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Hirose Tomoaki T Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Nara Medical University School of Medicine, Nara, - - 2014
Left ventricular noncompaction is a rare cardiac pathology that results from an arrest in endomyocardial development in early embryogenesis. With great advances in imaging modalities, this pathological entity has been noted not only in the pediatric population but also in adults. Herein we report the case of a 62-year-old woman ...
Bil Jacek J Department of Invasive Cardiology, Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Interior, Warsaw, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to assess prospectively the effectiveness and safety profile of distal left main stem (LMS) stenosis treatment with dedicated bifurcation paclitaxel-eluting stent BiOSS Expert®. Angioplasty of distal LMS stenosis is always a high-risk procedure, and optimal treatment is uncertain. This was a prospective international 2-center ...
Roscani Meliza G MG 1Univ Est. Paulista - Botucatu Medical School - - - 2014
Background: Although an increased left ventricular (LV) diastolic diameter (DD) and a decreased ejection fraction (EF) have been used as markers for the surgical replacement of an insufficient aortic valve, these signals may be observed when irreversible myocardium damage has already occurred. The aim of this study was to determine ...
Kodera Satoshi S Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Asahi General Hospital, I-1326 Asahi, Chiba, 289-2511, Japan, - - 2014
We report a 71-year-old woman with inferior acute myocardial infarction (AMI) due to type A acute aortic dissection. Emergency enhanced computed tomography (CT) did not show obvious aortic dissection. During emergency percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), intravascular ultrasonography revealed type A aortic dissection. Hemodynamic stability was restored after PCI. 1 month later, ...
Perez-Negueruela Carolina C Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Sant Joan de Deu Hospital, Barcelona, - - 2014
We report a case of a patient who presented with aortic stenosis and a borderline left ventricle during foetal life. A balloon aortic valve valvuloplasty was performed in uterus, and in the postnatal period for relief of the left ventricular outflow tract obstruction followed by a Ross-Konno procedure with fibroelastosis ...
Klug G G University Clinic of Internal Medicine III, Cardiology, Innsbruck Medical University, Anichstrasse 35, A-6020 Innsbruck, - - 2014
Aortic pulse wave velocity (PWV) was linked to LV-geometry and -function in patients with kidney disease and non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. The role of aortic compliance after acute STEMI is so far unknown. In the present study, we prospectively investigated the relationship of increased aortic stiffness with biomarkers of myocardial wall stress ...
Elhmidi Yacine Y Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, German Heart Center, Munich, 80636, Germany. - - 2014
Aortic stenosis patients with left ventricular dysfunction are at increased risk for morbidity and mortality following surgical aortic valve replacement. There are few published data regarding the outcomes of patients with severe aortic stenosis and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and possible predictors of LV ...
Dusenbery Susan M SM Department of Cardiology, Boston Children's Hospital, and the Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2014
We analyzed cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) measurements of myocardial extracellular volume fraction (ECV) and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) in children and young adults with congenital aortic stenosis (AS) to determine the extent of fibrosis and examine their association with aortic valve and ventricular function. Patients with congenital AS frequently have ...
Nakajima Seiko S Department of Transplantation, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, 5-7-1 Fujishiro-dai, Suita, Osaka, 565-8565, - - 2014
Despite continual improvements in ventricular assist device (VAD) therapy, various clinical issues are emerging. Importantly, various types of thromboembolic complications have been reported to date. Recently, we encountered a rare continuous-flow VAD-related thromboembolic event that resulted in acute myocardial infarction. A 26-year-old female who just underwent HeartMate II(®) VAD implantation ...
Summaria Francesco F Interventional Cardiology, Policlinico Casilino, Via Casilina 1049, 00169 Rome, - - 2014
Intra-aortic balloon pump counterpulsation is currently the most used mechanical assistance device for patients with cardiogenic shock due to acute myocardial infarction. However, a recently published meta-analysis and trial failed to confirm previous knowledge. We report the results of four patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction, complicated by cardiogenic shock ...
Roberts William C WC Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas; Department of Pathology, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas; Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. Electronic address: - - 2014
Described herein are clinical and necropsy findings in a 61-year-old woman with fatal left ventricular diastolic failure secondary to massive calcific deposits primarily within the left ventricular cavity. At age 3, an isthmic aortic coarctation was resected, and at age 44, a stenotic congenitally bicuspid aortic valve was replaced. The cause of ...
