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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730842/comparison-of-distinctive-clinical-and-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-features-between-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-patients-with-incomplete-myocardial-rupture-and-those-with-moderate-to-severe-pericardial-effusion
#1
Víctor Pineda, Jaume Figueras, Sergio Moral, Jordi Bañeras, José Rodríguez-Palomares, Artur Evangelista, David García-Dorado
BACKGROUND: Whether patients with incomplete myocardial rupture (IMR) present distinctive clinical and cardiac magnetic resonance features from those with moderate-severe pericardial effusion (⩾10 mm (PE)) remains unknown Methods: We compared the clinical, angiographic and cardiac magnetic resonance characteristics of nine patients with IMR (diagnosed angiographically and/or by cardiac magnetic resonance) with 29 with PE, and also with 38 without IMR or PE with evidence of transmural necrosis (reference group) matched for age, gender and year of admission...
July 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729409/comparison-of-anatomic-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-alternative-initial-noninvasive-testing-strategies-for-the-diagnosis-of-stable-coronary-artery-disease
#2
Idan Roifman, Harindra C Wijeysundera, Peter C Austin, Mohammad R Rezai, Graham A Wright, Jack V Tu
BACKGROUND: The optimal initial noninvasive diagnostic testing strategy for stable coronary artery disease (CAD) is unknown. Although American guidelines recommend an exercise stress test as the first-line test, European guidelines suggest that stress imaging (myocardial perfusion imaging or stress echocardiography) or coronary computed tomography angiography may be preferable. Understanding the relationship between the initial strategy and downstream yield of obstructive CAD and major adverse cardiac events may provide insight as to the optimal strategy...
July 19, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725332/thyrotoxic-valvulopathy-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#3
Keniel Pierre, Sushee Gadde, Bassam Omar, G Mustafa Awan, Christopher Malozzi
We report a 42-year-old female who was admitted for abdominal pain, and also endorsed dyspnea, fatigue and chronic palpitations. Past medical history included asthma, patent ductus arteriosus repaired in childhood and ill-defined thyroid disease. Physical examination revealed blood pressure of 136/88 mm Hg and heart rate of 149 beats per minute. Cardiovascular exam revealed an irregularly irregular rhythm, and pulmonary exam revealed mild expiratory wheezing. Abdomen was tender. Electrocardiogram revealed atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response which responded to intravenous diltiazem...
June 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722201/susceptibility-induced-distortion-correction-in-hyperpolarized-echo-planar-imaging
#4
Jack J Miller, Angus Z Lau, Damian J Tyler
PURPOSE: Echo planar imaging is an attractive rapid imaging readout that can image hyperpolarized compounds in vivo. By alternating the sign of the phase encoding gradient waveform, spatial offsets arising from uncertain frequency shifts can be determined. We show here that blip-reversed echo planar imaging can also be used to correct for susceptibility and B0 inhomogeneity effects that would otherwise produce image-domain distortion in the heart. METHODS: Previously acquired blip-reversed cardiac 3D-Spectral-Spatial echo planar imaging volumetric timecourses of hyperpolarized [1-(13) C]pyruvate were distortion corrected by a deformation field estimated by reconstructing signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)-weighted progressively subsampled temporally summed images of each metabolite...
July 19, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720602/a-reminder-of-escherichia-coli-sepsis-induced-reversible-cardiomyopathy
#5
Aung Naing Lin, Atif Shaikh, Sithu Lin, Deepika Misra
Cardiomyopathy is a progressive disease of myocardium causing either mechanical or electrical disturbances. Sepsis-induced cardiomyopathy (SICM) is an entity of cardiomyopathy which is reversible in 1â€"2 weeks after recovery from sepsis or septic shock. SICM is thought to have unpredictable cumulative mortality towards sepsis but its exact mechanism remains elusive. We report a case of Escherichia coli SICM in a 63-year-old woman presented with sudden onset of dyspnoea on exertion and orthopnoea following nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea after consuming Chinese foods...
