Case Report: Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair in a Patient with Fontan Repair for a Single Functional Ventricle

Mitral regurgitation (MR) can complicate congenital heart disease, particularly when secondary to left ventricular dysfunction and mitral annular dilation. Significant MR is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality in patients with reduced LV systolic function, with recent studies demonstrating that percutaneous mitral valve repair can significantly reduce hospitalizations and all-cause mortality.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: (578) Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Atheroscler Thromb Source Type: research
Assessing how much elderly people exercise may help determine their risk for heart disease, a study published Friday in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality and Outcomes has found.
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Authors: Holm A, Swahn E, Lawesson SS, Gustafsson KM, Janzon M, Jonasson L, Lindahl TL, Alfredsson J Abstract )Several earlier studies have reported increased risk of bleeding in women with myocardial infarction, (MI) compared to men. The reasons for the observed difference are incompletely understood, but one suggested explanation has been excess dosing of antithrombotic drugs in women. The aim of this prospective observational study was to assess sex differences in platelet activity in patients treated with three different platelet inhibitors. We recruited 125 patients (37 women and 88 men) with MI, scheduled for...
Source: Platelets - Category: Hematology Tags: Platelets Source Type: research
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Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
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Authors: Abdel-Moneim A, Gaber AM, Gouda S, Osama A, Othman SI, Allam G Abstract Heart disease remains the leading cause of death globally. Heart failure (HF) is a clinical syndrome that results from impairment of the ability of the ventricle to fill with or eject blood. Over the past two decades, accumulated evidence has revealed the contribution of thyroid hormones to cardiovascular (CV) events, exerting their action through genomic and non-genomic pathways within the cardiomyocytes. The pivotal role of thyroid hormones in maintaining cardiac homeostasis has been observed in previous investigations which suggest ...
Source: Hormones - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Hormones (Athens) Source Type: research
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Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
Authors: Wu ZY, Wu ZG, Qi HM, Chang ZT, Zhou YZ, Hong L Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the correlation between muscle RAS oncogene homolog (MRAS) gene polymorphism and the onset risk of atherosclerosis (AS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 135 AS patients diagnosed and treated in our hospital from November 2017 to October 2018 were randomly enrolled in the observation group. Meanwhile, 150 healthy adults were selected as control group. Venous blood was withdrawn from all the subjects, and DNAs were extracted. MRAS gene loci rs9818870 and rs3755751 were analyzed by the multiplex SNaPsh...
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
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