Methodist Journal

IN THIS ISSUE

Adult Congenital Heart Update

Vol 15, Issue 2 (2019)


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ISSUE INTRO

The Growing Number of Adults Surviving with Congenital Heart Disease

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RECOGNITIONS

Drs. MacGillivray and Lin Take the Lead in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

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REVIEW ARTICLES See More

Advanced Cardiac Imaging for Complex Adult Congenital Heart Diseases

149 Fontan Conversions

Anomalous Aortic Origin of a Coronary Artery

Pulmonary Valve Replacement for Tetralogy of Fallot

Management of the Adult with Arterial Switch

Ebstein’s Anomaly

Heart Transplantation in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

Cholesterol: Can’t Live With It, Can’t Live Without It

CASE REPORTS See More

Simultaneous Transfemoral Mitral and Tricuspid Valve in Ring Implantation: First Case Report with Edwards Sapien 3 Valve

Uneventful Follow-Up 2 Years after Endovascular Treatment of a High Flow Iatrogenic Aortocaval Fistula Causing Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Heart Failure

Device-Related Thrombus: A Reason for Concern?

Retained Coronary Balloon Requiring Emergent Open Surgical Retrieval: An Uncommon Complication Requiring Individualized Management Strategies

MUSEUM OF HMH MULTIMODALITY IMAGING CENTER See More

Do I Look Fat in This? Multimodality Imaging Findings of a Cardiac Lipoma

CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES See More

POINTS TO REMEMBER

The Kidney in Congenital Cyanotic Heart Disease

EXCERPTA

Talking Statins with Antonio Gotto

POINTS TO REMEMBER

Lipids and Renal Disease

EXCERPTA

Addressing the Feedback Loop Between Depression, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease

EDITORIALS

Letter to the Editor in Response to “Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy in Diabetes Mellitus”

Vol 14, Issue 4 (2019)

Article Abstract

Mycobacterium Chimaera Mimicking Sarcoidosis


Article Citation:

Ganatra S, Sharma A, D’Agostino R, Gage T, Kinnunen P. Mycobacterium Chimaera Mimicking Sarcoidosis. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovasc J. 2018;14(4):301-2.

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Abstract

Mycobacterium chimaera (M. chimaera) is a slow-growing nontuberculous mycobacteria usually associated with pulmonary infection in immunocompromised patients. Attributed to a specific brand of contaminated heater-cooler units used during cardiac surgery, M. chimaera has become a global public health concern due to disseminated infection affecting immunocompetent hosts. Given its nonspecific presenting symptoms and indolent course of infection, M. chimaera can mimic and be misdiagnosed as sarcoidosis. Increased awareness among the medical community and at-risk population should be maintained to facilitate more rapid diagnosis and prevent inappropriate treatment of this potentially devastating condition.

Keywords
mycobacterium chimaera , sarcoidosis , cardiac surgery , heater-cooler units