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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529306/normalization-of-diffuse-st-depression-with-avr-elevation-after-rehydration-in-a-patient-with-severe-aortic-stenosis
#1
Sachin R Patel, Vikas J Patel, Brittany Clark, George Rust
BACKGROUND Isolated ST elevation in lead aVR in combination with global ST depression with normalization after rehydration is a unique electrocardiographic pattern that is associated with a broad range of diagnoses. Its association with left main coronary artery disease and other acute coronary syndromes suggest the need for early and aggressive cardiac evaluation. CASE REPORT A 53-year-old man presented with altered mental status and loss of consciousness. He was unresponsive, hypotensive, tachycardiac, and diaphoretic...
May 22, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515742/the-use-of-intraoperative-epiaortic-ultrasonography-in-monitoring-patients-over-75-years-old-treated-with-aortic-valve-replacement
#2
Tomasz Niklewski, Michał Zembala, Dariusz Puszczewicz, Paweł Nadziakiewicz, Wojciech Karolak, Marian Zembala
INTRODUCTION: Epiaortic ultrasound scanning (EAS) extended the use of ultrasound to the intraoperative diagnosis of aortic pathology. Surgical palpation of the ascending aorta underestimates the presence and severity of atherosclerotic plaques. Epiaortic ultrasound scanning has been used as an adjunct to transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) or as a primary direct diagnostic tool for imaging the ascending aorta as well as the aortic arch, which gained prominence as part of a multipronged intraoperative strategy to reduce atherosclerotic emboli...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515741/respiratory-functional-status-after-conventional-and-minimally-invasive-aortic-valve-replacement-surgery-a-propensity-score-analysis
#3
Jarosław Stoliński, Robert Musiał, Dariusz Plicner, Kamil Fijorek, Michał Mędrzycki, Janusz Andres, Bogusław Kapelak
INTRODUCTION: Reports describing respiratory function of patients after conventional or minimally invasive cardiac surgery are infrequent. AIM: To compare pulmonary functional status after conventional (AVR) and after minimally invasive, through right anterior minithoracotomy, aortic valve replacement (RT-AVR). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was an observational analysis of 212 patients scheduled for RT-AVR and 212 for AVR between January 2011 and December 2014 selected using propensity score matching...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511707/rapid-deployment-valve-system-shortens-operative-times-for-aortic-valve-replacement-through-right-anterior-minithoracotomy
#4
Constanze Bening, Khaled Hamouda, Mehmet Oezkur, Christoph Schimmer, Ina Schade, Armin Gorski, Ivan Aleksic, Rainer Leyh
BACKGROUND: There is growing evidence from the literature that right anterior minithoracotomy aortic valve replacement (RAT-AVR) improves clinical outcome. However, increased cross clamp time is the strongest argument for surgeons not performing RAT-AVR. Rapid deployment aortic valve systems have the potential to decrease cross-clamp time and ease this procedure. We assessed clinical outcome of rapid deployment and conventional valves through RAT. METHODS: Sixty-eight patients (mean age 76 ± 6 years, 32% females) underwent RAT-AVR between 9/2013 and 7/2015...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508532/aortic-valve-replacement-for-papillary-fibroelastoma
#5
REVIEW
Ali Ahmet Arikan, Oğuz Omay, Fatih Aydın, Muhip Kanko, Sibel Gür, Emir Derviş, Cansu Eda Yılmaz, Bahar Müezzinoğlu
Surgery is indicated for symptomatic patients with papillary fibroelastomas (PFE) on the aortic valve. The valve is commonly spared during tumor excision. Rarely, aortic valve replacement (AVR) is needed. We present a case requiring AVR for an aortic valve PFE and review the literature to determine the risk factors for failure of aortic valve-sparing techniques in patients with PFE.
