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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937420/unexpected-left-atrial-thrombus-after-aortic-valve-replacement-and-left-atrial-ligation-with-atriclip-device-a-case-report
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Kinjal M Patel, Michael Rosenbloom, Muhammad Raza, Sean Stevens, Jonathan Rost, Ahmed Awad, Ronak G Desai
We report the unexpected transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) finding of a left atrial (LA) thrombus near the end of cardiopulmonary bypass and after deployment of an AtriClip (Atricure, Inc, Westchester, OH) in an 84-year-old man with atrial fibrillation and aortic stenosis undergoing aortic valve replacement and LA appendage ligation. TEE examination before cardiopulmonary bypass and deployment of the AtriClip had not shown a thrombus in the LA appendage. The heart was rearrested and thrombus was successfully removed through a left atriotomy...
September 20, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937040/surgical-outcomes-of-anomalous-origin-of-the-left-coronary-artery-from-the-pulmonary-artery-in-children-an-echocardiography-follow-up
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Yan Gao, Jing Zhang, Guo-Ying Huang, Xue-Cun Liang, Bing Jia, Xiao-Jing Ma
BACKGROUND: Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare but potentially life-threatening congenital heart defect. A retrospective analysis was carried out to elucidate the surgical outcomes of ALCAPA in infants and children using follow-up echocardiography. METHODS: From September 2008 to March 2017, 26 children diagnosed with ALCAPA underwent left coronary re-implantation. All surviving patients received echocardiography during follow-up...
October 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935328/valve-in-valve-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-a-novel-approach-to-treat-paravalvular-leak
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Pranav Loyalka, Kelsey B Montgomery, Tom C Nguyen, Richard W Smalling, Melissa Howe, Keshava Rajagopal
Enlarging or "cracking" a surgical stented bioprosthetic valve during valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) increases orifice area, reducing transvalvular energy losses. We demonstrate that TAVI with valve cracking can be used to treat paravalvular leak (PVL) while providing optimal aortic valve physiology. A 61-year-old woman with a history of aortic valve replacement with a stented bioprosthesis presented with heart failure. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed severe prosthetic aortic valve stenosis with PVL and severe regurgitation...
October 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935306/suprasternal-aortic-valve-replacement-key-technology-and-techniques
#4
Andy C Kiser, Thomas G Caranasos, Mark D Peterson, Christopher E Buller, Michael A Borger
PURPOSE: Suprasternal transcatheter aortic valve replacement offers patients, with unsuitable femoral artery anatomy, an alternative to transapical, direct aortic, and subclavian approaches. DESCRIPTION: The Transit System (Aegis Surgical, Galway, Ireland) enables transcatheter aortic valve replacement directly into the ascending aorta or innominate artery through a small, suprasternal incision. The valve introducer sheath is inserted through a standard pursestring suture, which facilitates secure arterial closure...
October 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935040/cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-what-is-its-value
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Marco Guazzi, Francesco Bandera, Cemal Ozemek, David Systrom, Ross Arena
Compared with traditional exercise tests, cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) provides a thorough assessment of exercise integrative physiology involving the pulmonary, cardiovascular, muscular, and cellular oxidative systems. Due to the prognostic ability of key variables, CPET applications in cardiology have grown impressively to include all forms of exercise intolerance, with a predominant focus on heart failure with reduced or with preserved ejection fraction. As impaired cardiac output and peripheral oxygen diffusion are the main determinants of the abnormal functional response in cardiac patients, invasive CPET has gained new popularity, especially for diagnosing early heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and exercise-induced pulmonary hypertension...
