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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350378/eq-5d-studies-in-cardiovascular-diseases-in-eight-central-and-eastern-european-countries-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Paulina Batóg, Fanni Rencz, Márta Péntek, László Gulácsi, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Valentina Prevolnik Rupel, Judit Simon, Valentin Brodszky, Petra Baji, Jakub Závada, Guenka Petrova, Alexandru Rotar, Dominik Golicki
BACKGROUND: The measurement of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) by validated generic instruments, such as EQ-5D, becomes an increasingly important tool for the assessment of health care in a wide range of different diagnoses. AIM: To systematically review EQ-5D literature generated in cardiovascular diseases in eight selected Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) countries. METHODS: A structured literature search was conducted in MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science, CINAHL, PsycINFO, the Cochrane Library and the EuroQol website up to November 2016...
January 19, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317805/compression-of-the-right-coronary-artery-by-an-aortic-pseudoaneurysm-after-infective-endocarditis-an-unusual-case-of-myocardial-ischemia
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Juan Lacalzada-Almeida, Alejandro De la Rosa-Hernández, María Manuela Izquierdo-Gómez, Javier García-Niebla, Iván Hernández-Betancor, Juan Alfonso Bonilla-Arjona, Antonio Barragán-Acea, Ignacio Laynez-Cerdeña
A 61-year-old male with a prosthetic St Jude aortic valve size 24 presented with heart failure symptoms and minimal-effort angina. Eleven months earlier, the patient had undergone cardiac surgery because of an aortic root dilatation and bicuspid aortic valve with severe regurgitation secondary to infectious endocarditis by Coxiela burnetii and coronary artery disease in the left circumflex coronary artery. Then, a prosthesis valve and a saphenous bypass graft to the left circumflex coronary artery were placed...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309568/paravalvular-leakage-in-patients-with-prosthetic-heart-valves-cardiac-computed-tomography-findings-and-clinical-features
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Hyun Jung Koo, Joo Yeon Lee, Gun Ha Kim, Joon-Won Kang, Young-Hak Kim, Dae-Hee Kim, Jong-Min Song, Duk-Hyun Kang, Jae-Kwan Song, Tae-Hwan Lim, Dong Hyun Yang
Aims: Morphological characteristics of paravalvular leakage (PVL) have not yet been well characterized by computed tomography (CT). The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the morphological characteristics of PVLs using cardiac CT in patients diagnosed with PVL. Methods and results: Between May 2011 and December 2013, 46 patients who had been diagnosed with PVL and underwent cardiac CT were included in this study. On CT, the characteristics of PVLs including number, size, location, and shape are described...
January 4, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309547/impact-of-the-type-of-transcatheter-heart-valve-on-the-incidence-of-early-subclinical-leaflet-thrombosis
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Philipp Ruile, Jan Minners, Simon Schoechlin, Gregor Pache, Willibald Hochholzer, Philipp Blanke, Nikolaus Jander, Michael Gick, Holger Schröfel, Matthias Siepe, Franz-Josef Neumann, Manuel Hein
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether balloon-expandable and self-expandable transcatheter heart valves (THVs) differ in terms of the incidence of early subclinical leaflet thrombosis (LT). METHODS: Electrocardiographic-gated cardiac dual-source computed tomography angiography was performed at a median of 5 days after transcatheter aortic valve implantation and assessed for evidence of LT. RESULTS: Of the 629 consecutive patients, 538 (86%) received a balloon-expandable THV and 91 (14%) a self-expandable THV...
December 22, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301644/sex-specific-outcomes-of-transcatheter%C3%A2-aortic-valve-replacement-with-the-sapien-3-valve-insights-from-the-partner-ii-s3-high-risk-and-intermediate-risk-cohorts
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Molly Szerlip, Sarah Gualano, Elizabeth Holper, John J Squiers, Jonathon M White, Darshan Doshi, Mathew R Williams, Rebecca T Hahn, John G Webb, Lars G Svensson, Ajay J Kirtane, David J Cohen, Pamela S Douglas, Maria C Alu, Aaron Crowley, E Murat Tuzcu, Raj R Makkar, Howard C Herrmann, Vasilis Babaliaros, Vinod H Thourani, Martin B Leon, Susheel K Kodali, Michael J Mack
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to identify sex-specific outcomes of intermediate risk patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement with the SAPIEN 3 valve. BACKGROUND: A survival difference has been observed in women as compared with men in inoperable and high-risk patients receiving early-generation balloon-expandable valves for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Whether a sex-specific outcome difference persists with newer-generation valves and in lower-risk patients is unknown...
