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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645241/long-term-outcome-after-right-ventricle-to-pulmonary-artery-conduit-surgery-and-reintervention
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Kristofer Skoglund, Gunnar Svensson, Ulf Thilén, Mikael Dellborg, Peter Eriksson
BACKGROUND: Reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract with a conduit is an established surgical procedure in congenital heart disease and reinterventions are common. OBJECTIVE: An increasing number of patients have a conduit, but there are few population-based studies of long-term outcomes after conduit surgery, reoperations, and transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement. METHODS: In April 2015, all adult patients with a conduit were identified in the Swedish National Registry for Congenital Heart Disease (SWEDCON)...
June 23, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624411/incremental-prognostic-utility-of-left-ventricular-global-longitudinal-strain-in-asymptomatic-patients-with-significant-chronic-aortic-regurgitation-and-preserved-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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Alaa Alashi, Amgad Mentias, Amjad Abdallah, Ke Feng, A Marc Gillinov, L Leonardo Rodriguez, Douglas R Johnston, Lars G Svensson, Zoran B Popovic, Brian P Griffin, Milind Y Desai
OBJECTIVES: We sought to examine the prognostic utility of left ventricular (LV) global longitudinal strain (GLS) in asymptomatic patients with ≥III+ aortic regurgitation (AR), an indexed LV end-systolic dimension of <2.5 cm/m(2), and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). BACKGROUND: Management of asymptomatic patients with severe chronic AR and preserved LVEF is challenging and is typically based on LV dimensions. METHODS: We studied 1,063 such patients (53 ± 16 years; 77% men) seen between 2003 and 2010 (excluding those with symptoms, obstructive coronary artery disease, acute AR/dissection, aortic/mitral stenosis, more than moderate mitral regurgitation, and previous cardiac surgery)...
June 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618423/long-term-clinical-outcomes-of-the-carpentier-edwards-perimount-pericardial-bioprosthesis-in-chinese-patients-with-single-or-multiple-valve-replacement-in-aortic-mitral-or-tricuspid-positions
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Huiming Guo, Cong Lu, Huanlei Huang, Bin Xie, Jian Liu, Shaoyi Zheng, Ruixin Fan, Jimei Chen, Jian Zhuang
OBJECTIVES: To report the safety and efficacy results of a 9- to 15-year follow-up investigation among patients who had received Carpentier-Edwards Perimount (CE-P) bovine pericardial bioprostheses (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA, USA) for valve replacement. METHODS: This retrospective study investigated freedom from structural valve deterioration (SVD) as well as survival and reoperation among different age and etiology groups in patients who were implanted with a CE-P bioprosthesis at Guangdong General Hospital between 2001 and 2007...
June 16, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618323/a-systematic-review-of-trends-in-the-selective-exclusion-of-older-participant-from-randomised-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Miriam Thake, Andrew Lowry
INTRODUCTION: The unjustified exclusion of older participants from clinical trials creates research populations that are non-representative, in turn creating difficulties applying research to the target populations. The aim of this study was to assess the proportion of randomised control trials (RCTs) that have unexplained upper age limits and review whether this proportion is reducing over time. METHODS: All RCTs in BMJ, Lancet, JAMA and NEJM from 1998 to 2015 were reviewed to identify any specified upper-age cut off and, if so, whether this exclusion criterion had an explanation in the text...
June 7, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616273/mid-to-long-term-outcomes-of-bovine-jugular-vein-conduit-implantation-in-chinese-children
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Hui-Feng Zhang, Gang Chen, Ming Ye, Xian-Gang Yan, Qi-Lin Tao, Bing Jia
BACKGROUND: Bovine jugular vein (BJV) conduits are widely applied for surgical reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT). However, relevant studies of valve failure rates and the related risk factors are limited in China. The aim of this study was to assess the BJV prognosis after medium- to long-term follow-up. METHODS: Fifty-three hospital patients implanted with BJV conduits from January 2002 to December 2013 were recruited. Patient information and follow-up prognosis were reviewed retrospectively...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606890/how-to-plan-an-overlap-free-projection-on-cta-or-fluoroscopy-to-facilitate-quantitative-analysis
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Justin Teng, Vincent Nijenhuis, Martin Swaans, Gerald Yong, Carl Schultz
AIMS: Assessment of para-valvular aortic regurgitation remains challenging. Quantitative video-densitometry is an effective technique however overlap of the aorta and left ventricle (LV) limits feasibility. We aimed to develop and validate a method to determine an 'Overlap Free Projection' (OFP). METHODS AND RESULTS: 65 computed tomography scans of patients referred for transcatheter aortic valve implantation were analysed using 3D reconstruction to evaluate the OFP...
