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Recommendations for aortic valve replacement

Chin L Poh, Edward Buratto, Marco Larobina, Rochelle Wynne, Michael O'Keefe, John Goldblatt, James Tatoulis, Peter D Skillington
OBJECTIVES: The Ross procedure has demonstrated excellent results when performed in patients with aortic stenosis or mixed aortic valve disease [aortic stenosis and aortic regurgitation (AR)]. However, due to its reported risk of late reoperation, it is not recommended under current guidelines for patients presenting with bicuspid aortic valve and pure AR. We have analysed our own results in light of this recommendation. METHODS: Between 1993 and 2016, 129 consecutive patients with a mean age of 34...
March 12, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Shannon N Nees, Jonathan N Flyer, Anjali Chelliah, Jeffrey D Dayton, Lorraine Touchette, David Kalfa, Paul J Chai, Emile A Bacha, Brett R Anderson
OBJECTIVES: Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA) from the opposite sinus of Valsalva is a rare cardiac anomaly associated with sudden cardiac death (SCD). Single-center studies describe surgical repair as safe, although medium- and long-term effects on symptoms and risk of SCD remain unknown. We sought to describe outcomes of surgical repair of AAOCA. METHODS: We reviewed institutional records for patients who underwent AAOCA repair, from 2001 to 2016, at 2 affiliated institutions...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Konstantinos V Voudris, Peter Petropulos, Panagiotis Karyofillis, Konstantinos Charitakis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has become an established therapy for patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis (AS). As the number of patients referred for TAVR increases, so does the prevalence of untreated obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) in the population under evaluation. Despite the high prevalence of CAD in patients treated with TAVR, the management strategy of concomitant CAD in these patients remains an area of considerable uncertainty...
March 6, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
Shamir R Mehta, Kevin R Bainey, Warren J Cantor, Marie Lordkipanidzé, Guillaume Marquis-Gravel, Simon D Robinson, Matthew Sibbald, Derek Y So, Graham C Wong, Joseph G Abunassar, Margaret L Ackman, Alan D Bell, Raymond Cartier, James D Douketis, Patrick R Lawler, Michael S McMurtry, Jacob A Udell, Sean van Diepen, Subodh Verma, G B John Mancini, John A Cairns, Jean-François Tanguay
Antiplatelet therapy (APT) has become an important tool in the treatment and prevention of atherosclerotic events, particularly those associated with coronary artery disease. A large evidence base has evolved regarding the relationship between APT prescription in various clinical contexts and risk/benefit relationships. The Guidelines Committee of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society and Canadian Association of Interventional Cardiology publishes regular updates of its recommendations, taking into consideration the most recent clinical evidence...
March 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
Nana Toyoda, Shinobu Itagaki, Henry Tannous, Natalia N Egorova, Joanna Chikwe
BACKGROUND: Consensus guidelines for prosthesis selection in infective endocarditis recommend bioprosthetic or mechanical valve replacement based on life expectancy and comorbidity. However, contemporary outcome data are limited to institution series. METHODS: The outcomes of 3,447 patients identified from mandatory discharge databases in California and New York states who had either primary isolated mitral (n=1603) or aortic (n=1,844) valve replacement for active endocarditis between 1998 and 2010, were compared according to whether they received bioprosthetic (n=1,673, 48...
February 13, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Mohamed-Salah Annabi, Eden Touboul, Abdellaziz Dahou, Ian G Burwash, Jutta Bergler-Klein, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, Stefan Orwat, Helmut Baumgartner, Julia Mascherbauer, Gerald Mundigler, João L Cavalcante, Éric Larose, Philippe Pibarot, Marie-Annick Clavel
BACKGROUND: In the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines, patients are considered to have true-severe stenosis when the mean gradient (MG) is ≥40 mm Hg with an aortic valve area (AVA) ≤1 cm2 during dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE). However, these criteria have not been previously validated. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the value of these criteria to predict the presence of true-severe AS and the occurrence of death in patients with low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis (LF-LG AS)...
