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tricuspid valve endocarditis

Dileep Unnikrishnan, Nasreen Shaikh, Ahmad Sharayah, Chandler Patton
A 47-year-old woman with a medical history of Raynaud's phenomenon presented with fever, cough and shortness of breath. She was found to have left lower lobe consolidation and pleural effusion and was treated as a case of pneumonia. During the hospital course, her respiratory status worsened, and she was intubated on the third hospital day. To investigate the high A-a gradient, a Computerized Tomographic Pulmonary Embolism (CTPE) study was done which identified a large left lower pulmonary artery embolism. She was also found to have a new murmur, and an echocardiogram demonstrated a large lesion on tricuspid valve...
March 13, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Megumi Yazaki, Takehiko Oami, Kazuya Nakanishi, Ryota Hase, Hiroyuki Watanabe
Although vancomycin administration is recommended for the treatment of infective endocarditis (IE) caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), it is unclear whether an alternative agent, daptomycin, can be used to treat IE with pulmonary complications. A 26-year-old female who had undergone surgical repair of a ventricular septal defect as an early teenager presented with fever, headache, and vomiting. She was admitted to our hospital and diagnosed with right-sided IE with septic pulmonary embolism caused by MRSA...
March 10, 2018: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
Angelos Tsipis, Nikolaos Skandalakis, Nikolaos Kanakakis, Nektarios Pilatis, Evdokia Petropoulou
Infective endocarditis due to Enterococus Gallinarum is a rare clinical condition. We present a case of an 85 years old male with history of valvular disease and permanent pace maker with past medical history of repetitive urinary tract infections in the previous months, who presented to the emergency department with fever, urinary disturbances, general malaise and positive blood cultures for Enterococcus Gallinarum. Echocardiography was a useful diagnostic method in the present case, showing the vegetation on the tricuspid valve...
March 1, 2018: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
Hugues Georges, Olivier Leroy, Norair Airapetian, Nicolas Lamblin, Elie Zogheib, Patrick Devos, Sebastien Preau
BACKGROUND: Right-sided infective endocarditis (RSIE) is an uncommon diagnosis accounting for less than 10% of cases of infective endocarditis. Optimal management for severely ill patients with RSIE remains challenging because few studies reported on management and outcome. The goal of our study was to determine outcome and associated prognostic factors in a population of ICU patients with a diagnosis of definite, active and severe RSIE. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study in 10 French ICUs between January 2002 and December 2012...
February 21, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
Paweł S Czub, Adam Arendarczyk, Marek Kopala, Monika Budnik, Piotr Hendzel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Kardiologia Polska
Oliver Reuthebuch, Luca Koechlin, Ulrich Schurr, Martin Grapow, Jens Fassl, Friedrich S Eckstein
OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical implementation and report preliminary results of a novel technique called the Ozaki procedure for stentless aortic valve replacement through reconstruction of the valve leaflets from autologous pericardium. METHOD: Between September 2015 and May 2017 30 patients (20 males, mean ± standard deviation age 66.83 ± 10.55 years) suffering from aortic stenosis (AS, n = 7), aortic regurgitation (AR, n = 12), or a combination of both (AS/AR, n = 11) were assigned for an Ozaki procedure...
February 14, 2018: Swiss Medical Weekly
Randi E Durden, Joseph W Turek, Benjamin E Reinking, Manish Bansal
Acquired intracardiac left-to-right shunts are rare occurrences. Chest trauma and myocardial infection are well-known causes of acquired ventricular septal defect (VSD). There have been several case reports describing left ventricle to right atrium shunt after infective endocarditis (IE). We present here a patient found to have an acquired VSD secondary to IE of the aortic and tricuspid valves in the setting of a known bicuspid aortic valve. This is the first case reported of acquired VSD in a pediatric patient in the setting of IE along with literature review of acquired left-to-right shunts...
