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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638961/evaluation-of-systolic-and-diastolic-properties-of-hypertensive-heart-failure-using-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-with-high-volume-rates
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Shingo Minatoguchi, Masanori Kawasaki, Ryuhei Tanaka, Takashi Yoshizane, Koji Ono, Maki Saeki, Maki Nagaya, Hidemaro Sato, Kazuhiko Nishigaki, Toshiyuki Noda, Michael R Zile, Shinya Minatoguchi
Left ventricular (LV) properties in hypertension (HTN) could be deteriorated by pressure overload, especially in endocardium, resulting in hypertensive heart failure (HHF). We sought to noninvasively examine LV systolic and diastolic functions at three myocardial layers in HTN and elucidate features of HHF by speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) with high volume rates. We examined normotensive controls (n = 54), HTN patients without LV hypertrophy (LVH) (n = 50), and HTN patients with LVH (n = 40) and HHF patients (n = 45)...
June 21, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625889/massive-attack-of-honeybee-on-macaws-ara-ararauna-and-ara-chloropterus-in-brazil-a-case-report
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Elisane Lenita Milbradt, Tarcísio Macedo Silva, Alessandre Hataka, Carlos Roberto Teixeira, Adriano Sakai Okamoto, Raphael Lucio Andreatti Filho
Three adult birds of the species Ara chloropterus and five of the species Ara ararauna from a conservation breeding facility suffered a massive attack by honeybees. The A. chloropterus birds presented swollen puncture lesions with stingers (mainly in the facial regions without feathers), swelling of the eyelids and subcutaneous tissue, and respiratory distress, and they were treated with intramuscular injections of 1.67 mg/kg of promethazine and 10 mg/kg of hydrocortisone followed by removal of the stingers...
June 15, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625244/-establishment-of-porcine-model-of-prolonged-cardiac-arrest-and-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-electrically-induced-by-ventricular-fibrillation
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Cai Wen, Heng Li, Xiaozhu Zhai, Youde Ding, Huatao Zhou, Zhiming Ouyang, Zhengfei Yang, Longyuan Jiang, Wanchun Tang, Tao Yu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the optimal injury time point of cardiac arrest (CA) induced electrically, and establish a reproducible prolonged CA and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) model in pigs. METHODS: Forty healthy domestic male pigs were randomly divided into four groups, which were ventricular fibrillation (VF) 8, 10, 11, and 12 minutes groups, each group for 10 animals. In these groups, VF was induced by alternating current delivered to right ventricular endocardium and untreated for 8, 10, 11, and 12 minutes, respectively, followed by 6 minutes of CPR procedure...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618336/left-ventricle-hermite-based-segmentation
#4
Jimena Olveres, Rodrigo Nava, Boris Escalante-Ramírez, Enrique Vallejo, Jan Kybic
In recent years, computed tomography (CT) has become a standard technique in cardiac imaging because it provides detailed information that may facilitate the diagnosis of the conditions that interfere with correct heart function. However, CT-based cardiac diagnosis requires manual segmentation of heart cavities, which is a difficult and time-consuming task. Thus, in this paper, we propose a novel technique to segment endocardium and epicardium boundaries based on a 2D approach. The proposal computes relevant information of the left ventricle and its adjacent structures using the Hermite transform...
May 31, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616544/dental-care-before-cardiac-valve-surgery-is-it-important-to-prevent-infective-endocarditis
#5
Alessandra Figueiredo de Souza, Amanda Leal Rocha, Wagner Henriques Castro, Fernanda Morais Ferreira, Claudio Léo Gelape, Denise Vieira Travassos, Tarcília Aparecida da Silva
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis (IE) is a serious disease that affects the surface of the endocardium. The spread of microorganisms from the oral cavity has been associated with the occurrence of IE. OBJECTIVE: To analyze whether dental treatment before cardiac valve surgery (CVS) influenced the occurrence of IE. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of the medical and dental histories of patients undergoing CVS from 2004 to 2014...
September 2016: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614263/misdiagnosed-anomalous-left-coronary-artery-from-the-pulmonary-artery-as-endocardial-fibroelastosis-in-infancy-a-case-series
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Fan Ma, Kaiyu Zhou, Xiaoqing Shi, Xiaoqing Wang, Yi Zhang, Yifei Li, Yimin Hua, Chuan Wang
INTRODUCTION: Anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare but severe congenital cardiac malformation. The prognosis mainly depends on the early and accurate diagnosis and treatment. However, without a typical and specific clinical manifestation in early stage, ALCAPA has a higher rate of false initial diagnosis. DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURE: Three infants with impaired left ventricle (LV) function, LV enlargement, mitral valve regurgitation (MR), and LV endocardium thickness were initially diagnosed as endocardial fibroelastosis (EFE)...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605166/crista-supraventricularis-purkinje-network-and-its-relation-to-intraseptal-purkinje-network
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Marcos De Almeida, Mayssa Araujo, Mathias Duque, Virginia Vilhena
Using transparent specimens with a dual color injection, microscopy and computer tomography, this report shows that the right and left ventricular subendocardial Purkinje networks are connected by an extensive septal network in the bovine heart. The septal network is present along the entire septum except at a free zone below ventricular valves. Being the only communication of the basal right septum with the right free wall, the supraventricular crest is an enigmatic but not, by any means, hidden muscular structure...
