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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149323/should-the-dilated-ascending-aorta-be-repaired-at-the-time-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-replacement
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Tsuyoshi Kaneko, Prem Shekar, Vladimir Ivkovic, Nicholas T Longford, Chuan-Chin Huang, Martin I Sigurdsson, Robert C Neely, Maroun Yammine, Julius I Ejilofor, Vanessa Montiero Vieira, Jasmine T Shahram, Karam M Habchi, Gregory W Malzberg, Peter S Martin, Jordan Bloom, Eric M Isselbacher, J Daniel Muehlschlegel, Thoralf M Sundt, Simon C Body
OBJECTIVES: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common congenital valvular abnormality and frequently presents with accelerated calcific aortic valve disease, requiring aortic valve replacement (AVR) and thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection. Supporting evidence for Association Guidelines of aortic dimensions for aortic resection is sparse. We sought to determine whether concurrent repair of dilated or aneurysmal aortic disease during AVR in patients with BAV substantially improves morbidity and mortality outcomes...
November 14, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147966/polyamine-concentration-is-increased-in-thoracic-ascending-aorta-of-patients-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve
#2
Amalia Forte, Mario Grossi, Ciro Bancone, Marilena Cipollaro, Marisa De Feo, Per Hellstrand, Lo Persson, Bengt-Olof Nilsson, Alessandro Della Corte
Polyamines are cationic molecules synthesized via a highly regulated pathway, obtained from the diet or produced by the gut microbiota. They are involved in general molecular and cellular phenomena that play a role also in vascular disease. Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a congenital malformation associated to a greater risk of thoracic ascending aorta (TAA) aneurysm, whose pathogenesis is not yet well understood. We focused on differential analysis of key members of polyamine pathway and on polyamine concentration in non-dilated TAA samples from patients with either stenotic tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) or BAV (diameter ≤ 45 mm), vs...
November 17, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129420/surgical-strategy-for-the-treatment-of-aortoesophageal-fistula
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Takahiro Yamazato, Tetsu Nakamura, Noriyuki Abe, Koki Yokawa, Yuki Ikeno, Yojiro Koda, Soichiro Henmi, Hidekazu Nakai, Yasuko Gotake, Takashi Matsueda, Takeshi Inoue, Hiroshi Tanaka, Yoshihiro Kakeji, Yutaka Okita
OBJECTIVE: To present a surgical strategy for aortoesophageal fistula (AEF). METHODS: From October 1999 to May 2017, 27 patients with AEF were treated at Kobe University Hospital. After 9 patients with malignancies or fish bone penetration were excluded, 18 patients who had AEF secondary to aortic lesions were investigated. The mean age was 67.2 ± 10.4 years, and the male/female ratio was 16:2. Twelve patients had a nondissection thoracic aneurysm, and 6 patients had a chronic aortic dissection...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120015/ascending-aortic-remodelling-in-fabry-disease-after-long-term-enzyme-replacement-therapy
#4
Pierre Monney, Salah Dine Qanadli, Steven Hajdu, Christel Tran, Juerg Schwitter, Olivier Dormond, Frédéric Barbey
BACKGROUND: Previous cross-sectional studies reported a high prevalence of ascending aorta dilations/aneurysms in male adults with Fabry disease, independently of cardiovascular risk factors. AIMS OF THE STUDY: To characterise the remodelling of the ascending aorta in classic Fabry disease under long-term enzyme replacement therapy. METHODS: Diameter of the ascending aorta was measured with magnetic resonance imaging at the sino-tubular junction (STJ), and proximal (pAsAo), and distal ascending aorta (dAsAo) at baseline, and after 5 and 10 years of enzyme replacement therapy in 15 adult Fabry patients (10 males; 5 females)...
November 9, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119033/the-utility-of-mri-in-the-diagnosis-of-takayasu-arteritis
#5
Marian Gaballah, Rachelle Goldfisher, John B Amodio
Takayasu Arteritis (TA) is an inflammatory disorder involving the thoracoabdominal aorta and its branches and the pulmonary arteries, with eventual vascular stenosis, occlusion, or aneurysm formation. Conventional angiography has been the reference imaging standard for diagnosis of TA. The purpose of this case report is to demonstrate the utility of MR imaging and MR angiography in the diagnosis of Takayasu Arteritis in a pediatric patient. The patient is a 15-year-old female patient presenting with anemia, hypertension, and acute kidney injury...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118111/differential-cell-matrix-mechanoadaptations-and-inflammation-drive-regional-propensities-to-aortic-fibrosis-aneurysm-or-dissection-in-hypertension
#6
M R Bersi, R Khosravi, A J Wujciak, D G Harrison, J D Humphrey
The embryonic lineage of intramural cells, microstructural organization of the extracellular matrix, local luminal and wall geometry, and haemodynamic loads vary along the length of the aorta. Yet, it remains unclear why certain diseases manifest differentially along the aorta. Toward this end, myriad animal models provide insight into diverse disease conditions-including fibrosis, aneurysm and dissection-but inherent differences across models impede general interpretations. We examined region-specific cellular, matrix, and biomechanical changes in a single experimental model of hypertension and atherosclerosis, which commonly coexist...
