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Multimodal Imaging for the Assessment of a Cardiac Mass - A Case of Primary Cardiac Sarcoma by Benjamin Abels et al.

Published: 2017 Nov
Issue: 11(11) :: Pages: 11-19


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Abstract: We present a case of an 85-year-old patient who underwent clinical work-up for chronic heart failure, acute coronary syndrome, and pulmonary embolism, until she was diagnosed with a cardiac mass that was histologically identified as sarcoma. The aim of this educational case report is to raise awareness of cardiac masses and to point out diagnostic hints towards a cardiac tumor on chest X-ray, coronary angiography, echocardiography, and chest CT. Moreover, the vital role of cardiac magnetic resonance for the diagnosis of a cardiac mass is highlighted.


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Single coronary artery arising from the right sinus of Valsalva presenting with chest pain by Charlene Liew et al.

Published: 2016 Dec
Issue: 10(12) :: Pages: 1-6


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Abstract: Single coronary artery is a rare anomaly, with a reported incidence of 0.024%. It can be diagnosed on coronary computed tomography angiography, where the presence of ostial narrowing and compression between the great vessels must be carefully excluded, since these malignant forms can lead to sudden cardiac death and other ischemic complications. We describe a case of single coronary artery arising from the right sinus of Valsalva presenting with symptoms of ischemic chest pain.


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Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery and Multiple Peripheral Mycotic Aneurysms Due to Mycobacterium Bovis Following Intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guerin Therapy: A Case Report by Petar Duvnjak et al.

Published: 2016 Aug
Issue: 10(8) :: Pages: 12-27


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Abstract: The use of live attenuated intravesicular Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) therapy is a generally accepted safe and effective method for the treatment of superficial transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the bladder. Although rare, < 5% of patient`s treated with intravesicular BCG therapy may develop potentially serious complications, including localized infections to the genitourinary tract, mycotic aneurysms and osteomyelitis. We present here a case of a 63-year-old male who developed left coronary and multiple peripheral M. Bovis mycotic aneurysms as a late complication of intravesicular BCG therapy for superficial bladder cancer. The patient initially presented with acute onset pain and swelling in the left knee > 2 years following initial therapy, and initial workup revealed a ruptured saccular aneurysm of the left popliteal artery as well as incidental bilateral common femoral artery aneurysms. Following endovascular treatment and additional workup, the patient was discovered to have additional aneurysms in the right popliteal artery and left anterior descending artery (LAD). Surgical pathology and bacterial cultures obtained from the excised femoral aneurysms and surgical groin wounds were positive for Mycobacterium Bovis, and the patient was initiated on a nine-month antimycobacterial course of isoniazid, rifampin and ethambutol. Including the present case, there has been a total of 32 reported cases of mycotic aneurysms as a complication from intravesicular BCG therapy, which we will review here. The majority of reported cases involve the abdominal aorta; however, this represents the first known reported case of a coronary aneurysm.


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Cardiovascular magnetic resonance and computed tomography in the evaluation of aneurysmal coronary-cameral fistula by Efstathios E Detorakis et al.

Published: 2015 Jul
Issue: 9(7) :: Pages: 10-21


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Abstract: Coronary artery fistulas represent abnormal communications between a coronary artery and a major vessel like venae cavae, pulmonary arteries or veins, the coronary sinus, or a cardiac chamber. The latter is called coronary cameral fistula is a rare condition and is most of the times congenital but can be also post traumatic or post surgical, especially after cardiovascular interventional procedures. Most patients are asymptomatic and coronary-cameral fistulae are discovered incidentally during angiographic evaluation for coronary vascular disorders, while other patients have a clinical presentation ranging from angina pectoris to heart failure. In this article, we report a rare case of an aneurysmal right coronary cameral fistula draining into the left ventricle. Echocardiography usually represents the first diagnostic imaging approach, but often due to a poor acoustic window may not show the entire course of the fistula which is crucial for the final diagnosis. ECG-gated cardiovascular CT may play an important role in the evaluation of the origin, course, termination and morphology of the fistula, its relation to the adjacent anatomical structures as well as the morphology and contractility of the heart. Cardiac MRI instead plays an additional crucial role regarding not only the above mentioned factors but also in estimating the blood flow within the fistula, providing more detailed information about the cardiac function but also about myocardial wall viability.


