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Reyes MP - - 1998
BACKGROUND: Acute myocarditis can progress to chronic heart muscle disease and cardiomyopathy. In the coxsackievirus B(3) (CB(3)) mouse model of myocarditis, early administration of captopril, an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, ameliorated histopathological changes in inflammation, necrosis, and calcification and reduced heart weight. Late administration of captopril reduced heart weight but ...
Sharma O P - - 1997
Clinically apparent involvement of the heart and nervous system occurs in a relatively small number of patients with sarcoidosis. The diagnosis of myocardial and neurological sarcoidosis is difficult because anatomic presence of granulomas without clinical dysfunction is an important feature of sarcoidosis. The chest radiography is abnormal in 8 of ...
Mañá J - - 1997
67Gallium scan has been used for years in sarcoidosis as a marker of activity, a determiner of the extent and distribution of the disease, a diagnostic support, and an aid in therapeutic management. Because of its limited sensitivity and specificity for sarcoidosis, however, it is currently used mainly to assist ...
Baboonian C - - 1997
The role of viruses in the genesis of both dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and acute myocarditis remains uncertain. Modern molecular techniques such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and in situ hybridisation are sensitive means of detecting viral genomic material in human myocardial tissue and may help to resolve the quest. Meta-analysis ...
Heim A - - 1997
Detection of enterovirus RNA in endomyocardial biopsies (EMB) by reverse transcription/polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) is currently the preferred diagnostic procedure in suspected enterovirus heart disease (EHD), which can present clinically as myocarditis, dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). EMB and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) of 44 ...
Yamashita K - - 1997
The authors report a patient with eosinophilic myocarditis who developed severe chest pain with marked elevation of the ST segment on the electrocardiogram, which led them to suspect the presence of acute myocardial infarction. Emergency coronary angiography showed numerous occlusions and stenoses at the distal right and left coronary arteries, ...
Armstrong A T - - 1997
BACKGROUND: This study examined the relationship between transplant vascular sclerosis (TVS) and tissue fibrosis, features of chronic rejection that can develop rapidly in accepted heterotopic murine cardiac allografts. METHODS: The rate of development of interstitial fibrosis or TVS development was determined by computerized analysis of tissue sections from DBA/2-->C57BL/6 heterotopic ...
Clesham G J - - 1997
The severity of cardiac infiltration in AL amyloidosis is unrelated to whole body amyloid load as measured by serum amyloid P (SAP) tracer studies. Radiolabeled SAP and echocardiography permit identification of patients with severe cardiac disease with a low whole body load who may be the best candidates for transplantation.
Reuhl J - - 1997
Two relatively young women died suddenly due to myocardial sarcoidosis. Necropsy in both cases revealed compact infiltration of the ventricular septum by fibrous tissue. Histologic sections elucidated extensive granulomatous degeneration and giant cells of the Langhans' and foreign body type without central necrosis of the granulomas. Both women had been ...
Itoh E - - 1997
A 47-year-old woman was admitted with fever, hypotension, an elevated serum creatinine kinase level, and electrocardiographic abnormalities, which led to the diagnosis of acute myocarditis. She was placed on percutaneous cardiopulmonary support because of hemodynamic collapse on the third hospital day. Serial echocardiography showed gradual recovery of profound hypokinesis and ...
Drury John H. - - 1997
Endomyocardial biopsy is fundamental to the success of cardiac transplantation and can also provide important information for the diagnosis of primary and secondary myocardial pathology. Classically, endomyocardial biopsy procedures have utilized fluoroscopy to guide bioptome manipulation. However, echocardiographic guidance has many distinct advantages. We review our experience of 4301 echocardiography ...
Patel A R - - 1997
This study was designed to characterize the geometry and function of the right ventricle and its prognostic significance in patients with primary (AL) cardiac amyloidosis. AL amyloidosis is an infiltrative systemic disease that can result in thickening of heart structures and rapidly progressive congestive heart failure due to restrictive ventricular ...
