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Stiermaier Thomas T Department of Internal Medicine - Cardiology, University of Leipzig - Heart Center, Leipzig, - - 2014
Despite intensive research efforts, the causative mechanisms of takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) are still unknown. Recently, morphologic characteristics of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) have been proposed as a potential pathophysiological substrate. Hence, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence of myocardial bridging and LAD ...
Hoffmann Rainer R Department of Cardiology, Pneumology, Angiology and Intensive Care, University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
Myocardial deformation analysis by speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) has been used for analysis of myocardial viability and myocardial fibrosis. Patients with severe aortic stenosis are known to develop myocardial fibrosis. This study evaluated the association between myocardial fibrosis determined by late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and 2-dimensional STE ...
Nobre Christiane A - - 2014
Smoking is a risk factor for thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO, Buerger's disease) and arteriosclerosis, but there are few cases of coronary heart disease (CAD)-associated Buerger's disease. A literature search for articles in English, Spanish and French published between 1966 and 2012 on patients with coronary involvement and TAO revealed 12 patients. ...
Thomson Viji S VS Consultant Cardiologist, Department of Medicine, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Al Khoud, Muscat, PB: 35 PC: 123, Muscat, Sultanate of - - 2014
Multivessel coronary spasm resulting to cardiogenic shock and malignant ventricular arrhythmias though rare has been reported in the literature. The disease seems to be more prevalent in Asians. There have been isolated reports of coronary spasm in patients with reactive airway disease. We report the first case of spontaneous multivessel ...
Winter José Luis JL División de Enfermedades Cardiovasculares, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile; Servicio de Hemodinamia, Hospital Sótero del Río, Santiago - - 2014
Ticagrelor has been shown to improve outcomes in patients with ACS. However, the effects of this drug on parameters of microvascular flow in patients presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) have not been completely evaluated. Ninety-two patients presenting with STEMI where randomized to a loading dose of clopidogrel (600mg) ...
Sivalingam Sivakumar S Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, National Heart Institute, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - - 2014
A 9-year-old boy was referred with a perimembranous ventricular septal defect. At birth, he had undergone a right thoracotomy with ligation of a tracheoesophageal fistula, cervical esophagostomy, and feeding gastrostomy. At 2 years of age, he had gastric tube reconstruction with a pull-through retrosternally, anterior to the heart, and an ...
Bradley Steven M SM VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Denver, CO; University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO; Colorado Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Consortium, Denver, CO. Electronic address: - - 2014
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is prevalent in the general population and US veterans in particular and is associated with an increased risk of developing coronary artery disease (CAD). We compared the patient characteristics and postprocedural outcomes of veterans with and without PTSD undergoing coronary angiography. This is a multicenter observational ...
Baker Nevin C NC Interventional Cardiology, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, - - 2014
Patients presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) represent a high-risk group for in-hospital adverse events and bleeding. The safety and outcomes of eptifibatide in addition to bivalirudin in this population have not been determined. Over an 11-year period, we identified 1849 STEMI patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), ...
Pilgrim Thomas T Department of Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Center, University Hospital, Bern. Electronic address: - - 2014
Biodegradable polymers for release of antiproliferative drugs from metallic drug-eluting stents aim to improve long-term vascular healing and efficacy. We designed a large scale clinical trial to compare a novel thin strut, cobalt-chromium drug-eluting stent with silicon carbide-coating releasing sirolimus from a biodegradable polymer (O-SES, Orsiro; Biotronik, Bülach, Switzerland) with ...
Lee Chee-Hoon CH Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, - - 2014
As hypertrophied myocardium predisposes the patient to decreased tolerance to ischemia and increased reperfusion injury, myocardial protection is of utmost importance in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR) for severe aortic valve stenosis (AS). Consecutive 314 patients (mean age, 62.5±10.8 years; 143 females) with severe AS undergoing isolated AVR were ...
Schwerg Marius M Department of Cardiology and Angiology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, - - 2014
Postoperative lead perforation is a life-threatening complication of cardiac pacing. Identification of precipitating factors for this serious complication may help to anticipate a specific risk profile and to minimize the incidence. We conducted a retrospective tertiary referral center analysis to clarify clinical, anatomical, and technical characteristics related to pacemaker (PM) ...
