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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185817/outcomes-following-melody-transcatheter-pulmonary-valve-implantation-for-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-dysfunction-in-repaired-congenital-heart-disease-first-reported-australian-single-centre-experience
#1
Ryan Markham, Abhinay Challa, Stephen Kyranis, Mugur Nicolae, Dale Murdoch, Michael Savage, Theresa Malpas, Dorothy J Radford, Christian Hamilton-Craig, Darren L Walters
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation (TPVI) with the Melody® transcatheter pulmonary valve (TPV) has demonstrated good haemodynamic and clinical outcomes in the treatment of right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) conduit dysfunction in patients with repaired congenital heart disease CHD. We present the first Australian single centre experience of patients treated with Melody TPV. METHOD: A prospective, observational registry was developed to monitor clinical and haemodynamic outcomes in patients with RVOT dysfunction treated with the Melody TPV (Medtronic Inc, Minneapolis, United States)...
January 24, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169085/long-term-antiarrhythmic-effects-of-thrombolytic-therapy-in-pulmonary-embolism
#2
Mert İlker Hayıroğlu, Muhammed Keskin, Ahmet Okan Uzun, Ahmet İlker Tekkeşin, Şahin Avşar, Ahmet Öz, Özlem Yıldırımtürk, Barış Güngör, Göksel Çinier, Ahmet Taha Alper
BACKGROUND: The role of thrombolytic therapy in acute pulmonary embolism patients is still controversial considering the occurrence of arrhythmias. Short-term effects of thrombolytics are well-known whereas long-term effects on cardiac electrophysiology have not been reported before. The objective of our study was to assess the arrhythmic differences in pulmonary embolism patients who received thrombolytics followed by anticoagulation or anticoagulation alone. METHODS: Sixty patients who received thrombolytic therapy followed by anticoagulation (group 1) and 60 patients who received anticoagulation alone (group 2) were included in this retrospective, single-centre observational study...
January 24, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169084/transcatheter-versus-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-lower-surgical-risk-scores-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-early-outcomes
#3
Sameer Arora, Paula D Strassle, Cassandra J Ramm, Jeremy A Rhodes, Satyanarayana R Vaidya, Thomas G Caranasos, John P Vavalle
BACKGROUND: The results from the PARTNER 2 trial showed the feasibility of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in intermediate surgical risk patients. Although low risk clinical trials will take time to conclude, some data has emerged comparing TAVR with surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in lower risk patients. METHODS: A Medline search was conducted using standard methodology to search for studies reporting results comparing TAVR and SAVR. Studies were included if the overall mean Society of Thoracic Surgeons Score was less than 4% (or equivalent Euroscore)...
January 24, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190758/intercellular-signalling-cross-talk-to-kill-to-heal-and-to-rejuvenate
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REVIEW
Egor Y Plotnikov, Denis N Silachev, Vasily A Popkov, Ljubava D Zorova, Irina B Pevzner, Savva D Zorov, Stanislovas S Jankauskas, Valentina A Babenko, Gennady T Sukhikh, Dmitry B Zorov
Intercellular cross-talk is a fundamental process for spreading cellular signals between neighbouring and distant cells to properly regulate their metabolism, to coordinate homeostasis, adaptation and survival as a functional tissue and organ. In this review, we take a close molecular view of the underpinning molecular mechanisms of such complex intercellular communications. There are several studied forms of cell-to-cell communications considered crucial for the maintenance of multicellular organisms. The most explored is paracrine signalling which is realised through the release of diffusible signalling factors (e...
January 23, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190759/temporal-trends-in-sudden-cardiac-death-from-1997-to-2010-a-data-linkage-study
#5
Jia-Li Feng, Lee Nedkoff, Matthew Knuiman, Christopher Semsarian, Jodie Ingles, Tom Briffa, Siobhan Hickling
BACKGROUND: Community-wide trends data for sudden cardiac death (SCD) are scarce, unlike widely reported declines in cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality. Using administrative data, we aimed to examine population-level trends in SCD, stratified by sex, age and prior CVD hospitalisation. METHODS: Person-linked mortality and hospital morbidity data were used to identify SCD and determine hospitalisation and comorbidity using a 10-year hospitalisation lookback period...
January 17, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159528/therapeutic-hypothermia-may-improve-neurological-outcomes-in-extracorporeal-life-support-for-adult-cardiac-arrest
#6
Philip Y K Pang, Gillian H L Wee, Ming Jie Huang, Anne E E Hoo, Ismail Mohamed Tahir Sheriff, See Lim Lim, Teing Ee Tan, Yee Jim Loh, Victor T T Chao, Jia Lin Soon, Ka Lee Kerk, Zakir Hussain Abdul Salam, Yoong Kong Sin, Chong Hee Lim
BACKGROUND: Limited data exists on patients receiving therapeutic hypothermia during extracorporeal life support (ECLS). We investigated outcomes and prognostic factors in these patients. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted for 225 consecutive adult patients treated with ECLS between July 2003 and January 2016. Extracorporeal life support was initiated for refractory cardiac arrest (>10 mins) in 79 patients (35.1%). Patient demographics, ECLS-related complications, in-hospital mortality and neurological outcomes were analysed...
