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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924179/ischemic-stroke-and-septic-shock-after-subacute-endocarditis-caused-by-haemophilus-parainfluenzae-case-report
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Mayra Goncalves Menegueti, Jaciara Machado-Viana, Gilberto Gambero Gaspar, Edson Antonio Nicolini, Anibal Basile-Filho, Maria Auxiliadora-Martins
Haemophilus parainfluenzae, which belongs to the HACEK (Haemophilus ssp, Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Cardiobacterium hominis, Eikenella corrodens, and Kingella kingae) group, is a rare cause of subacute endocarditis and may lead to ischemic stroke. A 65-year-old female patient previously diagnosed with rheumatic valve disease was submitted to surgical mitral valve repair in 1996. Physical examination did not reveal any murmurs; physical examination of the lungs and abdomen was normal. The patient was admitted to hospital with progressive dyspnea, dry cough, and fever...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920864/clinical-case-report-discitis-osteomyelitis-complicated-by-inferior-vena-cava-venous-thrombosis-and-septic-pulmonary-emboli
#2
Zerwa Farooq, Brooke Devenney-Cakir
Viridans group streptococcus is an infrequent cause of osteomyelitis that is found in association with infective endocarditis. Only a few studies report viridans osteomyelitis in the absence of endocarditis. Vertebral pyogenic osteomyelitis can sometimes be complicated by psoas or paraspinal abscesses. These intra-abdominal and/or pelvic collections can very rarely result in venous thrombosis. A paraspinal abscess resulting in inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombosis has only been reported once in the literature...
December 2016: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898548/two-cardiac-arrests-because-of-venous-air-embolism-during-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography
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Joseph M Sisk, Monica D Choi, Andrew B Casabianca, Ali M Hassan
Venous air embolism is a rare but potentially catastrophic complication of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. We report 2 cases of venous air embolism and subsequent cardiac arrests. During resuscitation efforts, a transesophageal echocardiogram was placed, which demonstrated significant air in the right heart. Although gastroenterologists seem to be more aware of this complication, it is underreported in the anesthesiology literature. As anesthesiologists continue to expand coverage to endoscopy suites, anesthesia providers must be aware of predisposing factors and maintain a high index of suspicion to recognize and treat in a timely manner to prevent serious adverse outcomes...
November 28, 2016: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891259/neurocardiogenic-syncope-and-supraventricular-tachycardia-in-association-with-a-rare-congenital-aortic-valve-abnormality
#4
Yashwant Agrawal, Jagadeesh K Kalavakunta, Vishal Gupta, William Lapenna
We report a case of a 26-year-old woman who presented with multiple episodes of syncope over a five-months period of time. Transthoracic echocardiogram had shown a normal functioning quadricuspid aortic valve (QAV) which was also confirmed on a transesophageal echocardiogram. Computed tomographic angiography of heart and coronary arteries showed the QAV with equal size of all aortic cusps and normal coronary arteries. Intermittent chest pain and palpitations warranted an exercise stress test. The stress test revealed normal aerobic exertion, with achievement of 101% of maximal peak heart rate...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885496/descending-aortic-mechanics-and-atrial-fibrillation-a-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-transesophageal-echocardiography-study
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Rogério Teixeira, Ricardo Monteiro, Paulo Dinis, Maria José Santos, Ana Botelho, Nuno Quintal, Nuno Cardim, Lino Gonçalves
Vascular mechanics assessed with two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) could be used as a new imaging surrogate of vascular stiffening. The CHA2DS2-VASc score is considered accurate as an estimate of stroke risk in non-valvular AF, although many potential stroke risk factors have not been included in this scoring method. The purpose of this research is to study the feasibility of evaluating vascular mechanics at the descending aorta in non-valvular AF patients using transesophageal 2D-STE and to analyze the association between descending aortic mechanics and stroke...
November 24, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876001/severe-mitral-regurgitation-due-to-mitral-leaflet-aneurysm-diagnosed-by-three-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography-a-case-report
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Takao Konishi, Naohiro Funayama, Tadashi Yamamoto, Daisuke Hotta, Kenjiro Kikuchi, Katsumi Ohori, Hiroshi Nishihara, Shinya Tanaka
BACKGROUND: A small mitral valve aneurysm (MVA) presenting as severe mitral regurgitation (MR) is uncommon. CASE PRESENTATION: A 47-year-old man with a history of hypertension complained of exertional chest discomfort. A transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) revealed the presence of MR and prolapse of the posterior leaflet. A 6-mm in diameter MVA, not clearly visualized by TTE, was detected on the posterior leaflet on a three-dimensional (3D) transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)...
November 22, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867461/transesophageal-echocardiography-and-radiation-induced-damages
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Marzia Cottini, Vincenzo Polizzi, Paolo Giuseppe Pino, Vitaliano Buffa, Francesco Musumeci
The long-term sequelae of mantle therapy include, especially lung and cardiac disease but also involve the vessels and the organs in the neck and thorax (such as thyroid, aorta, and esophagus). We presented the case of 66-year-old female admitted for congestive heart failure in radiation-induced heart disease. The patient had undergone to massive radiotherapy 42 years ago for Hodgkin's disease (type 1A). Transesophageal echocardiography was performed unsuccessfully with difficulty because of the rigidity and impedance of esophageal walls...
