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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904840/surgical-experience-on-chronic-constrictive-pericarditis-in-african-setting-review-of-35-years-experience-in-cote-d-ivoire
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Koffi Herve Yangni-Angate, Yves Tanauh, Christophe Meneas, Florent Diby, Anicet Adoubi, Manga Diomande
BACKGROUND: Surgical experience with chronic constrictive pericarditis (CCP) is rarely documented in Africa; the aim of this study is therefore to review our African experience with CCP from 1977 to 2012 in terms of clinical and surgical outcomes and risk factors of early death after pericardiectomy. METHODS: This retrospective study is related to 120 patients with CCP; there were 72 men and 48 women with an average age at 28.8±10.4 years standard deviation (SD) (8-51 years)...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892889/the-impact-of-functional-vs-degenerative-mitral-regurgitation-on-clinical-outcomes-among-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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René Vollenbroich, Stefan Stortecky, Fabien Praz, Jonas Lanz, Anna Franzone, Katarzyna Zuk, Dik Heg, Marco Valgimigli, Crochan John O'Sullivan, Corinna Heinisch, Eva Roost, Peter Wenaweser, Stephan Windecker, Thomas Pilgrim
BACKGROUND: Among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), concomitant mitral regurgitation (MR) has been associated with adverse prognosis. We aimed to assess long-term clinical outcomes according to MR etiology. METHODS: In a single-center registry of consecutive patients undergoing TAVI, we investigated the impact of functional (FMR) vs degenerative (DMR) MR on cardiovascular (CV) mortality throughout 2years of follow-up. RESULTS: Among 603 patients (mean age 82...
October 28, 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889914/predictors-of-long-term-mortality-in-older-patients-hospitalized-for-acutely-decompensated-heart-failure-clinical-relevance-of-natriuretic-peptides
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Andrea Passantino, Piero Guida, Rocco Lagioia, Enrico Ammirati, Fabrizio Oliva, Maria Frigerio, Domenico Scrutinio
BACKGROUND: Acute heart failure is a common cause of hospitalization among older patients. Optimized risk stratification might improve the outcome for this subgroup of patients. Natriuretic peptides have been used in the diagnosis of heart failure and in evaluating the prognosis of patients hospitalized for heart failure. However, their utility in the elderly is still controversial. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate long-term survival and prognostic factors for elderly patients hospitalized for acutely decompensated heart failure and evaluate the prognostic utility of NT-proBNP...
November 27, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887692/mechanisms-of-effort-intolerance-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-borderline-ejection-fraction
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Yan Topilsky, Zach Rozenbaum, Shafik Khoury, Gregg S Pressman, Yaniv Gura, Jack Sherez, Avi Man, Jason Shimiaie, Sanford Edwards, Joshua Berookhim, Thierry Le Tourneau, Amir Halkin, Simon Biner, Gad Keren, Galit Aviram
Combining echocardiography and cardiopulmonary stress testing allows noninvasive assessment of hemodynamics, and oxygen extraction (A-VO2 difference). We evaluated mechanisms of effort intolerance in patients with heart failure with borderline (40% to 49%) left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) (HF and Borderline Ejection fraction). We included 89 consecutive patients with HF and Borderline Ejection fraction (n = 25; 63.6 ± 14 years, 64% men), control subjects (n = 22), patients with HF with preserved EF (n = 26; EF ≥50%), and patients with HF with reduced EF (n = 16; <40%)...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879530/transaortic-edge-to-edge-repair-for-functional-mitral-regurgitation-during-aortic-valve-replacement-a-13-year-experience
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Christos G Mihos, Maiteder Larrauri-Reyes, Judy Hung, Orlando Santana
OBJECTIVE: The study evaluated the feasibility of a transaortic edge-to-edge mitral valve repair (Alfieri stitch) for moderate or greater (≥2+) functional mitral regurgitation (MR) in high-risk patients undergoing aortic valve replacement. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 40 consecutive patients who underwent aortic valve replacement combined with a transaortic edge-to-edge mitral valve repair for 2+ or greater functional MR, between February 2002 and April 2015...
