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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797029/successful-use-of-equine-anti-thymocyte-globulin-atgam-for-fulminant-myocarditis-secondary-to-nivolumab-therapy
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Rebecca Y Tay, Elizabeth Blackley, Catriona McLean, Maggie Moore, Peter Bergin, Sanjeev Gill, Andrew Haydon
BACKGROUND: Immune-mediated myocarditis is an uncommon adverse effect of immune checkpoint inhibition and is associated with a high rate of mortality. METHODS: In this reported case, a 64-year-old woman with right temporo-parietal glioblastoma IDH-WT was treated with nivolumab, temozolomide and radiation therapy on a clinical trial. She developed malignant arrhythmias secondary to histologically confirmed severe immune-mediated myocarditis. She was treated with equine anti-thymocyte globulin (ATGAM) due to development of malignant arrhythmias refractory to high-dose corticosteroids...
August 10, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781324/treatment-of-fulminant-giant-cell-myocarditis-associated-with-polymyositis-using-a-left-ventricular-assist-device-and-subsequent-corticosteroid-and-immunosuppressive-therapy-leading-to-remission
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Junichi Ooka, Hidekazu Tanaka, Yutaka Hatani, Yukio Tsuji, Ryo Takeshige, Shumpei Mori, Kensuke Matsumoto, Shigeo Hara, Hiroshi Tanaka, Yutaka Okita, Ken-Ichi Hirata
A 58-year-old man with a recent history of generalized myalgia and muscle weakness was transferred to our hospital because of acute progressive dyspnea. The patient underwent left ventricular (LV) assist device (LVAD) implantation due to cardiogenic shock with a LV ejection fraction (LVEF) of 6%. The histological findings obtained from LV apex showed the infiltration of multinucleated giant cells and severe myocardial contusion. Combining this histological finding with our experienced neurologists comments, resulted in a final diagnosis of fulminant giant cell myocarditis associated with polymyositis...
August 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772042/giant-cell-myocarditis-masquerading-as-orbital-myositis-with-a-rapid-fulminant-course-necessitating-mechanical-support-and-heart-transplantation
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Vinisha Garg, Weiyi Tan, Reza Ardehali, Janki Shah, Tracy Huynh, Olcay Aksoy
Giant cell myocarditis (GCM), a rapidly progressive inflammation of the myocardium, is associated with fulminant heart failure, refractory ventricular arrhythmias, and conduction system abnormalities. Few case reports have noted orbital myositis as the initial clinical presentation. Our case demonstrates a unique presentation of GCM with only ocular symptoms, which unlike prior studies, rapidly progressed to heart failure, tachyarrhythmias, and conduction disease. Our case necessitated quick recognition and treatment with mechanical support making this the first known case of GCM with successful placement of biventricular assist devices and ultimately with heart transplantation...
August 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762928/-eosinophilic-necrotizing-myocarditis-complicated-by-myocardial-rupture
#4
O Yu Karpova, R Yu Monovtsov, L I Dvoretsky, G R Cherepantsev, A V Magnitskiy
In this female patient eosinophilic myocarditis was complicated by myocardial rupture and hemopericardium with cardiac tamponade. Special features of this case were old age of the patient, fulminant course of the disease, myocardial infarction-like ECG changes, absence of peripheral blood eosinophilia. Presentation is accompanied by discussion of issues of epidemiology, clinical course, diagnostics, and possible causes of eosinophilic myocarditis.
May 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747842/combined-application-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-and-an-artificial-pacemaker-in-fulminant-myocarditis-in-a-child
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Sheng Ye, Lvchan Zhu, Botao Ning, Chenmei Zhang
Fulminant myocarditis is severe and aggressive, but it is self-limited and usually has a favorable prognosis if the patients can survive the acute phase. When drug treatment is not effective, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation technology should be applied to support cardiopulmonary function. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation can simultaneously support function of the left ventricle, right ventricle, and lungs, and provide stable blood circulation for patients with heart and respiratory failure, which allows sufficient time for the cardiopulmonary system to recover...
June 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745125/a-fulminant-case-of-idiopathic-giant-cell-myocarditis
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W Schurmans, J Ector, E Verbeken, W Droogne
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 26, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728260/-clinical-analysis-of-pacing-therapy-and-treatment-of-complications-during-follow-up-in-children
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P J Zhao, Y W Chen, F Li, Y Li, J P Yang, J J Wu
Objective: To analyze characteristics of permanent pacemaker implantation in children as well as treatment and prognosis of complications. Method: Clinical data of children who underwent endocardial or epicardial permanent pacemaker implantation between April 2000 and June 2016 in Shanghai Xinhua Hospital and Shanghai Children's Medical Center were analyzed retrospectively. These patients were discharged 5 days after implantation. Electrocardiogram, chest X ray, echocardiography and pacemaker programming were performed during follow-up...
