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Ivo Roca, Nuria Rivas, Jaume Francisco, Jordi Perez, Gabriel Acosta, Gerard Oristrell, Maria Terricabres, David Garcia-Dorado, Angel Moya
BACKGROUND: Ablation in aortic cusps could be necessary in up to 15% of the patients, especially in para-Hisian atrial tachycardia and ventricular arrhythmias arising from outflow tracts. Risk of coronary damage has led to recommendation of systematic coronary angiography (CA) during the procedure. Other image tests as intravascular (ICE) or transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) have been proposed. Both methods have limitations: additional vascular access for ICE and needing for additional CA in some patients in case of TEE...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Prakash Aroor Sarvotham Rao, S N Nagendra Prakash, Somanath Vasudev, M Girish, Arun Srinivas, H P Guru Prasad, P Jayakumar, Venu Gopal Anandaswamy
We present a 62-year-old lady admitted in our hospital with two episodes of acute ischemic stroke about 2 weeks apart. She was evaluated for acute ischemic stroke and was thrombolysed for recent stroke in right MCA territory first time. On further evaluation, she was found to have a RVOT mass. A transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiogram revealed a PFO and a large, 5.1cm×2.3cm, ovoid, well circumscribed, echogenic mass in the right ventricle outflow tract attached by small pedicle to the ventricular side of anterior tricuspid leaflet, partly obstructing the right ventricular outflow tract and protruding through the pulmonic valve during systole...
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
Zhao-Ru Ju, Hui-Jun Wang, Xiao-Jing Ma, Duan Ma, Guo-Ying Huang
BACKGROUND: The most typical cardiac abnormality is conotruncal defects (CTDs) in patients with 22q11 deletion syndrome (22q11DS). HIRA (histone cell cycle regulator) gene, as one of the candidate genes located at the critical region of 22q11DS, was reported as possibly relevant to CTD in animal models. This study aimed to analyze the level of expression of the HIRA gene in tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) patients and the potential DNA sequence variations in the promoter region. METHODS: The messenger RNA (mRNA) expression was examined with quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction in 39 myocardial tissues of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) from TOF patients and 4 myocardial tissues of RVOT from noncardiac death children...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
Harsh Kumar Garg
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January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Alberto M Marra, Nicola Benjamin, Francesco Ferrara, Olga Vriz, Michele D'Alto, Antonello D'Andrea, Anna Agnese Stanziola, Luna Gargani, Antonio Cittadini, Ekkehard Grünig, Eduardo Bossone
The right ventricular outflow tract acceleration time (RVOT-AT) has shown to progressively shorten with increasing degrees of pulmonary pressure. However, the physiologic ranges of RVOT AT are based on small sample sizes and have not been investigated regarding their determining factors. The aim of this study was to investigate reference values and determining factors of RVOT-AT in a large population of healthy subjects and by values described in the literature. In the first part of the study, 1029 healthy subjects (mean age 45...
October 6, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
Michael E A Cunningham, Mary T Donofrio, Syed Murfad Peer, David Zurakowski, Richard A Jonas, Pranava Sinha
BACKGROUND: We have previously demonstrated that early primary repair of tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary stenosis (TOF) can be safely performed without increase in hospital resource utilization or compromise to surgical technical performance scores (TPS). We sought to identify the optimal timing for elective early primary repair of TOF with respect to intermediate-term reintervention. METHODS: Retrospective review of all patients with TOF undergoing elective primary repair between September 2004 and December 2013 was performed...
September 28, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Thomas K Jones, Jonathan J Rome, Aimee K Armstrong, Felix Berger, William E Hellenbrand, Allison K Cabalka, Lee N Benson, David T Balzer, John P Cheatham, Andreas Eicken, Doff B McElhinney
BACKGROUND: Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is a common and important comorbidity in patients with postoperative right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) obstruction or pulmonary regurgitation (PR). Transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement (TPVR) has become a useful tool in the management of postoperative RVOT obstruction and PR, but it is unknown whether relief of the right ventricular volume and/or pressure overload by TPVR will have a beneficial effect on TR, as is often seen with surgical pulmonary valve replacement...
