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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29804069/coronary-artery-fistula-and-mid-cavitary-obstructive-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-a-rare-association
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Sushant Wattal, Hashir Kareem, Tom Devasia, Ganesh Paramasivam
We report a case of a 60-year-old man with a history of angina on exertion (New York Heart Association Class II) who was found to have mid-cavitary obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy on two-dimensional echocardiography and whose coronary angiogram showed right coronary artery-left ventricular fistula, with no significant coronary atherosclerosis suggestive of ischaemic heart disease. The patient was started on beta-blocker therapy, and on follow-up his angina improved. The patient had a benign course and did not have any progressive heart failure or acute coronary syndrome on follow-up...
May 26, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782286/-ngal-as-a-marker-for-some-extrarenal-complications-in-acute-coronary-syndrome
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M A Shalenkova, Z D Mikhailova, P F Klimkin
AIM: To study the role of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) as a marker for extrarenal complications in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: For 110 patients with ACS on days 1-3 of hospitalization, concentrations of NGAL, serum (s-NGAL) and urinary (u-NGAL) NGAL, and N-terminal fragment of pro-B natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) were measured, and transthoracic echocardiography was performed. Incidence of cardiovascular complications was determined during the stay in the hospital; hemodynamic parameters (systolic and diastolic blood pressure, heart rate) were measured on admission...
2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744618/association-between-central-venous-pressure-as-assessed-by-echocardiography-left-ventricular-function-and-acute-cardio-renal-syndrome-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Shafik Khoury, Arie Steinvil, Amir Gal-Oz, Gilad Margolis, Aviram Hochstatd, Yan Topilsky, Gad Keren, Yacov Shacham
BACKGROUND: Recent reports have demonstrated the adverse effects of venous congestion on renal function in patients with heart failure. None of these trials, however, has evaluated the effect of acute myocardial ischemia on the occurrence of acute kidney injury (AKI). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 1336 ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) between June 2012 and June 2016...
May 9, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617974/association-between-layer-specific-global-longitudinal-strain-and-adverse-outcomes-following-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Kristoffer Grundtvig Skaarup, Allan Iversen, Peter Godsk Jørgensen, Flemming Javier Olsen, Gabriela Llado Grove, Jan Skov Jensen, Tor Biering-Sørensen
Aims: To investigate the prognostic value of layer-specific global longitudinal strain (GLS) in predicting heart failure (HF) and cardiovascular death (CD) following acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods and results: In this retrospective study, 465 ACS patients underwent transthoracic echocardiography following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The primary endpoint was the composite of HF and/or CD with a median follow-up time of 4.6 (0.2-6.3) years. During follow-up 199 patients (42...
March 30, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609885/institution-of-localized-high-frequency-electrical-stimulation-targeting-early-myocardial-infarction-effects-on-left-ventricle-function-and-geometry
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Michael C Genau, Paige E Perreault, Eva Romito, Heather Doviak, Christina B Logdon, Stephen Ruble, Francis G Spinale
BACKGROUND: Although strategies have focused on myocardial salvage/regeneration in the context of an acute coronary syndrome and a myocardial infarction (MI), interventions targeting the formed MI region and altering the course of the post-MI remodeling process have not been as well studied. This study tested the hypothesis that localized high-frequency stimulation instituted within a formed MI region using low-amplitude electrical pulses would favorably change the trajectory of changes in left ventricle geometry and function...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600543/speckle-tracking-analysis-in-intensive-care-unit-a-toy-or-a-tool
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Antonello D'Andrea, Juri Radmilovic, Donato Mele, Flavio D'Ascenzi, Eustachio Agricola, Andreina Carbone, Francesco Lo Iudice, Giuseppina Novo, Francesco Ancona, Francesca Maria Righini, Sergio Mondillo, Eduardo Bossone, Maurizio Galderisi
The use of conventional echocardiography in the intensive care unit (ICU) is today established to assess left and right ventricular systolic function, for preload determination and procedural guidance. Next step in ICU echocardiography could be the use of novel ultrasound techniques such as strain echocardiography to assist in the management of patients with acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, or pulmonary embolism. This review has gathered the available evidence supporting the incremental value of strain in the diagnostic workup of cardiac diseases treated in ICU...
April 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544940/left-ventricular-hypertrophy-offsets-the-sex-difference-in-cardiovascular-risk-the-campania-salute-network
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Eva Gerdts, Raffaele Izzo, Costantino Mancusi, Maria Angela Losi, Maria Virginia Manzi, Grazia Canciello, Nicola De Luca, Bruno Trimarco, Giovanni de Simone
BACKGROUND: In general, women have lower risk for cardiovascular disease. We tested whether this sex-specific protection persists also in the presence of hypertensive left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). METHODS: 12,329 women and men with hypertension and free from prevalent cardiovascular disease enrolled in the prospective Campania Salute Network registry were followed over a median of 4.1years. Subjects were grouped according to the absence or the presence of LVH identified by echocardiography using validated sex-specific cut-off values of LV mass index (>47g/m2...
