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On-X Valve

H Wu, L Huang, C Fang, B S Yang, C H Wan, G Q Yu, J F Feng, H X Wei, X F Han
The key physics of the spin valve involves spin-polarized conduction electrons propagating between two magnetic layers such that the device conductance is controlled by the relative magnetization orientation of two magnetic layers. Here, we report the effect of a magnon valve which is made of two ferromagnetic insulators (YIG) separated by a nonmagnetic spacer layer (Au). When a thermal gradient is applied perpendicular to the layers, the inverse spin Hall voltage output detected by a Pt bar placed on top of the magnon valve depends on the relative orientation of the magnetization of two YIG layers, indicating the magnon current induced by the spin Seebeck effect at one layer affects the magnon current in the other layer separated by Au...
March 2, 2018: Physical Review Letters
Qingling Zhou, Fei Teng, Yongshan Zhang, Qiang Sun, Guowei Meng
OBJECTIVES: We assessed the transventricular placement of porcine small intestinal submucosa (SIS) stent valves in a juvenile sheep model at the 3-month follow-up evaluation. METHODS: We constructed a pulmonary stent valve by suturing a porcine SIS bicuspid valve into a bell-shaped 'Z' nitinol stent and implanted 7 SIS stent valves transventricularly in the pulmonary position in 7 sheep. The function of the stent valves was assessed using a pulsatile flow simulation system in vitro...
March 7, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Loshini S Dandeniyage, Raju Adhikari, Mark Bown, Robert Shanks, Benu Adhikari, Christopher D Easton, Thomas R Gengenbach, David Cookson, Pathiraja A Gunatillake
A series of siloxane poly(urethane-urea) (SiPUU) were developed by incorporating a macrodiol linked with a diisocyanate to enhance mixing of hard and soft segments (SS). The effect of this modification on morphology, surface properties, surface elemental composition, and creep resistance was investigated. The linked macrodiol was prepared by reacting α,ω-bis(6-hydroxyethoxypropyl) poly(dimethylsiloxane)(PDMS) or poly(hexamethylene oxide) (PHMO) with either 4,4'-methylenediphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI), or isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI)...
March 4, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
Ayumi Koga, Ken Okamoto, Hirokazu Tazume, Toshihiro Fukui
Antiphospholipid syndrome is a rare autoimmune disease with a hypercoagulable state causing vascular thrombosis. We present the case of a 42-year old female who underwent mitral valve replacement with a mechanical valve 15 months ago. The postoperative course was uneventful, and echocardiography performed 14 months postoperatively showed good valve function. The patient developed sudden dyspnea 15 months postoperatively and was referred to our hospital. Echocardiography revealed mitral stenosis with stuck leaflets...
January 31, 2018: Heart Surgery Forum
I Vernikouskaya, W Rottbauer, J Seeger, B Gonska, V Rasche, Jochen Wöhrle
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to adapt patient-specifically a co-registration procedure for image fusion (IF) of a pre-interventional CT dataset with real-time X-ray (XR) fluoroscopy during transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), enabling improved performance of the procedure. BACKGROUND: The ability to use 3D models of the respective anatomies to complement the anatomic information obtained by XR fluoroscopy and provide a greater degree of real-time anatomical guidance holds great potential for complex cardiac interventions, especially for TAVI procedures with cerebral protection...
February 16, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
Xiaohong Liu, Ning Li, Dejun Gong, Cuiping Xia, Zhiyun Xu
BACKGROUND: Various detergent-based protocols are used to remove cells and cellular debris in porcine aortic valve (PAV). However, the removal of antigenic cellular components has not been thoroughly elucidated to date. In this study, we used 4 detergent-based protocols to decellularize PAVs and aimed to evaluate their effects on removing antigenic cellular components. METHODS: Porcine aortic valves were decellularized using sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), SDS in combination with sodium deoxycholate (SDS/SD), Triton X-100, and Triton X-100 in combination with SD (Triton X-100/SD), respectively...
February 15, 2018: Xenotransplantation
Uma Kaimal Saikia, Dipti Sarma, Yogesh Yadav
Background: Turner syndrome (TS) is a chromosomal disorder associated with dysmorphic features and comorbidities, with recent trends focusing on early diagnosis for adequate management. Aim: The aim is to study the age and mode of presentation of TS, associated comorbidities and look for any correlation with the genotype. Material and Methods: This was a retrospective analysis of girls with TS attending the endocrinology clinic of a tertiary care center...
