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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645804/prognostic-impact-of-anemia-and-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-a-contemporary-cohort-of-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Tobias Rheude, Costanza Pellegrini, Jonathan Michel, Teresa Trenkwalder, N Patrick Mayr, Thorsten Kessler, Albert M Kasel, Heribert Schunkert, Adnan Kastrati, Christian Hengstenberg, Oliver Husser
INTRODUCTION: Anemia is frequent in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with a strong negative prognostic impact. The prevalence and prognosis of anemia and separately of iron-deficiency anemia in contemporary patients are unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: In total, 549 consecutive patients undergoing transfemoral TAVI were included in the single-center study. Baseline anemia was defined as a hemoglobin level <13g/dL in men and <12g/dL in women...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645796/preclinical-testing-of-frequency-tunable-capacitive-micromachined-ultrasonic-transducer-probe-prototypes
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Martin Pekař, Alexander F Kolen, Harm Belt, Frank van Heesch, Nenad Mihajlović, Imo E Hoefer, Tamas Szili-Török, Hendrik J Vos, Johan G Bosch, Gijs van Soest, Antonius F W van der Steen
In intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) it may be beneficial to generate ultrasound images acquired at multiple frequencies, having the possibility of high penetration or high-resolution imaging in a single device. The objective of the presented work is to test two frequency-tunable probe prototypes in a preclinical setting: a rigid probe having a diameter of 11 mm and a new flexible and steerable 12-Fr ICE catheter. Both probes feature a forward-looking 32-element capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer array (aperture of 2 × 2 mm(2)) operated in collapse mode, which allows for frequency tuning in the 6-MHz-18-MHz range...
June 20, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645469/transcatheter-mitral-valve-repair-with-mitraclip-for-symptomatic-functional-mitral-valve-regurgitation
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Rodrigo Mendirichaga, Vikas Singh, Vanessa Blumer, Manuel Rivera, Alex P Rodriguez, Mauricio G Cohen, William W O'Neill, Sammy Elmariah
Transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve repair (TMVr) with MitraClip has proved to be safe and effective for high-risk surgical patients with severe symptomatic degenerative mitral regurgitation. There is paucity of data regarding its use in functional mitral regurgitation (FMR). The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of MitraClip in patients with symptomatic moderate or severe FMR and a high surgical risk. Medical libraries were systematically searched for studies assessing the use of MitraClip for patients with symptomatic moderate or severe FMR and a high surgical risk...
May 30, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645241/long-term-outcome-after-right-ventricle-to-pulmonary-artery-conduit-surgery-and-reintervention
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Kristofer Skoglund, Gunnar Svensson, Ulf Thilén, Mikael Dellborg, Peter Eriksson
BACKGROUND: Reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract with a conduit is an established surgical procedure in congenital heart disease and reinterventions are common. OBJECTIVE: An increasing number of patients have a conduit, but there are few population-based studies of long-term outcomes after conduit surgery, reoperations, and transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement. METHODS: In April 2015, all adult patients with a conduit were identified in the Swedish National Registry for Congenital Heart Disease (SWEDCON)...
June 23, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644382/metal-ion-loaded-nanofibre-matrices-for-calcification-inhibition-in-polyurethane-implants
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Charanpreet Singh, Xungai Wang
Pathologic calcification leads to structural deterioration of implant materials via stiffening, stress cracking, and other structural disintegration mechanisms, and the effect can be critical for implants intended for long-term or permanent implantation. This study demonstrates the potential of using specific metal ions (MI)s for inhibiting pathological calcification in polyurethane (PU) implants. The hypothesis of using MIs as anti-calcification agents was based on the natural calcium-antagonist role of Mg(2+) ions in human body, and the anti-calcification effect of Fe(3+) ions in bio-prosthetic heart valves has previously been confirmed...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643891/direct-comparison-of-high-temporal-resolution-cine-mri-with-doppler-ultrasound-for-assessment-of-diastolic-dysfunction-in-mice
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Thomas A Roberts, Anthony N Price, Laurence H Jackson, Valerie Taylor, Anna L David, Mark F Lythgoe, Daniel J Stuckey
Diastolic dysfunction is a sensitive early indicator of heart failure and can provide additional data to conventional measures of systolic function. Transmitral Doppler ultrasound, which measures the one-dimensional flow of blood through the mitral valve, is currently the preferred method for the measurement of diastolic function, but the measurement of the left ventricular volume changes using high-temporal-resolution cinematic magnetic resonance imaging (CINE MRI) is an alternative approach which is emerging as a potentially more robust and user-independent technique...
