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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930591/lipoprotein-a-and-cardiovascular-disease-current-state-and-future-directions-for-an-enigmatic-lipoprotein
#1
Anum Saeed, Salim S Virani
Lipoprotein (a) (Lp (a)) is a complex polymorphic lipoprotein. Although structurally similar to low-density lipoprotein, Lp(a) has a glycoprotein, apolipoprotein(a) (apo(a)), attached to the apolipoprotein B-100 component. Several unique properties of Lp(a) can be attributed to the presence of apo(a). Several decades of research has improved our understanding of the structure, biochemistry, and pathophysiology of Lp(a) associated diseases. Genetic, epidemiological, and translational data indicate that elevated Lp(a) levels are likely in the causal pathway for atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases as well as calcification of the aortic valves...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929446/new-imaging-tools-in-cardiovascular-medicine-computational-fluid-dynamics-and-4d-flow-mri
#2
Keiichi Itatani, Shohei Miyazaki, Tokoki Furusawa, Satoshi Numata, Sachiko Yamazaki, Kazuki Morimoto, Rina Makino, Hiroko Morichi, Teruyasu Nishino, Hitoshi Yaku
Blood flow imaging is a novel technology in cardiovascular medicine and surgery. Today, two types of blood flow imaging tools are available: measurement-based flow visualization including 4D flow MRI (or 3D cine phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging), or echocardiography flow visualization software, and computer flow simulation modeling based on computational fluid dynamics (CFD). MRI and echocardiography flow visualization provide measured blood flow but have limitations in temporal and spatial resolution, whereas CFD flow calculates the flow according to assumptions instead of flow measurement, and it has sufficiently fine resolution up to the computer memory limit, and it enables even virtual surgery when combined with computer graphics...
September 19, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929388/fiber-reinforced-computational-model-of-the-aortic-root-incorporating-thoracic-aorta-and-coronary-structures
#3
Hossein Mohammadi, Raymond Cartier, Rosaire Mongrain
Cardiovascular diseases are still the leading causes of death in the developed world. The decline in the mortality associated with circulatory system diseases is accredited to development of new diagnostic and prognostic tools. It is well known that there is an inter relationship between the aortic valve impairment and pathologies of the aorta and coronary vessels. However, due to the limitations of the current tools, the possible link is not fully elucidated. Following our previous model of the aortic root including the coronaries, in this study, we have further developed the global aspect of the model by incorporating the anatomical structure of the thoracic aorta...
September 19, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928672/micrornas-clustered-within-the-14q32-locus-are-associated-with-endothelial-damage-and-microparticle-secretion-in-bicuspid-aortic-valve-disease
#4
Neus Martínez-Micaelo, Raúl Beltrán-Debón, Gerard Aragonés, Marta Faiges, Josep M Alegret
Background: We previously described that PECAM(+) circulating endothelial microparticles (EMPs) are elevated in bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) disease as a manifestation of endothelial damage. In this study, we hypothesized that this endothelial damage, is functionally related to the secretion of a specific pattern of EMP-associated miRNAs. Methods: We used a bioinformatics approach to correlate the PECAM(+) EMP levels with the miRNA expression profile in plasma in healthy individuals and BAV patients (n = 36)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927635/coronary-access-following-tavi-selective-coronary-engagement-using-balloon-assisted-tracking-of-a-guide-catheter-extension
#5
Matthew Jackson, Paul D Williams
performing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) following transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) will become more frequent with the increasing use of TAVI in lower surgical risk populations. The ideal management strategy for coronary artery disease (CAD) in the setting of TAVI is not well defined and CAD is often left untreated prior to TAVI. Engaging the coronary ostia through the TAVI side cells can be challenging; techniques for rapid coronary cannulation, especially in the acute setting, need to be developed...
