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Masato Kanda, Toshio Nagai
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March 27, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367850/clinical-characteristics-and-surgical-treatment-of-infective-endocarditis-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve
#2
Jinmiao Chen, Shuyang Lu, Kui Hu, Zhaohua Yang, Sun Pan, Tao Hong, Chunsheng Wang
This study aimed to evaluate the clinical characteristics and surgical treatment of bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) infective endocarditis (IE) compared with tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) IE in China.The relevant pre-, intra- and post-operative materials of all IE patients undergoing cardiac surgery in our center between January 2003 and December 2012 were investigated and analyzed retrospectively.From January 2003 to December 2012, 345 consecutive IE patients received surgery in our center. A total of 171 native aortic valve IE patients were enrolled in this study, accounting for 49...
March 27, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367849/acute-heart-failure-triggered-by-coronary-spasm-with-transient-left-ventricular-dysfunction
#3
Yusuke Adachi, Kenichi Sakakura, Tatsuro Ibe, Nanae Yoshida, Hiroshi Wada, Hideo Fujita, Shin-Ichi Momomura
Coronary spasm is abnormal contraction of an epicardial coronary artery resulting in myocardial ischemia. Coronary spasm induces not only depressed myocardial contractility, but also incomplete myocardial relaxation, which leads to elevated ventricular filling pressure. We herein report the case of a 55-year-old woman who had repeated acute heart failure caused by coronary spasm. Acetylcholine provocation test with simultaneous right heart catheterization was useful for the diagnosis of elevated ventricular filling pressure as well as coronary artery spasm...
April 6, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320995/fulminant-myocarditis-with-prolonged-active-lymphocytic-infiltration-after-hemodynamic-recovery
#4
Muneyoshi Tanimura, Kaoru Dohi, Kyoko Imanaka-Yoshida, Taku Omori, Keishi Moriwaki, Shiro Nakamori, Norikazu Yamada, Masaaki Ito
Fulminant myocarditis is a highly mortal syndrome. Meanwhile, the clinical course in surviving patients is generally self-limiting. This is a rare case of fulminant myocarditis with prolonged lymphocytic infiltration after hemodynamic recovery. A 64-year-old man was diagnosed with fulminant myocarditis and required intensive care with veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Left ventricular function gradually improved but complete atrioventricular block (CAVB) persisted. Follow-up endomyocardial biopsies (EMBs) showed prolonged active infiltration of lymphocytes along with (18)F-FDG uptake in (18)F-FDG PET/CT until about 70 days after the onset...
March 21, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320994/a-nomogram-to-predict-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#5
Xun Hu, Xiao-Dong Zhuang, Yi Li, Fei-Fei Li, Yue Guo, Zhi-Min Du, Xin-Xue Liao
Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is the third leading cause of hospital-acquired acute kidney injury (AKI). Emerging evidence has revealed that soluble klotho (sklotho) could be a novel biomarker for early AKI diagnosis. The aims of this study were to assess the predictive role of sklotho for CIN and to develop a prediction nomogram in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). This study is registered on Clinicaltrials.gov (NCT 02650336).Patients aged 18 years or older undergoing planned PCI were prospectively recruited between May 2014 and July 2015...
March 21, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320993/intractable-back-pain-after-coil-embolization-of-giant-veno-venous-collaterals-in-a-patient-with-fontan-circulation
#6
Seigo Okada, Masahiro Kamada, Naomi Nakagawa, Yukiko Ishiguchi, Yuji Moritoh, Mayuko Shohi, Kengo Okamoto, Shunji Hasegawa, Shouichi Ohga
Veno-venous collaterals are sometimes seen in patients after the Fontan procedure. A 28-year-old female with tricuspid atresia who underwent the Fontan procedure had oxygen desaturation due to a giant veno-venous collateral. Coil embolization was performed for the collateral. After the procedure, she complained of severe back pain. Anti-inflammatory analgesics and steroids were not effective, although carbamazepine promptly relieved the intractable pain. Treatment-related pain after coil embolization for veno-venous collaterals in patients with Fontan physiology is quite rare, although cardiologists must recognize a critical condition to be differentiated from vascular occlusion...
March 21, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320992/right-ventricular-enlargement-and-renal-function-are-associated-with-smooth-introduction-of-adaptive-servo-ventilation-therapy-in-chronic-heart-failure-patients
#7
Toshihiro Iwasaku, Yoshitaka Okuhara, Akiyo Eguchi, Tomotaka Ando, Yoshiro Naito, Tohru Masuyama, Shinichi Hirotani
Although adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) therapy has beneficial effects on chronic heart failure (CHF), a relatively large number of CHF patients cannot undergo ASV therapy due to general discomfort from the mask and/or positive airway pressure. The present study aimed to clarify baseline patient characteristics which are associated with the smooth introduction of ASV treatment in stable CHF inpatients.Thirty-two consecutive heart failure (HF) inpatients were enrolled (left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < 45%, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) > 10 mL/minute/1...
