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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147966/polyamine-concentration-is-increased-in-thoracic-ascending-aorta-of-patients-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve
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Amalia Forte, Mario Grossi, Ciro Bancone, Marilena Cipollaro, Marisa De Feo, Per Hellstrand, Lo Persson, Bengt-Olof Nilsson, Alessandro Della Corte
Polyamines are cationic molecules synthesized via a highly regulated pathway, obtained from the diet or produced by the gut microbiota. They are involved in general molecular and cellular phenomena that play a role also in vascular disease. Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a congenital malformation associated to a greater risk of thoracic ascending aorta (TAA) aneurysm, whose pathogenesis is not yet well understood. We focused on differential analysis of key members of polyamine pathway and on polyamine concentration in non-dilated TAA samples from patients with either stenotic tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) or BAV (diameter ≤ 45 mm), vs...
November 17, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146614/heart-rate-reduction-improves-biventricular-function-and-interactions-in-experimental-pulmonary-hypertension
#2
Olga Gomez, Kenichi Okumura, Osami Honjo, Mei Sun, Ryo Ishii, Bart Bijens, Mark K Friedberg
OBJECTIVES: To investigate mechanisms of heart rate (HR) reduction on biventricular function and interactions in experimental pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). METHODS: We compared cardiac-cycle mechanics and interventricular interactions in 15 sham, 8 monocrotaline-PAH, 9 PAH+carvedilol and 8 PAH+ivabradine rats. We used echocardiography to assess biventricular function, timing of cardiac- cycle events and septal position in PAH rats; and related HR reduction effect on biventricular function measured by echocardiography and conductance catheter...
November 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143104/left-ventricular-end-diastolic-dimension-and-septal-e-are-predictors-of-cardiac-index-at-rest-while-tricuspid-annular-plane-systolic-excursion-is-a-predictor-of-peak-oxygen-uptake-in-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension
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Yoshihisa Nakano, Naoki Okumura, Shiro Adachi, Shigetake Shimokata, Fumitaka Tajima, Yoshihiro Kamimura, Toyoaki Murohara, Takahisa Kondo
Little is known regarding a correlation of hemodynamics at rest or exercise capacity with echocardiographic parameters in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH). To clarify these potential correlations, we performed transthoracic echocardiography, right heart catheterization, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing in 53 patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). Left ventricular end-diastolic dimension (LVDd), early diastolic velocity of the septal mitral annulus (septal e'), tricuspid regurgitation peak gradient (TRPG), and tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) were significantly correlated with cardiac index (LVDd; r = 0...
November 15, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142816/unilateral-pulmonary-edema-in-a-patient-with-worsening-tricuspid-valve-regurgitation-a-secret-inside-pulmonary-veins
#4
Elvira Resciniti, Ilaria Caso, Iside Scarfò, Giuseppe Di Pasquale, Giovanni La Canna
We present the case of a 69-year-old patient who was referred to the Department of Echocardiography for surgical treatment of severe tricuspid valve regurgitation (TVR) with advanced congestive heart failure. In 2013 the patient underwent unsuccessful percutaneous ablation for permanent atrial fibrillation. In 2015, following numerous episodes of atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure with left pleural effusion, the patient was admitted to another center. A transthoracic echocardiogram showed severe TVR and moderate precapillary pulmonary hypertension, confirmed at right cardiac catheterization...
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142811/carotid-artery-stiffness-and-development-of-hypertension-in-people-with-paraplegia-and-no-overt-cardiovascular-disease-a-7-year-follow-up-study
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Olga Vriz, Nicole Bertin, Arianna Ius, Emiliana Bizzarini, Eduardo Bossone, Francesco Antonini-Canterin
Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare arterial stiffness between people with paraplegia and able-bodied persons (ABPs) and to assess cardiovascular markers that may be predictive of the development of arterial hypertension in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). Setting: This study was conducted at rehabilitation Hospital, Udine (Italy). Methods: Fifty-seven patients with SCI were prospectively enrolled and compared with 88 healthy ABPs...
