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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329312/first-experience-with-transfemoral-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-without-prior-balloon-pre-dilatation-using-a-latest-generation-repositionable-and-retrievable-transcatheter-heart-valve%C3%A2
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Andreas Schaefer, Eva Harmel, Moritz Seiffert, Daniel Reichart, Florian Deuschl, Niklas Schofer, Yvonne Schneeberger, Stefan Blankenberg, Hermann Reichenspurner, Ulrich Schaefer, Lenard Conradi
OBJECTIVES: : The aim of this study was to prove technical feasibility and document haemodynamic and clinical outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with the latest generation repositionable and retrievable Lotus™ transcatheter heart valve (THV) without prior balloon-aortic valvuloplasty (BAV). It has been demonstrated for self-expandable and balloon-expandable THV that implantation without prior BAV is not only feasible and safe but also results in lower fluoroscopy times and amounts of contrast agent while yielding non-inferior haemodynamic and clinical outcome...
February 6, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329307/eacvi-appropriateness-criteria-for-the-use-of-transthoracic-echocardiography-in-adults-a-report-of-literature-and-current-practice-review
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Richard P Steeds, Madalina Garbi, Nuno Cardim, Jaroslaw D Kasprzak, Elif Sade, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Bogdan Alexandru Popescu, Alexandros Stefanidis, Bernard Cosyns, Mark Monaghan, Svend Aakhus, Thor Edvardsen, Frank Flachskampf, Leonarda Galiuto, George Athanassopoulos, Patrizio Lancellotti
The European Association for Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) has outlined the rationale for setting appropriate use criteria (AUC) in cardiovascular (CV) imaging. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is the most common imaging modality in CV disease and is a central tool in diagnosis, follow-up, management planning and intervention. The purpose of AUC is to inform referrers, both to avoid under-use, which may result in incomplete or incorrect diagnosis and treatment, and also over-use, which may delay correct diagnosis, lead to 'treatment cascade', and wastes resources...
February 25, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329277/resting-right-ventricular-function-is-associated-with-exercise-performance-in-pah-but-not-in-cteph
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Michaela Beatrice Rehman, Luke S Howard, Luc P Christiaens, Dipender Gill, J Simon R Gibbs, Petros Nihoyannopoulos
Aims: To assess whether resting right ventricular (RV) function assessed by Global RV longitudinal strain (RVLS) and RV fractional area change (FAC) is associated with exercise performance in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). Methods and results: We prospectively recruited 46 consecutive patients with PAH and 42 patients with CTEPH who were referred for cardio-pulmonary exercise testing (CPET) and transthoracic echocardiography...
February 27, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329229/isolated-severe-leftward-displacement-of-the-septum-primum-anatomic-and-3d-echocardiographic-findings-and-surgical-repair
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Fabio Cuttone, Khaled Hadeed, François Lacour-Gayet, Hugues Lucron, Sebastien Hascoet, Philippe Acar, Bertrand Leobon, Richard Van Praagh
OBJECTIVES: Leftward displacement of the septum primum is usually described as associated with hypoplastic left heart syndrome or visceral heterotaxy. This rare malformation results in partially or totally anomalous pulmonary venous drainage with a normal connection of the pulmonary veins to the left atrium, depending on the degree of septal shift. We report the 3D echocardiographic and anatomic findings as well as the surgical repair in a series of isolated severe leftward displacement of the septum primum, responsible for totally anomalous pulmonary venous drainage...
February 16, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329206/precise-moulded-autologous-pericardial-configurations-for-aortic-cusp-reconstruction
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Mohammad Bashar Izzat, Khaled Hamzeh, Farouk Almohammad
OBJECTIVES: In order to facilitate surgical repair of complex aortic cusp deformities and restoration of aortic valve competence, new moulds were developed to shape the glutaraldehyde-treated autologous pericardium into precise cusp-like configurations that can be used in aortic cusp reconstruction. METHODS: The new moulds embodied the natural geometry of single aortic cusps, and a series of moulds were made available to correspond with all potential aortic cusp sizes...
