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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240626/first-report-of-biventricular-percutaneous-impella-ventricular-assist-device-use-in-pediatric-patients
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Javier J Lasa, Daniel A Castellanos, Susan W Denfield, William J Dreyer, Sebastian C Tume, Henri Justino, Athar M Qureshi
There is a growing interest in the use of percutaneously delivered ventricular assist devices (PVAD) in the pediatric patient population. A 16 year old female and 18 year old male both status post heart transplantation presented with evidence of graft rejection and acute severe global systolic and diastolic heart failure necessitating hemodynamic catheterization and inotropic support. Both underwent percutaneous Impella CP LVAD (Abiomed, Danvers, MA) placement with close monitoring of right ventricular function...
December 11, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240293/transvenous-pacemaker-implantation-after-the-bidirectional-glenn-operation-for-patients-with-complex-congenital-disease
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Danielle E Harake, Kevin M Shannon, Jamil A Aboulhosn, Jeremy P Moore
INTRODUCTION: The bidirectional Glenn operation for congenital heart disease produces anatomical constraints to conventional transvenous pacemaker implantation. An iliac approach, although not previously described in this population, is potentially a preferable alternative to a thoracotomy for epicardial pacing. METHODS AND RESULTS: A single-center retrospective review was performed for all patients that underwent transvenous pacemaker implantation following the bidirectional Glenn operation with partial biventricular repair...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238122/right-ventricular-function-in-patients-with-heart-failure-in-a-cardiac-clinic-in-southwest-nigeria
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Adeseye A Akintunde
Background: Right ventricular (RV) function is an important entity in heart failure. Patients with RV dysfunction (RVD) have poorer prognosis and exercise tolerance than those with preserved RV systolic function. Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) has been proposed as a simple and reproducible parameter for the qualitative assessment of RV systolic function/ejection fraction (EF). This study aims at describing RV function/RVD among heart failure patients in a specialized cardiac facility in Southwestern Nigeria...
January 2017: Nigerian Medical Journal: Journal of the Nigeria Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237468/left-ventricular-synchrony-torsion-and-recoil-mechanics-in-ebstein-s-anomaly-insights-from-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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Michael Steinmetz, Simon Usenbenz, Johannes Tammo Kowallick, Olga Hösch, Wieland Staab, Torben Lange, Shelby Kutty, Joachim Lotz, Gerd Hasenfuß, Thomas Paul, Andreas Schuster
BACKGROUND: Disease progression and heart failure development in Ebstein's Anomaly (EA) of the tricuspid valve is characterized by both right and left ventricular (LV) deterioration. The mechanisms underlying LV dysfunction and their role in heart failure development are incompletely understood. We hypothesized that LV dyssynchrony and impaired torsion and recoil mechanics induced by paradoxical movement of the basal septum may play a role in heart failure development. METHODS: 31 EA patients and 31 matched controls underwent prospective cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR)...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234860/impact-of-right-ventricular-distensibility-on-congestive-heart-failure-with-preserved-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-in-the-elderly
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Daisuke Harada, Hidetsugu Aasanoi, Ryuichi Ushijima, Takahisa Noto, Junya Takagawa, Hisanari Ishise, Hiroshi Inoue
To elucidate involvement of age-related impairments of right ventricular (RV) distensibility in the elderly congestive heart failure (CHF), we examined the prevalence of less-distensible right ventricle in patients with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) over a wide range of ages. In 893 patients aged from 40 to 102 years, we simultaneously recorded electrocardiogram, phonocardiogram, and jugular venous pulse wave. Using signal-processing techniques, the prominent 'Y' descent of jugular pulse waveform was detected as a hemodynamic sign of a less-distensible right ventricle...
