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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110071/living-nano-micro-fibrous-woven-fabric-hydrogel-composite-scaffolds-for-heart-valve-engineering
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Shaohua Wu, Bin Duan, Xiaohong Qin, Jonathan T Butcher
: Regeneration and repair of injured or diseased heart valves remains a clinical challenge. Tissue engineering provides a promising treatment approach to facilitate living heart valve repair and regeneration. Three-dimensional (3D) biomimetic scaffolds that possess heterogeneous and anisotropic features that approximate those of native heart valve tissue are beneficial to the successful in vitro development of tissue engineered heart valves (TEHV). Here we report the development and characterization of a novel composite scaffold consisting of nano- and micro-scale fibrous woven fabrics and 3D hydrogels by using textile techniques combined with bioactive hydrogel formation...
January 18, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109966/misconceptions-and-facts-about-aortic-stenosis
#2
REVIEW
Edgar Argulian, Stephan Windecker, Franz H Messerli
Aortic stenosis is the most common valvular heart disease leading to intervention and it is typically a disease of the elderly. Recent clinical advances have expanded the role of transcatheter aortic valve intervention in patients with severe aortic stenosis making aortic valve intervention feasible and effective even in patients at intermediate, high and prohibitive surgical risk. With the rapid advances in treatment proper diagnosis becomes crucial for a wide range of patients with aortic stenosis: from 'concordant' high-gradient aortic stenosis to 'discordant' low-gradient aortic stenosis...
January 18, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109921/coronary-artery-pet-mr-imaging-feasibility-limitations-and-solutions
#3
Philip M Robson, Marc R Dweck, Maria Giovanna Trivieri, Ronan Abgral, Nicolas A Karakatsanis, Johanna Contreras, Umesh Gidwani, Jagat P Narula, Valentin Fuster, Jason C Kovacic, Zahi A Fayad
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to describe the authors' initial experience with combined coronary artery positron emission tomographic (PET) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging using (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) and (18)F-sodium fluoride ((18)F-NaF) radiotracers, describe common problems and their solutions, and demonstrate the feasibility of coronary PET/MR imaging in appropriate patients. BACKGROUND: Recently, PET imaging has been applied to the aortic valve and regions of atherosclerosis...
January 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109865/a-survey-of-membrane-receptor-regulation-in-valvular-interstitial-cells-cultured-under-mechanical-stresses
#4
Mir S Ali, Xinmei Wang, Carla M R Lacerda
Degenerative valvular diseases have been linked to the action of abnormal forces on valve tissues during each cardiac cycle. It is now accepted that the degenerative behavior of valvular cells can be induced mechanically in vitro. This approach of in vitro modeling of valvular cells in culture constitutes a powerful tool to study, characterize, and develop predictors of heart valve degeneration in vivo. Using such in vitro systems, we expect to determine the exact signaling mechanisms that trigger and mediate propagation of degenerative signals...
January 18, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109383/portico-sheathless-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-via-distal-axillary-artery
#5
Giuseppe Bruschi, Paola Colombo, Luca Botta, Stefano Nava, Bruno Merlanti, Oriana Belli, Francesco Musca, Francesco Soriano, Claudio F Russo, Fabrizio Oliva
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation has been designed to treat older patients affected by severe aortic stenosis who are considered high-risk surgical candidates because of multiple comorbidities. The least invasive approach for transcatheter aortic valves implantation should be considered the transfemoral retrograde route, because it is minimally invasive and is feasible with local anesthesia and mild sedation. Despite significant technical improvements in recent years, the transfemoral approach is contraindicated in cases of severe peripheral artery disease...
