Mitral Valve: The valve between the left atrium and left ventricle of the heart.Mitral Valve Prolapse: Abnormal protrusion or billowing of one or both of the leaflets of MITRAL VALVE into the LEFT ATRIUM during SYSTOLE. This allows the backflow of blood into left atrium leading to MITRAL VALVE INSUFFICIENCY; SYSTOLIC MURMURS; or CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA.Mitral Valve Insufficiency: Backflow of blood from the LEFT VENTRICLE into the LEFT ATRIUM due to imperfect closure of the MITRAL VALVE. This can lead to mitral valve regurgitation.Mitral Valve Stenosis: Narrowing of the passage through the MITRAL VALVE due to FIBROSIS, and CALCINOSIS in the leaflets and chordal areas. This elevates the left atrial pressure which, in turn, raises pulmonary venous and capillary pressure leading to bouts of DYSPNEA and TACHYCARDIA during physical exertion. RHEUMATIC FEVER is its primary cause.Aortic Valve: The valve between the left ventricle and the ascending aorta which prevents backflow into the left ventricle.Mitral Valve Annuloplasty: A type of heart valve surgery that involves the repair, replacement, or reconstruction of the annulus of the MITRAL VALVE. It includes shortening the circumference of the annulus to improve valve closing capacity and reinforcing the annulus as a step in more complex valve repairs.Heart Valve Diseases: Pathological conditions involving any of the various HEART VALVES and the associated structures (PAPILLARY MUSCLES and CHORDAE TENDINEAE).Chordae Tendineae: The tendinous cords that connect each cusp of the two atrioventricular HEART VALVES to appropriate PAPILLARY MUSCLES in the HEART VENTRICLES, preventing the valves from reversing themselves when the ventricles contract.Aortic Valve Stenosis: A pathological constriction that can occur above (supravalvular stenosis), below (subvalvular stenosis), or at the AORTIC VALVE. It is characterized by restricted outflow from the LEFT VENTRICLE into the AORTA.Tricuspid Valve: The valve consisting of three cusps situated between the right atrium and right ventricle of the heart.Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation: Surgical insertion of synthetic material to repair injured or diseased heart valves.Heart Valve Prosthesis: A device that substitutes for a heart valve. It may be composed of biological material (BIOPROSTHESIS) and/or synthetic material.Aortic Valve Insufficiency: Pathological condition characterized by the backflow of blood from the ASCENDING AORTA back into the LEFT VENTRICLE, leading to regurgitation. It is caused by diseases of the AORTIC VALVE or its surrounding tissue (aortic root).Bioprosthesis: Prosthesis, usually heart valve, composed of biological material and whose durability depends upon the stability of the material after pretreatment, rather than regeneration by host cell ingrowth. Durability is achieved 1, mechanically by the interposition of a cloth, usually polytetrafluoroethylene, between the host and the graft, and 2, chemically by stabilization of the tissue by intermolecular linking, usually with glutaraldehyde, after removal of antigenic components, or the use of reconstituted and restructured biopolymers.Pulmonary Valve: A valve situated at the entrance to the pulmonary trunk from the right ventricle.Echocardiography, Transesophageal: Ultrasonic recording of the size, motion, and composition of the heart and surrounding tissues using a transducer placed in the esophagus.Rheumatic Heart Disease: Cardiac manifestation of systemic rheumatological conditions, such as RHEUMATIC FEVER. Rheumatic heart disease can involve any part the heart, most often the HEART VALVES and the ENDOCARDIUM.Echocardiography: Ultrasonic recording of the size, motion, and composition of the heart and surrounding tissues. The standard approach is transthoracic.Echocardiography, Three-Dimensional: Echocardiography amplified by the addition of depth to the conventional two-dimensional ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY visualizing only the length and width of the heart. Three-dimensional ultrasound imaging was first described in 1961 but its application to echocardiography did not take place until 1974. (Mayo Clin Proc 1993;68:221-40)Cardiac Surgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the heart.Cardiac Valve Annuloplasty: A type of heart valve surgery that involves the repair, replacement, or reconstruction of the annuli of HEART VALVES. It includes shortening the circumference of the annulus to improve valve closing capacity and reinforcing the annulus as a step in more complex valve repairs.Phonocardiography: Graphic registration of the heart sounds picked up as vibrations and transformed by a piezoelectric crystal microphone into a varying electrical output according to the stresses imposed by the sound waves. The electrical output is amplified by a stethograph amplifier and recorded by a device incorporated into the electrocardiograph or by a multichannel recording machine.Endocarditis, Bacterial: Inflammation of the ENDOCARDIUM caused by BACTERIA that entered the bloodstream. The strains of bacteria vary with predisposing factors, such as CONGENITAL HEART DEFECTS; HEART VALVE DISEASES; HEART VALVE PROSTHESIS IMPLANTATION; or intravenous drug use.Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency: Backflow of blood from the RIGHT VENTRICLE into the RIGHT ATRIUM due to imperfect closure of the TRICUSPID VALVE.Endocarditis: Inflammation of the inner lining of the heart (ENDOCARDIUM), the continuous membrane lining the four chambers and HEART VALVES. It is often caused by microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and rickettsiae. Left untreated, endocarditis can damage heart valves and become life-threatening.Echocardiography, Doppler, Color: Echocardiography applying the Doppler effect, with the superposition of flow information as colors on a gray scale in a real-time image.Venous Valves: Flaps within the VEINS that allow the blood to flow only in one direction. They are usually in the medium size veins that carry blood to the heart against gravity.Heart Auscultation: Act of listening for sounds within the heart.Echocardiography, Doppler: Measurement of intracardiac blood flow using an M-mode and/or two-dimensional (2-D) echocardiogram while simultaneously recording the spectrum of the audible Doppler signal (e.g., velocity, direction, amplitude, intensity, timing) reflected from the moving column of red blood cells.Catheterization: Use or insertion of a tubular device into a duct, blood vessel, hollow organ, or body cavity for injecting or withdrawing fluids for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. It differs from INTUBATION in that the tube here is used to restore or maintain patency in obstructions.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Cardiac Catheterization: Procedures in which placement of CARDIAC CATHETERS is performed for therapeutic or diagnostic procedures.Prolapse: The protrusion of an organ or part of an organ into a natural or artificial orifice.Reoperation: A repeat operation for the same condition in the same patient due to disease progression or recurrence, or as followup to failed previous surgery.Myxoma: A benign neoplasm derived from connective tissue, consisting chiefly of polyhedral and stellate cells that are loosely embedded in a soft mucoid matrix, thereby resembling primitive mesenchymal tissue. It occurs frequently intramuscularly where it may be mistaken for a sarcoma. It appears also in the jaws and the skin. (From Stedman, 25th ed)Papillary Muscles: Conical muscular projections from the walls of the cardiac ventricles, attached to the cusps of the atrioventricular valves by the chordae tendineae.Prosthesis Design: The plan and delineation of prostheses in general or a specific prosthesis.Heart Atria: The chambers of the heart, to which the BLOOD returns from the circulation.Heart Rupture: Disease-related laceration or tearing of tissues of the heart, including the free-wall MYOCARDIUM; HEART SEPTUM; PAPILLARY MUSCLES; CHORDAE TENDINEAE; and any of the HEART VALVES. Pathological rupture usually results from myocardial infarction (HEART RUPTURE, POST-INFARCTION).Suture Techniques: Techniques for securing together the edges of a wound, with loops of thread or similar materials (SUTURES).Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Heart Neoplasms: Tumors in any part of the heart. They include primary cardiac tumors and metastatic tumors to the heart. Their interference with normal cardiac functions can cause a wide variety of symptoms including HEART FAILURE; CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS; or EMBOLISM.Postoperative Complications: Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.Calcinosis: Pathologic deposition of calcium salts in tissues.Heart Ventricles: The lower right and left chambers of the heart. The right ventricle pumps venous BLOOD into the LUNGS and the left ventricle pumps oxygenated blood into the systemic arterial circulation.Kinetocardiography: The graphic recording of chest wall movement due to cardiac impulses.Heart Murmurs: Heart sounds caused by vibrations resulting from the flow of blood through the heart. Heart murmurs can be examined by HEART AUSCULTATION, and analyzed by their intensity (6 grades), duration, timing (systolic, diastolic, or continuous), location, transmission, and quality (musical, vibratory, blowing, etc).Prosthesis Failure: Malfunction of implantation shunts, valves, etc., and prosthesis loosening, migration, and breaking.Cardiopulmonary Bypass: Diversion of the flow of blood from the entrance of the right atrium directly to the aorta (or femoral artery) via an oxygenator thus bypassing both the heart and lungs.Balloon Valvuloplasty: Widening of a stenosed HEART VALVE by the insertion of a balloon CATHETER into the valve and inflation of the balloon.Heart Defects, Congenital: Developmental abnormalities involving structures of the heart. These defects are present at birth but may be discovered later in life.Hemodynamics: The movement and the forces involved in the movement of the blood through the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.Thoracotomy: Surgical incision into the chest wall.Pulmonary Valve Stenosis: The pathologic narrowing of the orifice of the PULMONARY VALVE. This lesion restricts blood outflow from the RIGHT VENTRICLE to the PULMONARY ARTERY. When the trileaflet valve is fused into an imperforate membrane, the blockage is complete.Ventricular Outflow Obstruction: Occlusion of the outflow tract in either the LEFT VENTRICLE or the RIGHT VENTRICLE of the heart. This may result from CONGENITAL HEART DEFECTS, predisposing heart diseases, complications of surgery, or HEART NEOPLASMS.Heart Sounds: The sounds heard over the cardiac region produced by the functioning of the heart. There are four distinct sounds: the first occurs at the beginning of SYSTOLE and is heard as a "lubb" sound; the second is produced by the closing of the AORTIC VALVE and PULMONARY VALVE and is heard as a "dupp" sound; the third is produced by vibrations of the ventricular walls when suddenly distended by the rush of blood from the HEART ATRIA; and the fourth is produced by atrial contraction and ventricular filling.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Ventricular Function, Left: The hemodynamic and electrophysiological action of the left HEART VENTRICLE. Its measurement is an important aspect of the clinical evaluation of patients with heart disease to determine the effects of the disease on cardiac performance.Atrial Fibrillation: Abnormal cardiac rhythm that is characterized by rapid, uncoordinated firing of electrical impulses in the upper chambers of the heart (HEART ATRIA). In such case, blood cannot be effectively pumped into the lower chambers of the heart (HEART VENTRICLES). It is caused by abnormal impulse generation.Marfan Syndrome: An autosomal dominant disorder of CONNECTIVE TISSUE with abnormal features in the heart, the eye, and the skeleton. Cardiovascular manifestations include MITRAL VALVE PROLAPSE, dilation of the AORTA, and aortic dissection. Other features include lens displacement (ectopia lentis), disproportioned long limbs and enlarged DURA MATER (dural ectasia). Marfan syndrome is associated with mutations in the gene encoding fibrillin, a major element of extracellular microfibrils of connective tissue.Heart Valves: Flaps of tissue that prevent regurgitation of BLOOD from the HEART VENTRICLES to the HEART ATRIA or from the PULMONARY ARTERIES or AORTA to the ventricles.Sternotomy: Making an incision in the STERNUM.Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic: A form of CARDIAC MUSCLE disease, characterized by left and/or right ventricular hypertrophy (HYPERTROPHY, LEFT VENTRICULAR; HYPERTROPHY, RIGHT VENTRICULAR), frequent asymmetrical involvement of the HEART SEPTUM, and normal or reduced left ventricular volume. Risk factors include HYPERTENSION; AORTIC STENOSIS; and gene MUTATION; (FAMILIAL HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY).Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive: Procedures that avoid use of open, invasive surgery in favor of closed or local surgery. These generally involve use of laparoscopic devices and remote-control manipulation of instruments with indirect observation of the surgical field through an endoscope or similar device.Heart Injuries: General or unspecified injuries to the heart.Angiocardiography: Radiography of the heart and great vessels after injection of a contrast medium.Thromboembolism: Obstruction of a blood vessel (embolism) by a blood clot (THROMBUS) in the blood stream.Endocardial Cushion Defects: A spectrum of septal defects involving the ATRIAL SEPTUM; VENTRICULAR SEPTUM; and the atrioventricular valves (TRICUSPID VALVE; BICUSPID VALVE). These defects are due to incomplete growth and fusion of the ENDOCARDIAL CUSHIONS which are important in the formation of two atrioventricular canals, site of future atrioventricular valves.Models, Cardiovascular: Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of the cardiovascular system, processes, or phenomena; includes the use of mathematical equations, computers and other electronic equipment.Pericardium: A conical fibro-serous sac surrounding the HEART and the roots of the great vessels (AORTA; VENAE CAVAE; PULMONARY ARTERY). Pericardium consists of two sacs: the outer fibrous pericardium and the inner serous pericardium. The latter consists of an outer parietal layer facing the fibrous pericardium, and an inner visceral layer (epicardium) resting next to the heart, and a pericardial cavity between these two layers.Stroke Volume: The amount of BLOOD pumped out of the HEART per beat, not to be confused with cardiac output (volume/time). It is calculated as the difference between the end-diastolic volume and the end-systolic volume.Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the heart or blood vessels.Heart Septum: This structure includes the thin muscular atrial septum between the two HEART ATRIA, and the thick muscular ventricular septum between the two HEART VENTRICLES.Postoperative Period: The period following a surgical operation.Surgical Instruments: Hand-held tools or implements used by health professionals for the performance of surgical tasks.Heart Diseases: Pathological conditions involving the HEART including its structural and functional abnormalities.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Heart Aneurysm: A localized bulging or dilatation in the muscle wall of a heart (MYOCARDIUM), usually in the LEFT VENTRICLE. Blood-filled aneurysms are dangerous because they may burst. Fibrous aneurysms interfere with the heart function through the loss of contractility. True aneurysm is bound by the vessel wall or cardiac wall. False aneurysms are HEMATOMA caused by myocardial rupture.Rupture, Spontaneous: Tear or break of an organ, vessel or other soft part of the body, occurring in the absence of external force.Diastole: Post-systolic relaxation of the HEART, especially the HEART VENTRICLES.Systole: Period of contraction of the HEART, especially of the HEART VENTRICLES.Cineradiography: Motion picture study of successive images appearing on a fluoroscopic screen.Thoracic Surgery: A surgical specialty concerned with diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the heart, lungs, and esophagus. Two major types of thoracic surgery are classified as pulmonary and cardiovascular.Sternum: A long, narrow, and flat bone commonly known as BREASTBONE occurring in the midsection of the anterior thoracic segment or chest region, which stabilizes the rib cage and serves as the point of origin for several muscles that move the arms, head, and neck.Lutembacher Syndrome: A condition characterized by a combination of OSTIUM SECUNDUM ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT and an acquired MITRAL VALVE STENOSIS.Endocardial Fibroelastosis: A condition characterized by the thickening of ENDOCARDIUM due to proliferation of fibrous and elastic tissue, usually in the left ventricle leading to impaired cardiac function (CARDIOMYOPATHY, RESTRICTIVE). It is most commonly seen in young children and rarely in adults. It is often associated with congenital heart anomalies (HEART DEFECTS CONGENITAL;) INFECTION; or gene mutation. Defects in the tafazzin protein, encoded by TAZ gene, result in a form of autosomal dominant familial endocardial fibroelastosis.Device Removal: Removal of an implanted therapeutic or prosthetic device.Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular: Developmental abnormalities in any portion of the VENTRICULAR SEPTUM resulting in abnormal communications between the two lower chambers of the heart. Classification of ventricular septal defects is based on location of the communication, such as perimembranous, inlet, outlet (infundibular), central muscular, marginal muscular, or apical muscular defect.Fibroma: A benign tumor of fibrous or fully developed connective tissue.Ventricular Dysfunction, Left: A condition in which the LEFT VENTRICLE of the heart was functionally impaired. This condition usually leads to HEART FAILURE; MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION; and other cardiovascular complications. Diagnosis is made by measuring the diminished ejection fraction and a depressed level of motility of the left ventricular wall.Heart Septal Defects, Atrial: Developmental abnormalities in any portion of the ATRIAL SEPTUM resulting in abnormal communications between the two upper chambers of the heart. Classification of atrial septal defects is based on location of the communication and types of incomplete fusion of atrial septa with the ENDOCARDIAL CUSHIONS in the fetal heart. They include ostium primum, ostium secundum, sinus venosus, and coronary sinus defects.Electrocardiography: Recording of the moment-to-moment electromotive forces of the HEART as projected onto various sites on the body's surface, delineated as a scalar function of time. The recording is monitored by a tracing on slow moving chart paper or by observing it on a cardioscope, which is a CATHODE RAY TUBE DISPLAY.Atrial Function, Left: The hemodynamic and electrophysiological action of the LEFT ATRIUM.Embolism: Blocking of a blood vessel by an embolus which can be a blood clot or other undissolved material in the blood stream.Feasibility Studies: Studies to determine the advantages or disadvantages, practicability, or capability of accomplishing a projected plan, study, or project.Heart Septal Defects: Abnormalities in any part of the HEART SEPTUM resulting in abnormal communication between the left and the right chambers of the heart. The abnormal blood flow inside the heart may be caused by defects in the ATRIAL SEPTUM, the VENTRICULAR SEPTUM, or both.Thrombosis: Formation and development of a thrombus or blood clot in the blood vessel.Tricuspid Valve Prolapse: Abnormal protrusion of one or more of the leaflets of TRICUSPID VALVE into the RIGHT ATRIUM during SYSTOLE. This allows the backflow of blood into right atrium leading to TRICUSPID VALVE INSUFFICIENCY; SYSTOLIC MURMURS. Its most common cause is not primary valve abnormality but rather the dilation of the RIGHT VENTRICLE and the tricuspid annulus.Ileocecal Valve: The valve, at the junction of the CECUM with the COLON, that guards the opening where the ILEUM enters the LARGE INTESTINE.Equipment Design: Methods of creating machines and devices.Coronary Artery Bypass: Surgical therapy of ischemic coronary artery disease achieved by grafting a section of saphenous vein, internal mammary artery, or other substitute between the aorta and the obstructed coronary artery distal to the obstructive lesion.Anemia, Hemolytic: A condition of inadequate circulating red blood cells (ANEMIA) or insufficient HEMOGLOBIN due to premature destruction of red blood cells (ERYTHROCYTES).Blood Flow Velocity: A value equal to the total volume flow divided by the cross-sectional area of the vascular bed.Predictive Value of Tests: In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.Myocardial Contraction: Contractile activity of the MYOCARDIUM.Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)Recurrence: The return of a sign, symptom, or disease after a remission.Pulmonary Veins: The veins that return the oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.Prosthesis-Related Infections: Infections resulting from the implantation of prosthetic devices. The infections may be acquired from intraoperative contamination (early) or hematogenously acquired from other sites (late).Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Sheep: Any of the ruminant mammals with curved horns in the genus Ovis, family Bovidae. They possess lachrymal grooves and interdigital glands, which are absent in GOATS.
