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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/28526040/catching-a-floating-thrombus-a-case-report-on-the-treatment-of-a-large-thrombus-in-the-ascending-aorta
#2
Gijs Eduard de Maat, Giorgio Vigano, Massimo Alessandro Mariani, Ehsan Natour
BACKGROUND: The ascending aorta is an uncommon site for non-infective thrombus. In non-aneurysmal and non-atherosclerotic vessels this condition becomes extremely rare, while it represents a source of potential cerebral and peripheral embolic events. Currently, there is no consensus in the guidelines on how to treat a free floating thrombus in ascending aorta, therefore we present our decision making process and therapeutic strategy. CASE PRESENTATION: A healthy 48-year-old man was hospital admitted with acute abdominal pain...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525971/left-ventricular-mural-thrombus-and-dual-coronary-embolization-associated-with-hyperthyroid-cardiomyopathy-and-atrial-fibrillation-a-case-report
#3
Guohui Liu, Ping Yang, Yuquan He
BACKGROUND: The majority of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) events are caused by thrombotic occlusion of the coronary artery, secondary to atherosclerotic plaque erosion or rupture. However, coronary embolism (CE), while rare, is being increasingly recognized as an important cause of AMI. We present the case of a patient with multi-site coronary artery embolization associated with hyperthyroid-related cardiomyopathy and atrial fibrillation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 49-year-old female with a history of hyperthyroidism and atrial fibrillation (AF) was admitted to our hospital presenting with right upper limb pain and swelling...
May 19, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507892/a-case-of-massive-hemoptysis-following-transesophageal-echocardiogram
#4
Sean J Callahan, Robert M Jones, Dana Albon, Andrew D Mihalek
INTRODUCTION: Tracheal intubation leading to injury of the airway is a rare complication of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Tracheal trauma is not a described complication of TEE, and safety literature for this procedure remains silent on the matter. We describe the case of a patient on systemic anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy who underwent TEE and suffered massive hemoptysis requiring bronchial artery embolization (BAE). CASE PRESENTATION: An elderly patient was admitted to the hospital with recently diagnosed atrial fibrillation and shortness of breath...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501664/systemic-thrombolytic-therapy-and-catheter-directed-fragmentation-with-local-thrombolytic-therapy-in-patients-with-pulmonary-embolism
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Julia Klevanets, Vladimir Starodubtsev, Pavel Ignatenko, Olga Voroshilina, Pavel Ruzankin, Andrey Karpenko
The objective was to compare immediate and long-term results of systemic thrombolytic therapy (STT) and catheter-directed fragmentation (CDF) with local thrombolytic therapy (LTT) in patients with massive pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS: 209 patients with massive PE (the high risk of early death) were included in our study. From 2008 till 2010 in the first group (n=102) STT was performed. From 2011 till 2013 in the second group (n=107) CDF with LTT was carried out. Echocardiography and pulmonary arteriography were performed in all patients on admission to hospital and in 5 days after treatment...
May 10, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499672/association-of-elevated-pulmonary-artery-systolic-pressure-with-stroke-and-systemic-embolic-events-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Keigo Kanbayashi, Yuichiro Minami, Shintaro Haruki, Ryozo Maeda, Ryosuke Itani, Kyomi Ashihara, Nobuhisa Hagiwara
BACKGROUND: Echocardiographically estimated pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) is a non-invasive widely available method that is used to estimate pulmonary arterial pressure. Although elevated PASP predicts mortality in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), the relationship between PASP and embolic events is unclear. This study aimed to determine whether elevated PASP is associated with stroke and systemic embolic events in a tertiary referral HCM cohort. METHODS: This study included 374 clinically diagnosed patients with HCM...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495379/transthoracic-echocardiography-for-diagnosing-pulmonary-embolism-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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J Matthew Fields, Joshua Davis, Lily Girson, Arthur Au, Jacqueline Potts, Charity J Morgan, Imelda Vetter, Lee Ann Riesenberg
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common diagnosis with significant mortality if not appropriately treated. The use of transthoracic echocardiography in patients with PE is common; however, its diagnostic capabilities in this use are unclear. With the increased use of ultrasonography in medical settings, it is important to understand the strengths and limitations of echocardiography for the diagnosis of PE. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of PubMed, CINAHL, and EMBASE through 2016 for articles assessing the diagnostic accuracy of transthoracic echocardiography for PE...
