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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788476/the-flutter-by-effect-a-comprehensive-study-of-the-fluttering-cusps-of-the-perceval-heart-valve-prosthesis
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Ali Aljalloud, Mohamed Shoaib, Sandrine Egron, Jessica Arias, Lachmandath Tewarie, Heike Schnoering, Shahram Lotfi, Andreas Goetzenich, Nima Hatam, Desiree Pott, Zhaoyang Zhong, Ulrich Steinseifer, Rachad Zayat, Ruediger Autschbach
OBJECTIVES: Sutureless aortic valve prostheses are gaining popularity due to the substantial reduction in cross-clamp time. In this study, we report our observations on the cusp-fluttering phenomenon of the Perceval bioprosthesis (LivaNova, London, UK) using a combination of technical and medical perspectives. METHODS: Between August 2014 and December 2016, a total of 108 patients (69% women) with a mean age of 78 years had aortic valve replacement using the Perceval bioprosthesis (34 combined procedures)...
May 17, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764833/early-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-using-st-jude-medical-portico-valve
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Abdalla Ibrahim, Aneeq Ahmed, Thomas Kiernan, Samer Arnous
An 87-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a 2-week history of progressively worsening shortness of breath, fever and generalised myalgia. She underwent a transcatheter Portico aortic valve implantation for severe symptomatic aortic stenosis 3 months prior to this presentation. Examination revealed a temperature of 40°C and a systolic murmur in the aortic area. Inflammatory markers were elevated, and blood cultures were positive for methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus A possible diagnosis of infective endocarditis was made as one major and one minor criterion in the modified Duke criteria were fulfilled...
May 14, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722860/oesophageal-injury-following-magnetically-guided-single-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-insights-from-the-magna-af-registry
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Dirk Bastian, Johannes Schwab, Karl-Theodor Steurer, Andrea Brinker-Paschke, Arno Boessenecker, Reinhard Doering, Zeynep Karakurt, Laura Vitali-Serdoz, Matthias Pauschinger, Konrad Göhl
Aims: Oesophagogastroduodenoscopy (OGD) after catheter ablation (CA) of atrial fibrillation (AF) revealed a high rate of procedure related oesophageal lesions. We hypothesized that magnetically guided CA with careful radiofrequency energy titration at the posterior left atrial (LA) wall limits the incidence of oesophageal tissue damage. Methods and results: As a part of the prospective "Remote MAGNetic catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation" (MAGNA-AF) registry, 251 out of 266 consecutive patients underwent OGD after magnetically guided single-CA for AF...
May 1, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718897/optimal-nonvitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulant-therapy-in-a-warfarin-sensitive-patient-after-left-atrial-appendage-closure-a-case-report
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Long Shen, Sha-Sha Fang, Heng Ge, Zhi-Qing Qiao, Zhi-Chun Gu
RATIONALE: Developing an optimal medication strategy poses a challenging task in fragile patients after left atrial appendage closure (LAAC). We report an optimal nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC) therapy in a warfarin-sensitive patient after LAAC. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 77-year-old nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) male carrying 2 warfarin-sensitive alleles experienced 2 gum-bleeding with the international normalized ratio (INR) around 3. DIAGNOSES: Persistent NVAF with a history of subtotal gastrectomy and moderate renal insufficiency...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659787/large-dissecting-intramural-haematoma-of-the-oesophagus-and-stomach-and-major-gastro-oesophageal-bleeding-after-transoesophageal-echocardiography-during-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-procedures
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Rebeca Mata Caballero, Juan Francisco Oteo Domínguez, Susana Mingo Santos, Arturo Garcia Touchard, Javier Goicolea Ruigómez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 6, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617495/early-clinical-results-of-perceval-sutureless-aortic-valve-in-139-patients-freeman-experience
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Syed Saleem Mujtaba, Simon Ledingham, Asif Raza Shah, Stephen Clark, Thasee Pillay, Stephan Schueler
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this retrospective study is to evaluate the safety and performance of the Perceval sutureless valve in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement. We report the 30-day clinical outcomes of 139 patients. METHODS: From January 2014 to December 2016, 139 patients underwent sutureless aortic valve replacement. Their operation notes, National Adult Cardiac Surgery Database and perioperative transoesophageal echocardiography findings were studied retrospectively...
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608665/transoesophageal-echocardiography-guided-emergency-valve-in-valve-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Jihad Hamudi, Ronen Jaffe, Nader Khader, Salim Adawi, Avinoam Shiran
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 28, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599379/comparison-of-general-anaesthesia-and-non-general-anaesthesia-approach-in-transfemoral-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Mehdi Eskandari, Omar Aldalati, Rafal Dworakowski, Jonathan A Byrne, Emma Alcock, Olaf Wendler, Philip A MacCarthy, Peter F Ludman, David J R Hildick-Smith, Mark J Monaghan
OBJECTIVE: Performing transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) without general anaesthesia (GA) has been increasingly adopted. We sought to study the impact of GA and non-GA approaches on procedural outcome and 30-day and 1-year mortality in transfemoral TAVI. METHODS: The UK TAVI registry holds information for every TAVI procedure in the UK. We analysed the data for patients implanted during 2013-2014 using either an Edwards Sapien or a Medtronic CoreValve prosthesis...
