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European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087602/novel-application-of-3d-contrast-enhanced-cmr-to-define-fibrotic-structure-of-the-human-sinoatrial-node-in-vivo
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Thomas A Csepe, Jichao Zhao, Lidiya V Sul, Yufeng Wang, Brian J Hansen, Ning Li, Anthony J Ignozzi, Anna Bratasz, Kimerly A Powell, Ahmet Kilic, Peter J Mohler, Paul M L Janssen, John D Hummel, Orlando P Simonetti, Vadim V Fedorov
AIMS: The adult human sinoatrial node (SAN) has a specialized fibrotic intramural structure (35-55% fibrotic tissue) that provides mechanical and electrical protection from the surrounding atria. We hypothesize that late gadolinium-enhanced cardiovascular magnetic resonance (LGE-CMR) can be applied to define the fibrotic human SAN structure in vivo. METHODS AND RESULTS: LGE-CMR atrial scans of healthy volunteers (n olu, 23-52 y.o.) using a 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging system with a spatial resolution of 1...
January 13, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087601/an-unusual-cause-of-dextrocardia
#2
Jonathan C L Rodrigues, Anna Baritussio, Paul W X Foley, Nathan E Manghat
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 12, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073803/abdominal-aortic-occlusion-caused-by-a-cardiac-myxoma-a-multi-modality-imaging-approach
#3
Marco Zuin, Alberto Sacco, Luca Pisano, Mara Olga Bernasconi, Loris Roncon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069601/comprehensive-multi-modality-imaging-approach-in-arrhythmogenic-cardiomyopathy-an-expert-consensus-document-of-the-european-association-of-cardiovascular-imaging
#4
Kristina H Haugaa, Cristina Basso, Luigi P Badano, Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci, Nuno Cardim, Oliver Gaemperli, Maurizio Galderisi, Gilbert Habib, Juhani Knuuti, Patrizio Lancellotti, William McKenna, Danilo Neglia, Bogdan A Popescu, Thor Edvardsen
Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (AC) is a progressive disease with high risk of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias. A genetic mutation is found in up to 50-60% of probands, mostly affecting desmosomal genes. Diagnosis of AC is made by a combination of data from different modalities including imaging, electrocardiogram, Holter monitoring, family history, genetic testing, and tissue properties. Being a progressive cardiomyopathy, repeated cardiac imaging is needed in AC patients. Repeated imaging is important also for risk assessment of ventricular arrhythmias...
January 9, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065916/global-longitudinal-strain-mature-for-early-detection-of-anthracyclines-induced-cardiotoxicity
#5
EDITORIAL
Dania Mohty, Julien Magne, Victor Aboyans
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 8, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065915/effective-orifice-area-and-hemodynamic-performance-of-the-transcatheter-edwards-sapien-3-prosthesis-short-term-and-1-year-follow-up
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Mischa Külling, Jeremy Külling, Christophe Wyss, David Hürlimann, Ivano Reho, Sacha Salzberg, Ines Bühler, Georg Noll, Jürg Grünenfelder, Roberto Corti, Patric Biaggi
AIMS: The Edwards Sapien 3 heart valve prosthesis (S3) is commonly used for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and is available in three sizes. To date no data has been published on the effective orifice area (EOA) and the hemodynamic performance of the three different S3 sizes. The aim of this study was to measure the size-specific EOA and hemodynamic performance of the S3 in short-term and 1-year follow-up. METHODS AND RESULTS: One hundred and thirteen consecutive patients treated by TAVI with a S3 prosthesis at the Heart Clinic Zurich between May 2014 and July 2015 were included...
January 8, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065914/athlete-s-heart-vs-apical-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-look-again
#7
Fatima Samad, Daniel R Harland, Mark Girzadas, M Fuad Jan, A Jamil Tajik
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 8, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065913/shedding-light-on-inflammation
#8
EDITORIAL
Nilesh Pareek, Patrick Serruys, Ranil de Silva
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 8, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065912/the-use-of-contrast-echo-to-detect-shunts-at-atrial-level-in-a-mustard-or-senning-repair-for-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-you-can-teach-an-old-dog-new-tricks
#9
EDITORIAL
Folkert Meijboom, Berto Bouma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 8, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065911/tricuspid-regurgitation-repair-with-a-mitraclip-device-the-pivotal-role-of-3d-transoesophageal-echocardiography
#10
Eleonora Avenatti, Colin M Barker, Stephen H Little
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 8, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065910/diffuse-pseudo-tumoral-pericardial-tuberculosis
#11
G C Colin, A C Pouleur, L Belkhir, P Baldin, B Gerber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 8, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064152/renal-function-decline-predicted-by-left-atrial-expansion-index-in-non-diabetic-cohort-with-preserved-systolic-heart-function
#12
Shih-Hung Hsiao, Kuan-Rau Chiou
AIMS: Since natriuretic peptide and troponin are associated with renal prognosis and left atrial (LA) parameters are indicators of subclinical cardiovascular abnormalities, this study investigated whether LA expansion index can predict renal decline. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study analysed 733 (69% male) non-diabetic patients with sinus rhythm, preserved systolic function, and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) higher than 60 mL/min/1.73 m(2). In all patients, echocardiograms were performed and LA expansion index was calculated...
January 7, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064156/high-prevalence-of-baffle-leaks-in-adults-after-atrial-switch-operations-for-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
#13
Gabriella De Pasquale, Francesca Bonassin Tempesta, Bruno Santos Lopes, Daniela Babic, Angela Oxenius, Theresa Seeliger, Christiane Gruner, Felix C Tanner, Patric Biaggi, Christine Attenhofer Jost, Matthias Greutmann
AIMS: To determine the prevalence of baffle leaks in adults after atrial switch operations for transposition of the great arteries, as these may predispose to paradoxical embolic events, particularly in patients with transvenous pacemaker or defibrillator leads. METHODS AND RESULTS: We routinely perform contrast echocardiography with agitated saline in all patients after atrial switch operations. For this study, we analysed patients who had saline contrast echocardiography between 2010 and 2012...
