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2020-01-13 Case Report

Occluded superior vena cava and failed epicardial pacing: An unorthodox solution

Ranjit K Nath* and Satyam Rajvanshi


Permanent pacemaker implantation is conventionally done via upper limb veins. But in 1% - 6% cases, usual sub clavicular approach is either not possible or contraindicated due to complete occlusion of superior vena cava (SVC) or bilateral subclavian vein and/or bilateral impl...

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2020-01-13 Case Report

Coronary-intercostal steal syndrome, a rare connection between the left circumflex coronary artery and intercostal arteries: A case report

Mohammed H Habib and Khaled H Alkhodari*


A 60-year-old female patient presented with typical anginal pain on exertion and relieved by rest for about one month. Percutaneous coronary angiography was done and showed an abnormal left circumflex coronary artery connecting to intercostal artery. Embolization of that abno...

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2020-01-09 Research Article

Effect of hemodialysis session on acute changes in inflammatory and cardiovascular risk biomarkers

Bernardo-Alio Lavin Gomez*, Maria-Teresa García Unzueta, Armando-Raul Guerra Ruiz, Sonia Perez San-Martin, Ana Berja, Natalia Fananas Rodriguez, Sara Diez Espejo and Domingo Gonzalez-Lamuno Leguina


Background: Inflammation is associated with enhanced cardiovascular risk profile and increased cardiovascular mortality in end-stage kidney disease patients undergoing hemodialysis. Mechanisms of activated acute phase reaction in patients on chronic hemodialy...

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2020-01-08 Review Article

A proposed mechanism to explain increases in intracranial pressure: The concept of cerebral artery wedge pressure

DR Hamilton*, A Mitha, MG Hamilton and JV Tyberg


We hypothesize that, with elevated cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) pressure, cerebral micro-vascular obstruction and congestion may occur despite (subdural) large-vein pressures being normal. Smaller veins emptying into these larger, dura-enveloped veins are not immune to the com...

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2019-12-30 Research Article

Evaluation of the effect of coronary artery bypass grafting on the right ventricular function using speckle tracking echocardiography

Mahmoud Shawky Abdelmoneum, Neama Ali Elmeligy, Elsayed Abdelkhalek Eldarky and Mohamad Mahmoud Mohamad*


Purpose: This was a prospective study conducted at Benha University hospital and National Heart Institute on one hundred patients undwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) to evaluate the effect of CABG on the right ventricular (RV) function using speckl...

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2019-12-16 Case Report

Aortic dissection causing 2 myocardial infarctions

Sebastian Szabo and Hans Martin Hoffmeister


A 56-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of sudden onset of right-sided thoracic pain. The ECG showed inferior ST segment elevations. He has been treated with aspirin, clopidogrel, unfractionated heparin and tenecteplase, and his symptoms resolved after 30 minut...

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2019-11-26 Research Article

Long-Term Impact of Coronary Artery Disease in Lung Transplantation

William S Ragalie, Nilto C de Oliveira, Richard Cornwell, Keith Meyer and James D Maloney*

Background: Adoption of the Lung Allocation Score (LAS) has led to increased listing of older patients and those with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) for lung transplantation (LTX). Older patients and those with IPF have higher prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD), a r...

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2019-11-26 Research Article

Readjustment of antithrombotic therapy in stroke-patients owing to transesophageal echocardiography findings

Toralf Bruening* and Mohamed Al-Khaled

Objectives: Cardioembolic etiology is a frequent source of ischemic stroke. Echocardiogram is the mainstay of cardioembolic source detection with regard to plan secondary stroke management, however it remains unclear how often clinically actionable findings are provided hereby. I...

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2019-11-25 Case Report

Resolved complete atrioventricular block and left ventricular severe dysfunction in patient with Wegener’s granulomatis after cyclophosphamide and corticosteroid treatment

Duc Dang*, Lory Trevisan, Jérôme Bouet and Jérôme Taieb


Wegener’s granulomatosis is a systemic granulomatous focus on small to medium sized vessels. It typically affects sinuses, lungs and kidneys due to necrotizing granulomatous vasculitis. Less commonly, cardiac involvement is reported up to 8%-44% of cases [1-3]. It o...

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2019-11-20 Research Article

The Renin-Angiotensin System: Alamandine is reduced in patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Taís Salvi Sipriani, Robson Augusto Souza dos Santos and Katya Rigatto*

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic and progressive disease without treatment that leads to death. Therefore, to control its progression to pulmonary hypertension is still a challenge. Moreover, there is no study that has investigated the Renin-Angiotensin System in patients with IPF...

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