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ten Brinke Ellen A - - 2010
Restrictive mitral annuloplasty (RMA) is increasingly applied to treat functional mitral regurgitation in heart failure patients. Previous studies indicated beneficial clinical effects with low recurrence rates. However, the underlying pathophysiology is complex and outcome in terms of left ventricular function is not well known. We investigated chronic effects of RMA ...
Moe Min Min - - 2010
Acute heart failure in previously healthy young patients is a diagnostic challenge. We describe a case of severe acute heart failure in a 38 year-old patient complicated by acute renal failure and incidental abdominal mass. Kardiol Pol 2010; 68, 12: 1374-1375.
Jänisch S - - 2010
despite the improved quality of diagnostic technology, myocardial infarction still belongs to the diseases that are most frequently overlooked. Especially asymptomatic patients or patients with atypical symptoms are more common to be misdiagnosed. Failure to correctly diagnose is the leading cause of malpractice claims. It was the aim of this ...
Rosenhek Raphael - - 2010
The optimal timing of surgery is fundamental in the management of valvular mitral regurgitation. The main indications for surgery include symptom onset, impairment of left ventricular function, and left ventricular enlargement. Whether surgery should be performed in asymptomatic patients with preserved ventricular function is a subject of debate that highlights ...
Yadav Hemang H International Centre for Circulatory Health, Imperial College National Health Service Trust, St. Mary's Hospital and National Heart and Lung Institute, London, UK. - - 2010
Despite their potential as a sensitive measure of ventricular performance, tissue Doppler velocities vary with normal aging. This is inconvenient for nonspecialists to interpret and makes it difficult to use as an entry criterion for clinical studies. The age-adjusted tissue Doppler Z-scores might avoid these disadvantages and be more discriminant ...
Ajayi Olufemi E - - 2010
Blacks have both a higher hypertension prevalence and accelerated cardiac end organ damage. Because blacks also have a higher prevalence of valvular heart disease, which occurs at a younger age than for whites, we further examined the contribution of valvular regurgitation to the severity of hypertensive heart disease in Nigerians. ...
Fattouch Khalil - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate the clinical and echocardiographic outcomes, at rest and under exercise testing, of patients with moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). METHODS: Between February 2003 and March 2008, 180 patients with moderate IMR who had ...
Song Bong Gun - - 2010
Chronic severe mitral regurgitation is associated with poor clinical outcome because chronic volume overload leads to hemodynamic changes and left ventricular and left atrial remodeling. Few data are available regarding left atrial volume index regression (LAVIR) and left ventricular mass index regression (LVMIR) after valve surgery for mitral regurgitation. We ...
Kilic Arman - - 2010
Functional mitral regurgitation or functional tricuspid regurgitation most commonly result from maladaptive remodeling due to ischemic heart disease or idiopathic dilatative cardiomyopathy. We report a case of significant functional mitral regurgitation and functional tricuspid regurgitation arising from isolated annular dilatation secondary to atrial fibrillation and associated atrial remodeling. The patient ...
Topilsky Yan - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Respiratory dependence of tricuspid regurgitation (TR), a long-held concept suggested by murmur variation, remains unproven and of unclear mechanisms. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 41 patients with mild or greater TR (median age, 67 years), we performed triple Doppler echocardiographic quantification (TR severity, right ventricular, and right atrial quantification) with ...
Ennis Daniel B DB Department of Radiological Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif. 90095, USA. - - 2010
remodeling of the mitral annulus contributes to progression of mitral regurgitation (MR). In patients with moderate-to-severe MR, short-term treatment with β-blockers has been shown to increase left ventricular (LV) end-diastolic and end-systolic volume, and this could deleteriously increase mitral valve annular dimensions. The objective of this study was to quantify ...
Messas Emmanuel E Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Department of Cardiology, University Paris Descartes, Paris. - - 2010
one of the key targets in treating mitral regurgitation (MR) is reducing the otherwise progressive left ventricular (LV) remodeling that exacerbates MR and conveys adverse prognosis. We have previously demonstrated that severing 2 second-order chordae to the anterior mitral leaflet relieves tethering and ischemic MR acutely. The purpose of this ...
