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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777281/right-ventricular-systolic-function-parameters-in-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
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S Javed Zaidi, Jamie Penk, Vivian W Cui, Supaluck Kanjanauthai, David A Roberson
Assessment of the systolic function of the right ventricle (RV) in patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is important. The asymmetric shape and heavy trabeculations make accurate assessment of RV systolic function challenging. Novel measures of RV function could be helpful in distinguishing reduced versus preserved function in HLHS and may also be worse in HLHS with preserved function compared to normal controls. These novel methods offer promise, but research and clinical applicability is hindered as no cut-off values for normal function have been established...
May 18, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772401/evaluation-ofserum-free-carnitine-acylcarnitine-levels-and-left-ventricular-systolic-functions-in-children-with-idiopathic-epilepsy-receiving-valproic-acid
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Ilknur Kulhas Celik, Haydar Ali Tasdemir, Hülya Ince, Halil Celik, Metin Sungur
OBJECTIVES: In the study, the effect of valproic acid on serum free/acylcarnitine levels and left ventricular systolic function in pediatric patients with idiopathic epilepsy receiving valproic acid was investigated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients receiving valproic acid treatment for six months between January 2012 and December 2012 were evaluated. Blood samples were obtained from the participants twice (pretreatment and the sixth month of treatment) and serum-free and acylcarnitine levels (from C2 to C18:1-OH) were measured using tandem mass spectrometry...
May 14, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771155/cardiac-events-within-one-year-after-a-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-the-predictive-value-of-troponin-elevation-after-aneurysm-occlusion
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Annemarie Akkermans, Linda M Peelen, Judith A van Waes, Gabriël J Rinkel, Wilton A van Klei
Background Patients who survive after an aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (ASAH) have an increased incidence of cardiovascular events compared with the general population. We assessed whether troponin elevation after aneurysm occlusion, as marker of myocardial injury, can predict long-term cardiac events. Methods We analysed a prospectively collected cohort of 159 patients with ASAH and early aneurysm occlusion, in whom routine post-intervention troponin I (TnI) measurements were performed. With competing risk regression modelling we estimated the association between TnI elevation after aneurysm occlusion and major adverse cardiac events within one year...
January 1, 2018: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766285/impact-of-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-on-myocardial-injury-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#4
Thomas Stiermaier, Janine Pöss, Charlotte Eitel, Suzanne de Waha, Georg Fuernau, Steffen Desch, Holger Thiele, Ingo Eitel
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) has been suggested as a determinant of outcome in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, available data are inconclusive and the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of LVH on myocardial injury and clinical outcome in a large multicenter STEMI population. METHODS: Cardiovascular magnetic resonance was performed in 795 patients within 10 days after STEMI to assess left ventricular (LV) mass and parameters of myocardial injury...
May 16, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763366/right-ventricle-performances-with-echocardiography-and-99m-tc-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-patients
#5
Jie Liu, Lei Fei, Guang-Qing Huang, Xiao-Ke Shang, Mei Liu, Zhi-Jun Pei, Yong-Xue Zhang
Right heart catheterization is commonly used to measure right ventricle hemodynamic parameters and is the gold standard for pulmonary arterial hypertension diagnosis; however, it is not suitable for patients' long-term follow-up. Non-invasive echocardiography and nuclear medicine have been applied to measure right ventricle anatomy and function, but the guidelines for the usefulness of clinical parameters remain to be established. The goal of this study is to identify reliable clinical parameters of right ventricle function in pulmonary arterial hypertension patients and analyze the relationship of these clinical parameters with the disease severity of pulmonary arterial hypertension...
May 2018: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759495/in-vitro-validation-of-the-lesion-size-index-to-predict-lesion-width-and-depth-after-irrigated-radiofrequency-ablation-in-a-porcine-model
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Vittorio Calzolari, Luca De Mattia, Stefano Indiani, Martino Crosato, Alberto Furlanetto, Claudia Licciardello, Paolo Antonio Maria Squasi, Zoran Olivari
OBJECTIVES: In an in vitro model, the authors tested the hypotheses that: 1) lesion dimensions correlate with lesion size index (LSI); and 2) LSI could predict lesion dimensions better than power, contact force (CF), and force-time integral (FTI). BACKGROUND: When performing radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation for cardiac arrhythmias, reliable predictors of lesion quality are lacking. The LSI is a multiparametric index incorporating time, power, CF, and impedance recorded during ablation...
