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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352698/gastric-varices-bleed-at-lower-portosystemic-pressure-gradients-than-esophageal-varices
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Joseph D Morrison, Nasya Mendoza-Elias, Andrew J Lipnik, R Peter Lokken, James T Bui, Charles E Ray, Ron C Gaba
PURPOSE: To quantify and compare portosystemic pressure gradients (PSGs) between bleeding esophageal varices (EV) and gastric varices (GV). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a single-center, retrospective study, 149 patients with variceal bleeding (90 men, 59 women, mean age 52 y) with EV (n = 69; 46%) or GV (n = 80; 54%) were selected from 320 consecutive patients who underwent successful transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation from 1998 to 2016...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351100/sudden-unexpected-death-from-unusually-large-primary-cardiac-b-cell-lymphoma
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Julius Tikka, Samuli Vaittinen, Lasse Pakanen, Philippe Lunetta
Primary cardiac lymphomas represent approximately 1% to 2% of primary cardiac neoplasms and 5% of malignant cardiac neoplasms. Here we present a case of sudden unexpected death of a middle-aged male resulting from an unusually large cardiac B-cell lymphoma. The neoplasm infiltrated the myocardium of the right atrium and ventricle and, to a lesser extent, the wall of the left atrium and pulmonary trunk. Extensive infiltration of the heart by the primary cardiac lymphoma, combined with the complete lack of symptoms, makes this case unusual...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350389/three-dimensional-visualization-of-coronary-sinus-ostium-from-the-inside-right-atrium-perspective
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Rafał Młynarski, Agnieszka Młynarska, Krzysztof S Gołba, Maciej Sosnowski
BACKGROUND: There is no in vivo method of coronary sinus visualization from the right atrium perspective. The objective of the study was to create a cardiac computed tomography angiography (CT) - based method of visualizing the coronary sinus ostium and the Thebesian valve from the inside right atrium perspective. METHODS: In 78 consecutive patients, a cardiac CT angiography (Aquilion 64, Toshiba) with retrospective gating (slice 0.5mm) was performed. Raw data were reconstructed on Vitrea 2 workstations (Vital Images)...
January 19, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350387/clinical-anatomy-of-human-heart-atria-and-interatrial-septum-anatomical-basis-for-interventional-cardiologists-and-electrocardiologists-part-1-right-atrium-and-interatrial-septum
#4
Iwona Kucybała, Katarzyna Ciuk, Wiesława Klimek-Piotrowska
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 19, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349803/assessment-of-mitral-annulus-and-mitral-leaflet-in-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-patients-with-various-degrees-of-mitral-regurgitation-real-time-3d-transesophageal-echocardiography
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Yongjuan Luo, Yanbo Zhu, Xin Guan, Yunjia Lin
AIM: To study the changes of mitral valve (MV) in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF)-related mitral regurgitation (MR) and the relationship between MV parameters and the enlarged left atrium (LA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 43 patients with NVAF were divided into two groups: (1) the MR1 group with mild MR and (2) the MR2 group with moderate-to-severe MR. Real time 3D transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) was performed to detect the structure of MV...
January 19, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348278/a-ping-pong-ball-in-left-atrium
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Akshyaya Pradhan, Sameer Ganpat Vankar, Pravesh Vishwakarma, Rishi Sethi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 17, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345197/neonatal-hyperoxia-depletes-pulmonary-vein-cardiomyocytes-in-adult-mice-via-mitochondrial-oxidation
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Min Yee, Ethan David Cohen, William Domm, George A Porter, Andrew N McDavid, Michael A O'Reilly
Supplemental oxygen given to preterm infants has been associated with permanently altering postnatal lung development. Now that these individuals are reaching adulthood, there is growing concern that early-life oxygen exposure may also promote cardiovascular disease through poorly understood mechanisms. We previously reported that adult mice exposed to 100% oxygen between postnatal days 0-4 develop pulmonary hypertension defined pathologically by capillary rarefaction, dilation of arterioles and veins, cardiac failure, and a reduced lifespan...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343014/-correlation-between-peripheral-venous-oxygen-saturation-and-hemodynamic-parameters-in-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension
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C Hong, J Y Li, R K Chen, C L Liu, X N Wang, S M Qing, X F Su, N F Zhang
Objective: To investigate the correlation of peripheral venous oxygen saturation (SpvO(2)) with mixed venous oxygen saturation (SvO(2)), pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) and cardiac index (CI) in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH), in order to predict these parameters using SpvO(2) and assess the prognosis of patients. Methods: Hospitalized patients diagnosed with PH by right heart catheterization in the Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases from July 2015 to October 2016 were retrospectively analyzed...
