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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544843/a-new-sign-of-severe-aortic-regurgitation-detected-through-airflow-analysis-in-mechanical-ventilation
#1
Juan C Garcia-Rubira, Maria J Cristo-Ropero, Manuel Almendro-Delia, Rafael Hidalgo-Urbano
A 72-year-old female with a previous history of aortic valve replacement by biological prosthesis was admitted with progressive heart failure. The clinical course was unfavorable, requiring inotropic support and invasive mechanical ventilation. Auto-triggering of the ventilator from cardiac origin has been previously described, and explained as a consequence of hyperdynamic circulation. In our case, the oscillatory movements due to the aortic regurgitation are transmitted to the airway. Early recognition of this condition can facilitate not only the correction this asynchrony in mechanical ventilation but also should raise the suspicion of aortic regurgitation...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544840/redo-tricuspid-valve-repair-with-leaflet-augmentation-using-the-left-atrial-wall
#2
Daisuke Endo, Kenji Kuwaki, Taira Yamamoto, Atsushi Amano
The case is reported of a 79-year-old female who received a patch augmentation of the tricuspid anterior and septal leaflets with a resected left atrial wall to address recurrent tricuspid regurgitation, including tricuspid valve tethering. The patient was admitted to the authors' hospital for chronic heart failure with paravalvular leakage after aortic valve replacement and recurrent severe tricuspid regurgitation. She had undergone two previous cardiac surgeries. Re-tricuspid repair required an augmentation of the tricuspid valve leaflets in addition to tricuspid annuloplasty...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544834/in-vitro-pulsatile-flow-measurement-in-prosthetic-heart-valves-an-inter-laboratory-comparison
#3
Stephen M Retta, Jeff Kepner, Salvador Marquez, Bruce A Herman, Mark C S Shu, Laurence W Grossman
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF STUDY: One of the first steps in qualifying a new prosthetic valve for eventual clinical use is preclinical flow performance testing in vitro. Such testing is typically performed in an in-vitro test system that simulates the pumping mechanics of the left ventricle of the heart, generally referred to as a pulse duplicator or duplicator. Historically, test results in these systems have varied from duplicator to duplicator. This collaborative effort between heart valve manufacturers and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was designed to evaluate the variability of the pulse duplicator test technology for pulsatile flow performance measurement in an interlaboratory round robin...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544833/how-heart-valves-evolve-to-adapt-to-an-extreme-pressure-system-morphologic-and-biomechanical-properties-of-giraffe-heart-valves
#4
Jonas Amstrup Funder, Carl Christian Danielsen, Ulrik Baandrup, Bo Martin Bibby, Ted Carl Andelius, Emil Toft Brøndum, Tobias Wang, J Michael Hasenkam
BACKGROUND: Heart valves which exist naturally in an extreme-pressure system must have evolved in a way to resist the stresses of high pressure. Giraffes are interesting as they naturally have a blood pressure twice that of humans. Thus, knowledge regarding giraffe heart valves may aid in developing techniques to design improved pressure-resistant biological heart valves. METHODS: Heart valves from 12 giraffes and 10 calves were explanted and subjected to either biomechanical or morphological examinations...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544825/leaflet-hypomobility-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-thrombosis-or-mechanical-factors-a-possible-pathophysiological-pattern
#5
Michele Gallo, Stefanos Demertzis, Gino Gerosa, Enrico Ferrari
Transcatheter heart valve replacement is an emerging technology in the treatment of valvular disease. During recent years, the opportunity to replace a heart valve via percutaneous access or via a miniinvasive access without the use of cardiopulmonary bypass has revolutionized the approach to this pathology. The different designs of transcatheter valves have also altered the spectrum of possible complications, with the unexpected occurrence of leaflet hypomobility after valve deployment. Here, the pathophysiological pattern of this complication is categorized, and an analysis provided of recently reported clinical evidences...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543102/low-flow-low-gradient-aortic-stenosis-still-a-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-challenge
