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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820560/severe-valvular-aortic-stenosis-and-fixed-subvalvular-aortic-stenosis-a-rare-and-challenging-combination
#1
Ayman Elbadawi, Marwan Saad, Islam Y Elgendy, Basarat Baig, Farhad Abtahian
A 58-year-old man with a history of hypertension presented with accelerating angina. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a thickened aortic valve with pressure gradients and an estimated aortic valve area suggestive of mild aortic stenosis. Left heart catheterization demonstrated non-significant coronary artery disease. Pressure tracings showed a high left ventricular pressure and a mean gradient across the aortic valve of 69 mmHg. Subsequent transesophageal echocardiography revealed a subvalvular aortic stenosis that was secondary to the subaortic membrane, with severe valvular aortic stenosis...
March 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820559/percutaneous-mitral-balloon-valvuloplasty-in-a-pregnant-patient-under-guidance-of-three-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography-and-right-atrial-mapping-without-using-fluoroscopy
#2
Begum Uygur, Hamdi Pusuroglu, Aydin Yildirim
Mitral stenosis is the most common valvular pathology complicating pregnancy. Herein are reported the details of a 26-week pregnant patient with severe mitral stenosis and NYHA class 3-4 symptoms. Percutaneous mitral balloon valvuloplasty was performed under guidance of three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography and right atrial mapping, without using fluoroscopy. Video 1: Two-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography. The four-chamber view shows limited opening of the rheumatic mitral valve. Video 2: Two-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography while the balloon is inflated...
March 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820553/is-transcatheter-tricuspid-valve-in-valve-implantation-feasible-in-the-presence-of-right-atrial-thrombus
#3
Jan Henzel, Zofia Dzielińska, Marek Konka, Maciej Dąbrowski, Marcin Protasiewicz, Adam Witkowski, Marcin Demkow
The case is reported of a successful transcatheter implantation of an Edwards SAPIEN 3 valve (29 mm) into a failing tricuspid bioprosthesis (Sorin Pericarbon, 31 mm). The procedure was performed in a 69-year-old woman with post-rheumatic mitral and tricuspid valve disease. Multiple previous cardiac surgeries precluded the use of another surgical approach. A large, organized, two-piece thrombus in the enlarged right atrium was not considered an absolute contraindication to the procedure. The SAPIEN 3 valve was implanted under general anesthesia, via a femoral venous access, under three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography guidance...
March 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818015/bioglue-associated-loss-of-aortic-valve-leaflet-motility-sonographically-masked-by-both-newly-replaced-mechanical-aortic-and-mitral-valves
#4
Alan Matthew Smeltz, Thomas G Caranasos, Emily G Teeter
BioGlue is a surgical adhesive widely used to help reinforce complex cardiac and vascular repairs. Since its introduction, several case reports have emerged revealing complications that all providers should be mindful of whenever the product is used. This report considers a unique situation where BioGlue was used after double cardiac valve repair that resulted in adhesion of the new mechanical aortic valve leaflets and was difficult to visualize with transesophageal echocardiography.
August 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817542/safety-of-transesophageal-echocardiography%C3%A2-guided-electrical-cardioversion-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-inadequate-anticoagulation
#5
Joanna Zaprutko, Artur Baszko, Michał Michalak, Karol Kochman, Radosław Szymański, Jan Kłopocki, Anna Nowicka, Rafał Dankowski, Marek Michalski, Piotr Kałmucki, Andrzej Szyszka
INTRODUCTION    Restoring sinus rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)/atrial flutter (AFl) requires adequate oral anticoagulation prior to direct current cardioversion (DCC). Some patients eligible for DCC are not properly anticoagulated. OBJECTIVES    The aim of the study was to assess risk factors for thrombus and spontaneous echo contrast (SEC) in the left atrium (LA) as well as the safety profile of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)-guided DCC in patients with inadequate anticoagulation...
August 9, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817424/impact-of-simulator-based-training-in-focused-transesophageal-echocardiography-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#6
Andreas Bloch, Robert von Arx, Reto Etter, David Berger, Heiko Kaiser, Armando Lenz, Tobias M Merz
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to determine if training in transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) using a TEE simulator improves the ability of novice operators to perform and interpret a focused critical care TEE. METHODS: In this prospective, randomized, controlled study with blinded outcome assessment, 44 intensive care unit trainees were randomly assigned to a control group receiving 4 hours of lecture-based training only, or an intervention group which was additionally trained for 4 hours using a TEE simulator...
