A case of asymptomatic fusiform aneurysm of the superior vena cava detected by magnetic resonance imaging.


:A rare case of fusiform aneurysm of the superior vena cava (SVC) in a 65-year-old Japanese woman is presented herein. Aneurysm of the SVC was detected incidentally as widening of the upper mediastinum on chest radiography and was further defined using magnetic resonance imaging, venography and chest computed tomography. Based on previous reports, conservative management was planned with anticoagulation therapy as prophylaxis against thrombotic complications rather than surgical resection for aneurysm.


Int J Cardiol


Koga S,Ikeda S,Sanuki Y,Ninomiya A,Izumikawa T,Miyahara Y,Kohno S




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2006-11-10 00:00:00














  • Repetitive use of levosimendan for treatment of chronic advanced heart failure: clinical evidence, practical considerations, and perspectives: an expert panel consensus.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The intravenous inodilator levosimendan was developed for the treatment of patients with acutely decompensated heart failure. In the last decade scientific and clinical interest has arisen for its repetitive or intermittent use in patients with advanced chronic, but not necessarily acutely decompensated, hea...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 共识发展会议,杂志文章


    authors: Nieminen MS,Altenberger J,Ben-Gal T,Böhmer A,Comin-Colet J,Dickstein K,Edes I,Fedele F,Fonseca C,García-González MJ,Giannakoulas G,Iakobishvili Z,Jääskeläinen P,Karavidas A,Kettner J,Kivikko M,Lund LH,Matskeplishvili ST

    更新日期:2014-06-15 00:00:00

  • T wave inversions following ablation of 125 posteroseptal accessory pathways.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Cardiac memory, electrophysiological remodeling induced by periods of altered ventricular activation, has been observed after resumption of normal activation following ablation of overt accessory pathways. We studied the occurrence and temporal characteristics of cardiac memory (inferior T wave inversions) a...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Aunes-Jansson M,Wecke L,Lurje L,Bergfeldt L,Edvardsson N

    更新日期:2006-01-04 00:00:00

  • Biventricular myocardial adaptation to different training protocols in competitive master athletes.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Conflicting data have been reported about the nature (physiologic versus pathologic) of left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy in master athletes. AIM OF THE STUDY:To analyze LV and right ventricular (RV) myocardial function in master athletes with LV hypertrophy induced by either endurance or strength training....

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: D'Andrea A,Caso P,Scarafile R,Salerno G,De Corato G,Mita C,Di Salvo G,Allocca F,Colonna D,Caprile M,Ascione L,Cuomo S,Calabrò R

    更新日期:2007-02-14 00:00:00

  • Yield of atrial fibrillation detection with Textile Wearable Holter from the acute phase of stroke: Pilot study of Crypto-AF registry.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:We describe the feasibility of monitoring with a Textile Wearable Holter (TWH) in patients included in Crypto AF registry. METHODS:We monitored cryptogenic stroke patients from stroke onset (<3days) continuously during 28days. We employed a TWH composed by a garment and a recorder. We compared two garments ...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Pagola J,Juega J,Francisco-Pascual J,Moya A,Sanchis M,Bustamante A,Penalba A,Usero M,Cortijo E,Arenillas JF,Calleja AI,Sandin-Fuentes M,Rubio J,Mancha F,Escudero-Martinez I,Moniche F,de Torres R,Pérez-Sánchez S,Gonzál

    更新日期:2018-01-15 00:00:00

  • Interpretation of elevated high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I in elite soccer players previously infected by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To clarify the meaning of elevated cardiac troponin in elite soccer athletes previously infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and screened for cardiovascular involvement in the wake of competitive sport resumption. METHODS:We designed a retrospective cohort study with th...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mascia G,Pescetelli F,Baldari A,Gatto P,Seitun S,Sartori P,Pieroni M,Calò L,Della Bona R,Porto I

    更新日期:2020-11-23 00:00:00

  • The circadian profile of extrasystolic arrhythmia: its relationship to heart rate and blood pressure.

    abstract::This paper aims at examining whether there is an association between the circadian patterns of systolic blood pressure, heart rate and the incidence of ventricular ectopic beats, as well as to confirm that reducing the blood pressure by a diuretic may also reduce the ectopic frequency. Thirty-four ambulatory patients ...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章


    authors: Sideris DA,Toumanidis ST,Anastasiou-Nana M,Zakopoulos N,Kitsiou A,Tsagarakis K,Moulopoulos SD

