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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944175/long-term-outcome-of-simultaneous-septal-myectomy-and-anterior-mitral-leaflet-retention-plasty-in-hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy-the-berlin-experience
#1
Eva Maria Delmo Walter, Mariano Francisco Javier, Roland Hetzer
BACKGROUND: Various surgical strategies designed to relieve left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) and correct mitral regurgitation (MR) in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) have evolved, yet reports on the long-term outcomes of each technique are scarce. We provide an update on over 20 years' experience at our institution in the standardized surgical treatment of HOCM. METHODS: Between April 1986 and April 2014, 320 cases of endomyocardial resection and 305 septal myectomies were performed at our institution...
July 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934837/bromocriptine-for-the-treatment-of-peripartum-cardiomyopathy-a-multicentre-randomized-study
#2
Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner, Arash Haghikia, Dominik Berliner, Jens Vogel-Claussen, Johannes Schwab, Annegret Franke, Marziel Schwarzkopf, Philipp Ehlermann, Roman Pfister, Guido Michels, Ralf Westenfeld, Verena Stangl, Ingrid Kindermann, Uwe Kühl, Christiane E Angermann, Axel Schlitt, Dieter Fischer, Edith Podewski, Michael Böhm, Karen Sliwa, Johann Bauersachs
Aims: An anti-angiogenic cleaved prolactin fragment is considered causal for peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM). Experimental and first clinical observations suggested beneficial effects of the prolactin release inhibitor bromocriptine in PPCM. Methods and results: In this multicentre trial, 63 PPCM patients with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤35% were randomly assigned to short-term (1W: bromocriptine, 2.5 mg, 7 days) or long-term bromocriptine treatment (8W: 5 mg for 2 weeks followed by 2...
September 14, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905470/outcomes-of-berlin-heart-excor-%C3%A2-pediatric-ventricular-assist-device-support-in-patients-with-restrictive-and-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#3
Jennifer A Su, Jondavid Menteer
The outcomes of pediatric ventricular assist device support in patients with diastolic heart failure have not been well described. This study reviews the North American experience with Berlin Heart EXCOR(®) ventricular assist device implants in children with such physiology. The Berlin Heart clinical database was reviewed. Patients with primary diastolic dysfunction are included in this study. Twenty pediatric patients with restrictive cardiomyopathy (n = 13), hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (n = 3), or congenital heart disease with restrictive physiology (n = 4) who were supported with EXCOR(®) were identified...
September 14, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866807/association-between-lipoprotein-a-level-and-type-2-diabetes-no-evidence-for-a-causal-role-of-lipoprotein-a-and-insulin
#4
Nikolaus Buchmann, Markus Scholz, Christina M Lill, Ralph Burkhardt, Rahel Eckardt, Kristina Norman, Markus Loeffler, Lars Bertram, Joachim Thiery, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Ilja Demuth
AIMS: Inverse relationships have been described between the largely genetically determined levels of serum/plasma lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)], type 2 diabetes (T2D) and fasting insulin. Here, we aimed to evaluate the nature of these relationships with respect to causality. METHODS: We tested whether we could replicate the recent negative findings on causality between Lp(a) and T2D by employing the Mendelian randomization (MR) approach using cross-sectional data from three independent cohorts, Berlin Aging Study II (BASE-II; n = 2012), LIFE-Adult (n = 3281) and LIFE-Heart (n = 2816)...
September 2, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771764/surgical-management-and-long-term-outcome-of-umbilical-infection-in-65-foals-2010-2015
#5
Gil L Oreff, Amos J Tatz, Roee Dahan, Gilad Segev, Dalia Berlin, Gal Kelmer
OBJECTIVE: To report the short- and long-term outcomes of surgical management of umbilical infection in foals. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. ANIMALS: Foals (n = 65). METHODS: Medical records (2010-2015) of foals up to 1 month of age, surgically treated for an umbilical infection were reviewed. Short-term (at the time of discharge from hospital) and long-term (1 year after surgery) survival rates were obtained...
