Treatment Of Refractory Ventricular Tachycardia With Radiofrequency Ablation And Temporary Mechanical Circulatory Support, 2023 University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX
Treatment Of Refractory Ventricular Tachycardia With Radiofrequency Ablation And Temporary Mechanical Circulatory Support, Som P. Singh, Alejandro Vidal Margenat, David L. Boone, Ellen Condoure, Ramesh Hariharan
The VAD Journal
Catheter-based radiofrequency ablation has long been recognized as an effective treatment for refractory ventricular tachycardia (VT). A 57-year-old male with severe coronary artery disease underwent percutaneous mechanical circulatory support because of worsening cardiogenic shock after failed revascularization attempts. Despite aggressive medical management, the patient experienced refractory VT episodes, leading to the decision to proceed with radiofrequency catheter ablation. Notably, the Impella 5.5 device (Abiomed) provided critical left ventricular support during the ablation procedure. This case underscores the potential benefits of Impella support during radiofrequency ablation of complex ventricular arrhythmias.
Characterization Of Epithelial Growth Factor Transcripts Identified In Crotalus Atrox Venom, 2023 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Characterization Of Epithelial Growth Factor Transcripts Identified In Crotalus Atrox Venom, Ivan Lopez, Ying Jia
Epithelial Growth Factor (EGF) is the primary source in regeneration and stimulation of essential fibroblasts cells commonly found in epithelium. Studies have shown that snake venom components are becoming a growing factor in treating illnesses such as cancer, muscular dystrophy, chronic pain, blood pressure, blood clotting, etc. EGF in human cells contains a promising quaternary structure that can bind to snake venom metalloproteinases, proposing a means of activating biochemical responses through protein-protein interactions to regulate unwanted cellular functions. This supports promising research in achieving a greater understanding of regulation along cellular pathways through ligands, increasing the likelihood of targeting unwanted …
Seeing Into The Future: Heartmate 3 To The Systemic Right Ventricle In A Completely Blind Patient With Congenitally-Corrected Transposition Of The Great Arteries, 2023 Indiana University School of Medicine
Seeing Into The Future: Heartmate 3 To The Systemic Right Ventricle In A Completely Blind Patient With Congenitally-Corrected Transposition Of The Great Arteries, Juhi Ramchandani, Chirag Dipak Shah, Kashif Saleem, Maya Guglin, Roopa Rao
The VAD Journal
A 24-year-old, blind male with congenitally-corrected transposition of the great arteries and systemic right ventricular failure presented with New York Heart Association class IV heart failure despite home inotropic therapy. He was not a transplant candidate due to psychosocial issues. He underwent a successful HeartMate 3 (Abbott Laboratories) placement with the implementation of techniques to guide home ventricular assist device care despite blindness.
Preparing For The Unexpected: Recognizing A Tortuous Thoracic Aorta During Ultrasound-Guided Thoracentesis, 2023 University of Nebraska Medical Center
Preparing For The Unexpected: Recognizing A Tortuous Thoracic Aorta During Ultrasound-Guided Thoracentesis, Michael Choi, Jessica Roettger, Christopher J. Smith
Graduate Medical Education Research Journal
Ultrasound-guidance has become the standard of care for bedside thoracentesis. This manuscript describes the importance of utilizing point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) and color Doppler in avoiding an unusual, but potentially catastrophic aortic puncture during thoracentesis. The case describes a 70 year-old man who presented with one week of shortness of breath. He was found to have a large left-sided pleural effusion on imaging studies. During a bedside POCUS examination, he was found to have a hyperechoic linear structure in his posterior left hemithorax. Ultrasound application of color Doppler revealed a pulsatile flow, confirming visualization of the aorta. The site of needle insertion …
Partial Support In Chronic Heart Failure, 2023 Universitair Ziekenhuis Leuven (UZ Leuven), Leuven, Belgium
