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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525971/left-ventricular-mural-thrombus-and-dual-coronary-embolization-associated-with-hyperthyroid-cardiomyopathy-and-atrial-fibrillation-a-case-report
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Guohui Liu, Ping Yang, Yuquan He
BACKGROUND: The majority of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) events are caused by thrombotic occlusion of the coronary artery, secondary to atherosclerotic plaque erosion or rupture. However, coronary embolism (CE), while rare, is being increasingly recognized as an important cause of AMI. We present the case of a patient with multi-site coronary artery embolization associated with hyperthyroid-related cardiomyopathy and atrial fibrillation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 49-year-old female with a history of hyperthyroidism and atrial fibrillation (AF) was admitted to our hospital presenting with right upper limb pain and swelling...
May 19, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523319/amyloidosis-a-rare-cause-of-refractory-heart-failure-in-a-young-female
#2
Irina Iuliana Costache, Claudia Florida Costea, Mihai Danciu, Victor Vlad Costan, Viviana Aursulesei, Gabriela FlorenŢa Dumitrescu, Mihaela Dana Turliuc, Anca Sava
Cardiac amyloidosis may occur in any type of systemic amyloidosis. The clinical picture is often characterized by restrictive cardiomyopathy. We report the case of a 41-year-old female patient admitted to the Department of Cardiology with clinical signs of right heart failure: congested jugular veins, hepatomegaly, peripheral edema, ascites associated with atrial fibrillation, low values of arterial blood pressure and oliguria. Echocardiographic findings were helpful for the diagnosis of cardiac amyloidosis: enlarged atrial cavities, normal size ventricles, thickened ventricular septum and posterior left ventricle wall with normal left ventricular ejection fraction, mitral and tricuspid regurgitation...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522677/synergistic-effect-of-dofetilide-and-mexiletine-on-prevention-of-atrial-fibrillation
#3
Guizhi Liu, Xiaolin Xue, Chuanyu Gao, Jiaqi Huang, Datun Qi, Yanzhou Zhang, Jian-Zeng Dong, Chang-Sheng Ma, Gan-Xin Yan
BACKGROUND: Although atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common abnormal heart rhythm and its prevalence continues to rise, there is a marked paucity of effective and safe antiarrhythmic drugs for AF. This study was done to test whether combined use of dofetilide and mexiletine exhibits not only a synergistic effect on AF suppression but also a safer profile in drug-induced ventricular proarrhythmias. METHODS AND RESULTS: The effects of dofetilide plus mexiletine on atrial effective refractory period (ERP), AF inducibility, QT, and QT-related ventricular arrhythmias were studied using the isolated arterially perfused rabbit atrial and ventricular wedge preparations...
May 18, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515825/late-presentation-of-aortic-aneurysm-and-dissection-following-cardiac-catheterization
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Abimbola Shofu, G Mustafa Awan, Bassam Omar, Ghazanfar Qureshi
We report a 63-year-old female with hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and prior pacemaker insertion for atrial fibrillation with symptomatic bradycardia, who was admitted with substernal chest pressure and diaphoresis. Her electrocardiogram revealed atrial fibrillation with demand ventricular pacing and her cardiac biomarkers were negative for acute coronary syndrome. Echocardiogram revealed normal left ventricular systolic function and normal aortic root diameter. Coronary angiography revealed 60-70% obtuse marginal lesion, otherwise mild disease...
April 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514319/prospective-external-validation-of-three-preoperative-risk-scores-for-prediction-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-after-cardiac-surgery
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Matthew J Cameron, Diem T T Tran, Jean Abboud, Ethan K Newton, Houman Rashidian, Jean-Yves Dupuis
BACKGROUND: Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is associated with early and late morbidity and mortality of cardiac surgical patients. Prophylactic treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) has been recommended to improve outcome in cardiac surgical patients at high risk of developing POAF. Reliable models for prediction of POAF are needed to achieve that goal. This study attempted to externally validate 3 risk models proposed for preoperative prediction of POAF in cardiac surgical patients: the POAF score, the CHA2DS2-VASc score, and the Atrial Fibrillation Risk Index...
