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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329330/three-port-one-incision-plus-two-port-endoscopic-mitral-valve-surgery-without-robotic-assistance%C3%A2
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Toshiaki Ito, Atsuo Maekawa, Satoshi Hoshino, Yasunari Hayashi, Sadanari Sawaki, Junji Yanagisawa, Masayoshi Tokoro
OBJECTIVES: Totally endoscopic minimally invasive mitral valve surgery (MIMVS) is technically demanding and often performed with robotic assistance. We hypothesized that three-port video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) would facilitate endoscopic MIMVS and evaluated its feasibility and safety. METHODS: From October 2010 to June 2016, we performed first-time MIMVS in 250 consecutive patients (122 male), with median age of 65 years (54-73 years, 25-75 percentile)...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329237/extensive-infective-endocarditis-of-the-aortic-root-and-the-aortic-mitral-continuity-a-mitral-valve-sparing-approach%C3%A2
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Anton Tomšic, Adriaan W Schneider, Meindert Palmen, Thomas J van Brakel, Michel I M Versteegh, Robert J M Klautz
OBJECTIVES: Severe cases of infective endocarditis (IE) of the aortic valve can cause aortic root destruction and affect the surrounding structures, including the aortic-mitral continuity, the anterior mitral valve leaflet and the roof of the left atrium. Reconstruction after resection of all infected tissue remains challenging. We describe our surgical approach and the mid-term results. METHODS: Between January 2004 and December 2015, 35 patients underwent surgery for extensive IE of the aortic valve with destruction of the aortic root, the aortic-mitral continuity and the mitral valve...
February 23, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325766/staphylococcal-%C3%AE-toxin-modulates-human-aortic-endothelial-cell-and-platelet-function-through-sphingomyelinase-and-biofilm-ligase-activities
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Alfa Herrera, Katarina Kulhankova, Vijay K Sonkar, Sanjana Dayal, Aloysius J Klingelhutz, Wilmara Salgado-Pabón, Patrick M Schlievert
Staphylococcus aureus causes many infections, such as skin and soft tissue, pneumonia, osteomyelitis, and infective endocarditis (IE). IE is an endovascular infection of native and prosthetic valves and the lining of the heart; it is characterized by the formation of cauliflower-like "vegetations" composed of fibrin, platelets, other host factors, bacteria, and bacterial products. β-Toxin is an S. aureus virulence factor that contributes to the microorganism's ability to cause IE. This cytolysin has two enzymatic activities: sphingomyelinase (SMase) and biofilm ligase...
March 21, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315148/a-case-of-cardiac-tamponade-due-to-an-isolated-abscess-in-the-ascending-aorta-of-a-pregnant-woman-with-a-history-of-intravenous-substance-abuse
#4
Brandy Shattuck, John Livingstone
We describe the case of a 23-year-old white female, 10-12 weeks pregnant, with a history of intravenous drug use and a recently diagnosed pneumonia, who was found deceased in her bed after a night of sleep. Although postmortem serum toxicology tested positive for alprazolam, tetrahydrocannabinol, and morphine, the ultimate cause of death was determined to be cardiac tamponade secondary to an isolated abscess in the ascending aorta. The patient had several risk factors for aortic rupture and cardiac tamponade including intravenous drug use, pneumonia, and pregnancy...
March 17, 2017: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293002/-dehiscence-of-the-pericardial-patch-after-surgical-treatment-of-active-infective-aortic-valve-endocarditis-with-reconstruction-of-the-aortic-annulus-using-a-glutaraldehyde-treated-autologous-pericardium
#5
Kazufumi Yoshida, Naoto Fukunaga, Shigeki Koizumi, Kenta Nishiya, Yasuhiro Matsuda, Masanosuke Ishigami, Atsushi Nagasawa, Ryuzo Sakata, Tadaaki Koyama
A 50-year-old man was admitted with fever and chill sensation 6 months ago. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) showed left and right coronary cusp prolapses and a thickened tissue of the aortic curtain. Congestive heart failure due to active infective aortic valve endocarditis was diagnosed, and he underwent aortic valve replacement. The aortic annulus was reconstructed using a glutaraldehydetreated autologous pericardium. Six months after surgery, TTE showed severe aortic regurgitation and saccular change in the aortic annulus...
