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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542605/voxelwise-distribution-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-lesions-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-atrial-fibrillation-trigger-of-arrhythmia-or-only-target-of-embolism
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Timolaos Rizos, Andreas J Bartsch, Timothy D Johnson, Felix Dittgen, Thomas E Nichols, Uwe Malzahn, Roland Veltkamp
OBJECTIVE: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is frequently detected after ischemic stroke for the first time, and brain regions involved in autonomic control have been suspected to trigger AF. We examined whether specific brain regions are associated with newly detected AF after ischemic stroke. METHODS: Patients with acute cerebral infarctions on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging were included in this lesion mapping study. Lesions were mapped and modeled voxelwise using Bayesian Spatial Generalised Linear Mixed Modeling to determine differences in infarct locations between stroke patients with new AF, without AF and with AF already known before the stroke...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540661/diagnostic-accuracy-of-focused-cardiac-and-venous-ultrasound-examinations-in-patients-with-shock-and-suspected-pulmonary-embolism
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Peiman Nazerian, Giovanni Volpicelli, Chiara Gigli, Alessandro Lamorte, Stefano Grifoni, Simone Vanni
Evaluating the diagnostic performance of focused cardiac ultrasound (US) alone and combination with venous US in patients with shock and suspected pulmonary embolism (PE). Consecutive adult patients with shock and suspected PE, presenting to two Italian emergency departments, were included. Patients underwent cardiac and venous US at presentation with the aim of detecting right ventricular (RV) dilatation and proximal deep venous thrombosis (DVT). Final diagnosis of PE was based on a second level diagnostic test or autopsy...
May 24, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540398/transcatheter-retrieval-of-cardiovascular-foreign-bodies-in-children-a-15-year-single-centre-experience
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Vikram Kudumula, Oliver Stumper, Patrick Noonan, Chetan Mehta, Joseph De Giovanni, John Stickley, Rami Dhillon, Vinay Bhole
There has been a rapid increase in the practice of interventional catheter treatment of congenital heart disease. Catheter retrieval of embolized cardiac devices and other foreign bodies is essential, yet no large studies have been reported in the paediatric population. Retrospective 15-year review of all children who underwent transcatheter foreign body retrieval in a tertiary cardiac centre from January 1997 to September 2012. Transcatheter retrieval of foreign bodies from the cardiovascular system was attempted in 78 patients [median age 4 (0...
May 24, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540132/more-risks-and-complications-for-elective-spine-surgery-in-morbidly-obese-patients
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REVIEW
Nancy E Epstein
BACKGROUND: The vast majority of studies emphasize the greater morbidity/mortality for elective spine surgery in morbidly obese patients. METHODS: This review focuses on the increased morbidity/mortality of performing elective spinal operations in morbidly obese patients. There are two definitions of morbid obesity; a body mass index (BMI) of equal to or greater than 35 plus two major comorbid factors (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, etc.) or a BMI (morbidly obese III) of =≥40 kg/m(2)...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537000/advances-in-clinical-cardiology-2016-a-summary-of-the-key-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Alastair Gray, Conor McQuillan, Ian B A Menown
INTRODUCTION: The findings of many new cardiology clinical trials over the last year have been published or presented at major international meetings. This paper aims to describe and place in context a summary of the key clinical trials in cardiology presented between January and December 2016. METHODS: The authors reviewed clinical trials presented at major cardiology conferences during 2016 including the American College of Cardiology (ACC), European Association for Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EuroPCR), European Society of Cardiology (ESC), European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), and the American Heart Association (AHA)...