March 29, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29592983/rare-cause-of-fever-of-unknown-origin-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumour
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Manjunath Havalappa Dodamani, Rajiv Ranjan Kumar, Mayur Parkhi, Rajendar Basher
A 44-year-old man presented with fever (low to high grade) for 2-month duration despite treatment with oral antibiotics and antipyretics. Further, enquiry did not yield any potentially explanatory clues to a diagnosis. Physical examination revealed only left axillary lymphadenopathy, but was otherwise unremarkable. A number of diagnosis included tuberculosis, malignancy, lymphoma, connective disease disorder and infective endocarditis. Further evaluation revealed severe anaemia due to iron deficiency which was supported with blood transfusion and oral iron supplementation...
March 28, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588310/echocardiographic-approach-to-catheter-closure-of-atrial-septal-defects-patient-selection-procedural-guidance-and-post-procedural-checks
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REVIEW
Alexandra Savis, John Simpson
Echocardiography is the imaging modality of choice to diagnose different types of atrial septal defect and to determine which defects are suitable for catheter occlusion. In addition to assessment of defect size and rims, transoesophageal echocardiography may be used to guide the procedure itself including device placement, procedural complications and post-procedural checks. This reviews covers a practical approach to this subject and is accompanied by online videos illustrating the technique.
March 27, 2018: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581048/what-risk-of-endocarditis-is-low-enough-to-justify-the-omission-of-transoesophageal-echocardiography-in-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteraemia-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
George S Heriot, Steven Y C Tong, Allen C Cheng, Danny Liew
BACKGROUND: recent criteria able to identify patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) who are at very low risk of endocarditis raise the question of whether transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) is appropriate for these patients. AIMS: to estimate the probability of occult endocarditis complicating SAB below which a TOE-guided treatment strategy no longer offers the best 180-day survival), and examine the key uncertainties affecting this result. SOURCES: Estimates of the parameters required to calculate the Pauker-Kassirer testing threshold were identified from studies published prior to 1 June 2017 using a composite search strategy involving a systematic search for relevant controlled trials and guidelines followed by a non-systematic iterative search of the observational literature...
March 23, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564624/echocardiography-has-low-utility-in-cancer-patients-with-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteraemia-findings-from-a-retrospective-study
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Zoe Loh, Ortis Estacio, Andrew Grigg, Natasha E Holmes, Geoff Chong, Eliza A Hawkes
AIM: To describe the incidence of infective endocarditis (IE) detected on echocardiography in cancer patients with confirmed Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB). METHODS: We retrospectively identified 95 cases of SAB in cancer patients from January 2007-March 2016. Echocardiography was ordered at the discretion of the treating team, and positive findings defined according to the Modified Duke Criteria. Complicated bacteraemia was defined by prolonged bacteraemia, presence of intracardiac device/prosthetic valve, or signs of metastatic infection...
March 21, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558018/-intracardiac-echocardiography-to-exclude-thrombus-in-left-atrial-appendage-when-transoesophageal-echocardiography-is-uninterpretable
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Roman Piotrowski, Tomasz Imiela, Beata Zaborska, Tomasz Kryński, Piotr Kułakowski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547906/combined-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-and-left-atrial-appendage-closure-long-term-follow-up-from-a-large-multicentre-registry
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Lisette Wintgens, Aleksandr Romanov, Karen Phillips, Gabriel Ballesteros, Martin Swaans, Richard Folkeringa, Ignacio Garcia-Bolao, Evgeny Pokushalov, Lucas Boersma
Aims: Long-term freedom from atrial fibrillation (AF) after catheter ablation (CA) and consequently the potential for stroke reduction remain unpredictable. Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) is an effective mechanical alternative to oral anticoagulation (OAC) for stroke prevention in AF patients. This study aims to evaluate long-term clinical results of combined CA and LAAC in one single procedure. Methods and results: Patients with non-valvular AF who underwent combined CA and LAAC procedure were included in the retrospective compilation of independent prospective general LAAC registries at the individual centres...
March 13, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29540285/usefulness-of-echocardiographic-fluoroscopic-fusion-imaging-in-adult-structural-heart-disease
#15
REVIEW
Julien Ternacle, Romain Gallet, Annabelle Nguyen, Jean-François Deux, Antonio Fiore, Emmanuel Teiger, Jean-Luc Dubois-Randé, Elisabeth Riant, Pascal Lim
Percutaneous approaches to treat structural heart diseases are growing in number and complexity. Multimodality imaging is essential for planning and monitoring such interventions. The combination of three-dimensional transoesophageal echocardiography with fluoroscopy is the cornerstone of interventional imaging. However, these two modalities are displayed on separate screens, and are handled by different physicians, which requires a complex mental reconstruction for the interventional team. To overcome this issue, echocardiographic-fluoroscopic fusion imaging has been introduced recently in clinical practice...
