Rev Esp Cardiol (Engl Ed) 2014 Nov 27;67(11):953-4. Epub 2014 Sep 27.
Servicio de Cardiología, Hospital Moncloa, Madrid, Spain.
Ann Thorac Surg 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.
Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Milan, Italy; Department of medicine and surgery, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy.
Background: Current mitral bioprostheses are akin to the aortic valve and therefore abolish the left ventricular (LV) physiological vortex. We evaluated the hemodynamic performance and the effects on intraventricular flow dynamics (IFD) of a novel mitral bioprosthesis that presents an innovative design, mimicking the native valve.Methods: A D-shaped self-expandable stent-bovine pericardium monoleaflet valve was designed to provide physiological asymmetric intraventricular flow. Read More
BMJ Case Rep 2021 Apr 9;14(4). Epub 2021 Apr 9.
Internal Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.
Human bites are an infrequent cause of emergency department visits and hospital admissions. There are rarely published cases of complicated infection, such as infective endocarditis. We present a rare case of a patient with acute infective endocarditis in a healthy native valve and purulent pericarditis from a human bite. Read More
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.
Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.
Background And Objectives: In the CaLIPSO study, intravenous administration of SNF472 (300 or 600 mg) during hemodialysis significantly attenuated progression of coronary artery and aortic valve calcification. SNF472 selectively inhibits formation of hydroxyapatite, the final step in cardiovascular calcification. Because bone mineral is predominantly hydroxyapatite, we assessed changes in bone mineral density in CaLIPSO. Read More
Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue 2021 Mar;33(3):329-333
Department of Ultrasonography, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan 430060, Hubei, China. Corresponding author: Guo Ruiqiang, Email:
Objective: To explore the monitoring value of left ventricular functional parameters obtained by bedside ultrasound combined with clinically relevant indicators in patients with veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO).Methods: A retrospective study was conducted. A total of 24 patients receiving VA-ECMO adjuvant support in Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University from June 2018 to January 2020 were selected. Read More
Front Cardiovasc Med 2021 23;8:643900. Epub 2021 Mar 23.
Department of Cardiology, Clinical Sciences, Skåne University Hospital, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV), the most common congenital cardiac anomaly, has been associated with an aortopathy, increased aortic stiffness and diastolic dysfunction. The involved mechanisms and impact of age remain unclear. It was the aim of this study to characterize arterial and cardiac function, their correlation, and the effect of age in children and adults with a history of BAV. Read More