More on Waiting for Test Results: When a Doctor is the Patient.
PMID: 31236066 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - April 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Fred HL Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

My Wife's Back.
PMID: 31236067 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - April 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Fred HL Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

From Rags to Riches: My Association with Maxwell Myer Wintrobe.
PMID: 31236068 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - April 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Fred HL Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

The SASH Phenomenon: Calling Attention to the Natural History of Diseases.
PMID: 31236069 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - April 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Fred HL Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

English Can Be Tricky: Homophones, Homographs, and Other Linguistic Oddities.
PMID: 31236070 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - April 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Fred HL Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

The Last Word.
PMID: 31236071 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - April 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Joudah F Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Artificial Neochordae Implantation in Tricuspid Valve Repair.
Abstract Various techniques for treating tricuspid regurgitation have been described; however, because of scarce data about the long-term outcomes of different repairs, the optimal technique has not been established. We evaluated the effectiveness and durability of artificial neochordae implantation in the treatment of tricuspid regurgitation. From 2009 through 2014, 507 patients underwent tricuspid valve repair at our institution. Of those, 48 patients implanted with artificial neochordae were included in our study. The median age of the participants was 62 years (range, 4-77 yr) and 50% were women. Thirty patien...
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - April 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Salihi S, Kiziltan HT, Huraibat A, Korkmaz AA, Kara I, Guden M Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Dual-Energy Computed Tomography-Enabled Material Separation in Diagnosing Left Atrial Appendage Thrombus.
Abstract We explored the potential clinical value of material separation enabled by dual-energy spectral computed tomography in detecting left atrial appendage thrombi. The study enrolled 24 patients who were scheduled to undergo atrial fibrillation ablation (12 with and 12 without left atrial appendage thrombi). Computed tomograms were acquired in gemstone spectral imaging mode; the densities in the regions of the left atrial appendage cavities, pectinate muscles, and left atrial appendage thrombi were analyzed on monochromatic 70-keV images. Iodine and blood were chosen as the material basis pair; the iodine and...
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - April 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: He YQ, Liu L, Zhang MC, Zeng H, Yang P Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Effect of Percutaneous Suction Thromboembolectomy on Improved Right Ventricular Function.
We describe our initial experience with using the AngioVac system to remove thromboemboli percutaneously. We reviewed all suction thromboembolectomy procedures performed at our institution from March 2013 through August 2015. The main indications for the procedure were failed catheter-directed therapy, contraindication to thrombolysis, bleeding-related complications, and clot-in-transit phenomena. We collected details on patient characteristics, procedural indications, thrombus location, hemodynamic values, cardiac function, pharmacologic support, and survival to discharge from the hospital. The Wilcoxon signed-rank test w...
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - April 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Akhmerov A, Reich H, Mirocha J, Ramzy D Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Minimally Invasive Endovascular Repair of Ascending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm with Use of Local Anesthesia and Conscious Sedation.
We describe a novel, minimally invasive approach to endovascular repair of ATAA, involving local anesthesia, conscious sedation, and 24-hour hospitalization. Two consecutive male patients (ages, 79 and 54 yr) who had comorbidities underwent percutaneous transfemoral endovascular ATAA repair with use of commercially available endografts. Patient 1 had a saccular aneurysm, and Patient 2 had a pseudoaneurysm consequent to recent surgical ATAA repair. The patients were discharged from the hospital 24 hours after technically successful, uncomplicated procedures. At 2 months, computed tomograms showed no endoleak or stent-graft ...
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - April 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Almanfi A, Krajcer Z Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Pheochromocytoma-Induced Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy.
We report the case of a 66-year-old woman who presented with abdominal pain. Examination revealed a large right adrenal mass, cardiogenic shock, and severe heart failure in the presence of normal coronary arteries. Within days, the patient's hemodynamic status and left ventricular ejection fraction improved markedly. Results of imaging and biochemical tests confirmed the diagnosis of pheochromocytoma-induced takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Medical therapy and right adrenalectomy resolved the patient's heart failure, and she was asymptomatic postoperatively. We recommend awareness of the link between pheochromocytoma and takotsub...
