Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure in the presence of thrombus: a feasibility report

Conclusion:In the presented series a percutaneous left atrial appendage closure despite a left atrial appendage thrombus resulted to be feasible and safe.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ CLINICAL Source Type: research

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This study, performed from January 1, 2004, to November 31, 2014, at 55 centers in Korea, was based on the Grand Drug-Eluting Stent registry, which is a Korean, nationwide, multicenter, pooled registry of drug-eluting stents. The registry enrolled all-comers without any exclusion criteria except patient withdrawal of consent. A total of 1329 patients with AMI who had an overt intracoronary thrombus at the initial coronary angiography were analyzed. The efficacy end point was a 1-year major adverse cardiovascular event, defined as a composite of all death, myocardial infarction, target lesion revascularization, and stent th...
Source: Clinical Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Clin Ther Source Type: research
This study aimed to analyze inflammatory biomarkers and thromboelastography in cirrhotic patients with portal vein thrombosis. Methods A total of 385 consecutive cirrhotic patients with gastroesophageal varices were prospectively enrolled between 1 December 2016, and 31 August 2017. Of these, 231 were eligible for analysis and were divided into portal vein thrombosis (n = 103) and non-portal vein thrombosis (n = 128) groups based on computerized tomography angiography findings. Results Patients with portal vein thrombosis generally had higher Child-Pugh scores than those without portal vein thrombosis (6.38 ± ...
Source: European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Hepatology Source Type: research
Abstract Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a condition characterised by an obstruction of the pulmonary arterial system by one or more emboli. Advanced clinical practitioners are often faced with ruling out a diagnosis of PE in patients with non-specific symptoms such as dyspnoea and pleuritic chest pain, which can be fairly mild and therefore a diagnosis of PE easily missed. PEs can be a challenge to diagnose, especially in elderly people, since it can be difficult to differentiate their symptoms from other less serious illnesses. Widely used scoring tools are helpful to calculate a patient's probability of having a PE....
Source: British Journal of Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Acute lower limb ischaemia (ALI) as a result of popliteal artery aneurysm (PAA) thrombosis represents a significant problem. The aim of this study was to investigate outcome of intra-operative intra-arterial thrombolysis in the treatment of acute ischaemia due to PAA thrombosis in terms of major adverse limb events (MALE), overall survival, and intrahospital complications, especially those associated with bleeding. METHODS: A total of 156 patients with Rutherford grade IIa and IIb acute ischaemia resulting from PAA thrombosis were admitted between 1 January 2011 and 1 January 2017. T...
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research
Conclusions: Pulmonary artery catheter-directed thrombolysis is a technically feasible therapeutic option for children and adolescents with submassive and massive pulmonary emboli.
Source: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Online Clinical Investigations Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Using propensity score-matched analysis we showed that pharmacological thromboprophylaxis after EVLA seems to be equally effective with 3 days or 10 days of treatment with a similar success rate and safety profile. Undoubtedly, a large randomised control trial, ideally including a group without pharmacological thromboprophylaxis, is needed to draw more definitive conclusions on the optimal duration of pharmacological post-EVLA thromboprophylaxis. PMID: 31869428 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Swiss Med Wkly Source Type: research
Conclusion:Transfer for PCI without thrombolytics is best if PCI at receiving facility can be done in less than 120 minutes from first medical contact, or less than 90 minutes from STEMI diagnosis in first ED.Thrombolytics prior to Transfer to a PCI capable facility, then rescue PCI if no reperfusion for STEMITRANSFER AMI(Cantor et al. 2009).High risk STEMI: BP less than 100, HR greater than 100 Killip class II, III, ST depression of at least 2 mm in precordial leads, ST elevation in right precordial leads (right ventricular MIAll patients get TNK-tPA.80-90% received clopidogrel 300 mg (75 mg for age over 75).Enox...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
A 40-something male presents to the stabilization room for evaluation following head on motor vehicle collision (MVC).  Pt was reported restrained driver, hit at city speeds,  with + airbag deployment.The MVC was unquestionably caused by the other car, not by this driver.The patient complained to EMS of chest pain and a prehospital EKG en route was concerning for STEMI.The patient was at all times hemodynamically stable, without evidence of any profuse bleeding.He had an ECG recorded on arrival to the ED:Anterior and Inferior STEMI with diffuse hyperacute T-waves. This ECG really can't be anything else. ...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
We report a case of efficient recanalization of large arterial occlusion after rapid injection of rt-PA. Patient concerns: A 78-year-old man was admitted with right-sided hemiplegia and global aphasia that occurred an hour ago. Diagnoses: His brain computed tomography (CT) revealed no hemorrhage, suggesting cerebral infarction. Interventions: Ten percent of a total rt-PA dose was injected over 1 minute promptly. The remainder of rt-PA was designed to be infused for 60 minutes. Unexpectedly, during the study of CT angiography, administration of rt-PA was completed within 5 minutes. CT angiography showed occlusion f...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
ConclusionPediatric aneurysms are rare, and often present as dissecting thrombosed aneurysms or giant aneurysms. ACA dissecting aneurysms are rare but often occur at a young age, and they easily cause thrombosis, which may occlude the aneurysm and the parent artery, resulting in unknown bleeding sources.It is necessary to suspect rupture of an ACA dissecting aneurysm if there is an ICH and SAH of an unknown source of bleeding where the hematoma is localized near the ACA. Craniotomy can effectively remove the hematoma and identify the bleeding source, and it is more desirable to secure the parent artery to prevent re-rupture.
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
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