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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532768/prevalence-and-complications-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-in-chinese-according-to-echocardiographic-database
#1
Yijian Li, Xin Wei, Zhengang Zhao, Yanbiao Liao, Jialing He, Tianyuan Xiong, Yuanning Xu, Wenyu Lv, Yuanweixiang Ou, Hong Tang, Yuan Feng, Mao Chen
As transcatheter aortic valve replacement has become an alternative treatment for patients at high risk for surgical aortic valve replacement, bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) draws our attention again. The reported frequency of BAV was 0.5% to 2% in western population. However, there was no such epidemiologic study in Chinese population. Our study sought to investigate the prevalence and complications of BAV in China by echocardiographic database. A total of 668 cases who were confirmed with BAV, identified from 195,708 echocardiographic records of 157,039 patients in the echocardiographic database of West China Hospital (between June 2008 and June 2012), were analyzed retrospectively...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516375/effects-of-bothrops-alternatus-venom-in-zebrafish-a-histopathological-study
#2
José Carlos Tavares Carvalho, Hady Keita, Giovanna Rocha Santana, Gisele Custódio de Souza, Igor Victor Ferreira Dos Santos, Jesus Rafael Rodriguez Amado, Ansoumane Kourouma, Ariadna Lafourcade Prada, Helison de Oliveira Carvalho, Maria Lúcia Silva
Zebrafish is an excellent model organism for studying tissue alterations caused by Bothrops alternatus venom (BAV) and for screening new anti-venom drugs. To study tissue alterations following exposure to BAV and the roles that glucocorticoids play in these tissue reactions, zebrafish were randomly divided into five groups: the free injection control group (FIC), the phosphate-buffered saline injection control group (PIC), the venom injected group (VI), the group treated with dexamethasone 1 h before venom injection (D1hBVI) and the group treated with dexamethasone 1 h after venom injection (D1hAVI)...
May 17, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501375/transthoracic-echocardiography-versus-computed-tomography-for-ascending-aortic-measurements-in-patients-with-bicuspid-aortic%C3%A2-valve
#3
Jae Yoon Park, Thomas A Foley, Crystal R Bonnichsen, Matthew J Maurer, Krista M Goergen, Vuyisile T Nkomo, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, Eric E Williamson, Hector I Michelena
BACKGROUND: Ascending aorta dilatation is common in bicuspid aortic valve (BAV). The aim of this study was to investigate agreement of transthoracic echocardiographic (TTE) measurement of the sinuses of Valsalva and the tubular mid-ascending aorta (Asc-Ao) compared with electrocardiographically gated computed tomographic angiographic (CTA) assessment in patients with BAV. METHODS: Fifty-three patients with BAV (mean age, 54 ± 14 years; 74% men) who underwent both TTE and CTA imaging for ascending aortic assessment were retrospectively identified...
May 10, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495894/morbidity-and-mortality-associated-with-balloon-aortic-valvuloplasty-a-national-perspective
#4
Mohamad Alkhouli, Chad J Zack, Mohammad Sarraf, Riyaz Bashir, Rick A Nishimura, Mackram F Eleid, Vuyisile T Nkomo, Gurpreet S Sandhu, Rajiv Gulati, Kevin L Greason, David R Holmes, Charanjit S Rihal
BACKGROUND: The introduction of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) led to renewed interest in balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV). We sought to assess contemporary trends in BAV utilization and their outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample was used to identify patients who underwent BAV between 2004 and 2013. In-hospital morbidity and mortality, and predictors of death after BAV were assessed. Outcomes of propensity-matched groups of patients undergoing elective BAV or TAVR were evaluated...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490615/contemporary-natural-history-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-disease-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Ahmad Masri, Lars G Svensson, Brian P Griffin, Milind Y Desai
We performed a systematic review of the current state of the literature regarding the natural history and outcomes of bicuspid aortic valve (BAV). PubMed and the reference lists of the included articles were searched for relevant studies reporting on longitudinal follow-up of BAV cohorts (mean follow-up ≥2 years). Studies limited to patients undergoing surgical interventions were excluded. 13 studies (11 502 patients with 2-16 years of follow-up) met the inclusion criteria. There was a bimodal age distribution (30-40 vs ≥50 years), with a 3:1 male to female ratio...
