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Mert M - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Many congenital cardiac anomalies present with accompanying severe right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) obstruction or interruption requiring surgical correction. RVOT reconstruction by means of a conduit is often necessary in the majority of these patients in the early years of life and there are several proposed conduits for this ...
Aggarwal Neera - - 2005
A 58-year-old woman who underwent mitral valve replacement and tricuspid valve repair developed severe acute systemic illness four weeks after surgery. Serial blood cultures grew Burkholderia cepacia at four to five days after incubation. Transthoracic echocardiography had confirmed a diagnosis of prosthetic valve endocarditis. The patient did not respond to ...
Rizzoli Giulio - - 2005
BACKGROUND: We analyzed the intermediate experience, survival, and prosthetic complications of patients who received the Biocor valve, a new-generation porcine valve, in the mitral position. METHODS: At the University of Padua, between May 1992 and January 2004, 154 consecutive patients (102 female and 52 male patients; mean age, 72.3 +/- ...
De Oliveira Nilto C - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: This study was undertaken to evaluate the late outcomes of reconstruction of the intervalvular fibrous body during aortic and mitral valve replacement. METHODS: Seventy-six consecutive patients underwent reconstruction of the intervalvular fibrous body with replacement of the mitral and aortic valves. There were 35 men and 41 women whose ...
Krasemann T - - 2005
Marfan syndrome is a connective tissue disease with typical clinical signs and cardiac involvement. Its appearance in the neonatal period has a bad prognosis due to incompetence of all cardiac valves with subsequent congestive heart failure. Conservative management usually fails, the children die during their first year of life. We ...
Byrne John G - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to determine if a "hybrid" approach to the treatment of complex combined coronary and valve disease is superior to the results predicted by a Society of Thoracic Surgeons' (STS) algorithm with conventional coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)/valve surgery in high-risk patients. BACKGROUND: With ...
Rabkin-Aikawa Elena - - 2005
The valves of the heart cannot regenerate spontaneously. Therefore, heart valve disease generally necessitates surgical repair or replacement of the diseased tissue by mechanical or bioprosthetic valve substitutes in order to avoid potentially fatal cardiac or systemic consequences. Although survival and quality of life is enhanced for many patients treated ...
Potter D Dean - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: The contemporary risk of reoperative aortic valve replacement is ill-defined. We therefore compared the recent early results of reoperative and primary aortic valve replacement in our institution. METHODS: Between January 1993 and January 2001, a total of 162 patients underwent reoperative aortic valve replacement with or without coronary artery ...
Brawn William J - - 2005
Conventional surgery for atrioventricular discordance usually associated with ventricular arterial discordance leaves the morphologic right ventricle in the systemic circulation. Long-term follow-up results with this approach reveal a high incidence of right ventricular failure. The double switch procedure was introduced to restore the morphologic left ventricle to the systemic circulation. ...
Teshima Hideki - - 2005
A 64-year-old woman underwent aortic valve replacement with a 21-mm Advancing The Standard (ATS) open-pivot mechanical heart valve for bicuspid aortic valve stenosis. In addition to the appearance of a new cardiac murmur, echocardiography performed 3 years after surgery showed a high pressure gradient across the ATS valve and a ...
Goubergrits Leonid - - 2005
Prosthetic heart valves are routinely used for replacing diseased natural heart valves. Even today, after five decades of prosthetic heart valve development, in the authors opinion the main problem associated with these valves is the risk of thromboembolic complications caused by unnatural hemodynamics. Further growing application of prosthetic heart valves ...
Edwards Maria-Benedicta - - 2005
PURPOSE: The effects of aging on tissue strength and its ability to withstand forces associated with MRI have not been investigated. This study aimed to determine the forces required to cause partial or total detachment of a heart valve prosthesis in patients with age-related degenerative diseases exposed to MRI. METHODS: ...
Jamieson W R Eric - - 2005
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: The findings of this single-center experience with the Medtronic Mosaic porcine bioprosthesis were evaluated to determine the clinical performance of the valve. METHODS: Between 1994 and 2000, a total of 657 patients was implanted with the prosthesis. Aortic valve replacement (AVR) was performed in ...
