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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148592/oral-anticoagulants-in-german-nursing-home-residents-drug-use-patterns-and-predictors-for-treatment-choice
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Kathrin Jobski, Falk Hoffmann, Stefan Herget-Rosenthal, Michael Dörks
AIMS: Information on utilization of oral anticoagulants (OACs) in nursing homes is scarce. This study aimed to (i) describe OAC use in German nursing home residents, (ii) examine factors influencing whether treatment is initiated with vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) or non-VKA oral anticoagulants (NOACs) and (iii) assess which conditions predict switching to NOAC instead of continuing VKA. METHODS: Using claims data (2010-2014), we studied a cohort of new nursing home residents aged ≥ 65 years receiving OAC...
November 17, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128265/atrial-flutter-has-less-left-atrial-spontaneous-contrast-and-higher-left-atrial-appendage-emptying-velocity-compared-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Jennifer J Huang, Sridhar Reddy, Tam H Truong, Prakash Suryanarayana, Joseph S Alpert
BACKGROUND: The risk of stroke and thromboembolism in atrial fibrillation is established. There are clear guidelines in anticoagulation management of patient's with atrial fibrillation, however, the evidence surrounding the risk of thromboembolism in patients with atrial flutter is not as clear. We hypothesized that atrial flutter would have indicators of less risk for thromboembolism compared with atrial fibrillation on transesophageal echocardiography (TEE); thereby possibly leading to a lower stroke risk...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121980/a-complicated-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-due-to-methicillin-resistant-staphylococci-treated-with-linezolid-and-ciprofloxacin-a-case-report
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C G K Amiyangoda, H Wimalaratna, S Bowatte
BACKGROUND: Prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) due to methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a rare disease with significant mortality and morbidity. With the emerging resistance and adverse effect profile of vancomycin which is the standard treatment, there is a compelling necessity of an effective alternative for vancomycin. Linezolid is proved as such an agent for infections caused by MRSA in other sites. However to-date the evidence for successful use of linezolid for MRSA prosthetic valve endocarditis is limited only for few case studies...
November 9, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121720/incidence-predictors-and-outcomes-of-infective-endocarditis-in-a-contemporary-adult-congenital-heart-disease-population
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Benjamin Moore, Jacob Cao, Irina Kotchetkova, David S Celermajer
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of congenital heart disease (CHD) in the adult population is steadily increasing. A substrate of prosthetic material and residual lesions, constantly evolving as surgical techniques change over time, predispose these patients to the potentially devastating complication of infective endocarditis (IE). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 2935 patients in our adult CHD database for all cases of endocarditis between 1991 and 2016. Incidence, clinical course and predictors of outcomes were analysed...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119728/a-framework-for-designing-patient-specific-bioprosthetic-heart-valves-using-immersogeometric-fluid-structure-interaction-analysis
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Fei Xu, Simone Morganti, Rana Zakerzadeh, David Kamensky, Ferdinando Auricchio, Alessandro Reali, Thomas J R Hughes, Michael S Sacks, Ming-Chen Hsu
Numerous studies have suggested that medical image derived computational mechanics models could be developed to reduce mortality and morbidity due to cardiovascular diseases by allowing for patient-specific surgical planning and customized medical device design. In this work, we present a novel framework for designing prosthetic heart valves using a parametric design platform and immersogeometric fluid-structure interaction (FSI) analysis. We parameterize the leaflet geometry using several key design parameters...
November 9, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103604/incidence-predictors-and-mortality-of-infective-endocarditis-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-without-prosthetic-valves
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Darren Mylotte, Dinela Rushani, Judith Therrien, Liming Guo, Aihua Liu, Kenneth Guo, Giuseppe Martucci, Andrew S Mackie, Jay S Kaufman, Ariane Marelli
Congenital heart disease (CHD) increases the risk of infective endocarditis (IE), though the lesion-specific risk and mortality are poorly defined. Using the population-based Quebec CHD database, we sought to describe the predictors of IE and to evaluate if IE was associated with mortality among adult CHD (ACHD) patients without prior valve replacement surgery. We extracted data on ACHD patients with IE and assessed the lesion-specific incidence of IE, risk factors for IE acquisition, and all-cause 1-year mortality...
October 14, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097247/emerging-group-c-and-g-streptococcal-endocarditis-a-canadian-perspective
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Sylvain A Lother, Davinder S Jassal, Philippe Lagacé-Wiens, Yoav Keynan
OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine the incidence of infective endocarditis (IE) from patients with Group C and G streptococci (GCGS) bacteremia, and characterize the burden of disease, clinical characteristics, and outcomes through a case series of patients with GCGS IE. METHODS: Individuals with blood cultures growing GCGS in Manitoba, Canada, between January 2012 and December 2015 were included. Clinical and echocardiographic parameters were collected retrospectively...