November 22, 2016: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875727/predictor-of-left-ventricular-dysfunction-after-aortic-valve-replacement-in-mixed-aortic-valve-disease
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Alexander C Egbe, Carole A Warnes
BACKGROUND: The fate of the left ventricle (LV) after aortic valve replacement (AVR) in mixed aortic valve disease (MAVD) is unknown. METHODS: Patients with moderate-severe MAVD, ejection fraction ≥50%, and no coronary artery disease who underwent AVR were identified. Moderate-severe MAVD was defined as a combination of ≥moderate aortic stenosis and ≥moderate aortic regurgitation. Assessment for LVD was performed at 1 and 5years after AVR. The purpose of the study was to determine prevalence and predictors of early and late left ventricular dysfunction (LVD) defined as ejection fraction <50% at 1 and 5years post-AVR...
November 14, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875721/percutaneous-mitral-valve-repair-the-last-chance-for-symptoms-improvement-in-advanced-refractory-chronic-heart-failure
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Alessandra Berardini, Elena Biagini, Francesco Saia, Davide Stolfo, Mario Previtali, Francesco Grigioni, Bruno Pinamonti, Gabriele Crimi, Alessandro Salvi, Maurizio Ferrario, Antonio De Luca, Fabrizio Gazzoli, Maria Letizia Bacchi Reggiani, Claudia Raineri, Gianfranco Sinagra, Claudio Rapezzi
BACKGROUND: The role of percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR) in patients with end-stage heart failure (HF) and functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) is unclear. METHODS: Seventy-five consecutive patients with FMR grade≥3+ and severe HF symptoms despite optimal medical therapy and resynchronization therapy underwent PMVR with the MitraClip system (Abbott, Abbott Park, IL, USA) at 3 centers. Clinical evaluation, echocardiography and pro-BNP measurement were performed at baseline and at 6-month...
November 12, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873174/prognostic-value-of-exercise-left-ventricular-end-systolic-volume-index-in-patients-with-asymptomatic-aortic-regurgitation-an-exercise-echocardiography-study
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Yukio Sato, Masaki Izumo, Kengo Suzuki, Seisyou Kou, Kihei Yoneyama, Maya Tsukahara, Kanako Teramoto, Keisuke Minami, Shingo Kuwata, Ryo Kamijima, Kei Mizukoshi, Akio Hayashi, Sachihiko Nobuoka, Eiji Ohtaki, Tomoo Harada, Yoshihiro J Akashi
BACKGROUND: Surgical timing of chronic aortic regurgitation (AR) remains a matter of debate because of limited data. This study assessed the prognostic value of exercise echocardiography in asymptomatic AR. METHODS: This prospective study included 60 consecutive asymptomatic patients with isolated moderate or severe AR (mean regurgitant volume 56.7 ± 11.8 ml) and preserved ejection fraction who underwent exercise echocardiography. The clinical outcomes were defined by the presence of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and the indication for aortic valve replacement (AVR) with class I or IIa classification in the current guidelines...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872995/nt-probnp-as-marker-of-ventricular-dilatation-and-pulmonary-regurgitation-after-surgical-correction-of-tetralogy-of-fallot-a-mri-validation-study
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Annalisa Paolino, Tarique Hussain, Antonio Pavon, Maria Nieves Velasco, Sergio Uribe, Antonio Ordoñez, Israel Valverde
The goal of this study is to evaluate whether NT-proBNP plasma levels may help as a screening biomarker for monitoring right ventricular dilatation, pulmonary regurgitation and the onset of heart failure in patients with repaired Tetralogy of Fallot. Our single-centre observational prospective study involved 43 patients (15.1 years, SD = 8) with corrected Tetralogy of Fallot. Data collection included: clinical parameters (electrocardiogram, chest X-ray, NYHA scale, time since last surgery), biochemistry (NT-proBNP levels) and MRI values (ventricular volumetry, pulmonary flow assessment)...
