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Surgical ventricular reconstruction

Richard G Ohye, Dietmar Schranz, Yves D'Udekem
Universally fatal only 4 decades ago, the progress in the 3-stage palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome and related single right ventricular lesions has drastically improved the outlook for these patients. Although the stage II operation (hemi-Fontan or bidirectional Glenn) and stage III Fontan procedure have evolved into relatively low-risk operations, the stage I Norwood procedure remains one of the highest-risk and costliest common operations performed in congenital heart surgery. Yet, despite this fact, experienced centers now report hospital survivals of >90% for the Norwood procedure...
October 25, 2016: Circulation
Ezzeldin A Mostafa, Ashraf A H El Midany, Yasser Elnahas, Ahmed Helmy, Sherif A Mansour
OBJECTIVES: Favourable outcomes in the repair of Ebstein's anomaly are predicated on tricuspid valve competence, right ventricular function and presence of arrhythmia. We report our experience with a single-stage, three-fold repair of Ebstein's anomaly, namely, cone reconstruction of the tricuspid valve supplemented by bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis and right atrial electrocautery maze. METHODS: From 2010 to 2014, 37 consecutive patients with Ebstein's anomaly, median age 17...
October 4, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Andreas Tulzer, Rudolf Mair, Michaela Kreuzer, Gerald Tulzer
OBJECTIVES: Coarctation with hypoplastic aortic arch can be treated with resection and extended end-to-end anastomosis (REEEA) as well as end-to-side anastomosis (ESA). The aim of the study was to review our experience with these techniques in newborns and infants and to assess mid-term outcome with regards to morbidity, mortality, and reintervention rate in relation to operative access and technique. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of hospital charts and surgical reports from 183 consecutive newborns and infants with coarctation and hypoplastic aortic arch with or without ventricular septal defect between 1996 and 2013...
August 31, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
W Brent Keeling, Bradley G Leshnower, Jose Binongo, Yi Lasanajak, LaRonica McPherson, Edward P Chen
BACKGROUND: The David V valve-sparing aortic root replacement (VSRR) is an established and durable method of root reconstruction for varying pathologies. However, the impact of the severity of preoperative aortic regurgitation (AR) on long-term durability remains unclear. The purpose of this research was to investigate the impact of the degree of preoperative AR on midterm durability following VSRR. METHODS: A retrospective review of the adult cardiac surgical database at a single academic center was undertaken from 2005 to 2015 for 223 adult patients who underwent VSRR...
September 22, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Robert Guidoin, Yijun Fu, Bin Li, Nihal Weerasena, Jean-Michel Bourget, Royston Paynter, Xinxin Li, Jing Lin, Lu Wang, Boyin Qin, Randolph Guzman, Denis Desaulniers, Guy Dionne, Lucie Germain, Ze Zhang
The reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) system represents a considerable challenge for both manufacturers and surgeons because the patients requiring this type of devices have a very diverse set of anatomical challenges that can lead to complications and subsequent early device failures. We conducted an indepth investigation of a porcine-valve conduit explanted from a patient following an adverse event. A control device was analyzed as a reference. The rapid aging of the porcine valve in the right side of the heart together with major thrombus formation raises several questions...
2016: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
Amedeo Anselmi, Sophie Collin, Pascal Haigron, Jean-Philippe Verhoye, Erwan Flecher
BACKGROUND: Mechanical and hemodynamic factors are among the determinants of patient-device interaction and early-term and long-term outcomes in left ventricular assist device (LVAD) recipients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We are currently developing computer simulation tools aimed at (1) analyze the intrathoracic and intracavitary positioning of LVADs after implantation and establish correlation with clinical outcomes; (2) assist surgeons in the choice of device and of left ventricular coring site for optimized intrathoracic placement and function; and (3) facilitate the planning of less-invasive LVAD implantation...
September 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
Akihisa Furuta, Mitsugi Nagashima, Takeshi Hiramatsu, Goki Matsumura, Kenji Yamazaki
The unilateral absence of a proximal pulmonary artery (UAPPA) is rare and is most frequently accompanied by cardiovascular anomalies such as tetralogy of Fallot or septal defects. We report a patient with truncus arteriosus with UAPPA in which we performed a two-stage surgical repair. During the first palliative operation, a right modified Blalock-Taussig shunt was constructed to develop the hypoplastic right pulmonary artery. At 10 months, the patient underwent patch closure of a ventricular septal defect with integration of both pulmonary arteries, and reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract using a conduit...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Peng Huang, Jinwen Luo, Jian Liu, Xiaohui Yang, Xiaoming Peng, Pingbo Liu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety of surgical repair for neonatal aortic coarctation combined with ventricular septal defect.
