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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329138/small-intestinal-submucosa-tricuspid-valve-tube-graft-shows-growth-potential-remodelling-and-physiological-valve-function-in-a-porcine-model%C3%A2
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Diana M Ropcke, Christine Ilkjaer, Marcell J Tjornild, Soren N Skov, Steffen Ringgaard, Vibeke E Hjortdal, Sten L Nielsen
OBJECTIVES: Tricuspid valve reconstruction using small intestinal submucosal extracellular matrix (ECM) designed as a tube graft is possible in severe valve pathology. Using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and digital photograph imaging, valves were evaluated after 6 months in a porcine model. METHODS: Ten 60 kg pigs received a tricuspid valve tube graft. A baseline MRI was performed after 2 weeks ( n  = 8). A follow-up MRI was performed in three of five 6 months' survivors to assess function and haemodynamics of the tricuspid tube graft...
February 27, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327076/myocardial-protection-during-minimally-invasive-cardiac-surgery-through-right-mini-thoracotomy
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Micaela De Palo, Pietro Guida, Florinda Mastro, Daniela Nanna, Teresa A P Quagliara, Ruggiero Rociola, Giosuè Lionetti, Domenico Paparella
BACKGROUND: Myocardial damage is an independent predictor of adverse outcome following cardiac surgery and myocardial protection is one of the key factors to achieve successful outcomes. Cardioplegia with Custodiol is currently the most used cardioplegia during minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS). Different randomized controlled trials compared blood and Custodiol cardioplegia in the context of traditional cardiac surgery. No data are available for MICS. AIM: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of cold blood versus Custodiol cardioplegia during MICS...
April 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324986/electrocardiographic-waveforms-fitness-check-device-technique-for-sudden-cardiac-death-risk-screening
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O J Escalona, M Mendoza
A novel cardiac health device technique development for reliable, non-invasive and cost-effective heart screening in preventive cardiovascular healthcare is presented. In particular, identification of apparently healthy individuals involved in sports activities (particularly in the young, age <; 35 years) who may be at-risk of sudden-cardiac-death (SCD) is mainly focused here. Nevertheless, the same device technique may be prospectively extended for detecting cardiovascular abnormalities in children and adolescents with type1-diabetes, and also in detecting patients with Brugada syndrome...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318147/effects-of-alfapump-system-on-kidney-and-circulatory-function-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-and-refractory-ascites
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Elsa Solà, Santiago Sanchez-Cabús, Ezequiel Rodriguez, Chiara Elia, Raquel Cela, Rebeca Moreira, Elisa Pose, Jordi Sánchez-Delgado, Nuria Cañete, Manuel Morales-Ruiz, Francisco Campos, Jaume Balust, Mónica Guevara, Juan Carlos García-Valdecasas, Pere Ginès
The alfapump system has been proposed as a new treatment for the management of refractory ascites. The system removes ascites from the peritoneal cavity to urinary bladder, producing a continuous low-volume paracentesis. AIM: To investigate the effects of treatment with the alfapump system on kidney and circulatory function in patients with cirrhosis and refractory ascites. METHODS: Prospective study including 10 patients with cirrhosis and refractory ascites. Primary outcomes were changes in glomerular filtration rate (GFR), as assessed by isotopic techniques, and changes in circulatory function assessed by arterial pressure, cardiac output and activity of vasoconstrictor systems...
March 20, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316276/levosimendan-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-dysfunction-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
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Rajendra H Mehta, Jeffrey D Leimberger, Sean van Diepen, James Meza, Alice Wang, Rachael Jankowich, Robert W Harrison, Douglas Hay, Stephen Fremes, Andra Duncan, Edward G Soltesz, John Luber, Soon Park, Michael Argenziano, Edward Murphy, Randy Marcel, Dimitri Kalavrouziotis, Dave Nagpal, John Bozinovski, Wolfgang Toller, Matthias Heringlake, Shaun G Goodman, Jerrold H Levy, Robert A Harrington, Kevin J Anstrom, John H Alexander
Background Levosimendan is an inotropic agent that has been shown in small studies to prevent or treat the low cardiac output syndrome after cardiac surgery. Methods In a multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of levosimendan in patients with a left ventricular ejection fraction of 35% or less who were undergoing cardiac surgery with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass. Patients were randomly assigned to receive either intravenous levosimendan (at a dose of 0...
March 19, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293311/aortic-annulus-enlargement-early-and-long-terms-results
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Selman Dumani, Ermal Likaj, Laureta Dibra, Vera Beca, Saimir Kuci, Ali Refatllari
AIM: Patient-prosthesis mismatch (PPM) is a common occurrence in aortic valve surgery. Even the discussions about the impact of this phenomenon on the results of aortic valve surgery, the management of this problem remain one of the main topics in this kind of surgery. One of the ways of a solution is aortic annulus enlargement. The main topic of this study is to evaluate the early and longterm results of this technique in our country. METHODS: During the period January 2010 -January 2015, 641 patients performed aortic valve surgery...
