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C Vignesh, Madhan Kumar, Ramesh Venkataraman, Senthilkumar Rajagopal, Nagarajan Ramakrishnan, Babu K Abraham
Overdose of cardiovascular medications such as beta blockers and calcium channel blockers cause impaired cardiac contractility, vasoplegia, and/or rhythm disturbances. In addition to conventional management of limiting absorption, increasing elimination and hemodynamic support intravenous (IV) calcium infusion, hyperinsulinemia-euglycemia therapy, glucagon infusion, and IV lipid emulsion have been tried. Extracorporeal circulatory assist device support has been reported as a rescue therapy in overdose refractory to maximal medical therapy...
February 2018: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Roosevelt Bryant, David Morales
Transplantation for adult patients with congenital heart disease (ACHD) is a growing clinical endeavor in the transplant community. Understanding the results and defining potential high-risk patient subsets will allow optimization of patient outcomes. This review summarizes the scope of ACHD transplantation, the mechanisms of late ventricular dysfunction, the ACHD population at risk of developing heart failure, the indications and potential contraindications for transplant, surgical considerations, and post-transplant outcomes...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Bruno Levy, Caroline Fritz, Elsa Tahon, Audrey Jacquot, Thomas Auchet, Antoine Kimmoun
Vasoplegia is a ubiquitous phenomenon in all advanced shock states, including septic, cardiogenic, hemorrhagic, and anaphylactic shock. Its pathophysiology is complex, involving various mechanisms in vascular smooth muscle cells such as G protein-coupled receptor desensitization (adrenoceptors, vasopressin 1 receptors, angiotensin type 1 receptors), alteration of second messenger pathways, critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency, and increased production of nitric oxide. This review, based on a critical appraisal of the literature, discusses the main current treatments and future approaches...
February 27, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Santosh Kumar Mishra, Soumen Choudhury
Sepsis is the systemic inflammatory response syndrome that occurs during infection and is exacerbated by the inappropriate immune response encountered by the affected individual. Despite extensive research, sepsis in humans is one of the biggest challenges for clinicians. The high mortality rate in sepsis is primarily due to hypoperfusion-induced multiorgan dysfunctions , resulting from a marked decrease in peripheral resistance. Vascular dysfunctions are further aggravated by sepsis-induced impairment in myocardial contractility...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Edward Walter, James McKinlay, Jade Corbett, Justin Kirk-Bayley
We present the case of a 51-year-old woman admitted to our intensive care unit following an intentional overdose of a calcium channel antagonist and a beta blocker. The resultant hypotension was reversed with glucagon, noradrenaline, calcium and high-dose insulin. Despite these interventions, she remained vasoplegic and received a delayed, standard dose of intralipid. Subsequently, the vasoplegia resolved rapidly, and the vasopressor was stopped. Here, we review the management of overdose of calcium channel and beta-adrenergic receptor blockers, concentrating on the pharmacology of lipid emulsion therapy...
February 2018: Journal of the Intensive Care Society
Miklos D Kertai, Andrew D Shaw
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February 8, 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Aws Almufleh, Lisa M Mielniczuk, Radoslav Zinoviev, Andrew Moeller, Ross A Davies, Ellamae Stadnick, Vincent Chan, Sharon Chih
Vasoplegia occurs in up to 16% of patients who undergo heart transplantation (HT) and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. We present a case of a 61-year-old man with ischemic cardiomyopathy receiving sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto; Novartis, Cambridge, MA) who developed profound hypotension after HT. He was treated with intravenous methylene blue and high-dose vasopressors, but developed acute kidney injury requiring dialysis and a prolonged stay in the intensive care unit. This case supports a potent vasodilatory effect of sacubitril/valsartan, and if confirmed by other studies, might warrant consideration for withholding treatment while awaiting HT, particularly in patients with risk factors for vasoplegia...