#6
REVIEW
Anja Vogelgesang, Gerd Hasenfuss, Claudius Jacobshagen
Aortic stenosis (AS) is the most frequently observed valvular heart disease. During the symptomatic stage, the rate of death increases dramatically, so that a precise diagnostic approach is taken to guide therapeutic options. Of patients with severe AS, 30% to 50% present with low-flow/low-gradient AS (LF/LGAS) status. This review focuses on LF/LGAS and the best diagnostic and therapeutic management in either classic LF/LGAS with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) or paradoxical LF/LGAS with preserved LVEF...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541598/pediatric-melody-mitral-valve-replacement-in-acute-endocarditis-alternative-surgical-hybrid-technique
#7
Ireneusz Haponiuk, Maciej Chojnicki, Radosław Jaworski, Mariusz Steffens, Konrad Paczkowski, Aneta Szofer-Sendrowska, Marta Paśko-Majewska, Katarzyna Gierat-Haponiuk, Anna Romanowicz, Wiktor Szymanowicz
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Acute endocarditis (AE) is still rare disease in pediatric population, nevertheless the children suffering from AE usually need heart valves repair or replacement in emergency settings. METHODS: We present a case of emergency mitral valve replacement with the use of Melody balloon expandable stented bioprosthesis in a 2-years-old patient with acute endocarditis, subsequent mitral (bicuspid) valve incompetence after aggressive infective destruction with the symptoms of critical multiorgan failure...
May 25, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541591/infective-endocarditis-cinderella-in-cardiology
#8
Amit Kaura, Dorota Dworakowska, Rafal Dworakowski
Infective endocarditis (IE) is uncommon, however, the incidence is on the rise [1]. Despite improvements in its management, infective endocarditis (IE) is associated with significant short- and long-term morbidity and mortality [2]. A definitive diagnosis of IE may be challenging and is often delayed due to the highly variable and non-specific symptoms at patient presentation, alongside limited availability of specialist services [3]. In addition to IE remaining a diagnostic challenge, the decisions about the treatment modality (medical vs surgical) and the timing of potential valve surgery are demanding, despite established national and international guidelines [4]...
May 25, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541520/cardiovascular-surgery-in-loeys-dietz-syndrome-types-1-4
#9
Kirsten Krohg-Sørensen, Per Snorre Lingaas, Runar Lundblad, Egil Seem, Benedicte Paus, Odd R Geiran
OBJECTIVES: The first publication of Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS) described aortic rupture at young ages. Experience with new LDS types showed that the clinical course varies, and thresholds for prophylactic surgery are discussed. As this is an uncommon disease, experience needs to be shared. METHODS: Retrospective review of patients with LDS types 1-4 undergoing cardiovascular surgery during the years 1991-2016. RESULTS: Thirty-five patients (including 6 children with LDS2) underwent 57 operations...
May 24, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541271/protein-altering-and-regulatory-genetic-variants-near-gata4-implicated-in-bicuspid-aortic-valve
#10
Bo Yang, Wei Zhou, Jiao Jiao, Jonas B Nielsen, Michael R Mathis, Mahyar Heydarpour, Guillaume Lettre, Lasse Folkersen, Siddharth Prakash, Claudia Schurmann, Lars Fritsche, Gregory A Farnum, Maoxuan Lin, Mohammad Othman, Whitney Hornsby, Anisa Driscoll, Alexandra Levasseur, Marc Thomas, Linda Farhat, Marie-Pierre Dubé, Eric M Isselbacher, Anders Franco-Cereceda, Dong-Chuan Guo, Erwin P Bottinger, G Michael Deeb, Anna Booher, Sachin Kheterpal, Y Eugene Chen, Hyun Min Kang, Jacob Kitzman, Heather J Cordell, Bernard D Keavney, Judith A Goodship, Santhi K Ganesh, Gonçalo Abecasis, Kim A Eagle, Alan P Boyle, Ruth J F Loos, Per Eriksson, Jean-Claude Tardif, Chad M Brummett, Dianna M Milewicz, Simon C Body, Cristen J Willer
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a heritable congenital heart defect and an important risk factor for valvulopathy and aortopathy. Here we report a genome-wide association scan of 466 BAV cases and 4,660 age, sex and ethnicity-matched controls with replication in up to 1,326 cases and 8,103 controls. We identify association with a noncoding variant 151 kb from the gene encoding the cardiac-specific transcription factor, GATA4, and near-significance for p.Ser377Gly in GATA4. GATA4 was interrupted by CRISPR-Cas9 in induced pluripotent stem cells from healthy donors...
