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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549918/percutaneous-pulmonary-melody-%C3%A2-valve-implantation-in-small-conduits
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Myriam Bensemlali, Sophie Malekzadeh-Milani, Meriem Mostefa-Kara, Damien Bonnet, Younes Boudjemline
BACKGROUND: The Melody(®) pulmonary valve has received approval for the treatment of dysfunctional right ventricular (RV) outflow tract conduits ≥16mm. AIMS: To investigate technical and clinical outcomes in patients who underwent percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) in conduits ≤16mm. METHODS: Eleven patients were enrolled retrospectively between 2000 and 2015 in a cardiac referral centre. RESULTS: The PPVI indications were obstruction (n=5); regurgitation (n=1); and mixed lesions (n=5)...
May 23, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549029/a-contemporary-approach-to-reoperative-aortic-valve-surgery-when-is-less-more
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Deane E Smith, Michael S Koeckert, Patrick F Vining, Elias A Zias, Eugene A Grossi, Aubrey C Galloway
OBJECTIVE: Although the benefits of minimally invasive valvular surgery are well established, the applicability of extending these techniques to reoperative aortic valve surgery is unknown. We evaluated our experience with a minimally invasive approach to this patient population. METHODS: From January 2010 to September 2015, 21 patients underwent reoperative isolated aortic valve replacement via a minimally invasive approach by a single surgeon. All patients had preoperative evaluation with computerized tomography and coronary catheterization...
May 25, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546044/endovascular-repair-of-thoraco-abdominal-and-arch-aneurysms-in-patients-with-connective-tissue-disease-using-branched-and-fenestrated-devices
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Rachel E Clough, Teresa Martin-Gonzalez, Katrien Van Calster, Adrien Hertault, Rafaëlle Spear, Richard Azzaoui, Jonathan Sobocinski, Stéphan Haulon
INTRODUCTION: Prophylactic open surgery is the standard practice in patients with connective tissue and thoraco-abdominal (TAAA) and aortic arch disease. Branched and fenestrated devices offer a less invasive alternative but there are concerns regarding the durability of the repair and the effect of the stent graft on the fragile aortic wall. The aim of this study was to evaluate mid-term outcomes of fenestrated and/or branched endografting in patients with connective tissue disease. METHODS: All patients with connective tissue disease that underwent TAAA or arch aneurysm repair using a fenestrated and/or branched endograft in a single high volume centre between 2004 and 2015 were included...
May 22, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541591/infective-endocarditis-cinderella-in-cardiology
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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/28541122/chance-of-surgery-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease
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Carianne L Verheugt, Cuno Spm Uiterwaal, Ilonca Vaartjes, Enno T van der Velde, A C Zomer, Folkert J Meijboom, Petronella G Pieper, Marco C Post, Hubert W Vliegen, Mark G Hazekamp, Diederick E Grobbee, Barbara Jm Mulder
Background Young patients with congenital heart disease reaching adulthood face mandatory transition to adult cardiology. Their new cardiologist needs to assess the chances of major future events such as surgery. Using a large national registry, we assessed if patient characteristics at the age of 18 years could predict the chance of congenital heart surgery in adulthood. Design and methods Of 10,300 patients from the CONCOR national registry, we used general patient characteristics at age 18 years, underlying congenital heart defect, history of complications, and interventions in childhood as potential predictors of congenital heart surgery occurring from age 18 years up to age 40 and 60 years...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538044/mycobacterium-chimaera-infections-associated-with-heater-cooler-units-in-cardiac-surgery
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Peter W Schreiber, Hugo Sax
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Mycobacterium chimaera infections following cardiac surgery have been reported from an increasing number of countries. These infections are characterized by a poor prognosis with a case fatality rate around 50% despite treatment. Since the first description in 2013, our understanding has grown steadily. Several outbreak investigations, case series, and experiments with heater-cooler units (HCUs) have been published. This review summarizes the current knowledge. RECENT FINDINGS: M...
