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Assessing the perforation site of cardiac tamponade during radiofrequency catheter ablation using gas analysis of pericardial effusion.

Heart Rhythm O2 2020 Oct 24;1(4):268-274. Epub 2020 Jun 24.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kyorin University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

Background: The incidence of pericardial effusion (PE) during radiofrequency catheter ablation (CA) for atrial fibrillation is approximately 1%. PE is a major complication during CA, but there has been limited literature about the perforation site responsible.

Objective: This study aimed to retrospectively investigate the characteristics of the procedure and the patients in whom PE developed during CA. Read More

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Cardiac Tamponade Unmasking Recurrent Ovarian Cancer.

Cureus 2021 Jun 5;13(6):e15464. Epub 2021 Jun 5.

Gynecologic Oncology, State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, USA.

Pericardial disease is a common manifestation of malignancy. Gynecologic malignancies such as ovarian cancer rarely present with cardiac involvement. Cardiac tamponade may be the initial presentation of malignancy in as many as half of pericardial disease cases. Read More

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Diagnosis and treatment of effusive-constrictive pericarditis: a case report.

Eur Heart J Case Rep 2021 May 8;5(5):ytab174. Epub 2021 May 8.

Department of Cardiology, Pennsylvania Hospital-University of Pennsylvania Health System, 800 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Background: Effusive-constrictive pericarditis (ECP) is a rare syndrome involving pericardial effusion and concomitant constrictive pericarditis. The hallmark is a persistently elevated right atrial pressure of >10 mmHg or reduction of less than 50% from baseline despite pericardiocentesis. Aetiologies include radiation, infection, malignancy, and autoimmune disease. Read More

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Cardiac Tamponade Secondary to Influenza B Infection.

Cureus 2021 May 7;13(5):e14888. Epub 2021 May 7.

Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Montgomery, Montgomery, USA.

Every year, Influenza infection contributes to significant morbidity and mortality carrying a huge economic burden. Extra-pulmonary manifestations are increasingly being recognized. We present a 29-year-old woman with acute pericarditis and cardiac tamponade requiring emergent pericardiocentesis secondary to Influenza B infection. Read More

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Is the use of dual antiplatelet therapy following urgent and emergency coronary artery bypass surgery associated with increased risk of cardiac tamponade?

J Clin Transl Res 2021 Apr 13;7(2):229-233. Epub 2021 Mar 13.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Castle Hill Hospital, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Hull, UK.

Background And Aim: Cardiac tamponade is a recognized post-cardiac surgery complication, resulting in increased morbidity and mortality. The 2016 American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association Guidelines recommended the use of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy (DAPT) in the management of patients undergoing urgent or emergency coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The effect of DAPT on cardiac tamponade rates was investigated in comparison to aspirin monotherapy (AMT). Read More

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Clinical Outcomes of Self-Made Polyurethane-Covered Stent Implantation for the Treatment of Coronary Artery Perforations.

J Interv Cardiol 2021 17;2021:6661763. Epub 2021 May 17.

Department of Cardiology, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Shanghai 200032, China.

Objectives: The present study aimed to investigate the short- and long-term clinical outcomes of self-made polyurethane-covered stents (PU-CS) in patients for the management of coronary artery perforation (CAP) during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

Background: Coronary artery perforation is reckoned as a serious complication in PCI and associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Covered stents have been used for treating the life-threatening CAP during PCI. Read More

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Catheter Ablation vs. Anti-Arrhythmic Drugs as First-Line Treatment in Symptomatic Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials.

Front Cardiovasc Med 2021 21;8:664647. Epub 2021 May 21.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medical Sciences, "Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino" Hospital, University of Turin, Turin, Italy.

Catheter ablation has become a well-established indication for long-term rhythm control in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients refractory to anti-arrhythmic drugs (AADs). Efficacy and safety of AF catheter ablation (AFCA) before AADs failure are, instead, questioned. The aim of the study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) comparing first-line AFCA with AADs in symptomatic patients with paroxysmal AF. Read More

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Cardiac tamponade: Better prognosis in association with pulmonary embolism: Case report.

Ann Med Surg (Lond) 2021 Jun 19;66:102410. Epub 2021 May 19.

Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hassan II University of Casablanca, B.P, 5696, Casablanca, Morocco.

