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Not All Heart Attacks Are Created Equal.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Oct-Dec;14(4):e5

Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas.

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February 2019

Loperamide Mimicking Brugada Pattern.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Oct-Dec;14(4):e1-e3

HOUSTON METHODIST DEBAKEY HEART AND VASCULAR CENTER, HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL, HOUSTON, TEXAS.

Brugada syndrome is an inherited arrhythmia that increases a patient's risk of sudden cardiac death. Certain pharmacologic agents may induce a transient Brugada pattern on surface electrocardiogram (EKG). One of these is loperamide, an over-the-counter agent commonly used to manage diarrhea. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6369616PMC
February 2019

Essay On Being A Doctor: The Bailey Way.

Authors:
Jeff Van Eps

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Oct-Dec;14(4):310

Through the generosity of Charles R. Millikan, D. Min. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-4-310DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6369627PMC
February 2019

Dr. Phil's Art Corner: Holiday Can Choir.

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Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Oct-Dec;14(4):309

Philip Alexander, M.D., is a native Texan, retired physician, and accomplished musician and artist. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-4-309DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6369625PMC
February 2019

>Poet's Pen: "No man is an island entirely of itself".

Authors:
James B Young

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Oct-Dec;14(4):308

Chief Academic Officer, Cleveland Clinic, Professor of Medicine & Vice-Dean for Cleveland Clinic Academic Affairs, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Section Editor, Poet's Pen, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-4-308DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6369629PMC
February 2019

The Kidney as an Endocrine Organ.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Oct-Dec;14(4):305-307

HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL, HOUSTON, TEXAS.

The column in this issue is supplied by Vinay Acharya, D.O., and Juan Jose Olivero, M. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-4-305DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6369613PMC
February 2019

A Right Ventricular Mass.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Oct-Dec;14(4):303-304

MAYO CLINIC, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-4-303DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6369621PMC
February 2019

Mycobacterium Chimaera Mimicking Sarcoidosis.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Oct-Dec;14(4):301-302

LAHEY HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER, BURLINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS.

Mycobacterium chimaera (M. chimaera) is a slow-growing nontuberculous mycobacteria usually associated with pulmonary infection in immunocompromised patients. Attributed to a specific brand of contaminated heater-cooler units used during cardiac surgery, M. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-4-301DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6369614PMC
February 2019

Reversed Pulsus Paradoxus in Right Ventricular Failure.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Oct-Dec;14(4):298-300

MCGOVERN MEDICAL SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT HOUSTON, HOUSTON, TEXAS.

Reversed pulsus paradoxus was first described in 1973 as a rise in peak systolic pressure on inspiration in patients with idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis or isorhythmic ventricular rhythm and in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction on positive pressure ventilation. Positive pressure ventilation, for example, may impel blood from the pulmonary capillaries and venules into the left atrium. This may increase left ventricular preload and accelerate ventricular emptying, which in turn may cause the systolic arterial pressure to rise during inspiration. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-4-298DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6369612PMC
February 2019

Prediabetes: Why Should We Care?

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Oct-Dec;14(4):289-297

HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL, HOUSTON, TEXAS.

A clear link between cardiovascular disease and prediabetes has emerged over the past few years. Recent studies have shown that patients with prediabetes can suffer from coronary artery disease and diastolic heart failure even before progressing to overt diabetes. With this knowledge, physicians must identify prediabetes and take appropriate measures to optimize glycemic control. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-4-289DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6369626PMC
February 2019

New Therapeutic Strategies for Type 2 Diabetes .

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Oct-Dec;14(4):281-288

HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL, HOUSTON, TEXAS.

Pharmacological options for treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2D) have advanced rapidly during the last 10 years, allowing clinicians to target different pathophysiological defects in this disease. There are currently 12 different classes of drugs available to treat T2D. The most exciting development is the demonstration of cardiovascular (CV) benefits from two of these new classes, the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RA) and selective sodium glucose transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-4-281DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6369623PMC
February 2019

Update on Management of Type 2 Diabetes for Cardiologists.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Oct-Dec;14(4):273-280

HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL, HOUSTON, TEXAS.