 METHODS: Twenty-three aortic coarctation neonates received surgical treatment and their clinical data between April, 2013 and May, 2015 were analyzed retrospectively. All patients underwent coarctation repair + ventricular septal defect repair and mild hyperthermia cardiopulmonary bypass under the condition of general anesthesia. All patients were subjected to delayed sternal closure...
July 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
Aref Rashed, Karoly Gombocz, Janos Fulop, Nasri Alotti
INTRODUCTION: Iatrogenic ventricular septal defect is a rare complication after the surgical replacement of cardiac valves. Small defects may have no hemodynamic significance or remain unremarked at the end of the surgical procedure. Understanding of the valvular anatomy alone is not always enough to avoid such complications, especially in the hands of young surgeons. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a case of iatrogenic ventricular septal defect that developed early after the surgical closure of a hemodynamically significant mitral paravalvular leak...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Yoshiyuki Maekawa, Yoshinori Miyahara, Ko Yoshizumi, Masaaki Kawada, Takaomi Minami, Tomoyuki Sato, Akiko Yokomizo, Kensuke Oka, Sadahiro Furui, Koichi Kataoka
A combination of tetralogy of Fallot( TOF) and total anomalous pulmonary venous return(TAPVR) is rare and results in chronic volume and pressure load of the right side of the heart and underfilling of the left heart. We report a successful 2-staged surgical correction of TOF associated with TAPVR and atrial septal defect. The patient was unsuitable for total primary intracardiac correction because the volume of the left ventricle was considered to be small. First, repair of anomalous pulmonary venous return and palliative right ventricle outflow tract reconstruction were simultaneously performed in 2 months of birth...
September 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
Zeki Temizturk, Davut Azboy, Atakan Atalay, Hakan Atalay, Omer Faruk Dogan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to research the effects of levosimendan (LS) and sodium nitroprusside (SNP) combination on systolic and diastolic ventricular function after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) who required endoventricular patch repair (EVPR). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We studied 70 patients with ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. LS and SNP combination was administered in 35 patients (study group, SG). In the remaining patients, normal saline solution was given (placebo group, PG)...
2016: Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal
Olivier Villemain, Damien Bonnet, Lucile Houyel, Mathieu Vergnat, Magalie Ladouceur, Virginie Lambert, Zakaria Jalal, Pascal Vouhé, Emre Belli
The management of double-outlet right ventricle associated with anatomically noncommitted ventricular septal defect constitutes a surgical challenge. The limits for, and the specific outcomes after anatomical vs univentricular repair still remain to be established. Between 1993 and 2011, 36 consecutive patients presenting with double-outlet right ventricle or noncommitted ventricular septal defect (21 inlet, 10 muscular, and 5 central perimembranous) and 2 adequately sized ventricles underwent surgical repair at 2 centers...
2016: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Christian Buchholz, Andreas Mayr, Ariawan Purbojo, Martin Glöckler, Okan Toka, Robert A Cesnjevar, André Rüffer
OBJECTIVES: This retrospective single-centre review presents mid- and long-term results of stented biological valves (SBVs) in the pulmonary position. METHODS: Fifty-two SBVs (17 Carpentier-Edwards Supraannular; 13 Carpentier-Edwards Perimount; 12 St. Jude Medical Trifecta; 4 Sorin Mitroflow; 4 Sorin Soprano; 2 Sorin More) were implanted between 2000 and 2015. The median valve size, patient age and weight were 23 mm (range 19-27), 22.8 years (range 5-77) and 62...
August 22, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Takeshi Kawamata, Toru Tsukada, Muneaki Matsubara, Shinya Kanemoto, Yutaka Watanabe, Motoo Osaka, Yuji Hiramatsu
We report a case of successful aortic valve replacement and relief of right and left ventricular outflow tract obstruction 8 years after an arterial switch operation for double outlet right ventricle. Since the surgical access to the ascending aorta was limited because of the anatomical feature and the adhesion after the arterial switch operation, arterial infusion site for cardiopulmonary bypass was secured at the right common carotid artery ahead of the sternal re-entry. After cardiopulmonary bypass was established, the right pulmonary artery was divided and then dissection of the ascending aorta was completed to secure the space for aortic valve replacement...
