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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153811/calcific-degeneration-of-cormatrix-4-years-after-bicuspidization-of-unicuspid-aortic-valve
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Zahra Mosala Nezhad, Pamela Baldin, Alain Poncelet, Gebrine El Khoury
We report the long-term outcomes of a 12-year-old boy who underwent bicuspidization of a severely stenotic unicuspid aortic valve with CorMatrix small intestinal submucosal extracellular matrix (CorMatrix Cardiovascular, Roswell, GA). CorMatrix supported favorable immediate surgical and echocardiographic outcomes and maintained stable growing functional dynamics for 2 years. At 52.5 months in situ, however, the valve failed with severe calcification, fibrosis, and retraction necessitating a redo operation. Reconstructive operations with CorMatrix are feasible, but this result questions its capacity for constructive remodeling in left-sided valve repair...
December 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151260/the-first-case-of-locked-in-leaflet-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-a-patient-with-bicuspid-aortic-stenosis
#2
Nao Shibata, Kensuke Matsumoto, Takayoshi Toba, Shumpei Mori, Shinsuke Shimoyama, Hidekazu Tanaka, Toshiro Shinke, Ken-Ichi Hirata
This case report is about an 85-year-old woman with bicuspid aortic stenosis (AS). Although preoperative multimodality imaging showed challenging anatomical aspects, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) was selected to be performed as a less invasive alternative treatment approach, owing to her comorbidity. Postoperative transesophageal echocardiography and multidetector-row computed tomography revealed the presence of "locked-in leaflet" caused by stent distortion due to pinching by calcified native leaflets, with nodular calcification preventing the full expansion of the valve, which resulted in moderate perivalvular leakage...
November 19, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149323/should-the-dilated-ascending-aorta-be-repaired-at-the-time-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-replacement
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Tsuyoshi Kaneko, Prem Shekar, Vladimir Ivkovic, Nicholas T Longford, Chuan-Chin Huang, Martin I Sigurdsson, Robert C Neely, Maroun Yammine, Julius I Ejilofor, Vanessa Montiero Vieira, Jasmine T Shahram, Karam M Habchi, Gregory W Malzberg, Peter S Martin, Jordan Bloom, Eric M Isselbacher, J Daniel Muehlschlegel, Thoralf M Sundt, Simon C Body
OBJECTIVES: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common congenital valvular abnormality and frequently presents with accelerated calcific aortic valve disease, requiring aortic valve replacement (AVR) and thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection. Supporting evidence for Association Guidelines of aortic dimensions for aortic resection is sparse. We sought to determine whether concurrent repair of dilated or aneurysmal aortic disease during AVR in patients with BAV substantially improves morbidity and mortality outcomes...
November 14, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147966/polyamine-concentration-is-increased-in-thoracic-ascending-aorta-of-patients-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve
#4
Amalia Forte, Mario Grossi, Ciro Bancone, Marilena Cipollaro, Marisa De Feo, Per Hellstrand, Lo Persson, Bengt-Olof Nilsson, Alessandro Della Corte
Polyamines are cationic molecules synthesized via a highly regulated pathway, obtained from the diet or produced by the gut microbiota. They are involved in general molecular and cellular phenomena that play a role also in vascular disease. Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a congenital malformation associated to a greater risk of thoracic ascending aorta (TAA) aneurysm, whose pathogenesis is not yet well understood. We focused on differential analysis of key members of polyamine pathway and on polyamine concentration in non-dilated TAA samples from patients with either stenotic tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) or BAV (diameter ≤ 45 mm), vs...
November 17, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141531/statins-in-aortic-disease
#5
Vicky Tsigkou, Gerasimos Siasos, Eva Mpletsa, Maria-Paraskevi Panoilia, Aggeliki Papastavrou, Giorgos Kokosias, Evangelos Oikonomou, Marina Zaromitidou, Manolis Vavuranakis, Christodoulos Stefanadis, Dimitris Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies indicate that statins have also multiple beneficial actions (known as 'pleiotropic actions') on cardiovascular system through the improvement of endothelial dysfunction, inflammation, oxidative stress, increased arterial thrombosis, and the stabilization of the atherosclerotic plaque. Aortic disease primarily consists of aortic valve stenosis, aortic valve regurgitation, aneurysm disease, and genetic disorders such as Marfan syndrome, bicuspid aortic valve and aortic coarctation...
