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International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721548/left-atrium-passive-ejection-fraction-is-the-most-sensitive-index-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-related-cardiac-changes
#1
Yongning Shang, Xiaochun Zhang, Weiling Leng, Xiaotian Lei, Liu Chen, Ziwen Liang, Jian Wang
The aims of this study were to use cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) cine to assess left atrium (LA) and left ventricle (LV) function and structure in normotensive type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients and to identify the most sensitive index of those T2DM-related cardiac changes. Fifty T2DM patients with normotension (25 males, age 54.7 ± 8.7 years, duration of diabetes: 7.5 ± 5.1 years) and 35 controls (16 males, age: 52.2 ± 13.2 years) were prospectively enrolled. All patients were scanned using CMR four- and two-chamber long-axis cine to assess LA and LV structure and function...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712069/left-atrial-dysfunction-as-a-determinant-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-and-preserved-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
#2
Andreea Calin, Anca D Mateescu, Monica Rosca, Carmen C Beladan, Roxana Enache, Simona Botezatu, Iulian Cosei, Cosmin Calin, Marian Simion, Carmen Ginghina, Andreea C Popescu, Bogdan A Popescu
In patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS), the presence of pulmonary hypertension (PH) has been linked to a poor prognosis. We aimed to assess the main determinants of PH in patients with severe AS and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). We prospectively enrolled 108 consecutive patients with isolated severe AS (indexed aortic valve area <0.6 cm(2)/m(2)) and LVEF >50%, in sinus rhythm. Left atrial (LA) function was assessed using longitudinal deformation parameters (by speckle tracking echocardiography)...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712068/qualitative-angiographic-and-quantitative-myocardial-perfusion-assessment-using-fluorescent-cardiac-imaging-during-graded-coronary-artery-bypass-stenosis
#3
Christian Detter, Detlef Russ, Jan Felix Kersten, Hermann Reichenspurner, Sabine Wipper
Intraoperative graft assessment in coronary artery bypass (CAB) grafting is important to avoid early graft failure. This study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of fluorescent cardiac imaging (FCI) for intraoperative qualitative angiographic and quantitative myocardial perfusion assessment during graded CAB stenosis compared to coronary angiography (CA). After CAB grafting to the left anterior descending coronary artery, graded distal bypass stenoses were created in ten pigs by 25, 50, 75, and 100% flow reduction assessed by transit-time flow measurement (TTFM)...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699019/the-diagnostic-performance-of-spect-mpi-to-predict-functional-significant-coronary-artery-disease-by-fractional-flow-reserve-derived-from-ccta-ffrct-sub-analysis-from-accuracy-and-vct001-studies
#4
Rine Nakanishi, Kazuhiro Osawa, Indre Ceponiene, Glenn Huth, Jason Cole, Michael Kim, Negin Nezarat, Sina Rahmani, Dong Li, Souma Gupta, Campbell Rogers, Christopher Dailing, Matthew J Budoff
Although single photon emission computed tomography-myocardial perfusion image (SPECT-MPI) and fractional flow reserve (FFR) derived from coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) (FFRCT) have permitted functional assessment of coronary artery disease (CAD), the concordance between these modalities has not been well described. The aim of this study is to compare SPECT-MPI and anatomical stenosis by CCTA and invasive coronary angiography to FFRCT for assessing functional significance of CAD. We identified 62 patients with suspected CAD who underwent ≥64 slice coronary CTA and SPECT-MPI within 3 months...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687944/prolonged-qtc-indicates-the-clinical-severity-and-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-isolated-left-ventricular-non-compaction
#5
Hongmei Zhou, Xue Lin, Ligang Fang, Wenlin Zhu, Xihai Zhao, Haiyan Ding, Meng Jiang, Heng Ge, Quan Fang, Ben He
Isolated left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) is a rare cardiomyopathy that leads to severe clinical complications. This study is to investigate whether or not prolonged QTc is a good indicator for evaluating the severity of fibrosis and predicting the prognosis of LVNC, and if native T1 can be used to quantify the fibrosis. 32 LVNC patients and 14 healthy controls with matched age and sex were examined by CMR and ECG to acquire native T1, QTc interval, and ECG abnormalities. 18 LVNC patients had normal QTc and 14 LVNC patients had prolonged QTc...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685315/clinical-feasibility-and-validation-of-3d-principal-strain-analysis-from-cine-mri-comparison-to-2d-strain-by-mri-and-3d-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
#6
Alessandro Satriano, Bobak Heydari, Mariam Narous, Derek V Exner, Yoko Mikami, Monica M Attwood, John V Tyberg, Carmen P Lydell, Andrew G Howarth, Nowell M Fine, James A White