Sharif Hamid H Department of Cardiology, Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology, National Institute of Heart Diseases, - - 2014
Myocardial perforation (MP) is an uncommon entity which occurs most commonly in the setting of acute myocardial infarction. We report a case of accidental left ventricular perforation during a routine coronary angiogram. A 55-year-old male, known diabetic with moderate renal impairment, non-hypertensive, suffered an acute inferior wall myocardial infarction for ...
Parsa Saeed Alipour SA Cardiovascular Research Center, Modarres Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2014
We present a 35-year-old man with history of Kawasaki disease who referred with myocardial infarction, and angiography, revealing aneurysm of left main and left anterior descending coronary arteries. The patient underwent percutaneous coronary intervention and thrombectomy and was discharged after 6 d. Coronary artery sequels of Kawasaki disease should be ...
Kim Bum Joon BJ Department of Neurology, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, - - 2014
Perforator infarction accompanying intracranial atherosclerosis is usually explained by the obstruction of perforator by atheroma of the parent artery. However, the improvement of neurologic symptom after stenting is hardly explained by the concept. Here, we report a case of perforator infarction caused by the unique hemodynamic condition of the poststenotic ...
Kuk Mariya M From the Department of Pathology and Toxicology, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry (M.K.), Department of Psychiatry (V.B.), Imaging Research Group, Robarts Research Institute (G.P., A.F., J.D.S.), and Stroke Prevention and Atherosclerosis Research Centre, Robarts Research Institute (J.D.S.), Western University, London, Ontario, Canada; and Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand - - 2014
Previous studies have shown the presence of ulceration in atherosclerotic plaque either by categorizing the plaque as complex (irregular morphology with ulcers) or smooth or by quantifying the number of ulcers observed in a specific region of interest. The aim of this study was to quantify carotid total ulcer volume ...
Wu Jin-Tao JT Department of Cardiology, Henan Provincial People's Hospital, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, - - 2014
Cardiac perforation during catheter-based radiofrequency ablation procedures is relatively uncommon but potentially fatal if tamponade ensues. This complication should be promptly recognised. We present a case of incomplete perforation of the left ventricle with transient ST-segment elevation in leads V1 to V3 during catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia. Complete perforation ...
Abe Arata A Department of Neurological Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Nippon Medical - - 2014
A 75-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with dysphagia shortly after the onset of a brainstem infarction. Videofluorography indicated the presence of a Zenker's diverticulum with a bolus at the esophageal orifice; endoscopy 5 years earlier had not shown a Zenker's diverticulum and suggests that the diverticulum had formed ...
McManus Kenneth K Department of Emergency Medicine, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Virginia, - - 2014
An 83-year-old man 2 days postoperative from L3 to L5 laminectomy developed sudden onset of chest pain. Initial ECGs demonstrated a tall R wave in V1 and ST-segment depression in leads V2-V5. A posterior ECG was performed, but failed to demonstrate ST elevations. The patient was initially treated as an non-ST-segment ...
Echeverría Patricia P "Lluita contra la Sida" Foundation, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona, 08916 Barcelona, Spain ; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, - - 2014
Background. There are conflicting data on the prevalence of coronary events and the quality of the management of modifiable cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) in HIV-infected patients. Methods. We performed a retrospective descriptive study to determine the prevalence of coronary events and to evaluate the management of CVRF in a Mediterranean ...
Phang Kee Wei KW University Hospitals Leicester, Leicester, - - 2014
A 37-year-old woman was admitted into the coronary care unit following chest pain after using cocaine. She was found to have significant myocardial ischaemia on blood and ECG investigations despite a recent coronary angiogram that had not demonstrated flow-limiting coronary disease. This case report summarises the risks of myocardial ischaemia ...
Kureshi Faraz F Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA University of Missouri- Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, USA - - 2014
To assess the perceptions of patients with stable coronary artery disease of the urgency and benefits of elective percutaneous coronary intervention and to examine how they vary across centers and by providers. Cross sectional study. 10 US academic and community hospitals performing percutaneous coronary interventions between 2009 and 2011. 991 ...
Young William W Department of Cardiology, NHS, London, - - 2014
We describe a patient with recurrent episodes of inferior ST elevation, secondary to coronary artery spasm. Each episode appeared to be provoked by the ingestion of rice and accompanied by a troponin T rise. An inpatient coronary angiogram immediately following an episode of pain demonstrated a focal area of spasm ...
