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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895197/impact-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-on-mitral-valve-apparatus-geometry-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-secondary-mitral-regurgitation
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Christos G Mihos, Evin Yucel, Romain Capoulade, Mary P Orencole, Gaurav A Upadhyay, Orlando Santana, Jagmeet P Singh, Michael H Picard
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) may improve secondary mitral regurgitation (MR) in patients with cardiomyopathy. The effects on mitral valve (MV) and left ventricular (LV) geometry, however, have not been clearly defined. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2012, 229 CRT implants were performed at a single academic center. Seventy-one had ≥mild MR at baseline and serial echocardiography, without subsequent MV intervention. The pre-CRT and follow-up echocardiograms were retrospectively reviewed for (1) MV and LV geometry measurements; (2) MR grade; and (3) LV remodeling indices...
September 12, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893395/morphologic-variability-of-the-mitral-valve-leaflets
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Agata Krawczyk-Ożóg, Mateusz K Hołda, Danuta Sorysz, Mateusz Koziej, Zbigniew Siudak, Dariusz Dudek, Wiesława Klimek-Piotrowska
OBJECTIVES: The rapid development of surgical and less-invasive percutaneous mitral valve repair procedures has increased interest in mitral valve anatomy. We characterize the morphologic variability of the mitral valve leaflets and provide the size of their particular parts. METHODS: We studied 200 autopsied human hearts from white individuals without any valvar diseases. We measured the intercommissural and aorto-mural diameters of the mitral annulus and identified the leaflets and their scallops...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886071/dynamics-of-the-aortic-annulus-in-4d-ct-angiography-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-patients
#3
Mustafa A Elattar, Leon W Vink, Martijn S van Mourik, Jan Baan, Ed T vanBavel, R Nils Planken, Henk A Marquering
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a well-established treatment for patients with severe aortic valve stenosis. This procedure requires pre-operative planning by assessment of aortic dimensions on CT Angiography (CTA). It is well-known that the aortic root dimensions vary over the heart cycle. However, sizing is commonly performed at either mid-systole or end-diastole only, which has resulted in an inadequate understanding of its full dynamic behavior. STUDY GOAL: We studied the variation in annulus measurements during the cardiac cycle and determined if this variation is dependent on the amount of calcification at the annulus...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875838/biomarkers-in-atrial-fibrillation-and-heart-failure
#4
Evangelos Oikonomou, Theodoros Zografos, Georgios-Angelos Papamikroulis, Gerasimos Siasos, Georgia Vogiatzi, Panagiotis Theofilis, Alexandros Briasoulis, Spyridon Papaioannou, Manolis Vavuranakis, Vasiliki Gennimata, Dimitris Tousoulis
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia encountered in clinical practice and an important contributor to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Although the exact mechanisms behind AF are not completely elucidated, the underlying pathophysiological changes have been well described. Predisposal factors for AF include the older age, the increased left atrial size, the decreased left atrial function, the presence of heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction and the presence of coronary heart disease or pulmonary or mitral valve disease...
August 29, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870877/very-low-pacemaker-rate-following-acurate-neo-transcatheter-heart-valve-implantation
#5
Stefan Toggweiler, Henrik Nissen, Brynjolfur Mogensen, Florim Cuculi, Christian Fallesen, Karsten Tange Veien, Miriam Brinkert, Richard Kobza, Andreas Rück
AIMS: Investigate if minimizing trauma to the aortic annulus and left ventricular outflow tract reduces the occurrence of new conduction disorders and need for permanent pacemakers. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 175 patients (58% women, mean age 83 ± 6 years) underwent transfemoral TAVI with the Boston Scientific ACURATE neo at three centers in Europe. Prosthesis size selection was based on perimeter derived annular diameter. Predilatation was performed in all with a balloon 1...
