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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036951/-the-clinical-and-pathological-features-of-patients-with-infective-endocarditis-diagnosed-at-autopsy
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Y Jia, F Fang, H Wang
Objective: To study the characteristics and misdiagnosis of infective endocarditis (IE). Methods: Clinical and pathological data of 15 IE patients diagnosed by autopsy were collected, compared with the cohort of 29 regular IE cases. Results: In the autopsy patients, IE in the left heart was predominat (14/15, 93.3%). Arterial embolism was the most common comorbidity (10/15, 66.7%), followed by pneumonia, malignancies, pyelonephritis (9/15, 60.0%; 7/15, 46.7%; 6/15, 40.0% respectively). The age was elder [(64...
October 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031497/patent-foramen-ovale-and-the-risk-of-cerebral-infarcts-in-acute-pulmonary-embolism-a-prospective-observational-study
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David Vindiš, Martin Hutyra, Daniel Šaňák, Michal Král, Eva Čecháková, Simona Littnerová, Tomáš Adam, Jan Přeček, Štěpán Hudec, Markéta Ječmenová, Miloš Táborský
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is associated with a risk of consecutive paradoxical embolism with brain infarction through a patent foramen ovale (PFO). The aims of this study were to assess the rate of new ischemic brain lesions (IBLs) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during a 12-month follow-up period with anticoagulation and to evaluate the potential relationship with the presence of PFO on transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Seventy-eight patients with acute PE underwent baseline contrast TEE with brain MRI...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030366/role-of-transoesophageal-echocardiography-in-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-brief-review
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Chitra Rajeswari Thangaswamy, Ramanitharan Manikandan, Sai Chandran Bathala Vedagiri
Transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) is regularly used in cardiac and also increasingly in non-cardiac surgeries. It has a leading role in the perioperative management of renal cell carcinoma with tumour extension into inferior vena cava. We report two cases in which TOE was of immense help for patient management. This report highlights the two cases where intraoperative TOE was of immense help to establish diagnosis, to modify surgical plan, to guide the surgeon during clamp placement, to monitor cardiac function, to rule out tumour embolism and to confirm the complete removal of tumour thrombus...
October 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029777/-management-of-high-risk-pulmonary-embolism-with-pulmonary-artery-trunk-mobile-thrombus
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A Rougé, L Perriollat, M Abdellaoui, B Faurie, J Monségu
The presence of a right intraventricular thrombus is a marker of severity of pulmonary embolism (PE), and is associated with high mortality. We report the case of a young patient with a PE postoperative of patellar tendon surgery. The cardiac echocardiography at its admission revealed a voluminous mobile thrombus of 1.7cm diameter located on the pulmonary trunk. Systemic thrombolysis was performed because of respiratory deterioration allowing a rapid disappearance of the thrombus and recovery. Our case emphasizes the value of a complete ultrasound analysis centered on the pulmonary trunk in the case of intermediate-risk PE...
October 10, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029233/anticoagulation-combined-with-antiplatelet-therapy-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-thrombus-after-first-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Naoki Maniwa, Masashi Fujino, Michikazu Nakai, Kunihiro Nishimura, Yoshihiro Miyamoto, Yu Kataoka, Yasuhide Asaumi, Yoshio Tahara, Michio Nakanishi, Toshihisa Anzai, Kengo Kusano, Takashi Akasaka, Yoichi Goto, Teruo Noguchi, Satoshi Yasuda
Aims: There are limited data about the optimal anti-thrombotic therapy for preventing embolism while minimizing bleeding events in patients with first acute myocardial infarction (AMI) complicated by left ventricular thrombus (LVT). Methods and results: Among 2301 consecutive patients with AMI hospitalized between 2001 and 2014, we studied 1850 patients with first AMI who discharged alive to investigate clinical characteristics, incidence of systemic embolism (SE), and association between anticoagulation and embolic or bleeding events...
