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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211226/implantation-of-short-term-and-long-term-right-ventricular-assist-devices
#1
Christiano Castello Branco Caldeira, Regimar Carla Machado, Debora Castello Branco Caldeira
The last decade has seen considerable growth in the use of left ventricular assist devices (LVAD), in end-phase heart failure treatment. The indications, contraindications and implantation techniques are well-defined. However, information about mechanical support for right ventricular failure is lacking. The aim of this communication is to present alternative techniques for implantation of short- and longterm right ventricular assist devices. Implanting the device in the right atrium has certain advantages when compared with the right ventricle...
September 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189832/-peripheral-embolization-and-rapid-growth-of-papillary-fibroelastoma-in-a-young-woman
#2
Alessandro Minati, Danilo Ruggiero, Florida Gripshi, Antonella Cherubini, Lorenzo Zandonà, Andrea Di Lenarda, Aniello Pappalardo
Papillary fibroelastoma, a benign cardiac tumor, is a rare clinical condition. Before the echocardiography era, the diagnosis was often occasional, especially during other cardiac procedures; but nowadays it has improved with the advent of higher-resolution imaging technology. The clinical presentation can vary from asymptomatic to severe complications such as cerebrovascular or ischemic events due to tumor embolization.We present the case of a 33-year-old female with a papillary fibroelastoma on the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve undergoing clinical examination for claudicatio intermittens...
December 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186380/impact-of-t-cell-mediated-immune-response-on-xenogeneic-heart-valve-transplantation-short-term-success-and-mid-term-failure
#3
Anna C Biermann, Julia Marzi, Eva Brauchle, Maria Schneider, Angela Kornberger, Sherif Abdelaziz, Julian L Wichmann, Christophe T Arendt, Eike Nagel, Kelvin G M Brockbank, Martina Seifert, Katja Schenke-Layland, Ulrich A Stock
OBJECTIVES: Allogeneic frozen cryopreserved heart valves (allografts or homografts) are commonly used in clinical practice. A major obstacle for their application is the limited availability in particular for paediatrics. Allogeneic large animal studies revealed that alternative ice-free cryopreservation (IFC) results in better matrix preservation and reduced immunogenicity. The objective of this study was to evaluate xenogeneic (porcine) compared with allogeneic (ovine) IFC heart valves in a large animal study...
November 27, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171921/developing-a-clinically-relevant-tissue-engineered-heart-valve-a-review-of-current-approaches
#4
REVIEW
Aline L Y Nachlas, Siyi Li, Michael E Davis
Tissue engineered heart valves (TEHVs) have the potential to address the shortcomings of current implants through the combination of cells and bioactive biomaterials that promote growth and proper mechanical function in physiological conditions. The ideal TEHV should be anti-thrombogenic, biocompatible, durable, and resistant to calcification, and should exhibit a physiological hemodynamic profile. In addition, TEHVs may possess the capability to integrate and grow with somatic growth, eliminating the need for multiple surgeries children must undergo...
November 24, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164801/improving-the-biological-function-of-decellularized-heart-valves-through-integration-of-protein-tethering-and-three-dimensional-cell-seeding-in-a-bioreactor
#5
Mehrnaz Namiri, Mohammad Kazemi Ashtiani, Saeed Abbasalizadeh, Zahra Mazidi, Elena Mahmoudi, Saman Nikeghbalian, Nasser Aghdami, Hossein Baharvand
Decellularized xenogeneic heart valves (DHVs) are promising products for valve replacement. However, the widespread clinical application of such products is limited due to the risk of immune reaction, progressive degeneration, inflammation, and calcification. Here, we have developed an optimized decellularization protocol for a xenogeneic heart valve. We improved the biological function of DHVs by protein tethering onto DHV and three-dimensional (3D) cell seeding in a bioreactor. Our results showed that heart valves treated with a Triton X-100 (TX-100) and sodium deoxycholate (SDC)-based protocol were completely cell-free, with preserved biochemical and biomechanical properties...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148548/acrylate-based-materials-for-heart-valve-scaffold-engineering
#6
Rosaria Santoro, Seshasailam Venkateswaran, Francesco Amadeo, Rong Zhang, Maura Brioschi, Anthony Callanan, Marco Agrifoglio, Cristina Banfi, Mark Bradley, Maurizio Pesce
Calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) is the most frequent cardiac valve pathology. Its standard treatment consists of surgical replacement either with mechanical (metal made) or biological (animal tissue made) valve prostheses, both of which have glaring deficiencies. In the search for novel materials to manufacture artificial valve tissue, we have conducted a high-throughput screening with subsequent up-scaling to identify non-degradable polymer substrates that promote valve interstitial cells (VICs) adherence/growth and, at the same time, prevent their evolution toward a pro-calcific phenotype...
