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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648025/-comparison-of-aortic-valve-dysfunction-and-ascending-aorta-dimension-between-patients-with-different-bicuspid-aortic-valve-morphology
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X S Ren, Y T Yu, K Liu, Z H Hou, Y Gao, W H Yin, B Lyu
Objective: To compare the characteristics of aortic valve dysfunction and ascending aorta dimension in patients with different bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) morphology. Methods: A total of 197 patients who underwent aortic valve replacement between April 2014 and March 2015 and were diagnosed with BAV by pathology were included, and their clinical data were retrospectively analyzed. Patients were divided into raphe(+) group(109 cases) and raphe(-) group(88 cases) according to the presence or absence of raphe, and L-R group(fusion of left and right cusp, 125 cases) and L/R-N group(fusion of left or right and noncoronary cusp, 72 cases) according to fusion type of the cusps...
June 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646501/progressive-aortic-root-dilatation-in-pediatric-heart-transplant-recipients
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Shagun Sachdeva, Liyun Zhang, Pippa Simpson, Peter C Frommelt
BACKGROUND: To determine prevalence, clinical implication, and risk factors for aortic root dilation (ARD) in pediatric heart transplant recipients. METHODS: Serial echocardiograms were reviewed in all pediatric heart transplant recipients from 1999 to 2014 to assess maximal systolic diameter at the aortic annulus, aortic sinus, aortic sino-tubular (ST) junction, and ascending aorta. ARD was defined by a sinus/annulus ratio >1.56, ST junction/annulus ratio >1...
June 23, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646121/at1-receptor-blockade-attenuates-outward-aortic-remodeling-associated-with-diet-induced-obesity-in-mice
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Friedrich Krueger, Kai Kappert, Anna Foryst-Ludwig, Frederike Kramer, Markus Clemenz, Aleksandra Grzesiak, Manuela Sommerfeld, Jan Paul Bernhard Frese, Andreas Greiner, Ulrich Kintscher, Thomas Unger, Elena Kaschina
The renin-angiotensin-system and obesity have been implicated in vascular outward remodeling, including aneurysms, but the precise mechanisms are yet not understood. We investigated the effect of the angiotensin AT1-receptor antagonist telmisartan on aortic outward remodeling in a diet-induced obesity-model in mice. C57/Black6J mice were fed with either a low-fat diet (LFD), or a high-fat diet (HFD) for 14 weeks. One group of HFD-mice was additionally exposed to telmisartan (3mg/kg/d) for the last 4 weeks. HFD led to aortic outward remodeling, characterized by increased proteolysis, along with structural changes, such as fragmentation of elastic fibres, and decreased elastin content...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629660/characterization-and-risk-factors-for-aortic-dilatation-in-pediatric-patients-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve
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Anna Sabaté-Rotés, Laura Sabidó Sanchez, Ferran Gran Ipiña, Dimpna Albert Brotons, Raúl F Abella, Ferran Rosés Noguer
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Dilatation of the ascending aorta associated with bicuspid aortic valve is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in adults. The main objective was to recognize the aortic involvement in children, its characteristics and risk factors. METHODS: Aortic measures of all pediatric patients with bicuspid aortic valve followed in a tertiary pediatric hospital between 1997 and 2015 were retrospectively taken. Patients with syndromes associated with aortic dilatation were excluded (n=17)...
June 16, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625795/-right-side-aortic-arch-with-aberrant-left-subclavian-artery-and-kommerell-s-diverticulum-a-cause-of-vascular-ring
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Tania Tamayo-Espinosa, Julio Erdmenger-Orellana, Rosario Becerra-Becerra, Norma Balderrabano-Saucedo, Begoña Segura-Standford
The right-side aortic arch may be associated with aberrant left subclavian artery, in some cases this artery originates from an aneurismal dilatation of the aorta called Kommerell diverticulum. We report 2 cases of vascular ring formed by a right-side aortic arch, anomalous left subclavian artery, Kommerell's diverticulum and left patent ductus arteriosus.