February 6, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Tamunoinemi Bob-Manuel, Amit Nanda, Samuel Latham, Issa Pour-Ghaz, William Paul Skelton, Rami N Khouzam
Conduction abnormalities are a common and serious complication of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with well-established predictive factors. Current guidelines are not concrete, leaving several questions unanswered about indications, timing and risks of pacemaker implantation post-TAVR. In this review article, we discuss current guidelines, predictors of pacemaker implantation, clinical implications of this procedure and our recommendations for reducing the pacemaker implantation rate post-TAVR...
January 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
Maria Livia Burzo, Mariangela Antonelli, Giovanni Pecorini, Angela M R Favuzzi, Raffaele Landolfi, Andrea Flex
RATIONALE: Fever of unknown origin (FUO) can be determined by different conditions among which infectious diseases represent the main cause. PATIENT CONCERNS: A young woman, with a history of aortic stenosis, was admitted to our unit for a month of intermittent fever associated with a new diastolic heart murmur and splenomegaly. Laboratory tests were negative for infectious screening. The total body computed tomography (CT) scan excluded abscesses, occulted neoplasia, or lymphadenopathy...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Tobias Geisler, Michal Droppa, Karin Mueller, Oliver Borst
Transvascular aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has emerged as a treatment option in patients with severe aortic stenosis who are inoperable and has recently been evaluated in patients with intermediate surgical risk. The number of procedures is increasing worldwide in parallel with the demographic changes in industrial countries. The risk for cerebral embolism is of main concern and represents a major determinant for prognosis and quality of live after TAVR. The empiric antithrombotic therapy consists of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT); however the risk-benefit of this approach is lacking evidence from randomized, placebo-controlled trials regarding choice and duration of antithrombotic treatment...
January 17, 2018: Current Vascular Pharmacology
Andreas Schaefer, Jannis Dickow, Gerhard Schoen, Sumi Westhofen, Lisa Kloss, Tarik Al-Saydali, Hermann Reichenspurner, Sebastian A Philipp, Christian Detter
BACKGROUND: Current retrospective evidence suggests similar clinical and superior hemodynamic outcomes of the Sorin Freedom Solo stentless aortic valve (SFS) (LivaNova PLC, London, UK) compared to the Carpentier Edwards Perimount stented aortic valve (CEP) (Edwards Lifesciences Inc., Irvine, California, USA). To date, no reports exist describing case-matched long-term outcomes and analysis for treatment of native valve endocarditis (NVE). METHODS: From 2004 through 2014, 77 consecutive patients (study group, 59...
2018: PloS One
Gialama Fotini, Prezerakos Panagiotis, Apostolopoulos Vasilis, Nikolaos Maniadakis
Objectives: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) are increasingly used for managing patients with valvular heart disease to whom surgery presents a high-risk. As these are costly procedures, a systematic review of studies concerned with their economic assessment was undertaken. Methods: The search was performed in PubMed and the Cochrane Library and followed recommended methodological steps. Studies were screened and their data were retrieved and were synthesized using a narrative approach...
January 9, 2018: European Heart Journal. Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
Sabato Sorrentino, Gennaro Giustino, Kamilia Moalem, Ciro Indolfi, Roxana Mehran, George D Dangas
Transcatheter heart valve replacement technology was introduced as alternative to surgery for the growing high-risk profile population. Developed first, aortic valve replacement (TAVR) became a standard of care for patients with severe aortic stenosis at high operative risk, with a potential future use also for low-risk subjects. In the last decade, a multitude of transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) devices have been developed for the treatment of severe mitral regurgitation, with encouraging results coming from first-in-man and feasibility studies...
January 5, 2018: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
Xian-Bao Liu, Yu-Xin He, Chun-Hui Liu, Li-Han Wang, Feng Gao, Lei Yu, Ai-Qiang Dong, Min-Jian Kong, Ji-Fang Chen, Yong Xu, Qi-Jing Zhou, Min Yan, Jian-An Wang
BACKGROUND: No retrievable and repositionable second generation transcatheter aortic valve is available in China. Here, we report the first-in-man implantation of the retrievable and repositionable VenusA-Plus valve. METHODS: A 76-year-old patient with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis and high surgical risk (STS 13.8%) was recommended for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) by heart valve team. Type 0 bicuspid aortic valve with asymmetric calcification was identified by dual source computed tomography, and the unfavorable anatomies increased the possibility of malposition and paravalvular leakage during TAVR...
