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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009959/right-coronary-artery-and-left-anterior-descending-artery-occlusion-after-aortic-valve-replacement
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Sofoklis Mitsos, Saina Attaran, Anthony C De Souza
Coronary artery stenosis is a potentially life-threatening complication after heart valve surgery. The details are presented of a patient with unobstructed coronary arteries, who underwent routine aortic valve replacement and developed dissection of the right coronary artery (RCA) on the third postoperative day, and occlusion of the left anterior descending (LAD) artery one month after surgery. This complication required prompt clinical recognition and diagnosis by repeat coronary angiography, and a rapid intervention with coronary artery bypass grafting or with angioplasty and stenting...
July 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007275/atrioventricular-septum-pseudoaneurysm-as-late-complication-after-repeated-mitral-valve-replacement
#2
Pilar Agudo-Quilez, Eduardo Pozo, Amparo Benedicto, Guillermo Reyes, María José Olivera, Paloma Caballero, Luis Jesús Jiménez-Borreguero, Fernando Alfonso
We report the case of a pulsatile mass found in a patient who presented for a routine echocardiogram. The mass turned out to be an exceedingly rare mitral-subannular pseudoaneurysm involving the membranous atrioventricular septum with systolic expansion protruding into right atrium, discovered late after repeated multiple valve replacement surgery. Although these pseudoaneurysms may present asymptomatically, surgical intervention might be indicated because of the risk of rupture. This report describes this rare finding, discusses possible pathophysiological mechanisms, and underscores the importance of multimodality imaging to achieve correct identification and delimitation to guide surgical intervention in such cases...
January 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989091/transcatheter-valve-in-valve-implantation-in-a-degenerated-mitral-bioprosthesis-using-a-trans-septal-anterograde-approach-and-3-d-transesophageal-echocardiography-guidance
#3
Piotr N Rudzinski, Zofia Dzielinska, Adam Witkowski, Marek Konka, Kulej-Lyko Katarzyna, Marcin Demkow
Degenerated and dysfunctional prosthetic valves are usually replaced surgically. However, repeated cardiac surgery can cause prohibitive risk, especially in patients with many associated co-morbidities. Transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation (TVIV) is a novel, technically very challenging, but less invasive alternative treatment for patients with unacceptably high surgical risk of degenerated prosthetic valves. The method is attractive because it takes advantage of the presence of the degenerated prosthesis, which serves as an anchoring zone...
January 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989086/triple-percutaneous-mitral-balloon-valvuloplasty-for-patients-with-recurrent-mitral-valve-stenosis-long-term-observations
#4
Paweł Tyczyński, Zbigniew Chmielak, Witold Rużyłło, Aneta Fronczak, Mariusz Kłopotowski, Piotr Szymański, Marek Konka, Adam Witkowski
BACKGROUND: A third percutaneous mitral balloon valvuloplasty (PMBV) may provide a means of treating symptomatic patients with re-restenosis after successful initial and second valvuloplasties, though data related to the long-term safety and efficacy of a third PMBV are lacking. The study aim was to determine the immediate and long-term clinical outcome in patients who underwent a third PMBV to treat recurrent mitral stenosis. METHODS: Among a total of 1,849 patients who underwent PMBV at the authors' institution, seven females (mean age 38...
