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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221261/clinical-analysis-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-caused-by-coronary-embolism
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Zhen-Yu Jiao, Da-Peng Zhang, Kun Xia, Le-Feng Wang, Xin-Chun Yang
Background: This study aims to investigate the clinical and angiographic features in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) induced by coronary artery embolism. Methods: Clinical data of five patients with AMI induced by coronary artery embolism were analyzed retrospectively. Results: One patient had left atrial myxoma, one patient had non-valvular atrial fibrillation, and three patients had rheumatic heart disease. Furthermore, one patient had mitral mechanical valve prostheses, two patients had atrial fibrillation...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216451/mechanosensory-based-phase-coding-of-odor-identity-in-the-olfactory-bulb
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Ryo Iwata, Hiroshi Kiyonari, Takeshi Imai
Mitral and tufted (M/T) cells in the olfactory bulb produce rich temporal patterns of activity in response to different odors. However, it remains unknown how these temporal patterns are generated and how they are utilized in olfaction. Here we show that temporal patterning effectively discriminates between the two sensory modalities detected by olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs): odor and airflow-driven mechanical signals. Sniff-induced mechanosensation generates glomerulus-specific oscillatory activity in M/T cells, whose phase was invariant across airflow speed...
December 6, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214833/living-with-functionally-univentricular-heart-beating-the-odds
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Safak Alpat, Metin Demircin
An unoperated 45-year-old man with double-inlet single left ventricle, transposed great arteries, ventricular septal defect, and pulmonary stenosis presented with mitral and pulmonary valvular vegetations unresponsive to antibiotic therapy. The initial diagnosis was made with echocardiography, and the morphology was delineated with computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. The patient underwent mitral valve replacement with a mechanical valve and pulmonary valve vegetectomy. He recovered well and he is currently well two years after the operation...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209768/spread-of-aggregates-after-olfactory-bulb-injection-of-%C3%AE-synuclein-fibrils-is-associated-with-early-neuronal-loss-and-is-reduced-long-term
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Nolwen L Rey, Sonia George, Jennifer A Steiner, Zachary Madaj, Kelvin C Luk, John Q Trojanowski, Virginia M-Y Lee, Patrik Brundin
Parkinson's disease is characterized by degeneration of substantia nigra dopamine neurons and by intraneuronal aggregates, primarily composed of misfolded α-synuclein. The α-synuclein aggregates in Parkinson's patients are suggested to first appear in the olfactory bulb and enteric nerves and then propagate, following a stereotypic pattern, via neural pathways to numerous regions across the brain. We recently demonstrated that after injection of either mouse or human α-synuclein fibrils into the olfactory bulb of wild-type mice, α-synuclein fibrils recruited endogenous α-synuclein into pathological aggregates that spread transneuronally to over 40 other brain regions and subregions, over 12 months...
December 5, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196230/functional-anatomy-and-pathophysiologic-principles-in-mitral-regurgitation-non-invasive-assessment
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Sylvestre Maréchaux, Jeffery E Illman, James Huynh, Hector I Michelena, Vuyisile T Nkomo, Christophe Tribouilloy
Mitral regurgitation (MR) is the most prevalent cause of valvular heart disease (VHD) in western countries. In the Euro Heart Survey on VHD, MR was the second most common heart VHD requiring surgery. It is also the most common form of VHD in community and population-based studies from the United States. The categorization of MR based on causes and mechanisms is a major determinant of clinical outcome, of possible therapies for the MR and of the effectiveness of these therapies. Surgical mitral valve (MV) repair has been shown to improve survival in patients with severe primary MR compared with MV replacement...
November 28, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181049/paravalvular-leak-of-a-mechanical-mitral-valve-prosthesis-associated-with-burkholderia-cepacia-subacute-endocarditis-a-rare-case-successfully-treated-by-multidisciplinary-approach
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Marco Russo, Paolo Nardi, Guglielmo Saitto, Pasquale Sordillo, Dionisio F Colella, Massimo Andreoni, Antonio Pellegrino, Giovanni Ruvolo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176139/preoperative-evaluation-and-midterm-outcomes-after-the-surgical-correction-of-anomalous-origin-of-the-left-coronary-artery-from-the-pulmonary-artery-in-50-infants-and-children
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Hui-Li Zhang, Shou-Jun Li, Xu Wang, Jun Yan, Zhong-Dong Hua
BACKGROUND: Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery (LCA) from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rather rare congenital anomaly that has a profound effect on heart function. This study aimed to retrospectively illustrate the perioperative clinical features, therapy experience, and midterm outcomes after surgical correction, and to determine the value of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and myocardial viability in differentiating critically ill patients among infants and children with ALCAPA...