October 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
Thierry Le Tourneau, Jean Mérot, Antoine Rimbert, Solena Le Scouarnec, Vincent Probst, Hervé Le Marec, Robert A Levine, Jean-Jacques Schott
Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a common condition that affects 2%-3% of the general population. MVP is thought to include syndromic forms such as Marfan syndrome and non-syndromic MVP, which is the most frequent form. Myxomatous degeneration and fibroelastic deficiency (FED) are regarded as two different forms of non-syndromic MVP. While FED is still considered a degenerative disease associated with ageing, frequent familial clustering has been demonstrated for myxomatous MVP. Familial and genetic studies led to the recognition of reduced penetrance and large phenotypic variability, and to the identification of prodromal or atypical forms as a part of the complex spectrum of the disease...
January 19, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
Takahisa Kawano, Brian Grunau, Frank X Scheuermeyer, Koichiro Gibo, Christopher B Fordyce, Steve Lin, Robert Stenstrom, Robert Schlamp, Sandra Jenneson, Jim Christenson
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We seek to determine the effect of intraosseous over intravenous vascular access on outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. METHODS: This secondary analysis of the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Prehospital Resuscitation Using an Impedance Valve and Early Versus Delayed (PRIMED) study included adult patients with nontraumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrests treated during 2007 to 2009, excluding those with any unsuccessful attempt or more than one access site...
January 6, 2018: Annals of Emergency Medicine
Philip Dingli, Herbert Felice, Adrian Mizzi, Stephen Montefort
Mitral annular calcification (MAC) is a common condition of the mitral valve apparatus. A case involving caseous calcification, a rare variant of MAC is presented. This variant which has a benign course can present as an intracardiac mass and needs to be differentiated from more sinister causes of calcified cardiac masses such as tumor, abscess, and infective vegetation. Often, this requires multimodality imaging with echocardiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Features of caseous calcification of the mitral valve on these imaging modalities are reviewed as the associations and clinical features...
April 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
Francisco-Javier Silvestre, Irene Gil-Raga, Mayte Martinez-Herrera, Dorina Lauritano, Javier Silvestre-Rangil
Background: Patients scheduled for heart valve surgery should be free of any oral infectious disorders that might pose a risk in the postoperative period. Few studies have been made on the dental conditions of such patients prior to surgery. The present study describes the most frequent prior oral diseases in this population group. Material and Methods: A prospective, observational case-control study was designed involving 60 patients (30 with heart valve disease and 30 controls, with a mean age of 71 years in both groups)...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
Alejandro E Murillo-Berlioz, Kyongjune Benjamin Lee, Gregory D Trachiotis, Klaus Kühn
We report the case of a 53-year-old male presenting with a superior vena cava syndrome secondary to a giant intracardiac mass occupying the majority of the right cavities of the heart. A mass of 10.5 cm x 9.5 cm x 4.0 cm originating from the superior vena cava and occupying most of the right atrium, extending through the tricuspid valve into the right ventricle. The mass was resected and the patient was discharged on postoperative day eleven. Pathology report revealed the mass to be a smooth-muscle cell tumor of unknown malignant potential (STUMP)...
December 29, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Y P Ruan, X W Liu, Y Zhang, J C Han, Y Q Lai, J Lü, Y H He
Objective: To compare the early clinical effect of septal myectomy and percutaneous transluminal septal myocardial ablation (PTMSA) on the left ventricular outflow obstruction and the rate of complication in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). Methods: A total of 204 patients with HOCM who received septal reduction treatment were recruited. These patients were divided into two groups, surgery group (n=135) (65 patients with modified Morrow procedure, 70 patients with non-Morrow myomectomy) and PTMSA group (n=69)...
December 5, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Helmut Weber, Michaela Sagerer-Gerhardt, Armin Heinze
Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is a current therapeutic option but its efficacy for the treatment of long-lasting persistent AF (l-lpAF) remains suboptimal. We tested the laser method as an alternative for catheter ablation of l-lpAF by using an open-irrigated electrode laser mapping and ablation (ELMA) catheter. Laser ablation was attempted in 48 patients aged 50-81 years (69 ± 7.6 y, female = 28) with drug resistant (3.5 trials) l-lpAF (≥12 months). All of the patients had comorbidities: congestive heart failure NYHA II-III (100%), hypertension 29 (60%), coronary artery disease 19 (40%), and heart valve defect 17 (35%)...
