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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645796/preclinical-testing-of-frequency-tunable-capacitive-micromachined-ultrasonic-transducer-probe-prototypes
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Martin Pekař, Alexander F Kolen, Harm Belt, Frank van Heesch, Nenad Mihajlović, Imo E Hoefer, Tamas Szili-Török, Hendrik J Vos, Johan G Bosch, Gijs van Soest, Antonius F W van der Steen
In intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) it may be beneficial to generate ultrasound images acquired at multiple frequencies, having the possibility of high penetration or high-resolution imaging in a single device. The objective of the presented work is to test two frequency-tunable probe prototypes in a preclinical setting: a rigid probe having a diameter of 11 mm and a new flexible and steerable 12-Fr ICE catheter. Both probes feature a forward-looking 32-element capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer array (aperture of 2 × 2 mm(2)) operated in collapse mode, which allows for frequency tuning in the 6-MHz-18-MHz range...
June 20, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633398/a-novel-system-for-the-treatment-of-aortic-annular-dilation-an-ex-vivo-investigation
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Pallav Shah, Claudia Romagnoni, Michal Jaworek, Federico Lucherini, Monica Contino, Alan Menkis, Guido Gelpi, Gianfranco B Fiore, Carlo Antona, Riccardo Vismara
OBJECTIVES: The main reason for aortic repair failures is recurrent annular dilatation. The fibrous portion of left ventricular outflow tract dilates. A novel device was designed to tackle this problem. METHODS: The device consists of an internal ring applied at the aortic annulus plus an external flexible band at the level of the aortic root. The internal ring has a semi-rigid portion (40%, placed at ventriculo-arterial junction) and a flexible portion to allow it to conform along the curves of the non-coronary/right coronary leaflet and right coronary/left coronary leaflet commissures...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606278/-efficacy-of-mitral-valve-repair-versus-replacement-in-severe-ischemic-mitral-regurgitation
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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/28583297/the-cox-maze-iv-procedure-for-atrial-fibrillation-is-equally-efficacious-in-patients-with-rheumatic-and-degenerative-mitral-valve-disease
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Jonathan E Labin, Nowrin Haque, Laurie A Sinn, Richard B Schuessler, Marc R Moon, Hersh S Maniar, Spencer J Melby, Ralph J Damiano
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the etiology of mitral valve disease (MVD), due to either rheumatic or degenerative pathology, influences long-term outcomes after the Cox-Maze IV procedure (CMPIV). METHODS: Between February 2001 and July 2015, 245 patients received a CMIV and concomitant mitral valve procedure. Patients were separated into 2 cohorts based on their etiology of MVD, degenerative (n = 153) and rheumatic (n = 92). Patients were followed prospectively (mean follow-up: 41 ± 37 months) for recurrent atrial tachyarrhythmias (ATAs)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550588/value-of-ct-signs-and-measurements-as-a-predictor-of-pulmonary-hypertension-and-mortality-in-symptomatic-severe-aortic-valve-stenosis
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Matthias Eberhard, Monika Mastalerz, Jovana Pavicevic, Thomas Frauenfelder, Fabian Nietlispach, Francesco Maisano, Felix C Tanner, Thi Dan Linh Nguyen-Kim
To assess the value of computed tomography (CT) for non-invasive detection of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in patients with severe aortic stenosis undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and to correlate CT measurements and signs with mortality after TAVI. 257 TAVI patients (median 84 years; 134 females) with both right heart catheterisation (RHC) and CT within 3 days were retrospectively analyzed. According to guidelines PH was defined as mean pulmonary artery pressure ≥25 mmHg in RHC. CT-signs for PH assessment were evaluated...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535202/clinical-implications-of-hypothermic-ventricular-fibrillation-versus-beating-heart-technique-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass-for-pulmonary-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Ji-Hyun Lee, Ji-Eun Lee, Jungho Shin, In-Kyung Song, Hee-Soo Kim, Chong-Sung Kim, Woong-Han Kim, Jin-Tae Kim
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to compare the effects of hypothermic ventricular fibrillation and beating-heart techniques during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) on postoperative outcomes after simple pulmonary valve replacement in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the data of 47 patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot at a single institution, who received pulmonary valve replacement under the ventricular fibrillation or beating-heart technique without cardioplegic cardiac arrest during CPB between January 2005 and April 2015...
