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Braulio Renato - - 2011
A serious complication such as dissection of the left main coronary artery, with significant reduction in coronary blood flow by the true light, requires quick action. Therefore, the immediate choice of stent with appropriate length and size to treat the complication is necessary.
Cassese Salvatore - - 2011
Coronary artery fistula (CAF) is a congenital condition characterized by a pathological communication between a coronary artery and a systemic vein or one of the cardiac chambers. Iatrogenic CAFs were reported to develop secondary to the rupture of coronary aneurysm. Instances of acquired CAF draining into the cardiac chambers have ...
Huang Henry D - - 2011
It is well accepted that early reperfusion is beneficial in patients with acute myocardial infarction presenting with ST elevation (STE). Earlier studies suggested lack of beneficial effects in patients presenting without STE and even with ST depression. Currently, time to reperfusion is considered to be a quality of care measure, ...
Bouwmeester Sjoerd - - 2011
The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between initial ST-segment deviation and final QRS complex changes related to the posterolateral left ventricular wall in patients with acute inferior myocardial infarction receiving reperfusion therapy. The secondary aim was to determine if this relationship is stronger for patients who ...
Aronson Doron - - 2011
Evaluation of: Jabre P, Jouven X, Adnet F, Thabut G, Bielinski SJ, Weston SA, Roger VL. Atrial fibrillation and death after myocardial infarction: a community study. Circulation 123, 2094-2100 (2011). Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common complication of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and has been associated with increased risk of ...
Toumanidis Savvas Th - - 2011
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) causes left ventricular (LV) remodeling, which forms the substrate for its early and late complications. The purpose of this study was to compare the acute effect of dobutamine or intra-aortic balloon pumping (IABP), alone or in combination, on LV function in the early phase of an ...
Jo Y Y - - 2011
Stress-induced cardiomyopathy is an acute cardiac syndrome mimicking ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and is characterised by transient left ventricular dysfunction in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease. Caesarean delivery is associated with intense emotional and physical stress, which may precipitate stress-induced cardiomyopathy mimicking acute myocardial infarction. We report a ...
Hussain Farrukh - - 2011
The concomitant existence of an acute ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and a truly undilatable lesion is not a common occurrence, although STEMI lesions can be calcified and sometimes difficult to fracture. The manufacturer lists the presence of a dissection as a contraindication to use for rotational atherectomy. There are ...
Rahman Mohammed Shamim - - 2011
Enoxaparin is used in the treatment of acute coronary syndromes and offers improved outcome in the composite endpoint of death, myocardial infarction and major bleeding when compared with unfractionated heparin (UFH). Our report describes a rare case of massive life-threatening subcutaneous chest wall haemorrhage, distant to the injection site. Clinicians ...
Kang Suk Yun - - 2011
Numerous neck muscles are involved in neck movements, and so isolated neck weakness is extremely uncommon in cerebral infarction. We report herein the case of a 65-year-old woman with hypertension and acute cortical infarction, presenting with ipsilateral head tilt and contralateral sensory changes in the neck and shoulder area, which ...
de Ruvo Ermenegildo - - 2011
We present the case of a patient with a heart failure episode induced by acute right ventricular pacing. After reversal of beta-blockers because of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation, the following sinus tachycardia caused a 2:1 atrioventricular block and consequent continuous right ventricular pacing. He was treated with the ...
Jung Eul Sik - - 2011
Hyponatremia is a relatively common electrolyte disorder. Although severe acute hyponatremia following coronary angiography is rare, potentially lethal neurologic manifestations may result. We describe a patient with severe, symptomatic hyponatremia, an unusual complication of coronary angiography. Lack of familiarity with contrast media-related hyponatremia caused a delay in diagnosis and therapy ...
Choi Woong Gil - - 2011
Stroke is a rare but serious complication of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Currently, glycoprotein (GP) IIb/IIIa inhibitor is used in clinical practice for acute coronary syndromes and percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs). The incidence of stroke in patients receiving GP IIb/IIIa inhibitor during PCIs is very low. We report the case ...
