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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343155/more-than-just-muscle-spasms-a-rare-presentation-of-aortic-dissection
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Ebisa Bekele, Deepthi Chaitanya Kagolanu, Martin Kim, Kent Stephenson
Acute aortic dissection is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, often from complications including aortic regurgitation, cardiac tamponade and myocardial infarction. Typical clinical presentation includes a sudden onset of severe chest pain, although this is not always consistent. Clinical signs and symptoms are diverse with an estimated 38% of cases being missed on initial evaluation. Primary neurological symptoms at presentation are rare but have been reported often to coexist with chest pain...
March 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342542/determinants-of-late-tricuspid-regurgitation-after-aortic-mitral-double-valve-replacement
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Dong Seop Jeong, Pyo Won Park, Kiick Sung, Wook Sung Kim, Young Tak Lee
The aims of this study are to evaluate the long-term outcomes of double valve replacement (aortic and mitral valves) and to investigate the determinants of late tricuspid regurgitation (TR). A total of 239 consecutive patients who underwent double valve replacement were enrolled. Valve pathology was rheumatic in 86.6% (207/239) and degenerative in 13.4% (32/239) of patients. Among these patients, 116 patients underwent concomitant tricuspid annuloplasty, and follow-up was completed for all 239 patients (mean = 7...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340283/comparative-analysis-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-patients-treated-with-imatinib-nilotinib-and-dasatinib
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Mariko Minami, Takeshi Arita, Hiromi Iwasaki, Tsuyoshi Muta, Takatoshi Aoki, Kenichi Aoki, Satoshi Yamasaki, Takamitsu Matsushima, Koji Kato, Katsuto Takenaka, Kazuki Tanimoto, Tomohiko Kamimura, Ryosuke Ogawa, Koichi Akashi, Toshihiro Miyamoto
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare, but life-threatening, adverse event in patients treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), such as dasatinib, but has not been fully evaluated in patients treated with imatinib or nilotinib. We used echocardiography to noninvasively assess the incidence of PH in 105 patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) treated with imatinib (n = 37), nilotinib (n = 30) or dasatinib (n = 38). The mean triscupid regurgitation peak gradient (TRPG), which reflects pulmonary arterial pressure, was 22·7 mmHg in the imatinib group, 23·1 mmHg in the nilotinib group and 23·4 mmHg for dasatinib group...
March 24, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336789/percutaneous-therapy-for-tricuspid-regurgitation-a-new-frontier-for-interventional-cardiology
#4
Samir R Kapadia, Amar Krishnaswamy, E Murat Tuzcu
Functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) is common, whether in association with mitral or aortic valve disease or presenting as an isolated valvular disease. Several studies have shown that TR is associated with poor patient outcomes, though a cause-and-effect relationship of TR to mortality has not been proven. Similarly the impact of surgical treatment of TR on outcomes needs well-controlled randomized trials that are under planning. The current professional society guidelines for treatment of TR are based on expert opinions with a level of evidence C for all indications...
March 23, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336788/transcatheter-treatment-of-severe-tricuspid-regurgitation-with-the-edge-to-edge-mitraclip-technique
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Georg Nickenig, Marek Kowalski, Jörg Hausleiter, Daniel Braun, Joachim Schofer, Ermela Yzeiraj, Volker Rudolph, Kai Friedrichs, Francesco Maisano, Maurizio Taramasso, Neil P Fam, Giovanni Bianchi, Francesco Bedogni, Paolo Denti, Ottavio Alfieri, Azeem Latib, Antonio Colombo, Christoph Hammerstingl, Robert Schueler
Background -Current surgical and medical treatment options for severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR) are limited and additional interventional approaches are required. In the present observational study, the safety and feasibility of transcatheter repair of chronic severe TR with the MitraClip system were evaluated. In addition, the effects on clinical symptoms were assessed. Methods -Patients with heart failure symptoms and severe TR on optimal medical treatment were treated with the MitraClip system. Safety, defined as periprocedural adverse events such as death, myocardial infarction, stroke, or cardiac tamponade, and feasibility, defined as successful implantation of one or more MitraClip devices and reduction of TR by at least one grade, were evaluated before discharge and after 30 days...
