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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236180/diagnosis-medical-treatment-and-stepwise-mechanical-circulatory-support-for-fulminat-myocarditis
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Shunsuke Saito, Koichi Toda, Shigeru Miyagawa, Yasushi Yoshikawa, Hiroki Hata, Daisuke Yoshioka, Keitaro Domae, Yasumasa Tsukamoto, Yasushi Sakata, Yoshiki Sawa
Fulminant myocarditis is one of the most challenging diseases. We sought to examine the outcomes of our multidisciplinary treatment strategy for fulminant myocarditis. A retrospective review of consecutive 30 patients with fulminant myocarditis was conducted. Of the 30 patients, 25 required mechanical circulatory support (MCS). Percutaneous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) was the first-line therapy to rescue the patients and inserted in 23 of them. The other 2 were implanted with temporary ventricular assist device (t-VAD) with extracorporeal centrifugal pump(s)...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181300/recurrence-of-escherichia-coli-meningitis-in-a-preterm-infant-and-co-infection-of-echovirus-18
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Kentaro Kato, Hiroshi Mizumoto, Kousaku Matsubara, Atsuko Hata, Jun-Ichi Wachino, Yoshichika Arakawa, Daisuke Hata
Introduction: Bacterial meningitis may relapse after adequate antibiotic treatment. In most cases, however, the pathophysiology cannot be identified. Presentation of case: We describe a preterm infant with recurrent episodes of meningitis due to infection with an identical Escherichia coli strain both at birth and at 10 days after cessation of a 3 week course of appropriate antibiotic treatment. At the time of recurrence, the patient presented with fulminant severe cardiac failure due to acute myocarditis, coupled with a concurrent echovirus 18 infection (confirmed by stool culture and serological analysis)...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180869/ecmo-as-an-effective-rescue-therapeutic-for-fulminant-myocarditis-complicated-with-refractory-cardiac-arrest
#3
Ya-Ting Li, Li-Fen Yang, Zhuang-Gui Chen, Li Pan, Meng-Qi Duan, Yan Hu, Cheng-Bin Zhou, Yu-Xiong Guo
Fulminant myocarditis (FM) is a life-threatening disease in children. With a rapid, progressive course of deterioration, it causes refractory cardiorespiratory failure even with optimal clinical intervention. We present the case of a 9-year-old girl with FM complicated by cardiogenic shock, malignant arrhythmia, and refractory cardiac arrest. She received effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation, therapeutic hypothermia, and other supportive treatments. However, the patient rapidly worsened into pulseless ventricular tachycardia and refractory cardiac arrest...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172240/disseminated-mucormycosis-masquerading-as-rejection-early-after-orthotopic-heart-transplantation
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Lindsay Margoles, David DeNofrio, Ayan Patel, Yoav Golan, Amanda Vest, Knarik Arkun, Helen Boucher, Michael Kiernan, Jenica Upshaw
Mucorales organisms are an uncommon cause of invasive fungal infections after solid organ transplantation but are associated with great morbidity and mortality. We report a fatal case of disseminated Cunninghamella infection early after heart transplantation. The patient developed graft dysfunction and elevated markers of myocyte injury and autopsy revealed fulminant fungal myocarditis. This case highlights the need for a high index of suspicion in immunocompromised patients who are not improving with standard antimicrobial therapy...
November 24, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157297/smoldering-myocarditis-following-immune-checkpoint-blockade
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Timothy G Norwood, Brian C Westbrook, Douglas B Johnson, Silvio H Litovsky, Nina L Terry, Svetlana B McKee, Alan S Gertler, Javid J Moslehi, Robert M Conry
BACKGROUND: Severe myocarditis associated with electrical conduction abnormalities and occasionally heart failure has been well documented following treatment with immune checkpoint blockade with an estimated incidence of less than 1%. However, the incidence, early detection, and management of less severe immune-related myocarditis are unknown since most immunotherapy trials have not included routine cardiac monitoring. Herein, we provide the first description of subclinical or smoldering myocarditis with minimal signs and symptoms following immune checkpoint blockade with a single dose of ipilimumab and nivolumab...