Chordal force distribution determines systolic mitral leaflet configuration and severity of functional mitral regurgitation. (1/2148)OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of the chordae tendineae force distribution on systolic mitral leaflet geometry and mitral valve competence in vitro. BACKGROUND: Functional mitral regurgitation is caused by changes in several elements of the valve apparatus. Interaction among these have to comply with the chordal force distribution defined by the chordal coapting forces (F(c)) created by the transmitral pressure difference, which close the leaflets and the chordal tethering forces (FT) pulling the leaflets apart. METHODS: Porcine mitral valves (n = 5) were mounted in a left ventricular model where leading edge chordal forces measured by dedicated miniature force transducers were controlled by changing left ventricular pressure and papillary muscle position. Chordae geometry and occlusional leaflet area (OLA) needed to cover the leaflet orifice for a given leaflet configuration were determined by two-dimensional echo and reconstructed three-dimensionally. Occlusional leaflet area was used as expression for incomplete leaflet coaptation. Regurgitant fraction (RF) was measured with an electromagnetic flowmeter. RESULTS: Mixed procedure statistics revealed a linear correlation between the sum of the chordal net forces, sigma[Fc - FT]S, and OLA with regression coefficient (minimum - maximum) beta = -115 to -65 [mm2/N]; p < 0.001 and RF (beta = -0.06 to -0.01 [%/N]; p < 0.001). Increasing FT by papillary muscle malalignment restricted leaflet mobility, resulting in a tented leaflet configuration due to an apical and posterior shift of the coaptation line. Anterior leaflet coapting forces increased due to mitral leaflet remodeling, which generated a nonuniform regurgitant orifice area. CONCLUSIONS: Altered chordal force distribution caused functional mitral regurgitation based on tented leaflet configuration as observed clinically. (+info)
Changes in porcine transmitral flow velocity pattern and its diastolic determinants during partial coronary occlusion. (2/2148)OBJECTIVES: To define the mechanical determinants of transmitral flow and the effect of heart rate during regional ischemia. BACKGROUND: Myocardial ischemia changes the transmitral flow velocity pattern due to disease-induced changes in the heart's diastolic properties. METHODS: Regional ischemia was produced in 12 pigs by partially occluding the left anterior descending coronary artery until segment-length shortening in the ischemic region fell by 20%. Transmitral flow velocity patterns and their determinants were measured under two conditions, baseline and ischemia, at two heart rates, 70 and 90 beats/min. RESULTS: Regional ischemia had a significant effect on two determinants of filling: relaxation, which was slower, and chamber stiffness, which increased. These changes were associated with reduced contractility and increased myocardial stiffness, resulting in an early transmitral flow pattern that was flatter and narrower, but no change in the late flow pattern. Moderate increases in heart rate accelerated relaxation and decreased atrioventricular pressure gradient but had no effect on contractility or myocardial or chamber stiffness, resulting in an early transmitral flow pattern that was flatter and narrower and an increased late flow velocity. CONCLUSIONS: This model of regional ischemia leads to a flatter and narrower early transmitral flow velocity pattern and no change in late flow due to a combination of slowed left ventricular relaxation and increased chamber stiffness. Reflex increases in heart rate that accompany ischemia tend to mask this effect. (+info)
Effects of permanent dual-chamber pacing on mitral regurgitation in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. (3/2148)AIMS: To assess the effects of chronic dual-chamber pacing on mitral regurgitation in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-three patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy and mitral regurgitation. treated with DDD pacing for 16 +/- 14 months, were included in the study. Mitral regurgitation was assessed by Doppler-echocardiography using semi-quantitative analysis (grades I-IV) and by measuring the maximum regurgitant jet area/left atrial area ratio. At the end of follow-up, DDD pacing reduced the outflow gradient from 93 +/- 37 mmHg to 31 +/- 30 mmHg (P<0.0001). Nine of the 14 patients who initially had > or =grade II mitral regurgitation improved by at least one grade, two of them exhibiting dramatic improvement (from grade IV and III to grade I). The regurgitant jet area/left atrial area ratio was reduced with DDD pacing from 20 +/- 13% to 11 +/- 6% (P<0.0001). Patients who had significant mitral regurgitation despite pacing were those whose outflow gradient remained high or those with mitral valve organic abnormalities (mitral annulus calcification or mitral valve prolapse). In the absence of organic abnormalities other than leaflet elongation, there was a significant correlation between the gradient value achieved with DDD pacing and the extent of mitral regurgitation (P<0.05). CONCLUSION: In the absence of organic mitral valve abnormalities, DDD pacing reduces in parallel mitral regurgitation and left ventricular outflow gradient. In such patients therefore, significant mitral regurgitation is not a contraindication to pacing. (+info)
Perivalvular abscesses associated with endocarditis; clinical features and prognostic factors of overall survival in a series of 233 cases. Perivalvular Abscesses French Multicentre Study. (4/2148)AIMS: The purposes of this study were to determine the clinical features and to identify prognostic factors of abscesses associated with infective endocarditis. METHODS AND RESULTS: During a 5-year period from January 1989, 233 patients with perivalvular abscesses associated with infective endocarditis were enrolled in a retrospective multicentre study. Of the patients, 213 received medical surgical therapy and 20 medical therapy alone. No causative microorganism could be identified in 31% of cases. Sensitivity for the detection of abscesses was 36 and 80%, respectively using transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography. Surgical treatment consisted of primary suture of the abscess (38%), insertion of a felt aortic or mitral ring using Teflon or pericardium (42%), or debridment of the abscess cavity (20%). The 1 month operative mortality was 16%. Actuarial rates for overall survival at 3 and 27 months in operated patients were 75 +/- 10% and 59 +/- 11%, respectively. Increasing patient age, staphylococcal infection, and fistulization of the abscess were found to be independent risk factors in both 1 month and overall operative mortality. Renal failure was a risk factor predictive of operative mortality at 1 month, whereas uncontrolled infection and circumferential abscess were regarded as risk factors predictive of overall operative mortality. CONCLUSION: The data determined prognostic factors of abscesses associated with infective endocarditis. (+info)
Intraoperative left ventricular perforation with false aneurysm formation. (5/2148)Two cases of perforation of the left ventricle during mitral valve replacement are described. In the first case there was perforation at the site of papillary muscle excision and this was recognized and successfully treated. However, a true ventricular aneurysm developed at the repair site. One month after operation rupture of the left ventricle occurred at a second and separate site on the posterior aspect of the atrioventricular ring. This resulted in a false aneurysm which produced a pansystolic murmur mimicking mitral regurgitation. Both the true and the false aneurysm were successfully repaired. In the second case perforation occurred on the posterior aspect of the atrioventricular ring and was successfully repaired. However, a false ventricular aneurysm developed and ruptured into the left atrium producing severe, but silent, mitral regurgitation. This was recognized and successfully repaired. The implications of these cases are discussed. (+info)
Echocardiographic diagnosis of large fungal verruca attached to mitral valve. (6/2148)In a patient with endocarditis due to Candida tropicalis echocardiograms from mitral valve vegetations were found to mimic the typical pattern of a left atrial myxoma. A mass was shown occupying the mitral orifice posterior to the anterior mitral leaflet; densities also appeared in the left atrium. Though these echocardiographic findings were consistent with the diagnosis of a left atrial myxoma, there were other distinctive differential diagnostic features. Other diagnostic possibilities must, therefore, be considered in the interpretation of echocardiograms which suggest left atrial tumour. (+info)
Long-term clinical and echocardiographic follow-up after percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty with the Inoue balloon. (7/2148)BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to assess the long-term clinical outcome and valvular changes (area and regurgitation) after percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty (PMV). METHODS AND RESULTS: After PMV, 561 patients were followed up for 39 (+/-23) months and clinical/echocardiographic data obtained yearly. Kaplan-Meier and Cox regression analyses were performed to estimate event-free survival, its predictors, and the relative risks of several patient subgroups. There were several nonexclusive events: 19 (3.3%) cardiac deaths, 55 (9.8%) mitral replacements, 6 (1%) repeated PMVs, 56 (10%) cases of restenosis, and 108 (19%) cases of clinical impairment. Survival free of major events (cardiac death, mitral surgery, repeat PMV, or functional impairment) was 69% at 7 years, ranging from 88% to 40% in different subgroups of patients. Wilkins score was the best preprocedural predictor of mitral opening, but the procedural result (mitral area and regurgitation) was the only independent predictor of major event-free survival. Mitral area loss, though mild [0.13 (+/-0.21)cm2], increased with time and was >/=0.3 cm2 in 12%, 22%, and 27% of patients at 3, 5, and 7 years, respectively. Regurgitation did not progress in 81% of patients, and when it occurred it was usually by 1 grade. CONCLUSIONS: Seven years after PMV, more than two thirds of patients were in good clinical condition and free of any major event. The procedural result was the main determinant of long-term outcome, although a high score had also negative implications. Mitral area decreased progressively over time, whereas regurgitation did not tend to progress. (+info)
Mobile echoes on prosthetic valves are not reproducible. Results and clinical implications of a multicentre study. (8/2148)AIMS: To test the hypothesis that inter-observer variability accounts for the wide variation in reported prevalences of fibrin strands on prosthetic heart valves and to develop criteria for their identification and reporting. METHODS AND RESULTS: A videotape with 30 sequences of prosthetic heart valves imaged by transoesophageal echocardiography and showing abnormalities such as strands, microbubbles, and spontaneous echocardiographic contrast, was assessed in 13 European and three American centres. There were three duplicated examples, unbeknown to the observers. Definitions and reported prevalence rates of the abnormalities were analysed, and inter- and intra-observer agreement estimated with the kappa statistic. Mobile echoes were identified in 40 to 80% of the sequences on the tape. The reported prevalence of mobile echoes correlated with the time spent reporting the tape. There was moderate inter-observer agreement for the identification of any mobile echoes (kappa = 0.38), but no agreement for their labelling (kappa = 0.22), in spite of similar definitions. Intra-observer reproducibility was good (agreement in 76% of the reduplicated sequences). CONCLUSIONS: The true prevalence and potential significance of mobile echoes on prosthetic heart valves cannot be assessed unless inter-observer consensus on echocardiographic criteria for identifying such echoes is reached. (+info)
Double Orifice Mitral Valve ~ JPEEI CLINIC
Double orifice mitral valve (DOMV) without mitral regurgitation or mitral stenosis are asymptomatic. Physical findings may only exist if mitral regurgitation or mitral stenosis are present.. The severity of symptoms depends on the degree of left atrial hypertension. Dyspnea, nocturnal cough, and tachypnea occur, related to pulmonary venous congestion and increased lung stiffness. Frequent respiratory infections and wheezing occur, secondary to pulmonary congestion, increased fluid exudation, and airway narrowing. Poor feeding, failure to thrive, fatigue and sweating occur because of heart failure and reduced cardiac output. On occasion, a child with double orifice mitral valve presents with acute pulmonary edema or generalized edema. Hemoptysis and syncope can occur in older patients with double orifice mitral valve.. Double orifice mitral valve is detected in one of 3 ways. As an associated lesion with other congenital heart defects, especially in the presence of atrioventricular (AV) septal ...
Advances in the understanding of the pathogenesis, progression and diagnosis of myxomatous mitral valve disease in dogs
BURCHELL, Richard K. and SCHOEMAN, Johan. Advances in the understanding of the pathogenesis, progression and diagnosis of myxomatous mitral valve disease in dogs. J. S. Afr. Vet. Assoc. [online]. 2014, vol.85, n.1, pp.01-05. ISSN 2224-9435.. A number of key questions remain unanswered in the pathogenesis of myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD). As MMVD typically afflicts small-breed dogs, a genetic basis has been implied. In addition, the fact that not all dogs within a risk group develop MMVD is still unexplained. Research into the pathogenesis of MMVD typically falls under three categorical divisions, namely genetic factors, mechanical factors of the valve and systemic factors. Genetic studies have implicated certain loci in the pathogenesis of MMVD. Of particular interest is the insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1 locus, as IGF-1 is also associated with growth. The mechanical structure and function of the mitral valve have also received much attention in recent years. What has emerged is the ...
Medical management of myxomatous mitral valve disease: An evidence-based veterinary medicine approach
BURCHELL, Richard K. y SCHOEMAN, Johan. Medical management of myxomatous mitral valve disease: An evidence-based veterinary medicine approach. J. S. Afr. Vet. Assoc. [online]. 2014, vol.85, n.1, pp.01-07. ISSN 2224-9435. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/jsava.v85i1.1095.. Myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) is the most common heart disease of dogs. The current management of MMVD in dogs is mostly pharmacological, and the recommendations for treatment are based on a number of veterinary studies. Notwithstanding the current consensus regarding the medical management of MMVD, there remains active debate as to which drugs are the most effective. In order to understand how recommendations are constructed in the pharmacological management of diseases, the veterinarian needs to understand the concept of evidence-based veterinary medicine, and how the findings of these studies can be applied in their own practices. This review summarises the current veterinary literature and explains how the consensus ...
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Your blood is supposed to follow a one-way path through your heart. It flows in through the top chamber (the left atrium), down to the bottom chamber (the left ventricle), and then out to your body. Your mitral valve separates these two chambers and keeps the blood from flowing backward. In mitral valve regurgitation, your mitral valve does not work as it should and allows blood to flow backward into your upper heart chamber.. Mitral valve regurgitation can happen suddenly (acute) or, more commonly, gradually over time (chronic). Acute mitral valve regurgitation is often caused by damage to the heart, perhaps from a heart attack or a heart infection called endocarditis. There are many possible reasons you can develop chronic mitral valve regurgitation, including mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease and untreated high blood pressure. If you have mitral valve regurgitation, you may notice that you feel very tired and that you have a hard time catching your breath when you exercise or ...
Patente US6875224 - Devices and methods for percutaneous mitral valve repair - Google Patentes
Devices and methods are provided for diagnosing and repairing mitral valve defects such as mitral valve regurgitation. According to an exemplary method, mitral valve function is visualized by transesophageal echocardiography. A catheter is inserted along the venous system of the patient through the atrium into the mitral valve. A suction tip grasps the leaflets of the mitral valve to immobilize and juxtapose the leaflets at a point simulating a stitch, and the mitral valve is again observed to confirm that fastening at that point will repair the prolapse or other defect. The mitral valve leaflets are then via a fastening such as a staple or shape memory rivet. The fastener may be inserted by a stapling assembly in the venous catheter tip, or by a separate stapler that is inserted along an arterial path from the opposite direction and guided along a transcardiac rail to the immobilized point. Upon completion of the repair process, the mitral valve is once again visualized by transesophageal
Long-term results of suture annuloplasty for degenerative mitral valve disease: A propensity-matched analysis<...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Long-term results of suture annuloplasty for degenerative mitral valve disease. T2 - A propensity-matched analysis. AU - Garatti, Andrea. AU - Canziani, Alberto. AU - Parolari, Alessandro. AU - Castelvecchio, Serenella. AU - Guazzi, Marco. AU - Daprati, Andrea. AU - Farah, Ali Abu. AU - Grimaldi, Francesco. AU - Tripepi, Sonia. AU - Menicanti, Lorenzo. PY - 2018/1/1. Y1 - 2018/1/1. N2 - Aims Ring annuloplasty is the gold standard of surgical repair in degenerative mitral valve disease. However, prosthetic annuloplasty has some drawbacks and potential hazards. Suture annuloplasty theoretically is able to preserve annular leaflet dynamics and left ventricular performance, but experience is limited. The aim of the study was to review the early and long-term outcome of the posterior double-suture annuloplasty (DSA) technique for degenerative mitral valve repair. Methods From January 2002 to December 2008, 400 patients underwent primary mitral valve repair for degenerative disease ...
Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery: The Evidence | CTSNet
It was a very good discussion on minimally invasive Mitral valve surgery. Everyone is talking about a right sided mini thoracotomy. For the Mitral valve, we forget that the Mitral valve is a left sided structure and the Left Atrium is a posterior structure. We, particularly in India have been used to approaching the Mitral through the left side for a Closed Mitral Valvotomy. Now we can accomplish arterial and venous return through excellent groin cannulation available today. Since most of the Mitral valve patients are relatively young, the concern for atherosclerosis emboli should be minimal. When one does the procedure through the left side, the Mitral valve is closer to the surgeon and the surgery can be accomplished through routine instruments. One does not need knot tiers and knot pushers. From the right side, the Mitral valve is at a fair distance from the incision and one loses the tactile sensation. Advantages of approaching the Mitral valve through the left side are 1. Easy and secure ...
Echocardiography Tutorial - Mitral Valve
The mitral valve lies between the left atrium and the left ventricle and has two leaflets, the anterior and the posterior. In the figures below, the anterior leaflet is colored green and the posterior leaflet is colored blue. The corresponding video clips show the motion of the valve through the cardiac cycle, but the leaflets are not colored. The images in the left column show the mitral valve directly visualized from the left ventricle, where the chordae tendinae of the subvalvular apparatus can be appreciated. The middle images are taken using transthoracic echocardiography in a 2 chamber, long axis view of the mitral valve. The images on the right are taken of the anterior and posterior leaflets in a short axis view of the heart taken at the level of the mitral valve annulus using transthoracic echocardiography. Applications such as color flow echocardiography allow for the visualization of flow through the mitral valve. Other anatomical features of the mitral valve that can be visualized ...
Edge-to-Edge Mitral Valve Repair Without Ring Annuloplasty for Acute Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation | Circulation
IMR continues to be a clinical challenge, and the best surgical treatment for this ever-increasing patient population remains to be defined. Alfieri edge-to-edge mitral repair along with mitral ring annuloplasty partially eliminates ischemic and functional mitral regurgitation.10,12 However, no large series of patients with IMR treated with this technique has been reported, and the efficacy of Alfieri repair without ring annuloplasty is unknown. This acute ovine experiment revealed that the Alfieri repair did not prevent acute IMR. Furthermore, it did not alter the annular, subvalvular, and leaflet geometric distortions associated with acute ischemia.. Acute posterolateral ischemia in sheep results in annular dilatation and larger SL annular diameter,18 similar to that reported here. However, the mitral CC diameter increase, has not been observed previously and may be because of the acute, open-chest nature of this experiment. Interestingly, the annular geometric changes during ischemia did not ...
Patent US20030144697 - Fixed length anchor and pull mitral valve device and method - Google Patents
A device effects the mitral valve annulus geometry of a heart. The device includes a first anchor configured to be positioned within and anchored to the coronary sinus of the heart adjacent the mitral valve annulus within the heart and a second anchor configured to be positioned within the coronary sinus of the heart proximal to the first anchor and adjacent the mitral valve annulus within the heart. The second anchor, when deployed, anchors against distal movement and is moveable in a proximal direction. The device further includes a connecting member having a fixed length permanently attached to the first and second anchors. As a result, when the first and second anchors are within the coronary sinus with the first anchor anchored in the coronary sinus, the second anchor may be displaced proximally to effect the geometry of the mitral valve annulus and released to maintain the effect on the mitral valve geometry.
Mitral valve closure in atrial flutter. | Circulation
12 patients who had atrial flutter without clinical, echocardiographic or angiographic evidence of aortic insufficiency were studied with simultaneous echo- and phonocardiograms. In patients with high-grade atrioventricular (AV) block, the mitral valve opened and closed with each flutter wave. Of seven patients, two had persistent and five had intermittent early mitral valve closure before QRS inscription. In five patients (three with 2:1 AV block) the mitral valve closed on time. In one patient with a mitral valve prosthesis, echocardiography and cinefluorography demonstrated closure during mid-diastole, with reopening in late diastole after a flutter wave. Final valve closure occurred before the onset of the QRS, and each closure was associated with a click. Simultaneous phonocardiographic analysis in these patients demonstrated that the first heart sound intensity was inversely related to the degree of mitral valve preclosure. This relationship was independent of the length of the RR ...
Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair With the Edge-to-Edge Technique | JACC: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
The paper by Feldman et al. (1) in this issue of the Journalis the first published report about a new percutaneous mitral valve technology, the edge-to-edge Evalve clip (Evalve Inc., Menlo Park, California). This is an important step into a new era of catheter-based valve procedures and one that will be compared and contrasted with the ongoing excellent surgical results obtained with mitral valve repair of the myxomatous regurgitant mitral valve. The investigators, who are among the leading cardiac interventionalists in the country, have performed a carefully thought out phase I U.S. Food and Drug Administration safety trial of 27 low-risk patients with myxomatous valve disease, a group of patients for whom surgical repair of the mitral valve is safe and effective. They have clearly documented the safety of this procedure, and have also documented that there is a significant learning curve as it relates to fluoroscopy time, echocardiography time, and anesthesia time. The investigators have been ...
Transesophageal echocardiography during mitral valve repair underestimates mitral valve area by pressure half-time calculation ...
Background: Mitral valve repair (MVRr) has become the mainstay of surgical treatment for mitral valvular regurgitation. Evaluation of MVRr by intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (IOE) has been routinely employed to guide the operation. While the main objective of IOE is to assess for residual mitral regurgitation, it is also important to exclude significant mitral stenosis. Utilisation of pressure half-time (PHT) to estimate mitral valve area (MVA) has been shown to be reliable in normal clinical situations. However, in MVRr, the accuracy of MVA calculation by PHT needs to be ascertained. Methods and results: Data from IOE and post-MVRr transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) from the year 1998 to 2002 were analysed and when required, offline PHT measurements were made. The mean time interval between the two echocardiographic examinations was 10.6 (1 to 56) weeks. In our 36 cases, the IOE MVA was found to be 2.1 ± 0.5 cm 2, with the corresponding TTE MVA to be 2.7 ± 1.0 cm 2. MVA by ...
Mitral Valve Repair or Replacement: Before Your Surgery
Mitral valve surgery can repair or replace your hearts mitral valve. The new valve may be mechanical or made of animal tissue, often from a pig. Your doctor will talk with you before surgery about which type of valve is best for you.. The mitral valve opens and closes to keep blood flowing in the proper direction through your heart. When the mitral valve does not close properly (mitral valve regurgitation) or is very tight and narrow (mitral valve stenosis), blood does not flow through the heart the right way.. You will be asleep during the surgery. The doctor will make a cut (incision) in the skin over your breastbone (sternum). Then the doctor will cut through your sternum to reach your heart.. The doctor will connect you to a heart-lung bypass machine, which is used to add oxygen to your blood and move the blood through your body. This machine will allow the doctor to stop your heartbeat while he or she works on your heart.. While your heartbeat is stopped, the doctor will repair or replace ...
Mitral Valve Repair | Cardiac Surgery in the Adult, 5e | AccessCardiology | McGraw-Hill Medical
It can be reasonably argued that the very dawn of cardiac surgery began with a mitral valve repair. On May 20, 1923, Dr Elliot Carr Cutler (Fig. 35-1) performed the worlds first successful mitral valve repair at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.1 Dr Cutler carried out a transventricular mitral valve commissurotomy with a neurosurgical tenotomy knife on a critically ill 12-year-old girl. His choice of instrument was likely influenced by Dr Harvey Cushing who was surgeon-in-chief at the time. A new era in surgery was introduced as well as the reality of mitral valve repair.2 Cutler had worked assiduously on this problem in the Surgical Research Laboratories of Harvard Medical School before turning his attention to this critically ill patient. Subsequent attempts at this operation using a device to cut out a segment of the diseased mitral valve resulted in several deaths from massive mitral regurgitation and Cutler eventually abandoned the procedure.3 Of Cutlers ...
Surgical Ablation Versus No Surgical Ablation for Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Undergoing Mitral Valve Surgery - Full Text...
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the addition of surgical ablation to planned mitral valve surgery for patients with persistent or longstanding persistent AF (within 6 months prior to randomization) reduces the incidence of postoperative heart arrhythmia compared to mitral valve repair with medication therapy alone. This is a randomized, multi-center trial which will enroll 260 subjects who will be randomized in a 1:1 fashion to: (a) mitral valve surgery plus surgical ablation or (b) mitral valve surgery without ablation (control group). All patients will undergo ligation or excision of the left atrial appendage. Patients assigned to the ablation group will be further randomized (1:1) to one of two lesion sets: (1) pulmonary vein isolation only or (2) biatrial Maze lesions. The target population for this trial consists of adult patients with mitral valve disease requiring surgical intervention and persistent or longstanding persistent atrial fibrillation. All patients who meet ...
Left atrial isolation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation due to mitral valve disease. Hemodynamic evaluation<...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Left atrial isolation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation due to mitral valve disease. Hemodynamic evaluation. AU - Graffigna, A.. AU - Ressia, L.. AU - Pagani, F.. AU - Minzioni, G.. AU - Vigano, M.. PY - 1993. Y1 - 1993. N2 - Ablation of atrial fibrillation secondary to mitral valve disease is frequently impossible after isolated mitral valve surgery. In order to improve sinus rhythm recovery in such patients, patients with rheumatic mitral valve disease and chronic atrial fibrillation underwent surgical electrophysiological isolation of the left atrium at the time of surgery. The left atrium is left free to fibrillate, beat or stand still, while the right atrium recovers its sinus activation and warrants a regular ventricular rate. Apart from this advantage, we tested the hypothesis that the recovery of right atrial booster function could significantly improve cardiac output. From May 1989 to July 1993 184 patients with mitral with or without other valve disease ...
