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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678618/concomitant-surgical-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-is-safe-and-efficacious-in-patients-undergoing-double-valve-replacement-a-cohort-study
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Guang Tong, Hao Yu, Xuan Zhou, Ben Zhang, Shenghui Bi, Lin Luo, Tao Yan, Xianyue Wang, Hua Lu, Tao Ma, Xiaowu Wang, Zhongchan Sun, Weida Zhang
BACKGROUND: Current European Society of Cardiology Guidelines recommend concomitant atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation for all symptomatic patients undergoing other cardiac surgeries, but the safety and potential benefits of concomitant atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation at the time of double valve replacement (DVR: aortic and mitral valve replacement) remains unexamined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 238 patients with AF who underwent DVR with or without concomitant surgical ablation (Ablation group, n=113; Non-ablation group, n=125) at a single institute from April 2006 to September 2011...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676474/a-rare-case-of-ewing-s-sarcoma-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor-metastasizing-to-left-atrium-through-left-inferior-pulmonary-vein
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Suraj K Kulkarni, Nagaraj Moorthy, Shankar Somanna, Manjunath Cholenahally Nanjappa
Cardiac metastasis of Ewing's sarcoma is exceedingly rare. A 40-year-old male was admitted with complaints of nonproductive cough, exertional dyspnea, and fatigue since 4 months with a history of abdominal wall swelling which was excised and proven to be Ewing's sarcoma/primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET). A transthoracic echocardiography demonstrated inhomogeneous mass located posterior to the left ventricle and a solitary mass protruding into the left atrium through the left inferior pulmonary vein. Due to accompanying pulmonary metastasis and possible poor outcome of the surgery, surgical resection was not considered...
April 20, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668847/adiponectin-determines-farnesoid-x-receptor-agonism-mediated-cardioprotection-against-post-infarction-remodeling-and-dysfunction
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Yunlong Xia, Fuyang Zhang, Shihao Zhao, Yueyang Li, Xiyao Chen, Erhe Gao, Xinyue Xu, Zhenyu Xiong, Xiaomeng Zhang, Jinglong Zhang, Huishou Zhao, Wei Wang, Helin Wang, Yanjie Guo, Yi Liu, Congye Li, Shan Wang, Ling Zhang, Wenjun Yan, Ling Tao
Aims: The farnesoid X receptor (FXR) is a member of the metabolic nuclear receptor superfamily that plays a critical regulatory role in cardiovascular physiology/pathology. However, the role of systemic FXR activation in the chronic phase in myocardial infarction (MI)-induced cardiac remodeling and dysfunction remains unclear. In this study, we aimed to elucidate the role of long-term FXR activation on post-MI cardiac remodeling and dysfunction. Methods and Results: Mice underwent either MI surgery or sham operation...
April 14, 2018: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667131/pulmonary-embolism-following-incomplete-surgical-resection-of-a-right-ventricular-myxoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Yazan Assaf, Maher Nasser, Hani Jneid, David Ott
Right ventricular (RV) myxomas are extremely rare, but may have dreadful clinical sequelae including pulmonary embolism (PE). We present a case of a patient who had an RV myxoma that was attached to the tricuspid valve, and therefore could not be resected completely during surgery, and remnants of the tumor were seen on transthoracic echocardiogram during post-operative follow-up. Five months after surgery, the patient had PE, which could be due to tumor emboli or thromboemboli. Since repeat surgical resection was not feasible, the patient was started on warfarin...
April 17, 2018: Cardiology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664428/-case-report-and-the-surgical-treatment-of-two-cases-with-pulmonary-atresia-in-which-pulmonary-arteries-is-circulated-by-coronary-arteries
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Kahraman Yakut, Kürşad Tokel, Birgül Varan, İlkay Erdoğan, Murat Özkan
Pulmonary atresia (PA) and ventricular septal defect (VSD) can occur in a variety of ways, from simple valve atresia to a condition in which circulation to the pulmonary bed occurs through collateral arteries separated from the aorta and there are no real pulmonary arteries, or they are present but hypoplastic. The size of the pulmonary arteries and concomitant complex cardiac lesions are important in making decisions about treatment and correctional alternatives. While complete correction surgeries in the style of a correction of tetralogy of Fallot are performed in simpler cases, many very invasive procedures are also performed and the resulting quality of life is very variable...
April 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662704/diagnosis-of-anomalous-origin-of-the-left-coronary-artery-from-the-pulmonary-artery-with-echocardiography-and-digital-subtraction-angiography
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Haiyan Yang, Jinqing Li, Xiaojuan Ji
Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a common coronary artery anomaly associated with high mortality and may lead to sudden death if left unrecognized and untreated. This report describes an 8-year-old female who had cardiac murmur but with no clinical symptoms. Electrocardiogram (ECG) was normal, but echocardiography made the diagnosis of ALCAPA. Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) with cardiac catheterization angiography (CAG) confirmed the diagnosis, and finally, the patient received surgery...
