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Handke Michael - - 2005
The objective of the present study was to identify predictors of left atrial spontaneous echocardiographic contrast (SEC) or thrombus in patients with stroke with sinus rhythm and left ventricular dysfunction. Of 500 consecutive patients with stroke, 48 with sinus rhythm and reduced left ventricular ejection fractions (EFs) < or =45% ...
Lee Chi Hang - - 2005
Formation of intracoronary thrombus during percutaneous coronary intervention can lead to acute vessel closure and myocardial infarction if prompt action is not taken. Thrombus removal using mechanical thrombectomy is the common treatment approach. We report a rare case of thrombus formation immediately after guidewire advancement, causing acute myocardial ischemia. Intracoronary ...
Kuh Ja Hong - - 2005
A mobile and pedunculated left ventricular thrombus developed after acute myocarditis in a 49-year-old woman. Surgical removal is recommended for cases such as this, especially when the ventricular thrombus is pedunculated or mobile. The thrombus was successfully removed by left atriotomy. There was no evidence of recurrent thrombus formation on ...
Ramasubbu Kumudha - - 2005
A 41-year-old man presented with chest pain and a positive electrocardiographic stress treadmill test. Coronary angiography revealed no significant coronary disease, but suggested a mass posterior to the heart. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography revealed a smooth-surfaced mass in the inferoposterior atrioventricular groove, with color Doppler evidence of vascular formation within ...
Kosar Feridun - - 2005
Cardiac myxoma is the most frequent primary tumor of the heart. However, it is rarely associated with congenital cardiac anomalies such as atrial septal defect in the literature. We present a 72-year-old woman referred to the emergency department with loss of consciousness and finally diagnosed as a pedinculated mobile left ...
Abdel-Rahman U - - 2005
During a routine prenatal ultrasound a huge tumor was diagnosed located in the left ventricle and left atrium with complete obstruction of the left ventricular inflow tract. On the first day of life, urgent surgical intervention was necessary because of progressive heart failure with univentricular physiology. Intraoperatively, the tumor mass ...
Turley Andrew J - - 2005
Primary cardiac tumours are rare. The majority are benign and 75% are atrial myxomas. One of the more unusual benign tumours affecting the heart is a cardiac paraganglioma. A 56-year male was presented with a 6-month history of vague, left-sided chest pain, intermittent parathesia of the left arm and dyspnoea ...
Nordstrand Indra A J - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive surgery is pervading all fields of surgery with the principal benefits being: reduced pain, smaller incision, faster recovery, shorter hospital stay and reduced cost. Cardiac surgery is no different. Cardiac myxoma morbidity and mortality depends on early diagnosis, adequate exposure, complete resection, minimal manipulation and unifocal presence. ...
Matana Ante - - 2006
Mitral stenosis associated with free left atrial myxoma is very rare. A free myxoma is life-threatening when incarcerated in the mitral orifice or if embolization of the whole tumor occurs. We report a case of a female patient with moderate mitral stenosis and a detached left atrial myxoma. The myxoma ...
Wolfsohn Allan L - - 2005
We present two cases of a thrombus in the ascending aorta causing an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and review the 10 other cases previously reported in the literature. This life-threatening condition appears to be more common in female smokers in their fifth decade. Suspicion should be raised in individuals at ...
Moyssakis Ioannis - - 2005
Two cardiac myxomas, one in the right ventricle and another one in the right atrium causing pulmonary embolism, was removed in a 21-year-old male. In this patient, we visualized two more recurrences 6 and 11 years later one in the left atrium and the other in the left and right ...
Lim Michael J - - 2005
The finding of an intracoronary thrombus at the time of coronary angiography is common in patients presenting with an acute coronary syndrome. Pharmacologic and mechanical treatment strategies have been developed and reported to facilitate the treatment of the thrombus along with a percutaneous coronary intervention. We report a case in ...
Dorobantu Maria - - 2005
We present the case of a 53 years-old woman presenting with congestive heart failure and pleural and pericardial effusions, in whom transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography revealed multilocular cardiac tumor involving the left atrium wall, extending into the pericardium. Tumor was excised surgically and proved to be a malignant fibrous histiocytoma, ...
