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Hala S Hamza, Wessam A Raouf, Asmaa Z Zaher, Hala M Agha
Background: Echocardiographic features of acute Kawasaki disease (KD) have not been well characterized in Egyptian children. This study aimed to provide insight into the pattern of cardiac involvement in Egyptian children with Kawasaki disease, focusing on echocardiographic coronary abnormalities and their associated risk predictors. Methods and Results: Medical records of 64 KD patients from 2012 to 2016 were retrospectively analyzed with recalculation of coronary artery z-scores during the first eight weeks after fever onset...
October 31, 2017: Global Cardiology Science & Practice
W H Wu, L J Huang, J Z Pu, X Y Huang, X Pu, Y Ning, X Wang
Objective: To investigate the feasibility and efficacy of transcatheter closure of anastomotic leakage after aortic surgery using Amplatzer Vascular Plug Ⅲ (AVP Ⅲ). Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed in 5 patients with anastomotic leakage after aortic surgery, who underwent transcatheter closure in our hospital from January to June 2017 using AVP Ⅲ. Surgeries were performed in 3 cases of Standford type A dissection, 1 case of ascending aortic aneurysm and 1 case of persistent truncus.There were 3 males,and age was (43...
March 24, 2018: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
Alicia Blackman, Wayne Mohammed
This case presents a woman in her early 20s who died after the sudden onset of chest pain. Five years earlier, she was investigated for a cardiac murmur during pregnancy and an echocardiogram revealed a 6.0×3.0 cm blood-filled sac compressing the left atrium and anterolateral aspect of the left ventricle with communication to the aortic root. She later had a CT scan of the chest with contrast, which showed aneurysmal dilatation of the left main coronary artery. She was placed on aspirin but defaulted from clinic 11 months post partum...
March 20, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
In-Cheol Kim, Suyon Chang, Geu-Ru Hong, Seung Hyun Lee, Sak Lee, Jong-Won Ha, Byung-Chul Chang, Young Jin Kim, Chi Young Shim
BACKGROUND: Recent evolution of cardiac computed tomography (CT) provides useful information about valvular and perivalvular structures. We compared the diagnostic performance of CT and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) with applications of 3-dimensional reconstruction in detecting vegetation and intracardiac complications in patients with infective endocarditis (IE). METHODS AND RESULTS: Seventy-five patients (53 men; age, 58±15 years) with definite IE who underwent TEE and CT with 3-dimensional reconstruction within 3 days were analyzed...
March 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
Karl Waked, Marc Schepens
During open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair (OTAAAR), there is an inevitable organ ischemic period that occurs when the abdominal arteries are being reattached to the aortic graft. Despite various protective techniques, the incidence of renal and visceral complications remains substantial. This state-of-the-art review gives an overview of the current and most evidence-based organ protection methods during OTAAAR, based on the most recent publications and personal experience. An electronic search was performed in four medical databases, using the following MeSH terms: thoracoabdominal aneurysm, TAAAR, visceral protection, renal protection, kidney, perfusion, and intestines...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
Raymond Stegeman, Johannes M P J Breur, Jörg Heuser, Nicolaas J G Jansen, Willem B de Vries, Daniel C Vijlbrief, Mirella M C Molenschot, Felix Haas, Gregor J Krings
BACKGROUND: Surgical treatment of critical aortic coarctation (CoA) is difficult in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants ≤1500 g and preferably postponed until 3 kg with prostaglandins (PGE). OBJECTIVES: To investigate the procedure and outcome of primary coronary stent implantation as bridging therapy to surgery in VLBW infants with CoA. METHODS: Retrospective evaluation of primary CoA stenting in VLBW infants from 2010 to 2015. RESULTS: Five VLBW infants with a median gestational age of 29 weeks (27-32) underwent primary CoA stenting...
