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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523177/systolic-anterior-motion-of-the-mitral-valve-the-mechanism-of-postural-hypotension-following-left-intrapericardial-pneumonectomy
#1
Javier D Lasala, January Tsai, Andrea Rodriguez-Restrepo, Scott Michael Atay, Boris Sepesi
Systolic anterior motion (SAM) is defined as displacement of the distal portion of the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve toward the left ventricular outflow tract obstruction. SAM can occur in patients without hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HOCM) and is a well-recognized cause for unexplained sudden hypotension in perioperative settings. We present a case of persistent orthostatic hypotension caused by SAM following left intrapericardial pneumonectomy and mediastinal lymph node dissection for squamous cell carcinoma of the lung invading intrapericardial portion of the inferior pulmonary vein...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517046/three-dimensional-proximal-flow-convergence-automatic-calculation-for-determining-mitral-valve-area-in-rheumatic-mitral-stenosis
#2
Francisco Sampaio, Ricardo Ladeiras-Lopes, João Almeida, Paulo Fonseca, Ricardo Fontes-Carvalho, José Ribeiro, Vasco Gama
PURPOSE: Management of patients with mitral stenosis (MS) depends heavily on the accurate quantification of mitral valve area (MVA) using echocardiography. All currently used two-dimensional (2D) methods have limitations. Estimation of MVA using the proximal isovelocity surface area (PISA) method with real time three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography may circumvent those limitations. We aimed to evaluate the accuracy of 3D direct measurement of PISA in the estimation of MVA. METHODS: Twenty-seven consecutive patients (median age of 63 years; 77...
May 18, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517030/gerbode-defect-and-multivalvular-dysfunction-complex-complications-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease
#3
Catarina Ruivo, Joana Guardado, Fernando Montenegro Sá, Fátima Saraiva, Alexandre Antunes, Joana Correia, João Morais
We report a clinical case of a 40-year-old male with surgically corrected congenital heart disease (CHD) 10 years earlier: closure of ostium primum, mitral annuloplasty, and aortic valve and root surgery. The patient was admitted with acute heart failure. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) revealed a dysmorphic and severely incompetent aortic valve, a partial tear of the mitral valve cleft repair and annuloplasty ring dehiscence. A true left ventricular-to-right atrial shunt confirmed a direct Gerbode defect...
May 18, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515755/common-origin-of-all-three-coronary-arteries-from-the-right-sinus-of-valsalva-first-case-study-accompanied-by-mitral-valve-prolapse-and-vein-anomaly-second-case-study-followed-by-successful-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-of-right-coronary-artery-stenosis
#4
Brygida Przywara-Chowaniec, Agata Puzio, Łukasz Czarnecki, Damian Kawecki, Jan Głowacki, Ewa Nowalany-Kozielska, Aleksandra Czarnecka
Congenital anomalies of the coronary arteries can be divided into two broad categories: those that alter myocardial perfusion and those that do not. In coronary anomalies not altering myocardial perfusion, the coronary arteries originate from the aorta, but their origins are in unusual positions. Although myocardial perfusion is normal, the angiographer may have trouble locating them. Patients with an anomalous left main coronary artery arising from the right sinus of Valsalva are presented. The diagnosis was made by coronary angiography, transesophageal echocardiography and multislice computed tomography (MSCT)...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515742/the-use-of-intraoperative-epiaortic-ultrasonography-in-monitoring-patients-over-75-years-old-treated-with-aortic-valve-replacement
#5
Tomasz Niklewski, Michał Zembala, Dariusz Puszczewicz, Paweł Nadziakiewicz, Wojciech Karolak, Marian Zembala
INTRODUCTION: Epiaortic ultrasound scanning (EAS) extended the use of ultrasound to the intraoperative diagnosis of aortic pathology. Surgical palpation of the ascending aorta underestimates the presence and severity of atherosclerotic plaques. Epiaortic ultrasound scanning has been used as an adjunct to transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) or as a primary direct diagnostic tool for imaging the ascending aorta as well as the aortic arch, which gained prominence as part of a multipronged intraoperative strategy to reduce atherosclerotic emboli...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512744/incremental-benefit-of-three-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-the-assessment-of-left-main-coronary-artery-stent-protrusion
#6
Mohammed J Arisha, Ming C Hsiung, Amier Ahmad, Navin C Nanda, Ahmed Elkaryoni, Ahmed H Mohamed, Wei-Hsian Yin
Ostial lesions represent a challenging clinical scenario and percutaneous intervention (PCI) of left main coronary artery ostial lesions has been associated with postintervention complications, including protrusion of deployed stents into a sinus of Valsalva or aortic root. We report a case of stent protrusion into the aortic root following aorto-ostial left main coronary artery PCI, in which three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3DTEE) provided incremental benefit over standard two-dimensional images...