Neethling William M L - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Glutaraldehyde-preserved bioprosthetic heart valve substitutes have limited performance and longevity due to tissue degeneration and calcification. The Freestyle valve (Medtronic Heart Valves, Inc, Minneapolis, MN) combines zero fixation pressure and proportional, variant-amino oleic acid (AOA) as antidegeneration and antimineralization measures. The aim of this study was to compare the ...
Armitage W John - - 2005
PURPOSE: To reduce the time taken for thawing and removal of cryoprotectant from heart valves. METHODS: Three sets of experiments were carried out using porcine heart valves. The valves in all three experiments were first exposed to 10% (v/v) dimethyl sulphoxide (DMSO) by a 2-step protocol. Outcome was determined after ...
Aagaard J - - 2004
The Carbomedics bileaflet mechanical prosthesis was introduced in 1986 and until now more than 500,000 valves have been implanted. The aim of this study was to review the papers published on the Carbomedics aortic heart valve prosthesis. The Carbomedics prosthesis has a solid pyrolite carbon housing and flat leaflets of ...
Zavaleta Nilda Espinola - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To study valvular abnormalities in patients with primary antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) assessed by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). METHODS: This was a 5-year followup study. Between 1995 and 1997, 29 consecutive patients with primary APS were studied by TEE. Twenty-four patients were evaluated in our institution and 5 were referred from ...
Turina Marko Ivan - - 2004
In highly developed nations, valve surgery will be increasing applied in older people, with more co-morbidities and a higher incidence of concomitant coronary artery disease. Valve surgeons will be facing increased competition from the catheter-based procedures, both for valve repair and replacement; these are already applied clinically, and their numbers ...
Grabow Niels - - 2004
Hybrid heart valve scaffolds were fabricated from decellularized porcine aortic heart valve matrices and enhanced with bioresorbable polymers using different protocols: (i) dip coating of lyophilized decellularized matrices, and (ii) impregnation of wet decellularized matrices. The following polymers were evaluated: poly(4-hydroxybutyrate) and poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co4-hydroxybutyrate). Tensile tests were conducted to assess the ...
Miller Matthew W - - 2004
Infectious endocarditis is a systemic disease associated with high morbidity and mortality. Clinical recognition and effective management is challenging, but insights can be gleaned from relevant pathologic features. Risk factors include subaortic stenosis, possibly certain other congenital anomalies, and bacteremia. Auscultation can provide clues regarding valvular involvment, particularly when a ...
Butany Jagdish - - 2004
Contemporary mechanical heart value prostheses are expected to last "just about forever" or the patient's lifeline. They do however still suffer complications, some of which necessitate premature explantation. Complications today are mainly related to patient compliance with anticoagulant medication, infection and hemorrhage. The DeBakey Surgitool mechanical heart valve was the ...
Breuer Christopher K - - 2004
Heart valve disease is a significant medical problem worldwide. Current treatment for heart valve disease is heart valve replacement. State of the art replacement heart valves are less than ideal and are associated with significant complications. Using the basic principles of tissue engineering, promising alternatives to current replacement heart valves ...
Kirsch Matthias - - 2004
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: The authors' experience is reported of cardiac reoperations for valvular heart disease in octogenarian patients. METHODS: The records of 22 consecutive patients (10 men, 12 women) aged > or =80 years (mean age 82.4+/-2.3 years) who underwent cardiac reoperation for aortic and/or mitral valvular ...
Angstwurm Klemens - - 2004
Neurological complications are very frequent in patients with infective endocarditis (20-40 %). In these patients it is unclear at what time a valve replacement should be performed. In order to develop a data based recommendation we studied 12 patients of our own and analyzed 228 patients from the literature. We ...
Doenst T - - 2004
Pericardial valve bioprostheses were introduced in early 1970s and were widely used in the 1980s. The longterm results with the Ionescu-Shiley valve, the first commercially available pericardial valve, were disappointing because of high rate cusp tears during the first decade after implantation. The enthusiasm for this type of bioprosthetic valve ...
