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Mitral stenosis found after eye problem.

Lancet 2019 01;393(10168):275

Department of Ophthalmology, Mohamed VI University Hospital of Marrakesh, Marrakesh, Morocco.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)33200-8DOI Listing
January 2019
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Mitral Annulus Calcium Score.

Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2019 Dec;12(1):e007508

Leviev Heart Center (Y.B., F.C., I.B., E.R., V.G., A.S., P.F., M.G.), Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

Background: The risk of conduction system abnormalities (CSA) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation remains high. We aimed to evaluate the impact of mitral annular calcium (MAC) score on the development of CSA after transcatheter aortic valve implantation.

Methods: Consecutive patients (n=168), with severe AoV stenosis, without prior CSA, underwent computed tomography transcatheter AoV implantation followed by device implantation; CoreValve (n=72) and SAPIEN (n=96). Read More

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December 2019
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Immediate and late clinical outcomes of balloon mitral valvotomy based on immediate postballoon mitral valvotomy mitral valve area & percentage gain in mitral valve area-A tertiary centre study.

Indian Heart J 2018 Dec 6;70 Suppl 3:S338-S346. Epub 2018 Oct 6.

Department of Cardiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 695011, India. Electronic address:

Aim: The aim of the study was to compare the immediate and late clinical outcomes of balloon mitral valvotomy (BMV), based on the immediate post-BMV valve area and percentage gain in mitral valve area (MVA).

Methods: Clinical data of 818 consecutive patients who underwent BMV in our institute from 2000 to 2008 were analyzed retrospectively. They were categorized into three groups based on the postprocedural MVA and percentage gain in valve area-(1) 50% gain with final MVA <1. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ihj.2018.09.005DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6309712PMC
December 2018
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68-year-old woman with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.

Heart 2018 Dec 28. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece.

Question: What is the most likely diagnosis?Mitral stenosis.Pericardial cyst.Left atrial appendage aneurysm. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2018-314143DOI Listing
December 2018
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Role of three dimensional transesophageal echocardiography in predicting mitral regurgitation after percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty.

Indian Heart J 2018 Nov - Dec;70(6):836-842. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.

Background: Percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty (PBMV) can be complicated with significant mitral regurgitation (MR). We performed a pilot, prospective study to evaluate the role of three dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3D-TEE) in the prediction of MR after PBMV through mitral valve quantification (MVQ).

Methods: Between October 2014 and October 2016, 37 patients with rheumatic, moderate-to-severe mitral stenosis, referred to the Cath lab of Bab Alshearia University hospitals for PBMV, were divided into two age and sex matched groups. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ihj.2018.01.033DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6306348PMC
January 2019
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Undiagnosed hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy during transcatheter aortic valve replacement: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2018 Dec 18;12(1):372. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Background: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement is indicated for severe symptomatic aortic stenosis in patients who have a very high or prohibitive surgical risk as assessed pre-procedurally by the Society of Thoracic Surgery Risk Score, EuroSCORE (II), frailty testing, and other predictors. When combined with another left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, careful consideration must be taken prior to proceeding with transcatheter aortic valve replacement because an additional masked left ventricular outflow tract pathology can lead to challenging hemodynamics in the peri-deployment phase, as reported in this case.

Case Presentation: A 56-year-old Caucasian man with multiple comorbidities and severe aortic stenosis underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement under monitored anesthesia care. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-018-1904-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6298014PMC
December 2018
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Association between late gadolinium enhancement and global longitudinal strain in patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis.

Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2018 Dec 17. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Department of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia / National Cardiovascular Center Harapan Kita, Jakarta, Indonesia.

The correlation between the extent of myocardial fibrosis and subclinical left ventricle (LV) systolic dysfunction in rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS) has not been widely studied. We sought to evaluate the correlation between the extent of LV myocardial fibrosis quantified by late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and global longitudinal strain (GLS) by speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) in patients with rheumatic MS. We prospectively evaluated 36 consecutive rheumatic MS patients who were planning to undergo mitral valve surgery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10554-018-1511-1DOI Listing
December 2018
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Cardiovascular images: vascular hamartoma of the mitral valve in a horse.