March 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290239/an-innovative-design-for-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-manikins-based-on-a-human-like-thorax-and-embedded-flow-sensors
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Mark Thielen, Rohan Joshi, Frank Delbressine, Sidarto Bambang Oetomo, Loe Feijs
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation manikins are used for training personnel in performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. State-of-the-art cardiopulmonary resuscitation manikins are still anatomically and physiologically low-fidelity designs. The aim of this research was to design a manikin that offers high anatomical and physiological fidelity and has a cardiac and respiratory system along with integrated flow sensors to monitor cardiac output and air displacement in response to cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This manikin was designed in accordance with anatomical dimensions using a polyoxymethylene rib cage connected to a vertebral column from an anatomical female model...
March 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289632/hemodynamic-adaptations-to-regular-exercise-in-people-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Young Hee Lee, Jin Hyeong Lee, Sung Hoon Kim, Dongsoo Yi, Kyung Joon Oh, Ji Hyun Kim, Tae Jun Park, Hanul Kim, Jae Seung Chang, In Deok Kong
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the real-time cardiovascular response to the progressive overload exercise in different levels of spinal cord injury (SCI), and to find out whether regular exercise has effect on these cardiovascular responses. METHODS: The study enrolled 8 able-bodied individuals in the control group plus 15 SCI subjects who were divided into two groups by their neurological level of injury: high-level SCI group (T6 or above) and low-level SCI group (T7 or below)...
February 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277383/the-use-of-vasopressors-during-spinal-anaesthesia-for-caesarean-section
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Warwick D Ngan Kee
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hypotension remains one of the most researched subjects in obstetric anaesthesia. The purpose of this study is to review the most recent published articles on the use of vasopressors during spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section. RECENT FINDINGS: Despite continued research indicating advantages of phenylephrine over ephedrine, practitioners in some countries continue to favour ephedrine. Recent research has continued to compare the two drugs with some work emerging on high-risk patients...
March 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262914/prophylactic-levosimendan-for-the-prevention-of-low-cardiac-output-syndrome-and-mortality-in-paediatric-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Johanna Hummel, Gerta Rücker, Brigitte Stiller
BACKGROUND: Low cardiac output syndrome remains a serious complication, and accounts for substantial morbidity and mortality in the postoperative course of paediatric patients undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease. Standard prophylactic and therapeutic strategies for low cardiac output syndrome are based mainly on catecholamines, which are effective drugs, but have considerable side effects. Levosimendan, a calcium sensitiser, enhances the myocardial function by generating more energy-efficient myocardial contractility than achieved via adrenergic stimulation with catecholamines...
March 6, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251580/experimental-assessment-of-oxygen-homeostasis-during-acute-hemodilution-the-integrated-role-of-hemoglobin-concentration-and-blood-pressure
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Tiffanie Kei, Nikhil Mistry, Albert K Y Tsui, Elaine Liu, Stephen Rogers, Allan Doctor, David F Wilson, Jean-Francois Desjardins, Kim Connelly, C David Mazer, Gregory M T Hare
BACKGROUND: Low hemoglobin concentration (Hb) and low mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) impact outcomes in critically ill patients. We utilized an experimental model of "normotensive" vs. "hypotensive" acute hemodilutional anemia to test whether optimal tissue perfusion is dependent on both Hb and MAP during acute blood loss and fluid resuscitation, and to assess the value of direct measurements of the partial pressure of oxygen in tissue (PtO2). METHODS: Twenty-nine anesthetized rats underwent 40% isovolemic hemodilution (1:1) (or sham-hemodilution control, n = 4) with either hydroxyethyl starch (HES) (n = 14, normotensive anemia) or saline (n = 11, hypotensive anemia) to reach a target Hb value near 70 g/L...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236850/intermittent-hypoxia-as-a-means-to-improve-aerobic-capacity-in-type-2-diabetes
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R J Leone, S Lalande
Physical inactivity and a low maximal aerobic capacity (VO2max) strongly predict morbidity and mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Patients with T2D have a reduced VO2max when compared with healthy individuals of similar age, weight, and physical activity levels, and this lower aerobic capacity is usually attributed to a reduced oxygen delivery to the working muscles. The oxygen carrying capacity of the blood, as well as increases in cardiac output and blood flow, contribute to the delivery of oxygen to the active muscles during exercise...
March 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236342/maternal-cardiac-output-in-early-labour-a-possible-link-with-obstetrics-risks
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Herbert Valensise, Grazia Maria Tiralongo, Ilaria Pisani, Daniele Farsetti, Damiano Lo Presti, Giulia Gagliardi, Ripalta Marica Basile, Gian Paolo Novelli, Barbara Vasapollo
OBJECTIVE: to verify if the hemodynamic assessment of "low risk" pregnant women at term can improve the identification of patients with a maternal or foetal-neonatal complication during labour MATERIALS AND METHODS: a prospective observational study was conducted on 77 pregnant women at term with diagnosis of initial labour. We obtained haemodynamic indices using the USCOM(®) system. Patients were followed until the end of labour to check for foetal-neonatal and maternal outcomes. RESULTS: Eleven patients (14...
