Serial angioscopic evaluation of self-expanding stent graft implantation in superficial femoral artery
Publication date: Available online 29 May 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Motoki Yasunaga, Kyosuke Yanagawa, Hitoshi Nakamura, Yutaka Matsuhiro, Koji Yasumoto, Masaki Tsuda, Akihiro Tanaka, Naotaka Okamoto, Yasuharu Matsunaga-Lee, Masamichi Yano, Masaki Yamato, Yasuyuki Egami, Ryu Shutta, Masami Nishino, Jun Tanouchi (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - May 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Successful weaning from veno-arterial ECMO and Impella2.5 by veno-venous and arterial ECMO (v-ECPELLA) for a patient with acute myocardial infarction complicated by severe lung injury
Publication date: Available online 27 May 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Shinya Shimizu, Masayuki Shimano, Yoshihisa Shibata, Yoshihiro Hanaki, Haruo Kamiya, Ryota Morimoto, Takahiro Okumura, Toyoaki Murohara (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - May 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Intravascular ultrasound use for stent optimization during percutaneous coronary intervention in a toddler with post-surgical stenosis after coronary reimplantation for ALCAPA
Publication date: Available online 26 May 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Charlie Joseph Sang, Shane Prejean, Gregory Von Mering, Mustafa Ahmed, Mark A. Law (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - May 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

A case of very late stent thrombosis on the protruded struts at the left main coronary bifurcation
Publication date: Available online 14 May 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Yoshinobu Murasato, Kodai Shibao, Kyohei Meno, Katsuhiko Takenaka (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - May 15, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Coronary angioplasty post TAVI: Is the solution outside the box?
Publication date: Available online 14 May 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Petros S. Dardas, Efstratios K. Theofilogiannakos, Dimitris Tsikaderis, Nikos E. Mezilis (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - May 15, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Persistence of constrictive pattern despite improvement in symptoms after the waffle procedure: A case report of constrictive pericarditis
Publication date: Available online 14 May 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Tadanori Minagawa, Takahiro Ohara, Kaoru Hasegawa, Miki Takeda, Wakiko Hiranuma, Takayuki Matsuoka, Takuya Shimizu, Suguru Watanabe, Shunsuke Kawamoto (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - May 15, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Cardiac angiosarcoma: A diagnostic and therapeutic challenge
Publication date: Available online 14 May 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Tharani Krishnan, Gosta Pettersson, Rahul Mukherjee, Nimit Singhal (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - May 15, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Atrial fibrillation induced by appropriate ventricular antitachycardia pacing in an ICD recipient
Publication date: Available online 13 May 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Panagiotis Korantzopoulos, George Manolis (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - May 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Insight from an autopsy in a patient with rapidly worsening heart failure due to amyloid light-chain cardiac amyloidosis: A case report
Publication date: Available online 13 May 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Hiroaki Yokoyama, Koki Shishido, Junko Ito, Wataru Kamata, Nagaaki Katoh, Shigeru Saito (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - May 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Successful angioplasties using high pressure large balloons in a patient with severe anastomotic pulmonary artery stenosis soon after single-lung transplantation
Publication date: Available online 10 May 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Kazuhiro Shiraga, Yoichiro Hirata, Akihito Saito, Nazire Ozcelik, Hiroko Asakai, Ryo Inuzuka, Katsura Soma, Masaaki Sato, Yasutaka Hirata, Akira Oka (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - May 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Ostial left circumflex lesion with calcified nodule successfully treated with excimer laser coronary atherectomy and drug-coated balloon
Publication date: Available online 7 May 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Yuji Matsuda, Takashi Ashikaga, Taro Sasaoka, Yu Hatano, Tomoyuki Umemoto, Tetsumin Lee, Taishi Yonetsu, Yasuhiro Maejima, Tetsuo Sasano (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - May 9, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Rare pathology leading to a diagnostic challenge: A subarachnoid spinal hematoma after catheter cryoablation for atrial fibrillation
Publication date: Available online 7 May 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Keaton Cooley-Rieders, Kyle Paredes (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - May 9, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Carbon monoxide poisoning and its effect on QTc prolongation
Publication date: Available online 4 May 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Oluwateniola Olatunde, Vijay Raj, Vikrant Tambe, Tamas Szombathy (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - May 4, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Dual-Chamber pacing for postoperative residual left ventricular gradient after aortic valve replacement and concomitant septal myectomy for severe aortic stenosis and subvalvular obstruction
Publication date: Available online 1 May 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Hikaru Imafuku, Junya Komatsu, Ryuichiro Imai, Naoto Ohsawa, Yoko Nakaoka, Sho-ichi Kubokawa, Kazuya Kawai, Naohisa Hamashige, Yoshinori Doi (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - May 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