May 25, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540072/standard-imaging-techniques-in-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
#11
REVIEW
Arash Salemi, Berhane M Worku
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has become a widely accepted therapeutic option for patients with severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis at intermediate, high, or extreme risk for conventional surgery as determined through a heart team approach. Two valve prostheses are currently available and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved in the United States for TAVR: the self-expandable Medtronic CoreValve (Medtronic, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, USA) and the balloon-expandable Edwards Sapien Valve (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine CA, USA)...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540070/an-update-on-intraoperative-three-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography
#12
REVIEW
Lisa Qia Rong
Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) was first used routinely in the operating rooms in the 1980s to facilitate surgical decision-making. Since then, TEE has evolved from the standard two-dimensional (2D) exam to include focused real-time three-dimensional (RT-3D) imaging both inside and outside the operating rooms. Improved spatial and temporal resolution due to technological advances has expedited surgical interventions in diseased valves. 3D imaging has also emerged as a crucial adjunct in percutaneous interventions for structural heart disease...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539566/traumatic-tricuspid-regurgitation
#13
Yan Cheng, Lei Yao, Shengjun Wu
Traumatic tricuspid regurgitation is a rare and progressive disease. Early diagnosis and surgical valve repair are very important. A 57-year-old male was referred to our hospital with a history of blunt chest trauma. Three-dimensional echocardiography showed severe tricuspid regurgitation and demonstrated two main anterior leaflet chordaes of the tricuspid valve rupture and the whole anterior leaflet prolapsed. The diagnosis was severe tricuspid regurgitation due to leaflet chordae rupture secondary to blunt chest trauma...
May 23, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539565/successful-treatment-of-congestive-heart-failure-due-to-severe-aortic-valve-stenosis-with-low-dose-tolvaptan-in-elderly-patients
#14
Kiyoshi Takasu, Tetsuro Miyazaki, Kanako Negoro, Shoichiro Yatsu, Megumi Shimizu, Azusa Murata, Takao Kato, Shoko Suda, Masaru Hiki, Takatoshi Kasai, Katsumi Miyauchi, Hiroyuki Daida
Medical therapy for severe aortic valve stenosis (AS) is necessary for inoperable patients due to comorbid conditions. Tolvaptan (TLV), unlike other diuretics, resulted in modest changes in filling pressures associated with an increase in urine output, suggesting that TLV improves congestive heart failure (CHF) due to severe AS without hemodynamic instability.We retrospectively investigated 14 consecutive patients ≥ 80 years of age admitted due to decompensated CHF with severe AS at Juntendo University Hospital from April 2014 to November 2015...
May 23, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538179/hand2-target-gene-regulatory-networks-control-atrioventricular-canal-and-cardiac-valve-development
#15
Frédéric Laurent, Ausra Girdziusaite, Julie Gamart, Iros Barozzi, Marco Osterwalder, Jennifer A Akiyama, Joy Lincoln, Javier Lopez-Rios, Axel Visel, Aimée Zuniga, Rolf Zeller
The HAND2 transcriptional regulator controls cardiac development, and we uncover additional essential functions in the endothelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) underlying cardiac cushion development in the atrioventricular canal (AVC). In Hand2-deficient mouse embryos, the EMT underlying AVC cardiac cushion formation is disrupted, and we combined ChIP-seq of embryonic hearts with transcriptome analysis of wild-type and mutants AVCs to identify the functionally relevant HAND2 target genes. The HAND2 target gene regulatory network (GRN) includes most genes with known functions in EMT processes and AVC cardiac cushion formation...