Gouveia Viviane de Araújo Vde A Centro Acadêmico de Vitória, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, PE, Brazil. - - 2011
This case series aimed to evaluate the behavior adopted by patients during the pre-hospital phase of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). A total of 115 AMI sufferers with ST-segment elevation were evaluated. The chi-square and Fisher's exact tests were applied. The individuals that did not associate the symptoms with cardiovascular disease ...
Marti Catherine - - 2011
Diuretics and vasodilators have been the cornerstone of heart failure (HF) therapy for decades. Although not shown to reduce mortality, diuretic and vasodilator therapy remain commonplace for treating acute decompensated HF, with diuretics being the mainstay of therapy for the removal of excess fluid in all patients with HF. This ...
Cheng Chi-Wen - - 2011
We report a case of essential thrombocythemia (ET) in a 30-year-old female who exhibited inferior wall ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction (AMI) without significant obstructive coronary artery disease. Right coronary vasospasm was observed after intra-coronary methylergonovine administration and she received verapamil 120 mg/dthereafter and hydroxyurea 1500 mg/d for thrombocythemia. After discontinuation ...
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Effect of Nesiritide in Patients with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Original Article, N Engl J Med 2011;365:32-43. The author listed as "W.H. Wilson" (page 32), should have been listed as "W.H.W. Tang." The article is correct at NEJM.org.
Gale Chris P - - 2011
In 2004 the British Cardiac Society redefined myocardial infarction by cardiac troponin I (cTnI) concentration: ≤0.06 μg/L (unstable angina), >0.06 to <0.5 μg/L (myocardial necrosis), and ≥0.5 μg/L (myocardial infarction). We investigated the effects of this classification on all-cause mortality in 1,285 patients from the Evaluation of the Methods and ...
Smith Marcus - - 2011
Triptans have been used for the acute treatment of migraine headaches for many years. Although their use can lead to coronary vasospasm, there are very few reports of triptans actually leading to myocardial infarction in patients with normal coronaries. We hereby present a 58-year-old man who presented to the emergency ...
De Caterina Alberto Ranieri - - 2011
The term "coronary instability" commonly refers to the sequence of events that lead from plaque erosion or rupture to the occurrence of acute coronary syndromes (ACS). However, evidence indicates that coronary microvascular dysfunction plays a relevant pathophysiologic and prognostic role in the setting of ACS, both in ST-segment elevation myocardial ...
Aggarwal Pooja - - 2011
Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute febrile illness of infants and young children that is characterized by a medium vessel vasculitis, most commonly involving the coronary arteries. Though subclinical myocarditis is rather common in KD, symptomatic congestive heart failure is extremely uncommon. The authors report a 9-y-old boy who developed ...
Stępień-Wojno Małgorzata - - 2011
We report the case of a 70-year-old woman with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction of the anterior wall, complicated by ventricular septal rupture (two septal defects - VSDs) with symptoms of cardiogenic shock. After 6 weeks of conservative treatment with inotropes and intra-aortic balloon support, the patient underwent surgical repair of ...
Yamasaki Hiro - - 2011
The advantages of triple-site ventricular pacing (Tri-V) compared to conventional biventricular site pacing (Bi-V) have been reported. We sought to identify the predictors of acute hemodynamic Tri-V responders. Acute hemodynamic studies were performed in 32 patients with advanced heart failure during Tri-V implantation. After the right ventricular (RV) and left ...
Călin C D - - 2011
We will present the case of a 52 year old patient, admitted to our Department for exertional angina, with 2 recent acute events--inferior myocardial infarction and stroke. The coronary angiography revealed patent coronary arteries, without atherosclerotic lesions. The transthoracic echocardiography established the presence of an interatrial septal aneurysm with interatrial ...
Sasaki Tomoyasu - - 2011
We report a pediatric case of successful cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) for acute relapsed deterioration of dilated cardiomyopathy with cardiac dyssynchrony due to a noncompacted left ventricle (LV). A 20-month-old female developed severe congestive heart failure, which was classified as New York Heart Association class IV. She failed to thrive ...
