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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445803/jetvalve-rapid-manufacturing-of-biohybrid-scaffolds-for-biomimetic-heart-valve-replacement
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Andrew K Capulli, Maximillian Y Emmert, Francesco S Pasqualini, Debora Kehl, Etem Caliskan, Johan U Lind, Sean P Sheehy, Sung Jin Park, Seungkuk Ahn, Benedikt Weber, Josue A Goss, Simon P Hoerstrup, Kevin Kit Parker
Tissue engineered scaffolds have emerged as a promising solution for heart valve replacement because of their potential for regeneration. However, traditional heart valve tissue engineering has relied on resource-intensive, cell-based manufacturing, which increases cost and hinders clinical translation. To overcome these limitations, in situ tissue engineering approaches aim to develop scaffold materials and manufacturing processes that elicit endogenous tissue remodeling and repair. Yet despite recent advances in synthetic materials manufacturing, there remains a lack of cell-free, automated approaches for rapidly producing biomimetic heart valve scaffolds...
April 18, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444195/dna-methylome-analysis-reveals-distinct-epigenetic-patterns-of-ascending-aortic-dissection-and-bicuspid-aortic-valve
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Sun Pan, Hao Lai, Yiru Shen, Charles Breeze, Stephan Beck, Tao Hong, Chunsheng Wang, Andrew E Teschendorff
Epigenetics may mediate the effects of environmental risk factors on disease, including heart disease. Thus, measuring the DNA methylome offers the opportunity to identify novel disease biomarkers and novel insights into disease mechanisms. The DNA methylation landscape of ascending aortic dissection (AD) and bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) with aortic aneurysmal dilatation remain uncharacterized. The present study aimed to explore the genome-wide DNA methylation landscape underpinning these two diseases. Methods and results: We used Illumina 450k DNA methylation beadarrays to analyze 21 ascending aorta samples, including 10 cases with AD, 5 with BAV and 6 healthy controls...
April 19, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444178/shortening-cardioplegic-arrest-time-in-patients-undergoing-combined-coronary-and-valve-surgery-results-from-a-multicentre-randomized-controlled-trial-the-scat-trial
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Chris A Rogers, Radek Capoun, Lauren J Scott, Jodi Taylor, Anil Jain, Gianni D Angelini, Pradeep Narayan, M-Saadeh Suleiman, Kunal Sarkar, Raimondo Ascione
OBJECTIVES: Combined coronary artery bypass grafting and valve surgery requires a prolonged period of cardioplegic arrest (CA) predisposing to myocardial injury and postoperative cardiac-specific complications. The aim of this trial was to reduce the CA time in patients undergoing combined coronary artery bypass grafting and valve surgery and assess if this was associated with less myocardial injury and related complications. METHODS: Participants were randomized to (i) coronary artery bypass grafting performed on the beating heart with cardiopulmonary bypass support followed by CA for the valve procedure (hybrid) or (ii) both procedures under CA (conventional)...
April 24, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444177/single-centre-experience-with-transapical-transcatheter-mitral-valve-implantation%C3%A2
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Gry Dahle, Kjell-Arne Rein, Arnt E Fiane
OBJECTIVES: A transcatheter heart valve technique can be used in failed mitral valve repairs with annuloplasty rings, deterioriated bioprostheses and in mitral annular calcification, all serving as 'docking stations' for balloon-expandable valves. Specially designed transcatheter mitral valve platforms are used in ongoing studies for native mitral valve regurgitation. We present our single centre experience with transcatheter mitral valve implantation-transapical approach procedures in eleven patients...
April 21, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444168/mechanical-versus-bioprosthetic-aortic-valve-replacement
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Stuart J Head, Mevlüt Çelik, A Pieter Kappetein
Mechanical valves used for aortic valve replacement (AVR) continue to be associated with bleeding risks because of anticoagulation therapy, while bioprosthetic valves are at risk of structural valve deterioration requiring reoperation. This risk/benefit ratio of mechanical and bioprosthetic valves has led American and European guidelines on valvular heart disease to be consistent in recommending the use of mechanical prostheses in patients younger than 60 years of age. Despite these recommendations, the use of bioprosthetic valves has significantly increased over the last decades in all age groups...