J Vet Cardiol 2018 Dec 18;20(6):399-404. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

Department of Veterinary Biosciences, The Ohio State University, 1925 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210, USA. Electronic address:

An 8-month-old Hanoverian gelding was presented with a history of cardiac murmurs that were not apparent as a foal nor reported at the time of castration. Major echocardiographic findings included mitral valvular thickening, functional stenosis, and mitral regurgitation of sufficient severity to cause diastolic and systolic cardiac murmurs, left-sided volume overload, and pulmonary hypertension. Due to the hemodynamic severity of the lesion and poor prognosis for future performance and longevity, euthanasia was elected. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvc.2018.09.002DOI Listing
December 2018
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Echocardiographic Assessment of Left Atrial Systolic Function after Percutaneous Mitral Balloon Valvuloplasty Using Tissue Doppler Imaging.

Mymensingh Med J 2018 Oct;27(4):851-858

Dr Md Nazmul Hasan, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Asia Metropolitan University, Johor, Malaysia.

Mitral stenosis (MS) affects left atrial (LA) function as a result of hemodynamic and myocardial factors that causes significant symptoms and complications. Conventional echocardiographic methods have been practicing to see the improvement of left atrial function after successful percutaneous mitral balloon valvuloplasty (PMBV). Introduction of tissue doppler imaging allows direct and non-invasive measurement of myocardial velocities. Read More

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October 2018
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The Duke minor criterion "predisposing heart condition" in native valve infective endocarditis - a systematic review.

Swiss Med Wkly 2018 11 15;148:w14675. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

, 3010, Bern, SWITZERLAND.

BACKGROUND The term “predisposition” is used as an indication of antimicrobial prophylaxis to prevent infective endocarditis and as a criterion for diagnosing infective endocarditis according to the modified Duke criteria. The criterion for diagnosing infective endocarditis in native valves is not well defined. OBJECTIVES To identify conditions that increase the risk for infective endocarditis in native valves, for the diagnosis of infective endocarditis according to the modified Duke criteria. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4414/smw.2018.14675DOI Listing
November 2018
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Computed tomography imaging characteristics of shone syndrome.

Radiol Case Rep 2019 Feb 2;14(2):164-167. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Radiology Department, NJ 07112, USA.

Shone syndrome was first described in 1963 by Dr JD Shone. It is a constellation of congenital abnormalities compromising approximately 0.6% of all cases of congenital cardiac abnormalities. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radcr.2018.10.004DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6223228PMC
February 2019
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Vertebral Osteomyelitis, Discitis, and Epidural Abscess: A Rare Complication of Endocarditis.

J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep 2018 Jan-Dec;6:2324709618807504. Epub 2018 Oct 28.

State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, USA.

In this article, we report the case of a 75-year-old man who was presented with new low back pain for 2 weeks. His past history was significant for severe aortic stenosis necessitating bioprosthetic aortic valve placement 4 years ago, hypertension, and coronary artery disease. His physical examination was positive for point tenderness over the lower lumbar spine. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2324709618807504DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6207954PMC
October 2018
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Immediate impact of successful percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty on right and left ventricular functions: An echocardiographic study using load independent tissue velocity imaging indices.

Indian Heart J 2018 Sep - Oct;70(5):672-679. Epub 2017 Nov 7.

Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana 500012, India.

Background: The impact of successful percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty (PBMV) on left ventricular (LV) function has been a controversial subject. This study aimed to determine the immediate impact of PBMV on biventricular function using recent Tissue Velocity Imaging (TVI) derived load-independent indices.

