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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645140/ruptured-oesophageal-haematoma-caused-by-transoesophageal-echocardiography
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Ewa Pedzich-Placha, Adam Rdzanek, Janusz Kochman, Zenon Huczek
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 21, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642004/removal-of-entrapped-transoesophageal-echocardiography-probe-under-the-guidance-of-fluoroscopic-imaging
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Ki-Hun Kim, Sang-Hoon Seol, Yun-Seok Song, Dong-Kie Kim, Doo-Il Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 29, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637244/elevated-homocysteine-increases-the-risk-of-left-atrial-left-atrial-appendage-thrombus-in-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-with-low-cha2ds2-vasc-score
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Yan Yao, Mei-Sheng Shang, Li-Jian Gao, Jing-Hua Zhao, Xiao-Hui Yang, Tong Liu, Ri-Bo Tang, Chen-Xi Jiang, De-Yong Long, Man Ning, Hui Zhu, Qiang Lv, Rong Hu, Xin Du, Jian-Zeng Dong
Aims: To assess the association and the predictive value of plasma homocysteine (Hcy) levels with LA/LAA thrombus in non-valvular Atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with low CHA2DS2-VASc score. Methods and results: Eight hundred and eighty-eight consecutive patients in non-valvular AF with CHA2DS2-VASc score of 0 and 1 were enrolled. All patients routinely underwent transthoracic echocardiography and transoesophageal echocardiography. A total of thirty-two patients had LA/LAA thrombus...
June 16, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633478/efficacy-of-3d-transoesophageal-echocardiography-for-transcatheter-device-closure-of-atrial-septal-defect-without-balloon-sizing
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Jeong Yoon Jang, Ran Heo, Min Soo Cho, Jaeseok Bae, Jung Ae Hong, Sahmin Lee, Jung-Min Ahn, Duk-Woo Park, Dae-Hee Kim, Duk-Hyun Kang, Jae-Kwan Song, Jong-Min Song
Aims: Using balloon sizing to determine device size may cause complications and increase procedure time in performing transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect (ASD). We aimed to validate the clinical utility of a formula using measurements from 3D transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) images in performing the procedure without balloon sizing. Methods and results: We enrolled 248 consecutive patients with ASD in a prospective registry. In the first tier (n = 53), we determined the device size before the procedure using our formula and performed balloon sizing during the procedure to verify our decision...
June 19, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535202/clinical-implications-of-hypothermic-ventricular-fibrillation-versus-beating-heart-technique-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass-for-pulmonary-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Ji-Hyun Lee, Ji-Eun Lee, Jungho Shin, In-Kyung Song, Hee-Soo Kim, Chong-Sung Kim, Woong-Han Kim, Jin-Tae Kim
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to compare the effects of hypothermic ventricular fibrillation and beating-heart techniques during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) on postoperative outcomes after simple pulmonary valve replacement in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the data of 47 patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot at a single institution, who received pulmonary valve replacement under the ventricular fibrillation or beating-heart technique without cardioplegic cardiac arrest during CPB between January 2005 and April 2015...
May 23, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510739/comparison-of-preoperative-and-intraoperative-assessment-of-aortic-stenosis-severity-by-echocardiography
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Y Uda, B Cowie, R Kluger
Background: General anaesthesia and surgically induced changes in cardiac loading conditions may alter flow across the aortic valve. This study examined how echocardiographic assessment of the severity of aortic stenosis (AS) changes during surgery. Methods: Patients who underwent aortic valve replacement for any severity of AS between July 2007 and June 2015 were identified. Peak velocities, mean gradients, and dimensionless indices (DI) measured with preoperative transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) were compared with those measured with intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE)...
May 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486661/validation-of-3d-reconstructed-computed-tomography-images-using-osirix%C3%A2-software-for-pre-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-aortic-annulus-sizing
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Marlena Gumsheimer, Stefan Stortecky, Brigitta Gahl, Bettina Langhammer, Thierry Carrel, Lutz Buellesfeld, Christoph Huber, Henriette Most
OBJECTIVES: We report validation of OsiriX -an image processing freeware-to measure multi-slice computed tomography-derived annulus diameters for preprocedural transcatheter aortic valve implantation planning. METHODS: A total of 137 patients (82 ± 6.5 years, 42.3% male, logistic EuroSCORE 24.1 ± 14.2%) with severe aortic stenosis at high surgical risk underwent transcatheter aortic valve implantation assessment: transoesophageal echocardiography, angiography and multi-slice computed tomography...
