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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141071/usefulness-of-total-12-lead-qrs-voltage-as-a-clue-to-diagnosis-of-patients-with-cardiac-sarcoidosis-severe-enough-to-warrant-orthotopic-heart-transplant
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William C Roberts, Tiffany M Becker, Shelley A Hall
Importance: Severe heart failure caused by cardiac sarcoidosis is difficult to diagnosis without biopsy. Objective: To assess whether total electrocardiographic 12-lead QRS voltage may be a clue to diagnosis. Design, Setting, Participants: Case-series study with cases collected at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, from January 13, 2005, to January 24, 2017. The clinical records of 16 patients with severe heart failure caused by cardiac sarcoidosis were studied...
November 15, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128265/atrial-flutter-has-less-left-atrial-spontaneous-contrast-and-higher-left-atrial-appendage-emptying-velocity-compared-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Jennifer J Huang, Sridhar Reddy, Tam H Truong, Prakash Suryanarayana, Joseph S Alpert
BACKGROUND: The risk of stroke and thromboembolism in atrial fibrillation is established. There are clear guidelines in anticoagulation management of patient's with atrial fibrillation, however, the evidence surrounding the risk of thromboembolism in patients with atrial flutter is not as clear. We hypothesized that atrial flutter would have indicators of less risk for thromboembolism compared with atrial fibrillation on transesophageal echocardiography (TEE); thereby possibly leading to a lower stroke risk...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126689/the-feasibility-and-impact-of-routine-combined-limited-transthoracic-echocardiography-and-lung-ultrasound-on-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-admitted-to-icu-a-prospective-observational-study
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Kavi Haji, Darsim Haji, David J Canty, Alistair G Royse, Dhaksha Tharmaraj, Meor Azraee, Lynda Hopkins, Collin F Royse
OBJECTIVES: Limited transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and lung ultrasound increasingly is performed in the intensive care unit (ICU), though used in a goal-directed rather than routine manner. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTINGS: Tertiary ICU. PARTICIPANTS: Ninety-three critically ill participants within 24 hours of admission to ICU. METHODS: A treating intensivist documented a clinical diagnosis and management plan before and after combined limited TTE and lung ultrasound...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122894/dyspnoea-in-lupus
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Jeremy Fleri Soler, Andrew Borg, Cecilia Mercieca
A 32-year-old woman suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus presented with a 6-week history of progressive dyspnoea and pleuritic chest pain. Examination was normal apart from reduced air entry at the lung bases.Arterial blood gases showed hypoxaemia and chest X-ray revealed raised hemidiaphragms without any pleural effusions. Lung function showed a restrictive pathology while high-resolution chest CT and CT pulmonary angiogram were negative. Echocardiography showed normal ventricular diameters and no pericardial effusion...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118301/two-incision-totally-thoracoscopic-approach-for-mitral-valve-replacement
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Guochang Zhao, Jie Gao, Yan Liu, Song Gu, Yulin Guo, Bin Xie, Pi Xiong Su
Totally thoracosopic mitral valve replacement (MVR) has been applied to mitral stenosis for many years. Three working ports are usually necessary, among which the longest port ranges from 6 to 8 cm. This study aimed to determine the safety and feasibility of the two-incision totally thoracoscopic approach for MVR, with the longest incision of 3 cm.From January 2014 to February 2016, 90 patients with mitral valve stenosis were retrospectively analyzed. Thirty-six (40%) patients were included in the two-incision group and 54 patients were operated on using the sternotomy approach...
November 8, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117501/mitral-valve-in-valve-ring-and-other-percutaneous-treatments-of-surgical-failures
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REVIEW
Mackram F Eleid
Re-do mitral valve surgery is associated with high morbidity and mortality. In recent years a variety of percutaneous repair techniques of surgical failures have emerged as safe and effective treatment options for several post-surgical problems including bioprosthetic mitral valve failure, prosthetic regurgitation or stenosis following annuloplasty, and periprosthetic regurgitation. This review will cover the indications, techniques and outcomes of these novel percutaneous therapies.
November 5, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115016/pulmonary-hypertension-in-stiff-left-atrial-syndrome-pathogenesis-and-treatment-in-one
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Micha T Maeder, Reto Nägele, Philipp Rohner, Daniel Weilenmann
We present the rare case of a patient with pulmonary hypertension in the context of the stiff left atrial syndrome after extensive catheter ablation, a unique constellation characterized by high pulmonary artery and pulmonary artery wedge pressures due to left atrial dysfunction but normal left ventricular end-diastolic pressure, normal mitral valve, and absence pulmonary vein stenosis. This patient was surprisingly oligosymptomatic, however, which may have been due to a persistent post-puncture atrial septal defect, which may have allowed for controlled left atrial decompression, which is in line with the novel concept of the catheter-based creation of an intracardiac shunt as a treatment for heart failure...
