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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105540/echocardiographic-assessment-of-long-term-hemodynamic-characteristics-of-mechanical-mitral-valve-prostheses-with-different-mitral-valvular-diseases
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Xiliang Zhu, Qian Li, Hong Tang, Xijun Xiao
Mitral stenosis (MS) and mitral insufficiency (MI) have different pre-operative hemodynamic characteristics. However, it is unclear if there are differences in long-term echocardiographic characteristics of MS and MI patients after mechanical mitral valve replacement. This study is to compare long-term echocardiographic results of mechanical mitral valve prostheses between MS and MI patients. From January 2003 to January 2009, a total of 199 consecutive patients were recruited in this study. Patients were classified as group MS (n = 123) and MI (n = 76) according to the manifestation of mitral valvular disease...
January 19, 2017: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103532/timing-of-anticoagulant-re-initiation-following-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-mechanical-heart-valves-survey-of-neurosurgeons-and-thrombosis-experts
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Fahad AlKherayf, Yan Xu, Harrison Westwick, Ioana Doina Moldovan, Philip S Wells
BACKGROUND: While oral anticoagulation (OAC) is universally indicated for patients with mechanical heart valves (MHVs), OAC resumption following anticoagulant-associated intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is an area of uncertainty. We sought to determine the practice preferences of North American neurosurgeons and thrombosis experts on optimal timing of OAC re-initiation. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was disseminated to North American members of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the International Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis...
January 16, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094176/atrial-septal-defect-in-a-patient-with-a-mechanical-mitral-valve-prosthesis-undergoing-implantation-of-a-left-ventricular-assist-device-to-repair-or-not-to-repair
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Michael Essandoh, Bryan Whitson, Luke Dong, Ashley Yager, Ashley Gabrielsen, Ahmet Kilic
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093494/exercise-dynamics-in-secondary-mitral-regurgitation-pathophysiology-and-therapeutic-implications
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Philippe B Bertrand, Ehud Schwammenthal, Robert A Levine, Pieter M Vandervoort
Secondary mitral valve regurgitation (MR) remains a challenging problem in the diagnostic workup and treatment of patients with heart failure. Although secondary MR is characteristically dynamic in nature and sensitive to changes in ventricular geometry and loading, current therapy is mainly focused on resting conditions. An exercise-induced increase in secondary MR, however, is associated with impaired exercise capacity and increased mortality. In an era where a multitude of percutaneous solutions are emerging for the treatment of patients with heart failure, it becomes important to address the dynamic component of secondary MR during exercise as well...
January 17, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091872/impact-of-revascularization-of-coronary-chronic-total-occlusion-on-left-ventricular-function-and-electrical-stability-analysis-by-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-and-signal-averaged-electrocardiogram
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Yohei Sotomi, Atsunori Okamura, Katsuomi Iwakura, Motoo Date, Hiroyuki Nagai, Tomohiro Yamasaki, Yasushi Koyama, Koichi Inoue, Yasushi Sakata, Kenshi Fujii
The present study aimed to assess the mechanisms of effects of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for chronic total occlusion (CTO) from two different aspects: left ventricular (LV) systolic function assessed by two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) and electrical stability evaluated by late potential on signal-averaged electrocardiogram (SAECG). We conducted a prospective observational study with consecutive CTO-PCI patients. 2D-STE and SAECG were performed before PCI, and after 1-day and 3-months of procedure...
January 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089150/anticoagulant-bridging-in-left-sided-mechanical-heart-valve-patients
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E A Hart, R Jansen, T A Meijs, B J Bouma, R K Riezebos, W Tanis, W J P van Boven, V Hindori, N Wiersma, T Dessing, J Westerink, S A J Chamuleau
BACKGROUND: In preparation for an invasive procedure with a high bleeding risk, patients with a mechanical heart valve temporarily have to discontinue their anticoagulant therapy and are usually bridged with either intravenous unfractionated heparin (UFH) or subcutaneous low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH). In this study we retrospectively analyzed the safety of UFH versus LMWH as bridging strategy in left-sided mechanical heart valve patients. METHODS: We performed a retrospective multicenter study in four surgical centers in The Netherlands...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087337/tunicamycin-impairs-olfactory-learning-and-synaptic-plasticity-in-the-olfactory-bulb
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Jia Tong, Fumino Okutani, Yoshihiro Murata, Mustuo Taniguchi, Toshiharu Namba, Yu-Jie Wang, Hideto Kaba
Tunicamycin (TM) induces endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and inhibits N-glycosylation in cells. ER stress is associated with neuronal death in neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease, and most patients complain of the impairment of olfactory recognition. Here we examined the effects of TM on aversive olfactory learning and the underlying synaptic plasticity in the main olfactory bulb (MOB). Behavioral experiments demonstrated that the intrabulbar infusion of TM disabled aversive olfactory learning without affecting short-term memory...
