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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229822/myocardial-performance-index-in-active-and-inactive-paediatric-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Anant Khositseth, Wasana Prangwatanagul, Kanchana Tangnararatchakit, Soamarat Vilaiyuk, Nantawan Su-Angka
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate cardiac structure and function in paediatric SLE patients without clinical evidence of cardiovascular disease in active and inactive diseases. METHODS: Patients aged ≤20 years who fulfilled the diagnostic criteria of active SLE underwent transthoracic echocardiography to evaluate cardiac structure and function, and were then followed up echocardiographically every 3-4 months until SLE disease was inactive. Patients with heart failure, myocarditis, pericarditis, endocarditis, coronary artery disease, or abnormal structural heart disease were excluded...
February 3, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214763/emergency-valve-surgery-for-infective-endocarditis-complicated-by-acute-intracranial-hemorrhage-a-case-report
#2
Takasumi Goto, Toshihiro Ohata, Takayuki Shijo, Daisuke Yoshioka, Mitsunori Kaneko
INTRODUCTION: Optimal timing of surgical treatment for infective endocarditis (IE) complicated by intracranial hemorrhage remains controversial. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 43-year-old man with IE received appropriate antibiotic therapy but had recurrence of cerebral infarction and intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). Emergency valve surgery was performed 2days after ICH onset because of heart failure and recurrence of cerebral complications. Postoperatively, he showed no neurologic symptoms; neuroimaging showed no enlargement of ICH...
February 11, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209176/infective-endocarditis-causing-mitral-valve-stenosis-a-rare-but-deadly-complication-a-case-report
#3
Michael A Hart, Gautam R Shroff
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis rarely causes mitral valve stenosis. When present, it has the potential to cause severe hemodynamic decompensation and death. There are only 15 reported cases in the literature of mitral prosthetic valve bacterial endocarditis causing stenosis by obstruction. This case is even more unusual due to the mechanism by which functional mitral stenosis occurred. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 23-year-old white woman with a history of intravenous drug abuse who presented with acute heart failure...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197281/prediction-of-symptomatic-embolism-in-filipinos-with-infective-endocarditis-using-the-embolic-risk-french-calculator
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Jaime Alfonso M Aherrera, Maria Teresa B Abola, Maria Margarita O Balabagno, Lauro L Abrahan, Jose Donato A Magno, Paul Ferdinand M Reganit, Felix Eduardo R Punzalan
BACKGROUND: Cardioembolic events are life-threatening complications of infective endocarditis (IE). The embolic risk French calculator estimates the embolic risk in IE computed on admission. Variables in this tool include age, diabetes, atrial fibrillation, prior embolism, vegetation length, and Staphylococcus aureus on culture. A computed risk of > 7% was considered high in the development of this tool. Knowledge of this risk applied in our local setting is important to guide clinicians in preventing such catastrophic complications...
August 2016: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183793/clinical-information-has-low-sensitivity-for-postmortem-diagnosis-of-heart-valve-disease
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Sean Coffey, Andrew R Harper, Benjamin J Cairns, Ian Sd Roberts, Bernard D Prendergast
BACKGROUND: Accuracy of routinely collected information concerning cause of death is essential for public health and health systems planning. Since clinical examination has relatively low sensitivity for detection of valvular heart disease (VHD), mortality data based on clinical information alone might routinely underestimate the number of deaths due to VHD. METHODS: We compared autopsy findings against premortem clinical information for 8198 consecutive adult postmortems (mean age 69...
