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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544834/in-vitro-pulsatile-flow-measurement-in-prosthetic-heart-valves-an-inter-laboratory-comparison
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Stephen M Retta, Jeff Kepner, Salvador Marquez, Bruce A Herman, Mark C S Shu, Laurence W Grossman
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF STUDY: One of the first steps in qualifying a new prosthetic valve for eventual clinical use is preclinical flow performance testing in vitro. Such testing is typically performed in an in-vitro test system that simulates the pumping mechanics of the left ventricle of the heart, generally referred to as a pulse duplicator or duplicator. Historically, test results in these systems have varied from duplicator to duplicator. This collaborative effort between heart valve manufacturers and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was designed to evaluate the variability of the pulse duplicator test technology for pulsatile flow performance measurement in an interlaboratory round robin...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512722/status-of-cardiovascular-pet-radiation-exposure-and-strategies-for-reduction-an-information-statement-from-the-cardiovascular-pet-task-force
#2
James A Case, Robert A deKemp, Piotr J Slomka, Mark F Smith, Gary V Heller, Manuel D Cerqueira
Cardiovascular positron emission tomography (PET) imaging provides high-quality visual and quantitative myocardial perfusion and function images. In addition, cardiovascular PET can assess myocardial viability, myocardial inflammatory disorders such as cardiac sarcoid, and infections of implanted devices including pacemakers, ventricular assist devices, and prosthetic heart valves. As with all nuclear cardiology procedures, the benefits need to be considered in relation to the risks of exposure to radiation...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510720/effects-of-a-3d-segmental-prosthetic-system-for-tricuspid-valve-annulus-remodelling-on-the-right-coronary-artery-a-human-cadaveric-coronary-angiography-study
#3
Mohsen Riki-Marishani, Arash Gholoobi, Ghasem Sazegar, Mathias H Aazami, Aria Hedjazi, Maryam Sajjadian, Mahmoud Ebrahimi, Ahmad Aghaii-Zade Torabi
OBJECTIVES: A prosthetic system to repair secondary tricuspid valve regurgitation was developed. The conceptual engineering of the current device is based on 3D segmental remodelling of the tricuspid valve annulus in lieu of reductive annuloplasty. This study was designed to investigate the operational safety of the current prosthetic system with regard to the anatomical integrity of the right coronary artery (RCA) in fresh cadaveric human hearts. METHODS: During the study period, from January to April 2016, the current prosthetic system was implanted on the tricuspid valve annulus in fresh cadaveric human hearts that met the study's inclusion criteria...
May 16, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507571/transcatheter-paravalvular-leak-closure-and-hemolysis-a-prospective-registry
#4
Grzegorz Smolka, Piotr Pysz, Andrzej Ochała, Michał Kozłowski, Wojciech Zasada, Zofia Parma, Michał Tendera, Wojciech Wojakowski
INTRODUCTION: Paravalvular leak (PVL) related to a surgical prosthetic valve may be associated with clinically significant hemolysis. The influence of transcatheter PVL closure (TPVLC) on hemolysis remains uncertain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The prospective registry included patients undergoing TPVLC due to PVL-related heart failure and/or hemolysis. Procedural data, laboratory markers of hemolysis and heart failure status were recorded at baseline, discharge and at 1- and 6-month follow-up...
April 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491879/listeria-endocarditis-a-diagnostic-challenge
#5
Wilhelmina J A R M Valckx, Suzanne P M Lutgens, Hortence E Haerkens-Arends, Peter C Barneveld, Jaap J Beutler, Ellen K Hoogeveen
A 74-year-old hemodialysis patient with a history of an atrial septum defect closure, coronary bypass surgery, and a St. Jude aortic prosthetic valve was diagnosed with pneumonia and volume overload. Blood cultures were positive for Listeria monocytogenes, and amoxicillin was given for 2 weeks. Immediately after discontinuation of amoxicillin, fever relapsed. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography showed no sign of endocarditis. Given the fever relapse and 3 positive minor Duke criteria, an (18)F-FDG PET-CT scan ((18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography-computed tomography) scan was performed...
April 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491484/valvular-hemolysis-masquerading-as-prosthetic-valve-stenosis
#6
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/28488003/daily-transient-discontinuation-of-extracorporeal-lvad-to-prevent-thromboembolism-of-mechanical-aortic-valve-prosthesis
#7
Takamichi Inoue, Tadashi Kitamura, Shinzo Torii, Mitsuhiro Hirata, Toshiaki Mishima, Koichi Sughimoto, Hirotoki Ohkubo, Kensuke Kobayashi, Mamika Motokawa, Miyuki Shibata, Takuya Matsushiro, Yuta Tsuchida, Yurie Miyata, Minoru Ono, Kagami Miyaji
Patients with mechanical aortic valves are generally contraindicated for left ventricular assist device (LVAD) insertion because the prosthetic valve often becomes fixed in closed position. A 41-year-old woman with mechanical aortic valve prosthesis experienced sudden chest pain and developed cardiogenic shock. A paracorporeal pulsatile LVAD and a monopivot centrifugal pump as a right VAD (RVAD) were implanted. The mechanical aortic valve was intentionally left in place. Soon after the operation, LVAD support was discontinued daily for few seconds to allow the mechanical aortic valve to open and to avoid thrombus formation...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482820/the-changing-epidemiology-and-clinical-features-of-infective-endocarditis-a-retrospective-study-of-196-episodes-in-a-teaching-hospital-in-china
#8
Wan Zhu, Qian Zhang, Jingping Zhang
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis is an uncommon but life-threatening infectious disease. To our knowledge, current investigations of the characteristics of infective endocarditis in our region are scarce. In this study, we aimed to investigate the changes in the epidemiology and clinical features of infective endocarditis. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of clinical data was performed using 196 infective endocarditis cases diagnosed between June 2004 and December 2012 at The First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University...
