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Henry Matthew J MJ Division of Cardiovascular Surgery (Drs. Coselli, de la Cruz, Henry, and Preventza), Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine; and Department of Cardiovascular Surgery (Drs. Cooley, Coselli, de la Cruz, and Preventza), Texas Heart Institute; Houston, Texas - - 2014
Left ventricular aneurysm, which can impair systolic function, has a reported incidence of 10% to 35% in patients after myocardial infarction. In a 58-year-old woman who had a history of myocardial infarction, we excised a large left ventricular aneurysm and restored left ventricular geometry with use of a bovine pericardial ...
Bougioukakis Petros P From the Heart Surgery Department, Bad Neustadt an der Saale, - - 2014
To increase the number of off-pump coronary procedures at our institution, a new surgical team was formed. The first 3 years of "learning period" were accompanied by a quality management program aimed to control and adjust the surgical process and to ensure the safety and quality of the procedure. All ...
Hallbergson Anna A Division of Cardiology,The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,Perelman School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania,Philadelphia,Pennsylvania,United States of - - 2014
Neonatal myocardial infarction is a rare clinical entity that is associated with high mortality. Reported treatment strategies include supportive care, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, thrombolytics, and surgical thrombectomy. Herein we report a neonate who developed an acute myocardial infarction owing to a thrombus in the proximal left coronary artery. At 24 ...
Liou Kevin K Eastern Heart Clinic, Prince of Wales Hospital, Barker Street, Randwick, 2031, NSW. Electronic address: - - 2014
Delayed de novo left ventricular apical thrombus following a distant antero-apical myocardial infarction has to our knowledge not been previously reported. Herein we describe a patient who developed an apical thrombus 18 months after his initial infarct following cessation of dual anti-platelet therapy for a traumatic subdural haematoma requiring surgical ...
Haji-Zeinali Ali Mohammad AM Department of Interventional Cardiology, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2014
A 65-year-old male underwent percutaneous coronary stenting of the left main trunk seven months after the Bentall procedure as a probable consequence of surgical glue.
Choi Jong-Il JI Department of Neurosurgery, Ansan Hospital, Korea University Medical Center, Korea University College of Medicine, Ansan, - - 2014
We investigated the expression of hippocampal heat shock protein 70 (HSP-70) infarction volume after different durations of experimental ischemic stroke in mice. Focal cerebral ischemia was induced in mice by occluding the middle cerebral artery with the modified intraluminal filament technique. Twenty-four hours after ischemia induction, both hippocampi were extracted ...
Athanasuleas Constantine L CL Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA, - - 2014
The surgical treatment for ischemic heart failure (STICH) trial concluded that the addition of surgical ventricular restoration (SVR) to coronary bypass grafting did not lead to improved survival in patients with dilated ischemic cardiomyopathy. Observational studies at multiple centers over the last 15 years have shown consistent improvement in global ventricular ...
Gan Changping C Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, P. R. - - 2014
Noncompaction of the left ventricle is a rare congenital cardiomyopathy characterized by prematurely arrested compaction of the endocardial and myocardial fibers resulting in impaired systolic and diastolic ventricular function. Nontransplant surgical treatment is lacking and limited to correction of accompanied valve problems or arrhythmias. We present a technique for surgical ...
Khalafvand S S SS School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798, - - 2014
Surgical ventricular restoration (SVR) is designed to normalize distorted ventricular shape and size in patients with left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and akinetic and dyskinetic segments. This study is aimed to quantify the characteristics of LV as a pump for a case before and after SVR, which is followed by coronary ...
Adhyapak Srilakshmi M SM Department of Cardiology, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, - - 2014
A hypothesis on left ventricular aneurysms states that there is better preservation of contractile myocardium when the aneurysm geometry is rectangular as opposed to circular. Pre-surgical planning of surgical ventricular restoration was performed on the basis of this hypothesis. The intraventricular patch used to exclude scarred or aneurysmal myocardium remains ...
Liu Yang Y Department of Cardiac Surgery, Xijing Hospital Forth Military Medical University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, - - 2014
The pentalogy of Cantrell is a rare and fatal malformation. A left ventricular diverticulum is a common finding of this pentalogy. The present report summarizes our experience with three patients who suffered from pentalogy of Cantrell. All three cases had a left ventricular diverticulum. The intracardiac malformations and the left ...
