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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159074/only-some-patients-with-bulbar-and-spinal-muscular-atrophy-may-develop-cardiac-disease
#1
Josef Finsterer, Claudia Stöllberger
Objectives: According to recent publications, some patients with spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (BSMA) develop cardiac disease, manifesting as ST-segment abnormalities, Brugada-syndrome, dilative cardiomyopathy, or sudden cardiac death. Here we present neurological and cardiac data of a BSMA patient who was followed up for 10 y. Case report: In a male patient aged 47 y, BSMA was diagnosed at age 37 y upon the typical clinical presentation (postural tremor since age 12 y, dysarthria since age 15 y, muscle cramps since age 29 y, general myalgias since age 32 y, general fasciculations since age 34 y, myoclonic jerks, easy fatigability, dyspnea upon exercise since age 36 y) and a CAG-repeat expansion of 47 ± 1 repeats in the androgen-receptor gene detected at age 37 y...
March 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115988/prevalence-and-determinants-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-a-group-of-cameroonian-patients-without-chronic-lung-disease-a-cross-sectional-echocardiographic-study
#2
Ahmadou M Jingi, Jean Jacques Noubiap, Aurel T Tankeu, Liliane Mfeukeu-Kuate, Clovis Nkoke, Philippe Kamdem, Alain Patrick Menanga, Samuel Kingue
OBJECTIVE: To study prevalence and determinants of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in a group of Cameroonian patients without chronic lung disease. We conducted a cross-sectional study conducted between April and December 2011 in a private cardiology clinic in Bafoussam, Cameroon. We included consenting participants aged ≥ 18, who underwent a Doppler echocardiography. Patients with chronic lung disease were excluded. RESULTS: A total of 178 participants were enrolled, of whom 44...
November 7, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115044/a-leg-ulcer-with-pulsating-varicose-veins%C3%A2-%C3%A2-from-the-legs-to-the-heart
#3
Sabrina Johanna Swoboda, Hauke Schumann, Dimitra Kiritsi
We present the case of a 58-year-old man who presented to our wound care centre with a 7 -month history of a progressive unilateral leg ulcer. He reported intermittent, heavy bleeding at the ulcer. The duplex sonography showed a bilateral incompetence of the saphenofemoral junctions and the entire course of the great saphenous veins and, surprisingly, also a bilateral reversed arterial-like pulsating flow in the great and small saphenous veins as well as in the deep veins of the lower extremities. During cardiac examination by auscultation and echocardiography, we detected a previously undescribed severe tricuspid insufficiency with strongly reduced systolic ejection of both the left and the right ventricle and repercussions on the peripheral venous system as a cause for the pulsating veins...
November 7, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113815/evaluation-of-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-by-the-intensivist
#4
REVIEW
Yonatan Y Greenstein, Paul H Mayo
The assessment of left ventricular diastolic function is an important element of advanced critical care echocardiography. Standard methods of evaluating diastolic function that are routinely performed on an elective basis in the cardiology echocardiography laboratory may be difficult to apply in the critical care unit. In this article, we review methods of measuring diastolic function with echocardiography that are of relevance to the intensivist and present two options for measurement: the standard cardiology method and a simplified approach...
November 4, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112180/impaired-right-ventricle-function-as-predictor-of-early-mortality-in-patients-with-light-chain-cardiac-amyloidosis-assessed-in-the-cardiology-department
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Justyna Anna Szczygieł, Piotr Zbigniew Wieczorek, Joanna Drozd-Sokołowska, Piotr Michałek, Łukasz Mazurkiewicz, Marta Legatowicz-Koprowska, Ewa Walczak, Wiesław Wiktor Jędrzejczak, Jadwiga Dwilewicz-Trojaczek, Jacek Grzybowski
INTRODUCTION    Light-chain amyloidosis (AL amyloidosis) is the most common cardiac amyloidosis. Early mortality remains a substantial problem despite progress in treatment. OBJECTIVES    The aim of the study was to obtain a clinical profile of patients diagnosed with AL amyloidosis in the cardiology department, to define an early mortality cut-off point in this population, and to identify predictors of early mortality. PATIENTS AND METHODS    The analysis covered 30 patients (14 females, median age 61...
