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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549961/preliminary-results-of-aorfix-tm-stent-graft-to-treat-infrarenal-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-with-severe-proximal-aortic-neck-angulation
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Pietro Volpe, Mafalda Massara, Antonino Alberti, Santo Marino, Alberto Volpe, Daniela Mazzaccaro, Silvia Stegher, Giovanni Nano
BACKGROUND: We report a preliminary experience about endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) of infrarenal abdominal aneurysm (iAAA) with severe proximal aortic neck angulation using the Aorfix(TM) stent graft. METHODS: Data of consecutive patients with iAAA with severe proximal neck angulation submitted to endovascular repair between September 2012 and December 2014 in two Italian centres of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery were retrospectively reviewed and outcomes analyzed using the software JMP 5...
May 23, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549918/percutaneous-pulmonary-melody-%C3%A2-valve-implantation-in-small-conduits
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Myriam Bensemlali, Sophie Malekzadeh-Milani, Meriem Mostefa-Kara, Damien Bonnet, Younes Boudjemline
BACKGROUND: The Melody(®) pulmonary valve has received approval for the treatment of dysfunctional right ventricular (RV) outflow tract conduits ≥16mm. AIMS: To investigate technical and clinical outcomes in patients who underwent percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) in conduits ≤16mm. METHODS: Eleven patients were enrolled retrospectively between 2000 and 2015 in a cardiac referral centre. RESULTS: The PPVI indications were obstruction (n=5); regurgitation (n=1); and mixed lesions (n=5)...
May 23, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549712/assessment-of-competence-in-evar-procedures-a-novel-rating-scale-developed-by-the-delphi-technique
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M Strøm, L Lönn, B Bech, T V Schroeder, L Konge
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: To develop a procedure specific global rating scale for assessment of operator competence in endovascular aortic repair (EVAR). METHODS: A Delphi approach was used to achieve expert consensus. A panel of 32 international experts (median 300 EVAR procedures, range 200-3000) from vascular surgery (n = 21) and radiology (n = 11) was established. The first Delphi round was based on a review of endovascular skills assessment papers, stent graft instructions for use, and structured interviews...
May 23, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549029/a-contemporary-approach-to-reoperative-aortic-valve-surgery-when-is-less-more
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Deane E Smith, Michael S Koeckert, Patrick F Vining, Elias A Zias, Eugene A Grossi, Aubrey C Galloway
OBJECTIVE: Although the benefits of minimally invasive valvular surgery are well established, the applicability of extending these techniques to reoperative aortic valve surgery is unknown. We evaluated our experience with a minimally invasive approach to this patient population. METHODS: From January 2010 to September 2015, 21 patients underwent reoperative isolated aortic valve replacement via a minimally invasive approach by a single surgeon. All patients had preoperative evaluation with computerized tomography and coronary catheterization...
May 25, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549026/the-use-of-rapid-deployment-valves-in-combined-aortic-and-mitral-valve-surgery-one-year-clinical-and-echocardiographic-outcomes
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Markus Schlömicher, Matthias Bechtel, Zulfugar Taghiyev, Yazan Al-Jabery, Peter Lukas Haldenwang, Vadim Moustafine, Justus Thomas Strauch
OBJECTIVE: Patients undergoing multiple valve surgery represent a high-risk group who could potentially benefit from a reduction of cross-clamp and cardiopulmonary bypass times because prolonged bypass and cross-clamp times are considered independent risk factors for increased morbidity and mortality after cardiac surgery. METHODS: Between July 2013 and November 2014, 16 patients underwent rapid deployment aortic valve replacement with the EDWARDS INTUITY valve system in the setting of concomitant mitral disease...
May 25, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548476/is-cold-blood-cardioplegia-absolutely-superior-to-cold-crystalloid-cardioplegia-in-aortic-valve-surgery
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Daniel A Lerman, Matilde Otero-Losada, Kiddy Ume, Pablo A Salgado, Sai Prasad, Kelvin Lim, Bruno Péault, Nasri Alotti
BACKGROUND: Experimental evidence suggests that blood cardioplegia (BCP) may be superior to cold crystalloid cardioplegia (CCP) for myocardial protection. However, robust clinical data are lacking. We compared post-operative outcome of patients undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR) using cold anterograde-retrograde intermittent BCP versus anterograde (CCP). METHODS: Adult consecutive isolated AVR performed between April 2006 and February 2011 at the Royal Infirmary Hospital of Edinburgh were retrospectively analyzed...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548204/endovascular-treatment-for-ruptured-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#7
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Stephen Badger, Rachel Forster, Paul H Blair, Peter Ellis, Frank Kee, Denis W Harkin
BACKGROUND: An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) (pathological enlargement of the aorta) is a condition that can occur as a person ages. It is most commonly seen in men older than 65 years of age. Progressive aneurysm enlargement can lead to rupture and massive internal bleeding, which is fatal unless timely repair can be achieved. Despite improvements in perioperative care, mortality remains high (approximately 50%) after conventional open surgical repair. Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), a minimally invasive technique, has been shown to reduce early morbidity and mortality as compared to conventional open surgery for planned AAA repair...
