From labor and delivery to left ventricular assist device: A peripartum cardiomyopathy case report

To report a peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) case resulting in the implantation of a permanent left ventricular assist device (LVAD) as destination therapy.
Source: Heart and Lung - Category: Intensive Care Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

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AbstractThe acquisition of short-axis (SA) cine magnetic resonance (MR) images after the administration of contrast agent (CA) is a common, time-saving technique, but a decreased difference in the blood-myocardium contrast on these steady-state free precession (SSFP) cine scans could change the calculated parameters when using threshold-based papillary and trabecular muscle (PTM) quantification. We studied the effect of CA on the parameters calculated from pre- and post-CA SA cine images in noncompaction cardiomyopathy (NC-CMP) and healthy (H) participants using a threshold-based module. A total of 39 individuals (20 patie...
Source: The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 August 2019Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Xuelian Li, Zhiyang Li, Bingong Li, Xianjie Zhu, Xingjun LaiAbstractAimsNLRP3 inflammasome activation is essential for the development and prognosis of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM). The anti-aging protein Klotho is suggested to modulate tissue inflammatory responses. The aim of the present study was to examine the protective effects of Klotho on DCM.Main methodsA streptozotocin-induced diabetes mouse model was established to assess the effects of Klotho in vivo, which was administered for 12 weeks. The characteristics of type 1 DCM were eva...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
AbstractLeft ventricular papillary muscles are small myocardial structures that play an important role in the functioning of mitral valve and left ventricle. Typically, there are two groups of papillary muscles, namely the anterolateral and the posteromedial groups. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is a valuable imaging modality in the evaluation of papillary muscles, providing both morphological and functional information. There is a remarkably wide variation in the morphology of papillary muscles. These  variations can be asymptomatic or associated with symptoms related to LV outflow tract obstruction, often ...
Source: Insights into Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
In this study, there were significant differences between diastolic function parameters of the heart. The mitral isovolumic contraction time, contraction time, and isovolumic relaxation time values were different in the patients than in the controls (p
Source: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Computational Biology - Category: Biology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionCatheter ablation of VF through „De‐Networking” of the Purkinje system in patients without overt arrhythmia substrate or trigger appears safe and effective and will require further study in a larger patient cohort.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 August 2019Source: American Heart JournalAuthor(s): Fatima Ali-Ahmed, Frederik Dalgaard, Sana M. Al-KhatibAbstractMyocarditis is a major cause of sudden cardiac death (SCD) and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in young adults. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is the established tool for the diagnosis of myocarditis, and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) detected on CMR imaging is the strongest independent predictor of SCD, all-cause mortality, and cardiac mortality. Several other factors have been associated with SCD or cardiac transplantation including New York Heart Association functiona...
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Zhang X, Liu X Abstract Mid-ventricular obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (MVOHC) with apical aneurysm is a rare type of cardiomyopathy. It is associated with an elevated risk of ventricular arrhythmias, thromboembolism, heart failure and sudden cardiac death. The present case study reports on a patient with MVOHC and apical aneurysm who developed ventricular arrhythmias and heart failure. The patient received an implantable cardioverter defibrillator for prevention of fatal arrhythmias. Ventricular tachycardia was terminated by increased doses of amiodarone and β-blocker. Transthoracic echocard...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
In conclusion, using the combination of metformin and SB203580 shows positive cardio-protective effects on diabetic ischemic cardiomyopathy. PMID: 31410128 [PubMed]
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Authors: Guo S, Zhou L, Wang R, Lv Z, Xu H, Han B, Korantzopoulos P, Hu F, Liu T Abstract The present study reports on a family with two members affected by Danon disease but having different phenotypes. The clinical manifestations of Danon disease include cardiomyopathy, skeletal myopathy and different degrees of intellectual disability that varies greatly among patients. The present case study reports on two siblings, an older sister and a younger brother, with Danon disease from an affected pedigree, presenting with distinctly different phenotypes. The sister was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy at the age ...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
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