A single atrial septal defect masquerading as multiple defects due to a refraction artifact – A cautionary note
Publication date: Available online 27 April 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Yuri Ochi, Naohito Yamasaki, Yuichi Baba, Juri Kawaguchi, Yasuteru Nakashima, Motoko Ueta, Takayoshi Hirota, Toru Kubo, Hiroaki Kitaoka (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - April 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

When one complication begets another – A case report of radial artery pseudoaneurysm following radial artery occlusion post-transradial coronary angiography
Publication date: Available online 25 April 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Julian Tay Cheong Kiat, Aaron Wong Sung Lung, Chin Chee Tang (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - April 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Severe hypoperistalsis caused by a 3-min single shot cryoballoon ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: A case report
Publication date: Available online 24 April 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Hidehira Fukaya, Shinichi Niwano, Satoshi Tanabe, Jun Kishihara, Yuki Shirakawa, Shuhei Kobayashi, Yuki Arakawa, Ryo Nishinarita, Ai Horiguchi, Naruya Ishizue, Takuya Wada, Jun Oikawa, Junya Ako (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - April 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Epicardial pacemaker implantation for sick sinus syndrome in a patient with supra vena cava obstructed by a primary cardiac lymphoma
Publication date: Available online 18 April 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Kansuke Ito, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Tamotsu Tejima (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - April 19, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

A rare disease of primary cardiac intimal sarcoma at the left atrium presented with mimicking mitral stenosis in a patient with polycystic kidney disease
Publication date: Available online 18 April 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Ji-won Hwang (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - April 19, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Flecainide improves cardiac synchronization in an early infant with Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome with left ventricular dyssynchrony
Publication date: Available online 17 April 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Naofumi F. Sumitomo, Naoya Fukushima, Masaru Miura (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - April 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Successful occlusion of a large pulmonary arterio-venous fistula with Amplatzer septal occluder in a 16-year-old cyanotic boy
Publication date: Available online 16 April 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Dibbendhu Khanra, Mohamadullah Razi, Pradyot Tiwari, Shishir Soni, Ramesh Thakur (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - April 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Importance of pleural findings in patients with amyloid cardiomyopathy complicated with refractory pleural effusion
Publication date: Available online 16 April 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Hikari Noda, Manabu Nitta, Yuka Taguchi, Katsumi Matsumoto, Teruyasu Sugano, Tomoaki Ishigami, Toshiyuki Ishikawa, Koichi Tamura, Kazuo Kimura (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - April 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Pseudo-aneurysm caused by stent fracture in the “sub-acute” phase after endovascular therapy for in-stent restenosis lesions
Publication date: Available online 16 April 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Keisuke Nakabayashi, Shinya Hata, Nobuhito Kaneko, Akihiro Matsui, Kazuhiko Tanaka, Hiroshi Ando, Minoru Shimizu (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - April 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Device closure of a traumatic VSD in a young man with a history of a stab wound to the chest
Publication date: Available online 31 March 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Zahra Khajali, Ata Firouzi, Fateme Jorfi, Maryam Keshavarz Hedayati (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - April 2, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