October 4, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Martin Koestenberger, William Ravekes, Alexander Avian, Gernot Grangl, Ante Burmas, Wolfgang Raith, Gerhard Cvirn, Marlene Grillitsch, Andreas Gamillscheg
OBJECTIVE: Aim of the study was to determine the influence of right heart volume overload in children with atrial septal defect (ASD) on right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) variables. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted in 115 children (age range: 2 days-18.1 years) with a moderate to large ASD. We determined effects of age, body length (BL), body weight (BW), and body surface area (BSA) on the variables RVOT diameter, RVOT velocity time integral (VTI), and RVOT systolic excursion (SE), and tested the predictive value of published normal values for age, BW, BL, and BSA in our ASD patients...
September 2016: Echocardiography
Robert W Loar, Athar M Qureshi, Christina Y Miyake, Santiago O Valdes, Jeffrey J Kim, Caridad M De la Uz
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) is utilized for dysfunctional right ventricular outflow tracts (RVOT) to relieve obstruction, regurgitation, and RV dysfunction. PPVI has not been reported to induce arrhythmias. This study is the first to report the incidence of ventricular tachycardia (VT) after PPVI. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of all patients who had PPVI at a single institution. All patients were admitted after PPVI for overnight telemetry monitoring...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
Amitoj Singh, Ravindra Sharma, Ashok Garg, Navin C Nanda, Mahmoud Elsayed, Ahmed Taher, Serkan Bulur
We describe an adult female presenting with dyspnea in whom both transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography detected a mobile sac-like structure in the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) containing a heterogenous echogenic mass. This sac-like structure markedly changed its shape and size during the cardiac cycle. These findings and the fact that the patient lived in a rural area raised the possibility that this was a hydatid cyst. A bubble study using normal saline was useful in detecting a contained rupture of the cyst...
September 2016: Echocardiography
Robert Guidoin, Yijun Fu, Bin Li, Nihal Weerasena, Jean-Michel Bourget, Royston Paynter, Xinxin Li, Jing Lin, Lu Wang, Boyin Qin, Randolph Guzman, Denis Desaulniers, Guy Dionne, Lucie Germain, Ze Zhang
The reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) system represents a considerable challenge for both manufacturers and surgeons because the patients requiring this type of devices have a very diverse set of anatomical challenges that can lead to complications and subsequent early device failures. We conducted an indepth investigation of a porcine-valve conduit explanted from a patient following an adverse event. A control device was analyzed as a reference. The rapid aging of the porcine valve in the right side of the heart together with major thrombus formation raises several questions...
2016: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
Sandeep A Saha, Kousik Krishnan, Christopher Madias, Richard G Trohman
A 34-year-old man with Brugada syndrome (BrS) presented with electrical storm, manifested as multiple appropriate shocks from his implantable cardioverter-defibrillator over a period of 7 hours. He had not tolerated prior treatment with quinidine, and had self-discontinued cilostazol citing persistent palpitations. After stabilization with intravenous isoproterenol, an electrophysiology study was performed but no spontaneous or induced ventricular ectopic beats were identified. A three-dimensional (3D) endocardial electro-anatomic map of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT), pulmonic valve, and pulmonary artery, as well as a 3D epicardial map of the RVOT, were created...
September 19, 2016: Cardiology and Therapy
Tamas Szili Torok, Lennart J DE Vries, Emin E Özcan, Can Hasdemir, Zsuzsanna Kis, Attila Kardos, Tamas Géczy, Istvan Kovacs, Imre Benedek, Erik Oosterwerff, Astrid A Hendriks, Muchtiar Khan, Sing-Chien Yap
BACKGROUND: Multiple mechanisms have been proposed for idiopathic premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) originating from the outflow tracts (OTs). Recent observations such as the coexistence of these arrhythmias with atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardias and the association between discrete prepotentials and successful ablation sites of ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) from the OTs suggest a common link. OBJECTIVE: In this case series we draw attention to a unique association between accessory pathways (APs) and idiopathic PVCs from the OTs, disappearing after AP ablation...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
G Taçoy, H D Başer, A Çengel, K Başer, Ö Kuş, A F Tuncel, A Bolayır, H Paşaoğlu, B Boyaci, R Yalçın
Objective: Right heart function is a major determinant of clinical outcome in patients with elevated pulmonary artery pressure due to pulmonary venous hypertension (PVH) and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is an endogenous inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase. In our study, we aimed to evaluate if different type of pulmonary hypertension (PH) cause the same effect on right heart functions and serum asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) levels in female patients...