June 23, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642994/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-assess-myocardial-fibrosis-in-valvular-heart-disease
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Tomaz Podlesnikar, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax
The left ventricular (LV) remodeling process associated with significant valvular heart disease (VHD) is characterized by an increase of myocardial interstitial space with deposition of collagen and loss of myofibers. These changes occur before LV systolic function deteriorates or the patient develops symptoms. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) permits assessment of reactive fibrosis, with the use of T1 mapping techniques, and replacement fibrosis, with the use of late gadolinium contrast enhancement...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642141/added-diagnostic-value-and-impact-on-antimicrobial-therapy-of-16s-rrna-pcr-and-amplicon-sequencing-on-resected-heart-valves-in-infective-endocarditis-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Bart Peeters, Paul Herijgers, Kurt Beuselinck, Jan Verhaegen, Willy E Peetermans, Marie-Christine Herregods, Stefanie Desmet, Katrien Lagrou
OBJECTIVES: For adequate management and therapy of infective endocarditis (IE), identification of the causative pathogen is crucial but currently molecular testing results are not included in diagnostic criteria. The added diagnostic value and impact on antimicrobial therapy of 16S rRNA PCR and Amplicon Sequencing (16S rRNA PCR) performed on excised heart valves from IE patients was evaluated alongside with the effect of pre-operative antibiotics on the performance of blood culture (BC), valve culture (VC) and 16S rRNA PCR...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640443/pathophysiology-of-aortic-stenosis-and-mitral-regurgitation
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Gianluca L Perrucci, Marco Zanobini, Paola Gripari, Paola Songia, Bayan Alshaikh, Elena Tremoli, Paolo Poggio
The global impact of the spectrum of valve diseases is a crucial, fast-growing, and underrecognized health problem. The most prevalent valve diseases, requiring surgical intervention, are represented by calcific and degenerative processes occurring in heart valves, in particular, aortic and mitral valve. Due to the increasing elderly population, these pathologies will gain weight in the global health burden. The two most common valve diseases are aortic valve stenosis (AVS) and mitral valve regurgitation (MR)...
June 18, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640394/in-scan-and-scan-rescan-assessment-of-lv-in-and-outflow-volumes-by-4d-flow-mri-versus-2d-planimetry
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Vivian P Kamphuis, Roel L F van der Palen, Patrick J H de Koning, Mohammed S M Elbaz, Rob J van der Geest, Albert de Roos, Arno A W Roest, Jos J M Westenberg
PURPOSE: To evaluate the in-scan and scan-rescan consistency of left ventricular (LV) in- and outflow assessment from 1) 2D planimetry; 2) 4D flow magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with retrospective valve tracking, and 3) 4D flow MRI with particle tracing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten healthy volunteers (age 27 ± 3 years) underwent multislice cine short-axis planimetry and whole-heart 4D flow MRI on a 3T MRI scanner twice with repositioning between the scans...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637595/a-one-year-mortality-clinical-prediction-rule-for-patients-with-heart-failure
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Antonio Escobar, Lidia García-Pérez, Gemma Navarro, Amaia Bilbao, Raul Quiros
AIMS: To create and validate a clinical prediction rule which is easy to manage, reproducible and that allows classifying patients admitted for heart failure according to their one-year mortality risk. METHODS: A prospective cohort study carried out with 2565 consecutive patients admitted with heart failure in 13 hospitals in Spain. The derivation cohort was made up of 1283 patients and 1282 formed the validation cohort. In the derivation cohort, we carried out a multivariate logistic model to predict one-year mortality...
June 18, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635190/characteristics-of-structured-physical-training-currently-provided-in-cardiac-patients-insights-from-the-exercise-training-in-cardiac-rehabilitation-etcr-italian-survey
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Marco Ambrosetti, Patrick Doherty, Pompilio Faggiano, Ugo Corrà, Carlo Vigorito, Dominique Hansen, Patrizio Sarto, Ana Abreu, Roberto F E Pedretti
BACKGROUND:   Uncertainty exists about current delivery levels of exercise training (ET) during Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) programmes. AIM OF THE STUDY: To evaluate ET modalities in the real world of CR facilities in Italy. METHODS: This was an observational survey of aggregate data, collected from CR facilities on a voluntary basis. Snapshots of a single working day at a local site were made, in terms of characteristics of patients and ET programmes delivered...
May 18, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634535/effectiveness-and-safety-of-daptomycin-in-patients-with-infective-endocarditis-undergoing-heart-valve-replacement-a-subgroup-analysis-from-real-world-data
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Achyut Guleri, Riccardo Utili, Pascal Dohmen, Kamal Hamed
BACKGROUND: European Cubicin(®) Outcomes Registry and Experience (EU-CORE) was a retrospective, non-interventional, multicenter registry that collected real-world clinical outcomes following daptomycin use for the treatment of Gram-positive infections. EU-CORE data from patients with infective endocarditis (IE) who underwent heart valve replacement were analysed. METHODS: Clinical outcomes were assessed as success (cured or improved), failure, or non-evaluable...
