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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925053/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-can-save-lives-in-children-with-heart-or-lung-failure-after-liver-transplantation
#1
Sandrine Jean, Christophe Chardot, Mehdi Oualha, Carmen Capito, Olivier Bustarret, Philippe Pouard, Sylvain Renolleau, Florence Lacaille, Laurent Dupic
The risk of cardiac or lung failure after liver transplantation (LT) is significant. In rare cases, the usual intensive care techniques fail to maintain organ oxygenation with a risk of multiorgan dysfunction. Although extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a difficult and risky procedure, it can be proposed as life-saving. Four children with either acute pulmonary (three) or cardiac (one) failure after LT, and the criteria that decided the use of ECMO (level of ventilation and results, dosage of inotropic drugs, cardiac ultrasound, blood lactate) were retrospectively reported...
September 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923651/high-resolution-magic-angle-spinning-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-for-the-metabolic-assessment-of-acute-rejection-after-cardiac-transplantation-in-rats
#2
C W Lee, J S Lee, C W Woo, S Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate the potential of high-resolution magic angle spinning (HR-MAS) (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy for metabolite characterization and the differentiation of acute rejection after heart transplantation in rat models. METHODS: We transplanted syngeneic heart grafts from Lewis rats (n = 4) and allogeneic heart grafts from F344 rats (n = 4) heterotopically into Lewis recipients. On day 7 postoperatively, the transplanted hearts were harvested for ex vivo (1)H NMR spectroscopy and HR-MAS (1)H NMR spectroscopy...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917560/outcomes-of-rescue-cardiopulmonary-support-for-periprocedural-acute-hemodynamic-decompensation-in-patients-undergoing-catheter-ablation-of-electrical-storm
#3
Andres Enriquez, Jackson Liang, Javier Gentile, Robert Schaller, Gregory Supple, David S Frankel, Fermin Garcia, Joyce Wald, Edo Y Birati, J Eduardo Rame, Christian Bermudez, David Callans, Francis Marchlinski, Pasquale Santangeli
BACKGROUND: In patients with ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation (VT/VF) electrical storm (ES) undergoing catheter ablation (CA), hypotension due to refractory VT/VF, use of anesthesia and cardiac stunning due to repeated ICD shocks might precipitate acute hemodynamic decompensation (AHD). OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the outcomes of emergent cardiopulmonary support with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to rescue AHD in patients undergoing CA of ES. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2016, 21 patients with ES (VT in 11 and PVC-triggered VF in 10) were referred for CA and had periprocedural AHD requiring emergent ECMO support...
September 13, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913397/cardiac-transplant-due-to-metal-toxicity-associated-with-hip-arthroplasty
#4
Sheldon Moniz, Sean Hodgkinson, Piers Yates
Concerns regarding metal-on-metal (MoM) bearing couples in total hip arthroplasty are well documented in the literature with cobalt (Co) and chromium (Cr) toxicity causing a range of both local and systemic adverse reactions. We describe the case of a patient undergoing cardiac transplantation as a direct result of Co and Cr toxicity following a MoM hip replacement. Poor implant positioning led to catastrophic wear generating abundant wear particles leading to Co and Cr toxicity, metallosis, bony destruction, elevated metal ion levels, and adverse biological responses...
September 2017: Arthroplasty Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912262/diastolic-pressure-difference-to-classify-pulmonary-hypertension-in-the-assessment-of-heart-transplant-candidates
#5
Stephen P Wright, Yasbanoo Moayedi, Farid Foroutan, Suhail Agarwal, Geraldine Paradero, Ana C Alba, Jay Baumwol, Susanna Mak
BACKGROUND: The diastolic pressure difference (DPD) is recommended to differentiate between isolated postcapillary and combined pre-/postcapillary pulmonary hypertension (Cpc-PH) in left heart disease (PH-LHD). However, in usual practice, negative DPD values are commonly calculated, potentially related to the use of mean pulmonary artery wedge pressure (PAWP). We used the ECG to gate late-diastolic PAWP measurements. We examined the method's impact on calculated DPD, PH-LHD subclassification, hemodynamic profiles, and mortality...
