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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423986/global-longitudinal-strain-from-resting-echocardiogram-is-associated-with-long-term-adverse-cardiac-outcomes-in-patients-with-suspected-coronary-artery-disease
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Ajay Yadlapati, Timothy R Maher, James D Thomas, Mark Gajjar, Kofo O Ogunyankin, Jyothy J Puthumana
PURPOSE: Measuring myocardial strain using two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography has emerged as a new tool to identify subclinical ventricular dysfunction. Abnormal strain has been shown to have superior sensitivity compared with dobutamine stress echocardiography for viability assessment; however, there is a paucity of data regarding the prediction of long-term major adverse cardiac events. We compared the prognostic ability of both global longitudinal strain (GLS) from resting echocardiograms to regional wall motion score index (WMSI) from stress echocardiograms in their ability to predict long-term major adverse cardiac events...
March 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409033/aborted-sudden-cardiac-death-in-a-female-patient-presenting-with-takotsubo-like-cardiomyopathy-due-to-epicardial-coronary-vasospasm
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Sorin Giusca, Tom Eisele, Peter Nunninger, Benedikt Münz, Grigorios Korosoglou
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is characterized by apical ballooning of the left ventricle (LV) in the absence of relevant coronary artery stenosis, which typically occurs in elderly women after emotional stress. Catecholamine cardiotoxicity, metabolic disturbance, and coronary microvascular impairment have previously been proposed as underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms of takotsubo cardiomyopathy, whereas myocardial stunning resulting from epicardial coronary artery vasospasm is not generally accepted as a cause of takotsubo cardiomyopathy...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396860/aortic-valve-replacement-for-moderate-aortic-stenosis-with-severe-calcification-and-left-ventricualr-dysfunction-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Nikhil Narang, Roberto M Lang, Vladimir M Liarski, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Marion A Hofmann Bowman
A 55-year-old man with a history of erosive, seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and interstitial lung disease presented with shortness of breath. Echocardiography showed new-onset severe left ventricular (LV) dysfunction with an ejection fraction (EF) of 15% and moderately increased mean aortic valve gradient of 20 mmHg in a trileaflet aortic valve with severe sclero-calcific degeneration. Coronary angiography revealed no significant obstructive coronary disease. Invasive hemodynamic studies and dobutamine stress echocardiography were consistent with moderate aortic stenosis...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386054/acute-myocardial-infarction-due-to-coronary-artery-embolism-in-a-22-year-old-woman-with-mitral-stenosis-with-atrial-fibrillation-under-warfarinization-successful-management-with-anticoagulation
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Santosh Kumar Sinha, Mukesh Jitendra Jha, Mahmadula Razi, Vikash Chaturvedi, Yatish Besthenahalli Erappa, Shravan Singh, Vikas Mishra, Dibbendhu Khanra, Karandeep Singh
BACKGROUND Coronary artery embolization is an exceedingly rare cause of myocardial infarction, but a few cases in association with prosthetic mechanical valves have been reported. We report a case of embolic myocardial infarction caused by a thrombus in the left atrium with deranged coagulation profile in a patient with critical mitral stenosis under warfarinization. CASE REPORT A 22-year-old woman was taken to the catheterization lab for early coronary intervention in lieu of non-ST elevation myocardial infarction...
April 7, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379039/elevated-serum-il-39-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-was-related-with-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction
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Yu Luo, Feng Liu, Huadong Liu, Hongdan Chen, Wenfei Cheng, Shaohong Dong, Wei Xiong
AIM: To investigate the changes and significance of circulating IL-39 in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). PATIENTS & METHODS: Serum IL-39 levels in ACS patients and normal coronary arteries were measured. The correlations of IL-39 with high-sensitivity CRP, cTnI, N-terminal of the prohormone brain natriuretic peptide (NTproBNP) and left ventricular ejection fraction were investigated. RESULTS: The serum levels of IL-39 in ACS patients were significantly increased...
April 5, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332215/effects-of-increased-left-ventricular-wall-thickness-on-the-myocardium-in-severe-aortic-stenosis-with-normal-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-two-and-three-dimensional-multilayer-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Eun Jeong Cho, Sung-Ji Park, Eun Kyoung Kim, Ga Yeon Lee, Sung-A Chang, Jin-Oh Choi, Sang-Chol Lee, Seung Woo Park
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the capability of real time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE) and two-dimensional (2D) multilayer speckle tracking echocardiography (MSTE) for evaluation of early myocardial dysfunction triggered by increased left ventricular (LV) wall thickness in severe aortic stenosis (AS) with normal LV ejection fraction (EF≥55%). METHODS: Conventional, RT3D STE and 2D MSTE were performed in 45 patients (mean 68.9±9...
