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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168587/effect-of-secondary-penicillin-prophylaxis-on-valvular-changes-in-patients-with-rheumatic-heart-disease-in-far-north-queensland
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Shankar Haran, Natalie Crane, Saniya Kazi, Louise Axford-Haines, Andrew White
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of secondary penicillin prophylaxis (SPP) on echocardiographic diagnosed valvular changes in patients with rheumatic heart disease (RHD) or history of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) in the Townsville Health district. DESIGN: Patients with known ARF/RHD were identified from the North Queensland RHD register, serial echocardiogram results and number of SPP doses received in 2014 were collated. Descriptive statistics were utilised. SETTING: Townsville Hospital and outreach clinics within the Townsville Health catchment zone...
November 23, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168031/neural-cells-generated-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-as-a-model-of-cns-involvement-in-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-ii
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Jitka Rybová, Jana Ledvinová, Jakub Sikora, Ladislav Kuchař, Robert Dobrovolný
Mucopolysaccharidosis type II (MPSII) is a rare X-linked lysosomal storage disorder caused by mutations in the iduronate-2-sulfatase (IDS) gene (IDS, Xq28). MPSII is characterized by skeletal deformities, hearing loss, airway obstruction, hepatosplenomegaly, cardiac valvular disease, and progressive neurological impairment. At the cellular level, IDS deficiency leads to lysosomal storage of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), dominated by accumulation of dermatan and heparan sulfates. Human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) represent an alternative system that complements the available MPSII murine model...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166536/clinical-investigation-of-left-ventricular-pacing-using-coronary-sinus-in-patients-with-mechanical-prosthetic-tricuspid-valve-replacement
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Kelan Zha, Kaijun Cui, Xingbin Liu, Yuan Fang
BACKGROUND: Although transvenous right ventricular (RV) endocardial lead placement is routine practice in clinical pacing, RV inaccessibility in certain clinical situations mandates the search for other sites. HYPOTHESIS: This study is aimed to verify whether left ventricular lead through coronary sinus is safe and efficient. METHODS: Based on a retrospective analysis of a single-center series of 4 patients with inaccessibility for RV pacing, we report on the feasibility and reliability of coronary sinus (CS) pacing via left ventricular (LV) lead, which usually is used in cardiac resynchronization therapy...
November 22, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166205/pregnant-women-with-heart-disease-placental-characteristics-and-their-association-with-fetal-adverse-events
#4
Fabio V Lima, Paraskevi Koutrolou-Sotiropoulou, Puja B Parikh, Cecilia Avila, Javed Butler, Kathleen Stergiopoulos
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women with heart disease (HD) have higher rates of adverse fetal outcomes. We describe placental pathologic characteristics and their association with fetal events. METHODS: In pregnant women, known HD were categorized into: (1) cardiomyopathy (CM) or (2) other HD (congenital, coronary, arrhythmia, or valvular). Outcomes were maternal major adverse cardiac events (MACE), fetal adverse clinical events (FACE), a composite of infant death, prematurity, underweight status, intracranial hemorrhage, and respiratory distress...
November 22, 2017: Acute Cardiac Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164990/implications-of-stroke-and-bleeding-risk-scores-and-comorbidities-on-episode-based-bundled-payments-for-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation
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Scott Kaatz, Craig I Coleman, Brahim Bookhart, François Laliberté, Winnie W Nelson, Kip Brown, Silas Martin, Jeffrey Schein, Patrick Lefebvre
OBJECTIVES: Due to the high cost of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), this condition may be a suitable candidate for condition-specific bundled payments. This paper evaluates the healthcare cost of NVAF and uses common bleeding and stroke risk scores (HAS-BLED and CHA2DS2-VASc) to explore the risk-based healthcare cost differences among NVAF patients. METHODS: MarketScan claims of NVAF patients (ICD-9-CM code 427.31) were analyzed from 01/2010-04/2015. These claims feature more than 196 million covered lives and more than 300 contributing employers and 25 contributing health plans...
November 22, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162223/effects-of-pectus-excavatum-repair-on-right-and-left-ventricular-strain
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Chieh-Ju Chao, Dawn Jaroszewski, Michael Gotway, MennatAllah Ewais, Susan Wilansky, Steven Lester, Samuel Unzek, Christopher P Appleton, Hari P Chaliki, Brantley D Gaitan, Farouk Mookadam, Tasneem Z Naqvi
BACKGROUND: The cardiopulmonary benefits of pectus excavatum repair have been debated. Echocardiographic speckle-tracking strain and strain rate have been used to evaluate and detect subclinical myocardial dysfunction in patients receiving cardiotoxic chemotherapy, and patients with valvular heart disease. This technology was applied to evaluate the effects of pectus excavatum surgery on left ventricular (LV) and right ventricular (RV) function. METHODS: Speckle tracing strain evaluation was performed on intraoperative transesophageal echocardiographic images acquired immediately before and after Nuss repair in adult patients (aged 18 years or more) from 2011 to 2014...
