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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918116/atherosclerotic-disease-and-its-relationship-to-lumbar-degenerative-disc-disease-facet-arthritis-and-stenosis-with-computed-tomography-angiography
#1
William J Beckworth, John F Holbrook, Lisa G Foster, Laura A Ward, James R Welle
BACKGROUND: The intervertebral disc is the largest avascular structure in the body. It relies on passive diffusion from arteries at the periphery of the disc for nutrition. Prior studies have suggested a correlation between vascular disease and lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD) but the association with facet arthritis and stenosis has not been evaluated. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the degree of lumbar artery stenosis, aortic atherosclerosis on computed tomography angiography (CTAs) and its relationship to lumbar DDD, facet arthritis and spinal canal stenosis...
September 13, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903993/mitral-regurgitation-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-diagnosis-and-management
#2
REVIEW
Anna Sannino, Paul A Grayburn
Severe aortic stenosis (AS) and mitral regurgitation (MR) frequently coexist. Although some observational studies have reported that moderate or severe MR is associated with higher mortality, the optimal management of such patients is still unclear. Simultaneous replacement of both aortic and mitral valves is linked to significantly higher morbidity and mortality. Recent advances in minimally invasive surgical or transcatheter therapies for MR allow for staged procedures in which surgical or transcatheter aortic valve replacement (SAVR/TAVR) is done first and MR severity re-evaluated afterwards...
September 13, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903936/aortic-valve-stenosis-alters-expression-of-regional-aortic-wall-shear-stress-new-insights-from-a-4-dimensional-flow-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study-of-571-subjects
#3
Pim van Ooij, Michael Markl, Jeremy D Collins, James C Carr, Cynthia Rigsby, Robert O Bonow, S Chris Malaisrie, Patrick M McCarthy, Paul W M Fedak, Alex J Barker
BACKGROUND: Wall shear stress (WSS) is a stimulus for vessel wall remodeling. Differences in ascending aorta (AAo) hemodynamics have been reported between bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and tricuspid aortic valve patients with aortic dilatation, but the confounding impact of aortic valve stenosis (AS) is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Five hundred seventy-one subjects underwent 4-dimensional flow magnetic resonance imaging in the thoracic aorta (210 right-left BAV cusp fusions, 60 right-noncoronary BAV cusp fusions, 245 tricuspid aortic valve patients with aortic dilatation, and 56 healthy controls)...
September 13, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902640/is-neutrophyl-to-lymphocyte-ratio-really-a-useful-marker-for-all-grades-of-degenerative-aortic-stenosis
#4
Selçuk Küçükseymen, Göksel Çağırcı, Ramazan Güven, Şakir Arslan
OBJECTIVE: Inflammatory processes play an important role in cardiac valve calcification and ossification. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and degenerative aortic stenosis (AS). METHODS: A total of 220 patients with AS and 158 healthy individuals who were a control group were included in the study. The NLR was calculated by dividing the number of neutrophils by number of lymphocytes in peripheral blood samples...
September 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895294/pathology-of-self-expanding-transcatheter-aortic-valves-findings-from-the-corevalve-us-pivotal-trials
#5
Kazuyuki Yahagi, Sho Torii, Elena Ladich, Robert Kutys, Maria E Romero, Hiroyoshi Mori, Frank D Kolodgie, Jeffrey J Popma, Renu Virmani, Aloke V Finn
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has recently become an alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement for patients with severe aortic stenosis. However, paravalvular leaks, possible leaflet thrombosis, and device durability following TAVR remain unresolved issues. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted the first systematic microscopic and macroscopic pathologic analysis of self-expanding CoreValve transcatheter aortic valves removed at autopsy or surgically from the U...
September 12, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895061/valvular-heart-disease-in-women-differential-remodeling-and-response-to-new-therapies
#6
REVIEW
Jaya Chandrasekhar, George Dangas, Roxana Mehran
In the United States, valvular heart disease (VHD) has a prevalence of 2.5%, most commonly presenting as aortic stenosis (AS) or mitral valve regurgitation (MR) and increasingly observed to be of a degenerative etiology. Women frequently have latent symptoms despite significant disease, and it is therefore pertinent to consider both clinical symptoms and imaging findings for decision-making on treatment. Indeed, significant advances have been made in noninvasive imaging allowing for more accurate diagnosis and disease prognostication...
September 11, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894058/-ruptured-aneurysm-of-the-sinus-of-valsalva-accompanied-with-a-bicuspid-aortic-valve-in-an-elderly-man-report-of-a-case
#7
Toshifumi Murase, Susumu Tamura, Yasuhiro Ohzeki, Kunio Ebine
The combination of ruptured aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva and a bicuspid aortic valve is very rare in an elderly person. A 71-year-old man with ruptured aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva and a bicuspid aortic valve had undergone an operation. He was admitted to his other hospital because of heart failure. He was transferred to our hospital to undergo treatment for ruptured aneurysm of sinus of Valsalva. At our hospital, echocardiography findings showed ruptured aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva, a ventricular septal defect (VSD), and severe aortic regurgitation with moderate stenosis of the bicuspid aortic valve...
