Puerperium-related Stroke Due to Nonbacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis

Publication date: Available online 14 April 2018 Source:Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition) Author(s): Manuel Chacón-Díaz, Roberto Ruiz-Cordero, Helard Miranda-Aguilar, Josias Rios-Ortega, Fernando Córdova-Gómez, Julio Morón-Castro
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 5 November 2019Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Carmichael Mabilangan, Holly Cole, Brett Hiebert, Yoav Keynan, Rakesh C. Arora, Pallav ShahAbstractBackgroundA retrospective study of medically treated isolated left-sided infective endocarditis (LSIE) identifying predictors of outcomes with non-operative management.MethodsMedical records of 135 Manitoban medically managed LSIE patients from January 2004 to December 2016 were reviewed. Five-year survival for 135 patients, and hospitalization data till March 2016 for 65 patients were collected from the Manitoba Centre for Heal...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Background: Nontraumatic convexity subarachnoid hemorrhage (cSAH) is a nonaneurysmal variant that is associated with diverse etiologies. Methods: With IRB approval, we retrospectively reviewed consecutive nontraumatic cSAH from July 1, 2006 to July 1, 2016. Data were abstracted on demographics, medical history, neuroimaging, etiology, and clinical presentation. Results: We identified 94 cases of cSAH. The cases were classified according to the following etiologies: reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) 17 (18%), cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) 15 (16%), posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome 16 (17%)...
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
This study investigated differences in long-term outcomes between SAVR-treated patients more than 70 years of age who received mechanical or biologic prosthetic valves.MethodsAll patients (excluding those with endocarditis) who were more than 70 years of age and who underwent isolated first-time SAVR (with or without coronary artery bypass grafting) in Finland between 2004 and 2014 were retrospectively studied (n = 4227). Propensity score matching (1:3) was used to account for baseline differences (n = 296 with mechanical prostheses and n = 888 with biologic prostheses). Outcomes were 10-year survival, major...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This study aimed to compare short- and long-term results for patients undergoing either aortic valve-sparing reimplantation (David) procedure (AVr-D) or biological aortic root replacement (Bentall) procedure (ARr-B-bio) for aortic root pathology.MethodsWe compared outcomes for patients who underwent AVr-D (n = 261) or ARr-B-bio (n = 150) between 2000 and 2015 at our institution. The mean age of patients was 55 ± 13 years and 21.7% (n = 89) were female. ARr-B-bio patients were significantly older than AVr-D patients (58 ± 10 vs 53&thins...
Source: Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
A new blood filtration technology may prove to be life-saving for patients whose normally healthy inflammatory response to injury or illness has gone into overdrive, resulting in fatally high levels of cytokines in their blood. In an interview with MD+DI, Dr. Phillip Chan, MD, PhD, CEO of CytoSorbents Corp., explained that inflammation, and the production of substances called cytokines that drive inflammation, are the body’s natural response to heal injury or infection. But sometimes, the inflammatory response is so severe in such conditions as sepsis and infection, burn injuries, trauma, pancreatitis, li...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news
ConclusionsThe number of patients undergoing SAVR for degenerated bioprosthesis is decreasing in U.S, particularly among older and high-risk patients. These trends may reflect the adoption of valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve replacement for degenerated bioprosthesis after its FDA approval in 2015.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The number of patients undergoing SAVR for degenerated bioprosthesis is decreasing in U.S, particularly among older and high-risk patients. These trends may reflect the adoption of valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve replacement for degenerated bioprosthesis after its FDA approval in 2015. PMID: 31557477 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research
Semin Neurol 2019; 39: 495-506 DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1688826Infective endocarditis (IE) is a systemic disease with many potential neurologic manifestations including ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, cerebral microbleeding, infectious intracranial aneurysms, meningitis, brain abscesses, and encephalopathy. The majority of left-sided (heart) IE patients have brain lesions that may alter management decisions, warranting the systematic use of magnetic resonance imaging. Many patients require surgical treatment of valvular disease, and central nervous system lesions weigh into decision making. Data regarding the timing of surger...
Source: Seminars in Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of anticoagulation on stroke occurrence and bleeding complications in patients with left-sided infective endocarditis.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Research Study Source Type: research
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