February 25, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227258/electrocardiographic-waveforms-fitness-check-device-technique-for-sudden-cardiac-death-risk-screening
#14
O J Escalona, M Mendoza, O J Escalona, M Mendoza, O J Escalona, M Mendoza
A novel cardiac health device technique development for reliable, non-invasive and cost-effective heart screening in preventive cardiovascular healthcare is presented. In particular, identification of apparently healthy individuals involved in sports activities (particularly in the young, age <; 35 years) who may be at-risk of sudden-cardiac-death (SCD) is mainly focused here. Nevertheless, the same device technique may be prospectively extended for detecting cardiovascular abnormalities in children and adolescents with type1-diabetes, and also in detecting patients with Brugada syndrome...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218213/surgical-treatment-of-double-outlet-right-ventricle-complicated-by-pulmonary-hypertension
#15
Qing-Yu Wu, Dong-Hai Li, Hong-Yin Li, Ming-Kui Zhang, Zhong-Hua Xu, Hui Xue
BACKGROUND: Double outlet right ventricle (DORV) is a group of complex congenital heart abnormalities. Preoperative pulmonary hypertension (PH) is considered an important risk factor for early death during the surgical treatment of DORV. The aim of this study was to report our experience on surgical treatment of DORV complicated by PH. METHODS: From June 2004 to November 2016, 61 patients (36 males and 25 females) aged 2 weeks to 26 years (median: 0.67 years and interquartile range: 0...
February 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218210/optimal-timing-of-surgical-revascularization-for-myocardial-infarction-and-left-ventricular-dysfunction
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Rong Wang, Nan Cheng, Cang-Song Xiao, Yang Wu, Xiao-Yong Sai, Zhi-Yun Gong, Yao Wang, Chang-Qing Gao
BACKGROUND: The optimal timing of surgical revascularization for patients presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and impaired left ventricular function is not well established. This study aimed to examine the timing of surgical revascularization after STEMI in patients with ischemic heart disease and left ventricular dysfunction (LVD) by comparing early and late results. METHODS: From January 2003 to December 2013, there were 2276 patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in our institution...
February 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209349/frequency-of-and-significance-of-physical-frailty-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Quin E Denfeld, Kerri Winters-Stone, James O Mudd, Shirin O Hiatt, Christopher V Chien, Christopher S Lee
Physical frailty is an important prognostic indicator in heart failure (HF); however, few studies have examined the relation between physical frailty and invasive hemodynamics among adults with HF. The purpose of this study was to characterize physical frailty in HF in relation to invasive hemodynamics. We enrolled 49 patients with New York Heart Association class II to IV HF when participants were scheduled for a right-sided cardiac heart catheterization procedure. Physical frailty was measured according to the "frailty phenotype": shrinking, weakness, slowness, physical exhaustion, and low physical activity...
April 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208977/comparison-of-levosimendan-milrinone-and-dobutamine-in-treating-low-cardiac-output-syndrome-following-valve-replacement-surgeries-with-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Sunny, Mohd Yunus, Habib Md Reazaul Karim, Manuj Kumar Saikia, Prithwis Bhattacharyya, Samarjit Dey
INTRODUCTION: Low Cardiac Output Syndrome (LCOS) following Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB) is common and associated with increased mortality. Maintenance of adequate cardiac output is one of the primary objectives in management of such patients. AIM: To compare Levosimendan, Milrinone and Dobutamine for the treatment of LCOS after CPB in patients who underwent valve replacement surgeries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty eligible patients meeting LCOS were allocated into three treatment groups: Group A-Levosimendan (loading dose 10μg/kg over 10 minutes, followed by 0...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197053/large-in-transient-left-ventricular-thrombus-due-to-anabolic-steroid-induced-cardiomyopathy
#19
Feridoun Sabzi, Reza Faraji
The presence of small or moderate size thrombosis is not uncommon in left ventricle (LV) as results of basic co-moribund disease, but huge LV thrombosis that protrudes to aortic valve in the LV outflow tract (LVOT) tract is an exceptionally rare phenomenon. We report a 34-year-old bodybuilder athlete with cardiomyopathy and massive LV thrombosis. The thrombosis extended to LVOT and protruded through the aortic valve in systole and posed a high risk of systemic emboli. The patient underwent open heart surgery, and the clot was removed...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194115/low-level-laser-application-in-the-early-myocardial-infarction-stage-has-no-beneficial-role-in-heart-failure
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Martha T Manchini, Ednei L Antônio, José Antônio Silva Junior, Paulo de Tarso C de Carvalho, Regiane Albertini, Fernando C Pereira, Regiane Feliciano, Jairo Montemor, Stella S Vieira, Vanessa Grandinetti, Amanda Yoshizaki, Marcio Chaves, Móises P da Silva, Rafael do Nascimento de Lima, Danilo S Bocalini, Bruno L de Melo, Paulo J F Tucci, Andrey J Serra
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been targeted as a promising approach that can mitigate post-infarction cardiac remodeling. There is some interesting evidence showing that the beneficial role of the LLLT could persist long-term even after the end of the application, but it remains to be systematically evaluated. Therefore, the present study aimed to test the hypothesis that LLLT beneficial effects in the early post-infarction cardiac remodeling could remain in overt heart failure even with the disruption of irradiations...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
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