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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149258/edge-to-edge-repair-for-mitral-regurgitation-associated-with-isolated-double-orifice-mitral-valve
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Takeshi Oda, Takanori Kono, Keiichi Akaiwa, Katsuhiko Nakamura
We report the case of a patient with severe mitral regurgitation who was diagnosed with double-orifice mitral valve by preoperative transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography. During surgery, it was revealed that the mitral valve was divided into 2 orifices, anterolateral and posteromedial, by a fibrous bridging tissue that was supported by the chordae tendineae originating from an accessory middle papillary muscle. The posterior scallop of the anterolateral orifice was prolapsed due to chordal elongation...
November 15, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133025/perivalvular-mitral-abscess-fistulised-to-the-pericardial-cavity-revealing-staphylococcal-endocarditis
#2
Paul Desaint, Anthony Chauvat, Thomas Garaud, Olivier Andremont, Gaëtan Plantefève, Hervé Mentec, Damien Contou
BACKGROUND: Fistula to the pericardial cavity is a very rare complication of perivalvular abscess during infective endocarditis, with Staphylococcus aureus being the most commonly associated microorganism. METHODS: We report a fatal septic shock due to a mitral endocarditis revealed by a myocardial abscess fistulised toward the pericardial cavity. RESULTS: A 66-year-old female without previous valvular disease was admitted to intensive care for severe sepsis...
October 31, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121915/clinical-monitoring-of-cardiac-output-assessed-by-transoesophageal-echocardiography-in-anaesthetised-dogs-a-comparison-with-the-thermodilution-technique
#3
Matheus M Mantovani, Denise T Fantoni, André M Gimenes, Jacqueline R de Castro, Patrícia B Flor, Keila K Ida, Denise S Schwartz
BACKGROUND: Cardiac output (CO) is an important haemodynamic parameter to monitor in patients during surgery. However, the majority of the techniques for measuring CO have a limited application in veterinary practice due to their invasive approach and associated complexity and risks. Transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is a technique used to monitor cardiac function in human patients during surgical procedures and allows CO to be measured non-invasively. This prospective clinical study aimed to compare the transoesophageal echocardiography using a transgastric view of the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) and the thermodilution (TD) technique for the assessment of CO during mean arterial pressure of 65-80 mmHg (normotension) and <65 mmHg (hypotension) in dogs undergoing elective surgery...
November 9, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121301/tissue-doppler-assessment-of-diastolic-function-and-relationship-with-mortality-in-critically-ill-septic-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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F Sanfilippo, C Corredor, A Arcadipane, G Landesberg, A Vieillard-Baron, M Cecconi, N Fletcher
Background: Myocardial dysfunction may contribute to circulatory failure in sepsis. There is growing evidence of an association between left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) and mortality in septic patients. Utilizing echocardiography, we know that tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) variables e' and E/e' are reliable predictors of LVDD and are useful measurements to estimate left ventricular (LV) filling pressures. Methods: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate the association of e' and E/e' with mortality of patients with severe sepsis or septic shock...
October 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101108/transthoracic-echocardiography-is-adequate-for-intraprocedural-guidance-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Renuka Jain, Daniel P O'Hair, Tanvir K Bajwa, Denise Ignatowski, Daniel Harland, Amanda M Kirby, Tracy Hammonds, Suhail Q Allaqaband, Jonathan Kay, Bijoy K Khandheria
BACKGROUND: While transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has traditionally been supported intraprocedurally by transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE), transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is increasingly being used. We evaluated echocardiographic imaging characteristics and clinical outcomes in patients who underwent TTE during TAVI (TTE-TAVI). METHODS AND RESULTS: A select team of dedicated sonographers and interventional echocardiographers performed TTE-TAVI in 278 patients, all of whom underwent TAVI through transfemoral access...
December 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092010/transoesophageal-echo-guided-mitral-valve-repair-using-the-harpoon-system
#6
Gino Gerosa, Augusto D'Onofrio, Laura Besola, Andrea Colli
Transapical off-pump echo-guided mitral valve repair with implantation of artificial ePTFE chordae with the Harpoon device has been proposed to treat patients presenting with severe mitral regurgitation due to posterior leaflet prolapse. The device is inserted in the left ventricle and steered to the surface of the diseased portion of the leaflet. The Harpoon device is actuated, and the leaflet is perforated by a needle that consequently releases an ePTFE chord that is fixed on the atrial surface by a double-helix coiled knot...
October 30, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050736/-complicated-transcatheter-aortic-valve-endocarditis-with-abscess-and-pseudoaneurysm-value-of-the-ecg-gated-multidetector-computed-tomography-angiography
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S Pichard, G Gibault-Genty, A Vienet-Legue, N Baron, R Convers-Domart, J L Georges, B Livarek
A 80-year-old man was admitted to catheterization room for an acute infero-lateral ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Coronary angiography showed a thrombotic occlusion of the second left marginal branch, and normal other coronary arteries. The thrombo-embolic mechanism of the STEMI, and the infectious context in this patient who had had a transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) two months earlier, led us to suspect a bioprosthesis endocarditis. It was confirmed by transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography, which showed an aortic-mitral curtain abscess and aortic bioprosthesis vegetations, associated to Enterococcus faecalis bacteriemia...
