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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520542/hybrid-palliation-for-interrupted-aortic-arch-with-small-aortic-valve
#1
Yoshimasa Uno, Ayumu Masuoka, Kentarou Hotoda, Toshiyuki Katogi, Takaaki Suzuki
OBJECTIVES: Open heart surgery for interrupted aortic arch in the neonatal period is still a high-risk procedure related in part to patient factors such as low birth weight, other morphologic anomalies, and, especially, small aortic valve size. Recently, we performed hybrid palliation with bilateral pulmonary artery banding and ductal stenting as the first-stage palliation for such cases. In this study, the outcomes of this procedure were examined. METHODS: Six cases of interrupted aortic arch with a small aortic valve underwent the hybrid procedure in the neonatal period in our institute from 2010 to 2015 (mean age: 6...
May 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520540/virtual-surgery-for-conduit-reconstruction-of-the-right-ventricular-outflow-tract
#2
Chin Siang Ong, Yue-Hin Loke, Justin Opfermann, Laura Olivieri, Luca Vricella, Axel Krieger, Narutoshi Hibino
PURPOSE: Virtual surgery involves the planning and simulation of surgical reconstruction using three-dimensional (3D) modeling based upon individual patient data, augmented by simulation of planned surgical alterations including implantation of devices or grafts. Here we describe a case in which virtual cardiac surgery aided us in determining the optimal conduit size to use for the reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract. DESCRIPTION: The patient is a young adolescent male with a history of tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia, requiring right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery (RV-PA) conduit replacement...
May 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504231/poland-coronary-and-structural-heart-interventions-from-2010-to-2015
#3
Jacek Legutko, Zbigniew Siudak, Radosław Parma, Andrzej Ochała, Dariusz Dudek
For the last five years, invasive cardiology in Poland has developed extensively. Currently, 98% of the 161 Polish cathlabs operate in 24/7 mode, 37 of them supported by cardiac surgery departments on-site. A certification curriculum for interventional cardiology operators is supported by dedicated workshops and scientific meetings during national conferences. The rise in the number of coronary angiographies and PCIs was paralleled by an increased use of drug-eluting stents, bioresorbable vascular scaffolds and physiologic assessment of coronary arteries...
May 15, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483207/usefulness-of-preoperative-transforming-growth-factor-beta-to-predict-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-after-surgical-ventricular-septal-myectomy-in-patients-with-obstructive-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#4
Ying Guo, Xi Wu, Xinxin Zheng, Jie Lu, Shuiyun Wang, Xiaohong Huang
Postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) occurs frequently after cardiac surgery and contributes significantly to mortality. Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) is associated with postoperative AF after coronary artery bypass grafting and valve surgery. We performed a prospective study to evaluate the role of TGF-β as a predictor of AF after myectomy. A total of 109 consecutive obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients without previous AF who underwent myectomy were identified. We measured plasma TGF-β levels before surgery, monitored heart rhythm until discharge, and followed patients for a mean of 36 ± 10 months...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464518/6q25-1-tab2-microdeletion-syndrome-congenital-heart-defects-and-cardiomyopathy
#5
Andrew Cheng, Mary Beth P Dinulos, Whitney Neufeld-Kaiser, Jill Rosenfeld, McKenna Kyriss, Suneeta Madan-Khetarpal, Hiba Risheg, Peter H Byers, Yajuan J Liu
Congenital heart defects (CHD) are the most frequent type of congenital anomaly and are often associated with genetic and chromosomal syndromes. Haploinsufficiency of TAB2 (TGF-beta activated kinase 1/MAP3K7 binding protein 2) has been proposed to cause valvular and cardiac outflow tract structural abnormalities. In this study, we describe 13 newly identified individuals with microdeletions of chromosome 6q25.1 that involve TAB2. One of the patients in our study cohort has the smallest deletion yet reported, affecting only TAB2...
May 2, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433490/evaluating-health-of-emerging-economies-through-the-eyes-of-heart-valve-disease-in%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-transcatheter-era
#6
REVIEW
Sameer Arora, Cassandra J Ramm, Amol A Bahekar, John P Vavalle
China and India are the 2 fastest growing major world economies. However, they suffer from great differences in health policies, demographics, and rates of population growth. Whereas China has seen a steep decline in rheumatic heart disease (RHD) and a rise in life expectancy, India continues to suffer from a significant burden of RHD due to insufficient distribution of economic prosperity to health care, denser population, and ineffective application of World Health Organization RHD prevention guidelines. As China faces the burden of the world's largest geriatric population, focus has shifted to calcific aortic stenosis for which it prepares by expansions in the field of transcatheter aortic valve replacement...
