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Weiss I S - - 1982
An 18-year-old woman suffered cardiac arrest and became comatose after ingesting a large amount of proxyphene and salicylates. Six days after admission, her pupils, initially miotic, became fixed and dilated. On the seventh day disc edema developed. This was due to optic neuritis from acute Darvon overdose. Within eight weeks ...
McConnell M F - - 1982
A case of pseudochylous thoracic effusion associated with feline cardiomyopathy is described. At necropsy there was no evidence of structural damage to the thoracic duct or other major lymphatic vessels. The literature covering this syndrome was reviewed and it was concluded that the thoracic effusion may have been associated with ...
Rakovec P - - 1982
The return of atrioventricular conduction is reported in a case after nearly four years of complete acquired heart block. After recovery from atrioventricular block, right bundle branch block persisted, but P-R interval and H-V interval were normal. Three months later a relapse of second degree infranodal atrioventricular block was noted. ...
Ham H R - - 1981
Quantitative radionuclide angiocardiography (QRAC) was performed with and without deconvolution analysis (DA) in 87 children with various heart disorders. QRAC shunt quantitation was possible without DA in 70% of the cases and with DA in 95%. Among 21 patients with prolonged bolus injections, quantitation of the shunt was possible in ...
Violette E J - - 1981
A case of cardiac rhabdomyoma producing sudden unexpected death in an asymptomatic six-year-old boy is reported. Cardiac rhabdomyoma is a rare tumor, and its ability to cause sudden unexpected death in children beyond infancy is not generally known. The great majority of afflicted patients die in the early infancy; few ...
Mörl M - - 1981
The diagnostic procedure to be followed in cases of Budd-Chiari syndrome and cardiac cirrhosis cannot be schematized. Although laparoscopy and histology can point the diagnostician in the right direction, they are not decisive for the localization of the occlusions. In the presence of lumen-constricting processes, the representation of the hepatic ...
Nishimura T - - 1981
M mode and two dimensional echocardiographic features consistent with previously reported autopsy findings of false tendons were seen in 5 of approximately 1,000 consecutive echocardiographic examinations. Later, the presence of false tendon was proved at autopsy in one of the five cases. Examination in three cases revealed heart disease: aortic ...
Khosla S N - - 1981
The status of cardiac involvement in cases of typhoid is variable and conflicting reports are available in literature. Cardiac involvement as assessed by electrocardiograms was present in 35 cases out of 294 cases of enteric (11.9%). These ranged from minor alterations to prolongation of P--R interval, Q--Tc interval and T ...
Przybojewski J Z - - 1981
A case of calcific constrictive pericarditis in a young White woman with a convincing history of previous acute rheumatic fever complicated by a possible valvular lesion is presented. Cardiac catheterization confirmed the suspicion of significant cardiac compression. Successful pericardiectomy was carried out, but microscopical examination of the excised pericardium failed ...
Giusti G V - - 1981
Two cases of death associated with the use of lithium carbonate are described. The first one concerns a 39-year-old man who was found suddenly dead on his hospital bed. Toxicologic analysis revealed "therapeutic" levels of lithium, nitrazepam, flurazepam, and phenobarbital. The second case involves a 54-year-old woman initially treated for ...
Houston M C - - 1981
Pericardial effusions are occasionally observed in patients treated with the new oral vasodilator, minoxidil. Almost all of these cases are related to severe renal or congestive heart failure, but very rarely can be observed in patients without an identifiable cause. Such a case is reported herein, in which extensive investigation ...
Forstot J Z - - 1980
Wegener granulomatosis is a necrotizing vasculitis whose target organs are classically the upper and lower respiratory tracts and the kidneys. There has been other end-organ involvement documentation, emphasizing the disseminated nature of this disease, but the literature concerning cardiac involvement is limited. The few case reports and general reviews show ...
Kubac G - - 1980
A malignant form of granular cell myoblastoma originating in the shoulder, gave rise to metastatic cardiac involvement causing infiltrative cardiomyopathy with heart block. The patient survived four months with a permanent pacemaker. The echocardiographic and histological features are described and the literature is reviewed. Features shown on the echocardiogram are ...
Przybojewski J Z - - 1980
A review of the literature on primary cardiac amyloidosis is presented. Its differentiation from constrictive pericarditis, both on clinical and haemodynamic grounds, is outlined. The importance of antemortem endomyocardial biopsy in establishing a definitive diagnosis of this relatively rare condition is stressed. Finally, an updated overview of the classification and ...
Southwick F S - - 1980
Asystole can be the presenting ECG finding of accidental hypothermia when the core temperature is less than 28 degrees C. Even two hours of persistent asystole does not represent irreversible cardiac compromise. With cardiopulmonary support and active rewarming, resuscitation and survival without serious sequelae can be achieved. Case reports and ...