Influence of Chronic Tethering of the Mitral Valve on Mitral Leaflet Size and Coaptation in Functional Mitral Regurgitation |...
Our study shows that: 1) the mitral leaflet coaptation decreased proportionally in patients with FMR related to the bilateral PM displacement, despite increased total leaflet area to compensate for the increased mitral annular area and mitral leaflet tethering; 2) annular area was significantly smaller and leaflet-to-annular area ratio was significantly larger in patients with global LV remodeling who have nonsignificant FMR compared with the patients with significant FMR; and 3) the indexes of coaptation were related to MR severity.. FMR is produced by a complex combination of pathophysiological processes where distorted and spherical LV geometry leads to tethering of the chordae and therefore incomplete leaflet coaptation (8,10,21). In this condition, patients with mitral leaflet tethering have been shown to have larger mitral leaflet area than the control subjects (10). Similarly, Dal-Bianco et al. (22) demonstrated that mechanical stresses imposed by PM tethering increased MV leaflet area ...
Mount Sinai Investigators Find Greater Life Expectancy and Durability in Patients Who Received Mitral Valve Operations from...
May 2, 2017 /Press Release/ -- Patients can maximize chances of high-quality mitral valve repair through referral to surgeons with large annual repair rates. Surgeons who perform more than 25 mitral valve operations a year are more likely to perform repairs that are durable, and their patients are more likely to be alive a year after the operation, than when operations are performed by lower-volume surgeons, an Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai study has found.. The results of the study will be presented at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery Centennial meeting on Tuesday, May 2, in Boston and published online simultaneously in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study is the first to highlight that patients operated on by higher volume mitral surgeons experienced lower one year mortality and rates of reoperations compared to those operated by low volume mitral surgeons.. Mitral valve repair is the recommended treatment for patients with severe degenerative ...
Comparing the Effectiveness of a Mitral Valve Repair Procedure in Combination With Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)...
CAD occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart become blocked as a result of plaque buildup. In severe cases, CAD can cause chest pain, shortness of breath, and heart attack. CABG is one treatment option for people with CAD. During a CABG procedure, a healthy artery or vein from another part of the body is connected to the blocked coronary artery. Blood flow is then routed around the blockage to the heart.. After a heart attack, some people may have a leak in the mitral valve of the heart. This condition is known as ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) and is associated with poor health outcomes, including worsening heart failure. In people with severe mitral valve leakage, the CABG procedure and a mitral valve repair procedure are routinely performed together; however, in people with only moderate valve leakage, there is no consensus in the medical community as to whether the mitral valve repair procedure is beneficial at the time of CABG. The purpose of this study is to determine ...
DEGENERATIVE MITRAL VALVE DISEASE | Hurst's The Heart, 14e | AccessCardiology | McGraw-Hill Medical
The normal mitral valve permits one-way blood flow from the left atrium to the left ventricle in an efficient, nearly frictionless fashion.1 Although even a normal competent valve may allow a trivial amount of reversed flow, more than a trace of mitral regurgitation is considered pathologic.2 Mild-to-moderate mitral regurgitation is tolerated indefinitely as long as it does not worsen. However, severe mitral regurgitation causes left ventricular remodeling reduced forward cardiac output, neurohumoral activation, left ventricular damage, heart failure, and ultimately death.3 The natural history of mitral regurgitation depends intimately on its etiology, the severity of left ventricular volume overload as well as its contractile performance, and the appearance of overlapping clinical conditions secondary to reversal flow, such as atrial fibrillation and pulmonary hypertension.4 In this setting, myxomatous degeneration of the mitral valve, a very common pathologic substrate of mitral valve ...
Procedural Guidance Using Advance Imaging Techniques for Percutaneous Edge-to-Edge Mitral Valve Repair | SpringerLink
Repeated mitral valve replacement in a patient with extensive annular calcification | Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery | Full...
Mitral valve replacement in the presence of severe annular calcification is a technical challenge. A 47-year-old lady who had undergone mitral and aortic valve replacement for rheumatic disease 27 years before presented with dyspnea. At reoperation, extensive mitral annular calcification was hindering the disc motion of the Starr-Edwards mitral prosthesis. The old prosthesis was removed and a St Jude Medical mechanical valve was implanted after thorough annular debridement. Postoperatively the patient developed paravalvular leak and hemolytic anemia, subsequently undergoing reoperation three days later. The mitral valve was replaced with an Edwards MIRA valve, with a bulkier sewing cuff, after more aggressive annular debridement. Although initially there was no paravalvular leak, it recurred five days later. The patient also developed a small cerebral hemorrhage. As the paravalvular leak and hemolytic anemia gradually worsened, the patient underwent reoperation 14 days later. A Carpentier-Edwards
Investigation of Mitral Valve Replacement in a Patient with Mitral Valve Stenosis Who Complicated with Myelodysplastic Syndrome...
Patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) most commonly have refractory anemia accompanied by various degrees of granulocytopenia and thrombocytopenia. At the time of cardiac surgery, both major infections and bleeding are severe complications in patients with pancytopenia due to MDS. However, there were very few patients with MDS who had undergone open-heart surgery. We reported a case of mitral valve replacement in a patient with MDS. A 68-year-old man with valvular heart disease and MDS, with a platelet count of 1.9 ~104/mm3, underwent successful mitral valve replacement. The mitral valve was replaced by an SJM25A prosthesis after resection of left atrial thrombosis using cardiopulmonary bypass. Platelets were transfused after the bypass. Perioperative hemorrhage was moderate and postoperative course was uneventful. We evaluated platelet function by Sonoclot coagulation and a platelet function analyzer. We did not need a large amount of transfusion of red blood cells and platelets, and ...
The extent of papillary muscle approximation affects mortality and durability of mitral valve repair for ischemic mitral...
Since reduction annuloplasty alone for ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR) cannot prevent late recurrence of MR or improve survival for those with left ventricular (LV) dysfunction, and the surgical approach to this etiology is still controversial, we conducted a study to assess the efficacy of the additional papillary muscle approximation (PMA) procedure for ischemic MR by comparing the different subtypes of PMA. We studied 45 patients who underwent mitral annuloplasty and papillary muscle approximation (PMA) for ischemic MR between 2003 and 2012. Papillary muscles were approximated entirely (cPMA: complete PMA, n = 32) through an LV incision or partially from the tips to mid-parts (iPMA: incomplete PMA, n = 13) through the mitral and aortic valves. Twenty-three patients with cPMA also underwent LV plasty (LVP). We assessed the outcomes after PMA by comparing cPMA and iPMA. The baseline MR grade, NYHA class, LV end-diastolic diameter, and LV ejection fraction (LVEF) were 2.8 ± 1.0, 3.2 ± 0.6, 67 ± 6
Feasibility and predictors of early discharge after percutaneous edge-to-edge mitral valve repair | Heart
Methods and results Consecutive patients treated with MitraClip from October 2008 to December 2015 were analysed. Primary outcomes of interest were cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular mortality, rehospitalisation for heart failure and major adverse events at 30 days and 90 days. A total of 269 patients were included. Of these, 115 patients were early discharged (ED group). Rates of ED increased from 25.9% for the biennium 2008-2009 to 59.1% in 2014-2015 (p,0.001 for trend). In a penalised logistic regression model, male gender (OR=2.13, 95% CI 1.17 to 3.95) and procedural year (OR=2.13, 95% CI 1.51 to 3.11) were associated with higher probability of ED. Conversely, atrial fibrillation (OR=0.48, 95% CI 0.27 to 0.85), any Mitral Valve Academic Research Consortium bleeding (OR=0.07, 95% CI 0.01 to 0.60), log-transformed N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide levels (OR=0.79, 95% CI 0.63 to 0.99) and postimplant MR grade (OR=0.60, 95% CI 0.37 to 0.94) conferred a lower likelihood of ED. In ...
Transesophageal echocardiography-guided percutaneous intervention for a mitral valve leaflet perforation<...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Transesophageal echocardiography-guided percutaneous intervention for a mitral valve leaflet perforation. AU - Goswami, Rajiv. AU - Colin, Barker. AU - Jackson, Matthew. AU - Kleiman, Neal. AU - Little, Stephen. PY - 2015/4/27. Y1 - 2015/4/27. KW - duct occluder. KW - intervention. KW - mitral valve. KW - regurgitation. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84929190266&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84929190266&partnerID=8YFLogxK. U2 - 10.1016/j.jcin.2014.11.028. DO - 10.1016/j.jcin.2014.11.028. M3 - Article. C2 - 25946451. AN - SCOPUS:84929190266. VL - 8. SP - 754. EP - 755. JO - JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. JF - JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. SN - 1936-8798. IS - 5. ER - ...
Mitral Valve Replacement: Minimally Invasive
Finite Element Modeling of Mitral Valve Repair | Journal of Biomechanical Engineering | ASME DC
The mitral valve is a complex structure regulating forward flow of blood between the left atrium and left ventricle (LV). Multiple disease processes can affect its proper function, and when these diseases cause severe mitral regurgitation (MR), optimal treatment is repair of the native valve. The mitral valve (MV) is a dynamic structure with multiple components that have complex interactions. Computational modeling through finite element (FE) analysis is a valuable tool to delineate the biomechanical properties of the mitral valve and understand its diseases and their repairs. In this review, we present an overview of relevant mitral valve diseases, and describe the evolution of FE models of surgical valve repair techniques.. ...
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
The heart has four valves that regulate blood flow through the heart. The mitral valve is the heart valve located between the left atrium, or upper chamber of the heart, and left ventricle, or lower chamber of the heart. After the left atrium fills with blood the mitral valve opens to allow the blood to flow down into the left ventricle. When the heart pumps and the left ventricle contracts, the mitral valve closes and blood flows outward through the aortic valve (the exit valve of the heart) and into the circulation of the body.. If the mitral valve does not close properly, blood flows backwards into the left atrium. This back flow is called "regurgitation." Small amounts of regurgitation are well tolerated, but if the amount increases over time, symptoms such as breathlessness and weakness can result. The heart muscle grows larger due to increased work load and becomes a less efficient pump.. Medicines or heart valve surgery may be recommended as treatment.. ...
Recurrence of mitral valve regurgitation after mitral valve repair in degenerative valve disease. | DIAL.pr - BOREAL
Comparison of clinical outcomes in patients undergoing mitral valve replacement with mechanical or biological substitutes: a 20...
The choice of prosthesis for mitral valve replacement still remains controversial. This study assessed mortality, bleeding events and reoperation in patients who underwent mitral valve replacement surgery with biological or mechanical substitutes. A total of 352 patients who underwent mitral valve replacement surgery between 1990 and 2008 with 5 to 23 years of follow-up were retrospectively evaluated in a cohort study. The 5, 10, 15 and 20 year survival rates after surgery using a mechanical substitute were 87.7%, 74.2%, 69.3% and 69.3%, respectively, while after surgery with a biological substitute, they were 87.6%, 71.0%, 64.2% and 56.6%, respectively. There was no significant difference between the two groups (p = 0.38). In the multivariate analysis, the factors associated with death were age, bleeding events and renal failure. The probabilities of remaining free of reoperation at 5, 10, 15 and 20 years after surgery using a mechanical substitute were 94.4%, 92.7%, 92.7% and 92.7%; after surgery with
Mechanisms of hemolysis after mitral valve repair: assessment by serial echocardiography | JACC: Journal of the American...
In vitro studies have demonstrated that shear forces ,3000 dynes/cm2are associated with significant red cell destruction (24). A recent report by Garcia et al. provided new insights into the pathophysiology of mitral prosthetic hemolysis (8). Using fluid dynamic simulation models, they showed that rapid acceleration, fragmentation and collision jets were associated with high shear stress and may therefore produce hemolysis, whereas free and slow deceleration jets were not. However, their study included only 3 patients with hemolytic anemia after mitral valve repair.. This study was therefore conducted to determine the hydrodynamic mechanisms involved in the occurrence of hemolysis after mitral valve repair as assessed by serial two-dimensional and color flow Doppler echocardiography. We found that clinically significant hemolysis in patients after mitral valve repair is associated with distinct patterns of regurgitant flow that have been shown (8)to be associated with high shear stress: ...
Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair Periprocedural Care: Preprocedural Planning, Equipment
Percutaneous mitral valve repair (MVR) is used to treat mitral regurgitation (MR; depicted in the image below). Percutaneous procedures used to treat valvular heart disease were first developed decades ago; the first pulmonic balloon valvuloplasty was reported in 1982 and was quickly followed by applications to the aortic and mitral valves.
Sabinet | Mitral valve and coronary artery bypass surgeries 13 years after pneumonectomy for lung cancer : online article -...
We successfully performed coronary artery bypass grafting and mitral valve replacement in a 72-year-old man who had undergone a left pneumonectomy 13 years previously due to a malignant mass. The patient was admitted to our clinic with symptoms of dyspnoea, palpitations, chest pain and fatigue. He was diagnosed with mitral valve disease and two-vessel coronary artery disease, as seen from echocardiography and catheterisation studies. Conventional cardiopulmonary bypass grafting was performed following sternotomy. The patient's heart was completely displaced to the left hemithorax. Saphenous vein grafts were harvested. Distal anastomoses were performed with the use of the on-pump beating heart technique without cross clamping. Afterwards a cross clamping was placed and a left atriotomy was performed. The mitral valve was severely calcific. A mitral valve replacement was performed using number 27 mechanical valve after the valve had been excised. The patient's postoperative course was uneventful
Impact of Complications on Outcomes Following Aortic and Mitral Valve Replacements in the United States - Redorbit
By Allareddy, V Ward, M M; Ely, J W; Allareddy, V; Levett, J Aim. Heart valve replacement surgeries account for 20% of all cardiac procedures. In-hospital mortality rates are approximately 6% for aortic valve replacements and 10% for mitral valve replacements. The objectives of the study are to provide nationally representative estimates of complications following aortic and mitral valve replacements and to quantify the impact of different types of complications on in-hospital outcomes. Methods. The Nationwide Inpatient Sample was analyzed for years 2000-2003. The effect of complications on in-hospital mortality, length of stay (LOS), and hospital charges were examined using bivariate and multivariable logistic and linear regression analyses. The confounding effects of age, sex, primary diagnosis, type of valve replacement, type of admission, comorbid conditions, and hospital characteristics were adjusted. Results. A total of 43 909 patients underwent aortic valve replacement as the primary ...
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Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs - an Update and Perspectives : Macedonian Veterinary Review
22. Reynolds, C.A., Brown, D.C., Rush, J.E., Fox, P.R., Nguyenba, T.P., Lehmkuhl, L.B., Gordon, S.G., Kellihan, H.B., Stepien, R.L, Lefbom, B.K., Meier, C.K.,Oyama, M.A. (2012). Prediction of first onset of congestive heart failure in dogs with degenerative mitral valve disease: The PREDICT cohort study. J. Vet. Cardiol. 14, 1, 193-202. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvc.2012.01.008CrossrefGoogle Scholar ...
Echocardiographic assessment of left ventricular filling after mitral valve surgery. | Heart
In order to investigate the functional effects of mitral valve surgery, echocardiograms showing left ventricular dimension were recorded and digitised in 14 normal subjects and 129 patients after mitral valve surgery. Measurements were made of peak rate of increase of dimension (dD/dt) and duration of rapid filling, studies on left ventriculograms in 36 patients having shown close correlation between these values and changes in cavity volume. In 14 patients with mitral stenosis, peak dD/dt was reduced to 7-2 +/ 1-5 cm/s, and filling period prolonged to 330 +/- 65 ms, compared with normal (16-0 +/- 3-2 cm/s, and 160 +/- 50 ms, respectively), and after mitral valvotomy, these values improved significantly (10-4 +/- 2-7 cm/s and 245 +/- 55 ms). Characteristic abnormalities were found in 67 patients with mitral prostheses. Values for the Björk-Shiley (10-5 +/- 4-2 cm/s and 180 +/- 80 ms) and Hancock (10-3 +/- 3-7 cm/s, 245 +/- 80 ms) values were similar, and both superior to the Starr-Edwards (7-4 ...
Multicenter evaluation of high-risk mitral valve operations: Implications for novel transcatheter valve therapies<...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Multicenter evaluation of high-risk mitral valve operations. T2 - Implications for novel transcatheter valve therapies. AU - Lapar, Damien J.. AU - Isbell, James M.. AU - Crosby, Ivan K.. AU - Kern, John. AU - Lim, D. Scott. AU - Fonner, Edwin. AU - Speir, Alan M.. AU - Rich, Jeffrey B.. AU - Kron, Irving L.. AU - Ailawadi, Gorav. PY - 2014/12/1. Y1 - 2014/12/1. N2 - Results Of 2,440 isolated mitral operations, 29% (n = 698) were HR per REALISM criteria. Median STS Predicted Risk of Mortality (PROM) for HR patients was 6.6% compared with 1.6% for non-HR patients (p , 0.001). The HR patients more commonly underwent MV replacement as well as urgent (30% vs 19%, p , 0.001) operations. High-risk patients incurred higher morbidity and mortality (7% vs 1.6%) with longer intensive care unit (48 vs 41 hours) and hospital stays (7 vs 6 days, all p , 0.001). Among REALISM criteria, STS PROM 12% or greater and high-risk STS criteria were the only criteria associated with ...
BestBets: Is short-term anticoagulation necessary after mitral valve repair?
The ACC/AHA 1998 guidelines for the management of patients with valvular heart disease do not provide recommendations for patients who have undergone a mitral valve repair and neither do the ACCP guidelines of 2004. The European Society of Cardiology do provide guidelines for these patients, stating that there are no randomized controlled trials to support the safety of omitting warfarin after mitral repair. They recommend 3 months of warfarin at a target INR of 2.5 or 3.0 if there are additional risk factors. They acknowledge that this is based on expert consensus and acknowledge that many surgeons do not follow this guideline. Vaughan et al in a survey of UK surgeons found that 64% of consultants used warfarin post mitral repair, thus demonstrating that there is much variation in the anticoagulation management of patients post mitral repair in the UK. Of the large series of patients with mitral valve repair, Carpentier et al have provided the longest follow up. They reported their long term ...
Bioprosthetic vs. Mechanical Mitral Valve Replacement in Patients Aged 50-69 Years | Journal Scan - American College of...
No survival difference was observed between use of mechanical and bioprosthetic mitral valves in patients aged 50-69 years matched by propensity score (actuarial 15-year survival 57.5% [95% confidence interval (CI) 50.5-64.4%] vs. 59.9% [95% CI 54.8-65.0%], hazard ratio [HR] 0.95 [95% CI 0.79-1.15]), or in a subgroup analysis of age by decade. Among patients matched by propensity score, mechanical versus bioprosthetic mitral valve replacement was associated with higher 15-year incidence of stroke (14.0% [95% CI 9.5-18.6%] vs. 6.8% [95% CI 4.5-8.8%], HR 1.62 [95% CI 1.10-2.39]) and bleeding events (14.9% [95% CI 11.0-18.8%] vs. 9.0% [95% CI 6.4-11.5%], HR 1.50 [95% CI 1.05-2.16]), but a lower incidence of reoperation (5.0% [95% CI 3.1-6.9%] vs. 11.1% [95% CI 7.6-14.6%], HR 0.59 [95% CI 0.37-0.94]).. ...
Patent US7186264 - Method and apparatus for improving mitral valve function - Google Patents
A method and apparatus for reducing mitral regurgitation. The apparatus is inserted into the coronary sinus of a patient in the vicinity of the posterior leaflet of the mitral valve, the apparatus being adapted to straighten the natural curvature of at least a portion of the coronary sinus in the vicinity of the posterior leaflet of the mitral valve, whereby to move the posterior annulus anteriorly and thereby improve leaflet coaptation and reduce mitral regurgitation.
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The Auscultation Assistant - Mitral Valve Prolapse
Systolic Murmurs - Mitral Valve Prolapse. You are listening to a typical example of the murmur caused by mitral valve prolapse. The pathophysiology of mitral valve prolapse is varied, but can be thought of as an inability of the papillary muscles or chordae tendineae to completely tether the mitral valve during the late stages of systole. As the left ventricle chamber decreases in size, the papillary muscles and/or the chordae fail to maintain tension on the mitral valve, and it prolapses with a brief regurgitant period into the left atrium. This is a common syndrome which frequently is associated with young adult women, and can present as attacks of palpitations, anxiety, or light-headedness. Although it is usually a mild symptom, patients with mitral valve prolapse with evidence of regurgitation by echo should be given antibiotic prophylaxis during invasive procedures to help prevent bacterial endocarditis.. The murmur of mitral valve prolapse is somewhat complex. Following a normal S1 and ...
Mitral valve repair - Wikipedia
In 1923 Dr. Elliott Cutler of the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital performed the worlds first successful heart valve surgery - a mitral valve repair. The patient was a 12-year-old girl with rheumatic mitral stenosis.. The development of the heart-lung machine in the 1950s paved the way for replacement of the mitral valve with an artificial valve in the 1960s. For decades after, mitral valve replacement was the only surgical option for patients with a severely diseased mitral valve. However, there are some significant downsides to a prosthetic mitral valve. Infection of the valve can occur, which is dangerous and difficult to treat. Patients with mechanical heart valves are required to take blood thinners for the rest of their lives, which presents a risk of bleeding complications. The artificial mitral valve has an elevated risk of stroke. Patients with mechanical heart valves who use warfarin for anticoagulation have to be on long-term anticoagulation therapy. This means they must go to the clinic ...
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Coronary Atherosclerosis & Mitral Valve Insufficiency & Thickening of the Mitral Valve Leaflets: Causes & Reasons - Symptoma
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Alfieri stitch for temporary severe functional mitral regurgitation after aortic valve replacement | Surgical Case Reports |...
The outcome in functional mitral regurgitation after aortic valve replacement is unclear. A frail 82-year-old woman with severe aortic valve regurgitation and mild to moderate functional mitral valve regurgitation (NYHA functional class III) was referred to our clinic. In consideration of her frail condition, aortic valve replacement without mitral surgery was performed. She had hemodynamic instability and difficulty to wean off cardiopulmonary bypass caused by severe functional mitral valve regurgitation with left ventricular dilatation. A central Alfieri edge-to-edge stitch was placed between the anatomical middle of the two leaflets of the mitral valve after reinstitution of cardiopulmonary bypass. This eliminated the mitral regurgitation, which enabled successful separation from cardiopulmonary bypass.
