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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928613/clarifying-the-anatomy-and-physiology-of-totally-anomalous-systemic-venous-connection
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REVIEW
Saurabh Kumar Gupta, Rajnish Juneja, Robert H Anderson, Gurpreet S Gulati, Velayoudam Devagorou
The description of totally anomalous systemic venous connection is limited to case reports. In this review, we seek to clarify anatomic, physiologic, and hemodynamic aspects of this extremely rare anomaly. We also present findings of two patients in whom connection of all the systemic veins was anomalous. In the first patient, with usual atrial arrangement, all systemic veins, including the coronary sinus, were connected anomalously to the morphologically left atrium. Limited left-to-right shunt across an atrial septal defect provided the only source of blood flow to the lungs...
September 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923695/the-effect-of-pre-procedure-sublingual-nitroglycerin-on-radial-artery-diameter-and-allen-s-test-outcome-relevance-to-transradial-catheterization
#2
Aun-Yeong Chong, Ted Lo, Sudhakar George, Karim Ratib, Mamas Mamas, James Nolan
BACKGROUND: The radial artery is increasingly used for cardiac procedures, but is a relatively small vessel that is prone to spasm when instrumented. Intra-arterial nitroglycerine has been shown to reduce radial spasm but first requires arterial access. We investigated the effect of pre-procedure sublingual nitroglycerin (NTG) on the diameter of the radial artery in a large cohort of patients. METHODS: 305 subjects underwent ultrasound measurement of their radial and ulnar arteries in both arms before and after the administration of 800μg of sublingual NTG...
July 29, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916673/radiographic-and-clinical-brain-infarcts-in-cardiac-and-diagnostic-procedures-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sung-Min Cho, Abhishek Deshpande, Vinay Pasupuleti, Adrian V Hernandez, Ken Uchino
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The incidence of periprocedural brain infarcts varies among cardiovascular procedures. In a systematic review, we compared the ratio of radiographic brain infarcts (RBI) to strokes and transient ischemic attacks across cardiac and vascular procedures. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE and 5 other databases for brain infarcts in aortic valve replacement, coronary artery bypass grafting, cardiac catheterization, and cerebral angiogram through September 2015...
September 15, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916174/evaluation-of-beat-to-beat-ventricular-repolarization-lability-from-standard-12-lead-ecg-during-acute-myocardial-ischemia
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Salah S Al-Zaiti, Mohammad Alrawashdeh, Christian Martin-Gill, Clifton Callaway, David Mortara, Jan Nemec
BACKGROUND: Acute myocardial ischemia is a common cause of ventricular arrhythmias, yet recent ECG methods predicting susceptibility to ventricular tachyarrhythmia have not been fully evaluated during spontaneous ischemia. We sought to evaluate the clinical utility of alternans and non-alternans components of repolarization variability from the standard 10-second 12-lead ECG signals to risk stratify patients with acute chest pain. METHODS: We enrolled consecutive, non-traumatic, chest pain patients transported through Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to three tertiary care hospitals with cardiac catheterization lab capabilities in Pittsburgh, PA...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915538/long-term-t3-and-t4-treatment-as-an-alternative-to-aerobic-exercise-training-in-improving-cardiac-function-post-myocardial-infarction
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Rayane Brinck Teixeira, Alexsandra Zimmer, Alexandre Luz de Castro, Bruna Gazzi de Lima-Seolin, Patrick Türck, Rafaela Siqueira, Adriane Belló-Klein, Pawan K Singal, Alex Sander da Rosa Araujo
Here we aimed to compare the beneficial effects of T3 and T4 hormone treatment to those provided by aerobic exercise training in Wistar rats post-myocardial infarction (MI). Rats in one group were SHAM-operated and in the other group were subjected to MI surgery. One week after surgery, the MI group animals either received T3 and T4 hormones by gavage or underwent a low intensity aerobic exercise training protocol on a treadmill, and both treatments lasted until 10 weeks after MI. Untreated SHAM-operated and MI groups were also followed for the same duration...
