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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/28917680/effusive-constrictive-pericarditis-after-pericardiocentesis-incidence-associated-findings-and-natural-history
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Kye Hun Kim, William R Miranda, Larry J Sinak, Faisal F Syed, Rowlens M Melduni, Raul E Espinosa, Garvan C Kane, Jae K Oh
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate the incidence, associated findings, and natural history of effusive-constrictive pericarditis (ECP) after pericardiocentesis. BACKGROUND: ECP is characterized by the coexistence of tense pericardial effusion and constriction of the heart by the visceral pericardium. Echocardiography is currently the main diagnostic tool in the assessment of pericardial disease, but limited data have been published on the incidence and prognosis of ECP diagnosed by echo-Doppler...
September 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884343/prognostic-impact-of-isolated-right-ventricular-dysfunction-in-sepsis-and-septic-shock-an-8-year-historical-cohort-study
#3
Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula, Mukesh Kumar, Govind Pandompatam, Ankit Sakhuja, Rahul Kashyap, Kianoush Kashani, Ognjen Gajic, Jeffrey B Geske, Jacob C Jentzer
BACKGROUND: Echocardiographic myocardial dysfunction is reported commonly in sepsis and septic shock, but there are limited data on sepsis-related right ventricular dysfunction. This study sought to evaluate the association of right ventricular dysfunction with clinical outcomes in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. METHODS: Historical cohort study of adult patients admitted to all intensive care units at the Mayo Clinic from January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2014 for severe sepsis and septic shock, who had an echocardiogram performed within 72 h of admission...
September 7, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842378/end-of-life-discussions-in-patients-with-heart-failure
#4
Kathleen A Young, Margaret M Redfield, Jacob J Strand, Shannon M Dunlay
BACKGROUND: Although guidelines call on clinicians to conduct regular conversations about advance care planning and end-of-life (EOL) preferences with patients with heart failure (HF), research suggests that physicians often avoid these discussions. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between January 20, 2014 and January 18, 2016, Southeastern Minnesota residents hospitalized with acute decompensated HF (ADHF) at Mayo Clinic hospitals were enrolled into an observational cohort study that included the administration of face-to-face questionnaires...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728690/contemporary-outcomes-in-patients-with%C3%A2-long-qt-syndrome
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Ram K Rohatgi, Alan Sugrue, J Martijn Bos, Bryan C Cannon, Samuel J Asirvatham, Christopher Moir, Heidi J Owen, Katy M Bos, Teresa Kruisselbrink, Michael J Ackerman
BACKGROUND: Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a potentially lethal cardiac channelopathy with a 1% to 5% annual risk of LQTS-triggered syncope, aborted cardiac arrest, or sudden cardiac death. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate LQTS outcomes from a single center in the contemporary era. METHODS: The authors conducted a retrospective study comprising the 606 patients with LQTS (LQT1 in 47%, LQT2 in 34%, and LQT3 in 9%) who were evaluated in Mayo Clinic's Genetic Heart Rhythm Clinic from January 1999 to December 2015...
July 25, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712954/social-media-platforms-and-heart-failure
#6
R Jay Widmer, Makala K Arce, Lee A Aase, Farris K Timimi
With the pervasive use of the internet and social media, the potential applicability toward patients with heart failure (HF) remains understudied. Here, we outline the general use of social media and some early work with the use of social media as well as data from our own Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media experience. Both enterprise-wide social media data as well as those specific to HF-related pages and posts appear to support the preferential use of Facebook and Youtube for potential benefit in patients with HF...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667665/the-relationship-between-portopulmonary-hypertension-and-splenectomy-mayo-clinic-experience-and-literature-review
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Justin M Segraves, Rodrigo Cartin-Ceba, Michael D Leise, Michael J Krowka
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Portopulmonary hypertension is a serious complication of portal hypertension that can lead to right heart failure and death. To our knowledge, an association between portopulmonary hypertension and prior splenectomy has not been described previously. The goals of this study were to describe the frequency of splenectomy in portopulmonary hypertension and compare selected parameters between portopulmonary hypertension subgroups. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of patients diagnosed with portopulmonary hypertension between 01/01/1988 - 06/30/2015 at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN...
