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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120873/a-rare-case-of-isolated-atrial-myocarditis-causing-death-with-no-post-mortem-computed-tomography-scan-correlation
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Rexson Tse, Jack Garland, Kilak Kesha, Yvonne Triggs, Lucy Modahl, David Milne, Zhi Yap, Simon Stables
Acute myocarditis is a potentially fatal cardiac pathology that is thought to cause sudden death through arrhythmia and cardiac failure. Of the different subtypes, lymphocytic myocarditis is the most common form. The pathophysiology of myocarditis can be generally diffuse or focally involve the ventricles, but less frequently affects the atria. Although the clinical literature reports isolated atrial myocarditis as a cause of atrial fibrillation and enlargement, there is scant postmortem literature on the findings of this pathology...
November 9, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116876/preservation-of-functional-microvascular-bed-is-vital-for-long-term-survival-of-cardiac-myocytes-within-large-transmural-post-myocardial-infarction-scar
#2
Colleen Nofi, Yevgen Bogatyryov, Eduard I Dedkov
This study was aimed to understand the mechanism of persistent cardiac myocyte (CM) survival in myocardial infarction (MI) scars. A transmural MI was induced in 12-month-old Sprague-Dawley rats by permanent coronary artery ligation. The hearts were collected 3 days, 1, 2, 4, 8, and 12 weeks after MI and evaluated with histology, immunohistochemistry, and quantitative morphometry. Vasculature patency was assessed in 4-, 8-, and 12-week-old scars by infusion of 15-micron microspheres into the left ventricle before euthanasia...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110750/aortic-elasticity-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-children-with-mitral-valve-prolapse
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Elif Erolu, Figen Akalın, Nilüfer Çetiner, Berna Şaylan Çevik
Aim We aimed to study the dimensions, systolic and diastolic functions of the left ventricle; dimensions and elasticity of the aorta; and carotid intima-media thickness and flow-mediated dilatation of the brachial artery in mitral valve prolapse. METHODS: The study group consisted of 43 patients (mean age=13.3±3.9) and 42 healthy children (mean age=12.9±3.4). Left ventricular end-diastolic, end-systolic, left atrial diameters, interventricular septum, and left ventricular posterior wall thickness were measured...
November 7, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097843/a-case-report-of-ventricular-septal-defect-in-an-adult-sprague-dawley-rat
#4
Tetsuro Kurotaki, Yuki Tomonari, Junko Sato, Takeshi Kanno, Minoru Tsuchitani
A 20-week-old male Sprague Dawley rat noted with decreased body weight, dyspnea, and anorexia beginning 2 days before death was necropsied in the recovery period of a sub-chronic toxicity study. The heart was severely enlarged (30 × 20 × 20 mm), 3-4 times larger than normal, with an approximately 6 mm wide defect in the upper, membranous portion of the ventricular septum. Both ventricles measured 4 mm in thickness, and the right ventricle was 4 times thicker than normal. According to a microscopic examination, the myocardial fibers were severely hypertrophic in the right ventricle and mildly hypertrophic in the left ventricle and septum...
October 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054237/systemic-venous-rerouting-through-the-coronary-sinus-for-cctga-with-bilateral-svcs
#5
Satoshi Asada, Masaaki Yamagishi, Takako Miyazaki, Yoshinobu Maeda, Satoshi Taniguchi, Shuhei Fujita, Hisayuki Hongu, Hitoshi Yaku
The double-switch operation for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries, in which the morphologic left ventricle is restored to the systemic circulation, is an effective surgical option. This case report describes an atrial switch technique without using supplemental material during the double-switch operation for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries associated with persistent left superior vena cava, with the systemic venous blood flow rerouted through the enlarged coronary sinus...