December 11, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
Endre Nemeth, Eniko Kovacs, Kristof Racz, Adam Soltesz, Szabolcs Szigeti, Nikolett Kiss, Gergely Csikos, Kinga B Koritsanszky, Viktor Berzsenyi, Gabor Trembickij, Szabolcs Fabry, Zoltan Prohaszka, Bela Merkely, Janos Gal
AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the influence of intraoperative cytokine adsorption on the perioperative vasoplegia, inflammatory response and outcome during orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT). METHODS: 84 OHT patients were separated into the cytokine adsorption (CA) treated group or controls. Vasopressor demand, inflammatory response described by procalcitonin and C-reactive protein and postoperative outcome were assessed performing propensity score matching...
January 29, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
A-M Burgdorff, M Bucher, J Schumann
Sepsis is one of the most frequent causes of death among patients in intensive care units. Many therapeutic strategies have been assessed without the desired success rates. A key risk factor for death is hypotension due to vasodilatation with vascular hyposensitivity. However, the pathways underlying this process remain unclear. Endotoxemia induces inflammatory mediators, and this is followed by vasoplegia and decreased cardiac contractility. Although inhibition of these mediators diminishes mortality rates in animal models, this phenomenon has not been confirmed in humans...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
Joshua L Chan, Jon A Kobashigawa, Tamar L Aintablian, Sadia J Dimbil, Paul A Perry, Jignesh K Patel, Michelle M Kittleson, Lawrence S Czer, Parham Zarrini, Angela Velleca, Jenna Rush, Francisco A Arabia, Alfredo Trento, Fardad Esmailian
BACKGROUND: Vasoplegia is characterized as a severe vasodilatory shock after cardiac surgery, and can be associated with substantial morbidity. Increased systemic inflammation and endothelial dysfunction, often related to prolonged cardiopulmonary bypass times, anesthesia, or mechanical circulatory support have been shown to be associated with the development of vasoplegia. We sought to identify risk factors and the impact of various degrees of vasoplegia after heart transplantation. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of 244 consecutive patients who underwent heart transplantation over a 3-year period...
March 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Shahzad Shaefi, Aaron Mittel, John Klick, Adam Evans, Natalia S Ivascu, Jacob Gutsche, John G T Augoustides
Vasoplegic syndrome, characterized by low systemic vascular resistance and hypotension in the presence of normal or supranormal cardiac function, is a frequent complication of cardiovascular surgery. It is associated with a diffuse systemic inflammatory response and is mediated largely through cellular hyperpolarization, high levels of inducible nitric oxide, and a relative vasopressin deficiency. Cardiopulmonary bypass is a particularly strong precipitant of the vasoplegic syndrome, largely due to its association with nitric oxide production and severe vasopressin deficiency...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Pranav R Shah, Penny S Reynolds, Nirvik Pal, Daniel Tang, Harry McCarthy, Bruce D Spiess
PURPOSE: Vasoplegia is a clinical syndrome marked by severe arteriolar vasodilatation, hypotension, and low systemic vascular resistance refractory to multiple vasopressor treatment. We report our experience with hydroxocobalamin (B12 ) infusion as a potential rescue adjunct for refractory vasoplegia during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of 33 patients undergoing cardiac surgery between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2015, who were given intravenous B12 for refractory hypotension during, or immediately following, CPB...
December 5, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Sharon L McCartney, Lorent Duce, Kamrouz Ghadimi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To evaluate the efficacy, dosing, and safety of methylene blue (MTB) in perioperative vasoplegic syndrome (VS). RECENT FINDINGS: Vasoplegic syndrome is a state of persistent hypotension with elevated cardiac output, low filling pressures, and low systemic vascular resistance (SVR). It occurs in up to 25% of patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass, can last up to 72 h, and is associated with a high mortality rate. MTB has been found to increase SVR and decrease vasopressor requirements in vasoplegic syndrome by inhibiting nitric oxide synthase, thus limiting the generation of nitric oxide, while inhibiting activation of soluble guanylyl cyclase and preventing vasodilation...