November 3, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105550/adherence-to-guidelines-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-in-primary-health-care
#6
Maaike Giezeman, Mats Arne, Kersti Theander
OBJECTIVE: To describe adherence to international guidelines for chronic heart failure (CHF) management concerning diagnostics, pharmacological treatment and self-care behaviour in primary health care. DESIGN: A cross-sectional descriptive study of patients with CHF, using data obtained from medical records and a postal questionnaire. SETTING: Three primary health care centres in Sweden. SUBJECTS: Patients with a CHF diagnosis registered in their medical record...
November 6, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101266/a-59-year-old-woman-with-visible-precordial-pulsations
#7
Alastair J Moss, Renzo Pessotto, Andrew D Flapan
CLINICAL INTRODUCTION: A retired 59-year-old woman presented to the cardiology clinic concerned with cardiac pulsations that were visible on her chest wall. These were not associated with dyspnoea, syncope or chest discomfort.Of note, 8 years previously, she complained of recurrent nocturnal diaphoresis and 5 kg weight loss. Blood sampling at that time revealed a microcytic anaemia, reactive thrombocytosis and raised inflammatory markers (erythrocyte sedimentation rate 99 mm/hour, C-reactive protein 161 mg/L)...
November 3, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095976/lamin-a-c-cardiomyopathy-young-onset-high-penetrance-and-frequent-need-for-heart-transplantation
#8
Nina Eide Hasselberg, Trine Fink Haland, Jørg Saberniak, Pål Haugar Brekke, Knut Erik Berge, Trond Paul Leren, Thor Edvardsen, Kristina Hermann Haugaa
Aims: Lamin A/C (LMNA) mutations cause familial dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) with frequent conduction blocks and arrhythmias. We explored the prevalence, cardiac penetrance, and expressivity of LMNA mutations among familial DCM in Norway. Furthermore, we explored the risk factors and the outcomes in LMNA patients. Methods and results: During 2003-15, genetic testing was performed in patients referred for familial DCM. LMNA genotype-positive subjects were examined by electrocardiography, Holter monitoring, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, and echocardiography...
October 31, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093771/current-awareness-and-use-of-the-strain-echocardiography-in-routine-clinical-practices-result-of-a-nationwide-survey-in-korea
#9
Ju-Hee Lee, Jae-Hyeong Park, Seung Woo Park, Woo-Shik Kim, Il Suk Sohn, Jung Yeon Chin, Jung Sun Cho, Ho-Joong Youn, Hae Ok Jung, Sun Hwa Lee, Seong-Hwan Kim, Wook-Jin Chung, Chi Young Shim, Jin-Won Jeong, Eui-Young Choi, Se-Joong Rim, Jang-Young Kim, Kye Hun Kim, Joon-Han Shin, Dae-Hee Kim, Ung Jeon, Jung Hyun Choi, Yong-Jin Kim, Seung Jae Joo, Ki-Hong Kim, Kyoung Im Cho, Goo-Yeong Cho
Background: Because conventional echocardiographic parameters have several limitations, strain echocardiography has often been introduced in clinical practice. However, there are also obstacles in using it in clinical practice. Therefore, we wanted to find the current status of awareness on using strain echocardiography in Korea. Methods: We conducted a nationwide survey to evaluate current use and awareness of strain echocardiography from the members of the Korean Society of Echocardiography...