Sylvester Angela L - - 2011
Adderall XR is commonly prescribed for children and adolescents with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. We present a case of a 15-year-old male who suffered a myocardial infarction after starting Adderall XR. Patient was otherwise in good health with no previous cardiac abnormalities. Cardiac catheterization was normal, and etiology was presumed to ...
Horjeti Blendi - - 2011
A patient with anginal chest pain and electrocardiographic changes suggesting ischemia was referred to our hospital. Coronary angiography revealed no significant stenosis or ectasia but only slow flow in all 3 coronary arteries. After infusion of unfractionated heparin for 24 hours, negative T waves became less deep, and repeated coronary ...
Huang Shuning - - 2011
Current techniques to image cell death in the myocardium are largely nonspecific. We report the use of a novel DNA-binding gadolinium chelate (Gd-TO) to specifically detect the exposed DNA in acutely necrotic (ruptured) cells in vivo. In vivo MRI was performed in 20 mice with myocardial infarction (MI). The mice ...
Karasu-Minareci Edibe - - 2012
The increase in accidental organophosphate poisoning as well as the rise in the number of cases of suicide attempts with organophosphate compounds is due to primarily to the widespread use of these compounds in agriculture. Organophosphates are anti-acetycholinesterase agents and their toxicity affects many organs, including the pancreas, liver and ...
Kornowski Ran - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to compare a one-time primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of the culprit and nonculprit lesions with PCI of only the culprit lesion and staged nonculprit PCI at a later date in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and multivessel disease. In patients with ...
Chu Jianping - - 2011
Wandering spleen is rare and is associated with a high incidence of splenic torsion and infarction. Presenting symptoms range from an asymptomatic, incidentally palpated abdominal mass to an acutely ill patient. Because wandering spleen is uncommon in the pediatric population, a heightened awareness of the condition is required for accurate ...
Ghaffari Samad - - 2011
Background: Studies of thrombolysis in acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) have focused on differences in outcome between groups receiving various regimes. Expedited treatment may influence the efficacy of nonfibrin specific thrombolytic agents in restoring early patency of the infarct-related artery (IRA), which is a major determinant of survival after ST-elevation ...
Cavusoglu Erdal - - 2011
PURPOSE OR BACKGROUND: Interleukin (IL)-10 is an immunoregulatory cytokine that is produced by a variety of cell types, such as macrophages and activated monocytes. IL-10 possesses numerous anti-inflammatory, anti-thrombotic and anti-atherosclerotic properties. Furthermore, patients with acute coronary syndrome have been demonstrated to have reduced levels of IL-10 compared to their ...
Muller Olivier - - 2011
Aims: Transcriptome patterns associated with acute myocardial infarction at the site of coronary occlusion are largely unknown. The aim of this study was to decipher the angiogenic, atherosclerotic, and inflammatory mRNA profiles in whole blood samples collected at the site of coronary occlusion in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). ...
Nozari Younes - - 2011
Recent studies show that, Inflammation plays an important role in the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis and in the pathogenesis of acute cardiovascular events. There is a possible association between ventricular dysfunction following acute myocardial infarction and high Sensitivity C-reactive protein (HS-CRP) and uric acid. In this study we assessed ...
Kajbafzadeh B - - 2011
This paper presents and evaluates preferred patterns of vibrations and active breaking techniques for the Diastolic Timed Vibrator (DTV). DTV uses low frequency mechanical vibrations applied to the chest to help in clot dissolution in pre-hospitalization treatment of acute coronary ischemia. In this work, we argue that random and ramp ...
Haaf Philip - - 2011
Myocardial ischemia is a strong trigger of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) release. As ischemia precedes necrosis in acute myocardial infarction, we hypothesized that NT-proBNP might be useful in the early diagnosis and risk stratification of patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction. In a prospective multicenter study, NT-proBNP was measured ...
