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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346529/echocardiographic-criteria-to-detect-unicuspid-aortic-valve-morphology
#1
Sebastian Ewen, Irem Karliova, Petra Weber, Stephan H Schirmer, Hashim Abdul-Khaliq, Jakob Schöpe, Felix Mahfoud, Hans-Joachim Schäfers
Aims: Unicuspid aortic valve (UAV) is a rare congenital malformation associated with severe aortic stenosis or regurgitation. This study aimed to systematically determine echocardiographic criteria to identify UAV. Methods and results: All patients underwent a preoperative baseline examination, including echocardiography. A total of 69 patients with intraoperatively confirmed UAV underwent an aortic valve repair procedure between August 2001 and May 2011. To compare the findings of UAV cases with those of other valve morphologies, we examined 99 consecutive patients with a bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and 103 consecutive patients with a tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) undergoing isolated aortic valve surgery before May 2016...
January 15, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341213/detection-of-subclinical-left-ventricular-dysfunction-by-tissue-doppler-imaging-in-horses-with-aortic-regurgitation
#2
S Ven, A Decloedt, D De Clercq, L Vera, F Rademakers, G van Loon
BACKGROUND: Aortic regurgitation (AR) can have an important clinical impact and in some cases leads to left ventricular (LV) failure. Tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) is an echocardiographic technique that has been used in horses to detect LV dysfunction. OBJECTIVES: To examine whether TDI detects changes in radial myocardial wall motion in horses with AR compared to control horses. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study. METHODS: Echocardiography was performed in 30 healthy Warmblood horses and 34 Warmblood horses with AR, subdivided in groups with mild, moderate or severe AR...
January 17, 2018: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336406/quadricuspid-aortic-valve-a-rare-intraoperative-diagnosis-by-transesophageal-echocardiography
#3
Anupam Das, Ummed Singh, Palleti Rajashekar
Quadricuspid aortic valve (QAV) is a rare congenital anomaly frequently associated with other anomalies particularly coronary anomalies. It may be detected on transthoracic or transesophageal echocardiography. We present here a case report of a 27-year-old male patient with a QAV, the valve being regurgitant and requiring aortic valve replacement. It has been reported as isolated case reports in the literature and various theories exist to the development of QAV. The diagnosis requires a high degree of suspicion and a detailed assessment, and if asymptomatic, then patients need to be carefully followed up for the development of aortic regurgitation...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336392/transesophageal-echocardiography-evaluation-of-the-aortic-arch-branches
#4
REVIEW
Thimmangouda A Patil, Santosh Kumar Ambli
Visualization of aortic arch branches by transesophageal echocardiography has been technically challenging. Visualizing these vessels helps in identifying the extent of dissection of the aorta, assessing the severity of carotid artery stenosis, presence of atheromatous plaques, patency of the left internal mammary artery graft, confirmation of subclavian artery cannulation, confirming holodiastolic flow reversal in the left subclavian artery by spectral Doppler imaging in case of severe aortic regurgitation, and confirming the optimal position of the intraaortic balloon perioperatively...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334508/practical-valvular-issues-in-patients-requiring-ventricular-assist-devices
#5
Mitesh Badiwala, Terrence Yau
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As ventricular assist device (VAD) therapy in patients with advanced heart failure continues to grow, experience with concomitant valvular diseases present either before or after VAD implantation continues to accrue. In this review, we discuss recent data and current practice as it pertains to the subject of concomitant valvular disease in patients requiring VADs. RECENT FINDINGS: Persistent aortic valve closure has been identified as a potential contributor to aortic valve 'disuse atrophy' resulting in valve degeneration...
