Stroke Volume Ratio Predicts Redilatation of the Right Ventricle After Pulmonary Valve Replacement

Conclusions The preoperative stroke volume ratio can predict redilatation of the right ventricle after pulmonary valve replacement and the degree of right ventricular myocardial fibrosis.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 11 December 2019Source: Academic RadiologyAuthor(s): Adam Bernheim, Joel Grunhut, Alex Tang, Ekramul Gofur, Janice Thai, Varun Mehta, Jonathan Stern, Nima Jadidi, Adam Hodes, Bernard Goldwasser, Amrita Arneja, David Krausz, Michael Coords, Steven Peti, Jerel Chacko, David SarkanyRationale and ObjectivesTo evaluate if incidental abdominopelvic calcified atherosclerosis (ACA) in patients under 50 years of age correlates with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. Most studies evaluating calcific atherosclerosis and associated increased risk of CVD have concentrated on middle age and old...
Source: Academic Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: High NPR was associated with the increased risk of HT especially PH in patients with acute ischemic stroke.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Authors: Kimpton M, Siegal DM Abstract A 77-year-old man with atrial fibrillation and a CHA2DS2Vasc score of 6 for hypertension, age, diabetes, and previous stroke is brought to the emergency department with decreased level of consciousness. He is anticoagulated with rivaroxaban (a direct oral factor Xa inhibitor [FXaI]) and received his last dose about 4 hours before presentation. Urgent computed tomography of the head shows intracerebral hemorrhage. Because of his previous stroke, the patient's family is concerned about treating the bleed with pharmacological agents that may increase the risk of stroke. What are ...
Source: Hematology ASH Education Program - Category: Hematology Tags: Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program Source Type: research
Aortic valve calcification is supposed to be a possible cause of embolic stroke or subclinical valve thrombosis after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). We aimed to assess the role of aortic valve calcification in the occurrence of in-hospital clinical complications and survival after TAVR.
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionBaseline cut off thrombus appearance predicts a  higher number of thrombectomy maneuvers. In day to day practice this may prepare the neurointerventionalist for a more challenging endovascular procedure ahead. Stroke etiology, clinical outcomes and thrombus-specific characteristics did not show any associations with the thrombus appearance.
Source: Klinische Neuroradiologie - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Background: Controversial evidence suggests that right insular stroke may be associated with worse outcomes compared to the left insular ischemic lesion. Objectives: We investigated whether lateralization of insular stroke is associated with early and late outcome in terms of in-hospital complications, stroke recurrence, cardiovascular events, and death. Methods: Data were prospectively collected from the Athens Stroke Registry. Insular cortex involvement was identified based on brain CT scans or MRI images.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionSymptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH) following systemic thrombolysis for ischemic stroke is often devastating, and open surgical evacuation is considered dangerous due to the increased risk of perioperative bleeding, and stereotactic placement of a catheter is too time-consuming. We therefore evaluated the feasibility of a free-hand bedside catheter technique for emergency hematoma evacuation.MethodsPatients who had a supratentorial sICH after thrombolysis, a hematoma volume  >  30 ml, and an ensuing reduction in vigilance were consecutively treated with acute minimally inva...
Source: Neurocritical Care - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractAortic stenosis (AS) represents a major healthcare issue because of its ever-increasing prevalence, poor prognosis, and complex pathophysiology. Echocardiography plays a central role in providing a comprehensive morphological and hemodynamic evaluation of AS. The diagnosis of severe AS is currently based on three hemodynamic parameters including maximal jet velocity, mean pressure gradient (mPG) across the aortic valve, and aortic valve area (AVA). However, inconsistent grading of AS severity is common when the AVA is  
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Differences in Flow-Gradient Patterns Between Severe Bicuspid Aortic Stenosis and Severe Tricuspid Aortic Stenosis - Mechanistic Insight From Multimodal Imaging. Circ J. 2019 Nov 30;: Authors: Kim D, Shim CY, Kim YJ, Nam K, Hong GR, Lee SH, Lee S, Ha JW Abstract BACKGROUND: We investigated the flow-gradient pattern characteristics and associated factors in severe bicuspid aortic stenosis (AS) compared with severe tricuspid AS.Methods and Results:A total of 252 patients with severe AS (115 bicuspid vs. 137 tricuspid) who underwent aortic valve (AV) replacement were retrospectively analyzed. Patie...
Source: Circulation Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Circ J Source Type: research
ASPECTS (Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score) is a 10-point topographic CT scan score that has been shown to be a strong prognostic factor in acute ischemic stroke. We investigated whether all ASPECTS regions have the same prognostic value.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
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