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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213846/fixation-of-bovine-pericardium-based-tissue-biomaterial-with-irreversible-chemistry-improves-biochemical-and-biomechanical-properties
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H Tam, W Zhang, D Infante, N Parchment, M Sacks, N Vyavahare
Bioprosthetic heart valves (BHVs), derived from glutaraldehyde crosslinked (GLUT) porcine aortic valve leaflets or bovine pericardium (BP), are used to replace defective heart valves. However, valve failure can occur within 12-15 years due to calcification and/or progressive structural degeneration. We present a novel fabrication method that utilizes carbodiimide, neomycin trisulfate, and pentagalloyl glucose crosslinking chemistry (TRI) to better stabilize the extracellular matrix of BP. We demonstrate that TRI-treated BP is more compliant than GLUT-treated BP...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212588/colorectal-polypectomy-and-endoscopic-mucosal-resection-emr-european-society-of-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-esge-clinical-guideline
#2
Monika Ferlitsch, Alan Moss, Cesare Hassan, Pradeep Bhandari, Jean-Marc Dumonceau, Gregorios Paspatis, Rodrigo Jover, Cord Langner, Maxime Bronzwaer, Kumanan Nalankilli, Paul Fockens, Rawi Hazzan, Ian M Gralnek, Michael Gschwantler, Elisabeth Waldmann, Philip Jeschek, Daniela Penz, Denis Heresbach, Leon Moons, Arnaud Lemmers, Konstantina Paraskeva, Juergen Pohl, Thierry Ponchon, Jaroslaw Regula, Alessandro Repici, Matthew D Rutter, Nicholas G Burgess, Michael J Bourke
1 ESGE recommends cold snare polypectomy (CSP) as the preferred technique for removal of diminutive polyps (size ≤ 5 mm). This technique has high rates of complete resection, adequate tissue sampling for histology, and low complication rates. (High quality evidence, strong recommendation.) 2 ESGE suggests CSP for sessile polyps 6 - 9 mm in size because of its superior safety profile, although evidence comparing efficacy with hot snare polypectomy (HSP) is lacking. (Moderate quality evidence, weak recommendation...
February 17, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207320/cardiac-findings-in-quarter-horses-with-heritable-equine-regional-dermal-asthenia
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Erin L Brinkman, Benjamin C Weed, Sourav S Patnaik, Bryn L Brazile, Ryan M Centini, Robert W Wills, Bari Olivier, Dodd G Sledge, Jim Cooley, Jun Liao, Ann M Rashmir-Raven
OBJECTIVE To compare biomechanical and histologic features of heart valves and echocardiographic findings between Quarter Horses with and without heritable equine regional dermal asthenia (HERDA). DESIGN Prospective case-control study. ANIMALS 41 Quarter Horses. PROCEDURES Ultimate tensile strength (UTS) of aortic and mitral valve leaflets was assessed by biomechanical testing in 5 horses with HERDA and 5 horses without HERDA (controls). Histologic evaluation of aortic and mitral valves was performed for 6 HERDA-affected and 3 control horses...
March 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203207/morphotype-dependent-flow-characteristics-in-bicuspid-aortic-valve-ascending-aortas-a-benchtop-particle-image-velocimetry-study
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Andrew McNally, Ashish Madan, Philippe Sucosky
The bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a major risk factor for secondary aortopathy such as aortic dilation. The heterogeneous BAV morphotypes [left-right-coronary cusp fusion (LR), right-non-coronary cusp fusion (RN), and left-non-coronary cusp fusion (LN)] are associated with different dilation patterns, suggesting a role for hemodynamics in BAV aortopathogenesis. However, assessment of this theory is still hampered by the limited knowledge of the hemodynamic abnormalities generated by the distinct BAV morphotypes...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198528/the-expression-of-inhibitor-of-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-kinase-epsilon-ikk%C3%AE%C2%B5-in-human-aortic-aneurysm
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Leiyang Zhang, Lei Wang, Wen Chen, Yueyue Xu, Liming Wang, Reinard Iskandar, Yifei Wang, Xin Chen
BACKGROUND: Aortic aneurysm (AA) is one of the most common causes of sudden death among elderly people. Although AA can be detected by non-invasive imaging techniques, there are no pharmacological treatments currently available to prevent progression at any stage of the disease. In this study we will explore the expression of IKKε in AA and its potential underlying molecular mechanism in AA. Material s and methods: Human aortic tissue was taken from 14 patients who underwent surgical repair of AA for the AA group and another 11 patients with normal aorta who underwent aortic valve replacement surgery for the control group...
