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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325006/a-simplified-state-space-model-of-biventricular-assist-device-cardiovascular-system-interaction
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Vivian C A Koh, Einly Lim, Boon Chiang Ng, Yong Kuen Ho, Nigel H Lovell
A simplified state-space model of biventricular assist device (BiVAD)-cardiovascular system (CVS) interaction is presented. The state-space equations includes a six-compartments CVS model incorporating the ventricles, the pulmonary and systemic circulations as well as the non-linear behavior of the valve flow, together with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) and a right ventricular assist device (RVAD) component. The left and right pump speeds serve as the input variables for the state-space model. The model is simulated with three operational modes, i...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324990/indirect-measurement-of-the-carotid-arterial-pressure-from-vibrocardiographic-signal-calibration-of-the-waveform-and-comparison-with-photoplethysmographic-signal
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L Casacanditella, G Cosoli, S Casaccia, E P Tomasini, L Scalise
The detection of arterial Blood Pressure waveform provides important information about the subject health status. Laser Doppler Vibrometry (LDV) is a non-contact technique with high sensitivity able to detect mechanical movements of the arterial wall; several previous studies have shown that LDV is able to characterize cardiac activity. Photoplethysmogram (PPG) quantifies the digital volume artery pulse, which has been demonstrated to be closely related to the pressure signal measured by an arterial tonometer...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324874/strategies-and-outcomes-of-repeat-mitral-valve-interventions-after-failed-mitraclip-therapy
#3
Carmelo Grasso, Sergio Buccheri, Davide Capodanno, Antonio Popolo Rubbio, Maria Elena Di Salvo, Salvatore Scandura, Sarah Mangiafico, Tatiana Salerno, Stefano Cannata, Veronica Dezio, Giuseppe Castania, Marco Barbanti, Piera Capranzano, Corrado Tamburino
Percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR) with the MitraClip system (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA, USA) is a valid therapeutic option for patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR) deemed to be at high or prohibitive surgical risk. Despite the reassuring data on efficacy and long-term durability of the procedure, the proportion of patients with residual or relapsing severe MR after MitraClip therapy is not negligible. In light of the detrimental prognostic impact of severe MR, repeat interventions are increasingly performed in clinical practice using different techniques...
March 22, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324166/redescription-of-chloromyxum-ellipticum-li-nie-1973-myxosporea-chloromyxidae-infecting-the-gall-bladder-of-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idellus-valenciennes-1844-supplemented-by-morphological-and-molecular-characteristics
#4
J Y Zhang, Y L Zhao, M D Batueva, D Luo, Z F Xing, Q Q Zhang, X H Liu
The traditional taxonomy of the genus Chloromyxum Mingazzini, 1890 has been intensively challenged to be paraphyletic by recent ribosomal DNA (rDNA)-based phylogenetic analysis. Undersampling to get rich sequence data to infer more scientific phylogenetic relationships makes scientists conservatively assign all non-marine elasmobranch-infecting species as Chloromyxum sensu lato. Although complex ridge pattern on the spore surface observed by scanning electron microscopy was thought to be critical for the identification of Chloromyxum species, insufficient data also prevent this ultrastructural data to be a valid taxonomic feature for this genus...
March 21, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324126/relationship-between-cardiac-calcification-and-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-at-hemodialysis-initiation
#5
Ken Kitamura, Hideki Fujii, Kentaro Nakai, Keiji Kono, Shunsuke Goto, Tatsuya Nishii, Atsushi Kono, Shinichi Nishi
Coronary artery calcification (CAC), cardiac valve calcification (CVC) and left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) are frequently observed in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. These abnormalities significantly affect morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between CAC, CVC and LVH in CKD patients. This study included 96 patients who were hospitalized and initiated hemodialysis between December 2011 and July 2014 at our five institutions. Multi-detector computed tomography for the quantification of CAC using the Agatston score and transthoracic echocardiography for assessing CVC and LVH were performed for all patients included in the study...
March 21, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320201/analysis-of-never-events-following-adult-cardiac-surgical-procedures-in-the-united-states
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Michael P Robich, Brianna M Krafcik, Nishant K Shah, Alik Farber, Denis Rybin, Jeffrey J Siracuse
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to determine the risk factors, nature, and outcomes of "never events" following open adult cardiac surgical procedures. Understanding of these events can reduce their occurrence, and thereby improve patient care, quality metrics, and cost reduction. METHODS: "Never events" for patients included in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample who underwent coronary artery bypass graft, heart valve repair/replacement, or thoracic aneurysm repair between 2003-2011 were documented...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319871/autoantibodies-and-immune-complexes-to-oxidation-specific-epitopes-and-progression-of-aortic-stenosis-results-from-the-astronomer-trial
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Romain Capoulade, Kwan L Chan, Patrick Mathieu, Yohan Bossé, Jean G Dumesnil, James W Tam, Koon K Teo, Xiaohong Yang, Joseph L Witztum, Benoit J Arsenault, Jean-Pierre Després, Philippe Pibarot, Sotirios Tsimikas
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Elevated levels of lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] and oxidized phospholipids on apolipoprotein B-100 (OxPL-apoB) predict the progression of pre-existing mild-to-moderate calcific aortic valve stenosis (CAVS). Whether indirect markers of oxidation-specific epitopes (OSE) are also predictive is not known. The association between IgG and IgM autoantibodies and malondialdehyde-modified low density lipoprotein (MDA-LDL) and IgG and IgM apolipoprotein B immune complexes (apoB-IC), and the hemodynamic progression rate of CAVS was determined in the ASTRONOMER (Aortic Stenosis Progression Observation: Measuring Effects of Rosuvastatin, NCT00800800) trial...
