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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821988/presentation-and-management-of-symptomatic-central-bone-cement-embolization
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Ahmed Samir Barakat, Tamer Owais, Mohamed Alhashash, Mootaz Shousha, Hesham El Saghir, Bernward Lauer, Heinrich Boehm
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: With more cement augmentation procedures done, the occurrence of serious complications is also expected to rise. Symptomatic central cement embolization is a rare but very serious complication. Moreover, the pathophysiology and treatment of intrathoracic cement embolism remain controversial. PURPOSE: In this case series, we are trying to identify various presentations and suggest our emergent management scheme for symptomatic central cement embolization...
August 18, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820553/is-transcatheter-tricuspid-valve-in-valve-implantation-feasible-in-the-presence-of-right-atrial-thrombus
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Jan Henzel, Zofia Dzielińska, Marek Konka, Maciej Dąbrowski, Marcin Protasiewicz, Adam Witkowski, Marcin Demkow
The case is reported of a successful transcatheter implantation of an Edwards SAPIEN 3 valve (29 mm) into a failing tricuspid bioprosthesis (Sorin Pericarbon, 31 mm). The procedure was performed in a 69-year-old woman with post-rheumatic mitral and tricuspid valve disease. Multiple previous cardiac surgeries precluded the use of another surgical approach. A large, organized, two-piece thrombus in the enlarged right atrium was not considered an absolute contraindication to the procedure. The SAPIEN 3 valve was implanted under general anesthesia, via a femoral venous access, under three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography guidance...
March 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817424/impact-of-simulator-based-training-in-focused-transesophageal-echocardiography-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Andreas Bloch, Robert von Arx, Reto Etter, David Berger, Heiko Kaiser, Armando Lenz, Tobias M Merz
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to determine if training in transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) using a TEE simulator improves the ability of novice operators to perform and interpret a focused critical care TEE. METHODS: In this prospective, randomized, controlled study with blinded outcome assessment, 44 intensive care unit trainees were randomly assigned to a control group receiving 4 hours of lecture-based training only, or an intervention group which was additionally trained for 4 hours using a TEE simulator...
August 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814172/novel-endovascular-management-of-proximal-type-a-debakey-ii-aortic-dissection-with-a-patent-foramen-ovale-occluder
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Xun Yuan, Andreas Mitsis, David Mozalbat, Christoph A Nienaber
PURPOSE: To present a novel endovascular management option that avoids open surgery in selected patients with subacute type A aortic dissection (DeBakey II). CASE REPORT: A 75-year-old woman with previous infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm repaired in 2006 and multiple comorbidities (EURO score II 20.5%) was admitted with chest pain; computed tomography angiography (CTA) showed a new dissection in the ascending aorta just above the right coronary ostium. As the patient was considered unfit to undergo surgery, an endovascular solution was suggested after multidisciplinary team discussion...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812247/towards-robot-assisted-echocardiographic-monitoring-in-catheterization-laboratories-usability-centered-manipulator-for-transesophageal-echocardiography
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Christina Pahl, Henning Ebelt, Mostafa Sayahkaraji, Eko Supriyanto, Amiliana Soesanto
This paper proposes a robotic Transesophageal Echocardiography (TOE) system concept for Catheterization Laboratories. Cardiovascular disease causes one third of all global mortality. TOE is utilized to assess cardiovascular structures and monitor cardiac function during diagnostic procedures and catheter-based structural interventions. However, the operation of TOE underlies various conditions that may cause a negative impact on performance, the health of the cardiac sonographer and patient safety. These factors have been conflated and evince the potential of robot-assisted TOE...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808933/cardiovascular-disease-in-clozapine-treated-patients-evidence-mechanisms-and-management
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Kathlyn J Ronaldson
Myocarditis occurs in about 3% of those initiated on clozapine but monitoring reduces the risk of serious outcome. Cardiomyopathy may develop after myocarditis, or from prolonged tachycardia. Monitoring using echocardiography is not deemed cost effective. Tachycardia, orthostatic hypotension and reduced heart rate variability are a group of clozapine-related adverse effects associated with autonomic dysfunction and may have serious consequences in the long term. Elevated heart rate and poor heart rate variability can be treated with a β-blocker or a non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker, while orthostatic hypotension can be alleviated by increased fluid intake and abdominal binding, but may require pharmacological intervention...
