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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800983/gastrointestinal-complications-after-cardiac-surgery-a-nationwide-population-based-analysis-of-morbidity-and-mortality-predictors
#1
Rabail Chaudhry, John Zaki, Robert Wegner, Greesha Pednekar, Alex Tse, Roy Sheinbaum, George W Williams
OBJECTIVE: The authors aimed to evaluate the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of gastrointestinal (GI) complications in cardiac and aortic surgery using recent versions of the National (Nationwide) Inpatient Sample (NIS) to provide clinicians with a better understanding of these uncommon but potentially serious complications. DESIGN: Population-based study. SETTING: NIS database 2010-2012. PARTICIPANTS: Patients undergoing cardiac and aortic aneurysm repair surgeries...
August 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766718/left-ventricular-aneurysm-sudden-unexpected-deaths-in-a-29-year-old-man
#2
Supawon Srettabunjong
Left ventricular aneurysm (LVA) is an abnormal dilated heart structure, either congenital or acquired. LVA is a rare cardiac condition with no symptoms in most cases, thus occasionally diagnosed during investigations of other diseases. Its association with certain cardiac complications and sudden cardiac deaths has been reported. However, its role as a cause of sudden unexpected death is rare. The author reported a sudden cardiac death in a 29-year-old man with LVA. Without a significant coronary artery disease and known etiologies of LVA, such an abnormal heart structure in the present case was considered congenital LVA...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762441/severe-aortic-regurgitation-complicating-takayasu-s-arteritis
#3
Wala M Alali, Saeed A Alahmari, Yahya S Alhebaishi, Seham A Alrashidi
We present an uncommon case of a 48-year-old female patient with symptomatic presentation of a severe aortic regurgitation with aneurysm of the ascending aorta and progressive dyspnea. Detailed investigation of laboratory tests and imaging identified Takayasu's arteritis (TA) as the underlying etiology. Computed tomography scan revealed complete occlusion of the right carotid artery as well as stenosis at the origins of left subclavian and vertebral arteries. In addition, cardiac magnetic resonance angiogram showed aneurysm at the proximal segment of right subclavian artery...
August 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751537/management-of-kawasaki-disease-in-adults
#4
REVIEW
Kara J Denby, Daniel E Clark, Larry W Markham
Kawasaki disease is the most common childhood vasculitis in the USA and the most common cause of acquired cardiac disease in children in developed countries. Since the vast majority of Kawasaki disease initially presents at <5 years of age, many adult cardiologists are unfamiliar with the pathophysiology of this disease. This vasculitis has a predilection for coronary arteries with a high complication rate across the lifespan for those with medium to large coronary artery aneurysms. An inflammatory cascade produces endothelial dysfunction and damage to the vascular wall, leading to aneurysmal dilatation...
July 27, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746082/heartware-ventricular-assist-device-as-a-bridge-to-transplant-in-a-small-boy-with-complicated-kawasaki-disease
#5
Christopher E Mascio, Dhananjay P Malankar, Jonathan J Rome
We report a case of HeartWare ventricular assist device (HVAD) implant as a Bridge-to-Transplant in the smallest and the youngest known patient, a 32-month-old boy (body surface area of 0.66 m2) with known Kawasaki disease and giant coronary artery aneurysms. The disease course was complicated by coronary thromboembolism resulting in acute myocardial infarction, ventricular fibrillation, and cardiac arrest. After short-term support with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for 7 days and long-term support with an HVAD for 5 months, he underwent heart transplantation and is doing well 2 months after the transplant...
July 25, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745134/giant-left-circumflex-coronary-artery-aneurysm-with-fistula-to-the-right-atrium
#6
Jerrold Spapen, Katrien Van Kolen, Arno Gigase, Paul Vermeersch
Coronary artery fistulae are rare cardiac anomalies with a prevalence of 0.2% of all the patients undergoing coronary angiography. The majority of them are congenital and generally origin from the right coronary artery. Occasionally acquired (mostly iatrogenic) fistulae can develop. Although frequently subclinical, symptoms of angina and congestive heart failure may occur. We present an unusual well-illustrated case of a strongly dilated circumflex coronary artery with formation of two giant aneurysms and fistulous communication towards the right atrium...
July 26, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740625/pulmonary-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-corrected-tetralogy-of-fallot
#7
Fotios M Mitropoulos, Meletios A Kanakis, Christos Ntellos, Constantinos Loukas, Periklis Davlouros, Theophili Kousi, Andrew C Chatzis
Introduction: Development of pulmonary insufficiency in patients with surgically corrected tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) may lead to severe right heart failure with serious consequences. We herein present our experience with pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) in these patients. Methods: From 2005-2013, 99 consecutive patients (71 males/28 females, mean age 38±8 years), underwent PVR after 7 to 40 (mean 29 ± 8) years from the initial correction. Seventy nine of the symptomatic patients presented in NYHA II, 14 in III and 2 in IV...
