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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209261/the-feasibility-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-using-the-edwards-sapien-3-for-patients-with-severe-bicuspid-aortic-stenosis
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Takahide Arai, Thierry Lefèvre, Thomas Hovasse, Marie-Claude Morice, Mauro Romano, Hakim Benamer, Philippe Garot, Kentaro Hayashida, Erik Bouvier, Bernard Chevalier
BACKGROUND: There are currently only limited data focusing on transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for bicuspid aortic valves (BAV) patients using the Edwards SAPIEN (Irvine, CA, USA) 3 (S3) valve. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of TAVI using the S3 in patients with BAV. METHODS: A total of 153 TAVI cases performed with the S3 were included. BAV was detected by multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) in 10 (7%) patients...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197645/subclinical-decrease-in-myocardial-function-in-asymptomatic-infants-of-diabetic-mothers-a-tissue-doppler-study
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Jenny E Zablah, Dorota Gruber, Guillaume Stoffels, Estefania G Cabezas, Denise A Hayes
Infants of diabetic mothers (IDMs) with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are recognized to have impaired myocardial performance, but less is known about ventricular function in IDMs without hypertrophy. We hypothesized that in asymptomatic newborns with normal two-dimensional echocardiographic evaluations, pulsed wave tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) would suggest a subclinical decrease in the cardiac function of IDMs compared to infants of non-diabetics (nIDMs). This is a retrospective cohort study of asymptomatic neonates ≥36 weeks gestation, at 0-7 days of life, with normal standard echocardiograms...
February 14, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187973/remodeling-root-repair-with-an-external-aortic-ring-annuloplasty
#3
Emmanuel Lansac, Isabelle Di Centa, Ghassan Sleilaty, Stephanie Lejeune, Alain Berrebi, Pavel Zacek, Mathieu Debauchez
OBJECTIVE: Although the remodeling technique provides the most dynamic valve-sparing root replacement, a dilated annulus (>25 mm) is a risk factor for failure. Aortic annuloplasty aims to reduce the annulus diameter, thus increasing coaptation height to protect the repair. The results of 177 patients with remodeling and external aortic ring annuloplasty were studied. METHODS: Data were collected from the Aortic Valve repair InternATiOnal Registry. Preoperative aortic insufficiency grade 3 or greater was present in 79 patients (44...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140649/effects-of-a-combination-of-acepromazine-maleate-and-butorphanol-tartrate-on-conventional-and-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-in-healthy-dogs
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Giorgia Santarelli, Jesús Talavera López, Josefa Fernández Del Palacio
OBJECTIVE To determine effects of a combination of acepromazine maleate and butorphanol tartrate on conventional echocardiographic variables and on strain values obtained by use of 2-D speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) in healthy dogs. ANIMALS 18 healthy medium- and large-size adult dogs. PROCEDURES Transthoracic echocardiographic examination (2-D, M-mode, color flow, spectral Doppler, and tissue Doppler ultrasonography) and high-definition oscillometric blood pressure measurement were performed before and after dogs were sedated by IM administration of a combination of acepromazine (0...