June 13, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600386/associations-of-age-and-sex-with-marfan-phenotype-the-national-heart-lung-and-blood-institute-gentac-genetically-triggered-thoracic-aortic-aneurysms-and-cardiovascular-conditions-registry
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Mary J Roman, Richard B Devereux, Liliana R Preiss, Federico M Asch, Kim A Eagle, Kathryn W Holmes, Scott A LeMaire, Cheryl L Maslen, Dianna M Milewicz, Shaine A Morris, Siddharth K Prakash, Reed E Pyeritz, William J Ravekes, Ralph V Shohet, Howard K Song, Jonathan W Weinsaft
BACKGROUND: The associations of age and sex with phenotypic features of Marfan syndrome have not been systematically examined in a large cohort of both children and adults. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated 789 Marfan patients enrolled in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute GenTAC (Genetically Triggered Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Cardiovascular Conditions) Registry (53% male; mean age 31 [range: 1-86 years]). Females aged ≥15 and males aged ≥16 years were considered adults based on average age of skeletal maturity...
June 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599851/experimental-evaluation-of-control-performance-of-mpc-as-a-regulatory-controller
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Mohammad Khan, Malik Tahiyat, Syed Imtiaz, M A A Shoukat Choudhury, Faisal Khan
Proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control is widely practised as the base layer controller in the industry due to its robustness and design simplicity. However, a supervisory control layer over the base layer, namely a model predictive controller (MPC), is becoming increasingly popular with the advent of computer process control. The use of a supervisory layer has led to different control structures. In this study, we perform an objective investigation of several commonly used control structures such as 'Cascaded PI controller', 'DMC cascaded to PI' and 'Direct DMC'...
June 6, 2017: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589566/prevalence-of-optimal-valve-morphology-for-mitraclip-in-patients-with-mitral-regurgitation
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Juan Manuel Monteagudo Ruiz, Covadonga Fernández-Golfín, Dolores Mesa, Teresa González-Alujas, Marta Sitges, Fernando Carrasco-Chinchilla, Chi-Hion Li, Antonio Grande-Trillo, Amparo Martínez, Javier Matabuena, David Alonso-Rodríguez, Iolanda Aquila, José Luis Zamorano
AIMS: To evaluate how often patients with moderate-to-severe or severe mitral regurgitation (MR) meet the anatomical criteria for MitraClip implant and to examine the role of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) for this task. METHODS AND RESULTS: From February to June 2015, all patients undergoing a TTE in nine Spanish hospitals were prospectively included. Patients with moderate-to-severe and severe mitral regurgitation were selected for analysis. Anatomical eligibility criteria for MitraClip were defined according to the EVEREST trial...
June 7, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587220/a-novel-real-time-path-servo-control-of-a-hardware-in-the-loop-for-a-large-stroke-asymmetric-rod-less-pneumatic-system-under-variable-loads
#10
Hao-Ting Lin
This project aims to develop a novel large stroke asymmetric pneumatic servo system of a hardware-in-the-loop for path tracking control under variable loads based on the MATLAB Simulink real-time system. High pressure compressed air provided by the air compressor is utilized for the pneumatic proportional servo valve to drive the large stroke asymmetric rod-less pneumatic actuator. Due to the pressure differences between two chambers, the pneumatic actuator will operate. The highly nonlinear mathematical models of the large stroke asymmetric pneumatic system were analyzed and developed...