January 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920984/staphylococcus-lugdunensis-endocarditis-with-destruction-of-the-ventricular-septum-and-multiple-native-valves
#5
Celestine Ishiekwene, Monica Ghitan, Margaret Kuhn-Basti, Edward Chapnick, Yu Shia Lin
Staphylococcus lugdunensis (S. lugdunensis) is a coagulase negative staphylococcus (CoNS) that can cause destructive infective endocarditis. S. lugdunensis, unlike other CoNS, should be considered to be a pathogen. We report the first case of S. lugdunensis endocarditis causing ventricular septal defect and destruction of the aortic and mitral valves. A 53-year-old male with morbid obesity and COPD presented with intermittent fever and progressive shortness of breath for 2 weeks. Chest examination showed bilateral basal crepitations, and a grade 2 systolic murmur along the right sternal border...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919764/postoperative-atrial-tachycardias-after-mitral-valve-surgery-mechanisms-and-outcomes-of-catheter-ablation
#6
Andres Enriquez, Pasquale Santangeli, Erica Zado, Jackson Liang, Simon Castro, Fermin Garcia, Robert Schaller, Gregory Supple, David Frankel, David Callans, David Lin, Sanjay Dixit, Rajat Deo, Michael Riley, Francis Marchlinski
BACKGROUND: Atrial tachycardias (ATs) including atrial fibrillation are common arrhythmias occurring late after mitral valve (MV) surgery, and their management is challenging. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the electrophysiological mechanisms of ATs in patients with prior MV surgery and the long-term outcomes of catheter ablation. METHODS: We studied 67 consecutive patients (mean age 59.4 ± 10.6 years; 41 men) with prior MV surgery who presented with ATs postoperatively between 2007 and 2015...
December 3, 2016: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867962/tricuspid-valve-in-valve-implantation-for-failing-bioprosthetic-valves-an-evolving-standard-of-care
#7
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Sidakpal S Panaich, Mackram F Eleid
Redo surgery for bioprosthetic tricuspid valve failure is associated with high morbidity and mortality. In recent years, transcatheter tricuspid valve-in-valve (VIV) therapy utilizing ballon-expandable transcatheter valves has become available. The tricuspid Valve-in-Valve International Data (VIVID) registry initial results represent the largest experience with tricuspid VIV therapy, demonstrating high procedural success rates with low 30 days mortality and excellent survival free of repeat tricuspid intervention in 1 year...
October 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855225/incidence-predictors-and-clinical-outcomes-of-postoperative-cardiac-tamponade-in-patients-undergoing-heart-valve-surgery
#8
Seng Chan You, Chi Young Shim, Geu-Ru Hong, Darae Kim, In Jeong Cho, Sak Lee, Hyuck-Jae Chang, Jong-Won Ha, Byung-Chul Chang, Namsik Chung
This study aimed to investigate the incidence, predictors, and clinical outcomes of cardiac tamponade after heart valve surgery. A total of 556 patients who underwent heart valve surgery in a single tertiary center between January 2010 and March 2012 were studied. All patients underwent transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) about 5 days after surgery and TTE was repeated regularly. Patients with suspected acute pericardial hemorrhage were excluded. Cardiac tamponade occurred in twenty-four (4.3%) patients and all underwent surgical or percutaneous pericardial drainage...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826345/long-term-results-of-early-surgery-versus-conventional-treatment-for-infective-endocarditis-trial
#9
Duk-Hyun Kang, Sahmin Lee, Yong-Jin Kim, Sung-Han Kim, Dae-Hee Kim, Sung-Cheol Yun, Jong-Min Song, Cheol-Hyun Chung, Jae-Kwan Song, Jae-Won Lee
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Compared with conventional treatment, early surgery significantly reduced the composite end point of all-cause death and embolic events during hospitalization, but long-term data in this area are lacking. This study sought to compare long-term outcomes of early surgery with a conventional treatment strategy in patients with infective endocarditis (IE) and large vegetations. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The Early Surgery versus Conventional Treatment in Infective Endocarditis (EASE) trial randomly assigned patients with left-sided IE, severe valve disease and large vegetation to early surgery (37 patients) or conventional treatment groups (39 patients)...
November 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816208/absent-ileocecal-valve-predicts-the-need-for-repeated-step-in-children
#10
Tomas Wester, Helene Engstrand Lilja, Pernilla Stenström, Mikko Pakarinen
BACKGROUND: Serial transverse enteroplasty facilitates weaning from parenteral support in selected patients with short bowel syndrome, although repeated procedure is frequently required. Our aim was to evaluate the outcome of a series of patients after serial transverse enteroplasty and define predictors of repeated serial transverse enteroplasty and weaning off parenteral support. METHODS: All children who underwent serial transverse enteroplasty at 4 Nordic pediatric surgery centers from 2004-2015 were included in this observational study...