April 20, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444068/acute-bag-valve-breathing-maneuvers-plus-manual-chest-compression-is-safe-during-stable-septic-shock-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Clarissa Netto Blattner, Rafael Saldanha Dos Santos, Fernando Suparregui Dias, Alexandre Simões Dias, Régis Gemerasca Mestriner, Silvia Regina Rios Vieira
Objective: To evaluate the effects of bag-valve breathing maneuvers combined with standard manual chest compression techniques on safety, hemodynamics and oxygenation in stable septic shock patients. Design: A parallel, assessor-blinded, randomized trial of two groups. A computer-generated list of random numbers was prepared by an independent researcher to allocate treatments. Setting: The Intensive Care Unit at Hospital São Lucas, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443984/antifungal-activity-of-caspofungin-in-experimental-infective-endocarditis-caused-by-candida-albicans
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Gerardo Becerra Victorio, Lorena Michele Brennan Bourdon, Leonel García Benavides, Selene G Huerta-Olvera, Arturo Plascencia, José Villanueva, Erika Martinez-Lopez, Iván Isidro Hernández-Cañaveral
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis is a disease characterised by heart valve lesions, which exhibit extracellular matrix proteins that act as a physical barrier to prevent the passage of antimicrobial agents. The genus Candida has acquired clinical importance given that it is increasingly being isolated from cases of nosocomial infections. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the activity of caspofungin compared to that of liposomal amphotericin B against Candida albicans in experimental infective endocarditis...
May 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442174/microstructural-alterations-owing-to-handling-of-bovine-pericardium-to-manufacture-bioprosthetic-heart-valves-a-potential-risk-for-cusp-dehiscence
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J Mao, Y Wang, E Philippe, T Cianciulli, I Vesely, D How, J-M Bourget, L Germain, Z Zhang, R Guidoin
INTRODUCTION: Cross-linking and anti-calcification of prosthetic heart valves have been continuously improved to prevent degeneration and calcification. However, non-calcific structural deteriorations such as cuspal dehiscences along the stent still require further analysis. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Based upon the previous analysis of an explanted valve after 7 years, a fresh commercial aortic valve was embedded in poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) and cut into slices to ensure the detailed observation of the assembly and material structures...
April 22, 2017: Morphologie: Bulletin de L'Association des Anatomistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441646/spontaneous-regression-of-possible-transcatheter-aortic-valve-thrombosis-without-additional-anticoagulant-two-year-follow-up
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Ryo Yanagisawa, Kentaro Hayashida, Masahiro Jinzaki, Keiichi Fukuda
An 84-year-old man with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis received transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Dual-antiplatelet therapy was continued for 6 months post TAVI, and aspirin alone was used thereafter. Four-dimensional multidetector computed tomography revealed a new hypoattenuated leaflet thickening (HALT) with reduced leaflet motion at 1 year, considered to indicate leaflet thrombosis. At the 2-year follow-up, leaflet mobility had improved, with spontaneous regression of HALT. This is the first report of confirmed spontaneous regression of possible transcatheter heart valve thrombosis and recovery of leaflet mobility without the need for additional anticoagulant...
May 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441641/low-volume-contrast-ct-angiography-via-pulmonary-artery-injection-for-measurement-of-aortic-annulus-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Vien T Truong, Joseph Choo, Luke McCoy, Adam Mussman, Stephanie Ambach, Dean Kereiakes, Ian Sarembock, Wojciech Mazur
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the feasibility and image quality of low-dose contrast computed tomography (CT) angiography with pulmonary artery (PA) protocol. BACKGROUND: Aortic stenosis is the most common valvular heart disease and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has evolved as an alternative method for surgical valve replacement in intermediate-risk and high-risk surgical patients. CT is essential for measurement of aortic annulus prior to TAVR. METHODS: Twenty patients underwent a low-dose contrast study with PA protocol and 20 patients underwent a traditional-dose study (traditional protocol)...
