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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906089/esophageal-perforation-after-perioperative-transesophageal-echocardiography-a-case-report
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Hyun-Chang Kim, Jung-Hyou Oh, Yong-Cheol Lee
BACKGROUND: Transesophageal echocardiography is widely used in cardiac surgery. Transesophageal echocardiography probe insertion and manipulation can injure the esophagus. CASE PRESENTATION: A 76-year-old Asian man was admitted to our hospital for coronary artery bypass graft revascularization surgery. A right carotid endarterectomy was successfully performed 2 days before coronary artery bypass graft revascularization surgery. After the coronary artery bypass graft revascularization surgery was done successfully, postoperative computed tomography and esophagography revealed perforation of the middle esophagus...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905830/isolated-cardiac-peripheral-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor-a-case-report
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Chengming Fan, Demiao Kong, Changming Tan, Jinfu Yang
BACKGROUND: Peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor isolated in the heart, presenting as a primary cardiac tumor is considered as extremely rare. METHODS: We present a 53-year-old Chinese female with a cardiac tumour which was discovered by computed tomography. RESULTS: A hypo-intense tumorous mass was shown extending from the left ventricle by Cardiac CT, and fused FDG positron emission tomography demonstrated no other abnormal FDG active lesions in the body...
December 1, 2016: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905008/feasibility-and-accuracy-of-gated-blood-pool-spect-equilibrium-radionuclide-ventriculography-for-the-assessment-of-left-and-right-ventricular-volumes-and-function-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Olivier Lairez, Clément Delmas, Pauline Fournier, Emmanuelle Cassol, Simon Méjean, Pierre Pascal, Antoine Petermann, Camille Dambrin, Vincent Minville, Didier Carrié, Hervé Rousseau, Michel Galinier, Jérôme Roncalli, Bertrand Marcheix, Isabelle Berry
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) require serial assessment of right and left ventricular (RV & LV) volumes and function. Because the RV is not assisted, its function is a critical determinant of the hemodynamic and contributes significantly to postoperative morbidity and mortality. We evaluated the feasibility and the accuracy of tomographic-equilibrium radionuclide ventriculography (t-ERV) for the assessment of patients with LVADs. METHODS: Twenty-four patients with LVAD underwent t-ERV...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904846/complete-congenital-heart-block-in-a-neonate-with-a-complex-congenital-heart-defect-in-africa
#4
Clovis Nkoke, Edvine Yonta Wawo, Liliane Kuate Mfeukeu, Larissa Makamte, Sandrine Dikosso Edie, Flore Esiene Balana
Congenital heart block (CHB) is rare disorder that has a higher mortality when associated with structural congenital heart defects. Very few cases have been reported in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). We present a case of complete CHB associated with a complex congenital heart defect in a neonate in Cameroon. A 1-month-old neonate in Cameroon was referred for the evaluation of bradycardia. The obstetrical ultrasound done during pregnancy revealed fetal bradycardia without further evaluation. Clinical examination showed well a developed neonate with bradycardia at 62 beats/minute, and mild cyanosis with oxygen saturation at 93% at room air...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904623/comparison-of-malnutrition-in-hemodialysis-and-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-and-its-relationship-with-echocardiographic-findings
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Afsoon Emami Naini, Alireza Karbalaie, Mokhtar Abedini, Gholamreza Askari, Firouzeh Moeinzadeh
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is common in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who on peritoneal dialysis (PD) or hemodialysis (HD). This study aimed to compare the frequency distribution of malnutrition in HD and PD patients and its relationship with echocardiographic findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a case-control study. Using the simple random sampling, 109 patients were selected among HD and PD patients based on the inclusion criteria. HD and PD groups included 55 and 54 patients, respectively...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904509/a-new-diagnostic-tool-for-masked-hypertension-impaired-sleep-quality
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Fatma Erdem, Ugur Cakır, Osman Yıldırım, Aytekin Alcelik, Ibrahim Donmez, Taha Can Tuman, Sabri Onur Caglar, Alim Erdem, Mehmet Yazıcı
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between masked hypertension and impaired sleep quality. Additionally, we evaluated the diagnostic role and prevalence of poor sleep quality among patients with newly diagnosed masked hypertension. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 112 individuals, 72 patients with newly diagnosed masked hypertension and 40 normotensive healthy volunteers, were included in this study. All patients underwent evaluation comprising 12-lead electrocardiography, transthoracic echocardiography, 24-hour Holter ECG, and basic laboratory tests...
December 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904155/impact-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-hypertension-on-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-japanese-patients
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Hiromitsu Sekizuka, Naohiko Osada, Yoshihiro J Akashi
The incidence of cardiovascular disease and mortality rates are high among patients with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been reported to increase left ventricular mass (LVM) and cause LVH. The prevalence of hypertension, a major cause of increased LVM, is high in OSA; however, it is still unknown whether OSA is an independent factor that increases LVM in addition to triggering LVH. This study investigated out-of-office blood pressure (BP) via ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM) in patients with OSA diagnosed by polysomnography (PSG) and sought to determine the effects of OSA and hypertension on LVM...
December 1, 2016: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904032/coronary-microvascular-dysfunction%C3%A3-epidemiology-pathogenesis-prognosis-diagnosis-risk-factors-and-therapy
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Cheng Chen, Janet Wei, Ahmed AlBadri, Parham Zarrini, C Noel Bairey Merz
Angina has traditionally been thought to be caused by obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). However, a substantial number of patients with angina are found to not have obstructive CAD when undergoing coronary angiography. A significant proportion of these patients have coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD), characterized by heightened sensitivity to vasoconstrictor stimuli and limited microvascular vasodilator capacity. With the advent of non-invasive and invasive techniques, the coronary microvasculature has been more extensively studied in the past 2 decades...
November 29, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903394/-correlation-between-epicardial-adipose-tissue-thickness-and-slow-flow-of-non-obstructive-coronary-artery
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Q Wu, B Yang
Objective: To investigate the correlation between epicardial adipose thickness and slow flow of non-obstructive coronary artery. Methods: Clinical data of patients with coronary angiography examination evidenced stenosis<50% in our department from May 2014 to May 2015 were retrospectively analyzed.According to the level of TIMI in angiography, patients were divided into slow blood flow group (TIMI Ⅰ-Ⅱ, n=16) and normal blood flow group (TIMI Ⅲ, n=127). All epicardial adipose thickness was determined by echocardiography and data of biochemical data (fibrinogen, whole blood viscosity at high shear rate, erythrocyte aggregation index, platelet count, and platelet aggregation rate) were also analyzed...
November 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903371/-impact-of-reduced-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-on-all-cause-mortality-of-75-years-old-and-over-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-aortic-stenosis
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Z Li, Y Q Ye, M Y Wang, H Y Xu, S Y Teng, J Qian, W Wang, X Wang, Y J Wu
Objective: To evaluate the impact of left ventricular systolic dysfunction on all-cause mortality of 75 years old and over patients with moderate to severe aortic stenosis. Methods: Clinical data of 301 consecutive aged (≥75 years old) patients with a diagnosis of non-rheumatic moderate to severe aortic stenosis by echocardiography between January 1, 2008 and January 1, 2015 in our hospital were retrospectively analyzed. According to the LVEF, patients were divided into normal LVEF subjects and low LVEF subjects, and the low LVEF level was set at below 60%(≤60%(n=171)vs...
October 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901332/safety-and-efficacy-of-non-continuous-echocardiographic-guided-pericardiocentesis-a-single-center-study-of-478-patients
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Ilaria Battistoni, Marco Marini, Luca Angelini, Matteo Francioni, Alberto Gili, Stefano Moretti, Carlo Costantini, Christian Corinaldesi, Marica Bordicchia, Gian P Perna
BACKGROUND: There are limited contemporary data on the safety and efficacy of echo-guided pericardiocentesis in Italy. The aim of the study was to evaluate safety and efficacy of pericardiocentesis, performed with non-continuous echocardiography monitoring. All the procedures performed at Department of Cardiovascular Disease, Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, from January 2001 to June 2013, were retrospectively analyzed to determine risks connected to the procedure and its success rate. Epidemiological data, procedure indications and etiology of the effusions were also recorded...
November 30, 2016: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900969/proteinuria-graft-outcomes-and-cardiovascular-risk-among-kidney-transplant-recipients-in-a-south-african-public-hospital
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Aminu Muhammad Sakajiki, Sagren Naidoo, P Manga, M S Nazir, S Naicker
Proteinuria is a marker of poor long-term graft survival and an independent risk factor for total and cardiovascular mortality in the transplant population. We investigated the prevalence of proteinuria and its relationship with graft function and cardiovascular risk factors in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs). Adult KTRs at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital were recruited. Patients' records were reviewed for information on their posttransplant follow-up. Echocardiography and carotid Doppler were performed for the assessment of cardiac status and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), respectively...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900330/structural-comparison-between-the-right-and-left-atrial-appendages-using-multidetector-computed-tomography
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Koichi Shinoda, Shogo Hayashi, Daisuke Fukuoka, Ryo Torii, Tsuneo Watanabe, Takashi Nakano
The three-dimensional (3D) structures of the right atrial appendage (RAA) and left atrial appendage (LAA) were compared to clarify why thrombus formation less frequently occurs in RAA than in LAA. Morphological differences between RAA and LAA of 34 formalin-preserved cadaver hearts were investigated. Molds of RAA and LAA specimens were made and the neck areas, volumes of the atrial appendages (AA), and amount of pectinate muscles (PMs) were analyzed using multidetector computed tomography. In RAA, most PMs were connected to one another and formed a "dendritic" appearance and the inner surface area was smaller than in LAA...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900290/female-athletes-and-menstrual-disorders-a-pilot-study
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Laura Stefani, Giorgio Galanti, Silvia Lorini, Giada Beni, Metella Dei, Nicola Maffulli
BACKGROUND: There is a greater incidence of menstrual disorders in female athletes than in their sedentary counterparts. The menstrual disorder is reported in female athletes suffering from athletic triad syndrome, while few data in those free of this syndrome are available. The study aims to ascertain the presence of menstrual disorders and the eventual relationship with myocardial performance in female athletes practicing different sports. METHODS: A sample of 64 subjects aged 18...
