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The State of Artificial Heart Therapy.

Tex Heart Inst J 2019 02 1;46(1):77-79. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-18-6756DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6379007PMC
February 2019
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The Future of Tissue Engineering in Heart Transplantation.

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Doris A Taylor

Tex Heart Inst J 2019 02 1;46(1):73-74. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-18-6748DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6378990PMC
February 2019
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Cardiac Replacement in Our Lifetime.

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Jack G Copeland

Tex Heart Inst J 2019 02 1;46(1):59-60. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-18-6728DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6379006PMC
February 2019
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Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome Presenting as Congestive Heart Failure in a Patient with Thrombotic Microangiopathy.

Tex Heart Inst J 2019 02 1;46(1):48-52. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Thrombotic microangiopathic syndromes are characterized by thrombus formation leading to microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and end-organ injury that most often affects the kidney and brain. Patients with thrombotic microangiopathy can also present with cardiac involvement, which has been shown to worsen their prognosis. We describe the case of a 46-year-old woman who presented with acute congestive heart failure as a manifestation of catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome, which is characterized by rapidly progressing multiorgan involvement. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-17-6472DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6379002PMC
February 2019
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Spontaneous Resolution of Residual Shunting in 2 Compromised Patients after Amplatzer Occlusion of Postinfarction Ventricular Septal Defects.

Tex Heart Inst J 2019 02 1;46(1):44-47. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a rare, potentially fatal complication of acute myocardial infarction. When surgical closure is contraindicated, transcatheter closure may be an alternative. Residual shunting after transcatheter closure of postinfarction VSDs has been reported; however, we found few cases of this in patients who also had severe heart failure or hemolysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-17-6416DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6379016PMC
February 2019
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Preventing a Catastrophe: Increasing Awareness of Loeys-Dietz Syndrome.

Tex Heart Inst J 2019 02 1;46(1):41-43. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Loeys-Dietz syndrome is a genetic disorder that predisposes patients to aortic aneurysms. If left untreated, the natural history of the associated aortopathy often culminates in fatal aortic dissection. We describe the case of a 21-year-old man who was diagnosed with Loeys-Dietz syndrome after 2 family members died of aortic dissection. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-17-6387DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6379001PMC
February 2019
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Surgical Repair of a 13-cm Infrarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm with Aortocaval Fistula in a 63-Year-Old Tuba Player.

Tex Heart Inst J 2019 02 1;46(1):36-40. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm with aortocaval fistula, a rare condition, can be fatal without prompt intervention. The clinical symptoms are complex and varied, so diagnosis is typically confirmed by use of contrast-enhanced multidetector computed tomography. We report our surgical repair of a 13-cm-diameter infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm and aortocaval fistula in a 63-year-old orchestral tuba player who had 2 classic symptoms of the condition. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-17-6370DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6379000PMC
February 2019
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Coxsackie B2 Virus Infection Causing Multiorgan Failure and Cardiogenic Shock in a 42-Year-Old Man.

Tex Heart Inst J 2019 02 1;46(1):32-35. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Infections from coxsackie B2 viruses often cause viral myocarditis and, only rarely, multisystem organ impairment. We present the unusual case of a 42-year-old man in whom coxsackie B2 virus infection caused multiorgan infection, necessitating distal pancreatectomy, splenectomy, renal dialysis, and venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation with mechanical ventilation. In addition, the patient had a rapid-eye-movement sleep-related conduction abnormality that caused frequent sinus pauses of longer than 10 s, presumably due to myocarditis from the coxsackievirus infection. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-17-6361DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6378994PMC
February 2019
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Role of Multimodal Cardiac Imaging in Diagnosing a Primary Intimal Sarcoma of the Left Atrial Appendage.

Tex Heart Inst J 2019 02 1;46(1):28-31. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Primary cardiac tumors are rare, and most are benign. Intimal sarcomas are among the rarest of the malignant cardiac tumors; they are aggressive and associated with a poor prognosis. Whereas transesophageal echocardiography has been instrumental in evaluating cardiac masses, other imaging methods, such as cardiac magnetic resonance, have proved invaluable in accurately characterizing these masses. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-16-5896DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6379013PMC
February 2019
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Carcinoid Heart Disease: Review of Current Knowledge.

