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International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528431/rapid-rest-stress-regadenoson-ungated-perfusion-cmr-for-detection-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Erik T Bieging, I Haider, G Adluru, L Chang, P Suksaranjit, D Likhite, A Shaaban, L Jensen, B D Wilson, C J McGann, E DiBella
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) perfusion has been established as a useful imaging modality for the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD). However, there are several limitations when applying standard, ECG-gated stress/rest perfusion CMR to patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). In this study we investigate an approach with no ECG gating and a rapid rest/stress perfusion protocol to determine its accuracy for detection of CAD in patients with AF. 26 patients with AF underwent a rapid rest/regadenoson stress CMR perfusion imaging protocol, and all patients had X-ray coronary angiography...
May 20, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528430/risk-classification-of-highly-sensitive-troponin-i-predict-presence-of-vulnerable-plaque-assessed-by-dual-source-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography
#2
Ting Liu, Guan Wang, Peiling Li, Xu Dai
Patients presenting to the emergency department with acute chest pain, negative conventional troponin and electrocardiogram require serial testing to rule out acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We studied the association of highly sensitive troponin (hsTn) I with vulnerable plaque features as detected by coronary dual source computed tomography angiography (DSCTA) and determined whether hsTn I at the time of presentation combined with early DSCTA could improve classification of patients as high-risk or low risk for ACS...
May 20, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528429/myocardial-edema-in-acute-myocarditis-relationship-of-t2-relaxometry-and-late-enhancement-burden-by-using-dual-contrast-turbo-spin-echo-mri
#3
A Mayr, G Klug, H J Feistritzer, S J Reinstadler, M Reindl, R Esterhammer, G Feuchtner, B Metzler, M F Schocke
To quantify myocardial edema by using a T2 relaxometry approach with a dual-contrast turbo spin-echo (dcTSE) sequence in patients with acute myocarditis regarding focal late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) burden. CMR T2 relaxometry was performed in 39 patients (age 41 ± 19 years; 36% women) with LGE in a typical myocarditis pattern and in ten healthy volunteers (age 46 ± 12; 60% woman). dcTSE sequence (echo time 29 and 75 ms, respectively) was used for T2 mapping, analysis were performed on the basis of region of interest (ROI)...
May 20, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523472/assessment-of-coronary-artery-by-prospective-ecg-triggered-256-multi-slice-ct-on-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
#4
Li-Ping Yao, Li Zhang, Hui-Ming Li, Ming Ding, Ling-Wei Yu, Xin Yang, Xiao-Ming Li, Kun Sun
This study aims to investigate the imaging quality and radiation dose of prospective ECG-triggered 256 multi-slice computer tomography (MSCT) in accessing the coronary artery (CA) in children. Coronary arteries of 149 children were evaluated using prospective ECG-triggered 256 MSCT with the same system settings. A four-point scoring system was applied to study the capability of MSCT in detecting CA in these patients. Signal, noise and contrast-to-noise ratios (CNR) were analyzed to investigate the association of image quality with age...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523471/quantification-of-left-atrial-volume-and-phasic-function-using-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-comparison-of-biplane-area-length-method-and-simpson-s-method
#5
Laura Kristin Wandelt, Johannes Tammo Kowallick, Andreas Schuster, Rolf Wachter, Thomas Stümpfig, Christina Unterberg-Buchwald, Michael Steinmetz, Christian Oliver Ritter, Joachim Lotz, Wieland Staab
Left atrial (LA) enlargement and dysfunction are markers of chronic diastolic dysfunction and an important predictor of adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular outcomes. Accordingly, accurate quantification of left atrial volume (LAV) and function is needed. In routine clinical cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging the biplane area-length method (Bi-ALM) is frequently applied due to time-saving image acquisition and analysis. However, given the varying anatomy of the LA we hypothesized that the diagnostic accuracy of the Bi-ALM is not sufficient and that results would be different from a precise volumetric assessment of transversal multi-slice cine images using Simpson's method...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516314/harmonic-subtraction-for-evaluating-right-ventricle-ejection-fraction-from-planar-equilibrium-radionuclide-angiography