May 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525670/hemoadsorption-treatment-of-patients-with-acute-infective-endocarditis-during-surgery-with-cardiopulmonary-bypass-a-case-series
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Karl Träger, Christian Skrabal, Guenther Fischer, Thomas Datzmann, Janpeter Schroeder, Daniel Fritzler, Jan Hartmann, Andreas Liebold, Helmut Reinelt
INTRODUCTION: Infective endocarditis is a serious disease condition. Depending on the causative microorganism and clinical symptoms, cardiac surgery and valve replacement may be needed, posing additional risks to patients who may simultaneously suffer from septic shock. The combination of surgery bacterial spreadout and artificial cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) surfaces results in a release of key inflammatory mediators leading to an overshooting systemic hyperinflammatory state frequently associated with compromised hemodynamic and organ function...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512734/mitral-valve-aneurysms-clinical-characteristics-echocardiographic-abnormalities-and-possible-mechanisms-of-formation
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José Luiz B Pena, Tarciso O Bomfim, Paulo R L Fortes, Charles Simão-Filho, José de Souza Andrade-Filho
AIMS: Mitral valve aneurysms (MVA) are most frequently associated with endocarditis. Echocardiography is the method of choice for diagnosis, and color flow imaging is an important, easy method to detect MVA ruptures. We aimed to study the clinical and echocardiographic findings and their relation to the mechanism of aneurysm formation. METHODS AND RESULTS: We reviewed clinical and echocardiographic records of 18 patients during a 17-year period, corresponding to 0...
May 16, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496492/infective-endocarditis-report-from-a-main-referral-teaching-hospital-in-iran
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Behrooz Heydari, Iman Karimzadeh, Hossein Khalili, Esfandiar Shojaei, Abdolrasool Ebrahimi
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present preliminary study was to assess the demographic, clinical, paraclinical, microbiological, echocardiographic, and therapeutic profile as well as in-hospital outcome of patients with infective endocarditis at a referral center for various infectious diseases in Iran. METHODS: Required demographic, clinical, plausible complications and paraclinical data were collected from patients' medical charts. Echocardiographic findings were obtained by performing transthoracic and/or transesophageal echocardiography as clinically indicated...
2017: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491879/listeria-endocarditis-a-diagnostic-challenge
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Wilhelmina J A R M Valckx, Suzanne P M Lutgens, Hortence E Haerkens-Arends, Peter C Barneveld, Jaap J Beutler, Ellen K Hoogeveen
A 74-year-old hemodialysis patient with a history of an atrial septum defect closure, coronary bypass surgery, and a St. Jude aortic prosthetic valve was diagnosed with pneumonia and volume overload. Blood cultures were positive for Listeria monocytogenes, and amoxicillin was given for 2 weeks. Immediately after discontinuation of amoxicillin, fever relapsed. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography showed no sign of endocarditis. Given the fever relapse and 3 positive minor Duke criteria, an (18)F-FDG PET-CT scan ((18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography-computed tomography) scan was performed...
April 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489014/-surgical-treatment-for-endocarditis-in-iceland-1997-2003
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Ragnheiður M Johannesdottir, Tomas Gudbjartsson, Arnar Geirsson
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of operations for endocarditis in Iceland, but such results have not been reported before. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective nation-wide study of pa--tients that underwent open-heart surgery for infective endocarditis at Landspitali University Hospital in 1997-2013. Variables were collected from hospital charts. Long-term survival was analysed using Kaplan- Meier methods. Mean follow-up time was 7...
February 2017: Læknablađiđ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486657/minimal-access-surgery-for-mitral-valve-endocarditis
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Cristina Barbero, Giovanni Marchetto, Davide Ricci, Samuel Mancuso, Massimo Boffini, Enrico Cecchi, Francesco Giuseppe De Rosa, Mauro Rinaldi
OBJECTIVES: Minimal access mitral valve surgery (MVS) has already proved to be feasible and effective with low perioperative mortality and excellent long-term outcomes. However, experience in more complex valve diseases such as infective endocarditis (IE) still remains limited. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate early and long-term results of minimal access MVS for IE. METHODS: Data were entered into a dedicated database. Analysis was performed retrospectively for the 8-year period between January 2007 and April 2015...