February 27, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329173/mitral-valve-repair-for-secondary-mitral-regurgitation-in-non-ischaemic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-is-associated-with-left-ventricular-reverse-remodelling-and-increase-of-forward-flow
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Vasileios Kamperidis, Suzanne E van Wijngaarden, Philippe J van Rosendael, William Kok Fai Kong, Madelien V Regeer, Frank van der Kley, Georgios Sianos, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Jeroen J Bax, Victoria Delgado
Aims: It remains unclear whether surgical or transcatheter mitral valve repair for secondary mitral regurgitation (MR) in patients with non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy reverse the underlying left ventricular (LV) pathophysiology. We hypothesized that mitral valve repair improves LV systolic function and forward flow and induces LV reverse remodelling in this group of patients. Methods and results: Seventy-six patients (65 ± 14 years old, 43% male) with non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy and moderate to severe chronic secondary MR treated successfully with transcatheter or surgical mitral valve repair were evaluated...
February 23, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328570/concomitant-valve-in-valve-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-and-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation
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Takashi Murashita, David L Joyce, Alberto Pochettino, John M Stulak, Lyle D Joyce
Redo aortic valve replacement (AVR) performed simultaneously with left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation carries potential for increased mortality rates. Although transcatheter AVR has been used for patients with previous LVAD placement, no literature reports concomitant valve-in-valve transcatheter AVR and LVAD implantation. Our patient had severe aortic prosthetic valve deterioration and advanced heart failure. Given the risks associated with reoperative aortic valve surgery, we chose transcatheter AVR at the time of LVAD implantation...
March 22, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327874/left-atrial-deformation-analysis-in-patients-with-corrected-tetralogy-of-fallot-by-3d-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-from-the-magyar-path-study
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Kálmán Havasi, Péter Domsik, Anita Kalapos, Jackie S McGhie, Jolien W Roos-Hesselink, Tamás Forster, Attila Nemes
Background: Three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography coupled with speckle-tracking echocardiographic (STE) capability is a novel methodology which has been demontrated to be useful for the assessment of left atrial (LA) volumes and functional properties. There is increased scientific interest on myocardial deformation analysis in adult patients with corrected tetralogy of Fallot (cTOF). Objectives: To compare LA volumes, volume-based functional properties and strain parameters between cTOF patients and age- and gender-matched healthy controls...
February 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326528/left-ventricular-tumour-masquerading-as-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-how-one-can-be-misled-by-transthoracic-echocardiography
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Joanna I Ateńska-Pawłowska, Maciej Sterliński, Artur Oręziak, Marcin Sobiech, Michał Lewandowski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325657/assessment-of-image-quality-of-repeated-limited-transthoracic-echocardiography-after-cardiac-surgery
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David J Canty, Johan Heiberg, Jen A Tan, Yang Yang, Alistair G Royse, Colin F Royse, Abdulelah Mobeirek, Fayez El Shaer, Turki Albacker, Rakan I Nazer, Muhammed Fouda, Bakir M Bakir, Ahmed A Alsaddique
OBJECTIVES: The use of limited transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) has been restricted in patients after cardiac surgery due to reported poor image quality. The authors hypothesized that the hemodynamic state could be evaluated in a high proportion of patients at repeated intervals after cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Tertiary university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 51 patients aged 18 years or older presenting for cardiac surgery...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325518/the-impact-of-age-and-gender-on-right-ventricular-diastolic-function-among-healthy-adults