November 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045974/-echocardiographic-diagnosis-of-infracardiac-total-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-connection
#6
S T Ren, Y Wang, J H Zhou, J Long, C H Wang, D B Li, Y Z Huang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical usefulness of echocardiography in the diagnosis of infracardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (ITAPVC) in neonates and infants. METHODS: Retrospective analysis on 8 patients with ITAPVC was performed using echocardiography between April 2006 and December 2016. There were 4 boys and 4 girls with a mean age of 79.8 days (ranging from 15 to 195 days). A combined scanning via parasternal, subcostal and apical acoustic windows had been employed to diagnose ITAPVC and to trace the course and site of the anomalous pulmonary venous drainage, and to confirm the direction of the inter-atrial shunt and enlargement of right atrium and right ventricle...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027210/oedema-fibrosis-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-role-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#7
REVIEW
Sophie Mavrogeni, Antigoni Papavasiliou, Katerina Giannakopoulou, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Maria Roser Pons, Evangelos Karanasios, Ioannis Nikas, George Papadopoulos, Genovefa Kolovou, George P Chrousos
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked muscle disorder characterized by progressive, irreversible loss of cardiac and skeletal muscular function. Muscular enlargement in DMD is attributed to oedema, due to the increased cytoplasmic Na+ concentration. The aim in this review is to present the current experience and emphasize the role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in the diagnosis of this condition. DMD patients' survival depends on ventilatory assistance, as respiratory muscle dysfunction was the most common cause of death in the past...
October 13, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994682/successful-surgical-osteoplasty-of-the-left-main-coronary-artery-with-concomitant-mitral-valve-replacement-and-tricuspid-annuloplasty
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Ujjwal Kumar Chowdhury, Abhinav Singh Chauhan, Poonam Malhotra Kapoor, Suruchi Hasija, Priya Jagia, Pradeep Ramakrishnan
A 50-year-old woman with rheumatic heart disease, mitral stenosis, and critical isolated left main ostial stenosis was successfully treated by mitral valve replacement, tricuspid annuloplasty, and surgery of left main osteoplasty and is reported for its rarity. Notable clinical findings included an intermittently irregular pulse, blood pressure of 100/70 mmHg, cardiomegaly, a diastolic precordial thrill, a mid-diastolic murmur without presystolic accentuation that was loudest at the mitral area. Chest radiograph revealed cardiomegaly with a cardiothoracic ratio of 0...
October 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966158/hybrid-transcatheter-left-ventricular-reconstruction-for-the-treatment-of-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
#9
Carlo Zivelonghi, Patrick Klein, Martin J Swaans, Pierfrancesco Agostoni
AIMS: Treatment of advanced ischemic cardiomyopathy is often challenging, with recurrent episodes of cardiac decompensation and consequent need for multiple hospitalizations. Mixed outcomes have been previously reported after conventional surgical left ventricle(LV) reconstruction. Aim of this report is to describe a novel hybrid transcatheter technique to reconstruct the remodeled LV. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this manuscript, we provide a detailed step-by-step description of a novel procedure, called Less Invasive Ventricular Enhancement(LIVE), which reconstructs the remodeled LV by plication of anteroseptal LV scar, thus reducing the enlarged volume, decreasing wall stress and increasing ejection fraction...
October 3, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963912/basal-ganglia-and-ventricle-volume-in-first-episode-psychosis-a-family-and-clinical-study
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Manuel J Cuesta, Pablo Lecumberri, Teresa Cabada, Lucia Moreno-Izco, María Ribeiro, Jose M López-Ilundain, Victor Peralta, Ruth Lorente-Omeñaca, Ana Maria Sánchez-Torres, Marisol Gómez
Patients with first-episode psychosis (FEP) exhibit considerable heterogeneity in subcortical brain volumes. We sought to compare ventricle and basal ganglia volumes in FEP patients (n = 50) with those in unaffected relatives (n = 21) and healthy controls (n = 24). Participants were assessed with a semistructured interview and underwent structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Patients had significantly larger left lateral, right lateral and third ventricle volumes than their siblings and larger third ventricle volumes than controls...