May 8, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474192/dual-time-point-fdg-pet-ct-imaging-in-prosthetic-heart-valve-endocarditis
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A M Scholtens, L E Swart, H J Verberne, R P J Budde, M G E H Lam
PURPOSE: FDG PET/CT has been of increasing interest in the diagnostic workup of prosthetic heart valve endocarditis (PVE). Some reports advocate later imaging time points to improve the diagnostic accuracy for PVE. In this study, we compared standard and late FDG PET/CT images in patients with a clinical suspicion of PVE. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen scans in 13 patients referred for FDG PET/CT for suspicion of PVE performed at standard (60 min post injection) and late (150 min post injection) time points were scored based on visual interpretation and semi-quantitatively with SUVmax and target-to-background ratio (TBR, defined as [SUVmax valve/SUVmean blood pool])...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454910/evaluation-of-an-aortic-valve-prosthesis-fluid-structure-interaction-or-structural-simulation
#10
Giulia Luraghi, Wei Wu, Francesco De Gaetano, Josè Felix Rodriguez Matas, Geoff D Moggridge, Marta Serrani, Joanna Stasiak, Maria Laura Costantino, Francesco Migliavacca
Bio-inspired polymeric heart valves (PHVs) are excellent candidates to mimic the structural and the fluid dynamic features of the native valve. PHVs can be implanted as prosthetic alternative to currently clinically used mechanical and biological valves or as potential candidate for a minimally invasive treatment, like the transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Nevertheless, PHVs are not currently used for clinical applications due to their lack of reliability. In order to investigate the main features of this new class of prostheses, pulsatile tests in an in-house pulse duplicator were carried out and reproduced in silico with both structural Finite-Element (FE) and Fluid-Structure interaction (FSI) analyses...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442174/microstructural-alterations-owing-to-handling-of-bovine-pericardium-to-manufacture-bioprosthetic-heart-valves-a-potential-risk-for-cusp-dehiscence
#11
J Mao, Y Wang, E Philippe, T Cianciulli, I Vesely, D How, J-M Bourget, L Germain, Z Zhang, R Guidoin
INTRODUCTION: Cross-linking and anti-calcification of prosthetic heart valves have been continuously improved to prevent degeneration and calcification. However, non-calcific structural deteriorations such as cuspal dehiscences along the stent still require further analysis. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Based upon the previous analysis of an explanted valve after 7 years, a fresh commercial aortic valve was embedded in poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) and cut into slices to ensure the detailed observation of the assembly and material structures...
April 22, 2017: Morphologie: Bulletin de L'Association des Anatomistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438326/transapical-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-using-the-j-valve-system-a-1-year-follow-up-study
#12
Xiang Luo, Xu Wang, Xuan Li, Xin Wang, Fei Xu, Mingzheng Liu, Bing Yu, Fei Li, Minghui Tong, Wei Wang
OBJECTIVE: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation has become a routine procedure to treat screened inoperable or high-risk patients. In this study, we present the first outcome of echocardiographic midterm using a new second-generation transcatheter aortic valve implantation system, the J-Valve system (Jie Cheng Medical Technologies, Suzhou, China), in patients with aortic stenosis or aortic regurgitation. METHODS: From July 2014 to June 2015, 21 patients with isolated aortic valve disease at high risk for open surgery received transapical transcatheter aortic valve implantation using the J-Valve system...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430305/turbulence-measurements-in-an-axial-rotary-blood-pump-with-laser-doppler-velocimetry
#13
Chan Y Schüle, Klaus Affeld, Max Kossatz, Christian O Paschereit, Ulrich Kertzscher
BACKGROUND: The implantation of rotary blood pumps as ventricular assist devices (VADs) has become a viable therapy for quite a number of patients with end-stage heart failure. However, these rotary blood pumps cause adverse events that are related to blood trauma. It is currently believed that turbulence in the pump flow plays a significant role. But turbulence has not been measured to date because there is no optical access to the flow space in rotary blood pumps because of their opaque casings...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410379/new-insights-into-valve-related-intramural-and-intracellular-bacterial-diversity-in-infective-endocarditis
#14
Andreas Oberbach, Nadine Schlichting, Stefan Feder, Stefanie Lehmann, Yvonne Kullnick, Tilo Buschmann, Conny Blumert, Friedemann Horn, Jochen Neuhaus, Ralph Neujahr, Erik Bagaev, Christian Hagl, Maximilian Pichlmaier, Arne Christian Rodloff, Sandra Gräber, Katharina Kirsch, Marcus Sandri, Vivek Kumbhari, Armirhossein Behzadi, Amirali Behzadi, Joao Carlos Correia, Friedrich Wilhelm Mohr, Maik Friedrich