Partial Support In Chronic Heart Failure, Bart Meyns, Walter Droogne, Steven Jacobs
The VAD Journal
Partial left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support offers several advantages in treating chronic heart failure. It also raises concerns about insufficient support, worsening symptoms, and impediment of myocardial recovery. The clinical trial results for the CircuLite device (Medtronic) have shown that close monitoring can ensure improved outcomes for partial support. Another study on the ovine model demonstrated that partial and full support have similar effects regarding reverse remodeling. Thus, patients receiving partial LVAD support need regular follow-up care. Clinical assessment of symptoms and organ function must be used alongside objective judgment of patients’ needs to ensure support levels are appropriately …
Highlights Of The 2022 Brano Heart Failure Forum: Part Two, 2023 Cardiothoracic Department, University Hospital, Udine, Italy
Highlights Of The 2022 Brano Heart Failure Forum: Part Two, Ugolino Livi, Rajko Radovancevic, Bojan Vrtovec, Igor D. Gregoric
The VAD Journal
Since 2007, the Branislav “Brano” Radovancevic Heart Failure Forum (BHFF) has been held annually to provide a venue for experts to present and discuss “Innovations and New Treatment Strategies in Heart Failure.” Clinicians and researchers gather yearly in a different Eastern European city to discuss the latest in heart failure diagnostics and therapeutics. The 2022 BHFF forum was held on the 6th thru 8th of September 2022 in Trieste, Italy. It was attended by over 94 faculty from 14 countries. In addition, participation through online streaming was available. Throughout the forum, 17 sessions focused on challenges and solutions …
Highlights Of The 2022 Brano Heart Failure Forum: Part One, 2023 University Hospital of Udine, Udine, Italy
Highlights Of The 2022 Brano Heart Failure Forum: Part One, Ugo Livi, Rajko Radovancevic, Bojan Vrtovec, Igor D. Gregoric
The VAD Journal
Since 2007, the Branislav “Brano” Radovancevic Heart Failure Forum (BHFF) has been held annually to provide a venue for experts to present and discuss “Innovations and New Treatment Strategies in Heart Failure.” Clinicians and researchers gather yearly in a different Eastern European city to discuss the latest in heart failure diagnostics and therapeutics. The 2022 BHHF forum was held on the 6th thru 8th of September 2022 in Trieste, Italy. It was attended by over 94 faculty from 14 countries. In addition, participation through online streaming was available. Throughout the forum, 17 sessions focused on challenges and solutions …
Congenital L-Transposition Of The Great Arteries In A 12-Year-Old: A Case Report, 2023 Rowan University
Congenital L-Transposition Of The Great Arteries In A 12-Year-Old: A Case Report, Muhammad Noman
Stratford Campus Research Day
Levo-transposition of the great arteries, L-TGA, also known as congenitally corrected transposition, cc-TGA is a rare anomaly and accounts for less than 1% of all congenital heart diseases. It is characterized by both atrioventricular and ventriculoarterial discordance . It is considered a congenitally corrected transposition because the circulation is from right atrium to left ventricle leading to the pulmonary vasculature. The lungs then pump blood into the left atrium to the right ventricle and eventually to the systemic circulation via the aorta.
Spontaneous Iliac Arteriovenous Fistula, High-Output Heart Failure, And Cardiac Arrest, 2023 Rowan University
Spontaneous Iliac Arteriovenous Fistula, High-Output Heart Failure, And Cardiac Arrest, J. Maxwell Piraneo, Russell Mordecai, James Espinosa, Alan Lucerna
Stratford Campus Research Day
High-output heart failure is a potentially life-threatening condition that can lead to cardiac arrest. The most common causes of this condition are obesity, liver disease, arteriovenous shunts, lung disease, and myeloproliferative disorders, however the exact prevalence remains uncertain . Here we describe an unusual case of cardiac arrest as a consequence of high-output heart failure, secondary to rupture of an iliac artery aneurysm into the common iliac vein, with arteriovenous (AV) fistula formation.