May 12, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513114/when-cardioversion-may-be-complicated
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Marina Leitman, Vladimir Tyomkin, Eli Peleg, Therese Fuchs, Ziad Gabara, Zvi Vered
BACKGROUND: In recent years cardioversion of atrial fibrillation has become a routine procedure, enabling symptomatic functional improvement in most cases. However, some patients develop complications after cardioversion. Identifying these individuals is an important step toward improving patient outcome. OBJECTIVES: To characterize those patients who may not benefit from cardioversion or who may develop complications following cardioversion. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 186 episodes of cardioversion in 163 patients with atrial fibrillation who were admitted to our cardiology department between 2008 and 2013 based on their clinical and echocardiographic data...
May 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512751/giant-torturous-left-circumflex-artery-draining-to-the-right-atrium
#7
Lenka Eremiasova, Petr Kuchynka, Lukas Lambert, Tomas Palecek
Coronary artery anomalies represent a diverse group of congenital disorders characterized by abnormalities of coronary arteries anatomy. We describe an extremely rare case of giant torturous left circumflex artery draining to the right atrium manifesting by palpitations and atrial fibrillation.
May 16, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510678/trends-and-patterns-of-geographic-variation-in-cardiovascular-mortality-among-us-counties-1980-2014
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Gregory A Roth, Laura Dwyer-Lindgren, Amelia Bertozzi-Villa, Rebecca W Stubbs, Chloe Morozoff, Mohsen Naghavi, Ali H Mokdad, Christopher J L Murray
Importance: In the United States, regional variation in cardiovascular mortality is well-known but county-level estimates for all major cardiovascular conditions have not been produced. Objective: To estimate age-standardized mortality rates from cardiovascular diseases by county. Design and Setting: Deidentified death records from the National Center for Health Statistics and population counts from the US Census Bureau, the National Center for Health Statistics, and the Human Mortality Database from 1980 through 2014 were used...
May 16, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507892/a-case-of-massive-hemoptysis-following-transesophageal-echocardiogram
#9
Sean J Callahan, Robert M Jones, Dana Albon, Andrew D Mihalek
INTRODUCTION: Tracheal intubation leading to injury of the airway is a rare complication of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Tracheal trauma is not a described complication of TEE, and safety literature for this procedure remains silent on the matter. We describe the case of a patient on systemic anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy who underwent TEE and suffered massive hemoptysis requiring bronchial artery embolization (BAE). CASE PRESENTATION: An elderly patient was admitted to the hospital with recently diagnosed atrial fibrillation and shortness of breath...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507570/scai-atrial-natriuretic-peptide-gene-polymorphisms-and-their-possible-association-with-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-a-preliminary-report
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Janusz Siebert, Łukasz Lewicki, Jolanta Myśliwska, Monika Młotkowska, Jan Rogowski
INTRODUCTION: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a frequently encountered complication after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), but its underlying mechanisms are still unclear. The natriuretic peptides have been reported as markers for predicting the occurrence of postoperative AF. This study evaluates whether the ScaI ANP gene polymorphisms predict the occurrence of postoperative AF. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective study of 203 consecutive patients with coronary artery disease undergoing elective CABG was undertaken for atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) ScaI gene polymorphism...
April 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506578/-congenital-heart-disease-in-adolescents-and-adults-management-in-a-general-cardiology-department-in-senegal
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A Mbaye, M Bodian, A A Ngaïdé, H Abdourafiq, M C B O Leye, S Savodogo, F Aw, M Ndiaye, I Kouamé, K Babaka, M Dioum, N D Gaye, S A Sarr, M B Ndiaye, A D Kane, A Kane
BACKGROUND: Congenital heart diseases in adults include malformations treated in childhood that decompensate secondarily and those asymptomatic at birth, appear later. This study aims to identify congenital heart diseases in adults in general cardiology department of Senegal and to assess clinical presentations, treatment and outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional and descriptive study based on the records of patients aged at least 16 years and followed for congenital heart disease in the cardiology department of the General Hospital of Grand-Yoff in Dakar between May 2003 and March 2015...
