Stroke associated with left atrial mass: Association of cerebral aneurysm with left atrial myxoma!

We describe a patient who had LA mass and cerebral aneurysm and developed stroke. The patient underwent clipping of the cerebral aneurysm. We discuss the pathology of the association and the anesthetic management. PMID: 24401305 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Ann Card Anaesth Source Type: research

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To compare in-hospital mortality, postoperative stroke, and combined stroke/mortality in carotid artery stenting (CAS) patients and carotid endarterectomy (CEA) patients.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Despite its importance, the practice of written informed consent for anesthesia in this institution is not yet implemented on a regular basis. PMID: 30753804 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 5 February 2019Source: Anaesthesia Critical Care &Pain MedicineAuthor(s): Emmanuel Lorne, Marc-Olivier Fischer
Source: Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
The Hypertension, Abnormal renal/liver function, Stroke, Bleeding history or predisposition, Labile international normalized ratio, Elderly, Drugs/alcohol (HAS-BLED) score has been developed to predict the risk of potential bleeding in anticoagulated patients affected by atrial fibrillation. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that the HAS-BLED score is associated with major bleeding also in patients after cardiac surgery.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Invasive Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Invasive Cardiol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONSThe findings from the pilot study showed a significantly shorter time interval between IR arrival and reperfusion and better outcomes in patients undergoing reperfusion for ischemic stroke in the anterior circulation using MAC compared with GA.Clinical trial registration no.: NCT03036631 (clinicaltrials.gov). PMID: 30717046 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Neurosurgical Focus - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Neurosurg Focus Source Type: research
Authors: Abstract Acute-onset, severe systolic hypertension; severe diastolic hypertension; or both can occur during the prenatal, intrapartum, or postpartum periods. Pregnant women or women in the postpartum period with acute-onset, severe systolic hypertension; severe diastolic hypertension; or both require urgent antihypertensive therapy. Introducing standardized, evidence-based clinical guidelines for the management of patients with preeclampsia and eclampsia has been demonstrated to reduce the incidence of adverse maternal outcomes. Individuals and institutions should have mechanisms in place to initiate the...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
In the article “Defining an Intraoperative Hypotension Threshold in Association with Stroke in Cardiac Surgery” (Sun LY, Chung AM, Farkouh ME, van Diepen S, Weinberger J, Bourke M, Ruel M: Anesthesiology 2018; 129:440 –7), errors were discovered in two references.
Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
In this study, we demonstrate that aging can lead to the development of mild chamber remodelling, diffuse fibrosis and loss of diastolic function The loss of estrogens further aggravates such changes by leading to a notable drop in cardiac output (while preserving normal ejection fraction) in the presence of diffuse fibrosis that is more predominant in endocardium and is accompanied by papillary fibrosis Excess weight did not markedly aggravate such findings This animal model recapitulates many of the features recognized in older, female HFpEF patients and thus, may serve to examine the effects of candidate therapeutic age...
Source: The Journal of Physiology - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: J Physiol Source Type: research
We report a 74-year-old chronic smoker, chronic alcoholic with history of stroke, who had undergone brachytherapy for tongue carcinoma. Apart from a huge tongue tumor, he had an epiglottic mass but refused elective tracheostomy. This had led to a few critical states throughout the process of treatment, including a metabolic crisis due to thiamine deficiency and difficult airway crisis. To our best knowledge, there have been no reported case on a patient with vocal cord mass undergoing tongue brachytherapy. We hope sharing of this experience may aid the management of similar patients in future. PMID: 30662482 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Contemp Brachytherapy Source Type: research
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