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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634521/a-review-of-echocardiograms-in-hypertensive-patients-greater-than-60-years-in-a-community-based-family-medicine-program
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Shideh Doroudi, Michael D DeLisi, Vincent A DeBari
Background: Heart disease as a result of Hypertension is known to occur. Anatomical and functional changes of the heart can easily be detected by echocardiography, which is a safe and readily available study. Objectives: The aims of this study were to evaluate the prevalence of common echocardiographic changes in chronic hypertensive patients and to compare these changes in male and female populations. Design/methods: The study was a community-based cross-sectional study, on 227 hypertensive patients, 60 years and older, seen in St...
January 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633260/total-chordal-sparing-mitral-valve-replacement-in-rheumatic-disease-a-word-of-caution
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Samuel M Kessel, Robert B Hawkins, Leora T Yarboro, Gorav Ailawadi
Total chordal preservation is the standard for mitral valve replacement to maintain long-term left ventricular geometry. Whereas it is appropriate for functional and degenerative mitral regurgitation, the role of chordal sparing in rheumatic valve disease is less well understood, with limited evidence supporting total chordal sparing. Inasmuch as this autoimmune disease affects the subvalvular apparatus in addition to the leaflets, it can be expected to continue after surgical repair. Here we present 2 patients who experienced adverse events associated with total chordal sparing mitral replacement as a result of disease progression with rapid fibrous growth causing inflow obstruction and early prosthetic valve failure...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633253/transforming-growth-factor-beta-2-mutations-in-barlow-s-disease-and-aortic-dilatation
#3
Kushtrim Disha, Solveig Schulz, Thomas Kuntze, Evaldas Girdauskas
We report on a patient operated on for degenerative myxomatous mitral and tricuspid valve disease (Barlow's disease) and aortic root dilatation. A valve repair operation and the postoperative course were uneventful. Multigenerational genetic analyses revealed two different mutations in the transforming growth factor beta-2 gene in the same patient. The two mutations in different exons were inherited from both parents each. None of the parents presented with either valve dysfunction or aortic root dilatation...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629255/hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-associated-to-haemophilus-parainfluenzae-endocarditis-a-case-report
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D I Costescu Strachinaru, M Chaumont, D Gobin, L Sattar, M Strachinaru, E Karakike, A Roman, D Konopnicki
BACKGROUND: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare but severe and potentially fatal syndrome that is characterized by increased proliferation and activation of benign macrophages with hemophagocytosis throughout the reticuloendothelial system. This syndrome is classified as primary (genetic) or secondary when acquired in the context of infections (usually viral), malignancies, rheumatologic and metabolic diseases. CASE SUMMARY: We report a case of HLH complicating a Haemophilus parainfluenzae mitral valve endocarditis and resolving under antibiotic and surgical treatment alone...
June 19, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626146/mitral-valve-structure-in-addition-to-myocardial-viability-determines-the-outcome-of-functional-mitral-regurgitation-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Shohei Yoshida, Satsuki Fukushima, Shigeru Miyagawa, Teruya Nakamura, Yasushi Yoshikawa, Hiroki Hata, Shunsuke Saito, Daisuke Yoshioka, Keitaro Domae, Noriyuki Kashiyama, Kouji Yamamoto, Ayumi Shintani, Satoshi Nakatani, Koichi Toda, Yoshiki Sawa
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) reduces functional mitral regurgitation (MR) associated with ischemic heart disease, although the predictive factors or mechanisms of reversibility of functional MR after CABG are not fully understood.We investigated whether mitral valve structure is associated with the outcome of functional MR after CABG.Methods and Results:From a consecutive series of 98 patients with mild-moderate functional MR preoperatively who underwent isolated CABG, we enrolled 66 patients who were followed up for >1 year postoperatively using echocardiography...
