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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142814/a-membranous-septal-aneurysm-causing-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-in-an-adult
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Fiorella Privitera, Ines Paola Monte, Antonino Indelicato, Corrado Tamburino
We describe a case of a 69-year-old female referred for the evaluation of exertional dyspnea, with a small membranous ventricular septal defect (VSD) and right ventricle (RV) outflow tract obstruction. Using transthoracic echo was diagnosed VSD with left to right shunting and transesophageal echo (TEE) was used to a better anatomical characterization. TEE showed a perimembranous subaortic VSD that developed a high-velocity flow in RV. Pulmonary valve appears normal and right ventricular infundibular hypertrophy or double-chambered RV was excluded from the study...
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141883/thermal-history-and-gape-of-individual-mytilus-californianus-correlate-with-oxidative-damage-and-thermoprotective-osmolytes
#2
Lani U Gleason, Luke P Miller, Jacob R Winnikoff, George N Somero, Paul H Yancey, Dylan Bratz, W Wesley Dowd
The ability of animals to cope with environmental stress depends - in part - on past experience, yet knowledge of the factors influencing an individual's physiology in nature remains underdeveloped. We used an individual monitoring system to record body temperature and valve gaping behavior of rocky intertidal zone mussels (Mytilus californianus). Thirty individuals were selected from two mussel beds (wave-exposed and wave-protected) that differ in thermal regime. Instrumented mussels were deployed at two intertidal heights (near the lower and upper edges of the mussel zone) and in a continuously submerged tidepool...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134471/the-impact-of-heat-treatment-on-porcine-heart-valve-leaflets
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R Glenn Hepfer, Peng Chen, Kelvin G M Brockbank, Alyce L Jones, Amanda K Burnette, Zhen Chen, Elizabeth D Greene, Lia H Campbell, Hai Yao
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of elevated temperature exposure in tissue banking on soft tissues. A secondary objective was to determine the relative ability of various assays to detect changes in soft tissues due to temperature deviations. Porcine pulmonary heart valve leaflets exposed to 37 °C were compared with those incubated at 52 and 67 °C for 10, 30 and 100 min. The analytical methods consisted of (1) viability assessment using the resazurin assay, (2) collagen content using the Sircol assay, and (3) permeability assessment using an electrical conductivity assay...
November 13, 2017: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131080/complete-static-repopulation-of-decellularized-porcine-tissues-for-heart-valve-engineering-an-in-vitro-study
#4
Annelies Roosens, Mahtab Asadian, Nathalie De Geyter, Pamela Somers, Ria Cornelissen
To date, a completely in vitro repopulated tissue-engineered heart valve has not been developed. This study focused on sequentially seeding 2 cell populations onto porcine decellularized heart valve leaflets (HVL) and pericardia (PER) to obtain fully repopulated tissues. For repopulation of the interstitium, porcine valvular interstitial cells (VIC) and bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSC) or adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ADSC) were used. In parallel, the culture medium was supplemented with ascorbic acid 2-phosphate (AA) and its effect on recolonization was investigated...
November 8, 2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127709/pulmonary-damage-following-right-ventricular-outflow-tachycardia-ablation-in-a-child-when-electroanatomical-mapping-isn-t-good-enough
#5
Neha Bansal, Daisuke Kobayashi, Peter P Karpawich
A 14-year-old female was referred for severe pulmonary valve insufficiency after undergoing radiofrequency ablation for a right ventricular outflow tract tachycardia that originated in the proximal pulmonary artery at 10 years of age. Clinical records indicated that ablation was guided solely by electrograms and electroanatomical mapping. Due to myocardial tissue extensions, mapping failed to identify the level of the pulmonary valve annulus, which resulted in delivery of energy on the valve proper and into the pulmonary artery...
November 11, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123539/the-ap2-erf-transcription-factor-drnl-modulates-gynoecium-development-and-affects-its-response-to-cytokinin
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Yolanda Durán-Medina, Joanna Serwatowska, J Irepan Reyes-Olalde, Stefan de Folter, Nayelli Marsch-Martínez
The gynoecium is the female reproductive system in flowering plants. It is a complex structure formed by different tissues, some that are essential for reproduction and others that facilitate the fertilization process and nurture and protect the developing seeds. The coordinated development of these different tissues during the formation of the gynoecium is important for reproductive success. Both hormones and genetic regulators guide the development of the different tissues. Auxin and cytokinin in particular have been found to play important roles in this process...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121301/tissue-doppler-assessment-of-diastolic-function-and-relationship-with-mortality-in-critically-ill-septic-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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F Sanfilippo, C Corredor, A Arcadipane, G Landesberg, A Vieillard-Baron, M Cecconi, N Fletcher
Background: Myocardial dysfunction may contribute to circulatory failure in sepsis. There is growing evidence of an association between left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) and mortality in septic patients. Utilizing echocardiography, we know that tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) variables e' and E/e' are reliable predictors of LVDD and are useful measurements to estimate left ventricular (LV) filling pressures. Methods: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate the association of e' and E/e' with mortality of patients with severe sepsis or septic shock...