August 3, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734448/alternative-strategy-for-biventricular-assist-device-in-an-infant-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#6
John C Dykes, Olaf Reinhartz, Christopher S Almond, Vamsi Yarlagadda, Jenna Murray, David N Rosenthal, Katsuhide Maeda
We report an infant with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who underwent biventricular assist device placement with two 15-mL Berlin Heart EXCOR pediatric ventricular assist devices using an alternative atrial cannulation strategy. The systemic circulation was supported by left atrium (LA) to aorta cannulation. The LA was accessed through the right atrium by extending a 6-mm EXCOR cannula with a Gore-Tex graft connected to an atrial septal defect. The pulmonary circulation was supported with cannulation of the right atrium to pulmonary artery...
August 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734440/use-of-mechanical-circulatory-support-in-isolated-right-heart-failure-a-bridge-to-transplantation
#7
Daniel J Beissel, Brian F Birnbaum, Aliessa P Barnes, James E O'Brien, Elizabeth M Turk, James D St Louis
Acute myocarditis may lead to left ventricular dysfunction and subsequent need for cardiac transplantation. We describe a 15-month-old child who presented with right heart failure of unclear cause. Echocardiography showed normal left ventricular function; however, right ventricular function was markedly reduced. The patient required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation followed by placement of a right-sided Berlin EXCOR ventricular assist device. There was little recovery, and the child underwent cardiac transplantation...
August 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693536/hypothermia-induced-alteration-of-repolarization-impact-on-acute-and-long-term-outcome-a-prospective-cohort-study
#8
Sophie von Ulmenstein, Christian Storm, Thomas G K Breuer, Sebastian Lask, Philipp Attanasio, Andreas Mügge, Alexander Wutzler
BACKGROUND: The effects of target temperature management (TTM) on the heart aren't thoroughly studied yet. Several studies showed the prolongation of various ECG parameters including Tpeak-Tend-time under TTM. Our study's goal is to evaluate the acute and long-term outcome of these prolongations. METHODS: In this study we included patients with successful resuscitation after cardiac arrest who were admitted to the Charité Virchow Klinikum Berlin or the Heart and Vascular Centre of the Ruhr University Bochum between February 2006 and July 2013 (Berlin) or May 2014 to November 2015 (Bochum)...
July 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682836/a-technique-of-awake-bronchoscopic-endotracheal-intubation-for-respiratory-failure-in-patients-with-right-heart-failure-and-pulmonary-hypertension
#9
MULTICENTER STUDY
Jimmy Johannes, David A Berlin, Parimal Patel, Edward J Schenck, Frances Mae West, Rajan Saggar, Igor Z Barjaktarevic
OBJECTIVE: Patients with pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure have a high risk of clinical deterioration and death during or soon after endotracheal intubation. The effects of sedation, hypoxia, hypoventilation, and changes in intrathoracic pressure can lead to severe hemodynamic instability. In search for safer approach to endotracheal intubation in this cohort of patients, we evaluate the safety and feasibility of an alternative intubation technique. DATA SOURCES: Retrospective data analysis...
