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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782425/increased-arterial-stiffness-in-a-cohort-of-pediatric-takayasu-arteritis-patients-in-toronto-adversely-affects-left-ventricular-mechanics
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Heynric B Grotenhuis, Florence A Aeschlimann, Wei Hui, Cameron Slorach, Rae S M Yeung, Susanne M Benseler, Timothy J Bradley, Lars Grosse-Wortmann
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Takayasu arteritis (TA) is characterized by extensive aortic, large and midsize arterial wall inflammation. The aim of this study was to assess the morphological and elastic properties of the aorta and large arteries and the impact on left ventricular (LV) mechanics in children with TA. METHODS: Seven pediatric TA patients (6 female patients, 13.8 ± 3.2 years) were assessed with magnetic resonance imaging, vascular ultrasound, applanation tonometry, and echocardiography from February 2015 until July 2017 and compared with 7 age- and sex-matched controls...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782080/implanting-neochordae-for-the-repair-of-mitral-valve-prolapse-using-a-prosthetic-ring-with-chordal-sizing-system-a-modified-technique-for-myxomatous-leaflets
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Antonio Lio, Antonio Miceli, Matteo Ferrarini, Andrea Montisci, Mattia Glauber
The use of artificial polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) chordae has been widely adopted in the setting of mitral valve repair. In this tutorial, we present a modified technique for neochordae placement using a semi-rigid complete ring, with a chordal sizing system. This ring was introduced with the aim of standardizing neo-chordae implantation and we introduce a modification of the implantation technique in the presence of myxomatous leaflets.
May 8, 2018: Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery: MMCTS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781182/valve-in-valve-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-viv-tavi-versus-redo-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-redo-savr-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Nikhil Nalluri, Varunsiri Atti, Abdullah B Munir, Boutros Karam, Nileshkumar J Patel, Varun Kumar, Praveen Vemula, Susruth Edla, Deepak Asti, Amrutha Paturu, Sriramya Gayam, Jonathan Spagnola, Emad Barsoum, Gregory A Maniatis, Frank Tamburrino, Ruben Kandov, James Lafferty, Chad Kliger
BACKGROUND: Bioprosthetic (BP) valves have been increasingly used for aortic valve replacement over the last decade. Due to their limited durability, patients presenting with failed BP valves are rising. Valve in Valve - Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (ViV-TAVI) emerged as an alternative to the gold standard redo-Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement (redo-SAVR). However, the utility of ViV-TAVI is poorly understood. METHODS: A systematic electronic search of the scientific literature was done in PubMed, EMBASE, SCOPUS, Google Scholar, and ClinicalTrials...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780944/central-retinal-artery-occlusion-secondary-to-barlow-s-disease
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Carl S Wilkins, Katherine McCabe, Avnish Deobhakta, James Chelnis
Purpose: To report a rare case of isolated, unilateral CRAO in a young patient with mitral valve prolapse secondary to Barlow's disease. Observations: A 29-year-old woman with history of premature ventricular contractions and cardiac ablation presented to the emergency room after sudden onset painless visual loss in her left eye (OS). Her vision was 20/20 in her right eye and hand motion in the left. Fundus exam demonstrated a central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) OS...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780907/calcified-amorphous-tumor-a-rare-cause-of-central-retinal-artery-occlusion
#5
Jeffrey H Ma, Manjot K Gill
Purpose: We report the case of a central retinal artery occlusion secondary to presumed embolus from a calcified amorphous tumor of the heart, a very rare non-neoplastic cardiac mass. Observations: A 60-year-old female presented with acute unilateral vision loss of the left eye. Examination revealed hand motion visual acuity of the left eye and a left relative afferent pupillary defect. Fundoscopy showed whitening of the macula with a cherry red spot, consistent with a central retinal artery occlusion...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780757/huge-candida-albicans-normal-native-tricuspid-valve-endocarditis
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Massimiliano Guerriero, Francesco Colasurdo, Anna Maria Pollio
Fungal endocarditis has become an important infection associated with medical progress and the modern lifestyle. In particular, Candida spp. is a rare but important cause of infective endocarditis. We report the case of a 28-year-old woman-quadriplegic and bedridden from birth-who died after repeated episodes of pneumonia treated with different regimens of intravenous antibiotics. A medico legal autopsy was performed, which diagnosed severe Candida native valve infective endocarditis (CIE). This case report illustrates the prolonged use of antibiotic treatment as a possible risk factor for the development of CIE...
