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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334508/practical-valvular-issues-in-patients-requiring-ventricular-assist-devices
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333794/ablation-induced-change-in-the-course-of-fascicular-tachycardia
#2
Avishag Laish-Farkash, Avi Sabbag, Michael Glikson, Aharon Glick, Vladimir Khalameizer, Amos Katz, Yoav Michowitz
BACKGROUND: Multiform fascicular tachycardia (FT) was recently described as a ventricular tachycardia (VT) that has a reentrant mechanism using multiple fascicular branches and produces alternate fascicular VT forms. Ablating the respective fascicle may cause a change in the reentrant circuit resulting in a change in morphology. Ablation of the septal fascicle is crucial for successful treatment. OBJECTIVES: To describe four cases of FT in which ablation induced a change in QRS morphologies and aggravated clinical course...
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332606/tricuspid-flow-and-regurgitation-in-congenital-heart-disease-and-pulmonary-hypertension-comparison-of-4d-flow-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-and-echocardiography
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Mieke M P Driessen, Marjolijn A Schings, Gertjan Tj Sieswerda, Pieter A Doevendans, Erik H Hulzebos, Marco C Post, Repke J Snijder, Jos J M Westenberg, Arie P J van Dijk, Folkert J Meijboom, Tim Leiner
BACKGROUND: Tricuspid valve (TV) regurgitation (TR) is a common complication of pulmonary hypertension and right-sided congenital heart disease, associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Estimation of TR severity by echocardiography and conventional cardiovasvular magnetic resonance (CMR) is not well validated and has high variability. 4D velocity-encoded (4D-flow) CMR was used to measure tricuspid flow in patients with complex right ventricular (RV) geometry and varying degrees of TR...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330935/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-in-a-young-adult-with-transplanted-heart-what-happened-to-denervation
#4
Marcello Chinali, Roberto Formigari, Giorgia Grutter
This manuscript describes the first report of takotsubo cardiomyopathy in a young heart transplant recipient following angry debate. Our patient is a 21-year-old woman with cardiac transplant performed owing to right ventricular failure in congenital heart disease. Positive echocardiography with typical asymmetry of regional function, positive enzymes, and negative biopsy and angiography met the criteria for the diagnosis of takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Patient was discharged after 1 week in good clinical conditions and fully recovered cardiac function...
January 13, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330837/computer-simulated-modeling-of-healthy-and-diseased-right-ventricular-and-pulmonary-circulation
#5
Jody Chou, Joseph B Rinehart
We have previously developed a simulated cardiovascular physiology model for in-silico testing and validation of novel closed-loop controllers. To date, a detailed model of the right heart and pulmonary circulation was not needed, as previous controllers were not intended for use in patients with cardiac or pulmonary pathology. With new development of controllers for vasopressors, and looking forward, for combined vasopressor-fluid controllers, modeling of right-sided and pulmonary pathology is now relevant to further in-silico validation, so we aimed to expand our existing simulation platform to include these elements...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330703/association-between-atrial-ventricular-and-vascular-morphofunctional-alterations-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#6
Alessandro Maloberti, Marta Riva, Marijana Tadic, Carlo Valena, Paolo Villa, Ilenia Boggioni, Maria Rosa Pozzi, Guido Grassi
INTRODUCTION: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) represents a risk of non-fatal and cardiovascular events. The aim of the present study was to evaluate simultaneously left and right atrial and ventricular function, as well as arterial stiffness, in RA patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 55 consecutive RA patients and 55 healthy age and gender-matched controls. Blood pressure and arterial stiffness were assessed in all participants, who also underwent a complete echocardiographic examination...
January 12, 2018: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327439/the-hidden-concealed-left-sided-accessory-pathway-an-uncommon-cause-of-svt-in-young-people
#7
Robert H Pass, Leonardo Liberman, Eric S Silver, Christopher M Janson, Andrew D Blaufox, Lynn Nappo, Scott R Ceresnak
BACKGROUND: Concealed left sided accessory pathways (CLAP) are a cause of SVT in the young. Most are mapped with RV apical/outflow pacing. Rarely, alternative means of mapping are required. We review our experience from 3 pediatric EP centers with a rare form of "hidden" CLAP. METHODS: All patients < 21 years undergoing EP study from 2008-2014 with a "hidden" CLAP (defined as an accessory pathway (AP) for which RV pacing at CL's stable for mapping did not demonstrate eccentric retrograde conduction) were included...