July 31, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917673/b-type-natriuretic-peptide-and-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-for-risk-stratification-in-low-flow-low-gradient-aortic-stenosis-a-substudy-of-the-topas-study
#6
Abdellaziz Dahou, Marie-Annick Clavel, Romain Capoulade, Kim O'Connor, Henrique B Ribeiro, Nancy Côté, Florent Le Ven, Josep Rodés-Cabau, Jean G Dumesnil, Patrick Mathieu, Philippe Pibarot
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine the prognostic value of combined measures of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hsTnT) in patients with low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis (LF-LG AS) who had either a preserved or reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). BACKGROUND: An elevated BNP level is associated with increased risk of mortality in patients with LF-LG AS. The incremental prognostic value of hsTnT in these patients is unknown...
September 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916601/gait-speed-can-predict-advanced-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-who-undergo-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-insights-from-a-japanese-multicenter-registry
#7
Seiji Kano, Masanori Yamamoto, Tetsuro Shimura, Ai Kagase, Masanao Tsuzuki, Atsuko Kodama, Yutaka Koyama, Toshihiro Kobayashi, Kenichi Shibata, Norio Tada, Toru Naganuma, Motoharu Araki, Futoshi Yamanaka, Shinichi Shirai, Kazuki Mizutani, Minoru Tabata, Hiroshi Ueno, Kensuke Takagi, Akihiro Higashimori, Toshiaki Otsuka, Yusuke Watanabe, Kentaro Hayashida
BACKGROUND: Gait speed reflects an important factor of frailty and is associated with an increased risk of late mortality in patients with cardiac disease. This study sought to assess the prognostic value of gait speed in elderly patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement. METHODS AND RESULTS: We investigated the 5-m or 15-feet gait speed (m/sec) in 1256 patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve implantation using data from the OCEAN-TAVI Japanese multicenter registry (Optimized Catheter Valvular Intervention-Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation)...
September 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912820/granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-with-myocarditis-and-ventricular-tachycardia
#8
Ramy Magdy Hanna, Eduardo Lopez, James Wilson
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), previously known as Wegener's granulomatosis, is a pulmonary-renal syndrome affecting small and medium sized blood vessels. The disease has a prevalence in studies ranging from 3 to 15.7 cases per 100,000, with a noted increasing incidence and prevalence in more recent studies. Pulmonary manifestations include hemorrhage, lung cavitary lesions, and pulmonary fibrosis. Within the kidney, GPA is known to cause rapidly progressive pauci-immune crescentic glomerulonephritis...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912416/a-case-of-tranexamic-acid-as-adjunctive-treatment-for-chronic-subdural-hematoma-with-multiple-recurrences
#9
Ronni Mikkelsen, Thorkil Anker-Møller, Anne-Mette Hvas, Niels Sunde
BACKGROUND Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is a common neurosurgical condition that is treated using a cranial burr hole evacuation procedure, but recurrence is common. The use of anticoagulant therapy can increase the risk of developing a recurrent subdural hematoma. We present a challenging case of a patient on long-term anticoagulant therapy following previous aortic and aortic valve surgery who had CSDH with multiple recurrences and was ultimately treated with tranexamic acid as an adjunct to surgery. CASE REPORT A male patient in his mid-sixties presented with a headache and bilateral CSDH...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910266/therapeutic-effect-and-mechanism-of-action-of-abnormal-savda-munziq-in-development-of-degenerative-atherosclerotic-aortic-valve-disease
#10
Aisikaer Shabiti, Aili Aibibula, Aikeremu Tuerxun, Halmurat Wufuer
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effect of abnormal Savda Munziq (ASMq) on the development of degenerative atherosclerotic aortic valve disease and its underlying mechanisms. MATERIAL AND METHODS We randomly divided 80 rabbits into 4 groups: a normal control group (group N, n=20); a high-fat diet group (group HC, n=20); a high-fat diet and Atorvastatin calcium intervention group (group AI, n=20); and a high-fat diet and ASMq intervention group (group MI, n=20). For evaluation of blood lipid profiles, blood samples were collected at week 0 and at the end of week 8...