December 13, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233088/left-atrial-enlargement-and-clinical-considerations-in-patients-with-or-without-a-residual-interatrial-shunt-after-closure-of-the-left-atrial-appendage-with-the-watchman%C3%A2-device
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Blerim Luani, Thomas Groscheck, Conrad Genz, Ivan Tanev, Thomas Rauwolf, Joerg Herold, Senad Medunjanin, Alexander Schmeisser, Rüdiger C Braun-Dullaeus
BACKGROUND: Interventional closure of the left atrial appendage (LAA) in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, high thromboembolic and bleeding risk or bleeding history is an alternative therapeutic strategy to oral anticoagulation. It is not known if the exclusion of the LAA from the blood circulation affects the left atrial volume (LAV) and consequently its prognostic value or the circulatory performance of the heart in humans. METHODS: We aimed to prospectively assess potential changes in baseline LAV, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), NT-proBNP-level and the covered distance in the 6-min walk-test 6 weeks and 6 months after LAA closure with the WATCHMAN™ device...
December 12, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232299/the-axillary-intra-aortic-balloon-pump-as-a-bridge-to-recovery-allows-early-ambulation-in-long-term-use-case-series-and-literature-review
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Nnamdi Nwaejike, Andre Y Son, Chetan B Patel, Jacob N Schroder, Carmelo A Milano, Mani A Daneshmand
We evaluated the feasibility, tolerability, and efficacy of a strategy for transaxillary artery intra-aortic balloon pump placement for extended mechanical circulatory support of patients with postcardiotomy shock as a bridge to recovery. Patients requiring prolonged intra-aortic balloon pump support for postcardiotomy heart failure were identified. Intra-aortic balloon pump was tunneled through a 6-mm Dacron graft anastomosed to the right axillary artery. The intra-aortic balloon pump catheter is advanced under fluoroscopic guidance into the descending thoracic aorta...
December 7, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230826/evolution-of-biventricular-loading-condition-in-pediatric-lvad-patient-a-prospective-and-observational-study
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Arianna Di Molfetta, Roberta Iacobelli, Sergio Filippelli, Giorgia Grutter, Gianluigi Perri, Francesca Iodice, Luciano Pasquini, Paolo Guccione, Antonio Amodeo
The aim of this study was to describe the echocardiographic trend of left ventricular (LV) and right ventricular (RV) function after implantation of a pulsatile flow left ventricular assist device (LVAD) in children. From 2013 to 2016, we prospectively evaluated 13 consecutive pediatric Berlin Heart EXCOR LVAD patients. Clinical and echocardiographic data were collected at baseline, within 24 h after implantation and monthly until LVAD explant. Median age and weight at the implantation was 8 (4-23) months and 5 (4...
December 12, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229262/heart-transplantation-in-patients-%C3%A2-60-years-importance-of-relative-pulmonary-hypertension-and-right-ventricular-failure-on-midterm-survival
#9
Juan C Bianco, Santiago Mc Loughlin, André Y Denault, Ricardo G Marenchino, Juan I Rojas, Francisco C Bonofiglio
OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of recipient age and perioperative risk factors on midterm survival after orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT). The authors hypothesized that perioperative variables are more important as predictors of mortality than is a recipient's age. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Tertiary care university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 126 consecutive adults who underwent OHT...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229105/pulmonary-function-and-diffusion-capacity-are-associated-with-pulmonary-arterial-systolic-pressure-in-the-general-population-the-rotterdam-study
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Daan W Loth, Lies Lahousse, Maarten J G Leening, Bouwe P Krijthe, Janine F Felix, Henning Gall, Albert Hofman, H Ardeschir Ghofrani, Oscar H Franco, Bruno H Stricker, Guy G Brusselle
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension is a progressive heterogeneous syndrome, characterized by elevated pulmonary arterial pressure which can lead to right ventricular failure. Although the presence of elevated pulmonary arterial systolic pressure (PASP) in patients with a lung disease is a well-known occurrence, little is known about the association between pulmonary function and PASP in the general population. We hypothesized that pulmonary function and PASP are associated, irrespective of airflow limitation...