May 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441151/recent-clinical-trials-in-valvular-heart-disease
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Daniel Kiss, Saif Anwaruddin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: With widespread adoption of transcatheter aortic valve replacement, there has been a change in the approach to management of valvular heart disease. New interest has taken hold in transcatheter therapies for valvular heart disease, as well as research into pathophysiology and progression of disease. Additionally, several key trials have further refined our understanding of surgical management of valvular heart disease. This review will elucidate recent clinical trial data leading to changes in practice...
April 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439213/a-clinical-perspective-on-the-utility-of-alpha-1-antichymotrypsin-for-the-early-diagnosis-of-calcific-aortic-stenosis
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Tatiana Martin-Rojas, Laura Mourino-Alvarez, Felix Gil-Dones, Fernando de la Cuesta, Esther Rosello-Lleti, Carlos M Laborde, Miguel Rivera, Luis Fernando Lopez-Almodovar, Juan Antonio Lopez, Finn Akerstrom, Luis R Padial, Maria G Barderas
BACKGROUND: Calcific aortic stenosis (CAS) is the most common heart valve disease in the elderly, representing an important economic and social burden in developed countries. Currently, there is no way to predict either the onset or progression of CAS, emphasizing the need to identify useful biomarkers for this condition. METHODS: We performed a multi-proteomic analysis on different kinds of samples from CAS patients and healthy donors: tissue, secretome and plasma...
2017: Clinical Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438326/transapical-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-using-the-j-valve-system-a-1-year-follow-up-study
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Xiang Luo, Xu Wang, Xuan Li, Xin Wang, Fei Xu, Mingzheng Liu, Bing Yu, Fei Li, Minghui Tong, Wei Wang
OBJECTIVE: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation has become a routine procedure to treat screened inoperable or high-risk patients. In this study, we present the first outcome of echocardiographic midterm using a new second-generation transcatheter aortic valve implantation system, the J-Valve system (Jie Cheng Medical Technologies, Suzhou, China), in patients with aortic stenosis or aortic regurgitation. METHODS: From July 2014 to June 2015, 21 patients with isolated aortic valve disease at high risk for open surgery received transapical transcatheter aortic valve implantation using the J-Valve system...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437342/left-ventricular-mechanics-assessed-by-2-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-in-children-and-adolescents-with-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Shujuan Li, Junlin Yang, Ling Zhu, Yunquan Li, Huimin Peng, Yuese Lin, Xuandi Li, Zifang Huang, Huishen Wang
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review of data collected prospectively. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to assess the possible effects of idiopathic scoliosis on left ventricular (LV) myocardial performance in children and adolescent patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Spine anomaly may impair cardiorespiratory function. It has been confirmed that respiratory function decreased in patients with scoliosis. However, limited study of the effect of scoliosis on heart function has been published, and no assessment of myocardial deformation of these patients has been reported to our knowledge...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434910/the-composition-and-biomechanical-properties-of-human-cryopreserved-aortas-pulmonary-trunks-and-aortic-and-pulmonary-cusps
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Tereza Kubíková, Petra Kochová, Jan Brázdil, Jaroslav Špatenka, Jan Burkert, Milena Králíčková, Zbyněk Tonar
Human cryopreserved allografts of pulmonary and aortic heart valves, aortas and pulmonary trunks are used for valve replacement. However, it is unknown how the composition of these allografts relate to their mechanical properties. Our aims were to correlate the histological compositions and passive mechanical properties of aortic and pulmonary valves and to observe the microcracks of aortas and pulmonary trunks. The following parameters were quantified: ultimate stress; ultimate strain; Young's modulus of elasticity; valve cusp wall thickness; pulmonary and aortic intima-media thickness; area fraction of elastin, collagen and calcification; and length density of elastic fibres...