June 16, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625379/reliability-of-updated-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-recommendations-in-predicting-elevated-left-ventricular-filling-pressure-and-prognosis
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Kimi Sato, Andrew D M Grant, Kazuaki Negishi, Paul C Cremer, Tomoko Negishi, Arnav Kumar, Patrick Collier, Samir R Kapadia, Richard A Grimm, Milind Y Desai, Brian P Griffin, Zoran B Popović
An updated 2016 echocardiographic algorithm for diagnosing left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction (DD) was recently proposed. We aimed to assess the reliability of the 2016 echocardiographic LVDD grading algorithm in predicting elevated LV filling pressure and clinical outcomes compared to the 2009 version. METHODS: We retrospectively identified 460 consecutive patients without atrial fibrillation or significant mitral valve disease who underwent transthoracic echocardiography within 24 hours of elective heart catheterization...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624411/incremental-prognostic-utility-of-left-ventricular-global-longitudinal-strain-in-asymptomatic-patients-with-significant-chronic-aortic-regurgitation-and-preserved-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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Alaa Alashi, Amgad Mentias, Amjad Abdallah, Ke Feng, A Marc Gillinov, L Leonardo Rodriguez, Douglas R Johnston, Lars G Svensson, Zoran B Popovic, Brian P Griffin, Milind Y Desai
OBJECTIVES: We sought to examine the prognostic utility of left ventricular (LV) global longitudinal strain (GLS) in asymptomatic patients with ≥III+ aortic regurgitation (AR), an indexed LV end-systolic dimension of <2.5 cm/m(2), and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). BACKGROUND: Management of asymptomatic patients with severe chronic AR and preserved LVEF is challenging and is typically based on LV dimensions. METHODS: We studied 1,063 such patients (53 ± 16 years; 77% men) seen between 2003 and 2010 (excluding those with symptoms, obstructive coronary artery disease, acute AR/dissection, aortic/mitral stenosis, more than moderate mitral regurgitation, and previous cardiac surgery)...
June 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619195/association-of-triglyceride-related-genetic-variants-with-mitral%C3%A2-annular%C3%A2-calcification
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Mehdi Afshar, Kevin Luk, Ron Do, Line Dufresne, David S Owens, Tamara B Harris, Gina M Peloso, Kathleen F Kerr, Quenna Wong, Albert V Smith, Mathew J Budoff, Jerome I Rotter, L Adrienne Cupples, Stephen S Rich, James C Engert, Vilmundur Gudnason, Christopher J O'Donnell, Wendy S Post, George Thanassoulis
BACKGROUND: Mitral annular calcium (MAC), commonly identified by cardiac imaging, is associated with cardiovascular events and predisposes to the development of clinically important mitral valve regurgitation and mitral valve stenosis. However, its biological determinants remain largely unknown. OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to evaluate whether a genetic predisposition to elevations in plasma lipids is associated with the presence of MAC. METHODS: The authors used 3 separate Mendelian randomization techniques to evaluate the associations of lipid genetic risk scores (GRS) with MAC in 3 large patient cohorts: the Framingham Health Study, MESA (Multiethnic European Study of Atherosclerosis), and the AGE-RS (Age, Gene/Environment Susceptibility-Reykjavik Study)...
June 20, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618423/long-term-clinical-outcomes-of-the-carpentier-edwards-perimount-pericardial-bioprosthesis-in-chinese-patients-with-single-or-multiple-valve-replacement-in-aortic-mitral-or-tricuspid-positions
#9
Huiming Guo, Cong Lu, Huanlei Huang, Bin Xie, Jian Liu, Shaoyi Zheng, Ruixin Fan, Jimei Chen, Jian Zhuang
OBJECTIVES: To report the safety and efficacy results of a 9- to 15-year follow-up investigation among patients who had received Carpentier-Edwards Perimount (CE-P) bovine pericardial bioprostheses (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA, USA) for valve replacement. METHODS: This retrospective study investigated freedom from structural valve deterioration (SVD) as well as survival and reoperation among different age and etiology groups in patients who were implanted with a CE-P bioprosthesis at Guangdong General Hospital between 2001 and 2007...
