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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904843/cardiac-surgery-in-africa-a-thirty-five-year-experience-on-open-heart-surgery-in-cote-d-ivoire
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Koffi Herve Yangni-Angate, Christophe Meneas, Florent Diby, Manga Diomande, Anicet Adoubi, Yves Tanauh
BACKGROUND: Few centers for open heart surgery (OHS) are in Sub-Saharan Africa. Lack of OHS results is also noted. By reporting our African experience on OHS, the aim of this study was to fill the gap. METHODS: It is a retrospective study on 2,612 patients who were subject to an OHS between 1978 and 2013. Data were collected from demographical, clinical, investigative studies, surgical and outcomes parameters. RESULTS: There were 1,475 cases of rheumatic heart diseases (RHD), 126 endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF), 741 congenital heart diseases (CHDs) and 270 various affections...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886792/diagnosis-and-management-of-endomyocardial-fibrosis
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Andrea Beaton, Ana Olga Mocumbi
Endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF) remains an important cause of restrictive cardiomyopathy worldwide. Patients cluster in specific geographic locations and are almost universally living in extreme poverty. Specific etiology remains elusive and is likely multifactorial. Untreated EMF has a very poor prognosis. Medical management can mitigate symptoms for a time but has no curative benefit. Early surgical interventions may improve survival but are not readily available in most EMF-endemic regions. Increased awareness, advocacy, and research are needed to further understand this neglected tropical cardiomyopathy and to improve survival of those affected...
February 2017: Cardiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867529/coexistence-of-apical-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-and-endomyocardial-fibrosis-with-calcification-diagnosis-using-multimodality-imaging
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Lakshmi Muthukumar, M Fuad Jan, Joseph Whitnah, A Jamil Tajik
A 48-year-old man from West Africa was evaluated for dyspnea. Echocardiography showed an echolucent mass at the left ventricular apex surrounded by a dense ridge of tissue, suggesting endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF). Doppler echocardiography showed restrictive hemodynamics and intramyocardial coronary blood flow at the hypertrophied apex, suggesting apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (ApHCM) with calcified thrombus. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging showed a thickened myocardium with apical cavity obliteration and endomyocardial calcification, and gadolinium contrast demonstrated marked bright subendocardial and diffuse patchy intramyocardial hyperenhancement in the hypertrophied apical wall segment, confirming coexistence of EMF and ApHCM...
December 2016: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867457/a-heart-set-in-stone-a-case-of-extensive-cardiac-calcification
#4
Roopali Khanna, Aditya Kapoor, Neetu Soni
Massive endocardial calcification is a rare entity. We describe a rare disease endomyocardial fibrosis associated with massive calcification of the left ventricle suspected on a chest X-ray and confirmed by echocardiography and computed tomography in an 18-year-old female presenting with breathlessness and congestive heart failure.
July 2016: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812527/a-novel-murine-model-of-parvovirus-associated-dilated-cardiomyopathy-induced-by-immunization-with-vp1-unique-region-of-parvovirus-b19
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Julijus Bogomolovas, Egidijus Šimoliūnas, Ieva Rinkūnaitė, Luka Smalinskaitė, Andrej Podkopajev, Daiva Bironaitė, Cleo-Aron Weis, Alexander Marx, Virginija Bukelskienė, Norbert Gretz, Virginija Grabauskienė, Dittmar Labeit, Siegfried Labeit
Background. Parvovirus B19 (B19V) is a common finding in endomyocardial biopsy specimens from myocarditis and dilated cardiomyopathy patients. However, current understanding of how B19V is contributing to cardiac damage is rather limited due to the lack of appropriate mice models. In this work we demonstrate that immunization of BALB/c mice with the major immunogenic determinant of B19V located in the unique sequence of capsid protein VP1 (VP1u) is an adequate model to study B19V associated heart damage. Methods and Results...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805245/active-schistosomiasis-severe-hypereosinophilia-and-rapid-progression-of-chronic-endomyocardial-fibrosis
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A O Mocumbi, C Goncalves, A Damasceno, C Carrilho
Endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF) is a neglected restrictive cardiomyopathy of unknown aetiology and unclear natural history, which causes premature deaths in endemic areas. We present the case of a 13-year-old boy from a highly endemic area, presenting with concurrent signs of chronic EMF and severe hypereosinophilia associated with active schistosomal cystitis. We discuss the possible role of this parasitic infection in determining the progression of EMF in endemic areas for both conditions.
October 23, 2016: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800525/staphylococcus-aureus-endocarditis-as-a-complication-of-toxocariasis-associated-endomyocarditis-with-fibrosis-a-case-report
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Esther Kuenzli, Niklaus Labhardt, Gianmarco Balestra, Maja Weisser, Michael J Zellweger, Johannes Blum
Complications associated with Toxocara canis infection are rare. We present a case of a patient with Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis as a complication of an endomyocardial fibrosis caused by T canis. The epidemiological, pathological, and clinical features of this rare complication are described here.
