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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341469/long-term-survival-after-the-fontan-operation-twenty-years-of-experience-at-a-single-center
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Tacy E Downing, Kiona Y Allen, Andrew C Glatz, Lindsay S Rogers, Chitra Ravishankar, Jack Rychik, Jennifer A Faerber, Stephanie Fuller, Lisa M Montenegro, James M Steven, Thomas L Spray, Susan C Nicolson, J William Gaynor, David J Goldberg
OBJECTIVE: Existing studies of patients palliated with the Fontan operation are limited by heterogeneous patient populations and incomplete follow-up. This study aimed to describe long-term post-Fontan survival in a modern patient cohort. METHODS: All 773 patients who underwent a first Fontan operation at our institution between 1992 and 2009 were reviewed. The primary outcome was the composite endpoint of Fontan takedown, heart transplantation, or death before 2013...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341356/mortality-risk-stratification-in-fontan-patients-who-underwent-heart-transplantation
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Christopher J Berg, Brenton S Bauer, Abbie Hageman, Jamil A Aboulhosn, Leigh C Reardon
The number of patients who require orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) for failing Fontan physiology continues to grow; however, the methods and tools to evaluate risk of OHT are limited. This study aimed to identify a set of preoperative variables and characteristics that were associated with a greater risk of postoperative mortality in patients who received OHT for failing Fontan physiology. Thirty-six Fontan patients were identified as having undergone OHT at University of California-Los Angeles Medical Center from 1991 to 2014...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329267/right-ventricular-recovery-after-bilateral-lung-transplantation-for-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension%C3%A2
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Thomas M Gorter, Erik A M Verschuuren, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Elke S Hoendermis, Michiel E Erasmus, Harm J Bogaard, Anton Vonk Noordegraaf, Rolf M F Berger, Joost P van Melle, Tineke P Willems
OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive and often fatal disease characterized by increased pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) and right ventricular (RV) failure. End-stage PAH is often an indication for a lung transplant (LTX). Our goal was to study ventricular recovery using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging late after LTX. METHODS: We studied 10 patients with PAH who underwent isolated bilateral LTX. RV and left ventricular (LV) volumes, function and mass were measured...
March 3, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329232/mid-term-results-of-bilateral-lung-transplant-with-postoperatively-extended-intraoperative-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-severe-pulmonary-hypertension%C3%A2
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Jawad Salman, Fabio Ius, Wiebke Sommer, Thierry Siemeni, Christian Kuehn, Murat Avsar, Dietmar Boethig, Ulrich Molitoris, Christoph Bara, Jens Gottlieb, Tobias Welte, Axel Haverich, Marius M Hoeper, Gregor Warnecke, Igor Tudorache
OBJECTIVES: In severe pulmonary hypertension, diastolic dysfunction of the left ventricle causes significant morbidity and mortality after lung transplantation, which may be successfully reversed using a protocol based on perioperative veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and early extubation. Here, we present echocardiographic data and mid-term outcomes. METHODS: The records of lung transplanted patients at our institution between May 2010 and January 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
March 2, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296050/a-heart-within-a-heart
#5
Edward T Carreras, Maya Barghash, Michael M Givertz, Deepak L Bhatt
A 44-year-old man with a history of end-stage dilated cardiomyopathy status-post orthotopic cardiac transplant 14 years ago presented for coronary angiography in preparation for re-operative tricuspid valve replacement. Coronary angiography revealed an anomalous origin of the left coronary artery, with a common coronary trunk arising from the right coronary cusp and bifurcating into right and left main coronary arteries. Interestingly, the right and left coronary arteries coursed to form the shape of a heart, hence, a heart within a heart! © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc...