May 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547126/endovascular-management-of-native-postcoarctation-thoracic-aortic-aneurysms
#8
Ziheng Wu, Xiangtao Zheng, Xin Fang, Yangyan He, Donglin Li, Chengfei Zheng, Hongkun Zhang
PURPOSE: Postcoarctation thoracic aortic aneurysm formation is one of the most serious complications for coarctation of aorta. Open surgery to repair these aneurysms is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Endovascular therapy is an attractive alternative to open surgery. We have studied the efficacy and safety of endovascular therapy for postcoarctation thoracic aortic aneurysms, and will share our findings and experience through this document. METHODS: The data was retrospectively collected on consecutive patients who were presented with postcoarctation thoracic aortic aneurysms at our medical center...
May 25, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546066/v-neck-technique-a-novel-improvement-to-the-infra-pubic-placement-of-an-inflatable-penile-implant
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Bhavik B Shah, Adam S Baumgarten, Kevin Morgan, Jonathan A Beilan, Michael Bickell, Ricardo Munarriz, Justin Parker, Rafael Carrion
BACKGROUND: Infra-pubic placement of an inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) has a well-known configuration deformity from contralateral tubing that crosses the corporal bodies, resulting in tubing visibility and irritation under the penile skin. AIM: To present a novel step to eliminate this tubing crossover deformity. METHODS: The V-neck technique was applied to five patients, two of whom underwent suprapubic fat pad excision with simultaneous infra-pubic IPP placement and three patients who underwent only infra-pubic IPP placement...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546044/endovascular-repair-of-thoraco-abdominal-and-arch-aneurysms-in-patients-with-connective-tissue-disease-using-branched-and-fenestrated-devices
#10
Rachel E Clough, Teresa Martin-Gonzalez, Katrien Van Calster, Adrien Hertault, Rafaëlle Spear, Richard Azzaoui, Jonathan Sobocinski, Stéphan Haulon
INTRODUCTION: Prophylactic open surgery is the standard practice in patients with connective tissue and thoraco-abdominal (TAAA) and aortic arch disease. Branched and fenestrated devices offer a less invasive alternative but there are concerns regarding the durability of the repair and the effect of the stent graft on the fragile aortic wall. The aim of this study was to evaluate mid-term outcomes of fenestrated and/or branched endografting in patients with connective tissue disease. METHODS: All patients with connective tissue disease that underwent TAAA or arch aneurysm repair using a fenestrated and/or branched endograft in a single high volume centre between 2004 and 2015 were included...
May 22, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544840/redo-tricuspid-valve-repair-with-leaflet-augmentation-using-the-left-atrial-wall
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Daisuke Endo, Kenji Kuwaki, Taira Yamamoto, Atsushi Amano
The case is reported of a 79-year-old female who received a patch augmentation of the tricuspid anterior and septal leaflets with a resected left atrial wall to address recurrent tricuspid regurgitation, including tricuspid valve tethering. The patient was admitted to the authors' hospital for chronic heart failure with paravalvular leakage after aortic valve replacement and recurrent severe tricuspid regurgitation. She had undergone two previous cardiac surgeries. Re-tricuspid repair required an augmentation of the tricuspid valve leaflets in addition to tricuspid annuloplasty...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544838/granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-presenting-with-acute-aortic-and-mitral-regurgitation-case-report-and-big-data-analysis
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Sadeer G Al-Kindi, M Amer Al-Aiti, Michael Yang, Richard A Josephson
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a rare vasculitis that can have multisystem involvement, though cardiac involvement is very rare. The case is described of a 53-year-old woman who presented with acute aortic and mitral valve regurgitation requiring surgical intervention. Pathology from the excised aortic valve showed geographic necrosis concerning for GPA. Subsequent rheumatologic testing was positive for anti-serine proteinase 3 (PR3) antibody, consistent with GPA. A year after the valve surgery the patient was found to have a vegetation of the mitral valve and elevated PR3 antibody levels, and was successfully treated with an intensification of immunosuppression...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544837/candida-endocarditis-a-review-of-twelve-episodes-in-eleven-patients
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Tatjana Lejko Zupanc, Mateja Logar
BACKGROUND: Candida spp. are a rare but important cause of infective endocarditis. The study aim was to describe pertinent clinical data on consecutive patients with Candida endocarditis treated at a tertiary referral center between 1984 and 2013. METHODS: A retrospective search of the authors' endocarditis database was performed and the medical records of patients with confirmed Candida endocarditis were reviewed. Important data relating to demographics, medical history and clinical data, as well as information on outcome and treatment, were extracted...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544831/aortic-root-surgery-in-marfan-syndrome-medium-term-outcome-in-a-single-center-experience
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Christine H Attenhofer Jost, Heidi M Connolly, Christopher G Scott, Naser M Ammash, Juan M Bowen, Hartzell V Schaff