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Delayed Myocardial Enhancement in Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging by Arie Franco et al.

Published: 2015 Jun
Issue: 9(6) :: Pages: 6-18


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Abstract: Delayed myocardial enhancement MRI is a highly valuable but non-specific imaging technique that is ancillary in the diagnosis of a variety of diseases including myocardial viability, cardiomyopathy, myocarditis and other infiltrative myocardial processes. The lack of specificity stems from the wide variety of differential diagnoses that may present with overlapping patterns of delayed enhancement. Many of these differential diagnoses have been presented and discussed in this article.


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Coronary periarteritis in a patient with multi-organ IgG4-related disease by Yueyang Guo et al.

Published: 2015 Jan
Issue: 9(1) :: Pages: 1-17


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Abstract: Immunoglobulin G4-related disease is a recently described systemic clinicopathological entity characterized by immunoglobulin G4-producing plasmacytic infiltration of tissue and frequently by elevated serum immunoglobulin G4 concentration. Manifestations of this disease have been documented in nearly all organs and locations, but coronary artery involvement is not widely recognized. We report the coronary findings of a patient with multi-organ immunoglobulin G4-related disease. Non-electrocardiogram-gated computed tomography of the chest demonstrated nodular and rind-like periarterial soft tissue thickening along the proximal coronary artery segments with improvement following steroid therapy.


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The quadricuspid aortic valve by Arie Franco et al.

Published: 2014 Nov
Issue: 8(11) :: Pages: 25-29


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Abstract: The quadricuspid aortic valve is a very rare congenital defect that may be an isolated entity or associated with a multitude of cardiovascular abnormalities. Isolated cases usually manifest late in life with the complication of aortic regurgitation, which can be delayed by early valve replacement. We present a case of quadricuspid aortic valve associated with truncus arteriosus, ventricular septal defect, and interrupted aortic arch.


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Pericardioesophageal Fistula Following Left Atrial Ablation Procedure by Christopher W. Bailey et al.

Published: 2014 Oct
Issue: 8(10) :: Pages: 23-31


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Abstract: We present a case of pericardioesophageal fistula formation in a 40 year old male who 23 days after undergoing a repeat ablation procedure for atrial fibrillation developed chest pressure, chills and diaphoresis. After initial labs and tests that demonstrated no evidence for acute myocardial ischemia, the patient underwent CT angiography of the chest. The study revealed pneumopericardium and a pericardial effusion. Suspicion was raised of perforation of the posterior left atrial myocardial wall with injury to adjacent esophagus. Water soluble contrast with transition to barium sulfate esophagram subsequently performed identified a perforation further affirming the postulate of a fistulous communication between the esophagus and pericardium. Transthoracic echocardiogram confirmed pericardial effusion but did not demonstrate myocardial defect. Endoscopic management was preferred and an esophageal stent was placed. Follow up esophagram showed an intact esophageal stent without evidence of extravasation.


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Large serpiginous thrombus straddling the patent foramen ovale and traversing through mitral and tricuspid valves into both ventricles: a therapeutic dilemma of impending paradoxical embolism and recurrent pulmonary embolism. by Yasmin S. Hamirani et al.

Published: 2014 Jul
Issue: 8(7) :: Pages: 1-13


Free full text article: Large serpiginous thrombus straddling the patent foramen ovale and traversing through mitral and tricuspid valves into both ventricles: a therapeutic dilemma of impending paradoxical embolism and recurrent pulmonary embolism.

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Abstract: A 51-year-old male with history of resected renal cell carcinoma and prior pulmonary embolism presented with tachypnea, tachycardia and progressive dyspnea on exertion. Chest computed tomography revealed bilateral acute pulmonary embolism. Transthoracic echocardiogram showed severe pulmonary hypertension with severe cor-pulmonale and presence of a large worm-like thrombus extending across the foramen ovale, entering both ventricles through the mitral and tricuspid valves. The risks of anti-coagulation, pharmacologic thrombolysis, and surgical thrombectomy, in a hemodynamically stable patient, posed a significant therapeutic dilemma. Ultimately, a collective decision was made to start anticoagulation, without incident. At 1 month follow up, complete resolution of the intracardiac thrombus, pulmonary hypertension, and cor-pulmonale were observed with full clinical recovery of the patient.


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Magnetic Resonance Imaging of AMS (Aneurysm of the Membranous Septum), review of the literature and case report by Ernesto Di Cesare et al.