Tex Heart Inst J 2019 02 1;46(1):21-27. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Carcinoid heart disease is the collective term for all cardiac manifestations in patients who have carcinoid syndrome. Carcinoid heart disease has a multifactorial pathophysiology, and the right side of the heart is usually involved. Symptoms and signs vary depending upon the affected cardiac components; most typical is right-sided heart failure secondary to diseased tricuspid and pulmonary valves. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-17-6562DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6378997PMC
February 2019
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Clinical Evaluation of Exercise Capacity in Adults with Systemic Right Ventricle.

Tex Heart Inst J 2019 02 1;46(1):14-20. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

The right ventricle provides systemic circulation in individuals with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA) and in those with complete transposition who have had an atrial switch repair (DTGA). The aim of this study was to evaluate how the systemic right ventricle adapts to increased workload and oxygen demand during exercise. From November 2005 through December 2015, 3,358 adult patients with congenital heart disease were treated at our institution; we identified 48 (26 females, 22 males; median age, 25. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-17-6408DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6379015PMC
February 2019
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Influence of Body Mass Index on Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Surgery for Acute Aortic Dissection: A Propensity-Matched Analysis.

Tex Heart Inst J 2019 02 1;46(1):7-13. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

To determine whether body mass index ≥30 kg/m affects morbidity and mortality rates in patients undergoing surgery for type A acute aortic dissection, we conducted a retrospective study of 201 patients with type A dissection. Patients were divided into 2 groups according to body mass index (BMI): nonobese (BMI, <30 kg/m; 158 patients) and obese (BMI, ≥30 kg/m; 43 patients). Propensity score matching was used to reduce selection bias. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-17-6365DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6378991PMC
February 2019
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Chicken-Fried Steak Changed My Outlook on Medicine.

Authors:
Michael J Lehner

Tex Heart Inst J 2019 02 1;46(1):5-6. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-18-6664DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6379014PMC
February 2019

Waiting for Test Results.

Authors:
Herbert L Fred

Tex Heart Inst J 2019 02 1;46(1):3-4. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-18-6742DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6378999PMC
February 2019

Reply.

Tex Heart Inst J 2018 08 1;45(4):278. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

Departments of Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-18-6838DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6183639PMC
August 2018
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Reframing Medical Education: A Focus on Primary Care.

Tex Heart Inst J 2018 08 1;45(4):277. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

Bethel, Connecticut.

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http://thij.org/doi/10.14503/THIJ-18-6817
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http://dx.doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-18-6817DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6183643PMC
August 2018
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Reframing Medical Education.

Authors:
Steven Kraft

Tex Heart Inst J 2018 08 1;45(4):277-278. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

Gainesville, Florida.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-18-6825DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6183637PMC
August 2018
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Fontan Failure Secondary to Charcot-Marie-Tooth-Induced Phrenic Neuropathy.

Tex Heart Inst J 2018 08 1;45(4):270-272. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease comprises a vast array of defects in myelin integrity that causes progressive peripheral sensorimotor neuropathy. It is the most prevalent inherited peripheral neuropathy, and it can affect the management of coexisting medical conditions. We report the case of a 25-year-old woman who had undergone successful Fontan surgery during childhood, but her Fontan circulation failed as a result of diaphragmatic paresis caused by Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A. Read More

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http://thij.org/doi/10.14503/THIJ-17-6337
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http://dx.doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-17-6337DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6183634PMC
August 2018
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Endovascular Stenting in 2 Patients with Benign Superior Vena Cava Syndrome.

Tex Heart Inst J 2018 08 1;45(4):264-269. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

Superior vena cava syndrome has typically been associated with malignant conditions; however, the number of benign cases has started to grow as the use of upper-extremity venous lines and implantable cardiac devices increases. Whereas endovascular techniques are standardly used to treat patients with malignancies, the optimal care of patients with benign causes is less clear because they typically have longer life expectancies. We describe 2 cases of benign superior vena cava syndrome successfully managed with endovascular stenting, and we review the relevant literature. Read More

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http://thij.org/doi/10.14503/THIJ-17-6263
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http://dx.doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-17-6263DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6183629PMC
August 2018
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Bortezomib-Induced Cardiac Tamponade in a 49-Year-Old Man.

