- Echocardiographic and electrocardiographic abnormalities in adults living with human immunodeficiency virus: a cross-sectional study in the Yaoundé Central Hospital, Cameroon. [Journal Article]
- CDCardiovasc Diagn Ther 2017; 7(6):607-615
- CONCLUSIONS: HIV infected adults have more echocardiographic and ECG abnormalities compared to non-infected adults. The ECG and echocardiographic anomalies varied, and depends on the severity of immune deficiency.
- Lower cardiac index levels relate to lower cerebral blood flow in older adults. [Journal Article]
- NeurNeurology 2017 Dec 05; 89(23):2327-2334
- CONCLUSIONS: Among older adults without stroke, dementia, or heart failure, systemic blood flow correlates with cerebral CBF in the temporal lobe, independently of prevalent CVD, but not CVR.
- Acquired Heart Disease Superimposed on Congenital Heart Disease. [Case Reports]
- AJAm J Cardiol 2017 Nov 15; 120(10):1903-1904
- A 50-year-old man with a murmur since birth developed systemic arterial hypertension as an adult. He came to the hospital because of dyspnea. He had a pulmonic valve ejection click and a murmur of pu...
A 50-year-old man with a murmur since birth developed systemic arterial hypertension as an adult. He came to the hospital because of dyspnea. He had a pulmonic valve ejection click and a murmur of pulmonic stenosis. His echocardiogram showed biventricular hypertrophy, a flat ventricular septum, a D-shaped left ventricle, systolic doming of the pulmonic valve, and Doppler evidence of a 70 mm Hg peak systolic pressure gradient across the pulmonic valve and a peak right ventricular systolic pressure of 100 mm Hg. His electrocardiograms showed no evidence of the right ventricular and right atrial enlargement so evident on echocardiogram, presumably because it was obscured by the marked changes of left ventricular hypertrophy. Three years later, when he was admitted for sepsis and worsening heart failure with anasarca, the voltage changes of left ventricular hypertrophy had virtually disappeared, likely due to the large amount of fluid between the heart and the electrodes.
- Atrial septal defect in a Korean wild raccoon dog. [Journal Article]
- JVJ Vet Med Sci 2017 Oct 07; 79(10):1712-1715
- An approximately two-year-old, male 6.1 kg body weight, Korean wild raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides koreensis) was captured by the wildlife medical rescue center of Kangwon National University....
An approximately two-year-old, male 6.1 kg body weight, Korean wild raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides koreensis) was captured by the wildlife medical rescue center of Kangwon National University. Upon physical examination, the heart rate was 87 beats per min and there were no clinical signs. The hematological, and blood biochemical profiles revealed no remarkable findings; however, thoracic radiographs showed cardiac enlargement, especially in the right atrium. On electrocardiogram, sinus node dysfunction and bradyarrhythmia were revealed. Echocardiography showed a left-to-right shunting atrial septal defect. Based on these findings, this Korean wild raccoon dog was diagnosed with atrial septal defect. This is the rare case report of atrial septal defect in wildlife.
- ECG Of The Month: Mental Disturbance for 4 days. [Case Reports]
- JLJ La State Med Soc 2017 Mar-Apr; 169(2):58-59
- A family brought their 61-year-old mother to the emergency department because for 4 days she had been confused, incoherent, and somnolent. She also had dysphagia, dysarthria, diplopia, and had fallen...
A family brought their 61-year-old mother to the emergency department because for 4 days she had been confused, incoherent, and somnolent. She also had dysphagia, dysarthria, diplopia, and had fallen out of bed. She had been in the hospital 3 weeks earlier for atrial fibrillation and an exacerbation of congestive heart failure. She also carried a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and used an albuterol inhaler. She was obese (BMI of 45); and had adult-onset diabetes mellitus. She had a 43 pack-year history of cigarette smoking but had recently quit. Soon after arriving in the emergency department, she had an ECG (Figure);.
- Multiple pregnancy in a primigravida with uncorrected Pentalogy of Fallot. [Case Reports]
- BCBMJ Case Rep 2017 Jan 18; 2017
- Pentalogy of Fallot is a cyanotic congenital heart disease that has guarded prognosis without surgical intervention in infancy. Women with uncorrected defects rarely survive into childbearing age and...
Pentalogy of Fallot is a cyanotic congenital heart disease that has guarded prognosis without surgical intervention in infancy. Women with uncorrected defects rarely survive into childbearing age and pregnancy in this group is associated with a high rate of perinatal loss. Physiological cardiovascular changes in pregnancy can lead to maternal haemodynamic instability with subsequent adverse cardiac sequelae with or without fetal decompensation. Optimum management and pregnancy outcomes in mother with uncorrected Pentalogy of Fallot and twin pregnancy have not been described in the literature. We describe a successful case of monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy in an affected woman who has not undergone surgical repair. Her pregnancy progressed without any adverse cardiopulmonary complications. Her caesarean delivery and postpartum recovery were favourable, with successful birth of two healthy babies at 35.7 weeks. This case emphasises the importance of a multidisciplinary team, especially of obstetricians with expertise in high-risk pregnancies, adult congenital heart disease cardiologists and anaesthesiologist.
- Influence of the earliest right atrial activation site and its proximity to interatrial connections on P-wave morphology. [Journal Article]
- EEuropace 2016; 18(suppl 4):iv35-iv43
- CONCLUSIONS: The electrical contributor's site of earliest activation and intactness of posterior IACs affect PTF-V1 significantly by changing LA breakthrough sites independent from LA size. This should be considered for interpretation of electrocardiographical signs of LA abnormality and LA enlargement.
- Long-term outcomes of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation post-cardiac valve replacement. [Journal Article]
- IJInt J Cardiol 2016 Dec 15; 225:82-86
- CONCLUSIONS: In this single-center prospective study, treatment of post-VR AF with commonly used ablation strategies including CPVA and linear and CFAE ablation had limited long-term success, with ATa recurrence risk appearing higher in the setting of RA enlargement and rheumatic valvular disease and unrelated to valves characteristics.
- Asymptomatic Intradialytic Supraventricular Arrhythmias and Adverse Outcomes in Patients on Hemodialysis. [Journal Article]
- CJClin J Am Soc Nephrol 2016 Dec 07; 11(12):2210-2217
- CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of intradialysis supraventricular arrhythmia was high in our hemodialysis study population. Supraventricular arrhythmias were short, asymptomatic, and self-limiting, and although silent, these arrhythmias were independently associated with mortality and cardiovascular events.
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- Cardiac evaluation in children with hemangiomas. [Journal Article]
- TKTurk Kardiyol Dern Ars 2016; 44(6):498-502
- CONCLUSIONS: Hemangiomas in infants or children, even in small or premature infants, can be treated with propranolol without significant cardiac side effects. In addition, large dermal hemangiomas were not found to affect ventricular size in pediatric patients.