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Chou Chen-Ying - - 2012
Transient global amnesia (TGA) could be encountered in many situations even during invasive procedures. In ablation therapy for arrhythmia, there was only one reported case in the ablation of premature ventricular beats. We report a 31-year-old man having paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia who underwent TGA at the end of ablation and ...
Canpolat U - - 2012
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is characterized by vasculitic involvement of small-sized vessels and results in multisystem manifestations. Cardiac involvement is extremely rare and myocardial infarction with coronary thrombus formation in those patients has also rarely been reported. Herein, we report a 33-year-old man with acute myocardial infarction due to coronary thrombus ...
Brunetti Natale D - - 2012
A 68-year-old man with anterior ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction was treated with primary angioplasty of the proximal left anterior descending (LAD) artery. Coronary angiography showed coronary atherosclerosis and a rare combination of congenital coronary anomalies on other coronary vessels (myocardial bridge on mid-LAD and ectopic origin of the circumflex coronary). ...
Okai Iwao - - 2012
A 57-year-old man with acute myocarditis was transferred to our hospital from a local clinic. The patient experienced unexpected sudden cardiac arrest 16 h after admission. Mechanical cardiopulmonary support was started using percutaneous cardiopulmonary support, intra-aortic balloon pumping (IABP), continuous hemodialysis filtration, and temporary cardiac pacing with percutaneous cannulation of ...
Pires de Morais Gustavo - - 2012
A 72-year-old man was admitted to the local hospital with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction. In the first 24 hours, a new onset apical murmur was heard. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography showed interventricular septal (IVS) rupture and dissection of the right ventricle (RV) wall forming an echolucent pseudocavity that partially occupied ...
Takeda Koji - - 2012
Coexistence of aortic disease is an uncommon finding in end-stage heart failure patients requiring left ventricular assist device (LVAD) placement. A 38-year-old man with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy was admitted in stage D heart failure. Preoperative computed tomography demonstrated multiple saccular aneurysms of the ascending aorta and sinus of valsalva. We ...
Nagpal A Dave - - 2012
A 78-year-old man presented with dyspnea and mild heart failure with Cheyne-Stokes respiration (CSR). Workup revealed inferolateral ischemia in the setting of significant triple vessel coronary disease, and nil else to adequately explain his dyspnea and eventual respiratory failure. After he underwent surgical revascularization, his ventricular function improved, leading to ...
Ertan Cagatay - - 2012
Intramyocardial (or subepicardial) hematomas are uncommon conditions that occur mostly after myocardial infarction, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), coronary artery bypass surgery, cardiac surgery, or chest trauma. Coronary perforation is a rare complication of PCI and the subset of patients developing an intramyocardial hematoma, usually considered a catastrophic event, is even ...
Pratticò Francesco - - 2012
We report a case of dyspnea in a 71-year-old man who underwent heterotopic heart transplantation in 2003. At presentation, electrocardiography showed ventricular fibrillation of the native heart and then a progression to both donor and recipient hearts. Synchronized electrical cardioversion restored sinus rhythm and relieved the patient from his symptoms.
Dhillon Paramdeep S - - 2012
A 62-year-old man with uncorrected cyanotic congenital heart disease involving double inlet left ventricle with visceral and atrial situs solitus, L-looped ventricles, L-transposed great vessels, and pulmonary stenosis, presented with recurrent atrial tachycardia. Entrainment mapping revealed the arrhythmia mechanism to be an uncommon micro-reentrant cavotricuspid isthmus-dependent circuit (intra-isthmus reentry), which ...
Kukla Piotr - - 2012
We report a case of 59-year-old man with subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) complicated by ventricular fibrillation (VF). Continuous electrocardiogram monitoring revealed that J-waves appeared immediately before the VF. The present report is the first to describe a J-wave-associated VF as another possible mechanism of sudden cardiac death in patients with SAH.
Brito João Daniel - - 2012
This report describes a case of a 62 year-old man admitted for recurrent myocardial infarction and normal coronary arteries, caused by coronary embolism from aortic papillary fibroelastoma. Other conditions causing acute coronary syndrome and normal coronary arteries are discussed. A careful evaluation by transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography is required in ...
