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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515742/the-use-of-intraoperative-epiaortic-ultrasonography-in-monitoring-patients-over-75-years-old-treated-with-aortic-valve-replacement
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Tomasz Niklewski, Michał Zembala, Dariusz Puszczewicz, Paweł Nadziakiewicz, Wojciech Karolak, Marian Zembala
INTRODUCTION: Epiaortic ultrasound scanning (EAS) extended the use of ultrasound to the intraoperative diagnosis of aortic pathology. Surgical palpation of the ascending aorta underestimates the presence and severity of atherosclerotic plaques. Epiaortic ultrasound scanning has been used as an adjunct to transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) or as a primary direct diagnostic tool for imaging the ascending aorta as well as the aortic arch, which gained prominence as part of a multipronged intraoperative strategy to reduce atherosclerotic emboli...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511925/total-correction-of-tetralogy-of-fallot-at-early-age-a-study-of-183-cases
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Mohamed Alassal, Bedir M Ibrahim, Hany M Elrakhawy, Magdy Hassenien, Sameh Sayed, Magdy Elshazly, Nabil Elsadeck
BACKGROUND: Opinions regarding the optimal time for the repair of tetralogy of Fallot vary. A debate also exists about the timing of repair for the asymptomatic infant. METHODS: This study included 183 patients with tetralogy of Fallot. All patients were subjected to clinical examination with measurement of oxygen saturation, 12-lead ECG, plain chest x-ray, and complete laboratory investigation. Echocardiography and cardiac catheterisation were indicated if there was an inability to reach diagnosis by echocardiography, suspicion of coronary anomaly, evaluation of distal pulmonary arteries or suspicion of major aorto-pulmonary collaterals...
April 27, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511326/-comparison-of-aortic-annular-diameter-defined-by-different-measurement-mordalities-before-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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R X Qi, X D You, Z X Pu, Q Yang, Z X Huang, L M Zhou, P T Huang
Objective: To compare aortic annular diameter measured by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), and multislice computed tomography (MSCT) in patients with severe aortic stenosis, and to evaluate the impact on selection of prosthetic valve type in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Methods: Clinical data of 138 patients with severe aortic stenosis referred for TAVI between January 2014 and June 2016 in our hospital were retrospectively analyzed.The difference of aortic annular diameter measured by TTE, TEE, and MSCT were compared...
May 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471977/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-left-ventricular-pseudoaneurysm-a-retrospective-study-in-a-single-center-of-china
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Xu Meng, Yan-Kun Yang, Kun-Qi Yang, Ying Zhang, Pei-Pei Lu, Peng Fan, Li-Hong Ma, Xian-Liang Zhou
Left ventricular (LV) pseudoaneurysm is a fatal and rare condition with a high risk of rupture. The symptoms are nonspecific and diagnosis is often delayed. The purpose of this study is to analysis a series of cases in our institution.Between March 2009 and April 2016, 10 patients (5 males and 5 females) with LV pseudoaneurysm were retrospectively enrolled. Clinical information, diagnostic imaging modalities, treatment, and outcomes were evaluated.The mean age was 58.2 ± 11.0 years (28-71 years). The common symptoms were chest pain (3 cases), dyspnea (3 cases), and syncope (2 cases)...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457950/practical-determination-of-aortic-valve-calcium-volume-score-on-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-prior-to-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-and-impact-on-paravalvular-regurgitation-elucidating-optimal-threshold-cutoffs
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Nicolas Bettinger, Omar K Khalique, Joseph M Krepp, Nadira B Hamid, David J Bae, Todd C Pulerwitz, Ming Liao, Rebecca T Hahn, Torsten P Vahl, Tamim M Nazif, Isaac George, Martin B Leon, Andrew J Einstein, Susheel K Kodali
BACKGROUND: The threshold for the optimal computed tomography (CT) number in Hounsfield Units (HU) to quantify aortic valvular calcium on contrast-enhanced scans has not been standardized. Our aim was to find the most accurate threshold to predict paravalvular regurgitation (PVR) after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). METHODS: 104 patients who underwent TAVR with the CoreValve prosthesis were studied retrospectively. Luminal attenuation (LA) in HU was measured at the level of the aortic annulus...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428218/gain-of-function-mutation-in-filamin-a-potentiates-platelet-integrin-%C3%AE-iib%C3%AE-3-activation
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Eliane Berrou, Frédéric Adam, Marilyne Lebret, Virginie Planche, Patricia Fergelot, Odile Issertial, Isabelle Coupry, Jean-Claude Bordet, Paquita Nurden, Dominique Bonneau, Estelle Colin, Cyril Goizet, Jean-Philippe Rosa, Marijke Bryckaert
OBJECTIVE: Dominant mutations of the X-linked filamin A (FLNA) gene are responsible for filaminopathies A, which are rare disorders including brain periventricular nodular heterotopia, congenital intestinal pseudo-obstruction, cardiac valves or skeleton malformations, and often macrothrombocytopenia. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We studied a male patient with periventricular nodular heterotopia and congenital intestinal pseudo-obstruction, his unique X-linked FLNA allele carrying a stop codon mutation resulting in a 100-amino acid-long FLNa C-terminal extension (NP_001447...