May 23, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526085/papillary-fibroelastoma-unusual-cause-of-stroke-in-a-young-man-a-case-report
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Elisabetta Grolla, Michele Dalla Vestra, Giampaolo Zoffoli, Riccardo D'Ascoli, Adriana Critelli, Rocco Quatrale, Domenico Mangino, Fausto Rigo
BACKGROUND: Papillary fibroelastoma is the third most common primary benign tumor with an incidence of up to 0.33% in autopsy series; it accounts for approximately 75% of all cardiac valvular tumors. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a rare case of a 28-Year-old man that while playing football, had a sudden onset of neurological deficit: aphasia, right hemiparesis and right facial numbness. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) showed a 10x10 mm mass attached to the anterior mitral valve leaflet...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525615/embolic-foreign-material-in-the-central-nervous-system-of-pediatric-autopsy-patients-with-instrumented-heart-disease
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Matthew Torre, Mirna Lechpammer, Vera Paulson, Sanjay Prabhu, Audrey C Marshall, Amy L Juraszek, Robert F Padera, Elizabeth A Bundock, Sara O Vargas, Rebecca D Folkerth
Upon detection of foreign-body embolization to the central nervous system (CNS) following a specific invasive cardiovascular procedure in 1 autopsied child, we undertook a quality assurance analysis to determine whether other patients had had similar events. Autopsies of all infants and children with history of cardiac catheterization, heart surgery on cardiopulmonary bypass, and/or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation over a 5-year period at a single tertiary care institution were reviewed for light-microscopic evidence of foreign material...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525397/an-unusual-case-of-sudden-death-is-there-a-relationship-between-thyroid-disorders-and-fatal-pulmonary-thromboembolism-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Isabella Aquila, Silvia Boca, Fiorella Caputo, Matteo A Sacco, Santo Gratteri, Vittorio Fineschi, Pietrantonio Ricci
In adults, the most common cause of sudden death is coronary heart disease or defects in the cardiac conduction system; however, there are many cases of sudden death occurring from other causes such as fatal pulmonary thromboembolism. Several risk factors are recognized, including hospitalization, surgery, obesity, pregnancy, the use of oral contraceptives, traumatic fractures, and genetic conditions, which cause hypercoagulable states such as factor V Leiden mutations. Although many risk factors have been identified, the mortality rate is still high...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524005/rivaroxaban-metabolism-pharmacologic-properties-and-drug-interactions
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Tomas Kvasnicka, Ivana Malikova, Zuzana Zenahlikova, Karolína Kettnerova, Radka Brzezkova, Tomas Zima, Jan Ulrych, Jan Briza, Ivan Netuka, Jan Kvasnicka
BACKGROUND: Rivaroxaban represents a selective direct inhibitor of activated coagulation factor X (FXa) having peroral bioavailability and prompt onset of action. OBJECTIVE: The absorbtion of rivaroxaban is quick, reaching maximum plasma concentration 2-4 hours following its administration. Peroral bioavailability is high (80-100 %) and pharmacokinetic variability is considered to be moderate (coefficient of variation 30-40 %). This review discusses the properties, drug interactions, pharmacokinetics and clinical indications of rivaroxaban...
May 18, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515749/thromboembolic-complications-after-an-ankle-joint-open-fracture-in-a-patient-with-a-history-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-the-lower-limbs
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Tomasz Stankowski, Sleiman Sebastian Aboul-Hassan, Piotr Stępiński, Anna Szymańska, Jakub Marczak, Romuald Cichoń
A 55-year-old patient was admitted to the Department of Orthopedics due to an open fracture in the right ankle joint. On the seventh day of hospitalization the patient experienced a transient ischemic attack. During the next day, dyspnea, chest pain and a 'rider' type pulmonary embolism in the pulmonary trunk occluding both pulmonary arteries and its branches were diagnosed. The patient was transferred to the Department of Cardiac Surgery. He underwent pulmonary embolectomy for massive pulmonary, right and left atrial embolism, and left ventricular embolism...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509779/gas-embolism-during-hysteroscopic-surgery-three-cases-and-a-literature-review
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Benjamin S Storm, Stine Andreasen, Anders Hovland, Erik W Nielsen
During a period of 1 month, 3 episodes of probable or actual venous air embolism occurred during hysteroscopic surgery. All patients developed the same symptoms of ventilatory and hemodynamic decompensation, beginning with a reduction in end-tidal carbon dioxide, arterial desaturation, and cyanosis on the upper trunk, and rapidly progressed to hypotension and 2 cardiac arrests. While entrainment of some air is common during hysteroscopy, life-threatening embolism is a rare but serious complication for which an anesthetist needs to be vigilant and prepared...
May 12, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501899/is-there-a-july-effect-in-pediatric-neurosurgery
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Yimo Lin, Rory R Mayer, Terence Verla, Jeffrey S Raskin, Sandi Lam
PURPOSE: The belief that July, when resident physicians' training year begins, may be associated with increased risk of patient morbidity and mortality is known as the "July effect." This study aimed to compare complication rates after pediatric neurosurgical procedures in the first versus last academic quarters in two national datasets. METHODS: Data were extracted from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatrics (NSQIP-P) database for year 2012 for 30-day complication events and the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) for year 2012 for in-hospital complication events after pediatric neurosurgical procedures...
May 13, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496930/percutaneous-vacuum-assisted-thrombectomy-device-used-for-removal-of-large-vegetations-on-infected-pacemaker-and-defibrillator-leads-as-an-adjunct-to-lead-extraction
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Raymond H M Schaerf, Sasan Najibi, John Conrad
This case series reports our early experience with a minimally invasive percutaneous method of safely removing large vegetations during lead extraction in septic cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED). Debate exists concerning the management of vegetations involving these devices. Lead extraction is mandated for infections, but vegetations may embolize, causing complications. Surgical debridement is recommended; alternatives include cardiopulmonary bypass, minimally invasive thoracotomy, or transatrial approaches...
