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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938964/predictors-of-permanent-pacemaker-implantation-after-transfemoral-aortic-valve-implantation-with-the-lotus-valve
#1
Mirjam Keßler, Birgid Gonska, Julia Seeger, Wolfgang Rottbauer, Jochen Wöhrle
BACKGROUND: Permanent pacemaker implantation (PPMI) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation is of high clinical relevance, but PPMI rates differ widely between valve types. Although the Lotus valve can be repositioned, reported rates for PPMI are high. The predictors of PPMI after Lotus valve implantation have not been defined yet. METHODS: We analyzed the impact of preexisting conduction disturbances, depth of implantation, oversizing, and amount of calcification on PPMI in 216 patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis underdoing Lotus valve implantation...
October 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930591/lipoprotein-a-and-cardiovascular-disease-current-state-and-future-directions-for-an-enigmatic-lipoprotein
#2
Anum Saeed, Salim S Virani
Lipoprotein (a) (Lp (a)) is a complex polymorphic lipoprotein. Although structurally similar to low-density lipoprotein, Lp(a) has a glycoprotein, apolipoprotein(a) (apo(a)), attached to the apolipoprotein B-100 component. Several unique properties of Lp(a) can be attributed to the presence of apo(a). Several decades of research has improved our understanding of the structure, biochemistry, and pathophysiology of Lp(a) associated diseases. Genetic, epidemiological, and translational data indicate that elevated Lp(a) levels are likely in the causal pathway for atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases as well as calcification of the aortic valves...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922978/6-year-old-sheep-as-a-clinically-relevant-large-animal-model-for-aortic-valve-replacement-using-tissue-engineered-grafts-based-on-decellularized-allogenic-matrix
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Karolina Theodoridis, Igor Tudorache, Serghei Cebotari, Tanja Meyer, Alexandru Calistru, Samir Sarikouch, Cristoph Bara, Axel Haverich, Andres Hilfiker
Tissue-engineered (TE) grafts based on decellularized grafts have shown very promising results in preclinical and clinical studies. However, in animal models valves have either been tested in juvenile models or in the clinically less relevant pulmonary valve position. In this study, we tested the grafts in the aortic valve (AV) position of 6-year old sheep, as geriatric patients in need of an aortic valve substitute due to calcification are the largest patient group benefiting from TE grafts. Decellularized AV (n=4) and decellularized AV additionally re-endothelialized with autologous cells (n=3) were implanted in the aortic valve position of 6-year-old female sheep...
September 19, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912209/valve-interstitial-cells-the-key-to-understanding-the-pathophysiology-of-heart-valve-calcification
#4
Arkady Rutkovskiy, Anna Malashicheva, Gareth Sullivan, Maria Bogdanova, Anna Kostareva, Kåre-Olav Stensløkken, Arnt Fiane, Jarle Vaage
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910266/therapeutic-effect-and-mechanism-of-action-of-abnormal-savda-munziq-in-development-of-degenerative-atherosclerotic-aortic-valve-disease
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Aisikaer Shabiti, Aili Aibibula, Aikeremu Tuerxun, Halmurat Wufuer
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effect of abnormal Savda Munziq (ASMq) on the development of degenerative atherosclerotic aortic valve disease and its underlying mechanisms. MATERIAL AND METHODS We randomly divided 80 rabbits into 4 groups: a normal control group (group N, n=20); a high-fat diet group (group HC, n=20); a high-fat diet and Atorvastatin calcium intervention group (group AI, n=20); and a high-fat diet and ASMq intervention group (group MI, n=20). For evaluation of blood lipid profiles, blood samples were collected at week 0 and at the end of week 8...
September 14, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904058/evaluation-of-lipoprotein-a-electrophoretic-and-immunoassay-methods-in-discriminating-risk-of-calcific-aortic-valve-disease-and-incident-coronary-heart-disease-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Jing Cao, Brian T Steffen, Weihua Guan, Matthew Budoff, Erin D Michos, Jorge R Kizer, Wendy S Post, Michael Y Tsai
BACKGROUND: A number of lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] analytical techniques are available that quantify distinct particle components, yet their clinical efficacy has not been comprehensively evaluated. This study determined whether Lp(a) mass [Lp(a)-M], Lp(a) cholesterol content [Lp(a)-C], and particle concentration [Lp(a)-P] differentially discriminated risk of calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) or incident coronary heart disease (CHD) among 4679 participants of the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)...
September 13, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902640/is-neutrophyl-to-lymphocyte-ratio-really-a-useful-marker-for-all-grades-of-degenerative-aortic-stenosis
#7
Selçuk Küçükseymen, Göksel Çağırcı, Ramazan Güven, Şakir Arslan
OBJECTIVE: Inflammatory processes play an important role in cardiac valve calcification and ossification. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and degenerative aortic stenosis (AS). METHODS: A total of 220 patients with AS and 158 healthy individuals who were a control group were included in the study. The NLR was calculated by dividing the number of neutrophils by number of lymphocytes in peripheral blood samples...