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - April 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Afana M, Panchal RJ, Simon RM, Hejab A, Lahiri SW, Khandelwal AK, Hudson MP Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Adjunctive Ischemic Lower-Limb Perfusion during Aortic Repair with Cardiopulmonary Bypass Prevents Fatal Reperfusion Injury.
We describe the case of a 64-year-old woman who presented with acute aortic dissection manifesting itself as lower-limb ischemia. During and after aortic surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass, the patient developed myonephropathic metabolic syndrome. Hyperkalemia was corrected and acute kidney injury was prevented by infusing large volumes of intravenous fluids and administering human atrial natriuretic peptide. Peripheral bypass surgery was unnecessary. This case suggests that restoring blood flow to an ischemic leg by means of adjunctive perfusion during aortic repair with cardiopulmonary bypass is a viable way to overcome...
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - April 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kurisu K, Kimura S, Mitsuo H, Ueno Y Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Surgical Repair of a Giant Aorto-Left Ventricular Fistula.
We describe the case of a 27-year-old woman who underwent successful surgical repair of an aortoventricular fistula that originated from the right coronary sinus and extended into the left ventricle through the interventricular septum. In addition to the patient's case, we briefly discuss this unusual condition. PMID: 31236080 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - April 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mve Mvondo C, Pugliese M, Dailor EM Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Unconventional 2:1 Ventricular Pacing in a Neonate with Congenital Heart Block and Biventricular Noncompaction.
We present the case of a neonate with congenital complete heart block and biventricular noncompaction that resulted in severe diastolic dysfunction and atrioventricular dyssynchrony. We intentionally used 2:1 ventricular pacing to provide atrioventricular synchrony with every paced beat, and this resulted in hemodynamic and clinical improvement. This unconventional pacing technique may be beneficial in other neonates who have complete heart block and diastolic dysfunction. PMID: 31236081 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - April 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Schneider AE, Wackel PL Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome Associated with Coronary Artery Vasospasm.
We describe what we think is the first reported case of coronary artery spasm in association with reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome. Future research should be focused on identifying treatment options and defining the mechanisms by which the cerebral and coronary vasculature are affected. PMID: 31236082 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - April 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Laeeq R, Berman JS, Khalid U, Lakkis NM, Tabbaa R Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Use of a Covered CP Stent to Exclude an Aortic-Brachiocephalic Conduit Pseudoaneurysm.
Abstract A 63-year-old woman was incidentally found to have a thoracic aortic aneurysm. We performed hybrid repair involving aortic arch debranching and endovascular stent-graft placement. Four months later, an asymptomatic pseudoaneurysm had formed at the aortic conduit-brachiocephalic artery anastomosis. To exclude the pseudoaneurysm, we deployed a Covered CP Stent across the anastomosis through a surgically created right axillary artery conduit. We discuss the patient's case and our choice of treatment. PMID: 31236083 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - April 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Chen RC, Kwon M, Levi D, Moriarty JM Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Surgical Repair of Mitral-Aortic Intervalvular Fibrosa Pseudoaneurysm in a High-Risk Patient 13 Years after Aortic Root Replacement.
We describe the case of a 50-year-old man in whom a pseudoaneurysm of the mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa developed after aortic root replacement with a homograft. After 13 years of watchful waiting, reoperation was deemed necessary because the pseudoaneurysm had grown to 48 mm and the aortic regurgitation caused by the degenerated homograft had become severe. This case highlights the need for increased awareness of mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa pseudoaneurysms and their management. PMID: 31236084 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - April 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Muretti M, Elmahdy W, Ttofi I, Mozalbat D, Murphy M, Asimakopoulos G, Rosendahl U Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Acute Isolated Right Ventricular Infarction: Unusual Presentation of Anterior ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction.
We describe the cases of 2 patients who presented with acute chest syndrome with isolated ST-segment elevation in leads V1 and V2. Emergency coronary angiograms revealed that acute thrombotic occlusion of the right ventricular marginal branch of the dominant right coronary artery caused the clinical manifestations in the first patient, whereas occlusion of the proximal nondominant right coronary artery was the culprit lesion in the second patient. Both lesions caused right ventricular myocardial infarction. The patients underwent successful primary percutaneous coronary intervention. These cases illustrate the importance o...
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - April 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Zhong WW, Blue M, Michaels AD Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