November 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101897/estimation-of-in-vivo-mechanical-properties-of-the-aortic-wall-a-multi-resolution-direct-search-approach
#7
Minliang Liu, Liang Liang, Wei Sun
The patient-specific biomechanical analysis of the aorta requires in vivo mechanical properties of individual patients. Existing approaches for estimating in vivo material properties often demand high computational cost and mesh correspondence of the aortic wall between different cardiac phases. In this paper, we propose a novel multi-resolution direct search (MRDS) approach for estimation of the nonlinear, anisotropic constitutive parameters of the aortic wall. Based on the finite element (FE) updating scheme, the MRDS approach consists of the following three steps: (1) representing constitutive parameters with multiple resolutions using principal component analysis (PCA), (2) building links between the discretized PCA spaces at different resolutions, and (3) searching the PCA spaces in a 'coarse to fine' fashion following the links...
October 20, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096006/treatment-of-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-by-aortic-valve-neocuspidization-using-bovine-pericardium
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Yasunori Iida, Kazuma Shimura, Sho Akiyama, Shigeharu Sawa
A 78-year-old man who had undergone aortic valve and ascending aorta replacements presented with fever and was referred to our hospital. Blood culture revealed Gram-positive cocci, thus antibiotic therapy was started. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed fresh cerebral infarction without cerebral haemorrhage or mycotic aneurysm. Transoesophageal echocardiogram revealed a vegetation that was attached to the right coronary cusp. The patient underwent successful aortic valve neocuspidization using glutaraldehyde-treated bovine pericardium...
October 31, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093270/notch1-haploinsufficiency-causes-ascending-aortic-aneurysms-in-mice
#9
Sara N Koenig, Stephanie LaHaye, James D Feller, Patrick Rowland, Kan N Hor, Aaron J Trask, Paul Ml Janssen, Freddy Radtke, Brenda Lilly, Vidu Garg
An ascending aortic aneurysm (AscAA) is a life-threatening disease whose molecular basis is poorly understood. Mutations in NOTCH1 have been linked to bicuspid aortic valve (BAV), which is associated with AscAA. Here, we describe a potentially novel role for Notch1 in AscAA. We found that Notch1 haploinsufficiency exacerbated the aneurysmal aortic root dilation seen in the Marfan syndrome mouse model and that heterozygous deletion of Notch1 in the second heart field (SHF) lineage recapitulated this exacerbated phenotype...
November 2, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059361/surgical-treatment-of-an-extracranial-carotid-artery-aneurysm-in-a-child-by-an-arterial-autograft
#10
Marine Gaudry, Abdallah Al Farai, Virginie Fouilloux, Philippe Piquet
We report a symptomatic aneurysm of the left common carotid artery (LCCA) in a 6-year-old boy. The patient had been diagnosed and treated 3 years earlier for an isolation of the LCCA with a right-sided aortic arch. At the age of 3 years, the LCCA was reimplanted in the ascending aorta. Three years later, the patient developed a voluminous aneurysm of the LCCA complicated by stroke. An arterial graft was used for the carotid reconstruction with good long-term patency and no aneurysm evolution.
November 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049801/search-for-genetic-factors-in-bicuspid-aortic-valve-disease-acta2-mutations-do-not-play-a-major-role
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Giada Tortora, Anita Wischmeijer, Paolo Berretta, Jacopo Alfonsi, Luca Di Marco, Andrea Barbieri, Caterina Marconi, Federica Isidori, Cesare Rossi, Ornella Leone, Roberto Di Bartolomeo, Marco Seri, Davide Pacini
OBJECTIVES: Mutations in ACTA2 have been reported as a cause of familiar thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) with associated bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) in some individuals. Our aim is to investigate the role of ACTA2 mutations in BAV associated with TAA in 20 patients. METHODS: We recruited 20 patients who underwent surgery for BAV and TAA; clinical genetic evaluation and ACTA2 mutation analysis were performed on each patient, along with next-generation sequencing analysis of BAV-related genes...
