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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185680/recurrent-pericarditis
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M Imazio, A Battaglia, L Gaido, F Gaita
Recurrent pericarditis is the most troublesome complication of pericarditis occurring in 15 to 30% of cases. The pathogenesis is often presumed to be immune-mediated although a specific rheumatologic diagnosis is commonly difficult to find. The clinical diagnosis is based on recurrent pericarditis chest pain and additional objective evidence of disease activity (e.g. pericardial rub, ECG changes, pericardial effusion, elevation of markers of inflammation, and/or imaging evidence of pericardial inflammation by CT or cardiac MR)...
February 6, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141772/cardiac-tamponade-diagnosed-by-point-of-care-ultrasound
#2
Austin T Smith, Caroline Watnick, Robinson M Ferre
We present a case involving a 12-year-old boy who presented to the emergency department and was diagnosed with a pericardial effusion with tamponade physiology by point-of-care ultrasound. The diagnosis resulted in prompt treatment and definitive therapy.
February 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135875/contemporary-management-of-pericardial-effusion-practical-aspects-for-clinical-practice
#3
Massimo Imazio, Luca Gaido, Alberto Battaglia, Fiorenzo Gaita
A pericardial effusion (PE) is a relatively common finding in clinical practice. It may be either isolated or associated with pericarditis with or without an underlying disease. The aetiology is varied and may be either infectious (especially tuberculosis as the most common cause in developing countries) or non-infectious (cancer, systemic inflammatory diseases). The management is essentially guided by the hemodynamic effect (presence or absence of cardiac tamponade), the presence of concomitant pericarditis or underlying disease, and its size and duration...
January 30, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131443/fulminant-pneumococcal-pericarditis-in-a-previously-healthy-patient
#4
Cvetan Trpkov, Ermin Nath, Michael Moon, Jonathan Windram, Michelle M Graham
Purulent pericarditis is a rare acutely life-threatening condition. Initial symptoms, signs, and investigations can be nonspecific. Echocardiography is invaluable for establishing the diagnosis and initial management. We present a case of a previously healthy patient with purulent pericarditis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in the absence of a primary focus of infection. The patient deteriorated rapidly with cardiac tamponade and septic shock and was managed successfully by a combined medical and surgical approach...
November 17, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129900/-atypical-and-rare-cardiac-revelation-about-sheehan-s-syndrome-a-report-of-three-cases
#5
N Bouznad, G El Mghari, M El Hattaoui, N El Ansari
Sheehan syndrome is a potentially serious complication in the postpartum period corresponding to ischemic necrosis of the anterior pituitary related to postpartum haemorrhage. We report three original observations showing an unusual mode of revelation of this syndrome. The first observation is that of a 46-year-old patient admitted initially to resuscitation for a recovered cardiorespiratory arrest, severe hypoglycemia and profound hyponatremia. The second is that of a 45-year-old patient, admitted for recurrent cardiac tamponade after pericardial and pleural puncture and pericardial drainage; clinical survey found signs of slight panhypopituitarism...
January 24, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123162/cardiac-sarcoidosis-diagnosed-by-incidental-lymph-node-biopsy
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Jun Matsuda, Katsuhito Fujiu, Solji Roh, Miyu Tajima, Hisataka Maki, Toshiya Kojima, Tetsuo Ushiku, Kan Nawata, Norihiko Takeda, Masafumi Watanabe, Hiroshi Akazawa, Issei Komuro
Cardiac involvement in systemic sarcoidosis sometimes provokes life-threatening ventricular tachyarrhythmia. Steroid administration is one of the fundamental anti-arrhythmia therapies. For an indication of steroid therapy, a definitive diagnosis of sarcoidosis is required.(1)) However, cases that are clearly suspected of cardiac sarcoidosis based on their clinical courses sometimes do not meet the current diagnostic criteria and result in the loss of an appropriate opportunity to perform steroid therapy.Here we report a case that was diagnosed as sarcoidosis by incidental biopsy of an inguinal lymph node during cardiac resuscitation for cardiac tamponade...
February 7, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100979/late-cardiac-rupture-after-amplatzer-septal-occluder-implantation
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Ahmet Arnaz, Yasemin Turkekul, Yusuf Yalcinbas, Arda Saygili, Tayyar Sarioglu
Transcatheter device implantation has become an attractive alternative to surgery in the closure of atrial septal defects in selected patients. However, it can lead to early and late sequelae, some of them life threatening. For example, 79 days before her admission to our emergency department with sudden-onset respiratory distress and respiratory arrest (leading to cardiac tamponade and rupture), a 22-year-old woman had undergone percutaneous closure of an atrial septal defect. We describe the damage and its treatment...
