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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534239/analysis-of-screening-electrocardiogram-for-the-subcutaneous-defibrillator-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Vincent C Thomas, Mark Peterson, Martin McDaniel, Humberto Restrepo, Abraham Rothman, Amit Jain
Candidates for the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) are screened using an electrocardiogram (S-ECG) tool to measure appropriate detection. We sought to define the S-ICD candidacy of congenital heart disease patients using the S-ECG tool. We also analyzed the reliability of the (S-ECG) tool between measurers in this population. Patients above the age of 12 and with a diagnosis associated with either a higher incidence of cardiac arrest or vascular access challenges were asked to undergo screening...
May 22, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521923/safety-and-efficacy-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-the-treatment-of-pure-aortic-regurgitation-in-native-valves-and-failing-surgical-bioprostheses-results-from-an-international-registry-study
#2
Fadi J Sawaya, Marcus-André Deutsch, Moritz Seiffert, Sung-Han Yoon, Pablo Codner, Upul Wickramarachchi, Azeem Latib, A Sonia Petronio, Josep Rodés-Cabau, Maurizio Taramasso, Marco Spaziano, Johan Bosmans, Luigi Biasco, Darren Mylotte, Mikko Savontaus, Peter Gheeraert, Jason Chan, Troels H Jørgensen, Horst Sievert, Marco Mocetti, Thierry Lefèvre, Francesco Maisano, Antonio Mangieri, David Hildick-Smith, Ran Kornowski, Raj Makkar, Sabine Bleiziffer, Lars Søndergaard, Ole De Backer
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of transcatheter heart valves (THV) for the treatment of noncalcific pure native aortic valve regurgitation (NAVR) and failing bioprosthetic surgical heart valves (SHVs) with pure severe aortic regurgitation (AR). BACKGROUND: Limited data are available about the "off-label" use of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) to treat pure severe AR. METHODS: The study population consisted of patients with pure severe AR treated by TAVR at 18 different centers...
May 22, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511483/a-study-of-morbidity-and-cost-of-peripheral-venous-cannulation-in-neonates-admitted-to-paediatric-surgical-intensive-care-unit
#3
Sushama Raghunath Tandale, Nandini Dave, Madhu Garasia, Shalil Patil, Sandesh Parelkar
INTRODUCTION: Peripheral venous access in sick neonates is indicated for administration of fluids, drugs or nutrients. AIM: We conducted an audit of peripheral venous access in neonates admitted to paediatric surgical intensive care unit to study the morbidity, time spent on cannulation and cost with its use. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred consecutive neonates requiring hospital admission to paediatric surgical intensive care unit in a period of one year were included in the study...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500743/safety-and-efficacy-of-clip-based-vs-suture-mediated-vascular-closure-for-femoral-access-hemostasis-a-prospective-randomized-single-center-study-comparing-the-starclose-and-the-proglide-device
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Oliver Klein-Wiele, Maria Baliota, Kaffer Kara, Matthias Käunicke, Harald Schäfer, Marc Garbrecht, Marwan Abdulghafor, Marietta Garmer, Birgit Hailer
OBJECTIVES: This study is the first head-to-head analysis of StarClose vs. ProGlide in patients undergoing 5F or 6F percutaneous coronary catheterization or peripheral artery interventions. BACKGROUND: The clip based StarClose and the suture mediated ProGlide vascular closure device are well established for femoral hemostasis in endovascular therapy. However, until now no prospective randomized study compared the safety and efficacy of the two devices. METHODS: This prospective, randomized, single-center study enrolled 505 patients (69...
May 13, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500739/feasibility-and-safety-of-transfemoral-sheathless-portico-aortic-valve-implantation-preliminary-results-in-a-single-center-experience
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Maurizio Taramasso, Andrea Denegri, Shingo Kuwata, Hans Rickli, Philipp K Haager, Gabor Sütsch, Hector Rodriguez Cetina Biefer, Jan Kottwitz, Fabian Nietlispach, Francesco Maisano
BACKGROUND: Feasibility of transfemoral (TF) transcathteter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is limited by the smallest diameter, the calcification and tortuosity of the iliofemoral access vessels. The use of the Portico system without delivery sheath results in significantly lower profile delivery system compared to standard technique. We herein report our single center experience, feasibility and safety of such an approach. METHODS: The Portico valve was implanted sheathless in 81 high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis utilizing percutaneous femoral access...
