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Sebastian E Beyer, Mihir M Sanghvi, Nay Aung, Alice Hosking, Jackie A Cooper, José Miguel Paiva, Aaron M Lee, Kenneth Fung, Elena Lukaschuk, Valentina Carapella, Murray A Mittleman, Soren Brage, Stefan K Piechnik, Stefan Neubauer, Steffen E Petersen
BACKGROUND: Handgrip strength, a measure of muscular fitness, is associated with cardiovascular (CV) events and CV mortality but its association with cardiac structure and function is unknown. The goal of this study was to determine if handgrip strength is associated with changes in cardiac structure and function in UK adults. METHODS AND RESULTS: Left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF), end-diastolic volume (EDV), end-systolic volume (ESV), stroke volume (SV), mass (M), and mass-to-volume ratio (MVR) were measured in a sample of 4,654 participants of the UK Biobank Study 6...
2018: PloS One
Roberto Bini, Osvaldo Chiara, Stefania Cimbanassi, Giorgio Olivero, Antonella Trombetta, Paolo Cotogni
Background: Hemorrhagic shock (HS) is a major threat to patients with trauma and spontaneous bleeding. The aim of the study was to investigate early effects of vasopressin on metabolic and hemodynamic parameters and endothelium permeability by measuring capillary leakage compared to those of other resuscitation strategies in a HS model. Methods: Forty-five Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized into five groups: S group ( n  = 5), sham-operated rats without shock or resuscitation; HS group ( n  = 10), HS and no resuscitation; RL group ( n  = 10), HS and resuscitation with Ringer's lactate (RL); RLB group ( n  = 10), HS and resuscitation with two-third shed blood plus RL; and vasopressin group ( n  = 10), HS and resuscitation with RL, followed by continuous infusion of 0...
2018: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
Bhavani Manivannan, Deepak Gowda, Pradeep Bulagonda, Abhishek Rao, Sai Suguna Raman, Shanmuga Vadivoo Natarajan
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the Surveillance of Surgical Site Infection (SSI), Auditing, and Feedback (SAF) effect on the rate of compliance with an SSI care bundle and measured its effectiveness in reducing the SSI rate. METHOD: A prospective cohort study from January 2014 to December 2016 was classified into three phases: pre-SAF, early-SAF, and late-SAF. Pre-operative baseline characteristics of 24,677 patients who underwent orthopedic, cardiovascular thoracic surgery (CTVS) or urologic operations were recorded...
February 26, 2018: Surgical Infections
Su Wan Kim, Dong Seop Jeong, Kiick Sung, Wook Sung Kim, Young Tak Lee, Pyo Won Park
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: We evaluated the early and long-term outcomes of mitral annular reconstruction (MAR) with pericardium during mitral valve replacement (MVR), and analyzed the risk factors associated with post-operative mortality. METHODS: Between May 1997 and April 2013, 78 consecutive patients underwent MVR with MAR. The indications for MAR were treatment for annular infection in native valve endocarditis (n = 23, 29.5%) or prosthetic valve endocarditis (n = 26, 33...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Weiang Yan, Pallav Shah, Brett Hiebert, Zlatko Pozeg, Nitin Ghorpade, Rohit K Singal, Rizwan A Manji, Rakesh C Arora
OBJECTIVES: Long-term quality of life following open surgical valve replacement is an increasingly important outcome to patients and their caregivers. This study examines non-institutionalized survival and rehospitalization within our surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) and mitral valve replacement (MVR) populations. METHODS: A retrospective single-centre study of all consecutive open surgical valve replacements between 1995 and 2014 was undertaken. Clinical data were linked to provincial administrative data for 3219 patients who underwent AVR, MVR or double (aortic and mitral) valve replacement with or without concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
February 14, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Cihan Yurdaydin, Onur Keskin, Çagdas Kalkan, Fatih Karakaya, Aysun Çaliskan, Gökhan Kabaçam, F Oguz Önder, Senem Karatayli, Ersin Karatayli, Xheni Deda, Hakan Bozkaya, A Mithat Bozdayi, Ramazan Idilman
Background: Interferon is the only treatment option in chronic delta hepatitis (CDH). A CDH database (333 patients, 161 with interferon treatment history) was analyzed for effects of treatment duration on virologic response and clinical outcomes. Methods: Ninety-nine CDH patients who received at least 6 months of interferon were selected. Maintained virologic response (MVR) was defined as hepatitis D virus RNA negative for 2 years after treatment discontinuation...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
Anatol Prinzing, Sabine Bleiziffer, Markus Krane, Ruediger Lange
BACKGROUND: Artificial chord implantation has become one of the most applied techniques for mitral valve repair (MVR). Many techniques have been described with the goal of optimizing neochord implantation. A new annuloplasty device designed to simplify the determination of appropriate neochord length has been recently introduced. We will describe our initial experience with this new device. METHODS: The semirigid device is equipped with removable loops on the posterior aspect of the ring...
