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Carrel Thierry T Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Bern, 3010 Bern, - - 2009
Aortic valve replacement using the homograft valve has a special place in the cardiac surgical practice although it has never been widely used, in part due to the lack of tissue donors but also due to the perceived difficulty of the procedure compared with aortic valve replacement using prosthetic devices ...
Murthy B S Rama - - 2008
We report a case of right pulmonary artery to left atrium communication in a fetus at 24 weeks' gestation. Fetal echocardiography showed dilatation of the left atrium and main and right pulmonary arteries. The right pulmonary artery was seen to communicate with the left atrium. Color Doppler velocimetry demonstrated high-velocity ...
McLane Megan J - - 2008
An alpaca presented for emergency evaluation of respiratory distress. Physical examination revealed weakness, pyrexia, and a grade V/VI left apical holosystolic murmur. Initial thoracic examination and radiographs were consistent with left sided congestive heart failure. Blood cultures, echocardiographic evaluation, and necropsy findings established a diagnosis of bacterial endocarditis associated with ...
Halit V - - 2008
Unilateral absence of the pulmonary artery is a rare congenital lesion usually caused by backward displacement of the conical artery of the truncus arteriosus. The purpose of this report is to describe and discuss the treatment of an 8-year-old patient who presented with cyanosis and was diagnosed with tetralogy of ...
Ryou Kyoung Soo - - 2008
Carney complex is a rare autosomal-dominant familial tumor syndrome that involves the triad of myxoma, mucocutaneous pigmentation, and endocrine overactivity. To the best of the authors' knowledge, there are no reports of multiple fusiform aneurysms coinciding with atrial myxoma. The authors report the case of a 38-year-old woman with typical ...
Yamada Takumi - - 2008
A 48-year-old woman with class III heart failure and left bundle branch block underwent an implantation for cardiac resynchronization therapy. Right anterior oblique (RAO) view coronary sinus (CS) venography suggested the antero- and postero-lateral branches appeared to arise from the same vessel of a duplicated CS, but the antero-lateral branch ...
Komoda Takeshi - - 2008
Our insertion technique for the inflow cannula of the INCOR left ventricular assist device (Berlin Heart AG, Berlin, Germany) is as follows. The apex ring is secured to the left ventricular apex using eight horizontal mattress sutures with full-thickness bites of myocardium. Another eight horizontal mattress sutures are then placed ...
Patrianakos Alexandros P - - 2008
A 67-year-old asymptomatic male was admitted for evaluation of his arterial hypertension. The routine echocardiographic study revealed a large tumour in the dilated right atrium. The mass appeared to arise from the posterior wall of the right atrium. After infusion of a contrast agent, the mass appeared to fill with ...
Abramowitz Yigal - - 2008
We report a case of a 54-year-old man presenting with a right atrial mass 7 months after undergoing a left atrial myxoma excision surgery. The differential diagnosis included recurrent myxoma or thrombus. The patient underwent repeat open sternotomy on cardiopulmonary bypass. Histopathological evaluation of the mass revealed an organizing thrombus. ...
Binning Mandy J - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Cardiac myxomas are a rare but well-described cause of stroke that usually occur in young people. Cardiac myxoma can embolize to multiple sites throughout the body. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 45-year-old woman presented acutely with altered mental status and signs of lower extremity vascular occlusion. Pathologic studies confirmed the diagnosis ...
Janion Marianna - - 2008
Myxomas, as other primary cardiac tumors, appear rarely. The most common symptoms are typical of mitral stenosis or peripheral embolism. The rarity of infected cardiac myxomas leads to numerous diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties. We present a case of a 67-year-old man with fever of unknown origin. Laboratory results disclosed signs ...
Sakamoto Hideo - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: We determined the effect of varicocele repair on testicular volume according to scrotal ultrasonography, reported to provide the best approximation of actual testicular volume. METHODS: Forty-four men with left varicocele (mean age +/- standard deviation, 33.4 +/- 5.4 years) underwent varicocele repair. We performed both scrotal ultrasonography with color ...
