Predictors of Persistent Tricuspid Regurgitation After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients With Baseline Tricuspid Regurgitation
This study sought to analyze outcomes in patients with moderate-severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR) undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The consequences of uncorrected significant TR in patients undergoing TAVR remain undefined. Methods Between 2009 and 2014, 369 patients underwent TAVR at our institution, and 58 of these had baseline moderate-severe TR. Preoperative, 30-day, and 1-year transthoracic echocardiograms were analyzed. Predictors of persistent TR at 30 days and survival were assessed. Results Fifty-eight patients with baseline moderate-severe TR underwent TAVR. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement resulted in significant reductions in pulmonary artery pressures and TR severity (100% vs 64%; P
Conclusion: The presence of clinically significant TR is associated with an increase in healthcare utilization and expenditures, irrespective of the presence of HF. PMID: 31952454 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This study sought to derive and validate a systematic method enabling AVC quantification using computed tomography angiography (CTA) in patients with AS.Methods134 consecutive patients with AS who underwent both NCCT and CTA were included in the study and sub-divided into derivation (n=71) and validation cohorts (n=63). On NCCT, AVC was quantified using Agatston method utilizing the software developed for semi-automatic assessment of coronary calcium. On CTA, mean contrast attenuation of aorta (AortaHU) and standard deviation (SD) was measured in the region-of-interest at level of sinotubular junction.ResultsUsing an adjus...
CONCLUSIONS: The incidence and risk factor associations for AKI post TAVR vary by definitions used. Decreased GFR at baseline by both MDRD and CKD-EPI and non-transfemoral approach were associated with an increased risk of AKI post TAVR. PMID: 31941833 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This article will review the most common complications described in literature and focuses on the role of multidetector computed tomography (CT) in their evaluation either exclusively, or complementary to other imaging methods.
ConclusionsMinimally invasive reoperative AVR with a sutureless or rapid-deployment prosthesis is a safe and feasible treatment strategy, resulting in fast recovery and improved postoperative outcome with no mortality and an acceptable complication rate.
Publication date: Available online 15 January 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Yuting Chiang
Evaluate the safety and efficacy of our modified technique of the extravascular procedure for treating mild to moderately dilated ascending aorta in patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) aortopathy.
Cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) is a group of pathophysiological disorders affecting heart and kidneys.
Abstract BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The increasing complexity of patients undergoing cardiac surgery requires extended myocardial ischaemic periods. Cardiac surgeons demand a cardioplegic solution with prolonged myocardial protection. Therefore, we introduced Custodiol in our centre in 2011. The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of Custodiol compared with the standard method of cardioplegia. METHODS: Between 2011 and 2016, 188 adult patients who underwent mitral valve surgery combined with coronary artery bypass grafting were included in this retrospective study. In 113 patients, Custod...
PERCUTANEOUS REPAIR and replacement increasingly are being used to treat valvular heart disease. Adoption of these catheter-based techniques necessitates standardized methods for evaluating new or residual regurgitation after percutaneous valve repair or replacement. The American Society of Echocardiography guidelines document, “Guidelines for the Evaluation of Valvular Regurgitation After Percutaneous Valve Repair or Replacement,” addresses this need and provides a framework for evaluating regurgitation using echocardiography, invasive hemodynamic assessment, and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging.