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International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904982/magnetic-resonance-evaluation-of-cardiac-thrombi-and-masses-by-t1-and-t2-mapping-an-observational-study
#1
Thibault Caspar, Soraya El Ghannudi, Mickaël Ohana, Aïssam Labani, Aubrietia Lawson, Patrick Ohlmann, Olivier Morel, Michel De Mathelin, Catherine Roy, Afshin Gangi, Philippe Germain
The purpose of this work was to evaluate CMR T1 and T2 mapping sequences in patients with intracardiac thrombi and masses in order to assess T1 and T2 relaxometry usefulness and to allow better etiological diagnosis. This observational study of patients scheduled for routine CMR was performed from September 2014 to August 2015. All patients referred to our department for a 1.5 T CMR were screened to participate. T1 mapping were acquired before and after Gadolinium injection; T2 mapping images were obtained before injection...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896495/accuracy-of-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-for-bioresorbable-scaffold-luminal-investigation-a-comparison-with-optical-coherence-tomography
#2
Carlos Collet, Yohei Sotomi, Rafael Cavalcante, Taku Asano, Yosuke Miyazaki, Erhan Tenekecioglu, Pieter Kistlaar, Yaping Zeng, Pannipa Suwanasson, Robbert J de Winter, Koen Nieman, Patrick W Serruys, Yoshinobu Onuma
To establish the accuracy of coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) for in-scaffold quantitative evaluation with optical coherence tomography (OCT) as a reference. The translucent backbone of the bioresorbable scaffold allow us to evaluate non-invasively the coronary lumen with coronary CTA. In the ABSORB first-in-man studies, coronary CTA was shown to be feasible for quantitative luminal assessment. Nevertheless, a comparison with an intravascular modality with higher resolution has never been performed...
November 28, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888419/unravelling-cardiovascular-disease-using-four-dimensional-flow-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
#3
Vivian P Kamphuis, Jos J M Westenberg, Roel L F van der Palen, Nico A Blom, Albert de Roos, Rob van der Geest, Mohammed S M Elbaz, Arno A W Roest
Knowledge of normal and abnormal flow patterns in the human cardiovascular system increases our understanding of normal physiology and may help unravel the complex pathophysiological mechanisms leading to cardiovascular disease. Four-dimensional (4D) flow cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has emerged as a suitable technique that enables visualization of in vivo blood flow patterns and quantification of parameters that could potentially be of prognostic value in the disease process. In this review, current image processing tools that are used for comprehensive visualization and quantification of blood flow and energy distribution in the heart and great vessels will be discussed...
November 25, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885496/descending-aortic-mechanics-and-atrial-fibrillation-a-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-transesophageal-echocardiography-study
#4
Rogério Teixeira, Ricardo Monteiro, Paulo Dinis, Maria José Santos, Ana Botelho, Nuno Quintal, Nuno Cardim, Lino Gonçalves
Vascular mechanics assessed with two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) could be used as a new imaging surrogate of vascular stiffening. The CHA2DS2-VASc score is considered accurate as an estimate of stroke risk in non-valvular AF, although many potential stroke risk factors have not been included in this scoring method. The purpose of this research is to study the feasibility of evaluating vascular mechanics at the descending aorta in non-valvular AF patients using transesophageal 2D-STE and to analyze the association between descending aortic mechanics and stroke...
November 24, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885495/erratum-to-prognostic-value-of-right-ventricular-free-wall-strain-in-pulmonary-hypertension-patients-with-pseudo-normalized-tricuspid-annular-plane-systolic-excursion-values
#5
Marco van Kessel, David Seaton, Jonathan Chan, Akira Yamada, Fiona Kermeen, Christian Hamilton-Craig, Thomas Butler, Surendran Sabapathy, Norman Morris
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 24, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885494/comparison-of-arterial-stiffness-compliance-in-the-ascending-aorta-and-common-carotid-artery-in-healthy-subjects-and-its-impact-on-left-ventricular-structure-and-function
#6
Olga Vriz, Julien Magne, Caterina Driussi, Gabriele Brosolo, Francesco Ferrara, Paolo Palatini, Victor Aboyans, Eduardo Bossone
Arterial stiffness and compliance parameters from two adjacent elastic arteries [aorta and common carotid artery (CCA)] were compared and their relationship with left ventricular (LV) structure and function and clinical parameters was assessed. 584 healthy subjects were prospectively enrolled [mean age 47.8 ± 18.4 years, range 16-94; 318 (54.4%) men]. They underwent comprehensive transthoracic echocardiography; M-mode diameters were measured at the level of the ascending aorta in systole and diastole and by echo-tracking at the level of the left CCA...