May 23, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537064/-pleural-effusion-due-to-parvimonas-micra-a-case-report-and-a-literature-review-of-30-cases
#16
F Cobo, J Rodríguez-Granger, A Sampedro, L Aliaga-Martínez, J M Navarro-Marí
The clinical and microbiological characteristics of infections caused by Parvimonas micra is described, including 30 cases in the literature and a new case handled at the present centre. Out of the 31 patients, 18 were male; mean age at diagnosis was 65.1 ± 13.0 years. Infection site was the vertebral spine in 14 patients and joints and heart valves in 5 each one; pain was present in all patients with articular localization and in almost all patients with vertebral involvement. The diagnosis was obtained from fluid aspirate or drainage in 13 cases and blood cultures in 11...
May 24, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537000/advances-in-clinical-cardiology-2016-a-summary-of-the-key-clinical-trials
#17
REVIEW
Alastair Gray, Conor McQuillan, Ian B A Menown
INTRODUCTION: The findings of many new cardiology clinical trials over the last year have been published or presented at major international meetings. This paper aims to describe and place in context a summary of the key clinical trials in cardiology presented between January and December 2016. METHODS: The authors reviewed clinical trials presented at major cardiology conferences during 2016 including the American College of Cardiology (ACC), European Association for Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EuroPCR), European Society of Cardiology (ESC), European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), and the American Heart Association (AHA)...
May 23, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536896/helical-distribution-of-hypertrophy-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-prevalence-and-clinical-implications
#18
Dafne Viliani, Eduardo Pozo, Norma Aguirre, Alberto Cecconi, María J Olivera, Paloma Caballero, Luis J Jiménez-Borreguero, Fernando Alfonso
Recently a novel pattern of helical distribution of hypertrophy has been described in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Our aim was to determine its prevalence and potential implications in an unselected cohort. One-hundred- and eight consecutive patients diagnosed with HCM by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) were included (median clinical follow up of 1718 days). All clinical and complementary test information was prospectively collected. The presence of a helical pattern was assessed by a simple measurement of the maximal left ventricle (LV) wall thickness (LVWT) for each of the 17 classical LV segments and it was classified in one of three types according to its extension...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536843/human-interstitial-cellular-model-in-therapeutics-of-heart-valve-calcification
#19
REVIEW
Caimei He, Hai Tang, Zijian Mei, Nichujie Li, Zhi Zeng, Kwame Oteng Darko, Yulong Yin, Chien-An Andy Hu, Xiaoping Yang
Calcific aortic valve disease is a common, severe heart condition that is currently with no proven, effective drug treatment and requires a surgical valve replacement or an entire heart explanation. Thus, developing novel, targeted therapeutic approaches becomes a major goal for cardiovascular disease research. To achieve this goal, isolated heart valve interstitial cells could be an advanced model to explore molecular mechanisms and measure drug efficacy. Based on this progress, molecular mechanisms that harbor components of  inflammation and fibrosis coupled with proteins, for example, BMP-2, TLRs, RANKL, Osteoprotegerin, have been proposed...
May 23, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536830/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-patients-on-corticosteroid-therapy
#20
Ryosuke Higuchi, Tetsuya Tobaru, Kenichi Hagiya, Mike Saji, Keitaro Mahara, Itaru Takamisawa, Jun Shimizu, Shuichiro Takanashi, Morimasa Takayama
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is recommended for patients who are inoperable or at high risk for surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). Corticosteroid therapy is considered to be a risk factor for SAVR, but there is a paucity of information about TAVI in patients taking corticosteroids. The aim of this study is to elucidate the outcome of TAVI in patients on chronic corticosteroid therapy, compared with SAVR. We retrospectively analyzed patients on corticosteroid therapy who underwent TAVI (n = 21) or SAVR (n = 30) for severe aortic stenosis in Sakakibara Heart Institute...
May 23, 2017: Heart and Vessels
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