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Pulmonary vein stenosis

Berardo Sarubbi, Gaetano Rea, Giuseppe Santoro, Enrico Melillo, Giancarlo Scognamiglio, Maria Giovannna Russo
One of the major complications of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) for atrial fibrillation (AF) is pulmonary vein stenosis (PVS). The natural history of PVS, especially when it involves more than one vein, leads to severe and irreversible pulmonary hypertension with end-stage right heart failure that can require, in extreme cases, even heart-lung transplantation. We report the case of a young patient who underwent RFCA for a single lasting episode of AF and developed PVS years later. He was treated with ballon venoplasty followed by stent implantation in left pulmonary vein because of PVS relief...
March 9, 2018: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
Usama B Kanaan, William T Mahle
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March 15, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
Rafael Arboleda Salazar, Jane Heggie, Piotr Wolski, Eric Horlick, Mark Osten, Massimiliano Meineri
BACKGROUND: Twenty percent of patients born with congenital heart disease present with right ventricular outflow tract abnormalities. These patients require multiple surgical procedures in their lifetime. Transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement (TPVR) has become a viable alternative to conventional pulmonary valve and right ventricular outflow tract surgery in pediatric and adult populations. In this retrospective review, we analyze the perioperative management of adult patients who underwent TPVR in our center...
March 14, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Aleksandr Voskoboinik, Paul B Sparks, Joseph B Morton, Geoffrey Lee, Stephen A Joseph, Joshua J Hawson, Peter M Kistler, Jonathan M Kalman
BACKGROUND: Despite technological advances, studies continue to report high complication rates for atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. We sought to review complication rates for AF ablation at a high-volume centre over a 14-year period and identify predictors of complications. METHODS: We reviewed prospectively collected data from 2750 consecutive AF ablation procedures at our institution using radiofrequency energy (RF) between January 2004 and May 2017. All cases were performed under general anaesthetic with transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE), 3D-mapping and an irrigated ablation catheter...
February 3, 2018: Heart, Lung & Circulation
Grzegorz Suwalski, Robert Emery, Jakub Mróz, Kamil Kaczejko, Leszek Gryszko, Andrzej Cwetsch, Andrzej Skrobowski
OBJECTIVES: In patients undergoing cardiac surgical procedures, pulmonary vein isolation may be easily accomplished, and it is important to achieve bidirectional conduction block across created lesions. The primary aim of this study was to assess the risk of pulmonary vein stenosis (PVS) after multiple applications of epicardial bipolar radiofrequency energy. METHODS: Thirty-five consecutive patients who were referred for off-pump coronary revascularization with concomitant pulmonary vein isolation and left atrial appendage occlusion were prospectively included in the study...
March 7, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Cornelia Tremblay, Shi-Joon Yoo, Luc Mertens, Mike Seed, Frederic Jacques, Cameron Slorach, Rachel Vanderlaan, Steven Greenway, Christopher Caldarone, John Coles, Lars Grosse-Wortmann
BACKGROUND: Two different surgical techniques are used to repair anomalous pulmonary venous connection or pulmonary vein (PV) stenosis: the classic repair (CR) and the sutureless repair (SR). The purpose of this study was to compare the prevalence of PV stenosis between the two surgical approaches. METHODS: Patients were prospectively recruited irrespective of symptoms or previous imaging findings. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and echocardiography were performed in a blinded fashion on the same day...
February 23, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Hirofumi Obinata, Shinichi Nishibe, Yoko Ishihara
Background: Heterotaxy syndrome (HS) is characterized by a wide variety of cardiac and extra-cardiac malformations, including pulmonary valve stenosis, interruption of the inferior vena cava, total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC), asplenia, polysplenia, intestinal malrotation, and preduodenal portal vein (PDPV). We report the case of a heterotaxic infant with an infracardiac TAPVC and preduodenal portal vein who experienced repetitive hemodynamic instability during urgent laparotomy for duodenal obstruction...