May 16, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512734/mitral-valve-aneurysms-clinical-characteristics-echocardiographic-abnormalities-and-possible-mechanisms-of-formation
#7
José Luiz B Pena, Tarciso O Bomfim, Paulo R L Fortes, Charles Simão-Filho, José de Souza Andrade-Filho
AIMS: Mitral valve aneurysms (MVA) are most frequently associated with endocarditis. Echocardiography is the method of choice for diagnosis, and color flow imaging is an important, easy method to detect MVA ruptures. We aimed to study the clinical and echocardiographic findings and their relation to the mechanism of aneurysm formation. METHODS AND RESULTS: We reviewed clinical and echocardiographic records of 18 patients during a 17-year period, corresponding to 0...
May 16, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511326/-comparison-of-aortic-annular-diameter-defined-by-different-measurement-mordalities-before-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#8
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/28507892/a-case-of-massive-hemoptysis-following-transesophageal-echocardiogram
#9
Sean J Callahan, Robert M Jones, Dana Albon, Andrew D Mihalek
INTRODUCTION: Tracheal intubation leading to injury of the airway is a rare complication of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Tracheal trauma is not a described complication of TEE, and safety literature for this procedure remains silent on the matter. We describe the case of a patient on systemic anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy who underwent TEE and suffered massive hemoptysis requiring bronchial artery embolization (BAE). CASE PRESENTATION: An elderly patient was admitted to the hospital with recently diagnosed atrial fibrillation and shortness of breath...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501911/analysis-of-circumflex-artery-anatomy-by-real-time-3d-transesophageal-echocardiography-compared-to-cardiac-computed-tomography
#10
Carmine Bevilacqua, Sarah Eibel, Borek Foldyna, Thomas Knoefler, Lukas Lehmkuhl, Matthias Gutberlet, Chirojit Mukherjee, Joerg Seeburger, Piroze Davierwala, Joerg Ender
Iatrogenic injury to the circumflex artery (Cx) due to its close proximity to the mitral annulus is a rare but dreadful complication that can occur during mitral valve repair. The aim of our study was to compare multiple measurements of the Cx datasets, obtained by real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (RT3D TEE) and corresponding measurements assessed in multi-planar three-dimensional images acquired by multidetector computed tomography (MDCT). Preoperative RT3D TEE and MDCT datasets of 25 patients who had previously undergone minimally invasive mitral valve surgery were retrospectively analyzed...
May 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497189/quantification-of-mitral-regurgitation-during-percutaneous-mitral-valve-repair-added-value-of-simultaneous-hemodynamic-and-3d-echocardiographic-assessment
#11
Ilonka Rohm, Tudor C Poerner, Ali Hamadanchi, Sylvia Otto, Torsten Doenst, Christian Jung, P Christian Schulze, Björn Goebel
The objective of this study was to investigate the usefulness of intraprocedural hemodynamic monitoring for MR evaluation during pMRV. Assessment of mitral regurgitation (MR) during percutaneous mitral valve repair (pMVR) procedure is challenging. 3D color Doppler allows exact quantification of MR, but is technically demanding. Sixty patients with moderate to severe MR (14 with structural and 46 functional MR) were included in the study. Intraprocedural pressure curves were continuously obtained in the left atrium (LA) and left ventricle (LV)...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496492/infective-endocarditis-report-from-a-main-referral-teaching-hospital-in-iran
#12
Behrooz Heydari, Iman Karimzadeh, Hossein Khalili, Esfandiar Shojaei, Abdolrasool Ebrahimi
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present preliminary study was to assess the demographic, clinical, paraclinical, microbiological, echocardiographic, and therapeutic profile as well as in-hospital outcome of patients with infective endocarditis at a referral center for various infectious diseases in Iran. METHODS: Required demographic, clinical, plausible complications and paraclinical data were collected from patients' medical charts. Echocardiographic findings were obtained by performing transthoracic and/or transesophageal echocardiography as clinically indicated...
2017: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496079/-surgical-treatment-for-anomalous-aortic-origin-of-coronary-arteries
#13
Ryo Hirayama, Ryusuke Suzuki, Toshiaki Watanabe, Mai Matsukawa, Takeshi Sakaguchi, Kenta Uekihara, Yuki Yoshioka, Masaharu Mouri, Tomoya Miyamoto, Masamichi Nakajima
Anomalous aortic origin of coronary arteries is rare. We report 3 cases of surgical treatment for anomalous aortic origin of coronary arteries. Case 1 was a 38-year-old man who was saved by the use of an automated external defibrillator from cardiopulmonary arrest while exercising. The coronary angiogram showed the right coronary artery arising from the left coronary sinus of Valsalva and being located between the aorta and the pulmonary trunk. He underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) using the right internal thoracic artery with ligation of proximal part of right coronary artery to prevent sudden death...
