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Stephen L Viviano, Farrah C Liu, Paul J Therattil, Edward S Lee, Jonathan D Keith
BACKGROUND: Thinning of anterolateral thigh (ALT) flaps has been described to achieve optimal contouring. Previous studies caution against thinning large flaps owing to the risk of vascular compromise leading to partial or total flap necrosis. This study aims to demonstrate a reliably safe method for thinning extra-large (>240 cm) flaps. METHODS: A retrospective review of 53 consecutive ALT flaps performed at a single institution was completed. Of these flaps, 18 (34%) were thinned primarily by sharp excision of sub-Scarpa's fat along the periphery of the flap using loupe magnification...
March 16, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
David Hasler, Dominik Obrist
The flow field past a prosthetic aortic valve comprises many details that indicate whether the prosthesis is functioning well or not. It is, however, not yet fully understood how an optimal flow scenario would look, i.e. which subtleties of the fluid dynamics in place are essential regarding the durability and compatibility of a prosthetic valve. In this study, we measured and analyzed the 3D flow field in the vicinity of a bio-prosthetic heart valve in function of the aortic root size. The measurements were conducted within aortic root phantoms of different size, mounted in a custom-built hydraulic setup, which mimicked physiological flow conditions in the aorta...
2018: PloS One
Wail Alkashkari, Amani Alsubei, Ziyad M Hijazi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The past couple of decades have brought tremendous advances to the field of pediatric and adult congenital heart disease (CHD). Percutaneous valve interventions are now a cornerstone of not just the congenital cardiologist treating patients with congenital heart disease, but also-and numerically more importantly-for adult interventional cardiologists treating patients with acquired heart valve disease. Transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement (tPVR) is one of the most exciting recent developments in the treatment of CHD and has evolved to become an attractive alternative to surgery in patients with right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) dysfunction...
March 15, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
Rafael Arboleda Salazar, Jane Heggie, Piotr Wolski, Eric Horlick, Mark Osten, Massimiliano Meineri
BACKGROUND: Twenty percent of patients born with congenital heart disease present with right ventricular outflow tract abnormalities. These patients require multiple surgical procedures in their lifetime. Transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement (TPVR) has become a viable alternative to conventional pulmonary valve and right ventricular outflow tract surgery in pediatric and adult populations. In this retrospective review, we analyze the perioperative management of adult patients who underwent TPVR in our center...
March 14, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Shumpei Mori, Justin T Tretter, Takayoshi Toba, Yu Izawa, Natsuko Tahara, Tatsuya Nishii, Shinsuke Shimoyama, Hidekazu Tanaka, Toshiro Shinke, Ken-Ichi Hirata, Diane E Spicer, Farhood Saremi, Robert H Anderson
Introduction Knowledge of the anatomy of the membranous septum, as a surrogate to the location of the atrioventricular conduction axis, is a prerequisite for those undertaking transcatheter implantation of the aortic valve (TAVI). Equally important is its relationship of the virtual basal ring. This feature, however, has yet to be adequately described in the living heart. Materials and Methods We analyzed computed tomographic angiographic datasets from 107 candidates (84.1 ± 5.2 years, 68% women) for TAVI...
March 15, 2018: Clinical Anatomy
Anne-Sophie Zenses, Morgane A Evin, Viktória Stanová, Marie-Annick Clavel, Paul Barragan, Josep Rodés-Cabau, Jean-François Obadia, Philippe Pibarot, Régis Rieu
AIMS: Valve-in-Valve (ViV) procedure has become a valuable alternative for the treatment of failed surgical bioprostheses (BP) in high risk patients. However, in small BPs, the clinical outcomes have been suboptimal due to high post-procedural gradients. We aimed at examining the effect of size and position of the self-expanding transcatheter heart valve (THV) CoreValve on the hemodynamics of ViV within small BPs. METHODS AND RESULTS: Sizes 23 and 26 mm of the CoreValve were implanted in sizes 19 and 21 mm of 3 BP models: Trifecta, Mitroflow and Epic Supra...