September 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073313/things-we-do-for-no-reason-echocardiogram-in-unselected-patients-with-syncope
#10
Charles L Madeira, Michael J Craig, Andrew Donohoe, John R Stephens
Syncope is a common cause of emergency department visits and hospitalizations. Echocardiogram is frequently used as a diagnostic tool in the evaluation of syncope, performed in 39% to 91% of patients. The diagnostic yield of echocardiogram for detecting clinically important abnormalities in patients with a normal history, physical examination, and electrocardiogram (ECG), however, is extremely low. In contrast, echocardiograms performed on patients with syncope with a positive cardiac history, abnormal examination, and/or ECG identify an abnormality in up to 29% of cases, though these abnormalities are not always defi nitively the cause of symptoms...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071783/age-is-not-a-good-predictor-of-irreversibility-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-congenital-cardiac-malformations-with-left-to-right-shunt
#11
Amir-Reza Hosseinpour, Marie-Hélène Perez, David Longchamp, Jacques Cotting, Nicole Sekarski, Michel Hurni, René Prêtre, Stefano Di Bernardo
OBJECTIVE: Congenital cardiac malformations with high pulmonary blood flow and pressure due to left-to-right shunts are usually repaired in early infancy for both the benefits of early relief of heart failure and the fear that the concomitant pulmonary hypertension may become irreversible unless these defects are corrected at an early age. Age, however, has been a poor predictor of irreversibility of pulmonary hypertension in our experience, which is presented here. DESIGN: A retrospective observational study...
October 25, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067561/acc-aats-aha-ase-asnc-hrs-scai-scct-scmr-sts-2017-appropriate-use-criteria-for-multimodality-imaging-in-valvular-heart-disease-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-appropriate-use-criteria-task-force-american-association-for-thoracic-surgery-american
#12
John U Doherty, Smadar Kort, Roxana Mehran, Paul Schoenhagen, Prem Soman
This document is 1 of 2 companion appropriate use criteria (AUC) documents developed by the American College of Cardiology, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons. This document addresses the evaluation and use of multimodality imaging in the diagnosis and management of valvular heart disease, whereas the second, companion document addresses this topic with regard to structural heart disease...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066081/acc-aats-aha-ase-asnc-hrs-scai-scct-scmr-sts-2017-appropriate-use-criteria-for-multimodality-imaging-in-valvular%C3%A2-heart-disease-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-appropriate-use-criteria-task-force-american-association-for-thoracic-surgery-american
#13
John U Doherty, Smadar Kort, Roxana Mehran, Paul Schoenhagen, Prem Soman, Greg J Dehmer, John U Doherty, Paul Schoenhagen, Zahid Amin, Thomas M Bashore, Andrew Boyle, Dennis A Calnon, Blase Carabello, Manuel D Cerqueira, John Conte, Milind Desai, Daniel Edmundowicz, Victor A Ferrari, Brian Ghoshhajra, Praveen Mehrotra, Saman Nazarian, T Brett Reece, Balaji Tamarappoo, Wendy S Tzou, John B Wong, John U Doherty, Gregory J Dehmer, Steven R Bailey, Nicole M Bhave, Alan S Brown, Stacie L Daugherty, Larry S Dean, Milind Y Desai, Claire S Duvernoy, Linda D Gillam, Robert C Hendel, Christopher M Kramer, Bruce D Lindsay, Warren J Manning, Praveen Mehrotra, Manesh R Patel, Ritu Sachdeva, L Samuel Wann, David E Winchester, Michael J Wolk, Joseph M Allen
This document is 1 of 2 companion appropriate use criteria (AUC) documents developed by the American College of Cardiology, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons. This document addresses the evaluation and use of multimodality imaging in the diagnosis and management of valvular heart disease, whereas the second, companion document addresses this topic with regard to structural heart disease...