2018: JA Clin Rep
Shinsuke Miyazaki, Takatsugu Kajiyama, Tomonori Watanabe, Sadamitsu Ichijo, Yoshito Iesaka
Isolation areas post-28-mm cryoballoon pulmonary vein isolation (CB-PVI) are smaller than post-radiofrequency PV antrum isolation at the left superior PV (LSPV) antrum and recurrent atrial fibrillation (AF) can originate from this area. This pilot study evaluated the impact of additional extra-PV CB applications at the LSPV antrum following conventional CB-PVI. Eighteen paroxysmal AF patients underwent CB-PVI with single 3-min freeze techniques. Following the CB-PVI, 2-min CB applications were added once or twice at the LSPV antrum...
February 20, 2018: Heart and Vessels
Deepa Sasikumar, Bijulal Sasidharan, Anoop Ayyappan
A 17-year-old girl with situs ambiguous, hypoplastic right ventricle with a large ventricular septal defect, and severe pulmonary stenosis had undergone Kawashima operation 10 years back. She had significant desaturation because of a large Abernethy malformation, with reverse shunting from the inferior caval vein to the portal vein. It was closed with a vascular plug, with improvement in oxygen saturation. She developed extensive inferior caval vein thrombus following the procedure, which was managed conservatively by anti-coagulation...
February 21, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
Katharina Schoene, Philipp Sommer, Arash Arya, Martin Kostelka, Friedrich W Mohr, Martin Misfeld, Marcel Vollroth, Andreas Bollmann, Julia Lurz, Gerhard Hindricks, Joerg Seeburger
Aims: Results of catheter based interventional treatment for pulmonary vein stenosis (PVS) following radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for atrial fibrillation remain suboptimal. Surgical repair may represent an alternative therapy, though long-term results have not been thoroughly investigated. Methods and results: We retrospectively assessed all patients in our centre undergoing surgical repair for radiofrequency-induced PVS. Data regarding surgical technique, clinical outcome, and rate of pulmonary vein (PV) restenosis were collected and analysed...
February 12, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Shreepal Jain, Neeta S Bachani, Robin J Pinto, Bharat V Dalvi
Surgical repair of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) can be complicated by the development of pulmonary venous stenosis later on. In addition, the vertical vein, if left unligated, can remain patent and lead to hemodynamically significant left to right shunting. We report an infant who required transcatheter correction of both these problems after surgical repair of TAPVC.
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
Yoshie Ochiai, Yusuke Ando, Shigehiko Tokunaga, Jun Muneuchi
We present a very rare case of isolated right pulmonary veins atresia in a 4-year-old girl. As the presence of a pulsatile blind pulmonary venous confluence adjacent to the left atrium was demonstrated by preoperative right pulmonary arterial wedge angiography, we applied sutureless pericardial marsupialization for the repair of right pulmonary veins atresia. She is currently 8 years old without pulmonary veins stenosis.
February 8, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Chongqing Huang, Guanfeng Yu, Jingyong Huang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical effect of endovascular interventional treatment for iliac vein compression syndrome (IVCS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The data of 68 patients with IVCS, underwent interventional treatment in our hospital, were analyzed retrospectively. Among these patients, 46 were complicated with lower extremity varicose veins. 65 patients underwent stent implantation, while 3 patients underwent simple balloon angioplasty. 14 patients were complicated with post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) and 11patients with acute deep venous thrombosis (DVT)...
February 8, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Rachel D Vanderlaan, Christopher A Caldarone
Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) constitutes a spectrum of congenital lesions whereby the pulmonary veins remain connected to systemic venous vessels or aberrantly connect to the right atrium. Definitive management requires surgical intervention and, in patients with obstruction to pulmonary venous flow, urgent operation is required. Use of temporizing catheter-based interventions allow for optimization in hemodynamically unstable neonates. Overall, survival has significantly improved over the past decades through better perioperative management and evolution of surgical approaches to minimize post-repair pulmonary vein stenosis, which persists as a major determinant of long-term outcomes...
