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Prosthetic heart valve

Saif Al-Najafi, Frank Sanchez, Stamatios Lerakis
Transcatheter valve interventions have emerged as one of the most important developments in structural heart disease over the past 20 years. Initially, these interventions were directed at patients with severe aortic stenosis and high surgical risk; however, their applications have extended to involve other native valves' pathologies, degenerated prosthetic valves, as well as patients of lower surgical risk. In this article, we discuss the importance of cardiac imaging in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) by exploring the current practices, guidelines, and recommendations with the supporting data...
December 2016: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
Andre Paixao, Mehmet Cilingiroglu
Paravalvular leak (PVL) remains as uncommon but serious complication after surgical prosthetic valve implantation. PVL when associated which congestive heart failure, hemolytic anemia, or infective endocarditis may require percutaneous treatment. High-surgical risk is common in this population. Dedicated PVL devices are lacking often limiting optimal treatment.
October 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Shi-Min Yuan
Fungal endocarditis is a rare and fatal condition. The Candida and Aspergillus species are the two most common etiologic fungi found responsible for fungal endocarditis. Fever and changing heart murmur are the most common clinical manifestations. Some patients may have a fever of unknown origin as the onset symptom. The diagnosis of fungal endocarditis is challenging, and diagnosis of prosthetic valve fungal endocarditis is extremely difficult. The optimum antifungal therapy still remains debatable. Treating Candida endocarditis can be difficult because the Candida species can form biofilms on native and prosthetic heart valves...
May 2016: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Mário Augusto Cray da Costa, Lucas Kraeski Krum, Juliana da Silva Geraldino, Marcelo Derbli Schafranski, Ricardo Zanetti Gomes, Elise Souza Dos Santos Reis
Introduction: In patients with mechanical prosthetic heart valves or atrial fibrillation requiring anticoagulation to prevent thromboembolic events, several factors influence adherence and anticoagulation complications. Objective: To evaluate the factors that interfere with the quality and complications of anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists. Methods: A retrospective cohort study of 100 patients, in the period from 2011 to 2014, was performed...
May 2016: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Rita Veiga Ferraz, Marta Andrade, Filipa Silva, Paulo Andrade, Cláudia Carvalho, José Pinheiro Torres, Jorge Almeida, António Sarmento, Lurdes Santos
Chronic Coxiella burnetii endocarditis usually develops in people with underlying heart disease and accounts for 60-70% of chronic Q fever. Onset is generally insidious and manifestations are atypical. The authors report a case of Coxiella burnetii prosthetic valve endocarditis in a 53 years- old patient with recurrent mechanical valve dehiscence on mitral position. He lived in a rural area with sheep and goats on the surroundings. During a 9 year- period, he was submitted to three cardiac mitral valve surgeries two of which with no Q fever diagnosis suspicion...
2016: IDCases
Catriona J Bhagra, Rohan D'Souza, Candice K Silversides
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September 26, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
Anthony P Carnicelli, Patrick T O'Gara, Robert P Giugliano
Valvular heart disease is prevalent and represents a significant contributor to cardiac morbidity and mortality. Several options for valve replacement exist, including surgical replacement and transcatheter valve implantation. Prosthetic valves lead to increased risk of thromboembolic disease; therefore, antithrombotic therapy after valve replacement is indicated. For patients with mechanical prostheses, indefinite vitamin K antagonist and antiplatelet therapy are the mainstays of treatment. There is no consensus regarding optimal antithrombotic therapy after bioprosthetic valve replacement, although vitamin K antagonist therapy of varying duration in addition to antiplatelet therapy is recommended by guidelines...
August 13, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Jose María González-Santos, María Elena Arnáiz-García, María José Dalmau-Sorlí, Jose Alfonso Sastre-Rincón, Jesús Hernández-Hernández, María Elena Pérez-Losada, Víctor Sagredo-Meneses, Javier López-Rodríguez
A patient who underwent previous implantation of a mitral valve replacement with a Björk-Shiley Delrin (BSD) mitral valve prosthesis during infancy was admitted to our institution 43 years later after an episode of syncope and cardiac arrest. Under extreme hemodynamic instability, a mitral valve prosthetic dysfunction causing massive mitral regurgitation was identified. The patient underwent an emergent cardiac operation, and a complete disc fracture with partial disc migration was found. Exceptional cases of mechanical prosthetic heart valve fracture exist...