August 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
Hiroaki Hata, Naokata Sumitomo, Mamoru Ayusawa, Motomi Shiono
BACKGROUND: In patients who have pulmonary atresia with an intact ventricular septum and severe right ventricular hypoplasia, biventricular repair is considered to be impossible and multiple interventions are generally required for definitive repair. CASE PRESENTATION: An initial palliative procedure was performed in a 1-month-old boy to promote right ventricular development by pulmonary valvectomy without disrupting the annulus, and appropriate oxygenation was achieved with a central funnel shunt...
2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Philip B Dydynski, Carmen Kiper, Deborah Kozik, Bradley B Keller, Erle Austin, Brian Holland
BACKGROUND: Although transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) routinely establishes the diagnosis of double outlet right ventricle (DORV), it can be suboptimal for depicting exact ventricular septal defect (VSD) position, especially with respect to the outflow tracts. Advanced imaging with computed tomography angiography (CTA) can help visualize structures and relationships not easily seen by echo. Using computer-aided design, we have the ability to create three-dimensional (3D) models of the intracardiac anatomy, which can be helpful for better depicting the overall anatomy to assist surgical planning...
July 2016: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
Sachiko Yamazaki, Kiyoshi Doi, Satoshi Numata, Keiichi Itatani, Hidetake Kawajiri, Kazuki Morimoto, Kaichiro Manabe, Koki Ikemoto, Hitoshi Yaku
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the outcomes of surgical ventricular reconstruction (SVR) for ischaemic cardiomyopathy and to identify ideal candidates for this procedure using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies. METHODS: We retrospectively examined 50 patients who underwent SVR and were preoperatively evaluated using cardiac MRI from 2004 to 2014. Cine MRI and gadolinium-enhanced MRI were performed to evaluate left ventricular (LV) volume and scarring...
June 28, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Olivier Villemain, Emre Belli, Magalie Ladouceur, Lucile Houyel, Zakaria Jalal, Virginie Lambert, Mohamed Ly, Pascal Vouhé, Damien Bonnet
OBJECTIVES: Surgical management of various forms of double-outlet right ventricle uses a variety of approaches depending on the underlying anatomic form. In this study, we sought to determine the risk factors of mortality and reoperation in those with double-outlet right ventricle undergoing biventricular repair, according to anatomic characteristics and initial surgical strategy. METHODS: Between 1992 and 2013, 433 patients were included in the study. Double-outlet right ventricle was classified as double-outlet right ventricle with subaortic ventricular septal defect associated with subpulmonary obstruction in 33% of patients (n = 141), with subaortic ventricular septal defect without subpulmonary obstruction in 30% of patients (n = 130), with subpulmonary ventricular septal defect in 32% of patients (n = 139), and with noncommitted ventricular septal defect in 5% of patients (n = 23)...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Patrick O Myers, Tornike Sologashvili, Maurice Beghetti, Cécile Tissot
A newborn girl presented with a prenatal diagnosis of dilated left ventricular cardiomyopathy, mitral valve regurgitation, and ductal-dependent circulation. The left ventricle was severely dilated and hypokinetic. The patient underwent Norwood stage 1 single ventricle palliation with a Damus-Kaye-Stansel anastomosis, atrioseptectomy, and a modified Blalock-Taussig shunt. The left ventricle was managed with Batista surgical ventricular reconstruction, with resection of the dilated and thinned ventricular myocardium, along with periventricular Alfieri repair of the mitral valve...
July 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Cedrick Zaouter, Claire Cornolle, Louis Labrousse, Alexandre Ouattara
Survivors of myocardial infarction might have residual damage and higher risks of developing heart failure. This increasing complication encompasses up to 45% of all infarcts. As anesthesiologists we will have to perform anesthesia more frequently in patients with such challenging medical history schedule to undergo mini-invasive surgical procedures. We present the case of a 51-year-old man with severe heart failure post-myocardial infarction with multiple sclerosis undergoing a novel percutaneous transcatheter ventricular reconstruction via a left mini-thoracotomy...
August 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
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