February 9, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174055/transcatheter-jenavalve-implantation-in-a-stentless-prosthesis-a-challenging-case-after-4-previous-aortic-procedures
#6
Sandro Sponga, Enzo Mazzaro, Rodrigo Bagur, Ugolino Livi
A 40-year-old man underwent 4 aortic surgeries because of endocarditis and subsequent prosthesis dehiscence. At the last recurrence he presented with acute severe aortic regurgitation of a Pericarbon Freedom (LivaNova plc, London, UK) stentless bioprosthesis and a morphologically disarranged aortic root. He also presented with left ventricular dysfunction and a very low origin of the left coronary artery. Therefore, a fifth redo aortic valve replacement was considered at high surgical risk. Accordingly, before listing the patient for a heart transplantation, a transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation with the JenaValve (JenaValve Technology, GmbH, Munich, Germany) prosthesis was performed...
November 11, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171828/leukocytoclastic-vasculitis-associated-with-endocarditis-in-a-patient-with-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-and-mechanical-valve-replacement
#7
Christian Riehle, Gesine M Scharf, Jan-Thorben Sieweke, Florian Zauner, Ulrike Flierl, Jens Treptau, Christos Zormpas, Jana Senf, Nicholas S McCarty, Johann Bauersachs, Daniel G Sedding, Mechthild Westhoff-Bleck
Immunological vascular phenomena can be the initial manifestation of bacterial infection and endocarditis. Here, we report a rare case of leukocytoclastic vasculitis without immune complexes or cryoglobulinemia in a patient with infective endocarditis, congenital heart disease, and a prior mechanical valve replacement. The patient completely recovered following antibiotic therapy, and skin lesions disappeared without immune suppression, which suggested infection-mediated vasculitis. While the treatment of leukocytoclastic vasculitis typically involves immunosuppressive therapy, the treatment for infection-mediated vasculitis is eradication of the infection...
January 24, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163423/mechanism-of-valve-failure-and-efficacy-of-reintervention-through-catheterization-in-patients-with-bioprosthetic-valves-in-the-pulmonary-position
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Ryan Callahan, Lisa Bergersen, Christopher W Baird, Diego Porras, Jesse J Esch, James E Lock, Audrey C Marshall
BACKGROUND: Surgical and transcatheter bioprosthetic valves (BPVs) in the pulmonary position in patients with congenital heart disease may ultimately fail and undergo transcatheter reintervention. Angiographic assessment of the mechanism of BPV failure has not been previously described. AIMS: The aim of this study was to determine the mode of BPV failure (stenosis/regurgitation) requiring transcatheter reintervention and to describe the angiographic characteristics of the failed BPVs and report the types and efficacy of reinterventions...
January 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153625/ruptured-mycotic-aneurysm-and-cerebral-vasospasm-in-the-setting-of-endocarditis-and-heart-failure-requiring-cardiothoracic-surgery-case-report-and-review
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Chih-Ta Lin, Bruce Tranmer, Susan Durham, David Johnson, Mark Hamlin, R Morton Bolman
BACKGROUND: Ruptured mycotic aneurysm in the setting of cardiac failure and cerebral vasospasm presents unique management challenges. CASE DESCRIPTION: The authors describe a case of a ruptured mycotic aneurysm with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), cerebral vasospasm, and endocarditis with heart failure who successfully underwent craniotomy, neuro-endovascular treatments, and cardiopulmonary bypass for mitral valve replacement while in cerebral vasospasm. This case highlights the clinical management strategies of a patient with a ruptured mycotic aneurysm, SAH, cerebral vasospasm, endocarditis, and heart failure...
January 30, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152491/aggregatibacter-aphrophilus-infective-endocarditis-confirmed-by-broad-range-pcr-diagnosis-a-case-report
#10
Koji Hirano, Toshiya Tokui, Masahiro Inagaki, Taro Fujii, Yasumi Maze, Hirokazu Toyoshima
INTRODUCTION: Aggregatibacter aphrophilus is a rare cause of infective endocarditis. This pathogen is difficult to identify with common culture methods, which can lead to incorrect diagnosis and treatment. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 72-year-old woman was admitted to a community hospital with a persistent high fever and deteriorating renal function. Based on negative blood culture and positive serum proteinase 3 anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (PR3-ANCA), acute renal failure associated with ANCA-rerated vasculitis was initially suspected...