September 14, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912039/acquired-heart-disease-superimposed-on-congenital-heart-disease
#11
D Luke Glancy
A 50-year-old man with a murmur since birth developed systemic arterial hypertension as an adult. He came to the hospital because of dyspnea. He had a pulmonic valve ejection click and a murmur of pulmonic stenosis. His echocardiogram showed biventricular hypertrophy, a flat ventricular septum, a D-shaped left ventricle, systolic doming of the pulmonic valve, and Doppler evidence of a 70 mm Hg peak systolic pressure gradient across the pulmonic valve and a peak right ventricular systolic pressure of 100 mm Hg...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865431/uncommon-presentation-of-a-rare-tumour-incidental-finding-in-an-asymptomatic-patient-case-report-and-comprehensive-review-of-the-literature-on-intrapericardial-solitary-fibrous-tumours
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Csilla Czimbalmos, Ibolya Csecs, Miklos Polos, Elektra Bartha, Nikolette Szucs, Attila Toth, Pal Maurovich-Horvat, David Becker, Zoltan Sapi, Zoltan Szabolcs, Bela Merkely, Hajnalka Vago
BACKGROUND: A solitary fibrous tumour is a rare, mainly benign spindle cell mesenchymal tumour most commonly originating from the pleura. An intrapericardial location of a solitary fibrous tumour is extremely unusual. We present a case of an asymptomatic patient with a slow-growing massive benign cardiac solitary fibrous tumour. CASE PRESENTATION: A 37-year-old asymptomatic female patient was referred to our hospital with an enlarged cardiac silhouette found on her screening chest X-ray...
September 2, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854816/carvedilol-inhibits-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-activation-in-experimental-autoimmune-myocarditis-possibilities-of-cardioprotective-application
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Monika Skrzypiec-Spring, Katarzyna Haczkiewicz, Agnieszka Sapa, Tomasz Piasecki, Joanna Kwiatkowska, Ireneusz Ceremuga, Mieczyslaw Wozniak, Wieslawa Biczysko, Christopher Kobierzycki, Piotr Dziegiel, Marzenna Podhorska-Okolow, Adam Szelag
AIMS: Acute myocarditis is a potentially lethal inflammatory heart disease that frequently precedes the development of dilated cardiomyopathy and subsequent heart failure. At present, there is no effective standardized therapy for acute myocarditis, besides the optimal care of heart failure and arrhythmias in accordance with evidence-based guidelines and specific etiology-driven therapy for infectious myocarditis. Carvedilol has been shown to be cardioprotective by reducing cardiac pro-inflammatory cytokines present in oxidative stress in certain heart diseases...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826413/neuregulin-1-nrg1-polymorphisms-linked-with-psychosis-transition-are-associated-with-enlarged-lateral-ventricles-and-white-matter-disruption-in-schizophrenia
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C A Bousman, V Cropley, P Klauser, J L Hess, A Pereira, R Idrizi, J Bruggemann, M S Mostaid, R Lenroot, T W Weickert, S J Glatt, I P Everall, S Sundram, A Zalesky, C S Weickert, C Pantelis
BACKGROUND: Two single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) (rs4281084 and rs12155594) within the neuregulin-1 (NRG1) gene have been associated with psychosis transition. However, the neurobiological changes associated with these SNPs remain unclear. We aimed to determine what relationship these two SNPs have on lateral ventricular volume and white matter integrity, as abnormalities in these brain structures are some of the most consistent in schizophrenia. METHODS: Structural (n = 370) and diffusion (n = 465) magnetic resonance imaging data were obtained from affected and unaffected individuals predominantly of European descent...
August 22, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807863/prenatal-diagnosis-of-complex-phenotype-in-a-13-week-old-fetus-with-an-interstitial-multigene-deletion-20q13-13-q13-2-by-chromosomal-microarray
#15
Feodora Stipoljev, Danka Miric-Tesanic, Tomislav Hafner, Maja Barbalic, Monika Logara, Ruzica Lasan-Trcic, Ana Vicic, Romana Gjergja-Juraski
We report the first trimester three-dimensional ultrasonographic findings in a 13-week-old fetus with complex phenotype and a de novo 4.7 Mb multigene deletion encompassing chromosome region 20q13.13-q13.2 detected by chromosomal microarray. Fetal sonography detected radial-ray anomalies in the form of bilateral absence of thumbs and the left club hand deformity. The presence of single atrioventricular canal instead of the atrial septal defect typical for Holt-Oram syndrome pointed us to rather suspect the SALL4 related diseases...
