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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110434/an-undifferentiated-pulmonary-carcinoma-growing-into-the-left-atrium-causing-cardiac-embolism
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Boudewijn Klop, Marc C J Kock, Julien P L Vincenten, Marcel J M Kofflard
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 21, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109936/precision-phenotyping-in-heart-failure-and-pattern-clustering-of-ultrasound-data-for-the-assessment-of-diastolic-dysfunction
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Alaa Mabrouk Salem Omar, Sukrit Narula, Mohamed Ahmed Abdel Rahman, Gianni Pedrizzetti, Hala Raslan, Osama Rifaie, Jagat Narula, Partho P Sengupta
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether cluster analysis of left atrial and left ventricular (LV) mechanical deformation parameters provide sufficient information for Doppler-independent assessment of LV diastolic function. BACKGROUND: Medical imaging produces substantial phenotyping data, and superior computational analyses could allow automated classification of repetitive patterns into patient groups with similar behavior. METHODS: The authors performed a cluster analysis and developed a model of LV diastolic function from an initial exploratory cohort of 130 patients that was subsequently tested in a prospective cohort of 44 patients undergoing cardiac catheterization...
January 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109385/scimitar-syndrome-complex-surgical-revision-3-decades-after-repair
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Maher N Abadeer, Eckehard A E Stuth, Peter C Kouretas, Salil Ginde, Roni Jacobsen, Ronald K Woods
We present a case of a 39-year-old woman with scimitar syndrome who had a 2-patch repair 3 decades previously and presented with a right-to-left shunt of the inferior vena cava (IVC) to the left atrium resulting from baffle dehiscence. We discuss details of our reoperative repair.
February 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109379/persistent-left-superior-vena-cava-draining-into-the-left-atrium-found-during-bypass-operation
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Catharina Schreiber, Michael Kirnbauer, Reinhold Hoellinger, Rainald Seitelberger, Roman Gottardi
We report the case of a 72-year-old woman who underwent urgent coronary bypass grafting (CABG). Intraoperatively a persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) draining into the left atrium was detected. Because of the resulting right-to-left shunt volume even after complete drainage and collapse of the right atrium, the heart was still ejecting in the absence of significant aortic insufficiency. Thorough examination revealed a PLSVC draining into the left atrium. After ligation of the PLSVC, the CABG could be performed as planned...
February 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108547/characterising-the-difference-in-electrophysiological-substrate-and-outcomes-between-heart-failure-and-non-heart-failure-patients-with-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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Shouvik K Haldar, David G Jones, Habib Khan, Sandeep Panikker, Julian W E Jarman, Charlie Butcher, Eric Lim, Gareth Wynn, Dhiraj Gupta, Wajid Hussain, Vias Markides, Tom Wong
AIMS: Characterizing the differences in substrate and clinical outcome between heart failure (HF) and non-heart failure (non-HF) patients undergoing persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using complex fractionated electrograms (CFE) as a surrogate marker of substrate complexity, we compared the bi-atrial substrate in patients with persistent AF with and without HF, at baseline and after ablation, to determine its impact on clinical outcome...
January 20, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107801/surgical-considerations-in-total-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-connection
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Fawwaz R Shaw, Jonathan M Chen
Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) is predominantly a neonatal congenital cardiac diagnosis in which the pulmonary veins fail to return to the left atrium. The presence or absence of obstruction defines the clinical presentation, and in the setting of obstructed pulmonary veins, this diagnosis represents a true surgical emergency. Improvements in perioperative care and refinement of surgical techniques continue to allow for improved survival and decreased morbidity. A description of the surgical anatomy and key concepts in the perioperative and surgical management of TAPVC are presented in this review...
