Case Presentation: Endomyocardial fibrosis is an unusual etiology of heart failure. A detailed evaluation of diastolic function is key for diagnosis. The presence of fibrosis generates key functional alterations in the diagnosis. Multimodality imaging helps to establish severity and functional compromise.
There are few reported cases of EBV-associated pericardial effusion either with or without tamponade, although it is a known, albeit uncommon, cause of pericarditis. Regardless of the cause, cardiac tamponade with hemodynamic compromise represents a medical emergency.
Left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction after transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) is a potentially catastrophic complication with a reported incidence of 12.5% during valve-in-valve procedures.
The full spectrum of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is still emerging. Although acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is the most common complication of patients with COVID-19, recent studies have suggested involvement of other organs. Cardiac complications from COVID-19 may manifest as myocarditis, myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, or stress […]
Phantom systole is a finding that could be the most dramatic sign of LV systolic failure, a remarkable proof of an FE phenomenon, but with triggering events and (probably) a pathophysiology different from that of SAR and PA, because phantom systole is not a post-extrasystolic event.
The diagnosis of this anomaly is generally made randomly on CA during the evaluation of patients with suspected coronary artery disease. Lately, coronary computed tomography, in particular multidetector computed tomographic angiography and the use of advanced dose reduction techniques, have been playing a major role in assessing the origins and courses of coronary arteries, with […]
Calcified amorphous tumor (CAT) is a rare non-neoplastic tumor that can affect multiple structures of the left and right heart. Mitral annular calcification (MAC)–related CAT represents a subgroup of CAT that may have a mobile component. Although often perceived as a chronic, slowly progressing disease, it is becoming more apparent that mobile MAC–related CAT can […]
Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is well known for both its breadth of clinical presentations and its complications. Rapid echocardiographic assessment in ACS has assumed a distinguished role in detecting early and late mechanical complications, assessing function, and guiding emergent clinical decision-making. Because of its noninvasive nature, broad accessibility, and rapid acquisition, echocardiography holds particular promise […]
Tricuspid valve (TV) surgery is usually performed secondary to left-sided valve surgery.
Nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis (NBTE) is a noninfectious cause of valvular vegetations. Although NBTE is most commonly associated with malignancy, it is also seen in patients with hypercoagulable states such as burns, sepsis, and hemolytic anemias and, most important, in autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS).
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