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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770366/complete-resolution-of-left-atrial-appendage-thrombosis-with-oral-dabigatran-etexilate-in-a-patient-with-myotonic-dystrophy-type-1-and-atrial-fibrillation
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Anna Rago, Andrea Antonio Papa, Giulia Arena, Marco Mosella, Antonio Cassese, Alberto Palladino, Paolo Golino
Myotonic Dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is the most common muscular dystrophy in adult life characterized by muscle dysfunction and cardiac conduction abnormalities. Atrial fibrillation frequently occurs in DM1 patients. It's related to the discontinuous and inhomogeneous propagation of sinus impulses and to the prolongation of atrial conduction time, caused by progressive fibrosis and fatty replacement of the myocardium. AF predisposes to a hyper-coagulable state and to an increased risk of thromboembolism. We report the first case of complete resolution of left atrial appendage thrombosis with oral dabigatran etexilate in a myotonic dystrophy type I patient with atrial fibrillation scheduled for transesophageal echocardiogram-guided direct current cardioversion...
December 2017: Acta Myologica: Myopathies and Cardiomyopathies: Official Journal of the Mediterranean Society of Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756160/fetal-and-postnatal-echocardiographic-diagnosis-of-ebstein-anomaly-of-the-mitral-valve
#2
Safwat Aly, John Bokowski, Karim Diab, Brie Ann Muller
Ebstein anomaly of mitral valve (MV) is an extremely rare congenital heart disease. In the current report, we present a case of Ebstein of MV that was diagnosed prenatally. Fetal echocardiogram showed that the posterior leaflet of MV was tethered to the lateral wall of left ventricle (LV) with downward displacement into LV cavity. Postnatal transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiograms confirmed the diagnosis with apical displacement of the level of coaptation MV into the LV cavity. To the best of our knowledge, fetal diagnosis of Ebstein anomaly of MV has not yet been reported in the medical literature...
May 14, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746708/left-atrial-thrombus-two-years-after-placement-of-a-left-atrial-appendage-closure-device
#3
David H Yoo, Brian Clark, Daniel Nguyen, Timm-Michael Dickfeld, Andrew S Zohlman, Libin Wang, Vincent Y See
A 72-year-old man who underwent a left atrial appendage (LAA) closure device two years ago, presented with atrial flutter with rapid ventricular rate and was referred for cardioversion. Pre-cardioversion transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) showed left atrial thrombus and therefore the procedure was aborted. Currently, there is no guideline on imaging surveillance or anticoagulation in patients with LAA closure device who develop intracardiac thrombus after the initial six month surveillance period. This article is protected by copyright...
May 10, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701402/endovascular-treatment-of-a-complicated-type-b-acute-aortic-dissection-with-3-d-ultrasound-control
#4
Roger Rodrigues, Javier Villaverde, Jorge Noya, Gabriel Anacleto, Óscar Gonçalves
INTRODUCTION: Acute type B aortic dissection (ATBAD), identified within 2 weeks of symptom onset, accounts for 25%-40% of all aortic dissections. Approximately 25% of patients presenting with ATBAD are complicated at admission by malperfusion syndrome or hemodynamic instability, resulting in a high risk of early death when untreated. METHODS: We present a case of a patient with a complicated type B dissection treated by an endovascular technique with control of the sealing zone with transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE) and 3-D images...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685924/the-clot-thickens-an-incompletely-ligated-left-atrial-appendage
#5
Merrill Thomas, Anna Grodzinsky, Martin Zink
Our patient presented with known mechanical mitral valve endocarditis documented by 2D transesophageal echocardiogram (TOE) from a recent hospitalization at an outside facility. On admission to our center, there was no prior knowledge of an incompletely ligated left atrial appendage including by patient- or family-reported history, review of outside records, or the outside 2D TOE report. A 3D TOE performed at our center to assess her pathology, since a month had passed from her prior hospitalization, revealed a left atrial appendage (LAA) ligation with evidence of communication to the left atrium and with clot present in the appendage...
April 23, 2018: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667208/the-use-of-cardiac-ct-alone-to-exclude-left-atrial-thrombus-before-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-efficiency-safety-and-cost-analysis
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Wassim Mosleh, Ali Sheikh, Zaid Said, Mohamed A Abdel-Aal, Siri Gadde, Tanvi Shah, Michael F Wilson, Hiroko Beck, Chee Kim, Umesh C Sharma
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a growing financial burden on the healthcare system. Cardiac computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) is needed for pulmonary vein mapping before AF ablation (AFA). CCTA has shown to be an alternative to transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) to rule-out left atrial appendage thrombus (LAAT) pre-AFA. We aim to examine the safety, cost-effectiveness, and time-efficiency of utilizing CCTA alone to rule out LAAT before AFA. METHODS: We prospectively screened patients with paroxysmal AF undergoing cryoablation...