The tamponade leads to an increase in intrapericardial pressure, which impairs the diastolic filling of the ventricles and reduces ejection. However, the association with pulmonary arterial hypertension, which in turn leads to an intracardiac hyper-pressure, constitutes a compensatory mechanism. We report the case of a 23 year old patient followed for anemia due to martial deficiency for 2 years, who consulted us with right heart failure evolving for 5 months, a hemoptoic cough and chest tightness. Read More

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A Case of Stage II Ascending Colon Cancer with Cardiac Tamponade Due to Pericardial Metastasis.

Am J Case Rep 2021 Jun 7;22:e932239. Epub 2021 Jun 7.

Department of Surgery, National Hospital Organization Higashihiroshima Medical Center, Hiroshima, Japan.

BACKGROUND Malignant tumors, such as lung and breast cancers, can metastasize to the heart. However, cardiac metastasis rarely occurs in colorectal cancer. Cardiac metastasis cases are typically asymptomatic and rarely cause cardiac tamponade. Read More

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Efficacy and safety of novel temperature-controlled radiofrequency ablation system during pulmonary vein isolation in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: TRAC-AF study.

J Interv Card Electrophysiol 2021 Jun 5. Epub 2021 Jun 5.

Helmsley Electrophysiology Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1030, New York, NY, 10029, USA.

Background And Purpose: Saline-irrigated radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for atrial fibrillation (AF) is limited by the absence of reliable thermal feedback limiting the utility of temperature monitoring for power titration. The DiamondTemp (DT) ablation catheter was designed to allow efficient temperature-controlled irrigated ablation. We sought to assess the 1-year clinical safety and efficacy of the DT catheter in treating drug-refractory paroxysmal AF. Read More

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Diagnosis and Management of Left Ventricular Perforation During Mapping of Ventricular Tachycardia.

Am J Case Rep 2021 Jun 4;22:e930381. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Heart Center Lübeck, Medical Clinic II, Lübeck, Germany.

BACKGROUND Cardiac perforation leading to cardiac tamponade is one of the possible complications of endocardial mapping during catheter-based ablation procedures. The early diagnosis of catheter-induced perforation is critical for effective management of these patients. We hereby present the diagnosis and management of left ventricular perforation during mapping of ventricular tachycardia in a patient with left ventricular aneurysm. Read More

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Echocardiographic Screening for Postoperative Pericardial Effusion in Children.

Pediatr Cardiol 2021 Jun 4. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Stollery Children's Hospital, University of Alberta, 8440-112thSt. NW, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2B7, Canada.

Pericardial effusion (PE) after cardiac surgery can be life threatening without timely detection, and the optimal screening method is unknown. We sought to evaluate the role of a surveillance echocardiogram on postoperative day 10 (± 2), determine the incidence of postoperative PE, and identify risk factors. We conducted a retrospective cohort study including all pediatric patients who underwent open heart surgery at a single institution over a 7-month period. Read More

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Application of Point-of-care Cardiac Ultrasonography in COVID-19 Infection: Lessons Learned from the Early Experience.

J Med Ultrasound 2021 Jan-Mar;29(1):3-8. Epub 2021 Mar 20.

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Technology, Yuanpei University of Medical Technology, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

The outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 infection, also known as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), was formally defined a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) in March 2020, and is still a global health issue. Since there is a high prevalence of acute cardiac injury in patients with COVID-19 infection, point-of-care cardiac ultrasound (PoCCUS) may be used for longitudinal monitoring of patients infected with COVID-19. However, there is still limited experience on the application of PoCCUS in the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

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Cardiac Tamponade Complicating Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Single-Centre Experience.

Heart Lung Circ 2021 May 31. Epub 2021 May 31.

Department of Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine, São João University Hospital Centre, Porto, Portugal; Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

Background: Cardiac tamponade is a potential complication during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

Method: This study assessed the incidence, clinical presentation, therapeutic approach, and outcome of cardiac tamponade at a single ECMO centre during a 10-year period.

Results: Cardiac tamponade occurred in 11 adults (seven men; age 53 years [range, 48-60]) of 566 patients (1. Read More

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Pericardial Diseases in COVID19: a Contemporary Review.

Curr Cardiol Rep 2021 06 3;23(7):90. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Center for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pericardial Diseases, Section of Cardiovascular Imaging, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart, Vascular, and Thoracic Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA.

Purpose Of Review: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID19) involves the heart, including pericardium. This article reviews the possible pathophysiological mechanisms in pericardial involvement in COVID19 and pericardial manifestations of COVID19. It also summarizes the patients with pericarditis secondary to COVID19 and outlines the contemporary treatment strategies in this patient population. Read More

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A Delayed Case of Pericarditis Following Recovery From COVID-19 Infection.