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Antonello D'Andrea, Olga Vriz, Andreina Carbone, Francesco Ferrara, Marco Di Maio, Rosangela Cocchia, Gianluigi Tagliamonte, Edwige Acri, Caterina Driussi, Enrica Pezzullo, Rodolfo Citro, Antonio Cittadini, Raffaele Calabrò, Maria Giovanna Russo, Eduardo Bossone
BACKGROUND: Doppler echocardiography is ideally suited for assessment of diastolic function, being widely available, non-invasive, and less expensive than other techniques. However, data regarding age- and gender-matched reference values of right ventricular diastolic function are limited. This study aims to explore the physiologic variations of right ventricle (RV) diastolic function in a large cohort of healthy adults, and to investigate clinical and echocardiographic correlates. METHODS: From June 2007 to February 2014, 1168 healthy Caucasian subjects [mean age 45...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325072/aortic-assessment-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-patients-and-their-first-degree-relatives
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Pablo Straneo, Gabriel Parma, Natalia Lluberas, Alvaro Marichal, Gerardo Soca, Leandro Cura, Juan J Paganini, Daniel Brusich, Lucia Florio, Victor Dayan
Background Bicuspid aortic valve patients have an increased risk of aortic dilatation. A deficit of nitric oxide synthase has been proposed as the causative factor. No correlation between flow-mediated dilation and aortic diameter has been performed in patients with bicuspid aortic valves and normal aortic diameters. Being a hereditary disease, we compared echocardiographic features and endothelial function in these patients and their first-degree relatives. Methods Comprehensive physical examinations, routine laboratory tests, transthoracic echocardiography, and measurements of endothelium-dependent and non-dependent flow-mediated vasodilatation were performed in 18 bicuspid aortic valve patients (14 type 1 and 4 type 2) and 19 of their first-degree relatives...
March 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324126/relationship-between-cardiac-calcification-and-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-at-hemodialysis-initiation
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Ken Kitamura, Hideki Fujii, Kentaro Nakai, Keiji Kono, Shunsuke Goto, Tatsuya Nishii, Atsushi Kono, Shinichi Nishi
Coronary artery calcification (CAC), cardiac valve calcification (CVC) and left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) are frequently observed in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. These abnormalities significantly affect morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between CAC, CVC and LVH in CKD patients. This study included 96 patients who were hospitalized and initiated hemodialysis between December 2011 and July 2014 at our five institutions. Multi-detector computed tomography for the quantification of CAC using the Agatston score and transthoracic echocardiography for assessing CVC and LVH were performed for all patients included in the study...
March 21, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322179/usefulness-of-intracardiac-echocardiography-for-the-diagnosis-of-infective-endocarditis-following-percutaneous-pulmonary-valve-replacement
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Sara Bouajila, Aurélie Chalard, Claire Dauphin
Infective endocarditis is a serious complication occurring after percutaneous pulmonary valve replacement with a Melody valve; it is of uncertain incidence, and presents a challenging diagnosis. Vegetations may be difficult to visualise with transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography. We report the role of intracardiac echocardiography in this condition by confirming the prosthesis involvement.
March 21, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321239/xinfuli-improves-cardiac-function-histopathological-changes-and-attenuate-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis-in-rats-with-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity
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Pei-Pei Lu, Jie Ma, Xiao-Peng Liang, Cai-Xia Guo, Yan-Kun Yang, Kun-Qi Yang, Qi-Ming Shen, Li-Hong Ma, Xian-Liang Zhou
BACKGROUND: Xinfuli Granule (XG), a compound Chinese herbal medicine, has been effectively used in China for the treatment of heart failure for more than fifty years. This study aimed to investigate the effects and the underlying mechanisms of Xinfuli in rats with doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with intraperitoneal injection of Doxorubicin (DOX, 2.5 mg/kg per week) for six weeks, and then randomly divided into four groups which received intragastrically administration of normal saline (control group) or different dosage of XG (0...
