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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638576/a-classic-case-of-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-arvc-and-literature-review
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Htun Latt, Thein Tun Aung, Chanwit Roongsritong, David Smith
Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a relatively under-recognized hereditary cardiomyopathy. It is characterized pathologically by fibro-fatty infiltration of right ventricular (RV) myocardium and clinically by consequences of RV electrical instability. Timely intervention with device therapy and pharmacotherapy may help reduce the risk of arrhythmic events or sudden cardiac death. Here, we describe a classic case of a young adult with ARVC and a brief literature review. The patient presented with exertional palpitations and ARVC was suspected after his routine electrocardiogram (EKG) revealed symmetric T wave inversions and possible epsilon waves in right precordial leads...
March 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631761/-management-of-outpatients-with-cardiac-disease-follow-up-timing-and-modalities
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Roberta Rossini, Daniela Lina, Marco Ferlini, Giuseppina Belotti, Salvatore Ivan Caico, Fabrizio Caravati, Pompilio Faggiano, Annamaria Iorio, Davide Lauri, Corrado Lettieri, Emanuela Teresa Locati, Antonio Maggi, Ferdinando Massari, Andrea Mortara, Luigi Moschini, Giuseppe Musumeci, Daniele Nassiacos, Fabrizio Negri, Domenico Pecora, Simona Pierini, Roberto Pedretti, Pierfranco Ravizza, Michele Romano, Fabrizio Oliva
The increasing rate of cardiovascular diseases, the improved survival after the acute phase, the aging of the population and the implementation of primary prevention caused an exponential increase in outpatient cardiac performance, thereby making it difficult to maintain a balance between the citizen-patient request and the economic sustainability of the healthcare system. On the other side, the prescription of many diagnostic tests with a view to defensive medicine and the related growth of patients' expectations, has led several scientific societies to educational campaigns highlighting the concept that "less is more"...
June 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628500/atrial-fibrillation-symptoms-and-sex-race-and-psychological-distress-a-literature-review
#3
Kelly T Gleason, Saman Nazarian, Cheryl R Dennison Himmelfarb
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) symptoms are a major component of treatment decisions for patients with AF and impact quality of life and functional ability yet are poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: This review aimed to determine what is known about the prevalence of symptoms and the association of symptoms to AF characteristics, psychological distress, sex, and race. METHODS: We performed a structured review of AF symptoms as of March 2016 using PubMed, EMBASE, and CINAHL and reference searches of retrieved articles...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626633/mediastinal-hemangioendothelioma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Davide Patrini, Laura Scolamiero, Reena Khiroya, David Lawrence, Elaine Borg, Martin Hayward, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos
BACKGROUND: Epithelioid haemangioendothelioma (EHE) is a rare low-grade vascular neoplasm that can arise in the lung, liver, soft tissues or, less commonly, bone. Due to its low prevalence of less than one in a million and its non-specific clinical features, EHE is often misdiagnosed and managed inappropriately. Here we discuss the case of a 58 year-old gentleman with mediastinal EHE and review existing literature on pulmonary EHE (PEH). CASE HISTORY: A 58 year-old gentleman presented to our outpatient Clinic with chest discomfort and palpitations...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626030/gender-race-and-the-presentation-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-serious-cardiopulmonary-diagnoses-in-ed-patients-with-chest-pain
#5
Ahmed Allabban, Judd E Hollander, Jesse M Pines
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between reported chest pain symptoms and a diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and serious cardiopulmonary diagnoses (SCPD) in black males, white males, black females and white females. METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study of 4162 ED patients with chest pain enrolled between 1999 and 2008. We used logistic regression, adjusting for age and cardiovascular comorbidities to test the association between 24 chest pain symptoms and 30-day ACS for the primary outcome and SCPD as the secondary outcome...
June 16, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623982/clinical-characteristics-and-prognostic-features-of-intravenous-leiomyomatosis-with-inferior-vena-cava-or%C3%A2-intracardiac-extension
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Guorui Zhang, Xin Yu, Honghui Shi, Qingbo Fan, Jinghe Lang, Bao Liu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the clinical characteristics and prognostic features of intravenous leiomyomatosis (IVL) with inferior vena cava extension (IVCE) or intracardiac extension (ICE). METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted of the clinical data of 38 patients with pathologically diagnosed IVL with IVCE or ICE. RESULTS: The mean age of the patients was 44.05 ± 6.31 years. Twenty-two patients (57.9%) had a history of uterine leiomyoma...
July 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623036/-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-dysplasia-literature-review-and-case-report
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William Alejandro Camargo-Ariza, Silvia Juliana Galvis-Blanco, Tatiana Del Pilar Camacho-Enciso, Carlos Alberto Quiroz-Romero, Juan José Bermudez-Echeverry
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia is an inherited autosomal dominant pathology with an estimated prevalence of 1:2,500 to 1:5,000, being higher in males (3:1). It is characterized histologically by replacement of cardiomyocytes by fibro-adipose tissue, which predisposes to ventricular arrhythmias, right ventricular failure, and sudden cardiac death. The main goal of treatment is to reduce the risk of sudden death and improve the quality of life of patients. We present the case of a 23 year old woman whose clinical symptoms started with palpitations, chest pain with physical activity, syncope and headache 6 years ago during her first pregnancy...