August 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814172/novel-endovascular-management-of-proximal-type-a-debakey-ii-aortic-dissection-with-a-patent-foramen-ovale-occluder
#7
Xun Yuan, Andreas Mitsis, David Mozalbat, Christoph A Nienaber
PURPOSE: To present a novel endovascular management option that avoids open surgery in selected patients with subacute type A aortic dissection (DeBakey II). CASE REPORT: A 75-year-old woman with previous infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm repaired in 2006 and multiple comorbidities (EURO score II 20.5%) was admitted with chest pain; computed tomography angiography (CTA) showed a new dissection in the ascending aorta just above the right coronary ostium. As the patient was considered unfit to undergo surgery, an endovascular solution was suggested after multidisciplinary team discussion...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812247/towards-robot-assisted-echocardiographic-monitoring-in-catheterization-laboratories-usability-centered-manipulator-for-transesophageal-echocardiography
#8
Christina Pahl, Henning Ebelt, Mostafa Sayahkaraji, Eko Supriyanto, Amiliana Soesanto
This paper proposes a robotic Transesophageal Echocardiography (TOE) system concept for Catheterization Laboratories. Cardiovascular disease causes one third of all global mortality. TOE is utilized to assess cardiovascular structures and monitor cardiac function during diagnostic procedures and catheter-based structural interventions. However, the operation of TOE underlies various conditions that may cause a negative impact on performance, the health of the cardiac sonographer and patient safety. These factors have been conflated and evince the potential of robot-assisted TOE...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805031/-ice-or-not-to-ice-during-laao-what-are-the-benefits-and-disadvantages-of-ice-during-laao
#9
EDITORIAL
Wassim Shatila, Zvonimir Krajcer
For left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO), intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) could be a safe alternative to transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). ICE obviates the need for general anesthesia and can be readily implemented in practice. Randomized controlled trials are needed to assess the noninferiority of ICE to TEE for LAAO.
August 1, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801969/anesthetic-management-for-intestinal-transplantation-a-decade-of-experience
#10
Jeron Zerillo, Sang Kim, Bryan Hill, David Shapiro, Hung-Mo Lin, Alyssa Burnham, Jang Moon, Kishore Iyer, Samuel DeMaria
BACKGROUND: Intestinal transplantation (ITx) is the definitive therapy for patients suffering from intestinal failure. Previous published reports suggest that these cases should be managed peri-operatively with the same intensive monitors and techniques as in liver transplantation. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the anesthetic management of sixty-seven isolated intestinal, intestinal-pancreas and intestinal-kidney transplants over the previous decade (2005-2015) in our tertiary care institution...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800987/dynamic-three-dimensional-geometry-of-the-aortic-valve-apparatus-a-feasibility-study
#11
Arash Khamooshian, Yannis Amador, Ting Hai, Jelliffe Jeganathan, Maria Saraf, Eitezaz Mahmood, Robina Matyal, Kamal R Khabbaz, Massimo Mariani, Feroze Mahmood
OBJECTIVE: To provide (1) an overview of the aortic valve (AV) apparatus anatomy and nomenclature, and (2) data regarding the normal AV apparatus geometry and dynamism during the cardiac cycle obtained from three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3D TEE). DESIGN: Retrospective feasibility study. SETTING: A single-center university teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study was performed on data of 10 patients with a nonregurgitant, nonstenotic aortic valve undergoing cardiac surgery...
August 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800986/are-transthoracic-and-transesophageal-echocardiography-equal-partners-in-the-assessment-of-paravalvular-leak-after-tavr
#12
EDITORIAL
Michelle Capdeville, Andrej Alfirevic
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800985/assessment-of-paravalvular-leak-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-transesophageal-echocardiography-compared-with-transthoracic-echocardiography
#13
Emily G Teeter, Claire Dakik, Mary Cooter, Zainab Samad, Kamrouz Ghadimi, J Kevin Harrison, Jeffery Gaca, Mark Stafford-Smith, Brandi A Bottiger
OBJECTIVES: Determine whether moderate or greater paravalvular leak (PVL) after transcatheter aortic valve replacement quantified using intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is associated with mortality and investigate the correlation between PVL grading using intraoperative TEE and postoperative transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). DESIGN: Retrospective, observational study. SETTING: Single academic institution. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised adult patients undergoing elective transcatheter aortic valve replacement between April 2011 and February 2014...
August 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799449/the-impact-of-the-latest-echocardiographic-chamber-quantification-recommendations-on-the-prediction-of-left-atrial-appendage-thrombus-presence-by-transthoracic-echocardiography
#14
Karolina Kupczynska, Jaroslaw D Kasprzak, Blazej W Michalski, Dawid L Miskowiec, Piotr Lipiec
INTRODUCTION: The latest recommendations for echocardiographic chamber quantification have implemented updated normal values for all cardiac chambers. PURPOSE: To evaluate the incidence of normal and abnormal values of routine echocardiographic parameters such as left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and left atrial volume indexed to body surface area (LAVi) in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and to determine the influence of LVEF and LAVi reclassification on the prediction of LAAT by transthoracic echocardiography...