February 3, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Lily E Johnston, Emily A Downs, Robert Hawkins, Mohamed Quader, Alan Speir, Jeff Rich, Leora Yarboro, Gorav Ailawadi
BACKGROUND: The technical expertise required for treatment of coronary and structural heart valve disease differs. Correlation between center-specific mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and valve operations has not been demonstrated. This study tested the hypothesis that risk-adjusted outcomes between coronary and valve procedures do not correlate within centers. METHODS: Records of patients undergoing isolated CABG, isolated aortic valve (AVR), or isolated mitral valve (MVR) procedures from 2008-2015 in a multi-institutional STS database were used to generate observed-to-expected (OE) ratios for morbidity and mortality...
January 27, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Baotong Li, Shanglin Chen, Hansong Sun, Jianping Xu, Yunhu Song, Wei Wang, Shuiyun Wang
Although practice guidelines recommend surgery for patients with severe chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation (CIMR), they do not specify whether to repair or replace the mitral valve. 436 consecutive patients with severe CIMR were eligible for inclusion in the study, of which 316 (72.5%) underwent mitral valve annuloplasty (MVA) whereas 120 (27.5%) received mitral valve replacement (MVR). At 59 months (interquartile range, 37-85 months) follow-up, though the left ventricle end-diastolic diameter was markedly larger (P = 0...
January 24, 2018: Scientific Reports
Carlo Fino, Attilio Iacovoni, Philippe Pibarot, John R Pepper, Paolo Ferrero, Maurizio Merlo, Lorenzo Galletti, Massimo Caputo, Paolo Ferrazzi, Constantinos Anagnostopoulos, Diego Cugola, Michele Senni, Diego Bellavia, Julien Magne
BACKGROUND: In patients with ischemic mitral regurgitation requiring mitral valve replacement (MVR), the choice of the prosthesis type is crucial. The exercise hemodynamic and functional capacity performance in patients with contemporary prostheses have never been investigated. To compare exercise hemodynamic and functional capacity between biological (MVRb) and mechanical (MVRm) prostheses. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed 86 consecutive patients with ischemic mitral regurgitation who underwent MVRb (n=41) or MVRm (n=45) and coronary artery bypass grafting...
January 2018: Circulation. Heart Failure
David X Zhuo, Kenneth C Bilchick, Sula Mazimba
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the association of preoperative invasive hemodynamic parameters with mortality in valvular heart surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Single tertiary academic medical center. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 382 patients who underwent preoperative right and/or left heart catheterization before open aortic valve replacement (AVR), open mitral valve repair/replacement (MVR), or combined AVR and MVR, from July 2009 to December 2014...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Constance Verdonk, Arthur Darmon, Claire Cimadevilla, Laurent Lepage, Richard Raffoul, Patrick Nataf, Alec Vahanian, David Messika-Zeitoun
BACKGROUND: Performance of tricuspid annuloplasty (TA) in patients undergoing mitral valve surgery is recommended based on the degree of tricuspid regurgitation and tricuspid annulus size, but is often underused. AIM: To evaluate the impact of combined TA on in-hospital outcome in patients undergoing mitral valve replacement (MVR). METHODS: We selected all consecutive patients who underwent MVR for native valve disease. Clinical, echocardiographic and in-hospital complications were obtained from chart review...
