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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102784/model-systems-for-the-study-of-enterococcal-colonization-and-infection
#1
H M Sharon Goh, M H Adeline Yong, Kelvin Kian Long Chong, Kimberly A Kline
Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium are common inhabitants of the human gastrointestinal tract, as well as frequent opportunistic pathogens. Enterococci cause a range of infections including, most frequently, infections of the urinary tract, catheterized urinary tract, bloodstream, wounds and surgical sites, and heart valves in endocarditis. Enterococcal infections are often biofilm-associated, polymicrobial in nature, and resistant to antibiotics of last resort. Understanding Enterococcal mechanisms of colonization and pathogenesis are important for identifying new ways to manage and intervene with these infections...
January 19, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102658/implantation-of-the-sorin-perceval%C3%A2-sutureless-aortic-valve-a-step-by-step-approach
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Steffen Pfeiffer, Joachim Sirch, Ferdinand Vogt, Theodor Fischlein, Giuseppe Santarpino
Since the introduction of the sutureless Perceval® (Sorin Group, Saluggia, Italy) in Europe after CE mark in 2012, the "sutureless approach" is becoming more and more popular. Sutureless implantation in general is easy, fast and safe, but bears several potential pitfalls. This might result in inferior functional results affecting also clinical outcomes. In our center, more than 300 implant procedures have been performed up to date by mainly two senior surgeons. The technique is in the process of spreading to all surgeons performing aortic valve procedures...
April 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101839/surgical-treatment-of-ischemic-mitral-regurgitation-valve-repair-versus-replacement
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Abhishek Sharma, Sahil Agrawal, Sunny Goel, Jeffrey S Borer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR), which occurs in about 20-30% patients with a prior myocardial infarction, is associated with worsening heart failure and an increase in cardiovascular mortality. It should be treated surgically if certain hemodynamic severity criteria are met and in patients who continue to experience symptoms of heart failure despite optimal medical therapy. However, current guidelines do not suggest which of the available approaches to mitral valve surgery-mitral valve (MV) repair or replacement (MVR) is superior for this indication...
January 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100971/tricuspid-valve-replacement-in-an-hiv-infected-patient-with-severe-tricuspid-regurgitation-secondary-to-remote-endocarditis
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Merle Myerson, Ehrin J Armstrong, Eduard Poltavskiy, Jose Fefer, Heejung Bang
Surgical intervention for severe tricuspid regurgitation secondary to remote infective endocarditis has been infrequent, especially in patients also infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). We describe the case of a 62-year-old HIV-positive man, with a 24-year history of endocarditis caused by intravenous heroin use, who presented with severe tricuspid regurgitation. The patient was initially asymptomatic, was taking antiretroviral medications, and had a satisfactory CD4 count and an undetectable viral load, so we decided to manage the regurgitation conservatively...
December 2016: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100471/valve-thrombosis-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-significance-of-blood-stasis-on-the-leaflets
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Koohyar Vahidkhah, Mohammed Barakat, Mostafa Abbasi, Shahnaz Javani, Peyman N Azadani, Anwar Tandar, Danny Dvir, Ali N Azadani
OBJECTIVES: Leaflet thrombosis following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and valve-in-valve (ViV) procedures has been increasingly recognized. However, the factors affecting the post-TAVR/ViV thrombosis are not fully understood. This study aimed to investigate the effect of the geometric confinement of transcatheter aortic valve (TAV) on blood residence time (BRT) on the TAV leaflets and in turn on the post-TAVR valve thrombosis. METHODS: Two computational models, representing a surgical bioprosthesis and a TAV, were developed to study the effect of the geometric confinement on BRT on the leaflets in ViV setting/TAVR Intra-annular positioning...