May 23, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527962/resolution-of-mitral-regurgitation-with-left-ventricular-assist-device-support
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Matthew Goodwin, Hassan W Nemeh, Jamil Borgi, Gaetano Paone, Jeffrey A Morgan
BACKGROUND: Cardiac valve disease is common in patients with end-stage heart failure undergoing left ventricular assist device implantation (LVAD). The aim of this study was to determine if preoperative mitral regurgitation (MR) affects outcomes and hemodynamics in patients after LVAD implantation. METHODS: From March 2006 through May 2015, 238 consecutive patients underwent LVAD implantation. Patient cohorts included less than moderate to severe MR (< moderate-severe, n = 195) and greater than or equal to moderate to severe MR (≥ moderate-severe, n = 43)...
May 17, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503552/impact-of-isolated-tricuspid-valve-repair-on-right-ventricular-remodelling-in-an-adult-congenital-heart-disease-population
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Roberto Marsico, Vito Domenico Bruno, Pierpaolo Chivasso, Anna Baritussio, Filippo Rapetto, Gustavo A Guida, Umberto Benedetto, Massimo Caputo
BACKGROUND: Surgical repair of isolated congenital tricuspid valve (TV) disease is rare with no well-defined indication and outcomes. Moreover, the role of right ventricle (RV) in this context has not yet been investigated. OBJECTIVES: We sought to assess the impact of congenital TV repair on cardiac remodelling and clinical-functional status and the importance of the RV function in an adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) population. METHODS AND RESULTS: From January 2005 to December 2015, 304 patients underwent TV surgery in our centre...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497556/mitral-arcade-a-rare-case-presenting-with-fatigue-and-cough
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Derya Aydın Sahin, Ozben Ceylan
An 11-year-old girl was admitted to pediatric emergency unit with complaints of fatigue and cough. The patient had no previous complaints. There was no history of rheumatic heart disease. The height and duration of the P-wave was 4 mm and 0.16 seconds, respectively (p mitrale). Echocardiography showed enlarged left atrium (51×61 mm in diameter). Both the anterolateral and posteromedial papillary muscles were directly attached to the anterior and posterior mitral valve leaflets without tendinous chords. The patient was diagnosed with mitral arcade, severe mitral stenosis, and mitral regurgitation...
May 12, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496080/-surgical-experience-of-infective-aneurysm-of-brachial-artery-complicated-with-infective-mitral-valve-endocarditis
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Kaoru Kikuyama, Tetsuro Uchida, Azumi Hamasaki, Yoshinori Kuroda, Atsushi Yamashita, Jun Hayashi, Ken Nakamura, Shingo Nakai, Daisuke Watanabe, Kimihiro Kobayashi, Mitsuaki Sadahiro
We report a rare case of aneurysmal formation of the left brachial artery complicated with infective endocarditis of the mitral valve. A 67-year-old man was referred to our institution for further examination of pulsatile mass at the left upper extremity. Computed tomography showed a left brachial arterial aneurysm with a diameter of 4 cm and gradual expansion of the aneurysm was also recognized. Furthermore, echocardiography revealed severe mitral valve regurgitation with a vegetation. There was no feature of congestive heart failure...
May 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465968/lower-body-weight-in-men-an-epidemiological-predictor-of-enlarged-left-atrium-in-sinus-rhythm-patients-with-dilated-heart
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Aurora Bakalli, Ljubica Georgievska-Ismail, Nebi Musliu, Dardan Koçinaj
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The source of thrombi in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy is not necessarily from the dilated left ventricle. Left atrium (LA) and left atrial appendage (LAA) might be in charge for relatively high rate of systemic embolizations in these patients. The main aim of our study was to identify epidemiological predictors in sinus rhythm patients with dilated heart for LA and LAA dilation and/or dysfunction. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective cross-sectional study conducted from 2009 to 2014 in 101 sinus rhythm patients with dilated heart...
