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Altunkaya Sabri - - 2012
In this article, the spectral features of first heart sounds (S1) and second heart sounds (S2), which comprise the mechanical heart valve sounds obtained after aortic valve replacement (AVR) and mitral valve replacement (MVR), are compared to find out the effect of mechanical heart valve replacement and recording area on ...
Jin En Ze - - 2012
Announcement of RetractionThe editorial office of International Heart Journal has recently determined that the clinical study written by En Ze Jin, Long Hao Yu, and Xue Qi Li, published in the January 2012 issue of International Heart Journal (Int Heart J 2012; 53: 1-4), was subsequently found to have not ...
Patel H - - 2012
There is no 'gold standard' non-invasive test to diagnose myocarditis. It is a clinico-histopathological diagnosis.1 Clinical manifestations include: heart failure, chest pain (from either pericarditis or angina from coronary artery spasm/inf lammation), sudden cardiac death and arrhythmias (sinus tachycardia, ectopics, ventricular tachycardia, heart blocks). Examination may reveal raised JVP, pulmonary ...
Nauta Foeke Jacob Harmen - - 2012
Traumatic hemopericardium remains a rare entity; it does however commonly cause cardiac tamponade which remains a major cause of death in traumatic blunt cardiac injury. We present a case of blunt chest trauma complicated by cardiac tamponade causing cardiac chamber equalization revealed by reflux of contrast. A 29-year-old unidentified male ...
Alexi-Meskishvili Vladimir - - 2011
The beginnings of cardiac surgery go back to the 19th century. This article describes the history of the first attempts to operate on the heart. In 1882, Dr Block from Danzig, and in 1895, Simplicio Del Vecchio, published reports of animal experiments showing that the suturing of heart wounds is ...
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The following articles are being highlighted as part of Circulation's Topic Review series. This series will summarize the most important manuscripts, as selected by the editors, published in Circulation and the Circulation subspecialty journals. The studies included in this article represent the most read manuscripts published on the topic of ...
Wheeler Richard - - 2011
Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia in clinical practice and is associated with significant mortality and morbidity due to stroke. Echocardiography plays a critical role in defining the clinical context of the arrhythmia and guiding management. Transoesophageal echocardiography is used to exclude intracardiac thrombus to facilitate early cardioversion. Emerging ...
Steinhauser Matthew L - - 2011
The death of cardiac myocytes diminishes the heart's pump function and is a major cause of heart failure, one of the dominant causes of death worldwide. Other than transplantation, there are no therapies that directly address the loss of cardiac myocytes, which explains the current excitement in cardiac regeneration. The ...
Miedema Michael D - - 2011
Background-Regional ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction systems are being developed to improve timely access to primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). System delays may diminish the mortality benefit achieved with primary PCI in ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction patients, but the specific reasons for and clinical impact of delays in patients transferred for PCI are ...
Chia Pow-Li - - 2011
We present a case of ventricular tachycardia with clinical features suggestive of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. However, endomyocardial biopsy revealed non-caseating granulomas diagnostic of cardiac sarcoidosis.
Satsu Takuma - - 2011
Acquired coarctation due to coral reefs is a rare and unique entity characterized by extensively calcified thrombus of the entire aorta. There are few reports of coral reef aorta resulting in severely congestive heart failure in the literature. We describe a 60-year-old female with acute heart failure. Computed tomography (CT)-scan ...
Yamazaki Masatoshi M Department of Cardiovascular Research, Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Nagoya University, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, - - 2012
Moderate global cooling of myocardial tissue was shown to destabilize 2-dimensional (2-D) reentry and facilitate its termination. This study sought to test the hypothesis that regional cooling destabilizes rotors and facilitates termination of spontaneous and DC shock-induced subepicardial reentry in isolated, endocardially ablated rabbit hearts. Fluorescent action potential signals were ...
Parikh Milind G - - 2011
We report the case of a patient with symptomatic heart failure referred after an unsuccessful attempt at cardiac resynchronization therapy. An occlusive Thebesian valve prevented entry into the coronary sinus ostium. Careful analysis of the patient's cardiovascular physiology and anatomy revealed the "fortuitous" presence of a persistent left superior vena ...