March 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292662/cytomegalovirus-duodenitis-associated-with-life-threatening-duodenal-hemorrhage-in-an-immunocompetent-patient-a-case-report
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Lucy Shen, David Youssef, Suzan Abu-Abed, Sangita K Malhotra, Kenneth Atkinson, Elena Vikis, George Melich, Shawn MacKenzie
INTRODUCTION: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is known to be opportunistic in immunocompromised patients. However, there have been emerging cases of severe CMV infections found in immunocompetent patients. Gastrointestinal (GI) CMV disease is the most common manifestation affecting immunocompetent patients, with duodenal involvement being exceedingly rare. Presented is a case of an immunocompetent patient with life-threatening bleeding caused by CMV duodenitis, requiring surgical intervention. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 60-year-old male with history of disseminated Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) bacteremia and aortic valve infective endocarditis, presented with life-threatening upper GI hemorrhage...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290180/non-bacterial-thrombotic-endocarditis-of-aortic-valve-due-to-hypereosinophilic-syndrome
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Harveen Lamba, Salil Deo, Salah Altarabsheh, Yakov Elgudin, Allen Markowitz, Soon Park
Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) is a rare hematological disorder, which may present with cardiac involvement. The case is presented of a 61-year-old male patient with isolated aortic stenosis secondary to non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis and HES. The patient underwent successful aortic valve replacement with a bioprosthesis and remained recurrence-free at the 18-month follow up. A review of the current literature is also presented and cardiac manifestations, clinical presentation and surgical issues in the care of patients with this rare condition are discussed...
November 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290176/valve-dehiscence-after-bentall-procedure-the-detrimental-traits-of-propionibacterium
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Robert A F de Lind van Wijngaarden, Richard van Valen, Jos A Bekkers, Ad J J C Bogers
The present case exemplified the detrimental traits of prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Propionibacterium acnes. As a baby, the patient had a congenital cardiac defect with truncus arteriosus type I with interrupted aortic arch and open ductus Botalli, and had undergone several operations. However, at 18 months after a Bentall procedure performed 29 years later he presented with major prosthetic dehiscence due to endocarditis. The patient underwent a high-risk reoperation for a re-do Bentall procedure and was treated postoperatively with intravenous antibiotics consisting of vancomycin for five weeks and penicillin and rifampicin each for six weeks...
November 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290166/long-term-outcome-of-the-sorin-freedom-solo-stentless-aortic-valve
#9
Torsten Christ, Benjamin Claus, Christina Zielinski, Volkmar Falk, Herko Grubitzsch
BACKGROUND: The Sorin Freedom SOLO valve is a third-generation stentless aortic valve which shows beneficial hemodynamic performance compared to stented bioprostheses. Long-term results regarding hemodynamics, the durability of the valve, and patient outcome are scarce, and their acquisition was the aim of this single-center study. METHODS: Between 2005 and 2006, a total of 68 consecutive patients (30 males, 38 females; mean age at surgery 76.1 ± 6.3 years) underwent aortic valve replacement with a Sorin Freedom SOLO prosthesis...
November 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290163/morphological-and-clinical-findings-of-explanted-carpentier-edwards-perimount-pericardial-valve-in-the-aortic-position
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Jessica Forcillo, Pierre-Olivier Dionne, Philippe Demers, Louis P Perrault, Raymond Cartier, Denis Bouchard, Michel Carrier, Michel Pellerin
BACKGROUND: Freedom from structural valve deterioration (SVD) at 15 years with the Carpentier-Edwards (CE) Perimount pericardial valve in the aortic position was 60% in patients aged <60 years compared to 90% and 99% in patients aged 60-70 years and >70 years, respectively. The study aim was to focus on the causes of SVD requiring valve explant according to three different age groups: <60 years, 60-70 years, and >70 years. The short- and longterm clinical results of the patient cohort, followed for 25 years, are presented...
