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Acute pericarditis

Murat Sucu, Gokhan Altunbas, Fatma Yilmaz Coskun
Acute pericarditis (AP) following blunt thoracic trauma is rare and difficult to diagnosis. A 43-year-old man with offered to the emergency department (ED) after falling from height before a week ago. The ECG performed in the ED was abnormal, ECG revealed PR segment depression in leads DII, DIII, aVF, and V3-6 and a preliminary diagnosis of acute inferolateral STEMI was presumed. Patients have evidence of systemic inflammation, including leukocytosis, elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate. We are reporting a case of post-traumatic acute pericarditis presenting with PR-segment depression and normal cardiac enzymes mimicking acute STEMI...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
Giacomo Mugnai, Carlo de Asmundis, Saverio Iacopino, Erwin Ströker, Massimo Longobardi, Maria Claudia Negro, Valentina De Regibus, Hugo Enrique Coutino-Moreno, Ken Takarada, Rajin Choudhury, Juan Pablo Abugattas de Torres, Cesare Storti, Pedro Brugada, Gian-Battista Chierchia
PURPOSE: Acute pericarditis is a minor complication following atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation procedures. The aim of the study was to evaluate the incidence and clinical aspects of pericarditis following cryoballoon (CB) ablation of AF investigating a possible association with procedural characteristics and a possible relationship with post-ablation recurrences. METHODS: Four hundred fifty consecutive patients (male 73%, age 59.9 ± 11.2 years) with drug-resistant paroxysmal AF who underwent CB ablation as index procedure were enrolled...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
Yazeed Samara, Chun Lai Yu, Constantin A Dasanu
An important agent in melanoma therapy, ipilimumab is associated with autoimmune toxicity. Two cases of autoimmune pericarditis and large pericardial effusion have been documented with its use. Reports of myocardial toxicity have surfaced with this agent, mainly when used in combination with PD1 blockade. We present herein a case of autoimmune myocarditis leading to biventricular failure after four doses of IV ipilimumab 3 mg/kg as a single agent. Furthermore, this toxic effect may be anticipated with PD1 inhibitors...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
Michael Mohseni, Theodore Szymanski
The differential diagnoses for patients presenting with chest discomfort after endoscopy remain broad. In addition to infectious, traumatic and bleeding complications, intrinsic cardiac pathology should be considered. Though rare, pericarditis and pericardial tamponade are additional entities that the clinician should consider when evaluating these patients. We present a 74-year-old man who arrived to the emergency department with substernal chest discomfort that began shortly after upper and lower endoscopy the previous day...
February 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Thadathilankal-Jess John, Kiran John, Gideon Titus, Charles Kyriakakis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 8, 2018: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
P Z Szymanski, M Badri, B M Mayosi
BACKGROUND: There is limited information on acute heart failure (AHF) and its treatment in sub-Saharan Africa. OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical characteristics and causes of heart failure (HF), adherence to HF treatment guidelines, and mortality of patients with AHF presenting to Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH), Cape Town, South Africa. METHODS: This sub-study of The Sub-Saharan Africa Survey of Heart Failure (THESUS-HF) was a prospective and observational survey that focused on the enrolment and follow-up of additional patients with AHF presenting to GSH and entered into the existing registry after publication of the primary THESUS-HF article in 2012...
February 1, 2018: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
Mohammad Saud Khan, Zubair Khan, Bhavana Siddegowda Banglore, Ghattas Alkhoury, Laura Murphy, Claudiu Georgescu
BACKGROUND: Acute purulent bacterial pericarditis is of rare occurrence in this modern antibiotic era. Primary involvement of the pericardium without evidence of underlying infection elsewhere is even rarer. It is a rapidly progressive infection with high mortality. We present an extremely rare case of acute purulent bacterial pericarditis in an immunocompetent adult patient with no underlying chronic medical conditions. CASE PRESENTATION: A 33-year-old previously healthy white man presented with the complaints of chest pain and dyspnea...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Adi Lador, David Hasdai, Aviv Mager, Avital Porter, Ilan Goldenberg, Nir Shlomo, Dina Vorobeichik, Roy Beigel, Ran Kornowski, Zaza Iakobishvili
There are scarce contemporary data regarding the incidence and prognosis of early postmyocardial infarction pericarditis (PMIP). Thus, we retrospectively analyzed 6,282 patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) enrolled with known PMIP status in the Acute Coronary Syndrome Israeli Survey 2000 to 2013 registry. The primary outcome was the composite of all-cause mortality, nonfatal myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular event, stent thrombosis, or revascularization. The secondary outcomes were mortality and length of stay during the acute hospitalization...
December 23, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
Georgia Liantinioti, Antonios A Argyris, Athanase D Protogerou, Panayiotis Vlachoyiannopoulos
Colchicine has been longstanding and widely used for the treatment of acute gout flares and prevention of gout relapses. Its use has been extended to a series of autoinflammatory diseases, such as familial Mediterranean fever and more recently to periodic fever with aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and adenitis, Behcet's disease and idiopathic recurrent acute pericarditis. In this review, we summarize current indications of colchicine use, discuss its pharmacokinetics and mechanism of action and examine its use in the treatment of autoinflammatory diseases...
January 15, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
George Lazaros, Massimo Imazio, Antonio Brucato, Charalambos Vlachopoulos, Emilia Lazarou, Dimitrios Vassilopoulos, Dimitris Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Colchicine is an old drug originally employed for the treatment of inflammatory disorders such as acute gout and familiar Mediterranean fever. METHODS: In the past few decades, colchicine has been at the forefront of the pharmacotherapy of several cardiac diseases, including acute and recurrent pericarditis, coronary artery disease, prevention of atrial fibrillation and heart failure. In this review, we have summarized the current evidence based medicine and guidelines recommendations in the specific context of pericardial syndromes...