Two-dimensional (2D) strain analysis is constrained by geometry-dependent reference directions of deformation (i.e. radial, circumferential, and longitudinal) following the assumption of cylindrical chamber architecture. Three-dimensional (3D) principal strain analysis may overcome such limitations by referencing intrinsic (i.e. principal) directions of deformation. This study aimed to demonstrate clinical feasibility of 3D principal strain analysis from routine 2D cine MRI with validation to strain from 2D tagged cine analysis and 3D speckle tracking echocardiography...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685314/conformability-in-everolimus-eluting-bioresorbable-scaffolds-compared-with-metal-platform-coronary-stents-in-long-lesions
#7
Jiang Ming Fam, Yuki Ishibashi, Cordula Felix, Bu Chun Zhang, Roberto Diletti, Nicolas van Mieghem, Evelyn Regar, Ron van Domburg, Yoshinobu Onuma, Robert-Jan van Geuns
The aim of this study was to determine if there are significant differences in curvature of the treated vessel after the deployment of a polymeric BRS or MPS in long lesions. The impact of long polymeric bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) compared with metallic platform stents (MPS) on vessel curvature is unknown. This retrospective study compares 32 patients who received a single everolimus-eluting BRS with 32 patients treated with a single MPS of 28 mm. Quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) was used to evaluate curvature of the treatment and peri-treatment region before and after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685313/baseline-mitral-regurgitation-predicts-outcome-in-patients-referred-for-dobutamine-stress-echocardiography
#8
Jamie M O'Driscoll, Paula Gargallo-Fernandez, Marco Araco, Manuel Perez-Lopez, Rajan Sharma
A number of parameters recorded during dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) are associated with worse outcome. However, the relative importance of baseline mitral regurgitation (MR) is unknown. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and associated implications of functional MR with long-term mortality in a large cohort of patients referred for DSE. 6745 patients (mean age 64.9 ± 12.2 years) were studied. Demographic, baseline and peak DSE data were collected. All-cause mortality was retrospectively analyzed...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668979/comparison-of-systemic-right-ventricular-function-in-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-after-atrial-switch-and-congenitally-corrected-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
#9
Michael Morcos, Philip J Kilner, David J Sahn, Harold I Litt, Emanuela R Valsangiacomo-Buechel, Florence H Sheehan
In patients with transposition of the great arteries corrected by interatrial baffle (TGA) and those with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) the right ventricle (RV) is subjected to systemic pressure and fails prematurely. Previous studies have demonstrated RV dysfunction may be more pronounced in patients with TGA. The present study sought to compare patients with TGA and ccTGA using three-dimensional (3D) techniques to comprehensively analyze the shape, volume, global and regional function in the systemic RV...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668978/prognostic-value-of-tricuspid-regurgitation-velocity-and-probability-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#10
Pawel Kleczynski, Artur Dziewierz, Agata Wiktorowicz, Maciej Bagienski, Lukasz Rzeszutko, Danuta Sorysz, Jaroslaw Trebacz, Robert Sobczynski, Marek Tomala, Dariusz Dudek
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is associated with adverse clinical outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). We sought to investigate the effects of tricuspid regurgitant velocity (TRV) and echocardiographic probability of PH on clinical outcomes of patients undergoing TAVI. A total of 148 consecutive patients undergoing TAVI were included and stratified as having "low" (TRV ≤2.8 m/s), "intermediate" (TRV 2.9-3.4 m/s), and "high" (TRV >3.4 m/s) probability of PH. Only the patients from the "high" probability group were considered as patients with PH...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667489/in-vivo-visualization-of-braid-like-appearance-in-kawasaki-disease-insights-from-multi-modality-imaging
#11
Hiroki Nakano, Yu Kataoka, Satoshi Yasuda
A 42-year-old gentleman with Kawasaki disease was referred for silent cardiac ischemia at inferior myocardial region. Coronary angiography showed braid-like appearance in the right coronary artery. Several channels at the segment with braid-like appearance were visualized by multi-slice computed tomography and intravascular ultrasound. Interestingly in particular, optical coherence tomography visualized the presence of multiple micro-vessels which were not detectable on other modalities. This case further elucidates distinct morphological features of braid-like lesion which potentially influences blood supply and causing cardiac ischemia...
