This trial was designed as a randomized, double-blind, 2-arm, parallel-group, placebo-controlled study within thirteen participating cardiac surgical centers. Eligible patients included those with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (40% or lower), undergoing CABG surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass alone or combined with valve surgery. Patients were assigned in 1:1 fashion to either levosimendan or placebo. Primary end point included a composite of 3 elements reflecting low cardiac output syndrome. These included catecholamine infusion persisting beyond 48 hours after infusion of levosimendan, need for left ventricular assist device in the post-operative period, or the need for renal replacement therapy during the intensive care unit stay. Secondary end-points included in-hospital mortality, number of days with mechanical assist device, and number of days with renal replacement therapy among others (other secondary endpoints included in text). Total of 336 patients were randomized ...
Jean-Paul Mira shares his thoughts on the LICORN trial which sought to answer the question: Does a prophylactic levosimendan infusion reduce the incidence of postoperative low cardiac output syndrome in patients with impaired left ventricular function who are undergoing isolated or combined coronary artery bypass grafting surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass?. Results from this trial were presented at LIVES 2017 in Vienna and have been published in JAMA.. Find the article in JAMA HERE.. ...
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Neonates and infants that have cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) for congenital heart disease are at great risk for experiencing life-threatening low cardiac output syndrome (LCOS) in the first 24 hours after surgery. The poor perfusion and inadequate oxygen delivery that occurs may result in multiple organ failure and death. It is LCOS that is responsible for the majority of early postoperative deaths in this population of neonates and infants. Improved pediatric probes placed in peripheral locations using near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) may permit continuous monitoring of venous saturations reflecting overall perfusion and oxygen balance in the tissues. Following parental or guardian consent, 30 neonates and infants scheduled to undergo surgery for congenital heart disease will be enrolled. At the end of surgery, four EQUANOX Advance 8004CB probes will be placed on the flank, lower extremities and the forehead. Continuous NIRS saturations will be monitored and stored for ...
Acute heart failure represents an increasingly common cause of hospitalization, and may require the use of inotropic drugs in patients with low cardiac output and evidence of organ hypoperfusion. However, currently available therapies may have delete
Low cardiac output syndrome (LCOs) is a serious complication in critically ill patients or those undergoing major surgery, resulting in multiple organ damage with significant in-hospital and long-term morbidity and mortality, as well as prolonged hospital stay. In this setting the mortality rate is distressingly high despite improvements in intensive care treatment, but survivors have an acceptable quality of life ...
Mean age at operation were 67.8 ± 9.6 years (group 1) and 63.9 years ± 9.5 (group 2), respectively. There were no significant differences in preoperative risk factors, including smoking, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, obesity, stroke, left ventricular dysfunction, and chronic renal failure between the 2 groups. Mean number of distal anastomosis was 2.93 ± 1.0 in group 1 and 3.09 ± 0.97 in group 2 (p=0.133). Operative mortality was 1.1% (1/91) in group 1 and 1.3% (26/1991) in group 2, respectively (p=1.000). There were no significant differences in postoperative morbidities, including mediastinitis, re-exploration for bleeding, perioperative myocardial infarction, low cardiac output syndrome, atrial fibrillation, and stroke between the 2 groups. ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Effect of Adjustable Passive Constraint on the Failing Left Ventricle. T2 - A Finite-Element Model Study. AU - Jhun, Choon-Sik. AU - Wenk, Jonathan F.. AU - Zhang, Zhihong. AU - Wall, Samuel T.. AU - Sun, Kay. AU - Sabbah, Hani N.. AU - Ratcliffe, Mark B.. AU - Guccione, Julius M.. PY - 2010/1/1. Y1 - 2010/1/1. N2 - Background: Passive constraint is used to prevent left ventricular dilation and subsequent remodeling. However, there has been concern about the effect of passive constraint on diastolic left ventricular chamber stiffness and pump function. This study determined the relationship between constraint, diastolic wall stress, chamber stiffness, and pump function. We tested the hypothesis that passive constraint at 3 mm Hg reduces wall stress with minimal change in pump function. Methods: A three-dimensional finite-element model of the globally dilated left ventricle based on left ventricular dimensions obtained in dogs that had undergone serial intracoronary microsphere ...