October 30, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096125/biaxial-mechanical-behavior-of-bovine-saphenous-venous-valve-leaflets
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Jiaqi Lu, Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang
Chronic venous disease is caused by chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), which results in significant symptoms such as venous ulcers, ankle eczema, leg swelling, etc. Venous valve incompetence is a major cause of CVI. When the valves of veins in the leg become incompetent (i.e., do not close properly), blood is able to flow backwards (i.e., reflux), which results in blood pooling in the lower extremities, distal venous hypertension, and CVI. Current clinical therapies, such as surgical venous valve reconstruction and bioprosthetic venous valve replacement, are highly invasive and only moderately successful...
October 24, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096024/antithrombotic-therapy-in-atrial-fibrillation-associated-with-valvular-heart-disease-a-joint-consensus-document-from-the-european-heart-rhythm-association-ehra-and-european-society-of-cardiology-working-group-on-thrombosis-endorsed-by-the-esc-working-group
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Gregory Y H Lip, Jean Philippe Collet, Raffaele de Caterina, Laurent Fauchier, Deirdre A Lane, Torben B Larsen, Francisco Marin, Joao Morais, Calambur Narasimhan, Brian Olshansky, Luc Pierard, Tatjana Potpara, Nizal Sarrafzadegan, Karen Sliwa, Gonzalo Varela, Gemma Vilahur, Thomas Weiss, Giuseppe Boriani, Bianca Rocca
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major worldwide public health problem, and AF in association with valvular heart disease (VHD) is also common. However, management strategies for this group of patients have been less informed by randomized trials, which have largely focused on 'non-valvular AF' patients. Thrombo-embolic risk also varies according to valve lesion and may also be associated with CHA2DS2VASc score risk factor components, rather than only the valve disease being causal. Given marked heterogeneity in the definition of valvular and non-valvular AF and variable management strategies, including non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in patients with VHD other than prosthetic heart valves or haemodynamically significant mitral valve disease, there is a need to provide expert recommendations for professionals participating in the care of patients presenting with AF and associated VHD...
November 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092118/carcinoid-valve-disease-a-case-report-and-review
#10
Daniel Heikali, Nelson Chang, Ramin Tabibiazar
In patients with carcinoid syndrome, the development of carcinoid valve disease typically carries an unfavorable prognosis. We present the case of a patient with significant valvular dysfunction secondary to carcinoid valve disease. Valve replacement surgery was complicated by the development of prosthetic valve degeneration, ultimately requiring percutaneous valve implantation in a valve-in-valve fashion. The technical details of the case, as well as a review of carcinoid valve disease, including its pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic features and management considerations, are presented...
May 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062742/long-term-outcomes-and-prosthesis-performance-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-results-of-self-expandable-and-balloon-expandable-transcatheter-heart-valves
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Giuseppe Tarantini, Paola A M Purita, Augusto D'Onofrio, Chiara Fraccaro, Anna Chiara Frigo, Gianpiero D'Amico, Luca Nai Fovino, Marta Martin, Francesco Cardaioli, Mostafa R A Badawy, Massimo Napodano, Gino Gerosa, Sabino Iliceto
BACKGROUND: Data on transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) long-term clinical outcomes and hemodynamic performance of the self-expandable CoreValve (CV) and the balloon-expandable Edwards SAPIEN XT (ES) (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, California, USA) transcatheter heart valves (THV) are limited. Therefore, this study aimed to compare long-term clinical outcome data and hemodynamic performance of TAVR with either CV or ES. METHODS: We reviewed prospectively collected data of 171 patients treated with TAVR for severe aortic stenosis (AS) at our center between June 2007 and December 2010, with last follow-up contact in 2016...
September 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058030/prevalence-of-coronary-artery-disease-risk-factors-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-children-with-heart-disease
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Adam L Ware, Paul C Young, Cindy Weng, Angela P Presson, L LuAnn Minich, Shaji C Menon
Children with acquired and congenital heart disease (CHD) are increasingly surviving to adulthood. Our aim was to determine the prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) risk factors in children at known risk for early CAD or with severe CHD. We recruited children (8-19 years) at risk for early CAD-Kawasaki disease (KD, N = 36) and coarctation (69) or severe CHD: > 1 cardiopulmonary bypass surgery (60), single ventricle (15), prosthetic valves (13). Anthropometric measurements, blood pressure, and fasting lipid data were compared with summaries from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) publications (1999-2012)...
October 23, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055629/early-prosthetic-valve-dysfunction-due%C3%A2-to%C3%A2-bioprosthetic-valve-thrombosis-the-role-of-echocardiography
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Alexander Egbe, Sorin V Pislaru, Mahmoud A Ali, Arooj R Khan, Amber N Boler, Hartzell V Schaff, Emmanuel Akintoye, Heidi M Connolly, Vuyisile T Nkomo, Patricia A Pellikka
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to review the institutional practice of surveillance transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) for diagnosing early prosthetic valve dysfunction (PVD). BACKGROUND: Bioprosthetic valve thrombosis (BPVT) is an important cause of PVD, and guidelines do not recommend routine TTE during the first 5 years after valve implantation. METHODS: The authors performed a retrospective case-control study of all suspected (imaging diagnosis) or confirmed (histopathological diagnosis) cases of BPVT from January 1997 through December 2016...
