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Toshinari Onishi, Kaoruko Sengoku, Yasuhiro Ichibori, Isamu Mizote, Koichi Maeda, Toru Kuratani, Yoshiki Sawa, Yasushi Sakata
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an effective and less invasive treatment for the increasing population of individuals with severe aortic stenosis (AS). Echocardiography is crucial in the assessment of AS patients from pre- to post-procedure. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) may be used to assess patient suitability for TAVI, as well as evaluate the severity of AS, the aortic valve complex, aortic valve morphology, mitral regurgitation (MR), and left ventricular function. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is usually used as an intra-procedural monitoring tool to provide feedback during the procedure, to assess prosthetic valve function, and to detect complications rapidly before and after balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) or transcatheter heart valve (THV) deployment...
February 2018: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
Gerlando Pilato, Claudia I Tamburino, Corrado Tamburino
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Peter Murin, Nicodème Sinzobahamvya, Antonia Schulz, Victoria Lorenzen, Stanislav Ovroutski, Felix Berger, Joachim Photiadis, Mi-Young Cho
OBJECTIVES: The technique of subcoronary autograft implantation for the Ross procedure has shown excellent durability of aortic valve function in adults. However, its use in children with hypoplastic aortic annulus or multilevel left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) was traditionally precluded. We combined this technique with a Konno incision and evaluated LVOTO relief and durability of the autograft function in growing patients. METHODS: Between January 2012 and January 2017, 13 patients with severe LVOTO and hypoplastic aortic annulus underwent Ross-Konno procedure with subcoronary autograft implantation...
March 9, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Lauren E Markovic, Brian A Scansen
BACKGROUND: Different methods to perform reference calibration of an angiographic image exist; however, a prospective comparison of calibration methods has yet to be investigated in veterinary medicine. OBJECTIVE: To compare angiographic measurements using two commonly employed reference calibration methods, an esophageal pigtail marker catheter (EC) versus a radiopaque table ruler (TR). ANIMALS: Thirty-five client-owned dogs undergoing transcatheter intervention...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Ajith Ananthakrishna Pillai, Chandramohan Ramasamy, Saranya Gousy V, Harichandrakumar Kottyath
BACKGROUND: Mitral stenosis may present with decompensated heart failure during pregnancy. Many patients do have advanced sub valve disease and present late with decompensated state. The outcomes of balloon mitral valvuloplasty (BMV) in such advanced sub valve disease with severe heart failure in pregnancy has not been specifically studied till now. METHODS: A descriptive study looking at the immediate and long-term outcomes of pregnant patients with MS who presented with severe heart failure and sub valve disease who had undergone BMV...
March 11, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
Yuka Matsunaga, Masataka Ishimura, Hazumu Nagata, Kiyoshi Uike, Tadamune Kinjo, Masayuki Ochiai, Kenichiro Yamamura, Hidetoshi Takada, Yoshihisa Tanoue, Masaki Hayakawa, Masanori Matsumoto, Toshiro Hara, Shouichi Ohga
BACKGROUND: Thrombotic microangiopathies (TMA) are microvascular occlusive disorders characterized by systemic or intrarenal platelet aggregation, thrombocytopenia, and red cell fragmentation. Post-operative TMA mostly occurs in adult patients with cardiovascular surgery, with the distinct pathophysiology from classical thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) although the exact pathophysiology remains unclear. CASE PRESENTATION: A one-month-old infant developed TMA after the initial surgery of double outlet right ventricle...
February 7, 2018: Pediatrics and Neonatology
Hiroki Usuku, Eiichiro Yamamoto, Hiromi Yoshimura, Ryusuke Tsunoda, Kazuhiro Nishigami, Masamichi Nakajima, Ryusuke Suzuki, Kenichi Tsujita
We detected symptomatic atrial fibrillation in a 64-year-old man who had undergone mitral valvuloplasty. While performing transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in the left lateral decubitus position, we detected an isoechoic mass lesion at the bottom of the left atrial appendage (LAA). After changing the patient's position from left to right, the mass lesion dropped down from the bottom of the LAA, spread out into the left atrium, and appeared as a spontaneous echocardiographic contrast with mobility. We therefore diagnosed the mass lesion as not a thrombus but sludge...
