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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147686/lipoprotein-a-associated-molecules-are-prominent-components-in-plasma-and-valve-leaflets-in-calcific-aortic-valve-stenosis
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Michael Torzewski, Amir Ravandi, Calvin Yeang, Andrea Edel, Rahul Bhindi, Stefan Kath, Laura Twardowski, Jens Schmid, Xiaohong Yang, Ulrich F W Franke, Joseph L Witztum, Sotirios Tsimikas
The LPA gene is the only monogenetic risk factor for calcific aortic valve stenosis (CAVS). Oxidized phospholipids (OxPL) and lysophosphatidic acid generated by autotaxin (ATX) from OxPL are pro-inflammatory. Aortic valve leaflets were categorized pathologically from Both ATX-apoB and ATX-apo(a) were measureable in plasma. Lp(a), autotaxin, OxPL and MDA epitopes progressively increased in immunostaining (p<0.001 for all). Six species of OxPL and LysoPA were identified following extraction from valve leaflets...
June 2017: JACC. Basic to Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146482/impaired-left-atrial-strain-as-a-predictor-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-after-aortic-valve-replacement-independently-of-left-atrial-size
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Guilherme Pessoa-Amorim, Jennifer Mancio, Luís Vouga, José Ribeiro, Vasco Gama, Nuno Bettencourt, Ricardo Fontes-Carvalho
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Left atrial dysfunction in aortic stenosis may precede atrial enlargement and predict the occurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF). To test this hypothesis, we assessed left atrial function and determined its impact on the incidence of AF after aortic valve replacement. METHODS: A total of 149 severe aortic stenosis patients (74±8.6 years, 51% men) with no prior AF were assessed using speckle-tracking echocardiography. Left atrial function was evaluated using peak atrial longitudinal strain (PALS), peak atrial contraction strain (PACS), and phasic left atrial volumes...
November 13, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142816/unilateral-pulmonary-edema-in-a-patient-with-worsening-tricuspid-valve-regurgitation-a-secret-inside-pulmonary-veins
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Elvira Resciniti, Ilaria Caso, Iside Scarfò, Giuseppe Di Pasquale, Giovanni La Canna
We present the case of a 69-year-old patient who was referred to the Department of Echocardiography for surgical treatment of severe tricuspid valve regurgitation (TVR) with advanced congestive heart failure. In 2013 the patient underwent unsuccessful percutaneous ablation for permanent atrial fibrillation. In 2015, following numerous episodes of atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure with left pleural effusion, the patient was admitted to another center. A transthoracic echocardiogram showed severe TVR and moderate precapillary pulmonary hypertension, confirmed at right cardiac catheterization...
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141531/statins-in-aortic-disease
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Vicky Tsigkou, Gerasimos Siasos, Eva Mpletsa, Maria-Paraskevi Panoilia, Aggeliki Papastavrou, Giorgos Kokosias, Evangelos Oikonomou, Marina Zaromitidou, Manolis Vavuranakis, Christodoulos Stefanadis, Dimitris Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies indicate that statins have also multiple beneficial actions (known as 'pleiotropic actions') on cardiovascular system through the improvement of endothelial dysfunction, inflammation, oxidative stress, increased arterial thrombosis, and the stabilization of the atherosclerotic plaque. Aortic disease primarily consists of aortic valve stenosis, aortic valve regurgitation, aneurysm disease, and genetic disorders such as Marfan syndrome, bicuspid aortic valve and aortic coarctation...
November 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137967/procedural-and-thirty-day-outcomes-following-transfemoral-implantation-of-the-fully-repositionable-and-retrievable-lotus-valve-without-routine-pre-dilatation-in-a-consecutive-patient-cohort-a-single-centre-experience
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Neil Ruparelia, Katharine Thomas, James D Newton, Kate Grebenik, Amar Keiralla, George Krasopoulos, Rana Sayeed, Adrian P Banning, Rajesh K Kharbanda
BACKGROUND / PURPOSE: The Lotus valve (Boston Scientific, Natick, MA, USA) is a contemporary transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) device that is fully repositionable and retrievable to aid implantation and optimise procedural results. The ability to implant the device without routine pre-dilatation is another possible advantage reducing associated risks and procedure times. The aim of this study is to report procedural and 30-day outcomes following TAVI in a consecutive patient group presenting with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis with the Lotus valve system without routine pre-dilatation...