March 13, 2018: EuroIntervention
Peter Murin, Nicodème Sinzobahamvya, Antonia Schulz, Victoria Lorenzen, Stanislav Ovroutski, Felix Berger, Joachim Photiadis, Mi-Young Cho
OBJECTIVES: The technique of subcoronary autograft implantation for the Ross procedure has shown excellent durability of aortic valve function in adults. However, its use in children with hypoplastic aortic annulus or multilevel left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) was traditionally precluded. We combined this technique with a Konno incision and evaluated LVOTO relief and durability of the autograft function in growing patients. METHODS: Between January 2012 and January 2017, 13 patients with severe LVOTO and hypoplastic aortic annulus underwent Ross-Konno procedure with subcoronary autograft implantation...
March 9, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Lucio Barile, Elisabetta Cervio, Vincenzo Lionetti, Giuseppina Milano, Alessandra Ciullo, Vanessa Biemmi, Sara Bolis, Claudia Altomare, Marco Matteucci, Dario Disilvestre, Tudor Emanuel Fertig, Tiziano Torre, Stefanos Demertzis, Pierluigi Mauri, Tiziano Moccetti, Giuseppe Vassalli
Aims: Cell therapy trials using cardiac-resident progenitor cells (CPCs) and bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem/progenitor cells (BMCs) in patients after myocardial infarction have provided encouraging results. Exosomes, nanosized extracellular vesicles of endosomal origin, figure prominently in the bioactivities of these cells. However, a head-to-head comparison of exosomes from the two cell types has not been performed yet. Methods and Results: CPCs and BMCs were derived from cardiac atrial appendage specimens and sternal bone marrow, respectively, from patients (n=20; age, 69...
March 5, 2018: Cardiovascular Research
Antonio F Corno, Saravanan Durairaj, Robert H Anderson
Aorto-ventricular tunnel is an extremely rare congenital heart defect, consisting of failure of attachment of an aortic leaflet along the semilunar hinge. In all published reports the leaflet involved was either the right coronary leaflet, most frequently, or the left coronary leaflet, in most of the cases opening toward the left ventricle, with only one-eighth of the reported cases communicating with the right ventricle. Treatment of the aorto-ventricular tunnel has been anecdotally reported by interventional closure with a device and more frequently with surgical approach, either as an isolated malformation or as associated lesions...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Hiroshi Sugiki, Kenji Sugiki
The authors have discussed the significance of the Morlet continuous wavelet transform of bileaflet mechanical heart valve (BLMHV) sound for detecting its malfunction: consecutive single patterns on the scalogram alway suggested its malfunction, whereas the tandem pattern with two steepled figures was demonstrated in both normal and malfunctioning valves. Therefore, authors have tried to distinguish this pattern between them by manually calculated multiple scalographic parameters. Although only the sum of wavelet coefficients (SWC) is supposed to be closer to valve sound property than other parameters, its calculation was not available in the original wavelet application...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
Saoussen Antit, Lilia Zakhama, Sarra Chenik, Mohamed Saadi, Ahmed Houmed, Samar Mohamed, Elhem Boussabeh, Moez Thameur, Soraya Ben Youssef
Carcinoid tumors are rare, mainly located in the gastrointestinal tract particularly in the small intestine. Cardiac involvement, fairly frequent and usually affecting right sided heart valves, had a poor prognosis that is improved by an earlier detection and valve surgery. We report the case of a 50-years old woman with neuroendocrine tumor and liver metastases, in whom carcinoid involvement of the right heart was diagnosed following exertional dyspnea. She had dilated right cavities, severe tricuspid regurgitation, mild tricuspid stenosis and a moderate pulmonary stenosis...
May 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
François Huchet, Jean Christian Roussel, Vincent Letocart, Thibaut Manigold
AIMS: TAVR implantation in unicuspid aortic valve has rarely been reported previously, due to the rareness of this morphology. This case tries to bring answers to some challenges we may have to face in TAVR current practice. METHODS AND RESULTS: We describe the case of a cardiogenic shock complicating a pure native regurgitating and non-calcified unicuspid aortic valve, in a 40 years old woman without medical follow up. Conventional treatment options such as valve surgery or heart transplantation were denied due to extreme operative risk and multiple allo-immunizations...
February 27, 2018: EuroIntervention
Kirby R Lattwein, Himanshu Shekhar, Willem J B van Wamel, Tammy Gonzalez, Andrew B Herr, Christy K Holland, Klazina Kooiman
Infective endocarditis (IE) is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. The predominant bacteria causing IE is Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), which can bind to existing thrombi on heart valves and generate vegetations (biofilms). In this in vitro flow study, we evaluated sonobactericide as a novel strategy to treat IE, using ultrasound and an ultrasound contrast agent with or without other therapeutics. We developed a model of IE biofilm using human whole-blood clots infected with patient-derived S...
