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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353231/the-preterm-heart-in-childhood-left-ventricular-structure-geometry-and-function-assessed-by-echocardiography-in-6-year-old-survivors-of-periviable-births
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Lilly-Ann Mohlkert, Jenny Hallberg, Olof Broberg, Annika Rydberg, Cecilia Pegelow Halvorsen, Petru Liuba, Vineta Fellman, Magnus Domellöf, Gunnar Sjöberg, Mikael Norman
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth has been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity in adult life. We evaluated whether preterm birth is associated with deviating cardiac structure and function before school start. METHODS AND RESULTS: In total, 176 children aged 6 years and born extremely preterm (EXPT; gestational age of 22-26 weeks) and 134 children born at term (control [CTRL]) were studied. We used echocardiography to assess left heart dimensions, geometry, and functions...
January 20, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343014/-correlation-between-peripheral-venous-oxygen-saturation-and-hemodynamic-parameters-in-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension
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C Hong, J Y Li, R K Chen, C L Liu, X N Wang, S M Qing, X F Su, N F Zhang
Objective: To investigate the correlation of peripheral venous oxygen saturation (SpvO(2)) with mixed venous oxygen saturation (SvO(2)), pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) and cardiac index (CI) in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH), in order to predict these parameters using SpvO(2) and assess the prognosis of patients. Methods: Hospitalized patients diagnosed with PH by right heart catheterization in the Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases from July 2015 to October 2016 were retrospectively analyzed...
January 12, 2018: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338918/filling-pressures-in-fontan-revisited-comparison-between-pulmonary-artery-wedge-ventricular-end-diastolic-and-left-atrial-pressures-in-adults
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William R Miranda, Alexander C Egbe, Donald J Hagler, Nathaniel W Taggart, Rick A Nishimura, Heidi M Connolly, Carole A Warnes
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary artery wedge pressure (PAWP) has been shown to correlate better with left atrial pressure (LAP) than ventricular end-diastolic pressure (VEDP) in acquired heart disease. The correlation between VEDP and PAWP and their performance as surrogates for LAP in Fontan patients is unknown. METHODS: Offline single-beat simultaneous measurement of PAWP and VEDP was performed in 50 adult Fontan patients and non-simultaneous hemodynamic data abstracted for calculation of pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR)...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310555/mechanical-circulatory-support-for-the-failing-fontan-conversion-to-assisted-single-ventricle-circulation-preliminary-observations
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Syed M Peer, Kristopher B Deatrick, Thomas J Johnson, Jonathan W Haft, Francis D Pagani, Richard G Ohye, Edward L Bove, Alvaro Rojas-Peña, Ming-Sing Si
BACKGROUND: Mechanical circulatory support (MCS) of a failing Fontan circulation remains challenging. We hypothesized that MCS can be provided by converting the Fontan circulation into a mechanically assisted single ventricle parallel circulation (MASVC). METHODS: A porcine model of functionally univentricular circulation was created under cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) by performing an atrial septectomy, tricuspid valvectomy, and interrupting antegrade pulmonary blood flow...
January 2018: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310554/primary-arterial-switch-operation-for-late-referral-of-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-with-intact-ventricular-septum-in-the-current-era-do-we-still-need-a-rapid-two-stage-operation
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Noritaka Ota, Sivakumar Sivalingam, Kiew Kong Pau, Chee Chin Hew, Jeswant Dillon, Haifa Abdul Latiff, Hasri Samion, Mohd Azhari Yakub
OBJECTIVE: We introduced primary arterial switch operation for the patient with transposition of great arteries and intact ventricular septum (TGA-IVS) who had more than 3.5 mm of posterior left ventricle (LV) wall thickness. METHODS: Between January 2013 and June 2015, a total of 116 patients underwent arterial switch operation. Of the 116 patients, 26 with TGA-IVS underwent primary arterial switch operation at more than 30 days of age. RESULTS: The age and body weight (mean ± SD) at the operation were 120...