2017: Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735438/adenosine-assisted-neurovascular-surgery-initial-case-series-and-review-of-literature
#8
REVIEW
Alaa Al-Mousa, Gahan Bose, Katharine Hunt, Ahmed K Toma
Cerebral aneurysms in complex anatomical locations and intraoperative rupture of aneurysms are challenging for neurosurgeons and anaesthetists alike. Mechanical and non-mechanical methods to reduce blood flow into aneurysms are well-recognised techniques to facilitate aneurysm exclusion from the circulation. Mechanical methods like temporary clipping of parent arteries, carotid artery ligation and endovascular balloon occlusion are commonly used in clinical practice. However, non-mechanical techniques such as rapid ventricular pacing and adenosine-induced cardiac standstill with hypotension are still emerging strategies...
July 22, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734587/computed-tomography-predict-regression-of-coronary-artery-aneurysm-in-patients-with-kawasaki-disease
#9
Po-Ting Chen, Ming-Tai Lin, Yih-Sharng Chen, Shyh-Jye Chen, Mei-Hwan Wu
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The study evaluated possible factors influencing the regression of coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) in patients with Kawasaki disease (KD) through electrocardiographically gated cardiac computed tomography (CT). METHODS: 18 patients with KD exhibited CAAs in at least 2 CT examinations conducted from December 2004 to September 2015, and 37 aneurysms were observed. Every aneurysm was corrected through the descending aorta at the origin level of the left main coronary artery under a normal distribution and measured under a fixed window level...
July 19, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720694/myocardial-infarction-masquerading-as-myocarditis-in-a-patient-with-factor-v-leiden-unmasked-with-mr
#10
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/28720136/bilateral-multiple-pulmonary-artery-aneurysms-associated-with-cavitary-pulmonary-tuberculosis-a-case-report
#11
Pedro Pallangyo, Frederick Lyimo, Smita Bhalia, Hilda Makungu, Bashir Nyangasa, Flora Lwakatare, Pal Suranyi, Mohamed Janabi
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary artery aneurysms constitute <1% of aneurysms occurring in the thoracic cavity. Congenital cardiac defects are responsible for the majority (>50%) of cases, however, pulmonary artery aneurysm is a rare sequelae of pulmonary tuberculosis reported in about 5% of patients with chronic cavitary tuberculosis on autopsy. The natural history of this potentially fatal condition remains poorly understood and guidelines for optimal management are controversial. CASE PRESENTATION: A 24-year-old man, a nursing student of African descent, was referred to us from an up-country regional hospital with a 4-week history of recurrent episodes of breathlessness, awareness of heartbeats and coughing blood 3 weeks after completing a 6-month course of anti-tuberculosis drugs...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711400/thirty-day-outcomes-after-fenestrated-endovascular-repair-are-superior-to-open-repair-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-involving-visceral-vessels
#12
Prateek K Gupta, Reshma Brahmbhatt, Kelly Kempe, Shaun M Stickley, Michael J Rohrer
OBJECTIVE: Although few studies have reported outcomes after branched or fenestrated endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (FEVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms involving visceral vessels (AAA-Vs), no multi-institutional study has compared FEVAR with open surgery (OS) for AAA-Vs. Our objective was to compare 30-day outcomes after FEVAR vs OS for AAA-Vs. METHODS: Patients who underwent FEVAR (n = 535) and OS (n = 1207) for elective AAA-Vs were identified from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) 2008 to 2013 database...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701605/role-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-surgical-retrieval-of-embolized-amplatzer-device-and-closure-of-coronary-cameral-fistula
#13
Bhupesh Kumar, Alok Kumar, Ganesh Kumar, Harkant Singh
Congenital coronary artery fistula is an uncommon anomaly. Transcatheter coil embolization or Amplatzer vascular plug device closure of fistula is often done in symptomatic patients with safe accessibility to the feeding coronary artery. Embolization of Amplatzer vascular plug device is rare. We report an 11-year-old male child who presented to us with increasing shortness of breath for 7 years. He had a history of Amplatzer vascular plug device closure of right coronary-cameral fistula 8 years back. Echocardiography demonstrated a dilated aneurysmal right coronary artery with turbulent jet entering into the right ventricle (RV) and device embolized into the left pulmonary artery (LPA)...
