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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909839/biventricular-support-using-a-centrifugal-pump-in-a-6%C3%A2-year-old-with-fulminant-myocarditis
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Hiromu Kehara, Tamaki Takano, Takamitsu Terasaki, Kenji Okada
We experienced a case of ventricular assist with both a pulsatile-flow and a continuous-flow pump in a pediatric patient, and herein report the clinical course and characteristics of the pumps. A 6-year-old female was diagnosed with fulminant myocarditis and transferred to our hospital for mechanical support. After 12 days of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, we implanted a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) and a right ventricular assist device (RVAD) using centrifugal Gyro pumps with a membrane oxygenator in a paracorporeal fashion...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909469/value-of-the-wearable-cardioverter-defibrillator-wcd-as-a-bridging-therapy-before-implantation-of-a-cardioverter-defibrillator-icd
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Priv- Doz, Dr Johannes Sperzel
Wearable cardioverter defibrillators (WCD), initially available in 2002, have recently experienced more routine use in many institutions as a means of preventing sudden cardiac death (SCD) prior to implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) evaluation or implantation. WCD differ from ICD by their noninvasive nature, making them well suited for patient populations who have a chance for significant cardiac recovery (such as after an acute myocardial infarction). Despite their noninvasive nature, WCD treatment of sustained ventricular tachyarrhythmias is highly successful...
February 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885377/-partial-pericardium-defect-with-a-cardiac-heart-diverticulum-and-extensive-intrauterine-hypoxic-myocardial-lesions
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J Rehkämper, E Wardelmann, K-M Müller
The autopsy of a fetus at 23 weeks gestational age revealed a partial pericardial defect with subsequent herniation of parts of the left ventricle. The myocard was impinged by the fibrous rim of the residual pericardium. Microscopic examination showed signs of recurrent myocardial infarctions with necrosis, calcification, fibrosis and prominent deposition of iron.Partial pericardial defects result from incomplete fusion of the pleuropericardial membrane and may lead to myocardial infarction via compression of the coronary arteries...
November 24, 2016: Der Pathologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878274/regulatory-t-cells-exhibit-neuroprotective-effect-in-a-mouse-model-of-traumatic-brain-injury
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Yunhu Yu, Fang Cao, Qishan Ran, Xiaochuan Sun
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major health and socioeconomic problem as it is associated with high rates of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Regulatory T cells (Tregs) have been reported to reduce inflammatory response in several diseases, including myasthenia gravis, viral myocarditis and cerebral infarction. The present study investigated the role of Tregs in mediating neuro‑protective effects in a mouse model of TBI. Initially, Treg levels were determined, and compared between the controlled cortical impact (CCI) model for moderate TBI and the sham group, by using flow cytometry and ELISA...
November 18, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866030/diagnostic-accuracy-of-ct-for-the-detection-of-left-ventricular-myocardial-fibrosis-in-various-myocardial-diseases
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Hiroyuki Takaoka, Nobusada Funabashi, Masae Uehara, Yasunori Iida, Yoshio Kobayashi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of computed tomography (CT) for the detection of myocardial fibrosis, we compared the frequency of abnormal late enhancement (LE) in left ventricular myocardium (LVM) on CT with that on gadolinium-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) in patients with various myocardial diseases. METHODS: Fifty-six patients with suspected various myocardial diseases (19 with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, 3 with cardiac amyloidosis, 3 with post myocarditis, 2 with dilated cardiomyopathy, 2 with cardiac sarcoidosis, 2 with cardiac tumor, 2 with previous myocardial infarction, 2 with hypertensive heart disease) underwent 1...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864249/positive-predictive-value-of-cardiovascular-diagnoses-in-the-danish-national-patient-registry-a-validation-study
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Jens Sundbøll, Kasper Adelborg, Troels Munch, Trine Frøslev, Henrik Toft Sørensen, Hans Erik Bøtker, Morten Schmidt
OBJECTIVE: The majority of cardiovascular diagnoses in the Danish National Patient Registry (DNPR) remain to be validated despite extensive use in epidemiological research. We therefore examined the positive predictive value (PPV) of cardiovascular diagnoses in the DNPR. DESIGN: Population-based validation study. SETTING: 1 university hospital and 2 regional hospitals in the Central Denmark Region, 2010-2012. PARTICIPANTS: For each cardiovascular diagnosis, up to 100 patients from participating hospitals were randomly sampled during the study period using the DNPR...
November 18, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858506/causes-of-prehospital-misinterpretations-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Nichole Bosson, Stephen Sanko, Ronald E Stickney, James Niemann, William J French, James G Jollis, Michael C Kontos, Tyson G Taylor, Peter W Macfarlane, Richard Tadeo, William Koenig, Marc Eckstein
OBJECTIVES: To determine the causes of software misinterpretation of ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) compared to clinically identified STEMI to identify opportunities to improve prehospital STEMI identification. METHODS: We compared ECGs acquired from July 2011 through June 2012 using the LIFEPAK 15 on adult patients transported by the Los Angeles Fire Department. Cases included patients ≥18 years who received a prehospital ECG. Software interpretation of the ECG (STEMI or not) was compared with data in the regional EMS registry to classify the interpretation as true positive (TP), true negative (TN), false positive (FP), or false negative (FN)...
