International Journal of

Clinical CardiologyISSN: 2378-2951


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-2951/1410245

Evolution of Pediatric Cardiology over the Last 50 Years - Part IV

P Syamasundar Rao, MD

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: December 17, 2021

The author has just written a book on the evolution of the specialty of Pediatric Cardiology over the last 50 years. The intent of this review is to present a summary of this book. Because of large amount of the material, the review is separated into four parts. In the Parts I and II, percutaneous interventional procedures were discussed. The Part III reviewed electrocardiography, echocardiography, and cardiac catheterization. In this last paper, subjects that were not discussed in the first thr...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-2951/1410246

Taurine in Congestive Heart Failure

Farrukh Ahmad, MD, Nitish Kumar Sharma, MD and Michelle Hadley, DO, FACC

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: December 23, 2021

Taurine is a ubiquitous amino acid found across the animal kingdom. It is a sulfur-containing amino acid, found in high concentration in the intracellular compartment of excitable tissue, including the myocardium. It functions as an intracellular osmolyte, involved in cell volume regulation. Being a neutral zwitterion, transport of taurine is not accompanied by a change in charge gradient across membranes. This chemical property makes taurine the perfect candidate of cellular osmoregulation. Tau...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-2951/1410244

A 75-Year-Old Female with Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Originating from the Right Coronary Artery Presenting with Recurrent Major Bleeding due to Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Managed with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Ticagrelor Monotherapy

Bekele Alemayehu Shashu, MD

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: December 09, 2021

A 75-year-old female with unstable angina who was found to have anomalous left anterior descending coronary artery originating from the right coronary artery close to the ostium presented with recurrent major bleeding while on dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and clopidogrel following percutaneous coronary intervention despite treatment with proton pump inhibitor and blood transfusion. When aspirin was discontinued the bleeding episodes subsided for 5 months which was followed by return of...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-2951/1410243

Draw your Heart Disease: A Graphic Assessment of the Knowledge of Congenital Heart Disease of Patients and their Parents

Paula Mariño García, Ángeles Fuertes Moure, Isaac Martínez Bendayán, Vanesa Balboa Barreiro and Fernando Rueda Núñez

Article Type: Descriptive Cross-Sectional Study | First Published: December 03, 2021

Patients with congenital heart disease are a chronically ill population. Knowledge of the disease is a key factor in promoting an appropriate attitude towards health. The aim of this study is to evaluate the understanding of heart involvement by describing the heart disease and drawing a picture of the heart by patients and parents. Descriptive cross-sectional study over an 8-month period in a tertiary pediatric cardiology center, involving 201 parents and 123 patients, of whom 74 were between 8...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-2951/1410241

Premature Ventricular Contraction Induced Cardiomyopathy Presenting as Trigeminy in the Setting of a Submandibular Abscess and Sepsis

George S Prousi, James A Davis, Barry J Feldman and Sultan Siddique

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 15, 2021

A 33-year-old female with no significant past medical history presented to the emergency department with 3-days of worsening right sided jaw pain, swelling and associated anorexia. She reported progressive pain and subjective fevers prompting a visit to her primary care physician and subsequently the emergency department. On arrival, vital signs were not able for a temperature of 100.4 F, blood pressure 107/62 mmHg and heart rate of 116 BPM. Laboratory evaluation demonstrated WBC 16.9 with a lef...

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