2018: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652284/inverted-left-atrial-appendage-during-minimally-invasive-mitral-valve-repair
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Kazuto Miyata, Sayaka Shigematsu
Inverted left atrial appendage (LAA) is a rare complication in cardiac surgery. The echocardiographic appearance often leads to misdiagnosis of thrombus or some other cardiac mass. Patients misdiagnosed in this way often undergo unnecessary anticoagulation or surgical treatment. Recently, minimally invasive mitral valve surgery (MIMVS) has become more widespread. However, as the incision for MIMVS through the right thoracotomy is very small, the inverted LAA is not within the surgical field of the cardiac surgeon...
April 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642696/periprocedural-and-perioperatory-management-of-patients-with-tricuspid-valve-disease
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Fabrizio Monaco, Ambra L DI Prima, Monica DE Luca, Gaia Barucco, Alberto Zangrillo
Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is a common valvular lesion which may affect morbidity and mortality. It can be related to an intrinsic abnormality of the tricuspid valve leaflets (organic) or secondary to annular dilatation (functional). Often organic and functional TR coexist in the same patient. A long standing TR is associated with ascites, congestive hepatopathy, peripheral edema, renal failure, and abdominal fullness which significantly affect the outcome. In particular, the perioperative course may be complicated due to both the presence of comorbidities and the development of a severe postoperative right ventricle (RV) dysfunction...
April 11, 2018: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629261/an-unusual-left-atrial-mass-in-a-woman-with-active-breast-cancer-and-recent-cardiothoracic-surgery
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Giuseppe Ciliberti, Luciano Carotti, Nicola Russo, Margherita Ilaria Gioia, Giovanni Caroli, Federico Guerra, Marco Di Eusanio, Alessandro Capucci
Atrial masses are rare and more often localized in the right atrium. They are usually detected incidentally, and the leading causes are tumors, thrombi, or infective vegetations. However, normal structures and artifacts ("pseudomasses") should also be considered in differential diagnosis, especially after cardiac and/or aortic surgery. We present a case of an unusual left atrial image observed on transthoracic echocardiography in an 83-year-old woman after an intervention of open-chest ascending aorta replacement and myocardial revascularization...
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625648/role-of-echocardiography-in-transcatheter-mitral-valve-replacement-in-native-mitral-valves-and-mitral-rings
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G Burkhard Mackensen, James C Lee, Dee Dee Wang, Paul J Pearson, Philipp Blanke, Danny Dvir, James N Kirkpatrick
Adaptation and evolution of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) technologies has led to approval of TAVR for consideration in patients at intermediate risk for surgical aortic valve intervention. As TAVR becomes more mainstream, attention is shifting toward percutaneous mitral valve (MV) repair and transcatheter MV replacement (TMVR) techniques. Transcatheter heart valves (both purpose-built and off-label-use TAVR valves) are being implanted during TMVR procedures to treat clinically significant MV disease (native disease, degenerated bioprosthetic valves, and dysfunctional surgical MV annuloplasty repairs) when the risk of open heart MV surgery is prohibitive...
April 2018: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623382/-the-heart-catheter-table-is-not-the-operating-table-intraindividual-comparison-of-pulmonary-artery-pressures
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M U Ziegler, H Reinelt
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing cardiac surgery need extensive and invasive monitoring, which needs to be individually adapted for each patient and requires a diligent risk-benefit analysis. The use of a pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) seems to be justifiable in certain cases; therefore, the preoperative diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension represents an indication for perioperative monitoring with PAC in the S3 guidelines of the German Society for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (DGAI)...
April 5, 2018: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622911/submitral-left-ventricular-aneurysm-associated-with-thrombus
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Abdusamed Adem Abdusamed, Hailu Abera Mulatu, Reinaldo Nunez Martinez
Background: Submitral left ventricular aneurysm is a rarely reported cardiac abnormality that is encountered commonly among blacks. So far, only one case has been reported from Ethiopia and East Africa.Our aim is to report an interesting and rare case that we encountered at St. Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College. Methods: In April 2017, a 25-year-old patient havingsubmitral left ventricular aneurysm with New York Heart Association (NYHA) class IV heart failure and mild left ventricular systolic dysfunctionreceived medical treatment at our institution...
January 2018: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622424/two-dimensional-global-longitudinal-strain-is-superior-to-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-in-prediction-of-outcome-in-patients-with-left-sided-infective-endocarditis
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Trine Kiilerich Lauridsen, Christina Alhede, Anna Lisa Crowley, Joseph Kisslo, Lars L Sørensen, Thomas Fritz Hansen, Niels Risum, Carsten Toftager Larsen, Christian Hassager, Peter Søgaard, Anders Dahl, Niels Eske Bruun
BACKGROUND: Impaired cardiac function is the main predictor of poor outcome in infective endocarditis (IE). Global longitudinal strain (GLS) derived from two-dimensional strain echocardiography has proven superior in prediction of long-term outcome as compared to left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in valvular disease and heart failure in general. Whether measurements of cardiac deformation can predict survival in patients with IE has not previously been investigated. METHODS: The study included consecutive patients with Duke definite IE who underwent transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography within 7 days...
