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Cardiac perforation

In-Cheol Kim, Suyon Chang, Geu-Ru Hong, Seung Hyun Lee, Sak Lee, Jong-Won Ha, Byung-Chul Chang, Young Jin Kim, Chi Young Shim
BACKGROUND: Recent evolution of cardiac computed tomography (CT) provides useful information about valvular and perivalvular structures. We compared the diagnostic performance of CT and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) with applications of 3-dimensional reconstruction in detecting vegetation and intracardiac complications in patients with infective endocarditis (IE). METHODS AND RESULTS: Seventy-five patients (53 men; age, 58±15 years) with definite IE who underwent TEE and CT with 3-dimensional reconstruction within 3 days were analyzed...
March 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
Jan Friso Nast, Christoph Berliner, Thomas Rösch, Daniel von Renteln, Tania Noder, Guido Schachschal, Stefan Groth, Harald Ittrich, Jan F Kersten, Gerhard Adam, Yuki B Werner
BACKGROUND: The newly developed technique of peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has been shown to be effective in several short- and mid-term studies. Limited information is available about the adequacy of immediate post-POEM monitoring tests. METHODS: POEM was performed under general anesthesia in 228 patients (59.6% male, mean age 45.6 ± 15.5 years). Post-procedural checks comprised clinical and laboratory examination, and, during post-procedure days 1-5, endoscopy and-in the first 114 cases-radiologic examination using water-soluble contrast (1st group); the remaining patients underwent post-procedure controls without radiology (2nd group)...
March 15, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Dae-Hyun Kim, Deok-Soo Lee, Hyun-Wook Nah, Jae-Kwan Cha
BACKGROUND: A significant proportion of patients with mild ischemic stroke become disabled despite receiving intravenous thrombolytic therapy. The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical and radiological factors associated with unfavorable outcomes in patients with minor ischemic stroke that received intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) therapy. METHODS: We identified anterior circulation stroke patients with initial National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) scores ≤5 who received intravenous thrombolysis within 4...
March 15, 2018: BMC Neurology
Orçun Çiftci, Neslihan Arzu Akgün, Kerem Can Yılmaz, Emir Karaçağlar, Alp Aydınalp, Atilla Sezgin, I Haldun Müderrisoğlu, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: Endomyocardial biopsy sampling is used to check acute rejection after cardiac transplant. However, it may lead to tricuspid valve injury and cardiac perforation; therefore, less invasive tools may be useful. Right heart catheterization provides valuable information about cardiac hemodynamics. Herein, we aimed to determine the correlation of right heart catheterization parameters with acute rejection and death during cardiac transplant follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated follow-up right heart catheterization and endomyocardial biopsy results from 47 adult patients who underwent cardiac transplant at Başkent University Faculty of Medicine between 2004 and 2016...
March 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
Mangyuan Wang, Kai Chen, Xiao Chen, Liang Chen, Jiangping Song, ShengShou Hu
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), despite being two dramatically different entities, have overlapping phenotypes. As it is easy to misdiagnose between ARVC and DCM, there is a need to establish a new differential diagnostic parameter to differentiate the two. We investigated the utility of endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) for the differential diagnosis, and our study had three aims. The first was to verify the EMB high diagnostic efficacy. The second was to investigate the EMB perforation risk at the right ventricle (RV) free wall of end-stage ARVC...
February 14, 2018: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
Virendra R Desai, Alejandro L Rosas, Gavin W Britz
Cerebral aneurysms have a high mortality rate when ruptured. Endovascular techniques have improved substantially in treating this pathology. However, surgical clip ligation remains the preferred option for some aneurysms. Various techniques are used intraoperatively to assist the surgeon in dissecting the aneurysmal dome free of surrounding tissue and placing a clip around the neck safely and effectively so that no nearby perforating vessels are affected and no residual remains. These techniques include temporary clip ligation, endovascular balloon occlusion and cardiac standstill...
December 2017: Stroke and Vascular Neurology
Roberto Mijangos-Vázquez, Antonio J García-Montes, Elena M Soto-López, Verónica Guarner-Lans, Carlos Zabal
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to demonstrate the safety and feasibility of using the new Cardia Ultrasept II™ device with interposed Goretex patch referring to the perforation of polyvinyl alcohol membrane. BACKGROUND: Great advances have been made in the development of devices for closure of atrial septal defect. The Cardia Ultrasept II™ with interposed Goretex patch is the modified last generation of Cardia devices, having the advantage of a super-low profile within the atria and an integral locking delivery-retrieval mechanism that ensures safe deployment...
