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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933393/prevalence-and-prognostic-impact-of-left-sided-valve-thickening-in-systemic-light-chain-amyloidosis
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Dania Mohty, Sarah Pradel, Julien Magne, Bahaa Fadel, Cyrille Boulogne, Vincent Petitalot, Safaa Raboukhi, Nicole Darodes, Thibaud Damy, Victor Aboyans, Arnaud Jaccard
BACKGROUND: Left heart valve thickening (LVT) was described in patients with light-chain amyloidosis (AL). This phenomenon reflects likely infiltration of the valve by amyloid proteins. However, the prevalence of LVT and its prognostic value have not been investigated in patients with AL. METHODS AND RESULTS: Comprehensive transthoracic echocardiography was performed at baseline in 150 patients [median age 68 (33-87) years; 59% male] with confirmed AL. The presence of abnormal mitral and/or aortic valve thickening (>3 mm) was assessed in all included patients...
December 8, 2016: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930514/fully-automated-software-for-mitral-annulus-evaluation-in-chronic-mitral-regurgitation-by-3-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography
#2
Iolanda Aquila, Covadonga Fernández-Golfín, Luis Miguel Rincon, Ariana González, Ana García Martín, Rocio Hinojar, Jose Julio Jimenez Nacher, Ciro Indolfi, Jose Luis Zamorano
Three-dimensional (3D) transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is the gold standard for mitral valve (MV) anatomic and functional evaluation. Currently, dedicated MV analysis software has limitations for its use in clinical practice. Thus, we tested here a complete and reproducible evaluation of a new fully automatic software to characterize MV anatomy in different forms of mitral regurgitation (MR) by 3D TEE.Sixty patients were included: 45 with more than moderate MR (28 organic MR [OMR] and 17 functional MR [FMR]) and 15 controls...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928264/isolated-chronic-inflammation-in-the-posterior-mitral-annulus
#3
Ali Hosseinsabet, Sohyl Mansorian, Maryam Sotoudeh Anvary
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 13, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928257/evaluating-the-correlation-between-serum-nt-probnp-level-and-diastolic-dysfunction-severity-in-beta-thalassemia-major-patients
#4
Behzad Alizadeh, Zahra Badiee, Mahmoud Mahmoudi, Mahsa Mohajery
Background: N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is a sensitive biomarker for the detection of asymptomatic left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. Since β-thalassemia major patients suffer from early diastolic dysfunction due to iron deposition of chronic blood transfusion, we tried to evaluate the correlation between the serum NT-proBNP level and the severity of LV diastolic dysfunction determined by echocardiography in these patients. Methods: Fifty β-thalassemia major patients with normal LV systolic function were studied by tissue Doppler echocardiography, and blood samples were taken at the same time to measure the serum NT-proBNP level...
April 13, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894156/mitral-valve-repair-using-an-autologous-pericardial-strip-in-infants-and-young-children
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Li-Xin Liu, Jian-Feng Zhang, Wei-Xian Xu, Xiao-Bo Zhao, Wei-Li Zhou, Lei Xi, Guo-Wei He
We have modified the mitral repair technique in infants and small children by using autologous pericardial strips to treat mitral regurgitation resulting from a dilated mitral annulus. Our results demonstrate that this technique maintains stability and flexibility of the mitral annulus and decreases the risk of mitral stenosis.
November 28, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894060/combined-use-of-tissue-doppler-imaging-and-natriuretic-peptides-as-prognostic-marker-in-asymptomatic-aortic-stenosis
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Miquel Gomez Perez, Mireia Ble, Mercedes Cladellas, Lluis Molina, Joan Vila, Alexandra Mas-Stachurska, Laura Higueras-Ortega, Julio Marti-Almor
INTRODUCTION: Tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) and N-terminal-pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP) provides useful non-invasive information about left ventricle filling pressures and both have demonstrated to be a prognostic marker in some valve disease as aortic stenosis (AS). OBJECTIVES: To assess the clinical value of combined TDI and NT-proBNP information in asymptomatic AS patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective study of 350 initially asymptomatic moderate to severe AS patients with: Mean aortic valve area 0...
November 10, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894059/left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-following-early-and-late-reperfusion-by-coronary-intervention
#7
Xianghui Chen, Fucheng Liu, Honggui Xu, Daogang Zha, Jiancheng Xiu, Jun Guo, Aidong Zhang
BACKGROUND: This study prospectively assessed the left ventricular (LV) diastolic function changes in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and determined if the early revascularization of the infarct-related coronary artery in acute phase achieve a better recovery of diastolic function than late recanalization. METHODS: Forty-five consecutive patients (61.20±11.37years, 8 females) presenting with STEMI and treated with PCI were prospectively enrolled in this study...