October 14, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039841/-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-for-heart-diseases
#14
T B Kondratieva, L V Popova, I N Bokarev
Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NОАСs) are highly effective drugs that prevent venous thrombosis and stroke in atrial fibrillation. Their use has difficulties that are associated with the need for laboratory control and with the influence of many factors on the activity of these medications. The emerged direct oral anticoagulants have some advantages over NOACs. Nevertheless, there are a number of pathological conditions, in which NOACs remain first-line drugs. These include prosthetic mechanical heart valves, a glomerular filtration rate less than 60 mL/min/1...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032762/a-review-of-evolutionary-and-cyclical-changes-in-the-surgical-approach-to-aortic-valve-disease
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Marco Piciche, Guglielmo Actis Dato, Roberto Lorusso, Francesco Musumeci
INTRODUCTION: Aortic valve surgery is no exception to the general rule that history is a cycle in many fields. This manuscript aims to assist readers in transitioning from past to present and on into the future within the field of aortic valve surgery. METHODS: The existing literature has been examined, including old and modern articles published on pubmed, old articles non visible on pubmed, old and recent books on the history of medicine, looking for similarities and repetitions in techniques and surgical approaches to the aortic valve in the past and the current times...
October 9, 2017: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020360/epidemiology-clinical-features-and-outcome-of-infective-endocarditis-due-to-abiotrophia-spp-and-granulicatella-spp-report-of-76-cases-2000-2015
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Adrián Téllez, Juan Ambrosioni, Jaume Llopis, Juan M Pericàs, Carles Falces, Manel Almela, Cristina Garcia de la Mària, Marta Hernandez-Meneses, Bàrbara Vidal, Elena Sandoval, Eduard Quintana, David Fuster, José M Tolosana, Francesc Marco, Asunción Moreno, José M Miro
Background: Infective endocarditis (IE) caused by Abiotrophia (ABI) and Granulicatella (GRA) is poorly studied. This work aims to describe and compare the main features of ABI and GRA IE. Methods: We performed a retrospective study of 12 IE institutional cases of GRA or ABI and of 64 cases published in the literature (overall, 38 ABI and 38 GRA IE cases). Results: ABI/GRA IE represented 1.51% of IE cases in our institution between 2000-2015, compared to 0...
August 19, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982562/prosthetic-mitral-surgical-valve-in-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement%C3%A2-recipients-a-multicenter-analysis
#17
Ignacio J Amat-Santos, Carlos Cortés, Luis Nombela Franco, Antonio J Muñoz-García, Jose Suárez De Lezo, Enrique Gutiérrez-Ibañes, Vicenç Serra, Mariano Larman, Raúl Moreno, Jose M De La Torre Hernandez, Rishi Puri, Pilar Jimenez-Quevedo, José M Hernández García, Juan H Alonso-Briales, Bruno García, Dae-Hyun Lee, Paol Rojas, Teresa Sevilla, Renier Goncalves, Silvio Vera, Itziar Gómez, Josep Rodés-Cabau, José A San Román
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the prognosis and specific complications of patients with prosthetic mitral valves (PMVs) undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). BACKGROUND: TAVR is performed relatively often in patients with PMVs, but specific risks are not well described. METHODS: A multicenter analysis was conducted, including patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis who underwent TAVR at 10 centers...
October 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980492/computational-methods-for-the-aortic-heart-valve-and-its-replacements
#18
Rana Zakerzadeh, Ming-Chen Hsu, Michael S Sacks
Replacement with a prosthetic device remains a major treatment option for the patients suffering from heart valve disease, with prevalence growing resulting from an ageing population. While the most popular replacement heart valve continues to be the bioprosthetic heart valve (BHV), its durability remains limited. There is thus a continued need to develop a general understanding of the underlying mechanisms limiting BHV durability to facilitate development of a more durable prosthesis. In this regard, computational models can play a pivotal role as they can evaluate our understanding of the underlying mechanisms and be used to optimize designs that may not always be intuitive...
October 23, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974508/recurrent-prosthetic-heart-valve-thrombosis-secondary-to-eosinophilia-a-missed-diagnosis
#19
Nitish Rai, Shyam S Kothari
Prosthetic heart valve thrombosis (PHVT) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with mechanical heart valves. We present a case of recurrent PHVT associated with eosinophilia. A 17-year-old girl underwent aortic and mitral valve replacement for rheumatic heart disease. Over a period of 4 years, she had four episodes of PHVT despite oral anticoagulation with adequate INR. Her investigations revealed eosinophilia which was missed during the previous episodes. No further episodes of PHVT occurred after treatment of eosinophilia with steroids on limited follow-up...
October 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965189/resumption-of-anticoagulation-after-intracranial-hemorrhage
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Ivan Rocha Ferreira da Silva, Jennifer A Frontera
Anticoagulation is a vital therapy in a number of different disease processes, and is strongly recommended for the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation and/or with mechanical prosthetic heart valves. Studies involving patients on oral anticoagulants (OACs) have revealed that ICH can occur eight times more frequently in this population, with an annual estimated incidence of 0.25 to 1.1%. The decision of whether and when to resume anticoagulation following intracranial hemorrhage is challenging and requires an assessment of associated risks and benefits...
September 30, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
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