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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715078/polish-stress-echocardiography-registry-pol-stress-registry-a-multicenter-study-stress-echo-in-poland-numbers-settings-results-and-complications
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Edyta Płońska-Gościniak, Jarosław D Kasprzak, Szymon Olędzki, Jolanta Rzucidło-Resil, Piotr Gościniak, Tomasz Kukulski, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec, Wojciech Kosmala, Dariusz Kosior, Marta Marcinkiewicz-Siemion, Barbara Brzezińska, Beata Zaborska, Marcin Fijałkowski, Iwona Świątkiewicz, Andrzej Szyszka, Jan Błażejewski, Wojciech Witkiewicz, Zbigniew Gąsior, Danuta Sorysz, Agnieszka Olszanecka
BACKGROUND: Stress echocardiography (SE) is widely used in Europe. No collective data have been available on the use of SE in Poland until now. AIM: To evaluate the number of SE investigations performed in Poland, their settings, complications and results. METHODS: In this retrospective survey, referral cardiology centers in Poland were asked to fill in a questionnaire regarding SE examinations performed from May 01, 2014 to May 01, 2015. RESULTS: The study included data from 17 university hospitals and large community hospitals which performed 4611 SE examinations, including 4408 tests in patients investigated for coronary artery disease (CAD) and 203 tests to evaluate valvular heart disease (VHD)...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714932/thrombospondins-a-role-in-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Dimitry A Chistiakov, Alexandra A Melnichenko, Veronika A Myasoedova, Andrey V Grechko, Alexander N Orekhov
Thrombospondins (TSPs) represent extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins belonging to the TSP family that comprises five members. All TSPs have a complex multidomain structure that permits the interaction with various partners including other ECM proteins, cytokines, receptors, growth factors, etc. Among TSPs, TSP1, TSP2, and TSP4 are the most studied and functionally tested. TSP1 possesses anti-angiogenic activity and is able to activate transforming growth factor (TGF)-β, a potent profibrotic and anti-inflammatory factor...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712585/conduction-disturbance-after-isolated-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-in-degenerative-aortic-stenosis
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You Mi Hwang, Jun Kim, Ji Hyun Lee, Minsu Kim, Jongmin Hwang, Joon Bum Kim, Sung-Ho Jung, Suk Jung Choo, Gi Byoung Nam, Kee Joon Choi, Cheol Hyun Chung, Jae Won Lee, You Ho Kim
OBJECTIVE: Conduction disturbances are common in patients with aortic stenosis. We investigated the incidence, reversibility, and prognosis of conduction disorders requiring permanent pacemaker implantation in patients with degenerative aortic stenosis after isolated aortic valve replacement. METHODS: This was a retrospective study conducted at a tertiary care center. We evaluated the incidence of conduction disturbances in patients who underwent isolated surgical aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis between January 2005 and May 2015...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712069/left-atrial-dysfunction-as-a-determinant-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-and-preserved-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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Andreea Calin, Anca D Mateescu, Monica Rosca, Carmen C Beladan, Roxana Enache, Simona Botezatu, Iulian Cosei, Cosmin Calin, Marian Simion, Carmen Ginghina, Andreea C Popescu, Bogdan A Popescu
In patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS), the presence of pulmonary hypertension (PH) has been linked to a poor prognosis. We aimed to assess the main determinants of PH in patients with severe AS and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). We prospectively enrolled 108 consecutive patients with isolated severe AS (indexed aortic valve area <0.6 cm(2)/m(2)) and LVEF >50%, in sinus rhythm. Left atrial (LA) function was assessed using longitudinal deformation parameters (by speckle tracking echocardiography)...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711428/-congenital-heart-disease-mortality-in-spain-during-a-10-year-period-2003-2012
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Javier Pérez-Lescure Picarzo, Margarita Mosquera González, Pello Latasa Zamalloa, David Crespo Marcos
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Congenital heart disease is a major cause of infant mortality in developed countries. In Spain, there are no publications at national level on mortality due to congenital heart disease. The aim of this study is to analyse mortality in infants with congenital heart disease, lethality of different types of congenital heart disease, and their variation over a ten-year period. METHODS: A retrospective observational study was performed to evaluate mortality rate of children under one year old with congenital heart disease, using the minimum basic data set, from 2003 to 2012...
