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Acta Angiologica     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Cardiologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Acute Cardiac Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Adipositas - Ursachen, Folgeerkrankungen, Therapie     Hybrid Journal  
AJP Heart and Circulatory Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Aktuelle Kardiologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
American Heart Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
American Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 72)
American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
American Journal of Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Anales de Cirugia Vascular     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Anatolian Journal of Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Angiología     Full-text available via subscription  
Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Angiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Annales de Cardiologie et d'Angéiologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Circulation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Pediatric Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
AORTA     Open Access  
Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Archives of Cardiovascular Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archivos de cardiología de México     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Argentine Journal of Cardiology (English edition)     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
Artery Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
ARYA Atherosclerosis     Open Access  
ASAIO Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
ASEAN Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Aswan Heart Centre Science & Practice Services     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atherosclerosis : X     Open Access  
Bangladesh Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Basic Research in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Brain Circulation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Journal of Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Canadian Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Cardiac Cath Lab Director     Full-text available via subscription  
Cardiac Electrophysiology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cardiac Failure Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cardiocore     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiogenetics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Cardiology and Angiology: An International Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiology and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cardiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cardiology in Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Cardiology in the Young     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Cardiology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cardiology Plus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Cardiology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Cardiorenal Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiothoracic Surgeon     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CardioVasc     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular & Haematological Disorders - Drug Targets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cardiovascular & Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Open     Open Access  
Cardiovascular Diabetology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Cardiovascular Endocrinology & Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Cardiovascular Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Cardiovascular Journal of Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Cardiovascular Medicine in General Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Cardiovascular Pathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine     Open Access  
Cardiovascular Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular System     Open Access  
Cardiovascular Therapeutics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cardiovascular Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cardiovascular Ultrasound     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Case Reports in Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Cerebrovascular Diseases     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra     Open Access  
Chest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 112)
Choroby Serca i Naczyń     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Circulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 285)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Circulation : Genomic and Precision Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Circulation : Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Circulation Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Cirugía Cardiovascular     Open Access  
Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis     Full-text available via subscription  
Clínica e Investigación en arteriosclerosis (English Edition)     Hybrid Journal  
Clinical and Experimental Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Clinical Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Clinical Research in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Research in Cardiology Supplements     Hybrid Journal  
Clinical Trials and Regulatory Science in Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Congenital Heart Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Congestive Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Cor et Vasa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Coronary Artery Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
CorSalud     Open Access  
Critical Pathways in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current Cardiology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Cardiology Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports     Hybrid Journal  
Current Heart Failure Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current Hypertension Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Hypertension Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Opinion in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Current Problems in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Current Research : Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Current Vascular Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
CVIR Endovascular     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Der Kardiologe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Echo Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Echocardiography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Egyptian Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Egyptian Journal of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia     Open Access  
ESC Heart Failure     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
European Cardiology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Heart Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 73)
European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
European Heart Journal - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes     Hybrid Journal  
European Heart Journal : Acute Cardiovascular Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Heart Journal : Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Heart Journal Supplements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
European Journal of Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
European Stroke Organisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Experimental & Translational Stroke Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Folia Cardiologica     Open Access  
Forum Zaburzeń Metabolicznych     Hybrid Journal  
Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Future Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Global Cardiology Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Global Heart     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Heart     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Heart and Mind     Open Access  
Heart and Vessels     Hybrid Journal  
Heart Failure Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Heart Failure Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Heart India     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Heart International     Full-text available via subscription  
Heart Rhythm     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Heart Views     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
HeartRhythm Case Reports     Open Access  
Hearts     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Hellenic Journal of Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Herz     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Hypertension     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Hypertension in Pregnancy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Hypertension Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ibrahim Cardiac Medical Journal     Open Access  
IJC Heart & Vessels     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IJC Heart & Vasculature     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IJC Metabolic & Endocrine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Indian Journal of Cardiovascular Disease in Women WINCARS     Open Access  
Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     Hybrid Journal  
Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Innovations : Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Insuficiencia Cardíaca     Open Access  
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Cardiovascular Forum Journal     Open Access  
International Journal of Angiology     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Cardiology Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Cardiovascular Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Heart Rhythm     Open Access  
International Journal of Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Hyperthermia     Open Access  
International Journal of Stroke     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
International Journal of the Cardiovascular Academy     Open Access  
Interventional Cardiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Interventional Cardiology Review     Open Access  
JACC : Basic to Translational Science     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
JACC : Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
JACC : Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
JACC : Heart Failure     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)