Localizing Mitral Valve Perforations With 3D Transesophageal Echocardiography | JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging
with the advent of real-time 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3d tee), rapid creation of high-quality, true-to-life images of mitral valve anatomy and pathology has become possible in the vast majority of patients (1). In addition to common mitral valve lesions, such as degenerative mitral valve disease, 3D TEE is invaluable for characterizing less frequently encountered disorders, including endocarditis and its complications (2). Precise localization of leaflet perforations can be challenging on 2-dimensional images, particularly for non-experts. While the affected scallop can often be identified with the help of color Doppler, it may be difficult to pinpoint the site of perforation with respect to the leaflet tip. The addition of 3D TEE often provides clarity in this regard, helping to determine the feasibility of surgical repair. In this iPIX, we demonstrate the role of real-time 3D TEE in characterizing mitral leaflet perforations at various sites. Asterisks denote the aorta ...
Dyspnea & Mitral Valve Prolapse & Thickening of the Mitral Valve Leaflets: Causes & Reasons - Symptoma
Mitral valve prolapse - Wikipedia
Mitral valve prolapse (MVP; a.k.a. floppy mitral valve syndrome, systolic click murmur syndrome or billowing mitral leaflet) is a valvular heart disease characterized by the displacement of an abnormally thickened mitral valve leaflet into the left atrium during systole. It is the primary form of myxomatous degeneration of the valve. There are various types of MVP, broadly classified as classic and nonclassic. In its nonclassic form, MVP carries a low risk of complications and often can be kept minimal by dietary attention. In severe cases of classic MVP, complications include mitral regurgitation, infective endocarditis, congestive heart failure, and, in rare circumstances, cardiac arrest. The diagnosis of MVP depends upon echocardiography, which uses ultrasound to visualize the mitral valve. The prevalence of MVP is estimated at 2-3% of the population. The condition was first described by John Brereton Barlow in 1966. In consequence, it may also be referred to as Barlows syndrome, and was ...
Mitral Valve Insufficiency | IVG Hospitals
Mitral valve insufficiency (MI) is inadequate closure of the valve that separates the left atrium from the left ventricle. This disorder can be due to backward movement of the valve (prolapsing), thickening of the valve, gradual (chronic) degeneration of the valve, bacterial infection of the valve, narrowing of the opening in the valve or dysfunction of the muscles or chords controlling the valve. Chronic degeneration of the valve is the most common cause of MI in dogs and cats.. This inability to close the mitral valve completely causes regurgitation (backward flow) of blood into the left atrium of the heart. This regurgitation increases the amount of blood that the left atrium has to pump, which may lead to volume overloading. As a means of compensation, the left atrium may dilate (expand). This is a condition known as left atrial enlargement. In later stages of disease, the left ventricle and veins of the lungs are generally enlarged as well.. Signs of MI include coughing, increased heart ...
Unusual findings in secondary hypertension: double orifice mitral associated to aortic coarctation, bicuspid aortic valve, and...
Double orifice mitral valve is a rare congenital anomaly presenting as the division of the mitral orifice into two anatomically distinct orifices, it is most often associated with other congenital heart defects such as left-sided obstructive lesions, ventricular septal defects or aortic coarctation. We report the case of a 15 years old boy, admitted for arterial hypertension, auscultation revealed a rude aortic systolic murmur. Femoral pulses were weak. Owing to the suspicion of aortic coarctation, transthoracic echocardiography was performed, the aortic coarctation with dilation of the aorta proximal to the stenosis was confirmed and bicuspid aortic valve was found with good function. The mitral valve was dysmorphic, having two orifices; it was divided into 2 separate valve orifices by a fibrous bridge. No mitral or aortic regurgitation was documented by color Doppler flow imaging. The left ventricular ejection fraction was normal. There was a small peri membranous ventricular septal defect with left
Mitral Valve Regurgitation: Repair or Replace the Valve? - North Kansas City Hospital, Kansas City, MO
To treat mitral valve regurgitation surgically, the options are to repair or replace the mitral valve. Repair of the heart valve may be recommended if it is likely that the valve can be repaired and that the repair will last a long time.. Valve replacement may be recommended if your mitral valve is seriously damaged and cannot be repaired.. The decision about whether to repair or replace a valve is based on many things, including your general health, the condition of the damaged valve, the presence of other health conditions, and the expected benefits of surgery. In some cases, the decision clearly may be in favor of repair or in favor of replacement.. ...
HealthDay - Mitral Valve Prolapse
Mitral valve prolapse is a condition that occurs when the mitral valve of the heart doesnt work properly. This valve controls the flow of blood between the upper left chamber of the heart (the left atrium) and the lower left chamber (the left ventricle). Normally, the mitral valve forms a tight seal between the two when it needs to. But with mitral valve prolapse, the valve doesnt seal tightly, which can cause blood to flow back in the opposite direction. This in turn can cause a variety of heart complications.
Cardiosurgery: Mitral valve insufficiency (prolapse) | Prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive). Treatment...
Mitral valve insufficiency (prolapse) | Prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive). Cardiosurgery: Treatment...
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Propensity-matched analysis of outcomes after mitral valve surgery between trainees and consultants (institutional report)<...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Propensity-matched analysis of outcomes after mitral valve surgery between trainees and consultants (institutional report). AU - Bruno, Vito D.. AU - Chivasso, Pierpaolo. AU - Hayat, Amna. AU - Marsico, Roberto. AU - Benedetto, Umberto. AU - Caputo, Massimo. AU - Ascione, Raimondo. AU - Angelini, Gianni D.. AU - Ciulli, Franco. AU - Vohra, Hunaid A.. PY - 2018/3/1. Y1 - 2018/3/1. N2 - OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine whether early outcomes and long-term survival after mitral valve surgery performed by trainee residents are equivalent in terms of safety and efficacy when compared with consultant surgeons. METHODS: Between January 2000 and December 2015, a total of 1742 patients who underwent mitral valve surgery were identified. Of these, 1622 operations were performed by consultants (Group I) and 120 operations were performed by trainees (Group II). A propensity score-matched analysis has been used to minimize selection bias. Early postoperative outcomes were defined as ...
Initial Experience of Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement - American College of Cardiology
Unlike reported cases in which a transcatheter aortic valve device was implanted in the mitral position in the setting of dense annular calcification or a degenerated bioprosthesis, it might be feasible to use the FORTIS device in the setting of primary or secondary noncalcific MR. This first report of three patients with 6-month follow-up after transcatheter mitral valve replacement is encouraging, yet it might be premature to draw firm conclusions about procedural complication rates and clinical outcomes from this very small single-center experience. If positive results are borne out in a larger, multicenter trial or trials, then transcatheter mitral valve replacement with this or another device might provide an attractive alternative to the limited MR reduction afforded by transcatheter edge-to-edge repair.. ...
Radiofrequency pulmonary veins isolation of atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing mitral valve replacement - Open Medicine...
Introduction: Pulmonary veins isolation (PVI) is useful method in patients (pts) with mitral valve disease (MVD) and chronic atrial fibrillation (AF) during prosthetic valve implantation. The aim of the study: To evaluate e.ectiveness of PVI in the treatment of AF in pt with MVD during valve implantation. Material and methods: 45 pts (mean age 55 yrs) with AF were operated on for MVD.RF ablation around the pulmonary veins, a lesion between them and to the mitral annulus were performed. There were 44 prostheses implanted, 1 case of mitral valve annuloplasty, associated with tricuspid valve repair (5 pts), aorto-coronary bypass procedure (2 pts), ASD II closure (1 pt). Results: SR was achieved in 2 (44,5%) pts, 21 (46,5%)pts were in AF, 4 (9%) pts needed pacing. No correlation between SR restoration and preoperative echocardiographic parameters, age, gender, NYHA functional class were found. In long-term follow-up 1 pt have reversed AF to SR spontaneously. There were 6 cases of paroxysmal AF,1 pt ...
What You Should Know About Mitral Valve Prolapse - American Family Physician
Most people with mitral valve prolapse dont need any treatment. In fact, this condition usually has no effect on your health. About two of every 100 people with this condition have complications. You may need surgery to fix the valve if your valve is too leaky or if you are having lots of symptoms. You may also have to limit your participation in competitive sports. Ask your doctor if you are in this group.. If your mitral valve prolapse causes chest pains or other symptoms, your doctor might prescribe medicines such as beta blockers to make your symptoms better.. Some people get an infection in the leaky valve when they have surgery or dental work. You might take antibiotics before surgery or dental work to prevent this infection. Remind your dentists and doctors that you have mitral valve prolapse so that you can get a prescription for antibiotics when you are going to have surgery or dental work. ...
The impact of intraoperative residual mild regurgitation after repair of degenerative mitral regurgitation<...
TY - JOUR. T1 - The impact of intraoperative residual mild regurgitation after repair of degenerative mitral regurgitation. AU - Imielski, Bartlomiej. AU - Malaisrie, S. Chris. AU - Pham, Duc Thinh. AU - Kruse, Jane. AU - Andrei, Adin Cristian. AU - Liu, Menghan. AU - Cox, James L.. AU - McCarthy, Patrick M.. PY - 2019/1/1. Y1 - 2019/1/1. N2 - Objectives: During degenerative mitral repair, surgeons must decide if further repair is warranted for residual mild mitral regurgitation. We examined the incidence of mild mitral regurgitation, late echocardiographic and clinical outcomes, and influence of surgical experience in decision making. Methods: From April 2004 to June 2018, 1155 of 1195 patients with pure degenerative disease underwent repair (97% repair rate). Propensity score matching was performed between patients with trace/no mitral regurgitation and patients with mild residual mitral regurgitation. Late echocardiographic outcome and freedom from reoperation were compared using ...
Systolic anterior motion (SAM) of the mitral valve | Radiology Reference Article | Radiopaedia.org
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Mitral Valve Prolapse
... (also known as systolic click murmur syndrome, billowing mitral leaflet or floppy mitral valve syndrome) is the valvular heart disease characterized by the abnormal displacement of thickened mitral valve leaflet into the left atrium during systole, and it is the primary form of the myxomatous degeneration of the valve. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition
Most recent papers with the keyword Transcatheter mitral valve repair | Read by QxMD
The left ventricular apex has excellent accessibility to the aortic valve, mitral valve, left ventricular outflow tract and thoracic aorta. Although the number of transapical approach in transcatheter aortic valve replacement has been decreasing in recent years, it is still a useful option for patients with very poor peripheral vascular access. The apex has been chosen as a primary access site for many devices of transcatheter mitral valve repair/replacement and mitral valve-in-valve procedures. Additionally, the transapical approach has been used for other transcatheter cardiovascular interventions such as paravalvular leak repair after mitral or aortic valve replacement, pseudoaneurysm repair of the left ventricular outflow tract, and thoracic endovascular aortic repair ...
Lirias: Aortic and mitral valve replacement with the Carpentier-Edwards pericardial bioprosthesis: mid-term clinical results
Between May 1st 1985 and December 31st 1992, 283 Carpentier-Edwards pericardial valves were implanted in 260 patients in the aortic (n = 196), mitral (n = 41) and both aortic and mitral (n = 23) positions at the Gasthuisberg University Hospital in Leuven, Belgium. Patients undergoing tricuspid valve replacement or mixed replacement with another type of prosthesis were excluded from this study. The mean age was 70 +/- 7 years, there were 121 males and 139 females. The mean follow up was 40.55 months, the total follow up experience 10543 months (878.6 patients years). Hospital mortality was 10.4%, and was not significantly related to the position of the valve: 17.3% +/- 7.88% (n = 23) for double valve replacement, 10.2% +/- 2.16% (n = 196) for aortic valve replacement and 7.3% +/- 4.06% (n = 41) for mitral valve replacement. Hospital mortality was 14.1% +/- 3.27% for those with and 7.48% +/- 2.5% for those without concomitant coronary surgery (p = NS). Survival at 92 months was 63% +/- 6% and was ...
Anesthetic management of a patient with moyamoya disease undergoing mitral valve repair<...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Anesthetic management of a patient with moyamoya disease undergoing mitral valve repair. AU - Ishikawa, Saki. AU - Yamada, Tatsuya. AU - Sakaguchi, Ryota. AU - Hatorl, Eiki. AU - Morisaki, Hiroshi. PY - 2014/3. Y1 - 2014/3. N2 - Moyamoya disease is the result of progressive steno-occlusive changes in the internal carotid arteries followed by formation of bilateral abnormal vascular networks. The disease may present with cerebral ischemia causing cerebral hemorrhage in the perioperative period. There are few reports of cardiac surgeries in patients with moyamoya disease, and the management during cardiopulmonary bypass for moyamoya disease has not been established We gave general anesthesia for mitral valve plasty in patient with the moyamoya disease. A 52-year-old woman underwent mitral valve plasty. She had been diagnosed with moyamoya disease and during the cardiopulmonary bypass, we used a-stat blood gas management with mild hypothermia and maintained Paco2 around 40 mmHg. We ...
Echocardiographic assessment of degenerative mitral stenosis: a diagnostic challenge of an Eemerging cardiac disease - UQ eSpace
Degenerative mitral stenosis (DMS) is characterized by decreased mitral valve (MV) orifice area and increased transmitral pressure gradient due to chronic noninflammatory degeneration and subsequent calcification of the fibrous mitral annulus and the MV leaflets. The "true" prevalence of DMS in the general population is unknown. DMS predominantly affects elderly individuals, many of whom have multiple other comorbidities. Transcatheter MV replacement techniques, although their long-term outcomes are yet to be tested, have been gaining popularity and may emerge as more effective and relatively safer treatment option for patients with DMS. Echocardiography is the primary imaging modality for evaluation of DMS and related hemodynamic abnormalities such as increased transmitral pressure gradient and pulmonary arterial pressure. Classic echocardiographic techniques used for evaluation of mitral stenosis (pressure half time, proximal isovelocity surface area, continuity equation, and MV area ...
Chapter 43. Surgical Treatment of Mitral Valve Endocarditis | Cardiac Surgery in the Adult, 4e | AccessSurgery | McGraw-Hill...
Native valve endocarditis (NVE) refers to infectious endocarditis involving a patients own (native) heart valve. Crude incidence of NVE is 6.2 per 100,000 people per year, and is highest in older age groups.5 The pathogenesis of NVE begins with endocardial trauma resulting in alteration of the valvular endocardial surface; this allows deposition of fibrin and platelets with subsequent attachment of bacteria. Endocardial injury may be secondary to rheumatic valvulitis or other leaflet disease, or valvular or annular calcification.5 Common reasons for bacteremia or fungemia predisposing to NVE include use of long-term indwelling catheters, intravenous drug abuse, and fungemia associated with prolonged antibiotic therapy.6,7 Although vegetations may be seen anywhere on the leaflets or the chordae, the usual site at which infective NVE of the mitral valve causes valvular destruction and invasion is at the base of the atrial aspect of the mitral valve leaflets. Annular or subannular invasion may ...
Diseases of the Mitral Valve | Texas Heart Institute
Patent US7632308 - Methods, devices, and kits for treating mitral valve prolapse - Google Patents
Described here are methods, devices, and kits for treating a prolapsed valve leaflet. The devices generally comprise a flexible cord, a first anchor attached to the cord at its distal end, and a second anchor slidably attached to the cord. The first anchor may be configured to secure the cord to cardiac tissue located below a prolapsed valve leaflet and the second anchor may be configured to secure into the prolapsed valve leaflet. Also described are methods for treating a prolapsed valve including the steps of securing a first anchor to cardiac tissue located below the prolapsed mitral valve leaflet, securing a second anchor to the prolapsed mitral valve leaflet, tensioning a cord connecting the two anchors and securing the cord. Kits including the described devices are also provided.
Concomitant mitral valve surgery in patients with moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation undergoing coronary artery bypass...
Options for the Heart Valve Replacement - Friv4gamer
Aortic valve and mitral valve are commonly replaced valves. The pulmonary and the tricuspid valve replacements also are uncommon among adults.. Replacing narrowed valve:. Most common valve procedure is the aortic valve replacement Singapore for the aortic stenosis, and narrowing of aortic valve. The mitral stenosis is one more condition that at times need valve replacement method.. Replacing leaky valve:. The aortic regurgitation, (at times referred as the aortic insufficiency) is one common valve problem, which might need valve replacement. The regurgitation means valve allows the blood to go back through valve and in heart rather than moving it ahead and out to your body. The aortic regurgitation will eventually lead to the heart failure.. ...
Anterolateral Right Thoracotomy for Mitral Valve Replacement for Treating Infectious Endocarditis in a Case with Esophagus...
A case of infectious endocarditis was surgically treated by mitral valve replacement. The patient had previously undergone presternal subcutaneous colonic interposition as reconstruction surgery due to esophageal and gastric cancer. This artificial esophagus prevented the central sternotomy that is necessary for cardiac surgery. In cases where sternotomy is difficult, anterolateral right intercostal thoracotomy is useful. Arterial cannulation was performed via the femoral artery; cannulations for venous drainage were performed in the femoral vein for the inferior vena cava and in the right jugular vein for the superior vena cava in order to establish cardiopulmonary bypass circulation. Under the condition of ventricular fibrillation and a body temperature of 25 , the mitral valve that had been destroyed by infection was resected by exposure of the left atrium on its right side. An artificial Saint Jude Medical mechanical valve, 29mm in diameter, was implanted. The thorax was insufflated with ...
A prospective controlled trial of St. Jude versus Starr Edwards aortic and mitral valve prostheses. - Semantic Scholar
BACKGROUND There is a paucity of controlled trials comparing the merits of different heart valve prostheses. In this prospective randomized trial we compared Starr Edwards and St. Jude prostheses in the aortic and mitral positions. METHODS Two hundred sixty-seven patients and 122 patients undergoing aortic and mitral valve replacement, respectively, were allocated by minimization to receive either St. Jude or Starr Edwards prostheses. Patients (2 patients were lost to follow-up) were followed up in a special clinic. Event definition, recording, and reporting were in accordance with published guidelines. RESULTS There were no demographic differences between patients receiving the two different valve models. With the exception of infective endocarditis, we found no differences in the rates of death or complication between patients receiving a Starr Edwards prosthesis or a St. Jude prosthesis in either position. Neither were there any differences between the two valve models in either position, in
Depending on the extent of your valve disease, you may need to have the valve repaired or replaced. To repair the valve, your surgeon may perform a commissurotomy or implant a valve ring. A commissurotomy is performed for a tight valve (stenosis). The valve leaflets are cut to loosen the valve slightly, allowing blood to pass easily. Another type of valve repair is a valve ring annuloplasty, which is sewn in place when the valve is leaking (regurgitant or insufficient). The valve leaflets are tucked in place with the ring.. Often the valve cannot be repaired and the surgeon must replace the damaged valve with a tissue (bioprosthetic) or mechanical valve. Tissue valve are valves from animals (e.g., cow, pig). They generally do not require long-term anticoagulation and are not as durable as mechanical valves. Mechanical valves are made from materials such as plastic or metal. They require long-term anticoagulation and are considered extremely durable, lasting longer than tissue valves.. Your ...
Premature ventricular contraction
For example, some cases of premature ventricular contraction have a mitral-valve prolapse which can be determined through the ... Mitral valve prolapse; Myocardial contusion; Myocarditis; Sarcoidosis; Smoking Stress; Thyroid problems; The following ... with a structurally normal heart most commonly occurs from the right ventricular outflow tract under the pulmonic valve. The ...
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Mitral valve repair in patients with low left ventricular ejection fractions: early and late results. Chest. 2004 Sep;126(3): ... Mitral valve: toward complete repairability. Surg Technol Int. 2006;15:189-97. PMID 17029176 Lawrie GM, Earle EA, Earle NR. ... Ensuring proper leaflet apposition during mitral valve repair. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Jan;135(1):228; author reply 228- ... Feasibility and intermediate term outcome of repair of prolapsing anterior mitral leaflets with artificial chordal replacement ...
... and mitral valve replacements (1963). In 1961, Amosov was awarded Lenin Prize for the work of surgery. Since a valve ... Sundt, Thoralf M. "Mitral Valve Repair". The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Archived from the original on 17 April 2016. ... Patients with mechanical valves must take blood-thinning medications to prevent clotting. The choice of which valve type to use ... When one or two of the four heart valves malfunctions, the medical choice may be to replace the natural valve with an ...
Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
Coronary artery bypass Mitral valve repair Mitral valve replacement Aortic valve replacement Atrial septal defects Hybrid ... Patients referred for this procedure may have Coronary Artery Disease (CAD); aortic, mitral or tricuspid valve diseases; or ... including single or multiple heart valve procedures, bypass surgery, and congenital heart repairs. Eliminating the need for ... "Experience with a minimally invasive approach to combined valve surgery and coronary artery bypass grafting through bilateral ...
Mitral valve prolapse occurs because the size of the heart muscle decreases while the tissue of the mitral valve remains the ... Studies have shown rates of mitral valve prolapse of around 20 percent in those with anorexia nervosa, while the rate in the ... Johnson GL, Humphries LL, Shirley PB, Mazzoleni A, Noonan JA (1986). "Mitral valve prolapse in patients with anorexia nervosa ... mitral valve prolapse, myocardial fibrosis, and pericardial effusion.. Abnormalities in conduction and repolarization of ...
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"Innovative Mitral Valve Treatment with 3D Visualization at Henry Ford". Materialise. Archived from the original on 2017-12-01. ... For more complex anatomies and procedures, such as heart valve interventions, a true 3D reconstruction or a 3D print is created ... Marwan, Mohamed; Achenbach, Stephan (February 2016). "Role of Cardiac CT Before Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI ... more specifically in the transcatheter repair and replacement of heart valves. ...
... : Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center". www.mitralvalverepair.org. Retrieved 2018-01-19. ... Zuckerman B, Sapirstein W, Swain J. The FDA Role in the Development of Percutaneous Heart Valve Technology.. EuroIntervention ... US Regulatory Decisions for Heart Valves Implanted with Minimally Invasive Surgery. Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology ...