November 24, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878700/performance-of-native-and-contrast-enhanced-t1-mapping-to-detect-myocardial-damage-in-patients-with-suspected-myocarditis-a-head-to-head-comparison-of-different-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-techniques
#7
Jonathan Nadjiri, Hanna Nieberler, Eva Hendrich, Andreas Greiser, Albrecht Will, Stefan Martinoff, Martin Hadamitzky
Myocardial T1 mapping is a novel technique that has proven to be superior to standard imaging for differentiation between healthy individuals in acute myocarditis. Aim of this study was comparison of T1 mapping with a clinical biomarker. We retrospectively investigated 171 patients undergoing cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) examination with suspected myocarditis by performing native and contrast enhanced T1-mapping. Additionally, T2w and T1w images and late gadolinium enhancement sequences (LGE) were utilized for myocardial evaluation; Lake Louise Criteria comprise T1w, T2w and LGE imaging in a score...
November 23, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878699/differentiation-of-light-chain-cardiac-amyloidosis-from-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-using-myocardial-mechanical-parameters-by-velocity-vector-imaging-echocardiography
#8
Lu Zhang, Xiao Zhou, Jing Wang, Yang Mu, Bohan Liu, Wenqing Lv, Ye Wang, Hongwei Liu, Hongbin Liu, Guang Zhi
We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of layered velocity vector imaging (VVI)-derived left ventricular (LV) mechanical parameters in the differential diagnosis of primary light-chain cardiac amyloidosis (AL-CA) and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). We recruited 35 subjects with histologically-diagnosed AL-CA, 35 subjects with HCM, and 30 age-matched healthy controls. We used conventional echocardiography and electrocardiogram to evaluate general heart function and electrophysiology properties. Furthermore, we applied two-dimensional VVI echocardiography to assess the layered mechanical parameters during systole, including endocardial and epicardial longitudinal strain (ENDO and EPI LSsys), circumferential strain (CSsys), radial strain (RSsys), rotation (ROT) and twist (TWI), in different LV walls and levels...
November 23, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878698/mitral-valve-enhancement-in-a-patient-with-active-rheumatic-fever-an-uncommon-phenomenon-on-the-mri-examination-with-possible-clinical-significance
#9
Karthik Gadabanahalli, Venkatraman Bhat, Satya Narayana
Intense enhancement of the mitral valve is documented in a MRI examination performed on a patient with rheumatic multi-valvular disease. Patient had the elevated inflammatory markers indicating active inflammatory process. Such hitherto undocumented phenomenon may have important clinical significance in disease evaluation, thus provide a feasible option to document and follow up, active valvular involvement in patients with active rheumatic fever.
November 23, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878406/diagnostic-value-of-layer-specific-global-longitudinal-strain-during-adenosine-stress-in-patients-suspected-of-coronary-artery-disease
#10
June A Ejlersen, Steen H Poulsen, Jesper Mortensen, Ole May
Speckle tracking global longitudinal strain (GLS) from dobutamine stress echocardiography (SE) predicts coronary artery disease (CAD). The diagnostic value of GLS from vasodilator SE and the additional value of layer-specific speckle tracking analysis are unclear. We explored the usefulness of layer-specific GLS and non-layer-specific strain (automated functional imaging, AFI) from adenosine SE. The included 132 patients (67% male, 62.6 (9.0) years), of which 46 (35%) had CAD defined as ≥1 stenosis ≥70% (≥50% in the left main), underwent adenosine SE and invasive coronary angiography...
