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Ann Palliat Med 2021 Jul 14. Epub 2021 Jul 14.
Department of Anesthesiology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.
Paravalvular leaks (PVL) are well-recognized complications after artificial valve replacement and symptomatic periprosthetic leaks are closely associated with increased mobility and mortality. Owing to the difference in types of prosthetic valve and options of suture technique, echocardiography of PVL can be diverse and challenge to diagnose. Herein, we report a patient with continuous low cardiac output syndrome on the second day after surgery after aortic replacement, which was misdiagnosed as coronary-left ventricular fistula by transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE). Read More
Cardiol Young 2021 Jul 29:1-3. Epub 2021 Jul 29.
Department of Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi110029, India.
Abernethy malformation is a rare entity. We report a 5-year-old boy presenting with severe pulmonary hypertension in whom Abernethy malformation and inferior caval vein interruption were diagnosed by CT angiography. In addition, the iliac veins were thrombosed with multiple venous collateral drainage. Read More
Arq Bras Cardiol 2021 Jul;117(1):89-90
Unidade de Cardiologia Intervencionista, S. Antonio Abate Hospital,Trapani - Itália.
Coronary artery fistula is a rare anatomic abnormality of the coronary arteries that affects 0.002% of the general population and represents 14% of all anomalies of coronary arteries. Its clinical relevance focuses mainly on the mechanism of the coronary steal phenomenon, causing myocardial functional ischemia, even in the absence of stenosis; therefore, angina and effort dyspnea are common symptoms. Read More
Cardiol Young 2021 Jul 28:1-7. Epub 2021 Jul 28.
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, The Children's Hospital and Institute of Child Health, Lahore, Pakistan.
Background: Transcatheter ventricular septal defect closure remains a complex procedure with potential complications like complete heart block and aortic regurgitation. The ideal device design for such intervention is still evolving.Aim: To assess the safety, efficacy, and short-term outcome of ventricular septal defect closure using LifeTechTM multifunctional (KONAR-MFTM) VSD Occluder. Read More
JACC Case Rep 2021 May 19;3(5):760-765. Epub 2021 May 19.
Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Surgical and rarely transcatheter aortic valve replacement can be complicated by intracardiac fistula. Transcatheter closure of those shunts has been previously reported with favorable results. We describe a case of percutaneous closure of left ventricular outflow tract-to-left atrium fistula after surgical aortic valve replacement using an Amplatzer Vascular Plug II. Read More