Koga Seiji - - 2012
A 60-year-old man was admitted to our hospital due to acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. He had a history of self-expanding stent implantation in the proximal left anterior descending artery due to stable angina pectoris 7 years earlier. Emergent coronary angiography on admission showed occlusion in the distal portion of ...
Katayama Takuji - - 2012
A 62-year-old man with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) had complete atrioventricular (AV) block and subsequent cardiac standstill. A previous electrocardiogram revealed a bifascicular block pattern. Because he also suffered from infective endocarditis of the native aortic valve, surgical therapy (dual-chamber permanent pacing, myectomy of the left ventricular outflow tract, and ...
Abid Leila - - 2012
This case report represents the difficulties in diagnosing brucellosis, which is an enigma with unusual cardiovascular complications. A 32-year-old Caucasian man with acute chest pain was examined at Sfax Hedi Chaker's Hospital. He had a night fever, although his cardiac examination was normal. Further laboratory analyses showed an elevated C-reactive ...
Rokutanda Taku - - 2012
An 87-year-old man with heart failure was admitted to our hospital. A transthoracic echocardiography showed diffuse mild left ventricular (LV) hypokinesis and LV noncompaction at the apex. A three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography confirmed a trabecular meshwork. After treatment for heart failure, LV end-systolic dimension decreased and trabeculae seemed to converge and ...
Mark Eckhard - - 2012
A 41-year-old man suffered hypothermic cardiac arrest after water immersion and was transported to our university hospital by ambulance helicopter for rewarming on cardiopulmonary bypass. He resumed spontaneous cardiac activity 6 h 52 min after cardiac arrest and recovered completely.
Kimura Yuichi - - 2012
A 54-year-old man was referred to a local hospital, located about 90 km from our hospital, with cardiogenic shock due to left main coronary artery infarction (LMCA-MI). Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was performed under intra-aortic balloon pumping (IABP) support, but resulted in insufficient reperfusion and his condition worsened. The helicopter ...
Soma Katsura - - 2012
Mitral and aortic valve regurgitation is commonly found in osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) patients, however, little is known about the myocardial involvement in this disorder. An 82-year-old man with OI developed heart failure and was admitted to our hospital. Echocardiogram revealed severe mitral regurgitation without left ventricular (LV) dilatation, but with ...
Yodogawa Kenji - - 2012
A 56-year-old man was admitted because of palpitations and dyspnea. A 12-lead electrocardiogram showed irregular wide QRS complex tachycardia with a slur at the initial portion of the QRS complex. He had preexisting long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation, but early excitation syndrome had never been noted. Chest X-ray showed heart enlargement ...
Tsuda Hiromasa - - 2012
A 76-year-old man with essential hypertension abruptly presented with slight left-sided leg weakness, despite normal strength in the other extremities. Left-sided Babinski's reflex was detected. There were no other neurologic abnormalities. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a small infarction in the lower lateral medulla oblongata on the left side. Cranial ...
Kaimoto Satoshi - - 2012
Intramyocardial calcification is a very rare condition. We report a case of a 72-year-old man with apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, who was initially suspected of having a thrombus in the left ventricular apex on echocardiography, but was finally diagnosed as having apical intramyocardial calcification on multidetector computed tomography. The mechanism of ...
Kujime Shingo - - 2012
This report describes an obese 39-year-old man who experienced ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction with total thrombotic occlusion of the right coronary artery. Culprit vessel flow was improved by aspiration. Data suggested that myocardial infarction had resulted from paradoxical embolus via a patent foramen ovale triggered by the Mueller maneuver, which ...
Eapen Danny J - - 2012
Herein, we report a case of progressive coronary vasospasm in a 70-year-old man who had a long-standing history of metastatic gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor. Despite octreotide, nitrate, and calcium channel-blocker therapy, the patient's urinary 5-hydroxy-indole acetic acid level increased, coinciding with an increased frequency of flushing episodes with chest discomfort. In ...
Cetin Levent - - 2012
Arteriovenous fistulae have a substantial impact on systemic hemodynamics, but their effect on cardiopulmonary bypass is not well understood. The left-to-right shunting of blood through an arteriovenous fistula can create flow problems during cardiopulmonary bypass. We present the case of a 59-year-old man with end-stage renal disease who underwent coronary ...
