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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214287/association-of-warfarin-with-congestive-heart-failure-and-peripheral-artery-occlusive-disease-in-hemodialysis-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Kuo-Hua Lee, Szu-Yuan Li, Jin-Sin Liu, Chi-Ting Huang, Ying-Ying Chen, Yao-Ping Lin, Chih-Cheng Hsu, Der-Cherng Tarng
BACKGROUND: The effect of warfarin on the risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease is unknown among chronic hemodialysis patients with atrial fibrillation (HD-AF). METHODS: Population-based propensity score and prescription time-distribution matched cohort study including 6719 HD-AF patients with CHA2DS2-VASc score ≥ 2 were divided into warfarin users and nonusers and followed-up for CV events and death. RESULTS: Warfarin treatment in HD-AF patients with AF preceding HD was associated with higher risks of developing congestive heart failure [hazard ratio (HR)=1...
February 14, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212053/transthoracic-echocardiography-pitfalls-and-limitations-as-delineated-at-cardiac-ct-and-mr-imaging
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Sachin B Malik, Natalie Chen, Rex A Parker, Joe Y Hsu
Transthoracic echocardiography ( TTE transthoracic echocardiography ) is a critical tool in the field of clinical cardiology. It often serves as one of the first-line imaging modalities in the evaluation of cardiac disease owing to its low cost, portability, widespread availability, lack of ionizing radiation, and ability to evaluate both anatomy and function of the heart. Consequently, a large majority of patients undergoing a cardiac computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance (MR) imaging examination will have a TTE transthoracic echocardiography available for review...
February 17, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211263/increased-regurgitant-flow-causes-endocardial-cushion-defects-in-an-avian-embryonic-model-of-congenital-heart-disease
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Stephanie M Ford, Matthew T McPheeters, Yves T Wang, Pei Ma, Shi Gu, James Strainic, Christopher Snyder, Andrew M Rollins, Michiko Watanabe, Michael W Jenkins
BACKGROUND: The relationship between changes in endocardial cushion and resultant congenital heart diseases (CHD) has yet to be established. It has been shown that increased regurgitant flow early in embryonic heart development leads to endocardial cushion defects, but it remains unclear how abnormal endocardial cushions during the looping stages might affect the fully septated heart. The goal of this study was to reproducibly alter blood flow in vivo and then quantify the resultant effects on morphology of endocardial cushions in the looping heart and on CHDs in the septated heart...
February 17, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209729/edoxaban-for-the-prevention-of-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-atrialfibrillation-and-bioprosthetic-valves
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Anthony P Carnicelli, Raffaele De Caterina, Jonathan L Halperin, Giulia Renda, Christian T Ruff, Marco Trevisan, Francesco Nordio, Michele F Mercuri, Elliott Antman, Robert P Giugliano
Atrial fibrillation (AF) and valvular heart disease (VHD) frequently coexist and independently increase mortality1. Bioprosthetic valve implantation (surgical or transcatheter), is a common, increasingly utilized treatment for VHD2. Patients with AF and bioprosthetic valves require anticoagulation to prevent thromboembolic events. Non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are safe and efficacious alternatives to vitamin K antagonists for anticoagulation in AF. However, guidelines recommend against NOACs in patients with bioprosthetic valves, citing a lack of supporting data...
February 16, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206727/results-of-tricuspid-valve-surgery-for-functional-tricuspid-regurgitation-acute-and-long-term-outcomes-and-predictors-of-failure
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Alberto Pozzoli, Nicola Buzzatti, Luca Vicentini, Michele De Bonis, Ottavio Alfieri
The assessment and management of tricuspid valve disease evolved significantly in the last decade. Tricuspid regurgitation is a frequent heart valve disease and it is most often secondary, due to annular dilatation and leaflet tethering from right ventricular remodelling. The indications for tricuspid valve surgery are several and mainly related to the underlying disease, to the severity of the regurgitation and to the right ventricular function. Moreover, surgical tricuspid repair has been avoided for years, because of the erroneous concept that tricuspid regurgitation should disappear once the primary pathology on the left heart has been resolved...
