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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430904/catheter-based-tricuspid-valve-replacement-first-experimental-data-of-a-newly-designed-bileaflet-stent-graft-prosthesis%C3%A2
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Henning F Lausberg, Rafal Gryszkiewicz, Maximilian Kuetting, Moritz Baumgaertner, Marcos Centola, Hans-Peter Wendel, Martina Nowak-Machen, David Schibilsky, Tobias Kruger, Christian Schlensak
OBJECTIVES: Moderate or severe degree tricuspid valve regurgitation (TVR) is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Surgical correction as the only therapeutic option offers unsatisfactory results. Recently, several interventional procedures have been introduced clinically in a limited cohort. We present our initial experiments with an innovative interventional valved stent graft for treatment of TVR. METHODS: A newly designed porcine pericardium-covered nitinol stent graft with a lateral bicuspid valve was adapted to size in a cadaver study...
April 18, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427316/a-multiscale-modelling-approach-to-understand-atherosclerosis-formation-a-patient-specific-case-study-in-the-aortic-bifurcation
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Mona Alimohammadi, Cesar Pichardo-Almarza, Obiekezie Agu, Vanessa Díaz-Zuccarini
Atherogenesis, the formation of plaques in the wall of blood vessels, starts as a result of lipid accumulation (low-density lipoprotein cholesterol) in the vessel wall. Such accumulation is related to the site of endothelial mechanotransduction, the endothelial response to mechanical stimuli and haemodynamics, which determines biochemical processes regulating the vessel wall permeability. This interaction between biomechanical and biochemical phenomena is complex, spanning different biological scales and is patient-specific, requiring tools able to capture such mathematical and biological complexity in a unified framework...
May 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424627/blood-pressure-increase-during-oxygen-supplementation-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-is-mediated-by-vasoconstriction-independent-of-baroreflex-function
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René van der Bel, Müşerref Çalişkan, Robert A van Hulst, Johannes J van Lieshout, Erik S G Stroes, C T Paul Krediet
Renal hypoxia is thought to be an important pathophysiological factor in the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the associated hypertension. In a previous study among CKD patients, supplementation with 100% oxygen reduced sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) and lowered blood pressure (BP). We aimed to assess the underlying haemodynamic modulation and hypothesized a decreased systemic vascular resistance (SVR). To that end, 19 CKD patients were studied during 15-min intervals of increasing partial oxygen pressure (ppO2) from room air (0...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424305/numerical-simulation-of-haemodynamics-and-low-density-lipoprotein-transport-in-the-rabbit-aorta-and-their-correlation-with-atherosclerotic-plaque-thickness
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Xiaoyin Li, Xiao Liu, Peng Zhang, Chenglong Feng, Anqiang Sun, Hongyan Kang, Xiaoyan Deng, Yubo Fan
Two mechanisms of shear stress and mass transport have been recognized to play an important role in the development of localized atherosclerosis. However, their relationship and roles in atherogenesis are still obscure. It is necessary to investigate quantitatively the correlation among low-density lipoproteins (LDL) transport, haemodynamic parameters and plaque thickness. We simulated blood flow and LDL transport in rabbit aorta using computational fluid dynamics and evaluated plaque thickness in the aorta of a high-fat-diet rabbit...
April 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421908/extravasating-uterine-pseudoaneurysm-a-rare-cause-of-postpartum-haemorrhage
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Sang Wook Yi
Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) remains one of the leading causes of maternal death worldwide and can be classified as either immediate (primary) or delayed (secondary) according to the onset time - before or after 24 hours postpartum. Uterine pseudoaneurysm is a rare cause of PPH that has been suggested to arise from abnormal vascular regression and a recurrent vascular healing state, such as a vascular stricture and relaxation with thrombin deposits after placental expulsion. With advances in multidetector computed tomography, 3D-computed tomography with angiography can aid in identifying the location and originating vessels of the pseudoaneurysm via fast and clear 3D images...