Park Ji Young JY Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Eulji General Hospital, Eulji University, Seoul, - - 2014
The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship of inflammation, myocardial fibrosis, and cardiac remodeling in patients with mild aortic stenosis (AS) as assessed by biomarkers and echocardiography. We consecutively evaluated 32 patients with mild AS and thirty age and gender matched, healthy individuals with normal aortic valves ...
Majak P P Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål, Oslo, Norway - - - 2014
Aim: Visfatin may play a part in reverse left ventricular remodelling. Using a mouse model of reversible left ventricle pressure overload, we examined if visfatin was altered in the myocardium. Furthermore, we addressed this issue in patients with aortic stenosis (AS) and examined whether visfatin levels are related to reverse ...
Hajj-Chahine Jamil J Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Poitiers, Poitiers, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
We describe the case of a 57-year-old woman with noncompaction of the left ventricle and regurgitant bicuspid aortic valve who presented with progressive congestive heart failure and was successfully treated with aortic root replacement. The long-term outcome for these patients is poor because of progressive left ventricular impairment, increased rates ...
Talwar Sachin S Cardiothoracic Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, - - 2014
We report an unusual cause of failure of successful delivery of antegrade cardioplegia through the aortic root that was caused by the accidental passage of the left ventricular vent catheter across the aortic valve producing acute aortic regurgitation. This problem is best prevented.
Luszczak Joanna - - 2013
Early detection of left ventricle (LV) systolic dysfunction is essential for management of patients with aortic stenosis (AS). Two- dimensional speckle tracking derived global longitudinal peak strain (GLPS) is more sensitive than ejection fraction (EF) but requires good image quality and is not easily accessible. The aim of the study ...
Ribichini Flavio F Department of Medicine, the University of Verona, Verona, - - 2013
Left ventricular assistance with surgically implanted pump devices like the HeartMate may be crucial in selected patient with end-stage heart failure. However, mainly due to its high aortic output, the pump itself may induce severe aortic regurgitation that could result in paradoxycal worsening of the anterograde perfusion after the initiation ...
Shim Jae-Kwang JK Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, South - - 2013
Unexpected and reversible causes of ventricular dysfunction requiring a prompt second surgical procedure to restore the cardiac function should always be sought before the initiation of positive inotropic support. We report a case of obstruction of the right coronary ostium by an organized thrombus that had migrated retrogradely from the ...
Sirin Selma S Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology, University Hospital Essen, Hufelandstrasse 55, 45147, Essen, Germany, - - 2013
Previous studies showed the reliability of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI) in the quantification of aortic valve stenosis in adults. The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the ability of cMRI in the quantification of congenital aortic valve stenosis (CAS) in children. Nineteen patients (mean age 14.0 ± 3.2 years, 15 ...
Ciçek Omer F OF Department of Cardiology, Ankara Ataturk Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, - - 2013
Capable of multi-organ involvement in Sjogren's syndrome (SS), cardiac findings of pulmonary effusion, left ventricular diastolic dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension are seen in patients with SS. Aortic stiffness (AS) reflects the mechanical tension and elasticity of the aorta. In this study, our aim is to determine if there is any ...
Takemoto Kazushi K Department of Medicine, Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama, - - 2013
The aim of this study was to test whether acceleration time of systolic coronary flow velocity could contribute to the diagnosis of coronary stenosis in patients with microvascular dysfunction, on the basis of the hypothesis that systolic coronary flow is less influenced by microvascular function because of compressed myocardium. Coronary ...
Karmonik Christof C Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Tex. Electronic address: - - 2013
Increased use of continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices for long-term mechanical support necessitates a better understanding of hemodynamic changes in the native heart and the ascending aorta. By using patient-specific computational models, correlations of potentially adverse hemodynamic conditions with the orientation of the left ventricular assist device outflow graft and ...
Kamiura Nozomu - - 2013
In patients on dialysis, the most common cause of death is cardiovascular disease. This is caused, at least in part, by excessive vascular calcification. Studies that have examined coronary calcification have been published, but these measurements require expensive equipment. Here, we used computed tomography to determine aortic calcification and evaluated ...
Bartel Thomas T Department of Internal Medicine III, Cardiology Division, Innsbruck Medical University, - - 2013
In aortic stenosis (AS), altered functional capacity may be not only a result of impaired systolic performance but likewise of diastolic left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. In asymptomatic severe AS, in borderline severe AS and in low flow, low gradient AS with reduced ejection fraction (EF), assessment of systolic and diastolic ...