September 14, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904928/prenatal-sonographic-diagnosis-of-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
#11
Raghu Teja Sadineni, B Santh Kumar, N B Chander, Durga Mahita Boppana
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) represents a variety of cardiac malformations that may result from errors in the early stages of cardiac development. HLHS includes a wide spectrum of cardiac malformations including hypoplasia of the left ventricle, ascending aorta, hypoplasia, or atresia of the aortic and mitral valves. Over the recent years, the improved resolution of advanced equipment with awareness and increased performance of second-trimester ultrasound examinations for the assessment of fetal anomalies have helped in understanding the spectrum and have expanded our knowledge of HLHS...
July 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904058/evaluation-of-lipoprotein-a-electrophoretic-and-immunoassay-methods-in-discriminating-risk-of-calcific-aortic-valve-disease-and-incident-coronary-heart-disease-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
#12
Jing Cao, Brian T Steffen, Weihua Guan, Matthew Budoff, Erin D Michos, Jorge R Kizer, Wendy S Post, Michael Y Tsai
BACKGROUND: A number of lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] analytical techniques are available that quantify distinct particle components, yet their clinical efficacy has not been comprehensively evaluated. This study determined whether Lp(a) mass [Lp(a)-M], Lp(a) cholesterol content [Lp(a)-C], and particle concentration [Lp(a)-P] differentially discriminated risk of calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) or incident coronary heart disease (CHD) among 4679 participants of the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)...
September 13, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901226/isolated-right-juxtaposition-of-the-atrial-appendages-in-adult-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve-stenosis
#13
Alaae Boutayeb, Fayçal Kenassi, Adil Bensouda, Lahcen Marmade
We report the case of a 30-year-old male who had symptomatic bicuspid aortic valve stenosis. Operative findings unexpectedly revealed right juxtaposition of the atrial appendages. This is a rare association, as juxtaposition of atrial appendages is generally associated with more complex forms of congenital heart disease. The patient underwent successful surgery with uneventful postoperative course.
September 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895996/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-expert-consensus-of-the-association-of-cardiovascular-interventions-of-the-polish-cardiac-society-and-the-polish-society-of-cardio-thoracic-surgeons-approved-by-the-board-of-the-polish-cardiac-society%C3%A2
#14
Radosław Parma, Michał O Zembala, Maciej Dąbrowski, Dariusz Jagielak, Adam Witkowski, Piotr Suwalski, Dariusz Dudek, Piotr Olszówka, Wojciech Wojakowski, Roman Przybylski, Robert Gil, Mariusz Kuśmierczyk, Maciej Lesiak, Jerzy Sadowski, Sławomir Dobrzycki, Andrzej Ochała, Piotr Hoffman, Bogusław Kapelak, Jarosław Kaźmierczak, Marek Jasiński, Janina Stępińska, Piotr Szymański, Tomasz Hryniewiecki, Janusz Kochman, Marek Grygier, Marian Zembala, Jacek Legutko, Jacek Różański
Patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis have a poor prognosis with medical management alone, and surgical aortic valve replacement can improve symptoms and survival. In recent years, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been demonstrated to improve survival in inoperable patients and to be an alternative treatment in patients in whom the risk of surgical morbidity or mortality is high or intermediate. A representative expert committee, summoned by the Association of Cardiovascular Interventions of the Polish Cardiac Society (ACVI) and the Polish Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons, devel-oped this Consensus Statement in transcatheter aortic valve implantation...
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895061/valvular-heart-disease-in-women-differential-remodeling-and-response-to-new-therapies
#15
REVIEW
Jaya Chandrasekhar, George Dangas, Roxana Mehran
In the United States, valvular heart disease (VHD) has a prevalence of 2.5%, most commonly presenting as aortic stenosis (AS) or mitral valve regurgitation (MR) and increasingly observed to be of a degenerative etiology. Women frequently have latent symptoms despite significant disease, and it is therefore pertinent to consider both clinical symptoms and imaging findings for decision-making on treatment. Indeed, significant advances have been made in noninvasive imaging allowing for more accurate diagnosis and disease prognostication...
