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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741579/subclinical-leaflet-thickening-and-stent-frame-geometry-in-self-expanding-transcatheter-heart-valves
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Andreas Fuchs, Ole de Backer, Matthew Brooks, Martina Chantal de Knegt, Gintautas Bieliauskas, Masanori Yamamoto, Ryo Yanagisawa, Kentaro Hayashida, Lars Søndergaard, Klaus Fuglsang Kofoed
AIMS: This study assesses the potential relationship between subclinical leaflet thickening and stent frame geometry in patients who underwent aortic valve replacement with a self-expanding transcatheter heart valve (THV). METHODS AND RESULTS: Seventy-five patients with a self-expanding THV were studied with 4D-computed tomography and analysed for leaflet thickening. There was no difference in THV size, overall THV-expansion, -eccentricity or implantation depth between patients with or without leaflet thickening...
July 25, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741245/the-last-frontier-transcatheter-devices-for-percutaneous-or-minimally-invasive-treatment-of-chronic-heart-failure
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REVIEW
V J Nijenhuis, L Sanchis, J A S van der Heyden, P Klein, B J W M Rensing, A Latib, F Maisano, J M Ten Berg, P Agostoni, M J Swaans
Heart failure has a high prevalence in the general population. Morbidity and mortality of heart failure patients remain high, despite improvements in drug therapy, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation therapy. New transcatheter implantable devices have been developed to improve the treatment of heart failure. There has been a rapid development of minimally invasive or transcatheter devices used in the treatment of heart failure associated with aortic and mitral valve disease and these devices are being incorporated into routine clinical practice at a fast rate...
July 24, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741093/fetal-right-ventricular-prominence-associated-postnatal-abnormalities-and-coarctation-clinical-prediction-tool
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Alyssa Power, Alberto Nettel-Aguirre, Deborah Fruitman
Fetal right ventricular (RV) prominence is a known indicator of possible left-sided structural heart disease with a low positive predictive value for aortic coarctation. There is a paucity of data on identifying which fetuses with RV prominence will have postnatal arch obstruction. Our study objectives were to create a clinical prediction tool for coarctation and to describe the diagnostic outcomes of our cohort with fetal RV prominence. We performed a retrospective review of patients referred with fetal RV prominence from January 2009 to October 2015...
July 24, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741057/the-role-of-angiography-in-the-congruence-of-cardiovascular-measurements-between-autopsy-and-postmortem-imaging
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Renaud Troxler, Costin Minoiu, Paul Vaucher, Katarzyna Michaud, Francesco Doenz, Kewin Ducrot, Silke Grabherr
INTRODUCTION: Postmortem CT angiography is the method of choice for the postmortem imaging investigations of the cardiovascular (CV) system. However, autopsy still remains the gold standard for CV measurement. Nevertheless, there are not any studies on CV measurements on the multi-phase postmortem angiography (MPMCTA) which includes comparisons with autopsy. Therefore, the aim of this study is to compare CV measurements between the native CT scan and the three phases of the MPMCTA to find out which of these modalities correlate the best with autopsy measurements...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740719/multimodality-imaging-assessment-of-mitral-valve-anatomy-in-planning-for-mitral-valve-repair-in-secondary-mitral-regurgitation
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REVIEW
Romain Capoulade, Nicolas Piriou, Jean-Michel Serfaty, Thierry Le Tourneau
Secondary mitral regurgitation (MR) is frequent valvular heart disease and conveys worse prognostic. Therapeutic surgical or percutaneous options are available in the context of severe symptomatic secondary MR, but the best approach to treat these patients remains unclear, given the lack of clear clinical evidence of benefit. A comprehensive evaluation of the mitral valve apparatus and the left ventricle (LV) has the ability to clearly define and characterize the disease, and thus determine the best option for the patient to improve its clinical outcomes, as well as quality of life and symptoms...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740713/outcomes-of-minimally-invasive-double-valve-surgery
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Orlando Santana, Steve Xydas, Roy F Williams, Angelo LaPietra, Maurice Mawad, Frederick Hasty, Esteban Escolar, Christos G Mihos
BACKGROUND: Double valve surgery is associated with an increased peri-operative morbidity and mortality. A less invasive right thoracotomy approach may be a viable alternative to median sternotomy surgery in these higher-risk patients. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the baseline demographics, operative characteristics, and post-operative outcomes of patients who underwent minimally invasive double valve surgery between January 2009 and December 2011 at our institution...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740625/pulmonary-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-corrected-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Fotios M Mitropoulos, Meletios A Kanakis, Christos Ntellos, Constantinos Loukas, Periklis Davlouros, Theophili Kousi, Andrew C Chatzis
Introduction: Development of pulmonary insufficiency in patients with surgically corrected tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) may lead to severe right heart failure with serious consequences. We herein present our experience with pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) in these patients. Methods: From 2005-2013, 99 consecutive patients (71 males/28 females, mean age 38±8 years), underwent PVR after 7 to 40 (mean 29 ± 8) years from the initial correction. Seventy nine of the symptomatic patients presented in NYHA II, 14 in III and 2 in IV...