November 3, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799829/bleb-incarceration-following-ahmed-valve-surgery
#11
Fredric J Gross, Giovanni DiSandro
Globe luxation is a painful and potentially vision-threatening condition in which the globe becomes trapped behind the eyelids requiring physician intervention in the emergency department or eye clinic. On presentation, the patient typically complains of an inability to close their eye, severe foreign body sensation, decreased vision, and significant eye pain. Although most visual symptoms are reversible and primarily result from exposure keratopathy, optic nerve damage, and permanent vision loss can occur from repeat or prolonged episodes of globe luxation...
2016: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777698/poor-outcome-following-percutaneous-balloon-mitral-valvotomy-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#12
Naser Aslanabadi, Samad Ghaffari, Naser Khezerlouy Aghdam, Masoumeh Ahmadzade, Babak Kazemi, Babak Nasiri, Ahmad Separham, Bahram Sohrabi, Mohamadreza Taban, Arash Aslanabadi
Introduction: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in patients with mitral stenosis (MS) and it may increase complications and decreases success rates of percutaneous balloon mitral valvotomy (PBMV). This study aimed to investigate the short and long term results of PBMV in patients with AF compared to sinus rhythm (SR). Methods: In this cross sectional study, 1000 patients with MS who had undergone PBMV between 1999 and 2013 were enrolled including 585 and 415 patients with AF and SR respectively...
2016: Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773397/long-term-results-of-percutaneous-balloon-valvuloplasty-of-congenital-aortic-stenosis-in-adolescents-and-young-adults
#13
Neeraj Awasthy, Ria Garg, S Radhakrishnan, Savitri Shrivastava
: Balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) is a well accepted modality of treatment in congenital aortic stenosis in all age groups. Although in infants and children it is the modality of choice, in adolescents and young adults, it is of debatable efficacy. AIM: To evaluate long-term results of aortic valvuloplasty particularly in adolescent and adults (>12 years) and compare the outcome in other age groups that are <1 year and between 1 are 11 years. SETTING: Tertiary referral center...
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751265/right-atrial-myxoma-clinically-mimicking-recurrence-of-rheumatic-valve-disease-long-time-after-mitral-valve-repair
#14
Gauranga Majumdar, Surendra Agarwal, Shantanu Pande, Satyendra Tewari
Right atrial myxomas are rare. Its occurrence in a previously operated patient of rheumatic mitral stenosis posed clinical diagnostic challenge. We herein report a case of right atrial myxoma who had undergone mitral valve repair 20 years ago and now presented in congestive heart failure. The tumor was arising from the ostium of the coronary sinus and prolapsed into the right ventricle causing significant right ventricular inflow and outflow obstruction. Urgent repeat cardiac surgery was successfully performed to remove the tumor along with mitral valve replacement...
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709537/impact-of-preprocedural-atrial-fibrillation-on-immediate-and-long-term-outcomes-after-successful-percutaneous-mitral-valvuloplasty-of-significant-mitral-stenosis
#15
Shiro Miura, Takeshi Arita, Takenori Domei, Kyohei Yamaji, Yoshimitsu Soga, Makoto Hyodo, Shinichi Shirai, Kenji Ando
Optimal time to perform percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty (PMV) for patients with significant mitral stenosis (MS) and atrial fibrillation (AF) remains controversial. We sought to identify prognostic factors and evaluate long-term clinical outcomes after PMV of 77 consecutive patients with MS with a mitral valve area (MVA) <1.5 cm(2). According to baseline heart rhythm, these patients were divided into sinus rhythm (SR; n = 24) and AF (n = 53) groups. The study endpoint was defined as a composite of all-cause mortality, admission for heart failure, mitral valve surgery, repeated PMV, and major cerebral vascular accident during follow-up...
