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Dunlay Shannon M SM Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, - - 2012
Despite advances in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction (MI), heart failure (HF) remains a frequent acute and long-term outcome of ischemic heart disease (IHD). In response to acute coronary ischemia, women are relatively protected from apoptosis, and experience less adverse cardiac remodeling than men, frequently resulting in preservation of ...
Vargas-Barrón Jesús - - 2012
Potentially fatal cardiac rupture is a complication of myocardial infarction (MI), which can appear in the first hours of the acute event and during the course of the first week. The intramyocardial dissecting hematoma might appear as a component of the rupture during the evolution process. The description of the ...
Leonardi Sergio - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: This study compared prognoses of myocardial infarction related to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI, procedural MI) using increasing creatine kinase-myocardial band (CK-MB) thresholds with spontaneous MI. BACKGROUND: Procedural MI usually is defined by a CK-MB elevation of more than 3 times the upper limit of normal (ULN), but higher thresholds ...
Squeri Angelo - - 2012
Ventricular septal rupture is a rare complication of acute myocardial infarction and its diagnosis can be really challenging especially in the case of complex lesions. Echocardiography is the technique of choice for the detection of mechanical complications following myocardial infarction. The introduction of three-dimensional echocardiography offers new imaging possibilities with ...
Ishikawa Yukio - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: Anatomic properties of myocardial bridge (MB) are sometimes responsible for myocardial infarction (MI) through the changes in the atherosclerosis distribution in the left ascending coronary artery (LAD). The purpose of this study was to investigate histopathologic profiles of atherosclerotic lesions resulting from the MB presence in the LAD in ...
Erarslan Elife - - 2012
Spontaneous splenic infarction has been seen rarely in cirrhosis and portal hypertension. The clinical presentation can mimic other causes of acute abdominal pain. The diagnosis of the condition is based on clinical findings and splenic imaging. In recent years, ultrasonography and computed tomographic scan have gained in popularity for the ...
Jin Xin - - 2012
Left ventricular free wall rupture (LVFWR) is a serious complication of myocardial infarction. It presents with a very high mortality rate and can be rescued by accurate diagnosis and emergency surgery. LVFWR can occur with sudden overt clinical symptoms or present insidiously. This report highlights the case of a man ...
Argiriou Mihalis - - 2013
Left ventricular (LV) rupture is a not as frequent, but potentially lethal complication of mitral valve replacement or repair. We report a case of a 67-year-old man who underwent mitral valve replacement and Cox Maze IV procedure. A massive bleed from the LV rupture was noted postoperatively while the patient ...
Rizzello V - - 2012
We report the case of a 70 years old man admitted to our coronary care unit because of atrial fibrillation, non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock. Emergency coronary angiography showed a 99 % stenosis of the circumflex coronary that was successfully treated with a bare metal stent. Atrial fibrillation was cardioverted to ...
Hendry Cara - - 2012
Myocardial rupture is an uncommon and life threatening event which may occur in the setting of acute myocardial infarction. In this case report we describe a rare instance of a patient presenting with signs of ventricular rupture as a late presentation of myocardial infarction. The findings of cardiac computed tomography ...
Reynolds Harmony R - - 2012
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: A substantial minority of myocardial infarction (MI) patients have no obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) at angiography. Women more commonly have this type of MI, but both sexes are affected. This is not an innocuous problem. Multiple studies have shown 2% death or reinfarction in short-term to ...
Halpern Ethan J - - 2012
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Studies suggest that electrocardiographically gated coronary computed tomographic angiography provides a clear definition of the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT), and normal LVOT morphology may not be round, as assumed when the continuity equation is applied during echocardiography. The aims of this study were to demonstrate the ...
Ibebuogu Uzoma N - - 2012
Transradial (TR) access is increasingly being used in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). However, its role in PCI for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction remains controversial because of concerns of procedural complexity adversely affecting the promptness of reperfusion. In this study, 150 consecutive patients who underwent PCI for acute ST-segment elevation myocardial ...
Matos Jason - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Assessing left ventricular function is a common indication for echocardiography. It generally requires expert echocardiographer estimation and is somewhat subjective and prone to reader discordance. Mitral annular plane systolic excursion (MAPSE) has been suggested as a surrogate measurement for left ventricular function. The aim of this study was to ...
Lønnebakken Mai T - - 2012
Background: Significant gender differences in angiographic severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) have been demonstrated among patients with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). However, it is unknown if these gender differences are reflected in the extent of myocardial ischemia.Design and methods: We assessed segmental myocardial wall motion and perfusion by contrast ...
Celik T - - 2012
Tricuspid annular ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a rarely encountered entity. Despite abundant data on idiopathic VTs, the prevalence and clinical characteristics of this infrequent form are not well defined and the efficacy of radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation treatment remains unknown. We report on a case of a 44-year-old male presenting ...
Kociol Robb D - - 2012
The following are highlights from Circulation: Heart Failure Topic Review. This series summarizes the most important articles, as selected by the editors, that have been published in the Circulation portfolio. The objective of this series is to provide our readership with a timely comprehensive selection of important articles that are ...
