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Journal of Heart Valve Disease

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762937/endoaneurysmorrhaphy-for-a-giant-inferobasal-left-ventricular-aneurysm-restoring-mitral-function
#1
Bedri Ramadani, Paulus Schurr, Stefan Möhlenkamp, Artur Lichtenberg
Over the years, the surgery of ventricular postinfarction aneurysm has evolved from linear resection to endoaneurysmorrhaphy using a patch. Technically, several aims that include the restoration of ventricular shape and function, exclusion of dead space, minimization of the risk of thrombus formation and restoration of valve function are pursued. Herein is reported the case of a 58-year-old male with a giant inferobasal aneurysm involving the mitral valve apparatus who underwent successful endoaneurysmorrhaphy...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762936/bentall%C3%A2-s-procedure-in-pediatric-mixed-connective-tissue-disease-syndrome-management-of-pediatric-aortic-aneurysm-a-brief-review
#2
Krithika Ramaprabhu, Om Prakash, Noveen Davidson, Sanjay Bhalero, Satish Radhakrishnan, Robert Coelho
Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) syndrome in children may lead to large aortic aneurysms, which in turn pose a difficult surgical problem. Valve-sparing root replacement is not always a viable option as the disease process invariably affects the aortic valve leaflets. Among pediatric patients, the Ross procedure is contraindicated on account of weakness of the pulmonary root, while Bentall surgery is the 'gold standard' treatment of aortic aneurysm, with reproducible and excellent long-term results. The case is presented of a three-year-old girl with a large thoracic aortic aneurysm in whom Bentall's surgery was performed, with a good result...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762935/septic-shock-meningoencephalitis-and-multiple-pulmonary-emboli-case-report-of-an-uncommon-clinical-presentation-of-ventricular-septal-defect-acute-infective-endocarditis
#3
Laura Varela Barca, Jose López-Menéndez, Ana Redondo Palacios, Jorge Rodríguez-Roda Stuart
The case is reported of a 55 year-old woman, with a previously known congenital septal defect, who was admitted to the emergency department with a diagnosis of meningoencephalitis, septic shock, and rapid clinical deterioration. Echocardiography revealed a vegetation occupying the right-side heart. Endocarditis affectation of the septal defect, aortic and tricuspid valves was noted and blood cultures were positive for Staphylococcus aureus. Urgent surgical treatment was performed whereby the ventricular septal defect was closed, a meticulous debridement of the affected area was conducted, and the aortic and tricuspid valves were replaced...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762934/rescue-tavi-for-aortic-regurgitation-after-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-following-preoperative-impella%C3%A2-support
#4
Florian E M Herrmann, Petra Wellmann, Vera von Dossow, Steffen Massberg, Christian Hagl, René Schramm, Maximilian Pichlmaier
A patient presented with a decompensated cardiomyopathy requiring invasive hemodynamic support with an Impella® heart pump. Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) became necessary during the further course and the patient was bridged to left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. Postoperatively, the patient did not improve as expected due to new aortic regurgitation (AR) that was most likely caused by the previously placed Impella. A SAPIEN 3 transcatheter aortic valve was implanted as a bail-out strategy; an additional valve-in-valve rescue was required due to paravalvular regurgitation...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762933/ross-procedure-following-a-dislodged-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
#5
Samuel R Schnittman, Aaron J Weiss, Robin Varghese, Paul Stelzer
A 36-year-old pregnant woman with a history of rheumatic heart disease and prior aortic valve replacement and mitral valve repair presented to an outside hospital with severe aortic stenosis. The patient had a cardiac arrest upon labor induction and underwent a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), which dislodged two days later. Five months later, the patient underwent removal of the dislodged TAVR and a Ross procedure at the authors' institution. The patient was stable upon discharge, with minimal aortic and pulmonary regurgitation...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762932/pulmonary-hypertension-as-a-possible-cause-of-paradoxical-low-flow-low-gradient-aortic-stenosis
#6
Yuta Watanabe, Haruhiko Higashi, Katsuji Inoue, Jun Aono, Takafumi Okura, Jitsuo Higaki, Shuntaro Ikeda
Paradoxical low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis (LFLG AS) is recognized as a subtype of aortic stenosis. A small left ventricular (LV) cavity with marked LV concentric remodeling leads to a reduced stroke volume in this condition. The case is reported of a paradoxical LFLG AS patient who was undergoing treatment for pulmonary hypertension (PH) and interstitial pneumonia associated with scleroderma. Echocardiography demonstrated enlargement of the right ventricle and a diminished LV cavity. Moreover, the aortic valve opening was restricted despite a preserved LV ejection fraction (61%)...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762931/mitraclip-technique-five-years-after-alfieri-stitch-mitral-valve-repair
#7
Ivaylo R Tonchev, Anna Turyan, Ronen Beeri, Mony Shuvy
