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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434546/surgical-strategy-toward-biventricular-repair-for-severe-ebstein-anomaly-in-neonates-and-infancy
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Shu-Chien Huang, En-Ting Wu, Shyh-Jye Chen, Chi-Hsiang Huang, Jin-Chung Shih, Hen-Wen Chou, Chung-I Chang, Ing-Sh Chiu, Yih-Sharng Chen
BACKGROUND: Neonates with severe forms of Ebstein anomaly present a surgical challenge, and the Starnes operation as single ventricle palliation is highly advocated. Cone reconstruction for tricuspid valvuloplasty (TVP) has become a widely accepted technique, although very few cases of TVP have been reported in neonates. This report describes a surgical strategy for neonatal Ebstein anomaly, with an aim toward biventricular repair. METHODS: Since 2007, 7 neonates or young infants with severe Ebstein anomalies have received TVP at the National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan...
April 20, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431721/intra-aortic-missile-after-gunshot-wound-to-chest-an-interesting-case-of-traumatic-cardiac-injury
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Charles D Fraser, Lee Goeddel, Nishant D Patel, Said C Azoury, Joshua C Grimm, Rosanne B Sheinberg, Christopher M Sciortino
Missile embolus to the heart, although uncommon, is one of the most challenging scenarios in trauma. We describe a 36-year-old man who presented with a gunshot wound to the left chest and a chest x-ray revealing a foreign body in the mediastinum. A median sternotomy was performed and an injury to the left ventricle was identified. After intraoperative echocardiography and fluoroscopy confirmed a foreign body in the aortic root, cardiopulmonary bypass was implemented. A bullet was retrieved from the noncoronary sinus of the aortic valve...
May 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431056/long-term-outcome-of-transvenous-pacemaker-implantation-in-infants-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#3
Laura M Vos, Janneke A E Kammeraad, Matthias W Freund, Andreas C Blank, Johannes M P J Breur
Aim: Evaluation of long-term outcome of transvenous pacemaker (PM) implantation in infants. Methods and Results: A retrospective analysis of all transvenous PM implantations in infants <10 kg between September 1997 and October 2001 was made. Indications for PM implantation, age at implantation, and determinants of long-term outcome including cardiac function, PM function, and PM (system) complications were noted. Seven patients underwent transvenous VVI(R) PM implantation...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429161/on-the-in-vivo-function-of-the-mitral-heart-valve-leaflet-insights-into-tissue-interstitial-cell-biomechanical-coupling
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Chung-Hao Lee, Will Zhang, Kristen Feaver, Robert C Gorman, Joseph H Gorman, Michael S Sacks
There continues to be a critical need for developing data-informed computational modeling techniques that enable systematic evaluations of mitral valve (MV) function. This is important for a better understanding of MV organ-level biomechanical performance, in vivo functional tissue stresses, and the biosynthetic responses of MV interstitial cells (MVICs) in the normal, pathophysiological, and surgically repaired states. In the present study, we utilized extant ovine MV population-averaged 3D fiducial marker data to quantify the MV anterior leaflet (MVAL) deformations in various kinematic states...
April 20, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
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/28414667/the-mysterious-case-of-dyspnea
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S Saad, N Turaga, J Grant, N Jain
INTRODUCTION: Dehiscence of a mitral valve annuloplasty ring is a rare occurrence that often manifests as mitral regurgitation and heart failure. We present a case of mitral ring dehiscence which was initially unrecognized by standard 2-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (2D TTE); and 2-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (2D TEE);. CASE: A 65-year-old woman was referred to Cardiology clinic for evaluation of dyspnea. Her history included tobacco abuse, atrial fibrillation status post pulmonary vein isolation, nonischemic cardiomyopathy, and prior mitral valve repair with annuloplasty ring for rheumatic valvular disease...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398395/-transcatheter-mitral-valve-repair-for-patients-not-amenable-to-surgical-correction-epidemiology-diagnosis-equiti-of-access-and-economic-impact
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Francesco Bedogni, Sergio Berti, Giovanni Esposito, Alessio Gaetano La Manna, Ugo Limbruno, Alfredo Marchese, Ciro Mauro, Alessandro Salvi, Gennaro Santoro, Giuseppe Tarantini, Fabio Tarantino, Ferdinando Varbella, Roberto Violini, Giuseppe Musumeci
Mitral regurgitation is the most common valvular heart disease in western world, with moderate to severe mitral regurgitation having a deep impact on prognosis, mortality and rehospitalizations. Advanced congestive heart failure is frequently complicated by mitral regurgitation, a pathologic condition that is often under-diagnosed. A significant proportion of patients with severe mitral regurgitation is not eligible for surgery (mitral valve repair or replacement) because of contraindications or excessive surgical risk...
