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Jolic Ur E Marc - - 2013
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: A growing population of patients lives with severe coronary artery disease not amenable to coronary revascularization and with refractory angina despite optimal medical therapy. Percutaneous reduction of the coronary sinus is an emerging treatment for myocardial ischemia that increases coronary sinus pressure to promote a transcollateral redistribution of ...
Song Sang Hee - - 2013
Anomalous origin of a coronary artery is rare and does not generally lead to myocardial infarction and paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT). We report an uncommon case of anomalous origin of the right coronary artery (RCA) originating from the left sinus of Valsalva with PSVT and myocardial ischemia. A 58-year-old man ...
Dadu Razvan T - - 2013
The ventriculophasic response (VR) refers to shortening of sinus cycle length during heart block when a QRS complex is interposed between 2 P waves. Our purpose was to analyze its relationship to respiratory sinus arrhythmia (SA) and to compare VR in relation to paced versus intrinsic QRS complexes. Patients with ...
Sanchez Mejia Aura - - 2013
We report a rare case of a 5-year-old child who presented with chronic hypoxemia and a normal cardiac examination, and was found to have a persistent left superior vena cava draining directly into the left atrium. The coronary sinus was absent. This case introduces a contradiction to the generally accepted ...
Karabay Can Yücel - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate left atrial deformations using speckle tracking echocardiography for predicting left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombus in patients with suspected cardioembolic stroke who were in normal sinus rhythm. A total of 153 ischemic stroke patients (89 males, 64 females) in sinus rhythm who were ...
Egan Kelly R - - 2013
An asymptomatic 5-year-old girl presented with bradycardia during a routine well-child visit. Further evaluation revealed profound sinus bradycardia, exercise-induced bidirectional ventricular tachycardia, and supraventricular tachycardia. An echocardiogram showed heavy trabeculations in the left ventricular myocardium. This patient's presentation suggested catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia and left ventricular noncompaction. Genetic testing revealed ...
Gilewski Wojciech - - 2013
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the commonest complex cardiac arrhythmia, affecting approximately 2% of the general population. To describe cardiovascular changes in tissue Doppler echocardiography (TDE) and impedance cardiography (ICG) in AF patients subjected to cardioversion. Forty-one patients (22 males and 19 females) with acute or persistent AF were examined by ...
Eickholt Christian - - 2013
Cardiorespiratory autonomic control is in tight interaction with an intracardiac neural network modulating sinus node function. To gain novel mechanistical insights and to investigate possible novel targets concerning the treatment of inadequate sinus tachycardia, we aimed to characterize functionally and topographically the right atrial neural network modulating sinus node function. ...
Goswami Saileswar - - 2013
A young male patient was shot from a revolver on his left temple from a close range, but surprisingly he survived. On imaging, a complete bullet was found occupying his left maxillary sinus and infratemporal fossa. The bullet, after hitting and breaking the neck of the mandible on the left ...
Targoński Ryszard - - 2013
Factors associated with the development of atrial fibrillation (AF) in general population have been described, but it is still unknown whether the same risk factors apply to heart failure (HF) patients. The aim of this study was to identify clinical factors related to various forms of AF in HF patients. ...
Justaniah Almamoon A Department of Radiology, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Burlington, Massachusetts, - - 2013
Coronary sinus anomalies are rare. They can be associated with other vascular anomalies such as persistent left superior vena cava or can occur in isolation. We present a rare case of an isolated coronary sinus communication to the left atrium. This anomaly may be clinically relevant in the setting of ...
Xie Ming-Xing - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To explore the value of transthoracic and right heart contrast echocardiography in the diagnosis of coronary sinus septal defect (CSSD), also known as unroofed coronary sinus. METHODS: The echocardiographic characteristics of 20 patients with CSSD who underwent surgery in our hospital between October 1999 and June 2012 were reviewed ...
El-Eshmawi Ahmed - - 2012
Unroofed coronary sinus (UCS) is a rare cardiac anomaly that results in communication between the coronary sinus and the left atrium. We described an unusual presentation of UCS in a 48-year-old female that was not corrected during an initial secundum ASD repair 22 years ago.