McKay Tanya - - 2008
An echogenic band like structure was seen in the left atrium on two dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (2D TTE). Full volume three dimensional (3D) TTE and colour Doppler established the surrounding anatomical landmarks, and demonstrated the absence of obstruction related to this band. 3D TTE confirmed that this band like structure ...
Radvany Martin G - - 2008
Embolic protection devices were initially developed for the treatment of saphenous vein aorto-coronary bypass graft stenosis due to the significant risk of atheroembolism, and their use is well accepted. The use of these devices for carotid arterial interventions is also well accepted due to the significant consequences of embolization in ...
Natale Enrico - - 2008
In a 60-year-old woman with episodic exertional faintness, a large left ventricular (LV) myxoma attached by a pedicle to the apical interventricular septum and prolapsing through the LV outflow tract and the aortic valve causing a severe obstruction was found by echocardiography. Early surgical excision was successfully performed using the ...
Handke Michael - - 2008
During transesophageal echocardiography, a massively vascularized left atrial tumor was found in an 82-year-old woman with transient ischemic attacks. Coronary angiography showed several feeding vessels from the left circumflex artery and right coronary artery, which resulted in marked contrast enhancement of the left atrial tumor. Histological examination after tumor excision ...
Ibrahim Morhaf - - 2008
We report what we believe is the 1st case in the medical literature in which an intravenous thrombolytic agent was used successfully--without massive intracranial bleeding--to treat acute stroke induced by atrial myxoma. Our patient, who had biatrial myxomas with a dual blood supply from the right coronary artery, presented with ...
Cianciulli Tomás F - - 2008
Antiphospholipid syndrome is a well-defined entity that is characterized by spontaneous abortion, thrombocytopenia, and recurrent arterial and venous thromboses. A partially calcified right atrial thrombus mimicking myxoma with recurrent pulmonary embolism has not been previously reported in a patient who also had systemic lupus erythematosus and secondary antiphospholipid syndrome. Herein, ...
Masroor Imrana - - 2007
A 13-year-old unmarried female presented with severe colicky lower abdominal pain, radiating to left side, not associated with fever. Ultrasound examination showed a dilated left fallopian tube with minimal free fluid in pelvis, and diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease was suggested. MRI of the pelvis showed a complex intensity mass ...
Uskul B T - - 2007
A 31-year-old woman presented with a cough, pain on the left side on deep inspiration, dyspnea, and fever. A chest x-ray showed pneumonic infiltration of the left middle and lower lung and decreased left hemithorax volume. A computed tomography (CT) revealed an occlusion of the left main bronchus by an ...
Wang Ming-Cheng - - 2007
BACKGROUND: It is well known that both pressure and volume overloads contribute to left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and left ventricular dilatation in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Few studies have evaluated the association between increased pulse wave velocity (PWV) and LVH in CKD patients not yet receiving dialysis. The ...
Jung Young Chul - - 2007
We have investigated shape deformation of the insula to get a viewpoint of how chronic alcohol consumption affects the perisylvian region and compared the deformity pattern between the left and right hemisphere. A landmark-based structural and surface shape analysis of the insula was performed in 20 patients with alcohol dependence ...
Biceroglu Serdar - - 2008
Slow flow in angiographically normal coronary arteries is not a rarely seen problem. It is unknown whether it is related with conduction disorders. In this study we investigated the frequency of conduction disorders in patients with normal coronary artery and slow flow. The study included 36 (22 female; mean age ...
Sevimli Serdar - - 2007
A 57-year-old female patient with a mass adjacent to the left ventricle coursing along the left anterior descending artery has been reported. The maximum possible resection was performed at a maximum degree; however without complete removal. Histological examination revealed a benign primary schwannoma of the heart. To our knowledge, this ...
Van der Mieren G - - 2007
We report a case of an acute infrarenal aortic occlusion caused by embolization of a left atrial myxoma. The aortoiliac embolus was removed by an emergency embolectomy with a Fogarty catheter. Patient refused initially the resection of the small remaining part of his cardiac tumor. Two months later, he agreed ...
Novák M - - 2008
The present study proposed procedure for predicting an optimal left and right ventricular pacing interval delay (V-V interval). In 16 patients (heart failure, left bundle branch block, biventricular pacing) two methods (A and B) identifying optimal V-V interval were tested. Method A: predicted optimal V-V interval A (POVV-A) = electromechanical ...