Bangalore Sripal - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Young patients (aged≤45 years) presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction present unique challenges. The quality of care and in-hospital outcomes may differ from their older counterparts. METHODS: A total of 31,544 patients presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and enrolled in the American Heart Association's Get With the Guidelines ...
Pfister Roman R Department III of Internal Medicine, Heart Centre of the University of Cologne, D-50937 Cologne, Germany. - - 2012
Increasing levels of resting heart rate are associated with increased risk of developing hypertension and cardiovascular disease, and seem to play a role in the progression of heart failure. The shape of the association between resting heart rate and risk of developing heart failure has not been examined in healthy ...
Orozco-Beltran Domingo - - 2012
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Mortality from myocardial infarction is declining in high income countries, but the magnitude of this decline could differ between countries. We sought to compare the mortality trends from myocardial infarction between Spain and the United States. METHODS: This was an observational retrospective study. Crude data were obtained ...
Soumagne Daniel - - 2012
Upon beginning cardiac rehabilitation after a cardiac event, stationary cycle exercise ergometry is commonly performed to determine maximum exercise aerobic capacity (peak oxygen uptake [peak VO2]) and anaerobic threshold. The Weber classification stratifies patients based on peak VO2 and anaerobic threshold to define functional physical capacity. The purpose of the ...
Duraković Zijad - - 2012
The article deals with 17 sudden deaths which occurred during recreational swimming and diving in men in Croatia in a 14-year period: from January 1, 1998 to December 31, 2011. The sample is taken out from the total number of 61 sudden deaths in men during or immediately after sport ...
Kirchberger Inge - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The patients' misinterpretation of symptoms of an evolving acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a major cause for prolonged pre-hospital delays. The objective of this study was to identify factors associated with an attribution of the symptoms to the heart and to investigate the association between symptom misinterpretation and time ...
Kociol Robb D - - 2012
The following are highlights from Circulation: Heart Failure Topic Review. This series will summarize the most important articles, as selected by the editors, that have published in the Circulation portfolio. The objective of this series is to provide our readership with a timely comprehensive selection of important papers that are ...
Webner David - - 2012
PURPOSE: There is no reporting system for marathon-associated sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) or sudden cardiac death (SCD) in the United States. The purpose of this study was to estimate and characterize the risk of marathon related SCA to assist with emergency planning. METHODS: A retrospective, web-based survey was sent out ...
Javierre Casimiro - - 2012
We investigate age and sex differences in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) after cardiac surgery in a prospective study of 2038 consecutive patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. An age of ≥ 70 years implied changes in the type of AMI from the ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) to non-ST-segment ...
Cevik Cihan - - 2012
We present the case of a 69-year-old woman with end-stage hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy who developed cardiogenic shock. She underwent emergent placement of a percutaneous left ventricular assist device (TandemHeart) in the catheterization lab as a bridge support device until a septal myectomy could be performed as definitive treatment. This case ...
Tuomainen Petri O - - 2012
The TITAX-AMI trial demonstrated a better clinical outcome of titanium-nitride-oxide-coated bioactive stents (BAS) as compared with paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) undergoing early percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We explored the gender-based 3-year outcome of BAS as compared with PES in a subgroup analysis of the ...
Chuang Michael L - - 2012
We sought to determine whether depressed myocardial contraction fraction (MCF; ratio of left ventricular [LV] stroke volume to myocardial volume) predicts cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in initially healthy adults. A subset (n = 318, 60 ± 9 years old, 158 men) of the Framingham Heart Study Offspring cohort free of ...
Strajina Veljko - - 2012
ABSTRACT: This study presents a case series of suicides carried out by self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the chest-a relatively uncommon means of suicide. The retrospective autopsy study performed included all cases of single suicidal gunshot injuries to the chest during a 20-year period and which were committed by the use ...
Barsheshet Alon - - 2012
Men and women with heart failure display important differences in clinical characteristics that might affect their responses to pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapies. In women, heart failure is associated with a higher frequency of hypertension, nonischemic cardiomyopathy and left bundle branch block than in men. Subgroup analyses of data from randomized ...
Sukpraphrute Bunyapon - - 2012
Echocardiography is usually performed to quantify the severity of regurgitation. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can also quantify mitral regurgitation. This study was performed to determine whether MRI can reliably quantify the severity of mitral regurgitation when compared with echocardiography The authors retrospectively studied patients who underwent cardiac MRI between January ...
Hayano Shinji - - 2012
It is well known that chronic kidney disease is a risk factor for atherosclerosis. The present study was conducted to identify any relation between the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and coronary plaque characteristics using integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound (IB-IVUS), which can detect coronary plaque composition. We performed IB-IVUS for ...
Luijkx Tim - - 2012
BackgroundPhysiological cardiac adaptation in athletes is influenced by body surface area, gender, age, training intensity and sport type. This study assesses the influence of sport category and provides a physiological reference for sport category and gender.MethodsThree hundred and eighty-one subjects (mean age 25±5 years, range 18 to 39 years; 61% ...
