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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778292/high-prevalence-of-clinically-important-echocardiographic-abnormalities-in-patients-with-a-normal-electrocardiogram-referred-for-transthoracic-echocardiography
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Jeremy R Stone, Linda Lee, Jack P Ward, R Parker Ward
BACKGROUND: Normal electrocardiographic (ECG) results have been reported to be associated with a low prevalence of structural heart disease and thus may preclude the need for transthoracic echocardiographic (TTE) imaging. The goal of this study was to determine the prevalence of important TTE abnormalities in patients with a normal ECG referred for TTE imaging. METHODS: Consecutive electrocardiograms over 6 months were reviewed. Patients with a normal ECG who underwent TTE imaging within 30 days formed the study group...
May 16, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776959/symptom-burden-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-its-relation-to-interventions-and-outcome-in-europe
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Renate B Schnabel, Ladislav Pecen, Nargiz Rzayeva, Markus Lucerna, Yanish Purmah, Francisco M Ojeda, Raffaele De Caterina, Paulus Kirchhof
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the association of atrial fibrillation symptom burden with quality of life and outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: In the Prevention of Thromboembolic Events-European Registry in Atrial Fibrillation (n=6196 patients with atrial fibrillation; mean±SD age, 71.8±10.4 years; 39.7% women), we assessed European Heart Rhythm Association score symptoms and calculated correlations with the standardized health status questionnaire (EQ-5D-5L)...
May 18, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769489/pattern-of-disease-among-patients-attending-cardiology-outpatient-department-of-a-private-hospital-of-mymensingh-bangladesh
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G K Paul, B Sen, M K Khan, T K Bhowmik, T A Khan, A K Roy
Epidemiologic transition is taking place in every part of the world. Cardiovascular diseases became the most common cause of death accounting for 30% of deaths worldwide, with 80% of the burden now occurring in developing countries. The objective of the study was to assess the Pattern of disease among patients attending Cardiology outpatient department of a private hospital. The cross sectional descriptive type of observational study was conducted among 550 patients attending Cardiology outpatient department (COPD) of Sodesh Hospital, Mymensingh, Bangladesh from March 2016 to June 2016...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768345/atypical-symptoms-in-patients-with-cervical-spondylosis-comparison-of-the-treatment-effect-of-different-surgical-approaches
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Yuqing Sun, Aikeremujiang Muheremu, Wei Tian
To compare the effectiveness of total disk replacement (TDR), anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), and laminoplasty on atypical symptoms of cervical spondylosis.Patients with confirmed diagnosis of cervical spondylosis and reported atypical symptoms such as blurred vision, headache, nausea, palpitation, tinnitus, vertigo, hypomnesia, and abdominal discomfort were retrospectively included in the present study. They were treated with TDR, ACDF, or laminoplasty depending on the etiology and patient preference...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760834/a-case-series-of-two-patients-presenting-with-pericardial-effusion-as-first-manifestation-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-with-braf-mutation-and-expression-of-pd-l1
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Muhammad Mufti, Steven Ching, Sassan Farjami, Sharareh Shahangian, Serap Sobnosky
Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Involvement of pericardium occurs once cancer has progressed to stage IV which can cause massive effusion in the pericardial sac. This can lead to cardiac tamponade which can be fatal very quickly if untreated. The following is a two patient case series in which both patients presented with large pericardial effusion. The first patient sought medical attention due to new onset palpitations and was found to have hemorrhagic pericardial effusion and pulmonary embolism (PE)...
April 2018: World Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753556/pharmacotherapy-for-postural-tachycardia-syndrome
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Amanda J Miller, Satish R Raj
Postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a disorder characterized by the presence of orthostatic symptoms (including lightheadedness, palpitations, nausea, dyspnea, and tremulousness) as well as excessive upright tachycardia. POTS predominantly affects women of childbearing age. Treating POTS involves a multi-faceted approach using non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions. There are no pharmacological treatments that are currently United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for POTS due to lack of randomized controlled trials...
May 4, 2018: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751698/-pharmacological-effect-of-schisandrae-chinensis-fructus-and-relative-active-components-on-cardiovascular-and-cerebrovascular-diseases
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Min-Yu Zhang, Hong-Wei Wu, Li-Ping Xu, Hong-Jun Yang
Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases (CCDs) are the primary causes of death in Chinese adults. With the increase in morbidity and mortality rates and the decrease in the age of onset, CCD becomes a very natural target for traditional Chinese medicine. Schisandrae Chinensis Fructus (SCF) is the dry ripe fruit of Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill., which features a sweet and sour taste and the effects of calming the heart and tranquilizing the mind. It is mainly used for treatment of dysphoria and palpitation, insomnia and dreamful sleep due to the lack of spirit preservation...
