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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912039/acquired-heart-disease-superimposed-on-congenital-heart-disease
#1
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...
August 12, 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
#3
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647630/endovascular-repair-of-iatrogenic-iliocaval-fistula-causing-high-output-cardiac-failure-after-spine-fusion
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Seth Noland, Carlos A Espinoza, Jonathan D Dvorak, John D Rose, C Steven Powell
The case being presented is a 35-year-old female with a 3-year history of progressive dyspnea and right-sided heart failure following spine surgery. Physical examination identified a continuous bruit in the lower abdomen radiating to her back which prompted further evaluation. Echocardiography showed normal left ventricle systolic function, enlarged right ventricle, functional tricuspid regurgitation, and moderate pulmonary hypertension. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen and pelvis demonstrated findings consistent with an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) between the right common iliac artery and the inferior vena cava...
June 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637704/the-structure-function-remodeling-in-rabbit-hearts-of-myocardial-infarction
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Haotian Wu, Li Li, Pei Niu, Xu Huang, Jinyi Liu, Fengshun Zhang, Wenzeng Shen, Wenchang Tan, Yiling Wu, Yunlong Huo
Animal models are of importance to investigate basic mechanisms for ischemic heart failure (HF). The objective of the study was to create a rabbit model through multiple coronary artery ligations to investigate the postoperative structure-function remodeling of the left ventricle (LV) and coronary arterial trees. Here, we hypothesize that the interplay of the degenerated coronary vasculature and increased ventricle wall stress relevant to cardiac fibrosis in vicinity of myocardial infarction (MI) precipitates the incidence and progression of ischemic HF Echocardiographic measurements showed an approximately monotonic drop of fractional shortening and ejection fraction from 40% and 73% down to 28% and 58% as well as persistent enlargement of LV cavity and slight mitral regurgitation at postoperative 12 weeks...
June 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633967/the-effects-of-chronic-faah-inhibition-on-myocardial-lipid-metabolism-in-normotensive-and-doca-salt-hypertensive-rats
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Agnieszka Polak, Ewa Harasim-Symbor, Barbara Malinowska, Irena Kasacka, Anna Pędzińska-Betiuk, Jolanta Weresa, Adrian Chabowski
AIMS: There is significant evidence that the endocannabinoid system (ECS) takes part in the regulation of the cardiovascular system in hypertension. It is quite well established that hypertension causes several changes in the heart metabolism, but it is still unknown whether the ECS affects this process. Therefore, we investigated the influence of prolonged ECS activation on myocardial lipid metabolism in deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA)-salt hypertensive rats by chronic fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) inhibition...
August 15, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616920/-association-of-gh-and-igf-1-burden-with-cardiac-structural-and-functional-changes-in-acromegaly-patients
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Shuo Zhang, Yi-Lin Li, Xiao-Peng Guo, Lu Gao, Yong Yao, Ren-Zhi Wang, Bing Xing
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association of growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) burden with the cardiac structural and functional changes in acromegaly patients. METHODS: Ninety-nine acromegaly patients were enrolled in this study. According to the normal range of echocardiographic parameters of Peking Union Medical College Hospital, the patients were divided into parameter normal group and abnormal group. Correlation analyses were conducted between duration of disease, mean GH, mean IGF-1, GH burden, IGF-1 burden and echocardiography data retrospectively...
May 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614263/misdiagnosed-anomalous-left-coronary-artery-from-the-pulmonary-artery-as-endocardial-fibroelastosis-in-infancy-a-case-series
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Fan Ma, Kaiyu Zhou, Xiaoqing Shi, Xiaoqing Wang, Yi Zhang, Yifei Li, Yimin Hua, Chuan Wang
INTRODUCTION: Anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare but severe congenital cardiac malformation. The prognosis mainly depends on the early and accurate diagnosis and treatment. However, without a typical and specific clinical manifestation in early stage, ALCAPA has a higher rate of false initial diagnosis. DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURE: Three infants with impaired left ventricle (LV) function, LV enlargement, mitral valve regurgitation (MR), and LV endocardium thickness were initially diagnosed as endocardial fibroelastosis (EFE)...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612341/cardiomyocyte-marker-expression-in-dogs-with-left-atrial-enlargement-due-to-dilated-cardiomyopathy-or-myxomatous-mitral-valve-disease
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Izabela Janus, Malgorzata Kandefer-Gola, Rafal Ciaputa, Agnieszka Noszczyk-Nowak, Urszula Paslawska, Massimiliano Tursi, Marcin Nowak
INTRODUCTION: Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) are common heart conditions in dogs. They have different etiology and pathogenesis and although other studies focused on changes in the left ventricles of the affected hearts, the aim of our study was to assess the expressions of some intrinsic proteins in the enlarged left atria. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed an immunohistochemical analysis of left atrial specimens obtained from 15 dogs with DCM, 35 dogs with MMVD and six control dogs...
