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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138760/cardiac-surgery-after-heart-transplantation-elective-operation-or-last-exit-strategy
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Johannes Goekler, Andreas Zuckermann, Emilio Osorio, Faris F Brkic, Keziban Uyanik-Uenal, Guenther Laufer, Arezu Aliabadi-Zuckermann
Background: Because of improved long-term survival after heart transplantation (HTx), late graft pathologies such as valvular disease or cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) might need surgical intervention to enhance longer survival and ensure quality of life. To this date, there exist no guidelines for indication of cardiac surgery other than retransplantation after HTx. Methods: In this retrospective, single-center study, we evaluated patients who underwent cardiac surgery after HTx at our institution...
October 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136152/concomitant-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-solitary-pulmonary-nodule-and-atrial-fibrillation
#2
Rongxin Lu, Ju Mei, Dongfang Zhao, Zhaolei Jiang, Haibo Xiao, Mingsong Wang, Nan Ma
OBJECTIVES: The incidence of both solitary pulmonary nodules (SPN) and non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) has increased over the past decade. We performed concomitant video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery with modified epicardial radiofrequency ablation procedure for NVAF and SPN resection. METHODS: Sixteen patients (7 men, mean age 62.6 ± 11.2 years) with SPN and NVAF underwent this procedure. Of these patients, 10 had paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and 6 persistent atrial fibrillation...
November 10, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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
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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/29131805/management-of-radiation-induced-valvular-heart-disease-due-to-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-in-the-modern-area
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Elise Paven, Claire Cimadevilla, Marina Urena, Marie-Pierre Dilly, Patrick Nataf, Richard Raffoul, Dominique Himbert, Alec Vahanian, David Messika-Zeitoun
AIMS: Series purely related to radiation-induced valvular heart diseases (RI-VHD) due to Hodgkin's lymphoma are scarce. We sought to report their contemporary management at the area of transcatheter therapies. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively enrolled all consecutive patients who underwent a surgical/transcatheter procedure between 2006 and 2016 at our institution for symptomatic RI-VHD due to Hodgkin's lymphoma. Management was left at the discretion of the heart team...
November 14, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128571/exercise-testing-in-mitral-regurgitation
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REVIEW
Raluca Dulgheru, Stella Marchetta, Tadafumi Sugimoto, Yun Yun Go, Alexandra Girbea, Oury Cécile, Patrizio Lancellotti
Mitral regurgitation (MR) is the second most common valvular heart disease referred for corrective surgery. Diagnostic and management dilemmas are not uncommon when dealing with MR patients. Exercise testing plays an important role in sorting out some of these clinical challenges. In primary asymptomatic MR, exercise testing allows symptom assessment, confident link of symptoms to valve disease severity, safe deferral of surgery for the next 1-year in patients with preserved exercise capacity, insights into the mechanism of exercise-induced dyspnea and helps in individual risk stratification...
November 8, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127746/-surgical-treatment-of-aortic-root-aneurysm-comparison-of-bentall-procedure-and-david-reimplantation-of-aortic-valve
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Jiří Ničovský, Jiří Ondrášek, Jan Černý, Daniela Žáková, Petr Němec
INTRODUCTION: The aortic root aneurysm is associated with a more frequent occurrence of aortic dissection and development of aortic regurgitation. The aim of this study was to compare outcomes of composite graft replacement and valve sparing root replacement in treating aortic root aneurysms. METHODS: From January 2006 to December 2015 a total of 137 patients (mean age 46.3 ± 14.5, range 16-65) underwent elective surgery for aortic root aneurysm without valvular structural defects...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118891/systolic-anterior-motion-of-mitral-valve-subchordal-apparatus-a-rare-echocardiographic-pattern-in-non-obstructive-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Jezreel L Taquiso, Stephanie Martha O Obillos, Joerelle V Mojica, Lauro L Abrahan, Elleen C Cunanan, Jaime Alfonso M Aherrera, Jose Donato A Magno
Systolic anterior motion (SAM) of the mitral valve or chordate is one characteristic seen in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) either in obstructive or non-obstructive phenotypes. More often than not, the obstruction is caused by valvular rather than chordal SAM. We describe the role of echocardiography in identifying the actual anatomical location of the mitral valve apparatus involved in SAM and in assessing consequent left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction in an otherwise asymptomatic patient...