January 17, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100340/-outcome-comparison-of-different-therapy-procedures-in-surgical-high-risk-elderly-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis
#6
Y Q Ye, Y T Wang, Z Li, M Y Wang, H Y Xu, W J Zhang, Q R Liu, G N Niu, Y J Wu
Objective: To compare the outcome of surgical high-risk elderly patients with severe aortic stenosis(SAS) treated by different therapy procedures, including transcatheter aortic valve implantation(TAVI), surgical aortic valve replacement(SAVR), and drug therapy. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 242 surgical high-risk elderly (age ≥65 years old) SAS patients hospitalized in Fuwai Hospital between September 2012 and June 2015. According to the treatment method, patients were divided into TAVI group (81 cases), SAVR group (59 cases) and drug therapy group (102 cases)...
January 25, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100277/stress-echo-2020-the-international-stress-echo-study-in-ischemic-and-non-ischemic-heart-disease
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Eugenio Picano, Quirino Ciampi, Rodolfo Citro, Antonello D'Andrea, Maria Chiara Scali, Lauro Cortigiani, Iacopo Olivotto, Fabio Mori, Maurizio Galderisi, Marco Fabio Costantino, Lorenza Pratali, Giovanni Di Salvo, Eduardo Bossone, Francesco Ferrara, Luna Gargani, Fausto Rigo, Nicola Gaibazzi, Giuseppe Limongelli, Giuseppe Pacileo, Maria Grazia Andreassi, Bruno Pinamonti, Laura Massa, Marco A R Torres, Marcelo H Miglioranza, Clarissa Borguezan Daros, José Luis de Castro E Silva Pretto, Branko Beleslin, Ana Djordjevic-Dikic, Albert Varga, Attila Palinkas, Gergely Agoston, Dario Gregori, Paolo Trambaiolo, Sergio Severino, Ayana Arystan, Marco Paterni, Clara Carpeggiani, Paolo Colonna
BACKGROUND: Stress echocardiography (SE) has an established role in evidence-based guidelines, but recently its breadth and variety of applications have extended well beyond coronary artery disease (CAD). We lack a prospective research study of SE applications, in and beyond CAD, also considering a variety of signs in addition to regional wall motion abnormalities. METHODS: In a prospective, multicenter, international, observational study design, > 100 certified high-volume SE labs (initially from Italy, Brazil, Hungary, and Serbia) will be networked with an organized system of clinical, laboratory and imaging data collection at the time of physical or pharmacological SE, with structured follow-up information...
January 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097609/a-case-of-a-quadricuspid-aortic-valve-identified-preoperatively-using-transthoracic-echocardiography
#8
Takanori Kono, Takeshi Oda, Keiichi Akaiwa, Katsuhiko Nakamura, Hiroyuki Tanaka
Quadricuspid aortic valve is an extremely rare congenital heart anomaly that often causes valve incompetence, requiring surgical intervention. Care must be taken to avoid surgical complications in patients with quadricuspid aortic valve; thus, preoperative diagnosis is important. A 76-year-old man presented with exertional dyspnea due to aortic regurgitation. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography revealed severe aortic regurgitation caused by quadricuspid aortic valve. To avoid interference with the cardiac conduction system, we performed aortic valve replacement using an ingenious technique, in which pledgeted sutures on the accessory leaflet were placed from outside the sinus of Valsalva to above the aortic annulus...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097185/immediate-improvement-in-severe-mitral-regurgitation-after-aortic-valve-replacement-for-severe-aortic-insufficiency
#9
Ahmad Zeeshan, Mojun Zhu, John A Elefteriades
A 57-year-old male with ascending aortic aneurysm, severe aortic regurgitation, and severe mitral regurgitation (MR) underwent ascending aortic replacement and aortic valve replacement. MR in this patient with normal mitral valve morphology was considered secondary to aortic valve incompetency. Consequently, a surgical approach to restore aortic valve function was adopted with successful MR resolution. This case report demonstrates the possibility of reversing early functional mitral regurgitation without surgically approaching the mitral valve...
