Search Results
Results 251 - 300 of 2418
< 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 >
Zhang Xiuming - - 2013
The analytical performances of the NT-proBNP and BNP assays on the Cobas E601 and ADVIA Centaur were thoroughly evaluated. In addition, the values of BNP and NT-proBNP, which are heart failure markers, were compared in the diagnosis of HF patients with or without acute cerebral infarction since they could also ...
Yameogo N V - - 2013
Acute myocardial infarction is a rare complication of dobutamine stress echocardiography. We describe the case of a diabetic patient who presented with an anterior myocardial infarction complicated by an acute pulmonary oedema and cardiogenic collapse during dobutamine stress echocardiography, requiring five days' hospitalisation. Coronarography could not be performed because of ...
Leibovitz Eyal E Department of Internal Medicine A Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel. - - 2013
Chronic treatment with currently available oral hypoglyemic medications may result in a differential effect on the clinical presentation of diabetic patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We evaluated presentation characteristics and the risk for in-hospital complications and 30-day major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) among 445 patients with diabetes mellitus enrolled ...
Szadkowska Iwona I Department of Internal Diseases and Cardiological Rehabilitation, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland. - - 2013
Galectin-3, a biomarker associated with fibrosis and inflammation, has been implicated in development and progression of heart failure (HF) and predicts increased mortality and morbidity in this condition. HF frequently develops after myocardial infarction (MI), contributing to worse outcome. The aim of this study is to assess the association between ...
Browning Alyssa Camille AC Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, - - 2013
A 66-year-old man with a history of coronary artery disease, stage V chronic kidney disease, peripheral arterial disease and a dual-chamber pacemaker experienced persistent chest and shoulder discomfort following his daily hemodialysis treatment. Treatment with clopidogrel had been discontinued three days previously due to impending vascular surgery. Electrocardiography revealed a ...
Palmerini Tullio T Dipartimento Cardiovascolare, Policlinico S. Orsola, Bologna, - - 2013
Although ruptured atherosclerotic plaques have been extensively analyzed, the composition of thrombi causing arterial occlusion in patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction has been less thoroughly investigated. We sought to investigate whether coagulant active tissue factor can be retrieved in thrombi of patients with STEMI undergoing primary percutaneous coronary ...
Ghosh Dastidar A - - 2013
Patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome are commonly assessed by acute physicians on arrival in hospital. Although most will recognise the typical ECG features of ST elevation myocardial infarction, the significance of ST elevation in lead aVR may not always be appreciated. This case series describes 6 cases in which ...
Ahmed Mahmoud M Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, - - 2013
Patient: Male, 47 Final Diagnosis: Acute myocardial infarction Symptoms: Chest pain Medication: - Clinical Procedure: - Specialty: Cardiology. Unusual clinical course. Double myocardial infarction involving two culprit major vessels is a rarely reported presentation with high incidence of mortality. In this study, we report 47-year-old male patient who had an ...
Reddy S Ashwin SA Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Papworth Everard, Cambridge CB23 3RE, - - 2013
Haemophilia A is a rare genetic condition leading to coagulation factor VIII deficiency and thus predisposing to bleeding diathesis. Due to advances in treatment, life expectancy of haemophilia A sufferers is increasing, and the incidence and prevalence of coronary artery disease are rising. There have been many reported cases of ...
Gao Hao H University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8TA, - - 2013
T2-weighted cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is clinically-useful for imaging the ischemic area-at-risk and amount of salvageable myocardium in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI). However, to date, quantification of oedema is user-defined and potentially subjective. We describe a highly automatic framework for quantifying myocardial oedema from bright blood T2-weighted CMR ...
Siddiqi Nishat N Division of Applied Medicine, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, - - 2013
Whilst advances in reperfusion therapies have reduced early mortality from acute myocardial infarction, heart failure remains a common complication, and may develop very early or long after the acute event. Reperfusion itself leads to further tissue damage, a process described as ischaemia-reperfusion-injury (IRI), which contributes up to 50% of the ...
