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Shohreh Maleki, Sanela Kjellqvist, Valentina Paloschi, Joelle Magné, Rui Miguel Mamede Branca, Lei Du, Kjell Hultenby, Johan Petrini, Jonas Fuxe, Janne Lehtiö, Anders Franco-Cereceda, Per Eriksson, Hanna M Björck
Individuals with a bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) are at significantly higher risk of developing aortic complications than individuals with tricuspid aortic valves (TAV) and defective signaling during the embryonic development and/or life time exposure to abnormal hemodynamic have been proposed as underlying factors. However, an explanation for the molecular mechanisms of aortopathy in BAV has not yet been provided. We combined proteomics, RNA analyses, immunohistochemistry, and electron microscopy to identify molecular differences in samples of non-dilated ascending aortas from BAV (N = 62) and TAV (N = 54) patients...
October 25, 2016: Scientific Reports
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
Yang Li, You-Bin Deng, Xiao-Jun Bi, Ya-Ni Liu, Jun Zhang, Li Li, Bin Chen
This study evaluated the myocardial strain and aortic elasticity in patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and then investigated the relation between them. Thirty-nine patients (30 males; mean age 44±19 years; range 6 to 75 years) with BAV were recruited as BAV group, and 29 age- and sex-matched healthy controls (21 males; mean age 42±11 years; range 20 to 71 years) served as control group. Aortic strain, distensibility and stiffness index were derived using M-mode echocardiography. Left ventricular global myocardial strain was acquired with speckle-tracking echocardiography...
October 2016: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
Deepak Ameta, Rajiv Bharat Kharwar, Pallavi Aga, Rishi Sethi, Sharad Chandra, Sudhanshu Kumar Dwivedi, Varun Shankar Narain, Ram Kirti Saran
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a common congenital cardiac anomaly, and rarely, it is associated with sinus of Valsalva aneurysms (SOVAs). And very infrequently, these SOVAs rupture into left side of heart. We hereby report a case of 12-year-old male with BAV with severe aortic stenosis with a large SOVA that ruptured into the left side of the heart. The anatomy was delineated with multimodality imaging; initially with two-dimensional trans-thoracic echocardiography (TTE), and later on with three-dimensional TTE and with multi detector computed tomography...
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
Sang Min Park, Haemin Jeong, Kyung-Soon Hong, Christopher Kim
BACKGROUND: In a patient underwent aortic valve replacement (AVR) due to bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) insufficiency without marked dilation of ascending aorta, the development of delayed-typed aneurysmal complication of ascending aorta has been often reported because the dilated aorta tends to grow insidiously with age. CASE SUMMARY: A 58-year-old man who underwent AVR with mechanical valve due to severe aortic regurgitation secondary to BAV 7 years previously presented with exertional chest discomfort for 1 year...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Christine Meindl, Birgit Achatz, Deborah Huber, Andrea Baessler, Ute Hubauer, Christa Meisinger, Christian Hengstenberg, Jeanette Erdmann, Stefan Buchner, Lars Maier, Heribert Schunkert, Kurt Debl, Marcus Fischer
BACKGROUND: The presence of coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is influenced by genetic factors and related to the presence of aneurysms in other vascular beds. Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) disease is frequently accompanied by ascending aortic aneurysm. Because the aortic valve and the proximal parts of the coronary arteries share a common embryonic origin, we hypothesized that CAE is associated with BAV disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: One hundred seventy-seven patients with suspected aortic valve disease (n=94 BAV, n=83 tricuspid aortic valve) underwent both cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and coronary angiography...
October 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
Luc Cozijnsen, Hester J van der Zaag-Loonen, Martinus A Cozijnsen, Richard L Braam, Robin H Heijmen, Barbara J M Mulder
BACKGROUND: After aortic valve replacement (AVR), bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) patients continue to be at risk of aortic complications. Therefore, knowledge of native valve anatomy is important for follow-up. We aimed to determine the extent of which the presence of BAV disease is known in a regional post-AVR population. METHODS: The Electronical Medical Record system was used to collect all patients under follow-up after AVR. We documented their clinical data and used the operative report to determine valve phenotype; lacking reports were retrieved...
September 26, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Oliver J Harrison, Narain Moorjani, Christopher Torrens, Sunil K Ohri, Felino R Cagampang
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) disease is the most common congenital cardiac abnormality and predisposes patients to life-threatening aortic complications including aortic aneurysm. Quantitative real-time reverse transcription PCR (qRT-PCR) is one of the most commonly used methods to investigate underlying molecular mechanisms involved in aortopathy. The accuracy of the gene expression data is dependent on normalization by appropriate housekeeping (HK) genes, whose expression should remain constant regardless of aortic valve morphology, aortic diameter and other factors associated with aortopathy...
