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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324512/exercise-capacity-in-patients-with-the-total-artificial-heart
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Justin M Canada, Ronald K Evans, Antonio Abbate, Ross Arena, Daniel G Tang, Vigneshwar Kasirajan, Keyur B Shah
There is a dearth of information regarding the functional abilities of patients with the total artificial heart (TAH). Increased utilization of the TAH and patient discharge to home with the portable unit necessitates a shift in focus to quality of life, which includes quantifying and ultimately optimizing functional capacity. To date, only single-patient case studies have described the exercise response of the TAH patient. Fourteen patients with the TAH underwent cardiopulmonary exercise testing with concurrent analysis of TAH device function...
January 10, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285725/influence-of-iterative-reconstruction-on-coronary-calcium-scores-at-multiple-heart-rates-a-multivendor-phantom-study-on-state-of-the-art-ct-systems
#2
N R van der Werf, M J Willemink, T P Willems, M J W Greuter, T Leiner
The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of iterative reconstruction on coronary calcium scores (CCS) at different heart rates for four state-of-the-art CT systems. Within an anthropomorphic chest phantom, artificial coronary arteries were translated in a water-filled compartment. The arteries contained three different calcifications with low (38 mg), medium (80 mg) and high (157 mg) mass. Linear velocities were applied, corresponding to heart rates of 0, < 60, 60-75 and > 75 bpm...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259185/a-micromagnetic-protocol-for-qualitatively-predicting-stochastic-domain-wall-pinning
#3
K A Omari, T J Hayward
Understanding dynamically-induced stochastic switching effects in soft ferromagnetic nanowires is a critical challenge for realising spintronic devices with deterministic switching behaviour. Here, we present a micromagnetic simulation protocol for qualitatively predicting dynamic stochastic domain wall (DW) pinning/depinning at artificial defect sites in Ni80Fe20 nanowires, and demonstrate its abilities by correlating its predictions with the results of focused magneto-optic Kerr effect measurements. We analyse DW pinning configurations in both thin nanowires (t = 10 nm) and thick nanowires (t = 40 nm) with both single (asymmetric) and double (symmetric) notches, showing how our approach provides understanding of the complex DW-defect interactions at the heart of stochastic pinning behaviours...
December 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245181/revealing-a-new-mode-of-sensitization-induced-by-mechanical-circulatory-support-devices-impact-of-anti-at1-r-antibodies
#4
X Zhang, J Mirocha, T Aintablian, S Dimbil, J Moriguchi, F Arabia, J A Kobashigawa, N L Reinsmoen
BACKGROUND: Increased levels of angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1 R) antibody have been shown to be associated with allograft rejection. This study aims to determine the rate of development of antibody to AT1 R after Mechanical Circulatory Support Device (MCS) implantation, and if development of strong binding AT1 R antibodies is associated with survival. METHODS: 88 patients who had one MCS implantation were accessed based on serum availability. MCS in this cohort included pneumatic bilateral paracorporeal ventricular assist device, continuous flow left ventricular assist device, and total artificial heart...
December 15, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244074/the-heart-regulates-the-endocrine-response-to-heart-failure-cardiac-contribution-to-circulating-neprilysin
#5
Mattia Arrigo, Nicolas Vodovar, Hélène Nougué, Malha Sadoune, Chris J Pemberton, Pamela Ballan, Pierre-Olivier Ludes, Nicolas Gendron, Alain Carpentier, Bernard Cholley, Philippe Bizouarn, Alain Cohen-Solal, Jagmeet P Singh, Jackie Szymonifka, Christian Latremouille, Jane-Lise Samuel, Jean-Marie Launay, Julien Pottecher, A Mark Richards, Quynh A Truong, David M Smadja, Alexandre Mebazaa
Aims: Heart failure (HF) is accompanied by major neuroendocrine changes including the activation of the natriuretic peptide (NP) pathway. Using the unique model of patients undergoing implantation of the CARMAT total artificial heart and investigating regional differences in soluble neprilysin (sNEP) in patients with reduced or preserved systolic function, we studied the regulation of the NP pathway in HF. Methods and results: Venous blood samples from two patients undergoing replacement of the failing ventricles with a total artificial heart were collected before implantation and weekly thereafter until post-operative week 6...