Shudo Yasuhiro - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the direct effects of restrictive mitral annuloplasty on mitral valve geometry. We studied 23 patients (mean age: 63 ± 5 years) with functional mitral regurgitation (moderate to severe) and advanced cardiomyopathy (ejection fraction: 25 ± 8%) with ischemic (n = 15) or ...
Branzi Giovanna - - 2010
We analyzed the inodilator properties of levosimendan in patients with chronic heart failure and severe functional mitral regurgitation. We studied 20 patients under optimal treatment and in stable clinical condition (New York Heart Association 3.19 + or - 0.66; 70 + or - 7 years). Levosimendan was infused as a ...
Fumoto Hideyuki - - 2010
The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of the injection of a nonabsorbable substance into the base of the left ventricle (LV) to treat functional mitral regurgitation (MR). Tyramine-based hyaluronan hydrogel was injected into the base of the LV of the beating heart in a ...
Karaahmet Tansu - - 2010
Functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) is relatively common in heart failure and it is associated with adverse prognosis. The severity of FMR is usually assessed by echocardiography. Tissue Doppler echocardiography is used to acquire signals to determine the myocardial systolic functional parameters, including systolic ejection velocity and the systolic isovolumic acceleration ...
Gillinov A Marc - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association practice guidelines recommending surgery for asymptomatic patients with severe mitral regurgitation caused by degenerative disease remain controversial. This study examined whether delaying surgery until symptoms occur causes adverse cardiac changes and jeopardizes outcome. METHODS: From January 1985 to January 2008, 4,586 patients ...
Myerson Saul G SG The University of Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Oxford, UK. - - 2010
Quantifying mitral regurgitation with cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) involves indirect calculation, which increases the potential for error. We examined a direct quantification method using velocity mapping across the mitral valve, which may be less susceptible to error, and also examined the effect of heart rate variability on both techniques. Fifty-five ...
Santana Orlando - - 2010
Mitral regurgitation after a myocardial infarction is common. It can occur acutely or chronically, and its presence portends a poor prognosis. The focus of this article will be on chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation. We will discuss the current concepts of its pathophysiology, the benefits of revascularization, along with the surgical, ...
Funk Michael - - 2010
Giant left atria (GLA) is a condition where the left atrial diameter exceeds 65 mm. It is closely related to rheumatic mitral valve regurgitation or mixed mitral disease with predominant regurgitation and tends not to occur in patients with mitral regurgitation due to other causes. The majority of patients are ...
Engström Annemarie E - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Cardiogenic shock (CS) remains the most serious complication of acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Mitral regurgitation (MR) is a frequent complication of STEMI and a well-known predictor of mortality in STEMI without CS. The purpose of this study was to determine the prognostic significance of MR in STEMI patients ...
Okayama Satoshi - - 2011
Contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can depict papillary muscle (PM) necrosis or fibrosis by late enhancement (LE) of PM, but its clinical significance in old myocardial infarction (OMI) has been little understood. Myocardial LE and PM-LE were detected with contrast imaging in 60 patients with OMI caused by a ...
de Agustín José A - - 2010
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The development of left ventricular dysfunction after mitral valve replacement is a common problem in patients with chronic severe mitral regurgitation. Assessment of myocardial deformation enables myocardial contractility to be accurately estimated. Our aim was to compare the value of the preoperative strain and strain rate derived ...
Wenk Jonathan F JF Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California, - - 2010
Left ventricular remodeling after posterobasal myocardial infarction can lead to ischemic mitral regurgitation. This occurs as a consequence of leaflet tethering due to posterior papillary muscle displacement. A finite element model of the left ventricle, mitral apparatus, and chordae tendineae was created from magnetic resonance images from a sheep that ...
Knirsch Walter W Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University Children's Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland. - - 2010
To investigate the effectiveness of chronic administration of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in pediatric patients with mitral valve regurgitation. This was a case-control study of all echocardiograms of patients with moderate-to-severe mitral valve regurgitation, who underwent chronic administration of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors between January 1990 and December 2006 at a single ...