March 9, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319833/aortic-calcified-particles-modulate-valvular-endothelial-and-interstitial-cells
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Nicole C A van Engeland, Sergio Bertazzo, Padmini Sarathchandra, Ann McCormack, Carlijn V C Bouten, Magdi H Yacoub, Adrian H Chester, Najma Latif
BACKGROUND: Normal and calcified human valve cusps, coronary arteries, and aortae harbor spherical calcium phosphate microparticles of identical composition and crystallinity, and their role remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to examine the direct effects of isolated calcified particles on human valvular cells. METHOD AND RESULTS: Calcified particles were isolated from healthy and diseased aortae, characterized, quantitated, and applied to valvular endothelial cells (VECs) and interstitial cells (VICs)...
March 3, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319480/right-axillary-artery-cannulation-for-endovascular-repair-of-an-acute-type-a-aortic-dissection
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Corbin E Muetterties, Jeremy H Conklin, G William Moser, Grayson H Wheatley
We present the case of a 48-year-old woman with an acute type A aortic dissection that was treated with thoracic endovascular aortic repair at our institution. The patient was found to have a focal type A dissection with pericardial effusion but no tamponade physiology and no involvement of the aortic valve or root. We elected to treat the patient's type A aortic dissection with an endovascular stent because of the patient's favorable anatomy and no evidence of neurologic deficits or signs of distal malperfusion...
March 17, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319472/infective-endocarditis-in-children-an-update
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Garth Dixon, Georgi Christov
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Infective endocarditis in children remains a clinical challenge. Here, we review the impact of the updated 2015 American Heart Association and European Society of Cardiology guidelines on management as well as the significance of the new predisposing factors, diagnostic and treatment options, and the impact of the 2007-2008 change in prophylaxis recommendations. RECENT FINDINGS: The new 2015 infective endocarditis guidelines introduced the endocarditis team, added the new imaging modalities of computer tomography and PET-computer tomography into the diagnostic criteria and endorsed the concept of safety of relatively early surgical treatment...
March 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319323/further-evidence-for-specific-ifih1-mutation-as-a-cause-of-singleton-merten-syndrome-with-phenotypic-heterogeneity
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Maria Pettersson, Birgitta Bergendal, Johanna Norderyd, Daniel Nilsson, Britt-Marie Anderlid, Ann Nordgren, Anna Lindstrand
Singleton-Merten syndrome (MIM 182250) is an autosomal dominant inherited disorder characterized by early onset periodontitis, root resorption, osteopenia, osteoporosis, and aortic valve or thoracic aorta calcification. The disorder can have significant intrafamilial phenotypic variability. Here, we present a mother and daughter with Singleton-Merten syndrome harboring a previously described pathogenic missense mutation, c.2465G>A p.(Arg822Gln), in IFIH1 (interferon induced with helicase C domain 1), encoding MDA5 (Melanoma Differentiation-Associated protein 5)...
March 20, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318856/balloon-aortic-valvuloplasty-in-the-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-era-a-single-center-registry
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Ana Rita G Francisco, Miguel Nobre Menezes, Pedro Carrilho Ferreira, Cláudia Jorge, Doroteia Silva, Eduardo Infante de Oliveira, Fausto J Pinto, Pedro Canas da Silva
INTRODUCTION: Percutaneous balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) has been limited by the risk of complications and restenosis. However, growing use of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has revived interest in this technique. We analyzed the current indications for BAV and outcomes in a single center. METHODS: Acute results and long-term outcomes were analyzed in a retrospective single-center registry of patients undergoing BAV between January 2013 and January 2016...
March 16, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318854/balloon-aortic-valvuloplasty-in-the-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-era-a-challenge-to-organization-of-the-heart-team
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Rui Campante Teles
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 16, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318815/the-role-of-cardiac-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Sean R McMahon, Philip A Ades, Paul D Thompson
Cardiac rehabilitation is a valuable treatment for patients with a broad spectrum of cardiac disease. Current guidelines support its use in patients after acute coronary syndrome, coronary artery bypass grafting, coronary stent placement, valve surgery, and stable chronic systolic heart failure. Its use in these conditions is supported by a robust body of research demonstrating improved clinical outcomes. Despite this evidence, cardiac rehabilitation referral and attendance remains low and interventions to increase its use need to be developed...