December 13, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240626/first-report-of-biventricular-percutaneous-impella-ventricular-assist-device-use-in-pediatric-patients
#6
Javier J Lasa, Daniel A Castellanos, Susan W Denfield, William J Dreyer, Sebastian C Tume, Henri Justino, Athar M Qureshi
There is a growing interest in the use of percutaneously delivered ventricular assist devices (PVAD) in the pediatric patient population. A 16 year old female and 18 year old male both status post heart transplantation presented with evidence of graft rejection and acute severe global systolic and diastolic heart failure necessitating hemodynamic catheterization and inotropic support. Both underwent percutaneous Impella CP LVAD (Abiomed, Danvers, MA) placement with close monitoring of right ventricular function...
December 11, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232303/totally-endoscopic-cardiac-surgery-for-atrial-septal-defect-repair-on-beating-heart-without-robotic-assistance-in-25-patients
#7
Quang-Huy Dang, Ngoc-Thanh Le, Cong-Huu Nguyen, Dac-Dai Tran, Do-Hung Nguyen, Trung-Hieu Nguyen, Thi-Hai-Linh Ngo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate the effectivity and safety of totally endoscopic cardiac surgery without robotic assistance for atrial septal defect (ASD) closure on beating hearts. METHODS: Twenty-five patients (adults/children: 15/10) underwent ASD closure using nonrobotically assisted totally endoscopic approach on beating heart. Three 5-mm trocars and one 12-mm trocar were used, only the superior vena cava is snared, filling the pleural and pericardial cavities with CO2, and the heart was beating during the surgery...
November 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198868/an-interagency-registry-for-mechanically-assisted-circulatory-support-intermacs-analysis-of-hospitalization-functional-status-and-mortality-after-mechanical-circulatory-support-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
#8
Ari Cedars, Christina Vanderpluym, Devin Koehl, Ryan Cantor, Shelby Kutty, James K Kirklin
BACKGROUND: Adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) prevalence is increasing worldwide, with advanced heart failure (HF) as a leading cause of death. Limited data are available on durable mechanical circulatory support (MCS) in ACHD patients. METHODS: ACHD patients from the Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) database were identified and propensity matched with non-ACHD patients using risk factors from the INTERMACS Seventh Annual Report...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191294/evolving-areas-in-heart-transplantation
#9
REVIEW
Brittany N Weber, Jon A Kobashigawa, Michael M Givertz
It has been 50 years since Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the first human-to-human heart transplant in December 1967 in South Africa. Remarkable progress has been made since that time, including changes in surgical techniques, immunosuppression, donor and recipient selection, and post-transplant care. In this paper, we provide a perspective on the changing face of heart transplantation and highlight key evolving areas. Topics that are covered include advances in immunosuppression, screening for acute and chronic rejection, cardiac allograft vasculopathy, and ongoing advancements in cardiac replacement therapy, including xenotransplantation, stem-cell research, tissue engineering, and the total artificial heart...
December 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153213/-circulatory-assistance-an-alternative-to-heart-transplantation
#10
Jean-Christian Roussel, Thomas Sénage
Circulatory assistance is developing as a treatment for patients with end-stage heart failure. There are two alternative devices: a univentricular circulatory assist pump, or a total artificial heart. It is used to bridge the time to transplantation and, increasingly, as a definitive alternative to a heart transplant.