July 2016: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862233/transesophageal-echocardiographic-diagnosis-of-a-watchman-left-atrial-appendage-closure-device-thrombus-10%C3%A2-years-following-implantation
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Shariq Shamim, Anthony Magalski, Adnan C Chhatriwalla, Keith B Allen, Kenneth C Huber, Michael L Main
Left atrial appendage closure with the WATCHMAN device is an alternative to chronic oral anticoagulation for thromboembolic prophylaxis in atrial fibrillation patients. Left atrial device-related thrombus (DRT) has been described in the first year after implant with an incidence of ~6%. A 79-year-old man underwent WATCHMAN device placement in 2006. Routine protocol specified follow-up transesophageal echocardiograms (TEE) at 6 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year following implant showed no evidence for DRT or peri-device flow...
November 16, 2016: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860272/endovascular-repair-of-ventricular-assist-device-outflow-cannula-stenosis
#9
Faraz S Ahmad, Andrew J Sauer, Mark J Ricciardi
This report describes a case of endovascular repair of an outflow cannula obstruction in a heart failure patient with biventricular assist devices. The patient presented with cardiogenic shock and was diagnosed via multimodality imaging with outflow cannula obstruction of the left ventricular assist device, likely from a hematoma. A transesophageal echocardiogram-guided endovascular approach was undertaken. A 10.0 mm × 38 mm covered stent was successfully deployed and post-dilated. Normal flow in the outflow cannula was restored...
November 17, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852478/transcatheter-mitral-valve-in-valve-therapy
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Jose F Condado, Brian Kaebnick, Vasilis Babaliaros
Valve-in-valve and valve-in-ring transcatheter mitral valve replacement can be used in for the treatment of inoperable patients with failing mitral surgical bioprosthesis or valve repairs. Preprocedural multi-image evaluation by a heart team must include transthoracic echocardiogram, transesophageal echocardiogram, and cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA). CTA is used to determine access site (transapical, transseptal, or transatrial), transcatheter valve size, and landing zone. Though complications can occur (ie, valve embolization, bleeding, or vascular complications), this less invasive procedure has a reported success rate of 70% to 100% and is now increasingly used...
January 2016: Interventional cardiology clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834450/echocardiographic-detection-of-left-ventricular-thrombus-in-patients-undergoing-heartmate-ii-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation
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Heidi B Schubmehl, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili, Eugene Storoznsky, Jeffrey D Alexis, Leway Chen, Howard T Massey
PURPOSE: Transthoracic (TTE) and transesophageal echocardiograms (TEE) are considered accurate in detecting the presence of left ventricular (LV) thrombus. A persistent LV thrombus poses risks of pump thrombosis and stroke in LVAD recipients. The relationship between preoperative echocardiography and intraoperative findings at LVAD implantation has not previously been studied. METHODS: A retrospective review examined all patients undergoing LVAD placement or exchange from October 2011 to March 2014...
November 11, 2016: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826136/vegetation-attached-to-the-left-interatrial-septal-surface-at-the-congenital-location-of-the-foramen-ovale-a-rare-occurrence
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Waqas Javed Siddiqui, Ishan Acharya, Praneet Iyer, Muhammad Yasir Khan, Muhammad Rafique, Anand Kaji, Ketan Gala
BACKGROUND Non-valvular mural infective endocarditis (IE) is a rare bacterial growth on cardiac walls. Several risk factors have been reported. Echocardiography is an important diagnostic modality for diagnosing vegetation attached to the intracardiac walls. CASE REPORT We present the case of a 57-year-old man admitted with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia due to an infected tunnelled hemodialyses catheter. Transthoracic echocardiogram did not show any abnormality, but transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) revealed a 1...
November 9, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822477/left-atrial-enlargement-on-transthoracic-echocardiography-predicts-left-atrial-thrombus-on-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-ischemic-stroke-patients
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James Anaissie, Dominique Monlezun, A Seelochan, James E Siegler, Maria Chavez-Keatts, Jonathan Tiu, Denise Pineda, Alexander George, Amir Shaban, Nidal Abi Rafeh, Laurie Schluter, Sheryl Martin-Schild, Ramy El Khoury
Background. Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) is superior to transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) in detecting left atrial thrombus (LAT), a risk factor for stroke, but is costly and invasive, carrying a higher risk for complications. Aims. To determine the utility of using left atrial enlargement (LAE) on TTE to predict LAT on TEE. Methods. AIS patients who presented in 06/2008-7/2013 and underwent both TTE and TEE were identified from our prospective stroke registry. Analysis consisted of multivariate logistic regression with propensity score adjustment and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) area under the curve (AUC) analyses...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751344/a-rare-case-of-right-ventricular-myxoma-causing-recurrent-stroke
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Prakash Aroor Sarvotham Rao, S N Nagendra Prakash, Somanath Vasudev, M Girish, Arun Srinivas, H P Guru Prasad, P Jayakumar, Venu Gopal Anandaswamy
We present a 62-year-old lady admitted in our hospital with two episodes of acute ischemic stroke about 2 weeks apart. She was evaluated for acute ischemic stroke and was thrombolysed for recent stroke in right MCA territory first time. On further evaluation, she was found to have a RVOT mass. A transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiogram revealed a PFO and a large, 5.1cm×2.3cm, ovoid, well circumscribed, echogenic mass in the right ventricle outflow tract attached by small pedicle to the ventricular side of anterior tricuspid leaflet, partly obstructing the right ventricular outflow tract and protruding through the pulmonic valve during systole...