November 21, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867305/pulmonary-hypertension-in-heart-failure-patients-presenting-at-oauthc-ile-ife-nigeria
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Valentine N Amadi, Olufemi E Ajayi, Anthony O Akintomide, Olugbenga O Abiodun, Olaniyi J Bamikole, Michael O Balogun
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is common in heart failure patients. Literature on PH in heart failure is sparse in Nigeria. This study was carried out to determine the prevalence of PH in heart failure patients and ascertain the relationship between left ventricular systolic and diastolic function and the degree of PH. METHODS: A total of 125 heart failure patients had echocardiography done. PH was diagnosed using tricuspid regurgitation jet and pulmonary ejection jet profile...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865719/pre-load-induced-changes-in-forward-lv-stroke-and%C3%A2-functional-mitral%C3%A2-regurgitation-echocardiographic-detection-of-the-descending-limb%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-starling-s-curve
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Yukio Abe, Kanako Akamatsu, Atsuko Furukawa, Kazato Ito, Yoshiki Matsumura, Kazuo Haze, Takahiko Naruko, Minoru Yoshiyama, Junichi Yoshikawa
OBJECTIVES: To clarify the prognostic significance of diagnosing whether the failing heart is functioning on the descending limb of the Starling curve by using echocardiography with passive leg lifting (PLL). BACKGROUND: Patients with advanced heart failure can shift to the descending limb of the Starling curve, in which pre-load does not lead to an expected increase in forward left ventricular stroke volume (LVSV). METHODS: Thirty-five consecutive patients with left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction of <40% underwent echocardiography at rest during baseline and during PLL to increase pre-load...
November 10, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865200/a-review-of-comparative-studies-of-mitraclip-versus-surgical-repair-for-mitral-regurgitation
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Hisato Takagi, Tomo Ando, Takuya Umemoto
OBJECTIVES: We summarized comparative studies of MitraClip versus surgical repair for mitral regurgitation (MR) with a systematic literature search and meta-analytic estimates. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched through June 2016. Eligible studies were randomized controlled or observational comparative studies of MitraClip versus surgical repair enrolling patients with MR and reporting early (30-day or in-hospital) or late (≥6-month including early) all-cause mortality...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863733/impact-of-left-ventricular-systolic-function-on-outcome-of-correction-of-chronic-severe-aortic-valve-regurgitation-implications-for-timing-of-surgical-intervention
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Takashi Murashita, Hartzell V Schaff, Rakesh M Suri, Richard C Daly, Zhuo Li, Joseph A Dearani, Kevin L Greason, Rick A Nishimura
BACKGROUND: The timing of valve repair or replacement in patients with severe aortic valve regurgitation (AR) is controversial. We investigated the effect of left ventricular (LV) function on survival and recovery of LV performance and dimensions after correction of chronic severe AR. METHODS: We reviewed 530 consecutive patients who underwent aortic valve repair or replacement for severe AR between January 1, 2004, and June 30, 2014. RESULTS: The 30-day mortality was 0...
November 15, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863355/changes-in-the-severity-of-aortic-regurgitation-at-peak-effort-during-exercise
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José Francisco Forteza Albertí, Marta Noris Mora, Andrés Carrillo López, Pere Pericàs, Lucía Pasamar Márquez, Francisco Javier Calderón Montero, Antonio Rodríguez Fernández
BACKGROUND: Chronic aortic regurgitation can be well tolerated for a long time. Some patients with normal ventricular function can even reach high levels of sporting performance. How the severity of regurgitation may change during exercise, however, is little known, although some studies suggest it diminishes. The present work examines, during exercise, the functional capacity, ventricular function, and regurgitation fraction (RF) in asymptomatic subjects with moderate or severe aortic regurgitation with preserved ejection fraction...
November 10, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855803/long-term-outcomes-in-patients-with%C3%A2-aortic-regurgitation-and-preserved%C3%A2-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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Amgad Mentias, Ke Feng, Alaa Alashi, L Leonardo Rodriguez, A Marc Gillinov, Douglas R Johnston, Joseph F Sabik, Lars G Svensson, Richard A Grimm, Brian P Griffin, Milind Y Desai
BACKGROUND: Chronic severe aortic regurgitation (AR) imposes significant volume and pressure overload on the left ventricle (LV), but such patients typically remain in an asymptomatic state for a very long time. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to examine long-term outcomes in a contemporary group of patients with grade III+ chronic AR and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and the value of aortic valve (AV) surgery on long-term survival. We also wanted to reassess the threshold of LV dimension, beyond which mortality significantly increases...