September 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912261/preoperative-pectoralis-muscle-quantity-and-attenuation-by-computed-tomography-are-novel-and-powerful-predictors-of-mortality-after-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation
#6
Levi M Teigen, Ranjit John, Adam J Kuchnia, Emily M Nagel, Carrie P Earthman, Jessica Kealhofer, Cindy Martin, Rebecca Cogswell
BACKGROUND: Skeletal muscle mass decreases in end-stage heart failure and is predictive of clinical outcomes in several disease states. Skeletal muscle attenuation and quantity as quantified on preoperative chest computed tomographic scans may be predictive of mortality after continuous flow (CF) left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. METHODS AND RESULTS: A single-center continuous flow-LVAD database (n=354) was used to identify patients with chest computed tomographies performed in the 3 months before LVAD implantation (n=143)...
September 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904266/clinical-impact-of-main-pulmonary-artery-dilatation-on-outcome-in-pediatric-idiopathic-and-heritable-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#7
Satoshi Ikehara, Shinichi Takatsuki, Tomotaka Nakayama, Kazuyuki Naoi, Hiroyuki Matsuura, Tsutomu Saji
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the clinical impact of pulmonary artery (PA) dilatation on outcomes in pediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).Methods and Results:This study investigated the clinical outcomes of idiopathic or heritable PAH in 66 children aged <18 years at diagnosis. Main PA/thorax (MPA/T) ratio was measured on chest radiography in PAH patients. Patients were divided into 2 groups based on MPA/T ratio, and compared with a control group of 166 age- and gender-matched healthy children...
September 13, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895197/impact-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-on-mitral-valve-apparatus-geometry-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-secondary-mitral-regurgitation
#8
Christos G Mihos, Evin Yucel, Romain Capoulade, Mary P Orencole, Gaurav A Upadhyay, Orlando Santana, Jagmeet P Singh, Michael H Picard
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) may improve secondary mitral regurgitation (MR) in patients with cardiomyopathy. The effects on mitral valve (MV) and left ventricular (LV) geometry, however, have not been clearly defined. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2012, 229 CRT implants were performed at a single academic center. Seventy-one had ≥mild MR at baseline and serial echocardiography, without subsequent MV intervention. The pre-CRT and follow-up echocardiograms were retrospectively reviewed for (1) MV and LV geometry measurements; (2) MR grade; and (3) LV remodeling indices...
September 12, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886530/a-novel-ventricular-restraint-device-asd-repetitively-deliver-salvia-miltiorrhiza-to-epicardium-have-good-curative-effects-in-heart-failure-management
#9
Muhammad Naveed, Li Wenhua, Wang Gang, Imran Shair Mohammad, Muhammad Abbas, Xiaoqian Liao, Mengqi Yang, Li Zhang, Xiaolin Liu, Xiaoming Qi, Yineng Chen, Lv Jiadi, Linlan Ye, Wang Zhijie, Chen Ding Ding, Yu Feng, Zhou Xiaohui
A novel ventricular restraint is the non-transplant surgical option for the management of an end-stage dilated heart failure (HF). To expand the therapeutic techniques we design a novel ventricular restraint device (ASD) which has the ability to deliver a therapeutic drug directly to the heart. We deliver a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Salvia miltiorrhiza (Danshen Zhusheye) through active hydraulic ventricular support drug delivery system (ASD) and we hypothesize that it will show better results in HF management than the restraint device and drug alone...
September 5, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884991/acute-cardiac-disease-in-a-patient-with-hyper-ige-syndrome
#10
A Castilano, H Watti, A Abdulbaki, K Modi, J A Bocchini, S L Bahna
We describe the case of a 24-year-old male with hyper-IgE syndrome (HIES) which was diagnosed at 4 years of age and died from a very rare cardiac complication. He had typical clinical and laboratory manifestations of HIES, including total serum IgE as high as > 100,000 IU/mL. Stem cell transplantation was not available. During the 20-year follow-up, he suffered numerous various infections of the skin and deep organs, partial lung resection, as well as multiple bone fractures. At age 24, he developed acute decompensated heart failure associated with elevated serum troponin I and brain natriuretic protein...