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141525/hyperacute-hemodynamic-effects-of-bipap-noninvasive-ventilation-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure-and-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction-in-emergency-department
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Cinzia Moret Iurilli, Natale Daniele Brunetti, Paola Rita Di Corato, Giuseppe Salvemini, Matteo Di Biase, Marco Matteo Ciccone, Vito Procacci
BACKGROUND: Acute heart failure (AHF) is one of the leading causes of admission to emergency department (ED); severe hypoxemic AHF may be treated with noninvasive ventilation (NIV). Despite the demonstrated clinical efficacy of NIV in relieving symptoms of AHF, less is known about the hyperacute effects of bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) ventilation on hemodynamics of patients admitted to ED for AHF. We therefore aimed to assess the effect of BiPAP ventilation on principal hemodynamic, respiratory, pulse oximetry, and microcirculation indexes in patients admitted to ED for AHF, needing NIV...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139013/engineering-analysis-of-tricuspid-annular-dynamics-in-the-beating-ovine-heart
#7
Manuel K Rausch, Marcin Malinowski, Penny Wilton, Asghar Khaghani, Tomasz A Timek
Functional tricuspid regurgitation is a significant source of morbidity and mortality in the US. Furthermore, treatment of functional tricuspid regurgitation is suboptimal with significant recurrence rates, which may, at least in part, be due to our limited knowledge of the relationship between valvular shape and function. Here we study the dynamics of the healthy in vivo ovine tricuspid annulus to improve our understanding of normal annular deformations throughout the cardiac cycle. To this end, we determine both clinical as well as engineering metrics of in vivo annular dynamics based on sonomicrometry crystals surgically attached to the annulus...
November 14, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134537/current-status-of-cardiovascular-surgery-in-japan-2013-and-2014-a-report-based-on-the-japan-cardiovascular-surgery-database-4-valvular-heart-surgery
#8
Kiyoharu Nakano, Norimichi Hirahara, Noboru Motomura, Hiroaki Miyata, Shinichi Takamoto
Data from the Japan cardiovascular surgery database from 2013 to 2014 were analyzed to demonstrate the mortality rate and choice of surgical procedures, especially concerning the selection of valve prosthesis for each valve position and patient age group, and the effects of preoperative complications on mortality and prosthetic valve selection. The proportion of each surgical procedure was compared for each patient age in the aortic, mitral, and tricuspid positions. The proportion of mechanical valve prostheses was 23...
November 13, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133065/-functional-tricuspid-regurgitation-and-apical-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-strategy-regarding-a-clinical-case
#9
Jesús Piqueras-Flores, Alfonso Jurado-Román, Pedro Pérez-Díaz, Ramón Maseda-Uriza, Germán Hernández-Herra, M Ángeles Pérez-Martínez, María Thiscal López-Lluva, Juan Antonio Requena-Ibáñez, Raquel Frías-García, Ignacio Sánchez-Pérez, Fernando Lozano-Ruiz-Poveda
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November 10, 2017: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127236/structural-and-functional-changes-of-the-pulmonary-vasculature-after-hypoxia-exposure-in-the-neonatal-period-a-new-swine-model-of-pulmonary-vascular-disease
#10
Daphne P M de Wijs-Meijler, Richard W B van Duin, Dirk J Duncker, Urs Scherrer, Claudio Sartori, Irwin K M Reiss, Daphne Merkus
Pulmonary vascular disease (PVD) represents an underestimated and increasing clinical burden in the neonatal period, but also later in life, when exercise-tolerance is decreased. Animal models performing long-term follow-up after a perinatal insult are lacking. This study aimed to develop and characterize a neonatal swine model with hypoxia-induced PVD, during long-term follow-up after re-exposure to normoxia, and to investigate the exercise response in this model. Piglets were exposed to a normoxic (N=10) or hypoxic environment (N=9) for four weeks...