March 21, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320991/pre-procedural-risk-score-of-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-elective-coronary-angiography
#8
Dan Lian, Yong Liu, Yuan-Hui Liu, Hua-Long Li, Chong-Yang Duan, Dan-Qing Yu
To establish a scoring model to predict the risk of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in elderly patients undergoing elective coronary angiography (CAG).A total of 1286 patients aged > 65 years who had undergone elective CAG between August 2009 and February 2013 were enrolled in this study. They were randomly (3:2) assigned to a development (n = 756) or validation dataset (n = 530). Independent predictors of CIN were identified by using logistic regression and were assigned a weighted integer, which was used to establish a score model...
March 21, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320990/comorbidities-and-complications-in-nonagenarians-undergoing-coronary-angiography-and-intervention
#9
Mohamed Gayed, Nour Yadak, Waad Qamhia, Yunis Daralammouri, Marc-Alexander Ohlow
Elderly people represent the fastest growing portion of cardiovascular patients. We aimed to analyze the clinical presentation, risk factors, co-morbidities, complications, and mortality in patients 90 years or more who underwent coronary angiography and intervention.We retrospectively studied 108 (0.25% of 43,385) consecutive patients ≥ 90 years undergoing cardiac catheterization and/or intervention in a tertiary specialist hospital between 2003 and 2014.Most patients (68.5%) were introduced on an emergency basis, especially with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) (63...
March 21, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321027/effects-of-long-acting-loop-diuretics-in-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-patients-with-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
#10
Masahiko Asami, Jiro Aoki, Shuzou Tanimoto, Yu Horiuchi, Mika Watanabe, Koichi Furui, Kentaro Yasuhara, Tatsuyuki Sato, Kengo Tanabe, Kazuhiro Hara
There have been no reports evaluating the impact of long-acting loop diuretics (LLD) on the outcome of heart failure (HF) and arrhythmia treatment in HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) patients implanted with a cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device.This was a prospective, single-blind, randomized crossover study. We allocated 21 consecutive CRT implanted patients into 2 groups. The furosemide group received furosemide as a first treatment and azosemide as a second treatment. The azosemide group received this treatment in the reverse order...
March 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321026/left-ventricular-outflow-tract-migration-of-a-balloon-expandable-prosthesis-during-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#11
Daisuke Hachinohe, Ken Kobayashi, Azusa Furugen, Ryuji Koshima
Valve migration into the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) during transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a life-threatening complication. An 89-year-old female patient was admitted for TAVI due to severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. After deployment of a balloon-expandable prosthesis, the prosthesis had migrated into the LVOT. The prosthesis was reimpacted to the aortic annulus by a balloon-assisted recapture procedure. Immediately after recapturing the prosthesis with an oversized balloon, the patient's vital signs deteriorated due to acute aortic regurgitation (AR), and a prompt valve-in-valve (V-in-V) procedure allowed us to stabilize the patient's condition...
March 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321025/one-year-success-rate-of-pulmonary-vein-isolation-using-a-novel-irrigated-multipolar-mapping-and-ablation-catheter-with-reduced-power-settings
#12
Dong-In Shin, Jan-Erik Guelker, Christian Blockhaus, Jan Schmidt, Muhammed Kurt, Lukas Clasen, Patrick Mueller, Lars Bansemir, Christoph Brinkmeyer, Alexander Bufe, Malte Kelm, Hisaki Makimoto
The use of a novel irrigated multipolar ablation and mapping catheter for pulmonary vein isolation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) has demonstrated reasonable acute success rates and short procedure times, however, long-term outcome data are limited. The aim of this study was to analyze the long-term efficacy of this novel ablation system utilizing a reduced power setting for safety purposes.A total of 89 patients with paroxysmal (63 of 89 patients; 71%) or persistent AF underwent PVI with a reduced power setting of maximum 20 Watts (W) unipolar radiofrequency energy and 30 seconds in duration...
March 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321024/the-growth-hormone-secretagogue-hexarelin-protects-rat-cardiomyocytes-from-in-vivo-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-through-interleukin-1-signaling-pathway
#13
Jiannan Huang, Yi Li, Juan Zhang, Yusheng Liu, Qinghua Lu
Hexarelin, a synthetic growth hormone-releasing peptide, has been proven to possess cardioprotective actions through its binding to the growth hormone secretagogue receptor (GHSR) 1a and the non-GHSR receptor CD36. However, its effect on myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury has not been fully clarified in vivo. We aimed to determine whether hexarelin treatment could protect cardiomyocytes from I/R injury and to examine the underlying mechanisms. In vivo hearts of male SD rats underwent 30 minutes of ischemia by left coronary artery ligation followed by reperfusion...
