Ultrasound bests x-ray for identifying pulmonary edema

Bedside ultrasound is more sensitive than chest x-ray for identifying pulmonary...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lung ultrasound beats chest x-ray for heart failure detection Point-of-care ultrasound helps find fluid Study casts fresh doubt on chest x-ray proficiency Ultrasound spots respiratory risk in pregnant women Ultrasound spots lung congestion in dialysis patients
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Hyperthyroidism during pregnancy is a relatively rare event, but poor control of hyperthyroidism during pregnancy is associated with a host of issues. These include intrauterine fetal demise, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, preterm delivery, low birth weight, intrauterine growth restriction, and maternal congestive heart failure. One of the most feared sequelae of hyperthyroidism is thyroid storm, which has a mortality rate>10%. Patients who develop thyroid storm present several challenges to anesthesiologists including hemodynamic instability and medication management. Here, we present the anesthetic management fo...
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Abstract Pulmonary hypertension is a term used to describe a complex multifactorial group of conditions diagnosed by an elevated mean pulmonary artery pressure of 20 mm Hg or higher on right heart catheterization. The diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension in pregnancy is important, as it is associated with high rates of maternal morbidity and mortality, even with modern management. Diagnostic testing is important for establishing the diagnosis, type, and severity of pulmonary hypertension, which in turn, dictates treatment options. Echocardiographic assessment is the first step in diagnosis and the gold standard for...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Abstract Pulmonary valvular stenosis is a rare valvular disease; it accounts for 7% to 12% of all patients with congenital heart disease. Patients with mild or moderate pulmonary stenosis (PS) are usually asymptomatic and the stenosis is often detected incidentally with echocardiography performed for another reason. Severe PS typically presents with symptoms related to increased right ventricular pressure and right heart failure. Valvular heart diseases are associated with increased morbidity and mortality in pregnancy due to cardiovascular alterations that occur during the gestational period, such as increased ex...
Source: Turk Kardiyoloji Dernegi arsivi - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 27 September 2019Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Chihiro Takuwa-Shiomi, Masataka Ogiso, Toshiaki Isogai, Ken Kato, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Takahiro Kiriu, Ai Masukawa, Hiroshi Niinami, Nobuhisa HagiwaraAbstractPeripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare disorder in which left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction and symptoms of heart failure (HF) occur in the peripartum period. The time to potential recovery from severe remodeling of ventricular function is difficult to predict. Although lack of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is reporte...
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CONCLUSIONS: Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, including preeclampsia, have a similar pattern of increased risk across all 12 cardiovascular disorders and chronic hypertension, and the impact was evident soon after pregnancy. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy should be considered as a natural screening tool for cardiovascular events, enabling cardiovascular risk prevention through national initiatives. PMID: 31545680 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Circulation - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Circulation Source Type: research
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ConclusionThe overall estimated incidence of AF and recurrent AF during pregnancy is as high as 2.2% and 39.2%, respectively. AF during pregnancy may result in poor maternal and fetal outcomes.
Source: Advances in Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 September 2019Source: JACC: Heart FailureAuthor(s): Karen Sliwa, Lucia Baris, Christoph Sinning, Elvin Zengin-Sahm, Lina Gumbiene, Israa F. Yaseen, Ghada Youssef, Mark Johnson, Hasan Al-Farhan, Malgorzata Lelonek, Roger Hall, Jolien Roos-HesselinkAbstractBackgroundGlobally, congenital heart disease (CHD) is an important cause of maternal morbidity and mortality in women reaching reproductive stage. There is lack of data from larger cohorts of women with uncorrected CHD.ObjectivesTo study maternal and fetal outcome of women with uncorrected CHD.MethodsAn analysis of 10-year data from th...
Source: JACC: Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The overall estimated incidence of AF and recurrent AF during pregnancy is as high as 2.2% and 39.2%, respectively. AF during pregnancy may result in poor maternal and fetal outcomes. PMID: 31521944 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Advances in Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: Adv Med Sci Source Type: research
In conclusion, in the absence of obesity, visceral adipose tissue possesses a pronounced anti-inflammatory phenotype during aging which is further enhanced by exercise. Methods of Inducing Cellular Damage are Rarely Relevant to Aging, and the Details Matter https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2019/08/methods-of-inducing-cellular-damage-are-rarely-relevant-to-aging-and-the-details-matter/ One of the major challenges in aging research is determining whether or not models of cellular or organismal damage and its consequences are in any way relevant to the natural processes of aging. One can hit a brick with...
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