May 9, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495117/first-experience-with-the-watchman-flx-occluder-for-percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-closure
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Julia Seeger, Ralf Birkemeyer, Wolfgang Rottbauer, Jochen Wöhrle
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate efficacy and safety of left atrial appendage (LAA) closure with the new Watchman FLX and analyze procedural features in a consecutive series of high risk non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twelve consecutive non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients (age 76.6±7.8years) at high risk for stroke (CHA2DS2-VASc-Score 5.5±0.9) and bleeding (HAS-BLED-Score 3.8±0.9), received LAA closure with the Watchman FLX...
April 29, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487168/clinical-predictors-and-clinical-prediction-rules-to-estimate-initial-patient-risk-for-infective-endocarditis-in-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Anthony D Bai, Arnav Agarwal, Marilyn Steinberg, Adrienne Showler, Lisa Burry, George A Tomlinson, Chaim M Bell, Andrew M Morris
OBJECTIVES: We conducted a meta-analysis to summarize diagnostic properties of risk factors and clinical prediction rules for diagnosing infective endocarditis (IE) in Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB). METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase and Cochrane Database from inception to January 6, 2016 to identify studies evaluating risk factors and clinical prediction rules for IE in SAB patients. Pooled estimates of diagnostic properties for main risk factors were calculated using a bivariate random effects model...
May 6, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486992/small-smooth-nonmobile-cardiac-myxoma-detected-by-transesophageal-echocardiography-following-recurrent-cerebral-infarction-a-case-report
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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/28482355/visualization-of-atrial-septal-aneurysm-and-patent-foramen-ovale-by-three-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography
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Mohammad Q Najib, Jhansi L Ganji, Hari P Chaliki
: Transesophageal echocardiography is frequently performed for further evaluation of sources of embolism and better evaluation of atrial septum in patients with cerebral ishemic events. Although two-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography can depict atrial septal aneurysm and patent foramen ovale, the full extent of the patent foramen ovale cannot be easily discerned in some cases. We describe a patient with transient cerebral ischemia where three-dimensional echocardiography provided incremental value when compared to two-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography in the assessment of atrial septal aneurysm and patent foramen ovale...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481744/congenital-giant-right-atrial-aneurysm-echocardiographic-diagnosis-and-surgical-management
#12
Yao Wang, Aijun Liu, Weihua Ye
Congenital right atrial aneurysm is a rare abnormality and may easily be confused with various anomalies, such as pericardial effusion, pericardial cysts, tumors, and Ebstein's anomaly. Patients with right atrial aneurysm may be asymptomatic; but some patients may develop life-threatening complications, such as arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, or pulmonary embolism. Therefore, it is essential for correct diagnosis and appropriate patient management. We report a case of giant right atrial aneurysm in a 7-year-old boy who presented with progressive protrusion of chest...
April 28, 2017: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481743/cardiac-papillary-fibroelastoma-with-coronary-artery-anomaly-a-case-report
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Hongfei Xu, Liangwei Chen, Chengmeng Ye, Kwabena Gyabaah Owusu-Ansah, Yiming Ni, Weidong Li
Primary cardiac tumors are extremely rare with occurrence range of about 0.0017-0.28%. Papillary fibroelastoma is a benign cardiac neoplasms. Improvement in the early diagnosis has been made possible with the help of high-resolution imaging technology, such as transesophageal echocardiography, combined with ischemic or embolic complications which patients typically present with clinically. We herein present a 51-year-old female patient with a papillary fibroelastoma on the aortic cusp, with its origin from the left coronary sinus...
April 28, 2017: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472317/surgical-embolectomy-for-high-risk-acute-pulmonary-embolism-is-standard-therapy
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Daisuke Shiomi, Hiroshi Kiyama, Masatsugu Shimizu, Muneaki Yamada, Naohiro Shimada, Aya Takahashi, Nobuaki Kaki
OBJECTIVES: Acute massive pulmonary embolism (AMPE) is a life-threatening condition that often induces rapid haemodynamic deterioration. The mortality of surgical embolectomy is still poor in patients with preoperative cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA). We analysed the outcome of surgical pulmonary embolectomy for haemodynamically unstable patients. METHODS: Thirty-one patients underwent surgical embolectomy for haemodynamically unstable AMPE. The indications for surgical embolectomy were (i) <7 days from onset, (ii) haemodynamically unstable, (iii) massive clots in bilateral pulmonary arteries or unilateral pulmonary artery occlusion with a floating clot in the main pulmonary artery or right atrium and (iv) right ventricular dilatation in transthoracic echocardiography...