The management of type 2 diabetes mellitus has evolved over the last several years as new antidiabetic agents continue to arrive and change the goals of diabetes care. In 2008, the U.S. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-4-273DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6369620PMC
February 2019

Imaging to Stratify Coronary Artery Disease Risk in Asymptomatic Patients with Diabetes.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Oct-Dec;14(4):266-272

HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL, HOUSTON, TEXAS.

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with diabetes mellitus. Patients with diabetes have a higher prevalence of CAD and a larger magnitude of ischemia, and they are more likely to have silent myocardial ischemia and myocardial infarction. However, recent large cohort studies demonstrate that diabetic patients are not a homogenous group with similar high risk for cardiac events. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-4-266DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6369624PMC
February 2019

Stage-Based Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with Heart Failure.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Oct-Dec;14(4):257-265

HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL, HOUSTON, TEXAS.

Type 2 diabetes negatively impacts heart failure outcomes. Insulin resistance, central adiposity, dyslipidemia, and altered cellular substrate metabolism each have a mechanistic role. Management strategies focused solely on glycemic control have had limited success. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-4-257DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6369617PMC
February 2019

Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy in Diabetes Mellitus.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Oct-Dec;14(4):251-256

HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL, HOUSTON, TEXAS.

Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) is a severely debilitating yet underdiagnosed condition in patients with diabetes. The prevalence can range from 2.5% (based on the primary prevention cohort in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial) to as high as 90% of patients with type 1 diabetes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-4-251DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6369622PMC
February 2019

The Intersection of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Oct-Dec;14(4):249-250

HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL, HOUSTON, TEXAS.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-4-249DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6369615PMC
February 2019

Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor-Induced Acute Myocarditis, Myositis, and Cardiogenic Shock.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Jul-Sep;14(3):e5-e6

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER, OMAHA, NEBRASKA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-3-e5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6217568PMC
November 2018
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Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor-Related Cardiotoxicity.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Jul-Sep;14(3):e1-e4

HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL, HOUSTON, TEXAS.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-3-e1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6217570PMC
November 2018
9 Reads

Essay on Being a Doctor: Patient Mentor.

Authors:
Rene Borscheid

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Jul-Sep;14(3):242-243

HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL, HOUSTON, TEXAS.

Through the generosity of Charles R. Millikan, D. Min. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-3-242DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6217564PMC
January 2019
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Dr. Phil's Art Corner: The Thunderbirds Over a Canyon and Eagle Canyon.

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Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Jul-Sep;14(3):241

Philip Alexander, M.D., is a native Texan, retired physician, and accomplished musician and artist. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-3-241DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6217558PMC
January 2019
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Poet's Pen: Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard.

Authors:
Thomas Gray

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Jul-Sep;14(3):239-240

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-3-239DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6217554PMC
November 2018

Venous Thrombosis in Nephrotic Syndrome.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Jul-Sep;14(3):237-238

HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL, HOUSTON, TEXAS.

The column in this issue is supplied by Whitney Sharp, D.O., and Juan Jose Olivero, M. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-3-237DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6217559PMC
January 2019
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Incision and Drainage of a Forgotten Vascular Graft.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Jul-Sep;14(3):236

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT HOUSTON, HOUSTON, TEXAS.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-3-236DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6217572PMC
November 2018

Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava with Absent Right Superior Vena Cava.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Jul-Sep;14(3):232-235

CENTRAL TEXAS VETERANS HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, TEMPLE, TEXAS.

Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is the most common congenital abnormality of the thoracic systemic venous drainage; in fact, cardiology fellows in training are often quizzed on this when a dilated coronary sinus is noted on an echocardiogram. However, its association with an absent right superior vena cava (RSVC) and how to diagnose this combined condition is less commonly known. We present two cases of PLSVC with an absent RSVC, describe how to recognize and confirm this diagnosis, and discuss its clinical relevance. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-3-232DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6217573PMC
January 2019
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Primary Nonbacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis Presenting with Bowel Infarction Secondary to Superior Mesenteric Artery Embolism.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Jul-Sep;14(3):228-231

UTMB SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, GALVESTON, TEXAS.

Nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis (NBTE) is a rare antemortem diagnosis that is commonly associated with hypercoagulable states such as advanced malignancies, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and autoimmune diseases such as antiphospholipid syndrome and systemic lupus erythematosus. We present a case of a previously healthy 42-year-old man who presented with small bowel infarction caused by embolic occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery and was subsequently diagnosed with NBTE. Despite thorough investigation, efforts to find an underlying cause failed to reveal any associated systemic illnesses. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-3-228DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6217563PMC
January 2019
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Pharmacologic and Pharmacomechanical Thrombolysis for Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis: Focus on ATTRACT .

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Jul-Sep;14(3):219-227

INOVA ALEXANDRIA HOSPITAL, ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA.

Systemically delivered pharmacologic thrombolysis for acute deep vein thrombosis long ago gave way to catheter delivery of plasminogen activators within the clot. This simple concept resulted in markedly improved efficacy and safety. In an effort to accelerate thrombus dissolution or extraction, mechanical methods were developed, but the initial techniques left substantial residual thrombus that required subsequent catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-3-219DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6217566PMC
January 2019
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Endovascular Therapy for Central Venous Thrombosis.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Jul-Sep;14(3):214-218

GUY'S AND ST THOMAS' NHS TRUST, LONDON, ENGLAND.

Central vein thrombosis is defined as thrombosis of the major vessels draining either the upper or lower extremities. It presents most commonly in the upper limb, where it affects the subclavian veins and the superior vena cava; in the lower limb, it affects the common iliac veins and the inferior vena cava. These different anatomical segments pose unique challenges in both acute and chronic settings, and this article will summarize the current best practice treatment options. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-3-214DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6217556PMC
January 2019
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Endovascular Treatment for Venous Diseases: Where are the Venous Stents?

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Jul-Sep;14(3):208-213

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF STRASBOURG, FRANCE.

There is a growing need for dedicated endovascular devices to treat pathologies affecting the venous system. However, because of a lack of research into venous diseases and treatments, the optimal design, material, and mechanical properties of venous stents remain unknown. Development of the ideal venous stent should be based on a thorough understanding of the underlying venous pathology. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-3-208DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6217567PMC
January 2019

Intraoperative Imaging and Image Fusion for Venous Interventions.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Jul-Sep;14(3):200-207

METHODIST DEBAKEY HEART & VASCULAR CENTER, HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL, HOUSTON, TEXAS.

Advanced imaging for intraoperative evaluation of venous pathologies has played an increasingly significant role in this era of evolving minimally invasive surgical and interventional therapies. The evolution of dedicated venous stents and other novel interventional devices has mandated the need for advanced imaging tools to optimize safe and accurate device deployment. Most venous interventions are typically performed using a combination of standard 2-dimensional (2D) fluoroscopy, digital-subtraction angiography, and intravascular ultrasound imaging techniques. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-3-200DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6217565PMC
January 2019

Application of Intravascular Ultrasound in End-Stage Renal Patients with Central Venous Occlusive Disease.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Jul-Sep;14(3):196-199

HOUSTON METHODIST DEBAKEY HEART & VASCULAR CENTER, HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL, HOUSTON, TEXAS.

Central venous occlusive disease is frequently observed in patients with end-stage renal disease. Venography remains the gold standard for diagnosis, but intravascular ultrasound is a potentially beneficial adjunct that may positively influence intervention. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-3-196DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6217562PMC
January 2019

Use of Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Central Venous Disease.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Jul-Sep;14(3):188-195

SCHOOL OF CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE AND SCIENCES, KING'S COLLEGE LONDON, LONDON, UK.

