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Bin Bai, Jiadela Teliewubai, Yuyan Lu, Shikai Yu, Jing Xiong, Chen Chi, Yiwu Zhou, Hongwei Ji, Ximin Fan, Jacques Blacher, Jue Li, Yi Zhang, Yawei Xu
This study aimed to investigate the discrepancy between pulse wave velocity (PWV) and pulse pressure amplification (PPA) in association with hypertensive target organ damage (TOD) in the elderly. From June 2014 to August 2015, 1599 participants aged >65 years old from communities located in northern Shanghai were recruited. Carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV), peripheral blood pressure (BP), central BP and other TOD indicators, including the ratio of the early ventricular filling velocity (E) to the peak velocity of the tissue Doppler velocity of septal mitral annulus (E/Ea), left ventricular mass index (LVMI), carotid intima-medium thickness (CIMT), estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), and urinary albumin-creatinine ratio (ACR), were determined for each participant...
March 13, 2018: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
Peter Murin, Nicodème Sinzobahamvya, Antonia Schulz, Victoria Lorenzen, Stanislav Ovroutski, Felix Berger, Joachim Photiadis, Mi-Young Cho
OBJECTIVES: The technique of subcoronary autograft implantation for the Ross procedure has shown excellent durability of aortic valve function in adults. However, its use in children with hypoplastic aortic annulus or multilevel left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) was traditionally precluded. We combined this technique with a Konno incision and evaluated LVOTO relief and durability of the autograft function in growing patients. METHODS: Between January 2012 and January 2017, 13 patients with severe LVOTO and hypoplastic aortic annulus underwent Ross-Konno procedure with subcoronary autograft implantation...
March 9, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Alessandro Satriano, Edward J Vigmond, David S Schwartzman, Elena S Di Martino
Mechanical stretch plays a major role in modulating atrial function, being responsible for beat-by-beat responses to changes in chamber preload, enabling a prompt regulation of cardiac function. Mechano-electric coupling (MEC) operates through many mechanisms and has many targets, making it experimentally difficult to isolate causes and effects especially under sinus conditions where effects are more transient and subtle. Therefore, modelling is a powerful tool to help understand the role of MEC with respect to the atrial electromechanical interaction...
February 21, 2018: Computers in Biology and Medicine
Nydia Ávila-Vanzzini, Hector I Michelena, Juan Francisco Fritche Salazar, Héctor Herrera-Bello, Silvia Siu Moguel, Rubén Rafael Rodríguez Ocampo, Diego Javier Oregel Camacho, Nilda Espínola Zavaleta
Aims: Ischaemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) is consequence of left ventricular (LV) remodelling after myocardial infarction. In some cases, the mitral valve enlarges to compensate for LV remodelling and tenting, improving its coaptation; a process termed 'plasticity'. We sought to identify clinical and echocardiographic factors associated with plasticity in patients with chronic inferior myocardial infarction (CII). Methods and results: This study included 91 revascularized CII patients and 46 controls...
February 26, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
Ginnie Abarbanell, William L Border, Brian Schlosser, Gemma Morrow, Michael Kelleman, Ritu Sachdeva
OBJECTIVE: It is unclear whether neonates with interrupted aortic arch (IAA) and a smaller left ventricular outflow tract may have improved outcomes with a Yasui operation (ventricular outflow bypass procedure) over a primary complete repair. This study sought to identify preoperative echocardiographic parameters to differentiate which neonates may have improved outcomes with a primary vs Yasui operation. DESIGN: Patient demographics, cardiac surgery type, complications, need for reoperation and/or interventional catheterization, and date of last follow-up were collected on neonates who underwent a biventricular repair for IAA from 2003 to 2014...
March 9, 2018: Congenital Heart Disease
Dai Asada, Kenichi Okumura, Kazuyuki Ikeda, Toshiyuki Itoi
As the important role of longitudinal shortening in ventricular function has been well recognized over the past decade, evaluation of longitudinal systolic function of the left ventricle has become a subject of growing interest. Tissue motion annular displacement of the mitral valve (TMAD) is a new parameter of longitudinal systolic function. Although some studies have reported that this new parameter correlates with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in adults, little is known about TMAD in normal children...