January 13, 2018: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329825/effectiveness-and-safety-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-patients-with-pure-aortic-regurgitation-and-advanced-heart-failure
#6
Gabriele Pesarini, Mattia Lunardi, Anna Piccoli, Leonardo Gottin, Daniele Prati, Valeria Ferrero, Roberto Scarsini, Aldo Milano, Alberto Forni, Giuseppe Faggian, Flavio Ribichini
Results of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for treatment of severe noncalcific isolated aortic regurgitation (AR) complicated by advanced heart failure or cardiogenic shock has been previously reported only in isolated case reports. Current self-expanding transcatheter aortic valves are designed to treat aortic valve stenosis, and have also been implanted in cases of severe AR due to degenerated bioprosthesis and in very few cases of native aortic valves. We report 13 consecutive inoperable patients with noncalcific, pure AR, and advanced heart failure treated with emergency percutaneous transfemoral implantation with self-expandable CoreValves at our institution between July 2012 and September 2017...
December 11, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327563/hemodynamic-outcomes-of-the-ross-procedure-versus-other-aortic-valve-replacement-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#7
Kevin J Um, Graham R McCLURE, Emilie P Belley-Cote, Saurabh Gupta, Ismail Bouhout, Hugo Lortie, Hatim Alraddadi, Ali Alsagheir, Matthias Bossard, William F McINTYRE, Alexandra Lengyel, John W Eikelboom, Maral Ouzounian, Michael W Chu, Dominic Parry, Ismail El-Hamamsy, Richard P Whitlock
INTRODUCTION: Life expectancy in young adults undergoing mechanical or bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement (AVR) may be reduced by up to 20 years compared to age matched controls. The Ross procedure is a durable, anticoagulation-sparing alternative. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare the valve hemodynamics of the Ross procedure versus other AVR. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We searched Cochrane CENTRAL, MEDLINE and EMBASE from inception to February 2017 for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies (n≥10 Ross)...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327146/mid-term-outcome-of-100-consecutive-ross-procedures-excellent-survival-but-yet-to-be-a-cure
#8
Corina Zimmermann, Christine Attenhofer Jost, René Prêtre, Christoph Mueller, Matthias Greutmann, Burkhardt Seifert, Emanuela Valsangiacomo Büchel, Oliver Kretschmar, Hitendu Hasmukhlal Dave, Roland Weber
The Ross procedure offers excellent short-term outcome but the long-term durability is under debate. Reinterventions and follow-up of 100 consecutive patients undergoing Ross Procedure at our centre (1993-2011) were analysed. Follow-up was available for 96 patients (97%) with a median duration of 5.3 (0.1-17.1) years. Median age of the patient cohort was 15.2 (0.04-58.4) years with 76 males. 93% had underlying congenital aortic stenosis. Root replacement technique was applied in all. The most common valved conduits used for reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract were homografts (66 patients) and bovine jugular vein (ContegraR) graft (31 patients)...
January 12, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317805/compression-of-the-right-coronary-artery-by-an-aortic-pseudoaneurysm-after-infective-endocarditis-an-unusual-case-of-myocardial-ischemia
#9
Juan Lacalzada-Almeida, Alejandro De la Rosa-Hernández, María Manuela Izquierdo-Gómez, Javier García-Niebla, Iván Hernández-Betancor, Juan Alfonso Bonilla-Arjona, Antonio Barragán-Acea, Ignacio Laynez-Cerdeña
A 61-year-old male with a prosthetic St Jude aortic valve size 24 presented with heart failure symptoms and minimal-effort angina. Eleven months earlier, the patient had undergone cardiac surgery because of an aortic root dilatation and bicuspid aortic valve with severe regurgitation secondary to infectious endocarditis by Coxiela burnetii and coronary artery disease in the left circumflex coronary artery. Then, a prosthesis valve and a saphenous bypass graft to the left circumflex coronary artery were placed...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313150/alfieri-stitch-for-temporary-severe-functional-mitral-regurgitation-after-aortic-valve-replacement
#10
Yoshihisa Morimoto, Takaki Sugimoto
The outcome in functional mitral regurgitation after aortic valve replacement is unclear. A frail 82-year-old woman with severe aortic valve regurgitation and mild to moderate functional mitral valve regurgitation (NYHA functional class III) was referred to our clinic. In consideration of her frail condition, aortic valve replacement without mitral surgery was performed. She had hemodynamic instability and difficulty to wean off cardiopulmonary bypass caused by severe functional mitral valve regurgitation with left ventricular dilatation...
