Journal Of Cardiovascular Emergencies
Introduction: Premature ventricular complex (PVC) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, which in some circumstances can lead to syncope, arrhythmia-induced cardiomyopathy and sudden death. In idiopathic PVCs, the first choice of treatment is radio-frequency ablation. Identification of the substrate location makes it possible to determine the ablat...
Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions
Percutaneus device closure of atrial septal defects offers an alternative to conventional surgical repair. While procedure techniques and devices have improved, severe complications remain that are neither completely understood nor entire predictable. We present a case of a 19-year-old female with left atrial erosion leading to lethal pericardial t...
The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon reports
Advanced age and female sex are known risk factors for ventricular wall rupture during open-heart procedures. We present the case of an 83-year-old female patient with an intraoperative traumatic right ventricular free wall rupture during an aortic valve replacement procedure. Pledgetted interrupted sutures reinforced with large pieces of mediastin...
Investigative ophthalmology & visual science
The viscosity of HSO is not the sole parameter with which to determine the behavior of HSO during eye movements. Various HSOs that are manufactured by mixing different types of base SO and "heavy" additives show distinct flow behaviors. The solubility and stability of the heavy additives in the base SO alter its flow when subjected to eye movements...
Translational vision science & technology
This is the first report of an instrument that can lead to successful removal of SiO from the surface of IOL. In addition to the use of this instrument/material in medicine it can also be used in the industry, for example, retrieval of oil spills from bodies of water.
Rivaroxaban is a novel anticoagulant approved for use in patients with atrial fibrillation for stroke prevention. It is a factor Xa inhibitor, and its activity cannot be monitored with use of the international normalized ratio. A 5.6% chance of major bleeding is associated with rivaroxaban use, including intracranial and gastrointestinal bleeds. We...
Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)
Accumulation of fluid within the pericardial sac results in elevation of intrapericardial pressure with consequent cardiac compression or tamponade. Cardiac tamponade is a life-threatening condition which requires urgent evacuation of pericardial effusion (PE). Current pericardial evacuation techniques and approaches are varied. Echocardiography pr...
The Journal of international medical research
The pericardial window procedure did not increase the rate or severity of procedure-related complications. This simple technique significantly decreased the incidence of postoperative pericardial tamponade and new-onset atrial fibrillation.