September 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631088/etiologies-diagnostic-work-up-and-outcomes-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-with-no-common-risk-factor-a-prospective-multicenter-study
#10
Nicolas de Prost, Tài Pham, Guillaume Carteaux, Armand Mekontso Dessap, Christian Brun-Buisson, Eddy Fan, Giacomo Bellani, John Laffey, Alain Mercat, Laurent Brochard, Bernard Maître
BACKGROUND: Patients meeting the Berlin definition for the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) might lack exposure to one or more "common" risk factors and exhibit different clinical phenotype and outcomes. We aimed to compare the clinical presentation and outcome of ARDS patients with or without risk factors, the impact on hospital mortality, and to assess the diagnostic work-up performed. The current study is an ancillary analysis of an international, multicenter, prospective cohort study (the Large Observational Study to Understand the Global Impact of Severe Acute Respiratory Failure, LUNG SAFE)...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625256/-comparison-of-effect-of-norepinephrine-and-terlipressin-on-patients-with-ards-combined-with-septic-shock-a-prospective-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
#11
Zhi Chen, Ping Zhou, Yuanhua Lu, Chunli Yang
OBJECTIVE: To approach the effect of different vasopressor on hemodynamics, volume responsiveness, fluid volume balance, renal function and prognosis in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) complicated with septic shock. METHODS: A prospective single-blind randomized controlled trial was conducted. ARDS patients with septic shock admitted to the Department of Critical Care Medicine of Jiangxi Provincial People's Hospital from January 1st, 2015 to May 1st, 2016 were enrolled...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613405/an-association-between-volumes-of-the-cardiac-chambers-and-troponin-levels-in-individuals-submitted-to-cardiac-coronary-computed-tomography
#12
Zach Rozenbaum, Yaron Arbel, Yoav Granot, Dotan Cohen, Haim Shmilovich, Tomer Ziv-Baran, Ehud Chorin, Ofer Havakuk, Merav Cohen, Shlomo Berliner, Yan Topilsky, Galit Aviram
BACKGROUND: Previous echocardiographic studies have revealed an association between enlarged cardiac chamber volumes and elevated troponin concentrations. An automatic 4-chamber volumetric analysis tool was adopted to investigate this association in patients who underwent cardiac-gated computed tomography angiography (CCTA). HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that troponin concentration within the normal range correlates with cardiac chambers' volumes. METHODS: Serum troponin was obtained from 157 ambulatory patients before undergoing CCTA for nonacute coronary artery evaluation...
June 14, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606584/impact-of-a-modified-anti-thrombotic-guideline-on-stroke-in-children-supported-with-a-pediatric-ventricular-assist-device
#13
David N Rosenthal, Chacy A Lancaster, Doff B McElhinney, Sharon Chen, MaryLyn Stein, Aileen Lin, Lan Doan, Jenna M Murray, Mary Alice Gowan, Katsuhide Maeda, Olaf Reinhartz, Christopher S Almond
BACKGROUND: Stroke is the most feared complication associated with the Berlin Heart EXCOR pediatric ventricular assist device (VAD), the most commonly used VAD in children, and affects 1 in 3 children. We sought to determine whether a modified anti-thrombotic guideline, involving more intense platelet inhibition and less reliance on platelet function testing, is associated with a lower incidence of stroke. METHODS: All children supported with the EXCOR at Stanford from 2009 to 2014 were divided into 2 cohorts based on the primary anti-thrombotic guideline used to prevent pump thrombosis: (1) the Edmonton Anti-thrombotic Guideline (EG) cohort, which included children implanted before September 2012 when dual anti-platelet therapy was used with doses titrated to Thromboelastrography/PlateletMapping (TEG/PM); and (2) the Stanford Modified Anti-thrombotic Guideline (SG) cohort, which included children implanted on or after September 2012 when triple anti-platelet therapy was used routinely and where doses were uptitrated to high, weight-based dosing targets, with low-dose steroids administered as needed for inflammation...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551351/identifying-children-appropriate-for-bridge-to-transplantation-with-the-berlin-heart-excor
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EDITORIAL
Ryan R Davies
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 12, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546755/pediatric-ventricular-assist-devices-current-challenges-and-future-prospects
#15
REVIEW
Sarah Burki, Iki Adachi
The field of mechanical circulatory support has made great strides in the preceding 2 decades. Although pediatric mechanical circulatory support has lagged behind that of adults, the gap between them is expected to close soon. The only device currently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for use in children is the Berlin Heart EXCOR ventricular assist device (VAD). The prospective Berlin Heart Investigational Device Exemption Trial demonstrated good outcomes, such as bridge to transplantation or recovery, in ~90% of children supported with this device...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530113/refining-current-scientific-priorities-and-identifying-new-scientific-gaps-in-hiv-related-heart-lung-blood-and-sleep-research
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Homer L Twigg, Ronald Crystal, Judith Currier, Paul Ridker, Nancy Berliner, Hans-Peter Kiem, George Rutherford, Shimian Zou, Simone Glynn, Renee Wong, Emmanuel Peprah, Michael Engelgau, Tony Creazzo, Sandra Colombini-Hatch, Elisabet Caler
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) AIDS Program's goal is to provide direction and support for research and training programs in areas of HIV-related heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) diseases. To better define NHLBI current HIV-related scientific priorities and with the goal of identifying new scientific priorities and gaps in HIV-related HLBS research, a wide group of investigators gathered for a scientific NHLBI HIV Working Group on December 14-15, 2015, in Bethesda, MD. The core objectives of the Working Group included discussions on: (1) HIV-related HLBS comorbidities in the antiretroviral era; (2) HIV cure; (3) HIV prevention; and (4) mechanisms to implement new scientific discoveries in an efficient and timely manner so as to have the most impact on people living with HIV...
