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Thomas Moller, Harald Lindberg, May Brit Lund, Henrik Holmstrom, Gaute Dohlen, Erik Thaulow
We previously demonstrated an abnormally high right ventricular systolic pressure response to exercise in 50% of adolescents operated on for isolated ventricular septal defect. The present study investigated the prevalence of abnormal right ventricular systolic pressure response in 20 adult (age 30-45 years) patients who underwent surgery for early ventricular septal defect closure and its association with impaired ventricular function, pulmonary function, or exercise capacity. The patients underwent cardiopulmonary tests, including exercise stress echocardiography...
March 6, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
Hilde L Orrem, Per H Nilsson, Søren E Pischke, Guro Grindheim, Peter Garred, Ingebjørg Seljeflot, Trygve Husebye, Pål Aukrust, Arne Yndestad, Geir Ø Andersen, Andreas Barratt-Due, Tom E Mollnes
AIMS: Heart failure (HF) is an impending complication to myocardial infarction. We hypothesized that the degree of complement activation reflects severity of HF following acute myocardial infarction. METHODS AND RESULTS: The LEAF trial (LEvosimendan in Acute heart Failure following myocardial infarction) evaluating 61 patients developing HF within 48 h after percutaneous coronary intervention-treated ST-elevation myocardial infarction herein underwent a post hoc analysis...
February 9, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
Nour R Dayeh, Jean-Claude Tardif, Yanfen Shi, Mégane Tanguay, Jonathan Ledoux, Jocelyn Dupuis
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) associated with left heart diseases is the most prevalent cause of PH. The scarcity of studies exploring the pathophysiology and therapies of group II PH resides in the lack of validated small animal models with non-invasive determination of the presence and severity of PH. Heart failure (HF) was induced in mice by coronary artery ligation. Mice developed PH as evidenced by an elevated right ventricular (RV) systolic pressure and RV hypertrophy. Detailed non-invasive echocardiographic analysis on the left and right ventricles showed impaired left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function...
January 22, 2018: Scientific Reports
Youko Takakuwa, Masayoshi Sarai, Hideki Kawai, Akira Yamada, Kenji Shiino, Kayoko Takada, Yasuomi Nagahara, Meiko Miyagi, Sadako Motoyama, Hiroshi Toyama, Yukio Ozaki
Objectives: The current management of coronary artery disease (CAD) relies on three major therapeutic options, namely medication, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). However, severe CAD that is not indicated for PCI or CABG still bears a poor prognosis due to the lack of effective treatments. In 2006, extracorporeal cardiac shock wave (SW) therapy reported on human for the first time. This treatment resulted in better myocardial perfusion as evaluated by dipyridamole stress thallium scintigraphy, angina symptoms, and exercise tolerance...
2018: Asia Oceania Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Biology
Jia-Jun Zhu, Qian Zhao, Hui-Juan Qu, Xiao-Mei Li, Qing-Jie Chen, Fen Liu, Bang-Dang Chen, Yi-Ning Yang
The aim of the present study was to investigate the predictive value of the plasma matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) level at admission for in-hospital mortality in patients who received emergency percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) following AMI. A single blood sample was collected at admission from 155 consecutive AMI patients who underwent emergent PCI. The plasma levels of MMP-9 value (528.9±191.6 ng/ml) were significantly higher in the patients who died (n=24) than in the survivors (385.4±236.0 ng/ml) during 14 days of hospitalization (P=0...
December 1, 2017: Oncotarget
H Pandit, M N Islam, M A Bari, P Pandit, M S Bari, A S Bhuiyan, R K Talukder, M A Rouf, M S Islam, S S Shakil, M S Islam, H Akhter
Myocardial Infarction is a major cause of death and disability worldwide. The incidence of coronary heart disease is high and second most cause of death after cancer. This prospective study conducted on 100 patients admitted with first attack of acute myocardial infarction in the department of Cardiology in Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, Mymensingh, Bangladesh from July 2012 to June 2013 who were observed 3 to 8 days of hospital stay without doing further echocardiography and evaluated the relationship between echocardiographic wall motion score index (WMSI) assessed within 24 hours of admission and in-hospital outcomes...
October 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
Yukihiro Fukuda, Mitsunori Okamoto, Shunsuke Tomomori, Hiroya Matsumura, Takehito Tokuyama, Yukiko Nakano, Yasuki Kihara
Objective The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is an inflammation marker that can be used to detect atrial inflammatory changes, which may contribute to a reduced left atrial (LA) function and thrombosis. Our study aimed to determine whether or not the association of NLR with the LA appendage (LAA) function in relation to thrombogenesis differs from the association with the LA body function in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) patients. Methods A total of 183 PAF patients were studied. The LA volume index, mitral flow velocity (A), and mitral annular motion velocity (A') were examined using transthoracic echocardiography...
November 20, 2017: Internal Medicine
Tomasz Baron, Christina Christersson, Gustav Hjorthén, Eva-Maria Hedin, Frank A Flachskampf
Aims: To determine changes of global longitudinal strain (GLS) and their predictors in relation to classical echocardiographic parameters of left ventricular (LV) function, over 1 year, in consecutive patients with myocardial infarction (MI) and initially normal or impaired LV ejection fraction (EF). Methods and results: A total of 285 patients with MI prospectively included in the REBUS (RElevance of Biomarkers for future risk of thromb-oembolic events in UnSelected post-myocardial infarction patients) study underwent echocardiography within 72 h from admission and after 1 year...
