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Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis

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
Aria Mahtabfar, Hamoon Eshraghi, Melroy D'Souza, William Berrigan, Kathleen Casey
Background: Infectious endocarditis (IE) typically occurs in the setting of intravenous drug use, prosthetic heart valves, or rheumatic heart disease. However, there are a few reports of IE occurring in the setting of immunosuppression secondary to cancer and/or chemotherapy. Here, we present a case of a cancer patient who developed anterior spinal artery (ASA) syndrome secondary to a septic embolus from IE. Case Presentation: A 78-year-old male with a history of gastroesophageal cancer treated with chemotherapy and radiation presented to the hospital after a fall at home...
2018: Case Reports in Medicine
In-Cheol Kim, Suyon Chang, Geu-Ru Hong, Seung Hyun Lee, Sak Lee, Jong-Won Ha, Byung-Chul Chang, Young Jin Kim, Chi Young Shim
BACKGROUND: Recent evolution of cardiac computed tomography (CT) provides useful information about valvular and perivalvular structures. We compared the diagnostic performance of CT and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) with applications of 3-dimensional reconstruction in detecting vegetation and intracardiac complications in patients with infective endocarditis (IE). METHODS AND RESULTS: Seventy-five patients (53 men; age, 58±15 years) with definite IE who underwent TEE and CT with 3-dimensional reconstruction within 3 days were analyzed...
March 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
Thomas Ratschiller, Sames-Dolzer Eva, Wolfgang Schimetta, Patrick Paulus, Hannes Müller, Andreas Zierer, Rudolf Mair
OBJECTIVE: Autograft dilatation is the main long-term complication following the Ross procedure using the freestanding root replacement technique. We reviewed our 25-year experience with the Ross procedure with a special emphasis on valve-sparing reoperations. METHODS: From 1991 to 2016, 153 patients (29.6 ± 16.6 years; 29.4% pediatric) underwent a Ross operation at our institution with implantation of the autograft as freestanding root replacement. The follow-up is 98...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
S Aguadé Bruix, A Roque Pérez, H Cuéllar Calabria, M N Pizzi
Infective endocarditis (IE) is a serious pathology with a poor prognosis, whose mortality has not changed significantly despite advances in its diagnosis and treatment in the last 30years. The diagnostic capacity of the modified Duke criteria in prosthetic endocarditis and/or devices does not exceed 50%, so new tools are necessary for the diagnosis of this entity in this context. The18 F-FDG PET/CTA combines a highly sensitive technique to detect inflammatory-infectious activity and a technique with high anatomical resolution to assess the structural lesions associated with endocarditis...
February 26, 2018: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
Haruo Yamauchi, Minoru Ono
Aortic root replacement with a cryopreserved allograft aortic valve is effective for active infectious endocarditis and prosthetic valve endocarditis, especially with a perivalvular abscess, since an allograft seems to be resistant to infection by maintaining viable cells under the process of programmed freezing. From December 1998 to March 2017, aortic root replacement with allograft aortic valves were performed in 38 patients in the University of Tokyo. The in-hospital mortality was 18%, the 5-year survival rate was 68%, and the 5-year freedom rate of reoperation was 75%...
January 2018: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
Daniel García-Arribas, Isidre Vilacosta, Aida Ortega Candil, Cristina Rodríguez Rey, Carmen Olmos, María Jesús Pérez Castejón, David Vivas, Carlos Nicolás Pérez-García, Manuel Carnero-Alcázar, Cristina Fernández-Pérez, Luis Maroto, José Luis Carreras
OBJECTIVE: Infection of valved aortic grafts is a rare entity whose diagnosis remains challenging. Positron emission tomography (PET)/CT has become a criterion for the diagnosis of infective endocarditis (IE) in prosthetic valves, but its role on ascending aortic graft infections remains unclear. This study aims to assess the diagnostic value of PET/CT in patients with valved aortic graft infection. METHODS: 12 episodes with a valved aortic graft who had undergone a PET/CT due to suspicion of IE were prospectively included (group I) and compared with five controls free of infection who underwent PET/CT for other reasons (group II)...
