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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450594/position-paper-for-the-organization-of-ecmo-programs-for-cardiac-failure-in-adults
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Darryl Abrams, A Reshad Garan, Akram Abdelbary, Matthew Bacchetta, Robert H Bartlett, James Beck, Jan Belohlavek, Yih-Sharng Chen, Eddy Fan, Niall D Ferguson, Jo-Anne Fowles, John Fraser, Michelle Gong, Ibrahim F Hassan, Carol Hodgson, Xiaotong Hou, Katarzyna Hryniewicz, Shingo Ichiba, William A Jakobleff, Roberto Lorusso, Graeme MacLaren, Shay McGuinness, Thomas Mueller, Pauline K Park, Giles Peek, Vin Pellegrino, Susanna Price, Erika B Rosenzweig, Tetsuya Sakamoto, Leonardo Salazar, Matthieu Schmidt, Arthur S Slutsky, Christian Spaulding, Hiroo Takayama, Koji Takeda, Alain Vuylsteke, Alain Combes, Daniel Brodie
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been used increasingly for both respiratory and cardiac failure in adult patients. Indications for ECMO use in cardiac failure include severe refractory cardiogenic shock, refractory ventricular arrhythmia, active cardiopulmonary resuscitation for cardiac arrest, and acute or decompensated right heart failure. Evidence is emerging to guide the use of this therapy for some of these indications, but there remains a need for additional evidence to guide best practices...
February 15, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428497/pleural-effusions-in-acute-decompensated-heart-failure-prevalence-and-prognostic-implications
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José Luis Morales-Rull, Silvia Bielsa, Alicia Conde-Martel, Oscar Aramburu-Bodas, Pau Llàcer, Miguel Angel Quesada, Iván Suárez-Pedreira, Luis Manzano, Manuel Montero-Pérez Barquero, José M Porcel
BACKGROUND: The incidence of pleural effusions (PEs) in acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is not well established. We aimed to determine their prevalence, clinical characteristics and prognostic implications. METHODS: Retrospective review of 3245 consecutive patients with ADHF from the Spanish RICA Registry. The clinical characteristics of those with or without PEs on chest radiographs were compared and a predictive PE model was generated. RESULTS: Patient's median age was 80 years and 60% had a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) >50%...
February 7, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355029/utility-of-cardiac-mri-in-determining-percutaneous-versus-surgical-post-infarction-ventricular-septal-defect-repair
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Diana Glovaci, Ali Naqvi, Katherine Yu, Pranav Patel, Mayil Krishnam
AIM: Postmyocardial infarction ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a rare complication that can lead to rapid hemodynamic patient decompensation. The type of VSD repair relies on several factors including: size, location, timing and surgical expertise. CASE: A 63-year-old man with a ST-elevation myocardial infarction underwent percutaneous coronary intervention of the right coronary artery. A holosystolic murmur was notable postcatheterization, and transthoracic echocardiogram confirmed a VSD...
January 22, 2018: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274911/selective-implantation-of-durable-left-ventricular-assist-devices-as-primary-therapy-for-refractory-cardiogenic-shock
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Amit Pawale, Yosef Schwartz, Shinobu Itagaki, Sean Pinney, David H Adams, Anelechi C Anyanwu
OBJECTIVE: Surgical therapy for refractory primary cardiogenic shock is largely based on emergent placement of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation or short-term ventricular assist devices. We have adopted a strategy of routine implantation of durable left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) as initial therapy for refractory cardiogenic shock, in patients who are potential candidates for heart transplantation, and report our experience. METHODS: Retrospective review of 43 consecutive patients with refractory shock caused by acute myocardial infarction (n = 21) or acute decompensated heart failure (n = 22) who were treated with primary implantation of a durable LVAD in a single institution...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251818/acutely-decompensated-heart-failure-with-preserved-and-reduced-ejection-fraction-present-with-comparable-haemodynamic-congestion
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Lucas N L Van Aelst, Mattia Arrigo, Rui Placido, Eiichi Akiyama, Nicolas Girerd, Faiez Zannad, Philippe Manivet, Patrick Rossignol, Marc Badoz, Malha Sadoune, Jean-Marie Launay, Etienne Gayat, Carolyn S P Lam, Alain Cohen-Solal, Alexandre Mebazaa, Marie-France Seronde
AIMS: Congestion is a central feature of acute heart failure (HF) and its assessment is important for clinical decisions (e.g. tailoring decongestive treatments). It remains uncertain whether patients with acute HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) are comparably congested as in acute HF with reduced EF (HFrEF). This study assessed congestion, right ventricular (RV) and renal dysfunction in acute HFpEF, HFrEF and non-cardiac dyspnoea. METHODS AND RESULTS: We compared echocardiographic and circulating biomarkers of congestion in 146 patients from the MEDIA-DHF study: 101 with acute HF (38 HFpEF, 41 HFrEF, 22 HF with mid-range ejection fraction) and 45 with non-cardiac dyspnoea...