November 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126614/machine-learning-phenotypic-classification-of-bicuspid-aortopathy-did-the-mountain-give-birth-to-a-mouse
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EDITORIAL
Jean Bachet
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 20, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122274/frequency-and-significance-of-intravascular-hemolysis-before-and-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis
#7
Tsung-Yu Ko, Mao-Shin Lin, Lung-Chun Lin, Ying-Ju Liu, Chih-Fan Yeh, Ching-Chang Huang, Ying-Hsien Chen, Yih-Sharng Chen, Hsien-Li Kao
Intravascular hemolysis (IVH) has been identified in patients with surgical prosthetic valves, but few have been reported after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). We conducted a prospective analysis of 64 TAVI patients. The hemolysis profiles were collected at baseline and 6 months after TAVI. The echocardiography was performed at baseline and 6 months after TAVI. There are 14 patients (21.9%) with IVH before and 24(37.5%) after TAVI. The serum haptoglobin values before and 6 months after TAVI are 126...
October 10, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121720/incidence-predictors-and-outcomes-of-infective-endocarditis-in-a-contemporary-adult-congenital-heart-disease-population
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Benjamin Moore, Jacob Cao, Irina Kotchetkova, David S Celermajer
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of congenital heart disease (CHD) in the adult population is steadily increasing. A substrate of prosthetic material and residual lesions, constantly evolving as surgical techniques change over time, predispose these patients to the potentially devastating complication of infective endocarditis (IE). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 2935 patients in our adult CHD database for all cases of endocarditis between 1991 and 2016. Incidence, clinical course and predictors of outcomes were analysed...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108714/not-z-end-of-the-story-do-z-scores-help-to-guide-surgical-decisions-about-the-ascending-aorta-in-patients-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve
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EDITORIAL
Siddharth K Prakash, Anthony L Estrera
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 20, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100642/medium-term-outcomes-after-implantation-of-expanded-polytetrafluoroethylene-valved-conduit
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Yoshio Ootaki, Allison S Welch, Michael J Walsh, Michael D Quartermain, Derek A Williams, Ross M Ungerleider
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary valve replacement is becoming the most frequent congenital heart surgery performed on adolescents and young adults. Numerous surgical options are available, including autologous pericardium, mechanical valves, allografts, and bioprosthetic valves. Each option has limitations with durability and freedom from reintervention for stenosis or insufficiency, particularly in the pediatric population. The purpose of this study was to analyze our uniquely designed, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) valved conduit (VC) for right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction...
November 1, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098290/fluid-structure-interaction-models-of-bicuspid-aortic-valves-the-effects-of-non-fused-cusp-angles
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Karin Lavon, Rotem Halevi, Gil Marom, Sagit Ben Zekry, Ashraf Hamdan, Hans Joachim Schäfers, Ehud Raanani, Rami Haj-Ali
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common type of congenital heart disease, occurring in 0.5-2% of the population, where the valve has only two rather than the three normal cusps. Valvular pathologies, such as aortic regurgitation and aortic stenosis, are associated with BAVs, thereby increasing the need for a better understanding of BAV kinematics and geometrical characteristics. The aim of this study is to investigate the influence of the non-fused cusp (NFC) angle in BAV type-1 configuration on the valve's structural and hemodynamic performance...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095713/bicuspid-aortic-valve-associated-aortopathy-update-on-biomarkers
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Ashna K Maredia, Steven C Greenway, Subodh Verma, Paul W M Fedak
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV)-associated aortopathy is common and its progression for individual patients is difficult to predict. The present review aims to identify recent developments using biomarkers for the determination of risk and progression of disease in patients with BAV aortopathy. RECENT FINDINGS: Novel rare genetic variants and epigenetic methylation signatures affecting non-cytosine phosphate guanine (non-CpG) and CpG sites, nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase and Sod expression may lead to improved prediction of the aortopathy phenotype...
October 31, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093270/notch1-haploinsufficiency-causes-ascending-aortic-aneurysms-in-mice
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Sara N Koenig, Stephanie LaHaye, James D Feller, Patrick Rowland, Kan N Hor, Aaron J Trask, Paul Ml Janssen, Freddy Radtke, Brenda Lilly, Vidu Garg
An ascending aortic aneurysm (AscAA) is a life-threatening disease whose molecular basis is poorly understood. Mutations in NOTCH1 have been linked to bicuspid aortic valve (BAV), which is associated with AscAA. Here, we describe a potentially novel role for Notch1 in AscAA. We found that Notch1 haploinsufficiency exacerbated the aneurysmal aortic root dilation seen in the Marfan syndrome mouse model and that heterozygous deletion of Notch1 in the second heart field (SHF) lineage recapitulated this exacerbated phenotype...
November 2, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092119/mir-92a-a-novel-potential-biomarker-of-rapid-aortic-valve-calcification
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Joseph Nader, Valérie Metzinger-Le Meuth, Pierre Maitrias, Jean-Régis Humbert, Benjamin Brigant, Christophe Tribouilloy, Laurent Metzinger, Thierry Caus
BACKGROUND: The study aim was to compare the tissular expression of microRNAs (miRs) in bicuspid and tricuspid valves, and to evaluate their use as potential novel biomarkers of aortic valve calcification in bicuspid valves. METHODS: A prospective single-center observational study was conducted on stenotic bicuspid and tricuspid human aortic valves. According to their potential role in valve vascular and valvular calcification, a decision was taken to include miR- 92a, miR-141, and miR-223 in this analysis...