May 12, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506476/adherence-to-lipid-management-guidelines-is-associated-with-lower-mortality-and-major-adverse-limb-events-in-patients-undergoing-revascularization-for-chronic-limb-threatening-ischemia
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Thomas F X O'Donnell, Sarah E Deery, Jeremy D Darling, Katie E Shean, Murray A Mittleman, Gabrielle N Yee, Matthew R Dernbach, Marc L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVE: The 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association lipid management guidelines recommend high-intensity statins for all patients ≤75 years old with chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) and moderate-intensity statins for CLTI patients >75 years old without contraindications or on dialysis, but these recommendations are based primarily on coronary and stroke data. We aimed to validate these guidelines in patients with CLTI and to assess current adherence to these recommendations...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500479/-catheter-ablation-of-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-where-do-we-go
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C Lemeš, K-H Kuck, S Mathew
Despite the very promising initial results of clinical studies, catheter ablation of persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) remains a challenge in modern electrophysiology. On the basis of the hypothesized pathophysiological mechanisms, a variety of ablation strategies have been developed over the course of time. The current ablation strategies range from pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) alone as first-line therapy, through ablation of multiple linear lesions, ablation of complex fractionated atrial electrograms (CFAE), rotor ablation, isolation of fibrotic and scar tissue up to isolation of the left atrial appendage (LAA); however, it is unclear even to the present day whether these complex and time-consuming strategies actually improve the success rate of ablation therapy...
May 12, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499672/association-of-elevated-pulmonary-artery-systolic-pressure-with-stroke-and-systemic-embolic-events-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Keigo Kanbayashi, Yuichiro Minami, Shintaro Haruki, Ryozo Maeda, Ryosuke Itani, Kyomi Ashihara, Nobuhisa Hagiwara
BACKGROUND: Echocardiographically estimated pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) is a non-invasive widely available method that is used to estimate pulmonary arterial pressure. Although elevated PASP predicts mortality in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), the relationship between PASP and embolic events is unclear. This study aimed to determine whether elevated PASP is associated with stroke and systemic embolic events in a tertiary referral HCM cohort. METHODS: This study included 374 clinically diagnosed patients with HCM...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497941/antiarrhythmic-effects-of-ranolazine-used-both-alone-for-prevention-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-as-an-add-on-to-intravenous-amiodarone-for-its-pharmacological-cardioversion-a-meta-analysis
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Renato DE Vecchis, Carmelina Ariano, Anna Giasi, Carmela Cioppa
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence from relatively small randomized controlled trials would seem to support a useful role of ranolazine for the prevention and treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). The present study is aimed at providing information about the possible beneficial anti-arrhythmic properties of ranolazine. In particular, the meta-analysis carried out in this study focuses on the application of ranolazine to prophylaxis and treatment of atrial fibrillation. METHODS: Both randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and non randomized observational studies concerning the effects of ranolazine on AF were included in the meta-analysis...
May 10, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493849/effects-of-pressure-variation-and-atrial-fibrillation-on-cardiomems-%C3%A2-hf-measured-pulmonary-artery-diastolic-pressure-comparison-of-device-averaged-and-visually-inspected-waveforms
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Aaron M Wolfson, Omid Yousefian, Lindsay Short, Daniel O'Brien, Guy Talmor, Jessica Qiu, Andrew Yoon, Michael Fong, Leslie Saxon, Rahul Doshi, Luanda Grazette, David M Shavelle
OBJECTIVE: Heart failure (HF) management guided by implantable hemodynamic monitoring reduces hospitalization rates. Hemodynamic data from the CardioMEMS(™) HF system includes device-averaged pulmonary artery pressures (PAP) and heart rate. Agreement of device-averaged values compared to the standard method of visual inspection of pressure waveforms at end-expiration is unknown. We evaluated the agreement between device-averaged and visually inspected end-expiratory PAP. APPROACH: Twenty-one patients implanted with the CardioMEMS(™) HF system were evaluated...
