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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Partridge L - - 2006
The left tracheobronchial double-lumen tube is the commonest device to separate the left and right lungs for differential ventilation. With the appropriate tube, the left bronchial cuff is positioned in the bronchus so that the cuff is beyond the carina but the tip of the tube does not occlude the ...
Biyik Ismail - - 2007
Cardiac hydatid cysts are very rare in hydatid cyst disease. We report herein a case of hydatid cyst mimicking left atrial myxoma. A 78-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with complaint of dyspnea and signs pulmonary edema and mitral stenosis. Echocardiography showed left atrial mobile, mostly solid mass with ...
Abroug Fekri - - 2006
RATIONALE: Cardiac biomarkers are used to distinguish acute dyspnea due to left-heart dysfunction from that of pulmonary origin. However, they have not been assessed in the specific setting of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD), where they might be released without left-heart impairment. OBJECTIVE: To assess the accuracy ...
Pradhan B - - 2006
Left Atrial Myxomas are notorious for their varied presentations. We describe one such case which initially presented with hemiparesis and seizures and was diagnosed as cerebral infarction and treated accordingly and decompression craniotomy with hinge flap was done for raised ICP and impending brain herniation. The main cause was a ...
Kizilkaya Esref - - 2006
The aim of this work was to study the handedness differences in the height of the right and left ethmoid roofs. Hand preference was assessed using the Edinburgh Handedness Inventory. The height of the right and left ethmoid roofs was measured with computerised tomography (CT). The incidence of persons who ...
Okumura Yasuo - - 2006
A 62 year-old-woman presented with a right bundle branch block (RBBB) and left axis deviation (LAD) tachycardia. Radiofrequency (RF) energy was delivered to the left posterior fascicle (LPF) where 2 presystolic Purkinje potentials (P1 and P2) preceding onset of the QRS complex were recorded. During RF energy applications, the QRS ...
MacLean Yvette T - - 2006
An 11-year-old Trakehner mare was presented with a firm moveable mass over the left maxilla. Radiography revealed a discrete opaque ovoid mass. Sialolithiasis of left parotid duct was diagnosed. The sialolith was excised by using a transoral approach and found to contain an organic nidus. The mare recovered without complications.
Yuce Murat - - 2007
Cardiac myxoma is unusual and mostly located in left atrium. Although it is a benign tumor of the heart, it may cause life-threatening cardiac problems like valvular obstruction, systemic or pulmonary massive embolism, infection, arrhythmia, malignance. We report a huge cardiac myxoma originated from right atrium. It was moving between ...
Hozumi Shunya - - 2006
The internal organs of animals often have left-right asymmetry. Although the formation of the anterior-posterior and dorsal-ventral axes in Drosophila is well understood, left-right asymmetry has not been extensively studied. Here we find that the handedness of the embryonic gut and the adult gut and testes is reversed (not randomized) ...
Meikle Ben - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: To determine if right transtibial amputees have the potential to safely operate the foot pedals of a vehicle with their prosthetic foot, and to determine which of 4 driving techniques is associated with the fastest reaction times. DESIGN: Repeated measures. SETTING: Outpatient amputee clinic. PARTICIPANTS: Ten subjects with right-sided, ...
Gülsün Meltem - - 2006
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the radiological anatomy of oblique fissures (OFs) on high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scans. We retrospectively reviewed HRCT scans of 144 patients with normal lung parenchyma. The uppermost level of OFs with respect to the ribs, configuration (concave, straight, convex and others), orientation ...
Conti C Richard - - 2006
This editorial reviews the clinical presentation, electrocardiographic manifestations, appearance of the left ventricle by imaging techniques, and the state of the coronary arteries in four left ventricular apical abnormalities (Table I). Three of these conditions, namely, noncompaction, apical hypertrophy, and left ventricle aneurysm, can be somewhat malignant. The fourth condition--tako-tsubo--is ...