January 12, 2018: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342993/-analysis-of-prognosis-and-associated-risk-factors-in-pediatric-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Q Liu, C Zhang, Q Q Li, Y Zhu, D Zhang, W G Zhao, H Gu
Objective: To analyze the prognosis and associated risk factors of pediatric idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. Methods: A total of 119 patients under 18 years of age diagnosed as idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension in the Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Center in Beijing Anzhen Hospital between June 2007 and May 2017 were enrolled in this retrospective study. The clinical informations and follow-up data were collected. The endpoints of follow-up were defined as death or undergoing lung transplantation...
January 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341927/book-lung-development-in-juveniles-and-adults-of-the-cobweb-spider-parasteatoda-tepidariorum-c-l-koch-1841-araneomorphae-theridiidae
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Roger D Farley
Light and transmission electron microscopy were used to study the development of new book lung lamellae in juvenile and adult spiders (Parasteatoda tepidariorum). As hypothesized earlier in a study of embryos, mesenchyme cells dispersed throughout the opisthosoma (EMT) are a likely source of precursor epithelial cells (MET) for the new lamellae. The precursor cells in juveniles and adults continue many of the complex activities observed in embryos, e.g., migration, alignment, lumen formation, thinning, elongation, and secretion of the cuticle of air channel walls and trabeculae...
January 13, 2018: Arthropod Structure & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341322/isthmus-sites-identified-by-ripple-mapping-are-usually-anatomically-stable-a-novel-method-to-guide-atrial-substrate-ablation
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Vishal Luther, Norman Qureshi, Phang Boon Lim, Michael Koa-Wing, Shahnaz Jamil-Copley, Fu Siong Ng, Zachary Whinnett, D Wyn Davies, Nicholas S Peters, Prapa Kanagaratnam, Nick Linton
BACKGROUND: Post ablation reentrant ATs depend upon conducting isthmuses bordered by scar. Bipolar voltage maps highlight scar as sites of low voltage, but the voltage amplitude of an electrogram depends upon the myocardial activation sequence. Furthermore, a voltage threshold that defines atrial scar is unknown. We used Ripple Mapping (RM) to test whether these isthmuses were anatomically fixed between different activation vectors and atrial rates. METHODS: We studied post-AF ablation ATs where > 1 rhythm was mapped...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339676/electrical-and-histological-remodeling-of-the-pulmonary-vein-in-2k1c-hypertensive-rats-indication-of-initiation-and-maintenance-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Pan Pan Xia, Lian Jing Li, Run Di Qi, Jiao Jiao Shi, Wei Zhu Ju, Ming Long Chen
OBJECTIVE: Hypertension is a significant risk factor for atrial fibrillation (AF). The role of pulmonary vein (PV) remodeling in the mechanistic association between hypertension and AF is not definitive. In this study, we aimed to identify changes in the electrophysiology and histology in PVs in two-kidney, one-clip (2K1C) hypertensive rats. METHODS: Fifty male Sprague-Dawley rats were classified into the 2K1C and sham-operated groups. The systolic blood pressure was measured every 2 weeks...