June 15, 2017: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623496/association-between-flow-skewness-and-aortic-dilatation-in-patients-with-aortic-stenosis
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Hojin Ha, Hyun Jung Koo, June Goo Lee, Guk Bae Kim, Jihoon Kweon, Sang Joon Lee, Joon Won Kang, Tae Hwan Lim, Dae Hee Kim, Jong Min Song, Duk Hyun Kang, Jae Kwan Song, Young Hak Kim, Namkug Kim, Dong Hyun Yang
We investigated association between hemodynamic characteristics and aortic dilatation in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS). Eighty patients with severe AS (mean age, 67.2 ± 12.5 years) who underwent multi-detector computed tomography and phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging at the ascending aorta were retrospectively analyzed. Patients with an ascending aorta diameter >4 cm had a significantly higher forward flow rate at systole (28.5 ± 6.0 vs. 36.2 ± 8.6 L min, P < 0...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620320/abnormal-haemodynamic-flow-patterns-in-bicuspid-pulmonary-valve-disease
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Malenka M Bissell, Margaret Loudon, Stefan Neubauer, Saul G Myerson
Abnormal flow patterns in the aortas of those with bicuspid aortic valves (BAVs) are increasingly recognized as important in the pathogenesis of aortic dilatation but pulmonary flow patterns in bicuspid pulmonary valves have not been studied. Bicuspid pulmonary valve disease is rare and a small numbers of case reports describe concomitant pulmonary artery dilation similar to the dilation of the ascending aorta, which is often seen in BAVs disease. We examined three cases of bicuspid pulmonary valve disease, 10 healthy volunteers and 10 patients with BAV disease but a tricuspid pulmonary valve...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620160/small-diameter-hybrid-vascular-grafts-composed-of-polycaprolactone-and-polydioxanone-fibers
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Yiwa Pan, Xin Zhou, Yongzhen Wei, Qiuying Zhang, Ting Wang, Meifeng Zhu, Wen Li, Rui Huang, Ruming Liu, Jingrui Chen, Guanwei Fan, Kai Wang, Deling Kong, Qiang Zhao
Electrospun polycaprolactone (PCL) vascular grafts showed good mechanical properties and patency. However, the slow degradation of PCL limited vascular regeneration in the graft. Polydioxanone (PDS) is a biodegradable polymer with high mechanical strength and moderate degradation rate in vivo. In this study, a small-diameter hybrid vascular graft was prepared by co-electrospinning PCL and PDS fibers. The incorporation of PDS improves mechanical properties, hydrophilicity of the hybrid grafts compared to PCL grafts...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616345/wrapping-of-the-ascending-aorta-revisited-is-there-any-role-left-for-conservative-treatment-of-ascending-aortic-aneurysm
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José María González-Santos, María Elena Arnáiz-García
Dilatation of the ascending aorta (AA) is a common finding in patients with aortic valve disease. The clinical practice guidelines recommend replacing the AA whenever the diameter exceeds 45 mm. However, no consensus has been reached regarding the approach when the aorta is only moderately dilated. Although the risk in aorta replacement is generally low, it may be higher when associated with other complex surgical procedures or it is carried out in elderly patients or patients with significant comorbidity. This would justify the use of alternative surgical techniques, which reduce surgical risk and guarantee a durable correction of the aortic pathology...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612909/implantation-of-stents-for-postsurgical-recoarctation-of-the-aorta-in-adolescents-and-adults
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Sylwia Sulik-Gajda, Roland Fiszer, Jacek Białkowski, Beata Chodór, Szymon Pawlak, Małgorzata Szkutnik
BACKGROUND: Results of stent implantation (SI) of postsurgical recoarctation of the aorta (ReCoA) are not frequently published. AIM: This study sought to retrospectively evaluate results of SI in ReCoA in older children and adults. METHODS: Twenty-eight SI were performed on 26 ReCoA patients with a median age of 23(10-65) years. Dependent upon availability, the following stents were applied -Palmaz, Cheatham Platinum (CP), Andrastents XL/XXL(AS), Covered CP (CVCP) stents and selfexpanding stents (Smart)...
