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Dai Zixuan Z Cardiovascular Research Institute of Wuhan University, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan City, - - 2014
Aims: This study sought to assess whether renal sympathetic denervation (RSD) could suppress ventricular substrate remodelling and attenuate heart failure (HF) progression. Methods and results: Nineteen dogs were randomised into three groups - seven sham-operated controls, six with right ventricular pacing to induce HF, and six with RSD followed eight ...
Sepehripour Amir H - - 2014
Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery (OPCAB) has been hypothesised to be beneficial in the high-risk patient population undergoing re-operative coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). In addition, this technique has been demonstrated to provide subtle benefits in end-organ function including heart, lungs and kidney. The aims of this study were ...
Donaldson Erin E EE Department of Family Medicine, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Dallas, - - 2014
We describe a 47-year-old man who underwent heart transplantation (HT) for severe right-sided heart failure and periodic episodes of ventricular tachycardia (VT) 43 years after operative repair of tetralogy of Fallot (T of F). The right-ventricular outflow tract, the site where a patch had been placed 4 decades earlier, was aneurysmal. Such ...
Mocanu Valentin V Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, - - 2014
Complete revascularization (CR) has been suggested to provide benefits to both early and long-term outcomes, but the magnitude of the benefit and frequency of incomplete revascularization (IR) after coronary artery bypass graft operations is rarely explored and is the subject of the present study. All patients who underwent isolated bypass ...
Khera Sahil S New York Medical College, Valhalla, - - 2014
The influence of admission source (nursing home [NH] versus community-dwelling) on treatment strategies and outcomes among elderly patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has not been investigated. Nationwide Inpatient Sample databases from 2003 to 2010 were used to identify 270,117 community-dwelling and 4082 NH patients 75 years of age or ...
Pahlm Ulrika U Department of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, Lund University and Skåne University Hospital, Lund, - - 2014
In a patient with chest pain and suspected acute coronary syndrome, the electrocardiogram (ECG) is the only readily available diagnostic tool. It is important to maximize its usefulness to detect acute myocardial ischemia that may evolve to myocardial infarction unless the patient is treated expediently with reperfusion therapy. Since diagnostic ...
Rajagopalan Navin N University of Kentucky, 900 South Limestone Street, Lexington, KY 40536 USA. - - 2014
The Impella 5.0 is a minimally invasive heart assist device that can be used to stabilize patients with cardiogenic shock. We present the case of a 49-year-old female in cardiogenic shock who required left ventricular assist device placement, but was not an optimal candidate for surgery due to severe deconditioning ...
Sciahbasi Alessandro A Interventional Cardiology, Sandro Pertini Hospital - ASL RMB, Rome. Electronic address: - - 2014
Radiation absorbed by interventional cardiologists is a frequently under-evaluated important issue. Aim is to compare radiation dose absorbed by interventional cardiologists during percutaneous coronary procedures for acute coronary syndromes comparing transradial and transfemoral access. The randomized multicentre MATRIX (Minimizing Adverse Haemorrhagic Events by TRansradial Access Site and Systemic Implementation of ...
Stein Gideon Y GY Internal Medicine "B", Beilinson Hospital, Rabin Medical Center, affiliated to the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, - - 2014
Type-II MI is defined as myocardial infarction (MI) secondary to ischemia due to either increased oxygen demand or decreased supply. This categorization has been used for the last five years, yet, little is known about patient characteristics and clinical outcomes. In the current work we assessed the epidemiology, causes, management ...
Wu Nan N Department of Cardiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, People's Republic of - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of picroside II on myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury in rats and to explore its underlying mechanism. Isolated rat hearts underwent 30 minutes of global ischemia followed by 120 minutes of reperfusion. Different doses of picroside II (1 μM, 10 μM, ...
Vijayalakshmi I B - - 2013
Amplatzer Duct Occluder II (ADO II) is especially designed for closing long ducts in infants. The experience with off-label use of the ADO II in non-ductal positions is limited. Aim: To evaluate feasibility of use of ADO II in non-ductal positions, occurrence of complete heart block (CHB), advantages and disadvantages. ...