March 23, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336204/n-terminal-pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide-is-related-with-coronary-flow-velocity-reserve-and-diastolic-dysfunction-in-patients-with-asymmetric-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Milorad Tesic, Jelena Seferovic, Danijela Trifunovic, Ana Djordjevic-Dikic, Vojislav Giga, Ivana Jovanovic, Olga Petrovic, Jelena Marinkovic, Sanja Stankovic, Jelena Stepanovic, Arsen Ristic, Milan Petrovic, Nebojsa Mujovic, Bosiljka Vujisic-Tesic, Branko Beleslin, Vladan Vukcevic, Goran Stankovic, Petar Seferovic
BACKGROUND: The relations of elevated N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP) and cardiac ischemia in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients is uncertain. Therefore we designed the study with the following aims: (1) to analyze plasma concentrations of NT-pro-BNP in various subsets of HCM patients; (2) to reveal the correlations of NT-pro-BNP, myocardial ischemia, and diastolic dysfunction; (3) to assess predictors of the elevated plasma levels of NT-pro-BNP. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 61 patients (mean age 48...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335898/mitral-loop-cerclage-encircling-functional-mitral-regurgitation
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Jason H Rogers
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 27, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335897/mitral-loop-cerclage-annuloplasty-for-secondary-mitral-regurgitation-first-human-results
#8
Yong-Hyun Park, Min-Ku Chon, Robert J Lederman, Si-Chan Sung, Hyung-Gon Je, Ki-Seok Choo, Sang-Hyun Lee, Eun-Seok Shin, Jeong-Su Kim, Ki-Won Hwang, Soo-Yong Lee, Kook-Jin Chun, Cheol-Min Kim, June-Hong Kim
OBJECTIVES: This is an early feasibility clinical test of mitral loop cerclage annuloplasty to treat secondary mitral valve regurgitation. BACKGROUND: Secondary mitral regurgitation is characterized by cardiomyopathy, mitral annular enlargement, and leaflet traction contributing to malcoaptation. Transcatheter mitral loop cerclage applies circumferential compression to the mitral annulus by creating a loop through the coronary sinus across the interventricular septum, protecting entrapped coronary arteries from compression, and interactive annular reduction under echocardiographic guidance...
March 27, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333429/multimodality-imaging-to-plan-and-guide-transcatheter-tricuspid-valve-interventions
#9
Edgard A Prihadi, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax
Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is a highly prevalent valvular heart disease. The natural history of untreated significant TR portends an unfavourable outcome, but only a minority of patients is currently referred for surgical treatment. Organic TR (caused by primary abnormality of the leaflets) is relatively infrequent whereas secondary or functional TR (caused by dilatation of the tricuspid annulus, right ventricle [RV] and right atrium) is the predominant mechanism. The success of transcatheter therapies for left valvular heart disease over the last decade, has fuelled similar development of novel transcatheter devices for the treatment of TR...
March 23, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332088/simple-technique-of-repair-for-barlow-syndrome-with-posterior-resection-and-chordal-transfer-via-minimally-invasive-approach-primary-experience-in-a-consecutive-series-of-22-patients
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H Kamiya, Payam Akhyari, J-P Minol, A C Ites, T Weinreich, S Sixt, P Rellecke, U Boeken, A Albert, A Lichtenberg
OBJECTIVE: Current techniques for mitral valve repair (MVR) in Barlow's disease require high level of surgical expertise due to a complex anatomy. A novel and simple standardized technique that particularly considers the pathological changes of the mitral valve in Barlow's disease has been developed. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2013, 22 patients underwent minimally invasive MVR for Barlow's disease and severe mitral regurgitation (MR). A simple, standardized technique was applied, including resection of P2 segment of posterior mitral leaflet (PML) with preservation of the shortest chordae, transfer of the preserved chordae to A2, and implantation of a semi-rigid open ring...