November 2017: Soins; la Revue de Référence Infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149978/perioperative-prophylaxis-for-total-artificial-heart-transplantation
#11
H E Chambers, P Pelish, F Qiu, D F Florescu
BACKGROUND: Practice variation regarding perioperative antimicrobial prophylaxis in total artificial heart transplantations (TAH-t) across institutions is unknown. The aim of our survey was to assess the current practices for prevention of infection in TAH-t recipients among different programs. METHODS: An electronic survey was sent to programs that implant Syncardia TAH (Syncardia Systems, Tuscon, Ariz, USA). Proportions were analyzed for categorical variables; means and SDs were analyzed for continuous variables...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135479/use-of-remote-pulmonary-artery-pressure-monitoring-cardiomems-system-in-total-artificial-heart-to-assess-pulmonary-hemodynamics-for-heart-transplantation
#12
Salman Gohar, Ziad Taimeh, Jeff Morgan, O H Frazier, Francisco Arabia, Andrew Civitello, Ajith Nair
The temporary total artificial heart (TAH-t) has been valuable as a bridge to transplantation in patients with biventricular failure. However, the challenges of accurately assessing pulmonary vascular resistance after TAH-t implantation can preclude these patients from heart transplantation, especially those with pre-existing pulmonary hypertension. The CardioMEMS Heart Failure System (St. Jude's Medical, Little Canada, MN) comprises a wireless pressure sensor that is implanted percutaneously in the pulmonary artery and transmits real-time measurements of pulmonary artery pressures...
November 8, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110413/successful-heart-transplantation-in-patients-with-total-artificial-heart-infections
#13
Sarah Taimur, Timothy Sullivan, Mennakshi Rana, Gopi Patel, Julie Roldan, Kimberly Ashley, Sean Pinney, Anelechi Anyanwu, Shirish Huprikar
BACKGROUND: Data are limited on clinical outcomes in patients awaiting heart transplant (HT) with total artificial heart (TAH) infections (TAHIs). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all TAH recipients at our center. TAHI was classified as definite if a microorganism was isolated in cultures from the exit site or deep tissues around the TAH, as probable in patients without surgical or microbiologic evidence of infection but no other explanation for persistent or recurrent bloodstream infection (BSI); or possible in patients with clinical suspicion and radiographic findings suggestive of TAHI, but without surgical intervention or microbiologic evidence...
November 7, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099541/pulmonary-arteriovenous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-to-avoid-pulmonary-overflow-during-total-artificial-heart-implantation
#14
Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili, Jessica G Y Luc, Fabio Sagebin, Joshua K Wong, Howard T Massey
Total artificial hearts (TAH) can be used as a bridge to transplant or, occasionally, as destination therapy for patients with severe biventricular dysfunction. Not infrequently TAHs are placed in patients with severe low flow states, in which the lungs of these patients are unable to adjust rapidly to the "normal" right ventricular output of a TAH. These patients may develop variable degrees of pulmonary edema secondary to stress failure of the pulmonary capillaries requiring increased respiratory support, which can occasionally be fatal...
November 2, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094038/intracorporeal-heat-distribution-from-fully-implantable-energy-sources-for-mechanical-circulatory-support-a-computational-proof-of-concept-study
#15
Jacopo Biasetti, Aliaksei Pustavoitau, Pier Giorgio Spazzini
Mechanical circulatory support devices, such as total artificial hearts and left ventricular assist devices, rely on external energy sources for their continuous operation. Clinically approved power supplies rely on percutaneous cables connecting an external energy source to the implanted device with the associated risk of infections. One alternative, investigated in the 70s and 80s, employs a fully implanted nuclear power source. The heat generated by the nuclear decay can be converted into electricity to power circulatory support devices...
2017: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028652/novel-dry-lab-training-method-for-totally-endoscopic-coronary-anastomosis-a-pilot-study
#16
Kosuke Ujihira, Akira Yamada
OBJECTIVE: We describe our original dry-lab training system for nonrobotic and beating heart endoscopic coronary artery anastomosis. METHODS: All the materials used for this training were commercially available. We selected a boxed machine, which can produce pulsatile movements of artificial vessels, and on its roof, we installed a two-dimensional home video camera and a monitor. A multiple-holed plate was placed in front of the machine, and through these holes, a trainee inserted endoscopic surgical instruments and anastomosed the artificial vessels by running fashion while watching the monitor...