February 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121016/regression-equations-for-calculation-of-z-scores-for-echocardiographic-measurements-of-right-heart-structures-in-healthy-han-chinese-children
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Shan-Shan Wang, Yu-Qi Zhang, Shu-Bao Chen, Guo-Ying Huang, Hong-Yan Zhang, Zhi-Fang Zhang, Lan-Ping Wu, Wen-Jing Hong, Rong Shen, Yi-Qing Liu, Jun-Xue Zhu
OBJECTIVE: Clinical decision making in children with congenital and acquired heart disease relies on measurements of cardiac structures using two-dimensional echocardiography. We aimed to establish z-score regression equations for right heart structures in healthy Chinese Han children. METHODS: Two-dimensional and M-mode echocardiography was performed in 515 patients. We measured the dimensions of the pulmonary valve annulus (PVA), main pulmonary artery (MPA), left pulmonary artery (LPA), right pulmonary artery (RPA), right ventricular outflow tract at end-diastole (RVOTd) and at end-systole (RVOTs), tricuspid valve annulus (TVA), right ventricular inflow tract at end-diastole (RVIDd) and at end-systole (RVIDs), and right atrium (RA)...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110433/a-comprehensive-analysis-of-cardiac-valve-plane-displacement-in-healthy-adults-age-stratified-normal-values-by-cardiac-magnetic-resonance
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Marco M Ochs, Thomas Fritz, Florian André, Johannes Riffel, Derliz Mereles, Matthias Müller-Hennessen, Evangelos Giannitsis, Hugo A Katus, Matthias G Friedrich, Sebastian J Buss
Cardiac valve plane displacement (CVPD) reflects longitudinal LV function. The purpose of the present study was to determine regional heterogeneity of CVPD in healthy adults to provide normal values by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). We measured the anterior aortic plane systolic excursion (AAPSE); the anterior, anterolateral, inferolateral, inferior, and inferoseptal mitral annular plane systolic excursion (MAPSE); and the lateral tricuspid annulus plane systolic excursion (TAPSE). Systolic excursion was measured as the distance from peak end-diastolic to peak end-sysstolic annular position (peak-to-peak) in cine images acquired in 2-, 3- and 4-chamber views...
January 21, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067199/computed-tomography-in-patients-with-tricuspid-regurgitation-prior-to-transcatheter-valve-repair-dynamic-analysis-of-the-annulus-with-an-individually-tailored-contrast-media-protocol
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Ricarda Hinzpeter, Matthias Eberhard, Philipp Burghard, Felix C Tanner, Maurizio Taramasso, Robert Manka, Gudrun Feuchtner, Francesco Maisano, Hatem Alkadhi
AIMS: The aim of this study is to present a contrast media (CM) protocol for the dynamic visualisation of the tricuspid valve (TV) and tricuspid annulus (TA) with CT. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifteen patients with no cardiac abnormalities (controls), 15 patients with functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) <3+, and 13 patients with FTR ≥3+ underwent a dedicated cardiac CT protocol. Using advanced visualisation, segmentation and analysis software, the annular area, entire annular circumference, its three parts, and annular diameters were measured by two independent, blinded readers...
February 3, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059905/functional-tricuspid-regurgitation-model-in-a-beating-heart-platform
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Michal Jaworek, Marco Piola, Federico Lucherini, Guido Gelpi, Marco Castagna, Giuliana Lentini, Carlo Antona, Gianfranco B Fiore, Riccardo Vismara
Currently, clinicians are seeking new, minimally invasive treatment options for functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR). Challenging tricuspid complexity requires the evaluation of the treatment techniques in adequate and realistic preclinical scenario. The purpose of this paper is to describe the design and functional assessment of a novel passive beating heart model of the pulmonary circulation with the possibility to tightly control FTR.The model housed porcine hearts actuated by a volumetric pump that cyclically pressurized the right ventricle...
January 3, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057097/-assessment-right-atrial-function-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-by-speckle-tracking-and-three-dimensional-echocardiography
#9
X Y Ge, L Shao, Z L Zheng
Objective: To evaluate right atrial function in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with normal pulmonary pressure by using two dimensional-speckle tracking imaging (2D-STI) and real-time three-dimensional echocardiography(RT-3DE). Methods: A totoal of 40 patients with SLE and 40 control subjects were collected between December 2011 and May 2014 from Ningbo Medical Treatment Center Lihuili Hospital. Right atrial global longitudinal strain (RAGLS) and all kinds of right atrium volume index (RAVI) were detected...