February 22, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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 2018: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Nurhayat Ozkan Sevencan, Serkan Bakirdogen, Adem Adar, Burcak Kayhan
Suttonella indologenes is a Gram-negative, aerobic coccobacillus of Cardiobacteriaceae family and its natural habitat is the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory system. The literature includes limited number of case reports concerning fatal endocarditis due to infection in the prosthetic heart valves caused by the aforementioned microorganism. However, there is no information on extracardiac involvement due to this microorganism. Here, we present a peritonitis case caused by Suttonella indologenes in a patient receiving continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Young Woong Kim, Sung-Ho Jung, Suk Jung Choo, Cheol Hyun Chung, Jae Won Lee, Joon Bum Kim
Background: Prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) is a serious complication of cardiac valve replacement, and many patients with PVE require reoperation. The aim of this study was to review our institutional 20-year experience of surgical reoperative valve replacement in patients with PVE. Methods: A retrospective study was performed on 84 patients (mean age, 54.8±12.7 years; 51 males) who were diagnosed with PVE and underwent reoperative valve replacement from January 1995 to December 2016...
February 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Alfonso Campanile, Guido Tavazzi, Francesco Caprioglio, Fausto Rigo
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis (IE) is still a condition with high mortality and morbidity, especially in the elderly, and in patients with prosthetic valves. The concept of "time-to-therapy" plays a key role for the prompt management of IE and related complications, and the currently available multimodality imaging may play a key role in this setting. Myocardial ischemia due to extrinsic coronary compression from an aortic abscess is an extremely rare condition where the optimal therapeutic strategy has not been defined yet...
February 9, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Nishant Saran, Sameh M Said, Hartzell V Schaff, Simon Maltais, John M Stulak, Kevin L Greason, Richard C Daly, Alberto Pochettino, Katherine S King, Joseph A Dearani
OBJECTIVES: Given the paucity of available literature, we sought to evaluate the mechanisms of tricuspid regurgitation and the outcomes of tricuspid valve surgery in the presence of permanent pacemakers. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 622 adult patients who underwent tricuspid valve surgery in the presence of permanent pacemakers between January 1993 and December 2013. Those with prosthetic tricuspid valve or tricuspid valve endocarditis and those undergoing concomitant heart transplant were excluded (n = 23)...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Joseph L Blackshear
Gastrointestinal bleeding with severe aortic stenosis was originally described in the 1950s by Heyde, although for years, the association was debated. Further discovery of mechanisms and the ubiquity and severity of acquired von Willebrand syndrome in the left ventricular assist device therapy have removed any doubts. At this time, gastrointestinal bleeding from intestinal angiodysplasia in patients with turbulence-related proteolysis of the highest molecular weight multimers of von Willebrand factor is now known to occur in patients with aortic stenosis, and also subaortic obstruction and associated mitral insufficiency in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, isolated mitral and aortic insufficiency, endocarditis, and in patients with prosthetic valve dysfunction, either from stenosis or insufficiency...
February 3, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
Frédérique Gouriet, Hervé Tissot-Dupont, Jean-Paul Casalta, Sandrine Hubert, Pierre-Edouard Fournier, Sophie Edouard, Alexis Theron, Hubert Lepidi, Dominique Grisoli, Gilbert Habib, Didier Raoult
Despite advances in medical, surgical, and critical care, infective endocarditis (IE) remains associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. We evaluated the performance of the Marseille score, including clinical data and biological tests obtained within 2 h, to identify patients at high risk of IE in order to initiate early antimicrobial treatment. This was secondarily confirmed using modified ESC criteria combined with molecular testing and (18)fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography as diagnostic tools...
