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Kathirvel Subramaniam, Andrea Ibarra, Michael L Boisen
In this report, we provided details of periprocedural echocardiographic guidance for patients undergoing Amplatzer-Amulet device left atrial closure. Familiarity with left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion devices and the required left atrial examination and measurements are key before device placement. Device placement is assisted by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and fluoroscopy, but TEE will be the main guide for patients with renal insufficiency in whom contrast dye use needs to be minimal. TEE is also used to confirm LAA occlusion with the device and finally detect complications throughout the procedure and into the postoperative period...
February 1, 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Paolo Scacciatella, Ilaria Meynet, Mauro Giorgi, Lorenza M Biava, Ivana Matranga, Luigi Biasco, Pierluigi Omedè, Fulvio Orzan, Fiorenzo Gaita
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to compare the long-term outcomes of patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure using angiography or transesophageal echocardiography as procedural guidance. BACKGROUND: The interventional treatment is emerging as a safe and efficient option for patients with high likelihood of PFO-related cryptogenic stroke and high risk of recurrence. The "gold-standard" guidance technique remains an issue. METHODS: Two cohorts of patients undergoing PFO closure for cryptogenic stroke in two catheterization laboratories of the same institution, using similar inclusion criteria but different guidance, were compared with propensity score matching...
February 19, 2018: Echocardiography
Antonis S Manolis, Spyridon Koulouris, Efthymia Rouska, John Pyrros
OBJECTIVE: Percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) and atrial septal defect (ASD) is routinely performed under general anesthesia or deep sedation and use of transesophageal (TEE) or intracardiac echocardiography, incurring longer duration and higher cost. We have used a simplified, economical, fluoroscopy-only guided approach with local anesthesia, and herein report our data. METHODS: The study includes 112 procedures in 110 patients with PFO (n=75) or ASD (n=35), with use of an Amplatzer occluder, heparin and prophylactic antibiotics...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
Asad Ikram, Hafsa Mohiuddin, Aisha Zia, Hafiz Umair Siddiqui, Hoda Javadikasgari, Marijan Koprivanac, Sajjad Raza, Atif Zafar
Although the occurrence of stroke in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is decreasing, it remains an important concern. Therefore, it is important to identify and adopt strategies that can decrease the incidence of stroke in these patients. One of the strategies that have demonstrated the potential to decrease the rate of post-CABG stroke is an assessment of aorta for atherosclerosis before surgery and changing the surgical plan accordingly to minimize the stroke risk. This assessment can be done through palpation of the aorta, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), and epiaortic ultrasound scanning (EAS)...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Xicheng Deng, Peng Huang, Liwen Yi, Xiaohui Yang, Cheng He
RATIONALE: Pectus excavatum (PE) in the setting of congenital heart disease is not uncommon. The surgical strategy has evolved over the last 20 years from a staged approach to simultaneous repair of both defects. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 3-year-old boy was admitted for elective repair of PE and atrial septal defect (ASD). DIAGNOSES: Clinically, there were obvious features of PE and a grade 2 systolic murmur heard loudest at the 2nd intercostal space abutting the left sternal border...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Marvin H Eng, Dee Dee Wang, Adam B Greenbaum, Neil Gheewala, Daniel Kupsky, Tongwa Aka, Thomas Song, Bradley James Kendall, Janet Wyman, Eric Myers, Michael Forbes, William W O'Neill
BACKGROUND: Preliminary data comparing 3-dimensional computed tomography (3D-CT) to transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) for left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) indicates that 3D-CT provides more accurate measurements and improves case planning. Therefore, we conducted a pilot study comparing 3D-CT to TEE in occluder selection accuracy and procedural efficiency. METHODS: From May 2016 to February 2017, 24 patients were prospectively randomized to undergo LAAO using either TEE or 3D-CT...
February 1, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Benjamin Schaeffer, Lea Rüden, Tim Salzbrunn, Hans O Pinnschmidt, Ruken Özge Akbulak, Julia Magdalena Moser, Mario Jularic, Christian Meyer, Christian Eickholt, Arian Sultan, Jakob Lüker, Daniel Steven, Stephan Willems, Boris Alexander Hoffmann
AIMS: To evaluate the incidence of newly diagnosed intracardiac thrombi (ICT) in respect to the mode of OAC in patients undergoing cardioversion (CV). METHODS AND RESULTS: We prospectively assessed transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and OAC therapy prior to CV in AF patients with ≥48h duration scheduled for CV. A total of 60 first-time ICT (4.7%) were diagnosed in 1286 TEE, with highest rate in patients without OAC (9.6% vs. OAC 4.1% p = 0.009) and an apparently lower rate in non-vitamin K antagonist anticoagulants (NOAC) therapy compared to vitamin K antagonist (VKA) (2...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
C Kavvouras, M Vavuranakis, S Vaina, K Lampropoulos, G Bazoukis, G Tse, D Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) plays a unique role in transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects (ASD) and patent foramen ovale (PFO). However, problems such as the need for general anesthesia, possible trauma from endotracheal intubation, presence of "blind spots," and occasional inadequate imaging of some cardiac structures have necessitated better imaging techniques. Our study aimed to compare the findings of TEE during the initial diagnostic examination with those from intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) acquired during the interventional procedure...
