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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731322/infective-endocarditis-surgical-management-and-prognostic-predictors
#1
Rita Ilhão Moreira, Madalena Coutinho Cruz, Luísa Moura Branco, Ana Galrinho, Luís Coutinho Miranda, José Fragata, Rui Cruz Ferreira
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Infective endocarditis (IE) is associated with high morbidity and mortality. It is important to determine which factors increase the risk of poor outcome in order to enable early detection and aggressive treatment, including surgery. The aim of our study was to identify factors predicting complications and in-hospital mortality in patients with IE and to analyze conditions predisposing to surgery and its outcome. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study including patients with IE who underwent transesophageal echocardiography in a tertiary hospital center (2006-2014)...
May 3, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710026/-embolic-stroke-immediately-after-initial-administration-of-intravitreal-aflibercept
#2
Hironori Mizutani, Yuichiro Inatomi, Takaomi Singu, Makoto Nakajima, Toshiro Yonehara, Yukio Ando
A 72-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of right upper limb monoplegia 8 hours after the initial intravitreal injection of aflibercept, which is an inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor. Magnetic resonance diffusion-weighted images showed recent ischemic lesions in the left corona radiata and the right superior frontal gyrus. Laboratory findings showed mild hyperfibrinolysis. A patent foramen ovale was diagnosed on transesophageal echocardiography; however, lower-extremity ultrasonography did not detect deep vein thrombosis...
April 28, 2018: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643879/transesophageal-echocardiography-in-cardiogenic-embolic-cerebral-infarction
#3
Wen Chu, Hua Wang
Objective: To evaluate the diagnostic values of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in cardiogenic embolic cerebral infarction. Methods: Fifty patients with occult cerebral infarction who were admitted to the hospital between June 2015 and June 2016 were selected as research subjects. The patients were diagnosed by transesophageal echocardiography and transthoracic echocardiography. Diagnostic data were compared to analyze the values of the two diagnostic methods...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563378/infective-endocarditis-associated-with-atopic-dermatitis
#4
Shigeaki Aoyagi, Takeshi Oda, Kumiko Wada, Eiji Nakamura, Tomokazu Kosuga, Hiroshi Yasunaga
We report a case of aortic valve infective endocarditis (IE) in a 24-year-old man with atopic dermatitis (AD). He had a history of balloon valvuloplasty for a stenotic bicuspid aortic valve, and had dental caries but no invasive dental procedure before the onset of IE. On admission, skin lesions of AD with itching and scratches were found on the neck, trunk, and extremities. Echocardiography showed a vegetation on the aortic valve with mild steno-regurgitation, but extension of IE to the annulus was not detected...
March 20, 2018: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546068/outcomes-of-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-cardiac-myxoma-a-retrospective-multicentric-study
#5
Frantisek Nehaj, Juraj Sokol, Michal Mokan, Veronika Jankovicova, Frantisek Kovar, Marianna Kubaskova, Stanislav Mizera, Marian Mokan
The patient database at the First Department of Internal Medicine in Martin, the Central Slovak Institute for Cardiac and Vascular Diseases in Banska Bystrica, and the National Slovak Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases in Bratislava was searched to identify patients with benign tumors of the heart seen during the 5-year period between 2011 and 2016. Forty-one patients with primary cardiac myxomas were identified and their medical records were reviewed for details pertaining to presenting symptoms, staging modalities, treatment approaches, and outcomes...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29511694/-aerococcus-urinae-mitral-valve-endocarditis-related-stroke-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#6
Darius Adomavicius, Mark Bock, Christian-Friedrich Vahl, Ekkehard Siegel
Background. Aerococcus urinae is a rare causative pathogen of infective endocarditis that results in a high risk of embolic events. The mortality rate for A urinae endocarditis is high. Old age and underlying urologic conditions are the best-known risk factors for infection. Case Description. We report the clinical course of the disease in a 49-year-old man who presented symptoms of a urinary tract infection. A few days later, transthoracic echocardiography showed a conspicuous mitral valve with myxomatous alterations...
January 2018: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373226/multiple-cerebral-infarctions-due-to-patent-foramen-ovale-in-a-patient-with-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
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Kota Maekawa, Masunari Shibata, Masaru Seguchi, Kazuto Kobayashi, Yutaka Naito, Fumitaka Miya
A 51-year-old man was diagnosed with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis 6 years ago due to asthma, sinusitis, hypereosinophilia, and peripheral neuropathy based on the diagnostic criteria of American College of Rheumatology, and corticosteroid therapy achieved a remission. One year ago, he was hospitalized due to deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism, and rivaroxaban was administrated. He was admitted to our hospital for acute onset of diplopia and right hemiparesis. Peripheral blood examinations disclosed leukocytosis with hypereosinophilia...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250142/cerebral-embolism-secondary-to-cardiac-amyloidosis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#8
Xu-Dong Zhang, Ying-Xian Liu, Xiao-Wei Yan, Li-Gang Fang, Quan Fang, Da-Chun Zhao, Yi-Ning Wang
Cardiac amyloidosis (CA) describes a group of heterogeneous diseases that are characterized by the extracellular fibril deposition of amyloid protein in the myocardium. The abnormal protein is usually derived from light-chain amyloidosis, mutant transthyretin amyloidosis and wild-type transthyretin. Patients with ischemic strokes and amyloidosis have been sporadically reported, however, they are not well summarized. In the present study, a case of cerebral ischemic stroke, secondary to CA was described. This patient presented with dyspnea on exertion, without any evidence of atrial fibrillation...