October 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121258/challenges-in-translating-tissue-engineered-heart-valves-into-clinical-practice
#8
Maximilian Y Emmert, Simon P Hoerstrup
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121102/histopathologic-and-immunohistochemical-features-of-capsular-tissue-around-failed-ahmed-glaucoma-valves
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Alka Mahale, Fatma Fikri, Khitam Al Hati, Sami Al Shahwan, Ibrahim Al Jadaan, Hind Al Katan, Rajiv Khandekar, Azza Maktabi, Deepak P Edward
Impervious encapsulation around Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) results in surgical failure raising intraocular pressure (IOP). Dysregulation of extracellular matrix (ECM) molecules and cellular factors might contribute to increased hydraulic resistance to aqueous drainage. Therefore, we examined these molecules in failed AGV capsular tissue. Immunostaining for ECM molecules (collagen I, collagen III, decorin, lumican, chondroitin sulfate, aggrecan and keratan sulfate) and cellular factors (αSMA and TGFβ) was performed on excised capsules from failed AGVs and control tenon's tissue...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110750/aortic-elasticity-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-children-with-mitral-valve-prolapse
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Elif Erolu, Figen Akalın, Nilüfer Çetiner, Berna Şaylan Çevik
Aim We aimed to study the dimensions, systolic and diastolic functions of the left ventricle; dimensions and elasticity of the aorta; and carotid intima-media thickness and flow-mediated dilatation of the brachial artery in mitral valve prolapse. METHODS: The study group consisted of 43 patients (mean age=13.3±3.9) and 42 healthy children (mean age=12.9±3.4). Left ventricular end-diastolic, end-systolic, left atrial diameters, interventricular septum, and left ventricular posterior wall thickness were measured...
November 7, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106605/surgical-treatment-of-a-pericardio-oesophageal-fistula-using-a-right-lower-lobe-pulmonary-tissue-patch
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Geraud Galvaing, Nicolas D'Ostrevy, Olivier Rouquette, Kasra Azarnoush
A 58-year-old man presented with fever and chest pain 11 days after atrial fibrillation catheter ablation. The diagnosis of pericardio-oesophageal fistula was made. Aggressive surgical management was decided. The patient was managed using extracorporeal life support, aortic valve replacement and a pulmonary patch, as well as an oesophageal stent. The patient was discharged from hospital approximately 2 months later. The use of a pulmonary patch is a rare but a highly effective technique that can be used in this indication...
July 4, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106524/cardiac-myocyte-%C3%AE-3-adrenergic-receptors-prevent-myocardial-fibrosis-by-modulating-oxidant-stress-dependent-paracrine-signaling
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Nerea Hermida, Lauriane Michel, Hrag Esfahani, Emilie Dubois-Deruy, Joanna Hammond, Caroline Bouzin, Andreas Markl, Henri Colin, Anne Van Steenbergen, Christophe De Meester, Christophe Beauloye, Sandrine Horman, Xiaoke Yin, Manuel Mayr, Jean-Luc Balligand
Aims: Human and mouse cardiac beta3-adrenergic receptors (beta3AR) exert antipathetic effects to those of beta1-2AR stimulation. We examined their role in modulating myocardial remodelling, particularly fibrosis in response to haemodynamic stress. Methods and results: Mice with cardiac myocyte-specific expression of beta3AR (ADRB3-tg) or tamoxifen-inducible homozygous deletion (c-Adrb3-ko, with loxP-targeted Adrb3) were submitted to transaortic constriction. A superfusion assay was used for proteomic analysis of paracrine mediators between beta3AR-expressing cardiac myocytes and cardiac fibroblasts cultured separately...
July 6, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105935/silique-valves-as-sails-in-anemochory-of-lunaria-brassicaceae
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Peter Leins, Kerstin Fligge, Claudia Erbar
The generally held opinion that the seeds of Lunaria remain at the replum after detachment of the two valves and then the wind causes a shaking or rattling of the replum with its diaphragm, thus launching the seeds was challenged by the first author. In a sparse forest in the Swabian Alb, he noticed flying valves of Lunaria rediviva to which the narrow-winged flat seeds are attached. Investigations by SEM and histology have shown that the valves secrete a glue just at those sites where the seeds rest on the valves before the dying of the valvar tissues...