Neonates and infants that have cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) for congenital heart disease are at great risk for experiencing life-threatening low cardiac output syndrome (LCOS) in the first 24 hours after surgery. The poor perfusion and inadequate oxygen delivery that occurs may result in multiple organ failure and death. It is LCOS that is responsible for the majority of early postoperative deaths in this population of neonates and infants. Improved pediatric probes placed in peripheral locations using near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) may permit continuous monitoring of venous saturations reflecting overall perfusion and oxygen balance in the tissues. Following parental or guardian consent, 30 neonates and infants scheduled to undergo surgery for congenital heart disease will be enrolled. At the end of surgery, four EQUANOX Advance 8004CB probes will be placed on the flank, lower extremities and the forehead. Continuous NIRS saturations will be monitored and stored for ...
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a major cause of infant mortality. Many infants with CHD require corrective surgery with most operations requiring cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). CPB triggers a systemic inflammatory response which is associated with low cardiac output syndrome (LCOS), postoperative morbidity and mortality. Delivery of nitric oxide (NO) into CPB circuits can provide myocardial protection and reduce bypass-induced inflammation, leading to less LCOS and improved recovery. ...
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For this pump to work well it needs a good supply of fuel and oxygen and this is achieved through good blood supply. However, there is a second aspect which is largely ignored by cardiologists and other doctors. The heart needs to be able to convert this fuel and oxygen supply into a usable form of energy for the muscle cells to work. This is achieved by mitochondria. They take fuel and oxygen from the blood and through a complex series of biochemical reactions, including Krebs citric acid cycle and oxidative phosphorylation, they generate ATP, the currency of energy in the body. Each heart cell will hold between 2,000 - 3,000 mitochondria. The reason it needs so many is that the heart never gets a rest - it has to work 24/7! An interesting observation here is that the heart is rich in oxygen and mitochondria - when the latter gets switched off, this is a major risk factor for cancer. One never sees cases of primary cancer of the heart! The heart is only responsible for 60% of blood pressure - ...
Patients in arm 1 will have their blood pressure raised in order to improve cerebral blood flow (CBF). In case of a low cardiac output, inotropics will be added. Induced hypertension will be continued for at least 48 hours when patients show some improvement within the first 24 hours. After 48 hours, the dose of vasopressor will be tapered daily, and resumed in case of clinical deterioration. In patients who do not show any improvement within 24 hours, induced hypertension will not be continued. In patients in arm 2 of the trial, hypertension will not be induced. Patients in both arms of the trial will be treated with oral nimodipine and normovolaemia without haemodilution. In some selected centres, an extra perfusion CT scan is performed 24-36 hours after instalment of the treatment. Measurement of CBF is performed in all participants with perfusion CT-scanning of the brain at the beginning of the study (as part of regular patient care), and after 24-36 hours ...
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Four patients in c-CABG group died of low cardiac output syndrome and CVA. There was no operative mortalities in OPCAB group (p = .023). Bleeding requiring reopening (5:1, p = .05) and CVA (3:0, p = .05) occurred more frequently in c-CABG group than OPCAB group. The completeness of follow-up was 83.8%.. Late deaths occurred in 26 patients (11 [18.0%] in c-CABG group, 15 [16.9%] in OPCAB group). The causes of death were cancer, CVA, cardiac and sepsis.. Rerevascularization was performed more frequently in OPCAB group than in c-CABG group (14:5, p = .297). Five-year overall survival, freedom from cardiac death and MACE in c-CABG and OPCAB groups were 90.2 vs 96.6 %, 98.4 vs 100 %, and 91.8 vs 85.4 %, respectively. Ten-year survival estimates were 82.0 vs 83.1 %, 96.7 vs 96.6 %, and 88.5 vs 83.1 %, respectively. There were no statistical significance between 2 groups survival (p = .743 in overall survival, P = .813 in free from cardiac death, and p = .305 in free from MACE). Age was an independent ...
