Associazione Nazionale Medici Cardiologi Ospedalieri

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BETWEEN SCYLLA AND CHARYBDIS: MULTIPLE LEFT ATRIAL THROMBI DESPITE ORAL ANTICOAGULATION AND ANTIPLATELET THERAPY IN A PATIENT CANDIDATE FOR LEFT ATRIAL APPENDAGE OCCLUSION
Anno:
2024
INTRODUCTION: Left atrial (LA) thrombosis usually occurs in patients affected by atrial fibrillation (AF), generally involving the left atrial appendage (LAA). We present the unexpected echocardiographic finding of multiple LA thrombi despite an adequate antithrombotic strategy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 76-year-old lady underwent transesophageal echocardiographic examination (TOE) to assess eligibility…
ANOMALY OF ORIGIN AND COURSE OF THE CIRCUMFLEX ARTERY: AN ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC DIAGNOSIS
Anno:
2024
Coronary artery anomalies are often incidental findings. Most anomalies are benign, but some can cause sudden death. It is important to identify them especially before invasive procedures and cardiac surgery. The echocardiogram, as in this case report, provides a high diagnostic accuracy. We describe three typical echocardiographic signs that…
Unexpected right atrial mass in a young woman: an unpleasant surprise
Anno:
2024
Introduction. Atrial masses represent a diagnostic challenge as the differential diagnosis includes a broad spectrum of formations. Thrombus is the most common form of non-neoplastic mass, whereas cardiac tumors are rare. We reported a case of a young woman with high-grade endometrial stromal sarcoma, complicated by cardiac metastatic dissemination….
DIASTOLIC DYSFUNCTION EVALUATION IN CARDIAC AMYLOIDOSIS: BEYOND TRADITIONAL PARAMETERS TO DISCRIMINATE BETWEEN TRUE HEART FAILURE WITH PRESERVED EJECTION FRACTION AND MIMICS
Anno:
2024
BACKGROUND Diastolic dysfunction in cardiac amyloidosis (CA), according to current guidelines, can be classified using mitral flow velocities, mitral annular e’ velocity, E/e’ ratio, tricuspid regurgitation jet and left atrial (LA) maximal volume. However, LA minimal volume and the ratio between LA and left ventricular (LV) volumes at end-diastole,…
ADVANCED CARDIAC IMAGING IN LIVER TRANSPLANTATION ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC VENTRICULAR STRAIN AS PROGNOSTIC TOOLS
Anno:
2024
While cardiac involvement in the end-stage liver disease (ESLD) is a known condition, the characteristics of cardiac function in cirrhotic cardiomyopathy and their effects on candidates to liver transplant (LT) are still vague. The evaluation of right ventricular failure (RVF) in liver transplant candidates has been revolutionized by advanced…
An Isolated Acute Right Ventricular Infarction.
Anno:
2024
Isolated right ventricular infarction occurs only in about 3% of the overall myocardial ischemic episodes. Clinical presentation is often insidious and variable case by case. The correct diagnosis is therefore crucial for a proper management, and a good prognosis in the short and long term. A 72-year-old patient suffering…
NEW ONSET OF PULMONARY HYPERTENSION IN A PATIENT AFFECTED BY RECURRENT LUNG CANCER
Anno:
2024
39 years old non-smoker female patient came to our observation in July 2023 complaining dyspnea on mild exertion. She had a history of lung adenocarcinoma with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) positive for exon 19 deletion treated with left pneumonectomy and ipsilateral hilar mediastinal lymphadenectomy 5 years earlier, and…