March 22, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331863/the-effects-of-statins-on-pulmonary-artery-pressure-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Anahita Arian, Sayyed Gholamreza Mortazavi Moghadam, Toba Kazemi, Morteza Hajihosseini
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary hypertension is a serious complication in patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of atorvastatin in reducing pulmonary arterial pressure in COPD patients. METHODS: This double-blind, randomized trial was conducted on 42 known cases of COPD with systolic pulmonary arterial pressure of more than 25 mmHg. The patients were randomly assigned into two groups, 21 patients with atorvastatin treatment (40 mg/daily for 6 months) and 21 patients without receiving atorvastatin...
January 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331605/diet-analysis-in-piscivorous-birds-what-can-the-addition-of-molecular-tools-offer
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Johannes Oehm, Bettina Thalinger, Stephanie Eisenkölbl, Michael Traugott
In trophic studies on piscivorous birds, it is vital to know which kind of dietary sample provides the information of interest and how the prey can be identified reliably and efficiently. Often, noninvasively obtained dietary samples such as regurgitated pellets, feces, and regurgitated fish samples are the preferred source of information. Fish prey has usually been identified via morphological analysis of undigested hard parts, but molecular approaches are being increasingly used for this purpose. What remains unknown, however, is which dietary sample type is best suited for molecular diet analysis and how the molecular results compare to those obtained by morphological analysis...
March 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331450/pulmonary-thromboendarterectomy-for-pulmonary-hypertension-before-considering-transplant
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Hannah Kooperkamp, Inder Mehta, David Fary, Michael Bates
BACKGROUND: In cases of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), referral for possible surgical intervention is important because surgery can be curative. Surgery necessitates cardiopulmonary bypass and deep circulatory arrest with pulmonary thrombectomy and bilateral endarterectomy (PTE). If surgery fails, lung transplant is the next best surgical option. Medical treatment is also an important adjunct. CASE REPORT: A 35-year-old female presented 3 months after a pulmonary embolus was found to be completely occluding her left pulmonary artery...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331331/the-influence-of-surgical-technique-on-early-posttransplant-atrial-fibrillation-comparison-of-biatrial-bicaval-and-total-orthotopic-heart-transplantation
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Rasmus Rivinius, Matthias Helmschrott, Arjang Ruhparwar, Christian Erbel, Christian A Gleissner, Fabrice F Darche, Dierk Thomas, Tom Bruckner, Hugo A Katus, Andreas O Doesch
PURPOSE: Early posttransplant atrial fibrillation (AF) has been associated with worse clinical outcomes after heart transplantation (HTX). The type of surgical technique may constitute a relevant risk factor for AF. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective single-center study included 530 adult patients. Patients were stratified by surgical technique (biatrial, bicaval, or total orthotopic HTX) and early posttransplant heart rhythm (AF or sinus rhythm). Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to evaluate risk factors for AF...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331219/intragenic-multi-exon-deletion-in-the-fbn1-gene-in-a-child-with-mildly-dilated-aortic-sinus-a-retrotransposal-event
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Maggie Brett, George Korovesis, Angeline H M Lai, Eileen C P Lim, Ene-Choo Tan
Marfan syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder affecting mainly the skeletal, ocular and cardiovascular systems. Most cases are caused by mutations in the fibrillin-1 gene (FBN1), although there are some reports on deletions involving FBN1 and other additional genes. We report a male patient who was first evaluated at 4 years of age. Echocardiogram showed a mildly dilated aortic sinus. He also had a history of muscular ventral septal defect which was closed spontaneously and trivial mitral regurgitation...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331157/the-usefulness-of-combined-assessment-of-e-e-ratio-and-transmitral-flow-pattern-to-interpret-cardiac-condition
#16
Masayoshi Oikawa, Atsushi Kobayashi, Takamasa Sato, Satoshi Suzuki, Yoshihisa Akiomi, Kazuhiko Nakazato, Hitoshi Suzuki, Shu-Ichi Saitoh, Yasuchika Takeishi
High mitral inflow early (E) velocity to tissue Doppler E' ratio (E/E') and an E to late diastolic filling velocity ratio (E/A) are used to evaluate left ventricular (LV) diastolic function and filling pressure, but the usefulness of combined assessment of E/E' and E/A is not fully understood. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 1,266 patients who underwent echocardiography to assess cardiac function. Patients were grouped based on the values of E/E' (low E/E'<15, high E/E'≥15) and E/A (low E/A≤0...
