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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325657/assessment-of-image-quality-of-repeated-limited-transthoracic-echocardiography-after-cardiac-surgery
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David J Canty, Johan Heiberg, Jen A Tan, Yang Yang, Alistair G Royse, Colin F Royse, Abdulelah Mobeirek, Fayez El Shaer, Turki Albacker, Rakan I Nazer, Muhammed Fouda, Bakir M Bakir, Ahmed A Alsaddique
OBJECTIVES: The use of limited transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) has been restricted in patients after cardiac surgery due to reported poor image quality. The authors hypothesized that the hemodynamic state could be evaluated in a high proportion of patients at repeated intervals after cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Tertiary university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 51 patients aged 18 years or older presenting for cardiac surgery...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314534/total-cavopulmonary-connection-with-a-new-bioabsorbable-vascular-graft-first-clinical-experience
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Leo A Bockeria, Oleg Svanidze, Alex Kim, Konstantin Shatalov, Vladimir Makarenko, Martijn Cox, Thierry Carrel
OBJECTIVES: To assess safety and clinical performance of a novel bioabsorbable vascular graft in pediatric patients with univentricular cardiac malformation who received surgical correction via an extracardiac cavopulmonary conduit. METHODS: The implanted graft material is designed to attract patient's own cells and proteins, which trigger a cascade of physiological events leading to endogenous tissue restoration. As the graft resorbs progressively after implantation, components of native tissue including collagen, endothelial lining, and capillary blood vessels develop and organize into a natural tissue...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306681/anesthesia-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Torsten Baehner, Richard K Ellerkmann
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review focuses on patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) with regard to recent trends in global demographics, healthcare provision for noncardiac surgery, as well as anesthetic and perioperative care for these patients. RECENT FINDINGS: About 40 years after milestones of surgical innovation in CHD, the number of adults with CHD (ACHD) now surpasses those of children with CHD. This development leads to the fact that even patients with complex CHD managed for noncardiac surgery are not restricted to highly specialized centers...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302744/noninvasive-imaging-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease
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Luke J Burchill, Jennifer Huang, Justin T Tretter, Abigail M Khan, Andrew M Crean, Gruschen R Veldtman, Sanjiv Kaul, Craig S Broberg
Multimodality cardiovascular imaging plays a central role in caring for patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). CHD clinicians and scientists are interested not only in cardiac morphology but also in the maladaptive ventricular responses and extracellular changes predisposing to adverse outcomes in this population. Expertise in the applications, strengths, and pitfalls of these cardiovascular imaging techniques as they relate to CHD is essential. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of cardiovascular imaging in CHD...
March 17, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302656/3d-transoesophageal-echocardiography-in-the-tavi-sizing-arena-should-we-do-it-and-how-do-we-do-it
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Caroline Bleakley, Mehdi Eskandari, Mark Monaghan
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) was initially proven as an alternative to valve replacement therapy in those beyond established risk thresholds for conventional surgery. With time the technique has been methodically refined and offered to a progressively lower risk cohort, and with this evolution has come that of the significant imaging requirements of valve implantation. This review discusses the role of transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) in the current TAVI arena, aligning it with that of cardiac computed tomography, and outlining how TOE can be used most effectively both prior to and during TAVI in order to optimise outcomes...
March 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295809/a-new-method-to-predict-the-need-for-a-rashkind-procedure-in-fetuses-with-dextro-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
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Maciej Słodki, Roland Axt-Fliedner, Katarzyna Zych-Krekora, Aline Wolter, Andreea Kawecki, Christian Enzensberge, Ewa Gulczyńska, Maria Respondek-Liberska
OBJECTIVE: Prenatal congenital heart disease classification system specify critical d-TGA with restriction of the foramen ovale (which requires Rashkind procedure) and planned d-TGA. However, current prenatal diagnostic criteria for post-delivery foramen ovale (FO) restriction in d-TGA are inadequate, resulting in a high false negative rate. We aim to find an echocardiographic features to predict the need for Rashkind procedure. METHODS: 98 patients from 2 European centers diagnosed prenatally with fetal d-TGA from 2006 to 2013 were analyzed and two groups were compared: 1) those in which the Rashkind procedure was performed within the first 24 hours of life; and 2) those who did not undergo a Rashkind procedure before cardiac surgery...
March 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295792/biventricular-impact-of-mild-to-moderate-pulmonary-valve-stenosis-in-fetal-life
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L Guirado, F Crispi, N Masoller, M Bennasar, E Marimon, J Carretero, E Gratacós, J M Martínez, M K Friedberg, O Gómez
OBJECTIVES: to define the pattern of fetal echocardiographic changes associated with isolated pulmonary valve stenosis (PS) and to correlate the echocardiographic findings with the neonatal outcome and the need of postnatal pulmonary valvuloplasty within the first 12 months of life. METHODS: a prospective cohort study was designed on 16 fetuses with isolated PS and 48 controls matched by gestational age at scan (+/- 2 weeks). Fetal standard ultrasound and comprehensive echocardiography, which included cardiovascular morphometric parameters, systolic and diastolic functional and timing-measurements, were performed in all cases...
