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Vallejo Jesus - - 2003
Acute viral myocarditis progresses through several stages, including acute viral infection, autoimmunity, and dilated cardiomyopathy. Recent studies have identified an important role for the myocardial inflammatory response during the initial phases of acute viral myocarditis. In this review, we discuss new insights into the innate host response to viral myocarditis ...
Goeminne Ann - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: Amyloidosis is a systemic disease potentially afflicting the heart. In this study we retrospectively studied patients presenting with major cardiac amyloidotic involvement. METHODS AND RESULTS: From 1997 until 2000, eight patients with major cardiac involvement of amyloidosis resulting in heart failure were diagnosed. All patients presented with heart failure. ...
Maruyoshi Hidetomo - - 2003
A73-year-old man with a history of bronchial asthma and atrial fibrillation was admitted to our hospital because of dyspnea and back pain. Blood analysis revealed a marked increase in total blood cell and eosinophil counts. The creatine kinase and creatine kinase-MB increased slightly. The ECG demonstrated significant ST-segment depression that ...
Sawabe Motoji - - 2003
Despite a number of in vitro studies of transthyretin (TTR) amyloidogenesis the early stage of in vivo amyloidogenesis in the human heart is largely unknown. A heart with a mild degree of cardiac amyloidosis removed from a 90-year old woman at autopsy was selected for analysis. The genotype of the ...
Shiraishi Jun - - 2003
A 59-year-old woman with skin sarcoidosis was admitted to hospital for assessment of complete atrioventricular block. Cross-sectional echocardiography showed that the apical free wall of the right ventricle was thin and dyskinetic with dilation of the right ventricle. Thallium-201 myocardial imaging revealed a normal distribution. Both gallium-67 and technetium-99m pyrophosphate ...
Klein Rolf Michael - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: We tested the hypothesis that patients with biopsy-proven inflammatory infiltrates have an impaired vasodilator capacity of the coronary microvasculation. METHODS: In 80 patients with clinically suspected inflammatory heart disease, coronary regulation was assessed with the argon method (1) at rest and maximal coronary flow (V(cor)/V(max)) and (2) at rest ...
Bridgman Paul G - - 2003
The case of a young man presenting with an acute myocarditis is described. Transthoracic echocardiography showed severe asymmetric thickening of the posterolateral left ventricle with associated hypokinesis. These abnormalities resolved following the patient's recovery from the acute illness. Asymmetric posterolateral myocardial thickening has not previously been reported in acute myocarditis.
Joo Chul Hyun - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between enteroviral infection and myocardial tissue apoptosis during the development of viral myocarditis in a murine model. METHODS: C3H/HeJ mice were inoculated with two strains of coxsackievirus B3, specifically CVB3 (cardiovirulent Nancy strain) and CVB3/0 (noncardiovirulent strain). Mice were sacrificed at 4, 7 and 10 ...
Tzankov A - - 2003
We report on a 51-year-old female patient who was diagnosed in 2001 as suffering from plasmacytoma. The patient had had complaints of bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome in 1999, treated by a simple dissection without performing histological examination. Congestive heart failure had gradually developed since that time. In 2001 echocardiography revealed ...
Chan Y K - - 2003
We describe a Chinese woman who developed severe heart failure 3 years from the onset of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Endomyocardial biopsy confirmed lupus myocarditis, with focal infiltrates of small lymphocytes and some polymorphic neutrophils. The conventional treatment for cardiac failure plus oral prednisolone failed to bring clinical and echocardiographical ...
Huff Lester Andrew - - 2002
A military aviator was initially diagnosed with myocardial infarction following a viral syndrome. Confusion about recurrence of chest pain versus gastritis led to his continued cardiac patient status until this was clarified diagnostically. He was presumed to have had coronary vasospasm, and was treated with a calcium channel blocker. Absent ...
Bilinska Zofia T - - 2002
We present the case of 23-year-old woman with good living conditions, one year history of ventricular arrhythmia and 6 months history of decreased exercise tolerance, who was found to have dilated cardiomyopathy after aborted sudden death. Endomyocardial biopsy did not show specific findings. Within 3 months she developed profound bradycardia ...
Vignaux Olivier - - 2002
PURPOSE: To assess the follow-up of patients with sarcoidosis and myocardial MRI abnormalities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve patients with histologically proven sarcoidosis and highly suspected cardiac involvement underwent initial and 12-month follow-up cardiac assessment including cardiac MRI (T2-weighted, functional gradient echo, and T1-weighted gadolinium-diethylenetriamine penta-acetic acid-enhanced sequences). MRI abnormalities and ...
