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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921674/decline-in-effort-capacity-with-age-echocardiographic-stress-analysis-in-the-elderly
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Anat Milman, Gad Keren, Yan Topilsky
BACKGROUND: The present study was designed to assess the underlying mechanism of decline in effort capacity seen with aging. METHODS: We analyzed 250 healthy senior patients (≥65 years) with an ejection fraction ≥60% who underwent a stress echocardiogram test. The seniors (aged 65-94) were divided into 3 equal age groups (groups 1, 2, and 3), and their echo characteristics at rest and peak exercise (measured and calculated) were compared. RESULTS: Diastolic function at rest declined significantly (E lateral, E septal, E/E', A) with age, while other rest parameters were similar...
September 17, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919631/right-atrial-myxoma-an-uncommon-presentation
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S K Shah, M Acharya, S I Alam, M A Hossain, M Aftabuddin
There are two types of tumors found in the cardiac chamber. These are divided into primary intra-cardiac tumors and secondary intra-cardiac tumors. Primary intra cardiac tumors are rare and among them 29% are myxomas. Majority of them are found in the left atrium. Here, we report a case of a myxoma in the right atrium with hepatomegaly and Hepatitis B virus infection. The coexistence of all these conditions is very rare. A 52 years old patient presented with history of shortness of breath on exertion along with fever and generalized weakness for 6 months which aggravated lately for last 2 months...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919320/is-selective-echocardiography-in-duodenal-atresia-the-future-standard-of-care
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Abid Khan, Sharman Tan Tanny, Elizabeth J Perkins, Rodney W Hunt, John M Hutson, Sebastian K King, Bryn Jones, Warwick J Teague
BACKGROUND: Duodenal atresia (DA) is associated with cardiac defects that may have perioperative care implications. Standard preoperative care includes echocardiography to identify such cardiac defects, but this dogma has been challenged. We aimed to assess selective and selective strategies for preoperative echocardiography in DA patients. METHODS: Single-center retrospective review of neonates with DA over a 16-year period was performed. Data included preoperative cardiovascular and respiratory examination, chest x-ray, and echocardiography...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917680/effusive-constrictive-pericarditis-after-pericardiocentesis-incidence-associated-findings-and-natural-history
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Kye Hun Kim, William R Miranda, Larry J Sinak, Faisal F Syed, Rowlens M Melduni, Raul E Espinosa, Garvan C Kane, Jae K Oh
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate the incidence, associated findings, and natural history of effusive-constrictive pericarditis (ECP) after pericardiocentesis. BACKGROUND: ECP is characterized by the coexistence of tense pericardial effusion and constriction of the heart by the visceral pericardium. Echocardiography is currently the main diagnostic tool in the assessment of pericardial disease, but limited data have been published on the incidence and prognosis of ECP diagnosed by echo-Doppler...
September 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911292/a-retrospective-observational-study-of-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-undergoing-non-cardiac-surgery
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K A Cook, P A MacIntyre, J R McAlpine
The perioperative risks and factors associated with adverse cardiac outcomes in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy undergoing non-cardiac surgery are unknown. Interrogation of the Nelson Hospital transthoracic echocardiogram database identified 127 patients with dilated cardiomyopathy who satisfied the study criteria and underwent non-cardiac surgery between June 1999 and July 2013. Demographic and clinical data along with postoperative death within 30 days or a major adverse cardiac event were retrieved and analysed...
September 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906405/repetitive-optimizing-left-ventricular-pacing-configurations-with-quadripolar-leads-improves-response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-a-single-center-randomized-clinical-trial
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Min Gu, Han Jin, Wei Hua, Xiao-Han Fan, Li-Gang Ding, Jing Wang, Hong-Xia Niu, Chi Cai, Shu Zhang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate whether repetitive optimizing left ventricular pacing configurations (LVPCs) with quadripolar leads (QUAD) can improve response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). METHODS: Fifty-two eligible patients were enrolled and 1:1 randomized to either the quadripolar LV leads (QUAD) group or the conventional bipolar leads (CONV) group. In the QUAD group, optimization of LVPC was performed for all patients before discharge and for nonresponders at 3 months follow-up...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900580/a-case-report-of-a-left-atrial-mass-the-importance-of-a-detailed-physical-exam
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Corey J Lum, Thuan V Nguyen, Zia Khan
Cardiac myxomas are rare clinical findings. They are frequently found in the left atrium and more commonly affect women. Clinical presentation can vary widely and symptoms can be vague and non-specific. We present a case of a 67-year-old woman presenting with 3 weeks of progressive heart failure symptoms that failed to respond to oral diuretic therapy. On physical exam, she was found to have a diastolic murmur, rumble and an early diastolic plop. Transthoracic echocardiogram revealed a 5.6 cm × 2.5 cm × 4...