Lazar John F - - 2013
Right ventricular (RV) failure after the insertion of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) historically results in poor outcomes. Patients requiring temporary RV support after LVAD insertion are a heterogeneous group of patients consisting of those in cardiogenic shock after myocardial infarction, to those with chronic decompensated heart failure. For ...
Zhou Zhichao - - 2013
We previously demonstrated that uridine adenosine tetraphosphate (Up4A) exerts a potent vasodilator effect in the healthy porcine coronary vasculature. Since the coronary microvascular effects of Up4A after myocardial infarction (MI) are unknown, the present study investigated the response to Up4A in coronary microvessels from post-MI remodeled porcine myocardium, and the ...
Núñez-Gil Iván J - - 2013
To assess the relationship between functional mitral regurgitation (MR) after a non-ST segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTSEACS) and long-term prognosis, ventricular remodelling and further development of atrial fibrillation (AF), since functional MR is common after myocardial infarction. Prospective cohort study conducted in a tertiary referral centre. We prospectively studied ...
Minha Sa'ar - - 2013
The Food and Drug Administration held a Circulatory System Devices Advisory Panel meeting, December 5 and 6, 2012, to review the classification or potential reclassification of the following device types: external counterpulsation, intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), and non-roller-type cardiopulmonary bypass blood pumps. These 3 devices are preamendment (Medical Device Amendments ...
Salick Muhammad Musa MM Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, - - 2013
improvements in nonsurgical revascularization have left a group of higher-risk patients presenting for operation in a later stage of coronary artery disease. We undertook this study to analyze temporal changes in demographic and clinical profiles and outcomes of cardiac surgical patients. we identified and retrieved preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative variables ...
Sasaki Shunsuke - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Acute Stanford type A aortic dissection (AAD) with coronary involvement is associated with high mortality. However, coronary involvement is not always successfully visualized by computed tomography and two-dimensional (2D) transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that three-dimensional (3D) TEE can detect coronary ...
Moak Jeffrey P - - 2013
BACKGROUND: -Supraventricular arrhythmias (junctional ectopic tachycardia (JET) and atrial tachyarrhythmias (AT)) frequently complicate recovery from open heart surgery (OHS) in children and can be difficult to manage. Medical treatment of JET can result in significant morbidity. Our goal was to develop a non-pharmacologic approach using autonomic stimulation of selective fat ...
Hoashi Takaya - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The changes of left ventricular function after undergoing a Ross-Konno operation for pediatric patients with multiple-level left ventricular outflow tract obstruction are still unclear. METHODS: From 1996 to 2006, 14 patients younger than 20 years underwent a Ross-Konno operation. The mean age at the time of the operation was ...
Belway Dean - - 2013
Left ventricular assist device technology has improved such that mechanical malfunction, particularly with newer generation continuous flow devices, is a relatively rare event. We present a case of sudden power loss in a HeartMate II caused by intermittent contact of the battery terminals after a clip was dropped with the ...
Suzuki R - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate left ventricular geometry in dogs with various stages of myxomatous mitral valve disease. METHODS: Ninety-seven dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease classified by the International Small Animal Cardiac Health Council system and 20 weight- and age-matched healthy dogs. Left ventricular long-axis to short-axis ratio, sphericity index in ...
Sareyyupoglu Basar - - 2013
A 73-year-old patient supported by a HeartMate II ventricular assist device (VAD) (Thoratec Corp, Pleasanton, CA) experienced erosion of the outflow graft caused by the disconnection of the bend relief. He underwent successful surgical repair.
Ulas Turgay - - 2013
Contrast induced kidney injury is an acute renal dysfunction that is secondary to the administration of radio contrast media. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the levels of urotensin-II (UT-II) and endothelin-I (ET-I) after contrast media administration in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions. In this prospective cohort study, ...
Hosseini Morteza Tavakkoli - - 2013
BACKGROUND: HeartMate II (HM II) and HeartWare (HW) Left Ventricular Assist Devices have been successfully used in end-stage heart failure patients as a bridge to transplantation, recovery, or decision. We set out to compare their effect in off-loading the left ventricle and its geometry. METHODS: The left ventricular end diastolic ...