October 3, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027516/-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-recognition-diagnosis-and-treatment
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D Ruigrok, P Symersky, P W G Elbers, S Kamminga, L J Meijboom, H J Bogaard
- Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), characterised by pulmonary hypertension and persistent perfusion defects despite adequate anticoagulation, causes significant morbidity and mortality.- Persistent dyspnoea after acute pulmonary embolism is frequent and an indication for additional diagnostics. Only a minority of these patients develop CTEPH.- Echocardiography and perfusion scintigraphy are the cornerstone of diagnostics when suspecting CTEPH. Right-heart catheterisation and pulmonary angiography should confirm the diagnosis...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017434/transesophageal-echocardiogram-guided-stent-placement-in-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-secondary-to-granulomatous-lung-disease-a-case-series-and-literature-review
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Kaiwen Sun, Rishi Batra, Nicholas W Markin, Melissa Suh, Iraklis I Pipinos, Ellen K Roberts, Jason N Mactaggart, B Timothy Baxter
Obstruction of the superior vena cava (SVC) is an uncommon, but potentially life-threatening condition due to likely development of edema in the head and neck and potential respiratory compromise. Less than half of those affected by SVC syndrome survive more than a year. Obstruction can be from neoplasms or secondary to benign disease. Treatment for most cases of symptomatic SVC syndrome involves placement of a stent to relieve the stenosis. Serious complications such as stent migration, pulmonary embolism, and cardiac tamponade can occur in 5% to 10% of cases, and inadequate imaging of the SVC-atrial junction by fluoroscopy contributes to these problems...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993433/management-of-thromboembolism-in-transit-with-pulmonary-embolism
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V S Ellensen, S Saeed, T Geisner, R Haaverstad
We present a rare complication of deep venous thrombosis with pulmonary embolism that threatened the patient with systemic embolization. A 36-year-old female was referred to the hospital after five days of progressive shortness of breath and chest pain. Preceding onset of symptoms she had undergone surgery leading to reduced physical activity and had just returned from vacation by a long flight. Investigations with transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography revealed a thromboembolism-in-transit across a patent foramen ovale...
October 9, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993037/reversible-stress-cardiomyopathy-secondary-to-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-case-report
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Konstantinos Lampropoulos, Evangelos Giannoulis, Bazoukis George, Gary Tse, Epameinondas Triantafyllou, Athanasios Triantafyllou
BACKGROUND: Acute cerebral incidents have been correlated with cardiac manifestations. Specifically, subarachnoid hemorrhage has been correlated with a syndrome described as neurogenic stress cardiomyopathy and mimics acute coronary syndrome. CASE REPORT: A 55-year-old woman presented at the Emergency Department of our hospital complaining of vomiting and headache of sudden onset. Computed tomography angiography revealed a ruptured aneurysm at the tip of the basilar artery and the patient underwent a successful complete embolism of the sac of the aneurysm...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989934/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-with-a-rapidly-resolved-left-ventricular-thrombus
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Abdel Anabtawi, Paola C Roldan, Carlos A Roldan
This article presents the case of a 53-year-old man who presented with acute right superficial femoral and popliteal arterial thrombosis for which he underwent an emergent uncomplicated thrombectomy. He denied preceding cardiovascular or neurologic symptomatology and had no history of coronary or peripheral arterial disease, trauma, hypercoagulability, or malignancy. However, he reported having several days of intense emotional stress prior to presentation. His cardiac exam was normal, his electrocardiogram showed normal sinus rhythm and nonspecific ST-T wave abnormalities, and his troponin levels were normal...
July 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987279/long-term-evaluation-of-the-ross-procedure-in-acute-infective-endocarditis
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Thomas Ratschiller, Sames-Dolzer Eva, Patrick Paulus, Wolfgang Schimetta, Hannes Müller, Andreas F Zierer, Rudolf Mair
OBJECTIVE: Optimal valve substitute for young patients with aortic valve endocarditis remains controversial. Given its better resistance to infection, the Ross procedure is an attractive alternative to prosthetic valve replacement or homograft implantation. The objective of this study was to assess long-term outcomes of the Ross procedure in this indication. METHODS: From 01/1991 to 04/2017, 190 patients underwent a Ross procedure at our institution. Acute endocarditis was the indication for operation in 19 patients, including 6 patients with a bicuspid aortic valve...
October 5, 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984662/rapid-cardiothoracic-ultrasound-protocol-for-diagnosis-of-acute-heart-failure-in-the-emergency-department
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Jonas Öhman, Veli-Pekka Harjola, Pasi Karjalainen, Johan Lassus
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of a rapid cardiothoracic ultrasound protocol (CaTUS), combining echocardiographically derived E/e' and lung ultrasound (LUS), for diagnosing acute heart failure (AHF) in patients with undifferentiated dyspnea in an emergency department (ED). PATIENTS AND RESULTS: We enrolled 100 patients with undifferentiated dyspnea from a tertiary care ED, who all had CaTUS done immediately upon arrival in the ED...
October 3, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983905/right-heart-masses-demonstrated-by-echocardiography-in-a-patient-with-amniotic-fluid-embolism-during-labour
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K H Maack, K Munk, K Dahl, H H Jørgensen, A Christiansen, R B Helmig
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 5, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967590/a-case-of-intrathoracic-carotid-bifurcation-without-klippel-feil-syndrome
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Ryo Itabashi, Yukako Yazawa, Yuya Shigehatake, Eisuke Furui
BACKGROUND: Intrathoracic carotid bifurcation is a rare vascular anomaly, with only 8 cases reported. This vascular anomaly was recently correlated with Klippel-Feil syndrome, a rare congenital disorder involving fusion of the cervical vertebrae. METHODS: A 70-year-old deaf mute man was admitted to our department because of right hemiparesis and right sensory disturbance. He displayed no abnormalities associated with Klippel-Feil syndrome. Diffusion-weighted imaging revealed acute multiple infarcts in bilateral hemispheres...