Kim Ki-Hun - - 2012
Background: Prompt diagnosis and management of atrial tachyarrhythmias (ATAs) during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is still challenging. Methods and Results: In 88 patients undergoing catheter ablation of AF, 128 regular ATAs were induced or converted from AF. The coronary sinus activation time (CSAT) around the mitral annulus (MA) was measured ...
Hwang Ho Young - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Duration of anticoagulation therapy is one of the major concerns about management of new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) after myocardial revascularization. We evaluated whether right and left atrial contractility was restored early after electrical sinus conversion in patients who experienced new-onset AF after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. METHODS: From ...
Falcone Adam M - - 2012
A 79-year-old woman underwent transesophageal echocardiography to evaluate the severity of her mitral regurgitation prior to urgent bypass. Evaluation of the right-sided chambers was notable for a mass in the right atrial appendage (RAA). Surgical excision and pathologic examination proved this to be a thrombus. This is the first reported ...
Ge Bei - - 2012
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) has been used for the ablation of premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) or ventricular tachycardia (VT). To date, the mapping and catheter ablation of the arrhythmias originating from the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) has not been specified. This study investigates the electrocardiogram (ECG) feature ...
Nardi Paolo - - 2012
Background Left atrial ablation is a surgical standard technique for the treatment of persistent or chronic atrial fibrillation (p-AF and c-AF, respectively).Objective The aim of the study is to evaluate midterm results of left atrial ablation according to modified Maze procedure in patients affected by p-AF or c-AF and concomitant mitral or ...
Guo Hong-Wei - - 2012
Abstract  A coronary sinus approach using a Gore-Tex Patch was used to repair an intracardiac left ventricular pseudoaneurysm after a previous bioprosthetic mitral valve replacement. At follow-up six months after surgery, echocardiography and a computed tomographic scan revealed almost complete obliteration of the pseudoaneurysm cavity. (J Card Surg 2012;27:692-695).
Balázs Tibor - - 2012
Intraluminal Interaction of Tissue and Stented CS Lead. Introduction: The aim of our investigation was to examine the intraluminal interaction of the vascular tissue and the implanted coronary sinus lead stabilized with stent on two human hearts removed before transplantation. Methods and results: The coronary sinus lumen was sectioned under operational ...
Carbone Vincenzo - - 2013
A Holter recording obtained from a patient with atrial fibrillation showed ventricular extrasystoles often in bigeminal rhythm. Most extrasystoles were followed by a long return cycle, and only in a few instances the postextrasystolic interval was short. The latter phenomenon was interpreted as a manifestation of poor retrograde concealed penetration ...
Schwartz B G - - 2012
To describe the relation between emotional stress and cardiovascular events, and review the literature on the cardiovascular effects of emotional stress, in order to describe the relation, the underlying pathophysiology, and potential therapeutic implications. Targeted PUBMED searches were conducted to supplement the authors' existing database on this topic. Cardiovascular events ...
Altın Hakan - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to evaluate the cardiac functions of term small for gestational age (SGA) babies with mild growth retardation by echocardiography during the postnatal period. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty term SGA (2271±207g/38-41weeks (mean 39.5weeks)) and 30 term AGA (3298±338g/38-41weeks (mean 39weeks)) newborns as the control ...
Ong Ching Ching - - 2012
Left-ventricular apical hypoplasia is a rare entity. Although it has typical imaging features on cardiovascular magnetic resonance, recognizing this condition on echocardiography can be challenging. This report describes an asymptomatic pediatric patient who initially presented with a left-ventricular mass on echocardiography.
Ivanov Ivan - - 2012
Lenticulostriate vasculopathy (LSV) is a sonographic finding in infancy with obscure etiology and variable diagnostic and prognostic significance. Ischemic infarct in the territory of the lenticulostriate vessels after mild head trauma is a rare pathology. There are no publications on LSV followed by ischemic infarct. We present the case of ...
Patil Mandar Bhausaheb - - 2012
Left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) is a rare form of cardiomyopathy of emerging importance. We report a case of a 3- months- old boy who presented with congestive heart failure due to LVNC.
