Search Results
Results 101 - 150 of 246
1 2 3 4 5 >
Marrison V K - - 2012
The prevalence of syncope, in particular cardiac syncope, increases with advancing age and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Diagnosis of syncope within this population can be complex due to atypical presentations, amnesia for events and the overlap with falls. Thus, a lower threshold for investigation, preferably within a ...
Voyce Stephen J - - 2010
A unique case of right ventricular myocardial infarction complicating an acute inferior-posterior myocardial infarction in a patient with a single left coronary artery is described. The clinical, electrocardiographic, and hemodynamic features of right ventricular myocardial infarction and the angiographic patterns of anomalous single coronary arteries are reviewed.
Goyal Munish Kumar - - 2012
We describe a unique patient who developed hypersomnia as the sole presenting symptom of bilateral thalamic infarcts.
Thompson David R - - 2011
Aims  The purpose of this study was to examine the hierarchical and cumulative nature of the 35 items of the Myocardial Infarction Dimensional Assessment Scale (MIDAS), a disease-specific health-related quality of life measure. Method  Data from 668 participants who completed the MIDAS were analysed using the Mokken Scaling Procedure, which ...
Pride Yuri B - - 2010
The goal of this analysis was to determine the relation between myocardial infarct size and left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) using cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR). After STEMI, LVEF and infarct size correlate with prognosis, ...
Fernandez William G - - 2010
We present the case of a young woman presenting to a military field hospital in Afghanistan with a non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) associated with the diet drug sibutramine. We also provide a brief literature review on the association between sibutramine and myocardial infarction.
Bøhmer Ellen - - 2010
In patients with the metabolic syndrome, the prevalence of cardiovascular disease, disease-related morbidity and mortality are reported to be significantly higher than in a population without the metabolic syndrome. We investigated the role of metabolic syndrome and related biomarkers as predictors of infarct size in patients with their first myocardial ...
Kraus James A - - 2010
Papillary infarction is commonly observed in ovarian atypical proliferative serous and seromucinous tumors (APST/APSMT), but there are no published data on its significance. This study characterizes the features associated with papillary infarcts and microinvasion to further understand these phenomena. From consecutive hospital-based cases, 32 APST/APSMT in 26 patients (6 bilateral) ...
Lawrence Yaacov R - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Osler taught that splenic infarction presents with left upper abdominal quadrant pain, tenderness and swelling accompanied by a peritoneal friction rub. Splenic infarction is classically associated with bacterial endocarditis and sickle cell disease. OBJECTIVES: To describe the contemporary experience of splenic infarction. METHODS: We conducted a chart review of ...
Yeh Robert W - - 2010
BACKGROUND: During the previous decade, many strategies for preventing acute myocardial infarction found to be efficacious in randomized controlled trials have been adopted by physicians in the community. Although evaluations of quality improvement typically focus on process measures at the hospital, practice, or clinician level, assessment of improvements in health ...
Umredkar Alok - - 2010
Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a significant health care problem. One of the major determinants of outcome following surgery of intracranial aneurysms is development of intracranial infarcts. All patients underwent clipping for aneurysms in one year in the department of neurosurgery, PGIMER, Chandigarh were studied. Data regarding age, sex, date of ...
Berglind Niklas - - 2010
The association between ambient air pollution exposure and hospitalization for cardiovascular events has been reported in several studies with conflicting results. A case-crossover design was used to investigate the effects of air pollution in 660 first-time myocardial infarction cases in Stockholm in 1993-1994, interviewed shortly after diagnosis using a standard ...
Shimoda Masami - - 2010
Early infarction that occurs at the time of initial subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) due to rupture of an aneurysm is a poorly understood phenomenon. We investigate the frequency of early infarction using diffusion-weighted images (DWI) at the time of admission. We then discuss the pathogenesis of infarction. This study included 85 ...
Ohara Tomoyuki - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patients with acute lacunar infarction in the lenticulostriate artery (LSA) territory often show progression of motor deficits (PMD) after admission. The purpose of our study is to identify predictors for PMD using the findings of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) on admission. METHODS: From January 2005 to December 2008, ...
Sciagrà Roberto - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Female sex and advanced age have adverse prognostic meaning in acute myocardial infarction. Whether gender and/or age influence the relationship between infarct size, infarct severity, and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is unclear. METHODS: We examined 460 patients (359 men) with acute myocardial infarction submitted to successful primary percutaneous ...
Friedman D - - 2010
Brain stem structures are implicated in the generation of migraine and other types of headache. The patient described herein had chronic left hemicranial headaches associated with a left pontine infarction.
Escoto Heather - - 2010
We report a male child with haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis who developed myocardial infarction after receiving etoposide. He recovered well with supportive measures and after discontinuation of etoposide. We discuss the possible mechanisms and differential diagnoses of myocardial infarction in our patient.