Eccleshall S C - - 1997
A 50 year old, recent cardiac transplant recipient developed systolic and diastolic murmurs but remained asymptomatic. The cause of the murmurs was not evident at transthoracic echocardiography. During routine left heart catheterisation a left anterior descending artery to right ventricular fistula was evident arising from the distal vessel and presumably ...
Chandrasoma P - - 1997
A novel pathophysiology of Barrett's esophagus and a new method of assessing biopsy specimens in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are presented. This is based on the observation in autopsy studies of patients without GERD that the squamous epithelium of the esophagus transitions directly to fundic mucosa in many ...
Dubrey S W - - 1997
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether patients with myocardial amyloidosis due either to AL (primary) amyloid or familial amyloid have distinguishing echocardiographic or electrocardiographic features; and to compare the prevalence of heart failure and survival in the two types of amyloidosis in relation to echocardiographic findings. DESIGN: Blinded group comparison of randomly ...
Galiuto L L Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN 55905, - - 1997
To report a case of eosinophilic myocarditis with remarkable initial clinical manifestations and outcome. A 67-year-old woman with hypertension and a history of asthma and drug hypersensitivity was referred to our institution with a diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction on the basis of severe chest pain, ST elevation on an ...
Raev D - - 1997
It is well known that viral myocarditis can mimic acute myocardial infarction and the differentiation of both diseases presents a diagnostic challenge. This report discusses the case presentation of an 18-year-old man who developed acute Staphylococcal myocarditis in the setting of acute tonsillitis in whom clinical, enzymatic, and electrocardiographic findings ...
Leon F - - 1997
The authors describe the case of a fifty-nine-year-old white man, previously in good health, who initiated his present illness with acute episode of enterocolitis characterized by mild fever and, in the next eight hours, twenty-four episodes of watery diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, as well as generalized sweating and severe weakness ...
Frustaci A - - 1997
A previously unreported case of small-vessel myocardial vasculitis presenting as restrictive cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure is described. The hemodynamic study, showing severely increased and equalized diastolic pressures in atrial and ventricular chambers, and cardiac MRI, showing normal pericardium and ventricular endomyocardial biopsy, not including myocardial vascular component, were insufficient ...
Nakchbandi I A - - 1997
We report a case of primary cardiac lymphoma in a patient who was not infected with human immunodeficiency virus and had symptoms suggestive of upper gastrointestinal (GI) disease. Examination revealed no GI abnormalities. Echocardiography, prompted by sudden development of congestive heart failure, revealed a large right atrial mass. Cardiac biopsy ...
Kooy N W - - 1997
OBJECTIVES: Production of nitric oxide via the cytokine-mediated activation of myocardial inducible nitric oxide synthase decreases myocardial contractility. Whether myocardial dysfunction is mediated directly by nitric oxide or indirectly through the formation of secondary reaction products, such as peroxynitrite, has not been established. Peroxynitrite, but not nitric oxide, reacts with ...
Saxena A - - 1997
Role of echocardiography including Doppler is established in selection of donor and in the care of patients after cardiac transplantation. Its value for recognition of transplant rejection is however still evolving. We present here, serial echocardiographic findings in five male patients, aged 22 to 46 years who underwent cardiac transplantation ...
Oshiro A C - - 1997
OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency and type of cardiac manifestations in children with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and investigate whether cardiac involvement of SLE in children was associated with any autoantibody pattern. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of the medical records of all children with SLE (31 patients) seen between January 1984 ...
Borczuk A C - - 1997
OBJECTIVES: To examine a possible relationship between peripartum heart disease (myocarditis and spontaneous coronary dissection) and the presence of eosinophils. BACKGROUND: Eosinophils have been shown to have potential collagenolytic and cytotoxic activity. Eosinophils may play a role in postpartum uterine involution. The presence of eosinophils in spontaneous coronary dissection and ...
Pelosi F F - - 1997
A patient is described in whom severe cardiac dysfunction developed from amyloid deposited entirely in the walls and lumens of intramural coronary arteries, underwent cardiac transplantation, survived another 69 months, died suddenly, and at necropsy had amyloid again limited to the walls and lumens of the intramyocardial coronary arteries in ...
