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Tyler M Gunn, Sotiris C Stamou, Nicholas T Kouchoukos, Kevin W Lobdell, Kamal Khabbaz, Lawrence H Patzelt, Robert C Hagberg
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to compare the early and late outcomes of different techniques of proximal root reconstruction during the repair of acute Type A aortic dissection, including aortic valve (AV) resuspension, aortic valve replacement (AVR), and a root replacement procedure. METHODS: All patients who underwent acute Type A aortic dissection repair between January 2000 and October 2010 at four academic institutions were compiled from each institution's Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database...
April 2016: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
Mark A Groh, Ivan Diaz, Alan M Johnson, Stephen W Ely, Oliver A Binns, Gerard L Champsaur
BACKGROUND: Patients at intermediate risk (IR) according to The Society of Thoracic Surgeons risk score are today frequently oriented toward the transfemoral aortic valve replacement (TAVR) option. Our goal was to evaluate the best treatment strategies for IR patients with severe aortic stenosis. METHODS: Of a consecutive series of 1,144 surgical aortic valve replacements (AVRs) performed in our institution between 2008 and 2014, we reviewed the early and late outcomes of two different groups: a low-risk (LR) group of 470 patients, and an IR group of 620...
October 15, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Waldemar Elikowski, Małgorzata Małek-Elikowska, Bartosz Kudliński, Paweł Skrzywanek, Sławomir Smól, Stanisław Rzymski
In typical takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) apical transient left ventricular dysfunction with concomitant ECG changes mimicking acute anterior myocardial infarction can be observed. Reverse TC (RTC) characterized by contractile disturbances in all basal and often simultaneous mid-ventricular segments is definitely less frequent. ECG pattern of RTC is less known. The authors present ECG findings in 5 cases of RTC in course of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH); 3 patients were diagnosed with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and the other two with intracerebral hemorrhage or subdural posttraumatic hematoma...
September 29, 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Juliana Filgueiras Medeiros, Fábio Martins Nardo-Botelho, Lara Cristina Felix-Bernardes, Lucas Hollanda-Oliveira, Lucas Bassolli de Oliveira-Alves, Ênia Lúcia-Coutinho, Cristiano Dietrich, Adriano Caixeta, Jose Marconi Almeida-de-Sousa, Ântonio Carlos-Carvalho, Cláudio Cirenza, Ângelo Amato Vicenzo-de-Paola
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) is the most common form of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) whose diagnosis can be strongly suspected based on the surface eletrocardiogram alone. The purpose of this study is to determine the diagnostic accuracy of several electrocardiographic (ECG) criteria for the prediction of AVNRT. METHODS: Between November 2010 and January 2014, a total of 256 patients who underwent electrophysiological testing (EP) with regular, paroxysmal and narrow QRS complex tachycardia were prospectively enrolled...
July 2016: Archives of Medical Research
Fatih Sen, Ozcan Ozeke, Ozgur Kirbas, Cengiz Burak, Habibe Kafes, Bahar Tekin Tak, Umran Ozdamar, Kadir Ocak, Serkan Topaloglu, Dursun Aras
Prediction of left main coronary artery (LMCA) or equivalent disease is important with regard to selecting the appropriate treatment strategy. The classical electrocardiographic pattern of LMCA disease includes ST elevation (STE) in lead aVR in the presence of extensive ST depression (most prominent in leads I, II, and V4-6) with the STE in aVR≥V1. Patients with these findings may potentially require early coronary angiography and coronary bypass surgery; therefore selected patients with these findings on exercise testing might benefit from more urgent or expedited angiography...
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
S Thrudeep, George Geofi, George Rupesh, S Abdulkhadar
Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and electrocardiography showing ST elevation in Lead aVR>V1 are considered specific for left main coronary artery lesion and also suggest extensive anterior wall myocardial infarction. In this backdrop, we are presenting an incidental observation of an association of ST elevation in lead aVR>V1 in isolated proximal left circumflex lesion in the setting of ACS, who later underwent successful primary percutaneous coronary intervention.
