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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645241/long-term-outcome-after-right-ventricle-to-pulmonary-artery-conduit-surgery-and-reintervention
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Kristofer Skoglund, Gunnar Svensson, Ulf Thilén, Mikael Dellborg, Peter Eriksson
BACKGROUND: Reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract with a conduit is an established surgical procedure in congenital heart disease and reinterventions are common. OBJECTIVE: An increasing number of patients have a conduit, but there are few population-based studies of long-term outcomes after conduit surgery, reoperations, and transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement. METHODS: In April 2015, all adult patients with a conduit were identified in the Swedish National Registry for Congenital Heart Disease (SWEDCON)...
June 23, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589481/surgical-case-of-isolated-pulmonary-valve-endocarditis-in-a-patient-without-predisposing-factors
#2
Kyohei Hatori, Satoshi Ohki, Tamiyuki Obayashi, Kiyomitsu Yasuhara, Hanako Hirai, Takao Miki
We report a case of isolated pulmonary valve endocarditis in a 47-year-old woman without predisposing factors. She had episodes of low-grade fever and non-productive cough and was initially diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia. With antibiotic treatment, her condition improved transiently, but she had repeated respiratory events. Forty days after her first visit, she complained of severe dyspnea. Echocardiography revealed a large vegetation adhering to the pulmonary valve and she was diagnosed with isolated pulmonary valve endocarditis...
June 6, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583682/outcome-of-stent-graft-implantation-for-treatment-of-access-site-bleeding-after-transfemoral-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
#3
Adi Segal, Moshe Y Flugelman, Nader Khader, Ronen Rubinshtein, Idit Lavi, Ron Karmeli, Ayman Jubran, Avinoam Shiran, Ronen Jaffe
Vascular complications are common after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Stent graft implantation enables percutaneous treatment of access site bleeding; however, the efficacy and durability and of this approach are unknown. We studied the immediate outcome of stent graft implantation for control of access site bleeding and the need for repeat vascular interventions after stenting, in a cohort of consecutive patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis who underwent transfemoral TAVR...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559828/multisystem-disease-including-eosinophilia-and-progressive-hyper-creatine-kinase-emia-over-10-years-suggests-mitochondrial-disorder
#4
Josef Finsterer, Johannes Huber
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilia has not been reported as a manifestation of a mitochondrial disorder (MID). Here, we report a patient with clinical features suggesting a MID and permanent eosinophilia, multisystem disease, and progressive hyper-creatine-kinase (CK)-emia for at least 10 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Methods applied included a clinical exam, blood chemical investigations, electrophysiological investigations, imaging, and invasive cardiological investigations...
January 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511922/simultaneous-transseptal-para-ring-leak-closure-and-transcatheter-mitral-valve-implantation-for-the-treatment-of-surgical-mitral-repair-failure
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James Roy, Mehdi Eskandari, Mark Monaghan, Olaf Wendler, Jonathan Byrne, Philip MacCarthy
Repeat cardiac surgery in patients with a previous sternotomy is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. While transcatheter aortic valve implantation in high risk surgical patients is now well established, experience with transcatheter mitral valve replacement is still at an early stage. Although many successful reports of transcatheter mitral valve replacements now exist, the predominant approach has been via a transapical approach. It is likely that, as with the evolution of favoured access routes for transcatheter aortic therapies, future directions for transcatheter mitral valves will focus on smaller delivery systems favouring the transvenous transseptal approach where possible...