September 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882368/the-epigenetic-promise-to-improve-prognosis-of-heart-failure-and-heart-transplantation
#11
REVIEW
Chiara Sabia, Antonietta Picascia, Vincenzo Grimaldi, Cristiano Amarelli, Ciro Maiello, Claudio Napoli
Heart transplantation is still the only possible life-saving treatment for end-stage heart failure, the critical epilogue of several cardiac diseases. Epigenetic mechanisms are being intensively investigated because they could contribute to establishing innovative diagnostic and predictive biomarkers, as well as ground-breaking therapies both for heart failure and heart transplantation rejection. DNA methylation and histone modifications can modulate the innate and adaptive immune response by acting on the expression of immune-related genes that, in turn, are crucial determinants of transplantation outcome...
August 15, 2017: Transplantation Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879059/pulmonary-hypertension-and-cardiac-hypertrophy-in-children-recipients-of-orthotopic-living-related-liver-transplantation
#12
Magd A Kotb, Inas Abd El Satar, Ahmed M Badr, Nancy H Anis, Hoda Abd El Rahman Ismail, Alaa F Hamza, Hesham M Abdelkader
Surgical stress, liberation of cytokines associated with re-perfusion injury, and long standing use of immune suppressive medications in children recipients of orthotopic living related liver transplantation (OLRLT) pose cardiovascular risk. Reported cardiovascular adverse effects vary from left ventricular wall thickening, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy to resting ECG abnormalities, asymptomatic ST depression following increased heart rate and ventricular arrhythmias. Twenty-five consecutive children recipients of OLRLT were assessed by conventional 2-D, M-mode echocardiography and Doppler...
November 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877291/survival-and-cardiovascular-outcomes-of-patients-with-secondary-mitral-regurgitation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#13
Anna Sannino, Robert L Smith, Gabriele G Schiattarella, Bruno Trimarco, Giovanni Esposito, Paul A Grayburn
Importance: The outcomes of patients with left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and secondary mitral regurgitation (SMR) are still controversial. Objective: To clarify the role of SMR in the outcomes of patients with ischemic or idiopathic cardiomyopathies. Data Sources: MEDLINE, ISI Web of Science, and Scopus databases were searched for studies published up to March 2017. Study Selection: Studies reporting data on outcomes in patients with SMR were included...
September 6, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875984/multiscale-technologies-for-treatment-of-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
#14
REVIEW
Morteza Mahmoudi, Mikyung Yu, Vahid Serpooshan, Joseph C Wu, Robert Langer, Richard T Lee, Jeffrey M Karp, Omid C Farokhzad
The adult mammalian heart possesses only limited capacity for innate regeneration and the response to severe injury is dominated by the formation of scar tissue. Current therapy to replace damaged cardiac tissue is limited to cardiac transplantation and thus many patients suffer progressive decay in the heart's pumping capacity to the point of heart failure. Nanostructured systems have the potential to revolutionize both preventive and therapeutic approaches for treating cardiovascular disease. Here, we outline recent advancements in nanotechnology that could be exploited to overcome the major obstacles in the prevention of and therapy for heart disease...