February 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109120/real-time-3-dimensional-echocardiographic-assessment-of-effective-regurgitant-orifice-area-in-dogs-with-myxomatous-mitral-valve-disease
#6
A Tidholm, A Bodegård-Westling, K Höglund, J Häggström, I Ljungvall
BACKGROUND: Effective regurgitant orifice area (EROA), calculated from the vena contracta width (VCW) as the narrowest portion of the proximal regurgitant jet, might be used to estimate severity of mitral regurgitation. However, this simplified assumption only holds when the EROA is circular, which might not be true in dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD). HYPOTHESIS: Effective regurgitant orifice area in dogs with MMVD is noncircular, and using color Doppler real-time 3-dimensional (RT3D) echocardiography, measured EROA in the en face view will be significantly different from calculated EROA...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106967/mitral-valve-repair-and-aortic-valve-replacement-with-sutureless-prosthesis-implantation-through-a-right-minithoracotomy
#7
Antonio Lio, Antonio Miceli, Matteo Ferrarini, Mattia Glauber
Little experience exists in minimally invasive treatment of double-valve disease. In this report, we present a minimally invasive approach for mitral and aortic valve disease through a minithoracotomy in the 3rd intercostal space with a sutureless aortic prosthesis implantation.
December 14, 2016: Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery: MMCTS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106961/optimal-surgical-mitral-valve-repair-in-barlow-s-disease-the-concept-of-functional-prolapse
#8
Rjm Klautz, A Tomi, M Palmen, T J van Brakel, Patrick Perier
Barlow's disease presents the most severe form of degenerative mitral valve disease as it normally affects various valvular structures and segments. We discuss the technical aspects of mitral valve repair in this setting. Furthermore, the concept of "functional prolapse" of the mitral valve is discussed as well as recommendations on when to proceed with surgical correction of anterior leaflet prolapse.
December 6, 2016: Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery: MMCTS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106619/video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-in-patients-with-previous-sternotomy-and-cardiac-surgery
#9
Derek R Serna-Gallegos, Heather E Merry, Robert J McKenna
OBJECTIVE: Although video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy has become a standard approach for early-stage 1 lung cancer, concerns exist regarding potential damage to the heart or bypass grafts when VATS is performed after cardiac surgery via median sternotomy. We could find only case reports regarding VATS lobectomy after sternotomy for cardiac surgery. Therefore, we reviewed our series of patients who underwent VATS anatomic resections after sternotomy for cardiac surgery. METHODS: Between 1996 and 2010, there were 87 patients who underwent 88 pulmonary resections after sternotomy for coronary artery bypass grafting (64), valve replacement or repair (12), coronary artery bypass graft and valve replacement (6), and transplant (5)...
January 19, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106022/complicated-left-sided-infective-endocarditis-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients-a-case-report
#10
Öykü Gülmez, Mehtap Aydın
Infective endocarditis (IE) is a serious infectious condition with high morbidity and mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). It has been particularly associated with recurrent bacteremia due to vascular access via lumen catheters. The most common pathogen is Staphylococcus (S.) aureus, and most affected valve is mitral valve, which frequently calcified. Two patients with ESRD who received hemodialysis treatment via tunneled catheters, aged 56 and 88 years, were admitted with fever and high troponin level...
January 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105998/simultaneous-transfemoral-aortic-and-transseptal-mitral-valve-replacement-utilising-sapien-3-valves-in-native-aortic-and-mitral-valves
#11
Mohammad Bashir, Gardar Sigurdsson, Phillip A Horwitz, Firas Zahr
AIMS: Concomitant severe calcific aortic and mitral stenosis is a relatively uncommon but very challenging valvular heart disease to manage. We sought to evaluate the feasibility of a fully percutaneous approach to replace both stenotic native mitral and aortic valves using SAPIEN 3 valves. METHODS AND RESULTS: An 87-year-old woman with chronic kidney disease stage 3, pul-monary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a permanent pacemaker, and atrial fibrillation was referred with Class III heart failure symptoms...
January 20, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105540/echocardiographic-assessment-of-long-term-hemodynamic-characteristics-of-mechanical-mitral-valve-prostheses-with-different-mitral-valvular-diseases
#12
Xiliang Zhu, Qian Li, Hong Tang, Xijun Xiao
Mitral stenosis (MS) and mitral insufficiency (MI) have different pre-operative hemodynamic characteristics. However, it is unclear if there are differences in long-term echocardiographic characteristics of MS and MI patients after mechanical mitral valve replacement. This study is to compare long-term echocardiographic results of mechanical mitral valve prostheses between MS and MI patients. From January 2003 to January 2009, a total of 199 consecutive patients were recruited in this study. Patients were classified as group MS (n = 123) and MI (n = 76) according to the manifestation of mitral valvular disease...