October 20, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055511/the-relationship-between-causative-microorganisms-and-cardiac-lesions-caused-by-infective-endocarditis-new-perspectives-from-the-contemporary-cohort-of-patients
#14
Danijela Trifunovic, Bosiljka Vujisic-Tesic, Biljana Obrenovic-Kircanski, Branislava Ivanovic, Dimitra Kalimanovska-Ostric, Milan Petrovic, Marija Boricic-Kostic, Snezana Matic, Goran Stevanovic, Jelena Marinkovic, Olga Petrovic, Gordana Draganic, Mirjana Tomic-Dragovic, Svetozar Putnik, Dejan Markovic, Vladimir Tutus, Ivana Jovanovic, Maja Markovic, Ivana M Petrovic, Jelena M Petrovic, Jelena Stepanovic
BACKGROUND: The etiology of infective endocarditis (IE) is changing. More aggressive forms with multiple IE cardiac lesions have become more frequent. This study sought to explore the relationship between contemporary causative microorganisms and IE cardiac lesions and to analyze the impact of multiple lesions on treatment choice. METHODS: In 246 patients hospitalized for IE between 2008 and 2015, cardiac lesions caused by IE were analyzed by echocardiography, classified according to the 2015 European Society of Cardiology guidelines and correlated with microbiological data...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054308/acc-aats-aha-ase-eacts-hvs-sca-scai-scct-scmr-sts-2017-appropriate-use-criteria-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-appropriate-use-criteria-task-force-american-association-for-thoracic-surgery
#15
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042864/recent-advances-in-pediatric-interventional-cardiology
#16
REVIEW
Seong-Ho Kim
During the last 10 years, there have been major technological achievements in pediatric interventional cardiology. In addition, there have been several advances in cardiac imaging, especially in 3-dimensional imaging of echocardiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and cineangiography. Therefore, more types of congenital heart diseases can be treated in the cardiac catheter laboratory today than ever before. Furthermore, lesions previously considered resistant to interventional therapies can now be managed with high success rates...
August 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041875/-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-modalities-what-do-we-really-see
#17
A A Ansheles, B V Sergienko
Assessment of perfusion, severity of ischemia and the volume of viable myocardium, including single-photon or positron emission tomography (SPECT and PET) is one of the most important stages of examination of patients with ischemic heart disease. However, in recent years "perfusion" prefix was added to other cardiologic modalities (echocardiography, magnetic resonance and computed tomography). Such a terminological uncertainty leads cardiologists to an erroneous evaluation of real possibilities of these methods...
July 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024504/high-validity-of-cardiomyopathy-diagnoses-in-western-sweden-1989-2009
#18
Carmen Basic, Annika Rosengren, Sandra Lindström, Maria Schaufelberger
AIM: Hospital discharges with a diagnosis of cardiomyopathy have more than doubled in Sweden since 1987. We validated the cardiomyopathy diagnoses over this time period to investigate that the increase was real and not a result of improved recognition of the diagnosis and better diagnostic methods. METHODS AND RESULTS: Every fifth year from 1989 to 2009, records for all patients with a cardiomyopathy diagnosis were identified by searching the local registers in three hospitals in Västra Götaland, Sweden...
October 11, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017631/infants-born-with-critical-chd-in-arizona-and-capacities-of-birth-centres-for-screening-and-management
#19
Lydia Villa, Brent Bjornsen, Heather Giacone, Erica M Weidler, Ekta Bajaj, Andrew Muth, Melanie Kennedy, Timothy Flood, Dianna Contreras, Joseph Spadafino, Ashish Shah
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to identify locations of births in Arizona with critical CHD, as well as to assess the current use of pulse-oximetry screening and capacities of birth centres to manage a positive screen. Study design Infants (n=487) with a potentially critical CHD were identified from the Arizona Department of Health Services from 2012 and 2013; charts were retrospectively reviewed. Diagnosis was confirmed using echocardiographies. ArcGIS was used to generate maps to visualise the location of treating facility and mother's residence...
October 11, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992908/evaluation-of-pericardial-effusion-in-dogs-and-successful-treatment-using-a-hemodialysis-fistula-needle-a-retrospective-study
#20
REVIEW
Bartolo Celona, Chiara Crinò, Elisabetta Giudice, Simona Di Pietro
The aim of this retrospective study was to assess epidemiology and echocardiographic findings of pericardial effusion in canine patients and to determine the clinical usefulness and safety of a new pericardiocentesis technique, using a "fistula needle" for hemodialysis. A database of 5304 dogs of different breeds, age, gender, type, and severity of the cardiac disease, referred for a specialist cardiology and echocardiographic examination from 2009-2016, was reviewed. All the dogs were subjected to echocardiography; when possible and required, an echo-guided pericardiocentesis was performed by mean of a 17G "fistula needle" commonly used for hemodialysis...
June 2017: Topics in Companion Animal Medicine
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