August 12, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781307/isolated-right-ventricular-stress-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy
#16
Hitoshi Sumida, Kenji Morihisa, Kazuhiro Katahira, Seigo Sugiyama, Takuya Kishi, Shuichi Oshima
A 79-year-old woman was admitted with a left femoral neck fracture and she immediately developed circulatory shock. Echocardiography showed a markedly enlarged right ventricle (RV) with systolic ballooning of the mid-ventricular wall and preserved contractility of the apex. The left ventricular (LV) motion was normal. Multi-detector-row computed tomography showed severe congestion of the contrast media in the right atrium with no forward flow to RV, but no pulmonary embolism. She was successfully treated with percutaneous veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation...
August 15, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775115/association-of-concentric-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-with-subsequent-change-in-left-ventricular-end-diastolic-volume-the-dallas-heart-study
#17
Sonia Garg, James A de Lemos, Susan A Matulevicius, Colby Ayers, Ambarish Pandey, Ian J Neeland, Jarett D Berry, Roderick McColl, Christopher Maroules, Ronald M Peshock, Mark H Drazner
BACKGROUND: In the conventional paradigm of the progression of left ventricular hypertrophy, a thick-walled left ventricle (LV) ultimately transitions to a dilated cardiomyopathy. There are scant data in humans demonstrating whether this transition occurs commonly without an interval myocardial infarction. METHODS AND RESULTS: Participants (n=1282) from the Dallas Heart Study underwent serial cardiac magnetic resonance ≈7 years apart. Those with interval cardiovascular events and a dilated LV (increased LV end-diastolic volume [EDV] indexed to body surface area) at baseline were excluded...
August 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664743/mapk-pathway-regulated-the-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis-in-mice-with-post-infarction-heart-failure
#18
Q Zhang, L Lu, T Liang, M Liu, Z L Wang, P Y Zhang
BACKGROUND: To explore the role of the MAPK signaling pathway in the cardiomyocyte apoptosis of mice with post-infarction heart failure (HF). METHODS: Mice were divided into sham and myocardial infarction (MI) groups. Before surgery, the MI group was divided into SB203580 and PBS subgroups. A post-infarction HF model was established by ligating the left anterior descending coronary artery. Ventricular dilatation and cardiac function were observed by small animal echocardiography...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660552/adverse-remodeling-and-reverse-remodeling-after-myocardial-infarction
#19
REVIEW
Ankeet S Bhatt, Andrew P Ambrosy, Eric J Velazquez
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review it to summarize the current literature on remodeling after myocardial infarction, inclusive of pathophysiological considerations, imaging modalities, treatment strategies, and future directions. RECENT FINDINGS: As patients continue to live longer after myocardial infarction (MI), the prevalence of post-MI heart failure continues to rise. Changes in the left ventricle (LV) after MI involve complex interactions between cellular and extracellular components, under neurohormonal regulation...
August 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660548/chemotherapy-induced-cardiomyopathy-caused-by-pemetrexed
#20
Takuya Oyakawa, Kei Iida, Masatoshi Kusuhara, Hirotsugu Kenmotsu, Takashi Sugino
Chemotherapy-related cardiac toxicity is a rare but serious adverse event in patients with cancer. Thus far, no case of serious cardiac toxicity of pemetrexed has been reported. We describe the case of a patient with advanced lung cancer and cardiomyopathy due to pemetrexed. A 59-year-old woman visited our hospital, and we found abnormal findings on a chest radiograph. She was diagnosed as having stage IV lung adenocarcinoma. Chemotherapy with cisplatin and pemetrexed every 3 weeks was initiated. After four cycles of chemotherapy, maintenance chemotherapy with pemetrexed was administered every 3 weeks...
June 28, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
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