May 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495117/first-experience-with-the-watchman-flx-occluder-for-percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-closure
#14
Julia Seeger, Ralf Birkemeyer, Wolfgang Rottbauer, Jochen Wöhrle
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate efficacy and safety of left atrial appendage (LAA) closure with the new Watchman FLX and analyze procedural features in a consecutive series of high risk non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twelve consecutive non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients (age 76.6±7.8years) at high risk for stroke (CHA2DS2-VASc-Score 5.5±0.9) and bleeding (HAS-BLED-Score 3.8±0.9), received LAA closure with the Watchman FLX...
April 29, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
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/28489611/fdg-pet-ct-in-aortic-valve-bioprosthesis-infection
#16
Lucia Rampin, Alice Ferretti, Maria Cristina Marzola, Lolita Sasset, Sotirios Chondrogiannis, Anna Maria Cattelan, Domenico Rubello, Patrick M Colletti
A 62-year-old man presented with persistent fever, weakness, and retrosternal pain 3 years after aortic valve bioprosthesis (AVR). His white blood cell count was 11,000/μL and C-reactive protein was 13.6 mg/dL. Consecutive blood cultures isolated Staphylococcus epidermidis and capitis. Transesophageal echocardiography demonstrated small aortic valve prosthesis vegetation. F-FDG PET/CT revealed prominent AVR activity, SUVmax = 12.2. He was treated with daptomycin, meropenem, and gentamicin for 1 month and followed by daptomycin and carbapenem for 3 months...
May 9, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488097/feasibility-of-measurements-of-valve-dimensions-in-en-face-3d-transesophageal-echocardiography
#17
Sarah Eibel, Edwin Turton, Chirojit Mukherjee, Carmine Bevilacqua, Joerg Ender
Newest 3D software allows measurements directly in the en-face-3D TEE mode. Aim of the study was to ascertain whether measurements performed in the en-face-3D TEE mode are comparable with conventional measurement methods based on 2D TEE and 3D using the multiple plane reconstruction mode with the Qlab(®) software. En-face-3D TEE is used more frequently in daily clinical routine during cardiac operations. So far measurements could only be done based on 2D images or with the use of multi planar reconstruction mode with additional software...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486992/small-smooth-nonmobile-cardiac-myxoma-detected-by-transesophageal-echocardiography-following-recurrent-cerebral-infarction-a-case-report
#18
Yuki Saito, Yoshihiro Aizawa, Koyuru Monno, Koichi Nagashima, Sayaka Kurokawa, Shunji Osaka, Takayoshi Akimoto, Satoshi Kamei, Masashi Tanaka, Atsushi Hirayama
BACKGROUND: Cardiac myxoma is known to cause repeated events of cerebral embolism. Soft and irregularly shaped myxomas with high mobility are associated with a higher occurrence of cerebral embolism. In contrast, nonmobile cardiac myxomas with a round regular shape are rarely considered to be a cause of cerebral embolism. In this case, we present a patient with recurrent cerebral embolism associated with a small and nonmobile cardiac myxoma of round regular shape. CASE PRESENTATION: A 76-year-old Japanese man presented to our hospital with weakness in his right upper extremity...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483353/diagnostic-accuracy-of-transthoracic-echocardiography-for-infective-endocarditis-findings-using-transesophageal-echocardiography-as-the-reference-standard-a-meta-analysis
#19
Anthony D Bai, Marilyn Steinberg, Adrienne Showler, Lisa Burry, R Sacha Bhatia, George A Tomlinson, Chaim M Bell, Andrew M Morris
BACKGROUND: Echocardiography is important for the diagnosis of infective endocarditis (IE), for which transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is superior to transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies was performed with the objective of evaluating diagnostic properties of TTE, with transesophageal findings of IE as the reference standard in patients with suspected IE. RESULTS: The literature search yielded 377 unique articles, of which 16 met the inclusion criteria...
May 5, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482355/visualization-of-atrial-septal-aneurysm-and-patent-foramen-ovale-by-three-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography
#20
Mohammad Q Najib, Jhansi L Ganji, Hari P Chaliki
: Transesophageal echocardiography is frequently performed for further evaluation of sources of embolism and better evaluation of atrial septum in patients with cerebral ishemic events. Although two-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography can depict atrial septal aneurysm and patent foramen ovale, the full extent of the patent foramen ovale cannot be easily discerned in some cases. We describe a patient with transient cerebral ischemia where three-dimensional echocardiography provided incremental value when compared to two-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography in the assessment of atrial septal aneurysm and patent foramen ovale...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
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