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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430920/rates-and-predictors-of-hospital-readmission-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#1
Anna Franzone, Thomas Pilgrim, Nicolas Arnold, Dik Heg, Bettina Langhammer, Raffaele Piccolo, Eva Roost, Fabien Praz, Lorenz Räber, Marco Valgimigli, Peter Wenaweser, Peter Jüni, Thierry Carrel, Stephan Windecker, Stefan Stortecky
Aims: To analyse reasons, timing and predictors of hospital readmissions after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Methods and Results: Patients included in the Bern TAVI Registry between August 2007 and June 2014 were analysed. Fine and Gray competing risk regression was used to identify factors predictive of hospital readmission within 1 year after TAVI with bootstrap analysis for internal validation. Of 868 patients alive at discharge, 221 (25.4%) were readmitted within 1 year...
April 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392102/creatine-phosphate-administration-in-cell-energy-impairment-conditions-a-summary-of-past-and-present-research
#2
REVIEW
A V Gaddi, P Galuppo, J Yang
BACKGROUND: Creatine phosphate (CrP) plays a fundamental physiological role by providing chemical energy for cell viability and activity, especially in muscle tissue. Numerous pathological conditions, caused by acute or chronic ischaemic situations, are related to its deficiency. For these reasons, it has been used as a cardioprotective agent in heart surgery and medical cardiology for many years. OBJECTIVE: This article gives a brief overview of the main characteristics of exogenous CrP...
March 14, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370213/left-ventricular-basal-inferior-pseudoaneurysm-and-left-atrial-dissection-after-myocardial-infarction-case-report
#3
Rui Azevedo Guerreiro, Kisa Congo, João Carvalho, João Pais, Diogo Brás, Bruno Piçarra, Agostinho Caeiro, José Aguiar
Left atrial dissection is a rare entity, mostly occurring after mitral valve surgery, with only a few cases described after myocardial infarction. The authors report a case of a 60-year-old man who presented with an inferior myocardial infarction, complicated with pseudoaneurysm of basal segment of left ventricular inferior wall, which expanded through the mitral ring to left atria, causing left atrial free wall dissection. The left ventriculo-atrial communication through the pseudoaneurysm caused major para-mitral regurgitation and the development of acute heart failure...
March 31, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360410/a-case-with-recurrent-free-floating-ball-thrombi-in-left-atrium
#4
Takayuki Yoshioka, Takeshige Mori, Yayoi Taniguchi, Sonoko Hirayama, Toru Ozawa, Sachiyo Iwata, Asumi Takei, Nobutaka Inoue
BACKGROUND A free-floating ball thrombus in the left atrium is a rare clinical condition. However, the diagnosis of this condition has been facilitated by the advent and development of echocardiography and multi-detector row computed tomography (MDCT) and several cases have been reported. CASE REPORT We report a case of a 75-year-old woman who had recurrent giant spherical thrombi in the left atrium. She was diagnosed with chronic atrial fibrillation at 52 years of age. A pacemaker implantation was performed at 54 years of age because of a complete atrioventricular block; and mitral valve replacement was performed for severe mitral regurgitation at 62 years of age...
March 31, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357714/the-role-for-cardiovascular-remodeling-in-cardiovascular-outcomes
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REVIEW
Nishant Krishna Sekaran, Anna Lisa Crowley, Fernanda Rodrigues de Souza, Elmiro Santos Resende, Sunil V Rao
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ischemic and non-ischemic injury to the heart causes deleterious changes in ventricular size, shape, and function. This adverse remodeling is mediated by neurohormonal and hemodynamic alterations and is reflected in non-invasive measures of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), left ventricular end-systolic volume (LVESV), and left ventricular end-diastolic volume (LVEDV). These measures are closely linked to cardiovascular outcomes and have become key surrogate endpoints for evaluating the therapeutic efficacy of contemporary treatments for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF)...
