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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922813/transcatheter-tricuspid-repair-with-mitraclip-for-severe-primary-tricuspid-regurgitation
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Neil P Fam, Kim A Connelly, Christoph Hammerstingl, Geraldine Ong, Anthony W A Wassef, Heather J Ross, Subodh Verma
Severe tricuspid regurgitation is an independent predictor of adverse outcomes, yet few patients undergo surgery and treatment with medical therapy is often inadequate. Recent studies have reported the use of the MitraClip system (Abbott Vascular) to treat secondary tricuspid regurgitation. We describe the first use of MitraClip to treat severe primary tricuspid regurgitation and right heart failure in a patient with previous cardiac transplantation and high surgical risk.
December 2016: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922771/giant-cell-myocarditis-a-brief-review
#2
Jin Xu, Erin G Brooks
Giant cell myocarditis (GCM) is a rapidly progressive and frequently fatal disease that mainly affects young to middle-aged previously healthy individuals. Early diagnosis is critical, as recent studies have shown that rapidly instituted cyclosporine-based immunosuppression can reduce inflammation and improve transplant-free survival. Before the 1980s, GCM was mainly a diagnosis made at autopsy. Owing to advancements in diagnostic and therapeutic options, it is now increasingly diagnosed on the basis of endomyocardial biopsies, explanted hearts, or apical wedge sections removed at the time of ventricular assist device placement...
December 2016: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920725/controlled-reperfusion-strategies-improve-cardiac-hemodynamic-recovery-after-warm-global-ischemia-in-an-isolated-working-rat-heart-model-of-donation-after-circulatory-death-dcd
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Emilie Farine, Petra Niederberger, Rahel K Wyss, Natalia Méndez-Carmona, Brigitta Gahl, Georg M Fiedler, Thierry P Carrel, Hendrik T Tevaearai Stahel, Sarah L Longnus
Aims: Donation after circulatory death (DCD) could improve cardiac graft availability, which is currently insufficient to meet transplant demand. However, DCD organs undergo an inevitable period of warm ischemia and most cardioprotective approaches can only be applied at reperfusion (procurement) for ethical reasons. We investigated whether modifying physical conditions at reperfusion, using four different strategies, effectively improves hemodynamic recovery after warm ischemia. Methods and Results: Isolated hearts of male Wistar rats were perfused in working-mode for 20 min, subjected to 27 min global ischemia (37°C), and 60 min reperfusion (n = 43)...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918214/immunosuppression-and-adult-heart-transplantation-emerging-therapies-and-opportunities
#4
Nicholas Furiasse, Jon A Kobashigawa
Immunosuppression following heart transplantation has improved graft longevity through the reduction of cellular and antibody mediated rejection. The attempt to limit the unintended consequences of immunosuppressive therapies and address sensitized patients has led to a revolution in immunosuppression. Areas Covered: This review will focus on the current emerging immunosuppressive therapies in heart transplantation while reviewing the effective contemporary treatments, and explore the potential development of new immunomodulatory therapies...
December 5, 2016: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916323/donor-specific-anti-hla-antibodies-with-antibody-mediated-rejection-and-long-term-outcomes-following-heart-transplantation
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Kevin J Clerkin, Maryjane A Farr, Susan W Restaino, Emmanuel Zorn, Farhana Latif, Elena R Vasilescu, Charles C Marboe, Paolo C Colombo, Donna M Mancini
BACKGROUND: Donor-specific anti-HLA antibodies (DSA) are common after heart transplantation and are associated with rejection, cardiac allograft vasculopathy, and mortality. A noninvasive diagnostic test for pathologic antibody-mediated rejection (pAMR) does not exist. METHODS: From January 1, 2010, through August 31, 2013, 221 consecutive adult patients underwent heart transplantation and were followed through October 1, 2015. The primary objective was to determine whether the presence of DSA could detect AMR at the time of pathologic diagnosis...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916176/functional-assessment-and-transplantation-of-the-donor-heart-after-circulatory-death
#6
Simon J Messer, Richard G Axell, Simon Colah, Paul A White, Marian Ryan, Aravinda A Page, Barbora Parizkova, Kamen Valchanov, Christopher W White, Darren H Freed, Euan Ashley, John Dunning, Martin Goddard, Jayan Parameshwar, Christopher J Watson, Thomas Krieg, Ayyaz Ali, Steven Tsui, Stephen R Large
BACKGROUND: After a severe shortage of brain-dead donors, the demand for heart transplantation has never been greater. In an attempt to increase organ supply, abdominal and lung transplant programs have turned to the donation after circulatory-determined death (DCD) donor. However, because heart function cannot be assessed after circulatory death, DCD heart transplantation was deemed high risk and never adopted routinely. We report a novel method of functional assessment of the DCD heart resulting in a successful clinical program...
