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Papakonstantinou Nikolaos A - - 2013
Coronary artery disease was considered a male disease for many years. However, nowadays, coronary artery disease constitutes the leading cause of death in women, although there are a lot of gender-related differences regarding the presentation of acute myocardial infarction, its diagnosis, its treatment, short- and long-term mortality rates, and post-acute ...
Renard Dimitri - - 2013
Myocardial infarction after rituximab or other monoclonal antibody therapies has been reported in rare cases, all in patients with classical cardiovascular risk factors or associated inflammatory or lymphoproliferative disorders. We report the case of a 52-year-old man, without classical cardiovascular risk factors or associated inflammatory or lymphoproliferative disorder, treated for ...
Kumar Prabhat - - 2013
PURPOSE: Catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT) often requires a combined epicardial and endocardial approach. An open irrigated catheter for epicardial ablation of ventricular tachycardia is commonly used. However, this can be associated with problems of fluid accumulation in the pericardial space necessitating repeated aspirations and interfering with catheter-tissue contact. ...
Zhu Xian-Yang - - 2013
Aims: To assess the immediate and long-term outcomes of transcatheter closure of ventricular septal defect (VSD) in combination with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with VSD complicating acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Methods and results: Data were prospectively collected from 35 AMI patients who underwent attempted transcatheter VSD closure and ...
Khashan Mohamed Y - - 2013
EXPANDED ABSTRACT: CITATION: Thiele H, Zeymer U, Neumann FJ, Ferenc M, Olbrich HG, Hausleiter J, Richardt G, Hennersdorf M, Empen K, Fuernau G, Desch S, Eitel I, Hambrecht R, Fuhrmann J, Böhm M, Ebelt H, Schneider S, Schuler G, Werdan K; IABP-SHOCK II Trial Investigators: Intraaortic balloon support for myocardial ...
Fernandez Juan P - - 2013
Aims: To establish success and complication rates of excimer laser coronary atherectomy (ELCA) in a contemporary series of patients with balloon failure during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of both chronic total occlusions (CTO) and lesions with distal TIMI 3 flow. Methods and results: We identified 58 cases of balloon failure ...
Bartoli Carlo R - - 2013
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) may complicate left ventricular assist device (LVAD) therapy. We report a 70-year-old male with a HeartMate II LVAD at increased risk for thromboembolic stroke secondary to a PFO with right-to-left shunting and a large mobile thrombus on his right atrial pacing lead. Via percutaneous intervention, a ...
Jung Sun-Ju - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to find risk factors that are associated with complications of cerebral infarction in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and to discover useful association rules among these factors. The risk factors with respect to cerebral infarction were selected using logistic regression analysis with the Wald's ...
Kikkert W J - - 2013
Unfractionated heparin is the most commonly used anticoagulant in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and its effect can be monitored with activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT). However, the optimal aPTT range during heparin therapy after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is yet to be defined. A mean aPTT was calculated of ...
Kumar Sudeep - - 2013
Bronchoscopy is a procedure that is widely performed and is generally considered to be safe. Cardiac complications occurring during bronchoscopy are uncommon, and usually occur in elderly patients with co-existent coronary artery disease, hypertension or severely impaired pulmonary function with resting hypoxemia. We report an unusual patient who developed sudden ...
Tsai Meng-Ta - - 2013
Surgical repair of a left ventricular pseudoaneurysm is challenging. Percutaneous closure with an AMPLATZER Septal Occluder (AGA Medical Corporation, Golden Valley, MN) has evolved to be an effective alternative to conventional surgery with less complication. We report a case of severe hemolytic hyperbilirubinemia and acute renal failure after percutaneous left ...
Numasawa Yohei - - 2013
Thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) is a prognostic score developed for managing the high risk of cardiac events immediately after unstable angina and non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (UA/NSTEMI). In Asian populations that have a higher rate of bleeding complications, data about TIMI score are lacking. Using a Japanese multicenter registry, ...
