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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720694/myocardial-infarction-masquerading-as-myocarditis-in-a-patient-with-factor-v-leiden-unmasked-with-mr
#1
Jason Leo Walsh, Benjamin Howell Lole Harris, Walid Gharzuddine, Hussain Isma'eel
We present a case of a 21-year-old man presenting with sharp left-sided chest pain. A CT pulmonary angiogram was negative, ECG was unremarkable and a mild troponin rise was observed. Myocarditis was suspected as the most likely diagnosis, particularly in view of the patient's previous diagnosis of myocarditis 3 years prior. A cardiac MRI was indicative of an acute mid-anterior myocardial infarction (MI) and an old inferior MI with an associated aneurysm. A subsequent angiogram revealed a subtotal occlusion in the second diagonal artery, likely precipitated by homozygous factor V Leiden...
July 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717414/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-in-patients-with-acute-cardiac-injury-and-unobstructed-coronary-arteries
#2
Giovanni Salvatore Camastra, Stefano Sbarbati, Massimiliano Danti, Luca Cacciotti, Raffaella Semeraro, Sabino Walter Della Sala, Gerardo Ansalone
AIM: To define the role of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) by analyzing a particular group of patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and normal coronary angiogram. METHODS: From January 2009 to December 2015, we examined 220 patients with clinical suspicion of ACS, Troponin elevation [the threshold used to define a positive Troponin T test (TnT) was 0.1 ng/mL] and no significant coronary disease at angiography (the patients were considered to have significant angiographic disease only a 50% stenosis was detected in any of their coronary arteries)...
June 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713599/lyme-carditis-buried-beneath-st-segment-elevations
#3
Basia Michalski, Adrian Umpierrez De Reguero
Lyme disease is caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi and is carried to human hosts by infected ticks. There are nearly 30,000 cases of Lyme disease reported to the CDC each year, with 3-4% of those cases reporting Lyme carditis. The most common manifestation of Lyme carditis is partial heart block following bacterial-induced inflammation of the conducting nodes. Here we report a 45-year-old gentleman that presented to the hospital with intense nonradiating chest pressure and tightness. Lab studies were remarkable for elevated troponins...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713431/an-unexpected-cause-of-bradycardia-in-a-patient-with-bacterial-meningitis
#4
Petros Ioannou, Magdalini Velegraki, Stella Soundoulounaki, Achilleas Gikas, Diamantis P Kofteridis
Sinus bradycardia which is a sinus rhythm with a resting heart rate of less than 60 bpm is caused by intrinsic cardiac disorders like sick sinus syndrome or inferior myocardial infarction, metabolic and environmental causes (such as hypothyroidism and electrolyte disorders), medications (such as beta-blockers and amiodarone), infection (such as myocarditis), increased intracranial pressure, and toxic exposure, while it can sometimes be a normal phenomenon, especially during sleep, in athletes, and during pregnancy...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707261/from-inflammation-to-fibrosis-molecular-and-cellular-mechanisms-of-myocardial-tissue-remodelling-and-perspectives-on-differential-treatment-opportunities
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REVIEW
Navin Suthahar, Wouter C Meijers, Herman H W Silljé, Rudolf A de Boer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this review, we highlight the most important cellular and molecular mechanisms that contribute to cardiac inflammation and fibrosis. We also discuss the interplay between inflammation and fibrosis in various precursors of heart failure (HF) and how such mechanisms can contribute to myocardial tissue remodelling and development of HF. RECENT FINDINGS: Recently, many research articles attempt to elucidate different aspects of the interplay between inflammation and fibrosis...
July 13, 2017: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695302/argatroban-attenuates-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-in-rats-by-reducing-fibrosis-inflammation-apoptosis-and-protease-activated-receptor-expression
#6
Yogesh Bulani, Shyam Sunder Sharma
PURPOSE: Chronic diabetes is associated with cardiovascular dysfunctions. Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is one of the serious cardiovascular complications associated with diabetes. Despite significant efforts in understanding the pathophysiology of DCM, management of DCM is not adequate due to its complex pathophysiology. Recently, involvement of protease-activated receptors (PARs) has been postulated in cardiovascular diseases. These receptors are activated by thrombin, trypsin, or other serine proteases...
July 10, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659139/the-unique-value-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-in-patients-with-suspected-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-culprit-free-coronary-angiograms
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Roman Panovský, Júlia Borová, Martin Pleva, Věra Feitová, Petr Novotný, Vladimír Kincl, Tomáš Holeček, Jaroslav Meluzín, Ondřej Sochor, Radka Štěpánová
BACKGROUND: Patients with chest pain, elevated troponin, and unobstructed coronary disease present a clinical dilemma. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incremental diagnostic value of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in a cohort of patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and unobstructed coronary arteries. RESULTS: Data files of patients meeting the inclusion criteria in two cardiology centres were searched and analysed. The inclusion criteria included: 1) thoracic pain suspected with ACS; 2) a significant increase in the high-sensitive Troponin T value; 3) ECG changes; 4) coronary arteries without any significant stenosis; 5) a CMR examination included in the diagnostic process; 6) an uncertain diagnosis before the CMR exam; and 7) the absence of known CMR and contrast media contraindications...