September 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912262/diastolic-pressure-difference-to-classify-pulmonary-hypertension-in-the-assessment-of-heart-transplant-candidates
#6
Stephen P Wright, Yasbanoo Moayedi, Farid Foroutan, Suhail Agarwal, Geraldine Paradero, Ana C Alba, Jay Baumwol, Susanna Mak
BACKGROUND: The diastolic pressure difference (DPD) is recommended to differentiate between isolated postcapillary and combined pre-/postcapillary pulmonary hypertension (Cpc-PH) in left heart disease (PH-LHD). However, in usual practice, negative DPD values are commonly calculated, potentially related to the use of mean pulmonary artery wedge pressure (PAWP). We used the ECG to gate late-diastolic PAWP measurements. We examined the method's impact on calculated DPD, PH-LHD subclassification, hemodynamic profiles, and mortality...
September 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906388/retrospective-cause-analysis-of-troponin-i-elevation-in-non-cad-patients-special-emphasis-on-sepsis
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Chien-Wen Yang, Huijun Li, Lisa Thomas, Manuel Ramos, Po-Hong Liu, Thomas Roe, Ravinder Valadri, Michael C Kiel, Vincent Yi-Fong Su, Qi Shi
BACKGROUND: Troponin I is one of the most commonly tested biochemical markers in the emergency room (ER) and in the hospital setting. Besides coronary artery disease (CAD), demand ischemia with underlying tachycardia, anemia, hypertensive emergency, congestive heart failure, kidney disease, sepsis, and pulmonary embolism have also been reported to cause troponin I elevations. Few reports have excluded patients with CAD, and no study has summarized the proportion of these factors relative to an increased troponin I level...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902643/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-coronary-artery-anomalies-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease-diagnosed-with-coronary-angiography
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Münevver Tuğba Temel, Mehmet Enes Coşkun, Osman Başpınar, Abdullah Tuncay Demiryürek
OBJECTIVE: Aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of coronary artery anomalies in children with congenital heart disease. METHODS: Data of 1138 consecutive patients who were referred for cardiac catheterization and angiography for assessment of coronary anomaly between January 2005 and December 2009 were retrospectively analyzed. Total of 515 patients whose coronary arteries could be examined through left ventricle and aortic root injection were included in the study...
September 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901491/mir%C3%A2-21-attenuates-contrast%C3%A2-induced-renal-cell-apoptosis-by-targeting-pdcd4
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Kun Wang, Wei-Jie Bei, Yuan-Hui Liu, Hua-Long Li, Shi-Qun Chen, Kai-Yang Lin, Zhi-Ling Zhou, Ji-Yan Chen, Yong Liu, Ning Tan
Contrast medium (CM) is widely used in cardiac catheterization; however, it may induce acute kidney injury or renal failure, although the underlying mechanism remains to be elucidated. MicroRNA‑21 (miR‑21) is involved in renal disease and has been indicated to regulate cellular apoptosis and fibrosis, although its role in CM‑induced renal cell injury is unknown. The present study examined the expression and potential targets of miR‑21 in human renal proximal tubular epithelial (HK‑2) cells following CM treatment...