March 23, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323971/n-acetylcysteine-prevents-low-t3-syndrome-and-attenuates-cardiac-dysfunction-in-a-male-rat-model-of-myocardial-infarction
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Tatiana Ederich Lehnen, Marcus Vinicius Santos, Adrio Lima, Ana Luiza Maia, Simone Magagnin Wajner
Nonthyroidal illness syndrome (NTIS) affects patients with myocardial infarction (MI). Oxidative stress has been implicated as a causative factor of NTIS, and reversed via N-acetylcysteine (NAC). Male Wistar rats submitted to left anterior coronary artery occlusion received NAC or placebo. Decreases in T3 levels were noted in MI-placebo at 10 and 28 days post-MI, but not in MI-NAC. Groups exhibited similar infarct areas whereas MI-NAC exhibited higher ejection fraction (EF) than MI-placebo. Left ventricular systolic (LVSd) and diastolic (LVDd) diameters were also preserved in MI-NAC, but not in MI-placebo...
February 17, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298620/refractory-cardiogenic-shock-from-right-ventricular-infarction-successfully-managed-with-inhaled-epoprostenol
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Natalie Held, Nathaniel Little, Mori J Krantz, Brian L Stauffer
BACKGROUND Recognition and appropriate management of right ventricular (RV) infarction is essential, as RV injury increases mortality and substantially alters management during acute coronary syndrome. We report a case of RV infarction presenting with new right bundle branch block (RBBB), and therapeutic use of inhaled epoprostenol to reduce RV afterload and augment cardiac output during refractory cardiogenic shock. CASE REPORT A 53-year-old male presented to our institution in ventricular fibrillation with subsequent development of RBBB in the setting of proximal right coronary artery occlusion...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228965/surgical-treatment-of-left-ventricular-wall-rupture-regarded-as-a-consequence-of-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy
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Taalaibek Kudaiberdiev, Irina Akhmedova, Gulzada Imanalieva, Ildar Abdildaev, Kilichbek Jooshev, Jamalbek Ashimov, Azamat Mirzabekov, Janibek Gaybildaev
OBJECTIVE: We present the case of possible reverse type of TCM in a female patient presented with progressive left ventricular dysfunction and its rupture in pericardium. METHODS: The detailed history, physical examination, laboratory tests, electrocardiography, serial echocardiography, coronary angiography with left ventriculography were performed to diagnose possible Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in 63-year old woman admitted to our center with complaints of dyspnea, lightheadedness, weakness and signs of hypotension and history of inferior myocardial infarction, acute left ventricular aneurysm, and effusive pericarditis and pleuritis, developed after emotional stress 5 months ago...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218398/changes-in-left-ventricular-function-after-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection
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Christopher Franco, Andrew Starovoytov, Milad Heydari, G B John Mancini, Eve Aymong, Jacqueline Saw
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous healing of spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) recovery is frequently observed clinically. However, LVEF on presentation and follow-up imaging has not been described. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesize that LV dysfunction improves at follow-up after initial SCAD presentation. METHODS: We included patients with nonatherosclerotic SCAD prospectively followed at Vancouver General Hospital, who had baseline assessment of LVEF and wall-motion abnormality (WMA) during their index presentation...
March 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214964/speckle-tracking-in-alcapa-patients-after-surgical-repair-as-predictor-of-residual-coronary-disease
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Biagio Castaldi, Vladimiro Vida, Elena Reffo, Massimo Padalino, Queenette Daniels, Giovanni Stellin, Ornella Milanesi
Surgical re-implantation of the left coronary artery (LCA) is the treatment of choice in anomalous origin of left coronary artery from pulmonary artery (ALCAPA). Despite normalization of left ventricular function after surgery, residual coronary lesions or myocardial fibrosis may be found. The aim of this study was to detect regional left ventricular dysfunction predictive of coronary lesions or residual myocardial fibrosis using speckle tracking. We enrolled ten patients treated with surgical re-implantation of LCA for ALCAPA...
February 18, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120157/subclinical-markers-of-cardiovascular-disease-predict-adverse-outcomes-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-with-normal-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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Samir Sulemane, Vasileios F Panoulas, Athanasios Bratsas, Julia Grapsa, Edwina A Brown, Petros Nihoyannopoulos
Emerging cardiovascular biomarkers, such as speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) and aortic pulse wave velocity (aPWV), have recently demonstrated the presence of subclinical left ventricular dysfunction and arterial stiffening in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and no previous cardiovascular history. However, limited information exists on the prognostic impact of these biomarkers. We aimed to investigate whether STE and aPWV predict major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in this patient population...
May 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024133/ranolazine-in-treatment-of-stable-angina-in-woman-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-intermittent-left-bundle-branch-block-a-case-report
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Natalia Yuriivna Osovska, Natalia Vitaliivna Kuzminova
Stable angina is the most frequent manifestation of ischemic heart disease (IHD) in women as compared to men (65% versus 37%). IHD in women has more favorable clinical course because myocardial infarction develops twice as rare as in men. Coronary angiography of angina patients demonstrates normal coronary arteries more frequently in women than in men. Microvascular angina (MVA) is found to be a rather common form of stable IHD as that particular diagnosis is made later in 20-30% of patients who previously underwent coronary angiography...
