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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327650/transesophageal-echocardiography-use-in-diagnosis-and-management-of-embolized-intravascular-foreign-bodies
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James Taylor Herbert, Miklos David Kertai
The increasing use of endovascular interventions coupled with the large number of published case series detailing complications attest to the likelihood that anesthesiologists will encounter a case of intravascular foreign body embolization during their careers. Transesophageal echocardiography is essential to the diagnosis and management of traumatic and intravascular foreign bodies embolized to the heart because it can identify not only the foreign body but also hemodynamically significant lesions to radiolucent anatomic structures prior to and during surgical exploration...
October 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326776/aorto-right-ventricular-fistula-following-percutaneous-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-case-report-and-literature-review
#2
Monoj K Konda, Jagadeesh K Kalavakunta, Jerry W Pratt, David Martin, Vishal Gupta
An 88-year-old woman with a prior history of aortic stenosis and history of valvuloplasty presented with worsening symptoms of heart failure and dizziness. She underwent successful transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) without complications. Follow-up echocardiograms revealed a small fistula connecting aorta to the right ventricle. The patient was initially asymptomatic but 3 months later developed overload of the right ventricle and heart failure and chose to continue medical therapy. She died of progressive heart failure at 9 months from onset of fistula...
October 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326110/contemporary-management-and-outcomes-in-congenitally-corrected-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
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REVIEW
Shelby Kutty, David A Danford, Gerhard-Paul Diller, Oktay Tutarel
Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) can occur in isolation, or in combination with other structural cardiac anomalies, most commonly ventricular septal defect, pulmonary stenosis and tricuspid valve disease. Clinical recognition can be challenging, so echocardiography is often the means by which definitive diagnosis is made. The tricuspid valve and right ventricle are on the systemic arterial side of the ccTGA circulation, and are therefore subject to progressive functional deterioration...
January 11, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325918/bioactive-fraction-of-rhodiola-algida-against-chronic-hypoxia-induced-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-and-its-anti-proliferation-mechanism-in-rats
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Xingmei Nan, Shanshan Su, Ke Ma, Xiaodong Ma, Ximeng Wang, Dongzhu Zhaxi, Rili Ge, Zhanqiang Li, Dianxiang Lu
BACKGROUND: Rhodiola algida has long been used to prevent acute and chronic altitude sickness. In our previous study, we screened for a bioactive fraction from R. algida. However, the effects and mechanisms of this bioactive fraction on chronic hypoxia-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension remain to be elucidated. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of bioactive fraction from R. algida (ACRT) on chronic hypoxia-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension (HPAH) and to understand the possible mechanism of its pharmacodynamic actions...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325129/transaortic-septal-myectomy-using-direct-septal-echography
#5
Kanji Matsuzaki, Toru Tsukada, Masataka Sato, Yasunori Watanabe
We applied direct septal echography in transaortic septal myectomy for left ventricular outflow tract obstruction due to hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy and asymmetric septal hypertrophy. A small L-shaped probe was inserted into the right ventricle through a 2-cm incision on the right ventricular outflow tract. The probe was placed directly on the interventricular septum to visualize its actual thickness. It was also helpful to push and expose the septum into a direct field of vision through the aortic annulus...
January 8, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321403/a-patient-with-a-massive-single-cardiac-metastasis-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-diagnosed-via-a-biopsy-a-case-report
#6
Takuya Oyakawa, Nao Muraoka, Kei Iida, Masatoshi Kusuhara, Tateaki Naito
A patient with a history of lung adenocarcinoma was admitted because of palpitation. Transthoracic echocardiogram revealed a mass (74×42 mm) in the right ventricle. Computed tomography showed a tumor lesion in the right ventricular cavity but no other distant metastasis. Coronary angiography revealed well-developed small branches to the tumor. After right heart catheterization, a pathological analysis of a tumor biopsy demonstrated adenocarcinoma. We diagnosed the patient with right ventricular metastasis of lung cancer...