February 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397812/upregulation-of-sestrins-protect-atriums-against-oxidative-damage-and-fibrosis-in-human-and-experimental-atrial-fibrillation
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Zengxiang Dong, Chaolan Lin, Yujiao Liu, Hongbo Jin, Hong Wu, Zhenjun Li, Liping Sun, Lu Zhang, Xi Hu, Yingying Wei, Chengcheng Wang, Wei Han
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is common in the elderly and Sestrins (Sesns) have been suggested to prevent age-related pathologies. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of Sesns in AF. Clinical data were collected and a small sample of atrial appendage and atrium was obtained from patients undergoing valve repairment. The expression of Sesn1, Sesn2, and Sesn3 was significantly higher in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation (PmAF) than that in sinus rhythm (SR), and further greater in the left atrium than the right in PmAF patients...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393785/modifying-risks-to-improve-outcome-in-cardiac-surgery-an-anesthesiologist-s-perspective
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REVIEW
Murali Chakravarthy
Challenging times are here for cardiac surgical and anesthesia team. The interventional cardiologist seem to have closed the flow of 'good cases' coming up for any of the surgery,; successful percutaneous interventions seem to be offering reasonable results in these patients, who therefore do not knock on the doors of the surgeons any more . It is a common experience among the cardiac anesthesiologists and surgeons that the type of the cases that come by now are high risk. That may be presence of comorbidities, ongoing medical therapies, unstable angina, uncontrolled heart failure and rhythm disturbances; and in patients with ischemic heart disease, the target coronaries are far from ideal...
April 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392102/creatine-phosphate-administration-in-cell-energy-impairment-conditions-a-summary-of-past-and-present-research
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REVIEW
A V Gaddi, P Galuppo, J Yang
BACKGROUND: Creatine phosphate (CrP) plays a fundamental physiological role by providing chemical energy for cell viability and activity, especially in muscle tissue. Numerous pathological conditions, caused by acute or chronic ischaemic situations, are related to its deficiency. For these reasons, it has been used as a cardioprotective agent in heart surgery and medical cardiology for many years. OBJECTIVE: This article gives a brief overview of the main characteristics of exogenous CrP...
March 14, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380656/early-results-of-surgical-simultaneous-therapy-for-significant-carotid-artery-stenosis-and-heart-disease
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Marc Irqsusi, Alessandro Vannucchi, Julius Beckers, Stefan Kasseckert, Stefan Waldhans, Sebastian Vogt, Rainer G H Moosdorf
Background The purpose of this single-center, retrospective study was to review the early outcome with defined endpoints of myocardial infarction, brain injury, and death after coronary bypass grafting and simultaneous carotid endarterectomy with or without combined valve replacement. Methods During the preoperative investigation 52 (44 males, 8 females) patients were examined by cardiac catheterization within the scope of their coronary status. In addition, all patients underwent echocardiography, CT angiography of the supra-aortic vessels, and full description of their neurologic status...
April 5, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374279/design-analysis-and-testing-of-a-novel-mitral-valve-for-transcatheter-implantation
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Selim Bozkurt, Georgia L Preston-Maher, Ryo Torii, Gaetano Burriesci
Mitral regurgitation is a common mitral valve dysfunction which may lead to heart failure. Because of the rapid aging of the population, conventional surgical repair and replacement of the pathological valve are often unsuitable for about half of symptomatic patients, who are judged high-risk. Transcatheter valve implantation could represent an effective solution. However, currently available aortic valve devices are inapt for the mitral position. This paper presents the design, development and hydrodynamic assessment of a novel bi-leaflet mitral valve suitable for transcatheter implantation...
April 3, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374178/current-status-of-catheter-based-treatment-of-mitral-valve-regurgitation
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REVIEW
Mario Gössl, Robert S Farivar, Richard Bae, Paul Sorajja
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review examines the current status of catheter-based repair and replacement for mitral valve disease, with a focus on native primary and secondary mitral valve regurgitation. RECENT FINDINGS: Transcatheter mitral valve repair with the MitraClip®, with >40,000 performed procedures worldwide, has significantly advanced the field of transcatheter therapy for mitral valve regurgitation. Transcatheter mitral valve replacement remains in the early stages of development, mainly due to the complex anatomy and physiology of the mitral valve...
May 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369323/common-atrioventricular-valve-failure-during-single-ventricle-palliation%C3%A2
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Gregory King, Thomas L Gentles, David S Winlaw, Rachel Cordina, Andrew Bullock, Leeanne E Grigg, Nelson Alphonso, Dorothy J Radford, Diana Zannino, Edward Buratto, Yves d'Udekem
OBJECTIVES: To determine the risk of atrioventricular valve failure (valve intervention or moderate or greater regurgitation) during the lifetime of patients with single ventricle physiology and common atrioventricular valve. METHODS: Patients' data were extracted from an existing bi-national, population based registry. A retrospective review of their medical records was undertaken to determine the incidence of atrioventricular valve repair/replacement or moderate or greater regurgitation...