#6
Dacian V Bonta, John N Aarsvold, Sandra F Grant, Naomi P Alazraki
We report an initial investigation of a subtraction-based method to estimate right ventricle ejection fraction (RVEF) from ECG-gated planar equilibrium radionuclide angiography (ERNA) data. Twenty-six consecutive patients referred for scintigraphic evaluation of cardiac function prior to chemotherapy had ECG-gated first-pass (FP) imaging and ERNA imaging performed following the same radiotracer injection. RVEF was computed from FP images (RVEFFP) and separately from ERNA images (RVEFERNA). Standard methods for computing ejection fractions were used to obtain RVEFFP values...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516313/dynamic-changes-in-aortic-impedance-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-and-its-impact-on-exploratory-outcome
#7
Yukari Kobayashi, Juyong B Kim, Kegan J Moneghetti, Yuhei Kobayashi, Ran Zhang, Daniel A Brenner, Ryan O'Malley, Ingela Schnittger, Michael Fischbein, D Craig Miller, Alan C Yeung, David Liang, Francois Haddad, William F Fearon
Valvulo-arterial impedance (Zva) has been shown to predict worse outcome in medically managed aortic stenosis (AS) patients. We aimed to investigate the association between Zva and left ventricular (LV) adaptation and to explore the predictive value of Zva for cardiac functional recovery and outcome after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). We prospectively enrolled 128 patients with AS who underwent TAVR. Zva was calculated as: (systolic blood pressure + mean transaortic gradient)/stroke volume index)...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501911/analysis-of-circumflex-artery-anatomy-by-real-time-3d-transesophageal-echocardiography-compared-to-cardiac-computed-tomography
#8
Carmine Bevilacqua, Sarah Eibel, Borek Foldyna, Thomas Knoefler, Lukas Lehmkuhl, Matthias Gutberlet, Chirojit Mukherjee, Joerg Seeburger, Piroze Davierwala, Joerg Ender
Iatrogenic injury to the circumflex artery (Cx) due to its close proximity to the mitral annulus is a rare but dreadful complication that can occur during mitral valve repair. The aim of our study was to compare multiple measurements of the Cx datasets, obtained by real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (RT3D TEE) and corresponding measurements assessed in multi-planar three-dimensional images acquired by multidetector computed tomography (MDCT). Preoperative RT3D TEE and MDCT datasets of 25 patients who had previously undergone minimally invasive mitral valve surgery were retrospectively analyzed...
May 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501910/targeting-the-dominant-mechanism-of-coronary-microvascular-dysfunction-with-intracoronary-physiology-tests
#9
REVIEW
Hernán Mejía-Rentería, Nina van der Hoeven, Tim P van de Hoef, Julius Heemelaar, Nicola Ryan, Amir Lerman, Niels van Royen, Javier Escaned
The coronary microcirculation plays a key role in modulating blood supply to the myocardium. Several factors like myocardial oxygen demands, endothelial and neurogenic conditions determine its function. Although there is available evidence supporting microvascular dysfunction as an important cause of myocardial ischaemia, with both prognostic and symptomatic implications, its diagnosis and management in clinical practice is still relegated to a second plane. Both diagnostic and therapeutic approaches are hampered by the broadness of the concept of microvascular dysfunction, which fails addressing the plurality of mechanisms leading to dysfunction...
May 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500378/intravascular-ultrasound-elastography-analysis-of-the-elastic-mechanical-properties-of-atherosclerotic-plaque
#10
Zhaohuan Li, Lin Wang, Xiaobo Hu, Pengfei Zhang, Yifei Chen, Xinxin Liu, Mingjun Xu, Haijun Su, Mei Zhang
To assess the elastic mechanical properties of atherosclerotic plaque with different morphological properties by intravascular ultrasound elastography (IVUSE). 30 purebred New Zealand rabbits were fed a high-cholesterol diet; the abdominal aorta endothelium was balloon-injured after 2 weeks; at week 12, 2 plaques with moderate echo from each rabbit were chosen for in situ imaging, and 2 consecutive frames near the end-diastole images in situ were used to construct an IVUS elastogram. Shear strain (SS) and area strain (AS) were greater for eccentric than centripetal plaque (SS: 2...
