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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879449/ethnic-comparison-of-clinical-characteristics-and-ischemic-stroke-subtypes-among-young-adult-patients-with-stroke-in-hawaii
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Kazuma Nakagawa, Cherisse S Ito, Sage L King
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders (NHOPI) with ischemic stroke have younger age of stroke onset compared with whites. However, ethnic differences in stroke subtypes in this population have been inadequately studied. METHODS: Consecutive young adult patients (aged ≤55 years) who were hospitalized for ischemic stroke between 2006 and 2012 at a tertiary center in Honolulu were studied. Clinical characteristics and stroke subtypes based on pathophysiological TOAST classification (Trial of Org 10172) of NHOPI and Asians were compared with whites...
November 22, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876696/stroke-prevention-strategies-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-heart-valve-abnormalities-perceptions-of-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-results-of-the-european-heart-rhythm-association-survey
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Tatjana S Potpara, Gregory Y H Lip, Torben B Larsen, Antonio Madrid, Dan Dobreanu, Ewa Jędrzejczyk-Patej, Nikolaos Dagres
The purpose of this European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) Survey was to assess the perceptions of 'valvular' atrial fibrillation (AF) and management of AF patients with various heart valve abnormalities in daily clinical practice in European electrophysiology (EP) centres. Questionnaire survey was sent via the Internet to the EHRA-EP Research Network Centres. Of the 52 responding centres, 42 (80.8%) were university hospitals. Choosing the most comprehensive definition of valvular AF, a total of 49 centres (94...
October 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848065/impact-of-valvular-heart-disease-on-oral-anticoagulant-therapy-in-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-results-from-the-ramses-study
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Özcan Başaran, Volkan Dogan, Osman Beton, Mehmet Tekinalp, Ahmet Çağrı Aykan, Ezgi Kalaycıoğlu, Ismail Bolat, Onur Taşar, Özgen Şafak, Macit Kalçık, Mehmet Yaman, Sinan İnci, Bernas Altıntaş, Sedat Kalkan, Cevat Kırma, Murat Biteker
The definition of non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) is controversial. We aimed to assess the impact of valvular heart disease on stroke prevention strategies in NVAF patients. The RAMSES study was a multicenter and cross-sectional study conducted on NVAF patients (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT02344901). The study population was divided into patients with significant valvular disease (SVD) and non-significant valvular disease (NSVD), whether they had at least one moderate valvular disease or not. Patients with a mechanical prosthetic valve and mitral stenosis were excluded...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818810/familial-adenomatous-polyposis-manifesting-as-lactococcus-endocarditis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-association-of-lactococcus-with-underlying-gastrointestinal-disease
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Taylor C Bazemore, Stacey A Maskarinec, Kahli Zietlow, Edward F Hendershot, John R Perfect
A 45-year-old male with a prosthetic aortic valve presented to the hospital with several months of generalized malaise. On admission, he was noted to have anemia of unclear etiology and subsequently became febrile with multiple blood cultures growing Lactococcus garvieae. Inpatient workup was concerning for infectious endocarditis (IE) secondary to Lactococcus. The patient was discharged home with appropriate antimicrobial therapy; however, he was readmitted for persistent, symptomatic anemia and underwent colonoscopy, which revealed innumerable colonic polyps consistent with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) that was later confirmed with genetic testing...
2016: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798368/estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-within-the-normal-or-mildly-impaired-range-and-incident-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-results-from-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Alon Eisen, Moti Haim, Moshe Hoshen, Ran D Balicer, Orna Reges, Morton Leibowitz, Zaza Iakobishvili, David Hasdai
BACKGROUND: Lower estimated glomerular filtration rate, in particular in the significant renal impairment range (estimated glomerular filtration rate <60 ml/min/1.73 m(2)), is associated with incident atrial fibrillation. This association is less established within the normal or mildly impaired estimated glomerular filtration rate range. METHODS: Using the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) estimated glomerular filtration rate formula, we identified ambulatory adults (>22 years old) without rheumatic heart disease or prosthetic valves and with 60 ml/min/1...
October 26, 2016: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785132/valve-selection-in-aortic-valve-endocarditis
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Sossio Perrotta, Yana Zubrytska
Aortic prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) is a potentially life-threatening disease. Mortality and incidence of infective endocarditis have been reduced in the past 30 years. Medical treatment of aortic PVE may be successful in patients who have a prompt response after antibiotic treatment and who do not have prosthetic dysfunction. In advanced stages, antibiotic therapy alone is insufficient to control the disease, and surgical intervention is necessary. Surgical treatment may be lifesaving, but it is still associated with considerable morbidity and mortality...