July 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720119/calcified-amorphous-tumor-of-the-heart-with-mitral-annular-calcification-a-case-report
#6
Ryo Nakamaru, Hiroki Oe, Katsuomi Iwakura, Takafumi Masai, Kenshi Fujii
BACKGROUND: Calcified amorphous tumor of the heart is a rare, non-neoplastic cardiac mass characterized by nodular calcium in the background of amorphous degenerating fibrinous material. Clinical diagnosis of calcified amorphous tumor can be difficult, and current single imaging techniques do not specifically differentiate calcified amorphous tumor from other cardiac tumors such as calcified atrial myxoma, calcified thrombi, or vegetation. Complete surgical resection is the treatment of choice for both symptom improvement and prevention of embolization, as well as for pathological diagnosis...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720027/long-term-alteration-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-in-children-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-in-the-first-6-months-of-life
#7
Monica McGauran, Brigid Jordan, Roseriet Beijers, Irma Janssen, Candice Franich-Ray, Carolina de Weerth, Michael Cheung
Children with congenital heart disease (CHD) have poorer neurodevelopmental and psychological outcomes. The mechanisms underlying this remain unclear. One mechanism could be that the stressful experience of cardiac surgery early in life influences long-term hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis regulation. Dysregulation of the HPA axis has been linked to poorer neurocognitive and psychological outcomes in other study populations. This case-control study aims to compare HPA-axis regulation (circadian rhythm and reactivity) using salivary cortisol in 3- to 5-year-olds with CHD who did and did not have cardiac surgery prior to 6 months of age...
July 18, 2017: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715078/polish-stress-echocardiography-registry-pol-stress-registry-a-multicenter-study-stress-echo-in-poland-numbers-settings-results-and-complications
#8
Edyta Płońska-Gościniak, Jarosław D Kasprzak, Szymon Olędzki, Jolanta Rzucidło-Resil, Piotr Gościniak, Tomasz Kukulski, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec, Wojciech Kosmala, Dariusz Kosior, Marta Marcinkiewicz-Siemion, Barbara Brzezińska, Beata Zaborska, Marcin Fijałkowski, Iwona Świątkiewicz, Andrzej Szyszka, Jan Błażejewski, Wojciech Witkiewicz, Zbigniew Gąsior, Danuta Sorysz, Agnieszka Olszanecka
BACKGROUND: Stress echocardiography (SE) is widely used in Europe. No collective data have been available on the use of SE in Poland until now. AIM: To evaluate the number of SE investigations performed in Poland, their settings, complications and results. METHODS: In this retrospective survey, referral cardiology centers in Poland were asked to fill in a questionnaire regarding SE examinations performed from May 01, 2014 to May 01, 2015. RESULTS: The study included data from 17 university hospitals and large community hospitals which performed 4611 SE examinations, including 4408 tests in patients investigated for coronary artery disease (CAD) and 203 tests to evaluate valvular heart disease (VHD)...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714947/long-term-systolic-function-in-children-and-young-adults-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant
#9
S J Rotz, C E Dandoy, M D Taylor, S Jodele, J L Jefferies, A Lane, J A El-Bietar, A W Powell, S M Davies, T D Ryan
Congestive heart failure and subclinical left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) affect long-term survivors of hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). Echocardiographic measurements of global longitudinal and circumferential strain have shown promise in identifying subclinical LVSD in cancer survivors. We analyzed echocardiograms in 95 children and young adults with malignancies or bone marrow failure syndromes performed before HSCT and 1-6 years after HSCT. We additionally measured the biomarkers soluble suppression of tumorigenicity-2 (sST-2) and cardiac troponin-I (cTn-I) in the same children through 49 days post HSCT...
July 17, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714526/different-postconditioning-cycles-affect-prognosis-of-aged-patients-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#10
Jie Zhang, Xin Zhang, Yuqi Cui, Misbahul Ferdous, Lianqun Cui, Peng Zhao
BACKGROUND: Postconditioning can affect the infarct size in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, few studies show an effect of different postconditioning cycles on AMI aged patients. This study sought to assess the effect of different postconditioning cycles on prognosis in aged patients with AMI who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: 74 aged patients were randomly assigned to three groups. Control group; PC-1 group accepted postconditioning 4 cycles of 30 s inflation and 30 s deflation; PC-2 group accepted postconditioning 4 cycles of 60 s...
