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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544837/candida-endocarditis-a-review-of-twelve-episodes-in-eleven-patients
#1
Tatjana Lejko Zupanc, Mateja Logar
BACKGROUND: Candida spp. are a rare but important cause of infective endocarditis. The study aim was to describe pertinent clinical data on consecutive patients with Candida endocarditis treated at a tertiary referral center between 1984 and 2013. METHODS: A retrospective search of the authors' endocarditis database was performed and the medical records of patients with confirmed Candida endocarditis were reviewed. Important data relating to demographics, medical history and clinical data, as well as information on outcome and treatment, were extracted...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544834/in-vitro-pulsatile-flow-measurement-in-prosthetic-heart-valves-an-inter-laboratory-comparison
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Stephen M Retta, Jeff Kepner, Salvador Marquez, Bruce A Herman, Mark C S Shu, Laurence W Grossman
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF STUDY: One of the first steps in qualifying a new prosthetic valve for eventual clinical use is preclinical flow performance testing in vitro. Such testing is typically performed in an in-vitro test system that simulates the pumping mechanics of the left ventricle of the heart, generally referred to as a pulse duplicator or duplicator. Historically, test results in these systems have varied from duplicator to duplicator. This collaborative effort between heart valve manufacturers and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was designed to evaluate the variability of the pulse duplicator test technology for pulsatile flow performance measurement in an interlaboratory round robin...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540078/use-of-multidetector-row-computed-tomography-scan-to-detect-pannus-formation-in-prosthetic-mechanical-aortic-valves
#3
REVIEW
Mohamed A Aladmawi, Claudio Pragliola, Olga Vriz, Domenico Galzerano
Obstruction of a mechanical aortic valve by pannus formation at the subvalvular level is a major long-term complication of aortic valve replacement (AVR). In fact, pannus is sometime difficult to differentiate from patient-prosthesis mismatch or valve thrombosis. In most cases cine-angiography and echocardiography, either transthoracic or transesophageal, cannot correctly visualize the complication when the leaflets show a normal mobility. Recent technological refinements made this difficult diagnosis possible by ECG-gated computed tomography (CT) scan which shows adequate images in 90% of the cases and can differentiate pannus from fresh and organized thrombus...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535962/predictors-of-paravalvular-regurgitation-after-implantation-of-the-fully-repositionable-and-retrievable-lotus-transcatheter-aortic-valve-from-the-reprise-ii-trial-extended-cohort
#4
Daniel J Blackman, Ian T Meredith, Nicolas Dumonteil, Didier Tchétché, David Hildick-Smith, Mark S Spence, Darren L Walters, Jan Harnek, Stephen G Worthley, Gilles Rioufol, Thierry Lefèvre, Vicki M Houle, Dominic J Allocco, Keith D Dawkins
Paravalvular leak (PVL) after transcatheter aortic valve replacement is associated with worse long-term outcomes. The Lotus Valve incorporates an innovative Adaptive Seal designed to minimize PVL. This analysis evaluated the incidence and predictors of PVL after implantation of the Lotus transcatheter aortic valve. The REPRISE II (REpositionable Percutaneous Replacement of Stenotic Aortic Valve through Implantation of Lotus Valve System - Evaluation of Safety and Performance) Study With Extended Cohort enrolled 250 high-surgical risk patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533099/surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-following-early-sapien-xt-valve-failure-a-first
#5
Tanveer Ahmad, Prakash Ludhani, Ronen Gurvitch, John Goldblatt, James Tatoulis
BACKGROUND: Early degeneration of prosthetic aortic valve in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a rare complication. METHOD: We report the case of a 75-year-old woman who presented with severe calcific stenosis of Edwards SAPIEN-XT valve implanted only four years previously. She is a Jehovah's Witness and has background of Sjogren's syndrome with secondary cryoglobulinaemic vasculitis. She was not a suitable candidate for valve-in-valve TAVR in view of early prosthetic valve failure by calcification...
May 9, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530122/low-pacemaker-incidence-with-continuous-sutured-valves-a-retrospective-analysis
#6
Lars Niclauss, Dominique Delay, Raymond Pfister, Sebastien Colombier, Matthias Kirsch, René Prêtre
Background Permanent pacemaker implantation after surgical aortic valve replacement depends on patient selection and risk factors for conduction disorders. We aimed to identify risk criteria and obtain a selected group comparable to patients assigned to transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Methods Isolated sutured aortic valve replacements in 994 patients treated from 2007 to 2015 were reviewed. Demographics, hospital stay, preexisting conduction disorders, surgical technique, and etiology in patients with and without permanent pacemaker implantation were compared...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525524/easy-placement-of-annular-sutures-during-minimally-invasive-aortic-valve-replacement
#7
Toshinori Totsugawa, Arudo Hiraoka, Kentaro Tamura, Hidenori Yoshitaka, Taichi Sakaguchi
Placing annular sutures at the right coronary cusp is difficult during minimally invasive aortic valve replacement. We propose the partial everting mattress method, whereby a prosthetic valve is implanted in a supra-annular position at the left coronary and noncoronary cusps, with pledgets on the left ventricular side, but in an intra-annular position at the right coronary cusp, with pledgets on the aortic side. Needles can be grasped in forehand pass at all three coronary cusps. Our method enables easy placement of annular stitches even in the small surgical field, without adversely influencing the hemodynamic performance of the prosthesis...
