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Jan 04, 2024Open    Access

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in Patients with Myasthenia Gravis, 2023

Naba Mahdi Sheikh Musa
Background: Myasthenia gravis associated with takotsubo cardiomyopathy (broken heart syndrome) is a rare condition but a life threatening. Broken heart syndrome is reversible apical ballooning like dilation of left ventricle related to stress. Method: This is a systematic review of previously reported cases of patients with myasthenia gravis developed takotsubo cardiomyopathy, worldwide 2003-2023, pubmed and google scholar, to analyze and find out the definitive treatment and ways of prevention ...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.11, 2024
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1110948


Nov 28, 2023Open    Access

Pattern of Risk Factors of Cardioembolic Stroke in Dhamar Governorate Yemen

Hadi Mujlli, Mohammed Ali Al Huthi, Daifallah Jaid, Ebraheem Huseen Al Haj, Ehsas Khaled Ahmed, Hamza Al-Barakani
Stroke is a leading cause of mortality and disability in Yemen and around the world. Cardio-embolism is responsible for nearly 30% of the origins of ischemic stroke. Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence cardio-embolic subtype. Material and Methods: The current study was done on 77 hospitalized patients who admitted as case of cardio-embolic ischemic stroke in Thamar governorate, Yemen. Cross-sectional study been conducted in Al_Wahada Teaching 2021 and available ca...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1110865


Nov 24, 2023Open    Access

Myocarditis in Under-Five Children with Community-Acquired Pneumonia Using Serum Cardiac Troponin-T and Electrocardiography

Samsudeen Alao, Chinyere Uzodimma, Adebiyi Olowu
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) kills more under-five (U-5) children in Sub-Saharan Africa than in any other part of the world. Co-existing myocarditis and congestive cardiac failure (CCF) in the setting of CAP could play a crucial role in determining the disease outcome. The aim of the study was to evaluate myocarditis in U-5 children with CAP in the emergency room setting using cardiac troponin-T (cTnT) and electrocardiography (ECG). A hospital based cross-sectional study involving 76 child...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1110894


Oct 16, 2023Open    Access

Ischemic Mitral Prolapse Unveiled by Ventricular Tachycardia

Hamza Kalkoul, Saleha Lehachi, Tahar Dellassi, Madjid Ait Ali, Mohamed Chettibi
While mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is generally regarded as a benign valvular heart condition, it can be associated with significant adverse outcomes, including sudden cardiac death (SCD) due to ventricular arrhythmias (VA). This article presents a clinical case illustrating a 65-year-old patient with MVP associated with characteristic echocardiographic signs, including mitral annular disjunction and the Pickelhaube sign. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirmed the presence of myocardial fibro...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1110739


Jun 20, 2023Open    Access

Khat Chewing Induce Transient Elevation of Blood Pressure: By Using 24-Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring, in Yemen Republic

Dhaifullah Jayed, Mohamed Ali Al-Huthi, Aziz Al-Zandani, Salah Al-Shuki, Mohamed Al-Dholae, Mohamed Kasem Salah
Background: Khat or Catha edulis is an indigenous plant in Yemen, Ethiopia and East Africa, which has sympathomimetic and euphoriant effects. It is chewed habitually by people for its pleasurable effect and it produces stimulant amphetamine-like effects. Aims: The main aim is to study the effects of khat chewing on blood pressure and heart rate by using ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM). Methods: This was a cross-sectional, observational study in a group of 255 individuals aged 18 - 70...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1110225


May 25, 2023Open    Access

Prevalence and Risk Factors of Dilated Cardiomyopathy among Yemeni Patients with Heart Failure

Mohammed Ali Al-Huthi, Dhaifullah Jayed, Salah Alshwki, Hadi Mujlli, Mohammed Al-Dholae, Abdulsalam Almkdad
Background: Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a heart muscle disease of an undefined cause that commonly presents as congestive cardiac failure. The etiology of weakness of the heart muscle is often unknown, but many causal factors had been identified. Aim: This study aims to estimate the prevalence of DCM in heart failure patients in Dhamar Governorate, Yemen, and identify the risk factors associated with DCM among heart failure patients in Dhamar Governorate. Method: A prospective hos...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1109459


Apr 28, 2023Open    Access

Respiratory Distress Revealing Takayasu’s Disease: Case Report

Kaouthar Zerouati, Maria Rkain, Abdeladim Babakhoya
Takayasu’s arteritis is a chronic inflammatory, autoimmune, granulomatous disease of the aorta and its major branches, at their origin, resulting in dilatation, occlusion, stenosis and/or aneurysm formation of these arteries. The disease usually begins in adulthood but pediatric involvement is very rare and the diagnosis is late. We report the case of a 13-year-old child admitted for respiratory distress, whose detailed clinical examination and CT angiography confirmed the diagnosis.
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1110019


Apr 28, 2023Open    Access

Prevalence of Heart Failure among Young Patients in Al-Wahdah Teaching Hospital, Dhamar City, Yemen

Mohammed Ali Al-Huthi, Dhaifullah Jayed, Mohammed Qasim Salah
Background: Heart failure is the inability of the heart to maintain adequate cardiac output to meet the demands of the body, it’s the end stage of all diseases that affect the heart and it is a major health problem in our society. It measures major challenges in its diagnosis and management. Aim: This study aimed at the registry of heart failure in young patients at AL-Wahdah Hospital, Dhamar Governorate, Yemen with its prevalence, major risk factors that can precipitate this condition, and the ...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1109787


Apr 20, 2023Open    Access

Melioidosis a Rare Cause of Infective Endocarditis: A Case Report

Chun Kiat Ng, Anuradha P. Radhakrishnan
Burkholderia pseudomallei is an unusual causative organism of infective endocarditis. We present a case of Melioidosis mitral valve endocarditis with dissemination to the liver and kidney in a young woman with underlying SLE with lupus nephritis. Despite the delay in reaching a diagnosis, the patient was successfully treated with intravenous Ceftazidime and oral trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and was discharged well. The identification of the specific aetiologic organism is important for t...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1110004


Mar 30, 2023Open    Access

Concomitant Acute Coronary Syndrome and Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Particular Association and a Therapeutic Dilemma

Junior Rocyr Ibara-Onguema, Khaoula Bourzeg, Franck Bienvenu Ekoba Othende, Mohammed El Jamili, Saloua El Karimi, Mustapha El Hattaoui
Cardiocerebral infarction (CCI), defined as the concomitant occurrence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and acute ischaemic stroke (AIS), has been rarely reported in the literature. The aim of this manuscript is to describe the challenges in the treatment of CCI and to highlight the different approaches in the management of this entity. We report the case of two young women admitted to our cardiology department with acute coronary syndrome concomitant with stroke at different times and whose...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1109877


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