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Aortic regurgitation therapy

Fenton H McCarthy, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, Zhuokai Li, Vinod Thourani, Roland A Matsouaka, Nimesh D Desai, Ajay Kirtane, Saif Anwaruddin, Matthew L Williams, Jay Giri, Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, Robert H Li, Howard C Herrmann, Joseph E Bavaria, Wilson Y Szeto
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the association of tricuspid regurgitation (TR) severity with outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). METHODS: We analyzed data from 34,576 patients who underwent TAVR at 365 US hospitals from November 2011 through March 2015 submitted to The Society of Thoracic Surgeon/American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Therapy Registry. We examined unadjusted mortality and heart failure readmission stratified by degree of preoperative TR and used multivariable models for 1-year mortality and heart failure readmission...
March 2, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Nicholas S Clarke, Howaida El-Said, John J Lamberti, Raghav A Murthy
Percutaneous therapies for congenital heart disease have been evolving rapidly despite limited investment from industry. The Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve (Medtronic, Inc, Minneapolis, MN USA) replacement therapy represents an important advancement in this arena. It has been approved in the United States for use in the pulmonary position, on a Humanitarian Device Exemption status. Off-label use of the Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve has extended to the mitral, pulmonary, and aortic valves, especially in previously implanted valves with prosthetic valve degeneration...
January 2018: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
McKenzie Hollon, Kathyrn Glas, Michele Sumler
Carcinoid heart disease is a rare form of heart disease due to secretion of vasoactive compounds, including serotonin, from gastrointestinal tumors. This E-challenge examines the case of a patient with advanced carcinoid heart disease who presented to the operating room (OR) for a tricuspid valve replacement. Once the patient was in the OR, intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography was used to discover a patent foramen ovale and involvement of all 4 valves with regurgitant lesions. The patient underwent tricuspid valve replacement, pulmonic valve replacement, right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction, and patent foramen closure in the OR and experienced subsequent fulminant right heart failure...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
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
Francesco Notaristefano, Matteo Rocco Reccia, Salvatore Notaristefano, Roberto Annunziata, Rocco Sclafani, Giuseppe Ambrosio, Claudio Cavallini
Trancatheter heart valve (THV) thrombosis is effectively treated with anticoagulation but alternative therapies are required when a faster gradient reduction is needed. Open heart surgery has been rarely performed due to the high perioperative mortality and only five cases have been described so far. Here we describe a case of emergent surgical explantation for THV thrombosis after a valve-in-valve. A 67years old man underwent transcatheter aortic valve implantation for a failed surgical bioprosthesis Epic 21mm (St...
December 13, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
Mitesh Badiwala, Terrence Yau
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As ventricular assist device (VAD) therapy in patients with advanced heart failure continues to grow, experience with concomitant valvular diseases present either before or after VAD implantation continues to accrue. In this review, we discuss recent data and current practice as it pertains to the subject of concomitant valvular disease in patients requiring VADs. RECENT FINDINGS: Persistent aortic valve closure has been identified as a potential contributor to aortic valve 'disuse atrophy' resulting in valve degeneration...
January 13, 2018: Current Opinion in Cardiology
Ming-Dan Deng, Xin Wei, Hong Tang, Yu-Yan Cai, Gu-Yue Liu, Da Zhu, Ying-Qiang Guo
OBJECTIVE: To explore the role of echocardiography in pre-procedural,peri-procedural and post-procedural stages of transapical transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in patients with aortic regurgitation (AR). METHODS: 31 patients with pure/dominant AR at a high risk on surgery were enrolled in this study. The degree of their aortic regurgitation was evaluated before TAVI,as well as the related diameters of aortic root and the left ventricular systolic function measured by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE)...