Oliveira Guilherme H GH Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA, - - 2014
Left ventricular (LV) remodeling results in continuous cardiac chamber enlargement and contractile dysfunction, perpetuating the syndrome of heart failure. With current exhaustion of the neurohormonal medical paradigm, surgical and device-based therapies have been increasingly investigated as a way to restore LV chamber architecture and function. Left ventricular restoration has been ...
Peltan J J 1CHU de Bordeaux, Service de Chirurgie Cardiaque, Hôpital Haut-Lévêque, Pessac, - - 2014
The Impella Recover LP 5.0® is an aortic transvalvular microaxial pump designed to unload the left ventricle and to ensure a systemic flow in severe left ventricular dysfunction.We propose a new suggestion for the Impella 5.0 as a temporary right ventricular assist device after the surgical treatment of a posterior ...
Reece T Brett - - 2014
The year of 2013 has continued to expand our understanding of the treatment of cardiac surgical patients. The noteworthy articles chosen for this review address new opinions on common surgical issues such as the appropriateness of coronary bypass compared with percutaneous intervention as well as more novel approaches to repair ...
Gibson Patrick H PH Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, Edmonton, Alberta, - - 2014
We describe the case of a 52-year-old woman presenting with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation, and a new diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Transesophageal echocardiography following hemodynamic deterioration revealed completely restricted mitral leaflet motion with free mitral regurgitation, and severe left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction. Surgical intervention was considered; ...
Mainwaring Richard D RD Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital/Stanford University, Stanford, CA, - - 2014
Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA) is a rare congenital heart defect that has been associated with myocardial ischaemia and sudden death. There is an ongoing controversy over the indications for surgical intervention and the efficacy of that treatment compared with the natural history. The purpose of this ...
Nair Vinitha Viswambharan VV Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, - - 2014
Left ventricular pseudoaneurysms are rare in children. A six-year-old boy developed left ventricular pseudoaneurysm despite successful control of sepsis. The pseudoaneurysm was diagnosed by two-dimensional echocardiography and detailed by computed tomography. The child underwent successful surgical correction with partial excision and plication of the aneurysmal sac.
Aoyama Yuichi Y Department of Neurosurgery, and Shiraniwa - - 2014
A 59-year-old employed man was recommended to have surgical treatment for symptomatic left middle cerebral arterial stenosis. He refused surgical treatment for social reasons but was given conservative therapy for the prevention of the recurrence of cerebral infarction. Immediately after he retired, he had severe recurrent cerebral infarction with severe ...
Kalavakunta Jagadeesh Kumar JK Division of Cardiology, Michigan State University, 804 Service Road, A205 Clinical Center, East Lansing, MI, 48824, - - 2014
Pacemaker lead malposition in various locations has been described in the literature. Lead malposition in left ventricle is a rare and an underdiagnosed complication. We present a 77-year-old man with history of atrial fibrillation and pacemaker placement who was admitted for transient ischemic attack. He was on aspirin, beta blocker, ...
Cousin E E Department Internal Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, - - 2014
Little is known about the optimal management of large, mobile, pedunculated left ventricular clots. The management is particularly challenging in patients with advanced heart failure considered for left ventricular assist device implantation, because the clot may cause pump thrombosis. We retrospectively reviewed the records of patients with left ventricular thrombi ...
Park Sung Jun SJ Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, - - 2013
Surgical repair of post-infarct ventricular septal defect (VSD) is considered one of the most challenging procedures having high surgical mortality. This study aimed to evaluate the outcomes of the surgical repair of post-infarct VSD. From May 1991 to July 2012, 34 patients (mean age, 67.1±7.9 years) underwent surgical repair of ...
Kim Soo Yeon SY Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, St. Paul's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2013
Ptosis could be caused by oculomotor nerve palsy in the midbrain infarction. Bilateral ptosis has been reported in several reports, which focused on clinical characteristics of midbrain infarction. Little research attention has been paid to the treatment of patients with bilateral ptosis in midbrain infarction. We experienced a case of ...
Gelzinis Theresa Anne - - 2013
As the population ages, the incidence of patients presenting for surgical procedures with diastolic dysfunction and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction will rise. This review will discuss the most current and relevant information on the pathophysiology, treatment, and perioperative management of these patients.
Cho Hwa Jin - - 2013
children with ventricular septal defects (VSD) can have chronic volume overload, which can result in changes of left heart echocardiographic parameters. To evaluate the changes before and after surgical closure, the children were divided into three groups according to the degree of mitral regurgitation (MR), and their echocardiographic characteristics were ...
