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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455772/prenatal-diagnosis-of-congenital-heart-disease-a-review-of-current-knowledge
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REVIEW
Nathalie Jeanne Bravo-Valenzuela, Alberto Borges Peixoto, Edward Araujo Júnior
This article reviews important features to improve the diagnosis of congenital heart disease (CHD) by applying ultrasound in prenatal cardiac screening. As low and high-risk pregnancies for CHD are subject to routine obstetric ultrasound, the diagnosis of structural heart defects represents a challenge that involves a team of specialists and subspecialists on fetal ultrasonography. In this review, the images highlight normal anatomy of the heart as well as pathologic cases consistent with cardiac malposition and isomerism, septal defects, pulmonary stenosis/atresia, aortic malformations, hypoplastic left ventricle, conotruncal anomalies, tricuspid dysplasia, and Ebstein's anomaly, and univentricular heart, among other congenital cardiovascular defects...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442340/aortic-valve-replacement-using-autologous-pericardium-single-centre-experience-with-the-ozaki-technique
#2
Oliver Reuthebuch, Luca Koechlin, Ulrich Schurr, Martin Grapow, Jens Fassl, Friedrich S Eckstein
OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical implementation and report preliminary results of a novel technique called the Ozaki procedure for stentless aortic valve replacement through reconstruction of the valve leaflets from autologous pericardium. METHOD: Between September 2015 and May 2017 30 patients (20 males, mean ± standard deviation age 66.83 ± 10.55 years) suffering from aortic stenosis (AS, n = 7), aortic regurgitation (AR, n = 12), or a combination of both (AS/AR, n = 11) were assigned for an Ozaki procedure...
February 14, 2018: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429630/transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-severe-mitral-or-tricuspid-regurgitation-at-extreme-risk-for-surgery
#3
Stephen H Little, Jeffrey J Popma, Neal S Kleiman, G Michael Deeb, Thomas G Gleason, Steven J Yakubov, Stan Checuti, Daniel O'Hair, Tanvir Bajwa, Mubashir Mumtaz, Brijeshwar Maini, Alan Hartman, Stanley Katz, Newell Robinson, George Petrossian, John Heiser, William Merhi, B Jane Moore, Shuzhen Li, David H Adams, Michael J Reardon
OBJECTIVES: Patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis and severe mitral regurgitation or severe tricuspid regurgitation were excluded from the major transcatheter aortic valve replacement trials. We studied these 2 subgroups in patients at extreme risk for surgery in the prospective, nonrandomized, single-arm CoreValve US Expanded Use Study. METHODS: The primary end point was all-cause mortality or major stroke at 1 year. A favorable medical benefit was defined as a Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire overall summary score greater than 45 at 6 months and greater than 60 at 1 year and with a less than 10-point decrease from baseline...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420603/impact-of-underlying-heart-disease-per-se-on-the-utility-of-preoperative-nt-probnp-in-adult-cardiac-surgery
#4
Huiqi Jiang, Henrik Hultkvist, Jonas Holm, Farkas Vanky, Yanqi Yang, Rolf Svedjeholm
OBJECTIVE: The primary aim was to investigate the role of underlying heart disease on preoperative NT-proBNP levels in patients admitted for adult cardiac surgery, after adjusting for the known confounders age, gender, obesity and renal function. The second aim was to investigate the predictive value of preoperative NT-proBNP with regard to severe postoperative heart failure (SPHF) and postoperative mortality. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study based on preoperative NT-proBNP measurements in an unselected cohort including all patients undergoing first time surgery for coronary artery disease (CAD; n = 2226), aortic stenosis (AS; n = 406) or mitral regurgitation (MR; n = 346) from April 2010 to August 2016 in the southeast region of Sweden (n = 2978)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399947/supra-annular-structure-assessment-for-self-expanding-transcatheter-heart-valve-size-selection-in-patients-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve
#5
Xianbao Liu, Yuxin He, Qifeng Zhu, Feng Gao, Wei He, Lei Yu, Qijing Zhou, Minjian Kong, Jian'an Wang
OBJECTIVES: To explore assessment of supra-annular structure for self-expanding transcatheter heart valve (THV) size selection in patients with bicuspid aortic stenosis (AS). BACKGROUND: Annulus-based device selection from CT measurement is the standard sizing strategy for tricuspid aortic valve before transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Because of supra-annular deformity, device selection for bicuspid AS has not been systemically studied. METHODS: Twelve patients with bicuspid AS who underwent TAVR with self-expanding THVs were included in this study...
