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Sutureless heart valve

Uri Landes, Alexander Sagie, Ran Kornowski
Sutureless aortic bioprostheses (SAB) are increasingly being used to provide shorter cross-clamp time. Valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (VIV-A) is shown to be effective and safe in the vast majority of patients with degenerated bioprosthetics, yet its' use in SAB failure is infrequent. We present a case of balloon-expandable VIV-A in an 80-year-old woman who suffered severe symptomatic aortic regurgitation in a failed Perceval S 21-mm valve. Computed tomography scan demonstrated a deformed valve...
October 3, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Silje Ekroll Jahren, Bernhard Michael Winkler, Paul Philipp Heinisch, Jessica Wirz, Thierry Carrel, Dominik Obrist
OBJECTIVES: In this study, the influence of aortic root distensibility on the haemodynamic parameters and valve kinematics of a bioprosthetic aortic valve was investigated in a controlled in vitro experiment. METHODS: An Edwards INTUITY Elite 21 mm sutureless aortic valve (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA, USA) was inserted in three transparent aortic root phantoms with different wall thicknesses (0.55, 0.85 and 1.50 mm) mimicking different physiological distensibilities...
September 28, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Andreas Vötsch, Wolfgang Weihs, Martin Asslaber, Otto Dapunt
Until now, to our knowledge no case of bioprosthetic valvular thrombosis after implantation of the sutureless Sorin Perceval valve has been reported. Although sutureless aortic valve replacement has become a powerful tool in our daily practice, recent guidelines from the European Society of Cardiology, the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Heart Association do not give specific recommendations on postoperative anticoagulation therapy. We report the first case of valve dysfunction resulting from thrombosis 12 months after implantation with a possible link to postoperative cortisole therapy...
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Giordano Tasca, Riccardo Vismara, Andrea Mangini, Claudia Romagnoni, Monica Contino, Alberto Redaelli, Gianfranco Beniamino Fiore, Carlo Antona
BACKGROUND: Aortic valve replacement has evolved recently with the development of the sutureless bioprosthesis. One such valve is the Perceval bioprosthesis, which is built by mounting leaflets of bovine pericardium to a thin stent; this approach has the potential to provide an excellent fluid dynamic performance. We undertook an in vitro study to compare the hydrodynamic performance of the sutureless bioprosthesis with two standard pericardial stented bioprostheses (Crown and Magna)...
August 17, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Muhammet Onur Hanedan, İlker Mataracı, Mehmet Ali Yürük, Tanıl Özer, Ufuk Sayar, Ali Kemal Arslan, Uğur Ziyrek, Murat Yücel
BACKGROUND: In elderly high-risk surgical patients, sutureless aortic valve replacement (AVR) should be an alternative to standard AVR. The potential advantages of sutureless aortic prostheses include reducing cross-clamping and cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) time and facilitating minimally invasive surgery and complex cardiac interventions, while maintaining satisfactory hemodynamic outcomes and low rates of paravalvular leakage. The current study reports our single-center experience regarding the early outcomes of sutureless aortic valve implantation...
June 2016: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Antonio Messina, Emmanuel Villa, Margherita Dalla Tomba, Giovanni Troise
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 13, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Michele Murzi, Alfredo Giuseppe Cerillo, Danyar Gilmanov, Giovanni Concistrè, Pierandrea Farneti, Mattia Glauber, Marco Solinas
OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to assess the learning process and quality of care of right minithoracotomy aortic valve replacement with a sutureless bioprosthesis at a single institution. METHODS: We performed an analysis of the first 300 consecutive patients (aged 76 ± 6 years; logistic European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation 9 ± 6) who underwent sutureless valve implantation via a right minithoracotomy by 6 surgeons at the G. Pasquinucci Heart Hospital between 2011 and 2015...
