In DeBakey Type I Aortic Dissection, Bovine Aortic Arch Is Associated With Arch Tears and Stroke

Conclusions BAA is an independent predictor for the distinctive location of the entry site in the aortic arch and risk factor for stroke.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

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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
Abstract Pulmonary endarterectomy is a curative procedure for chronic thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension. As usual, cardiopulmonary bypass circuit is required. However, there are several complications attributed to extracorporeal circulation. Hemodilution, systemic inflammatory response syndrome and leukocyte sequestration are circulation related complications. The severe forms include Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Acute Lung Injury, myocardial stunning, dysfunction of the right ventricle, coagulopathy, postoperative stroke or renal dysfunction. In this case report, we aimed to give information about perioperativ...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to further characterize the predictors and outcomes of stroke after TAVR.MethodsThis is a retrospective cohort study of 1022 patients who underwent TAVR at a single institution between 2012 and 2018. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was used to identify independent predictors of postoperative stroke and Kaplan ‐Meier method to compare 1‐year survival in patients with and without postoperative stroke.ResultsPostoperatively, 36 patients experienced a stroke (3.5%) with most developing multiple (63.9%, N  = 23), and often bilateral infarcts (50.0%, N = ...
Source: Journal of Cardiac Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE 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
This article reviews the current data on TAVR in low-risk patients with severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis, highlights the results of the recently published Medtronic Low Risk Randomized Study and PARTNER 3 trials, and describes specific clinical, anatomic, and procedural considerations regarding the optimal treatment choice in this population.Recent FindingsIn low-risk patients, the Medtronic Low Risk Randomized Study demonstrated TAVR to be non-inferior to surgery with respect to the composite endpoint of death or disabling stroke while PARTNER 3 trial proved TAVR to be superior to surgery with regard to the composite e...
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This first multicenter international experience of transfemoral TAVI with the SAPIEN 3 Ultra transcatheter heart valve shows excellent in-hospital and 30-day clinical outcomes. PMID: 31763985 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: EuroIntervention - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewInnovation for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has transformed a medically complex treatment into a standardized procedure. While Edwards SAPIEN and Medtronic CoreValve occupy the market for TAVR in the United States (US), additional valve systems are being developed. The Boston Scientific Lotus Valve system was recently FDA-approved and will represent the third valve in the US market. This evidence-based review will summarize advantages, disadvantages, and projected impact of this new TAVR system.Recent FindingsThe Lotus Valve system demonstrates superiority in terms of rates of para...
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: CPF can be safely and effectively treated surgically. TEE is superior to the TTE option in CPF post-operative recurrence detection. There is a clear need for a prospective study to determine criteria for embolization risk stratification and optimum management in patients with CPF. PMID: 31748759 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub Source Type: research
AbstractThe total artificial heart (TAH) is a form of mechanical circulatory support that involves resection of the native ventricles followed by placement of a device that can restore total pulmonary and systemic flow. Given the increasing burden of congestive heart failure and cardiovascular disease, the number of people in need of cardiac replacement therapy will continue to grow. Despite aggressive efforts to expand the donor pool, the number of heart transplants in the United States (US) has plateaued at less than 3000 per year. In addition, there is increasing recognition of the long-term complications of current gen...
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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