February 3, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Fredrik Lindell, Bo Söderquist, Kristina Sundman, Lars Olaison, Jan Källman
Propionibacterium spp. are a rare cause of infective endocarditis (IE). The diagnosis is difficult because the bacteria are slow-growing and growth in blood cultures is often misinterpreted as contamination from the skin flora. The aim of this study was to describe all cases of Propionibacterium spp. endocarditis in the Swedish national registry of IE. The registry was searched for all cases of IE from 1995 to 2016 caused by Propionibacterium spp. Data concerning clinical characteristics, treatment, and outcome were registered...
January 29, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Laurens E Swart, Asbjørn M Scholtens, Wilco Tanis, Koen Nieman, Ad J J C Bogers, Fred J Verzijlbergen, Gabriel P Krestin, Jolien W Roos-Hesselink, Ricardo P J Budde
The timely diagnosis of prosthetic heart valve endocarditis remains challenging yet of utmost importance. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18 F-FDG) positron emission/computed tomography (PET/CT) and cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA) were recently introduced as additional diagnostic tools in the most recent ESC guidelines on infective endocarditis. However, how to interpret PET/CT findings with regard to what is to be considered abnormal, what the potential confounders may be, as well as which patients benefit most from these additional imaging techniques and how to best perform them in these often-complex patients, remains unclear...
January 16, 2018: European Heart Journal
Ümit Yaşar Sinan, Burcu Dirlik Serim, Rukiye Yıldırım, Özge Çetinarslan, Mehmet Serdar Küçükoğlu
Infective endocarditis (IE) is an infectious disease that affects the endothelium of the large intrathoracic vessels, heart valves, and intra-cardiac foreign body material. A 20-year-old woman was admitted to the cardiology department with complaints of fever and palpitations. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a bicuspid aortic valve, aortic root enlargement, and aortic coarctation. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed a bicuspid aortic valve, but there was no vegetation. Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus was identified on a blood culture...
January 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
Andreas Schaefer, Jannis Dickow, Gerhard Schoen, Sumi Westhofen, Lisa Kloss, Tarik Al-Saydali, Hermann Reichenspurner, Sebastian A Philipp, Christian Detter
BACKGROUND: Current retrospective evidence suggests similar clinical and superior hemodynamic outcomes of the Sorin Freedom Solo stentless aortic valve (SFS) (LivaNova PLC, London, UK) compared to the Carpentier Edwards Perimount stented aortic valve (CEP) (Edwards Lifesciences Inc., Irvine, California, USA). To date, no reports exist describing case-matched long-term outcomes and analysis for treatment of native valve endocarditis (NVE). METHODS: From 2004 through 2014, 77 consecutive patients (study group, 59...
2018: PloS One
Bruce M Jones, Roby M Hersey, Irwin J Trestman, Christopher M Bland
Advancements in rapid diagnostics have helped to identify nutritionally variant streptococci (NVS) as an increasing cause of infective endocarditis. This case report highlights the challenges in susceptibility testing and the importance of appropriate empiric treatment for Granulicatella adiacens, as well as considerations for future practice guideline recommendations. Guidelines for treatment of IE caused by NVS are currently limited to patients with native valve disease. We present a patient with presumed prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Granulicatella adiacens, with clinically relevant resistance to recommended first-line agents (penicillin and ceftriaxone), who was successfully treated with 8 weeks of intravenous (IV) vancomycin...
January 9, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
Adriaan W Schneider, Hein Putter, Mark G Hazekamp, Eduard R Holman, Eline F Bruggemans, Michel I M Versteegh, Martin J Schalij, Rens R B Varkevisser, Robert J M Klautz, Jerry Braun
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to provide predictive data on the performance of the Freestyle stentless bioprosthesis that can be used to support and improve the shared decision-making process of prosthetic valve choice for aortic valve replacement. METHODS: Between 1993 and 2014, 604 patients received the Freestyle stentless bioprosthesis (143 subcoronary, 58 root inclusion and 403 full-root replacement). Perioperative data were collected retrospectively, and follow-up data were collected prospectively from 2015...
January 6, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
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