Pellegrini G - - 1980
Six cases of Ophthalmoplegia Plus (OP) have been studied: all the patients had palpebral ptosis, ophthalmoparesis and descending myopathy. Hypoacusis, cardiac conduction impairment, small stature, mental deficit and vestibulo-cerebellar dysfunction were present only in some cases. EMG showed a severe slowing of motor and sensory conduction velocity in one patient. ...
Harrison N A - - 1980
The unique documentation by ultrasonography of a cardiac conduction abnormality in a fetus resulting in 'missed beats' is presented. Whereas cardiac arrythmias in the neonate are well described, the aetiology in the fetus remains obscure.
Zach M - - 1980
Three hearts sharing the anatomical peculiarity of a horizontal interventricular septum are described. In one, both great vessels originate from the superior right ventricle, in the other the great arteries are connected normally, the third one shows a single aortic trunc. It is concluded that the horizontal interventricular septum has ...
Kanemoto N - - 1979
A case of persistent atrial standstill is described. The criteria for diagnosing atrial standstill are separated into two categories: the lack of electrical atrial activity and the lack of mechanical atrial activity. Echocardiography of the anterior mitral leaflet is to be used as one of the noninvasive methods for the ...
Fisher C M - - 1979
One hundred and eleven cases of syncope or loss of consciousness are analyzed. Most are of obscure nature while some illustrate features of syncope that deserve further scrutiny. The cases are divided into six groups: Resembling cardiac syncope (30 cases); vasovagal syncope (22 cases); features of both cardiac and vasovagal ...
Clemmensen O - - 1979
A case of multiple neonatal haemangiomatosis is reported. The disease entity is rare and probably always combined with haemangiomas of internal organs. When visceral involvement provokes clinical symptoms (cardiac, cerebral, gastrointestinal), the spontaneous course often proves fatal. The prognosis seems to improve substantially if treatment with systemic corticosteroids is instituted. ...
Beran R - - 1979
2 cases of left atrial myxoma are presented, with a review of the recent literature on the topic, in order to bring this rare condition to the attention of clinicians. Both cases presented to the Neurological Unit of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital during 1978. The cases helped to emphasise the ...
Weitzner S - - 1979
A case of adult rhabdomyoma of the soft palate in a 60-year-old man studied by methods including electron microscopy, is reported. The patient was free of recurrence 2 years later. The eleven previously documented cases of adult rhabdomyoma involving the oral cavity are reviewed. The concept that rhabdomyoma is a ...
Kutty C P - - 1978
A leukemic patient presented with bilateral pleural effusions. The effusions were markedly different in their characteristics; left-sided staphylococcal empyema and right-sided lymphocytic effusion. To our knowledge, there are no cases of this type reported in the modern literature. The importance of bilateral diagnostic thoracocentesis in patients on immunosuppressant therapy is ...
Friedland G W - - 1978
Some of the classic studies on the anatomy of the lower esophagus are reviewed. In every case, the original sources have been consulted. The basis for a proposed anatomic description of the lower esophagus is established on the basis of the most modern research. The genesis of ideas on the ...
Burdick J A - - 1978
A review of the literature concerning heart rate and various forms of heart-rate variability and studies of behavior associated with these variables has been presented. Emphasis has been placed on the apparent discrepancies and inconsistencies reported within the literature as well as major methodological differences which make the integration of ...
Gopalakrishnan R - - 1978
A rare case of paraganglioma (chemodectoma) of the heart is reported. This is the fifth case reported in the world literature and only the second case discovered in a living person. A review of the historical background, embryology, anatomy, and pathology of the paraganglia is provided. The previously reported four ...
Goldberger A L - - 1978
This report describes a case in which the pre-mortem diagnosis of a right atrial metastasis from a bronchogenic carcinoma was made on the basis of distinctive PR segment (atrial repolarization) changes and atrial arrhythmias. The differential diagnosis of such PR segment deviations also includes functional changes, pericarditis, atrial infarction, and ...
Chopra P - - 1978
An interesting association between aortoarteritis syndrome (Takayasu's arteriopathy) and congestive cardiomyopathy has been described for the first time. The severe congestive heart failure in 3 out of 4 cases reported here was not associated with hypertension. Morphologic features of the heart in all cases were characteristic of congestive cardiomyopathy, while ...
Mirvis D M - - 1977
A 55 year old woman with palpitations during ingestion of food or drink was evaluated with surface, esophageal and dynamic electrocardiographic techniques. Recordings documented the consistent induction of supraventricular tachycardia by swallowing; no definable gastrointestinal or other cardiac abnormality was present. Nine previously reported cases are reviewed, with special reference ...