May 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092111/prevalence-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-in-chinese-patients-with-aortic-valve-disease-a-systematic-review
#15
Xu Wang, Wei Wang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this systematic review was to assess the incidence of bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) in Chinese patients with aortic valve disease. METHODS: Articles published between January 2000 and January 2015 were retrieved, and those reporting numbers of BAVs were selected. Data relating to congenital BAV and rheumatic lesions with functional BAV that were available for analysis were also collected. RESULTS: A total of 4,070 articles (3,538 in Chinese, 532 in English) was retrieved, among which 3,954 were excluded and 116 were selected...
May 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090122/effects-of-bodily-retraction-of-mandibular-incisors-versus-mandibular-setback-surgery-on-pharyngeal-airway-space-a-comparative-study
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Byeong-Tak Keum, Sung-Hwan Choi, Yoon Jeong Choi, Hyoung-Seon Baik, Kee-Joon Lee
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the changes induced in the pharyngeal airway space by orthodontic treatment with bodily retraction of the mandibular incisors and mandibular setback surgery without extraction. METHODS: This retrospective study included 63 adult patients (32 men and 31 women). Thirty-three patients who had been treated via four-bicuspid extraction and bodily retraction of the mandibular incisors (incisor retraction, IR group) were compared with 30 patients who had been treated via mandibular setback surgery (MS group) without extraction...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082593/a-rare-mechanism-of-aortic-regurgitation-in-a-young-patient
#17
Ahmet Guner, Sabahattin Gunduz, Cagatay Onal, Taylan Akgun, Emrah Bayam, Ozkan Candan, Mehmet Ozkan
A 19-year-old male patient was admitted to our institute with dyspnea. His medical history had no rheumatic fever or infective endocarditis. Physical examination revealed a diastolic murmur over the aortic area, rales of bilateral lungs. Bedside transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) revealed a severe aortic regurgitation (AR) without aortic valve stenosis and a moderately dilated left ventricle accompanied by an ejection fraction of 55%. The aortic valve could not be clearly demonstrated as either bicuspid or tricuspid...
October 29, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066082/performance-of-a-simplified-dichotomous-phenotypic-classification-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-to-predict-type-of-valvulopathy-and-combined-aortopathy
#18
Byung Joo Sun, Sahmin Lee, Jeong Yoon Jang, Osung Kwon, Jae Seok Bae, Ji Hye Lee, Dae-Hee Kim, Sung-Ho Jung, Jong-Min Song, Duk-Hyun Kang, Cheol Hyun Chung, Jae-Kwan Song
BACKGROUND: A simplified classification of bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) morphology using only the orientation of fused cusps was recently proposed. The aim of this study was to test whether it is useful for showing an association with the type of valvulopathy or aortopathy. METHODS: BAV phenotype was retrospectively classified in 681 patients (mean age, 59 ± 12 years; 424 men) who underwent aortic valve surgery. Each BAV was classified using both dichotomous (right and left coronary cusp fusion [CCF] vs mixed cusp fusion [MCF]) and conventional methods, and its association with the dominant valvulopathy (aortic stenosis [AS] vs regurgitation) and concomitant aortic surgery was analyzed...
October 20, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065047/corticotomy-with-a-palatal-bone-borne-retractor-for-correcting-severe-bimaxillary-protrusion
#19
Min-Ki Noh, Young-Jun Kim, Kyu-Rhim Chung, Seong-Hun Kim, Gerald Nelson
BACKGROUND: This article presents an alternate surgical treatment method to correct a severe anterior protrusion in the adult patient with an extremely thin alveolus. METHODS: In the maxilla, a wide linear corticotomy was performed under local anesthesia. Cortical alveolar bone of the upper first bicuspids area was widely removed. Orthopedic force for bony block movement was applied by a palatal bone-borne type retractor supported by skeletal anchorage. Residual extraction space closure was performed by biocreative orthodontics strategy (BOS)...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062744/transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-intermediate-and-low-risk-patients-clinical-evidence
#20
Sameer Arora, John P Vavalle
The encouraging results of the PARTNER 2 (Placement of AoRtic TraNscathetER Valves 2) trial led to the approval of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in intermediate-surgical-risk patients. Recently, the SURTAVI (SUrgical Replacement and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation) investigators demonstrated the feasibility of TAVR with self-expanding valves in intermediate-risk patients. The focus has now shifted to clinical trials comparing TAVR to surgery in low-surgical-risk populations with a goal to expand TAVR to all-risk patients...
September 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
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