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Dec
1969

Spinal cord infarction (SCI) after epidural anesthesia is quite rare. Although most cases of perioperative SCI are associated with aortic, cardiac, or spinal surgery, and/or abnormal preoperative conditions, such as spinal stenosis or hypercoagulopathy, intraoperative events, such as severe hypotension or epidural puncture and catheterization, can be contributory factors.
A 52-year-old male was underwent laparoscopic gastrectomy.

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Dec
1969

We described a case in which femoral nerve block (FNB) and lateral femoral cutaneous nerve block (LFCNB) with dexmedetomidine (DEX) was useful for open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of a femoral neck fracture in a patient with severe aortic stenosis. Cardiac surgery had been recommended but was declined by the patient. Thus, ORIF was selected because of the patient's concomitant severe aortic stenosis.

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Dec
1969

Coronary ostial stenosis is a life-threatening complication of aortic valve replacement (AVR). Clinical symptoms usually appear within the first 6 months after AVR (Funada and Mizuno et al., Circ J 70:1312-7, 2006), and perioperative onset is very rare.

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Jan
2018

Our institution uses a valved polytetrafluoroethylene conduit as an alternative to homografts. The objective of this study was to investigate the performance of bicuspid valved polytetrafluoroethylene conduits used for right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction in children aged less than 2 years and to evaluate risk factors for earlier conduit explant.
We performed an Institutional Review Board-approved retrospective chart review of all patients aged less than 2 years who underwent surgical right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction with a bicuspid valved polytetrafluoroethylene conduit or homograft conduit from July 2004 to December 2014.

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Feb
2018

The aim of this study was to examine the association between abnormal morphology of the proximal aorta and aortic stenosis (AS) progression rate. The main hypothesis was that morphologic changes of the proximal aorta, such as effacement of the sinotubular junction (STJ), result in increased biomechanical stresses and contribute to calcification and progression of AS.
Between 2010 and 2012, 426 patients with mild to moderate AS were included in this study.

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Mar
2018

Sutureless aortic valves are increasingly used for aortic valve replacement (AVR) with excellent outcomes. Implantation requires device expansion in a subannular position within the native aortic root. We report a patient with severe aortic stenosis who received a Perceval sutureless AVR (LivaNova, London, United Kingdom), resulting in a competent prosthesis with an absence of paravalvular leak and aortic regurgitation.

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Mar
2018

To study the echocardiographic features of criss-cross heart (CCH), a congenital cardiac anomaly characterized by crossed ventricular inflow streams, in Indian patients.
In this retrospective observational study, all pediatric echocardiograms performed in a single tertiary care institution in South India over a three-year period were scrutinized for a diagnosis of CCH. Demographic, clinical and echocardiographic data were collected from patients' medical records and echocardiographic database.

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Mar
2018

This article reviews important features to improve the diagnosis of congenital heart disease (CHD) by applying ultrasound in prenatal cardiac screening. As low and high-risk pregnancies for CHD are subject to routine obstetric ultrasound, the diagnosis of structural heart defects represents a challenge that involves a team of specialists and subspecialists on fetal ultrasonography. In this review, the images highlight normal anatomy of the heart as well as pathologic cases consistent with cardiac malposition and isomerism, septal defects, pulmonary stenosis/atresia, aortic malformations, hypoplastic left ventricle, conotruncal anomalies, tricuspid dysplasia, and Ebstein's anomaly, and univentricular heart, among other congenital cardiovascular defects.

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Feb
2018

To report a case of rupture of the descending aorta after aortic migration during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
An 85 year-old man with a severe and symptomatic aortic stenosis underwent elective TAVR, which complicated with embolization into the ascending aorta. While repositioning into the descending aorta the procedure complicated with aortic rupture.

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Feb
2018

The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) and cardiovascular death after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
There is conflicting evidence on the effect of RVD on clinical outcomes after TAVR.
A total of 1,116 TAVR patients (age 82 ± 6 years; 51% female) who were consecutively enrolled into a prospective registry underwent detailed pre-operative assessment of right ventricular (RV) function and were dichotomized into 2 groups for the purposes of the present retrospective analysis.

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Feb
2018

Although transcatheter aortic valve implantation has been shown to be noninferior to surgical aortic valve replacement in patients with severe aortic stenosis at intermediate surgical risk, the cost-effectiveness of this strategy in this population is unknown. Our objective was to conduct a cost-utility analysis comparing transcatheter aortic valve implantation with surgical aortic valve replacement in the population with intermediate risk severe aortic stenosis.
A fully probabilistic Markov model with 30-day cycles was constructed from the Canadian third-party payer's perspective to estimate the difference in cost and effectiveness (measured as quality-adjusted life years) of transcatheter aortic valve implantation versus surgical aortic valve replacement for intermediate-risk patients over a lifetime time horizon, discounted at 1.

