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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935512/analysis-of-short-and-long-term-outcomes-of-patients-with-surgically-treated-left-sided-infective-endocarditis-a-5-year-longitudinal-follow-up-study
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Oksana Marushchak, Holy Cole, Brett Hiebert, Evelyn Lo, Yoav Keynan, James Tam, Nasir Shaikh, Alan H Menkis, Rakesh C Arora, Pallav Shah
This study aims to analyze survival, repeat hospitalization, and risk factors for surgically treated left-sided endocarditis. Retrospective review of all 166 (114 native and 52 prosthetic) patients operated between January 2004 and March 2015 was performed. Long-term survival and repeat hospitalization data for 134 of 166 patients were obtained via linked clinical databases with the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy. Kaplan-Meier estimates of survival and hospital readmission and Cox multivariable regression analysis of factors influencing outcomes were performed...
August 23, 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935333/perforation-of-the-anterior-mitral-leaflet-after-aortic-valve-replacement-with-root-enlargement
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Ersin Kadirogullari, Burak Onan, Salih Guler, Korhan Erkanli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932963/echocardiographic-screening-of-rheumatic-heart-disease-in-american-samoa
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Jennifer H Huang, Michael Favazza, Arthur Legg, Kathryn W Holmes, Laurie Armsby, Ipuniuesea Eliapo-Unutoa, Thomas Pilgrim, Erin J Madriago
While rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is a treatable disease nearly eradicated in the United States, it remains the most common form of acquired heart disease in the developing world. This study used echocardiographic screening to determine the prevalence of RHD in children in American Samoa. Screening took place at a subset of local schools. Private schools were recruited and public schools underwent cluster randomization based on population density. We collected survey information and performed a limited physical examination and echocardiogram using the World Heart Federation protocol for consented school children aged 5-18 years old...
September 20, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918529/anatomic-repair-of-congenitally-corrected-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-single-center-intermediate-term-experience
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Shagun Sachdeva, Roni M Jacobsen, Ronald K Woods, Michael E Mitchell, Joseph R Cava, Nancy S Ghanayem, Peter C Frommelt, Peter J Bartz, James S Tweddell
We present our experience for patients who have undergone an anatomic repair (AR) for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA) at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. A retrospective chart review of patients who underwent AR for CCTGA from 2001 to 2015 was performed. The cohort consisted of 15 patients (74% male). Median age of anatomic repair was 15 months (range 4.5-45.6 months). Four patients had a bidirectional Glenn (BDG) prior to AR. At the time of AR,-9 (60%) underwent Senning/Rastelli procedure, 4 (26...
September 16, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914661/percutaneous-aortic-leak-closure-in-a-small-and-frail-annulus-after-double-heart-valve-replacement
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Guglielmo Saitto, Paolo Nardi, Gian P Ussia, Domenico Sergi, Paolo Prati, Marco Russo, Francesco Romeo, Giovanni Ruvolo
: Paravalvular leak (PVL) is an uncommon but serious complication associated with the implantation of prosthetic valves. Following aortic valve replacement, up to 5% of patients affected by PVL develop clinical symptoms of heart failure, hemolysis or both. Percutaneous treatment of PVL has emerged instead of conventional surgery, as a well tolerated and less invasive procedure but remains a challenge. We present the case of a young woman with mechanical aortic and mitral prostheses, who presented surgical aortic PVL caused by a serious frailty of native annulus, became symptomatic after 5 months and was successfully percutaneously treated with an Amplatzer Duct Occluder device...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910680/ct-and-mri-features-of-pseudoaneurysms-of-the-mitral-aortic-intervalvular-fibrosa
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Shoen Choon Seng Low, Anil Attili, David Bach, Prachi P Agarwal
OBJECTIVE: To describe the CT and MR features of pseudoaneurysms of the mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa (PMAIVF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 9 patients with a diagnosis of PMAIVF who had CT or MRI within 3months of echocardiography. Echocardiography images were reviewed by a cardiologist and CT and MRI images were reviewed by two experienced cardiothoracic radiologists. RESULTS: Recognizable imaging features of PMAIVFs were communication with the Left ventricular outflow tract, location between the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve and the aortic valve, systolic expansion and diastolic collapse...
August 20, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904928/prenatal-sonographic-diagnosis-of-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
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Raghu Teja Sadineni, B Santh Kumar, N B Chander, Durga Mahita Boppana
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) represents a variety of cardiac malformations that may result from errors in the early stages of cardiac development. HLHS includes a wide spectrum of cardiac malformations including hypoplasia of the left ventricle, ascending aorta, hypoplasia, or atresia of the aortic and mitral valves. Over the recent years, the improved resolution of advanced equipment with awareness and increased performance of second-trimester ultrasound examinations for the assessment of fetal anomalies have helped in understanding the spectrum and have expanded our knowledge of HLHS...
