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15 Possible Causes for Increased Area of Cardiac Dullness, Non Specific ST-T Changes, Sudden Death

  • Cardiomyopathy

    A thorough family history of juvenile sudden death, ventricular arrhythmias and ICD implants should always be sought.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] METHODS: Two cases of sudden cardiac death owing to ARVC were reported.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Sudden Death Risk A major impetus in HCM has been the identification of those patients at increased risk for sudden death.[doi.org]

  • Suppurative Pericarditis

    Patients with large pericardial effusions have an area of increased dullness at the base of the heart in addition to generalized enlargement of the area of cardiac dullness[tele.med.ru] In sudden cardiac death the focus is on heart function. This means that actual death and sudden cardiac death is not, by definition, the same thing.[ceufast.com] ST-T changes in association with pericardial effusion Renal failure associated with severe kidney infection Autoimmune disease Medication When You Suffer Pericarditis During[pericarditispain.info]

  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy

    The patient presented with sudden arrhythmic death and survived with permanent anoxic brain injury.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Electrocardiogram revealed sinus tachycardia and non-specific ST-T changes in the lateral leads.[doi.org] In the family, there was a strong family history of DCM and sudden cardiac death in four generations.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Primary Cardiomyopathy

    death, Cardiomegaly Functional AV valve regurgitation S3 and/or S4 Exertional dyspnea, angina, syncope, sudden death Systolic murmur mitral regurgitation murmur, S4 Bifid[msdmanuals.com] Clinically overt hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most common cause of sudden unexpected death in childhood.[patient.info] B 5, 14 An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator should be placed in patients with cardiomyopathy who are at risk of sudden death.[aafp.org]

  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy

    KEYWORDS: Cardiac magnetic resonance; Non-ischemic cardiomyopathy; Sudden cardiac death[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Beta-blockers may avert sudden death in heart failure.[symptoma.com] A randomized study of the prevention of sudden death in patients with coronary artery disease.[nejm.org]

  • Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy

    The frequency of alcoholic cardiomyopathy among victims of sudden death suggests that alcoholic cardiomyopathy is a risk factor for sudden cardiac death.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Abstract The morphologic features of alcoholic cardiomyopathy in human sudden death compared with those of experimental alcoholic cardiomyopathy (6 weeks of alcohol administration[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Abstract Seven hundred fifty-two cases of instantaneous sudden cardiac death were studied.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pericardial Effusion

    Considerable amounts of pericardial fluid may muffle heart sounds, increase the area of cardiac dullness, and change the size and shape of the cardiac silhouette.[merckmanuals.com] Presenting symptoms include heart failure, arrhythmias, sudden death, cyanosis and chest pain.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] death during the neonatal period.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

    Sudden deaths during the course of PPCM are reported to be elevated, the underlying mechanisms remains unknown.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Aggressive use of implantable defibrillators has significantly reduced the risk of sudden death in these patients.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] KEYWORDS: Peripartum cardiomyopathy; Sudden cardiac death; Ventricular tachyarrhythmia; Wearable cardioverter/defibrillator[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Toxic Myocarditis

    Kussmaul's sign A paradoxical increase in venous distention and pressure during inspiration. Finding associated with cardiac tamponade.[atsu.edu] Although sudden unexpected death in children and young people has been scarcely studied, a significant proportion (16%) of all sudden deaths and a considerable percentage[synapse.koreamed.org] The most common abnormality seen in myocarditis is sinus tachycardia with non-specific ST segment and T wave changes.[lifeinthefastlane.com]

  • Cardiac Tamponade

    We report sudden death in a patient diagnosed with AAAD and in whom critical care ultrasound highly indicated hemorrhagic cardiac tamponade.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] EKG 1,4 low voltage QRS, tachycardia, electrical alternans, PR depression, non-specific ST-T wave changes CXR 1,4 increased cardiac silhouette as compared to previous (most[emdocs.net] Clinical presentation ranges from chest pain alone to ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction, ventricular fibrillation, and sudden death.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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