April 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748483/alexithymia-and-somatosensory-amplification-link-perceived-psychosocial-stress-and-somatic-symptoms-in-outpatients-with-psychosomatic-illness
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Mutsuhiro Nakao, Takeaki Takeuchi
BACKGROUND: Psychosomatic patients often complain of a variety of somatic symptoms. We sought to clarify the role of clinical predictors of complaints of somatic symptoms. METHODS: We enrolled 604 patients visiting a psychosomatic outpatient clinic. The outcome was the total number of somatic symptoms, and the candidate clinical predictors were perceived psychosocial stress, alexithymia, somatosensory amplification, adaptation, anxiety, and depression. All participants completed questionnaires assessing the outcome and the predictors...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738412/slco1b1-genetic-variation-and-hormone-therapy-in-menopausal-women
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Ann M Moyer, Mariza de Andrade, Stephanie S Faubion, Ekta Kapoor, Tanda Dudenkov, Richard M Weinshilboum, Virginia M Miller
OBJECTIVE: Response to menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) shows individual variation. SLCO1B1 encodes the OATP1B1 transporter expressed in the liver that transports many endogenous substances, including estrone sulfate, from the blood into hepatocytes. This study evaluated the relationship between genetic variation in SLCO1B1 and response to MHT in women enrolled in the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study (KEEPS) at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. METHODS: KEEPS participants were randomized to oral conjugated equine estrogen (n = 33, oCEE), transdermal 17β-estradiol (n = 33, tE2), or placebo (n = 34) for 48 months...
May 7, 2018: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731788/the-first-case-of-the-reveal-linq%C3%A2-insertable-cardiac-monitor-implanted-in-a-child-in-malta
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A Aquilina, O Aquilina, M Sammut, V Grech
Background: The Reveal LINQ™Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) or Implantable Loop recorder (ILR), is a miniaturized, subcutaneous, single lead, electrocardiographic monitoring device which has been extensively used in the differential diagnosis of unexplained syncope and palpitations in adults. Patient Description: We describe an asymptomatic 20-month-old boy, noted to have incidental bradycardia on routine examination and in whom Holter monitoring revealed complete heart block (CHB)...
October 2017: Images in Paediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725364/asxl1-mutations-in-chinese-patients-with-essential-thrombocythemia
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Yan-Bo Nie, Meng Sun, Colin K He, Man-Kai Ju, Fu-Ling Zhou, San-Yun Wu, Yi Zhou, Li Liu, Hui Shen, Ting-Ting Huang, Pan Liu, Ying Xu, Liang Shao, Xue-Lan Zuo
Essential thrombocythemia (ET) is characterized by thrombotic and hemorrhagic events. The association of clinical characteristics of Chinese ET patients and additional sex combs like 1 (ASXL1) mutations in these patients has remained to be elucidated. In the present study, 72 newly diagnosed Chinese ET patients were enrolled to determine ASXL1 mutations. Mutations in ASXL1, Janus kinase (JAK)2, calreticulin (CALR) and myeloproliferative leukemia (MPL) genes were detected using Sanger sequencing, and data were statistically analyzed...
May 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713551/a-combination-of-tachycardia-mediated-heart-failure-and-coronary-artery-vasospasm-induced-silent-myocardial-infarction-in-a-patient-with-severe-thyrotoxicosis
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Serena Sert Kim Khoo, Chong Mow Chu, Yin Khet Fung
Severe thyrotoxicosis can present with a myriad of cardiovascular complications. It may be mild features such as palpitations, tachycardia, and exertional dyspnea or may progress to life-threatening consequences such as atrial fibrillation, tachyarrhythmias, heart failure, myocardial infarction, and shock. In rare cases, they may present with myocardial ischemia secondary to coronary artery vasospasm. We report a case of a 59-year-old Malay gentleman who presented with fast atrial fibrillation and tachycardia-mediated heart failure that evolved to a silent myocardial infarction secondary to severe coronary artery vasospasm with undiagnosed severe thyrotoxicosis...
2018: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709318/allergic-myocardial-infarction-following-recombinant-human-insulin
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Bülent Özlek, Eda Özlek, Oğuzhan Çelik, Cem Çil, Volkan Doğan, Murat Biteker
BACKGROUND: Allergic myocardial infarction is a rare clinical entity. OBJECTIVES: Although a few number of case reports with severe anaphylactic reactions to recombinant human insulin have been reported, allergic myocardial infarction, known as Kounis Syndrome, has not been reported before. METHODS: Herein, we report a 57-year-old woman with myocardial infarction, referred for urticarial rash, chest pain, and palpitations developed after the first subcutaneous dose of recombinant human insulin...