Deng Jane C - - 2002
Cardiac sarcoidosis is a challenging diagnostic entity. Manifestations range from an incidentally discovered, benign condition to fatal cardiomyopathy and arrhythmias. In this review, we discuss the salient clinical features, diagnostic evaluation, treatment, and prognosis of cardiac sarcoidosis. A definitive histologic diagnosis of myocardial sarcoidosis is difficult, and treatment may be ...
Dardas P S - - 2002
Cardiac involvement occurs in up to 50% of patients with primary amyloidosis. Diffuse amyloid deposits lead to impairment of myocardial systolic and diastolic function. Due to the severe left ventricular diastolic abnormality, left atrial contribution to left ventricular stroke volume remains critical. We report a case of primary amyloidosis where ...
Winkel Elaine - - 2002
Myocarditis and its sequela, dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), cause substantial morbidity and mortality, especially in children and young adults. Physicians should include myocarditis in the differential diagnosis of all patients who have new symptoms of heart failure, arrhythmia, or chest pain syndromes of unclear cause, and should strongly consider performing endomyocardial ...
Shioji Keisuke - - 2002
A 31-year-old woman suspected to have acute myocarditis was admitted to hospital and was managed with intra-aortic balloon pumping and a percutaneous cardiopulmonary support system because of sustained ventricular tachycardia. After immunoglobulin treatment, cardiac function and systematic inflammation were improved. The left ventricular endomyocardial biopsy revealed massive necrosis and degeneration ...
Bryant Randall M - - 2002
Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a rare clinical entity in children. Occult myocarditis has not been previously implicated as an etiologic agent. A 3-year-old female presents with a presumed breath-holding spell and is found to have ventricular fibrillation requiring DC cardioversion. An invasive electrophysiological study was performed demonstrating the ...
Wijetunga Mevan - - 2002
Although clinical manifestations of myocarditis in systemic lupus erythematosus are uncommon, noninvasive cardiac testing may detect subclinical cases. The pathogenesis of myocarditis in systemic lupus erythematosus has been ascribed to many factors, including autoimmunity, medications, and coexisting diseases. Lupus myocarditis merits urgent clinical attention because of the likely progression to ...
DeMeester Steven R - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: The normal histology at the gastroesophageal junction, and in particular the nature of cardiac mucosa, remains in dispute. Likewise, the relationship of intestinal metaplasia at the gastroesophageal junction (CIM) to Barrett's and intestinal metaplasia of the stomach (GIM) is unclear. The aim of this study was to assess the ...
Drobinski Gérard - - 2002
In a heart transplant patient who had undergone several endomyocardial biopsies, ultrasound examination revealed severe left ventricular dysfunction after a stroke. Coronary angiography showed a distal left anterior descending artery fistula to the right ventricle. Left ventricular angiogram showed apical dyskinesia. The electrocardiogram and angiographic changes were thought to be ...
Kwok On-Hing - - 2002
A case in which the diagnosis of idiopathic giant cell myocarditis was obscured by the presence of severe coronary artery disease is described. A 47-year-old man presented with recurrent inferior myocardial infarction and complete heart block. Cardiac catheterization confirmed severe 2-vessel disease and left ventricular dysfunction. Incessant ventricular arrhythmia rapidly ...
Jia Chao Xiang - - 2002
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine regional variation in myocardial water content (%MWC) throughout the iatrogenically edematous pig heart. METHODS: Edema was induced by hemodilution in domestic swine (n = 26). Hearts were arrested with potassium chloride. The left ventricular free wall (LVFW), interventricular septum (IVS), and ...
Lychkova A E - - 2002
Myocarditis was induced by synergic interactions of serotonin- and cholinergic nerve fibers during potentiation of vagal inhibition of cardiac activity by stimulation of the stellate ganglion. Thus modeled myocarditis was associated with increased content of serotonin and decreased concentrations of acetylcholine and catecholamines in the myocardial tissue. Blockade of 5HT3(S3) ...
Nakamura Kazufumi - - 2002
Oxidative stress has been implicated in the pathogenesis of heart failure. However, direct evidence of oxidative stress generation in the human failing myocardium has not been obtained. Furthermore, the effect of carvedilol, a vasodilating beta-blocker with antioxidant activity, on oxidative stress in human failing hearts has not been assessed. This ...
