Tag Archives: cardiology

Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm in a Professional Body Builder

A 71-year-old man with a history of Parkinson’s disease experienced a sudden decline in function, with multiple falls over 2 weeks. He had previously been able to ambulate independently but had become chair-bound over this period. Forty-eight hours into admission he was noted to be spiking fevers of 38°C-39°C daily, without chills or rigors. There […]

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A Simple Community-Based Risk-Prediction Score for Sudden Cardiac Death

Although sudden cardiac death is a leading cause of death in the United States, most victims of sudden cardiac death are not identified as at risk prior to death. We sought to derive and validate a population-based risk score that predicts sudden cardiac death. Methods The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study recorded clinical measures […]

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Cardiac Rupture in a Young Male Cocaine User

To the Editor: A 25-year-old man was found unconscious by his wife in the bathroom of his apartment. She called emergency services and cardiopulmonary resuscitation was promptly initiated within a few minutes. The patient was intubated, transferred to the Emergency Department (ED) of a local hospital, and after 1 hour of advanced cardiac life support […]

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Elongated Mitral Valve Vegetation

To the Editor: A 41-year-old woman presented with a 2-week history of neck and back pain and suddenly developed pulseless electrical activity cardiac arrest while in the emergency department, with return of spontaneous circulation after 2 rounds of advanced cardiac life support. Physical examination and labs were notable for fever, sinus tachycardia, leukocytosis, and lactic […]

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Different Causes of Death in Patients with Myocardial Infarction Type 1, Type 2, and Myocardial Injury

Data outlining the mortality and the causes of death in patients with type 1 myocardial infarction, type 2 myocardial infarction, and those with myocardial injury are limited. Methods During a 1-year period from January 2010 to January 2011, all hospitalized patients who had cardiac troponin I measured on clinical indication were prospectively studied. Patients with […]

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