September 11, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894052/-three-surgical-cases-of-quadricuspid-aortic-valve
#16
Yoshikazu Motohashi, Takahiro Katsumata, Tatsuya Suzuki, Ryo Shimada, Hayato Konishi, Shinji Fukuhara, Sachiko Kanki, Masahiro Daimon, Hideki Ozawa, Shintaro Nemoto
Quadricuspid aortic valve is a rare congenital disease. We experienced 3 surgical cases of quadricuspid aortic valve. Patient 1 was a 72-year-old man who was noted to have a quadricuspid aortic valve associated with aortic regurgitation and an ascending aortic aneurysm(51 mm in diameter). He underwent replacement of the aortic valve and the ascending aorta. Patient 2 was a 71-year-old man with severe aortic stenosis, regurgitation, and coronary triple vessel disease. He underwent aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass grafting...
September 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893390/periodic-repolarization-dynamics-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-aortic-stenosis
#17
Konstantinos D Rizas, Christine S Zuern, A Bauer
BACKGROUND: Periodic repolarization dynamics (PRD) refers to low-frequency oscillations of cardiac repolarization, most likely related to phasic sympathetic activation. Increased PRD is a validated predictor of mortality after myocardial infarction and in ischemic heart disease, but has not been tested in aortic valve stenosis (AS). Here, we assessed PRD in patients with AS and tested its correlation with clinical and hemodynamic parameters as well as markers of heart rate variability (HRV)...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890066/ascending-aorta-endovascular-repair-of-a-symptomatic-penetrating-atherosclerotic-ulcer-with-a-custom-made-endo-graft
#18
Theodoros Kratimenos, Nikolaos G Baikoussis, Dimitrios Tomais, Michalis Argiriou
BACKGROUND: Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has become lately the procedure of choice in the treatment of most pathologies of descending thoracic aorta. Aortic arch aneurysms also came to be treated by TEVAR with various hybrid techniques or custom made scalloped/fenestrated stent-grafts. Zone 0; ascending TEVAR is more challenging than TEVAR of the descending thoracic aorta or aortic arch because of the more complex pathology, hemodynamics, and anatomy. Ascending TEVAR can be a lifesaving treatment in selected high surgical risk patients...
September 7, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888407/comparison-of-outcome-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-for-severe-aortic-stenosis-in-3-age-groups-%C3%A2-70-71-to-80-and-%C3%A2-81-years
#19
Ehud Regev, Ariel Finkelstein, Abid Assali, Israel Barbash, Paul Fefer, Jeremy Ben-Shoshan, Katia Orvin, Maayan Konigstein, Victor Guetta, Ran Kornowski, Amit Segev
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been widely used for the treatment of aortic stenosis. Most pivotal studies of TAVI included patients with a mean age of over 80 years old. Many young patients may also be considered for TAVI because of severe co-morbidities. We sought to describe a group of patients undergoing TAVI at an age below 70 and to compare them with older patients undergoing the procedure. This study included 1,324 consecutive patients from a 3-center TAVI registry from 2008 to 2014...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886850/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-versus-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-in-lower-surgical-risk-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#20
Vincent Auffret, Victor Becerra Munoz, Aurélie Loirat, Eric Dumont, Hervé Le Breton, Jean-Michel Paradis, Daniel Doyle, Robert De Larochellière, Siamak Mohammadi, Jean-Philippe Verhoye, François Dagenais, Marc Bedossa, Dominique Boulmier, Guillaume Leurent, Lluis Asmarats, Ander Regueiro, Chekrallah Chamandi, Tania Rodriguez-Gabella, Emile Voisine, Anne-Sophie Moisan, Martin Thoenes, Mélanie Côté, Rishi Puri, Pierre Voisine, Josep Rodés-Cabau
Respiratory complications are a major factor contributing to postoperative morbidity and mortality, especially in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Our objective was to compare the rate of respiratory complications in patients with COPD with severe aortic stenosis who underwent transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) versus surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). Low-to-intermediate surgical-risk patients with moderate or severe COPD who underwent TAVI or SAVR at 2 tertiary centers were included in this study...
August 7, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
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