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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449957/early-detection-of-myocardial-dysfunction-using-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-in-a-young-cat-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Ryohei Suzuki, Yohei Mochizuki, Hiroki Yoshimatsu, Ayaka Niina, Takahiro Teshima, Hirotaka Matsumoto, Hidekazu Koyama
Case summary: A 5-month-old intact female Scottish Fold cat was presented for cardiac evaluation. Careful auscultation detected a slight systolic murmur (Levine I/VI). The findings of electrocardiography, thoracic radiography, non-invasive blood pressure measurements and conventional echocardiographic studies were unremarkable. However, two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography revealed abnormalities in myocardial deformations, including decreased early-to-late diastolic strain rate ratios in longitudinal, radial and circumferential directions, and deteriorated segmental systolic longitudinal strain...
January 2018: JFMS Open Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425460/self-organized-lattices-of-nonlinear-optochemical-waves-in-photopolymerizable-fluids-the-spontaneous-emergence-of-3-d-order-in-a-weakly-correlated-system
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Matthew R Ponte, Alexander D Hudson, Kalaichelvi Saravanamuttu
Many of the extraordinary three-dimensional architectures that pattern our physical world emerge from complex nonlinear systems or dynamic populations whose individual constituents are only weakly correlated to each other. Shoals of fish, murmuration behaviours in birds, congestion patterns in traffic and even networks of social conventions are examples of spontaneous pattern formation, which cannot be predicted from the properties of individual elements alone. Pattern formation at a different scale has been observed or predicted in weakly correlated systems including superconductors, atomic gases near Bose Einstein condensation and incoherent optical fields...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417312/lessons-learned-from-splenic-infarcts-with-fever-of-unknown-origin-fuo-culture-negative-endocarditis-cne-or-malignancy
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REVIEW
Burke A Cunha, Bertamaria Dieguez, Alena Varantsova
Culture negative endocarditis (CNE) is a common concern in patients with fever, heart murmur, cardiac vegetation, and negative blood cultures. The diagnosis of CNE is not based only on negative blood cultures and a cardiac vegetation. The clinical definition of CNE is based on negative blood cultures plus the findings of culture positive infective endocarditis (IE), e.g., fever, cardiac vegetation, splenomegaly, peripheral manifestations. Because embolic splenic infarcts may occur with culture positive IE, some may assume that splenic infarcts are a sign of CNE...
February 7, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406946/valvular-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Zorana Mrsic, Scott P Hopkins, Jared L Antevil, Philip S Mullenix
This article outlines the diagnosis and management of commonly occurring valvular heart diseases for the primary care provider. Basic understanding of pathologic murmurs is important for appropriate referral. Echocardiography is the gold standard for diagnosis and severity grading. Patients with progressive valvular heart disease should be followed annually by cardiology and imaging should be performed based on the severity of valvular dysfunction. Surgery or intervention is recommended only when symptoms dictate or when changes in left ventricular function occur...
March 2018: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400899/mild-cough-%C3%A2-wheezing-%C3%A2-loud-heart-sounds-%C3%A2-dx
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Arneh Babakhani, Robert N Clapp, William B Warner
A 25-year-old man, who was an active duty US Navy sailor, went to his ship's medical department complaining of a mild cough that he'd had for 2 days. He denied having any fevers, chills, night sweats, angina, or dyspnea. He said he hadn't experienced any exertional fatigue or difficulty completing the rigorous physical tasks of his occupation as an engineman on the ship. The patient had no medical or surgical history of significance, and he wasn't taking any medications or supplements. On exam, he was not in acute distress and his vital signs were within normal limits...
February 2018: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393122/effect-of-the-valsalva-maneuver-on-the-second-heart-sound
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Daniel M Shindler
The Valsalva maneuver should be incorporated into the routine of auscultation even when a murmur is absent. Valsalva release affects the second heart sound. It is particularly helpful during detailed, non-perfunctory auscultation in patients with bundle branch block.