Warren-Gash Charlotte C Research Department of Infection & Population Health, Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, UCL, London, - - 2013
To investigate recent respiratory and influenza-like illnesses (ILIs) in acute myocardial infarction patients compared with patients hospitalised for acute non-vascular surgical conditions during the second wave of the 2009 influenza A H1N1 pandemic. Case-control study. Coronary care unit, acute cardiology and acute surgical admission wards in a major teaching hospital ...
Ertaș Faruk F Department of Cardiology, Medicine Faculty, Dicle University, Diyarbakır, - - 2013
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) will probably remain the most important cause of death over the next decades. Traditional risk factors of atherosclerosis could not exactly explain the development of acute coronary events such as AMI. Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome is a disorder characterized by the development of arterial and venous thrombosis. ...
Vincent Anne - - 2012
Recognition that inflammation may contribute to the pathogenesis of various cardiac diseases has naturally led to the evaluation of the therapeutic potential of a range of anti-inflammatory approaches. Unfortunately, results in most settings have been disappointing. The majority of novel approaches fail despite promising preclinical data, partly attributable to off-target ...
Zhong-Qun Zhan - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Possible similarities or differences in the ST- and PR-segment deviations in the electrocardiogram of takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) and acute pericarditis (AP) are not well defined. METHODS: We compared different parameters of the admission electrocardiogram in eight patients with TTC and eight patients with AP with ST-segment elevation in the ...
Li Jin - - 2012
In the setting of acute myocardial infarction and sinus rhythm, the heart rate (HR) has been demonstrated to correlate closely with mortality. In patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction and atrial fibrillation (AF) on admission, however, the prognostic relevance of the HR has not yet been systematically addressed. A post ...
Hausenloy Derek J - - 2012
Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. The major pathological consequences of IHD arise from the detrimental effects of acute ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) on the myocardium. Therefore, in order to improve clinical outcomes in patients with IHD, novel therapeutic strategies are required to protect ...
Vogel Britta - - 2012
BACKGROUND:Alterations in microRNA (miRNA) expression patterns in whole blood may be useful biomarkers of diverse cardiovascular disorders. We previously reported that miRNAs are significantly dysregulated in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and applied machine-learning techniques to define miRNA subsets with high diagnostic power for AMI diagnosis. However, the kinetics of the ...
Badr Salem - - 2012
This is a classic case of intramural hematoma causing acute myocardial infarction soon after successful stenting. This case illustrates the importance of intravascular ultrasound imaging to diagnose the underlying cause of coronary occlusion after successful stenting to guide the optimal treatment in such cases. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Goldstein James A - - 2012
Acute right ventricular infarction is associated with higher in-hospital morbidity and mortality related to life-threatening hemodynamic compromise and arrhythmias during acute occlusion and abruptly with reperfusion, complications which have implications for interventional management. Acute right coronary artery occlusion proximal to the right ventricular (RV) branches results in depressed RV systolic ...
Aggeli Constantina - - 2012
A 65 year old man was transferred to our cath lab for primary PCI about two hours after the onset of pain in the context of acute, anterior myocardial infarction. Thrombus aspiration of the proximal LAD and balloon angioplasty with a DES implantation were performed. After a few days, although ...
Showkathali Refai R Department of Cardiology, The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre Essex - - 2012
An 82-year-old gentleman with situs inversus and dextrocardia was admitted to our unit following thrombolysis for inferior ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Due to ongoing ischemic symptoms, he underwent emergency transradial coronary angiography. His culprit right coronary artery (RCA) was heavily calcified with severe stenosis in the mid and distal segments. ...
Edmondson Donald D Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, - - 2013
Considerable excitement and interest have arisen recently concerning the role that acute emotional triggers may play in precipitating a myocardial infarction (MI). Observational studies have found repeatedly that patients report excessive anger, anxiety, sadness, grief, or acute stress immediately prior to onset of MI, and recent meta-analyses summarizing these findings ...
Kim Edward - - 2013
Diffuse ST-segment depression in the inferior + anterolateral leads with ST-segment elevation in lead aVR has been described as characteristic of diffuse circumferential subendocardial ischemia caused by acute subtotal occlusion of the left main coronary artery. Here we describe two patients admitted for acute neurological disorders who developed transient diffuse ...