December 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916031/-experience-of-the-selection-and-maintainence-for-donor-lung-62-cases-attached
#7
G L Peng, X Xu, D X Huang, B Wei, D Xiao, W Wang, Y D Wang, J X He
Objective: To summarize the experience of selection and maintainence for the lungs from donation. Methods: From January 2015 to June 2016, 62 cases had been evaluated by Department of Thoracic Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University. All the clinic data had been collected to evaluate the donor lungs, including the basic information, physical examination, results of radiology and laboratory, the bronchoscope, etc. All the satisfactory donors had been harvested and transplanted to the receipient and then follow up...
December 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913896/mesenchymal-stem-cells-with-enos-over-expression-enhance-cardiac-repair-in-rats-with-myocardial-infarction
#8
Leilei Chen, Yuan Zhang, Liangliang Tao, Zhijian Yang, Liansheng Wang
PURPOSE: Transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is a promising therapeutic option for patients with acute myocardial infarction. METHODS: We show here that the ectopic overexpression of endothelial nitric oxide synthases (eNOS), an endothelial form of NOS, could enhance the ability of MSCs in treating ischemic heart damage after the occlusion of the coronary artery. RESULTS: Adenoviral delivery of human eNOS gene into mouse bone marrow-derived MSCs (BM-MSCs) conferred resistance to oxygen glucose deprivation (OGD)-induced cell death in vitro, and elevated the bioavailability of nitric oxide when injected into the myocardium in vivo...
December 3, 2016: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913008/microrna-98-plays-a-critical-role-in-experimental-myocarditis
#9
Xiao Chen, Shuo Dong, Ningning Zhang, Liang Chen, Mao-Gang Li, Ping-Chang Yang, Jiangping Song
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Myocarditis is inflammation in the heart; its pathogenesis is to be further investigated. Activities of micro RNAs (miR) are associated with immune inflammation. This study tests a hypothesis that miR-98 is involved in the development of myocarditis. METHODS: BALB/c mice were immunized with cardiac α-myosin heavy chain peptides (MyHC-α) to induce myocarditis. The effects of miR-98 on regulation of interleukin (IL)-10 were assessed by real time RT-PCR...
November 23, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912203/prognostic-factors-associated-with-15-year-mortality-in-patients-with-hospitalized-systolic-hf-results-of-the-observational-community-based-epical-cohort-study
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Nelly Agrinier, Nathalie Thilly, Serge Briançon, Yves Juillière, Paul-Michel Mertes, Jean-Pierre Villemot, François Alla, Faiez Zannad
AIMS: Little data on very long-term survival and associated prognostic factors in heart failure (HF) are available. The aim was to describe 15-year survival and to identify the baseline prognostic factors associated with mortality in a community-based sample of patients hospitalized for systolic HF. METHODS: Vital status was collected 15years after inclusion of 352 patients hospitalized for systolic HF born in France from the prospective cohort EPICAL. The prognostic value of baseline socioeconomic, clinical and biological characteristics on 15-year mortality was assessed using Cox models...