Paech Christian - - 2012
Postero-septal accessory pathways (AP) are a rare cause of intraventricular dyssynchrony and severe LV dysfunction in children. Beside the common treatment with radiofrequency ablation of septal substrates we present the case of a successful pharmacologic resynchronization in a 13/12 years old male toddler with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW) and severe LV ...
Thej M J - - 2012
Myocardial bridging is a congenital coronary anomaly with a variety of clinical manifestations. Traditionally, myocardial bridging has been considered a benign condition, but some cases of myocardial ischemia, infarction and sudden cardiac death due to myocardial bridging have been reported. Various studies have suggested that in their intramyocardial segments, these ...
Grool Anne M - - 2012
Objective:A relationship between depression and mortality has been well established, but underlying mechanisms remain unclear. We investigated the influence of cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD), characterized by white matter lesions (WMLs) and lacunar infarcts, on the relationship between mood mortality during 6 years follow-up.Methods:Mood problems were assessed with the mental ...
Karimov Jamshid H - - 2012
Functional mitral valve regurgitation (MR), a condition affecting millions of primarily elderly patients worldwide, is associated with poor clinical outcomes. Functional MR has traditionally been considered a disorder of regional or global left ventricular (LV) remodeling secondary to myocardial disease, in which anatomically normal leaflets fail to coapt adequately. The ...
Jambeih Rami A RA Department of Internal Medicine, KU School of Medicine, Wichita, KS, USA. - - 2012
Japanese yew is a widely used ornamental plant. However, most people are unaware that it is also a poisonous plant. It has potent cardiac toxicities that can lead to sudden cardiac death. A 37-year-old female patient presented to the emergency room with altered mental status and sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT). ...
Meris Alessandra - - 2012
Mitral regurgitation (MR) has been associated with adverse outcomes after myocardial infarction (MI). Without structural valve disease, functional MR has been related to left ventricular (LV) remodeling and geometric deformation of the mitral apparatus. The aims of this study were to elucidate the mechanistic components of MR after high-risk MI ...
Barold S Serge - - 2012
This report describes the de novo occurrence of pacemaker-mediated tachycardia (PMT) in a patient with a dual-chamber implantable cardioverter-defibrillator and stable retrograde ventriculoatrial conduction time. The same rate-adaptive post-ventricular atrial refractory period (PVARP) duration had previously prevented PMT. Oversensing of atrial false signals from a defective lead shortened the PVARP ...
Vivek G - - 2012
Techniques of implanting pacing leads in the right ventricle (RV) have evolved over time and involve the use of preshaped stylets. However, in the presence of venous abnormalities, it could be very challenging to do the same. We describe two cases with complex superior vena caval (SVC) anatomy which could ...
Hutchins Irene M - - 2012
Left ventricular noncompaction is a condition characterized by prominent ventricular trabeculations, often accompanied by systolic dysfunction. The present case involves an adult with a small ventricular septal defect, initially exhibiting mild systolic dysfunction and slightly prominent left ventricular trabeculations progressing over 13 years to severe dilated cardiomyopathy and overt noncompaction. ...
Shaikh Amir Y AY Department of Internal Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, - - 2012
Echocardiographic left atrial (LA) strain parameters have been associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) in prior studies. Our goal was to determine if strain measures [peak systolic longitudinal strain (LAS) and stiffness index (LASt)] changed after cardioversion (CV); and their relation to AF recurrence. 46 participants with persistent AF and 41 ...
Ko Young-Guk - - 2011
There is currently no established standard treatment for in-stent restenosis (ISR) after the implantation of a drug-eluting stent (DES). The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of DES versus balloon angioplasty (BA) for the treatment of DES ISR in a multicenter registry cohort. After matching propensity scores ...
Nakanishi Rine - - 2012
Myocardial bridging describes the clinical entity whereby a segment of coronary artery is either partially or completely covered by surrounding myocardium. It represents the most frequent congenital coronary anomaly and has an estimated prevalence of ≤13% on angiographic series. With the emergence of cardiac computed tomography and its ability to ...