March 10, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295517/a-giant-aneurysm-of-noncoronary-sinus-of-valsalva-concomitant-with-aortic-regurgitation-and-mitral-regurgitation
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Yi Luo, Zhi Fang, Wei Meng
Aneurysms of the sinus of Valsalva (ASV) are rare, with an incidence ranging from 0.1% to 3.5% of all congenital cardiac defects and a prevalence of 0.009% in an autopsy series.ASVs occur much more frequently in the right coronary sinus of Valsalva. Previous reports, based on necropsy and cardiac surgery findings, estimated that 20% of ASVs are unruptured. Patients with an unruptured ASV may remain asymptomatic for a long period of time until rupture. They may also presented with dyspnea, palpitation, and angina-like chest pain...
March 14, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285949/considerations-in-cardio-oncology-multiple-mobile-left-sided-cardiac-thrombi-in-chemotherapy-induced-cardiomyopathy
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Toshinori Minamishima, Kenichi Matsushita, Hiromu Morikubo, Aoi Isaka, Noriko Matsushita, Hidehito Endo, Hiroshi Kubota, Konomi Sakata, Toru Satoh, Hideaki Yoshino
With advances in cancer chemotherapy, the importance of the new clinical discipline of cardio-oncology, which is concerned with the cardiac effects of chemotherapy, is increasing. Herein we describe the case of a 48-year-old woman with a history of breast cancer who presented with symptoms of heart failure due to chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy. Treatment for the patient's breast cancer had included surgery and chemotherapy with anthracyclines and trastuzumab. Echocardiography revealed multiple mobile thrombi in the left ventricle and atrium...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285861/cardioprotective-effect-of-nicorandil-against-myocardial-injury-following-cardiac-arrest-in-swine
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Li-Ning Liang, Xia Zhong, Yi Zhou, Zhi-Qiang Hou, Hao-Ran Hu, Fang-Fang Zhu, Ji-Bin Chen, Xian-Fei Ji, De-Ya Shang
INTRODUCTION: Nicorandil, a vasodilatory drug used to treat angina, was reported to protect against myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury in various animal models. However, its cardioprotective action following cardiac arrest is unknown. We examined the cardioprotective effects of nicorandil in a porcine model of cardiac arrest and resuscitation. METHODS: Ventricular fibrillation was induced electrically for 4min in anesthetized domestic swine, followed by cardiopulmonary resuscitation...
March 6, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274956/natriuretic-peptides-in-the-evaluation-and-management-of-degenerative-mitral-regurgitation-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Michael M Johl, Pankaj Malhotra, Devin W Kehl, Florian Rader, Robert J Siegel
Progression of degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR) leads to irreversible cardiac damage. Therefore, longitudinal follow up to determine the optimal timing of surgery is critical. Current data indicates that in addition to the standard of care-assessing for symptoms and signs of left ventricular (LV) decompensation with routine echocardiography-serial measurement of natriuretic peptides offers a quantitative means to identify patients who may benefit from closer supervision, if not surgery. Natriuretic peptide levels, and specifically changes from baseline, identify both symptomatic patients and others likely to develop cardiac dysfunction...
March 8, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272209/dissection-of-the-interventricular-septum-echocardiographic-features
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Xiaoyan Gu, Yihua He, Shurong Luan, Ying Zhao, Lin Sun, Hongjia Zhang, J V Ian Nixon
Dissection of the interventricular septum (IVS) is an extremely rare entity. An institutional echocardiographic database was retrospectively reviewed; 13 patients with a diagnosis of IVS dissection were found and confirmed by cardiac surgery. The purposes of the study were: to determine the value of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in establishing the diagnosis of IVS dissection, and to detail the TTE features of IVS dissection.Thirteen patients with IVS dissection diagnosed by TTE, 8 males and 5 females were taken from 789,114 TTE studies performed between 1985 and 2014...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262296/duration-of-mechanical-ventilation-and-perioperative-care-quality-after-neonatal-cardiac-operations
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Joshua J Blinder, Ravi Thiagarajan, Kathryn Williams, Meena Nathan, John Mayer, Thomas J Kulik
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to determine whether the duration of mechanical ventilation (DOMV) could be used to benchmark the overall quality of care after neonatal congenital heart operations. METHODS: Children aged younger than 30 days undergoing cardiac operations were reviewed. Technical adequacy was assessed using the Technical Performance Score (TPS), a previously validated tool for determining the adequacy of a palliative or corrective surgical procedure that uses echocardiography criteria and need for unplanned reintervention to determine technical adequacy...