January 15, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
Lovely Chhabra, David H Spodick
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 21, 2017: European Heart Journal. Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
Morgane Van Wettere, Onorina Bruno, Pierre-Emmanuel Rautou, Valérie Vilgrain, Maxime Ronot
Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is defined by clinical and laboratory signs associated with partial or complete impairment of hepatic venous drainage in the absence of right heart failure or constrictive pericarditis. Primary BCS is the most frequent type and is a complication of hypercoagulable states, in particular myeloproliferative neoplasms. Secondary BCS involves tumor invasion or extrinsic compression. Most patients present with chronic BCS including a non-cirrhotic, dysmorphic, chronic liver disease with various degrees of fibrosis deposition...
December 28, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
Arnaud Roussel, Alexandre Nuzzo, Quentin Pellenc, Yves Castier, Romain De Blic, Pierre Cerceau, Célia Boulitrop, Mathieu Coblence, Sonia Aguir, Pierre Mordant, Léon Maggiori, Audrey Huguet, Annie Sibert, Francisca Joly, Olivier Corcos
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Without prompt superior mesenteric artery (SMA) revascularization, acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) frequently leads to death or short bowel syndrome (SBS). In SBS patients, persistent or chronic intestinal ischemia (PII) of the remnant bowel can lead to recurrences of AMI. Since SMA revascularization is sometimes unfeasible, celiac artery (CA) revascularization may improve blood supply to the remnant bowel. The aim of this study was to describe and to assess our experience of the CA revascularization in case of SMA occlusion unsuitable for revascularization in the setting of PII in SBS patients...
January 2018: International Journal of Surgery
Justina Katinaitė, Birutė Petrauskienė
Background: Recurrence affects about 30% (20% to 50%) of patients within 18 months after the initial episode of acute pericarditis resulting in subsequent rehospitalizations. Bearing in mind high treatment costs of patients admitted to hospital with acute and recurrent pericarditis, there is a need to optimize the treatment of both of these conditions. Materials and methods: We present a case of recurrent pericarditis. The first episode of pericarditis was diagnosed in 2006...
2017: Acta Medica Lituanica
Jukka Lehtonen
Recurrent pericarditis is the most common and problematic complication of acute pericarditis. After acute pericarditis, the pericarditis recurs in 20 to 50% of the patients. In most cases the etiology of pericarditis remains unclear, although it is generally thought to arise by an immunological mechanism. NSAID medication in combination with colchicine is the cornerstone of the treatment. Corticosteroids should be used mainly for those in whom the first-line drug treatment is not sufficient or first-line treatments are contraindicated...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
Ville Kytö, Matti Matti Niemelä
Acute pericarditis is typically associated with a viral infection. Chest pain appearing in connection with or soon after the symptoms of infection is the characteristic symptom. Diagnosis is based on the recognition of two characteristic findings (pericardial chest pain, pericardial friction rub, new ECG changes or new pericardial effusion). Medication with an anti-inflammatory analgesic for 1 to 2 weeks is the first-line treatment. A longer course of colchicine is recommended for the prevention of recurrence of the disease...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
Aviv Mager, Yeela Talmor, Chava Chezar Azzerad, Zaza Iakobishvili, Avital Porter, Ran Kornowski, David Hasdai
BACKGROUND: The traditional treatment of acute pericarditis includes non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs) or glucocorticoids. The addition of colchicine has been found to reduce the rate of recurrences. Glucocorticoids, however, may attenuate this effect, although the available data are limited. We examined the impact of colchicine on the rate of recurrence of acute idiopathic pericarditis pretreated with prednisone. METHODS: The frequency of recurrence in patients hospitalized for acute idiopathic pericarditis in a tertiary medical center in 2004-2014 who were treated with glucocorticoids or with non-steroidal therapy was assessed from the computerized hospital database...
April 2018: Journal of Cardiology
Ali Farzad, Jeffrey M Schussler
Acute myopericardial syndromes are common but can be challenging to manage and potentially have life-threatening complications. Careful clinical history, physical examination, electrocardiogram interpretation, and application of diagnostic criteria are needed to make an accurate diagnosis, exclude concomitant disease, and properly treat patients. Therapy for acute pericarditis should be guided per the underlying cause. For the most common causes, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs or aspirin with the addition of colchicine remains the mainstay of therapy...
February 2018: Cardiology Clinics
Jeong Min Seo, Jong Sung Park, Sang Seok Jeong
A 40-year-old male patient underwent radiofrequency catheter ablation for symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). Although pulmonary vein (PV) isolation was successfully completed without acute complications, the patient began complaining of sustained retrosternal pain. Seventeen days after ablation, the patient visited the emergency room with fever and severe chest pain with pericarditis-like features. Chest computed tomography (CT) revealed clustered air bubbles in the pericardial space. Esophagography confirmed leakage of contrast agent into the pericardial space but not into the left atrium...
November 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
Byungsung Park, Hyuckjin Kwon, Kwanseop Lee, Minjae Kang
Coxsackievirus A16 (CA16), which primarily causes hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD), is associated with complications, such as encephalitis, acute flaccid paralysis, myocarditis, pericarditis, and shock. However, no case of pancreatitis associated with CA16 has been reported in children. We report a case of CA16-associated acute pancreatitis in a 3-year-old girl with HFMD. She was admitted because of poor oral intake and high fever for 1 day. Maculopapular rashes on both hands and feet and multiple vesicles on the soft palate were observed on physical examination...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
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