January 12, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327381/oxidative-stress-impairs-myocyte-autophagy-resulting-in-myocyte-hypertrophy
#8
Jia-Pu Wang, Rui-Fang Chi, Ke Wang, Teng Ma, Xiao-Fei Guo, Xiao-Li Zhang, Bao Li, Fu-Zhong Qin, Xue-Bin Han, Bian-Ai Fan
Insufficient or excessive myocyte autophagy is associated with left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy. Reactive oxygen species mediate myocyte hypertrophy in vitro and pressure overload-induced LV hypertrophy in vivo. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that oxidative stress induces autophagy impairment that results in myocyte hypertrophy. H9C2 cardiomyocytes were exposed to 10 and 50 μm hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 ) for 48 h pretreated with autophagy inhibitor 3-methyladenine (3-MA). Male Sprague-Dawley rats underwent abdominal aortic constriction (AAC) or sham operation...
January 12, 2018: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327276/portal-congestion-and-intestinal-edema-in-hospitalized-patients-with-heart-failure
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Yuki Ikeda, Shunsuke Ishii, Mayu Yazaki, Teppei Fujita, Yuichiro Iida, Toyoji Kaida, Takeru Nabeta, Eiji Nakatani, Emi Maekawa, Tomoyoshi Yanagisawa, Toshimi Koitabashi, Takayuki Inomata, Junya Ako
An interaction between the intestine and cardiovascular disease has been suggested. We thought to clarify the association between intestinal conditions and clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure (HF). Hemodynamic parameters in intestinal vessels [superior mesenteric artery (SMA), inferior mesenteric artery (IMA), and portal vein (PV)] and average colon wall thickness (aCWT) from the ascending colon to sigmoid colon were evaluated in 224 hospitalized HF patients. Echocardiographic parameters and composite event rates (all-cause mortality, readmission for HF deterioration, major ventricular arrhythmias) were also examined...
January 11, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327146/mid-term-outcome-of-100-consecutive-ross-procedures-excellent-survival-but-yet-to-be-a-cure
#10
Corina Zimmermann, Christine Attenhofer Jost, René Prêtre, Christoph Mueller, Matthias Greutmann, Burkhardt Seifert, Emanuela Valsangiacomo Büchel, Oliver Kretschmar, Hitendu Hasmukhlal Dave, Roland Weber
The Ross procedure offers excellent short-term outcome but the long-term durability is under debate. Reinterventions and follow-up of 100 consecutive patients undergoing Ross Procedure at our centre (1993-2011) were analysed. Follow-up was available for 96 patients (97%) with a median duration of 5.3 (0.1-17.1) years. Median age of the patient cohort was 15.2 (0.04-58.4) years with 76 males. 93% had underlying congenital aortic stenosis. Root replacement technique was applied in all. The most common valved conduits used for reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract were homografts (66 patients) and bovine jugular vein (ContegraR) graft (31 patients)...
January 12, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326778/-double-ball-valve-mechanism-obstructing-both-right-ventricular-inflow-and-outflow-atypical-presentation-of-right-atrial-myxoma-presenting-as-right-ventricular-mass
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Tarun Kumar, Satyam Rajvanshi, Ajay Kumar Sharma, Neeraj Pandit
Large intracavitary masses such as those occupying most of a cardiac chamber and obstructing blood flow are not routinely encountered in clinical practice. The differential diagnosis includes neoplastic as well as nonneoplastic causes. Primary cardiac tumors by themselves are uncommon. We hereby report a rare case of a middle-aged female presenting with New York Heart Association Class III symptoms, whose transthoracic echocardiogram revealed a huge mass in right-sided chambers with a novel double ball valve type movement...
October 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326777/surgical-treatment-of-right-ventricular-rupture-caused-by-total-occlusion-of-the-right-coronary-artery
#12
Mihriban Yalcin, Diyar Koprulu, Melih Urkmez, Mehmet Senel Bademci
The rupture of the right ventricular anterior wall after myocardial infarction is a rare and life-threatening complication associated with high mortality. Early diagnosis by echocardiographic examination and successful treatment is discussed in this case report.
October 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326776/aorto-right-ventricular-fistula-following-percutaneous-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-case-report-and-literature-review
#13
Monoj K Konda, Jagadeesh K Kalavakunta, Jerry W Pratt, David Martin, Vishal Gupta
An 88-year-old woman with a prior history of aortic stenosis and history of valvuloplasty presented with worsening symptoms of heart failure and dizziness. She underwent successful transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) without complications. Follow-up echocardiograms revealed a small fistula connecting aorta to the right ventricle. The patient was initially asymptomatic but 3 months later developed overload of the right ventricle and heart failure and chose to continue medical therapy. She died of progressive heart failure at 9 months from onset of fistula...
