Results after aortic valve reimplantation and aortic root replacement: a propensity matched analysis (Commentary)

Publication date: Available online 7 December 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Tirone E. David
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

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In conclusion, low albumin levels were associated with poor prognosis in patients after TAVR. Pre-procedural albumin can be used as a simple tool related to prognosis after TAVR. PMID: 31956151 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
This study aimed to assess the perioperative outcomes of adjunctive hypnotherapy undergoing transfemoral TAVI with LACS.Consecutive patients (n = 143) with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis who underwent transfemoral TAVI with LACS only (n = 107) or with LACS and hypnotherapy (n = 36) between January 2015 and April 2016 were retrospectively included in the study. The clinical outcomes were compared between the two groups. The LACS with hypnotherapy group had a significantly shorter length of stay in the intensive care unit (ICU; LACS only versus LACS with hypnotherapy: 4.0 (4.0-5.5) days versus 3.0 (3.0-5.0) days, P
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
Authors: Zhao C, Xu J, Cui D, Liu K Abstract Transcatheter closure of ostium secondum atrial septal defect has become an alternative method to surgical closure. However, the incidence of complications and long-term results of using large size (> 40 mm) Amplatzer septal occluders are unknown. This case reported a 59 years old woman, whom received transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect (36 mm) with a 40 mm Amplatzer septal occluder 10 years ago and was diagnosed with heart failure. Transthroacic echocardiography showed severe mitral valve regurgitation. Intra-operatively, we confirmed and removed the large ...
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
Publication date: February 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 109, Issue 2Author(s): Francesco Pollari, Theodor Fischlein, Steffen Pfeiffer
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsAortic PVL is not uncommon after standard AVR. Operating surgeon, smaller body surface area, and female sex are risk factors for the development of this complication. These leaks are usually mild and generally have a benign course. However, the presence of mild to moderate or more severe aortic PVL may influence postoperative survival.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: February 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 109, Issue 2Author(s): Erik Beckmann, Alessandro Leone, Andreas Martens, Carlo Mariani, Heike Krueger, Serghei Cebotari, Roberto Di Bartolomeo, Axel Haverich, Malakh Lal Shrestha, Davide PaciniBackgroundSince its introduction in 1992, multiple variations of the aortic valve-sparing David procedure technique have been described. Here, we present the short- and midterm outcomes of 2 centers using the straight tube graft (David-I) and the Valsalva prosthesis in patients who underwent isolated David procedure.MethodsBetween March 2002 and October 201...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: February 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 109, Issue 2Author(s): Samer Kassem
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: February 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 109, Issue 2Author(s): Andrea L. Axtell, Philicia Moonsamy, Jacob P. Dal-Bianco, Jonathan J. Passeri, Thoralf M. Sundt, Serguei MelnitchoukBackgroundTo review the efficacy of a minimally invasive surgical technique for mitral valve (MV) repair, we analyzed a nonresectional technique for degenerative mitral regurgitation.MethodsA retrospective analysis was performed on 101 consecutive patients who underwent a minimally invasive MV repair for severe degenerative mitral regurgitation between 2014 and 2017. All patients underwent a right lateral mini...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsA considerable proportion of patients readmitted after cardiac surgery are readmitted to non-index hospitals. This fragmentation of care may account for worse outcomes associated with non-index readmissions in this complex population.Graphical abstract
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionLower transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) pressure gradients have been reported after implantation of self-expanding valves compared with balloon-expandable valves; however, there is a paucity of data on the relationship between invasively measured transvalvular pressure gradients and Doppler-derived measurements.MethodsFrom September 2013 to September 2018, patients with native aortic valve stenosis who had both intraoperative invasive and postoperative echocardiography transvalvular pressure gradients were included for analysis. We used parametric and nonparametric statistics to compare aort...
Source: Cardiology and Therapy - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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