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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453694/percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-in-the-prevention-of-stroke-in-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jayson R Baman, Moussa Mansour, E Kevin Heist, David T Huang, Yitschak Biton
Atrial fibrillation is commonly coexistent with heart failure, and the management of the heart failure patient would be incomplete without an appreciation for atrial fibrillation management. There are many complications associated with oral anticoagulation in the prevention of stroke related to atrial fibrillation. In recent years, the advent of several percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion/closure strategies has sought to provide an alternative treatment modality. Here, we systematically review the published literature to investigate the efficacy and safety of percutaneous LAA occlusion/closure devices...
February 17, 2018: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453685/transcatheter-closure-of-arterial-duct-in-infants-6-kg-amplatzer-duct-occluder-type-i-vs-amplatzer-duct-occluder-ii-additional-sizes
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Giuseppe Santoro, Mario Giordano, Gianpiero Gaio, Maria Teresa Palladino, Giovanbattista Capozzi, Carola Iacono, Maria Giovanna Russo
Transcatheter closure of arterial duct (AD) remains challenging in low-weight patients and using Amplatzer Duct Occluder devices is still considered off-label in infants < 6 kg. This study aimed to report a large, single-center experience of percutaneous AD closure in infants < 6 kg as well as to compare the most frequently used devices, Amplatzer Duct Occluder type I (ADO I) and Amplatzer Duct Occluder type II Additional Sizes devices (ADO II-AS) (St. Jude Medical Corp, St. Paul, MN, USA). From March 2000 to March 2017, among the 762 patients submitted to percutaneous closure of AD at our Institution, 33 were infants < 6 kg (age 4...
February 17, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440838/arterial-duct-and-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations-a-shunt-masking-a-shunt
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Mario Giordano, Giuseppe Santoro, Maria Teresa Palladino, Maria Giovanna Russo
A 5-month-old infant, referred to our institution for percutaneous arterial duct (AD) embolization, showed multiple huge pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) associated with a small AD and several tiny systemic-to-pulmonary collaterals. This anatomic arrangement was a possible cause of lack of cyanosis and disproportionately higher hemodynamic relevance of the ductal shunt. The PAVMs became pathophysiologically evident immediately after the closure of AD and systemic to pulmonary artery collaterals and presented clinically with a life-threatening cyanosis...
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440837/transcatheter-closure-of-postsurgical-ruptured-sinus-of-valsalva-with-amplatzer-duct-occluder-ii-as%C3%A2-device
#4
Cristina Capogrosso, Giuseppe Santoro, Mario Giordano, Maria Giovanna Russo
Sinus of Valsalva (SV) rupture is a rare, cardiac complication after surgical repair of complex congenital heart disease. This paper reports a 4-year-old male child with double outlet right ventricle (RV) and pulmonary stenosis with superior-inferior arrangement of the ventricles, who was submitted to surgical repair using the "reparation a l'etage ventriculaire" procedure. A few months after an uneventful surgical repair, his clinical condition abruptly worsened because of the rupture of the right SV into the RV outflow tract resulting in large left-to-right shunt and RV functional impairment...
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421959/accelerated-ambulation-after-vascular-access-closure-device
#5
Daniel Brancheau, Sinan Sarsam, Mahmoud Assaad, Marcel Zughaib
BACKGROUND: Patients who are candidates to receive an Angioseal® (St. Jude Medical) device for arteriotomy closure are allowed to ambulate 20 min after the deployment of the device. More frequently, however, patients are kept on bed rest for several hours following Angioseal® deployment. The purpose of this study was to prospectively assess patients when ambulating 20 min after Angioseal® deployment instead of prolonged best rest of 2-3 h. METHODS: Patients undergoing angiography from the common femoral artery approach were included in the study if they received a 6 Fr Angioseal® closure device...
February 1, 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417474/the-impact-of-fellowship-in-dietetics-on-clinical-practice
#6
Terezie Tolar Mosby
Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) in pediatric cancer treatment is essential. The Nutrition Department and the International Outreach Program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN have worked together from 2005 to 2013 to develop and implement a training program for international dietitians working with pediatric oncology patients. During that time, St. Jude hosted 15 dietitians from various countries for this 3-week-long program. The curriculum provided experience in nutrition risk screening, nutrition care process, nutrition for cancer prevention, palliative care, and exposure to nutrition support...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411509/initial-experience-with-the-use-of-fractional-flow-reserve-in-the-hemodynamic-evaluation-of-transplant-renal-artery-stenosis
#7
Manuel Pereira Marques Gomes Júnior, Cláudia Maria Rodrigues Alves, Adriano Henrique Pereira Barbosa, Adriano Caixeta, Marcelo Costa Batista, José Osmar Medina Pestana, Antônio Carlos Carvalho
OBJECTIVE: To describe and standardize an original protocol for fractional flow reserve (FFR) pre and postangioplasty in an initial series of patients with clinically manifested transplant renal artery stenosis (TRAS). BACKGROUND: There is no data in the literature about the use of FFR in TRAS. METHODS: Patients with TRAS detected in a noninvasive study were referred to diagnostic angiography and stenosis considered visually severe (≥ 60%) were included...