Successful management of acute deep vein thrombosis and post-thrombotic syndrome depends on careful patient selection and detailed investigation of thrombus extent, composition, and anatomy. This article reviews the use of computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in the assessment of central deep veins of the pelvis and addresses new developments within the field. Despite drawbacks of each imaging modality, when contemplating deep venous reconstruction, cross-sectional imaging should be considered for preoperative planning and to compliment intraoperative imaging tools, including intravascular ultrasound and contrast venography. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-3-188DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6217557PMC
January 2019
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Mechanical Properties of Diseased Veins.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Jul-Sep;14(3):182-187

RICE UNIVERSITY, HOUSTON, TEXAS.

Extensive research exists on arterial mechanical properties and how they change in disease conditions, but substantially less is known about venous mechanics in healthy and disease states. Although the mechanics of both vessel types are determined by the unique layered composition of the vessel wall, the precise distribution of the layers differs greatly between arteries and veins. Thus, vein mechanics must be analyzed and understood independently from those of arteries. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-3-182DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6217571PMC
January 2019
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Venous Thrombosis and Post-Thrombotic Syndrome: From Novel Biomarkers to Biology.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Jul-Sep;14(3):173-181

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN.

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a common disease that carries serious ramifications for patients, including pulmonary embolism and post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS). Although standard treatment for DVT is anticoagulation, this carries an added risk of bleeding and increased medication monitoring. Identifying those at risk for DVT and PTS can be difficult, and current research with murine models is helping to illuminate the biologic changes associated with these two disorders. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-3-173DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6217569PMC
January 2019
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Central Venous Pathologies: Treatments and Economic Impact.

Authors:
Kenneth Ouriel

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Jul-Sep;14(3):166-172

SYNTACTX, NEW YORK, NEW YORK.

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is responsible for significant costs to society in the form of medical and surgical treatment and, importantly, unmeasurable lost work productivity due to pain and disability. Symptomatic chronic central vein obstruction, a cause of CVI, is potentially treatable using open surgical and endovascular techniques to restore vessel patency. Although upper extremity central vein obstruction often requires an open surgical procedure for durable relief, endovascular stents have proven remarkably useful for iliofemoral disease. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-3-166DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6217555PMC
January 2019
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Unexpected Silicone Breast Implant Rupture After Implantation of Insertable Loop Recorder.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Apr-Jun;14(2):e4-e6

HEARTLAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, MARION ILLINOIS.

Complications of insertable loop recorder (ILR) are rare. The ILR is a cardiac monitoring device placed subcutaneously in the left parasternal region. It is commonly used for continuous monitoring in patients with unexplained and recurrent episodes of palpitations and syncope. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-2-e4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6051130PMC
November 2018
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A Novel Use of Aortic Stent Graft Components in Massive Venous Retroperitoneal Hematoma.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Apr-Jun;14(2):e1-e3

HOUSTON METHODIST SUGAR LAND HOSPITAL, HOUSTON, TEXAS.

Venous retroperitoneal hematoma (VRH) can present as a sudden-onset life-threatening condition. Unlike arterial hematoma, VRH is difficult to treat because of anatomic and structural considerations. Moreover, because VRH is rare and iatrogenic, there are no commercially available devices to treat this problem. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-2-e1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6051129PMC
November 2018
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Essay on Being a Doctor: Dr. Edwards.

Authors:
Justine Johnson

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Apr-Jun;14(2):159-160

HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL, HOUSTON, TEXAS.

Through the generosity of Charles R. Millikan, D. Min. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-2-159DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6027725PMC
October 2018
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Dr. Phil's Art Corner: Alpha Centurion 9 and Shuttle Ready.

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Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Apr-Jun;14(2):158

Philip Alexander, M.D., is a native Texan, retired physician, and accomplished musician and artist. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-2-158DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6027724PMC
October 2018
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Poet's Pen: Dante's Inferno, Canto I.