January 19, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149706/evaluation-of-epidemiological-clinical-and-microbiological-features-of-definite-infective-endocarditis
#11
Reza Faraji, Mostafa Behjati-Ardakani, Seyed Mohammad Moshtaghioun, Seyed Mehdi Kalantar, Seyedeh Mahdieh Namayandeh, Mohammadhossien Soltani, Hengameh Zandi, Ali Dehghani Firoozabadi, Neda Tavakkoli Banizi, Foroozandeh Qasemi Kahtooie, Mehdi Banaei, Mohammadtaghi Sarebanhassanabadi
Background: Infective endocarditis (IE) is a microbial infection of heart valves and its endothelial lining which is considered as a life-threatening disorder. This study evaluated the epidemiological, clinical, and microbiological features of IE at the Cardiovascular Research Center in Yazd, Iran. Methods: The cross-sectional study was conducted on 20 patients diagnosed with definite IE on the basis of Duke's criteria hospitalized for one year in the Cardiovascular Research Center in Yazd, Iran, from January 2015 to December 2015...
2017: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146195/-infective-endocarditis-by-abiotrophia-defectiva-diagnosed-by-mass-spectrometry-maldi-tof-ms-in-argentina
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Flavo Lipari, Matías Martínez, Daniela Hernández, María Laborie, Juan P Caeiro
We report the case of a 63-year-old woman with congestive heart failure due to a bicuspid aortic valve and severe aortic stenosis. The patient had a febrile syndrome with positive blood cultures for Abiotrophia defectiva, Transesophageal echocardiogram revealed the presence of paravalvular abscess, which was treated by a successful valve replacement. The patient received appropriate antibiotic therapy with intravenous vancomycin, leading to a successful response. The use of MALDI-TOF MS as a rapid and specific method for the microbiological diagnosis is discussed in the following report...
December 2016: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145876/novel-use-of-mitraclip-for-severe-mitral-regurgitation-due-to-infective-endocarditis
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Pranav Chandrashekar, Erin A Fender, Mohammed A Al-Hijji, Krishnaswamy Chandrasekaran, Charanjit S Rihal, Mackram F Eleid, Nandan S Anavekar
A 75-year-old man presented with infective endocarditis. Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) revealed mild-moderate mitral regurgitation (MR). After 4 weeks of antibiotics, he presented with New York Heart Association class III dyspnea. Repeat TEE demonstrated severe MR. After consultation with Infectious Diseases, it was determined the infection risk was low and transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) was offered. Deployment of two MitraClip devices (Abbott Vascular) resulted in symptom relief. This case demonstrates a potential role of TMVR in treating acute severe MR due to endocarditis...
February 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143800/right-ventricular-outflow-tract-endocarditis-caused-by-brucellosis
#14
Feridoun Sabzi, Aghighe Heidari, Reza Faraji
Right-ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) endocarditis is a very rare presentation of right-sided infective endocarditis (RSIE) by brucellosis. RSIE occurs most commonly in immune-suppressed cases and illicit drug abuser. The patients with RSIE and an incompetent immune system usually have a prosthetic foreign body in blood circulation such as catheter, pacemakers, or central venous lines and may be accompanied with tricuspid or pulmonary valve dysfunction. The most common site for RSIE is the tricuspid valve...
January 29, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117248/characteristics-aetiological-spectrum-and-management-of-valvular-heart-disease-in-a-tunisian-cardiovascular-centre
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Faten Triki, Jihen Jdidi, Dorra Abid, Nada Tabbabi, Selma Charfeddine, Sahar Ben Kahla, Mourad Hentati, Leila Abid, Samir Kammoun
BACKGROUND: Valvular heart diseases occur frequently in Tunisia, but no precise statistics are available. AIM: To analyse the characteristics of patients with abnormal valvular structure and function, and to identify the aetiological spectrum, treatment and outcomes of valvular heart disease in a single cardiovascular centre in Tunisia. METHODS: This retrospective study included patients with abnormal valvular structure and function, who were screened by transthoracic echocardiography at a single cardiology department between January 2010 and December 2013...
