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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679185/comparing-learning-curves-of-two-established-single-shot-devices-for-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Patrick Leitz, G Mönnig, F Güner, D G Dechering, K Wasmer, F Reinke, Philipp S Lange, L Eckardt, G Frommeyer
PURPOSE: We compared the contour of learning curves of two "single-shot" devices used for pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) for safety and procedural data. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis comparing the first 60 PVI performed at our center using a pulmonary vein ablation catheter (PVAC) array (39 male, mean age 57 years, 42 paroxysmal AF) to the first 60 first PVI using the Cryoballoon (44 male, mean age 59 years, 22 paroxysmal AF). Both groups were further divided into tertiles, where T1 regroups the first 20 ablations, T2 the following 20, and T3 the last 20 ablations...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675968/giant-right-coronary-artery-aneurysm-mimicking-pericardial-tamponade
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Michal Hulman, Panagiotis Artemiou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2018: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656776/purulenta-pericarditis-and-pasteurella-multocida-an-extremely-rare-entity
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Raquel Ferreira, José Martins, Tiago Adrega, Sara Pinto, Sofia Nunes, Rita Pancas, Anabela Gonzaga, José Santos
Purulent pericarditis is a rare entity, defined as the presence of neutrophilic pericardial effusion which is infected by a bacterial, fungus or parasite agent. The diagnosis can be challenging, especially if patients have taken previous antibiotic therapy; on the other hand the recognition of this pathology is often made late, with the onset of severe symptoms or signs of cardiac tamponade or even only at the autopsy. The authors describe the case of a 82-year-old woman with history of extensive laceration of the right lower limb from a dog bite in July 2016, admitted to the Cardiology Department one month later for Acute Pericarditis...
April 12, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652277/factors-associated-with-delayed-cardiac-tamponade-after-cardiac-surgery
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Edgar Hernández Leiva, Marisol Carreño, Fernando Rada Bucheli, Alberto Cadena Bonfanti, Juan Pablo Umaña, Rodolfo José Dennis
Context: Cardiac tamponade (CT) following cardiac surgery is a potentially fatal complication and the cause of surgical reintervention in 0.1%-6% of cases. There are two types of CT: acute, occurring within the first 48 h postoperatively, and subacute or delayed, which occurs more than 48 h postoperatively. The latter does not show specific clinical signs, which makes it more difficult to diagnose. The factors associated with acute CT (aCT) are related to coagulopathy or surgical bleeding, while the variables associated with subacute tamponade have not been well defined...
April 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644294/isolated-right-atrial-appendage-rupture-following-blunt-chest-trauma
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Rakesh Hegde, Nathan Lafayette, Michael Sywak, Gregory Ricketts, Jorge Otero, Scott Kurtzman, Zhongqiu Zhang
Background: Right sided tears or rupture are the most common injury to the heart after blunt chest trauma. The majority of these injuries are to the thin walled atrium. Reports of localized right atrial appendage rupture are rare. The classical features of Beck's triad are unreliable in the trauma bay. With the advent of EFAST (Focused assessment with sonography for trauma extended to thorax), Beck's triad should be considered but not used as the primary clinical tool for diagnosis of cardiac tamponade [1]...
February 2018: Trauma Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623393/differences-in-laser-lead-extraction-of-infected-vs-non-infected-leads
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Simon Pecha, Liesa Castro, Julia Vogler, Matthias Linder, Nils Gosau, Stephan Willems, Hermann Reichenspurner, Samer Hakmi
We investigated the effect of systemic infection or lead endocarditis on the complexity and the success of laser lead extraction (LLE) procedures. Medical records of all patients undergoing LLE between January 2012 and March 2017 were screened with regard to information on systemic infection or lead endocarditis. We treated 184 patients using high-frequency 80 Hz laser sheaths in patients with lead implant duration of ≥ 12 months. Indications for lead extraction were systemic infection and lead endocarditis in 52 cases (28...
April 5, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618325/chylopericardium-in-a-child-with-iga-nephropathy-a-case-report
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Yu-Lin Kang, Yun Cui, Ying Wu, Shen Hao, Xin-Yu Kuang, Yu-Cai Zhang, Wen-Yan Huang, Guang-Hua Zhu
BACKGROUND: Chylopericardium effusion is characterized by the accumulation of milky effusion in the pericardium. It is often idiopathic but it can be secondary to trauma, chest radiation, tuberculosis and malignancy. If cardiac tamponade ensues, it becomes life-threatening. Herein we describe chylopericardium tamponade in a child with IgA nephropathy. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of chylopericardium tamponade in IgA nephropathy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 6 years old boy with IgA nephropathy presented with dyspnea, orthopnea, pretibial pitting edema, ascites and fever...