Buss Sebastian J - - 2010
The extent of adverse myocardial remodeling contributes essentially to the prognosis after myocardial infarction (MI). Currently, therapeutic strategies that inhibit remodeling are limited to inhibition of neurohumoral activation. mTOR-dependent signaling mechanisms are centrally involved in the myocardial remodeling process. There exists a controversy as to whether autophagy is beneficial in ...
Denollet Johan - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Identification of post-myocardial infarction (MI) depressive symptoms is a major concern and clinicians are in need of a short, easy-to-use assessment tool for this population. We evaluated the utility and prognostic power of a brief 10-item version of the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI10) in post-MI patients. METHODS: Patients (n=416) ...
Dormuth Colin R - - 2010
[This corrects the article on p. e6080 in vol. 4.].
Bathina Jaya D - - 2010
Herein, we describe the cases of 4 patients who each experienced a myocardial infarction in association with nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis. We discuss the clinical presentation of this rare condition, distinguish between infective and nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis via a review of the medical literature, and present treatment options for myocardial infarction ...
Yokota Fumiko - - 2010
A 51-year-old man was referred to the Department of Cardiology in our hospital due to severe congestive heart failure and ventricular arrhythmias in March 2008. He had repeated ventricular tachycardia for years and the left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) was 11% on admission. A myocardial biopsy revealed that over 50% ...
Tung Roderick - - 2010
The presence of epicardial fat can confound the quantification of scar during transpericardial electroanatomic mapping. The electrogram (EGM) characteristics of epicardial fat have not been systematically compared with infarct scar using gross and histopathological analysis as a gold standard. The purpose of this study was to compare the EGM characteristics ...
- - 2009
[This corrects the article on p. 208 in vol. 3, PMID: 19513135.].
Brink Eva - - 2009
The negative effects of emotional distress on the recovery following myocardial infarction make it important to study coping strategies in this situation. The present study aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties and the validity of a 10 dimensions questionnaire labelled The General Coping Questionnaire (GCQ). The structure of the questionnaire ...
Sawaya Fadi - - 2009
We present a case of right ventricular infarct mimicking, on the electrocardiogram, an anterior myocardial infarction. The Grant method of vector electrocardiography is a seldom used tool but is a very accurate way of evaluating electrocardiograms and is as useful adjunct to pattern recognition.
Tseng Chih-Lung - - 2010
This study investigated the correlation of caloric- and vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) results with topographical lesions of lateral medullary infarction. Five patients with lateral medullary infarction were enrolled in this study. Each patient underwent a battery of tests, including audiometry, caloric test, VEMP test, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study. ...
Brändström Yvonne - - 2009
In the present study, we wished to explore physical activity in middle-aged patients 6 months after a myocardial infarction and to compare the patients' self-reported activity level with pedometric measures of footsteps/day. The sample comprised 89 patients with myocardial infarction, aged <or= 65 years. The self-report question showed that < ...
van den Bosch Harrie C M - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to validate free-breathing 2D inversion recovery delayed-enhancement MRI for the assessment of myocardial infarction compared with a breath-hold 3D technique. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Institutional review board approval and written informed consent were obtained. Thirty-two patients (25 men, seven women; mean age, 68 years; ...
Brink Eva - - 2009
This study explores myocardial infarction patients' experiences of adaptation to illness consequences after one year, focusing on experiences of "the self." The study sample consisted of 19 respondents (10 women, 9 men) who have suffered a first-time myocardial infarction. They were interviewed 1 year after the acute heart attack. A ...
Peukert Daniel - - 2009
Most animal models use surgical thoracotomy with ligation of a coronary artery to induce myocardial infarction. Incision of the chest wall and myocardium affect remodeling after myocardial infarction. The aim of our study was to evaluate a new minimally invasive technique for inducing acute myocardial infarction in pigs. To this ...
Kesavadas Chandrasekharan - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Two types of infarcts can be identified depending on the circumstances leading to its generation-infarcts with pannecrosis and infarcts with selective neuronal loss. Cortical laminar necrosis (CLN) can occur due to various etiologies of which infarctions and hypoxia are the commonest. Infarction results in pannecrosis whereas hypoxia and incomplete ...
Waszkowska Ma?gorzata - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the occupational functioning and identify health-related determinants of the continuation of occupational activity in workers with a recent myocardial infarction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The project was a retrospective study concerning 183 male workers, aged 39-65 years, who had suffered a primary uncomplicated myocardial infarction approximately three years ...
Pike Rodolfo - - 2009
Right ventricular myocardial infarction (RVMI) rarely occurs in isolation. Guidelines recommend that practitioners should evaluate for the presence of an RVMI in a patient with an inferior infarction who is hemodynamically compromised. Diagnostic and treatment modalities for an RVMI can vary from treatments used to treat patients presenting with a ...