September 26, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966589/recurrent-patent-foramen-ovale-related-cerebral-infarcts-alternately-causing-bilateral-hand-paresis
#15
Seung-Jae Lee
Isolated hand paresis is a rare presentation of stroke, which mostly results from a lesion in the cortical hand motor area, a knob-like area within the precentral gyrus. I report the case of a patient who experienced recurrent ischemic stroke alternately involving bilateral hand knob areas, causing isolated hand paresis. There was no abnormal finding on brain and neck magnetic resonance angiography, transthoracic echocardiography, and 48-h Holter monitoring, and there were no abnormal immunologic and coagulation laboratory findings...
May 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966115/elective-cardioversion-in-the-era-of-novel-oral-anticoagulants-does-a-nurse-administered-verbal-questionnaire-for-compliance-negate-the-need-for-routine-transoesophageal-echocardiography
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Matthew K Rowe, Naomi Lollback, Leanne Slater, John Hill, Paul A Gould, Gerald C Kaye
BACKGROUND: Anticoagulation prior to elective external direct current cardioversion (EDCCV) is mandatory. The inability to monitor compliance with novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) raises a potential safety issue. We aimed to evaluate whether a structured, nurse-led assessment of compliance prior to EDCCV ensures safety without the need for routine transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE). METHODS: Data was prospectively collected on consecutive patients undergoing EDCCV during 2014-2015...
September 12, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954974/a-case-of-cerebral-embolism-with-a-large-thrombus-in-the-left-atrium-and-a-recurrence-of-thrombus-in-the-left-atrium-after-the-maze-procedure
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Masafumi Arakawa, Takashi Shimoyama, Noriko Matsumoto, Satoshi Suda, Jiro Kurita, Kazumi Kimura
A 67-year-old woman developed weakness of the entire left side of the body and disturbance of consciousness, and was admitted to our hospital. She had atrial fibrillation (AF) on arrival at the hospital. Diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging showed high intensity area in the right basal ganglia, and magnetic resonance angiography showed occlusion of the right internal carotid artery (ICA). Thrombolytic therapy with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV tPA) was administered 225 minutes after onset, and endovascular procedure also performed...
September 28, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953498/diagnostic-accuracy-of-point-of-care-ultrasound-performed-by-pulmonary-critical-care-physicians-for-right-ventricle-assessment-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Jason Filopei, Samuel O Acquah, Eric E Bondarsky, David J Steiger, Navitha Ramesh, Madeline Ehrlich, Paru Patrawalla
OBJECTIVES: Risk stratification for acute pulmonary embolism using imaging presence of right ventricular dysfunction is essential for triage; however, comprehensive transthoracic echocardiography has limited availability. We assessed the accuracy and timeliness of Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine Fellow's performance of goal-directed echocardiograms and intensivists' interpretations for evaluating right ventricular dysfunction in acute pulmonary embolism. DESIGN: Prospective observational study and retrospective chart review...
September 26, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942610/impact-of-acute-left-ventricular-apical-thrombus-on-cardioversion-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Vaibhav R Vaidya, Suartcha Prueksaritanond, John P Bois, Abhinav Nadipalli, Daniel D Borgeson, Rowlens M Melduni
Among patients undergoing cardioversion for atrial fibrillation, the presence of left ventricular thrombus is a relatively uncommon and challenging clinical dilemma. While left atrial appendage thrombus is a contraindication to cardioversion, there is paucity of data regarding the safety of cardioversion in with the presence of left ventricular apical thrombus. Also, thrombus characteristics such as protrusion and mobility on echocardiography are known risk factors for systemic embolism. In this article, we present a case highlighting the management of atrial fibrillation in the setting of left ventricular dysfunction, acute heart failure, and echocardiographic evidence of acute left ventricular apical thrombus...
September 24, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940794/percutaneous-pulmonary-valve-implantation-for-reconstruction-of-a-patch-repaired-right-ventricular-outflow-tract
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Anoosh Esmaeili, Simone Bollmann, Markus Khalil, Roberta De Rosa, Stephan Fichtlscherer, Hakan Akintuerk, Dietmar Schranz
Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) is nowadays an accepted treatment option to repair post-surgical conduit dysfunction of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT). In addition, many patients need a pulmonary valve to reconstruct a hemodynamically incompetent native or conduit free outflow tract. Based on our experience with percutaneous stent-valve placement in a cohort of 125 patients, we report here transvenous reconstruction of a conduit-free, patch repaired outflow tract by utilizing balloon-expandable stent-valves in 23 patients with a median age of 22 years (5-60 years)...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
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