January 26, 2018: Herz
Daniel Bolliger, Corsin Poltera, Albert T Cheung, Pierre Couture, Isabelle Michaux, Jan Poelaert, Sergey Preisman, Karl Skarvan, Giovanna Lurati Buse, Manfred D Seeberger
Objective: Normative values of left ventricular (LV) end-diastolic area and diameter (EDA and EDD) for intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) have not been established. We aimed to define the ranges of LV EDA and EDD for intraoperative TEE examinations in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Methods: A MEDLINE search for studies reporting LV EDA and EDD in CABG patients was performed. Individual-level dataset from 333 anaesthetised and mechanically ventilated patients with preserved LV function (study population) were received from 8 studies...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
Dinesh Kumar, Sunil Kumar, Nagraj Desai
Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia associated with significant mortality and morbidity secondary to thrombo-embolism. To prevent this thrombo-embolism oral anticoagulation therapy is the recommended treatment. In patients with contraindications to oral anticoagulation therapy, percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion device is indicated. TEE is essential to guide in all the stages of LAA device deployment. Right from pre-procedure screening, to guiding during deployment, to rule out any complications and post-procedure surveillance and monitoring long term outcomes...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
Tyler M Seibert, Chun Chieh Fan, Yunpeng Wang, Verena Zuber, Roshan Karunamuni, J Kellogg Parsons, Rosalind A Eeles, Douglas F Easton, ZSofia Kote-Jarai, Ali Amin Al Olama, Sara Benlloch Garcia, Kenneth Muir, Henrik Grönberg, Fredrik Wiklund, Markus Aly, Johanna Schleutker, Csilla Sipeky, Teuvo Lj Tammela, Børge G Nordestgaard, Sune F Nielsen, Maren Weischer, Rasmus Bisbjerg, M Andreas Røder, Peter Iversen, Tim J Key, Ruth C Travis, David E Neal, Jenny L Donovan, Freddie C Hamdy, Paul Pharoah, Nora Pashayan, Kay-Tee Khaw, Christiane Maier, Walther Vogel, Manuel Luedeke, Kathleen Herkommer, Adam S Kibel, Cezary Cybulski, Dominika Wokolorczyk, Wojciech Kluzniak, Lisa Cannon-Albright, Hermann Brenner, Katarina Cuk, Kai-Uwe Saum, Jong Y Park, Thomas A Sellers, Chavdar Slavov, Radka Kaneva, Vanio Mitev, Jyotsna Batra, Judith A Clements, Amanda Spurdle, Manuel R Teixeira, Paula Paulo, Sofia Maia, Hardev Pandha, Agnieszka Michael, Andrzej Kierzek, David S Karow, Ian G Mills, Ole A Andreassen, Anders M Dale
OBJECTIVES: To develop and validate a genetic tool to predict age of onset of aggressive prostate cancer (PCa) and to guide decisions of who to screen and at what age. DESIGN: Analysis of genotype, PCa status, and age to select single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with diagnosis. These polymorphisms were incorporated into a survival analysis to estimate their effects on age at diagnosis of aggressive PCa (that is, not eligible for surveillance according to National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines; any of Gleason score ≥7, stage T3-T4, PSA (prostate specific antigen) concentration ≥10 ng/L, nodal metastasis, distant metastasis)...