November 12, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910802/near-infrared-spectroscopy-evaluated-cerebral-oxygenation-during-anesthesia
#11
Henrik Sørensen
Likely, maintained organ and notably cerebral perfusion, secures rapid recovery following anesthesia. To secure cerebral blood flow (CBF) at least mean arterial pressure (MAP) and the arterial carbon dioxide tension (PaCO2) need to be considered. CBF is "autoregulated", i.e. stays more or less stable within a MAP of 50-150 mmHg, but the lower limit appears to depend on the central blood volume and/or cardiac output, illustrated by a decrease in CBF at a MAP of 80 mmHg with a compromised central blood volume, while CBF remains constant with a MAP < 40 mmHg, if the central blood volume is maintained...
December 2016: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909839/biventricular-support-using-a-centrifugal-pump-in-a-6%C3%A2-year-old-with-fulminant-myocarditis
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Hiromu Kehara, Tamaki Takano, Takamitsu Terasaki, Kenji Okada
We experienced a case of ventricular assist with both a pulsatile-flow and a continuous-flow pump in a pediatric patient, and herein report the clinical course and characteristics of the pumps. A 6-year-old female was diagnosed with fulminant myocarditis and transferred to our hospital for mechanical support. After 12 days of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, we implanted a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) and a right ventricular assist device (RVAD) using centrifugal Gyro pumps with a membrane oxygenator in a paracorporeal fashion...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909753/six-minute-walk-test-as-a-predictor-for-outcome-in-children-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-and-chronic-stable-heart-failure
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Susanna L den Boer, Daniël H K Flipse, Marijke H van der Meulen, Ad P C M Backx, Gideon J du Marchie Sarvaas, Arend D J Ten Harkel, Gabriëlle G van Iperen, Lukas A J Rammeloo, Ronald B Tanke, Willem A Helbing, Tim Takken, Michiel Dalinghaus
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing is an important tool to predict prognosis in children and adults with heart failure. A much less sophisticated exercise test is the 6 min walk test, which has been shown an independent predictor for morbidity and mortality in adults with heart failure. Therefore, we hypothesized that the 6 min walk test could be predictive for outcome in children with dilated cardiomyopathy. We prospectively included 49 children with dilated cardiomyopathy ≥6 years who performed a 6 min walk test...
December 1, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909438/donor-specific-regulatory-t-cells-acquired-from-tolerant-mice-bearing-cardiac-allograft-promote-mixed-chimerism-and-prolong-intestinal-allograft-survival
#14
Xiao-Fei Shen, Jin-Peng Jiang, Jian-Jun Yang, Wei-Zhong Wang, Wen-Xian Guan, Jun-Feng Du
The induction of donor-specific transplant tolerance has always been a central problem for small bowel transplantation (SBT), which is thought to be the best therapy for end-stage bowel failure. With the development of new tolerance-inducing strategies, mixed chimerism induced by co-stimulation blockade has become most potent for tolerance of allografts, such as skin, kidney, and heart. However, a lack of clinically available co-stimulation blockers has hindered efficient application in humans. Furthermore, unlike those for other types of solid organ transplantation, strategies to induce robust mixed chimerism for intestinal allografts have not been fully developed...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908284/obscured-hemorrhagic-pancreatitis-after-orthotopic-heart-transplantation-complicated-with-acute-right-heart-failure-and-hepatic-dysfunction-a-case-report
#15
Ting-Wei Lin, Meng-Ta Tsai, Jun-Neng Roan, Yi-Sheng Liu, Hong-Ming Tsai, Chwan-Yau Luo
BACKGROUND: Pancreatitis is a serious complication after cardiac surgery and can lead to significant morbidities and mortality. The incidence of pancreatitis is even higher in patients undergoing heart transplantation than in those undergoing other cardiac surgeries. Nevertheless, the clinical presentations of pancreatitis are frequently atypical in these patients. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a heart recipient who was complicated with acute right heart failure initially after orthotopic heart transplantation and developed devastating unanticipated hemorrhagic pancreatitis 1 month after the transplantation...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906830/heterotopic-abdominal-rat-heart-transplantation-as-a-model-to-investigate-volume-dependency-of-myocardial-remodeling
#16
Kálmán Benke, Alex Ali Sayour, Csaba Mátyás, Bence Ágg, Balázs Tamás Németh, Attila Oláh, Mihály Ruppert, István Hartyánszky, Zoltán Szabolcs, Tamás Radovits, Béla Merkely, Gábor Szabó
Heterotopic abdominal rat heart transplantation has been extensively used to investigate ischemic/reperfusion injury, immunological consequences during heart transplantations and also to study remodeling of the myocardium due to volume unloading. We provide a unique review on the latter and present a summary of the experimental studies on rat heart transplantation to illustrate changes that occur to the myocardium due to volume unloading. We divided the literature based on whether normal or failing rat heart models were used...