Kojima Satoshi - - 2005
Familial cardiac myxoma is inherited as an autosomal dominant syndrome. Here, we report a Japanese case of familial cardiac myxoma identified as a genetic abnormality. The mother experienced multiple recurrence of tumors in the left atrium and left ventricle 40 months after surgical resection of a left atrial myxoma. All ...
Braun S - - 2005
Although cardiac myxomas are histologically benign, they tend to form emboli and cause intracardiac obstruction, so that they must be classified as potentially fatal tumors of the heart. The probability of arterial embolism is closely correlated with the morphology of the tumor. Thus, villous myxomas are more fragile and form ...
Iba Yutaka - - 2005
A 46-year-old female was admitted to our hospital complaining of dizziness. Echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging showed a pedicled tumor in the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT), causing severe obstruction during systole. Resection was performed under cardiopulmonary bypass. Postoperative course was uneventful, with complete disappearance of major symptoms. Histological examination ...
Niarchos C - - 2005
Right atrial myxomas are rare intracardiac tumors that often pose difficulties in diagnosis. Right ventricular failure and ascites ensuing from tricuspid valve orifice obstruction are potentially dangerous complications. Early diagnosis of cardiac myxoma is important since surgical treatment leads to disappearance of all symptoms with a low rate of recurrence ...
Patterson M S - - 2005
Coronary air embolism remains a recognised complication of coronary catheterisation despite a strong emphasis on prevention. Current treatment consists of supportive measures with 100% oxygen and analgesia. Recent case reports describe the use of mechanical treatments aimed at dispersing or removing the air embolus with variable success. A case of ...
Chen Timothy - - 2005
We report the case of a 51-year-old woman who underwent mitral valve replacement for prolapse with severe regurgitation, depressed ejection fraction, and atrial fibrillation. Two weeks post-operatively, a transesophageal echocardiogram was performed for bacteremia. The patient was found incidentally to have a large free-floating ball thrombus in the left atrium. ...
Taniike M - - 2005
Acute myocardial infarctions are common in bacteraemia but are seldom diagnosed during life. A 64 year old man with severe chest pain who had fever for several days due to possible bacteraemia was shown by ECG and echocardiography to have possible lateral infarction. Immediate coronary angiography showed possible thrombus in ...
Nishida Takahiro - - 2005
We report a 64-year-old man with ossifying cardiac myxoma which radiographically demonstrated visible calcification. A lateral chest radiograph showed abnormal calcification in the cardiac shadow. Two-dimensional and transesophageal echocardiography revealed a heterogeneous mass with a hyperechoic lesion in the left artium. A coronary angiogram showed a neovascular formation extending from ...
Yavuz Turhan - - 2005
A 38-year-old male was admitted to our institution with left atrial myxoma complicated with acute myocardial infarction. The patient had no risk factor for coronary artery disease. A transthoracic echocardiographic study revealed the presence in the left atrium of an echogenic, mobile mass, compatible with myxoma. There were no endocrine ...
Rohani Morteza - - 2005
Primary renal tumors with intracardiac metastasis are not infrequent. Most of the secondary spread is blood-borne and occurs via inferior vena cava. Patients with such a spread often present with cardiac symptoms. We presume that a metastatic spread in the right atrium through coronary sinus has never been reported in ...
Chaowalit Nithima - - 2005
A 20-year-old woman with a recent episode of pulmonary embolism was found by echocardiographic examination to have a calcified apical right ventricular intracavitary mass. She had a history of cigarette smoking and had been taking oral contraceptive pills. At age 17 years, she had sustained substantial blunt chest injury during ...
Rittersma Saskia Z H - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is caused by sudden occlusive coronary thrombosis, after plaque disruption; however, a considerable time interval between plaque disturbance and the onset of symptoms has been suggested. We therefore studied the age of intracoronary thrombi, aspirated during angioplasty in patients with acute STEMI. METHODS AND ...
