Acute appendicitis as an unexpected cause of inverted takotsubo cardiomyopathy

We present here a 42-year-old man with an inverted Takotsubo variant with pulmonary edema and transient accelerated idioventricular rhythm. He was initially admitted in the Emergency Department for acute and non-complicated appendicitis. Coronary angiogram showed normal coronary arteries and left ventriculography revealed a reverse variant of TTC. The patient had completely recovered. Myocarditis was ruled out by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.
Source: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Visual Vignettes Source Type: research
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Source: radRounds - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
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Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 January 2020Source: PhytomedicineAuthor(s): Rui Guo, Ningning Liu, Hao Liu, Junhua Zhang, Han Zhang, Yingchao Wang, Mirko Baruscotti, Lu Zhao, Yi WangAbstractBackground: Cardiac hypertrophy is a prominent feature of heart remodeling, which may eventually lead to heart failure. Tongmaiyangxin (TMYX) pills is a clinically used botanical drug for treating multiple cardiovascular diseases including chronic heart failure. The aim of the current study was to identify the bioactive compounds in Tongmaiyangxin pills that attenuate cardiomyocytes hypertrophy, and to investigate the underlying m...
Source: Phytomedicine - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionBerberine could impede the development of dementia via multiple mechanisms: preventing brain damages and enhancing cognition directly in the brain, and indirectly through alleviating risk factors such as metabolic dysfunction, and cardiovascular, kidney and liver diseases. This study provided evidence to support the value of berberine in the prevention of dementia associated with MetS.
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2020Source: Materials Today Communications, Volume 23Author(s): Xiumei Tian, Ziying Liu, Ao Zeng, Haiyan Wang, Jiamin Lou, Yuezi Wei, Yuhong Man, Li Li, Fanwen YangAbstractRare-earth-doped gadolinium-oxide (Gd2O3) nanoparticles (NPs) are increasingly used for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and optical imaging (OI). However, to date, the poor data of in vivo hazard assessment has been one obstacle to its clinical deployment, especially the relative immunotoxicity in vivo. In this paper, we synthesized Ho3+-doped Gd2O3 NPs (HoNPs) for MRI and OI by laser ablation in liquid. To the best of our knowled...
Source: Materials Today Communications - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
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Source: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ocul Immunol Inflamm Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 January 2020Source: Journal of Chemical NeuroanatomyAuthor(s): Serap Bastepe-Gray, Niyazi Acer, Kazim Z. Gumus, Julian Gray, Levent DegirmenciogluAbstractPlaying a musical instrument requires fast multimodal sensory-motor processing which can be activated by voluntary access to performance imagery. Musicians use different methods to activate imagery for the purpose of “mental practice”. The aim of the present study was to investigate cortical activation patterns in different methods of mental practice of musical performance. While undergoing functional magnetic resonance im...
Source: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research
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Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center binge binge drinking Source Type: blogs
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