November 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285787/thrombus-or-vegetation-a-mystery-causing-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-with-infective-endocarditis-of-mechanical-aortic-valve
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Safi U Khan, Ahmad N Lone, Charumathi Raghu Subramanian, Michael DePersis, Daniel Sporn
Acute myocardial infarction (MI) in the setting of infective endocarditis (IE) of mechanical cardiac valve is a rare phenomenon. The most challenging aspect is the recognition between septic embolus versus thromboembolism from prosthesis in the setting of sub-therapeutic INR especially when the coronary vasculature is normal and etiology is not clear. We are presenting a case of 56-year-old patient who developed ST elevation MI during treatment of IE of mechanical aortic valve. Cardiac catheterization showed a very subtle blockade at most distal end of LAD therefore percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) could not be carried out...
March 7, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279317/outcomes-after-paravalvular-leak-closure-transcatheter-versus-surgical-approaches
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John A Wells, Jose F Condado, Norihiko Kamioka, Andy Dong, Andrew Ritter, Stamatios Lerakis, Stephen Clements, James Stewart, Bradley Leshnower, Robert Guyton, Jessica Forcillo, Ateet Patel, Vinod H Thourani, Peter C Block, Vasilis Babaliaros
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare outcomes of transcatheter intervention (TI) versus surgical intervention (SI) for paravalvular leak (PVL). BACKGROUND: Data comparing the treatment of PVL with TI and SI are limited. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted comparing baseline characteristics, procedural details, and 1-year survival in consecutive patients who underwent TI or SI for moderate or greater PVL from 2007 to 2016...
March 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272209/dissection-of-the-interventricular-septum-echocardiographic-features
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Xiaoyan Gu, Yihua He, Shurong Luan, Ying Zhao, Lin Sun, Hongjia Zhang, J V Ian Nixon
Dissection of the interventricular septum (IVS) is an extremely rare entity. An institutional echocardiographic database was retrospectively reviewed; 13 patients with a diagnosis of IVS dissection were found and confirmed by cardiac surgery. The purposes of the study were: to determine the value of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in establishing the diagnosis of IVS dissection, and to detail the TTE features of IVS dissection.Thirteen patients with IVS dissection diagnosed by TTE, 8 males and 5 females were taken from 789,114 TTE studies performed between 1985 and 2014...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262292/combined-aortic-root-replacement-and-mitral-valve-surgery-the-quest-to-preserve-both-valves
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Hoda Javadikasgari, Eric E Roselli, Muhammad Aftab, Rakesh M Suri, Milind Y Desai, Mitra Khosravi, Frank Cikach, Monica Isabella, Jay J Idrees, Sajjad Raza, Bassman Tappuni, Brian P Griffin, Lars G Svensson, A Marc Gillinov
OBJECTIVES: Coexisting aortic root and mitral valve pathology is increasingly recognized among patients undergoing surgery. We characterized the pathology and surgical outcomes of patients with combined aortic root and mitral disease. METHODS: From 1987 to 2016, 118 patients (age 52.40 ± 17.71 years) underwent concomitant aortic root and mitral procedures (excluding aortic stenosis, endocarditis, and reoperations). Aortic root pathologies included degenerative aneurysm (94%) and aortic dissection (6%)...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251911/sex-differences-in-phenotypes-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-and-aortopathy-insights-from-a-large-multicenter-international-registry
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William K F Kong, Madelien V Regeer, Arnold C T Ng, Louise McCormack, Kian Keong Poh, Tiong Cheng Yeo, Miriam Shanks, Sarah Parent, Roxana Enache, Bogdan A Popescu, James W Yip, Lawrence Ma, Vasileios Kamperidis, Enno T van der Velde, Bart Mertens, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax
BACKGROUND: This large multicenter, international bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) registry aimed to define the sex differences in prevalence, valve morphology, dysfunction (aortic stenosis/regurgitation), aortopathy, and complications (endocarditis and aortic dissection). METHODS AND RESULTS: Demographic, clinical, and echocardiographic data at first presentation of 1992 patients with BAV (71.5% men) were retrospectively analyzed. BAV morphology and valve function were assessed; aortopathy configuration was defined as isolated dilatation of the sinus of Valsalva or sinotubular junction, isolated dilatation of the ascending aorta distal to the sinotubular junction, or diffuse dilatation of the aortic root and ascending aorta...