September 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893830/assessment-of-paravalvular-leakage-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-add-clinical-signs-to-echocardiographic-data
#8
Corstiaan A den Uil, Mihai Strachinaru, Ben van der Hoven, J Han J Meeder
A 62-year old male with pulmonary fibrosis and aortic valve stenosis underwent TAVI (Corevalve Evolut XL 34 mm) in the build-up for lung transplantation (LuTx). Following post-dilation for a large annular perimeter, moderate paravalvular aortic regurgitation (AR) was observed. After 6 weeks, he was admitted to the ICU with respiratory failure(A). TTE demonstrated residual mild AR (based on a small excentric paravalvular AR jet, <10% circumferential extent, pressure half-time was not reliably measured) and together with borderline elevated NT-pro-BNP, the consultant cardiologist authorized LuTx listing...
September 11, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893390/periodic-repolarization-dynamics-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-aortic-stenosis
#9
Konstantinos D Rizas, Christine S Zuern, A Bauer
BACKGROUND: Periodic repolarization dynamics (PRD) refers to low-frequency oscillations of cardiac repolarization, most likely related to phasic sympathetic activation. Increased PRD is a validated predictor of mortality after myocardial infarction and in ischemic heart disease, but has not been tested in aortic valve stenosis (AS). Here, we assessed PRD in patients with AS and tested its correlation with clinical and hemodynamic parameters as well as markers of heart rate variability (HRV)...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889087/self-expanding-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-for-degenerated-small-mitroflow-bioprosthesis-early-and-midterm-outcomes
#10
Marianna Adamo, Claudia Fiorina, Salvatore Curello, Giuliano Chizzola, Elena Pezzotti, Emanuele Gavazzi, Luca Branca, Ermanna Chiari, Filippo Quinzani, Michele Rinaldi, Marco Metra, Federica Ettori
AIMS: The aim of this study was to report clinical outcomes of self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for failed small Mitroflow (MF) bioprostheses. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between January 2013 and July 2016, 15 symptomatic patients (NYHA Class ≥III) with degenerated small MF (≤23 mm) underwent CoreValve (CV) or Evolut R (EvR) implantation due to high/prohibitive risk for surgical redo. The MF size was 19 or 21 mm (off-label in Europe) in eight patients...
September 10, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886853/comparison-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-patients-with-bicuspid-versus-tricuspid-aortic-valves
#11
Anna Sannino, Ari Cedars, Robert C Stoler, Molly Szerlip, Michael J Mack, Paul A Grayburn
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) stenosis has been considered a contraindication to transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The aim of this study is to compare the efficacy and safety of TAVI in patients with BAV with those with tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) using balloon-expandable and self-expanding transcatheter heart valves. This retrospective study included 823 consecutive patients with severe, symptomatic aortic valve stenosis undergoing TAVI in 2 institutions, Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital (Dallas, TX) and The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano (Plano, TX), from January 2012 to February 2016...
July 31, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886850/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-versus-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-in-lower-surgical-risk-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#12
Vincent Auffret, Victor Becerra Munoz, Aurélie Loirat, Eric Dumont, Hervé Le Breton, Jean-Michel Paradis, Daniel Doyle, Robert De Larochellière, Siamak Mohammadi, Jean-Philippe Verhoye, François Dagenais, Marc Bedossa, Dominique Boulmier, Guillaume Leurent, Lluis Asmarats, Ander Regueiro, Chekrallah Chamandi, Tania Rodriguez-Gabella, Emile Voisine, Anne-Sophie Moisan, Martin Thoenes, Mélanie Côté, Rishi Puri, Pierre Voisine, Josep Rodés-Cabau
Respiratory complications are a major factor contributing to postoperative morbidity and mortality, especially in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Our objective was to compare the rate of respiratory complications in patients with COPD with severe aortic stenosis who underwent transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) versus surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). Low-to-intermediate surgical-risk patients with moderate or severe COPD who underwent TAVI or SAVR at 2 tertiary centers were included in this study...
August 7, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882231/hemodynamic-response-to-nitroprusside-in-patients-with-low-gradient-severe-aortic-stenosis-and-preserved-ejection-fraction
#13
COMPARATIVE STUDY
James W Lloyd, Rick A Nishimura, Barry A Borlaug, Mackram F Eleid
BACKGROUND: Low-gradient severe aortic stenosis (LGSAS) with preserved ejection fraction (EF) is incompletely understood. The influence of arterial afterload and diastolic dysfunction on the hemodynamic presentation of LGSAS remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to determine the acute hemodynamic response to sodium nitroprusside in LGSAS with preserved EF. METHODS: Symptomatic patients with LGSAS and preserved EF underwent cardiac catheterization with comparison of hemodynamic measurements before and after nitroprusside...
September 12, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862381/a-systematic-review-of-reported-cases-of-combined-transcatheter-aortic-and-mitral-valve-interventions
#14
Tomo Ando, Hisato Takagi, Alexandros Briasoulis, Tesfaye Telila, David P Slovut, Luis Afonso, Cindy L Grines, Theodore Schreiber
OBJECTIVES: To summarize the published data of combined transcatheter aortic and mitral valve intervention (CTAMVI). BACKGROUND: CTAMVI, a combination of either transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve (TAViV) and transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR), transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve/valve-in-ring (TMViV/ViR), or percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR) is an attractive alternative in high-surgical risk patients with combined aortic and mitral valve disease...
