International Journal of

Clinical CardiologyISSN: 2378-2951

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-2951/1410235

Appropriate Use and Outcomes of In-Hospital Telemetry: Implications Regarding the Contemporary Code Blue

Ronald F Espinosa, DO, Christopher A Woolley II, MD, Scot W Nolan, DNP, RN, Jill M Waalen, MD, MPH and Bruce J Kimura, MD, FACC

Article Type: Retrospective Cohort | First Published: September 03, 2021

Although practice standards for telemetry reflect the historical benefit of early monitoring for arrhythmias in select admissions, few data exist on the initial appropriateness of telemetry for contemporary inpatients who then later suffered a “code blue.” As telemetry monitoring is a significant resource, we sought to review appropriate use, detection of causative arrhythmias, and the timing and outcomes of telemetry use in code blues. Over a 3-year period in a 300-bed teaching hospital, da...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-2951/1410234

Pulse Wave Velocity is an Independent Predictor of Office Hypertension

İsmail Sahin, MD, Ömer Şatıroğlu, MD, Hakan Duman, MD, Ali Gokhan Ozyildiz, MD, and Murtaza Emre Durakoğlugil, MD

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: August 25, 2021

Carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cf-PWV) is the gold standard measure of arterial stiffness and a stronger predictor of poor outcomes for cardiovascular events. Pulse wave velocity is closely related to blood pressure, but its effect on office hypertension (OHT) is unclear. The study aims to investigate the relationship between OHT and cf-PWV. This was a prospective, singlecenter, clinical trial. A total of 102 subjects were included in the study: 48 patients with OHT and 54 subjects with no...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-2951/1410233

Intermediate-Term Outcomes of 3F Stentless Bioroot for Bentall Operation

Guglielmo Stefanelli, Fabrizio Pirro, Luigi Steffanon, Alessandro Bellisario and Luca Weltert

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: July 23, 2021

Aim of this study was to assess the intermediate-term outcome after Bentall operation using a self-assembled bio-root conduit containing a 3F stentless valve. Between April 2010 and August, 2015, 30 patients affected by aortic root dilatation with aortic valve disease underwent Bentall operation at our Unit, using a conduit assembled by including a 3F® stentless valve into a straight woven tube graft. Mean age at surgery was 66.3 yrs. Mean Logistic EUROscore was 10.01. Mean pre-operative Ejecti...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-2951/1410232

COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Induced Troponinemia - Is the Vaccine a Cardiac Stressor?

Sameer Acharya, MD, Malcolm Brand, MD, FACC, Janette Lee, MD, Douglas MacQueen, MD, Angela Arbach, MD and Samjhauta Bhattarai, MBBS

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 03, 2021

There have been emerging concerns of myocarditis with Covid-19 vaccines recently which could be from inflammatory or immunogenic response to vaccine components or something else which is yet to be understood. The most common side effects of the vaccine noted in phase three trials were local reactions and few self-remitting systemic reactions. But we cannot overlook the emerging cardiac manifestations associated with COVID-19 vaccine. Here, we report a young healthy male presenting with atypical ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-2951/1410231

A Rare Case of Mycobacterium abscessus Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillator (CRT-D) Device Infection

Adam S Potter, MD, PhD, Brittany Duong, DO, Abraham Lee, DO, Bao X Nguyen, DO, David Reynoso, MD, PhD and Asif A Sewani, MD

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 03, 2021

Rapid-growing Mycobacteria comprise approximately half of the currently known mycobacterial species and are divided into five major groups: Mycobacterium fortuitum, M. chelonae/M. abscessus complex, M. smegmatis, M. mucogenicum, and the pigmented rapidly-growing Mycobacteria. In clinical practice, the most commonly encountered species are M. fortuitum and M. chelonae/abscessus. A 57-year-old male presented to the ED with fever, night sweats, erythema and slight purulent drainage from his CRT-D p...

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