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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/29128035/bedside-identification-of-massive-pulmonary-embolism-with-point-of-care-transesophageal-echocardiography
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Tomislav Jelic, Melanie Baimel, Jordan Chenkin
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism can be difficult to diagnose, particularly in those who are hemodynamically unstable and cannot be imaged to confirm the diagnosis. Echocardiography can allow for rapid assessment of patients in shock, but requires adequate transthoracic windows to obtain clinically useful information. Emergency physician-performed transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) may be a useful tool when transthoracic echocardiography fails. CASE REPORT: An 86-year-old woman presented to the emergency department after a fall at home...
November 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126689/the-feasibility-and-impact-of-routine-combined-limited-transthoracic-echocardiography-and-lung-ultrasound-on-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-admitted-to-icu-a-prospective-observational-study
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Kavi Haji, Darsim Haji, David J Canty, Alistair G Royse, Dhaksha Tharmaraj, Meor Azraee, Lynda Hopkins, Collin F Royse
OBJECTIVES: Limited transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and lung ultrasound increasingly is performed in the intensive care unit (ICU), though used in a goal-directed rather than routine manner. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTINGS: Tertiary ICU. PARTICIPANTS: Ninety-three critically ill participants within 24 hours of admission to ICU. METHODS: A treating intensivist documented a clinical diagnosis and management plan before and after combined limited TTE and lung ultrasound...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116970/assessment-of-tricuspid-annular-motion-by-speckle-tracking-in-anesthetized-patients-using-transesophageal-echocardiography
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Tao Shen, Michael H Picard, Lanqi Hua, Sara M Burns, Michael N Andrawes
BACKGROUND: The perioperative assessment of right ventricular (RV) function remains a challenge. Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) using M-mode is a widely used measure of RV function. However, accurate alignment of the ultrasound beam with the direction of annular movement can be difficult with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) to measure TAPSE, precluding effective use of M-mode to measure annular excursion. Tracking of specular reflectors in the myocardium may provide an angle-independent method to assess annular motion with TEE...
November 7, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074839/acute-onset-vascular-dementia-with-bi-thalamic-infarct-in-an-hiv-positive-subject
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Léonard Kouamé Kouassi, Mariam Doumbia-Ouattara
BACKGROUND Bi-thalamic infarctions are rare and marked by clinical polymorphism. Their association with HIV has never been reported. CASE REPORT We report a 51-year-old right-handed man with no medical history, who presented an acute onset vascular dementia associated with an antero-retrograde amnesia, a word-finding difficulty, and a dysexecutive syndrome. The CT scan was normal. Brain MRI revealed a paramedian and bi-thalamic infarction, evoking an occlusion of the Percheron artery. The electrocardiogram, transthoracic and transesophageal cardiac ultrasound, and Doppler echo of cervical arteries gave normal results...
October 27, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054850/the-paravertebral-panto-it-s-behind-you
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Kelly Victor, Michael M Sabetai, John B Chambers
This case report highlights the utility of paravertebral (PV) imaging in the diagnosis of aortic dissection, the evaluation of left ventricular systolic function and drawing the distinction between pleural and pericardial effusions. In this case, less attenuation of the ultrasound beam, reduced lung viscosity due to pleural effusions and less impedance mismatch between media led to images of superior quality and high diagnostic value. This supports the use of paravertebral imaging as an adjunct to conventional echocardiography windows, particularly when conventional transthoracic imaging proves challenging...
December 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052801/coronary-flow-response-to-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-is-preserved-in-old-cardiac-patients
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Elpidio Santillo, Monica Migale, Fabrizio Balestrini, Demetrio Postacchini, Silvia Bustacchini, Fabrizia Lattanzio, Raffaele Antonelli-Incalzi
BACKGROUND: The effect of remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) on coronary flow in elderly cardiac patients has not been investigated yet. Thus, we aimed to study the change of coronary flow subsequent to RIPC in old patients with heart diseases and to identify its main correlates. METHODS: Ninety-five elderly patients (aged ≥ 65 years) accessing cardiac rehabilitation ward underwent transthoracic ultrasound evaluation of peak diastolic flow velocity of left anterior descending artery...
October 20, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045589/standardization-of-adult-transthoracic-echocardiography-reporting-in-agreement-with-recent-chamber-quantification-diastolic-function-and-heart-valve-disease-recommendations-an-expert-consensus-document-of-the-european-association-of-cardiovascular-imaging
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Maurizio Galderisi, Bernard Cosyns, Thor Edvardsen, Nuno Cardim, Victoria Delgado, Giovanni Di Salvo, Erwan Donal, Leyla Elif Sade, Laura Ernande, Madalina Garbi, Julia Grapsa, Andreas Hagendorff, Otto Kamp, Julien Magne, Ciro Santoro, Alexandros Stefanidis, Patrizio Lancellotti, Bogdan Popescu, Gilbert Habib
Aims: This European Association Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) Expert Consensus document aims at defining the main quantitative information on cardiac structure and function that needs to be included in standard echocardiographic report following recent ASE/EACVI chamber quantification, diastolic function, and heart valve disease recommendations. The document focuses on general reporting and specific pathological conditions such as heart failure, coronary artery and valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, and systemic diseases...