April 2018: Autopsy & Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780728/intimal-re-layering-technique-for-type-a-acute-aortic-dissection-reconstructing-the-intimal-layer-continuity-to-induce-remodeling-of-the-false-channel
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Eugenio Neri, Enrico Tucci, Giulio Tommasino, Giulia Guaccio, Carmelo Ricci, Pierleone Lucatelli, Marco Cini, Roberto Ceresa, Antonio Benvenuti, Luigi Muzzi
Background: Residual false channel is common after repair of type A acute aortic dissection (TAAAD). Starting from our recent series of TAAAD patients we carried out a retrospective analysis, regarding the failure of primary exclusion at the time of the initial operation. We classified the location of the principal entry tears perfusing the residual false channel. The proposed technique represents our attempt to correct the mechanism of false channel perfusion during primary repair. We describe a new technique designed to address some limitations of standard hemiarch aortic replacement...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780726/operative-techniques-for-improving-surgical-exposure-in-basic-cardiac-surgery
#8
Dawn S Hui, Jason M Lizalek, Vikram S Chawa, Richard Lee
Operative exposure is key to ensuring surgical efficiency and patient safety in cardiac surgery. As the population ages and the prevalence of obesity increases, cardiac surgeons will be challenged to consider obese patient physiology and body habitus, surgical exposure and sternotomy closure techniques, and postoperative medical management to ensure optimal outcomes. In this article, we describe techniques to improve operative exposure in both obese and non-obese patients undergoing basic cardiac surgery and highlight the roles of surgical team members to ensure patient safety and provide optimal anesthetic management...
2018: Journal of visualized surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780725/total-aortic-repair-for-acute-type-a-aortic-dissection-a-new-paradigm
#9
George Matalanis, Shoane Ip
The currently accepted guidelines of open surgical repair for acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) include the resection of the primary entry tear, replacement of the ascending aorta and "hemi-arch" with an open distal anastomosis, and aortic valve resuspension and some form of obliteration of the aortic root false lumen. The principal aim being protection against aortic rupture, aortic regurgitation, and coronary ischemia and restoration of antegrade preferential true lumen perfusion. Proponents argue that this operation is tailored to be in the armamentarium of most cardiac surgeons and deliver the lowest early operative risk, while leaving the infrequent long-term sequelae to be dealt with electively by experienced aortic centres...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780716/commissural-repositioning-in-bicuspid-aortic-valve-repair-with-valsalva-graft
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Monica Contino, Andrea Mangini, Claudia Romagnoni, Carlo Antona
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Journal of visualized surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780715/endovascular-treatment-of-acute-type-a-aortic-dissection-the-endo-bentall-approach
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Maximilian Kreibich, Bartosz Rylski, Stoyan Kondov, Julia Morlock, Johannes Scheumann, Fabian A Kari, Holger Schröfel, Matthias Siepe, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Martin Czerny
Outcome after classical surgical repair of acute Type A aortic dissection has steadily improved over the years and several modifications in cannulation and perfusion added to this achievement. However, subgroups remain where results of classical surgical repair still have room for improvement, particularly patients with severe preoperative malperfusion as well as elderly patients with a limited physiological reserve. So far, only small case series or case reports have been published on the endovascular treatment of dissected ascending aortas...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780647/rare-but-not-infrequent-infective-endocarditis-caused-by-abiotrophia-defectiva
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Sonia Chowdhury, Matthew L German
Endocarditis (IE) is defined by an infection of a native or prosthetic heart valve, the mural endocardium, or an indwelling cardiac device. Although viridan-group streptococci (VGS) and Staphylococci species have collectively been considered as the most common cause of endocarditis, uncommon pathogens may also lead to the disease with significant morbidity and mortality. Abiotrophia defectiva , a nutritionally variant streptococci (NVS), is a virulent bacterium that preferentially affects endovascular structure and is implicated in many culture-negative endocarditis with dreadful complications such as heart failure, septic embolization, and valve destruction...
