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International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234935/cardiac-and-respiratory-gated-volumetric-murine-ultrasound
#1
Arvin H Soepriatna, Frederick W Damen, Pavlos P Vlachos, Craig J Goergen
Current cardiovascular ultrasound mainly employs planar imaging techniques to assess function and physiology. These techniques rely on geometric assumptions, which are dependent on the imaging plane, susceptible to inter-observer variability, and may be inaccurate when studying complex diseases. Here, we developed a gated volumetric murine ultrasound technique to visualize cardiovascular motion with high spatiotemporal resolution and directly evaluate cardiovascular health. Cardiac and respiratory-gated cine loops, acquired at 1000 frames-per-second from sequential positions, were temporally registered to generate a four-dimensional (4D) dataset...
December 12, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234934/early-detection-of-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-using-conventional-and-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-in-a-large-animal-model-of-metabolic-dysfunction
#2
Mark M P van den Dorpel, Ilkka Heinonen, Sanne M Snelder, Hendrik J Vos, Oana Sorop, Ron T van Domburg, Daphne Merkus, Dirk J Duncker, Bas M van Dalen
Left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction is one of the important mechanisms responsible for symptoms in patients with heart failure. The aim of the current study was to identify parameters that may be used to detect early signs of LV diastolic dysfunction in diabetic pigs on a high fat diet, using conventional and speckle tracking echocardiography. The study population consisted of 16 healthy Göttingen minipigs and 18 minipigs with experimentally induced metabolic dysfunction. Echocardiography measurements were performed at baseline and 3-month follow-up...
December 12, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230598/multi-view-approach-for-the-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-hypertension-using-transthoracic-echocardiography
#3
Matthias Schneider, Anna Maria Pistritto, Christian Gerges, Mario Gerges, Christina Binder, Irene Lang, Gerald Maurer, Thomas Binder, Georg Goliasch
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a disease with severe morbidity and mortality. Echocardiography plays an essential role in the screening of PH. The quality of the acquired continuous wave Doppler signal is the major limitation of the method and can greatly affect the accuracy of estimated pulmonary pressures. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical need to image from multiple ultrasound windows in patients with suspected pulmonary hypertension. We prospectively evaluated 65 patients (43% male, mean age 67...
December 11, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230597/presence-of-post-systolic-shortening-is-an-independent-predictor-of-heart-failure-in-patients-following-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#4
Philip Brainin, Sune Haahr-Pedersen, Morten Sengeløv, Flemming Javier Olsen, Thomas Fritz-Hansen, Jan Skov Jensen, Tor Biering-Sørensen
Following an ischemic event post systolic shortening (PSS) may occur. We investigated the association between PSS in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) following primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) and occurrence of cardiovascular events at follow-up. A total of 373 patients admitted with STEMI and treated with pPCI were prospectively included in the study cohort. All patients were examined by echocardiography a median of 2 days after admission (interquartile range, 1-3 days)...
December 11, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222738/ct-based-3d-printing-is-superior-to-transesophageal-echocardiography-for-pre-procedure-planning-in-left-atrial-appendage-device-closure
#5
Edinrin Obasare, Sumeet K Mainigi, D Lynn Morris, Leandro Slipczuk, Igor Goykhman, Evan Friend, Mary Rodriguez Ziccardi, Gregg S Pressman
Accurate assessment of the left atrial appendage (LAA) is important for pre-procedure planning when utilizing device closure for stroke reduction. Sizing is traditionally done with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) but this is not always precise. Three-dimensional (3D) printing of the LAA may be more accurate. 24 patients underwent Watchman device (WD) implantation (71 ± 11 years, 42% female). All had complete 2-dimensional TEE. Fourteen also had cardiac computed tomography (CCT) with 3D printing to produce a latex model of the LAA for pre-procedure planning...