April 20, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425027/10-year-results-of-on-x-bileaflet-mechanical-heart-valve-in-the-aortic-position-low-target-inr-regimen-in-japanese
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Hideki Teshima, Masahiko Ikebuchi, Yosuke Miyamoto, Ryuta Tai, Toshikazu Sano, Yusuke Kinugasa, Hiroyuki Irie
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to establish clinical outcomes after aortic valve replacement (AVR) with On-X bileaflet mechanical heart valve. METHODS: Between 2006 and 2014, AVR was performed to 686 patients. Of them, 78 patients using On-X valve were enrolled. The mean age was 65 ± 11 years (ranged 33-85); 65% were men; and 81% were in sinus rhythm preoperatively. Calcific or degenerative tricuspid aortic valve was present in 73%. Concomitant procedures included coronary artery bypass grafting (22%), Bentall (8%), mitral valve procedure (3%) and other (9%)...
April 19, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414678/what-the-eyes-don-t-see-the-heart-does-grieve-over
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M Sciaudone, M Dery
INTRODUCTION: A 71 year old Peruvian woman presented with blurry vision and bilateral eye pain and had evidence of bilateral endophthalmitis on eye examination. Her past medical history was notable for multiple abdominal surgeries within the preceding months, including an incarcerated inguinal hernia repair which required an ileostomy placement, and cholecystitis requiring cholecystostomy tube placement. Over her multiple long hospitalizations, she developed bacteremia and fungemia on several occasions, with organisms including Enterobacter cloacae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Bacteroides fragilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus faecium, and Candida albicans...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414677/a-rare-case-of-tropical-pyomysitis-acquired-on-vacation-in-a-healthy-male
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K Poole, T Tran
INTRODUCTION: Pyomyositis has traditionally been considered a tropical disease. Increasing prevalence has been observed in more northern climates, especially with HIV, immunosuppression, and IV drug abuse as predisposing factors. Pyomyositis has the tendency to mimic other conditions, such as muscle contusion, necrotizing fasciitis, or septic arthritis. The rarity of this disease and non-specificity of its symptoms often lead to delay in appropriate diagnosis and treatment. CASE: 24-year-old man, seen 2 days prior in orthopedics clinic and the Emergency Department for persistent gluteal pain thought to be due to right-sided sciatica, was admitted following worsening pain, diffuse generalized weakness with polyarthralgias and myalgias These symptoms were associated with night sweats, shaking chills, and difficulty walking...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386460/reversal-of-abnormal-cardiac-parameters-following-mitral-valve-replacement-for-severe-mitral-stenosis-in-relation-to-pulmonary-artery-pressure-a-retrospective-study-of-noninvasive-parameters-early-and-late-pattern
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REVIEW
Usha T Parvathy, Rajesh Rajan, Alexander Georgevich Faybushevich
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although the regression of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in mitral stenosis (MS) has been studied over varying periods postintervention, corresponding studies on the cardiac chamber alterations after surgery are very limited. We sought to determine the degree of reversal of these and the clinical status in connection with that of pulmonary artery pressures (PAPs) in the early and late postoperative periods. METHODS: The preoperative, early, and 1-year postoperative data - functional class (FC), cardiothoracic ratio (CTR) in chest X-ray (CXR), and echocardiographically left atrium (LA), right atrium (RA), right ventricle (RV), left ventricle (LV), and pulmonary artery (PA) dimensions, PAP, tricuspid regurgitation (TR) - of 50 patients who had mitral valve replacement (MVR) for MS with PH were retrospectively analyzed for correlations with PAP (Pearson's), and their change (t-test), in relation to that in PAP...