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"Mitral Valve Disease and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels". CavalierHealth.org. Retrieved 14 November 2009. "Mitral Valve Disease ... mitral valve disease is generally (as in humans) a disease of old age. The "hinge" on the heart's mitral valve loosens and can ... Cavaliers can notably suffer from mitral valve disease, which leads to heart failure. This appears in many Cavaliers at some ... The health problems shared with this breed include mitral valve disease, luxating patella, and hereditary eye issues such as ...
announced the first successful human Mitral Valve implant at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, England. In ... 30]  In February 2020, the Tendyne transcatheter mitral heart valve implant which Boulle's Tendyne Holdings Inc. had ... Device Receives World's First CE Mark for Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation". Retrieved 7 February 2020.. ... "Tendyne Announces Successful First Human Implants of the Tendyne Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implant (TMVI)". Archived from the ...
Systolic heart murmur
Mitral regurgitation or MR No intensification upon inspiration. In the presence of incompetent mitral valve, the pressure in ... Tricuspid valve prolapse Uncommon without concomitant mitral valve prolapse. Best heard over left lower sternal border. ... The most common cause of mitral valve prolapse is "floppy" valve (Barlow's) syndrome. If the prolapse becomes severe enough, ... Causes include mitral valve prolapse, tricuspid valve prolapse and papillary muscle dysfunction. ...
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Braunwald, NS (September 1989). "It will work: the first successful mitral valve replacement". The Annals of thoracic surgery. ... Braunwald designed and fabricated experimental artificial mitral valve prostheses, implanting them in dogs at the National ... She then developed a cloth-covered mechanical valve (the Braunwald-Cutter valve), which was implanted into thousands of ... for mitral valve replacement, surgical treatment of chronic thromboembolic disease, and pioneering techniques for the use of ...
... it can block blood flow through the mitral valve and cause symptoms of mitral stenosis or mitral regurgitation. This may ... Some patients will also need their mitral valve replaced. This can be done during the same surgery. Myxomas may come back if ... Arrhythmias Pulmonary edema Peripheral emboli Spread (metastasis) of the tumor Blockage of the mitral heart valve Stroke ... The tumor is derived from multipotential mesenchymal cells and may cause a ball valve-type obstruction. About 75% of myxomas ...
In MASS Phenotype: Mitral valve prolapse may be present. This is when the flaps of one of the heart's valves (the mitral valve ... MASS stands for: Mitral valve prolapse, Aortic root diameter at upper limits of normal for body size, Stretch marks of the skin ... MASS stands for the Mitral valve, myopia, Aorta, Skin and Skeletal features of the disorder. MASS Phenotype affects different ... mitral valve prolapse, loose or hypextensible joints, highly arched roof of the mouth, and mild dilatation of the aortic root. ...
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Starr "helped invent the world's first durable artificial mitral valve". He is "credited with being a co-inventor of the ... 53-68 A.M.Matthews, The development of the Starr-Edwards heart valve, Tex Heart Inst J. 1998; 25(4): 282-293 Surgeon Albert ... Albert Starr (New York, 1 June 1926), is a noted American cardiovascular surgeon and pioneer, inventor of the Starr heart valve ... Brenneman, Kristina (May 14, 2000). "Starr's landmark valve to get honors in Paris". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved ...
pulmonary veins) → left atrium (atrial appendage) → mitral valve → left ventricle → aortic valve (aortic sinus) → (aorta and ... valve of coronary sinus) → tricuspid valve → right ventricle (infundibulum, moderator band/septomarginal trabecula, crista ... venae cavae, coronary sinus) → right atrium (atrial appendage, fossa ovalis, limbus of fossa ovalis, crista terminalis, valve ...
Quadricuspid aortic valve
Congenital quadricuspid aortic valve associated with aortic insufficiency and mitral regurgitation. Journal of Cardiothoracic ... Quadricuspid aortic valve. A quadricuspid aortic valve (QAV) is a rare congenital heart defect characterized by the presence of ... a b Tutarel, O. (2004). The quadricuspid aortic valve: a comprehensive review. The Journal of Heart Valve Disease, 13(4), 534- ... A short-axis ultrasound of the aortic valve allows for the best view of the aortic valve, and gives a clear indication of the ...
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Heart valves.. *Mitral Valve Repair at The Mount Sinai Hospital - "Mitral Valve Anatomy" ... The mitral valve is also called the bicuspid valve because it contains two leaflets or cusps. The mitral valve gets its name ... The four valves in the mammalian heart are: *The two atrioventricular (AV) valves, the mitral valve (bicuspid valve), and the ... The mitral valve and the aortic valve are in the left heart; the tricuspid valve and the pulmonary valve are in the right heart ...
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Nonvalvular AF (NVAF) - the absence of rheumatic mitral valve disease, a prosthetic heart valve, or mitral valve repair ... mitral valve stenosis (e.g., due to rheumatic heart disease or mitral valve prolapse), mitral regurgitation, left atrial ... atrial fibrillation in the presence of a mechanical heart valve and/or moderate-severe mitral valve stenosis). The ... Valvular atrial fibrillation refers to atrial fibrillation attributable to moderate to severe mitral valve stenosis or atrial ...
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The mitral valve (/ˈmaɪtrəl/), also known as the bicuspid valve or left atrioventricular valve, is a valve with two flaps in ... or the mitral valve may be narrowed (mitral stenosis). Rheumatic heart disease often affects the mitral valve; the valve may ... across the mitral valve. This early filling across the mitral valve is seen on doppler echocardiography of the mitral valve as ... The mitral annulus is a fibrous ring that is attached to the mitral valve leaflets. Unlike prosthetic valves, it is not ...
"Innovative Mitral Valve Treatment with 3D Visualization at Henry Ford". Materialise. Archived from the original on 2017-12-01. ... For more complex anatomies and procedures, such as heart valve interventions, a true 3D reconstruction or a 3D print is created ... Marwan, Mohamed; Achenbach, Stephan (February 2016). "Role of Cardiac CT Before Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI ... more specifically in the transcatheter repair and replacement of heart valves. ...
For those with heart valve regurgitation, a change in its severity may be associated with a change in diastolic pressure. In a ... there was an increased severity of aortic and mitral regurgitation when diastolic blood pressure increased, whereas when ... Gravity affects blood pressure via hydrostatic forces (e.g., during standing), and valves in veins, breathing, and pumping from ... The notch in the curve is associated with closing of the aortic valve. ...
pulmonary veins) → left atrium (atrial appendage) → mitral valve → left ventricle → aortic valve (aortic sinus) → (aorta and ... The left ventricle receives oxygenated blood from the left atrium via the mitral valve and pumps it through the aorta via the ... give origin at their apices to the chordae tendinae which attach to the cusps of the tricuspid valve and to the mitral valve. ... valve of coronary sinus) → tricuspid valve → right ventricle (infundibulum, moderator band/septomarginal trabecula, crista ...
Cardiac resynchronization therapy
... in an individual with dilated cardiomyopathy after mitral valve replacement (MVR). The leads are:. - Atrial lead at the right ... Alterations in heart structure, fatty deposits, valves and natural variations all cause additional complications in the process ... cardiac resynchronization therapy for an adolescent patient with dilated cardiomyopathy seven years after mitral valve ...
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pulmonary veins) → left atrium (atrial appendage) → mitral valve → left ventricle → aortic valve (aortic sinus) → (aorta and ... tricuspid valve → right ventricle (conus arteriosus, moderator band/septomarginal trabecula) → pulmonary valve → (pulmonary ... venae cavae, coronary sinus) → right atrium (atrial appendage, fossa ovalis, limbus of fossa ovalis, crista terminalis, valve ... of inferior vena cava, valve of coronary sinus) → ...
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Alfieri Mitral Valve Repair | Circulation
Alfieri Mitral Valve Repair. Clinical Outcome and Pathology. Salvatore Privitera, Jagdish Butany, Robert J. Cusimano, Candice ... Alfieri Mitral Valve Repair. Salvatore Privitera, Jagdish Butany, Robert J. Cusimano, Candice Silversides, Heather Ross and ... Alfieri Mitral Valve Repair. Salvatore Privitera, Jagdish Butany, Robert J. Cusimano, Candice Silversides, Heather Ross and ... Figure 2. A, Atrial view of the mitral valve showing the double orifice and the Alfieri repair site with tissue growth over the ...
Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair Periprocedural Care: Preprocedural Planning, Equipment
... pulmonic balloon valvuloplasty was reported in 1982 and was quickly followed by applications to the aortic and mitral valves. ... is used to treat mitral regurgitation (MR; depicted in the image below). Percutaneous procedures used to treat valvular heart ... Percutaneous mitral annuloplasty: an anatomic study of human coronary sinus and its relation with mitral valve annulus and ... Sorajja P, Nishimura RA, Thompson J, Zehr K. A novel method of percutaneous mitral valve repair for ischemic mitral ...
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
In mitral valve regurgitation, your mitral valve does not work as it should and allows blood to flow backward into your upper ... Mitral valve regurgitation can happen suddenly (acute) or, more commonly, gradually over time (chronic). Acute mitral valve ... There are many possible reasons you can develop chronic mitral valve regurgitation, including mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic ... Understanding Heart Valve Disease. Your heart has four valves and problems can arise when one or more of the valves arent ...
Symptomatic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension After Mitral Valve Surgery - Tabular View - ClinicalTrials.gov
Greater than 6 months post-mechanical or bioprosthetic mitral valve replacement or mitral valve repair (quadrangular resection ... Most patients with mitral valve disease are symptomatic with shortness of breath and a limited activity level prior to mitral ... Scientific reports on the evaluation of patients with PH after mitral valve surgery are almost nonexistent from the modern era ... Despite surgical repair or replacement of the mitral valve, many patients remain symptomatic with an impaired ability to live ...
Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery: The Evidence | CTSNet
For the Mitral valve, we forget that the Mitral valve is a left sided structure and the Left Atrium is a posterior structure. ... one can evaluate the Mitral anatomy better and see the immediate results of the Mitral valve repair. One has to flood the left ... So, we should remember that the Mitral valve is a left sided structure and approaching it through the left side would be a ... When one does the procedure through the left side, the Mitral valve is closer to the surgeon and the surgery can be ...
Coupled Fluid-Structural Analysis of Heart Mitral Valve
The mitral valve apparatus is a complex and refined mechanism located between the left atrium and the left ventricle of the ... Coupled Fluid-Structural Analysis of Heart Mitral Valve. A. Avanzini, and G. Donzella Department of Mechanical and Industrial ... it is important to develop models of the mitral valve that enable prediction of both stress in the leaflets and blood flow ... and maximum fluid velocity and stresses in the valve leaflet. ... pressure gradient and velocity across the valve during the ...
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
The mitral…. *. Mitral Valve ClipA mitral valve clip is a device that supports an improperly functioning mitral valve. Mitral ... The mitral valve is the heart valve located…. *. Mitral Valve StenosisMitral valve stenosis is a condition when the mitral ... Mitral Valve ClipA mitral valve clip is a device that supports an improperly functioning mitral valve. Mitral valve leaflets ... Heart ValvesThe heart has four valves. The mitral valve, the tricuspid valve, the pulmonary valve and the aortic valve. The ...
Impact of Complications on Outcomes Following Aortic and Mitral Valve Replacements in the United States - Redorbit
KEY WORDS: Aortic valve, surgery - Mitral valve, surgery - Prosthesis - Treatment, outcome. Aortic and mitral valve ... Mechanical valves were used for 56% and 71% of patients having aortic valve and mitral valve replacements respectively. The ... with and without complications after aortic valve or mitral valve replacement. Close to 35% of those undergoing aortic valve ... The average age of patients having aortic valve replacement was 67 years and 64 years for mitral valve replacement surgery. ...
Mitral valve - Wikipedia
The mitral valve (/ˈmaɪtrəl/), also known as the bicuspid valve or left atrioventricular valve, is a valve with two flaps in ... or the mitral valve may be narrowed (mitral stenosis). Rheumatic heart disease often affects the mitral valve; the valve may ... across the mitral valve. This early filling across the mitral valve is seen on doppler echocardiography of the mitral valve as ... The mitral annulus is a fibrous ring that is attached to the mitral valve leaflets. Unlike prosthetic valves, it is not ...
Mitral valve repair - Wikipedia
... of the mitral valve. The mitral valve is the "inflow valve" for the left side of the heart. Blood flows from the lungs, where ... Mitral valve repair. Anterior (frontal) view of the opened heart. White arrows indicate normal blood flow. (Mitral valve ... Occasionally, the mitral valve is abnormal from birth (congenital). More often the mitral valve becomes abnormal with age ( ... For decades after, mitral valve replacement was the only surgical option for patients with a severely diseased mitral valve. ...
Mitral valve | anatomy | Britannica
Abnormalities of the valves: A bicuspid aortic valve is not necessarily life-threatening, but in some persons it becomes ... Congenital aortic valve stenosis, if severe, results in hypertrophy… ... thickened and obstructed (stenotic). With age the valve may also become incompetent or act as a nidus (focus of infection) for ... Other articles where Mitral valve is discussed: cardiovascular disease: ...
Mitral Valve Prolapse | NHLBI, NIH
What Is - Mitral Valve Prolapse. Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a condition in which the hearts mitral valve doesnt work well ... Valve Repair and Valve Replacement. In mitral valve surgery, the valve is repaired or replaced. Valve repair is preferred when ... Mitral Valve Prolapse. Figure A shows a normal mitral valve. The valve separates the left atrium from the left ventricle. ... Causes - Mitral Valve Prolapse. The exact cause of mitral valve prolapse (MVP) isnt known. Most people who have the condition ...
Mitral Valve Stenosis
... the mitral valve leaflets are fused together by scar tissue, gradually narrowing the valve and slowing the flow of blood from ... In mitral valve stenosis, the mitral valve leaflets are fused together by scar tissue, gradually narrowing the valve and ... In mitral valve stenosis, the valve becomes stiff, and can no longer open and shut freely. It may also be leaky (mitral ... Mitral balloon valvuloplasty may not be appropriate if there is too much calcium buildup on the valve or if it is already ...
Mitral valve prolapse: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
In this condition, the valve does not close normally. ... valve prolapse is a heart problem involving the mitral valve, ... Floppy mitral valve; Myxomatous mitral valve; Billowing mitral valve; Systolic click-murmur syndrome; Prolapsing mitral leaflet ... Mitral valve prolapse is a heart problem involving the mitral valve, which separates the upper and lower chambers of the left ... Many people with mitral valve prolapse DO NOT have symptoms. A group of symptoms sometimes found in people with mitral valve ...
Category:Mitral valve insufficiency - Wikimedia Commons
Mitral valve incompetence, congenital mitral insufficiency, congenital mitral regurgitation, mitral regurgitation, MR, Mitral ... mitral valve insufficiency disorder of the heart in which the mitral valve does not close properly when the heart pumps out ... Congenital insufficiency of mitral valve, Mitral Insufficiency, Insufficiency, Mitral (en); 僧帽弁閉鎖不全 (ja); 二尖瓣逆流 (zh); ... insuficiència mitral (ca); نارسایی دریچه میترال (fa) disorder of the heart in which the mitral valve does not close properly ...
Atrial Fibrillation and Mitral Valve Repair
... of patients presenting for mitral valve surgery, but what do available data say about how the perioperative period is ... 49 patients underwent mitral valve surgery and RFA of the left atrium and 48 underwent mitral valve surgery alone (controls). ... AF = atrial fibrillation; MV = mitral valve; MVR= mitral valve repair; RF = radiofrequency; RFA = radiofrequency ablation. ... Atrial Fibrillation and Mitral Valve Repair. Angelika Jovin, MD; Dana A. Oprea, MD; Ion S. Jovin, MD; Sabet W. Hashim, MD; Jude ...
Mitral valve regurgitation: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
Mitral regurgitation is a disorder in which the mitral valve on the left side of the heart does not close properly. ... Mitral valve regurgitation; Mitral valve insufficiency; Heart mitral regurgitation; Valvular mitral regurgitation ... Mitral regurgitation is a disorder in which the mitral valve on the left side of the heart does not close properly. ... Many other diseases or problems can weaken or damage the valve or the heart tissue around the valve. You are at risk for mitral ...
Mitral valve - Wikipedia
... across the mitral valve. This early filling across the mitral valve is seen on doppler echocardiography of the mitral valve as ... or the mitral valve may be narrowed (mitral stenosis). Rheumatic heart disease often affects the mitral valve; the valve may ... The mitral valve, also known as the bicuspid valve or left atrioventricular valve, is a valve with two flaps in the heart, that ... The mitral valve is named after the mitre of a bishop, which resembles its flaps. The mitral valve is typically 4 to 6 square ...
Mitral Valve Regurgitation: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment
Some of the blood in your heart isnt flowing the right way if you have mitral valve regurgitation. Learn the signs and what ... That is the mitral valve.. The Wrong Way. The mitral valve is supposed to be a one-way passage. It has flaps that should close ... When this happens, you have mitral valve regurgitation. You might hear a doctor sometimes call it "mitral valve insufficiency." ... "Mitral valve regurgitation" is the name for one of those times when your blood isnt going where it should. With this condition ...
Mitral Valve Prolapse (for Parents) - Norton Children's
Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a very common heart condition, but it isnt a critical heart problem or a sign of other serious ... Prolapso de la válvula mitral. About Mitral Valve Prolapse. Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a very common heart condition. It ... Where Is The Mitral Valve?. The mitral valve sits between the left atrium and the left ventricle and helps control the flow of ... What Is the Mitral Valve?. To understand mitral valve prolapse, its helpful to review some basics about the way a healthy ...
Patent US8070802 - Mitral valve system - Google Patents
The valve prosthesis may also include a skirt mounted with respect to the resilient ring for sealing a periphery of the valve ... The valve prostheses may be placed in a non-invasive manner, e.g., via transcatheter techniques. The valve prosthesis may ... Valve prostheses are disclosed that are adapted for secure and aligned placement relative to a heart annulus. ... engage separate corresponding areas of the tissue of an anatomical structure so as to stabilize a position of the valve ...
Mitral Valve Regurgitant Flow and Peripartum Change
Repeat echocardiogram showed normal left ventricular function, severe mitral regurgitation with the mitral valve area of 2.6 cm ... The mitral valve surface area was 2.0 cm2 with an atrioventricular gradient of 10 mm Hg. She was discharged from the hospital ... Relationship Between Mitral Valve Regurgitant Flow and Peripartum Change in Systemic Vascular Resistance ... Her medical history was significant for rheumatic heart disease with mild mitral regurgitation. Seven days before admission, ...
Mitral Valve Disease in Cavaliers
We also encourage you to check out the MVD webpage at http://cavalierhealth.org/mitral_valve_disease.htm (Photo: List member ... Mitral valve disease (MVD) is a polygenetic disease which is the most common heart disorder in older dogs of all breeds, ... Mitral Valve Disease in Cavaliers is a Public Group with 270 members.. *Mitral Valve Disease in Cavaliers ... If all goes well he will get a new mitral valve on April 26th. This is obviously very risky and they are only taking dogs who ...
Mitral Valve Abnormalities
... regurgitation or stenosis may be born with these heart valve abnormalities or get them later. ... Mitral valve prolapse. Most children with mitral valve prolapse dont need treatment because their valve causes no symptoms or ... There are 3 different kinds of abnormalities of the mitral valve: *Mitral valve prolapse is when 1 or both valve flaps dont ... Mitral valve stenosis. If mitral valve stenosis is not treated, blood pressure in the lungs may get too high. This is called ...
Mitral valve stenosis - Wikipedia
The normal area of the mitral valve orifice is about 4 to 6 cm2. In normal cardiac physiology, the mitral valve opens during ... Echocardiography in Mitral stenosis at Wikiecho Echocardiographic features of Mitral Stenosis Mitral Valve Repair at The Mount ... because of increased force in closing the mitral valve. The first heart sound is made by the mitral and tricuspid heart valves ... which correlates to the forceful opening of the mitral valve. The mitral valve opens when the pressure in the left atrium is ...
Patent US5716398 - Mitral valve rotator assembly - Google Patents
A valve rotator comprising a body having a generally annular peripheral surface at one end of the body and a central cavity ... surrounds the central cavity and has an interlocking surface region configured to interlock with a rotor of a rotatable valve. ... the heart valve includes a valve seat and the valve element is engageable with the valve seat to close the heart valve. The ... mechanical valves and tissue valves. One form of mechanical valve employs two leaflets or, more broadly, valve elements, which ...
Adult patient with functioning prosthetic mitral valve without
... Anticoagulant Drug Since 12 Years case report in QAHI Mohammad ... Adult patient with functioning prosthetic mitral valve without * 1. Adult Patient with Functioning Prosthetic Mitral Valve ... Sever calcific mitral valve ( mitral stenosis) ,/li,,/ul,,ul,,li,Grade One Mitral Regurgitation ,/li,,/ul,,ul,,li,Grade One ... patients with mitral valve prostheses are at twice the risk of those with aortic valve prostheses . ,/li,,/ul,,ul,,li,Thus, ...
Mitral Valve Prolapse | Johns Hopkins Medicine
Mitral valve prolapse is a condition in which blood leaks backward through the mitral valve in the heart. This backflow of ... Primary Mitral Valve Prolapse. Primary Mitral Valve Prolapse is distinguished by thickening of one or both valve flaps. Other ... Mitral valve prolapse, also known as click-murmur syndrome, Barlows syndrome, balloon mitral valve, or floppy valve syndrome, ... What is the mitral valve?. The mitral valve is located between the left atrium and the left ventricle and is composed of two ...
Myxomatous mitral valve - Heart Disease - MedHelp
It sounds like you have a myxomatous mitral valve and concomitant mitral regurgitation. Mitral regurgitation comprises a ... I have recently been diagnosed with myxomatous mitral valve but Im waiting to see my cardiologists to discuss. But in my ... results it also says eccentric jet of mitral valve regurgitation, dilatation of LA and ventricular triplets. Can anyone help ... The important thing, particularly if your mitral regurgitation is described as severe, is to get at least two opinions from ...