May 10, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Panagiotis Dedeilias, Nikolaos G Baikoussis, Efstathia Prappa, Dimitrios Asvestas, Michalis Argiriou, Christos Charitos
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to see how the sutureless, stentless, Perceval S aortic valves behave when implanted in elderly patients with small aortic root and the comparison with a second group of patients with similar characteristics where a conventional stented bioprosthesis was implanted. This is a prospective randomized institutional study. METHODS: Our material is composed from 25 patients who underwent aortic valve replacement with sutureless self-anchoring Perceval S valve implantation (LivaNova), compared with 25 patients with conventional stented biological prosthesis implanted (soprano LivaNova group)...
2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Amjad Shalabi, Ehud Raanani, Amihai Shinfeld, Rafael Kuperstein, Alexander Kogan, Alexander Lipey, Eyal Nachum, Dan Spiegelstein
UNLABELLED: Background: Prolonged life expectancy has increased the number of elderly high risk patients referred for surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR). These referred high risk patients may benefit from sutureless bioprosthesis procedures which reduce mortality and morbidity. OBJECTIVES: To present our initial experience with sutureless aortic bioprotheses, including clinical and echocardiographic results, in elderly high risk patients referred for AVR. METHODS: Forty patients (15 males, mean age 78 ± 7 years) with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis underwent AVR with the 3F Enable or Perceval sutureless bioprosthesis during the period December 2012 to May 2014...
February 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
Bobby Yanagawa, Jorge Cruz, Lyna Boisvert, Daniel Bonneau
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Theodor Fischlein, Bart Meuris, Kavous Hakim-Meibodi, Martin Misfeld, Thierry Carrel, Marian Zembala, Sara Gaggianesi, Francesco Madonna, François Laborde, Federico Asch, Axel Haverich
OBJECTIVE: Sutureless aortic valve replacement (AVR) offers an alternative to standard AVR in aortic stenosis. This prospective, single-arm study aimed to demonstrate safety and effectiveness of a bovine pericardial sutureless aortic valve at 1 year. METHODS: From February 2010 to September 2013, 658 patients (mean age 78.3 ± 5.6 years; 40.0% octogenarian; 64.4% female; mean Society of Thoracic Surgeons score 7.2 ± 7.4) underwent sutureless AVR in 25 European centers...
June 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Glenn R Barnhart, Malakh Lal Shrestha
Aortic stenosis is the most common valvular heart disease in the Western world. It is caused primarily by age-related degeneration and progressive calcification typically detected in patients 65 years and older. In patients presenting with symptoms of heart failure, the average survival rate is only 2 years without appropriate treatment. Approximately one half of all patients die within the first 2 to 3 years of symptom onset. In addition, the age of the patients presenting for aortic valve replacement (AVR) is increased along with the demographic changes...
January 2016: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
S E Jahren, P P Heinisch, J Wirz, B M Winkler, T Carrel, D Obrist
Numerous designs of bioprosthetic valves exist. The sutureless surgical valve is a newer design concept which combines elements of the transcatheter valve technology with surgical valves. This design aims at shorter and easier implantation. It was the aim of this study to perform hemodynamic and kinematic measurements for this type of valves to serve as a baseline for following studies which investigate the effect of the aortic root on the valve performance. To this end, the Edwards Intuity aortic valve was investigated in a new in vitro flow loop mimicking the left heart...
2015: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Cristian Rosu, Edward G Soltesz
The lack of an ideal prosthetic heart valve leaves surgeons and their patients with a difficult choice at the time of valve replacement surgery. Current guidelines mainly emphasize patient age, contraindications to anticoagulation, and patient desires in their recommendations for the type of prosthesis to implant. Aortic valve replacement is the most frequently performed valve replacement, and 5 articles in recent years have presented important data on outcomes with different prosthesis types. The findings suggest that in young patients, transvalvular prosthesis gradients have an effect on long-term bioprosthesis durability...