A case of restrictive cardiomyopathy complicated by recurrent pulmonary thromboembolism originating at the right atrial appendage
Publication date: Available online 28 March 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Hiroaki Yamamoto, Chieko Itamoto, Minato Hayashi, Tsunesuke Kohno, Yu Matsumura, Minako Hayakawa, Fumitaka Yamaki (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - March 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Importance of identifying the direction of pulmonary venous flow in diagnosing a cavopulmonary window: A case report and review of literature
Publication date: Available online 26 March 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Manabu Nitta, Rie Nakashima, Tabito Kino, Yusuke Matsumoto, Mina Nakayama, Kiwamu Iwata, Katsumi Matsumoto, Teruyasu Sugano, Tomoaki Ishigami, Toshiyuki Ishikawa, Koichi Tamura, Kazuo Kimura (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - March 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Free-floating left ventricular thrombus after rapid improvement of cardiac function related to mechanical hemodynamic support
Publication date: Available online 18 March 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Shinnosuke Kikuchi, Kiyoshi Hibi, Kouichi Tamura, Kazuo Kimura (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - March 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

An early atherosclerotic change detected by an aortic angioscopy in a young patient with coarctation of the aorta: a case report
Publication date: Available online 17 March 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Manabu Nitta, Atsuichiro Shigenaga, Rie Nakashima, Katsumi Matsumoto, Teruyasu Sugano, Tomoaki Ishigami, Toshiyuki Ishikawa, Kouichi Tamura, Kazuo Kimura (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - March 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

A case of a late fatal complication after atrial fibrillation ablation related to a prolonged QT interval unmasked by atrial fibrillation ablation
Publication date: Available online 14 March 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Yasuharu Matsunaga-Lee, Yasuyuki Egami, Kyosuke Yanagawa, Hitoshi Nakamura, Yutaka Matsuhiro, Koji Yasumoto, Masaki Tsuda, Akihiro Tanaka, Naotaka Okamoto, Masamichi Yano, Masaki Yamato, Ryu Shutta, Masami Nishino, Jun Tanouchi (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - March 15, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Prevention of distal embolization during directional coronary atherectomy
Publication date: Available online 12 March 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Hiroshi Ueda, Motoyoshi Maenaka, Kojiro Yoshimura, Yasunori Nishida (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - March 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Noncompaction cardiomyopathy and multiple coronary–cameral fistulae in an octogenarian
Publication date: Available online 12 March 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Michael A. Chen (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - March 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Sudden cardiac death due to ventricular fibrillation in a case of giant cell myocarditis
Publication date: Available online 12 March 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Tomohiko C. Umei, Yuya Murata, Yukihiko Momiyama (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - March 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Large sub-mitral aneurysm compressing the left circumflex coronary artery presenting with atypical chest pain – Rare presentation
Publication date: Available online 11 March 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Senthilraj Thangasami, Sibasis Shasikant Sahoo, Ananthanarayanan Chandrasekaran, Pratik Raval, Parth Shaniswara (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - March 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Efficacy of combined estrogen–progestin hormone contraception therapy for refractory coronary spastic angina in very young women
Publication date: Available online 27 February 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Ayako Tezuka, Kazuki Shiina, Yasuhiro Fujita, Yoshiko Nemoto, Hiroki Nakano, Masatsune Fujii, Yoshinao Yazaki, Jun Yamashita, Yosuke Sakai, Naoaki Kuji, Hirotaka Nishi, Taishiro Chikamori (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - February 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Coronary spastic angina in a multiple myeloma patient treated with bortezomib, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone
Publication date: Available online 24 February 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Taku Yasui, Wataru Shioyama, Makiko Oboshi, Tatsuya Nishikawa, Risa Kamada, Toru Oka, Masashi Fujita (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - February 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Transcatheter valve–in–valve aortic valve replacement with bioprosthetic valve Fracture/Stretching technique in a degenerated mitroflow valve
We describe a successful bioprosthetic annular stretching in a patient with severe prosthetic aortic valve stenosis from a degenerated 19-mm Mitroflow valve (Sorin Group USA Inc, Arvada, CO, USA). This technique allowed for implantation of a 23-mm Evolut-R Pro valve (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN, USA) with significant improvement in hemodynamics after prosthetic annular stretching. We have also summarized other case series and case reports which have previously described similar techniques. (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - February 19, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