Fujita Tomoyuki - - 2010
The long-term outcomes of combined mitral repair and maze procedure for patients with nonrheumatic mitral regurgitation and chronic atrial fibrillation were evaluated. Between June 1992 and December 2008, 187 patients underwent a combined mitral repair and maze procedure. The mean follow-up period was 7.4 ± 4.3 years. Chordal reconstruction was ...
Shingu Yasushige - - 2010
After isolated left ventriculoplasty, the mechanism of mitral regurgitation (MR) remains unclear. A 68-year-old male with ischemic cardiomyopathy presented with a new onset of severe MR after left ventriculoplasty without a mitral procedure. He needed a second operation for heart failure because of the MR. We speculate about its mechanism ...
Shijo T - - 2010
A 72-year-old man underwent sutureless repair of an oozing-type left ventricular free wall rupture. Echocardiography 8 months after sutureless repair revealed a huge left ventricular pseudoaneurysm and severe mitral regurgitation (MR). Therefore, left ventricular reconstruction and restrictive mitral annuloplasty were performed. The patient's clinical condition was improved and no residual ...
Agger Peter - - 2010
The right ventricle (RV) tolerates acute pulmonary valvular regurgitation fairly well, however, in the long-term dilatation and failure often ensues. There is little known of the structural and functional myocardial alterations following this pathophysiology, and therefore animal models are sought. We aimed to develop an animal experimental model for RV ...
Einstein Daniel R - - 2010
The remodeling that occurs after a posterolateral myocardial infarction can alter mitral valve function by creating conformational abnormalities in the mitral annulus and in the posteromedial papillary muscle, leading to mitral regurgitation (MR). It is generally assumed that this remodeling is caused by a volume load and is mediated by ...
Chow Benjamin J W - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Hemodynamically significant mitral regurgitation (MR) may alter left ventricular (LV) myocardial energy requirements. The effects of MR and subsequent corrective mitral valve (MV) surgery on myocardial energetics are not well understood. A better understanding of myocardial energetics and the LV responses to changes in preload and afterload may assist ...
Hussaini Asma - - 2010
As a large portion of the US demographic advances into the later decades of life, the incidence of valvular heart disease is expected to increase. Mitral regurgitation (MR) caused by primary valve abnormality (degenerative) or secondary to cardiomyopathy (functional) is an important cause of heart failure. Management of valvular heart ...
De Vecchis R - - 2010
The passage from II to III New York Heart Association (NYHA) class is indicative of cardiopulmonary impairment and unfavourable prognosis. Among chronic heart failure(CHF) II NYHA class patients, the topic has been debated what criteria have be assumed for identifying the patients prone to accelerated progression towards III NYHA class. ...
De Vecchis R - - 2010
AIM: The passage from II to III New York Heart Association (NYHA) class is indicative of cardiopulmonary impairment and unfavourable prognosis. Among chronic heart failure(CHF) II NYHA class patients, the topic has been debated what criteria have be assumed for identifying the patients prone to accelerated progression towards III NYHA ...
Hvass Ulrik - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to evaluate long-term stability of mitral repair and reverse remodeling in patients with severe ischemic left ventricular dysfunction and functional mitral regurgitation. METHODS: Since June 2000, a total of 37 patients with ischemic functional mitral regurgitation have benefited from a double-level mitral repair that comprises an ...
Zucca Enrica - - 2010
Seven hundreds fifty-two Standardbreds, with poor performance, underwent a thorough diagnostic protocol. In 157 out of 233 horses, with cardiac murmurs, echocardiography and color flow Doppler (CFD) mapping were performed. Murmur of tricuspid valve regurgitation was identified in 185 horses, while murmurs of mitral (23), aortic (9) and pulmonary (3) ...
Deftereos Spyridon - - 2010
A 62-year-old woman was referred for evaluation of recent-onset dyspnoea at rest and a newly found systolic heart murmur, heard best at the apex of the heart. The patient's history was notable for surgical mitral valve replacement 3 years ago, due to severe mitral regurgitation (myxomatous degeneration of the mitral ...
Pocar Marco - - 2010
Post-infarction ventricular remodelling has been graded (I-III) according to the loss of systolic left ventricular silhouette curvature changes. Although surgical ventricular restoration (SVR) has been extended to type III ischaemic cardiomyopathy, the results are less satisfactory. We sought to identify geometric and functional predictors of late outcome after SVR. Among ...