December 20, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046050/postsystolic-shortening-is-associated-with-altered-right-ventricular-function-in-children-after-tetralogy-of-fallot-surgical-repair
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Radosław Pietrzak, Bożena Werner
: The aim of the study was to determine whether segmental interactions, as expressed by postsystolic shortening (PSS), affects RV mechanics and are connected with impaired systolic and diastolic function in rTOF children. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 55 rTOF adolescent (study group), and 34 healthy volunteers (control group) were examined using classical Doppler flow (Doppler), Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI) and Speckle Tracking Echocardiography (STE). PSS was found to occur when time to peak (TTP) was longer than pulmonary valve closure time (PVCT)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040769/evidence-of-subannular-and-left-ventricular-morphological-differences-in-patients-with-bicuspid-versus-tricuspid-aortic-valve-stenosis-magnetic-resonance-imaging-based-analysis
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Kushtrim Disha, Georg Dubslaff, Mina Rouman, Beatrix Fey, Michael A Borger, Alex J Barker, Thomas Kuntze, Evaldas Girdauskas
OBJECTIVES: Prospective analysis of left ventricular (LV) morphological/functional parameters in patients with bicuspid versus tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) stenosis undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR) surgery. METHODS: A total of 190 consecutive patients with BAV (n = 154) and TAV stenosis (n = 36) (mean age 61 ± 8 years, 65% male) underwent AVR ± concomitant aortic surgery from January 2012 through May 2015. All patients underwent preoperative cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in order to evaluate: (i) left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) dimensions, (ii) length of anterior mitral leaflet (AML), (iii) end-systolic and end-diastolic LV wall thickness, (iv) LV area, (v) LV end-systolic and end-diastolic diameters (LVESD, LVEDD), (vi) LV end-diastolic and end-systolic volumes (LVEDV, LVESV) and (vii) maximal diameter of aortic root...
December 31, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025262/3d-printing-of-normal-and-pathologic-tricuspid-valves-from-transthoracic-3d-echocardiography-data-sets
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Denisa Muraru, Federico Veronesi, Anna Maddalozzo, Daniele Dequal, Leonardo Frajhof, Arnaldo Rabischoffsky, Sabino Iliceto, Luigi P Badano
AIMS: To explore the feasibility of using transthoracic 3D echocardiography (3DTTE) data to generate 3D patient-specific models of tricuspid valve (TV). METHODS AND RESULTS: Multi-beat 3D data sets of the TV (32 vol/s) were acquired in five subjects with various TV morphologies from the apical approach and analysed offline with custom-made software. Coordinates representing the annulus and the leaflets were imported into MeshLab (Visual Computing Lab ISTICNR) to develop solid models to be converted to stereolithographic file format and 3D print...
December 26, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025026/hyperdynamic-right-heart-function-in-graves-hyperthyroidism-measured-by-echocardiography-normalises-on-restoration-of-euthyroidism
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Stephanie L Teasdale, Warrick J Inder, Michael Stowasser, Tony Stanton
BACKGROUND: Graves' hyperthyroidism commonly causes tachycardia and may result in pulmonary hypertension and high output cardiac failure. There is limited information regarding the effect of treatment on cardiac function measured using modern echocardiographic techniques. METHODS: Eight individuals with Graves' hyperthyroidism, aged 22-64 years, underwent comprehensive transthoracic echocardiography at three time points: before treatment, two weeks after commencement of carbimazole, and at six months or more when euthyroid...
November 19, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989087/the-double-orifice-valve-technique-to-treat-tricuspid-valve-incompetence
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Roland Hetzer, Mariano Javier, Eva Maria Delmo Walter
BACKGROUND: A straightforward tricuspid valve (TV) repair technique was used to treat either moderate or severe functional (normal valve with dilated annulus) or for primary/organic (Ebstein's anomaly, leaflet retraction/tethering and chordal malposition/tethering, with annular dilatation) TV incompetence, and its long-term outcome assessed. METHODS: A double-orifice valve technique was employed in 91 patients (mean age 52.6 ± 23.2 years; median age 56 years; range: 0...
January 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979912/follow-up-of-a-prospective-surgical-strategy-to-prevent-intra-atrial-reentrant-tachycardia-after-the-fontan-operation
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Ian H Law, Osman Alam, Edward L Bove, Richard G Ohye, David J Bradley, Sunkyung Yu, Macdonald Dick
BACKGROUND: Intra-atrial reentrant tachycardia (IART) after the Fontan operation had an early reported incidence of 10% to 35% during early and intermediate follow-up and posed substantial management challenges. METHODS AND RESULTS: To reduce the incidence of IART after the Fontan procedure, we performed a randomized, double-blind study to evaluate the impact of an incision in the right atrium joining the lateral tunnel suture line and the tricuspid valve annulus...