November 17, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106524/cardiac-myocyte-%C3%AE-3-adrenergic-receptors-prevent-myocardial-fibrosis-by-modulating-oxidant-stress-dependent-paracrine-signaling
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Nerea Hermida, Lauriane Michel, Hrag Esfahani, Emilie Dubois-Deruy, Joanna Hammond, Caroline Bouzin, Andreas Markl, Henri Colin, Anne Van Steenbergen, Christophe De Meester, Christophe Beauloye, Sandrine Horman, Xiaoke Yin, Manuel Mayr, Jean-Luc Balligand
Aims: Human and mouse cardiac beta3-adrenergic receptors (beta3AR) exert antipathetic effects to those of beta1-2AR stimulation. We examined their role in modulating myocardial remodelling, particularly fibrosis in response to haemodynamic stress. Methods and results: Mice with cardiac myocyte-specific expression of beta3AR (ADRB3-tg) or tamoxifen-inducible homozygous deletion (c-Adrb3-ko, with loxP-targeted Adrb3) were submitted to transaortic constriction. A superfusion assay was used for proteomic analysis of paracrine mediators between beta3AR-expressing cardiac myocytes and cardiac fibroblasts cultured separately...
July 6, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054608/a-sweet-spot-for-fluid-induced-oscillations-in-the-conditioning-of-stem-cell-based-engineered-heart-valve-tissues
#8
Alexander Williams, Sana Nasim, Manuel Salinas, Arash Moshkforoush, Nikolaos Tsoukias, Sharan Ramaswamy
Fluid-induced shear stresses are involved in the development of cardiovascular tissues. In a tissue engineering framework, this stimulus has also been considered as a mechanical regulator of stem cell differentiation. We recently demonstrated that the fluid-oscillating effect in combination with a physiologically-relevant shear stress magnitude contributes to the formation of stem cell-derived de novo heart valve tissues. However, the range of oscillations necessary to induce favorable gene expression and engineered tissue formation is unknown...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031049/heart-valve-scaffold-fabrication-bioinspired-control-of-macro-scale-morphology-mechanics-and-micro-structure
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Antonio D'Amore, Samuel K Luketich, Giuseppe M Raffa, Salim Olia, Giorgio Menallo, Antonino Mazzola, Flavio D'Accardi, Tamir Grunberg, Xinzhu Gu, Michele Pilato, Marina V Kameneva, Vinay Badhwar, William R Wagner
Valvular heart disease is currently treated with mechanical valves, which benefit from longevity, but are burdened by chronic anticoagulation therapy, or with bioprosthetic valves, which have reduced thromboembolic risk, but limited durability. Tissue engineered heart valves have been proposed to resolve these issues by implanting a scaffold that is replaced by endogenous growth, leaving autologous, functional leaflets that would putatively eliminate the need for anticoagulation and avoid calcification. Despite the diversity in fabrication strategies and encouraging results in large animal models, control over engineered valve structure-function remains at best partial...