August 14, 2017: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808190/cholesterol-crystal-embolization-following-plaque-rupture-a-systemic-disease-with-unusual-features
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Firas Ghanem, Deepthi Vodnala, Jagadeesh K Kalavakunta, Sridevi Durga, Noah Thormeier, Prem Subramaniyam, Scott Abela, George S Abela
Cholesterol crystal embolic (CCE) syndrome is often a clinically challenging condition that has a poor prognostic implication. It is a result of plaque rupture with release of cholesterol crystals into the circulation that embolize into various tissue organs. Plaque rupture seems to be triggered by an expanding necrotic core during cholesterol crystallization forming sharp tipped crystals that perforate and tear the fibrous cap. Embolizing cholesterol crystals then initiate both local and systemic inflammation that eventually lead to vascular fibrosis and obstruction causing symptoms that can mimic other vasculitic conditions...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804896/load-dependence-of-myocardial-deformation-variables-a-clinical-strain-echocardiographic-study
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M Fredholm, K Jörgensen, E Houltz, S-E Ricksten
BACKGROUND: The effects of left ventricular (LV) loading on myocardial deformation variables are not well-studied in the clinical setting. In the present study, we evaluated the effects of isolated changes in preload, afterload and heart rate on LV longitudinal strain, systolic (SR-S) and early diastolic strain rate (SR-E) in post-cardiac surgery patients. METHODS: Twenty-one patients were studied early after cardiac surgery. Longitudinal myocardial strain and SR were analysed off-line using 2-D speckle echocardiography...
August 13, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801415/randomised-feasibility-trial-into-the-effects-of-low-frequency-electrical-muscle-stimulation-in-advanced-heart-failure-patients
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Stuart Ennis, Gordon McGregor, Thomas Hamborg, Helen Jones, Robert Shave, Sally J Singh, Prithwish Banerjee
OBJECTIVES: Low-frequency electrical muscle stimulation (LF-EMS) may have the potential to reduce breathlessness and increase exercise capacity in the chronic heart failure population who struggle to adhere to conventional exercise. The study's aim was to establish if a randomised controlled trial of LF-EMS was feasible. DESIGN AND SETTING: Double blind (participants, outcome assessors), randomised study in a secondary care outpatient cardiac rehabilitation programme...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796425/comparison-of-stroke-volume-measurements-during-hemodialysis-using-bioimpedance-cardiography-and-echocardiography
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Michael J Germain, Jyovani Joubert, Daniel O'Grady, Brian H Nathanson, Yossi Chait, Nathan W Levin
BACKGROUND: Fluid management remains a major challenge of hemodialysis (HD) care, with serious implications for morbidity and mortality. Intradialytic fluid management is typically guided by blood pressure, an indirect resultant of hemodynamics status. Direct measurements of hemodynamic parameters may improve cardiovascular outcomes by providing rational bases for intervention. We compare stroke volume (SV) measurements using a noninvasive, regional biompedance cardiography device (NiCaS) with Doppler echocardiography (Echo) in HD setting...
August 10, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795442/protruding-coronary-stent-detected-by-transesophageal-echocardiography-changes-surgical-procedure
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David M Corda, Carl Dragstedt, Gary S Allen, Gregory M Janelle
This case describes an unusual intraoperative transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) finding of an unknown sinus of Valsalva mass in a patient undergoing an off-pump coronary artery bypass procedure. The intraoperative TEE finding not only revealed a protruding right coronary ostial stent but also changed the surgical procedure to include an aortotomy that allowed successful removal of the stent. As interventional cardiologists begin exploring more techniques to manage difficult ostial lesions, this finding may be seen more commonly in the future...
August 9, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791852/cardiac-tumors-in-children-a-20-year-review-of-clinical-presentation-diagnostics-and-treatment
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Joanna Kwiatkowska, Anna Wałdoch, Jarosław Meyer-Szary, Piotr Potaż, Marek Grzybiak
BACKGROUND: The use of new imaging techniques has contributed significantly to earlier diagnosis and treatment of cardiac tumors. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to analyze data from children with cardiac tumors in terms of clinical presentation, the role of noninvasive diagnostic procedures and the long-term outcome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The data analyzed retrospectively concerned 30 children in whom cardiac tumors were diagnosed from January 1995 to July 2015...
March 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781240/outcomes-in-patients-with-contained-ruptures-of-the-aortic-annulus-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-with-balloon-expandable-devices
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Philipp Breitbart, Jan Minners, Gregor Pache, Jochen Reinöhl, Nicolaj Christopher Hansson, Bjarne L Nørgaard, Franz-Josef Neumann, Philipp Ruile
AIMS: To evaluate incidence and long-term outcomes of patients with contained ruptures of the aortic annulus (CR) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). METHODS AND RESULTS: From May 2012 to June 2017 a total of 1030 patients underwent post- TAVI computed tomography angiography (CTA) at three centers in Germany and Denmark. CR were identified in 12 patients (1.2%, 80.7+5.0 years, STS-Score 4.1+1.4%). All 12 patients had received a balloon-expandable valve...
August 8, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780839/-feasibility-and-value-of-index-of-microcirculatory-resistance-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-after-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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J L Han, L Y He, M Cui, Y Z Zhang, X B Liu, X Y Xu, Y P Wang, F F Wang, G S Wang, J Niu, F C Zhang, L Mi, L J Guo, W Gao
Objective: To evaluate the feasibility of detecting index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR) and the relationship between IMR and left ventricular (LV) systolic function after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods: The patients with first AMI received primary PCI in Peking University Third Hospital were enrolled from January 2014 to March 2016. IMR were measured immediately after PCI by using pressure/temperature wire. The relationship between IMR and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) assessed by echocardiography at first day and 6 months after admission was evaluated...