April 5, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596289/identification-and-management-of-acute-cardiac-tamponade
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Nancy L York, Christy Kane, Carol S Smith
Although incidence is rare, acute cardiac tamponade (CT) is a cardiovascular condition often resulting in a high mortality rate. In acute CT, rapid accumulation of fluid occurs in the pericardial sac and prevents the heart's chambers from adequately filling with blood, leading to reduced diastolic filling, diminished stroke volumes, and subsequent hemodynamic instability. Health care providers should be aware of at-risk patients and the earliest signs and symptoms because an acute CT is considered a medical emergency...
May 2018: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580632/relation-of-blood-pressure-to-severity-of-pericardial-effusion
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Yash Patel, Vikram Agarwal, Edgar Argulian
Subacute tamponade is a challenging diagnosis requiring careful consideration of both clinical and imaging data. We aimed at exploring the association of initial blood pressure with markers of pericardial effusion severity in patients with moderate and large pericardial effusion. We conducted a retrospective, single-center study in 102 well-phenotyped patients with moderate and large pericardial effusion. The presenting systolic and diastolic blood pressure recordings were divided into tertiles to examine the association between the blood pressure and the different established markers of pericardial effusion severity...
March 5, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559482/giant-coronary-artery-aneurysm-at-autopsy
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Alicia Blackman, Wayne Mohammed
This case presents a woman in her early 20s who died after the sudden onset of chest pain. Five years earlier, she was investigated for a cardiac murmur during pregnancy and an echocardiogram revealed a 6.0×3.0 cm blood-filled sac compressing the left atrium and anterolateral aspect of the left ventricle with communication to the aortic root. She later had a CT scan of the chest with contrast, which showed aneurysmal dilatation of the left main coronary artery. She was placed on aspirin but defaulted from clinic 11 months post partum...
March 20, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558840/symptoms-of-massive-cardiac-tamponade-during-support-of-biventricular-assist-device
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Mosab Al Shakaki, Angelo M Dell'Aquila, Andreas Rukosujew
Typical symptoms of cardiac tamponade are jugular venous distension, pulsus paradoxus, hypotension, and rest dyspnea. However, these clinical symptoms can be masked in patients with ventricular assist device and even more in patients supported with a biventricular-HeartWare ventricular assist device. Hereby, we report the case of a 30-year-old man supported with a biventricular-HeartWare ventricular assist device, who underwent a computed tomography scan due to suspect of ventricular assist device thrombosis...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553993/evolution-of-the-pericardiocentesis-technique
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Stefano Maggiolini, Caterina C De Carlini, Massimo Imazio
: Pericardiocentesis is a valuable technique for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade, although it may be associated with potentially serious complications. Through the years, many different imaging approaches have been described to reduce the complication rate of the procedure. This systematic review provides a focused overview of the different techniques developed in recent years to reduce the procedural complications and to increase the related success rate...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29551765/a-case-of-constrictive-pericarditis-associated-with-melioidosis-in-an-immunocompetent-patient-treated-by-pericardiectomy
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Hou Tee Lu, Gunasekaran Ramsamy, Chuey Yan Lee, Syed Rasul G Syed Hamid, Foong Kee Kan, Rusli Bin Nordin
BACKGROUND Melioidosis is a rare tropical bacterial infection caused by the Gram-negative soil saprophyte, Burkholderia pseudomallei. Melioidosis can mimic a variety of diseases due to its varied presentation, and unless it is treated rapidly, it can be fatal.  A rare case of melioidosis, with pericarditis and pericardial effusion, is described, which demonstrates the value of early diagnosis with echocardiography and pericardiocentesis. CASE REPORT A 38-year-old native (Iban) East Malaysian man presented with shortness of breath and tachycardia...
March 19, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535291/a-case-of-low-grade-primary-cardiac-lymphoma-with-pericardial-effusion-diagnosed-by-combined-18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-and-computed-tomography-fdg-pet-ct-imaging-and-effusion-cytology
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Hisanori Fukunaga, Yasuko Tatewaki, Tatsushi Mutoh, Hideo Shimomura, Shuzo Yamamoto, Chiaki Terao, Tomoko Totsune, Manabu Nakagawa, Yasuyuki Taki
BACKGROUND Primary cardiac lymphoma is rare and can be an aggressive disease, depending on the grade. A case is reported of low-grade primary cardiac lymphoma associated with a pericardial effusion. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography and computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) imaging was useful in the diagnosis and in evaluating the disease activity in this case. CASE REPORT A 72-year-old Japanese woman visited a general practitioner, complaining of dyspnea associated with cardiac tamponade. Pericardiocentesis was performed, and Group V malignant cells were identified by cytology, suspicious for malignant lymphoma...