Authors:
Dante Alighieri

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Apr-Jun;14(2):156-157

Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy chronicles his journey through the afterlife in three -from hell (Inferno), to purgatory (Purgatorio), and finally to heaven (Paradiso)-each comprising 33 . Writing in idiomatic Tuscan rather than the more common, but less widely understood, Latin, Dante is widely credited with establishing Italian as a literary language and opening up contemporary literature to a wider, less scholarly audience. He wrote his epic during his political exile from Florence, and completed it in 1320, just a year before his death. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6027713PMC
October 2018
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Continuous Venous-Venous-Hemodialysis versus Intermittent-Hemodialysis in Critically Ill Patients.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Apr-Jun;14(2):153-155

HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL, HOUSTON, TEXAS.

The column in this issue is supplied by Juan Jose Olivero, M.D., a nephrologist at Houston Methodist Hospital and a member of the hospital's Nephrology Training Program. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-2-153DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6027714PMC
October 2018
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A Case of Infected Mitral-Aortic Intervalvular Fibrosa Pseudoaneurysm.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Apr-Jun;14(2):151-152

HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL, HOUSTON, TEXAS.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-2-151DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6027719PMC
July 2018
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A Giant Aortic Root Abscess.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Apr-Jun;14(2):150

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER, OMAHA, NEBRASKA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-2-150DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6027723PMC
July 2018
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Adipositas Cordis: A Rare and Poorly Understood Cardiomyopathy.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Apr-Jun;14(2):147-149

TAMPA GENERAL HOSPITAL, TAMPA, FLORIDA.

Adipositas cordis is a rare cardiomyopathy characterized by diffuse fatty infiltration of the ventricular myocardium or interventricular septum. This occurs without myocardial cell destruction, unlike arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. A 40-year-old obese woman was found to have a II/VI systolic murmur that worsened with standing. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-2-147DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6027722PMC
October 2018
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Treatment of Platypnea-Orthodeoxia Syndrome in a Patient with Normal Cardiac Hemodynamics: A Review of Mechanisms with Implications for Management.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Apr-Jun;14(2):141-146

CORE PHYSICIANS, EXETER, NEW HAMPSHIRE.

Platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome is a rare entity characterized by dyspnea and hypoxemia in the sitting position and usually resolved by lying down. Although it is not well understood, it is thought to be associated with either intracardiac or extracardiac factors. Within the group of intracardiac etiologies, it typically occurs in the presence of right heart failure or elevated right-sided filling pressures. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-2-141DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6027726PMC
October 2018
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Is 24/7 In-House Intensivist Staffing Necessary in the Intensive Care Unit?

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Apr-Jun;14(2):134-140

HOUSTON METHODIST DEBAKEY HEART & VASCULAR CENTER, HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL, HOUSTON, TEXAS.

Over the past few decades, an increasing number of studies have shown that intensivist-staffed intensive care units (ICUs) lead to overall economic benefits and improved patient outcomes, including shorter length of stay and lower rates of complications and mortality. This body of evidence has convinced advocacy groups to adopt this staffing model as a standard of care in the ICU so that more hospitals are offering around-the-clock intensivist coverage. Even so, opponents have pointed to high ICU staffing costs and a shortage of physicians trained in critical care as barriers to implementing this model. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-2-134DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6027728PMC
October 2018
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Telemedicine/Virtual ICU: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2018 Apr-Jun;14(2):126-133

CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION, CLEVELAND, OHIO.

Intensive care unit telemedicine (tele-ICU) is technology enabled care delivered from off-site locations that was developed to address the increasing complexity of patients and insufficient supply of intensivists. Although tele-ICU deployment is increasing, it continues to cover only a small proportion of ICU patients. This is primarily due to expense, with first-year costs exceeding $50,000 per bed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-2-126DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6027727PMC
October 2018