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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239296/ascites-in-an-uncorrected-tetralogy-of-fallot-with-pulmonary-valve-absence-in-an-adult-patient
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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
#2
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
#3
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221351/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-system-as-a-bridge-to-reparative-surgery-in-ventricular-septal-defect-complicating-acute-inferoposterior-myocardial-infarction
#4
Jose Rozado, Isaac Pascual, Pablo Avanzas, Daniel Hernandez-Vaquero, Ruben Alvarez, Rocio Díaz, Beatriz Díaz, María Martín, Amelia Carro, Guillermo Muñiz, Jacobo Silva, Cesar Moris
Post-infarction ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a rare but potentially lethal complication of acute myocardial infarction. Medical management is usually futile, so definitive surgery remains the treatment of choice but the risk surgery is very high and the optimal timing for surgery is still under debate. A 55-year-old man with no previous medical history attended the emergency-room for 12 h evolution of oppressive chest pain and strong anginal pain 7 days ago. On physical examination, blood pressure was 96/70 mmHg, pansystolic murmur over left sternal border without pulmonary crackles...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218798/high-risk-clinical-features-for-acute-aortic-dissection-a-case-control-study
#5
Robert Ohle, Justin Um, Omar Anjum, Helena Bleeker, Lindy Luo, George Wells, Jeffrey J Perry
BACKGROUND: Acute aortic dissection (AAD) is a rare condition with a high mortality that is often missed. The objective of our study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of clinical and laboratory findings for AAD, in confirmed cases of AAD and a low risk control group. METHODS: Historical matched case-control study: participants were adults >18 years old presenting to two tertiary care emergency departments (ED) or one regional cardiac referral center. CASES: new ED or in-hospital diagnosis of non-traumatic AAD confirmed by computed tomography or echocardiography...
December 8, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203574/blunt-chest-trauma-a-clinical-chameleon
#6
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Kaveh Eghbalzadeh, Anton Sabashnikov, Mohamed Zeriouh, Yeong-Hoon Choi, Alexander C Bunck, Navid Mader, Thorsten Wahlers
The incidence of blunt chest trauma (BCT) is greater than 15% of all trauma admissions to the emergency departments worldwide and is the second leading cause of death after head injury in motor vehicle accidents. The mortality due to BCT is inhomogeneously described ranging from 9% to 60%. BCT is commonly caused by a sudden high-speed deceleration trauma to the anterior chest, leading to a compression of the thorax. All thoracic structures might be injured as a result of the trauma. Complex cardiac arrhythmia, heart murmurs, hypotension, angina-like chest pain, respiratory insufficiency or distention of the jugular veins may indicate potential cardiac injury...
December 4, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202952/factors-influencing-pediatric-outpatient-transthoracic-echocardiography-utilization-before%C3%A2-appropriate-use-criteria-release-a%C3%A2-multicenter-study
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Kenan W D Stern, Talin Gulesserian, Jaeun Choi, Sean M Lang, Christopher J Statile, Erik C Michelfelder, Ericka S McLaughlin, Tuan Nguyen, Leo Lopez, George R Verghese, Daphne T Hsu, Ritu Sachdeva
BACKGROUND: Although pediatric appropriate use criteria (AUC) for outpatient transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) are available, little is known about TTE utilization patterns before their release. The aims of this study were to determine the relation between AUC and TTE utilization and to identify patient and physician factors associated with discordance between the AUC and clinical practice. METHODS: A retrospective review of 3,000 initial outpatient pediatric cardiology encounters at six centers was performed...