June 30, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664482/prognostic-value-of-a-faster-low-radiation-myocardial-perfusion-spect-protocol-in-a-czt-camera
#12
Ronaldo S L Lima, Thaís R Peclat, Ana Carolina A H Souza, Aline M K Nakamoto, Felipe M Neves, Victor F Souza, Letícia B Glerian, Andrea De Lorenzo
To determine the prognostic value of a new, ultrafast, low dose myocardial perfusion SPECT (MPS) protocol in a cadmium-zinc telluride (CZT) camera. CZT cameras have introduced significant progress in MPS imaging, offering high-quality images despite lower doses and scan time. Yet, it is unknown if, with such protocol changes, the prognostic value of MPS is preserved. Patients had a 1-day 99 m-Tc-sestamibi protocol, starting with the rest (185-222 MBq) followed by stress (666-740 MBq). Acquisition times were 6 and 3 min, respectively...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664481/comparison-of-conventional-and-cadmium-zinc-telluride-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-for-analysis-of-thallium-201-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-an-exploratory-study-in-normal-databases-for-different-ethnicities
#13
Masaru Ishihara, Masahisa Onoguchi, Yasuyo Taniguchi, Takayuki Shibutani
The aim of this study was to clarify the differences in thallium-201-chloride (thallium-201) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) scans evaluated by conventional anger-type single-photon emission computed tomography (conventional SPECT) versus cadmium-zinc-telluride SPECT (CZT SPECT) imaging in normal databases for different ethnic groups. MPI scans from 81 consecutive Japanese patients were examined using conventional SPECT and CZT SPECT and analyzed with the pre-installed quantitative perfusion SPECT (QPS) software...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664480/usefulness-of-left-ventricular-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-and-novel-measures-of-left-atrial-structure-and-function-in-diagnosing-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-in-ischemic-stroke-and-transient-ischemic-attack-patients
#14
Kristoffer Grundtvig Skaarup, Hanne Christensen, Nis Høst, Masti Mahdy Mahmoud, Christian Ovesen, Flemming Javier Olsen, Jan Skov Jensen, Tor Biering-Sørensen
Asymptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) is often assumed to be the cause of cryptogenic ischemic strokes (IS) and transient ischemic attacks (TIA). We examined the usefulness of measures obtained by 2D speckle tracking echocardiography and novel left atrial measurements, in the diagnosis of PAF in patients with IS and TIA. We retrospectively included 205 patients who after acute IS or TIA underwent an echocardiogram in sinus rhythm. Patients were designated as PAF-patients if they had one or more reported incidents of AF before or after their echocardiographic examination...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664479/comparison-of-syntax-score-and-syntax-score-ii-to-predict-no-reflow-phenomenon-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#15
Mahmut Yesin, Metin Çağdaş, Macit Kalçık, Mahmut Uluganyan, Süleyman Çağan Efe, İbrahim Rencüzoğulları, Yavuz Karabağ, Mustafa Ozan Gürsoy, Süleyman Karakoyun
Even though the relationship between syntax score (SS) and coronary no-reflow phenomenon has been studied, the relation between SS and syntax score II (SS II) in patients with no-reflow phenomenon is unknown. We aimed to define the relationship between coronary no-reflow phenomenon and SS II as compared with SS. This study enrolled 193 patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST elevation myocardial infarction in whom 42 patients developed the no-reflow phenomenon. SS and SS II were calculated in all patients...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664478/the-integrated-value-of-sst2-and-global-longitudinal-strain-in-the-early-stratification-of-patients-with-severe-aortic-valve-stenosis-a-translational-imaging-approach
#16
Iacopo Fabiani, Lorenzo Conte, Nicola Riccardo Pugliese, Enrico Calogero, Valentina Barletta, Rossella Di Stefano, Tatiana Santoni, Cristian Scatena, Uberto Bortolotti, Antonio Giuseppe Naccarato, Anna Sonia Petronio, Vitantonio Di Bello