May 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500377/reliability-of-echocardiographic-speckle-tracking-derived-bi-atrial-strain-assessment-under-different-hemodynamic-conditions
#11
Mahdi Sareban, Tabea Perz, Franziska Macholz, Bernhard Reich, Peter Schmidt, Sebastian Fried, Heimo Mairbäurl, Marc M Berger, Josef Niebauer
The aim of this study was to assess intra- and inter-observer variability of left (LA) and right atrial (RA) strain indices obtained by two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) in a healthy group of individuals at low-altitude and after rapid ascent to high-altitude in order to provoke altered systemic and pulmonary hemodynamics otherwise seen in various cardiac diseases. Twenty healthy subjects underwent transthoracic echocardiography during a baseline examination at low-altitude (424 m) as well as 7, 20 and 44 h after arrival at high-altitude (4559 m)...
May 12, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497189/quantification-of-mitral-regurgitation-during-percutaneous-mitral-valve-repair-added-value-of-simultaneous-hemodynamic-and-3d-echocardiographic-assessment
#12
Ilonka Rohm, Tudor C Poerner, Ali Hamadanchi, Sylvia Otto, Torsten Doenst, Christian Jung, P Christian Schulze, Björn Goebel
The objective of this study was to investigate the usefulness of intraprocedural hemodynamic monitoring for MR evaluation during pMRV. Assessment of mitral regurgitation (MR) during percutaneous mitral valve repair (pMVR) procedure is challenging. 3D color Doppler allows exact quantification of MR, but is technically demanding. Sixty patients with moderate to severe MR (14 with structural and 46 functional MR) were included in the study. Intraprocedural pressure curves were continuously obtained in the left atrium (LA) and left ventricle (LV)...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493105/association-between-cardiovascular-disease-risk-scores-and-subclinical-atherosclerosis-prevalence-in-non-elderly-adult-patients-from-argentina
#13
Ricardo A Albertini, Dario G Ferrer, Pablo A Romagnoli, María E Tinti, José L Amigone, Raúl Capra, Gustavo A Chiabrando
The goal of our study was to use statistical analysis to try to associate cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk scores and the observed prevalence of subclinical atherosclerosis (SA) in a non-elderly adult local population. An observational cross-sectional study was carried out (143 male and 131 female) on non-elderly adults (20-59 years). CVD risk scores included Framingham Risk Scores for 10-year hard (FRS 10 H), 30-year lipid hard or CVD (FRS 30 L H or FRS 30 L CVD), 30 year-body mass index hard or CVD (FRS 30 BMI H or FRS 30 BMI CVD) and Pooled Cohort Risk Equations for either 10 years (PCE 10) or lifetime (PCE LT)...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488097/feasibility-of-measurements-of-valve-dimensions-in-en-face-3d-transesophageal-echocardiography
#14
Sarah Eibel, Edwin Turton, Chirojit Mukherjee, Carmine Bevilacqua, Joerg Ender
Newest 3D software allows measurements directly in the en-face-3D TEE mode. Aim of the study was to ascertain whether measurements performed in the en-face-3D TEE mode are comparable with conventional measurement methods based on 2D TEE and 3D using the multiple plane reconstruction mode with the Qlab(®) software. En-face-3D TEE is used more frequently in daily clinical routine during cardiac operations. So far measurements could only be done based on 2D images or with the use of multi planar reconstruction mode with additional software...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488096/improving-risk-assessment-for-post-surgical-low-cardiac-output-syndrome-in-patients-without-severely-reduced-ejection-fraction-undergoing-open-aortic-valve-replacement-the-role-of-global-longitudinal-strain-and-right-ventricular-free-wall-strain
#15
K Balderas-Muñoz, H Rodríguez-Zanella, J F Fritche-Salazar, N Ávila-Vanzzini, L E Juárez Orozco, J A Arias-Godínez, O Calvillo-Argüelles, S Rivera-Peralta, J C Sauza-Sosa, M E Ruiz-Esparza, E Bucio-Reta, A Rómero, N Espinola-Zavaleta, B Domínguez-Mendez, M Gaxiola-Macias, M A Martínez-Ríos
Low cardiac output syndrome (LCOS) after surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) is related to increased mortality and treatment related costs. We aimed to evaluate whether echocardiography-derived left ventricular global longitudinal strain (LV-GLS) relates to the occurrence of postoperative LCOS in patients undergoing SAVR. We prospectively enrolled 75 patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) >40%, NYHA Class <IV, without other significant valve disease...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470434/erratum-to-ventricular-pacing-site-separation-by-cardiac-computed-tomography-validation-for-the-prediction-of-clinical-response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