February 5, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395625/mitral-effective-regurgitant-orifice-area-predicts-pulmonary-artery-pressure-level-in-patients-with-aortic-valve-stenosis
#6
Giovanni Benfari, Stefano Nistri, Pompilio Faggiano, Marie-Annick Clavel, Caterina Maffeis, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, Corrado Vassanelli, Andrea Rossi
BACKGROUND: Mitral regurgitation (MR) and elevated pulmonary artery pressure are common findings in patients with aortic valve stenosis (AS). The pathophysiologic role of quantitatively defined MR as a determinant of pulmonary hypertension (PH) is incompletely characterized across the whole spectrum of AS degrees. The purpose of the study was to investigate whether the quantification of MR reveals a link to PH in patients with AS. METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing comprehensive echocardiography and presenting peak aortic velocity ≥ 2...
January 30, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395193/severe-tricuspid-or-mitral-regurgitation-in-inoperable-patients-with-aortic-stenosis-can-we-leave-them-alone
#7
EDITORIAL
Juan A Crestanello
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 26, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384893/the-modified-cone-reconstruction-in-the-treatment-of-ebstein-s-anomaly-case-reports
#8
Jun-Sheng Li, Gang Chen, Jie Ma, Zi-Xing Yan, Dong-Ming Cheng, Liang Chang, Hai-Chun Zhang, Jiang-Yan Liu
RATIONALE: To investigate the early and mid-term clinical outcomes of the modified cone reconstruction in the treatment of Ebstein's anomaly (EA) which provide appropriate surgical treatment for clinical and reduce the incidence of re-operation and valve replacement. PATIENT CONCERNS: Clinical data of 18 consecutive patients with EA in our hospital between May 2008 and August 2015 were analyzed retrospectively. All patients were diagnosed by echocardiography. Among these patients, according to New York Heart Association functional grade, there were 12 patients with grade II cardiac function and 6 patients with grade III...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357042/nimura-lecture-three-ebms
#9
Shinichi Minagoe
The three EBMs in the title refer to the following concepts: evidence-based medicine, experience-based medicine, and echo-based medicine. Evidence-based medicine: I have carried out the following clinical research using transthoracic Doppler echocardiography: (1) noninvasive pulsed-wave Doppler echocardiographic detection of the direction of shunt flow in patients with atrial septal defect: usefulness of the right parasternal approach (1985), (2) significance of laminar systolic regurgitant flow in patients with tricuspid regurgitation: a combined pulsed-wave, continuous-wave, and two-dimensional echocardiography (1990), (3) obstruction of the inferior vena caval orifice by the giant left atrium in patients with mitral stenosis: a Doppler echocardiographic study from the right parasternal approach (1992), and (4) demonstration of a localized acceleration flow signal in the transmural penetrating coronary artery using transthoracic color and pulsed-wave Doppler echocardiography in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (1996-2017)...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347958/correlation-of-structural-defects-in-the-ascending-aortic-wall-to-ultrasound-parameters-benefits-for-decision-making-process-in-aortic-valve-surgery
#10
Saša D Borović, Milica M Labudović Borović, Ivan V Zaletel, Vera N Todorović, Petar A Dabić, Jelena T Rakočević, Jelena M Marinković-Erić, Predrag S Milojević
BACKGROUND: Histopathological changes in the ascending aorta wall in patients with severe tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) stenosis were graded and correlated to echocardiographic parameters. Objective was to associate threshold echocardiographic values with structural defects in the ascending aorta providing a tool to improve decision-making process in cases when simultaneous aortic valve replacement (AVR) and ascending aorta replacement is considered. METHODS: Biopsies from 108 TAV stenosis patients subjected to AVR were graded into three grades according to severity of aortic wall changes...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346529/echocardiographic-criteria-to-detect-unicuspid-aortic-valve-morphology
#11
Sebastian Ewen, Irem Karliova, Petra Weber, Stephan H Schirmer, Hashim Abdul-Khaliq, Jakob Schöpe, Felix Mahfoud, Hans-Joachim Schäfers
Aims: Unicuspid aortic valve (UAV) is a rare congenital malformation associated with severe aortic stenosis or regurgitation. This study aimed to systematically determine echocardiographic criteria to identify UAV. Methods and results: All patients underwent a preoperative baseline examination, including echocardiography. A total of 69 patients with intraoperatively confirmed UAV underwent an aortic valve repair procedure between August 2001 and May 2011. To compare the findings of UAV cases with those of other valve morphologies, we examined 99 consecutive patients with a bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and 103 consecutive patients with a tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) undergoing isolated aortic valve surgery before May 2016...