October 17, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026304/prevention-of-doxorubicin-induced-cardiomyopathy-using-targeted-mafgf-mediated-by-nanoparticles-combined-with-ultrasound-targeted-mb-destruction
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Xin-Qiao Tian, Xian-Wei Ni, He-Lin Xu, Lei Zheng, De-Li ZhuGe, Bin Chen, Cui-Tao Lu, Jian-Jun Yuan, Ying-Zheng Zhao
The present study seeks to observe the preventive effects of doxorubicin-induced cardiomyopathy (DOX-CM) in rats using targeted non-mitogenic acidic fibroblast growth factor (MaFGF) mediated by nanoparticles (NP) combined with ultrasound-targeted MB destruction (UTMD). DOX-CM rats were induced by intraperitoneally injected doxorubicin. Six weeks after intervention, the indices from the transthoracic echocardiography and velocity vector imaging showed that the left ventricular function in the MaFGF-loaded NP (MaFGF-NP) + UTMD group was significantly improved compared with the DOX-CM group...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979614/-exceptionally-good-response-to-sodium-valproate-in-patients-with-recurrent-sydenham-s-chorea
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Siham Bouchal, Ouarda Ouali, Mouhamed Faouzi Belahsen
Sydenham's chorea is the most common acquired cause of chorea in the third world. We report a case of recurrent chorea successfully treated with sodium valproate. Miss A.C, aged 16, with a history of recurrent angina reported an episode of choreic movements 2 years before requiring treatment with haloperidol and prevention of rheumatic fever. The patient interrupted her treatment with occurrence of a relapse a few months later. Brain MRI and transthoracic ultrasound were normal. Preventive treatment with extencilline and haloperidol was restarted without any improvement, hence the treatment with sodium valproate...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953498/diagnostic-accuracy-of-point-of-care-ultrasound-performed-by-pulmonary-critical-care-physicians-for-right-ventricle-assessment-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Jason Filopei, Samuel O Acquah, Eric E Bondarsky, David J Steiger, Navitha Ramesh, Madeline Ehrlich, Paru Patrawalla
OBJECTIVES: Risk stratification for acute pulmonary embolism using imaging presence of right ventricular dysfunction is essential for triage; however, comprehensive transthoracic echocardiography has limited availability. We assessed the accuracy and timeliness of Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine Fellow's performance of goal-directed echocardiograms and intensivists' interpretations for evaluating right ventricular dysfunction in acute pulmonary embolism. DESIGN: Prospective observational study and retrospective chart review...
December 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942444/peripheral-endothelial-function-and-coronary-flow-velocity-reserve-are-not-associated-in-women-with-angina-and-no-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease-the-ipower-study
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Kristoffer Flintholm Raft, Daria Frestad, Marie Mide Michelsen, Hannah Elena Suhrs, Anna Bay Rask, Malin Nilsson, Thomas Steffen Hermann, Eva Prescott
PURPOSE: We investigated whether impaired flow-mediated dilation (FMD) and plasma biomarkers reflecting endothelial dysfunction are associated with coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) in women with angina and no obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: Patients (n = 194) were randomly selected women with angina pectoris and no obstructive CAD (<50% stenosis). A reference population of asymptomatic women without CAD (n = 25) was included. We measured FMD in the brachial artery by high-resolution ultrasound...
2017: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898454/reverberation-and-multiple-shadow-artifacts-recorded-from-patients-with-intra-pericardial-centrifugal-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Tolga Sinan Güvenç, Yalçın Velibey, Özge Güzelburç, Göksel Çinier, Rengin Çetin Güvenç, Özlem Yıldırımtürk
Artifacts are by-products of ultrasound imaging that may cause confusion or misdiagnosis if not interpreted correctly. There are, however, several disorders where a specific pattern of artifacts can aid in diagnosis, especially when the object in question cannot be visualized directly. In this manuscript, we report two patients with reverberation and shadow artifacts originating from the housing and the propeller of a continuous-flow intra-pericardial left ventricular assist device. Visualization of the artifacts required modified transthoracic views, so these artifacts should not pose a diagnostic challenge during a routine echocardiographic evaluation...