Onerci Metin - - 2005
Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) is one of the most common benign nasal cavity tumors of adolescence. It exhibits a strong tendency to bleed and despite being microscopically benign, its behavior is locally aggressive. Preoperative embolization is helpful to minimize intraoperative bleeding. However, embolization procedure may have some important thromboembolic complications ...
Kirkpatrick E C - - 2005
This case report discusses a young man with d-transposition of the great arteries who suffered three myocardial infarctions late after his Mustard procedure. The etiology was found to be a coronary embolism, with a mural thrombus in the systemic ventricle as the probable nidus. The risk factors of coronary embolism ...
Misumi Takahiko - - 2005
Two cases involving patients who underwent a successful endoscopic resection of a left ventricular tumor are presented herein. One was an 82-year-old woman with a left ventricular papillary fibroelastoma, who underwent previous coronary artery bypass grafting. In an attempt to make the procedure less invasive, we used an endoscope. With ...
Karagounis Apostolos - - 2005
We present a 30-year-old female patient with a myxoma of the right ventricle, which was attached to the free wall of the right ventricle and was moving in and out the pulmonary valve causing right ventricular outflow tract obstruction. Myxomas of the right ventricle are rare and their surgical excision ...
Ohkado Akihiko - - 2005
Reports of left atrial ball thrombus without mitral valve disease are few. We experienced a case of free-floating left atrial ball thrombus that developed in a short period in a patient with atrial fibrillation and dilated left atrium but intact mitral valve. Surgical removal of the thrombus was performed. It ...
Samuels Louis E - - 2005
A 52-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) presented with shortness of breath. Echocardiography and cardiac catheterization demonstrated a discrete left ventricular aneurysm (LVA) with normal coronary arteries. Although her heart failure symptomatically improved with medical therapy, she suffered an embolic stroke from a thrombus within the LVA. She was ...
Demir Mesut - - 2005
A 55-year-old woman had an inferior myocardial infarction due to a coronary artery embolus from a large, polypoid, left atrial mass. The mass had an irregular surface and was prolapsing into the mitral valve orifice during diastole. Coronary angiography revealed tumor vascularization next to the right coronary artery. The other ...
Doepp Florian - - 2005
Thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) is an established treatment in acute stroke. To prevent rethrombosis after rtPA therapy, secondary anticoagulation with heparin is commonly performed. However, the recommended time-point and extent of heparin treatment vary and are not well investigated. We report a 61-year-old man who developed an ...
Rastan A J - - 2004
A 76-year-old female patient was admitted with progressive dyspnea on exertion, signs of right ventricular failure, and severe pulmonary stenosis. Intraoperatively an infiltrating right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) tumor was found and xenograft conduit replacement was performed successfully. Histological examination revealed primary cardiac leiomyosarcoma, the patient was discharged and is ...
Delvigne Muriel - - 2004
We describe the case of an elderly man who was admitted to our hospital with the diagnosis of an acute anterior myocardial infarction, together with an acute bioccipital ischaemic stroke. Coronary angiography revealed embolization of the distal left anterior descendens and the first septal branch. The definite diagnosis of paradoxical ...
Chu Pao-Hsien - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Cardiac myxoma, the most common primary tumor of the heart, has a variable clinical presentation and immunohistochemical profile. An abundant mucopolysaccharidic matrix exists, including mucin, within cardiac myxoma. This investigation first reports the expressions of mucin genes in cardiac myxoma. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted between December 1976 ...
Sasaki Norihito - - 2004
A 44-year-old woman had tako-tsubo-like ventricular dysfunction with chest pain and ST segment elevation on the ECG. Echocardiography revealed a bicuspid aortic valve with moderate to severe aortic regurgitation. She developed mild heart failure during the clinical course, but the medication (furosemide, enalapril, and asprin) had to be stopped because ...
Sakurada Masami - - 2004
Thrombus vacuum catheter (TVAC) is a new thrombus aspiration catheter. The catheter has a beak-shaped distal tip and a shaft with spring support. Based on in vitro tests, these design features showed improved ability to pass through a simulated coronary artery model with a bend and to aspirate gel. TVAC ...