February 15, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198458/a-simple-method-for-noninvasive-quantification-of-pressure-gradient-across-the-pulmonary-valve
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Xueying Zhou, Changyang Xing, Yang Feng, Yunyou Duan, Qiangsun Zheng, Zuojun Wang, Jie Liu, Tiesheng Cao, Lijun Yuan
Pressure gradient across the pulmonary valve (PVPG) is an important hemodynamic variable used in the management of patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary disease. However, a reliable noninvasive method is unavailable. We hypothesized that a progressive Muller maneuver would elicit the pulmonary valve premature opening (PVPO) in diastole and that this event would be detectable by Doppler echocardiography. The intrathoracic pressure (ITP) decrease during this maneuver equals PVPG, which may be assessed with a custom airway pressure measurement device...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197281/prediction-of-symptomatic-embolism-in-filipinos-with-infective-endocarditis-using-the-embolic-risk-french-calculator
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Jaime Alfonso M Aherrera, Maria Teresa B Abola, Maria Margarita O Balabagno, Lauro L Abrahan, Jose Donato A Magno, Paul Ferdinand M Reganit, Felix Eduardo R Punzalan
BACKGROUND: Cardioembolic events are life-threatening complications of infective endocarditis (IE). The embolic risk French calculator estimates the embolic risk in IE computed on admission. Variables in this tool include age, diabetes, atrial fibrillation, prior embolism, vegetation length, and Staphylococcus aureus on culture. A computed risk of > 7% was considered high in the development of this tool. Knowledge of this risk applied in our local setting is important to guide clinicians in preventing such catastrophic complications...
August 2016: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197280/predictors-of-permanent-pacemaker-implantation-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-and-valve-surgery-in-adult-patients-in-current-surgical-era
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Bandar Al-Ghamdi, Yaseen Mallawi, Azam Shafquat, Alexandra Ledesma, Nadiah AlRuwaili, Mohamed Shoukri, Shahid Khan, Aly Al Sanei
BACKGROUND: Permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation after cardiac surgery is required in 0.4-6% of patients depending on cardiac surgery type. PPM implantation in the early postoperative period may reduce morbidity and postoperative hospital stay. We performed a retrospective review of electronic medical records of adult patients with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), valve surgery, or both, over a 3-year period. Our aim was to identify predictors of PPM requirements and PPM dependency on follow-up in the current surgical era...
August 2016: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197053/large-in-transient-left-ventricular-thrombus-due-to-anabolic-steroid-induced-cardiomyopathy
#9
Feridoun Sabzi, Reza Faraji
The presence of small or moderate size thrombosis is not uncommon in left ventricle (LV) as results of basic co-moribund disease, but huge LV thrombosis that protrudes to aortic valve in the LV outflow tract (LVOT) tract is an exceptionally rare phenomenon. We report a 34-year-old bodybuilder athlete with cardiomyopathy and massive LV thrombosis. The thrombosis extended to LVOT and protruded through the aortic valve in systole and posed a high risk of systemic emboli. The patient underwent open heart surgery, and the clot was removed...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194496/impact-of-pulmonary-hypertension-on-outcome-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-and-preserved-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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Julien Magne, Dania Mohty, Alessandro Piccardo, Cyrille Boulogne, Mathieu Deltreuil, Vincent Petitalot, Najmeddine Echahidi, Nicole Darodes, Patrice Virot, Thibaud Damy, Victor Aboyans
AIMS: The prognostic impact of elevated pulmonary arterial pressure (PAP) remains controversial in aortic stenosis (AS) and few studies focused on patients with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). We aimed to investigate the impact of pulmonary hypertension (PH), invasively derived, on survival in severe AS with preserved LVEF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between 2000 and 2010, 749 patients (74 ± 8 years, 57% males) with preserved LVEF and severe AS without other valvular heart disease underwent cardiac catheterization...
February 14, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193802/direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-valvular-heart-disease-other-than-significant-mitral-stenosis-and-mechanical-valves-a-meta-analysis
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Konstantinos C Siontis, Xiaoxi Yao, Bernard J Gersh, Peter A Noseworthy
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February 14, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185817/outcomes-following-melody-transcatheter-pulmonary-valve-implantation-for-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-dysfunction-in-repaired-congenital-heart-disease-first-reported-australian-single-centre-experience
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Ryan Markham, Abhinay Challa, Stephen Kyranis, Mugur Nicolae, Dale Murdoch, Michael Savage, Theresa Malpas, Dorothy J Radford, Christian Hamilton-Craig, Darren L Walters
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation (TPVI) with the Melody® transcatheter pulmonary valve (TPV) has demonstrated good haemodynamic and clinical outcomes in the treatment of right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) conduit dysfunction in patients with repaired congenital heart disease CHD. We present the first Australian single centre experience of patients treated with Melody TPV. METHOD: A prospective, observational registry was developed to monitor clinical and haemodynamic outcomes in patients with RVOT dysfunction treated with the Melody TPV (Medtronic Inc, Minneapolis, United States)...