Sexual Dimorphism Of Glomerular Capillary Morphology In Rats, 2023 East Tennessee State University
Sexual Dimorphism Of Glomerular Capillary Morphology In Rats, Zackarias Coker
Undergraduate Honors Theses
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) progresses faster in males than females; however, the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. Sex differences in glomerular capillary morphology has been hypothesized to contribute, in part, to the increased susceptibility to hypertension-induced renal injury and CKD progression in males, but this has not been investigated. The goal of the present study was to assess glomerular capillary morphology in male vs. female rats with intact kidneys and after uninephrectomy (UNX). We hypothesized that glomerular capillary radii (RCAP) and length (LCAP) would be greater in male rats.
Male (n=4) and female (n=4) with intact …
Thrompella: Acute Impella Thrombosis During Ecpella Support, 2023 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Thrompella: Acute Impella Thrombosis During Ecpella Support, Faris Araj, Hurst M. Hall, Amy E. Hackmann
The VAD Journal
We present a case of acute Impella thrombosis during Ecpella support in a 48-year-old man listed for a heart transplant. After two weeks of Ecpella support, echocardiography revealed a 2.6 x 1.1 cm mobile thrombus attached to the Impella inlet (Video). The Impella and attached thrombus were pulled across the aortic valve into the descending aorta and removed without systemic thromboembolism. Due to the ongoing need for left ventricular venting, a new Impella CP was placed.
Attitudes Toward Personal Health Data Sharing Among People Living With Sickle Cell Disorder, Exemplar For Study Of Rare Disease Populations, 2023 Prometheus Health Technologies; University of Plymouth
Attitudes Toward Personal Health Data Sharing Among People Living With Sickle Cell Disorder, Exemplar For Study Of Rare Disease Populations, Rebecca Baines, Sebastian Stevens, Zainab Garba-Sani, Arunangsu Chatterjee, Daniela Austin, Simon Leigh
Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews
Purpose: Rare conditions are often poorly understood, creating barriers in determining the value treatments can provide. This study explored barriers and facilitators to personal health data sharing among those with one particular group of rare hematologic disorders, ie, sickle cell disorder (SCD) and its variants.
Methods: A single online focus group among those > 18 years of age and living with SCD was conducted. Participants (N = 25) were recruited through a United Kingdom-based SCD charity. Discussions were transcribed verbatim, with data therein analyzed using inductive thematic analysis.
Results: Five primary motivators for sharing health data were identified: improving awareness; knowing …
Quality Assurance In Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Patients, 2023 Department of Cardiac and Transplant Surgery, University Hospital Dubrava, Zagreb, Croatia
Quality Assurance In Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Patients, Ruzica Mrkonjic
The VAD Journal
The selection of patients for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support is a critical component of any perfusion program. Teams must evaluate when to start the support, how long to support the patient, and when is the ideal time to wean. The timing of ECMO support is debated. While some programs emphasize prompt timing, others suggest the conservative approach is better (>7 hours). Delaying ECMO support could increase complications; thus, more evidence has been attained for prompt support. Importantly, complications are common with ECMO support. Despite advances in ECMO support over the last ten years, bleeding remains a high risk. …
Delayed Thoracodorsal Artery Perforator Free Flap For Calcaneal Degloving Injury Reconstruction, 2023 Morsani College of Medicine
Delayed Thoracodorsal Artery Perforator Free Flap For Calcaneal Degloving Injury Reconstruction, Mallorie L. Huff, Ahmed M. Mansour, Mamtha S. Raj, Robert J. Allen, Sean J. Wallace
School of Medicine Faculty Publications
The thoracodorsal artery perforator (TDAP) flap has a long vascular pedicle that is ideal for lower extremity reconstruction, but it generally relies on the presence of a dominant septocutaneous perforator vessel. Surgical delay optimizes flap survival by creating relative ischemia to augment perforator vessels. In this report, we describe the use of a delayed free TDAP flap in the setting of an absent dominant perforator vessel for the reconstruction of a calcaneal degloving injury. A 22-year-old actively smoking patient with a body mass index of 33.5 presented with a nonhealing left heel wound with overlying necrotic changes after traumatic degloving …
Recurrent Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: A Case Of Triple Trouble, 2023 Department of Internal Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland
Recurrent Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: A Case Of Triple Trouble, Sumit Khurana, Jessica Kaushal, Dhruv Markan, John C. Wang, Antony Kaliyadan, Christopher Haas, Amrit Devkota
Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
SCAD (Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection) is a rare disorder which rarely recurs. It is increasingly diagnosed as a cause for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) with limited insight into its pathophysiology and treatment. Lack of randomized trials and consensus guidelines make this a unique and challenging disease to manage. We describe a complex case of recurrent idiopathic SCAD with prior history of NSTE-ACS (Non-ST elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome) and discuss its management based on current clinical practices.