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  • COVID - 19 - a New Challenging Disease for Intensivists and Cardiologists.
           From Basic Science to the Clinical Setting

    • Authors: Robert Skalik
      Abstract: A novel coronavirus causing Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (SARS-CoV-2) has been considered the cause of a large number of lower respiratory tract infections leading to severe respiratory failure in many cases. However, the evidence-based hospital reports show that the COVID -19 infestation may range from an asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic course with an almost bizarre deterioration of life parameters (“silent hypoxia”) through to critically ill patients with multiple organ failure including that of the lungs, kidneys, nervous system and other organs. Moreover, this coronavirus disease may cause significant lung damage in asymptomatic COVID-19 positive patients who recover at home.The virus enters through the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 receptor (ACE2) widely expressed in the cardiovascular system and other organs and tissues, which can result in myocardial injury, myocarditis, acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, arrhythmias, brain stroke, acute pleuritis, pneumonia and venous thromboembolic events. COVID -19 - induced failure of some central mechanisms controlling breathing and the circulation may explain the mismatch between the clinical symptoms and the objective physiologic life parameters in many patients treated by intensivists or cardiologists. The severity of coronavirus disease is dependent on numerous factors including the magnitude of the host immune response, the impairment of central and peripheral nervous system, age, co-morbidities (e.g. diabetes, arterial hypertension, obesity, chronic heart failure) and presumably genetic proclivity. A brand-new treatment approach with use of alternative or experimental therapies such us Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), plasmapheresis, proinflammatory interleukins - targeted drugs, covalescent plasma transfusion, virus replication inhibitors is obviously needed in some COVID-19 patients.
      PubDate: 2020-08-07
      DOI: 10.17987/icfj.v20i0.683
      Issue No: Vol. 20 (2020)
  • Association of COVID-19 and Cancer: Risk Statistics and Management of
           COVID-19 in Cancer Patients

    • Authors: Shahzar Khan, Hasnain Jan, Shah Faisal, Ayyaz Khan, Rashida Ilyas, Khadija Bibi, Sadeeq ur Rehman
      Abstract: COVID-19 is extremely lethal disease and almost 190 countries is suffering from the latest pandemic. The literature indicates that COVID-19 is more prevalent in patients with compromised immune systems. Patients with cancer are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 because of immune compromised condition due to immunosuppressive therapy. Immunotherapy results in mixing or overlap of COVID-19 associated pneumonia and immune-related pneumonitis and thus makes the diagnosis process very confusing. On the other side in this pandemic, treating cancer patients in hospital will bring a lot of risk. There is still no strong evidence on the cancer-COVID-19 connection. Yet, in this pandemic, patients with cancer should be treated as special cases. Risk management is highly needed in the critical time of this pandemic. This review highlights the association between COVID-19 and cancer, also the strategy to minimize the risk of COVID-19 in cancer patients.
      PubDate: 2020-08-07
      DOI: 10.17987/icfj.v20i0.691
      Issue No: Vol. 20 (2020)
  • A Perspective Study on Oral-fecal Transmission of COVID-19, its Prevention
           and Management

    • Authors: Abdullah Abdullah, Shah Faisal, Hasnain Jan, Rimsha Zainab, Ayyaz Khan, Anees ur Rahman, Baseerat Bibi, Hania Ishaq
      Abstract: The novel coronavirus outbreak arose in Wuhan, China in Dec, 2019. It is declared the 6th public health emergency by the WHO and named as COVID-19. SARS-CoV-2 is non-segmented positive sense ssRNA virus, belongs to the Coronaviridae under the Nidovirales and spread largely in human being and other mammals. Person to person, airborne and surface transmission is common, the virus gets entered to host through nose, mouth, eyes, food, water and feces. An infected patient can transmit the virus to 2.2 healthy individuals.  A patient in the US showed gastrointestinal symptoms vomiting, nausea and pass loose stools. Later the patient declared positive for SARS-CoV-2 based on viral detection in stools and respiratory samples. The gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort and detection of SARS-CoV-2 in stools of infected and recovered patients indicates potential oral-fecal transmission route, it could be potential risk for the spread of COVID-19. The flatus is gas produced by aerophagia or bacterial fermentation in intestine and expelled out through esophagus or anus. It consists of Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen, Carbon dioxide and Methane, their percentage composition is 99%. Previous study showed that bacteria can transmit through bare-bottom farting. The gastrointestinal manifestation and possible oral-fecal transmission, the flatulence could be the risk of transmission for COVID-19. Personal hygiene must be adapted to prevent the spread of disease. 
      PubDate: 2020-08-07
      DOI: 10.17987/icfj.v20i0.695
      Issue No: Vol. 20 (2020)
  • Covid-19 And Co-Infections: An Overview Of Ace2 Mediated Viral Entry Of
           Sars-Cov-2 And Multiorgan Failure In Covid-19

