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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782425/increased-arterial-stiffness-in-a-cohort-of-pediatric-takayasu-arteritis-patients-in-toronto-adversely-affects-left-ventricular-mechanics
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Heynric B Grotenhuis, Florence A Aeschlimann, Wei Hui, Cameron Slorach, Rae S M Yeung, Susanne M Benseler, Timothy J Bradley, Lars Grosse-Wortmann
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Takayasu arteritis (TA) is characterized by extensive aortic, large and midsize arterial wall inflammation. The aim of this study was to assess the morphological and elastic properties of the aorta and large arteries and the impact on left ventricular (LV) mechanics in children with TA. METHODS: Seven pediatric TA patients (6 female patients, 13.8 ± 3.2 years) were assessed with magnetic resonance imaging, vascular ultrasound, applanation tonometry, and echocardiography from February 2015 until July 2017 and compared with 7 age- and sex-matched controls...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777372/cardiac-surgery-2017-reviewed
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REVIEW
Torsten Doenst, Hristo Kirov, Alexandros Moschovas, David Gonzalez-Lopez, Rauf Safarov, Mahmoud Diab, Steffen Bargenda, Gloria Faerber
For the year 2017, more than 21,000 published references can be found in PubMed when entering the search term "cardiac surgery". This review focusses on conventional cardiac surgery, considering the new interventional techniques only if they were directly compared to classic techniques but also entails aspects of perioperative intensive care management. The publications last year provided a plethora of new and interesting information that helped to quantify classic surgical treatment effects and provided new guidelines for the management of structural heart disease, which made comparisons to interventional techniques easier...
May 17, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774601/the-impact-of-mitral-stenosis-on-outcomes-of-aortic-valve-stenosis-patient-undergoing-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-or-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Yasser Al-Khadra, Fahed Darmoch, Motaz Baibars, Amir Kaki, Zaher Fanari, M Chadi Alraies
BACKGROUND: The concomitant presence of mitral stenosis (MS) in the setting of symptomatic aortic stenosis represent a clinical challenge. Little is known regarding the outcome of mitral stenosis (MS) patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). Therefore, we sought to study the outcome of MS patients undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR). METHOD: Using weighted data from the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) database between 2011 and 2014, we identified patients who were diagnosed with MS...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770299/regenerative-medicine-therapy-for-single-ventricle-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Chetan Ambastha, Gregory J Bittle, David Morales, Nathaniel Parchment, Progyaparamita Saha, Rachana Mishra, Sudhish Sharma, Alexander Vasilenko, Muthukumar Gunasekaran, Manal T Al-Suqi, Deqiang Li, Peixin Yang, Sunjay Kaushal
One of the most complex forms of congenital heart disease (CHD) involving single ventricle physiology is hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), characterized by underdevelopment of the left ventricle (LV), mitral and aortic valves, and narrowing of the ascending aorta. The underdeveloped LV is incapable of providing long-term systemic flow, and if left untreated, the condition is fatal. Current treatment for this condition consists of three consecutive staged palliative operations: the first is conducted within the first few weeks of birth, the second between 4 to 6 months, and the third and final surgery within the first 4 years...
April 2018: Translational Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762933/ross-procedure-following-a-dislodged-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Samuel R Schnittman, Aaron J Weiss, Robin Varghese, Paul Stelzer
A 36-year-old pregnant woman with a history of rheumatic heart disease and prior aortic valve replacement and mitral valve repair presented to an outside hospital with severe aortic stenosis. The patient had a cardiac arrest upon labor induction and underwent a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), which dislodged two days later. Five months later, the patient underwent removal of the dislodged TAVR and a Ross procedure at the authors' institution. The patient was stable upon discharge, with minimal aortic and pulmonary regurgitation...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756686/a-rare-case-of-mitral-valve-dissection-and-aortic-left-ventricular-tunnel-associated-with-possible-autoimmune-vasculitis
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Weichun Wu, David H Hsi, Haiping Wang, Chao Dong, LiLi Niu, Hao Wang
We report a very rare case of mitral valve dissection and aortic-left ventricular tunnel caused by possible autoimmune vasculitis. We suspected Behcet's disease in this patient. There was no obvious clinical evidence of infective endocarditis. Echocardiography is the diagnostic tool of choice to recognize valvular dysfunction, related pathology, and possible complications. The patient may require immunosuppressive therapy due to the high likelihood of recurrence in the perioperation period.