January 2018: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299780/the-key-roles-of-negative-pressure-breathing-and-exercise-in-the-development-of-interstitial-pulmonary-edema-in-professional-male-scuba-divers
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Olivier Castagna, Jacques Regnard, Emmanuel Gempp, Pierre Louge, François Xavier Brocq, Bruno Schmid, Anne-Virginie Desruelle, Valentin Crunel, Adrien Maurin, Romain Chopard, David Hunter MacIver
BACKGROUND: Immersion pulmonary edema is potentially a catastrophic condition; however, the pathophysiological mechanisms are ill-defined. This study assessed the individual and combined effects of exertion and negative pressure breathing on the cardiovascular system during the development of pulmonary edema in SCUBA divers. METHODS: Sixteen male professional SCUBA divers performed four SCUBA dives in a freshwater pool at 1 m depth while breathing air at either a positive or negative pressure both at rest or with exercise...
January 3, 2018: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274314/an-analysis-of-left-ventricular-re-training-in-patients-with-dextro-and-levo-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
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Richard D Mainwaring, William L Patrick, Ali N Ibrahimiye, Naruhito Watanabe, George K Lui, Frank L Hanley
BACKGROUND: Patients with D-TGA who underwent a previous atrial switch and for some patients with L-TGA (ie no ventricular septal defect or outflow tract obstruction), the left ventricle (LV) may require re-training prior to late arterial switch. The purpose of this study was to analyse the results of LV re-training for these two entities. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of 51 patients enrolled in an LV re-training program. There were 25 patients with D-TGA and 26 with L-TGA...
December 20, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210771/effect-of-inhaled-nitric-oxide-on-hemodynamics-in-lambs-with-1%C3%A2-ventricle-circulation
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Hitoshi Kanamitsu, Yasuhiro Fujii, Luca Centola, Katsushi Kinouchi, Liqun Zhu, Robert K Riemer, Olaf Reinhartz
Inhaled nitric oxide (NO) is widely used to treat postoperative pulmonary hypertension in congenital heart disease. It is believed that NO increases cardiac output (CO) by decreasing pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR), leading to increased left ventricular preload. However, the effect of NO on CO in patients with 1½ ventricle circulation remains unclear. To evaluate this, a superior cavopulmonary (SCP) shunt was constructed in 10 juvenile sheep. A PTFE graft was inserted between the superior vena cava (SVC) and the main pulmonary artery (PA)...
November 27, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202543/-experts-consensus-on-the-management-of-the-right-heart-function-in-critically-ill-patients
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X T Wang, D W Liu, H M Zhang, Y Long, X D Guan, H B Qiu, K J Yu, J Yan, H Zhao, Y Q Tang, X Ding, X C Ma, W Du, Y Kang, B Tang, Y H Ai, H W He, D C Chen, H Chen, W Z Chai, X Zhou, N Cui, H Wang, X Rui, Z J Hu, J G Li, Y Xu, Y Yang, B Ouyan, H Y Lin, Y M Li, X Y Wan, R L Yang, Y Z Qin, Y G Chao, Z Y Xie, R H Sun, Z Y He, D F Wang, Q Q Huang, D P Jiang, X Y Cao, R G Yu, X Wang, X K Chen, J F Wu, L N Zhang, M G Yin, L X Liu, S W Li, Z J Chen, Z Luo
To establish the experts consensus on the right heart function management in critically ill patients. The panel of consensus was composed of 30 experts in critical care medicine who are all members of Critical Hemodynamic Therapy Collaboration Group (CHTC Group). Each statement was assessed based on the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation) principle. Then the Delphi method was adopted by 52 experts to reassess all the statements. (1) Right heart function is prone to be affected in critically illness, which will result in a auto-exaggerated vicious cycle...
