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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923635/living-donor-liver-transplantation-for-budd-chiari-syndrome-case%C3%A2-series
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C Karaca, C Yilmaz, R Ferecov, Z Iakobadze, K Kilic, L Caglayan, S Aydogdu, M Kilic
BACKGROUND: Venous reconstruction in living-donor liver transplantation for Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) has challenges because the grafts from living donors lack vena cava, and hepatic venous anastomosis must be performed on an already-thrombosed and/or stenosed inferior vena cava. Several techniques are described to overcome this problem, and we represent our experience with 22 patients. METHODS: Medical recordings of 22 patients were retrospectively collected, and disease-specific data as well as recordings about surgical technique were analyzed...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923551/cardiac-melanoma-retrospective-review-of-a-rare-disease-at-the-mayo-clinic-1988-2015
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Chung Sang Tse, Nicholas Tan, Dame Idossa, Roger Click
BACKGROUND: Melanoma metastasizing to the heart (cardiac melanoma) is a rare entity that has been described only in autopsy studies or isolated pre-mortem case reports. We aim to better characterize cardiac melanoma, and describe its presenting features, imaging findings, and disease course with a case series collected over nearly 30years. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all patients diagnosed with cardiac melanoma at the Mayo Clinic from 1988 to 2015...
September 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921386/midterm-outcomes-of-two-staged-hybrid-ablation-of-persistent-and-long-standing-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-using-the-versapolar-epicardial-surgical-device-and-subsequent-catheter-ablation
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Petr Budera, Pavel Osmancik, Dalibor Herman, Jana Zdarska, David Talavera, Anna Mala, Radka Prochazkova, Zbynek Straka
PURPOSE: Hybrid ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is a promising treatment strategy for patients with non-paroxysmal AF, although, data regarding mid-term outcomes are limited. METHODS: Patients with persistent or long-standing persistent AF were enrolled. Initially, a thoracoscopic, right-sided, epicardial ablation was performed, with a goal of creating a box lesion on the posterior wall of the left atrium; a novel versapolar radiofrequency (RF) catheter was used...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919631/right-atrial-myxoma-an-uncommon-presentation
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S K Shah, M Acharya, S I Alam, M A Hossain, M Aftabuddin
There are two types of tumors found in the cardiac chamber. These are divided into primary intra-cardiac tumors and secondary intra-cardiac tumors. Primary intra cardiac tumors are rare and among them 29% are myxomas. Majority of them are found in the left atrium. Here, we report a case of a myxoma in the right atrium with hepatomegaly and Hepatitis B virus infection. The coexistence of all these conditions is very rare. A 52 years old patient presented with history of shortness of breath on exertion along with fever and generalized weakness for 6 months which aggravated lately for last 2 months...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919580/concomitant-obesity-and-metabolic-syndrome-add-to-the-atrial-arrhythmogenic-phenotype-in-male-hypertensive-rats
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Mathias Hohl, Dennis H Lau, Andreas Müller, Adrian D Elliott, Benedikt Linz, Rajiv Mahajan, Jeroen M L Hendriks, Michael Böhm, Ulrich Schotten, Prashanthan Sanders, Dominik Linz
BACKGROUND: Besides hypertension, obesity and the metabolic syndrome have recently emerged as risk factors for atrial fibrillation. This study sought to delineate the development of an arrhythmogenic substrate for atrial fibrillation in hypertension with and without concomitant obesity and metabolic syndrome. METHODS AND RESULTS: We compared obese spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR-obese, n=7-10) with lean hypertensive controls (SHR-lean, n=7-10) and normotensive rats (n=7-10)...