November 22, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878405/a-comparison-study-between-3d-t2-weighted-space-and-conventional-2d-t2-weighted-turbo-spin-echo-in-assessment-of-carotid-plaque
#11
Peng Lv, Yuanyuan Dai, Jiang Lin, Weisheng Zhang, Hao Liu, Hui Liu, Xiao Tang
The aim of this study was to compare 3D T2-weighted sampling perfection with application optimized contrast using different flip angle evolutions (T2w SPACE) with conventional 2D T2w turbo-spin echo (TSE) in plaque imaging of carotid artery. 45 patients underwent 3.0-T MRI for carotid arteries imaging. MR sequences included T2w SPACE, T2w TSE, Time of flight (TOF) and T1-weighted (T1w) TSE. The signal intensity of intra-plaque hemorrhage (IPH), lipid-rich necrotic core (LRNC), and loose matrix (LM) were measured and their contrast ratios (CRs) against adjacent muscle were calculated...
November 22, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873128/assessment-of-myocardial-delayed-enhancement-with-cardiac-computed-tomography-in-cardiomyopathies-a-prospective-comparison-with-delayed-enhancement-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#12
Hye-Jeong Lee, Dong Jin Im, Jong-Chan Youn, Suyon Chang, Young Joo Suh, Yoo Jin Hong, Young Jin Kim, Jin Hur, Byoung Wook Choi
To evaluate the feasibility of cardiac CT for the evaluation of myocardial delayed enhancement (MDE) in the assessment of patients with cardiomyopathy, compared to cardiac MRI. A total of 37 patients (mean age 54.9 ± 15.7 years, 24 men) who underwent cardiac MRI to evaluate cardiomyopathy were enrolled. Dual-energy ECG-gated cardiac CT was acquired 12 min after contrast injection. Two observers evaluated cardiac MRI and cardiac CT at different kV settings (100, 120 and 140 kV) independently for MDE pattern-classification (patchy, transmural, subendocardial, epicardial and mesocardial), differentiation between ischemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathy and MDE quantification (percentage MDE)...
November 22, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873127/radiotherapy-induced-global-and-regional-differences-in-early-stage-left-sided-versus-right-sided-breast-cancer-patients-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-study
#13
Suvi Sirkku Tuohinen, Tanja Skyttä, Tuija Poutanen, Heini Huhtala, Vesa Virtanen, Pirkko-Liisa Kellokumpu-Lehtinen, Pekka Raatikainen
Radiotherapy (RT) to the thoracic region increases late cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The impact of breast cancer laterality on cardiac function is largely unknown. The aim of this prospective study was to compare RT-induced changes in left-sided and right-sided breast cancer patients using speckle tracking echocardiography (STE). Sixty eligible patients with left-sided breast cancer and 20 with right-sided breast cancer without chemotherapy were evaluated prospectively before and early after RT. A comprehensive echocardiographic examination included three dimensional measurements and STE of the left ventricle (LV)...
November 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866279/high-risk-carotid-plaques-identified-by-ct-angiogram-can-predict-acute-myocardial-infarction
#14
Wassim Mosleh, Keenan Adib, Punnanithinont Natdanai, Andres Carmona-Rubio, Roshan Karki, Jacienta Paily, Mohamed Abdel-Aal Ahmed, Sujit Vakkalanka, Narasa Madam, Gregory D Gudleski, Charles Chung, Umesh C Sharma
Prior studies identified the incremental value of non-invasive imaging by CT-angiogram (CTA) to detect high-risk coronary atherosclerotic plaques. Due to their superficial locations, larger calibers and motion-free imaging, the carotid arteries provide the best anatomic access for the non-invasive characterization of atherosclerotic plaques. We aim to assess the ability of predicting obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) or acute myocardial infarction (MI) based on high-risk carotid plaque features identified by CTA...
November 19, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853971/evaluation-of-left-atrial-appendage-function-and-thrombi-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-from-transthoracic-to-real-time-3d-transesophageal-echocardiography
#15
Ilaria Dentamaro, Domenico Vestito, Ennio Michelotto, Delia De Santis, Vittoria Ostuni, Christian Cadeddu, Paolo Colonna
The detection of embolic sources in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) is important to guide anticoagulant therapy. Two-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is the gold standard to study left atrial appendage (LAA) anatomy and morphology, despite some false-positive diagnosis. We hypothesized that real time 3D TEE (RT3DTEE) is superior to 2DTEE in detecting and/or excluding LAA thrombi. We studied 93 patients with non-valvular AF (60 males, age = 67.1 ± 14.2 years) referred for electric cardioversion with transthoracic, 2DTEE and RT3DTEE...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853970/the-relationship-between-heart-rate-variability-and-left-ventricular-layer-specific-deformation-in-uncomplicated-diabetic-patients
#16
Vladan Vukomanovic, Marijana Tadic, Jelena Suzic-Lazic, Vesna Kocijancic, Vera Celic
The aim of this study was to investigate heart rate variability (HRV) and left ventricular (LV) remodeling in uncomplicated diabetic patients. Furthermore, we sought to investigate the association between HRV indices and LV structural, functional and mechanical parameters. This cross-sectional study included 50 uncomplicated patients with type 2 diabetes and 40 healthy controls without cardiovascular risk factors. All study subjects underwent 24-h Holter monitoring, laboratory analyses and complete two-dimensional echocardiography examination (2DE)...