Frustaci Andrea - - 2002
Though many publications in the field of myocarditis and cardiomyopathies have renewed interest in the value of endomyocardial biopsy, its role in the work-up of patients with cardiomyopathies, idiopathic arrhythmias and even ischemic heart disease, is still debated. Since its introduction in 1963 the technique has been developed with current ...
Yamano Shigeru - - 2002
We describe a 76-year-old Japanese woman with primary systemic amyloidosis who presented with angina pectoris associated with ST-segment and T-wave abnormalities resulting from intramyocardial coronary artery amyloidosis. The patient was admitted to our hospital because of dyspnea and pretibial edema 7 years after the diagnosis of variant angina. A diagnosis ...
Shields Raymond C - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic giant cell myocarditis (GCM) is an uncommon cause of cardiac failure distinguished clinically from lymphocytic myocarditis by rapidly progressive heart failure, arrhythmias, and heart block. Unlike fulminant lymphocytic myocarditis, patients with fulminant cardiac failure caused by GCM may respond to certain immunosuppressive agents; however, right ventricular endomyocardial biopsy ...
Yamani Mohamad H - - 2002
OBJECTIVES: This study was undertaken to test the hypothesis that transplant coronary vasculopathy (CV) is associated with increased myocardial protein expression of both tissue factor (TF) and integrin alphavbeta3. BACKGROUND: The vitronectin receptor (integrin alphavbeta3) and TF have recently been found to play a key role in apoptotic cell death ...
Chan Y C - - 2002
INTRODUCTION: Allopurinol hypersensitivity syndrome is an idiosyncratic drug reaction characterised by an acute and severe multiorgan disease. It usually begins 2 to 6 weeks after starting allopurinol. The most important and critical characteristics are the presence of visceral involvement and haematological abnormalities; hepatitis, interstitial nephritis and eosinophilia are most frequently ...
Mehra Mandeep R - - 2002
Endomyocardial biopsy has stood the test of time as a surveillance technique; however, the expense, resources required, invasive nature, and low but definite risks have motivated investigators to pursue less invasive techniques. The search for noninvasive surveillance techniques for cardiac rejection have centered on measurements of cardiac function, intragraft electrical ...
Campana Carlo - - 2002
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to verify whether or not the clinical profile could be helpful in diagnosing myocarditis in patients with recent-onset (< 6 months) heart failure, suspected myocarditis and a biopsy-proven diagnosis. METHODS: From March 1998 to December 2000, 118 patients underwent a complete clinical, hemodynamic, ...
Veinot John P - - 2002
Endomyocardial biopsy is a commonly performed, useful procedure for the evaluation of cardiac tissues for many indications, including the assessment of transplant rejection, myocarditis, cardiomyopathy, drug toxicity, neoplastic involvement, chest pain, arrhythmia and secondary involvement by systemic diseases. The present paper focuses on clinicopathological considerations for biopsy use for individuals ...
Yamamoto Shoji - - 2002
BACKGROUND: The cause of chest pain in patients with normal coronary arteriograms (CAG) remains poorly understood. METHODS AND RESULTS: Left ventricular endomyocardial biopsies from 11 anginal patients with normal CAG and normal left ventriculograms and from seven anginal patients with coronary stenosis were studied by light and electron microscopy. Biopsies ...
Priglinger Ute - - 2002
In this case report we present two patients with unusual manifestations of eosinophilic endomyocarditis: A 69-year-old patient with a history of heart failure and ventricular fibrillation and a 16-year-old woman with ventricular fibrillation and an ECG indicating acute myocardial infarction had both normal blood eosinophil counts at the onset of ...
Sung J M - - 2002
The clinical significance of lupus non-inflammatory necrotizing vasculopathy (NINV) is not well established. For example, since lupus renal NINV is usually reported to coexist with proliferative and active glomerulonephritis, it is difficult to demonstrate the role of NINV on renal pathophysiology. Here we report a 16-year-old SLE boy with renal ...
Klein Rolf Michael - - 2002
The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of enteroviral infection in the myocardium of consecutive patients with serious ventricular arrhythmias by using a reverse transcription nested PCR followed by direct DNA sequencing. After exclusion of coronary heart disease, right ventricular endomyocardial biopsies were obtained from 32 consecutive ...
Danbauchi S S - - 2001
A 35-year old man presented with fever, weight loss, drenching night sweats and symptoms of cardiac failure for three months. Examination revealed wasting, peripheral oedema, bilateral pleural effusion and constrictive pericarditis. A diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis with bilateral pleural effusion probably due to tuberculosis was made. Human immunodeficiency virus antibodies ...
