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Aortic insufficiency

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)
Yoshifumi Itoda, Kan Nawata, Haruo Yamauchi, Osamu Kinoshita, Mitsutoshi Kimura, Minoru Ono
Aortic insufficiency (AI) is a significant complication of long-term support of continuous flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) for patients with end-stage heart failure. A 26-year-old female with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) was diagnosed with dilated phase hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (d-HCM)) and was implanted with Jarvik 2000, for bridge to transplantation. AI gradually developed and surgical intervention was indicated. We performed central aortic valve closure (CAVC) instead of valve replacement 20 months after CF-LVAD implantation...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
J Rajendra Kumar, Mamta B Kumbhare, P Goutham Kumar, T Vishal Goud
An accessory coronary cusp in aortic valve is a rare congenital cardiovascular malformation with an estimated incidence of 0.003 to 0.043% of all congenital heart disease. It is also describe as a quadricuspid aortic valve (QAV). Several different anatomical variations of quadricuspid aortic valve have been described. Current technology enables noninvasive diagnosis in most cases. Here we reported a rare an isolated congenital type 'C' QAV with aortic regurgitation; hence it was worth reporting this interesting case...
February 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
C Schwarzwald
Heart murmurs and arrhythmias are common in horses. Assessment of their clinical relevance concerning health, performance, safety and longevity of sports horses is of highest importance. A comprehensive cardiovascular examination is crucial for diagnosis and assessment of the severity of disease. Recently, an expert panel of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) and the European College of Equine Internal Medicine (ECEIM) developed a consensus statement containing recommendations for sports horses with heart disease...
October 2016: Schweizer Archiv Für Tierheilkunde
Pranav Loyalka, Angelo Nascimbene, Michael Schechter, Marija Petrovic, Ajay Sundara Raman, Igor D Gregoric, Biswajit Kar
INTRODUCTION: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in patients with degenerated bioprosthetic aortic valve has been successfully performed as an alternative to surgery. We describe our initial experience of valve-in-valve TAVI in five patients, using new generation Edwards Sapien 3 transcatheter heart valves implanted into degenerated 19 mm bioprosthetic valves. 20-mm Edwards S3 valves were offered for compassionate use. All patients had significant aortic valve stenosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: The main vascular access was achieved and pre-closed with two Proglide closure devices in one patient and Prostar closure devices in four patients...
October 3, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Kevin Phan, Joshua M Haswell, Joshua Xu, Yusuf Assem, Stephanie L Mick, Samir R Kapadia, Anson Cheung, Frederick S Ling, Tristan D Yan, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili
De novo progressive aortic insufficiency (AI) is a side effect frequently related to prolonged support with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVAD). Its progression can result in recurrent clinical heart failure symptoms and significantly increased mortality. Recently, percutaneous intervention methods such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and percutaneous occluder devices have emerged, However, given the very scarce global experience with these approaches, evidence in the literature is lacking...
September 22, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Kemal Nişli, Serra Karaca, Aygün Dindar
Balloon valvuloplasty is an effective therapy for severe congenital aortic valve stenosis, with mild aortic insufficiency and minimal intermediate-term restenosis. No consensus currently exists regarding optimal vascular approach for balloon dilatation in newborns with critical or severe aortic valve stenosis. Critical aortic valve stenosis in newborns must be treated promptly and effectively. Transcatheter therapy may offer marked advantages, as surgical therapy has been associated with significant rates of morbidity and mortality...
September 2016: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
Jiahe Xie, Kai Cui, Huixin Hao, Yingxue Zhang, Hairuo Lin, Zhenhuan Chen, Xiaobo Huang, Shiping Cao, Wangjun Liao, Jianping Bin, Masafumi Kitakaze, Yulin Liao
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) dysfunction is closely associated with LV hypertrophy or diabetes, as well as insufficient autophagic flux. Acute or chronic hyperglycemia is a prognostic factor for patients with myocardial infarction. However, the effect of acute hyperglycemia on LV dysfunction of the hypertrophic heart and the mechanisms involved are still unclear. This study aimed to confirm our hypothesis that either acute or chronic hyperglycemia suppresses LV diastolic function and autophagic flux...
2016: Cardiovascular Diabetology
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
Tomonobu Abe, Akihiko Usui
The rates of mortality and morbidity remain high in surgery for acute type A dissection. There is controversy regarding the best cannulation strategy for achieving good clinical results. Each cannulation technique has different anatomical characteristics and a different flow pattern inside the aorta during cardiopulmonary bypass. Some adverse, clinically important outcomes may be related to events at this time. Femoral artery cannulation, axillary artery cannulation, and central aortic cannulation are the three major cannulation strategies that are adopted in many centers in the world...
September 20, 2016: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Mikolaj Wojtaszek, Emilia Wnuk, Rafal Maciag, Krzysztof Lamparski, Krzysztof Korzeniowski, Olgierd Rowinski
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and clinical outcomes of ancillary endovascular procedures in promoting false-lumen (FL) thrombosis (FLT) and preventing aortic expansion in patients after thoracic endografting for type B dissections. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective review included 15 patients (12 men and 3 women; mean age, 59.6 y). Mean aortic diameter at the time of ancillary treatment was 47.4 mm. Different techniques were used as single procedures or sequentially: covered stent occlusion of detached visceral artery entry tears, occlusion of single entry tears with vascular plugs, or aortic endograft occlusion of multiple FL entry tears...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
Peter Seizer, Michaela Rockenstiehl, Suzanne Fateh-Moghadam, Susanne Haen, Ferruh Artunc, Martin R Müller, Azadeh Ebrahimi, Reimer Riessen, Meinrad Gawaz, Falko Fend, Michael Haap
HISTORY AND ADMISSION FINDINGS: A 55-year old man suffers from progressive, distinctive dyspnoea and physical weakness since 5 days. Due to ST-segment changes in the ECG and a positive troponin-test, the primary care physician initiates an hospitalization. INVESTIGATIONS: After admission, the laboratory tests confirm the elevated troponin-values, and show additionally elevated pro-brain-natriuric-peptide-values. The coronary angiography presents a highly reduced left ventricular function, an aortic insufficiency III° and a coronary heart disease...
