A change of heart: Transformation of the electrocardiogram in a patient with apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
- 作者列表："Gold B","Madias JE
:An asymptomatic 83-year-old man with a history of hypertension, prior stroke with no residual deficits, and bilateral carotid artery stenosis, presented for evaluation prior to cataract surgery. His transthoracic echocardiogram was typical for apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (AHCM), and his electrocardiograms (ECG) showed large precordial R-waves and inverted T-waves, previously associated with AHCM, while his ECG 7 years earlier was normal. Mechanistic explanations for the developed ECG abnormalities, and their importance for the detection and monitoring of patients with AHCM are provided.
: 一名无症状的83岁男性，有高血压病史，既往卒中无残留缺陷，双侧颈动脉狭窄，白内障手术前就诊评估。他的经胸超声心动图是典型的心尖肥厚型心肌病 (AHCM)，他的心电图 (ECG) 显示大的心前区R波和倒置的T波，以前与AHCM相关，而他7年前的心电图是正常的。提供了对发展的ECG异常的机制解释，以及它们对于检测和监测AHCM患者的重要性。
METHODS::We present the case of a 61-year-old woman with a large tumoral infiltration extending from the pelvis throughout the inferior vena cava inferior to the right atrium, protruding into the right ventricle and right ventricular outflow tract. She had been treated 10 years before for low-grade endometrial stromal sarcoma by hysterectomy and adnexectomy followed by hormone- and radio-therapy. Due to cancer recurrence, she underwent peritonectomy, appendectomy, and resection of terminal ileum.
METHODS:AIMS:Significant platelet activation after long stented coronary segments has been associated with periprocedural microvascular impairment and myonecrosis. In long lesions treated either with an everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) or an everolimus-eluting stent (EES), we aimed to investigate (a) procedure-related microvascular impairment, and (b) the relationship of platelet activation with microvascular function and related myonecrosis. METHODS AND RESULTS:Patients (n=66) undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in long lesions were randomised 1:1 to either BVS or EES. The primary endpoint was the difference between groups in changes of pressure-derived corrected index of microvascular resistance (cIMR) after PCI. Periprocedural myonecrosis was assessed by high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT), platelet reactivity by high-sensitivity adenosine diphosphate (hs-ADP)-induced platelet reactivity with the Multiplate Analyzer. Post-dilatation was more frequent in the BVS group, with consequent longer procedure time. A significant difference was observed between the two groups in the primary endpoint of ΔcIMR (p=0.04). hs-ADP was not different between the groups at different time points. hs-cTnT significantly increased after PCI, without difference between the groups. CONCLUSIONS:In long lesions, BVS implantation is associated with significant acute reduction in IMR as compared with EES, with no significant interaction with platelet reactivity or periprocedural myonecrosis.
METHODS:BACKGROUND:Aortopulmonary window is an uncommon congenital heart disease, with untreated cases not surviving beyond childhood. However, very rarely it can present in adult patients with features of pulmonary hypertension. Clinically these patients cannot be differentiated from other more common conditions with left to right shunt. Transthoracic echocardiography if performed meticulously, can depict the defect in aortopulmonary septum. RESULTS:We report a case of large unrepaired aortopulmonary window in a 23 years old patient, diagnosed on transthoracic echocardiography.