November 18, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785796/unusual-presentation-of-neosporosis-in-a-neonatal-puppy-from-a-litter-of-bulldogs
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M M McAllister, O Funnell, S L Donahoe, J Šlapeta
CASE REPORT: A 17-day-old Bulldog puppy died soon after presentation for weakness and tachypnoea. Gross lesions included diffuse pulmonary oedema and a region of myocardial pallor that resembled an infarct. Inflammation was observed histopathologically in many organs, with numerous clusters of intracellular protozoa that stained positively using Neospora caninum immunohistochemistry. Myocarditis was severe and had associated necrosis of individual myocytes, but the tissue was not infarcted...
November 2016: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747690/stemi-secondary-to-coronary-vasospasm-possible-adverse-event-of-methylphenidate-in-a-21-year-old-man-with-adhd
#9
Timo-Benjamin Baumeister, Ingo Wickenbrock, Christian A Perings
Methylphenidate (Ritalin(®)) is an increasingly used medication in the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Cardiovascular adverse effects like vasospasm or myocardial infarction are described as very rare adverse effects. We present the case of a 21-year-old man diagnosed with ADHD who recently started therapy with Ritalin(®) Adult 20 mg for at least 3 days. Afterwards he presented with chest pain, elevated troponin and creatine kinase, and posterolateral ST elevations. A myocarditis was initially supposed...
December 2016: Drug Safety—Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27667276/-the-effect-and-factors-associated-with-outcome-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-refractory-cardiogenic-shock-patients
#10
R Q Zhu, C Z Liu, J H Lu, Y P Su, S C Wen, G J Nie, Y Z Hu, L E Zuo
Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy and factors associated with outcome of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in refractory cardiogenic shock patients. Methods: Patients with refractory cardiogenic shock received ECMO treatment in our hospital from May 2013 to November 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. The clinical status before ECMO support, ECMO timing, complications and outcome were observed and analyzed.The hemodynamic data and the amount of vasoactive drugs at 2 hours before ECMO support and at 2, 6, 24 and 48 hours after ECMO support were collected and compared...
September 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660581/chagas-cardiomyopathy-in-new-orleans-and-the-southeastern-united-states
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Robert C Hsu, Joshua Burak, Sumit Tiwari, Chayan Chakraborti, Gary E Sander
BACKGROUND: Chagas disease (CD), caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, affects 6-7 million people worldwide annually, primarily in Central and South America, and >300,000 people in the United States. CD consists of acute and chronic stages. Hallmarks of acute CD include fever, myalgia, diaphoresis, hepatosplenomegaly, and myocarditis. Symptoms of chronic CD include pathologic involvement of the heart, esophagus, and colon. Myocardial involvement is identifiable by electrocardiogram and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging showing inflammation and left ventricular wall functional abnormalities...
2016: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617087/arrhythmogenic-cardiomyopathy-electrical-and-structural-phenotypes
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Deniz Akdis, Corinna Brunckhorst, Firat Duru, Ardan M Saguner
This overview gives an update on the molecular mechanisms, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and therapy of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM). ACM is mostly hereditary and associated with mutations in genes encoding proteins of the intercalated disc. Three subtypes have been proposed: the classical right-dominant subtype generally referred to as ARVC/D, biventricular forms with early biventricular involvement and left-dominant subtypes with predominant LV involvement. Typical symptoms include palpitations, arrhythmic (pre)syncope and sudden cardiac arrest due to ventricular arrhythmias, which typically occur in athletes...
August 2016: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27593799/computerized-tomography-guided-stereotactic-biopsy-of-intracranial-lesions-report-of-consecutive-500-cases
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Songül Meltem Can, Osman Nuri Türkmenoğlu, Canan Tanik, Ender Uysal, Barış Özöner, Saime Ayça Kaldirimoğlu, Ahmet Murat Müslüman, Adem Yilmaz, Halit Çavuşoğlu, Çiçek Bayindir, Yunus Aydin
AIM: CT-guided stereotactic brain biopsy has been performed in our clinic since March 1998. In this prospective study, we examined the patient data undergoing stereotactic biopsy and the results of biopsies in consecutive 500 patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between the dates of March 1998 and January 2015, CT guided stereotactic biopsies were performed by using the Leksell stereotactic frame system (Elekta Instruments EU, Sweden) in 500 patients. A total of 512 procedures were performed in patients consisting of 184 females (36...
