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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453792/triple-valve-surgery-through-a-less-invasive-approach-early-and-mid-term-results
#1
Petar Risteski, Nadejda Monsefi, Aleksandra Miskovic, Tanja Josic, Sherife Bala, Razan Salem, Andreas Zierer, Anton Moritz
OBJECTIVES: A partial upper sternotomy has become established as a less invasive approach mainly for single and double valve surgery. This report evaluates the clinical outcomes of triple valve surgery performed through a partial upper sternotomy. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 37 consecutive patients (28 men, 76%) who underwent triple valve surgery through a partial upper sternotomy between 2005 and 2015. The patients' mean age was 67 ± 17 years; 27 (73%) were in New York Heart Association Class III or IV...
May 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443262/a-rare-association-of-central-hypothyroidism-and-adrenal-insufficiency-in-a-boy-with-williams-beuren-syndrome
#2
Devi Dayal, Dinesh Giri, Senthil Senniappan
Primary hypothyroidism related to morphological and volumetric abnormalities of the thyroid gland is one of the commonest of several endocrine dysfunctions in Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS). We report a 10-month-old boy with WBS who presented with central hypothyroidism. During the neonatal period, he had prolonged jaundice, feeding difficulties and episodes of colic that continued during early infancy. Additionally, there was slowing of growth and mild developmental delay. He underwent surgical repair for supravalvular aortic stenosis at 6 months of age...
March 2017: Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442330/symptomatic-carotid-artery-disease-revascularization
#3
REVIEW
Piero Montorsi, Stefano Galli, Paolo M Ravagnani, Marco Roffi
Patients with symptomatic carotid artery disease should be managed by a multidisciplinary team including neurologists, vascular surgeons and interventionalists. Duplex ultrasound is the most widely used diagnostic modality to assess carotid disease, followed by additional imaging tests (CT- or MR-angiography) to confirm the severity of the stenosis, detect brain lesions, and assess intracranial circulation as well as the supra-aortic anatomy. Although overall randomized trial results favored (CEA) over carotid artery stenting (CAS) in symptomatic patients, this was likely related to the insufficient expertise of the endovascular specialists in several of the trials...
April 22, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435003/the-hemodynamic-effects-of-aortic-insufficiency-in-patients-supported-with-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices
#4
Gabriel Sayer, Nitasha Sarswat, Gene H Kim, Sirtaz Adatya, Diego Medvedofsky, Daniel Rodgers, Eric Kruse, Takeyoshi Ota, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Roberto Lang, Nir Uriel
BACKGROUND: The impact of aortic insufficiency (AI) on the morbidity and mortality of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patients remains controversial. This study's aim is to assess the hemodynamics of LVAD patients with at least mild AI, at baseline and in response to device speed changes. METHODS: Asymptomatic LVAD patients were prospectively enrolled and underwent a hemodynamic and echocardiographic ramp study. Hemodynamics at rest and in response to device speed changes were compared between patients with at least mild AI at their baseline speed and patients without AI...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435002/systemic-arterial-hypertension-secondary-to-chronic-kidney-disease-in-two-captive-born-large-felids
#5
A Leclerc, E Trehiou-Sechi, E M Greunz, C Damoiseaux, J Bouvard, V Chetboul
Systemic arterial hypertension (SHT) has been widely described in the domestic cat (Felis catus). In these feline patients, SHT is considered as the most common vascular disorder of middle-aged to older animals, and secondary SHT related to chronic kidney disease (CKD) represents the most common form of the disease. We describe here the first two cases of spontaneous SHT in large felids, i.e. one 18-year old, 34.4 kg, male North-Chinese leopard (Panthera pardus japonensis, case #1) and one 20-year old, 28...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433490/evaluating-health-of-emerging-economies-through-the-eyes-of-heart-valve-disease-in%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-transcatheter-era
#6
REVIEW
Sameer Arora, Cassandra J Ramm, Amol A Bahekar, John P Vavalle
China and India are the 2 fastest growing major world economies. However, they suffer from great differences in health policies, demographics, and rates of population growth. Whereas China has seen a steep decline in rheumatic heart disease (RHD) and a rise in life expectancy, India continues to suffer from a significant burden of RHD due to insufficient distribution of economic prosperity to health care, denser population, and ineffective application of World Health Organization RHD prevention guidelines. As China faces the burden of the world's largest geriatric population, focus has shifted to calcific aortic stenosis for which it prepares by expansions in the field of transcatheter aortic valve replacement...
