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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550302/antigenicity-of-bovine-pericardium-determined-by-a-novel-immunoproteomic-approach
#1
Katherine V Gates, Ailsa J Dalgliesh, Leigh G Griffiths
Despite bovine pericardium (BP) being the primary biomaterial used in heart valve bioprostheses, recipient graft-specific immune responses remain a significant cause of graft failure. Consequently, tissue antigenicity remains the principal barrier for expanding use of such biomaterials in clinical practice. We hypothesize that our understanding of BP antigenicity can be improved by application of a combined affinity chromatography shotgun immunoproteomic approach to identify antigens that have previously been overlooked...
May 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549293/automated-recognition-of-the-pericardium-contour-on-processed-ct-images-using-genetic-algorithms
#2
É O Rodrigues, L O Rodrigues, L S N Oliveira, A Conci, P Liatsis
This work proposes the use of Genetic Algorithms (GA) in tracing and recognizing the pericardium contour of the human heart using Computed Tomography (CT) images. We assume that each slice of the pericardium can be modelled by an ellipse, the parameters of which need to be optimally determined. An optimal ellipse would be one that closely follows the pericardium contour and, consequently, separates appropriately the epicardial and mediastinal fats of the human heart. Tracing and automatically identifying the pericardium contour aids in medical diagnosis...
May 17, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544840/redo-tricuspid-valve-repair-with-leaflet-augmentation-using-the-left-atrial-wall
#3
Daisuke Endo, Kenji Kuwaki, Taira Yamamoto, Atsushi Amano
The case is reported of a 79-year-old female who received a patch augmentation of the tricuspid anterior and septal leaflets with a resected left atrial wall to address recurrent tricuspid regurgitation, including tricuspid valve tethering. The patient was admitted to the authors' hospital for chronic heart failure with paravalvular leakage after aortic valve replacement and recurrent severe tricuspid regurgitation. She had undergone two previous cardiac surgeries. Re-tricuspid repair required an augmentation of the tricuspid valve leaflets in addition to tricuspid annuloplasty...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543756/perventricular-device-closure-of-doubly-committed-sub-arterial-ventricular-septal-defects-via-a-left-infra-axillary-approach
#4
Sijie Zhou, Liyun Zhao, Taibing Fan, Bin Li, Weijie Liang, Haoju Dong, Shubo Song, Lin Liu
BACKGROUND: This study sought to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of perventricular device closure of a doubly committed sub-arterial ventricular septal defect (dcVSD) through a left infra-axillary approach. METHOD: Forty-five patients, with a dcVSD of less than 8 mm in diameter, were enrolled in this study. The pericardium was exposed and opened through a left infra-axillary mini-incision. Two parallel purse-string sutures were placed on the right ventricle outflow tract and under transesophageal echocardiography guidance, a delivery sheath loaded with the device was inserted into the right ventricle and advanced through the defect into the left ventricle...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543277/experimental-study-of-cryofreezing-energy-applications-on-the-ventricular-myocardium-using-sheep-hearts
#5
Kaoru Okishige, Peter L Friedman
BACKGROUND: Cryofreezing energy has been utilized to abolish arrhythmogenic substrates of various kinds of tachyarrhythmias. However, systematic electrophysiological and histological investigations of cryothermia have never been performed. The aim of this study was to clarify those aspects using sheep beating hearts. METHODS: A total of eight adult sheep were utilized under total anesthesia, and a pericardial cradle was made by opening the pericardium. Eight epicardial plaque electrodes were sutured on the epicardial surface of the left ventricle 2∼3 cm apart from each other...
May 23, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532021/nanosecond-laser-ablation-enhances-cellular-infiltration-in-a-hybrid-tissue-scaffold
#6
S Jahnavi, N Arthi, S Pallavi, C Selvaraju, G S Bhuvaneshwar, T V Kumary, R S Verma
Hybrid tissue engineered (HTE) scaffolds constituting polymeric nanofibers and biological tissues have attractive bio-mechanical properties. However, they suffer from small pore size due to dense overlapping nanofibers resulting in poor cellular infiltration. In this study, using nanosecond (ns) laser, we fabricated micro-scale features on Polycaprolactone (PCL)-Chitosan (CH) nanofiber layered bovine pericardium based Bio-Hybrid scaffold to achieve enhanced cellular adhesion and infiltration. The laser energy parameters such as fluence of 25J/cm(2), 0...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528367/evaluating-the-role-of-autologous-mesenchymal-stem-cell-seeded-on-decellularized-pericardium-in-the-treatment-of-myocardial-infarction-an-animal-study
#7
Abdol-Mohammad Kajbafzadeh, Seyed Hossein Ahmadi Tafti, Reza Khorramirouz, Shabnam Sabetkish, Seyedeh Maryam Kameli, Saghar Orangian, Shahram Rabbani, Nasim Oveisi, Marziyeh Golmohammadi, Zeynab Kashani
Inappropriate left ventricular remodeling following myocardial infarction (MI) can result in subsequent severe dysfunction. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that decellularized pericardium (DP) or seeded pericardial patch with autologous adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADMSCs) could be safely used in a MI scar and could improve heart function. Twelve rabbits were randomly divided into three equal groups. Four weeks after MI induction by ligation of the left anterior descending artery in 12 rabbits, animals of G1 (n = 4) received DP patch with labeled ADMSCs...