Sanmartín Marcelo M Unidad de Cardiología Intervencionista, Hospital Meixoeiro, Vigo, Pontevedra, - - 2006
Local factors may influence neointimal proliferation following conventional stent implantation. In this study, the relationship between wall shear stress and luminal loss after coronary stenting was assessed using a combination of angiography, intra-vascular ultrasound, and computational fluid dynamics. Seven patients with de novo right coronary lesions treated with conventional (i.e., ...
Darwazah Ahmad K - - 2006
Myxoma is the most common tumor of the heart, with an estimated incidence of 0.5 to 1 per million per year. The majority of these tumors arise from the left atrium, and 20% arise from the right atrium with the remaining 5% arising in either the right or left ventricle. ...
Lausberg Henning F HF Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospitals of Saarland, D-66421 Homburg/Saar, - - 2006
Aortic root remodeling restores aortic root geometry and improves valve competence. We have used this technique whenever aorto-ventricular diameter is preserved. The operative technique is detained in this presentation. As a result of our 10-year experience with root remodeling we propose this operation as a reproducible option for patients with ...
Tranel Daniel - - 2006
Previous studies have shown that the left temporal polar (TP) region is important for the retrieval of proper names for persons. It has been proposed that the key specialization of left TP is for proper nouns (rather than names for persons, per se), which predicts that left TP should support ...
Mohr Christine - - 2006
Luria (1947/1970) proposed left-top positions in arm folding (AF) and hand clasping (HC) to be signs of "latent left-handedness". However, research since has revealed that (1) left-top positions are canonical for European right-handers and (2) combined AF/HC measures may provide more information about cerebral laterality than either measure considered alone. ...
Luzza Francesco - - 2006
This presentation deals with a case of atrial flutter. During 2:1 A/V conduction, the QRS complexes showed a regular alternation of narrow beats and wide beats with a typical configuration of left bundle branch block. In contrast, pauses resulting from 4:1 A/V conduction ratio always resulted in narrow beats. Disappearance ...
Barlow S T - - 2005
The authors describe a patient who presented with a left sublingual swelling. Ultrasonic and sialographic investigation showed no salivary tissue in the expected left submandibular region, but a large salivary gland in the left floor of the mouth deep to the mylohyoid muscle. This is likely to represent an ectopically ...
Gong Gaolang - - 2005
In order to explore the microstructure of bilateral cingulum bundles associated with side and handedness, fractional anisotropy was extracted from diffusion tensor imaging. Distinguished from the conventional region of interest-based method, a fiber-based analysis method called scale-invariant parameterization method was employed to ascertain the anisotropy along the cingulum bundle in ...
Saúde Leonor - - 2005
To establish the vertebrate body plan, it is fundamental to create left-right asymmetry in the lateral-plate mesoderm to correctly position the organs. However, it is also crucial to maintain symmetry between the left and the right sides of the presomitic mesoderm, ensuring the allocation of symmetrical body structures, such as ...
Bodiwala Kunal - - 2005
We present eight adult patients with noncompaction (four with isolated left ventricular noncompaction and four with combined left and right ventricular noncompaction) in whom live three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (3D TTE) demonstrated multiple, prominent myocardial trabeculations, deep intertrabecular recesses communicating with the ventricular cavity, and a typical honeycombing appearance. In the ...
Zaidel D W - - 2005
The relationship between bilateral facial symmetry and beauty remains to be clarified. Here, straight head-on photographs of "beautiful" faces from the collections of professional modeling agencies were selected. First, beauty ratings were obtained for these faces. Then, the authors created symmetrical left-left and right-right composites of the beautiful faces and ...
Ashalatha R - - 2005
Atrial myxomas are the most common primary tumors of the heart. Neurologic involvement usually occurs as a stroke with ischemic episodes. Following excision of cardiac myxomas, delayed neurologic events owing to aneurysms are rare and have not been reported from India. We report an operated case of left atrial myxoma. ...
Kang Gurjaipal - - 2005
A 93-year-old woman with a history of hypertension was noted to have a mass in the left atrium prolapsing partially through the mitral valve on a routine surface echocardiogram in 2002. A transesophageal echocardiogram was then performed revealing an irregular mass with an appearance of protruding fronds of tissue. The ...
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