July 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627657/shrna%C3%A2-mediated-np-knockdown-inhibits-the-apoptosis-of-cardiomyocytes-induced-by-h1n1pdm2009-influenza-virus
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Kun Yu, Yi Ren, Xiwen Zhang, Taiping Qiao, Zhiguo Liu, Jianhua Shi, Yingnan Wang
Acute influenza-associated myocarditis varies in clinical severity ranging between asymptomatic and fulminant varieties. The most severe cases can result in impaired cardiac function‑associated mortality; however, the mechanism underlying the development of viral myocarditis has yet to be fully elucidated. The present study investigated the apoptosis induced in H9C2 cardiomyocytes by infection with the H1N1pdm2009 virus. The H9C2 cells were transfected with nucleoprotein (NP)‑specific short hairpin (sh) RNA, and viral replication was re‑evaluated in H9C2 cells infected with the H1N1pdm2009 virus, as was the apoptosis induced by the virus...
August 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605364/quantitative-visualization-of-leukocyte-infiltrate-in-a-murine-model-of-fulminant-myocarditis-by-light-sheet-microscopy
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Linda Männ, Anika Klingberg, Matthias Gunzer, Mike Hasenberg
Light-sheet fluorescence microscopy (LSFM), in combination with chemical clearing protocols, has become the gold standard for analyzing fluorescently labelled structures in large biological specimens, and is down to cellular resolution. Meanwhile, the constant refinement of underlying protocols and the enhanced availability of specialized commercial systems enable us to investigate the microstructure of whole mouse organs and even allow for the characterization of cellular behavior in various live-cell imaging approaches...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581474/extracorporeal-life-support-survival-in-a-pediatric-hematopoietic-cellular-transplant-recipient-with-presumed-gvhd-related-fulminant-myocarditis
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M S Zinter, B D Barrows, P C Ursell, K Kowalek, K Kalantar, N Cambronero, J L DeRisi, P Oishi, C C Dvorak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 5, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576783/survival-and-left-ventricular-function-changes-in-fulminant-versus-nonfulminant-acute-myocarditis
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Enrico Ammirati, Manlio Cipriani, Marzia Lilliu, Paola Sormani, Marisa Varrenti, Claudia Raineri, Duccio Petrella, Andrea Garascia, Patrizia Pedrotti, Alberto Roghi, Edgardo Bonacina, Antonella Moreo, Maurizio Bottiroli, Maria P Gagliardone, Michele Mondino, Stefano Ghio, Rossana Totaro, Fabio M Turazza, Claudio F Russo, Fabrizio Oliva, Paolo G Camici, Maria Frigerio
BACKGROUND: Previous reports have suggested that despite their dramatic presentation, patients with fulminant myocarditis (FM) might have better outcome than those with acute nonfulminant myocarditis (NFM). In this retrospective study, we report outcome and changes in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in a large cohort of patients with FM compared with patients with NFM. METHODS: The study population consists of 187 consecutive patients admitted between May 2001 and November 2016 with a diagnosis of acute myocarditis (onset of symptoms <1 month) of whom 55 required inotropes and/or mechanical circulatory support (FM) and the remaining 132 were hemodynamically stable (NFM)...
August 8, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567581/temporary-biventricular-support-with-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-a-feasible-therapeutic-approach-for-cardiogenic-shock-with-multiple-organ-failure
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Osamu Seguchi, Tomoyuki Fujita, Takuya Watanabe, Kensuke Kuroda, Eriko Hisamatsu, Seiko Nakajima, Takuma Sato, Haruki Sunami, Masanobu Yanase, Hiroki Hata, Junjiro Kobayashi, Takeshi Nakatani, Norihide Fukushima
Various strategies using a ventricular assist device (VAD) are applied to rescue Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support profile 1 (Profile-1) patients. However, the optimal use of VAD in Profile-1 patients has not been completely elucidated. We retrospectively reviewed 23 Profile-1 patients [mean age 36.9 ± 16.6 years, 14 males; 11 with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy (NICM), 9 with fulminant myocarditis (FM), 2 with ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM), and 1 with peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM); 18 with pre-operative percutaneous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (p-ECMO) support] who underwent VAD implantation from 2011 to 2015 at our institution...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567433/maggot-debridement-therapy-for-a-patient-with-critical-limb-ischaemia-and-severe-cardiac-dysfunction-possibility-of-limb-salvage
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Akio Nishijima, Naoto Yamamoto, Ryuichi Yoshida, Koji Hozawa, Satoshi Yanagibayashi, Megumi Takikawa, Rie Hayasaka, Junko Nishijima, Tadasu Okada, Mitsuru Sekido
Ischaemic skin ulcer occurred on the foot of a 73-year-old man who had a history of fulminant myocarditis with severe cardiac dysfunction. We attempted wound bed preparation by maggot debridement therapy and salvaged his limb. It can be one of the adjuvant treatment strategies for critical limb ischaemia.