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730660/cta-detection-of-left-atrial-stasis-and-thrombus-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#15
Lin Wang, Madhavi Kadiyala, Elana Koss, Abhimanyu Yarramaneni, Kathleen Rapelje, Stephanie Kampfer, Nathaniel Reichek, David Hoch, Vinay Jayam, Joseph Levine, Jie J Cao
BACKGROUND: We investigated CT angiography (CTA) in assessment of left atrial appendage (LAA) stasis and thrombus in pre-procedural evaluation for atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation in a large community cohort. METHODS AND RESULTS: We reviewed CTA and transesophageal echocardiographic images obtained in 861 consecutive patients with a history of AF undergoing same-day CTA and transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) before AF ablation at a single hospital (2006-2013)...
October 12, 2016: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716710/transesophageal-echocardiography-guided-thrombectomy-of-intracardiac-renal-cell-carcinoma-without-cardiopulmonary-bypass
#16
Fouad Ghazi Souki, Michael Demos, Lilibeth Fermin, Gaetano Ciancio
Advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) resection has important anesthetic management implications, particularly when tumor extends, suprahepatic, into the right atrium. Use of transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) is essential in identifying tumor extension and guiding resection. Latest surgical approach avoids venovenous and cardiopulmonary bypass yet requires special precautions and interventions on the anesthesiologist's part. We present a case of Level IV RCC resected without cardiopulmonary bypass and salvaged by TEE guidance and detection of residual intracardiac tumor...
October 2016: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688677/aorto-left-atrial-fistula-rare-cause-of-acute-cardiac-failure-in-a-previously-healthy-individual
#17
Yashwant Agrawal, Monoj Konda, Jagadeesh K Kalavakunta
Complications of valvular infective endocarditis involving the peri-annular region puts the patient at a significantly high risk of adverse outcomes including heart failure and death. The "mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa" is relatively avascular and offers little resistance to the spread of abscesses, aneurysm, and fistula formation. Aorto-cavitary fistulous tract formation in the setting of native valve infective endocarditis is associated with higher rates of heart failure, ventricular septal defect, and atrioventricular block than nonruptured abscesses...
October 2016: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688000/nonbacterial-thrombotic-endocarditis-involving-both-the-tricuspid-and-aortic-valves
#18
Bhaskar Bhardwaj, Ata Bajwa, Amit Sharma, Arooge Towheed, Bakul V Sanghani, A Iain McGhie
A 71-year-old male presented after sudden onset of confusion and expressive aphasia. MRI head revealed multiple ischemic lesions consistent with cardio-embolic pathophysiology. A computed tomography angiography of lung showed peripheral pulmonary emboli. He underwent a transesophageal echocardiogram as a part of the stroke workup and was found to have vegetations on both aortic and tricuspid valves. The blood cultures did not show any growth, and the patient remained afebrile during the course of hospitalization...
September 30, 2016: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27609716/traversing-boundaries-thrombus-in-transit-with-paradoxical-embolism
#19
Varun Miriyala, Muhammad Umer Awan, Kirmanj Faraj, Bipinpreet Nagra
A 72-year-old male is diagnosed with paradoxical embolus after he presented with concurrent deep vein thrombosis, stroke, and multiple arterial emboli in the presence of a patent foramen ovale (PFO). Paradoxical embolus requires the passage of a thrombus from the venous into the arterial circulation through a right-to-left shunt leading to systemic embolism. But, despite the high incidence of PFO (27.3% across all age groups by autopsy), paradoxical embolism (PDE) is uncommon, representing <2% of all arterial emboli...
2016: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27576213/transcranial-doppler-changes-in-patients-treated-with-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#20
Tapan Kavi, Megan Esch, Brenda Rinsky, Axel Rosengart, Shouri Lahiri, Patrick D Lyden
BACKGROUND: Transcranial Doppler (TCD) has significant implications for neurovascular assessment in patients being treated with venoarterial-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO). However, there have been no studies demonstrating the changes in pulsatility indices (PIs) seen in these patients. Nonpulsatile waveforms are seen during on-pump coronary artery bypass graft, but low or low-normal PIs have never been reported. It is important to be aware of these changes, as they can be misinterpreted as cerebral vasodilation, vasoconstriction, increased intracranial pressures (ICPs), or cerebral circulatory arrest...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
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