June 2016: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096826/pol-tavi-polish-registry-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-simple-tool-great-value-rationale-and-design
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Joanna Zembala-John, Krzysztof Wilczek, Zdzisław Tobota, Piotr Chodór, Daniel Cieśla, Tomasz Jaźwiec, Waldemar Banasiak, Janina Stępińska, Zbigniew Kalarus, Grzegorz Opolski, Marian Zembala
Aortic stenosis (AS) is the most common valvular heart disease in adults in Europe and North America. Management of AS patients depends on accurate diagnosis of the cause and stage of the disease process: the first and definitive therapeutic choice for a growing number of elderly patients with symptomatic AS is surgical treatment. In patients not eligible for surgery, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) constitutes a safe and effective alternative. As an innovative, costly method of treatment, it requires however careful monitoring of its course, documenting its early and long-term results, and assessment of its safety and medical-economic cost-effectiveness...
December 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096824/extended-myectomy-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy
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Mateusz Kuć, Piotr Kołsut, Jacek Różański, Maciej Dąbrowski, Mariusz Kłopotowski, Magda Kumor, Mirosław Kowalski, Natalia Kopyłowska, Jarosław Kuriata, Mariusz Kuśmierczyk
INTRODUCTION: Partial resection of the septal muscle is a well-established and effective method of surgical treatment for patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). The procedure is characterized by a low operative mortality rate and long-term clinical improvement that has been confirmed in numerous publications. Mitral insufficiency in patients with HOCM is mostly functional due to the effect of systolic anterior motion (SAM). AIM: To present the early results of surgical treatment provided to HOCM patients and to compare the effectiveness of two surgical procedures: isolated myectomy and myectomy combined with mitral valve replacement...
December 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095748/myocardial-inactivation-of-thyroid-hormones-in-patients-with-aortic-stenosis
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Bruno Paolino, Pablo Maria Pomerantzeff, Luiz Alberto O Dallan, Fabio Antonio Gaiotto, Nailliw Zanini Preite, Ana Claudia Latronico, Jose Carlos Nicolau, Antonio Carlos Bianco, Roberto Giraldez
OBJECTIVE: To study myocardial thyroid hormone metabolism in patients with aortic valve stenosis (AS) undergoing aortic valve replacement and in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. CONTEXT: The human heart expresses the type 2 deiodinase (D2) that activates T4 to T3. At the same time, the inactivating type 3 deiodinase (D3) has been found in a rat model of right ventricular hypertrophy. It is not known whether the human myocardium metabolizes thyroid hormone...
January 17, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095388/the-use-of-mitraclip-for-symptomatic-patients-with-hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy
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Felix Thomas, Florian Rader, Robert J Siegel
OBJECTIVES: Current nonpharmacological therapies for symptomatic patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM), including septal myectomy and alcohol septal ablation (ASA), carry significant risks for serious cardiac conduction abnormalities. We present a review of the currently available published data regarding the novel use of the relatively low-risk MitraClip® system in the treatment of symptomatic patients. METHODS: Data were collected from 4 separate studies on the use of the MitraClip on 15 symptomatic HOCM patients with systolic anterior motion (SAM) of the mitral valve apparatus...
January 18, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094129/le-compte-maneuver-in-surgical-correction-of-absent-pulmonary-valve-does-it-improve-severe-bronchial-compression
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Bülent Sarıtaş, Emre Özker, Özlem Sarısoy, Murat Şahin, Burçak Gümüş, Canan Ayabakan
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January 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092294/outcomes-of-a-combined-approach-of-percutaneous-coronary-revascularization-and-cardiac-valve-surgery
#15
Orlando Santana, Sandeep Singla, Christos G Mihos, Andrés M Pineda, Gregg W Stone, Paul A Kurlansky, Isaac George, Ajay J Kirtane, Craig R Smith, Nirat Beohar
A subset of patients requiring coronary revascularization and valve surgery may benefit from a combined approach of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and valve surgery, as opposed to the standard median sternotomy approach of combined coronary artery bypass and valve surgery. To evaluate its potential benefits and limitations, a literature search was performed using PubMed, EMBASE, Ovid, and the Cochrane library, through March 2016 to identify all studies involving a combined approach of PCI and valve surgery in patients with coronary artery and valvular disease...