September 2016: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751343/endomyocardial-fibrosis-with-right-ventricular-aneurysm-mimicking-arvc-a-case-report-from-india
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Suneesh Kalliath, Rajesh Gopalan Nair, Haridasan Vellani
A 48-year-old man presented with chronic right sided heart failure. 2D echocardiography revealed the classical features of left ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis with a prominent right ventricular apical aneurysm. Right ventriculography further defined the aneurysm. Cardiac magnetic resonance images revealed a thin-walled, apical aneurysm of right ventricle with multiple septations and marked obliteration of left ventricular apex. A delayed-enhancement sequence after the infusion of contrast, demonstrated a hypersignal in the subendocardium, consistent with the right ventricular involvement of endomyocardial fibrosis...
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751288/bundle-branch-reentry-a-rare-mechanism-of-ventricular-tachycardia-in-endomyocardial-fibrosis-without-ventricular-dilation
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Mukund A Prabhu, B V Srinivas Prasad, Anees Thajudeen, Narayanan Namboodiri
INTRODUCTION: Bundle branch reentry as a mechanism of ventricular tachycardia (VT) in endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF) is not described. CASE REPORT: A 52-year-old woman with left ventricular (LV) EMF had VT needing cardioversion. She had mitral regurgitation and left bundle branch block, but no LV dilation or heart failure. During electrophysiological study, clinical VT could be easily induced, and it was confirmed to be bundle branch reentrant VT (BBRVT). She was treated with ablation of the right bundle branch...
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751283/dystrophic-myocardial-calcification
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Rajiv Ananthakrishna, Nagaraja Moorthy
Myocardial calcification is rare and occurs in previous myocardial infarction, endomyocardial fibrosis, and infections such as tuberculosis, chronic renal failure, or hyperparathyroidism. We present an interesting case of massive myocardial calcification of the left ventricle following prior extensive myocardial infarction, presenting as progressive heart failure.
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751273/doughnut-appearance-of-left-ventricle-in-isolated-left-ventricular-endomyocardial-fibrosis
#11
Mahim Saran, Sivasankaran Sivasubramonian
A 55-year-old female presented with worsening dyspnea secondary to left ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF). Obliteration of left ventricular apex and hypertrophied papillary muscle gave the classical appearance of a "doughnut" on left ventricular angiography. We present here a novel doughnut appearance of left ventricle on angiogram.
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27626947/towards-translation-of-discrete-frequency-infrared-spectroscopic-imaging-for-digital-histopathology-of-clinical-biopsy-samples
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Saumya Tiwari, Jai Raman, Vijaya Reddy, Andrew Ghetler, Richard P Tella, Yang Han, Christopher R Moon, Charles D Hoke, Rohit Bhargava
Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopic imaging has been widely tested as a tool for stainless digital histology of biomedical specimens, including for the identification of infiltration and fibrosis in endomyocardial biopsy samples to assess transplant rejection. A major barrier in clinical translation has been the slow speed of imaging. To address this need, we tested and report here the viability of using high speed discrete frequency infrared (DFIR) imaging to obtain stain-free biochemical imaging in cardiovascular samples collected from patients...
October 18, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617583/idiopathic-hypereosinophilic-syndrome-associated-with-endomyocardial-fibrosis-intracardiac-thrombi-pulmonary-and-skin-infiltration-a-case-report
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Y-Q He, J-M Zhu, Y-N Zhao, L Liu, H Zeng, P Yang
Idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome (IHES) is a rare disease involving multiple vital organ systems. Here we present the case of a 42-year-old man who had IHES associated with simultaneously occurring endomyocardial fibrosis, thrombi, and pulmonary and skin infiltration. The patient was referred to our hospital with electrocardiographic and biochemical cardiac marker abnormalities suggesting acute coronary syndrome. The patient's condition aggravated within one month, but was greatly improved with the combination therapy of glucocorticoids, hydroxyurea, warfarin and standard treatment for heart failure...
March 10, 2016: West Indian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614937/circulating-galectin-3-levels-are-persistently-elevated-after-heart-transplantation-and-are-associated-with%C3%A2-renal-dysfunction
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Avishay Grupper, Jose Nativi-Nicolau, Joseph J Maleszewski, Jennifer R Geske, Walter K Kremers, Brooks S Edwards, Sudhir S Kushwaha, Naveen L Pereira
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated changes in serum levels of galectin-3 (Gal-3) before and after heart transplantation (HTx) and assessed the role of pre-HTx Gal-3 as a biomarker for post-HTx outcomes. BACKGROUND: Gal-3 is a novel biomarker that reflects cardiac remodeling and fibrosis. Elevated serum Gal-3 levels are associated with poor prognosis in heart failure patients. Whether Gal-3 levels change following HTx and the significance of post-HTx outcomes are unknown...