Cevik Cihan - - 2012
Isolated ventricular myocardial noncompaction is a cardiomyopathy that is being diagnosed more frequently in patients of all ages because of increased awareness and improvements in imaging methods. It is an extremely rare cause of heart failure in nonagenarians. We describe the case of a man who presented with heart failure ...
Demirozu Zumrut T - - 2012
We describe the case of a 35-year-old man with severe, dilated idiopathic cardiomyopathy who was placed on the waiting list for cardiac transplantation. While awaiting transplantation, his heart failure decompensated to such a degree that left ventricular assist device support was necessary. He did well on device support until a ...
Bernelli Chiara - - 2012
Coronary ostial stenosis is a rare but potentially fatal sequela of aortic surgery. The clinical presentation can include acute coronary syndromes, ventricular arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, or sudden death. Herein, we present what we believe is the first reported case of asymptomatic iatrogenic left main coronary ostial stenosis. The patient ...
Langford Alex A Cardiology Department, Musgrove Park Hospital, Somerset, UK. - - 2012
A previously fit and well 40-year-old man presented to the emergency department with palpitations after suffering an 11 000 volt electrical shock from overhead power cables through a mobile crane which he was operating. His ECG demonstrated the presence of new atrial fibrillation at a rate of 80 beats per ...
Tamburino Corrado - - 2011
Aims: The pivotal ATLANTA first-in-man study showed the promising safety and efficacy profile of the novel Catania™ stent in a population with ~20% American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) type C coronary lesions. The ATLANTA 2 registry was designed to evaluate the 12-month safety and efficacy of the Catania ...
Ku Bon D - - 2011
A 65-year old man developed sudden dysarthria, dysphagia, right-sided weakness, and sensory loss. The neurologic examination revealed left-sided tongue deviation caused by right glossoplegia. A magnetic resonance imaging scan revealed an elongated acute infarction from the left ventromedial portion of the lower pons extending to the dorsal pontine tegmentum area. ...
Takigawa Masateru - - 2011
A 56-year-old man with atrial fibrillation and complete left bundle branch block (CLBBB) developed heart failure refractory to the initial medical treatment. Both the CLBBB and cardiac dysfunction completely recovered only with an advanced medical regimen for rate control and heart failure. This report describes a case with reversible CLBBB ...
Lee Hyoun Soo - - 2011
Unroofed coronary sinus (CS) is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly described by a communication between the CS and the left atrium due to the partial or complete absence of the CS roof. Echocardiography is the most widely used imaging modality for suspected unroofed CS, but it is limited in its ...
Groarke John - - 2011
The case of a 49-year-old man who developed an ST segment elevation myocardial infarction because of very late stent thrombosis occurring in the immediate aftermath of a "storm" of recurrent inappropriate implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) shocks caused by a fracture of a Medtronic Sprint Fidelis (Medtronic Inc., Minneapolis, MN) right ...
Deguchi Ichiro - - 2011
A 63-year-old man presented with aphasia. A computed tomographic scan of the head revealed hemorrhagic infarction in the left temporal lobe. Magnetic resonance venography (MRV) revealed no flow from the straight sinus and left transverse sinus to the sigmoid sinus, indicating cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST). Because of rapidly deteriorating ...
Chen Stuart - - 2011
A 52-year-old man with asymptomatic pulmonary sarcoidosis was referred for fatigue and lightheadedness culminating in syncope. He underwent right heart catheterization with endomyocardial biopsy that did not show evidence of sarcoidosis or other infiltrative disease. Subsequent cardiac N-13 NH3 and F-18 FDG PET revealed perfusion-metabolism mismatched defects, defined as areas ...
Kim Jun - - 2011
Catheter ablation is performed in selected patients with a symptomatic premature ventricular complex (PVC) or PVC-induced cardiomyopathy. Ablation of PVC from the His region has a high risk of inducing a complete atrioventricular block. Here we report successful catheter ablation of a parahisian PVC in a 63-year-old man.
Zhang Xiao-Yong - - 2011
In this article, we describe a double-chambered left ventricle (LV) in a 37-year-old man. Its accessory chamber attached to the inferior and posterior wall of LV, and had normal systolic contraction without any regional wall motion abnormality. A double-chambered LV was suspected on echocardiography and confirmed by cardiac computed tomography ...
