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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079786/fatal-postoperative-systemic-pulmonary-hypertension-in-benfluorex-induced-valvular-heart-disease-surgery-a-case-report
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Christophe Baufreton, Patrick Bruneval, Marie-Christine Rousselet, Pierre-Vladimir Ennezat, Olivier Fouquet, Raphael Giraud, Carlo Banfi
RATIONALE: Drug-induced valvular heart disease (DI-VHD) remains an under-recognized entity. PATIENT CONCERNS: This report describes a heart valve replacement which was complicated by intractable systemic pulmonary arterial hypertension in a 61-year-old female with severe restrictive mitral and aortic disease. The diagnosis of valvular disease was preceded by a history of unexplained respiratory distress. The patient had been exposed to benfluorex for 6.5 years. DIAGNOSES: The diagnostic procedure documented specific drug-induced valvular fibrosis...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078376/ipsilateral-dual-site-same-sitting-percutaneous-lung-biopsy-a-feasibility-study
#2
Joseph Barnett, Aniket N Tavare, Sajid Khan, Ashish Saini, Dean D Creer, Samanjit S Hare
PURPOSE: Patients with thoracic malignancies often have more than one site of pulmonary, nodal or pleural disease within one hemithorax. In addition, large heterogeneous lesions may comprise distinct, mixed pathological entities. Histological analysis of these lesions can alter tumour staging and treatment options. We investigated the feasibility, safety and benefit of performing image-guided percutaneous lung biopsy (PLB) of two lesions in the same hemithorax at a single sitting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten consecutive outpatients with two or more potential disease foci within the same hemithorax were analysed over a 15-month period...
January 11, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077181/at-what-age-should-tetralogy-of-fallot-be-corrected
#3
Julien I E Hoffman
Tetralogy of Fallot can be corrected with very low mortality at any age, even in neonates, but this does not necessarily mean that it should be corrected in the neonatal period. Although there are many advantages to early correction, a high proportion of these neonates have residual stenosis or pulmonary regurgitation that impairs ventricular function and may require further surgery or implantation of a pulmonary valve. Before we had the ability to correct this anomaly with low mortality in small children, a variety of palliative procedures had to be performed...
January 12, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073806/functional-tricuspid-regurgitation-caused-by-chronic-atrial-fibrillation-a-real-time-3-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography-study
#4
Hiroto Utsunomiya, Yuji Itabashi, Hirotsugu Mihara, Javier Berdejo, Sayuki Kobayashi, Robert J Siegel, Takahiro Shiota
BACKGROUND: Functional tricuspid regurgitation (TR) with a structurally normal tricuspid valve (TV) may occur secondary to chronic atrial fibrillation (AF). However, the clinical and echocardiographic differences according to functional TR subtypes are unclear. Therefore, characterization of functional TR because of chronic AF (AF-TR) remains undetermined. METHODS AND RESULTS: To investigate the prevalence of AF-TR, 437 patients with moderate to severe TR underwent 3-dimensional (3D) transesophageal echocardiography...
January 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070975/progressive-dyspnea-and-signs-of-right-heart-dysfunction
#5
Stephan Staubach, Henning Strohm, Harald Mudra
A 40-year-old woman was admitted due to dyspnea and fever. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed signs of right heart volume overload and vegetations on the tricuspid valve with insufficiency. Transesophageal echocardiography showed a sinus venosus defect (SVD) with significant left-to-right shunt. Computed tomography scanning was primarily performed to rule out pulmonary embolism; however, it showed interatrial communication. Due to the concomitant tricuspid insufficiency with additional volume overload, the diagnosis of SVD was more challenging...