November 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157538/mast-cells-in-calcific-aortic-stenosis
#7
Ivo Šteiner, Václav Stejskal, Pavel Žáček
In developed countries, calcific aortic stenosis (CAS) has become the most common acquired valvular disease and reason for aortic valve replacement. It is considered a form of atherosclerosis and, like the latter, of inflammatory origin, with presence in the calcified aortic valves of blood vessels, lymphatics, lymphocytes, plasma cells, histiocytes, and sometimes also of metaplastic bone tissue. This study is aimed at examining the presence of CD117 - positive mast cells in CAS. In 56 examined calcified aortic valves excised by cardiac surgery, mast cells were constantly present as a part of the polymorphous cellular infiltrate; in individual cases, their numbers were 1-90 (median 24)...
July 23, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156023/2017-esc-eacts-guidelines-for-the-management-of-valvular-heart-disease
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Volkmar Falk, Helmut Baumgartner, Jeroen J Bax, Michele De Bonis, Christian Hamm, Per Johan Holm, Bernard Iung, Patrizio Lancellotti, Emmanuel Lansac, Daniel Rodriguez Muñoz, Raphael Rosenhek, Johan Sjögren, Pilar Tornos Mas, Alec Vahanian, Thomas Walther, Olaf Wendler, Stephan Windecker, Jose Luis Zamorano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153618/advantages-of-a-prospective-multidisciplinary-approach-in-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-eight-years-of-experience
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Cátia Costa, Rui Campante Teles, João Brito, José Pedro Neves, Henrique Mesquita Gabriel, Miguel Abecassis, Regina Ribeiras, João Abecasis, Tiago Nolasco, Maria da Conceição Furstenau, Nélson Vale, António Tralhão, Sérgio Madeira, João Mesquita, Carla Saraiva, Rita Calé, Manuel Almeida, Ana Aleixo, Miguel Mendes
INTRODUCTION: Aortic stenosis is the most prevalent type of valvular disease in Europe. Surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) is the standard therapy, while transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an alternative in patients at unacceptably high surgical risk. Assessment by a heart team is recommended by the guidelines but there is little published evidence on this subject. The purpose of this paper is to describe the experience of a multidisciplinary TAVI program that began in 2008...
November 15, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152760/the-national-landscape-of-unplanned-30-day-readmissions-after-total-laryngectomy
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Rocco Ferrandino, Jonathan Garneau, Scott Roof, Caitlin Pacheco, Priti Poojary, Aparna Saha, Kinsuk Chauhan, Brett Miles
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Examine rates of readmission after total laryngectomy and determine primary etiologies, timing, and risk factors for unplanned readmission. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHODS: The Nationwide Readmissions Database was queried for patients who underwent total laryngectomy between January 2013 and November 2013. Patient-, procedure-, admission-, and institution-level characteristics were compared for patients with and without unplanned 30-day readmission...
November 20, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151438/pcr-london-valves-2017-setting-the-standard-in-valvular-heart-disease-treatment
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Michael Haude
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 20, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150779/perioperative-transesophageal-echocardiography-for-non-cardiac-surgery
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REVIEW
Ashraf Fayad, Sasha K Shillcutt
PURPOSE: The use of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has evolved to include patients undergoing high-risk non-cardiac procedures and patients with significant cardiac disease undergoing non-cardiac surgery. Implementation of basic TEE education in training programs has increased across a broad spectrum of procedures in the perioperative arena. This paper describes the use of perioperative TEE in non-cardiac surgery and provides an overview of the basic TEE examination. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Perioperative TEE is used to monitor hemodynamic parameters in non-cardiac procedures where there is a high risk of hemodynamic instability...
November 17, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149323/should-the-dilated-ascending-aorta-be-repaired-at-the-time-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-replacement
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Tsuyoshi Kaneko, Prem Shekar, Vladimir Ivkovic, Nicholas T Longford, Chuan-Chin Huang, Martin I Sigurdsson, Robert C Neely, Maroun Yammine, Julius I Ejilofor, Vanessa Montiero Vieira, Jasmine T Shahram, Karam M Habchi, Gregory W Malzberg, Peter S Martin, Jordan Bloom, Eric M Isselbacher, J Daniel Muehlschlegel, Thoralf M Sundt, Simon C Body
OBJECTIVES: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common congenital valvular abnormality and frequently presents with accelerated calcific aortic valve disease, requiring aortic valve replacement (AVR) and thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection. Supporting evidence for Association Guidelines of aortic dimensions for aortic resection is sparse. We sought to determine whether concurrent repair of dilated or aneurysmal aortic disease during AVR in patients with BAV substantially improves morbidity and mortality outcomes...