January 8, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297188/primary-safety-and-effectiveness-feasibility-study-after-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-with-a-new-generation-bioprosthesis-one-year-outcomes
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Krzysztof Bartus, Radosław Litwinowicz, Mariusz Kusmierczyk, Agata Bilewska, Maciej Bochenek, Maciej Stapor, Sebastian Wozniak, Jacek Rozanski, Jerzy Sadowski, Boguslaw Kapelak
BACKGROUND: Structural valve deterioration (SVD) is a major obstacle to lifetime durability for bioprosthetic heart valves. Bioprosthetic valve created with RESILIA™ tissue was designed to produce long-term resistance to SVD. AIM: The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and performance of this new class of RESILIA™ tissue aortic bioprosthesis. METHODS: A nonrandomized, prospective, multi-center, single-arm, observational study was performed in 133 patients who underwent surgical aortic valve replacement between July 2011 and February 2013...
January 3, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290485/tricuspid-valve-adaptation-during-the-first-interstage-period-in-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
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Timothy Colen, Shelby Kutty, Richard B Thompson, Edythe Tham, Andrew S Mackie, Ling Li, Dongngan T Truong, Michiko Maruyama, Jeffrey F Smallhorn, Nee Scze Khoo
BACKGROUND: Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is an important risk factor for morbidity and mortality in hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), yet the evolution of tricuspid valve (TV) dysfunction in HLHS is poorly understood. This study sought to examine changes in TV function in HLHS between the first two stages of surgical palliation and to determine the mechanism of TR at the time of stage two surgery-bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis (BCPA). METHODS: We prospectively investigated 44 infants at two time points-prior to Norwood-Sano (T1 - median age 5...
December 29, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260712/in-vitro-hydrodynamic-and-acute-clinical-performance-of-a-novel-self-expanding-thv-in-various-surgical-bioprostheses
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Alexander Sedaghat, Jan-Malte Sinning, Nikos Werner, Georg Nickenig, Lenard Conradi, Stefan Toggweiler, Ulrich Schäfer
AIMS: The aim of this study was to assess the in-vitro hydrodynamic performance of a novel self-expanding transcatheter heart valve prosthesis (THV), the NVT AllegraTM, in 5 different surgical bioprostheses. In addition, we present a series of valve-in-valve implantations in the clinical setting using the 23mm AllegraTM prosthesis. METHODS AND RESULTS: The 23mm NVT AllegraTM was implanted in 5 different surgical bioprostheses of 23mm nominal size, namely the Edwards Perimount, the Sorin MitroFlow, the St...
December 19, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246544/long-term-outcome-following-concomitant-mitral-valve-surgery-and-cox-maze-procedure-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Niv Ad, Sari D Holmes, Paul S Massimiano, Anthony J Rongione, Lisa M Fornaresio
OBJECTIVE: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with increased early and long-term morbidity/mortality following valve surgery. This study examined long-term influence of concomitant full Cox maze (CM) and mitral valve procedures on freedom from atrial arrhythmia and stroke. METHODS: This sample comprised patients who underwent CM with a mitral valve procedure (N = 473). Data on rhythm, medication status, and clinical events captured according to Heart Rhythm Society guidelines at 6, 9, 12, 18, and 24 months and yearly thereafter up to 7 years...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240776/microbiological-profile-and-risk-factors-for-in-hospital-mortality-of-infective-endocarditis-in-tertiary-care-hospitals-of-south-vietnam
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Hoang M Tran, Vien T Truong, Tam M N Ngo, Quoc P V Bui, Hoang C Nguyen, Trung T Q Le, Wojciech Mazur, Eugene Chung, John M Cafardi, Khanh P N Pham, Hoang H N Duong, Thach Nguyen, Vu T Nguyen, Vinh N Pham
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the microbiological characteristics and risk factors for mortality of infective endocarditis in two tertiary hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City, south Vietnam. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of 189 patients (120 men, 69 women; mean age 38 ± 18 years) with the diagnosis of probable or definite infective endocarditis (IE) according to the modified Duke Criteria admitted to The Heart Institute or Tam Duc Hospital between January 2005 and December 2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236110/simultaneous-monitoring-of-different-vitrification-solution-components-permeating-into-tissues
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Andrés Vásquez-Rivera, Kim K Sommer, Harriëtte Oldenhof, Adam Z Higgins, Kelvin G M Brockbank, Andres Hilfiker, Willem F Wolkers
Cryopreservation can be used for long-term preservation of tissues and organs. It relies on using complex mixtures of cryoprotective agents (CPAs) to reduce the damaging effects of freezing, but care should be taken to avoid toxic effects of CPAs themselves. In order to rationally design cryopreservation strategies for tissues, it is important to precisely determine permeation kinetics of the protectants that are used to ensure maximum permeation, while minimizing the exposure time and toxicity effects. This is particularly challenging with protectant solutions consisting of multiple components each with different physical properties and diffusing at a different rate...