A case of pulmonary arterial hypertension with chronic hepatitis that resulted in hepatosplenomegaly after administration of prostaglandin I2
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Chiaki Goten, Soichiro Usui, Takuto Hamaoka, Tomoya Harada, Oto Inoue, Hirofumi Okada, Shin-ichiro Takashima, Takeshi Kato, Hisayoshi Murai, Kenji Sakata, Hiroshi Furusho, Masa-aki Kawashiri, Masayuki TakamuraAbstractThe prognosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) has significantly improved over the past two decades due to advances in medications, including pulmonary vasodilators. However, the side effects of these drugs remain problematic in some patients. A 51-year-old woman with chronic hepatitis C was diagnosed with ...
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - February 19, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Management of a patient presenting with giant cell myocarditis — A case report
We describe a patient who presented with congestive heart failure that required a left ventricular assist device and a temporary right ventricular assist device along with immunosuppressive therapy. This case also brings to attention how undocumented immigration status can limit transplantation opportunities in the USA. (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - February 15, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Laser Atherectomy to Treat Severe In Stent Restenosis of the Superior Mesenteric Artery
We present a case of chronic mesenteric ischemia in a 53-year-old man caused by severe in-stent restenosis who had abdominal pain and weight loss. We used a 0.9 mm laser catheter with low energy and pulse rate as an adjunct to balloon therapy. After revascularization, the patient’s symptoms improved dramatically. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first published case in which atherectomy with laser was used to treat severe in-stent restenosis of a mesenteric vessel in chronic mesenteric ischemia.Learning ObjectiveThe treatment of severe in-stent restenosis of the superior mesenteric artery using laser atherec...
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - February 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Very late intrastent thrombotic occlusion caused by neoatherosclerosis after bare-metal stent implantation in the superficial femoral artery: Insight from histopathological findings
Publication date: Available online 14 January 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Shota Okuno, Osamu Iida, Katsumi Inoue, Mitsutoshi Asai, Masaharu Masuda, Shin Okamoto, Takayuki Ishihara, Kiyonori Nanto, Takashi Kanda, Takuya Tsujimura, Yasuhiro Matsuda, Yosuke Hata, Toshiaki ManoAbstractA 58-year-old male with gangrene in his left 1st digit due to critical limb ischemia had undergone endovascular therapy for chronic total occlusion of the left superficial femoral artery using bare-metal stents (BMSs). Angiography revealed in-stent occlusion of the BMS site when he was referred to our hospital with a recurre...
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - January 15, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Successful salvage of the left pulmonary artery in a neonate with isolated unilateral absence of the pulmonary artery
Publication date: Available online 10 January 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Kota Kawada, Hirofumi Saiki, Manabu Kemmochi, Seiko Kuwata, Manabu Takanashi, Kagami Miyaji, Hideaki SenzakiAbstractIsolated unilateral absence of the pulmonary artery (UAPA) is a congenital anomaly where involution of the extrapulmonary PA is insufficient and the intrapulmonary PA is only fed by the ductus arteriosus. Affected lung disorder causes complications years after ductus closure; thus, early diagnosis is of importance to avoid these complications. Here, we present the case of a male infant who was admitted to the neona...
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - January 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Disappearance of an anticoagulation–resistant left atrial appendage thrombus after administration of low–dose pimobendan
Publication date: Available online 9 January 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Takayuki Sekihara, Takuryu Sonoura, Yuka Nakamura, Isamu Sunayama, Yu Morishita, Masashi Ishimi, Masashi Yamato, Takahiro Yoshimura, Yoshinori YasuokaAbstractAnticoagulation therapy is essential for preventing thrombus formation in the left atrial appendage (LAA) and subsequent ischemic strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The complete disappearance of any existing LAA thrombi is crucial before AF ablation. Currently, warfarin and direct oral anticoagulants are widely used for this purpose. However, treatment strate...
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - January 10, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Intra-cardiac aspergilloma in a normally structured heart: A case report
Publication date: Available online 9 January 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Mahmoud Tabandeh, Eshan Bahramali, Zahra Savand Roomi, Soheila Salari, Mohammadreza Radpey, Nadereh ShamsolvaezinAbstractFungal endocarditis is a relatively rare condition which mostly complicates those with intra-cardiac devices and those whose immune system is compromised.Here we present a 63-year-old diabetic man with two-weeks history of weakness and fatigue plus low-grade fever. Transesophageal echocardiography showed a mobile mass attached to the left coronary cusp of the aortic valve which protruded into the left ventricul...
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - January 10, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

