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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528156/prognostic-impact-of-low-flow-severe-aortic-stenosis-in-small-body-patients-undergoing-tavr-the-ocean-tavi-registry
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Akihisa Kataoka, Yusuke Watanabe, Ken Kozuma, Yugo Nara, Fukuko Nagura, Hideyuki Kawashima, Hirofumi Hioki, Makoto Nakashima, Masanori Yamamoto, Kensuke Takagi, Motoharu Araki, Norio Tada, Shinichi Shirai, Futoshi Yamanaka, Kentaro Hayashida
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to analyze the prognostic impact of low-flow (LF) severe aortic stenosis in small-body patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). BACKGROUND: Western literature demonstrates a poor prognosis with paradoxical LF and low-flow low-gradient (LF-LG) severe aortic stenosis (AS), as defined by stroke volume index (SVi) <35 ml/m(2) and mean pressure gradient <40 mm Hg with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)...
May 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526085/papillary-fibroelastoma-unusual-cause-of-stroke-in-a-young-man-a-case-report
#2
Elisabetta Grolla, Michele Dalla Vestra, Giampaolo Zoffoli, Riccardo D'Ascoli, Adriana Critelli, Rocco Quatrale, Domenico Mangino, Fausto Rigo
BACKGROUND: Papillary fibroelastoma is the third most common primary benign tumor with an incidence of up to 0.33% in autopsy series; it accounts for approximately 75% of all cardiac valvular tumors. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a rare case of a 28-Year-old man that while playing football, had a sudden onset of neurological deficit: aphasia, right hemiparesis and right facial numbness. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) showed a 10x10 mm mass attached to the anterior mitral valve leaflet...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518178/physical-function-and-exercise-training-in-older-patients-with-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Andrew J Stewart Coats, Daniel E Forman, Mark Haykowsky, Dalane W Kitzman, Amy McNeil, Tavis S Campbell, Ross Arena
Heart failure (HF) is a common end point for numerous cardiovascular conditions, including coronary artery disease, valvular disease, and hypertension. HF predominantly affects older individuals (aged ≥70 years), particularly those living in developed countries. The pathophysiological sequelae of HF progression have a substantial negative effect on physical function. Diminished physical function in older patients with HF, which is the result of combined disease-related and age-related effects, has important implications on health...
May 18, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515823/lupus-negative-libman-sacks-endocarditis-complicated-by-catastrophic-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Ghulam Murtaza, Joy Iskandar, Tara Humphrey, Sujeen Adhikari, Aneesh Kuruvilla
Libman-Sacks endocarditis is characterized by sterile and verrucous lesions that predominantly affect the aortic and mitral valves. In most cases, patients do not have significant valvular dysfunction. However, patients with significant valvular dysfunction may present with serious complications such as cardiac failure, arrhythmias, and thromboembolic events. Recently, association of Libman-Sacks endocarditis with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) has been made. APS is most commonly defined by venous and arterial thrombosis, recurrent pregnancy loss, and thrombocytopenia...
April 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512699/an-open-label-crossover-study-of-the-pharmacokinetics-of-the-60-mg-edoxaban-tablet-crushed-and-administered-either-by-a-nasogastric-tube-or-in-apple-puree-in-healthy-adults
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Kenneth Duchin, Anil Duggal, George J Atiee, Motonori Kidokoro, Tadanobu Takatani, Nicole Lazarus Shipitofsky, Ling He, George Zhang, Tarundeep Kakkar
BACKGROUND: Edoxaban is an orally active, direct factor Xa inhibitor indicated to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in non-valvular atrial fibrillation and for the treatment of venous thromboembolism. OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the pharmacokinetics, safety, and tolerability of the edoxaban 60-mg tablet crushed and administered via a nasogastric tube in a water suspension or orally mixed in apple puree. METHODS: This phase 1, open-label, crossover study randomized 30 healthy adults to receive three edoxaban treatment regimens (oral 60-mg edoxaban tablet, or 60-mg edoxaban tablet crushed and administered via a nasogastric tube or orally in apple puree) in one of six treatment sequences...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511838/supra-annular-valve-in-valve-implantation-reduces-blood-stasis-on-the-transcatheter-aortic-valve-leaflets
#6
Koohyar Vahidkhah, Ali N Azadani
Leaflet thrombosis following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and Valve-in-Valve (ViV) procedures has been increasingly recognized. This study aimed to investigate the effect of positioning of the transcatheter aortic valve (TAV) in ViV setting on the flow dynamics aspect of post-ViV thrombosis by quantifying the blood stasis in the intra-annular and supra-annular settings. To that end, two idealized computational models, representing ViV intra-annular and supra-annular positioning of a TAV were developed in a patient-specific geometry...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508409/mycobacterium-chimaera-left-ventricular-assist-device-infections
#7
Leora B Balsam, Eddie Louie, Fred Hill, Jamie Levine, Michael S Phillips
A global outbreak of invasive Mycobacterium chimaera infections after cardiac surgery has recently been linked to bioaerosols from contaminated heater-cooler units. The majority of cases have occurred after valvular surgery or aortic graft surgery and nearly half have resulted in death. To date, infections in patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have not been characterized in the literature. We report two cases of device-associated M. chimaera infection in patients with continuous-flow LVADs and describe challenges related to diagnosis and management in this population...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507837/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-association-with-cardiac-arrhythmias
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REVIEW
Muhammad A Mangi, Hiba Rehman, Abdul M Minhas, Muhammad Rafique, Vikas Bansal, Jonathan Constantin
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become a public health burden all over the world. A significant percentage of the patients with NAFLD have a co-existing metabolic syndrome that is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Clinical as well as epidemiological research shows that NAFLD is not simply related to liver-related morbidity and mortality but is also associated with an elevated risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), irregularities of cardiac function as well as cardiac structure, valvular heart disease, and arrhythmias...