#16
S Modi, Raymond Yee, David Scholl, John Stirrat, Jorge A Wong, Carmen Lydell, Vamshi Kotha, Lorne J Gula, Allan C Skanes, Peter Leong-Sit, David McCarty, Maria Drangova, James A White
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 3, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455633/evaluation-of-left-ventricular-myocardial-mechanics-by-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-in-the-patients-with-different-graded-coronary-artery-stenosis
#17
Lin Li, Ping-Yang Zhang, Hong Ran, Jing Dong, Ling-Ling Fang, Qian-Shan Ding
To investigate the relationship between left ventricular (LV) myocardial mechanics evaluated by three-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (3D-STE) and degree of coronary artery stenosis in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Ninety-seven suspected CAD patients without LV regional wall motion abnormality (RWMA) observed visually form traditional echocardiography were divided into four groups according to coronary artery angiography (CAG): 23 patients in slight stenosis group [stenosis rate (SR) ≤25%], 26 patients in mild stenosis group (25< SR ≤50%), 28 patients in moderate stenosis group (50< SR ≤75%), and 20 patients in severe stenosis group (SR >75%)...
April 28, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455632/utility-of-stress-perfusion-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-in-follow-up-of-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-interventions-of-the-left-main-coronary-artery
#18
Samuele Nanni, Luigi Lovato, Gabriele Ghetti, Fabio Vagnarelli, GianGaspare Mineo, Rossella Fattori, Francesco Saia, Antonio Marzocchi, Cinzia Marrozzini, Maurizio Zompatori, Letizia Bacchi Reggiani, Franco Semprini, Giovanni Melandri, Elena Biagini, Anna Corsini, Giulia Norscini, Claudio Rapezzi
To assess the accuracy of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) for the diagnosis of angiographic stenosis after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of left main coronary artery (LMCA). Patients undergone in the last year PCI of unprotected LMCA and scheduled for conventional X-ray coronary angiography (CXA) were evaluated with stress perfusion CMR within 2 weeks before CXA. Main contraindications to CMR were exclusion criteria. Stress perfusion CMR was performed to follow a bolus of contrast Gadobutrol after 3 min of adenosine infusion...
April 28, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455631/real-time-three-dimensional-ct-and-mri-to-guide-interventions-for-congenital-heart-disease-and-acquired-pulmonary-vein-stenosis
#19
Patcharapong Suntharos, Randolph M Setser, Sharon Bradley-Skelton, Lourdes R Prieto
To validate the feasibility and spatial accuracy of pre-procedural 3D images to 3D rotational fluoroscopy registration to guide interventional procedures in patients with congenital heart disease and acquired pulmonary vein stenosis. Cardiac interventions in patients with congenital and structural heart disease require complex catheter manipulation. Current technology allows registration of the anatomy obtained from 3D CT and/or MRI to be overlaid onto fluoroscopy. Thirty patients scheduled for interventional procedures from 12/2012 to 8/2015 were prospectively recruited...
April 28, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451954/incidental-findings-in-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-superiority-of-bssfp-over-t1w-haste-for-extra-cardiac-findings-assessment
#20
Jan M Sohns, Jan Menke, Alexander Schwarz, Leonard Bergau, Johannes T Kowallick, Andreas Schuster, Frank Konietschke, Marius Placzek, Desiree Weiberg, Stefan Nordlohne, Sebastian Schmuck, Sebastian Schulz, Thorsten Derlin, Wieland Staab
Incidental findings are frequent in radiological examinations and may have an impact on further patient management. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze, which of two thoracic scout sequences is more suitable for detecting incidental extra-cardiac findings at cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) with stress perfusion. During a 14-month period clinically indicated stress perfusion CMRI was performed in 97 consecutive patients. For anatomical orientation ECG-triggered (electrocardiography) T1w-Half-fourier acquisition single-shot turbo spin-echo (HASTE) and balanced steady state free precession (bSSFP) sequences were performed for planning the standard cardiac sequences...
April 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
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