March 14, 2016: West Indian Medical Journal
Deniz Akdis, Corinna Brunckhorst, Firat Duru, Ardan M Saguner
This overview gives an update on the molecular mechanisms, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and therapy of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM). ACM is mostly hereditary and associated with mutations in genes encoding proteins of the intercalated disc. Three subtypes have been proposed: the classical right-dominant subtype generally referred to as ARVC/D, biventricular forms with early biventricular involvement and left-dominant subtypes with predominant LV involvement. Typical symptoms include palpitations, arrhythmic (pre)syncope and sudden cardiac arrest due to ventricular arrhythmias, which typically occur in athletes...
August 2016: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
Fatima I Lunze, Babar S Hasan, Kimberlee Gauvreau, David W Brown, Steven D Colan, Doff B McElhinney
BACKGROUND: Relief of postoperative right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) obstruction with transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement (TPVR) results in functional improvement in the short term which we investigated at baseline (BL), early follow-up (FU), and midterm FU after TPVR. METHODS: Echocardiography and cardiopulmonary exercise testing were performed at BL and at early (median 6 months) and midterm FU (median 2.5years) after TPVR. RESULTS: Patients with RVOT obstruction (n=22, median age 17years) were studied...
September 2016: American Heart Journal
Xiangmin Shi, Zhuo Liang, Jian Li, Jianping Guo, Zhaoliang Shan, Yutang Wang
Ventricular tachycardia (VT) and premature contraction originating from the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) usually appear in healthy individuals. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is highly effective at resolving this type of arrhythmia. Refractory VT of RVOT is uncommon and occasionally results from cardiac metastasis of extraskeletal mesenchymal chondrosarcomas (ESMC). ESMC is a rare malignant tumor arising from soft tissues. The current study presents the case of a 25-year-old male with severe VT arising from RVOT due to metastasis of an ESMC that originally occurred in the retroperitoneum...
September 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Xiao-Mei Li, He Jiang, Yan-Hui Li, Yan Zhang, Hai-Ju Liu, Hai-Yan Ge, Yi Zhang, Mei-Ting Li
Outflow tract ventricular arrhythmias (OTVAs) are common in children; however, experience is limited on their radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA). The purpose of this study was to assess the outcomes of mapping and ablation of pediatric OTVAs and to evaluate the role of ECG algorithms in distinguishing the origin of OTVAs. We compared retrospectively collected single-center data on 92 consecutive pediatric patients (58 male; age, 8.2 ± 2.9 [range 3.6-18] years) who underwent RFCA for OTVAs from 2009 to 2015...
August 26, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
Hee Young Kim, Seung-Hoon Baek, Ji Uk Yoon, Dong Hoon Lee, Gyeong-Jo Byeon, Ji Hye Ahn
We report cardiac arrest due to obstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) caused by an RVOT mass that was not identified preoperatively. A 62-year-old woman with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) experienced deteriorating hypotension and bradycardia during radical nephrectomy. Hemodynamic stability was maintained on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and after surgery, she was transferred to the intensive care unit. On postoperative day 3, transthoracic echocardiography showed an intracardiac mass obstructing the RVOT, which caused severe functional pulmonary stenosis and moderate resting pulmonary hypertension...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Flavio D'Ascenzi, Cataldo Pisicchio, Stefano Caselli, Fernando M Di Paolo, Antonio Spataro, Antonio Pelliccia
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of sex and different sports on right ventricular (RV) remodeling and compare the derived upper limits with widely used revised Task Force (TF) reference values. BACKGROUND: Uncertainties exist regarding the extent and physiological determinants of RV remodeling in highly trained athletes. The issue is important, considering that in athletes RV size occasionally exceeds the cutoff limits proposed to diagnose arrhythmogenic RV cardiomyopathy...
August 11, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
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