International Journal of

Clinical CardiologyISSN: 2378-2951

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-2951/1410138

Effects of Bisoprolol and Flecainide in an Elderly Patient with Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia and Atrial Fibrillation in Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

Jae-Jin Kwak, Joon Hyung Doh and Sung Yun Lee

Article Type: CASE REPORT | First Published: February 27, 2019

Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome can develop paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) or/and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). AF in WPW syndrome is a potentially life-threatening arrhythmia. Radiofrequency catheter ablation is recommended in patients with AF in WPW syndrome. Atrioventricular nodal blockers can precipitate ventricular fibrillation and should not be used. We present patients with PSVT and AF in WPW syndrome who was treated with bisoprolol and flecainide. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-2951/1410137

Complete Right Bundle Branch Block in Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy: Similarities to Brugada Syndrome

Stefan Peters

Article Type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE | First Published: February 14, 2019

Brugada syndrome is characterized by coved-type ST-segment elevation in one or two right precordial leads. Two types of coved-type ST elevation has been described: A form of complete right bundle branch block (about 60%), in which right precordial leads demonstrate complete block and left precordial leads reveal nearly normal QRS configuration. In about 40% complete right bundle branch block with nearly identically increased QRS intervals....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-2951/1410136

The Prognostic Significance of Elevated Cardiac Troponin in Non-Cardiac Medical Disorders. Pilot Study

Ibrahim AlQassas, MD, Walid Hassan, MD, MACP, Nadia Sunni, MD, Mohammed Lhmdi, MD, Alaa Nazzal, MD, Mohammed J Mohamed, Farhan Dar, MD, Sahar Sharafeldin, MD, Amr Aljareh, MD, Hasan Balubaid, MD, Basema Alshengiti, MD, Ehab Hasan, MD, Heba Waez, MD, Sarah Bahnshal, MD, Momen Nassani, MD, Mohammed Al-Kulak, MD, Maha AlKudsi, MD, Hala Zein Elabidinm, MD and Ibrahim Mansour, MD

Article Type: RESEARCH ARTICLE | First Published: February 14, 2019

Most troponin TnT-HS samples (77.1%) were obtained from emergency room (ER) attendance and 63.4% of patients were male. The mean age was 72 years and no correlation was found between age and troponin levels (the statistical number r value needs to be put here). Although expectedly patients with diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome displayed TnT-HS values significantly higher than those of other groups, positivity to TnT-HS (> 40 ng/l) was also observed in patients with other clinical conditions....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-2951/1410135

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection and the Takotsubo Syndrome: An Association to be Taken into Account

Veronica Hernandez Jimenez, Aranzazu Garcia Romero and Jesus Saavedra Falero

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: January 16, 2019

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) and Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) are two causes of acute non-arteriosclerotic myocardial infarction. These two entities share some characteristics such as greater involvement in women, preceded by an emotional stressor and an etiopathogeny not clearly known. Recently it has been seen that these two entities may be related. We describe a case of a young woman with a myocardial infarction due to a SCAD who developed a TTS. A 44-year-old woman, without know...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-2951/1410134

Myocardial Infarction Secondary to Multiple Coronary-Pulmonary Fistula in a High Performance Athlete

Gil Ramirez Andreina, Burgos Lucrecia Maria, Chillik Ivan Ezequiel, Pelletier Maria, Larocca Calvino Mariana, Spaletra Pablo and Elizari Maria Amalia

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: January 14, 2019

The incidence of CF is 0.002% of general population, observed in 0.2% of adult patients undergoing coronary angiography. More frequently of congenital origin, they have also been described related to invasive procedures, chest trauma or post myocardial infarction. In 55% of cases they are originated from the right coronary artery, in 35% from left coronary artery and 5% in both simultaneously. Seventy percent of CF drain into right cavities (low pressure circuits), 15% into pulmonary artery and ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-2951/1410131

The Profile of an Adult with Congenital Heart Disease

John Jairo Araujo

Article Type: Short Review | First Published: December 01, 2018

Congenital heart disease is the most frequent malformation. In the most recent data has a prevalence of thirteen cases per 1,000 children and six cases per 1,000 adults. Great strides in pediatric cardiovascular surgery have increased the number of survivors, especially in adulthood. Nowadays more adults are living with congenital heart disease than children, particularly in developed countries, and more than two thirds fall into the categories of moderate and high complexity defects. This growi...

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