November 16, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848163/myocardial-ischemia-detection-with-single-phase-ct-perfusion-in-symptomatic-patients-using-high-pitch-helical-image-acquisition-technique
#17
Bernhard Bischoff, Simon Deseive, Martin Rampp, Andrei Todica, Marc Wermke, Stefan Martinoff, Steffen Massberg, Maximilian F Reiser, Hans-Christoph Becker, Jörg Hausleiter
Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) suffers from a reduced diagnostic accuracy in patients with heavily calcified coronary arteries or prior myocardial revascularisation due to artefacts caused by calcifications and stent material. CT myocardial perfusion imaging (CTMPI) yields high potential for the detection of myocardial ischemia and might help to overcome the above mentioned limitations. We analysed CT single-phase perfusion using high-pitch helical image acquisition technique in patients with prior myocardial revascularisation...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848162/characterizing-the-spectrum-of-right-ventricular-remodelling-in-response-to-chronic-training
#18
Marta Sitges, Beatriz Merino, Constatine Butakoff, Maria Sanz de la Garza, Carles Paré, Silvia Montserrat, Barbara Vidal, Manel Azqueta, Georgia Sarquella, Josep Antoni Gutierrez, Ramon Canal, Josep Brugada, Bart H Bijnens
The significance and spectrum of reduced right ventricular (RV) deformation, reported in endurance athletes, is unclear. To comprehensively analyze the cardiac performance at rest of athletes, especially focusing on integrating RV size and deformation to unravel the underlying triggers of this ventricular remodelling. Hundred professional male athletes and 50 sedentary healthy males of similar age were prospectively studied. Conventional echocardiographic parameters of all four chambers were obtained, as well as 2D echo-derived strain (2DSE) in the left (LV) and in the RV free wall with separate additional analysis of the RV basal and apical segments...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844239/quantification-of-the-focal-progression-of-coronary-atherosclerosis-through-automated-co-registration-of-virtual-histology-intravascular-ultrasound-imaging-data
#19
Lucas H Timmins, David S Molony, Parham Eshtehardi, Emad Rasoul-Arzrumly, Adrian Lam, Olivia Y Hung, Michael C McDaniel, John N Oshinski, Don P Giddens, Habib Samady
The goal of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of a novel algorithm that circumferentially co-registers serial virtual histology-intravascular ultrasound (VH-IVUS) data for the focal assessment of coronary atherosclerosis progression. Thirty-three patients with an abnormal non-invasive cardiac stress test or stable angina underwent baseline and follow-up (6 or 12 months) invasive evaluation that included acquisition of VH-IVUS image data. Baseline and follow-up image pairs (n = 4194) were automatically co-registered in the circumferential direction via a multi-variate cross-correlation algorithm...
November 14, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844238/normal-values-of-regional-left-ventricular-myocardial-thickness-mass-and-distribution-assessed-by-320-detector-computed-tomography-angiography-in-the-copenhagen-general-population-study
#20
Louise Hindsø, Andreas Fuchs, Jørgen Tobias Kühl, Emma Julia P Nilsson, Per Ejlstrup Sigvardsen, Lars Køber, Børge G Nordestgaard, Klaus Fuglsang Kofoed
Left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy is associated with cardiovascular complications and the geometry is important for prognosis. In some cardiovascular diseases, myocardial hypertrophy or dilation occurs regionally without modifying the global size of the heart. It is therefore relevant to determine regional normal reference values of the left ventricle. The aim of this study was to derive reference values of regional LV myocardial thickness (LVMT) and mass (LVMM) from a healthy study group of the general population using cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA)...
November 14, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
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