May 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336788/transcatheter-treatment-of-severe-tricuspid-regurgitation-with-the-edge-to-edge-mitraclip-technique
#6
Georg Nickenig, Marek Kowalski, Jörg Hausleiter, Daniel Braun, Joachim Schofer, Ermela Yzeiraj, Volker Rudolph, Kai Friedrichs, Francesco Maisano, Maurizio Taramasso, Neil P Fam, Giovanni Bianchi, Francesco Bedogni, Paolo Denti, Ottavio Alfieri, Azeem Latib, Antonio Colombo, Christoph Hammerstingl, Robert Schueler
Background -Current surgical and medical treatment options for severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR) are limited and additional interventional approaches are required. In the present observational study, the safety and feasibility of transcatheter repair of chronic severe TR with the MitraClip system were evaluated. In addition, the effects on clinical symptoms were assessed. Methods -Patients with heart failure symptoms and severe TR on optimal medical treatment were treated with the MitraClip system. Safety, defined as periprocedural adverse events such as death, myocardial infarction, stroke, or cardiac tamponade, and feasibility, defined as successful implantation of one or more MitraClip devices and reduction of TR by at least one grade, were evaluated before discharge and after 30 days...
March 23, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335897/mitral-loop-cerclage-annuloplasty-for-secondary-mitral-regurgitation-first-human-results
#7
Yong-Hyun Park, Min-Ku Chon, Robert J Lederman, Si-Chan Sung, Hyung-Gon Je, Ki-Seok Choo, Sang-Hyun Lee, Eun-Seok Shin, Jeong-Su Kim, Ki-Won Hwang, Soo-Yong Lee, Kook-Jin Chun, Cheol-Min Kim, June-Hong Kim
OBJECTIVES: This is an early feasibility clinical test of mitral loop cerclage annuloplasty to treat secondary mitral valve regurgitation. BACKGROUND: Secondary mitral regurgitation is characterized by cardiomyopathy, mitral annular enlargement, and leaflet traction contributing to malcoaptation. Transcatheter mitral loop cerclage applies circumferential compression to the mitral annulus by creating a loop through the coronary sinus across the interventricular septum, protecting entrapped coronary arteries from compression, and interactive annular reduction under echocardiographic guidance...
March 27, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300667/characteristics-of-coronary-artery-disease-among-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-compared-to-patients-with-sinus-rhythm
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Lukas J Motloch, Sara Reda, Robert Larbig, Ariane Wolff, Karolina A Motloch, Bernhard Wernly, Christina Granitz, Michael Lichtenauer, Martin Wolny, Uta C Hoppe
BACKGROUND: With a high prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) among patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), CAD is one of the main risk factors for AF. However, little is known about the characteristics of CAD in AF patients, especially whether a specific anatomical distribution of coronary artery stenoses might predispose an individual to AF via atrial ischemia remains speculative. To address this issue, we evaluated the potential associations between angiographic characteristics of CAD and AF...
March 11, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263146/chordae-tendineae-rupture-in-the-united-states-trends-of-outcomes-costs-and-surgical-interventions
#9
Elena V Dolmatova, Kasra Moazzami, James Maher, Marc Klapholz, Justin Sambol, Alfonso H Waller
OBJECTIVES: To describe national trends in the incidence and outcomes of patients with chordae tendineae rupture (CTR). METHODS: Patients who were diagnosed with CTR between 2000 and 2012 were identified in National (Nationwide) Inpatient Sample (NIS) registry. CTR was defined using validated International Classification of Diseases, 9th Edition, Clinical Modification diagnosis (ICD9-CM) codes. Results: A total of 37,287 (14,833 mitral valve repair, 7780 mitral valve replacement) CTR cases were identified...