2016: PloS One
Roland Hilling-Smith, James Cockburn, Maureen Dooley, Jessica Parker, Andrea Newton, Andrew Hill, Uday Trivedi, Adam de Belder, David Hildick-Smith
: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) are now well established percutaneous procedures. These procedures almost always require bursts of rapid ventricular pacing to temporarily reduce cardiac output to facilitate the procedure, usually done via a temporary pacing wire inserted into the right ventricle. We describe a case series of 132 cases of TAVI and 76 BAV done using ventricular pacing via the left ventricular lead by simply connecting one electrode to the patient's skin and one electrode through the left ventricular (LV) wire...
October 11, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Hyun Ju Jung, Won-Kyoung Kwon, Sung Jun Lee, Nazri Mohamed, Bo-Mi Shin, Jinyoung Lee, Tae-Yop Kim
BACKGROUND: This study reports the efficacy of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) for evaluation of high take-off coronary ostia and proximal coronary arterial flows as an alternative to preoperative coronary angiography. CASE PRESENTATION: In a 65-year old male undergoing the bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) repair and the extensive remodeling of dilated sinus and tubular junction, and preoperative coronary angiography were unsuccessfully completed due to an allergic reaction to the contrast medium...
October 4, 2016: BMC Anesthesiology
Gianpiero Bonetti, Paola Tedeschi, Giuseppe Meca, Davide Bertelli, Jordi Mañes, Vincenzo Brandolini, Annalisa Maietti
Nettle (Urtica dioica L.) is a well-known plant with a wide historical background use of stems, roots and leaves. Nettle leaves are an excellent source of phenolic compounds, principally 3-caffeoylquinic acid (3-CQA), caffeoylmalic acid (CMA) and rutin. The aim of this work was to evaluate the bioaccessibility (BAC), the bioavailability (BAV) and the antioxidant activity of nettle phenolic compounds present in foods and supplements. The BAC of nettle phenolics was evaluated with an in vitro dynamic digestion of real food matrices: the type of food matrix and chemical characteristic affected the kinetics of release and solubilization, with the highest BAC after duodenal digestion...
October 12, 2016: Food & Function
Eric Yang, Jan Welink, Stephanie Cape, Eric Woolf, Jens Sydor, Christopher James, Dina Goykhman, Mark Arnold, Neil Addock, Ronald Bauer, Michael Buonarati, Eugene Ciccimaro, Raj Dodda, Christopher Evans, Fabio Garofolo, Nicola Hughes, Rafiq Islam, Corey Nehls, Amanda Wilson, Chad Briscoe, Mark Bustard, Laura Coppola, Stephanie Croft, Dieter Drexler, Luca Ferrari, Daniela Fraier, Rand Jenkins, John Kadavil, Lloyd King, Wenkui Li, Gustavo Mendes Lima Santos, Adrien Musuku, Ragu Ramanathan, Yoshiro Saito, Natasha Savoie, Scott Summerfield, Rachel Sun, Nilufer Tampal, Steve Vinter, Jason Wakelin-Smith, Qin Yue
The 2016 10(th) Workshop on Recent Issues in Bioanalysis (10(th) WRIB) took place in Orlando, Florida with participation of close to 700 professionals from pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, contract research organizations, and regulatory agencies worldwide. WRIB was once again a 5-day, weeklong event - A Full Immersion Week of Bioanalysis including Biomarkers and Immunogenicity. As usual, it was specifically designed to facilitate sharing, reviewing, discussing and agreeing on approaches to address the most current issues of interest including both small and large molecule analysis involving LCMS, hybrid LBA/LCMS, and LBA approaches, with the focus on biomarkers and immunogenicity...
October 7, 2016: Bioanalysis
Carmen Rueda-Martínez, M Carmen Fernández, María Teresa Soto-Navarrete, Manuel Jiménez-Navarro, Ana Carmen Durán, Borja Fernández
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most frequent congenital cardiac malformation in humans, and appears frequently associated with dilatation of the ascending aorta. This association is likely the result of a common aetiology. Currently, a Syrian hamster strain with a relatively high (∼40%) incidence of BAV constitutes the only spontaneous animal model of BAV disease. The characterization of molecular alterations in the aorta of hamsters with BAV may serve to identify pathophysiological mechanisms and molecular markers of disease in humans...
2016: PloS One
Yigal Abramowitz, Hasan Jilaihawi, Tarun Chakravarty, Yoshio Maeno, Hiroyuki Kawamori, Yoshio Kazuno, Geeteshwar Mangat, Tanya Rami, Zev Allison, David Anderson, Larry Chan, Wen Cheng, Raj R Makkar
OBJECTIVES: Aortic valve preparation with balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) has been previously considered mandatory during transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) procedures. BAV-inherent risks including stroke, conduction abnormalities, and reduced device profile size established the rationale for safe valve deployment without the need for aggressive valve preparation. We investigate the feasibility and safety of performing Sapien 3 (S3; Edwards Lifesciences) balloon-expandable TAVI with moderate or without predilation (PD)...