Rashid Muhammad Misbah - - 2007
An case of torsion of the appendix of testis is described in a 10 years old boy. He presented with sudden onset of severe pain in the left testis of 3 days duration. Emergency exploration of the left testis revealed a gangrenous appendix of the left testis. The appendix of ...
Kumar Gautam - - 2007
A 65-year-old woman presented with dyspnea and bilateral leg edema for 1 week, worsening fatigue for 1 month, and a 7-lb weight loss over the last summer. She was clinically and biochemically hyperthyroid. Echocardiography revealed a left atrial myxoma measuring 6.2 x 3.3 cm protruding into the mitral orifice and ...
Lo Chi-In - - 2007
Two-dimensional echocardiography is a conventional tool to evaluate left ventricular thrombus but the use of real-time 3-dimensional echocardiography is not widespread. We report a 35-year-old man with unsuspected cardiomyopathy and a long history of both amphetamine and alcohol abuse. He presented with abdominal pain and right lower leg numbness and ...
Wang Xuesong - - 2008
In order to better understand the underlying crash mechanisms, left-turn crashes occurring at 197 four-legged signalized intersections over 6 years were classified into nine patterns based on vehicle maneuvers and then were assigned to intersection approaches. Crash frequency of each pattern was modeled at the approach level by mainly using ...
Clevert D-A - - 2007
PURPOSE: Myxomas of the left atrial cavity of the heart are a rare occurrence. Incidental diagnosis is mostly based on transthoracic echocardiography. Contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) seems to be a promising new diagnostic option for diagnosis and preoperative planning of treatment for patients with myxoma. It is an additional examination ...
Speltz M C - - 2007
A 6-year-old, neutered male Labrador Retriever was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, and an echocardiogram revealed a large mass inside the pericardial sac associated with the left ventricle. At necropsy, the dog had marked ascites, mild hydrothorax, marked hydropericardium, and an 11.0 x 7.0 x 6.0 cm, tan and red, ...
Ohgo Takeshi - - 2008
A 30-year-old previously healthy male was brought to our emergency room with loss of consciousness and convulsion. Physical examination showed that the femoral arterial pulses were absent. Two-dimensional transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography showed no evidence of intracardiac thrombus or tumor or of aortic dissection. Brain magnetic resonance imaging study showed ...
Milicevic Goran - - 2008
Embolisation of coronary artery from cardiac myxoma is very rare and it is not clear what happens with embolic material inside coronary artery after myocardial infarction. The natural course of myxomatous embolus is important because it determines the mode of surgical intervention. Different options of the course of embolus have ...
Annuar Bin Rapaee - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: To compare the assessment of global and regional left ventricular (LV) function using 64-slice multislice computed tomography (MSCT), 2D echocardiography (2DE) and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). METHODS: Thirty-two consecutive patients (mean age, 56.5+/-9.7 years) referred for evaluation of coronary artery using 64-slice MSCT also underwent 2DE and CMR within ...
Onbaş Omer - - 2007
Earlier publications have reported that common carotid artery intima-media thickness (CCA-IMT) was lower on the right side than on the left side and that left-handed patients have a lower risk of sudden death of brain infarction. This study aimed to determine whether there is an asymmetry and the handedness related ...
Stöllberger Claudia - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Disappearance of left ventricular hypertrabeculation/noncompaction (LVHT) has been reported only in myocarditis. We report disappearance of LVHT after implantation of a biventricular pacemaker in a 68-year-old female. She suffered from symmetrical polyneuropathy and heart failure New York Heart Association Class IV due to dilated cardiomyopathy despite angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, ...
Delaney Meghan - - 2007
We describe the autopsy of a chromosomally normal multiple-anomaly fetus with left side-restricted malformations, terminated after routine screening ultrasound. Autopsy findings were remarkable for severe left-sided craniofacial malformations including a cleft left frontal calavarial bone and an oblique facial cleft. Internal examination showed multiple left-sided malformations including severe left ventricular ...