March 14, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29506158/predictors-and-outcome-of-conversion-to-cardiac-surgery-during-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Mani Arsalan, Won-Keun Kim, Arnaud Van Linden, Christoph Liebetrau, Benjamin D Pollock, Giovanni Filardo, Mathias Renker, Helge Möllmann, Mirko Doss, Ulrich Fischer-Rasokat, Adalbert Skwara, Christian W Hamm, Thomas Walther
OBJECTIVES: Due to increasing clinical experience with transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) procedures, sophisticated imaging and advanced device technology, TAVI complication rates are low; however, patients requiring conversion to surgery are confronted with an increased mortality risk. In this retrospective study, we evaluated the predictors for conversion and the outcomes of these patients. METHODS: We analysed the records of all patients undergoing TAVI in our centre from 2011 to 2016 and focused on cases that required conversion to sternotomy...
March 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29483467/-primary-malignant-pericardial-mesothelioma-report-of-a-case
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Seiji Ichikawa, Fumihiko Murakami, Hiroaki Ogiwara
A 69-year-old male was referred to our hospital after being diagnosed as having pericarditis with pericardial effusion. The symptoms of tamponade disappeared after the effusion was drained;although the cause of pericarditis remained unidentified. About 4 months later, the tamponade symptoms recurred due to the thickened nodular pericardium. Partial pericardiectomy was performed, however the patient died on the 52nd day after surgery. Immunohistological examination with calretinin led to the diagnosis of primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma, which was an extremely rare pathology...
February 2018: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29479391/massive-hemorrhagic-pericardial-effusion-with-cardiac-tamponade-as-initial-manifestation-of-mixed-connective-tissue-disease
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Ashraf Abugroun, Osama Hallak, Fatima Ahmed, Safwan Gaznabi
Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) is a distinct entity of connective tissue disorders characterized by overlapping clinical features of various autoimmune diseases along with the presence of antibodies to ribonucleoprotein (anti-RNP). The prevalence of cardiac involvement in MCTD varies from 13% to 65% and accounts for approximately 20% of MCTD related mortality. In this case, we describe an elderly female patient with multiple complaints without a clear etiology on presentation. Echocardiogram revealed severe rapidly accumulating pericardial effusion causing tamponade necessitating pericardial window...
February 2018: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29478903/pericardial-effusion-associated-with-systemic-inflammatory-disease-in-seven-dogs-january-2006-january-2012
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Heather L Covey, David J Connolly
Pericardial effusion (PE) is reported in dogs as a consequence of neoplasia, primary cardiac disease or as an idiopathic condition. We describe seven dogs with systemic inflammatory disease, PE without tamponade and increased cardiac troponin I concentrations. Echocardiographic findings and adjunctive testing did not identify other known causes of PE. Resolution of the PE was documented in five of seven dogs in which follow-up echocardiography was performed, often after anti-inflammatory therapy. Resolution of PE was associated with normalisation of cardiac troponin I levels...
April 2018: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461982/immune-mediated-pericarditis-with-pericardial-tamponade-during-nivolumab-therapy
#19
Daniel V P de Almeida, Jessica R Gomes, Fabio J Haddad, Antonio C Buzaid
A 69-year-old man with metastatic lung adenocarcinoma presented with pericarditis and pericardial tamponade during nivolumab treatment, despite near-complete response on images performed during response evaluation. Further investigation found no evidence of pericardial or pleural cancer involvement, and pathologic evaluation showed immune-related adverse effect. Surgical and steroid treatments were used, with excellent results, and no disease progression on follow-up despite drug discontinuation because of toxicity...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453210/polymicrobial-bacterial-pericarditis-and-cardiac-tamponade-caused-by-pericardial-penetration-of-an-adjustable-gastric-band
#20
Ype de Jong, Rhiannon B van Loenhout, Dingeman J Swank, Casper L Jansen, Bastiaan J Sorgdrager
We describe a case of polymicrobial bacterial pericarditis with Klebsiella pneumoniae and Proteus mirabilis , caused by pericardial penetration of the tip of the catheter of a laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB). The patient developed a cardiac tamponade, and subsequently emergency pericardiocentesis was performed. Analysis of earlier CT scans showed that the tip of the catheter had migrated through the liver and through the diaphragm into the pericardium, and was in contact with the myocardium. After stabilisation he was operated to remove the LAGB...
February 16, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
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