January 10, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070915/mitral-valve-resistance-determines-hemodynamic-consequences-of-severe-rheumatic-mitral-stenosis-and-immediate-outcomes-of-percutaneous-valvuloplasty
#6
Hamidreza Sanati, Reza Zolfaghari, Niloufar Samiei, Yousef Rezaei, Mitra Chitsazan, Ali Zahedmehr, Farshad Shakerian, Reza Kiani, Ata Firouzi, Reza Rezaei Tabrizi
INTRODUCTION: The mitral valve area (MVA) poorly reflects the hemodynamic status of (MS). In this study, we compared the MVA with mitral valve resistance (MVR) with regard to the determination of hemodynamic consequences of MS and the immediate outcomes of percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty (PBMV). METHODS: In a prospective study, 36 patients with severe rheumatic MS with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) >50% were evaluated. They underwent transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and catheterization...
January 10, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063987/a-mathematical-model-for-the-determination-of-forming-tissue-moduli-in-needled-nonwoven-scaffolds
#7
Joao S Soares, Will Zhang, Michael S Sacks
Formation of engineering tissues (ET) remains an important scientific area of investigation for both clinical translational and mechanobiological studies. Needled-nonwoven (NNW) scaffolds represent one of the most ubiquitous biomaterials based on their well-documented capacity to sustain tissue formation and the unique property of substantial construct stiffness amplification, the latter allowing for very sensitive determination of forming tissue modulus. Yet, their use in more fundamental studies is hampered by the lack of (1) substantial understanding of the mechanics of the NNW scaffold itself under finite deformations and means to model the complex mechanical interactions between scaffold fibers, cells, and de novo tissue; and (2) rational models with reliable predictive capabilities describing their evolving mechanical properties and their response to mechanical stimulation...
January 4, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062620/application-of-cardiac-troponin-in-cardiovascular-diseases-other-than-acute-coronary-syndrome
#8
REVIEW
Kai M Eggers, Bertil Lindahl
BACKGROUND: Increased cardiac troponin concentrations in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) identify patients with ongoing cardiomyocyte necrosis who are at increased risk. However, with the use of more precise assays, cardiac troponin increases are commonly noted in other cardiovascular conditions as well. This has generated interest in the use of cardiac troponin for prognostic assessment and clinical management of these patients. In this review, we have summarized the data from studies investigating the implications of cardiac troponin concentrations in various acute and chronic conditions beyond ACS, i...
January 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062549/redo-procedures-for-degenerated-stentless-aortic-xenografts-and-the-role-of-valve-in-valve-transcatheter-techniques%C3%A2
#9
Herko Grubitzsch, Sebastian Zobel, Torsten Christ, Sebastian Holinski, Karl Stangl, Sascha Treskatsch, Volkmar Falk, Michael Laule
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluates reinterventions for degenerated stentless aortic xenografts. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2015, 52 consecutive patients (age 72.3 ± 9.7 years, EuroSCORE II 11.1 ± 8.9%) underwent reintervention for failed stentless aortic valves (60% porcine, 40% pericardial, 87% sub-coronary, 81% isolated/combined regurgitation). RESULTS: Based on age, EuroSCORE II, the presence of pulmonary hypertension, renal failure, a patent internal mammary artery graft and required concomitant procedures, the heart team assigned 25 patients to reoperation and 27 to valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation (ViV-TAVI)...
January 6, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060126/pediatric-acquired-von-willebrand-syndrome-in-cardiopulmonary-disorders-do-laboratory-abnormalities-predict-bleeding-risk
#10
Saman K Hashmi, Mireya P Velasquez, Donald L Yee, Shiu-Ki Hui, Donald Mahoney, Lakshmi V Srivaths
There are conflicting reports on whether or not laboratory abnormalities in pediatric acquired von Willebrand syndrome (AVWS) predict bleeding manifestations in patients with cardiopulmonary disorders (CPD). We retrospectively reviewed charts of patients with AVWS and CPD (n=16) seen at Texas Children's Hospital from 2003 to 2012. The most common CPD were valve stenoses, ventricular septal defects, and pulmonary hypertension. All patients had loss of high molecular weight multimers. Fifteen (94%) patients presented with bleeding symptoms, with menorrhagia and epistaxis being the most common...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059905/functional-tricuspid-regurgitation-model-in-a-beating-heart-platform
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Michal Jaworek, Marco Piola, Federico Lucherini, Guido Gelpi, Marco Castagna, Giuliana Lentini, Carlo Antona, Gianfranco B Fiore, Riccardo Vismara
Currently, clinicians are seeking new, minimally invasive treatment options for functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR). Challenging tricuspid complexity requires the evaluation of the treatment techniques in adequate and realistic preclinical scenario. The purpose of this paper is to describe the design and functional assessment of a novel passive beating heart model of the pulmonary circulation with the possibility to tightly control FTR.The model housed porcine hearts actuated by a volumetric pump that cyclically pressurized the right ventricle...
