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Felix Kreidel, Hannes Alessandrini, Peter Wohlmuth, Michael Schmoeckel, Stephan Geidel
OBJECTIVE: To assess the results of catheter-based and surgical reintervention in primary mitral regurgitation (PMR) after failed MitraClip therapy. METHODS: We report on 21 consecutive symptomatic patients with PMR (median age 78 years) who underwent either repeat MitraClip therapy (n=7) or mitral valve surgery (n=14) after failure of the index procedure with 1-2 MitraClip implantations. At the time of reinterventions, 193 [IQR: 32 to 622] days after index procedure, patients had recurrent or persistent grade 3 MR...
March 12, 2018: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Georg Wolff, Eliano Pio Navarese, Maximilian Brockmeyer, Yingfeng Lin, Athanasios Karathanos, Michalina Kołodziejczak, Jacek Kubica, Amin Polzin, Tobias Zeus, Ralf Westenfeld, Felicita Andreotti, Malte Kelm, Volker Schulze
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May 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Taysir S Garadah, Khalid Bin Thani, Leena Sulibech, Ahmed A Jaradat, Mohamed E Al Alawi, Haytham Amin
Background: Risk factors and short-term mortality in patients presented with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) in Bahrain has not been evaluated before. Aim: In this prospective observational study, we aim to determine the clinical risk profiles of patients with ACS in Bahrain and describe the incidence, pattern of presentation and predictors of in-hospital clinical outcomes after admission. Methods: Patients with ACS were prospectively enrolled over a 12 month period...
2018: Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal
Rakesh Quinn, Marie Mansfield, Alexandra Brown, David Rangiah
Post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a common, self-limiting complication following non-cardiac surgery. It is associated with other complications such as pneumonia and sepsis, increased hospital stay and in-hospital mortality. The aim of the study is to identify risk factors, morbidity and mortality associated with POAF. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of 571 consecutive patients who presented for colorectal surgery at The Canberra Hospital. Seventy-four patients were excluded due to history of atrial fibrillation and a further 124 patients were lost to follow-up at 1 year...
March 14, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
Aung Myat, Kyoung-Jun Song, Thomas Rea
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a leading cause of global mortality. Regional variations in reporting frameworks and survival mean the exact burden of OHCA to public health is unknown. Nevertheless, overall prognosis and neurological outcome are relatively poor following OHCA and have remained almost static for the past three decades. In this Series paper, we explore the aetiology of OHCA. Coronary artery disease remains the predominant cause, but there is a diverse range of other potential cardiac and non-cardiac causes to be aware of...
March 10, 2018: Lancet
Hermann Blessberger, Juergen Kammler, Hans Domanovits, Oliver Schlager, Brigitte Wildner, Danyel Azar, Martin Schillinger, Franz Wiesbauer, Clemens Steinwender
BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials have yielded conflicting results regarding the ability of beta-blockers to influence perioperative cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Thus routine prescription of these drugs in unselected patients remains a controversial issue. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to systematically analyse the effects of perioperatively administered beta-blockers for prevention of surgery-related mortality and morbidity in patients undergoing any type of surgery while under general anaesthesia...
March 13, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Qiang Wang, Jia-Xin Ye, Min Ge, Dong-Jin Wang
This study reviews our results and experience with cardiothoracic surgery via RVIAT over the past 15 years. This retrospective overview summarises our results, describing the early and late clinical outcomes of 1,126 patients, including 370 ASD closures, 488 VSD closures and 268 valve surgeries, at a single center between October 2001 and December 2015. The mean follow-up time was 52 ± 35 months (range 8-120 months). The mean incision length was 6 ± 2.22 cm (range 3.9-8.9 cm). No patient required conversion to median sternotomy...