September 26, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934975/right-anterolateral-thoracotomy-an-attractive-alternative-to-repeat-sternotomy-for-high-risk-patients-undergoing-reoperative-mitral-and-tricuspid-valve-surgery
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Hailong Cao, Qing Zhou, Fudong Fan, Yunxing Xue, Jun Pan, Dongjin Wang
BACKGROUND: Reoperative cardiac valve surgery via sternotomy is associated with a substantial morbidity and mortality. This study evaluated the right anterolateral thoracotomy for high-risk patients undergoing mitral and tricuspid valve redo procedures. METHODS: Out of a series of 173 patients undergoing redo cardiac valve surgery, 24 patients were reoperative via the right anterolateral thoracotomy as the high-risk group on the basis of the proximity of the heart and great vessels to the sternum and the presence and location of patent bypass grafts...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932963/echocardiographic-screening-of-rheumatic-heart-disease-in-american-samoa
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Jennifer H Huang, Michael Favazza, Arthur Legg, Kathryn W Holmes, Laurie Armsby, Ipuniuesea Eliapo-Unutoa, Thomas Pilgrim, Erin J Madriago
While rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is a treatable disease nearly eradicated in the United States, it remains the most common form of acquired heart disease in the developing world. This study used echocardiographic screening to determine the prevalence of RHD in children in American Samoa. Screening took place at a subset of local schools. Private schools were recruited and public schools underwent cluster randomization based on population density. We collected survey information and performed a limited physical examination and echocardiogram using the World Heart Federation protocol for consented school children aged 5-18 years old...
September 20, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931437/acute-reverse-annular-remodeling-during-mitraclip-%C3%A2-therapy-predicts-improved-clinical-outcome-in-heart-failure-patients-a-3d-echocardiography-study
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Theresa Herbrand, Silke Eschenhagen, Tobias Zeus, Eva Kehmeier, Katharina Hellhammer, Verena Veulemans, Malte Kelm, Jan Balzer
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) has been shown to have acute effects on mitral valve geometry in patients with functional mitral regurgitation (FMR). This study investigates the impact of MitraClip(®) therapy-induced annular remodeling on clinical outcome and mitral regurgitation in heart failure patients. METHODS: TMVR was performed successfully in 45 patients with FMR. In this study, mitral valve datasets were obtained before and directly after MitraClip(®) implantation using three-dimensional (3D) transesophageal echocardiography, and were analyzed offline retrospectively using dedicated 3D reconstruction software...
September 20, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931366/prolonged-intensive-care-unit-stay-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Ryosuke Higuchi, Morimasa Takayama, Kenichi Hagiya, Mike Saji, Keitaro Mahara, Itaru Takamisawa, Jun Shimizu, Tetsuya Tobaru, Nobuo Iguchi, Shuichiro Takanashi
PURPOSE: Postoperative intensive care unit (ICU) stay after cardiac surgeries has been extensively studied, but little attention has been given to ICU stay following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). This study examined ICU stay after TAVR. METHODS: Two hundred and forty-five patients who underwent TAVR between April 2010 and October 2016 were studied retrospectively. We investigated the status of ICU stay, the predictors of prolonged ICU stay (PICUS), and its impact on short- and long-term outcomes...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930591/lipoprotein-a-and-cardiovascular-disease-current-state-and-future-directions-for-an-enigmatic-lipoprotein
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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/28930524/hypertension-and-cardiometabolic-disease
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Ivan Tasic, Dragan Lovic
Hypertension has  a central role in cardiometabolic disease and is usually associated with  metabolic disorders, such as insulin resistance, obesity, and dyslipidemia. Hyperinsulinemia may increase cardiovascular (CV) risk through its promotion of hypertension, which is possibly a result of chronic enhancement of sympathetic nervous system activity, stimulation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system leading to increased renal tubular sodium reabsorption, modulating cation transport, or inducing vascular smooth muscle cell hypertrophy...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930184/use-of-wavelet-transform-to-detect-compensated-and-decompensated-stages-in-the-congestive-heart-failure-patient
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Pratibha Sharma, Kimberly Newman, Carlin S Long, A J Gasiewski, Frank Barnes
This research work is aimed at improving health care, reducing cost, and the occurrence of emergency hospitalization in patients with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) by analyzing heart and lung sounds to distinguish between the compensated and decompensated states. Compensated state defines stable state of the patient but with lack of retention of fluids in lungs, whereas decompensated state leads to unstable state of the patient with lots of fluid retention in the lungs, where the patient needs medication. Acoustic signals from the heart and the lung were analyzed using wavelet transforms to measure changes in the CHF patient's status from the decompensated to compensated and vice versa...
