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A LARGE LEFT VENTRICLE THROMBUS WITH VASCULAR SEQUELAE: A CASE REPORT

Case Presentation: A 50 year-old man presented with left sided weakness. His history was notable for type 2 diabetes mellitus, peripheral arterial disease, and prior unprovoked deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of his right femoral vein [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:40:25+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on A LARGE LEFT VENTRICLE THROMBUS WITH VASCULAR SEQUELAE: A CASE REPORT

A RARE FORM OF CARDIOMYOPATHY: LEFT VENTRICULAR NON-COMPACTION MANIFESTING AS NEWLY DIAGNOSED CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE

Case Presentation: A 60-year-old African American man with diabetes presented with progressive dyspnea on exertion and swelling of lower extremities for 3 months. He reported a decline in his previously unlimited exercise tolerance to 1 [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:49:30+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Finalist Poster, Finalist Posters, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on A RARE FORM OF CARDIOMYOPATHY: LEFT VENTRICULAR NON-COMPACTION MANIFESTING AS NEWLY DIAGNOSED CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE

ACUTE PNEUMOPERICARDIUM AFTER AN UNEVENTFUL DUAL PACEMAKER INSERTION

Pneumopericardium is a medical condition in which air is present within the pericardial space.  This condition has been recognized most commonly in preterm neonates. In adults, pneumopericardium may occur spontaneously or in conjunction with hemopericardium [...]

By | 2017-04-20T16:29:42+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on ACUTE PNEUMOPERICARDIUM AFTER AN UNEVENTFUL DUAL PACEMAKER INSERTION

APICAL HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY – A RARE AND BENIGN VARIANT OF HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY

Case Presentation:   An 87-year-old female presented to the emergency department (ED) complaining of chest PAIN (CP).  Her PMH includes hypothyroidism and rosacea. While shopping, patient developed sudden onset crushing central CP that prevented her [...]

By | 2017-04-20T16:02:03+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on APICAL HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY – A RARE AND BENIGN VARIANT OF HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY

Constrictive Pericarditis: A Rare Cause of Potentially Reversible Heart Failure

Case Presentation: A 39 year old male with a history of congenital bicuspid aortic valve and ascending aortic aneurysm repair (1 year prior) presented with recurrent bilateral lower extremity edema (LEE). He first presented with [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Adult, Clinical Vignettes Abstracts|Comments Off on Constrictive Pericarditis: A Rare Cause of Potentially Reversible Heart Failure

DRESSLER SYNDROME: A EMERGING COMPLICATION OF ABLATIVE THERAPY FOR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION.

Case Presentation: A 53 year old female originally underwent an ablation for atrial fibrillation with post procedure course pericardial effusion requiring drain placement for 3 days. Patient recovered from original effusion and was sent home [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:02:20+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on DRESSLER SYNDROME: A EMERGING COMPLICATION OF ABLATIVE THERAPY FOR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION.

EVASIVE YET RAPIDLY PROGRESSIVE KILLER: CARDIAC ANGIOSARCOMA

Case Presentation: A 46-year-old male without significant past medical history presented with progressive dyspnea, syncope, and epigastric pain. An electrocardiogram displayed sinus tachycardia without signs of ischemia. A chest radiograph demonstrated a widened mediastinum. A [...]

By | 2017-04-20T16:15:40+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on EVASIVE YET RAPIDLY PROGRESSIVE KILLER: CARDIAC ANGIOSARCOMA

HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART? RIGHT CORONARY ECTASIA PRESENTING AS INFERIOR WALL MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

Case Presentation: Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is the diffuse dilatation of the coronary artery with a diameter of 1.5 times the adjacent normal coronary artery. It is an uncommon and mostly incidental finding in 0.3%-6% [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:45:04+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART? RIGHT CORONARY ECTASIA PRESENTING AS INFERIOR WALL MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

IMPACT OF CARDIOLOGIST CONSULTATION ON READMISSIONS FOR GENERAL MEDICINE PATIENTS WITH SECONDARY DIAGNOSIS OF HEART FAILURE

Background: Involvement of a cardiologist in the care of hospitalized patients with a primary diagnosis of heart failure (HF) has been shown to improve outcomes and may affect their readmission rates. However, less is known [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:19:23+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on IMPACT OF CARDIOLOGIST CONSULTATION ON READMISSIONS FOR GENERAL MEDICINE PATIENTS WITH SECONDARY DIAGNOSIS OF HEART FAILURE

Keep Room for Rheum: Avoid Premature Closure in Cardiac Sarcoidosis

Case Presentation: A 59-year-old man with a history of type II diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia presented with progressive dyspnea on exertion for four weeks. On exam, the patient was tachycardic with an elevated jugular venous [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:58:22+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on Keep Room for Rheum: Avoid Premature Closure in Cardiac Sarcoidosis

STEMI IN A YOUNG MALE AFTER USE OF SYNEPHRINE CONTAINING DIETARY SUPPLEMENT

Case Presentation: A twenty-two-year-old male with no significant past medical history who presented with chest pain and found to have ST-segment elevation in leads II, III, aVF and V4-V6 leads. On subsequent EKG’s, patient had [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:08:59+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on STEMI IN A YOUNG MALE AFTER USE OF SYNEPHRINE CONTAINING DIETARY SUPPLEMENT

THE KEY TO THE HEART IS THROUGH THE…KIDNEY? HEART FAILURE AS A PRESENTING MANIFESTATION OF GRANULOMATOSIS WITH POLYANGIITIS

Case Presentation: A 69 year-old man with no known prior medical history presented with one month of dyspnea on exertion associated with abdominal, scrotal, and bilateral leg swelling. He reported orthopnea, a dry cough, and [...]

By | 2017-04-20T15:50:51+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on THE KEY TO THE HEART IS THROUGH THE…KIDNEY? HEART FAILURE AS A PRESENTING MANIFESTATION OF GRANULOMATOSIS WITH POLYANGIITIS

TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT ON THE RISE: TRENDS AND OUTCOMES NATIONALLY

Background: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is an increasingly common procedure. While it is currently recommended for patients with severe aortic stenosis with high or intermediate surgical risk, it is currently being studied in lower [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:20:35+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT ON THE RISE: TRENDS AND OUTCOMES NATIONALLY