November 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228165/repair-versus-replacement-for-the-surgical-correction-of-tricuspid-regurgitation-a-meta-analysis
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Jae Woong Choi, Myoung-Jin Jang, Kyung Hwan Kim, Ho Young Hwang
OBJECTIVES: Tricuspid valve repair (TVr) has both a theoretical advantage in preserving right ventricular function and disadvantages such as a higher risk of repair failure in the long-term compared with tricuspid valve replacement (TVR). This study was conducted to compare the results of TVr with those of TVR to find an optimal treatment option. METHODS: A literature search of 5 databases was performed. The primary outcome was all-cause mortality. Secondary outcomes were tricuspid reoperation and valve-related events...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226995/change-in-qrs-morphology-as-a-marker-of-spontaneous-elimination-in-verapamil-sensitive-idiopathic-left-ventricular-tachycardia
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Hiroshi Kawakami, Takeshi Aiba, Kohei Ishibashi, Ikutaro Nakajima, Mitsuru Wada, Tsukasa Kamakura, Yuko Inoue, Koji Miyamoto, Hideo Okamura, Satoshi Nagase, Takashi Noda, Yoshihiro Kokubo, Yoshihiro Miyamoto, Satoshi Yasuda, Shiro Kamakura, Kengo Kusano
BACKGROUND: Verapamil-sensitive idiopathic left ventricular tachycardia (verapamil-ILVT) is thought to be due to a reentry within the LV fascicular system. Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) is effective for elimination of the VT; however, a long-term prognosis of patients with verapamil-ILVT is still unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: Eighty consecutive verapamil-ILVT patients (62 men, 31±12 years-of-age, LVEF: 65±4%) were enrolled. Seventy-six (95%) cases of VT involved right bundle brunch block and left axis deviation...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223289/frequency-and-consequences-of-right-sided-heart-failure-after-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation
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Chitaru Kurihara, Andre C Critsinelis, Masashi Kawabori, Tadahisa Sugiura, Gabriel Loor, Andrew B Civitello, Jeffrey A Morgan
Postoperative right-sided heart failure (RHF) is a common complication after continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation. Studies have examined RHF in the perioperative period, but few have assessed late-onset RHF. We analyzed the incidence of early and late RHF in patients with HeartMate II and HeartWare left ventricular assist devices and associated morbidity, mortality, and independent predictors of RHF. We retrospectively analyzed records of 526 patients with chronic heart failure who underwent continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation; 147 (27...
October 31, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222875/the-incidence-and-outcomes-of-delayed-response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Kebei Li, Zhiyong Qian, Xiaofeng Hou, Yao Wang, Yuanhao Qiu, Yufeng Sheng, Xuesong Qian, Yong Zhou, Jiangang Zou
BACKGROUND: The incidence and clinical outcomes of delayed response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) have not been well clarified. We aimed to observe the incidence and prognosis of delayed response and to identify its possible mechanisms. METHODS: A total of 115 CRT patients were retrospectively analyzed in our study. Patients who met the enrollment criteria were divided into 2 groups: group A, conventional responders who showed response at 1-year follow-up, and group B, delayed responders who showed response after 1-year follow-up...
December 9, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219944/minimally-invasive-surgical-pulmonary-embolectomy-a-potential-alternative-to-conventional-sternotomy
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Chetan Pasrija, Aakash Shah, Elliot Sultanik, Michael Rouse, Mehrdad Ghoreishi, Gregory J Bittle, Francesca Boulos, Bartley P Griffith, Zachary N Kon
OBJECTIVE: Surgical pulmonary embolectomy has gained increasing popularity over the past decade with multiple series reporting excellent outcomes in the treatment of submassive pulmonary embolism. However, a significant barrier to the broader adoption of surgical pulmonary embolectomy remains the large incision and long recovery after a full sternotomy. We report the safety and efficacy of using a minimally invasive approach to surgical pulmonary embolectomy. METHODS: All consecutive patients undergoing surgical pulmonary embolectomy for a submassive pulmonary embolism (2015-2017) were reviewed...
