International Journal of

Clinical CardiologyISSN: 2378-2951

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-2951/1410280

CIED Infection Management: Gaps between Guidelines and Patients

Michael M Dore, MD

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: 2023/09/09

The implantation of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) and subsequent CIED infections have risen in recent years; a retrospective study the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) discharge records revealed an 96% increase in CIED implantations between 1996 and 2008; in accordance with the increase in device implantations, this study showed a 210% increase in CIED infections in the same time period....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-2951/1410279

Atrial Flutter as the Primary Manifestation of Lupus Flare Up

Varinder Bansro, MD, Tekabe Birhane, MD, Marvi Gurbakhshani, MD, Fregenet Gichamo, MD and Uchenna Unamba MD

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: 2023/08/07

This review article explores the association between atrial flutter and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Atrial flutter, a common cardiac arrhythmia, has been recognized as a potential cardiovascular manifestation of SLE, a chronic autoimmune disease. The abstract summarizes the current literature on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of atrial flutter in patients with SLE. Furthermore, it highlights the challenges in diagnosing and treating th...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-2951/1410277

Fever-Induced Brugada Syndrome (BrS): Clinical Case Presentation and Short Review on Brugada Syndrome

Almontasser Bella Kassier, MD, Adnan Kassier, MD, Yashwant Agrawal, MD and Jagadeesh Kalavakunta, MD

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: 2023/06/22

In 1992, Brugada syndrome (BrS) was described for the first time as a pattern of ST-segment elevation in right precordial electrocardiography (EKG) leads with a high incidence of unexplained cardiac arrest (UCA) and sudden cardiac death (SCD) in patients with structurally normal hearts [1]. It is associated with an autosomal dominant genetic predisposition. Therefore, in the case of diagnosed UCA or SCD, first-degree relatives are advised to be screened for cardiac abnormalities....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-2951/1410275

Non-Uremic Calciphylaxis in Patient of Non Recovered Postpartum Cardiomyopathy with Apla Syndrome

Aman Makhija, Jignesh Vanani, Arun Mohanty, Manchanda SG, Shashi Dhawan, Shilpa Garg, Manish Malik and Mantri RR

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: 2023/04/30

Calciphylaxis is rare, life-threatening calcific uremic arteriolopathy in patients with end stage renal disease. Rarely, it can occur in patients with normal renal function known as non-uremic calciphylaxis. Very scant literature and few case reports are available about non-uremic calciphylaxis. We present a case of 51-year-old female with reduced LV ejection fraction as sequelae of peripartum cardiomyopathy on long term warfarin who presented with calciphylaxis lesions with normal renal functio...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-2951/1410249

Patient Outcomes Cost, and Length of Stay Associated with Biventricular Assist Devices in the United States (2009- 2015)

Hyeon-Ju Ryoo Ali, Afshin Ehsan, Kevin Kennedy, Peter Riley, Angie Seo, Navkaranbir S Bajaj, Amitoj Singh, Frank Sellke, Daniel Levine, Michael Kiernan and Rayan Yousefzai

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: February 19, 2022

With recent advances in left ventricular assist device (LVAD) technology, the utilization of LVADs has increased while mortality, cost, and length of stay (LOS) have significantly decreased. This study sought to determine the national trends of surgically implanted biventricular assist devices (BiVADs). ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-2951/1410248

Mitral Regurgitation in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: A Narrative Review of Mechanism and Current Management

Ashraf M Anwar, MD, PhD, FESC

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: February 10, 2022

Significant mitral regurgitation (MR) is frequent in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) either obstructive or non-obstructive. Many studies described that significant MR is associated with poor long-term outcome of HCM patients, which indicate the importance of an adequate MR assessment including detailed evaluation of the mitral valve (MV) anatomy. Mitral malformations have been identified in HCM at all levels. They occur in the MV leaflets with a wide array of malformations of the...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-2951/1410247

Caseous Calcification of the Mitral Annulus: From Asymptomatic Lesion to Embolic Complication- Case Report

Slavica Mitrovska, MD, PhD, Sasko Jovev, Vasil Papestiev and Vesna Mitashova

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: January 24, 2022

Caseous calcification of the mitral annulus (CCMA) is a rare form of mitral annular calcification with a prevalence of 0.06% in the general population. It is considered a benign condition, but in some cases it carries a risk for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events. There is no consensus regarding treatment strategy and surgery is recommended for mitral valve dysfunction or thromboembolic events. We present a case of surgical management of caseous mass of the posterior commissures of the mi...

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