Kramer Frank - - 2011
This review summarizes recent findings on novel biochemical plasma biomarkers in terminal heart failure patients, which might predict an advanced mortality risk or even recovery. Moreover, we discussed the regulation of these heart failure-related biomarkers under mechanical circulatory support.
Kang Min-Ho - - 2011
A 28-year-old male with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis presented with left ventricular dysfunction and cardiac arrest. Percutaneous cardiopulmonary support (PCPS) was initiated, but left heart distension developed with associated aggravation of pulmonary edema. Percutaneous transseptal left atrial sheath (28-Fr) drainage was incorporated into the PCPS venous circuit under fluoroscopic guidance to enable ...
Abouezzeddine Omar F OF Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, - - 2011
Summarizing current guidelines and advanced heart failure (AHF) clinical trials/registries, this review focuses on the current definition of AHF and emphasizes the secular trends in this definition over the last two decades. Further, clinical, imaging, hemodynamic, functional capacity and biomarker parameters that may aid clinicians to better recognize patients with ...
Taniguchi Hiroshi - - 2011
Ventricular arrhythmias are common in the setting of nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDCM). However, the characterization of the substrate and mechanism of epicardial ventricular tachycardia (VT) associated with NIDCM is limited, and to the best of our knowledge VT due to myocardial reentry within the right ventricular (RV) epicardium associated with ...
Zhao Mingming - - 2011
In isolated myocytes, hypertrophy induced by norepinephrine is mediated via α(1)-adrenergic receptors (ARs) and not β-ARs. However, mice with deletions of both major cardiac α(1)-ARs still develop hypertrophy in response to pressure overload. Our purpose was to better define the role of β-AR subtypes in regulating cardiac hypertrophy in vivo, ...
Mandl Adel - - 2011
Background- Puma (p53-upregulated modulator of apoptosis) is a proapoptotic Bcl-2 family protein that serves as a general sensor in response to pathological apoptotic stimuli. In previous work, we demonstrated that puma ablation protects the heart from reperfusion injury in a Langendorff setting. Consistent with this, downregulation of Puma in isolated ...
Seitz Julien - - 2011
Background:  Studies have shown that the presence of left atrial (LA) fibrosis can be assessed by LA delayed-enhancement cardiac magnetic resonance (LA DE-CMR) and may be predictive of outcome after ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF). We sought to test the hypothesis that the amount of LA fibrosis evaluated by DE-CMR ...
Korabathina Ravikiran - - 2011
Cardiac rupture is a fatal complication of transmural myocardial infarction that is associated with high mortality. We describe the successful management of a case of subacute cardiac rupture and cardiogenic shock supported by a percutaneous left ventricular assist device (LVAD) as a bridge to surgery.
Kellar Robert S - - 2011
The current study's purpose was to evaluate the safety and biological effect of a scaffold-based, three-dimensional, human dermal fibroblast culture (3DFC, also known as AngineraTM) to treat chronically ischemic canine hearts. It was hypothesized that treatment with 3DFC would be safe and significantly improve ventricular performance and wall motion. In ...
Kirubakaran Senthil - - 2011
A 64-year-old man with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy and a biventricular defibrillator presented with recurrent ventricular fibrillation (VF) and defibrillator shocks. Evaluation of the intracardiac electrograms from his defibrillator demonstrated the consistent initiation of VF by unifocal premature ventricular complexes (PVCs). Noncontact mapping demonstrated the origin of the PVC to be ...
Cannon Louis A - - 2011
Aims: Small reference vessel diameter predicts adverse outcomes following coronary stenting. TAXUS Express and TAXUS Liberté paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES) reduce restenosis compared to bare metal stents (BMS) in small diameter vessels. TAXUS Element is a novel thin-strut, platinum chromium stent designed to enhance visibility, conformability, and drug delivery in small ...
Mahmoudi Michael - - 2011
Compared with medical therapy, percutaneous coronary intervention has been shown to reduce the rates of death and recurrent ischemia in patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). In the current interventional era, both drug-eluting stents (DES) and bare-metal stents (BMS) have been widely used, despite the fact that the use ...