May 10, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488419/balloon-aortic-valvuloplasty-in-contemporary-practice
#6
Kully Sandhu, Suresh Krishnamoorthy, Ashari Afif, James Nolan, Mark G Gunning
BACKGROUND: There has been a revival of balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) for severe aortic stenosis, as a result of an increasing number of patients undergoing trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). However, there has not been universal adoption of BAV as a standalone, nor bridging therapy. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the practice at our institution between June 2009 and May 2016 was performed. Demographic, clinical, procedural, and follow-up data on all patients were collected...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483205/aortic-diameter-growth-in-children-with-a-bicuspid-aortic-valve
#7
Remy Merkx, Anthonie L Duijnhouwer, Evelien Vink, Jolien W Roos-Hesselink, Michiel Schokking
Knowledge of aortic growth in patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is essential to identify patients at risk for dissection, but data on children remain unclear. We retrospectively evaluated the aortic diameters of all pediatric BAV patients, identified through an echocardiographic database (2005 to 2013). Medical records were reviewed and aortic diameters re-measured on echocardiographic images at diagnosis and if available on variable mid- and endpoints follow-up. Dilatation (z-score >2) was based on 2 different z-score equation methods (Gautier/Campens)...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479042/baseline-characteristics-and-outcomes-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-patients-with-or-without-previous-balloon-aortic-valvuloplasty-insights-from-the-france-2-registry
#8
Loïc Bière, Amélie Durfort, Olivier Fouquet, Jean-François Hamel, Pascal Leprince, Karine Chevreul, Alain Prat, Michel Lievre, Patrick Donzeau-Gouge, Jean Fajadet, Emmanuel Teiger, Hélène Eltchaninoff, Bernard Iung, Alain Leguerrier, Martine Gilard, Alain Furber
BACKGROUND: Some patients who are at high surgical risk because of multiple co-morbidities undergo balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) as a bridge therapy towards transcatheter aortic-valve implantation (TAVI). AIM: The aim of this study was to compare the clinical course of patients with or without previous BAV who underwent TAVI and were included in the FRANCE 2 registry. METHODS: From January 2010 to December 2011, 3953 patients underwent TAVI...
May 3, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468272/clinical-correlates-and-prognostic-value-of-plasma-galectin-3-levels-in-degenerative-aortic-stenosis-a-single-center-prospective-study-of-patients-referred-for-invasive-treatment
#9
Beata Bobrowska, Ewa Wieczorek-Surdacka, Olga Kruszelnicka, Bernadeta Chyrchel, Andrzej Surdacki, Dariusz Dudek
Galectin-3 (Gal-3), a β-galactoside-binding lectin, has been implicated in myocardial fibrosis, development of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and transition from compensated LV hypertrophy to overt heart failure (HF), being a novel prognostic marker in HF. Risk stratification is crucial for the choice of the optimal therapy in degenerative aortic stenosis (AS), affecting elderly subjects with coexistent diseases. Our aim was to assess correlates and prognostic value of circulating Gal-3 in real-world patients with degenerative AS referred for invasive treatment...