December 18, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248101/design-and-rationale-of-a-randomized-trial-comparing-standard-versus-ultrasound-assisted-thrombolysis-for-submassive-pulmonary-embolism
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Efthymios D Avgerinos, Abhisekh Mohapatra, Belinda Rivera-Lebron, Catalin Toma, Christopher Kabrhel, Larry Fish, Joan Lacomis, Iclal Ocak, Rabih A Chaer
BACKGROUND: Catheter-directed interventions for the treatment of patients with submassive pulmonary embolism (sPE) have shown promise in rapidly improving right-sided heart strain and preventing decompensation to massive pulmonary embolism. Among various catheter interventions, ultrasound-assisted thrombolysis (USAT) has attracted interest as potentially having more efficient lytic effect that could achieve thrombolysis faster and with a reduced lytic dose. However, based on clinical evidence, it is unclear whether USAT is superior to standard catheter-directed thrombolysis (SCDT)...
January 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240626/first-report-of-biventricular-percutaneous-impella-ventricular-assist-device-use-in-pediatric-patients
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Javier J Lasa, Daniel A Castellanos, Susan W Denfield, William J Dreyer, Sebastian C Tume, Henri Justino, Athar M Qureshi
There is a growing interest in the use of percutaneously delivered ventricular assist devices (PVAD) in the pediatric patient population. A 16 year old female and 18 year old male both status post heart transplantation presented with evidence of graft rejection and acute severe global systolic and diastolic heart failure necessitating hemodynamic catheterization and inotropic support. Both underwent percutaneous Impella CP LVAD (Abiomed, Danvers, MA) placement with close monitoring of right ventricular function...
December 11, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224256/echocardiographic-estimates-of-right-ventricular-systolic-function-in-dogs-with-myxomatous-mitral-valve-disease
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E H Chapel, B A Scansen, K E Schober, J D Bonagura
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction independently predicts outcomes in human myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD). There is limited information regarding RV systolic function in dogs with MMVD. HYPOTHESIS: Right ventricular systolic function differs among stages of disease, decreasing in decompensated MMVD. ANIMALS: Thirty-sixclient-owned dogs with MMVD not receiving oral cardiovascular medications. METHODS: Prospective clinical study...
December 10, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185616/incremental-prognostic-value-of-conventional-echocardiography-in-patients-with-acutely-decompensated-heart-failure
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Fabio Luis de Jesus Soares, Janine Magalhães Garcia de Oliveira, Gabriel Neimann da Cunha Freire, Lucas Carvalho Andrade, Marcia Maria Noya-Rabelo, Luis Claudio Lemos Correia
BACKGROUND: Acutely decompensated heart failure (ADHF) presents high morbidity and mortality in spite of therapeutic advance. Identifying factors of worst prognosis is important to improve assistance during the hospital phase and follow-up after discharge. The use of echocardiography for diagnosis and therapeutic guidance has been of great utility in clinical practice. However, it is not clear if it could also be useful for risk determination and classification in patients with ADHF and if it is capable of adding prognostic value to a clinical score (OPTIMIZE-HF)...