July 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701599/interesting-images-multiple-coronary-artery-aneurysms
#14
Jonathon M Howard, Omar Viswanath, Alfredo Armas, Orlando Santana, Gerald P Rosen
We present the case of a 65-year-old male who presented with stable angina and dyspnea on exertion. His initial workup yielded a positive treadmill stress test for reversible apical ischemia, and transthoracic echocardiogram demonstrated impaired systolic function. Cardiac catheterization was then performed, revealing severe atherosclerotic disease including multiple coronary artery aneurysms. As a result, the patient was advised to and subsequently underwent a coronary artery bypass graft. This case highlights the presence of multiple coronary artery aneurysms and the ability to appreciate these pathologic findings on multiple imaging modalities, including coronary angiogram, transesophageal echocardiography, and direct visualization through the surgical field...
July 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696036/cervical-artery-dissection-expands-the-cardiovascular-phenotype-in-fbn1-related-weill-marchesani-syndrome
#15
Kelsey Newell, Wendy Smith, Brian Ghoshhajra, Eric Isselbacher, Angela Lin, Mark E Lindsay
Weill-Marchesani syndrome (WMS) is a rare form of acromelic dysplasia that is characterized by distinctive skeletal, ocular, and cardiovascular abnormalities. Previously described cardiac manifestations of WMS include aortic and pulmonary valve stenosis, mitral valve prolapse, mitral stenosis, and QTc prolongation. Autosomal dominant forms of WMS result from heterozygous pathogenic variants in FBN1, a gene with a well characterized role in the pathogenesis of thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) in the context of Marfan syndrome...
July 11, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693048/the-use-of-branched-endografts-for-the-aortic-arch-in-the-endovascular-era
#16
Rami O Tadros, Scott R Safir, Peter L Faries, Daniel K Han, Rajiv K Chander, Cherrie Z Abraham, Michael L Marin, Allan S Stewart
The endovascular realm has steadily increased its footing in the treatment of the aorta and all of its territories since the foundational case in 1990 by Parodi. The aortic arch, however, continues to be one of the last bastions for treatment via open surgery, which remains the gold standard. Significant comorbidity and prior cardiac surgery prevent open surgery from being the only preferred option, allowing novel endovascular procedures to be considered. Since 1999, more advanced endovascular systems have been created by companies such as Cook Medical, Bolton Medical, Medtronic, Endospan, Gore Medical, and, recently, Kawasumi...
July 25, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689952/a-novel-off-the-shelf-technique-for-endovascular-repair-of-type-iii-and-iv-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysms-using-the-gore-excluder-and-viabahn-branches
#17
Mathew Wooster, Adam Tanious, R Wesley Jones, Paul Armstrong, Murray Shames
OBJECTIVE: To describe the use of a novel off-the-shelf technique to repair type III and type IV thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA) in absence of available prefabricated branched devices. METHODS: All patients undergoing endovascular repair of type III and IV TAAAs using this technique were included from a prospectively maintained registry at a regional aortic referral center. The proximal bifurcated Gore C3 Excluder device is positioned in the descending thoracic aorta with the contralateral gate 2-3 cm above the celiac artery...
July 6, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670064/coronary-arterial-aneurysms-in-previously-transplanted-donor-hearts
#18
Nitin Kondapalli, William C Roberts
Described herein is a 57-year-old man who had had a cardiac transplant 5 years earlier (at age 52) and died of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. The donor heart was found to have a fusiform aneurysm, each filled with thrombus, in 2 major epicardial coronary arteries.
July 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668148/large-left-ventricular-aneurysm-and-multifocal-myocardial-involvement-in-a-patient-with-systemic-sclerosis
#19
Luca Olivotti, Deborah Cosmi, Annamaria Nicolino, Luigi Martinelli, Shahram Moshiri, Gian Battista Danzi
A 43-year-old man with systemic sclerosis and chest pain had negative T waves in precordial electrocardiographic leads. The echocardiogram showed a large left ventricular apical accessory chamber. The coronary arteries were normal. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a large fibrotic aneurysm and a small patch of midwall late enhancement in the septum. The aneurysm was surgically removed. At the 8-month follow-up, cardiac MRI showed the appearance of a new nodular lesion in the anterior wall, causing a localized wall motion abnormality...
July 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662948/cardiac-events-and-the-maximum-diameter-of-coronary-artery-aneurysms-in-kawasaki-disease
#20
Etsuko Tsuda, Nobuyuki Tsujii, Yosuke Hayama
OBJECTIVES: To clarify the occurrence of cardiac events based on the maximal diameter of the maximal coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) in Kawasaki disease (KD). STUDY DESIGN: Two hundred fourteen patients (160 male and 54 female) who had had at least 1 CAA in the selective coronary angiogram less than 100 days after the onset of KD were studied. We measured the maximal CAA diameters in the major branches of the initial coronary angiograms. Death, myocardial infarction and coronary artery revascularization were included as cardiac events in this study...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
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