April 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467501/metabolomic-profiling-of-ascending-thoracic-aortic-aneurysms-and-dissections-implications-for-pathophysiology-and-biomarker-discovery
#10
Christian Doppler, Kathrin Arnhard, Julia Dumfarth, Katharina Heinz, Barbara Messner, Christian Stern, Therese Koal, Kristaps Klavins, Katarina Danzl, Florian Pitterl, Michael Grimm, Herbert Oberacher, David Bernhard
OBJECTIVE: Our basic understanding of ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm (ATAA) pathogenesis is still very limited, hampering early diagnosis, risk prediction, and development of treatment options. "Omics"-technologies, ideal to reveal tissue alterations from the normal physiological state due to disease have hardly been applied in the field. Using a metabolomic approach, with this study the authors seek to define tissue differences between controls and various forms of ATAAs. METHODS: Using a targeted FIA-MS/MS metabolomics approach, we analysed and compared the metabolic profiles of ascending thoracic aortic wall tissue of age-matched controls (n = 8), bicuspid aortic valve-associated aneurysms (BAV-A; n = 9), tricuspid aortic valve-associated aneurysms (TAV-A; n = 14), and tricuspid aortic valve-associated aortic dissections (TAV-Diss; n = 6)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465987/a-ruptured-mitral-valve-aneurysm-as-complication-of-a-bicuspid-aortic-valve-endocarditis
#11
Francesca Muscente, Michele Scarano, Daniela Clemente, Franco Pezzuoli, Vito Maurizio Parato
We present a case of a ruptured mitral valve (MV) aneurysm as a complication of a bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) endocarditis. It is about a young 35-year-old man, admitted to Cardiology Unit because of unexpected heart failure picture. We found a BAV endocarditis complicated by anterior MV-anterior leaflet aneurysm formation and subsequent severe MV regurgitation caused by aneurysm perforation. It was a particular and rare situation characterized by an infection of anterior mitral leaflet secondary to an infected regurgitant jet of a primary aortic infective endocarditis due to a BAV...
January 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444195/dna-methylome-analysis-reveals-distinct-epigenetic-patterns-of-ascending-aortic-dissection-and-bicuspid-aortic-valve
#12
Sun Pan, Hao Lai, Yiru Shen, Charles Breeze, Stephan Beck, Tao Hong, Chunsheng Wang, Andrew E Teschendorff
Aims: Epigenetics may mediate the effects of environmental risk factors on disease, including heart disease. Thus, measuring the DNA methylome offers the opportunity to identify novel disease biomarkers and novel insights into disease mechanisms. The DNA methylation landscape of ascending aortic dissection (AD) and bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) with aortic aneurysmal dilatation remain uncharacterized. The present study aimed to explore the genome-wide DNA methylation landscape underpinning these two diseases...
May 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434646/factors-determining-aortic-valve-dysfunction-in-korean-subjects-with-a-bicuspid-aortic-valve
#13
Soo Youn Lee, Chi Young Shim, Darae Kim, Iksung Cho, Geu-Ru Hong, Jong-Won Ha, Namsik Chung
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) disease has a male predominance of approximately 3:1 and shows diverse presentations about aortic valve dysfunction. This study aimed to find independent determinants for significant aortic stenosis (AS) or significant aortic regurgitation (AR) in adults with BAV. We retrospectively investigated the medical records of 1,073 subjects (773 men, mean age 55 ± 14 years) who were first diagnosed with BAV disease by transthoracic echocardiography. We excluded 52 subjects with both significant AS and significant AR...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429692/pulmonary-artery-and-right-ventricle-function-in-patients-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve
#14
Çetin Geçmen, Gamze Babür Güler, Suzan Hatipoğlu, Muzaffer Kahyaoğlu, Murat Çap, Servet İzci, Çağatay Önal, Emrah Erdoğan, Aykun Hakgör, Özkan Candan, Arzu Kalaycı, Tuba Unkun, İbrahim Akın İzgi
OBJECTIVE: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a complex developmental anomaly caused by abnormal aortic leaflet formation during valvulogenesis. The present study is an assessment of the effects of BAV disease on the ascending aorta and pulmonary artery (PA), and an evaluation of the consequences for systolic and diastolic functioning of the left and right ventricles. METHODS: Total of 66 patients were eligible for inclusion. Pulmonary artery maximum diameter (PAD) was obtained 1 cm distal to the pulmonary annulus...
April 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420669/a-possible-early-biomarker-for-bicuspid-aortopathy-circulating-transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-to-soluble-endoglin-ratio
#15
Amalia Forte, Ciro Bancone, Gilda Cobellis, Marianna Buonocore, Giuseppe Santarpino, Theodor Fischlein, Marilena Cipollaro, Marisa De Feo, Alessandro Della Corte
Rationale: The pathogenesis of bicuspid aortic valve (BAV)-associated aortopathy is poorly understood and no prognostic biomarker is currently available. Objective: We aimed to identify putative circulating biomarkers pathogenetically and prognostically linked to bicuspid aortopathy. Methods and Results: By RT-PCR, we evaluated gene expression variations (versus normal aorta) of transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-β1), connective tissue growth factor (CTGF), matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2), MMP-14, endoglin (ENG) and superoxide dismutase 3 (SOD3) in ascending aorta samples from 50 tricuspid and 70 BAV patients undergoing surgery for aortic stenosis (aorta diameter ≤45mm: BAVnon-dil or >45mm: BAVdil)...
