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Frederique E C M Peeters, Manouk J W van Mourik, Steven J R Meex, Jan Bucerius, Simon M Schalla, Suzanne C Gerretsen, Casper Mihl, Marc R Dweck, Leon J Schurgers, Joachim E Wildberger, Harry J G M Crijns, Bas L J H Kietselaer
BASIK2 is a prospective, double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial investigating the effect of vitamin K2 (menaquinone-7;MK7) on imaging measurements of calcification in the bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and calcific aortic valve stenosis (CAVS). BAV is associated with early development of CAVS. Pathophysiologic mechanisms are incompletely defined, and the only treatment available is valve replacement upon progression to severe symptomatic stenosis. Matrix Gla protein (MGP) inactivity is suggested to be involved in progression...
March 21, 2018: Nutrients
Victor Chien-Chia Wu, Masaaki Takeuchi, Yasufumi Nagata, Masaki Izumo, Yoshihiro J Akashi, Fen-Chiung Lin, Yutaka Otsuji
We hypothesized that area of calcified aortic valve (ACAV) measured by 2D echocardiography (2DE) can predict future cardiovascular events in asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis (AS).Multidetector computed tomography determined aortic valve calcification load is strongly associated with AS severity but has risks for radiation exposure. Quantification of ACAV by transthoracic 2DE is simple and convenient but its clinical utility has not been extensively studied.We measured ACAV in 124 asymptomatic severe AS patients (80 ± 9 years, 45 males) with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Andreas Weber, Mareike Barth, Jessica Isabel Selig, Silja Raschke, Konstantinos Dakaras, Alexander Hof, Julia Hesse, Jürgen Schrader, Artur Lichtenberg, Payam Akhyari
Calcific aortic valve disease is an active disease process with lipoprotein deposition, chronic inflammation, and progressive leaflet degeneration. Expression of ectonucleotidases, a group of membrane-bound enzymes that regulate the metabolism of ATP and its metabolites, may coregulate the degeneration process of valvular interstitial cells (VICs). The aim of this study was to investigate the role of the enzymes of the purinergic system in the degeneration process of VICs. Ovine VICs were cultivated in vitro under different prodegenerative conditions and treated with inhibitors of ectonucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase 1 (CD39)/ectonucleotide pyrophosphatase/phosphodiesterase 1 (ENPP1), and 5'-nucleotidase (CD73), as well as with adenosine and adenosine receptor agonists...
March 20, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Niklas Schofer, Florian Deuschl, Gerhard Schön, Moritz Seiffert, Matthias Linder, Andreas Schaefer, Johannes Schirmer, Edith Lubos, Hermann Reichenspurner, Stefan Blankenberg, Lenard Conradi, Ulrich Schäfer
BACKGROUND: The balloon-expandable Sapien 3 (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA, USA) and the mechanically-expandable Lotus valve (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA, USA) are established devices for transcatheter aortic valve implantation. We sought to compare both transcatheter heart valves (THV) under consideration of the extent of THV landing zone calcification. METHODS: This retrospective analysis includes consecutive patients with severe aortic stenosis treated with Sapien 3 (S3; n=212) or Lotus (n=61) THV via transfemoral access...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
Gaby Aphram, Laurent De Kerchove, Stefano Mastrobuoni, Emiliano Navarra, Silvia Solari, Saadallah Tamer, Jerome Baert, Alain Poncelet, Jean Rubay, Parla Astarci, Philippe Noirhomme, Gebrine El Khoury
OBJECTIVES: Mitral valve (MV) repair is the gold standard for treatment of degenerative mitral regurgitation. A variety of surgical techniques allow surgeons to achieve a high rate of MV repair even with MV diseases of other aetiologies. However, a certain number of repairs fail over time. The aim of this study was to review our single-centre experience of MV re-repair and analyse the mode of repair failure, re-repair safety and efficiency in relation to the initial aetiology. METHODS: Between 1997 and 2015, 91 patients underwent redo MV re-repair...