December 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190415/heart-murmurs-what-patients-teach-their-doctors
#8
Andrea Gordon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187940/unusual-case-of-ruptured-sinus-of-valsalva-aneurysm-in-a-pregnant-woman
#9
Salma Charfeddine, Dorra Abid, Faten Triki, Leila Abid, Samir Kammoun, Imed Frikha
Sinus of Valsalva aneurysms are extremely rare, and usually of a congenital nature. There are few documented cases of this condition during pregnancy, which renders unclear the therapeutic options. We here report the case of a 26 years old pregnant woman who was referred to our cardiac center for the evaluation of a heart murmur. The two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography allowed quickly to establishthe diagnosis of a ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm into the right ventricle. A successful surgical correction of the ruptured aneurysm was performed with patch repair...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187205/combined-double-chambered-right-ventricle-tricuspid-valve-dysplasia-ventricular-septal-defect-and-subaortic-stenosis-in-a-dog
#10
Iuliu Scurtu, Flaviu Tabaran, Mircea Mircean, Gavril Giurgiu, Andras Nagy, Cornel Catoi, Dan G Ohad
BACKGROUND: Double chambered right ventricle (DCRV) is a congenital heart anomaly where the right ventricle is divided into two chambers. We describe, for the first time, an unusual combination of DCRV combined with some other congenital heart defects. CASE PRESENTATION: A 1.2-year-old Golden Retriever was presented with lethargy, exercise intolerance and ascites. Physical examination revealed an irregularly irregular pulse and a grade V/VI, systolic, right cranial murmur...
November 29, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183415/the-pre-participation-screening-in-young-athletes-which-protocol-do-we-need-exactly
#11
İbrahim I Çetin, Filiz Ekici, Ayşe E Kibar, Murat Sürücü, Ali Orgun
The aim was to assess the utility and feasibility of a comprehensive cardiac screening protocol in young athletes before participation in sports. A total of 380 athletes referring before participation in sports, between April, 2014 and April, 2015, were included in this study. The mean age was 12.4 years. A screening protocol has been applied to all, including personal and family history, physical examination, 12-lead electrocardiography, transthoracic echocardiography, 24-hour rhythm Holter analysis, and treadmill exercise test...
November 29, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181418/asymptomatic-cardiovascular-syphilis-with-aortic-regurgitation-requiring-surgical-repair-in-an-hiv-infected-patient
#12
Daniel S Graciaa, Marina B Mosunjac, Kimberly A Workowski, Russell R Kempker
A 47-year-old man with HIV infection presented 10 years after initial secondary syphilis diagnosis and treatment for routine follow-up. His HIV was well controlled on antiretroviral therapy. Rapid plasma reagin was 1:1, and TP-PA was reactive. Physical examination revealed a wide pulse pressure, a systolic murmur, and an early diastolic decrescendo murmur. Echocardiogram revealed moderate to severe aortic regurgitation, and subsequent computed tomography angiogram showed a 6.8-cm fusiform aneurysm of the proximal ascending aorta...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179279/-exploration-of-death-risk-factors-in-patients-with-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis
#13
Q Zhang, H Q Zhou, J Guo, P H Xu, M H Lu, B Ye, L Wang, S G Li
Objectives: Death risk factors of patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) associated vasculitis (AAV) were explored by the analysis of clinical characteristics of AAV patients, as to provide the basis for early diagnosis and treatment, and reduction of mortality and also improvement of prognosis. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted in patients with AAV which were admitted to this hospital from November 2003 to February 2017, by the contrasts of the similarities and differences of clinical characteristics between the death group and non-death group, for explore the risk factors of death...
November 21, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177016/-caterpillar-right-ventricle-unusual-manifestation-of-a-rare-disease
#14
Suneesh Kalliath, Gopalan Nair Rajesh
A 66-year-old man presented with abdominal distension and pedal oedema for the past 10 years. He had history of right heart failure on several occasions in the past, and one of these admissions prompted referral to a cardiac specialist. On examination, he had markedly elevated jugular venous pressure with prominent 'y-descent', a tricuspid regurgitation murmur, gross ascites and pedal oedema. A full blood count, routine biochemical screen and serum bicarbonate levels were normal. Right ventricular angiogram revealed a 'caterpillar'-like aneurysm of the right ventricle (RV) apex (figure 1 arrow) with a dilated right ventricular outflow tract and significant tricuspid regurgitation with a dilated right atrium (see online supplementary video 1)...
