Heart Sound Analysis in Individuals Supported With Left Ventricular Assist Devices

Conclusion: Mitigation of LVAD sounds from precordial sound recordings of LVAD recipients enables analysis of intrinsic heart sounds. Significance: These findings provide proof-of-concept evidence of the clinical utility of heart sound analysis for bedside and remote monitoring of LVAD recipients.
Source: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research

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Med Sci Monit. 2021 Sep 30;27:e932001. doi: 10.12659/MSM.932001.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND The aim of this study was to explore the effect of levosimendan in patients after heart valve replacement and its influence on postoperative recovery. MATERIAL AND METHODS This prospective study included 185 patients with valvular diseases undergoing conventional valve replacement. Patients were divided into 2 groups using a random number table before surgery. Patients in the levosimendan group were administrated levosimendan intravenous infusion immediately after entering the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The left ventricular ejection fraction...
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AbstractBackgroundBicuspid aortic valve may be associated with increased complications during transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI).AimsCompare balloon-expandable transcatheter heart valve (THV) safety and efficacy in severe tricuspid (TAV) and bicuspid (BAV) aortic stenosis.MethodsTransfemoral TAVI was performed in 743 patients (Jan 2014 –June 2019) using the SAPIEN 3 THV. Aortic valve morphology was determined using computed tomography. Valve Academic Research Consortium-2 (VARC-2) derived safety and efficacy endpoints at 1 year were evaluated.ResultsBAV patients (n = 78), were younger (77 [7...
Source: Clinical Research in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewWe aimed to picture the contemporary landscape of available catheter-based repair and replacement solutions for mitral regurgitation (MR) in Europe.Recent FindingsEdge-to-edge repair remains the dominant technique for transcatheter mitral valve repair especially in the context of secondary mitral regurgitation. Two recent randomized trials reported seemingly contradicting clinical results with transcatheter edge-to-edge repair for patients with heart failure and severe secondary MR. A proportionality framework related to secondary MR was proposed to help explain inconsistencies but requires further...
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Rationale: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and is associated with increased morbidity, especially stroke and heart failure. There is also increasing awareness that atrial fibrillation is a major cause of embolic events which in 75% of cases are complicated by cerebrovascular accidents. Patient concerns: A 50-year-old woman with mitral bioprosthesis under warfarin for nonvalvular atrial fibrillation was referred to our Coronary Intensive Care Unit due to acute myocardial infarction without evidence of significant coronary artery stenosis. Diagnoses: Cardiovascular examination...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
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Source: Cancer Medicine - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- After Ivan Hernandez was born with a defective mitral valve, doctors warned his parents he could face heart failure at any age. Yet Hernandez grew up without incident. He played all sorts...
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CONCLUSION: Women with rheumatic heart disease carry a high risk both for mother and fetus. Early diagnosis, close follow-up during pregnancy, early recognition of deterioration in symptoms and timely cardiac intervention can lead to good maternal or fetal outcome.PMID:33865516 | DOI:10.1016/j.ihj.2021.01.012
Source: Indian Heart J - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
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