[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Therapeutic hypothermia is method used to improve the neurological status of patients who are at risk of ischaemia after myocardial infarction. We report a case of a 28-year-old woman who suffered acute myocardial infarction complicated by ventricular fibrillation. The patient was successfully resuscitated. Invasive and non-invasive medical treatment was applied including therapeutic hypothermia. Success was achieved due to adequate public reaction, fast transportation, blood vessel revascularization and application of therapeutic hypothermia. The patient was successfully discharged after one week of treatment, and just minor changes in heart function were present.
Postepy w Kardiologii Interwencyjnej / Advances in Interventional Cardiology 01/2013; 9(4):369-75. · 0.16 Impact Factor
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We reported a case of 68-year-old man, with a previous history of hypertension. Patient was admitted to our institution for evaluation of a severe, constant, tearing anterior chest pain radiated to the neck with suspicion of acute aortic dissection. A multidetector computed tomography scan of thorax and abdomen demonstrated a dissection starting from the middle part of aortic arch and extending downward to the descending aorta till the middle part of the thoracic aorta. The dissection was classified as Stanford A, De Bakey I. Surgical treatment of patient was started with bypass graft from the right common carotid artery to the left common carotid with subsequent revascularization of left subclavian artery. Lower parts of above-mentioned arteries were ligated. At the second stage an emergent prosthetic stent-graft was placed distally from the truncus brachiocephalicus up to the proximal part of the descending aorta. We reported a case report to present diagnostic and possible interventional treatment for patient with acute aortic type A dissection.
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This case report describes the diagnostic and treatment challenges of the combined disc impediment caused by pannus ingrowth in combination with thrombus formation in a 21-mm Medtronic-Hall aortic valve prosthesis. A combined obstruction of a Medtronic-Hall prosthesis in the aortic position is a rare, but potentially fatal clinical condition for the first time reported in Vilnius University Hospital Santariškių Klinikos. Despite the difficulties in determining a correct diagnosis, our critically ill patient was clinically stabilized by partially successful thrombolysis and then successfully treated by a surgical thrombectomy together with pannus excision during the rotation of the disc within the valve housing 3 years after the valve implantation.
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This article presents the case of a 54-year-old male with evidence of myocardial ischemia at rest. In our case, by means of cardiovascular magnetic resonance, myocardial ischemia at rest in theoretical left anterior descending artery territory was proved, myocardial scar was excluded, and need for revascularization was validated.
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We report a very rare case of severe pulmonary arterial hypertension in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1, and discuss the pathology, pathogenesis, current pulmonary hypertension classification system, and outcomes of pulmonary arterial hypertension in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1.
Respiratory care 05/2011; 56(11):1844-8. · 2.03 Impact Factor
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Isolated noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium is defined as a rare cardiomyopathy caused by intrauterine arrest of compaction of the myocardial fibers and meshwork, an important process in myocardial development, in absence of any coexisting congenital heart lesions. A lot of controversies exist about diagnostic criteria, nomenclature, origin, pathogenesis, and prognosis of this disease. Here, we describe an adult patient with isolated left ventricular noncompaction who presented with worsening congestive heart failure and was successfully treated with heart transplantation.
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Amplitude ratios of two adjacent mixed blood oxygen saturation curve peaks in randomly selected strips of ECG were analysed in 32 patients with regular wide-QRS complex tachycardias and 60 control subjects where pacing was performed before ablation of narrow-QRS complex tachycardias. Patients with VT showed different patterns of A-to-V relationships, leading to varying ratios of SpO2 adjacent peak amplitudes, in contrast to patients with aberrant SVTs and 1:1 AV association. Application of a criterion of adjacent SpO2 peaks differing by twofold or more had a sensitivity of 90.0% and specificity of 83.3% to detect AV dissociation during VT. Fluctuations on the mixed oxygen saturation curve may be a useful non-invasive clinical parameter to detect different ventricular filling caused by atrio-ventricular dissociation during VT.
International Journal of Cardiology 03/2006; 107(1):134-5. · 5.51 Impact Factor