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low flow low gradient aortic stenosis

Crochan J O'Sullivan, Ernest Spitzer
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March 9, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
Anastasia Vamvakidou, Wenying Jin, Oleksandr Danylenko, Navtej Chahal, Rajdeep Khattar, Roxy Senior
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the value of low transvalvular flow rate (FR) for the prediction of mortality compared with low stroke volume index (SVi) in patients with low-gradient (mean gradient: <40 mm Hg), low aortic valve area (<1 cm2 ) aortic stenosis (AS) following aortic valve intervention. BACKGROUND: Transaortic FR defined as stroke volume/left ventricular ejection time is also a marker of flow; however, no data exist comparing the relative prognostic value of these 2 transvalvular flow markers in patients with low-gradient AS who had undergone valve intervention...
March 9, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
Dan Rusinaru, Yohann Bohbot, Anne Ringle, Sylvestre Maréchaux, Momar Diouf, Christophe Tribouilloy
Aims: In patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), low flow (LF) is currently defined using Doppler-echocardiography by a stroke volume index (SVi)<35 mL/m2. However, the relationship between LF and outcome remains unclear as data on normal reference values defining LF are scarce, and previous studies did not explore the risk associated with other SVi cut-points. We analysed the relationship between LF and mortality in severe AS to establish prognostic LF values associated with mortality risk...
March 13, 2018: European Heart Journal
Nikolaus Jander, Susanne Wienecke, Stephan Dorfs, Philipp Ruile, Franz-Josef Neumann, Gregor Pache, Jan Minners
AIM: Two-dimensional, transthoracic echocardiography does not account for the noncircular anatomy of the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) and may therefore underestimate LVOT area. Fusion of computed tomography (CT)-derived LVOT area and Doppler-derived flow data has been proposed to improve assessment of aortic valve area (AVA) and classification of aortic stenosis severity. For hemodynamic reasons, effective AVA has to be smaller than anatomic AVA. The aim of the study was to test the "fusion approach" by comparing effective CT-derived AVA with anatomic AVA from CT planimetry...
March 9, 2018: Echocardiography
Romain Capoulade, Jonathan G Teoh, Philipp E Bartko, Eliza Teo, Jan-Erik Scholtz, Lionel Tastet, Mylene Shen, Christos G Mihos, Yong H Park, Julio Garcia, Eric Larose, Eric M Isselbacher, Thoralf M Sundt, Thomas E MacGillivray, Serguei Melnitchouk, Brian B Ghoshhajra, Philippe Pibarot, Judy Hung
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to examine the association between abnormal morphology of the proximal aorta and aortic stenosis (AS) progression rate. The main hypothesis was that morphologic changes of the proximal aorta, such as effacement of the sinotubular junction (STJ), result in increased biomechanical stresses and contribute to calcification and progression of AS. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2012, 426 patients with mild to moderate AS were included in this study...
February 16, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Anne Ringle, Anne-Laure Castel, Caroline Le Goffic, François Delelis, Camille Binda, Yohan Bohbot, Pierre Vladimir Ennezat, Raphaëlle A Guerbaai, Franck Levy, André Vincentelli, Pierre Graux, Christophe Tribouilloy, Sylvestre Maréchaux
BACKGROUND: The frequency of paradoxical low-gradient severe aortic stenosis (AS) varies widely across studies. The impact of misalignment of aortic flow and pressure recovery phenomenon on the frequency of low-gradient severe AS with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) has not been evaluated in prospective studies. AIMS: To investigate prospectively the impact of aortic flow misalignment by Doppler and lack of pressure recovery phenomenon correction on the frequency of low-gradient (LG) severe aortic stenosis (AS) with preserved LVEF...
February 10, 2018: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
Paul A Grayburn
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February 6, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Mohamed-Salah Annabi, Eden Touboul, Abdellaziz Dahou, Ian G Burwash, Jutta Bergler-Klein, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, Stefan Orwat, Helmut Baumgartner, Julia Mascherbauer, Gerald Mundigler, João L Cavalcante, Éric Larose, Philippe Pibarot, Marie-Annick Clavel
BACKGROUND: In the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines, patients are considered to have true-severe stenosis when the mean gradient (MG) is ≥40 mm Hg with an aortic valve area (AVA) ≤1 cm2 during dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE). However, these criteria have not been previously validated. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the value of these criteria to predict the presence of true-severe AS and the occurrence of death in patients with low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis (LF-LG AS)...
