Modifications of medical treatment and outcome after percutaneous correction of secondary mitral regurgitation

ConclusionsGuideline ‐directed medical therapy is frequently underdosed in HFrEF patients with SMR undergoing pMVR. Downtitration of medications after procedure is associated with poor prognosis.
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Significant tricuspid regurgitation (TR) in patients undergoing durable left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation has been associated with increased incidence of right heart failure (RHF). There is great surgical practice variability related to moderate TR repair at the time of LVAD implantation. In this single-center study, we investigated whether moderate TR repair concurrent with LVAD implantation has impact on late RHF occurrence.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: (1125) Source Type: research
Abstract Ischemic heart disease is a predominant cause of death worldwide. The loss or death of cardiomyocytes due to restricted blood flow often results in a cardiac injury. These injured cardiomyocytes are replaced by myofibroblasts that preserve structural integrity. However, the depleted cardiomyocytes lead to cardiac dysfunction such as pathological cardiac dilation, reduced cardiac contraction and fibrosis. Repair and regeneration of myocardium are the best possible therapy for the end-stage heart failure patients because the current therapies that can help restore the lost cardiomyocytes are limited to hear...
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AbstractTricuspid regurgitation in patients with left ventricular assist device (LVAD) has a significant impact on prognosis and quality of life, and its effects on liver and renal function could negatively impact planned heart transplantation. The aim of the present case is to report the feasibility and the clinical impact of tricuspid transcatheter edge ‐to‐edge repair in LVAD patients as adjunctive bridge to transplantation strategy. A 59‐year‐old female patient previously treated with LVAD implantation (HeartMate III) and tricuspid valve repair with 32 mm rigid ring (Medtronic Contour 3D) as bridge to transplan...
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This study shows that CA are released from periventricular and subpial regions to the cerebrospinal fluid and are present in the cervical lymph nodes, into which cerebrospinal fluid drains through the meningeal lymphatic system. We also show that CA can be phagocytosed by macrophages. We conclude that CA can act as containers that remove waste products from the brain and may be involved in a mechanism that cleans the brain. Moreover, we postulate that CA may contribute in some autoimmune brain diseases, exporting brain substances that interact with the immune system, and hypothesize that CA may contain brain markers that m...
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This study demonstrates for the first time that senescent cells secrete functional LTs, significantly contributing to the LTs pool known to cause or exacerbate idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Against Senolytics There is no consensus in science that is so strong as to have no heretics. So here we have an interview with a naysayer on the matter of senolytic treatments, who argues that the loss of senescent cells in aged tissues will cause more harm to long-term health than the damage they will do by remaining. To be clear, I think this to be a ...
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Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is common in orthotopic transplanted hearts secondary to endomyocardial biopsies and right heart catheterizations performed for rejection surveillance. The majority of patients develop mild to moderate TR while 7-10% develop severe TR and right heart failure. While there are no established protocols for managing severe TR in transplant recipients, surgical tricuspid valve repair or replacement can be performed if medical therapy fails but are generally limited to low risk patients.
Source: Journal of Cardiac Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: 512 Source Type: research
ConclusionsPercutaneous mitral valve repair with MitraClip was associated with an enhancement in cardiopulmonary performance in patients with systolic heart failure and secondary MR.
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We report our experience on concomitant AsMVR during LVAD surgery.
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Publication date: Available online 30 January 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Annelieke H.J. Petrus, Patrick Klein, Laurens F. Tops, Olaf M. Dekkers, Lotje A. Hoogervorst, Lotte E. Couperus, Saskia L.M.A. Beeres, Robert J.M. Klautz, Jerry BraunAbstractBackgroundHeart failure with reduced ejection fraction due to a post-infarction anteroseptal aneurysm carries a poor prognosis. Patients with refractory heart failure may be considered for advanced surgery, including left ventricular assist device implantation, heart transplantation and LV reconstruction. Aim of this study was to evaluate outcomes after a...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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