Gao H - - 2011
3D Quantitative measurement of left ventricle (LV) motion on patients with acute myocardial infarction has been recognized as essential for effective LV function diagnosis. This paper presents a method to quantify 3D LV motion obtained from conventional CINE MRI using image analysis based on mathematical modeling. Level set method is ...
Mathew Anu - - 2011
Massive envenomation by honey bees is capable of causing multiorgan dysfunction as a result of direct toxic effect of massive envenomation and secondary to systemic anaphylactic reactions. Acute myocardial ischemia due to bee envenomation is a rare event. We report the case of a 65 year old lady who presented ...
Panduranga Prashanth - - 2011
Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is the most common cause of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in Western countries. International guidelines for diagnosis and treatment have been developed based on randomised clinical trials. However, data from international registries report a lack of association between guideline recommendations and actual clinical practice. Similarly, the ...
Park Won Kyoun - - 2011
A 53-year-old man presenting with dyspnea and chest pain was diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction secondary to occlusion of the left circumflex coronary artery. Urgent revascularization by percutaneous stenting was successfully performed. However, the post-echocardiography revealed a ruptured papillary muscle that was causing severe mitral regurgitation and aggravation of congestive ...
Dahdouh Ziad - - 2011
Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC), also known as transient left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome or stress-induced cardiomyopathy, is a novel reversible cardiomyopathy mimicking acute myocardial infarction without epicardial coronary artery disease. The exact physiopathology of TTC remains unclear. It is usually precipitated by acute physical or emotional stress and it most commonly ...
Zhang Yan - - 2011
Reperfusion is the key strategy in acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) care, and it is time-dependent. Shortening the time from symptom to reperfusion and choosing the optimal reperfusion strategy for STEMI patients are great challenges in practice. We need to improve upon the problems of low reperfusion rate, non-standardized ...
Sherrid Mark V - - 2011
A 70-year-old male with known hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and latent obstruction presented with new onset of cardiogenic shock. He had a new resting left ventricular (LV) outflow gradient of 90 mmHg, and new severe LV systolic dysfunction. Because of rapid deterioration despite medical management he was urgently sent for surgical ...
Kandiah Nagaendran - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The incidence of post stroke cognitive impairment (PSCI) and predictive factors for PSCI among patients with acute lacunar infarcts is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To study the impact of acute lacunar infarcts and chronic white matter disease in the development of PSCI. METHODS: Prospective cohort study of stroke patients attending a ...
Barbieri Andrea - - 2011
With the diffusion of implantable ventricular assist pumps in heart failure patients refractory to treatments or ineligible to transplantation, acute aortic valve and device thrombosis is an unusual but potentially increasing complication. We report a novel application of angiojet rheolytic thrombectomy for acute and massive thrombosis of the native aortic ...
Jacquier Alexis - - 2011
OBJECTIVES:: To compare the kinetics of gadolinium in myocarditis and myocardial infarction and to establish the best interval between contrast injection and late gadolinium-enhanced (LGE) image acquisition for the diagnosis of acute myocarditis. METHODS:: Seventeen patients with acute myocarditis and 12 with acute myocardial infarction underwent Look-Locker sequences before and ...
Karabag Turgut - - 2011
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare cause of myocardial ischemia. Multivessel SCAD is much rarer than single vessel involvement and acute coronary syndrome remains the most common clinical presentation of a patient with SCAD. It predominantly occurs in association with atherosclerosis or in the absence of atherosclerosis. We ...
Edwards Meredith - - 2011
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Although lay people often assume that severe pain is more commonly associated with worse outcomes, the relationship between pain severity and outcome for patients presenting with potential acute coronary syndrome has not been well described. We hypothesize that pain severity will not be associated with acute myocardial infarction ...
Johnson Nils P - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The initial electrocardiogram (ECG) in Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) can mimic an acute, anterior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Given the profound and immediate treatment differences between TC and STEMI, it would be clinically valuable to distinguish them using ECG criteria. METHODS: Presenting ECGs for proven cases of TC and ...
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