November 4, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136138/calcific-aortic-valve-stenosis-hard-disease-in-the-heart-a-biomolecular-approach-towards-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Frederique E C M Peeters, Steven J R Meex, Marc R Dweck, Elena Aikawa, Harry J G M Crijns, Leon J Schurgers, Bas L J H Kietselaer
Calcific aortic valve stenosis (CAVS) is common in the ageing population and set to become an increasing economic and health burden. Once present, it inevitably progresses and has a poor prognosis in symptomatic patients. No medical therapies are proven to be effective in holding or reducing disease progression. Therefore, aortic valve replacement remains the only available treatment option. Improved knowledge of the mechanisms underlying disease progression has provided us with insights that CAVS is not a passive disease...
November 10, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131801/real-world-experience-using-the-acurate-neo%C3%A2-prosthesis-30-day-outcomes-of-1000-patients-enrolled-in-the-savi-tf-registry
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Helge Möllmann, Christian Hengstenberg, Michael Hilker, Sebastian Kerber, Ulrich Schäfer, Tanja Rudolph, Axel Linke, Norbert Franz, Thomas Kuntze, Holger Nef, Utz Kappert, Thomas Walther, Michael O Zembala, Stefan Toggweiler, Won-Keun Kim
AIMS: The aim of the SAVI-TF registry was to assess the safety and performance of the self-expanding ACURATE neoTM transfemoral transcatheter heart valve in a large patient population with severe aortic stenosis and to investigate if the outcomes obtained in the CE-mark cohort can be replicated in an unselected all-comers population. METHODS AND RESULTS: From October 2014 until April 2016, 1000 patients were enrolled in this prospective, European multicenter registry...
November 14, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131296/complete-percutaneous-approach-versus-surgical-access-in-transfemoral-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-results-from-a-multicenter-registry
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Janusz Kochman, Łukasz Kołtowski, Zenon Huczek, Bartosz Rymuza, Radosław Wilimski, Maciej Dąbrowski, Adam Witkowski, Marek Grygier, Anna Olasińska-Wiśniewska, Piotr Kubler, Krzysztof Reczuch, Radosław Parma, Andrzej Ochała, Dariusz Jagielak, Wacław Kochman, Eberhard Grube
BACKGROUND: Although the femoral approach is the most common route utilized in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) it still carries a substantial risk of severe bleeding and vascular complications. The aim of our study was to compare the safety and efficacy of the complete percutaneous (CPC) approach with surgical cutdown and closure (SCC) in TAVI patients. METHODS: The study population comprised 683 patients with severe aortic stenosis who underwent transfemoral TAVI...
November 13, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130619/a-feasibility-study-of-transaxillary-tavi-with-the-lotus-valve
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Sagar N Doshi, Sudhakar George, Chun Shing Kwok, Anthony Mechery, Mamas Mamas, Peter F Ludman, Jonathan N Townend, Moninder Bhabra
OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility of axillary transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) using the Lotus valve. BACKGROUND: TAVI is used to treat patients with severe aortic stenosis, with transfemoral (TF) access being the safest and most widely used route. In patients unsuitable for this, there are reports that the axillary artery may be safest alternative access route. The Lotus device is a fully retrievable 2nd generation transcatheter heart valve which is licensed for femoral and transaortic access...
November 11, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130612/caliber-and-fitness-of-the-axillary-artery-as-a-conduit-for-large-bore-cardiovascular-procedures
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Daniel M Arnett, James C Lee, Michael A Harms, Kathleen E Kearney, Mario Ramos, Bryn M Smith, Emily C Anderson, Rajiv Tayal, James M McCabe
OBJECTIVES: We sought to describe the caliber and vascular health of the subclavian and axillary arteries as related to their potential utilization in complex cardiovascular procedures. BACKGROUND: Patients referred for advanced catheter-based therapies frequently have lower extremity peripheral vascular disease that may prohibit the use of large bore arterial catheters. Utilization of the upper extremity peripheral vasculature is rarely considered as an alternative access strategy...