2017: Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736923/applications-of-additive-manufacturing-in-dentistry-a-review
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REVIEW
Aishwarya Bhargav, Vijayavenkatraman Sanjairaj, Vinicius Rosa, Lu Wen Feng, Jerry Fuh Yh
Additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing has been hailed as the third industrial revolution as it has caused a paradigm shift in the way objects have been manufactured. Conventionally, converting a raw material to a fully finished and assembled, usable product comprises several steps which can be eliminated by using this process as functional products can be created directly from the raw material at a fraction of the time originally consumed. Thus, AM has found applications in several sectors including automotive, aerospace, printed electronics, and healthcare...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736061/short-term-reconsultation-hospitalisation-and-death-rates-after-discharge-from-the-emergency-department-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure-and-analysis-of-the-associated-factors-the-altur-ica-study
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Òscar Miró, Víctor Gil, Francisco Javier Martín-Sánchez, Pablo Herrero, Javier Jacob, Carolina Sánchez, Carolina Xipell, Sira Aguiló, Pere Llorens
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to define the following in patients with acute heart failure (AHF) discharged directly from accident and emergency (A&E): rates of reconsultation to A&E and hospitalisation for AHF, and all-cause death at 30 days, rate of combined event at 7 days and the factors associated with these rates. PATIENTS AND METHOD: The study included patients consecutively diagnosed with AHF during 2 months in 27 Spanish A&E departments who were discharged from A&E without hospitalisation...
July 20, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735063/serum-uric-acid-as-a-simple-risk-factor-in-patients-with-rheumatic-heart-disease-undergoing-valve-replacement-surgery
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Xue-Biao Wei, Lei Jiang, Yuan-Hui Liu, Du Feng, Peng-Cheng He, Jiyan Chen, Dan-Qing Yu, Ning Tan
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the relationship between admission serum uric acid (SUA) and in-hospital and one-year mortality after valve replacement surgery (VRS) for patients with rheumatic heart disease (RHD). METHODS: One-thousand five-hundred thirty-six consecutive patients with RHD undergoing VRS were divided into 4 groups based on the quartiles of SUA on admission. The association between SUA and adverse outcomes was analyzed. RESULTS: The in-hospital mortality (2...
July 19, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734909/prognostic-value-of-exercise-stress-echocardiography-in-asymptomatic-patients-with-aortic-valve-stenosis
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Coppelia Goublaire, Maria Melissopoulou, David Lobo, Naozumi Kubota, Constance Verdonk, Claire Cimadevilla, Isabelle Codogno, Eric Brochet, Alec Vahanian, David Messika-Zeitoun
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate the prognostic value of mean pressure gradient (MPG) increase and peak systolic pulmonary artery pressure (SPAP) measured during exercise stress echocardiography in asymptomatic patients with aortic stenosis (AS). BACKGROUND: Exercise testing is recommended in asymptomatic AS patients, but the additional value of exercise-stress echocardiography, especially the prognostic value of MPG increase and peak SPAP, is still debated...
July 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734885/clinical-impact-of-baseline-right-bundle-branch-block-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Vincent Auffret, John G Webb, Hélène Eltchaninoff, Antonio J Muñoz-García, Dominique Himbert, Corrado Tamburino, Luis Nombela-Franco, Fabian Nietlispach, César Morís, Marc Ruel, Antonio E Dager, Vicenç Serra, Asim N Cheema, Ignacio J Amat-Santos, Fábio Sandoli de Brito, Pedro Alves Lemos, Alexandre Abizaid, Rogério Sarmento-Leite, Eric Dumont, Marco Barbanti, Eric Durand, Juan H Alonso Briales, Alec Vahanian, Claire Bouleti, Sebastiano Immè, Francesco Maisano, Raquel Del Valle, Luis Miguel Benitez, Bruno García Del Blanco, Rishi Puri, François Philippon, Marina Urena, Josep Rodés-Cabau
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to assess the influence of baseline right bundle branch block (RBBB) on all-cause and cardiovascular mortality as well as sudden cardiac death (SCD) among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). BACKGROUND: Few data exist regarding the late clinical impact of pre-existing RBBB in TAVR recipients. METHODS: A total of 3,527 patients (mean age 82 ± 8 years, 50.1% men) were evaluated according to the presence of RBBB on baseline electrocardiography...
