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Case Report  |   Volume 1, Issue 1

Ventricular Electrical Standstill in a Patient with Left Ventricular Assist Device

Chee Kiang Teoh, Kah Leng Ho, Louis Teo, David Sim, Ka Lee Kerk, Jia Lin Soon, Teing Ee Tan, Sivathasan Cumaraswamy and Choon Pin Lim
Abstract

Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is designed primarily for circulatory support in left ventricular failure and its function relies heavily on intrinsic right ventricular function. We report, to our knowledge, the longest reported case of ventricular electrical standstill from progressive cardiomyopathy who was successfully managed on LVAD. A 51-year-old man, non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy who had been on HeartMate II LVAD support for three years, presented with frequent intermittent low pump flow together with mild reduced effort tolerance. His electrocardiogram showed ventricular standstill.

PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/iacvd-2017/1710004

Review Article  |   Volume 1, Issue 1

C Reactive Protein and Cardiovascular Disease

Ines Lopes Cardoso and Ana Teresa Paulos
Abstract

Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) are the first cause of death in developed countries, therefore it is of interest to reduce this public health problem. The development of atherosclerosis is the main cause of CVD. This pathology results from the accumulation of lipids in the arterial wall, that leads to a complex inflammatory process.

PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/iacvd-2017/1710003

Review Article  |   Volume 1, Issue 1

Hyper-Homocysteinemia and other Inherited Thrombophilic Factors Inducing Retinal Vein Occlusion. The Employment of Novel Orals Anti-Coagulants is Possible?

Federico Cacciapuoti
Abstract

Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO) is the second cause of unilateral visual loss, and can have ischemic or non-ischemic aetiology. The causes inducing RVO may be due to thrombophilia induced by acquired or inherited risk factors.

PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/iacvd-2017/1710002

Case Report  |   Volume 1, Issue 1

Kounis Syndrome: A Form of Acute Coronary Syndrome of Unusual Aetiology

Fulvio Cacciapuoti, Valerio Langella, Paolo Tirelli MD and Federico Cacciapuoti
Abstract

Anaphylactic reaction rarely manifests such as acute coronary syndrome induced by coronary vasospasm or atheromatous plaque rupture due to some chemical mediators, such as histamine, platelet activating factors, cytokines and others, derived from mast cells degranulation.

PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/iacvd-2017/1710001


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