December 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246671/histology-of-thrombectomy-specimen-reveals-cardiac-tumor-embolus-in-cryptogenic-young-stroke
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Kizhakkaniyakath Abdu Salam, Mohammed Rafeeque, Hisham Hashim, Neena Mampilly, Mohan Leslie Noone
A 25-year-old woman presented with acute onset of right hemiplegia and global aphasia with National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score of 19. Computed tomography angiography demonstrated occlusion of the left proximal middle cerebral artery. She was thrombolysed with intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (0.6 mg/kg) within 3 hours of onset of symptoms and was taken up for mechanical thrombectomy. The retrieved specimen appeared pale white and soft; histopathologic examination revealed a papillary neoplasm composed of papillae with hyalinized cores lined by endothelium, consistent with papillary fibroelastoma of cardiac origin...
April 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151509/in-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-patients-the-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-is-related-to-thrombogenesis-and-more-closely-associated-with-left-atrial-appendage-contraction-than-with-the-left-atrial-body-function
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Yukihiro Fukuda, Mitsunori Okamoto, Shunsuke Tomomori, Hiroya Matsumura, Takehito Tokuyama, Yukiko Nakano, Yasuki Kihara
Objective The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is an inflammation marker that can be used to detect atrial inflammatory changes, which may contribute to a reduced left atrial (LA) function and thrombosis. Our study aimed to determine whether or not the association of NLR with the LA appendage (LAA) function in relation to thrombogenesis differs from the association with the LA body function in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) patients. Methods A total of 183 PAF patients were studied. The LA volume index, mitral flow velocity (A), and mitral annular motion velocity (A') were examined using transthoracic echocardiography...
March 1, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147130/mobile-mass-in-the-aortic-arch-a-case-report
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Fatemeh Ghani-Dehkordi, Rostam Esfandiyari-Bakhtiyari, Firoozeh Alirezaee-Shahraki
BACKGROUND: The finding of a floating mass in the aortic arch is rare and the management remains controversial. CASE REPORT: We describe a 42-year-old woman with an embolic infarction in whom transesophageal echocardiography revealed a mobile mass in the aortic arch that was characterized as atherothrombi with an evidence of embolic infarction in the territory of the middle cerebral artery. Treatment with antiplatelet and anticoagulants failed to resolve the mass and is surgically resected...
July 2017: ARYA Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111002/free-fatty-acid-as-a-determinant-of-ischemic-lesion-volume-in-nonarterial-origin-embolic-stroke
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Jong-Won Chung, Woo-Keun Seo, Gyeong-Moon Kim, Chin-Sang Chung, Kwang Ho Lee, Oh Young Bang
GOALS: This study aimed to determine whether the plasma levels of free fatty acid (FFA) are associated with ischemic lesion characteristics in nonarterial-origin embolic stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively recruited 254 patients with acute cerebral infarction caused by cardioembolic stroke (CES, n=121) or with embolic stroke of undetermined source (ESUS, n=133). Plasma levels of FFA were measured during the acute stage (median of 2days after stroke onset)...
November 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108806/cerebral-infarcts-by-nonbacterial-thrombotic-endocarditis-associated-with-adenomyosis-a-case-report
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Byungseok Kim, Seong-Hoon Kim, Taewon Kim
We report a case of multiple embolic cerebral infarcts associated with nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis (NBTE) in a patient with adenomyosis. The patient presented with dysarthria, left perioral sensory change, and left-hand weakness. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed multiple vascular territory infarctions involving the bilateral cerebellum and the right precentral gyrus. Magnetic resonance angiography was normal. d-Dimer, carbohydrate antigen (CA) 19-9, and CA125 levels were elevated. Abdominal and pelvic computed tomography with iodine contrast enhancement revealed a huge adenomyosis with left ovarian cyst...
March 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104201/-cardiac-perforation-after-pacemaker-implantation-report-of-a-case
#14
Yuko Ohashi, Kazuhiro Ohkura, Ayano Yamada
A 71-year-old woman was diagnosed with sick sinus syndrome (SSS) upon her cardiogenic cerebral embolism and underwent pacemaker implantation. Active fixation leads were positioned at the right atrial appendage and ventricular septum. Twenty-one days later at her routine checkup, she was asymptomatic and there were no signs of cardiac tamponade or pacing failure. But echocardiography and computed tomography revealed a large amount of pericardial effusion due to the lead perforation. We performed open drainage because her anticoagulant could not be stopped for her history of cerebral infarction...