January 8, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312774/marfan-syndrome-with-pneumothorax-case-report-and-review-of-literatures
#11
Weiming Hao, Yong Fang, Hao Lai, Yaxing Shen, Hao Wang, Miao Lin, Lijie Tan
Marfan syndrome is a multisystem connective tissue disorder of autosomal dominant inheritance, which typically involves manifestations of the cardiovascular, skeletal, and ocular systems. Pulmonary involvement occurs less frequently. We report a case of a 28-year-old woman suffering from hours of sudden onset, progressive shortness of breath and right-sided chest pain. On physical examination, she presented decreased breath sound on the right side of chest, together with severe scoliosis and marfanoid habitus...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312717/predictors-of-ventricular-tachyarrhythmia-occurring-late-after-intracardiac-repair-of-tetralogy-of-fallot-combination-of-qrs-duration-change-rate-and-tricuspid-regurgitation-pressure-gradient
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Shuichi Shiraishi, Masashi Takahashi, Ai Sugimoto, Masanori Tsuchida
Background: To determine potential predictors of ventricular tachyarrhythmia and sudden cardiac death (SCD) occurring late after repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). Methods: Since 1964, 415 patients had undergone total repair for TOF at Niigata University Hospital. Of these, 89 patients who were followed for more than 10 years at our institute were retrospectively reviewed. Results: The mean follow-up period was 24.3 years. During the study period, one patient died of cerebral bleeding, and two patients had SCD...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311499/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-tavi-for-native-aortic-valve-regurgitation%C3%A3-a-systematic-review
#13
Altayyeb Yousef, Zachary MacDonald, Trevor Simard, Juan J Russo, Joshua Feder, Michael V Froeschl, Alexander Dick, Christopher Glover, Ian G Burwash, Azeem Latib, Josep Rodés-Cabau, Marino Labinaz, Benjamin Hibbert
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has become the standard of care for management of high-risk patients with aortic stenosis. Limited data is available regarding the performance of TAVI in patients with native aortic valve regurgitation (NAVR).Methods and Results:We performed a systematic review from 2002 to 2016. The primary outcome was device success as per VARC-2 criteria. Secondary endpoints included procedural complications, and 30-day and 1-year mortality rates...
December 28, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311349/early-detection-of-subclinical-myocardial-damage-in-chronic-aortic-regurgitation-and-strategies-for-timely-treatment-of-asymptomatic-patients
#14
REVIEW
Joe K T Lee, Anna Franzone, Jonas Lanz, George C M Siontis, Stefan Stortecky, Christoph Gräni, Eva Roost, Stephan Windecker, Thomas Pilgrim
A series of hemodynamic and pathological responses occur in chronic aortic regurgitation, which eventually result in myocardial fibrosis and irreversible left ventricular dysfunction. According to guidelines, valvular surgery is recommended with the development of symptoms, left ventricular systolic dysfunction, or left ventricular dilatation. The optimal timing of surgical intervention has recently been questioned with documentation of irreversible myocardial damage resulting in incomplete left ventricular recovery and adverse clinical outcomes after surgery...
January 9, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309568/paravalvular-leakage-in-patients-with-prosthetic-heart-valves-cardiac-computed-tomography-findings-and-clinical-features
#15
Hyun Jung Koo, Joo Yeon Lee, Gun Ha Kim, Joon-Won Kang, Young-Hak Kim, Dae-Hee Kim, Jong-Min Song, Duk-Hyun Kang, Jae-Kwan Song, Tae-Hwan Lim, Dong Hyun Yang
Aims: Morphological characteristics of paravalvular leakage (PVL) have not yet been well characterized by computed tomography (CT). The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the morphological characteristics of PVLs using cardiac CT in patients diagnosed with PVL. Methods and results: Between May 2011 and December 2013, 46 patients who had been diagnosed with PVL and underwent cardiac CT were included in this study. On CT, the characteristics of PVLs including number, size, location, and shape are described...
