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left ventricular reconstruction

Eva Karolina Harmel, Hermann Reichenspurner, Evaldas Girdauskas
OBJECTIVE: Mitral valve repair using an undersized complete annuloplasty ring in secondary mitral regurgitation with restricted leaflet motion during systole (Carpentier's surgical classification of mitral valve pathology: type IIIb) only inadequately addresses the underlying left ventricular disease. This may lead to an ongoing ventricular remodelling and progressive papillary muscle displacement with increasing leaflet tethering. Several subannular techniques have been proposed to counteract the reoccurrence of mitral regurgitation after mitral valve repair...
March 13, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
M H Zou, L Ma, Y S Xia, S C Yang, W D Chen, F Cao, X X Chen
Objective: To review the early and mid-term results of end-to-side anastomosis technique for interrupted aortic arch in neonates and infants. Methods: Clinic data of 46 patients were diagnosed as interrupted aortic arch in Department of Cardiac Surgery, Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center between January 2010 and December 2016 were analyzed retrospectively. Twenty-six cases were neonates. The median age underwent surgery was 23 days (range: 2 days to 8 years). Anatomical subtypes included 36 cases of type A and 10 cases of type B...
March 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
Serenella Castelvecchio, Ekatherina Baryshnikova, Ileana L Pina, Federico Ambrogi, Valentina Milani, Roberto Tramarin, Elena Costa, Lorenzo Menicanti
BACKGROUND: Plasma concentrations of natriuretic peptides have been shown to predict prognosis in heart failure (HF) patients with left ventricle (LV) dysfunction. It is still unclear if measurements after cardiac surgery are associated with any effect on the outcome. We aimed to prospectively investigate the longitudinal profile of serial evaluations of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels in ischemic HF patients undergoing Surgical Ventricular Reconstruction (SVR) and how NT-proBNP levels at different time-points are associated with the outcome...
February 26, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
George S Chrysant, Anita A Phancao, Douglas A Horstmanshof, Susie Jones, James W Long
Evaluation of left ventricular devices is becoming increasingly important as the implantation of these devices increases. Cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) has many potential advantages compared with plain radiographs and echocardiography to troubleshoot these devices and potentially help guide therapy. Heart failure (HF) remains a deadly, progressive disease with substantive and increasing morbidity, mortality, cost, and prevalence. Use of left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) as treatment for refractory HF has been steadily rising during the last decade...
March 5, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Federico Canè, Benedict Verhegghe, Matthieu De Beule, Philippe B Bertrand, Rob J Van der Geest, Patrick Segers, Gianluca De Santis
With cardiovascular disease (CVD) remaining the primary cause of death worldwide, early detection of CVDs becomes essential. The intracardiac flow is an important component of ventricular function, motion kinetics, wash-out of ventricular chambers, and ventricular energetics. Coupling between Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations and medical images can play a fundamental role in terms of patient-specific diagnostic tools. From a technical perspective, CFD simulations with moving boundaries could easily lead to negative volumes errors and the sudden failure of the simulation...
2018: BioMed Research International
M Marwan, F Ammon, D Bittner, J Röther, N Mekkhala, M Hell, A Schuhbaeck, G Gitsioudis, R Feyrer, C Schlundt, S Achenbach, M Arnold
INTRODUCTION: We assessed the potential of CT strain to detect changes in myocardial function in patients referred for TAVI pre and post intervention. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 25 consecutive patients with symptomatic aortic valve stenosis in whom TAVI had been performed were included in this analysis. Functional CT data sets acquired before and 3 to 6 months after TAVI were available. Multiphase reconstructions in increments of 10% of the cardiac cycle were rendered and transferred to a dedicated workstation (Ziostation2, Ziosoft Inc...
February 3, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
O V Stukalova, N A Mironova, S P Golitsyn, O P Aparina, D V Parkhomenko, E Y Strazdenj, S K Ternovoy
BACKGROUND: in the recent years, there has been an increasing number of publications postulating that data on left atrial (LA) structure obtained by late gadolinium enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (LGE MRI) can improve the management of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). At the same time, similar data regarding healthy LA myocardium is limited. AIM: to assess structural and functional properties of LA in healthy volunteers (HV) using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) (including LGE MRI); to compare these properties in patients with AF and HV...