Rollini F - - 2011
One quarter of patients with STEMI submitted to primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) need repeated target vessel revascularization (TVR) because of stent restenosis or thrombosis. Introduction of DES has effectively reduced the incidence of these complications but the safety of this type of stent in the setting of AMI is ...
Lee Chang Young - - 2011
Cardiovascular complications are major causes of morbidity and mortality following non-cardiac thoracic operations. Recent studies have demonstrated that elevation of N-Terminal Pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels can predict cardiac complications following non-cardiac major surgery as well as cardiac surgery. However, there is little information on the correlation between lung resection ...
Lee Shuo-Tsan ST Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, California 90048, - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to test the safety and efficacy of direct injection of cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) and their 3-dimensional precursors, cardiospheres, for cellular cardiomyoplasty in a mini-pig model of heart failure after myocardial infarction. Intracoronary administration of CDCs has been demonstrated to reduce infarct size and improve ...
Ravensbergen Niels J C - - 2011
In the perioperative setting, there is still a high incidence of adverse cardiac events due to sudden coronary plaque rupture or oxygen supply-demand imbalance. β-Blockers play an important role in preventing these cardiac events. Discussion, however, remains on the side effects accompanying this therapy. The evidence for perioperative use of ...
Tsuboi Koutatsu - - 2011
It is stated that cardiac MRI imaging can provide accurate estimation of left ventricular (LV) volumes and ejection fraction (EF). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of gated myocardial perfusion SPECT for assessment of LV end-diastolic volume (EDV), end-systolic volume (ESV) and EF, using cardiac MRI ...
Rodius Sophie - - 2011
The CC-chemokine receptor 5 (CCR5) is regulating inflammatory pathways and may thus be implicated in the development and progression of heart failure (HF). A 32 base pair deletion of the ccr5 gene, called CCR5delta32, prevents the expression of CCR5 at the cell surface. We analyzed the association between the CCR5delta32 ...
Chinushi Masaomi - - 2011
Premature ventricular complexes (PVC) falling after the end of the T wave triggered ventricular fibrillation (VF) at night and monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (MVT) during daytime, in a recipient of implantable cardioverter defibrillator with Brugada syndrome. Treatment with bepridil (1) decreased the height of ST segment elevation in leads V1-V3, (2) ...
Vlaar Pieter J - - 2011
Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a widely practised therapeutic procedure to treat ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, a significant proportion of patients undergoing primary PCI suffers from adverse events, such as incomplete myocardial reperfusion. It is currently unknown to which degree these adverse events are operator related. We investigated ...
Barash David M - - 2011
Chest compression interruptions are detrimental during the resuscitation of cardiac arrest patients, especially immediately prior to shock delivery. To evaluate the effect of use of a new defibrillator technology, which filters compression-induced artifact and provides reliable rhythm analysis with automatic defibrillator charging during chest compressions, on preshock chest compression interruption. ...
Guglin Maya - - 2011
The natural course of heart failure with decreased and preserved systolic function is almost identical. The current concept of heart failure where decreased cardiac output plays the major role does not explain this similarity. We suggest a revised concept of heart failure where congestion plays the leading role. While congestion ...
Tanawuttiwat Tanyanan - - 2011
Libman-Sacks endocarditis is a well-known and rather common cardiac manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus. Transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography are the definitive imaging methods used to evaluate cardiac valvular involvement in this disease. Valvular masses (vegetations) and valvular thickening are 2 common morphologic echocardiographic patterns. Libman-Sacks lesions are typically characterized by ...
Bolte Craig C Division of Pulmonary Biology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Research Foundation, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America. - - 2011
Forkhead Box M1 (Foxm1) is a transcription factor essential for organ morphogenesis and development of various cancers. Although complete deletion of Foxm1 in Foxm1(-/-) mice caused embryonic lethality due to severe abnormalities in multiple organ systems, requirements for Foxm1 in cardiomyocytes remain to be determined. This study was designed to ...
Zhang Feng - - 2011
the everolimus-eluting stent (EES) is a second-generation drug-eluting stent (DES) which is designed to provide better stent deliverability, deployment, safety, and efficacy. We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the relative safety and efficacy of the EES compared with the paclitaxel-eluting stent (PES). the published literature was scanned by formal searches ...