December 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197025/german-cardiac-ct-registry-indications-procedural-data-and-clinical-consequences-in-7061-patients-undergoing-cardiac-computed-tomography
#6
Mohamed Marwan, Stephan Achenbach, Grigorios Korosoglou, Axel Schmermund, Steffen Schneider, Oliver Bruder, Jörg Hausleiter, Stephen Schroeder, Sebastian Barth, Sebastian Kerber, Alexander Leber, Werner Moshage, Jochen Senges
Cardiac computed tomography permits quantification of coronary calcification as well as detection of coronary artery stenoses after contrast enhancement. Moreover, cardiac CT offers high-resolution morphologic and functional imaging of cardiac structures which is valuable for various structural heart disease interventions and electrophysiology procedures. So far, only limited data exist regarding the spectrum of indications, image acquisition parameters as well as results and clinical consequences of cardiac CT examinations using state-of-the-art CT systems in experienced centers...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197024/impact-of-incomplete-ventricular-coverage-on-diagnostic-performance-of-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
#7
Behzad Sharif, Manish Motwani, Reza Arsanjani, Rohan Dharmakumar, Mathews B Fish, Guido Germano, Debiao Li, Daniel S Berman, Piotr Slomka
In the context of myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), there is ongoing debate on the merits of using technically complex acquisition methods to achieve whole-heart spatial coverage, rather than conventional 3-slice acquisition. An adequately powered comparative study is difficult to achieve given the requirement for two separate stress CMR studies in each patient. The aim of this work is to draw relevant conclusions from SPECT MPI by comparing whole-heart versus simulated 3-slice coverage in a large existing dataset...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189934/mechanical-deformation-in-adult-patients-with-unrepaired-aortic-coarctation
#8
Leonel Avendaño-Pérez, María Elena Soto, Nydia Ávila-Vanzzini, Guillermo Bracamontes-Castelo, José Carlos Ruán-Díaz, Erick Alexanderson-Rosas, Nilda Espinola-Zavaleta
Aortic coarctation is a congenital heart disease that causes an increased left ventricular afterload, resulting in increased systolic parietal tension, compensatory hypertrophy, and left ventricular systolic and diastolic dysfunction. The speckle tracking is a new echocardiographic technique that allows the detection of subclinic left ventricular systolic dysfunction. The aim of this study was to detect early left ventricular dysfunction using mechanical deformation by echocardiography in adults with un-repaired aortic coarctation...
November 30, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189933/cardiac-structure-and-function-in-elite-native-hawaiian-and-pacific-islander-rugby-football-league-athletes-an-exploratory-study
#9
Christopher Johnson, Lynsey Forsythe, John Somauroo, Michael Papadakis, Keith George, David Oxborough
The aim of this exploratory study was to define the Athletes Heart (AH) phenotype in Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander (NH&PI) Rugby Football League (RFL) athletes. Specifically, (1) to describe conventional echocardiographic indices of left ventricle (LV) and right ventricle (RV) structure and function in NH&PI RFL players and matched RFL Caucasian controls (CC) and (2) to demonstrate LV and RV mechanics in these populations. Ethnicity is a contributory factor to the phenotypical expression of the AH. There are no data describing the cardiac phenotype in NH&PI athletes...
November 30, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181827/reference-ranges-for-three-dimensional-feature-tracking-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-comparison-with-two-dimensional-methodology-and-relevance-of-age-and-gender
#10
Boyang Liu, Ahmed M Dardeer, William E Moody, Manvir K Hayer, Shanat Baig, Anna M Price, Francisco Leyva, Nicola C Edwards, Richard P Steeds
Myocardial deformation is a sensitive marker of sub-clinical myocardial dysfunction that carries independent prognostic significance across a broad range of cardiovascular diseases. It is now possible to perform 3D feature tracking of SSFP cines on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (FT-CMR). This study provides reference ranges for 3D FT-CMR and assesses its reproducibility compared to 2D FT-CMR. One hundred healthy individuals with 10 men and women in each of 5 age deciles from 20 to 70 years, underwent 2D and 3D FT-CMR of left ventricular myocardial strain and strain rate using SSFP cines...