February 6, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Zaher Fanari, Prasad C Gunasekaran, Arslan Shaukat, Sumaya Hammami, Buddhadeb Dawn, Mark Wiley, Peter Tadros
BACKGROUND: The ACC/AHA guidelines recommend low-dose dobutamine challenge for hemodynamic assessment of the severity of AS in patients with low flow, low gradient aortic stenosis with reduced ejection fraction (EF) (LFLG-AS; stage D2). Inherent pitfalls of echocardiography could result in inaccurate aortic valve areas (AVA), which have downstream prognostic implications. Data on the safety and efficacy of coronary pressure wire and fluid-filled catheter use for low dose dobutamine infusion is sparse...
October 5, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
Yujing Mo, Martin Penicka, Giuseppe Di Gioia, Emanuele Barbato, Tomas Ondrus, Marc Vanderheyden, Bernard De Bruyne, Jozef Bartunek, Guy Van Camp
Inconsistencies between area (aortic valve area [AVA])-flow-gradient are common during the echocardiographic assessment of aortic stenosis (AS). This study was conducted to investigate the importance of these inconsistencies and the impact of 3 methods to resolve these inconsistencies. The study population consisted of 327 patients (age: 76.3 ± 8.6 years, 49.5% males) with severe AS (SAS) (AVA ≤ 1 cm2) and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (≥50%). Inconsistent findings between AVA, flow, and mean gradient (MG) were observed in 78 (23...
December 25, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
Rasmus Carter-Storch, Jacob E Møller, Nicolaj L Christensen, Akhmadjon Irmukhadenov, Lars M Rasmussen, Redi Pecini, Kristian A Øvrehus, Eva V Søndergård, Niels Marcussen, Jordi S Dahl
BACKGROUND: Severe aortic stenosis (AS) most often presents with reduced aortic valve area (<1 cm2 ), normal stroke volume index (≥35 mL/m2 ), and either high mean gradient (≥40 mm Hg; normal-flow high-gradient AS) or low mean gradient (normal-flow low-gradient [NFLG] AS). The benefit of aortic valve replacement (AVR) among NFLG patients is controversial. We compared the impact of NFLG condition on preoperative left ventricular (LV) remodeling and myocardial fibrosis and postoperative remodeling and symptomatic benefit...
December 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
João L Cavalcante, Shasank Rijal, Islam Abdelkarim, Andrew D Althouse, Michael S Sharbaugh, Yaron Fridman, Prem Soman, Daniel E Forman, John T Schindler, Thomas G Gleason, Joon S Lee, Erik B Schelbert
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive cardiac imaging allows detection of cardiac amyloidosis (CA) in patients with aortic stenosis (AS). Our objective was to estimate the prevalence of clinically suspected CA in patients with moderate and severe AS referred for cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in age and gender categories, and assess associations between AS-CA and all-cause mortality. METHODS: We retrospectively identified consecutive AS patients defined by echocardiography referred for further CMR assessment of valvular, myocardial, and aortic disease...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Siyuan P Sheng, Lucius A Howell, Melissa C Caughey, Michael Yeung, John P Vavalle
Patients with calcific aortic stenosis (AS) often have diffuse cardiac calcification involving the mitral valve apparatus and coronary arteries. We examined the association between global cardiac calcification quantified by a previously validated echocardiographic calcium score (eCS) with the severity of mitral stenosis (MS) and coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with a clinical diagnosis of severe calcific AS. In this sample of 147 patients (mean age 81 ± 9 years, 50% male), 81 patients (55%) were determined by echocardiography to have some degree of MS...
January 15, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
Katarzyna Mizia-Stec, Tomasz Bochenek, Błażej Kusz, Magdalena Mizia, Agnieszka Sikora-Puz, Klaudia Gieszczyk-Strózik
BACKGROUND: The role of the adipokines in the pathogenesis of aortic stenosis (AS) is not well established. The aim was to evaluate the relationship between adipokines and clinical characteristics as well as echocardiographic indices and noninvasive markers of vascular remodeling in patients with severe AS with preserved ejection fraction (EF). METHODS: Sixty-five patients (F/M: 38/27; age: 68.3 ± 9.0 years; body mass index [BMI]: 29.6 ± 4.3 kg/m²) with severe AS with preserved EF: 33 patients with paradoxical low-flow low-gradient AS (PLFLG AS) and 32 patients with normal flow high-gradient AS (NFHG AS) were prospectively enrolled into the study...