2017: Case Reports in Plastic Surgery & Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567315/respiratory-syncytial-virus-associated-myocarditis-requiring-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#14
Anamaria Milas, Aditya Shah, Neesha Anand, Meghan Saunders-Kurban, Samir Patel
Severe fulminant myocarditis causing cardiogenic shock can be a rapidly progressing, life threatening condition. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a very rare infectious culprit infrequently described in medical literature as a cause of myocarditis, particularly in adults. We present a case of acute fulminant myocarditis in a patient with PCR positive RSV infection requiring venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO).
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496024/a-survival-case-of-fulminant-right-side-dominant-eosinophilic-myocarditis
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Keishi Moriwaki, Kaoru Dohi, Taku Omori, Muneyoshi Tanimura, Emiyo Sugiura, Shiro Nakamori, Toshiki Sawai, Kyoko Imanaka-Yoshida, Norikazu Yamada, Masaaki Ito
A 59-year-old Japanese woman was admitted to a nearby hospital with dyspnea and general malaise. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed right ventricular (RV) dilatation with severely reduced systolic function and leftward shift of the intraventricular septum. She was initially diagnosed with acute right heart failure, and fell into cardiogenic shock requiring an intra-aortic balloon pump and inotropic agents. An endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) demonstrated extensive interstitial edema, infiltration of inflammatory cells including numerous eosinophils, and myocytolysis with eosinophil degranulation...
May 31, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489781/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-myocarditis-mimicking-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-analysis-of-a-case-series
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Shuang Wu, Yan-Min Yang, Jun Zhu, Huai-Bin Wan, Juan Wang, Han Zhang, Xing-Hui Shao
Acute myocarditis mimicking ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is highly deceptive for an accurate diagnosis, and a systematic study is lacking with regard to the clinical features and prognosis of this distinct clinical entity.Patients with suspected STEMI and eventually diagnosed with myocarditis by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) from January 2012 to April 2016 at Fuwai Hospital were identified by reviewing medical records and electronic databases. Follow-up was conducted by clinical visits and phone contacts in a median duration of 17 months...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485549/immune-related-fulminant-myocarditis-in-a-patient-receiving-ipilimumab-therapy-for-relapsed-chronic-myelomonocytic-leukaemia
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David D Berg, Muthiah Vaduganathan, Anju Nohria, Matthew S Davids, Edwin P Alyea, Matthew Torre, Robert F Padera
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451456/immunosuppressive-treatment-in-fulminant-myocarditis-and-gene-expression-pattern-associated-with-but-no-histological-confirmation-of-giant-cell-myocarditis
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Friedrich Fruhwald, Dirk Lassner, Sonja Fruhwald, Ulrich M Gross, Otto Dapunt, Heinz-Peter Schultheiss
A healthy woman with acute onset of pulmonary oedema and severely depressed left ventricular function underwent endomyocardial biopsy under the clinical suspicion of fulminant myocarditis. While awaiting the results of biopsy, the situation deteriorated to Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was implanted. Finally, immunohistochemistry in biopsy specimen corresponded to fulminant lymphocytic myocarditis, although active myocarditis was excluded...
May 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409501/successful-treatment-of-fulminant-lyme-myocarditis-with-mechanical-circulatory-support-in-a-young-male-adult-a-case-report
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Željko Župan, Dino Mijatović, Igor Medved, Snježana Kraljić, Jurica Juranić, Berislav Barbalić, Marin Oštrić
We describe the case of fulminant myocarditis due to Lyme disease and use of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) for the treatment of the Lyme carditis associated with refractory cardiogenic shock. Fulminant Lyme myocarditis in young adult male patient led to a sudden onset of acute, severe biventricular heart failure with progressive cardiogenic shock, and multiorgan failure immediately after admission.
April 14, 2017: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349221/total-artificial-heart-implantation-for-biventricular-failure-due-to-eosinophilic-myocarditis
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Masashi Kawabori, Chitaru Kurihara, Yair Miller, Kent A Heck, Roberta C Bogaev, Andrew B Civitello, William E Cohn, O H Frazier, Jeffrey A Morgan
Idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome is a condition of unknown etiology characterized by proliferation of eosinophils and their infiltration into tissues. Although cardiac involvement is rare, eosinophilic myocarditis can lead to life-threating fulminant congestive heart failure. Treatment of patients with eosinophilic myocarditis is challenging as heart failure can be caused by biventricular dysfunction. To our knowledge, this is the first case reported in the literature describing a patient with acute severe biventricular heart failure caused by eosinophilic myocarditis with mural left ventricular apical thrombus who was successfully treated with implantation of a total artificial heart as a bridge to heart transplant...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
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