ST-Segment Elevation Soon after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.
PMID: 31236086 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - April 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Borgaonkar S, Birnbaum Y Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Transapical Implantation of Edwards Sapien XT Valve to Close a Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Pseudoaneurysm.
va GV PMID: 31236087 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - April 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Peñalver J, Shatila W, Macedo FY, Silva GV Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Waiting for Test Results.
PMID: 30833829 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - February 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Fred HL Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Chicken-Fried Steak Changed My Outlook on Medicine.
PMID: 30833830 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - February 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lehner MJ Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Influence of Body Mass Index on Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Surgery for Acute Aortic Dissection: A Propensity-Matched Analysis.
olo G Abstract To determine whether body mass index ≥30 kg/m2 affects morbidity and mortality rates in patients undergoing surgery for type A acute aortic dissection, we conducted a retrospective study of 201 patients with type A dissection. Patients were divided into 2 groups according to body mass index (BMI): nonobese (BMI,
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - February 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lio A, Bovio E, Nicolò F, Saitto G, Scafuri A, Bassano C, Chiariello L, Ruvolo G Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Clinical Evaluation of Exercise Capacity in Adults with Systemic Right Ventricle.
Abstract The right ventricle provides systemic circulation in individuals with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA) and in those with complete transposition who have had an atrial switch repair (DTGA). The aim of this study was to evaluate how the systemic right ventricle adapts to increased workload and oxygen demand during exercise. From November 2005 through December 2015, 3,358 adult patients with congenital heart disease were treated at our institution; we identified 48 (26 females, 22 males; median age, 25.4 ± 8.1 yr) who met the study criteria; 37 had DTGA and atrial swi...
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - February 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Rog B, Salapa K, Okolska M, Dluzniewska N, Werynski P, Podolec P, Tomkiewicz-Pajak L Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Carcinoid Heart Disease: Review of Current Knowledge.
Abstract Carcinoid heart disease is the collective term for all cardiac manifestations in patients who have carcinoid syndrome. Carcinoid heart disease has a multifactorial pathophysiology, and the right side of the heart is usually involved. Symptoms and signs vary depending upon the affected cardiac components; most typical is right-sided heart failure secondary to diseased tricuspid and pulmonary valves. Despite no single ideal diagnostic test, strong suspicion, coupled with serologic and imaging results, usually enables diagnosis. Advances in imaging, such as speckle-tracking echocardiography and cardiac magne...
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - February 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ram P, Penalver JL, Lo KBU, Rangaswami J, Pressman GS Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Role of Multimodal Cardiac Imaging in Diagnosing a Primary Intimal Sarcoma of the Left Atrial Appendage.
We present the case of a 49-year-old woman in whom we diagnosed a primary intimal sarcoma of the left atrial appendage, and we discuss the importance of multimodal imaging in the evaluation and diagnosis of cardiac masses. PMID: 30833834 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - February 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Raphael KL, Martinez AP, Clements SD, Isiadinso I Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Coxsackie B2 Virus Infection Causing Multiorgan Failure and Cardiogenic Shock in a 42-Year-Old Man.
We present the unusual case of a 42-year-old man in whom coxsackie B2 virus infection caused multiorgan infection, necessitating distal pancreatectomy, splenectomy, renal dialysis, and venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation with mechanical ventilation. In addition, the patient had a rapid-eye-movement sleep-related conduction abnormality that caused frequent sinus pauses of longer than 10 s, presumably due to myocarditis from the coxsackievirus infection. He recovered after permanent pacemaker placement and was discharged from the hospital. We discuss our aggressive supportive care and the few other reports of mu...
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - February 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hopkins KA, Abdou MH, Hadi MA Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Surgical Repair of a 13-cm Infrarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm with Aortocaval Fistula in a 63-Year-Old Tuba Player.
We report our surgical repair of a 13-cm-diameter infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm and aortocaval fistula in a 63-year-old orchestral tuba player who had 2 classic symptoms of the condition. The unruptured aneurysm and fistula were complicated by acutely angled vessels, so we performed surgery rather than endovascular repair. The patient recovered fully and was discharged from the hospital. This infrarenal aneurysm with aortocaval fistula is perhaps the largest to have been treated successfully by means of open surgery. In addition to our patient's case, we discuss the history and treatment considerations of this rare ...
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - February 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Bitargil M, Bektas N, Omeroglu S, Koramaz I Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Preventing a Catastrophe: Increasing Awareness of Loeys-Dietz Syndrome.
We describe the case of a 21-year-old man who was diagnosed with Loeys-Dietz syndrome after 2 family members died of aortic dissection. This case highlights the importance of increased physician awareness of this syndrome, which can play a crucial role in preventing premature sudden cardiac death caused by aortic catastrophe. PMID: 30833837 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - February 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kane BS, Shamsa K Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Spontaneous Resolution of Residual Shunting in 2 Compromised Patients after Amplatzer Occlusion of Postinfarction Ventricular Septal Defects.
We report 2 closures of postinfarction VSDs with use of the Amplatzer Septal Occluder. Both elderly patients-one with severe heart failure, one with persistent hemolysis, and neither a surgical candidate-had high-velocity residual shunting through the occluders. We intensively managed the patients' conditions and used angiography and transthoracic echocardiography to record the gradual disappearance of each shunt over 4 months-the first such serial monitoring of which we are aware. We think that even substantial shunting in the presence of severe heart failure or hemolysis can eventually resolve spontaneously, assuming eff...
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - February 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Yanagiuchi T, Tada N, Suchi T, Mizutani Y, Matsumoto T, Sakurai M, Ootomo T Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome Presenting as Congestive Heart Failure in a Patient with Thrombotic Microangiopathy.
We describe the case of a 46-year-old woman who presented with acute congestive heart failure as a manifestation of catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome, which is characterized by rapidly progressing multiorgan involvement. Targeted therapy improved our patient's cardiomyopathy and saved her life. Increased recognition of thrombotic microangiopathy as an underlying pathophysiologic mechanism in heart failure and initiation of timely treatment may help to prevent death in patients with thrombotic microangiopathy. PMID: 30833839 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - February 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Tulai IM, Penciu OM, Raut R, Rudinskaya A Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Tachycardia in the Presence of Ventricular Pacing.
PMID: 30833840 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - February 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Tanavin T, Pollet M, Birnbaum Y Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Hepatocellular Carcinoma Involving the Left Ventricle.
PMID: 30833841 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - February 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Birnbaum GD, Faza NN, Birnbaum Y Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Penetrating Atherosclerotic Ulcer of the Ascending Aorta Found Incidentally in a 71-Year-Old Man.
PMID: 30833842 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - February 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Grande AM, Di Perna D, Valentini A, Arbustini E Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Cardiac Replacement in Our Lifetime.
PMID: 30833843 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - February 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Copeland JG Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Improving Access to Liver Transplantation through the ECHO Telehealth Model.
PMID: 30833844 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - February 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sigireddi RR, Carrion AF Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Hand Transplantation: The Benefits, Risks, Outcomes, and Future.
PMID: 30833845 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - February 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Reece E, Ackah R Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Unique Empathy Gained: Liver Transplant Specialist as a Liver Transplant Patient.
PMID: 30833846 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - February 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Box TD, Utech KA Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Extracorporeal Liver Support in Patients with Acute Liver Failure.
PMID: 30833847 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - February 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Villarreal JA, Sussman NL Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Progress in Immunosuppressive Agents for Solid-Organ Transplantation.
PMID: 30833848 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - February 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Zhang WQ, Vierling JM Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