February 15, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197645/subclinical-decrease-in-myocardial-function-in-asymptomatic-infants-of-diabetic-mothers-a-tissue-doppler-study
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Jenny E Zablah, Dorota Gruber, Guillaume Stoffels, Estefania G Cabezas, Denise A Hayes
Infants of diabetic mothers (IDMs) with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are recognized to have impaired myocardial performance, but less is known about ventricular function in IDMs without hypertrophy. We hypothesized that in asymptomatic newborns with normal two-dimensional echocardiographic evaluations, pulsed wave tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) would suggest a subclinical decrease in the cardiac function of IDMs compared to infants of non-diabetics (nIDMs). This is a retrospective cohort study of asymptomatic neonates ≥36 weeks gestation, at 0-7 days of life, with normal standard echocardiograms...
February 14, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183649/biological-and-mechanical-evaluation-of-a-bio-hybrid-scaffold-for-autologous-valve-tissue-engineering
#7
S Jahnavi, U Saravanan, N Arthi, G S Bhuvaneshwar, T V Kumary, S Rajan, R S Verma
Major challenge in heart valve tissue engineering for paediatric patients is the development of an autologous valve with regenerative capacity. Hybrid tissue engineering approach is recently gaining popularity to design scaffolds with desired biological and mechanical properties that can remodel post implantation. In this study, we fabricated aligned nanofibrous Bio-Hybrid scaffold made of decellularized bovine pericardium: polycaprolactone-chitosan with optimized polymer thickness to yield the desired biological and mechanical properties...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179397/dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-induces-aortic-valve-calcification-by-inhibiting-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-signaling-in-valvular-interstitial-cells
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Bongkun Choi, Sahmin Lee, Sang-Min Kim, Eun-Jin Lee, Sun Ro Lee, Dae-Hee Kim, Jeong Yoon Jang, Sang-Wook Kang, Ki-Up Lee, Eun-Ju Chang, Jae-Kwan Song
Background -Calcification of the aortic valve leads to increased leaflet stiffness, and consequently to the development of calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD); however, the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms of calcification remain unclear. Here, we identified that dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4, also known as CD26) increases valvular calcification and promotes CAVD progression. Methods -We obtained the aortic valve tissues from humans and murine models (wild type and eNOS(-/-) mice), and cultured the valvular interstitial cells (VICs) and valvular endothelial cells (VECs) from the cusps...
February 8, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179104/variations-in-structure-of-the-outflow-tract-of-the-human-embryonic-heart-a-new-hypothesis-for-generating-bicuspid-aortic-semilunar-valves
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Nadine C Milos, Derek B Nordstrom, Ivano Ongaro, Ava K Chow
Outflow tract development of the heart is complex. The presence, differential growth and interactions of the various tissues through space and time contribute to the final development of the tract. This paper presents a novel interpretation of observations of outflow tract development, in particular of the aortic and pulmonary semilunar valves in embryos from the Shaner Collection at the University of Alberta. Three-dimensional reconstructions assist in the visualization of the spatial relationships of the developing valve tissues...
February 4, 2017: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178887/magnesium-presence-prevents-removal-of-antigenic-nuclear-associated-proteins-from-bovine-pericardium-for-heart-valve-engineering
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Ailsa Dalgliesh, Zhi Zhao Liu, Leigh Griffiths
Current heart valve prostheses are associated with significant complications including aggressive immune response, limited valve life expectancy, and inability to grow in juvenile patients. Animal derived "tissue" valves undergo glutaraldehyde fixation to mask tissue antigenicity, however chronic immunological responses and associated calcification still commonly occur. A heart valve formed from an unfixed bovine pericardium (BP) extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffold, in which antigenic burden has been eliminated or significantly reduced, has potential to overcome deficiencies of current bio-prostheses...