June 14, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611124/endothelial-senescence-contributes-to-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-in-an-aging-mouse-model
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Andreas B Gevaert, Hadis Shakeri, Arthur J Leloup, Cor E Van Hove, Guido R Y De Meyer, Christiaan J Vrints, Katrien Lemmens, Emeline M Van Craenenbroeck
BACKGROUND: Because of global aging, the prevalence of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) continues to rise. Although HFpEF pathophysiology remains incompletely understood, endothelial inflammation is stated to play a central role. Cellular senescence is a process of cellular growth arrest linked with aging and inflammation. We used mice with accelerated aging to investigate the role of cellular senescence in HFpEF development. METHODS AND RESULTS: Senescence-accelerated mice (SAM, n=18) and control mice with normal senescence (n=15) were fed normal chow or a high-fat, high-salt diet (WD)...
June 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611119/turbulent-kinetic-energy-assessed-by-multipoint-4-dimensional-flow-magnetic-resonance-imaging-provides-additional-information-relative-to-echocardiography-for-the-determination-of-aortic-stenosis-severity
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Christian Binter, Alexander Gotschy, Simon H Sündermann, Michelle Frank, Felix C Tanner, Thomas F Lüscher, Robert Manka, Sebastian Kozerke
BACKGROUND: Turbulent kinetic energy (TKE), assessed by 4-dimensional (4D) flow magnetic resonance imaging, is a measure of energy loss in disturbed flow as it occurs, for instance, in aortic stenosis (AS). This work investigates the additional information provided by quantifying TKE for the assessment of AS severity in comparison to clinical echocardiographic measures. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty-one patients with AS (67±15 years, 20 female) and 10 healthy age-matched controls (69±5 years, 5 female) were prospectively enrolled to undergo multipoint 4D flow magnetic resonance imaging...
June 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606654/management-of-marfan-syndrome-during-pregnancy-a-real-world-experience-from-a-joint-cardiac-obstetric-service
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Joanna C E-S Lim, Matthew Cauldwell, Roshni R Patel, Anselm Uebing, Ruth A Curry, Mark R Johnson, Michael A Gatzoulis, Lorna Swan
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy in Marfan Syndrome (MFS) is associated with increased maternal risk of cardiovascular events. Given the maternal and genetic risks, pre-conception counselling is essential to facilitate informed choices. Multidisciplinary antenatal care with regular imaging is mandatory and best delivered through a Joint Cardiac Obstetric Service (JCOS). The aim of this study was to compare the care delivered in a JCOS against recognised international standards (European Society of Cardiology (ESC))...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599977/fate-of-remnant-sinuses-of-valsalva-in-patients-with-bicuspid-and-trileaflet-valves-undergoing-aortic-valve-ascending-aorta-and-aortic-arch-replacement
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Rita Karianna Milewski, Andreas Habertheuer, Joseph E Bavaria, Mary Siki, Wilson Y Szeto, Eric Krause, Varun Korutla, Nimesh D Desai, Prashanth Vallabhajosyula
OBJECTIVE: In patients presenting with aortic valvulopathy with concomitant ascending aortic aneurysm, surgical management of the sinus of Valsalva segment remains undefined, especially for moderately dilated aortic roots. In patients with this pathology undergoing aortic valve replacement with supracoronary ascending aorta replacement, we assessed the fate of the remnant preserved sinus of Valsalva segment stratified by aortic valve morphology and pathology. METHODS: From 2002 to 2015, 428 patients underwent elective aortic valve replacement with supracoronary ascending aorta replacement...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596957/heterogeneous-vascular-bed-responses-to-pulmonary-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticle-exposure
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Alaeddin B Abukabda, Phoebe A Stapleton, Carroll R McBride, Jinghai Yi, Timothy R Nurkiewicz
A growing body of research links engineered nanomaterial (ENM) exposure to adverse cardiovascular endpoints. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of ENM exposure on vascular reactivity in discrete segments so that we may determine the most sensitive levels of the vasculature where these negative cardiovascular effects are manifest. We hypothesized that acute nano-TiO2 exposure differentially affects reactivity with a more robust impairment in the microcirculation. Sprague-Dawley rats (8-10 weeks) were exposed to nano-TiO2via intratracheal instillation (20, 100, or 200 µg suspended per 250 µL of vehicle) 24 h prior to vascular assessments...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592593/aortic-cross-sectional-area-height-ratio-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve-and-a-dilated-ascending-aorta
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Ahmad Masri, Vidyasagar Kalahasti, Lars G Svensson, Alaa Alashi, Paul Schoenhagen, Eric E Roselli, Douglas R Johnston, L Leonardo Rodriguez, Brian P Griffin, Milind Y Desai
BACKGROUND: In patients with bicuspid aortic valve and dilated proximal ascending aorta, we sought to assess (1) factors associated with increased longer-term cardiovascular mortality and (2) incremental prognostic use of indexing aortic root to patient height. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 969 consecutive bicuspid aortic valve patients (50±13 years; 87% men) with proximal aorta ≥4 cm, who also had a gated contrast-enhanced thoracic computed tomography or magnetic resonance angiography...