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
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)
Junnan Zheng, Liangwei Chen, Linfeng Qian, Jianjie Jiang, Yinglian Chen, Jue Xie, Liping Shi, Yiming Ni, Haige Zhao
We aimed to evaluate whether blood conservation strategies including intraoperative autologous donation (IAD) could reduce perioperative blood transfusion for patients undergoing cardiac valve replacement including mitral valve replacement, aortic valve replacement (AVR), and double valve replacement (DVR).A total of 726 patients were studied over a 3-year period (2011-2013) after the implementation of IAD and were compared with 919 patients during the previous 36-month period (January 2008-December 2010). The method of small-volume retrograde autologous priming, strict blood transfusion standard together with IAD constituted a progressive blood-saving strategy...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ang Deng, Hong-Qi Zhang, Ming-Xing Tang, Shao-Hua Liu, Yu-Xiang Wang, Qi-Le Gao
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of posterior-only surgical correction of dystrophic scoliosis in patients with neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) using a multiple anchor point method (MAPM). METHODS From 2005 to 2014, 31 patients (mean age 13.5 years old, range 10-22 years old) suffering from dystrophic scoliosis associated with NF1 underwent posterior-only surgical correction using a MAPM. The apex of the deformity was thoracic (n = 25), thoracolumbar (n = 4), and lumbar (n = 2)...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Luc Cozijnsen, Hester J van der Zaag-Loonen, Martinus A Cozijnsen, Richard L Braam, Robin H Heijmen, Barbara J M Mulder
BACKGROUND: After aortic valve replacement (AVR), bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) patients continue to be at risk of aortic complications. Therefore, knowledge of native valve anatomy is important for follow-up. We aimed to determine the extent of which the presence of BAV disease is known in a regional post-AVR population. METHODS: The Electronical Medical Record system was used to collect all patients under follow-up after AVR. We documented their clinical data and used the operative report to determine valve phenotype; lacking reports were retrieved...
September 26, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Riyas C, Manoj Indurkar, Indurkar Nigam
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January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Jeong Yoon Jang, Jeong-Sook Seo, Byung Joo Sun, Dae-Hee Kim, Jong-Min Song, Duk-Hyun Kang, Jae-Kwan Song
BACKGROUND: Left ventricle (LV) in patients with aortic stenosis (AS) faces a double hemodynamic load incorporating both valvular stenosis and reduced systemic arterial compliance (SAC). This study aimed to evaluate the impact of global LV afterload on LV hypertrophy (LVH) before and after aortic valve replacement (AVR). METHODS: The study cohort included 453 patients (247 males; mean age, 64 ± 11 years) who underwent AVR. Pre- and post-AVR echocardiographic examinations were retrospectively analyzed including an index of valvuloarterial impedance (ZVA) and LV mass index/LV end-diastolic volume index (LVMI/LVEDVI) as a parameter of LVH...
September 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
Ismail Bouhout, Amine Mazine, Lena Rivard, Aly Ghoneim, Ismail El-Hamamsy, Yoan Lamarche, Michel Carrier, Philippe Demers, Denis Bouchard
BACKGROUND: Sutureless self-expandable aortic bioprostheses rely on radial forces for stabilization, raising concern that these devices may increase the risk of postoperative conduction disease. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of conduction disorders after sutureless aortic valve replacement (AVR) with the Perceval S (Sorin Group, Saluggia, Italy) bioprosthesis. METHODS: Between June 2011 and March 2013, 108 consecutive patients underwent sutureless AVR with the Perceval S prosthesis...
October 4, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Xunli Lu, Barbara Kracher, Isabel M L Saur, Saskia Bauer, Simon R Ellwood, Roger Wise, Takashi Yaeno, Takaki Maekawa, Paul Schulze-Lefert
Disease-resistance genes encoding intracellular nucleotide-binding domain and leucine-rich repeat proteins (NLRs) are key components of the plant innate immune system and typically detect the presence of isolate-specific avirulence (AVR) effectors from pathogens. NLR genes define the fastest-evolving gene family of flowering plants and are often arranged in gene clusters containing multiple paralogs, contributing to copy number and allele-specific NLR variation within a host species. Barley mildew resistance locus a (Mla) has been subject to extensive functional diversification, resulting in allelic resistance specificities each recognizing a cognate, but largely unidentified, AVRa gene of the powdery mildew fungus, Blumeria graminis f...
