A visually striking calcific band causing monomorphic ventricular tachycardia as a first presentation of constrictive pericarditis

Constrictive pericarditis is a rare condition caused by thickening and stiffening of the pericardium manifesting in diastolic dysfunction and enhanced interventricular dependence.
Source: Europace - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Hs-CRP levels rise rapidly among patients with AIP. Maximal hs-CRP levels are associated with MCC. A normal hs-CRP level is rare among patients tested> 24 hours of symptom onset. PMID: 31713364 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Acute idiopathic pericarditis (AIP) is frequently accompanied by myocardial involvement (AIPM). Although in acute myocarditis, the myocardial inflammation can lead to life-threatening complications, the outcome of patients with AIPM has been described as good. It remains unclear if a good prognosis of patients with AIPM reflects mild myocardial involvement or good medical management. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of life-threatening complications and life-saving interventions in a cohort of 248 consecutive patients admitted to a single medical center between 2006 and 2017 with AIP (n ...
Source: Cardiology Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research
Invasive catheter ablation is now an established modality of treatment for a wide variety of cardiac arrhythmias ranging from paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardias to life-threatening ventricular tachycardias. Now a new modality of stereotactic arrhythmia radioablation – a non invasive ablation using stereotactic body radiotherapy is being evaluated for drug refractory ventricular tachycardia which has failed catheter ablation [1]. ENCORE-VT trial (Electrophysiology-Guided Noninvasive Cardiac Radioablation for Ventricular Tachycardia) was a prospective single center study involving 19 patients. Seventeen of them ...
Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiology Source Type: blogs
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Pericardial adhesions can prevent epicardial access and restrict catheter movement during mapping and ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT) . The incidence of adhesions in patients without prior cardiac surgery or clinically evident pericarditis is not known.
Source: Heart Rhythm - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionEpicardial ablation in pediatric patients can be performed with low complications and acceptable success. It can be considered for a spectrum of tachycardia mechanisms after failed endocardial ablation attempts and suspected epicardial foci. Success and recurrence may be related to foci in proximity to the epicardial coronaries, pericardial scar or a distant location from the closest epicardial location. Repeat procedures may be necessary.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In our series, myopericarditis was a benign disease affecting mostly young men, and prognosis was good. A significant proportion of cases was preceded by group A streptococcus infection. PMID: 28506576 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annales de Cardiologie et d'Angeiologie - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Ann Cardiol Angeiol (Paris) Source Type: research
ConclusionAtrial fibrillation following epicardial access is infrequent. When it occurs, it tends to be paroxysmal in nature and without severe symptoms. Administration of intrapericardial steroids did not affect the rate of AF post procedure; further studies however are needed to define their role.
Source: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusions The validity of cardiovascular diagnoses in the DNPR is overall high and sufficient for use in research since 2010.
Source: BMJ Open - Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Open access, Cardiovascular medicine, Epidemiology Research Source Type: research
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