    • Authors: Shah Faisal, Shahzar Khan, Muhammad Ajmal, Hasnain Jan, Muhammad Taj Akbar, Rashida Ilyas, Khadija Bibi, Sadeeq ur Rehman
      Abstract: COVID-19 is highly fatal disease having high mortality rate and is declared as pandemic situation by world health organization. It shows a clear indication that every individual is at risk of this pandemic especially older individual and immunocompromised persons. As its casual agent is SARS-Cov-2 and the main target site of this virus is the ACE2 receptor of lungs. But as compared to lungs ACE2 receptor is highly expressed in other organs i.e. kidney, liver, brain, GI tract, cutaneous, adipose tissues and cardiovascular system these organs are susceptible to COVID-19 infections because of having ACE2 receptor. Many co-infections associated with COVID-19 are reported i.e. neurological manifestation of COVID-19, cutaneous manifestations of COVID-19, endothelial cell infection and endotheliitis, adipose tissues infections, cerebral hemorrhage, liver injury, cardiovascular complications, kidney infection, trigger immune system response and subsequent organ failure. In this review we highlight ACE2 mediated viral entry of the SARS-Cov-2 and subsequent multi organ failure in COVID-19.
      PubDate: 2020-08-07
      DOI: 10.17987/icfj.v20i0.693
      Issue No: Vol. 20 (2020)
  • Predictors of Mortality and Associated Lactate Trends in Cardiogenic Shock
           Patients Treated with Impella® Placement - A Single Center Experience

    • Authors: Yong Ji, Amar Desai, Gary E. Fraser, Deepika Narasimha, Islam Abudayyeh, Kenneth R. Jutzy, Anthony A. Hilliard
      Abstract: Background: The Impella® devices have increasingly become a desired treatment option for cardiogenic shock (CS) as demonstrated by studies analyzing real-world use of hemodynamic support devices. However, data regarding outcomes after Impella® device implant and optimal timing of device placement remains scarce. This study investigates prognostic factors including serial lactate levels in CS patients treated with Impella®.Methods: This retrospective study reviewed 76 consecutive patients diagnosed with CS supported with Impella® at a large, tertiary-care university medical center. Clinical variables and outcomes examined include co-morbidities, pre- and post-procedural lactate levels, and mortality.Results: Of the 76 patients requiring an Impella®, 70% of patients survived to hospital discharge. Those who died post-device implant had a higher prevalence of hyperlipidemia (HLD), chronic kidney disease (CKD), and more likely to require multiple (>1) vasopressors. The mean pre-procedural lactate levels were significantly higher (5.86 +/- 5.11 vs 2.16 +/- 1.50, p = 0.01) in the population who died, along with the change in lactate levels (1.90 +/- 2.56 vs -0.40 +/- 1.73, p=0.04). Those who died within 24 hours of implant showed a trend toward higher mean pre-procedural lactate levels (8.46 +/- 6.00 vs 3.86 +/- 3.31, p = 0.12).Conclusions : Higher pre-procedural lactate levels, HLD, CKD, and increased vasopressor requirement were predictive of increased mortality in CS patients post-Impella® placement, especially within 24 hours of implant. Through serial lactate measurements, we demonstrated favorable outcomes in patients with early stabilization or greater lowering of post-procedural lactate levels suggestive of improved end organ perfusion.
      PubDate: 2020-08-07
      DOI: 10.17987/icfj.v20i0.673
      Issue No: Vol. 20 (2020)
  • Prevalence of Left Ventricular Dysfunction and Relationship with Serum
           Selenium in Apparently Healthy Pregnant Women: Results from the PEACE