March 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634521/a-review-of-echocardiograms-in-hypertensive-patients-greater-than-60-years-in-a-community-based-family-medicine-program
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Shideh Doroudi, Michael D DeLisi, Vincent A DeBari
Background: Heart disease as a result of Hypertension is known to occur. Anatomical and functional changes of the heart can easily be detected by echocardiography, which is a safe and readily available study. Objectives: The aims of this study were to evaluate the prevalence of common echocardiographic changes in chronic hypertensive patients and to compare these changes in male and female populations. Design/methods: The study was a community-based cross-sectional study, on 227 hypertensive patients, 60 years and older, seen in St...
January 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633398/a-novel-system-for-the-treatment-of-aortic-annular-dilation-an-ex-vivo-investigation
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Pallav Shah, Claudia Romagnoni, Michal Jaworek, Federico Lucherini, Monica Contino, Alan Menkis, Guido Gelpi, Gianfranco B Fiore, Carlo Antona, Riccardo Vismara
OBJECTIVES: The main reason for aortic repair failures is recurrent annular dilatation. The fibrous portion of left ventricular outflow tract dilates. A novel device was designed to tackle this problem. METHODS: The device consists of an internal ring applied at the aortic annulus plus an external flexible band at the level of the aortic root. The internal ring has a semi-rigid portion (40%, placed at ventriculo-arterial junction) and a flexible portion to allow it to conform along the curves of the non-coronary/right coronary leaflet and right coronary/left coronary leaflet commissures...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633375/final-5-year-clinical-and-echocardiographic-results-for-treatment-of-severe-aortic-stenosis-with-a-self-expanding-bioprosthesis-from-the-advance-study
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Ulrich Gerckens, Corrado Tamburino, Sabine Bleiziffer, Johan Bosmans, Peter Wenaweser, Stephen Brecker, Jia Guo, Axel Linke
Aims: The ADVANCE study was designed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with a self-expanding bioprosthesis in real-world patients with symptomatic, severe aortic stenosis at high surgical risk for valve replacement. Methods and results: Study participants were enrolled from 44 experienced centres in 12 countries. Patient eligibility, treatment approach, and choice of anaesthesia were determined by the local Heart Team...
June 13, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633270/surgical-correction-for-a-neonate-with-ebstein-s-anomaly-associated-with-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Ling-Yi Wei, Jin-Chung Shih, En-Ting Wu, Shyh-Jye Chen, Yih-Sharng Chen, Shu-Chien Huang
Ebstein's anomaly in combination with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is rare. We report a male infant with these combined anomalies who presented with severe cyanosis, heart failure, and respiratory distress after birth. Biventricular repair was successfully performed with 1-stage correction of his ventricular septal defect (VSD), right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) obstruction, and tricuspid regurgitation. The downward displaced tricuspid valve was also restored to the normal annulus position. The infant recovered well...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633268/surgical-interventional-hybrid-concept-in-a-newborn-with-borderline-left-heart
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Stefan Rupp, Josef Thul, Kerstin Gummel, Markus Khalil, Hakan Akintuerk, Dietmar Schranz
Through a series of complex surgical and interventional procedures including downsizing of an unrestricted atrial septal defect, aortic arch reconstruction, pulmonary artery banding, reversed Potts shunt, and Melody valve in a mitral position, biventricular conversion was successfully achieved in a patient with a distinct borderline left ventricle. By use of these interventional steps, flow-mediated and load-mediated growth of a small left ventricle was observed, highlighting the plasticity of hearts in growing children...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633265/again-two-melodies-in-concert-transcatheter-double-valve-replacement-in-hedinger-syndrome
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Roberta De Rosa, Dietmar Schranz, Andreas M Zeiher, Stephan Fichtlscherer
Transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation is established as a valuable option to reconstruct failing right ventricular outflow tract function. Percutaneous tricuspid valve-in-valve or valve-in-ring reconstruction is even applied with increasing acceptance. A 46-year-old woman with a diagnosis of carcinoid-dependent right heart failure underwent surgical bioprosthetic tricuspid and pulmonary valve replacement. Almost 1 year later, she presented again with markedly dilatated and reduced right heart function caused by degeneration of both biologic valves...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633263/structural-valve-deterioration-of-a-subcoronary-implanted-stentless-bioprosthesis-how-to-treat
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Eva Karolina Harmel, Lenard Conradi, Ulrich Schäfer, Florian Deuschl, Niklas Schofer, Stefan Blankenberg, Hermann Reichenspurner, Evaldas Girdauskas
We present a case of transcatheter valve-in-valve replacement performed because of structural valve deterioration of a subcoronary implanted stentless aortic bioprosthesis. A 23-mm self-expandable transcatheter heart valve (THV) with supraannular seating was chosen. The procedure was performed with the patient under conscious sedation. After anchoring and partial valve deployment, the patient experienced an acute onset of angina. The angiogram showed left main coronary artery obstruction. Prompt resheathing and retrieval of the THV was performed, and the procedure was aborted...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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