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Xin-Miao Huang, Hai-Xia Fu, Li Zhong, Jiang Cao, Samuel J Asirvatham, Larry M Baddour, M Rizwan Sohail, Vuyisile T Nkomo, Rick A Nishimura, Kevin L Greason, Rakesh M Suri, Paul A Friedman, Yong-Mei Cha
BACKGROUND: Lead-related or valve-related endocarditis can complicate cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) infection in patients with both CIED and prosthetic valves. The objective of this study was to determine the outcomes of transvenous lead extraction for CIED infection in patients with prosthetic valves. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively screened 794 transvenous lead extraction procedures, between September 1, 2001 and August 31, 2012, at Mayo Clinic to identify patients with prosthetic valves who underwent lead extraction for infection...
September 2016: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
Steven R Messé, Pooja Khatri, Mathew J Reeves, Eric E Smith, Jeffrey L Saver, Deepak L Bhatt, Maria V Grau-Sepulveda, Margueritte Cox, Eric D Peterson, Gregg C Fonarow, Lee H Schwamm
OBJECTIVE: To determine patient and hospital characteristics associated with not providing IV tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) to eligible patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) in clinical practice. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of patients with AIS arriving within 2 hours of onset to hospitals participating in Get With The Guidelines-Stroke without documented contraindications to IV tPA from April 2003 through December 2011, comparing those who received tPA to those who did not...
October 11, 2016: Neurology
R C Schoonbeek, P G Pieper, Y J van Slooten, H G Freling, G T Sieswerda, A P J van Dijk, M R M Jongbloed, M C Post, B J Bouma, R M F Berger, T Ebels, J P van Melle
OBJECTIVES: N-terminal B‑type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is an important biomarker for the detection of heart failure. Adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) and a prosthetic heart valve are at risk for heart failure. This study aimed to determine the value of NT-proBNP in ACHD patients with a prosthetic valve and investigate its relationship with cardiac function and exercise capacity. METHODS: In this multi-centre cross-sectional observational study, data regarding medical history, echocardiography, exercise testing (VO2peak) and laboratory blood evaluation (including NT-proBNP) were collected in ACHD patients with a single prosthetic valve (either homografts, heterografts or mechanical valves)...
November 2016: Netherlands Heart Journal
Siddharth Wartak, Isaac Akkad, Adnan Sadiq, Gregory Crooke, Manfred Moskovits, Robert Frankel, Gerald Hollander, Jacob Shani
A 23-year-old African American woman with a past medical history of systemic lupus erythematous (SLE), secondary hypertension, and end stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis for eight years was stable until she developed symptomatic severe mitral regurgitation with preserved ejection fraction. She underwent a bioprosthetic mitral valve replacement (MVR) at outside hospital. However, within a year of her surgery, she presented to our hospital with NYHA class IV symptoms. She was treated for heart failure but in view of her persistent symptoms and low EF was considered for heart and kidney transplant...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
Mario Barbosa, Luiz Menezes Falcão
Direct oral anticoagulants emerge as the most innovative and promising drug toward preventing and treating cardiovascular disease, raising great interest among the scientific community. Numerous studies and meta-analysis generated much data clarifying clinicians' doubts; however, uncertainties remain regarding their use in particular groups such as patients with prosthetic valves, in valvular atrial fibrillation (defined as atrial fibrillation related to mitral rheumatic heart disease or prosthetic heart valves), among the elderly, in paraneoplastic thromboembolism, in pulmonary embolism with hemodynamic compromise, and scarcity of specific antidotes...
August 29, 2016: American Journal of Therapeutics
Michel R Labrosse, Reza Jafar, Janet Ngu, Munir Boodhwani
OBJECTIVES: Aortic valve (AV) repair has become an attractive option to correct aortic insufficiency. Yet, cusp reconstruction with various cusp replacement materials has been associated with greater long-term repair failures, and it is still unknown how such materials mechanically compare with native leaflets. We used planar biaxial testing to characterize six clinically relevant cusp replacement materials, along with native porcine AV leaflets, to ascertain which materials would be best suited for valve repair...