May 2, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471148/clinical-imaging-in-patients-experiencing-chest-pain
#15
Angelo Silverio, Rodolfo Citro
Non-invasive imaging modalities integrate the clinical and laboratory diagnostic work-up of patients admitted in emergency department for chest pain. Transthoracic echocardiography is the first-line imaging tool because it is rapidly and widely available, bedside feasible and cost-effective. Even when a comprensive exam is not feasible, a fast focused ultrasound exam should be performed. Contrast enhanced computed tomography is an easily accessible tool with specific application in patients suspected for pulmonary embolism (PE) and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) according to the pre-test risk assessment and to the clinical status...
May 3, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470918/isolated-left-ventricular-failure-is-a-predictor-of-poor-outcome-in-patients-receiving-veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Corstiaan A den Uil, Lucia S Jewbali, Martijn J Heeren, Alina A Constantinescu, Nicolas M Van Mieghem, Dinis Dos Reis Miranda
AIMS: We investigated survival according to the nature of heart failure (isolated left, vs isolated right, vs biventricular heart failure) in patients undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for refractory cardiogenic shock of different causes. METHODS AND RESULTS: This single-center study included 132 patients with acute myocardial infarction (20%), acute on chronic heart failure (14%), post cardiotomy (17%), cardiac allograft failure (8%), pulmonary embolism (16%), and acute nonischemic heart failure (25%)...
May 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469944/pulmonary-embolism-and-intracardiac-type-a-thrombus-with-an-unexpected-outcome
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João Português, Lucy Calvo, Margarida Oliveira, Vítor Hugo Pereira, Joana Guardado, Mário Rui Lourenço, Olga Azevedo, Francisco Ferreira, Filipa Canário-Almeida, António Lourenço
Detection of right heart thrombi (RHT) in the context of pulmonary thromboembolism (PE) is uncommon (4-18%) and increases the risk of mortality beyond the presence of PE alone. Type A thrombi are serpiginous and highly mobile and are thought to be originated from large veins and captured in-transit within the right heart. Optimal management of RHT is still uncertain. A 79-year-old woman, with a history of recent total hysterectomy with adnexectomy and a Wells procedure, presented to the emergency department following an episode of syncope...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465991/the-evolving-role-and-use-of-echocardiography-in-the-evaluation-of-cardiac-source-of-embolism
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REVIEW
Fabrizio Celeste, Manuela Muratori, Massimo Mapelli, Mauro Pepi
This report will review the role of echocardiography in the diagnosis of cardiac sources of embolism. Embolism of cardiac origin accounts for around 15%-30% of ischemic strokes. The diagnosis of a cardioembolic source of stroke is frequently uncertain and relies on the identification of a potential cardiac source of embolism in the absence of significant autochthonous cerebrovascular occlusive disease. Transthoracic and/or transesophageal echocardiography serves as a cornerstone in the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of these patients...
April 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458927/papillary-fibroelastoma-as-a-cause-of-cardiogenic-embolic-stroke-in-a-%C3%AE-thalassemia-patient-case-report-and-literature-review
#19
Re-I Chin, John J Monda, Maulik Sheth, William Ogle, Gloria Merenda, Debapriya De
We describe a case of a young male without stroke risk factors who presented with a sudden onset of left-sided weakness, left hand numbness, and left eye blurriness. CT scan of the head without contrast and diffusion-weighted MRI of the brain with contrast revealed an ischemic stroke in the right middle cerebral artery distribution. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) revealed a mobile pedunculated mass on the posterior surface of the mitral valve. This mass was resected and pathology showed a cardiac papillary fibroelastoma (CPFE), which was determined to be the cause of the patient's cardioembolic stroke...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454823/randomized-trial-of-inhaled-nitric-oxide-to-treat-acute-pulmonary-embolism-the-inope-trial
#20
Jeffrey A Kline, Cassandra L Hall, Alan E Jones, Michael A Puskarich, Ronald A Mastouri, Tim Lahm
BACKGROUND: The study hypothesis is that administration of inhaled nitric oxide (NO) plus oxygen to subjects with submassive pulmonary embolism (PE) will improve right ventricular (RV) systolic function and reduce RV strain and necrosis, while improving patient dyspnea, more than treatment with oxygen alone. METHODS: This article describes the rationale and protocol for a registered (NCT01939301), nearly completed phase II, 3-center, randomized, double-blind, controlled trial...
April 2017: American Heart Journal
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