November 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049819/treatment-of-a-degenerated-sutureless-sorin-perceval%C3%A2-valve-using-an-edwards-sapien-3
#15
Norman Mangner, David Holzhey, Martin Misfeld, Axel Linke
Valve-in-valve implantation is an alternative to reoperation for patients with degenerated bioprostheses. This case report presents a 75-year-old woman presenting with worsening dyspnoea according New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III after she had received a Sorin Perceval® S sutureless valve due to severe aortic valve stenosis 5 years ago. Echocardiography revealed a degenerated Perceval valve with severe valvular aortic regurgitation and stenosis. After exclusion of acute infective endocarditis, an Edwards SAPIEN 3 was implanted leading to an immediate haemodynamic improvement...
February 1, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031497/patent-foramen-ovale-and-the-risk-of-cerebral-infarcts-in-acute-pulmonary-embolism-a-prospective-observational-study
#16
David Vindiš, Martin Hutyra, Daniel Šaňák, Michal Král, Eva Čecháková, Simona Littnerová, Tomáš Adam, Jan Přeček, Štěpán Hudec, Markéta Ječmenová, Miloš Táborský
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is associated with a risk of consecutive paradoxical embolism with brain infarction through a patent foramen ovale (PFO). The aims of this study were to assess the rate of new ischemic brain lesions (IBLs) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during a 12-month follow-up period with anticoagulation and to evaluate the potential relationship with the presence of PFO on transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Seventy-eight patients with acute PE underwent baseline contrast TEE with brain MRI...
February 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993037/reversible-stress-cardiomyopathy-secondary-to-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-case-report
#17
Konstantinos Lampropoulos, Evangelos Giannoulis, George Bazoukis, Gary Tse, Epameinondas Triantafyllou, Athanasios Triantafyllou
BACKGROUND: Acute cerebral incidents have been correlated with cardiac manifestations. Specifically, subarachnoid hemorrhage has been correlated with a syndrome described as neurogenic stress cardiomyopathy and mimics acute coronary syndrome. CASE REPORT: A 55-year-old woman presented at the Emergency Department of our hospital complaining of vomiting and headache of sudden onset. Computed tomography angiography revealed a ruptured aneurysm at the tip of the basilar artery and the patient underwent a successful complete embolism of the sac of the aneurysm...
December 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966589/recurrent-patent-foramen-ovale-related-cerebral-infarcts-alternately-causing-bilateral-hand-paresis
#18
Seung-Jae Lee
Isolated hand paresis is a rare presentation of stroke, which mostly results from a lesion in the cortical hand motor area, a knob-like area within the precentral gyrus. I report the case of a patient who experienced recurrent ischemic stroke alternately involving bilateral hand knob areas, causing isolated hand paresis. There was no abnormal finding on brain and neck magnetic resonance angiography, transthoracic echocardiography, and 48-h Holter monitoring, and there were no abnormal immunologic and coagulation laboratory findings...
May 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954974/a-case-of-cerebral-embolism-with-a-large-thrombus-in-the-left-atrium-and-a-recurrence-of-thrombus-in-the-left-atrium-after-the-maze-procedure
#19
Masafumi Arakawa, Takashi Shimoyama, Noriko Matsumoto, Satoshi Suda, Jiro Kurita, Kazumi Kimura
A 67-year-old woman developed weakness of the entire left side of the body and disturbance of consciousness, and was admitted to our hospital. She had atrial fibrillation (AF) on arrival at the hospital. Diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging showed high intensity area in the right basal ganglia, and magnetic resonance angiography showed occlusion of the right internal carotid artery (ICA). Thrombolytic therapy with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV tPA) was administered 225 minutes after onset, and endovascular procedure also performed...
October 27, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885101/association-between-the-maximal-distance-of-atrial-septal-protrusion-and-cryptogenic-stroke
#20
Keisuke Tokunaga, Masahiro Yasaka, Takahiro Kuwashiro, Seiji Gotoh, Asako Nakamura, Go Takaguchi, Tetsuro Ago, Masahiro Kamouchi, Takanari Kitazono, Yasushi Okada
Background and purpose Previous studies have suggested that atrial septal aneurysm is a potential risk factor for cerebral embolism. However, the association between the level of atrial septal protrusion and cerebral embolism is still unclear. The purpose of the present study was to assess the association between the maximal distance of atrial septal protrusion and cryptogenic stroke. Methods A total of 588 consecutive acute ischemic stroke patients (70 ± 11 (mean ± SD) years, 401 men) who underwent transesophageal echocardiography were enrolled...
December 20, 2016: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
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