November 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
Erich Brenner, Elisabeth Pechriggl, Marit Zwierzina, Romed Hörmann, Bernhard Moriggl
We describe the heart from a 79-year-old woman with no medical history of cardiac complaints. Her heart shows a regular right coronary artery (RCA) and a variant left coronary artery (LCA) arising from the right sinus of Valsalva. The common stem of the RCA and the LCA is extremely short. The LCA depicts a preinfundibular course with a cranial-anterior loop and reaches the intersection of the anterior interventricular sulcus and the left coronary sulcus, where it divides into the regular branches, the anterior interventricular branch (left anterior descending, LAD) and the circumflex branch (left circumflex, LCx)...
August 25, 2016: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
Francisco Diniz Affonso da Costa, Daniele de Fátima Fornazari Colatusso, Ana Claudia Brenner Affonso da Costa, Eduardo Mendel Balbi Filho, Vinicius Nesi Cavicchioli, Sergio Augusto Veiga Lopes, Andrea Dumsch de Aragon Ferreira, Claudinei Collatusso
INTRODUCTION: Due to late complications associated with the use of conventional prosthetic heart valves, several centers have advocated aortic valve repair and/or valve sparing aortic root replacement for patients with aortic valve insufficiency, in order to enhance late survival and minimize adverse postoperative events. METHODS: From March/2012 thru March 2015, 37 patients consecutively underwent conservative operations of the aortic valve and/or aortic root. Mean age was 48±16 years and 81% were males...
April 2016: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Ovandir Bazan, Jayme Pinto Ortiz
OBJECTIVE: To complement the ISO 5840 standards concerning the duration of left ventricular systole and diastole as a function of changes in heart rates according to in vivo studies from the physiologic literature review. METHODS: The systolic and diastolic durations from three in vivo studies were compared with the durations of systole proposed by the ISO 5840:2010 and ISO 5840-2:2015 for hydrodynamic performance assessment of prosthetic heart valves. RESULTS: Based on the in vivo studies analyzed, the systolic durations proposed by the ISO 5840 standard seemed consistent for 45 and 120 beats per minute (bpm), and showed diverse results for the 70 bpm condition...
April 2016: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Ovandir Bazan, Jayme Pinto Ortiz
OBJECTIVE: This work describes the experimental validation of a cardiac simulator for three heart rates (60, 80 and 100 beats per minute), under physiological conditions, as a suitable environment for prosthetic heart valves testing in the mitral or aortic position. METHODS: In the experiment, an aortic bileaflet mechanical valve and a mitral bioprosthesis were employed in the left ventricular model. A test fluid of 47.6% by volume of glycerin solution in water at 36...
April 2016: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Matthew Moore, Glenn R Barnhart, Walter Randolph Chitwood, John A Rizzo, Candace Gunnarsson, Swetha R Palli, Eugene A Grossi
OBJECTIVE: The recent development of the EDWARDS INTUITY Elite™ (EIE) valve system enables the rapid deployment of a prosthetic surgical heart valve in an aortic valve replacement (AVR) procedure via both the minimally invasive (MISAVR) and conventional (CAVR) approaches. In order to understand its economic value, this study performed a cost evaluation of the EIE valve system used in a MIS rapid-deployment approach (MIS-RDAVR) vs MISAVR and CAVR, respectively, compared to standard prosthetic aortic valves...
October 2016: Journal of Medical Economics
Kyung Taek Oh, Joseph Derose, Cynthia Taub
Complete dehiscence of a composite aortic valve graft with pseudoaneurysm formation is a rare complication following aortic root replacement. This complication often takes place in the setting of acute graft infection and accompanies symptoms of heart failure, valve insufficiency or sepsis. We present a delayed, asymptomatic presentation of this complication in a young man with distant history of aortic root replacement and medically treated prosthetic valve endocarditis a year postoperatively. He had been non-adherent to warfarin over 10 years, but otherwise maintained a healthy life...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
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