June 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587739/aortic-valve-pathology-as-a-predictive-factor-for-acute-aortic-dissection
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Denis Berdajs, Selim Mosbahi, Enrico Ferrari, Dominique Charbonnier, Ludwig K von Segesser
BACKGROUND: In this study, the effect of aortic valve (AV) pathology on local hemodynamic conditions was evaluated as a potential trigger for the onset of acute type A and B aortic dissection. METHODS: A time- and pressure-related four-dimensional (4-D) computed fluid dynamic model of the aorta was established. In an experimental setup, AV stenosis and AV insufficiency were created. 4-D pressure-related geometry of the aortic root (AR) with valve insufficiency and valve stenosis were determined by high-fidelity (200 Hz) microsonometric crystals...
June 3, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582524/acute-non-a-non-b-aortic-dissection-incidence-treatment-and-outcome
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Bartosz Rylski, Marta Pérez, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Diana Reser, Fabian A Kari, Matthias Siepe, Martin Czerny
OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to report outcome of patients with acute non-A non-B aortic dissection involving the aortic arch but not the ascending aorta. METHODS: Dissection extension and entry location were analysed in patients with acute aortic dissection admitted between 2001 and 2016 at a tertiary centre. Non-A non-B dissection was classified as descending-entry type with entry distal to the left subclavian artery and dissection extending into the aortic arch, and arch-entry type with entry between the innominate and left subclavian arteries...
June 3, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582477/gingival-fibroblasts-protect-against-experimental-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-development-and-rupture-through-timp-1-production
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Andreas Giraud, Lynda Zeboudj, Marie Vandestienne, Jérémie Joffre, Bruno Esposito, Stéphane Potteaux, José Vilar, Daniela Cabuzu, Johannes Kluwe, Sylvie Seguier, Alain Tedgui, Ziad Mallat, Antoine Lafont, Hafid Ait-Oufella
Aims.: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), frequently diagnosed in old patients, is characterized by chronic inflammation, vascular cell apoptosis and metalloproteinase-mediated extracellular matrix destruction. Despite improvement in the understanding of the pathophysiology of aortic aneurysm, no pharmacological treatment is yet available to limit dilatation and/or rupture. We previously reported that human gingival fibroblasts (GFs) can reduce carotid artery dilatation in a rabbit model of elastase-induced aneurysm...
June 5, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574051/-stagewise-hybrid-method-of-treating-a-patient-with-connective-tissue-dysplasia-aortic-aneurysm-and-distal-dissection
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É R Charchian, A A Skvortsov, D A Chakal, Z R Khachatrian
Presented herein is a clinical case report concerning the use of a hybrid technique in stagewise surgical management of a patient with distal dissection and an aneurysm of the thoracoabdominal portion of the aorta. The patient at high risk with the connective tissue dysplasia syndrome had a past medical history of prosthetic repair of the descending thoracic aorta with type-1 haemodynamic correction. Three years later, the findings of computed tomography demonstrated fenestration in the area of the distal anastomosis, a patent false channel, and an increase in the diameter of the unoperated thoracoabdominal portion of the aorta...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
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