January 19, 2017: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104807/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-new-hope-in-the-management-of-valvular-heart-disease
#13
REVIEW
Sofia Metaxa, Adam Ioannou, Constantinos G Missouris
Severe calcific aortic stenosis is relatively common, and unless treated with valve replacement it carries an adverse prognosis. A large number of patients, however, are denied surgery due to their advanced age or coexistent medical conditions that increase perioperative cardiovascular risks. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), a technique in which a bioprosthetic valve is inserted via a catheter and implanted within the diseased native aortic valve, is a new therapeutic modality for treatment of older patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis and other comorbidities, who have an inherently high surgical risk...
January 19, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104716/source-3-registry-design-and-30-day-results-of-the-european-post-approval-registry-of-the-latest-generation-of-the-sapien-3tm-transcatheter-heart-valve
#14
Olaf Wendler, Gerhard Schymik, Hendrik Treede, Helmut Baumgartner, Nicolas Dumonteil, Leo Ihlberg, Franz-Josef Neumann, Giuseppe Tarantini, José L Zamorano, Alec Vahanian
BACKGROUND: -The SOURCE 3 Registry is a European multicentre, observational registry of the latest generation of transcatheter heart valve, the SAPIEN 3(TM) (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA/USA). Its purpose is to document outcomes of clinical safety and performance after European approval was given. METHODS: -In this manuscript we present the 30-day outcome of the SOURCE 3 Registry. All data is self-reported and all participating centres have committed to support their consecutive experience with the SAPIEN 3(TM) transcatheter heart valve, dependent on patients consent, before the start of the study...
January 19, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104572/progressive-heart-disease-in-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-i-mice-may-be-mediated-by-increased-cathepsin-b-activity
#15
Guilherme Baldo, Angela Maria Vicente Tavares, Esteban Gonzalez, Edina Poletto, Fabiana Quoos Mayer, Ursula da Silveira Matte, Roberto Giugliani
Mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I) is a lysosomal disorder characterized by a deficiency of alpha-L-iduronidase and storage of undegraded glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). Clinical findings of the disease include heart failure, and patients often need valve replacement. It has been shown that, later in life, MPS I mice develop those abnormalities, but to date, there have not been studies on the progression and pathogenesis of the disease. Therefore, in the present study, we evaluated heart function in normal and MPS I male mice from 2 to 8 months of age...
January 6, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102444/patients-with-bicuspid-and-tricuspid-aortic-valve-exhibit-distinct-regional-microrna-signatures-in-mildly-dilated-ascending-aorta
#16
Sebastian Albinsson, Alessandro Della Corte, Azra Alajbegovic, Katarzyna K Krawczyk, Ciro Bancone, Umberto Galderisi, Marilena Cipollaro, Marisa De Feo, Amalia Forte
MicroRNAs are able to modulate gene expression in a range of diseases. We focused on microRNAs as potential contributors to the pathogenesis of ascending aorta (AA) dilatation in patients with stenotic tricuspid (TAV) or bicuspid aortic valve (BAV). Aortic specimens were collected from the 'concavity' and the 'convexity' of mildly dilated AAs and of normal AAs from heart transplant donors. Aortic RNA was analyzed through PCR arrays, profiling the expression of 84 microRNAs involved in cardiovascular disease...
