Heart Lung Circ 2021 Jul 15. Epub 2021 Jul 15.
Department of Cardiology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland. Electronic address:
Front Cardiovasc Med 2021 3;8:713694. Epub 2021 Sep 3.
Clinical Department of Internal Medicine and Specialistics, University Department of Advanced Clinical and Surgical Sciences, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Naples, Italy.
A steadying increase of cancer survivors has been observed as a consequence of more effective therapies. However, chemotherapy regimens are often associated with significant toxicity, and cardiac damage emerges as a prominent clinical issue. Many mechanisms sustain chemotherapy-induced cardiac toxicity: direct myocyte damage, arrhythmia induction, coronary vasospasm, and accelerated atherosclerosis. Read More
Cureus 2021 Aug 18;13(8):e17281. Epub 2021 Aug 18.
Internal Medicine/Cardiology, Richmond University Medical Center, Staten Island, USA.
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a cardiac condition that presents with features of acute myocardial infarction and transient systolic dysfunction without angiographic findings of obstructive coronary heart disease. Common presenting symptoms include acute substernal chest pain, dyspnea and syncope. It is usually triggered by recent emotional or physical stress such as head trauma, stroke, sepsis, overproduction of catecholamines such as pheochromocytoma or following Myasthenia crisis. Read More
J Cardiol Cases 2021 Sep 15. Epub 2021 Sep 15.
Department of Cardiology, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA, USA.
The coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 pandemic has affected millions worldwide with prevention efforts culminating in the development of a vaccine. An mRNA vaccine, developed by Moderna (Cambridge, MA, USA), mounts an immunologic response leading to antibody neutralization. Commonly reported vaccine side effects include myalgia, fever, and chills, with low reported rates of cardiovascular events. Read More
Front Cardiovasc Med 2021 30;8:695883. Epub 2021 Aug 30.
Department of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Left ventricular (LV) global function index (LVGFI) has been introduced as a volume-based composite metric for evaluation of ventricular function. The definition formula combines stroke volume (SV), end-systolic volume (ESV), end-diastolic volume (EDV) and LV mass/density. Being a dimensionless ratio, this new metric has serious limitations which require evaluation at a mathematical and clinical level. Read More
Oxf Med Case Reports 2021 Sep 13;2021(9):omab087. Epub 2021 Sep 13.
Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania.
Takotsubo syndrome is a rare cause of systolic dysfunction and can be found as a clinical manifestation of pheochromocytoma. We present a case of rapid onset of systolic dysfunction with cardiogenic shock, which developed after the surgical excision of an adrenal gland tumor in a 60-year-old male. Coronary angiography excluded coronary artery disease. Read More