Methods And Results: A total of 30 patients with severe mitral stenosis (MS) who underwent PBMV at a tertiary center of India from August 2012 to December 2013 were included in the study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ihj.2017.11.006DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6204446PMC
January 2019
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Melody valve in mitral position: Complete fracture causing acute mitral stenosis in a child.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2019 Feb 31;93(2):E101-E104. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

We present a case of a 7-year-old boy with a history of multiple mitral valve interventions and subsequent Melody valve placement in the mitral position, who presented with acute mitral stenosis due to complete fracture of the Melody stent. He was born early with severe mitral and tricuspid insufficiency due to valvular dysplasia, and ended up with 4 sternotomies before the age of 2 due to mitral valve dysfunction and recurrent prosthetic valve thrombosis. He then developed mixed stenosis and regurgitation at age 6, and to avoid another sternotomy, valve-in-valve therapy with off-label use of a 20-mm Melody valve was done with hybrid procedure via trans-apical approach. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/ccd.27683
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ccd.27683DOI Listing
February 2019
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Endocardectomy of a coconut shell left atrium.

Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 2018 Nov 31;26(9):713-714. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0218492318811552DOI Listing
November 2018

Incidentally detected right aortic arch with mirror image branching in a patient with rheumatic calcific mitral valve disease.

Natl Med J India 2018 Jan-Feb;31(1):22-23

Department of Cardiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram 695011, Kerala, India.

An isolated right-sided aortic arch with no congenital heart disease is extremely rare. We report an adult woman with longstanding rheumatic heart disease causing severe calcific mitral stenosis, moderate mitral regurgitation and moderate pulmonary hypertension, for which she underwent mitral valve replacement and tricuspid annuloplasty. On preoperative work-up, she was detected to have a right-sided aortic arch with mirror image branching along with a ductal dimple. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0970-258X.243408DOI Listing
October 2018
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The Integration of Doppler Ultrasound With Two-Dimensional Echocardiography and the Noninvasive Cardiac Hemodynamic Revolution of the 1980s.

J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2018 Dec 16;31(12):1353-1365. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Electronic address:

In the 1970s, as cardiac imaging matured from M-mode to two-dimensional echocardiography, investigators in Norway showed that continuous-wave Doppler ultrasonography could be used to accurately measure the mean gradient and pressure half-time for stenotic mitral valves. In the 1980s, continuous-wave Doppler was validated for measurement of the pressure gradient across stenotic aortic valves, and pulsed-wave Doppler combined with two-dimensional echocardiographic imaging was validated for noninvasive measurement of stroke volume and cardiac output. The combination of stroke volume measurement and measurement of the time-velocity integral of flow through the aortic valve was then validated as a means to accurately calculate valve area for patients with stenotic aortic valves or aortic prostheses. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.echo.2018.08.015DOI Listing
December 2018
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Pre-intervention morphologic and functional echocardiographic characteristics of neonates with critical left heart obstruction: a Congenital Heart Surgeons Society (CHSS) inception cohort study.

Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 2018 Oct 17. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 1X8, Canada.

Aims: The aims of this study were to provide a detailed descriptive analysis of pre-intervention morphologic and functional echocardiographic parameters in a large, unselected, multicentre cohort of neonates diagnosed with critical left heart obstruction and to compare echocardiographic features between the different subtypes of left-sided lesions.

Methods And Results: Pre-intervention echocardiograms for 651 patients from 19 Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society (CHSS) institutions were reviewed in a core lab according to a standardized protocol including >150 morphologic and functional variables. The four most common subtypes of lesions were: aortic atresia (AA)/mitral atresia (MA) (29% of patients), AA/mitral stenosis (MS) (20%), aortic stenosis (AS)/MS (26%), and isolated AS (iAS) (18%). Read More

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https://academic.oup.com/ehjcimaging/advance-article/doi/10.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ehjci/jey141DOI Listing
October 2018
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Severe mitral stenosis secondary to eosinophilic granulomatosis resolving after pharmacological treatment.

Echocardiography 2018 12 18;35(12):2099-2103. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

First Chair and Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.