August 27, 2016: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27585670/limb-girdle-muscular-dystrophy-with-severe-heart-failure-overlapping-with-lipodystrophy-in-a-patient-with-lmna-mutation-p-ser334del
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Agnieszka Madej-Pilarczyk, Adam Niezgoda, Magdalena Janus, Romuald Wojnicz, Michał Marchel, Anna Fidziańska, Stefan Grajek, Irena Hausmanowa-Petrusewicz
Laminopathies, a group of heterogeneous disorders associated with lamin A/C gene (LMNA) mutations, encompass a wide spectrum of clinical phenotypes, which may present as separate disease or as overlapping syndromes. We describe a 35-year-old female in whom a novel sporadic heterozygous mutation c.1001_1003delGCC (p.Ser334del) of the LMNA gene was found. The patient presented with overlapping syndrome of heart failure secondary to dilated cardiomyopathy, limb-girdle dystrophy and partial lipodystrophy. Endomyocardial biopsy revealed strong up-regulation of HLA classes I and II antigens on microvessels and induction of the class I antigens on cardiomyocytes...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Applied Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27558361/assessment-of-radiological-techniques-application-possibility-for-non-invasive-diagnostics-of-latent-inflammatory-processes-in-myocardium-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Svetlana I Sazonova, Julia N Ilyushenkova, Yuri B Lishmanov, Roman E Batalov, Alexey E Sazonov, Ludmila A Larionova, Evgeniy A Nesterov, Natalia V Varlamova, Julia V Rogovskaya, Tatyana A Shelkovnikova, Sergey V Popov
OBJECTIVE: Aim was to study the performance of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with (99m)Tc-pyrophosphate ((99m)Tc-PYP) in diagnostics of chronic latent inflammation in myocardium of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: The research included 70 patients (the average age of 49.3 ± 10.2 years) with persistent form of idiopathic AF. All patients underwent myocardium SPECT with (99m)Tc-PYP and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) before the ablation...
August 24, 2016: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27549547/a-rare-case-of-mitral-valve-prolapse-in-endomyocardial-fibrosis
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Joseph Xavier, Maruti Yamanappa Haranal, Shashidhar Ranga Reddy, Sharadaprasad Suryaprakash
Mitral valve prolapse in endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF) is an unusual entity. Literature search reveals only 1 report of mitral valve prolapse assosiated with EMF. A 32-year-old woman, of African origin, who presented with features of right heart failure, was diagnosed to have mitral valve prolapse of rheumatic origin with severe mitral regurgitation and severe pulmonary hypertension (PAH). Intraoperative findings lead to the diagnosis of EMF. We report this rare case of mitral valve prolapse in EMF, in a geographical area where rheumatic heart disease is endemic, to showcase how a rare manifestation of EMF can be misdiagnosed as that of rheumatic heart disease...
September 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27516211/fibrosis-of-extracellular-matrix-is-related-to-the-duration-of-the-disease-but-is-unrelated-to-the-dynamics-of-collagen-metabolism-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Paweł Rubiś, Sylwia Wiśniowska-Śmialek, Ewa Wypasek, Barbara Biernacka-Fijalkowska, Lucyna Rudnicka-Sosin, Ewa Dziewiecka, Patrycja Faltyn, Lusine Khachatryan, Aleksandra Karabinowska, Artur Kozanecki, Lidia Tomkiewicz-Pająk, Piotr Podolec
BACKGROUND: Fibrosis of extracellular matrix (ECM) in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) corresponds to the myocardial over-production of various types of collagens. However, mechanism of this process is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether enhanced metabolism of ECM occur in DCM. METHODS: Seventy consecutive DCM patients (pts) (48 ± 12.1 years, EF 24.4 ± 7.4 %) and 20 healthy volunteers were studied. Based on symptoms duration, pts were divided into new-onset (n = 35, 6 months) and chronic DCM (n = 35, >6 months)...
August 11, 2016: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27477847/endomyocardial-fibrosis-associated-with-apical-calcification-and-high-uptake-on-myocardial-gallium-67-scintigraphy
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Sonoko Maemura, Eisuke Amiya, Hikari Seki, Kazutaka Ueda, Daisuke Nitta, Teruhiko Imamura, Masae Uehara, Takayuki Kawata, Masafumi Watanabe, Masaru Hatano, Koichiro Kinugawa, Issei Komuro
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August 25, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27463607/platelet-surface-expression-of-sdf-1-is-associated-with-clinical-outcomes-in-the-patients-with-cardiovascular-disease
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Dominik Rath, Madhumita Chatterjee, Angela Bongartz, Karin Müller, Michal Droppa, Fabian Stimpfle, Oliver Borst, Christine Zuern, Sebastian Vogel, Meinrad Gawaz, Tobias Geisler
Platelet surface expression levels of stromal cell derived factor 1 (SDF-1) are elevated in acute coronary syndrome and associated with LVEF% improvement after myocardial infarction (MI). Platelet SDF-1 might facilitate thrombus formation and endomyocardial expression of SDF-1 is enhanced in inflammatory cardiomyopathy and positively correlates with myocardial fibrosis. The influence of platelet SDF-1 on outcome in the patients with symptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD) is to the best of our knowledge unknown...
July 27, 2016: Platelets
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