May 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506602/ventricular-tachycardia-score-a-novel-method-for-wide-qrs-complex-tachycardia-differentiation-explained
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Marek Jastrzębski, Piotr Kukla, Danuta Czarnecka
Philosophy, merits and limitations of a novel method for wide QRS complex tachycardia differentiation, based on a scoring system and called the ventricular tachycardia (VT) score, were explained. The following criteria were assigned one point: initial dominant R wave in V1; initial r>40 ms in V1 or V2; notched S in V1; initial R wave in aVR; lead II RWPT≥50 ms; and absence of an RS in leads V1-V6. Atrioventricular dissociation (including fusion/capture beats and partial dissociation) was assigned two points...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505063/retinal-vessel-metrics-normative-data-and-their-use-in-systemic-hypertension-results-from-the-gutenberg-health-study
#7
Katharina A Ponto, David J Werner, Linn Wiedemer, Dagmar Laubert-Reh, Alexander K Schuster, Stefan Nickels, René Höhn, Andreas Schulz, Harald Binder, Manfred Beutel, Karl J Lackner, Philipp S Wild, Norbert Pfeiffer, Alireza Mirshahi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In-vivo measurement of retinal vascular calibers may be used as a tool to study the pathophysiology and clinical status of the microvasculature of the retina. The aim of this study was to generate normative data for retinal vessel parameters, and to evaluate the clinical relevance in systemic hypertension. METHODS: Fundus photographs from 4309 participants of the Gutenberg Health Study were assessed using the 'retinal vessel analyzer' software (IMEDOS)...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503975/body-image-after-heart-transplantation-compared-to-mechanical-aortic-valve-insertion
#8
Armin Hartmann, Claudia Heilmann, Josefine Kaps, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Wolfgang Zeh, Wolfgang Albert, Michael Wirsching, Kurt Fritzsche, Andreas Joos
OBJECTIVE: Heart transplantation (HT) obviously affects body image and integrity. However, there are very few empirical data post-transplant. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, 57 HT patients were compared with 47 subjects with mechanical aortic valve replacement (AVR) using the Dresden-Body-Image questionnaire (DKB) and specific questions regarding integration of the organ/device. In addition, affective symptoms and quality of life (QoL) were assessed (12-Item Short-Form Health Survey and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, HADS)...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500139/high-versus-low-gradient-severe-aortic-stenosis-demographics-clinical-outcomes-and-effects-of-the-initial-aortic-valve-replacement-strategy-on-long-term-prognosis
#9
Tomohiko Taniguchi, Takeshi Morimoto, Hiroki Shiomi, Kenji Ando, Norio Kanamori, Koichiro Murata, Takeshi Kitai, Yuichi Kawase, Chisato Izumi, Makoto Miyake, Hirokazu Mitsuoka, Masashi Kato, Yutaka Hirano, Shintaro Matsuda, Tsukasa Inada, Kazuya Nagao, Tomoyuki Murakami, Yasuyo Takeuchi, Keiichiro Yamane, Mamoru Toyofuku, Mitsuru Ishii, Eri Minamino-Muta, Takao Kato, Moriaki Inoko, Tomoyuki Ikeda, Akihiro Komasa, Katsuhisa Ishii, Kozo Hotta, Nobuya Higashitani, Yoshihiro Kato, Yasutaka Inuzuka, Chiyo Maeda, Toshikazu Jinnai, Yuko Morikami, Naritatsu Saito, Kenji Minatoya, Takeshi Kimura
BACKGROUND: There is considerable debate on the management of patients with low-gradient severe aortic stenosis (LG-AS), defined as aortic valve area <1 cm(2) with peak aortic jet velocity ≤4.0 m/s, and mean aortic pressure gradient ≤40 mm Hg. METHODS AND RESULTS: In the CURRENT AS registry (Contemporary Outcomes After Surgery and Medical Treatment in Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis), there were 2097 patients (initial aortic valve replacement [AVR] strategy: n=977, and conservative strategy: n=1120) with high-gradient severe aortic stenosis (HG-AS) and 1712 patients (initial AVR strategy: n=219, and conservative strategy: n=1493) with LG-AS...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494976/prognostic-implications-of-moderate-aortic%C3%A2-stenosis-in-patients-with-left%C3%A2-ventricular-systolic%C3%A2-dysfunction
#10
Lennart van Gils, Marie-Annick Clavel, E Mara Vollema, Rebecca T Hahn, Ernest Spitzer, Victoria Delgado, Tamim Nazif, Peter P De Jaegere, Marcel L Geleijnse, Ori Ben-Yehuda, Jeroen J Bax, Martin B Leon, Philippe Pibarot, Nicolas M Van Mieghem
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction and moderate aortic stenosis (AS) are more frequent with advancing age and often coexist. Afterload reduction is the mainstay of pharmacological treatment of heart failure (HF). Aortic valve replacement (AVR) is only formally indicated for symptomatic severe AS. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the clinical outcome of patients with concomitant moderate AS and LV systolic dysfunction. METHODS: Echocardiographic and clinical data of patients with moderate AS and LV systolic dysfunction between 2010 and 2015 from 4 large academic institutions were retrospectively analyzed...