Chang Ching-Pin - - 2004
The delicate leaflets that make up vertebrate heart valves are essential for our moment-to-moment existence. Abnormalities of valve formation are the most common serious human congenital defect. Despite their importance, relatively little is known about valve development. We show that the initiation of heart valve morphogenesis in mice requires calcineurin/NFAT ...
Lambrechts Diether - - 2004
Heart valves are of vital importance for our moment-to-moment existence, but how they form remains a mystery. In this issue of Cell, Chang et al. reveal a novel role for calcineurin, NFATs, and VEGF in valve formation. Dynamic changes in NFAT/VEGF expression in regional myocardial and endocardial fields and developmental ...
Wu Chan-Ming - - 2004
Relapsing polychondritis is a systemic autoimmune disease that may be associated with inflammatory arthritis, vasculitis, aortitis, and inflammation of the aortic valve and ring. Information describing the cardiac manifestations of relapsing polychondritis is limited. The authors encountered a patient with relapsing polychondritis who had pericardial effusion and aortic valve regurgitation. ...
Johansen Peter - - 2004
Cavitation was first directly related to mechanical heart valves in the mid 1980s after a series of valve failures observed with the Edwards-Duromedics valve. The damages observed indicated that cavitation could be responsible. Later, several in vitro studies visualized the bubble formation and collapse of cavitation at mechanical heart valves. ...
Salem Deeb N - - 2004
This chapter about antithrombotic therapy in native and prosthetic valvular heart disease is part of the Seventh ACCP Conference on Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy: Evidence Based Guidelines. Grade 1 recommendations are strong and indicate that the benefits do, or do not, outweigh risks, burden, and costs. Grade 2 suggests that ...
Kershaw John D B - - 2004
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: The control of valve size and function is a dynamic process that may be modulated by vasoactive factors. The exact response of different regions of the cusp tissue with regard to extent and direction could influence valve shape, function and response to stress. METHODS: ...
Breymann Thomas - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Porcine xenografts for pediatric right ventricular outflow tractus (RVOT) reconstruction lack durability, homografts lack availability. The Contegra is a valve bearing bovine jugular vein. It is tear resistant, well pliable, and permits RVOT reconstruction without further foreign material. The 108 Contegras implanted in Bad Oeynhausen from May 1999 until ...
Nagarajan Darbhamulla V - - 2004
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether addition of anti-platelet therapy to warfarin reduced the incidence of thromboembolic complications in patients with prosthetic heart valves. Altogether 253 papers were found using the reported search, of which 11 papers ...
Carrier Julie - - 2004
AIM: We studied the results of an all-carbon monoleaflet valve prosthesis (the Omnicarbon) in a North American population. METHODS: Patients were recalled to our valve clinic for complete evaluation, including echocardiography, laboratory tests, and physician examination. This experience includes 108 Omnicarbon valve implants. We report the results of single aortic ...
Yilmaz Mustafa - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: Surgical treatment of rheumatic valvular disease still constitutes a significant number of cardiac operations in developing countries. Despite improvements in myocardial protection and cardiopulmonary bypass techniques, triple valve operations (aortic, mitral and tricuspid valves) are still challenging because of longer duration of cardiopulmonary bypass and higher degree of myocardial ...
Ishikawa Susumu - - 2004
A 62-year-old female with Osler's disease was admitted to our hospital because of fever and cardiac failure. The patient had undergone a mitral valve replacement (MVR) using a Carpentier-Edwards prosthetic valve 14 years earlier. A bacterial examination of arterial blood identified Streptococcus mitis. No arteriovenous malformations were detected in visceral ...
Bottio Tomaso - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: Hemodynamic performances of mechanical valve prostheses in patients with aortic valve stenosis and a small aortic annulus are crucial. We analyzed the in vitro hydrodynamics of 5 currently available bileaflet mechanical prostheses that fitted a 21-mm-diameter valve holder of a Sheffield pulse duplicator. METHODS: Three samples of 5 high-performance ...