September 5, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864319/evaluation-of-imaging-strategy-to-optimize-and-improve-outcome-of-transcatheter-aortic-valvular-implantation
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Charlotte Casset, Adrien Jankowski, Bernard Bertrand, Carole Saunier, Nicolas Piliero, Mathieu Rodiere, Gilbert Ferretti, Jean-Louis Quesada, Alexis Broisat, Laurent Riou, Daniel Fagret, Catherine Ghezzi, Gérald Vanzetto, Gilles Barone-Rochette
Cardiac computed tomography (CT) provides additional information with ultrasound in the transcatheter heart valve (THV) size selection. However, the influence of these incremental data on outcomes has not been evaluated in a randomized study. A single-center prospective, randomized, and open study was performed. Patients referred for transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation with a balloon-expandable endoprothesis were included. THV size selection was performed using either transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography data (control group) or ultrasound and CT results (CT group)...
July 31, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858090/prenatal-ultrasonic-diagnosis-of-absent-pulmonary-valve-syndrome-a-case-report
#7
Wen-Jun Zhang, Zhong-Lei Zhang, Jun-Jie Chang, Xiao-Yu Song
RATIONALE: Absent pulmonary valve syndrome (APVS) is a rare congenital heart disease that is often associated with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). Here, we report 2 cases of APVS associated with TOF diagnosed via fetal echocardiography and discuss their specific ultrasonographic characteristics. PATIENT CONCERNS: Two pregnant women with suspicion of fetal heart anomaly were referred from their local hospitals to our hospital for fetal malformation screening and detailed fetal echocardiography...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847146/on-x-versus-st-jude-medical-mechanical-prosthesis-in-mitral-position-are-we-moving-forward-in-design-technology
#8
Ezzeldin A Mostafa, Ashraf A El Midany, Ahmed S Taha, Saeed R El Aasy, Ayman A Doghish, Ahmed Helmy, Sherif A Mansour, Ramy Khorshid, Hosam E Ashor, Yaser Elnahas, Mohammed Saffan
BACKGROUND: Continuous effort is still provided in designing optimal artificial heart valves with better hemodynamic function and reduced thromboembolic potential. The question is do we have moved forward toward this goal or not. METHODS: A prospective, randomized comparative study was done on 360 patients scheduled for elective mitral valve replacement. Patients were grouped into On-X group (n=180) who received On-X mechanical valve and SJM (n=180) who received St Jude mechanical valve...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845003/-diagnosis-of-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-and-intraoperative-lesion-in-patients-with-right-coronary-artery-sinus-rupture-by-transthoracic-echocardiography
#9
Xiongfei Liang, Yifeng Yang, Wei Lin
To investigate the role of thoracic echocardiography in diagnosis and differential diagnosis of the right ventricular outflow tract into the right aorta with right ventricular aneurysm rupture. 
 Methods: A total of 19 patients with sinus rupture caused by ventricular septal defect in the right ventricular outflow road were reviewed. These patients were diagnosed as aortic right coronary sinus by preoperative transthoracic echocardiography from February 2010 to September 2016 in Xiangya Second Hospital and Xiangya Medical College Affiliated Haikou Hospital...
July 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843322/latest-generation-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-devices-and-procedures
#10
REVIEW
Chekrallah Chamandi, Rishi Puri, Tania Rodriguez-Gabella, Josep Rodés-Cabau
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a well-established treatment for patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis who are at high or prohibitive surgical risk. More recently, TAVR has emerged as a valid alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement for treating intermediate-risk patients, and several studies are currently evaluating the role of TAVR in low-risk patients. Transcatheter heart valve (THV) technologies have evolved considerably over time, and important iterations have been implemented in many of the latest-generation devices to (1) reduce the size and improve delivery system properties; (2) improve valve deployment, repositioning, and retrievability; and (3) reduce paravalvular leaks...