Misumi Ikuo - - 2010
A 39-year-old woman with Sanfilippo C syndrome was referred to our department for the treatment of bradycardia. An electrocardiogram revealed a second degree atrioventricular block, and pacemaker implantation was performed with the patient under general anesthesia. A transthoracic echocardiogram showed normal left ventricular systolic function, moderate mitral regurgitation due to ...
Gackowski Andrzej - - 2010
Decreased left ventricle ejection fraction (LVEF) is a predictor of poor late outcome in patients with mitral regurgitation (MR). The relationship between pre-operative forward stroke volume (SV) and right heart parameters and perioperative outcome in patients with MR has been little studied. Forty patients with severe organic MR, unsuitable for ...
Chang J-P - - 2010
Atrial enlargement occurs in patients with significant mitral regurgitation. However, the time frame of the development of atrial enlargement induced by mitral regurgitation remains unknown. Fourteen Lanyu miniature pigs (age = 6.6 ± 0.9 months) were studied. Mitral regurgitation was created by placing a predefined hole on the middle scallop ...
Uretsky Seth - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The treatment of patients with aortic regurgitation (AR) or mitral regurgitation (MR) relies on the accurate assessment of the severity of the regurgitation as well as its effect on left ventricular (LV) size and function. Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) is an excellent tool for quantifying regurgitant volumes as well ...
Manzoor Ali Andrabi Syed - - 2010
Percutaneous Transvenous Mitral Annuloplasty for mitral regurgitation is in early stages of development and involves a complex intervention which can not be done in patients with left ventricular leads. Since functional mitral regurgitation is common in low ejection fraction states, we propose a device which can serve for annuloplasty in ...
Sionis Alessandro - - 2010
BACKGROUND: In patients with severe aortic regurgitation and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), uncertainty remains whether to recommend aortic valve replacement (AVR) over heart transplantation, especially when mitral regurgitation and/or coronary heart disease coexist. METHODS: We assessed outcomes in 26 consecutive AVR patients aged </=70 years with severe aortic ...
Chrustowicz Anton - - 2010
AIMS: To assess the right ventricular (RV) function in patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR); to find a relation between preoperative and postoperative parameters. METHODS: RV function was echocardiographically assessed by determining the tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) and the peak systolic velocity of the lateral tricuspid annulus (Sa) ...
Pocar Marco - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: We sought to identify determinants of clinical and functional outcome after myocardial revascularization and associated undersized annuloplasty in patients with intermediate-degree ischemic mitral regurgitation. METHODS: Fifty-seven patients with 2+ or 3+ ischemic mitral regurgitation underwent coronary bypass surgery and implantation of undersized semirigid or flexible complete ring or autologous ...
Herrey Anna S - - 2010
We report the case of a 49-year-old woman who presented with symptomatic severe mitral regurgitation secondary to previous myocardial infarction. During the work-up for surgery, she was found to be pregnant. This report explores the difficulties and ethical dilemmas encountered dealing with the need for urgent valve surgery and coronary ...
Chrissos Dimitrios N - - 2009
We sought to determine the effect of cardiac massage on a pre-existing regurgitant mitral valve during open-chest cardiopulmonary resuscitation (OCCPR) in an animal experiment. Our study included 29 dogs that were used as experimental models. We anesthetized them and inserted a transesophageal echocardiographic (TEE) probe. Then we performed a transverse ...
Ahmad Zaheer - - 2010
Congenital mitral regurgitation is relatively rare. It can be due to congenital malformation of the valve apparatus, associated structural heart defects, or results from myocardial dysfunction leading to deformation of the valve annulus. Hence, careful delineation of the pathologic processes involved in the mechanism is critical when evaluating patients presenting ...
Raman Jai - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Correction of functional mitral regurgitation in ischaemic heart disease, with a better risk:benefit ratio is an unmet need. A new methodology of external approach of correcting the annulus (BACE: basal annuloplasty of the cardia externally) to repair and stabilise the mitral valve without entering the heart was used in ...
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