July 12, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710182/elevation-of-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-at-discharge-is-associated-with-2-year-mortality-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-insights-from-a-multicenter-prospective-ocean-tavi-optimized-transcatheter-valvular
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Kazuki Mizutani, Masahiko Hara, Shinichi Iwata, Takashi Murakami, Toshihiko Shibata, Minoru Yoshiyama, Toru Naganuma, Futoshi Yamanaka, Akihiro Higashimori, Norio Tada, Kensuke Takagi, Motoharu Araki, Hiroshi Ueno, Minoru Tabata, Shinichi Shirai, Yusuke Watanabe, Masanori Yamamoto, Kentaro Hayashida
BACKGROUND: In this study, we sought to investigate the 2-year prognostic impact of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels at discharge, following transcatheter aortic valve replacement. METHODS AND RESULTS: We enrolled 1094 consecutive patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement between 2013 and 2016. Study patients were stratified into 2 groups according to survival classification and regression tree analysis (high versus low BNP groups). We evaluated the impact of high BNP on 2-year mortality compared with that of low BNP using a multivariable Cox model, and assessed whether this stratification would improve predictive accuracy for determining 2-year mortality by assessing time-dependent net reclassification improvement and integrated discrimination improvement...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710181/severe-aortic-stenosis-in-dialysis-patients
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Yuichi Kawase, Tomohiko Taniguchi, Takeshi Morimoto, Kazushige Kadota, Keiichiro Iwasaki, Akimune Kuwayama, Masanobu Ohya, Takenobu Shimada, Hidewo Amano, Takeshi Maruo, Yasushi Fuku, Chisato Izumi, Takeshi Kitai, Naritatsu Saito, Eri Minamino-Muta, Takao Kato, Tsukasa Inada, Moriaki Inoko, Katsuhisa Ishii, Tatsuhiko Komiya, Michiya Hanyu, Kenji Minatoya, Takeshi Kimura
BACKGROUND: Characteristics and prognosis of hemodialysis patients with severe aortic stenosis have not yet been well defined. METHODS AND RESULTS: The CURRENT AS (contemporary outcomes after surgery and medical treatment in patients with severe aortic stenosis) registry, a Japanese multicenter registry, enrolled 3815 consecutive patients with severe aortic stenosis. There were 405 hemodialysis patients (initial aortic valve replacement [AVR] group: N=135 [33.3%], and conservative group: N=270) and 3410 nonhemodialysis patients (initial AVR group: N=1062 [31...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709382/severe-aortic-valve-stenosis-due-to-alkaptonuric-ochronosis
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Magdy El-Sayed Ahmed, Omar Hussain, David A Ott, Muhammad Aftab
Alkaptonuric ochronosis is a rare cause of aortic valve stenosis. We report the case of a 61-year-old female patient with alkaptonuria who presented to our institute with the clinical picture of severe aortic valve stenosis, which was confirmed by transthoracic echocardiography. On aortotomy, she was noted to have an impressive black discoloration of ascending aorta and the aortic root complex involving the aortic valve leaflets. She underwent an uneventful aortic valve replacement. She was discharged home 10 days postoperatively...
July 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707294/long-term-follow-up-in-a-pregnant-patient-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-complicated-by-pulmonary-oedema-and-cardiac-arrest-treated-with-cardiopulmonary-bypass-surgery
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Janusz Kudlicki, Anna M Kania, Andrzej Tomaszewski, Andrzej Wysokiński, Janusz Stążka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707021/the-response-to-trendelenburg-position-is-minimally-affected-by-underlying-hemodynamic-conditions-in-patients-with-aortic-stenosis
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Abraham Sonny, Daniel I Sessler, Jing You, Babak Kateby Kashy, Sheryar Sarwar, Akhil K Singh, Shiva Sale, Andrej Alfirevic, Andra E Duncan
PURPOSE: Trendelenburg positioning is commonly used to temporarily treat intraoperative hypotension. The Trendelenburg position improves cardiac output in normovolemic or anesthetized patients, but not hypovolemic or non-anesthetized patients. Therefore, the response to Trendelenburg positioning may vary depending on patient population or hemodynamic conditions. We thus tested the hypothesis that the effectiveness of the Trendelenburg position, as indicated by an increase in cardiac output, improves after replacement of a stenotic aortic valve...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706584/assessment-of-aortic-valve-disease-a-clinician-oriented-review
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REVIEW
Andrei D Mǎrgulescu
Aortic valve disease [aortic stenosis (AS) and aortic regurgitation (AR)] represents an important global health problem; when severe, aortic valve disease carries poor prognosis. For AS, aortic valve replacement, either surgical or interventional, may provide definite treatment in carefully selected patients. For AR, valve surgery (either replacement or - in selected cases - aortic valve repair) remains the gold standard of care. To properly identify those patients who are candidates for surgery, the clinician has to carefully assess the severity of valve disease with an understanding of the potential pitfalls involved in these assessments...