January 26, 2018: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390594/hybrid-repair-of-pectus-excavatum-and-congenital-heart-disease-a-case-report
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Xicheng Deng, Peng Huang, Liwen Yi, Xiaohui Yang, Cheng He
RATIONALE: Pectus excavatum (PE) in the setting of congenital heart disease is not uncommon. The surgical strategy has evolved over the last 20 years from a staged approach to simultaneous repair of both defects. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 3-year-old boy was admitted for elective repair of PE and atrial septal defect (ASD). DIAGNOSES: Clinically, there were obvious features of PE and a grade 2 systolic murmur heard loudest at the 2nd intercostal space abutting the left sternal border...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390460/infantile-onset-pompe-disease-with-neonatal-debut-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Miriam Martínez, Mar García Romero, Luis García Guereta, Marta Cabrera, Rita M Regojo, Luis Albajara, Maria L Couce, Miguel Saenz de Pipaon
RATIONALE: Infantile-onset Pompe disease, also known as glycogen storage disease type II, is a progressive and fatal disorder without treatment. Enzyme replacement therapy with recombinant human acid alpha-glucosidase (GAA) enhances survival; however, the best outcomes have been achieved with early treatment. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of a newborn with infantile-onset Pompe disease diagnosed in the first days of life who did not undergo universal neonatal screening...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390335/fever-of-unknown-origin-and-splenomegaly-a-case-report-of-blood-culture-negative-endocarditis
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Maria Livia Burzo, Mariangela Antonelli, Giovanni Pecorini, Angela M R Favuzzi, Raffaele Landolfi, Andrea Flex
RATIONALE: Fever of unknown origin (FUO) can be determined by different conditions among which infectious diseases represent the main cause. PATIENT CONCERNS: A young woman, with a history of aortic stenosis, was admitted to our unit for a month of intermittent fever associated with a new diastolic heart murmur and splenomegaly. Laboratory tests were negative for infectious screening. The total body computed tomography (CT) scan excluded abscesses, occulted neoplasia, or lymphadenopathy...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363219/microscopic-abnormality-classification-of-cardiac-murmurs-using-anfis-and-hmm
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H M Fahad, M Usman Ghani Khan, Tanzila Saba, Amjad Rehman, Sajid Iqbal
Auscultation of heart dispenses identification of the cardiac valves. An electronic stethoscope is used for the acquisition of heart murmurs that is further classified into normal or abnormal murmurs. The process of heart sound segmentation involves discrete wavelet transform to obtain individual components of the heart signal and its separation into systole and diastole intervals. This research presents a novel scheme to develop a semi-automatic cardiac valve disorder diagnosis system. Accordingly, features are extracted using wavelet transform and spectral analysis of input signals...
January 23, 2018: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29361989/atrial-septal-defect-in-a-patient-with-congenital-disorder-of-glycosylation-type-1a-a-case-report
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Ruo-Hao Wu, Dong-Fang Li, Wen-Ting Tang, Kun-Yin Qiu, Yu Li, Xiong-Yu Liao, Dan-Xia Tang, Li-Jun Qin, Bing-Qing Deng, Xiang-Yang Luo
BACKGROUND: Atrial septal defect often become more severe when encountered in genetic syndromes. Congenital disorder of glycosylation type 1a is an inherited metabolic disorder associated with mutations in PMM2 gene and can affect almost all organs. Cardiac abnormalities vary greatly in congenital disorder of glycosylation type 1a and congenital heart defects have already been reported, but there is little knowledge about the effect of this inherited disorder on an existing congenital heart defect...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355029/utility-of-cardiac-mri-in-determining-percutaneous-versus-surgical-post-infarction-ventricular-septal-defect-repair
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Diana Glovaci, Ali Naqvi, Katherine Yu, Pranav Patel, Mayil Krishnam
AIM: Postmyocardial infarction ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a rare complication that can lead to rapid hemodynamic patient decompensation. The type of VSD repair relies on several factors including: size, location, timing and surgical expertise. CASE: A 63-year-old man with a ST-elevation myocardial infarction underwent percutaneous coronary intervention of the right coronary artery. A holosystolic murmur was notable postcatheterization, and transthoracic echocardiogram confirmed a VSD...
January 22, 2018: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326113/acute-heart-failure-with-new-onset-continuous-murmur-in-a-26-year-old-man
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Yi-Chen Wang, Chen-Wei Huang, Ting-Wei Lin
CLINICAL INTRODUCTION: A 26-year-old man with an unremarkable medical history sensed a momentary retrosternal 'pop' followed by overwhelming dyspnoea, without reporting any prodromal symptoms. At the emergency department, he had a significant tachycardia (170 bpm) and an extreme low diastolic blood pressure (<30 mm Hg). A loud, harsh and continuous murmur could be maximally auscultated at the right lower sternal border. ECG revealed global ST depression with ST elevation in lead aVR...