December 1, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904909/from-left-ventricular-assist-device-to-transplant-to-home-an-interdisciplinary-team-approach-to-treating-medically-complex-cardiac-patients-during-the-bridge-to-transplantation-a-case-report
#17
Keith J Foster, Angelica Cota, Stephanie Cleves
CASE REPORT: A 56-year-old man presented with advanced heart failure requiring implantation of a left ventricular assist device and was discharged home. after implantation He returned to the hospital with right posterior putamen stroke and after a comprehensive rehabilitation programme was discharged home with the ability to be independent. The patient later underwent heart transplantation and subsequently required readmission to inpatient rehabilitation. He again completed a comprehensive rehabilitation programme and returned home with the ability to be independent with use of a single-point cane for ambulation...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903535/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-cardiac-strain-pattern-following-transplantation-of-human-tissue-engineered-heart-muscles
#18
Xulei Qin, Johannes Riegler, Malte Tiburcy, Xin Zhao, Tony Chour, Babacar Ndoye, Michael Nguyen, Jackson Adams, Mohamed Ameen, Thomas S Denney, Phillip C Yang, Patricia Nguyen, Wolfram H Zimmermann, Joseph C Wu
BACKGROUND: The use of tissue engineering approaches in combination with exogenously produced cardiomyocytes offers the potential to restore contractile function after myocardial injury. However, current techniques assessing changes in global cardiac performance after such treatments are plagued by relatively low detection ability. Since the treatment is locally performed, this detection could be improved by myocardial strain imaging that measures regional contractility. METHODS AND RESULTS: Tissue engineered heart muscles (EHMs) were generated by casting human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes with collagen in preformed molds...
November 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903111/electric-stimulation-enhances-cardiac-differentiation-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-for-myocardial-infarction-therapy
#19
Ruilian Ma, Jialiang Liang, Wei Huang, Linlin Guo, WenFeng Cai, Lei Wang, Christian Paul, Huang-Tian Yang, Ha Won Kim, Yigang Wang
AIM: Electrical stimulation (EleS) can promote cardiac differentiation, but the underlying mechanism is not well known. This study investigated the effect of EleS on cardiomyocyte (CM) differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) and evaluated the therapeutic effects for the treatment of myocardial infarction (MI). RESULTS: Cardiac differentiation of hiPSCs was induced with EleS after embryoid body formation. Spontaneously beating hiPSCs were observed as early at 2 days when treated with EleS as compared to control treatment...
November 30, 2016: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903010/heartmate-ii-left-ventricular-assist-device-pump-exchange-a-single-institution-experience
#20
Asad F Shaikh, Susan M Joseph, Brian Lima, Shelley A Hall, Rajasekhar Malyala, Aldo E Rafael, Gonzalo V Gonzalez-Stawinski, Themistokles Chamogeorgakis
Background Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have revolutionized the treatment of patients with end-stage heart failure. These devices are replaced when pump complications arise if heart transplant is not possible. We present our experience with HeartMate II (HMII (Thoratec, Plesanton, California, United States)) LVAD pump exchange. Materials and Methods We retrospectively reviewed all cases that required pump exchange due to LVAD complication from November 2011 until June 2016 at a single high-volume institution...
November 30, 2016: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
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