May 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421408/pharmacological-and-non-pharmacological-treatment-for-decompensated-heart-failure-what-is-new
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REVIEW
Parin Shah, Pierpaolo Pellicori, Joseph Cuthbert, Andrew L Clark
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: Acute heart failure (AHF) is a life-threatening clinical condition that requires prompt medical attention. The aim of the current review is to summarise the results of recent clinical trials conducted in patients with AHF. RECENT FINDINGS: Several novel compounds have apparently beneficial acute effects on cardiovascular haemodynamics and patients' symptoms, but their administration has not yet translated into improved survival and has been deleterious in some cases...
April 18, 2017: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419552/feasibility-and-utility-of-portable-ultrasound-during-retrieval-of-sick-preterm-infants
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Kathryn Browning Carmo, Tracey Lutz, Mark Greenhalgh, Andrew Berry, Martin Kluckow, Nick Evans
AIM: Document the incidence of haemodynamic pathology in critically ill preterm newborns requiring transport. METHOD: A transport neonatologist performed cardiac and cerebral ultrasound before and after transportation of infants born ≤ 30 weeks gestation. RESULTS: 44 newborns were studied 2008 - 2015, 21 transported by road, 19 by helicopter and 4 by fixed wing. Median birth weight 1130g (680-1960g), median gestation 27 weeks (23-30) and 30/44 were male...
April 17, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415943/effects-of-scalp-block-with-bupivacaine-versus-levobupivacaine-on-haemodynamic-response-to-head-pinning-and-comparative-efficacies-in-postoperative-analgesia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Banu O Can, Hülya Bilgin
Objective This study was performed to determine the effects of scalp blocks with bupivacaine versus levobupivacaine on the haemodynamic response during craniotomy and the efficacies and analgesic requirements of these drugs postoperatively. Methods This randomized, prospective, placebo-controlled, double-blind study included 90 patients (age, 18-85 years; American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status, I or II). The patients were randomly divided into three groups: those who received 20 mL of 0.5% bupivacaine (Group B, n = 30), 20 mL of 0...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415932/the-effects-of-corrective-surgery-on-endothelial-biomarkers-and-anthropometric-data-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Hung-Tao Chung, Yu-Sheng Chang, Sui-Ling Liao, Shen-Hao Lai
Objective To investigate the influence of surgical correction on biomarkers of endothelial dysfunction in children with congenital heart disease and to evaluate anthropometric data. Methods Children with pulmonary hypertension (PH) or Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) who were scheduled for corrective surgery were enrolled in this prospective study. Age-matched healthy children were included as controls. Demographic, haemodynamic and cardiac ultrasonography data were collected. Blood samples were taken pre-surgery, 24-48 hours post-surgery and again 3-6 months later...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415931/comparison-of-dexmedetomidine-and-propofol-for-conscious-sedation-in-inguinal-hernia-repair-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hong-Mei Wang, Xiao-Yu Shi, Xia-Rong Qin, Jia-Li Zhou, Yan-Fei Xia
Objective The ideal agents for conscious sedation during ambulatory inguinal hernia repair are still unclear. We aimed to compare the analgesic, sedative, haemodynamic, and side effects of dexmedetomidine with those of propofol in combination with fentanyl for conscious sedation in patients undergoing inguinal hernia repair. Methods Eighty patients undergoing unilateral inguinal hernia repair were prospectively randomized to receive either dexmedetomidine (n = 40) or propofol (n = 40). Dexmedetomidine and propofol dosages were adjusted to maintain the targeted level of sedation...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414656/prevalence-and-outcomes-of-coronary-artery-perforation-cap-during-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-pci
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Oliver Guttmann, Daniel Jones, Ankur Gulati, Tushar Kotecha, Hossam Fayed, Deven Patel, Tom Crake, Mick Ozkor, Andrew Wragg, Elliot Smith, Roshan Weerackody, Charles Knight, Anthony Mathur, Constantinos O'Mahony
AIMS: To examine the prevalence, clinical outcomes and procedural characteristics of PCI complicated by CAP in a contemporary patient population. METHODS AND RESULTS: Procedural records of 39,115 patients undergoing PCI between 2005- 2016 were reviewed. CAP affected 149 cases (0.37%). The prevalence of CAP increased from 0.31% in 2005 to 0.45% in 2016 (p=0.03) reflecting an increase in more complex PCI (from 14% in 2005 to 21% in 2016; p<0.0001). CAP was associated with increased all-cause mortality (23...