September 20, 2017: Biosensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930073/two-sides-to-every-story-the-trade-off-between-paravalvular-leakage-and-the-occurrence-of-conduction-disturbances-in-transcatheter-heart-valves
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Jan-Malte Sinning, Eberhard Grube
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 20, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929616/noninvasive-assessment-of-left-ventricular-end-diastolic-pressure-by-deceleration-time-of-early-diastolic-mitral-annular-velocity-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Kazushi Takemoto, Kumiko Hirata, Takeshi Hozumi, Takashi Tanimoto, Makoto Orii, Yasutsugu Shiono, Yoshiki Matsuo, Yasushi Ino, Hironori Kitabata, Takashi Kubo, Atsushi Tanaka, Takashi Akasaka
OBJECTIVE: To examine the diagnostic ability of the deceleration time of early mitral annular velocity (e'DT) as determined by tissue Doppler velocity image, a method for assessing LV filling pressure. BACKGROUNDS: Estimation of LV filling pressure by Doppler echocardiography requires a combination of various parameters. Therefore, there remains a need for a simple index in LV filling pressure estimation. The e' is known to be reduced and delayed with increased LV filling pressure during development of heart failure...
September 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929446/new-imaging-tools-in-cardiovascular-medicine-computational-fluid-dynamics-and-4d-flow-mri
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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/28929246/a-numerical-study-of-the-hemodynamic-effect-of-the-aortic-valve-on-coronary-flow
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Shaily Wald, Alex Liberzon, Idit Avrahami
During diastole, coronary perfusion depends on the pressure drop between the myocardial tissue and the coronary origin located at the aortic root. This pressure difference is influenced by the flow field near the closing valve leaflets. Clinical evidence is conclusive that patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) suffer from diastolic dysfunction during hyperemia, but show increased coronary blood flow (CBF) during rest. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) was shown to decrease rest CBF along with its main purpose of improving the aortic flow and reducing the risk of heart failure...
September 19, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929044/transcatheter-tricuspid-valve-in-ring-and-aortic-valve-in-valve-implantation
#17
Daniel Reichart, Niklas Schofer, Florian Deuschl, Andreas Schaefer, Stefan Blankenberg, Hermann Reichenspurner, Ulrich Schaefer, Lenard Conradi
Background  Transcatheter heart valve (THV) therapies have shown to be an alternative to surgical valve replacement, especially in high-risk patients requiring redo surgery. However, reports of transcatheter-based interventions in tricuspid valve position are scarce. Case Description  Here, we report a case of successful concomitant transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve (ViV) and tricuspid valve-in-ring (ViR) procedures using a 23-mm CoreValve Evolut R THV (Medtronic, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States) in aortic position and a 29-mm SAPIEN3 (Edwards Lifesciences, Inc...
January 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927733/retrospective-study-of-anaesthetic-management-of-pregnant-patients-with-mechanical-heart-valve-prosthesis-and-anticoagulants
#18
Benoît Cousin, Jean Guglielminotti, Bernard Iung, Philippe Montravers
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 16, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926643/skin-perfusion-pressure-as-an-indicator-of-tissue-perfusion-in-valvular-heart-surgery-preliminary-results-from-a-prospective-observational-study
#19
Young Song, Sarah Soh, Jae-Kwang Shim, Kyoung-Un Park, Young-Lan Kwak
Hemodynamic management aims to provide adequate tissue perfusion, which is often altered during cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). We evaluated whether skin perfusion pressure (SPP) can be used for monitoring of adequacy of tissue perfusion in patients undergoing valvular heart surgery. Seventy-two patients undergoing valve replacement were enrolled. SPP and serum lactate level were assessed after anaesthesia induction (baseline), during CPB, after CPB-off, end of surgery, arrival at intensive care unit, and postoperative 6 h...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921420/causes-of-an-increased-pressure-gradient-through-the-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-a-west-coast-experience
#20
Sayuki Kobayashi, Yoshihiko Sakai, Isao Taguchi, Hiroto Utsunomiya, Takahiro Shiota
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) occurs from not only obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy but also other conditions such as sigmoid septum or post mitral valve repair. However, the changes of the LVOT pressure gradient (LVOT PG) in LVOTO with various conditions remain unclear. METHODS: The clinical characteristics and echocardiographic parameters of 73 patients with LVOT PG ≥50 mmHg at rest on Doppler ultrasound were retrospectively investigated...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Echocardiography
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