May 20, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527639/epidemiology-of-mesothelioma-of-the-pericardium-and-tunica-vaginalis-testis
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Gabor Mezei, Ellen T Chang, Fionna S Mowat, Suresh H Moolgavkar
PURPOSE: Malignant mesothelioma most commonly arises in the pleura and peritoneum but also occurs rarely at other anatomical sites with mesothelial tissue, namely, the pericardium and tunica vaginalis testis (TVT). This review provides a better understanding of the epidemiology of mesothelioma of these extrapleural sites. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of the epidemiologic and clinical literature on pericardial mesothelioma and mesothelioma of the TVT...
April 14, 2017: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523180/primary-atypical-carcinoid-tumor-of-the-mediastinum-a-very-rare-finding
#9
Luigi Ventura, Letizia Gnetti, Enrico Maria Silini, Guido Rindi, Paolo Carbognani, Michele Rusca, Luca Ampollini
Primary neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of the mediastinum are very rare. Prognosis is usually poor despite treatment options. We present the case of a primary atypical carcinoid tumor of the mediastinum successfully treated by multimodal approach. A 50-year-old man presented for asthenia, dyspnea, and substernal sense of weight for two weeks. A chest-CT scan revealed a tumor mass of 107×55×95 mm(3) localized in the anterosuperior mediastinum compressing both brachiocephalic veins, the superior vena cava, the pericardium, and lungs...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511027/ross-konno-procedure-with-cylinder-mitral-valve-replacement-in-49-days-old-infant
#10
Oleg Fedevych, Oleksandr Yachnik, Yaroslav Mykychak, Yaroslav Ivanov, Olga Borodinova, Illya Yemets
A neonate with antenatally diagnosed severe aortic valve stenosis, left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, left ventricular endocardial fibroelastosis, and severe mixed mitral valve disease was admitted to our center for balloon aortic valvuloplasty. On day 49, we performed a Ross-Konno procedure and mitral valve replacement on the baby, whose weight was 3.4 kg. Right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery continuity was restored with a handmade trileaflet Gore-Tex conduit. We used a handmade cylindrical prosthesis made from decellularized equine pericardium in the mitral position...
January 1, 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505294/anticalcification-effect-of-a-combination-of-decellularization-organic-solvents-and-amino-acid-detoxification-on-glutaraldehyde-fixed-xenopericardial-heart-valves-in-a-large-animal-long-term-circulatory-model
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Chun Soo Park, Yong Jin Kim, Jeong Ryul Lee, Hong-Gook Lim, Ji-Eun Chang, Saeromi Jeong, Nayun Kwon
OBJECTIVES: : We aimed to investigate the effect of a combination of anticalcification treatments, which were effective for preventing calcification in a small animal experiment, on glutaraldehyde-fixed xenopericardial valves using a large-animal long-term circulatory model. METHODS: : Valved conduits were made of porcine pericardium as a leaflet and bovine pericardium as a conduit and were implanted into the right ventricular outflow tract of goats under cardiopulmonary bypass...
May 12, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496513/dog-footprint-in-the-heart
#12
Hassan Aghajani, Shahrooz Yazdani, Seyed Khalil Forouzan Nia, Hamed Vahidi, Faezeh Aghajani
Cardiac manifestations of the hydatid cyst are relatively uncommon. Cardiac involvement may lead to the compression of vital organs, pulmonary hypertension, pericardial effusion, and even anaphylaxis. A 45-year-old woman presented to the Emergency Department of Tehran Heart Center with chest pain. Cardiac examination revealed relatively muffled heart sounds. Echocardiography demonstrated a round echolucent well-defined mass (47 × 25 mm) on the base and the mid lateral wall of the left ventricle (LV) without septation...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496510/constrictive-pericarditis-and-primary-amenorrhea-with-syndactyly-in-an-iranian-female-mulibrey-nanism-syndrome
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Tahereh Davarpasand, Maryam Sotoudeh Anvari, Mohammad Naderan, Mohammad Ali Boroumand, Hossein Ahmadi
Mulibrey nanism is a rare autosomal recessive syndrome caused by a mutation in the TRIM37 gene with severe growth retardation and multiple organ involvement. Early diagnosis is important because 50% of the patients develop congestive heart failure owing to constrictive pericarditis, and this condition plays a critical role in the final prognosis. A 37-year-old female patient presented with symptoms of dyspnea on exertion and shortness of breath. She had severe growth failure and craniofacial dysmorphic feature...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496087/-rupture-of-an-aneurysm-of-the-right-sinus-of-valsalva-into-the-pericardium-report-of-a-case
#14
Satoshi Uesugi, Koji Kawahito, Hirotaka Sato, Akira Sugaya, Yoshio Misawa
A sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is an uncommon cardiac anomaly. The aneurysm usually ruptures into the cardiac cavity, and rupture into the pericardial cavity is unusual. A 69-year-old man was admitted to our hospital after collapse due to cardiac tamponade. Computed tomography revealed a ruptured right sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (5 cm) with massive pericardial effusion. The right coronary artery arose from the aneurysm. Severe aortic regurgitation due to the lack of coaptation of the valves was detected by echocardiography...