May 18, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516094/combined-transapical-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-and-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-for-severe-aortic-stenosis-and-arch-aneurysm
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Yuanjia Zhu, Eric E Roselli, Jay J Idrees, Samir Kapadia, Lars G Svensson
An 83-year-old male with multiple comorbidities presented with critical aortic stenosis and a saccular aortic arch aneurysm. Through a mini thoracotomy, a balloon expandable transcatheter aortic valve was delivered transapically. A thoracic stent graft was then delivered through the prosthetic valve and deployed in the arch, while a covered stent was deployed in the left common carotid artery. Three-year postoperative computed tomography showed a thrombosed arch aneurysm with decreased size. This case demonstrates the feasibility of using combined transapical transcatheter technologies to treat multicomponent disease in a high-risk patient during a single operation...
October 2016: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512722/status-of-cardiovascular-pet-radiation-exposure-and-strategies-for-reduction-an-information-statement-from-the-cardiovascular-pet-task-force
#9
James A Case, Robert A deKemp, Piotr J Slomka, Mark F Smith, Gary V Heller, Manuel D Cerqueira
Cardiovascular positron emission tomography (PET) imaging provides high-quality visual and quantitative myocardial perfusion and function images. In addition, cardiovascular PET can assess myocardial viability, myocardial inflammatory disorders such as cardiac sarcoid, and infections of implanted devices including pacemakers, ventricular assist devices, and prosthetic heart valves. As with all nuclear cardiology procedures, the benefits need to be considered in relation to the risks of exposure to radiation...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511326/-comparison-of-aortic-annular-diameter-defined-by-different-measurement-mordalities-before-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#10
R X Qi, X D You, Z X Pu, Q Yang, Z X Huang, L M Zhou, P T Huang
Objective: To compare aortic annular diameter measured by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), and multislice computed tomography (MSCT) in patients with severe aortic stenosis, and to evaluate the impact on selection of prosthetic valve type in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Methods: Clinical data of 138 patients with severe aortic stenosis referred for TAVI between January 2014 and June 2016 in our hospital were retrospectively analyzed.The difference of aortic annular diameter measured by TTE, TEE, and MSCT were compared...
May 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510720/effects-of-a-3d-segmental-prosthetic-system-for-tricuspid-valve-annulus-remodelling-on-the-right-coronary-artery-a-human-cadaveric-coronary-angiography-study
#11
Mohsen Riki-Marishani, Arash Gholoobi, Ghasem Sazegar, Mathias H Aazami, Aria Hedjazi, Maryam Sajjadian, Mahmoud Ebrahimi, Ahmad Aghaii-Zade Torabi
OBJECTIVES: A prosthetic system to repair secondary tricuspid valve regurgitation was developed. The conceptual engineering of the current device is based on 3D segmental remodelling of the tricuspid valve annulus in lieu of reductive annuloplasty. This study was designed to investigate the operational safety of the current prosthetic system with regard to the anatomical integrity of the right coronary artery (RCA) in fresh cadaveric human hearts. METHODS: During the study period, from January to April 2016, the current prosthetic system was implanted on the tricuspid valve annulus in fresh cadaveric human hearts that met the study's inclusion criteria...
May 16, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507571/transcatheter-paravalvular-leak-closure-and-hemolysis-a-prospective-registry
#12
Grzegorz Smolka, Piotr Pysz, Andrzej Ochała, Michał Kozłowski, Wojciech Zasada, Zofia Parma, Michał Tendera, Wojciech Wojakowski
INTRODUCTION: Paravalvular leak (PVL) related to a surgical prosthetic valve may be associated with clinically significant hemolysis. The influence of transcatheter PVL closure (TPVLC) on hemolysis remains uncertain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The prospective registry included patients undergoing TPVLC due to PVL-related heart failure and/or hemolysis. Procedural data, laboratory markers of hemolysis and heart failure status were recorded at baseline, discharge and at 1- and 6-month follow-up...
April 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506647/acute-structural-failure-of-the-trifecta-aortic-valve-bioprosthesis
#13
Michael Z L Zhu, Mark A Newman, Pragnesh Joshi, Jurgen Passage
Advancements in bioprosthetic valve technology have greatly enhanced the haemodynamic performance and long-term durability of tissue valves. These features, along with the key advantage of avoiding lifelong anticoagulation, have made bioprosthetic valves increasingly attractive for clinicians and patients alike. The St Jude Trifecta valve is a novel, bovine pericardial bioprosthesis with promising early data for performance and safety. However, no prosthetic valve is perfect and prosthesis failure can occur with even the most reliable and well-designed devices...