December 2016: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087158/echocardiographic-approach-to-cardiac-tamponade-in-critically-ill-patients
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REVIEW
Peter McCanny, Frances Colreavy
Cardiac tamponade should be considered in a critically ill patient in whom the cause of haemodynamic shock is unclear. When considering tamponade, transthoracic echocardiography plays an essential role and is the initial investigation of choice. Diagnostic sensitivity of transthoracic echocardiography is dependent on image quality, and in some cases a transoesophageal approach may be required to confirm the diagnosis. Knowledge of the pathophysiology and echocardiographic features of cardiac tamponade are essential for the practicing Intensivist...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079972/prevalence-of-vomiting-in-dogs-with-pericardial-effusion
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Rachel Fahey, Elizabeth Rozanski, April Paul, John E Rush
BACKGROUND: Pericardial effusion (PE) is common in dogs. Clinical signs may be vague until cardiac tamponade and associated cardiovascular decompensation develops. Vomiting has previously been identified in some dogs, but the actual prevalence of vomiting in dogs with PE is unknown. The purpose of this study is to report the prevalence of vomiting associated with PE, and to determine if vomiting is associated with the underlying cause of effusion, presenting plasma lactate concentration, or volume of PE removed...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050441/blunt-cardiac-rupture-a-diagnostic-challenge
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Suraj Pinni, Vineet Kumar, Satish Balkrishna Dharap
Blunt Cardiac Rupture (BCR) is a life threatening injury. Majority of patients do not reach the hospital and in those who reach the emergency department, timely diagnosis and treatment is a challenge. The case is about a patient with multiple blunt injuries who presented in shock. Cardiac tamponade was suspected on clinical grounds and on evidence of mediastinal widening on radiograph. In the absence of songography, the diagnosis was confirmed by subxiphoid pericardial window. Emergency thoracotomy revealed a right atrial appendage rupture which was surgically corrected...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018826/hemopericardium-due-to-idiopathic-coronary-artery-rupture-treated-with-saphenous-vein-patch-plasty
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Benedikt Mayr, Stefan Buchholz, Christian Hagl, Maximilian Pichlmaier
We report a case of an idiopathic coronary artery rupture in a 41-year-old male patient who was admitted to the hospital with cardiac tamponade. On opening the chest via a median sternotomy and establishing cardiopulmonary bypass the hemopericardium's cause could be identified as a perforation of the right posterior descending coronary artery which was treated with a saphenous vein patch plasty. With idiopathic coronary artery rupture being a rare diagnosis, one should always consider it in a young patient presenting with cardiac tamponade...
December 2016: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018461/hashimoto-thyroiditis-with-an-unusual-presentation-of-cardiac-tamponade-in-noonan-syndrome
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Mi Ji Lee, Byung Young Kim, Jae Sook Ma, Young Earl Choi, Young Ok Kim, Hwa Jin Cho, Chan Jong Kim
Noonan syndrome is an autosomal dominant, multisystem disorder. Autoimmune thyroiditis with hypothyroidism is an infrequent feature in patients with Noonan syndrome. A 16-year-old boy was admitted because of chest discomfort and dyspnea; an echocardiogram revealed pericardial effusion. Additional investigations led to a diagnosis of severe hypothyroidism due to Hashimoto thyroiditis. The patient was treated with L-thyroxine at 0.15 mg daily. However, during admission, he developed symptoms of cardiac tamponade...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011971/tuberculous-pericarditis-a-case-report
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Affan Denk, Mehmet Ali Kobat, Safak Ozer Balin, Sumeyye Selim Kara, Orhan Dogdu
Pericardial effusion is common disease and difficult to diagnose. Tuberculosis accounts for up to 4% of acute pericarditis and 7% of cardiac tamponade cases. Quick treatment can be lifesaving but requires accurate diagnosis. We report a case of a 65-year-old man who presented with a 3-week history of fever with chills, non-productive cough and dyspnea. The case was diagnosed by positivity of acid-fast staining, culture and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of the aspirated pericardial fluid and treated promptly with antituberculosis drugs...