July 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903993/mitral-regurgitation-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-diagnosis-and-management
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REVIEW
Anna Sannino, Paul A Grayburn
Severe aortic stenosis (AS) and mitral regurgitation (MR) frequently coexist. Although some observational studies have reported that moderate or severe MR is associated with higher mortality, the optimal management of such patients is still unclear. Simultaneous replacement of both aortic and mitral valves is linked to significantly higher morbidity and mortality. Recent advances in minimally invasive surgical or transcatheter therapies for MR allow for staged procedures in which surgical or transcatheter aortic valve replacement (SAVR/TAVR) is done first and MR severity re-evaluated afterwards...
September 13, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895061/valvular-heart-disease-in-women-differential-remodeling-and-response-to-new-therapies
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REVIEW
Jaya Chandrasekhar, George Dangas, Roxana Mehran
In the United States, valvular heart disease (VHD) has a prevalence of 2.5%, most commonly presenting as aortic stenosis (AS) or mitral valve regurgitation (MR) and increasingly observed to be of a degenerative etiology. Women frequently have latent symptoms despite significant disease, and it is therefore pertinent to consider both clinical symptoms and imaging findings for decision-making on treatment. Indeed, significant advances have been made in noninvasive imaging allowing for more accurate diagnosis and disease prognostication...
September 11, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891679/patient-reported-outcomes-after-aortic-and-mitral-valve-surgery-results-from-the-denheart-study
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Britt Borregaard, Ola Ekholm, Lars Riber, Jan Sørensen, Jacob E Møller, Lars Thrysoe, Charlotte B Thorup, Marianne Vámosi, Anne V Christensen, Trine B Rasmussen, Selina K Berg
BACKGROUND: Clinical course, co-morbidity and age often differs between patients undergoing aortic and mitral valve surgery and this might affect patient-reported outcomes. AIMS: The purpose of this study was to describe differences in patient-reported physical and mental health and health-related quality of life after aortic valve or mitral valve surgery, and to identify demographic and clinical characteristics associated with worse patient-reported physical and mental health, and health-related quality of life...
September 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886196/fully-coupled-fluid-structure-interaction-simulation-of-the-aortic-and-mitral-valves-in-a-realistic-3d-left-ventricle-model
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Wenbin Mao, Andrés Caballero, Raymond McKay, Charles Primiano, Wei Sun
In this study, we present a fully-coupled fluid-structure interaction (FSI) framework that combines smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) and nonlinear finite element (FE) method to investigate the coupled aortic and mitral valves structural response and the bulk intraventricular hemodynamics in a realistic left ventricle (LV) model during the entire cardiac cycle. The FSI model incorporates valve structures that consider native asymmetric leaflet geometries, anisotropic hyperelastic material models and human material properties...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884922/congenital-heart-defects-in-molecularly-proven-kabuki-syndrome-patients
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Maria Cristina Digilio, Maria Gnazzo, Francesca Lepri, Maria Lisa Dentici, Elisa Pisaneschi, Anwar Baban, Chiara Passarelli, Rossella Capolino, Adriano Angioni, Antonio Novelli, Bruno Marino, Bruno Dallapiccola
The prevalence of congenital heart defects (CHD) in Kabuki syndrome ranges from 28% to 80%. Between January 2012 and December 2015, 28 patients had a molecularly proven diagnosis of Kabuki syndrome. Pathogenic variants in KMT2D (MLL2) were detected in 27 patients, and in KDM6A gene in one. CHD was diagnosed in 19/27 (70%) patients with KMT2D (MLL2) variant, while the single patient with KDM6A change had a normal heart. The anatomic types among patients with CHD included aortic coarctation (4/19 = 21%) alone or associated with an additional CHD, bicuspid aortic valve (4/19 = 21%) alone or associated with an additional CHD, perimembranous subaortic ventricular septal defect (3/19 = 16%), atrial septal defect ostium secundum type (3/19 = 16%), conotruncal heart defects (3/19 = 16%)...
September 8, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882144/sutureless-aortic-valve-replacement-in-a-calcified-homograft-combined-with-mitral-valve-replacement
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Ferdi Akca, Kayan Lam, Ibrahim Özdemir, Erwin Tan
BACKGROUND: Aortic valve replacement in a patient with an aortic homograft can be very challenging, especially when concomitant mitral valve surgery needs to be performed. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of implantation of a sutureless aortic valve bioprosthesis combined with mitral valve replacement in a patient with a severely calcified aortic homograft where conventional valve replacement was technically unfeasible. CONCLUSIONS: We believe that sutureless AVR is a viable option especially for young patients with a high surgical risk where conventional valve replacement cannot be achieved...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879526/intracardiac-echocardiography-for-structural-heart-and-electrophysiological-interventions
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REVIEW
Craig Basman, Yuvrajsinh J Parmar, Itzhak Kronzon
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: With an increasing number of interventional procedures performed for structural heart disease and cardiac arrhythmias each year, echocardiographic guidance is necessary for safe and efficient results. The purpose of this review article is to overview the principles of intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) and describes the peri-interventional role of ICE in a variety of structural heart disease and electrophysiological interventions. RECENT FINDINGS: Both transthoracic (TTE) and transesophageal echocardiography have limitations...