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Feb
2018

During the last decade, the use of ministernotomy in cardiac surgery has increased. Quality of life and patient satisfaction after ministernotomy have never been compared to conventional full sternotomy in randomised trials. The aim of the study is to determine if this minimally invasive approach improves quality of life, satisfaction and clinical morbimortality outcomes.

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Feb
2018

Pressure overload left ventricular hypertrophy is a known precursor of heart failure with ominous prognosis. The development of experimental models that reproduce this phenomenon is instrumental for the advancement in our understanding of its pathophysiology. The gold standard of these models is the controlled constriction of the mid aortic arch in mice according to Rockman's technique (RT).

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Feb
2018

Aortic stenosis is the most common valvular disease and has a dismal prognosis without surgical treatment. The aim of this meta-analysis was to quantitatively assess the comparative effectiveness of the Perceval (LivaNova) valve versus conventional aortic bioprostheses.
A total of 6 comparative studies were identified, including 639 and 760 patients who underwent, respectively, aortic valve replacement with the Perceval sutureless valve (P group) and with a conventional bioprosthesis (C group).

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Feb
2018

Use of 4-dimensional flow magnetic resonance imaging (4D-flow MRI) derived wall shear stress (WSS) heat maps enables identification of regions in the ascending aorta with increased WSS. These regions are subject to dysregulation of the extracellular matrix and elastic fiber degeneration, which is associated with aortic dilatation and dissection.
To evaluate the effect of the presence of aortic valve stenosis and the aortic diameter on the peak WSS and surface area of increased WSS in the ascending aorta.

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Feb
2018

Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is the second most common congenital heart disease associated with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). The reported survival of neonates with CDH and HLHS is only 1-5%. We review our experience with CDH and HLHS and compare our outcomes to published literature.

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Feb
2018

The aim of the Portico TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation) system study was to evaluate outcomes ≤1 year after implantation of a novel resheathable, self-expanding TAVI system in a multicenter patient population with severe aortic stenosis (AS).
High-risk patients (n=222) with symptomatic severe AS (mean age, 83.0±4.

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Jan
2018

Background Epicardial fat is a true visceral fat deposit with adverse effects through the secretion of numerous proinflammatory and proatherogenic cytokines. Previous studies showed an association between aortic valve sclerosis and coronary artery disease. The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between epicardial fat thickness and aortic valve sclerosis.

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Feb
2018

Patients with severe left ventricular outflow tract obstruction often suffer from impaired left ventricular function, endocardial fibroelastosis and borderline-sized structures. The early Ross-Konno operation can offer complete repair due to outflow tract stenosis and enable the functional recovery and growth of small structures.
Between 2008 and March 2017, 44 early Ross-Konno procedures were performed at our centre.

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Feb
2018

 Infusions of apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I), the major protein component of high-density lipoproteins (HDL), result in aortic valve stenosis (AVS) regression in experimental models. Severe AVS can be complicated by acquired von Willebrand syndrome, a haemorrhagic disorder associated with loss of high-molecular-weight von Willebrand factor (vWF) multimers (HMWM), the latter being a consequence of increased shear stress and enhanced vWF-cleaving protease (ADAMTS-13) activity. Although antithrombotic actions of HDL have been described, its effects on ADAMTS-13 and vWF in AVS are unknown.

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Feb
2018

The use of animal models is essential for a better understanding of MH, one major cause for arterial stenosis.In this article, we demonstrate a murine balloon denudation model, which is comparable with established vessel injury models in large animals. The aorta denudation model with balloon catheters mimics the clinical setting and leads to comparable pathobiological and physiological changes.

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Feb
2018

To assess the clinical implementation and report preliminary results of a novel technique called the Ozaki procedure for stentless aortic valve replacement through reconstruction of the valve leaflets from autologous pericardium.
Between September 2015 and May 2017 30 patients (20 males, mean ± standard deviation age 66.83 ± 10.

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Dec
1969

Frailty is a geriatric syndrome that can influence mortality and functional recovery after treatment of severe aortic stenosis (AS). The integration of standardized geriatric assessment (GA) in clinical practice is limited by a lack of consensus on how to measure it.
This study aims to compare the incremental predictive value of different frailty scales to predict the outcomes following surgical aortic valve replacement, transcatheter aortic valve implantation, and conservative treatment of severe AS.