September 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918444/left-atrial-volume-computed-by-3d-rotational-angiography-best-predicts-atrial-fibrillation-recurrence-after-circumferential-pulmonary-vein-isolation
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Teresa Strisciuglio, Giuseppe Di Gioia, Sofia Chatzikyriakou, Etel Silva Garcia, Emanuele Barbato, Peter Geelen, Tom De Potter
Left atrium (LA) size is a well-studied predictor of atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). Yet, there is still little agreement on the best imaging technique to size the LA, and on the most appropriate sizing parameter. Volumetric assessment of LA with three-dimensional rotational angiography (3DRA LA volume index) might be a valid alternative to the commonly used transthoracic echocardiography (TTE LA volume index). The aim of our study was to investigate whether LA volume by 3DRA at the time of PVI is able to predict the risk of atrial fibrillation recurrence...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917595/perioperative-and-oncologic-outcomes-of-nephrectomy-and-caval-thrombectomy-using-extracorporeal-circulation-and-deep-hypothermic-circulatory-arrest-for-renal-cell-carcinoma-invading-the-supradiaphragmatic-inferior-vena-cava-and-or-right-atrium
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Alessandro Nini, Umberto Capitanio, Alessandro Larcher, Paolo Dell'Oglio, Federico Dehò, Nazareno Suardi, Fabio Muttin, Cristina Carenzi, Massimo Freschi, Roberta Lucianò, Giovanni La Croce, Alberto Briganti, Renzo Colombo, Andrea Salonia, Alessandro Castiglioni, Patrizio Rigatti, Francesco Montorsi, Roberto Bertini
BACKGROUND: Radical nephrectomy (RN) and caval thrombectomy (CT) for renal cell carcinoma, with extracorporeal circulation (ECC) and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA) is a challenging surgical approach. OBJECTIVE: To assess peri-operative and oncologic outcomes of renal cell carcinoma patients treated with RN and CT, using ECC and DHCA. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: We retrospectively evaluated 46 patients who underwent RN and CT using ECC and DHCA...
September 13, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917586/dosimetric-comparison-to-the-heart-and-cardiac-substructure-in-a-large-cohort-of-esophageal-cancer-patients-treated-with-proton-beam-therapy-or-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy
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Yutaka Shiraishi, Cai Xu, Jinzhong Yang, Ritsuko Komaki, Steven H Lin
PURPOSE: To compare heart and cardiac substructure radiation exposure using intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) vs. proton beam therapy (PBT) for patients with mid- to distal esophageal cancer who received chemoradiation therapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We identified 727 esophageal cancer patients who received IMRT (n=477) or PBT (n=250) from March 2004 to December 2015. All patients were treated to 50.4Gy with IMRT or to 50.4 cobalt Gray equivalents with PBT...
September 13, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916638/pharmacological-and-physiological-assessment-of-serotonin-formation-and-degradation-in-isolated-preparations-from-mouse-and-human-heart
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Ulrich Gergs, Franziska Jung, Igor B Buchwalow, Britt Hofmann, Andreas Simm, Hendrik Treede, Joachim Neumann
Using transgenic mice (TG) that overexpress the human 5-HT4a-receptor specifically in cardiomyocytes, we wanted to know whether 5-HT can be formed and degraded in the mammalian heart and whether this can likewise lead to inotropic and chronotropic effects in this TG model. We noted that the 5-HT precursor, 5-hydroxy-tryptophan (5-HTP), can exert inotropic and chronotropic effects in cardiac preparations from TG but not from wild type (WT): similar results were found in human atrial preparations, as well as in intact TG animals using echocardiography...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915141/clinical-success-stenting-distal-bronchi-for-lobar-salvage-in-bronchial-stenosis
#10
Sonali Sethi, Thomas R Gildea, Francisco A Almeida, Joseph C Cicenia, Michael S Machuzak
BACKGROUND: Airway stents are traditionally used in central airway obstructions to maintain airway patency. Historically, distal bronchial stenting within lobar and segmental bronchi has not been amenable to stenting. In addition, there are questionable benefits to stenting small airways. The Atrium iCast stent is a polytetrafluoroethylene covered stainless steel balloon deployed stent which can be deployed through a flexible bronchoscope under direct visualization. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility, complications, and long-term impact of using this stent in patients with lobar bronchial stenosis either secondary to malignancy or benign etiologies...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912926/a-rare-case-of-atrial-metastasis-from-a-rectal-adenocarcinoma