June 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705379/prognostic-usefulness-of-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-for-managing-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis
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Van D Le, Gunnar V Jensen, Lars Kjøller-Hansen
The approach to managing asymptomatic or questionably symptomatic patients for aortic stenosis is difficult. We aimed to determine whether cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is prognostically useful in such patients. Patients judged asymptomatic or questionably symptomatic for aortic stenosis with aortic valve area index <0.6 cm(2)/m(2) and left ventricular ejection fraction ≥0.50 were managed conservatively provided they had either (group 1) normal peak oxygen consumption and peak oxygen pulse (>83% and >95% of the predicted values, respectively) or (group 2) subnormal peak oxygen consumption or peak oxygen pulse but with CPET data pointing to pathologies other than hemodynamic compromise from aortic stenosis...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704465/lipoprotein-a-in-patients-with-aortic-stenosis-insights-from-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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Vassilios S Vassiliou, Paul D Flynn, Claire E Raphael, Simon Newsome, Tina Khan, Aamir Ali, Brian Halliday, Annina Studer Bruengger, Tamir Malley, Pranev Sharma, Subothini Selvendran, Nikhil Aggarwal, Anita Sri, Helen Berry, Jackie Donovan, Willis Lam, Dominique Auger, Stuart A Cook, Dudley J Pennell, Sanjay K Prasad
BACKGROUND: Aortic stenosis is the most common age-related valvular pathology. Patients with aortic stenosis and myocardial fibrosis have worse outcome but the underlying mechanism is unclear. Lipoprotein(a) is associated with adverse cardiovascular risk and is elevated in patients with aortic stenosis. Although mechanistic pathways could link Lipoprotein(a) with myocardial fibrosis, whether the two are related has not been previously explored. In this study, we investigated whether elevated Lipoprotein(a) was associated with the presence of myocardial replacement fibrosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702876/cardiovascular-histopathology-of-a-11-year-old-with-mucopolysaccharidosis-vii-demonstrates-fibrosis-macrophage-infiltration-and-arterial-luminal-stenosis
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Valerie Lew, Louis Pena, Robert Edwards, Raymond Y Wang
Mucopolysaccharidosis type VII (MPS VII) is caused by β-glucuronidase deficiency, resulting in lysosomal accumulation of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and multisystemic disease. We present cardiovascular gross and histopathology findings from a 11-year-old MPS VII male, who expired after developing ventricular fibrillation following anesthesia induction. Gross anatomic observations were made at autopsy; postmortem formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples of the carotid artery, aorta, myocardium, and valves were sectioned and stained with hematoxylin-eosin, Verhoeff-Van Gieson, CD68, and trichrome stains...
July 13, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701608/management-of-a-case-of-double-aortic-arch-with-tracheal-compression-complicated-with-postoperative-tracheal-restenosis
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Hemang Gandhi, T Vikram Kumar Naidu, Amit Mishra, Pankaj Garg, Jigar Surti, Visharad Trivedi, Himanshu Acharya
Tracheal stenosis in association with the double aortic arch (DAA) is uncommon; however, it carries a high risk of morbidity, mortality, and restenosis. Although surgery is the mainstay of managing a case of the DAA with tracheal stenosis, management of tracheal restenosis requires a multidisciplinary approach. In this case report, we present our successful experience in managing a child of DAA with tracheal stenosis who developed tracheal restenosis after sliding tracheoplasty of trachea.