April 19, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433350/open-repair-of-chronic-thoracic-and-thoracoabdominal-aortic-dissection-using-deep-hypothermia-and-circulatory-arrest
#7
Joel Corvera, Hannah Copeland, David Blitzer, Adam Hicks, Joshua Manghelli, Philip Hess, John Fehrenbacher
BACKGROUND: Chronic dissection of the thoracic and thoracoabdominal aorta as sequela of a prior type A or B dissection is a challenging problem that requires close radiographic surveillance and prompt operative intervention in the presence of symptoms or aneurysm formation. Open repair of chronic thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic dissection using deep hypothermia has been our preferred method to treat this complex pathology. The advantages of this technique include organ and spinal cord protection, the flexibility to extend the repair proximally into the arch, and the ability to limit ischemia to all vascular beds...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423130/bovine-pericardial-patch-augmentation-of-one-insufficient-aortic-valve-cusp-with-twenty-three-year-positive-clinical-follow-up-independent-of-the-patch-degeneration
#8
Paulo Roberto Barbosa Evora, Lívia Arcêncio, Patrícia Martinez Evora, Antônio Carlos Menardi, Fernando Chahud
Scientific progress shall ultimately boost the current acceptance level for conservative aortic valve surgery. The present text aimed to report the 23-year long-term follow-up of one patient operated with bovine pericardium cusp extension. Growing confidence in the efficacy of the operation will allow a more expeditious indication for surgical treatment, as is already the case in mitral valve repair. This change of attitude will certainly make it possible for patients to be sent for operation in mild aortic valve regurgitation...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418891/risk-of-aortic-aneurysm-and-dissection-in-patients-with-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
#9
Pei-Hsun Sung, Yao-Hsu Yang, Hsin-Ju Chiang, John Y Chiang, Chi-Jen Chen, Chien-Ting Liu, Cheuk-Man Yu, Hon-Kan Yip
Although cardiovascular complications are the most common cause of death in patients with autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), the incidence and risk of aortic aneurysm and dissection (AAD) in ADPKD remains unclear due to limited data and insufficient cases. We utilized the data from Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) to do a population-based cohort study (1997-2008). After excluding those patients with age <18 years old and initially concomitant diagnoses of end-stage renal disease and AAD, a total of 2076 ADPKD patients were selected from 1,000,000 of general population...
March 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414001/transcatheter-closure-of-a-residual-aorto-left-ventricular-tunnel-report-of-a-case-with-a-6-year-follow-up
#10
Milan Djukic, Stefan A Djordjevic, Ingo Dähnert
Aorto-left ventricular tunnel is an exceedingly rare congenital cardiac defect. Early surgical closure is the treatment of choice. Residual or recurrent tunnel and aortic valve insufficiency are well-recognised complications after surgical repair. In this article, we report on successful transcatheter closure of a residual aorto-left ventricular tunnel using an Amplatzer duct occluder in a 7-year-old boy. The outcome after 6 years of follow-up is encouraging.
April 17, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413030/the-role-matrix-metalloproteinases-in-the-production-of-aortic-aneurysm
#11
Simon W Rabkin
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) have been implicated in the pathogenesis of aortic aneurysm because the histology of thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is characterized by the loss of smooth muscle cells in the aortic media and the destruction of extracellular matrix (ECM). Furthermore, AAA have evidence of inflammation and the cellular elements involved in inflammation such as macrophages can produce and/or activate MMPs This chapter focuses on human aortic aneurysm that are not due to specific known genetic causes because this type of aneurysm is the more common type...