Hildick-Smith David - - 2007
During transseptal puncture, once the needle tip has successfully accessed the left atrium, advancement of the needle, dilator and sheath into the left atrium can risk left atrial free wall perforation, particularly if the interatrial septum is aneurysmal and tents far into the left atrial cavity during puncture. We have ...
Tharp Amy M - - 2007
Sabot shotgun slugs are not a new projectile, but the Brenneke SuperSabot shotgun slug has never been reported in a homicide. We present the case of a 28-year-old man killed with multiple gunshot wounds during an alleged "drive-by" shooting. At autopsy, a 496.2 grain slightly deformed projectile with a base ...
Suh Sung-Hwan - - 2007
A 37-year-old woman was admitted to Dong-A University Hospital for rapidly progressive congestive heart failure. Transthoracic echocardiography demonstrated a large mass with a stalk that appeared to be a myxoma on the posterior wall of the left atrium. However, the histological diagnosis was undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma. We report a case ...
Shavit Linda - - 2007
Cardiac myxoma is a rare disease with a variety of nonspecific clinical manifestations. Embolic phenomenon is a well-known entity. However, total occlusion of the descending aorta by saddle embolus is very unusual. We report a patient with cardiac myxoma who presented with acute onset of bilateral lower limb ischemia and ...
Erkut Bilgehan - - 2007
Atypical cardiac myxomas are rare occurrences and may present with a variety of clinical manifestations depending on the location and morphology. A 46-year-old woman had a 4 x 3 x 2-cm myxoma originating from the superior wall of the left atrium, found by echocardiography and multislice tomography. The tumor was ...
Lansac Emmanuel E Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Bichat University Hospital, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP), 46 Boulevard de l'Hôpital, 75018 Paris, - - 2007
Dystrophy represents the most common etiology of aortic insufficiency and aortic root aneurysms in Western countries. Main characteristic lesions of dystrophic aortic roots are the constant dilation of the aortic annular base and sinotubular junction diameters, preventing coaptation of otherwise pliable bicuspid or tricuspid valves. Although these lesions are amenable ...
Lansac Emmanuel E Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Bichat University Hospital, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP), 46 Boulevard de l'Hôpital, 75018 Paris, - - 2007
Dystrophy represents the most common etiology of aortic insufficiency and aortic root aneurysms in Western countries. Main characteristic lesions of dystrophic aortic roots are the constant dilation of the aortic annular base and sinotubular junction diameters, preventing coaptation of otherwise pliable bicuspid or tricuspid valves. Although these lesions are amenable ...
Anderson Robert H RH Cardiac Unit, Institute of Child Health, University College, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, - - 2007
There is still no consensus on the best way to describe the anatomy of the aortic root. Different surgeons use the term 'annulus' to describe different parts of the components of the aortic valve. There is also lack of agreement within the surgical literature with regard to the nature of ...
Kallenbach Klaus K Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Carl-Neuberg-Strasse 1, 30625 Hannover, - - 2007
Presentation of the aortic valve reimplantation technique (David I): Removal of the diseased ascending aorta, excision of the coronary ostia and resection of aortic sinuses up to a rim of 2-3 mm of aortic wall as well as extensive external dissection and mobilization of the aortic root; placement of horizontal sutures ...
Seebacher Gernot - - 2006
A 65-year-old woman presented with shortness of breath, stenocardia, and tachycardia. She underwent several steps of examination. Echocardiography showed a suspicious formation in the right atrium extending into the inferior caval vein. The lesion was suspicious for a myxoma, a thrombus, or a malformation. Intraoperatively this formation presented as a ...
Fabijanić Damir - - 2006
A 47-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with a pleuritic pain, dyspnea, nonproductive cough and low-grade fever. An ECG documented a sinus tachycardia with S1Q3T3 pattern and incomplete right bundle branch block, and lung scintigraphy showed multiple perfusion defects. The initial diagnosis was pulmonary embolism. Echocardiography, undertaken before application ...
Doty Donald B - - 2006
This report demonstrates the method of resection of a left atrial tumor involving the right superior pulmonary vein. The unique features are use of adjacent pericardium as an in situ patch to reconstruct the left atrium when there is no margin of left atrium remaining on the pulmonary veins and ...
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