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531383/-kawasaki-disease-shock-syndrome-a-case-report
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Giuseppe Vieni, Sara Pusceddu, Ivana Bruno, Luca Ragni, Federico Marchetti
Kawasaki disease is a systemic vasculitis that presents with stable vital signs. Although it is well known that Kawasaki disease can cause myocarditis, tachycardia and heart failure during the acute stage, Kawasaki disease shock syndrome (KDSS) has recently been described. It is characterized by hypotension, signs and symptoms of poor perfusion and a shock-like state. We report the case of a 7-year-old boy with KDSS who presented with persistent fever, conjunctival injection, laterocervical lymphadenitis, and echocardiography showing signs of myocardial dysfunction and shock...
February 2018: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29521328/arterial-excess%C3%A2-reservoir-pressure-integral-as-a-predictor-of-cardiovascular-complications-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Agata Schneider, Tomasz Krauze, Andrzej Mińczykowski, Miłosz Dziarmaga, Jarosław Piskorski, Adam Szczepanik, Agnieszka Banaszak, Przemysław Guzik, Andrzej Wykrętowicz
INTRODUCTION    The excess pressure-time integral (excess PTI) and reservoir pressure-time integral(reservoir PTI) are new measures derived from blood pressure (BP) waveform decomposition. Thesemarkers predict cardiovascular (CV) complications and are associated with target organ  damage inpa tients on antihypertensive treatment or those with chronic and acute heart failure. OBJECTIVES    We investigated whether reservoir PTI or excess PTI predict future CV events (death, stroke, myocardial infarction [MI]) in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and reduced ejection fraction (EF)...
April 30, 2018: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447786/high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-t-left-ventricular-function-and-outcome-in-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome
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K M Eggers, T Jernberg, B Lindahl
BACKGROUND: Cardiac troponin (cTn) levels reflect infarct size and depressed left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS). However, there is very limited information on whether cTn measured with a high-sensitivity (hs) assay would provide incremental prognostic information to the LVEF in NSTE-ACS patients. METHODS: This was a registry-based study (SWEDEHEART registry) investigating 20,652 NSTE-ACS patients with available information on hs-cTnT (highest level recorded during the hospitalization) and the LVEF estimated using echocardiography...
March 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357708/impact-of-systolic-pulmonary-artery-pressure-on-all-cause-mortality-in-elderly-cardiac-patients
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Salim Bary Barywani, Michael Fu
OBJECTIVE: Elevated systolic pulmonary artery pressure (sPAP) is common among elderly patients with cardiac and pulmonary diseases. The lowest level of sPAP associated with increased mortality rate in octogenarians with cardiac diseases is however not sufficiently studied. Therefore, the present study aimed to identify the lowest level of sPAP associated with increased 5-year all-cause mortality in this patient group. DESIGN: Of 538 octogenarians presented at the three Sahlgrenska University Hospitals (Sahlgrenska, Östra and Mölndal) with either congestive heart failure (CHF) or acute coronary syndrome (ACS), only 302 patients who had undergone echocardiography with data on sPAP were included in the present study...
April 2018: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296166/multimodal-imaging-for-the-assessment-of-a-cardiac-mass-a-case-of-primary-cardiac-sarcoma
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Benjamin Abels, Steffen Pfeiffer, Jana Stix, Johannes Schwab
We present a case of an 85-year-old patient who underwent clinical work-up for chronic heart failure, acute coronary syndrome, and pulmonary embolism, until she was diagnosed with a cardiac mass that was histologically identified as sarcoma. The aim of this educational case report is to raise awareness of cardiac masses and to point out diagnostic hints towards a cardiac tumor on chest X-ray, coronary angiography, echocardiography, and chest CT. Moreover, the vital role of cardiac magnetic resonance for the diagnosis of a cardiac mass is highlighted...
November 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230260/-epidemiological-features-of-cardiorenal-syndrome-a-study-of-36-cases-in-the-cardiology-department-in-dakar
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Malick Bodian, Awa Thiaw, Simon Antoine Sarr, Kana Babaka, Fatou Aw, Aliou Alassane Ngaïde, Mouhamadou Bamba Ndiaye, Adama Kane, Modou Jobe, Alassane Mbaye, Maboury Diao, Moustapha Sarr, Serigne Abdou Ba
Introduction: Cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) is a pathophysiologic disorder of the heart and the kidneys whereby acute or chronic dysfunction in one organ may induce acute or chronic dysfunction of the other. In Africa, particularly in Senegal, the incidence of cardiorenal syndrome is not accurately known. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of CRS in the Cardiology Department. Methods: We conducted a retrospective study including all patients with heart failure associated with alteration of renal function, hospitalized in the Cardiology Department between April 2010 and April 2011...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171097/usefulness-of-left-ventricular-strain-analysis-in-patients-with-takotsubo-syndrome-during-acute-phase
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Andre Dias, Emiliana Franco, Manolo Rubio, Vikas Bhalla, Gregg S Pressman, Sarah Amanullah, Kathy Hebert, Vincent M Figueredo
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is peculiar clinical condition often resembling an acute coronary syndrome and mostly affecting postmenopausal women after a stressful trigger. TTS was initially thought to be a relatively benign condition. However, current data have shown it may be associated with considerable inpatient morbidity and carry a small, but important, mortality risk. METHODS: We hypothesized that left ventricular (LV) regional and global longitudinal strain (GLS) assessed with 2D speckle tracking echocardiography could identify early systolic functional impairment and predict in-hospital cardiovascular events...