June 1, 2016: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355763/-late-reoperations-after-repaired-stanford-type-a-aortic-dissection
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F H Huang, L P Li, C H Su, W Qin, M Xu, L M Wang, Y S Jiang, Z B Qiu, L Q Xiao, C Zhang, H W Shi, X Chen
Objective: To summarize the experience of reoperations on patients who had late complications related to previous aortic surgery for Stanford type A dissection. Methods: From August 2008 to October 2016, 14 patients (10 male and 4 female patients) who underwent previous cardiac surgery for Stanford type A aortic dissection accepted reoperations on the late complications at Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Nanjing Hospital Affiliated to Nanjing Medical University. The range of age was from 41 to 76 years, the mean age was (57±12) years...
April 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355762/-clinical-analysis-of-different-root-treatment-methods-in-acute-stanford-type-a-aortic-dissection
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Y X Xue, Q Zhou, J Pan, Q Wang, H L Cao, F D Fan, D J Wang
Objective: To discuss the perioperative and follow-up results of different surgical methods for acute Stanford type A aortic dissection patients and analyzed the results. Methods: The clinic data of 351 acute Stanford type A aortic dissection patients received surgical therapy at Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Nanjing University Medical School Affiliated Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital from January 2008 to December 2015 were analyzed retrospectively. There were 272 male and 79 female patients, aging from 22 to 83 years with a mean age of (52±13) years...
April 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324166/redescription-of-chloromyxum-ellipticum-li-nie-1973-myxosporea-chloromyxidae-infecting-the-gall-bladder-of-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idellus-valenciennes-1844-supplemented-by-morphological-and-molecular-characteristics
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J Y Zhang, Y L Zhao, M D Batueva, D Luo, Z F Xing, Q Q Zhang, X H Liu
The traditional taxonomy of the genus Chloromyxum Mingazzini, 1890 has been intensively challenged to be paraphyletic by recent ribosomal DNA (rDNA)-based phylogenetic analysis. Undersampling to get rich sequence data to infer more scientific phylogenetic relationships makes scientists conservatively assign all non-marine elasmobranch-infecting species as Chloromyxum sensu lato. Although complex ridge pattern on the spore surface observed by scanning electron microscopy was thought to be critical for the identification of Chloromyxum species, insufficient data also prevent this ultrastructural data to be a valid taxonomic feature for this genus...
March 21, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291607/indexed-left-atrial-size-predicts-all-cause-and-cardiovascular-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-aortic-valve-surgery
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Victor X Mosquera, Alberto Bouzas-Mosquera, Miguel González-Barbeito, Victor Bautista-Hernandez, Javier Muñiz, Nemesio Alvarez-García, José J Cuenca-Castillo
OBJECTIVES: The enlargement of the left atrium has been identified as a marker of chronically increased left ventricular filling pressure and left ventricular diastolic dysfunction. This study aims to evaluate the association of indexed left atrial diameter with stroke, cardiovascular mortality, the combined event, and all-cause mortality in patients who underwent aortic valve surgery. METHODS: Indexed left atrial diameter was measured in 2011 adult patients (mean age, 70...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284370/frequency-and-associated-clinical-features-of-functional-tricuspid-regurgitation-in-patients-with-chronic-atrial%C3%A2-fibrillation
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Susan X Zhao, Nima Soltanzad, Aravind Swaminathan, W David Ogden, Nelson B Schiller
Significant functional tricuspid regurgitation (TR) can develop in some but not all patients with chronic atrial fibrillation (AF). This study sought to identify factors likely to be involved in determining the severity of TR in patients with chronic AF. In this retrospective cohort study of adult patients referred for transthoracic echocardiography for evaluation of AF between 2004 and 2015, we identified 170 patients with chronic AF in the absence of structural or known coronary heart disease. Patients were classified into nonsevere (89 patients) versus severe TR (81 patients) groups based on a comprehensive assessment of color Doppler, spectral Doppler, and morphologic parameters of the tricuspid valve and right side of the heart...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281241/decellularized-cryopreserved-allografts-as-off-the-shelf-allogeneic-alternative-for-heart-valve-replacement-in-vitro-assessment-before-clinical-translation