January 4, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307159/calculation-of-mitral-valve-area-in-mitral-stenosis-comparison-of-continuity-equation-and-pressure-half-time-with-two-dimensional-planimetry-in-patients-with-and-without-associated-aortic-or-mitral-regurgitation-or-atrial-fibrillation
#16
Roya Sattarzadeh, Anahita Tavoosi, Mohammad Saadat, Leila Derakhshan, Bakhtyar Khosravi, Babak Geraiely
Accurate measurement of Mitral Valve Area (MVA) is essential to determining the Mitral Stenosis (MS) severity and to achieving the best management strategies for this disease. The goal of the present study is to compare mitral valve area (MVA) measurement by Continuity Equation (CE) and Pressure Half-Time (PHT) methods with that of 2D-Planimetry (PL) in patients with moderate to severe mitral stenosis (MS). This comparison also was performed in subgroups of patients with significant Aortic Insufficiency (AI), Mitral Regurgitation (MR) and Atrial Fibrillation (AF)...
November 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305147/repair-of-a-quadricuspid-autograft
#17
Irem Karliova, Andreas Hagendorff, Ahmad Shalabi, Ulrich Schneider, Hans-Joachim Schäfers
Aortic valve replacement using a pulmonary autograft is an accepted option in children and young patients. The use of a pulmonary valve with congenital anomaly as autograft is controversial. We describe a case in which a quadricuspid pulmonary valve was used as autograft in childhood. The patient presented with severe regurgitation 13 years later. Repair was performed with stabilization of the root and cusp prolapse correction, leading to normalized valve function. Despite concerns over the long term durability of an anomalous pulmonary valve as autograft good mid- to long-term results can be achieved...
January 2, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304530/alteration-of-von-willebrand-factor-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-the-absence-of-paravalvular-regurgitation
#18
Felix Pawlitschek, Cornelius Keyl, Barbara Zieger, Ulrich Budde, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Franz-Josef Neumann, Christian Stratz, Thomas G Nührenberg, Dietmar Trenk
Moderate or severe paravalvular regurgitation after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is frequently associated with a loss of high-molecular-weight multimers of von Willebrand factor (VWF) and a reduced VWF collagen-binding capacity. It is unclear whether this phenomenon can also be observed in patients with mild paravalvular regurgitation, and whether there are differences between patients undergoing conventional aortic valve replacement (AVR) or TAVI. We analysed the multimeric structure of VWF and the ratio of VWF collagen-binding capacity to VWF antigen pre- and postoperatively in 12 patients scheduled for AVR and in 31 patients scheduled for TAVI...
January 2018: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304514/antithrombotic-treatment-after-transcatheter-heart-valves-implant
#19
Sabato Sorrentino, Gennaro Giustino, Kamilia Moalem, Ciro Indolfi, Roxana Mehran, George D Dangas
Transcatheter heart valve replacement technology was introduced as alternative to surgery for the growing high-risk profile population. Developed first, aortic valve replacement (TAVR) became a standard of care for patients with severe aortic stenosis at high operative risk, with a potential future use also for low-risk subjects. In the last decade, a multitude of transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) devices have been developed for the treatment of severe mitral regurgitation, with encouraging results coming from first-in-man and feasibility studies...
January 5, 2018: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304409/impeller-pump-model-derived-from-conservation-laws-applied-to-the-simulation-of-the-cardiovascular-system-coupled-to-heart-assist-pumps
#20
Yubing Shi, Theodosios Korakianitis
Previous numerical models of impeller pumps for ventricular assist devices utilize curve-fitted polynomials to simulate experimentally-obtained pressure difference versus flow rate characteristics of the pumps, with pump rotational speed as a parameter. In this paper the numerical model for the pump pressure difference versus flow rate characteristics is obtained by analytic derivation. The mass, energy and angular momentum conservation laws are applied to the working fluid passing through the impeller geometry and coupled with the turbomachine's velocity diagram...
December 22, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
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