January 11, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320957/cardiovascular-and-metabolic-health-of-74-children-from-women-previously-diagnosed-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-in-comparison-with-a-population-based-reference-cohort
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Marlieke A de Wilde, Jacobien B Eising, Marlise N Gunning, Maria P H Koster, Annemieke M V Evelein, Geertje W Dalmeijer, Cuno S P M Uiterwaal, Marinus J C Eijkemans, Cornelis K van der Ent, Folkert J Meijboom, Bart C J M Fauser
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have compromised cardiovascular health profiles and an increased risk of pregnancy complications. In order to evaluate potential consequences, we aim to compare the cardiovascular and metabolic health of the children from women with PCOS with a population-based reference cohort. We included children from women with PCOS between the age of 2.5 to 4 years (n = 42) and 6 to 8 years (n = 32). The reference groups consisted of 168 (3-4 years old) and 130 children (7-8 years old)...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319169/cell-tracking-survival-and-differentiation-capacity-of-adipose-derived-stem-cells-after-engraftment-in-rat-tissue
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Mario F Muñoz, Sandro Argüelles, Matias Guzman-Chozas, Remedios Guillén-Sanz, Jaime M Franco, José A Pintor-Toro, Mercedes Cano, Antonio Ayala
Adipose tissue is an important source of adipose derived stem cells (ADSCs). These cells have the potential of being used for certain therapies, in which the main objective is to recover the function of a tissue/organ affected by a disease. In order to contribute to repair of the tissue, these cells should be able to survive and carry out their functions in unfavorable conditions after being transplanted. This process requires a better understanding of the biology involved: such as the time cells remain in the implant site, how long they stay there, and whether or not they differentiate into host tissue cells...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317140/transvenous-pacing-in-pediatric-patients-with-bipolar-lumenless-lead-ten-year-clinical-experience
#9
Paolo De Filippo, Fabrizio Giofrè, Cristina Leidi, Michele Senni, Paola Ferrari
INTRODUCTION: A number of challenges can affect long-term performance of endocardial implanted systems in pediatric patients. Select Secure™ lead offers potential advantages for this population. This analysis aims to evaluate long-term performance of this lead in children, with and without congenital heart disease. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all patients younger than 16years, implanted with at least one Select Secure™ lead at our institution, was performed...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316552/arteriovenous-sphingosine-1-phosphate-differences-across-selected-organs-of-the-rat
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Monika Książek, Urszula Baranowska, Adrian Chabowski, Marcin Baranowski
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) is a bioactive lysosphingolipid that is found in high concentration in plasma. The majority of plasma S1P is transported bound to HDL and albumin. Although the major sources of circulating S1P have been identified, it remains obscure what is the contribution of different organs/tissues to S1P homeostasis in plasma. Answering this question was the major aim of the present study. METHODS: The experiment was performed on male Wistar rats from whom blood samples were taken from either: 1) femoral vein, right ventricle of the heart, and abdominal aorta (n=15) or 2) hepatic vein, portal vein, and abdominal aorta (n=11)...
December 22, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316368/rash-fever-and-pulmonary-hypertension-in-a-6-year-old-female
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David Buchbinder, Gina A Montealegre Sanchez, Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky, Hermine Brunner, Andrew I Shulman
A previously healthy 2-year-old Guatemalan female with an undiagnosed chronic illness characterized by fever and rash had presented with anorexia, weight loss, periorbital edema, abdominal pain and distention. A chest radiograph documented cardiomegaly. An echocardiogram demonstrated a pericardial effusion, dilated right atrium, right ventricle, and main pulmonary artery as well as diminished right ventricular systolic function and pulmonary hypertension. Right ventricular systolic pressure was estimated at 90 mmHg...
January 5, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315941/thromboembolic-prophylaxis-protocol-with-warfarin-after-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-of-infarct-related-ventricular-tachycardia
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Konstantinos C Siontis, Sina Jamé, Ghaith Sharaf Dabbagh, Rakesh Latchamsetty, Krit Jongnarangsin, Fred Morady, Frank M Bogun
INTRODUCTION: Ablation in the left ventricle (LV) is associated with a risk of thromboembolism. There are limited data on the use of specific thromboembolic prophylaxis strategies post-ablation. We aimed to evaluate a thromboembolic prophylaxis protocol after ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS: The index procedures of 217 patients undergoing ablation for infarct-related VT with open irrigated-tip catheters were included. Patients with large LV endocardial ablation area (> 3 cm between ablation lesions) were started on low-dose, slowly escalating unfractionated heparin (UFH) infusion 8 hours after access hemostasis, followed by 3 months of anticoagulation...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315657/dysautonomy-in-different-death-risk-groups-rassi-score-in-patients-with-chagas-heart-disease
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Catherine Masiel Merejo Peña, Michel Silva Reis, Basílio de Bragança Pereira, Emília Matos do Nascimento, Roberto Coury Pedrosa
BACKGROUND: It has been difficult to prove that the "catecholamine-induced cardiomyopathy" contributes to the mechanism of sudden cardiac death in Chagas heart disease. Also, it is almost impossible to rule out the possibility that is not involved in the process. More importantly, the vagal-cholinergic pathway in the ventricle plays a direct role in the prevention of the initiation of complex ventricular arrhythmias, including non-sustained ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation responsible for sudden death...
January 5, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315367/sudden-death-in-patients-with-ebstein-anomaly
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Christine H Attenhofer Jost, Nicholas Y Tan, Abdalla Hassan, Emily R Vargas, David O Hodge, Joseph A Dearani, Heidi Connolly, Samuel J Asirvatham, Christopher J McLeod
Aims: Ventricular dysfunction or structural alteration of either ventricle is a well-established risk factor for sudden death (SD). Ebstein anomaly (EA) can present with both right and left heart abnormalities; however, predictors of SD have not been described. We therefore sought to characterize the incidence and risk factors of SD among a large cohort of patients with EA. Methods and results: All EA patients who underwent evaluation at a high-volume institution over a 4-decade period were retrospectively reviewed...
