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Almendros Isaac - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with cardiovascular disorders, but the different comorbidities in OSA patients make it difficult to know their specific effects on the development of cardiovascular injury. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether recurrent obstructive apneas could lead to myocardial injury. METHODS: ...
Santos Mário - - 2011
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is an acute cardiac entity with clinical manifestations similar to myocardial infarction, accounting for 1-2% of acute coronary syndrome admissions. Its underlying pathophysiology is not yet well established. It is usually associated with acute physical or emotional stress, but the list of potential triggers has grown as the ...
Bezerra Hiram G - - 2011
To determine the incremental benefit of assessing myocardial perfusion defects (MPD) for acute coronary syndromes (ACS) over coronary and functional assessment by rest cardiac computed tomography (CT) in patients with acute chest pain. Assessment of myocardial perfusion is feasible with cardiac CT; however, the diagnostic value of this assessment in ...
Dahdouh Ziad - - 2012
Mechanical ventricular assist support and especially Impella device that is implanted via femoral access are considered a cornerstone in the therapeutic arsenal of the management of cardiogenic shock. Indeed, the potent antithrombotic agents administered during acute coronary syndromes constitute potential bleeding risk factors. Transradial interventions are nowadays widely used in ...
Gili Miguel - - 2011
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Treatment of acute myocardial infarction has changed notably in recent years. The objective of this study was to analyze trends in in-hospital mortality during the period 2003-2009 and to examine how changes in comorbidity indices affected mortality prediction models for acute myocardial infarction using the minimum basic ...
Suh Jung-Won - - 2011
We aimed to investigate the long-term prognosis of patients with in-hospital major bleeding (IHMB). The effect of IHMB on the long-term prognosis of patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction is unknown. Primary PCI was performed in 3,345 (92.9%) of 3,602 patients in the HORIZONS-AMI ...
Enriquez Andres - - 2011
Eosinophilic myocarditis (EM) is a rare disease. The spectrum of clinical presentation is wide and it is often fatal if left untreated. We report a case of eosinophilic myocarditis manifesting as ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) with cardiogenic shock treated successfully with steroids. This diagnosis should always be considered in patients ...
Dey Mahua - - 2011
Hemorrhagic stroke accounts for only 10% to 15% of all strokes; however, it is associated with devastating outcomes. Extension of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) into the ventricles or intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) has been consistently demonstrated as an independent predictor of poor outcome. In most circumstances the increased intracranial pressure and acute ...
Gordo-Vidal F - - 2011
Mechanical ventilation in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) implies an increase in alveolar and transpulmonary pressure, giving rise to major alterations in pulmonary circulation and causing right ventricular functional overload that can lead to ventricular failure and thus to acute cor pulmonale. The condition is echocardiographically characterized by dilatation of ...
Ferraro Simona - - 2011
Abstract Background: Third generation troponin assays should aid in the rule-out of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The study aim was to assess the capability of admission measurement of ultra-sensitive troponin I (TnI-Ultra) to exclude AMI from other myocardial injury. Methods: The first TnI-Ultra sample from 856 patients at presentation to ...
Sumerkan M C - - 2011
Context. Despite numerous publications showing rhythm disturbance and hypotension caused by mad-honey intoxication, none of the findings are associated with ischemic heart disease. Case details. A 48-year-old patient was admitted to emergency service with acute anterior wall myocardial infarction after ingestion of mad-honey. Stent was implanted to the 99% stenosis ...
Harmon Laura - - 2012
We report a case of a patient successfully treated with an Impella Recover LP 2.5 (ABIOMED, Danvers, MA) left ventricular assist device, in the setting of cardiogenic shock secondary to severe acute mitral regurgitation associated with an acute myocardial infarction.
Go Alan S AS Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente of Northern California, 2000 Broadway Street, Oakland, CA 94612-2304, USA. - - 2011
The aim of this study was to examine whether kidney dysfunction is associated with the type of clinical presentation of coronary heart disease (CHD). Reduced kidney function increases the risk for developing CHD, but it is not known whether it also influences the acuity of clinical presentation, which has important ...