August 2017: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
Lorenzo Di Bacco, Steffen Pfeiffer, Theodor J M Fischlein, Giuseppe Santarpino
We report a case of infective endocarditis on a Perceval S aortic valve bioprosthesis, and we describe a feasible and useful technique that can help remove the infected valve. These maneuvers consist of an "x-movement" reached with the aid of anatomical forceps. The risk of infective endocarditis in patients with prosthetic valves is a well-known phenomena in cardiac surgery, and it can represent a life-threatening event in many cases. According to guidelines, an emergency surgical intervention is required in case of high risk of embolization, vegetation superior than 1 cm or acute cardiac failure secondary to the acute valve dysfunction...
November 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
W Zhang, L Jia, G Cai, F Shao, H Lin, Z Liu, F Liu, D Zhao, Z Li, X Bai, Z Feng, X Sun, X Chen
OBJECTIVES: Biological age (BA) has been proposed to evaluate the aging status in an objective way instead of chronological age (CA). The purpose of our study is to construct a more precise formula of BA in the cross-sectional study based on a largest-ever sample of our studies. This formula aims at better evaluation of body function and exploring the disciplines of aging in different genders and age stages. METHODS: A total of 1,373 healthy Chinese Han (age range, 19-93 years) were recruited from five cities in China, including 581 males and 792 females...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
Bartłomiej Perek, Sylwia Sławek, Agnieszka Malińska, Izabela Katyńska, Mateusz Puślecki, Bogumiła Szymak-Pawełczyk, Michał Nowicki, Marek Jemielity
Introduction: Aortic valve replacement (AVR) with a mechanical prosthesis is not free from late complications. Aim: To evaluate the prevalence of subclinical hemolysis after AVR with On-X prostheses and assess its impact on long-term outcomes. Material and methods: The prospective study included 84 consecutive patients aged 58.3 ±10.3 years who underwent AVR. They were retrospectively split into group H ( n = 12; 14.3%) with prosthesis-related subclinical hemolysis and a control group (C; n = 72; 85...
September 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Mehrnaz Namiri, Mohammad Kazemi Ashtiani, Saeed Abbasalizadeh, Zahra Mazidi, Elena Mahmoudi, Saman Nikeghbalian, Nasser Aghdami, Hossein Baharvand
Decellularized xenogeneic heart valves (DHVs) are promising products for valve replacement. However, the widespread clinical application of such products is limited due to the risk of immune reaction, progressive degeneration, inflammation, and calcification. Here, we have developed an optimized decellularization protocol for a xenogeneic heart valve. We improved the biological function of DHVs by protein tethering onto DHV and three-dimensional (3D) cell seeding in a bioreactor. Our results showed that heart valves treated with a Triton X-100 (TX-100) and sodium deoxycholate (SDC)-based protocol were completely cell-free, with preserved biochemical and biomechanical properties...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
F Zhang, X-C Yang, X-W Jia, X-H Tang, Z Wang, Z-Q Wang
OBJECTIVE: Ischemic stroke risk rises with the increasing cardiovascular risk factors in patients with and without AF. How atrial fibrillation (AF) incrementally contributes to the risk for ischemic stroke with increasing age and multiple cardiovascular risk factors is unclear. Von Willebrand factor (vWF) is a biomarker of endothelial dysfunction. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We suggested that in older patients with high CHA2DS2-VASc Score, the vWF and ADAMTS13 would be comparable between patients with and without AF...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Hiroshi Matsuo, Kaoru Dohi, Hirofumi Machida, Hideyuki Takeuchi, Toshikazu Aoki, Hiroyuki Nishimura, Masashi Yasutomi, Michiharu Senga, Takehiko Ichikawa, Kentaro Kakuta, Yasuhide Mizutani, Akiko Tanoue, Naoki Isaka, Kazuki Oosugi, Sukenari Koyabu, Masato Sakurai, Yoshihisa Fukui, Hitoshi Kakimoto, Tadafumi Sugimoto, Takahiro Ohnishi, Tomohiro Murata, Eiji Ishikawa, Ryuji Okamoto, Tomomi Yamada, Toru Ogura, Yuki Nishimura, Takashi Tanigawa, Shinsuke Nomura, Masakatsu Nishikawa, Masaaki Ito
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the echocardiographic characteristics of chronic hemodialysis (HD) patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in a multicenter prospective cohort study.Methods and Results:Three hundred and fifteen patients with ESRD (67.9±10.6 years, 47.6% male) on chronic HD for ≥1 year were examined on transthoracic echocardiography, including Doppler-derived aortic valve area (AVA) measurement. Only 11.5% and 3.4% of all patients had normal left ventricular (LV) geometry and normal LV filling pattern, respectively...
October 31, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
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