Published: 2014 May
Issue: 8(5) :: Pages: 9-15


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Abstract: Aneurysm of the Membranous Septum (AMS) is a rare cardiac disease, mostly associated with other cardiac anomalies, very rare in the absence of other congenital heart defects. A prompt diagnosis is important, due to severe potential complications, but remain challenging. Most of the cases were earlier diagnosed using ventriculography, but, with the availability of echocardiography and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR), this disease can be accurately assessed non-invasively. We report a case of a 62 years old female patient, without other cardiac congenital disease, who was incidentally diagnosed, by means of CMR with a true and isolated AMS. Our report underlines CMR usefulness in AMS diagnosis, thanks to accurate evaluation (both morphologic and functional) provided by this diagnostic tool, which is able to demonstrate clearly the presence of AMS (aneurysm of the membranous septum) and depict its features.


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Cardiac metastases of melanoma as first manifestation of the disease by Adriana Villa et al.

Published: 2014 Apr
Issue: 8(4) :: Pages: 8-15


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Abstract: Cardiac metastases are rare, but more common than primary cardiac tumours, and metastatic melanoma involves heart or pericardium in greater than 50% of the cases, although cardiac metastasis are rarely diagnosed ante mortem because of the lack of symptoms. A multimodality approach may help to obtain a more timely diagnosis and in some cases a quicker and better diagnosis can enable a surgical resection to prevent cardiac failure or to reduce the tumour before chemotherapy. We present a case of a patient with cardiac metastasis as first evidence of a malignant melanoma: in this case the patient underwent echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance and computed tomography. This case underlines the importance of advanced diagnostic techniques, such as cardiac magnetic resonance, not only for the detection of cardiac masses, but also for a better anatomic definition and tissue characterization, to enable a quick and accurate diagnosis which can be followed by appropriate treatment.


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Coronary Sinus to Left Atrium Communication by Almamoon Justaniah et al.

Published: 2013 Dec
Issue: 7(12) :: Pages: 16-20


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Abstract: Coronary sinus anomalies are rare. They can be associated with other vascular anomalies such as persistent left superior vena cava or can occur in isolation. We present a rare case of an isolated coronary sinus communication to the left atrium. This anomaly may be clinically relevant in the setting of significant left-to-right shunting or when shunt reversal results from right-sided heart failure. It may also be significant in cases of persistent atrial fibrillation after attempted pulmonary vein isolation.


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Anomalous Single Coronary Artery on Low Dose MDCT by Anurag Yadav et al.

Published: 2013 May
Issue: 7(5) :: Pages: 6-15


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Abstract: Coronary artery anomalies may involve the origin, course, and structure of epicardial coronary arteries and occur in less than 1% of the general population. Clinical presentation ranges from being completely asymptomatic to sudden death. Multi-detector computed tomography has come a long way in the diagnosis of coronary artery anomalies since the introduction of 4 rows of detectors in scanners, considering its non invasive nature and the benefits of 3D reconstruction. Defining the coronary anatomy helps in clinical decision making and timely intervention. Since repeated angiographies may be required, low dose CT is an excellent investigation for diagnosis and post interventional follow up rather than repeated invasive catheter angiographies or high dose CT examination. We report two cases of clinically significant single coronary artery anomalies; a case of single Right coronary artery and another case of single Left coronary artery (Anomaly of origin & course).


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Multislice CT imaging of ruptured left sinus of Valsalva aneurysm with fistulous track between left sinus and right atrium. by Praveenkumar Pampapati et al.

Published: 2011 Aug
Issue: 5(8) :: Pages: 14-21


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Abstract: Sinus of valsalva aneurysm is a rare condition arising from any of the three aortic sinuses. Among them, an aneurysm arising from the left coronary sinus is the rarest. Most of these cases were earlier diagnosed using echocardiography and conventional angiography. But with the availability of advanced imaging modalities like 64 slice cardiac CT and MR modalities, this condition can be accurately assessed noninvasively. We report a case of ruptured aneurysm originating from the left coronary sinus with a long windsock type of fistulous track between the aneurysm and right atrium evaluated by 64 slice cardiac CT imaging. This was later confirmed perioperatively.


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Coronary arteriovenous malformation, as imaged with cardiac computed tomography angiography: A case series by Tigran Khachatryan et al.