May 13, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500463/comparison-of-four-different-intraosseous-access-devices-during-simulated-pediatric-resuscitation-a-randomized-crossover-manikin-trial
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Karol Bielski, Lukasz Szarpak, Jacek Smereka, Jerzy R Ladny, Steve Leung, Kurt Ruetzler
The aim of the study was to compare the success rate, procedure time, and user satisfaction of pediatric NIO™ compared to Pediatric BIG®, EZ-IO®, and Jamshidi intraosseous access devices. This was a randomized, crossover manikin trial with 87 paramedics. The correct location of intraosseous access when using NIO, BIG, EZ-IO, and Jamshidi was varied and was respectively 100, 90, 90, and 90%. The time required to obtain intravascular access (time T1) in the case of NIO, BIG, EZ-IO, and Jamshidi was varied and amounted to 9 s [IQR, 8-12] for NIO, 12 s [IQR, 9-16] for BIG, 13...
May 12, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499516/improving-cpr-performance
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REVIEW
Boulos S Nassar, Richard Kerber
Cardiac arrest continues to represent a public health burden with most patients having dismal outcomes. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a complex set of interventions requiring leadership, coordination, and best practices. Despite the widespread adoption of new evidence in various guidelines, the provision of CPR remains variable with poor adherence to published recommendations. Key steps health care systems can take to enhance the quality of CPR and, potentially, to improve outcomes, include optimizing chest compressions; avoiding hyperventilation; encouraging intraosseus access, and monitoring capnography...
May 9, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493389/contemporary-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-with-third-generation-balloon-expandable-versus-self-expanding-devices
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Toby Rogers, Arie Steinvil, Kyle Buchanan, M Chadi Alraies, Edward Koifman, Jiaxiang Gai, Rebecca Torguson, Petros Okubagzi, Itsik Ben-Dor, Augusto Pichard, Lowell Satler, Ron Waksman
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate balloon-expandable and self-expanding third-generation transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) devices according to patient selection criteria and outcomes. BACKGROUND: Two competing third-generation TAVR technologies are currently commercially available in the US. There are no published head-to-head comparisons of the relative performance of these two devices. METHODS: 257 consecutive patients undergoing TAVR with a third-generation balloon-expandable (Edwards Sapien 3) or self-expanding device (Medtronic CoreValve Evolut R) at a single US medical center were included...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489502/advances-in-cardiac-pacing-and-defibrillation
#9
Kristin Ellison, Parikshit S Sharma, Richard Trohman
There have been many milestones in the evolution of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) over the past few decades. Along with advancements in the field, new challenges have arisen. The ability to pace the right ventricular was the original breakthrough in the late 1950s, however adverse structural and clinical effects of long-term pacing induced dyssynchrony have recently become evident. Biventricular pacing has provided a viable option to help mitigate dyssynchrony, but has only proved to be beneficial for selective patients (primarily left bundle branch block and QRS duration ≥ 150 ms with depressed left ventricular (LV) function)...
May 10, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488412/revisiting-femoral-vs-radial-access-do-vascular-closure-devices-level-the-playing-field
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EDITORIAL
Tilak K R Pasala, Zoltan G Turi
Previous large randomized multicenter trials have shown superiority of radial to femoral access in reducing major bleeding, vascular complications, and in some cohorts, mortality Vascular closure devices improve time to hemostasis and ambulation, as well as patient comfort, but have not been shown to reduce major complications or mortality consistently in the high level evidence base. The combination of optimal femoral access and closure with a vascular closure device has the potential to narrow the gap between the radial and femoral approaches in high risk patients, but unfortunately this study was too limited to confirm either non-inferiority or equivalence...
May 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481066/-utility-of-ultrasonography-in-the-placement-of-long-term-venous-catheters-in-newborns-and-infants
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P Y Reyes Ríos, O Girón Vallejo, R Ruiz Pruneda, I Martínez Castaño, J Rojas Ticona, V Villamil, J I Ruiz Jiménez
OBJETIVES: The implantation of long duration intravenous catheters in pediatric population constitutes a challenge due to the size of vascular structures. Because of that, ultrasound is an important tool for vascular accesses in newborns and infants. The objective is to analyze our experience in ultrasound-guided implantation of reservoir type and tunneled catheters, as well as to compare it between both age groups. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Review of the ultrasound-guided implantable catheters placed from October 2010 to December 2014 in children under 18 months...