Angulo-Llanos R - - 2013
Transient left ventricular apical ballooning or takotsubo syndrome is characterized by transient left ventricular dysfunction, electrocardiographic changes that mimic acute myocardial infarction, and minimal release of myocardial enzymes, with no evidence of obstructive coronary artery disease. Although prognosis and outcome are relatively good, reported complications include intraventricular thrombi and embolic ...
Nordanstig J - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: Endovascular treatment for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is increasingly used and also continuously applied to more severe vascular pathology. Only few studies report on systemic complications during these procedures, but it is important to address these risks. We report the results of a recent national audit on cardio- and ...
Bitner Miroslaw - - 2013
A 65-year-old woman was admitted for laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a method of choice for gallbladder diseases. Symptoms of gallstones are similar to angina pectoris, especially in right coronary artery stenosis. In this case, masked by known symptomatic gallstones, unsuspected coronary artery disease manifested with complicated myocardial infarction and pulmonary edema. The ...
Ahsan Syed Y - - 2013
AIMS: Despite the increasing number of device implants worldwide, little is known about the early and late complications of cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) or the incidence of these complications in patients with different heart failure aetiologies. We aim to determine procedural success and early and late complications in CRT patients.METHODS ...
O'Sullivan Crochan J - - 2013
Temporary transcoronary unipolar pacing is a validated simple, effective, and safe alternative to temporary transvenous pacing of the right ventricle for the treatment of relevant bradyarrhythmias complicating percutaneous coronary intervention. We describe the use of rapid transcoronary pacing to aid precise placement of a stent in the left main coronary ...
Lenders Guy D - - 2013
Cocaine is a frequently used recreational drug which imposes important health problems with even life-threatening cardiotoxicity. The therapeutic use of cocaine is nowadays restricted to topical anesthesia in ophthalmological and nasal surgery but the possible hazards of this local anesthesia are not always fully appreciated. A 51-year old male patient ...
Oyedeji Adebayo T - - 2013
We report the case of a patient with an extensive anterior myocardial infarction complicated by left ventricular systolic dysfunction, left ventricular apical thrombus and an apical left ventricular aneurysm following failed thrombolysis. We obtained serial two-dimensional echocardiograms at short intervals in the acute phase and also during the months of ...
Ranc Sylvain - - 2013
A 58-year-old male patient, suffering from an acute anterior ST-elevated myocardial infarction, developed cardiogenic shock, despite an optimal revascularization and hemodynamic support through the use of an intra-aortic balloon pump and inotropic pharmacological agents. Additional support was provided by a left ventricular assistance device Impella LP 5.0 (Abiomed, Europe GmbH). ...
Ali Sameera Mohamed - - 2013
Intracranial haemorrhage is a known complication after fibrinolytic therapy and occurs usually in the first 24 h. We report a 35-year-old woman who presented with severe central chest pain and she was diagnosed as anterior ST elevation myocardial infarction. She was given fibrinolytic therapy with Tenecteplase. She responded well to ...
Gangadharamurthy Dakshin - - 2013
A man in his late 60s presented with symptoms for a few months of itching and head ache after shower. Physical examination was unremarkable except for ruddy complexion and splenomegaly. Complete blood count showed haemoglobin of 18.1 g/dL and haematocrit of 56.6%. To rule out secondary causes of erythrocytosis, such ...
Bal Muhlis - - 2013
The use of intravenous thrombolytic agents has revolutionised the treatment of acute myocardial infarction. However, the improvement in mortality rate achieved with these drugs is tempered by the risk of serious bleeding complications, including intracranial haemorrhage. Tenecteplase is a genetically engineered mutant tissue plasminogen activator. Haemorrhagic complications of tissue plasminogen ...
Janion-Sadowska Agnieszka - - 2013
Coronary artery disease complicates only 0.01% of all pregnancies. For this reason, more exhaustive data on the management of such cases is lacking. Even guidelines on management of cardiovascular disease in pregnant women are scarce focusing mainly on acute myocardial infarction. This is a complex issue involving thorough evaluation of ...
Sugiura Tomonori - - 2013
A 63-year-old woman had mistakenly drunk detergent stored in a plastic bottle and was transported to our hospital via ambulance due to unconsciousness. In the emergency room, the monitoring electrocardiogram showed complete atrioventricular block and temporary pacing was thus started. Left ventriculography indicated midventricular Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, although coronary angiograms showed ...