November 4, 2017: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104639/snail1-is-positively-correlated-with-atrial-fibrosis-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-rheumatic-heart-disease
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Furong Guo, Xin Yi, Mingjiang Li, Jinrong Fu, Sha Li
The present study investigated the association between Snail1 and atrial fibrosis in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) and to determine the possible mechanism underlying this interrelation. A total of 19 patients were included in the current study and were divided into two groups: A sinus rhythm (SR) group (n=9) and an AF group (n=10). All patients underwent heart valve replacement surgery, during which ~200 mg right atrium tissue was obtained. Hematoxylin and eosin and Masson's trichrome-stained sections were used to evaluate the morphological changes of cardiomyocytes and the level of fibrosis...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101018/tissue-processing-techniques-for-fabrication-of-covered-stents-for-small-diameter-vascular-intervention
#15
Shahar Cohen, Smadar Magal, Itay Yakov, Evyatar Sirabella, Anna Bitman, Gabriel Groisman, Chaim Lotan
Animal-derived pericardial tissue is a widely used biomaterial typically treated with glutaraldehyde (GA) to achieve immunological acceptance and long-term durability. However, GA fixation of biological tissue is associated with long-term failure due to degeneration and calcification. In this study, we evaluated two alternative tissue processing methods for the fabrication of pericardial tissue covered stents: detergent-based decellularization (decell) and limited exposure to GA (gentle-glut). Processed pericardial tissues were extensively characterized both in-vitro and in-vivo...
October 31, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100253/impact-of-papillary-muscle-infarction-on-ischemic-mitral-regurgitation-assessed-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#16
Christiane Bretschneider, Hannah-Klara Heinrich, Achim Seeger, Christof Burgstahler, Stephan Miller, Ulrich Kramer, Meinrad Gawaz, Konstantin Nikolaou, Bernhard Klumpp
Objective Ischemic mitral regurgitation is a predictor of heart failure resulting in increased mortality in patients with chronic myocardial infarction. It is uncertain whether the presence of papillary muscle (PM) infarction contributes to the development of mitral regurgitation in patients with chronic myocardial infarction (MI). The aim of the present study was to assess the correlation of PM infarction depicted by MRI with mitral regurgitation and left ventricular function. Methods and Materials 48 patients with chronic MI and recent MRI and echocardiography were retrospectively included...
November 3, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098290/fluid-structure-interaction-models-of-bicuspid-aortic-valves-the-effects-of-non-fused-cusp-angles
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Karin Lavon, Rotem Halevi, Gil Marom, Sagit Ben Zekry, Ashraf Hamdan, Hans Joachim Schäfers, Ehud Raanani, Rami Haj-Ali
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common type of congenital heart disease, occurring in 0.5-2% of the population, where the valve has only two rather than the three normal cusps. Valvular pathologies, such as aortic regurgitation and aortic stenosis, are associated with BAVs, thereby increasing the need for a better understanding of BAV kinematics and geometrical characteristics. The aim of this study is to investigate the influence of the non-fused cusp (NFC) angle in BAV type-1 configuration on the valve's structural and hemodynamic performance...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096125/biaxial-mechanical-behavior-of-bovine-saphenous-venous-valve-leaflets
#18
Jiaqi Lu, Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang
Chronic venous disease is caused by chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), which results in significant symptoms such as venous ulcers, ankle eczema, leg swelling, etc. Venous valve incompetence is a major cause of CVI. When the valves of veins in the leg become incompetent (i.e., do not close properly), blood is able to flow backwards (i.e., reflux), which results in blood pooling in the lower extremities, distal venous hypertension, and CVI. Current clinical therapies, such as surgical venous valve reconstruction and bioprosthetic venous valve replacement, are highly invasive and only moderately successful...
October 24, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095969/first-in-man-implantation-of-a-pre-packaged-self-expandable-dry-tissue-transcatheter-aortic-valve
#19
Yuan Feng, Zhen-Gang Zhao, Jorge Baccaro, Min Frank Zeng, R David Fish, Mao Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 31, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092122/treatment-of-prosthetic-valve-thrombosis-with-bolus-dose-tenecteplase-an-experience-from-a-developing-country
#20
Rajesh Kumar Jha, Sandeep Bansal, H S Issar, Mayuresh Chaudhary, Sonu Sharma
BACKGROUND: Prosthetic valve thrombosis (PVT) in metallic prosthetic cardiac valves is not an uncommon condition, and has high mortality and morbidity. Although surgery is the traditional choice for PVT therapy, thrombolysis with newer agents has achieved good success rates. Many studies described in the western literature have used tissue plasminogen activators, while studies from developing countries have been largely based on the use of streptokinase and urokinase. Data regarding the use of newer agents such as tenecteplase are scant...
May 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
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