Published: 2010 Apr
Issue: 4(4) :: Pages: 1-8


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Abstract: Introduction: Coronary Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM) can lead to various cardiovascular events. The severity of clinical manifestation depends on the degree of the malformation. The significance of major arterial shunt is that they can deprive the myocardium of the necessary amount of blood, leading to myocardial ischemia, and potentially tachycardia, left ventricular dilatation and heart failure secondary to increased stroke volume and cardiac output. Cardiac computed tomography (CCT) has proven to be a good non-invasive diagnostic tool in the detection of coronary Arteriovenous Malformations. Case Presentation: We include 4 patients, who presented with various symptoms in relation to the coronary Arteriovenous Malformations. Diagnostic confirmation was made non-invasively using multi-row detector cardiac computed tomography (MDCT). Conclusion: Coronary Arteriovenous Malformation is a rare congenital disease which can produce symptoms of varying severity depending on the size of the malformation. CCT angiography can help in non-invasively diagnosing the malformation along with revealing the anatomic details, which can be used for surgical planning, or for better medical management of the patients.


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The Coumadin Ridge: An Important Example of a Left Atrial Pseudotumour demonstrated by Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging by Sanjay Gupta et al.

Published: 2009 Sep
Issue: 3(9) :: Pages: 1-5


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Abstract: A coumadin ridge is an occasionally observed, but seldom described structure seen in the left atrium during cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging. In this case, the coumadin ridge was particularly prominent and could easily have been mistaken for a tumour or thrombus. Using the combined assessment from different CMR pulse sequences, we were able to correctly identify it as the coumadin ridge. We make the reader aware of the location and the CMR imaging features of this structure so that misdiagnosis may be avoided.


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Survival to the age of 87 years in a woman with unoperated tetralogy of Fallot by Ty K. Subhawong et al.

Published: 2009 Aug
Issue: 3(8) :: Pages: 14-17


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Abstract: Tetralogy of Fallot is the most common cyanotic congenital heart defect, affecting approximately 2700 infants per year born in the United States. The natural history of the tetralogy reflects the adverse physiologic consequences of the underlying structural abnormalities, with only approximately 3% of uncorrected patients surviving past age 40. In this case report, we report an 87-year-old woman with unoperated tetralogy of Fallot, who we believe to be the oldest and only second octogenarian described in the literature.


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Banding and Step-Stair Artifacts on the Cardiac-CT Caused By Pseudo-Ectopic Beats by Amolak Singh et al.

Published: 2009 Jun
Issue: 3(6) :: Pages: 3-8


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Abstract: Step-stair and banding artifacts may result from irregular ventricular rhythm caused by atrial fibrillation or premature ectopic ventricular contractions. In the case reported here, severe banding and misalignment artifacts occurred due to electrocardiographic noise mimicking ectopic beats. Severe EKG noise or pseudo-ectopic beats may cause rare but serious artifacts during cardiac-CT acquisition. Vendor-provided software for correcting ectopic beats can be used to remove pseudo-ectopic beats and eliminate artifacts caused by the EKG noise. All efforts should be made to prevent this kind of problem from happening in the first place.


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Calcific constrictive pericarditis demonstrated on 99mTc-MDP bone scintigraphy by Natalie Burns et al.

Published: 2009 May
Issue: 3(5) :: Pages: 11-15


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Abstract: The authors present a case of calcific constrictive pericarditis, imaged with bone scintigraphy. The patient presented with three months of shortness of breath, chest pain, and chest tightness during exercise, among other nonspecific symptoms. Although the diagnosis was made based on chest radiography and cardiac MRI, bone scintigraphy was used to corroborate the diagnosis of calcific constrictive pericarditis. Bone scintigraphy showed a pattern of tracer accumulation consistent with pericardial uptake. Calcific constrictive pericarditis was also confirmed at the time of surgery.


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Myocardial Calcinosis in Chronic Renal Failure by Ashley E. Kempf et al.

Published: 2009 Feb
Issue: 3(2) :: Pages: 16-19


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Abstract: The authors are presenting an 18 year old male with history of end stage renal disease and rejected renal transplant. In his workup echocardiogram and non contract CT of chest revealed diffuse endocardial and myocardial calcifications. Extensive cardiac calcification is a rare but important entity in relation to end stage renal disease as it may cause complications such as valvular dysfunction and fatal arrhythmia.


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