Zilla Peter - - 2004
More than 250,000 bioprosthetic heart valves are being implanted annually. Although the majority of recipients are elderly developed-world patients, the most urgent need for tissue valves is in younger patients, where rapid degeneration of contemporary prostheses remains a serious obstacle. After decades of empirical and mostly futile attempts to extend ...
Donohoe Jeffrey M - - 2004
PURPOSE: Persistent hydroureteronephrosis (HUN) is often seen in boys with a history of a posterior urethral valve even years after valve ablation and it is often assumed to represent residual stretching. We determined the association of HUN with urodynamic abnormalities, the effect on HUN of treating these abnormalities and when ...
Sedrakyan Artyom - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine whether changes in quality of life at 18 months following aortic valve replacement differ depending on the use of tissue valves or mechanical valves. METHODS: We prospectively studied 73 patients with tissue valve replacements and 53 patients with mechanical valve replacements performed from April 1998 ...
Horstkotte D - - 2004
The current incidence of infective endocarditis (IE) is estimated as 7 cases per 100,000 population per year and continues to increase. The prognosis is significantly influenced by proper diagnosis and adequate therapy. In cases with unconfirmed IE, transesophageal echocardiography is the imaging technique of choice. Culture-negative endocarditis requires either termination ...
Baseman D G - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To determine if pergolide injures heart valves, by comparing echocardiographic findings in pergolide-treated patients with those of a historical control group. METHODS: Letters were sent to all patients in the authors' practice believed to be taking pergolide, and those responders who wished to continue it were urged to undergo ...
Lepidi Hubert - - 2004
The pathological features of Whipple endocarditis, which is caused by Tropheryma whipplei, were histologically evaluated in cardiac valves from 5 patients. We used quantitative image analysis to compare the valvular fibrosis, calcifications, vegetations, inflammation, and vascularization due to Whipple endocarditis with those due to non-Whipple endocarditis and degenerative valves. We ...
Gao Guangqiang - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: This study compares the long-term performance of the Carpentier-Edwards (CE) porcine bioprosthesis and the CE pericardial bioprosthesis for aortic valve replacement (AVR). BACKGROUND: With new bioprostheses on the horizon, there is renewed interest in how the long-term durability of current pericardial bioprostheses compares with the traditional porcine bioprosthesis. METHODS: ...
Gaudio C - - 2004
A 68-year-old woman came to our observation with a clinical history of isolated systolic hypertension poorly controlled by the combination of ramipril 5 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg o.d. The ECG showed sinus rhythm with heart rate of 68 beats per minute and signs of left ventricular hypertrophy without strain. ...
Hodge Andrew J - - 2004
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: The performance and longevity of bioprosthetic heart valves are limited by tissue calcification and degeneration after implantation. Experimental valve replacement in large animal models forms an important component of the preclinical evaluation of these bioprosthetic heart valves. The study aim was to assess the ...
Khambadkone Sachin - - 2004
Percutaneous transcatheter interventions for valve replacement or implantation is one of the most exciting developments in the field of interventional cardiology. Valvular stenosis has been treated by balloon dilatation with early and late results; however, treatment for valvular regurgitation has remained surgical until now. Most new designs have been investigated ...
Martin Aimee J - - 2004
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: With the failure of animal trials to detect thrombosis in the Medtronic Parallel valve, interest has returned to finding a suitable in-vitro method for preclinical valve assessment. A technique has been developed that uses renneted milk to detect clotting around heart valves. The study ...
Cohn Lawrence H - - 2004
This presentation summarizes the author's personal observations on the major advances in reoperative cardiac surgery. They include earlier referral for cardiac prosthetic and bioprosthetic cardiac valve dysfunction, alternative incisional approaches to minimize injury to adherent cardiac structures, alternative perfusion sites, improved hemostasis on cardiopulmonary bypass, improved myocardial protection, tailoring the ...
Svensson J - - 2004
A retrospective comparison was performed between 1411 hypopituitary adults without GH replacement [mean age, 56.9 (sd 18.6) yr] and the normal population in terms of fatal and nonfatal morbidity. A similar prospective comparison was then made in 289 hypopituitary patients on long-term GH replacement [mean age, 47.6 (sd 14.8) yr; ...
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