March 14, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295963/a-multicenter-study-of-the-impella-device-for-mechanical-support-of-the-systemic-circulation-in-pediatric-and-adolescent-patients
#6
V Vivian Dimas, Brian H Morray, Dennis W Kim, Christopher Sd Almond, Shabana Shahanavaz, Sebastian C Tume, Lynn F Peng, Doff B McElhinney, Henri Justino
OBJECTIVES: The objective was to review the use of Impella devices (Abiomed Inc, Danvers, MA) for temporary circulatory support in pediatric and adolescent patients (age ≤ 21 yrs). BACKGROUND: Options for minimally invasive circulatory support in children are limited, and published data are confined to case reports and small case series. METHODS: This was a retrospective, multicenter review of Impella implants in pediatric and adolescent patients from 2009-15, using standardized data collection and INTERMACS definitions...
March 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283362/syntax-score-ii-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-undergoing-percutaneous-mitral-repair-with-the-mitraclip
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Slayman Obeid, Adrian Attinger-Toller, Maurizio Taramasso, Giovanni Pedrazzini, Gabor Suetsch, Fabienne Landolt, Fatih Karbeyaz, Hector Rodriguez, Daniel Sürder, Tiziano Moccetti, Fabian Nietlispach, Francesco Maisano
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR) using the MitraClip™ system has become a valuable alternative in patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR) and high surgical risk. We sought to evaluate the prognostic value of the SYNTAX II score (SSII) in patients with concomitant coronary artery disease (CAD) undergoing a Mitraclip procedure. METHODS: In seventy-five consecutive patients who underwent PMVR at the University Heart Center Zürich and the Cardiocentro Ticino, the SSSII was calculated at baseline...
February 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251904/improved-tissue-cryopreservation-using-inductive-heating-of-magnetic-nanoparticles
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Navid Manuchehrabadi, Zhe Gao, Jinjin Zhang, Hattie L Ring, Qi Shao, Feng Liu, Michael McDermott, Alex Fok, Yoed Rabin, Kelvin G M Brockbank, Michael Garwood, Christy L Haynes, John C Bischof
Vitrification, a kinetic process of liquid solidification into glass, poses many potential benefits for tissue cryopreservation including indefinite storage, banking, and facilitation of tissue matching for transplantation. To date, however, successful rewarming of tissues vitrified in VS55, a cryoprotectant solution, can only be achieved by convective warming of small volumes on the order of 1 ml. Successful rewarming requires both uniform and fast rates to reduce thermal mechanical stress and cracks, and to prevent rewarming phase crystallization...
March 1, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249382/when-surgery-is-not-an-option-is-there-a-clinical-need-for-transcatheter-tricuspid-valve-therapies
#9
Alec Vahanian, Jean M Juliard, Eric Brochet
Severe functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) is frequent and carries a poor prognosis when left untreated. The strategy in symptomatic patients should be decided by a Heart Team which will choose between valve surgery, transcatheter intervention, heart transplantation or palliative medical therapy. The field of application of transcatheter tricuspid valve therapy will certainly focus on inoperable or high-risk patients first, especially those with FTR occurring late after left-sided valve surgery. If surgery is contraindicated because of multiple comorbidities interventions which are likely to be "futile" should be avoided...
March 1, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229802/renal-transplant-in-patients-with-abnormal-bladder-impact-of-causes-on-graft-function-and-survival
#10
Baher M Salman, Ahmed I Hassan, Sultan M Sultan, Paul R Tophill, Ahmed M Halawa
OBJECTIVES: Successful kidney transplant depends partly on the normal physiologic functioning of the bladder, which involves effective urine storage and emptying. The bladder may become abnormal owing to various urologic and neuropathic disorders. Patients with abnormal bladders need careful management before and after transplant. In this study, we aimed to determine the outcomes of renal transplants in relation to various causes of abnormal bladder. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 25 patients with abnormal bladder who received 30 renal transplants between 1990 and 2014...