January 13, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092288/sutureless-aortic-valves-who-is-the-right-patient
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Amine Mazine, Christopher Bonneau, Dimos Karangelis, Bobby Yanagawa, Subodh Verma, Daniel Bonneau
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Sutureless aortic valve replacement (AVR) has emerged as an alternative to traditional AVR for patients with aortic stenosis who present a higher surgical risk, such as the elderly, or those with small or highly calcified aortic roots. With transcatheter aortic valve implantation - the other major AVR alternative - being used in increasingly lower-risk patients, the place of sutureless valves in the AVR landscape needs to be defined. In this review, we discuss recent data and expert opinion as it pertains to the subject of sutureless AVR...
January 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092256/-resection-of-intracardiac-myxoma-case-report
#17
Víctor Manuel Carmona-Delgado, Angélica María Deloya-Maldonado, María Lourdes Carranza-Bernal, Arturo Hinojosa-Pérez, Leobardo Farías-Mayene
Myxomas are the most common benign cardiac tumors, which are considered emergency surgery. The resection should not be delayed because 8-9% of affected patients may die due to intracardiac blood flow obstruction. We presente a clinical case of a 47 year old female, history of dyslipidemia. Disease starts with retrosternal oppression feeling, dyspnea on moderate exercise, dizziness, pain in joints hands. Arrhytmic heart sounds, diastolic mitral murmur II/IV, breth sounds present, no lymph. Laboratory: hemoglobin 11...
January 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089953/transcatheter-treatment-of-severe-tricuspid-regurgitation-using-the-edge-to-edge-repair-technique
#18
Daniel Braun, Michael Nabauer, Mathias Orban, Martin Orban, Lisa Gross, Andrea Englmaier, Diana Rösler, Julinda Mehilli, Axel Bauer, Christian Hagl, Steffen Massberg, Jörg Hausleiter
AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate the procedural feasibility and short-term durability of the transcatheter tricuspid valve edge-to-edge repair technique in highly symptomatic patients with severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR). METHODS AND RESULTS: Eighteen consecutive patients suffering from severe right-sided heart failure (NYHA Class III-IV), primarily due to moderate to severe tricuspid regurgitation, were included in the study. Applying a modified steering technique for the clip delivery system, six patients were treated for isolated severe TR, while 12 patients were treated for moderate to severe TR and concomitant severe mitral regurgitation...
January 17, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089952/impact-of-tricuspid-valve-regurgitation-in-surgical-high-risk-patients-undergoing-mitraclip-implantation-results-from-the-trami-registry
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Daniel Kalbacher, Ulrich Schäfer, R Stephan Von Bardeleben, Christine S Zuern, Raffi Bekeredjian, Taoufik Ouarrak, Horst Sievert, Georg Nickenig, Peter Boekstegers, Jochen Senges, Wolfgang Schillinger, Edith Lubos
AIMS: We sought to assess the impact of TR severity on patient outcome in a collective with relevant mitral regurgitation undergoing MitraClip implantation. METHODS AND RESULTS: From 08/2010-07/2013, 766 patients (age 75.3±8.5 years, 61% male gender, median EuroSCORE 24.3%±18.4) were prospectively enrolled in the TRAMI registry and stratified by echocardiography in no/mild, moderate and severe TR. Overall, the mean of implanted MitraClips was higher in patients with severe TR but increasing TR severity was not associated with procedural success...
January 17, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089458/impact-of-interaction-of-diabetes-mellitus-and-impaired-renal-function-on-prognosis-and-the-incidence-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-tavr
#20
Dimitry Schewel, Milad Zavareh, Jury Schewel, Thomas Thielsen, Tobias Schmidt, Ulrich Schäfer, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Christian Frerker
BACKGROUND: In high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common comorbidity. It is known to increase the risk of arteriosclerosis and adversely affect morbidity, mortality for all types of cardiovascular disease, and post-procedural outcome after percutaneous and surgical procedures. Moreover, DM is known to facilitate the genesis of renal failure (RF). Pre-existing RF seems to increase the rate of acute kidney injury (AKI), which is a powerful short- and midterm predictor of mortality in patients undergoing TAVR...
January 7, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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