January 19, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100876/primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-followed-by-valve-surgery-for-acute-coronary-syndrome-at-left-main-trunk-complicated-with-severe-aortic-stenosis
#17
Akira Shikuma, Jun Shiraishi, Kazunari Okawa, Masaki Yashige, Keisuke Shoji, Daisuke Ito, Masayoshi Kimura, Eigo Kishita, Yusuke Nakagawa, Masayuki Hyogo, Akiyuki Takahashi, Takahisa Sawada
An 89-year-old woman appeared to have acute coronary syndrome at the left main trunk (LMT) complicated with severe aortic stenosis, moderate-severe mitral regurgitation, depressed left ventricular (LV) function, and multivessel disease. Because of sustained hypotension even under intra-aortic balloon pumping support during emergency coronary angiograhy, we performed primary percutaneous coronary intervention solely for the LMT lesion using a bare metal stent, leading to recovery from the shock state. On the second hospital day, based on our heart-team consensus, we performed aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass grafting surgery, and added edge-to-edge repair (Alfieri stitch) of the mitral valve, resulting in complete revascularization and dramatically improved LV function...
January 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100277/stress-echo-2020-the-international-stress-echo-study-in-ischemic-and-non-ischemic-heart-disease
#18
Eugenio Picano, Quirino Ciampi, Rodolfo Citro, Antonello D'Andrea, Maria Chiara Scali, Lauro Cortigiani, Iacopo Olivotto, Fabio Mori, Maurizio Galderisi, Marco Fabio Costantino, Lorenza Pratali, Giovanni Di Salvo, Eduardo Bossone, Francesco Ferrara, Luna Gargani, Fausto Rigo, Nicola Gaibazzi, Giuseppe Limongelli, Giuseppe Pacileo, Maria Grazia Andreassi, Bruno Pinamonti, Laura Massa, Marco A R Torres, Marcelo H Miglioranza, Clarissa Borguezan Daros, José Luis de Castro E Silva Pretto, Branko Beleslin, Ana Djordjevic-Dikic, Albert Varga, Attila Palinkas, Gergely Agoston, Dario Gregori, Paolo Trambaiolo, Sergio Severino, Ayana Arystan, Marco Paterni, Clara Carpeggiani, Paolo Colonna
BACKGROUND: Stress echocardiography (SE) has an established role in evidence-based guidelines, but recently its breadth and variety of applications have extended well beyond coronary artery disease (CAD). We lack a prospective research study of SE applications, in and beyond CAD, also considering a variety of signs in addition to regional wall motion abnormalities. METHODS: In a prospective, multicenter, international, observational study design, > 100 certified high-volume SE labs (initially from Italy, Brazil, Hungary, and Serbia) will be networked with an organized system of clinical, laboratory and imaging data collection at the time of physical or pharmacological SE, with structured follow-up information...
January 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099179/traditional-sternotomy-versus-minimally-invasive-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-stratified-by-ejection-fraction
#19
Tom C Nguyen, Vinod H Thourani, Justin Q Pham, Yelin Zhao, Matthew D Terwelp, Prakash Balan, Daniel Ocazionez, Catalin Loghin, Richard W Smalling, Anthony L Estrera, Joseph Lamelas
OBJECTIVE: Low ejection fraction (EF < 40%) portends adverse outcomes in patients undergoing valvular heart surgery. The role of traditional median sternotomy aortic valve replacement (SAVR) compared with minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (MIAVR) in this cohort remains incompletely understood. METHODS: A multi-institutional retrospective review of 1503 patients who underwent SAVR (n = 815) and MIAVR via right anterior thoracotomy (n = 688) from 2011 to 2014 was performed...
January 17, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097522/severe-aortic-valve-stenosis-in-adults-is-associated-with-increased-levels-of-circulating-intermediate-monocytes
#20
Bernd Hewing, Sebastian Chi-Diep Au, Antje Ludwig, Rena Ellerbroek, Phillip van Dijck, Lisa Hartmann, Herko Grubitzsch, Carolin Giannini, Michael Laule, Verena Stangl, Gert Baumann, Karl Stangl
Individual monocyte subsets have been associated with atherosclerotic disease, but their distribution has not been evaluated in aortic valve stenosis (AS) so far. In the present study, we have asked whether levels of the circulating intermediate monocyte subset are increased in AS. Classical (CD14++CD16-), intermediate (CD14++CD16+), and non-classical (CD14+CD16++) CD86-positive monocytes and monocyte activation (intensity of CD11b expression) were determined by flow cytometry in peripheral blood of patients with severe AS (n = 100) and matched AS-free controls (n = 75)...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
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