June 4, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579790/comparison-of-the-clinical-features-and-outcomes-of-infective-endocarditis-between-hemodialysis-and-non-hemodialysis-patients
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Ching-Chung Hsiao, Cheng-Hao Weng, Yi-Jung Li, Hsin-Hsu Wu, Yung-Chang Chen, Yu-Ming Chen, Hsiang-Hao Hsu, Ya-Chung Tian
Hemodialysis (HD) patients are more susceptible to infective endocarditis (IE) due to the increased risk of bacterial invasion through intravascular access. However, it remains unclear whether the causative organisms and outcomes of IE in HD patients differ from those in non-HD patients. This study clarified the differences in clinical presentation and outcomes between HD and non-HD patients. At our hospital, we performed a retrospective study of 39 HD and 51 non-HD patients with echocardiography-confirmed IE between June 2000 and February 2007...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573754/mitral-regurgitation-severity-and-left-ventricular-systolic-dimension-predict-survival-in-young-cavalier-king-charles-spaniels
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M J Reimann, J E Møller, J Häggström, T Martinussen, S S C Zatrazemi, L Svanholm, L B M Nielsen, H D Pedersen, L H Olsen
BACKGROUND: Development and progression of myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) in dogs are difficult to predict. Identification at a young age of dogs at high risk of adverse outcome in the future is desirable. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To study the predictive value of selected clinical and echocardiographic characteristics associated with MMVD obtained at a young age for prediction of long-term cardiac and all-cause mortality in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (CKCS)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567700/different-impact-of-aortic-regurgitation-assessed-by-aortic-root-angiography-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-according-to-baseline-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-and-n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide
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Hidehiro Kaneko, Frank Hoelschermann, Thomas Schau, Grit Tambor, Michael Neuss, Christian Butter
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an alternative therapeutic option for severe aortic stenosis. Aortic regurgitation (AR) is commonly observed after TAVI and increases the mortality rate. We hypothesized that the influence of significant AR, defined as that more severe than mild AR, on survival rate after TAVI might differ according to the baseline left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-pro BNP) level. We categorized 856 patients who underwent transfemoral TAVI into 2 groups according to their baseline LVEF (<40 and ≥40%) and NT-pro BNP levels (≤5000 and >5000 pg/mL)...
May 31, 2017: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552430/pulmonary-hypertension-with-left-heart-disease-prevalence-temporal-shifts-in-etiologies-and-outcome
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Tatyana Weitsman, Giora Weisz, Rivka Farkash, Marc Klutstein, Adi Butnaru, David Rosenmann, Tal Hasin
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary hypertension has many causes. While It's conventionally thought that the most prevalent is left heart disease, little information about it's proportion, causes and implications on outcome is available. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between 1993-2015, 12,115 of 66,949 (18%) first adult transthoracic echocardiograms were found to have tricuspid incompetence gradient≥40mmHg, a pulmonary hypertension surrogate. Left heart disease was identified in 8306 (69%) and included valve malfunction in 4115 (49%), left ventricular systolic dysfunction in 2557 (31%), and diastolic dysfunction in 1776 (21%)...
May 25, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544120/prognostic-significance-of-aortic-valve-gradient-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Guy Witberg, Arik Finkelstein, Issi Barbash, Abid Assali, Yaron Shapira, Amit Segev, Amir Halkin, Paul Fefer, Jeremy Ben-Shoshan, Maayan Konigstein, Alexander Sagie, Victor Guetta, Ran Kornowski, Alon Barsheshet
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of baseline aortic valve gradient (AVG) both as a continuous and a categorical variable on mortality in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), focusing on the high-gradient severe aortic stenosis (AS) patients. BACKGROUND: Identifying new predictors of mortality in the TAVR population can help refine risk stratification and improve the patient selection process for this procedure. So far, AVG has mainly been studied as a categorical variable and there is a paucity of data on its prognostic value as a continuous variable, especially in patients with high AVG AS, who constitute the majority of patients referred for TAVR...