October 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759092/cardiac-function-in-children-with-premature-ventricular-contractions-the-effect-of-omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-supplementation
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Taliha Oner, Rahmi Ozdemir, Onder Doksöz, Dildar B Genc, Baris Guven, Savas Demirpence, Murat M Yilmazer, Yilmaz Yozgat, Timur Mese, Vedide Tavli
BACKGROUND: Premature ventricular contractions are accepted as benign in structurally normal hearts. However, reversible cardiomyopathy can sometimes develop. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids have anti-arrhythmic properties in animals and humans.AimWe evaluated left ventricular function in children with premature ventricular contractions with normal cardiac anatomy and assessed the impact of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on left ventricular function in a prospective trial. METHODS: A total of 25 patients with premature ventricular contraction, with more than 2% premature ventricular contractions on 24-hour Holter electrocardiography, and 30 healthy patients were included into study...
May 15, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756358/echocardiographic-parameters-to-identify-sickle-cell-patients-with-cardio-pathology
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Simbo Chiadika, Mary Lim-Fung, Fiorella Llanos-Chea, Astrid Serauto Canache, Wei Yang, Christina Paruthi, Xu Zhang, David D McPherson, Modupe Idowu
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease (SCD) affects millions of people and causes chronic hemolytic anemia leading to vasculopathies such as pulmonary hypertension and abnormalities in cardiac function that increase complications and mortality. It is therefore crucial to identify cardiac abnormalities in SCD. We aimed to assess the prevalence of echocardiographic parameters in SCD to help identify cardiopulmonary risk. METHODS: Ninety-one patients (53% male), median age of 30, body surface area (BSA) of 1...
May 14, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755623/main-considerations-of-cardiogenic-shock-and-its-predictors-systematic-review
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Maria Christiane Valeria Braga Braile-Sternieri, Eliana Migliorini Mustafa, Victor Rodrigues Ribeiro Ferreira, Sofia Braile Sabino, Giovanni Braile Sternieri, Lucia Angelica Buffulin de Faria, Bethina Canaroli Sbardellini, Cibele Olegario Vianna Queiroz, Domingo Marcolino Braile, Idiberto Jose Zotarelli Filho
The mortality rate of post-infarction cardiogenic shock (CS) was 80.0-90.0%. Recent studies show a significant reduction of hospital mortality to approximately 50.0%. CS is defined as systemic tissue hypoperfusion resulting from systolic and/or diastolic heart dysfunction, the main cause of which is acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The main predictors are biological markers such as troponin, CKMB and lactate. A systematic literature review and meta-analysis is performed in order to present and correlate the main literary findings on CS and its evolution with possible changes in biomarkers such as troponin, lactate and CKMB...
April 2018: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754907/measures-of-left-atrial-function-predict-incident-atrial-fibrillation-in-stemi-patients-treated-with-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Daniel Modin, Flemming Javier Olsen, Sune Pedersen, Jan Skov Jensen, Tor Biering-Sørensen
RATIONALE: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia following acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Maximal left atrial (LA) volume is the only echocardiographic atrial parameter employed clinically to assess risk of AF development. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to determine the prognostic value of left atrial functional measures such as left atrial emptying fraction (LAEF) and left atrial expansion index (LAi) in predicting incident AF in the post-STEMI setting...