January 17, 2018: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338497/a-prospective-observational-study-comparing-cardiac-function-of-small-for-gestational-age-with-appropriate-for-gestational-age-babies-using-serial-echocardiographic-studies
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Manish Kumar, Santhanam Sridhar, Niranjan Thomas
BACKGROUND: Approximately 30% of babies born in India are low birth weight (LBW) and about 70% of LBW babies are small for gestational age (SGA). Though there are several trials that have evaluated cardiac function of intrauterine growth restricted (IUGR) babies in utero, there is limited data about postnatal cardiac function in SGA babies during early neonatal period. This study was conducted to evaluate the cardiac functions of SGA babies by serial echocardiographic measurements and compare this with appropriate for gestational age (AGA) babies during the early postnatal period...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338297/unusual-case-of-left-atrial-myxoma-with-gastroesophageal-junction-adenocarcinoma
#14
Narinder Pal Singh, Swapan Deep Singh Nagpal, Arun Kumar Goel, Bhupendra Kr Dhingra
Cardiac myxomas are rare tumors. Esophageal adenocarcinomas are common tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. Simultaneous occurrence of these tumors has not been reported. A 52-year-old gentleman presented to our hospital with dysphagia and was diagnosed with esophageal adenocarcinoma. Routine echocardiography discovered a cardiac tumor in the left atrium. The cardiac tumor was surgically removed and biopsy confirmed a myxoma. We removed the cardiac tumor as the first step and then initiated neoadjuvant chemotherapy...
January 1, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336407/unknown-left-atrial-appendage-mass-real-time-three-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography-helps-in-identification
#15
Prabhat Tewari, Aanchal Dixit, Rashmi Soori
Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) is the most contractile part of Left atrium. It is also the most frequent place for thrombus formation that may lead to disastrous consequences. Complete trasoesophageal echocardiography examination always includes assessing LAA but sometimes unusually placed pectinate muscle, which is a normal structure may give baffling shadow that can only be interpreted correctly by Real time 3D echocardiography.
January 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336402/mechanical-discordance-between-left-atrium-and-left-atrial-appendage
#16
Arash Khamooshian, Jelliffe Jeganthan, Yannis Amador, Roger J Laham, Feroze Mahmood, Robina Matyal
During standard transesophageal echocardiographic examinations in sinus rhythm (SR) patients, the left atrial appendage (LAA) is not routinely assessed with Doppler. Despite having a SR, it is still possible to have irregular activity in the LAA. This situation is even more important for SR patients where assessment of the left atrium is often foregone. We describe a case where we encountered this situation and briefly review how to assess the left atrium and its appendage in such a case scenario.
January 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336396/right-atrial-fibroma-in-an-adult-patient
#17
Aghighe Heidari, Feridoun Sabzi, Reza Faraji
Left atrial fibroma as a benign tumor is an exceedingly rare left atrial mass. It has various clinical signs and symptoms and sometimes leads to serious complications such as lethal arrhythmia and death. We report a case of right atrial fibroma in a 40-year-old male who presented with dyspnea and atrial fibrillation. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a large sessile mass attached to interatrial septum near the coronary sinus valve in the right atrium. The patient underwent surgical resection of tumor through the right atrium...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336375/spontaneous-rupture-and-thrombosis-of-right-atrium
#18
Fang-Fang Li, Yi-Jiang Zhou, Hui Yan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332920/aorto-cutaneous-fistula-after-surgical-treatment-of-stanford-type-a-aortic-dissection
#19
Chenyu Zhao, Zhicheng Zhu, Xiaomei Zheng, Kexiang Liu
An aorto-cutaneous fistula is a rare complication that occurs after aortic surgery. Due to its rarity, postoperative complications are not normally highlighted in most standard teaching. We report here a case of aorto-cutaneous fistula after surgical treatment of a Stanford type A aortic dissection (AD) in a 67-year-old Chinese male. The patient presented with severe right heart dysfunction and a mass was found in the upper-middle of his chest, which started bleeding in the next years. On admission, preoperative aortic computed tomography angiography (CTA) showed a huge hematoma located in the anterior superior mediastinum and a shunt between the embedding cavity of the aortic root and right atrium...
January 15, 2018: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326834/ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
#20
Marwan M Refaat, Jad Ballout, Moussa Mansour
With improved surgical techniques and medical management for patients with congenital heart diseases, more patients are living longer and well into adulthood. This improved survival comes with a price of increased morbidity, mainly secondary to increased risk of tachyarrhythmias. One of the major arrhythmias commonly encountered in this subset of cardiac patients is AF. Similar to the general population, the risk of AF increases with advancing age, and is mainly secondary to the abnormal anatomy, abnormal pressure and volume parameters in the hearts of these patients and to the increased scarring and inflammation seen in the left atrium following multiple surgical procedures...
December 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
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