May 16, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490683/-concomitant-surgery-for-symptomatic-severe-carotid-artery-stenosis-and-aortic-valve-stenosis-with-contralateral-internal-carotid-artery-occlusion-a-case-report
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Tomonori Takeshita, Kohei Ishihara, Yuu Murakami, Hiroshi Munakata, Katsuhito Mabuni, Tadao Kugai, Tomoaki Nagamine
We report a case of concomitant carotid endarterectomy(CEA)and aortic valve replacement(AVR)for symptomatic severe carotid artery and aortic valve stenosis(AS). A 77-year-old man, presented to our hospital with AS complicated by right internal carotid artery(ICA)stenosis and left ICA occlusion, seeking treatment for AS. He suffered from left hemiparesis, and diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging(MRI)showed multiple ischemic lesions in the right cerebral hemisphere. He was admitted to our neurosurgical department and received treatment for acute cerebral infarction caused by severe right ICA stenosis...
May 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489611/fdg-pet-ct-in-aortic-valve-bioprosthesis-infection
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Lucia Rampin, Alice Ferretti, Maria Cristina Marzola, Lolita Sasset, Sotirios Chondrogiannis, Anna Maria Cattelan, Domenico Rubello, Patrick M Colletti
A 62-year-old man presented with persistent fever, weakness, and retrosternal pain 3 years after aortic valve bioprosthesis (AVR). His white blood cell count was 11,000/μL and C-reactive protein was 13.6 mg/dL. Consecutive blood cultures isolated Staphylococcus epidermidis and capitis. Transesophageal echocardiography demonstrated small aortic valve prosthesis vegetation. F-FDG PET/CT revealed prominent AVR activity, SUVmax = 12.2. He was treated with daptomycin, meropenem, and gentamicin for 1 month and followed by daptomycin and carbapenem for 3 months...
May 9, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488419/balloon-aortic-valvuloplasty-in-contemporary-practice
#13
Kully Sandhu, Suresh Krishnamoorthy, Ashari Afif, James Nolan, Mark G Gunning
BACKGROUND: There has been a revival of balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) for severe aortic stenosis, as a result of an increasing number of patients undergoing trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). However, there has not been universal adoption of BAV as a standalone, nor bridging therapy. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the practice at our institution between June 2009 and May 2016 was performed. Demographic, clinical, procedural, and follow-up data on all patients were collected...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488404/low-gradient-dismal-outcome-tavr-should-we
#14
EDITORIAL
Samuel M Butman
Low gradient (<40 mm) aortic valve stenosis (AVA < 1.0 cm(2) ) outcomes with TAVR are worse than when gradients are > 40 mm Hg. Concomitant coronary disease, older age, presence of diabetes, and lower ejection fraction in patients with low gradient aortic valve stenosis account for the poorer outcome after TAVR. Historically, similar results have been seen with surgical AVR.