Chiu Cheng-An - - 2012
We demonstrated that visfatin expressed in monocytes and neutrophils and increased their reactivity in male acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction patients. Furthermore, visfatin was strongly appeared in lipid rich coronary rupture plaques and macrophages. These results suggest another explanation about leukocytes mediated visfatin that may play a pathogenesis role in ...
Gorman Richard - - 2012
Cardiac tamponade is a life-threatening and time-critical emergency that requires early recognition and prompt management often alongside other resuscitation considerations. The use of ultrasound in the primary survey greatly assists in the early diagnosis allowing preparations for early definitive management to be made. An unusual case of right ventricular rupture ...
Gottam Nithin - - 2012
Left main coronary artery (LMCA) thrombus is a clinically rare event and is thought to be secondary to plaque rupture with subsequent thrombus formation, persistent hypercoagulable state, cocaine use, or vasospasm. (Klein et al., 2008) here we present a case of LMCA thrombus that presented as an ST elevation myocardial ...
Puhlman Mark - - 2012
Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have become accepted as treatment for heart failure as a result of improvements in diagnosing and treating left ventricular failure and limited donor availability. In the Pivotal Study of the HeartMate II in the bridge to transplantation population, the incidence of right ventricular failure without ...
Dubey Laxman - - 2012
Left ventricular (LV) pseudoaneurysm is a rare but potentially lethal complication of acute myocardial infarction (MI). We report a very rare case of a 60 year-old woman with a ruptured myocardial wall, and a non-ruptured LV pseudoaneurysm. The patient presented with acutely worsening shortness of breath and exertional dyspnea of ...
Roa-Castro Víctor Hugo - - 2012
Pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricle is rare and may occur as a result of transmural myocardial infarction. The course of rupture after acute myocardial infarction varies from a catastrophic event, with an acute tear leading to immediate death (acute rupture), or slow and incomplete tear leading to a late rupture ...
Kociol Robb D - - 2012
The following are highlights from Circulation: Heart Failure Topic Review. This series will summarize the most important manuscripts, as selected by the editors, that have been published in the Circulation portfolio. The objective of this series is to provide our readership with a timely comprehensive selection of important papers that ...
Aykan A C - - 2012
Ventricular septal rupture and ventricular pseudoaneurysm formation are rare complications of acute myocardial infarction. Immediate intervention is mandatory in these circumstances. Our case is a unique presentation of an anterior myocardial infarction in an 85-year-old male, complicated by ventricular septal rupture and ventricular pseudoaneurysm formation.
Daoulah Amin - - 2012
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare condition that can result in unstable angina, acute myocardial infarction, and sudden death. This condition may occur particularly in women during late pregnancy and in the postpartum period. We present the case of a 33-year-old African American woman, who had spontaneous left ...
Javaheri Shahrokh S Department of Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, USA. - - 2012
Excess sudden death due to ventricular tachyarrhythmias remains a major mode of mortality in patients with systolic heart failure. The aim of this study was to determine the association of nocturnal ventricular arrhythmias in patients with low ejection fraction heart failure. We incorporated a large number of known pathophysiologic triggers ...
Fragasso Gabriele - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To relate therapeutic issues, comorbidities and functional parameters to mortality/morbidity of mild/moderate heart failure patients. METHODS: From our heart failure clinic, 372 heart failure patients (269 men, aged 66 ± 11 years), with stable heart failure and ejection fraction 45% or less were recruited. Survival curves were estimated according to the ...
Forslund Ann-Sofie - - 2011
Aims: To describe trends in incidence, outcome, and background characteristics among people who suffered an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with validated myocardial infarction aetiology (OHCA-V). Methods and results: People from the northern Sweden MONICA myocardial registry (1989-2007) with OHCA-V (n = 2977) were divided in two age groups (25-64 and 65-74 ...
Ceyhan Koksal - - 2011
Objectives: To determine both ventricular functions and tissue Doppler echocardiography (TDE)-derived myocardial performance index (MPI) in patients with coronary artery ectasia (CAE). Subjects and Methods: Twenty-five patients with CAE (13 men; mean age 57 ± 9 years) and 25 age- and sex-matched controls without CAE (8 men; mean age 54 ...
Kaya Mehmet G - - 2011
Elevated uric acid (UA) levels have been associated with cardiovascular disease in epidemiologic studies. The relation between UA levels and long-term outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction who undergo primary percutaneous coronary intervention is not known. Data from 2,249 consecutive patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction who underwent ...
Thelle Dag Steinar - - 2011
There has been a cardiovascular revolution since the 1970s in many industrialized countries with rapidly declining mortality rates especially for coronary heart disease (CHD). This has been most striking for men. A slower decline in out-of hospital mortality for women below 55 has been demonstrated in Finland. This, and indications ...
Luepker Russell V - - 2011
Population rates of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are changing. Consistent case definitions to evaluate these trends and make comparisons are essential. The World Health Organization (WHO) AMI diagnostic algorithm and clinical judgments were the standards for classification. However, in recent years, five new algorithms, to include diagnostic advances, are advocated ...
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