June 16, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616570/a-study-of-spectrum-of-rheumatic-heart-disease-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-central-nepal
#10
S Laudari, G Subramanyam
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Rheumatic heart disease is one of the most common cause for heart failure and associated mortalities/morbidities in the young population in developing countries like Nepal imparting huge familial, social and manpower burden. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a hospital based descriptive cross-sectional study during June 2014 to April 2016 over a period of 22 months at College of Medical Sciences-Bharatpur including 235 patients with clinical and/or echocardiographic evidence of definite rheumatic heart disease...
June 2017: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614262/minimally-invasive-mitral-valve-replacement-is-a-safe-and-effective-surgery-for-patients-with-rheumatic-valve-disease-a-retrospective-study
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Junyu Zhai, Lai Wei, Ben Huang, Chunsheng Wang, Hongqiang Zhang, Kanhua Yin
The aim of the study was to evaluate the treatment of minimally invasive mitral valve replacement (MIMVR) through a right minithoracotomy for patients with rheumatic mitral valve disease.From February 2009 to December 2016, 360 patients with rheumatic mitral valve disease underwent mitral valve replacement by the same surgeon. Among them, 150 patients accepted MIMVR through a right minithoracotomy, whereas the other 210 accepted a traditional median sternotomy. After matching by patients by age, sex, EuroSCORE, New York Heart Association (NYHA) classification, renal and liver function, and degree of mitral valve disease, we selected 224 patients for analysis in our retrospective study...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614214/a-rare-case-of-multiple-thrombi-in-a-giant-left-atrium
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Alfredo Intorcia, Marco A Perrone, Riccardo Morgagni, Domenico Sergi, Massimo Marchei, Mauro Borzi, Francesco Romeo
: Giant left atrium is frequently associated with rheumatic mitral valve disease. The incidence of left atrial thrombus among patients with mitral stenosis and atrial fibrillation varies from 7 to 38%. Anticoagulation therapy achieves a high rate of resolution of left atrial appendage (LAA) and left atrial cavity thrombi, but in selected patients surgical therapy must be considered. An 81-year-old woman presented to our emergency department with repeated episodes of transient ischemic attack. She had a history of carotid artery stenosis, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, rheumatic heart disease, and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612341/cardiomyocyte-marker-expression-in-dogs-with-left-atrial-enlargement-due-to-dilated-cardiomyopathy-or-myxomatous-mitral-valve-disease
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Izabela Janus, Malgorzata Kandefer-Gola, Rafal Ciaputa, Agnieszka Noszczyk-Nowak, Urszula Paslawska, Massimiliano Tursi, Marcin Nowak
INTRODUCTION: Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) are common heart conditions in dogs. They have different etiology and pathogenesis and although other studies focused on changes in the left ventricles of the affected hearts, the aim of our study was to assess the expressions of some intrinsic proteins in the enlarged left atria. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed an immunohistochemical analysis of left atrial specimens obtained from 15 dogs with DCM, 35 dogs with MMVD and six control dogs...
June 14, 2017: Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606165/pitfalls-in-tamvi-experience-with-the-repositionable-lotus%C3%A2-valve-system
#14
Paul P Heinisch, Fabien Praz, Bernhard Winkler, Stephan Windecker, Christoph Huber, Thierry Carrel
BACKGROUND: Simultaneous transapical implantation of transcatheter heart valves in the native mitral and aortic position may be considered as an alternative to surgical valve replacement in high-risk patients presenting with combined valve disease. CASE PRESENTATION: A 59-year-old female with severe aortic stenosis, severe mitral stenosis with mild mitral insufficiency, persistent atrial fibrillation, severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and NYHA class of IV was evaluated by our interdisciplinary heart team...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601625/routine-echocardiography-in-patients-with-myotonic-dystrophy-type-1
#15
Teodora Paunic, Stojan Peric, Edita Cvitan, Srdjan Raspopovic, Marina Peric, Gorana Mandic Stojmenovic, Vidosava Rakocevic Stojanovic
BACKGROUND: Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is an autosomal-dominant disease. One third of DM1 patients die suddenly, most of them due to the heart conduction abnormalities and arrhythmias. The aim of this study was to analyze echocardiographic findings in a large cohort of DM1 patients. METHODS: This retrospective study comprised 111 patients and 71 healthy controls (HCs) matched for gender and age. RESULTS: Mitral valve (MV) prolapse was observed in 23% of our DM1 patients vs...