April 17, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628339/ischemic-stroke-secondary-to-paradoxical-embolism-through-a-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformation-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#7
Ryan Cappa, Jeanette Du, Joseph F Carrera, Jimmy V Berthaud, Andrew M Southerland
Paradoxical embolism due to isolated pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an uncommon cause of ischemic stroke, with the majority occurring in patients who have not yet been diagnosed with their malformation. We report a 32-year-old man who presented with an abrupt onset of right facial weakness and expressive aphasia. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed an acute infarct in the left middle cerebral artery territory and chronic infarcts in the bilateral cerebellar hemispheres. A cardioembolic mechanism was initially considered in the setting of perimyocarditis diagnosed a few months earlier...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605416/lyme-endocarditis
#8
Ana C Paim, Larry M Baddour, Bobbi S Pritt, Audrey N Schuetz, John W Wilson
PURPOSE: We describe a case of Lyme endocarditis which, to our knowledge, is the first reported case confirmed by molecular diagnostics in the United States. BACKGROUND: Valvular involvement as a manifestation of Lyme carditis is rare4 . The first case describing a possible association between Lyme disease and cardiac valvular disease in the United States was published in 19935 . Since that time, there have been 2 cases of Lyme endocarditis confirmed by Borrelia positive 16S rRNA polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and sequencing from valvular tissue8,10 and reported from Europe...
March 29, 2018: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29569266/a-late-presentation-of-congenital-cardiac-anomaly-accessory-chordae-from-the-left-atrium-causing-severe-mitral-regurgitation
#9
Giovanni D'Onghia, Marta Martin, Maria Teresa Mancini, Silvia Quintarelli, Adele Cozza, Fabrizio Guarracini, Roberto Bonmassari
Mitral regurgitation secondary to accessory mitral valve (MV) chordae of the left atrium is an extremely rare congenital disease. A 85-year-old female (NYHA I-II) was hospitalized for investigations. An echocardiogram showed calcification of the MV with mild stenosis and moderate regurgitation. Transesophageal three-dimensional echocardiogram revealed a band-like structure extending from the distal third of the anterior wall of the left atrium to the MV. This accessory chordae determined severe systolic regurgitation and mild mitral stenosis...
March 22, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563129/serpentine-thrombus-in-the-heart-a-rare-case-of-trapped-thrombus-in-patent-foramen-ovale
#10
Dominika M Zoltowska, Yashwant Agrawal, Jagadeesh K Kalavakunta
A 77-year-old Caucasian woman with recent abdominal surgery was diagnosed with multiple paradoxical systemic emboli in the mesenteric and renal circulation. Diagnosis was made by direct visualisation of a serpentine thrombus traversing both atria through patent foramen ovale (PFO) by transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE). Concomitantly, the patient was found to have deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. A decision was made to pursue cardiothoracic surgery preceded by inferior vena cava filter placement...
March 21, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29525903/intraoperative-completion-angiogram-may-be-superior-to-transesophageal-echocardiogram-for-detection-of-pulmonary-artery-residual-lesions-in-congenital-heart-surgery
#11
Luke Lamers, Erick E Jimenez, Catherine Allen, Derreck Hoyme, Entela Bua Lushaj, Petros V Anagnostopoulos
The purpose of this study was to assess the diagnostic capabilities of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) compared to completion angiography for detection of residual post-operative pulmonary artery lesions. This is a retrospective review of 19 consecutive surgical cases involving the pulmonary arteries that had post-operative TEE and completion angiography from 2014 to 2017. The echocardiograms were reviewed by 2 blinded examiners and categorized as adequate or inadequate visualization of the surgical repair...
June 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29511695/dynamic-course-of-serratia-marcescens-pulmonic-valve-endocarditis-resulting-in-submassive-pe-and-valve-replacement
#12
Chloe Grace Meyer, Thomas Paul Vacek, Amit Bansal, Ravi Gurujal, Analkumar Parikh
This report illustrates a case of a 42-year-old male with a history of intravenous drug abuse who presented with septic shock. Diagnostic studies, including a transthoracic echocardiogram, chest computed tomography angiography, transesophageal echocardiogram, and blood cultures ultimately revealed Serratia marcescens pulmonic valve infective endocarditis that was treated with intravenous antibiotics. In addition to the rare form of endocarditis and bacterium involved, this case brings into awareness the dynamic nature of the hospital course that requires vigilance in responding to hypotensive episodes for consideration of pulmonary embolism...