Aortic valve stenosis (AVS) is associated with significant myocardial fibrosis (MF). Global longitudinal strain (GLS) is a sensible indicator of systolic dysfunction. ST2 is a member of the interleukin (IL)-1 receptor family and a modulator of hypertrophic and fibrotic responses. We aimed at assessing: (a) the association between adverse LV remodeling, LV functional parameters (including GLS) and sST2 level. (b) The association between MF (detected by endo-myocardial biopsy) and sST2 in patients with AVS undergoing surgical valve replacement...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660388/is-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-necessary-for-prediction-of-left-ventricular-remodeling-in-patients-with-reperfused-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#17
Eun Kyoung Kim, Young Bin Song, Sung-A Chang, Sung-Ji Park, Joo-Yong Hahn, Seung Hyuk Choi, Jin-Ho Choi, Hyeon-Cheol Gwon, Seung-Woo Park, Yeon Hyeon Choe, Joonghyun Ahn, Keumhee Carriere, Sang-Chol Lee
As cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) has become widely used for evaluation of myocardial viability after acute myocardial infarction, the additional value of CMR parameters for prediction of left ventricle (LV) remodeling has been receiving interest. The aim of the study was to investigate the additional predictive value of CMR parameters for LV remodeling after successful reperfusion of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) using multiple predictive models. LV remodeling was defined as ≥20% increase in end-diastolic volume at 6 month follow-up echocardiography...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647774/automatic-identification-of-coronary-tree-anatomy-in-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography
#18
Qing Cao, Alexander Broersen, Michiel A de Graaf, Pieter H Kitslaar, Guanyu Yang, Arthur J Scholte, Boudewijn P F Lelieveldt, Johan H C Reiber, Jouke Dijkstra
An automatic coronary artery tree labeling algorithm is described to identify the anatomical segments of the extracted centerlines from coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) images. This method will facilitate the automatic lesion reporting and risk stratification of cardiovascular disease. Three-dimensional (3D) models for both right dominant (RD) and left dominant (LD) coronary circulations were built. All labels in the model were matched with their possible candidates in the extracted tree to find the optimal labeling result...
June 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642995/accuracy-and-reproducibility-of-fast-fractional-flow-reserve-computation-from-invasive-coronary-angiography
#19
A R van Rosendael, G Koning, A C Dimitriu-Leen, J M Smit, J M Montero-Cabezas, F van der Kley, J W Jukema, J H C Reiber, J J Bax, A J H A Scholte
Fractional flow reserve (FFR) guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with favourable outcome compared with revascularization based on angiographic stenosis severity alone. The feasibility of the new image-based quantitative flow ratio (QFR) assessed from 3D quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) and thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) frame count using three different flow models has been reported recently. The aim of the current study was to assess the accuracy, and in particular, the reproducibility of these three QFR techniques when compared with invasive FFR...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642994/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-assess-myocardial-fibrosis-in-valvular-heart-disease
#20
Tomaz Podlesnikar, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax
The left ventricular (LV) remodeling process associated with significant valvular heart disease (VHD) is characterized by an increase of myocardial interstitial space with deposition of collagen and loss of myofibers. These changes occur before LV systolic function deteriorates or the patient develops symptoms. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) permits assessment of reactive fibrosis, with the use of T1 mapping techniques, and replacement fibrosis, with the use of late gadolinium contrast enhancement...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
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