January 17, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162948/effects-of-obstructive-carotid-artery-disease-on-ocular-circulation-and-the-safety-of-carotid-artery-stenting
#7
Mehmet Yunus Emiroglu, Mert Evlice, Mustafa Akcakoyun, Murat Velioglu, Mustafa Agca, Yasa Kaynar Topal, Ramazan Kargin, Mustafa Caliskan
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to examine the ophthalmic artery flow changes in patients with obstructive carotid artery disease, evaluate the orbital blood flow changes after carotid artery stenting and assess the safety of carotid stenting procedure by using transorbital colour and spectral Doppler sonography. METHODS: Thirty-one consecutive patients scheduled for carotid stenting with severe internal carotid artery stenosis (>60%; the study group) and 30 control subjects were included...
December 31, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139353/suspected-acs-patients-presenting-with-myocardial-damage-or-a-type-2-myocardial-infarction-have-a-similar-late-mortality-to-patients-with-a-type-1-myocardial-infarction-a-report-from-the-australian-and-new-zealand-2012-snapshot-acs-study
#8
Aisha Etaher, Derek Chew, Julie Redfern, Tom Briffa, Chris Ellis, Christopher Hammett, Jeffrey Lefkovits, John Elliott, Louise Cullen, David Brieger, John K French
BACKGROUND: Cardiac troponin (T and I) are considered the standard markers for detection of myocardial damage and the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) among patients who present to an emergency department with chest pain. However, these markers can be released in other situations and may be associated with short- and long-term clinical outcomes. In this study, we examine late mortality rates among patients presenting with a suspected ACS due to an unstable coronary plaque and those patients having a non-ACS...
December 31, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161018/update-on-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-inherited-aortopathies-including-marfan-syndrome
#9
LETTER
Dominica Zentner, Malcolm West, Lesley C Adès
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 24, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111177/characteristics-and-survival-determinants-in-patients-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-in-the-era-of-24-7-coronary-intervention-facilities
#10
Josef Kroupa, Jiri Knot, Jaroslav Ulman, Frantisek Bednar, Alena Dohnalova, Zuzana Motovska
BACKGROUND: Survival rates and outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remain low despite investments of time and money. The goal of this analysis was to identify variables related to survival of patients transferred to our coronary care unit (CCU) after an OHCA. METHODS: 102 consecutive OHCA patients, mean age 64.6 (SD 13.3), 70.6% men, between January, 2011 and December, 2013, who were transferred to our tertiary care CCU, were studied. RESULTS: Cardiac-cause OHCA was present in 84 patients (82...
December 24, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131776/novel-use-of-thalidomide-in-recurrent-gastrointestinal-tract-bleeding-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices-a-case-series
#11
Laura Lihua Chan, Choon Pin Lim, Chong Hee Lim, Teing Ee Tan, David Sim, Cumaraswamy Sivathasan
BACKGROUND: Bleeding is an important and common complication of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs). One of the common causes of gastrointestinal bleeding is arteriovenous malformations. However, the source of bleeding is often hard to identify. Thalidomide is efficacious in treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding in non-LVAD patients. We report our experience of the use of thalidomide in the treatment of GI bleeding in four patients with LVAD. METHOD AND RESULTS: Four patients who had recurrent GI bleeding from May 2009 to December 2014 were started on thalidomide...
December 23, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131775/single-centre-experience-of-off-pump-multi-vessel-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-using-proximal-suture-device
#12
Suguru Ohira, Kiyoshi Doi, Satoshi Numata, Sachiko Yamazaki, Keiichi Itatani, Hidetake Kawajiri, Kazuki Morimoto, Hitoshi Yaku
BACKGROUND: To investigate the results of off-pump coronary artery grafting (OPCAB) with the proximal suture device (PSD) regarding postoperative stroke and graft patency. METHODS: The PSD was used in 376 patients (32.0%), aorta-no-touch OPCAB was performed in 523 patients (45.2%), on-pump beating CABG (on-beat group) in 125 patients (10.6%) including 51 conversions (conversion rate: 5.4%), and CABG with aortic clamp use (clamp group) in 152 patients. In the PSD group, Enclose II was used in 267 patients (71...