July 1, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655164/role-of-diastolic-function-indices-in-the-risk-stratification-of-patients-with-mixed-aortic-valve-disease
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Alexander C Egbe, Arooj R Khan, Amber Boler, Sameh M Said, Jeffrey B Geske, William R Miranda, Emmanuel Akintoye, Heidi M Connolly, Carole A Warnes, Jae K Oh
Aims: Determine the role of diastolic function indices in pre-operative and post-operative risk stratification in patients with moderate mixed aortic valve disease (MAVD). Methods and results: A retrospective study was conducted of asymptomatic patients with moderate MAVD (a combination of moderate aortic stenosis and moderate aortic regurgitation) and an ejection fraction of 50% or more who were followed up at Mayo Clinic from 1 January 2004, to 31 December 2013...
June 23, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592589/right-heart-end-systolic-remodeling-index-strongly-predicts-outcomes-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-comparison-with-validated-models
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Myriam Amsallem, Andrew J Sweatt, Marie C Aymami, Tatiana Kuznetsova, Mona Selej, HongQuan Lu, Olaf Mercier, Elie Fadel, Ingela Schnittger, Michael V McConnell, Marlene Rabinovitch, Roham T Zamanian, Francois Haddad
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular (RV) end-systolic dimensions provide information on both size and function. We investigated whether an internally scaled index of end-systolic dimension is incremental to well-validated prognostic scores in pulmonary arterial hypertension. METHODS AND RESULTS: From 2005 to 2014, 228 patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension were prospectively enrolled. RV end-systolic remodeling index (RVESRI) was defined by lateral length divided by septal height...
June 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550606/renal-injury-in-pediatric-anorexia-nervosa-a-retrospective-study
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Chantal Stheneur, Sebastien J Bergeron, Jean-Yves Frappier, Olivier Jamoulle, Danielle Taddeo, Marc Sznajder, Anne-Laure Lapeyraque
PURPOSE: Although primarily a mental health disorder, anorexia nervosa (AN) has many physical consequences. Among them, the consequences on kidney function are often underestimated. We evaluated renal function in adolescent AN inpatients and investigated the correlation between the GFR and intrinsic patient characteristics. METHODS: A single-center retrospective study was conducted on 51 patients hospitalized for the restrictive type of AN in 2013. Data were divided into: (1) medical history of AN; (2) growth parameters and vital signs upon admission; and (3) blood tests...
May 26, 2017: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546143/patients-with-light-chain-amyloidosis-and-low-free-light-chain-burden-have-distinct-clinical-features-and-outcome
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Paolo Milani, Marco Basset, Francesca Russo, Andrea Foli, Giampaolo Merlini, Giovanni Palladini
The validated criteria of hematologic response in light-chain (AL) amyloidosis are based on the measurement of circulating free light chains (FLCs). Patients with a difference between involved and uninvolved FLC (dFLC) <50 mg/L cannot be assessed for response and are excluded from clinical trials. We compared the clinical characteristics and outcome of 203 newly diagnosed patients with dFLC <50 mg/L (low dFLC) with 866 patients with measurable dFLC (high dFLC) evaluated between 2004 and 2015. Heart involvement was significantly less common and less advanced in the low-dFLC group (43% vs 83% and Mayo stage III 45% vs 15%, both P < ...