January 10, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075037/gauging-the-response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-the-important-interplay-between-predictor-variables-and-definition-of-a-favorable-outcome
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Milan Petrovic, Marija Petrovic, Goran Milasinovic, Bosiljka Vujisic Tesic, Danijela Trifunovic, Olga Petrovic, Ivana Nedeljkovic, Ivana Petrovic, Marko Banovic, Marija Boricic-Kostic, Jelena Petrovic, Ross Arena, Dejana Popovic
AIMS: Selection of patients who are viable candidates for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), prediction of the response to CRT as well as an optimal definition of a favorable response, all require further exploration. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the interplay between the prediction of the response to CRT and the definition of a favorable outcome. METHODS: Seventy patients who received CRT were included. All patients met current guideline criteria for CRT...
January 11, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071674/predictors-of-exercise-induced-pulmonary-hypertension-in-patients-with-asymptomatic-degenerative-mitral-regurgitation-mechanistic-insights-from-2d-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Ryo Kamijima, Kengo Suzuki, Masaki Izumo, Shingo Kuwata, Kei Mizukoshi, Manabu Takai, Seisyou Kou, Akio Hayashi, Keisuke Kida, Tomoo Harada, Yoshihiro J Akashi
Presence of exercise-induced pulmonary hypertension (EIPH) in asymptomatic degenerative mitral regurgitation (DMR) determines prognosis. This study aimed to elucidate the mechanism and predictors of EIPH in asymptomatic DMR. Ninety-one consecutive asymptomatic patients with DMR who underwent exercise stress echocardiography were prospectively included. We obtained various conventional echocardiographic parameters at rest and during peak exercise, as well as left atrial (LA) function at rest using 2-dimensional speckle-tracking analysis...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061384/oligomeric-amyloid-%C3%AE-peptide-disrupts-olfactory-information-output-by-impairment-of-local-inhibitory-circuits-in-rat-olfactory-bulb
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Bin Hu, Chi Geng, Xiao-Yu Hou
Although early olfactory dysfunction has been found in patients with Alzheimer's disease, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. In this study, we investigated whether and how oligomeric amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) affects the responses of mitral cells (MCs). We found that oligomeric Aβ1-42 increased spontaneous and evoked firing rates but decreased the ratio of evoked to spontaneous firings in MCs. Aβ1-42 oligomers showed no impact on the hyperactivity exerted by pharmacological blockage of GABAA receptors, suggesting an involvement of GABAergic inhibitory transmission in Aβ1 to 42-induced over-excitability...
December 14, 2016: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057868/glucocorticoid-receptor-alters-isovolumetric-contraction-and-restrains-cardiac-fibrosis
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Rachel Richardson, Emma Batchen, Adrian Thomson, Rowan Darroch, Xinlu Pan, Eva Rog-Zielinska, Wiktoria Wyrzykowska, Kathleen Scullion, Emad A S Al-Dujaili, Mary Diaz, Carmel Moran, Chris J Kenyon, Gillian A Gray, Karen Chapman
Corticosteroids directly affect the heart and vasculature and are implicated in the pathogenesis of heart failure. Attention has focussed upon the role of the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) in mediating pro-fibrotic and other adverse effects of corticosteroids upon the heart. In contrast, the role of the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) in the heart and vasculature is less well understood. We addressed this in mice with cardiomyocyte and vascular smooth muscle deletion of GR (SMGRKO mice). Survival of SMGRKO mice to weaning was reduced compared with littermate controls...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054904/early-clinical-outcome-of-mitral-valve-replacement-using-a-newly-designed-stentless-mitral-valve-for-failure-of-initial-mitral-valve-repair
#12
Hidefumi Nishida, Hitoshi Kasegawa, Hajime Kin, Shuichiro Takanashi
Here we report the early outcome of mitral valve replacement using a newly designed stentless mitral valve for failure of initial mitral valve repair. Mitral valve plasty (MVP) for mitral regurgitation is currently a standard technique performed worldwide. However, whether mitral valve repair should be performed for patients with advanced leaflet damage or complicated pathology remains controversial. Mitral valve replacement might be feasible for patients who have undergone failed initial MVP; however, it is not an optimal treatment because of poor valve durability and the need for anticoagulative therapy...
21, 2016: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054901/libman-sacks-endocarditis-with-unusual-large-size-vegetation-involving-the-mitral-valve
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Amjad Bani Hani, Mahmoud Abu-Abeeleh, Murad M Al Kharabsheh, Lubaba Qabba'ah
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune hypercoagulable disorder characterized by thrombophilia, vascular thrombosis, and recurrent abortions associated with persistent antiphospholipid antibodies. APS may exist in its primary form, or more commonly is found to be associated with variety of rheumatic disorders, such as systemic lupus erythematosus. Cardiac involvement is not an uncommon complication in primary antiphospholipid patients. Libman-Sacks lesions are typically small, sessile, and wart-like, varying in size from 1-4 mm...