February 7, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29379824/palliative-care-opportunities-for-nursing
#8
EDITORIAL
Ayda Gan Nambayan
Ayda G. Nambayan, PhD, RN is the Training Consultant for The Ruth Foundation for Palliative and Hospice Care. Prior to this, she held various positions as a Consultant for Advanced Education and Training at Makati Medical Center, Philippines; a curriculum and distance learning developer for www.Cure4Kids.org, the educational website of the International Outreach Program of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. In 2002, she retired from a faculty position from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she taught Adult Health Nursing for 25 years...
January 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352701/bailout-surgical-explantation-of-a-transcatheter-valve-in-valve-for-subacute-thrombosis-when-there-is-no-time-for-anticoagulation-case-report-and-literature-review
#9
Francesco Notaristefano, Matteo Rocco Reccia, Salvatore Notaristefano, Roberto Annunziata, Rocco Sclafani, Giuseppe Ambrosio, Claudio Cavallini
Trancatheter heart valve (THV) thrombosis is effectively treated with anticoagulation but alternative therapies are required when a faster gradient reduction is needed. Open heart surgery has been rarely performed due to the high perioperative mortality and only five cases have been described so far. Here we describe a case of emergent surgical explantation for THV thrombosis after a valve-in-valve. A 67years old man underwent transcatheter aortic valve implantation for a failed surgical bioprosthesis Epic 21mm (St...
December 13, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318633/long-term-outcomes-following-cryoablation-of-atrioventricular-nodal-reentrant-tachycardia-in-children
#10
Mehmet Karacan, Nida Çelik, Celal Akdeniz, Volkan Tuzcu
BACKGROUND: Atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) is a common tachyarrhythmia substrate in children, which is successfully treated by catheter ablation using radiofrequency or cryothermal energy. In recent years, cryoablation (Cryo) using electroanatomical system guidance is more commonly preferred for use in children in order to decrease the risk of an atrioventricular block. However, there are concerns regarding the long-term efficacy of Cryo in treating AVNRT. We aimed to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and long-term efficacy of Cryo for AVNRT in children...
January 9, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296872/chronic-disease-burden-and-frailty-in-survivors-of-childhood-hsct-a-report-from-the-st-jude-lifetime-cohort-study
#11
Hesham M Eissa, Lu Lu, Malek Baassiri, Nickhill Bhakta, Matthew J Ehrhardt, Brandon M Triplett, Daniel M Green, Daniel A Mulrooney, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson, Kirsten K Ness
Outcomes of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) have markedly improved over the past 2 decades, underscoring a need to better understand the long-term health effects of this intensive treatment modality. We describe the burden of chronic medical conditions and frail health among St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study participants treated for childhood hematologic malignancies with HSCT (n = 112) or with conventional therapy (n = 1106). Chronic conditions and frail health were ascertained clinically and classified according to a modified version of the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (version 4...
November 14, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250270/high-voltage-guided-pulmonary-vein-isolation-in-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
#12
Usama Boles, Enes E Gul, Andres Enriquez, Howard Lee, Dave Riegert, Adrian Andres, Adrian Baranchuk, Damian Redfearn, Benedict Glover, Chris Simpson, Hoshiar Abdollah, Kevin Michael
Background: Ablation of the pulmonary vein (PV) antrum using an electroanatomic mapping system is standard of care for point-by-point pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). Focused ablation at critical areas is more likely to achieve intra-procedural PV isolation and decrease the likelihood for reconnection and recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF). Therefore this prospective pilot study is to investigate the short-term outcome of a voltage-guided circumferential PV ablation (CPVA) strategy...
February 2017: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239758/efficacy-and-safety-comparison-between-different-types-of-novel-design-enhanced-open-irrigated-ablation-catheters-in-creating-cavo-tricuspid-isthmus-block
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Rikuta Hamaya, Shinsuke Miyazaki, Takatsugu Kajiyama, Tomonori Watanabe, Shigeki Kusa, Hiroaki Nakamura, Hitoshi Hachiya, Yoshito Iesaka
BACKGROUND: Clinical utility of irrigation-tip ablation catheters for cavo-tricuspid isthmus (CTI) ablation is established. Recently, new-generation enhanced-cooling irrigation-tip catheters were introduced into clinical use. This study compared the performance of different types of novel irrigation-tip catheters in CTI ablation. METHODS: One hundred patients undergoing CTI ablation with novel irrigated-tip catheters were included. Ablation was performed with a power output of 30-35W using either 4-mm flexible tip catheters [FlexAbility (FAs) St...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219253/first-experience-of-the-usage-of-a-gore-cardioform-septal-occluder-device-for-treatment-of-a-significant-residual-commissural-mitral-regurgitation-jet-following-a-mitraclip-procedure
#14
Yoshifumi Nakajima, Saibal Kar
The MitraClip (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA) procedure has emerged as a safe and effective treatment option for treatment of selected patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR) who are at high risk for surgery. Effective reduction of MR is important to ensure an optimal clinical outcome. We present here the first case report of a significant commissural leak after a MitraClip procedure treated with a GORE CARDIOFORM Septal Occluder device (WL Gore & Associates, Flagstaff, AZ). CASE REPORT: An 81-year-old male presented with symptomatic recurrent MR following a MitraClip procedure using two clips...