2015: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Benoit de Varennes, Kevin Lachapelle, Renzo Cecere, Isabel Szczepkowski, Jean Buithieu
OBJECTIVE: Surgical sutureless aortic valves have the potential for shorter procedural times and could benefit patients with increased risk. The Enable (Medtronic Inc, Minneapolis, Minn) valve is a bioprosthesis housed in a Nitinol cage allowing folding and deployment once implanted. We aimed to evaluate the early clinical and echocardiographic results with the Enable valve. METHODS: Patients with aortic stenosis, Society of Thoracic Surgeons score greater than 5...
March 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Enrico Ferrari, Denis Berdajs, Piergiorgio Tozzi, Giuseppe Siniscalchi, Ludwig K von Segesser
OBJECTIVES: Transapical transcatheter valve procedures are performed through a left minithoracotomy and require apical sutures to seal the apical access site. The use of large-calibre devices compromises any attempt to fully perform the procedure with a thoracoscopic approach or percutaneously. We report our preliminary experience in animals with a new sutureless self-expandable apical occluder, engineered to perform transapical access site closure in a minimally invasive setting with large-size introducer sheaths...
November 2015: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Eric Durand, Christophe Tron, Hélène Eltchaninoff
We report the case of a 78-year-old woman admitted for cardiogenic shock related to acute and early failure (severe aortic regurgitation) of a Perceval sutureless aortic bioprosthesis (Sorin Group, Saluggia, Italy). Clinical stability was achieved using rescue transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve implantation with an Edwards SAPIEN 3 prosthesis (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA). To our knowledge, we report herein the first case of successful valve-in-valve implantation using a SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve in a sutureless bioprosthetic aortic valve with acute and early deterioration...
September 2015: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
Buntaro Fujita, Maximilian Kütting, Smita Scholtz, Marc Utzenrath, Kavous Hakim-Meibodi, Lech Paluszkiewicz, Christoph Schmitz, Jochen Börgermann, Jan Gummert, Ulrich Steinseifer, Stephan Ensminger
OBJECTIVES: The number of implanted biological valves for treatment of valvular heart disease is growing and a percentage of these patients will eventually undergo a transcatheter valve-in-valve (ViV) procedure. Some of these patients will represent challenging cases. The aim of this study was to develop a feasible algorithm to plan and in vitro simulate a new interventional procedure to improve patient outcome. METHODS: In addition to standard diagnostic routine, our algorithm includes 3D printing of the annulus, hydrodynamic measurements and high-speed analysis of leaflet kinematics after simulation of the procedure in different prosthesis positions as well as X-ray imaging of the most suitable valve position to create a 'blueprint' for the patient procedure...
July 2015: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Konstantinos Zannis, Jérémie Joffre, Daniel Czitrom, Thierry Folliguet, Milena Noghin, Milena Noghin Emmanuel Lansac, Laurens Mitchell-Heggs, Mathieu Debauchez, Francois Laborde
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Aortic stenosis (AS) is the most frequent heart valve disease in western countries, and its prevalence increases with age. Sutureless valves have recently become available that allow the surgical procedures to be shortened. The study aim was to assess clinical outcome after sutureless aortic valve replacement (SAVR) performed with the Perceval S bioprosthesis at the authors' institution. METHODS: Between June 2007 and November 2011, a total of 143 patients (78 females, 65 males; mean age 79...
November 2014: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
Satoru Kishimoto, Yoshiaki Takewa, Yasuhide Nakayama, Kazuma Date, Hirohito Sumikura, Takeshi Moriwaki, Motonobu Nishimura, Eisuke Tatsumi
We developed an autologous, trileaflet tissue valve ("biovalve") using in-body tissue architecture technology to overcome the disadvantages of current bioprosthetic valves. We designed a novel biovalve with a balloon-expandable stent: the stent biovalve (SBV). This study evaluated the technical feasibility of sutureless aortic valve replacement using the SBV in an orthotopic position, as well as the functionality of the SBV under systemic circulation, in an acute experimental goat model. Three adult goats (54...
June 2015: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
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