Ferguson T Bruce TB - - 2013
Physiology-based evaluation in stable ischemic heart disease is transforming percutaneous cardiovascular intervention (PCI). Fractional flow reserve (FFR)-guided PCI is associated with more appropriate and beneficial outcomes at lower costs. The surgical community can no longer ignore this development. We review evidence for the rationale, practicality and appropriateness of FFR-guided coronary ...
Kanani Mazyar - - 2013
The management of the pediatric patient with the failing ventricle poses its own therapeutic challenges, not least because patient size limits options available. Once medical management has hit its ceiling, attention is turned to surgical options for mechanical support. The approach to these options has to bear in mind that ...
Kuiten Wilhelmina M M - - 2013
A giant left atrial appendage is a rare congenital anomaly that has been reported on only a few occasions. We report two symptomatic patients with atrial fibrillation combined with a cerebellar infarct in one and dyspnea in the other. Both patients were treated surgically with resection of the giant left ...
Lee Hee Moon - - 2013
Left ventricular free wall rupture (LFWR) is rare, but is one of the most serious complications of myocardial infarction and is associated with high mortality. Several operative techniques have been attempted, but early diagnosis and prompt surgical management are crucial for a positive patient outcome. We report three cases of ...
Kim Ho Jin - - 2013
Prosthetic valve type selection combined with surgical ablation during left-sided heart valve replacement in older individuals with atrial fibrillation remains controversial. A total of 573 patients aged 60 years or older (median, 65; range, 60-84) who underwent left-sided valve replacement surgery in the presence of atrial fibrillation from 1990 to ...
Wakasa Satoru - - 2013
Surgical ventricular reconstruction has been believed to be beneficial for those with ischemic cardiomyopathy. However, the effectiveness of surgical ventricular reconstruction was not proved by a large-scale trial, and no report has clearly demonstrated the exact indications and limitations of surgical ventricular reconstruction. The purpose of this study was to ...
Schweiger Martin - - 2013
Ventricular assist device (VAD) technology has come from large pulsatile-flow devices with a high rate of technical malfunctions to small continuous flow (cf) devices. Mechanical circulatory support (MCS) systems may be used as short-, mid- or long-term support. Especially if mid- or long-term support is anticipated left VADs (LVADs) have ...
Yue Xia - - 2013
In the present study, the left anterior descending coronary arteries of mice under anesthesia were ligated, and the optimal surgical conditions for coronary artery ligation (CAL) in the establishment of a myocardial infarction (MI) mouse model were investigated. All mice that survived were sacrificed seven days subsequent to the successful ...
Ramlogan Sandhya R - - 2013
Coronary artery thrombosis and resultant myocardial infarction in neonates are exceedingly rare. Seldom does a neonate survive this myocardial insult. Often there is an underlying predisposition to coronary artery thrombosis, such as thrombophilia, central line placement, or myocarditis. Treatment attempts have consisted of thrombolysis and supportive care. We present a ...
Kommineni Maya - - 2013
Infarct associated ventricular septal defects (VSDs) are associated with considerable morbidity and mortality and are typically treated via an open surgical approach with the assistance of full mechanical bypass support in the setting of cardiogenic shock. We present two patients with infarct related VSDs and cardiogenic shock (CS) following acute ...
Sharma Divyesh D Department of Cardiology, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, - - 2013
We describe the case of a 77-year-old woman with recent acute myocardial infarction complicated by ventricular septal defect and formation of a pseudoaneurysm, which were successfully treated surgically with a double patch repair. This case highlights the importance of early recognition of this serious complication, using clinical and echocardiographic examinations, ...
Abdelmalak Hany D - - 2013
Acute coronary syndrome has a high mortality rate that dramatically increases in the presence of left main coronary artery (LMCA) disease. Over the past decades, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery has been commonly accepted as the standard of care for patients with LMCA stenosis and is still considered the ...
Fujita Kishu - - 2013
A 74-year-old woman presented with progressive dyspnea on exertion. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) demonstrated significant left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction with a pressure gradient of 100 mmHg caused by a sigmoid septum (SS). Mitral regurgitation (MR) of a mild to moderate degree occurred due to systolic anterior motion (SAM) of ...