November 27, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141964/acute-decompensated-pulmonary-hypertension
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Laurent Savale, Jason Weatherald, Xavier Jaïs, Constance Vuillard, Athénaïs Boucly, Mitja Jevnikar, David Montani, Olaf Mercier, Gerald Simonneau, Elie Fadel, Olivier Sitbon, Marc Humbert
Acute right heart failure in chronic precapillary pulmonary hypertension is characterised by a rapidly progressive syndrome with systemic congestion resulting from impaired right ventricular filling and/or reduced right ventricular flow output. This clinical picture results from an imbalance between the afterload imposed on the right ventricle and its adaptation capacity. Acute decompensated pulmonary hypertension is associated with a very poor prognosis in the short term. Despite its major impact on survival, its optimal management remains very challenging for specialised centres, without specific recommendations...
December 31, 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124030/large-atrial-septal-defect-closure-in-a-patient-with-severe-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Supomo Supomo, Anggoro Budi Hartopo, Dyah Wulan Anggrahini, Handy Darmawan, Lucia Kris Dinarti
Patients with an atrial septal defect (ASD) and severe pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) are considered ineligible for defect closure surgery because of the risk of right ventricular decompensation and death after the operation. We report the case of a patient with large ASD and severe PAH who was able to undergo defect closure surgery successfully following long-term use of combined oral sildenafil and beraprost.
October 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098525/prognostic-value-of-real-time-three-dimensional-echocardiography-compared-to-two-dimensional-echocardiography-in-patients-with-systolic-heart-failure
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Frederico J N Mancuso, Valdir A Moises, Dirceu R Almeida, Dalva Poyares, Luciana J Storti, Flavio S Brito, Sergio Tufik, Angelo A V de Paola, Antonio C C Carvalho, Orlando Campos
Heart failure (HF) is associated with morbidity and mortality. Real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE) may offer additional prognostic data in patients with HF. The study aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE). This is a prospective study that included 89 patients with HF and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < 0.50 who were followed for 48 months. Left atrium and ventricular volumes and functions were evaluated by RT3DE. TDI and two-dimensional echocardiography parameters were also obtained...
November 2, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097426/the-emerging-role-of-angiogenesis-in-adaptive-and-maladaptive-right-ventricular-remodeling-in-pulmonary-hypertension
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Andrea L Frump, Sebastien Bonnet, Vinicio A de Jesus Perez, Tim Lahm
Right ventricular (RV) function is the primary prognostic factor for both morbidity and mortality in pulmonary hypertension (PH). RV hypertrophy is initially an adaptive physiological response to increased overload; however, with persistent and/or progressive afterload increase, this response frequently transitions to more pathological maladaptive remodeling. The mechanisms and disease processes underlying this transition are mostly unknown. Angiogenesis has recently emerged as a major modifier of RV adaptation in the setting of pressure overload...
November 2, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044493/combining-echo-and-natriuretic-peptides-to-guide-heart-failure-care-in-the-outpatient-setting-a-position-paper
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Frank Lloyd Dini, Erberto Carluccio, Fabrizio Montecucco, Gian Marco Rosa, Paolo Fontanive
BACKGROUND: Chronic heart failure (HF) is a relevant and growing public health problem. Although the prognosis has recently improved, it remains a lethal disease, with a mortality that equals or exceeds that of many malignancies. Furthermore, chronic HF is costly, representing a large and growing drain on healthcare resources. METHODS: This narrative review is based on the material searched for and obtained via PubMed up to May 2017. The search terms we used were: "heart failure, echocardiography, natriuretic peptides" in combination with "treatment, biomarkers, guidelines"...
October 16, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975959/challenges-of-congenital-heart-disease-in-grown-up-patients
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Markus Schwerzmann, Fabienne Schwitz, Corina Thomet, Alexander Kadner, Jean-Pierre Pfammatter, Kerstin Wustmann
Nowadays, more than 90% of all children born with congenital heart disease (CHD) reach adult life. Although initially considered to be cured, the majority of them continue to need specialised follow-up because they require re-do interventions or are at increased risk of cardiovascular complications and premature death. Arrhythmias are the most common cause of unscheduled hospital visits for grown-up CHD (GUCH) patients, accounting for one third of emergency admissions in these patients. Some GUCH patients are also at increased risk for sudden cardiac death...