May 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493096/multiple-malignant-epithelioid-mesotheliomas-of-the-liver-and-greater-omentum-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Koji Minami, Hiroshi Okumura, Kiyokazu Hiwatashi, Sumika Matsukita, Tetsuro Setoyama, Kota Minamimagari, Yusuke Tsuruta, Ichiro Kanetsuki, Yoshito Ogura, Shigeho Maenohara, Shoji Natsugoe
BACKGROUND: Malignant mesothelioma commonly arises from the pleura, but can also arise from the peritoneum, pericardium, and tunica vaginalis testis. However, malignant mesothelioma of the liver is extremely rare and coexistence with malignant mesothelioma of the greater omentum has not been described in the literature. In this case report, we present a case of multiple malignant mesothelioma of the liver and greater omentum. CASE PRESENTATION: A 36-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital for the evaluation of an elastic hard mass in the right upper abdomen...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492568/-cardiac-tumors-role-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#16
Francesco Bianco, Valentina Bucciarelli, Giancarlo Todiere, Andrea Barison, Pierlugi Festa, Lamia Ait-Ali, Sabina Gallina, Raffaele De Caterina, Giovanni Donato Aquaro
The incidental finding of a cardiac or paracardiac mass constitutes for cardiologists a relevant diagnostic and therapeutic problem. In fact, although primary cardiac tumors are infrequently, metastases, as well as non-neoplastic masses and pseudomasses, are much more frequent. A key role is played by echocardiography, but the latter is not always nullifying. Sometimes even the currently used imaging techniques may be limited in oncology. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is a multi-parametric technique of imaging considered nowadays the gold standard for non-invasive soft tissue characterization...
April 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491716/b-cell-lymphoma-of-the-pericardium-presenting-with-ventricular-tachycardia-with-a-successful-catheter-ablation
#17
Takumi Yamada, Franjo Siric, Vishnu V B Reddy, G Neal Kay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: HeartRhythm Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484651/surgical-repair-of-subacute-right-ventricular-perforation-after-pacemaker-implantation
#18
Takeshi Oda, Takanori Kono, Keiichi Akaiwa, Yasushi Takahara, Chie Yasuoka, Katsuhiko Nakamura
We report an 84-year-old woman who presented with right ventricular perforation 4 days after pacemaker implantation for syncope due to sick sinus syndrome. Median sternotomy revealed no pericardial effusion, but the pacing lead had penetrated the right ventricle and pericardium. When the pleura was opened, the tip of the lead was seen in the visceral pleura. The lead was cut in the pericardial cavity and extracted from the left subclavian wound together with the generator. The right ventricular perforation was sutured and a temporary pacing lead was placed on the right ventricular wall intraoperatively...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484098/fibrinous-pericarditis-secondary-to-bacterial-infection-in-a-cat
#19
Michihito Tagawa, Chihiro Kurashima, Genya Shimbo, Hiroshi Omura, Kenji Koyama, Noriyuki Horiuchi, Yoshiyasu Kobayashi, Keiko Kawamoto, Kazuro Miyahara
A three-year-old spayed domestic short-haired cat presented for evaluation of weight loss, cardiomegaly and pleural effusion. Echocardiographic examination demonstrated a thickened pericardium with mild pericardial effusion and a large volume of pleural effusion characterized by exudate. Although the cat was treated with antibiotics, the clinical symptoms did not improve. The cat developed dyspnea and died on day 7. Necropsy revealed a large amount of modified transudates ascites, pleural effusion and markedly dilated pericardium...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483776/calcification-and-oxidative-modifications-are-associated-with-progressive-bioprosthetic-heart-valve-dysfunction
#20
Suengwon Lee, Robert J Levy, Abigail J Christian, Stanley L Hazen, Nathan E Frick, Eric K Lai, Juan B Grau, Joseph E Bavaria, Giovanni Ferrari
BACKGROUND: Bioprosthetic heart valves (BHVs), fabricated from glutaraldehyde-pretreated bovine pericardium or porcine aortic valves, are widely used for the surgical or interventional treatment of heart valve disease. Reoperation becomes increasingly necessary over time because of BHV dysfunction. METHODS AND RESULTS: Forty-seven explanted BHV aortic valve replacements were retrieved at reoperation for clinically severe BHV dysfunction over the period 2010-2016...
May 8, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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