May 11, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492786/the-brazilian-registry-of-adult-patient-undergoing-cardiovascular-surgery-the-bypass-project-results-of-the-first-1-722-patients
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Walter J Gomes, Rita Simone Moreira, Alexandre Cabral Zilli, Luiz Carlos Bettiati, Fernando Augusto Marinho Dos Santos Figueira, Stephanie Steremberg Pires D' Azevedo, Marcelo José Ferreira Soares, Marcio Pimentel Fernandes, Roberto Vito Ardito, Renata Andrea Barberio Bogdan, Valquíria Pelisser Campagnucci, Diana Nakasako, Renato Abdala Karam Kalil, Clarissa Garcia Rodrigues, Anilton Bezerra Rodrigues, Marcelo Matos Cascudo, Fernando Antibas Atik, Elson Borges Lima, Vinicius José da Silva Nina, Renato Albuquerque Heluy, Lisandro Gonçalves Azeredo, Odilon Silva Henrique, José Teles de Mendonça, Katharina Kelly de Oliveira Gama Silva, Marcelo Pandolfo, José Dantas de Lima, Renato Max Faria, Jonas Pereira Dos Santos, Rodrigo Pereira Paez, Guilherme Henrique Biachi Coelho, Sergio Nunes Pereira, Roberta Senger, Enio Buffolo, Guido Marco Caputi, José Amalth do Espírito Santo, Juliana Aparecida Borges de Oliveira, Otavio Berwanger, Alexandre Biasi Cavalcanti, Fabio B Jatene
Objective: To report the early results of the BYPASS project - the Brazilian registrY of adult Patient undergoing cArdiovaScular Surgery - a national, observational, prospective, and longitudinal follow-up registry, aiming to chart a profile of patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery in Brazil, assessing the data harvested from the initial 1,722 patients. Methods: Data collection involved institutions throughout the whole country, comprising 17 centers in 4 regions: Southeast (8), Northeast (5), South (3), and Center-West (1)...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491158/an-unusual-cause-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-young-active-duty-soldier
#18
Rafik BenAbda, Anne Gunn, Eric Roberge, Ting-Wei Yang
Coronary artery fistula (CAF) is an abnormality in which the coronary artery has an anomalous connection with a venous structure such as the coronary sinus or atrium. CAF is usually congenital, but may be acquired. The prevalence in the general population is low with many asymptomatic and discovered incidentally. When symptomatic, CAF may present with dyspnea, decreasing functional capacity, and/or arrhythmia. We report a case of a young otherwise healthy active duty male with progressive symptoms of dizziness and exertional fatigue with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation...
June 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489475/antithrombotic-strategies-for-preventing-long-term-major-adverse-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-who-undergo-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#19
Manan Pareek, Deepak L Bhatt, Jürrien M Ten Berg, Steen D Kristensen, Erik L Grove
Balancing the risk of recurrent ischemia and bleeding among patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is challenging. Postprocedural antithrombotic therapy aims to reduce the risk related to coronary artery disease, stent placement, and atrial fibrillation, with acceptable risks of bleeding. Areas Covered: This brief review summarizes evidence and recommendations related to long-term antithrombotic strategies in such patients. An overview of the findings from recent meta-analyses and select observational studies is provided, and important completed and ongoing randomized trials are described in detail...
May 10, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486696/coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-within-48%C3%A2-hours-after-cardiac-arrest-due-to-acute-myocardial-infarction
#20
Christina Grothusen, Christine Friedrich, Tim Attmann, Jette Meinert, Eva Ohnewald, Ulysses Ulbricht, Katharina Huenges, Assad Haneya, Derk Frank, Jan-Thorsten Graesner, Jan Schoettler, Jochen Cremer
OBJECTIVES: Cardiac arrest (CA) in patients with acute myocardial infarction is associated with a poor prognosis. Due to the additional trauma, risk of stroke and lack of data, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a controversial revascularization strategy for patients who cannot be treated percutaneously. Against this background, we investigated the outcome of patients from our department with acute myocardial infarction undergoing CABG after CA. METHODS: Between January 2001 and January 2015, 129 patients with preoperative CA due to acute myocardial infarction underwent CABG at our institution within 48 h after the CA had occurred...
May 8, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
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