June 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621027/cardiac-output-monitoring-how-to-choose-the-optimal-method-for-the-individual-patient
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Bernd Saugel, Jean-Louis Vincent
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the different methods available for the assessment of cardiac output (CO) and describe their specific indications in intensive care and perioperative medicine. RECENT FINDINGS: In critically ill patients, persistent circulatory shock after initial resuscitation is an indication for the assessment of CO to monitor the response to fluids and vasoactive agents. In patients with circulatory shock associated with right ventricular dysfunction, pulmonary artery hypertension, or acute respiratory distress syndrome, invasive CO monitoring using indicator dilution methods is indicated...
April 4, 2018: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617509/a-rare-cause-of-abdominal-pain-in-childhood-cardiac-angiosarcoma
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Elvan Caglar Citak, Murat Ozeren, M Kerem Karaca, Derya Karpuz, Feryal Karahan, Eda Bengi Yilmaz, Yuksel Balci, Pelin Ozcan Kara, Rabia Bozdogan Arpaci
Cardiac angiosarcomas are extremely rare in childhood, they are rapidly progressive tumours that often present themselves as diagnostic dilemmas, resulting in delayed diagnosis. Also, extracardiac manifestations, including abdominal pain, are extremely rare in patients with intracardiac tumors. We herein present the case of a 15-year-old girl who presented with abdominal pain. Echocardiography and thoracic computed tomography showed right atrial mass. The patient underwent surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy...
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617502/the-frequency-of-infective-endocarditis-in-candida-bloodstream-infections-a-retrospective-study-in-a-child-hospital
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Ahu Kara, İlker Devrim, Timur Meşe, Nuri Bayram, Murat Yılmazer, Gamze Gülfidan
INTRODUCTION: Fungal endocarditis is reported less frequently than bacterial endocarditis, with an incidence of 0-12% of the total pediatric infective endocarditis. OBJECTIVE: In this study, the incidence of infective endocarditis in Candida bloodstream infections in a tertiary hospital during the periods of 2007 and 2016 was reviewed. METHODS: Patients with positive blood or catheter cultures in terms of Candida spp. during the study period of January 2007 and January 2016 were analyzed in terms of Candida infective endocarditis...
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617495/early-clinical-results-of-perceval-sutureless-aortic-valve-in-139-patients-freeman-experience
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Syed Saleem Mujtaba, Simon Ledingham, Asif Raza Shah, Stephen Clark, Thasee Pillay, Stephan Schueler
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this retrospective study is to evaluate the safety and performance of the Perceval sutureless valve in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement. We report the 30-day clinical outcomes of 139 patients. METHODS: From January 2014 to December 2016, 139 patients underwent sutureless aortic valve replacement. Their operation notes, National Adult Cardiac Surgery Database and perioperative transoesophageal echocardiography findings were studied retrospectively...
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616345/accuracy-and-trending-ability-of-the-fourth-generation-flotrac-vigileo-system%C3%A2-in-patients-undergoing-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-surgery
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Takuma Maeda, Kohshi Hattori, Miho Sumiyoshi, Hiroko Kanazawa, Yoshihiko Ohnishi
PURPOSE: The fourth-generation FloTrac/Vigileo™ improved its algorithm to follow changes in systemic vascular resistance index (SVRI). This revision may improve the accuracy and trending ability of CI even in patients who undergo abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery which cause drastic change of SVRI by aortic clamping. The purpose of this study is to elucidate the accuracy and trending ability of the fourth-generation FloTrac/Vigileo™ in patients with AAA surgery by comparing the FloTrac/Vigileo™-derived CI (CIFT ) with that measured by three-dimensional echocardiography (CI3D )...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602588/-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-perioperative-period-guiding-the-decision-making-during-hemodynamic-instability-due-to-atrial-fibrillation
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João Paulo Jordão Pontes, Aline Tonin Dos Santos, Marcello Fonseca Salgado Filho
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, which may occur during the perioperative period and lead to hemodynamic instability due to loss of atrial systolic function. During atrial fibrillation management, electrical cardioversion is one of the therapeutic options in the presence of hemodynamic instability; however, it exposes the patient to thromboembolic event risks. Transesophageal echocardiography is a diagnostic tool for thrombi in the left atrium and left atrial appendage with high sensitivity and specificity, allowing early and safe cardioversion...
March 27, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600103/report-of-a-lung-carcinoma-extended-to-the-left-atrium-through-pulmonary-vein
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Federico Cipriano, Lycio U Dessoti, Alfredo José Rodrigues, Walter Vilella de Andrade Vicente, Fernando Chahud, Paulo Roberto B Evora
Lung cancers may extend along or grow through the pulmonary veins to invade or lie within the left atrium (LA). A 62-year-old man, previously healthy, presented with 1-month ventilatory-independent right hemithorax back pain, dry cough and large effort dyspnea. He also referred weight loss of 12 kg in 10 months and denied hemoptysis. As antecedents, he smoked for 40 years and moderate daily alcoholism. On physical examination, the patient was in good general condition, hydrated and regular respiration at rest [blood pressure (BP) =120/80 mmHg; heart rate (HR) =90 bpm; respiratory rate (RR) =16 rpm]...
January 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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