July 17, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708228/clinical-and-subclinical-cardiac-late-effects-in-pediatric-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-survivors
#11
Carlo Materazzo, Maura Massimino, Elisabetta Schiavello, Marta Podda, Lorenza Gandola, Graziella Cefalo, Serena Catania, Cristina Meazza, Ivan Moschetti, Monica Terenziani
PURPOSE: Cardiac late effects are responsible for a significant burden of mortality and morbidity among pediatric Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) survivors (HLS). The aim of our study was to assess clinical and subclinical cardiac sequelae in a cohort of childhood HLS treated in the 1980s with doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine (the ABVD regimen) and limited-field radiotherapy (RT). METHODS: We retrospectively examined a series of HLS treated from 1979 to 1989...
July 8, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707642/teaching-procedural-skills-to-medical-students-a-pilot-procedural-skills-lab
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Laurence M Katz, Alexander Finch, Tyler McKinnish, Kurt Gilliland, Sue Tolleson-Rinehart, Bonita L Marks
BACKGROUND: Medical students have limited confidence in performing procedural skills. A pilot study was conducted to evaluate the effect of a multifaceted Procedural Skills Lab (PSL) on the confidence of medical students to perform procedural skills. METHODS: Twelve 2nd year medical students were randomly selected to participate in a pilot PSL. The PSL students met with an instructor for 2 h once a week for 4 weeks. Students participated in a flipped classroom and spaced education program before laboratory sessions that included a cadaver laboratory...
January 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706863/non-functional-tricuspid-valve-disease
#13
REVIEW
Dale S Adler
Only 75% of severe tricuspid regurgitation is classified as functional, or related primarily to pulmonary hypertension, right ventricular dysfunction, or a combination of both. Non-functional tricuspid regurgitation occurs when there is damage to the tricuspid leaflets, chordae, papillary muscles, or annulus, independent of right ventricular dysfunction or pulmonary hypertension. The entities that cause non-functional tricuspid regurgitation include rheumatic and myxomatous disease, acquired and genetic connective tissue disorders, endocarditis, sarcoid, pacing, RV biopsy, blunt trauma, radiation, carcinoid, ergot alkaloids, dopamine agonists, fenfluramine, cardiac tumors, atrial fibrillation, and congenital malformations...
May 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706743/when-is-the-optimal-timing-of-surgical-intervention-for-severe-functional-tricuspid-regurgitation
#14
Nobuhiro Nakanishi, Masanobu Ishii, Koichi Kaikita, Ken Okamoto, Yasuhiro Izumiya, Eiichiro Yamamoto, Seiji Takashio, Seiji Hokimoto, Toshihiro Fukui, Kenichi Tsujita
Functional tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is a serious pathology to be noted for severe right heart failure (HF) and poor prognosis; however, the conventional assessment of TR has some limitations and the optimal timing of surgical intervention remains unclear. A 79-year-old Japanese female was admitted to our hospital to undergo cardiac surgery, because edema gradually got worse despite the increase in diuretics. She had a history of atrial fibrillation (AF) and chronic HF due to severe TR and had been treated with a furosemide for leg edema 4 years ago...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704916/three-dimensional-echocardiography-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease
#15
REVIEW
Hyun Suk Yang
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is now more common in adults than in children due to improvements in fetal echo, neonatal and pediatric care, and surgical techniques leading to dramatically increased survivability into adulthood. Adult patients with CHD, regardless of prior cardiac surgery, experience further cardiac problems or therapeutic challenges; therefore, a non-invasive, easily accessible echocardiographic examination is an essential follow-up tool. Among echocardiographic modalities, three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography provides better delineation of spatial relationships in complex cardiac geometries and more accurate volumetric information without geometric assumptions...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704819/electrical-cardiometry-to-monitor-cardiac-output-in-preterm-infants-with-patent-ductus-arteriosus-a-comparison-with-echocardiography
#16
Kai-Hsiang Hsu, Tai-Wei Wu, I-Hsyuan Wu, Mei-Yin Lai, Shih-Yun Hsu, Hsiao-Wen Huang, Tze-Yee Mok, Reyin Lien
BACKGROUND: Electrical cardiometry (EC) is an impedance-based monitoring that provides noninvasive cardiac output (CO) assessment. Through comparison to transthoracic echocardiography (Echo), the accuracy of EC has been verified. However, left-to-right patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) shunting is a concern because PDA shunts aortic flow to the pulmonary artery and may interfere with EC in measuring CO. OBJECTIVE: To determine the agreement between EC and Echo in preterm infants with a hemodynamically significant PDA (hsPDA)...