March 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321023/hybrid-strategy-to-treat-life-threatening-giant-coronary-artery-aneurysm-with-severe-in-stent-restenosis
#14
Wei-Chieh Lee, Hsiu-Yu Fang, Chih-Yuan Fang
Coronary artery aneurysm following drug-eluting stent implantation is rare in the literature. The presentation combined a life-threatening condition with severe in-stent restenosis. How to treat this condition is a complex problem because a surgical approach for a proximal left circumflex lesion is difficult. A hybrid method that is a combination of coronary bypass surgery and coronary stenting for left main bifurcation in-stent restenosis and proximal coronary artery aneurysm is a feasible strategy.
March 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321021/potential-cardiovascular-risks-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-in-the-general-population
#15
Wengen Zhu, Kui Hong
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are the most effective gastric acid-suppressing agents and the mainstay medical therapy for a series of acid peptic diseases. In general, the safety profile of PPIs is excellent. However, with long-term drug administration, the safety and potency of PPIs has been questioned. In the cardiovascular field, drug-drug interactions related to PPIs have been identified with particular attention regarding the use of PPIs combined with clopidogrel in patients with acute coronary syndrome...
March 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321020/assessment-of-dna-damage-in-leukocytes-of-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-by-comet-assay
#16
Mohd Akbar Bhat, Gursatej Gandhi
DNA damage in the peripheral blood leukocytes (PBL) of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) was investigated using the sensitive alkaline single cell gel electrophoresis (SCGE)/comet assay.This case-control study consisted of CAD patients (n = 200; mean age, 59.04 ± 0.75 years) undergoing treatment at local hospitals and age-, sex-, and ethnicity-matched healthy controls (n = 200; mean age, 57.88 ± 0.96 years) from the general population.CAD patients had significantly (P < 0.001) increased DNA damage (tail DNA percent (T-DNA %) 22...
March 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321018/coronary-artery-disease-in-premenopausal-and-postmenopausal-women
#17
Lu Yihua, Jiang Yun, Zhao Dongshen
The purpose was to determine the differences between premenopausal and postmenopausal coronary artery disease (CAD) risk factors, clinical manifestation, cardiovascular features, rates of recurrence, and influencing factors.Premenopausal (n = 57) and postmenopausal (n = 178) CAD women hospitalized during the same period were enrolled. All patients were followed-up, and the combined recurrence of major adverse cardiovascular events was recorded as the clinical outcome. Differences were compared between the 2 groups...
March 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250353/when-a-burr-can-not-penetrate-the-calcified-lesion-increasing-burr-size-as-well-as-decreasing-burr-size-can-be-a-solution-in-rotational-atherectomy
#18
Kenichi Sakakura, Yousuke Taniguchi, Kei Yamamoto, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
In rotational atherectomy (RA), several burr sizes are available, such as 1.25 mm, 1.5 mm, 1.75 mm, or ≥ 2.0 mm. It is important to select an appropriate burr size for each lesion because rotational atherectomy has several unique complications regarding burrs such as entrapment or perforation. When a burr cannot penetrate the lesion, downsizing of the burr is generally recommended. Also, if the smallest burr (1.25 mm) cannot penetrate the lesion, a change to a more supportive or larger French guiding catheter has been recommended...
March 2, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216549/role-of-right-ventricular-dysfunction-and-diabetes-mellitus-in-n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-response-of-patients-with-severe-mitral-regurgitation-and-heart-failure-after-mitraclip
#19
Hidehiro Kaneko, Michael Neuss, Jens Weissenborn, Christian Butter
MitraClip (MC) is an alternative therapeutic option for patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR) who are at high surgical risk. Most candidates for MC have severe heart failure (HF) with increased N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-pro BNP) levels. We sought to clarify the response of NT-pro BNP after MC and to identify the determinants of NT-pro BNP nonresponders. Among 136 consecutive patients successfully treated with MC, we excluded 20 patients due to low baseline NT-pro BNP levels and therefore examined 116 patients...
February 20, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190794/a-randomized-comparative-study-on-the-efficacy-of-intracoronary-infusion-of-autologous-bone-marrow-mononuclear-cells-and-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#20
Wentao Xiao, Suping Guo, Chuanyu Gao, Guoyou Dai, Yongjv Gao, Muwei Li, Xianpei Wang, Dayi Hu
Stem cell therapy has shown therapeutic benefit in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), but doubt remains about the most appropriate stem cell subpopulation. The current study compared the efficacy of intracoronary administration of bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMC) or mesenchymal stem cells (BMSC) in patients with DCM.Fifty-three patients with DCM and reduced (< 40%) left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), were randomized to intracoronary infusion of BMMC (BMMC group, n = 16) or BMSC (BMSC group, n = 17) or equal volume normal saline (CTRL group, n = 20)...
February 13, 2017: International Heart Journal
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