June 28, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651598/protective-effects-of-xinji-erkang-on-myocardial-infarction-induced-cardiac-injury-in-mice
#8
Juan Hu, Yong-Xue Zhang, Li Wang, Ling Ding, Guang-Yao Huang, Guo-Wei Cai, Shan Gao
BACKGROUND: Myocardial infarction (MI) is a major risk factor responsible for morbidity and mortality. Xinji'erkang (XJEK) has been clinically used as an effective medication in the treatment of coronary heart disease and myocarditis. The purpose of this study was to investigate the cardioprotective effect of Xinji'erkang on MI mice. METHODS: Forty male mice were randomly assigned into four groups as follows (n = 10): sham, model, MI with administration of XJEK and fosinopril for four weeks...
June 26, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616546/late-gadolinium-enhancement-does-occur-in-tako-tsubo-cardiomyopathy-a-quantitative-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-and-speckle-tracking-strain-study
#9
Niranjan Gaikwad, Thomas Butler, Ryan Maxwell, Elizabeth Shaw, Wendy E Strugnell, Jonathan Chan, Gemma A Figtree, Richard E Slaughter, Christian Hamilton-Craig
BACKGROUND: Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) has been recommended to distinguish Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) from either acute myocardial infarction or myocarditis. METHOD: 44 consecutive patients with confirmed Mayo Clinic criteria for TTC underwent CMR imaging at 1.5 Tesla during the acute phase. 10 patients who had CMRI to exclude scar related ventricular tachycardia, and had negative studies, were used as negative controls...
September 2016: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588491/therapeutic-effects-of-breviscapine-in-cardiovascular-diseases-a-review
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REVIEW
Jialiang Gao, Guang Chen, Haoqiang He, Chao Liu, Xingjiang Xiong, Jun Li, Jie Wang
Breviscapine is a crude extract of several flavonoids of Erigeron breviscapus (Vant.) Hand.-Mazz., containing more than 85% of scutellarin, which has been traditionally used in China as an activating blood circulation medicine to improve cerebral blood supply. Accumulating evidence from various in vivo and in vitro studies has shown that breviscapine exerts a broad range of cardiovascular pharmacological effects, including vasodilation, protection against ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R), anti-inflammation, anticoagulation, antithrombosis, endothelial protection, myocardial protection, reduction of smooth muscle cell migration and proliferation, anticardiac remodeling, antiarrhythmia, blood lipid reduction, and improvement of erectile dysfunction...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540218/non-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-and-post-stenting-ventricular-septal-defect-in-the-setting-of-viral-myocarditis
#11
Lilia M Sierra-Galan, Angel L Alberto-Delgado, Ana-Camila Flores-Ventura, Eugenio A Ruesga-Zamora, Raquel Mendoza-Aguilar, Victor A Ferrari
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525856/oleuropein-prevents-the-development-of-experimental-autoimmune-myocarditis-in-rats
#12
Jia-Ying Zhang, Zheng Yang, Kun Fang, Zhan-Li Shi, Dan-Hong Ren, Jing Sun
Oleuropein (OLE) is a natural secoiridoid that is derived from Olea europaea. OLE possesses cardioprotective effects in experimental models of hypertension, myocardial infarction, atherosclerosis and hyperlipidaemia. In the present study, the effects of OLE on experimental autoimmune myocarditis (EAM) were evaluated. EAM in rats were induced by subcutaneous injections of porcine cardiac myosin. Cardiac function parameters, myocardial pathology, myocardial inflammatory cell infiltration and nuclear factor kappa-B (NF-κB) expression were measured...