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
Robinson Poffo, Paola K Montanhesi, Alisson P Toschi, Renato B Pope, Cláudio A Mokross
The periareolar access has been the preferred technique used at our institution for minimally invasive cardiac surgery since 2006. The surgical approach consists of video-assisted minithoracotomy in the 4th right intercostal space, through a periareolar incision. Initially, the technique was restricted to minimally invasive mitral valve surgeries but, due to its feasibility and safety, was soon incorporated as an ideal access for other cardiac pathologies such as tricuspid valve disease, atrial septal defect, atrial fibrillation, and pacemaker leads endocarditis...
January 2018: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Dominik Wiedemann, Veronika Rupprechter, Julia Mascherbauer, Andreas Kammerlander, Bruno Mora, Kamen Dimitrov, Benedikt Weber, Martin Andreas, Günther Laufer, Alfred Kocher
BACKGROUND: Replacement of the tricuspid valve is uncommon. Prostheses specifically designed for the this position are not available. Bovine, porcine as well as mechanical valve prostheses are currently used, however, the most suitable prosthesis type has not been defined. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed all consecutive patients who underwent tricuspid valve replacement (TVR) at the Medical University of Vienna from 1996 to 2014. Baseline patient characteristics, prosthesis type, and postoperative outcome data were collected...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Nishant Saran, Sameh M Said, Hartzell V Schaff, Simon Maltais, John M Stulak, Kevin L Greason, Richard C Daly, Alberto Pochettino, Katherine S King, Joseph A Dearani
OBJECTIVES: Given the paucity of available literature, we sought to evaluate the mechanisms of tricuspid regurgitation and the outcomes of tricuspid valve surgery in the presence of permanent pacemakers. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 622 adult patients who underwent tricuspid valve surgery in the presence of permanent pacemakers between January 1993 and December 2013. Those with prosthetic tricuspid valve or tricuspid valve endocarditis and those undergoing concomitant heart transplant were excluded (n = 23)...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Ka Man Fong, Shek Yin Au, Henry Jeffrey Yuen, Jack Ka Chung Shek, Kin Ming Yim, Kin Wah Au Yeung, Kang Yiu Lai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 25, 2018: Journal of Echocardiography
Pranav Chandrashekar, Erin Amanda Fender, Chad J Zack, Yogesh N V Reddy, Courtney E Bennett, Megha Prasad, Mohammed A Al-Hijji, John M Stulak, Virginia M Miller
Objective: Female sex is a known risk factor for cardiac surgery, and tricuspid valve (TV) disease is more common in women. There are few data on sex-stratified surgical outcomes for isolated TV surgery. An administrative database was used to compare acute in-hospital outcomes between men and women undergoing isolated TV surgery. Methods: Patients aged >18 who underwent TV repair or replacement from 2004 to 2013 were identified using the National Inpatient Sample...
2018: Open Heart
Bhupesh Kumar, Aveek Jayant, Ganesh Kumar Munirathinam, Sachin Mahajan
Transposition of great arteries (TGA) can be associated with left ventricle outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction. In the presence of ventricular septal defect (VSD), septal leaflet of tricuspid valve may prolapse through perimembranous VSD or rarely tricuspid valve tissue may override to produce LVOT obstruction. Occasionally, this may be mistaken for vegetation due to associated pulmonary valve endocarditis. We report a case of d-TGA with presumptive pulmonary valve endocarditis and LVOT obstruction that was found to be due to tricuspid valve straddling on transesophageal echocardiography, resulting in change in the surgical plan and thus avoiding catastrophe...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
Kianoush Saberi, Mehrdad Salehi, Ali Reza Bakhshandeh, Shahnaz Sharifi, Mehrzad Rahmanian, Roya Sattarzadeh, Anahita Tavoosi
Objectives: To investigate the short-term outcome of patients with infective endocarditis (IE). Patients and Methods: We analyzed data from 42 patients with active endocarditis which underwent different cardiac surgeries. An active endocarditis was considered due to urine analysis and/or blood culture and acute inflammation Gram stains of sample tissue and/or blood culture and acute inflammation Gram stains of sample tissue. Design: Collecting data of 42 patients prospectively...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Chad J Zack, Erin A Fender, Pranav Chandrashekar, Yogesh N V Reddy, Courtney E Bennett, John M Stulak, Virginia M Miller, Rick A Nishimura
BACKGROUND: Severe isolated disease of the tricuspid valve (TV) is increasing and results in intractable right heart failure. However, isolated TV surgery is rarely performed, and there are little data describing surgical outcomes. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate contemporary utilization trends and in-hospital outcomes for isolated TV surgery in the United States. METHODS: Patients age >18 years who underwent TV repair or replacement from 2004 to 2013 were identified using the National Inpatient Sample...