The case is described of a successful MitraClip procedure performed on an 88-year-old patient with severe mitral regurgitation (MR), five years after she had undergone mitral valve repair using the Alfieri surgical procedure. It is suggested that the MitraClip procedure is an option in patients with severe MR persisting after the Alfieri procedure. Video 1: Transesophageal echocardiography before the MitraClip procedure. Severe mitral regurgitation with preserved left ventricular systolic function. The main regurgitant jet originates from the medial commissure...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762930/cusp-tear-of-trifecta%C3%A2-aortic-bioprosthesis-resulting-in-acute-heart-failure
#8
Anne-Kristin Schaefer, Alfred Kocher, Günther Laufer, Dominik Wiedemann
Herein is presented the case of an 83-year-old male patient in cardiogenic shock with acute aortic regurgitation that occurred six years after aortic valve replacement (AVR) with a 23 mm Trifecta™ valve. Prosthesis endocarditis was initially suspected because of a floating structure attached to the aortic valve that was visible on echocardiography. Emergency redo-AVR surgery was performed, but no signs of endocarditis were found intraoperatively. Hence, cusp tearing of the implanted bioprosthesis was considered to be the reason for the severe aortic regurgitation...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762929/trileaflet-mitral-valve-treated-with-the-mitraclip%C3%A2-system
#9
Miguel Rodríguez-Santamarta, Rodrigo Estévez-Loureiro, Tomás Benito-González, Javier Gualis, Carmen Garrote, Armando Pérez de Prado, Felipe Fernández-Vázquez
A 79-year-old woman with a history of ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy, severely depressed left ventricular ejection fraction and significant mitral regurgitation (MR) was admitted to the authors´ institution for percutaneous mitral valve repair. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) revealed the presence of a posterior mitral cleft at the P2 level, causing a trileaflet mitral valve that contributed significantly to the regurgitant jet. The procedure was performed under general anesthesia and guided by real-time three-dimensional TEE...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762928/early-thrombosis-of-a-mitral-annuloplasty-ring-in-a-patient-with-mthfr-and-factor-v-leiden-mutations
#10
Sinan Cerşit, Emrah Bayam, Sabahattin Gündüz, Mehmet Özkan
Mitral annuloplasty ring thrombosis is an extremely infrequent pathology, for which no evidence-based antithrombotic management has yet been described. Herein is presented a case of heterozygous Factor V Leiden (FVL) and hyperhomocysteinemia with homozygous methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) mutations that caused early thrombosis of the mitral annuloplasty ring. The clinical management and antithrombotic treatment of the patient, and the implications of hyperhomocysteinemia, are discussed. Video 1: Mobile 9-mm thrombus of mitral annuloplasty ring on two-dimensional (2D) transesophageal echocardiography...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762927/isolated-pulmonary-valve-fungal-endocarditis-with-candida-parapsilosis-management-considerations-of-a-rare-case
#11
Nirmal Guragai, Upamanyu Rampal, Rahul Vasudev, Dhaval Shah, Hiten Patel, Julius Salamera, Raja Pullatt, Fayez Shamoon
Pulmonary valve infections without the involvement of other valves account for only 1.5- 2% of all infective endocarditis cases. Isolated pulmonary valve endocarditis due to fungus is extremely rare. The case is presented of a 36-year-old male who was found to have isolated pulmonary valve endocarditis caused by a very rare organism, Candida parapsilosis, and that was solely managed with medical therapy. The patient was evaluated for three weeks of lowgrade fever, generalized rash and fatigue, and found to have C...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762926/genetic-complexity-of-mitral-valve-prolapse-revealed-by-clinical-and-genetic-evaluation-of-a-large-family
#12
Gloria T Haskell, Brian C Jensen, Cecile Skrzynia, Thelsa Pulikkotil, Christian R Tilley, Yurong Lu, Daniel S Marchuk, Leigh Ann Samsa, Kirk C Wilhelmsen, Ethan Lange, Cam Patterson, James P Evans, Jonathan S Berg
BACKGROUND: A genetic component to familial mitral valve prolapse (MVP) has been proposed for decades. Despite this, very few genes have been linked to MVP. Herein is described a four-generation pedigree with numerous individuals affected with severe MVP, some at strikingly young ages. METHODS: A detailed clinical evaluation performed on all affected family members demonstrated a spectrum of MVP morphologies and associated phenotypes. RESULTS: Linkage analysis failed to identify strong candidate loci, but revealed significant regions, which were investigated further using whole-exome sequencing of one of the severely affected family members...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762925/association-between-myxomatous-mitral-valve-disease-and-skeletal-back-abnormalities
#13
Alireza Movahed, David Majdalany, Marc Gillinov, William Schiavone
BACKGROUND: Myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) is one of the most prevalent valvular heart diseases, while back pain, neck pain and upper-extremity numbness are some of the most common complaints in outpatient settings. Decreased thoracic kyphosis (straight back) is a known cause of hastening back or neck problems, radiculopathy, or even myelopathy. The study aim was to examine the relationship between MMVD, straight back, and the need for cervical fusion. METHODS: In this single-center retrospective study, patients who underwent mitral valve repair or replacement due to MMVD (cases) based on age, gender and body mass index (BMI), were matched with patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery and had no history of mitral valve disease (controls)...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762924/early-improvement-in-mitral-regurgitation-after-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-in-cardiomyopathy-patients