March 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
M Crowther, K van der Spuy, F Roodt, M B Nejthardt, J G Davids, J Roos, E Cloete, T Pretorius, G L Davies, J G van der Walt, C van der Westhuizen, M Flint, J L C Swanevelder, B M Biccard
Hypertension is not consistently associated with postoperative cardiovascular morbidity and is therefore not considered a major peri-operative risk factor. However, hypertension may predispose to peri-operative haemodynamic changes known to be associated with peri-operative morbidity and mortality, such as intra-operative hypotension and tachycardia. The objective of this study was to determine whether pre-operative hypertension was independently associated with haemodynamic changes known to be associated with adverse peri-operative outcomes...
March 12, 2018: Anaesthesia
Sarinnapha M Vasunilashorn, Long H Ngo, Noel Y Chan, Wenxiao Zhou, Simon T Dillon, Hasan H Otu, Sharon K Inouye, Iris Wyrobnik, George A Kuchel, Janet E McElhaney, Zhongcong Xie, David C Alsop, Richard N Jones, Towia A Libermann, Edward R Marcantonio
Background: Delirium is common, morbid, and costly, yet its biology is poorly understood. We aimed to develop a multi-protein signature of delirium by identifying proteins associated with delirium from unbiased proteomics and combining them with delirium biomarkers identified in our prior work (interleukin [IL]-6 and IL-2). Methods: We used the Successful Aging after Elective Surgery (SAGES) Study of adults age ≥70 undergoing major non-cardiac surgery (N=560; 24% delirium)...
February 24, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Joanne J A van Bavel, Marc A Vos, Marcel A G van der Heyden
Degradation of cellular material by lysosomes is known as autophagy, and its main function is to maintain cellular homeostasis for growth, proliferation and survival of the cell. In recent years, research has focused on the characterization of autophagy pathways. Targeting of autophagy mediators has been described predominantly in cancer treatment, but also in neurological and cardiovascular diseases. Although the number of studies is still limited, there are indications that activity of autophagy pathways increases under arrhythmic conditions...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Shinya Iwasawa, Tomomi Uyeda, Mika Saito, Taku Ishii, Akio Inage, Yuji Hamamichi, Satoshi Yazaki, Tadahiro Yoshikawa
Amiodarone (AMD) is a class III anti-arrhythmic drug that is highly effective for tachyarrhythmia treatment. AMD is widely used in adults with congenital heart disease (CHD); however, higher doses of AMD (> 200 mg/day) can cause various non-cardiac side effects. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy, safety, and adverse events of low-dose AMD (≤ 200 mg/day) for tachyarrhythmia in patients with CHD. We retrospectively studied 80 patients with CHD and tachyarrhythmia who received oral low-dose AMD (≤ 200 mg/day) from January 2004 to March 2016...
March 9, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
P A MacIntyre, M Scott, R Seigne, A Clark, F Deveer, I Minchin
This prospective multicentre observational study investigated the risk of non-cardiac surgery in patients with moderate or severe aortic stenosis (AS). Patients with AS undergoing non-cardiac surgery in five New Zealand hospitals between August 2011 and September 2015 were studied. Preoperative variables were analysed for a significant association with postoperative major adverse cardiac events (MACE) and 30-day mortality. Of the 147 patients recruited, 13 (9%) died within 30 days and 33 (22%) had a MACE. Using univariate analysis, patients with severe AS had four times higher 30-day mortality than patients with moderate AS (16% versus 4%, <i>P</i>=0...
March 2018: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
A Pym, E Ben-Menachem
Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is a common and distressing problem for patients and increases the burden of care in post-anaesthesia care units (PACU). As such it has been a recent focus for quality improvement. Evidence-based guidelines have demonstrated the benefit of PONV risk stratification and prophylaxis, but may be underutilised in clinical practice. This prospective pre-/post-intervention study was conducted at an adult tertiary hospital in non-cardiac adult surgical patients at higher-risk of PONV...
March 2018: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Alyssa Kirby, Sisira Jayathissa
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common arrhythmia encountered perioperatively in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery. There is emerging evidence suggesting high risk of ischaemic stroke. There are no clear guidelines surrounding initiation of anticoagulation in this setting. This study evaluates current practice in anticoagulant management of new perioperative AF at Hutt Hospital. METHODS: We have undertaken a retrospective study of 3,558 patients aged 60 years and over admitted for non-cardiac surgery at Hutt Hospital in 2014, to assess incidence of new AF/flutter and review how they were managed in regards to anticoagulation...