March 8, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Richard A Gray, Pras Pathmanathan
Patient-specific computer models have been developed representing a variety of aspects of the cardiovascular system spanning the disciplines of electrophysiology, electromechanics, solid mechanics, and fluid dynamics. These physiological mechanistic models predict macroscopic phenomena such as electrical impulse propagation and contraction throughout the entire heart as well as flow and pressure dynamics occurring in the ventricular chambers, aorta, and coronary arteries during each heartbeat. Such models have been used to study a variety of clinical scenarios including aortic aneurysms, coronary stenosis, cardiac valvular disease, left ventricular assist devices, cardiac resynchronization therapy, ablation therapy, and risk stratification...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
Barış Akça, Nevzat Erdil, Mehmet Cengiz Colak, Olcay Murat Disli, Bektas Battaloglu, Cemil Colak
BACKGROUND:  We aimed to investigate the risk factors of post-coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) atrial fibrillation (AF) in male and female patients without any history of AF, to identify the sex-specific risk factors, and to examine the effect of sex-specific risk factors on the overall population. METHODS:  This retrospective study was conducted using the hospital database with 4,758 patients who underwent CABG surgery. Among them, 2,836 patients with complete data participated in this study...
March 6, 2018: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Philip W Stather, James Ferguson, Ayoola Awopetu, Jonathan R Boyle
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The effect of suprarenal (SR) as opposed to infrarenal (IR) fixation on renal outcomes post-endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) remains controversial. This meta-analysis aims to update current understanding of this issue. METHODS: A prior meta-analysis was updated through a Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses search for additional studies published in the last 3 years reporting on renal dysfunction or related outcomes post-EVAR...
March 2, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
R E Clough, R Spear, K Van Calster, A Hertault, R Azzaoui, J Sobocinski, D Fabre, S Haulon
BACKGROUND: Surgical repair of aortic arch pathology is complex and associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Alternative approaches have been developed to reduce these risks, including the use of thoracic stent-grafts with fenestrations or in combination with bypass procedures to maintain supra-aortic trunk blood flow. Branched stent-grafts are a novel approach to treat aortic arch pathology. METHODS: Consecutive patients with aortic arch disease presenting to a single university hospital vascular centre were considered for branched stent-graft repair (October 2010 to January 2017)...
March 2018: British Journal of Surgery
Sang-Bae Ko
Although perioperative stroke is uncommon during low-risk non-vascular surgery, if it occurs, it can negatively impact recovery from the surgery and functional outcome. Based on the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Consensus Statement, perioperative stroke includes intraoperative stroke, as well as postoperative stroke developing within 30 days after surgery. Factors related to perioperative stroke include age, sex, a history of stroke or transient ischemic attack, cardiac surgery (aortic surgery, mitral valve surgery, or coronary artery bypass graft surgery), and neurosurgery (external carotid-internal carotid bypass surgery, carotid endarterectomy, or aneurysm clipping)...
February 2018: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
Guntram Lock, Thies Daniels, Lars Kock
An 81-year-old patient with significant cardiac comorbidities, a history of sigmoid resection 6 years ago, and iliac bypass surgery 19 years ago presented with mild hematochezia for the previous 3 days. While hemodynamically stable at first, he developed massive bleeding during preparation for colonoscopy and underwent a short course of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Colonoscopy revealed no active bleeding but a protuberance of the colonic wall and a coagulation clot. In ultrasonography immediately after endoscopy, a large aneurysm was diagnosed and diagnosis of an iliaco-colonic fistula was assumed...
February 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
David F Miranda, Angie S Lobo, Brooks Walsh, Yader Sandoval, Stephen W Smith
The 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) remains the most immediately accessible and widely used initial diagnostic tool for guiding management in patients with suspected myocardial infarction (MI). Although the development of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays has improved the rule-in and rule-out and risk stratification of acute MI without ST elevation, the immediate management of the subset of acute MI with acute coronary occlusion depends on integrating clinical presentation and ECG findings. Careful interpretation of the ECG might yield subtle features suggestive of ischemia that might facilitate more rapid triage of patients with subtle acute coronary occlusion or, conversely, in identification of ST-elevation MI mimics (pseudo ST-elevation MI patterns)...
February 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
Cedric Manlhiot, Sunita O'Shea, Bailey Bernknopf, Michael LaBelle, Nita Chahal, Rejane F Dillenburg, Lillian S Lai, Dirk Bock, Brendan Lew, Sameer Masood, Mathew Mathew, Brian W McCrindle
BACKGROUND: We have previously documented an increase in the incidence of Kawasaki disease (KD) in Ontario followed by a stabilization from 1995 to 2006. We sought to validate the estimation of incidence of KD using administrative data and to describe the epidemiology of KD across Canada from 2004 to 2014. METHODS: We queried the Canadian Hospital Discharge Database for hospital admissions associated with a discharge diagnosis of KD. The data set was manually curated and estimates of incidence were compared with those obtained from the retrospective triennial surveillances of KD performed in 2007 and 2010...