    • Authors: Kamilu Musa Karaye, Idris Y Mohammed, Hadiza Sa'idu, Naser A Ishaq, Suleiman A Balarabe, Jamilu Tukur, Tewogbade Adedeji, Olufemiwa N Makinde, Rasaaq A Adebayo
      Abstract: Background: The study aimed to determine the prevalence of left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic dysfunction in apparently healthy pregnant women and if there is relationship with serum selenium, in a society with high prevalence of peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM).Methods: This was a prospective longitudinal study carried out in 3 centres in Kano, Nigeria. 108 apparently healthy pregnant women were consecutively recruited between the 28th and 38th weeks of gestation and re-evaluated at the 6th to 8th weeks postpartum. Serum selenium was measured at enrolment during pregnancy. LV systolic dysfunction was defined as LV ejection fraction (LVEF) below 50%. Results: LV systolic dysfunction and diastolic dysfunction were found in 6 subjects (5.6%) and 20 subjects (18.5%) during pregnancy, and in 9 subjects (10.2%) (p=0.340) and 14 (15.9%) (p=0.631)  after delivery, respectively. Mean LVEF was 62.2±6.9% and 60.6±8.2% (p=0.108) during pregnancy and after delivery respectively. Selenium deficiency (<70μg/L) was found in only 2.8% of subjects, and serum selenium did not significantly correlate with indices for LV systolic (LVEF) or diastolic (mitral E/e’ ratio) functions both during pregnancy and after delivery. Conclusion: LV systolic and diastolic dysfunction and selenium deficiency were uncommon during apparently healthy pregnancy and early puerperium, and serum selenium did not correlate with indices for LV function, in a population with high prevalence of PPCM.
      PubDate: 2020-08-07
      DOI: 10.17987/icfj.v20i0.687
      Issue No: Vol. 20 (2020)
  • An Unexpected Case of Isolated Left Ventricular Apical Hypoplasia in an
           Asymptomatic Patient

    • Authors: Rachel Anne Xuereb, Sara Xuereb, Tiziana Felice, Mariosa Xuereb, Alex Borg
      Abstract: Isolated left ventricular (LV) apical hypoplasia is a rare type of congenital heart disease. It is often asymptomatic in childhood but may lead to complications later on in life. The proposed mechanism is inadequate LV dilatation during development of the primitive ventricle, resulting in a spherical LV. To our knowledge, we describe for the first time a case of isolated LV apical hypoplasia in an asymptomatic patient, diagnosed on investigation of an abnormal 12-lead resting electrocardiogram (ECG).
      PubDate: 2020-08-07
      DOI: 10.17987/icfj.v20i0.675
      Issue No: Vol. 20 (2020)
  • Heart Rate Variability in a Patient with Coronavirus Disease 2019

    • Authors: Reiner Buchhorn, Christoph Baumann, Christian Willaschek
      Abstract: This case study investigates the heart rate (HR) and heart rate variability (HRV) in a patient with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We report the case of a 58-year old male who contracted COVID-19. During his disease, 24-hour Holter electrocardiography (ECG) was performed continuously. For comparison, his 24-hour Holter ECGs from the previous 10 years were available. In this patient, COVID-19 was associated with a decrease in HR and a paradoxical decline in HRV. An abrupt decline in HRV and a decrease in HR may signal the onset of COVID-19 before common symptoms such as dry cough or fever appear. In addition, HRV and HR measurements may help to evaluate the course of the disease.
      PubDate: 2020-08-07
      DOI: 10.17987/icfj.v20i0.685
      Issue No: Vol. 20 (2020)
  • An Asymptomatic Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm found incidentally at 12
           months post Myocardial Infarction: Case Report and Review of the

    • Authors: Christian Brooks, Heather Cooke
      Abstract: Highlights: Left ventricular pseudoaneurysms are a rare mechanical complication of myocardial infarction. If found acutely following infarction (within 2 weeks, with some advocating up to 3 months), surgical repair is recommended due to their high risk of rupture.Whilst associated with chest pain, dyspnoea and heart failure, some individuals are asymptomatic, with the diagnosis made incidentally on routine follow-up often months to years post infarction. Less is known about the natural history of these chronic pseudoaneurysms, with concerns around their propensity to rupture perhaps less than the mortality risk of surgical repair.We present the case of a 70 year-old asymptomatic man who was found to have a 1.6cm left ventricular pseudoaneurysm found incidentally on routine transthoracic echocardiogram at 12-months post posterior myocardial infarction.The consensus opinion of our institution's multi-disciplinary team regarding further management of this patient, with reference to the current limited data on chronic pseudoaneurysms, will be discussed.
      PubDate: 2020-08-07
      DOI: 10.17987/icfj.v20i0.697
      Issue No: Vol. 20 (2020)
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