March 23, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368846/percutaneous-mitral-valve-repair-with-the-mitraclip-in-primary-compared-with-secondary-mitral-valve-regurgitation-using-the-mitral-valve-academic-research-consortium-criteria
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Julia Seeger, Patrick Müller, Birgid Gonska, Dominik Scharnbeck, Sinisa Markovic, Daniel Walcher, Wolfgang Rottbauer, Jochen Wöhrle
AIMS: To compare early device success, procedural success, and 30-day safety endpoint according to the new Mitral Valve Academic Research Consortium criteria (MVARC) in severe primary and secondary mitral regurgitation (MR) patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 210 patients were enrolled; 105 patients with primary MR were compared with 105 patients with secondary MR. All patients were highly symptomatic (New York Heart Association III/IV 79.0% vs 87.6%). Decision for MitraClip therapy was done by the heart team...
April 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363367/straight-back-syndrome
#16
REVIEW
Cameron D Wright
Straight back syndrome is a rare condition usually associated with mitral valve prolapse and "pseudo-heart disease" caused by a very narrow anterior-posterior chest due to the loss of the normal dorsal curvature of the thoracic spine. More rarely, the narrowed upper chest may compress the trachea causing extrinsic tracheal obstruction. If severe enough, this requires operative repair by effectively opening up the upper chest by a variety of techniques to allow the trachea enough room to avoid compression.
May 2017: Thoracic Surgery Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357714/the-role-for-cardiovascular-remodeling-in-cardiovascular-outcomes
#17
REVIEW
Nishant Krishna Sekaran, Anna Lisa Crowley, Fernanda Rodrigues de Souza, Elmiro Santos Resende, Sunil V Rao
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ischemic and non-ischemic injury to the heart causes deleterious changes in ventricular size, shape, and function. This adverse remodeling is mediated by neurohormonal and hemodynamic alterations and is reflected in non-invasive measures of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), left ventricular end-systolic volume (LVESV), and left ventricular end-diastolic volume (LVEDV). These measures are closely linked to cardiovascular outcomes and have become key surrogate endpoints for evaluating the therapeutic efficacy of contemporary treatments for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF)...
May 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344611/percutaneous-pulmonary-valve-implantation-state-of-the-art-and-polish-experience
#18
REVIEW
Elżbieta K Biernacka, Witold Rużyłło, Marcin Demkow
Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) is a relatively new method of treating patients with right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) dysfunction after surgical repair of congenital heart disease. Since its introduction in 2000 by Bonhoeffer, more than ten thousand PPVI procedures have been performed worldwide. Indications for PPVI have been adapted from those accepted for surgical intervention. Two types of valves are being used: Melody Medtronic available in diameters 16 mm and 18 mm and the family of Edwards SAPIEN valves 23, 26 and 29...
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337488/supercritical-carbon-dioxide-based-sterilization-of-decellularized-heart-valves
#19
Ryan S Hennessy, Soumen Jana, Brandon J Tefft, Meghana R Helder, Melissa D Young, Rebecca R Hennessy, Nicholas J Stoyles, Amir Lerman
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this research project encompasses finding the most efficient and effective method of decellularized tissue sterilization. BACKGROUND: Aortic tissue grafts have been utilized to repair damaged or diseased valves. Although, the tissues for grafting are collected aseptically, it does not eradicate the risk of contamination nor disease transfer. Thus, sterilization of grafts is mandatory. Several techniques have been applied to sterilize grafts; however, each technique shows drawbacks...
February 2017: JACC. Basic to Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336788/transcatheter-treatment-of-severe-tricuspid-regurgitation-with-the-edge-to-edge-mitraclip-technique
#20
Georg Nickenig, Marek Kowalski, Jörg Hausleiter, Daniel Braun, Joachim Schofer, Ermela Yzeiraj, Volker Rudolph, Kai Friedrichs, Francesco Maisano, Maurizio Taramasso, Neil P Fam, Giovanni Bianchi, Francesco Bedogni, Paolo Denti, Ottavio Alfieri, Azeem Latib, Antonio Colombo, Christoph Hammerstingl, Robert Schueler
Background -Current surgical and medical treatment options for severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR) are limited and additional interventional approaches are required. In the present observational study, the safety and feasibility of transcatheter repair of chronic severe TR with the MitraClip system were evaluated. In addition, the effects on clinical symptoms were assessed. Methods -Patients with heart failure symptoms and severe TR on optimal medical treatment were treated with the MitraClip system. Safety, defined as periprocedural adverse events such as death, myocardial infarction, stroke, or cardiac tamponade, and feasibility, defined as successful implantation of one or more MitraClip devices and reduction of TR by at least one grade, were evaluated before discharge and after 30 days...
March 23, 2017: Circulation
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