November 11, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129879/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-for-degenerated-19-mm-aortic-bioprosthetic-valve
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Kizuku Yamashita, Tomoyuki Fujita, Satsuki Fukushima, Yusuke Shimahara, Yuta Kume, Yorihiko Matsumoto, Naonori Kawamoto, Tatsuro Hitsumoto, Nobuyasu Ito, Yasuhiro Hamatani, Atsushi Okada, Hiroyuki Takahama, Makoto Amaki, Takuya Hasegawa, Yasuo Sugano, Hideaki Kanzaki, Toshihisa Anzai, Satoshi Yasuda, Junjiro Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: The valve-in-valve procedure, in which a transcatheter heart valve (THV) is implanted over a prosthetic valve, has been shown to be safe and therapeutically effective, depending on the size of the replacement valve.Methods and Results:We report 3 cases of successful valve-in-valve procedure to replace a degenerated 19-mm stented prosthetic aortic valve. Balloon-expanding THVs were implanted: 20-mm in the 1st case and 23-mm in the next 2. Aortic stenosis was almost completely resolved in all patients, who recovered promptly and without cardiac adverse events...
November 11, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128868/association-of-lpa-variants-with-aortic-stenosis-a-large-scale-study-using-diagnostic-and-procedural-codes-from-electronic-health-records
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Hao Yu Chen, Line Dufresne, Hannah Burr, Athithan Ambikkumar, Niko Yasui, Kevin Luk, Dilrini K Ranatunga, Rachel A Whitmer, Mark Lathrop, James C Engert, George Thanassoulis
Importance: Elevated lipoprotein(a) levels are a risk factor for aortic stenosis (AS). However, a large-scale replication of associations between LPA variants and AS, their interactions with risk factors, and the effect of multiple risk alleles is not well established. Objective: To replicate the association between LPA variants with AS and identify subgroups who are at higher risk of developing AS. Design, Setting, and Participants: This case-control study of AS included 44 703 individuals (3469 cases) 55 years or older who were enrolled in the Genetic Epidemiology Research on Aging cohort and who were members of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California health care delivery system...
November 12, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128473/transfemoral-aortic-valve-implantation-is-more-successful-with-the-edwards-sapien-3-compared-with-the-edwards-xt-for-the-treatment-of-symptomatic-severe-aortic-stenosis
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Birgid Gonska, Julia Seeger, Alexander Junker, Christoph Rodewald, Ulrike Trepte, Dominik Scharnbeck, Wolfgang Rottbauer, Jochen Wöhrle
BACKGROUND: Residual aortic regurgitation (AR) after transfemoral aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is associated with increased mortality. The new Edwards Sapien 3 valve (ES3) is designed to reduce paravalvular AR. AIM: To compare a new-generation and a late-generation balloon-expandable transcatheter heart valve. METHODS: In this study, 100 consecutive patients treated with the ES3 for symptomatic native severe aortic stenosis were compared with 100 consecutive patients treated with the Edwards Sapien XT valve (EXT); all valves were implanted via transfemoral access...
November 8, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128265/atrial-flutter-has-less-left-atrial-spontaneous-contrast-and-higher-left-atrial-appendage-emptying-velocity-compared-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Jennifer J Huang, Sridhar Reddy, Tam H Truong, Prakash Suryanarayana, Joseph S Alpert
BACKGROUND: The risk of stroke and thromboembolism in atrial fibrillation is established. There are clear guidelines in anticoagulation management of patient's with atrial fibrillation, however, the evidence surrounding the risk of thromboembolism in patients with atrial flutter is not as clear. We hypothesized that atrial flutter would have indicators of less risk for thromboembolism compared with atrial fibrillation on transesophageal echocardiography (TEE); thereby possibly leading to a lower stroke risk...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127709/pulmonary-damage-following-right-ventricular-outflow-tachycardia-ablation-in-a-child-when-electroanatomical-mapping-isn-t-good-enough
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Neha Bansal, Daisuke Kobayashi, Peter P Karpawich
A 14-year-old female was referred for severe pulmonary valve insufficiency after undergoing radiofrequency ablation for a right ventricular outflow tract tachycardia that originated in the proximal pulmonary artery at 10 years of age. Clinical records indicated that ablation was guided solely by electrograms and electroanatomical mapping. Due to myocardial tissue extensions, mapping failed to identify the level of the pulmonary valve annulus, which resulted in delivery of energy on the valve proper and into the pulmonary artery...