June 12, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598580/neuroanatomy-of-the-pig-cardiac-ventricles-a-stereomicroscopic-confocal-and-electron-microscope-study
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Neringa Pauziene, Kristina Rysevaite-Kyguoliene, Paulius Alaburda, Audrys G Pauza, Monika Skukauskaite, Aiste Masaityte, Goda Laucaityte, Inga Saburkina, Hermanas Inokaitis, Jurgita Plisiene, Dainius H Pauza
Although the pig is a model for heart disease, the neuroanatomy of cardiac ventricles (CV) in this species remains undetailed. We aimed to define the innervation pattern of pig CV, combining histochemistry for acetylcholinesterase, immunofluorescent labeling and electron microscopy. Forty nine examined pig hearts show that the major nerves supplying the ventral side of CV descend from the venous part of the heart hilum. Fewer in number and smaller in size, epicardial nerves supply the dorsal half of the CV...
June 9, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598091/-layer-specific-analysis-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#9
He Huang, Xiao-Qin Liu, Bao-Tao Huang, Hong-Mei Yao, Xiao-Ling Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate left ventricular wall function after ST segment elevation myocardial infarction(STEMI) by layer-specific analysis and determine if the layer-specific parameters can predict left ventricular remodeling(LVR). METHODS: Thirty nine patients with first STEMI who had successful primary percutaneous coronary intervention(P-PCI) were studied, while 30 healthy individuals were included as normal control. Echocardiographic examinations were performed in STEMI patients within 48 h after P-PCI (before follow-up) and 6 months later (follow-up)...
September 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595852/three-dimensional-model-based-segmentation-in-echocardiography-using-high-temporal-tissue-and-blood-flow-information
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Inge H Gerrits, Maartje M Nillesen, Livia Kapusta, Johan M Thijssen, Chris L de Korte
Accurate 3-D surface segmentation is a challenging task in echocardiography because of the relatively low image quality. We introduce a new method for 3-D segmentation of the endocardium involving temporal decorrelation of echo signals originating from tissue and blood using radiofrequency (RF) signals acquired in 3-D Doppler mode. Temporal features were extracted in 3-D Doppler mode, where a sequence of RF lines is recorded for each image line. Each set of RF lines is highly correlated because of the high pulse repetition frequency...
June 5, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567146/virulence-factors-associated-with-enterococcus-faecalis-infective-endocarditis-a-mini-review
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REVIEW
Kristian T Madsen, Marianne N Skov, Sabine Gill, Michael Kemp
INTRODUCTION: The enterococci are accountable for up to 20% of all cases of infective endocarditis, with Enterococcus faecalis being the primary causative isolate. Infective endocarditis is a life-threatening infection of the endocardium that results in the formation of vegetations. Based on a literature review, this paper provides an overview of the virulence factors associated with E. faecalis infective endocarditis. Furthermore, it reports the effects of active or passive immunization against some of these involved factors...
2017: Open Microbiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560243/semiautomated-biventricular-segmentation-in-three-dimensional-echocardiography-by-coupled-deformable-surfaces
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Jørn Bersvendsen, Fredrik Orderud, Øyvind Lie, Richard John Massey, Kristian Fosså, Raúl San José Estépar, Stig Urheim, Eigil Samset
With the advancement of three-dimensional (3-D) real-time echocardiography in recent years, automatic creation of patient specific geometric models is becoming feasible and important in clinical decision making. However, the vast majority of echocardiographic segmentation methods presented in the literature focus on the left ventricle (LV) endocardial border, leaving segmentation of the right ventricle (RV) a largely unexplored problem, despite the increasing recognition of the RV's role in cardiovascular disease...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558750/approach-selection-of-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-for-ventricular-arrhythmias-originating-from-the-left-ventricular-summit-potential-relevance-of-pseudo-delta-wave-intrinsicoid-deflection-time-maximal-deflection-index
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Cheng Zheng, Jin Li, Jia Li, De-Pu Zhou, Xiao-Wei Li, Shu-Jie Wu, Jia-Feng Lin
BACKGROUND: Ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) originating from the left ventricular summit is a challenge for radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA). The present study aimed to investigate the appropriate RFCA strategy for VAs originating from the left ventricular summit. METHODS: Forty-five consecutive patients with VAs arising from the left ventricular summit were successfully ablated at our cardiac electrophysiology center and reviewed in the study. RESULTS: Thirty-two cases of VAs were eliminated in the left ventricular endocardium by retrograde transaortic (n = 22, 22/45, 48...
May 30, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554515/catheter-ablation-of-epicardial-ventricular-tachycardia-from-the-coronary-venous-system-is-endocardial-mapping-always-required
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Stéphane Boulé, Gauthier Garret, Zouheir Souissi, Didier Klug
Endocardial mapping is typically considered as the first step of VT ablation procedures. Nevertheless, when the electrocardiogram is highly suggestive of an epicardial VT, a minimally invasive procedure performed exclusively via the coronary sinus might be considered. This straightforward approach avoids all potential complications associated with access to the left ventricular endocardium, the aortic root, and the pericardial space.