November 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
Yu Qi, Lirui Yang, Huimin Zhang, Erpeng Liang, Lei Song, Jun Cai, Xiongjing Jiang, Yubao Zou, Haiyan Qian, Haiying Wu, Xianliang Zhou, Rutai Hui, Deyu Zheng
The objective of this study was to explore the presentation and management of hypertension secondary to Takayasu arteritis (TA) in a large cohort, single center in China. We retrospectively analyzed 381 TA patients with hypertension hospitalized in Fuwai hospital between Jan. 2004 and Feb. 2014. Diagnosis of hypertension was according to clinic blood pressure or the central blood pressure measured during angiography. Renal artery stenosis was the most common cause (264, 69.3%), followed by the thoracic descending aorta stenosis (98, 25...
December 14, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
Kimiaki Okada, Yoshito Inoue, Hirofumi Haida, Satoru Suzuki
Approximately one-third of patients with infective endocarditis require surgical treatment, but the ideal procedure that prevents infection ensures long durability and maintains quality of life remains unclear. A 21-year-old man who was diagnosed with aortic active infective endocarditis was referred to our hospital for surgical treatment. Echocardiography showed bicuspid aortic valve, severe aortic regurgitation, a large vegetation, and a paravalvular abscess. We planned to perform elective surgical treatment after antibiotic therapy; however, progression to heart failure required urgent operation...
December 12, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Marisa Di Santo, Erica V Stelmaszewski, Alejandra Villa
Takayasu arteritis is an idiopathic chronic granulomatous panarteritis predominantly affecting the aorta and its main branches. Although idiopathic, genetic contribution to disease susceptibility is being increasingly recognised. Rare in children, Takayasu arteritis is a worldwide disease with significant morbidity and mortality. Its diagnosis is a challenge and requires awareness of the condition as clinical features at presentation are non-specific and assessing disease activity is difficult. In the inflammatory stage, treatment is essential to prevent the insidious course and vascular damage: stenotic, occlusive lesions, aneurysms, and aortic regurgitation...
December 13, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
Takao Kato, Takatoshi Kasai, Shoichiro Yatsu, Azusa Murata, Hiroki Matsumoto, Shoko Suda, Masaru Hiki, Nanako Shiroshita, Mitsue Kato, Fusae Kawana, Sakiko Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Daida
Background: Acute effects of positive airway pressure (PAP) [including continuous PAP (CPAP) and adaptive servo-ventilation, an advanced form of bi-level PAP] on functional mitral regurgitation (fMR) in patients with heart failure (HF) with left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction remain unclear. Thus, whether PAP therapy reduces fMR in such patients with HF was investigated. Methods and Results: Twenty patients with HF and LV systolic dysfunction defined as LV ejection fraction (LVEF) <50% (14 men; mean LVEF, 35...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
Daniel S Graciaa, Marina B Mosunjac, Kimberly A Workowski, Russell R Kempker
A 47-year-old man with HIV infection presented 10 years after initial secondary syphilis diagnosis and treatment for routine follow-up. His HIV was well controlled on antiretroviral therapy. Rapid plasma reagin was 1:1, and TP-PA was reactive. Physical examination revealed a wide pulse pressure, a systolic murmur, and an early diastolic decrescendo murmur. Echocardiogram revealed moderate to severe aortic regurgitation, and subsequent computed tomography angiogram showed a 6.8-cm fusiform aneurysm of the proximal ascending aorta...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
Hui-Li Zhang, Shou-Jun Li, Xu Wang, Jun Yan, Zhong-Dong Hua
BACKGROUND: Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery (LCA) from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rather rare congenital anomaly that has a profound effect on heart function. This study aimed to retrospectively illustrate the perioperative clinical features, therapy experience, and midterm outcomes after surgical correction, and to determine the value of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and myocardial viability in differentiating critically ill patients among infants and children with ALCAPA...