We present a case of 44-year-old woman who underwent effective pharmacological treatment of severe mitral stenosis. The patient was hospitalized due to rapidly progressive dyspnea. Her medical history included asthma, perennial rhinitis, and nasal polyps. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/echo.14171DOI Listing
December 2018
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A novel, data-driven conceptualization for critical left heart obstruction.

Comput Methods Programs Biomed 2018 Oct 20;165:107-116. Epub 2018 Aug 20.

Labatt Family Heart Centre, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, CA ; Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital, Orlando, FL ; Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto, Toronto, CA . Electronic address:

Background: Qualitative features of aortic and mitral valvar pathology have traditionally been used to classify congenital cardiac anomalies for which the left heart structures are unable to sustain adequate systemic cardiac output. We aimed to determine if novel groups of patients with greater clinical relevance could be defined within this population of patients with critical left heart obstruction (CLHO) using a data-driven approach based on both qualitative and quantitative echocardiographic measures.

Methods: An independent standardized review of recordings from pre-intervention transthoracic echocardiograms for 651 neonates with CLHO was performed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cmpb.2018.08.014DOI Listing
October 2018
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Stress ECHO beyond coronary artery disease. Is it the holy grail of cardiovascular imaging?

Clin Cardiol 2018 Dec 24;41(12):1600-1610. Epub 2018 Nov 24.

1st Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School, Athens, Greece.

Stress echocardiography (SE) is a very useful method in clinical practice, because it offers important information of both the patient's functional status and hemodynamic changes during stress. Therefore, SE provides strong diagnostic and prognostic data in a wide spectrum of cardiovascular diseases. This review summarizes the clinical applications of SE in conditions beyond coronary artery disease (CAD) and highlights practical recommendations and key issues for each condition that need further investigation. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/clc.23094
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December 2018
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[Stenosis of the Right Coronary Limb of Interposed Artificial Graft 28 Years After Cabrol Technique;Report of a Case].

Kyobu Geka 2018 10;71(11):957-960

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sendai Cardiovascular Center, Sendai, Japan.

Cabrol technique is one of the modified Bentall procedures. However, it has become nearly obsolete over the years because of reports of stenosis, thrombosis, and occlusion of the interposed graft. A 76-year-old man, who had undergone Cabrol technique 28 years before, presented with worsening exertional dyspnea and, was diagnosed with mitral valve regurgitation and tricuspid valve regurgitation. Read More

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October 2018
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Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome: a rare and challenging case of mitral valve replacement.

Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 2018 Sep 18;26(7):560-562. Epub 2016 Oct 18.

1 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Prince Charles Hospital, Chermside, Australia.

Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome is a very rare multisystem disorder. Cardiac valve surgery is common in these patients who present a unique set of perioperative and intraoperative challenges to the surgeon and treating team. We describe successful mitral valve replacement using an inverted aortic prosthesis in a 29-year-old lady with Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome, with a good result at 10 months. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0218492316675533DOI Listing
September 2018
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Giant left atrium with left lung damage: a case report.

J Int Med Res 2018 Nov 20;46(11):4821-4824. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

2 Department of Radiology, The Fourth Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Yiwu, China.

Giant left atrium is most commonly associated with rheumatic mitral valve disease, causing a series of cardiac and extracardiac complications. Cardiac complications are often reported, such as atrial fibrillation, decreased cardiac output, and atrial thrombus formation. Extracardiac complications are rarely described in the literature. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0300060518799268DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6259367PMC
November 2018
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[Emergency sonography of the heart - step by step].

Dtsch Med Wochenschr 2018 09 19;143(19):1397-1404. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0367-0649DOI Listing
September 2018

Illuminating the optimal anastomosis site with optical coherence tomography in coronary artery bypass surgery.

J Card Surg 2018 10 14;33(10):646-648. Epub 2018 Sep 14.

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama, Japan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocs.13815DOI Listing
October 2018
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Clinicopathological Spectrum of Mitral Valve Myxoma.

J Heart Valve Dis 2017 11;26(6):693-699

Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, USA.