July 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451038/-myxoma-involving-posterolateral-leaflet-about-a-case
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Fouad Nya, Abdessamad Abdou, Mehdi Bamous, Younes Moutakiallah, Noureddine Atmani, Aniss Seghrouchni, Mahdi Aithoussa, Abdellatif Boulahya
Cardiac myxomas are the most common type of primary cardiac tumors. They mainly affect the interatrial septum and exceptionally the heart valves. Surgical excision remains the only therapeutic alternative. We here report the case of a 69-year old patient with no significant pathological history suffering from NYHA class II-III dyspnea associated with lipothymia. Transthoracic echocardiography showed a tight calcified aortic narrowing with aortic valve gradient of 58 mmHg. A sessile mass of 15mm diameter inserted into the posterolateral leaflet, without stenosis or mitral regurgitation evoking an atypical localization of myxomaor or fibroelastoma was detected at the level of the mitral valve...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415082/p210long-term-outcome-of-primary-mitral-valve-prolapse-results-from-a-population-of-250-patients-referred-to-a-tertiary-cardiovascular-center
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V Mecarocci, F Mori
Background: Outcome of Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) was controversial for long time. Many studies reported great differences in the incidence of cardiovascular events due, above all, to heterogeneous and small studied populations. Most of theme were also published to late '80 of the last century till early '00. Purpose: To make a contemporary survey on the incidence of cardiovascular events in a selected population of patients affected by primary MVP referred to a tertiary cardiovascular center for the medical and surgical care of valvular heart disease...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414667/the-mysterious-case-of-dyspnea
#15
S Saad, N Turaga, J Grant, N Jain
INTRODUCTION: Dehiscence of a mitral valve annuloplasty ring is a rare occurrence that often manifests as mitral regurgitation and heart failure. We present a case of mitral ring dehiscence which was initially unrecognized by standard 2-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (2D TTE); and 2-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (2D TEE);. CASE: A 65-year-old woman was referred to Cardiology clinic for evaluation of dyspnea. Her history included tobacco abuse, atrial fibrillation status post pulmonary vein isolation, nonischemic cardiomyopathy, and prior mitral valve repair with annuloplasty ring for rheumatic valvular disease...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409155/preservation-of-myocardial-perfusion-and-function-by-keeping-hypertrophied-heart-empty-and-beating-for-valve-surgery-an-in-vivo-mr-study-of-pig-hearts
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Jian Wang, Bo Xiang, Jixian Deng, Hung-Yu Lin, Darren H Freed, Rakesh C Arora, Ganghong Tian
Objectives. Normothermic hyperkalemic cardioplegia arrest (NHCA) may not effectively preserve hypertrophied myocardium during open-heart surgery. Normothermic normokalemic beating perfusion (NNBP), keeping hearts empty-beating, was utilized as an alternative to evaluate its cardioprotective role. Materials and Methods. Twelve hypertrophied pig hearts at 58.6 ± 7.2 days after ascending aorta banding underwent NNBP and NHCA, respectively. Near infrared myocardial perfusion imaging with indocyanine green (ICG) was conducted to assess myocardial perfusion...
2017: BioMed Research International
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/28385308/early-feasibility-study-of-a-transcatheter%C3%A2-tricuspid-valve-annuloplasty-scout-trial-30-day%C3%A2-results
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Rebecca T Hahn, Christopher U Meduri, Charles J Davidson, Scott Lim, Tamim M Nazif, Mark J Ricciardi, Vivek Rajagopal, Gorav Ailawadi, Mani A Vannan, James D Thomas, Dale Fowler, Stuart Rich, Randy Martin, Geraldine Ong, Adam Groothuis, Susheel Kodali
BACKGROUND: The SCOUT (Percutaneous Tricuspid Valve Annuloplasty System for Symptomatic Chronic Functional Tricuspid Regurgitation) trial is a prospective, single-arm, multicenter, early feasibility study of a novel transcatheter device to plicate the tricuspid annulus (TA) and reduce tricuspid regurgitation (TR). OBJECTIVES: This study tested the feasibility and safety of a novel transcatheter device and assessed its early performance and functional outcomes. METHODS: Between November 2015 and June 2016, 15 patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class ≥II and moderate or greater functional TR were enrolled...
April 11, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344611/percutaneous-pulmonary-valve-implantation-state-of-the-art-and-polish-experience
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REVIEW
Elżbieta K Biernacka, Witold Rużyłło, Marcin Demkow
Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) is a relatively new method of treating patients with right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) dysfunction after surgical repair of congenital heart disease. Since its introduction in 2000 by Bonhoeffer, more than ten thousand PPVI procedures have been performed worldwide. Indications for PPVI have been adapted from those accepted for surgical intervention. Two types of valves are being used: Melody Medtronic available in diameters 16 mm and 18 mm and the family of Edwards SAPIEN valves 23, 26 and 29...
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341191/-bacillus-cereus-endocarditis-and-a-probable-cutaneous-gateway
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S Soudet, C Becquart, F Dezoteux, K Faure, D Staumont-Salle, E Delaporte
BACKGROUND: Bacillus cereus is a ubiquitous telluric organism. B. cereus endocarditis is a rare condition seen mostly in prosthetic heart valves and among intravenous drug users. We report a new case of a patient without risk factors and with a good clinical outcome not requiring valve replacement. CASE REPORT: In October 2014, a 50-year-old woman was referred to the dermatology department of Lille University Hospital for lower-limb wounds developing 6 months earlier...
January 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
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