January 2018: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29487679/left-atrial-strain-predicts-pro-thrombotic-state-in-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation
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Matteo Cameli, Stefano Lunghetti, Giulia Elena Mandoli, Francesca Maria Righini, Matteo Lisi, Valeria Curci, Cristina Di Tommaso, Marco Solari, Dan Nistor, Annalaura Gismondi, Marta Focardi, Roberto Favilli, Sergio Mondillo
Background and Purpose: Atrial fibrillation (AF) has a high prevalence in the population and it is responsible for up to the 25% of the strokes in elderly people. The aim of our study was to assess the correlations of left atrial (LA) functional parameter, global peak atrial longitudinal strain (PALS), derived from speckle tracking echocardiography (STE), with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) findings in patients with persistent AF undergoing TEE before electrical cardioversion or ablation procedures...
December 2017: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437237/intraoperative-transesophageal-echocardiographic-predictors-of-recurrent-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-in-children-undergoing-subaortic-stenosis-resection
#14
Hythem M Nawaytou, Laura Mercer-Rosa, Alexandra Channing, Meryl S Cohen
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (iTEE) is used to assess for residual left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) after surgical resection of subaortic membrane causing subaortic stenosis (sub-AS). We aimed to identify the iTEE features associated with recurrence of LVOTO. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of children undergoing sub-AS resection from June 2006 to June 2014. Doppler assessment of the flow velocity and the anatomical features of the left ventricular outflow tract were analyzed from stored echocardiograms...
February 13, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428663/shengmai-san-derived-herbal-prevents-the-development-of-a-vulnerable-substrate-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-rat-model-of-ischemic-heart-failure
#15
Jin Ma, Shiyu Ma, Chunxia Yin, Huanlin Wu
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to investigate whether a Shengmai San-derived herbal, Fumai granule (FM), which had a preventive effect on atrial fibrillation (AF) in myocardial infarction (MI)-induced heart failure (HF) rat and to determine the underlying mechanisms. DESIGN AND METHODS: MI was induced by a ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery. One week after MI surgery, FM was gavaged for 4 weeks. AF inducibility was detected by transesophageal programmed electrical stimulation technology...
April 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424263/intraoperative-transesophageal-echocardiogram-during-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-tee-to-the-rescue
#16
Lorenzo De Marchi, Janice Lee, Nina Rawtani, Vinh Nguyen
Supported by a growing number of studies and case reports in the literature, perioperative use of TEE in non-cardiac cases has significantly increased the past two decades. The utility of TEE in monitoring hemodynamic, and diagnosing causes of hypotension refractory to conventional therapy, have made it an almost indispensible tool during major surgeries, such liver transplantation. Despite this fact, compared to the adult population, there is a lack of an equivalent amount of literature on the perioperative use of TEE in pediatric cases...
June 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419663/emphysematous-endocarditis-caused-by-ampc-beta-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-a-case-report
#17
Chung-Jong Kim, Jeong-Eun Yi, Yookyung Kim, Hee Jung Choi
RATIONALE: Infective endocarditis (IE) is a life-threatening disease, mostly caused by gram-positive bacteria. Gram-negative bacteria were identified as a causative organism in relatively small number of cases. Although, antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli is common cause of gram-negative endocarditis, AmpC beta-lactamase (BL)-harboring E coli is very rare cause of IE. Furthermore, emphysematous endocarditis is also a very rare manifestation of E coli infection. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of 80-year-old female patient presenting with dizziness, fever, and altered mental status, who was finally diagnosed with emphysematous endocarditis caused by E coli harboring an AmpC BL gene...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404367/paradoxical-emboli-following-a-pulmonary-embolus-in-the-presence-of-a-patent-foramen-ovale
#18
Khalid Najib, Mark Heckle, Sameh Goubran, Rhadika Mehta, Rohan Goswami, Rami N Khouzam
A paradoxical embolism is defined as a systemic arterial embolus due to passage of a venous thrombus through a right to left shunt. We describe a case of acute cerebral vascular accident (CVA), right subclavian arterial embolus, and pulmonary emboli in the setting of a large patent foramen ovale (PFO). A 74-year-old woman with multiple comorbidities presented to the emergency department with acute onset of shortness of breath, weakness, and right arm pain. She was found to have bilateral pulmonary emboli, left CVA, and a right subclavian arterial embolus on computed tomography (CT)...
January 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390335/fever-of-unknown-origin-and-splenomegaly-a-case-report-of-blood-culture-negative-endocarditis
#19
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/29279077/platypnea-orthodeoxia-syndrome-after-complicated-cholecystectomy-an-unsuspected-diagnosis
#20
Catarina Queirós, Elsa Francisco, João Almeida
A 65-year-old woman with no significant prior medical history presented, in the postoperative course of a complicated cholecystectomy, several episodes of arterial desaturation. Pulmonary embolism was repeatedly suspected, but there was no evidence of pulmonary thrombus on the chest computed tomography angiographies obtained. As these episodes were mainly induced by postural changes, a platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome was suspected. A transthoracic echocardiogram was performed and revealed a patent foramen ovale...
November 29, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
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