December 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174559/assessment-of-the-severity-of-native-mitral-valve-regurgitation
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Kinan Carlos El-Tallawi, David Messika Zeitoun, William A Zoghbi
Mitral regurgitation (MR) is a major cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. MR is classified as primary (organic) if it is due to an intrinsic valve abnormality, or secondary (functional) if the etiology is because of remodeling of left ventricular geometry and/or valve annulus. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is the initial modality for MR evaluation. Parameters used for the assessment of MR include valve structure, cardiac remodeling, and color and spectral Doppler. Quantitative measurements include effective regurgitant orifice area, regurgitant volume, and regurgitant fraction...
November 21, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169632/effects-of-annular-contraction-on-anterior-leaflet-strain-using-an-in-vitro-simulator-with-a-dynamically-contracting-mitral-annulus
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Thomas F Easley, Charles H Bloodworth, Vinay Bhal, Ajit P Yoganathan
Using in vitro models, the mechanics as well as surgical techniques for mitral valves (MV) and MV devices can be studied in a more controlled environment with minimal monetary investment and risk. However, these current models rely on certain simplifications, one being that the MV has a static, rigid annulus. In order to study more complex issues of imaging diagnostics and implanted device function, it would be more advantageous to verify their use for a dynamic environment in a dynamic simulator. This study provides the novel design and development of a dynamically contracting annulus (DCA) within an in vitro simulator, and its subsequent use to study MV biomechanics...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162536/functional-mitral-regurgitation-imaging-insights-clinical-outcomes-and-surgical-principles
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REVIEW
Nozomi Watanabe, Simon Maltais, Shun Nishino, Tara A O'Donoghue, Judy Hung
Functional mitral regurgitation (MR;FMR) is the most common type of MR and its development is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Leaflet tethering with apical shift of the papillary muscle due to adverse left ventricular remodeling and loss of normal leaflet coaptation is the principal mechanism of FMR. Echocardiography plays a central role in the assessment of the FMR. The development of 3D echocardiography has allowed for assessment of the geometric changes of mitral valve morphology and spatial relationship with the left ventricle that accompanies FMR...
November 18, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152437/iatrogenic-circumflex-artery-stenosis-following-mitral-valve-repair
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Tatiana Busu, Fahad Alqahtani, Akram Kawsara, Mohamad Hijazi, Mohamad Alkhouli
Injury of the left circumflex coronary artery is a potentially serious complication of mitral valve surgery due to the proximity of the vessel to the posterior segment of the mitral annulus. Suture-related distortion of the artery with partial or subtotal occlusion is the most commonly implicated mechanism. Herein, we present a case of symptomatic iatrogenic circumflex coronary artery stenosis following mitral valve annuloplasty for degenerative mitral valve regurgitation.
September 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150326/concomitant-mitral-valve-procedures-in-patients-undergoing-implantation-of-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices-an-intermacs-database-analysis
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Jason O Robertson, David C Naftel, Susan L Myers, Ryan J Tedford, Susan M Joseph, James K Kirklin, Scott C Silvestry
BACKGROUND: Management of existing mitral valve (MV) disease in patients undergoing left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation remains controversial. METHODS: Among continuous-flow LVAD patients with moderate to severe mitral regurgitation entered into the Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) database between April 2008 and March 2014 (n = 4,930), outcomes were compared between patients who underwent MV repair (MVr, n = 252), MV replacement (MVR, n = 11) and no MV procedure (no MVP, n = 4,667)...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146626/clinical-outcomes-in-1731-patients-undergoing-mitral-valve-surgery-for-rheumatic-valve-disease
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Wan Kee Kim, Ho Jin Kim, Joon Bum Kim, Sung-Ho Jung, Suk Jung Choo, Cheol Hyun Chung, Jae Won Lee
OBJECTIVE: Unlike degenerative mitral valve (MV) disease, the advantages of valve repair procedure over replacement have been debated in rheumatic MV disease. This study aims to evaluate the impact of procedural types on long-term outcomes through analyses on a large data set from an endemic area of rheumatic disease. METHODS: We evaluated 1731 consecutive patients (52.3±12.5 years; 1190 women) undergoing MV surgery for rheumatic MV disease between 1997 and 2015...
November 16, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146614/heart-rate-reduction-improves-biventricular-function-and-interactions-in-experimental-pulmonary-hypertension
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Olga Gomez, Kenichi Okumura, Osami Honjo, Mei Sun, Ryo Ishii, Bart Bijens, Mark K Friedberg
OBJECTIVES: To investigate mechanisms of heart rate (HR) reduction on biventricular function and interactions in experimental pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). METHODS: We compared cardiac-cycle mechanics and interventricular interactions in 15 sham, 8 monocrotaline-PAH, 9 PAH+carvedilol and 8 PAH+ivabradine rats. We used echocardiography to assess biventricular function, timing of cardiac- cycle events and septal position in PAH rats; and related HR reduction effect on biventricular function measured by echocardiography and conductance catheter...