December 13, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230596/distribution-of-potential-eye-and-tissue-donors-within-an-australian-teaching-hospital
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Martin J Dutch, Anthony F Denahy
Eye and Tissue donation has the capacity to transform lives, yet the vast majority of potential in-hospital donors are not recognised. Studies which describe the relative importance of specific units or wards in determining the size of the donor pool are limited. The aim of this study was to map the distribution of potential Eye and Tissue donors within the study hospital. A 12-month retrospective analysis of all patient deaths at the study hospital was undertaken. The ability to donate corneal, heart valve, bone and skin tissue was investigated...
December 11, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223939/-papillary-fibroelastoma-retrospective-analysis-clinical-presentation-and-surgical-results
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Pamela Bobadilla, Carlos Vigliano, Jose H Casabé, Eduardo Guevara, Fabián Salmo, José Abud, Eduardo Dulbecco, Roberto R Favaloro
Papillary ibroelastomas are small benign intracardiac tumors known for their embolic potential. Since the introduction of echocardiography with improved resolution and transesophageal imaging techniques, they are being increasingly detected in clinical practice. In recent series, papillary fibroelastoma is considered the most frequent benign tumor of the heart. Our objective was to analyze characteristics and midterm surgical outcome of histologically-confirmed cases of papillary fibroelastoma. We conducted a retrospective study on patients with cardiac tumors submitted to surgical excision between June 1992 and February 2017...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214723/longitudinal-analysis-of-quality-of-life-clinical-radiographic-echocardiographic-and-laboratory-variables-in-dogs-with-preclinical-myxomatous-mitral-valve-disease-receiving-pimobendan-or-placebo-the-epic-study
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A Boswood, S G Gordon, J Häggström, G Wess, R L Stepien, M A Oyama, B W Keene, J Bonagura, K A MacDonald, M Patteson, S Smith, P R Fox, K Sanderson, R Woolley, V Szatmári, P Menaut, W M Church, M L O'Sullivan, J-P Jaudon, J-G Kresken, J Rush, K A Barrett, S L Rosenthal, A B Saunders, I Ljungvall, M Deinert, E Bomassi, A H Estrada, M J Fernandez Del Palacio, N S Moise, J A Abbott, Y Fujii, A Spier, M W Luethy, R A Santilli, M Uechi, A Tidholm, C Schummer, P Watson
BACKGROUND: Changes in clinical variables associated with the administration of pimobendan to dogs with preclinical myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) and cardiomegaly have not been described. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of pimobendan on clinical variables and the relationship between a change in heart size and the time to congestive heart failure (CHF) or cardiac-related death (CRD) in dogs with MMVD and cardiomegaly. To determine whether pimobendan-treated dogs differ from dogs receiving placebo at onset of CHF...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210840/conoscere-e-curare-il-cuore-1986-2016-how-the-heart-has-changed
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Alessandro Boccanelli
: The demographic transition, with longer life expectancy, is mainly due to prevention and care of atherosclerotic vascular and heart disease. The cardiovascular patient is now much older and often presents with coexisting geriatric syndromes that affect healthcare goals, outcomes, and the process of care. Numerous mechanisms at cellular level are responsible for cardiovascular aging such as replicative senescence, apoptosis, proteins misfolding, and inflammation. Aging-related modifications are increase in left-ventricular mass, increased left atrial size, myocardial collagen deposition, and calcium deposition in valvular structures and the coronary arteries...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208249/aortic-aneurysm-in-takayasu-arteritis
#16
Kun-Qi Yang, Xu Meng, Ying Zhang, Peng Fan, Lin-Ping Wang, Hui-Min Zhang, Hai-Ying Wu, Xiong-Jing Jiang, Jun Cai, Xian-Liang Zhou, Ru-Tai Hui, De-Yu Zheng, Li-Sheng Liu
BACKGROUND: Aortic aneurysm (AA) is a severe complication of Takayasu arteritis (TA). This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence, clinical and imaging features, management and long-term outcomes of AA in patients with TA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was performed of TA patients with AA admitted to Fuwai Hospital from 1996-2015. Baseline clinical data and follow-up data of TA patients with AA were collected and analyzed. RESULTS: Thirty-nine (4...