November 23, 2017: Cardiology Journal
Mohammad Kavianipour, Amir Farkhooy, Frank A Flachskampf
Asymptomatic "paradoxic" severe low-flow low-gradient aortic stenosis with preserved ejection fraction (PAS) constitutes a challenging condition where the optimal management and follow-up remain elusive. We evaluated the clinical outcome in patients with PAS as compared to asymptomatic patients with moderate (MAS) or classical severe aortic stenosis (CAS). Consecutive asymptomatic moderate or severe aortic stenosis patients without concomitant other heart or lung disease (n = 121) were invited. Participants (n = 74) were assigned to three subgroups with regard to degree of aortic stenosis: MAS (n = 25), CAS (n = 22) and PAS (n = 27)...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
Oren Zusman, Gregg S Pressman, Shmuel Banai, Ariel Finkelstein, Yan Topilsky
OBJECTIVES: To describe patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis with normal flow and low gradients and determine whether they benefit from intervention. BACKGROUND: Severe symptomatic aortic stenosis is a progressive disease with high mortality. Although surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) or transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) are indicated for patients with high gradients (>40 mm Hg) or low gradients due to low flow, the approach for patients with normal flow and low gradients is poorly defined...
October 14, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
Yujing Mo, Guy Van Camp, Giuseppe Di Gioia, Emanuele Barbato, Tomas Ondrus, Filip Casselman, Marc Vanderheyden, Bernard De Bruyne, Jozef Bartunek, Martin Penicka
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether and in which patients with catheter-derived low pressure gradient (PG, <40 mmHg) severe (aortic valve area ≤ 1 cm2) aortic stenosis and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction, early aortic valve replacement (AVR) might improve survival. METHODS: We investigated a total of 506 consecutive patients (age 75 ± 9 years, 58% men) with either moderate aortic stenosis (MAS) or severe aortic stenosis (SAS) and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (≥50%) as defined at catheterization...
October 13, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Marie Theut, Julie B Thygesen, Ole De Backer, Lars Søndergaard
AIMS: This study aimed to assess survival and causes of death in a real-world TAVR population as compared to an age- and sex-matched background population. METHODS AND RESULTS: Each aortic stenosis (AS) patient treated with TAVR in Eastern Denmark between 2007 and 2014 (n=617) was matched with 25 age- and sex-matched controls (n=15,425) randomly drawn from the general Danish population. In the total TAVR population, early mortality (≤90 days) was significantly higher (hazard ratio [HR] 3...
October 13, 2017: EuroIntervention
Javier Ramos, Juan Manuel Monteagudo, Teresa González-Alujas, María Eugenia Fuentes, Marta Sitges, María Luisa Peña, Fernando Carrasco-Chinchilla, Tomás Echeverría, Alberto Bouzas, José Francisco Forteza Alberti, Dolores Mesa, Jesús María De La Hera, José Luis Zamorano
Aims: Aortic stenosis (AS) is the most frequent valvular disease in developed countries. As society grows older, the prevalence of AS increases. However, the real burden, current aetiology, severity distribution, and echocardiographic patterns of AS are not fully clear. The aim of the present study is to provide an accurate overall picture of AS, focusing on its epidemiology, aetiology, and echocardiographic features. Methods and results: A total of 29 502 consecutive echocardiograpies were prospectively included in this multicentre study...
September 28, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
Kenya Kusunose, Hirotsugu Yamada, Susumu Nishio, Yuta Torii, Yukina Hirata, Hiromitsu Seno, Yoshihito Saijo, Takayuki Ise, Koji Yamaguchi, Shusuke Yagi, Takeshi Soeki, Tetsuzo Wakatsuki, Masataka Sata
BACKGROUND: The projected aortic valve area (AVAproj) at a normal transvalvular flow rate using dobutamine is helpful to determine the actual severity of aortic stenosis (AS) and to predict risk of adverse events in low-gradient AS cases with unclear surgical indication. Our study aimed to identify the independent and incremental value of preload stress echocardiography-derived AVAproj to predict outcomes in patients with preserved ejection fraction and low-gradient AS. METHODS AND RESULTS: We prospectively performed echocardiographic studies in 79 patients with low-gradient AS (age, 77±7 years; 30% men) with preload stress echocardiography using leg positive pressure...
October 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
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