Richards Arthur Mark AM Cardioendocrine Research Group, University of Otago, Department of Medicine, PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand. - - 2011
Although mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) antagonists are indicated in systolic heart failure, they are underprescribed in patients with appropriate indications for their prescription and often used in those in whom the evidence for probable benefit is scant. The rate of adverse events in practice has exceeded that foreshadowed by randomized controlled ...
Duncan Edward - - 2011
Robotic navigation systems aim to improve ablation catheter maneuverability, tissue contact, and stability. These attributes suggest that such systems could enhance outcomes in the ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT). To date, however, ablation has been confined to the atria. We present a case in which robotic catheter navigation alongside three-dimensional ...
Chaubey Sanjay - - 2011
Abstract  Accessory mitral valve (AMV) is an unusual congenital cardiac anomaly typically presenting with left ventricular outflow obstruction. We describe a patient with AVM presenting with transient ischemic attack. (J Card Surg ****;**:1-2).
Martinez Hugo R - - 2011
Coffin-Lowry syndrome (CLS) is an X-linked dominant condition characterized by moderate to severe mental retardation, characteristic facies, and hand and skeletal malformations. The syndrome is due to mutations in the gene that encodes the ribosomal protein S6 kinase-2, a growth factor-regulating protein kinase located on Xp22.2. Cardiac anomalies are known ...
Borges-Cancel William - - 2011
Left ventricular aneurysm (LVA) describes a region of ventricular wall that is thinner than the adjacent myocardial segments, balloons outward and exhibits either akinesis or dyskinesis. Congenital LVA is diagnosed by exclusion with a very low incidence, especially in adult patients with very few cases reported. Clinically, most congenital LVA ...
Guo Hangyuan H Department of Cardiology, Shaoxing People's Hospital, Shaoxing Hospital of zhejiang University, Shaoxing, - - 2011
A 65-year-old man was admitted as for one month of repetitive dizziness and one episode of syncope. Electrocardiogram showed sinus bradycardia and his Holter monitoring also showed sinus bradycardia with sinus arrest, sino-atrial block and a longest pause of 4.3 s. Then sick sinus syndrome and Adam-Stokes syndrome were diagnosed. ...
Lee A F - - 2011
Recurrent congestive heart failure (CHF) attributable to myocarditis is a seldom-discussed entity in the scientific literature. This report describes the case of an 8-year-old girl who had three clinically identical episodes of CHF, beginning at the age of 5 years, with each episode preceded by a viral prodrome. The clinical features ...
Rizzo Marta - - 2011
Purpose To evaluate the prevalence of structural cardiac lesions using echocardiography in apparently healthy boys referred for pre-participation screening (PPS). Subjects and methods 3100 male soccer players were evaluated by echocardiography in addition to the standard PPS. Results In 56 subjects (1.8%), a structural cardiac lesion with potential future complication ...
Merritt Chris - - 2011
Congestive heart failure in the newborn period is uncommon and is most commonly related to congenital structural heart disease. However, the differential diagnosis is broad and includes arrhythmias, congenital or acquired myopathies, sepsis, severe anemia, or other conditions leading to high-output cardiac failure. Here we report on a 4-day-old girl ...
Shenoy Chetan - - 2011
The investigators report similar phenotypes of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with left ventricular apical aneurysm and thrombus in 2 brothers aged 8 years apart. This report highlights the genetic predisposition for this unique, high-risk phenotype, the issue of prophylactic anticoagulation, and the importance of nonstandard echocardiographic imaging views in the assessment of ...
Negi Smita I - - 2011
Large blood transfusions are common in clinical practice. Though several complications have been described with this procedure, cardiac arrhythmias occur uncommonly in this setting. We describe a case of a previously healthy 17-year-old girl who developed wide-complex ventricular tachycardia rapidly culminating in a ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest several hours following ...
Proietti Riccardo - - 2011
The connection between cardiovascular disease and psychosocial risk factors has been the subject of an ever-growing body of literature over the last 50 years. Studies on the role of negative emotions, personality traits, chronic stress and social determinants have brought to light their possible role in triggering acute coronary syndromes, ...
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