November 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126689/the-feasibility-and-impact-of-routine-combined-limited-transthoracic-echocardiography-and-lung-ultrasound-on-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-admitted-to-icu-a-prospective-observational-study
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Kavi Haji, Darsim Haji, David J Canty, Alistair G Royse, Dhaksha Tharmaraj, Meor Azraee, Lynda Hopkins, Collin F Royse
OBJECTIVES: Limited transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and lung ultrasound increasingly is performed in the intensive care unit (ICU), though used in a goal-directed rather than routine manner. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTINGS: Tertiary ICU. PARTICIPANTS: Ninety-three critically ill participants within 24 hours of admission to ICU. METHODS: A treating intensivist documented a clinical diagnosis and management plan before and after combined limited TTE and lung ultrasound...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121956/regional-differences-in-prognostic-value-of-cardiac-valve-plane-displacement-in-systemic-light-chain-amyloidosis
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Marco M Ochs, Thomas Fritz, Nisha Arenja, Johannes Riffel, Florian Andre, Derliz Mereles, Fabian Aus dem Siepen, Ute Hegenbart, Stefan Schönland, Hugo A Katus, Matthias G W Friedrich, Sebastian J Buss
BACKGROUND: To compare the prognostic value of cardiac valve plane displacement (CVPD) on various locations in cardiac light chain (AL) amyloidosis. METHODS: Consecutive patients with biopsy-proven cardiac involvement in AL amyloidosis who had undergone cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) between 2005 and 2014 in our institution, were retrospectively identified and data analyzed. The primary combined endpoint was all-cause mortality or heart transplantation...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121072/accuracy-of-echocardiographic-indices-for-serial-monitoring-of-right-ventricular-systolic-function-in-patients-with-precapillary-pulmonary-hypertension
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Takahiro Sato, Ichizo Tsujino, Hiroshi Ohira, Noriko Oyama-Manabe, Yoichi M Ito, Chisa Takashina, Taku Watanabe, Masaharu Nishimura
BACKGROUND: Serial assessment of right ventricular ejection fraction (RVEF) predicts the clinical outcome of patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH). Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) enables RVEF monitoring, but its applicability is limited in clinical practice. This study aimed to examine the correlation between changes in CMRI-derived RVEF with those in echocardiographic indices in patients with precapillary PH. METHODS: CMRI and echocardiographic indices of RV systolic function were evaluated at baseline and follow-up in 54 consecutive patients with precapillary PH (pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), n = 23; non-PAH, n = 31)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120587/matrix-metalloproteinase-2-and-osteoprotegrin-as-new-markers-of-increased-atherosclerotic-risk-in-egyptian-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Amany M Elsaeed, Amal H Ibrahiem, Asmaa A Ali
The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is rising continuously. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is among the leading causes of death and premature mortality of patients with CKD. It has been suggested that the assessment of CKD-associated CVD risk factors together with conventional risk factors should be performed in order to improve the prediction of coronary heart disease risk. The reduction of these factors seems to be effective in lowering cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality in patients with CKD...
January 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118948/transcatheter-heart-valve-in-valve-implantation-with-edwards-sapien-bioprosthetic-valve-for-different-degenerated-bioprosthetic-valve-positions-first-iranian-viv-report-with-mid-term-follow-up
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Ali Mohammad Haji Zeinali, Kyomars Abbasi, Mohammad Saheb Jam, Shahrooz Yazdani, Seyedeh Hamideh Mortazavi
Introduction: After early successful experience with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), concept of transcatheter implantation of a new valve within a failing bioprosthetic valve emerged. Valve-in-valve (ViV) implantation seems to be a simpler option for high risk surgical patients. Methods: We performed five ViV procedures in different valve positions. We included patients with failing bioprosthetic valves with high surgical risk due to concomitant comorbidities. We performed 2 transapical ViV procedures for failing mitral bioprosthetic valves, 1 transfemoral procedure for failing pulmonary valve and 2 transfemoral ViV implantation for failing tricuspid bioprosthetic valves...
