Electrically vs. imaging-guided left ventricular lead placement in cardiac resynchronization therapy: a randomized controlled trial
ConclusionElectrically guided CRT implantation appeared non-inferior to an imaging-guided strategy considering the outcomes of change in LVEF, LV reverse remodelling and clinical response. Larger long-term studies are warranted to investigate the effect of an electrically guided CRT strategy.
This study describes orofacial features in 17 patients with WBS.
This study describes a 10-year-old male patient, clinically diagnosed as having SWB, with congenital aortic stenosis and mental retardation, who was followed up by a cardiologist, psychologist, geneticist, speech therapist, and physiotherapist.
The 22 q11.2 deletion syndrome, also known as DiGeorge syndrome, is the subject of the loss of a submicroscopic segment of DNA in the 22 q11.2 region. It presents a great variability of clinical characteristics in affected individuals. Among the clinical manifestations are fissure of the palate, nasal speech, cardiovascular problems, and dysmorphic facial features. This case report describes a 15-year-old girl, clinically diagnosed as having DiGeorge syndrome, who attended a dental service for patients with special needs presenting with malocclusion, difficulty in chewing, and suspected heart disease.
An 86-year-old man was evaluated complaining a painful lesion situated in the tongue with 45-day duration. Medical history revealed anemia, heart disease, vasculitis, and glomerulitis associated with the previous diagnosis of Wegener granulomatosis. Positive reaction for antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibodies (ANCA) was reported. Intraoral examination revealed an asymptomatic ulceration on the dorsum of the tongue surrounded by a whitish area that measures its 2.0 × 1.0 cm in its largest diameters.
Noonan syndrome with multiple giant cell lesions (NS/MGCLS) is a term used to describe a subgroup of people with Noonan syndrome, a rare condition with phenotypic overlap with NS. Once thought to be a specific and separate entity, it is now suggested to be a variant of the NS spectrum. Here we report a 22-year-old patient misdiagnosed as having Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (microcephaly, congenital heart disease, ventricular septal defect, cryptorchidism, pterygium coli, inguinal hernia, and short stature and neck).
This study shows that CA are released from periventricular and subpial regions to the cerebrospinal fluid and are present in the cervical lymph nodes, into which cerebrospinal fluid drains through the meningeal lymphatic system. We also show that CA can be phagocytosed by macrophages. We conclude that CA can act as containers that remove waste products from the brain and may be involved in a mechanism that cleans the brain. Moreover, we postulate that CA may contribute in some autoimmune brain diseases, exporting brain substances that interact with the immune system, and hypothesize that CA may contain brain markers that m...
, Jacobo-García K, Cossio-Aranda J Abstract Heart failure (HF) is a syndrome characterized basically by a circulatory deficit to cover the metabolic and energetic demands of the body. This condition has a broad spectrum in its clinical presentation, affects the quality of life significantly, impacts the family/social environment, and generates a great demand for health services. The purpose of this research is to report the situational diagnose of patients with HF in Mexico. We evaluated 292 patients, 70.2% were men. Average age was 56.7 ± 14.3 years. Ischemic heart disease is the main etiology (98 p...
ConclusionThe lower involvement of brain regions observed in Takotsubo patients suggests an impairment in emotional regulation, which might be of etiological importance in this brain-heart disease.
We examined the implication of coronary artery calcium (CAC) score (quantitative and qualitative) for cardiovascular disease (CVD), coronary heart disease (CHD), and cancer mortality risk prediction among current smokers.
The original Wheat Belly book rocked the nutritional world with its revolutionary ideas. But, as time has passed, I’ve added new strategies and concepts that have expanded the overall program and taken the health, weight, and youth-preserving benefits even further. I have therefore collected all this new material into a new Revised &Expanded Edition. The new Revised &Expanded Edition of Wheat Belly is now available at all major bookstores. Here is a brief excerpt from the new foreword: Wheat Belly began as my modest effort to help people with heart disease stop relying on the revolving door of angiopla...