December 15, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
Peng-Fei Chen, Liang Tang, Zhen-Zhen Liu, Xinqun Hu
RATIONALE: Coronary artery fistula (CAF) is characterized by an abnormal communication of a coronary artery with a cardiac chamber or a great vessel bypassing the capillary bed. Surgical closure of large or symptomatic CAF is the gold standard treatment. However the previously closed CAF still has the possibility to reopen. Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) is defined as a condition that occurs when the obstruction of the superior vena cava interrupts blood flow from the head, upper extremities, and thorax to the right atrium and can present a life-threatening situation...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ritin Fernandez, Fady Zaky, Avedis Ekmejian, Elizabeth Curtis, Astin Lee
BACKGROUND: Trans-radial access has rapidly become the standard for percutaneous coronary procedures in the last decade. As proceduralists overcome the learning curve and become more competent in trans-radial access, alternative safe access sites such as the ulnar artery have been increasingly used for emergent and elective procedures. The aim of this study was to synthesize the best available evidence of the impact on major adverse cardiac events (MACE) of ulnar artery compared to radial artery cardiac catheterization...
February 1, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Cismaru Gabriel, Mihai Puiu, Radu Rosu, Lucian Muresan, Raluca Rancea, Gabriel Gusetu, Dana Pop, Dumitru Zdrenghea
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy is a genetic disorder characterized by fibrofattty replacement of the right ventricular myocardium. In the revised 2010 Task Force Criteria, a major criteria for ARVD/C is the presence of RV aneurysm by 2D echo. Our report demonstrates that intracardiac ultrasound can detect RV aneurysms and also focal absence of trabeculations which brings additional value to the diagnosis of ARVD/C. A 26-year-old male patient suffering from multiple sustained episodes of ventricular tachycardia was implanted with an internal cardiac defibrillator after confirmation of the disease by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging...
January 2018: Oxford Medical Case Reports
Tsukasa Oshima, Shun Minatsuki, Masahiro Myojo, Satoshi Kodera, Kan Nawata, Jiro Ando, Hiroshi Akazawa, Masafumi Watanabe, Minoru Ono, Issei Komuro
Coronary stent fracture (SF) is rare as a complication of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and its adverse events are increasingly being recognized with the development in devices of PCI. The major adverse events caused by SFs are in-stent restenosis due to neointimal overgrowth caused by poor drug delivery.1,2) A coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) is a rare complication of SF, but may lead to lethal events such as acute coronary syndrome or rupture of the CAA further leading to cardiac tamponade.3-5) However, the management of CAAs is controversial with or without SF...
2018: International Heart Journal
Lihong Pu, Rongjuan Li, Jinjie Xie, Ya Yang, Guowen Liu, Yueli Wang, Yijia Li
The objective of this study was to determine the characteristic echocardiographic manifestations of Behçet's disease. Ninety-seven Behçet's patients admitted to our hospital from January 2002 to December 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. There were 63 patients (64.9%) with cardiac involvement; these included 47 men (74.6%) and 16 women (25.4%). Of these 63 patients, most (74.6%) exhibited valvular lesions, especially aortic regurgitation. The primary characteristic manifestations of valves were cusp prolapse with aneurysmal changes, vegetation-like lesions and echo-free spaces within the annulus...
January 17, 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
Raimundo Barbosa-Barros, Andrés R Pérez-Riera, Kimmo Koivula, Jairo de Carvalho Santos, Luiz C de Abreu, Kjell Nikus
Aortitis is one of many possible manifestations of tertiary syphilis. Aortic disease is the most common of all cardiovascular syphilitic lesions. Aortic diseases caused by tertiary syphilis include aortitis, aortic root dilation, aneurysm formation, aortic regurgitation and coronary ostial stenosis. A less common manifestation of syphilitic aortitis is coronary artery ostial narrowing related to aortic wall thickening. We report a case of a 40-year-old male patient admitted with a clinical picture of acute coronary syndrome (unstable angina)...
January 21, 2018: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
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