2017: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410640/florida-sleeve-procedure-is-durable-and-improves-aortic-valve-function-in-marfan-syndrome-patients
#12
Seyed Hossein Aalaei-Andabili, Tomas Martin, Philip Hess, Charles Klodell, Ashkan Karimi, George Arnaoutakis, Teng Lee, Thomas Beaver
BACKGROUND: The Florida sleeve (FS) procedure was developed as a simplified approach for repair of functional type I aortic insufficiency secondary to aortic root aneurysm. We evaluated postoperative aortic valve function, long-term survival, and freedom from reoperation in Marfan syndrome patients who underwent the FS procedure at our center. METHODS: All Marfan syndrome patients undergoing FS procedure from May 2002 to December 2014 were included. Echocardiography assessment included left ventricular end-diastolic diameter (LVEDD), left ventricular end-systolic diameter (LVESD), ejection fraction, and degree of aortic insufficiency (none = 0, minimal = 1, mild = 2, moderate = 3, severe = 4)...
April 12, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402400/unplanned-cardiac-reoperations-and-interventions-during-long-term-follow-up-after-the-norwood-procedure%C3%A2
#13
Eva Sames-Dolzer, Gregor Gierlinger, Michaela Kreuzer, Julia Schrempf, Roland Gitter, Christoph Prandstetter, Gerald Tulzer, Rudolf Mair
OBJECTIVES: Patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome or related malformations are predominantly treated with a 3-stage palliation. Anatomic or physiologic problems can lead to unplanned additional surgical or catheter interventions during single ventricle palliation. Changes in operative technique may have an impact on the reoperation rate. METHODS: Between 1997 and 2014, 317 Norwood procedures were performed at our centre. A retrospective single centre investigation was carried out concerning incidence, timing, indication and type of unplanned interstage cardiac reoperations and catheter interventions during follow-up of Norwood patients...
April 11, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400461/matched-comparison-of-self-expanding-transcatheter-heart-valves-for-the-treatment-of-failed-aortic-surgical-bioprosthesis-insights-from-the-valve-in-valve-international-data-registry-vivid
#14
Sami Alnasser, Asim N Cheema, Matheus Simonato, Marco Barbanti, Jeremy Edwards, Ran Kornowski, Eric Horlick, Harindra C Wijeysundera, Luca Testa, Francesco Bedogni, Hafid Amrane, Thomas Walther, Marc Pelletier, Azeem Latib, Jean-Claude Laborde, David Hildick-Smith, Won-Keun Kim, Didier Tchetche, Marco Agrifoglio, Jan-Malte Sinning, Ad J van Boven, Joëlle Kefer, Christian Frerker, Nicolas M van Mieghem, Axel Linke, Stephen Worthley, Anita Asgar, Carmelo Sgroi, Mina Aziz, Haim D Danenberg, Marino Labinaz, Ganesh Manoharan, Anson Cheung, John G Webb, Danny Dvir
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation is an established therapy for high-risk patients with failed surgical aortic bioprosthesis. There are limited data comparing outcomes of valve-in-valve implantation using different transcatheter heart valves (THV). METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients included in the Valve-in-Valve International Data registry (VIVID) and treated with self-expanding THV devices were analyzed using centralized core laboratory blinded to clinical events...
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389289/pre-operative-risk-factors-predict-protracted-hospital-length-of-stay-after-elective-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
#15
Elizabeth G King, Alik Farber, Denis Rybin, Gheorghe Doros, Jeffrey A Kalish, Mohammad H Eslami, Jeffrey J Siracuse
INTRODUCTION: One of the main advantages of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) is shorter post-operative hospital length of stay (LOS) compared to open repair. However, patients with pre-existing conditions may be predisposed to a protracted LOS. Our aim was to identify pre-operative risk factors for prolonged post-operative LOS after elective EVAR. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) database (2005-2013) was used to analyze all patients undergoing elective EVAR without adjunctive procedures...
