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Dominik Wiedemann, Veronika Rupprechter, Julia Mascherbauer, Andreas Kammerlander, Bruno Mora, Kamen Dimitrov, Benedikt Weber, Martin Andreas, Günther Laufer, Alfred Kocher
BACKGROUND: Replacement of the tricuspid valve is uncommon. Prostheses specifically designed for the this position are not available. Bovine, porcine as well as mechanical valve prostheses are currently used, however, the most suitable prosthesis type has not been defined. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed all consecutive patients who underwent tricuspid valve replacement (TVR) at the Medical University of Vienna from 1996 to 2014. Baseline patient characteristics, prosthesis type, and postoperative outcome data were collected...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Laura M Seese, Faisal G Bakaeen, Ibrahim Sultan, Danny Chu
Incompletely seated knots (air knots) during surgical aortic valve replacement can be potentially difficult to repair in anatomically challenging areas around the aortic root. This is especially true with mechanical protheses as subvalvular areas are inaccessble once the valve is seated. In this report, we present a novel and simple technique of tightening air knots from within the aortic root without removing the prosthesis. The definitive surgical therapy for aortic valve disease has been in evolution since the advent of cardiopulmonary bypass and the development of aortic valve prostheses...
February 2, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Amy G Fiedler, George Tolis
Valvular heart disease (VHD) affects a large number of patients annually. From a surgical standpoint, there are two primary options for valve replacement: mechanical or bioprosthetic. While there are clear advantages and disadvantages to either option, and recent literature does challenge some of the prior dictums of valve choice, a handful of absolutes remain true. Mechanical valves provide superior durability and freedom from re-operation when compared to their bioprosthetic counterparts, at the expense of bleeding or thrombotic complications associated with the need for lifelong oral anticoagulation...
February 5, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
Konstantinos Lampropoulos, Athanasios Bakalakos, George Bazoukis, Athanasios Saplaouras, Antigoni Sakellaropoulou, Aikaterini Anagnostou, Gary Tse, Michalis Tsamatsoulis, Christos Charitos
Fluoroscopy permits rapid and straightforward assessment of mechanical valve function and allows a distinction between normal and malfunctional prostheses, acting as a complementary diagnostic step.
January 2018: Clinical Case Reports
Carlo Fino, Attilio Iacovoni, Philippe Pibarot, John R Pepper, Paolo Ferrero, Maurizio Merlo, Lorenzo Galletti, Massimo Caputo, Paolo Ferrazzi, Constantinos Anagnostopoulos, Diego Cugola, Michele Senni, Diego Bellavia, Julien Magne
BACKGROUND: In patients with ischemic mitral regurgitation requiring mitral valve replacement (MVR), the choice of the prosthesis type is crucial. The exercise hemodynamic and functional capacity performance in patients with contemporary prostheses have never been investigated. To compare exercise hemodynamic and functional capacity between biological (MVRb) and mechanical (MVRm) prostheses. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed 86 consecutive patients with ischemic mitral regurgitation who underwent MVRb (n=41) or MVRm (n=45) and coronary artery bypass grafting...
January 2018: Circulation. Heart Failure
Zhen-Yu Jiao, Da-Peng Zhang, Kun Xia, Le-Feng Wang, Xin-Chun Yang
Background: This study aims to investigate the clinical and angiographic features in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) induced by coronary artery embolism. Methods: Clinical data of five patients with AMI induced by coronary artery embolism were analyzed retrospectively. Results: One patient had left atrial myxoma, one patient had non-valvular atrial fibrillation, and three patients had rheumatic heart disease. Furthermore, one patient had mitral mechanical valve prostheses, two patients had atrial fibrillation...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Gregory B Lim
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January 2018: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
Bartłomiej Perek, Sylwia Sławek, Agnieszka Malińska, Izabela Katyńska, Mateusz Puślecki, Bogumiła Szymak-Pawełczyk, Michał Nowicki, Marek Jemielity
Introduction: Aortic valve replacement (AVR) with a mechanical prosthesis is not free from late complications. Aim: To evaluate the prevalence of subclinical hemolysis after AVR with On-X prostheses and assess its impact on long-term outcomes. Material and methods: The prospective study included 84 consecutive patients aged 58.3 ±10.3 years who underwent AVR. They were retrospectively split into group H ( n = 12; 14.3%) with prosthesis-related subclinical hemolysis and a control group (C; n = 72; 85...