April 6, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492789/single-dose-lignocaine-based-blood-cardioplegia-in-single-valve-replacement-patients
#6
Jaydip Ramani, Amber Malhotra, Vivek Wadhwa, Pranav Sharma, Pankaj Garg, Malkesh Tarsaria, Himani Pandya
OBJECTIVE: Myocardial protection is the most important in cardiac surgery. We compared our modified single-dose long-acting lignocaine-based blood cardioplegia with short-acting St Thomas 1 blood cardioplegia in patients undergoing single valve replacement. METHODS: A total of 110 patients who underwent single (aortic or mitral) valve replacement surgery were enrolled. Patients were divided in two groups based on the cardioplegia solution used. In group 1 (56 patients), long-acting lignocaine based-blood cardioplegia solution was administered as a single dose while in group 2 (54 patients), standard St Thomas IB (short-acting blood-based cardioplegia solution) was administered and repeated every 20 minutes...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487869/a-curious-case-of-persistently-relapsing-hyperkalemia-in-an-esrd-patient-on-maintenance-hemodialysis-following-bioprosthetic-aortic-valve-replacement-a-potential-case-for-the-use-of-the-new-agent-patiromer-for-hyperkalemia-management
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Macaulay Amechi Chukwukadibia Onuigbo, Nneoma Agbasi, Fidelis Oguejiofor, Charles Odenigbo
Hyperkalemia is not uncommon in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on maintenance hemodialysis, often related to dietary indiscretion, following the prolonged inter-dialytic weekend interval in patients on thrice weekly hemodialysis treatments, and sometimes the adverse effects of medications such as RAAS blocking agents. Moreover, hyperkalemia following extended cardiac surgery can result from the use of high-potassium containing cardioplegic solutions used during cardiopulmonary bypass. Nevertheless, different from the foregoing, in the nephrology literature, there have been very rare reports of potentially life-threatening hyperkalemia following cardiac valve replacement procedure...
2017: Journal of Renal Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473362/helcococcus-kunzii-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-secondary-to-lower-extremity-cellulitis
#8
Saira Farid, William Miranda, Joseph Maleszewski, Muhammad Rizwan Sohail
An 88-year-old man with history of bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement was hospitalised with fever, chills, malaise and right lower extremity cellulitis. Laboratory investigations revealed leucocytosis and blood cultures grew Helcococcus kunzii Although transoesophageal echocardiography was negative for endocarditis, the patient was treated with 4 week of intravenous ceftriaxone. However, he was readmitted 6 weeks later with symptoms of fever, chills and hypoxia in setting of recurrent H. kunzii bacteraemia...
May 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417602/novel-use-of-perfusion-balloon-inflation-to-avoid-outflow-tract-obstruction-during-transcatheter-mitral-valve-in-valve-replacement
#9
Howard C Herrmann, Wilson Y Szeto, Harold Litt, William Vernick
Left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction is a recognized complication of transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve replacement in previous surgical prostheses. We describe a patient who was high risk for repeat open surgery in whom the LVOT was compromised by a surgical strut and the potential for LVOT obstruction. A novel approach to avoiding this complication was utilized. A perfusion balloon was inflated in the outflow tract to provide an opposing force during mitral valve deployment resulting in less flaring of the strut into the outflow tract thereby improving the neo-LVOT area...
April 18, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414997/successful-treatment-of-nonocclusive-mesenteric-ischemia-after-aortic-valve-replacement-with-continuous-arterial-alprostadil-infusion-a-case-report
#10
Kunio Ogi, Masamitsu Sanui, Yusuke Iizuka, Akinori Aomatsu, Ikue Nakashima, Kohei Hamamoto, Tomohisa Okochi, Alan K Lefor
INTRODUCTION: Nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) after surgery has an extremely poor prognosis with a mortality rate of 30-100%. We report a patient with NOMI following aortic valve replacement who failed to improve despite continuous intra-arterial infusion of papaverine, but was successfully treated with alprostadil (prostaglandin E1 [PGE1]) infusion. PRESENTATION OF CASE: The patient is a 77-year-old man who underwent aortic valve replacement. Due to elevated serum lactate levels five hours after intensive care unit admission, superior mesenteric arteriography was performed, establishing the diagnosis of NOMI...