January 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106147/prediction-of-very-late-arrhythmia-recurrence-after-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-the-mb-later-clinical-score
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Nebojša Mujović, Milan Marinković, Nebojša Marković, Alena Shantsila, Gregory Y H Lip, Tatjana S Potpara
Reliable prediction of very late recurrence of atrial fibrillation (VLRAF) occuring >12 months after catheter ablation (CA) in apparently "cured" patients could optimize long-term follow-up and modify decision-making regarding the discontinuation of oral anticoagulant therapy. In a single-centre cohort of consecutive patients post radiofrequency AFCA, we retrospectively derived a novel score for VLRAF prediction. Of 133 consecutive post AFCA patients (mean age 56.9 ± 11.8 years, 63.9% male, 69.2% with paroxysmal AF) who were arrhythmia-free at 12 months (excluding 3-month "blanking period"), 20 patients expirienced a VLRAF during a 29...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096843/left-atrial-myxoma-in-a%C3%A2-patient-with-a%C3%A2-biventricular-pacemaker
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Brygida Przywara-Chowaniec, Łukasz Czarnecki, Ewa Nowalny-Kozielska, Maciej Gawlikowski, Mariusz Opara, Agata Puzio, Damian Kawecki, Bartosz Wesołowski
Myxomas make up about 50% of benign cardiac neoplasms. The most common location is within the left atrium. At the initial stage they do not exhibit any specific clinical symptoms, so they are often diagnosed by accident or during examinations recommended for other reasons. Here we present a case of left atrium myxoma in a patient (a man, age 68 years) with a dual chamber pacemaker. The myxoma did not reveal any clinical symptoms and was discovered in echocardiography during routine diagnostic examination preceding pacemaker implantation...
December 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096835/left-atrial-appendage-mass-is-it-always-a-thrombus
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Hikmet Sahratov, Adem Guler, Mustafa Kurkluoglu, Fahri Gurkan Yesil, Murat Tavlasoglu, Faruk Cingoz
Myxoma is the most common benign tumor of the heart, but it is very rare for it to originate from the left atrial appendage. Distinguishing between a mass, a thrombus, and a tumor in the body of the left atrium with preoperative transthoracic or transesophageal echocardiography is very difficult, even more so in patients with mitral valve disease and chronic atrial fibrillation. A 50-year-old male patient was admitted for surgery with the diagnosis of mitral stenosis and chronic atrial fibrillation. Transesophageal echocardiography demonstrated a mass attached to the wall of the left atrial appendage...
December 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095774/multiple-focal-and-macroreentrant-left-atrial-tachycardias-originating-from-a-spontaneous-scar-at-the-contiguous-aorta-left-atrium-area-in-a-patient-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-a-case-report
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Kyoichiro Yazaki, Yoichi Ajiro, Fumiaki Mori, Masahiro Watanabe, Kei Tsukamoto, Takashi Saito, Keiko Mizobuchi, Kazunori Iwade
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous scar-related left atrial tachycardia (AT) is a rare arrhythmia. We describe a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) who developed multiple, both focal and macroreentrant left ATs associated with a spontaneous scar located at the aorta-left atrium (LA) contiguous area. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old man with HCM complained of palpitations. Twelve-lead electrocardiogram showed narrow QRS tachycardia with 2:1 atrioventricular conduction...
January 17, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090710/fibrillatory-wave-amplitude-on-transesophageal-ecg-as-a-marker-of-left-atrial-low-voltage-areas-in-patients-with-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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Ran Yin, Yongnan Fu, Zhongming Yang, Bingong Li, Jintian Pen, Zeqi Zheng
BACKGROUND: Low-voltage areas (LVAs) are frequently observed in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (PeAF) and may represent adverse atrial remodeling. However, noninvasive method of evaluating LAVs is not well established. METHODS: In a cohort of 68 patients with PeAF, endocardial voltage maps of left atrium (LA) were created during sinus rhythm after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). LVAs were defined as areas with electrogram amplitudes <0.5 mV. LA-LVAs were correlated with clinical, echocardiographic, surface, and transesophageal electrocardiography (TE-ECG) variables...
January 16, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090260/redefining-effusive-constrictive-pericarditis-with-echocardiography
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Pieter van der Bijl, Philip Herbst, Anton F Doubell
BACKGROUND: Effusive-constrictive pericarditis (ECP) is traditionally diagnosed by using the expensive and invasive technique of direct pressure measurements in the pericardial space and the right atrium. The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic role of echocardiography in tuberculous ECP. METHODS: Intrapericardial and right atrial pressures were measured pre- and post-pericardiocentesis, and right ventricular and left ventricular pressures were measured post-pericardiocentesis in patients with tuberculous pericardial effusions...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088193/invasive-cardiac-lipoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Jason D'Souza, Rajesh Shah, Aamer Abbass, Jeremy R Burt, Aditya Goud, Chanukya Dahagam
BACKGROUND: Cardiac lipomas are rare benign tumors of the heart. They are usually asymptomatic and are thus most often diagnosed on autopsies. Symptoms, when present, depend upon the location within the heart. Typical locations are the endocardium of the right atrium and the left ventricle. Diagnostic modality of choice is cardiac MRI. Treatment guidelines have not yet been established due to the very low prevalence of these tumors and are thus guided by the patient's symptomatology. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of an invasive cardiac lipoma, wherein the initial symptom of the patient was shortness of breath...