May 8, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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/28482352/disseminated-echinococcosis-follow-your-heart
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Giulio Prati, Giuseppe Gatti, Manuel Belgrano, Bruno Pinamonti, Elisabetta Rauber, Florida Gripshi, Aniello Pappalardo, Gianfranco Sinagra
: In this report, we present a rare case of cardiac echinococcosis presenting with cerebral haemorrhage due to rupture of a mycotic aneurysm in a peripheral branch of the media cerebral artery. Further investigations lead to discovery of multiple cysts in the heart and liver. The complementary use of transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography, MRI and computed tomography lead to the final diagnosis of disseminated echinococcosis and allowed precise evaluation of the anatomical and structural characteristics of the cardiac mass, its boundaries and its relationship with the surrounding anatomic structures...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481992/iatrogenic-subintimal-aortic-dissection-that-disappeared-without-a-trace
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Kazumasa Orihashi, Kazuki Kihara, Masaki Yamamoto, Hideaki Nishimori
A case of an unusual iatrogenic aortic dissection is reported. A 77-year-old male patient in shock status due to acute type A aortic dissection underwent emergency surgery. Systemic perfusion was started via the femoral artery, but another dissection appeared in the descending aorta detected by transoesophageal echocardiography. However, the flap was unusually thin, and there was no change in the pre-existing thrombosed false lumen. These findings suggested subintimal development of dissection. After systemic perfusion was promptly switched to antegrade perfusion, the new dissection could no longer be detected...
May 6, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473968/utilization-of-intraoperative-real-time-three-dimensional-transoesophageal-echocardiography-to-objectively-assess-improvement-in-synchronization-and-regional-wall-motion-after-coronary-reperfusion
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Abhishek Karnwal, Clinton Z Kakazu, Sonia Shah, Bassim Omari, Charu Dutt Arora
It is well known that myocardial ischemia leads to Regional Wall Motion Abnormalities (RWMAs) and reversible depression of Left Ventricular (LV) systolic function. Transoesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) is an established tool for early diagnosis of new RWMAs. However, evaluation of RWMAs by echocardiography is largely qualitative and relies on visual assessment of wall segments. Evaluation of LV systolic function and Ejection Fraction (EF) is more reproducible and accurate with Real-Time 3D Echocardiography (RT3DE) as compared with two-dimensional and M-mode techniques...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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/28459957/optically-guided-transoesophageal-echocardiography-probe-insertion-what-are-we-waiting-for
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Khawaja Afzal Ammar, James DuCanto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 27, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444570/current-mitraclip-experience-safety-and-feasibility-in-the-netherlands
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Z Rahhab, F A Kortlandt, J F Velu, R A J Schurer, V Delgado, P Tonino, A J Boven, B J L Van den Branden, A O Kraaijeveld, M Voskuil, J Hoorntje, M van Wely, K van Houwelingen, G B Bleeker, B Rensing, I Kardys, J Baan, J A S Van der Heyden, N M Van Mieghem
PURPOSE: Data on MitraClip procedural safety and efficacy in the Netherlands are scarce. We aim to provide an overview of the Dutch MitraClip experience. METHODS: We pooled anonymised demographic and procedural data of 1151 consecutive MitraClip patients, from 13 Dutch hospitals. Data was collected by product specialists in collaboration with local operators. Effect on mitral regurgitation was intra-procedurally assessed by transoesophageal echocardiography. Technical success and device success were defined according to modified definitions of the Mitral Valve Academic Research Consortium (MVARC)...
June 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444164/vena-contracta-area-for-severity-grading-in-functional-and-degenerative-mitral-regurgitation-a-transoesophageal-3d-colour-doppler-analysis-in-500-patients
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Björn Goebel, Roland Heck, Ali Hamadanchi, Sylvia Otto, Torsten Doenst, Christian Jung, Alexander Lauten, Hans R Figulla, P Christian Schulze, Tudor C Poerner
Aims: Vena contracta area (VCA3D), derived by 3D colour Doppler echocardiography, has already been validated against cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, but the number of clinical studies to define cut-off values for grading of mitral regurgitation (MR) is limited. Aim of the study was to assess VCA3D in a large population of patients with functional (FMR) and degenerative MR (DMR). Methods and results: Transoesophageal echocardiography was performed in 500 patients with MR...