Schütz A - - 1997
The antimyosin antibody is often applied to find out scintigraphically whether myocarditis, myocardial infarction, or (recently) cardiac rejection is present. In the past, a lot of experimental work and clinical studies were done to determine its position, especially for the noninvasive detection of cardiac transplant rejection. Efforts are focused on ...
Kubo N - - 1997
In studies of all the layers of autopsied hearts from patients with chronic myocarditis, local clusters of lymphocytes are frequently noted, in contrast with hearts obtained from patients with acute myocarditis. Myocardial biopsy specimens, however are no larger than about 2mm x 3mm. With this in mind, the present study ...
Ueda T - - 1997
A 52-year-old man with inflammatory disease of unknown origin but no specific laboratory abnormalities was referred to our hospital. He has subsequently diagnosed as having adult Still's disease. During an episode of severe inflammation he suffered reversible myocardial damage as revealed by electrocardiography, echocardiography and 201Tl myocardial scintigraphy; this was ...
Tanaka M - - 1997
OBJECTIVES: This study attempted to assess myocardial sympathetic innervation using iodine-123 (I-123) metaidobenzylguanidine (MIBG) imaging in patients with familial amyloid polyneuropathy. BACKGROUND: Signs and symptoms of cardiac autonomic dysfunction are commonly seen in patients with cardiac amyloidosis. However, the incidence and magnitude of abnormalities in myocardial sympathetic nerve function by ...
Sekiguchi M - - 1996
Cardiac involvement in patients with sarcoidosis is an important consideration for those who are concerned with this strange disease. Sarcoidosis is not an acute malignant disease but may be noticed at the time of sudden, expected death as fatal myocardial sarcoidosis at autopsy. Even with modern advances in our ability ...
Chopra P - - 1996
Endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) has evolved as a simple and safe procedure with minimal morbidity and mortality. It is performed via the transvascular approach and can be done either as an individual procedure or, more commonly, at the time of routine cardiac catheterization. Sequential biopsies can be performed without ill-effects. Conventionally, ...
Chauhan A - - 1996
Right ventricular dysplasia is a primary disorder of the right ventricular myocardium characterised by a progressive replacement by adipose or fibrous tissue, proceeding from the epicardium towards the endocardium. Right ventricular dysplasia with the predominant clinical manifestation of an arrhythmia of right ventricular origin is defined as arrhythmogenic right ventricular ...
Nieminen M S - - 1996
Pathological cardiovascular manifestations are reported in four male patients, who had taken massive amounts of anabolic steroids while undergoing many years of strength training. One patient was referred because of ventricular fibrillation during exercise, one because of clinically manifest heart failure, and one because of arterial thrombus in his lower ...
Sakai A - - 1996
Histological findings in the acute phase of myocarditis were evaluated as a prediction of hemodynamic state in the chronic phase in 20 patients with clinical and pathological diagnoses of myocarditis who were followed up with echocardiography for at least 1 year. Endomyocardial biopsy samples were obtained from the left ventricle ...
Kohama A - - 1996
To determine whether or not myocardial fibrosis in the left ventricle increases after exposure to asbestos fiber, we studied myocardial fibrosis in 42 autopsied hearts; 17 of asbestosis (AS) and 18 of chronic pulmonary disease (CP) without pneumoconiosis. Seven patients with extracardiopulmonary disease were used as a control group (CONT). ...
Suddaby E C - - 1996
Viral myocarditis is the result of a viral infection that produces myocardial necrosis and triggers an immune response to eliminate the viral agent. Many pathogenic mechanisms may contribute to myocardial cell loss including the following: cytokine production contributing to disease severity; viral persistence, which may produce an autoimmune response to ...
Fornes P - - 1996
BACKGROUND: The knowledge of long-term changes in the transplanted heart is still incomplete. Among these changes that could potentially have an adverse effect on long-term cardiac function, myocardial fibrosis is of great concern. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible influence of acute or chronic rejection on ...
Pinamonti B - - 1996
The aetiology of right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy is presently unknown. A genetic background has been suggested, but myocarditis may play a part in its pathogenesis. Two familial cases of right ventricular dysplasia, one of whom had also a diagnosis of myocarditis, are reported. Both patients presented with ventricular arrhythmias. The father ...
