THE DISPLACEMENT OF THE ABSOLUTE HEART DULLNESS TO THE LEFT AS A SIGN OF RIGHT VENTRICLE HYPERTROPHY
- A case of mixed connective tissue disease complicated with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Nakamura, Hideki; Tateishi, Seiko; Kawakami, Atsushi; Ida, Hiroaki; Fukuda, Taku; Sasaki, Michiyo; Koide, Yuji; Ashizawa, Naoto; Seto, Shinji; Hayashi, Tomayoshi; Sato, Shinichi; Eguchi, Katsumi // Rheumatology International;Oct2008, Vol. 28 Issue 12, p1273
A 54-year-old female was diagnosed as mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) complicated with secondary SjÃ¶grenâ€™s syndrome. Although she had no dyspnea on exertion, the chest X-ray showed cardiomegaly with interstitial pneumonia. The echocardiogram demonstrated asymmetric hypertrophy...
- Cardiac markers: Cost-effective triage for MI admission and therapy. Wu, Alan H.B. // MLO: Medical Laboratory Observer;Jun2002, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p36
Discusses how patients with chest pains are triaged from the emergency department and how results of laboratory tests impact the therapeutic management decisions for patients with acute coronary artery disease. Background on the establishment of criteria for diagnosis of acute myocardial...
- cardioptosis. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p370
A definition of the term "cadioptosis," which refers to heart prolapse is presented.
- ectocardia. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p722
A definition of the medical term "ectocardia," which refers to the displacement of the heart, is presented.
- A Review of Articles From Last Month's Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. // Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine;Apr2006, Vol. 130 Issue 4, p570
The article presents multiple choice questions based on pathology and laboratory medicine-related topics published in the previous issue of the journal. One question is related to local peritoneal involvement in colon cancer. Another question asks about possible diagnosis for breast cancer. A...
- Current perspectives in genetic cardiovascular disorders: from basic to clinical aspects. Kawashiri, Masa-aki; Hayashi, Kenshi; Konno, Tetsuo; Fujino, Noboru; Ino, Hidekazu; Yamagishi, Masakazu // Heart & Vessels;Mar2014, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p129
We summarize recent advances in the clinical genetics of hypercholesterolemia, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), and lethal arrhythmia, all of which are monogenic cardiovascular diseases being essential to understanding the heart and circulatory pathophysiology. Among the issues of...
- trochocardia. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p2379
A definition of the medical term "trochocardia," which refers to the rotary displacement of the heart on its axis, is presented.
- Troponins in Acute Coronary Syndromes. Quinn, Martin J.; Moliterno, David J. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;11/21/2001, Vol. 286 Issue 19, p2461
Editorial. Discusses the cardiac isoforms of troponin I (cTnI) and T (cTnT), which are markers of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Reference to an article in the same issue by Morrow et al; Suggestion that the findings of Morrow support an early invasive strategy for troponin-positive patients...
- New aspects of obscurin in human striated muscles. Carlsson, Lena; Yu, Ji-Guo; Thornell, Lars-Eric // Histochemistry & Cell Biology;Jul2008, Vol. 130 Issue 1, p91
Obscurin is a giant protein (700â€“800 kDa) present in both skeletal muscles and myocardium. According to animal studies, obscurin interacts with myofibrillar Z-discs during early muscle development, but is translocalised to be predominantly associated with the M-bands in mature muscles....