December 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
Kavi Haji, Darsim Haji, David J Canty, Alistair G Royse, Dhaksha Tharmaraj, Meor Azraee, Lynda Hopkins, Collin F Royse
OBJECTIVES: Limited transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and lung ultrasound increasingly is performed in the intensive care unit (ICU), though used in a goal-directed rather than routine manner. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTINGS: Tertiary ICU. PARTICIPANTS: Ninety-three critically ill participants within 24 hours of admission to ICU. METHODS: A treating intensivist documented a clinical diagnosis and management plan before and after combined limited TTE and lung ultrasound...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Hyun-Kyoung Koo, Kendra Ak Lawrence, Vijaya M Musini
BACKGROUND: Marfan syndrome is a hereditary disorder affecting the connective tissue and is caused by a mutation of the fibrillin-1 (FBN1) gene. It affects multiple systems of the body, most notably the cardiovascular, ocular, skeletal, dural and pulmonary systems. Aortic root dilatation is the most frequent cardiovascular manifestation and its complications, including aortic regurgitation, dissection and rupture are the main cause of morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES: To assess the long-term efficacy and safety of beta-blocker therapy as compared to placebo, no treatment or surveillance only in people with Marfan syndrome...
November 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Yoo Seok Kim, Ana R Yuniarti, Kwang-Soup Song, Natalia A Trayanova, Eun Bo Shim, Ki Moo Lim
Valvular insufficiency affects cardiac responses and the pumping efficacy of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) when patients undergo LVAD therapy. Knowledge of the effect of valvular regurgitation on the function of LVADs is important when treating heart failure patients. The goal of this study was to examine the effect of valvular regurgitation on the ventricular mechanics of a heart under LVAD treatment and the pumping efficacy of an LVAD using a computational model of the cardiovascular system. For this purpose, a 3D electromechanical model of failing ventricles in a human heart was coupled with a lumped-parameter model of valvular regurgitation and an LVAD-implanted vascular system...
October 28, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
Jordan Chenkin
BACKGROUND: Aortic dissections can present with a broad spectrum of signs and symptoms, making them difficult to diagnose in the emergency department (ED). Aortic dissections can cause occlusion of the coronary arteries, mimicking an acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Emergency point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) may be a useful diagnostic tool to help differentiate aortic dissection from a primary myocardial infarction. CASE REPORT: A 69-year-old man with no medical history presented to our ED complaining of chest pain...
December 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Chang-Hyun Kim, Kwang-Soup Song, Natalia A Trayanova, Ki Moo Lim
Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) is normally contraindicated in significant aortic regurgitation (AR). It causes and aggravates pre-existing AR while performing well in the event of mitral regurgitation (MR). Indirect parameters, such as the mean systolic pressure, product of heart rate and peak systolic pressure, and pressure-volume are used to quantify the effect of IABP on ventricular workload. However, to date, no studies have directly quantified the reduction in workload with IABP. The goal of this study is to examine the effect of IABP therapy on ventricular mechanics under valvular insufficiency by using a computational model of the heart...
October 23, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
Paul Sorajja, Susheel Kodali, Michael J Reardon, Wilson Y Szeto, Stanley J Chetcuti, James Hermiller, Sharla Chenoweth, David H Adams, Jeffrey J Popma
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to compare the outcomes of commercial transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with the repositionable Evolut R platform to those observed with the CoreValve device in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)/American College of Cardiology (ACC) Transcatheter Valve Therapy (TVT) Registry. BACKGROUND: TAVR continues to evolve, with rapid adoption of iterative changes for commercial practice. Insight into the outcomes of this adoption is needed...
October 23, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
William K F Kong, Madelien V Regeer, Kian K Poh, James W Yip, Philippe J van Rosendael, Tiong C Yeo, Edgar Tay, Vasileios Kamperidis, Enno T van der Velde, Bart Mertens, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax
Background: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has been shown safe and feasible in patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) morphology. Evaluation of inter-ethnic differences in valve morphology and function and aortic root dimensions in patients with BAV is important for the worldwide spread of this therapy in this subgroup of patients. Comparisons between large European and Asian cohorts of patients with BAV have not been performed, and potential differences between populations may have important implications for TAVR...
October 6, 2017: European Heart Journal
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