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Cerebrovascular events occur frequently in patients who succumb to cancer, and nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis (NBTE) is a frequent postmortem finding in these patients. Despite the excellent diagnostic accuracy of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) for cardiac sources of cerebral embolism, however, the prevalence of NBTE and other cardioembolic(More)
Since the first clinical implantation in 2002, transcatheter aortic valve implantation or transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has become an established therapy in the treatment of symptomatic severe aortic stenosis in patients deemed too high risk for surgical aortic valve replacement. With over 50,000 implants performed in more than 40 countries,(More)
T cells are attractive for delivering therapy to brain tumor, especially disseminated micro-tumor. However, to trigger effector function, tumor antigen must be re-presented to T cells, via major histocompatibility complex (MHC) proteins, at the tumor site. In normal brain, MHC+ antigen-presenting cells (APC) are rare, but abundant after gamma interferon(More)
Pulmonary embolism is a major cause of mortality. Acute pulmonary embolism also encompasses a wide clinical spectrum of severity, ranging from asymptomatic silent disease to hemodynamic instability and shock. Echocardiography is a useful modality to improve treatment strategies for pulmonary embolus. Echocardiography plays a role in risk stratification at(More)
Interest in evaluation of the right ventricle (RV) has increased recently. With the growth of new echocardiographic techniques and technology, there has been a corresponding increase in the ability to evaluate the RV, both qualitatively and quantitatively. Older echocardiographic techniques, such as right ventricular fractional area of change, tricuspid(More)
Cardiac manifestations are recognized complications of subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurogenic stress cardiomyopathy is one complication that is seen in acute subarachnoid hemorrhage. It can present as transient diffuse left ventricular dysfunction or as transient regional wall motion abnormalities. It occurs more frequently with neurologically severe-grade(More)
AIMS Pacemaker lead-associated severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR) can lead to right heart failure and poor prognosis. Surgery in these patients carries significant morbidities. We describe a successful treatment of symptomatic severe TR by leadless pacemaker implantation followed by tricuspid valve (TV) repair with the MitraClip NT. METHODS AND RESULTS A(More)