September 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899419/increased-plasma-lipid-levels-exacerbate-muscle-pathology-in-the-mdx-mouse-model-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Nadia Milad, Zoe White, Arash Y Tehrani, Stephanie Sellers, Fabio M V Rossi, Pascal Bernatchez
BACKGROUND: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is caused by loss of dystrophin expression and leads to severe ambulatory and cardiac function decline. However, the dystrophin-deficient mdx murine model of DMD only develops a very mild form of the disease. Our group and others have shown vascular abnormalities in animal models of MD, a likely consequence of the fact that blood vessels express the same dystrophin-associated glycoprotein complex (DGC) proteins as skeletal muscles. METHODS: To test the blood vessel contribution to muscle damage in DMD, mdx (4cv) mice were given elevated lipid levels via apolipoprotein E (ApoE) gene knockout combined with normal chow or lipid-rich Western diets...
September 12, 2017: Skeletal Muscle
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/28895301/early-leaflet-thrombosis-complicating-transcatheter-implantation-of-a-sapien-3-valve-in-a-native-right-ventricular-outflow-tract
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Mounir Riahi, Philipp Blanke, John Webb, Ronald G Carere
A 59-year-old female with Tetralogy of Fallot had a previous complete repair with RVOT patch enlargement. She developed subsequent severe symptomatic (NYHA III) pulmonary regurgitation with severe RV dilatation. She had a concomitant interstitial lung disease secondary to hypersensitivity pneumonitis that precluded her from cardiac surgery. After preprocedural assessment using computed tomography, echocardiography and invasive angiography we decided to implant a 29 mm Edwards Sapien 3 valve without pre-stenting...
September 12, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895197/impact-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-on-mitral-valve-apparatus-geometry-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-secondary-mitral-regurgitation
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Christos G Mihos, Evin Yucel, Romain Capoulade, Mary P Orencole, Gaurav A Upadhyay, Orlando Santana, Jagmeet P Singh, Michael H Picard
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) may improve secondary mitral regurgitation (MR) in patients with cardiomyopathy. The effects on mitral valve (MV) and left ventricular (LV) geometry, however, have not been clearly defined. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2012, 229 CRT implants were performed at a single academic center. Seventy-one had ≥mild MR at baseline and serial echocardiography, without subsequent MV intervention. The pre-CRT and follow-up echocardiograms were retrospectively reviewed for (1) MV and LV geometry measurements; (2) MR grade; and (3) LV remodeling indices...
September 12, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894056/-emergency-mitral-valvoplasty-for-papillary-muscle-rupture
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Keishi Ueyama, Motohiro Koyama, Kenji Otaki, Kae Ito
We experienced 2 emergency surgical cases of severe mitral valve regurgitation due to papillary muscle rupture. Case 1:a 69-year-old man presented with respiratory and cardiac failure due to mitral regurgitation. He had no history of myocardial infarction. Mitral valve repair with artificial cords was performed. The papillary muscle of the anterior leaflet was ruptured. The postoperative course was uneventful. Case 2:a 80-year-old man came to our hospital with cardiac arrest. Emergency coronary intervention was performed to the right coronary and intraaortic balloon pumping was inserted...
September 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889326/myocardial-contractile-patterns-predict-future-cardiac-events-in-sarcoidosis
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Jian Chen, Juan Lei, Ernest Scalzetti, Mary McGrath, David Feiglin, Robert Voelker, Jingfeng Wang, Michael C Iannuzzi, Kan Liu
The poor prognosis of cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) underscores the need for risk stratification. We evaluated 84 consecutive sarcoidosis patients who were referred for echocardiographic studies for cardiac symptoms or abnormal electrocardiograms. In 54 patients without previous diagnosis of CS or other known structural heart disease, 13 reached endpoints during (median) 24 months follow up. Significantly impaired peak systolic longitudinal strain in their original echocardiograms were identified in 13 of 17 left ventricular segments, clustering in the free wall, interventricular septum and apex...