The present clinical series from a single institution illustrates the evolution of management strategies over the past two decades for the challenging condition of PAIVS. In patients with a diminutive RV and RV dependent coronary circulation, the management is palliative systemic-pulmonary arterial shunt insertion and subsequent univentricular repair. In those with anatomically suitable RVs, laser assisted valvotomy with balloon valvoplasty has become the procedure of choice in our institution. However, regardless of the initial procedure, multiple interventions are often required in the subsequent treatment algorithm, especially for patients after CPV and laser assisted pulmonary valvotomy with balloon dilatation. Nonetheless, the risk of developing low cardiac output syndrome is significantly less after catheter intervention than after either RVOTR or CPV. Although survival of patients after RVOTR appeared worse than survival after CPV or primary catheter intervention, the difference was not ...
Measurements and results: Subjects were observed for 24 hours; during surgery, 6 and 24 hours after aortic clamp removed. During July 2012 - December 2013, there were 52 patients who became subjects. There were proportion differences between cardiac lactate and cardiac output change after cardiac surgery. Increase of cardiac lactate has a correlation with increasing levels of sTNFR-1 and IL-6 and decreasing index of Tc, ScvO2 and cardiac output. There were correlations among low index of ScvO2, high index of cardiac lactate and decrease of cardiac output. High sTNFR-1 and IL-6 were correlated to low cardiac output. Cardiac lactate, ScvO2 and MAP can be used as predictors of cardiac output change in patients with cardio-pulmonary bypass. sTNFR-1 and IL-6 levels were correlated with cardiac output changes after cardiac surgery ...
The miniaturization of the current technology of storage media is hindered by fundamental limits of quantum mechanics. A new approach consists in using so-called spin-crossover molecules as the smallest possible storage unit. Similar to normal hard drives, these special molecules can save information via their magnetic state. A research team from Kiel University has now managed to successfully place a new class of spin-crossover molecules onto a surface and to improve the molecules storage capacity. The storage density of conventional hard drives could therefore theoretically be increased by more than one hundred fold. The study has been published in the scientific journal Nano Letters. ...
Studies are showing that loneliness is a risk factor for a number of health issues. Problems like disturbed sleep and low cardiac output, which can lead to an imbalance between oxygen delivery and oxygen consumption leading to metabolic acidosis (when the body produces excessive quantities of acid), are being linked to prolonged feelings of loneliness.. The studies have found that social isolation makes people vulnerable to disease and can shorten life. When looking at the findings of many similar studies, the results suggest that loneliness is as risky to health as obesity.. An interesting fact has emerged from the studies too that show that some people may have a hereditary disposition for feelings of loneliness. In twin studies it was found that though loneliness may change across a lifespan according to environmental factors, there did appear to be evidence of genetic contribution.. It is worth noting too that these studies were conducted across various age ranges, from young adults to the ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - New strategy for chronic heart failure. AU - Togane, Yuko. AU - Fukuda, Keiichi. PY - 2004/6/1. Y1 - 2004/6/1. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=3042712173&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=3042712173&partnerID=8YFLogxK. M3 - Review article. AN - SCOPUS:3042712173. VL - 52. SP - 633. EP - 637. JO - Respiration and Circulation. JF - Respiration and Circulation. SN - 0452-3458. IS - 6. ER - ...
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This weeks View focuses on several recent papers having to do with cardiac surgery, specifically a 5-year trial comparing off-pump and on-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG), outcomes of transcatheter mitral valve replacement in patients with failed mitral bioprosthetic valves and annuloplasty rings, and a study on the use of levosimendan in patients undergoing CABG to prevent low cardiac output syndromes.