January 24, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183793/clinical-information-has-low-sensitivity-for-postmortem-diagnosis-of-heart-valve-disease
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Sean Coffey, Andrew R Harper, Benjamin J Cairns, Ian Sd Roberts, Bernard D Prendergast
BACKGROUND: Accuracy of routinely collected information concerning cause of death is essential for public health and health systems planning. Since clinical examination has relatively low sensitivity for detection of valvular heart disease (VHD), mortality data based on clinical information alone might routinely underestimate the number of deaths due to VHD. METHODS: We compared autopsy findings against premortem clinical information for 8198 consecutive adult postmortems (mean age 69...
February 9, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183467/initial-experience-of-a-second-generation-self-expanding-transcatheter-aortic-valve-the-uk%C3%A2-ireland-evolut-r-implanters-registry
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Sundeep S Kalra, Sami Firoozi, James Yeh, Daniel J Blackman, Shabnam Rashid, Simon Davies, Neil Moat, Miles Dalby, Tito Kabir, Saib S Khogali, Richard A Anderson, Peter H Groves, Darren Mylotte, David Hildick-Smith, Rajiv Rampat, Jan Kovac, Ashan Gunarathne, Jean-Claude Laborde, Stephen J Brecker
OBJECTIVES: The authors present the UK and Irish real-world learning curve experience of the Evolut R transcatheter heart valve. BACKGROUND: The Evolut R is a self-expanding, repositionable, and fully recapturable second-generation transcatheter heart valve with several novel design features to improve outcomes and reduce complications. METHODS: Clinical, procedural, and 30-day outcome data were prospectively collected for the first 264 patients to receive the Evolut R valve in the United Kingdom and Ireland...
February 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183437/cardiac-3d-printing-and-its-future-directions
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REVIEW
Marija Vukicevic, Bobak Mosadegh, James K Min, Stephen H Little
Three-dimensional (3D) printing is at the crossroads of printer and materials engineering, noninvasive diagnostic imaging, computer-aided design, and structural heart intervention. Cardiovascular applications of this technology development include the use of patient-specific 3D models for medical teaching, exploration of valve and vessel function, surgical and catheter-based procedural planning, and early work in designing and refining the latest innovations in percutaneous structural devices. In this review, we discuss the methods and materials being used for 3D printing today...
February 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183396/denheart-differences-in-physical-and-mental-health-across-cardiac-diagnoses-at-hospital-discharge
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Selina Kikkenborg Berg, Trine Bernholdt Rasmussen, Lars Thrysoee, Astrid Lauberg, Britt Borregaard, Anne Vinggaard Christensen, Ola Ekholm, Knud Juel, Jette Rolf Svanholm
OBJECTIVE: To describe: (i) differences in patient reported physical and mental health outcomes at hospital discharge between a) cardiac diagnostic groups and b) cardiac patients and a national representative reference population and to describe (ii) in-hospital predicting factors for patient reported outcomes. METHODS: A national cross-sectional survey combined with national register data. From April 2013 to April 2014 all patients (n=34,564) discharged or transferred from one of five Danish Heart Centres were invited to participate...
March 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182589/bicuspid-aortic-valve-aortopathy-mechanistic-and-clinical-insights-from-recent-studies
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David G Guzzardi, Subodh Verma, Paul W M Fedak
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This focused review summarizes key insights from the past 12 months of basic science and clinical research on bicuspid aortic valve (BAV)-associated aortopathy. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies in BAV-associated aortopathy support a heterogeneous spectrum of disease with distinct phenotypes. Basic science studies provide further support for the concept of regional differences in the severity of aortopathy within the aorta of BAV patients. Clinical studies compared outcomes of BAV patients after isolated aortic valve replacement and showed that those with primarily valvular insufficiency as compared with stenosis may be at greater risk for important aortic events over time...
March 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
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/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/28176174/adiposity-post-diagnosis-weight-change-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-events-among-early-stage-breast-cancer-survivors
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Elizabeth M Cespedes Feliciano, Marilyn L Kwan, Lawrence H Kushi, Erin K Weltzien, Adrienne L Castillo, Bette J Caan
PURPOSE: Little research examines whether adiposity or post-diagnosis weight changes influence Cardiovascular disease (CVD) among breast cancer patients for whom effects may differ due to treatment and recovery. METHODS: We studied Stage I-III breast cancer survivors 18 to  <80 years, without pre-existing CVD, diagnosed from 1997 to 2013 at Kaiser Permanente. Women reported weight at diagnosis and weight and waist circumference (WC) around 24 months post diagnosis...
February 7, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
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