Lee James C - - 2012
We present a patient with an unusual combination of surgical findings, complicated by both a medical condition and the treatment there of. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 52 year-old man with Wegener's granulomatosis presented with groin pain and sepsis while on immunosuppressive therapy. Large retroperitoneal abscesses were found on CT scanning, ...
Kilcullen Niamh M - - 2011
A 34 year old man underwent a transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) prior to implantation of a biventricular ICD and DC cardioversion, to exclude left atrium and left atrial appendage thrombus. He had a history of repaired tetralogy of Fallot as a child, Stickler syndrome, atrial flutter and was status post recent ...
Leitgeb Norbert - - 2011
In view of reported fatalities there are still controversial discussions on whether electronic stun law enforcement weapons can cause cardiac fibrillation. Experimental data are contradictory. Simplified theoretical estimations led to a negligible low risk of 8.10(-7). With a detailed numerical-anatomical model of an adult man (NORMAN) cardiac exposure to Taser ...
Aykan Ahmet C - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Myocardial contusion is a rare complication of blunt chest trauma. Transient conduction and rhythm problems, right ventricular dysfunction, or pulmonary embolism may occur after chest trauma, but these complications almost always occur early in the post-operative period. OBJECTIVES: The objective is to describe a case illustrating that trauma may ...
Yoshida Toshihito - - 2011
A 57-year-old man who had been receiving chemotherapy for multiple myeloma complained of chest pain and was diagnosed with coronary artery disease. Coronary artery bypass grafting without cardiopulmonary bypass was performed smoothly, and extubation was done in the operating room. The next evening, cluster of ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation triggered ...
Koeckert Michael S - - 2011
Abstract  Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) is commonly used as a means of support for acute cardiopulmonary failure. In the setting of severe left ventricular (LV) dysfunction, VA-ECMO may be complicated by LV distension, which can lead to pulmonary edema and compromise myocardial recovery. Traditional decompression methods carry significant risk. ...
Hachinohe Daisuke - - 2011
A 51-year-old man was admitted due to an acute anterior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. After thrombolytic therapy using recombinant tissue plasminogen activator, stent implantation was performed from the proximal left anterior descending artery (LAD) to the mid LAD using a bare-metal stent (BMS). Since then, the patient suffered five repeated ...
Walpot J J Department of Cardiology, Admiraal de Ruyter Ziekenhuis, Vlissingen, The Netherlands. - - 2011
Symptomatic left atrial compression is a rare clinical condition presenting with heart failure, syncope or shock. A Med-line search with the term "left atrial compression" showed only 271 hits. Only 17 cases, of which 11 with hiatus hernia, of left atrial compression due to structures of the gastrointestinal tract were ...
Lutwak Nancy - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia is a common dysrhythmia that occurs at all ages. Its management is determined by presenting symptoms and previous history of the patient. Patients present with a continuum of symptoms ranging from palpitations to syncope. The incidence of supraventricular tachycardia increases with age. OBJECTIVES: To discuss the ...
Ukena Christian - - 2011
Pacemakers devaluate the accuracy of the electrocardiogram (ECG) for the diagnosis of myocardial ischaemia. We present the case of a 53-year-old man with ischaemic cardiomyopathy and acute chest pain. Besides biventricular pacing, new ST-segment elevations were present leading to the diagnosis of myocardial infarction. However, no ECG criteria for the ...
Riccioni G - - 2011
Isolated left ventricular noncompaction (ILVNC) is a congenital abnormality in the structure of ventricular tissue due to amorphogenetic defect during embryogenesis. This rare entity can be easily diagnosed by the characteristic appearance of prominent trabeculations and deep inter-trabecular spaces. Clinical manifestations of this disease include benign and malignant ventricular arrhythmia, ...
Kim Na Young - - 2011
Cardiac injury is a common but occasionally serious complication of blunt chest trauma. A ventricular septal rupture (VSR) is a rare complication and is variable in its presentation, temporal course and severity. Here, we report a rare case of 75-year-old man who developed delayed VSR following blunt chest trauma.
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