December 19, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Hossam Abubakar, Ahmed Rashed, Ahmed Subahi, Ahmed S Yassin, Mohamed Shokr, Mahir Elder
AngioVac is a vacuum-based device approved in 2014 for percutaneous removal of undesirable materials from the intravascular system. Although numerous reports exist with regard to the use of the AngioVac device in aspiration of iliocaval, pulmonary, upper extremity, and right-sided heart chamber thrombi, very few data are present demonstrating its use in treatment of right-sided endocarditis. In this case report, we describe the novel device used in debulking a large right-sided tricuspid valve vegetation reducing the occurrence of septic embolisation and enhancing the efficacy of antibiotics in clearance of bloodstream infection...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
J Pushpakumara, G Mudiyanse, A Jayawardana, J Siriwardana, N L A Shyamali, J Indrakumar
Streptococcus bovis endocarditis has 18%-62% association with colonic neoplasms with multivalvular involvement and affects mainly elderly males leading to severe cardiac dysfunction, septic embolization, and neurological complications. The aortic valve is the commonest valve to be affected followed by aortic and mitral valves together. However, involvement of tricuspid valve is extremely rare. There are no reported cases of Streptococcus bovis endocarditis affecting the tricuspid valve in the presence of ventricular septal defect with left to right shunt...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
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
Carmel Moazez, Vicken Zeitjian, Christian Breburda, Ranjini Roy
Ebstein's anomaly is a rare congenital heart disease that presents with apical displacement of the septal and posterior leaflets of the tricuspid valve. It has a wide spectrum of clinical presentations and has been shown to manifest itself any time from birth to adulthood. Our patient is a 43-year-old male with a history of intravenous heroin abuse who presented to the emergency department with worsening shortness of breath and lower extremity edema. He denied any prior cardiac history. A transthoracic echo showed normal left ventricular function, but a large 2...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
Nathaniel W Taggart, Allison K Cabalka, Andreas Eicken, Jamil A Aboulhosn, John D R Thomson, Brian Whisenant, Martin L Bocks, Stephan Schubert, Thomas K Jones, Jeremy D Asnes, Thomas E Fagan, Jeffery Meadows, Mark Hoyer, Mary H Martin, Frank F Ing, Daniel R Turner, Azeem Latib, Aphrodite Tzifa, Stephan Windecker, Bryan H Goldstein, Jeffrey W Delaney, James A Kuo, Susan Foerster, Matthew Gillespie, Gianfranco Butera, Shabana Shahanavaz, Eric Horlick, Younes Boudjemline, Daniel Dvir, Doff B McElhinney
We sought to describe the acute results and short- to medium-term durability of transcatheter tricuspid valve-in-valve (TVIV) implantation within surgical bioprostheses among patients with Ebstein anomaly (EA). Cases were identified from a voluntary, multicenter, international registry of 29 institutions that perform TVIV. Demographic, clinical, procedural, and follow-up data were analyzed. Eighty-one patients with EA underwent TVIV from 2008 to 2016. Thirty-four patients (42%) were New York Heart Association (NYHA) class 3/4 at time of TVIV...
January 15, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
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