October 4, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966158/hybrid-transcatheter-left-ventricular-reconstruction-for-the-treatment-of-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
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Carlo Zivelonghi, Patrick Klein, Martin J Swaans, Pierfrancesco Agostoni
AIMS: Treatment of advanced ischemic cardiomyopathy is often challenging, with recurrent episodes of cardiac decompensation and consequent need for multiple hospitalizations. Mixed outcomes have been previously reported after conventional surgical left ventricle(LV) reconstruction. Aim of this report is to describe a novel hybrid transcatheter technique to reconstruct the remodeled LV. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this manuscript, we provide a detailed step-by-step description of a novel procedure, called Less Invasive Ventricular Enhancement(LIVE), which reconstructs the remodeled LV by plication of anteroseptal LV scar, thus reducing the enlarged volume, decreasing wall stress and increasing ejection fraction...
October 3, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912975/an-incidentally-detected-right-ventricular-pseudoaneurysm
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Vamsi C Gaddipati, Angel I Martin, Mauricio O Valenzuela, Asef Mahmud, Aarti A Patel
Ventricular pseudoaneurysm is an uncommon, potentially fatal complication that has been associated with myocardial infarction, cardiac surgery, chest trauma, and infectious processes. Diagnosis can be challenging, as cases are rare and slowly progressing and typically lack identifiable features on clinical presentation. As a result, advanced imaging techniques have become the hallmark of identification. Ahead, we describe a patient who presents with acute decompensated heart failure and was incidentally discovered to have a large right ventricular pseudoaneurysm that developed following previous traumatic anterior rib fracture...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834154/increased-myocardial-contractility-identifies-patients-with-decompensated-cirrhosis-requiring-liver-transplantation
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Christian Jansen, Alexander Cox, Robert Schueler, Matthias Schneider, Jennifer Lehmann, Michael Praktiknjo, Alessandra Pohlmann, Johannes Chang, Steffen Manekeller, Georg Nickenig, Gabriela Berlakovich, Christian P Strassburg, Christoph Hammerstingl, Katharina Staufer, Jonel Trebicka
Late allocation of organs for transplant impairs post-liver transplantation (LT) survival. Cardiac dysfunction, especially diastolic and autonomic dysfunction, is frequent and plays an important role in the prognosis of patients with cirrhosis. However, the role of myocardial contractility is unexplored, and its prognostic value is controversially discussed. This study analyses the role of myocardial contractility assessed by speckle tracking echocardiography in LT allocation. In total, 168 patients with cirrhosis (training cohort, 111; validation cohort [VC], 57) awaiting LT in 2 centers were included in this retrospective study...
January 2018: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772056/right-ventricular-temporal-assist-device-for-cardiac-recompensation
#19
Isabell Yan, Hanno Grahn, Stefan Blankenberg, Dirk Westermann
In this case report, we discuss treatment of a 66-year-old patient with right heart failure due to chronic left heart failure caused by ischemic cardiomyopathy. We decided to manage this patient by implanting a temporary right ventricular assist device (Impella RP®) as a novel therapeutic option for acute on chronic right heart decompensation.
August 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759541/traumatic-ventricular-septal-defect-after-stab-wound-to-the-chest-missed-by-transthoracic-echocardiography-a-case-report
#20
Abimbola O Faloye, Raphael Y Gershon
Traumatic ventral septal defect may be sustained after either blunt force or penetrating trauma to the chest. Severity ranges from asymptomatic to acute decompensated heart failure. Our patient suffered a stab wound to the chest and was initially taken to the operating room for repair of a lacerated right ventricle. Subsequent postoperative hemodynamic deterioration prompted a bedside transthoracic echocardiogram, which failed to identify causal factors. A transesophageal echocardiogram performed immediately after ventral septal defect was demonstrated...
August 1, 2017: A & A Case Reports
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