Right-sided valve disease

Dec 30, 2019 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Right-sided valve disease

TABLE 6-1 Best Views for Assessing Tricuspid Valve ME four-chamber view With probe anteflexed, septal leaflet will be seen adjacent to interventricular septum, and anterior leaflet adjacent to right ventricular…

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Mitral valve disease

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Normal mitral valve CASE 2-1 Normal mitral valve anatomy Fig 2.1 Anatomic view of the cardiac valves from the perspective of the base of the heart with the atria cut…

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Pericardial disease

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CASE 9-1 Pericardial effusion Examples of pericardial effusions seen on intraoperative TEE in several different patients are shown. Fig 9.1 From high transesophageal position, echo-free space is seen adjacent to…

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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

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CASE 8-1 Transplant for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy This 26-year-old woman with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and prolonged QT syndrome was referred for heart transplantation for low-output heart failure with clinical symptoms of fatigue…

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Endocarditis

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Native valve endocarditis CASE 4-1 Aortic valve endocarditis This 39-year-old female with a history of intravenous drug use, uncontrolled diabetes, and chronic pancreatitis had recently undergone a 21-day course of…

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Coronary artery disease

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Visualization of the coronary arteries and regional wall motion CASE 1-1 Normal coronary arteries Fig 1.1 In a magnified short-axis view of the aorta slightly cephalad to the valve plane,…

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The Future of Mechanical Circulatory Support

Dec 29, 2019 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on The Future of Mechanical Circulatory Support

I. The trail blazed and the pathway ahead As the field of Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) reaches into its sixth decade beyond first laboratory experimentation, it behooves us to reflect…

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Facilitating Myocardial Recovery

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Heart failure (HF) is characterized by a pathologic process known as remodeling that involves progressive enlargement (See Chapter 9 ) of the ventricle, reduction in contractility, and an increase in…

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The Critical Role of MCS Registries

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Origins of Intermacs/Pedimacs In The Artificial Heart: Prototypes, Policies, and Patients: Institute of Medicine Report from 1991, the committee opined that “maintaining a registry of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) recipients…

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