February 27, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
Bernardo Cortese, Gaetano di Palma, Roberto Latini
Coronary Sinus Reducer (Neovasc, Inc., Richmond B.C., Canada) has shown to be an effective and safe treatment option for the treatment of refractory angina. Until now, a few number of complications related to its implantation have been reported. Coronary sinus perforation is a rare complication, more often related to cardiac surgery procedures. We report the first case of coronary sinus perforation after a sinus Reducer implantation.
February 26, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Byomesh Tripathi, Shilpkumar Arora, Varun Kumar, Mohamed Abdelrahman, Sopan Lahewala, Mihir Dave, Mahek Shah, Bryan Tan, Sejal Savani, Apurva Badheka, Radha Gopalan, Ghanshyam Palamaner Subash Shantha, Juan Viles Gonzales, Abhishek Deshmukh
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation is widely accepted intervention for atrial fibrillation (AF) refractory to antiarrhythmic drugs (AAD), but limited data is available regarding contemporary trends in major complications and in hospital mortality due to the procedure. This study was aimed at exploring the temporal trends of in-hospital mortality, major complications and impact of hospital volume on frequency of AF ablation related outcomes. METHOD: Nationwide inpatient sample (NIS) database was utilized to identify the AF patients treated with catheter ablation...
February 25, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Andrés Ricardo Pérez-Riera, Raimundo Barbosa-Barros, Wallam Lima Aragão, Rodrigo Daminello-Raimundo, Luiz Carlos de Abreu, Joseane Elza Tonussi Mendes Rossette do Valle, Isabel Cristina Esposito Sorpreso, Kjell Nikus
We report a case of acute coronary syndrome with transient prominent anterior QRS forces (PAF) caused by proximal subocclusion of the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery before the first septal perforator branch. The ECG change indicates left septal fascicular block (LSFB) with associated slurring-type giant J-wave. Currently, this J-wave variant is considered as a lambda-like wave or QRS-ST-T "triangulation". Its presence is indicative of poor prognosis because of the risk for cardiac arrest as a consequence of ventricular tachycardia/ventricular fibrillation (VT/VF)...
February 24, 2018: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
Kota Agematsu, Toru Okamura, Yoji Takiguchi, Yorikazu Harada
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February 2018: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Michael S Lee, Richard A Shlofmitz, Evan Shlofmitz, Pratyaksh K Srivastava, Jeremy Kong, Cindy Grines, George Revytak, Jeffrey W Chambers
OBJECTIVES: We assessed the safety and efficacy of orbital atherectomy to modify severely calcified coronary plaque prior to stent implantation in patients with small vessel (2.5mm) disease. BACKGROUND: Severe coronary artery calcification increases the risk of adverse clinical events during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Patients who undergo PCI of small vessels have worse clinical outcomes including higher rates of perforation and dissection. The outcomes of orbital atherectomy of small diameter vessels (2...
October 3, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
Nitesh Sood, David T Martin, Rachel Lampert, Jeptha P Curtis, Craig Parzynski, Jude Clancy
BACKGROUND: Transvenous lead extraction is an integral part of management of patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices. Real-world incidence and predictors of perioperative complications in extractions involving implantable cardioverter-defibrillator leads have not been described in detail. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Registry were analyzed. Lead extraction was defined as removal of leads implanted for >1 year...