November 21, 2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156663/new-concepts-in-fulminant-myocarditis-and-risk-of-cardiac-mortality
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EDITORIAL
Enrico Ammirati, Manlio Cipriani, Paolo G Camici
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154424/acute-fulminant-necrotizing-eosinophilic-myocarditis-early-diagnosis-and-treatment
#7
Paul David Callan, Aigul Baltabaeva, Mohammed Kamal, Joyce Wong, Rebecca Lane, Jan Lukas Robertus, Nicholas R Banner
Necrotizing eosinophilic myocarditis is a rare but potentially fatal condition that requires prompt recognition and treatment. We describe a case of a young athlete presenting with chest pain and breathlessness, with evidence of rapidly deteriorating cardiac function. The condition was successfully treated with corticosteroids, with no evidence of residual myocardial damage. This is the first reported case to demonstrate the utility of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging for diagnosis and monitoring response to treatment...
November 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146416/fulminant-adrenergic-myocarditis-complicated-by-pulmonary-edema-cardiogenic-shock-and-cardiac-arrest
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Pawel Rostoff, Bohdan Nessler, Patrycja Pikul, Karolina Golinska-Grzybala, Tomasz Miszalski-Jamka, Jadwiga Nessler
Adrenergic myocarditis is an uncommon presentation of pheochromocytoma and extremely rare cause of de novo acute heart failure (AHF). We present a case of a 31-year-old Caucasian woman with a history of hypertension and recurrent occipital headaches who was admitted to the emergency department due to severe de novo AHF presenting as pulmonary edema and cardiogenic shock. During the hospital admission the patient experienced asystolic cardiac arrest and was successfully resuscitated, intubated, and mechanically ventilated...
November 10, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081472/early-prediction-model-for-successful-bridge-to-recovery-in-patients-with-fulminant-myocarditis-supported-with-percutaneous-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation%C3%A3-insights-from-the-change-pump-study
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Akinori Sawamura, Takahiro Okumura, Akihiro Hirakawa, Masaaki Ito, Yukio Ozaki, Nobuyuki Ohte, Tetsuya Amano, Toyoaki Murohara
BACKGROUND: Cardiac recovery and prevention of end-organ damage are the cornerstones of establishing successful bridge to recovery (BTR) in patients with fulminant myocarditis (FM) supported with percutaneous venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO). However, the timing and method of successful BTR prediction still remain unclear. We aimed to develop a prediction model for successful BTR in patients with FM supported with percutaneous VA-ECMO.Methods and Results:This was a retrospective multicenter chart review enrolling 99 patients (52±16 years; female, 42%) with FM treated with percutaneous VA-ECMO...
October 27, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070994/nivolumab-induced-myocarditis-concomitant-with-myasthenia-gravis
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Yoko Fukasawa, Kazuya Sasaki, Maika Natsume, Makoto Nakashima, Shuji Ota, Kiyotaka Watanabe, Yoshihisa Takahashi, Fukuo Kondo, Ken Kozuma, Nobuhiko Seki
We report a 69-year-old female patient with advanced lung cancer who developed myocarditis concomitant with myasthenia gravis (MG), also known as "Herzmyasthenie," after 3 cycles of nivolumab administration. Her initial symptoms were general malaise and double vision. However, her myocarditis deteriorated rapidly the following day, necessitating a temporary pacemaker and noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in the intensive care unit. Immunohistochemical examination of a myocardial biopsy suggested an immune response on the basis of HLA associations...
September 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061186/successful-bridge-to-recovery-in-fulminant-myocarditis-using-a-biventricular-assist-device-a-case-report
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Yusuke Adachi, Osamu Kinoshita, Masaru Hatano, Yukako Shintani, Noritsugu Naito, Mitsutoshi Kimura, Kan Nawata, Daisuke Nitta, Hisataka Maki, Kazutaka Ueda, Eisuke Amiya, Eiki Takimoto, Issei Komuro, Minoru Ono
BACKGROUND: Fulminant myocarditis is a life-threatening disease, and myocardial damage expands the right ventricle as well as the left ventricle in some cases. There is a mortality rate of over 40% in patients with fulminant myocarditis who need mechanical circulatory support by peripheral venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 27-year-old Japanese woman who was successfully bridged to recovery by using a biventricular assist device...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045749/immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-related-myocarditis
#12
Kazuko Tajiri, Kazutaka Aonuma, Ikuo Sekine
Immune checkpoint inhibitors have demonstrated significant clinical benefit in many cancers. The clinical benefit afforded by these treatments can be accompanied by a unique and distinct spectrum of adverse events. Recently, several fatal cases of immune checkpoint inhibitor-related myocarditis were reported. Although its frequency is comparatively lower than that of other immune-related adverse events, myocarditis can lead to circulatory collapse and lethal ventricular arrhythmia. Immune checkpoints, cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4) and programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1), play important roles in establishing peripheral tolerance to the heart...
