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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724595/effect-of-tricuspid-annuloplasty-concomitant-with-left-heart-surgery-on-right-heart-geometry-and-function
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Tomoki Sakata, Kenji Mogi, Manabu Sakurai, Anan Nomura, Masahiko Fujii, Daisuke Kaneyuki, Goro Matsumiya, Yoshiharu Takahara
OBJECTIVES: To elucidate the effect of tricuspid annuloplasty concomitant with left-sided valve surgery on the right heart in patients with mild or more tricuspid regurgitation (TR). METHODS: We enrolled 78 patients with mild or more TR who underwent left-sided valve surgery. Forty-three patients underwent only left-sided valve surgery (group non-T) and 35 underwent concomitant tricuspid annuloplasty (group T). Echocardiographic changes between the preoperative and 1-year follow-up periods were compared...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580628/prognostic-usefulness-of-tricuspid-annular-diameter-for-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-tricuspid-regurgitation-of-moderate-to-severe-degree
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Hyungseop Kim, In-Cheol Kim, Hyuck-Jun Yoon, Hyoung-Seob Park, Yun-Kyeong Cho, Chang-Wook Nam, Seongwook Han, Seung-Ho Hur, Yoon-Nyun Kim
Functional tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is frequently encountered. Current guidelines recommend the surgical correction of severe TR only at the time of left valve surgery despite emphasizing the enlarged tricuspid annulus (TA) dimension. We attempted to evaluate the relation between TA dimension and clinical outcomes of moderate or severe TR. A total of 213 patients (mean age 68 years, women 68%) with moderate or severe TR secondary to left-sided valve surgery, nonvalvular disease, or isolated primary TR were retrospectively identified and classified into tertiles of TA dimension...
March 2, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574918/ginsenoside-rb1-inhibits-autophagy-through-regulation-of-rho-rock-and-pi3k-mtor-pathways-in-a-pressure-overload-heart-failure-rat-model
#3
Tianrui Yang, Yunbo Miao, Tong Zhang, Ninghui Mu, Libo Ruan, Jinlan Duan, Ying Zhu, Rongping Zhang
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to explore the relationship between ginsenoside Rb1 (Grb1) and high-load heart failure (HF) in rats. METHODS: The parameters of cardiac systolic function (left ventricular posterior wall thickness (LVPWT), left ventricular internal diastolic diameter (LVID), fraction shortening (FS) and mitral valves (MVs)) of rat hearts in each group were inspected by echocardiogram. The expressions of rat myocardial contractile proteins, autophagy-related proteins and the activation of Rho/ROCK and PI3K/mTOR pathways were detected by Western blot...
June 2018: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397965/short-term-outcomes-of-a-simple-and-effective-approach-to-aortic-root-and-arch-repair-in-acute-type-a-aortic-dissection
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Bo Yang, Aroosa Malik, Victoria Waidley, Kellianne C Kleeman, Xiaoting Wu, Elizabeth L Norton, David M Williams, Minhaj S Khaja, Whitney E Hornsby
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate short-term outcomes following direct aortic root and arch repair in patients with acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) without technical adjuncts. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2016, 94 consecutive patients with ATAAD underwent surgical repair, including aortic root repair (n = 45), root replacement (n = 39), or no root procedure (n = 10). Aortic root repair was achieved by running approximation of the dissected aortic wall circumferentially at the sinotubular junction and reinforcing the coronary ostia with 5-0 Prolene...
April 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238013/definitive-determinant-of-late-significant-tricuspid-regurgitation-after-aortic-valve-replacement
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Shin Yajima, Daisuke Yoshioka, Koichi Toda, Satsuki Fukushima, Shigeru Miyagawa, Yasushi Yoshikawa, Shunsuke Saito, Keitaro Domae, Takayoshi Ueno, Toru Kuratani, Yoshiki Sawa
BACKGROUND: Uncertainties remain regarding the course of existing tricuspid regurgitation (TR) after aortic valve replacement (AVR), and its long-term impact on outcome. We investigated changes in existing TR after isolated AVR for severe aortic stenosis (AS), the impact of preoperative TR on long-term outcome, and predictors of late significant TR.Methods and Results:After excluding mild mitral regurgitation and severe TR, 226 consecutive patients undergoing isolated AVR for severe AS between 2002 and 2015 were reviewed...