February 8, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178293/%C3%AE-ct-of-ex-vivo-stained-mouse-hearts-and-embryos-enables-a-precise-match-between-3d-virtual-histology-classical-histology-and-immunochemistry
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Christian Dullin, Roser Ufartes, Emanuel Larsson, Sabine Martin, Marcio Lazzarini, Giuliana Tromba, Jeannine Missbach-Guentner, Diana Pinkert-Leetsch, Dörthe M Katschinski, Frauke Alves
The small size of the adult and developing mouse heart poses a great challenge for imaging in preclinical research. The aim of the study was to establish a phosphotungstic acid (PTA) ex-vivo staining approach that efficiently enhances the x-ray attenuation of soft-tissue to allow high resolution 3D visualization of mouse hearts by synchrotron radiation based μCT (SRμCT) and classical μCT. We demonstrate that SRμCT of PTA stained mouse hearts ex-vivo allows imaging of the cardiac atrium, ventricles, myocardium especially its fibre structure and vessel walls in great detail and furthermore enables the depiction of growth and anatomical changes during distinct developmental stages of hearts in mouse embryos...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163433/congenital-pseudoaneurysm-of-mitral-aortic-intervalvular-fibrosa-masquerading-as-left-atrial-mass-in-fetal-life
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Shanthi Chidambarathanu, Vijayalakshmi Raja, Indrani Suresh
A 28-week-old fetus was detected to have a single left atrial mass in prenatal ultrasound. Postnatal echocardiography showed an aneurysm between the anterior mitral leaflet and aortic valve, to the left of atrioventricular junction and communicating with the left ventricle through a narrow mouth. It probably originated from the mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrous tissue and an inherent weakness at this site might be the cause. Reported cases of pseudoaneurysm of mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa and subvalvular ventricular aneurysms seen following infective endocarditis, surgery, or trauma seem to have a similar anatomical background...
January 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159378/valve-in-valve-implantation-of-a-sapien-3-transcatheter-heart-valve-for-reduction-of-paravalvular-regurgitation-despite-optimal-placement-of-the-first-transcatheter-heart%C3%A2-valve
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Ayoub El Hammiri, Jeannot Potvin, Jean-François Gobeil, Nicolas Noiseux, Louis-Mathieu Stevens, Jean-Bernard Masson
Valve-in-valve implantation is generally successful in reducing paravalvular regurgitation (PVR) in cases in which the first transcatheter heart valve is deployed in a suboptimal location. We describe a case of severe PVR 2 months after implantation of a 26-mm Sapien XT valve (Edwards Lifesciences Inc, Irvine, CA) in the optimal location. Valve-in-valve implantation of a Sapien 3 valve (Edwards Lifesciences Inc), and enough left ventricular outflow tract tissue at the inflow edge the Sapien XT to appose the sealing cuff of the Sapien 3 combined for successful PVR treatment...
November 29, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158996/igg4-positive-cell-infiltration-in-various-cardiovascular-disorders-results-from-histopathological-analysis-of-surgical-samples
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Ryoto Hourai, Satomi Kasashima, Koichi Sohmiya, Yohei Yamauchi, Hideki Ozawa, Yoshinobu Hirose, Yasuhiro Ogino, Takahiro Katsumata, Masahiro Daimon, Shu-Ichi Fujita, Masaaki Hoshiga, Nobukazu Ishizaka
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related disease (IgG4-RD), in general, depends on serum IgG4 concentrations and histopathological findings; therefore, diagnosis of IgG4-RD in cardiovascular organs/tissues is often difficult owing to the risk of tissue sampling. METHODS: Prevalence of IgG4-positive lymphoplasmacytic infiltration in 103 consecutive cardiovascular surgical samples from 98 patients with various cardiovascular diseases was analyzed immunohistochemically...
February 3, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157718/in-vitro-comparative-assessment-of-decellularized-bovine-pericardial-patches-and-commercial-bioprosthetic-heart-valves
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Paola Aguiari, Laura Iop, Francesca Favaretto, Cátia Marisa Lourenco Fidalgo, Filippo Naso, Gabriella Milan, Vincenzo Vindigni, Michel Spina, Franco Bassetto, Andrea Bagno, Roberto Vettor, Gino Gerosa
Notwithstanding their wide exploitation, biological prosthetic heart valves are characterized by limited durability (10-15 years). The treatment of biological tissues with chemical crosslinking agents such as glutaraldehyde accounts for the enhanced risk of structural deterioration associated with the early failure of bioprosthetic valves. To overcome the shortcomings of the currently available solutions, adoption of decellularized biological tissues of animal origin has emerged as a promising approach. The present study aims to assess in vitro cardiovascular scaffolds composed of bovine pericardium decellularized with the novel TRITDOC (TRIton-X100 and TauroDeOxyCholic acid) procedure...