January 3, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058524/determination-of-residual-dimethylsulfoxide-in-cryopreserved-cardiovascular-allografts
#12
R Díaz Rodríguez, B Van Hoeck, S De Gelas, F Blancke, R Ngakam, K Bogaerts, R Jashari
Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) is a solvent which protects the structure of allografts during the cryopreservation and thawing process. However, several toxic effects of DMSO in patients after transplantation of cryopreserved allografts have been described. The aim of this study is to determine the residual DMSO in the cardiovascular allografts after thawing and preparation of cryopreserved allografts for clinical application following guidelines of the European Pharmacopoeia for DMSO detection. Four types of EHB allografts (aortic valve-AV, pulmonary valve-PV, descending thoracic aorta-DA, and femoral artery-FA) are cryopreserved using as cryoprotecting solution a 10% of DMSO in medium 199...
January 5, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057898/a-retrospective-study-of-degenerative-mitral-valve-disease-in-small-breed-dogs-survival-and-prognostic-variables
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Hyun-Tae Kim, Sei-Myoung Han, Woo-Jin Song, Boeun Kim, Mincheol Choi, Junghee Yoon, Hwa-Young Youn
Small-breed (n= 168 dogs; weight < 15 kg) diagnosed with MMVD based on a routine clinical examination, radiology, an electrocardiogram, and echocardiography at the Seoul National University Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital were included. The survival periods were ascertained and a significant difference was observed in the survival rates between the International Small Animal Cardiac Health Council classes. The mean follow-up period was 14.3 ± 12.1 months. Univariate analysis revealed that dyspnea, pulmonary edema, and vertebral heart score were significantly associated with the survival times (P < 0...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057254/hiv-and-nonischemic-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Pravin Manga, Keir McCutcheon, Nqoba Tsabedze, Ahmed Vachiat, Don Zachariah
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated heart disease encompasses a broad spectrum of diseases. HIV infection may involve the pericardium, myocardium, coronary arteries, pulmonary vasculature, and valves, as well as the systemic vasculature. Access to combination antiretroviral therapy, as well as health resources, has had a significant influence on the prevalence and severity of the effects on each cardiac structure. Investigations over the recent past have improved our understanding of the epidemiology and pathophysiology of HIV-associated cardiovascular disease...
January 3, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050459/cardiovascular-abnormalities-in-egyptian-children-with-mucopolysaccharidoses
#15
Laila Selim, Nehal Abdelhamid, Emad Salama, Amera Elbadawy, Iman Gamaleldin, Mohamed Abdelmoneim, Abeer Selim
INTRODUCTION: The Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) are rare inherited metabolic disorders. They are characterized by the progressive systemic deposition of Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). GAGs accumulate in the myocardium and the cardiac valves. Enzyme Replacement Therapy (ERT) is available for MPS I, II, and VI. However, ERT does not appear to improve cardiac valve disease in patients with valve disease present at the start of ERT. AIM: To evaluate the cardiac involvement in Egyptian children with MPS...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049599/effective-orifice-area-during-exercise-in-bileaflet-mechanical-valve-prostheses
#16
Philippe B Bertrand, Matteo Pettinari, Hélène De Cannière, Herbert Gutermann, Christophe J P Smeets, David Verhaert, Robert A Dion, Pascal Verdonck, Pieter M Vandervoort
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to investigate the evolution of the transprosthetic pressure gradient and effective orifice area (EOA) during dynamic bicycle exercise in bileaflet mechanical heart valves and to explore the relationship with exercise capacity. METHODS: Patients with bileaflet aortic valve replacement (n = 23) and mitral valve replacement (MVR; n = 16) prospectively underwent symptom-limited supine bicycle exercise testing with Doppler echocardiography and respiratory gas analysis...