July 14, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704174/evaluation-of-pulmonary-artery-pressure-in-patients-with-juvenile-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-sle
#17
Amra Adrovic, Reyhan Dedeoglu, Sezgin Sahin, Kenan Barut, Aida Koka, Dicle Cengiz, Funda Oztunc, Ozgur Kasapcopur
Juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (jSLE) is a chronic multisystemic autoimmune disease. Previous studies among adults have shown impaired right ventricular (RV) function in patients with SLE. Also, these patients may develop pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH), which is one of the most threatening complications of SLE. Nevertheless, studies on PAH among jSLE patients are still rare. The aim of this study was to assess the RV function in jSLE patients by Doppler echocardiography (Echo Doppler). We also estimated pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) and mean pulmonary artery pressure (MPAP) in these patients...
July 13, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701605/role-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-surgical-retrieval-of-embolized-amplatzer-device-and-closure-of-coronary-cameral-fistula
#18
Bhupesh Kumar, Alok Kumar, Ganesh Kumar, Harkant Singh
Congenital coronary artery fistula is an uncommon anomaly. Transcatheter coil embolization or Amplatzer vascular plug device closure of fistula is often done in symptomatic patients with safe accessibility to the feeding coronary artery. Embolization of Amplatzer vascular plug device is rare. We report an 11-year-old male child who presented to us with increasing shortness of breath for 7 years. He had a history of Amplatzer vascular plug device closure of right coronary-cameral fistula 8 years back. Echocardiography demonstrated a dilated aneurysmal right coronary artery with turbulent jet entering into the right ventricle (RV) and device embolized into the left pulmonary artery (LPA)...
July 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701599/interesting-images-multiple-coronary-artery-aneurysms
#19
Jonathon M Howard, Omar Viswanath, Alfredo Armas, Orlando Santana, Gerald P Rosen
We present the case of a 65-year-old male who presented with stable angina and dyspnea on exertion. His initial workup yielded a positive treadmill stress test for reversible apical ischemia, and transthoracic echocardiogram demonstrated impaired systolic function. Cardiac catheterization was then performed, revealing severe atherosclerotic disease including multiple coronary artery aneurysms. As a result, the patient was advised to and subsequently underwent a coronary artery bypass graft. This case highlights the presence of multiple coronary artery aneurysms and the ability to appreciate these pathologic findings on multiple imaging modalities, including coronary angiogram, transesophageal echocardiography, and direct visualization through the surgical field...
July 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700343/cardiotoxicity-of-trastuzumab-in-patients-with-her2-positive-gastric-cancer
#20
Ji Soo Park, Jong-Chan Youn, Chi Young Shim, Geu-Ru Hong, Choong-Kun Lee, Jee Hyung Kim, Hyung Soon Park, Su Jin Heo, Seung Hoon Beom, Hyo Song Kim, Sun Young Rha, Hyun Cheol Chung, Seok-Min Kang, Minkyu Jung
Trastuzumab-induced cardiotoxicity (TIC) is the primary adverse event that limits the use of trastuzumab in HER2-positive breast cancer patients. However, the incidence and risk factors of TIC in HER2-positive gastric cancer are not known. Therefore, we evaluated the incidence and predictive factors of TIC in gastric cancer patients treated with trastuzumab in clinical practice. We reviewed cardiac dysfunction in HER2-positive gastric cancer patients between December 2005 and April 2015 in a prospectively-collected database that included prospective clinical trials at Yonsei Cancer Center, Republic of Korea...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
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