January 10, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Vincenzo Russo, Anna Rago, Andrea Antonio Papa, Antonio D'Onofrio, Paolo Golino, Gerardo Nigro
Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) are predisposed to a hypercoagulable state and are at an increased risk for thromboembolic events when undergoing procedures. This study investigated the long-term efficacy and safety of newly initiated anticoagulation with dabigatran versus uninterrupted vitamin K antagonist (VKA) therapy in patients with AF scheduled for transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)-guided direct electrical current cardioversion (DCC). Consecutive adult patients with persistent AF scheduled to undergo DCC were included in the study...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Kosuke Minaga, Masayuki Kitano, Masahiro Itonaga, Hajime Imai, Takeshi Miyata, Kentaro Yamao, Takashi Tamura, Junya Nuta, Kenji Warigaya, Masatoshi Kudo
PURPOSE: This study was designed to evaluate the feasibility and safety of a newly designed self-expandable metal stent for endoscopic ultrasound-guided biliary drainage (EUS-BD) when it was delivered via three different stent delivery systems: a 7.5Fr delivery catheter with a bullet-shaped tip (7.5Fr-bullet), a 7Fr catheter with a bullet-shaped tip (7Fr-bullet), or a 7Fr catheter with a tee-shaped tip (7Fr-tee). METHODS: This experimental study utilized a porcine model of biliary dilatation involving ten pigs...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
Maung Hlaing, Jianghua He, Nicholas Haglund, Hiroo Takayama, Brigid C Flynn
OBJECTIVE: This prospective observational study was undertaken to evaluate the utility of a miniature transesophageal echocardiography probe (ImaCor hemodynamic [hTEE]) in the management of hemodynamically unstable intensive care unit patients with and without various forms of mechanical circulatory support. DESIGN: A prospective observational study. SETTING: A single tertiary care cardiothoracic and surgical intensive care unit. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-three cardiothoracic and surgical intensive care unit patients undergoing miniature transesophageal echocardiography examinations...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Yung-Yuan Chen, Yeo-Yee Chia, Pa-Chun Wang, Hsiu-Yen Lin, Chiu-Ling Tsai, Shaw-Min Hou
Background: Cardiac surgery - associated iatrogenic laryngeal trauma is often overlooked. We investigated the risk factors of vocal cord paralysis in cardiac surgery. Methods: Medical records were reviewed from 169 patients who underwent elective or emergency cardiac surgeries. Patients had transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) placed either under video fiberscopic image guidance (guided group) or blind placement (blind group). Routine postoperative otolaryngologist consultation with video laryngoscopic recording were performed...
November 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
Wenna Ning, Yang Li, Chunyan Ma, Liangxian Qiu, Bo Yu
As for nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients with left atrial thrombus or spontaneous echo contrast (LAT/SEC), we evaluated the additional predictive value of serum uric acid (SUA) and Left atrial diameter (LAD) for CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc, and explored the influence from the level of SUA and LAD to LAT/SEC in moderate risk group. Thus, we put forward the concept of a borderline high risk group to guide clinical anticoagulant therapy in patients with NVAF.A total of 284 NVAF patients without the history of anticoagulant prior to hospitalization were enrolled...
November 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
Yi Teng, Mengchan Ou, Hai Yu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) probe as a surface probe with the vascular probe for guiding internal jugular vein (IJV) catheterization. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, controlled pilot study. SETTING: University hospital. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred cardiac surgery patients, including 50 adult and 50 pediatric patients. INTERVENTIONS: Patients in the TEE probe group received right IJV catheterization using the TEE probe, while the vascular probe group used the vascular probe for catheterization...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Luca Longobardo, Sarah Klemm, Margaret Cook, Valerie Ravenna, Charles F Brummitt, Tadele Mengesha, Bijoy K Khandheria
AIMS: Echocardiography is the main technique for the diagnosis of endocarditis in patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB), but a consensus about performing transthoracic echocardiography or transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) as first-line tests is currently lacking. Recently, a new scoring system has been proposed by Palraj et al. to guide the use of TEE in this population. Our aim was to validate this scoring system or modify it, if necessary. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data from SAB patients admitted from 2012 to 2014 were collected...
October 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
Francesco F Faletra, Alain Berrebi, Giovanni Pedrazzini, Laura Anna Leo, Vera Lucia Paiocchi, Giorgio Cautilli, Gabriele Casso, Tiziano Cassina, Tiziano Moccetti, Joseph F Malouf
Real time three dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3D TEE) is probably the most powerful and convincing imaging method for understanding the complicated multiform morphology and for evaluating geometry, dynamics and function of degenerative and functional mitral valve (MV) regurgitation. Moreover, color Doppler 3D TEE has been valuable to identify the location of the regurgitant orifice and the severity of the mitral regurgitation. 3D TEE has been shown to be of enormous value in helping surgeons to perform MV repair...
November 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
Daniela Di Lisi, Donatella Raspante, Vincenzo Lavanco, Mirko Curzi, Francesca Macaione, Massimo Cavallaro, Riccardo Tona, Giuseppina Novo, Salvatore Novo, Renato M Bragato
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January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
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