Rayner A V - - 1977
Intracardiac shunts consequent to penetrating thoracic injury have been reported in 94 patients. Two additional cases are reported emphasizing the frequently complex anatomic abnormalities, the variability in clinical course, and the favorable outcome of repair. From a review of the literature, it is apparent that most such lesions should be ...
Clark A N - - 1977
The clinical and electrocardiographic features of multifocal atrial tachycardia are described and illustrated by nine examples. It is almost entirely seen in later life and is often misdiagnosed as atrial fibrillation. It is associated with a high mortality and the majority of the cases described here reverted to sinus rhythm. ...
Reppert S M - - 1977
Pneumopericardium with cardiac tamponade is a life-threatening emergency in the newborn infant. The case fatality rate is high (75% in 41 documented cases in the English literature), and diagnosis often delayed (in 13 of 29 deaths the pneumopericardium was diagnosed postmortem). Treatment is frequently unsatisfactory, and recurrence of the pneumopericardium ...
Smolar E N - - 1976
A case of cardiac tamponade secondary to primary myxedema is described. The nature of the patient's pericardial fluid and clinical course compared with other cases in the literature is reviewed. The patient had no recurrence of cardiac tamponade. Complete resolution of the pericardial effusion occurred 10 months followint initial pericardiocentesis ...
Tanaka H - - 1976
Two cases of the Kugelberg-Welander syndrome (juvenile form of progressive spinal muscular atrophy) associated with cardiomyopathy and cardiomegaly are presented. The first patient, a 24 year old man, had atrial flutter with complete atrioventricular (A-V) block due to A-H block. Echocardiography revealed an increase in the left atrial and right ...
Pudifin D - - 1976
Total electrical alternans is an uncommon electrocardiographic abnormality in which alternation in the direction and/or amplitude of all the components (P, QRS and T) of the tracing is present. The phenomenon is seen only in association with occasional cases of pericaditis with large effusion's. Knowledge of this fact may help ...
Cooperberg P - - 1976
A case of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction caused by a parachute accessory anterior mitral valve leaflet is presented. The abnormality was detected in an asymptomatic patient by systolic murmur and thrill and was demonstrated by echocardiography, as well as by cardiac catheterization and surgery. These findings are presented. Several ...
Anyanwu C H - - 1976
A case of mitral incompetence and multiple ventricular septal defects following a non-penetrating chest injury is described. Cardiac injury was detected by electrocardiogram and by the appearance of a heart murmur in the second week after trauma. Superimposition of bacterial endocarditis seven years later caused cardiac decompensation and necessitated successful ...
Factor S - - 1976
A rare case of primary cardiac neurilemoma arising in the right atrium is reported. The patient was a 55-year-old woman who was treated for 20 years with drug and radiation therapy for a metastatic ovarian carcinoma. The cardiac tumor was an incidental finding at autopsy. Both light and electron microscopic ...
Durrani F - - 1975
Two unusual cases of cyanosis and atrial septal defects are presented. Relative hypoplasia of the right ventricle was an associated feature. In both cases cyanosis was the presenting symptom and the usual clinical signs of atrial septal defect were absent. Chest x-rays and electrocardiograms were normal and the correct diagnosis ...
Jenner R E - - 1975
Isolated chylopericardium is a rare cause of pericardial effusion. Intrapericardial chyle was first noticed by Hasebroek (1888) at necropsy. Twenty years ago Groves and Effler (1954) first reported a clinical case of isolated chylopericardium. The present case is similar to theirs in several respects, and is the nineteenth case to ...
Furberg B - - 1975
ECG tracings from 16 patients with spontaneous onset and/or termination of supraventricular tachyarrhythmias (SVTA) were studied. Of these recordings, 13 were made with a special technique which gives a high resolution of the atrial waves. At the onset of SVTA, the first atrial wave invariably had an aberrant configuration. The ...
Van Der Plaetsen L - - 1975
Five cases are presented showing on the EEG pseudo-rhythmic discharges appearing on almost flat lines, after reanimation of a cardiac arrest. The morphology of the complexes is quite similar, except in the period immediately preceding death, where they are more disformed. All patients died within the following days, except one. ...
The ACLS megacode simulator is intended as a review tool for health care providers certified in ACLS. Two cases are presented, and users must choose the correct interventions for each case. This resource has been produced by Ash Nashed, M.D. (Assistant Director Residency in Emergency Medicine, Morristown Memorial Hospital, New ...
Prioreschi P - - 1967
In recent years evidence has been brought forward supporting the hypothesis that myocardial infarction is not due to thrombotic occlusion of a coronary artery but to a metabolic derangement in a myocardium "conditioned" by coronary atherosclerosis. The author briefly reviews metabolic necroses experimentally induced in the animal and discusses the ...
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