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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779123/pulmonary-valve-replacement-after-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot
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REVIEW
Hideki Tatewaki, Akira Shiose
In this review article, we describe pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) late after repaired Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). Since the introduction of surgical intervention for patients with TOF in 1945, surgical management of TOF has dramatically improved early survival with mortality rates, less than 2-3%. However, the majority of these patients continue to experience residual right ventricular outflow tract pathology, most commonly pulmonary valve regurgitation (PR). The patients are generally asymptomatic during childhood and adolescence and, however, are at risk for severe PR later which can result in exercise intolerance, heart failure, arrhythmias, and sudden death...
May 19, 2018: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770888/mitral-valve-interventions-in-structural-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Matteo Saccocci, Maurizio Taramasso, Francesco Maisano
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Analyze the current state of the art and the future perspectives of mitral interventions in clinical setting. RECENT FINDINGS: A systematic and critical review of the new mitral percutaneous therapies and imaging technologies is the basis to adopt the right treatment for each patient according to specific valve dysfunction and clinical presentation, waiting for definitive guidelines. While surgical mitral repair will remain the gold standard for low-risk healthy patients with degenerative mitral regurgitation (DMR), transcatheter mitral valve repair is becoming first line therapy in high risk patients with functional mitral regurgitation (FMR)...
May 17, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762917/association-of-change-in-patient-reported-health-status-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-and-postoperative-outcomes
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Alexis Kofi Okoh, Nathan Kang, Dhaval Chauhan, Nicky Haik, Dustin Hanos, Marc Cohen, Chungeng Chen, Bruce Haik, Mark J Russo
BACKGROUND: The study aim was to investigate the relationship between postoperative morbidity after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and short-term patient-reported health status, using the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ). METHODS: The association between 30-day post-procedure changes in patient-reported heath status and post-TAVR outcomes was examined. Patients were stratified into three groups based on observed changes in KCCQ-Overall scores (OS): Group A, increase in KCCQ-OS ≥10 points; Group B, KCCQ-OS scores <10 points; and Group C, decline in KCCQ-OS ≥10 points...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752057/outcomes-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-a-propensity-matched-retrospective-cohort-study
#4
Ethan Y Brovman, Christine Kuo, Robert W Lekowski, Richard D Urman
OBJECTIVES: To examine patient acuity and perioperative outcomes in a contemporary cohort of patients undergoing either transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). DESIGN: A retrospective propensity-matched cohort study with univariable logistic regression to assess postoperative outcomes. SETTING: Hospitals participating in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program...
April 10, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746650/age-dependent-morbidity-and-mortality-outcomes-after-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement
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Amjad I Hussain, Andreas Auensen, Cathrine Brunborg, Jan Otto Beitnes, Lars Gullestad, Kjell I Pettersen
OBJECTIVES: This study addressed the assumption of increased morbidity and mortality after surgical aortic valve replacement in patients older than 80 years with severe aortic stenosis. METHODS: This prospective study was performed in consecutive patients referred for aortic valve replacement. The age-dependent change in cognitive and physical function, quality of life and rehospitalization and complication rates during the following year and 5-year all-cause mortality were documented...
May 9, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733924/thirteen-year-experience-with-universal-staphylococcus-aureus-nasal-decolonisation-prior-to-cardiac-surgery-a-quasi-experimental-study
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Adrien Lemaignen, Laurence Armand-Lefevre, Gabriel Birgand, Guillaume Mabileau, Isabelle Lolom, Walid Ghodbane, Pierre Dilly Marie, Patrick Nataf, Jean-Christophe Lucet
INTRODUCTION: Sternal wound infection (SWI) after cardiac surgery is a severe complication. Among preventive measures, pre-operative decolonisation of nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus has recently been shown to be beneficial. In this quasi-experimental study, we assessed the effect of decolonisation on the incidence of S. aureus-associated SWI during 19-year prospective surveillance. METHODS: We analysed by segmented negative binomial regression the change over time of the incidence of S...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721704/workup-and-management-of-patients-with-paradoxical-low-flow-low-gradient-aortic-stenosis
#7
REVIEW
Mohamed-Salah Annabi, Marine Clisson, Marie-Annick Clavel, Philippe Pibarot
About 60% of patients with paradoxical low-flow, low-gradient (PLF-LG) aortic stenosis (AS) have a severe disease that justifies aortic valve replacement (AVR). The first step in patients with symptomatic PLF AS should be to rule out measurement errors and treat hypertension. The second step is to distinguish pseudo-severe from true severe AS (TSAS). The third step is to select the optimal treatment modality at the right time. Regarding the second step, projected aortic valve area calculated using stress echocardiography is superior to traditional severity criteria (AVA < 1...