Kylmälä Minna M - - 2013
In acute ischemic left ventricular (LV) dysfunction, distinguishing viable myocardium is clinically important. Body surface potential mapping (Electrocardiography [ECG] with 123 leads), was recorded in 62 patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). ECG variables were computed from de- and repolarization phases. LV segmental wall motion was assessed by echocardiography acutely ...
Bacaksiz Ahmet - - 2012
Background: Cigarette smoking is associated with increased rates of coronary artery disease and acute myocardial infarction (MI). Paradoxically, smokers had lower mortality after MI. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of chronic smoking on myocardial performance index (MPI) in middle-aged men after an acute MI. Material ...
Han Young Soo YS Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, - - 2013
It is unknown if cardiac ischemia has any deleterious effect on the contractile properties of nonischemic, peripheral vascular beds. Thus, the objective of the present study was to determine whether acute myocardial ischemia results in peripheral vascular dysfunction. This study characterized force maintenance and the sensitivity to acetylcholine (ACh)-mediated smooth ...
Shan Peiren - - 2012
We present a case of a 72-year-old man with acute coronary syndrome due to isolated acute occlusion of a wrapped right posterior descending artery. Electrocardiogram showed simultaneous anterior and inferior ST-segment elevations. We discuss the causes of this exceptional electrocardiographic pattern.
Aspromonte Nadia - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Plasma levels of natriuretic peptides (NPs) appear to have an important prognostic value in many clinical settings including coronary artery disease and provide additional information about cardiovascular risk. CONTENT: The aim of this study was to review the literature on the role of NPs in the prognosis and management ...
Suarez-Mier M Paz - - 2012
A 38-year-old woman without significant cardiovascular risk factors was admitted in the coronary care unit with the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome without ST-segment elevation. In coronary angiography, left coronary artery system was normal in the first contrast injection, but acute occlusion of the left main coronary trunk (LCT) due ...
Shimada Yoshihisa - - 2012
A large thrombus load on the culprit coronary artery of patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) is associated with increased procedural complications and adverse coronary events following angioplasty. This case series describes effective removal of large, occlusive thrombi in acute MI via direct aspiration using a standard 6 Fr guide ...
Bajaj Ravi R - - 2012
The early diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) remains challenging, and a considerable proportion of patients are diagnosed with "possible" ACS on admission. The Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE/GRACE(2)) and Canadian Registry of Acute Coronary Events (CANRACE) enrolled 16,618 Canadian patients with suspected ACS in 1999 to 2008. ...
Pinelli Arnaldo - - 2012
Coronary artery diseases (CAD) evolving into acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is associated with coagulation and thrombotic occlusion of coronary vessels in the presence of unstable atheroma. The atheromatous plaque becomes unstable when it is infiltrated by monocytes, macrophages and neutrophils capable of secreting proteases that induce plaque erosion, rupture and ...
Palmerini Tullio - - 2012
This study sought to develop a new score specific for patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTEACS) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) (the ACUITY-PCI [Acute Catheterization and Urgent Intervention Triage Strategy-Percutaneous Coronary Intervention] risk score). The TIMI (Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction) and GRACE (Global Registry for Acute Coronary Events) ...
Dangas George D - - 2012
This study sought to develop a practical risk score to predict the risk of stent thrombosis (ST) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute coronary syndromes (ACS). ST is a rare, yet feared complication after PCI with stent implantation. A risk score for ST after PCI in ACS can be ...
Gorenek Bulent - - 2012
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common arrhythmia in the setting of acute coronary syndrome and acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). This review summarizes recent evidence on the clinical and prognostic significance of pre-existent and new-onset AF in acute STEMI patients and highlights new emerging predictors of AF development in the ...
McManus David D DD Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester; Division of Epidemiology, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, - - 2012
Atrial fibrillation is common among patients with cardiovascular disease and is a frequent complication of the acute coronary syndrome. Data are needed on recent trends in the magnitude, clinical features, treatment, and prognostic impact of preexisting and new-onset atrial fibrillation in patients hospitalized with an acute coronary syndrome. The study ...
