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Inventi Impact - Cardiovascular Nursing

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    Quarterly published in print and online ‘Inventi Rapid/Impact: Cardiovascular Nursing’ publishes high quality unpublished as well as high impact pre-published research and reviews catering to the needs of researchers and professionals. The journal focuses on physiologic, psychologic, and social needs of cardiovascular patients and their families in a variety of environments.

  • ENDOVASCULAR THERAPY IS EFFECTIVE FOR LERICHE SYNDROME WITH DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS
    Tasuku Higashihara, Nobuo Shiode, Tomoharu Kawase, Hiromichi Tamekiyo, Masaya Otsuka, Tomokazu Okimoto, Yasuhiko Hayashi    Download Full Text

    A 65-year-old man presented to our hospital due to intermittent claudication and swelling in his left leg. He had Leriche syndrome and deep vein thrombosis. We performed endovascular therapy (EVT) for Leriche syndrome, and a temporary filter was inserted in the inferior vena cava. He received anticoagulation therapy for deep vein thrombosis. The stenotic lesion in the terminal aorta was stented wi...

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  • NONCOMPACTION CARDIOMYOPATHY WITH CHARCOT-MARIE-TOOTH DISEASE
    Sherif Ali Eltawansy, Andrea Bakos, John Checton    Download Full Text

    We report a case of a 53-year-oldfemalepresentingwithanew-onsetheart failure thatwas contributedsecondary tononcompaction cardiomyopathy. The diagnosis was made by echocardiogram and confirmed by cardiac MRI. Noncompaction cardiomyopathy (also known as ventricular hypertrabeculation) is a newly discovered disease. It is considered to be congenital (genetic) cardiomyopathy. It is usually associated...

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  • RADIATION THERAPY-INDUCED CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE TREATED BY A PERCUTANEOUS APPROACH
    Luigi Fiocca, Micol Coccato, Vasile Sirbu, Angelina Vassileva, Giulio Guagliumi, Giuseppe Musumeci, Amedeo Terzi, Gianluca Canu, Elisa Cerchierini, Diego Cugola, Orazio Valsecchi    Download Full Text

    We report the case of a 51-year-oldwoman, treatedwith radiotherapy at the ageof two years, for a pulmonary sarcoma. Subsequently she developed severe aortic stenosis and bilateral ostial coronary artery disease, symptomatic for dyspnea (NYHA III functional class). Due to the prohibitive surgical risk, she underwent successful stenting in the right coronary artery and left main ostia with drug elut...

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  • RAGHIB SYNDROME PRESENTING AS A CRYPTOGENIC STROKE: ROLE OF CARDIAC MRI IN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS
    Vistasp J Daruwalla, Keyur Parekh, Hassan Tahir, Jeremy D Collins, James Carr    Download Full Text

    Raghib Syndrome is a rare developmental complex, which consists of persistence of the left superior vena cava (PLSVC) along with coronary sinus ostial atresia and atrial septal defect. This Raghib complex anomaly has also been associated with other congenital malformations including ventricular septal defects, enlargement of the tricuspid annulus, and pulmonary stenosis. Our case demonstrates an i...

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  • BIATRIAL CARDIAC METASTASES IN A PATIENT WITH UTERINE CERVIX MALIGNANT MELANOMA
    Caglayan Geredeli, Melih Cem Boruban, Necdet Poyraz, Mehmet Artac, Alpay Aribas, Lokman Koral    Download Full Text

    Primary malignant melanomas of uterine cervix are quite rarely seen neoplasms, and long-life prognosis of patients with this disease is poor. Immunohistochemical methods and exclusion of other primary melanoma sites are used to confirm the diagnosis. As with other melanomas, cervix malignant melanomas may also cause cardiac metastases. Cardiac metastases are among rarely seen but more commonly enc...

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  • NATIONAL TRENDS IN HOSPITAL LENGTH OF STAY FOR ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION IN CHINA
    Qian Li, Zhenqiu Lin, Frederick A Masoudi, Jing Li, Xi Li, Sonia Hernandez-Diaz, Sudhakar V Nuti, Lingling Li, Qing Wang, John A Spertus, Frank B Hu, Harlan M Krumholz, Lixin Jiang    Download Full Text

    Background: China is experiencing increasing burden of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the face of limited medical resources. Hospital length of stay (LOS) is an important indicator of resource utilization. Methods: We used data from the Retrospective AMI Study within the China Patient-centered Evaluative Assessment of Cardiac Events, a nationally representative sample of patients hospitalize...

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