March 30, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414677/a-rare-case-of-tropical-pyomysitis-acquired-on-vacation-in-a-healthy-male
#11
K Poole, T Tran
INTRODUCTION: Pyomyositis has traditionally been considered a tropical disease. Increasing prevalence has been observed in more northern climates, especially with HIV, immunosuppression, and IV drug abuse as predisposing factors. Pyomyositis has the tendency to mimic other conditions, such as muscle contusion, necrotizing fasciitis, or septic arthritis. The rarity of this disease and non-specificity of its symptoms often lead to delay in appropriate diagnosis and treatment. CASE: 24-year-old man, seen 2 days prior in orthopedics clinic and the Emergency Department for persistent gluteal pain thought to be due to right-sided sciatica, was admitted following worsening pain, diffuse generalized weakness with polyarthralgias and myalgias These symptoms were associated with night sweats, shaking chills, and difficulty walking...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390740/a-predictive-model-for-early-mortality-after-surgical-treatment-of-heart-valve-or-prosthesis-infective-endocarditis-the-endoscore
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Michele Di Mauro, Guglielmo Mario Actis Dato, Fabio Barili, Sandro Gelsomino, Pasquale Santè, Alessandro Della Corte, Antonio Carrozza, Ester Della Ratta, Diego Cugola, Lorenzo Galletti, Roger Devotini, Riccardo Casabona, Francesco Santini, Antonio Salsano, Roberto Scrofani, Carlo Antona, Luca Botta, Claudio Russo, Samuel Mancuso, Mauro Rinaldi, Carlo De Vincentiis, Andrea Biondi, Cesare Beghi, Giangiuseppe Cappabianca, Vincenzo Tarzia, Gino Gerosa, Michele De Bonis, Alberto Pozzoli, Francesco Nicolini, Filippo Benassi, Francesco Rosato, Elena Grasso, Ugolino Livi, Sponga Sandro, Davide Pacini, Roberto Di Bartolomeo, Andrea De Martino, Uberto Bortolotti, Francesco Onorati, Giuseppe Faggian, Roberto Lorusso, Enrico Vizzardi, Gabriele Di Giammarco, Daniele Marinelli, Emmanuel Villa, Giovanni Troise, Marco Picichè, Francesco Musumeci, Domenico Paparella, Vito Margari, Francesco Tritto, Girolamo Damiani, Giuseppe Scrascia, Salvatore Zaccaria, Attilio Renzulli, Giuseppe Serraino, Giovanni Mariscalco, Daniele Maselli, Massimiliano Foschi, Alessandro Parolari, Giannantonio Nappi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this large retrospective study was to provide a logistic risk model along an additive score to predict early mortality after surgical treatment of patients with heart valve or prosthesis infective endocarditis (IE). METHODS: From 2000 to 2015, 2715 patients with native valve endocarditis (NVE) or prosthesis valve endocarditis (PVE) were operated on in 26 Italian Cardiac Surgery Centers. The relationship between early mortality and covariates was evaluated with logistic mixed effect models...
April 4, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384379/repeated-lumbar-or-ventricular-punctures-in-newborns-with-intraventricular-haemorrhage
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Andrew Whitelaw, Richard Lee-Kelland
BACKGROUND: Although in recent years the percentage of preterm infants who suffer intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH) has reduced, posthaemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHH) remains a serious problem with a high rate of cerebral palsy and no evidence-based treatment. Survivors often have to undergo ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) surgery, which makes the child permanently dependent on a valve and catheter system. This carries a significant risk of infection and the need for surgical revision of the shunt...
April 6, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370526/predictors-for-long-term-survival-after-transcatheter-edge-to-edge-mitral-valve-repair
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Mathias Orban, Martin Orban, Hasema Lesevic, Daniel Braun, Simon Deseive, Carolin Sonne, Lisa Hutterer, Christian Grebmer, Alexander Khandoga, Jürgen Pache, Julinda Mehilli, Heribert Schunkert, Adnan Kastrati, Christian Hagl, Axel Bauer, Steffen Massberg, Peter Boekstegers, Michael Nabauer, Ilka Ott, Jörg Hausleiter
OBJECTIVES: To determine predictors for long-term outcome in high-risk patients undergoing transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve repair (TMVR) for severe mitral regurgitation (MR). BACKGROUND: There is no data on predictors of long-term outcome in high-risk real-world patients. METHODS: From August 2009 to April 2011, 126 high-risk patients deemed inoperable were treated with TMVR in two high-volume university centers. RESULTS: MR could be successfully reduced to grade ≤2 in 92...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348787/staphylococcus-caprae-native-mitral-valve-infective-endocarditis
#15
T'ng Choong Kwok, Jennifer Poyner, Ewan Olson, Peter Henriksen, Oliver Koch
INTRODUCTION: Staphylococcus caprae is a rare cause of infective endocarditis. Here, we report a case involving the native mitral valve in the absence of an implantable cardiac electronic device. CASE PRESENTATION: A 76-year-old man presented with a 2 week history of confusion and pyrexia. His past medical history included an open reduction and internal fixation of a humeral fracture 17 years previously, which remained non-united despite further revision 4 years later...