April 20, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498907/complicated-infective-aortic-endocarditis-comparison-of-different-surgical-strategies%C3%A2
#14
Miriam Silaschi, Niki Nicou, Ranjit Deshpande, Sanjay Chaubey, Max Baghai, Rafal Dworakowski, Olaf Wendler
OBJECTIVES: The choice of substitute during aortic valve replacement for infective endocarditis (IE) is still widely debated. We retrospectively reviewed all patients operated for aortic IE and compared groups according to the complexity of IE and substitutes implanted. METHODS: From 2000 to 2015, 187 patients were treated using stentless bioprostheses (SBP) as root replacement ( n  = 30), mechanical prostheses (MP, n  = 45) or stented bioprostheses (SP, n  = 112) (mean follow-up 4...
May 11, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491879/listeria-endocarditis-a-diagnostic-challenge
#15
Wilhelmina J A R M Valckx, Suzanne P M Lutgens, Hortence E Haerkens-Arends, Peter C Barneveld, Jaap J Beutler, Ellen K Hoogeveen
A 74-year-old hemodialysis patient with a history of an atrial septum defect closure, coronary bypass surgery, and a St. Jude aortic prosthetic valve was diagnosed with pneumonia and volume overload. Blood cultures were positive for Listeria monocytogenes, and amoxicillin was given for 2 weeks. Immediately after discontinuation of amoxicillin, fever relapsed. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography showed no sign of endocarditis. Given the fever relapse and 3 positive minor Duke criteria, an (18)F-FDG PET-CT scan ((18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography-computed tomography) scan was performed...
April 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491484/valvular-hemolysis-masquerading-as-prosthetic-valve-stenosis
#16
Pooja Sethi, Ghulam Murtaza, Zia Rahman, Syed Zaidi, Thomas Helton, Timir Paul
The evaluation of prosthetic valves can provide a unique challenge, and a thoughtful approach is required. High output states like anemia should be kept in the differential when evaluating elevated gradients across prosthetic valves. We present the case of a 69-year-old man with a Starr-Edwards prosthetic aortic valve who presented with symptoms of congestive heart failure and high transvalvular pressure gradients. These symptoms indicate a potential prosthetic valve stenosis. His laboratory evaluation results were consistent with valve-related hemolysis...
April 8, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488003/daily-transient-discontinuation-of-extracorporeal-lvad-to-prevent-thromboembolism-of-mechanical-aortic-valve-prosthesis
#17
Takamichi Inoue, Tadashi Kitamura, Shinzo Torii, Mitsuhiro Hirata, Toshiaki Mishima, Koichi Sughimoto, Hirotoki Ohkubo, Kensuke Kobayashi, Mamika Motokawa, Miyuki Shibata, Takuya Matsushiro, Yuta Tsuchida, Yurie Miyata, Minoru Ono, Kagami Miyaji
Patients with mechanical aortic valves are generally contraindicated for left ventricular assist device (LVAD) insertion because the prosthetic valve often becomes fixed in closed position. A 41-year-old woman with mechanical aortic valve prosthesis experienced sudden chest pain and developed cardiogenic shock. A paracorporeal pulsatile LVAD and a monopivot centrifugal pump as a right VAD (RVAD) were implanted. The mechanical aortic valve was intentionally left in place. Soon after the operation, LVAD support was discontinued daily for few seconds to allow the mechanical aortic valve to open and to avoid thrombus formation...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487321/round-valve-in-an-oval-hole-right-sizing-prosthetic-aortic-valves-with-preoperative-computed-tomography
#18
EDITORIAL
Stewart M Benton, Sheldon E Litwin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487168/clinical-predictors-and-clinical-prediction-rules-to-estimate-initial-patient-risk-for-infective-endocarditis-in-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
REVIEW
Anthony D Bai, Arnav Agarwal, Marilyn Steinberg, Adrienne Showler, Lisa Burry, George A Tomlinson, Chaim M Bell, Andrew M Morris
OBJECTIVES: We conducted a meta-analysis to summarize diagnostic properties of risk factors and clinical prediction rules for diagnosing infective endocarditis (IE) in Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB). METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase and Cochrane Database from inception to January 6, 2016 to identify studies evaluating risk factors and clinical prediction rules for IE in SAB patients. Pooled estimates of diagnostic properties for main risk factors were calculated using a bivariate random effects model...
May 6, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484654/exophiala-wangiella-dermatitidis-prosthetic-aortic-valve-endocarditis-and-prosthetic-graft-infection-in-an-immune-competent-patient
#20
Jay S Berger, Lucas R Cusumano, Joseph J Derose, Uzma N Sarwar
Exophiala (Wangiella) dermatitidis is an emerging dematiaceous fungus associated with high mortality rates and is a rare cause of endocarditis. We describe the first case of E. dermatitidis endocarditis of a prosthetic aortic valve and aortic graft in an immune competent patient with no clear risk factors of hematological acquisition.
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
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