October 4, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Amedeo Anselmi, Vito Giovanni Ruggieri, Bernard Lelong, Erwan Flecher, Hervé Corbineau, Thierry Langanay, Jean-Philippe Verhoye, Alain Leguerrier
OBJECTIVE: To clarify the mid-term durability of the Trifecta bioprosthesis for aortic valve replacement (AVR). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the prospectively collected data of 824 consecutive implants of the Trifecta valve at a single institution. A 100% complete follow-up was available (average duration, 2.2 ± 1.3 years; range, 0.03-6.9 years; 1747.6 patient-years). Echocardiography data at discharge were recorded prospectively. RESULTS: Operative mortality was 3...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Jolanta Floryszak-Wieczorek, Magdalena Arasimowicz-Jelonek
Our research provides new insights into how the low and steady-state levels of nitric oxide (NO) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) in potato leaves are altered after the challenge with the hemibiotroph Phytophthora infestans or the necrotroph Botrytis cinerea, with the subsequent rapid and invader-dependent modification of defense responses with opposite effects. Mainly in the avirulent (avr) P. infestans-potato system, NO well balanced with the superoxide level was tuned with a battery of SA-dependent defense genes, leading to the establishment of the hypersensitive response (HR) successfully arresting the pathogen...
2016: PloS One
Hector I Michelena, Rakesh M Suri, Ognjen Katan, Mackram F Eleid, Marie-Annick Clavel, Mathew J Maurer, Patricia A Pellikka, Douglas Mahoney, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano
BACKGROUND: Sex-related differences in morbidity and survival in bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) adults are fundamentally unknown. Contemporary studies portend excellent survival for BAV patients identified at early echocardiographic-clinical stages. Whether BAV adults incur a survival disadvantage throughout subsequent echocardiographic-clinical stages remains undetermined. METHODS AND RESULTS: Analysis was done of 3 different cohorts of consecutive patients with echocardiographic diagnosis of BAV identified retrospectively: (1) a community cohort of 416 patients with first BAV diagnosis (age 35±21 years, follow-up 16±7 years), (2) a tertiary clinical referral cohort of 2824 BAV adults (age 51±16 years, follow-up 9±6 years), and (3) a surgical referral cohort of 2242 BAV adults referred for aortic valve replacement (AVR) (age 62±14 years, follow-up 6±5 years)...
2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
Abdellaziz Dahou, Haïfa Mahjoub, Philippe Pibarot
Prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM) occurs when the effective orifice area (EOA) of a normally functioning prosthesis is too small in relation to the patient's body size, resulting in abnormally high postoperative gradients. PPM is frequent following aortic valve replacement (AVR), and it is associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality proportionally to its severity. Differential diagnosis between PPM and prosthetic valve stenosis is made by comparing the measured valve effective orifice area, by assessing the changes in valve area and gradient during follow-up and by evaluating leaflet morphology and mobility...
November 2016: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
Tone Bull Enger, Hilde Pleym, Roar Stenseth, Guri Greiff, Alexander Wahba, Vibeke Videm
OBJECTIVES: To assess long-term survival and mortality in adult cardiac surgery patients. METHODS: 8,564 consecutive patients undergoing cardiac surgery in Trondheim, Norway from 2000 until censoring 31.12.2014 were prospectively followed. Observed long-term mortality following surgery was compared to the expected mortality in the Norwegian population, matched on gender, age and calendar year. This enabled assessment of relative survival (observed/expected survival rates) and relative mortality (observed/expected deaths)...
2016: PloS One
Praveen Indraratna, David H Tian, Tristan D Yan, Mathew P Doyle, Christopher Cao
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has become a widely utilized method of treatment of severe aortic valve stenosis. The present meta-analysis included all published relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and aimed to compare the safety and efficacy of TAVI compared to surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR). METHOD: Nine electronic databases were comprehensively searched. Eligible studies were required to be randomized controlled trials which reported comparative endpoints on both TAVI and AVR...
September 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
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