Niklasch Denise Miller - - 2011
Arrhythmias to transient cardiac failure have been reported in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. The cardiac dysfunction can mimic an acute myocardial infarction, and in the presence of severe neurological compromise, careful observation is needed to differentiate the etiology of cardiac failure. Accurate history, rapid assessment, and interpretation of diagnostics are essential ...
Oduncu Vecih - - 2011
We assessed in-hospital prognostic value of admission plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels in patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (p-PCI) for acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). In a retrospective design, we evaluated 992 patients (801 males, 191 females; mean age 56±12 years) treated with p-PCI for STEMI. The patients ...
Paul G K - - 2011
Tuberculosis is a major public health problem in Bangladesh. Though tuberculosis is common but acute myopericarditis can rarely be caused by tuberculosis infection. A case of disseminated tuberculosis presenting with features of acute coronary syndrome is presenting here. A 26 years old man was admitted for severe central chest pain ...
Mongeon François-Pierre - - 2011
Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has become the favored reperfusion strategy in acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Lower post-PCI myocardial perfusion grade, no-reflow and even drug-eluting stent thrombosis have been related to the presence of intracoronary thrombus. Adjunctive thrombectomy refers to procedures and devices that remove thrombotic material from the ...
O'Connor Christopher M - - 2011
Phase 3 clinical trials in acute heart failure are conducted to allow safety and efficacy data to be collected for the evaluation of treatment strategies, including drugs, devices, diagnostics, or nonpharmacological interventions. There are several important features regarding the conduct of phase 3 clinical trials in acute heart failure. This ...
Buber Jonathan - - 2011
Polymorphous ventricular tachycardia (PVT) is a unique arrhythmia that may occur during or shortly after acute myocardial ischemia. It is believed that the occurrence of PVT at the time of ischemia is due to differences in the shortening time of the myocardial potentials in the different layers of the myocardium, ...
English Joey D - - 2011
: Stroke is one of the most feared complications of acute cardiac disease and cardiac procedures. Cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, and internal medicine physicians often request neurologic consultations for inpatients with active cardiac disease and for patients with planned cardiac procedures. : Neurologic consultations on cardiac inpatients are typically focused on ...
Morales Alberto - - 2011
INTRODUCTION Information on acute myocardial infarction incidence and mortality is essential for determining the efficacy of the health system's cardiovascular disease prevention activities; however, in Cuba, sufficient data related to acute myocardial infarction are lacking, particularly at the local level. OBJECTIVE Describe acute myocardial infarction incidence, mortality and case fatality ...
Rifai Luay - - 2011
Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a rare disorder in which heart failure occurs during the last month of pregnancy or within 5 months of delivery, in the absence of any other etiology or prior heart disease. We present the case of a 42-year-old woman with peripartum cardiomyopathy. She was admitted with an ...
Kim Jung Hyun - - 2011
Coronary artery anomalies are diagnosed in 0.6 to 1.5% of patients who undergo coronary angiography (CAG). They may present with life threatening conditions but are generally asymptomatic. Recognition and adequate visualization of the anomaly is essential for correct management of the condition. However, in some cases the exact orifice and ...
Senthilkumaran Subramanian - - 2011
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) following a centipede bite has been very rarely reported. Here, we describe a 22 year-old man who had ST-segment elevation AMI after a centipede bite. He presented with typical chest pain, electro and echocardiographic abnormalities, and elevated cardiac enzymes with normal coronary angiography. The probable mechanisms ...
Ali Waleed Muhsin - - 2011
Dipping smokeless tobacco (ST) is used worldwide. We report a case of acute myocardial infarction in a young patient, who consumed smokeless tobacco (Sweka) for over one year. ST may be as harmful as smoking and carries adverse cardiac complications. A prompt call for restriction and prohibition is advised and ...