January 20, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102784/model-systems-for-the-study-of-enterococcal-colonization-and-infection
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H M Sharon Goh, M H Adeline Yong, Kelvin Kian Long Chong, Kimberly A Kline
Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium are common inhabitants of the human gastrointestinal tract, as well as frequent opportunistic pathogens. Enterococci cause a range of infections including, most frequently, infections of the urinary tract, catheterized urinary tract, bloodstream, wounds and surgical sites, and heart valves in endocarditis. Enterococcal infections are often biofilm-associated, polymicrobial in nature, and resistant to antibiotics of last resort. Understanding Enterococcal mechanisms of colonization and pathogenesis are important for identifying new ways to manage and intervene with these infections...
January 19, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100971/tricuspid-valve-replacement-in-an-hiv-infected-patient-with-severe-tricuspid-regurgitation-secondary-to-remote-endocarditis
#17
Merle Myerson, Ehrin J Armstrong, Eduard Poltavskiy, Jose Fefer, Heejung Bang
Surgical intervention for severe tricuspid regurgitation secondary to remote infective endocarditis has been infrequent, especially in patients also infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). We describe the case of a 62-year-old HIV-positive man, with a 24-year history of endocarditis caused by intravenous heroin use, who presented with severe tricuspid regurgitation. The patient was initially asymptomatic, was taking antiretroviral medications, and had a satisfactory CD4 count and an undetectable viral load, so we decided to manage the regurgitation conservatively...
December 2016: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076624/quadricuspid-aortic-valve-a-comprehensive-review
#18
Shi-Min Yuan
Quadricuspid aortic valve (QAV) is a rare congenital heart disease. The functional status of QAV is predominantly a pure aortic regurgitation. Clinical manifestations of patients with a QAV depend on the functional status of the QAV and the associated disorders. Significant valvular regurgitation and (or) stenosis is often present with subsequent operation performed at the fifth to sixth decade of life. The functional status of QAV is predominantly regurgitant; whereas pure stenotic QAV can be as few as in only 0...
November 2016: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065906/incidence-risk-factors-and-predictors-of-infective-endocarditis-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease-focus-on-the-use-of-prosthetic-material
#19
Joey M Kuijpers, Dave R Koolbergen, Maarten Groenink, Kathinka C H Peels, Constant L A Reichert, Marco C Post, Hans A Bosker, Elly M C J Wajon, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Barbara J M Mulder, Berto J Bouma
AIMS: Adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) predisposes to infective endocarditis (IE). Surgical advancements have changed the ACHD population, whereas associated prosthetic material may constitute additional IE targets. We aimed to prospectively determine contemporary incidence, risk factors, and predictors of IE in a nationwide ACHD cohort, focusing on the presence of prosthetics. METHODS AND RESULTS: We identified 14 224 patients prospectively followed in the CONCOR ACHD registry (50...
January 8, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054901/libman-sacks-endocarditis-with-unusual-large-size-vegetation-involving-the-mitral-valve
#20
Amjad Bani Hani, Mahmoud Abu-Abeeleh, Murad M Al Kharabsheh, Lubaba Qabba'ah
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune hypercoagulable disorder characterized by thrombophilia, vascular thrombosis, and recurrent abortions associated with persistent antiphospholipid antibodies. APS may exist in its primary form, or more commonly is found to be associated with variety of rheumatic disorders, such as systemic lupus erythematosus. Cardiac involvement is not an uncommon complication in primary antiphospholipid patients. Libman-Sacks lesions are typically small, sessile, and wart-like, varying in size from 1-4 mm...
21, 2016: Heart Surgery Forum
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