Rodrigo de Paiva Bezerra, Maramélia Araújo de Miranda Alves, Adriana Bastos Conforto, Daniela Laranja Gomes Rodrigues, Gisele Sampaio Silva September 4, 2017

Cardioembolism is considered a major pathophysiological mechanism in patients with ischemic stroke (IS) and Chagas disease (CD). However, a previous study reported that other stroke subtypes are present in more than 40% of CD patients according to the TOAST classification. Therefore, the aim of our study was to evaluate the etiologic classification of stroke in patients with CD using the Causative Classification System (CCS), the ASCOD, and the TOAST classifications in a prospective cohort of patients.… Read More...

Arturo Orea-Tejeda, Katya Bozada-Gutiérrez, Juan Pineda-Juárez, Dulce González-Islas, Brenda Santellano-Juárez, Candace Keirns-Davies, Viridiana Peláez-Hernández, Rafael Hernández-Zenteno, Rocio Sánchez-Santillán, Carlos Cintora-Martínez September 4, 2017

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory condition characterized by complex lesions of the lungs and other organs as well as a progressive obstruction of the airway. In COPD patients, heart failure (HF) is associated with worse conditions such as inflammation, arterial stiffness, and increased risk mortality.… Read More...

Adam D. Roche, Blathnaid Murphy, Niamh Adams, Richard Sheahan, Paul Brennan, Seamus Looby September 4, 2017

Coarctation of the aorta is a condition that typically presents in childhood as a congenital malformation. This report describes a case of acute right middle cerebral artery ischemic stroke, which occurred in a patient with aortic coarctation that remained undiagnosed until her eighth decade.… Read More...

Yuichiro Shirota, Takahiro Nakayama, Mizuki Kitamura, Ichiro Imafuku September 4, 2017

Cerebral gas embolism (CGE) from the thoracic cavity is commonly associated with invasive procedures, and cases of spontaneous CGE are rare. A 78-year-old man presented with severe spontaneous CGE associated with combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE). To the best of our knowledge, the comorbidity of CGE in a CPFE patient has not been documented until now.… Read More...

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