    更新日期:1992-01-01 00:00:00

  • Peripheral artery disease and outcomes after myocardial infarction: an individual-patient meta-analysis of 28,771 patients in CAPRICORN, EPEHESUS, OPTIMAAL and VALIANT.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To examine the prevalence of peripheral artery disease (PAD) and the relationship between PAD and cardiovascular (CV) outcomes in subjects with left ventricular systolic dysfunction, heart failure or both after acute myocardial infarction (MI). BACKGROUND:PAD is associated with poorer prognosis in patients ...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,meta分析


    authors: Inglis SC,Bebchuk J,Al-Suhaim SA,Case J,Pfeffer MA,Solomon SD,Hou YR,Pitt B,Dargie HJ,Ford I,Kjekshus J,Zannad F,Dickstein K,McMurray JJ

    更新日期:2013-09-30 00:00:00

  • The dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor-sitagliptin modulates calcium dysregulation, inflammation, and PPARs in hypertensive cardiomyocytes.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Hypertension induces cardiac dysfunction, calcium (Ca(2+)) dysregulation, and arrhythmogenesis. Dipeptidyl peptidase (DPP)-4 inhibitors, an antidiabetic agent with anti-inflammation and anti-hypertension potential, may regulate peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs)-α, -γ, and -δ and Ca(2+) home...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lee TI,Kao YH,Chen YC,Huang JH,Hsu MI,Chen YJ

    更新日期:2013-10-15 00:00:00

  • Review of epidemiology and management of atrial fibrillation in developing countries.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the commonest sustained cardiac arrhythmia. In developing countries, AF is a growing public health problem with the epidemiologic transition from communicable to non-communicable diseases. However, relatively little is known about AF in the developing world. The aim of this review...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Nguyen TN,Hilmer SN,Cumming RG

    更新日期:2013-09-10 00:00:00

  • Facilitated PCI in younger Chinese patients with AMI.

    abstract::Presently, facilitated percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients remains controversial. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of facilitated PCI, intravenous low-dose rt-PA administration prior to urgent PCI, in Chinese patients < 70 years of age with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Our results s...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 信件


    authors: Xu F,Chen YG,Li JF,Li GS,Ji QS,Lv RJ,Liu TT,Sun Y,Li RJ,Zhang W,Zhang Y

    更新日期:2007-09-14 00:00:00

  • Age variation in the association between angiographic coronary disease and angina from the Coronary Artery Surgery Study (CASS)

    abstract::Between July 1974 and May 1979, 19,153 non-randomized patients without prior cardiac surgery and with chest pain were studied angiographically and enrolled in the Coronary Artery Surgery Study (CASS). The primary question addressed by this paper is: for fixed levels of coronary artery disease, are the presence and sev...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Fisher LD,Maynard C,Rademaker AW,Alderman EL,Mock M

    更新日期:1989-09-01 00:00:00

  • Effects of acetylstrophanthidin on baroreflex sensitivity in patients with acute myocardial infarction.

    abstract::We evaluated the effects of acetylstrophanthidin on baroreflex sensitivity in patients soon after an acute myocardial infarction. Baroreflex control of heart rate is frequently depressed after acute myocardial infarction and few data are available as to the effects of pharmacological intervention on this parameter. Th...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章


    authors: Bonaduce D,Petretta M,Morgano G,Bianchi V,Themistoclakis S,Rotondi F,Valva G,Carpinelli A

    更新日期:1993-08-01 00:00:00

  • A monounsaturated fatty acid (oleic acid) modulates electrical activity in atrial myocytes with calcium and sodium dysregulation.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Obesity and metabolic syndrome are important risk factors for atrial fibrillation. High plasma concentrations of monounsaturated fatty acids, including oleic acid (OLA), are frequently noted in obese individuals and patients with metabolic syndrome. However, it is not clear whether monounsaturated fatty acid...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lin YK,Chen YC,Kao YH,Tsai CF,Yeh YH,Huang JL,Cheng CC,Chen SA,Chen YJ

    更新日期:2014-09-01 00:00:00

  • An unusual cause of fatal pulmonary embolism.

