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  • Bronchogenic Cyst Presenting as Acute Pericarditis. [Case Reports]
    Cureus. 2020 Jun 28; 12(6):e8874.Ramireddy K, Golamari RR, … Menetrey J
  • Bronchogenic cysts are speculated to arise from abnormal budding of the foregut tissue during embryogenesis. Around 90% of mediastinal bronchogenic cysts are asymptomatic, and a small percentage of them present with chest pain and dyspnea. Pericardial effusion is one of the manifestations described; however, pericarditis has not been widely reported. We describe a case of a bronchogenic cyst in a…
  • Colchicine for acute and chronic coronary syndromes. [Review]
    Heart. 2020 Jul 01 [Online ahead of print]Imazio M, Andreis A, … De Ferrari GM
  • Colchicine is an ancient drug, traditionally used for the treatment and prevention of gouty attacks; it has become standard of treatment for pericarditis with a potential role in the treatment of coronary artery disease. Atherosclerotic plaque formation, progression, destabilisation and rupture are influenced by active proinflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)-1β and IL-18 that are generated in …
  • Erdheim-Chester Disease: a Rare but Important Cause of Recurrent Pericarditis. [Review]
    Curr Cardiol Rep. 2020 Jun 30; 22(8):75.Chahine J, Alzubi J, … Klein AL
  • Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a very rare neoplasm of the non-Langerhans cell histiocytes. Pericardial involvement is uncommon, and we aim to review the current knowledge on the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and management of recurrent pericarditis due to ECD. We also aim to raise awareness of the importance of considering ECD as a differential diagnosis for recurrent pericarditis in …
    Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Dec; 58(4):590-594.Lampalo M, Jukić I, … Popović-Grle S
  • During a two-year period (2001-2003), 464 patients were treated for tuberculosis at Jordanovac Department for Lung Diseases in Croatia. Besides pulmonary tuberculosis in 97.7% of patients, patients were also treated for tuberculous pleurisy (0.9%), tuberculous laryngitis (0.6%), tuberculous meningitis (0.2%), tuberculous pericarditis (0.2%) and urogenital tuberculosis (0.4%). Out of the total num…
  • Electrocardiographic features of patients with COVID-19 pneumonia. [Journal Article]
    Eur J Intern Med. 2020 Jun 20 [Online ahead of print]Angeli F, Spanevello A, … Verdecchia P
  • CONCLUSIONS: . ECG abnormalities during hospitalization for COVID-19 pneumonia reflect a wide spectrum of cardiovascular complications, exhibit a late onset, do not progress in parallel with pulmonary abnormalities and may occur after negative nasopharyngeal swabs.
  • Primary pericardial angiosarcoma: case report and review of treatment options. [Case Reports]
    Ecancermedicalscience. 2020; 14:1056.Yadav U, Mangla A
  • A primary cardiac angiosarcoma is a rare type of soft-tissue sarcoma with a high mortality rate. This report describes a young woman who presented with chest pain and worsening shortness of breath over the course of a year. She was diagnosed with and treated for latent tuberculosis and autoimmune pericarditis over the last year, however, her condition kept worsening. Further workup revealed a lar…
  • SARS-CoV-2 and cardiovascular complications: From molecular mechanisms to pharmaceutical management. [Review]
    Biochem Pharmacol. 2020 Jun 21; 178:114114.Wu L, O'Kane AM, … Ren J
  • The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), elicited by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, is a pandemic public health emergency of global concern. Other than the profound severe pulmonary damage, SARS-CoV-2 infection also leads to a series of cardiovascular abnormalities, including myocardial injury, myocarditis and pericarditis, arrhythmia and cardiac arrest, c…
  • Novel Pharmacotherapies for Recurrent Pericarditis: Current Options in 2020. [Review]
    Curr Cardiol Rep. 2020 Jun 19; 22(8):59.Tombetti E, Mulè A, … Carnovale C
  • Recent advances have shown impressive results by anti-interleukin 1 (IL-1) agents in refractory idiopathic recurrent pericarditis. PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We critically discuss the current state of the art of therapy of relapsing pericarditis, with a focus on new pharmacological approaches and on specific clinical settings such as pregnancy, pediatric patients, and secondary forms of relapsing perica…
  • Coexisting Diseases in Patients with Familial Mediterranean Fever. [Journal Article]
    Open Access Rheumatol. 2020; 12:65-71.Salehzadeh F, Enteshari Moghaddam A
  • CONCLUSIONS: Coexisting disease in patients with FMF is presented with positive MEFV gene mutations particularly with these five common variant alleles: M694V, E148Q, V726A, M680I, and M694I. The commonly associated diseases are rheumatologic, gastrointestinal and CNS disorders.
  • [Cardiac Tamponade as Cardio-Oncologic Emergency Disease]. [Journal Article]
    Gan To Kagaku Ryoho. 2020 Jun; 47(6):881-884.Suzuki T, Tajiri K, Sekine I
  • The causes of cardiac tamponade include neoplastic pericarditis as well as radiation-induced, drug-induced, purulent and iatrogenic pericarditis. Since we can get access to the advanced cancer therapy these days, some of the cardiac tamponade patients can survive longer if we can manage their pericardial effusion well. Here, we will summarize the clinical evidence in cardiac tamponade in patients…
  • Cryptococcal pericarditis in a heart transplant recipient. [Review]
    Transpl Infect Dis. 2020 Jun 13 [Online ahead of print]Mann S, Tobolowsky F, … Benamu E
  • We present a case of Cryptococcus neoformans pericarditis in a cardiac transplant recipient. This article reviews the diagnosis, treatment, and complications of cryptococcosis specifically in transplant patients. While pericarditis is a rare manifestation of Cryptococcus infection, this case highlights that cryptococcosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis for solid organ transpla…
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