Rohn V - - 2013
The incidence of post infarction ventricular septal rupture (PIVSR) is decreasing in the last years due to aggressive treatment of myocardial infarction with early percutaneous coronary interventions. As a consequence patients with PIVSR are referred to surgery more often with significant heart failure. The aim of this retrospective study was ...
Kurabayashi Manabu - - 2013
Calcium antagonists, nicorandil and long-acting nitrates are highly effective for preventing coronary spasm. The withdrawal of coronary vasodilators, especially calcium antagonists, is risky in cases of vasospastic angina. We herein present a case of cardiopulmonary arrest that occurred due to coronary spasm triggered by the discontinuation of coronary vasodilators during ...
Li Yongjun - - 2013
Loss of cardiomyocytes after myocardial infarction (MI) causes heart failure. In this study, we investigate whether the in situ cardiomyocytes can re-enter the cell cycle and to what extent cell division of cardiomyocytes occurs after acute MI (AMI) in rats. Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were used in this study; the ...
Pang Philip Yk - - 2013
To review the experience of surgical repair of post-infarction ventricular septal rupture (VSR) and analyze the associated outcomes and prognostic factors. Following approval from the Singhealth Centralised Institutional Review Board (reference: 2011/881/C), a retrospective review was performed on 38 consecutive patients who had undergone surgical repair of post-infarction VSR between ...
Barold S Serge - - 2012
Type I second-degree atrioventricular (AV) block describes visible, differing, and generally decremental AV conduction. The literature contains numerous differing definitions of second-degree AV block, especially Mobitz type II second-degree AV block. The widespread use of numerous disparate definitions of type II block appears primarily responsible for many of the diagnostic ...
Yang Wei - - 2012
To observe the expression of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), angiotensin II (Ang II), cardiac troponin (cTn I), creatine kinase isozymes (CK-MB) and muscle red protein(Myo) after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), and to investigate the association of polymorphisms in angiotensin converting enzyme genes and myocardial injury. Sixty-three patients suffered from rheumatic mitral ...
Mittal S R - - 2012
There is only scanty data on tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) of 'normal' adults. Twenty eight asymptomatic adults (20-45 yrs) without cardiovascular risk factors, clinic BP < or = 120/80mmHg and normal echocardiographic examination were evaluated by tissue Doppler imaging to find normal reference values in this population. There was significant ...
Moss Joshua D JD Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60614, USA. - - 2012
BACKGround : Left lateral accessory pathway (AP) location along the mitral annulus (MA) can influence ablation strategy, including choice of a transseptal or retrograde aortic approach and the use of deflectable sheaths and/or bidirectional catheters. We aimed to develop electrocardiographic (ECG) criteria to accurately localize a left lateral AP, hypothesizing ...
Devendran Vimalarani - - 2012
Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a common congenital heart defect in children. Perimembranous VSD (Pm VSD), a defect involving the membranous septum and the adjacent portion of the muscular septum, accounts for about 70 % of cases. Transcatheter closure of Pm VSDs using the Amplatzer Pm VSD device, although successful in ...
Yu Chung-Hoon - - 2012
Diabetes insipidus (DI) is characterized by excessive urination and thirst. This disease results from inadequate output of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) from the pituitary gland or the absence of the normal response to ADH in the kidney. We present a case of transient central DI in a patient who underwent a ...
Tweet Marysia S - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an acute coronary event of uncertain etiology. Clinical features and prognosis remain insufficiently characterized. METHODS AND RESULTS: A retrospective single-center cohort study identified 87 patients with angiographically confirmed SCAD. Incidence, clinical characteristics, treatment modalities, in-hospital outcomes and long-term risk of SCAD recurrence or ...
Spiewak Mateusz - - 2012
Purpose:To compare indexed right ventricular (RV) end-diastolic volume (RVEDVi) and the ratio of RV volume to left ventricular (LV) volume (RV/LV ratio) in prediction of significant pulmonary regurgitation (PR) after tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) repair and to assess sex differences in the RV/LV ratio.Materials and Methods:The ethics committee approved this ...