Quick Silvio S Dept. of Cardiology, Heart Centre, University Hospital Dresden, Dresden, Germany. - - 2013
While impact of surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) on the function of the right and left ventricle (RV, LV) has been studied extensively, the objective of this study was to compare the two different transcatheter approaches, transfemoral vs. transapical aortic valve implantation (tf-AVI, ta-AVI) and SAVR with respect to postoperative ...
Zheng Ziyu Z Department of Emergency Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510080, PR - - 2013
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) concomitant with aortic dissection (AD) is rare but a devastating situation if misdiagnosed as simply AMI, followed by anticoagulant or thrombolytic therapy. In such cases, Standford type B AD was extremely infrequent. To present a case with apparent concordance with the patient's history, symptoms, cardiac enzymes ...
Tresoldi Silvia - - 2013
There is a significant association between aortic atherosclerosis and previous major cardiovascular events. Particularly, thoracic aortic atherosclerosis is closely related to the degree of coronary and carotid artery disease. Thus, there is a rationale for screening the thoracic aorta in patients who undergo a chest computed tomography (CT) for any ...
Shiono Yasutsugu - - 2013
Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of myocardial area supplied by the coronary artery on fractional flow reserve (FFR). Background: Various factors other than the degree of epicardial stenosis influence the physiological significance of a coronary artery stenosis. Methods: A total of 296 coronary lesions ...
Toganel Rodica - - 2013
We report the case of a newborn with an aneurysmal aorto-left ventricular tunnel causing significant paravalvular aortic regurgitation and obstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT), coexisting with a bicuspid aortic valve. The coexistence of the two malformations together with the obstruction of the RVOT is very rare. In ...
Park Jin-Sun JS Department of Cardiology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, - - 2013
We report a rare case of thrombus formation in normal aorta causing myocardial infarction. A 44-year-old man who had no prothrombotic risk factors presented with acute myocardial infarction. Two-dimensional echocardiography revealed a hypoechoic homogenous mass occupying the left coronary sinus and attached at the nonatherosclerotic aorta. The mass seemed to ...
Nigro G - - 2013
Sudden death is a possible occurrence for newborns younger than 1 year with severe aortic coarctation (CoA) before surgical correction. In our previous study, we showed a significant increase of QTc-D and JTc-D in newborns with isolated severe aortic coarctation, electrocardiographic parameters that clinical and experimental studies have suggested could ...
Rimehaug Audun E AE Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Trondheim, Norway ; Clinic of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Trondheim University Hospital Trondheim, - - 2013
Cardiac power (PWR) is the continuous product of flow and pressure in the proximal aorta. Our aim was to validate the PWR integral as a marker of left ventricular energy transfer to the aorta, by comparing it to stroke work (SW) under multiple different loading and contractility conditions in subjects ...
Min James K JK Department of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College and The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Coronary artery disease (CAD) diagnosis by coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) is useful for identification of symptomatic diabetic individuals at heightened risk for death. Whether CCTA-detected CAD enables improved risk assessment of asymptomatic diabetic individuals beyond clinical risk factors and coronary artery calcium scoring (CACS) remains unexplored. From a prospective ...
Iwama Makoto - - 2013
Integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound (IB-IVUS) is a useful method for analyzing coronary plaque tissue. We evaluated whether tissue composition determined using IB-IVUS is associated with the progression of stenosis in coronary angiography. Sixty-three nontarget coronary lesions in 63 patients with stable angina were evaluated using conventional IVUS and IB-IVUS. IB-IVUS ...
Schwarz Florian - - 2013
This study sought to compare dynamic versus single-phase high-pitch computed tomography (CT) acquisitions for the assessment of myocardial perfusion in a porcine model with adjustable degrees of coronary stenosis. The incremental value of the 2 different approaches to CT-based myocardial perfusion imaging remains unclear. Country pigs received stent implantation in ...
Parikh Ravikumar - - 2013
Objective: To assess myocardial function in preterm infants with different degrees of ductal patency in the first week of life using tissue Doppler imaging. Study design: Infants <30 weeks of gestation underwent echocardiography on day 3. A total of 72 infants were recruited into the study and categorised into three ...