September 2017: Kardiologiia
Su Wan Kim, Dong Seop Jeong, Kiick Sung, Wook Sung Kim, Young Tak Lee, Pyo Won Park
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: We evaluated the early and long-term outcomes of mitral annular reconstruction (MAR) with pericardium during mitral valve replacement (MVR), and analyzed the risk factors associated with post-operative mortality. METHODS: Between May 1997 and April 2013, 78 consecutive patients underwent MVR with MAR. The indications for MAR were treatment for annular infection in native valve endocarditis (n = 23, 29.5%) or prosthetic valve endocarditis (n = 26, 33...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Carine F van Huls van Taxis, Adrianus P Wijnmaalen, Patrick Klein, Olaf M Dekkers, Jerry Braun, Harriette F Verwey, Martin J Schalij, Robert J Klautz, Katja Zeppenfeld
OBJECTIVES: Surgical ventricular reconstruction (SVR) is an effective treatment to improve left ventricular (LV) function in patients with ischaemic heart failure and an LV anterior-apical aneurysm. Ventricular arrhythmia (VA) is an important cause for morbidity and mortality in these patients. Therefore, encircling cryoablation targeting the VA substrate may be required. Programmed electrical stimulation (PES) can identify patients at risk for VA. The objective of this study was to evaluate the incidence and type of VA during long-term follow-up after PES-guided encircling cryoablation concomitant to SVR for primary prevention of VA...
January 22, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Ryan E Accord, Paul Schoof, Gregor Krings, Felix Haas
In neonates with interrupted aortic arch and severe left ventricular outflow tract obstruction full relief of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction and adequate aortic arch repair is required. It has been shown that neonatal Ross-Konno provides adequate and durable relieve of left ventricular outflow tract gradient. Additional aortic arch repair using the swing-back technique provides a simplified reconstruction of the arch with a tension-free, direct anastomosis. We describe the technique and results of our experience in 3 neonates...
February 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Helle Precht, Oke Gerke, Jesper Thygesen, Kenneth Egstrup, Søren Auscher, Dag Waaler, Jess Lambrechtsen
Background Computed tomography (CT) technology is rapidly evolving and software solution developed to optimize image quality and/or lower radiation dose. Purpose To investigate the influence of adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASIR) at different radiation doses in coronary CT angiography (CCTA) in detailed image quality. Material and Methods A total of 160 CCTA were reconstructed as follows: 55 scans with filtered back projection (FBP) (650 mA), 51 scans (455 mA) with 30% ASIR (ASIR30), and 54 scans (295 mA) with 60% ASIR (ASIR60)...
January 1, 2018: Acta Radiologica
Julien Salvadori, Yolande Petegnief, Remi Sabbah, Olivier Morel, Hatem Boulahdour, Gilles Karcher, Pierre-Yves Marie, Laetitia Imbert
This phantom-based study was aimed to determine whether cardiac CZT-cameras, which provide an enhanced spatial resolution and image contrast compared to Anger cameras, are similarly affected by small cardiac motions. Translations of a left ventricular (LV) insert at half-SPECT acquisitions through six possible orthogonal directions and with 5- or 10-mm amplitude were simulated on the Discovery NM-530c and DSPECT CZT-cameras and on an Anger Symbia T2 camera equipped with an astigmatic (IQ.SPECT) or conventional parallel-hole collimator (Conv...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
Andrew T Hattam
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) encapsulates a spectrum of complex congenital cardiovascular malformations involving varying degrees of underdevelopment of the left-sided heart structures. However, despite improved survival rates since the introduction of staged surgical reconstruction, treatment options for HLHS remain palliative rather than curative. A major limiting factor in the development of definitive curative therapy for HLHS is an incomplete understanding of its pathogenesis. Currently, the aetiology HLHS is best conceptualised by the 'flow theory' of cardiogenesis, which states that normal cardiac development is reliant on the interrelationship of normal flow patterns of blood through the developing heart, and appropriate growth of the cardiac valves and myocardium...