November 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049834/percutaneous-left-atrial-unloading-to-prevent-pulmonary-oedema-and-to-facilitate-ventricular-recovery-under-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-therapy
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Alexander M Bernhardt, Mathias Hillebrand, Yalin Yildirim, Samer Hakmi, Florian M Wagner, Stefan Blankenberg, Hermann Reichenspurner, Edith Lubos
OBJECTIVES: Left-sided unloading during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy is crucial to prevent pulmonary oedema and facilitate ventricular recovery. We present the case of a 55-year-old man under ECMO therapy with pre-existing left ventricular (LV) thrombus formation and in need of ventricular unloading. METHODS: We implanted a 21-Fr TandemHeart Protek Solo trans-septal cannula into the left atrium using a trans-septal approach via the femoral vein...
September 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049816/triple-ultrasonography-for-iatrogenic-acute-aortic-dissection-caused-by-axillary-arterial-perfusion
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Masaki Yamamoto, Hideaki Nishimori, Miwa Tashiro, Kazumasa Orihashi
Iatrogenic aortic dissection caused by axillary arterial cannulation or perfusion becomes a fatal complication of cardiopulmonary bypass when surgeons do not recognize it in the surgical field of view immediately during surgery. Therefore, we routinely monitor the aorta using 'triple ultrasonography' during cardiovascular surgery. An 85-year-old woman underwent partial arch replacement for chronic type A aortic dissection. During cardiopulmonary bypass, acute aortic dissection was observed in the aortic arch from the right axillary artery on real-time transoesophageal echocardiography...
July 12, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049793/triangular-resection-versus-neochordal-replacement-for-posterior-leaflet-prolapse-a-morphological-assessment
#10
Wenrui Ma, Jiafei Chen, Wei Zhang, Weihua Wu, Wei Ye, Wei Shi, Ye Kong
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the morphological reconstruction as assessed by 3D transoesophageal echocardiography after triangular resection and neochordal replacement in the treatment of posterior leaflet prolapse. METHODS: We retrospectively selected 46 patients with isolated posterior leaflet prolapse who were undergoing mitral valve repair using triangular resection ( n  = 20) and neochordal replacement ( n  = 26) techniques. Sixty patients without valvular heart disease were also included as the control group...
August 14, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035892/patent-foramen-ovale-as-possible-cause-of-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-a-case-report
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Andrea Ciorba, Virginia Corazzi, Luca Cerritelli, Chiara Bianchini, Giovanni Scanelli, Claudia Aimoni
OBJECTIVE: To present a case of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) and the related diagnostic work-up. CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND INTERVENTION: A 54-year-old man presented with unilateral SSNHL episode and vertigo. A severe patent foramen ovale (PFO) that included a complete ear nose and throat, audiological and neurological examination was discovered during the diagnostic work-up. Audiometry, blood and serological tests were performed. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), supra-aortic trunks and lower limbs color Doppler echography were done...
October 16, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030366/role-of-transoesophageal-echocardiography-in-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-brief-review
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Chitra Rajeswari Thangaswamy, Ramanitharan Manikandan, Sai Chandran Bathala Vedagiri
Transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) is regularly used in cardiac and also increasingly in non-cardiac surgeries. It has a leading role in the perioperative management of renal cell carcinoma with tumour extension into inferior vena cava. We report two cases in which TOE was of immense help for patient management. This report highlights the two cases where intraoperative TOE was of immense help to establish diagnosis, to modify surgical plan, to guide the surgeon during clamp placement, to monitor cardiac function, to rule out tumour embolism and to confirm the complete removal of tumour thrombus...
October 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016771/predictors-of-long-term-survival-free-from-relapses-after-extraction-of-infected-cied
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Igor Diemberger, Mauro Biffi, Stefano Lorenzetti, Cristian Martignani, Elena Raffaelli, Matteo Ziacchi, Claudio Rapezzi, Davide Pacini, Giuseppe Boriani
Aims: We explored the possible predictors of long-term prognosis after transvenous lead extraction (TLE) for a cardiac implantable device related infection (CIEDI), including the modified Duke score result. Methods and results: We performed a single centre prospective observational study in a population of consecutive patients referred for TLE to a teaching hospital to treat a CIEDI without associated valve-endocarditis. 121 patients were enrolled between January 2012 and March 2016...
August 9, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978263/three-dimensional-transoesophageal-echocardiography-is-crucial-for-valid-assessment-of-mitral-valve-leaflet-morphology-in-severe-mitral-regurgitation-prior-to-interventional-repair
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Amr Alfakhouri, Felix Matthias Heidrich, Krunoslav Michael Sveric, Christian Pfluecke, Heda Kvakan, Silvio Quick, Uwe Speiser, Akram Youssef, Ruth H Strasser, Stephan Wiedemann
BACKGROUND: Interventional mitral valve (MV) repair of severe symptomatic mitral regurgitation (MR) is a therapeutic option in high-risk surgical or inoperable patients. Assessment of the MV remains a crucial part of pre-interventional screening. Three-dimensional transoesophageal echocardiography (3D-TOE) may compensate for well-known pitfalls that occur in 2D-TOE. PURPOSE: We investigated whether the functional length of the central segments of the posterior and anterior MV leaflets (PML-P2 and AML-A2) is more reliably determined by 3D-TOE full volume datasets (3D-MPR) or orthogonal biplane-imaging (Xplane) when compared to 2D-TOE...