November 8, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114917/pulmonary-arterial-pressure-detects-functional-mitral-stenosis-after-annuloplasty-for-primary-mitral-regurgitation-an-exercise-stress-echocardiographic-study
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Niloufar Samiei, Marzieh Tajmirriahi, Ali Rafati, Yeganeh Pasebani, Yousef Rezaei, Saeid Hosseini
INTRODUCTION: The restrictive mitral valve annuloplasty (RMA) is the treatment of choice for degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR), but postoperative functional mitral stenosis remains a matter of debate. In this study, we sought to determine the impact of mitral stenosis on the functional capacity of patients. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, 32 patients with degenerative MR who underwent RMA using a complete ring were evaluated. All participants performed treadmill exercise test and underwent echocardiographic examinations before and after exercise...
November 8, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106557/surgical-results-of-mitral-valve-repair-for-congenital-mitral-valve-stenosis-in-paediatric-patients
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Sungkyu Cho, Woong-Han Kim, Jae Gun Kwak, Jeong Ryul Lee, Yong Jin Kim
OBJECTIVES: Mitral valve (MV) repairs have been performed in paediatric patients with congenital MV stenosis. However, congenital MV stenosis lesions are a heterogeneous group of lesions, and their repair remains challenging. METHODS: From March 1999 to September 2014, MV repair was performed in 22 patients with congenital MV stenosis. The median age was 10.3 months (ranging from 22 days to 9.1 years), and the mean body weight was 7.9 ± 4.0 kg at the time of the operation...
July 4, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105964/simultaneous-transcatheter-transfemoral-aortic-and-transeptal-mitral-valve-replacement-using-edward-sapien-s3
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Zaher Fanari, Hadi Mahmaljy, Shalish Nandish, Nilesh J Goswami
Patients with concomitant severe aortic stenosis (AS) and severe mitral stenosis (MS) with mitral annular calcification (MAC) constitute an elderly high-risk population with multiple baseline comorbidities that coexist even before they develop severe valvular dysfunction. Transcatheter mitral valve replacements (TMVR) offer an alternative option for high-risk patient with severe MS with MAC. A simultaneous transfemoral Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and transseptal TMVR is feasible and offers the least invasive approach of management...
November 6, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104738/clinical-outcomes-of-tricuspid-valve-repair-accompanying-left-sided-heart-disease
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Kasra Azarnoush, Ahmad S Nadeemy, Bruno Pereira, Massoud A Leesar, Céline Lambert, Alaa Azhari, Vedat Eljezi, Nicolas Dauphin, Etienne Geoffroy, Lionel Camilleri
AIM: To determine whether the need for additional tricuspid valve repair is an independent risk factor when surgery is required for a left-sided heart disease. METHODS: One hundred and eighty patients (68 ± 12 years, 79 males) underwent tricuspid annuoplasty. Cox proportional-hazards regression model for multivariate analysis was performed for variables found significant in univariate analyses. RESULTS: Tricuspid regurgitation etiology was functional in 154 cases (86%), organic in 16 cases (9%), and mixed in 10 cases (6%), respectively...
October 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102206/morphologic-and-histologic-findings-in-bioprosthetic-valves-explanted-from-the-mitral-position-in-children-younger-than-5-years-of-age
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Laura Gellis, Christopher W Baird, Sitaram Emani, Michele Borisuk, Kimberlee Gauvreau, Robert F Padera, Stephen P Sanders
BACKGROUND: Mitral valve replacement (MVR) in very young children is challenging. This study investigates the mechanisms for early bioprosthetic valve failure in very young patients through review of the macroscopic and microscopic findings in explanted bioprosthetic valves. METHODS: Patients who underwent MVR with a bioprosthetic valve at Boston Children's Hospital between January 2010 to April 2016 at <5 years of age were the subjects of this study. Valve failure was defined as prosthetic mitral valve explantation with mitral valve re-replacement...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098879/regulation-of-circulating-chromogranin-b-levels-in-heart-failure
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Felix M Heidrich, Carolin Melz, Mimi S Buechau, Christian Pfluecke, Silvio Quick, Uwe Speiser, David M Poitz, Antje Augstein, Tobias Ruf, Nadine K Wäßnig, Akram Youssef, Ruth H Strasser, Stephan Wiedemann
BACKGROUND: Chromogranin B (CGB) regulates B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) production. Circulating CGB levels are elevated in heart failure (HF) animal models and HF patients, but also increase in healthy individuals in response to physical activity. Therefore, CGB seems to integrate information from myocardial stress and systemic neuro-endocrine activation. Substantial gaps remain in our understanding of CGB regulation in HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a retrospective registry study including 372 patients...