March 14, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Marta Scatena, Melissa F Jackson, Mei Y Speer, Elizabeth M Leaf, Mary C Wallingford, Cecilia M Giachelli
OBJECTIVE: Calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) is a major cause of aortic stenosis (AS) and cardiac insufficiency. Patients with type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are at heightened risk for CAVD, and their valves have greater calcification than nondiabetic valves. No drugs to prevent or treat CAVD exist, and animal models that might help identify therapeutic targets are sorely lacking. To develop an animal model mimicking the structural and functional features of CAVD in people with T2DM, we tested a diabetogenic, procalcific diet and its effect on the incidence and severity of CAVD and AS in the, LDLr-/- ApoB100/100 mouse model...
February 15, 2018: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
Mario Lopez-Moya, Pedro Melgar-Lesmes, Kumaran Kolandaivelu, Jose Maria de la Torre Hernandez, Elazer R Edelman, Mercedes Balcells
Porcine glutaraldehyde-fixed pericardium is widely used to replace human heart valves. Despite the stabilizing effects of glutaraldehyde fixation, the lack of endothelialization and the occurrence of immune reactions contribute to calcification and structural valve deterioration, which is particularly significant in young patients where valve longevity is crucial. This report shows an optimization system to enhance endothelialization of fixed pericardium to mimic the biological function of a native heart valve...
March 14, 2018: Biomacromolecules
Michael B Boffa, Marlys L Koschinsky
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Evidence continues to mount for an important role for elevated plasma concentrations of lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] in mediating risk of atherothrombotic and calcific aortic valve diseases. However, there continues to be great uncertainty regarding some basic aspects of Lp(a) biology including its biosynthesis and catabolism, its mechanisms of action in health and disease, and the significance of its isoform size heterogeneity. Moreover, the precise utility of Lp(a) in the clinic remains undefined...
March 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Lipidology
Michael Gottlieb, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
INTRODUCTION: Aortic stenosis is a common condition among older adults that can be associated with dangerous outcomes, due to both the disease itself and its influence on other conditions. OBJECTIVE: This review provides an evidence-based summary of the current emergency department (ED) evaluation and management of aortic stenosis. DISCUSSION: Aortic stenosis refers to significant narrowing of the aortic valve and can be caused by calcific disease, congenital causes, or rheumatic valvular disease...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
W Toppen, W Suh, O Aksoy, P Benharash, C Bowles, R J Shemin, M Kwon
OBJECTIVE: With the introduction of the latest generation Sapien 3 transcatheter aortic valve, there has been a reduction in the usage of transapical (TA) approach for TAVRs in many centers. However, despite the smaller sheath size and more stream-lined delivery system, vascular complications continue to occur, especially in patients with peripheral vascular disease. Thus, our institution has maintained a stringent TA protocol aiming to prevent these complications. We hypothesize that this protocol has helped to reduce vascular complications and improve outcomes at our institution even in the Sapien 3 era...
March 6, 2018: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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
Punashi Dutta, Joy Lincoln
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to highlight the past and more current literature related to the multifaceted pathogenic programs that contribute to calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) with a focus on the contribution of developmental programs. RECENT FINDINGS: Calcification of the aortic valve is an active process characterized by calcific nodule formation on the aortic surface leading to a less supple and more stiffened cusp, thereby limiting movement and causing clinical stenosis...
March 8, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
Yoshiaki Takewa, Hirohito Sumikura, Satoru Kishimoto, Noritsugu Naito, Kei Iizuka, Daichi Akiyama, Ryosuke Iwai, Eisuke Tatsumi, Yasuhide Nakayama
Tissue-engineered heart valves (TEHVs) are expected to be viable grafts. However, it is unknown whether they transit their histological structure after implantation. We developed a novel autologous TEHV (named stent biovalve) for transcatheter implantation, using in-body tissue engineering based on a tissue encapsulation phenomenon. In this study, a time-course histological transition of implanted biovalves was investigated in goats. Three types of stent biovalves were prepared by 2 month embedding of plastic molds mounted with metallic stents, in the subcutaneous spaces...