December 2016: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979575/the-right-atrium-and-tricuspid-annulus-are-cardinal-structures-in-tricuspid-regurgitation-with-or-without-pulmonary-hypertension
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Naohiko Nemoto, Jonathan G Schwartz, John R Lesser, Wesley D Pedersen, Paul Sorajja, Ross Garberich, Erin M Spinner, Robert S Schwartz
BACKGROUND: Right heart structural abnormalities occur in both tricuspid regurgitation (TR) and pulmonary hypertension (PH). They may occur independently or together, but their joint effects on cardiac structure are incompletely described. This study examined the interactions of TR severity and PH on right heart structural changes. METHODS: The study evaluated 455 patients undergoing both echocardiography and CT angiography (CTA). Cases were divided into 3 groups by TR severity: trace (n=217), mild (n=174), and significant (moderate or severe, n=64)...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965511/assessment-of-atrial-conduction-times-in-prediabetic-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#17
Mahdokht Rezaei, Ali Hosseinsabet
OBJECTIVE: Prediabetes is a dysglycemic state and is associated with subtle myocardial injury and dysfunction. We evaluated atrial conduction times (ACTs) and atrial electromechanical delays (EMDs) in prediabetic patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: In the present study, we recruited 128 consecutive patient candidates (40 euglycemic, 48 prediabetic, and 40 diabetic patients) for coronary artery bypass grafting. ACTs were measured using tissue Doppler imaging (TDI)...
December 1, 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884609/tricuspid-annular-plane-systolic-excursion-comparing-transthoracic-to-transesophageal-echocardiography
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Henry Skinner, Hazlyna Kamaruddin, Thomas Mathew
OBJECTIVE: Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) represents movement of the lateral annulus of the tricuspid valve toward the apex and denotes right ventricular contractility in the long axis. In transesophageal echocardiography with the probe in the mid-esophagus, TAPSE occurs at a significant angle to the M-mode scan line. The authors describe a novel method to assess TAPSE in 2 dimensions (2D) and compare this with an established method. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879282/sex-related-discordance-between-aortic-valve-calcification-and-hemodynamic-severity-of-aortic-stenosis-is-valvular-fibrosis-the-explanation
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Louis Simard, Nancy Côté, François Dagenais, Patrick Mathieu, Christian Couture, Sylvain Trahan, Yohan Bossé, Siamak Mohammadi, Sylvain Pagé, Philippe Joubert, Marie-Annick Clavel
RATIONALE: Calcific aortic stenosis (AS) is characterized by calcium deposition in valve leaflets. However, women present lower aortic valve calcification (AVC) loads than men for the same AS hemodynamic severity. OBJECTIVE: We thus aimed to assess sex-differences in aortic valve fibro-calcific remodelling. METHODS AND RESULTS: One hundred and twenty-five patients underwent Doppler-echocardiography and multidetector-computed-tomography within 3 months prior to aortic valve replacement...
November 22, 2016: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832044/early-results-of-the-modified-right-atrial-lesion-set-for-the-cox-cryomaze-procedure
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Faisal Habib Cheema, Muhammad Amir Younus, Osama T Siddiqui, Muhammad Jabran Younus, Muhammad Arif Mahmood, Mohammad Bin Pervez, Harold G Roberts
OBJECTIVE: The standard right atrial lesion (RAL) set, as originally outlined in the Cox-Maze III procedure, can be technically challenging when using a cryoprobe to create the lesions. We report our initial experience with an alternative set of RALs for the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: Between September 2011 and January 2015, a total of 112 patients underwent a CryoMaze procedure with biatrial lesions using argon-based cryoablation (cryoprobe temperature, -160°C)...
September 2016: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
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