The Usefulness of Long Inflation Balloon Angioplasty Using a Perfusion Balloon for Intracoronary Thrombus
Shingo Watanabe and Michio Usui
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 12, 2020
The beneficial effect of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) has been well established. PCI for ACS, especially for thrombotic lesions, is difficult to treat due to distal embolization or residual thrombus. We experienced a case in which long balloon inflation was effective in PCI for ACS due to thrombotic lesions. Here we introduce the case that long inflation balloon angioplasty using a perfusion balloon was useful in PCI for thrombus lesion....
Pacemaker Lead Associated Superior Vena Cava Syndrome Treated By Veno-Atrial Bypass
Thilina Gunawardena, MBBS, MD, MRCS, Balasubramanium Saseekaran, MBBS, MD, MRCS, Gayan Bandara, MBBS, MD, MRCS, Rezni Cassim, MBBS, MS and Mandika Wijeyaratne, MBBS, MS, PhD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 11, 2020
Pacemaker lead associated venous thrombosis is common. However, due to collateral venous drainage those who are affected rarely become symptomatic. Superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome is a constellation of signs and symptoms that occurs as a result of obstruction to flow in the superior vena cava. In this case report we present a patient who developed this complication following multiple transvenous pacemaker wires. After failed percutaneous venoplasty he was treated successfully with a right inte...
Aortic Regurgitation Complicating Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
M EL Mourid, A Drighil, FZ Talhi, I Nouamou and K Bouayed
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 15, 2020
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), defined by the onset of arthritis evolving for more than 6 months, before the age of 16-years-old, with no evident etiology. It is the most common type of arthritis in children under the age of 16. The polyarticular form is characterized by more destructive joint and less systemic impairment. Cardiac involvement is not a usual presentation and varies from pericardial to myocardial involvement to heart failure. It is more seen in systemic form of AJI. Valvular...
Two Dimensional Speckle Tracking Echocardiography Assessment of Left Ventricular Remodeling in Patients after Myocardial Infarction
Moustafa Kamal Eldin Ibrahim Khalil Saad, Khalid A El-khashab and Tamer M Ragab
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 11, 2020
Adverse left ventricular remodelling (LVR), defined as progressive ventricular dilatation, distortion of chamber shape, myocardial hypertrophy and deteriorating function, begins in some patients who suffered from acute myocardial infarction (AMI), sometimes even after successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). If uninterrupted, it could lead to congestive heart failure (CHF) and a poor clinical outcome. This study aims at evaluating the value of speckle tracking echocardiography in pre...