May 14, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755794/time-of-anderson-fabry-disease-detection-and-cardiovascular-presentation
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K Selthofer-Relatic
Background: Anderson-Fabry disease is an X-linked inherited disease, which manifests in a different manner depending on gender and genotype. Making a working diagnosis of Anderson-Fabry disease is difficult because of several reasons: (a) that it is a multiorgan disease with wide variety of phenotypes, (b) different timelines of presentation, (c) gender differences, and (d) possible coexistence with other comorbidities. Late-onset/cardiac type of presentation with minimal involvement of other organs can additionally make diagnosis difficult...
2018: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755630/echocardiographic-features-in-bartonella-endocarditis-a-case-series
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Orathai Pachirat, Sompop Prathanee, George Watt
Bartonella spp. are emerging pathogens that are reported as the cause of blood culture-negative endocarditis ( BCNE). However, echocardiographic features and assessment of this endocarditis remains unclear. Four patients with B. henselae endocarditis were identified. All patients had underlying cardiac conditions: rheumatic heart disease in three, congenital heart disease in one. Evidence of vegetations was found on the aortic valve in all patients with large, highly mobile vegetations and severely destroyed valves demonstrated by the transthoracic echocardiogram leading to severe aortic regurgitation and heart failure...
April 2018: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755073/-beating-mitral-valve-replacement-for-functional-mitral-regurgitation-after-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-report-of-a-case
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Hiroshi Kumano, Keisuke Shuntoh, Akimitsu Yamaguchi
A 72-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of dyspnea. He had a history of cardiac resynchronization therapy for congestive heart failure due to dilated cardiomyopathy 6 months previously. Echocardiography revealed severe functional mitral regurgitation which had been mild 6 months before. Because medical treatment was ineffective, on-pump beating mitral valve replacement using a bioprosthesis was performed to prevent reperfusion injury. The patient was easily weaned from cardiopulmonary bypass with low-dose inotropic support and scheduled intra-aortic balloon pump...
March 2018: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743999/transcatheter-mitral-valve-replacement-for-native-and-failed-bioprosthetic-mitral-valves
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REVIEW
Kunal Sarkar, Michael J Reardon, Stephen H Little, Colin M Barker, Neal S Kleiman
Transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) is a novel approach for treatment of severe mitral regurgitation. A number of TMVR devices are currently undergoing feasibility trials using both transseptal and transapical routes for device delivery. Overall experience worldwide is limited to fewer than 200 cases. At present, the 30-day mortality exceeds 30% and is attributable to both patient- and device-related factors. TMVR has been successfully used to treat patients with degenerative mitral stenosis (DMS) as well as failed mitral bioprosthesis and mitral repair using transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve (TMViV)/valve-in-ring (ViR) repair...
July 2017: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743995/percutaneous-repair-of-mitral-regurgitation
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REVIEW
Colin M Barker
Mitral regurgitation (MR) affects more than 2 million people in the United States annually and is the second leading cause of heart valve disease after aortic stenosis. Surgical intervention is the currently accepted treatment of choice in patients with either symptomatic degenerative MR or asymptomatic MR with pulmonary hypertension, atrial fibrillation, or left ventricular dysfunction. Based on robust evidence from clinical trials, the MitraClip Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair system (Abbott Vascular) was approved in the United States for commercial use in 2013...
July 2017: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737030/transcatheter-electrosurgery-in-bipolar-or-monopolar-modes
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EDITORIAL
Jaffar M Khan, Robert J Lederman
Transcatheter electrosurgery has emerging value in a range of other new procedures that require traversing tissue (transcaval access, transcatheter Glenn Shunt) or slicing tissue (LAMPOON slicing of the mitral valve and BASILICA slicing of the aortic valve). This is the first report of bipolar radiofrequency wires used to cross lesions in humans, reported here in seven re-entry CTO cases. The bipolar configuration may provide directionality to charge without need for wire alignment and advancement, but is theoretically disadvantageous for tissue "cutting" because of problems with charge concentration...
May 1, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735635/case-of-refractory-hypertension-controlled-after-aortic-and-mitral-valve-replacement-and-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Mohammed Siddiqui, Robert A Phillips, Michael Bursztyn, Domenic Sica, Alejandro Velasco, Eric K Judd, Tanja Dudenbostel, Steven G Lloyd, Suzanne Oparil, David A Calhoun
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 7, 2018: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735373/natural-history-of-echocardiographic-abnormalities-in-mucopolysaccharidosis-iii
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Carolyn M Wilhelm, Kristen V Truxal, Kim L McBride, John P Kovalchin, Kevin M Flanigan
BACKGROUND: Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) type III, Sanfilippo Syndrome, is an autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder. MPS I and II patients often develop cardiac involvement leading to early mortality, however there are limited data in MPS III. The objective of this study is to describe cardiac abnormalities in a large group of MPS III patients followed in a longitudinal natural history study designed to determine outcome measures for gene transfer trials. METHODS: A single center study of MPS III patients who were enrolled in the Nationwide Children's Hospital natural history study in 2014...