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Srinivas S Ayyala, Dawnette M Urcuyo, Paul T Kannarkatt, James E Kovacs, Nicole J Terrigno
Colorectal cancers typically metastasize to the lymph nodes, liver or lungs. Metastasis to the heart is rare and although a few cases of cardiac metastases from colon cancer are described in the literature, cases of metastatic rectal cancer to the heart are far fewer. A 69-year-old woman with a history of rectal adenocarcinoma treated with neo-adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation, followed by resection and adjuvant chemotherapy, presented with increasing dyspnea on exertion and lower extremity edema 5 years after oncology follow-up...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912205/epicardial-breakthrough-waves-during-sinus-rhythm-depiction-of-the-arrhythmogenic-substrate
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Elisabeth M J P Mouws, Eva A H Lanters, Christophe P Teuwen, Lisette J M E van der Does, Charles Kik, Paul Knops, Jos A Bekkers, Ad J J C Bogers, Natasja M S de Groot
BACKGROUND: Epicardial breakthrough waves (EBW) during atrial fibrillation are important elements of the arrhythmogenic substrate and result from endo-epicardial asynchrony, which also occurs to some degree during sinus rhythm (SR). We examined the incidence and characteristics of EBW during SR and its possible value in the detection of the arrhythmogenic substrate associated with atrial fibrillation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Intraoperative epicardial mapping (interelectrode distances 2 mm) of the right atrium, Bachmann's bundle, the left atrioventricular groove, and the pulmonary vein area was performed during SR in 381 patients (289 male, 67±10 years) with ischemic or valvular heart disease...
September 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906373/predictive-value-of-insufficient-contrast-medium-filling-in-pulmonary-veins-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Hong Zhang, Yanhe Ma, Zhenchun Song, Jun Lv, Yapeng Yang
This study is to investigate the predictive value of insufficient contrast medium filling (ICMF) in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE).A total of 108 PE patients were enrolled and divided into group A and group B according to the presence of ICMF. PE index and ventricul araxial lengths were measured. Heart cavity volumes were examined and right ventricle (RV) to left ventricle (LV) diameter ratio (RV/LV(d)) and volume ratio (RV/LV(V)) and right atrium (RA) to left atrium (LA) volume ratio (RA/LA(V)) were calculated and compared...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905992/the-vertebrate-heart-an-evolutionary-perspective
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Andrea Stephenson, Justin W Adams, Mauro Vaccarezza
Convergence is the tendency of independent species to evolve similarly when subjected to the same environmental conditions. The primitive blueprint for the circulatory system emerged around 700-600 Mya and exhibits diverse physiological adaptations across the radiations of vertebrates (Subphylum Vertebrata, Phylum Chordata). It has evolved from the early chordate circulatory system with a single layered tube in the tunicate (Subphylum Urchordata) or an amphioxus (Subphylum Cephalochordata), to a vertebrate circulatory system with a two-chambered heart made up of one atrium and one ventricle in gnathostome fish (Infraphylum Gnathostomata), to a system with a three-chambered heart made up of two atria which maybe partially divided or completely separated in amphibian tetrapods (Class Amphibia)...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905804/large-pancreatic-pseudocyst-penetrating-into-posterior-mediastinum
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Adam Roman Markowski, Elżbieta Brodalka, Katarzyna Guzinska-Ustymowicz, Konrad Zaręba, Dariusz Cepowicz, Bogusław Kędra
We report a rare case of a large mediastinal pancreatic pseudocyst compressing the left atrium and the esophagus and causing dyspnea, palpitations, and emesis. Chest radiograph was non-diagnostic, esophagogastroduodenoscopy showed diffuse extrinsic compression of the distal esophagus and gastric corpus, but a definitive diagnosis was confirmed by computed tomography. We decided to perform surgery due to the recurrence of the pancreatic pseudocyst, a history of unsuccessful radiologically guided external drainage a few years earlier, and a very large diameter of the pseudocyst causing acute cardio-pulmonary distress syndrome...