February 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
Xiaoshun He, Zhiyong Guo, Qiang Zhao, Weiqiang Ju, Dongping Wang, Linwei Wu, Lu Yang, Fei Ji, Yunhua Tang, Zhiheng Zhang, Shanzhou Huang, Linhe Wang, Zebin Zhu, Kunpeng Liu, Yanling Zhu, Yifang Gao, Wei Xiong, Ming Han, Bing Liao, Maogen Chen, Yi Ma, Xiaofeng Zhu, Wenqi Huang, Changjie Cai, Xiangdong Guan, Xian Chang Li, Jiefu Huang
Ischemia and reperfusion injury (IRI) is an inevitable event in conventional organ transplant procedure and is associated with significant mortality and morbidity post-transplantation. We hypothesize that IRI is avoidable if the blood supply for the organ is not stopped, thus resulting in optimal transplant outcomes. Here we described the first case of a novel procedure called ischemia-free organ transplantation (IFOT) for patients with end-stage liver disease. The liver graft with severe macrovesicular steatosis was donated from a 25-year-old man...
March 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
Audrey Dionne, Nagib Dahdah
Kawasaki disease (KD) is the most common vasculitis of childhood. Coronary artery aneurysms and myocarditis are common cardiovascular complications of KD. While evidence of myocarditis can be found in all patients with KD on histology specimens, only a minority of patients are clinically symptomatic. Occasionally children can present with KD shock syndrome and hemodynamic instability as a result of decreased systolic function and vasoplegia. Several children with KD have depressed shortening fraction on echocardiography...
November 3, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
Yi Cai, Anwar Mack, Beth L Ladlie, Archer Kilbourne Martin
Vasoplegic syndrome is a well-recognized complication during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, especially when refractory to conventional vasoconstrictor therapy. This is the first reported case of vasoplegia on CPB unresponsive to methylene blue whereas responsive to hydroxocobalamin, which indicates that the effect of hydroxocobalamin outside of the nitric oxide system is significant or that the two drugs have a synergistic effect in one or multiple mechanisms...
October 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
Muthapillai Senthilnathan, Anusha Cherian, Hemavathi Balachander, Nanda Kishore Maroju
CONTEXT: Methylene blue is an inhibitor of guanylate cyclase and hence prevents vasoplegia mediated by nitric oxide in patients with sepsis. AIMS: This study aimed to analyze the effect of methylene blue on blood pressure maintenance following induction of anesthesia in patients presenting with peritonitis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Thirty patients diagnosed to have perforation peritonitis were randomized into two groups (Group MB, Group NS). Patients in Group MB were given injection methylene blue 2 mg/kg over 20 min and patients in Group NS were given 50 ml of normal saline over 20 min, before induction...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Chih-Chin Shih, Lin-Pin Hsu, Mei-Hui Liao, Sung-Sen Yang, Shung-Tai Ho, Chin-Chen Wu
Vasoplegia impedes therapeutic interventions to restore vascular tone, leading to severe hypotension, poor tissue perfusion, and multiple organ failure in septic shock. High levels of circulating nitric oxide (NO) play a crucial role in endotoxin-induced vascular hyporeactivity. Proinflammatory cytokines have been implicated in the induction of inducible NO synthase and overproduction of NO. Anti-inflammatory therapy can diminish NO formation and improve vascular hyporeactivity in septic shock. STE20/SPS1-realted proline/alanine-rich kinase (SPAK) has been reported to activate mitogen-activated protein kinase and contribute to intestinal inflammation...
November 5, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
Lauren K Truby, Koji Takeda, Maryjane Farr, James Beck, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Paolo C Colombo, Veli Tokpara, Donna Mancini, Yoshifumi Naka, Hiroo Takayama
Despite significant advances in the medical management of heart transplant (HT) recipients, perioperative complications, including vasoplegia, remain a significant contributor to morbidity and mortality. This is a retrospective review of patients who received HT at our institution between 2012 and 2015. Mean systemic vascular resistance (SVR) was calculated during the bypass run. Vasoplegia was defined as a mean SVR <800 dynes s/cm despite a high pressor requirement (>1,500 μg neosynephrine bolused)...
August 2, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Athanasios Tsiouris, Lynn Wilson, Ala S Haddadin, James J Yun, Abeel A Mangi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze risk factors and outcomes of vasoplegia after cardiac surgery based on our experience with almost 2000 cardiac operations performed at our institution. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed patients who underwent cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) between 2011 and 2013. Data were available for a total of 1992 patients. We defined vasoplegia as hypotension with persistently low systemic vascular resistance (<800 dyn/s/cm) and preserved Cardiac Index (>2...
October 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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