March 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242079/long-term-follow-up-after-the-ross-procedure-a-single-center-22-year-experience
#16
Adriaan W Schneider, Hein Putter, Robert J M Klautz, Eline F Bruggemans, Eduard R Holman, Regina Bökenkamp, Mark G Hazekamp
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to analyze long-term outcomes after the Ross procedure, focusing on autograft function and risk of reoperation in time. METHODS: Between February 1994 and February 2016, 154 patients underwent the Ross (n = 105) and Ross-Konno (n = 49) procedure at our institution and were included in this study. Data were collected retrospectively from patients' medical records or through telephone contact. Competing risks analyses were performed to determine incidences of death and reoperation...
February 24, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240431/usefulness-of-two-and-three-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-the-assessment-of-proximal-left-coronary-system-compression-by-a-paraprosthetic-aortic-valve-abscess
#17
Amier Ahmad, Samuel K McElwee, Amy Z Jiang, Kirolos N Barssoum, Ahmed E Elkaryoni, Mohammed J Arisha, Swetha Srialluri, Frank Seghatol, Navin C Nanda
Paraprosthetic aortic valve abscess represents a rare, but lethal complication of infective endocarditis. We report a case of proximal left coronary system compression by a paraprosthetic aortic valve abscess whose detection was augmented using live/real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography. Our case illustrates the usefulness of combined two- and three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography in detecting this finding.
February 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238238/bicuspid-aortic-valve-a-review-of-its-genetics-and-clinical-significance
#18
Lei Wang, Li Ming Wang, Wen Chen, Xin Chen
The aim of this review was to describe recent advancements in the understanding of bicuspid aortic valve (BAV). BAV is the most common congenital cardiac anomaly, and affects between 0.46% and 1.37% of the population. There is a male predominance of approximately 3:1.While isolated BAV is found in certain patients, it is often associated with other congenital cardiac lesions, including dilatation of the thoracic aorta, coarctation of the aorta and abnormalities of the coronary anatomy. In most cases, it remains undetected until the patient contracts infective endocarditis, or calcification occurs...
September 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238237/immediate-early-and-late-failure-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-how-to-deal-with-the-inoperable
#19
Sabina P W Guenther, Maximilian A Pichlmaier, Erik Bagaev, Florian Herrmann, René Schramm, Steffen Massberg, Christian Hagl, Nawid Khaladj
BACKGROUND: Currently, the use of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is constantly increasing, whilst cardiosurgical back-up varies substantially. Besides immediate conversion to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) for periprocedural complications, SAVR for TAV failure may be necessary within the early or late post-implant course. The etiology, incidence, risk-stratification, management and outcome for both scenarios are largely unclear. The study aim was to provide details of the authors' experience of SAVR after the failure of TAVI at a single institution...
September 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183793/clinical-information-has-low-sensitivity-for-postmortem-diagnosis-of-heart-valve-disease
#20
Sean Coffey, Andrew R Harper, Benjamin J Cairns, Ian Sd Roberts, Bernard D Prendergast
BACKGROUND: Accuracy of routinely collected information concerning cause of death is essential for public health and health systems planning. Since clinical examination has relatively low sensitivity for detection of valvular heart disease (VHD), mortality data based on clinical information alone might routinely underestimate the number of deaths due to VHD. METHODS: We compared autopsy findings against premortem clinical information for 8198 consecutive adult postmortems (mean age 69...
February 9, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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