Texas Heart Institute Journal: Volume 47, Issue 3

We are excited to share a new issue of the Texas Heart Institute Journal, now available online.

The Texas Heart Institute Journal is a peer-reviewed journal published bimonthly by the Texas Heart Institute as part of its medical education program. The purpose of the Journal is to educate, with emphasis on the dissemination of information to physicians in practice. For more information, visit the THI Journal pages on our website.

Our medical and scientific experts bring a wealth of knowledge and experience that make the THI Journal possible. Members of this group deserve our continuing gratitude and recognition.

Volume 47, Issue 3 of the Journal features the following articles:



In Memoriam: Lionel H. Opie, MD (1933–2020)
Heinrich Taegtmeyer, MD, DPhil


Peabody’s Corner

Our Duty of Care in Pandemic Times
Perryn Ng, MBBS, MRCP


Clinical Investigation

Left Ventricular Noncompaction Detected by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Screening: A Reexamination of Diagnostic Criteria
Anthony H. Masso, PhD; Carlo Uribe, MD; James T. Willerson, MD; Benjamin Y. Cheong, MD; Barry R. Davis, MD, PhD


Surgical Endoepicardial Linear Ablation for Ventricular Tachycardia With Postinfarction Left Ventricular Aneurysm
Changcheng Liu, MDZhaoping Su, MDLiangshan Wang, MDBo Li, MDJin Wang, MDYang Yu, MD, PhDChengxiong Gu, MD



Mechanical Circulatory Support to Treat Pulmonary Embolism: Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Right Ventricular Assist Devices
Aneil Bhalla, MDRobert Attaran, MBChB, FACC



Optimizing P2 Neochordal Length and Stability in Mitral Valve Repair With Use of a Polypropylene Loop
Anil Ozen, MDErtekin Utku Unal, MDHamdi Mehmet Ozbek, MDGorkem Yigit, MDHakki Zafer Iscan, MD


Case Reports

Cardiac Involvement by Burkitt Lymphoma in a 49-Year-Old Man
Kainat Khalid, MDNadeen Faza, MDNasser M. Lakkis, MDRashed Tabbaa, MD


Dislodged Coronary Artery Stent Retrieved With an Endovascular Snare
Jonathan Senior, MBChB, MRCPMarina Roelas Guillamo, LMSAngie Ghattas, MBChB, MRCPLuke Tapp, MBBS, MRCP


Use of Large Balloon Catheter to Treat Infants With Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
Yuji Ohnishi, MDSeigo Okada, MD, PhDTakashi Furuta, MD, PhDYasuo Suzuki, MD, PhDYuki Iwaya, MDShunji Hasegawa, MD, PhDJun Muneuchi, MD, PhD


High-Grade Atrioventricular Block Associated With Acute Influenza
Kevin Ergle, MDJanelle Y. Gooden, MDMustafa M. Ahmed, MD


Rapid, Fatal Acute Right Ventricular Failure After Locoregional Cytokine Therapy for Uveal Melanoma Liver Metastases
Rajiv A. Kabadi, MD, MSMital Shah, MDGregary D. Marhefka, MDGautam George, MDBharat Awsare, MDMizue Terai, PhDTakami Sato, MD, PhD


Altered Mental Status and Hyponatremia After 20 Hours of Amiodarone Therapy
Andrea Qi, ScBJohn C. Moscona, MDJustin Reed, MDThierry H. Le Jemtel, MD


Posttraumatic Subacute Effusive-Constrictive Pericarditis After a Motor Vehicle AccidentMelroy S. D’Souza, MDKaitlin Shinn, BAAnup D. Patel, MD



Improper Atrial Pacing: Differential Diagnosis
Sanket Borgaonkar, MDMark Pollet, MDYochai Birnbaum, MD, FACC


Images In Cardiovascular Medicine

Incidental Cannulation of Left Ventricular Thebesian Vein
Kalyan Chakravarthy Potu, MDJay N. Patel, MDMajd Ibrahim, MDSujitha Sree Ketineni, MBBSSudhir Mungee, MD


Intra-Aortic Migration of a Clipped Epicardial Pacing Wire
Omar Ray Kahaly, MDDilesh Patel, MDRalph S. Augostini, MD, FACCGregory D. Rushing, MDMahmoud M. Houmsse, MD



Handling Egregious Plagiarism
Beuy Joob, PhDViroj Wiwanitkit, MD

About the Texas Heart Institute Journal

The Texas Heart Institute Journal is published by Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas (ISSN 1526-6702). The Journal was printed under the name of Cardiovascular Diseases from 1974 through 1981 (ISSN 0093-3546). The name was changed to Texas Heart Institute Journal in 1982, and the Journal was printed through 2013 (ISSN 0730-2347). It is indexed by Index Medicus/MEDLINE and by other indexing and abstracting services worldwide.

The statements and opinions expressed in the Texas Heart Institute Journal are those of their authors and are not necessarily those of the Texas Heart Institute Journal, the Texas Heart Institute, the Texas Heart Institute Foundation, or affiliated institutions.