September 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761871/the-crucial-role-of-cardiac-imaging-in-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-tavr-pre-and-post-procedural-assessment
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Saif Al-Najafi, Frank Sanchez, Stamatios Lerakis
Transcatheter valve interventions have emerged as one of the most important developments in structural heart disease over the past 20 years. Initially, these interventions were directed at patients with severe aortic stenosis and high surgical risk; however, their applications have extended to involve other native valves' pathologies, degenerated prosthetic valves, as well as patients of lower surgical risk. In this article, we discuss the importance of cardiac imaging in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) by exploring the current practices, guidelines, and recommendations with the supporting data...
December 2016: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713859/chronic-q-fever-a-missed-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-possibly-for-years
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Rita Veiga Ferraz, Marta Andrade, Filipa Silva, Paulo Andrade, Cláudia Carvalho, José Pinheiro Torres, Jorge Almeida, António Sarmento, Lurdes Santos
Chronic Coxiella burnetii endocarditis usually develops in people with underlying heart disease and accounts for 60-70% of chronic Q fever. Onset is generally insidious and manifestations are atypical. The authors report a case of Coxiella burnetii prosthetic valve endocarditis in a 53 years- old patient with recurrent mechanical valve dehiscence on mitral position. He lived in a rural area with sheep and goats on the surroundings. During a 9 year- period, he was submitted to three cardiac mitral valve surgeries two of which with no Q fever diagnosis suspicion...
2016: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27670966/valvular-heart-disease-and-pregnancy-part-ii-management-of-prosthetic-valves
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Catriona J Bhagra, Rohan D'Souza, Candice K Silversides
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 26, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666180/anticoagulation-after-heart-valve-replacement-or-transcatheter-valve-implantation
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Anthony P Carnicelli, Patrick T O'Gara, Robert P Giugliano
Valvular heart disease is prevalent and represents a significant contributor to cardiac morbidity and mortality. Several options for valve replacement exist, including surgical replacement and transcatheter valve implantation. Prosthetic valves lead to increased risk of thromboembolic disease; therefore, antithrombotic therapy after valve replacement is indicated. For patients with mechanical prostheses, indefinite vitamin K antagonist and antiplatelet therapy are the mainstays of treatment. There is no consensus regarding optimal antithrombotic therapy after bioprosthetic valve replacement, although vitamin K antagonist therapy of varying duration in addition to antiplatelet therapy is recommended by guidelines...
August 13, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663607/permanent-his-bundle-pacing-in-patients-with-prosthetic-cardiac-valves
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Parikshit S Sharma, Faiz A Subzposh, Kenneth A Ellenbogen, Pugazhendhi Vijayaraman
BACKGROUND: Conduction disease is not uncommon after prosthetic valve (PV) surgery. The feasibility of His-bundle pacing (HBP) in this patient population is not well studied. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to report our experience with permanent HBP in patients undergoing pacemaker implantation after PV surgery. METHODS: Permanent HBP was attempted in patients with AV conduction disease after PV surgery referred for pacemaker implantation...
September 20, 2016: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630889/native-triple-valve-endocarditis-as-complication-of-post-abortal-sepsis
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Mohan Venkata Sumedha Maturu, Tom Devasia, Mugula Sudhakar Rao, Hashir Kareem
Infective endocarditis (IE) is a highly morbid condition in pregnancy which poses both maternal and fetal risk. In majority of cases, endocarditis occurs only on single valve and usually occurs on valve with structural disease or prosthetic valve. Multi-valvular involvement is not common and so we report a case of native triple valve endocarditis as a complication of post abortal sepsis which was successfully treated medically.
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27620913/nt-probnp-and-exercise-capacity-in-adult-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease-and-a%C3%A2-prosthetic-valve-a%C3%A2-multicentre-prostava-study
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R C Schoonbeek, P G Pieper, Y J van Slooten, H G Freling, G T Sieswerda, A P J van Dijk, M R M Jongbloed, M C Post, B J Bouma, R M F Berger, T Ebels, J P van Melle
OBJECTIVES: N-terminal B‑type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is an important biomarker for the detection of heart failure. Adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) and a prosthetic heart valve are at risk for heart failure. This study aimed to determine the value of NT-proBNP in ACHD patients with a prosthetic valve and investigate its relationship with cardiac function and exercise capacity. METHODS: In this multi-centre cross-sectional observational study, data regarding medical history, echocardiography, exercise testing (VO2peak) and laboratory blood evaluation (including NT-proBNP) were collected in ACHD patients with a single prosthetic valve (either homografts, heterografts or mechanical valves)...