Yu Savio K H - - 2011
Although β blockers have been found to decrease perioperative myocardial infarction (MI), β-blocker-mediated hypotension is associated with postoperative stroke and mortality. In this systematic review we assessed the safety and efficacy of the β1-specific, adrenergic receptor antagonist esmolol in noncardiac surgery. Safety was assessed by analyzing the incidence of postoperative ...
Mauri Laura - - 2010
Dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and thienopyridines (clopidogrel or prasugrel) is required after placement of coronary stents to prevent thrombotic complications. Although current clinical practice guidelines recommend 12-month treatment after drug-eluting stent placement, even longer durations may prevent thrombotic events. The Dual Antiplatelet Therapy (DAPT) Study is comparing the benefits ...
Chun K R J - - 2010
Catheter ablation has been established as a potentially curative treatment modality for various arrhythmias. Over the past years, catheter ablation has progressed from focal ablation to complex ablations within a three-dimensional anatomy for the treatment of ventricular tachycardia or atrial fibrillation. Complex ablation relies on reproducible catheter navigation in conjunction ...
Patel Harsh C - - 2010
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) is a genetic disorder that is characterized by ventricular arrhythmias and structural abnormalities of the right ventricle. Due to significant heterogeneity in its manifestation, the diagnosis of ARVD is challenging and requires a multifaceted approach to patient evaluation. It is important to not rush and ...
van Gelder Berry M - - 2011
A dual-coil ICD lead and an atrioverter coiled lead implanted in the right ventricle and coronary sinus, respectively, were successfully removed with different techniques. For the ICD lead, we used a 16F laser sheath from the subclavian and for the atrioverter lead a Needle's Eye from the femoral approach.
Stempniewicz Peter P Whiting School of Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, - - 2011
Local injury current (LIC) seen after induced ventricular fibrillation rescue implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) shock predicts heart failure progression. We sought to determine the frequency of LIC after spontaneous events in patients receiving ICD therapies. Near-field (NF) right ventricular (RV) EGM during 10 seconds after delivered ICD therapy was compared with ...
Salhiyyah Kareem - - 2010
Prior to the introduction of cardioplegia, beating heart continuous coronary perfusion (BHCCP) was the only available method of myocardial protection. Currently, cardiac surgery on cardiopulmonary bypass with cardioplegic arrest is the gold standard strategy. Cardioplegic arrest provides an easier and safer way to operate on a still heart. It enables ...
Sansanayudh Nakarin - - 2010
To assess the efficacy and safety of transradial approach compared with transfemoral approach for coronary angiography and ad hoc angioplasty in Phramongkutklao hospital at the time of initiation of transradial program. Prospective data collection of consecutive patients who underwent coronary angiography with ad hoc angioplasty during October 2004 to January ...
Masdrakis Vasilios G - - 2011
Both electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and paliperidone (PLP) can induce, though infrequently, severe cardiac side-effects. Thus far, no studies are available on the cardiac safety of their co-administration. We report on the cardiac safety of the ECT-PLP combination in nine female inpatients who underwent this treatment modality. In a total of ...
Mishra Allan - - 2011
Cell therapy is an exciting area of investigation for repair of injured myocardial tissue. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous fractionation of whole blood containing high concentrations of growth factors including vascular endothelial growth factor and insulin-like growth factor, among many others. PRP has been shown to safely and effectively ...
Ngai K Y - - 2010
Sudden deaths of children and adolescents during competitive sports are usually due to congenital heart diseases. Ventricular fibrillation, however, may also occur in individuals with no underlying cardiac disease who have sustained a low-impact chest wall blow. This phenomenon is described as commotio cordis, and the overall survival rate is ...
Leitgeb N - - 2010
There is still an ongoing debate whether or not electronic stun devices (ESDs) induce cardiac fibrillation. To assess the ventricular fibrillation risk of law enforcing electronic control devices, quantitative estimates of cardiac electric current densities induced by delivered electric pulses are essential. Numerical simulations were performed with the finite integration ...
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