2018: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
Eric E Roselli
The number of aorta procedures performed annually in the United States has grown substantially during the past decade. Cleveland Clinic is a leader in research on the risk of aortic dissection in patients with a bicuspid or tricuspid aortic valve and associated aneurysm, which has led to changes in the recommendations of when to operate. Safety and efficacy data support more proactive treatment for most patients with thoracic aortic aneurysm and/or dissection with a growing emphasis on the need to provide life-long care to patients with aortic conditions...
December 2017: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Eric Y Chen, Nitin Sukumar, Feng Dai, Shamsuddin Akhtar, Robert B Schonberger
OBJECTIVE: The types of agents used for monitored anesthesia care (MAC) and their possible differential effects on outcomes have received less study despite increased use over general anesthesia (GA) in transfemoral aortic valve replacements (TAVRs). In this pilot analysis of patients undergoing TAVR using MAC, the authors described the anesthetic agents used and sought to investigate the possible association of anesthetic agent choice with outcomes and the extent to which total weight and time-adjusted doses of anesthetics declined with increasing 10-year age increments...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Constance Verdonk, Arthur Darmon, Claire Cimadevilla, Laurent Lepage, Richard Raffoul, Patrick Nataf, Alec Vahanian, David Messika-Zeitoun
BACKGROUND: Performance of tricuspid annuloplasty (TA) in patients undergoing mitral valve surgery is recommended based on the degree of tricuspid regurgitation and tricuspid annulus size, but is often underused. AIM: To evaluate the impact of combined TA on in-hospital outcome in patients undergoing mitral valve replacement (MVR). METHODS: We selected all consecutive patients who underwent MVR for native valve disease. Clinical, echocardiographic and in-hospital complications were obtained from chart review...
December 6, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
Yulin Wang, Yi Lin, Kanhua Yin, Kai Zhu, Zhaohua Yang, Yongxin Sun, Hao Lai, Chunsheng Wang
Background: It is recommended that dilated ascending aortas (≥45 mm) should be replaced at the time of aortic valve replacement (AVR) for bicuspid aortic valve (BAV). The risk of progressive sinus of Valsalva dilatation after AVR and ascending aorta replacement is less clear. Methods: We identified 156 patients (age 56.2±10.8 years, 46 females) who underwent AVR and ascending aorta replacement in our institution from 2010-2014, 124 (79%) of whom had BAV. Aortic root and ascending aorta sizes were determined from preoperative and the most recent echocardiograms...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Saravana Babu, Rupa Sreedhar, Shrinivas V Gadhinglajkar, Prasanta Kumar Dash, Subin Sukesan, Vivek Pillai, Varghese T Panicker, Lovhale Pravin Shriram, Neelam Aggarwal
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to evaluate the intraoperative transesophageal echocardiographic (iTEE) characteristics and Doppler flow profile of aortic Chitra heart valve prosthesis (CHVP) under stable hemodynamic and loading conditions, and to compare and correlate the iTEE data with the postoperative transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) data obtained at 48 hours (TTE1 ) and 3 months (TTE2 ) after the surgery. DESIGN: Prospective, observational study...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
M Haude
After 5 years the European Society of Cardiology and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery have released an update on the guidelines for the management of valvular heart diseases. In recent years published results of randomized trials in patients with aortic valve stenosis have resulted in updated recommendations for catheter-based prosthesis implantation (TAVI), which is now extended to patients presenting without a low risk for conventional surgical valve replacement. In mitral or tricuspid valvular disease, the recommendations for catheter-based therapies are less strong because of a lack of supportive scientific data...
December 2017: Herz
Hyun Suk Chai, Suk Woo Lee, Jung Soo Park, Sang Chul Kim, Ji Han Lee, Hoon Kim
Blunt chest trauma can cause not only damage to the thoracic cage, but can also injure intracardiac structures including the papillary muscles, chordae tendineae, and valve leaflets. Aortic valve (AV) injury secondary to blunt chest trauma is a rare occurrence. Clinically, AV injury may be missed during the initial post-trauma assessment due to the lack of suspicion of cardiac involvement. Thus, the diagnosis of AV injury is often delayed or missed for a time interval of days to months. As a consequence, the traumatic AV regurgitation can rapidly or progressively lead to congestive heart failure unless surgically corrected...
February 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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