October 5, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977505/beating-heart-mitral-valve-repair-with-neochordae-implantation-real-time-monitoring-of-haemodynamic-recovery
#15
Andrea Colli, Eleonora Bizzotto, Demetrio Pittarello, Gino Gerosa
Transapical off-pump mitral valve repair with neochord implantation has been approved for patients presenting with severe mitral regurgitation due to leaflet prolapse or flail. The procedure is performed under real-time 2D and 3D transoesophageal echocardiography for both implantation and neochordae tension adjustment allowing real-time monitoring of haemodynamic recovery.
November 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972957/comparison-of-different-oral-anticoagulant-regimens-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-undergoing-ablation-or-cardioversion
#16
Monika Gawałko, Agnieszka Kapłon-Cieślicka, Monika Budnik, Aldona Babiarz, Aleksandra Bodys, Robert Uliński, Maciej Żochowski, Michał Peller, Piotr Scisło, Janusz Kochanowski, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Grzegorz Opolski
INTRODUCTION Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOAC) are an alternative to vitamin K antagonists (VKA) for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF).  OBJECTIVES To assess the incidence of left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombus, dense spontaneous echo contrast (DSEC) and to compare clinical characteristics of AF patients treated with different  anticoagulant regiments. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied 1033 consecutive AF patients, who underwent transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) before AF ablation or cardioversion...
September 30, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966115/elective-cardioversion-in-the-era-of-novel-oral-anticoagulants-does-a-nurse-administered-verbal-questionnaire-for-compliance-negate-the-need-for-routine-transoesophageal-echocardiography
#17
Matthew K Rowe, Naomi Lollback, Leanne Slater, John Hill, Paul A Gould, Gerald C Kaye
BACKGROUND: Anticoagulation prior to elective external direct current cardioversion (EDCCV) is mandatory. The inability to monitor compliance with novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) raises a potential safety issue. We aimed to evaluate whether a structured, nurse-led assessment of compliance prior to EDCCV ensures safety without the need for routine transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE). METHODS: Data was prospectively collected on consecutive patients undergoing EDCCV during 2014-2015...
September 12, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950318/transcatheter-aortic-valve-thrombosis-incidence-clinical-presentation-and-long-term-outcomes
#18
Anna Franzone, Thomas Pilgrim, Alan G Haynes, Jonas Lanz, Masahiko Asami, Fabien Praz, Lorenz Räber, Eva Roost, Bettina Langhammer, Stephan Windecker, Stefan Stortecky
Aims: To assess the incidence, management and long-term outcomes of transcatheter heart valve thrombosis (THVT). Methods and results: Between August 2007 and February 2016, 1396 patients were included in the Bern TAVI Registry and prospectively followed-up through echocardiographic and clinical evaluation. THVT was suspected in case of: (i) a mean transvalvular pressure gradient greater than 20 mmHg at transthoracic echocardiography, or (ii) an increase of more than 50% of the mean transvalvular pressure gradient compared with previous measurements or (iii) new symptoms or signs of heart failure with the presence of thrombus documented by transoesophageal echocardiography or multi-slice computed tomography...
July 29, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948752/budget-impact-analysis-of-rivaroxaban-vs-warfarin-anticoagulation-strategy-for-direct-current-cardioversion-in-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-patients-the-monaldivert-economic-study
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Vincenzo Russo, Anna Rago, Andrea A Papa, Valter Bianchi, Vincenzo Tavoletta, Stefano DE Vivo, Ciro Cavallaro, Gerardo Nigro, Antonio D'Onofrio
BACKGROUND: Rivaroxaban is the first novel oral anticoagulant to receive regulatory approval for non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients who require cardioversion. The MonaldiVert real life experience showed positive benefit-risk profile of short term rivaroxaban administration for transesophageal echocardiogram guided cardioversion in patients who had not achieved adequate pre-procedural vitamin k antagonist (VKA) anticoagulation. METHODS: Aim of our study was to perform a budget impact analysis of MonaldiVert anticoagulation strategy for direct current cardioversion in NVAF patients and to compare the following costs borne by the Regional Healthcare System (RHS) with those for a hypothetical cohort of identical patients underwent from the beginning to early rivaroxaban treatment before direct current cardioversion...
September 25, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899862/challenges-and-opportunity-in-the-era-of-quantitative-echocardiography
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EDITORIAL
Cheuk-Man Yu
The advancement of echocardiography in the past two decades is more than downsizing of the machines and improvement of image quality, but introduction of new imaging modalities leading to the ability of performing quantitative analysis. This function is greatly facilitated by the integration of echo machines with high performance computers, software programming and establishment of workstation for offline analysis. Today, echo examination is more than estimation of ejection fraction (EF) and patterns of left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction...
September 12, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
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