September 6, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863437/serotonin-and-catecholamines-in-the-development-and-progression-of-heart-valve-diseases
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Elliott Goldberg, Juan B Grau, Jacqueline H Fortier, Elisa Salvati, Robert J Levy, Giovanni Ferrari
Heart valve diseases (HVDs) arise from a number of different processes that affect both the structure and function of the valve apparatus. Despite diverse aetiologies, treatments for HVDs are limited to percutaneous or surgical interventions. The search for medical therapies to prevent or slow the progression of HVDs has been hampered by our poor understanding of the progression from subclinical to symptomatic phases, and our limited knowledge of the molecular signals that control the susceptibility of valve interstitial cells to pathological remodeling...
July 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862381/a-systematic-review-of-reported-cases-of-combined-transcatheter-aortic-and-mitral-valve-interventions
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Tomo Ando, Hisato Takagi, Alexandros Briasoulis, Tesfaye Telila, David P Slovut, Luis Afonso, Cindy L Grines, Theodore Schreiber
OBJECTIVES: To summarize the published data of combined transcatheter aortic and mitral valve intervention (CTAMVI). BACKGROUND: CTAMVI, a combination of either transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve (TAViV) and transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR), transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve/valve-in-ring (TMViV/ViR), or percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR) is an attractive alternative in high-surgical risk patients with combined aortic and mitral valve disease...
September 1, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857729/a-rapid-echocardiographic-screening-protocol-for-rheumatic-heart-disease-in-samoa-a-high-prevalence-of-advanced-disease
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Marvin Allen, John Allen, Take Naseri, Rebecca Gardner, Dennis Tolley, Lori Allen
BACKGROUND: Echocardiography has been proposed as a method to screen children for rheumatic heart disease. The World Heart Federation has established guidelines for echocardiographic screening. In this study, we describe a rapid echocardiogram screening protocol according to the World Heart Federation guidelines in Samoa, endemic for rheumatic heart disease. METHODS: We performed echocardiogram screening in schoolchildren in Samoa between 2013 and 2015. A brief screening echocardiogram was performed on all students...
October 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855450/clinical-implication-of-transaortic-mitral-pannus-removal-during-repeat-cardiac-surgery-for-patients-with-mechanical-mitral-valve
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Byungjoon Park, Kiick Sung, Pyo Won Park
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the safety and feasibility of transaortic mitral pannus removal (TMPR).Methods and Results:Between 2004 and 2016, 34 patients (median age, 57 years; 30 women) with rheumatic disease underwent pannus removal on the ventricular side of a mechanical mitral valve through the aortic valve during reoperation. The median time interval from the previous surgery was 14 years. TMPR was performed after removal of the mechanical aortic valve (n=21) or diseased native aortic valve (n=11)...
August 31, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845021/diagnostic-accuracy-of-electrocardiographic-p-wave-related-parameters-in-the-assessment-of-left-atrial-size-in-dogs-with-degenerative-mitral-valve-disease
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Ángel Soto-Bustos, Alicia Caro-Vadillo, Elena Martínez-DE-Merlo, Elisa González Alonso-Alegre
The purpose of this research was to compare the accuracy of newly described P wave-related parameters (P wave area, Macrux index and mean electrical axis) with classical P wave-related parameters (voltage and duration of P wave) for the assessment of left atrial (LA) size in dogs with degenerative mitral valve disease. One hundred forty-six dogs (37 healthy control dogs and 109 dogs with degenerative mitral valve disease) were prospectively studied. Two-dimensional echocardiography examinations and a 6-lead ECG were performed prospectively in all dogs...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843324/minimally-invasive-heart-valve-surgery
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REVIEW
Ismail Bouhout, Marie-Catherine Morgant, Denis Bouchard
Minimally invasive valve surgery represents a recent and significant advance in modern heart surgery. Indeed, many less invasive approaches for both the aortic and mitral valves have been developed in the past 2 decades. These procedures were hypothesized to result in less operative trauma, which might translate into better patient outcomes. However, this clinical benefit remains controversial in the literature. The aim of this review is to discuss the evidence surrounding minimally invasive heart valve surgery in the current era...
September 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
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