March 2018: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual
Vedran Premuzic, Lea Katalinic, Marijan Pasalic, Hrvoje Jurin
Cardiac tamponade caused by perforation of the cardiac wall is a rare complication related to central venous catheter (CVC) placement. A 71-year-old female with a previous history of moderate aortic stenosis and kidney transplantation was admitted to hospital due to global heart failure and worsening of allograft function. Intensified hemodialysis was commenced through a CVC placed in the right subclavian vein. Chest radiography revealed catheter tip in the right atrium and no signs of pneumothorax. Thorough diagnostics outruled immediate life-threatening conditions, such as myocardial infarction and pulmonary embolism...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
Ryo Watanabe, Akinori Sairaku, Yukihiko Yoshida, Mamoru Nanasato, Hiroki Kamiya, Hirohiko Suzuki, Yasuhiro Ogura, Yutaka Aoyama, Mayuho Maeda, Monami Ando, Shunsuke Eguchi, Yasuya Inden, Yasuki Kihara, Toyoaki Murohara
BACKGROUND: Cryoballoon (CB) applications to pulmonary veins (PVs) can cause stenosis just as radiofrequency (RF) energy deliveries. The goal of the present study was to clarify whether or not there was any difference in the extent of acute or chronic PV narrowing after PV isolation between the 2 different energy sources. METHODS: Consecutive patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation who were scheduled to undergo a PV isolation were randomized 1:1 to receive CB or RF ablation...
January 30, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
Kota Maekawa, Masunari Shibata, Masaru Seguchi, Kazuto Kobayashi, Yutaka Naito, Fumitaka Miya
A 51-year-old man was diagnosed with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis 6 years ago due to asthma, sinusitis, hypereosinophilia, and peripheral neuropathy based on the diagnostic criteria of American College of Rheumatology, and corticosteroid therapy achieved a remission. One year ago, he was hospitalized due to deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism, and rivaroxaban was administrated. He was admitted to our hospital for acute onset of diplopia and right hemiparesis. Peripheral blood examinations disclosed leukocytosis with hypereosinophilia...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
A Daly, J J Egan, K C Redmond
Vascular complications of pulmonary vessels post-transplant are rare but are associated with high morbidity and mortality. We describe the first published case of surgical management of pulmonary vein stenosis complicated by early thrombosis post single lung transplantation. This report describes early diagnostic techniques and subsequent management options in such patients where pulmonary vascular complications are a potential.
September 18, 2017: Irish Medical Journal
Yidan Li, Xiangli Meng, Yidan Wang, Yuanhua Yang, Xiuzhang Lu
INTRODUCTION: Fibrosingmediastinitis (FM) is caused by a proliferation of fibrous tissue in the mediastinum encasing the mediastinal viscera that results in compression of mediastinal bronchovascular structures. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a severe complication of FM caused by extrinsic compression of pulmonary blood vessels. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we present the case of a 47-year-old man who presented with a 10-year history of progressive hemoptysis and a 2-year history of shortness of breath, in whom a diagnosis of FM was made...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Corina Zimmermann, Christine Attenhofer Jost, René Prêtre, Christoph Mueller, Matthias Greutmann, Burkhardt Seifert, Emanuela Valsangiacomo Büchel, Oliver Kretschmar, Hitendu Hasmukhlal Dave, Roland Weber
The Ross procedure offers excellent short-term outcome but the long-term durability is under debate. Reinterventions and follow-up of 100 consecutive patients undergoing Ross Procedure at our centre (1993-2011) were analysed. Follow-up was available for 96 patients (97%) with a median duration of 5.3 (0.1-17.1) years. Median age of the patient cohort was 15.2 (0.04-58.4) years with 76 males. 93% had underlying congenital aortic stenosis. Root replacement technique was applied in all. The most common valved conduits used for reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract were homografts (66 patients) and bovine jugular vein (ContegraR ) graft (31 patients)...
March 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
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