Sharma Sanjay - - 2004
Left ventricular thrombus after myocardial infarction is relatively common but rarely threatening enough to warrant surgical removal at the time of coronary revascularization. The rare cases of ventricular thrombectomy described in the literature involve a pedunculated thrombus. We describe an urgent coronary revascularization procedure in a patient who had unrecognized ...
Kuon Eberhard - - 2004
Right atrial myxoma can be heralded by nonspecific constitutional symptoms-i. e., remittent or lasting fever; weight loss; chronic anemia and general arthralgia-and may escape timely diagnosis until severe complications develop: i. e., pulmonary hypertension due to embolism from fragments originating from the tumor mass, or, by blocking the right atrioventricular ...
Hoschtitzky J Andreas - - 2004
Cardiac complications associated with type A aortic dissections are relatively common before and during the surgical repair. A cardiac event occurring a few days after routine recovery is rare though. We describe a case of acute occlusion of the left anterior descending artery by thrombus, 4 days after surgical repair, ...
Hassan Walid - - 2004
In situ formation of thrombi within the cardiac cavities carries a substantial risk of morbidity and mortality due to the inherent danger of embolization to vital organs. This typically occurs in patients with underlying cardiac disorders associated with low flow state favoring regional stagnation of blood and subsequent clotting. Occasionally, ...
Ascione Luigi - - 2004
Two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography is commonly performed to detect a possible cardiac source of systemic embolism and it has been the mainstay of detection and diagnosis of cardiac masses. The transesophageal approach has enhanced the ability to detect cardiac sources of embolism by allowing a better visualization of posterior cardiac structures ...
Hofmann Robert - - 2004
BACKGROUND: The goal of the study was to validate the clinical benefit of adjunctive thrombus aspiration prior to balloon or stent angioplasty in patients with acute myocardial infarction. HYPOTHESIS: Adjunctive thrombus aspiration reduces no-reflow by eliminating peripheral thromboembolism. METHODS: In all, 143 consecutive patients underwent primary angioplasty for acute myocardial ...
Nagata Yasutoshi - - 2004
A 48-year-old Japanese man was admitted to hospital for acute myocardial infarction associated with a giant organized thrombus occupying the left sinus of Valsalva. Cardiac catheterization revealed no organic stenosis in either coronary artery, but left ventriculography and aortography showed a filling defect above the left coronary cusp. Transesophageal echocardiography ...
Kan C-D - - 2004
An intracardiac haemangioma with papillary endothelial hyperplasia (PEH) and liver involvement has not been previously reported in the English literature. This report describes a 65 year old man with a left ventricular haemangioma with PEH coexistent with multiple nodular hepatic haemangiomas. Transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography identified a large tumour in ...
Onoda Satoru - - 2004
In order to bail out the slow-flow phenomenon (slow flow) created by a massive thrombus in an ectasic right coronary artery, a thrombus was mechanically extracted with a 6 Fr right Judkins (JR) catheter, which proved to be more useful than a usual thrombectomy using a Rescue PT system catheter ...
Penn Marc - - 2004
Autologous cell transplantation and stem cell mobilization are two promising strategies for myocardial regeneration in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). This article reviews progress to date and the feasibility of autologous cell transplantation and stem cell mobilization as potential therapeutic strategies for ischemic cardiomyopathy.
Kumar, A.
A case of left atrial (LA) myxoma presenting as pseudobulbar palsy, due to multiple cerebral infarcts, without any cardiac manifestations, is presented. LA myxoma is rare cause of embolization to CNS causing ischemic infarcts. Due to multiple CNS infarcts patient can present with varied clinical picture and pseudobulbar palsy is ...
Stöllberger Claudia - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: Left ventricular hypertrabeculation/noncompaction (LVHT) is diagnosed when numerous, excessively prominent trabeculations and deep interventricular recesses are found in the left ventricle. Although it is assumed that the intertrabecular recesses are a location prone to thrombus formation, the prevalence of thrombi in LVHT hearts is unknown. METHODS: A Medline research ...
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