February 23, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197291/postoperative-right-ventricular-failure-in-cardiac-surgery
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REVIEW
Victor H Nieto Estrada, Daniel L Molano Franco, Albert A Valencia Moreno, Jose A Rojas Gambasica, Cristian C Cortes Nunez
Two cases of patients that developed right ventricular failure (RVF) after cardiac valve surgery are presented with a narrative revision of the literature. RVF involves a great challenge due to the severity of this condition; it has a low incidence among non-congenital cardiac surgery patients, is more likely associated with cardiovascular and pulmonary complications related to cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), and is a cause of acute graft failure and of a higher early mortality in cardiac transplant. The morphologic and hemodynamic characteristics of the right ventricle and some specific factors that breed pulmonary hypertension after cardiac surgery are in favor of the onset of RVF...
December 2016: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188427/the-prognostic-value-of-right-ventricular-long-axis-strain-in-non-ischaemic-dilated-cardiomyopathies-using-standard-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Nisha Arenja, Johannes H Riffel, Manuel Halder, Charly N Djiokou, Thomas Fritz, Florian Andre, Fabian Aus dem Siepen, Thomas Zelniker, Benjamin Meder, Elham Kayvanpour, Grigorios Korosoglou, Hugo A Katus, Sebastian J Buss
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of right ventricular long axis strain (RV-LAS), a parameter of longitudinal function, with outcome in patients with non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDCM). METHODS: In 441 patients with NIDCM, RV-LAS was analysed retrospectively by measuring the length between the epicardial border of the left ventricular apex and the middle of a line connecting the origins of the tricuspidal valve leaflets in end-diastole and end-systole on non-contrast standard cine sequences...
February 10, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183396/denheart-differences-in-physical-and-mental-health-across-cardiac-diagnoses-at-hospital-discharge
#13
Selina Kikkenborg Berg, Trine Bernholdt Rasmussen, Lars Thrysoee, Astrid Lauberg, Britt Borregaard, Anne Vinggaard Christensen, Ola Ekholm, Knud Juel, Jette Rolf Svanholm
OBJECTIVE: To describe: (i) differences in patient reported physical and mental health outcomes at hospital discharge between a) cardiac diagnostic groups and b) cardiac patients and a national representative reference population and to describe (ii) in-hospital predicting factors for patient reported outcomes. METHODS: A national cross-sectional survey combined with national register data. From April 2013 to April 2014 all patients (n=34,564) discharged or transferred from one of five Danish Heart Centres were invited to participate...
March 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174055/transcatheter-jenavalve-implantation-in-a-stentless-prosthesis-a-challenging-case-after-4-previous-aortic-procedures
#14
Sandro Sponga, Enzo Mazzaro, Rodrigo Bagur, Ugolino Livi
A 40-year-old man underwent 4 aortic surgeries because of endocarditis and subsequent prosthesis dehiscence. At the last recurrence he presented with acute severe aortic regurgitation of a Pericarbon Freedom (LivaNova plc, London, UK) stentless bioprosthesis and a morphologically disarranged aortic root. He also presented with left ventricular dysfunction and a very low origin of the left coronary artery. Therefore, a fifth redo aortic valve replacement was considered at high surgical risk. Accordingly, before listing the patient for a heart transplantation, a transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation with the JenaValve (JenaValve Technology, GmbH, Munich, Germany) prosthesis was performed...
November 11, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151005/allograft-heart-valves-current-aspects-and-future-applications
#15
Milan Lisy, Guenay Kalender, Katja Schenke-Layland, Kelvin G M Brockbank, Anna Biermann, Ulrich Alfred Stock
Human heart valve allografts continue to represent almost perfect substitutes for heart valves. They have optimal hemodynamic characteristics and are highly resistant to infections. The first clinical use of allograft heart valves was as homovitals being transplanted after antibiotic incubation without any preservation. Since 1968, relatively standardized frozen cryopreservation (SFC) has been employed, including storage in vapor-phase liquid nitrogen. Disadvantages, particularly in pediatric patients, are limited availability due to organ scarcity, inability to grow, degeneration, immune response, and long-term failure...