Kim Chang Seong - - 2013
The clinical course and medical treatment of patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) complicating acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are not well established, especially in patients with concomitant renal dysfunction. We performed a retrospective analysis of the prospective Korean Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry to assess the medical treatments and clinical outcomes ...
Terlecki MichaƂ M 1 Department of Cardiology and Hypertension, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, - - 2013
Coronary angiography is the current gold standard for the diagnosis of ischemic heart disease and therefore the prevalence of percutaneous coronary procedures such as angiography and angioplasty is high. The occurrence of cerebral complications after coronary angiography and coronary angioplasty is low and it mainly includes transient ischemic attack and ...
Liu Shu-Ping - - 2013
This study aimed to explore the mechanism of membranous ventricular septal defect complicated with tricuspid regurgitation and the significance of ventricular septal defect occlusion by echocardiography. A total of 43 patients with membranous ventricular septal defect complicated with tricuspid regurgitation were observed by echocardiography and the changes in length, area ...
Nakamura Masato - - 2013
Antiplatelet therapy could prevent stent thrombosis, but may be associated with an increased risk of bleeding. Recent studies have revealed that bleeding complications are relatively frequent in patients with acute coronary syndromes. Our aim was to describe the current status of antiplatelet therapy for Japanese patients with acute myocardial infarction ...
Laynez Ana - - 2012
The randomized TRial to Assess Improvement in Therapeutic Outcomes by Optimizing Platelet InhibitioN with Prasugrel-Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction (TRITON-TIMI) 38 trial compared prasugrel and clopidogrel in patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Patients treated with prasugrel had fewer ischemic events but more procedure-related bleeding. In the ...
Szavits-Nossan Janko - - 2012
Perioperative myocardial ischemia is rare but serious complication of CABG. Graft dysfunction, coronary artery thrombosis and incomplete revascularization are main causes. Pharmacological treatment, intra aortic counter pulsation and immediate additional grafting have limited results. Treatment strategy based on coronary angiography findings could lessen the burden of high mortality rate in ...
Anastacio Melissa M MM Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 63110, - - 2012
Left ventricular lead misplacement is an infrequent complication of pacemaker or defibrillator lead insertion. It most commonly occurs through defects in the interatrial septum. Although patients may remain asymptomatic, the most common clinical complication is a thromboembolic event. Percutaneous technology has been described to safely remove misplaced leads. We present ...
Taguchi Eiji - - 2012
We describe a 41-year-old woman who presented with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Emergent percutaneous intervention was performed with aspiration thrombectomy followed by coronary artery stenting. White material was extracted from the aspiration catheter. Reperfusion therapy after stenting was successful. After undergoing a cardiac rehabilitation program, she was discharged from ...
Sakamoto Tamotsu - - 2012
AIMS: Catheter ablation is a potentially curative treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF). However, complications such as ischaemic stroke are more frequent and more severe compared with ablation procedures for other arrhythmias. Irrigated-tip catheters have been reported to reduce the risk of stroke. The present study aimed to evaluate predictors of ...
Goldenberg Gustavo - - 2013
Inadvertent placement of a pacemaker lead electrode in the left ventricle is an unusual complication and the electrocardiogram is a useful tool for the diagnoses. We present such a patient and review the electrocardiographic characteristics that should raise such a possibility.
Maccabelli Giuseppe - - 2012
Epicardial ablation has lately become a necessary tool to approach some ventricular tachycardias in different types of cardiomyopathy. Its diffusion is now limited to a few high volume centers not because of the difficulty of the pericardial puncture but since it requires high competence not only in the VT ablation ...
Paiva Mariana - - 2012
One of the greatest challenges in medicine consists of arriving at a correct diagnosis despite different presentations of the disease. We present a case in which, notwithstanding the initial diagnosis, the search for the etiology was essential for clinical guidance. Left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) was first described by Chin et ...