January 25, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27590129/t-cell-immunity-in-myocardial-inflammation-pathogenic-role-and-therapeutic-manipulation
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E Stephenson, K Savvatis, S A Mohiddin, F M Marelli-Berg
T-cell-mediated immunity has been linked not only to a variety of heart diseases, including classic inflammatory diseases such as myocarditis and post-myocardial infarction (Dressler's) syndrome, but also to conditions without an obvious inflammatory component such as idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy and hypertensive cardiomyopathy. It has been recently proposed that in all these conditions, the heart becomes the focus of T-cell-mediated autoimmune inflammation following ischaemic or infectious injury. For example, in acute myocarditis, an inflammatory disease of heart muscle, T-cell responses are thought to arise as a consequence of a viral infection...
September 2, 2016: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27570119/st-segment-elevation-mimicking-myocardial-infarction-after-hydrochloric-acid-ingestion-acute-caustic-myocarditis
#15
Rodolfo San Antonio, Margarida Pujol López, Rosario Jesús Perea, Manel Sabaté
ST-segment elevation after hydrochloric acid ingestion has barely been described in the literature, without identification of its causal mechanism. We hypothesize that acute caustic myocarditis, by direct contact between necrotic upper gastrointestinal tract and pericardium may induce the ECG findings.
August 8, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27543449/shaggy-lame-fox-syndrome-in-pribilof-island-arctic-foxes-alopex-lagopus-pribilofensis-alaska
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T R Spraker, P A White
A previously unrecognized condition is described in wild free-ranging Pribilof arctic foxes (Alopex lagopus pribilofensis) from the Pribilof Islands, Alaska, USA. This condition is called shaggy lame fox syndrome (SLFS) denoting the primary clinical signs first observed. Criteria used to suspect SLFS on gross examination included emaciation, failure to shed winter pelage and moderate to severe polyarthritis. Criteria used to confirm SLFS histologically included polyarthritis (characterized by lymphoplasmacytic synovitis, tenosynovitis, bursitis, periosteal bony proliferation, and periarticular lymphoplasmacytic vasculitis) and systemic leukocytoclastic vasculitis...
August 19, 2016: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27497103/biventricular-unloading-in-patients-with-refractory-cardiogenic-shock
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Konstantinos Karatolios, Georgios Chatzis, Birgit Markus, Ulrich Luesebrink, Anette Richter, Bernhard Schieffer
BACKGROUND: Cardiogenic shock remains a clinical challenge with high mortality rate. Mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices have become an integral component of the therapeutic armamentarium expanding the treatment options for refractory cardiogenic shock (RCS). METHODS: We included all consecutive patients with biventricular unloading with Impella-2.5 and VA-ECMO admitted for RCS between October 2013 and March 2015. Outcome data included survival to discharge, bridging to VAD and 28-day mortality...
November 1, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27479206/bidirectional-ventricular-tachycardia-of-unusual-etiology
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Praloy Chakraborty, Bhavna Kaul, Kausik Mandal, H S Isser, Sandeep Bansal, Anandaraja Subramanian
Bidirectional ventricular tachycardia (BDVT) is a rare form of ventricular arrhythmia, characterized by changing QRS axis of 180 degrees. Digitalis toxicity is considered as commonest cause of BDVT; other causes include aconite toxicity, myocarditis, myocardial infarction, metastatic cardiac tumour and cardiac channelopathies. We describe a case of BDVT in a patient with Anderson-Tawil syndrome.
November 2015: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27440855/non-haemorrhagic-bilateral-adrenal-infarction-in-a-patient-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome-along-with-lupus-myocarditis
#19
Nicholas Marinus Batt, Dean Malik, Miranda Harvie, Hemant Sheth
A 40-year-old woman with antiphospholipid syndrome presented with a 5-day history of right upper quadrant (RUQ) pain, radiating posteriorly, associated with fever and vomiting. She was admitted 1-week prior with an upper respiratory infection and erythema multiforme. Clinical assessment revealed sepsis with RUQ tenderness and positive Murphy's sign. Laboratory results showed raised inflammatory markers, along with renal and liver impairment. CT showed bilateral adrenal infarction and inferior vena cava thrombus...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27388331/t1-and-t2-mapping-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-techniques-reveal-unapparent-myocardial-injury-in-patients-with-myocarditis
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Ulf K Radunski, Gunnar K Lund, Dennis Säring, Sebastian Bohnen, Christian Stehning, Bernhard Schnackenburg, Maxim Avanesov, Enver Tahir, Gerhard Adam, Stefan Blankenberg, Kai Muellerleile
INTRODUCTION: This study evaluated the ability of T1 and T2 mapping cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) to detect myocardial injury in apparently normal myocardium of patients with myocarditis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included 20 patients with "infarct-like" acute myocarditis who had typical focal myocardial lesions on late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) images as well as 20 healthy controls. The CMR protocol consisted of a standard myocarditis protocol which was combined with T1 (modified Look-Locker inversion recovery (MOLLI) with a 3(3)5 scheme and T2 mapping (hybrid gradient- and spin-echo multi-echo sequence, GraSE)...
July 7, 2016: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
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