April 19, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377476/incidence-and-predictors-of-obstetric-and-fetal-complications-in-women-with-structural-heart-disease
#7
Iris M van Hagen, Jolien W Roos-Hesselink, Valentina Donvito, Csilla Liptai, Marielle Morissens, Daniel J Murphy, Laura Galian, Nooshin Mohd Bazargani, Jérôme Cornette, Roger Hall, Mark R Johnson
OBJECTIVE: Women with cardiac disease becoming pregnant have an increased risk of obstetric and fetal events. The aim of this study was to study the incidence of events, to validate the modified WHO (mWHO) risk classification and to search for event-specific predictors. METHODS: The Registry Of Pregnancy And Cardiac disease is a worldwide ongoing prospective registry that has enrolled 2742 pregnancies in women with known cardiac disease (mainly congenital and valvular disease) before pregnancy, from January 2008 up to April 2014...
April 4, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373788/infective-endocarditis-with-atypical-clinical-feature-and-relapse-by-abiotrophia-defectiva
#8
Ilkay Bozkurt, Metin Coksevim, Idris Bugra Cerik, Okan Gulel, Esra Tanyel, Hakan Leblebicioglu
A case of infective endocarditis caused by an uncommon agent Abiotrophia defectiva with atypical manifestations is presented. A 42-year-old woman previously had rheumatic heart disease, presented with the symptoms of fever and chills that resolved within 3 days under antibiotherapy. She was diagnosed with endocarditis due to A. defectiva. Despite culture-directed antibiotics being administered in the first admission, her symptoms and also blood culture growth relapsed 3 weeks later. She was successfully treated with antimicrobial therapy and surgical intervention including aorta and mitral valve replacement...
April 2017: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348036/tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-in-control-of-cardiovascular-function
#9
Marie-José Goumans, Peter Ten Dijke
Genetic studies in animals and humans indicate that gene mutations that functionally perturb transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) signaling are linked to specific hereditary vascular syndromes, including Osler-Rendu-Weber disease or hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia and Marfan syndrome. Disturbed TGF-β signaling can also cause nonhereditary disorders like atherosclerosis and cardiac fibrosis. Accordingly, cell culture studies using endothelial cells or smooth muscle cells (SMCs), cultured alone or together in two- or three-dimensional cell culture assays, on plastic or embedded in matrix, have shown that TGF-β has a pivotal effect on endothelial and SMC proliferation, differentiation, migration, tube formation, and sprouting...
March 27, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329138/small-intestinal-submucosa-tricuspid-valve-tube-graft-shows-growth-potential-remodelling-and-physiological-valve-function-in-a-porcine-model%C3%A2
#10
Diana M Ropcke, Christine Ilkjaer, Marcell J Tjornild, Soren N Skov, Steffen Ringgaard, Vibeke E Hjortdal, Sten L Nielsen
OBJECTIVES: Tricuspid valve reconstruction using small intestinal submucosal extracellular matrix (ECM) designed as a tube graft is possible in severe valve pathology. Using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and digital photograph imaging, valves were evaluated after 6 months in a porcine model. METHODS: Ten 60 kg pigs received a tricuspid valve tube graft. A baseline MRI was performed after 2 weeks ( n  = 8). A follow-up MRI was performed in three of five 6 months' survivors to assess function and haemodynamics of the tricuspid tube graft...
June 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306672/radiotherapy-chemotherapy-and-atherosclerosis
#11
San S Min, Anthony S Wierzbicki
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews the effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy in promoting the progression of atherosclerosis in patients with cancer. RECENT FINDINGS: Radiotherapy is associated with an increase in the incidence of atherosclerosis with the effects being related to the site of irradiation and dose of radiotherapy. Cranial irradiation is associated with dyslipidaemia and the metabolic syndrome secondary to effect on growth hormone secretion...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292746/robust-generation-of-quiescent-porcine-valvular-interstitial-cell-cultures
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Ana M Porras, Nicole C A van Engeland, Evelyn Marchbanks, Ann McCormack, Carlijn V C Bouten, Magdi H Yacoub, Najma Latif, Kristyn S Masters
BACKGROUND: Valvular interstitial cells (VICs) in the healthy aortic valve leaflet exhibit a quiescent phenotype, with <5% of VICs exhibiting an activated phenotype. Yet, in vitro culture of VICs on tissue culture polystyrene surfaces in standard growth medium results in rapid transformation to an activated phenotype in >90% of cells. The inability to preserve a healthy VIC phenotype during in vitro studies has hampered the elucidation of mechanisms involved in calcific aortic valve disease...