HealthDay - Mitral Valve Prolapse
... the mitral valve forms a tight seal between the two when it needs to. But with mitral valve prolapse, the valve doesnt seal ... This valve controls the flow of blood between the upper left chamber of the heart (the left atrium) and the lower left chamber ... Mitral valve prolapse is a condition that occurs when the mitral valve of the heart doesnt work properly. ... Mitral Valve Prolapse. Mitral valve prolapse is a condition that occurs when the mitral valve of the heart doesnt work ...
An Atlas of Mitral Valve Imaging | SpringerLink
This Atlas provides readers with a case-based overview of mitral valve structure and echocardiographic evaluation. The clinical ... Detailed, noninvasive assessment of the mitral valve remains integral for planning and performance of mitral valve surgery. ... An Atlas of Mitral Valve Imaging will be particularly useful for readers as a contemporary instructional review of the various ... A wide range of conditions are included to illustrate the breadth of mitral valve pathology and the challenges faced in ...
Mitral Valve: Definition, Anatomy, Function, Diagram, Conditions
Youll also learn about the conditions that can affect the mitral valve and how to reduce your risk of developing them. ... also known as the bicuspid valve, helps move blood from the left atrium to the left ventricle. Well go over its location, ... What is the mitral valve?. The mitral valve is also known as the bicuspid valve. This is one of the hearts four valves that ... Mitral valve prolapse Mitral valve prolapse is the most common reason for mitral valve repair in the United States. This ...
Mitral valve prolapse syndrome definition | Drugs.com
Definition of mitral valve prolapse syndrome. Provided by Stedmans medical dictionary and Drugs.com. Includes medical terms ... and accompanied by echocardiographic evidence of the mitral valve prolapse, usually with thickened leaflets of the valve. ... mitral valve prolapse syndrome. Definition: the clinical constellation of findings with or without symptoms due to prolapse of ... the mitral valve: a nonejection systolic click accentuated in the standing posture, sometimes multiple, sometimes with mitral ...
Double Orifice Mitral Valve: Background, Pathophysiology, Epidemiology
Double orifice mitral valve (DOMV) is an uncommon anomaly that was first described by Greenfield in 1876. Since that time, more ... dysplastic tricuspid valve, double-orifice tricuspid valve, Shone syndrome, parachute mitral valve, flail mitral-valve leaflet ... Duplicate mitral valve type. This condition involves 2 mitral valve annuli and valves, each with its own set of leaflets, ... in a patient with duplicate mitral valve. Two mitral valves can be seen opening into the left ventricle. Each valve has a ...
Mitral Valve Prolapse
... About Mitral Valve Prolapse. Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a very common heart condition. It happens ... Where Is The Mitral Valve?. The mitral valve sits between the left atrium and the left ventricle and helps control the flow of ... What Is the Mitral Valve?. To understand mitral valve prolapse, its helpful to review some basics about the way a healthy ... Because of these sounds, MVP is sometimes called click-murmur syndrome, floppy valve syndrome, or balloon mitral valve.) ...
Mitral valve prolapse - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
Learn about this heart condition that occurs when the mitral valves leaflets bulge (prolapse) into the hearts left upper ... Mitral valve prolapse and regurgitation. Mitral valve prolapse and regurgitation. The mitral valve separates the two chambers ( ... Mitral valve prolapse can develop in any person at any age.. Serious symptoms of mitral valve prolapse tend to occur most often ... In mitral valve prolapse, the leaflets of the mitral valve bulge (prolapse) into the left atrium like a parachute during the ...
Mitral Valve leaflets appear myxomatous - Heart Disease - MedHelp
... mitral valve and I think aortic valve. My Echocardiogram results show: the aortic valve leaflets are mildly thickened; the ... Mitral Valve leaflets appear myxomatous Irish22 I recently was told I had a heart murmur-possibly two; mitral valve and I think ... Mitral Valve leaflets appear myxomatous. I recently was told I had a heart murmur-possibly two; mitral valve and I think aortic ... the aortic valve leaflets are mildly thickened; the mitral valve leaflets appear myxomatous; there is mild mitral regurgitation ...
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- Pathologic conditions that affect the mitral annulus (MA), papillary muscle, leaflets, chordae tendineae, left ventricle (LV), and left atrium (LA) can all produce or contribute to mitral regurgitation (MR). (medscape.com)
- [ 7 ] The goals of surgical techniques are mainly to correct the etiologic mechanism(s) (eg, prolapsed leaflet, annular dilation) of mitral regurgitation. (medscape.com)
- In mitral valve regurgitation, your mitral valve does not work as it should and allows blood to flow backward into your upper heart chamber. (cardiosmart.org)
- Mitral valve regurgitation can happen suddenly (acute) or, more commonly, gradually over time (chronic). (cardiosmart.org)
- Acute mitral valve regurgitation is often caused by damage to the heart, perhaps from a heart attack or a heart infection called endocarditis. (cardiosmart.org)
- There are many possible reasons you can develop chronic mitral valve regurgitation, including mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease and untreated high blood pressure. (cardiosmart.org)
- If you have mitral valve regurgitation, you may notice that you feel very tired and that you have a hard time catching your breath when you exercise or when you are lying down. (cardiosmart.org)
- Survival characteristics and prognostic variables of dogs with mitral regurgitation attributable to myxomatous valve disease. (degruyter.com)
- 1999). Echocardiographic mitral valve prolapse in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: epidemiology and prognostic significance for regurgitation. (degruyter.com)
- When the mitral valve does not close properly (mitral valve regurgitation) or is very tight and narrow (mitral valve stenosis), blood does not flow through the heart the right way. (alberta.ca)
- Almost 20 years' worth of follow-up in an international registry shows that patients with degenerative mitral regurgitation who underwent mitral valve (MV) repair had better survival, fewer reoperations, and fewer valve-related complications than patients originally treated with MV replacement. (tctmd.com)
- The Mitral Regurgitation International Database (MIDA) is a multicenter registry enrolling patients at six European and US centers. (tctmd.com)
- The current analysis included 1,992 patients with severe degenerative mitral regurgitation with flail leaflet who underwent MV repair (n = 1,709) or MV replacement (n = 213) between 1980 and 2005. (tctmd.com)
- which show a significant impairment of LA filling, LA contraction and ejection fraction as well a latent LV dysfunction in patients with mitral regurgitation. (springermedizin.de)
- Results at 30 days demonstrated that Tendyne is associated with a significant reduction of mitral regurgitation symptoms and low mortality rates. (abbottinvestor.com)
- Mitral regurgitation (MR) is a debilitating, progressive and life-threatening disease in which the heart's mitral valve does not close completely, causing blood to flow backward and leak into the left atrium of the heart. (abbottinvestor.com)
- The primary endpoints of the study are safety - defined as device success and freedom from device- and procedure-related serious adverse events - and performance assessed by reduction in mitral regurgitation severity. (abbottinvestor.com)
- Treated patients experienced a significant reduction in mitral regurgitation at 30 days, as well as improvements in symptoms based on New York Heart Association (NYHA) grade severity and the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ), important assessment methods of patients' health status. (abbottinvestor.com)
- Mitral valve stenosis and mitral valve regurgitation (also known as mitral valve insufficiency) are 2 different types of problems that might need valve replacement. (stamfordhealth.org)
- In mitral valve regurgitation, the valve is leaky. (stamfordhealth.org)
- Both mitral stenosis and mitral regurgitation can result from general aging of the valve. (stamfordhealth.org)
- Higher incidence of mitral stenosis and mitral regurgitation noted in the postmortem study may be related to the selective bias because it was performed at a tertiary care specialized center. (blogspot.com)
- A composite end-point of mitral valve failure (MVF) was calculated as the incidence of mitral valve regurgitation greater than 2+ or need for mitral valve replacement at follow-up. (elsevier.com)
- 1 Although even a normal competent valve may allow a trivial amount of reversed flow, more than a trace of mitral regurgitation is considered pathologic. (mhmedical.com)
- 2 Mild-to-moderate mitral regurgitation is tolerated indefinitely as long as it does not worsen. (mhmedical.com)
- However, severe mitral regurgitation causes left ventricular remodeling reduced forward cardiac output, neurohumoral activation, left ventricular damage, heart failure, and ultimately death. (mhmedical.com)
- 3 The natural history of mitral regurgitation depends intimately on its etiology, the severity of left ventricular volume overload as well as its contractile performance, and the appearance of overlapping clinical conditions secondary to reversal flow, such as atrial fibrillation and pulmonary hypertension. (mhmedical.com)
- 4 In this setting, myxomatous degeneration of the mitral valve, a very common pathologic substrate of mitral valve billowing (normal valve coaptation) and prolapse (deficient valve coaptation), is the most prevalent cause of isolated severe mitral regurgitation requiring surgical intervention in the United States. (mhmedical.com)
- 5 The following is a review of the normal mitral valve anatomy as well as a summary of causes, consequences, and treatment of degenerative mitral valve regurgitation. (mhmedical.com)
- Therefore, its anatomy should be scrutinized systematically to identify the lesions (the abnormalities in valve structure) that lead to the valve's dysfunction (the alteration in closure that results in mitral regurgitation). (mhmedical.com)
- Because the fibrous skeleton is discontinuous along the posterior portion of the mitral annulus, this portion dilates or increases its circumference in the setting of chronic mitral valve regurgitation with associated atrial and ventricular dilatation. (mhmedical.com)
- Recurrence of mitral valve regurgitation after mitral valve repair in degenerative valve disease. (uclouvain.be)
- The MitraClip is a small prosthesis used to treat severe Mitral Regurgitation (a condition in which too much blood is going through the mitral valve in the wrong direction). (wordpress.com)
- Percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty: a new method for treating congenital pulmonary-valve stenosis. (medscape.com)
- Cribier A, Savin T, Saoudi N, Rocha P, Berland J, Letac B. Percutaneous transluminal valvuloplasty of acquired aortic stenosis in elderly patients: an alternative to valve replacement? (medscape.com)
- Medically treated patients were excluded, as were patients with ischemic MR, significant aortic valve disease, congenital heart disease, mitral stenosis, or prior valve surgery. (tctmd.com)
- In mitral valve stenosis, the valve is unable to open fully. (stamfordhealth.org)
- Presence of atrial septal defects (ASD) may lead to underestimation of the frequency and the severity of mitral stenosis, which is revealed after the atrial septal defect closure. (blogspot.com)
- This procedure can relieve a narrowed valve (with stenosis) and is often used on the mitral valve. (hcf.com.au)
- Percutaneous mitral annuloplasty: an anatomic study of human coronary sinus and its relation with mitral valve annulus and coronary arteries. (medscape.com)
- Additionally enlargement of the mitral annulus accompanies myxomatous valve disease. (springermedizin.de)
- The mitral valve apparatus is a very complex three-dimensional assembly of separate anatomical components including the annulus, the leaflets and commissures, the chordae, the papillary muscles, and the ventricle. (mhmedical.com)
- The mitral annulus is a fibromuscular ring located in the left atrioventricular groove, which serves as an attachment and hinge point for the mitral valve leaflets. (mhmedical.com)
- The mitral annulus is subjectively divided into anterior and posterior segments based on the attachments of the anterior and posterior mitral leaflets, but can also be segmented by location into septal and lateral components. (mhmedical.com)
- The anterior portion of the mitral annulus is in continuity with the fibrous skeleton of the heart, defined by the right and left fibrous trigones and the aortic mitral curtain. (mhmedical.com)
- This portion of the mitral annulus is thus fibrous in nature, and is much less prone to dilation in comparison to the posterior portion of the annulus ( Fig. 48-1 ). (mhmedical.com)
- In order to support identification of potentially critical conditions resulting from some typical cardiosurgery operations, it is important to develop models of the mitral valve that enable prediction of both stress in the leaflets and blood flow pressure gradient and velocity across the valve during the cardiac cycle. (comsol.com)
- The Clip is used to grasp and fasten together the valve leaflets. (wordpress.com)
- The Multiphysics approach has been found to be useful in evaluating the most important surgical parameters: pressure gradient between left atrium and ventricle during diastolic phase, and maximum fluid velocity and stresses in the valve leaflet. (comsol.com)
- Myxomatous Mitral Valve Leaflet. (springermedizin.de)
- Despite surgical repair or replacement of the mitral valve, many patients remain symptomatic with an impaired ability to live an active lifestyle. (clinicaltrials.gov)
- Another question is whether these results from the surgical field tell clinicians and researchers anything about repair versus replacement in the burgeoning field of percutaneous mitral valve interventions. (tctmd.com)
- The 30 day results demonstrated low rates of serious adverse events and low mortality (6 percent (6/100) vs. 7.9 percent STS-predicted mortality for surgical valve replacement, or the Society of Thoracic Surgeons score used to predict long-term survival. (abbottinvestor.com)
- Little is known about mitral valve (MV) surgical outcomes within the largest US federal health system - the Veterans Administration (VA) Health System. (keystoneperfusion.com)
- Aims Ring annuloplasty is the gold standard of surgical repair in degenerative mitral valve disease. (elsevier.com)
- These data support current recommendations and substantiate the contention that, when feasible, MV repair should be the preferred treatment of severe degenerative MR and should remain a central condition of treatment algorithms and quality measure of valve centers," the authors conclude. (tctmd.com)
- Tendyne is a first-of-its-kind device that offers patients with severe MR a life-saving treatment option, replacing their native mitral valve without open heart surgery to reduce their heart failure symptoms. (abbottinvestor.com)
- If these symptoms are severe, and/or the valve is severely damaged, you may need valve repair or replacement. (stamfordhealth.org)
- If your valve problem isn't too severe, your GP or cardiologist may recommend a "watchful waiting" approach, using medications to compensate for the valve that isn't working properly, regular check-ups and ultrasounds. (hcf.com.au)
- The aim of the study was to review the early and long-term outcome of the posterior double-suture annuloplasty (DSA) technique for degenerative mitral valve repair. (elsevier.com)
- Conclusion Suture annuloplasty demonstrated comparable results with posterior flexible band repair and could be a viable option for mitral valve surgery in selected patients, such as in the minimally invasive approach, in endocarditis, and in developing countries. (elsevier.com)
- Percutaneous techniques for mitral valve disease. (medscape.com)
- Read this helpful guide to learn everything you need to know about valve disease. (cardiosmart.org)
- Most patients with mitral valve disease are symptomatic with shortness of breath and a limited activity level prior to mitral valve surgery. (clinicaltrials.gov)
- Furthermore, patients with PH due to mitral valve disease have been excluded from clinical trials of agents currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat PH. (clinicaltrials.gov)
- Myxomatous mitral valve disease is a common cause of congestive heart failure in geriatric dogs. (degruyter.com)
- The presented paper presents a review of some of the studies in the mitral valve disease story. (degruyter.com)
- Historical review, epidemiology and natural history of degenerative mitral valve disease. (degruyter.com)
- A retrospective study of clinical signs and epidemiology of chronic valve disease in a group of 207 Dachshunds in Poland. (degruyter.com)
- There is considerable interest in transcatheter prosthetic valve treatment for mitral valve disease in high-risk individuals. (nih.gov)
- Reoperation for MV disease is necessary for a wide variety of problems, such as failure of a previously placed prosthesis, development of a paravalvular leak, endocarditis, or newly diagnosed valve disease in a patient with prior aortic valve replacement or coronary artery bypass. (elsevier.com)
- In addition to conventional STS criteria, risk assessment by surgeons is essential to direct appropriate treatment allocation for high-risk mitral disease. (elsevier.com)
- It is our goal in the proposed study to systematically characterize symptomatic and asymptomatic patients greater than six months after mitral valve surgery using clinical data, echocardiographic evaluation, laboratory assessment, and in some patients, invasive hemodynamic measurements. (clinicaltrials.gov)
- The investigators will screen asymptomatic and symptomatic patients with resting echocardiography and also with echocardiography during exercise, as many patients will exhibit exercise-induced PH following mitral valve surgery. (clinicaltrials.gov)
- Scientific reports on the evaluation of patients with PH after mitral valve surgery are almost nonexistent from the modern era. (clinicaltrials.gov)
- Therefore, this work will carefully characterize PA pressures in an objective manner in a group of patients following mitral valve surgery who remain limited with respect to their activity levels. (clinicaltrials.gov)
- Filmed at the 2017 EACTS Annual Meeting in Vienna, Austria, Leanne Harling of Imperial College in London, UK, moderates a discussion on minimally invasive mitral valve surgery. (ctsnet.org)
- The panel discusses the UK Mini Mitral Trial, a multicenter randomized trial comparing sternotomy to a minimally invasive approach for mitral valve surgery. (ctsnet.org)
- It was a very good discussion on minimally invasive Mitral valve surgery. (ctsnet.org)
- When one does the procedure through the left side, the Mitral valve is closer to the surgeon and the surgery can be accomplished through routine instruments. (ctsnet.org)
- 4. Now with increasing popularity of a Beating Heart Mitral Surgery, if one chooses to do a beating heart Mitral operation, one can evaluate the Mitral anatomy better and see the immediate results of the Mitral valve repair. (ctsnet.org)
- Medicines or heart valve surgery may be recommended as treatment. (medmovie.com)
- Mitral valve surgery can repair or replace your heart's mitral valve. (alberta.ca)
- Your doctor will talk with you before surgery about which type of valve is best for you. (alberta.ca)
- These new data on the Tendyne replacement valve offer early hope for patients who are not eligible for transcatheter valve repair or surgery to relieve symptoms. (abbottinvestor.com)
- The global study plans to enroll up to 350 adult patients with symptomatic MR who are not eligible for open-heart surgery to repair or replace the mitral valve. (abbottinvestor.com)
- A minimally invasive mitral valve replacement is a procedure to replace a poorly working mitral valve with an artificial valve without the need for open heart surgery. (stamfordhealth.org)
- As you plan for the surgery, you and your healthcare provider will decide what kind of valve will work best for you. (stamfordhealth.org)
- Conclusions: This acute animal study showed the technical feasibility of beating-heart mitral valve surgery under direct endoscopic imaging. (elsevier.com)
- Despite the benefits associated with MV repair, the rate of valve repair utilization varied widely among centers and presents an opportunity for education and quality improvement," explained lead author Faisal G. Bakaeen, MD, Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (Houston, TX), and the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland OH). (keystoneperfusion.com)
- Other studies have suggested that MV surgery volume is a significant predictor of greater MV repair use and better mitral surgery outcomes. (keystoneperfusion.com)
- Background The MitraClip REALISM (Abbott Vascular, Menlo Park, CA) trial included several inclusion criteria to identify patients at high risk for conventional mitral valve (MV) surgery. (elsevier.com)
- Methods A statewide Society for Thoracic Surgeons (STS) database was queried for patients undergoing isolated mitral valve surgery over a 12-year study period from 17 different hospitals. (elsevier.com)
- Your alternatives to surgery will depend on the type of valve that's affected and the problem with the valve. (hcf.com.au)
- There are a number of ways your surgeon can repair a valve without the need for open surgery. (hcf.com.au)
- Percy Boateng, MD specializes in minimally invasive valve repair, coronary revascularization, heart transplantation and circulatory assist devices. (mitralvalverepair.org)
- Why might I need a minimally invasive mitral valve replacement? (stamfordhealth.org)
- What are the risks of a minimally invasive mitral valve replacement? (stamfordhealth.org)
- Most minimally invasive mitral valve replacements are a success. (stamfordhealth.org)
- How do I get ready for a minimally invasive mitral valve replacement? (stamfordhealth.org)
- Objective: The purpose of this study was to develop a new method for minimally invasive mitral valve repair under direct endoscopic visualization in the beating heart. (elsevier.com)
- For the Mitral valve, we forget that the Mitral valve is a left sided structure and the Left Atrium is a posterior structure. (ctsnet.org)
- The mitral valve apparatus is a complex and refined mechanism located between the left atrium and the left ventricle of the heart which can manifest various kinds of pathologies. (comsol.com)
- The mitral valve is the heart valve located between the left atrium, or upper chamber of the heart, and left ventricle, or lower chamber of the heart. (medmovie.com)
- After the left atrium fills with blood the mitral valve opens to allow the blood to flow down into the left ventricle. (medmovie.com)
- If the mitral valve does not close properly, blood flows backwards into the left atrium. (medmovie.com)
- The valve allows blood to flow from the left atrium to the left ventricle in the heart. (stamfordhealth.org)
- The mitral valve is located in the left atrioventricular groove, and allows unidirectional flow of oxygenated blood from the left atrium into the relaxed left ventricle during diastole. (mhmedical.com)
- Overall, our initial results suggest that computer simulation may have the potential to improve patient selection for transcatheter mitral valve replacement in the presence of significant MAC. (nih.gov)
- Transcatheter mitral valve replacement. (nih.gov)
- What is mitral valve repair or replacement? (alberta.ca)
- So if you do not have a surgeon capable of repairing a valve in your institution, then hopefully this kind of paper will make cardiologists think about sending their patients to another institution for a MV repair rather than having an MV replacement, because 20 years down the road, the difference in survival between the two groups-it speaks for itself. (tctmd.com)
- So in degenerative MR, mitral repair is better than replacement, full stop," he said. (tctmd.com)
- PARIS , May 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced favorable outcomes from the first 100 patients treated in a global study of its Tendyne Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR) system, the first and only mitral replacement valve that is repositionable and fully retrievable to allow for more precise implantation, helping improve patient outcomes. (abbottinvestor.com)
- VA hospitals favor mitral valve repair vs. replacement: 10-year rates mirror non-VA hospitals although wide variability in MV repair rates among centers noted, according to presentation at 96th AATS Annual Meeting. (keystoneperfusion.com)
- At a mean follow-up of 11±3 years, all-cause mortality (P=0.12), need for mitral valve replacement (P=0.49), and cardiac re-hospitalization rate (P=0.57) resulted comparable between the two groups. (elsevier.com)
- There may be alternatives to heart valve replacement, depending on your condition. (hcf.com.au)
Complex mitral valve1
- Under the expert guidance of Dr. Adams, he has acquired further specialization in complex mitral valve repair using less invasive techniques. (mitralvalverepair.org)
