Acute coronary syndrome and platypnoea-orthodeoxia with thoracic and interauricular septal aneurysms.

We present a case of platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome in a 85-year-old woman with patent foramen ovale, interauricular septal aneurysm and ascending aortic aneurysms who was admitted for an acute coronary syndrome which could be of embolic origin and was responsible for ventricular fibrillation during the transfer to the hospital. PFO closure was performed by percutaneous device and right coronary artery obstruction was treated by transluminal angioplasty and stenting. PMID: 26875900 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: Pentraxin 3 might be better serum prognostic marker than IL-6, IL-10 or high sensitivity CRP for MACEs after BMS-PCI. It might help to make better risk stratification of those patients who are undergoing BMS-PCI. PMID: 31828271 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research
We describe a newborn with fetal aberrant ductus venosus with progressive right ventricular dilation prompting early delivery. Post-natally, the baby had frequent episodes of cyanosis. Echocardiogram during distress showed compression of the inferior vena cava and of the right heart, with significant right to left shunt through patent foramen ovale. Infant underwent successful laparoscopic diaphragmatic hernia repair with resolution in her episodes of cyanosis.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
In this study, 37.0% (n=452) of the population were admitted directly to Hospital de Braga and 63.0% (n=770) were transferred from other hospitals. Although timings (in min) until reperfusion were longer in interhospital transfer patients (symptom onset-first medical contact (median 76.5, IQR 40.3–150 vs. 91.0, IQR 50–180, p=0.002), first medical contact-reperfusion (median 87.5, IQR 69.0–114 vs. 145, IQR 115–199, p
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 December 2019Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Emad Abu-Assi, José L. Bernal, Sergio Raposeiras-Roubin, Francisco J. Elola, Cristina Fernández Pérez, Andrés Íñiguez-RomoAbstractIntroduction and objectivesThere are few data on the safety of length of stay in uncomplicated ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. We studied trends in hospital stay and the safety of short (≤ 3 days) vs long hospital stay in Spain.MethodsUsing data from the Minimum Basic Data Set, we identified patients with unc...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: Journal of the Saudi Heart AssociationAuthor(s): Carlos Minguito-Carazo, Tomás Benito-González, Julio Cesar Echarte-Morales, Mario Castaño-Ruiz, Felipe Fernández-VázquezAbstractA 78-year-old woman with history of transient ischemic attack was admitted for sudden aphasia. In order to assess a potential cardioembolic source an echocardiogram was performed revealing a large mass consistent with a thrombus in transit through a patent foramen ovale. Due to the high risk of systemic embolism emergent surgical thrombectomy was performed,...
Source: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Abstract Background: Atrial septal aneurysm (ASA) is a congenital deformity of the interatrial septum with a prevalence of 1-2% in the adult population. Although ASA has been supposed to be an incidental finding in echocardiographic examination, its structural and clinical associations have gained an increasing interest. Aim: To investigate and compare the clinical features and echocardiographic parameters between ASA patients and age- and gender-matched control group patients. Methods: 410 patients with ASA were enrolled in the study, prospectively. After the exclusion of 33 patients, the remaining 377 ...
Source: Cardiology Research and Practice - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiol Res Pract Source Type: research
We describe a case of a 74-year-old woman who presented with new-onset hypoxia. A PFO and a dilated aorta causing POS were found on workup. Symptoms were resolved after undergoing percutaneous PFO closure. This case highlights the mechanism by which an ascending aortic aneurysm can alter hemodynamics through an existing PFO, leading to symptoms of a previously clinically insignificant PFO, and emphasizes how early recognition of POS allows for appropriate intervention. PMID: 31191140 [PubMed]
Source: Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) Source Type: research
W.L. Gore &Associates said today it won expanded FDA indications for its Cardioform septal occluder, now cleared for the closure of patent foramen ovale to reduce the risk of recurrent ischemic stroke in certain patients. The expanded application was supported by results from the Reduce study, which the Newark, Del.-based company said showed that closure of PFOs could significantly prevent recurrent ischemic stroke regardless of PFO anatomy. “With the FDA approval of the Gore Cardioform septal occluder for PFO closure, we can now provide physicians with one device that can be used for both ASDs and PFOs. The valu...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance W.L. Gore & Associates Source Type: news
Conclusions These data confirm the aggressive aortopathy of LDS. Valve-sparing ARR should be performed when feasible to avoid the risks of prostheses. Serial imaging of the arterial tree is critical, given the rate of subsequent intervention.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiology MCQ DM / DNB Cardiology Entrance Featured Source Type: blogs
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