April 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506577/-oral-anticoagulants-adherence-in-elderly-patients-treated-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-era-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants
#9
L Drouin, M Gegu, J Mahe, L de Decker, G Berrut, P Chevalet
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the level of adherence to oral anticoagulants in the population of elderly patients treated for a non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) in the era of direct oral anticoagulants. PATIENTS AND METHOD: This transversal study used Morisky scale to assess adherence to oral anticoagulants. We also collected patients' reviews about the treatment and factors explaining a poor adherence. RESULTS: Between January and June 2015, 64 patients were included in Loire Atlantique...
May 12, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506547/transcatheter-mitral-valve-interventions-for-mitral-regurgitation-with-special-focus-on-mitraclip-the-position-of-spanish-portuguese-and-italian-interventional-societies
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Rodrigo Estévez-Loureiro, Xavier Freixa, Dabit Arzamendi, Armando Perez de Prado, Rui Campante-Teles, Bruno Melica, Giuseppe Tarantini, Giuseppe Musumeci, Manuel Pan
Mitral regurgitation is a common valvular heart disease and its prevalence is expected to increase with population ageing. In the recent years we have witnessed the evolution of several transcatheter devices to correct mitral regurgitation in patients at high-risk for surgery. Most of the evidence of the safety and efficacy of this new therapy comes from MitraClip studies. However, new alternatives have emerged with promising results. The aim of this position paper is to review the current evidence regarding patient selection, expected results and timing for transcatheter mitral valve interventions from the perspective of three European interventional societies...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504227/israel-coronary-and-structural-heart-interventions-from-2010-to-2015
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Ariel Finkelstein, Saar Minha, Ran Kornowski, Haim Danenberg, Shmuel Banai, Haim Lotan, Amit Segev, Israel M Barbash
The Israel Heart Society is a member of the European Society of Cardiology, and the Israeli Working Group of Interventional Cardiology is an active participant in EAPCI. The aim of this manuscript is to provide a snapshot of cardiac interventions performed in the State of Israel during the period 2010-2015. Data for this manuscript were collected via collaboration with the National Diseases Registries Unit of the Israel Center for Disease Control. During the survey period, the Israeli population increased by 7% but only one additional hospital with an active cardiac catheterisation laboratory was opened...
May 15, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501660/alcohol-consumption-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-antithrombin-iii-and-body-mass-index-are-associated-with-great-saphenous-vein-reflux-in-the-thigh
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Hyeonseung Kim, Hyangkyoung Kim, Je Hoon Park, Yong Han Kim, Sung Jin Oh, Byoung Jo Suh, Jong Kwon Park
OBJECTIVES: Venous valvular reflux is the main cause of chronic venous dysfunction. However, the etiology of valvular reflux is not completely understood. We conducted this study to investigate new risk factors for venous reflux of the great saphenous vein (GSV) in the thigh. METHODS: We studied 139 consecutive patients (278 legs) who underwent Doppler ultrasonography at our hospital between March 2015 and February 2016 for leg discomfort with visible varicosities, edema, skin changes, or venous ulcer in the legs...
May 10, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501384/acute-heart-failure-in-the-emergency-department-the-safe-simeu-epidemiological-study
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Andrea Fabbri, Giulio Marchesini, Giorgio Carbone, Roberto Cosentini, Annamaria Ferrari, Mauro Chiesa, Alessio Bertini, Federico Rea
BACKGROUND: Patients with acute heart failure (AHF) have high rates of attendance to emergency departments (EDs), with significant health care costs. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to describe the clinical characteristics of patients attending Italian EDs for AHF and their diagnostic and therapeutic work-up. METHODS: We carried out a retrospective analysis on 2683 cases observed in six Italian EDs for AHF (January 2011 to June 2012). RESULTS: The median age of patients was 84 years (interquartile range 12), with females accounting for 55...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497538/multimodality-imaging-of-a-left-ventricular-aneurysm-in-a-patient-with-normal-coronary-arteries-unusual-localization
#14
Mahmut Yesin, Macit Kalçık, Elnur Alizade, Onur Taşar, Mehmet Özkan
Left ventricular aneurysm (LVA) is rare but potentially fatal complication of myocardial infarction. It has been strictly defined as a distinct area of abnormal left ventricular diastolic contour with systolic dyskinesia or paradoxical bulging. It may be asymptomatic. However, complications including thromboembolism, heart failure, valvular regurgitation, arrhythmia, and rarely rupture may be the initial presentation. Diagnosis may be established by transthoracic echocardiography, left ventriculography, computed tomographic angiography, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging...