A Case Of Congenital Coronary Sinus Ostial Atresia With Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava, 2023 Maine Medical Center
A Case Of Congenital Coronary Sinus Ostial Atresia With Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava, Laura Onderko, Thomas A. Miller, Sean Novak, Jeffrey Rosenblatt
Journal of Maine Medical Center
Introduction: The coronary sinus is responsible for venous drainage of the heart. Congenital anomalies of the coronary sinus are rare and typically associated with other anomalies, such as atrial septal defects or other congenital heart malformations.
Clinical Findings: We present a case of incidentally found atresia of the coronary sinus ostium with associated persistent left superior vena cava. This case involved a 52-year-old patient who initially presented with a supraventricular tachycardia and elevated troponin.
Clinical Course: The patient underwent cardiac workup with a coronary computed tomographic angiography scan. This scan showed no obstructive coronary artery disease, but did show congenital …
My Heart, 2023 MountainView Hospital
My Heart, Mina Bhatnagar
HCA Healthcare Journal of Medicine
A poem expressing a daughter’s love for her father through their shared passions for cardiology and medicine.
Comparison Of Dna Extraction Methods For Soft Tissue Samples, 2023 , Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine
Comparison Of Dna Extraction Methods For Soft Tissue Samples, Steve Guzman, Nathaniel E. Hill, Mujtaba Shah, Jonathon Reynolds, Cole Farnsworth, Molly Henley, Alfred Amendolara, Laura Minor, John Dougherty Jr., John A. Kriak, Kyle B. Bills, David W. Sant
Annual Research Symposium
No abstract provided.
H2s, Sg-1002, Protects Against Myocardial Oxidative Damage And Hypertrophy In Vitro Via Induction Of Cystathionine Β-Synthase And Antioxidant Proteins, 2023 LSU Health Sciences Center - New Orleans
H2s, Sg-1002, Protects Against Myocardial Oxidative Damage And Hypertrophy In Vitro Via Induction Of Cystathionine Β-Synthase And Antioxidant Proteins, Rahib K. Islam, Erinn Donnelly, Erminia Donnarumma, Fokhrul Hossain, Jason D. Gardner, Kazi N. Islam
School of Medicine Faculty Publications
Endogenously produced hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is critical for cardiovascular homeostasis. Therapeutic strategies aimed at increasing H2S levels have proven cardioprotective in models of acute myocardial infarction (MI) and heart failure (HF). The present study was undertaken to investigate the effects of a novel H2S prodrug, SG-1002, on stress induced hypertrophic signaling in murine HL-1 cardiac muscle cells. Treatment of HL-1 cells with SG-1002 under serum starvation without or with H2O2 increased the levels of H2S, H2S producing enzyme, and cystathionine β-synthase (CBS), as well as antioxidant protein levels, such as super oxide dismutase1 (SOD1) and catalase, and additionally decreased oxidative …
February 2023, 2023 Southwestern Oklahoma State University
February 2023, Swosu Bulldog Wellness Committee
SWOSU BULLDOG WELLNESS
February Is American Heart Month
February is the month for love and celebrating Valentine’s, but it is also American Heart month. While heart disease can be deadly, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk.