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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328590/air-embolism-during-posterior-spinal-fusion-in-a-10-year-old-girl-a-case-report
#1
Paul F Lee-Archer, Brett Chaseling
Venous air embolism is a rare but recognized complication of posterior spinal fusion surgery and epidural placement using a loss of resistance to air technique. We report a case of a probable venous air embolism causing cardiac arrest in a 10-year-old girl undergoing posterior spinal fusion in the prone position. The most likely source of the embolism was injection of air into the epidural space from a loss of resistance to air technique. This case also demonstrates the potential for paradoxical cerebral embolism in the absence of an intracardiac defect...
March 15, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320201/analysis-of-never-events-following-adult-cardiac-surgical-procedures-in-the-united-states
#2
Michael P Robich, Brianna M Krafcik, Nishant K Shah, Alik Farber, Denis Rybin, Jeffrey J Siracuse
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to determine the risk factors, nature, and outcomes of "never events" following open adult cardiac surgical procedures. Understanding of these events can reduce their occurrence, and thereby improve patient care, quality metrics, and cost reduction. METHODS: "Never events" for patients included in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample who underwent coronary artery bypass graft, heart valve repair/replacement, or thoracic aneurysm repair between 2003-2011 were documented...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320124/the-p-wave-terminal-force-in-embolic-strokes-of-undetermined-source
#3
Simona Lattanzi, Claudia Cagnetti, Alessandra Pulcini, Marco Morelli, Simone Maffei, Leandro Provinciali, Mauro Silvestrini
BACKGROUND: The Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source (ESUS) is a recently developed clinical construct which describes stroke patients for whom the embolic source remains undetermined despite recommended investigations. The aim of the study was to characterize the ESUS population according to the abnormality in the P-wave terminal force in lead V1 (PTFV1). METHODS: We retrospectively identified consecutive patients hospitalized for acute ischemic stroke who met the ESUS diagnostic criteria...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318517/-intracardiac-myxoma-complicated-by-acute-aortic-occlusion-case-report
#4
O Zizi, B Benfor, H Jiber, A Bouarhroum, S Benlamkaddem, N Kanjaa
We report the case for a 44-year-old patient without medical history, admitted in our department for bilateral acute limb ischemia (H6). The patient was hemodynamically stable and the physical examination shows limb sever ischemia (no femoral arterial pulses, coldness, cyanosis and paralysis). Abdominal CT angiography showed a complete occlusion of the infra renal abdominal aorta compatible with embolus. An embolectomy with Fogarty catheters was performed. Echocardiography showed a mass in the left atrium. Pathological examination of the material embolic confirmed the diagnosis of the cardiac myxoma...
March 16, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318443/cardiac-ct-imaging-for-ischemic-stroke-current-and-evolving-clinical-applications
#5
Jin Hur, Byoung Wook Choi
While the etiology of ischemic stroke is heterogeneous, approximately 20%-40% of all stroke cases result from cardiac or aortic origin. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has become the reference standard modality for the detection of potential sources of cerebral embolism. Because of the advances in computed tomographic (CT) technology, cardiac CT can be used in the evaluation of potential cardioembolic sources. During the past decade, cardiac CT has been tested and compared with TEE for the diagnosis of cardioembolic sources...
April 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302764/-18-f-gp1-a-novel-fluorine-18-labeled-tracer-designed-for-pet-imaging-of-thrombi-with-high-detection-sensitivity-and-low-background
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Jessica Lohrke, Holger Siebeneicher, Markus Berger, Michael Reinhardt, Mathias Berndt, Andre Mueller, Marion Zerna, Norman Koglin, Felix Oden, Marcus Bauser, Matthias Friebe, Ludger M Dinkelborg, Joachim Huetter, Andrew W Stephens
Thromboembolic diseases such as myocardial infarction, stroke, transient ischemic attacks and pulmonary embolism are major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. GPIIb/IIIa is the key receptor involved in platelet aggregation and is a validated target for therapeutic approaches and diagnostic imaging. The aim of this study was to develop and characterize a specific small molecule tracer for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging that binds with high affinity to GPIIb/IIIa receptors and has suitable pharmacokinetic properties to overcome limitations of previous approaches...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302243/coexistent-mitral-stenosis-and-multiple-sclerosis-an-unprecedented-case
#7
Ali Zohair Nomani, Irfan Ullah Khatak, Mansoor Iqbal, Haris Majid Rajput, Sumaira Nabi
Mitral stenosis is a valvular heart disease characterised by narrowing of mitral orifice. It can lead to a dilated left atrium with atrial fibrillation culminating into thrombus formation. Patients with mitral stenosis, presenting with stroke-like episodes, most likely experience cardio-embolic phenomenon; but unusual and unprecedented associations do occur. Reported association of cardiac MS with demyelinating CNS MS has never been proven; but authors have speculated theories based on case reports and series...