September 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901232/decellularized-allografts-for-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-reconstruction-in-children
#8
Francisco Diniz Affonso da Costa, Jonathan R G Etnel, Renato Torres, Eduardo M Balbi Filho, Rafael Torres, Allyson Calixto, Leonardo A Mulinari
OBJECTIVE: Determine the midterm outcomes of decellularized allografts for right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) reconstruction in children less than 12 years of age. METHODS: The study included all consecutive patients submitted to RVOT reconstruction with decellularized allografts between June 2006 and June 2016. Besides clinical and echocardiographic control, 20 patients with more than five years of follow-up were evaluated with computed tomography (CT) scans to determine allograft diameters and calcium scores...
September 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895294/pathology-of-self-expanding-transcatheter-aortic-valves-findings-from-the-corevalve-us-pivotal-trials
#9
Kazuyuki Yahagi, Sho Torii, Elena Ladich, Robert Kutys, Maria E Romero, Hiroyoshi Mori, Frank D Kolodgie, Jeffrey J Popma, Renu Virmani, Aloke V Finn
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has recently become an alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement for patients with severe aortic stenosis. However, paravalvular leaks, possible leaflet thrombosis, and device durability following TAVR remain unresolved issues. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted the first systematic microscopic and macroscopic pathologic analysis of self-expanding CoreValve transcatheter aortic valves removed at autopsy or surgically from the U...
September 12, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895061/valvular-heart-disease-in-women-differential-remodeling-and-response-to-new-therapies
#10
REVIEW
Jaya Chandrasekhar, George Dangas, Roxana Mehran
In the United States, valvular heart disease (VHD) has a prevalence of 2.5%, most commonly presenting as aortic stenosis (AS) or mitral valve regurgitation (MR) and increasingly observed to be of a degenerative etiology. Women frequently have latent symptoms despite significant disease, and it is therefore pertinent to consider both clinical symptoms and imaging findings for decision-making on treatment. Indeed, significant advances have been made in noninvasive imaging allowing for more accurate diagnosis and disease prognostication...
September 11, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892961/calcium-on-mitral-valve-decipher-aetiopathogenesis
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Rohan P Parikh, Ashlesh Tiwari, Sunil Washimkar, Pradeep Deshmukh, Mukund Deshpande
We hereby describe an unusual case of a 17-year-old female with severe mitral regurgitation secondary to heavily calcified immobile valve leaflets. Along with the mitral valve, corneas were also calcified, due to congenital systemic metabolic disorder, distal renal tubular acidosis. Histopathology proved that there was no intrinsic pathology of the mitral valve. Congenital distal renal tubular acidosis with normokalemia presenting with severe mitral and corneal calcification is not known. This case notes important clinical features and is thought to add to the existing knowledge regarding the disease...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891115/deficiency-of-ccaat-enhancer-binding-protein-homologous-protein-chop-prevents-diet-induced-aortic-valve-calcification-in%C3%A2-vivo
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Zhejun Cai, Baoqing Liu, Jia Wei, Zurong Fu, Yidong Wang, Yaping Wang, Jian Shen, Liangliang Jia, Shengan Su, Xiaoya Wang, Xiaoping Lin, Han Chen, Fei Li, Jian'an Wang, Meixiang Xiang
Aortic valve (AoV) calcification is common in aged populations. Its subsequent aortic stenosis has been linked with increased morbidity, but still has no effective pharmacological intervention. Our previous data show endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is involved in AoV calcification. Here, we investigated whether deficiency of ER stress downstream effector CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein homology protein (CHOP) may prevent development of AoV calcification. AoV calcification was evaluated in Apoe(-/-) mice (n = 10) or in mice with dual deficiencies of ApoE and CHOP (Apoe(-/-) CHOP(-/-) , n = 10) fed with Western diet for 24 weeks...
September 10, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890873/diagnostic-accuracy-study-of-routine-echocardiography-for-bicuspid-aortic-valve-a-retrospective-study-and-meta-analysis
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Mathias Hillebrand, Dietmar Koschyk, Pia Ter Hark, Helke Schüler, Meike Rybczynski, Jürgen Berger, Amit Gulati, Alexander M Bernhardt, Christian Detter, Evaldas Girdauskas, Stefan Blankenberg, Yskert von Kodolitsch
BACKGROUND: Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is the standard procedure to distinguish tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) from bicuspid aortic valve (BAV). Published studies assessed the accuracy of TTE for BAV under ideal conditions. Conversely, we aimed at assessing accuracy of TTE for BAV under routine conditions. METHODS: This retrospective, cross-sectional study of 216 adults included 132 men aged 62±14 years. Of these, 108 had BAV and 108 were age-matched individuals with TAV...
