cardiac-metastasis-of-nonvisceral-soft-tissue-leiomyosarcoma
#18
Cristina Martinez, Jamal S Rana, Matthew D Solomon
Metastasis of a nonvisceral leiomyosarcoma to the heart is rare. We present the case of a man with a history of an upper extremity cancerous lesion that was completely resected with appropriate surveillance monitoring, which then metastasized to the heart 14 years later, presenting as superior vena cava syndrome. Full evaluation found no other metastatic lesions, including no residual sarcoma at the former primary site. We include transthoracic echocardiography and computed tomography images of unusual presentation of the large mass extending from the caudal superior vena cava to the right atrium and into the right ventricle across the tricuspid valve...
2017: Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017434/transesophageal-echocardiogram-guided-stent-placement-in-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-secondary-to-granulomatous-lung-disease-a-case-series-and-literature-review
#19
REVIEW
Kaiwen Sun, Rishi Batra, Nicholas W Markin, Melissa Suh, Iraklis I Pipinos, Ellen K Roberts, Jason N Mactaggart, B Timothy Baxter
Obstruction of the superior vena cava (SVC) is an uncommon, but potentially life-threatening condition due to likely development of edema in the head and neck and potential respiratory compromise. Less than half of those affected by SVC syndrome survive more than a year. Obstruction can be from neoplasms or secondary to benign disease. Treatment for most cases of symptomatic SVC syndrome involves placement of a stent to relieve the stenosis. Serious complications such as stent migration, pulmonary embolism, and cardiac tamponade can occur in 5% to 10% of cases, and inadequate imaging of the SVC-atrial junction by fluoroscopy contributes to these problems...
November 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948543/three-dimensional-imaging-for-thoracoscopic-resection-of-complex-lung-anomalies
#20
Yuhei Yokoyama, Masaaki Sato, Mitsugu Omasa, Hiroshi Date
BACKGROUND: Building surgical strategies for complex lung anomalies such as congenital pulmonary venolobar syndrome is difficult because of their rarity and variance. Using three-dimensional computed tomography (3D-CT), we can determine strategies safely. We describe a 27-year-old man with multifocal pulmonary malformations who underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) using 3D-CT. CASE PRESENTATION: A 27-year-old man presented with hemoptysis associated with complex pulmonary malformations, including a triple-arched vein connecting the superior and inferior pulmonary veins with partial drainage into the inferior vena cava, a systemic and numerous arterial supply to the right lower lobe from the abdominal aorta, abnormal lobulation, and a tracheal bronchus in the right lung...
September 25, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
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