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Aortic valve stenosis (AVS) can be complicated by bleeding associated with acquired type 2A von Willebrand syndrome. The association of AVS and gastrointestinal bleeding from angiodysplasia is defined as Heyde syndrome. We sought to evaluate the effect of transcutaneous aortic valve implantation (TAVI) on hemostasis disorders and to assess its effectiveness to treat Heyde syndrome.
Although it is well known that the prevalence of aortic arch plaques, one of the risk factors for ischemic stroke, is high in patients with severe aortic stenosis, the underlying mechanisms are not well understood. Increased day-by-day blood pressure (BP) variability is also known to be associated with stroke; however, little is known on the association between day-by-bay BP variability and aortic arch atherosclerosis in patients with aortic stenosis. Our objective was to clarify the association between day...
Neonatal aortic valvar stenosis can be challenging to treat because of the varied morphology of the valve, the association with hypoplasia of other left heart structures, and the presence of left ventricular systolic dysfunction or endomyocardial fibroelastosis. Balloon valvuloplasty and surgical valvotomy have been well described in the literature for the treatment of neonatal aortic stenosis. Transcatheter therapy for neonatal aortic stenosis is the preferred method at many centres; however, some centres ...
4 months male child presented with failure to thrive. On general examination child had normal O2 saturation with characterstic elfin facies. Further evaluation of the patient showed major manifestations of Williams syndrome in form of supravalvar aortic stenosis, branched pulmonary artery stenosis along with cardiomyopathy. Although the entity is known, this article shows comprehensive diagnostic workup with the aid of multimodality imaging techniques. The genetic diagnosis of Williams syndrome was confirme...
Transcatheter valve implantation continues to grow worldwide and has been used principally for the nonsurgical management of native aortic valvular disease-as a potentially less invasive method of valve replacement in high-risk and inoperable patients with severe aortic valve stenosis. Given the burden of valvular heart disease in the general population and the increasing numbers of patients who have had previous valve operations, we are now seeing a growing number of high-risk patients presenting with pros...
After successful hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, maintaining function and mobility have become key goals in the management of patients with Hurler syndrome, (mucopolysaccharoidosis type 1H). The aim of this study was to establish the functional and radiologic outcomes after hip surgery in patients with this condition who had reached skeletal maturity.
Severe low-gradient (LG) aortic stenosis (AS) [aortic valve area (AVA) ≤ 1.0 cm(2), mean pressure gradient (MG)
We evaluate the incidence of complications associated with the use of nitrates in patients presenting with acute pulmonary edema and concomitant moderate or severe aortic stenosis compared with patients without aortic stenosis. Nitrates are contraindicated in severe aortic stenosis because of the theoretical yet unproven risk of precipitating profound hypotension.
Patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) at high risk for aortic valve replacement are a unique population with multiple treatment options, including medical therapy, surgical aortic valve replacement and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Traditionally, in elderly populations, goals of treatment may favour quality of life over survival. Professional guidelines recommend that clinicians engage patients in shared decision making, a process that may lead to decisions more aligned with patient-def...
Three treatment options are available for patients with aortic stenosis: surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR), transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and medical treatment (MT). However, little is known about how Heart Team treatment decisions are made under routine conditions. The aim of this study was to identify the cardiac and geriatric components associated with treatment decision-making in older patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis.
To present the results of a novel technique of aortic valve decalcification (AVD) in a consecutive population of elderly patients with severe aortic valve stenosis (AVS) and small aortic annulus.
The authors report the case of a patient diagnosed with both hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and aortic stenosis. Due to clinical deterioration, additional investigation was performed, and a high left ventricular outflow tract gradient was identified. Correct identification of the condition causing the symptoms was challenging, and involved several imaging techniques, the contribution of transesophageal echocardiography being crucial. The final diagnosis of severe aortic stenosis led to successful valve replace...
To investigate the in-hospital and long-term outcomes of patients at extreme age with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS) who underwent transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI).
Aortic stenosis is a common problem that typically results from calcification and degenerative changes of the aortic valve that occur with advancing age. Because medical therapies have no clinically proven role, the management of severe aortic stenosis has primarily been surgical. For patients who are too high-risk for surgical aortic valve repair, transcatheter aortic valve repair (TAVR), approved by the FDA in 2011, may be an option. This article outlines what clinicians need to know about TAVR.
Aortic stenosis has an increasing prevalence in the context of aging population. In these patients non-invasive imaging allows not only the grading of valve stenosis severity, but also the assessment of left ventricular function. These two goals play a key role in clinical decision-making. Although left ventricular ejection fraction is currently the only left ventricular function parameter that guides intervention, current imaging techniques are able to detect early changes in LV structure and function even...
Patient characteristics and procedural outcomes from nontransfemoral (non-TF) transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in high-risk or inoperable patients with aortic stenosis have been incompletely reported. The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes with non-TF TAVR access techniques including transapical (TA), transaortic (TAo), and transcarotid (TC) TAVR with a balloon-expandable valve.
This study sought to investigate the prevalence of abnormal von Willebrand multimers (AbM) in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and the impact of TAVR on the underlying factor variances.
Patients with Marfan syndrome (MFS) have a highly variable occurrence of aortic complications. Aortic tortuosity is often present in MFS and may help to identify patients at risk for aortic complications.
Aortic stenosis is the most common valve disease in Western countries, and its prevalence is increasing because of the aging population. Some patients, denied surgery because of high risk, can be offered transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). These patients are old and have comorbidities, and it is not always easy for them to make the decision about accepting TAVI.
Usefulness of global left ventricular longitudinal strain for risk stratification in low ejection fraction, low-gradient aortic stenosis: results from the multicenter true or pseudo-severe aortic stenosis study.
The objective of this study was to examine the impact of left ventricular (LV) global longitudinal strain (GLS) measured at rest and at dobutamine stress echocardiography on the outcome of patients with low LV ejection fraction and low-gradient aortic stenosis.
Aortic stenosis is the most common form of valvular heart disease in the elderly population and is often diagnosed in individuals who also have coronary artery disease. Surgical aortic valve replacement has been the standard of care for the treatment of aortic stenosis during the past decades, but the availability of transcatheter aortic valve replacement has now allowed different options for high or extreme surgical risk patients. The management of coronary artery disease in patients undergoing transcathet...
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is considered an option for patients with severe aortic stenosis who are not surgical candidates. We describe the case of a patient who presented with cardiac tamponade shortly after uneventful TAVR by a direct aortic approach. The patient was brought to the operating room for exploration and repair. Although TAVR is less invasive than traditional open aortic valve replacement, TAVR nonetheless poses serious risk. This case highlights a potential complication of...
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been identified as a risk factor for morbidity and mortality after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). We hypothesized that a portion of pulmonary dysfunction in patients with severe aortic stenosis may be of cardiac origin, and has potential to improve after TAVR.
Aortic stenosis (AS) is the most common valve disease in Western countries. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has made it possible to treat patients with higher surgical risks. These patients are informed about their poor prognosis with only months or a few years to live without treatment. Because of their severe symptoms, limitations, and suffering, patients awaiting TAVI need special attention.
The aim of this study was to assess the role of the dimensionless index (DI) in a registry of patients with aortic stenosis (AS) to objectively establish prognostic DI thresholds for various degrees of AS severity.