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Dec
1969

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) as a treatment in severe aortic stenosis (AS) is an excellent alternative to conventional surgical replacement. However, long-term outcomes are not benign. Renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockade has shown benefit in terms of adverse remodelling in severe AS and after surgical replacement.

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Feb
2018

To evaluate the changes in transvalvular gradients and the incidence of valve haemodynamic deterioration (VHD) following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), according to use of anticoagulation therapy.
This multicentre study included 2466 patients (46% men; mean age 81±7 years) who underwent TAVR with echocardiography performed at 12-month follow-up. Anticoagulation therapy was used in 707 patients (28.

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Dec
1969

Traditional and transcatheter surgical treatments of severe aortic valve stenosis (SAVS) are increasing in parallel with the improved life expectancy. Recent randomised controlled trials (RCTs) reported comparable or non-inferior mortality with transcatheter treatments compared with traditional surgery. However, RCTs have the limitation of being a mirror of the predefined inclusion/exclusion criteria, without reflecting the 'real clinical world'.

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Feb
2018

Previous studies reported that middle-aged patients with atherogenic lipoprotein-lipid profile exhibit faster progression of aortic valve stenosis (AS). The ratio of apolipoprotein B/apolipoprotein A-I (apoB/apoA-I) reflects the balance between atherogenic and anti-atherogenic lipoproteins. The aim of this study was to examine the association between apoB/apoA-I ratio and AS hemodynamic progression and to determine whether this association varies according to age.

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Feb
2018

The frequency of paradoxical low-gradient severe aortic stenosis (AS) varies widely across studies. The impact of misalignment of aortic flow and pressure recovery phenomenon on the frequency of low-gradient severe AS with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) has not been evaluated in prospective studies.
To investigate prospectively the impact of aortic flow misalignment by Doppler and lack of pressure recovery phenomenon correction on the frequency of low-gradient (LG) severe aortic stenosis (AS) with preserved LVEF.

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Feb
2018

Although procedure-related new cardiac conduction disturbances (CCDs) remain an important issue in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), their effect on myocardial function and overall patient outcome remains unclear. The goal of this study was to analyze the influence of procedure-related CCDs on systolic and diastolic LV performance and on patient survival after TAVI.
Ninety-five patients who underwent TAVI for severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS) and had a complete follow-up were evaluated with respect to procedure-related CCDs.

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Feb
2018

Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (iTEE) is used to assess for residual left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) after surgical resection of subaortic membrane causing subaortic stenosis (sub-AS). We aimed to identify the iTEE features associated with recurrence of LVOTO.
We conducted a retrospective study of children undergoing sub-AS resection from June 2006 to June 2014.

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Feb
2018

To describe the early hemodynamic changes after fetal aortic valvuloplasty (FAV) for evolving hypoplastic left heart syndrome due to mid-gestational aortic stenosis and to assess whether these early changes predict biventricular (BiV) circulation at neonatal discharge.
We retrospectively reviewed all technically successful FAV cases resulting in live birth between 2000 and 2015 (n=93, 45% BiV circulation at neonatal discharge). Paired testing methods were used to compare pre- and post-intervention measures of left ventricular hemodynamics.

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Feb
2018

The Pivotal Role of Imaging in TAVR Procedures.

Curr Cardiol Rep 2018 Feb 12;20(2). Epub 2018 Feb 12.
Caroline Bleakley, Mark J Monaghan
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is underpinned by an array of imaging techniques designed to not only select an appropriately sized implant but also to identify potential obstacles to procedural success. This review presents currently important aspects of TAVR imaging, describing the salient features of each modality as well as recent developments in the field.
The latest data on TAVR outcomes reflects the increasing experience of operators and the significant role of pre-procedural imaging.

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Jan
2018

In the last few years, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has become an alternative procedure in patients with severe aortic stenosis and high risk for surgical aortic replacement. Due to the anatomic correlation between aortic valve structure and conduction system of the heart, one of the most common complications after TAVI is conduction system disturbances which including bundle branch block, complete heart block and need for permanent pacemaker implantation. Although these disturbances are usually not lethal, they may have a great influence on patients' state and long term-survival.