Merriweather Nakia - - 2012
Percutaneous coronary intervention for acute coronary syndrome or non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction requires the use of potent oral and intravenous anti-platelet and antithrombin medications. Although these potent antithrombotic agents and regimens may increase the effectiveness of percutaneous coronary intervention, they are also generally associated with an increased risk of vascular access ...
Montone Rocco A - - 2012
Stent thrombosis (ST) is the most dramatic complication of coronary stenting. Mechanisms of ST are multiple, including procedural and patient-related factors. A considerable burden of metal inside the coronary has been associated with ST as suggested by the higher rate of ST in case of multiple overlapping or complex two ...
Mulholland J - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: More than four decades have passed since the first clinical use of an (IABP) to improve the clinical scenario for patients with chronic left ventricular failure. The original IAB catheter size was 15 French (Fr), requiring an open surgical insertion and removal. This therapy has now become the most ...
Rebahi Houssam - - 2012
Cerebral complications after snake bites-particularly ischemic complications-are rare. Very few cases of cerebral infarction resulting from a viper bite have been reported, and we call attention to this uncommon etiology. We discuss 3 authenticated reports of acute ischemic cerebrovascular accidents after 3 typical severe envenomations by Cerastes cerastes vipers. The ...
Kharge Jayashree - - 2012
Intracoronary dehiscence of the radiopaque ring of a guiding catheter is a rare complication, which could lead to myocardial infarction, emergency surgery, or even death. We describe the percutaneous retrieval of the catheter material from the right coronary artery, thus avoiding surgery and related complications.
Yuan Nance - - 2012
Abstract  Introduction: Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support is associated with many complications, but relatively few studies have examined the full spectrum of complications beyond infectious and bleeding events. Methods: We conducted a retrospective review of patients receiving either a pulsatile-flow Heartmate XVE (HM1; Thoratec Corp., Pleasanton, CA, USA) or ...
Pride Yuri B - - 2012
The goal of this analysis was to determine the association between intraprocedural complications and clinical outcomes among patients with high-risk non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTEACS) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Among patients undergoing PCI for NSTEACS, the relationship between intraprocedural complications and clinical outcomes, independent of epicardial and myocardial ...
Singh Tarunjit - - 2012
Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with a thienopyridine and aspirin has been the standard of care post coronary stent implantation. DAPT has been shown to reduce the risk of stent thrombosis (ST) and complications of myocardial infarction and death after placement of a drug-eluting stent (DES) and bare-metal stent (BMS).This article ...
O'Connor Christopher M - - 2012
Cardiogenic shock complicating acute myocardial infarction continues to be a devastating event associated with extremely high mortality. The results of the Intraaortic Balloon Pump in Cardiogenic Shock II (IABP-SHOCK II) trial,(1) now reported in the Journal, show that in patients with acute myocardial infarction and hemodynamic compromise who undergo revascularization, ...
Wagner M - - 2012
PURPOSE: Angiographic vasospasm (CVS) has been accused to be the main cause of delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). However, treatment success including endovascular treatment remains to be improved. We performed a pattern analysis of ischemic lesions in SAH patients in the absence of angiographic cerebral vasospasm ...
Rossi Pascal - - 2012
ABSTRACT: We emphasize the role of Tc-99m-3,3-diphosphono-1,2-propanodicarboxylicacid (DPD) scintigraphy as a noninvasive tool to distinguish transthyretin (TTR)-related cardiac amyloidosis from other forms of cardiac amyloidosis. We report the case of a 76-year-old male patient suffering from congestive heart failure in whom imaging investigation by DPD scintigraphy showed a strong cardiac ...
Kim Woohyeun - - 2012
Although stent entrapment is a rare event during percutaneous coronary intervention, stent entrapment can cause stent breakage or loss, which results in fatal complications such as stent embolism or acute myocardial infarction. We report one case of stent entrapment that was successfully treated by a snare via a contralateral transfemoral ...
Ashfaq Awais - - 2012
To outline the outcome and management of patients with acute myocardial infarction presenting with mechanical complications such as post-infarction ventricular septal defect, mitral regurgitation and left ventricular rupture. The retrospective study, conducted in September and October, 2010 at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, included cases from January 1990 to ...
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