Zhou Hua H Department of Cardiology, East Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200120, - - 2014
The treatment of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is thought to restore antegrade blood flow in the infarct-related artery (IRA) and minimize ischemic damage to the myocardium as soon as possible. The present study aimed to identify possible clinical predictors for no-reflow in patients with AMI after primary percutaneous coronary intervention ...
Yao Hai-Mu HM Department of Cardiovascular Disease, First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 400052, - - 2014
The application of coronary stents, especially drug-eluting stents (DESs), has made percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) one of important therapeutic methods for CHD. DES has reduced the in-stent restenosis to 5%-9% and significantly improved the long-term prognosis of patients with CHD. The study aimed to investigate the long-term efficacy and safety ...
Köksal Aydin S - - 2013
Recent guidelines and consensus reports recommend endoscopic injection therapy with N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate as the first-line treatment for bleeding-isolated gastric varices and gastroesophageal varices types 1 and 2. Embolization is a rare but serious complication of cyanoacrylate injection, which may be fatal in some cases. Herein, we present a patient who developed ...
Wallace Eric L - - 2013
To characterize the perfusion bed of the first septal perforator by myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy undergoing alcohol septal ablation (ASA). MCE is used to define the septal perforator anatomy prior to ASA. Occasionally, ASA cannot be performed due to unfavorable septal anatomy or perfusion outside ...
Rennyson Stephen L - - 2013
Left ventricular support devices (LVADs) are associated with a propensity toward gastrointestinal bleeding. A postulated mechanism is related to gastrointestinal arteriovenous malformations secondary to nonpulsatile flow. We describe a case of LVAD-related, gastrointestinal bleeding successfully treated with a combination of subcutaneous and intramuscular depot formulations of octreotide.
Kim Dongmin - - 2013
Chest draining is a common procedure for treating pleural effusion. Perforation of the heart is a rare often fatal complication of chest drain insertion. We report a case of a 76-year-old female patient suffering from congestive heart failure. At presentation, unilateral opacity of the left chest observed on a chest ...
Strauss David G DG Office of Science and Engineering, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. - - 2013
This study sought to test the hypothesis that right bundle branch block (RBBB) patients have larger scar size than left bundle branch block (LBBB) patients do. A proximal septal perforating branch of the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery most commonly perfuses the right bundle branch and left anterior fascicle, ...
Sallam Tamer - - 2013
Our patient underwent emergent CABG after suffering a coronary perforation during PCI and subsequently developed two large coronary pseudoaneurysms which were treated with a percutaneous approach using feathered coils. The incidence of emergency CABG secondary to perforation has dramatically decreased [1] however, the mortality for emergent CABG remains extremely high ...
Singh Yadvinder - - 2013
A previously healthy 16-year-old girl presented with history of fever of 3 months duration without any significant clinical finding on examination. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) revealed moderate pericardial effusion and later diagnosed as tubercular in etiology. Besides, TTE also showed an incidental finding of large left ventricular (LV) diverticulum in submitral region ...
Pojar Marek - - 2013
Cardiac ventricle perforation by a pacemaker (PM) lead is an uncommon complication of PM implantation. We report a patient with a delayed right ventricular perforation from a permanent PM lead which presented as a left hemothorax.
Alston Evan A EA Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294-0019, - - 2013
Covered stents are the standard of care when coronary perforations complicate percutaneous coronary interventions and have also been utilized in the treatment of coronary aneurysms. We present the clinical and histologic features of a patient who developed a coronary perforation and pseudoaneurysm 4 years following deployment of intracoronary stents. Although ...
Chen Dong-Yi - - 2013
Percutaneous coronary intervention carries the risk of coronary artery perforation, which may lead to serious adverse effects such as cardiac tamponade, myocardial infarction, and even death. We describe a patient who developed hemoptysis immediately after saphenous vein graft rupture, which is a rare complication during coronary intervention. Stenting using a ...
Gültekin Nazmi N Department of Cardiology, İstanbul University Cardiology Institute, İstanbul, - - 2012
Acute myocardial infarction caused by septic embolism is usually fatal. A 40-year-old male patient who presented within 30 minutes of severe chest pain was admitted to the emergency department. An electrocardiogram showed a maximum 6 mm of acute ST elevations at V1-V4 derivations. His body temperature was as high as ...