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174590/double-outlet-right-ventricle-with-subpulmonary-ventricular-septal-defect-taussig-bing-anomaly-and-other-complex-congenital-cardiac-malformations-in-an-american-quarter-horse-foal
#15
Rebecca Kohnken, Karsten Schober, Jennifer Godman, Alison Gardner, Tiffany Jenkins, Eric Schroeder, Peter Baker, Laura Dunbar
A 4-week-old American Quarter Horse colt presented with a recent history of diarrhea and decreased activity level. On initial physical examination, the animal was bright and alert and major findings were limited to a loud systolic heart murmur radiating widely over both sides of the thorax. While in the hospital, the clinical condition of the foal warranted further imaging to determine the cause and extent of cardiac disease. A variety of congenital cardiac malformations were identified during echocardiographic examination and autopsy, including a double outlet right ventricle and a subpulmonary interventricular septal defect (Taussig-Bing anomaly), ventricular inversion with atrioventricular discordance, tricuspid valve atresia, a septum primum interatrial septal defect, mitral valve dysplasia with a cleft in the septal mitral valve cusp, aortic, and subaortic stenosis, tubular hypoplasia of the ascending aorta and the aortic arch, a patent ductus arteriosus, an aberrant circumflex coronary artery, and aberrant left and right subclavian arteries...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174362/rupture-of-sinus-of-valsalva-aneurysm-two-case-reports-and-a%C3%A2-concise-review-of-the-literature
#16
Tariq S Marroush, Andrew R Boshara, Bassent Botros, Philip Vendittelli, Zohaib Ahmed, Luay Dawood, Howard S Rosman
BACKGROUND: The rupture of sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (RSoVA) is a rare disorder that affects the integrity of the cardiovascular system, disrupting its dynamics and resulting in a variety of manifestations. In this report, we discuss two cases of RSoVA that we encountered and review similar cases reported in the literature. METHODS: literature review of reported cases of RSoVA in PubMed and Google Scholar. RESULTS: A total of 223 cases were found and the final analysis included 225 cases, of which 69% occurred in males and the mean age was 38...
November 21, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174327/a-case-of-cardiac-arrest-associated-with-aortic-valve-regurgitation
#17
Hyun Suk Chai, Suk Woo Lee, Jung Soo Park, Sang Chul Kim, Ji Han Lee, Hoon Kim
Blunt chest trauma can cause not only damage to the thoracic cage, but can also injure intracardiac structures including the papillary muscles, chordae tendineae, and valve leaflets. Aortic valve (AV) injury secondary to blunt chest trauma is a rare occurrence. Clinically, AV injury may be missed during the initial post-trauma assessment due to the lack of suspicion of cardiac involvement. Thus, the diagnosis of AV injury is often delayed or missed for a time interval of days to months. As a consequence, the traumatic AV regurgitation can rapidly or progressively lead to congestive heart failure unless surgically corrected...
November 20, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173364/painless-aortic-dissection
#18
REVIEW
Tariq S Marroush, Andrew R Boshara, Kesav C Parvataneni, Robert Takla, Nancy A Mesiha
Painless aortic dissection (PAoD) has been previously linked to poor outcomes. We recently encountered a case of a patient with PAoD presenting with dyspnea; the clue to diagnosis was the presence of a loud aortic diastolic murmur. A systematic review of the literature revealed 86 other cases, 62% of which occurred in men with a mean age of 65 years. Left-sided neurologic deficits were the most common presentation, followed by dyspnea and bilateral lower extremity deficits. Pulse asymmetry was found in 53% of patients, as 29% had right-left asymmetry and 24% had upper-lower asymmetry...
November 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168142/incidental-ivc-tumor-thrombus-found-on-echocardiographic-work-up-for-systolic-murmur-leading-to-new-diagnosis-of-renal-cell-carcinoma
#19
Henri Gruwez, Maarten Falter, Korosh Sharain, Cyril Varghese, Roger Click
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 22, 2017: Journal of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160523/infective-endocarditis-due-to-bartonella-bacilliformis-associated-with-systemic-vasculitis-a-case-report
#20
Joshua Peñafiel-Sam, Samuel Alarcón-Guevara, Sergio Chang-Cabanillas, Wilkerson Perez-Medina, Fernando Mendo-Urbina, Eloy Ordaya-Espinoza
Infective endocarditis due to Bartonella bacilliformis is rare. A 64-year-old woman, without previous heart disease, presented with 6 weeks of fever, myalgias, and arthralgias. A systolic murmur was heard on the tricuspid area upon examination, and an echocardiogram showed endocardial lesions in the right atrium. Bartonella bacilliformis was isolated in blood cultures, defining the diagnosis of infective endocarditis using Duke's criteria. Subsequently, the patient developed clinical and laboratory features compatible with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis...
September 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
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