October 2016: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347580/aorto-right-atrial-fistula-after-sutureless-valve-implantation
#16
Jessica G Y Luc, Michiko Maruyama, Surita Sidhu, Jayan Nagendran
Aortic valve replacement with sutureless valves has many potential applications including in redo surgery, minimally invasive scenarios, and heavily calcified aortic roots. Herein we report a case of the development of an aorto-right atrial fistula after replacement of a Medtronic Freestyle stentless subcoronary bioprosthesis (Medtronic Inc, Minneapolis, MN) with a Perceval sutureless valve (LivaNova PLC, London, UK). This eventually necessitated repair with repeat surgery and aortic valve replacement with a stented valve...
January 20, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296021/first-transcatheter-valve-in-valve-implantation-in-an-apicoaortic-conduit
#17
Gidon Y Perlman, Jian Ye, Philipp Blanke, John G Webb
Apicoaortic conduit surgery is an option for treating severe aortic stenosis. The implanted conduit valve may eventually fail and require replacement; this is usually performed by repeat surgery. Treating the conduit valve with a standard transcatheter heart valve is an option that has become feasible in recent years. We describe a case of a failed 23 mm CE bioprosthesis that was successfully treated with a 23 mm Sapien XT valve as a valve-in-valve procedure. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
March 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249381/echocardiography-guided-pericardiocentesis-as-the-method-of-choice-for-treatment-of-significant-pericardial-effusion-following-cardiac-surgery-a-12-year-single-centre-experience
#18
Martin Kolek, Radim Brat
BACKGROUND: There are limited contemporary data on the safety and efficacy of echo-guided pericardiocentesis following cardiac surgery in Europe. The aim of the study was to review tertiary cardiac surgery centre experience with postoperative pericardial effusion (PE) diagnosis and treatment. METHODS: A total of 6830 patients underwent open-heart surgery at our centre between December 2004 and November 2016. Of these patients, 208 (3%) required pericardiocentesis for significant PE...
March 1, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237772/factors-related-to-shunt-survival-in-paediatric-hydrocephalus-could-failure-be-avoided
#19
Sara Iglesias, Bienvenido Ros, Álvaro Martín, Antonio Carrasco, Miguel Segura, Angela Ros, Francisca Rius, Miguel Ángel Arráez
BACKGROUND: Improved shunt survival and a better understanding of factors related to failure in paediatric hydrocephalus still pose a challenge for neurosurgeons, in order to avoid morbidity and mortality, as well as the economic impact of repeated revision surgeries. For these reasons, an analysis is performed on the factors related to the first shunt failure in the long-term follow-up of a series in a single centre. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted on 166 hydrocephalic paediatric patients shunted for the first time between 2000 and 2014...
February 22, 2017: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223056/transcatheter-aortic-valve-in-valve-implantation-using-lotus-valve-for-failed%C3%A2-surgical-bioprostheses
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Fausto Castriota, Roberto Nerla, Antonio Micari, Caterina Cavazza, Francesco Bedogni, Luca Testa, Matteo Montorfano, Mauro Del Giglio, Alberto Cremonesi
BACKGROUND: Patients with failed bioprostheses are an increasing population at high risk for redo surgery. Valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation is a promising alternative but a limited number of first-generation devices have proven efficacy in all cases. METHODS: Patients with degenerated bioprostheses at high risk for redo surgery were included in the registry after being assigned to valve-in-valve intervention by a local heart team. Main basal and follow-up data (at 1 month and 6 months) of patients undergoing valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation with the Lotus valve system (Boston Scientific, Natick, MA) in three high-volume Italian centers were entered in the registry...
February 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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