October 17, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036971/-chinese-expert-consensus-statement-on-clinical-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-fulminant-myocarditis-in-adults
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942550/esc-position-paper-on-cardiovascular-toxicity-of-cancer-treatments-challenges-and-expectations
#14
Emanuel Raschi, Igor Diemberger, Benilde Cosmi, Fabrizio De Ponti
The recent position paper of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) on cardiovascular toxicity of cancer treatments has attracted considerable interest by healthcare professionals, since it is the first concrete help in the difficult task of monitoring and approaching cardiovascular side effects of anticancer treatments. The ESC expert opinion was not intended as a clinical practice guideline; however, it reports major cardiovascular complications grouped into nine categories, addressing current clinical strategies for prevention and mitigation...
September 23, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942401/fulminant-myocardial-bleeding-another-clinical-course-of-vascular-ehlers-danlos-syndrome
#15
Masahide Tokue, Hidehiko Hara, Kenji Kurosawa, Masato Nakamura
Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (vEDS) is a dominantly inherited connective tissue disorder characterised by colon rupture and arterial aneurysm, dissection and rupture. A patient was diagnosed with vEDS after a spontaneous colon rupture when he was brought to our institute because of sudden chest pain. An ECG revealed wide regional ST elevation, which was initially suggestive of acute myocarditis. On the second day, haemodynamics suddenly deteriorated because of a rapid accumulation of bloody pericardial effusion, and the patient died...
September 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900672/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-adult-patients-with-acute-fulminant-myocarditis-clinical-outcomes-and-risk-factor-analysis
#16
X Liao, B Li, Z Cheng
BACKGROUND: Our study aimed to summarize the clinical outcomes of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in adult patients with acute fulminant myocarditis and to investigate the risk factors associated with its application. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively examined patients with cardiogenic shock and acute fulminant myocarditis. The following data were collected: patients' preoperative general condition, related clinical factors during ECMO, complications, and outcomes of ECMO...
September 12, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893968/correction-to-when-lightning-strikes-fulminant-myocarditis-in-the-realm-of-inflammatory-cardiomyopathies
#17
(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 12, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869988/survival-after-fulminant-myocarditis-induced-by-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
#18
Dimitri Arangalage, Julie Delyon, Mathilde Lermuzeaux, Kenneth Ekpe, Stéphane Ederhy, Cécile Pages, Céleste Lebbé
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 5, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868104/parvovirus-b19-myocarditis-of-fulminant-evolution
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Michael Spartalis, Eleni Tzatzaki, Eleftherios Spartalis, Christos Damaskos, Sophie Mavrogeni, Vassilis Voudris
Myocarditis is an inflammation of the myocardium. Clinical presentation ranges from non-specific systematic symptoms to fulminant collapse and sudden death. Sudden death occurs at rates of 8.6-12% and cardiomyopathy at 9%. In active myocarditis, there is inflammatory cellular infiltrate with myocardial necrosis. The disease is distinguished by clinical presentation in fulminant and non-fulminant myocarditis. We present a rare case of a parvovirus B19-induced fulminant viral myocarditis in a young female. The patient presented with acute onset heart failure mimicking a myocardial infarction, followed by non-specific symptoms that had been misdiagnosed as urinary tract infection...
August 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844428/a-case-of-cardiogenic-shock-secondary-to-complement-mediated-myopericarditis-from-influenza%C3%A2-b%C3%A2-infection
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Matthew Siskin, Shaline Rao, Amy Rapkiewicz, Sripal Bangalore, Michael Garshick
Influenza B is a rare cause of myocarditis that is usually caused by histiocytic and mononuclear cellular infiltrates. We describe a 22-year-old female patient presenting with fulminant myopericarditis secondary to influenza B infection that deteriorated to cardiogenic shock. Endomyocardial biopsy results yielded myocardial necrosis through complement-mediated cellular injury without evidence of interstitial infiltrates. The rare cause of this patient's disease, along with the unique pathologic findings, are an important reminder of the diversity of potential findings in myocarditis...
October 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
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