21, 2016: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052663/acute-single-leaflet-dysfunction-and-spontaneous-recovery-of-a-previously-implanted-bi-leaflet-mechanical-mitral-prosthesis-during-unrelated-isolated-minimally-invasive-aortic-valve-replacement-a-surgical-decision-making-dilemma-in-a-high-risk-patient
#14
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049599/effective-orifice-area-during-exercise-in-bileaflet-mechanical-valve-prostheses
#15
Philippe B Bertrand, Matteo Pettinari, Hélène De Cannière, Herbert Gutermann, Christophe J P Smeets, David Verhaert, Robert A Dion, Pascal Verdonck, Pieter M Vandervoort
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to investigate the evolution of the transprosthetic pressure gradient and effective orifice area (EOA) during dynamic bicycle exercise in bileaflet mechanical heart valves and to explore the relationship with exercise capacity. METHODS: Patients with bileaflet aortic valve replacement (n = 23) and mitral valve replacement (MVR; n = 16) prospectively underwent symptom-limited supine bicycle exercise testing with Doppler echocardiography and respiratory gas analysis...
December 31, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045414/evaluation-of-left-atrial-mechanical-function-and-atrial-conduction-abnormalities-in-patients-with-isolated-bicuspid-aortic-valve
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Arif Arısoy, Kadriye Memiç, Selami Demirelli, Kayıhan Karaman, Fatih Altunkaş, Metin Karayakalı, Yusuf Karavelioğlu, Ataç Çelik
OBJECTIVE: Present study is an evaluation of left atrial (LA) mechanical and conduction function in patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) without significant valve dysfunction, and an investigation of relationship between LA function and aortic elasticity. METHODS: Study population consisted of 34 isolated BAV patients (mean age: 34±13 years) and 29 healthy, age- and sex-matched volunteers (mean age: 30±10 years). LA volume was measured using biplane area-length method and LA active and passive emptying volume and fraction was calculated...
December 2016: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039339/concomitant-mitral-annular-calcification-and-severe-aortic-stenosis-prevalence-characteristics-and-outcome-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Yigal Abramowitz, Yoshio Kazuno, Tarun Chakravarty, Hiroyuki Kawamori, Yoshio Maeno, David Anderson, Zev Allison, Geeteshwar Mangat, Wen Cheng, Ambarish Gopal, Hasan Jilaihawi, Michael J Mack, Raj R Makkar
AIMS: Calcified aortic stenosis (AS) and mitral annular calcification (MAC) have certain similar etiology and pathophysiological mechanisms. MAC is frequently encountered in pre-procedural computed tomography (CT) imaging of patients that undergo transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), but its prognostic implications for these patients have not been thoroughly investigated. This study sought to evaluate the prevalence of MAC among patients with severe AS and to assess the clinical implications of MAC on these patients during and following TAVR...
December 30, 2016: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034878/radiofrequency-wire-facilitated-interventricular-septal-access-for-catheter-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia-in-a-patient-with-aortic-and-mitral-mechanical-valves
#18
Pasquale Santangeli, George C Shaw, Francis E Marchlinski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031402/presynaptic-gain-control-by-endogenous-cotransmission-of-dopamine-and-gaba-in-the-olfactory-bulb
#19
Christopher E Vaaga, Jordan T Yorgason, John T Williams, Gary L Westbrook
In the olfactory bulb, lateral inhibition mediated by local juxtaglomerular interneurons has been proposed as a gain control mechanism, important for de-correlating odorant responses. Among juxtaglomerular interneurons, short axon cells are unique as dual-transmitter neurons that release dopamine and GABA. To examine their intraglomerular function, we expressed channelrhodopsin under control of the DAT-cre promoter, and activated olfactory afferents within individual glomeruli. Optical stimulation of labeled cells triggered endogenous dopamine release as measured by cyclic voltammetry, and GABA release as measured by whole-cell GABAA receptor currents...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027303/olfactory-sensory-neurons-control-dendritic-complexity-of-mitral-cells-via-notch-signaling
#20
Yuko Muroyama, Atsushi Baba, Motoo Kitagawa, Tetsuichiro Saito
Mitral cells (MCs) of the mammalian olfactory bulb have a single primary dendrite extending into a single glomerulus, where they receive odor information from olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs). Molecular mechanisms for controlling dendritic arbors of MCs, which dynamically change during development, are largely unknown. Here we found that MCs displayed more complex dendritic morphologies in mouse mutants of Maml1, a crucial gene in Notch signaling. Similar phenotypes were observed by conditionally misexpressing a dominant negative form of MAML1 (dnMAML1) in MCs after their migration...
December 2016: PLoS Genetics
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