March 5, 2018: Echocardiography
Giorgia M Bosi, Claudio Capelli, Mun Hong Cheang, Nicola Delahunty, Michael Mullen, Andrew M Taylor, Silvia Schievano
Patient-specific computational models are an established tool to support device development and test under clinically relevant boundary conditions. Potentially, such models could be used to aid the clinical decision-making process for percutaneous valve selection; however, their adoption in clinical practice is still limited to individual cases. To be fully informative, they should include patient-specific data on both anatomy and mechanics of the implantation site. In this work, fourteen patient-specific computational models for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with balloon-expandable Sapien XT devices were retrospectively developed to tune the material parameters of the implantation site mechanical model for the average TAVR population...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
Ilan A Marcuschamer, Aryeh Abelow, Ran Kornowski
The Impella is a mechanical circulatory support device that supports ventricular function. Since 2008, when the first Impella device received Food and Drug Administration clearance, its use has become increasingly prevalent. A variety of Impella devices are available, and are differentiated by size, power, and insertion techniques. These versions of the Impella have been used in a multitude of clinical scenarios, both emergent and elective, including high-risk coronary interventions, acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock, decompensated left and right heart failure, high-risk ventricular tachycardia ablations, and aortic valvuloplasty...
February 20, 2018: Coronary Artery Disease
Catherine Belanger, Catherine T Gunther-Harrington, Satoko Nishimura, Maureen S Oldach, Samantha L Fousse, Lance C Visser, Joshua A Stern
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate safety and efficacy of high-pressure balloon valvuloplasty (HPBVP) for treatment of canine severe pulmonary valve stenosis (PS). A secondary aim was to provide pre-procedure predictors of success. ANIMALS: Twenty-five dogs. METHODS: Prospective observational study. Dogs with severe PS (echocardiographically derived trans-pulmonary peak/maximum pressure gradient (EDPG) ≥80 mmHg) were recruited. All dogs underwent echocardiography before and 20-24hrs after HPBVP using a high-pressure balloon with rated burst pressures ranging from 12 to 18 ATM...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
Mark Webster, Sanjeevan Pasupati, Nigel Lever, Martin Stiles
OBJECTIVE: This first-in-human study evaluated the safety and technical feasibility of the Tempo temporary cardiac pacing lead (BioTrace Medical), which includes a novel fixation mechanism and soft tip. BACKGROUND: Complications of temporary pacing leads include dislodgment, arrhythmias, and ventricular perforation. Temporary pacing applications have increased with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) growth, for rapid pacing during balloon valvuloplasty (BAV) and valve deployment, and for periprocedural bradyarrhythmia support...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
Aaron R Prosnitz, Monika Drogosz, Audrey C Marshall, Louise E Wilkins-Haug, Carol B Benson, Lynn A Sleeper, Wayne Tworetzky, Kevin G Friedman
OBJECTIVE: To describe the early hemodynamic changes after fetal aortic valvuloplasty (FAV) for evolving hypoplastic left heart syndrome due to mid-gestational aortic stenosis and to assess whether these early changes predict biventricular (BiV) circulation at neonatal discharge. METHOD: We retrospectively reviewed all technically successful FAV cases resulting in live birth between 2000 and 2015 (n=93, 45% BiV circulation at neonatal discharge). Paired testing methods were used to compare pre- and post-intervention measures of left ventricular hemodynamics...
February 13, 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
Darae Kim, Hyemoon Chung, Jong Ho Nam, Dong Hyuk Park, Chi Young Shim, Jung Sun Kim, Hyuk Jae Chang, Geu Ru Hong, Jong Won Ha
PURPOSE: We determined factors associated with long-term outcomes of patients who underwent successful percutaneous mitral balloon valvuloplasty (PMV). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between August 1980 and May 2013, 1187 patients underwent PMV at Severance Hospital, Seoul, Korea. A total of 742 patients who underwent regular clinic visits for more than 10 years were retrospectively analyzed. The endpoints consisted of repeated PMV, mitral valve (MV) surgery, and cardiovascular-related death...