March 8, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
Carlotta Sorini Dini, Daniele Landi, Francesco Meucci, Carlo Di Mario
The Cardioband system is a transcatheter direct annuloplasty device that is implanted in patients with severe symptomatic functional mitral regurgitation (MR) due to annulus dilatation and high surgical risk. This device covers the posterior two-thirds of the annulus, from the anterolateral to the posteromedial commissure, implanted in close proximity of the left circumflex artery, atrioventricular (AV) conduction system, and coronary sinus. We present the case of an 80-year-old-gentleman with prohibitive surgical risk, treated with Cardioband implantation for functional MR with an evident P1-P2 cleft and P2-P3 indentation, a relative contraindication to MitraClip implantation...
March 6, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Jean-Barthelemy Gnakamene, Michel E Safar, Bernard I Levy, Brigitte Escoubet
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) torsion plays a key role in cardiac efficiency. In hypertension, aortic stiffening augments cardiac afterload. However, little is known about the links between LV regional contraction and aortic stiffness. We, therefore, investigated these relationships and their contribution to LV diastolic function. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study included normotensive and hypertensive individuals with normal LV ejection. Apical, basal, and global LV rotation rate and LV global longitudinal strain were measured (2-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography)...
February 28, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
Mio Kasai, Motohiko Osako, Tomoyuki Tanino, Arafumi Maeshima
Calcified amorphous tumor (CAT) of the heart is a rare non-neoplastic cardiac tumor. The clinical features of cardiac CATs resemble those of other cardiac tumors that include symptoms related to obstruction or embolization. Cardiac CATs have been found in all chambers of the heart, but predominantly present in the left ventricle, mitral annulus, and mitral valve. Here we report an extremely rare case of CAT originating in the aortic valve cusp, which may be related to aortic annular calcification and aortic valve stenosis...
February 23, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Tirone E David, Carolyn M David, Cedric Manlhiot
BACKGROUND: Heart valve surgery guidelines suggest that tricuspid valve annuloplasty may be beneficial in patients with a tricuspid annulus (TA) ≥40 mm even in the absence of functional tricuspid regurgitation (TR) at the time of surgery for left-sided valve lesions (class 2a). Given the broad spectrum of degenerative diseases that affect the atrioventricular valves, we hypothesize that this measurement might not be predictive of TR after mitral valve (MV) repair. METHODS: The diameter of the TA was measured preoperatively in a cohort of 312 consecutive patients who had isolated MV repair for degenerative diseases...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Su Wan Kim, Dong Seop Jeong, Kiick Sung, Wook Sung Kim, Young Tak Lee, Pyo Won Park
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: We evaluated the early and long-term outcomes of mitral annular reconstruction (MAR) with pericardium during mitral valve replacement (MVR), and analyzed the risk factors associated with post-operative mortality. METHODS: Between May 1997 and April 2013, 78 consecutive patients underwent MVR with MAR. The indications for MAR were treatment for annular infection in native valve endocarditis (n = 23, 29.5%) or prosthetic valve endocarditis (n = 26, 33...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Xiao-Dong Li, Yang Bai, Xiu-Mei Duan, Xiao-Cong Wang
Mitral valve myxoma is a very rare entity. Multiple myxomas with extensive involvement of the anterior and posterior leaflets of the mitral valve are exceedingly rare. We report a 58-year-old man who was admitted as sudden syncope. Thoracic echocardiography showed several masses adherent to the anterior and posterior leaflets and the mitral annulus with obvious mobility. Intraoperative probing revealed multiple tumors attached to the mitral annulus, valve leaflets, and tendinous cords. Mechanical mitral valve replacement was performed...
February 20, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Brody Wehman, Mehrdad Ghoreishi, Nathaniel Foster, Libin Wang, Michael N D'Ambra, Nathan Maassel, Sam Maghami, Rachael Quinn, Murtaza Dawood, Stacy Fisher, James S Gammie
BACKGROUND: Intrinsic abnormalities of the mitral valve are common in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and may need to be addressed at operation. METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing transmitral septal myectomy were retrospectively reviewed. The ventricular septum was exposed through a left atriotomy, and the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve was detached from its annulus. An extended myectomy was performed to the base of the papillary muscles. After myectomy, the anterior leaflet was reattached and concomitant mitral valve repair or replacement was performed...
February 13, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Carmine Mazzone, Gianni Cioffi, Concetta Di Nora, Giulia Barbati, Federica Guidetti, Pompilio Faggiano, Nicola Gaibazzi, Giorgio Faganello, Endria Casanova Borca, Andrea Di Lenarda
BACKGROUND: Increasing evidence exists regarding calcium detected in aortic cusps and/or mitral annulus (AOC_MAC) at transthoracic echocardiogram as a predictor of cardiovascular (CV) events and mortality. PURPOSE: To verify whether AOC_MAC has a prognostic role in the setting of primary prevention independently of the presence of atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: All subjects consecutively referred from January 2011 to October 2014 to the Cardiovascular Centre for CV risk assessment in primary prevention were selected...