November 15, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846845/relationship-between-native-papillary-muscle-t1-time-and-severity-of-functional-mitral-regurgitation-in-patients-with-non-ischemic-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Shingo Kato, Shiro Nakamori, Sébastien Roujol, Francesca N Delling, Shadi Akhtari, Jihye Jang, Tamer Basha, Sophie Berg, Kraig V Kissinger, Beth Goddu, Warren J Manning, Reza Nezafat
BACKGROUND: Functional mitral regurgitation is one of the severe complications of non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Non-contrast native T1 mapping has emerged as a non-invasive method to evaluate myocardial fibrosis. We sought to evaluate the potential relationship between papillary muscle T1 time and mitral regurgitation in DCM patients. METHODS: Forty DCM patients (55 ± 13 years) and 20 healthy adult control subjects (54 ± 13 years) were studied...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837302/longitudinal-validation-of-the-diastolic-to-systolic-time-velocity-integral-ratio-as-a-doppler-derived-measure-of-pulmonary-regurgitation-in-patients-with-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Misha Bhat, Elizabeth Goldmuntz, Mark A Fogel, Jack Rychik, Laura Mercer-Rosa
Pulmonary regurgitation (PR) is a common residual lesion and major determinant of outcome following surgical repair for tetralogy of Fallot. We sought to longitudinally study a previously described echocardiographic index as a correlate of PR measured by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR). We conducted a retrospective longitudinal study of patients with baseline and follow-up echocardiogram and CMR. The baseline studies were obtained as part of a research protocol, while the follow-up studies were performed for clinical purposes...
November 11, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829587/pre-and-postoperative-predictors-of-long-term-prognosis-after-aortic-valve-replacement-for-severe-chronic-aortic-regurgitation
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Masashi Amano, Chisato Izumi, Sari Imamura, Naoaki Onishi, Jiro Sakamoto, Yodo Tamaki, Soichiro Enomoto, Makoto Miyake, Toshihiro Tamura, Hirokazu Kondo, Kazuaki Kaitani, Kazuo Yamanaka, Yoshihisa Nakagawa
BACKGROUND: There are few data on the long-term prognosis and chronological changes in left ventricular (LV) function after aortic valve replacement (AVR) in patients with severe chronic aortic regurgitation (AR) among the Japanese population.Methods and Results:We retrospectively investigated the long-term prognosis in 80 consecutive patients with severe chronic AR who underwent AVR. Additionally, 65 patients with follow-up echocardiography at 1 year after AVR were investigated to evaluate chronological changes in LV function...
November 9, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823895/impact-of-residual-mitral-regurgitation-after-mitraclip-implantation
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Hidehiro Kaneko, Michael Neuss, Jens Weissenborn, Christian Butter
BACKGROUND: MitraClip (MC) is an alternative treatment for mitral regurgitation (MR). Although residual MR is common after MC, little was known about the impact of residual MR after MC. METHODS: We examined 255 consecutive patients who underwent MC. The primary endpoint was the composite endpoint including all-cause death, left ventricular (LV) assist device, and mitral valve surgery. RESULTS: Procedure failure defined as unsuccessful MC implantation (n=6) and residual MR ≥3+ (n=19) was associated with worse outcomes including the primary endpoint and all-cause death than those with acute procedure success (APS) defined as residual MR 2+ (n=125) or 1+ (n=105)...
October 24, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813186/percutaneous-trans-coronary-venous-mitral-annuloplasty-in-patients-with-functional-mitral-regurgitation-analysis-of-poznan-carillon-registry-data
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Piotr Kałmucki, Olga Jerzykowska, Rafał Dankowski, Artur Baszko, Lucyna Kramer, Andrzej Szyszka, Tomasz Siminiak
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of our study is to verify, whether percutaneous mitral annuloplasty results in reverse remodeling in patients with functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) and impaired ejection fraction (EF) and to investigate which echo parameters may help in prediction of the efficacy of the procedure. BACKGROUND: FMR exacerbates left ventricular (LV) dilatation and contributes to both LV remodeling and heart failure. METHODS: We analyzed baseline and 1 month follow-up data in 22 consecutive patients with FMR, who underwent successful percutaneous trans-coronary venous mitral annuloplasty with the Carillon device...
December 2016: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
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