September 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509675/acute-and-long-term-effects-of-left-ventricular-assist-device-support-on-right-ventricular-function-in-children-with-pediatric-pulsatile-ventricular-assist-devices
#17
Roberta Iacobelli, Arianna Di Molfetta, Gianluca Brancaccio, Sergio Filippelli, Stefano Morelli, Benedetta Natali, Alessandra Toscano, Fabrizio Drago, Antonio Amodeo
Right ventricular failure (RVF) is a significant issue when considering left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation in pediatrics. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of LVAD on right ventricular (RV) function in children. We retrospectively reviewed clinical and echocardiographic data of children who underwent Berlin Heart EXCOR LVAD focusing on RV function before and after implantation (1, 3, and 6 month follow-up). An isolated LVAD was used in 27 patients. Median age was 11 months (interquartile range [IQR]: 5-24 months), with a median weight of 6...
May 12, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506612/identification-of-pulmonary-hypertension-caused-by-left-sided-heart-disease-world-health-organization-group-2-based-on-cardiac-chamber-volumes-derived-from-chest-ct-imaging
#18
Galit Aviram, Zach Rozenbaum, Tomer Ziv-Baran, Shlomo Berliner, Yan Topilsky, Dominik Fleischmann, Yon K Sung, Roham T Zamanian, Haiwei Henry Guo
BACKGROUND: Evaluations of patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) commonly include chest CT imaging. We hypothesized that cardiac chamber volumes calculated from the same CT scans can yield additional information to distinguish PH related to left-sided heart disease (World Health Organization group 2) from other PH subtypes. METHODS: Patients who had PH confirmed by right heart catheterization and contrast-enhanced chest CT studies were enrolled in this retrospective multicenter study...
May 12, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493034/-a%C3%A2-japanese-in-marburg-excerpts-from-the-memories-jiden-of-the-japanese-bacteriologist-taichi-kitashima-1870-1956
#19
Ulrike Enke, Aeka Ishihara
The heart of this article is the transmission of selected chapters from the Japanese bacteriologist Taichi Kitashima's (1870-1956) autobiographical memoirs (in Japanese, Jiden) published in 1955, in which Kitashima reports on his stay in Marburg in a very personal and subjective way. Like other Japanese physicians of his generation, Kitashima spent several years in Germany in order to work with the serum researcher Emil von Behring and continued his education there. The contact came through Kitashima's teacher Shibasaburô Kitasato, who had worked with Behring in Berlin on questions of immunology...
June 2017: NTM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486624/ventricular-assist-device-support-in-patients-with-single-ventricles-the-melbourne-experience%C3%A2
#20
Chin L Poh, Roberto Chiletti, Diana Zannino, Christian Brizard, Igor E Konstantinov, Stephen Horton, Johnny Millar, Yves d'Udekem
OBJECTIVES: The capacity and limitations of ventricular assist device (VAD) support in single-ventricle physiology remains poorly understood. We aimed to review our experience in the use of VAD support in the single-ventricle circulation to determine its feasibility in this population. METHODS: We reviewed our experience with VAD support in patients with single ventricles over the past 25 years. Fifty-seven patients received 64 runs of VAD support between 1990 and 2015 at a median age of 13 days [interquartile range (IQR) 4...
May 8, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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