June 13, 2017: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610454/genetic-polymorphisms-of-alcohol-metabolizing-enzymes-and-their-association-with-alcoholism-risk-personality-and-anthropometric-traits-among-malaysian-university-students
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Hing-Huat Ong, Foong-Vai Khor, Kausalyah Balasupramaniam, Yee-How Say
Three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in alcohol-metabolizing genes - ADH1B (Arg47His), ADH1C (Ile350Val) and ALDH2 (Glu504Lys) have been extensively associated with flush reaction and alcoholism. Therefore, we investigated the association of these three SNPs with alcohol-induced reactions (AIRs), alcoholism risk, personality and anthropometric traits among Malaysian university students. AIRs, Self-Rating of the Effects of Alcohol (SRE) and Ten-Item Personality were surveyed, anthropometric measurements and DNA samples were taken...
June 14, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595994/-news-techniques-of-pacing-in-congenital-heart-diseases
#9
Mathieu Le Bloa, Jean-Benoît Thambo
The number of children and adult with congenital heart disease requiring implantation of cardiac pacemaker or cardioverter defibrillator is constantly increasing. The lead between stimulation/defibrillation site and the generator constitutes the main weakpoint of those devices despite the numerous recent technological advances: use of bipolar probes, corticoid elution electrodes, insulation improvement, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compatibility. Risk of device failure remains high in this population. Long term adverse events with endovascular devices remain high...
June 5, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584559/schisandrae-fructus-reduces-symptoms-of-4-vinylcyclohexene-diepoxide-induced-ovarian-failure-in-mice
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Dasom Shin, Jinhee Ha, Seong Bin Hong, Geun-Hyung Kang, Deok-Sang Hwang, Hyunsu Bae
Menopause is associated with a decrease in the level of sex hormones such as ovarian estradiol and progesterone and can cause various symptoms such as depression, hot flash, fatigue, heart palpitations, and headache. Furthermore, there is a risk of developing complications such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimer's disease, and ovarian cancer. Schisandrae Fructus (SF) is widely used in Korean medicine as a cure for such complications. This study was conducted to evaluate the therapeutic effects of SF against menopause symptoms associated with follicle depletion caused by the industrial chemical 4-vinylcyclohexene diepoxide (VCD) in mice...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584494/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-antihypertensive-drugs-in-diabetic-and-nondiabetic-patients
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Maria Aslam, Mobasher Ahmad, Fizza Mobasher
OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY: The aim of the study was to compare the efficacy and tolerability of different classes of antihypertensive drugs in diabetic and nondiabetic patients (NDPs) with essential hypertension. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted in Mayo Hospital, Punjab Institute of Cardiology, and National Defence Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan, on 200 hypertensive patients with diabetes and 230 hypertensive patients without (Three hospitals) diabetes. Both male and female patients of age between 30 and 80 years with systolic blood pressure (SBP) above 130 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) above 80 mmHg were enrolled in the study...
January 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580794/association-of-objectively-measured-physical-activity-and-physical-fitness-with-menopause-symptoms-the-flamenco-project
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V A Aparicio, M Borges-Cosic, P Ruiz-Cabello, I Coll-Risco, P Acosta-Manzano, Z Špacírová, A Soriano-Maldonado
OBJECTIVE: The primary aim was to analyze the association of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) with menopause symptomatology and its overall impact. A secondary/exploratory aim was to assess the association of different components of physical fitness with menopause symptomatology. METHODS: This cross-sectional study comprised 191 perimenopausal women from Southern Spain (age range 45-60 years, mean age 52.6 ± 4.5 years). The Blatt-Kupperman Menopausal Index was used to evaluate menopause symptomatology...
June 3, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578603/aav-gene-therapy-for-alcoholism-inhibition-of-mitochondrial-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-enzyme-expression-in-hepatoma-cells
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Anamaria C Sanchez, Chengwen Li, Barbara A Andrews, Juan A Asenjo, R Jude Samulski
Most of the ethanol is broken down in the liver, through two-step by Alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and Aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH2) enzymes, which metabolized down ethanol into acetaldehyde and then acetate. Some individuals of the Asian population who carry a mutation in the Aldehyde dehydrogenase gene (ALDH2*2) cannot metabolize acetaldehyde as efficiently, producing strong effects including facial flushing, dizziness, hypotension, and palpitations. This results in an aversion to alcohol intake and protection against alcoholism...