February 2018: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
Jason R Sims, Nandan S Anavekar, Krishnaswamy Chandrasekaran, James M Steckelberg, Walter R Wilson, Bernard J Gersh, Larry M Baddour, Daniel C DeSimone
Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is the gold standard imaging study used in the diagnosis of infective endocarditis (IE). Computed tomography angiography (CTA) has undergone rapid advancement as a cardiac imaging technique and has previously shown promise in small non-randomized studies for evaluation of IE. We hypothesized that cardiac CTA would perform similarly to TEE in the detection of endocarditic lesions and that there would be no difference in clinical outcomes whether the coronary arteries were evaluated by CTA or invasive coronary angiography (ICA)...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
Mark Webster, Sanjeevan Pasupati, Nigel Lever, Martin Stiles
OBJECTIVE: This first-in-human study evaluated the safety and technical feasibility of the Tempo temporary cardiac pacing lead (BioTrace Medical), which includes a novel fixation mechanism and soft tip. BACKGROUND: Complications of temporary pacing leads include dislodgment, arrhythmias, and ventricular perforation. Temporary pacing applications have increased with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) growth, for rapid pacing during balloon valvuloplasty (BAV) and valve deployment, and for periprocedural bradyarrhythmia support...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
Vedran Premuzic, Lea Katalinic, Marijan Pasalic, Hrvoje Jurin
Cardiac tamponade caused by perforation of the cardiac wall is a rare complication related to central venous catheter (CVC) placement. A 71-year-old female with a previous history of moderate aortic stenosis and kidney transplantation was admitted to hospital due to global heart failure and worsening of allograft function. Intensified hemodialysis was commenced through a CVC placed in the right subclavian vein. Chest radiography revealed catheter tip in the right atrium and no signs of pneumothorax. Thorough diagnostics outruled immediate life-threatening conditions, such as myocardial infarction and pulmonary embolism...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
Abhishek C Sawant, Aishwarya Bhardwaj, Kinjal Banerjee, Yash Jobanputra, Arnav Kumar, Parth Parikh, Krishna C Kandregula, Kanhaiya Poddar, Stephen G Ellis, Ravi Nair, John Corbelli, Samir Kapadia
OBJECTIVES: To determine if fractional flow reserve guided percutaneous coronary intervention (FFR-guided PCI) is associated with reduced ischemic myocardium compared with angiography-guided PCI. BACKGROUND: Although FFR-guided PCI has been shown to improve outcomes, it remains unclear if it reduces the extent of ischemic myocardium at risk compared with angiography-guided PCI. METHODS: We evaluated 380 patients (190 FFR-guided PCI cases and 190 propensity-matched controls) who underwent PCI from 2009 to 2014...
February 6, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Agustín Fernández-Cisnal, Rafael Romaguera, Marcos Ñato, Josep Gómez-Lara, José L Ferreiro, Luis Teruel, Gerard Roura, Guillem Muntané-Carol, José González-Costello, Francisco Jacobi, Montserrat Gracida, Joan A Gómez-Hospital, Ángel Cequier
BACKGROUND: Coronary perforations (CP) have been described as a rare but potentially fatal complication in percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). Our aim is to compare temporal trends in frequency, management and outcomes of coronary perforations (CP). METHODS: All cases of CP recorded in our prospective institutional percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) registry from 2003 to 2015 were included. Patients were divided in 2 groups according to the time frame in which the CP occurred: the early period (before 2009, when the chronic total occlusions and primary PCI programs started) and the current period...
February 1, 2018: Minerva Cardioangiologica
Giovanni Ferrara, Venkata Satish Kolli, Stefan Arnaudov, Graham Whiteley
A 35-year-old man stopped breathing after injecting a large dose of heroin. He subsequently received cardiopulmonary resuscitation from friends. He arrived to accident and emergency department with Glasgow Coma Scale of 13. On examination, he had distended and tense abdomen. CT Thorax, Abdomen, and Pelvis confirmed massive tension pneumoperitoneum. A 14 Fr intravenous cannula was inserted through the umbilicus to relieve the intra-abdominal pressure. An emergency laparotomy showed petechia along the anterior gastric wall, haematoma of lesser omentum but showed no evidence of gastrointestinal perforation or organ injury...
January 31, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Kai-Huan Wang, Jia-Rui Wu, Dan Zhang, Xiao-Jiao Duan, Meng-Wei Ni
BACKGROUND: On account of deterioration of chronic heart failure (CHF) and extensive exploration of Chinese herbal injections (CHIs), we performed a network meta-analysis to investigate the efficacy of CHIs (Huangqi injection, Shenfu injection, Shengmai injection, Shenmai injection, Shenqi Fuzheng injection, Yiqifumai injection) on the basis of western medicine (WM) treatment in CHF. METHODS: Literature search was conducted in Embase, the Cochrane Library, Pubmed, Chinese Biological Medicine Database, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wanfang Database, Chinese Scientific Journal Database from inception to June 12nd 2017, and study selection was abided by a prior eligible criteria...
January 31, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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