Intra-cardiac manifestation during adult-onset Still's disease's, a tricuspid vegetation as a rare expression of systemic disease.

CONCLUSION: Non-infectious endocarditis, with a vegetation made of cruoric and fibrinous material, is a rare complication of Adult-onset Still's disease. PMID: 29731191 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

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ConclusionsThis independent, multicenter, retrospective study indicates that Mosaic porcine bioprosthesis for MVR provides satisfactory results in terms of early outcomes and long term outcomes up to 14 years from its implant.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
We described our modification of reconstruction of the aortic root, the left ventricular outflow tract and the intervalvular fibrous body with neighbouring structures after radical resection following extensive infective endocarditis. This technique may be useful for those patients who otherwise would be non-operable.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
This study investigated the association of surgical treatment with survival among patients with PVE.MethodsA retrospective cohort study was done of patients with PVE hospitalized over 8 years in a large referral center. Association of surgery with survival was evaluated using multivariable Cox proportional hazards regression, adjusting for propensity to be accepted for surgery, and analyzing surgery as a time-dependent covariate. Survival was also compared separately in a 1:1 propensity score-matched cohort of patients accepted for surgery and controls consigned to non-surgical treatment.ResultsOf 523 patients (mean [SD] a...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusions Pericardium plays an important role in various cardiac and aortic pathologies. Tissues resistant to fibrosis and calcification to be used as patch material are the ideal solution for more successful cardiac reconstruction procedures and will hopefully be provided by the ongoing research. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS:  Pericardium plays an important role in various cardiac and aortic pathologies. Tissues resistant to fibrosis and calcification to be used as patch material are the ideal solution for more successful cardiac reconstruction procedures and will hopefully be provided by the ongoing research. PMID: 31604358 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research
A 69 year-old woman presented to the emergency department with one week of progressively worsening shortness of breath. The dyspnea worsened with exertion and was alleviated with rest. Associated symptoms included orthopnea, lower extremity edema, and weight gain. Her medical history consisted of emphysema and hypothyroidism with no prior cardiac history. Her home medications were levothyroxine, an albuterol rescue inhaler, and tiotropium. She had no past surgeries and no family history of cardiac disease.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Diagnostic Dilemma Source Type: research
MitraClip Therapy for Healed Infective Endocarditis - How Long Should We Wait After Active Infection? Circ J. 2019 Oct 10;: Authors: Kato Y, Amaki M, Kanzaki H, Kataoka Y, Okada A, Miyamoto K, Hamatani Y, Amano M, Takahama H, Hasegawa T, Matsumoto Y, Fujita T, Kobayashi J, Ishibashi-Ueda H, Yasuda S, Izumi C PMID: 31597888 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Circulation Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Circ J Source Type: research
A new blood filtration technology may prove to be life-saving for patients whose normally healthy inflammatory response to injury or illness has gone into overdrive, resulting in fatally high levels of cytokines in their blood. In an interview with MD+DI, Dr. Phillip Chan, MD, PhD, CEO of CytoSorbents Corp., explained that inflammation, and the production of substances called cytokines that drive inflammation, are the body’s natural response to heal injury or infection. But sometimes, the inflammatory response is so severe in such conditions as sepsis and infection, burn injuries, trauma, pancreatitis, li...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news
Genome studies of heart valve tissue (HVT) in patients with structural valvular heart disease (sVHD) and acute infective endocarditis (aIE) showed polymicrobial infections. Subject of this study is the quantification of bacterial DNA in HVT of sVHD in comparison to aIE. It will be examined whether the bacterial DNA concentration can be used as surrogate marker to differentiate chronic and acute infections. DNA was isolated from HVT of 100 patients with sVHD and 23 microbiologically positively tested patients with aIE.
Source: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: ADULT – Original Submission Source Type: research
At the beginning of the 20th century, infectious diseases were still the main cause of death in the western world. The most common infection was tuberculosis, but others also killed many, among them endocarditis. However, endocarditis was not commonly known either to physicians or to the lay public, as diagnostic tools and therapeutic measures, such as imaging, antibiotics, and cardiac surgery were not yet developed.
Source: European Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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