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Jan
2018

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVR) has emerged as an alternative, rapidly evolving treatment option for patients with severe aortic stenosis and high surgical risk. Stroke is a devastating complication being confined mainly in the periprocedural and 30-day period following TAVR, with a lower and relatively constant frequency thereafter. Early stroke is mainly due to debris embolization during the procedure, whereas later events are associated with patient specific factors.

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Jan
2018

The transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) consist an alternative treatment in patients with severe aortic stenosis. Multimodality imaging using transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) or transesophageal echocardiography (TOE) and multislice CT (MSCT) constitute cornerstone techniques for the pre-operative management, peri-procedural guidance, follow up and recognition of possible transcatheter valve related complications. CT angiography is much more accurate regarding the total definition of aortic annulus diameter and circumferential area.

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Jan
2018

Aortic stenosis (AS) is the most common type of valvular heart disease in the elderly. Surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) has been the standard practice for treating severe, symptomatic AS, but recently new treatment options have emerged. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is now an established treatment option in patients at high surgical risk.

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Mar
2018

Right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) dysfunction is a common hemodynamic challenge for adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD), including patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), truncus arteriosus (TA), and those who have undergone the Ross procedure for congenital aortic stenosis and the Rastelli repair for transposition of great vessels. Pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) has become one of the most common procedures performed for ACHD patients. Areas covered: Given the advances in transcatheter technology, we conducted a detailed review of the available studies addressing the indications for PVR, historical background, evolving technology, procedural aspects, and the future direction, with an emphasis on ACHD patients.

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Feb
2018

The relationship between ideal cardiovascular health reflected in the cardiovascular health score (CVHS) and valvular heart disease is not known. The purpose of this study was to determine the association of CVHS attainment through midlife to late life with aortic stenosis prevalence and severity in late life.
The following 6 ideal cardiovascular health metrics were assessed in ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities) Study participants at 5 examination visits between 1987 and 2013 (visits 1-4 in 1987-1998 and visit 5 in 2011-2013): smoking, body mass index, total cholesterol, blood pressure, physical activity, and blood glucose.

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Feb
2018

Most tissue-engineered arterial grafts are complicated by aneurysmal dilation secondary to insufficient neotissue formation after scaffold degradation. The optimal graft would form an organized multi-layered structure with a robust extracellular matrix that could withstand arterial pressure. The purpose of the current study was to determine how oversizing a biodegradable arterial scaffold affects long-term neotissue formation.

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Feb
2018

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is changing the treatment of aortic stenosis. We compared cost and clinical outcomes of TAVR versus surgical aortic valve repair (SAVR) in the real-world setting since US TAVR approval in 2012.
The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) dataset was analyzed by quarter (Jun 2012- Dec 2014).

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Feb
2018

Sutureless aortic valve replacement (SU-AVR) has been developed as an alternative surgical treatment for patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis (AS). The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of SU-AVR through an assessment of hemodynamic performance and safety.
From December 2014 to June 2016, a total of 12 consecutive patients with severe AS underwent SU-AVR.

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Jan
2018

International guidelines recommend that revascularization for coronary artery disease (CAD) should be guided by evidence of myocardial ischemia. Fractional flow reserve (FFR) and instantaneous free wave ratio (iFR) are the main invasive indices for assessing the ischemic potential of angiographically intermediate coronary stenosis as a large body of evidence supports their routine application. Both indices have been tested and validated in patients with isolated stable CAD, but notably their application outside this specific context is a matter of debate and investigation.

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Jan
2018

Patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis and severe mitral regurgitation or severe tricuspid regurgitation were excluded from the major transcatheter aortic valve replacement trials. We studied these 2 subgroups in patients at extreme risk for surgery in the prospective, nonrandomized, single-arm CoreValve US Expanded Use Study.
The primary end point was all-cause mortality or major stroke at 1 year.

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Feb
2018

A 78 year-old man with remote type-A dissection presented with acute-onset dyspnea. Twenty-two years prior, treatment for his aortic disease required replacement of ascending and arch aneurysms with a Dacron graft using graft inclusion technique. He presented currently in cardiogenic shock.

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Feb
2018

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in patients with aortic valve stenosis is associated with an improvement of clinical outcomes, quality of life, and self-sufficiency. The most feared TAVI-related complication is the occurrence of stroke. In order to reduce peri-procedural cerebral embolizations, diverse cerebral protection devices have been developed.

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Feb
2018

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common serious complication following cardiac surgery. Doppler-determined renal resistive index (RRI) is a promising early AKI biomarker in this population. However, the relationship between aortic valve pathology (insufficiency and/or stenosis) and RRI is unknown.

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