January 14, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087595/is-epicardial-fat-depot-associated-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Maddalena Gaeta, Francesco Bandera, Federico Tassinari, Capasso Lorenzo, Miriam Cargnelutti, Gabriele Pelissero, Alexis Elias Malavazos, Cristian Ricci
AIMS: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the leading rhythm disorder in western countries. A direct relationship between left atrium (LA) enlargement and electromechanical remodelling has been established. A causative link between epicardial fat (EF), visceral adipose tissue deposited around the heart, and AF has been hypothesized. Several reports suggested the association between EF and the presence of AF. The aim of this study was to verify the relationship between AF and EF depot, performing a meta-analysis of observational case series studies...
January 13, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077818/enlargement-of-the-excluded-left-atrial-appendage-with-thrombus
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Shigeaki Aoyagi, Satoru Tobinaga, Hiroyuki Saisho
We report progressive enlargement of the excluded left atrial appendage (LAA) with a thrombus in a patient who had undergone valve surgery and endocardial suture closure of the LAA previously. Echocardiography and CT detected no communication between the LAA and the left atrium. Magnetic resonance imaging showed the LAA was filled with fresh and old thrombi. Coronary arteriography demonstrated small left coronary artery-LAA fistulae. At surgery, successful exclusion of the LAA was confirmed after removal of the thrombi...
January 11, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077186/antenatal-diagnosis-of-double-outlet-left-atrium
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Guy Vaksmann, Ivan Bouzguenda, Lucile Houyel
In this study, we describe a fetus with double-outlet atrium associated with complex arrangement of the ventricles and the great vessels. Various presentations of this malformation not described antenatally are discussed.
January 12, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074807/isolated-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava-a-case-report-and-its-clinical-implications
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Samarjit Bisoyi, Usha Jagannathan, Anjan Kumar Dash, Sabyasachi Tripathy, Raghunath Mohapatra, Naba Kumar Pattnaik, Satyajit Sahu, Debashish Nayak
The venous anomaly of a persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) affects 0.3%-0.5% of the general population. PLSVC with absent right superior vena cava, also termed as "isolated PLSVC," is an extremely rare venous anomaly. Almost half of the patients with isolated PLSVC have cardiac anomalies in the form of atrial septal defect, endocardial cushion defects, or tetralogy of Fallot. Isolated PLSVC is usually innocuous. Its discovery, however, has important clinical implications. It can pose clinical difficulties with central venous access, cardiothoracic surgeries, and pacemaker implantation...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074794/acute-effect-of-treatment-of-mitral-stenosis-on-left-atrium-function
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Atooshe Rohani, Shahram Kargar, Afsoon Fazlinejad, Fereshte Ghaderi, Vida Vakili, Homa Falsoleiman, Ramin Khamene Bagheri
AIM: Peak atrial longitudinal strain (PALS) is used to evaluate left atrium (LA) function in patients with mitral stenosis (MS), before and after percutaneous transmitral commissurotomy (PTMC) and mitral valve replacement (MVR). METHODS: Patients with severe symptomatic MS, who were referred to our echocardiographic laboratory for a diagnostic examination before cardiac surgery or PTMC from October of 2014 to October of 2015, were included in the study. RESULT: The peak systolic global LA strain improved post-PTMC (P < 0...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073882/the-role-of-superior-vena-cava-in-catheter-ablation-of-long-standing-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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Kai Xu, Yuanlong Wang, Shaohui Wu, Li Zhou, Liang Zhao, Weifeng Jiang, Xiaodong Zhang, Xu Liu
AIMS: The superior vena cava (SVC) has been established as an important source of atrial fibrillation (AF). The role of SVC in long-standing persistent AF and the efficacy of empiric electrical isolation of the SVC are still unclear. The purpose of this study was to judge the role of SVC in catheter ablation of long-standing persistent AF. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 102 consecutive patients with long-standing persistent AF were enrolled. All patients underwent circumferential pulmonary vein isolation, complex fractionated atrial electrograms ablation, and linear ablation during the index procedure...
January 9, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067538/the-left-atrium-an-overlooked-prognostic-tool
#20
Mariëlle Kloosterman, Michiel Rienstra, Harry J Crijns, Jeff S Healey, Isabelle C Van Gelder
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
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