Park Jaechan - - 2013
In spite of the best medical treatment, large hemispheric infarction, resulting from acute occlusion of either the internal carotid or the proximal middle cerebral artery with insufficient collateral blood flow is associated with a high case fatality rate of approximately 60%. Thus, a decompressive hemicraniectomy is considered a life-saving procedure ...
Zidere Vita - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the feasibility of reconstructing three-dimensional echocardiographic views in fetuses with double outlet right ventricle, which might enhance prognostication with respect to the postnatal surgical approach. METHODS: Retrospective blinded observational study. Our database was reviewed from January 2007 to June 2011 to ...
Kearney Debra L - - 2013
Left-ventricular (LV) hypoplasia encompasses a range of LV sizes, varying from a mildly underdeveloped, but functionally adequate, chamber to the miniscule, barely perceptible LV cavity seen in hypoplastic left-heart syndrome. Associated malformations include obstructive lesions of LV inflow, outflow, and the aortic arch, often in combination. Repair of complex combinations ...
Lee Lik Chuan LC Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California, - - 2013
Surgical ventricular restoration (SVR) is a procedure designed to treat heart failure by surgically excluding infarcted tissues from the dilated failing left ventricle. To elucidate and predict the effects of geometrical changes from SVR on cardiac function, we created patient-specific mathematical (finite-element) left ventricular models before and after surgery using ...
Dietz Denise M - - 2013
We present a spectrum of findings with transthoracic echocardiography, coronary angiography, and open surgical exploration in a 54-year-old man who presented with an acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction and was diagnosed with impending paradoxical emboli. He underwent successful surgical removal of the thrombus. Impending paradoxical embolism, a biatrial thromboembolus ...
Gürkan Ufuk - - 2013
Background We aimed to evaluate the effect of surgical repair on right ventricular (RV) function in patients with pectus excavatum (PE) and RV compression by Doppler echocardiography.Materials and Methods Twenty-three patients who were admitted to our hospital for surgical correction of PE between 2009 and 2012 were included in the ...
Leick Jürgen - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: Left ventricular (LV) thrombi carry a high risk of embolization. Therapeutic recommendations like treatment with low molecular heparin and intravenous unfractionated heparin (UFH), thrombolysis or surgical thrombectomy have failed to reach a consensus. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 56-year-old female patient presented in cardiogenic shock to the emergency department. Echocardiography demonstrated ...
Harchandani Brisham - - 2013
Ventricular remodeling is a complex process mediated by pathogenic factors all of which interact at the cellular, ventricular and systemic levels to cause progressive left ventricular dilation and subsequently a heart failure syndrome. Remodeling is a well-characterized response to insult or injury and is initiated early on by neurohormonal activation. ...
Elamm Chantal - - 2013
The optimal management for ischemic cardiomyopathy has been a clinical conundrum for years. Until the publication of the Surgical Treatment of Ischemic Cardiac Heart Failure (STICH) trial, recommendations have been primarily based upon expert opinion, retrospective literature, and clinical anecdotes. However, medical and device management have matured significantly in an ...
Taylor Joshua T - - 2013
Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is a complex and insidious valvular pathology that represents a complex decision and management algorithm for patients. TR is present in a significant proportion of the population, and is especially prevalent in patients with advanced heart failure. Patients with TR have been demonstrated to have a decreased ...
Hofmeyr Lou - - 2013
BACKGROUND.: Multiple muscular ventricular septal defects (VSDs) in children can be difficult to treat and a range of techniques has been advocated. These include pulmonary artery banding, interventional catheter closure, and a variety of surgical approaches. When there are apical muscular defects and associated coarse trabeculations in the right ventricle ...
EreminienÄ— EglÄ— - - 2013
Ventricular septal defect after myocardial infarction is a rare but often life-threatening mechanical complication. The keys of management are a prompt diagnosis of ventricular septal defect and an aggressive approach to stabilize patient's hemodynamics. Invasive monitoring, judicious use of inotropes and vasodilators, and an intra-aortic balloon pump are recommended for ...
Castelvecchio Serenella S Department of Cardiac Surgery, I.R.C.C.S., Policlinico San Donato, Milan, - - 2013
The increase in left ventricular (LV) volume after a myocardial infarction (MI) is a component of the remodelling process and is associated with a poor clinical outcome. Hence, the current management strategy for ischaemic LV dysfunction has been aimed at reversing the remodelling process. Surgical LV reconstruction (LVR) has been ...
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