February 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
Andy C Kiser, Thomas G Caranasos, Mark D Peterson, David M Holzhey, Philipp Kiefer, L Wiley Nifong, Michael A Borger
OBJECTIVE: Recently, the PARTNER 2A trial reported results of transcatheter aortic valve replacement versus surgical aortic valve replacement in 2032 intermediate-risk patients at 2 years. Two hundred thirty-six patients (24%) required an access route other than transfemoral. Compared with transfemoral and surgical aortic valve replacement, nontransfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement was associated with a numerically higher rate of death and disabling stroke at 30 days. This underscores the need for a better alternative surgical approach for patients with marginal femoral access...
February 17, 2018: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Karin Aistleitner, Rimma Jeske, Roman Wölfel, Alexandra Wießner, Judith Kikhney, Annette Moter, Kilian Stoecker
PURPOSE: Infective endocarditis is a severe and potentially fatal disease. Nearly a third of all cases remain culture-negative, making a targeted and effective antibiotic therapy of patients challenging. In the past years, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) has proven its value for the diagnosis of infective endocarditis, particularly when it is caused by fastidious bacteria. To increase the number of infective endocarditis causing agents, which can be identified by FISH, we designed and optimized a FISH-probe for the specific detection of Coxiella burnetii in heart valve tissue...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Medical Microbiology
A N Arkhipov, A V Bogachev-Prokofiev, A V Zubritskiy, T S Khapaev, Yu N Gorbatykh, P M Pavlushin, A M Karaskov
AIM: To analyze immediate results of minimally invasive robot-assisted atrial septal defect (ASD) closure in adults. MATERIAL AND METHODS: For the period from March 2012 to November 2016 sixty patients with contraindications to endovascular procedure have undergone robot-assisted atrial septal defect closure at Meshalkin Siberian Federal Biomedical Research Center. Mean age was 34.5±11.3 years, body mass index - 24.6±4.0 kg/m2 . 48 (80%) patients had NYHA class II before surgery...
2018: Khirurgiia
Avishag Laish-Farkash, Sharon Bruoha, Vladimir Khalameizer, Chaim Yosefy, Yoav Michowitz, Mahmoud Suleiman, Amos Katz
PURPOSE: Multisite cardiac resynchronization therapy (MSCRT) with dual-vein left ventricular (LV) pacing has theoretical advantages over conventional CRT in faster and more physiological LV activation. We aimed to define indications, feasibility, safety, acute, and long-term results of MSCRT. METHODS: All patients implanted with MSCRT during 2008-2014 in a single center were reviewed and analyzed. RESULTS: Thirty-nine patients (90% CRT-defibrillators, 64 ± 9 years, 85% male, 74% ischemic etiology) were included...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
Caroline Bleakley, Mark J Monaghan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is underpinned by an array of imaging techniques designed to not only select an appropriately sized implant but also to identify potential obstacles to procedural success. This review presents currently important aspects of TAVR imaging, describing the salient features of each modality as well as recent developments in the field. RECENT FINDINGS: The latest data on TAVR outcomes reflects the increasing experience of operators and the significant role of pre-procedural imaging...
February 12, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
Sathish M Chikkabyrappa, Rohit S Loomba, Justin T Tretter
Pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PA-IVS) is a rare complex cyanotic congenital heart disease with heterogeneous morphological variation. Prenatal diagnosis allows for developing a safe plan for delivery and postnatal management. While transthoracic echocardiography allows for detailed delineation of the cardiac anatomy, additional imaging modalities such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and catheterization may be necessary to further outline features of the cardiac anatomy, specifically coronary artery anatomy...
February 1, 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Xianbao Liu, Yuxin He, Qifeng Zhu, Feng Gao, Wei He, Lei Yu, Qijing Zhou, Minjian Kong, Jian'an Wang
OBJECTIVES: To explore assessment of supra-annular structure for self-expanding transcatheter heart valve (THV) size selection in patients with bicuspid aortic stenosis (AS). BACKGROUND: Annulus-based device selection from CT measurement is the standard sizing strategy for tricuspid aortic valve before transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Because of supra-annular deformity, device selection for bicuspid AS has not been systemically studied. METHODS: Twelve patients with bicuspid AS who underwent TAVR with self-expanding THVs were included in this study...
February 5, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
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