BACKGROUND: The study aim was to analyze the authors' experience with aortic root surgery in Marfan syndrome (MFS), and to expand the surgical outcome data of patients meeting the Ghent criteria (Marfan registry). METHODS: Analyses were performed of data acquired from MFS patients (who met the Ghent criteria), including an aortic root surgery and Kaplan-Meier survival. RESULTS: Between April 2004 and February 2012, a total of 59 MFS patients (mean age at surgery 36 ± 13 years) underwent 67 operations for aortic root aneurysm (n = 52), aortic valve (AV) regurgitation (n = 15), acute aortic dissection (n = 2), and/or mitral valve (MV) regurgitation resulting from MV prolapse (n = 7)...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544828/acute-aortic-regurgitation-in-the-current-era-of-percutaneous-treatment-pathophysiology-and-hemodynamics
#15
Baris Bugan, Erkan Yildirim, Murat Celik, Uygar Cagdas Yuksel
Aortic regurgitation (AR) is characterized by the backflow of blood from the aorta to the left ventricle. Acute AR typically causes severe pulmonary edema and hypotension, and is a surgical emergency. In chronic AR, however, compensatory mechanisms can clinically compensate for years, with normal left ventricular function and no symptoms. While the hemodynamic mechanisms of chronic AR on the left ventricle are well described, the hemodynamic mechanisms of acute AR are not clear. Most of the literature on acute AR includes either small series or case reports...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541520/cardiovascular-surgery-in-loeys-dietz-syndrome-types-1-4
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Kirsten Krohg-Sørensen, Per Snorre Lingaas, Runar Lundblad, Egil Seem, Benedicte Paus, Odd R Geiran
OBJECTIVES: The first publication of Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS) described aortic rupture at young ages. Experience with new LDS types showed that the clinical course varies, and thresholds for prophylactic surgery are discussed. As this is an uncommon disease, experience needs to be shared. METHODS: Retrospective review of patients with LDS types 1-4 undergoing cardiovascular surgery during the years 1991-2016. RESULTS: Thirty-five patients (including 6 children with LDS2) underwent 57 operations...
May 24, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541122/chance-of-surgery-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease
#17
Carianne L Verheugt, Cuno Spm Uiterwaal, Ilonca Vaartjes, Enno T van der Velde, A C Zomer, Folkert J Meijboom, Petronella G Pieper, Marco C Post, Hubert W Vliegen, Mark G Hazekamp, Diederick E Grobbee, Barbara Jm Mulder
Background Young patients with congenital heart disease reaching adulthood face mandatory transition to adult cardiology. Their new cardiologist needs to assess the chances of major future events such as surgery. Using a large national registry, we assessed if patient characteristics at the age of 18 years could predict the chance of congenital heart surgery in adulthood. Design and methods Of 10,300 patients from the CONCOR national registry, we used general patient characteristics at age 18 years, underlying congenital heart defect, history of complications, and interventions in childhood as potential predictors of congenital heart surgery occurring from age 18 years up to age 40 and 60 years...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540144/spondylitis-transmitted-from-infected-aortic-grafts-a-review
#18
REVIEW
Panayiotis D Megaloikonomos, Thekla Antoniadou, Leonidas Dimopoulos, Marcos Liontos, Vasilios Igoumenou, Georgios N Panagopoulos, Efthymia Giannitsioti, Andreas Lazaris, Andreas F Mavrogenis
Graft infection following aortic aneurysms repair is an uncommon but devastating complication; its incidence ranges from <1% to 6% (mean 4%), with an associated perioperative and overall mortality of 12% and 17.5-20%, respectively. The most common causative organisms are Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli; causative bacteria typically arise from the skin or gastrointestinal tract. The pathogenetic mechanisms of aortic graft infections are mainly breaks in sterile technique during its implantation, superinfection during bacteremia from a variety of sources, severe intraperitoneal or retroperitoneal inflammation, inoculation of bacteria during postoperative percutaneous interventions to manage various types of endoleaks, and external injury of the vascular graft...
2017: J Bone Jt Infect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540072/standard-imaging-techniques-in-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
#19
REVIEW
Arash Salemi, Berhane M Worku
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has become a widely accepted therapeutic option for patients with severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis at intermediate, high, or extreme risk for conventional surgery as determined through a heart team approach. Two valve prostheses are currently available and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved in the United States for TAVR: the self-expandable Medtronic CoreValve (Medtronic, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, USA) and the balloon-expandable Edwards Sapien Valve (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine CA, USA)...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539296/-establishment-of-a-rabbit-model-of-small-diameter-vascular-graft-replacement
#20
Jia-Qing Zhang, Kun-Tang Chen, Fu-Wei Zhang, Shao-Bin Li, Yuan-Zhou Wu, Jing Feng, Wu-Jun Wang, Yu-Sheng Yan
OBJECTIVE: To establish an rabbit model that mimics the hemodynamics of the bypass graft after coronary artery bypass surgery. METHODS: Sixteen New Zealand rabbits were randomly divided into two groups for abdominal aortic artery replacement using a 3-cm-long ePTFE graft with an inner diameter 4 mm through an incision at 1/3 from the middle to the lower part of the abdomen (group A) or in the lower abdomen (group B). The general conditions of the rabbits, operative time, number of collateral vessels that needed to be ligated, rate of massive intraoperative bleeding, fluctuation of vascular anastomosis after surgery, patency rate of the graft on day 7 after the operation were compared between the two groups...
May 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
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