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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142816/unilateral-pulmonary-edema-in-a-patient-with-worsening-tricuspid-valve-regurgitation-a-secret-inside-pulmonary-veins
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Elvira Resciniti, Ilaria Caso, Iside Scarfò, Giuseppe Di Pasquale, Giovanni La Canna
We present the case of a 69-year-old patient who was referred to the Department of Echocardiography for surgical treatment of severe tricuspid valve regurgitation (TVR) with advanced congestive heart failure. In 2013 the patient underwent unsuccessful percutaneous ablation for permanent atrial fibrillation. In 2015, following numerous episodes of atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure with left pleural effusion, the patient was admitted to another center. A transthoracic echocardiogram showed severe TVR and moderate precapillary pulmonary hypertension, confirmed at right cardiac catheterization...
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142814/a-membranous-septal-aneurysm-causing-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-in-an-adult
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Fiorella Privitera, Ines Paola Monte, Antonino Indelicato, Corrado Tamburino
We describe a case of a 69-year-old female referred for the evaluation of exertional dyspnea, with a small membranous ventricular septal defect (VSD) and right ventricle (RV) outflow tract obstruction. Using transthoracic echo was diagnosed VSD with left to right shunting and transesophageal echo (TEE) was used to a better anatomical characterization. TEE showed a perimembranous subaortic VSD that developed a high-velocity flow in RV. Pulmonary valve appears normal and right ventricular infundibular hypertrophy or double-chambered RV was excluded from the study...
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128265/atrial-flutter-has-less-left-atrial-spontaneous-contrast-and-higher-left-atrial-appendage-emptying-velocity-compared-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Jennifer J Huang, Sridhar Reddy, Tam H Truong, Prakash Suryanarayana, Joseph S Alpert
BACKGROUND: The risk of stroke and thromboembolism in atrial fibrillation is established. There are clear guidelines in anticoagulation management of patient's with atrial fibrillation, however, the evidence surrounding the risk of thromboembolism in patients with atrial flutter is not as clear. We hypothesized that atrial flutter would have indicators of less risk for thromboembolism compared with atrial fibrillation on transesophageal echocardiography (TEE); thereby possibly leading to a lower stroke risk...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116972/low-cardiac-output-syndrome-after-adult-cardiac-surgery-predictive-value-of-peak-systolic-global-longitudinal-strain
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Philippe Amabili, Sabeha Benbouchta, Laurence Roediger, Marc Senard, Marie Bernard Hubert, Anne-Françoise Donneau, Jean-François Brichant, Gregory A Hans
BACKGROUND: Peak systolic global longitudinal strain (GLS) is increasingly used to quantify left ventricular systolic function. The primary objective of this study was to assess whether GLS obtained during intraoperative transesophageal echocardiogram, performed before cardiopulmonary bypass, improves the prediction of postoperative low cardiac output syndrome (LCOS) after adult cardiac surgery. METHODS: GLS from 275 patients undergoing on-pump cardiac surgery was calculated retrospectively using two-dimensional- speckle tracking echocardiography (aCMQ module from Qlab software version 10...
November 7, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116970/assessment-of-tricuspid-annular-motion-by-speckle-tracking-in-anesthetized-patients-using-transesophageal-echocardiography
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Tao Shen, Michael H Picard, Lanqi Hua, Sara M Burns, Michael N Andrawes
BACKGROUND: The perioperative assessment of right ventricular (RV) function remains a challenge. Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) using M-mode is a widely used measure of RV function. However, accurate alignment of the ultrasound beam with the direction of annular movement can be difficult with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) to measure TAPSE, precluding effective use of M-mode to measure annular excursion. Tracking of specular reflectors in the myocardium may provide an angle-independent method to assess annular motion with TEE...
November 7, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092714/pylephlebitis-presenting-as-spontaneous-coronary-sinus-thrombosis-a-case-report
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Michael A Hart, Mengistu A Simegn
BACKGROUND: Coronary sinus thrombosis is a rare phenomenon. When identified, it most often is a complication of infective endocarditis or procedural intervention. We present an unusual and unreported case of spontaneous coronary sinus thrombosis as embolic sequela of an intra-abdominal infectious process. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 61-year-old white woman with a history of end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation not on long-term systemic anticoagulation, and history of recurrent diverticulitis that presented with acute onset abdominal pain and nausea...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089455/echocardiographic-risk-factors-for-stroke-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-anticoagulated-with-apixaban-or-warfarin
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Dragos Vinereanu, Renato D Lopes, Hillary Mulder, Bernard J Gersh, Michael Hanna, Pedro G M de Barros E Silva, Dan Atar, Lars Wallentin, Christopher B Granger, John H Alexander
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Few data exist on the long-term outcomes of patients with spontaneous echo contrast (SEC), left atrial/left atrial appendage (LA/LAA) thrombus, and complex aortic plaque (CAP), in patients with atrial fibrillation receiving oral anticoagulation. We explored the relationship between these 3 echocardiographic findings and clinical outcomes, and the comparative efficacy and safety of apixaban and warfarin for each finding. METHODS: Patients from the ARISTOTLE trial (Apixaban for Reduction in Stroke and Other Thromboembolic Events in Atrial Fibrillation) with SEC, LA/LAA thrombus, or CAP diagnosed by either transthoracic or transesophageal echocardiography were compared with patients with none of these findings on transesophageal echocardiography...