Ito T - - 2001
A 14-year-old girl with acute myocarditis, transient eosinophilia, and hyper-IgE-emia associated with atopic dermatitis is described. The patient was admitted because of severe heart failure and shock, and severe atopic dermatitis was seen. Blood examinations showed moderate eosinophilia (1917/mm3) and hyper-IgE-emia (830IU/ml). The response to treatment with dopamine was excellent, ...
R. Agrawal,K. Czerski,P. Goedde,U. ...
Introduction Especially for the prognosis of the patient it is important to monitor and follow-up the evolution of myocarditis with non-invasive yet fast and reproducible methods. To date only with endomyocardial biopsies can one reliably monitor the development of myocardial inflammation. The diagnosis of myocarditis is based on histological [1] ...
Coghlan J G - - 2001
For nearly 50 years there have been concerns that scleroderma affects the heart. The two main mechanisms that are thought to be involved are; a fibrotic process secondary to myocardial Raynaud phenomenon (RP) or an immune-mediated myocarditis. In the past year several studies have been published that confirm the frequent ...
Wolf C - - 2001
Carditis has become the subject of much study and discussion, although its etiology is still controversial. We wished to study the prevalence and possible pathogenetic mechanisms of carditis in a well-defined group of patients. In 664 patients biopsies were taken distal to the squamocolumnar junction (SCJ) and from the endoscopically ...
Badorff C - - 2001
A patient with cardiac arrest and documented torsade de pointes ventricular tachycardia is presented in whom acute coxsackievirus B2 myocarditis was identified as the most likely underlying cardiac condition. This case shows that torsade de pointes may occur as a rare manifestation of viral myocarditis. Serial serological tests and endomyocardial ...
Liao R - - 2001
Primary (AL) amyloidosis is a plasma cell dyscrasia characterized by clonal production of immunoglobulin light chains (LC) resulting in the subsequent systemic deposition of extracellular amyloid fibrils. Cardiac involvement is marked by the hemodynamic pattern of impaired diastolic filling and restrictive cardiomyopathy. Although cardiac death in patients with AL amyloidosis ...
Hiramitsu S - - 2001
The present study was designed to determine whether the wall thickening seen in acute myocarditis is caused by interstitial edema. The study group comprised 25 patients (idiopathic myocarditis, 17; eosinophilic myocarditis, 8) in whom acute myocarditis was diagnosed histologically and who underwent echocardiography and endomyocardial biopsy during both the acute ...
Watanabe N - - 2001
Acute necrotizing eosinophilic myocarditis is the most severe form of eosinophilic myocarditis, or hypersensitivity myocarditis, and is characterized by rapidly progressive congestive heart failure followed by fulminant clinical deterioration that is nearly always fatal. A 55-year-old previously healthy patient with acute necrotizing eosinophilic myocarditis was diagnosed by early myocardial biopsy ...
Chandrasoma P T - - 2001
An abnormal columnar-lined esophagus (CLE) is characterized by the presence of cardiac mucosa (CM) oxynto-cardiac mucosa (OCM), and intestinal metaplastic epithelium (IM) between gastric oxyntic mucosa and esophageal squamous epithelium. Thirty-two patients with CLE measuring 2-16 cm long had 5-37 biopsies per patient that showed CM, OCM, or IM for ...
Bustos M - - 2001
The pathology of cardiac xenografts has yielded critical insights into the mechanisms of xenograft rejection and the therapeutic procedures that might be applied to preventing or treating it. The conditions seen in rejecting cardiac xenografts include hyperacute rejection, acute vascular rejection, and cellular rejection. Hyperacute and acute vascular rejection of ...
Miura M - - 2001
A 64-year-old man was admitted to the emergency center of Furukawa City Hospital because of common cold-like symptoms and hypotension. He was diagnosed as fulminant myocarditis with cardiogenic shock and arrhythmia elicited by influenza virus subtype A. Cardiac angiography, echocardiography and biopsy also showed myocarditis, and serum antibody titer to ...
Matsuo S - - 2001
A 58-year-old man, who had biopsy-proven cardiac sarcoidosis, underwent TI-201 and I-123 MIBG cardiac scintigraphy. Although no perfusion defect was identified by Tl-201, mild heterogeneity of I-123 MIBG uptake was present in the myocardium. The denervated but viable myocardium was demonstrated in the heart with sarcoidosis. Cardiac sympathetic nerve function ...
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