1, 2016: Le Infezioni in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989537/delayed-cardiac-tamponade-a-rare-but-life-threatening-complication-of-catheter-ablation
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Elizabeth Yetter, Jared Brazg, Diane Del Valle, Laura Mulvey, Eitan Dickman
Delayed cardiac tamponade (DCT) is a rare and life-threatening complication of catheter ablation performed as a treatment of atrial fibrillation, with few cases described in the medical literature. We present the case of a 57year-old man presenting with DCT 61days following a catheter ablation procedure. To the best of our knowledge, this is the most delayed case of cardiac tamponade (CT) following catheter ablation described in the literature. We also discuss the importance of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) in the diagnosis and treatment of CT...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943614/cardiac-tamponade-and-severe-pericardial-effusion-in-systemic-sclerosis-report-of-nine-patients-and-review-of-the-literature
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Alejandro Fernández Morales, Nerea Iniesta, Andreu Fernández-Codina, Joana Vaz de Cunha, Teresa Pérez Romero, Robert Hurtado García, Carmen Pilar Simeón-Aznar, Vicent Fonollosa, Ricard Cervera, Gerard Espinosa
AIM: To describe the clinical characteristics, treatment and outcome of patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) developing severe pericardial effusion or cardiac tamponade. METHODS: SSc patients with severe pericardial effusion or cardiac tamponade from three Spanish hospitals were collected. In addition, a computer-assisted (PubMed, MEDLINE) search of the literature to identify all cases of cardiac tamponade or severe pericardial effusion associated with SSc reported in English, French and Spanish from 1987 through September 2015 was performed...
December 10, 2016: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900083/primary-malignant-pericardial-mesothelioma-with-increased-serum-mesothelin-diagnosed-by-surgical-pericardial-resection-a-case-report
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Takeyuki Kurosawa, Keishi Sugino, Kazutoshi Isobe, Yoshinobu Hata, Yuri Fukasawa, Sakae Homma
A 37-year-old female smoker without a history of exposure to asbestos was referred to our hospital with persistent pericardial effusion. Chest computed tomography imaging examination revealed an irregular thickened pericardium with large amounts of pericardial effusion and a small pleural effusion. Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography imaging demonstrated intrapericardial FDG accumulation. Blood tests revealed an increase in serum mesothelin levels. Examination of a surgically resected specimen revealed a grayish-white thickening of the pericardium, with a straw-colored mucinous pericardial effusion...
November 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
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
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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/27894950/untying-the-gordian-knot-of-pericardial-diseases-a-pragmatic-approach
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REVIEW
George Lazaros, Massimo Imazio, Antonio Brucato, Dimitrios Tousoulis
Pericardial disorders constitute a relatively common cause of heart disease. Although acute pericarditis, especially the idiopathic forms that are the most prevalent, is considered a benign disease overall, its short- and long-term complications, namely, recurrent pericarditis, cardiac tamponade and constrictive pericarditis, constitute a matter of concern in the medical community. In recent years, several clinical trials contributed to redefining our traditional approach to pericardial diseases. In this review, we provide the most recent evidence concerning diagnosis, treatment modalities and short- and long-term prognosis of the most common pericardial disorders...
November 25, 2016: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889903/a-case-report-hemothorax-caused-by-rupture-of-the-left-atrial-appendage
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Hiroaki Oizumi, Kenji Suzuki, Hironobu Hoshino, Takahiro Tatsumori, Hideomi Ichinokawa
Cardiac rupture is defined as a full-thickness myocardial tear; this injury after blunt chest trauma is rare, and is associated with high mortality. Blunt cardiac rupture typically presents with either cardiac tamponade or massive hemothorax, and is often unrecognized in the context of blunt chest trauma. It is a little known fact that pericardial effusions can decrease due to pericardial lacerations. Hence, cardiac rupture with pericardial lacerations may be easily overlooked especially by chest surgeons. We herein report a case of hemothorax caused by rupture of the left atrial appendage...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863908/role-of-echocardiography-for-catheter-based-management-of-valvular-heart-disease
#20
REVIEW
Takahiro Shiota
Catheter-based treatment of valvular heart disease, such as transvalvular aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or mitral clip procedure, has been increasingly accepted as a treatment choice for the past several years. Such new treatment options have been changing the management of patients with valvular heart disease drastically while socio-economic factors regarding their application need to be taken into consideration. The use of echocardiography, including transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), for such catheter-based treatments is essential for the success of the procedures...
January 2017: Journal of Cardiology
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