    abstract::We report on a case of a fatal pulmonary embolism--an unexpected finding at autopsy of a 71-year-old man who had suffered from severe erosive gouty arthritis. Using morphological findings, medical history and histopathological results, we show the potentially devastating complications of this fairly common medical con...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 信件


    authors: De Giorgio F,Abbate A,Zoccai GB,Pascali VL,d'Aloja E,Capelli A,Arena V

    更新日期:2007-01-18 00:00:00

  • Effects of synthetic progestagens on autonomic tone, neurohormones and C-reactive protein levels in young healthy females in reproductive age.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Heart rate variability and baroreceptor sensitivity are measures of autonomic control. While progestagen-containing replacement therapy in postmenopausal women adversely affects autonomic balance, the impact of hormonal contraceptives with synthetic progestagens on autonomic activity, neurohormones and C-rea...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Schueller PO,Feuring M,Sharkova Y,Grimm W,Christ M

    更新日期:2006-07-28 00:00:00

  • The PARADIGM of ARNI's: Assessing reasons for non-implementation in heart failure.

    abstract::Several trials have targeted neutral endopeptidase to demonstrate benefits for patients with heart failure. In the PARADIGM-HF trial, a combination of sacubitril and valsartan was superior to enalapril in reducing the risk of death and of hospitalization for heart failure. In this editorial we apply the trial to heart...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 社论


    authors: Lainscak M,Coats AJ

    更新日期:2016-06-01 00:00:00

  • Acute heart failure: determinants of outcome.

    abstract::We prospectively studied 69 consecutive patients hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of acute left ventricular failure so as to assess the impact of vasodilators on incidence and morbidity of acute symptomatic left ventricular failure. The determinants of duration of hospitalization, in-hospital mortality and sympto...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mohan P,Hii JT,Wuttke RD,Esterman AJ,Hollington P,Horowitz JD

    更新日期:1991-09-01 00:00:00

  • Subclinical atherosclerosis in asymptomatic carriers of persistent antiphospholipid antibodies positivity: A cross-sectional study.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Whereas the relationship between subclinical atherosclerosis and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) has been widely investigated, little is known about subclinical atherosclerosis in asymptomatic carriers with isolated antiphospholipid antibodies positivity (APP). METHODS:Consecutive APP carriers, APS subjects...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Di Minno MND,Emmi G,Ambrosino P,Scalera A,Tufano A,Cafaro G,Peluso R,Bettiol A,Di Scala G,Silvestri E,Prisco D

    更新日期:2019-01-01 00:00:00

  • Stroke risk reduction with oral anticoagulation using CHA2DS2-VASc in a Japanese AF population: A modeling analysis.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Current clinical guidelines recommend that risk stratification for ischaemic stroke in patients with nonvalvular AF (NVAF) should be performed using the CHA2DS2-VASc score (Congestive heart failure, Hypertension, Age≥ 75years [double], Diabetes mellitus, previous thromboembolism [double], Vascular disease, A...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Senoo K,Lane DA,Lip GY

    更新日期:2015-02-15 00:00:00

  • Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1 is a long-term predictor of heart failure in survivors of a first acute myocardial infarction and population controls.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Only a few studies have investigated the prospective relationship between insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1 (IGFBP-1) and cardiovascular events and the results are conflicting. METHODS:In this prospective cohort study, we followed both cases, i.e. survivors of a first acute myocardial infarction ...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Janszky I,Hallqvist J,Ljung R,Hammar N

    更新日期:2010-01-07 00:00:00

  • Myocardial necrosis in both left and right ventricles detected by delayed-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging in a patient with isolated noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium.

    abstract::A 58-year-old man presented with left ventricular failure. Coronary angiography revealed normal coronary arteries and endomyocardial biopsy from the right ventricular apex was normal. Echocardiogram showed marked trabeculation and deep intertrabecular recesses most prominent in the left ventricular apex, anterior and ...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 信件


    authors: Matsumoto N,Sato Y,Kasama S,Matsuo S,Kunimasa T,Yoda S,Tani S,Kunimoto S,Saito S,Hirayama A

    更新日期:2009-04-17 00:00:00

  • Paleopathology of cardiovascular diseases in South American mummies.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Cardiovascular disease has emerged as the world's leading cause of death in the last century. An epidemiological focus of this disease that extends not only beyond the developed world but also far back into antiquity asks new questions about associated risk factors. Ancient mummies found in the Atacama deser...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 历史文章,杂志文章


    authors: Gabrovsky AN,O'Neill KD,Gerszten E

    更新日期:2016-11-15 00:00:00

  • Efficacy of exercise training in pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with congenital heart disease.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The objective of this prospective study was to assess the efficacy of exercise training as add-on to medical therapy in patients with congenital heart disease associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (CHD-APAH). METHODS:Patients with invasively confirmed CHD-APAH received in-hospital exercise training for...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Becker-Grünig T,Klose H,Ehlken N,Lichtblau M,Nagel C,Fischer C,Gorenflo M,Tiede H,Schranz D,Hager A,Kaemmerer H,Miera O,Ulrich S,Speich R,Uiker S,Grünig E