July 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753765/maximization-of-the-usage-of-coronary-cta-derived-plaque-information-using-a-machine-learning-based-algorithm-to-improve-risk-stratification-insights-from-the-confirm-registry
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Alexander R van Rosendael, Gabriel Maliakal, Kranthi K Kolli, Ashley Beecy, Subhi J Al'Aref, Aeshita Dwivedi, Gurpreet Singh, Mohit Panday, Amit Kumar, Xiaoyue Ma, Stephan Achenbach, Mouaz H Al-Mallah, Daniele Andreini, Jeroen J Bax, Daniel S Berman, Matthew J Budoff, Filippo Cademartiri, Tracy Q Callister, Hyuk-Jae Chang, Kavitha Chinnaiyan, Benjamin J W Chow, Ricardo C Cury, Augustin DeLago, Gudrun Feuchtner, Martin Hadamitzky, Joerg Hausleiter, Philipp A Kaufmann, Yong-Jin Kim, Jonathon A Leipsic, Erica Maffei, Hugo Marques, Gianluca Pontone, Gilbert L Raff, Ronen Rubinshtein, Leslee J Shaw, Todd C Villines, Heidi Gransar, Yao Lu, Erica C Jones, Jessica M Peña, Fay Y Lin, James K Min
INTRODUCTION: Machine learning (ML) is a field in computer science that demonstrated to effectively integrate clinical and imaging data for the creation of prognostic scores. The current study investigated whether a ML score, incorporating only the 16 segment coronary tree information derived from coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA), provides enhanced risk stratification compared with current CCTA based risk scores. METHODS: From the multi-center CONFIRM registry, patients were included with complete CCTA risk score information and ≥3 year follow-up for myocardial infarction and death (primary endpoint)...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752392/independent-prognostic-value-of-stroke-volume-index-in-patients-with-immunoglobulin-light-chain-amyloidosis
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BACKGROUND: Heart involvement is the most important prognostic determinant in AL amyloidosis patients. Echocardiography is a cornerstone for the diagnosis and provides important prognostic information. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 754 patients with AL amyloidosis who underwent echocardiographic assessment at the Mayo Clinic, including a Doppler-derived measurement of stroke volume (SV) within 30 days of their diagnosis to explore the prognostic role of echocardiographic variables in the context of a well-established soluble cardiac biomarker staging system...
May 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746007/preterm-growth-restriction-and-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-the-vascular-hypothesis-and-related-physiology
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Arvind Sehgal, Stella M Gwini, Samuel Menahem, Beth J Allison, Suzanne L Miller, Graeme R Polglase
KEY POINTS: Approximately 5-10% pregnancies are affected by fetal growth restriction. Preterm infants affected by fetal growth restriction have a higher incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. This study is the first to measure pulmonary artery thickness and stiffness. It highlights that impaired vasculogenesis may be a contributory factor in the higher incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm growth restricted infants. The study addresses the mechanistic link between fetal programming and vascular architecture and mechanics...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740835/factors-associated-to-early-intrauterine-fetal-demise-after-laser-for-ttts-by-pre-operative-fetal-heart-and-doppler-ultrasound
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Amélie Delabaere, France Leduc, Quentin Reboul, Florent Fuchs, Sandrine Wavrant, Johanne Dubé, Jean-Claude Fouron, François Audibert
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prognostic value of fetal Doppler and echocardiographic parameters for intra-uterine fetal demise (IUFD) within 24 hours and within one week after laser coagulation in monochorionic pregnancies complicated by twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). METHOD: This retrospective study correlated the preoperative hemodynamic and echocardiography parameters to the outcome in fetuses with TTTS undergoing laser therapy. RESULTS: One hundred and twelve laser coagulations were performed between February 2006 and June 2015...
May 9, 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739354/longitudinal-analysis-of-cardiac-structure-and-function-in-incident-automated-peritoneal-dialysis-comparison-between-icodextrin-solution-and-glucose-based-solution
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Jin-Bor Chen, Ben-Chung Cheng, Wen-Hao Liu, Shang-Chih Liao, Mao-Young Morgan Fu, Sin-Hua Moi, Cheng-Hong Yang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the longitudinal changes in cardiac structure and function in incident-automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) patients. METHODS: We conducted a 2-year prospective, randomized, open-label, parallel-group study to compare the efficacy of icodextrin solution versus glucose-based solution. Echocardiography was performed at baseline, 1 and 2 years. Echocardiographic parameters over 2 years were evaluated for each group, using the Friedman test...