November 14, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147971/-antiplatelet-or-anticoagulative-strategies-after-surgical-interventional-valve-treatment
#14
A Jobs, T Stiermaier, S Klotz, I Eitel
At the end of August 2017 the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) published new joint guidelines for the treatment of valvular heart disease. These guidelines incorporate the scientific progress since the last version of the guidelines published in 2012. This article reviews current guideline recommendations for antiplatelet and anticoagulative therapy after surgical/interventional treatment of the aortic and mitral valves and discusses the underlying scientific evidence...
November 16, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138760/cardiac-surgery-after-heart-transplantation-elective-operation-or-last-exit-strategy
#15
Johannes Goekler, Andreas Zuckermann, Emilio Osorio, Faris F Brkic, Keziban Uyanik-Uenal, Guenther Laufer, Arezu Aliabadi-Zuckermann
Background: Because of improved long-term survival after heart transplantation (HTx), late graft pathologies such as valvular disease or cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) might need surgical intervention to enhance longer survival and ensure quality of life. To this date, there exist no guidelines for indication of cardiac surgery other than retransplantation after HTx. Methods: In this retrospective, single-center study, we evaluated patients who underwent cardiac surgery after HTx at our institution...
October 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138409/predicting-the-origin-of-ventricular-arrhythmia-using-acoustic-cardiography
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Chin-Yu Lin, Shih-Lin Chang, Yenn-Jiang Lin, Li-Wei Lo, Yu-Feng Hu, Tze-Fan Chao, Fa-Po Chung, Ta-Chuan Tuan, Jo-Nan Liao, Yao-Ting Chang, Abigail Louise D Te, Shinya Yamada, Hao-Min Cheng, Shih-Hsien Sung, Ling Kuo, Hsing-Yuan Li, Ting-Yung Chang, Hoang Quang Minh, Simon Salim, Ting-Chung Huang, Shih-Ann Chen
This study aimed to examine the relationship between measurements related to heart sounds and the origin of ventricular arrhythmia. We retrospectively evaluated 45 patients undergoing catheter ablation with contemporaneous digital acoustic cardiography of the first heart sound (S1) and the second heart sound (S2). The patients with baseline wide QRS morphology (>120 ms or aberrant conduction), heart failure, valvular heart disease, chronic pulmonary disease, and obesity were excluded. Ventricular arrhythmias from the left ventricle had an increased S1 complexity score and S1 duration in comparison to adjacent sinus beats...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133025/perivalvular-mitral-abscess-fistulised-to-the-pericardial-cavity-revealing-staphylococcal-endocarditis
#17
Paul Desaint, Anthony Chauvat, Thomas Garaud, Olivier Andremont, Gaëtan Plantefève, Hervé Mentec, Damien Contou
BACKGROUND: Fistula to the pericardial cavity is a very rare complication of perivalvular abscess during infective endocarditis, with Staphylococcus aureus being the most commonly associated microorganism. METHODS: We report a fatal septic shock due to a mitral endocarditis revealed by a myocardial abscess fistulised toward the pericardial cavity. RESULTS: A 66-year-old female without previous valvular disease was admitted to intensive care for severe sepsis...
October 31, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131805/management-of-radiation-induced-valvular-heart-disease-due-to-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-in-the-modern-area
#18
Elise Paven, Claire Cimadevilla, Marina Urena, Marie-Pierre Dilly, Patrick Nataf, Richard Raffoul, Dominique Himbert, Alec Vahanian, David Messika-Zeitoun
AIMS: Series purely related to radiation-induced valvular heart diseases (RI-VHD) due to Hodgkin's lymphoma are scarce. We sought to report their contemporary management at the area of transcatheter therapies. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively enrolled all consecutive patients who underwent a surgical/transcatheter procedure between 2006 and 2016 at our institution for symptomatic RI-VHD due to Hodgkin's lymphoma. Management was left at the discretion of the heart team...
November 14, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130875/predictors-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
#19
Mariano E Menendez, Eric M Greber, Charles S Schumacher, C Lowry Barnes
Although acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is a feared medical complication after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), little is known about its incidence and risk factors. The purpose of this retrospective populationbased study using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2008-2011) was to determine the incidence and predictors of AIS following TKA. The rate of perioperative AIS was 0.08%. Patients undergoing bilateral TKA were almost three times more likely to develop AIS compared with unilateral TKA patients. The age group with the highest odds of AIS was ≥85 years...
October 2017: Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129352/pediatric-cardiovascular-morbidity-of-the-early-term-newborn
#20
Gil Gutvirtz, Tamar Wainstock, Eyal Sheiner, Daniella Landau, Asnat Walfisch
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether early term delivery (at 37(0/7)-38(6/7) weeks of gestation) is associated with long-term pediatric cardiovascular morbidity of the offspring. STUDY DESIGN: A population-based cohort analysis was performed including all term deliveries occurring between 1991 and 2014 at a single tertiary medical center. Gestational age at delivery was subdivided into early term (37(0/7)-38(6/7)), full term (39(0/7)-40(6/7)), late term (41(0/7)-41(6/7)) and post term (≥42(0/7)) delivery...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
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