October 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106494/impact-of-pulmonary-hypertension-on-long-term-outcome-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis
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Franck Levy, Yohann Bohbot, Khalil Sanhadji, Dan Rusinaru, Anne Ringle, Quentin Delpierre, Sondes Smaali, Mesut Gun, Sylvestre Marechaux, Christophe Tribouilloy
Aims: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is common in severe symptomatic left-sided valvular disease, particularly in aging populations. Inconsistent results have been reported concerning the association between PH and adverse outcomes after aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis (AS). We therefore retrospectively investigated the prognostic significance of PH using peak tricuspid regurgitation velocity (TRV), as defined by the current European Society of Cardiology (ESC)/European Respiratory Society (ERS) guidelines, in a large cohort of patients with severe AS...
June 30, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105519/staphylococcus-aureus-bacteraemia-and-endocarditis-epidemiology-and-outcome-a-review
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Hilmir Asgeirsson, Anders Thalme, Ola Weiland
PURPOSE: To review the epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) and endocarditis (SAE), and discuss the short- and long-term outcome.  Materials and methods: A literature review of the epidemiology of SAB and SAE. RESULTS: The reported incidence of SAB in Western countries is 16-41/100,000 person-years. Increasing incidence has been observed in many regions, in Iceland by 27% during 1995-2008. The increase is believed to depend on changes in population risk factors and possibly better and more frequent utilization of diagnostic procedures...
November 6, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103675/heart-valve-surgery-performed-by-trainee-surgeons-meta-analysis-of-clinical-outcomes
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REVIEW
Akshat Saxena, Sohaib A Virk, Sebastian R A Bowman, Richmond Jeremy, Paul G Bannon
BACKGROUND: Cardiac surgical units must balance trainee education with the duty to provide optimal patient care. This is particularly challenging with valvular surgery, given the lower volume and increased complexity of these procedures. The present meta-analysis was conducted to assess the impact of trainee operator status on clinical outcomes following valvular surgery. METHODS: Medline, Embase and CENTRAL databases were systematically searched for studies reporting clinical outcomes according to the training status of the primary operator (consultant or trainee)...
October 27, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102970/cabergoline-induced-fibrosis-of-prolactinomas-a-neurosurgical-perspective
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Niraj Mohan, Yi Yan Chia, Giap Hean Goh, Eric Ting, Kejia Teo, Tseng Tsai Yeo
Presently, the standard of care for prolactinomas, a type of pituitary adenoma, is dopaminergic agents such as bromocriptine and cabergoline. However, dopaminergic agents may induce fibrosis of cardiac valves leading to valvular insufficiency, necessitating surgical treatment of prolactinoma. Fibrosis of prolactinoma can be induced by prolonged medical treatment with bromocriptine, and this usually occurs after years of treatment. In comparison to bromocriptine, there have been no reports of cabergoline-induced fibrosis of prolactinoma...
November 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101983/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-imaging-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Jonathon A Leipsic, Philipp Blanke, Michael Hanley, Juan C Batlle, Michael A Bolen, Richard K J Brown, Benoit Desjardins, Robert T Eberhardt, Heather L Gornik, Lynne M Hurwitz, Hersh Maniar, Himanshu J Patel, Elizabeth F Sheybani, Michael L Steigner, Nupur Verma, Suhny Abbara, Frank J Rybicki, Jacobo Kirsch, Karin E Dill
Aortic stenosis is a common valvular condition with increasing prevalence in aging populations. When severe and symptomatic, the downstream prognosis is poor without surgical or transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement is now considered a viable alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement in patients considered high and intermediate risk for surgery. Pre-intervention imaging with echocardiography and CT are essential for procedure planning and device selection to help optimize clinical outcomes with MR angiography playing largely a complementary role...
November 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098290/fluid-structure-interaction-models-of-bicuspid-aortic-valves-the-effects-of-non-fused-cusp-angles
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Karin Lavon, Rotem Halevi, Gil Marom, Sagit Ben Zekry, Ashraf Hamdan, Hans Joachim Schäfers, Ehud Raanani, Rami Haj-Ali
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common type of congenital heart disease, occurring in 0.5-2% of the population, where the valve has only two rather than the three normal cusps. Valvular pathologies, such as aortic regurgitation and aortic stenosis, are associated with BAVs, thereby increasing the need for a better understanding of BAV kinematics and geometrical characteristics. The aim of this study is to investigate the influence of the non-fused cusp (NFC) angle in BAV type-1 configuration on the valve's structural and hemodynamic performance...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093770/associates-and-prognosis-of-giant-left-atrium-single-center-experience
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Hyoeun Kim, Young-Ah Park, Sung Min Choi, Hyemoon Chung, Jong-Youn Kim, Pil-Ki Min, Young Won Yoon, Byoung Kwon Lee, Bum-Kee Hong, Se-Joong Rim, Hyuck Moon Kwon, Eui-Young Choi
Background: Left atrial (LA) remodeling develops as a result of longstanding pressure overload. However, determinants and clinical outcome of excessive remodeling, so called giant left atrium (GLA), are not clear. Methods: Clinical characteristics of patients with GLA (antero-posterior diameter higher than 65 mm), including echo-Doppler parameters, and follow-up clinical outcomes from a tertiary referral hospital were investigated. Results: Among 68519 consecutive primary patients who underwent echocardiography over a period of 10 years, data from 163 GLA cases (0...