December 22, 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013281/prognostic-usefulness-of-contemporary-stress-echocardiography-in-patients-with-left-bundle-branch-block-and-impact-of-contrast-use-in-improving-prediction-of-outcome
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Anastasia Vamvakidou, Nikos Karogiannis, Vasilis Tzalamouras, Guy Parsons, Grace Young, Sothinathan Gurunathan, Roxy Senior
Aims: Patients with symptomatic left bundle branch block (LBBB) may have myocardial ischaemia due to both coronary artery disease and/or cardiomyopathy (microcirculatory abnormalities) and may have concomitant left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. We aimed to assess the feasibility and prognostic value of contemporary stress echocardiography (SE), which can uncover both pathophysiologies in LBBB patients in routine clinical practice, and also aimed to assess the additive value of contrast SE...
April 1, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935217/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-after-cesarean-section-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#15
Sara Ruiz, Miguel Martinez-Marin, Pilar Luque, Nadia Nassar, Daniel Oros
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is clinically identical to acute myocardial infarction. We report an unusual case of TCM and review similar cases in pregnant women. A young woman with no pre-existing cardiovascular risk factors suffered sudden dyspnea during a cesarean section. Electrocardiography (ECG) showed T-wave inversion. We observed acute lung edema and left ventricular systolic dysfunction on echocardiography. A cardiac catheterization diagnosed TCM. We reviewed 20 cases of TCM; 17 cases occurred during the post-partum period and three during pregnancy...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894059/left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-following-early-and-late-reperfusion-by-coronary-intervention
#16
Xianghui Chen, Fucheng Liu, Honggui Xu, Daogang Zha, Jiancheng Xiu, Jun Guo, Aidong Zhang
BACKGROUND: This study prospectively assessed the left ventricular (LV) diastolic function changes in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and determined if the early revascularization of the infarct-related coronary artery in acute phase achieve a better recovery of diastolic function than late recanalization. METHODS: Forty-five consecutive patients (61.20±11.37years, 8 females) presenting with STEMI and treated with PCI were prospectively enrolled in this study...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891374/effect-of-enhanced-external-counter-pulsation-treatment-on-aortic-blood-pressure-arterial-stiffness-and-ejection-fraction-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#17
Ramasamy Subramanian, Sushma Nayar, Chokkalingam Meyyappan, N Ganesh, Arumugam Chandrakasu, Pradeep G Nayar
INTRODUCTION: Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (EECP) is a non-invasive treatment option for patients with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). The treatment has shown to augment diastolic pressure and reduce Left Ventricular (LV) after-load by reducing systemic vascular resistance. The effect of EECP in standard brachial blood pressure and central haemodynamic parameters are not known. AIM: We hypothesized that EECP may have differential effect in CAD patients with low systolic blood pressure when compared to normal systolic pressure and the mechanism underlying this differential effect may be due to improvement in LV function...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889396/functional-recovery-of-regional-myocardial-deformation-in-patients-with-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy
#18
Sung-Ai Kim, Sang-Ho Jo, Kyoung-Ha Park, Hyun-Sook Kim, Sang-Jin Han, Woo-Jung Park
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is acute, but completely reversible in the absence of significant coronary artery disease. This study aims to assess the functional recovery of regional myocardial deformation in patients with TC using 2-dimensional (2D) speckle tracking echocardiography. METHODS: Thirty-three patients diagnosed with TC (mean age 63 years, 26 female) prospectively underwent serial 2D echocardiography on day 1 (initial presentation), day 4 [the middle, interquartile range (IQR), 2-5 days], and day 21 (recovery, IQR 13-32 days)...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882121/stress-induced-cardiomyopathy-following-infection-of-the-upper-respiratory-tract-in-an-elderly-female-patient-a-case-report
#19
Huaiyu Ding, Rongchong Huang, Xiaoli Shi, Baolin Wu
Stress-induced cardiomyopathy (SIC), also known as takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC), is a relatively newly-described condition, which has been increasingly reported in the literature. It is characterized by acute onset of symptoms and electrocardiogram changes mimicking myocardial infarction, with transient but completely reversible left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. SIC commonly occurs following physical or emotional stress. The present study discusses the case of a 68-year-old female patient who had suffered from infection of the upper respiratory tract for 10 days before admission to the hospital with symptoms of chest stuffiness and dyspnea that persisted for 2 days...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875727/predictor-of-left-ventricular-dysfunction-after-aortic-valve-replacement-in-mixed-aortic-valve-disease
#20
Alexander C Egbe, Carole A Warnes
BACKGROUND: The fate of the left ventricle (LV) after aortic valve replacement (AVR) in mixed aortic valve disease (MAVD) is unknown. METHODS: Patients with moderate-severe MAVD, ejection fraction ≥50%, and no coronary artery disease who underwent AVR were identified. Moderate-severe MAVD was defined as a combination of ≥moderate aortic stenosis and ≥moderate aortic regurgitation. Assessment for LVD was performed at 1 and 5years after AVR. The purpose of the study was to determine prevalence and predictors of early and late left ventricular dysfunction (LVD) defined as ejection fraction <50% at 1 and 5years post-AVR...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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