January 15, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326110/contemporary-management-and-outcomes-in-congenitally-corrected-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
#12
REVIEW
Shelby Kutty, David A Danford, Gerhard-Paul Diller, Oktay Tutarel
Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) can occur in isolation, or in combination with other structural cardiac anomalies, most commonly ventricular septal defect, pulmonary stenosis and tricuspid valve disease. Clinical recognition can be challenging, so echocardiography is often the means by which definitive diagnosis is made. The tricuspid valve and right ventricle are on the systemic arterial side of the ccTGA circulation, and are therefore subject to progressive functional deterioration...
January 11, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315371/computed-tomography-characteristics-of-the-aortic-valve-and-the-geometry-of-sapien-3-transcatheter-heart-valve-in-patients-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve-disease
#13
Hiroyuki Kawamori, Sung-Han Yoon, Tarun Chakravarty, Yoshio Maeno, Mohammad Kashif, Sharjeel Israr, Yigal Abramowitz, Geeteshwar Mangat, Masaki Miyasaka, Tanya Rami, Yoshio Kazuno, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Hasan Jilaihawi, Mamoo Nakamura, Wen Cheng, John Friedman, Daniel Berman, Rahul Sharma, Raj R Makkar
Aims: We assessed the geometry of transcatheter heart valve (THV) and valve function associated with SAPIEN 3 implantation in patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) stenosis. Methods and results: We included 280 consecutive patients who had a contrast computed tomography (CT) before and after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in our institution. Each THV was assessed by CT at five cross-sectional levels: inflow, annulus, mid, sinus, and outflow. The geometry of THV was assessed for eccentricity (1 - minimum diameter/maximum diameter) and expansion (CT derived external valve area/nominal external valve area)...
January 5, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315367/sudden-death-in-patients-with-ebstein-anomaly
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Christine H Attenhofer Jost, Nicholas Y Tan, Abdalla Hassan, Emily R Vargas, David O Hodge, Joseph A Dearani, Heidi Connolly, Samuel J Asirvatham, Christopher J McLeod
Aims: Ventricular dysfunction or structural alteration of either ventricle is a well-established risk factor for sudden death (SD). Ebstein anomaly (EA) can present with both right and left heart abnormalities; however, predictors of SD have not been described. We therefore sought to characterize the incidence and risk factors of SD among a large cohort of patients with EA. Methods and results: All EA patients who underwent evaluation at a high-volume institution over a 4-decade period were retrospectively reviewed...
January 5, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297708/determinants-of-elevated-carbohydrate-antigen-125-in-patients-with-severe-symptomatic-aortic-valve-stenosis-referred-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#15
Tobias Rheude, Costanza Pellegrini, Wibke Reinhard, Teresa Trenkwalder, Wolfgang Koenig, N Patrick Mayr, Michael Joner, Julio Núñez, Stefan Holdenrieder, Heribert Schunkert, Adnan Kastrati, Christian Hengstenberg, Oliver Husser
PURPOSE: Elevated carbohydrate antigen 125 (CA125) predicts adverse outcome after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). While known underlying pathophysiological mechanisms of elevated CA125 include serosal effusions and inflammatory stimuli, clinical determinants associated with elevated CA125 in patients referred for TAVI remain unknown. Therefore, we investigated clinical, laboratory and echocardiographic determinants of elevated CA125 in patients with severe aortic valve stenosis referred for TAVI...