November 3, 2017: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093770/associates-and-prognosis-of-giant-left-atrium-single-center-experience
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Hyoeun Kim, Young-Ah Park, Sung Min Choi, Hyemoon Chung, Jong-Youn Kim, Pil-Ki Min, Young Won Yoon, Byoung Kwon Lee, Bum-Kee Hong, Se-Joong Rim, Hyuck Moon Kwon, Eui-Young Choi
Background: Left atrial (LA) remodeling develops as a result of longstanding pressure overload. However, determinants and clinical outcome of excessive remodeling, so called giant left atrium (GLA), are not clear. Methods: Clinical characteristics of patients with GLA (antero-posterior diameter higher than 65 mm), including echo-Doppler parameters, and follow-up clinical outcomes from a tertiary referral hospital were investigated. Results: Among 68519 consecutive primary patients who underwent echocardiography over a period of 10 years, data from 163 GLA cases (0...
September 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092748/development-of-mitral-stenosis-after-mitral-valve-repair-importance-of-mitral-valve-area
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Kwan Leung Chan, Shin-Yee Chen, Thierry Mesana, Buu Khanh Lam
BACKGROUND: The development of mitral stenosis (MS) is not uncommon after mitral valve (MV) repair for degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR), but the significance of MS in this setting has not been defined. METHODS: We prospectively studied 110 such patients who underwent supine bicycle exercise testing to assess intracardiac hemodynamics at rest and at peak exercise. B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels were measured at rest and after the exercise test. The patients also performed the 6-minute walk test and completed the 36-Item Short Form Survey (SF-36)...
September 11, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092127/iatrogenic-lutembacher-syndrome-after-percutaneous-mitral-commissurotomy
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Theodoros D Karamitsos, Chrysovalantou Nikolaidou, Athanasios Koutsakis, Kyriakos Anastasiadis, Charalambos Karvounis, Stavros Hadjimiltiades
Atrial septal defects (ASDs) are common immediately after percutaneous mitral commissurotomy (PMC). They are usually small, hemodynamically insignificant, and tend to decrease or disappear within 6 to 12 months. Herein, a case is described of persistent ASD in a patient with mitral valve stenosis who had undergone successful PMC three years previously. The patient had signs and symptoms of right heart failure and severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR) with borderline right ventricular systolic function on echocardiography, in addition to the ASD...
May 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092120/immunologic-responses-in-biological-and-mechanical-valve-prostheses-inflammation-and-functionality-are-not-always-related
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075526/supravalvar-mitral-ring-with-a-parachute-mitral-valve-and-subcoarctation-of-the-aorta-in-a-child-with-hemodynamically-significant-vsd-a-study-of-the-morphology-echocardiographic-diagnostics-and-surgical-therapy
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Wojciech Mądry, Maciej A Karolczak, Krzysztof Grabowski
The authors present a case of echocardiographic diagnosis of supravalvar mitral ring (a fibromembranous structure that arose from the atrial surface of the mitral leaflets) in a child with a parachute mitral valve, a ventricular septal defect, and mild narrowing of the aortic isthmus. The supravalvar mitral stenosis is a typical but very infrequently detected element of the complex of anatomical abnormalities located within the left heart and the proximal aorta, called the Shone's complex (syndrome). Diagnosing an additional, hemodynamically significant anatomic defect during echocardiography was possible thanks to the detection of marked mobility limitation of the ring-adjacent part of the mitral valve mural leaflet as well as of an atypical image of turbulence occurring during the inflow from the left atrium to the left ventricle...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067708/preliminary-study-of-the-application-of-transthoracic-echocardiography-guided-three-dimensional-printing-for-the-assessment-of-structural-heart-disease
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Yanbo Zhu, Jianshi Liu, Lianqun Wang, Xin Guan, Yongjuan Luo, Jie Geng, Qingguo Geng, Yunjia Lin, Lixia Zhang, Xixue Li, Yaping Lu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility and diagnostic value of a preoperative transthoracic echocardiography-guided three-dimensional printed model (TTE-guided 3DPM) for the assessment of structural heart disease (SHD). METHODS: Fourty-four patients underwent cardiac surgery at Tianjin Chest Hospital. The patients were preoperatively assessed using TTE-guided 3DPM, which was compared to conventional three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (3DTTE) along with direct intraoperative findings, which were considered the "gold standard...
October 25, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066331/mitral-stenosis-after-mitral-valve-repair-for-degenerative-mitral-regurgitation-lessons-learned
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EDITORIAL
Harold L Lazar
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August 19, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
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