March 22, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329461/cardiac-function-after-tetralogy-of-fallot-complete-atrioventricular-canal-repair
#17
Elizabeth H Stephens, Jennifer Tingo, Marc Najjar, Betul Yilmaz, Stéphanie Levasseur, Jeffrey D Dayton, Ralph S Mosca, Paul Chai, Jan M Quaegebeur, Emile A Bacha
BACKGROUND: Repair of complete atrioventricular canal (CAVC) with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is a challenging operation increasingly being performed as a complete, primary repair in infancy. Previous studies have focused on perioperative outcomes; however, midterm valve function, ventricular function, and residual obstruction have received little attention. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 20 patients who underwent CAVC/TOF repair (January 2005 to December 2014)...
March 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329451/preliminary-experience-with-the-use-of-an-extracellular-matrix-to-augment-the-native-pulmonary-valve-during-repair-of-tetralogy-of-fallot
#18
Anil Dharmapuram, Nagarajan Ramadoss, Sudeep Verma, Vejendla Gouthami, Ivatury Rao
BACKGROUND: During repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), when a transannular patch is needed in case of a small annulus and dysplastic pulmonary valve, we chose to reconstruct the right ventricular outflow tract by augmenting the divided anterior leaflet with an extracellular matrix (ECM) patch to produce a competent valve. In this study, we present our preliminary experience and early outcomes. METHODS: From March 2013 to December 2015, of the 206 patients who underwent primary repair of TOF, 52 required a transannular incision...
March 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329369/long-term-results-up-to-14-years-of-the-clover-technique-for-the-treatment-of-complex-tricuspid-valve-regurgitation%C3%A2
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Michele De Bonis, Elisabetta Lapenna, Stefania Di Sanzo, Benedetto Del Forno, Federico Pappalardo, Alessandro Castiglioni, Luca Vicentini, Alberto Pozzoli, Ilaria Giambuzzi, Azeem Latib, Davide Schiavi, Giovanni La Canna, Ottavio Alfieri
OBJECTIVES: To report the long-term results of the clover technique for the treatment of complex forms of tricuspid regurgitation (TR). METHODS: Ninety-six consecutive patients (mean age 60 ± 16.4, left ventricular ejection fraction 58 ± 8.8%) with severe or moderately-severe TR due to important leaflets prolapse/flail (81 patients), tethering (13 patients) or mixed (2 patients) lesions underwent clover repair combined with annuloplasty. The aetiology of TR was degenerative in 74 cases (77...
February 23, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329360/early-surgery-versus-conventional-treatment-for-asymptomatic-severe-aortic-regurgitation-with-normal-ejection-fraction-and-left-ventricular-dilatation
#20
Yin Wang, Weiwei Jiang, Junwei Liu, Geng Li, Yi Liu, Xingjian Hu, Nianguo Dong
OBJECTIVES: The management of patients with asymptomatic severe aortic regurgitation (AR) remains controversial. The aim of the present study was to assess and compare the clinical results between early surgery and conventional treatment for asymptomatic severe AR in patients with normal left ventricular (LV) systolic function and LV dilatation. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included 230 consecutive patients with severe AR with left ventricular ejection function (LVEF ≥50%) and left ventricular end-diastolic dimension (LVEDD >70 mm) from 2003 to 2014...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
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