November 24, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888763/mitral-annulus-diameter-is-the-main-echocardiographic-correlate-of-s3-gallop-in-acute-heart-failure
#8
Hesham R Omar, Maya Guglin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 12, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881171/assessment-of-left-atrial-mechanical-functions-and-atrial-electromechanical-delay-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-by-tissue-doppler-echocardiography
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Azza Z El Eraky, Nesrin M Handoka, Mona Sayed Ghaly, Samah Ismail Nasef, Nahed A Eldahshan, Ahmed M Ibrahim, Sherein Shalaby
BACKGROUND: Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a systemic chronic inflammatory disease. Studies using tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) for the evaluation of cardiac functions of children with JIA are limited. Thus, this study was conducted to evaluate Left ventricular function, left atrial mechanical functions and atrial electromechanical delay in JIA. METHODS: This study was carried out as a across sectional study. A total of 34 patients with active JIA and 34 controls were included...
November 24, 2016: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873498/the-impact-of-diabetes-mellitus-on-vascular-biomarkers-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease
#10
Jeonggeun Moon, Chan Joo Lee, Sang Hak Lee, Seok Min Kang, Donghoon Choi, Tae Hyun Yoo, Sungha Park
PURPOSE: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is the most common cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and an important risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease. We investigated the impact of DM on subclinical CV damage by comprehensive screening protocol in ESRD patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Echocardiography, coronary computed tomography angiogram, 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, and central blood pressure with pulse wave velocity (PWV) were performed in 91 ESRD patients from the Cardiovascular and Metabolic disease Etiology Research Center-HIgh risk cohort...
January 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873060/reinforced-mitral-valve-replacement-using-a-xenopericardium-collared-prosthetic-valve-for-a-heavily-calcified-or-disrupted-mitral-annulus-a-simple-dumpling-technique
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Masaru Ishida, Koichi Toda, Teruya Nakamura, Shigeru Miyagawa, Yasushi Yoshikawa, Satsuki Fukushima, Shunsuke Saito, Takayoshi Ueno, Toru Kuratani, Yoshiki Sawa
Heavy mitral annular calcification or severe destruction of the mitral annulus in the setting of mitral valve replacement may result in fatal complications, such as atrioventricular disruption, ventricular rupture, valve dehiscence, and perivalvular leakage. Collar-reinforced mitral valve replacements with xenopericardium have been reported to prevent perivalvular leakage and valve detachment. We herein describe our experience with an easy method of handling the modified collar-reinforced prosthetic valve, which we call the "Dumpling technique", in six patients...
November 21, 2016: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871080/the-association-between-premature-adrenarche-and-cardiovascular-risk-may-be-greater-than-expected
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Nurullah Çelik, Hayrullah Alp, Emine Çamtosun, Esma Alp, Sibel Çelik, Erhan Berk
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the cardiovascular risk of children with premature adrenarche (PA). METHODS: A total of 75 children (44 with PA and 31 control subjects) aged 6-10 years were included in the study. Their metabolic, anthropometric, and echocardiographic parameters were recorded and compared. RESULTS: Triglyceride, DHEA-SO4, and 17-hydroxyprogesterone levels were significantly higher in the PA group (p = 0.04, p = 0...
November 22, 2016: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867429/correlation-between-diastolic-function-and-endothelial-function-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-hypertension
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Ricardo Bedirian, Mario Fritsch Neves, Wille Oigman, Ronaldo Altenburg Odebrecht Curi Gismondi, Cesar Romaro Pozzobon, Marcia Cristina Boaventura Ladeira, Marcia Bueno Castier
BACKGROUND: Endothelial dysfunction may be involved in the pathophysiology of cardiac abnormalities in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). A correlation between endothelial dysfunction and diastolic dysfunction in patients with type 1 DM has been demonstrated, but this relationship has not been well investigated in type 2 DM. OBJECTIVE: Compare groups of patients with type 2 DM and hypertension with and without diastolic dysfunction using endothelial function indexes, and to assess whether correlations exist between the diastolic function and the endothelial function indexes...
2016: Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861426/mastering-mitral-leaflets-coaptation-after-valve-repair-with-adjustable-mitral-annuloplasty-ring-prove-of-concept-in-mock-loop-study
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Piergiorgio Tozzi, Daniel Hayoz, Carlo Antona, Gianfranco B Fiore, Giuseppe Siniscalchi, Enrico Ferrari, Gérard Baeriswyl, Riccardo Vismara
This investigation sought to determine the feasibility of a novel mitral ring designed to reshape mitral annulus on beating heart, after surgery. The mitral ring is intended to improve mitral leaflets coaptation to correct residual and recurrent mitral regurgitations. It could also provide progressive correction of mitral regurgitation. The device was tested in ex vivo beating heart model.The novel mitral ring is selectively deformable in P1, P2 and P3 segments using a dedicated angioplasty-type balloon. The deformation should increase leaflets' coaptation reducing distance between the two leaflets...