October 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879657/an-exploratory-investigation-of-echocardiographic-parameters-and-the-effects-of-posture-on-cardiac-structure-and-function-in-the-livingstone-s-fruit-bat-pteropus-livingstonii
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Aimee L Drane, Robert Shave, Andrew Routh, Alberto Barbon
There is growing evidence that dilated cardiomyopathy may be a major cause of death in captive Livingstone's fruit bats (Pteropus livingstonii). Therefore, the primary aim of this prospective, exploratory study was to examine whether a systematic cardiac ultrasound protocol is feasible in this critically endangered species and to report basic measures of cardiac structure and function from a cohort of apparently healthy bats. A secondary aim was to test the effect posture (dorsal recumbency vs. roosting) has upon cardiac function in this species...
September 6, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877098/a-3-dimensional-printed-ultrasound-probe-visuospatial-trainer
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Ryan T McKenna, Jesse C Dove, Robert A Ratzlaff, Jose L Diaz-Gomez, Daniel J Cox, Leslie V Simon
Training adult learners to use ultrasound in clinical practice relies on the ability of the learner to apply visuospatial concepts to the anatomy of the human body. We describe a visuospatial trainer that replicates the housing of an ultrasound transducer, through which a linear laser projects light in the same plane and orientation as the ultrasonic sound waves. We use this trainer in combination with a porcine heart dissection laboratory to teach bedside cardiac ultrasound and transthoracic echocardiography (TTE)...
September 4, 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868072/usefulness-of-coronary-flow-reserve-measured-by-transthoracic-coronary-doppler-ultrasound-in-the-elderly
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Danijela Trifunovic, Edina Cenko, Concetta Torromeo, Beatrice Ricci, Michele Schiariti, Marija Zdravkovic, Zorana Vasiljevic, Olivia Manfrini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864319/evaluation-of-imaging-strategy-to-optimize-and-improve-outcome-of-transcatheter-aortic-valvular-implantation
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Charlotte Casset, Adrien Jankowski, Bernard Bertrand, Carole Saunier, Nicolas Piliero, Mathieu Rodiere, Gilbert Ferretti, Jean-Louis Quesada, Alexis Broisat, Laurent Riou, Daniel Fagret, Catherine Ghezzi, Gérald Vanzetto, Gilles Barone-Rochette
Cardiac computed tomography (CT) provides additional information with ultrasound in the transcatheter heart valve (THV) size selection. However, the influence of these incremental data on outcomes has not been evaluated in a randomized study. A single-center prospective, randomized, and open study was performed. Patients referred for transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation with a balloon-expandable endoprothesis were included. THV size selection was performed using either transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography data (control group) or ultrasound and CT results (CT group)...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845003/-diagnosis-of-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-and-intraoperative-lesion-in-patients-with-right-coronary-artery-sinus-rupture-by-transthoracic-echocardiography
#18
Xiongfei Liang, Yifeng Yang, Wei Lin
To investigate the role of thoracic echocardiography in diagnosis and differential diagnosis of the right ventricular outflow tract into the right aorta with right ventricular aneurysm rupture. 
 Methods: A total of 19 patients with sinus rupture caused by ventricular septal defect in the right ventricular outflow road were reviewed. These patients were diagnosed as aortic right coronary sinus by preoperative transthoracic echocardiography from February 2010 to September 2016 in Xiangya Second Hospital and Xiangya Medical College Affiliated Haikou Hospital...
July 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840019/bronchoscopy-with-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-vs-transthoracic-needle-aspiration-in-lung-cancer-diagnosis-and-staging
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Mark L Munoz, Noah Lechtzin, Qing Kay Li, KoPen Wang, Lonny B Yarmus, Hans J Lee, David J Feller-Kopman
BACKGROUND: In evaluating patients with suspected lung cancer, it is important to not only obtain a tissue diagnosis, but also to obtain enough tissue for both histologic and molecular analysis in order to appropriately stage the patient with a safe and efficient strategy. The diagnostic approach may often be dependent on local resources and practice patterns rather than current guidelines. We Describe lung cancer staging at two large academic medical centers to identify the impact different procedural approaches have on patient outcomes...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834894/value-of-radial-probe-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-biopsy-and-computer-tomography-guided-transthoracic-needle-aspiration-in-the-diagnosis-of-peripheral-pulmonary-lesions
#20
Qiudi Zhang, Sujuan Zhang, Xiong Xu, Qianqian Xu, Jun Zhou
Computer tomography-guided transthoracic needle aspiration (CT-TTNA) is a minimally invasive technique for sampling peripheral lung lesions. Radial endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial biopsy (rEBUS-TBB) is an alternative. The present study analyzed and compared rEBUS-TBB and CT-TTNA in the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPL).Clinical data of 513 patients with PPL who underwent an rEBUS-TBB or CT-TTNA examination were analyzed retrospectively. The positive diagnostic rate, complication rate, and influencing factors of the 2 methods were compared...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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