- Your heart has four valves and problems can arise when one or more of the valves aren't opening or closing properly. (cardiosmart.org)
- The heart has four valves that regulate blood flow through the heart. (medmovie.com)
- When the heart pumps and the left ventricle contracts, the mitral valve closes and blood flows outward through the aortic valve (the exit valve of the heart) and into the circulation of the body. (medmovie.com)
- The mitral valve opens and closes to keep blood flowing in the proper direction through your heart. (alberta.ca)
- While your heartbeat is stopped, the doctor will repair or replace your heart valve. (alberta.ca)
- The heart has 4 valves. (stamfordhealth.org)
- These valves help blood flow through the heart and out to the body by promoting forward flow and preventing backflow. (stamfordhealth.org)
- The mitral valve lies between the two chambers of the heart on the left side. (stamfordhealth.org)
- Biological valves are made mainly from pig, cow, or human heart tissue. (stamfordhealth.org)
- Results: Direct endoscopic visualization of the mitral valve in an in vivo beating heart was obtained clearly, avoiding systemic hemodilution. (elsevier.com)
- This noninvasive repair process invloves implanting the clip onto the mitral valve of the heart by a simple needlestick in the groin. (wordpress.com)
- If your heart valve isn't too badly damaged, you may be able to have it repaired and strengthened instead of replaced. (hcf.com.au)
- Microscopically, there is no evidence of an annular structure anteriorly, where the mitral valve leaflet is contiguous with the posterior aortic root. (wikipedia.org)
- A bicuspid aortic valve is not necessarily life-threatening, but in some persons it becomes thickened and obstructed (stenotic). (britannica.com)
- Following this the East Carolina University group performed the first video-assisted mitral valve repair through a mini thoracotomy, using video-direction, a transthoracic aortic clamp, and retrograde cardioplegia [ 9 ]. (hindawi.com)
- Her history included an aortotomy at the age of 5, and, at the age of 45, a Ross procedure, including composite aortic root replacement with a pulmonary homograft and pulmonic valve replacement with a 23 mm pulmonary homograft. (massgeneral.org)
- Aortic valve neocuspidization in patients under 65 years old. (medindia.net)
- A 65-year-old diabetic man, presenting with new onset fever and altered mental status, was readmitted to our hospital from a skilled nursing facility at which he had been receiving IV antibiotics for aortic valve endocarditis. (lww.com)
- Intraoperative TEE examination confirmed the diagnosis of aortic valve endocarditis. (lww.com)
- Upon further interrogation of the aortic root using ME aortic valve short- and long-axis views, there was no evidence of direct extension of infection into the aortic annulus. (lww.com)
- Patients who are not ideal candidates for mini-MVR include those with severe mitral annular calcification, right ventricular dysfunction, or considerable aortic calcification. (newswise.com)
- Blood passes through the pulmonary and aortic valves on its way out of the heart to carry oxygen to the rest of the body. (utmedicalcenter.org)
- So you'll see here that I'm going to mark off the LV or left ventricle, and then I'm going to show you the normal path it takes out of the aortic valve to the aorta and the rest of the body. (khanacademy.org)
- The surgeon was trying to alleviate problems associated with the patient's aortic valve, which was allowing blood to trickle backward into the heart. (laskerfoundation.org)
- When the heart pumps and the left ventricle contracts, the mitral valve closes and blood flows outward through the aortic valve (the exit valve of the heart) and into the circulation of the body. (medmovie.com)
- Aortic and mitral valve replacement with the Carpentier-Edwards pericardial bioprosthesis: 10-year results. (edwards.com)
- Carpentier-Edwards pericardial bioprosthesis in aortic or mitral position: a 12-year experience. (edwards.com)
- The mitral annulus is saddle shaped and changes in shape throughout the cardiac cycle. (wikipedia.org)
- The mitral annulus changes in shape and size during the cardiac cycle. (wikipedia.org)
- In normal cardiac physiology, the mitral valve opens during left ventricular diastole, to allow blood to flow from the left atrium to the left ventricle. (wikipedia.org)
- The structural interrelationship of the valves of the heart and the dynamic mechanisms involved in their function are fundamental in optimizing valve performance, and are dependent upon an intricate multifaceted central cardiac complex. (springer.com)
- Mitral Valve Surgery presents a detailed background of the mitral valve, its pathology, evaluation, repair and replacement from a range of experts in the field, providing a detailed reference for clinicians in cardiology, cardiac surgery, interventional cardiology, and related fields. (springer.com)
- We have extensive experience with the treatment these patients may require, including cardiac catheterization and surgery to repair or replace abnormal mitral valves. (seattlechildrens.org)
- Mitral valve thickening refers to the appearance of the mitral valve on a cardiac ultrasound. (medhelp.org)
- Minimally invasive cardiac surgery started with mitral valve procedures and then gradually expanded towards other valve procedures, coronary artery bypass grafting, and various types of simple congenital heart procedures. (hindawi.com)
- The first successful cardiac valve operation was performed in 1912 by Tuffier [ 3 ] and the first successful mitral valve (MV) operation in 1923 by Cutler and Levine [ 4 ]. (hindawi.com)
- Contrast-enhanced four-chamber ECG-gated cardiac CT image planes, showing a large predominantly calcified mass (arrow) with peripheral discontinuous calcifications and central areas of low density attenuation located in the posterior left VA groove, consistent with caseous necrosis of the mitral valve. (massgeneral.org)
- Three-chamber non-contrast ECG-gated cardiac CT image showing a large predominantly calcified mass (arrow) with peripheral discontinuous calcifications and central areas of low density attenuation located in the posterior left VA groove, suggestive of caseous necrosis of the mitral valve. (massgeneral.org)
- Cardiac CT demonstrated a large extra-cavitary calcified mass with central areas of low density attenuation in the posterior atrio-ventricular groove, consistent with caseous necrosis of the mitral valve. (massgeneral.org)
- Our cardiac surgeons and cardiologists now perform mitral valve repair surgery percutaneously in high-risk patients. (uvahealth.com)
- The Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI) Center for Mitral Valve Disease is a dedicated multidisciplinary team of specialized cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, anesthesiologists, and nurses focused on providing patients and their physicians with access to the most advanced mitral valve therapy available. (upmc.com)
- The cardiac specialists at the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute offer advanced diagnostic testing and treatment for mitral valve disorders. (upmc.com)
- She had a history of holosystolic cardiac murmur due to mitral valve prolapse, diagnosed 20 years ago. (escardio.org)
- Boulder Community Health's Foothills Hospital was the first medical facility in Colorado and the surrounding multi-state region to perform cardiac mitral valve surgery via the da Vinci robotic-assisted system. (bch.org)
- The Mitral Leaflet Clip Procedure can be performed by an interventional cardiologist or a cardiac surgeon and is performed in our Cardiac Catheterization Lab or Structural Heart Hybrid OR . (christianacare.org)
- It should only be used to treat those too sick for surgery, based on the clinical judgment of the care team and a cardiac surgeon experienced in mitral valve disease. (sutterhealth.org)
- The first anchor may be configured to secure the cord to cardiac tissue located below a prolapsed valve leaflet and the second anchor may be configured to secure into the prolapsed valve leaflet. (google.ca)
- Also described are methods for treating a prolapsed valve including the steps of securing a first anchor to cardiac tissue located below the prolapsed mitral valve leaflet, securing a second anchor to the prolapsed mitral valve leaflet, tensioning a cord connecting the two anchors and securing the cord. (google.ca)
- The methods, devices, and kits described here are in the field of cardiac valve repair, and more specifically, in the field of treating mitral valve prolapse. (google.ca)
- Aberrant right coronary artery in a grown up congenital cardiac patient, successfully treated 46 years earlier with a double Starr-Edwards silastic ball valve replacement: a case report. (medindia.net)
- Atypically located cardiac haemangioma of the mitral valve. (biomedsearch.com)
- We report an adolescent with a benign cardiac haemangioma with attachments exclusively to the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve. (biomedsearch.com)
- Tiara is a self-expanding bioprosthesis that replaces a native mitral valve without the need for CABG or cardiac bypass support. (healio.com)
- Mitral valve replacement is a cardiac surgery procedure in which a patient's mitral valve is replaced by a different valve. (wikidoc.org)
- Nancy & Bill Thompson Heart Valve Center is one of the highest-volume surgical programs in the country with its cardiovascular surgery team repairing more heart valves than 90 percent of all cardiac programs in the nation. (hoag.org)
- The good news is Hoag Heart Valve Center's world-renowned cardiac surgery team is well-versed in the full array of heart valve surgical options, including complex surgical procedures not available at other centers. (hoag.org)
- Her Cardiologist went in and did a cardiac cath on both sides of the heart and was taking measurements of her valves for the surgery when he came out and told us that her cath showed that echo was incorrect. (healingwell.com)
Leaflets of the mitral valve6
- This reduction in annulus size at the end of atrial systole may be important for the proper coapting of the leaflets of the mitral valve when the left ventricle contracts and pumps blood. (wikipedia.org)
- In about 15% of patients with double orifice mitral valve, a central bridge of fibrous or abnormal leaflet tissue connects the 2 leaflets of the mitral valve, dividing the orifice into medial and lateral parts. (medscape.com)
- In mitral valve prolapse, the leaflets of the mitral valve bulge (prolapse) into the left atrium like a parachute during the heart's contraction. (mayoclinic.org)
- Next, a small clip is used to seal the leak by bringing the two leaflets of the mitral valve together, thereby reducing the amount of blood regurgitating. (prweb.com)
- Chordae tendinae from each muscle are attached to both leaflets of the mitral valve. (wikidoc.org)
- Bulging of one or both leaflets of the mitral valve (valve between the left ventricle and left atrium in the heart) during the contraction phase of the heart cycle. (rxmed.com)
- The mitral valve, also known as the bicuspid valve or left atrioventricular valve, is a valve with two flaps in the heart, that lies between the left atrium and the left ventricle. (wikipedia.org)
- The mitral valve is named after the mitre of a bishop, which resembles its flaps. (wikipedia.org)
- The mitral valve ( / ˈ m aɪ t r əl / ), also known as the bicuspid valve or left atrioventricular valve , is a valve with two flaps in the heart that lies between the left atrium and the left ventricle . (wikipedia.org)
- Once blood has left the heart and entered the aorta, its return is prevented by the semilunar valves, which consist of membranous saclike flaps that open away from the heart. (britannica.com)
- opening is guarded by the mitral, or bicuspid, valve, so named because it consists of two flaps. (britannica.com)
- The flaps of the valve are "floppy" and may not close tightly. (nih.gov)
- These flaps normally help seal or open the valve. (nih.gov)
- The flaps of the mitral and tricuspid valves open to let blood through. (nih.gov)
- When the ventricles contract, the flaps of the mitral and tricuspid valves close. (nih.gov)
- In MVP, when the left ventricle contracts, one or both flaps of the mitral valve flop or bulge back (prolapse) into the left atrium. (nih.gov)
- The valve flaps may be too large and thick. (nih.gov)
- The valve flaps may be "floppy. (nih.gov)
- The tissue of the flaps and their supporting "strings" are too stretchy, and parts of the valve flop or bulge back into the atrium. (nih.gov)
- The valve has two flaps of tissue - known as leaflets - that open and close together like a pair of swinging doors. (kidshealth.org)
- Each time the heart beats, the left ventricle pumps blood out to the body and the flaps of the mitral valve swing shut to prevent the blood in the ventricle from flowing backward into the left atrium. (kidshealth.org)
- In some cases, though, the flaps of the mitral valve make a clicking sound when they close, like when you flick or snap a towel, and it is simply called a "click. (kidshealth.org)
- When a click and murmur are heard together, the click happens first (as the flaps close and flop back), followed by the murmur (the noise of the whirling blood as it leaks back into the atrium through the improperly closed valve). (kidshealth.org)
- The mitral valve has 2 flaps, also called leaflets. (seattlechildrens.org)
- Mitral valve prolapse is when 1 or both valve flaps don't close smoothly and may not seal tightly when the heart pumps. (seattlechildrens.org)
- Mitral valve prolapse, also known as click-murmur syndrome, Barlow's syndrome, balloon mitral valve, or floppy valve syndrome, is the bulging of one or both of the mitral valve flaps (leaflets) into the left atrium during the contraction of the heart. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- The mitral valve is located between the left atrium and the left ventricle and is composed of two flaps. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- Primary Mitral Valve Prolapse is distinguished by thickening of one or both valve flaps. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- In secondary Mitral Valve Prolapse, the flaps are not thickened. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- Mitral Valve Prolapse may be detected by listening with a stethoscope, revealing a "click" (created by the stretched flaps snapping against each other during contraction) and/or a murmur. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- The mitral valve is formed from two downward-facing flaps. (rexhealth.com)
- Between heartbeats, the flaps close tightly so that blood does not leak backward through the valve. (rexhealth.com)
- But in some people with mitral valve prolapse, one or both of the mitral valve's flaps (leaflets) have extra tissue bulging (prolapsing) like a parachute into the left atrium each time the heart contracts. (mayoclinic.org)
- The mitral valve, located between the heart's left upper and lower chambers, has two flaps. (upmc.com)
- When the heart contracts, the mitral valve's two flaps - or leaflets - open to allow blood to move out of the atrium and into the ventricle. (upmc.com)
- Mitral valve prolapse occurs when one or both of the valve's two flaps, or leaflets, are too large or stretched. (upmc.com)
- The Mitral valve has two flaps or leaves that work as a one way "inflow valve" for the left side of the heart. (medindia.net)
- These valves have tissue flaps that open and close with each heartbeat. (gopetsamerica.com)
- Valve repair -- The surgeon trims, shapes, or rebuilds one or both of the flaps that open and close the valve. (floridahealthfinder.gov)
Normal mitral valve5
- A normal mitral valve will not impede the flow of blood from the left atrium to the left ventricle during (ventricular) diastole, and the pressures in the left atrium and the left ventricle during ventricular diastole will be equal. (wikipedia.org)
- Figure A shows a normal mitral valve. (nih.gov)
- Some children begin life with a normal mitral valve and then develop problems later on. (seattlechildrens.org)
- The normal mitral valve consists of a large, central orifice located between a large sail-like anterior leaflet and a small, C-shaped posterior leaflet. (medscape.com)
- An artificial mitral valve cannot work as well as a normal mitral valve. (cardiosmart.org)
Heart's mitral valve2
- Rarely, blood can leak the wrong way through the floppy valve. (nih.gov)
- Sixteen of the 31 late deaths were definitely attributable to the presence of the prosthesis: systemic arterial emboli (eight patients), valve thrombosis (two), perivalvular leak (one), ball variance (two), endocarditis (two), and intracerebral hemorrhage due to anticoagulants (one). (ahajournals.org)
- As one ages, this makes the valve prone to leak. (upmc.com)
- Rheumatic fever - this can also lead to scarring of the leaflets and cause the valve to leak. (upmc.com)
- Heart attack or lack of blood supply to the heart muscle - this can stretch the left ventricle and the mitral valve, causing it to leak. (upmc.com)
- Ultrasound guides the device to the mitral valve leak for to repair. (uvahealth.com)
- Specific to these diseases, the mitral valve is normal, but the leaflet edges do not meet creating a large leak, because its supporting structures are pulled away and outward by the dilatation of the heart. (maimonidesmed.org)
- Other conditions, too - for example, congenital problems and degenerative processes - constricted valves or made them leak. (laskerfoundation.org)
- Birth defects, age-related changes, infections, or other conditions can cause one or more of the heart valves not to open fully or to let blood leak back into the heart chambers. (gopetsamerica.com)
- This is dangerous because when the leaflets in the valve don't meet correctly, blood may leak backwards into the lungs each time the heart pumps. (wikidoc.org)
- Many mitral valves can be repaired, especially if the leak is due to wear and tear. (wikidoc.org)
- I have heard that there is a condition known as Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome, which includes symptoms including anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine headaches and extreme fatigue. (druginfonet.com)
- Is Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome a recognized and medically accepted syndrome and, if so, could my 'saggy' valve cause the Syndrome? (druginfonet.com)
- I have mitral valve prolapse syndrome, and my writing took me down a path to find this information. (hubpages.com)
- Mitral valve prolapse occurs when the mitral valve leaflets and attached chords undergo a process called myxomatous (mix-o-ma-tous) change, or degeneration. (healthcentral.com)
- When the mitral valve doesn't close all the way, blood flows backward into the upper heart chamber (atrium) from the lower chamber as it contracts. (medlineplus.gov)
- This is one of the heart's four valves that help prevent blood from flowing backward as it moves through the heart. (healthline.com)
- But this new procedure is a breakthrough because we can essentially stop the backward flow of the blood through the leaky valve and decrease the patient's risk of heart failure without any stitching involved. (prweb.com)
- Your mitral valve separates these two chambers and keeps the blood from flowing backward. (cardiosmart.org)
- Once the catheter reaches your heart, a dime-sized clip clamps the improperly working valve, allowing it to close more tightly and reducing backward blood flow. (sutterhealth.org)
- The heart's valves open so blood can move forward, and then close to keep it from moving backward. (utmedicalcenter.org)
- Mitral valve prolapse is also seen with some connective tissue disorders such as Marfan syndrome and other rare genetic disorders. (medlineplus.gov)
- Many other diseases or problems can weaken or damage the valve or the heart tissue around the valve. (medlineplus.gov)
- 2. The valve prosthesis according to claim 1 , wherein at least one of the first and third elongate tissue-engaging elements is a fork tine. (google.com)
- 3. The valve prosthesis according to claim 1 , wherein the second elongate tissue-piercing element is chevron-shaped barb. (google.com)
- 4. The valve prosthesis according to claim 1 , wherein for purposes of so simultaneously engaging the separate corresponding areas of tissue, the first elongate tissue-piercing element is pointed at least partially opposite the direction of blood flow, and the second elongate tissue-piercing element is pointed at least partially along the direction of blood flow. (google.com)
- In double orifice mitral valve, abnormal tissue divides the orifice into 2 parts. (medscape.com)
- Abnormal structures, including large bridging tissue, bulky abnormal leaflets, fused chordae, or abnormal papillary muscles reduce the effective area of the valve. (medscape.com)
- A, Atrial view of the mitral valve showing the double orifice and the Alfieri repair site with tissue growth over the suture site (arrow). (ahajournals.org)
- Symptoms can emerge suddenly if the cords that attach the valve to the heart muscle break, a heart attack damages the muscle tissue around the valve or an infection destroys part of the valve. (reference.com)
- The mitral valve is made up of two thin leaflets of tissue that line the internal walls of the base portion of the left ventricle. (healthcentral.com)
- Rheumatic fever can damage the mitral valve and surrounding heart tissue. (wisegeek.com)
- What are the differences between mechanical valves and tissue valves? (medtronic.com)
- A mechanical valve lasts longer than a tissue valve, but you'll have to be on blood-thinning medication for the rest of your life to reduce the risk of blood clots. (medtronic.com)
- The main advantage of a tissue valve is that it does not typically require life-long blood-thinning medication. (medtronic.com)
- With tissue valves, the need for life-long blood-thinning medication is usually minimal. (medtronic.com)
- The fact that tissue valves may not require life-long blood-thinning medication makes them ideal for women in their childbearing years, elderly patients, and patients who can't tolerate anticoagulation medication. (medtronic.com)
- 3. The method of claim 2, wherein the first tissue anchor is secured to the myocardium of the heart at the P 1 region of the mitral valve. (freepatentsonline.com)
- 4. The method of claim 3, wherein the direction of the vector of the outward force acting on the heart wall by the first tissue anchor intersects the P 1 region of the mitral valve. (freepatentsonline.com)
- Through guidance of an echocardiogram (echo) and X-ray, an artificial, human or animal tissue valve is transported directly to the heart. (sutterhealth.org)
- Biological valve replacements (made from animal tissue or from human donors) are better tolerated, but are not as durable as artificial valves. (maimonidesmed.org)
- deploying said first plication band in tissue, and deploying said second plication band in tissue such that said linking construct extends across the mouth of the valve and draws the two portions of tissue together, thereby limiting leaflet prolapse. (google.com.au)
- Repair usually involves removal of excess tissue or reshaping the valve. (medindia.net)
- Instead of mechanical valves tissue valves form a donor can be used. (medindia.net)
- It happens when the valve or nearby tissue ruptures suddenly. (uwhealth.org)
- Heart Valve Problems: Should I Choose a Mechanical Valve or Tissue Valve to Replace My Heart Valve? (uwhealth.org)
- In the past, it was standard practice to replace the mitral valve with a mechanical or natural tissue valve. (maimonidesmed.org)
- Today, slightly more than half of all valves implanted are mechanical, but the proportion of tissue valves is growing rapidly. (laskerfoundation.org)
- Initially, animal-tissue valves were used only in elderly patients. (laskerfoundation.org)
- Bioprosthetic valves (made primarily with tissue) are recommended in patients older than 70 years, in whom the likelihood of needing reoperation because of valve degeneration is low. (eurekalert.org)
- Ring annuloplasty -- The surgeon tightens the valve by sewing a ring of metal, cloth, or tissue around the valve. (floridahealthfinder.gov)
- There are two primary types of artificial mitral valves -- a metal or mechanical valve and a tissue valve or biological valve (Maryland Para 2). (wikidoc.org)
- The tissue valve is made from animal tissues (Sundt 2). (wikidoc.org)
Treatment for mitral1
Back into the left atrium4
- Figure D shows a mitral valve that allows blood to flow back into the left atrium. (nih.gov)
- When the mitral valve does not close properly, blood leaks back into the left atrium. (upmc.com)
- The valve then prolapses and its bloodtight seal becomes compromised, causing the blood to flow back into the left atrium during systole. (google.ca)
- When the left ventricle contracts to pump blood throughout the body, the mitral valve closes to prevent the blood being pumped back into the left atrium. (google.es)
People with mitral valve pr5
- Many people with mitral valve prolapse DO NOT have symptoms. (medlineplus.gov)
- Some abnormal heartbeats (arrhythmias) in people with mitral valve prolapse can be life threatening. (medlineplus.gov)
- People with Mitral Valve Prolapse often have no symptoms and detection of a click or murmur may be discovered during a routine examination. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- Some people with mitral valve prolapse, however, require treatment. (mayoclinic.org)