July 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701592/risk-factors-of-postcardiotomy-ventricular-dysfunction-in-moderate-to-high-risk-patients-undergoing-open-heart-surgery
#16
Christoph Ellenberger, Tornike Sologashvili, Mustafa Cikirikcioglu, Gabriel Verdon, John Diaper, Tiziano Cassina, Marc Licker
INTRODUCTION: Ventricular dysfunction requiring inotropic support frequently occurs after cardiac surgery, and the associated low cardiac output syndrome largely contributes to postoperative death. We aimed to study the incidence and potential risk factors of postcardiotomy ventricular dysfunction (PCVD) in moderate-to-high risk patients scheduled for open-heart surgery. METHODS: Over a 5-year period, we prospectively enrolled 295 consecutive patients undergoing valve replacement for severe aortic stenosis or coronary artery bypass surgery who presented with Bernstein-Parsonnet scores >7...
July 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701528/blood-pressure-and-arterial-load-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-for-aortic-stenosis
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Brian R Lindman, Catherine M Otto, Pamela S Douglas, Rebecca T Hahn, Sammy Elmariah, Neil J Weissman, William J Stewart, Girma M Ayele, Feifan Zhang, Alan Zajarias, Hersh S Maniar, Hasan Jilaihawi, Eugene Blackstone, Khaja M Chinnakondepalli, E Murat Tuzcu, Martin B Leon, Philippe Pibarot
BACKGROUND: After aortic valve replacement, left ventricular afterload is often characterized by the residual valve obstruction. Our objective was to determine whether higher systemic arterial afterload-as reflected in blood pressure, pulsatile and resistive load-is associated with adverse clinical outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). METHODS AND RESULTS: Total, pulsatile, and resistive arterial load were measured in 2141 patients with severe aortic stenosis treated with TAVR in the PARTNER I trial (Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valve) who had systolic blood pressure (SBP) and an echocardiogram obtained 30 days after TAVR...
July 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700016/primary-mitral-valve-regurgitation-outcome-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-1-year-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-echocardiographic-evaluation
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Thiago Marinho Florentino, David Le Bihan, Alexandre Antonio Cunha Abizaid, Alexandre Vianna Cedro, Amably Pessoa Corrêa, Alexandre Roginski Mendes Dos Santos, Alexandre Costa Souza, Tiago Costa Bignoto, José Eduardo Moraes Rego Sousa, Amanda Guerra de Moraes Rego Sousa
Background: Mitral valve regurgitation (MR), present in up to 74% of the patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS), can be a negative prognostic factor when moderate or severe. The outcome of MR after percutaneous transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and predictors associated with that outcome have not been well established in the literature. Objective: To assess the outcome of primary MR in patients submitted to TAVI and to identify associated factors...
July 10, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698585/effects-of-aortic-valve-replacement-on-severe-aortic-stenosis-and-preserved-systolic-function-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Qishi Zheng, Andie H Djohan, Enghow Lim, Zee Pin Ding, Lieng H Ling, Luming Shi, Edwin Shih-Yen Chan, Calvin Woon Loong Chin
The survival benefits of aortic valve replacement (AVR) in the different flow-gradient states of severe aortic stenosis (AS) is not known. A comprehensive search in PubMed/MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Library, CNKI and OpenGrey were conducted to identify studies that investigated the prognosis of severe AS (effective orifice area ≤1.0 cm(2)) and left ventricular ejection fraction ≥50%. Severe AS was stratified by mean pressure gradient [threshold of 40 mmHg; high-gradient (HG) and low-gradient (LG)] and stroke volume index [threshold of 35 ml/m(2); normal-flow (NL) and low-flow (LF)]...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698420/-intravascular-hemolysis-caused-by-stenosis-of-an-elephant-trunk-report-of-a-case
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Rikako Takamaru, Koji Kawahito, Kei Aizawa, Yoshio Misawa
Symptomatic intravascular hemolysis after prosthetic aortic graft replacement is rare. It is primarily attributed to mechanical injury of red blood cells caused by stenosis of the vascular graft. A 50-year-old man presented with hemolytic anemia, 5 years after total arch replacement with an elephant trunk for type A aortic dissection. The hemolysis was caused by graft stenosis of the elephant trunk. Endovascular treatment for the stenotic elephant trunk was successfully performed. The postoperative course was uneventful, and the hemolysis was resolved immediately after operation...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
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