Cureus 2021 Apr 10;13(4):e14397. Epub 2021 Apr 10.

Emergency Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, USA.

Pericarditis is a rare cardiac complication of coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) infection. Recent case reports describe severe sequelae of pericarditis, including cardiac tamponade, developing within days of initial COVID-19 symptoms. We present a case of pericarditis with slower onset and milder symptoms, developing over a period of a few weeks in an immunocompetent male who recovered from COVID-19 several months earlier. Read More

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Evaluation of Thoracoscopic Pericardial Window Size and Execution Time in Dogs: Comparison of Two Surgical Approaches.

Animals (Basel) 2021 May 18;11(5). Epub 2021 May 18.

Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Messina, Viale Palatucci, 98168 Messina, Italy.

Pericardial effusion presents clinicians with a challenge when diagnosing the underlying cause and performing a prognosis. Different techniques have been suggested for canine thoracoscopic pericardiectomy with the creation of variable pericardial window size. The aim of this study was to statistically compare the surgical time and achieved window size of the paraxiphoid transdiaphragmatic and monolateral intercostal approaches. Read More

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[Traumatic Right Atrial Rupture with Left Hemothorax but without Hemopericardium:Report of a Case].

Kyobu Geka 2021 Jun;74(6):446-448

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Shizuoka Saiseikai General Hospital, Shizuoka, Japan.

Traumatic cardiac rupture is mostly accompanied by tamponade and/or hemopericardium. We experienced a rare case of traumatic right atrial rupture with left hemothorax, but without hemopericardium. A 36-year-old male had a traffic accident, and was transported to our hospital. Read More

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[Cardiac Tamponade due to a Ruptured Giant Coronary Artery Aneurysm].

Kyobu Geka 2021 Jun;74(6):424-428

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Japanese Red Cross Kumamoto Hospital, Kumamoto, Japan.

We report a case of a ruptured coronary artery aneurysm. An 87-year-old woman suffered from cardiac tamponade due to a ruptured coronary artery aneurysm. Coronary angiography showed a giant coronary aneurysm without coronary artery fistula. Read More

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Complications Associated With Catheter Ablation in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: A Report From the JROAD-DPC Study.

J Am Heart Assoc 2021 Jun 27;10(11):e019701. Epub 2021 May 27.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center Suita Japan.

Background Aging is one of the major concerns and determinants of the indications for catheter ablation (CA) for atrial fibrillation. This study aimed to assess the safety of CA in older patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing CA. Methods and Results The JROAD-DPC (Japanese Registry of All Cardiac and Vascular Diseases-Diagnosis Procedure Combination) is a nationwide claims database using data from the Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination/Per Diem Payment System. Read More

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Penetrating left ventricular injuries management: single General Thoracic Center experience.

Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2021 May 27. Epub 2021 May 27.

Thoracic Surgery Unit, Department of Thoracic Diseases, University of Bologna, G.B. Morgagni-L. Pierantoni Hospital, 34 Carlo Forlanini Street, 47121, Forlì, Italy.

Background: Left ventricular penetrating injuries are rare but often lethal. Transport times greater than 30 min have been shown to increase the injury severity; thus early recognition of cardiac tamponade, prompt pericardial decompression, and control of cardiac hemorrhage are mandatory.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed our record to include patients with penetrating trauma of the heart. Read More

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An Unusual Case of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis Presenting as Impending Cardiac Tamponade in a Patient with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

Am J Case Rep 2021 May 27;22:e929249. Epub 2021 May 27.

Section of Hematology and Oncology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA.

BACKGROUND Cardiac tamponade is a life-threatening pericardial compressive disorder that is a common downstream manifestation of infections, malignancy, and metabolic disorders. Hypothyroidism is a rare cause of tamponade that is attributed to the slow accumulation of effusive fluid into the intrapericardial space. In individuals living with HIV/AIDS, tamponade is commonly associated with infection or malignancy. Read More

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Septic pericarditis caused by a migrating grass awn in a cat.

J Vet Cardiol 2021 Apr 28;36:14-19. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

The Animal Medical Center, Department of Emergency and Critical Care, 510 East 62nd Street, New York, NY, 10065, USA.

Septic pericarditis and cardiac tamponade associated with migrating grass awn foreign bodies is reported rarely in companion animals. We report such a case in a previously healthy, 9-year-old, neutered female, indoor-outdoor, domestic long-hair cat who presented for acute tachypnea. Large volume pericardial effusion and pericardial tamponade was identified by thoracic-focused assessment with sonography. Read More

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Epicardial mapping and ablation for ventricular arrhythmias in experienced center without onsite cardiac surgery.