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294644/electrocardiogram-changes-and-atrial-arrhythmias-in-individuals-carrying-sodium-channel-scn5a-d1275n-mutation
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Sari U M Vanninen, Kjell Nikus, Katriina Aalto-Setälä
INTRODUCTION: The cardiac sodium channel SCN5A regulates atrioventricular and ventricular depolarization as well as cardiac conduction. Patients with cardiac electrical abnormalities have an increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) and cardio-embolic stroke. Optimal management of cardiac disease includes the understanding of association between the causative mutations and the clinical phenotype. A 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) is an easy and inexpensive tool for finding risk patients...
March 15, 2017: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290856/-chronic-heart-failure-with-preserved-systolic-function-and-reversible-dilatation-of-cardiac-chambers
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O V Blagova, S V Volkov, A V Nedostup, A O Korobkov, I V Mostovoy, N G Sergushina, N V Gagarina, E A Mershina
Diagnosis of dilation (D) cardiomyopathy (CMP) requires exclusion not only of inflammatory and genetically determined forms but also of some rare diseases. This 51 year old patient with history of moderate arterial hypertension approached a cardiologist because of new onset atrial fibrillation and dyspnea. Echocardiography detected dilation of all cardiac chambers with relatively preserved ejection fraction, causing suspicion of DCMP. Among conditions excluded were coronary atherosclerosis, congenital heart defect with left to right shunt, primary pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolism, hypertensive heart, tachycardia induced CMP, arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, noncompaction myocardium...
June 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289527/left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-a-better-alternative-to-anticoagulation
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Ibrahim Akin, Christoph A Nienaber
Non-valvular atrial fibrillation is associated with a significantly increased risk of embolic stroke due to blood clot forming predominantly in the left atrial appendage (LAA). Preventive measures to avoid embolic events are permanent administration of anticoagulants or surgical closure of the LAA. Various clinical trials provide evidence about safety, effectiveness and therapeutic success of LAA occlusion using various cardiac occluder devices. The use of such implants for interventional closure of the LAA is likely to become a valuable alternative for stroke prevention, especially in patients with contraindication for oral anticoagulation as safety, clinical benefit and cost-effectiveness of LAA occlusion has recently been demonstrated...
February 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288049/catecholamine-induced-chest-pain-mimicking-infarction-due-to-an-mibg-negative-and-dopa-positive-succinate-dehydrogenase-syndrome-subunit-b-related-pheochromocytoma
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Alberto Mazza, Alice Ferretti, Antonella Paola Sacco, Domenico Rubello, Patrick M Colletti
This 16-year-old boy presented with acute retrosternal pain possibly representing acute myocardial infarction. Cardiac enzymes were within reference ranges. There were marked increases in metanephrine to 3299 μg/24 h (reference, <400 μg/24 h), normetanephrine to 1309 μg/24 h (reference, 0-390 μg/24 h), and chromogranin A to 1605 ng/mL (reference, 0-150 μg/24 h). An incidental left adrenal mass was found during CTPA performed to exclude pulmonary embolism. I-MIBG scintigraphy was negative, and genetic screening detected SDHB (succinate dehydrogenase syndrome subunit B) gene mutation...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286654/it-s-better-to-be-lucky%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-successful-management-of-an-acute-endobronchial-tumour-embolism-in-the-icu-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Christopher J Walsh, Ron Olivenstein, Eric Forget, Anne V Gonzalez
Endobronchial tumour embolism is a rare cause of acute central airway obstruction. It is primarily reported during pneumonectomy, and the outcome is frequently fatal. Successful management requires the urgent removal of tumour with rigid or flexible bronchoscopy. We present the case of a 62-year-old woman with poorly differentiated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), referred to our institution for Nd:YAG laser photoresection of endobronchial tumour completely obstructing the right mainstem bronchus (RMSB)...