December 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145451/stromal-interaction-molecule-1-haploinsufficiency-causes-maladaptive-response-to-pressure-overload
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Takayoshi Ohba, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Manabu Murakami, Kenji Iino, Takeshi Adachi, Yoshihiro Baba, Tomohiro Kurosaki, Kyoichi Ono, Hiroshi Ito
Stromal interaction molecule 1 (STIM1), an endo/sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ sensor, has been shown to control a Ca2+-dependent signal that promotes cardiac hypertrophy. However, whether STIM1 has adaptive role that helps to protect against cardiac overload stress remains unknown. We hypothesized that STIM1 deficiency causes a maladaptive response to pressure overload stress. We investigated STIM1 heterozygous KO (STIM1+/-) mice hearts, in which STIM1 protein levels decreased to 27% of wild-type (WT) with no compensatory increase in STIM2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139031/in-vivo-analysis-of-the-anti-atrial-fibrillatory-proarrhythmic-and-cardiodepressive-profiles-of-dronedarone-as-a-guide-for-safety-pharmacological-evaluation-of-antiarrhythmic-drugs
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Yoshiyuki Motokawa, Yuji Nakamura, Mihoko Hagiwara-Nagasawa, Ai Goto, Koki Chiba, Nur Jaharat Lubna, Hiroko Izumi-Nakaseko, Kentaro Ando, Atsuhiko T Naito, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Atsushi Sugiyama
Anti-atrial fibrillatory, proarrhythmic and cardiodepressive profiles of dronedarone were analyzed using the halothane-anesthetized beagle dogs (n = 4) to create a standard protocol for clarifying both efficacy and adverse effects of anti-atrial fibrillatory drugs. Intravenous administration of dronedarone hydrochloride in doses of 0.3 and 3 mg/kg over 30 s attained the peak plasma concentrations of 61 and 1248 ng/mL, respectively, reflecting sub- to supra-therapeutic ones. The low dose decreased the left ventricular contraction and mean blood pressure, which were enhanced at the high dose...
November 14, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119005/differences-in-left-ventricular-functional-adaptation-to-arterial-stiffness-and-neurohormonal-activation-in-patients-with-hypertension-a-study-with-two-dimensional-layer-specific-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Darae Kim, Chi Young Shim, Geu-Ru Hong, Sungha Park, InJeong Cho, Hyuk-Jae Chang, Jong-Won Ha, Namsik Chung
Background: Arterial stiffness increases pressure load to the left ventricle (LV), leading to LV hypertrophy and subendocardial ischemia. Neurohormones stimulate myocardial fibrosis and LV dysfunction. We aimed to explore the associations of arterial stiffness and plasma aldosterone with multi-directional, layer-specific LV, and left atrial (LA) mechanical function in hypertensive patients. Methods: Layer-specific LV global longitudinal strain (GLS-trans, GLS-endo, GLS-epi), global circumferential strain (GCS-trans, GCS-endo, GCS-epi), LV torsional parameters, and LA global longitudinal strain (LA GLS) were analyzed by two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography in 195 hypertensive patients (110 men, mean age 55 years)...
2017: Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098525/prognostic-value-of-real-time-three-dimensional-echocardiography-compared-to-two-dimensional-echocardiography-in-patients-with-systolic-heart-failure
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Frederico J N Mancuso, Valdir A Moises, Dirceu R Almeida, Dalva Poyares, Luciana J Storti, Flavio S Brito, Sergio Tufik, Angelo A V de Paola, Antonio C C Carvalho, Orlando Campos
Heart failure (HF) is associated with morbidity and mortality. Real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE) may offer additional prognostic data in patients with HF. The study aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE). This is a prospective study that included 89 patients with HF and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < 0.50 who were followed for 48 months. Left atrium and ventricular volumes and functions were evaluated by RT3DE. TDI and two-dimensional echocardiography parameters were also obtained...
November 2, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098508/pharmacological-heart-rate-lowering-in-patients-with-a-preserved-ejection-fraction-review-of-a-failing-concept
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Markus Meyer, Mehdi Rambod, Martin LeWinter
Epidemiological studies have demonstrated that high resting heart rates are associated with increased mortality. Clinical studies in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction have shown that heart rate lowering with beta-blockers and ivabradine improves survival. It is therefore often assumed that heart rate lowering is beneficial in other patients as well. Here, we critically appraise the effects of pharmacological heart rate lowering in patients with both normal and reduced ejection fraction with an emphasis on the effects of pharmacological heart rate lowering in hypertension and heart failure...
November 3, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092113/progression-of-tricuspid-regurgitation-after-mitral-valve-replacement-for-rheumatic-heart-disease
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Ho H Q Tri, Pham N Vinh
BACKGROUND: Progression of tricuspid regurgitation (TR) may occur after mitral valve replacement (MVR). The study aim was to define the independent predictors for new severe TR after MVR to treat rheumatic heart disease. METHODS: A total of 413 patients (177 men, 236 women; mean age 40.9 ± 9.2 years) with rheumatic heart disease undergoing MVR without concomitant tricuspid valve repair at the authors' institute between 1995 and 2005, who did not have preoperative severe TR, were followed for at least one year postoperatively...