March 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291817/specific-changes-in-circulating-cytokines-and-growth-factors-induced-by-exercise-stress-testing-in-asymptomatic-aortic-valve-stenosis
#13
Renata Kolasa-Trela, Malgorzata Konieczynska, Marta Bazanek, Anetta Undas
BACKGROUND: We evaluated exercise-induced changes in the profile of circulating cytokines and growth factors in patients with AS. METHODS: We studied 32 consecutive asymptomatic moderate-to-severe AS patients and 32 age and sex-matched controls. Plasma levels of interleukin (IL)-6, IL-10, hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β were measured at 4 time points, i.e. at rest, at peak bicycle exercise, one hour and 24 hours after a symptom-limited exercise...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291606/geometry-and-growth-of-the-reconstructed-aorta-in-patients-with-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-and-variants
#14
Christoph Haller, Devin Chetan, Arezou Saedi, Rachel Parker, Glen S Van Arsdell, Osami Honjo
OBJECTIVE: The interdigitating technique in aortic arch reconstruction in hypoplastic left heart syndrome and variants (HLHS) reduces the recoarctation rate. Little is known on aortic arch growth characteristics and resulting clinical impact. METHODS: A total of 139 patients with HLHS underwent staged palliation between 2007 and 2014; 73 patients underwent arch reconstruction. Dimensions of ascending aorta, transverse arch, interdigitating anastomosis, and descending aorta in pre-stage II and pre-Fontan angiograms were measured...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262297/femoral-vein-homograft-as-right-ventricle-to-pulmonary-artery-conduit-in-stage-1-norwood-operation
#15
T K Susheel Kumar, Mario Briceno-Medina, Shyam Sathanandam, Vijaya M Joshi, Christopher J Knott-Craig
BACKGROUND: The polytetrafluoroethylene tube used as right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit in the stage 1 Norwood operation is associated with risks of suboptimal branch pulmonary artery growth, thrombosis, free insufficiency, and long-term right ventricular dysfunction. Our experience with use of valved femoral vein homograft as right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit is described. METHODS: Between June 2012 and December 2015, 15 neonates with hypoplastic left heart syndrome or complex single ventricle underwent stage 1 Norwood operation with valved segment of femoral vein homograft as right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258682/eikenella-corrodens-endocarditis-of-the-tricuspid-valve-in-an-intravenous-drug-user
#16
Waldemar Elikowski, Małgorzata Małek-Elikowska, Monika Lisiceka, Dariusz Wróblewski, Natalia Fertała
Infective endocarditis of the tricuspid valve (TVE) occurs predominantly in selected groups of patients including intravenous drug users (IVDUs). The most often cultured pathogen in IVDUs is Staphylococcus aureus. Eikenella corrodens, normally existing as a commensal in the mouth and the upper respiratory tract, is identified as an etiologic pathogen of endocarditis very rarely. The authors describe a case of a 27-year-old male with a past history of staphylococcal TVE readmitted to hospital after 5 months due to progression of right-sided heart failure...
February 20, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219555/right-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-due-to-immunoglobulin-g4-related-disease
#17
Masaru Ishida, Taichi Sakaguchi, Shigeru Miyagawa, Hiroyuki Nishi, Yasushi Yoshikawa, Satsuki Fukushima, Ai Kawamura, Takayoshi Ueno, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Yoshiki Sawa
A 64-year-old man with extensive tumorous infiltration of the pulmonary valve underwent partial resection of a tumor of the right ventricular outflow tract and replacement of the affected valve. A diagnosis of immunoglobulin-G4 related disease of the heart was made based on the immunohistologic findings. One year after the surgical resection, growth of the tumorous mass was observed, and steroid therapy was initiated. He had no sign of tumor progression four years after the steroid therapy.
March 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190605/the-importance-of-age-and-weight-on-cavopulmonary-shunt-stage-ii-outcomes-after-the-norwood-procedure-planned-versus-unplanned-surgery
#18
David J Barron, Intisar Ul Haq, Adrian Crucean, John Stickley, Phil Botha, Natasha Khan, Timothy J Jones, William J Brawn
OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to evaluate the outcomes of the cavopulmonary shunt after the Norwood procedure with a particular focus on age, weight, and whether surgery was planned or expedited by clinical findings. METHODS: We studied 297 consecutive patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome undergoing the cavopulmonary shunt operation between 2002 and 2014. All patients underwent the Norwood procedure with a right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183649/biological-and-mechanical-evaluation-of-a-bio-hybrid-scaffold-for-autologous-valve-tissue-engineering
#19
S Jahnavi, U Saravanan, N Arthi, G S Bhuvaneshwar, T V Kumary, S Rajan, R S Verma
Major challenge in heart valve tissue engineering for paediatric patients is the development of an autologous valve with regenerative capacity. Hybrid tissue engineering approach is recently gaining popularity to design scaffolds with desired biological and mechanical properties that can remodel post implantation. In this study, we fabricated aligned nanofibrous Bio-Hybrid scaffold made of decellularized bovine pericardium: polycaprolactone-chitosan with optimized polymer thickness to yield the desired biological and mechanical properties...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179397/dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-induces-aortic-valve-calcification-by-inhibiting-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-signaling-in-valvular-interstitial-cells
#20
Bongkun Choi, Sahmin Lee, Sang-Min Kim, Eun-Jin Lee, Sun Ro Lee, Dae-Hee Kim, Jeong Yoon Jang, Sang-Wook Kang, Ki-Up Lee, Eun-Ju Chang, Jae-Kwan Song
Background -Calcification of the aortic valve leads to increased leaflet stiffness, and consequently to the development of calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD); however, the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms of calcification remain unclear. Here, we identified that dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4, also known as CD26) increases valvular calcification and promotes CAVD progression. Methods -We obtained the aortic valve tissues from humans and murine models (wild type and eNOS(-/-) mice), and cultured the valvular interstitial cells (VICs) and valvular endothelial cells (VECs) from the cusps...
February 8, 2017: Circulation
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