May 22, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532777/predictive-value-of-age-adjusted-charlson-co-morbidity-index-for-1-3-and-5-year-mortality-in-patients-requiring-transcatheter-mitral-valve-repair
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Mike Saji, Marc R Katz, Gorav Ailawadi, Dale E Fowler, Michael Ragosta, D Scott Lim
Co-morbidities increase markedly with aging, and they often negatively affect its prognosis. Although mortality with transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVr) is significantly less than for open mitral valve surgery in patients at high surgical risk, it remains a concern to identify which patients will benefit from this treatment. Some prognostic metrics have been reported to guide better patient selection; however, universal risk stratification measures have not been established. This study aimed to determine if age-adjusted Charlson co-morbidity index (CCI) could predict mortality in patients who underwent TMVr and to assess its discriminatory performance in long-term outcomes...
July 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502690/the-clinical-effect-of-postoperative-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-on-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-a-retrospective-and-comparative-analysis-of-61-patients-with-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt
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Lin Yang, Xingdong Wang, Yuping Li, Lang Chen, Zhengcun Yan, Lei She, Jun Dong
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to examine the clinical effect of postoperative hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy on symptoms and signs in the ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt insertion treatment of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 61 patients treated at our institution for iNPH since 2007. Patients were stratified into 2 groups according to undergoing pure VP shunt with gravitational valves (Group 1) or combined with postoperative HBO therapy (Group 2)...
May 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498897/which-technique-of-cusp-repair-is-durable-in-reimplantation-procedure-%C3%A2
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Hiroshi Tanaka, Hiroaki Takahashi, Takeshi Inoue, Takashi Matsueda, Tatsuya Oda, Noriyuki Abe, Yoshikatsu Nomura, Yasuko Gotake, Yutaka Okita
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to ascertain the durability of cusp repair techniques used in reimplantation procedures. METHODS: Between 2000 and 2015, 249 patients (mean age, 49 ± 17 years) with aortic insufficiency underwent the reimplantation procedure. The pathology was acute aortic dissection in 24 and non-dissection in 225 patients. Preoperative aortic regurgitation (AR) was absent in 9, 1+ in 19, 2+ in 20, 3+ in 71 and 4+ in 120 patients. The mean aortic root and ascending aortic diameters were 47 ± 9 mm and 38 ± 7 mm, respectively...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497569/early-onset-of-efficacy-and-consistency-of-response-across-multiple-migraine-attacks-from-the-randomized-compass-study-avp-825-breath-powered-%C3%A2-exhalation-delivery-system-sumatriptan-nasal-powder-vs-oral-sumatriptan
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Stephen Silberstein, Paul K Winner, Peter J McAllister, Stewart J Tepper, Rashmi Halker, Ramy A Mahmoud, Joao Siffert
OBJECTIVE: To further characterize the clinical utility of AVP-825 based on additional prespecified outcomes and post hoc analyses of COMPASS, a Phase 3 comparative efficacy trial of AVP-825 vs 100 mg oral sumatriptan (NCT01667679). AVP-825 was approved in January 2016 by the US Food and Drug Administration under the name ONZETRA(®) Xsail(®) (sumatriptan nasal powder) for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults. BACKGROUND: AVP-825 is a delivery system that uses a patient's own breath to deliver low-dose sumatriptan powder to the upper posterior regions of the nasal cavity beyond the narrow nasal valve, areas lined with vascular mucosa conducive to rapid drug absorption into the systemic circulation...
May 11, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494128/alcohol-consumption-cigarette-smoking-and-incidence-of-aortic-valve-stenosis
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S C Larsson, A Wolk, M Bäck
BACKGROUND: Alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking are modifiable lifestyle factors with important impact on public health. It is unclear whether these factors influence the risk of aortic valve stenosis (AVS). OBJECTIVE: To investigate the associations of alcohol consumption and smoking, including smoking intensity and time since cessation, with AVS incidence in two prospective cohorts. METHODS: This analysis was based on data from the Swedish Mammography Cohort and the Cohort of Swedish Men, comprising 69 365 adults without cardiovascular disease at baseline...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
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