The Benefits of a Local Kidney Exchange.
PMID: 30833849 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - February 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ismail MS, Cusick M, Galvan NTN Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

The Future of Tissue Engineering in Heart Transplantation.
PMID: 30833850 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - February 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Taylor DA Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Outcomes in Solid-Organ Transplantation: Success and Stagnation.
PMID: 30833851 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - February 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Rana A, Godfrey EL Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

The State of Artificial Heart Therapy.
PMID: 30833852 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - February 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Alnajar A, Frazier OH Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Portable Normothermic Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion to Reduce Warm Ischemia Time and Increase Graft Usage.
PMID: 30833853 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - February 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Loor G, Kothare A Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Solid-Organ Transplantation Services in the Veterans Health Administration.
PMID: 30833854 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - February 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Cotton RT Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Physician Burnout: Causes, Consequences, and (?) Cures.
PMID: 30374225 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - August 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Fred HL, Scheid MS Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Tony and Me.
PMID: 30374226 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal)
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - August 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Churchwell AL Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

High-Risk Cardiovascular Conditions in Sports-Related Sudden Death: Prevalence in 5,169 Schoolchildren Screened via Cardiac Magnetic Resonance.
We examined the range of normal left ventricular size and function in the main study cohort (schoolchildren 11-14 yr old). We defined diagnostic criteria for hr-CVC and compared the cardiac measurements of these younger participants with those of older children whom we examined (age, 15-18 yr). From 5,169 completed diagnostic studies (mean participant age, 13.06 ± 1.78 yr), CMR results revealed 76 previously undiagnosed cases of hr-CVC (1.47% of the total cohort): 11 of dilated cardiomyopathy (14.5%), 3 of nonobstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (3.9%), 23 ACAOS-IM cases (30.3%; 6 left-ACAOS and 17 right-ACAOS), ...
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - August 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Angelini P, Cheong BY, Lenge De Rosen VV, Lopez A, Uribe C, Masso AH, Ali SW, Davis BR, Muthupillai R, Willerson JT Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research

Prognostic Performance of Prospective versus Retrospective Electrocardiographic Gating in Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography.
Abstract Coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) with prospective electrocardiographic gating reduces radiation exposure, but its prognostic power for predicting cardiovascular risk in patients with suspected CAD has not been fully validated. To determine whether prospective gating performs as well as retrospective gating in this population, we compared these scan modes in patients undergoing 64-slice CCTA. From January 2009 through September 2011, 1,407 patients underwent CCTA; of these, 915 (mean age, 57.8 ± 13.5 yr; 54% male) had suspected coronary artery disease at the time of CCTA and were inc...
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - August 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Velankar P, Chaikriangkrai K, Dewal N, Bala SK, Elferjani B, Alchalabi S, Chang SM Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research