March 2, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258682/eikenella-corrodens-endocarditis-of-the-tricuspid-valve-in-an-intravenous-drug-user
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Waldemar Elikowski, Małgorzata Małek-Elikowska, Monika Lisiceka, Dariusz Wróblewski, Natalia Fertała
Infective endocarditis of the tricuspid valve (TVE) occurs predominantly in selected groups of patients including intravenous drug users (IVDUs). The most often cultured pathogen in IVDUs is Staphylococcus aureus. Eikenella corrodens, normally existing as a commensal in the mouth and the upper respiratory tract, is identified as an etiologic pathogen of endocarditis very rarely. The authors describe a case of a 27-year-old male with a past history of staphylococcal TVE readmitted to hospital after 5 months due to progression of right-sided heart failure...
February 20, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257412/clinical-effect-and-prognosis-of-off-pump-minimally-invasive-direct-coronary-artery-bypass
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Ming Yang, Lian-Bo Xiao, Zhi-Sheng Gao, Ji-Wu Zhou
BACKGROUND Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a common procedure to circumvent the obstruction of coronary arteries when stents are unsuitable. CABG is a very traumatic surgery that requires redirecting blood flow to an external pump. Thus, this procedure has many risks during and after surgery, and minimizing these risks would greatly benefit the patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS We selected 126 patients with coronary artery syndrome and who were unsuitable for stent percutaneous coronary intervention...
March 3, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249381/echocardiography-guided-pericardiocentesis-as-the-method-of-choice-for-treatment-of-significant-pericardial-effusion-following-cardiac-surgery-a-12-year-single-centre-experience
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Martin Kolek, Radim Brat
BACKGROUND: There are limited contemporary data on the safety and efficacy of echo-guided pericardiocentesis following cardiac surgery in Europe. The aim of the study was to review tertiary cardiac surgery centre experience with postoperative pericardial effusion (PE) diagnosis and treatment. METHODS: A total of 6830 patients underwent open-heart surgery at our centre between December 2004 and November 2016. Of these patients, 208 (3%) required pericardiocentesis for significant PE...
March 1, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239994/aortic-stenosis-in-dialysis-patients
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REVIEW
Yousif Ahmad, Michael F Bellamy, Christopher S R Baker
Aortic valve stenosis occurs 10-20 years earlier in patients on dialysis compared with the general population. This is likely related to the exposure of the valve to a milieu that predisposes to calcification as well as increased shear stress across the valve. Objective assessment of stenosis severity is largely made using echocardiography though accurate interpretation requires an understanding of the potential pitfalls of the technique and the influence of cardiac output upon the gradient measured across the valve...
February 26, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239802/anesthetic-management-of-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-for-noncardiac-surgery
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C-Q Chen, X Wang, J Zhang, S-M Zhu
Anesthetic management of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a challenge to the anesthesiologist, due to poor left systolic function, ventricular enlargement, risk of malignant arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. Therefore, preoperative assessment and appropriate anesthetic management are important in patients with DCM. This review describes the preoperative evaluation and anesthesia considerations of patients with DCM undergoing non-cardiac surgery. Patient pathophysiology and clinical status, such as ventricular function, degree of myocardial fibrosis, resting heart rate and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein can affect survival rates...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238247/dysfunction-of-an-on-x-heart-valve-by-pannus
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Cipriano Abad, Stefano Urso, Elsa Gomez, Maria De la Vega
A 68-year-old woman with a history of previous double-valve replacement with On-X mechanical heart valves presented with clinical, echocardiographic and cardiac catheterization signs of obstruction of the On-X tricuspid heart valve prosthesis. The patient was successfully reoperated, but at surgery the valve was seen to be invaded by an abnormal overgrowth of pannus that blocked one of the leaflets. A small amount of non-obstructive fresh thrombus was also observed. The valve was successfully replaced with a biological heart valve prosthesis...
September 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237969/stenting-the-fontan-pathway-in-paediatric-patients-with-obstructed-extracardiac-conduits
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Floris E A Udink Ten Cate, Uwe Trieschmann, Ingo Germund, Tobias Hannes, Mathias Emmel, Gerardus Bennink, Narayanswami Sreeram
OBJECTIVES: An unobstructed extracardiac conduit (ECC) is essential for optimal Fontan haemodynamics. We aimed to evaluate the feasibility and results of percutaneous transcatheter stenting of the ECC in paediatric patients with a significant Fontan pathway obstruction. METHODS: Our institutional database was searched to identify all Fontan patients who had a stent placed in their ECC. Medical records, cardiac catheterisation data and echocardiographic investigations were reviewed...
February 25, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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