March 11, 2018: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534177/predictors-of-ischaemic-mitral-regurgitation-recurrence-in-patients-undergoing-combined-surgery-additional-value-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Sigita Glaveckaite, Egle Uzdavinyte-Gateliene, Zaneta Petrulioniene, Darius Palionis, Nomeda Valeviciene, Gintaras Kalinauskas, Pranas Serpytis, Aleksandras Laucevicius
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate (i) the effectiveness of combined surgery (coronary artery bypass grafting with restrictive mitral valve annuloplasty) and (ii) the late gadolinium enhancement cardiovascular magnetic resonance-based predictors of ischaemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) recurrence. METHODS: The prospective analysis included 40 patients with multivessel coronary artery disease, IMR >II° and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction undergoing combined surgery...
March 9, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523465/low-rates-of-major-complications-for-radiofrequency-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-maintained-over-14-years-a-single-centre-experience-of-2750-consecutive-cases
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Aleksandr Voskoboinik, Paul B Sparks, Joseph B Morton, Geoffrey Lee, Stephen A Joseph, Joshua J Hawson, Peter M Kistler, Jonathan M Kalman
BACKGROUND: Despite technological advances, studies continue to report high complication rates for atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. We sought to review complication rates for AF ablation at a high-volume centre over a 14-year period and identify predictors of complications. METHODS: We reviewed prospectively collected data from 2750 consecutive AF ablation procedures at our institution using radiofrequency energy (RF) between January 2004 and May 2017. All cases were performed under general anaesthetic with transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE), 3D-mapping and an irrigated ablation catheter...
February 3, 2018: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514193/posterior-papillary-muscle-rupture-after-transapical-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#18
Masahide Komagamine, Nobuyuki Furukawa, Jan Gummert, Jochen Börgermann
Transapical transcatheter aortic valve implantation is a well-established alternative in patients at a high risk for conventional aortic valve replacement. We performed transapical transcatheter aortic valve implantation on an 83-year-old woman with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis. Intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation showed mild mitral regurgitation without intracardiac structural injury. In the intensive care unit, the patient gradually had haemodynamic instability; TOE revealed severe mitral regurgitation with A2 and A3 prolapse due to rupture of the posterior papillary muscle...
March 5, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29484557/transthoracic-echocardiography-in-patients-undergoing-mitral-valve-repair-comparison-of-new-transthoracic-3d-techniques-to-2d-transoesophageal-echocardiography-in-the-localization-of-mitral-valve-prolapse
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Paola Gripari, Massimo Mapelli, Ilaria Bellacosa, Concetta Piazzese, Maria Milo, Laura Fusini, Manuela Muratori, Sarah Ghulam Ali, Gloria Tamborini, Mauro Pepi
Successful mitral valve (MV) repair for degenerative mitral regurgitation (DMR) is mainly related to surgical expertise and MV anatomy. Although 2D echocardiography, specifically transoesophageal (TOE), provides precise information regarding MV anatomy, recent advancements in matrix technology meant a decisive step forward to the point where segmental MV analysis can be accurately performed from a noninvasive 3D transthoracic (TTE) approach. The aims of this study were: (a) to evaluate the feasibility and time required for real-time 3D TTE in a large consecutive cohort of patients with severe DMR in the assessment of MV anatomy; (b) to compare the accuracy of 3D TTE and 2D TOE versus surgical inspection in the recognition and localization of all components of the MV leaflets; (c) to establish the added diagnostic value of 3D colourDoppler examination to pure 3D morphologic evaluation...
February 26, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474699/rationale-and-design-of-the-eacvi-afib-echo-europe-registry-for-assessing-relationships-of-echocardiographic-parameters-with-clinical-thrombo-embolic-and-bleeding-risk-profile-in-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation
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Maurizio Galderisi, Erwan Donal, Julien Magne, Francesco Lo Iudice, Eustachio Agricola, Leyla Elif Sade, Matteo Cameli, Ehud Schwammenthal, Nuno Cardim, Bernard Cosyns, Andreas Hagendorff, Alexandar N Neskovic, Josè Luis Zamorano, Patrizio Lancellotti, Gilbert Habib, Thor Edvardsen, Bogdan A Popescu
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines for management of atrial fibrillation (AF) recommend the use of CHA2DS2VASc risk score for assessment of thromboembolic (TE) risk, whereas the stratification of bleeding risk should be obtained by HAS-Bleed to balance the most appropriate anticoagulation (OAC) therapy. However, men with CHA2DS2VASc score = 1 and women with CHA2DS2VASc = 2, who are at intermediate TE risk, represent a grey zone where guidelines do not provide a definite OAC indication...
March 1, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
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