February 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929616/noninvasive-assessment-of-left-ventricular-end-diastolic-pressure-by-deceleration-time-of-early-diastolic-mitral-annular-velocity-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Kazushi Takemoto, Kumiko Hirata, Takeshi Hozumi, Takashi Tanimoto, Makoto Orii, Yasutsugu Shiono, Yoshiki Matsuo, Yasushi Ino, Hironori Kitabata, Takashi Kubo, Atsushi Tanaka, Takashi Akasaka
OBJECTIVE: To examine the diagnostic ability of the deceleration time of early mitral annular velocity (e'DT) as determined by tissue Doppler velocity image, a method for assessing LV filling pressure. BACKGROUNDS: Estimation of LV filling pressure by Doppler echocardiography requires a combination of various parameters. Therefore, there remains a need for a simple index in LV filling pressure estimation. The e' is known to be reduced and delayed with increased LV filling pressure during development of heart failure...
September 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817542/safety-of-transesophageal-echocardiography%C3%A2-guided-electrical-cardioversion-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-inadequate-anticoagulation
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Joanna Zaprutko, Artur Baszko, Michał Michalak, Karol Kochman, Radosław Szymański, Jan Kłopocki, Anna Nowicka, Rafał Dankowski, Marek Michalski, Piotr Kałmucki, Andrzej Szyszka
INTRODUCTION    Restoring sinus rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)/atrial flutter (AFl) requires adequate oral anticoagulation prior to direct current cardioversion (DCC). Some patients eligible for DCC are not properly anticoagulated. OBJECTIVES    The aim of the study was to assess risk factors for thrombus and spontaneous echo contrast (SEC) in the left atrium (LA) as well as the safety profile of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)-guided DCC in patients with inadequate anticoagulation...
August 9, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740778/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-after-head-and-neck-reconstructive-surgery
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Masanori Mori, Hayato Nagashima, Satoshi Akazawa, Noriko Saegusa, Yuichi Ichikawa, Kei Iida, Kotaro Yoshimura, Masahiro Nakagawa
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a form of transient heart failure that clinically mimics acute coronary syndrome and is characterized by left ventricular wall motion abnormalities. The pathophysiology of TCM is not well established. TCM is often preceded by emotional or physical stress and may occur after surgery. We present 3 cases of TCM occurring after head and neck reconstructive surgery. Echocardiography plays a central role in the diagnosis of TCM. Left ventricular wall motion abnormalities extend beyond the territory of a single coronary artery...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721147/the-importance-of-two-metabolic-syndrome-diagnostic-criteria-and-body-fat-distribution-in-predicting-clinical-severity-and-prognosis-of-acute-myocardial-infarction
#18
Marko Mornar Jelavic, Zdravko Babic, Hrvoje Pintaric
INTRODUCTION: The interrelation between metabolic syndrome (MetS) (the revised National Cholesterol Education Program-Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP-ATP III) and International Diabetes Federation (IDF)) and obesity indices in predicting clinical severity and prognosis of acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is insufficiently known. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This prospective study included 250 acute STEMI patients treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546529/the-safety-of-electrical-cardioversion-under-the-control-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-inadequate-anticoagulation
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Joanna Zaprutko, Artur Baszko, Michał Michalak, Karol Kochman, Radosław Szymański, Jan Kłopocki, Anna Nowicka, Rafał Dankowski, Marek Michalski, Piotr Kałmucki, Andrzej Szyszka
INTRODUCTION    Restoring sinus rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)/atrial flutter (AF) requires adequate oral anticoagulation (OAC) prior to direct current cardioversion (DCC). Some patients eligible for DCC are not properly anticoagulated. OBJECTIVES    Assessment of risk factors for thrombus and spontaneous echo contrast (SEC) in the left atrium (LA) as well as the safety profile of DCC under transesophageal echocardiography control (TEE) in patients with inadequate anticoagulation. PATIENTS AND METHODS    From the cohort of 316 patients admitted for DCC, 139 (age 63...
May 25, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120157/subclinical-markers-of-cardiovascular-disease-predict-adverse-outcomes-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-with-normal-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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Samir Sulemane, Vasileios F Panoulas, Athanasios Bratsas, Julia Grapsa, Edwina A Brown, Petros Nihoyannopoulos
Emerging cardiovascular biomarkers, such as speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) and aortic pulse wave velocity (aPWV), have recently demonstrated the presence of subclinical left ventricular dysfunction and arterial stiffening in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and no previous cardiovascular history. However, limited information exists on the prognostic impact of these biomarkers. We aimed to investigate whether STE and aPWV predict major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in this patient population...
May 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
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