September 6, 2017: Nature Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874164/radiation-free-cmr-diagnostic-heart-catheterization-in-children
#15
Kanishka Ratnayaka, Joshua P Kanter, Anthony Z Faranesh, Elena K Grant, Laura J Olivieri, Russell R Cross, Ileen F Cronin, Karin S Hamann, Adrienne E Campbell-Washburn, Kendall J O'Brien, Toby Rogers, Michael S Hansen, Robert J Lederman
BACKGROUND: Children with heart disease may require repeated X-Ray cardiac catheterization procedures, are more radiosensitive, and more likely to survive to experience oncologic risks of medical radiation. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is radiation-free and offers information about structure, function, and perfusion but not hemodynamics. We intend to perform complete radiation-free diagnostic right heart catheterization entirely using CMR fluoroscopy guidance in an unselected cohort of pediatric patients; we report the feasibility and safety...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865557/multimodality-noninvasive-imaging-in-the-monitoring-of-pediatric-heart-transplantation
#16
REVIEW
Steven J Kindel, Hao H Hsu, Tarique Hussain, Jonathan N Johnson, Colin J McMahon, Shelby Kutty
Orthotopic heart transplantation is a well-established and effective therapeutic option for children with end-stage heart failure. Multiple modalities, including noninvasive cardiac imaging, cardiac catheterization, angiography, and endomyocardial biopsy, are helpful to monitor these patients for graft dysfunction, rejection, and vasculopathy. Because of morbidities associated with invasive monitoring, noninvasive imaging plays a key role in the surveillance and evaluation of symptoms in pediatric transplant recipients...
September 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864134/rationale-and-design-of-a-prospective-study-to-assess-the-effect-of-left-cardiac-sympathetic-denervation-in-chronic-heart-failure
#17
Ashley Chin, Mpiko Ntsekhe, Charle Viljoen, Johan Rossouw, Tim Pennel, Peter J Schwartz
BACKGROUND: The main causes of mortality in patients with chronic heart failure include sudden cardiac death (SCD) and progressive heart failure. Autonomic dysfunction plays a detrimental role in the progression of chronic heart failure. Left cardiac sympathetic denervation (LCSD) is an inexpensive and safe procedure which modifies autonomic innervation of the heart and is associated with a significant antifibrillatory effect. Whether LCSD reduces the risk of SCD, delays progression of heart failure and improves quality of life in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) is not known...
August 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859788/outcomes-after-transplantation-of%C3%A2-donor%C3%A2-hearts-with-improving-left%C3%A2-ventricular-systolic%C3%A2-dysfunction
#18
MULTICENTER STUDY
Shivank Madan, Omar Saeed, Peter Vlismas, Ioanna Katsa, Snehal R Patel, Julia J Shin, William A Jakobleff, Daniel J Goldstein, Daniel B Sims, Ulrich P Jorde
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) accounts for almost 25% of nonacceptance of potential donor hearts. Previous smaller, single-center studies showed that LVSD following brain death may be transient, and such hearts can be successfully resuscitated with resolution of LVSD, then transplanted. OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated outcomes of donor hearts with LVSD on initial transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) that resolved during donor management...
September 5, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859754/evolution-of-functional-mitral-regurgitation-and-prognosis-in-medically%C3%A2-managed-heart-failure-patients%C3%A2-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
#19
Riwa Nasser, Lauranne Van Assche, Anne Vorlat, Tom Vermeulen, Emeline Van Craenenbroeck, Viviane Conraads, Vicky Van der Meiren, Bharati Shivalkar, Paul Van Herck, Marc J Claeys
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess whether medical management may alter the severity of functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) and its prognosis in patients who have heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). BACKGROUND: FMR in patients who have HFrEF is associated with a worse prognosis. It is uncertain to what extent medical management may alter the severity of FMR and its prognosis. METHODS: The extent of FMR was assessed at baseline and after a median follow-up period of 50 months in 163 consecutive HFrEF patients (left ventricular ejection fraction <40%)...
September 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844518/usefulness-of-sodium-bicarbonate-for-the-prevention-of-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
#20
Pau Alonso, Jorge Sanz, Ana García-Orts, Samuel Reina, Sonia Jiménez, Joaquín Osca, Oscar Cano, Ana Andrés, María José Sancho-Tello, Luis Martínez
The use of contrast media during cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices implantation is associated with the risk of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN). The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible beneficial role of periprocedural intravenous volume expansion with isotonic saline and sodium bicarbonate solution in patients who undergo CRT implantation. Eligible patients were randomly assigned in a 1:1 ratio to receive hydration plus one-sixth molar sodium bicarbonate (study group) or not (control group)...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
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