Glob Cardiol Sci Pract 2021 Apr 30;2021(1):e202103. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Cardioangiologisches Centrum Bethanien (CCB), Kardiologie, Medizinische Klinik III, Agaplesion Markus Krankenhaus, Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Epicardial access is sometimes required to effectively treat ventricular arrhythmias, but it can be associated with increased risk of procedural complications needing surgical intervention. The present study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and safety of epicardial mapping/ablation in experienced center without onsite cardiac surgery. Patients who had drug-refractory, recurrent ventricular arrhythmias were scheduled for catheter ablation. Read More

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Designing Virtual Patients for Education of Nursing Students in Cancer Course.

Iran J Nurs Midwifery Res 2021 Mar-Apr;26(2):133-136. Epub 2021 Mar 5.

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

Background: One of the best approaches to promote clinical reasoning in nursing education is Virtual Patient (VP). The purpose of this study was to design and implement VPs for nursing student's education in caring for cancer patients.

Materials And Methods: In the first stage, through a descriptive-exploratory qualitative study using a focus group method, topics with higher priority in cancer nursing were identified. Read More

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Hemolytic uremic syndrome related to Shiga-like toxin-producing Escherichia coli with encephalitis hiding a human herpesvirus-6 infection: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2021 May 25;15(1):300. Epub 2021 May 25.

Department of Neonatal Medicine and Pediatric Intensive Care, Arnaud de Villeneuve Hospital, Montpellier University Hospital Center, 371 Avenue du Doyen Gaston Giraud, 34295, Montpellier Cedex 5, France.

Background: Cardiac and neurological involvement in hemolytic uremic syndrome are life-threatening complications. The most frequent complications of cardiac involvement in hemolytic uremic syndrome are myocarditis and cardiac dysfunction due to fluid overload. Pericarditis remains very rare in hemolytic uremic syndrome. Read More

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A life-saving case of cardiopulmonary arrest with cardiac tamponade caused by erosion 6 years after percutaneous atrial septal defect closure: a case report.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2021 May 21;16(1):137. Epub 2021 May 21.

Cardiovascular Surgery, Japanese Red Cross Kyoto Daini Hospital, 355-5 Haruobi-cho, Kamanzadori, Marutamachi-agaru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, 602-8026, Japan.

Background: Cardiac erosion after percutaneous atrial septal defect (ASD) closure is a rare complication that requires immediate life-saving emergency surgery. In this report, we present our successful life-saving strategy for cardiac arrest due to cardiac tamponade caused by erosion 6 years after the percutaneous closure of an ASD.

Case Presentation: The patient was a 50-year-old man who received treatment using an Amplatzer septal occluder (St. Read More

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In utero fetal left ventricular rupture and pseudoaneurysm formation: a case report.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2021 May 20;21(1):393. Epub 2021 May 20.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash Health, and The Ritchie Centre, Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Clayton, Australia.

Background: Cardiac ventricular aneurysms affect 1 in 200,000 live births. To the best of our knowledge, no reported cases of a left ventricular pseudoaneurym and in utero rupture exist to guide optimal management.

Case Presentation: We present a case of fetal left ventricular rupture with a large pericardial effusion, cardiac tamponade and subsequent pseudoaneurysm formation with concerns for a poor prognosis. Read More

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[The impact of obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome on the perioperative and long-term outcome in patients with Stanford type A aortic dissection].

Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2021 May;56(5):447-453

Department of Cardiovascular, Qingdao Municipal Hospital, Medical College of Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, China.

To confirm the impact of obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) on perioperative and long-term outcome in patients with Stanford type A aortic dissection. From June 2010 to July 2017, the clinical data of 91 patients with Stanford type A aortic dissection were analyzed. Among them, 51 patients with OSAHS were included in the study group and 40 patients without OSAHS were included in the control group. Read More

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Relapsing Multiple Myeloma Presenting as Cardiac Tamponade and Obstructive Uropathy.

Cureus 2021 Apr 15;13(4):e14503. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Hematology and Medical Oncology, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple, Temple, USA.

Cardiac tamponade is a rare manifestation of relapsing extramedullary multiple myeloma and portends poor prognosis. No cases of cardiac tamponade with co-occurring renal obstruction from plasmacytoma have been reported in the literature, making this case a unique presentation of relapsing multiple myeloma. The presence of known malignancy should not limit our differential diagnosis when evaluating patients with signs of cardiac tamponade. Read More

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