November 15, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852485/coronary-sinus-based-approach-to-mitral-regurgitation
#15
REVIEW
Steven L Goldberg, Christoph Hammerstingl
Functional, or secondary, mitral regurgitation (FMR) is clinically important because patient with congestive heart failure with FMR have worse clinical outcomes and associated higher risks than patients without FMR. There is interest in finding repair techniques which may modify the mitral valve dysfunction and reduce the clinical impact. Although several devices have taken advantage of the close anatomical relationship between the coronary sinus and the posterior annulus of the mitral valve, in order to provide a cinching force on the mitral annulus, only the Carillon device is currently in use in humans...
January 2016: Interventional cardiology clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852475/anatomy-and-function-of-the-normal-and-diseased-mitral-apparatus-implications-for-transcatheter-therapy
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REVIEW
Elizabeth M Perpetua, Dmitry B Levin, Mark Reisman
Transcatheter mitral valve therapy requires an in-depth understanding of the mitral valve apparatus (annulus, leaflets, chordae tendinae, and papillary muscles) and the impact of various disease states. Adjacent structures (left atrium, left ventricular outflow tract, aortic valve, coronary sinus, and circumflex artery) must also be respected. This article reviews the anatomy and function of the normal and diseased mitral valve apparatus and the implications for catheter-based intervention.
January 2016: Interventional cardiology clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849298/long-term-mortality-predictors-in-patients-with-small-aortic-annulus-undergoing-aortic-valve-replacement-with-a-19-or-21-mm-bioprosthesis
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Jenny Lourdes Rivas de Oliveira, Renato Tambellini Arnoni, Magaly Arrais Dos Santos, Antonio Flávio Sanchez Almeida, Mário Issa, Antoninho Sanfins Arnoni, Paulo Chaccur, Luiz Carlos Bento de Souza
Introduction: Replacement of the aortic valve in patients with a small aortic annulus is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. A prosthesis-patient mismatch is one of the main problems associated with failed valves in this patient population. Objective: To evaluate the long-term mortality predictors in patients with a small aortic annulus undergoing aortic valve replacement with a bioprosthesis. Methods: In this retrospective observational study, a total of 101 patients undergoing aortic valve replacement from January 2000 to December 2010 were studied...
July 2016: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829586/left-atrial-remodeling-in-segmental-vs-global-mitral-valve-prolapse%C3%A3-three-dimensional-echocardiography
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Atsushi Hayashi, Shota Fukuda, Keitaro Mahara, Soshi Hei, Takeshi Onoue, Yuichiro Kado, Yasufumi Nagata, Mai Iwataki, Kyoko Otani, Tetsu Miyamoto, Yasushi Oginosawa, Shinjo Sonoda, Masataka Eto, Yosuke Nishimura, Shuichiro Takanashi, Robert A Levine, Yutaka Otsuji
BACKGROUND: Segmental and global mitral valve prolapse (MVP) comprise 2 representative phenotypes in this syndrome. While mitral regurgitation (MR) severity is a major factor causing left atrial (LA) remodeling in MVP, prominent mitral valve (MV) annulus dilatation in global MVP may specifically cause inferiorly predominant LA remodeling. We compared MV annulus and LA geometry in patients with segmental and global MVP.Methods and Results:LA volume as well as inferior, middle, and superior LA cross-sectional areas (CSA) were measured on 3-D echocardiography in 20 controls, in 40 patients with segmental MVP, and in 18 with global MVP...
November 9, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828828/anatomic-relationship-between-left-coronary-artery-and-left-atrium-in-patients-undergoing-atrial-fibrillation-ablation
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Matteo Anselmino, Federica Torri, Federico Ferraris, Leonardo Calò, Davide Castagno, Sebastiano Gili, Chiara Rovera, Carla Giustetto, Fiorenzo Gaita
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation transcatheter ablation (TCA) is, within available atrial fibrillation rhythm control strategies, one of the most effective. To potentially improve ablation outcome in case of recurrent atrial fibrillation after a first procedure or in presence of structural myocardial disease, isolation of the pulmonary veins may be associated with extensive lesions within the left atrium. To avoid rare, but potentially life-threatening, complications, thorough knowledge and assessment of left atrium anatomy and its relation to structures in close proximity are, therefore, mandatory...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814918/four-tiered-echocardiographic-analysis-approach-for-congenital-mitral-valve-malformations-four-years-of-experience
#20
Feifei Sun, Yixin Chen, Weidong Ren, Ying Zhang, Dan Wu, Xin Chen, Chunyan Ma, Dongyu Li
BACKGROUND: Traditional methods of describing and classifying congenital mitral valve malformations (CMVMs) often lack specificity and scientificity. Thus, documentation is incomplete, especially in terms of ultrasound findings. METHODS: Data were collected from 436 patients (mean age, 36.6±26.8years; male 47.9%), each subjected to echocardiographic evaluation of CMVM. Valvar characteristics were studied and analyzed via a four-tiered echocardiographic analysis (FTEA) approach: (1) supravalvular region and annulus, (2) valvar leaflets and commissures, (3) chordae tendineae, and (4) papillary muscles...
October 29, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
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