Cardiac myxomas are the most common primary tumors of the heart. Although these tumors have been reported in all cardiac chambers, myxomas arising from heart valves are extremely rare. Here, the details are described of a patient with mitral valve myxoma, and a review is provided of 99 cases reported in the literature. Read More

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November 2017
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Mitral Valve Repair for Mitral Regurgitation with Congenital Anomalies of the Papillary Muscles.

J Heart Valve Dis 2017 11;26(6):688-692

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan.

Background: True parachute mitral valve and parachute-like asymmetric mitral valve are associated with congenital anomalies of the papillary muscles, which involves an abnormal anatomy of the papillary muscles and chordae.

Methods: Two patients are described with mitral valve regurgitation and papillary muscle anomalies. Mitral valve repair using artificial chordae reconstruction and ring annuloplasty was attempted in both cases. Read More

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November 2017
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Prevalence and Doppler Echocardiographic Characteristics of Normally Functioning Mitral Prostheses with Mean Gradient ≥10 mmHg.

J Heart Valve Dis 2017 11;26(6):667-676

Regions Hospital Heart Center, St. Paul, MN, USA.

Background: The study aim was to determine the prevalence of normally functioning mitral prostheses with mean gradient ≥10 mmHg, and to identify the characteristics and echocardiographic variables that might be useful to distinguish normal function from dysfunction.

Methods: A total of 56 consecutive patients with a prosthetic mitral valve and mean gradient ≥10 mmHg was retrospectively identified. Nineteen patients without subsequent imaging confirming normal prosthesis function or dysfunction were excluded; hence, 37 patients were classified as obstruction, insufficiency, or normal prosthesis (high-gradient; NPHG). Read More

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November 2017
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Long-Term Follow Up After Successful Percutaneous Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty.

J Heart Valve Dis 2017 11;26(6):659-666

Department of Cardiology, Santa Marta Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal.

Background: Percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty (PMV) is the cornerstone of rheumatic mitral stenosis treatment in suitable patients. Previous studies have reported low rates of technical failure and few major complications, with good long-term results after successful PMV. The study aim was to assess the very long-term outcome in patients after PMV performed at a single tertiary center. Read More

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November 2017
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Imaging of Valvular Heart Disease in Heart Failure.

Card Fail Rev 2018 Aug;4(2):78-86

Heart and Lung Centre, Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center Leiden, The Netherlands.

Valvular heart disease (VHD) and heart failure (HF) are major health issues that are steadily increasing in prevalence in Western populations. VHD and HF frequently co-exist, which can complicate the accurate diagnosis of the severity of valve stenosis or regurgitation and affect decisions about therapeutic options. Transthoracic echocardiography is the first-line imaging modality to determine left ventricular (LV) systolic function, to grade valvular stenosis or regurgitation and to characterise the mechanism underlying valvular dysfunction. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.15420/cfr.2018.16.1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6125703PMC
August 2018
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Exertional dyspnea after myocardial infarction: thinking beyond the diagnosis of heart failure.

J Int Med Res 2018 Nov 5;46(11):4769-4774. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

Department of Cardiology, General Hospital of Veroia, Greece.

Introduction: We herein present an unusual case of a pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricular myocardium, which is a rare and fatal complication of myocardial infarction.

Case Report: A 64-year-old man with a history of bipolar disorder and arterial hypertension was hospitalized for delayed presentation ST-elevation myocardial infarction. He was admitted to our hospital 24 hours after symptom onset. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0300060518785834DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6259387PMC
November 2018
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Integration of echocardiographic screening by non-physicians with remote reading in primary care.

Heart 2018 Sep 4. Epub 2018 Sep 4.

Department of Cardiology, Children's National Health System, Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

Introduction: Heart disease (HD) accounts for high morbidity and mortality in Brazil. Underserved populations often suffer long delays in diagnosis. We aimed to evaluate the feasibility of integrating screening echocardiography (echo) with remote interpretation in the established primary care system (PC) in Brazil and to assess HD prevalence. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2018-313593DOI Listing
September 2018
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Continuous invasive hemodynamic monitoring using steerable guide catheter to optimize mitraclip transcatheter mitral valve repair: A multicenter, proof-of-concept study.

