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Dr. Ankur Lodha Md

443 Heymann Blvd Ste B
Lafayette LA 70503
337 898-8429
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Troponins in Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy. - Heart, lung & circulation
Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy was first described in Japan in 1990. The clinical presentation of Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is similar to an acute myocardial infarction with patients having chest pain, ST segment elevations on EKG and elevated cardiac biomarkers. In TCM, however, the elevation in cardiac enzymes is usually mild. We report a case of TCM where the patient had Troponin I elevation up to 42.3 ng/ml. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case in which such high troponins have been reported in a patient with Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy.Copyright © 2012 Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS) and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ). Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Platypnea-Orthodeoxia syndrome after repair of a paraesophageal hernia. - BMJ case reports
The Platypnea-Orthodeoxia syndrome is characterised by dyspnoea and deoxygenation accompanying a change from the recumbent to the upright position. An 81-year-old woman had an elective paraesophageal hernia repair. She developed dyspnoea and hypoxemia post-operatively that was worse when upright. An agitated saline echocardiogram revealed a right-to-left shunt through a patent foramen ovale that increased when the patient was upright. Over 3 weeks the patients' shunt, dyspnoea and hypoxemia improved and she was discharged home.
Complete heart block in takotsubo cardiomyopathy. - Heart & lung : the journal of critical care
Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy is a relatively recently recognized clinical entity, which presents similar to an acute myocardial infarction but there is no evidence of obstructive coronary artery disease on cardiac catheterization. It mostly affects postmenopausal women and an episode of acute illness or stress can often be identified preceding the presentation. Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) usually has a favorable outcome and an excellent prognosis but, in rare instances, it can be associated with life threatening complications. We report a unique case of TCM where the patient presented with a transient complete heart block.Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Unusual endocarditis: "rare bug, rare site". - The American journal of the medical sciences
A 27-year-old man was diagnosed with infective endocarditis due to Streptococcus agalactiae. Large vegetations were seen on the anterior mitral valve leaflet and also on the right ventricular side of a membranous ventricular septal defect. Streptococcus agalactiae is a rare cause of endocarditis, and it is very rare to find large vegetations around ventricular septal defect. The authors present this interesting case of unusual endocarditis with vegetations in both the right and left heart. This case is the first reported case of infective endocarditis involving the left and the right sides of the heart at the same time in a nonintravenous drug user.
Cor triatriatum dextro iatrogenica: an unusual complication of atrial septal defect closure device. - Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)
We present a case of a rare complication of atrial septal defect (ASD) device closure causing cor triatriatum dextro iatrogenica. A 29-year-old female presented with sudden onset dysarthria and ataxia and was found to have basilar and thalamic infarcts. Further evaluation using transthoracic echocardiography revealed an ASD which was repaired using the Gore HELEX septal occluder. Transesophageal echocardiography done after 2 months of ASD closure revealed an interesting finding termed cor triatriatum dextro iatrogenica. We briefly describe the case and discuss the relevant literature.© 2011, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Bacterial pericarditis caused by infected trichilemmal cyst. - Journal of infection and chemotherapy : official journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
Bacterial pericarditis is a well-known although rare complication of Staphylococcus aureus infection in modern practice. We present a rare case of Staphylococcus pericarditis caused by an infected trichilemmal cyst present on patient's scalp. Our case emphasizes that all cases of bacterial pericarditis should be thoroughly investigated for a source of infection. Constrictive changes can be seen in the pericardium postinfection, as in our patient, and should be treated aggressively. To our knowledge, a case of an infected cyst causing bacterial pericarditis has never been reported previously in the literature.
Hypereosinophilic syndrome presenting with biventricular cardiac thrombi. - Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)
Hypereosinophilic syndrome is a rare condition characterized by idiopathic eosinophilia with organ system involvement. Cardiac involvement portends a less favorable prognosis as it can be complicated by development of heart failure, valvular dysfunction, and restrictive cardiomyopathy. We present a rare case of hypereosinophilic syndrome with FIP1L1/PDGFRA fusion in a 50-year-old male associated with thrombus in left and right ventricle.
Rare association of immunoglobulin A nephropathy and lymphedema-distichiasis syndrome. - The American journal of the medical sciences
Immunoglobulin A nephropathy is the most common primary glomerulonephritis worldwide. The pathogenesis is still unknown and newer treatments are being researched. Rarely, it can be associated with other disorders. Its association with hereditary lymphedema has been reported on one occasion but never with lymphedema-distichiasis syndrome. We report a patient with hereditary lymphedema-distichiasis syndrome and immunoglobulin A nephropathy occurring simultaneously.
Thyrotoxicosis causing arterial and venous thrombosis. - The American journal of the medical sciences
We present an interesting case of a patient with thyrotoxicosis who developed both arterial and venous thrombosis. Although there have been reports of thrombosis in such patients, there has been no case reporting arterial and venous thrombosis in the same patient. We describe the case and discuss the medical literature. We feel that any patient with unexplained hypercoagulability should be thoroughly evaluated for thyroid dysfunction.
Celiac disease associated with dilated cardiomyopathy. - Southern medical journal
Celiac disease is an intestinal disorder caused by an immunologic response to gluten, which results in diffuse damage to the proximal small intestinal mucosa with malabsorption of nutrients. An association between celiac disease and nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy has been noted. Cardiomyopathy has been shown to improve in some patients on a gluten-free diet. We report a case of progressively worsening dilated cardiomyopathy in a patient with documented celiac disease.

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