Mayo researchers create, test AI to improve EKG testing for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
(Mayo Clinic) An approach based on artificial intelligence (AI) may allow EKGs to be used to screen for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the future. With hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the heart walls become thick and may interfere with the heart's ability to function properly. The disease also predisposes some patients to potentially fatal abnormal rhythms. Current EKG technology has limited diagnostic yield for this disease.
We present here the case of a patient transplanted due to end ‐stage arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), fulfilling the task force criteria. A few years after successful heart transplantation (HTX), the patient developed similar symptoms and morphofunctional changes of the heart, which led to critical re‐evaluation of his primary diagno sis.
The term Ischemic cardiomyopathy(ICM) was originally coined by Dr. Burch from Tulane University, New Orleans, USA in 1970. For many decades there was skepticism regarding the existence of such entity. WHO classification over the years never included this term. ESC working group of 2008 (Elliott P, European Heart 29(2):270–276) decided not to include CAD as a cause for cardiomyopathy. Even the current MOGES system doesn’t invoke CAD as a cause for cardiomyopathy. But, I am sure, most of practicing cardiologists would agree, there is a need for such an entity. Why there is m...
AbstractPurpose of ReviewMagnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has enabled non-invasive myocardial tissue characterization in a wide range of cardiovascular diseases by quantifying several tissue specific parameters such as T1, T2, and T2* relaxation times. Simultaneous assessment of these parameters has recently gained interest to potentially improve diagnostic accuracy and enable further understanding of the underlying disease. However, these quantitative maps are usually acquired sequentially and are not necessarily co-registered, making multi-parametric analysis challenging. Magnetic resonance fingerprinting (MRF) has been ...
We report the case of an adult male patient with dilated-phase hypertrophic cardiomyopathy secondary to Danon disease, who received an LVAD as a bridge to transplantation.
AbstractPurpose of reviewThis review summarizes the clinical characteristics and updated outcomes of primary pediatric cardiomyopathies including dilated (DCM), hypertrophic (HCM), and restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM), and briefly discusses left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) and arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM), primarily arrythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC).Recent findingsPediatric cardiomyopathies are diseases of the heart muscle with an estimated annual incidence of 1.1 –1.5 cases per 100,000. They are progressive in nature and are frequently caused by a genetic mutation causing a structura...
ConclusionsThis study reports a high incidence of FVP in patients with Danon disease and preexcitation. It underscores an alternate etiology of preexcitation in this population which can potentially be diagnosed without invasive EPS testing. Future multicenter studies are needed to expand this experience.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
We report our use of angiotensin II infusion for vasoplegic shock in a combined heart and liver transplantation recipient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and systolic anterior motion of the mitral leaflet (SAM). A 34-year-old woman (60 kg) with complex congenital heart disease, failing Fontan physiology dependent on pharmacologic inotropy, and cardiac cirrhosis underwent combined orthotopic heart and deceased-donor liver transplantation. The cause of death in the donor was aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with higher risk of cardiovascular events than chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV). We aimed to investigate whether there is higher risk of arrhythmia in HCV infection. METHODS: Electronic medical records from National Health Institute Research Database during 2000-2012 were retrieved for patients with HBV or HCV. Patients with missing information, aged
We report on long term follow up (14.7 years, IQ range 9-21 years) of 4 patients, transplanted for Danon disease cardiomyopathy, showing two LAMP-2 gene variants, the novel c.815T > C and the previously reported c.294G > A. We have also analysed previous published paper on this topic comparing available data from different follow up. Being a skeletal and cardiac muscle disease, with systemic effects, long term results about HTx are indispensable to justify any treatments in this subset of patients. PMID: 30959184 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
In this study, we describe early outcomes of patients with apical HCM following transapical myectomy and compare survival to that of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy listed for heart transplantation.