July 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734620/treatment-of-dogs-with-compensated-myxomatous-mitral-valve-disease-with-spironolactone-a-pilot-study
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M J Hezzell, A Boswood, J López-Alvarez, N Lötter, J Elliott
OBJECTIVES: Spironolactone improves outcome in dogs with advanced myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD). Its efficacy in preclinical MMVD is unknown. The hypothesis was the administration of spironolactone to dogs with compensated MMVD demonstrating risk factors for poorer prognosis will decrease the rate of disease progression. The aim was to provide pilot data to evaluate preliminary effects and sample size calculation for a definitive clinical trial. ANIMALS: Twenty-five client-owned dogs with MMVD with at least one of the following; left atrial to aortic ratio (LA:Ao) ≥ 1...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734437/two-pumps-for-single-ventricle-mechanical-support-for-establishment-of-biventricular-circulation
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Stanislav Ovroutski, Oliver Miera, Thomas Krabatsch, Felix Berger, Joachim Photiadis, Evgenii Potapov
A 31-year-old patient with a univentricular heart and double-inlet left ventricle, moderate pulmonary stenosis, and severe mitral valve regurgitation experienced irreversible heart failure after mitral valve replacement. "Biventricular" mechanical circulatory support was initiated. The systemic circulation was supported using the HeartWare ventricular assist device (HVAD) (HeartWare, Framingham, MA) pump in the usual manner. The second pump was inserted into the right atrium and connected to the pulmonary artery after closure of the pulmonary valve and atrial separation...
August 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734430/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-under-direct-visualization-in-homograft-valve-endocarditis
#15
Tarek Chami, Guilherme Attizzani, Benjamin Medalion, Salil V Deo
Prosthetic valve endocarditis is a very grave and often terminal disease. Surgical valve replacement remains the cornerstone treatment for this disease. However, it is often contraindicated. Herein, we describe the implantation under direct visualization of a self-expandable transcatheter heart valve in a prohibitive surgical risk patient with homograft aortic valve endocarditis.
August 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730981/bartonella-quintana-an-unrecognized-cause-of-infective-endocarditis-in-children-in-ethiopia
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Diana Tasher, Alona Raucher-Sternfeld, Akiva Tamir, Michael Giladi, Eli Somekh
Bartonella quintana endocarditis, a common cause of culture-negative endocarditis in adults, has rarely been reported in children. We describe 5 patients 7-16 years of age from Ethiopia with heart defects and endocarditis; 4 cases were caused by infection with B. quintana and 1 by Bartonella of undetermined species. All 5 patients were afebrile and oligosymptomatic, although 3 had heart failure. C-reactive protein was normal or slightly elevated, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate was high. The diagnosis was confirmed by echocardiographic demonstration of vegetations, the presence of high Bartonella IgG titers, and identification of B...
August 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728722/transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-a-review
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REVIEW
John H Braxton, Kelly S Rasmussen, Milind S Shah
Patients with inoperable, high-risk, and intermediate-risk aortic stenosis can now be treated with transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Food and Drug Administration selectively choose centers based on experience and require a collaborative, multidisciplinary team approach in the treatment and decision making for these patients. The work-up has been streamlined. Gated multislice computed tomography angiogram has emerged as the gold standard for assessment of valve anatomy and sizing of the transcatheter heart valve...
August 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728659/a-systematic-review-of-infective%C3%A2-endocarditis-in-patients-with-bovine-jugular-vein-valves-compared-with-other%C3%A2-valve-types
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Ashutosh Sharma, Anita T Cote, Martin C K Hosking, Kevin C Harris
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to systematically evaluate the incidence of infective endocarditis (IE) in right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery conduits and valves, comparing bovine jugular vein (BJV) valves with all others. BACKGROUND: Recent evidence suggests that the incidence of IE is higher in patients with congenital heart disease who have undergone implantation of BJV valves in the pulmonary position compared with other valves. METHODS: Systematic searches of published research were conducted using electronic databases (MEDLINE, Embase, and CINAHL) and citations cross-referenced current to April 2016...
July 24, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728613/echocardiographic-parameters-of-clinically-normal-geriatric-rhesus-macaques-macacamulatta
#19
Yu Ueda, Catherine T Gunther-Harrington, Christina L Cruzen, Jeffrey A Roberts, Joshua A Stern
The goal of this study was to generate reference intervals for echocardiographic variables in a population of clinically normal geriatric rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). To do this, we studied 51 animals (age, 18-29 y; weight, 5.24-17.04 kg). The normal values for cardiac indices, including geometry and systolic and diastolic function, were determined by 2D, M-mode, spectral Doppler, and tissue Doppler echocardiography under ketamine hydrochloride sedation. Statistical correlations between the echocardiographic parameters and age, body weight, sex, and heart rate were investigated...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727703/intrathecal-morphine-improves-hemodynamic-parameters-and-analgesia-in-patients-undergoing-aortic-valve-replacement-surgery-a-prospective-double-blind-randomized-trial
#20
Hamed Elgendy, Hatem A R Helmy
BACKGROUND: Intrathecal morphine (ITM) has been used in hopes of providing good postoperative analgesia in cardiac surgery. Little is known about its use in isolated aortic valve replacement surgery. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of 7 µ/kg ITM administration in aortic valve replacement in regards to hemodynamics, pain score, and postoperative complications when compared to general anesthesia alone. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized, double-blind trial...
July 2017: Pain Physician
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