February 2, 2017: Biopreservation and Biobanking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139011/aortic-dissection-following-heart-transplantation
#16
REVIEW
Ali Hage, Fadi Hage, Hadi Toeg, Ross Davies, Munir Boodhwani
A 75-year-old male with a previous orthotopic heart transplantation performed 28 years ago was incidentally discovered to have an asymptomatic chronic type A aortic dissection. Catheter-induced dissection during coronary angiography was believed to be the culprit factor. Aortic root replacement and aortic valve reconstruction were successfully performed.
January 30, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106619/video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-in-patients-with-previous-sternotomy-and-cardiac-surgery
#17
Derek R Serna-Gallegos, Heather E Merry, Robert J McKenna
OBJECTIVE: Although video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy has become a standard approach for early-stage 1 lung cancer, concerns exist regarding potential damage to the heart or bypass grafts when VATS is performed after cardiac surgery via median sternotomy. We could find only case reports regarding VATS lobectomy after sternotomy for cardiac surgery. Therefore, we reviewed our series of patients who underwent VATS anatomic resections after sternotomy for cardiac surgery. METHODS: Between 1996 and 2010, there were 87 patients who underwent 88 pulmonary resections after sternotomy for coronary artery bypass grafting (64), valve replacement or repair (12), coronary artery bypass graft and valve replacement (6), and transplant (5)...
January 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102444/patients-with-bicuspid-and-tricuspid-aortic-valve-exhibit-distinct-regional-microrna-signatures-in-mildly-dilated-ascending-aorta
#18
Sebastian Albinsson, Alessandro Della Corte, Azra Alajbegovic, Katarzyna K Krawczyk, Ciro Bancone, Umberto Galderisi, Marilena Cipollaro, Marisa De Feo, Amalia Forte
MicroRNAs are able to modulate gene expression in a range of diseases. We focused on microRNAs as potential contributors to the pathogenesis of ascending aorta (AA) dilatation in patients with stenotic tricuspid (TAV) or bicuspid aortic valve (BAV). Aortic specimens were collected from the 'concavity' and the 'convexity' of mildly dilated AAs and of normal AAs from heart transplant donors. Aortic RNA was analyzed through PCR arrays, profiling the expression of 84 microRNAs involved in cardiovascular disease...
January 19, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088601/mid-term-outcomes-in-patients-with-congenitally-corrected-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-a-single-center-experience
#19
Luis E De León, Carlos M Mery, Raymond A Verm, Daniel Trujillo-Díaz, Ankita Patro, Francisco A Guzmán-Pruneda, Iki Adachi, Jeffrey S Heinle, Lauren C Kane, E Dean McKenzie, Charles D Fraser
BACKGROUND: Optimal management of patients with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) is unclear. The goal of this study was to compare the outcomes in patients with ccTGA undergoing different management strategies. STUDY DESIGN: Patients with ccTGA believed suitable for biventricular circulation, treated between 1995 and 2016, were included. The cohort was divided into 4 groups: systemic right ventricle (RV) (patients without surgical intervention or with a classic repair), anatomic repair, Fontan palliation, and patients receiving only a pulmonary artery band (PAB) or a shunt...
January 12, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058524/determination-of-residual-dimethylsulfoxide-in-cryopreserved-cardiovascular-allografts
#20
R Díaz Rodríguez, B Van Hoeck, S De Gelas, F Blancke, R Ngakam, K Bogaerts, R Jashari
Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) is a solvent which protects the structure of allografts during the cryopreservation and thawing process. However, several toxic effects of DMSO in patients after transplantation of cryopreserved allografts have been described. The aim of this study is to determine the residual DMSO in the cardiovascular allografts after thawing and preparation of cryopreserved allografts for clinical application following guidelines of the European Pharmacopoeia for DMSO detection. Four types of EHB allografts (aortic valve-AV, pulmonary valve-PV, descending thoracic aorta-DA, and femoral artery-FA) are cryopreserved using as cryoprotecting solution a 10% of DMSO in medium 199...
January 5, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
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