December 23, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131774/high-sensitivity-troponin-release-profile-after-cardiac-surgery
#13
Phuong L Markman, John-Paul Tantiongco, Jayme S Bennetts, Robert A Baker
BACKGROUND: Postoperative serum troponin levels and perioperative myocardial infarction (MI) rates correlate with mortality and morbidity following cardiac surgery. The objective of this study was to document the release profile of high sensitivity troponin T (hsTnT) following different cardiac operations. METHODS: Patients undergoing one of five different isolated cardiac surgical procedures (eligible preoperative hsTnT <29ng/L, serum creatinine < 0.2mmol/L) were recruited prospectively...
December 23, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118960/myxoma-originating-from-the-anterior-mitral-valve-leaflet-in-a-young-patient-with-neurological-manifestations
#14
Małgorzata Zachura, Jacek Kurzwski, Antoinette Urbaniak, Łukasz Piątek, Marianna Janion
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 23, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117146/composite-y-grafting-using-the-left-internal-thoracic-artery-survival-and-angiography-in-198-cases
#15
Benjamin M Robinson, Hugh S Paterson, A Robert Denniss
BACKGROUND: Extended left internal thoracic artery (LITA) harvesting allows maximal grafting to the anterior and lateral walls with a single ITA conduit. This study evaluates outcomes following the use of a LITA Y graft as the primary grafting strategy. METHODS: Patients who underwent LITA composite Y-grafting (n=198) between 1995 and 2009 were identified from a cardiac surgical database. Follow-up (mean 13.1 years) was obtained by cross-reference with the state death registry and local cardiology databases...
December 23, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087153/lipoprotein-subfractions-in-type-2-diabetes
#16
EDITORIAL
Leonardo Roever, Elmiro Santos Resende, Joseph S Alpert
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 23, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126241/intraoperative-epi-aortic-scans-reduce-adverse-neurological-sequelae-in-elderly-high-risk-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-a-propensity-matched-cumulative-sum-control-analysis
#17
Suvitesh Luthra, Miguel M Leiva Juarez, Zaheer Taheer, Patrick Yiu
BACKGROUND: Adverse neurological sequelae are a major cause of morbidity and mortality after coronary artery bypass (CABG) surgery, due to manipulation of an atherosclerotic aorta. The purpose of this study is to measure the impact of intraoperative epi-aortic scanning in reducing neurologic sequelae after CABG, and the patient subgroups that are benefitted the most. METHODS: Patients that underwent first-time CABG from July 2010 to March 2014 (n=1,989) were retrospectively reviewed and stratified by history of intraoperative epi-aortic scan (n=350) or no scan (n=1,639)...
December 19, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110852/cardiac-troponin-t-as-early-marker-of-subclinical-cardiovascular-deterioration-in-black-hypertensive-women
#18
R Kruger, A E Schutte, C M C Mels, W Smith, J M van Rooyen, I M Kruger, C M T Fourie
BACKGROUND: Hypertensive heart disease is a rising concern, especially among black South African women. As high sensitivity cardiac troponin T (cTnT) is a marker of cardiomyocyte damage, we determined the potential link of (i) systemic endothelial dysfunction (reflected by urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio), (ii) large artery stiffness, (iii) cardiac volume load (estimated by the N-terminal prohormone B-type natriuretic peptide (Nt-proBNP)), and (iv) ECG left ventricular hypertrophy in post-menopausal black women...
December 19, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094123/myocardial-and-serum-galectin-3-expression-dynamics-marks-post-myocardial-infarction-cardiac-remodelling
#19
Umesh C Sharma, Wassim Mosleh, Milind R Chaudhari, Rujuta Katkar, Brian Weil, Chris Evelo, Thomas R Cimato, Saraswati Pokharel, W Matthijs Blankesteijn, Gen Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Acute myocardial infarction (MI) causes significant changes in cardiac morphology and function. Galectin-3 is a novel and potentially therapeutically important mediator of cardiac remodelling. Myocardial and serum galectin-3 expression dynamics in response to the early cardiovascular outcomes after acute MI are not fully elucidated. METHODS: We first performed a comprehensive longitudinal microarray analyses in mice after acute MI. We then measured the serum levels of galectin-3 in a translational porcine model of coronary microembolism-induced post-ischaemic cardiac remodelling...
December 19, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094122/cardiac-remote-ischaemic-preconditioning-mechanistic-and-clinical-considerations
#20
REVIEW
Jerrett K Lau, Gabrielle J Pennings, Andy Yong, Leonard Kritharides
Brief, non-harmful ischaemic insults to an organ remote from the heart, remote ischaemic preconditioning (RIPC), has been proposed to confer protection to the heart against ischaemia-reperfusion injury. While most clinical trials of RIPC during coronary interventions (PCI) suggest benefit, recent large, multicentre trials in coronary artery bypass surgery suggest a lack of efficacy. Mechanistically, RIPC most likely promotes the release of circulating factors which modulate multiple cellular pathways in the heart, promoting cell survival...
December 12, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
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