April 20, 2017: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434546/surgical-strategy-toward-biventricular-repair-for-severe-ebstein-anomaly-in-neonates-and-infancy
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Shu-Chien Huang, En-Ting Wu, Shyh-Jye Chen, Chi-Hsiang Huang, Jin-Chung Shih, Hen-Wen Chou, Chung-I Chang, Ing-Sh Chiu, Yih-Sharng Chen
BACKGROUND: Neonates with severe forms of Ebstein anomaly present a surgical challenge, and the Starnes operation as single ventricle palliation is highly advocated. Cone reconstruction for tricuspid valvuloplasty (TVP) has become a widely accepted technique, although very few cases of TVP have been reported in neonates. This report describes a surgical strategy for neonatal Ebstein anomaly, with an aim toward biventricular repair. METHODS: Since 2007, 7 neonates or young infants with severe Ebstein anomalies have received TVP at the National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan...
April 20, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433492/is-tavr-ready-for-the-global-aging-population
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REVIEW
Travis Bergmann, Partho P Sengupta, Jagat Narula
The emergence of the global pandemic of chronic diseases necessitates critical assessment of interventions that can be targeted at both the individual and population levels. Among cardiovascular diseases, the increasing prevalence of valvular heart diseases such as aortic stenosis parallels the rising burden of atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases. As an alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement, technological innovation has allowed development of minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)...
April 19, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433490/evaluating-health-of-emerging-economies-through-the-eyes-of-heart-valve-disease-in%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-transcatheter-era
#18
REVIEW
Sameer Arora, Cassandra J Ramm, Amol A Bahekar, John P Vavalle
China and India are the 2 fastest growing major world economies. However, they suffer from great differences in health policies, demographics, and rates of population growth. Whereas China has seen a steep decline in rheumatic heart disease (RHD) and a rise in life expectancy, India continues to suffer from a significant burden of RHD due to insufficient distribution of economic prosperity to health care, denser population, and ineffective application of World Health Organization RHD prevention guidelines. As China faces the burden of the world's largest geriatric population, focus has shifted to calcific aortic stenosis for which it prepares by expansions in the field of transcatheter aortic valve replacement...
April 19, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432156/epidemiology-of-valvular-heart-disease-in-a-swedish-nationwide-hospital-based-register-study
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Pontus Andell, Xinjun Li, Andreas Martinsson, Charlotte Andersson, Martin Stagmo, Bengt Zöller, Kristina Sundquist, J Gustav Smith
OBJECTIVE: Transitions in the spectrum of valvular heart diseases (VHDs) in developed countries over the 20th century have been reported from clinical case series, but large, contemporary population-based studies are lacking. METHODS: We used nationwide registers to identify all patients with a first diagnosis of VHD at Swedish hospitals between 2003 and 2010. Age-stratified and sex-stratified incidence of each VHD and adjusted comorbidity profiles were assessed...
April 21, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431721/intra-aortic-missile-after-gunshot-wound-to-chest-an-interesting-case-of-traumatic-cardiac-injury
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Charles D Fraser, Lee Goeddel, Nishant D Patel, Said C Azoury, Joshua C Grimm, Rosanne B Sheinberg, Christopher M Sciortino
Missile embolus to the heart, although uncommon, is one of the most challenging scenarios in trauma. We describe a 36-year-old man who presented with a gunshot wound to the left chest and a chest x-ray revealing a foreign body in the mediastinum. A median sternotomy was performed and an injury to the left ventricle was identified. After intraoperative echocardiography and fluoroscopy confirmed a foreign body in the aortic root, cardiopulmonary bypass was implemented. A bullet was retrieved from the noncoronary sinus of the aortic valve...
May 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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