Brink Eva - - 2008
AIM: This paper is a report of a study to explore health problems, physical and mental functioning, and physical activity in working-age patients after myocardial infarction, in order to assess the possible effects of these factors on return to work. BACKGROUND: A diagnosis of myocardial infarction may discourage patients from ...
Ruzsics Balázs - - 2009
PURPOSE: In the absence of additional ischemic insults, the peri-infarct region surrounding the infarct myocardium can recover function. T2 weighted MRI signal is sensitive to edema and used to detect peri-infarct, salvageable myocardium. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the alterations in myocardial strain in the peri-infarct ...
Florescu Diana - - 2008
We describe 2 patients with Babesia infection who presented with fever and multiple splenic infarcts. There were no other conditions present that could potentially be causes of splenic infarction. Although retinal infarction has been described rarely in patients with babesiosis, splenic infarction has not been reported previously in association with ...
Jones Rupert Cm - - 2007
Reported prevalence of myocardial infarction-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) varies from 0 to 25%. PTSD after myocardial infarction may affect quality of life, cardiovascular outcomes, and health service usage. Of 164 patients with previous myocardial infarction, 111 participated in the study and 36 had PTSD, giving a prevalence of 32%; ...
Roger Véronique L - - 2007
Myocardial infarction is a key component of the burden of cardiovascular disease. The assessment of the incidence and case fatality of myocardial infarction are important determinants of the decline in coronary disease mortality. The change in biomarkers used to diagnose myocardial infarction raises several methodologic, clinical, and public health challenges, ...
Vuillier F - - 2006
With the advent of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology, it is now possible to identify and determine the precise location of medullary infarcts. The lateral part of the medulla is most commonly affected by infarction. Classifications of lateral medullary infarcts are usually based on anatomical data, using rostrocaudal and dorsoventral ...
Dickens C M - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The extent to which depression impairs health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in the physically ill has not been clearly established. AIMS: To quantify the adverse influence of depression and anxiety, assessed at the time of first myocardial infarction and 6 months later, on the physical aspect of HRQoL 12 ...
Hayashi Seiji - - 2006
Pulmonary infarction is an entity of medical significance that develops concurrently in beta-thalassemia but not in alpha-thalassemia. The reason for this difference is yet to be elucidated. We have evaluated a 21-year-old male alpha-thalassemia-2 patient who had profound microcytic anemia and pulmonary infarction. Analysis of the alpha-globin gene revealed -alpha3.7/alpha ...
Bakx Carel - - 2005
BACKGROUND: As morbidity registrations generally do not make distinct first and following myocardial infarctions, it is still unclear as to what extent the falling rates of myocardial infarctions are caused by lower incidences of first myocardial infarctions. AIM: To investigate the incidence of first myocardial infarctions in a general practice ...
Yousef Z R - - 2005
Is there a place for the late opening of infarct related arteries, beyond the time window for myocardial salvage?
Naidich Thomas P - - 2003
The object of the study was to test the hypotheses that analysis of the anatomic zones affected by single anterior (A), posterior (P), and middle (M) cerebral artery (CA) infarcts, and by dual- and triple-vessel infarcts, will disclose (i) sites most frequently involved by each infarct type (peak sites), (ii) ...
Suzer Okan - - 2002
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the different patterns of renal infarction to avoid pitfalls. To present 'flip-flop enhancement' pattern in renal infarction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of a total of 41 renal infarction in 37 patients were done. These patients underwent initial CT and the diagnosis of renal infarction was confirmed ...
Ilić Mirka - - 2002
Plasminogen activator inhibitor was determined in myocardial infarction and re-infarction patients along with other parameters relevant for the Syndrome X, such as triglycerides, HDL-cholesterol and body mass index. Plasminogen activator inhibitor was determined in 58 patients with myocardial infarction and 18 patients with re-infarction as well as in 57 healthy ...
Sheifer S E - - 2001
This review addresses myocardial infarctions that escape clinical recognition. It focuses on the prevalence, predisposing factors, and prognosis of these unrecognized infarctions, and incorporates data from relevant epidemiologic studies, basic science investigations, and review articles. These data indicate that at least one fourth of all myocardial infarctions are clinically unrecognized. ...
Delva N J - - 2001
A patient with dextrocardia who suffered his first myocardial infarction after approximately 26 hours of a diagnostic sleep deprivation protocol is described. The infarction started about 3 hours after a significant improvement in mood, which persisted during and after infarction. Total sleep deprivation may be an acute risk factor for ...
Reardon Michael - - 2000
Up to half of admissions with myocardial infarction are over 70 years of age. Mortality in this age group is higher than in younger age groups. However, elderly patients are less likely to be managed in an acute coronary care setting. Low dose aspirin should be given to all elderly ...
1 2 3 4 5 >