January 2018: Medical Hypotheses
Y B Lishmanov, M O Gulya, K V Zavadovsky, S L Andreev, E A Alexandrova
PURPOSE: To study capabilities of perfusion-metabolic myocardial scintigraphy for prediction of the left ventricular (LV) reverse remodeling after comprehensive surgical treatment of ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICMP). METHODS: The study included ICMP patients aged 56±7 years (n=32) who underwent surgical correction of LV dysfunction (myocardial revascularization, LV reconstruction, and mitral valve restoration). Inclusion criteria were significant coronary artery disease; myocardial infarction; New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III-IV heart failure; LV ejection fraction (EF) ≤45%; LV end-systolic index (ESI) >60 mL/m2; and LV akinesia or dyskinesia according to echocardiography...
October 2017: Kardiologiia
Andrea Ruzza, Lawrence S C Czer, Francisco Arabia, Roberta Vespignani, Fardad Esmailian, Wen Cheng, Michele A De Robertis, Alfredo Trento
Different surgical techniques, each with its own advantages and disadvantages, have been used to reverse adverse left ventricular remodeling due to postinfarction left ventricular aneurysm. The most appropriate surgical technique depends on the location and size of the aneurysm and the scarred tissue, the patient's preoperative characteristics, and surgeon preference. This review covers the reconstructive surgical techniques for postinfarction left ventricular aneurysm.
October 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
Ling-Yi Wei, Yih-Sharng Chen, Ing-Sh Chiu, Shu-Chien Huang
OBJECTIVE: Quadricuspid truncal valves are susceptible to regurgitation, and tricuspid configuration is considered more durable after repairing the truncal valve. We report a new method by excising the excessive truncal cuspid to reconstruct a new competent aortic valve. METHODS: Bilateral pulmonary banding failed to stabilize a 4-month-old baby with type I truncus arteriosus and quadricuspid truncal valve with severe regurgitation, so surgery was performed. The aorta was transected, and the pulmonary arteries was separated from the aorta...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
V V Bazylev, E V Rosseĭkin, E E Kobzev, M E Evdokimov
Surgical reconstruction of the left ventricle is an effective method of treatment for ischaemic cardiomyopathy. One of the conditions of successful intervention is correctly choosing a method of intraoperative myocardial protection. Currently, two techniques of myocardial protection are used: cardioplegic cardiac arrest and continuous myocardial perfusion on the beating heart. A series of experimental studies demonstrated that myocardial oxygen requirements in ischaemic cardiomyopathy during permanent perfusion are three times higher than during cardioplegic cardiac arrest...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
Ani Nigolian, Nicolas Dayal, Haïg Nigolian, Carine Stettler, Haran Burri
BACKGROUND: Handheld ECG event recorders are useful for rhythm monitoring but only record a single lead, which may limit interpretation. We sought to investigate if a multi-lead ECG may be reconstituted using this device, and aimed to evaluate diagnostic accuracy. METHODS: A commercially-available handheld bipolar ECG event recorder was used to reconstruct a 9-lead ECG (leads I, II and III, V1-6). Tracings were analyzed independently by a cardiologist and a fellow...
March 2018: Journal of Electrocardiology
Mehdi H Moghari, Ashita Barthur, Maria E Amaral, Tal Geva, Andrew J Powell
PURPOSE: To develop and validate a new prospective respiratory motion compensation algorithm for free-breathing whole-heart 3D cine steady-state free precession (SSFP) imaging. METHODS: In a 3D cine SSFP sequence, 4 excitations per cardiac cycle are re-purposed to prospectively track heart position. Specifically, their 1D image is reconstructed and routed into the scanner's standard diaphragmatic navigator processing system. If all 4 signals are in end-expiration, cine image data from the entire cardiac cycle is accepted for image reconstruction...
December 8, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Richard Thomas, Ayaz Aghayev, Michael L Steigner
The authors attempted to use metal artifact reduction software in 2 computed tomographic angiogram studies to decrease beam hardening. Although the beam hardening artifacts were reduced in the postprocessed images, there was an artifactual appearance of thrombosis in the adjacent arteries in the first case and in the inflow cannula of a left ventricular assist device in the second case. Comparison of the reconstructed images with the original images is therefore essential to avoid a misdiagnosis.
November 16, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
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