May 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285949/considerations-in-cardio-oncology-multiple-mobile-left-sided-cardiac-thrombi-in-chemotherapy-induced-cardiomyopathy
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Toshinori Minamishima, Kenichi Matsushita, Hiromu Morikubo, Aoi Isaka, Noriko Matsushita, Hidehito Endo, Hiroshi Kubota, Konomi Sakata, Toru Satoh, Hideaki Yoshino
With advances in cancer chemotherapy, the importance of the new clinical discipline of cardio-oncology, which is concerned with the cardiac effects of chemotherapy, is increasing. Herein we describe the case of a 48-year-old woman with a history of breast cancer who presented with symptoms of heart failure due to chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy. Treatment for the patient's breast cancer had included surgery and chemotherapy with anthracyclines and trastuzumab. Echocardiography revealed multiple mobile thrombi in the left ventricle and atrium...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279544/inferior-vena-cava-filter-limb-fracture-with-embolization-to-the-right-ventricle
#14
Bradley S Jackson, Mykel Sepula, Jared T Marx, Chad M Cannon
BACKGROUND: Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter and filter limb embolization is a known phenomenon, with a prevalence of up to 25% for certain filter types. Most commonly, the site of embolization is to the heart. Point-of-care ultrasound is an easily accessible imaging modality that should be utilized when considering IVC filter complications. CASE REPORT: A 28-year-old woman with a history of metastatic sarcoma and IVC filter placement for deep venous thrombosis presented to the Emergency Department (ED) for chest pain...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279519/pulmonary-tumor-embolism-due-to-cardiac-metastasis-of-lung-cancer
#15
Daniel Corominas, Ivan Vollmer, Pilar Paredes
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March 6, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275618/extracorporeal-life-support-for-refractory-ventricular-tachycardia
#16
REVIEW
Sujatha P Bhandary, Nicholas Joseph, James P Hofmann, Theodosios Saranteas, Thomas J Papadimos
Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is a very effective bridging therapy in patients with refractory ventricular tachycardia (VT) associated with cardiogenic shock. A moribund patient in extremis, is not amenable to optimization by standard ACC/AHA guidelines. New approaches and novel salvage techniques are necessary to improve outcomes in patients with refractory clinical settings such as malignant ventricular arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, cardiogenic shock and/or pulmonary failure until further management options are explored...
February 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263791/accuracy-of-point-of-care-focused-echocardiography-in-predicting-outcome-of-resuscitation-in-cardiac-arrest-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
REVIEW
Po-Yang Tsou, Jeantte Kurbedin, Yueh-Sheng Chen, Eric H Chou, Meng-Tse Gabriel Lee, Matthew Chien-Hung Lee, Matthew Huei-Ming Ma, Shyr-Chyr Chen, Chien-Chang Lee
OBJECTIVE: We aim to summarize current evidence on the value of Point-of-Care (POC) focused echocardiography in the assessment of short-term survival in patients with cardiac arrest. METHODS: PubMed and EMBASE were searched from inception to July 2016 for eligible studies that evaluated the utility of POC echocardiography in patients with cardiac arrest. Modified QUADAS was used to appraise the quality of included studies. A random-effect bivariate model and a hierarchical summary receiving operating curve were used to summarize the performance characteristics of focused echocardiography...
March 2, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263711/asymptomatic-and-symptomatic-embolic-events-in-infective-endocarditis-associated-factors-and-clinical-impact
#18
Thaíssa S Monteiro, Marcelo G Correia, Wilma F Golebiovski, Giovanna Ianini F Barbosa, Clara Weksler, Cristiane C Lamas
BACKGROUND: Embolic complications of infective endocarditis (IE) are common. The impact of asymptomatic embolism is uncertain. OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency of emboli due to IE and to identify events associated with embolism. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of an endocarditis database, prospectively implemented, with a post hoc study driven by analysis of data on embolic events. Data was obtained from the International Collaboration Endocarditis (ICE) case report forms and additional information on embolic events and imaging reports were obtained from the medical records...
March 2, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261286/fenestration-closure-with-amplatzer-duct-occluder-ii-in-patients-after-total-cavo-pulmonary-connection
#19
Sebastian Góreczny, Paweł Dryżek, Gareth J Morgan, Anna Mazurek-Kula, Jacek J Moll, Jadwiga A Moll, Shakeel Qureshi, Tomasz Moszura
INTRODUCTION: Creation of a fenestration during completion of a total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) has been associated with a reduction in early mortality and morbidity. However, the long-term benefits are negated by an associated limitation in exercise tolerance and the potential risks of thrombo-embolic complications. We sought to describe the safety and efficacy of an Amplatzer Duct Occluder II (ADO II) for transcatheter fenestration closure following TCPC. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between January 2000 and July 2014, 102 patients underwent percutaneous closure of extra-cardiac TCPC fenestrations with a range of devices...
March 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259228/cha2ds2-vasc-score-a-predictor-of-thromboembolic-events-and-mortality-in-patients-with-an-implantable-monitoring-device-without-atrial-fibrillation
#20
Christine Parsons, Salma I Patel, Stephen Cha, Win-Kuang Shen, Santosh Desai, Alanna M Chamberlain, Sushil Allen Luis, Maria I Aguilar, Bart M Demaerschalk, Farouk Mookadam, Fadi Shamoun
OBJECTIVE: To determine if the CHA2DS2-VASc score (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age ≥75 years, diabetes mellitus, stroke or transient ischemic attack, vascular disease, age 65-74 years, sex category) predicts thromboembolism and death in patients without atrial fibrillation in a population with implantable cardiac monitoring devices. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review utilizing the Rochester Epidemiology Project research infrastructure was conducted to evaluate the CHA2DS2-VASc tool as a predictor of mortality and ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack, or systemic embolism in patients without atrial fibrillation...
March 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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