November 11, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126689/the-feasibility-and-impact-of-routine-combined-limited-transthoracic-echocardiography-and-lung-ultrasound-on-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-admitted-to-icu-a-prospective-observational-study
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Kavi Haji, Darsim Haji, David J Canty, Alistair G Royse, Dhaksha Tharmaraj, Meor Azraee, Lynda Hopkins, Collin F Royse
OBJECTIVES: Limited transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and lung ultrasound increasingly is performed in the intensive care unit (ICU), though used in a goal-directed rather than routine manner. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTINGS: Tertiary ICU. PARTICIPANTS: Ninety-three critically ill participants within 24 hours of admission to ICU. METHODS: A treating intensivist documented a clinical diagnosis and management plan before and after combined limited TTE and lung ultrasound...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124471/clinical-outcome-and-functional-characteristics-of-patients-with-asymptomatic-low-flow-low-gradient-severe-aortic-stenosis-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-are-closer-to-high-gradient-severe-than-to-moderate-aortic-stenosis
#17
Mohammad Kavianipour, Amir Farkhooy, Frank A Flachskampf
Asymptomatic "paradoxic" severe low-flow low-gradient aortic stenosis with preserved ejection fraction (PAS) constitutes a challenging condition where the optimal management and follow-up remain elusive. We evaluated the clinical outcome in patients with PAS as compared to asymptomatic patients with moderate (MAS) or classical severe aortic stenosis (CAS). Consecutive asymptomatic moderate or severe aortic stenosis patients without concomitant other heart or lung disease (n = 121) were invited. Participants (n = 74) were assigned to three subgroups with regard to degree of aortic stenosis: MAS (n = 25), CAS (n = 22) and PAS (n = 27)...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122894/dyspnoea-in-lupus
#18
Jeremy Fleri Soler, Andrew Borg, Cecilia Mercieca
A 32-year-old woman suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus presented with a 6-week history of progressive dyspnoea and pleuritic chest pain. Examination was normal apart from reduced air entry at the lung bases.Arterial blood gases showed hypoxaemia and chest X-ray revealed raised hemidiaphragms without any pleural effusions. Lung function showed a restrictive pathology while high-resolution chest CT and CT pulmonary angiogram were negative. Echocardiography showed normal ventricular diameters and no pericardial effusion...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122274/frequency-and-significance-of-intravascular-hemolysis-before-and-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis
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Tsung-Yu Ko, Mao-Shin Lin, Lung-Chun Lin, Ying-Ju Liu, Chih-Fan Yeh, Ching-Chang Huang, Ying-Hsien Chen, Yih-Sharng Chen, Hsien-Li Kao
Intravascular hemolysis (IVH) has been identified in patients with surgical prosthetic valves, but few have been reported after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). We conducted a prospective analysis of 64 TAVI patients. The hemolysis profiles were collected at baseline and 6 months after TAVI. The echocardiography was performed at baseline and 6 months after TAVI. There are 14 patients (21.9%) with IVH before and 24(37.5%) after TAVI. The serum haptoglobin values before and 6 months after TAVI are 126...
October 10, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121921/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-and-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-among-hospitalized-patients-with-and-without-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-spain-2014-2015
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Manuel Mendez-Bailon, Noel Lorenzo-Villalba, Nuria Muñoz-Rivas, Jose Maria de Miguel-Yanes, Javier De Miguel-Diez, Josep Comín-Colet, Valentin Hernandez-Barrera, Rodrigo Jimenez-Garcia, Ana Lopez-de-Andres
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is strongly related to the in-hospital and short-term prognosis in patients with cardiovascular diseases needing surgical or invasive interventions. How T2DM might influence the treatment of aortic stenosis (AS) has not been completely elucidated for surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) or transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The aims of this study were: (1) to describe the use of aortic valve replacement procedures (TAVI and SAVR) among hospitalized patients with and without T2DM; and (2) to identify factors associated with in hospital mortality (IHM) among patients undergoing these procedures...
November 9, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
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