December 6, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
Xiaoke Shang, Rong Lu, Mei Liu, Shuna Xiao, Nianguo Dong
Background: Although mitral valve repair (MVP) is generally accepted as the standard treatment for mitral valve disease, in older patients, there is increasing debate about whether MVP is superior to mitral valve replacement (MVR). We, therefore, performed a meta-analysis to compare MVP vs. MVR in the elderly population. Methods: We systematically searched PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and Scopus up to February 2017 and scrutinized the references of relevant literatures...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Satoko Yokoyama, Isamu Kanemoto, Kippei Mihara, Takanori Ando, Koudai Kawase, Yasuaki Sahashi, Kazuhito Iguchi
Mitral valve plasty (MVP) is preferred over mitral valve replacement (MVR) for mitral regurgitation in humans because of its favorable effect on quality of life. In small dogs, it is difficult to repair multiple lesions in both leaflets using MVP. Herein, we report a case of severe mitral regurgitation caused by multiple severe lesions in the posterior leaflet (PL) in a mixed Chihuahua. Initially, we had planned MVR with an artificial valve. However, MVP combined with artificial chordal reconstruction of both leaflets, semicircular suture annuloplasty, and valvuloplasty using a newly devised direct scallop suture for the PL was attempted in this dog...
2017: Open Veterinary Journal
Imran Khan, Bakhtawar Shah, Mohammad Habeel Dar, Adnan Khan, Malik Faisal Iftekhar, Abdul Sami
Background The objective of the study was to determine the long-term outcomes, including mitral restenosis and regurgitation, after successful percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy (PTMC). Methods This cross-sectional prospective study was conducted at the cardiology department of Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan, from January 2007 to December 2009. A total of 84 patients were followed up for a period of 96 months. Pre and post percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy echocardiography was done on the mitral valve area (MVA) using two-dimensional (2D) and color doppler echocardiography...
September 29, 2017: Curēus
Jae Woong Choi, Kyung Hwan Kim, Hyoung Woo Chang, Myoung-Jin Jang, Sue Hyun Kim, Sang Yoon Yeom, Ho Young Hwang
OBJECTIVES: The benefits of concomitant tricuspid annuloplasty (TAP) for non-significant functional tricuspid regurgitation (TR) during mitral valve replacement (MVR) are controversial. We evaluated the long-term outcomes-particularly the long-term tricuspid valve (TV) functional outcomes-of MVR with or without tricuspid ring annuloplasty. METHODS: From 2004 to 2014, 256 patients (56.4 ± 12.1 years) with trivial or mild functional TR who underwent MVR were enrolled...
November 21, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Jason O Robertson, David C Naftel, Susan L Myers, Ryan J Tedford, Susan M Joseph, James K Kirklin, Scott C Silvestry
BACKGROUND: Management of existing mitral valve (MV) disease in patients undergoing left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation remains controversial. METHODS: Among continuous-flow LVAD patients with moderate to severe mitral regurgitation entered into the Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) database between April 2008 and March 2014 (n = 4,930), outcomes were compared between patients who underwent MV repair (MVr, n = 252), MV replacement (MVR, n = 11) and no MV procedure (no MVP, n = 4,667)...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Guochang Zhao, Jie Gao, Yan Liu, Song Gu, Yulin Guo, Bin Xie, Pi Xiong Su
Totally thoracosopic mitral valve replacement (MVR) has been applied to mitral stenosis for many years. Three working ports are usually necessary, among which the longest port ranges from 6 to 8 cm. This study aimed to determine the safety and feasibility of the two-incision totally thoracoscopic approach for MVR, with the longest incision of 3 cm.From January 2014 to February 2016, 90 patients with mitral valve stenosis were retrospectively analyzed. Thirty-six (40%) patients were included in the two-incision group and 54 patients were operated on using the sternotomy approach...
November 8, 2017: International Heart Journal
Laura Gellis, Christopher W Baird, Sitaram Emani, Michele Borisuk, Kimberlee Gauvreau, Robert F Padera, Stephen P Sanders
BACKGROUND: Mitral valve replacement (MVR) in very young children is challenging. This study investigates the mechanisms for early bioprosthetic valve failure in very young patients through review of the macroscopic and microscopic findings in explanted bioprosthetic valves. METHODS: Patients who underwent MVR with a bioprosthetic valve at Boston Children's Hospital between January 2010 to April 2016 at <5 years of age were the subjects of this study. Valve failure was defined as prosthetic mitral valve explantation with mitral valve re-replacement...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Ho H Q Tri, Pham N Vinh
BACKGROUND: Progression of tricuspid regurgitation (TR) may occur after mitral valve replacement (MVR). The study aim was to define the independent predictors for new severe TR after MVR to treat rheumatic heart disease. METHODS: A total of 413 patients (177 men, 236 women; mean age 40.9 ± 9.2 years) with rheumatic heart disease undergoing MVR without concomitant tricuspid valve repair at the authors' institute between 1995 and 2005, who did not have preoperative severe TR, were followed for at least one year postoperatively...
May 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
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