September 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Aline L Y Nachlas, Siyi Li, Michael E Davis
Tissue engineered heart valves (TEHVs) have the potential to address the shortcomings of current implants through the combination of cells and bioactive biomaterials that promote growth and proper mechanical function in physiological conditions. The ideal TEHV should be anti-thrombogenic, biocompatible, durable, and resistant to calcification, and should exhibit a physiological hemodynamic profile. In addition, TEHVs may possess the capability to integrate and grow with somatic growth, eliminating the need for multiple surgeries children must undergo...
December 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
Rosaria Santoro, Seshasailam Venkateswaran, Francesco Amadeo, Rong Zhang, Maura Brioschi, Anthony Callanan, Marco Agrifoglio, Cristina Banfi, Mark Bradley, Maurizio Pesce
Calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) is the most frequent cardiac valve pathology. Its standard treatment consists of surgical replacement either with mechanical (metal made) or biological (animal tissue made) valve prostheses, both of which have glaring deficiencies. In the search for novel materials to manufacture artificial valve tissue, we have conducted a high-throughput screening with subsequent up-scaling to identify non-degradable polymer substrates that promote valve interstitial cells (VICs) adherence/growth and, at the same time, prevent their evolution toward a pro-calcific phenotype...
November 17, 2017: Biomaterials Science
Yang Hyun Cho, Kiick Sung, Wook Sung Kim, Jae-Hun Kim, Sung Mok Kim, Pyo Won Park
Although thromboembolic accidents are serious adverse events associated with mechanical mitral valves, there have been no studies on the clinical impact of the large mechanical surface areas (MSAs) of mechanical mitral prostheses. Between 1995 and 2010, 488 consecutive adult patients underwent isolated mechanical mitral valve replacement. We measured the MSA via three-dimensional computed tomography for each prosthesis. Mean patient age was 50.6 ± 11.1 years. The mean body surface area (BSA) and MSA index (MSAI, MSA/BSA) were 1...
November 8, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Kiyoharu Nakano, Norimichi Hirahara, Noboru Motomura, Hiroaki Miyata, Shinichi Takamoto
Data from the Japan cardiovascular surgery database from 2013 to 2014 were analyzed to demonstrate the mortality rate and choice of surgical procedures, especially concerning the selection of valve prosthesis for each valve position and patient age group, and the effects of preoperative complications on mortality and prosthetic valve selection. The proportion of each surgical procedure was compared for each patient age in the aortic, mitral, and tricuspid positions. The proportion of mechanical valve prostheses was 23...
November 13, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Andrew B Goldstone, Peter Chiu, Michael Baiocchi, Bharathi Lingala, William L Patrick, Michael P Fischbein, Y Joseph Woo
BACKGROUND: In patients undergoing aortic-valve or mitral-valve replacement, either a mechanical or biologic prosthesis is used. Biologic prostheses have been increasingly favored despite limited evidence supporting this practice. METHODS: We compared long-term mortality and rates of reoperation, stroke, and bleeding between inverse-probability-weighted cohorts of patients who underwent primary aortic-valve replacement or mitral-valve replacement with a mechanical or biologic prosthesis in California in the period from 1996 through 2013...
November 9, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
Alejandra Rodriguez-Hernandez, Maria Elena Soto, Jesus Vargas-Barron, Ricardo Marquez, Rafael Bojalil-Parra, Israel Perez-Torres, Jose Luis Salas-Pacheco, Valentin Jimenez-Rojas, Jose Antonio Arias-Godinez, Veronica Guarner-Lans
BACKGROUND: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the inflammatory response in patients with aortic and/or mitral prostheses, and to correlate the level of inflammatory markers with prosthesis functionality. METHODS: A total of 48 patients with biological or mechanical prostheses was included in the study, in which levels of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFα), interleukin (IL)-1, -4, and -6, interferon-gamma (IFNγ), osteopontin (OPN), intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM), vascular cell adhesion molecule (VCAM), endothelin-1 and C-reactive protein were analyzed...