May 8, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737180/copeptin-to-rule-out-myocardial-infarction-in-blacks-versus-caucasians
#16
Neil Beri, Lori B Daniels, Allan Jaffe, Christian Mueller, Inder Anand, W Frank Peacock, Judd E Hollander, Christopher DeFilippi, Donald Schreiber, James McCord, Alexander T Limkakeng, Alan H B Wu, Fred S Apple, Deborah B Diercks, John T Nagurney, Richard M Nowak, Chad M Cannon, Paul Clopton, Sean-Xavier Neath, Robert H Christenson, Christopher Hogan, Gary Vilke, Alan Maisel
BACKGROUND: Copeptin in combination with troponin has been shown to have incremental value for the early rule-out of myocardial infarction, but its performance in Black patients specifically has never been examined. In light of a potential for wider use, data on copeptin in different relevant cohorts are needed. This is the first study to determine whether copeptin is equally effective at ruling out myocardial infarction in Black and Caucasian races. METHODS: This analysis of the CHOPIN trial included 792 Black and 1075 Caucasian patients who presented to the emergency department with chest pain and had troponin-I and copeptin levels drawn...
May 1, 2018: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731826/expression-and-influence-of-pentraxin-3-hbalc-and-apoa1-apob-in-serum-of-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-combined-with-diabetes-mellitus-type-2
#17
Yanxia Zhu, Xiaofang Wang, Weihua Wang, Hongguang Wang, Fenglei Zhang
The present study investigated the clinical significance of changes in levels of hypersensitive plasma pentraxin-3 (PTX3), hemoglobin A1c (HbAlc) and apolipoprotein A-I (ApoA1)/apolipoprotein B (ApoB) on patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and diabetes mellitus type 2 (T2DM). After admission, 100 patients diagnosed with AMI combined with T2DM were selected as Group A. According to the level of fasting blood glucose (FBG), they were then subdivided into Group A1 (n=44) with FBG ≥13.0 mmol/l and Group A2 (n=56) with FBG <13...
May 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731076/application-of-the-revised-cardiac-risk-index-to-the-model-for-end-stage-liver-disease-score-improves-the-prediction-of-cardiac-events-in-patients-undergoing-liver-transplantation
#18
Y-S Park, Y-J Moon, I-G Jun, J-G Song, G-S Hwang
INTRODUCTION: Although the revised cardiac risk index (RCRI) is a useful tool for estimating the risk of postoperative cardiac events, whether it improves the prediction of cardiac events in patients undergoing liver transplantation (LT) has not been sufficiently demonstrated. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 1429 patients who underwent LT. Cardiac events were defined as myocardial infarction, death, or combined events within 30 days after surgery. The RCRI was defined as the number of independent predictors including high-risk surgery, ischemic heart disease, congestive heart failure, cerebrovascular disease, insulin treatment, and creatinine level >2 mg/dL...
May 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730688/the-value-of-global-longitudinal-strain-and-galectin-3-for-predicting-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis
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Lucia Agoston-Coldea, Kunal Bheecarry, Cristian Petra, Lelia Strambu, Camelia Ober, Radu Revnic, Silvia Lupu, Teodora Mocan, Daniela Fodor
AIMS: Left ventricular global longitudinal strain (GLS) was shown to predict outcomes after valve replacement in patients with aortic stenosis (AS). In the current study, we aimed to test the combined use of GLS and a marker of fibrosis - Galectin-3 - for predicting major cardiovascular adverse events (MACEs) in patients with severe AS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective study on 42 patients with severe AS and 42 volunteers. Patient evaluation included biochemistry tests, electrocardiogram, 24-hour Holter monitoring, the 6-minute walk test, and echocardiography...
May 2, 2018: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724386/comorbidities-and-risk-of-mortality-among-hospitalized-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-spain-from-2002-to-2014
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Fernando Pedraza-Serrano, Rodrigo Jiménez-García, Ana López-de-Andrés, Valentín Hernández-Barrera, Jesús Esteban-Hernández, Gema Sánchez-Muñoz, Luis Puente-Maestu, Javier de-Miguel-Díez
BACKGROUND: To describe and compare the comorbid conditions, the in-hospital mortality (IHM) and the length of hospital stay (LOHS) among idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patients and non-IPF-matched patients hospitalized in Spain. We assess the performance of the Charlson Comorbidity Index[CCI] and the Elixhauser Comorbidity Index[ECI] to predict IHM in IPF and we identify the specific predictive factors of IHM in patients suffering IPF. METHODS: We identified patients with IPF hospitalized in years 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014...
May 2018: Respiratory Medicine
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