October 10, 2016: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479440/gender-related-differences-in-iliofemoral-arterial-anatomy-among-aaa-patients
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Kenneth Tran, Chelsea Dorsey, Jason T Lee, Venita Chandra
OBJECTIVES: Gender related differences in iliofemoral anatomy are critically important for delivery of modern EVAR devices, however remains poorly characterized in the context of other patient-specific factors. The goal of the present study was to provide a detailed quantification of anatomic differences in iliofemoral anatomy between genders while controlling for height, weight and vascular comorbidities. METHODS: Fifty women with CT-angiograms for evaluation of AAA between 2000-2012 were selected and matched to an equal non-paired cohort of males with similar age, body-mass indices (BMI), and prevalence of vascular comorbidities (e...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474978/angiographic-analysis-of-vascular-integrity-after-percutaneous-closure-using-prostar-xl-device-during-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Fabien Lareyre, Juliette Raffort, Carine Dommerc, Mohamed Benhammamia, François Bourlon, Yacoub Habib, Claude Mialhe
INTRODUCTION: Percutaneous closure devices are commonly used to achieve hemostasis during endovascular procedures including transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The aim of our study was to investigate the quality of the percutaneous femoral arterial closure by Prostar XL device using a systematic peroperative angiographic control at the end of TAVI procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred seventeen consecutive patients (mean age: 84 [6.5]; 112 women and 105 men) undergoing TAVI with percutaneous transfemoral access were prospectively registered in our center...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473670/total-percutaneous-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-pevar-the-initial-experience-in-hospital-kuala-lumpur
#14
B D K Leong, N Govindarajanthran, T M Hafizan, K L Tan, H Hanif, A A Zainal
INTRODUCTION: There has been a paradigm shift in the treatment of AAA with the advent of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Rapid progress and evolution of endovascular technology has brought forth smaller profile devices and closure devices. Total percutaneous endovascular aneurysm repair (pEVAR) involves the usage of suture-mediated closure devices (SMCDs) at vascular access sites to avoid a traditional surgical cutdown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our experience of pEVAR between April 2013 and July 2014...
April 2017: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457386/first-world-report-of-internal-power-cable-repair-in-left-ventricular-assist-device-jarvik-2000-case-report
#15
C G Sassi, M Cameli, A Dokollari, F Diciolla, S Scolletta, C Ricci, P Lucatelli, S Mondillo, M Maccherini
BACKGROUND: There are limited clinical reports concerning internal power cable fixing in left ventricular assist device (L-VAD) patients. Actually there are no reports in the literature about Jarvik 2000 internal cable repair. We show the first description of a technique for surgical reparation of such a fatal complication. PATIENT HISTORY: The patient was a 62-year-old woman who had L-VAD implantation (Jarvik 2000) with outflow graft apposition in descending thoracic aorta through left thoracotomy access, in 2009...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457382/case-report-aortic-valve-replacement-after-jarvik-2000-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-in-long-time-survivor-with-severe-aortic-valve-regurgitation
#16
A Dokollari, M Cameli, C G Sassi, G Davoli, S Scolletta, C Ricci, P Lucatelli, S Mondillo, M Maccherini
BACKGROUND: There are limited clinical records in the literature regarding aortic valve replacement in left ventricular assist device (L-VAD) patients. Previously we had two cases of severe aortic valve regurgitation in patients with L-VAD support treated with Corvalve prosthesis insertion and Amplatzer closure procedure. Both patients died a few days after the procedure from complications not related to the procedure itself. PATIENT HISTORY: The patient was a male with previous coronary artery bypass graft surgery in 2001 that was complicated with postischemic dilated cardiomyopathy with severe heart failure (ejection fraction [EF], 20%)...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453328/securement-for-vascular-access-devices-looking-to-the-future
#17
Amanda Ullman, Nicole Marsh, Claire Rickard
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 27, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453315/the-implementation-of-the-vessel-health-and-preservation-framework
#18
Valya Weston, Adele Nightingale, Chris O'Loughlin, Roy Ventura
Vascular access is an important component of health care but is not without associated risks, some of which can be life-threatening. The Vessel Health and Preservation (VHP) framework was developed with the intention of providing frontline staff with a resource to assist in assessing and selecting the best vascular access device to meet individual patient needs and to preserve veins for future use. This article examines the impact of the introduction of the framework into a haematology ward in an acute hospital in the North West of England during a 3-month pilot study...
April 27, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453313/medical-adhesive-related-skin-injuries-associated-with-vascular-access
#19
Jan Hitchcock, Louise Savine
Establishing vascular access and preventing infection, both at insertion and during ongoing care is generally the top priority; the maintenance of optimal skin integrity is often a distant secondary consideration. Skin can react to different types of dressings or adhesives, or problems can arise relating to the securement of lines or the development of sensitivities to cleaning solutions. Clearly, these scenarios are not limited to the securement of vascular access devices; however, a patient with a long-term vascular access device may not have other options for vascular access, which makes this a very important and yet largely unrecognised area...
April 27, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443287/brachial-approach-as-an-alternative-technique-of-fibrin-sheath-removal-for-implanted-venous-access-devices
#20
Charalampos Sotiriadis, Steven David Hajdu, Francesco Doenz, Salah D Qanadli
Implanted venous access device (IVAD) late dysfunction is commonly caused by fibrin sheath formation. The standard method of endovascular fibrin sheath removal is performed via the femoral vein. However, it is not always technically feasible and sometimes contraindicated. Moreover, approximately 4-6 h of bed rest is necessary after the procedure. In this article, we describe an alternative method of fibrin sheath removal using the brachial vein approach in a young woman receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
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