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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527966/suture-dehiscence-in-the-tricuspid-annulus-an-ex%C3%A2-vivo-analysis-of-tissue-strength-and-composition
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Deborah M Paul, Ajay Naran, Eric L Pierce, Charles H Bloodworth, Steven F Bolling, Ajit P Yoganathan
BACKGROUND: Surgical repair of functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) is an increasingly common practice, but annuloplasty suture dehiscence remains a significant problem. Quantitative and mechanistic understanding of annular suture holding strength can support more effective techniques for tricuspid valve device anchoring. METHODS: Suture holding strength of ovine tricuspid annuli (n = 15) was quantified ex vivo by pullout testing at 12 positions around their circumference...
May 17, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526098/first-description-of-bartonella-koehlerae-infection-in-a-spanish-dog-with-infective-endocarditis
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María-Dolores Tabar, Laura Altet, Ricardo G Maggi, Jaume Altimira, Xavier Roura
BACKGROUND: Bartonella koehlerae has been recently described as a new cat- and cat fleas-associated agent of culture-negative human endocarditis. It has been also encountered in one dog from Israel and six dogs from the USA, but other clinically relevant reports involving this bacterium are lacking. RESULTS: A 7-year-old intact male mixed dog presented with clinico-pathological signs consistent with mitral endocarditis and cutaneous hemangiosarcoma. Molecular studies revealed the presence of Bartonella koehlerae DNA in samples from blood and mitral valve tissue...
May 19, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520544/repair-of-complete-atrioventricular-septal-defects-with-decellularized-extracellular-matrix-initial-and-midterm-outcomes
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Adeel Ashfaq, Tyler Brown, Brian Reemtsen
OBJECTIVE: Since April 2010, our institution has repaired complete atrioventricular septal defects (CAVSDs) with a two-patch technique utilizing CorMatrix extracellular material. This material is potentially an attractive patch because of its theorized eventual integration with the host tissue. We sought to analyze initial outcomes of CAVSD repair with CorMatrix. METHODS: Data were collected on consecutive pediatric (age <18) patients receiving two-patch CAVSD repairs with CorMatrix at a single institution from April 2010 to July 2014...
May 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516795/a-comprehensive-guide-to-telocytes-and-their-great-potential-in-cardiovascular-system
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I Kucybala, P Janas, S Ciuk, W Cholopiak, W Klimek-Piotrowska, M K Holda
Telocytes, a recently discovered type of interstitial cells, have a very distinctive morphology - the small cell body with long extensions, named telopodes. In our review, apart from introducing general aspects of telocytes, we focus on properties, functions and future potential of those cells in cardiovascular system. However, physiological functions of telocytes in cardiovascular system are still regarded as quite enigmatic. Previous studies claim that they play a role in organogenesis and regeneration, bioelectrical signalling, mechanoelectrical coupling, anti-oxidative protection, angiogenesis and regulation of blood flow...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515824/cardiogenic-shock-acute-severe-mitral-regurgitation-and-complete-heart-block-after-cavo-tricuspid-isthmus-atrial-flutter-ablation
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Thein Tun Aung, Edward Samuel Roberto, Kevin D Kravitz
Radiofrequency (RF) ablation is the first-line management of cavo-tricuspid isthmus dependent atrial flutter. It has been performed with 95% success rate. Adverse events are very rare. We report the first case of acute severe mitral regurgitation (MR) and complete heart block developed after successful atrial flutter ablation. A 62-year-old female with mild MR presented with palpitations. Surface electrocardiogram was suggestive of isthmus dependent atrial flutter. A duodecapolar mapping catheter showed an atrial flutter with cycle length of 280 ms...
April 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515589/spectrum-of-pulmonary-valve-morphology-and-its-relationship-to-pulmonary-trunk-in-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Binita R Chacko, George K Chiramel, Leena R Vimala, Devi A Manuel, Elizabeth Joseph, K Reka
BACKGROUND: Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is a complex congenital heart disease with anatomic variations. Although the pulmonary valve in TOF is abnormal, it has not been studied well, especially on newer imaging modalities such as multidetector computed tomography (CT), which gives excellent anatomic detail. AIMS: The aim of this study was to assess the morphology of pulmonary valve in TOF on CT and evaluate its association with the degree of hypoplasia of infundibulum and pulmonary trunk...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506647/acute-structural-failure-of-the-trifecta-aortic-valve-bioprosthesis
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Michael Z L Zhu, Mark A Newman, Pragnesh Joshi, Jurgen Passage
Advancements in bioprosthetic valve technology have greatly enhanced the haemodynamic performance and long-term durability of tissue valves. These features, along with the key advantage of avoiding lifelong anticoagulation, have made bioprosthetic valves increasingly attractive for clinicians and patients alike. The St Jude Trifecta valve is a novel, bovine pericardial bioprosthesis with promising early data for performance and safety. However, no prosthetic valve is perfect and prosthesis failure can occur with even the most reliable and well-designed devices...