May 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090353/rapid-improvement-of-pulmonary-functions-in-children-after-transcatheter-closure-of-an-atrial-septal-defect
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Serkan F Çelik, Cemşit Karakurt, Nurdan Yıldırım Acar, Elif Çelik
There are very few studies in the literature on respiratory system functions and complications of children with an atrial septal defect (ASD). The aim of this study is to investigate the pulmonary functions and pulmonary complications before and after transcatheter closure in children with an ASD. In this study, pulmonary function test parameters of 30 ASD patients between 5 and 18 years of age who were eligible to be treated by transcatheter ASD closure were compared with 30 healthy children. The patients undergoing transcatheter ASD closure received pulmonary function tests (PFT) at baseline (1 day before ASD closure), and 3 months after the procedure...
October 31, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076284/right-ventricular-speckle-tracking-assessment-for-differentiation-of-pressure-versus-volume-overloaded-right-ventricle
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Anna Werther Evaldsson, Annika Ingvarsson, Johan Waktare, Gustav J Smith, Ulf Thilén, Martin Stagmo, Anders Roijer, Goran Rådegran, Carl Meurling
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction may be caused by either pressure or volume overload. RV function is conventionally assessed with echocardiography using tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE), RV fractional area change (RVFAC), tricuspid lateral annular systolic velocity (S') and RV index of myocardial performance (RIMP). The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether RV global longitudinal strain (RVGLS) and RV-free wall strain (RV-free) could add additional information to differentiate these two causes of RV overload...
October 26, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072062/morpho-functional-cardiovascular-adaptation-in-hypertensive-patients-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiographic-study
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Ines P Monte, Chiara DI Benedetto, Filippo A Atanasio, Valentina Losi, Salvatore Licciardi, Corrado Tamburino
BACKGROUND: Twenty-four-hour Blood Pressure (BP) variability is an important predictor of organ damage and cardiovascular events. Although epidemiological data are widely based on evaluation of office (Clinic) BP, 24-hour Ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM) accurately assess the severity of hypertension to predict cardiovascular events in hypertensive patients, because it more accurately reflects BP load on heart and blood vessels. Conventional transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), such as M-mode and two-dimensional (2D), and more advanced techniques, such as tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) and speckle tracking echocardiography (STE), are used to identify pathological changes of the hypertensive heart disease...
October 25, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056259/relationship-between-left-ventricle-position-and-haemodynamic-parameters-during-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-a-pig-model
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Yong Hun Jung, Kyung Woon Jeung, Dong Hun Lee, Young Won Jeong, Sung Min Lee, Byung Kook Lee, In Seok Jeong, Sang-Kwon Lee, Jihye Choi
BACKGROUND: From the viewpoint of cardiac pump theory, the area of the left ventricle (LV) subjected to compression increases as the LV lies closer to the sternum, possibly resulting in higher blood flow in patients with LV closer to the sternum. However, no study has evaluated LV position during cardiac arrest or its relationship with haemodynamic parameters during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The objectives of this study were to determine whether the position of the LV relative to the anterior-posterior axis representing the direction of chest compression shifts during cardiac arrest and to examine the relationship between LV position and haemodynamic parameters during CPR...
September 24, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018164/termination-of-vernakalant-resistant-atrial-fibrillation-by-inhibition-of-small-conductance-ca2-activated-k-channels-in-pigs
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Jonas Goldin Diness, Lasse Skibsbye, Rafel Simó-Vicens, Joana Larupa Santos, Pia Lundegaard, Carlotta Citerni, Daniel Rafael Peter Sauter, Sofia Hammami Bomholtz, Jesper Hastrup Svendsen, Søren-Peter Olesen, Ulrik S Sørensen, Thomas Jespersen, Morten Grunnet, Bo Hjorth Bentzen
BACKGROUND: Evidence has emerged that small-conductance Ca2+-activated K+ (SK) channels constitute a new target for treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). SK channels are predominantly expressed in the atria as compared with the ventricles. Various marketed antiarrhythmic drugs are limited by ventricular adverse effects and efficacy loss as AF progresses. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 43 pigs were used for the studies. AF reversion in conscious long-term tachypaced pigs: Pigs were subjected to atrial tachypacing (7 Hz) until they developed sustained AF that could not be reverted by vernakalant 4 mg/kg (18...
October 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
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