September 5, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900614/echocardiographic-evaluation-of-pulmonary-pressures-and-right-ventricular-function-after-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-a-simple-approach-for-the-intensivist
#10
REVIEW
Maurice Beghetti
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is diagnosed using cardiac catheterization and is defined as an elevation of mean pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) greater than 25 mmHg. Although invasive hemodynamics remains the gold standard and is mandatory for disease confirmation, transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is an extremely useful non-invasive and widely available tool that allows for screening and follow-up, in particular, in the acute setting. TTE may be a valuable alternative, allowing for direct measurement and/or indirect assessment of PAP...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898794/surgical-management-of-late-bullet-embolization-from-the-abdomen-to-the-right-ventricle-case-report
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Ramos Mayo Alan Elison, Diaz Elizondo Jose Antonio, Segura Marin Hector, Lopez Garnica Dolores, Treviño Garza Francisco Xavier
INTRODUCTION: Secondary embolus from gun projectile is a rare entity, it represents a clinical and therapeutic dilemma because the potential complications involving central and peripheral circulation. Each case reported in the literature represents a challenge because their unique and different clinical scenarios. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present the management of a 33-year-old man with past history of a gunshot wound on left flank with no evidence of any exit wounds, treated with exploratory laparotomy without removing the gunshot bullet from the abdomen...
September 4, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898459/transgastric-a-forgotten-view-for-atrial-septal-defect-device-closure-procedures
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Clifford L Cua, Amy L Cooper, Marc Dutro, Darren P Berman
Percutaneous closure of an atrial septal defect in the cardiac catheterization laboratory requires noninvasive imaging to assist in characterization of the atrial septal defect and deployment of the device. Transesophageal echocardiography is the modality most often used in these circumstances. Transesophageal echocardiographic guidelines exist for the assessment and guidance for atrial septal defect closures, but these guidelines do not mention transgastric views. In this case, we demonstrate that transgastric views are helpful in describing the atrial septal defect, especially as it concerns the inferior vena cava rim...
September 12, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890841/predictive-filtering-in-motion-compensation-with-steerable-cardiac-catheters
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Paul M Loschak, Alperen Degirmenci, Robert D Howe
Robotic cardiac catheterization using ultrasound (US) imaging catheters provides real time imaging from within the heart while reducing the difficulty in manually steering a four degree-of-freedom (4-DOF) catheter. Accurate robotic catheter navigation in the heart is challenging due to a variety of disturbances including cyclical physiological motions, such as respiration. In this work we compensate for respiratory motion by using an Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) to predict target motion and by applying the predictions to steer the US imaging catheter...
May 2017: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation: ICRA: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888352/high-fat-diet-aggravates-atrial-and-ventricular-remodeling-of-hypertensive-heart-disease-in-aging-rats
#14
Yi-Lin Shiou, I-Chieh Huang, Hsin-Ting Lin, Hsiang-Chun Lee
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Left ventricular hypertrophy is a major cause of heart failure in aging population. This study is to determine whether an excess dietary fat is lipotoxic or lipoprotein to the hypertrophic aging heart. METHODS: At 44-week-old, a normal chow (12% fat) was replaced a high-fat diet (HFD; 45% fat) for randomly selective spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR + HFD, n = 6) and Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKY + HFD, n = 6, normotensive control). Others (SHR, n = 11; WKY, n = 10) were continuously fed with normal diets...
September 6, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884991/acute-cardiac-disease-in-a-patient-with-hyper-ige-syndrome
#15
A Castilano, H Watti, A Abdulbaki, K Modi, J A Bocchini, S L Bahna
We describe the case of a 24-year-old male with hyper-IgE syndrome (HIES) which was diagnosed at 4 years of age and died from a very rare cardiac complication. He had typical clinical and laboratory manifestations of HIES, including total serum IgE as high as > 100,000 IU/mL. Stem cell transplantation was not available. During the 20-year follow-up, he suffered numerous various infections of the skin and deep organs, partial lung resection, as well as multiple bone fractures. At age 24, he developed acute decompensated heart failure associated with elevated serum troponin I and brain natriuretic protein...