November 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046727/elevated-circulating-fasting-glucagon-like-peptide-1-in-surgical-patients-with-aortic-valve-disease-and-diabetes
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Camilla Krizhanovskii, Stelia Ntika, Christian Olsson, Per Eriksson, Anders Franco-Cereceda
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is a risk factor for peripheral, coronary, and cerebrovascular disease. In contrast, results also indicate that patients with diabetes have reduced prevalence of aortic aneurysms, although the mechanisms remain largely unknown. We hypothesize that altered endogenous secretion of the intestinal hormone glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1)-previously shown to protect from aneurysm formation, and governing many of the mechanisms thought to be involved in aneurysm formation-may provide insights into the mechanisms underlying the inverse relationship of diabetes and aneurysm...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042101/machine-learning-phenotypic-classification-of-bicuspid-aortopathy
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Charles M Wojnarski, Eric E Roselli, Jay J Idrees, Yuanjia Zhu, Theresa A Carnes, Ashley M Lowry, Patrick H Collier, Brian Griffin, John Ehrlinger, Eugene H Blackstone, Lars G Svensson, Bruce W Lytle
BACKGROUND: Bicuspid aortic valves (BAV) are associated with incompletely characterized aortopathy. Our objectives were to identify distinct patterns of aortopathy using machine-learning methods and characterize their association with valve morphology and patient characteristics. METHODS: We analyzed preoperative 3-dimensional computed tomography reconstructions for 656 patients with BAV undergoing ascending aorta surgery between January 2002 and January 2014. Unsupervised partitioning around medoids was used to cluster aortic dimensions...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038409/-total-arch-replacement-for-distal-arch-aneurysm-with-isolated-left-vertebral-artery-report-of-a-case
#14
Motonori Uchino, Masaru Yoshikai, Hisashi Sato, Jun Osaki
We herein present a case of distal aortic arch aneurysm with an isolated left vertebral artery(LVA). In surgery, after establishing cardiopulmonary bypass, the LVA was anastomosed to the left common carotid artery (LCCA) while under moderate hypothermia. Selective cerebral perfusion (SCP) was then initiated by inserting catheters into the brachiocephalic artery( BCA), the LCCA and the left subclavian artery (LSA). The aorta was transected between the BCA and the LCCA, and an open stent graft was deployed into the descending aorta during circulatory arrest...
October 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994146/congenital-unruptured-aneurysm-of-sinus-of-valsalva-quadricuspid-aortic-valve-and-ascending-aortic-aneurysm-associated-with-genetic-leukoencephalopathy-in-an-infant-a-new-syndrome
#15
Elaheh Malakan Rad, Hamidreza Pouraliakbar
We report a 15-month-old female with unruptured noncoronary sinus of Valsalva anreurysm (SOVA) associated with quadricuspid aortic valve, ascending aortic aneurysm (AAA), moderate aortic insufficiency, mild mitral insufficiency, genetic leukoencepaholpathy, developmental delay and mild mixed aminoaciduria. She was referred for evaluation of a cardiac murmur. Initial echocardiographic examination showed the aneurysm as a round cyst in the right atrium which changed in size during systole and diastole. As to the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of association of SOVA, quadricuspid aortic valve, AAA and genetic leukoencephalopathy in an infant...
October 10, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993736/pathogenic-mechanisms-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-aortopathy
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Noor M Yassine, Jasmine T Shahram, Simon C Body
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common congenital valvular defect and is associated with ascending aortic dilation (AAD) in a quarter of patients. AAD has been ascribed both to the hemodynamic consequences of normally functioning and abnormal BAV morphology, and to the effect of rare and common genetic variation upon function of the ascending aortic media. AAD manifests in two overall and sometimes overlapping phenotypes: that of aortic root aneurysm, similar to the AAD of Marfan syndrome; and that of tubular AAD, similar to the AAD seen with tricuspid aortic valves (TAVs)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987735/endovascular-aortic-repair-of-a-chronic-ascending-and-arch-aortic-aneurysm
#17
Thomas Gandet, Pierre Alric, Sebastien Bommart, Ludovic Canaud
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 15, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984667/ascending-aortic-aneurysm-is-an-inherited-disease-a-contemporary-literature-review-based-on-hill-s-criteria-of-specificity-strength-of-association-and-biological-coherence
#18
Mirza Mujadil Ahmad, Immad Arif Kiani, Khawaja Afzal Ammar, Mirza Nubair Ahmad, Bijoy K Khandheria, Timothy E Paterick, Renuka Jain, A Jamil Tajik
There is growing evidence of a differential etiological basis for thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA), with ascending (As) TAAs being genetically mediated and descending (Des) TAAs more strongly related to acquired pathologies. A comprehensive literature review of this hypothesis has not been carried out. We carried out a systematic literature review based on the latest guidelines on TAA endorsed by the American Heart Association. The etiologies were classified as genetic and inherited, the studies were tabulated accordingly, and Hill's epidemiological criteria of causality were applied...
November 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983176/bentall-operation-in-a-patient-with-an-anomalous-left-circumflex-artery-case-report-and-review
#19
Ivo Gasparovic, Panagiotis Artemiou, Mikulas Kiss, Michal Hulman
Anomalous origin of a left circumflex artery from the right coronary sinus represents a technical challenge in patients who require aortic valve/root procedures. This case report describes a patient who presented with bicuspid aortic valve, anomalous origin of the circumflex artery, severe aortic regurgitation, and aneurysm of the ascending aorta as well as aortic root that was safely managed following the Bentall procedure with the combined button technique.
October 2017: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974666/bi-atrial-compression-due-to-ascending-and-descending-aortic-aneurysms
#20
Saqib Ali Gowani, Sofia A Horvath, Bernard Ashby, Juan Carlos Brenes, Orlando Santana
Aortic aneurysms compressing an atrium causing symptoms are uncommon. We describe a case of bi-atrial compression due to ascending and descending aneurysms leading to dyspnea.
October 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
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