May 2, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718148/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-current-status-and-future-perspectives
#8
T J Cahill, M Chen, K Hayashida, A Latib, T Modine, N Piazza, S Redwood, L Søndergaard, B D Prendergast
In the 16 years since the first pioneering procedure, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has come of age and become a routine strategy for aortic valve replacement, increasingly performed under conscious sedation via transfemoral access. Simplification of the procedure, accumulation of clinical experience, and improvements in valve design and delivery systems have led to a dramatic reduction in complication rates. These advances have allowed transition to lower risk populations, and outcome data from the PARTNER 2A and SURTAVI trials have established a clear evidence base for use in intermediate risk patients...
April 27, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705366/permanent-pacemaker-implantation-following-rapid-deployment-aortic-valve-replacement
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Matthew A Romano, Michael Koeckert, Mubashir A Mumtaz, Frank N Slachman, Himanshu J Patel, W Randolph Chitwood, Glenn R Barnhart, Eugene A Grossi
BACKGROUND: Expandable, rapid deployment aortic valves may interfere with the cardiac conduction system, which can lead to permanent pacemaker implantation (PPI). We sought to characterize PPI following rapid deployment aortic valve replacement (RDAVR) with the EDWARDS INTUITY valve system and investigate associated factors. METHODS: We analyzed 708 patients from 29 centers in the TRANSFORM trial undergoing RDAVR ± CABG without pre-existing pacemakers. Intrinsic conduction status was recorded as well as PPI incidence through one year...
April 26, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669969/surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-in-octogenerians-in-the-era-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Takashi Yamauchi, Takano Hiroshi, Koichi Toda, Yoshiki Sawa
BACKGROUND: The hospital mortality rate in >80-year-old patients undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) is reportedly satisfactory, but how such patients' functional status both at discharge and during the postoperative hospitalization period might affect their quality of life and medical costs remains unclear.Methods and Results:The adverse events of 161 patients aged >80 years who underwent SAVR with or without coronary artery bypass grafting were retrospectively investigated...
April 17, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642797/recurrent-aortic-dissection-in-a-patient-with-an-actin-mutation-treated-with-a-laser-fenestrated-aortic-arch-stent-graft
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J Michael Cullen, Gorav Ailawadi, John F Angle, Matthew Thomas, Gilbert R Upchurch
A 58-year-old African American female, who had previously undergone a valve-sparing aortic root replacement for a type A dissection, represented 2 months later with a new focal dissection and aneurysm with intramural hematoma just distal to the origin of the left subclavian artery. Since no landing zone distal to the subclavian artery existed, the patient underwent thoracic endovascular aortic repair with laser fenestration-aided stent-graft placement in the left subclavian artery. The patient recovered without complication, and 52 months later, she is doing well with normal renal function and ambulatory status...
January 1, 2018: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622096/management-of-patients-with-aortic-valve-stenosis
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REVIEW
Amrit Kanwar, Jeremy J Thaden, Vuyisile T Nkomo
With increased life expectancy and aging of the population, aortic stenosis is now one of the most common valvular heart diseases. Early recognition and management of aortic stenosis are of paramount importance because untreated symptomatic severe disease is universally fatal. The advent of transcather aortic valve replacement technologies provides exciting avenues of care to patients with this disease in whom traditional surgical procedures could not be performed or were associated with high risk. This review for clinicians offers an overview of aortic stenosis and updated information on the current status of various treatment strategies...
April 2018: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617931/robotic-mitral-valve-replacements-with-bioprosthetic-valves-in-52-patients-experience-from-a-tertiary-referral-hospital
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Chia-Cheng Kuo, Hsiao-Huang Chang, Chung-Hsi Hsing, Hiong-Ping Hii, Nan-Chun Wu, Chin-Ming Hsu, Chun-I Chen, Bor-Chih Cheng
OBJECTIVES: Robotic mitral valve replacement (MVR) emerged in the late 1990s as an alternative approach to conventional sternotomy. With the increased use of bioprosthetic valves worldwide and strong patient desire for minimally invasive procedures, the safety and feasibility of robotic MVRs with bioprosthetic valves require investigation. METHODS: Between January 2013 and May 2017, 52 consecutive patients underwent robotic MVRs using the da Vinci Si surgical system (Intuitive Surgical Inc...
March 30, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29590730/serum-osteoprotegerin-in-patients-with-calcified-aortic-valve-stenosis-in-relation-to-heart-failure
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Sandra Makarović, Zorin Makarović, Ines Bilić-Ćurčić, Jasminka Milas-Ahić, Ivan Mihaljević, Maja Franceschi, Tomislav Jukić
The aim of the study was to assess the role of serum osteoprotegerin (OPG) as a biomarker in patients with aortic valve stenosis (AS) in relation to heart failure and symptomatic status. This was a case control study, which included 51 patients with AS and 39 control subjects. At the time of study enrolment, detailed medical history was obtained and all subjects underwent physical examination, chest x-ray and echocardiography. OPG levels were measured in all subjects, and serum N-terminal of the pro b-type natriuretic peptide (NT pro BNP) levels were determined in patients with AS...