May 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
Bernhard Vennemann, Thomas Rösgen, Paul Philipp Heinisch, Dominik Obrist
The hemodynamic performance of artificial aortic valves (AVs) and the probability for structural valve deterioration can be linked to the valve kinematics. Comparability among different studies is limited because of variations in the experimental setups and physiologic boundary conditions. This study presents results of kinematic measurements of bioprosthetic and mechanical AVs that were tested in an identical experimental setting such that they can be directly compared with each other. The kinematics of AVs is typically presented in the form of the geometric orifice area and its temporal evolution...
October 18, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Djafer Boulanouar
BACKGROUND: Patients with mechanical valvular prostheses are becoming more numerous in our country. Their medical care poses a number of problems in a particular socio-economic context of our geographical regions. AIM: The purpose of this study was to identify the complications of this heart valve replacement surgery by mechanical prostheses and try to compare our results with those of literature. METHODS: From January 1998 to June 2003, 861 patients were operated for acquired valvular heart disease (413 men and 448 women), average age 39±11 years...
November 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
Ignacio J Amat-Santos, Carlos Cortés, Luis Nombela Franco, Antonio J Muñoz-García, Jose Suárez De Lezo, Enrique Gutiérrez-Ibañes, Vicenç Serra, Mariano Larman, Raúl Moreno, Jose M De La Torre Hernandez, Rishi Puri, Pilar Jimenez-Quevedo, José M Hernández García, Juan H Alonso-Briales, Bruno García, Dae-Hyun Lee, Paol Rojas, Teresa Sevilla, Renier Goncalves, Silvio Vera, Itziar Gómez, Josep Rodés-Cabau, José A San Román
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the prognosis and specific complications of patients with prosthetic mitral valves (PMVs) undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). BACKGROUND: TAVR is performed relatively often in patients with PMVs, but specific risks are not well described. METHODS: A multicenter analysis was conducted, including patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis who underwent TAVR at 10 centers...
October 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
Young Joo Suh, Young Jin Kim, Jin Young Kim, Suyon Chang, Dong Jin Im, Yoo Jin Hong, Byoung Wook Choi
BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine the effect of a whole-heart motion-correction algorithm (new-generation snapshot freeze, NG SSF) on the image quality of cardiac computed tomography (CT) images in patients with mechanical valve prostheses compared to standard images without motion correction and to compare the diagnostic accuracy of NG SSF and standard CT image sets for the detection of prosthetic valve abnormalities. METHODS: A total of 20 patients with 32 mechanical valves who underwent wide-coverage detector cardiac CT with single-heartbeat acquisition were included...
November 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
Guglielmo Saitto, Paolo Nardi, Gian P Ussia, Domenico Sergi, Paolo Prati, Marco Russo, Francesco Romeo, Giovanni Ruvolo
: Paravalvular leak (PVL) is an uncommon but serious complication associated with the implantation of prosthetic valves. Following aortic valve replacement, up to 5% of patients affected by PVL develop clinical symptoms of heart failure, hemolysis or both. Percutaneous treatment of PVL has emerged instead of conventional surgery, as a well tolerated and less invasive procedure but remains a challenge. We present the case of a young woman with mechanical aortic and mitral prostheses, who presented surgical aortic PVL caused by a serious frailty of native annulus, became symptomatic after 5 months and was successfully percutaneously treated with an Amplatzer Duct Occluder device...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Sandrine Egron, Buntaro Fujita, Lucía Gullón, Pott Désirée, Thomas Schmitz-Rode, Stephan Ensminger, Ulrich Steinseifer
The goal is to inform in depth on transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) prosthesis mechanical behavior, depending on frame type, design, and size, and how it crucially impacts the oversizing issue in clinical use, and ultimately the procedure outcome. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement is an established therapy for high-risk patients suffering from aortic stenosis, and the indication for TAVR is progressively expanding to intermediate-risk patients. Choosing the optimal oversizing degree is crucial to safely anchor the TAVR valve-which involves limiting the risks for embolism, aortic regurgitation, conductance disturbance, or annulus rupture-and to increase the valve prosthesis performance...
September 5, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
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