March 9, 2018: New Zealand Medical Journal
Donald G Harris, Sarah B Olson, Claire B Rosen, Richa Kalsi, Bradley S Taylor, Jose J Diaz, Tanya R Flohr, Robert S Crawford
INTRODUCTION: Patients with acute vascular disease frequently need specialized management that may require transfer to a vascular referral center. While transfer may be medically necessary, it can delay definitive care and is an indicator of incorrect triage to the initial hospital. Regionalization of acute vascular care could improve patient triage and subsequent outcomes. To evaluate the potential benefit from regionalization, we analyzed outcomes of patients treated for acute vascular disease at vascular referral centers...
March 5, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Massimo Franchini, Carlo Mengoli, Mario Cruciani, Marco Marietta, Giuseppe Marano, Stefania Vaglio, Simonetta Pupella, Eva Veropalumbo, Francesca Masiello, Giancarlo M Liumbruno
BACKGROUND: Thrombelastography (TEG) and rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) are viscoelastic haemostatic assays (VHA) which exploit the elastic properties of clotting blood. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the usefulness of these tests in bleeding patients outside the cardiac surgical setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, EMBASE and SCOPUS. We also searched clinical trial registries for ongoing and unpublished studies, and checked reference lists to identify additional studies...
February 26, 2018: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
Adina Kleinerüschkamp, Patrick Meybohm, Niels Straub, Kai Zacharowski, Suma Choorapoikayil
BACKGROUND: Patient blood management (PBM) is a multidisciplinary concept focused on the management of anaemia, minimisation of iatrogenic blood loss and rational use of allogeneic blood products. The aims of this study were: (i) to analyse post-operative outcome in patients with liberal vs restrictive exposure to allogeneic blood products and (ii) to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of PBM in patients undergoing surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis were performed to compare post-operative complications in predominantly non-transfused patients (restrictive transfusion group) and patients who received one to three units of red blood cells (liberal transfusion group)...
February 16, 2018: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
Raimondo De Cristofaro
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March 5, 2018: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
Mladjan Golubovic, Radmilo Jankovic, Dusan Sokolovic, Vladan Cosic, Vesna Maravic, Tomislav Kostic, Zoran Perisic, Nebojsa Ladjevic
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the utility of preoperative mid-regional pro-adrenomedulin (MR-proADM) and cardiac troponin T (TnT) for improved detection of patients at high risk for perioperative cardiac events and mortality after major non-cardiac surgery. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This prospective, single-center, observational study enrolled 79 patients undergoing major non-cardiac surgery. After initial clinical assessment (clinical history, physical examination, echocardiogram, blood tests, and chest X-ray), mid-regional pro-adrenomedulin and high sensitivity troponin T (hsTnT) were measured within 48 hours prior to surgery by immunoluminometric and electrochemiluminescence-immuno assay...
March 7, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
Toshiaki Isogai, Tsutomu Yoshikawa, Tetsuro Ueda, Tetsuo Yamaguchi, Yoichi Imori, Yuichiro Maekawa, Konomi Sakata, Tsutomu Murakami, Hiroki Mochizuki, Kenshiro Arao, Akihisa Kimura, Ken Nagao, Takeshi Yamamoto, Morimasa Takayama
BACKGROUND: Although the typical apical form of Takotsubo syndrome and anterior acute myocardial infarction have similar electrocardiographic and echocardiographic presentations, data on the clinical differences between the two disorders are limited. METHODS: Using the Tokyo Cardiovascular Care Unit network registry, we identified patients hospitalised with apical Takotsubo syndrome ( n=540; 2010-2014) or anterior acute myocardial infarction ( n=2,806; 2013-2014) and created 522 age and sex-matched pairs (mean age 74...
March 1, 2018: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
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