May 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488096/improving-risk-assessment-for-post-surgical-low-cardiac-output-syndrome-in-patients-without-severely-reduced-ejection-fraction-undergoing-open-aortic-valve-replacement-the-role-of-global-longitudinal-strain-and-right-ventricular-free-wall-strain
#15
K Balderas-Muñoz, H Rodríguez-Zanella, J F Fritche-Salazar, N Ávila-Vanzzini, L E Juárez Orozco, J A Arias-Godínez, O Calvillo-Argüelles, S Rivera-Peralta, J C Sauza-Sosa, M E Ruiz-Esparza, E Bucio-Reta, A Rómero, N Espinola-Zavaleta, B Domínguez-Mendez, M Gaxiola-Macias, M A Martínez-Ríos
Low cardiac output syndrome (LCOS) after surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) is related to increased mortality and treatment related costs. We aimed to evaluate whether echocardiography-derived left ventricular global longitudinal strain (LV-GLS) relates to the occurrence of postoperative LCOS in patients undergoing SAVR. We prospectively enrolled 75 patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) >40%, NYHA Class <IV, without other significant valve disease...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487869/a-curious-case-of-persistently-relapsing-hyperkalemia-in-an-esrd-patient-on-maintenance-hemodialysis-following-bioprosthetic-aortic-valve-replacement-a-potential-case-for-the-use-of-the-new-agent-patiromer-for-hyperkalemia-management
#16
Macaulay Amechi Chukwukadibia Onuigbo, Nneoma Agbasi, Fidelis Oguejiofor, Charles Odenigbo
Hyperkalemia is not uncommon in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on maintenance hemodialysis, often related to dietary indiscretion, following the prolonged inter-dialytic weekend interval in patients on thrice weekly hemodialysis treatments, and sometimes the adverse effects of medications such as RAAS blocking agents. Moreover, hyperkalemia following extended cardiac surgery can result from the use of high-potassium containing cardioplegic solutions used during cardiopulmonary bypass. Nevertheless, different from the foregoing, in the nephrology literature, there have been very rare reports of potentially life-threatening hyperkalemia following cardiac valve replacement procedure...
2017: Journal of Renal Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462222/the-ross-procedure-time-for-a-hard-look-at-current-practices-and-a-reexamination-of-the-guidelines
#17
EDITORIAL
Ismail El-Hamamsy, Ismail Bouhout
The ideal aortic valve substitute for young adults requiring aortic valve replacement (AVR) remains elusive. Young and middle-aged patients have a longer anticipated life expectancy and a higher level of physical activity than their elderly counterparts. In recent years, there has been a growing focus on long-term outcomes following AVR in this specific patient population. These studies highlight the direct impact of the choice of prosthesis on long-term survival, quality of life and rates of valve-related complications in younger adults...
March 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456394/reexamining-the-role-of-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-after-mediastinal-radiation-therapy
#18
Aly Ghoneim, Ismail Bouhout, Louis P Perrault, Denis Bouchard, Michel Pellerin, Yoan Lamarche, Philippe Demers, Michel Carrier, Raymond Cartier, Ismail El-Hamamsy
BACKGROUND: The risk of aortic valve replacement (AVR) for patients after mediastinal radiation therapy (MRT) remains unaccounted for in traditional risk scores. The aim of this study was to examine perioperative and midterm outcomes in patients undergoing AVR after MRT in the current era. METHODS: From 2000 to 2016, 49 consecutive patients previously exposed to MRT underwent AVR with or without concomitant procedures at a single center. Patients were divided into two groups: isolated AVR (n = 18) and AVR with concomitant procedures (n = 31)...
April 26, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453629/long-term-outcomes-of-a-rapid-deployment-aortic-valve-data-up-to-5-years%C3%A2
#19
Günther Laufer, Axel Haverich, Martin Andreas, Friedrich W Mohr, Thomas Walther, Malakh Shrestha, Parwis Rahmanian, David Holzhey, Matthias Roth, Christoph Schmitz, René Schramm, Christophe Giot, Thorsten C W Wahlers
OBJECTIVES: Rapid deployment aortic valve replacement (AVR) has been developed to facilitate minimally invasive approaches for cardiac surgery and shorten procedural times. TRITON is a prospectively designed study to assess safety and efficacy of rapid deployment AVR with Edwards INTUITY valve system. This report presents the 5-year outcomes of the TRITON trial. METHODS: A total of 295 patients with aortic valve stenosis were enrolled in the TRITON trial and 287 patients received the study valve...
April 26, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451388/myofilament-function-and-body-mass-index
#20
Constanze Bening, Khaled Hamouda, Christoph Schimmer, Rainier Leyh
Body mass is reported to influence myocardial performance. Recent studies have emphasised the importance of negative inotropic adipocyte-derived factors and their impact on cardiac contractile function. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. We aimed to determine whether body mass impacts cardiac force development on the level of the contractile apparatus. We examined the influence of body mass index (BMI) (3 groups: group I >25, group II 25-30, group III >30) on the myocardial performance of skinned muscle fibres...
March 2017: Biomedical Reports
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