October 31, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080980/diagnosing-catheter-associated-blood-stream-infection-by-transesophageal-echocardiogram
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Shek Yin Au, Ka Man Fong, Ka Lee Lily Chan, Kai Cheuk Sin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 28, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074839/acute-onset-vascular-dementia-with-bi-thalamic-infarct-in-an-hiv-positive-subject
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Léonard Kouamé Kouassi, Mariam Doumbia-Ouattara
BACKGROUND Bi-thalamic infarctions are rare and marked by clinical polymorphism. Their association with HIV has never been reported. CASE REPORT We report a 51-year-old right-handed man with no medical history, who presented an acute onset vascular dementia associated with an antero-retrograde amnesia, a word-finding difficulty, and a dysexecutive syndrome. The CT scan was normal. Brain MRI revealed a paramedian and bi-thalamic infarction, evoking an occlusion of the Percheron artery. The electrocardiogram, transthoracic and transesophageal cardiac ultrasound, and Doppler echo of cervical arteries gave normal results...
October 27, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062562/anomalous-origin-of-the-right-coronary-artery-from-the-left-coronary-sinus-case-report
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Ziyab K Sarfaraz, Mohammad S Siddiqi, Adil H Al-Kindi, Tarek Alameddine
The anomalous origin of the right coronary artery from the left coronary sinus is a rare congenital disorder and can often result in sudden death upon initial presentation. We report a 19-year-old male patient who was referred to the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman, in 2015 with multiple episodes of exertional angina. He was diagnosed as having an anomalous right coronary artery arising from the left coronary sinus following an intraoperative transesophageal echocardiogram. An unroofing ostioplasty of the anomalous right coronary artery was successful...
August 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043211/native-valve-endocarditis-caused-by-achromobacter-xylosoxidans-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Caio Godoy Rodrigues, Jairo Rays, Marcia Yoshie Kanegae
Achromobacter xylosoxidans is a Gram-negative aerobic bacterium first described by Yabuuchi and Ohyama in 1971. A. xylosoxidans is frequently found in aquatic environments. Abdominal, urinary tract, ocular, pneumonia, meningitis, and osteomyelitis are the most common infections. Infective endocarditis is rare. As far as we know, until now, only 19 cases have been described, including this current report. We report the case of community-acquired native valve endocarditis caused by A. xylosoxidans in an elderly patient without a concomitant diagnosis of a malignancy or any known immunodeficiency...
July 2017: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038738/a-case-of-infective-endocarditis-and-spinal-epidural-abscess-caused-by-streptococcus-mitis-bacteremia
#12
Victoria S Byrd, Attila S Nemeth
A 57-year-old man presented with abdominal pain, hematemesis, and melena. He reported taking high-dose ibuprofen for back pain and drinking several 24-ounce beers daily. Examination was remarkable for icteric sclera, poor dentition, tachycardia, and crescendo-decrescendo murmur at right upper sternal border, radiating to the carotids. Labs revealed leukocytosis, anemia, thrombocytopenia, and elevated liver function tests and INR. Endoscopy demonstrated antral ulcers, duodenitis, and esophagitis. Blood cultures were obtained and broad-spectrum antibiotics started; cultures later grew Streptococcus mitis, and antibiotic coverage was narrowed...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037831/a-complex-case-of-pacemaker-lead-endocarditis
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Henrique Guedes, Adriana Pereira, Rui Pontes Dos Santos, Leonor Marques, Nuno Moreno, Alexandra Castro, Rui Cunha E Sousa, Aurora Andrade, Paula Pinto
Pacemaker lead endocarditis is an uncommon complication after pacemaker implantation, but is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. The authors describe the case of a 68-year-old woman with a double-chamber pacemaker since 2007, admitted to an internal medicine department for spondylodiscitis and Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. During hospitalization, she had an episode of syncope; the 12-lead electrocardiogram showed pacemaker malfunction with ventricular undersensing and loss of capture...