June 7, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600091/transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-and-mitraclip-to-reverse-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Sukhdeep Basra, Molly Szerlip
Valvular heart diseases such as aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation are often associated with heart failure, which in turn increases patients' Surgical Thoracic Society (STS) score. A high STS score means the patient is high risk for surgical aortic valve replacement and mitral valve repair/replacement. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement and percutaneous mitral valve repair offer a minimally invasive alternative for the treatment of valvular heart disease in patients with severe heart failure. We aim to review the current evidence on the safety, efficacy, and outcomes of these devices in patients with severe heart failure...
July 2017: Interventional cardiology clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595227/-aortic-valve-replacement-and-mitral-valve-plasty-in-a-patient-with-left-ventricular-noncompaction-associated-with-aortic-regurgitation-and-mitral-regurgitation-report-of-a-case
#17
Bun Nakamura, Toshiya Tokui, Yasumi Maze, Koji Hirano, Taro Fujii, Masahiro Inagaki, Ryosai Inoue
Left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) is believed to represent an arrest in the normal process of myocardial compaction, resulting in persistence of both hyper-trabeculation and intra-trabecular recess within the left ventricle. The clinical features of this disease are left ventricular dilatation and systolic dysfunction, which carry a high mortality. Most patients die in infancy, but some cases of LVNC in adults have been reported. To the best of our knowledge, only 4 cases of LVNC with valvular heart disease in adults have recently been operated...
June 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594430/substrate-characteristics-and-ablation-outcome-of-left-atrial-tachycardia-in-rheumatic-mitral-valve-disease
#18
Hongwu Chen, Bing Yang, Weizhu Ju, Fengxiang Zhang, Gang Yang, Kai Gu, Mingfang Li, Hailei Liu, Zidun Wang, Kejiang Cao, Minglong Chen
BACKGROUND: Right atrial tachycardia (AT) is common arrhythmia post-surgical valve replacement in patients with rheumatic heart disease (RHD). However, the substrate and the mechanism of left AT in such patients and the ablation efficacy is less known. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-seven RHD patients with AT were enrolled in this study, nine of them (33%) had Left AT. Five and four patients had left AT during the first and second procedure, respectively. A spontaneous scar in the left posterior wall was identified in all patients, and obvious anterior scar in three patients...
June 8, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586598/an-unusual-pathogen-causing-native-valve-endocarditis
#19
Aneela Hussain, Nosheen Nasir, Bushra Jamil
We present the case of a gentleman who was being evaluated for restrictive lung disease and was incidentally found to have mitral valve stenosis on an HRCT. During the surgical procedure for valve replacement, he was found to have an abscess around the native mitral valve which was drained. Pus from the abscess as well as the valve tissue grew Propionibacterium acnes after holding the cultures long. The patient was treated with IV ceftriaxone with good response to therapy. While Propionibacterium acnes is known to cause prosthetic valve infections there are rare case reports with native valves...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585602/manual-vacuum-aspiration-mva-a-safe-option-for-evacuation-of-first-trimester-miscarriage-in-cardiac-patients
#20
Asma Ansari, Safdar Abbas
This case series was done at Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology, National Institute of Heart Disease, Rawalpindi, to observe safety and efficacy of manual vacuum aspiration and frequency of complications in cardiac patients with missed abortion. All cardiac patients presenting in first trimester with diagnosed early foetal demise (missed miscarriage) or incomplete miscarriage were included. Manual vacuum aspiration was done as an outpatient procedure. Cardiac and procedure related complications including arrhythmias, thromboembolism, heart failure and ischaemia were noted...
June 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
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