January 31, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
O Hamzaoui, M Jozwiak, T Geffriaud, B Sztrymf, D Prat, F Jacobs, X Monnet, P Trouiller, C Richard, J L Teboul
BACKGROUND: We conducted this study to investigate whether norepinephrine increases cardiac contractility when administered during the early phase of septic shock. METHODS: We studied 38 patients with septic shock who had been resuscitated for <3 h and whose mean arterial pressure (MAP) remained <65 mm Hg. Echocardiographic variables were obtained before (T0 ) and after either initiation or an increase in the dose of a norepinephrine infusion to increase MAP to ≥ 65 mm Hg (T1 )...
March 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Shan-Shan Wang, Wen-Jing Hong, Yu-Qi Zhang, Shu-Bao Chen, Guo-Ying Huang, Hong-Yan Zhang, Li-Jun Chen, Lan-Ping Wu, Rong Shen, Yi-Qing Liu, Jun-Xue Zhu
OBJECTIVE: Clinical decision making in children with heart disease relies on detailed measurements of cardiac structures using two-dimensional and M-mode echocardiography. However, no echocardiographic reference values are available for the Chinese children. We aimed to establish z-score regression equations for left heart structures in a population-based cohort of healthy Chinese Han children. METHOD: Echocardiography was performed in 545 children with a normal heart...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
Chung-Jong Kim, Jeong-Eun Yi, Yookyung Kim, Hee Jung Choi
RATIONALE: Infective endocarditis (IE) is a life-threatening disease, mostly caused by gram-positive bacteria. Gram-negative bacteria were identified as a causative organism in relatively small number of cases. Although, antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli is common cause of gram-negative endocarditis, AmpC beta-lactamase (BL)-harboring E coli is very rare cause of IE. Furthermore, emphysematous endocarditis is also a very rare manifestation of E coli infection. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of 80-year-old female patient presenting with dizziness, fever, and altered mental status, who was finally diagnosed with emphysematous endocarditis caused by E coli harboring an AmpC BL gene...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
V Rao Parachuri, Amit Kumar Tripathy, Jyothi Mallikarjuna
Narrow mitral annulus is a common situation faced in adult patients. Choice of prosthetic valve in such cases is unclear. There are reported experiences with supra-annular mitral valve, Manouguian technique, "Chimney technique" with mechanical valve and Melody valve, the latter two being in children. We report a novel "Bio-Chimney" technique in which a bioprosthetic valve of a size appropriate for the patient is sutured to a polyester vascular graft which is then implanted to the native narrow mitral annulus in an adult patient with promising initial results...
February 2, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Andrea Colli, Laura Besola, Matteo Montagner, Danila Azzolina, Nicola Soriani, Erica Manzan, Eleonora Bizzotto, Fabio Zucchetta, Roberto Bellu, Demetrio Pittarello, Gino Gerosa
BACKGROUND: The transapical echo-guided NeoChord repair is a procedure to correct mitral regurgitation (MR) without the need for concomitant annuloplasty for degenerative mitral valve (MV) disease. Lacking strict criteria to define normal annular dimensions for patients undergoing MV repair, we consequently missed having precise selection criteria to identify patients who can benefit from a ringless procedure with respect to who would need a combined annular and leaflet repair. The aim of this study is to identify whether a new preoperative echocardiographic index may predict postoperative outcomes after NeoChord repair...
January 31, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Andrea Colli, Laura Besola, Matteo Montagner, Nicola Soriani, Erica Manzan, Eleonora Bizzotto, Fabio Zucchetta, Danila Azzolina, Roberto Bellu, Cristiano Sarais, Demetrio Pittarello, Gino Gerosa
OBJECTIVES: Our aim is to investigate the acute intraoperative effects of the NeoChord repair procedure on mitral valve (MV) annular geometry and LV function and the impact of these changes on MR at 1-year follow-up. BACKGROUND: Recently transapical off-pump mitral valve repair with NeoChord implantation has been demonstrated to be safe and effective in patients with degenerative mitral regurgitation (DMR). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed baseline and early postoperative 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography of 66 patients who underwent NeoChord repair for isolated posterior leaflet MV disease using semiautomatic off-line analysis software...
January 25, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
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