April 20, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505294/anticalcification-effect-of-a-combination-of-decellularization-organic-solvents-and-amino-acid-detoxification-on-glutaraldehyde-fixed-xenopericardial-heart-valves-in-a-large-animal-long-term-circulatory-model
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Chun Soo Park, Yong Jin Kim, Jeong Ryul Lee, Hong-Gook Lim, Ji-Eun Chang, Saeromi Jeong, Nayun Kwon
OBJECTIVES: : We aimed to investigate the effect of a combination of anticalcification treatments, which were effective for preventing calcification in a small animal experiment, on glutaraldehyde-fixed xenopericardial valves using a large-animal long-term circulatory model. METHODS: : Valved conduits were made of porcine pericardium as a leaflet and bovine pericardium as a conduit and were implanted into the right ventricular outflow tract of goats under cardiopulmonary bypass...
May 12, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499215/numerical-study-on-the-air-conditioning-characteristics-of-the-human-nasal-cavity
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Da-Woon Kim, Seung-Kyu Chung, Yang Na
The air-conditioning characteristics of the human nasal cavity were investigated using computational fluid dynamics. The wall layer was modeled as a heat conducting layer consisting of water with constant thickness placed on top of epithelial cells. By assuming constant tissue temperature, prescribed to be 36 (°)C, which is close to the alveolar condition, the proposed wall model yielded a spatially varying surface temperature distribution that is in reasonable agreement with the measurement studies in the literature...
April 30, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497191/evaluation-of-the-coronary-circulation-and-calcification-in-children-on-regular-hemodialysis
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Mohammed Al-Biltagi, Maher Ahmed Abd ElHafez, Doaa Mohamed El Amrousy, Mohamed El-Gamasy, Hesham El-Serogy
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to evaluate the coronary circulation and calcification in children with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis. METHODS: A total of 50 children with ESRD and 50 healthy controls were enrolled in the study. Cardiac functions and coronary blood flow were evaluated with conventional and tissue Doppler echocardiography. Coronary artery calcification (CAC) was evaluated using high-resolution multidetector computed tomography (CT)...
May 11, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497051/microrna-expression-signature-in-human-calcific-aortic-valve-disease
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Hui Wang, Jing Shi, Beibei Li, Qiulian Zhou, Xiangqing Kong, Yihua Bei
Altered microRNA (miRNA, miR) expression has been related to many disease processes; however, the miRNA expression signature in calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) is unclear. In this study, microarrays were used to determine the miRNA expression signature of tissue samples from healthy individuals (n = 4) and patients with CAVD (n = 4). TargetScan, PITA, and microRNAorg 3-way databases were used to predict the potential target genes. DIANA-miRPath was used to incorporate the aberrant miRNAs into gene pathways...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495181/assessment-of-left-ventricular-function-with-tissue-doppler-echocardiography-and-of-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-levels-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Isa Oner Yüksel, Sakir Arslan, Goksel Cagirci, Erkan Koklu, Cagin M Ureyen, Nermin Bayar, Selcuk Kucukseymen, Gorkem Kus, Ramazan Guven
INTRODUCTION: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an emerging minimally invasive treatment modality in high surgical risk or inoperable patients. AIM: The aim of this study was to ascertain the effect of TAVI on left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function and serum B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels in high surgical risk or inoperable patients with severe aortic stenosis. METHODS: Fifty-five patients were included in our retrospective study...
May 8, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492181/coinfection-by-streptococcus-phocae-and-cetacean-morbillivirus-in-a-short-beaked-common-dolphin-delphinus-delphis
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J Díaz-Delgado, E Sierra, A I Vela, M Arbelo, D Zucca, K R Groch, A Fernández
We describe gross, histopathological, and immunohistochemical features of Streptococcus phocae and cetacean morbillivirus coinfection in a short-beaked common dolphin Delphinus delphis. Major gross findings were cutaneous purulent nodules in the tail fluke, vegetative mitral valve endocarditis, and presumed postpartum pyometra. Histologic examination revealed bacterial septicemia characterized by widespread intravascular coccoid bacterial emboli. These were associated with fibrinonecrotizing to pyogranulomatous dermatitis and panniculitis, embolic pneumonia, neutrophilic and lymphoplasmacytic meningochoroiditis, random neutrophilic hepatitis, lymphoplasmacytic myocarditis and epicarditis, necrotizing adrenalitis, suppurative endometritis, and multicentric reactive lymphadenopathy...