April 27, 2018: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706057/monomorphic-ventricular-tachycardia-due-to-protease-inhibitor-intoxication-by-atazanavir
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Byunghyun Kim, Kyung Su Kim
Atazanavir is a protease inhibitor approved for use in combination with other antiretroviral drugs for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus infection. Atazanavir and other protease inhibitors can sometimes induce corrected QT prolongation and ventricular arrhythmia. A 40-year-old man with no comorbidities, except human immunodeficiency virus 1 infection, presented with palpitations 3 days after an overdose of 150 caps of atazanavir, with suicidal intent. His initial electrocardiogram showed monomorphic ventricular tachycardia, and hyperbilirubinemia was observed in his initial blood test...
April 30, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703012/successful-treatment-of-left-main-shock-syndrome-induced-by-thrombosed-coronary-artery-dissection-a-case-report
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Xiaojun Bai, Weiping Zhang, Zuyi Yuan
RATIONALE: Left main shock syndrome (LMSS) induced by thrombosed coronary artery dissection is very rare and has a fatal prognosis. Optimal treatment strategy includes early reperfusion and hemodynamic support to prevent cardiogenic shock. However, it involves the extension of technical difficulties under different conditions. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 49-year-old woman developed symptoms of left main shock syndrome. The main clinical manifestations were retrosternal pain radiating to his back and left shoulder, heavy sweating, palpitation and brachypnea...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701391/diagnostic-challenges-in-chronic-constrictive-pericarditis
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Ana Braga, Afonso Oliveira, Kevin Domingues, Maria João Andrade, Miguel Abecacis, José Pedro Neves
INTRODUCTION: Chronic constrictive pericarditis (CCP) is a disease that has multiple possible causes and is associated with variable clinical findings, depending on its severity. It develops insidiously, and in many cases, particularly in developed countries, no antecedent diagnosis can be found. These cases are termed idiopathic. Tuberculosis is the leading cause of constrictive pericarditis in developing nations but represents only a small minority in developed countries. METHODS: Here the authors describe two different case reports where tuberculosis was the probable cause of CCP...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701190/-relationship-between-unexplained-palpitation-in-children-and-head-up-tilt-test
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Tuoyu Gan, Lijia Wu, Runmei Zou, Ping Lin, Fang Li, Hong Yang, Ping Liu, Xiaohui Gong, Cheng Wang
To explore the relationship between unexplained palpitation in children and head-up tilt test (HUTT).
 Methods: A total of 142 children with the main symptom of unexplained palpitation were admitted to the Specialist Out-Patient Clinic of Children's Cardiovascular Disease from Sept. 2008 to Feb. 2017 in the Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University. Among them, 63 cases were male, 79 cases were female, with the mean age of (10.12±2.88) years old. The detailed history, physical examinations, conventional 12 electrocardiogram, chest X-ray, echocardiography, myocardial enzymes and thyroid function were all examined...
March 28, 2018: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695647/a-case-of-tsh-secreting-pituitary-adenoma-with-cyclic-fluctuations-in-serum-tsh-levels
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Hideyuki Okuma, Koshi Hashimoto, Takuya Ohashi, Masatomo Mihara, Isao Minami, Hajime Izumiyama, Shigekazu Sasaki, Naoko Inoshita, Hiroshi Nishioka, Shozo Yamada, Takanobu Yoshimoto
A 29-year-old man was referred to our department due to adrenal insufficiency with the inappropriate secretion of TSH (SITSH). Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a pituitary tumor. A weak TSH response in the TRH test, elevated sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) levels, and the absence of a family medical history of SITSH or TRβ gene mutations supported the diagnosis of TSH-secreting pituitary adenoma (TSHoma). However, complete TSH suppression and a blunted cholesterol response in the T3 suppression test as well as normal glycoprotein α-subunit (α-GSU) levels were not compatible with TSHoma...
April 26, 2018: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690969/molecular-pathogenesis-of-chewable-tobacco
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Saeeda Baig, Zile Rubab, Wasfa Farooq
In Pakistan, extensive use of several precarious chewable tobacco formulations has made oral cancer the second leading malignancy. Selection of literature was done by a survey of studies published from 1990 to 2017 mainly, from PUBMED and few from other search engines, on naswar, gutka, areca nut and betel quid, which included published reviews, original articles and other data sources on chewable tobacco, its epidemiology, pathological implications, and psychological effects. These studies have revealed that the chemicals in these formulations bind and mutate DNA of oral mucosa through down regulating cellular repair pathways and upregulating genetic networks associated with pathogenesis...
May 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688316/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-strategies-for-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-dysplasia-cardiomyopathy-patient
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Weijia Wang, Cynthia A James, Hugh Calkins
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) is a rare inherited heart muscle disease characterized by ventricular tachyarrhythmia, predominant right ventricular dysfunction, and sudden cardiac death. Its pathophysiology involves close interaction between genetic mutations and exposure to physical activity. Mutations in genes encoding desmosomal protein are the most common genetic basis. Genetic testing plays important roles in diagnosis and screening of family members. Syncope, palpitation, and lightheadedness are the most common symptoms...
April 23, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
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