April 2016: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899867/a-very-rare-case-of-co-existence-of-cor-triatriatum-sinister-and-left-pulmonary-vein-atresia
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Mustafa Aparci, Murat Yalcin, Zafer Isilak, Mehmet Dogan, Ejder Kardesoglu
Cor triatriatum sinister (CTS) is a rare congenital abnormality. Clinical presentation of patients with CTS mainly depends on the anatomic features of membrane and may vary from mild or moderate symptoms mimicking mitral stenosis to more severe and complicated cardioembolic stroke or a new onset heart failure. We herein have reported on a young male who presented with the signs and symptoms of mitral stenosis and was diagnosed as CTS with gradient on the orifice of the membrane after transthrocacic echocardiography...
November 2016: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899427/a-56-year-old-woman-with-breathlessness
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Alastair J Moss, Marc R Dweck, Peter D O'Kane
CLINICAL INTRODUCTION: A 56-year-old female with adult-onset asthma was admitted to the cardiology service with intermittent left-sided chest pain and progressive dyspnoea. Twelve months prior to this admission, she had received a course of prednisolone for bilateral anterior uveitis. Physical examination was unremarkable with blood sampling revealing a marked eosinophilia (eosinophil count 17.3×10(9)/L) and a perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody staining pattern on indirect immunofluorescence microscopy (myeloperoxidase antibodies 83 IU/mL)...
November 29, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899119/clinical-outcome-and-hemodynamic-behavior-of-the-labcor-dokimos-plus-aortic-valve
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Torsten Christ, Konstantin Zhigalov, Wolfgang Konertz, Sebastian Holinski
BACKGROUND: The Labcor Dokimos Plus (LDP) is a stented externally mounted pericardial aortic bioprosthesis, which was recently introduced in Europe. Aims of the study are evaluation of operative and postoperative results as well as hemodynamic performance. METHODS: One hundred consecutive patients with a mean age of 65.9 ± 10.7 years (range 35-87) and a mean EuroSCORE II of 3.1 ± 3.9 (range 0.67-24.5) underwent aortic valve replacement with the LDP. Mean valve-size was 25...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899066/predictive-factors-for-unfavorable-outcomes-of-tuberculous-pericarditis-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-uninfected-patients-in-an-intermediate-tuberculosis-burden-country
#18
In Young Jung, Young Goo Song, Jun Yong Choi, Moo Hyun Kim, Woo Yong Jeong, Dong Hyun Oh, Yong Chan Kim, Je Eun Song, Eun Jin Kim, Ji Un Lee, Su Jin Jeong, Nam Su Ku, June Myung Kim
BACKGROUND: In areas where Mycobacterium tuberculosis is endemic, tuberculosis is known to be the most common cause of pericarditis. However, the difficulty in diagnosis may lead to late complications such as constrictive pericarditis and increased mortality. Therefore, identification of patients at a high risk for poor prognosis, and prompt initiation of treatment are important in the outcome of TB pericarditis. The aim of this study is to identify the predictive factors for unfavorable outcomes of TB pericarditis in HIV-uninfected persons in an intermediate tuberculosis burden country...
November 29, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898735/cognitive-dysfunction-and-malnutrition-are-independent-predictor-of-dysphagia-in-patients-with-acute-exacerbation-of-congestive-heart-failure
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Junichi Yokota, Yoshiko Ogawa, Shinsuke Yamanaka, Yoshimi Takahashi, Hiroshi Fujita, Nobuhiro Yamaguchi, Noriko Onoue, Takeshi Ishizuka, Tsuyoshi Shinozaki, Masahiro Kohzuki
Early detection and intervention for dysphagia is important in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). However, previous studies have focused on how many patients with dysphagia develop CHF. Studies focusing on the comorbidity of dysphagia in patients with CHF are rare. Additionally, risk factors for dysphagia in patients with CHF are unclear. Thus, the aim of this study was to clarify risk factors for dysphagia in patients with acute exacerbation of CHF. A total of 105 patients, who were admitted with acute exacerbation of CHF, were enrolled...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898505/clinical-role-of-post-angioplasty-hyperemic-microvascular-resistances-in-chronic-ischemic-left-ventricular-dysfunction
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Riccardo Gorla, Edoardo Verna, Simone Scotti, Sergio Ghiringhelli, Laura Zoli, Stefano Provasoli, Silvana Garancini, Roberto De Ponti, Jorge A Salerno-Uriarte
AIMS: To investigate the impact of hyperemic microvascular resistances (HMRs) on myocardial perfusion and contractility after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in chronic ischemic left ventricular dysfunction (CILVD). METHODS: The current retrospective study included 48 patients with CILVD of the left anterior descending territory undergoing HMRs assessment before and after PCI with a dual-sensor intracoronary pressure-flow wire. The severity of resting myocardial underperfusion and contractile dysfunction of the left anterior descending territory was scored as summed rest score (SRS-T) by single photon emission tomography, wall motion score index (WMSI-T) and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) by transthoracic echocardiography before PCI and after 3 months...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
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