October 2016: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
Hector I Michelena, Rakesh M Suri, Ognjen Katan, Mackram F Eleid, Marie-Annick Clavel, Mathew J Maurer, Patricia A Pellikka, Douglas Mahoney, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano
BACKGROUND: Sex-related differences in morbidity and survival in bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) adults are fundamentally unknown. Contemporary studies portend excellent survival for BAV patients identified at early echocardiographic-clinical stages. Whether BAV adults incur a survival disadvantage throughout subsequent echocardiographic-clinical stages remains undetermined. METHODS AND RESULTS: Analysis was done of 3 different cohorts of consecutive patients with echocardiographic diagnosis of BAV identified retrospectively: (1) a community cohort of 416 patients with first BAV diagnosis (age 35±21 years, follow-up 16±7 years), (2) a tertiary clinical referral cohort of 2824 BAV adults (age 51±16 years, follow-up 9±6 years), and (3) a surgical referral cohort of 2242 BAV adults referred for aortic valve replacement (AVR) (age 62±14 years, follow-up 6±5 years)...
2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
Josephina Haunschild, Isabel N Schellinger, Sandy von Salisch, Farhad Bakhtiary, Martin Misfeld, Friedrich Wilhelm Mohr, Uwe Raaz, Christian D Etz
BACKGROUND: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV), the most frequent congenital cardiac abnormality, is associated with a higher risk for ascending aortic aneurysms and aorta-related complications (ie, dissection and rupture). The aim of this study was to quantify granular media calcinosis (GMC) in the ascending aortic wall of patients with BAV. METHODS: We analyzed samples of the ascending aorta from patients with BAV (n = 54) and patients with tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) (n = 33) who underwent aortic repair, regarding medial thickness and diameter expansion...
September 22, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Ulrich Schneider, Christopher Hofmann, Diana Aicher, Hiroaki Takahashi, Yujiro Miura, Hans-Joachim Schäfers
BACKGROUND: Isolated repair of the regurgitant bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) has yielded suboptimal durability, with annular dilatation being important risk factor for recurrent aortic regurgitation. We hypothesized that adding a suture annuloplasty (SA) should lead to improved repair stability. METHODS: Between July 1999 and September 2014, 268 patients (mean age, 41 ± 13 years, 249 male) underwent isolated BAV repair. From January 2009 to September 2014, 164 consecutive patients (study group) underwent SA using either braided polyester (n = 37) or expanded polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE) (n = 127)...
September 20, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Patrick M Sullivan, Agustin E Rubio, Troy A Johnston, Thomas K Jones
OBJECTIVES: To describe long-term risk of mortality, aortic insufficiency (AI), and re-intervention following balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) in pediatric patients and to identify risk factors for re-intervention. BACKGROUND: Few studies report long-term outcomes following BAV in infants and children. METHODS: Kaplan-Meier estimates and proportional hazards regression were used in a retrospective study of 154 patients undergoing BAV from 1993 to 2013...
September 21, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Carmen Rueda-Martínez, Oscar Lamas, María José Mataró, Juan Robledo-Carmona, Gemma Sánchez-Espín, Inmaculada Moreno-Santos, Fernando Carrasco-Chinchilla, Pastora Gallego, Miguel Such-Martínez, Eduardo de Teresa, Manuel Jiménez-Navarro, Borja Fernández
OBJECTIVES: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most prevalent congenital cardiac malformation, frequently associated with aortic dilatation (AD). The molecular mechanisms involved in AD and its aetiological link with BAV formation are poorly understood. Altered fibrillin-1 (FBN1) and metalloprotease-2, -9 (MMP2,9) protein activities have been suggested to be involved in BAV aortopathy. In addition, FBN2 participates in embryonic valve formation, but its possible involvement in BAV-associated AD has never been explored...
September 15, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Roland Fiszer, Małgorzata Szkutnik, Linda Litwin, Sebastian Smerdziński, Beata Chodór, Jacek Białkowski
INTRODUCTION: Balloon angioplasty (BAP) and aortic or pulmonary balloon valvuloplasty (BAV, BPV) are well-established treatment options in congenital heart defects. Recently, significant technological progress has been made and new catheters have been implemented in clinical practice. AIM: To analyze the results of BAP, BAV and BPV with the new balloon catheter Valver and its second generation Valver II, which the company Balton (Poland) launched and developed. These catheters have not been clinically evaluated yet...
2016: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
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