March 5, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Andrea Colli, Erica Manzan, Audrius Aidietis, Kestutis Rucinskas, Eleonora Bizzotto, Laura Besola, Nicola Pradegan, Demetrio Pittarello, Vilius Janusauskas, Diana Zakarkaite, Agne Drasutiene, Arturas Lipnevicius, Bernhard C Danner, Horst Sievert, Laura Vaskelyte, Nalan Schnelle, Stefano Salizzoni, Massimo Marro, Mauro Rinaldi, Katarzyna Kurnicka, Kristof Wrobel, Mariano Ceffarelli, Carlo Savini, Davide Pacini, Gino Gerosa
OBJECTIVES: Transapical off-pump NeoChord repair is a novel minimally invasive surgical procedure to treat degenerative mitral valve regurgitation. The aim was to evaluate 1-year clinical results of the NeoChord procedure in a consecutive cohort of patients. METHODS: Between February 2013 and July 2016, 213 patients were enrolled in the NeoChord Independent International Registry. All patients presented severe mitral regurgitation due to flail/prolapse of 1 or both leaflets, and they all completed postoperative echocardiographic assessment up to 1 year...
March 5, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Sébastien Thériault, Nathalie Gaudreault, Maxime Lamontagne, Mickael Rosa, Marie-Chloé Boulanger, David Messika-Zeitoun, Marie-Annick Clavel, Romain Capoulade, François Dagenais, Philippe Pibarot, Patrick Mathieu, Yohan Bossé
Calcific aortic valve stenosis (CAVS) is a common and life-threatening heart disease and the current treatment options cannot stop or delay its progression. A GWAS on 1009 cases and 1017 ethnically matched controls was combined with a large-scale eQTL mapping study of human aortic valve tissues (n = 233) to identify susceptibility genes for CAVS. Replication was performed in the UK Biobank, including 1391 cases and 352,195 controls. A transcriptome-wide association study (TWAS) reveals PALMD (palmdelphin) as significantly associated with CAVS...
March 7, 2018: Nature Communications
Jennifer M Richards, Jennie A M R Kunitake, Heather B Hunt, Alexa N Wnorowski, Debra W Lin, Adele L Boskey, Eve Donnelly, Lara A Estroff, Jonathan T Butcher
Calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) is an inexorably degenerative pathology characterized by progressive calcific lesion formation on the valve leaflets. The interaction of valvular cells in advanced lesion environments is not well understood yet highly relevant as clinically detectable CAVD exhibits calcifications composed of non-stoichiometric hydroxyapatite (HA). In this study, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic imaging was used to spatially analyze mineral properties as a function of disease progression...
March 2, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
Oliver J Liakopoulos
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February 8, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Mariola Olkowicz, Patrycja Jablonska, Jan Rogowski, Ryszard T Smolenski
Several proteins such as membrane-associated ectonucleotidases: ecto-5'-nucleotidase (E5NT/CD73) and ectonucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase 1 (ENTPD1/CD39), and intracellular heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) may contribute to protection from inflammation-related diseases such as calcific aortic valve stenosis (CAS). Accurate quantification of these proteins could contribute to better understanding of the disease mechanisms and identification of biomarkers. This report presents development and validation of quantification method for E5NT/CD73, ENTPD1/CD39 and HO-1...
May 15, 2018: Talanta
Zahara Meghji, Anita Nguyen, Jeffrey B Geske, Hartzell V Schaff
Severe calcific mitral valve stenosis can rarely occur concomitantly with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. In these patients, surgical decalcification of the stenotic mitral valve followed by mitral valve replacement carries significant operative risk and may result in paravalvular leakage, atrioventricular groove disruption, and excessive bleeding. We report the first 2 cases of obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with severe calcific mitral valve stenosis successfully treated with concomitant transaortic septal myectomy and bypass of the stenotic mitral valve using a valved left atrium to left ventricular conduit...
February 26, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Guandi Wu, Jiayi Xian, Xi Yang, Jiaying Li, Jichen Liu, Wenhui Dong, Shuwen Su, Jun Li, Yan Tu, Jian Peng, Dingli Xu, Qingchun Zeng
Previous studies have reported inconsistent results regarding the association between homocysteine (Hcy) levels and calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD). We investigate the association between Hcy levels in patients with CAVD and controls by conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis. We conducted a systematic search of studies published prior to the end of March 2017 in the PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and the Chinese Biomedical Literature databases. Eligible studies evaluating plasma Hcy levels in CAVD patients and controls were identified by two independent investigators...
February 2, 2018: Oncotarget
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