August 3, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487868/severe-symptomatic-acute-hyponatremia-in-traumatic-brain-injury-responded-very-rapidly-to-a-single-15-mg-dose-of-oral-tolvaptan-a-mayo-clinic-health-system-hospital-experience-need-for-caution-with-tolvaptan-in-younger-patients-with-preserved-renal-function
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Macaulay Amechi Chukwukadibia Onuigbo, Nneoma Agbasi
Tolvaptan is now well established as a potent pharmaceutical agent for symptomatic hyponatremia from syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH), congestive heart failure and liver cirrhosis. Previous studies had recruited older (63-65 years) patients with mild renal impairment (serum creatinine, 1.3-1.4 mg/dl). A 2012 report in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry described tolvaptan as a "lifesaving drug". A major outcome concern in the treatment of chronic hyponatremia is potentially fatal pontine demyelination from over-rapid correction of serum sodium >0...
2017: Journal of Renal Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473036/ethical-analysis-of-withdrawing-total-artificial-heart-support
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Erin S DeMartino, Sara E Wordingham, John M Stulak, Barry A Boilson, Kayla R Fuechtmann, Nausheen Singh, Daniel P Sulmasy, Octavio E Pajaro, Paul S Mueller
OBJECTIVES: To describe the characteristics of patients who undergo withdrawal of total artificial heart support and to explore the ethical aspects of withdrawing this life-sustaining treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all adult recipients of a total artificial heart at Mayo Clinic from the program's inception in 2007 through June 30, 2015. Management of other life-sustaining therapies, approach to end-of-life decision making, engagement of ethics and palliative care consultation, and causes of death were analyzed...
May 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457559/periodic-limb-movements-of-sleep-are-associated-with-an-increased-prevalence-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-mild-sleep-disordered-breathing
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Jiang Xie, C Anwar A Chahal, Naima Covassin, Phillip J Schulte, Prachi Singh, Narat Srivali, Virend K Somers, Sean M Caples
BACKGROUND: Growing evidence indicates that periodic limb movements of sleep (PLMS) may be related to increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. However, the association of PLMS with atrial fibrillation (AF) is unclear, especially in patients with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). This study sought to investigate whether PLMS were associated with increased AF prevalence, independent of established risk factors. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study of patients who underwent attended polysomnography at Mayo Clinic from 2011 to 2014...
April 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454826/outcomes-in-adult-fontan-patients-with-atrial-tachyarrhythmias
#15
Alexander C Egbe, Heidi M Connolly, Arooj R Khan, Talha Niaz, Sameh S Said, Joseph A Dearani, Carole A Warnes, Abhishek J Deshmukh, Suraj Kapa, Christopher J McLeod
BACKGROUND: The optimal management strategy for atrial tachyarrhythmia in the Fontan population is unknown. METHODS: Retrospective review of 264 adult Fontan patients with atrial tachyarrhythmia evaluating 3 clinically adopted scenarios: antiarrhythmic drug (AAD) therapy, catheter ablation (CA), and Fontan conversion (FC). These patients were followed up at Mayo Clinic from 1994 to 2014. The study objective was to compare freedom from atrial tachyarrhythmia recurrence (AR) and occurrence of composite adverse events (stroke, heart failure hospitalization, death, or heart transplant) between treatment groups...
April 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356300/reassessing-phase-ii-heart-failure-clinical-trials-consensus-recommendations
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Javed Butler, Carine E Hamo, James E Udelson, Christopher O'Connor, Hani N Sabbah, Marco Metra, Sanjiv J Shah, Dalane W Kitzman, John R Teerlink, Harold S Bernstein, Gabriel Brooks, Christophe Depre, Mary M DeSouza, Wilfried Dinh, Mark Donovan, Regina Frische-Danielson, Robert J Frost, Dahlia Garza, Udo-Michael Gohring, Jennifer Hellawell, Judith Hsia, Shiro Ishihara, Patricia Kay-Mugford, Joerg Koglin, Marc Kozinn, Christopher J Larson, Martha Mayo, Li-Ming Gan, Pierrre Mugnier, Sekayi Mushonga, Lothar Roessig, Cesare Russo, Afshin Salsali, Carol Satler, Victor Shi, Barry Ticho, Michael van der Laan, Clyde Yancy, Norman Stockbridge, Mihai Gheorghiade
The increasing burden and the continued suboptimal outcomes for patients with heart failure underlines the importance of continued research to develop novel therapeutics for this disorder. This can only be accomplished with successful translation of basic science discoveries into direct human application through effective clinical trial design and execution that results in a substantially improved clinical course and outcomes. In this respect, phase II clinical trials play a pivotal role in determining which of the multitude of potential basic science discoveries should move to the large and expansive registration trials in humans...