December 8, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207365/thirty-day-outcomes-in-100-consecutive-patients-undergoing-transfemoral-aortic-valve-replacement-with-the-portico-valve-on-an-all-comer-basis
#15
Silvia Mas-Peiro, Mariuca Vasa-Nicotera, Helge Weiler, Nestoras Papadopoulos, Roberta De Rosa, Andreas M Zeiher, Stephan Fichtlscherer
OBJECTIVES: Transcatheter heart valves such as the self-expandable Portico valve (St. Jude Medical) are being developed to overcome limitations of first-generation devices. Since clinical experience with this valve is still limited in a real-world setting, we investigated its use on an all-comer basis. METHODS: Between October 2015 and October 2016, a total of 100 consecutive patients assessed for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and found suitable for the Portico valve were included...
December 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194654/safety-and-efficacy-analysis-of-one-stop-intervention-for-treating-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation
#16
Hongde Hu, Kaijun Cui, Jian Jiang, Hua Fu, Rui Zeng
BACKGROUND: Nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common arrhythmia. The treatment strategy for AF mainly includes controlling symptoms and decreasing the rate of complications. Our study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of combination treatment of catheter ablation and left atrial appendage (LAA) closure (one-stop intervention) in patients with nonvalvular AF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty-four patients with symptomatic AF (mean CHA2 DS2 -VASc score 4...
November 30, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191325/percutaneous-closure-of-patent-foramen-ovale-in-patients-with-migraine-the-premium-trial
#17
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Jonathan M Tobis, Andrew Charles, Stephen D Silberstein, Sherman Sorensen, Brijeshwar Maini, Phillip A Horwitz, John C Gurley
BACKGROUND: Migraine is a prevalent and disabling disorder. Patent foramen ovale (PFO) has been associated with migraine, but its role in the disorder remains poorly understood. OBJECTIVES: This study examined the efficacy of percutaneous PFO closure as a therapy for migraine with or without aura. METHODS: The PREMIUM (Prospective, Randomized Investigation to Evaluate Incidence of Headache Reduction in Subjects With Migraine and PFO Using the AMPLATZER PFO Occluder to Medical Management) was a double-blind study investigating migraine characteristics over 1 year in subjects randomized to medical therapy with a sham procedure (right heart catheterization) versus medical therapy and PFO closure with the Amplatzer PFO Occluder device (St...
December 5, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181735/-oral-anticoagulation-and-platelet-inhibition-after-atrial-appendage-occlusion
#18
REVIEW
Martin W Bergmann, Carsten W Israel
In Europe left atrial appendage occluders (LAAO) are most frequently used in patients with contraindications for oral anticoagulation (OAC); therefore, the classical therapeutic OAC scheme from the PROTECT-AF trial (vitamin K antagonist plus acetylsalicylic acid) is usually changed to dual anti-platelet therapy (DAPT) after implantation of a Watchman® or Amulet® LAAO (St. Jude Medical/Abbott, Eschborn, Germany). For many years, patients with an LAAO received DAPT for 1-6 months. The current standard comprises DAPT for 3 months, followed by permanent acetylsalicylic acid monotherapy if the transesophageal echocardiogram excludes a thrombus at the site of the LAAO...
December 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153509/transcatheter-embolization-of-a-giant-coronary-artery-pseudoaneurysm
#19
Pratik Dalal, Divyashree Varma, Ripa Chakravorty, Salil Sethi, Steven Bailey, Anand Prasad
A 53-year-old diabetic male with sternal dehiscence presented with recurrent staphylococcus bacteremia 2years after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). He was found to have a giant right coronary artery (RCA) pseudoaneurysm and a coronary cameral fistula on imaging. Due to excessive surgical risk, the patient underwent percutaneous treatment with a 5mm Amplatzer vascular plug 4 (St. Jude Medical, St.Paul, MN). Post-procedure imaging showed successful cessation of flow into the pseudoaneurysm and follow-up CT scan demonstrated significant improvement in the size of the pseudoaneurysm...
November 16, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135479/use-of-remote-pulmonary-artery-pressure-monitoring-cardiomems-system-in-total-artificial-heart-to-assess-pulmonary-hemodynamics-for-heart-transplantation
#20
Salman Gohar, Ziad Taimeh, Jeff Morgan, O H Frazier, Francisco Arabia, Andrew Civitello, Ajith Nair
The temporary total artificial heart (TAH-t) has been valuable as a bridge to transplantation in patients with biventricular failure. However, the challenges of accurately assessing pulmonary vascular resistance after TAH-t implantation can preclude these patients from heart transplantation, especially those with pre-existing pulmonary hypertension. The CardioMEMS Heart Failure System (St. Jude's Medical, Little Canada, MN) comprises a wireless pressure sensor that is implanted percutaneously in the pulmonary artery and transmits real-time measurements of pulmonary artery pressures...
November 8, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
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