January 5, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312771/low-grade-myxofibrosarcoma-in-the-right-ventricle-presenting-as-pulmonary-thromboembolism
#15
Jong Hui Suh, Do Yeon Kim, Jeong Seob Yoon, Eun Su Park, Chan Beom Park
We report an unusual malignant cardiac neoplasm that initially presented as pulmonary thromboembolism in a 78-year-old male. Despite anticoagulation, the pulmonary artery lesion progressed and a mass-like lesion developed in the right ventricular outflow tract. Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was applied before surgery due to the presence of severe right-side heart failure with pulmonary hypertension. A round mass was found in the right ventricle and separate lobulated masses were found in both pulmonary arteries, and these were consistent with low-grade myxofibrosarcoma...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312752/adult-echocardiographic-nomograms-overview-critical-review-and-creation-of-a-software-for-automatic-fast-and-easy-calculation-of-normal-values
#16
REVIEW
Massimiliano Cantinotti, Raffaele Giordano, Marco Paterni, Daniel Saura, Marco Scalese, Eliana Franchi, Nadia Assanta, Martin Koestenberg, Raluca Dulgheru, Tadafumi Sugimoto, Anne Bernard, Luis Caballero, Patrizio Lancellotti
There is a crescent interest on normal adult echocardiographic values and the introduction of new deformation imaging and 3D parameters pose the issue of normative data. A multitude of nomograms has been recently published, however data are often fragmentary, difficult to find, and their strengths/limitations have been never evaluated. AIMS: (I) to provide a review of current echocardiographic nomograms; (II) to generate a tool for easy and fast access to these data. A literature search was conducted accessing the National Library of Medicine using the keywords: 2D/3D echocardiography, strain, left/right ventricle, atrial, mitral/tricuspid valve, aorta, reference values/nomograms/normal values...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312737/perforation-of-myocardial-wall-and-great-vessels-after-cardiovascular-interventions-a-5-year-analysis
#17
Zdenek Provaznik, Andreas Holzamer, Daniele Camboni, Leopold Rupprecht, Markus Resch, Sigrid Wittmann, Christof Schmid, Bernhard Floerchinger
Background: Less invasive procedures have replaced open surgical treatment in many cardiovascular disorders. During these interventions, iatrogenic cardiac perforation may ensue, which is a severe complication and requires immediate diagnostic assessment and treatment. Methods: From March 2011 to April 2016, all patients referred to the Dept. of Cardio-thoracic Surgery with the diagnosis of iatrogenic perforation of myocardial wall or great vessels were included into the retrospective study...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312717/predictors-of-ventricular-tachyarrhythmia-occurring-late-after-intracardiac-repair-of-tetralogy-of-fallot-combination-of-qrs-duration-change-rate-and-tricuspid-regurgitation-pressure-gradient
#18
Shuichi Shiraishi, Masashi Takahashi, Ai Sugimoto, Masanori Tsuchida
Background: To determine potential predictors of ventricular tachyarrhythmia and sudden cardiac death (SCD) occurring late after repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). Methods: Since 1964, 415 patients had undergone total repair for TOF at Niigata University Hospital. Of these, 89 patients who were followed for more than 10 years at our institute were retrospectively reviewed. Results: The mean follow-up period was 24.3 years. During the study period, one patient died of cerebral bleeding, and two patients had SCD...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310616/partial-trisomy-16q21%C3%A2-qter-due-to-an-unbalanced-segregation-of-a-maternally-inherited-balanced-translocation-46-xx-t-15-16-p13-q21-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#19
R Mishra, C S Paththinige, N D Sirisena, S Nanayakkara, U G I U Kariyawasam, V H W Dissanayake
BACKGROUND: Partial trisomy is often the result of an unbalanced segregation of a parental balanced translocation. Partial trisomy16q is characterized by a common, yet non-specific group of craniofacial dysmorphic features, and systemic malformations with limited post-natal survival. Most of the cases of partial trisomy 16q described in the scientific literature have reported only one, or less frequently two cardiac defects in the affected babies. Herein, we report a case of partial trisomy 16q21➔qter with multiple and complex cardiac defects that have not previously been reported in association with this condition...
January 8, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310560/staged-palliation-of-cyanotic-obstructive-lesions-with-a-modified-right-ventricular-outflow-procedure
#20
Sarosh P Batlivala, Mary K Hood, Jannika Dodge-Khatami, Divya Shakti, Mary B Taylor, Makram R Ebeid, Jorge D Salazar, Ali Dodge-Khatami
BACKGROUND: Traditional palliation for biventricular cyanotic congenital heart lesions often involves staging with systemic-to-pulmonary arterial shunts to secure pulmonary blood flow (PBF) in the newborn period prior to complete repair. However, shunts may lead to life-threatening events secondary to shunt occlusion or acute coronary steal. They may be associated with morbidity secondary to diastolic runoff, systemic steal and volume loading, and do not provide pulsatile flow which has the potential to promote pulmonary artery (PA) growth...
January 2018: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
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