February 15, 2017: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318632/endovascular-aneurysm-repair-evar-and-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-tavr-associated-acute-kidney-injury
#15
REVIEW
Kenar D Jhaveri, Athanasios N Saratzis, Rimda J Wanchoo, Pantelis A Sarafidis
Acute kidney injury (AKI) after surgery or intervention is an important complication that may impact mortality, morbidity, and health care costs. Endovascular procedures are now performed routinely for a variety of pathologies that were traditionally treated with open surgery because randomized trials comparing endovascular and open surgery have shown at least equally good results and reduced complication and hospitalization rates with endovascular techniques. However, endovascular procedures have been associated with an increased risk for postoperative AKI, predominantly owing to contrast nephrotoxicity...
March 16, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318537/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-suspected-blunt-cardiac-injury-a-prospective-pilot-cohort-study
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Aidan Jc Burrell, David M Kaye, Mark C Fitzgerald, David J Cooper, James L Hare, Benedict T Costello, Andrew J Taylor
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence and severity of blunt cardiac injury (BCI) as determined by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR), and to compare this to currently used diagnostic methods in severely injured patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective, pilot cohort study of 42 major trauma patients from July 2013 to Jan 2015. The cohort underwent CMR within 7 days, enrolling 21 patients with evidence of chest injury and an elevated Troponin I compared to 21 patients without chest injury who acted as controls...
February 27, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318521/teaching-the-basics-of-echocardiography-in-the-undergraduate-students-as-mentors
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A Arias Felipe, J Doménech García, I Sánchez Los Arcos, D Luordo, F J García Sánchez, J Villanueva Martínez, A Forero de la Sotilla, V Villena Garrido, J Torres Macho, G García de Casasola Sánchez
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the ability of medical students to incorporate the practical teaching of basic echocardiography planes using a peer mentoring design. METHODOLOGY: Thirty-six medical students previously trained in obtaining echocardiography planes (mentors) taught the other 5th-year students (n=126). The teaching methodology included three stages: theory (online course), basic training (three 15h sessions of practical experience in ultrasound and at least 20 echocardiographic studies per mentor) and objective structured clinical assessment (OSCA), which scored the appropriateness of the basic ultrasound planes and the correct identification of 16 cardiac structures...
March 15, 2017: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318133/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-with-the-self-expandable-venus-a-valve-and-corevalve-devices-preliminary-experiences-in-china
#18
Yan-Biao Liao, Zhen-Gang Zhao, Xin Wei, Yuan-Ning Xu, Zhi-Liang Zuo, Yi-Jian Li, Ming-Xia Zheng, Yuan Feng, Mao Chen
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been demonstrated to be an effective alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in patients with aortic stenosis who are deemed high risk or inoperable. Currently, TAVI procedures in China mostly make use of the domestic Venus A-Valve and the CoreValve; however, there is no data on their comparative performance. METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing TAVI with the aforementioned devices were included...
March 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317788/current-status-of-transcatheter-mitral-valve-therapy-in-europe-results-from-an-eapci-survey-part-ii
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Anna Sonia Petronio, Piera Capranzano, Emanuele Barbato, Nicolò Piazza, Andreas Baumbach, Michael Haude, Stephan Windecker
AIMS: The European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (EAPCI) assessed the current status of transcatheter valve therapy in Europe through a web-based survey. Our aim here was to report the results of that survey regarding trends in percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR) therapy. METHODS AND RESULTS: Among 301 European centres participating in the overall EAPCI survey, 246 (81.7%) responded to the PMVR section questions. A total of 176 (71.5%) have been undertaking a PMVR programme...
March 20, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317490/speculative-considerations-about-some-cardiology-enigmas
#20
Paulo Roberto Barbosa Evora, Andre Schmidt, Livia Arcêncio, José Antonio Marin-Neto
Write a review text or point-of-view that takes into account the interests, if not of all, but of most readers of a scientific journal is an arduous task. The editorial can be grounded in published articles, even in a single article of undeniable importance and, it can also represent a trend of specialty. Therefore, especially for the sake of the reader's motivation, the present text was freely designed to discuss some cardiology enigmas in the context of the heart valve and coronary artery disease (CAD). Concerning the CAD five well-known enigmas will be considered: 1) The absence of arteriosclerosis in intramyocardial coronary arteries; 2) The unique and always confirmed superior evolution of the left internal thoracic artery as a coronary graft; 3) The prophylactic left internal thoracic artery graft in mildly-stenosed coronary lesions, and; 4) The high incidence of perioperative atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with CAD, and; 5) The handling of disease-free saphenous vein graft at the time of reoperation...
March 17, 2017: Current Cardiology Reviews
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