September 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886196/fully-coupled-fluid-structure-interaction-simulation-of-the-aortic-and-mitral-valves-in-a-realistic-3d-left-ventricle-model
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Wenbin Mao, Andrés Caballero, Raymond McKay, Charles Primiano, Wei Sun
In this study, we present a fully-coupled fluid-structure interaction (FSI) framework that combines smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) and nonlinear finite element (FE) method to investigate the coupled aortic and mitral valves structural response and the bulk intraventricular hemodynamics in a realistic left ventricle (LV) model during the entire cardiac cycle. The FSI model incorporates valve structures that consider native asymmetric leaflet geometries, anisotropic hyperelastic material models and human material properties...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884991/acute-cardiac-disease-in-a-patient-with-hyper-ige-syndrome
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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/28879657/an-exploratory-investigation-of-echocardiographic-parameters-and-the-effects-of-posture-on-cardiac-structure-and-function-in-the-livingstone-s-fruit-bat-pteropus-livingstonii
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Aimee L Drane, Robert Shave, Andrew Routh, Alberto Barbon
There is growing evidence that dilated cardiomyopathy may be a major cause of death in captive Livingstone's fruit bats (Pteropus livingstonii). Therefore, the primary aim of this prospective, exploratory study was to examine whether a systematic cardiac ultrasound protocol is feasible in this critically endangered species and to report basic measures of cardiac structure and function from a cohort of apparently healthy bats. A secondary aim was to test the effect posture (dorsal recumbency vs. roosting) has upon cardiac function in this species...
September 6, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876423/thrombosed-aneurysm-of-saphenous-vein-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Rodolfo Mendes Queiroz, Rogério Nastri, Marcus Antônio Ferez, Mauro José Brandão da Costa, Claudio Benedini Laguna, Marcus Vinicius Nascimento Valentin
We describe the case of a male patient, aged 76 years, referred for cardiac investigation due to retrosternal chest pain and dyspnea. He had a history of acute myocardial infarction and angioplasties in the last 30 years, including a saphenous vein coronary artery bypass grafting (SVCABG). Echocardiogram showed hypoechoic oval formation near the right ventricle, suggesting a pericardial cyst. Computed angiotomography revealed a predominantly fusiform and thrombosed aneurysmal dilation of the SVCABG to the right coronary artery...
June 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875298/2d-longitudinal-lv-speckle-tracking-strain-pattern-in-breast-cancer-survivors-sports-activity-vs-exercise-as-prescription-model
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Giorgio Galanti, Gianni Pedrizzetti, Stefano Pedri, Laura Stefani
Prevention strategies are important to optimize and to manage heart care in breast cancer survivors. Regular physical activity at moderate intensity is normally proposed to maintain myocardial performance; however, no data is available about the different impact of different levels of physical exercise. 2D speckle tracking echocardiography (2DSTE) is an accepted method for early detection of myocardial dysfunction. The study aims to monitor the cardiac performances in breast cancer survivors by 2DSTE analysis to manage sports activity vs physical activity...
September 5, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871440/triheptanoin-versus-trioctanoin-for-long-chain-fatty-acid-oxidation-disorders-a-double-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial
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Melanie B Gillingham, Stephen B Heitner, Julie Martin, Sarah Rose, Amy Goldstein, Areeg Hassan El-Gharbawy, Stephanie Deward, Michael R Lasarev, Jim Pollaro, James P DeLany, Luke J Burchill, Bret Goodpaster, James Shoemaker, Dietrich Matern, Cary O Harding, Jerry Vockley
BACKGROUND: Observational reports suggest that supplementation that increases citric acid cycle intermediates via anaplerosis may have therapeutic advantages over traditional medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) treatment of long-chain fatty acid oxidation disorders (LC-FAODs) but controlled trials have not been reported. The goal of our study was to compare the effects of triheptanoin (C7), an anaplerotic seven-carbon fatty acid triglyceride, to trioctanoin (C8), an eight-carbon fatty acid triglyceride, in patients with LC-FAODs...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871319/onset-ages-of-hepatopulmonary-syndrome-and-pulmonary-hypertension-in-patients-with-biliary-atresia
#20
Takehisa Ueno, Ryuta Saka, Yuichi Takama, Hiroaki Yamanaka, Yuko Tazuke, Kazuhiko Bessho, Hiroomi Okuyama
PURPOSE: Hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) and portopulmonary hypertension (PoPH) are extrahepatic complications of biliary atresia (BA). Their detection is sometimes delayed, which may result in missed opportunities for liver transplantation. The aim of this study was to determine the onset ages of HPS and PoPH in BA patients. METHODS: BA patients followed at our institution were identified. Patients visited our clinic for routine blood work, as well as regular electrocardiography, chest X-rays, and arterial blood gas tests...
September 4, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
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