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Ghazanfar Ali Shah, Jawaid Akbar Sial, Tahir Saghir
A 70-year diabetic and hypertensive lady admitted with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) underwent coronary angiography, which showed severe diffuse disease of proximal left anterior descending (LAD). She underwent percutaneous coronay intervention (PCI) of proximal LAD artery that resulted in occlusion of jailed first septal perforator. She remained stable and asymptomatic and was shifted to Coronary Care Unit (CCU) after successful procedure. Approximately five hours later, patient developed complete heart block (CHB) and became hemodynamically unstable...
March 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Friso Duynstee, Ruud W M Keunen, Agnes van Sonderen, Ali M Keyhan-Falsafi, Gerard J F Hoohenkerk, Gayleen Stephens, Erik Teeuws, Jan W K van Alphen, Dénes L J Tavy, Arne Mosch, Sebastiaan F T M de Bruijn, Hans van Overhagen, Frank E E Treurniet, Lucas C van Dijk, Paulien M van Kampen
OBJECTIVES: This study prospectively evaluates the impact of the Haga Braincare Strategy (HBS) on the occurrence of haemodynamic and embolic stroke in a cohort of patients who underwent coronay artery bypass grafting (CABG), valve replacement of a combination of both types of surgery between 2012 and 2015 at the Haga Teaching Hospitals. METHODS: The HBS is a dual strategy based on a preoperative vascular work-up of the cerebral circulation by transcranial Doppler and a perioperative monitoring of the cerebral circulation by cerebral oximetry...
November 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Veeravich Jaruvongvanich, Weeranuch Rattanadech, Wilawan Damkerngsuntorn, Suthinee Jaruvongvanich, Yongkasem Vorasettakarnkij
BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease is now the leading cause of death. Diagnosing myocardial infraction (MI) needs cardiac marker in case of equivocal clinical presentations and EKG interpretations. Troponin yields high sensitivity and specificity and could be used as a single screening assay. However, in actual practice, clinicians send CK-MB activity (CKMBa) as a combined marker with an expectation of providing additional diagnostic value due to large historical data. Discordant results from both markers lead to unclear management...
October 2015: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand
N Mas, P Olaechea, M Palomar, F Alvarez-Lerma, R Rivas, X Nuvials, R Gimeno, M Catalán, M P Gracia, I Seijas
OBJECTIVE: To describe the characteristics of the patients case-mix admitted to ICUs due to medical and surgical disease, and to compare both groups. DESIGN: Analysis of data covering the period 2006-2011 in the ENVIN-HELICS registry. An observational, prospective, multicenter and voluntary participation study. SETTING: A total of 188 Spanish ICUs. PATIENTS: All patients admitted for more than 24 hours. MAIN VARIABLES: Demographic data, cause of admission, severity scores, length of stay, mortality...
June 2015: Medicina Intensiva
Hadi Ar Hadi Khafaji, Jassim M Al Suwaidi
In patients with diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease is the principal cause of mortality and chest pain is the most frequent symptom in patients with stable and acute coronary artery disease. However, there is little knowledge concerning the pervasiveness of uncommon presentations in diabetics. The symptomatology of acute coronary syndrome, which comprises both pain and non-pain symptoms, may be affected by traditional risk factors such as age, gender, smoking, hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia...
August 26, 2014: World Journal of Cardiology
Kazuyuki Mizunoya, Takashi Maruyama, Tomoaki Fujii, Satoki Nasu, Nobuhiro Tanaka, Hidehiko Amenomori, Toshikazu Hashimoto, Yuji Morimoto
Uncontrolled hyperthyroidism is a risk factor of perioperative thyrotoxic crisis. We report a case of a 61-year-old woman with thyrotoxicosis diagnosed with unstable angina pectoris. She needed to have an early scheduled coronay artery bypass grafting surgery, because percutaneous intervention for the left main coronary artery in support of intra-aortic balloon pumping (IABP) resulted in failure. Tachycardia and hyperthermia were observed at admission to the ICU, and hemodynamic parameters suggested high-output heart failure...
October 2013: Masui. the Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology
Hirohiko Ando, Hideki Ishii, Daiji Yoshikawa, Tadayuki Uetani, Tetsuya Amano, Toyoaki Murohara
A male who were implanted bare metal stent 11 years ago were admitted for acute coronay syndrome. Optical coherence tomography showed a neointimal disruption and integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound revealed a lipid pool around the disrupted neointima, suggesting newly formed atherosclerotic neointima developed after bare metal stent implantation. The disruption of atherosclerotic neointima may represent a new potential mechanism of very late stent thrombosis after bare metal stent implantation.
February 1, 2012: American Journal of Cardiology
L Zhou, W Ma, Z Yang, F Zhang, L Lu, Z Ding, B Ding, T Ha, X Gao, C Li
Angiogenic growth factors, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and angiopoietin-1 (Ang1) could decrease myocardial infarct size, which was assumed to be related with newly formed capillaries. We doubted that these capillaries could do this solely and the potential protective mechanisms of VEGF and Ang1 on myocardium need to be evaluated. Three types of adenoviruses encoding human VEGF(165) (Ad-VEGF(165)), human angiopoietin-1 (Ad-Ang1) and green fluorescent protein (Ad-GFP, as a parallel control) were constructed...
February 2005: Gene Therapy
W Buhre, S Kazmaier, H Sonntag, A Weyland
BACKGROUND: Measurements of intrathoracic blood volume (ITBV) provide volumetric information about cardiac preload and are used to investigate the cause of alterations in cardiac output (CO). On the other hand, CO is required to calculate ITBV. Thus, concerns have been raised with respect to a mathematical coupling of data. The aim of this prospective, clinical study was to investigate whether a variation in CO induced by high-dose beta-blockade influences thermodilution measurements of ITBV in the absence of changes in intravascular volume in patients undergoing minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting...
August 2001: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
M J Maximov, M J Brody
The possibility that failure of vascular resistance to increase during hypotension in cardiogenic shock is a generalized phenomenon affecting many vascular beds was investigated in anesthetized dogs subjected to coronary arterial embolization. Blood flow in the carotid, mesenteric and renal vascular beds was monitored. Efferent vagus nerve stimulation, which, through bradycardia, produces hypotension of cardiac origin without myocardial damage, was associated with reflex vasoconstrictor responses in the carotid and mesenteric vascular beds; no change in resistance occurred in the renal vascular bed...
January 1976: American Journal of Cardiology
C Zamorano, E B Diethrich
When a candidate for aortocoronary bypass has an associated lesion of the aorta orone of its major branches, a single operation may be indicated for correction of both problems. Three typical cases illustrate the concept of the combined approach to surgical management of coronary arterial lesions and associated carotid arterial disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm, and superficial-femoral arterial disease. An aortocoronary bypass candidate with carotid stenosis may be in imminent danger of both myocardial infarction and stroke...
May 1975: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
D D Heistad, F M Abboud, A L Mark, P G Schmid
The purpose of this study was to determine the relative effects of acute hypoxemia on constrictor responses to norepinephrine and angiotensin in two vascular beds, the coronary and skeletal muscle. The left circumflex coronary and gracilis muscle arteries of anesthetized dogs were perfused at constant flow. Practolol or propranolol was administered to block indirect myocardial effects of norepinephrine on coronary resistance. When Po2 of arterial blood perfusing the coronary and muscle beds was reduced from 101 to 44 mm while systemic Pco2 remained normal, constrictor responses to both norepinephrine and angiotensin were inhibited in coronary vessels but not in muscle vessels...
June 1975: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
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