J Interv Cardiol 2018 Dec 30;31(6):907-915. Epub 2018 Aug 30.

Division of Cardiology, Mount Sinai Health System, New York, New York.

Objectives: We report our multicenter experience on continuous hemodynamic monitoring using exclusively the steerable guide catheter (SGC) during MitraClip repair.

Background: Left atrial pressure (LAP) and V-wave are useful to evaluate MitraClip repair but no simple method of continuous monitoring exists.

Methods: From 11/2016 to 8/2017, 74 patients from four centers with symptomatic moderate-severe to severe mitral regurgitation (MR), underwent MitraClip NT repair with continuous hemodynamic monitoring via the SGC. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/joic.12557DOI Listing
December 2018
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Subaortic Stenosis Resection in Children: Emphasis on Recurrence and the Fate of the Aortic Valve.

World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 2018 09;9(5):522-528

4 Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Loma Linda University Hospital, Loma Linda, CA, USA.

Background: Recurrence after surgical resection of discrete subvalvar aortic stenosis in children often requires repeat operation. Risk factors for recurrence are poorly understood. We sought to determine potential risk factors for recurrence and postoperative comorbidities in the long term. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2150135118776931DOI Listing
September 2018
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Advanced cardiac MRI techniques for evaluation of left-sided valvular heart disease.

J Magn Reson Imaging 2018 Aug;48(2):318-329

Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The most common types of left-sided valvular heart disease (VHD) in the Western world are aortic valve stenosis, aortic valve regurgitation, and mitral valve regurgitation. Comprehensive clinical evaluation entails both hemodynamic analysis and structural as well as functional characterization of the left ventricle. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an established diagnostic modality for assessment of left-sided VHD and is progressively gaining ground in modern-day clinical practice. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmri.26204DOI Listing
August 2018
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An Audaciously Aneurysmal Atrium.

CASE (Phila) 2018 Apr 16;2(2):73-76. Epub 2018 Feb 16.

Section of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.case.2017.10.005DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6058409PMC

Early and mid-term results of isolated aortic valve neocuspidization in patients with aortic stenosis.

Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Nov 25;66(11):648-652. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ogikubo Hospital, 3-1-24, Imagawa, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, 167-0035, Japan.

Objectives: This study aimed to elucidate the surgical outcome of aortic valve neocuspidization (AVNeo) in patients with aortic stenosis (AS).

Methods: From December 2010 to June 2017, we performed AVNeo for aortic valve pathologies in 144 patients. Of them, we evaluated 57 patients with AS who underwent AVNeo. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11748-018-0976-0DOI Listing
November 2018
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Value of low-dose dobutamine stress echocardiography on defining true severe low gradient aortic stenosis in patients with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction.

Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2018 Dec 23;34(12):1877-1887. Epub 2018 Jul 23.

Department of Internal Medicine I, University Hospital Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany.

Low-dose dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) is a valuable tool to distinguish true-severe (TS) from pseudo-severe (PS) low gradient aortic valve stenosis (LGAS) in patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). However, only scanty studies reported the clinical utility of DSE in differentiating TS-LGAS patients with preserved LVEF. We investigated the clinical utility of DSE in LGAS patients with preserved LVEF and the echocardiographic determinants suggestive of TS-LGAS. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6245091PMC
December 2018
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Caseous calcification of the mitral valve annulus: a rare cause of bilateral cerebral and ocular embolisation.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Jul 18;2018. Epub 2018 Jul 18.

Department of Cardiology, Papageorgiou General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.

A 65-year-old woman presented with sudden bilateral visual loss of recent onset. She was recently diagnosed with multiple acute stroke syndrome for which she was commenced on antiplatelet therapy. Funduscopic examination revealed bilateral inferotemporal retinal artery occlusions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-224322DOI Listing
July 2018
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Severe Mitral Stenosis.