December 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566805/inclusion-of-functional-status-measures-in-the-risk-adjustment-of-30-day-mortality-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-a-report-from-the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-american-college-of-cardiology-tvt-registry
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Suzanne V Arnold, Sean M O'Brien, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, David J Cohen, Amanda Stebbins, J Matthew Brennan, David M Shahian, Fred L Grover, David R Holmes, Vinod H Thourani, Eric D Peterson, Fred H Edwards
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to develop and validate a risk adjustment model for 30-day mortality after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) that accounted for both standard clinical factors and pre-procedural health status and frailty. BACKGROUND: Assessment of risk for TAVR is important both for patient selection and provider comparisons. Prior efforts for risk adjustment have focused on in-hospital mortality, which is easily obtainable but can be biased because of early discharge of ill patients...
March 26, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556145/sutureless-versus-conventional-aortic-valve-replacement-outcomes-in-70-high-risk-patients-undergoing-concomitant-cardiac-procedures
#16
Muhammet Onur Hanedan, Mehmet Ali Yuruk, Ali Ihsan Parlar, Ugur Ziyrek, Ali Kemal Arslan, Ufuk Sayar, Ilker Mataraci
In elderly, high-risk surgical patients, sutureless aortic valve replacement (AVR) can often be an alternative to conventional AVR; shorter aortic cross-clamp and cardiopulmonary bypass times are the chief advantages. We compared the outcomes of sutureless AVR with those of conventional AVR in 70 elderly patients who underwent concomitant cardiac surgical procedures. We retrospectively analyzed the cases of 42 men and 28 women (mean age, 70.4 ± 10.3 yr; range, 34-93 yr) who underwent cardiac operations plus AVR with either a sutureless valve (group 1, n=38) or a conventional bioprosthetic or mechanical valve (group 2, n=32)...
February 2018: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531755/how-much-does-a-heart-valve-implantation-cost-and-what-are-the-health-care-costs-afterwards
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Simone A Huygens, Lucas M A Goossens, Judith A van Erkelens, Johanna J M Takkenberg, Maureen P M H Rutten-van Mölken
Objective: In the era of limited healthcare budgets, healthcare costs of heart valve implantations need to be considered to inform cost-effectiveness analyses. We aimed to provide age group-specific costs estimates of heart valve implantations, related complications and other healthcare utilisation following the intervention. Methods: We performed retrospective analyses of healthcare costs of patients who had undergone heart valve implantations in 2010-2013 and controls using claims data from Dutch health insurers...
2018: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530777/psoas-muscle-size-predicts-risk-adjusted-outcomes-after-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement
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Robert B Hawkins, J Hunter Mehaffey, Eric J Charles, John A Kern, D Scott Lim, Nicholas R Teman, Gorav Ailawadi
BACKGROUND: Frailty is an important predictor of outcomes after cardiac surgery, but utility is limited by difficult assessment and quantification. We hypothesize that sarcopenia defined as psoas muscle cross-sectional area is a useful predictor of surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) outcomes in moderate to high-risk patients. METHODS: Moderate to high-risk (predicted risk of mortality [PROM] >3%) patients who underwent SAVR with or without coronary bypass were extracted from an institutional database (2009-2016)...
March 9, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512618/the-hemostatic-power-of-fat-an-effective-inexpensive-and-biocompatible-method-to-achieve-hemostasis-in-cardiac-surgery
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María Elena Arnáiz-García, Jose María González-Santos, Javier López-Rodríguez, Ana María Arnáiz-García, Javier Arnáiz
Postoperative bleeding with its important socioeconomic cost is associated with an increased morbidity and mortality. It causes hemodynamic instability, increases blood loss, and multiplies the number of transfusions required. Especially in vascular or aortic surgery, postoperative bleeding can become a life-threatening complication due to anticoagulant or antiaggregation preoperative status or postoperative coagulation dysfunction after a high level of heparinization. Presently described is the case of a patient who underwent an aortic valve and ascending aorta replacement...
March 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29510548/analysis-of-outcomes-of-the-nutritional-status-in-patients-qualified-for-aortic-valve-replacement-in-comparison-to-healthy-elderly
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Edyta Wernio, Dariusz Jagielak, Jolanta Anna Dardzińska, Ewa Aleksandrowicz-Wrona, Jan Rogowski, Agnieszka Gruszecka, Sylwia Małgorzewicz
Severe aortic stenosis (AS) is associated with the reduction of muscle mass and may be associated with deterioration of nutritional status. Furthermore, malnourished cardiac patients are characterized by a higher risk of postoperative complications and mortality. The aim of this study was the evaluation and comparison of nutritional status, appetite and body composition in older people with severe aortic stenosis before aortic valve replacement and healthy elderly volunteers. One hundred and one patients, aged >65 years old with severe AS were included in the study...
March 5, 2018: Nutrients
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