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Longitudinal echocardiographic and clinical follow-up of patients undergoing mitral valve surgery without concomitant tricuspid valve repair

BackgroundIn patients with mild to moderate functional tricuspid regurgitation (TR) and absence of right ventricular dysfunction or tricuspid annulus (TA) dilatation, there is currently no indication for concomitant tricuspid valve (TV) repair during elective mitral valve (MV) surgery. However, long-term results are conflicting. Here, we sought to determine the clinical outcome...

Evaluation of mitral regurgitation by an integrated 2D echocardiographic approach in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement

The purpose of this study was to evaluate mitral regurgitation (MR) severity in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) by standardized assessment of two-dimensional (2D) transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and 1-year echocardiographic and clinical outcomes. Pre- and post-procedural TTE’s of patients undergoing TAVR between 2008 and 2014 were analyzed...

Uncovering heart failure with preserved ejection fraction in patients with type 2 diabetes in primary care: time for a change

Undetected heart failure appears to be an important health problem in patients with type 2 diabetes and aged ≥ 60 years. The prevalence of previously unknown heart failure in these patients is high, steeply rises with age, and is overall higher in women than in men. The majority of the patients with newly detected heart failure have a preserved ejection fraction. A diagnostic...

The risk of ventricular arrhythmias in a Dutch CRT population: CRT-defibrillator versus CRT-pacemaker

Background Patients eligible for cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) have an indication for primary prophylactic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy. However, response to CRT might influence processes involved in arrhythmogenesis and therefore change the necessity of ICD therapy in certain patients. Method In 202 CRT-defibrillator patients, the association...

Clinical characterisation and risk stratification of patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy ≥50 years of age

. van der Heijden, M. J. Cramer, R.N. Hauer and A.S.J.M. te Riele declare that they have no competing interests. Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons

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National differences in screening programmes for cardiovascular risks could obstruct understanding of cardiovascular prevention studies in Europe

Introduction In North-West Europe, cardiovascular disease is still a major cause of death and despite several efforts (e.g. European guidelines and conferences) cardiovascular risk factors are still inconsistently diagnosed and treated. Methods We evaluated the first consultations of patients in two cardiovascular referral clinics in France and the Netherlands, while evaluating...

The role of exercise echocardiography in the management of mitral valve disease

Purpose Exercise echocardiography can assess the dynamic component of mitral valve (MV) disease and may therefore be helpful for the clinical decision-making by the heart team. The purpose of this study is to determine the role of exercise echocardiography in the management of disproportionately symptomatic or otherwise atypical patients with mitral regurgitation (MR) and...

Bicuspid stenotic aortic valves: clinical characteristics and morphological assessment using MRI and echocardiography

BackgroundBicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is one of the most common congenital heart defects with a population prevalence of 0.5% to 1.3%. Identifying patients with BAV is clinically relevant because BAV is associated with aortic stenosis, endocarditis and ascending aorta pathology.Methods and ResultsPatients with severe aortic stenosis necessitating aortic valve replacement surgery...