Hospitalizations for acute heart failure are associated with high mortality and readmission rates. Ten to 20% of the patients have signs of low cardiac output and fluid overload. The administration of inotropic agents to correct these hemodynamic abnormalities may be indicated in these patients. However, the risk to benefit ratio of inotropic agents is high and an increase of untoward effects and mortality has been suggested by many retrospective analyses and meta-analyses. Limitations of inotropic therapy seem mainly related to their mechanisms of action based, in the case of the traditional agents, on an increase in intracellular cyclic AMP and calcium concentrations. Concomitant peripheral vasodilation, such as in the case of the novel agent levosimendan is another important limitation, above when patients are hypotensive and/or treated with vasodilators and high doses of diuretics. Myosin activators, histaroxime, sarcoplasmic reticulum ATPase activators and metabolic agents seem promising as active
I had pigs with heart issues before, which were caught too late, due to the fact that vets in Belgium are usually not well educated about piggies at all. Despite that I had my suspicions about each and every pig, had the pigs heart examined, the vets didnt bother and the pigs died from the consequences, meaning one pig developed pneumonia, one from dental issues, one suddenly developed bladder grit at an older age and didnt recover after anesthesia for rinsing her bladder, one had an averse reaction to pain meds and caused heart failure. Plus, until 2011, no heart meds were prescribed for pigs in Belgium ...
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... or congestive heart failure (CHF) is known as the structural or functional disorder of the heart that impairs its ability to pump a sufficient amount of blood throughout the body. Due to inefficient pumping ability, fluid starts to buildup in the legs, ankles and feet (edema). Coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and diabetes are the primary causes that lead to congestive heart failure. About 5 million people in the United States alone suffer from this condition and each year approximately 300000 people die due to heart failure.. Heart failure increases the pressure in the heart because blood moves through the heart and the body at a slower rate. Thus the heart loses its ability to pump oxygenated blood and nutrients to other parts of the body. During heart failure, the heart does not cease completely but loses the efficiency to pump blood all around the body. Heart failure leads to reduction in muscle contraction and the ability of the heart chambers to fill up with blood ...
Most of you probably understood the first scenario easily. This patient has a low cardiac output despite a normal blood pressure. This is a completely normal finding in cardiogenic shock, which is a "pump failure"-a lack of forward flow-rather than a hypotensive state.. Arterial blood pressure is primarily maintained by vasomotor tone, which is why most of the shock we see is distributive (i.e. vasodilatory) in nature. In Guytonian physiology, the vascular pressure in the absence of any flow-the "mean systemic filling pressure"-is not zero, but it is very low (,20 mmHg). Low flow can eventually be a primary cause of arterial hypotension, but only in end stages; most cardiogenic shock is normotensive, or even hypertensive. As always, the wild card is vascular resistance, which can vary in either a compensatory or decompensated manner.. To make a long story short, flow and pressure are largely independent in cardiogenic shock, which means that we can no longer use blood pressure as a surrogate for ...
This week, we are dedicating our post to heart failure, in honor heart failure awareness week. Heart failure is a condition affecting over 5 million people in the US. Despite its name, heart failure doesnt mean your heart has stopped beating. Heart failure is a condition where the heart isnt pumping enough blood to sustain your bodys oxygen and blood needs. Consuming too much sodium may cause your heart to work harder and worsen a heart failure condition. Whether you have heart failure and are trying to manage it or are just trying to follow a healthy lifestyle, here are some tips for following a low sodium diet, tried and tested by the experts on our team. ...
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We are really sorry that you had such a traumatic event occur during your treatment for angina in the emergency room. Our article is about heart failure, specifically at the end of life. We conclude that "At the end of life, morphine is the most important medicine for providing comfort to heart patients. It reduces the breathless feeling that can be so frightening to people at the end of life." Pathways stands by this information which is a standard in hospice care for dying patients.. ReplyDelete ...