October 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326128/idiopathic-ventricular-arrhythmias-originating-from-the-vicinity-of-the-communicating-vein-of-cardiac-venous-systems-at-the-left-ventricular-summit
#14
Yuki Komatsu, Akihiko Nogami, Yasutoshi Shinoda, Keita Masuda, Takeshi Machino, Kenji Kuroki, Hiro Yamasaki, Yukio Sekiguchi, Kazutaka Aonuma
BACKGROUND: The communicating vein (CV) between the great cardiac vein and small cardiac venous systems passes between the aortic and pulmonary annulus and is located in close association with the left ventricular summit (summit CV). METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty-one patients with idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) underwent mapping of the left ventricular summit by using a 2F microcatheter introduced into the summit CV with coronary sinus venographic guidance...
January 2018: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326113/acute-heart-failure-with-new-onset-continuous-murmur-in-a-26-year-old-man
#15
Yi-Chen Wang, Chen-Wei Huang, Ting-Wei Lin
CLINICAL INTRODUCTION: A 26-year-old man with an unremarkable medical history sensed a momentary retrosternal 'pop' followed by overwhelming dyspnoea, without reporting any prodromal symptoms. At the emergency department, he had a significant tachycardia (170 bpm) and an extreme low diastolic blood pressure (<30 mm Hg). A loud, harsh and continuous murmur could be maximally auscultated at the right lower sternal border. ECG revealed global ST depression with ST elevation in lead aVR...
January 11, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326110/contemporary-management-and-outcomes-in-congenitally-corrected-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
#16
REVIEW
Shelby Kutty, David A Danford, Gerhard-Paul Diller, Oktay Tutarel
Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) can occur in isolation, or in combination with other structural cardiac anomalies, most commonly ventricular septal defect, pulmonary stenosis and tricuspid valve disease. Clinical recognition can be challenging, so echocardiography is often the means by which definitive diagnosis is made. The tricuspid valve and right ventricle are on the systemic arterial side of the ccTGA circulation, and are therefore subject to progressive functional deterioration...
January 11, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325973/cardiac-electronic-implantable-devices-after-tricuspid-valve-surgery
#17
Raphaël P Martins, Vincent Galand, Christophe Leclercq, Jean-Claude Daubert
The demand for tricuspid valve (TV) surgery has increased continuously these last years. Recent registry data have confirmed that TV repair or replacement carry an increased risk of conduction disorders requiring permanent pacemaker implantation, specifically for patients having multivalve surgery. The implantation of an endocardial right ventricular lead in those patients may impair TV function, and some other approaches may be discussed to avoid traversing the valve. This contemporary review describes the different options currently available for patients requiring pacemaker or defibrillation leads implantation after TV surgery...
January 8, 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325918/bioactive-fraction-of-rhodiola-algida-against-chronic-hypoxia-induced-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-and-its-anti-proliferation-mechanism-in-rats
#18
Xingmei Nan, Shanshan Su, Ke Ma, Xiaodong Ma, Ximeng Wang, Dongzhu Zhaxi, Rili Ge, Zhanqiang Li, Dianxiang Lu
BACKGROUND: Rhodiola algida has long been used to prevent acute and chronic altitude sickness. In our previous study, we screened for a bioactive fraction from R. algida. However, the effects and mechanisms of this bioactive fraction on chronic hypoxia-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension remain to be elucidated. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of bioactive fraction from R. algida (ACRT) on chronic hypoxia-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension (HPAH) and to understand the possible mechanism of its pharmacodynamic actions...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325227/soluble-st2-in-end-stage-heart-failure-before-and-after-support-with-a-left-ventricular-assist-device
#19
C C S Tseng, M M H Huibers, L H Gaykema, E Siera-de Koning, F Z Ramjankhan, A S Maisel, N de Jonge
BACKGROUND: The interleukin-33 (IL-33)/supressor of tumorigenicity 2 (ST2) pathway is suggested to play an important role in fibrosis, remodeling and the progression of heart failure (HF). Increased soluble (sST2) levels are associated with adverse outcome in the average HF population. Less is known about sST2 levels in end-stage HF. Therefore, we studied sST2 levels in end-stage HF and the effect of unloading by left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support on sST2 levels. METHOD AND RESULTS: Serial plasma measurements of sST2 were performed pre-implantation and 1, 3 and 6 months after (LVAD) implantation in 38 patients...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325129/transaortic-septal-myectomy-using-direct-septal-echography
#20
Kanji Matsuzaki, Toru Tsukada, Masataka Sato, Yasunori Watanabe
We applied direct septal echography in transaortic septal myectomy for left ventricular outflow tract obstruction due to hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy and asymmetric septal hypertrophy. A small L-shaped probe was inserted into the right ventricle through a 2-cm incision on the right ventricular outflow tract. The probe was placed directly on the interventricular septum to visualize its actual thickness. It was also helpful to push and expose the septum into a direct field of vision through the aortic annulus...
January 8, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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