Haines Christopher D - - 2012
The incidence of cardiac hypertrophy, an established risk factor for heart failure, is generally lower in women compared with men, but this advantage is lost after menopause. Although it is widely believed that estrogens are cardioprotective, there are contradictory reports, including increased cardiac events in postmenopausal women receiving estrogens and ...
Saileela R - - 2012
Myocardial ischemia following arterial switch operation (ASO) usually occurs due to coronary ostial narrowing that might result from technical failure in translocation of the coronary arteries to the neoaorta. We present an unusual case report of neonatal myocardial ischemia caused by coronary steal secondary to aortopulmonary collaterals, following ASO in ...
Hodgkinson Kathy A - - 2012
AIMS: To determine the phenotype and natural history of a founder genetic subtype of autosomal dominant arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) caused by a p.S358L mutation in TMEM43. METHODS AND RESULTS: The age of onset of cardiac symptoms, clinical events and test abnormalities were studied in 412 subjects (258 affected, ...
Chan Yi-Hsin - - 2012
AIMS: Previous studies have identified four baseline characteristics associated with a favourable response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT): female, non-ischaemic aetiology of heart failure, left bundle-branch block (LBBB), and QRS duration ≥150 ms. This study evaluated the incremental value of discoordination and dyssynchrony indices over these characteristics for the prediction ...
Kodama Takahide - - 2012
This study sought to identify whether computed tomographic angiographic (CTA) plaque characteristics are associated with slow-flow phenomenon (SF) during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). SF during PCI is associated with myocardial damage and prolonged hospitalization. Intracoronary ultrasound-verified large echolucent lesions have been reported to predict SF. The authors evaluated pre-PCI CTA ...
Liu Jianguo - - 2012
Stress plays an important role in the pathogenesis of ventricular arrhythmias. This study was designed to examine the effect of acute stress and metoprolol, a beta adrenergic receptor blocker, on cardiac electrophysiological stability of male goats. Fifteen male goats were randomly divided into three groups: (i) control animals (n=5), (ii) ...
Zhang Bo - - 2012
In cardiology, it is controversial whether gender influences prognosis after acute myocardial infarction (MI). We examined the 30-day and 1-year prognosis for female patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in Liaoning province, and we analyzed factors that influenced these outcomes. This was a prospective, multicenter, observational study in which patient ...
Tüfek Adnan - - 2012
Many drugs used in anaesthesia have some potential fatal consequences; for example complete heart block and Q-Tc interval prolongation. Since the parasympathetic system in children is not fully developed, electrical transmission of the heart is not stable. Neostigmine is used in order to reverse neuromuscular block but it may also ...
Traiperm Natthapon - - 2012
Cardiac troponin increases are common in adult marathon finishers. However, data on troponin values for young marathon runners are scarce. Forty young runners (20 healthy male and 20 female) 13 to 17 years old participated in this study. Blood samples were taken before, immediately after, and 24 hours after the ...
Pinkham Max I - - 2012
The physiological mechanisms contributing to sex differences following myocardial infarction (MI) are poorly understood. Given the strong relationship between sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) and outcome, we hypothesized there may be a sex difference in SNA responses to MI. In anesthetized, open chest male, female and ovariectomized female (OVX female) Wistar ...
Sayin Muhammet Rasit - - 2012
We herein present a case of a 76-year-old male patient presented with transient ST segment elevation and left bundle branch block caused by mad-honey poisoning.
Gonzalez-Stawinski Gonzalo V - - 2012
Abstract  In this report we provide another method of ventricular assist device separation by simply transecting the inflow graft of a Heart Mate II LVAD without the need of dissecting the left ventricular apex for cases of myocardial recovery. (J Card Surg 2012;**:1-3).
Luijkx Tim - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Uncertainty remains about possible cardiac adaptation to resistance training. Androgenic anabolic steroids (AAS) use plays a potential role and may have adverse cardiovascular effects. OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the effect of resistance training and of AAS-use on cardiac dimensions and function. PARTICIPANTS: Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) were performed in 156 ...
Hamdan Righab - - 2012
We report the case of a young female with embolic myocardial infarction. The embolic etiology was confirmed by Fourier Domain Optical Coherence Tomography as well as histo-pathology.
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