September 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Jonatan Myrup Staalsø, Kim Zillo Rokamp, Niels D Olesen, Lars Lonn, Niels H Secher, Niels V Olsen, Teit Mantoni, Ulf Helgstrand, Henning B Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Gly16arg polymorphism of the adrenergic β2-receptor is associated with the elevated cardiac output (Q) in healthy gly16-homozygotic subjects. We questioned whether this polymorphism also affects Q and regional cerebral oxygen saturation (SCO2) during anesthesia in vascular surgical patients. METHODS: One hundred sixty-eight patients (age 71 ± 6 years) admitted for elective surgery were included. Cardiovascular variables were determined before and during anesthesia by intravascular pulse contour analysis (Nexfin) and SCO2 by cerebral oximetry (INVOS 5100C)...
September 13, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
A S Suiumov
Described in the article is a case report concerning a female patient presenting with aortic valve insufficiency, lesions of the pulmonary artery, aortic arch branches, visceral and renal arteries, aneurysm of the whole aorta on the background of nonspecific aortoarteritis (NAA). Lesions of the pulmonary artery, aorta and its branches were diagnosed by means of MSCT angiography, which is the most informative method of study in this cohort of patients, making it possible to accurately diagnose both the degree of the lesion and its extent, as well as to carry out dynamic follow up of patients...
2016: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
R I Khabazov, A V Chupin, R V Kolosov, S V Deriabin
Endovascular repair of the abdominal aorta is a method of choice in pronounced concomitant pathology and high risk of open surgical treatment. The article deals with a clinical case report of successful surgical management of a patient with an infrarenal aortic aneurysm, transplanted kidney, chronic renal insufficiency, secondary diabetes mellitus, multifocal atherosclerosis with predominant involvement of coronary arteries and lower-limb arteries, in whom open surgical treatment was associated with high risk...
2016: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
Madelien V Regeer, Vasileios Kamperidis, Michel I M Versteegh, Martin J Schalij, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Jeroen J Bax, Victoria Delgado
AIMS: It has been hypothesized that in response to dilation of the aortic root, the aortic valve cusps may remodel to prevent aortic regurgitation (AR). The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between aortic cusp dimensions and aortic root geometry. METHODS AND RESULTS: Three-dimensional transoesophageal echocardiography was performed in 40 patients with aortic root dilation (mean age 57 ± 12 years, 75% men, 35% bicuspid aortic valve) and 20 controls with a normal aortic root (mean age 61 ± 13 years, 65% men)...
September 13, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
Christopher T Holley, Megan Fitzpatrick, Samit S Roy, M Chadi Alraies, Rebecca Cogswell, Laura Souslian, Peter Eckman, Ranjit John
BACKGROUND: Aortic insufficiency (AI) is a significant long-term complication of continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) implantation. We sought to evaluate its impact on clinical outcomes and mortality in CF-LVAD recipients. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 237 patients implanted with HeartMate II CF-LVADs at our institution from June 2005 through June 2013. We evaluated recipients' baseline characteristics and annual echocardiograms, grading AI severity as either none, trace, mild, moderate or severe...
July 28, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
G Koutouzi, C Sandström, H Roos, O Henrikson, H Leonhardt, M Falkenberg
OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of orthogonal rings, fiducial markers, and overlay accuracy when image fusion is used for endovascular aortic repair (EVAR). METHODS: This was a prospective single centre study. In 19 patients undergoing standard EVAR, 3D image fusion was used for intra-operative guidance. Renal arteries and targeted stent graft positions were marked with rings orthogonal to the respective centre lines from pre-operative computed tomography (CT). Radiopaque reference objects attached to the back of the patient were used as fiducial markers to detect patient movement intra-operatively...
September 7, 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Floyd D Wilson, Danny L Magee, Kelli H Jones, Erica Baravik-Munsell, Timothy S Cummings, Robert W Wills, Lanny W Pace
Previous studies documented the common occurrence of transitory cyanosis and echocardiographic aortic insufficiency in mature commercial broiler breeder roosters. During further investigations, we observed a high prevalence of hearts exhibiting extensive dilation of the left ventricle chamber compatible with dilated left ventricular cardiomyopathy present in both cyanotic and normal subpopulations. We conducted quantitative studies focused on documentation of cardiac ventricle parameters by using simple gross morphometric methods performed on formalin-fixed hearts obtained from both clinically normal roosters and those exhibiting variable transitory cyanosis, echocardiographic aortic insufficiency, or both...
September 2016: Avian Diseases
Kui Hu, Jun Li, Yun Wan, Tao Hong, Shu-Yang Lu, Chang-Fa Guo, Chun-Sheng Wang
BACKGROUND: A considerable proportion of elderly patients with symptomatic severe heart valve disease are treated conservatively despite clear indications for surgical intervention. However, little is known about how advanced age and comorbidities affect treatment decision-making and therapeutic outcomes. METHODS: Patients (n = 234, mean age: 78.5 ± 3.7 years) with symptomatic severe heart valve disease hospitalized in our center were included. One hundred and fifty-one patients (65%) were treated surgically (surgical group) and 83 (35%) were treated conservatively (conservative group)...
July 2016: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
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