November 2016: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610249/severe-bioprosthetic-mitral-valve-stenosis-and-heart-failure-in-a-young-woman-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Siddharth Wartak, Isaac Akkad, Adnan Sadiq, Gregory Crooke, Manfred Moskovits, Robert Frankel, Gerald Hollander, Jacob Shani
A 23-year-old African American woman with a past medical history of systemic lupus erythematous (SLE), secondary hypertension, and end stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis for eight years was stable until she developed symptomatic severe mitral regurgitation with preserved ejection fraction. She underwent a bioprosthetic mitral valve replacement (MVR) at outside hospital. However, within a year of her surgery, she presented to our hospital with NYHA class IV symptoms. She was treated for heart failure but in view of her persistent symptoms and low EF was considered for heart and kidney transplant...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27574927/oral-anticoagulation-in-the-elderly-new-oral-anticoagulants-innovative-solution-for-an-old-problem
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Mario Barbosa, Luiz Menezes Falcão
Direct oral anticoagulants emerge as the most innovative and promising drug toward preventing and treating cardiovascular disease, raising great interest among the scientific community. Numerous studies and meta-analysis generated much data clarifying clinicians' doubts; however, uncertainties remain regarding their use in particular groups such as patients with prosthetic valves, in valvular atrial fibrillation (defined as atrial fibrillation related to mitral rheumatic heart disease or prosthetic heart valves), among the elderly, in paraneoplastic thromboembolism, in pulmonary embolism with hemodynamic compromise, and scarcity of specific antidotes...
August 29, 2016: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27570204/planar-biaxial-testing-of-heart-valve-cusp-replacement-biomaterials-experiments-theory-and-material-constants
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Michel R Labrosse, Reza Jafar, Janet Ngu, Munir Boodhwani
OBJECTIVES: Aortic valve (AV) repair has become an attractive option to correct aortic insufficiency. Yet, cusp reconstruction with various cusp replacement materials has been associated with greater long-term repair failures, and it is still unknown how such materials mechanically compare with native leaflets. We used planar biaxial testing to characterize six clinically relevant cusp replacement materials, along with native porcine AV leaflets, to ascertain which materials would be best suited for valve repair...
November 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27554386/spontaneous-intramural-hematoma-of-the-colon
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Samuel Fernandes, Ana Rita Gonçalves, Luís Araújo Correia
A 73-year-old man was admitted to our clinic with sudden left quadrant abdominal pain and hematochezia. There was no history of trauma. He denied other symptoms or taking off-the-counter medication. His medical history was relevant for ischemic and aortic-mitral valve disease with prosthetic valves for which he was medicated with aspirin and warfarin. On physical examination the patient presented normal vital signs with tenderness on palpation of the left side of the abdomen. Laboratory tests revealed moderate anemia (10...
August 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27514369/multiple-systemic-embolism-in-infective-endocarditis-underlying-in-barlow-s-disease
#18
Ziqing Yu, Bing Fan, Hongyi Wu, Xiangfei Wang, Chenguang Li, Rende Xu, Yangang Su, Junbo Ge
BACKGROUND: Systemic embolism, especially septic embolism, is a severe complication of infective endocarditis (IE). However, concurrent embolism to the brain, coronary arteries, and spleen is very rare. Because of the risk of hemorrhage or visceral rupture, anticoagulants are recommended only if an indication is present, e.g. prosthetic valve. Antiplatelet therapy in IE is controversial, but theoretically, this therapy has the potential to prevent and treat thrombosis and embolism in IE...
August 11, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27500132/prosthetic-aortic-valve-endocarditis-with-left-main-coronary-artery-embolism-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Hafeez Ul Hassan Virk, Faisal Inayat, Salman Farooq, Ali Raza Ghani, Ghazi A Mirrani, Muhammed Waqas Athar
CONTEXT: Coronary embolization is potentially a fatal sequela of endocarditis. Although the primary cause of acute coronary syndrome is atherosclerotic disease, it is imperative to consider septic embolism as an etiological factor. CASE REPORT: Herein, we report a case of ventricular fibrillation and ST-segment depression myocardial infarction occurring in a patient who initially presented with fever and increased urinary frequency. Coronary angiography revealed new 99% occlusion of the left main coronary artery (LMCA)...
June 2016: North American Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27496858/ross-procedure-for-aortic-valve-replacement-in-young-adults-preferred-procedure-or-double-double-toil-and-trouble
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Hartzell V Schaff
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August 23, 2016: Circulation
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