    更新日期:2013-09-20 00:00:00

  • Thiamine deficiency as a rare cause of reversible severe pulmonary hypertension.

    abstract::In developed countries, the incidence of cardiac beriberi is rare. It can lead to high output cardiac failure and pulmonary hypertension. We hereby report an atypical case of beriberi heart with reversible right heart failure and severe pulmonary hypertension. Thiamine deficiency can cause reversible pulmonary hyperte...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 信件


    authors: Park JH,Lee JH,Jeong JO,Seong IW,Choi SW

    更新日期:2007-09-14 00:00:00

  • Isomers (oleanolic and ursolic acids) differ in their protective effect against isoproterenol-induced myocardial ischemia in rats.

    abstract::The efficiency and safety of oleanolic acid (OA) and its isomer, ursolic acid (UA) in myocardial ischemia are poorly documented. This study appraised the efficacy of OA and UA in protecting the heart against oxidative damage induced by isoproterenol, since oxidative injury has been investigated as a potential initiato...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 信件


    authors: Senthil S,Chandramohan G,Pugalendi KV

    更新日期:2007-06-25 00:00:00

  • Utility of graded exercise tolerance tests for prediction of cardiovascular mortality in old age: The Rancho Bernardo Study.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Exercise electrocardiography in asymptomatic adults has been criticized because of relatively poor accuracy predicting future heart disease risk, but studies may have been too short. We investigated if integrated analysis of graded exercise tolerance tests (GXT) predicted long-term coronary heart disease (CH...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Shin SY,Park JI,Park SK,Barrett-Connor E

    更新日期:2015-02-15 00:00:00

  • Long-term follow-up of mitral valve regurgitation--importance of mitral valve pathology and left ventricular function on survival.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Timing of surgery for mitral regurgitation (MR) is one of the more difficult decisions for the practicing cardiologist. METHODS AND RESULTS:In order to determine useful clinical cut-offs, we investigated the influence of baseline echocardiographic predictors for survival in a long-time follow-up cohort. Dat...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lindmark K,Söderberg S,Teien D,Näslund U

    更新日期:2009-10-02 00:00:00

  • Residual risk of cardiovascular mortality in patients with coronary heart disease: the EUROASPIRE risk categories.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The EUROASPIRE I, II and III surveys revealed high prevalences of modifiable risk factors in the high priority group of coronary patients all over Europe. The potential to further reduce coronary heart disease (CHD) morbidity and mortality rates is still considerable. We report here on the relative risk of c...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: De Bacquer D,Dallongeville J,Kotseva K,Cooney MT,Pajak A,Deckers JW,Mayer O,Vanuzzo D,Lehto S,Fras Z,Östor E,Ambrosio GB,De Backer G,Wood D,Keil U,Sans S,Graham I,Pyörälä K

    更新日期:2013-09-30 00:00:00

  • Cardiac remodeling rather than disturbed myocardial energy metabolism is associated with cardiac dysfunction in diabetic rats.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Diabetes mellitus (DM) alters the energy substrate metabolism in the heart and the early sign of diabetic cardiomyopathy is the diastolic dysfunction. Although it is known that the extracellular matrix must be altered in the presence of diabetes, its local regulation has not been fully elucidated. Our aim wa...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bollano E,Omerovic E,Svensson H,Waagstein F,Fu M

    更新日期:2007-01-08 00:00:00

  • Long-term outcome and risk assessment in premature acute myocardial infarction: A 10-year follow-up study.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Premature acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a rare disease carrying significant morbidity and mortality. Existing data on outcome in these patients is based on retrospective analysis of angiographic reports or refer to time periods with incomparable treatment regimes, making them unusable for risk assessm...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Winter MP,Blessberger H,Alimohammadi A,Pavo N,Huber K,Wojta J,Lang IM,Wiesbauer F,Goliasch G

    更新日期:2017-08-01 00:00:00