May 18, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543854/endocardial-fibroelastosis-is-secondary-to-hemodynamic-alterations-in-the-chick-embryonic-model-of-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
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Zivorad Pesevski, Alena Kvasilova, Tereza Stopkova, Ondrej Nanka, Eliska Drobna Krejci, Christine Buffinton, Radka Kockova, Adam Eckhardt, David Sedmera
BACKGROUND: Endocardial fibroelastosis (EFE) is a diffuse thickening of the ventricular endocardium, causing myocardial dysfunction and presenting as unexplained heart failure in infants and children. One of the postulated causes is persistent and increased wall tension in the ventricles. RESULTS: To examine whether reduced ventricular pressure in a chick model of hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) induced by left atrial ligation (LAL) at embryonic day (ED) 4 is associated with EFE at later stages, myocardial fibrosis was evaluated by histology and immunoconfocal microscopy and mass spectrometry (MS) at ED12...
May 20, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536891/myocardial-voltage-ratio-in-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-dysplasia-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Andreas Müssigbrodt, Livio Bertagnolli, Elena Efimova, Jedrzej Kosiuk, Borislav Dinov, Kerstin Bode, Simon Kircher, Nikolaos Dagres, Michael Döring, Sergio Richter, Philipp Sommer, Daniela Husser, Andreas Bollmann, Gerhard Hindricks, Arash Arya
AIMS: This study aimed to analyze the influence of scar distribution between the endocardium and the epicardium in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C). METHODS: Electroanatomical mapping data were derived from our ARVD/C registry. Myocardial voltage distribution between the endocardium and the epicardium was analyzed in 28 patients (18 men, 49.9 ± 13.0 years) with previous ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation and complete right ventricular maps...
May 23, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527317/fully-automatic-segmentation-of-left-ventricular-anatomy-in-3-d-lge-mri
#17
Tanja Kurzendorfer, Christoph Forman, Michaela Schmidt, Christoph Tillmanns, Andreas Maier, Alexander Brost
The current challenge for electrophysiology procedures, targeting the left ventricle, is the localization and qualification of myocardial scar. Late gadolinium enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (LGE-MRI) is the current gold standard to visualize regions of myocardial infarction. Commonly, a stack of 2-D images is acquired of the left ventricle in short-axis orientation. Recently, 3-D LGE-MRI methods were proposed that continuously cover the whole heart with a high resolution within a single acquisition. The acquisition promises an accurate quantification of the myocardium to the extent of myocardial scarring...
May 8, 2017: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515855/speckle-tracking-echocardiography-to-assess-regional-ventricular-function-in-patients-with-apical-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#18
María Cristina Saccheri, Tomás Francisco Cianciulli, Luis Alberto Morita, Ricardo José Méndez, Martín Alejandro Beck, Juan Enrique Guerra, Alberto Cozzarin, Luciana Jimena Puente, Lorena Romina Balletti, Jorge Alberto Lax
AIM: To explore regional systolic strain of midwall and endocardial segments using speckle tracking echocardiography in patients with apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). METHODS: We prospectively assessed 20 patients (mean age 53 ± 16 years, range: 18-81 years, 10 were male), with apical HCM. We measured global longitudinal peak systolic strain (GLPSS) in the midwall and endocardium of the left ventricle. RESULTS: The diastolic thickness of the 4 apical segments was 16...
April 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511859/reference-ranges-and-regional-patterns-of-left-ventricular-strain-and-strain-rate-using-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-in-a-healthy-middle-aged-black-and-white-population-the-cardia-study
#19
Henrique T Moreira, Chike C Nwabuo, Anderson C Armstrong, Satoru Kishi, Ola Gjesdal, Jared P Reis, Pamela J Schreiner, Kiang Liu, Cora E Lewis, Stephen Sidney, Samuel S Gidding, João A C Lima, Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh
BACKGROUND: Strain and strain rate are sensitive markers of left ventricular (LV) myocardial function. The aim of this study was to assess reference ranges and regional patterns of LV strain and strain rate using two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography in a large population of black and white subjects. METHODS: This study involved a retrospective review of prospectively collected images in 557 participants in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study who remained healthy at the year 25 examination...
May 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507986/more-than-just-a-simple-cardiac-envelope-cellular-contributions-of-the-epicardium
#20
REVIEW
Angel Dueñas, Amelia E Aranega, Diego Franco
The adult pumping heart is formed by distinct tissue layers. From inside to outside, the heart is composed by an internal endothelial layer, dubbed the endocardium, a thick myocardial component which supports the pumping capacity of the heart and exteriorly covered by a thin mesothelial layer named the epicardium. Cardiac insults such as coronary artery obstruction lead to ischemia and thus to an irreversible damage of the myocardial layer, provoking in many cases heart failure and death. Thus, searching for new pathways to regenerate the myocardium is an urgent biomedical need...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
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