January 15, 2018: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277931/percutaneous-pulmonary-valve-implantation-in-grown-up-congenital-heart-disease-patients-insights-from-the-zurich-experience
#16
Luca Oechslin, Roberto Corti, Matthias Greutmann, Oliver Kretschmar, Oliver Gaemperli
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess indications, procedural success, complications, echocardiographic, and clinical outcomes of percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) in adult patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). BACKGROUND: PPVI offers a non-surgical treatment option for failing prosthetic conduits in pulmonary position. However, efficacy and clinical outcomes after PPVI are still underreported. METHODS: From January 2008 to March 2016, 25 adult CHD patients with right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) stenosis and/or pulmonary regurgitation underwent PPVI in our institution...
December 25, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276909/-management-of-patients-with-isolated-aortic-stenosis-considering-negative-prognostic-factors
#17
I G Nikitin, G E Gendlin, E I Emelina, A I Kovaleva
BACKGROUND: Aortic stenosis (AS) is the most common valve defect in developed countries; its prevalence increases with age of the population. The most frequent cause for isolated AS in adults is calcification of normal tricuspid or congenital bicuspid aortic valve (AV). The only effective treatment of AS is aortic valve replacement (AVR). Major negative prognostic factors include low LV ejection fraction (EF), age older than 70, female gender, and comorbidities such as renal dysfunction, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and neural disorders...
2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273635/prevalence-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-valvular-heart-disease-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-insights-from-the-orbit-af-outcomes-registry-for-better-informed-treatment-for-atrial-fibrillation
#18
Kevin L Thomas, Larry R Jackson, Peter Shrader, Jack Ansell, Gregg C Fonarow, Bernard Gersh, Peter R Kowey, Kenneth W Mahaffey, Daniel E Singer, Laine Thomas, Jonathan P Piccini, Eric D Peterson
BACKGROUND: The presence of valvular heart disease (VHD) may affect the risk of stroke and mortality in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Community-based estimates of prevalence and outcomes of specific forms of VHD in patients with AF are lacking. METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined the prevalence of VHD, anticoagulation use, mortality, stroke/transient ischemic attack, and bleeding among a community cohort of patients with AF. Significant VHD was defined as follows: (1) moderate/severe mitral stenosis or mechanical valve; (2) bioprosthetic valve, surgical repair, or balloon valvuloplasty; and (3) moderate/severe aortic regurgitation or stenosis, mitral regurgitation, or tricuspid regurgitation...
December 22, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246428/comparison-of-procedural-clinical-and-valve-performance-results-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-bicuspid-versus-tricuspid-aortic-stenosis
#19
Yan-Biao Liao, Yi-Jian Li, Tian-Yuan Xiong, Yuan-Weixiang Ou, Wen-Yu Lv, Jia-Ling He, Yi-Ming Li, Zhen-Gang Zhao, Xin Wei, Yuan-Ning Xu, Yuan Feng, Mao Chen
BACKGROUND: Limited date describing the procedural, clinical and valve performance results of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in patients with bicuspid versus tricuspid aortic stenosis (TAV). METHODS: Procedural and clinical results were defined and reported according to VARC-2 criteria. RESULTS: Consecutive 87 patients with BAV and 70 patients with TAV were included. Compared to patients with TAV, patients with BAV had similar incidence of second valve implantation (14...
December 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238013/definitive-determinant-of-late-significant-tricuspid-regurgitation-after-aortic-valve-replacement
#20
Shin Yajima, Daisuke Yoshioka, Koichi Toda, Satsuki Fukushima, Shigeru Miyagawa, Yasushi Yoshikawa, Shunsuke Saito, Keitaro Domae, Takayoshi Ueno, Toru Kuratani, Yoshiki Sawa
BACKGROUND: Uncertainties remain regarding the course of existing tricuspid regurgitation (TR) after aortic valve replacement (AVR), and its long-term impact on outcome. We investigated changes in existing TR after isolated AVR for severe aortic stenosis (AS), the impact of preoperative TR on long-term outcome, and predictors of late significant TR.Methods and Results:After excluding mild mitral regurgitation and severe TR, 226 consecutive patients undergoing isolated AVR for severe AS between 2002 and 2015 were reviewed...
December 14, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
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