September 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832799/surgical-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-rheumatic-valve-disease
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Ernesto Koehler Chavez, Alexandre Siciliano Colafranceschi, Andrey José de Oliveira Monteiro, Leonardo Secchin Canale, Evandro Tinoco Mesquita, Clara Weksler, Odilon Nogueira Barbosa, Anderson Oliveira
Objective: To assess heart rhythm and predictive factors associated with sinus rhythm after one year in patients with rheumatic valve disease undergoing concomitant surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation. Operative mortality, survival and occurrence of stroke after one year were also evaluated. Methods: Retrospective longitudinal observational study of 103 patients undergoing rheumatic mitral valve surgery and ablation of atrial fibrillation using uni- or bipolar radiofrequency between January 2013 and December 2014...
May 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831765/validation-of-transpulmonary-thermodilution-variables-in-hemodynamically-stable-patients-with-heart-diseases
#12
Matthias Peter Hilty, Daniel Peter Franzen, Christophe Wyss, Patric Biaggi, Marco Maggiorini
BACKGROUND: Transpulmonary thermodilution is recommended in the treatment of critically ill patients presenting with complex shock. However, so far it has not been validated in hemodynamically stable patients with heart disease. METHODS: We assessed the validity of cardiac output, global end-diastolic volume index (GEDVI), an established marker of preload thought to reflect the volume of all four heart chambers, global ejection fraction (GEF) and cardiac function index (CFI) as variables of cardiac function, and extravascular lung water index (EVLWI) as indicator of pulmonary edema in 29 patients undergoing elective left and right heart catheterization including left ventricular angiography with stable coronary heart disease and normal cardiac function (controls, n = 11), moderate-to-severe aortic valve stenosis (AS, n = 10), or dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM, n = 8)...
August 22, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803216/3d-2d-registration-with-superabundant-vessel-reconstruction-for-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Daniel Toth, Maria Panayiotou, Alexander Brost, Jonathan M Behar, Christopher A Rinaldi, Kawal S Rhode, Peter Mountney
A key component of image guided interventions is the registration of preoperative and intraoperative images. Classical registration approaches rely on cross-modality information; however, in modalities such as MRI and X-ray there may not be sufficient cross-modality information. This paper proposes a fundamentally different registration approach which uses adjacent anatomical structures with superabundant vessel reconstruction and dynamic outlier rejection. In the targeted clinical scenario of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) delivery, preoperative, non contrast-enhanced, MRI is registered to intraoperative, contrasted X-ray fluoroscopy...
August 5, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797431/implantation-and-30-day-follow-up-on-all%C3%A2-4-valve-sizes-within-the-portico-transcatheter-aortic-bioprosthetic-family
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Helge Möllmann, Axel Linke, David M Holzhey, Thomas Walther, Ganesh Manoharan, Ulrich Schäfer, Karl Heinz-Kuck, Ad J Van Boven, Simon R Redwood, Jan Kovac, Christian Butter, Lars Søndergaard, Alexander Lauten, Gerhard Schymik, Stephen G Worthley
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the short-term safety and performance of the full range of valve sizes offered within the Portico transcatheter aortic valve replacement system. BACKGROUND: The Portico transcatheter aortic heart valve is a fully resheathable, repositionable, and self-expanding bioprosthesis designed to achieve optimal valve position and hemodynamic performance and limit conduction disturbances. METHODS: Patients (n = 222) with symptomatic (New York Heart Association functional class ≥II) severe aortic stenosis considered by a multidisciplinary heart team to be at high surgical risk were recruited between December 2011 and September 2015 in this prospective, nonrandomized, multicenter study...
August 14, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790014/bmp2-expression-in-the-endocardial-lineage-is-required-for-av-endocardial-cushion-maturation-and-remodeling
#15
Jacob G Saxon, Daniel R Baer, Julie A Barton, Travis Hawkins, Bingruo Wu, Thomas C Trusk, Stephen E Harris, Bin Zhou, Yuji Mishina, Yukiko Sugi
Distal outgrowth, maturation and remodeling of the endocardial cushion mesenchyme in the atrioventricular (AV) canal are the essential morphogenetic events during four-chambered heart formation. Mesenchymalized AV endocardial cushions give rise to the AV valves and the membranous ventricular septum (VS). Failure of these processes results in several human congenital heart defects. Despite this clinical relevance, the mechanisms governing how mesenchymalized AV endocardial cushions mature and remodel into the membranous VS and AV valves have only begun to be elucidated...