April 18, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399937/specific-circulating-microrna-signature-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-disease
#16
Neus Martínez-Micaelo, Raúl Beltrán-Debón, Isabel Baiges, Marta Faiges, Josep M Alegret
BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine the circulating miRNA expression profile associated with BAV and aortic dilation to provide diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for BAV and/or aortic dilation. METHODS AND RESULTS: We applied a miRNome-wide microarray approach using plasma samples (n = 24) from healthy tricuspid aortic valve individuals, BAV patients and BAV patients with aortic dilation to compare and identify the specific miRNAs associated with BAV and aortic dilation...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390180/valve-mediated-hemodynamics-and-their-association-with-distal-ascending-aortic-diameter-in-bicuspid-aortic-valve-subjects
#17
Vrishank Raghav, Alex J Barker, Daniel Mangiameli, Lucia Mirabella, Michael Markl, Ajit P Yoganathan
PURPOSE: Valve mediated hemodynamics have been postulated to contribute to pathology of the ascending aorta (AAo). The objective of this study is to assess the association of aortic valve morphology and hemodynamics with downstream AAo size in subjects with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four-dimensional flow MRI at 1.5 or 3 Tesla was used to evaluate the hemodynamics in the proximal AAo of 52 subjects: size-matched controls with tricuspid aortic valves (n = 24, mid ascending aorta [MAA] diameter = 38...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387797/genetic-abnormalities-in-bicuspid-aortic-valve-root-phenotype-preliminary-results%C3%A2
#18
Evaldas Girdauskas, Lisa Geist, Kushtrim Disha, Iliaz Kazakbaev, Tatiana Groß, Solveig Schulz, Martin Ungelenk, Thomas Kuntze, Hermann Reichenspurner, Ingo Kurth
OBJECTIVES: Genetic defects associated with bicuspid aortopathy have been infrequently analysed. Our goal was to examine the prevalence of rare genetic variants in patients with a bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) with a root phenotype using next-generation sequencing technology. METHODS: We investigated a total of 124 patients with BAV with a root dilatation phenotype who underwent aortic valve ± proximal aortic surgery at a single institution (BAV database, n  = 812) during a 20-year period (1995-2015)...
April 6, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379458/mid-term-results-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-repair-guided-by-morphology-and-function-assessment
#19
Khalil Fattouch, Marco Moscarelli, Sebastiano Castrovinci, Giacomo Murana, Pietro Dioguardi, Francesco Guccione, Giuseppe Nasso, Giuseppe Speziale, Patrizio Lancellotti
OBJECTIVES: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is frequently associated with aortic insufficiency (AI) due to cusp disease and/or aortic root dilatation. Based on functional classification and morphology, a systematic surgical approach was used for aortic valve repair (AVr). METHODS: : From 2004 to 2014, 152 consecutive patients (mean age 55 ± 7 years) with BAV underwent AVr with or without concomitant aortic root surgery. Cusp pathology was treated with central plication in 60 (39...
April 3, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377475/diagnosis-imaging-and-clinical-management-of-aortic-coarctation
#20
REVIEW
Elles J Dijkema, Tim Leiner, Heynric B Grotenhuis
Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is a well-known congenital heart disease (CHD), which is often associated with several other cardiac and vascular anomalies, such as bicuspid aortic valve (BAV), ventricular septal defect, patent ductus arteriosus and aortic arch hypoplasia. Despite echocardiographic screening, prenatal diagnosis of CoA remains difficult. Most patients with CoA present in infancy with absent, delayed or reduced femoral pulses, a supine arm-leg blood pressure gradient (>20 mm Hg), or a murmur due to rapid blood flow across the CoA or associated lesions (BAV)...
April 4, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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