Checchia Paul A - - 2011
The treatment of cardiovascular failure in the perioperative period with the use of mechanical circulatory support is a well-recognized, well-developed, and commonly utilized treatment modality. Regardless of the exact circumstances of initiation, the use of a support device is a "bridge." Where there has been an acute myocardial insult, short-term ...
McDonagh Theresa A - - 2011
This European consensus document aims to identify the main reasons for the apparent lack of progress in the introduction of new medicines for acute heart failure. Relevant issues include not only the heterogeneity of the patient group but also the pharmacology of the medicines themselves and the design of the ...
Courand Pierre-Yves - - 2011
Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) is a multisystem disorder characterised by asthma, prominent peripheral blood eosinophilia, and vasculitis signs. We report the case of a 22 year-old man admitted to the intensive care unit for acute myocarditis complicated with cardiogenic shock. Eosinophilia, history of asthma, lung infiltrates, paranasal sinusitis, glomerulonephritis, and abdominal ...
Syed Zeeshan - - 2011
The existing tools for estimating the risk of death in patients after they experience acute coronary syndrome are commonly based on echocardiography and clinical risk scores (for example, the TIMI risk score). These identify a small group of high-risk patients who account for only a minority of the deaths that ...
Korabathina Ravi - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the setting of acute inferior wall myocardial infarction (IWMI), and early detection may improve clinical outcomes. We defined a novel hemodynamic index, the pulmonary artery pulsatility index (PAPi), and explored whether the PAPi correlates with severe ...
Copeland Kevin A - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: Determine the long term outcomes for patients receiving PTFE covered stents as definitive therapy, in our institution, for the management of acute coronary perforation. BACKGROUND: Coronary perforation as a complication of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Management options included observation only, or a ...
Labos Christopher - - 2011
Patients prescribed antiplatelet treatment to prevent recurrent acute myocardial infarction are often also given a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) to treat coexisting depression. Use of either treatment may increase the risk of bleeding. We assessed the risk of bleeding among patients taking both medications following acute myocardial infarction. We ...
Salisbury Adam C AC Saint Luke's Mid America Heart and Vascular Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. - - 2012
Omega-3 fatty acids have multiple cardiovascular benefits but may also inhibit platelet aggregation and increase bleeding risk. If this platelet inhibition is clinically meaningful, patients with the highest omega-3 indexes (red blood cell eicosapentaenoic acid plus docosahexaenoic acid), which reflect long-term omega-3 fatty acid intake, should be at the risk ...
Bolognese Leonardo - - 2011
Conflicting data have been reported on the effects of low-osmolar and iso-osmolar contrast media on contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI). In particular, no clinical trial has yet focused on the effect of contemporary contrast media on CI-AKI, epicardial flow, and microcirculatory function in patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction ...
Shah Binita - - 2011
Hyperglycemia is common in nondiabetic patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Elevated blood glucose level may reflect a response to stress, an underlying abnormal glucometabolic state or both. Regardless of mechanism, hyperglycemia complicating AMI is associated with an inflammatory and prothrombotic state, depressed myocardial contractility and increased short- and long-term ...
Canpolat U - - 2011
Although rarely reported, acute instent thrombosis can be life threatening, especially in cases where there are no ST segment changes. For this reason, careful history taking, follow-up, and prompt coronary angiography may be lifesaving. Herein, a case of acute stent thrombosis with no ST segment changes on electrocardiogram that was ...
Papanikolaou John - - 2011
OBJECTIVES:: To investigate aortic functional alterations in the acute phase of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and to evaluate the relationship between potential cardiovascular alterations and delayed cerebral infarctions or poor Glasgow Outcome Scale score at discharge from critical care unit. DESIGN:: Prospective observational study. SETTING:: Critical Care Departments of two tertiary ...
López-de-Sá Esteban - - 2011
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Although of proven effectiveness, there are no data available on the patterns of aldosterone antagonists use in the setting of acute myocardial infarction. METHODS: The REICIAM registry is a prospective study designed to provide data regarding the incidence and management of heart failure after acute myocardial infarction. ...