August 31, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904289/restoration-of-yap-activation-rescues-hl-1-cardiomyocytes-from-apoptotic-death-by-ethanol
#16
Kanako Noritake, Toshihiko Aki, Moe Kimura, Takeshi Funakoshi, Kana Unuma, Koichi Uemura
We reported previously that when mouse atrium-derived HL-1 cardiomyocytes undergo apoptosis upon exposure to 2% ethanol, the cellular cytoskeleton is severely disrupted and the anti-apoptotic transcriptional co-activator Yes-associated protein (YAP) is inactivated. Consistent with our previous observations, the expression of connective tissue growth factor (CTGF), an anti-apoptotic growth factor and a target of YAP, decreases in a time-dependent manner during exposure to 2% ethanol. The restoration of YAP activation rescues the cells from apoptosis: both the retrovirus-mediated expression of constitutively active YAP and the stabilization of the actomyosin cytoskeleton by jasplakinolide prevent cell death...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903327/pericardial-effusion-is-correlated-with-clinical-outcome-after-pulmonary-artery-denervation-for-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#17
Shao-Liang Chen, Hang Zhang, Du-Jiang Xie, Juan Zhang, Ling Zhou, Meng-Xuan Chen, Gregg W Stone
OBJECTIVES: Pericardial effusion (PE) is correlated with outcomes in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Pulmonary artery denervation (PADN) was used for treatment of PAH. The present study aimed to analyze the prognostic value of PE for outcomes after PADN in patients with WHO Group I, Group II and Group IV PAH. RESULTS: PE, frequently seen in patients with connective tissue disease, was featured by fast heart rate, decreased exercise capacity, more syncope, worsening pulmonary arterial hemodynamic and right atrium size...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902647/isolated-left-sided-partial-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-connection-in-a-child
#18
İsmihan Selen Onan, Onur Sen, Selman Gökalp, Burak Onan
Isolated left-sided partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection with intact interatrial septum is a rare diagnosis in childhood. In these cases, a vertical vein drains the left upper pulmonary lobe into the brachiocephalic vein and finally to the right atrium. Surgical treatment is performed to prevent right ventricular failure and pulmonary artery disease in advanced age. In this report, the rare entity of isolated left-sided anomalous pulmonary venous connection in a 14-year-old girl and successful minimally invasive surgery without cardiopulmonary bypass are described...
September 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902431/cardiovascular-predictors-of-death-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
#19
Maurizio Cesari, Anna Chiara Frigo, Marta Tonon, Paolo Angeli
Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy is associated with poor outcomes in patients with cirrhosis. We investigated if subclinical cardiac morphologic and functional modifications can influence survival in cirrhotic patients during follow-up. A series of cirrhotic patients without cardiovascular or pulmonary disease underwent standard and tissue Doppler echocardiography to assess left ventricular (LV) geometry, systo/diastolic function and the main haemodynamic parameters. After baseline evaluation 115 cirrhotic patients were followed up for at least 6 years...
September 13, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901828/protein-kinase-c-enhances-plasma-membrane-expression-of-cardiac-l-type-calcium-channel-cav1-2
#20
Tal Keren Raifman, Prabodh Kumar, Hannelore Haase, Enno Klussmann, Nathan Dascal, Sharon Weiss
L-type-voltage-dependent Ca(2+) channels (L-VDCCs; CaV1.2, α1C), crucial in cardiovascular physiology and pathology, are modulated via activation of G-protein-coupled receptors and subsequently protein kinase C (PKC). Despite extensive study, key aspects of the mechanisms leading to PKC-induced Ca(2+) current increase are unresolved. A notable residue, Ser1928, located in the distal C-terminus (dCT) of α1C was shown to be phosphorylated by PKC. CaV1.2 undergoes posttranslational modifications yielding full-length and proteolytically cleaved CT-truncated forms...
September 13, 2017: Channels
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