October 5, 2016: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697505/computed-tomography-assessment-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-in-valve-implantation-the-vancouver-approach-to-predict-anatomical-risk-for-coronary-obstruction-and-other-considerations
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REVIEW
Philipp Blanke, Jeanette Soon, Danny Dvir, Jong K Park, Christopher Naoum, Shaw-Hua Kueh, David A Wood, Bjarne L Norgaard, Kapilan Selvakumar, Jian Ye, Anson Cheung, John G Webb, Jonathon Leipsic
Valve-in-valve implantation of a transcatheter heart valve into a failed bioprosthetic heart valve has emerged as a treatment alternative to repeat conventional surgery. This requires careful pre-procedural assessment using non-invasive imaging to identify patients at risk for procedure related adverse events, such as ostial coronary occlusion. Herein we report how to comprehensively assess aortic root anatomy using computed tomography prior to transcatheter valve implantation for failed bioprosthetic aortic valves...
November 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27624351/transcatheter-valve-in-valve-implantation-versus-redo-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-failed-aortic-bioprostheses
#17
Miriam Silaschi, Olaf Wendler, Moritz Seiffert, Liesa Castro, Edith Lubos, Johannes Schirmer, Stefan Blankenberg, Hermann Reichenspurner, Ulrich Schäfer, Hendrik Treede, Philip MacCarthy, Lenard Conradi
OBJECTIVES: Transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve implantation (ViV) is a new treatment for failing bioprostheses (BP) in patients with high surgical risk. However, comparative data, using standard repeat surgical aortic valve replacement (redo-SAVR), are scarce. We compared outcomes after ViV with those after conventional redo-SAVR in two European centres with established interventional programmes. METHODS: In-hospital databases were retrospectively screened for patients ≥60 years, treated for failing aortic BP...
September 13, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619328/left-main-coronary-artery-atresia-in-an-infant-with-inclusion-cell-disease
#18
Rachel L Bounds, Joseph Kuebler, Jill M Cholette, George M Alfieris, Sitaram M Emani, Carol A Wittlieb-Weber
A 2-month-old male with dysmorphic facies, neonatal thrombocytopenia, left congenital cataract, and long bone abnormalities became hypotensive with ST depression on induction of anesthesia for congenital cataract repair. Echocardiogram demonstrated decreased left ventricular function (ejection fraction 46%), mild mitral valve regurgitation (MR), and regional wall motion abnormalities. The left coronary artery could not be visualized. Subsequent cardiac catheterization confirmed atresia of the left main coronary artery...
September 12, 2016: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27587432/percutaneous-device-closure-of-paravalvular-leak-combined-experience-from-the-united-kingdom-and-ireland
#19
Patrick A Calvert, David B Northridge, Iqbal S Malik, Leonard Shapiro, Peter Ludman, Shakeel A Qureshi, Michael Mullen, Robert Henderson, Mark Turner, Martin Been, Kevin P Walsh, Ivan Casserly, Lindsay Morrison, Nicola L Walker, John Thomson, Mark S Spence, Vaikom S Mahadevan, Angela Hoye, Philip A MacCarthy, Matthew J Daniels, Paul Clift, William R Davies, Philip D Adamson, Gareth Morgan, Suneil K Aggarwal, Yasmin Ismail, Julian O M Ormerod, Habib R Khan, Sujay Subash Chandran, Joseph de Giovanni, Bushra S Rana, Oliver Ormerod, David Hildick-Smith
BACKGROUND: Paravalvular leak (PVL) occurs in 5% to 17% of patients following surgical valve replacement. Percutaneous device closure represents an alternative to repeat surgery. METHODS: All UK and Ireland centers undertaking percutaneous PVL closure submitted data to the UK PVL Registry. Data were analyzed for association with death and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) at follow-up. RESULTS: Three hundred eight PVL closure procedures were attempted in 259 patients in 20 centers (2004-2015)...
September 27, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27554386/spontaneous-intramural-hematoma-of-the-colon
#20
Samuel Fernandes, Ana Rita Gonçalves, Luís Araújo Correia
A 73-year-old man was admitted to our clinic with sudden left quadrant abdominal pain and hematochezia. There was no history of trauma. He denied other symptoms or taking off-the-counter medication. His medical history was relevant for ischemic and aortic-mitral valve disease with prosthetic valves for which he was medicated with aspirin and warfarin. On physical examination the patient presented normal vital signs with tenderness on palpation of the left side of the abdomen. Laboratory tests revealed moderate anemia (10...
August 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
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