September 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882885/modeling-major-adverse-outcomes-of-pediatric-and-adult-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease-undergoing-cardiac-catheterization-observations-from-the-ncdr-impact-registry
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Natalie Jayaram, John A Spertus, Kevin F Kennedy, Robert Vincent, Gerard R Martin, Jeptha P Curtis, David G Nykanen, Phillip M Moore, Lisa Bergersen
Background -Risk-standardization for adverse events following congenital cardiac catheterization is needed to equitably compare patient outcomes among different hospitals as a foundation for quality improvement. The goal of this project was to develop a risk-standardization methodology to adjust for patient characteristics when comparing major adverse outcomes in the NCDR® IMPACT(TM) (Improving Pediatric and Adult Congenital Treatment) Registry. Methods -39,725 consecutive patients within IMPACT undergoing cardiac catheterization between January 2011 and March 2014 were identified...
September 7, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882282/acute-success-of-balloon-aortic-valvuloplasty-in-the-current-era-a-national-cardiovascular-data-registry-study
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Brian A Boe, Jeffrey D Zampi, Kevin F Kennedy, Natalie Jayaram, Diego Porras, Susan R Foerster, Aimee K Armstrong
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate practice patterns and outcomes of a contemporary group of patients undergoing balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) for congenital aortic stenosis (AS). BACKGROUND: BAV is the most common treatment for isolated congenital AS. METHODS: Within the IMPACT (Improving Pediatric and Adult Congenital Treatments) Registry, all BAV procedures performed between January 2011 and March 2015 were identified...
September 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882231/hemodynamic-response-to-nitroprusside-in-patients-with-low-gradient-severe-aortic-stenosis-and-preserved-ejection-fraction
#18
COMPARATIVE STUDY
James W Lloyd, Rick A Nishimura, Barry A Borlaug, Mackram F Eleid
BACKGROUND: Low-gradient severe aortic stenosis (LGSAS) with preserved ejection fraction (EF) is incompletely understood. The influence of arterial afterload and diastolic dysfunction on the hemodynamic presentation of LGSAS remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to determine the acute hemodynamic response to sodium nitroprusside in LGSAS with preserved EF. METHODS: Symptomatic patients with LGSAS and preserved EF underwent cardiac catheterization with comparison of hemodynamic measurements before and after nitroprusside...
September 12, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877886/pulmonary-right-ventricular-resynchronization-in-congenital-heart-disease-acute-improvement-in-right-ventricular-mechanics-and-contraction-efficiency
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Jan Janoušek, Jan Kovanda, Miroslav Ložek, Viktor Tomek, Pavel Vojtovič, Roman Gebauer, Peter Kubuš, Miroslav Krejčíř, Joost Lumens, Tammo Delhaas, Frits Prinzen
BACKGROUND: Electromechanical discoordination may contribute to long-term pulmonary right ventricular (RV) dysfunction in patients after surgery for congenital heart disease. We sought to evaluate changes in RV function after temporary RV cardiac resynchronization therapy. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-five patients aged median 12.0 years after repair of tetralogy of Fallot and similar lesions were studied echocardiographically (n=23) and by cardiac catheterization (n=5) after primary repair (n=4) or after surgical RV revalvulation for significant pulmonary regurgitation (n=21)...
September 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877293/thermodilution-vs-estimated-fick-cardiac-output-measurement-in-clinical-practice-an-analysis-of-mortality-from-the-veterans-affairs-clinical-assessment-reporting-and-tracking-va-cart-program-and-vanderbilt-university
#20
Alexander R Opotowsky, Edward Hess, Bradley A Maron, Evan L Brittain, Anna E Barón, Thomas M Maddox, Laith I Alshawabkeh, Bradley M Wertheim, Meng Xu, Tufik R Assad, Jonathan D Rich, Gaurav Choudhary, Ryan J Tedford
Importance: Thermodilution (Td) and estimated oxygen uptake Fick (eFick) methods are widely used to measure cardiac output (CO). They are often used interchangeably to make critical clinical decisions, yet few studies have compared these approaches as applied in medical practice. Objectives: To assess agreement between Td and eFick CO and to compare how well these methods predict mortality. Design, Setting, and Participants: This investigation was a retrospective cohort study with up to 1 year of follow-up...
September 6, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
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