December 31, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049487/endothelial-microparticles-are-increased-in-congenital-heart-diseases-and-contribute-to-endothelial-dysfunction
#17
Ze-Bang Lin, Hong-Bo Ci, Yan Li, Tian-Pu Cheng, Dong-Hong Liu, Yan-Sheng Wang, Jun Xu, Hao-Xiang Yuan, Hua-Ming Li, Jing Chen, Li Zhou, Zhi-Ping Wang, Xi Zhang, Zhi-Jun Ou, Jing-Song Ou
BACKGROUND: We previously demonstrated that endothelial microparticles (EMPs) are increased in mitral valve diseases and impair valvular endothelial cell function. Perioperative systemic inflammation is an important risk factor and complication of cardiac surgery. In this study, we investigate whether EMPs increase in congenital heart diseases to promote inflammation and endothelial dysfunction. METHODS: The level of plasma EMPs in 20 patients with atrial septal defect (ASD), 23 patients with ventricular septal defect (VSD), and 30 healthy subjects were analyzed by flow cytometry...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046050/postsystolic-shortening-is-associated-with-altered-right-ventricular-function-in-children-after-tetralogy-of-fallot-surgical-repair
#18
Radosław Pietrzak, Bożena Werner
: The aim of the study was to determine whether segmental interactions, as expressed by postsystolic shortening (PSS), affects RV mechanics and are connected with impaired systolic and diastolic function in rTOF children. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 55 rTOF adolescent (study group), and 34 healthy volunteers (control group) were examined using classical Doppler flow (Doppler), Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI) and Speckle Tracking Echocardiography (STE). PSS was found to occur when time to peak (TTP) was longer than pulmonary valve closure time (PVCT)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043783/pulmonary-homograft-stenosis-in-the-ross-procedure-incidence-clinical-impact-and-predictors-in-long-term-follow-up
#19
Laura Pardo González, Martin Ruiz Ortiz, Mónica Delgado, Dolores Mesa, Rafael Villalba, Sara Rodriguez, Francisco J Hidalgo, Pedro Alados, Jaime Casares, Jose Suarez de Lezo
BACKGROUND: The Ross procedure is used in the treatment of selected patients with aortic valve disease. Pulmonary graft stenosis can appear in the long-term follow-up after the Ross intervention, but the factors involved and its clinical implications are not fully known. AIM: To describe the incidence, clinical impact and predictors of homograft stenosis and reintervention after the Ross procedure in a prospective series in a tertiary referral hospital. METHODS: From 1997 to 2009, 107 patients underwent the Ross procedure (mean age: 30±11 years; 69% men; 21 aged<18 years), and were followed for echocardiographic homograft stenosis (peak gradient>36mmHg) and surgical or percutaneous homograft reintervention...
December 30, 2016: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043758/-ebstein-s-like-anomaly-ventricular-double-inlet-a-rare-association
#20
Luis Muñoz Castellanos, Magdalena Kuri Nivon
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The association of univentricular heart with double inlet and Ebstein's "like" anomaly of the common atrioventricular valve is extremely rare. METHODS: Two hearts with this association are described with the segmental sequential system which determine the atrial situs, the types of atrioventricular and ventriculoarterial connections and associated anomalies. RESULTS: Both hearts had atrial situs solitus, and a univentricular heart with common atrioventricular valve, a foramen primum and double outlet ventricle with normal crossed great arteries...
December 30, 2016: Archivos de Cardiología de México
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