March 2018: Yonsei Medical Journal
Emmanouil Chourdakis, Ioanna Koniari, Nicholas G Kounis, Dimitrios Velissaris, George Hahalis, Karl Eugen Hauptmann
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January 2018: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
Chawki ElZein, David Roberson, Nour Hammad, Michel Ilbawi
At present, aortic valvuloplasty is considered an effective procedure for treatment of aortic regurgitation in pediatric patients. It has encouraging mid- and long-term results. The improved outcome is primarily related to better understanding of the functional anatomy of the normal valve and the different factors that alter it. It is also related to the realization that outcome after valvuloplasty is dependent on comprehensive repair of all of the involved components of the aortic root. Refinement in preoperative diagnosis has helped identify these abnormal components and focus the surgical approach on the needed reconstruction...
March 2018: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual
Philippe J van Rosendael, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax
Aims: The incidence of new-onset conduction abnormalities requiring permanent pacemaker implantation (PPI) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with new-generation prostheses remains debated. This systematic review analyses the incidence of PPI after TAVI with new-generation devices and evaluates the electrical, anatomical, and procedural factors associated with PPI. In addition, the incidence of PPI after TAVI with early generation prostheses was reviewed for comparison...
February 6, 2018: European Heart Journal
Xianbao Liu, Yuxin He, Qifeng Zhu, Feng Gao, Wei He, Lei Yu, Qijing Zhou, Minjian Kong, Jian'an Wang
OBJECTIVES: To explore assessment of supra-annular structure for self-expanding transcatheter heart valve (THV) size selection in patients with bicuspid aortic stenosis (AS). BACKGROUND: Annulus-based device selection from CT measurement is the standard sizing strategy for tricuspid aortic valve before transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Because of supra-annular deformity, device selection for bicuspid AS has not been systemically studied. METHODS: Twelve patients with bicuspid AS who underwent TAVR with self-expanding THVs were included in this study...
February 5, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Marc Eugène, Marina Urena, Jérémie Abtan, José-Luis Carrasco, Walid Ghodbane, Patrick Nataf, Alec Vahanian, Dominique Himbert
The prognosis of patients with cardiogenic shock (CS) or refractory pulmonary edema because of severe aortic stenosis remains poor. The purpose of this study was to assess the outcomes of rescue percutaneous balloon aortic valvuloplasty (PBAV) in the transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) era. Patients were consecutively included between 2008 and 2016. CS was defined as ≥1 sign of systemic hypoperfusion and need of catecholamines. Refractory pulmonary edema was defined as not controlled by optimal medical treatment...
December 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
Ankur Kalra, Raj R Makkar, Deepak L Bhatt, Sahil Khera, Neal S Kleiman, Michael J Reardon, Morton J Kern
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has become the preferred therapy for treatment of severe aortic stenosis in patients at intermediate to high risk of perioperative mortality following surgical aortic valve replacement. Haemodynamic assessment is an integral part of the procedure, and it is crucial for the operator to have an in-depth understanding of the haemodynamic alterations that occur during balloon aortic valvuloplasty and transcatheter valve deployment. Comprehension of the haemodynamic tracings is also pivotal for early recognition of periprocedural complications...
2018: Open Heart
Yin-Yu Lin, Ming-Ren Chen
The use of balloon aortic valvuloplasty for congenital aortic valve stenosis was well established in literatures. However, balloon aortic valvuloplasty performed in low body weight neonates had been infrequently reported. Here we report a 5-day-old premature neonate diagnosed critical aortic valve stenosis. Balloon aortic valvuloplasty was performed as first-line therapy while the patient weighed only 1493 g. Balloon aortic valvuloplasty went successfully with transvalvular pressure gradient decreased from 80 mmHg to 44 mmHg...
January 2018: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
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