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Case Report Open Access

Chiari Network: An Embryological Remnant - A Case Report and Review

Shivadeep S, Anandaraja S and Devi Jansirani D
Int J Clin Cardiol Volume 2, Issue 3

Abstract: Chiari network is a fenestrated membranous structure most commonly observed near the valve of inferior vena cava. It is considered as an embryological remnant of right valve of sinus venosus. Inspite of its benignity, its complications have been reported in the literature. This article contributes a detailed review compiling the association of Chiari network with various pathological conditions and its complications. We report a case of Chiari network diagnosed in a 36-year old female by trans-esophageal echocardiography.

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Research Article Open Access

Sad and Worried Hearts: A Psychological Treatment for Clinically Significant Depression, Anxiety, and Post-traumatic Stress in Patients with Cardiac Disease

Paul S. Greenman, Jonathan Jette, Isabelle Green-Demers and Jean Grenier
Int J Clin Cardiol Volume 2, Issue 3

Abstract: People who suffer from depression, post-traumatic stress, or anxiety following cardiac events and treatment are more likely to have further cardiac complications resulting in death than are people who do not. Although there have been advances in psychological techniques to elicit behavior and lifestyle changes in heart patients, there is currently a dearth of information on how to address the psychological sequelae of heart disease effectively.

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Research Article Open Access

Non-Invasive Assessment of Cardiac Autonomic Functions in Healthy Young Adults in Ile-Ife, South-Western Nigeria

Oluwadare Ogunlade, Abiodun O Ayoka, Anthony Akintomide, Rufus Ojo Akomolafe, Olumide S Akinsomisoye and David Oyewusi Oyebola
Int J Clin Cardiol Volume 2, Issue 3

Abstract: Background: This study assessed the responses of Blood Pressure (BP) and Heart Rate (HR) to change of posture, Sustained Handgrip (SH),deep breathing(DB) and Valsalva manoeuvre (VM) in order to determining the normal limits and pattern of Autonomic Cardiovascular Indices (ACI) among healthy young adults. Methods: Two hundred and four volunteer (98 men and 106 women) aged 18-40 years (mean, 22.45 +/- 4.86 years) participated in the study. After excluding systemic diseases by clinical evaluation, each participant performed fie non-invasive cardiac autonomic function tests in series.

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Review Article Open Access

Early Administration of Tirofibanin Mid- to High-risk Patients with Non-ST Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome Referred for Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (ETN-STEP): A Multi-center Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial in China

Jianping Li, Bo Zheng, Xingang Wang, Tieci Yi, Wei Dong, Zhan Gao, Shaoping Nie, Yawei Luo, Xiaobo Mao, Xi Su, Hui Chen, Ning Tan, Xufen Cao, Jun Zhang and Yong Huo
Int J Clin Cardiol Volume 2, Issue 3

Abstract: The objective of this randomized controlled clinical trial was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of upstream administration of Tirofiban in mid- to high-risk patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) undergoing early percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

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Review Article Open Access

An Update on Peripartum Cardiomyopathy in the 21st Century

Kavita Sharma and Stuart D Russell
Int J Clin Cardiol Volume 2, Issue 3

Abstract: Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a pregnancy-associated idiopathic cardiomyopathy secondary to marked left ventricular systolic dysfunction. The disease presents towards the end of pregnancy through the first 5 months post-delivery, with ethnic and geographic variation in incidence and outcomes. While it is relatively rare, PPCM is associated with significant morbidity and can be fatal.

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Logical Study Open Access

On the Logic of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

P. Lanzer and P. Wang
Int J Clin Cardiol Volume 2, Issue 3

Abstract: Performance of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) is largely based on empirical experience of individual operators. Due to the perceived mostly intuitive character to date little data concerning formal and reasoning structure of PCI is available. Non-axiomatic logic (NAL) provides consistent format allowing systematic analysis of reasoning applicable to PCI. In this report we introduce the basic principles of NAL and provide relevant introductory examples representing clinical reasoning in performing PCI.

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Research Article Open Access

Can a Genetic Test Predict the Development of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation

Gurpreet Sodhi, Jennifer Shea, Farzad Najam and Allen J Solomon
Int J Clin Cardiol Volume 2, Issue 3

Abstract: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common postoperative complication of cardiovascular surgery. In large cohorts, genetic variants in the 4q25 chromosome region have been associated with postoperative AF. However, the role of genetic testing in an individual patient to predict the development of AF has been understudied.

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Case Report Open Access

Anomalous Right Coronary Artery Arising from the Ascending Aorta Above the Left Sinus of Valsalva in the Setting of Acute Inferior ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Unique Challenges and Literature Review

Nisharahmed Kherada, Sandeep Singla, Saqib Ali Gowani, Francesca Gallarello and Nirat Beohar
Int J Clin Cardiol Volume 2, Issue 3

Abstract: Anomalous origin of the right coronary artery arising from ascending aorta above the left sinus of Valsalva is an extremely rare coronary anomaly. In the setting of an acute myocardial infarction rapid identification, localization and selective cannulation of this 'culprit' anomalous right coronary artery presents a challenging scenario. Here we describe a case with this anomaly presenting as an acute inferior wall myocardial infarction along with description of its distinctive interventional challenges.

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