April 27, 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735267/uni-leaflet-mitral-valve-associated-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve
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D Gaitan Roman, A Aviles-Toscano, R Vivancos Delgado
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 4, 2018: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731112/degenerative-mitral-stenosis-from-pathophysiology-to-challenging-interventional-treatment
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REVIEW
Marko Banovic, Mark DaCosta
Mitral stenosis (MS) is characterized by obstruction of left ventricular inflow as a result of narrowing of the mitral valve orifice. Although its prevalence has declined over the last decade, especially in developed countries, it remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality.  The most often cause of MS worldwide is still postrheumatic mitral valve disease. However, in developed countries, degenerative or calcific changes cause MS in a siginificant proportion of patients. Although the range of treatment for mitral valve disease has grown over the years in parallel with transcatheter therapies for aortic valve disease, these improvements in mitral valve disease therapy have experienced slower development...
April 6, 2018: Current Problems in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730345/hemiarch-reconstruction-vs-clamped-aortic-anastomosis-for-concomitant-ascending-aortic-aneurysm
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Ibrahim Sultan, Valentino Bianco, Ibrahim Yajzi, Arman Kilic, Keith Dufendach, Arturo Cardounel, Andrew D Althouse, Ahmad Masri, Forozan Navid, Thomas G Gleason
BACKGROUND: Deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA) is often avoided in patients with concomitant ascending aortic pathology when treating other cardiac disease to avoid increased risk of morbidity and mortality. We hypothesized that the use of DHCA with retrograde cerebral perfusion (RCP) does not add incremental risk to ascending aortic replacement alone in the setting of concomitant cardiac surgery. METHODS: 408 ascending aortic ± hemiarch replacements and aortic (root)/mitral/tricuspid valve(s), CABG, or MAZE procedures were performed for concomitant cardiac disease...
May 3, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728065/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-primary-left-sided-valve-disease-in-a-cohort-of-15-000-patients-undergoing-echocardiography-studies-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-uganda
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Joselyn Rwebembera, William Manyilirah, Zhang Wan Zhu, Juliet Nabbaale, Judith Namuyonga, Isaac Ssinabulya, Sulaiman Lubega, Peter Lwabi, John Omagino, Emmy Okello
BACKGROUND: Although rheumatic heart disease remains the leading cause of valve heart disease (VHD) in developing countries, other forms of valve disease have been over shadowed and not regarded as a public health problem. However, several facts suggest that the role of non-rheumatic VHD as a significant cardiovascular disease should be reconsidered. We aimed to assess the prevalence and characteristics of different forms of primary left sided valve diseases from a series of 15,009 echocardiographic studies...
May 4, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726546/the-role-of-standard-non-ecg-gated-chest-ct-in-cardiac-assessment-design-and-rationale-of-the-cardiac-pathologies-in-standard-chest-ct-capact-study
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Nienke G Eijsvoogel, Babs M F Hendriks, Hugo B Park, Sibel Altintas, Casper Mihl, Barbora Horehledova, Bastiaan L J H Kietselaer, Harry J G M Crijns, Joachim E Wildberger, Marco Das
Modern high-performance computed tomography (CT) scanners with improved scan acquisition times now allow for routine assessment of cardiac pathologies on chest CTs, which can result in numerous incidental cardiac findings. The CaPaCT study, an observer blinded, single-centre study, aims to assess the visibility, management and possible clinical impact of incidental cardiac pathologies that are now becoming visible on standard chest CTs. A total of 217 consecutive patients referred for a chest CT on a high-performance third-generation dual-source CT scanner will be included...
2018: European radiology experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724595/effect-of-tricuspid-annuloplasty-concomitant-with-left-heart-surgery-on-right-heart-geometry-and-function
#20
Tomoki Sakata, Kenji Mogi, Manabu Sakurai, Anan Nomura, Masahiko Fujii, Daisuke Kaneyuki, Goro Matsumiya, Yoshiharu Takahara
OBJECTIVES: To elucidate the effect of tricuspid annuloplasty concomitant with left-sided valve surgery on the right heart in patients with mild or more tricuspid regurgitation (TR). METHODS: We enrolled 78 patients with mild or more TR who underwent left-sided valve surgery. Forty-three patients underwent only left-sided valve surgery (group non-T) and 35 underwent concomitant tricuspid annuloplasty (group T). Echocardiographic changes between the preoperative and 1-year follow-up periods were compared...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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