April 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290973/total-artificial-heart-implantation-as-a-bridge-to-heart-transplantation-in-an-active-duty-service-member-with-amyloid-cardiomyopathy
#17
Michael S Scully, Dylan E Wessman, James M McKee, Gregory M Francisco, Keshav R Nayak, Jon A Kobashigawa
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac involvement by light-chain (AL) amyloid occurs in up to 50% of patients with primary AL amyloidosis. The prognosis of amyloid heart disease is poor with 1-year survival rates of 35 to 40%. Historically, heart transplantation was considered controversial for patients with AL amyloid cardiomyopathy (CM) given the systemic nature of the disease and poor survival. We present a case report of an active duty service member diagnosed with advanced cardiac amyloid who underwent total artificial heart transplant as a bridge to heart transplant and eventual autologous stem cell transplant...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284501/cardiopulmonary-exercise-test-in-adults-with-prior-fontan-operation-the-prognostic-value-of-serial-testing
#18
Alexander C Egbe, David J Driscoll, Arooj R Khan, Sameh S Said, Emmanuel Akintoye, Fernando M Berganza, Heidi M Connolly
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study was to determine the role of cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) indices in predicting cardiovascular adverse events (CAEs) in patients with Fontan palliation. CAE was defined as death or cardiac surgery. METHODS: Retrospective review of adult Fontan patients who had treadmill CPET at Mayo Clinic, 1994-2013. Patients with loss of follow-up defined as ≥2years without clinical follow-up were excluded. The results of serial CPETs were reviewed, and patients with CPETs meeting the following criteria were selected for analysis: maximum effort on serial CPETs, minimum of 3-year interval between CPETs, and absence of CAE between CPETs...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279033/-analysis-of-clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-of-patients-with-very-high-risk-primary-immunoglobulin-light-chain-amyloidosis
#19
J Feng, X F Huang, C L Zhang, K N Shen, C L Zhang, J Sun, Z Tian, X X Cao, L Zhang, D B Zhou, J Li
Objective: To evaluate the clinical characteristics and outcomes of very high risk patients with primary immunoglobulin light-chain amyloidosis (pAL) at a single center in China. Method: Clinical data, treatment and outcome of 205 pAL patients in Peking Union Medical College Hospital from January 2009 to February 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. A 'very high risk' group includes patients with Mayo 2004 stage Ⅲb and Mayo 2012 stage 4. Results: Of 205 patients, 34 (16.6%) were defined as very high risk pAL patients...
February 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262200/outcomes-of-direct-current-cardioversion-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
#20
Alexander C Egbe, Samuel J Asirvatham, Heidi M Connolly, Suraj Kapa, Christopher V Desimone, Vaibhav R Vaidya, Abhishek J Deshmukh, Arooj R Khan, Christopher J McLeod, Rowlens M Melduni, Naser M Ammash
Few data exist on direct current cardioversion (DCCV) in adult patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). This is a retrospective case-control study of 279 adults with CHD and 279 adults without CHD (control group) who had elective DCCV for atrial arrhythmias at Mayo Clinic, 2001 to 2013. Control patients were matched by gender and arrhythmia type. The objective was to compare DCCV procedural failure (failure to terminate the presenting arrhythmia) and arrhythmia recurrence (AR). In the CHD group (mean age 55 ± 20 years; men 166 [59%]), the most common diagnosis was Fontan palliation (61; 22%)...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
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