The journal Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (CVIA) has just published the second issue of Volume 6. This issue brings together important research from authors in Egypt, Canada and China, including an important paper on the clinical significance of angiographically detectable neovascularity in patients with cardiac myxoma.
Myxomas are the most common primary cardiac tumors. Angiographically detectable neovascularity (ADN) of myxoma is increasingly being reported as a result of the use of coronary angiography (CAG) to detect coronary artery disease. However, the clinical significance of these findings is not fully understood.. In a study, ADN was found in 25 patients (42.4%). The arteries feeding the ADN included the right coronary artery (n=15), the left circumflex coronary artery (n=7), and both arteries (n=3). The patients with ADN had a higher proportion of eosinophils (3.2% vs. 2.2%, P=0.03) and higher low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level (2.7 mmol/L vs. 2.2 mmol/L, P=0.02). Myxoma pedicles were more likely to be located in the interatrial septum in patients with ADN (96% vs. 73.5%, P=0.02). No significant correlation was observed between the groups in clinical manifestations, atrial arrhythmia, myxoma size, cardiac chamber size, left ventricular ejection fraction, and the prevalence of complication with coronary artery disease [16% in the ADN group (n=4) vs. 20.6% in the non-ADN group (n=7), P=0.66]. However, patients with ADN tended to have a lower incidence of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events on long-term follow-up (0% vs. 14.7%, P=0.07). CAG-detected ADN in patients with cardiac myxoma is associated with a borderline lower rate of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events.
Papers in the issue are as follows.
Barriers to the Implementation of Primary PCI in the Management of STEMI in Egypt (https://tinyurl.com/ycknnv98)
Authors: Sameh Shaheen, Ayman Helal, Islam Anan
Authors: Jun-Qing Gao, Hong Zhang, Ling-Yan Li, Xu Wang, Jian Ye, Zong-Jun Liu
Main Renal Artery plus Branch Ablation in the Treatment of Resistant Hypertension with Renal Denervation (https://tinyurl.com/bdac4rrw)
Authors: Tian-Jiao Lyu, Ling-Yan Li, Xu Wang, Jian Ye, Jun-Qing Gao and Zong-Jun Liu
Clinical Significance of Angiographically Detectable Neovascularity in Patients with Cardiac Myxomas (https://tinyurl.com/yrx46e7j)
Authors: Xiaofan Peng, Yichao Xiao, Yanan Guo, Zhaowei Zhu, Liyan Liao, Xiaobo Liao, Xinqun Hu, Zhenfei Fang, Xuping Li, Shenghua Zhou
A case report of radiofrequency ablation of typical atrial flutter combined with atrial tachycardia (https://tinyurl.com/j7rkehp6)
Authors: Chen Chun-hui, Ning Li-ye
ST segment depression in I and aVL: artefactual or pathophysiological findings? (https://tinyurl.com/2p8sm3vm)
Authors: Sharen Lee, Gary Tse, Xin Wang, Adrian Baranchuk, Tong Liu
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