October 6, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994769/isolation-of-endothelial-progenitor-cells-from-human-umbilical-cord-blood
#10
Prashanth Ravishankar, M Alejandra Zeballos, Kartik Balachandran
The existence of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) in peripheral blood and its involvement in vasculogenesis was first reported by Ashara and colleagues(1). Later, others documented the existence of similar types of EPCs originating from bone marrow(2)(,)(3). More recently, Yoder and Ingram showed that EPCs derived from umbilical cord blood had a higher proliferative potential compared to ones isolated from adult peripheral blood(4)(,)(5)(,)(6). Apart from being involved in postnatal vasculogenesis, EPCs have also shown promise as a cell source for creating tissue-engineered vascular and heart valve constructs(7)(,)(8)...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948327/abnormal-longitudinal-growth-of-the-aorta-in-children-with-familial-bicuspid-aortic-valve
#11
Holly Nadorlik, Jessica L Bowman, Sara Fitzgerald-Butt, May Ling Mah, Kim L McBride, John P Kovalchin, Vidu Garg
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common type of congenital heart defect (CHD) and is associated with clinically significant cardiovascular complications including valve calcification and ascending aortopathy (AscAo), predominantly occurring in adulthood. While a limited number of genetic etiologies for BAV have been defined, family members of affected individuals display BAV along with other left-sided CHD. This has led to guidelines from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology that recommend echocardiographic screening of first-degree relatives of affected adults...
December 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911943/heterozygous-deletion-of-akt1-rescues-cardiac-contractility-but-not-hypertrophy-in-a-mouse-model-of-noonan-syndrome-with-multiple-lentigines
#12
Rajika Roy, Maike Krenz
Noonan Syndrome with Multiple Lentigines (NSML) is associated with congenital heart disease in form of pulmonary valve stenosis and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Genetically, NSML is primarily caused by mutations in the non-receptor protein tyrosine phosphatase SHP2. Importantly, certain SHP2 mutations such as Q510E can cause a particularly severe form of HCM with heart failure in infancy. Due to lack of insight into the underlying pathomechanisms, an effective custom-tailored therapy to prevent heart failure in these patients has not yet been found...
November 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893026/superior-vena-cava-as-gateway-to-heart-metastatic-breast-carcinoma-causing-ball-in-a-loop-metastasis-to-right-atrium
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Harpreet Singh Sandhu, Sampath Kumar Mahadevappa Mahendrakar, Sulaiman Sadruddin Ladhani, Azizullah Hafizullah Khan, Yunus Shafi Loya
Breast carcinoma is the most common invasive cancer in women worldwide. It metastasizes commonly to bone, lungs, regional lymph nodes and brain. Cardiac metastasis of lung and breast cancers is a known but rare complication of advanced disease with tumour metastasising to pericardium via the locoregional lymphatic system. Here we present a case of 59-year-old female presenting with right upper limb oedema, facial puffiness and features of Superior Vena Cava (SVC) syndrome 15 years after mastectomy and adjuvant chemotherapy, radiotherapy for carcinoma of the right breast...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884516/removing-vessel-constriction-on-the-embryonic-heart-results-in-changes-in-valve-gene-expression-morphology-and-hemodynamics
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Vinal Menon, John Eberth, Lorain Junor, Alexander J Potts, Marwa Belhaj, Donald J DiPette, Michael Jenkins, Jay D Potts
BACKGROUND: The formation of healthy heart valves throughout embryonic development is dependent on both genetic and epigenetic factors. Hemodynamic stimuli are important epigenetic regulators of valvulogenesis, but the resultant molecular pathways that control valve development are poorly understood. Here, we describe how the heart and valves recover from the removal of a partial constriction (banding) of the OFT/ventricle junction (OVJ) that temporarily alters blood flow velocity through the embryonic chicken heart (HH stage 16/17)...
September 7, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859786/effect-of-losartan-on-mitral-valve-changes-after-myocardial-infarction
#15
Philipp E Bartko, Jacob P Dal-Bianco, J Luis Guerrero, Jonathan Beaudoin, Catherine Szymanski, Dae-Hee Kim, Margo M Seybolt, Mark D Handschumacher, Suzanne Sullivan, Michael L Garcia, James S Titus, Jill Wylie-Sears, Whitney S Irvin, Emmanuel Messas, Albert A Hagège, Alain Carpentier, Elena Aikawa, Joyce Bischoff, Robert A Levine
BACKGROUND: After myocardial infarction (MI), mitral valve (MV) tethering stimulates adaptive leaflet growth, but counterproductive leaflet thickening and fibrosis augment mitral regurgitation (MR), doubling heart failure and mortality. MV fibrosis post-MI is associated with excessive endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), driven by transforming growth factor (TGF)-β overexpression. In vitro, losartan-mediated TGF-β inhibition reduces EMT of MV endothelial cells. OBJECTIVES: This study tested the hypothesis that profibrotic MV changes post-MI are therapeutically accessible, specifically by losartan-mediated TGF-β inhibition...