February 23, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223417/left-ventricular-assist-device-impact-on-aortic-valve-mechanics-proteomics-and-ultrastructure
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Elizabeth H Stephens, Jiho Han, Emma A Trawick, Elena S Di Martino, Hemanth Akkiraju, Lewis M Brown, Jennifer P Connell, K Jane Grande-Allen, Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Hiroo Takayama
BACKGROUND: Aortic regurgitation is a prevalent, detrimental complication of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs). The altered hemodynamics of LVADs results in aortic valves (AVs) having distinct mechanical stimulation. Our hypothesis was that the altered AV hemodynamics modulates the valve cells and matrix, resulting in changes in valvular mechanical properties that then can lead to regurgitation. METHODS: AVs were collected from 16 LVAD and 6 non-LVAD patients at time of heart transplant...
February 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217239/morphologic-evaluation-of-the-mitral-annulus-during-displacement-of-the-heart-in-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery
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Yuki Toyama, Hirotsugu Kanda, Kotaro Igarashi, Hajime Iwasaki, Megumi Kanao-Kanda, Takafumi Iida, Takayuki Kunisawa
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the morphologic changes of the mitral annulus using 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography during heart displacement to expose the anastomosis site in off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery (OPCAB). DESIGN: Prospective case series. SETTING: Single center, university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 34 consecutive patients who underwent OPCAB of the left circumflex artery (LCX) and the right coronary artery (RCA)...
February 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208632/right-ventricular-exercise-contractile-reserve-and-outcomes-after-early-surgery-for-primary-mitral-regurgitation
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Emilie Vitel, Elena Galli, Christophe Leclercq, Maxime Fournet, Christian Bosseau, Hervé Corbineau, Guillame Bouzille, Erwan Donal
OBJECTIVE: To assess if the lack of development of right ventricular (RV) contractile reserve during exercise echocardiography (ex-echo) might be a predictor of postoperative major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) in patients with primary mitral regurgitation (pMR) undergoing early surgery. METHODS: Comprehensive resting and ex-echo were performed in 142 asymptomatic patients (58±21 years, 68% men, New York Heart Association functional class ≤2) with isolated severe pMR and preserved left ventricular (LV) function (LV ejection >60%, LV end-systolic diameter <45 mm) undergoing mitral valve replacement (n=20) or repair...
December 5, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734620/treatment-of-dogs-with-compensated-myxomatous-mitral-valve-disease-with-spironolactone-a-pilot-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
M J Hezzell, A Boswood, J López-Alvarez, N Lötter, J Elliott
OBJECTIVES: Spironolactone improves outcome in dogs with advanced myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD). Its efficacy in preclinical MMVD is unknown. The hypothesis was the administration of spironolactone to dogs with compensated MMVD demonstrating risk factors for poorer prognosis will decrease the rate of disease progression. The aim was to provide pilot data to evaluate preliminary effects and sample size calculation for a definitive clinical trial. ANIMALS: Twenty-five client-owned dogs with MMVD with at least one of the following; left atrial to aortic ratio (LA:Ao) ≥ 1...
August 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606278/-efficacy-of-mitral-valve-repair-versus-replacement-in-severe-ischemic-mitral-regurgitation
#10
Z B Qiu, X Chen, M Xu, Y S Jiang, L M Wang, F H Huang, P S Liu, R Wang, F Xiang, J J Shao, W Qin
Objective: To compare the mortality, survival rate and the therapeutic efficacy between mitral valve repair and replacement as treatment for severe ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR), and explore the middle- and long-term outcomes. Methods: Between January 2000 and January 2016, 378 patients with severe IMR underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) combined with mitral valve repair (n=162) or mitral valve replacement (n=216) in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery of Nanjing First Hospital. Clinical data, in-hospital morbidity and mortality of patients were retrospectively reviewed...