February 27, 2017: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214763/emergency-valve-surgery-for-infective-endocarditis-complicated-by-acute-intracranial-hemorrhage-a-case-report
#10
Takasumi Goto, Toshihiro Ohata, Takayuki Shijo, Daisuke Yoshioka, Mitsunori Kaneko
INTRODUCTION: Optimal timing of surgical treatment for infective endocarditis (IE) complicated by intracranial hemorrhage remains controversial. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 43-year-old man with IE received appropriate antibiotic therapy but had recurrence of cerebral infarction and intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). Emergency valve surgery was performed 2days after ICH onset because of heart failure and recurrence of cerebral complications. Postoperatively, he showed no neurologic symptoms; neuroimaging showed no enlargement of ICH...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159195/influence-of-left-ventricular-stroke-volume-on-incident-heart-failure-in-a-population-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-from-the-strong-heart-study
#11
Marina De Marco, Eva Gerdts, Costantino Mancusi, Mary J Roman, Mai Tone Lønnebakken, Elisa T Lee, Barbara V Howard, Richard B Devereux, Giovanni de Simone
At a given level of left ventricular (LV) systolic function, LV pump performance (assessed by stroke index [SVi]) may differ, depending on LV size. We evaluated whether low SVi may be considered a marker of risk for incident congestive heart failure (HF), independent of LV geometry and systolic function, assessed by ejection fraction (EF) or midwall fractional shortening (MFS), in a large population-based sample with normal EF. Clinical and echocardiographic data from the second Strong Heart Study (SHS) examination, including 2,885 American Indians (59 ± 8 years; 63% women) with normal EF (EF ≥51% in men and EF ≥55% in women) and without prevalent HF or significant valve disease, were analyzed...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101839/surgical-treatment-of-ischemic-mitral-regurgitation-valve-repair-versus-replacement
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REVIEW
Abhishek Sharma, Sahil Agrawal, Sunny Goel, Jeffrey S Borer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR), which occurs in about 20-30% patients with a prior myocardial infarction, is associated with worsening heart failure and an increase in cardiovascular mortality. It should be treated surgically if certain hemodynamic severity criteria are met and in patients who continue to experience symptoms of heart failure despite optimal medical therapy. However, current guidelines do not suggest which of the available approaches to mitral valve surgery-mitral valve (MV) repair or replacement (MVR) is superior for this indication...
January 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089952/impact-of-tricuspid-valve-regurgitation-in-surgical-high-risk-patients-undergoing-mitraclip-implantation-results-from-the-trami-registry
#13
Daniel Kalbacher, Ulrich Schäfer, R Stephan von Bardeleben, Christine S Zuern, Raffi Bekeredjian, Taoufik Ouarrak, Horst Sievert, Georg Nickenig, Peter Boekstegers, Jochen Senges, Wolfgang Schillinger, Edith Lubos
AIMS: We sought to assess the impact of tricuspid regurgitation (TR) severity on patient outcome in a collective with relevant mitral regurgitation undergoing MitraClip implantation.. METHODS AND RESULTS: From August 2010 to July 2013, 766 patients (age 75.3±8.5 years, 61% male, median EuroSCORE 24.3%±18.4) were prospectively enrolled in the TRAMI registry and stratified by echocardiography into no/mild, moderate and severe TR. Overall, the mean number of implanted MitraClips was higher in patients with severe TR but increasing TR severity was not associated with procedural success...
February 3, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072930/left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-be-prepared
#14
J S Evans, S J Huang, A S McLean, M Nalos
The current trend to treat hypotension in critically ill patients is to place a greater emphasis on inotropic support and less on fluid resuscitation in order to limit the potential harm from fluid overload. This combination may trigger left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) in susceptible patients. Although LVOTO is classically described in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy it has been reported in other conditions including septic shock, apical ballooning syndrome, myocardial infarction, respiratory failure, and post valvular surgery...
January 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926465/freestyle-stentless-bioprosthesis-for-aortic-valve-therapy-17-year-clinical-results
#15
Juergen Ennker, Markus Meilwes, Joern Pons-Kuehnemann, Bernd Niemann, Philippe Grieshaber, Ina C Ennker, Andreas Boening
BACKGROUND: Aortic valve replacement with stentless bioprostheses has been shown to produce lower aortic gradients than stented bioprostheses, thus facilitating left ventricular mass regression and preventing heart failure. We sought to determine the long-term results of stentless biological aortic valve replacement over a 17-year follow-up. METHODS: Between 1996 and 2012, 2551 patients underwent isolated aortic valve replacement with a stentless prosthesis (Medtronic Freestyle) at a single center...