April 18, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407768/a-study-of-noninvasive-fractional-flow-reserve-derived-from-a-simplified-method-based-on-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-in-suspected-coronary-artery-disease
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Changzheng Shi, Dong Zhang, Kunlin Cao, Tao Zhang, Liangping Luo, Xin Liu, Heye Zhang
BACKGROUND: The invasive fractional flow reserve has been considered the gold standard for identifying ischaemia-related stenosis in patients with suspected coronary artery disease. Determining non-invasive FFR based on coronary computed tomographic angiography datasets using computational fluid dynamics tends to be a demanding process. Therefore, the diagnostic performance of a simplified method for the calculation of FFRCTA requires further evaluation. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic performance of FFRCTA calculated based on a simplified method by referring to the invasive FFR in patient-specific coronary arteries and clinical decision-making...
April 14, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407148/effects-of-closed-loop-stimulation-vs-ddd-pacing-on-haemodynamic-variations-and-occurrence-of-syncope-induced-by-head-up-tilt-test-in-older-patients-with-refrac-tory-cardioinhibitory-vasovagal-syncope-the-tilt-test-induced-response-in-closed-loop-stimulation
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Pietro Palmisano, Gabriele Dell'Era, Vincenzo Russo, Maria Zaccaria, Rolando Mangia, Miriam Bortnik, Federica De Vecchi, Ailia Giubertoni, Fabiana Patti, Andrea Magnani, Gerardo Nigro, Anna Rago, Eraldo Occhetta, Michele Accogli
Aims: Closed-loop stimulation (CLS) seemed promising in preventing the recurrence of vasovagal syncope (VVS) in patients with a cardioinhibitory response to head-up tilt test (HUTT) compared with conventional pacing. We hypothesized that the better results of this algorithm are due to its quick reaction in high-rate pacing delivered in the early phase of vasovagal reflex, which increase the cardiac output and the blood pressure preventing loss of consciousness. Methods and results: This prospective, randomized, single-blind, multicentre study was designed as an intra-patient comparison and enrolled 30 patients (age 62...
April 12, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405041/supraclavicular-brachial-plexus-block-comparison-of-varying-doses-of-dexmedetomidine-combined-with-levobupivacaine-a-double-blind-randomised-trial
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Srinivasa Rao Nallam, Sunil Chiruvella, Swetha Karanam
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The ideal dose of dexmedetomidine for brachial plexus block is a matter of debate. This study was carried out to evaluate 50 μg or 100 μg of dexmedetomidine added to 0.5% levobupivacaine, with regard to the duration of analgesia. Our study also sought to assess the onset and duration of sensorimotor blockade, haemodynamic effects, sedation and adverse effects. METHODS: One hundred adult patients undergoing upper limb surgeries under supraclavicular brachial plexus block were randomly allocated into two groups...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404439/haemodynamic-changes-during-labour-continuous-minimally-invasive-monitoring-in-20-healthy-parturients
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J C Kuhn, R Sørum Falk, E Langesæter
BACKGROUND: There are few studies on maternal haemodynamic changes during labour. None have used continuous cardiac output monitoring during all labour stages. In this observational study, we monitored haemodynamic variables continuously during the entire course of labour in healthy parturients. METHODS: Continuous haemodynamic monitoring with the LiDCOplus technique was performed in 20 healthy parturients during spontaneous labour, vaginal delivery and for 15minutes postpartum...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403018/prophylactic-atropine-administration-attenuates-the-negative-haemodynamic-effects-of-induction-of-anaesthesia-with-propofol-and-high-dose-remifentanil-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Marieke Poterman, Thomas W L Scheeren, Marieke I van der Velde, Pieter L Buisman, Silvie Allaert, Michel M R F Struys, Alain F Kalmar
BACKGROUND: Induction of anaesthesia with propofol and remifentanil often induces unwanted bradycardia and hypotension, raising concerns regarding tissue oxygenation. The electrophysiological cardiac effects of remifentanil can be reversed by atropine. OBJECTIVE: To investigate if prophylactic administration of atropine can attenuate the negative haemodynamic effects of propofol and a high dose of remifentanil during induction of anaesthesia. DESIGN: A double-blind, randomised controlled trial...