December 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185181/efficacy-and-safety-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-with-edwards-sapien-3-and-xt-in-smaller-asian-anatomy
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Makoto Nakashima, Yusuke Watanabe, Hirofumi Hioki, Yugo Nara, Fukuko Nagura, Naoyoshi Hosogoe, Hideyuki Kawashima, Akihisa Kataoka, Shuji Otsuki, Kumiko Konno, Hiroyuki Kyono, Naoyuki Yokoyama, Ken Kozuma
We aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) using Edwards SAPIEN 3 (S3) valve and SAPIEN XT) in smaller anatomy. The new generation S3 TAVI device has been used worldwide; however, its efficacy and safety in smaller Asian anatomy remain unknown. Between February 2014 and March 2017, 166 consecutive patients (S3, 54; XT, 112) were treated with balloon-expandable TAVI in a single center and their outcomes were analyzed. Median patient age was 85 (range: 81-88) years and mean body surface area was 1...
November 28, 2017: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177686/preclinical-animal-study-of-the-nipro-ventricular-assist-device-for-use-in-pediatric-patients
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Noritsugu Naito, Yoshiaki Takewa, Satoru Kishimoto, Kei Iizuka, Toshihide Mizuno, Tomonori Tsukiya, Minoru Ono, Eisuke Tatsumi
Although the outcomes of patients with end-stage heart failure treated with implantable left ventricular assist devices have improved, extracorporeal left ventricular assist devices continue to play an important role, especially in pediatric patients. The present study aimed to examine the long-term biocompatibility of a small-sized extracorporeal pneumatic left ventricular assist device (NIPRO-LVAD) used in a 30- to 90-day animal experiment. The NIPRO-LVAD was designed for pediatric patients or small-sized adults...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149268/mitral-valve-replacement-with-the-novel-tribio-and-an-established-stented-bioprosthesis-in-a-sheep-model
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Sina Stock, Hans-Hinrich Sievers, Doreen Richardt, Michael Scharfschwerdt
OBJECTIVES: Heart valve replacement with a bioprosthesis is one of the most frequently performed procedures in cardiac surgery and represents a highly effective therapy to relieve diseased heart valves. Nevertheless, as postoperatively elevated transvalvular gradients and prosthesis-patient mismatch are reported as shortcomings of the procedure or of the currently used devices, there is a need for novel bioprostheses with improved haemodynamics. This study presents preclinical haemodynamic results after mitral valve replacement with the novel TRIBIO bioprosthesis (TRIBIO) compared with an established bioprosthesis in a sheep model...
November 15, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135480/mechanical-surface-area-of-prosthetic-heart-valve-adverse-clinical-impact-of-large-mechanical-valve-in-mitral-position
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Yang Hyun Cho, Kiick Sung, Wook Sung Kim, Jae-Hun Kim, Sung Mok Kim, Pyo Won Park
Although thromboembolic accidents are serious adverse events associated with mechanical mitral valves, there have been no studies on the clinical impact of the large mechanical surface areas (MSAs) of mechanical mitral prostheses. Between 1995 and 2010, 488 consecutive adult patients underwent isolated mechanical mitral valve replacement. We measured the MSA via three-dimensional computed tomography for each prosthesis. Mean patient age was 50.6 ± 11.1 years. The mean body surface area (BSA) and MSA index (MSAI, MSA/BSA) were 1...
November 8, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
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