August 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886071/dynamics-of-the-aortic-annulus-in-4d-ct-angiography-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-patients
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Mustafa A Elattar, Leon W Vink, Martijn S van Mourik, Jan Baan, Ed T vanBavel, R Nils Planken, Henk A Marquering
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a well-established treatment for patients with severe aortic valve stenosis. This procedure requires pre-operative planning by assessment of aortic dimensions on CT Angiography (CTA). It is well-known that the aortic root dimensions vary over the heart cycle. However, sizing is commonly performed at either mid-systole or end-diastole only, which has resulted in an inadequate understanding of its full dynamic behavior. STUDY GOAL: We studied the variation in annulus measurements during the cardiac cycle and determined if this variation is dependent on the amount of calcification at the annulus...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878582/transcatheter-mitral-valve-replacement-with-the-edwards-sapien-3-valve
#15
Biswajit Kar, Angelo Nascimbene, Igor D Gregoric, Manish Patel, Pranav Loyalka
We describe the case of a 57-year-old man who had severe mitral valve stenosis and regurgitation without significant annular calcification. He was not a candidate for surgical valve replacement or repair because of his substantial comorbid conditions, overall frailty, and elevated surgical risk. He underwent successful transcatheter mitral valve replacement of his native mitral valve with compassionate, off-label use of an Edwards Sapien 3 valve. A search of the literature produced no other cases like ours, which represents a further evolution of the transcatheter valve implantation concept...
August 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851525/application-of-a-new-procedure-for-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-profiling-of-plasma-amino-acid-related-metabolites-and-untargeted-shotgun-proteomics-to-identify-mechanisms-and-biomarkers-of-calcific-aortic-stenosis
#16
Mariola Olkowicz, Janusz Debski, Patrycja Jablonska, Michal Dadlez, Ryszard T Smolenski
Calcific aortic valve stenosis (CAS) increasingly affects our ageing population, but the mechanisms of the disease and its biomarkers are not well established. Recently, plasma amino acid-related metabolite (AA) profiling has attracted attention in studies on pathology and development of biomarkers of cardiovascular diseases, but has not been studied in CAS. To evaluate the potential relationship between CAS and AA metabolome, a new ion-pairing reversed-phase liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (IP-RPLC-MS/MS) method has been developed and validated for simultaneous determination of 43 AAs in plasma of stenotic patients and age-matched control subjects...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844834/what-makes-new-ischemic-lesions-symptomatic-after-aortic-valve-replacement
#17
Ronen R Leker, Steven R Messé, Guray Erus, Michel Bilello, Molly Fanning, Michael Acker, Allie Massaro, Scott E Kasner, Thomas Floyd
BACKGROUND: Acute cerebral infarctions on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are common after cardiothoracic surgery. However, most are asymptomatic and we aimed to identify features associated with clinical stroke symptoms. METHODS: Patients over 65 years of age undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) for calcific stenosis were prospectively recruited (N = 196). All patients underwent neurological evaluation preoperatively and on postoperative days 1, 3, and 7, and MRI on planned postoperative day 5...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838536/transcatheter-valve-implantation-in-mitral-annular-calcification-during-open-surgery-extended-collar-technique
#18
Michael Ghosh-Dastidar, Vinayak Bapat
We describe an improvised technique during open surgery of inserting a transcatheter heart valve in the mitral position under very challenging circumstances. This is the first described use of the "extended collar" technique, which allowed implantation of a transcatheter heart valve in severe mitral valve annular calcification, into which a surgical valve could not safely be implanted. We believe that this technique is reproducible and may be helpful to other surgeons when faced with similar difficult circumstances...
September 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838533/surgical-management-of-caseous-calcification-of-the-mitral-annulus
#19
Laura S Fong, Aden J McLaughlin, N Louis Okiwelu, Indra A J Nordstrand, Mark Newman, Jurgen Passage, Pragnesh V Joshi
Caseous calcification of the mitral annulus (CCMA) is a rare variant of mitral annular calcification; it can manifest with conduction abnormalities or systemic embolization. It typically involves the posterior mitral annulus, and surgery is indicated for severe mitral valve dysfunction, for embolic complications or when the diagnosis is not certain. We describe a structured approach to the surgical management of CCMA using bovine pericardium to repair the defect.
September 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821833/microrna-449c-5p-inhibits-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-vics-through-smad4-mediated-pathway
#20
Rongjian Xu, Min Zhao, Yun Yang, Zhuo Huang, Chunying Shi, Xianglin Hou, Yannan Zhao, Bing Chen, Zhifeng Xiao, Jianzhou Liu, Qi Miao, Jianwu Dai
Calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) is the most common heart valve disorder, yet its mechanism remains poorly understood. Valve interstitial cells (VICs) are the prevalent cells in aortic valve and their osteogenic differentiation may be responsible for calcific nodule formation in CAVD pathogenesis. Emerging evidence shows microRNA (miRNA, or miR) can function as important regulators of many pathological processes, including osteogenic differentiation. Here, we aimed to explore the function of miR-449c-5p in CAVD pathogenesis...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
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