June 13, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556277/distribution-of-blood-flow-velocity-in-the-normal-aorta-effect-of-age-and-gender
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Julio Garcia, Roel L F van der Palen, Emilie Bollache, Kelly Jarvis, Michael J Rose, Alex J Barker, Jeremy D Collins, James C Carr, Joshua Robinson, Cynthia K Rigsby, Michael Markl
PURPOSE: To apply flow distribution analysis in the entire aorta across a wide age range from pediatric to adult subjects. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In all, 98 healthy subjects (age 9-78 years, 41 women) underwent 4D flow MRI at 1.5T and 3T for the assessment of 3D blood flow in the thoracic aorta. Subjects were categorized into age groups: group 1 (n = 9, 5 women): 9-15 years; group 2 (n = 13, 8 women): 16-20 years; group 3 (n = 27, 14 women): 21-39 years; group 4 (n = 40, 11 women): 40-59 years; group 5 (n = 9, 3 women): >60 years...
February 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391001/three-dimensional-mitral-valve-morphology-and-age-related-trends-in-children-and-young-adults-with-structurally-normal-hearts-using-transthoracic-echocardiography
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Matthew A Jolley, Sunil J Ghelani, Adi Adar, David M Harrild
BACKGROUND: The mitral valve has a complex three-dimensional (3D) morphology that is incompletely described by two-dimensional echocardiography (echo). Three-dimensional echo provides a more robust tool to analyze the mitral valve. The shape of the mitral annulus and leaflets, and differences with age, have not been described by 3D echo in normal children. Our objective was to characterize and quantify the 3D mitral valve morphology in children with normal transthoracic echocardiograms over a broad spectrum of age and to identify differences in valve shape with age...
June 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329333/pre-and-postoperative-tricuspid-regurgitation-in-patients-with-severe-symptomatic-aortic-stenosis-importance-of-pre-operative-tricuspid-annulus-diameter
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Claire Dumont, Elena Galli, Emmanuel Oger, Maxime Fournet, Erwan Flecher, Christophe Leclercq, Jean-Philippe Verhoye, Erwan Donal
Aims: Secondary tricuspid regurgitation (STR) is commonly found in patients with aortic stenosis and is associated with increased morbidity. The study sought to evaluate the prevalence of pre-operative STR and its progression after surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) or transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Also, it sought to analyse the predictors of post-operative changes in STR. Methods and results: We prospectively evaluated 116 patients (aged 75...
March 1, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329042/longitudinal-cardiovascular-outcomes-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-in-children-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Zarmina Ehsan, Stacey L Ishman, Thomas R Kimball, Nanhua Zhang, Yuanshu Zou, Raouf S Amin
Objectives: The presence of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is known to impact long-term cardiovascular morbidity in adults; however, the long-term effects in children are poorly understood. We aimed to systematically review and synthesize studies published to date on the long-term effects of SDB in children. Study Design: Meta-analysis and systematic review using PubMed, CINAHL, Embase, and Scopus (all indexed years). Methods: We searched for English-language articles containing original human data from prospective studies, with ≥7 participants, in children ≤18 years of age...
March 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295792/biventricular-impact-of-mild-to-moderate-fetal-pulmonary-valve-stenosis
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L Guirado, F Crispi, N Masoller, M Bennasar, E Marimon, J Carretero, E Gratacós, J M Martínez, M K Friedberg, O Gómez
OBJECTIVES: To define the pattern of fetal echocardiographic changes associated with isolated pulmonary valve stenosis (PS) and to correlate the echocardiographic findings with neonatal outcome and the need for postnatal pulmonary valvuloplasty within the first 12 months postpartum. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study between January 2009 and October 2015 of 16 fetuses with isolated PS and 48 controls matched by gestational age at ultrasound examination (± 2 weeks) evaluated at the Fetal Cardiology Unit at BCNatal (Barcelona)...