#14
Hakimeh Sadeghian, Masoumeh Lotfi-Tokaldany, Mahdi Montazeri, Ali Kazemi Saeed, Mohammad Sahebjam, Akram Sardari, Gita Ejmalian
BACKGROUND: The study aim was to investigate factors affecting the improvement of mitral regurgitation (MR) severity within 48 hours after cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in patients with cardiomyopathy. METHODS: Sixty-nine cardiomyopathy patients (48 males, 21 females; mean age 59.12 ± 9.66 years) in NYHA functional class ≥III, with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤35%, and QRS duration >120 ms, with MR ≥moderate, were included in the study...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762923/intraoperative-transesophageal-echocardiography-for-surgical-repair-of-degenerative-mitral-regurgitation
#15
Calogera Pisano, Claudia Calia, Alessandro Ricasoli, Oreste Fabio Triolo, Vincenzo Argano
BACKGROUND: Segmental analysis of diseased mitral valves is important to predict a successful surgical valve repair. An assessment was made of the comparative accuracy of intraoperative three-dimensional (3D) and two-dimensional (2D) transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in the evaluation of mitral valve lesions when compared with intraoperative surgical segmental analysis. METHODS: A total of 42 consecutive patients (12 females, 30 males; mean age 70.5 ± 14 years) with severe mitral valve regurgitation due to degenerative disease and who underwent mitral valve repair was enrolled in the study...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762922/redo-scoring-for-prediction-of-success-of-redo-percutaneous-balloon-mitral-valvuloplasty-in-patients-with-mitral-restenosis
#16
Ragab A Mahfouz, Waleed Elawady, Mohamed Goda, Tamer Moustafa
BACKGROUND: Echocardiographic predictors of redo-percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty (redo-PBMV) have not been well studied, and indications are based mainly on Wilkins score. The study aim was to evaluate the immediate results of redo-PMBV and to introduce a simplified redo-score to predict the success of redo-PBMV. METHODS: Two cohorts of symptomatic patients (derivation group, n = 218; validation group, n = 100) who had undergone redo-PBMV at a mean of 8...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762921/long-term-up-to-21-years-follow-up-after-biological-and-mechanical-aortic-valve-replacement-in-younger-patients
#17
Stanislav Tsvelodub, Barbara Pieper, Sina Stock, Hans-Hinrich Sievers, Doreen Richardt
BACKGROUND: Despite the limited durability of biological aortic valves, increasing numbers of younger patients are choosing to receive them, due mainly to the lack of a need for permanent anticoagulation. Few data exist, however, regarding the outcomes of valve replacement in patients aged <55 years, and additional data are required in this patient population. METHODS: Between 1993 and 2014, at the authors' institution, a total of 448 patients (237 males, 101 females; mean age 45...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762920/outcomes-of-a-new-generation-stentless-aortic-valve-a-single-center-experience-with-251-consecutive-implants
#18
Guglielmo Stefanelli, Fabrizio Pirro, Giuseppe Danniballe, Alina Olaru, Marco Meli, Luca Weltert
BACKGROUND: The study aim was to investigate the hemodynamic behavior over time and ease of implant and durability of the Sorin Pericarbon Freedom (SPF)® stentless pericardial aortic xenograft. METHODS: Between March 2003 and April 2010, a total of 251 consecutive, non-selected patients (mean age 70.1 years; range: 17-89 years; 17.1% aged >80 years) received a SPF bioprosthesis as an aortic valve substitute at the authors' institution. All implantations were performed by a single surgeon using a classical, double-line, subcoronary implant technique...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762919/incremental-value-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-integrated-with-transthoracic-echocardiography-in-the-assessment-of-aortic-stenosis-severity
#19
Shmuel Schwartzenberg, Mordehay Vaturi, Shirit Kazum, Daniel Monakier, Alexander Sagie, Ran Kornowski, Yaron Shapira
BACKGROUND: Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is the standard method for evaluating the severity of aortic stenosis (AS), while transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is useful for morphologic characterization. The study aim was to assess the impact of complementary TEE to TTE in refining hemodynamic assessment of AS severity. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted of sequential TTE and TEE studies performed in 100 patients with moderate or severe AS confirmed on prior TTE...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762918/impact-of-heart-rate-on-flow-measurements-in-aortic-regurgitation
#20
Mats Lidén, Maciej Wodecki, Per Thunberg, Peter Rask
BACKGROUND: Flow measurements using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) enable quantification of the stroke volume, regurgitant volume (RV) and regurgitant fraction (RF) in patients with aortic regurgitation (AR). These variables are used to assess the severity of the valve disease and for the timing of surgery. The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of an increased heart rate on measurement of the RV and RF in patients with AR. METHODS: Among 13 patients with known moderate or severe AR, regurgitant flow measurements, using phase-contrast cine magnetic resonance imaging, were obtained in the ascending aorta...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
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