November 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181826/speckle-tracking-imaging-in-inflammatory-heart-diseases
#11
Marina Leitman, Zvi Vered, Vladimir Tyomkin, Boris Macogon, Gil Moravsky, Eli Peleg, Laurian Copel
Accurate diagnosis of acute myocarditis is important for the prognosis and risk stratification of these patients. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) has become a major modality for diagnosis of myocarditis, but not widely available. In this study, we tried to evaluate regional and global longitudinal strain by speckle tracking echocardiography in patients with acute inflammatory myocardial diseases in correlation with CMR. Patients with suspected acute myocarditis were recruited prospectively. Clinical diagnosis was established based on clinical, electrocardiographic, laboratory and conventional echocardiographic data...
November 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177579/disagreement-between-splenic-switch-off-and-myocardial-t1-mapping-after-caffeine-intake
#12
Dirkjan Kuijpers, Randy van Dijk, Marly van Assen, Theodorus A M Kaandorp, Paul R M van Dijkman, Rozemarijn Vliegenthart, Pim van der Harst, Matthijs Oudkerk
Caffeine is an adenosine receptor antagonist and a possible cause of inadequate stress perfusion. Splenic switch-off (SSO) and splenic rest-stress T1-mapping have been proposed as indicators of stress adequacy during perfusion cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). We compared myocardial rest-stress T1-mapping with SSO and splenic rest-stress T1-mapping in patients with and without recent coffee intake. We analyzed 344 consecutive patients suspected of myocardial ischemia with adenosine perfusion CMR. All 146 normal CMR studies with a normal T1-rest of the myocardium, used as standard of reference, were included and divided in two groups...
November 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170840/early-detection-of-cardiac-alterations-by-left-atrial-strain-in-patients-with-risk-for-cardiac-abnormalities-with-preserved-left-ventricular-systolic-and-diastolic-function
#13
Kerstin Braunauer, Elisabeth Pieske-Kraigher, Evgeny Belyavskiy, Radhakrishnan Aravind-Kumar, Martin Kropf, Robin Kraft, Athanasios Frydas, Esteban Marquez, Engin Osmanoglou, Carsten Tschöpe, Frank Edelmann, Burkert Pieske, Hans-Dirk Düngen, Daniel A Morris
This study sought to examine whether early cardiac alterations could be detected by left atrial (LA) strain in patients with risk for cardiac abnormalities. In this cross-sectional and retrospective study, we included patients with (n = 234) and without (n = 48) risk for cardiac abnormalities (i.e. those with arterial hypertension, diabetes mellitus and/or a history of coronary artery disease) of similar age and with preserved left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function according to standard criteria...
November 23, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168055/reproducibility-of-peak-filling-and-peak-emptying-rate-determined-by-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-assessment-of-biventricular-systolic-and-diastolic-dysfunction-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#14
Christoffer Göransson, Niels Vejlstrup, Jørn Carlsen
Right ventricular (RV) and left ventricular (LV) diastolic stiffness may be independent contributors to disease progression in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The aims of this study are to assess reproducibility of peak emptying rate (PER) and early diastolic peak filling rate (PFR) for both the RV and the LV in PAH and study their relationship to stroke volume (SV). Triple weekly repetition of 20 (totalling 60) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) scans, were done on 10 patients with PAH and 10 healthy controls...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168054/cardiac-function-in-patients-with-polymyositis-or-dermatomyositis-a-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-study
#15
Yue Zhong, Wenjuan Bai, Qibing Xie, Jianhong Sun, Hong Tang, Li Rao