September 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092120/immunologic-responses-in-biological-and-mechanical-valve-prostheses-inflammation-and-functionality-are-not-always-related
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Alejandra Rodriguez-Hernandez, Maria Elena Soto, Jesus Vargas-Barron, Ricardo Marquez, Rafael Bojalil-Parra, Israel Perez-Torres, Jose Luis Salas-Pacheco, Valentin Jimenez-Rojas, Jose Antonio Arias-Godinez, Veronica Guarner-Lans
BACKGROUND: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the inflammatory response in patients with aortic and/or mitral prostheses, and to correlate the level of inflammatory markers with prosthesis functionality. METHODS: A total of 48 patients with biological or mechanical prostheses was included in the study, in which levels of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFα), interleukin (IL)-1, -4, and -6, interferon-gamma (IFNγ), osteopontin (OPN), intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM), vascular cell adhesion molecule (VCAM), endothelin-1 and C-reactive protein were analyzed...
May 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092118/carcinoid-valve-disease-a-case-report-and-review
#16
Daniel Heikali, Nelson Chang, Ramin Tabibiazar
In patients with carcinoid syndrome, the development of carcinoid valve disease typically carries an unfavorable prognosis. We present the case of a patient with significant valvular dysfunction secondary to carcinoid valve disease. Valve replacement surgery was complicated by the development of prosthetic valve degeneration, ultimately requiring percutaneous valve implantation in a valve-in-valve fashion. The technical details of the case, as well as a review of carcinoid valve disease, including its pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic features and management considerations, are presented...
May 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092117/a-staged-approach-of-proximal-left-anterior-descending-coronary-artery-percutaneous-intervention-followed-by-minimally-invasive-valve-surgery
#17
Andrés M Pineda, Christos G Mihos, Juan P Rodriguez-Escudero, Joseph Lamelas, Nirat Beohar, Orlando Santana
BACKGROUND: A subset of patients requiring coronary revascularization of the proximal left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) and valve surgery may benefit from a staged approach, rather than combined median sternotomy coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and valve surgery. METHODS: A retrospective evaluation was made of the outcomes of patients with significant proximal LAD and valvular heart disease undergoing a staged approach of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) followed by minimally invasive valve surgery (MIVS) at the authors' institution between February 2009 and April 2014...
May 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092110/tavi-for-failed-valve-sparing-operations-in-hospital-and-mid-term-outcome
#18
Francesco Notaristefano, Salvatore Notaristefano, Rocco Sclafani, Matteo R Reccia, Roberto Annunziata, Uberto Da Col, Giuseppe Ambrosio, Claudio Cavallini
BACKGROUND: Although transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a steadily expanding treatment for the pathology of the aortic valve, its role in the replacement of native aortic valves following valve-sparing surgery has not been investigated. METHODS: Among 150 patients who underwent TAVI at the authors' institution, three (2%) had a failed valve-sparing operation. The in-hospital outcome, mid-term mortality, and valvular function of the three patients were evaluated retrospectively...
May 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081171/-analysis-of-the-prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-preoperative-angiography-confirmed-coronary-artery-stenosis-in-patients-with-degenerative-valvular-heart-disease
#19
Z J Xu, J Pan, Q Zhou, D J Wang
Objective: To estimate the prevalence and the risk factors of preoperative coronary angiography (CAG) confirmed coronary stenosis in patients with degenerative valvular heart disease. Methods: A total of 491 patients who underwent screening CAG before valvular surgery due to degenerative valvular heart disease were enrolled from January 2011 to September 2014 in our hospital, and clinical data were analyzed. According to CAG results, patients were divided into positive CAG result (PCAG) group or negative CAG (NCAG) group...
October 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073315/derivation-of-a-clinical-model-to-predict-unchanged-inpatient-echocardiograms
#20
Craig G Gunderson, Elizabeth S Gromisch, John J Chang, Brian J Malm
BACKGROUND: Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is one of the most commonly ordered tests in healthcare. Repeat TTE, defined as a TTE done within 1 year of a prior TTE, represents 24% to 42% of all studies. The purpose of this study was to derive a clinical prediction model to predict unchanged repeat TTE, with the goal of defining a subset of studies that are unnecessary. METHODS: Single-center retrospective cohort study of all hospitalized patients who had a repeat TTE between October 1, 2013, and September 30, 2014...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
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