January 11, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311401/hepatic-cyst-compressing-the-right-atrial-and-ventricular-inflow-tract-an-uncommon-cardiac-complication
#14
Maulik Panchal, Ahmed Alansari, Marc Wallack, Ferdinand Visco, Susan Williams, Alexander M Sy
Commonly reported complications of hepatic cysts are spontaneous hemorrhage, rupture into the peritoneal cavity, infection and compression of the biliary tree however cardiac complications are not commonly reported. We are presenting a case of a large liver cyst presenting with right atrial and ventricular inflow tract impingement resulting in cardiac symptoms. A 68 year-old Hispanic female presented with one month of fatigue and shortness of breath after household work and walking less than one block, right upper quadrant pain and weight loss...
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286939/clinical-profile-and-pattern-of-congenital-heart-disease-in-infants-of-diabetic-mother-and-infants-of-non-diabetic-mother-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Suraiya Begum, Sanjoy Kumar Dey
OBJECTIVES: To assess the clinical manifestations and pattern of congenital heart diseases (CHD) in infants of diabetic mothers (IDMs) and infants of non-diabetic mothers. METHODS: A prospective cross sectional study was carried out at tertiary care center over a period of thirty months. All neonates were included in this study if CHD were identified by echocardiography within this study period. Chi-square test and Fisher's exact test were used to compare between groups...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275380/double-hit-a-unique-case-of-resistant-hypertension
#16
Kristen Elizabeth DeCarlo, Nidhi Agrawal
A middle-aged woman with obesity, hyperlipidaemia and diet-controlled diabetes was referred for resistant hypertension. Her blood pressure (BP) was uncontrolled on five medications, including a diuretic. Physical exam revealed a systolic ejection murmur, and ECHO demonstrated moderate hypertrophy. Laboratory examination revealed elevated aldosterone level (20.7 ng/dL) and elevated aldosterone:renin ratio (41.4 (ng/dL)/(ng/mL/h)), meeting criteria for primary aldosteronism (PA), and confirmed by saline infusion testing...
December 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274929/intrapericardial-neurofibromatosis-with-coronary-involvement-a-case-report
#17
E A Moghadam, M A Navabi Shirazi, M R Mirzaaghayan, M Nikoufar, A Ghamari
Neurocutaneous syndromes are heterogenous diseases that are diagnosed in the presence of skin and central nervous system disorders. Neurofibromatosis (NF) is one of these disorders, with autosomal dominant inheritance, that causes tumors that grow on nerves as well as other abnormalities such as skin changes and bone deformities. The most common form of NF is type I. A 6-year-old Iranian boy with neurofibromatosis was referred to the pediatric cardiology clinic due to a soft holosystolic murmur discovered on routine examination...
December 20, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239296/ascites-in-an-uncorrected-tetralogy-of-fallot-with-pulmonary-valve-absence-in-an-adult-patient
#18
Leonel Avendaño-Perez, Nilda Espinola-Zavaleta
This is a case of a 37-year-old woman with uncorrected tetralogy of Fallot with the absence of pulmonary valve and history of heart murmur in childhood who did not have a medical approach. At 29 years of age she started with dyspnoea that in the last 7 months progressed to be of small effort and also referred increase of the abdominal perimeter.
December 14, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233813/a-case-of-isolated-bicuspid-pulmonary-valve
#19
Ramasamy Manivarmane, Rebecca Taylor, Rajdeep Khattar
We present a 73 years old woman who presented with pelvic cancer, ongoing sepsis and presumably a new diastolic murmur. Her transthoracic echocardiogram, as part of a sepsis screen, showed an abnormal pulmonary valve with moderate regurgitation. Trans-oesophageal echocardiography using 3D imaging showed a bicuspid pulmonary valve as the cause for the moderate regurgitation, but with no clear source of infection. Bicuspid pulmonary valve as an isolated clinical entity is a rare finding in clinical practice. Bicuspid pulmonary valves tend to be more commonly associated with other congenital cardiac anomalies...
December 12, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225261/a-case-of-isolated-left-atrial-infective-mural-endocarditis
#20
Saki Hosokawa, Hideki Okayama, Go Hiasa, Go Kawamura, Tatsuya Shigematsu, Tatsunori Takahashi, Yoshitaka Kawada, Tadakatsu Yamada, Hiroshi Matsuoka, Yukio Kazatani
A 52-year-old man presented with a fever and malaise. Transthoracic echocardiogram was performed because of a holosystolic murmur, which showed mitral valve prolapse and a regurgitation jet toward the posterior wall of the left atrium. There was no apparent vegetation at any valves. Blood cultures were positive for Streptococcus mitis/oralis. Transesophageal echocardiogram revealed vegetation only at the posterior wall of the left atrium exposed to the mitral regurgitant jet. We diagnosed this condition as infective mural endocarditis...
December 8, 2017: Internal Medicine
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