A case of takotsubo cardiomyopathy developing ventricular fibrillation after a pacemaker implantation
We report a case that developed potentially fatal complications after a pacemaker implantation. (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - January 9, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Pregnancy with Fontan circulation: A report of case series in Japan
This report discusses pregnant women with Fontan circulation by focusing on affected Japanese women. (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - December 31, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Strategy for estimating optimal heart rate in refractory heart failure with relative sinus bradycardia: A case report
We report a case of a man aged 58 years with an old broad anterior myocardial infarction and relative bradycardia (about 60 bpm) suffering from symptoms of congestive heart failure at rest in spite of optimal medical therapy, including the use of the inotropes. Transvenous atrial pacing during right heart catheterization indicated that an increase in heart rate (up to 80 bpm) improved hemodynamics immediately. Implantation of a pacemaker (atrial pacing of 80 bpm) was effective for stabilizing the heart failure symptoms. Transvenous atrial pacing during right heart catheterization is effective for estim...
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - December 29, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Acute Epstein-Barr related myocarditis: An unusual but life-threatening disease in an immunocompetent patient
We report a case of acute EBV-related myocarditis in a young female, complicated with malignant ventricular arrhythmias and cardiac arrest. After 20 days of hospitalization and treatment, the patient was fit for discharge on pharmacological therapy (tapering steroids, beta-blockers, amiodarone, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, and diuretics). Clinical course is described, cardiac magnetic resonance images are shown.This case underlines how myocarditis is a disease that should not be underestimated: it could present with life-threatening complications such as malignant arrhythmias and/or severe systolic dysfunction...
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - December 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Successful transcatheter closure of coronary artery fistula in a patient with anomalous aortic origin of the left main coronary artery from the right aortic sinus
We present transcatheter closure in a 6-year-old girl with CAF and anomalous aortic origin of the left main coronary artery from the right aortic sinus. The CAF originated from the left coronary artery (LCA), coursed through the interventricular septum (intraseptal course) with prominent dilation, and drained into the right ventricular outflow tract. She underwent transcatheter closure and was in a stable condition at the 3-year follow-up with regression of the dilated portion of the intraseptal-type LCA. Hence, transcatheter closure of CAF is feasible in patients with anomalous origins of coronary arteries. (Source: Journ...
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - December 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Fatal eosinophilic coronary periarteritis leads to dissection in a young patient: A case report
We report the case of a 35-year-old woman who presented with sudden unexpected cardiac arrest and was brought to the emergency ward. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was started by ambulance paramedic. On arrival, the patient was transferred to the catheterization laboratory due to sudden aborted cardiac death. The angiography was performed and dissection of the left main coronary artery, extended to the left anterior descending artery was detected. Pathological study confirmed ECPA. It appears that young and healthy patients with a history of intermittent vasospastic angina should be evaluated for ECPA. (Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases)
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - December 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Isolated pulmonary valvular stenosis with equilateral triangle orifice
Publication date: Available online 10 December 2019Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Sei Tsunoda, Yuka Kobayashi, Hiroshi Hirano, Ryoji Kitamura, Shin Nakamori, Satoaki MatobaAbstractIsolated congenital pulmonary valvular stenosis is a relatively common abnormality. A 52-year-old woman with an asymptomatic cardiac murmur since her childhood visited our hospital. The peak pressure gradient across the pulmonary valve (PV) was calculated 25 mmHg by Doppler velocity during the transthoracic echocardiography, the severity was graded into mild. The cardiac computed tomography indicated a dome-shaped PV with an e...
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - December 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research