Tex Heart Inst J 2018 08 1;45(4):260-263. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

Proteasome inhibitors such as bortezomib and carfilzomib have been used effectively to treat patients who have certain hematologic malignancies. Proteasome activity is elevated in the heart, and potent inhibition results in accumulation of misfolded intracellular protein aggregates and apoptosis. Heart failure, conduction disturbances, and premature atherosclerosis have been associated with bortezomib therapy. Read More

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http://thij.org/doi/10.14503/THIJ-17-6242
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http://dx.doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-17-6242DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6183647PMC
August 2018
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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in a 29-Year-Old Man with Respiratory Failure and AIDS.

Tex Heart Inst J 2018 08 1;45(4):254-259. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in patients who have acute respiratory distress syndrome has been generally beneficial. However, because of various concerns, ECMO has rarely been used in patients who have human immunodeficiency virus infection with or without acquired immune deficiency syndrome. We report our successful use of venovenous ECMO in a 29-year-old man who presented with severe respiratory distress secondary to Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia associated with undiagnosed infection with the human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Read More

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http://thij.org/doi/10.14503/THIJ-16-6186
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http://dx.doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-16-6186DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6183642PMC
August 2018
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Three Episodes of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy with Variant Ballooning Patterns in 2 Elderly Women.

Tex Heart Inst J 2018 08 1;45(4):247-251. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy can present with transient apical, midventricular, or basal left ventricular ballooning patterns. Reported recurrences of this cardiomyopathy are few. We present the cases of 2 elderly women who each had 3 episodes of takotsubo cardiomyopathy in various ballooning patterns. Read More

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http://thij.org/doi/10.14503/THIJ-17-6572
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6183630PMC
August 2018
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Genetic Testing in Cardiovascular Medicine.

Authors:
Ali J Marian

Tex Heart Inst J 2018 08 1;45(4):231-232. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

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http://thij.org/doi/10.14503/THIJ-18-6674
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http://dx.doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-18-6674DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6183645PMC
August 2018
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Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Placement for Primary Prevention in 2,346 Patients: Predictors of One-Year Survival.

Tex Heart Inst J 2018 08 1;45(4):221-225. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

Guidelines suggest that patients who receive implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) for primary prevention should be expected to live more than one year after placement. However, tools for validating this prognosis are not sufficiently predictive. We sought to identify definitive predictors of one-year survival after ICD placement. Read More

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http://thij.org/doi/10.14503/THIJ-17-6487
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http://dx.doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-17-6487DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6183636PMC
August 2018
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Prognostic Performance of Prospective versus Retrospective Electrocardiographic Gating in Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography.

Tex Heart Inst J 2018 08 1;45(4):214-220. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

Coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) with prospective electrocardiographic gating reduces radiation exposure, but its prognostic power for predicting cardiovascular risk in patients with suspected CAD has not been fully validated. To determine whether prospective gating performs as well as retrospective gating in this population, we compared these scan modes in patients undergoing 64-slice CCTA. From January 2009 through September 2011, 1,407 patients underwent CCTA; of these, 915 (mean age, 57. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-17-6270DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6183632PMC
August 2018
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High-Risk Cardiovascular Conditions in Sports-Related Sudden Death: Prevalence in 5,169 Schoolchildren Screened via Cardiac Magnetic Resonance.

Tex Heart Inst J 2018 08 1;45(4):205-213. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

Improving preparticipation screening of candidates for sports necessitates establishing the prevalence of high-risk cardiovascular conditions (hr-CVC) that predispose young people to sudden cardiac death (SCD). Our accurate, novel protocol chiefly involved the use of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) to estimate this prevalence. Middle and high school students from a general United States population were screened by means of questionnaires, resting electrocardiograms, and CMR to determine the prevalence of 3 types of hr-CVC: electrocardiographic abnormalities, cardiomyopathies, and anomalous coronary artery origin from the opposite sinus with intramural coronary course (ACAOS-IM). Read More

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http://thij.org/doi/10.14503/THIJ-18-6645
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http://dx.doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-18-6645DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6183627PMC
August 2018
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Tony and Me.

Tex Heart Inst J 2018 08 1;45(4):203-204. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

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http://thij.org/doi/10.14503/THIJ-18-6661
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6183649PMC
August 2018
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