Cardiac event is a major cause of death in patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM). The most frequent IIMs are polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM). The purpose of this study was to analyze cardiac involvement by three-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (3D STE) in patients with PM or DM, and to identify the relationship of cardiac injury with clinical characteristics and disease-specific parameters. 60 PM/DM patients with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction and 30 matched healthy controls were assessed by conventional echocardiography, 3D STE with biventricular strain analysis and electrocardiogram...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159531/very-early-neointimal-coverage-of-new-biodegradable-polymer-drug-eluting-stent-compared-with-durable-polymer-everolimus-eluting-stent-evaluated-by-optical-frequency-domain-imaging
#16
Norihiro Kobayashi, Yoshiaki Ito, Masahiro Yamawaki, Motoharu Araki, Tsuyoshi Sakai, Yasunari Sakamoto, Shinsuke Mori, Masakazu Tsutsumi, Masahiro Nauchi, Yohsuke Honda, Takahiro Tokuda, Kenji Makino, Shigemitsu Shirai, Keisuke Hirano
Polymeric component is associated with the increased risk of delayed vessel healing and stent endothelialization. We aimed to clarify neointimal coverage within 1 month after implantation of the new-generation abluminal biodegradable polymer (BP) drug-eluting stent (DES) compared with the second-generation durable polymer (DP) everolimus-eluting stent (EES). Between November 2015 and October 2016, 32 BP-DES and 25 DP-EES were evaluated by optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI) within 1 month after the procedure...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159530/introduction-to-topical-issue-on-myocardial-classification
#17
EDITORIAL
Michael Jerosch-Herold
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151138/optical-coherence-tomography-guided-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-compared-with-other-imaging-guidance-a-meta-analysis
#18
Kayode O Kuku, Emmanuel Ekanem, Viana Azizi, Gebremedhin Melaku, Anh Bui, Yael F Meirovich, Aaphtaab Dheendsa, Solomon Beyene, Alexandre Hideo-Kajita, Michael J Lipinski, Ron Waksman, Hector M Garcia-Garcia
The use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in PCI guidance is limited perhaps by the lack of adequately powered studies which compare its efficacy and outcomes to the other more popular imaging modalities. We therefore performed a meta-analysis to compare clinical outcomes following OCT-guided PCI with the other imaging modalities in two separate comparisons. We abstracted data from randomized control trials and observational comparative studies focusing on OCT versus either angiography- or IVUS-guided PCI outcomes identified following a systematic search (April 2006 and May 2017)...
November 18, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139034/vessel-centerline-reconstruction-from-non-isocentric-and-non-orthogonal-paired-monoplane-angiographic-images
#19
Mie Kunio, Caroline C O'Brien, Augusto C Lopes, Lynn Bailey, Pedro A Lemos, Guillermo J Tearney, Elazer R Edelman
PURPOSE: Three-dimensional reconstruction of a vessel centerline from paired planar coronary angiographic images is critical to reconstruct the complex three-dimensional structure of the coronary artery lumen and the relative positioning of implanted devices. In this study, a new vessel centerline reconstruction method that can utilize non-isocentric and non-orthogonal pairs of angiographic images was developed and tested. METHODS: Our new method was developed in in vitro phantom models of bifurcated coronary artery with and without stent, and then tested in in vivo swine models (twelve coronary arteries)...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139033/relationship-between-airflow-obstruction-and-coronary-atherosclerosis-in-asymptomatic-individuals-evaluation-by-coronary-ct-angiography
#20
Jin-Jin Kim, Dong-Bin Kim, Sung-Won Jang, Eun Joo Cho, Kiyuk Chang, Sang Hong Baek, Ho-Joong Youn, Wook Sung Chung, Ki-Bae Seung, Tai-Ho Rho, Jung Im Jung, Byung-Hee Hwang
Airflow obstruction is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However, the causal mechanisms linking airflow obstruction with higher incidence of cardiovascular events remain elusive. We evaluated the relationship between airflow obstruction, a key feature of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and prevalence, extent, and severity of coronary atherosclerosis in a large cohort of asymptomatic subjects. Participants were recruited from those undergoing spirometry and coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) as part of a general health evaluation from March 2009 to February 2011...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
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