Barone-Rochette Gilles - - 2013
-Recent works using echocardiography suggested that low gradient (LG), low flow (LF) aortic stenosis (AS) has more pronounced LV concentric remodeling, smaller LV cavity size, and more interstitial fibrosis than high gradient (HG) normal flow (NF) AS. Therefore we evaluated the accuracy of echocardiographic measurements, and compared remodeling and fibrosis ...
McDonnell Kelly - - 2013
Ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT) and premature ventricular contraction (PVC) arising at the aortic root has been described.  The use of radiofrequency ablation energy has been associated with life-threatening collateral damage. The use of cryo-ablation as a safer alternative energy source at the aortic root has not been previously described. ...
Hu Chunfeng - - 2013
This study aimed to evaluate the correlation between coronary stenosis and left ventricular function using dual-source computed tomography (DSCT). DSCT coronary angiography (CAG) was performed on 66 patients with coronary disease and 36 healthy volunteers. The degree of coronary stenosis, end-diastolic volume (EDV), end-systolic volume (ESV), stroke volume (SV), ejection ...
Bok Soo-Kyung - - 2013
The mobile thrombus in the aortic arch is a rare condition, which becomes rarer when associated with cerebral infarction, resulting in disabling complications. Transesophageal echocardiography is useful for detecting the source of thrombi in the heart and aortic arch. Here, we report a case of a patient who suffered from ...
Spethmann Sebastian - - 2013
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been shown to improve prognosis of high-risk patients. Data, however, concerning the impact of TAVI on regional and global left atrial (LA) and left ventricular (LV) mechanics in varying entities of severe aortic stenosis (AS) are sparse, particularly in patients with paradoxical low-flow (PLF) ...
Driscoll David J - - 2013
Congenital heart defects can be classified as those characterized by a left to right shunt, a right to left shunt, obstruction to flow from the heart, or abnormalcies of myocardial contraction and relaxation. Left to right shunts include atrial and ventricular septal defects, and patent ductus arteriosus. Right to left ...
Korita Irena - - 2013
Inflammation processes are considered important links between classical lipid risk factors and the progression of atherosclerosis. The interrelationship of high density lipoproteins (HDL) and apolipoprotein apoA-1 with acute phase proteins and cytokines was examined in a clinical setting of patients with angina pectoris. On exclusion criteria (myocardial infarction, heart failure, ...
Segura Ana M - - 2013
Continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) provide durable, reliable, energy-efficient long-term support. However, the biologic effects of continuous flow are not completely known. Therefore, we examined aortic wall morphology in patients with heart failure before and after prolonged circulatory support with a continuous-flow LVAD. After applying a partial aortic occlusion ...
Wang Baojun - - 2013
The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between aortic/carotid atherosclerotic plaques and cerebral infarction. We examined 116 cases of cerebral infarction using transcranial Doppler ultrasound in order to exclude cerebrovascular stenosis. Transesophageal echocardiography and color Doppler ultrasound were used to detect aortic atherosclerotic plaques (AAPs) and carotid ...
Lee Hsin-Fu - - 2013
Impaired left ventricular (LV) strain is associated with an increased risk of cardiac events in asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis (AS). We aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of global LV strain in conservatively treated patients with symptomatic AS. This cohort study retrospectively reviewed symptomatic AS patients who were treated conservatively ...
D'Ascenzi Flavio - - 2013
Aortic stenosis (AS) results in several left ventricular (LV) disturbances as well as progressive left atrial (LA) enlargement and dysfunction. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) reverses LV remodelling and improves overall systolic function but its effect on LA function remains undetermined. The aim of this prospective, longitudinal study was to ...
Onorati Francesco - - 2013
Despite the widespread use of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), the role of sex on outcome after TAVI or surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) has been poorly investigated. We investigated the impact of sex on outcome after TAVI or AVR. There were 2108 patients undergoing TAVI or AVR who were ...
Caetano Francisca - - 2013
Acute heart failure in patients with severe aortic stenosis and left ventricular systolic dysfunction is well known for its dire prognosis and limited therapeutic options. The authors describe the case of a man admitted for non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Diagnostic exams revealed severe aortic stenosis, with good left ventricular systolic function, ...
Lindman Brian R BR Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, - - 2013
Calcific aortic stenosis is a progressive disease with no effective medical therapy that ultimately requires aortic valve replacement (AVR) for severe valve obstruction. Echocardiography is the primary diagnostic approach to define valve anatomy, measure aortic stenosis severity, and evaluate the left ventricular response to chronic pressure overload. In asymptomatic patients, ...
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