Ahmed Q - - 1996
We report an HLA-B27 positive patient with severe psoriatic spondyloarthropathy who developed secondary reactive amyloidosis. The clinical course was characterized by progressive renal failure with nephrotic syndrome and cardiac dysfunction. He died suddenly and autopsy revealed diffuse amyloid deposits in the heart, kidneys, and many other organs. Amyloid deposits were ...
Jeong M H - - 1996
Acute infectious myocarditis is primarily by viruses and bacteria, but sometimes by rickettsia. Tsutsugamushi disease is a febrile illness caused by Rickettsia tsutsugamushi, and has been prevalent in Korea since 1985. Characteristics of tsutsugamushi disease are fever, rash and eschar. Tsutsugamushi myocarditis is rare. Cardiac involvement may include ST-T changes, ...
McNamara D - - 1996
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine the incidence, natural history, and outcome of left ventricular dysfunction in 102 consecutive heart transplant recipients. Left ventricular dysfunction (defined as a decline in the echocardiographic ejection fraction to < 0.45) occurred in 16 of 102 transplant recipients (16%) at a ...
Agapitos E - - 1996
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study is to investigate whether myocardial fibrosis measured by image analysis may be considered as an important and accurate index of dilated cardiomyopathy and its prognosis. METHODS: The study group consisted of 24 patients with dilated cardiomyopathy, which was diagnosed by echocardiography, radionuclide ventriculography, cardiac ...
Politano L L Department of Internal and Experimental Medicine, Second Naples University, - - 1996
To characterize the presence and behavior of the dystrophinopathic myocardial damage in female carriers of a gene defect at the Xp21 locus of the X chromosome that causes Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies (DMD and BMD). Cohort study from April 1, 1985, to April 30, 1995, with cardiologic follow-up performed ...
Mokuno T - - 1996
We report a case of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) complicated by acute myocarditis, which was confirmed by cardiac biopsy. A 26-year-old man was hospitalized with severe DKA. On admission, nonspecific ST-T change was noted on the electrocardiogram (ECG). The patient's levels of creatine phosphokinase (CPK) and glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase were slightly ...
Jolles P R - - 1996
Cardiac uptake of Ga-67 in myocarditis has been described in association with a number of disease entities. However, there are no reports in the current literature describing Ga-67 uptake in myocarditis due to systemic lupus erythematosus, a disease that often involves the heart. The authors present the case of a ...
Pita JP - - 1996
Ventricular perforation is an unusual complication after endomyocardial biopsy in heart transplanted patients. We report a case of asymptomatic right ventricular perforation and pseudoaneurysm formation, secondary to endomyocardial biopsy, diagnosed by angiography. The spontaneous obliteration of the pseudoaneurysm was observed.
Peters S - - 1996
The aim of the study was to classify the value of endomyocardial biopsies taken from the right ventricular septum in patients with ventricular tachyarrhythmias originating from the right ventricle. In a cohort of 62 young patients (mean age 35.6 years) 4-5 endomyocardial biopsies were taken from the right ventricular septum ...
Masuda T - - 1996
The disarray of cardiac myofibers was morphometrically evaluated in biopsy specimens, obtained from patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), hypertensive heart disease (HHD), chronic phase myocarditis and controls. Microphotographs of myocardium were taken at a final magnification of x 250. For each segment of myofibers, the longitudinal direction was traced on ...
Bellotti G - - 1996
The heart is the most commonly affected organ in chronic Chagas' disease, and lymphocytic myocarditis is often observed. However, the pathogenesis of chronic Chagas' heart disease is controversial. The purpose of this study was to determine whether in vivo T. cruzi antigens could be detected in hearts from patients with ...
Abela G S - - 1996
The objective of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility of isolating viable canine cardiac myocytes from percutaneous right ventricular endomyocardial biopsy specimens. Although histologic data can be obtained from percutaneous endomyocardial biopsies, this approach has not been used as a source of viable cells for evaluating pathological conditions. Study ...
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