October 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031174/dynamic-right-ventricular-outflow-obstruction-a-rare-cause-of-hypotension-during-anestesia-induction
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Maria Enrica Antoniucci, Christian Colizzi, Gabriella Arlotta, Maria Calabrese, Michele Corrado, Sergio Guarneri, Lorenzo Martinelli, Andrea Scapigliati, Roberto Zamparelli, Franco Cavaliere
INTRODUCTION: Dynamic obstruction of right ventricle outflow tract (RVOTO) is a rare condition that may acutely cause severe heart failure. It has been reported in some hypertrophic cardiomyopathies, after lung transplantation, and in some cases of hemodynamic instability after cardiopulmonary bypass. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report the case of a 71-year-old man who developed severe hypotension during the induction of general anesthesia for surgical coronary revascularization...
October 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026622/lower-extremity-mycotic-aneurysm-in-a-patient-with-listeria-monocytogenes-associated-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis
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Elham Rahmati, P Jan Geiseler, Rosemary C She
Introduction.Listeria monocytogenes is a rare etiology of infectious endocarditis with only 30 cases of prosthetic valve and about twice as many native valve infections described in the literature. We describe an unusual presentation of an endovascular embolic phenomenon with associated lower extremity mycotic aneurysm due to Listeria monocytogenes prosthetic aortic valve and aortic endograft infection. Case presentation. This is a case of an elderly gentleman with prior history of bioprosthetic aortic valve placement and aortic arch repair who was admitted with several weeks of constitutional symptoms and left lower leg pain...
May 2017: JMM Case Reports
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
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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/28983441/high-value-care-in-the-evaluation-of-stroke
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Prakrity Urja, Eric H Nippoldt, Virginia Barak, Carrie Valenta
Value-based care emphasizes achieving the greatest overall health benefit for every dollar spent. We present an interesting case of stroke, which made us consider how frequently health care providers are utilizing value-based care. A 73-year-old Caucasian, who was initially admitted for a hypertensive emergency, was transferred to our facility for worsening slurring of speech and left-sided weakness. The patient had an extensive chronic cerebrovascular disease, including multiple embolic type strokes, mainly in the distribution of the right temporal-occipital cerebral artery and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs)...
August 1, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980280/renin-angiotensin-system-inhibition-is-associated-with-reduced-risk-of-left-atrial-appendage-thrombosis-formation-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#18
Ya Suo, Yue Zhang, Yuanyuan Wang, Meng Yuan, Sayuri Kariyawasam, Gary Tse, Tong Liu, Huaying Fu, Guangping Li
BACKGROUND: Inhibition of the renin-angiotensin axis can reduce the likelihood of atrial fibrillation (AF). However, the effects of angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) on thrombogenicity in AF remain incompletely elucidated. Thisretrospective case-control study was conducted to evaluate whether the use of ACEI or ARB could reduce the incidence of left atrial appendage thrombus (LAAT) and spontaneous echocardiographic contrast (SEC) in patients with AF...
October 5, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948752/budget-impact-analysis-of-rivaroxaban-vs-warfarin-anticoagulation-strategy-for-direct-current-cardioversion-in-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-patients-the-monaldivert-economic-study
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Vincenzo Russo, Anna Rago, Andrea A Papa, Valter Bianchi, Vincenzo Tavoletta, Stefano DE Vivo, Ciro Cavallaro, Gerardo Nigro, Antonio D'Onofrio
BACKGROUND: Rivaroxaban is the first novel oral anticoagulant to receive regulatory approval for non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients who require cardioversion. The MonaldiVert real life experience showed positive benefit-risk profile of short term rivaroxaban administration for transesophageal echocardiogram guided cardioversion in patients who had not achieved adequate pre-procedural vitamin k antagonist (VKA) anticoagulation. METHODS: Aim of our study was to perform a budget impact analysis of MonaldiVert anticoagulation strategy for direct current cardioversion in NVAF patients and to compare the following costs borne by the Regional Healthcare System (RHS) with those for a hypothetical cohort of identical patients underwent from the beginning to early rivaroxaban treatment before direct current cardioversion...
September 25, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929043/supraventricular-tachycardia-and-tricuspid-regurgitation-in-the-setting-of-misplaced-implantable-port-catheter-tip
#20
Ahmad Awan, Bisma Ahsan, Hasan Iftikhar, Akbar Khan, Fasil Tiruneh, Yididia Bekele, Ankit Mahajan, Ahmed A Awan
We present the case of a 31-year-old female with a past medical history of B-cell leukemia, on maintenance chemotherapy administered via centrally placed implantable catheter port, who presented to the emergency room with fever, chills, and generalized body pain of one day's duration. After initial workup, the patient was admitted to the intensive care unit and managed for severe sepsis. The patient was found to have a new-onset 3/6 holosystolic murmur at the left lower sternal border. Furthermore, she developed an episode of supraventricular tachycardia that responded to adenosine...
July 11, 2017: Curēus
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