Garg Kanwaljeet - - 2012
Ventricular diverticula are dilatations of the ventricular system caused by stretching and protrusion of the ventricular wall as a result of severe chronic obstructive hydrocephalus. We report a case of lateral ventricular diverticulum arising from the occipital horn in a patient with occipital encephalocele. To the best of our knowledge, ...
Nagel Bert - - 2012
This case report describes a unique form of a left ventricular diverticulum in a 17-year-old patient.Echocardiography, angiography, and magnetic resonance imaging including virtual endoscopy complete a detailed picture of the size and texture of a diverticulum, as well as the localisation of the two connections into the left ventricle.
Alves Marco G - - 2012
ABSTRACT:: Understanding heart metabolism during preservation is crucial to develop new effective cardioplegic solutions. We aim to investigate metabolic alterations during heart preservation in the clinically used Celsior (Cs) and histidine buffer solution (HBS). We also focused in gender-specific metabolic adaptations during ischemia. We followed energy metabolism in hearts from ...
Guglin Maya - - 2012
Objectives: The dataset from the Evaluation Study of Congestive Heart Failure and Pulmonary Artery Catheterization Effectiveness (ESCAPE) trial provides a rare opportunity to evaluate the whole spectrum of associations of hemoglobin (HB) and hematocrit (HCT) in heart failure (HF). In that trial, subjective and objective data were recorded at multiple ...
Kalra Paul R - - 2012
AIMS: The present study aims to investigate patterns of beta-blocker usage in a national primary care cohort. METHODS AND RESULTS: This is a retrospective cohort study utilising the UK General Practice Research Database from 2004 to 2008. Inclusion criteria were (i) a first diagnosis of chronic heart failure (CHF), myocardial ...
Chen Zhangwei - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to evidence the protective effect of glucocorticoid therapy on cardiac dysfunction after coronary microembolization (CME), and to clarify its mechanism with the expression of transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-β1)/Smad3 and connective tissue growth factor (CTGF). METHODS: Eighteen mini-pigs were studied, including Sham-operation group (n=4), CME ...
Trost Jeffrey C - - 2012
: Familiarize clinicians with recent information regarding the diagnosis and treatment of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. : PubMed search and review of relevant medical literature. : Definition, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction are reviewed. : Patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction benefit from prompt ...
Ivanović Branislava - - 2012
Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a life threatening condition of unknown cause that occurs in previously healthy women. It is characterized by symptoms of heart failure due to left ventricular dysfunction that occurs in the last month of pregnancy or the first five months after delivery. We presented woman who underwent caesarean ...
Cowie Martin R MR Imperial College London (Roya Brompton Hospital), London, - - 2012
The typical presentation of heart failure in primary care is insidious, with progressive breathlessness on exertion, ankle swelling, orthopnoea or paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea. Not all patients will have all these symptoms, and in many patients there may be other causes. If a GP suspects heart failure, then the key blood ...
Gajzer David C - - 2012
Epicardial resident stem cells are known to differentiate into cardiomyocytes during cardiac development, amongst other cell types. Whether epicardium-derived progenitor cells (EPDCs) retain this plasticity in the adult heart has been the topic of heated scientific debate. Priming with thymosin beta 4, a peptide which has been suggested to be ...
Maggio Aurelio - - 2012
A multicenter randomized open-label long-term sequential deferiprone–deferoxamine (DFP-DFO) versus DFP alone trial (sequential DFP-DFO) performed in patients with thalassemia major (TM) was retrospectively reanalyzed to assess the variation in the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) [1].
Komatsu Yuki - - 2012
AIM: The objective is to assess electrocardiographic characteristics predicting the precise location of ventricular arrhythmia (VA) origin within the right ventricle (RV) close to the His bundle (HB) region.METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-five patients (14 men, age 65 ± 14 years) underwent successful catheter ablation of para-Hisian VA. Ventricular arrhythmias were ...
Cullington Damien - - 2012
AIMS: To investigate whether the mortality of patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) is more strongly related to beta-blocker dose or to heart rate. It is known that beta-blockers reduce mortality in patients with CHF and LVSD, but the primary mechanism of action ...
Longenecker Joseph C - - 2012
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: This study assesses adherence to performance measures for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in six Middle-Eastern countries, and its association with in-hospital mortality. Few studies have previously assessed these performance measures in the Middle East. METHODS: This cohort study followed 5813 patients with suspected AMI upon admission to discharge. Proportions ...
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