February 3, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151866/acute-arterial-embolism-of-left-lower-extremity-caused-by-paradoxical-embolism-in-ebstein-s-anomaly-a-case-report
#16
Jun-Sheng Li, Jie Ma, Zi-Xing Yan, Dong-Ming Cheng, Liang Chang, Hai-Chun Zhang, Jiang-Yan Liu
INTRODUCTION: Ebstein's anomaly is a benign and stable congenital heart disease for asymptomatic patients. Despite a low incidence of Ebstein's anomaly (EA), patients' quality of life can be badly affected by EA without positive surgical intervention. Especially EA is associated with other congenital heart disease, such as the atrial septal defect, patent foramen ovale, and arterial embolism exclude other reasons, it is often considered to be the consequence of paradoxical embolism, and surgical intervention must be conducted...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149886/anticoagulant-independent-mechanical-heart-valves-viable-now-or-still-a-distant-holy-grail
#17
Aurelio Chaux, Richard J Gray, Jonathan C Stupka, Michael R Emken, Lawrence N Scotten, Rolland Siegel
Valvular heart disease remains a large public health problem for all societies; it attracts the attention of public health organizations, researchers and governments. Valve substitution is an integral part of the treatment for this condition. At present, the choice of valve prosthesis is either tissue or mechanical. Tissue valves have become increasingly popular in spite of unresolved problems with durability, hemodynamics, cost and need for anticoagulation therapy. As a consequence, mechanical valve innovation has virtually ceased; the last successful mechanical design is 25 years old...
December 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149571/surgical-technique-establishing-a-pre-clinical-large-animal-model-to-test-aortic-valve-leaflet-substitute
#18
Martin Schweiger, Walter Knirsch, Niko Cesarovic, Bernard Krüger, Martin Schmiady, Thomas Frauenfelder, Laura Frese, Hitendu Dave, Simon Philipp Hoerstrup, Michael Hübler
To overcome current limitations of valve substitutes and tissue substitutes the technology of tissue engineering (TE) continues to offer new perspectives in congenital cardiac surgery. We report our experiences and results implanting a decellularized TE patch in nine sheep in orthotropic position as aortic valve leaflet substitute. Establishing the animal model, feasibility, cardiopulmonary bypass issues and operative technique are highlighted.
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140523/tissue-plasminogen-activator-for-neonatal-coronary-thrombosis-presenting-with-mitral-valve-regurgitation-and-impaired-ventricular-function
#19
Delaram Molkara, Jose A Silva Sepulveda, Thomas Do, Christopher Davis, Gregory P Goldstein, John W Moore, Howaida G El-Said
OBJECTIVE: Neonatal coronary thrombosis is a rarely reported disorder, with variable outcomes described. This study assessed the feasibility and safety of an institutional protocol using tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) administration for the treatment of neonatal coronary artery thrombi. METHODS: They reviewed the outcome of three neonates with clinical evidence of myocardial infarction secondary to coronary thrombosis. All three underwent the tPA treatment protocol...
January 31, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139202/postoperative-analysis-of-the-mechanical-interaction-between-stent-and-host-tissue-in-patients-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#20
Raoul Hopf, Simon H Sündermann, Silvia Born, Carlos E Ruiz, Nicolas M Van Mieghem, Peter P de Jaegere, Francesco Maisano, Volkmar Falk, Edoardo Mazza
The analysis is based on a finite element procedure to extract the contact forces between an implanted Nitinol stent and the surrounding host tissue using postoperative CT images. The methodology was applied for patients (N=46) which have undergone a TAVI procedure with the Medtronic CoreValve Revalving System (MCRS) to obtain corresponding deformation and force maps. The postoperative CT data were recorded for each patient in both systolic and diastolic phase of the heart cycle. Scalar parameters were defined, which map deformed geometry and contact force field to mechanically relevant quantities: radial dilatation, radial shape distortion, non-convex points, mean force, a force deviation measure and a pressure equivalent...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
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