English Michael L - - 2012
ABSTRACT: Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) placement is becoming more common as a treatment of end-stage heart failure. People who have undergone placement of an LVAD typically have deficits with their activities of daily living as well as decreased strength from prolonged immobility. Patients often benefit from admission to acute ...
Shah Neomi - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by intermittent hypoxia (IH). In animal models, IH has been shown to protect the myocardium during periods of ischemia by reducing infarct size. However, this phenomenon of "ischemic preconditioning" has not been investigated among OSA patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI). This study ...
Kong Chee Hoe CH Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, National University Heart Centre, - - 2013
Extracellular matrix (ECM) remodelling of the vessel wall is hypothesized to be an important step in atherosclerosis. Changes of the ECM are associated with the gradual progression of an atherosclerotic lesion from a lipid streak to complicated unstable plaque, leading to a complete vessel occlusion and eventually myocardial infarction (MI). ...
Navarro Víctor René - - 2012
Between 1994 and 2009, the Dr Gustavo Aldereguía University Hospital of Cienfuegos, Cuba implemented a series of interventions that reduced acute myocardial infarction case fatality rate from 47% to 15%. These interventions were part of an institutional plan for myocardial infarction included in the hospital's overall quality assurance strategy. Outcomes ...
Ramasubbu Kumudha - - 2012
Long-term heart failure (HF) treatment has been shown to result in reverse chamber remodeling. However, it is unknown whether sizes of cardiac chambers acutely change during HF therapy and whether these changes are associated with favorable clinical outcomes. Using the Evaluation Study of Congestive Heart Failure and Pulsmonary Artery Catheterization ...
Mistry Neville F - - 2012
Acute coronary syndromes result in a significant burden of morbidity and mortality in the United States. This spectrum of acute coronary thrombosis (including unstable angina, non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, and ST-elevation myocardial infarction) has been well studied in large clinical trials. This review details the initial management of patients presenting ...
Tatlı Ersan - - 2012
Sildenafil was the first oral compound to be approved for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. It is a selective inhibitor of isoform 5 of phosphodiesterase, which is the enzyme responsible for the breakdown of 3', 5'-cyclic guanosine mono-phosphate. Sildenafil-associated myocardial infarction (MI) is rarely seen in patients without previous history ...
Javadi H - - 2012
99mTc-sestamibi has been investigated as a potential viability marker; initial studies have shown good concordance between 201Tl and 99mTc-sestamibi activities in both viable and nonviable myocardium. However, assessment of myocardial viability by 99mTc-sestamibi remains controversial for tissue recovery after revascularization. Here, we present a patient with several regions of severely ...
Gil Gislaine Pinn - - 2012
to assess the clinical evolution of patients hospitalized due to the first episode of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) according to its clinical manifestation. data were collected from 234 patients, hospitalized between May 2006 and July 2009 due to the first episode of an ACS, by consulting their medical records. 234 ...
Oh In Soo - - 2012
We experienced a case of acute myocarditis as the initial presentation of Crohn's disease. A 19-year-old woman was admitted with impaired consciousness, shock, and respiratory failure. She had suffered from frequent diarrhea and abdominal pain for several years. Cardiac troponin I and creatine kinase-MB fraction levels were elevated to 5.32 ...
Jansson Anna M - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: CXCL16 and osteoprotegerin (OPG) both predict mortality in acute coronary syndromes. We hypothesized that a combination of CXCL16 and OPG concentrations would add prognostic information to the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) score in patients hospitalized for acute coronary syndromes. METHODS AND RESULTS: We assessed the associations ...
Vermes Emmanuelle - - 2012
PURPOSE: To assess the Otsu-Auto-Threshold (OAT) for accuracy and reproducibility for sizing irreversible injury in late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) images of patients with acute heart disease. The OAT method automatically identifies high signal intensity areas using a cutoff derived from the signal intensity histogram and therefore is user-independent. MATERIALS AND ...
Fermann Gregory J GJ Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 34267-0769, USA. - - 2012
Galectin 3 (G3) is a mediator of fibrosis and remodeling in heart failure. Patients diagnosed with and treated for Acute Heart Failure Syndromes were prospectively enrolled in the Decision Making in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure multicenter trial. Patients with a higher G3 had a history of renal disease, a lower ...
< 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 >