August 11, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797952/left-atrial-appendage-closure-using-amplatzer%C3%A2-devices-a-large-multicenter-italian-registry
#15
Sergio Berti, Gennaro Santoro, Elvis Brscic, Matteo Montorfano, Luigi Vignali, Paolo Danna, Claudio Tondo, Gianpiero D'Amico, Amerigo Stabile, Salvatore Saccà, Giuseppe Patti, Antonio Rapacciuolo, Arnaldo Poli, Paolo Golino, Paolo Magnavacchi, Alberto De Caterina, Francesco Meucci, Bruno Pezzulich, Marco Rezzaghi, Miroslava Stolcova, Giuseppe Tarantini
BACKGROUND: Left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) has been proven to be effective for stroke prophylaxis in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). We aim to assess the safety and efficacy of LAAO by AMPLATZER™ devices in a large, multicenter, single-nation cohort of NVAF patients at high-risk of stroke and bleeding. METHODS: From December 2008 to April 2015 613 NVAF patients (75.1±8.0years, 62.5% male) underwent LAAO in 15 Italian centers by AMPLATZER™ devices...
July 16, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795442/protruding-coronary-stent-detected-by-transesophageal-echocardiography-changes-surgical-procedure
#16
David M Corda, Carl Dragstedt, Gary S Allen, Gregory M Janelle
This case describes an unusual intraoperative transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) finding of an unknown sinus of Valsalva mass in a patient undergoing an off-pump coronary artery bypass procedure. The intraoperative TEE finding not only revealed a protruding right coronary ostial stent but also changed the surgical procedure to include an aortotomy that allowed successful removal of the stent. As interventional cardiologists begin exploring more techniques to manage difficult ostial lesions, this finding may be seen more commonly in the future...
August 9, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794364/an-ineffective-differential-diagnosis-of-infective-endocarditis-and-rheumatic-heart-disease-after-streptococcal-skin-and-soft-tissue-infection
#17
Tetsuya Suzuki, Momoko Mawatari, Toshihiko Iizuka, Tatsuya Amano, Satoshi Kutsuna, Yoshihiro Fujiya, Nozomi Takeshita, Kayoko Hayakawa, Norio Ohmagari
We herein report the case of a 68-year-old woman with a skin and soft tissue infection at her extremities. The blood culture results were positive for Streptococcus pyogenes, and we started treatment using ampicillin and clindamycin, although subsequent auscultation revealed a new-onset heart murmur. We therefore suspected rheumatic heart disease and infective endocarditis. The case met both the Jones criteria and the modified Duke criteria. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed vegetation on the aortic valve, although the pathological findings were also compatible with both rheumatic heart disease and infective endocarditis...
August 10, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791582/physiological-mitral-annular-dynamics-preserved-after-ring-annuloplasty-in-mid-term-period
#18
Masaaki Ryomoto, Masataka Mitsuno, Mitsuhiro Yamamura, Hiroe Tanaka, Naosumi Sekiya, Hisashi Uemura, Ayaka Sato, Daisuke Ueda, Yuji Miyamoto
OBJECTIVE: Mitral annular structure and dynamics after mitral ring annuloplasty using transesophageal echocardiography during the operation have been reported. We evaluated mitral annular structure and dynamics of three different rings in the mid-term period postoperatively. METHODS: Thirty-one patients underwent mitral valve repair for degenerative mitral insufficiency. The MEMO 3D ring (semi-flexible), Carpentier-Edwards Physio II ring (semi-rigid), and St. Jude Medical Rigid Saddle Ring (rigid) were implanted in 15, 12, and eight patients, respectively, from September 2009 to February 2015...
August 8, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782853/relationship-between-device-size-and-body-weight-in-dogs-with-patent-ductus-arteriosus-undergoing-amplatz-canine-duct-occluder-deployment
#19
S Wesselowski, A B Saunders, S G Gordon
BACKGROUND: Deployment of the Amplatz Canine Duct Occluder (ACDO) is the preferred method for minimally invasive occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in dogs, with appropriate device sizing crucial to successful closure. Dogs of any body weight can be affected by PDA. OBJECTIVES: To describe the range of ACDO sizes deployed in dogs of various body weights for improved procedural planning and inventory selection and to investigate for correlation between minimal ductal diameter (MDD) and body weight...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781880/acute-aortic-occlusion-due-to-tumor-embolism-in-a-patient-with-lung-malignancy
#20
Stella Lioudaki, Nikolaos Kontopodis, Stefanos Palioudakis, Anastasios V Koutsopoulos, Ioannis Drositis, Christos V Ioannou
OBJECTIVES: Acute lower limb ischemia caused by tumor embolization is rare, despite the fact that cancer is a common cause of hypercoagulability predisposing to venous thrombosis. Arterial embolization is mostly associated with intracardiac tumors while lung malignancies are the second most common cause of tumor embolism. METHODS: In this report, we present a male patient who developed acute bilateral lower limb ischemia in the immediate postoperative period after a thoracotomy for attempted left upper lobe resection for lung cancer...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
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