March 2018: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283233/effect-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-size-and-position-on-valve-in-valve-hemodynamics-an-in%C3%A2-vitro-study
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Ali N Azadani, Michael Reardon, Matheus Simonato, Gabriel Aldea, Georg Nickenig, Ran Kornowski, Danny Dvir
OBJECTIVE: Transcatheter heart valve implantation in failed aortic bioprostheses (valve-in-valve [ViV]) is an increasingly used therapeutic option for high-risk patients. However, high postprocedural gradients are a significant limitation of aortic ViV. Our objective was to evaluate Medtronic CoreValve Evolut R ViV hemodynamics in relation to the degree of device oversizing and depth of implantation. METHODS: Evolut R devices of 23 and 26 mm were implanted within 21-, 23-, and 25-mm Hancock II bioprostheses...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243777/blood-pooling-in-extrathoracic-veins-after-glossopharyngeal-insufflation
#17
Tanja Mijacika, Daria Frestad, Kasper Kyhl, Otto Barak, Ivan Drvis, Niels H Secher, Ante Buca, Ante Obad, Zeljko Dujic, Per Lav Madsen
PURPOSE: Trained breath-hold divers hyperinflate their lungs by glossopharyngeal insufflation (GPI) to prolong submersion time and withstand lung collapse at depths. Pulmonary hyperinflation leads to profound hemodynamic changes. METHODS: Thirteen divers performed preparatory breath-holds followed by apnea with GPI. Filling of extrathoracic veins was determined by ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging and peripheral extravasation of fluid was assessed by electrical impedance...
April 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067199/computed-tomography-in-patients-with-tricuspid-regurgitation-prior-to-transcatheter-valve-repair-dynamic-analysis-of-the-annulus-with-an-individually-tailored-contrast-media-protocol
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Ricarda Hinzpeter, Matthias Eberhard, Philipp Burghard, Felix C Tanner, Maurizio Taramasso, Robert Manka, Gudrun Feuchtner, Francesco Maisano, Hatem Alkadhi
AIMS: The aim of this study is to present a contrast media (CM) protocol for the dynamic visualisation of the tricuspid valve (TV) and tricuspid annulus (TA) with CT. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifteen patients with no cardiac abnormalities (controls), 15 patients with functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) <3+, and 13 patients with FTR ≥3+ underwent a dedicated cardiac CT protocol. Using advanced visualisation, segmentation and analysis software, the annular area, entire annular circumference, its three parts, and annular diameters were measured by two independent, blinded readers...
February 3, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041955/cardiac-dysfunction-in-children-and-young-adults-with-heart-transplantation-a-comprehensive-echocardiography-study
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Marcello Chinali, Claudia Esposito, Giorgia Grutter, Roberta Iacobelli, Alessandra Toscano, Maria Grazia D'Asaro, Alessia Del Pasqua, Gianluca Brancaccio, Francesco Parisi, Fabrizio Drago, Gabriele Rinelli
BACKGROUND: Transplanted heart dysfunction is a serious life-threatening condition in pediatric transplant recipients. Several studies have focused on echocardiographic detection of early signs of cardiac dysfunction in this population. We evaluated advanced echocardiographic indices of cardiac function in a large sample of children and young adults with heart transplants with apparently normal cardiac function. METHODS: The study included 60 patients with normal ejection fraction with transplantation performed at pediatric age between 1986 and 2014 and 60 healthy control subjects...
May 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989051/pga-polyglycolic-acid-p4hb-poly-4-hydroxybutyrate-based-bioengineered-valves-in-the-rat-aortic-circulation
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Agnieszka A Książek, Katharyn J Mitchell, Nikola Cesarovic, Colin C Schwarzwald, Simon P Hoerstrup, Benedikt Weber
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Bioengineered living autologous valves with remodeling and growth capacity represent a promising concept for future cardiac and venous valve repair. A meticulous understanding of the mechanisms involved in recellularization and remodeling is essential for the safe and efficient clinical translation of this technology. In this context, the first investigations of bioengineered vascular grafts in immune-incompetent or transgenic rodents represented an important step...
May 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
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