May 11, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482571/optimization-and-development-of-maghemite-%C3%AE-fe2o3-filled-poly-l-lactic-acid-plla-thermoplastic-polyurethane-tpu-electrospun-nanofibers-using-taguchi-orthogonal-array-for-tissue-engineering-heart-valve
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Ehsan Fallahiarezoudar, Mohaddeseh Ahmadipourroudposht, Ani Idris, Noordin Mohd Yusof
Tissue engineering (TE) is an advanced principle to develop a neotissue that can resemble the original tissue characteristics with the capacity to grow, to repair and to remodel in vivo. This research proposed the optimization and development of nanofiber based scaffold using the new mixture of maghemite (γ-Fe2O3) filled poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA)/thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) for tissue engineering heart valve (TEHV). The chemical, structural, biological and mechanical properties of nanofiber based scaffold were characterized in terms of morphology, porosity, biocompatibility and mechanical behaviour...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471981/oncostatin-m-was-associated-with-thrombosis-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Jun Xie, Suhui Zhu, Qing Dai, Jianrong Lu, Jianzhou Chen, Guannan Li, Han Wu, Ran Li, Wei Huang, Biao Xu, Wei Xu
The mechanism underlying thrombosis in atrial fibrillation (AF) is not yet clearly understood. Oncostatin M (OSM), as a member of IL-6 family, is involved in atherosclerosis-mediated thrombosis. The present study hypothesizes that OSM and its downstream factors play a role in thrombogenesis in AF.The specimens of left atrial appendages collected from patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis who underwent valve replacement were divided into 3 groups: sinus rhythm, AF(+)/thrombus(-), and AF(+)/thrombus(+) group...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469078/mir-21-is-associated-with-fibrosis-and-right-ventricular-failure
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Sushma Reddy, Dong-Qing Hu, Mingming Zhao, Eddie Blay, Nefthi Sandeep, Sang-Ging Ong, Gwanghyun Jung, Kristina B Kooiker, Michael Coronado, Giovanni Fajardo, Daniel Bernstein
Combined pulmonary insufficiency (PI) and stenosis (PS) is a common long-term sequela after repair of many forms of congenital heart disease, causing progressive right ventricular (RV) dilation and failure. Little is known of the mechanisms underlying this combination of preload and afterload stressors. We developed a murine model of PI and PS (PI+PS) to identify clinically relevant pathways and biomarkers of disease progression. Diastolic dysfunction was induced (restrictive RV filling, elevated RV end-diastolic pressures) at 1 month after generation of PI+PS and progressed to systolic dysfunction (decreased RV shortening) by 3 months...
May 4, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468207/management-of-rhinophyma-outcomes-study-of-the-subunit-method
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Aladdin H Hassanein, Raj M Vyas, Jessica Erdmann-Sager, Edward J Caterson, Julian J Pribaz
BACKGROUND: Rhinophyma causes a nasal deformity and functional airway obstruction. Partial excision (eg, tangential) with secondary healing commonly removes hypertrophic soft tissues but does not improve nasal support. The subunit method for rhinophyma uses 6 nasal flaps to provide exposure for removal of rhinophymatous tissue and enhance structure. The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes of subunit method. METHODS: Medical records of patients with rhinophyma treated with the subunit method between 2013 and 2016 were analyzed...
May 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467501/metabolomic-profiling-of-ascending-thoracic-aortic-aneurysms-and-dissections-implications-for-pathophysiology-and-biomarker-discovery
#18
Christian Doppler, Kathrin Arnhard, Julia Dumfarth, Katharina Heinz, Barbara Messner, Christian Stern, Therese Koal, Kristaps Klavins, Katarina Danzl, Florian Pitterl, Michael Grimm, Herbert Oberacher, David Bernhard
OBJECTIVE: Our basic understanding of ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm (ATAA) pathogenesis is still very limited, hampering early diagnosis, risk prediction, and development of treatment options. "Omics"-technologies, ideal to reveal tissue alterations from the normal physiological state due to disease have hardly been applied in the field. Using a metabolomic approach, with this study the authors seek to define tissue differences between controls and various forms of ATAAs. METHODS: Using a targeted FIA-MS/MS metabolomics approach, we analysed and compared the metabolic profiles of ascending thoracic aortic wall tissue of age-matched controls (n = 8), bicuspid aortic valve-associated aneurysms (BAV-A; n = 9), tricuspid aortic valve-associated aneurysms (TAV-A; n = 14), and tricuspid aortic valve-associated aortic dissections (TAV-Diss; n = 6)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467307/heart-valves-from-polyester-fibers-a-preliminary-6-month-in-vivo-study
#19
Antoine Vaesken, Anne Pelle, Graciela Pavon-Djavid, Jeanne Rancic, Nabil Chakfe, Frederic Heim
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has become a popular alternative technique to surgical valve replacement for critical patients. Biological valve tissue has been used in TAVI procedures for over a decade, with over 150,000 implantations to date. However, with only 6 years of follow up, little is known about the long-term durability of biological tissue. Moreover, the high cost of tissue harvesting and chemical treatment procedures favor the development of alternative synthetic valve leaflet materials...
May 3, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464817/post-operative-atrial-fibrillation-examined-using-whole-genome-rna-sequencing-in-human-left-atrial-tissue
#20
Martin I Sigurdsson, Louis Saddic, Mahyar Heydarpour, Tzuu-Wang Chang, Prem Shekar, Sary Aranki, Gregory S Couper, Stanton K Shernan, Jochen D Muehlschlegel, Simon C Body
BACKGROUND: Both ambulatory atrial fibrillation (AF) and post-operative AF (poAF) are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Analyzing the tissue-specific gene expression in the left atrium (LA) can identify novel genes associated with AF and further the understanding of the mechanism by which previously identified genetic variants associated with AF mediate their effects. METHODS: LA free wall samples were obtained intraoperatively immediately prior to mitral valve surgery in 62 Caucasian individuals...
May 2, 2017: BMC Medical Genomics
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