November 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142324/an-algorithm-for-the-beat-to-beat-assessment-of-cardiac-mechanics-during-sleep-on-earth-and-in-microgravity-from-the-seismocardiogram
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Marco Di Rienzo, Emanuele Vaini, Prospero Lombardi
Seismocardiogram, SCG, is the measure of precordial vibrations produced by the beating heart, from which cardiac mechanics may be explored on a beat-to-beat basis. We recently collected a large amount of SCG data (>69 recording hours) from an astronaut to investigate cardiac mechanics during sleep aboard the International Space Station and on Earth. SCG sleep recordings are characterized by a prolonged duration and wide heart rate swings, thus a specific algorithm was developed for their analysis. In this article we describe the new algorithm and its performance...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135480/mechanical-surface-area-of-prosthetic-heart-valve-adverse-clinical-impact-of-large-mechanical-valve-in-mitral-position
#16
Yang Hyun Cho, Kiick Sung, Wook Sung Kim, Jae-Hun Kim, Sung Mok Kim, Pyo Won Park
Although thromboembolic accidents are serious adverse events associated with mechanical mitral valves, there have been no studies on the clinical impact of the large mechanical surface areas (MSAs) of mechanical mitral prostheses. Between 1995 and 2010, 488 consecutive adult patients underwent isolated mechanical mitral valve replacement. We measured the MSA via three-dimensional computed tomography for each prosthesis. Mean patient age was 50.6 ± 11.1 years. The mean body surface area (BSA) and MSA index (MSAI, MSA/BSA) were 1...
November 8, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134537/current-status-of-cardiovascular-surgery-in-japan-2013-and-2014-a-report-based-on-the-japan-cardiovascular-surgery-database-4-valvular-heart-surgery
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Kiyoharu Nakano, Norimichi Hirahara, Noboru Motomura, Hiroaki Miyata, Shinichi Takamoto
Data from the Japan cardiovascular surgery database from 2013 to 2014 were analyzed to demonstrate the mortality rate and choice of surgical procedures, especially concerning the selection of valve prosthesis for each valve position and patient age group, and the effects of preoperative complications on mortality and prosthetic valve selection. The proportion of each surgical procedure was compared for each patient age in the aortic, mitral, and tricuspid positions. The proportion of mechanical valve prostheses was 23...
November 13, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132918/the-first-in-human-experience-with-a-minimally-invasive-ambulatory-counterpulsation-heart-assist-system-for-advanced-congestive-heart-failure
#18
Valluvan Jeevanandam, Tae Song, David Onsager, Takeyoshi Ota, Colleen Juricek LaBuhn, Thomas Lammy, Gabriel Sayer, Gene Kim, Sonna Patel-Raman, Nir Uriel
BACKGROUND: The intravascular ventricular assist system (iVAS) is a new, minimally invasive, ambulatory counterpulsation heart assist system delivered via the subclavian artery and powered by a portable driver. It is designed for recovery, bridge to transplantation (BTT) or for prolonging medical therapy. We report the first-in-human (FIH) experience with iVAS. METHODS: This is a prospective, non-randomized single arm, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved early feasibility trial in patients listed for cardiac transplantation...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128571/exercise-testing-in-mitral-regurgitation
#19
REVIEW
Raluca Dulgheru, Stella Marchetta, Tadafumi Sugimoto, Yun Yun Go, Alexandra Girbea, Oury Cécile, Patrizio Lancellotti
Mitral regurgitation (MR) is the second most common valvular heart disease referred for corrective surgery. Diagnostic and management dilemmas are not uncommon when dealing with MR patients. Exercise testing plays an important role in sorting out some of these clinical challenges. In primary asymptomatic MR, exercise testing allows symptom assessment, confident link of symptoms to valve disease severity, safe deferral of surgery for the next 1-year in patients with preserved exercise capacity, insights into the mechanism of exercise-induced dyspnea and helps in individual risk stratification...
November 8, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123847/unilateral-cardiogenic-pulmonary-edema-associated-with-acute-mitral-regurgitation
#20
Masahiro Kashiura, Kazuya Tateishi, Taro Yokoyama, Mioko Jujo, Takahiro Tanabe, Kazuhiro Sugiyama, Akiko Akashi, Yuichi Hamabe
Case: Two cases of cardiogenic unilateral pulmonary edema are reported. Both patients presented to the emergency department with dyspnea, and chest radiography revealed unilateral infiltration, which mimics pulmonary disease. However, the patients were diagnosed with cardiogenic pulmonary edema, because echocardiography showed severe mitral regurgitation with an eccentric jet. Outcome: The patients underwent mitral valve replacement and were discharged without complications...
January 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
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