- Although most people with mitral valve prolapse never have problems, complications can occur. (mayoclinic.org)
Symptoms of mitral valve pr3
- Patients with mechanical heart valves are required to take blood thinners for the rest of their lives, which presents a risk of bleeding complications. (wikipedia.org)
- In rare instances, mitral valve prolapse can lead to additional health complications, such as an arrhythmia, which is an irregular heartbeat, or endocarditis, an infection of the heart often caused by bacteria. (healthday.com)
- Relatively rare complications of this degenerative mitral valve anomaly include systemic emboli, infective endocarditis, arrhythmias and, arguably, autonomic nervous system abnormalities. (biomedsearch.com)
Occurs when the mitral valve1
Double orifice mitral valve9
- Double orifice mitral valve (DOMV) is an uncommon anomaly that was first described by Greenfield in 1876. (medscape.com)
- [ 3 ] Although double orifice mitral valve may allow normal blood flow between the left atrium and LV, it can substantially obstruct mitral valve inflow or produce mitral valve incompetence. (medscape.com)
- Recognition of double orifice mitral valve and awareness of the anatomic variations are important to achieve good therapeutic results. (medscape.com)
- In this type of double orifice mitral valve, dilatation of the posteromedial orifice is feasible by means of balloon valvuloplasty. (medscape.com)
- Double orifice mitral valve was always associated with an anomaly of the subvalvular apparatus because, by definition, a separate tensor apparatus is attached to each orifice. (medscape.com)
- In another published clinical series of 18 patients with double orifice mitral valve and intact AV septum, Das et al found that double orifice mitral valve was most commonly associated with left sided obstructed lesions in 39% of the cases and with ventricular septal defects (VSDs) in 17% of the cases. (medscape.com)
- A, TEE short-axis view shows double-orifice mitral valve (asterisks) and the Alfieri repair site (arrow). (ahajournals.org)
- B, TEE 2-chamber view shows double-orifice mitral valve and region of repair (arrow). (ahajournals.org)
- C, TEE with Doppler color flow characteristics through double-orifice mitral valve. (ahajournals.org)
- Mitral valve involvement is usually symptomless initially but may lead to left ventricular failure with shortness of breath. (britannica.com)
- When the valve does not work properly, you may experience a variety of side effects, including fatigue and shortness of breath. (upmc.com)
- Changes in your mitral valve are causing major heart symptoms, such as shortness of breath, leg swelling, or heart failure. (floridahealthfinder.gov)
- Some symptoms of patients that need mitral valve repair or replacement include: sensations of feeling the heart beat, chest pain, hard to breathe especially after activity, fatigue, coughing, and shortness of breath while lying flat. (wikidoc.org)
Replacement of the mitral valve1
- More often the mitral valve becomes abnormal with age ( degenerative ) or as a result of rheumatic fever . (wikipedia.org)
- One cause of mitral valve problems is rheumatic fever , a problem with inflammation that can develop after an infection with Streptococcus bacteria. (seattlechildrens.org)
- Bacteria that causes rheumatic fever can damage the heart, especially its valves. (utmedicalcenter.org)
- During left ventricular diastole, after the pressure drops in the left ventricle due to relaxation of the ventricular myocardium, the mitral valve opens, and blood travels from the left atrium to the left ventricle. (wikipedia.org)
- This early filling phase is due to active relaxation of the ventricular myocardium, causing a pressure gradient that allows a rapid flow of blood from the left atrium, across the mitral valve. (wikipedia.org)
- Left atrial contraction (left atrial systole) (during left ventricular diastole) causes added blood to flow across the mitral valve immediately before left ventricular systole. (wikipedia.org)
- 8 ] in February of 1996 performed the first video-assisted mitral valve repair (MVR) through a mini thoracotomy using ventricular fibrillation. (hindawi.com)
- However, with time, MVP can progress and lead to a mitral valve that fails to close normally during ventricular contraction. (healthcentral.com)
- Background Bileaflet mitral valve prolapse (biMVP) is associated with frequent ventricular ectopy (VE) and malignant ventricular arrhythmia. (mendeley.com)
- A central jet, located at the coaptation margin of the mitral valve, was consistent with functional MR possibly because of ventricular dilation. (lww.com)
- There is a gradation from the normal billowing during ventricular systole of mitral leaflet bodies to marked billowing. (biomedsearch.com)
- At the end of ventricular diastole, the bicuspid valve shuts, and prevents backflow as the ventricle begins its systolic phase. (wikidoc.org)
- The anterior cusp covers approximately two-thirds of the valve (imagine a crescent moon within the circle, where the crescent represents the posterior cusp). (wikipedia.org)
- The commissures of the mitral valve are the areas where the anterior and posterior leaflets meet. (healthline.com)
- A trans-thoracic echocardiogram (TTE) performed on admission to MGH revealed a large, non-mobile echo dense mass on the atrial side of the mitral valve, adjacent to the posterior leaflet. (massgeneral.org)
- Apical four-chamber TTE image revealing a large echo-dense mass (arrow) associated with the posterior mitral leaflet. (massgeneral.org)
- Parasternal short axis (mitral) view : Prolapse of the posterior leaflet (medial part of P2). (escardio.org)
- For the Mitral valve, we forget that the Mitral valve is a left sided structure and the Left Atrium is a posterior structure. (ctsnet.org)
- These valve leaflets are prevented from prolapsing into the left atrium by the action of tendons attached to the posterior surface of the valve, chordae tendinae . (wikidoc.org)
- The left atrioventricular apparatus is located between the left atrium and the left ventricle, and consists of the following: mitral ring, anterior and posterior cusps, chordae tendineae, and papillary muscles. (scielo.br)
Leaky mitral valves1
Replace the mitral valve2
- The techniques of mitral valve repair include inserting a cloth-covered ring around the valve to bring the leaflets into contact with each other ( annuloplasty ), removal of redundant/loose segments of the leaflets (quadrangular resection), and re-suspension of the leaflets with artificial ( Gore-Tex ) cords. (wikipedia.org)
- Postoperative AF is frequent after mitral repair and is often self-limited. (medscape.com)
- Anticoagulation for patients in AF after mitral valve repair is clearly established, but regimens for patients in SR vary widely. (medscape.com)
- See our statistics and outcomes for mitral valve abnormalities repair and replacement . (seattlechildrens.org)
- Mitral valve prolapse is the most common reason for mitral valve repair in the United States. (healthline.com)
- All heart valve repair products are safe with x-ray examinations. (medtronic.com)
- Is it safe to have a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan after heart valve repair? (medtronic.com)
- Our heart valve repair products have been tested and found to be compatible during an MRI scan under specific conditions. (medtronic.com)
- Your Medtronic heart valve repair products should not activate airport security alarms, depending on the sensitivity of the security system settings. (medtronic.com)
- None of these items will cause problems with your heart valve repair product. (medtronic.com)
- Current percutaneous technologies for mitral valve repair (MVR) were developed based on some of the same principles as the standard open approaches. (medscape.com)
- Percutaneous mitral valve edge-to-edge repair: in-hospital results and 1-year follow-up of 628 patients of the 2011-2012 Pilot European Sentinel Registry. (medscape.com)
- Evolving concepts and technologies in mitral valve repair. (medscape.com)
- If possible, a cardiothoracic surgeon will try to repair the valve. (wisegeek.com)
- Penn surgeons have performed thousands of mitral valve repair procedures - more than any other hospital in Pennsylvania. (pennmedicine.org)
- When Dante was diagnosed with a leaky mitral valve, he knew he wanted the best surgeon around to repair it. (pennmedicine.org)
- Safety and durability of mitral valve repair for anterior leaflet perforation. (springer.com)
- Traditionally, surgeons repair a leaking mitral valve by making a large incision to open the chest cavity and access the heart, which is an excellent option," says Dr. Lasala. (prweb.com)
- For more information about mitral valve repair options, call 855-45-HEART. (prweb.com)
- Current heart valve repair (annuloplasty) rings and bands are designed for symmetric dilatation. (edwards.com)
- Our surgeons have a long history of expertise and excellence in mitral valve repair that began in the 1990s. (uvahealth.com)
- In fact, many techniques of valve repair were developed here at UVA. (uvahealth.com)
- Our cardiologists and surgeons are pioneers in the development of transcatheter mitral valve repair using a small clip-like device. (uvahealth.com)
- Our preferred approach is to repair the mitral valve. (uvahealth.com)
- 3-D echocardiography allows us to understand why the valve is leaking, how we should repair the valve and how successful the repair is before you leave the operating room. (uvahealth.com)
- Through a small incision in the groin, a small clip is advanced into the heart to repair the leaky mitral valve. (uvahealth.com)
- With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Daniel O'Hair is one of the nation's leading experts in robotic-assisted mitral valve repair and Colorado's most experienced surgeon for that procedure. (bch.org)
- To learn more about Robotic Mitral Valve Repair or make an appointment, please call 303-442-2395. (bch.org)
- Dr. Daniel O'Hair is the most experienced surgeon in a multi-state region offering robotic mitral valve repair. (bch.org)
- Many types of diseases are amenable to mitral valve repair. (maimonidesmed.org)
- Mitral valve repair is the preferred approach when it can be done with a satisfactory early result and expectation of good durability of repair. (maimonidesmed.org)
- Modern mitral valve repair consists of surgically remodeling or reconstructing the valve to eliminate any leakage or blockage. (maimonidesmed.org)
- There are many advantages of mitral valve repair over replacement. (maimonidesmed.org)
- It might be necessary if the valve has deteriorated to the point that repair is not an option or if the anatomy of the valve has been changed by one or more repair procedures and can no longer be repaired. (cardiosmart.org)
- Currently, the preferred option for the majority of patients is to repair the mitral valve. (maimonidesmed.org)
- Carpentier, in turn, augmented his own initial discovery by formulating techniques to repair rather than replace valves - a venture that was aided by the availability of prosthetic valves as a backup. (laskerfoundation.org)
- When the valve is too damaged to repair, the valve must be replaced with an artificial valve (Sundt 2). (wikidoc.org)
- a lower mortality at the time of operation (1-2% for repair versus 6-8% for replacement), a significantly lower risk of stroke, and a lower rate of infection, improved long-term survival with mitral valve repair. (wikidoc.org)
- Patients who receive a valve repair stay on the same survival curve as the normal population. (wikidoc.org)
- After mitral valve repair, blood thinners are not required, in contrast to the life-long requirement for blood thinners after mechanical mitral valve replacement (University 1). (wikidoc.org)
- There do not presently seem to be indicators of an impending need for mitral valve repair. (texasheart.org)
- Heart valve repair can benefit patients who have a weak heart or need repair of a prior valve replacement or repair. (orlive.com)
- Caseous necrosis of the mitral valve is a rare form of mitral annular calcification (MAC) in which there is high atherosclerotic burden with central 'caseous' necrosis, which can resemble a tumor. (massgeneral.org)
- This represents a rare form of mitral annular calcification of uncertain pathophysiology. (aerzteblatt.de)
- Patients with mechanical heart valves who use warfarin for anticoagulation have to be on long-term anticoagulation therapy. (wikipedia.org)
- For blood to circulate effectively through the heart, each of four heart valves must be functioning properly. (healthcentral.com)
- Diagnosis is based on the medical history including symptoms, existence of a characteristic murmur upon examination of the heart, and echocardiography (an ultrasound study of the heart valves and muscle). (healthcentral.com)
- Catheterization techniques can be used to widen heart valves that are stenotic (narrowed) and limit blood flow. (healthcentral.com)
- The heart valves work by ensuring that blood flows in a forward direction and doesn't back up or cause leakage. (healthline.com)
- There is not usually a plaque build up around heart valves, although they can degenerate over time. (druginfonet.com)
- All replacement heart valves are completely safe with x-ray exams. (medtronic.com)
- Heart valves work like one-way gates, helping blood flow in one direction between heart chambers or in and out of the heart. (uwhealth.org)
- Several things can go wrong with heart valves. (utmedicalcenter.org)
Transcatheter mitral valve3
- Transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) technology doesn't require opening your chest and temporarily stopping your heart. (sutterhealth.org)
- HighLife said today that it raised a Series B round worth more than $36 million for the transcatheter mitral valve replacement it's developing. (massdevice.com)
- The first-in-human implantation of the Tiara transcatheter mitral valve was successfully performed in January at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, according to a press release issued by Neovasc Inc. (healio.com)
- The valve leaflets are prevented from prolapsing into the left atrium by the action of chordae tendineae. (wikipedia.org)
- The chordae tendineae are inelastic tendons attached at one end to papillary muscles in the left ventricle, and at the other to the valve cusps. (wikipedia.org)
- The mitral valve, as well as the chordae tendinae are visible as white strings. (wikipedia.org)
- It's where the chordae tendinae attach the mitral valve to the papillary muscles. (healthline.com)
- Other anomalies of the valve apparatus, such as cleft leaflets, accessory papillary muscles, fused papillary muscles, and crossing chordae tendineae, are commonly present. (medscape.com)
- This condition involves 2 mitral valve annuli and valves, each with its own set of leaflets, commissures, chordae, and papillary muscles. (medscape.com)
- In mitral valve prolapse, the valve has malformations of the leaflets that open and the strings, or chordae , that support the valve. (wisegeek.com)
- He or she may separate the leaflets if necessary, and also shorten the chordae to create a more effective valve. (wisegeek.com)
- And you can see that the chordae are actually attached to the mitral valve. (khanacademy.org)
- To determinate the extension and the resistance of the primary mitral valve chordae tendineae when submitted to traction. (scielo.br)
- The importance of keeping the integrity of papillary muscle, chordae tendineae, and mitral valve cuspid when the replacement of this valve occurs is clear, but the knowledge of the maximum resistance that a primary tendinea chorda can withstand is not known. (scielo.br)
- The resistance of primary mitral valve chordae tendineae is associated with its thickness and elongation at the moment of rupture, but is not associated with the length. (scielo.br)
- 1 The transmitral pressure exerted on mitral valve leaflets causes full closure during systole, 2 thus producing the strain in the chordae tendineae, which are inserted in the different cusp areas. (scielo.br)
- I'm a 26 year old diagnosed with Hypoplastic right heart syndrome and mitral valve prolapse. (wisegeek.com)
- Three decades after it was demonstrated that nonejection systolic clicks and late systolic murmurs have a mitral valve origin and that a specific syndrome is associated with the primary degenerative mitral lesion, numerous questions remain unanswered. (biomedsearch.com)
Forms of mitral2
- Mitral valve prolapse often affects thin women who may have minor chest wall deformities, scoliosis, or other disorders. (medlineplus.gov)
- Surgeons sometimes could blindly use a finger through an incision in the chest to widen the valve opening, but if that procedure didn't work, no alternative existed. (laskerfoundation.org)
Cause of mitral2
- The mitral valve along with the tricuspid valve are known collectively as the atrioventricular valves because they lie between the atria and the ventricles of the heart. (wikipedia.org)
- The mitral valve and the tricuspid valve are known collectively as the atrioventricular valves because they lie between the atria and the ventricles of the heart. (wikipedia.org)
- The heart also has a right atrium and ventricle, separated by the tricuspid valve. (nih.gov)
- This invention relates to a framework or stent for mounting a trileaflet heart valve constructed of natural or synthetic materials, particularly for mitral or tricuspid valve replacement. (freepatentsonline.com)
- Palpitations (sensation of fast or irregular heart beat) are the most common complaint among patients with Mitral Valve Prolapse. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- The late postoperative results of isolated mitral valve replacement in 100 patients operated upon from 1961 to 1965 are summarized. (ahajournals.org)
- Mechanical valves in some patients have lasted as long as 25 years without problems. (medtronic.com)
- Artificial valves are extremely durable, but they do require patients to take anticoagulant (anti-clotting) medication every day to prevent stroke. (maimonidesmed.org)
- Patients whose valves have been repaired have a better survival over the next 10 to 20 years compared to patients who received a prosthetic valve. (maimonidesmed.org)
- Patients usually have no symptoms after mitral valve replacement. (medindia.net)
- The two main disadvantages of mitral valve replacement are infection and the need to give patients blood thinners for lifetime. (medindia.net)
- A principal cause of confusion is the use of the term 'prolapse', which essentially implies a pathological state, in many patients with minimal evidence of a mitral valve anomaly. (biomedsearch.com)
- As of 2004, four live patients had replacement valves that had been implanted at least 40 years earlier. (laskerfoundation.org)
- Since most of the Mitral valve patients are relatively young, the concern for atherosclerosis emboli should be minimal. (ctsnet.org)
- In a comparison of mechanical prosthetic vs bioprosthetic mitral valves among patients 50 to 69 years of age undergoing mitral valve replacement, there was no significant difference in survival at 15 years, although there were differences in risk of reoperation, bleeding and stroke, according to a study in the April 14 issue of JAMA . (eurekalert.org)
- In nonelderly patients requiring valve replacement, deciding between bioprosthetic and mechanical prosthetic valves is challenging because long-term survival and other outcomes have not been well defined, according to background information in the article. (eurekalert.org)
- Quality-of-life surveys indicate that many patients view the distant possibility of reoperation as a reasonable trade-off for freedom from lifelong anticoagulation, reduced quality of life, and poorer perceived health status associated with mechanical prosthetic valves," the researchers write. (eurekalert.org)
- The authors note that even though these findings suggest bioprosthetic mitral valve replacement may be a reasonable alternative to mechanical prosthetic valve replacement in patients aged 50 to 69 years, the 15-year follow-up was insufficient to fully assess lifetime risks, particularly of reoperation. (eurekalert.org)
- With this valve, patients are required to take blood-thinning medications to prevent clotting. (wikidoc.org)
- In normal conditions, blood flows through an open mitral valve during diastole with contraction of the left atrium, and the mitral valve closes during systole with contraction of the left ventricle. (wikipedia.org)
- The valve opens and closes because of pressure differences, opening when there is greater pressure in the left atrium than ventricle, and closing when there is greater pressure in the ventricle than atrium. (wikipedia.org)
- The mitral valve is typically 4 to 6 square centimetres (0.62 to 0.93 sq in) in area, and sits in the left heart between the left atrium and the left ventricle. (wikipedia.org)
- When the left ventricle contracts, the pressure in the ventricle forces the valve to close, while the tendons keep the leaflets coapting together and prevent the valve from opening in the wrong direction (thus preventing blood to flow back to the left atrium). (wikipedia.org)
- About 70 to 80% of the blood that travels across the mitral valve occurs during the early filling phase of the left ventricle. (wikipedia.org)
- As the gradient across the mitral valve increases, the amount of time necessary to fill the left ventricle with blood increases. (wikipedia.org)
- After the left atrium fills with blood, the mitral valve allows blood to flow from the left atrium into the heart's main pumping chamber called the left ventricle . (wikipedia.org)
- The mitral valve is attached in the same manner as the tricuspid, but it is stronger and thicker because the left ventricle is by nature a more powerful pump working under high pressure. (britannica.com)
- The mitral valve allows blood to flow from the left atrium into the left ventricle, but not back the other way. (nih.gov)
- The valve separates the left atrium from the left ventricle. (nih.gov)
- The mitral valve sits between the left atrium and the left ventricle and helps control the flow of blood as it passes from the left atrium into the left ventricle. (kidshealth.org)
- This valve controls the flow of blood between the upper left chamber of the heart (the left atrium) and the lower left chamber (the left ventricle). (healthday.com)
- The mitral valve separates the left upper chamber (left atrium) and left lower chamber (left ventricle) of the heart. (rexhealth.com)
- When the left atrium fills with blood, the mitral valve opens to allow blood to flow to the left ventricle. (healthline.com)
- They help maintain the connection between the left ventricle and the mitral valve so it can open and close with less tension. (healthline.com)
- Two mitral valves can be seen opening into the left ventricle. (medscape.com)
- The mitral valve separates the two chambers (atrium and ventricle) of the left side of the heart. (mayoclinic.org)
- When your heart is working properly, the mitral valve closes completely during contraction of the left ventricle and prevents blood from flowing back into your heart's upper left chamber (left atrium). (mayoclinic.org)
- Between the left ventricle and the left atrium lies the mitral valve. (healthcentral.com)
- By closing when the left ventricle contracts, the mitral valve prevents a backup of blood into the left atrium. (healthcentral.com)
- When the heart contracts, the mitral valve , located between the left atrium and ventricle , opens to allow the passage of blood into the left ventricle. (wisegeek.com)
- The mitral valve is a one-way valve located between the heart's left upper chamber (the left atrium) and the heart's lower left chamber (the left ventricle). (upmc.com)
- The mitral valve provides outflow of blood into the left ventricle in the heart, according to Medscape. (reference.com)
- Assemblies and methods for reshaping a portion of a heart, such as the mitral valve and/or the ventricle, are disclosed. (freepatentsonline.com)
- Valve repairs preserve the geometry and function of the left ventricle. (maimonidesmed.org)
- So all that really means is that the mitral valve, the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle, is 'floppy. (khanacademy.org)
- So you'll see that I'm drawing here these arrows outward, kind of signifying enlargement of the left ventricle, and you'll notice that if that cavity enlarges, so does the mitral valve, and it can no longer close effectively. (khanacademy.org)
- The mitral valve (also known as the bicuspid valve or left atrioventricular valve ), is a dual flap (bi = 2) valve in the heart that lies between the left atrium (LA) and the left ventricle (LV). (wikidoc.org)
- A normally functioning mitral valve opens to pressure from the superior surface of the valve, allowing blood to flow into the left ventricle during left atria systole (contraction), and closes at the end of atrial contraction to prevent blood from back flowing into the atria during left ventricle systole . (wikidoc.org)
- Thus when the ventricle contracts, the intraventricular pressure forces the valve to close, while the tendons prevent the valve from opening in the wrong direction. (wikidoc.org)
- About 70-80% of the blood that travels across the mitral valve occurs during the early filling phase of the left ventricle. (wikidoc.org)
- The opening and closing of the mitral valve is difficult to hear directly, but the flow of blood to the left ventricle is most audible at the apex of the heart , and so auscultation is usually performed at the intersection of the fifth intercostal space and the midclavicular line . (wikidoc.org)