2018: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780360/the-association-between-long-term-acenocoumarol-treatment-and-vitamin-d-deficiency
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Jolanta Sawicka-Powierza, Jerzy Konstantynowicz, Ewa Jablonska, Beata Zelazowska-Rutkowska, Wojciech Jelski, Pawel Abramowicz, Caroline Sasinowski, Slawomir Chlabicz
Objective: Both vitamin D and K2 are involved in a number of metabolic processes, including bone metabolism; however, associations between the vitamins are not fully understood. The aim of the study was to evaluate serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] in adult patients receiving long-term acenocoumarol (AC) treatment. Participants and methods: In this cross-sectional study, 58 Caucasian patients (31 women, 27 men) with a median age of 65 years receiving long-term AC therapy were evaluated and compared with 35 age- and gender-matched healthy controls...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780143/improvement-of-the-left-ventricular-function-after-tricuspid-valve-plasty-for-traumatic-tricuspid-regurgitation
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Taiji Okada, Kaori Mogi, Akihiro Endo, Hiroyuki Yoshitomi, Teiji Oda, Kazuaki Tanabe
Traumatic tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is a rare cardiovascular complication in chest trauma. Changes in the left ventricle (LV) function after operation are unclear. A 61-year-old woman who had been involved in a traffic accident 1 month earlier presented with exertional dyspnea. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) showed severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR) accompanied by LV dysfunction due to anterior leaflet prolapse with papillary muscle rupture. After tricuspid plasty, the LV function improved, as evidenced by TTE and speckle tracking echocardiography...
May 18, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780071/symptomatic-remote-cyst-after-bcnu-wafer-implantation-for-malignant-glioma
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Hideaki Matsumura, Eiichi Ishikawa, Masahide Matsuda, Noriaki Sakamoto, Hiroyoshi Akutsu, Shingo Takano, Akira Matsumura
A 43-year-old man was operated on for right frontal oligoastrocytoma. 14 years after the surgery, magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography revealed a new lesion near the surgical cavity. He underwent gross total resection of the lesion and implantation of bis-chloroethylnitrosourea (BCNU) wafers after intraoperative pathological diagnosis of recurrent high-grade glioma. A few days after the operation, the level of consciousness gradually worsened and left hemiparesis developed. A computed tomography scan revealed a cyst remote to the surgical cavity which did not exist 3 days prior...
May 21, 2018: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779973/impact-of-device-host-interaction-on-paravalvular-aortic-regurgitation-with-different-transcatheter-heart-valves
#16
Ramón Rodríguez-Olivares, Nahid El Faquir, Zouhair Rahhab, Lennart van Gils, Ben Ren, Rafi Sakhi, Marcel L Geleijnse, Ron van Domburg, Peter P T de Jaegere, Jose L Zamorano Gómez, Nicolas M Van Mieghem
AIMS: We sought to evaluate the interaction of different aortic root phenotypes with self-expanding (SEV), balloon-expandable (BEV) and mechanically expanded (MEV) and the impact on significant aortic regurgitation. METHODS AND RESULTS: We included 392 patients with a SEV (N = 205), BEV (N = 107) or MEV (N = 80). Aortic annulus eccentricity index and calcification were measured by multi-slice CT scan. Paravalvular aortic regurgitation was assessed by contrast aortography (primary analysis) and transthoracic echocardiography (secondary analysis)...
May 6, 2018: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779783/readmission-to-the-intensive-care-unit-following-cardiac-surgery-a-derived-and-validated-risk-prediction-model-in-4-869-patients
#17
Rebekah Thomson, Nick Fletcher, Oswaldo Valencia, Vivek Sharma
OBJECTIVE: To derive and validate a clinical risk index that can predict readmission to the intensive care unit (ICU) after cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective nonrandomized study to determine the perioperative variables associated with risk of readmission to the ICU after cardiac surgery. SETTING: The study was carried out in a single university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: This was an analysis of 4,869 consecutive adult patients...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779639/is-wall-stress-like-wall-street-when-it-comes-to-speculating-on-bicuspid-versus-tricuspid-aortic-valve-aneurysm
#18
EDITORIAL
Davide Pacini, Giacomo Murana, Luca Di Marco
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 12, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779636/redo-surgical-biological-valve-replacement-gone-with-the-wind
#19
EDITORIAL
Filip P Casselman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 13, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779632/-the-reports-of-my-death-have-been-greatly-exaggerated-the-appraisal-of-apicoaortic-conduit-in-the-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-era
#20
EDITORIAL
Juan A Crestanello
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 21, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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