August 6, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780576/mechanical-and-surgical-bioprosthetic-valve-thrombosis
#16
REVIEW
Wei Yao Lim, Guy Lloyd, Sanjeev Bhattacharyya
Valve thrombosis can occur in mechanical prosthetic valves and is increasingly recognised in transcatheter and surgically implanted bioprosthetic valves. The risk of thrombosis of mechanical valves is higher in the mitral position compared with aortic position and in older generation valves (ball and cage valves). There is a wide spectrum of presentation from the asymptomatic patient to those with embolic complications or cardiogenic shock. A combination of transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography is required to assess the haemodynamic effect of thrombosis (valve gradients and area), leaflet motion and thrombus size...
August 5, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759082/persistent-left-superior-vena-cava
#17
Kamil W Tyrak, Jakub Holda, Mateusz K Holda, Mateusz Koziej, Katarzyna Piatek, Wieslawa Klimek-Piotrowska
Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is the most common congenital malformation of thoracic venous return and is present in 0.3 to 0.5% of individuals in the general population. This heart specimen was dissected from a 35-year-old male cadaver whose cause of death was determined as non-cardiac. The heart was examined and we found a PLSVC draining into the coronary sinus. The right superior vena cava was present with a small-diameter ostium. An anomalous pulmonary vein pattern was observed; there was a common trunk to the left superior and left inferior pulmonary veins (diameter 17...
May 23, 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756420/safety-and-feasibility-of-rotational-atherectomy-in-elderly-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis
#18
Matthew Lippmann, Jigar Patel, Jared Kvapil, David Westover, Michael Pierpoline, Peter Tadros, Mark Wiley, George Zorn, Greg Muehlebach, Ashwani Mehta, Eric Hockstad, Matthew Earnest, Kamal Gupta
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) followed by transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is an alternative to surgery in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) and coronary artery disease (CAD). In many, the coronary arteries are severely calcified and best treated with rotational atherectomy (RA). However, RA is not routinely performed in severe AS patients due to safety concerns. There is a paucity of data on the safety of RA in severe AS patients with calcific CAD...
August 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741579/subclinical-leaflet-thickening-and-stent-frame-geometry-in-self-expanding-transcatheter-heart-valves
#19
Andreas Fuchs, Ole de Backer, Matthew Brooks, Martina Chantal de Knegt, Gintautas Bieliauskas, Masanori Yamamoto, Ryo Yanagisawa, Kentaro Hayashida, Lars Søndergaard, Klaus Fuglsang Kofoed
AIMS: This study assesses the potential relationship between subclinical leaflet thickening and stent frame geometry in patients who underwent aortic valve replacement with a self-expanding transcatheter heart valve (THV). METHODS AND RESULTS: Seventy-five patients with a self-expanding THV were studied with 4D-computed tomography and analysed for leaflet thickening. There was no difference in THV size, overall THV-expansion, -eccentricity or implantation depth between patients with or without leaflet thickening...
July 25, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740625/pulmonary-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-corrected-tetralogy-of-fallot
#20
Fotios M Mitropoulos, Meletios A Kanakis, Christos Ntellos, Constantinos Loukas, Periklis Davlouros, Theophili Kousi, Andrew C Chatzis
Introduction: Development of pulmonary insufficiency in patients with surgically corrected tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) may lead to severe right heart failure with serious consequences. We herein present our experience with pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) in these patients. Methods: From 2005-2013, 99 consecutive patients (71 males/28 females, mean age 38±8 years), underwent PVR after 7 to 40 (mean 29 ± 8) years from the initial correction. Seventy nine of the symptomatic patients presented in NYHA II, 14 in III and 2 in IV...
2017: Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research
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