April 21, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437244/second-transcatheter-closure-for-residual-shunt-following-percutaneous-closure-of-patent-foramen-ovale
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Njomeza Susuri, Slayman Obeid, Mirjam Ulmi, George Cm Siontis, Andreas Wahl, Stephan Windecker, Fabian Nietlispach, Bernhard Meier, Fabien Praz
AIMS: Residual shunt following percutaneous patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure has been described in up to 49% of the patients and is associated with recurrent cerebrovascular events. Our aim was to evaluate the safety, feasibility, and mid-term outcomes of transcatheter residual shunt closure. METHODS AND RESULTS: From 1994 to July 2016, 2679 patients underwent transcatheter PFO closure for treatment of presumed paradoxical embolism at our institution. Among them, 100 patients (3...
April 25, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434640/imaging-guidance-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-is-transoesophageal-echocardiography-the-gold-standard
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REVIEW
Bo Xu, Philip M Mottram, Siobhan Lockwood, Ian T Meredith
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is traditionally performed under cardiac imaging guidance. In the early TAVR experience, intra-procedural transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) is recommended to guide device deployment, in the context of general anaesthesia (GA). Intra-procedural TOE imaging is particularly useful during TAVR deployment as a contrast-saving strategy for patients with renal impairment. Evidence has emerged recently demonstrating that in selected patients, transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) can be used to provide intra-procedural guidance for TAVR...
March 27, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429136/is-there-an-alternative-treatment-for-patients-intolerant-to-antiplatelet-therapy-if-percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-closure-is-considered
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F Akca, N J Verberkmoes, S E Verstraeten, C van Laar, B P van Putte, A H M van Straten
INTRODUCTION: Left atrial appendage (LAA) closure has become of major interest for patients with atrial fibrillation intolerant to oral anticoagulation therapy (OAC). Patients with a contraindication to both OAC and antiplatelet therapy are not eligible for percutaneous LAA closure. We aimed to find an alternative treatment for these specific patients. METHODS: From March 2014 until December 2015 five patients were referred for percutaneous LAA closure. Alternative treatment was necessary due to an absolute contraindication to OAC and antiplatelet therapy (n = 4) or after previous failed percutaneous device implantation (n = 1)...
April 20, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420633/fibrin-sheath-associated-endovascular-infection-of-the-heart-the-trojan-horse-of-indwelling-central-venous-catheters
#19
Muhammad Adil Sheikh, Mohamed Shokr, Walid Ibrahim, Shaun Cardozo
Chronic indwelling central venous catheters can result in formation of fibrin sheaths increasing risk of occlusion, thrombosis and infection. Endovascular infection of right-sided heart structures induced by such sheaths is very rare. A 48-year-old woman with end-stage renal disease initially treated for diabetic ketoacidosis developed persistent Staphylococcus epidermidis bacteraemia without an identifiable source. Although transthoracic echocardiography was unremarkable, transoesophageal echocardiography revealed a fibrin sheath and vegetations in superior vena cava-right atrium junction, which was the site of the tip of a central catheter that had been removed 2 months prior, consistent with fibrin sheath-associated endovascular infection...
April 17, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416589/multimodality-imaging-of-the-tricuspid-valve-with-implication-for-percutaneous-repair-approaches
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REVIEW
Francesco Ancona, Stefano Stella, Maurizio Taramasso, Claudia Marini, Azeem Latib, Paolo Denti, Francesco Grigioni, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, Ottavio Alfieri, Antonio Colombo, Francesco Maisano, Eustachio Agricola
Nowadays some percutaneous options for tricuspid valve (TV) repair are available: Tricinch (4Tech Cardio, Galway, Ireland) mimicking the Kay procedure, Trialign (Mitralign, Boston, MA, USA) aiming to bicuspidise TV, MitraClip (Abbott Vascular, Abbott Park, Illinois, USA) mimicking Alfieri's stitch, direct transcatheter annuloplasty with Cardioband (Valtech Cardio, Or Yehuda, Israel) and transcatheter Forma Repair (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, California, USA) providing a surface for leaflet coaptation. A multimodality imaging approach is fundamental for defining the pathophysiology of tricuspid regurgitation (TR), preprocedural planning and intraprocedural monitoring...
April 17, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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