May 8, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483984/machine-learning-to-support-decision-making-for-cardiac-surgery-during-the-acute-phase-of-infective-endocarditis
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Erwan Donal, Erwan Flecher, Pierre Tattevin
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May 8, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482860/complicated-infective-endocarditis-a-case-series
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Joo Seop Kim, Min-Kyung Kang, A Jin Cho, Yu Bin Seo, Kun Il Kim
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis is associated with not only cardiac complications but also neurologic, renal, musculoskeletal, and systemic complications related to the infection, such as embolization, metastatic infection, and mycotic aneurysm. CASE PRESENTATION: We report three cases (the first patient is Chinese and the other two are Koreans) of complicated infective endocarditis; two of the cases were associated with a mycotic aneurysm, and one case was associated with a splenic abscess...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477331/surgical-management-of-nonbacterial-thrombotic-endocarditis-in-malignancy
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Daisuke Kaneyuki, Kaoru Matsuura, Hideki Ueda, Hiroki Kohno, Michiyo Kanbe, Goro Matsumiya
BACKGROUND: Nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis is commonly seen on heart valves in patients with malignant or collagen diseases. The natural prognosis of nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis is reported to be poor due to underlying malignancy. Surgical indications and appropriate timing for surgery for nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis and underlying malignancy have not been formally studied. CASE PRESENTATION: The case was a 45-year-old woman who presented with a history of systemic embolization associated with occult malignancy...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473362/helcococcus-kunzii-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-secondary-to-lower-extremity-cellulitis
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Saira Farid, William Miranda, Joseph Maleszewski, Muhammad Rizwan Sohail
An 88-year-old man with history of bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement was hospitalised with fever, chills, malaise and right lower extremity cellulitis. Laboratory investigations revealed leucocytosis and blood cultures grew Helcococcus kunzii Although transoesophageal echocardiography was negative for endocarditis, the patient was treated with 4 week of intravenous ceftriaxone. However, he was readmitted 6 weeks later with symptoms of fever, chills and hypoxia in setting of recurrent H. kunzii bacteraemia...
May 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471977/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-left-ventricular-pseudoaneurysm-a-retrospective-study-in-a-single-center-of-china
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Xu Meng, Yan-Kun Yang, Kun-Qi Yang, Ying Zhang, Pei-Pei Lu, Peng Fan, Li-Hong Ma, Xian-Liang Zhou
Left ventricular (LV) pseudoaneurysm is a fatal and rare condition with a high risk of rupture. The symptoms are nonspecific and diagnosis is often delayed. The purpose of this study is to analysis a series of cases in our institution.Between March 2009 and April 2016, 10 patients (5 males and 5 females) with LV pseudoaneurysm were retrospectively enrolled. Clinical information, diagnostic imaging modalities, treatment, and outcomes were evaluated.The mean age was 58.2 ± 11.0 years (28-71 years). The common symptoms were chest pain (3 cases), dyspnea (3 cases), and syncope (2 cases)...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471149/clinical-imaging-in-patients-with-fever-and-suspected-endocarditis
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Benedetta DE Chiara, Antonella Moreo
Echocardiography remains the cornerstone of the diagnostic of anatomic lesions and consequences on cardiac function caused by infective endocarditis (IE). There is now evidence that other imaging techniques are useful in reducing the number of non-conclusive diagnoses, in particular when IE is suspected on prosthetic material or devices. Besides diagnosis, cardiac imaging strongly contributes to prognostic assessment, indications for early surgery and patient follow-up. It is required a specific expertise for implementing and interpreting all imaging techniques and the complexity of decision-making highlights the need for a multidisciplinary management of difficult cases in specialized endocarditis teams...
May 3, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471095/a-novel-approach-to-percutaneous-removal-of-large-tricuspid-valve-vegetations-using-suction-filtration-and-veno-venous-bypass-a-single-center-experience
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Bennet George, Anthony Voelkel, John Kotter, Andrew Leventhal, John Gurley
BACKGROUND: Tricuspid valve surgery has been the de facto standard treatment for tricuspid valve endocarditis (TVE) refractory to medical therapy. It is now possible to remove right-sided vegetations percutaneously using a venous drainage cannula with an extracorporeal bypass circuit. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of our study is to describe our single-center experience of percutaneous tricuspid valve vegetation removal. METHODS: We reviewed the perioperative course of 33 consecutive patients with large tricuspid valve vegetations who carried high surgical risk...
May 4, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470017/comparative-sensitivity-of-transthoracic-and-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-diagnosis-of-infective-endocarditis-among-veterans-with-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia
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Poorani Sekar, James R Johnson, Joseph R Thurn, Dimitri M Drekonja, Vicki A Morrison, Yellapragada Chandrashekhar, Selcuk Adabag, Michael A Kuskowski, Gregory A Filice
BACKGROUND: Echocardiography is fundamental for diagnosing infective endocarditis (IE) in patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB), but whether all such patients require transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is controversial. METHODS: We identified SAB cases between February 2008 and April 2012. We compared sensitivity and specificity of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and TEE for evidence of IE, and we determined impacts of IE risk factors and TTE image quality on comparative sensitivities of TTE and TEE and their impact on clinical decision making...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
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