April 11, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402021/validation-of-non-invasive-haemodynamic-methods-in-patients-with-liver-disease-the-finometer-and-the-task-force-monitor
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Jane M Brittain, Troels M Busk, Søren Møller
Patients with advanced cirrhosis often present a hyperdynamic circulation characterized by a decrease in systolic and diastolic blood pressure (SBP and DBP), and an increase in heart rate (HR) and cardiac output (CO). Accurate assessment of the altered circulation can be performed invasively; however, due to the disadvantages of this approach, non-invasive methods are warranted. The purpose of this study was to compare continuous non-invasive measurements of haemodynamic variables by the Finometer and the Task Force Monitor with simultaneous invasive measurements...
April 12, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400190/early-and-mid-term-outcome-of-the-st-jude-medical-regent-19-mm-aortic-valve-mechanical-prosthesis-functional-and-haemodynamic-evaluation
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Edvin Prifti, Massimo Bonacchi, Giovanni Minardi, Klodian Krakulli, Arben Baboci, Giampiero Esposito, Aurel Demiraj, Merita Zeka, Edlira Rruci
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study is to report the early and mid-term clinical and haemodynamic results of the St Jude Medical Regent 19-mm aortic mechanical prothesis (SJMR-19). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2002 and January 2012, 265 patients with aortic valve disease underwent AVR (Aortic Valve Replacement) with a SJMR-19 (St Jude Medical Regent Nr.19). There were 51 males. Mean age was 67.5±12.72years and mean body surface area (BSA) was 1...
March 28, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395958/relationship-between-exercise-pressure-gradient-and-haemodynamic-progression-of-aortic-stenosis
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Anne Ringle, Franck Levy, Pierre-Vladimir Ennezat, Caroline Le Goffic, Anne-Laure Castel, François Delelis, Aymeric Menet, Dorothée Malaquin, Pierre Graux, André Vincentelli, Christophe Tribouilloy, Sylvestre Maréchaux
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We hypothesized that large exercise-induced increases in aortic mean pressure gradient can predict haemodynamic progression during follow-up in asymptomatic patients with aortic stenosis. METHODS: We retrospectively identified patients with asymptomatic moderate or severe aortic stenosis (aortic valve area<1.5cm(2) or<1cm(2)) and normal ejection fraction, who underwent an exercise stress echocardiography at baseline with a normal exercise test and a resting echocardiography during follow-up...
April 7, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389467/aorto-right-ventricular-fistula-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-using-a-29-mm-sapien-xt-valve
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Kazuki Hagiwara, Naritatsu Saito, Kazuhiro Yamazaki, Takeshi Kimura
An 83-year-old man with severe symptomatic aortic valve stenosis underwent transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) using a 29 mm SAPIEN XT valve. He was haemodynamically stable, but developed haemolytic anaemia. Transthoracic echocardiography conducted 7 days after TAVI revealed an abnormal continuous flow from the right sinus of Valsalva adjacent to the implanted valve to the right ventricle. The amount of shunt flow was considered small and the patient was managed with diuretics successfully. He was discharged from the hospital 35 days after TAVI...
April 7, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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