September 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987857/intracranial-hemorrhage-in-patients-with-durable-mechanical-circulatory-support-devices-institutional-review-and-proposed-treatment-algorithm
#17
Wyatt L Ramey, Robyn L Basken, Christina M Walter, Zain Khalpey, G Michael Lemole, Travis M Dumont
OBJECTIVE: Spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) is frequently managed in neurosurgery. Patients with durable mechanical circulatory support devices, including total artificial hearts (TAHs) and left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are often encountered in the setting of ICH. While durable mechanical circulatory support devices have improved survival and quality of life for patients with advanced heart failure, ICH is one of the most feared complications following LVAD and TAH implantation...
October 4, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986001/a-bioprosthetic-total-artificial-heart-for-end-stage-heart-failure-results-from-a-pilot-study
#18
Christian Latrémouille, Alain Carpentier, Pascal Leprince, Jean-Christian Roussel, Bernard Cholley, Elodie Boissier, Eric Epailly, Antoine Capel, Piet Jansen, David M Smadja
BACKGROUND: The electro-hydraulically actuated Carmat total artificial heart (C-TAH) is designed to replace the heart in patients with end-stage heart failure, either as bridge to transplant or destination therapy. It provides pulsatile flow and contains bio-prosthetic blood contacting materials. A clinical feasibility study was conducted to evaluate the C-TAH safety and performance. METHODS: Hospitalized patients, at imminent risk of death from irreversible biventricular failure despite optimal medical management, and not eligible for transplant or eligible but on extracorporeal life support, were enrolled...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965736/second-annual-pediatric-interagency-registry-for-mechanical-circulatory-support-pedimacs-report-pre-implant-characteristics-and-outcomes
#19
Elizabeth D Blume, Christina VanderPluym, Angela Lorts, J Timothy Baldwin, Joseph W Rossano, David L S Morales, Ryan S Cantor, Marissa A Miller, James D St Louis, Devin Koehl, David L Sutcliffe, Pirooz Eghtesady, James K Kirklin, David N Rosenthal
BACKGROUND: Expanded use of pediatric ventricular assist devices (VADs) has decreased mortality in children awaiting heart transplantation. Pediatric Interagency Registry for Mechanical Circulatory Support (Pedimacs), a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-sponsored North American database, provides a platform to understand this emerging population. METHODS: Between September 2012 and September 2016, patients aged younger than 19 years who underwent VAD implantation were enrolled in Pedimacs...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939118/dry-eye-disease-in-the-elderly-in-a-french-population-based-study-the-montrachet-study-maculopathy-optic-nerve-nutrition-neurovascular-and-heart-diseases-prevalence-and-associated-factors
#20
Arthur Ferrero, Seydou Alassane, Christine Binquet, Lionel Bretillon, Niyazi Acar, Louis Arnould, Aurore Muselier-Mathieu, Cécile Delcourt, Alain M Bron, Catherine Creuzot-Garcher
PURPOSE: To estimate the prevalence of dry eye disease (DED) in the elderly and to describe systemic and ocular factors associated with DED in a population-based study, the Montrachet (Maculopathy Optic Nerve nuTRition neurovAsCular and HEarT diseases) study. METHODS: Dry eye symptoms were evaluated using the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) questionnaire. A self-reported history of dry eye symptoms and artificial tear use were also recorded. Every participant underwent an ophthalmic evaluation, which included the Schirmer test without anesthesia (Schirmer I), tear film breakup time (TFBUT) measurement, and fluorescein corneal staining evaluation...
September 19, 2017: Ocular Surface
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