June 3, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574936/coronary-microcirculatory-dysfunction-in-human-cardiomyopathies-a-pathologic-and-pathophysiologic-review
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Kristina Selthofer-Relatic, Martina Mihalj, Aleksandar Kibel, Ana Stupin, Marko Stupin, Ivana Jukic, Akos Koller, Ines Drenjancevic
Cardiomyopathies are a heterogeneous group of diseases of the myocardium. The term cardiomyopathy involves a wide range of pathogenic mechanisms that affect the structural and functional states of cardiomyocytes, extravascular tissues, and coronary vasculature, including both epicardial coronary arteries and the microcirculation. In the developed phase, cardiomyopathies present with various clinical symptoms: dyspnea, chest pain, palpitations, swelling of the extremities, arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death...
July 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573824/bone-cement-cardiac-and-pulmonary-embolism
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Tomás F Cianciulli, Diego E Mc Loughlin, Luis A Morita, María C Saccheri, Jorge A Lax
This case describes a complication of bone cement use. A 65-year-old male patient with back spine trauma caused by a fall, underwent a percutaneous vertebroplasty. Five years later, he consulted for palpitations, and the electrocardiogram showed supraventricular arrhythmia. A transthoracic two-dimensional echocardiography showed a hyperechogenic linear structure of 7 cm length, running from the lateral wall of the right ventricle to the right atrium through the tricuspid valve. This foreign body, which was suspicious for bone cement embolism, appeared rigid and was attached at the lateral wall of the right ventricle, with its proximal end free in the right atrium...
June 1, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567086/predicting-intermittent-atrial-fibrillation-in-outpatient-clinics
#16
Mustafa Karaca, Deniz Aytekin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Palpitations are the most common complaint in cardiology outpatient clinics. These palpitations may be derived from paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) and can be easily overlooked. It is unclear whether inter-atrial conduction time (ICT) may predict the paroxysmal AF in out-patients that present with palpitations. We evaluated the ability of the ICT to predict paroxysmal AF in these patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The study group consisted of 199 patients (110 female)...
May 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562571/hemodynamic-instability-after-pulmonary-veins-isolation-in-a-patient-with-dual-chamber-pacemaker-the-phantom-injury-of-the-ventricular-lead
#17
Márcio Galindo Kiuchi, Guilherme Miglioli Lobato, Shaojie Chen
INTRODUCTION: The standard treatment of sinus node dysfunction (SND) is the pacemaker implantation, and the ideal methodology for the management of atrial fibrillation (AF) is rhythm control, but this is sometimes very hard to accomplish. For such actions, complete isolation of all pulmonary veins (PVI) is currently widely accepted as the best endpoint. CASE PRESENTATION: In this case, we report a female patient, 81 years old, with controlled hypertension, without coronary artery disease, bearer of bilateral knee replacement, and dual chamber pacemaker implanted 1...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554512/functional-atrial-undersensing-associated-with-device-algorithm-promoting-av-conduction
#18
Pasquale Crea, Angela Nicotera, Dalia Di Nunzio, Giuseppe Picciolo
A 58-year-old woman received a dual chamber pacemaker (Medtronic) for sick sinus syndrome. Given intact AV conduction the Managed Ventricular Pacing mode algorithm (MVP) was programmed. The day after, she suffered from palpitations. Her ECG showed a possible loss of atrial capture accompanied by atrial undersensing. Telemetry-supported pacemaker control confirmed the loss of capture. Undersensing of atrial signal was functional, related to long atrial refractory period in MVP mode algorithm. Device algorithms could induce false suspicions...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550929/arrhythmia-and-clinical-cardiac-findings-in-children-with-anderson-fabry-disease
#19
Hunter C Wilson, Robert J Hopkin, Peace C Madueme, Richard J Czosek, Laurie A Bailey, Michael D Taylor, John L Jefferies
Anderson-Fabry Disease (AFD) is a lysosomal storage disorder that results in progressive cardiovascular hypertrophy, scarring, and arrhythmia burden; yet, the early cardiac phenotype of AFD is still poorly defined. To further characterize early cardiac features in AFD, we evaluated electrocardiographic and clinical findings contained in a local cohort of pediatric AFD patients and arrhythmia data in children enrolled in the Fabry Registry. Twenty-six local patients aged <18 years were identified (average age 9...
July 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545873/reveal-linq-versus-reveal-xt-implantable-loop-recorders-intra-and-post-procedural-comparison
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Hoang H Nguyen, Ian H Law, Michael W Rudokas, Jennifer Lampe, Tammy M Bowman, George F Van Hare, Jennifer N Avari Silva
OBJECTIVES: To compare the procedure, recovery, hospitalization times, and costs along with patient/parent satisfaction after newer-generation cardiac implantable loop recorder (Reveal LINQ; Medtronic Inc, Minneapolis, Minnesota) and previous-generation implantable loop recorder (Reveal XT; Medtronic Inc). STUDY DESIGN: A prospective study of patients undergoing LINQ implantations between April 2014 and October 2015 was performed. Retrospective chart review of patients undergoing XT implantations was performed for comparison...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
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