N Engl J Med 2018 Jul;379(3):e6

Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMicm1715321DOI Listing
July 2018
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Three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography vs cardiac magnetic resonance in the assessment of planimetric mitral valve area in rheumatic mitral stenosis.

Echocardiography 2018 10 7;35(10):1621-1625. Epub 2018 Jul 7.

Cardiology Department, Istanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Aim: Rheumatic heart disease is a common cause of valvular disease, especially in developing countries. Echocardiography is the gold standard investigation modality for cardiac valves. In rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS), three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3D TEE) provides better alignment of the image plane at the mitral tips and more accurate and reproducible planimetric measurement of mitral valve area (MVA). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/echo.14096DOI Listing
October 2018
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The correlation between conventional echocardiography and two-dimensional speckle strain imaging for evaluating left atrial function in patients with moderate to severe mitral stenosis.

Echocardiography 2018 10 3;35(10):1550-1556. Epub 2018 Jul 3.

Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Aim: We intended to assess the left atrial deformation parameters, using two-dimensional speckle tracking (2DSTE) and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), and determine the correlation between these two techniques in order to recognize the patients at risk for cardioembolic events.

Method: Strain and strain rate were measured using 2DSTE among 26 patients in sinus rhythm, with isolated moderate to severe mitral stenosis. Left atrial (LA) volume parameters (maximum, minimum and preatrial contraction) were measured. Read More

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October 2018

Importance of computed tomography pre-procedural planning in the customization of a high-risk hybrid double valve intervention.

Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2018 Nov 12;34(11):1809-1811. Epub 2018 Jun 12.

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, USA.

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November 2018
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Feasibility and effectiveness of percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty under echocardiographic guidance only.

Echocardiography 2018 10 19;35(10):1507-1511. Epub 2018 Jun 19.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Center for Cardiovascular Disease, China & Fuwai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China.

Objective: Percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty (PBMV) is the treatment of choice in patients with isolated mitral stenosis. This study aimed to assess the feasibility of PBMV under echocardiography guidance only of isolated mitral stenosis (MS).

Methods: From October 2016 to Dec 2017, 20 consecutive patients with severe MS underwent PBMV with echocardiography as the only imaging modality at a single center. Read More

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October 2018
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Concentric circles in left atrium.

Lancet 2018 06;391(10138):2448

Department of Radiology, Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Medical University, Luzhou, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31223-6DOI Listing

Very late presentation of anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery: case report.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2018 Jun 18;13(1):70. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Cardiac Center, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand.

Background: Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital coronary anomaly. The enlarged right coronary artery provides retrograde collaterals to supply the left ventricle then preferentially directs into the lower pressure pulmonary artery system causing coronary steal phenomenon. Few patients who survive through adulthood without surgery must have abundant, well-formed functioning collaterals with adequate perfusion of the left ventricle. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13019-018-0751-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6006666PMC
June 2018
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Imaging for Mitral Interventions: Methods and Efficacy.

JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2018 Jun;11(6):872-901

The Heart Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California. Electronic address:

The mitral valve (MV) is a complex and intricate structure. With the development of transesophageal echocardiography in the 1990s, it became possible to evaluate MV anatomy and function in real time during surgical procedures. Subsequently, new surgical and percutaneous techniques for MV repair as well as replacement have evolved. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2018.02.024DOI Listing
June 2018
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Surgical antegrade transcatheter valve implantation and heavily calcified heart.

Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 2018 Jul 7;26(6):470-472. Epub 2018 Jun 7.

1 Department of Cardiac Surgery, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France.

It is well known that a heavily calcified mitral valve significantly increases the perioperative and postoperative risks of mitral valve surgery. A 71-year-old woman was referred to our department with severe mitral valve disease. Cardiac imaging revealed extremely severe calcification of the entire left heart. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0218492318783306DOI Listing
July 2018
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