May 12, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496931/safety-of-the-direct-oral-anticoagulant-edoxaban-for-atrial-fibrillation-after-cardiac-surgery-pilot-study
#15
Akira Sezai, Shunji Osaka, Hiroko Yaoita, Munehito Arimoto, Hiroaki Hata, Motomi Shiono
Direct oral anticoagulants have recently been recommended for non-valvular atrial fibrillation, but have rarely been studied in the field of cardiac surgery. We prospectively investigated the safety of edoxaban, a novel oral anticoagulant, for use in cardiac surgery patients with postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF), which is the most common complication of cardiac surgery and can lead to stroke. The subjects were adult cardiac surgery patients with POAF who received oral edoxaban for 2 months in an open-label pilot study...
October 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496431/sex-differences-in-outcomes-among-stroke-survivors-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-in-china
#16
Yan Hong, Xun Yang, Wenjuan Zhao, Xianghui Zhang, Junli Zhao, Yuanju Yang, Xianjia Ning, Jinghua Wang, Zhongping An
Atrial fibrillation (AF) significantly increases the risk of stroke and disease burden and is an established predictor of poor outcomes after stroke. However, data regarding sex differences in long-term outcomes following stroke in patients with AF are scarce. We thus aimed to assess these differences. We recruited 951 consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke and non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) treated at three hospitals in Tianjin, China, from January 2006 to September 2014. Information regarding stroke subtype, severity, risk factors, and outcomes (mortality, dependency, and recurrence) at 3, 12, and 36 months after stroke was recorded...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495117/first-experience-with-the-watchman-flx-occluder-for-percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-closure
#17
Julia Seeger, Ralf Birkemeyer, Wolfgang Rottbauer, Jochen Wöhrle
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate efficacy and safety of left atrial appendage (LAA) closure with the new Watchman FLX and analyze procedural features in a consecutive series of high risk non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twelve consecutive non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients (age 76.6±7.8years) at high risk for stroke (CHA2DS2-VASc-Score 5.5±0.9) and bleeding (HAS-BLED-Score 3.8±0.9), received LAA closure with the Watchman FLX...
April 29, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493056/non-vitamin-k-oral-anticoagulants-for-stroke-prevention-in-special-populations-with-atrial-fibrillation
#18
REVIEW
Arnaud Bisson, Denis Angoulvant, Raphael Philippart, Nicolas Clementy, Dominique Babuty, Laurent Fauchier
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke or systemic embolism compared with normal sinus rhythm. These strokes may efficiently be prevented in patients with risk factors using oral anticoagulant therapy, with either vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) or non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) (i.e., direct thrombin inhibitors or direct factor Xa inhibitors). Owing to their specific risk profiles, some AF populations may have increased risks of both thromboembolic and bleeding events...
May 10, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491484/valvular-hemolysis-masquerading-as-prosthetic-valve-stenosis
#19
Pooja Sethi, Ghulam Murtaza, Zia Rahman, Syed Zaidi, Thomas Helton, Timir Paul
The evaluation of prosthetic valves can provide a unique challenge, and a thoughtful approach is required. High output states like anemia should be kept in the differential when evaluating elevated gradients across prosthetic valves. We present the case of a 69-year-old man with a Starr-Edwards prosthetic aortic valve who presented with symptoms of congestive heart failure and high transvalvular pressure gradients. These symptoms indicate a potential prosthetic valve stenosis. His laboratory evaluation results were consistent with valve-related hemolysis...
April 8, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490683/-concomitant-surgery-for-symptomatic-severe-carotid-artery-stenosis-and-aortic-valve-stenosis-with-contralateral-internal-carotid-artery-occlusion-a-case-report
#20
Tomonori Takeshita, Kohei Ishihara, Yuu Murakami, Hiroshi Munakata, Katsuhito Mabuni, Tadao Kugai, Tomoaki Nagamine
We report a case of concomitant carotid endarterectomy(CEA)and aortic valve replacement(AVR)for symptomatic severe carotid artery and aortic valve stenosis(AS). A 77-year-old man, presented to our hospital with AS complicated by right internal carotid artery(ICA)stenosis and left ICA occlusion, seeking treatment for AS. He suffered from left hemiparesis, and diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging(MRI)showed multiple ischemic lesions in the right cerebral hemisphere. He was admitted to our neurosurgical department and received treatment for acute cerebral infarction caused by severe right ICA stenosis...
May 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
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