Texas Heart Institute Journal: Volume 48, Issue 4

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 and also as a continuous publication (NEW in 2021!). 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 48 Issue 4 of the Journal features the following articles:


Papillary Muscle Rupture After Acute Inferior Myocardial Infarction
Narayana Sarma V. Singam, MD; Shahab Ghafghazi, MD, MRCP (UK)

Isolated Coronary Artery Aneurysm in a 12-Year-Old Boy With Marfan Syndrome
Cherry Liu, MD; Monica S. Epelman, MD; Irina Ten, MD; Tomislav Ivsic, MD

Pneumopericardium Develops After Pacemaker Implantation
Ramil Goel, MD; David E. Winchester, MD; Christopher Austin, MD; Edward D. Staples, MD



Ultrafast Computation of Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction by Using Temporal Intensity Variation in Cine Cardiac Magnetic Resonance
Amol S. Pednekar, PhD; Benjamin Y.C. Cheong, MD; Raja Muthupillai, PhD



Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Support in Patients with Ischemic Versus Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy
Brendan P. Chou, BS; Andre Critsinelis, MD; Harveen K. Lamba, MD; Gregory Long, BS; Andrew B. Civitello, MD; Reynolds M. Delgado, MD; Subhasis Chatterjee, MD

“Simple” Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement With Conscious Sedation: Safety and Effectiveness in Real-World Practice
Alexander Postalian, MD; Neil E. Strickman, MD; Briana T. Costello, MD; Kathryn G. Dougherty, CRTT; Zvonimir Krajcer, MD


FOCUS ON ECGs: Case #26

Cardiac Arrest in the Presence of Alcohol Abuse, Hypokalemia, and Possible Brugada Syndrome
Akhil Mogalapalli, MD; Sundeep Kumar, MD; Aliraza Ghani, MD; Philip L. Mar, MD, PharmD



Cheyne-Stokes Respiration in a 17-Year-Old Boy Awaiting Heart Transplantation
Nooralam A. Rai, MD; Aliva De, MD; Carin Lamm, MD

Hypothermic Fibrillatory Arrest During Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in a Man With Calcified Aorta and Ventricular Fibrillation
Nathan Airhart, MD; Marineh Bojalian, MD; Johanna Schwarzenberger, MD

Avoidance of ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Treatment for >1 Week Due to COVID-19 Fears
Rahul V. Annabathula, MD; Gregory J. Sinner, MD; Talal S. Alnabelsi, MD; Rachel P. Goodwin, DO; Vincent L. Sorrell, MD



Inherited Arrhythmia Syndromes
Jitae A. Kim, MD; Mihail G. Chelu, MD, PhD

Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes
Darren C. Tsang, MD, MPH; Mark S. Link, MD

Cardiac Arrhythmias During Pregnancy
Payam Safavi-Naeini, MD; Naseem Zarah Sorurbakhsh, DO; Mehdi Razavi, MD

Medical and Device Therapy for Stroke Prevention in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation
Sophia Huang, BA; Payam Safavi-Naeini, MD; Abdi Rasekh, MD

The Ali Massumi Cardiac Arrhythmia Symposium: CME Information


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.