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Laura Iop, Adolfo Paolin, Paola Aguiari, Diletta Trojan, Elisa Cogliati, Gino Gerosa
Cryopreserved allogeneic conduits are the elective biocompatible choice among currently available substitutes for surgical replacement in end-stage valvulopathy. However, degeneration occurs in 15 years in adults or faster in children, due to recipient's immunological reactions to donor's antigens. Here, human aortic valves were decellularized by TRICOL, based on Triton X-100 and sodium cholate, and submitted to standard cryopreservation (TRICOL-human aortic valves (hAVs)). Tissue samples were analyzed to study the effects of the combined procedure on original valve architecture and donor's cell removal...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270219/quantification-of-aortic-stenosis-diagnostic-parameters-comparison-of-fast-3-direction-and-1-direction-phase-contrast-cmr-and-transthoracic-echocardiography
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Juliana Serafim da Silveira, Matthew Smyke, Adam V Rich, Yingmin Liu, Ning Jin, Debbie Scandling, Jennifer A Dickerson, Carlos E Rochitte, Subha V Raman, Lee C Potter, Rizwan Ahmad, Orlando P Simonetti
BACKGROUND: Aortic stenosis (AS) is a common valvular disorder, and disease severity is currently assessed by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). However, TTE results can be inconsistent in some patients, thus other diagnostic modalities such as cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) are demanded. While traditional unidirectional phase-contrast CMR (1Dir PC-CMR) underestimates velocity if the imaging plane is misaligned to the flow direction, multi-directional acquisitions are expected to improve velocity measurement accuracy...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238247/dysfunction-of-an-on-x-heart-valve-by-pannus
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Cipriano Abad, Stefano Urso, Elsa Gomez, Maria De la Vega
A 68-year-old woman with a history of previous double-valve replacement with On-X mechanical heart valves presented with clinical, echocardiographic and cardiac catheterization signs of obstruction of the On-X tricuspid heart valve prosthesis. The patient was successfully reoperated, but at surgery the valve was seen to be invaded by an abnormal overgrowth of pannus that blocked one of the leaflets. A small amount of non-obstructive fresh thrombus was also observed. The valve was successfully replaced with a biological heart valve prosthesis...
September 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237734/respective-role-of-surface-electrocardiogram-and-his-bundle-recordings-to-assess-the-risk-of-atrioventricular-block-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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N Badenco, C Chong-Nguyen, C Maupain, C Himbert, G Duthoit, X Waintraub, T Chastre, E Gandjbakhch, F Hidden-Lucet, P Le Prince, J-P Collet, R Frank
BACKGROUND: Atrioventricular block (AVB) is common after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation is needed in up to 30% of patients. Main predictors of long term AVB are electrocardiographic. The purpose of this study is to assess the prognostic value of serial HV intervals measured before and after TAVR to shorten the timing of PPM implantation. METHODS: His bundle recordings were performed before (HV1), immediately after TAVR (HV2) and at day 2 for Edwards Sapien (ES) and 5 for Medtronic CoreValve (CV) (HV3)...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178293/%C3%AE-ct-of-ex-vivo-stained-mouse-hearts-and-embryos-enables-a-precise-match-between-3d-virtual-histology-classical-histology-and-immunochemistry
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Christian Dullin, Roser Ufartes, Emanuel Larsson, Sabine Martin, Marcio Lazzarini, Giuliana Tromba, Jeannine Missbach-Guentner, Diana Pinkert-Leetsch, Dörthe M Katschinski, Frauke Alves
The small size of the adult and developing mouse heart poses a great challenge for imaging in preclinical research. The aim of the study was to establish a phosphotungstic acid (PTA) ex-vivo staining approach that efficiently enhances the x-ray attenuation of soft-tissue to allow high resolution 3D visualization of mouse hearts by synchrotron radiation based μCT (SRμCT) and classical μCT. We demonstrate that SRμCT of PTA stained mouse hearts ex-vivo allows imaging of the cardiac atrium, ventricles, myocardium especially its fibre structure and vessel walls in great detail and furthermore enables the depiction of growth and anatomical changes during distinct developmental stages of hearts in mouse embryos...
2017: PloS One
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