August 1, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774932/variation-in-the-echocardiographic-surveillance-of-primary-mitral-regurgitation
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Varsha K Tanguturi, Michael K Hidrue, Michael H Picard, Steven J Atlas, Jeffrey B Weilburg, Timothy G Ferris, Katrina Armstrong, Jason H Wasfy
BACKGROUND: Clinical outcomes after surgical treatment of mitral regurgitation are worse if intervention occurs after deterioration of left ventricular size and function. Transthoracic echocardiographic (TTE) surveillance of patients with mitral regurgitation is indicated to avoid adverse ventricular remodeling. Overly frequent TTEs can impair patient access and reduce value in care delivery. This balance between timely surveillance and overutilization of TTE in valvular disease provides a model to study variation in the delivery of healthcare services...
August 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770033/epicardial-fat-thickness-is-correlated-with-vagal-hyperactivity-in-patients-with-neurally-mediated-syncope
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Kyoung Im Cho, Young Soo Lee, Byong Kyu Kim, Bong Joon Kim, Kee Sik Kim
BACKGROUND: Epicardial fat tissue has unique endocrine and paracrine functions that affect the cardiac autonomic system. The head-up tilt test (HUTT) is a simple non-invasive measurement that assesses autonomic nervous system dysfunction. We investigated the association between epicardial fat thickness (EFT) and autonomic neural tone, such as vagal tone. METHODS: A total of 797 consecutive patients (mean age 46.5 years, male: 45.7%) who underwent HUTT and echocardiography between March 2006 and June 2015 were enrolled...
June 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766162/intramyocardial-dissecting-hematoma-in-anterior-wall-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-impact-on-left-ventricular-remodeling-and-prognosis
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Letizia Spinelli, Eugenio Stabile, Giuseppe Giugliano, Carmine Morisco, Caterina Anna Giudice, Massimo Imbriaco, Mario Santoro, Giovanni Esposito, Bruno Trimarco
Intramyocardial dissecting hematoma is an uncommon complication of myocardial infarction potentially leading to cardiac rupture. The aim of the present study was to investigate coronary reperfusion results, left ventricular (LV) function recovery and remodeling and clinical outcomes in patients with anterior STEMI complicated by intramyocardial hematoma. We prospectively studied 87 patients (mean age 59 ± 10 years; 88% male) with anterior STEMI (42 with intramyocardial hematoma) in order to evaluate coronary reperfusion results, LV remodeling (≥15% increase in end-systolic volume) and clinical outcomes (cardiac death, non-fatal reinfarction, and hospitalization for congestive heart failure) at 24 months...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764576/contemporary-evaluation-of-mitral-regurgitation-3d-echocardiography-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-and-procedural-planning
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Frank E Corrigan, Aneel Maini, Shawn Reginauld, Stamatios Lerakis
Mitral regurgitation is one of the more common forms of valvular heart disease. Given the expansion of therapies for structural heart disease, new therapies for mitral regurgitation are emerging. An accurate description and classification of mitral disease is important to understand pathology and provide recommendations for therapy. Areas covered: In the modern evaluation of mitral regurgitation, 3-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) play important roles which overcome the prior limitations of 2-dimensional echocardiography...
August 2, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762926/-giant-aneurisms-of-coronary-arteries-in-the-kawasaki-syndrome
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G A Lyskina, O L Bokeriya, O G Shirinskaya, N V Gagarina, A S Satyukova, A V Torbyak, Yu O Kostina
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease is an acute systemic vasculitis of childhood with possible coronary artery involvement which can cause acute coronary syndrome in children and young adults. PURPOSE: to study clinical and demographic characteristics of patients with Kawasaki disease with giant coronary aneurysms, to assess long-term prognosis in these patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In 2003-2015 262 children with Kawasaki disease were examined in the University Children Hospital of the I...
May 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762298/cardiac-myxoma-clinical-characteristics-surgical-intervention-intra-operative-challenges-and-outcome
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Mahmoud Abu Abeeleh, Suhayl Saleh, Emad Alhaddad, Moaath Alsmady, Musa Alshehabat, Zuhair Bani Ismail, Islam Massad, Amjad Bani Hani, Sami Abu Halaweh
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this retrospective study were to characterize the clinical presentation, diagnostic findings, surgical approaches, intra-operative challenges and complications following the surgical treatment of cardiac myxoma in two of the largest referral hospitals in Jordan. METHODS: Medical records of all patients presented to the cardiology department during the period between 1984 and 2016 were reviewed. Criteria for inclusion in the study were: (1) patients who were presented for cardiac evaluation due to symptoms suggestive of a primary cardiac problem, (2) completed medical records, including results of echocardiography suggestive of intra-cardiac occupying mass, (3) the surgical operation was undertaken and intra-operative data was available, (4) a histological diagnosis of myxoma was available and (5) the discharge status and follow-up data were available for at least 2 years after initial surgery...
July 1, 2017: Perfusion
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