2017: Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118883/assessment-of-right-ventricular-function-by-newer-imaging-in-echocardiography-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#16
Priyanker Mondal, Prashant Kumar, Manish Vinayak, Anurag Passi, Dhurjati Prasad Sinha
Background: The aims of the study were to assess the right ventricular (RV) functions in patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) with RV longitudinal strain (RVLS) in addition to conventional parameters, as well as its correlation with severity and prognosis in IPAH. Methods: Twenty-two IPAH patients were followed up for 1 year. ANOVA and Gabriel's pairwise comparison tests were used for comparison of RVLS with respect to WHO functional class status...
October 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118301/two-incision-totally-thoracoscopic-approach-for-mitral-valve-replacement
#17
Guochang Zhao, Jie Gao, Yan Liu, Song Gu, Yulin Guo, Bin Xie, Pi Xiong Su
Totally thoracosopic mitral valve replacement (MVR) has been applied to mitral stenosis for many years. Three working ports are usually necessary, among which the longest port ranges from 6 to 8 cm. This study aimed to determine the safety and feasibility of the two-incision totally thoracoscopic approach for MVR, with the longest incision of 3 cm.From January 2014 to February 2016, 90 patients with mitral valve stenosis were retrospectively analyzed. Thirty-six (40%) patients were included in the two-incision group and 54 patients were operated on using the sternotomy approach...
November 8, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116970/assessment-of-tricuspid-annular-motion-by-speckle-tracking-in-anesthetized-patients-using-transesophageal-echocardiography
#18
Tao Shen, Michael H Picard, Lanqi Hua, Sara M Burns, Michael N Andrawes
BACKGROUND: The perioperative assessment of right ventricular (RV) function remains a challenge. Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) using M-mode is a widely used measure of RV function. However, accurate alignment of the ultrasound beam with the direction of annular movement can be difficult with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) to measure TAPSE, precluding effective use of M-mode to measure annular excursion. Tracking of specular reflectors in the myocardium may provide an angle-independent method to assess annular motion with TEE...
November 7, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115044/a-leg-ulcer-with-pulsating-varicose-veins%C3%A2-%C3%A2-from-the-legs-to-the-heart
#19
Sabrina Johanna Swoboda, Hauke Schumann, Dimitra Kiritsi
We present the case of a 58-year-old man who presented to our wound care centre with a 7 -month history of a progressive unilateral leg ulcer. He reported intermittent, heavy bleeding at the ulcer. The duplex sonography showed a bilateral incompetence of the saphenofemoral junctions and the entire course of the great saphenous veins and, surprisingly, also a bilateral reversed arterial-like pulsating flow in the great and small saphenous veins as well as in the deep veins of the lower extremities. During cardiac examination by auscultation and echocardiography, we detected a previously undescribed severe tricuspid insufficiency with strongly reduced systolic ejection of both the left and the right ventricle and repercussions on the peripheral venous system as a cause for the pulsating veins...
November 7, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114731/association-of-cardiac-hemodynamic-factors-with-severity-of-white-matter-hyperintensities-in-chronic-valvular-heart-disease
#20
Woo-Jin Lee, Keun-Hwa Jung, Young Jin Ryu, Jeong-Min Kim, Soon-Tae Lee, Kon Chu, Manho Kim, Sang Kun Lee, Jae-Kyu Roh
Importance: The cerebral white matter hyperintensity (WMH) is frequently noted in patients with chronic heart disease. Long-term alteration of cardiac hemodynamics might have an influence on the mechanism of cerebral WMH. Objective: To investigate the association between chronically altered cardiac hemodynamics and severity of cerebral WMH in patients with chronic valvular heart disease. Design, Setting, and Participants: This cross-sectional analysis identified 303 consecutive patients at a tertiary referral center between 2008 and 2016 who were 50 years or older, and diagnosed with severe chronic valvular heart disease and underwent cardiac catherization, echocardiography, and received brain magnetic resonance imaging...
November 6, 2017: JAMA Neurology
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