September 1, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840957/progression-rate-of-severity-of-aortic-stenosis-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#15
John P Bois, Cynthia S Crowson, Tamanna Khullar, Sara J Achenbach, Megan L Krause, Rekha Mankad
OBJECTIVE: Valvular heart disease is common in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, there is uncertainty about how often to perform echocardiographic surveillance in this population. The objective of this study was to assess the progression rate of mild and moderate aortic stenosis (AS) in patients with RA. METHODS: A population-based cohort of patients with RA and either mild (2.0-2.9 m/second) or moderate (3.0-3.9 m/second) AS was identified. Demographic, clinical, and echocardiographic data were collected...
August 25, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836953/efficacy-and-safety-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-aortic-stenosis-patients-at-low-to-moderate-surgical-risk-a-comprehensive-meta-analysis
#16
Ahmed Elmaraezy, Ammar Ismail, Abdelrahman Ibrahim Abushouk, Moutaz Eltoomy, Soha Saad, Ahmed Negida, Osama Mahmoud Abdelaty, Ahmed Ramadan Abdallah, Ahmed Magdy Aboelfotoh, Hossam Mahmoud Hassan, Aya Gamal Elmaraezy, Mahmoud Morsi, Farah Althaher, Moath Althaher, Ammar M AlSafadi
BACKGROUND: Recently, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has become the procedure of choice in high surgical risk patients with aortic stenosis (AS). However, its value is still debated in operable AS cases. We performed this meta-analysis to compare the safety and efficacy of TAVR to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in low-to-moderate surgical risk patients with AS. METHODS: A systematic search of five authentic databases retrieved 11 eligible studies (20,056 patients)...
August 24, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831765/validation-of-transpulmonary-thermodilution-variables-in-hemodynamically-stable-patients-with-heart-diseases
#17
Matthias Peter Hilty, Daniel Peter Franzen, Christophe Wyss, Patric Biaggi, Marco Maggiorini
BACKGROUND: Transpulmonary thermodilution is recommended in the treatment of critically ill patients presenting with complex shock. However, so far it has not been validated in hemodynamically stable patients with heart disease. METHODS: We assessed the validity of cardiac output, global end-diastolic volume index (GEDVI), an established marker of preload thought to reflect the volume of all four heart chambers, global ejection fraction (GEF) and cardiac function index (CFI) as variables of cardiac function, and extravascular lung water index (EVLWI) as indicator of pulmonary edema in 29 patients undergoing elective left and right heart catheterization including left ventricular angiography with stable coronary heart disease and normal cardiac function (controls, n = 11), moderate-to-severe aortic valve stenosis (AS, n = 10), or dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM, n = 8)...
August 22, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829498/concomitant-mitral-valve-replacement-and-tricuspid-valvuloplasty-for-severe-mitral-stenosis
#18
X-D Hou, F Ding, X-K Wang, X-G Liu, K Yi, P Zhang, T You
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this work is to analyze the clinical results of treating severe mitral stenosis (MS) with mild to moderate functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) with mitral valve replacement (MVR) alone or together with two different methods of tricuspid valvuloplasty (TVP). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We split 132 patients into three groups: simple MVR with 47 cases (control group), MVR+ TVP (De Vega loop reduction) with 45 cases (observation group 1) and MVR+ TVP (Edwards MC3 tricuspid forming ring implantation) with 40 cases (observation group 2)...
August 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827255/self-reported-health-status-treatment-decision-and-survival-in-asymptomatic-and-symptomatic-patients-with-aortic-stenosis-in-a-western-norway-population-undergoing-conservative-treatment-a-cross-sectional-study-with-18-months-follow-up
#19
Kjersti Oterhals, Rune Haaverstad, Jan Erik Nordrehaug, Geir Egil Eide, Tone M Norekvål
OBJECTIVES: To investigate symptoms and self-reported health of patients conservatively treated for aortic stenosis (AS) and to identify factors associated with treatment decision and patient outcomes. DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey with an 18-month follow-up. SETTING: One tertiary university hospital in Western Norway. PARTICIPANTS: In all, 1436 patients were diagnosed with AS between 2000 and 2012, and those 245 still under conservative treatment in 2013 were included in this study...
August 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826988/transapical-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-using-a-new-tavi-system-for-high-risk-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis
#20
Xu Fei, Yacine Elhmidi, Bengui Zhang, Hong Tang, Da Zhu, Yucheng Chen, Yingqiang Guo
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for high-risk patients with aortic stenosis using the J-Valve system. METHODS: 30 high-risk patients with severe AS underwent TAVI procedure were enrolled with mean age 74.5±4.5 years and mean logistic Euro-SCORE-I of 28.4±9.6%. All patients were followed up for six months. Outcomes were analyzed in accordance with the updated standardised endpoints defined by the Valve Academic Research Consortium -2 (VRAC-2) criteria...
August 8, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
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