Five-year Outcomes of Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement – A Single-center Experience from A Low- and Middle-income Country

Asra Wahid1, Asna Sulaiman1, Osman Faheem1, Hasanat Sharif1 1Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan Background:A great burden of aortic valve disease falls on rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in low- and middle-income countries compared to the degenerative pathologies of the West. Surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) has been the standard of care for past five decades…

Severity of Tricuspid Insufficiency After Right-Heart Device Implantation

Nismat Javed1, Jahanzeb Malik2, 1Shifa College of Medicine, Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology, Rawalpindi, Pakistan Background:Device-related estimates of incidence and significance of tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is mainly based on case reports and small observational studies. We sought to determine whether right-heart device implantation increased the risk of TR in this interventional…

Mitral Regurgitation on Native Valve with Ostium Secundum Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Realizing Tiger Stripes Sign That Disappear After Mechanical Valve Replacement Case Report with Literature Review

Maheen Naeem1, Adnan Ali1, Faiza Anees1, Mudassir Iqbal1 1Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan Background:Objective: To establish an association of phosphorus levels with the surgical outcome of patients in our setup. Method(s):This was a case-control study conducted at the Department of Cardiac Surgery, Civil Hospital Karachi from May 2015 to August 2015. Phosphorus levels…

Effect of Hypophosphatemia on Post Operative Outcomes in Cardiac Surgery

Maheen Naeem1, Adnan Ali1, Faiza Anees1, Mudassir Iqbal1, 1Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan Background:Objective: To establish an association of phosphorus levels with the surgical outcome of patients in our setup. Method(s):This was a case-control study conducted at the Department of Cardiac Surgery, Civil Hospital Karachi from May 2015 to August 2015. Phosphorus levels…

Transcatheter Closure of Adult Patent Ductus Arteriosus with Severe Pulmonary Hypertension: Interest of trial balloon occlusion

Afrikh Kawtar1, Nihat Kalay1, 1Erciyes university hospital, Kayseri, Turkey Background:Because of its relatively silent nature, The PDA may be asymptomatic, and sometimes diagnosed incidentally in adulthood when a murmur is auscultated. Contrariwise, in some cases, symptoms related to PAH or congestive heart failure are found. For this reason, many patients do not undergo PDA closure…

Giant Left Atrial Myxoma Removal Right After SARS-Cov-2 Infection: A Report of A Life-Saving Operation

Stefan Sanger1, Laszlo Goeboeloes1, Arun Kumar1, Nuno Raposo1, Gopal Bhatnagar1 1Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Background:Left atrial myxomas are the most common benign tumours of the heart. A voluminous atrial mass may result in an acute cardiopulmonary decompensation by restriction of the left ventricular inflow, and cause acute pulmonary oedema accompanied…

Clinical and Prognostic Features of Infective Endocarditis in Women

Ikram Chamtouri, Nesrine Amdouni1, Wajih Abdallah1, Waldi Jomaa1, Khaldoun Ben Hamda1, Faouzimaatouk1 1Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital, Monastir, Tunisia Background:The influence of sex on the prevalence of valvular heart diseases is already known. But we have little information about the differences between women and men in infective endocarditis (IE) characteristics. The aim of this study is…

Clinical Characteristics, Etiology, and Outcome of Infective Endocarditis: Ten-Year Experience from a Tertiary Care Center in Pakistan

Awais Farhad1, Ainan Arshad1, Sara Salim Ali2, Ahmed Ayaz1 1Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan, 2University of Texas medical branch, Galveston, Texas, Pakistan Background:Despite advances in cardiac imaging, medical therapy, and surgical techniques, in-hospital mortality of infective endocarditis is high and has remained unchanged over the past two decades. The continuous change in the disease’s…

Determinants of Left Atrial Volume Index in Patients with Aortic Stenosis

Azannai Isis1 1CHU Ibn Rochd, Casablanca, Morocco Background:To identify the echocardiographic variables associated with increased LA volume index (LAVI), and test the prognostic value of LAVI in AS. Method(s):We prospectively included 77 patients with AS in sinus rhythm at enrolment. Echocardiography was performed at baseline. Follow-up was 6-12 months. Patients were divided into two groups…

Early Warning Scores in Cardiovascular Diseases

Baneen Alhmoud1, Amitava Banerjee1, Daniel Melly2 1University College London, London, United Kingdom, 2Barts Health Trust, London, United Kingdom Background:Individuals with cardiovascular disease (CVD) have critical healthcare needs that often have related risks of deterioration when the disease is in an acute phase. The short-term outcomes resulting from acute deterioration, such as cardiac arrest and transfer…