June 14, 2017: Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593003/focused-cardiac-ultrasound-focus-by-emergency-medicine-residents-in-patients-with-suspected-cardiovascular-diseases
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Davood Farsi, Skokoufeh Hajsadeghi, Mohammad Javad Hajighanbari, Mani Mofidi, Peyman Hafezimoghadam, Mahdi Rezai, Babak Mahshidfar, Samaneh Abiri, Saeed Abbasi
INTRODUCTION: Few studies have assessed the value and accuracy of focused cardiac ultrasound (FOCUS) performed by emergency physicians. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of FOCUS performed by emergency medicine residents compared to echocardiography performed by a cardiologist in emergency department (ED) patients suspected of cardiovascular disease. METHODS: The research involved a prospective observational cross-sectional study enrolling patients over 18-years old suspected of having cardiovascular disease who required an echocardiograph...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583071/volume-time-curve-of-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-assessed-left-ventricular-dysfunction-in-coronary-artery-disease-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#18
Hua-Yan Xu, Zhi-Gang Yang, Ying-Kun Guo, Ke Shi, Xi Liu, Qin Zhang, Li Jiang, Lin-Jun Xie
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) may induce epicardial coronary artery diseases and left ventricular myocardial damaging as well. Left ventricular dysfunction was found in DM2. In this research, we compared the left ventricular dysfunction of coronary artery disease (CAD) patients with and without type 2 diabetes mellitus as well as normal controls using the volume-time curve of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). METHODS: Sixty-one CAD patients (28 with DM2 and 33 without DM2) and 18 normal individuals were enrolled in this study...
June 5, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573446/echocardiographic-assessment-in-patients-with-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
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Katarzyna Życińska, Anna Borowiec, Tadeusz M Zielonka, Tomasz Rusinowicz, Małgorzata Hadzik-Błaszczyk, Magda Cieplak, Kazimierz A Wardyn
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is one of the most common forms of systemic vasculitis, which usually involves the upper and lower respiratory tract, but it may affect also multiple organs. The aim of the study was an echocardiographic evaluation of cardiac involvement in GPA patients during remission. Eighty eight patients with GPA were evaluated in the study. The control group consisted of 40 age and sex-matched patients without a previous history of cardiovascular disease. We found that there were no differences between GPA and control groups regarding left atrial enlargement and interventricular septal hypertrophy...
June 2, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566200/performance-of-new-automated-transthoracic-three-dimensional-echocardiographic-software-for-left-ventricular-volumes-and-function-assessment-in-routine-clinical-practice-comparison-with-3%C3%A2-tesla-cardiac-magnetic-resonance
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Franck Levy, Elie Dan Schouver, Laura Iacuzio, Filippo Civaia, Stephane Rusek, Carinne Dommerc, Sylvestre Marechaux, Vincent Dor, Christophe Tribouilloy, Gilles Dreyfus
BACKGROUND: Three-dimensional (3D) transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is superior to two-dimensional Simpson's method for assessment of left ventricular (LV) volumes and LV ejection fraction (LVEF). Nevertheless, 3D TTE is not incorporated into everyday practice, as current LV chamber quantification software products are time-consuming. AIMS: To evaluate the feasibility, accuracy and reproducibility of new fully automated fast 3D TTE software (HeartModel(A.I.); Philips Healthcare, Andover, MA, USA) for quantification of LV volumes and LVEF in routine practice; to compare the 3D LV volumes and LVEF obtained with a cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) reference; and to optimize automated default border settings with CMR as reference...
May 26, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
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