January 6, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064155/assessment-of-global-longitudinal-strain-at-low-dose-anthracycline-based-chemotherapy-for-the-prediction-of-subsequent-cardiotoxicity
#14
Clément Charbonnel, Raphaele Convers-Domart, Sophie Rigaudeau, Anne Laure Taksin, Nicolas Baron, Juliette Lambert, Stéphanie Ghez, Jean-Louis Georges, Hassan Farhat, Jérôme Lambert, Philippe Rousselot, Bernard Livarek
AIMS: We sought to assess whether global longitudinal strain (GLS) measured early during treatment with anthracyclines (at a cumulative dose of 150 mg/m(2)) can predict subsequent alterations in left ventricular ejection fraction. METHODS AND RESULTS: Eighty-six patients with Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, or acute leukaemia and receiving anthracyclines were prospectively included. Patients underwent complete echocardiography on four occasions: baseline (V1); after reaching a cumulative dose of 150 mg/m(2) (V2); end of treatment (V3); and 1 year follow-up (V4)...
January 6, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064154/impact-of-left-ventricular-remodelling-patterns-on-outcomes-in-patients-with-aortic-stenosis
#15
Romain Capoulade, Marie-Annick Clavel, Florent Le Ven, Abdellaziz Dahou, Christophe Thébault, Lionel Tastet, Mylène Shen, Marie Arsenault, Élisabeth Bédard, Jonathan Beaudoin, Kim O'Connor, Mathieu Bernier, Jean G Dumesnil, Philippe Pibarot
AIMS: The objective of this study was to examine the association between the different patterns of left ventricular (LV) remodelling/hypertrophy on all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in patients with aortic stenosis (AS). METHODS AND RESULTS: In total, 747 consecutive patients (69 ± 14 years, 57% men) with AS and preserved LV ejection fraction were included in this study. According to LV mass index and relative wall thickness, patients were classified into four LV patterns: normal, concentric remodelling (CR), concentric hypertrophy (CH), and eccentric hypertrophy (EH)...
January 6, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064153/comparison-of-valve-performance-of-the-mechanically-expanding-lotus-and-the-balloon-expanded-sapien3-transcatheter-heart-valves-an-observational-study-with-independent-core-laboratory-analysis
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Osama I I Soliman, Nahid El Faquir, Ben Ren, Ernest Spitzer, Lennart van Gils, Hans Jonker, Marcel L Geleijnse, Gerrit-Anne van Es, Jan G Tijssen, Nicolas M van Mieghem, Peter P T de Jaegere
AIMS: The Lotus and SAPIEN3 are second-generation transcatheter heart valves, which are designed to minimize paravalvular aortic regurgitation (PAR) after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). We sought to compare both devices for valve performance and with emphasis on PAR by independent core laboratory analysis. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 162 (79 Lotus and 83 SAPIEN3) consecutive patients (51% female, 80 ± 8 years, Logistic EuroSCORE 14.8 ± 9...
January 6, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062567/short-term-high-fat-diet-compromises-myocardial-function-a-radial-strain-rate-imaging-study
#17
Julien Ternacle, Feng Wan, Daigo Sawaki, Mathieu Surenaud, Maria Pini, Raquel Mercedes, Laura Ernande, Etienne Audureau, Jean-Luc Dubois-Rande, Serge Adnot, Sophie Hue, Gabor Czibik, Genevieve Derumeaux
AIM: Long-term high-fat diet (HFD) induces both cardiac remodelling and myocardial dysfunction in murine models. The aim was to assess the time course and mechanisms of metabolic and cardiac modifications induced by short-term HFD in wild-type (WT) mice. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty-three WT mice were subjected to HFD (60% fat, n = 16) and chow diet (CD, 13% fat, n = 17). Metabolic and echocardiographic data were collected at baseline and every 5 weeks for 20 weeks...
January 6, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062566/rupture-of-ascending-aortic-aneurysm-in-to-the-pulmonary-artery-rare-presentation-with-grave-prognosis
#18
Venkatraman Bhat, Chandana Rajashekar, Karthik Gadabanahalli, Vinay Belaval
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 6, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057698/left-atrial-thrombus-discovered-post-intra-operative-maze-procedure-the-dilemma-of-thrombus-screening-before-the-percutaneous-pulmonary-vein-isolation
#19
Krystyna Majkut, Krittapoom Akrawinthawong, Sasan Ryan Raeissi, Scott Wayne Ferreira, Ali Akbar Mehdirad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 5, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039210/relationship-between-tissue-doppler-measurements-of-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-and-silent-brain-infarction-in-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation
#20
Sera Ishikawa, Kenichi Sugioka, Shinichi Sakamoto, Suwako Fujita, Asahiro Ito, Naoki Norioka, Shinichi Iwata, Masashi Nakagawa, Masahiko Takagi, Yukio Miki, Makiko Ueda, Minoru Yoshiyama
AIMS: Left ventricular (LV) diastolic function assessed by tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) is reported to be associated with left atrial (LA) blood stasis in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). This study aimed to evaluate the relationship of diastolic TDI parameters with silent brain infarction (SBI) on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and in turn the risks of subsequent stroke or dementia, in non-valvular AF patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study population consisted of 171 neurologically asymptomatic patients with non-valvular AF who underwent transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) (128 men; mean age, 63 ± 11 years)...
December 29, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
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