December 6, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216285/myocardial-adaption-to-hi-r-t-in-previously-untrained-men-with-a-randomized-longitudinal-cardiac-mr-imaging-study-physical-adaptions-in-untrained-on-strength-and-heart-trial-push-trial
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Michael Scharf, Derya Oezdemir, Axel Schmid, Wolfgang Kemmler, Simon von Stengel, Matthias S May, Michael Uder, Michael M Lell
OBJECTIVE: Although musculoskeletal effects in resistance training are well described, little is known about structural and functional cardiac adaption in formerly untrained subjects. We prospectively evaluated whether short term high intensity (resistance) training (HI(R)T) induces detectable morphologic cardiac changes in previously untrained men in a randomized controlled magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 80 untrained middle-aged men were randomly assigned to a HI(R)T-group (n = 40; 43...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212650/low-nasal-no-in-congenital-heart-disease-with-systemic-right-ventricle-and-postcardiac-transplantation
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Phillip S Adams, Maliha Zahid, Omar Khalifa, Brian Feingold, Cecilia W Lo
BACKGROUND: NO bioavailability has not been systematically examined in congenital heart disease (CHD). To assess NO in patients with CHD, we measured nasal NO (nNO) generated by the nasal epithelia, given blood NO is difficult to measure (half-life, <2 ms). Given NO's role in hemodynamic regulation and the association of NO bioavailability with heart failure risk, we hypothesized NO levels may differ with varying severity of CHD physiologic characteristics. METHODS AND RESULTS: Six-hundred eighteen subjects, 483 with CHD and 135 controls, had nNO measured noninvasively via the nares using American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society guidelines...
December 6, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211855/a-rabbit-model-of-progressive-chronic-right-ventricular-pressure-overload
#18
Sara Roldan Ramos, Guido Pieles, Wei Hui, Cameron Slorach, Andrew N Redington, Mark K Friedberg
OBJECTIVES: Right ventricular (RV) failure from increased pressure loading is a frequent consequence of acquired and congenital heart diseases. However, the mechanisms involved in their pathophysiology are still unclear, and few data exist on RV pressure-loading models and early versus late effects on RV and left ventricular responses. We characterized a rabbit model of chronic RV pressure overload and early-late effects on biventricular function. METHODS: Twenty-one New Zealand white rabbits were randomized into 3 groups: (i) sham, (ii) pulmonary artery (PA) banding (PAB) for 3 weeks (PAB3W) and (iii) PAB for 6 weeks (PAB6W)...
December 2, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211226/implantation-of-short-term-and-long-term-right-ventricular-assist-devices
#19
Christiano Castello Branco Caldeira, Regimar Carla Machado, Debora Castello Branco Caldeira
The last decade has seen considerable growth in the use of left ventricular assist devices (LVAD), in end-phase heart failure treatment. The indications, contraindications and implantation techniques are well-defined. However, information about mechanical support for right ventricular failure is lacking. The aim of this communication is to present alternative techniques for implantation of short- and longterm right ventricular assist devices. Implanting the device in the right atrium has certain advantages when compared with the right ventricle...
September 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210774/liberal-right-ventricular-assist-device-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support-for-right-ventricular-failure-after-implantable-left-ventricular-assist-device-placement
#20
Quentin Fischer, Matthias Kirsch
Refractory right ventricular failure (RVF) after implantation of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a dramatic complication. The addition of right ventricular assist device (RVAD) may improve RV recovery and lead to improve outcomes. From February 2012 to September 2014, 44 patients received a HeartMate II. These patients were retrospectively compared in two groups according to early liberal implantation of an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) used as a RVAD established between a femoral vein and the pulmonary artery...
November 27, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
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