Sakamoto Yuki - - 2011
Background: Hemorrhagic transformation (HT) is a well-known consequence of acute ischemic stroke, but little is known about HT in cerebellar infarction. Methods: Patients with acute cerebellar infarction within 48 h of onset were retrospectively recruited. MRI, including diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and T(2)*-gradient echo imaging (T(2)*), was performed twice (upon admission ...
Brunetti Natale D - - 2011
We report the case of a 52-year-old man with acute myocardial infarction and diagnosis of severe aortic coarctation in concomitance with coronary angiography. Coronary angioplasty on the left anterior descending coronary artery was performed with the femoral approach. Aortic coarctation was confirmed at three-dimensional computed tomography.
Javaid Muhammad M - - 2011
Acute myocardial infarction is relatively uncommon in patients under the age of 40 years. Unlike the older patients where rupture of coronary artery atherosclerotic plaque is the main underlying pathology, the pathogenesis in younger patients can be varied and may require different diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. Hypercoagulable state associated with ...
Milionis Haralampos J - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We undertook this study to compare the impact of aspirin vs. clopidogrel treatment on 5-year survival of patients experiencing a first-ever acute ischemic noncardioembolic stroke. METHODS: This was a retrospective study involving patients with an acute ischemic stroke who had an indication for antiplatelet therapy (atherothrombotic, lacunar ...
Honkola Jussi - - 2011
AimsPsychotropic medication increases cardiac mortality, but the reasons for this association are not clear. We studied the role of psychotropic drugs as a triggering factor of sudden cardiac death (SCD) during an acute coronary event.Methods and resultsThe use of medication was compared between victims of SCD and survivors of an ...
Kobayashi Daiki - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The objectives of this study were to assess the effect of human atrial natriuretic peptide (hANP) treatment on physiological parameters and mortality in acute heart failure. METHODS: The MEDLINE (1966-2009), EMBASE (1980-2009), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (1991-2009), American College of Physicians Journal Club (1991), Ichushi (Japana Centra ...
Harkness James R - - 2011
Among patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes, recurrent ischemia and ventricular arrhythmias detected on continuous electrocardiographic monitoring remain common events that are associated with worse outcomes. The relative clinical significance of both events together is not well described. We determined the risk associated with ischemia (≥1 mm ST depression ...
Kusama Ikuyoshi - - 2011
The aim of this study was to assess the association between the spatial location of plaque rupture and remodeling pattern of culprit lesions in acute anterior myocardial infarction (MI). Positive remodeling suggests a potential surrogate marker of plaque vulnerability, whereas plaque rupture causes thrombus formation followed by coronary occlusion and ...
Tverskaya M S - - 2011
Pathomorphology of the peripheral compartments of the heart conduction system under conditions of increased left or right ventricular afterload is characterized by interstitial edema, hemorrhages, and reversible and irreversible focal lesions. The percentage of damaged conduction cardiomyocytes increases in the wall of hemodynamically overloaded ventricle and in the ventricular septum. ...
Al Aseri Zohair - - 2011
ST segment elevation of more than 1 mm from the baseline is an electrocardiographic presentation of acute myocardial injury. This phenomenon is not confined only to ischemic injury, and various other etiological factors have been described in relation to ST segment elevation. We report the case of a young man ...
Jeon G J - - 2011
Dilated cardiomyopathy has been associated with left ventricular (LV) thrombosis which leads to substantial morbidity and mortality as a site for systemic emboli. We report an interesting case of a stroke and acute limb ischemia secondary to a large mobile pedunculated LV thrombus in 40-year-old patient with dilated cardiomyopathy.
Sharma Ajay K - - 2011
Stress cardiomyopathy is now a well-recognized reversible cardiomyopathy, with a clinical presentation mimicking Acute Coronary syndrome in the absence of significant coronary artery disease. It is often encountered in postmenopausal females and is usually precipitated by acute emotional or physical stressors. In this review, we have attempted to summarize relevant ...
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