September 5, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820030/epidemiology-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-the-united-states-implications-for-the-perfusion-profession-a-2017-update
#16
Joseph J Sistino, David C Fitzgerald
INTRODUCTION: By analyzing epidemiological trends in cardiovascular disease (CVD), key stakeholders can make informed decisions on the future of disease burden and treatment. Accordingly, the cardiovascular perfusion community would benefit from data that would help predict future professional resource utilization. METHODS: In 2003, the changes in the number of hospital discharges for CVD from 1990 to 2000 were published, based on data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)...
September 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791264/prediction-of-pregnancy-complication-occurrence-using-fetal-cardiac-output-assessments-made-by-ultrasonography-at-20-to-24-weeks-of-gestation
#17
Ji Yeon Lee, Young Li Kim, Ji Eun Jeong, Jun Woo Ahn
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the importance of assessment of fetal cardiac output (CO) for the prediction of complications of pregnancy. METHODS: We evaluated 65 fetuses and all of them had a fetal cardiac scan at 20 to 24 weeks of pregnancy. To measure CO, diameters (d) of the left right ventricle outflow tract were measured just above the valves. Each left CO (LCO) and right CO (RCO) was derived using the following equation: CO = velocity time integral × π × d(2)/4 × heart rate...
July 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782585/weaving-for-heart-valve-tissue-engineering
#18
REVIEW
Albert Liberski, Nadia Ayad, Dorota Wojciechowska, Radoslaw Kot, Duy M P Vo, Dilibaier Aibibu, Gerald Hoffmann, Chokri Cherif, Katharina Grobelny-Mayer, Marek Snycerski, Helmut Goldmann
Weaving is a resourceful technology which offers a large selection of solutions that are readily adaptable for tissue engineering (TE) of artificial heart valves (HV). The different ways that the yarns are interlaced in this technique could be used to produce complex architectures, such as the three-layer architecture of the leaflets. Once the assembly is complete, growth of cells in the scaffold would occur in the orientation of the yarn, enabling the deposition of extra cellular matrixes proteins in an oriented manner...
August 4, 2017: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748765/biomarkers-in-aortic-valve-stenosis-and-their-clinical-significance-in-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#19
Konstantinos Toutouzas, Konstantinos Stathogiannis, George Latsios, Andreas Synetos, Maria Drakopoulou, Vicky Penesopoulou, Archontoula Michelongona, Eleftherios Tsiamis, Dimitris Tousoulis
Aortic valve stenosis is one of the most common valvular heart disorders and the prevalence will rise as the population ages. Once symptomatic, patients with aortic valve stenosis tend to fare worse with high mortality rates. Aortic valve replacement is indicated in these patients and besides the standard surgical replacement; a less invasive approach, transcatheter aortic valve implantation, has gained momentum and has showed promising and solid results in patients with high surgical risk. An important aspect of evaluating patients with aortic valve stenosis is the ability to choose the best possible candidate for the procedure...
July 27, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745279/paediatric-nanofibrous-bioprosthetic-heart-valve
#20
REVIEW
Mehrdad Namdari, Babak Negahdari, Ali Eatemadi
The search for an optimal aortic valve implant with durability, calcification resistance, excellent haemodynamic parameters and ability to withstand mechanical loading is yet to be met. Thus, there has been struggled to fabricate bio-prosthetics heart valve using bioengineering. The consequential product must be resilient with suitable mechanical features, biocompatible and possess the capacity to grow. Defective heart valves replacement by surgery is now common, this improves the value and survival of life for a lot of patients...
August 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
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