AIMS: In infective endocarditis (IE), a severe inflammatory disease of the endocardium with an unchanged incidence and mortality rate over the past decades, only 1% of the cases have been described as polymicrobial infections based on microbiological approaches. The aim of this study was to identify potential biodiversity of bacterial species from infected native and prosthetic valves. Furthermore, we compared the ultrastructural micro-environments to detect the localization and distribution patterns of pathogens in IE...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396914/-anticoagulation-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-recommendations-from-the-working-group-heart-kidney-of-the-german-cardiac-society-and-the-german-society-of-nephrology
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G Schlieper, V Schwenger, A Remppis, T Keller, R Dechend, S Massberg, S Baldus, T Weinreich, G Hetzel, J Floege, F Mahfoud, D Fliser
Indications for anticoagulation are thromboembolic events, prosthetic heart valves, and atrial fibrillation with a corresponding risk score. Clinical trials have excluded patients with advanced chronic kidney disease and these data cannot be always generalized to patients with chronic kidney disease. Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are mostly not recommended or are contraindicated in advanced stages of chronic kidney disease. Observational studies have shown that dialysis patients with atrial fibrillation do not profit from coumarin anticoagulants; prospective studies are lacking...
April 10, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395281/the-role-of-stress-echocardiography-in-valvular-heart-disease-a-current-appraisal
#16
James L Gentry Iii, Dermot Phelan, Milind Y Desai, Brian P Griffin
Stress echocardiography is a widely available, safe, low-cost, versatile imaging modality which is becoming increasingly recognized as a valuable tool in the assessment of patients with native and prosthetic left-sided valvular heart disease. It provides a quantitative assessment to help guide clinical decision-making when discordance exists between symptoms and severity of valve disease. Exercise (treadmill or bicycle) remains the preferred stress modality, but pharmacological augmentation with dobutamine can be used if needed...
April 11, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359556/valve-replacement-surgery-in-severe-chronic-kidney-disease
#17
Min Ho Ju, Sung-Ho Jung, Suk Jung Choo, Cheol Hyun Chung, Jae Won Lee, Joon Bum Kim
BACKGROUND: The impact of prosthetic choices in patients with severe chronic kidney disease (CKD) on long-term outcomes has not been well established. METHODS: The study involved 152 adult patients (61.6±14.1yrs.; 64 females) undergoing heart valve surgery who had stage 4 (n=87) or 5 CKD (end-stage; n=65) based on Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative Guidelines. To reduce the impact of selection bias between mechanical (n=92) and bio-prostheses groups (n=60), propensity score analyses were conducted...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341191/-bacillus-cereus-endocarditis-and-a-probable-cutaneous-gateway
#18
S Soudet, C Becquart, F Dezoteux, K Faure, D Staumont-Salle, E Delaporte
BACKGROUND: Bacillus cereus is a ubiquitous telluric organism. B. cereus endocarditis is a rare condition seen mostly in prosthetic heart valves and among intravenous drug users. We report a new case of a patient without risk factors and with a good clinical outcome not requiring valve replacement. CASE REPORT: In October 2014, a 50-year-old woman was referred to the dermatology department of Lille University Hospital for lower-limb wounds developing 6 months earlier...
January 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328570/concomitant-valve-in-valve-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-and-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation
#19
Takashi Murashita, David L Joyce, Alberto Pochettino, John M Stulak, Lyle D Joyce
Redo aortic valve replacement (AVR) performed simultaneously with left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation carries potential for increased mortality rates. Although transcatheter AVR has been used for patients with previous LVAD placement, no literature reports concomitant valve-in-valve transcatheter AVR and LVAD implantation. Our patient had severe aortic prosthetic valve deterioration and advanced heart failure. Given the risks associated with reoperative aortic valve surgery, we chose transcatheter AVR at the time of LVAD implantation...
March 22, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325766/staphylococcal-%C3%AE-toxin-modulates-human-aortic-endothelial-cell-and-platelet-function-through-sphingomyelinase-and-biofilm-ligase-activities
#20
Alfa Herrera, Katarina Kulhankova, Vijay K Sonkar, Sanjana Dayal, Aloysius J Klingelhutz, Wilmara Salgado-Pabón, Patrick M Schlievert
Staphylococcus aureus causes many infections, such as skin and soft tissue, pneumonia, osteomyelitis, and infective endocarditis (IE). IE is an endovascular infection of native and prosthetic valves and the lining of the heart; it is characterized by the formation of cauliflower-like "vegetations" composed of fibrin, platelets, other host factors, bacteria, and bacterial products. β-Toxin is an S. aureus virulence factor that contributes to the microorganism's ability to cause IE. This cytolysin has two enzymatic activities: sphingomyelinase (SMase) and biofilm ligase...
March 21, 2017: MBio
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