November 2016: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920591/left-atrial-myxomectomy-with-intraoperative-severe-mitral-regurgitation-and-complicated-postoperative-course-case-report
#16
Nareg Minaskeian, Patrick P Hu
Primary cardiac tumors are a rare occurrence with myxomas accounting for about half of the benign tumors. Once diagnosed, surgical resection is the standard of care. Our case describes a female in her 50s who underwent a myxoma resection under cardiopulmonary bypass via biatrial approach. Intraoperatively, the thin septal crux between the wall of the aorta and mitral valve was damaged during resection, requiring stem cell tissue matrix for repair. The patient also developed severe mitral regurgitation suggesting infarct to the left coronary system during resection, subsequently receiving a mechanical mitral valve and a saphenous vein bypass graft...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873022/current-rare-indications-and-future-directions-for-implantable-loop-recorders
#17
Simon Wechselberger, Christopher Piorkowski, Matthias Pohl
The scope of application for implantable loop recorders has shifted away from the evaluation of unclear palpitations and syncope episodes to more complex conditions. This article focuses on rare indications of growing importance such as rhythm monitoring after ablation of atrial fibrillation or after cryptogenic stroke. Furthermore, forthcoming applications in various clinical settings are described, e. g., arrhythmia detection after myocardial infarction, after catheter-based valve interventions, in heart failure, and in cardiomyopathies...
December 2016: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864249/positive-predictive-value-of-cardiovascular-diagnoses-in-the-danish-national-patient-registry-a-validation-study
#18
Jens Sundbøll, Kasper Adelborg, Troels Munch, Trine Frøslev, Henrik Toft Sørensen, Hans Erik Bøtker, Morten Schmidt
OBJECTIVE: The majority of cardiovascular diagnoses in the Danish National Patient Registry (DNPR) remain to be validated despite extensive use in epidemiological research. We therefore examined the positive predictive value (PPV) of cardiovascular diagnoses in the DNPR. DESIGN: Population-based validation study. SETTING: 1 university hospital and 2 regional hospitals in the Central Denmark Region, 2010-2012. PARTICIPANTS: For each cardiovascular diagnosis, up to 100 patients from participating hospitals were randomly sampled during the study period using the DNPR...
November 18, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861432/the-association-between-preoperative-hemoglobin-a1c-and-postoperative-glycemic-variability-on-30-day-major-adverse-outcomes-following-isolated-cardiac-valvular-surgery
#19
Amit Bardia, Kamal Khabbaz, Ariel Mueller, Priyam Mathur, Victor Novack, Daniel Talmor, Balachundhar Subramaniam
BACKGROUND: Preoperative hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and postoperative glycemic variability predict major adverse events (MAEs) after coronary artery bypass grafting in a protocolized glycemic control setting. However, the influence of preoperative HbA1c and postoperative glycemic variability in isolated cardiac valvular surgery is unknown. In this study, we sought to establish (a) whether preoperative HbA1c could identify patients at increased risk of MAEs and (b) whether postoperative glycemic variability was associated with MAEs after isolated cardiac valvular surgery...
January 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834123/translational-applications-of-tissue-engineering-in-cardiovascular-medicine
#20
Y Murat Elçin, Arin Dogan, Eser Elçin
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of worldwide deaths. Current paradigm in medicine seeks novel approaches for the treatment of progressive or end-stage diseases. The organ transplantation option is limited in availability and unfortunately, a great number of patients are lost while waiting for donor organs. Animal studies have shown that upon myocardial infarction, it may be possible to stop adverse remodeling in its tracks and reverse with tissue engineering methods. Regaining the myocardium function and avoiding further deterioration towards heart failure can benefit millions of people with a significantly lesser burden on healthcare systems worldwide...
November 11, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
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