October 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495248/clinical-benefits-echocardiographic-and-mri-assessment-after-pulmonary-sequestration-treatment
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Francesco Borgia, Francesca Santamaria, Carmine Mollica, Felice Mongiello, Francesca Esposito, Gaetano Palma, Luca Botta, Silvia Montella, Bruno Trimarco, Antonio Rapacciuolo
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to explore systematically procedural results, clinical benefits with echocardiographic and chest-MRI assessment of pulmonary sequestration percutaneous treatment. METHODS: 13 consecutive infants and children with diagnosis of isolated pulmonary sequestration (PS) had percutaneous closure of the aberrant artery supplying pulmonary sequestration between 2010 and 2015. By protocol, echocardiographic and chest-MRI assessment was performed before and respectively at 6-12months and 1year with the aim to study the effects of embolization on heart volume overload and regression of pulmonary sequestration...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494978/post-operative-chylothorax-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Jill J Savla, Maxim Itkin, Joseph W Rossano, Yoav Dori
BACKGROUND: Post-operative chylothorax in patients with congenital heart disease is a challenging problem with substantial morbidity and mortality. Currently, the etiology of chylothorax is poorly understood and treatment options are limited. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to report lymphatic imaging findings, determine the mechanism of chylothorax after cardiac surgery, and analyze the outcomes of lymphatic embolization. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 25 patients with congenital heart disease and post-operative chylothorax who presented for lymphatic imaging and intervention between July 2012 and August 2016...
May 16, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491182/aortoenteric-fistulae-temporization-and-treatment-lessons-learned-from-a-multidisciplinary-approach-to-3-patients
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Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, Jordan C Castle, Kyle J Cooper, Ravi N Srinivasa, Jonathan L Eliason, Nicholas H Osborne, Karen M Kim, Wael E Saad, Minhaj S Khaja
Aortoenteric fistulae are life-threatening conditions characterized by abnormal communications between the aorta and gastrointestinal tract. Aortoenteric fistulae may be characterized by the triad of bleeding, abdominal pain, or a pulsatile abdominal mass. Although hemorrhage is the most common presentation, it does not always occur; thus, patients may present with nonspecific symptoms. Computed tomography angiography findings suggestive of aortoenteric fistulae include ectopic gas within or adjacent to the aorta, discontinuity of the aortic wall, bowel wall thickening, and extravasation of contrast into the bowel...
June 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487336/clinical-significance-of-isolated-atypical-transient-symptoms-in-a-cohort-with-transient-ischemic-attack
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Philippa C Lavallée, Leila Sissani, Julien Labreuche, Elena Meseguer, Lucie Cabrejo, Céline Guidoux, Isabelle F Klein, Pierre-Jean Touboul, Pierre Amarenco
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Contrary to typical transient symptoms (TS), atypical TS, such as partial sensory deficit, dysarthria, vertigo/unsteadiness, unusual cortical visual deficit, and diplopia, are not usually classified as symptoms of transient ischemic attack when they occur in isolation, and their clinical relevance is frequently denied. METHODS: Consecutive patients with recent TS admitted in our transient ischemic attack clinic (2003-2008) had systematic brain, arterial, and cardiac investigations...
May 9, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486992/small-smooth-nonmobile-cardiac-myxoma-detected-by-transesophageal-echocardiography-following-recurrent-cerebral-infarction-a-case-report
#18
Yuki Saito, Yoshihiro Aizawa, Koyuru Monno, Koichi Nagashima, Sayaka Kurokawa, Shunji Osaka, Takayoshi Akimoto, Satoshi Kamei, Masashi Tanaka, Atsushi Hirayama
BACKGROUND: Cardiac myxoma is known to cause repeated events of cerebral embolism. Soft and irregularly shaped myxomas with high mobility are associated with a higher occurrence of cerebral embolism. In contrast, nonmobile cardiac myxomas with a round regular shape are rarely considered to be a cause of cerebral embolism. In this case, we present a patient with recurrent cerebral embolism associated with a small and nonmobile cardiac myxoma of round regular shape. CASE PRESENTATION: A 76-year-old Japanese man presented to our hospital with weakness in his right upper extremity...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483550/efficacy-and-safety-of-inter-atrial-shunt-devices-for-heart-failure-with-reduced-or-preserved-ejection-fraction-early-experiences
#19
Dasheng Lu, Jing Zhu, Bin Liao
BACKGROUND: Elevated left atrial (LA) pressure is thought to be the common final pathological way in decompensated heart failure (HF). We aimed to gather currently available clinical evidence to evaluate the feasibility of inter-atrial shunt devices in HF patients. METHODS: We searched PubMed and Cochrane Library databases through 23rd April 23, 2016. Data were extracted by two investigators independently. We pooled outcomes of interest in Revman 5.2 (The Cochrane Collaboration, Oxford, United Kingdom)...
April 6, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482860/complicated-infective-endocarditis-a-case-series
#20
Joo Seop Kim, Min-Kyung Kang, A Jin Cho, Yu Bin Seo, Kun Il Kim
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis is associated with not only cardiac complications but also neurologic, renal, musculoskeletal, and systemic complications related to the infection, such as embolization, metastatic infection, and mycotic aneurysm. CASE PRESENTATION: We report three cases (the first patient is Chinese and the other two are Koreans) of complicated infective endocarditis; two of the cases were associated with a mycotic aneurysm, and one case was associated with a splenic abscess...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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