December 2016: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317625/relationship-among-pulmonary-hypertension-autoimmunity-thyroid-hormones-and-dyspnea-in-patients-with-hyperthyroidism
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Sayid Shafi Zuhur, Derya Baykiz, Sonat Pinar Kara, Ertan Sahin, Idris Kuzu, Gulsah Elbuken
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have reported conflicting results regarding the mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of pulmonary hypertension (PHT) in patients with hyperthyroidism. Therefore, in this study, we investigated the association between PHT and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) receptor antibody, thyroid peroxidase antibody, thyroglobulin antibody, TSH, fT3, fT4 and dyspnea during daily activities in a large population of patients with hyperthyroidism. METHODS: A total of 129 consecutive patients with hyperthyroidism, 37 with hypothyroidism and 38 euthyroid controls were enrolled in this study...
April 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317214/characterization-of-blood-flow-through-intrapulmonary-arteriovenous-anastomoses-and-patent-foramen-ovale-at-rest-and-during-exercise-in-stroke-and-transient-ischemic-attack-patients
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Rinaldo Romac, Otto Barak, Duska Glavas, Zora Susilovic Grabovac, Petar Lozo, Igor Roje, Kresimir Caljkusic, Irena Drmic-Hofman, James T Davis, Zeljko Dujic, Andrew T Lovering
OBJECTIVES: We determined whether stroke and/or TIA subjects have exercise-induced blood flow through intrapulmonary arteriovenous anastomoses (QIPAVA ) and/or patent foramen ovale (QPFO ) and a genetic predisposition for ischemic stroke. METHODS: Twenty-eight stroke and/or TIA subjects (33-63 years old) underwent transthoracic saline contrast echocardiography concomitant with transcranial Doppler to detect QIPAVA and QPFO at rest and during supine exercise with and without breathing 100% O2 ...
March 19, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316985/prolonged-p-wave-and-qt-dispersion-in-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-remission
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Helen Aghdasi Bornaun, Nuh Yılmaz, Günsel Kutluk, Reyhan Dedeoğlu, Kazım Öztarhan, Gonca Keskindemirci, Aras Tulunoğlu, Fatih Şap
Objectives. Ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) are chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) with unclear underlying aetiologies. Severe cardiac arrhythmias have been emphasised in a few studies on adult IBD patients. This study aimed to investigate the alteration of the P-wave and QT interval dispersion parameters to assess the risk of atrial conduction and ventricular repolarisation abnormalities in pediatric IBD patients. Patients and Methods. Thirty-six IBD patients in remission (UC: 20, CD: 16) aged 3-18 years and 36 age- and sex-matched control patients were enrolled in the study...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314671/a-case-of-pulmonary-hypertension-due-to-fistulas-between-multiple-systemic-arteries-and-the-right-pulmonary-artery-in-an-adult-discovered-for-occulted-dyspnoea
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Ji-Feng Li, Zhen-Guo Zhai, Tu-Guang Kuang, Min Liu, Zhan-Hong Ma, Yi-Dan Li, Yuan-Hua Yang
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) can be caused by a fistula between the systemic and pulmonary arteries. Here, we report a case of PH due to multiple fistulas between systemic arteries and the right pulmonary artery where the ventilation/perfusion scan showed no perfusion in the right lung. METHODS: A 32-year-old male patient was hospitalised for community-acquired pneumonia. After treatment with antibiotics, the pneumonia was alleviated but dyspnoea persisted...
February 22, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314643/acute-ascending-aortic-dissection-after-mdma-ecstasy-use-a-case-report
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Satoko Kanahara, Mostafa El-Refai, Nasser Lakkis, Rashed Tabbaa
Acute aortic dissection is rare among young patients in the absence of connective tissue disorders. One of the risk factors associated with aortic dissection among young patients is amphetamine use. We report a case of a 37-year-old female with a past medical history of hypertension presenting with syncope and altered mental status who was found to have an acute DeBakey Type I aortic dissection after ingestion of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), commonly known as ecstasy. This is the second case in the literature describing aortic dissection in relation to MDMA use...
November 15, 2016: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
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