April 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379458/mid-term-results-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-repair-guided-by-morphology-and-function-assessment
#16
Khalil Fattouch, Marco Moscarelli, Sebastiano Castrovinci, Giacomo Murana, Pietro Dioguardi, Francesco Guccione, Giuseppe Nasso, Giuseppe Speziale, Patrizio Lancellotti
OBJECTIVES: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is frequently associated with aortic insufficiency (AI) due to cusp disease and/or aortic root dilatation. Based on functional classification and morphology, a systematic surgical approach was used for aortic valve repair (AVr). METHODS: : From 2004 to 2014, 152 consecutive patients (mean age 55 ± 7 years) with BAV underwent AVr with or without concomitant aortic root surgery. Cusp pathology was treated with central plication in 60 (39...
April 3, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377141/patterns-of-lymph-node-positivity-on-11-c-acetate-pet-imaging-in-correlation-to-the-rtog-pelvic-radiation-field-for-prostate-cancer
#17
Chris McClinton, Maryam Niroumand, Sumit Sood, Veer Shah, Jacqueline Hill, Reginald W Dusing, Xinglei Shen
PURPOSE: (11)C-acetate positron emission tomography (PET) imaging allows for the detection of occult metastatic disease that may otherwise go undetected with standard imaging for prostate cancer (PCa). The aim of this study was to evaluate lymph node coverage of the standard Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) whole pelvic radiation therapy (WPRT) field in patients found to have node-positive PCa determined by (11)C-acetate PET imaging. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A retrospective analysis was conducted on 125 PCa patients who underwent (11)C-acetate PET scans at our institution between 2007 and 2014...
March 6, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366467/aortic-root-replacement-for-children-with-loeys-dietz-syndrome
#18
Nishant D Patel, Diane Alejo, Todd Crawford, Narutoshi Hibino, Harry C Dietz, Duke E Cameron, Luca A Vricella
BACKGROUND: Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS) is an aggressive aortopathy with a proclivity for aortic aneurysm rupture and dissection at smaller diameters than other connective tissue disorders. We reviewed our surgical experience of children with LDS to validate our guidelines for prophylactic aortic root replacement (ARR). METHODS: We reviewed all children (younger than 18 years) with a diagnosis of LDS who underwent ARR at our institution. The primary endpoint was mortality, and secondary endpoints included complications and the need for further interventions...
March 30, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366302/results-of-the-valor-ii-trial-of-the-medtronic-valiant-thoracic-stent-graft
#19
Mark F Conrad, James Tuchek, Robert Freezor, Joseph Bavaria, Rodney White, Ronald Fairman
BACKGROUND: The 1-year results of endovascular exclusion of degenerative descending thoracic aortic aneurysms (DTA) with the Valiant Thoracic Stent Graft (Medtronic Vascular, Santa Rosa, Calif) have been previously reported. With long-term follow-up now complete, the 5-year results are reported. METHODS: The VALOR II trial (Evaluation of the Clinical Performance of the Valiant Thoracic Stent Graft System in the Treatment of Descending Thoracic Aneurysms of Degenerative Etiology in Subjects Who Are Candidates for Endovascular Repair) was a prospective, nonrandomized trial of the Valiant Thoracic Stent Graft system in patients with degenerative DTA...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364325/vitamin-d-status-and-abdominal-aortic-calcification-in-postmenopausal-women
#20
A El Maghraoui, T Hamza, S Sadni, A El Maataoui, A Majjad, A Rezqi, Z Ouzzif, A Mounach
Vitamin D has an important role in bone metabolism and may be involved in the process of vascular calcification. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of vitamin D status on the presence of abdominal aortic calcification (AAC). We enrolled, in a cross-sectional study, 429 postmenopausal women [mean age, weight, and BMI of 59.5 ± 8.3 (50-83) years, 75.8 ± 13.3 (35-165) kg, and 29.9 ± 5.2 (14.6-50.8) kg/m(2), respectively]. Lateral vertebral fracture assessment (VFA) images and scans of the lumbar spine and proximal femur were obtained using a Lunar Prodigy densitometer...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
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