May 16, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511156/the-role-of-the-persistent-enterovirus-infection-in-development-of-acute-stroke
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Natalia G Andriushkova, Nataliia S Turchyna, Vadym A Poniatowski, Ludmyla V Dolinchuk, Valentyna V Melnyk, Volodymyr P Shyrobokov, Nataliia V Zakharchenko
INTRODUCTION: The role of enteroviruses in development of dilated cardiomyopathy, myocardial infarction, myocarditis, pericarditis is known. THE AIM: To examine the role of chronic enterovirus infections in development of acute stroke. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Blood samples from 72 patients with acute stroke (study group) and 35 patients without vascular disease (control group) were investigated by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction for the presence of enterovirus RNA, by using virological method to detect enteroviruses, by ELISA for the levels of IgM and IgG antibodies to enteroviruses...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489781/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-myocarditis-mimicking-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-analysis-of-a-case-series
#14
Shuang Wu, Yan-Min Yang, Jun Zhu, Huai-Bin Wan, Juan Wang, Han Zhang, Xing-Hui Shao
Acute myocarditis mimicking ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is highly deceptive for an accurate diagnosis, and a systematic study is lacking with regard to the clinical features and prognosis of this distinct clinical entity.Patients with suspected STEMI and eventually diagnosed with myocarditis by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) from January 2012 to April 2016 at Fuwai Hospital were identified by reviewing medical records and electronic databases. Follow-up was conducted by clinical visits and phone contacts in a median duration of 17 months...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472406/short-term-mechanical-circulatory-support-as-a-bridge-to-durable-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-in-refractory-cardiogenic-shock-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
Corstiaan A den Uil, Sakir Akin, Lucia S Jewbali, Dinis Dos Reis Miranda, Jasper J Brugts, Alina A Constantinescu, Arie Pieter Kappetein, Kadir Caliskan
Short-term mechanical circulatory support (MCS) is increasingly used as a bridge to decision in patients with refractory cardiogenic shock. Subsequently, these patients might be bridged to durable MCS either as a bridge to candidacy/transplantation, or as destination therapy. The aim of this study was to review support duration and clinical outcome of short-term MCS in cardiogenic shock, and to analyse application of this technology as a bridge to long-term cardiac support (left ventricular assist device, LVAD) from 2006 till June 2016...
May 3, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449434/clinically-suspected-myocarditis-with-pseudo-infarct-presentation-the-role-of-endomyocardial-biopsy
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EDITORIAL
Alida L P Caforio, Giacomo Malipiero, Renzo Marcolongo, Sabino Iliceto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410530/metformin-attenuated-endotoxin-induced-acute-myocarditis-via-activating-ampk
#17
Gang Liu, Kejia Wu, Li Zhang, Jie Dai, Wei Huang, Ling Lin, Pu Ge, Fuling Luo, Han Lei
Metformin is a widely used anti-diabetic drug and increasing evidence suggests that metformin have profound cardioprotective effects under both diabetic and non-diabetic situations. The protective benefits of metformin have been proved in diabetic patients with cardiovascular complications and in experimental animals with myocardial infarction and cardiac hypertrophy. In the present study, we found that treatment with metformin inhibited the cardiac expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines including tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin 1 beta (IL-1β) and interleukin 6 (IL-6) in endotoxin-challenged mice...
April 11, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406417/a-rare-complication-of-viper-envenomation-cardiac-failure-a-case-report
#18
K Chara, N Baccouche, O Turki, K Regaig, A Chaari, M Bahloul, M Bouaziz
Viper envenomation is common in North Africa. Cardiac complications are not common features of snakebites, the clinical picture of which is usually dominated by toxin-associated neurological, hematological, and vascular damage. There are rare reports of acute myocardial infarction and/or ischemia caused by snakebites, while myocarditis after envenomation has not yet been reported, to our knowledge. We report the case of a 43-year-old woman admitted to our intensive care unit after viper envenomation complicated by acute heart failure with acute pulmonary edema, in a state of cardiogenic shock, accompanied by multi-organ failure, intravascular disseminated coagulation, and neurological damage...
February 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400924/risk-of-ventricular-arrhythmia-in-patients-with-myocardial-infarction-and-non-obstructive-coronary-arteries-and-normal-ejection-fraction
#19
Loïc Bière, Marjorie Niro, Hervé Pouliquen, Jean-Baptiste Gourraud, Fabrice Prunier, Alain Furber, Vincent Probst
AIM: To assess the arrhythmic determinants and prognosis of patients presenting with myocardial infarction and non-obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA) with normal ejection fraction (EF). METHODS: This is an observational analysis of 131 MINOCA patients with normal EF. Three cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) diagnosis classes were recognized according to the late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) pattern: Myocardial infarction (MI) (n = 34), myocarditis (n = 47), and "no LGE" (n = 50)...
March 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364177/magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-characterizing-myocardial-diseases
#20
REVIEW
Maythem Saeed, Hui Liu, Chang-Hong Liang, Mark W Wilson
The National Institute of Health defined cardiomyopathy as diseases of the heart muscle. These myocardial diseases have different etiology, structure and treatment. This review highlights the key imaging features of different myocardial diseases. It provides information on myocardial structure/orientation, perfusion, function and viability in diseases related to cardiomyopathy. The standard cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences can reveal insight on left ventricular (LV) mass, volumes and regional contractile function in all types of cardiomyopathy diseases...
March 31, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
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