November 13, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
Solmaz Assa, Hannie Kuipers, Esmee Ettema, Carlo A Gaillard, Wim P Krijnen, Yoran M Hummel, Adriaan A Voors, Joost P van Melle, Ralf Westerhuis, Antoon Willemsen, Riemer H J A Slart, Casper Fm Franssen
Hemodialysis is associated with a fall in myocardial perfusion and may induce regional left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction. The pathophysiology of this entity is incompletely understood and the contribution of ultrafiltration and diffusive dialysis has not been studied. We investigated the effect of isolated ultrafiltration and isovolemic dialysis on myocardial perfusion and LV function. Eight patients (7 male, age 55±18 years) underwent 60 min of isolated ultrafiltration and 60 min of isovolemic dialysis in randomized order...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
Min Liu, Tian Liang, Peiying Zhang, Qing Zhang, Lei Lu, Zhongliang Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore hsCRP and ET-1 expressions in patients with no-reflow phenomenon after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: A total of 136 patients with single coronary artery disease receiving PCI were divided into a reflow group and a no-reflow group to compare the level use of ET-1 alone with combined level of ET-1 and hs-CRP in PCI regarding sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values and accuracy for postoperative no-reflow...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Sérgio Bravo Baptista, Mariana Faustino, Luís Brizida, José Loureiro, João Augusto, João Abecasis, Célia Monteiro, Paulo Leal, Maura Nédio, Pedro Farto E Abreu, Victor Gil, Carlos Morais
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The role of endothelial dysfunction (ED) in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is poorly understood. Peripheral arterial tonometry (PAT) allows non-invasive evaluation of ED, but has never been used for this purpose early after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (P-PCI). Our purpose was to analyze the relation between ED assessed by PAT and both the presence of microvascular obstruction (MVO) and infarct extension in STEMI patients...
October 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
Neelam Aggarwal, Koniparambil P Unnikrishnan, Indranil Biswas, Jayakumar Karunakaran, Puthuvasseri R Suneel
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of intraoperative real time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE) for identification and quantification of transient and persistent regional wall motion abnormalities (RWMAs) in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). DESIGN: A prospective observational study SETTING: Single-center study in an academic tertiary care hospital PARTICIPANTS: A series of 42 patients undergoing elective CABG over a 2-year period were included...
November 2017: Echocardiography
Quirino Ciampi, Clara Carpeggiani, Claudio Michelassi, Bruno Villari, Eugenio Picano
BACKGROUND: The presence of left ventricular contractile reserve (LVCR) during stress echo (SE) may provide favorable response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in heart failure patients. The aim of the study was to perform a meta-analysis of available SE data in this set of patients. METHODS: From a Pubmed and Advance Google Scholar database web based search scan up to December 2016, we initially identified 5906 records. From this initial set, we removed that did not include SE and duplicate studies...
August 16, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Senthil Selvaraj, Luc Djoussé, Frank G Aguilar, Eva E Martinez, Vincenzo B Polsinelli, Marguerite R Irvin, Donna K Arnett, Sanjiv J Shah
BACKGROUND: The optimal level of sodium intake remains controversial. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine whether examination of left ventricular longitudinal strain (LS), circumferential strain, and e' velocity can provide insight into thresholds for the detrimental effects of estimated sodium intake (ESI) on subclinical cardiovascular disease. METHODS: We performed speckle-tracking analysis on HyperGEN (Hypertension Genetic Epidemiology Network) study echocardiograms with available urinary sodium data (N = 2,996)...
August 8, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Gianluca Di Bella, Fausto Pizzino, Giovanni Donato Aquaro, Paolo Piaggi, Giuseppe Venuti, Scipione Carerj, Alessandro Pingitore
BACKGROUND: Few studies have explored prognosis in patients with previous myocardial infarction (MI) with mild-moderate (MM) left ventricular (LV) dysfunction (D). The aim of our study was to investigate whether combining LV parameters obtained by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) improves risk stratification of patients with previous MI and MM-LV-D. METHODS: In 418 consecutive patients (63.3±11.3years old, female 12.9%) with previous MI, we quantified LVEF, volumes and wall motion score index (WMSI) and measured the infarct extent by late gadolinium enhancement (LGE)...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
J N Li, L J Zhang, Y He, Y L Chen, R C Huang, S Z Lyu, X T Song
Objective: Late gadolinium enhancement(LGE) cardiac magnetic resonance imaging(CMR) was used to evaluate the myocardial viability of chronic total occlusion(CTO) in patients with coronary heart disease and to observe the relationship between collateral circulation and myocardium viability in these patients. Methods: This retrospective study included 40 patients with CTO diagnosed by invasive coronary angiography (CAG) from September 2015 to June 2016 in our department, all patients performed CMR examination within one week after CAG...
July 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
Michael W Cullen, Jeffrey B Geske, Nandan S Anavekar, J Wells Askew, Bradley R Lewis, Jae K Oh
BACKGROUND: Handheld echocardiography (HHE) is concordant with standard transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in a variety of settings but has not been thoroughly compared to traditional TTE in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). HYPOTHESIS: Completed by experienced operators, HHE provides accurate diagnostic capabilities compared with standard TTE in AMI patients. METHODS: This study prospectively enrolled patients admitted to the coronary care unit with AMI...
November 2017: Clinical Cardiology
Jie Zhang, Xin Zhang, Yuqi Cui, Misbahul Ferdous, Lianqun Cui, Peng Zhao
BACKGROUND: Postconditioning can affect the infarct size in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, few studies show an effect of different postconditioning cycles on AMI aged patients. This study sought to assess the effect of different postconditioning cycles on prognosis in aged patients with AMI who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: 74 aged patients were randomly assigned to three groups. Control group; PC-1 group accepted postconditioning 4 cycles of 30 s inflation and 30 s deflation; PC-2 group accepted postconditioning 4 cycles of 60 s...
July 17, 2017: Cardiology Journal
Yuichiro Iida, Takayuki Inomata, Toyoji Kaida, Teppei Fujita, Yuki Ikeda, Takeru Nabeta, Shunsuke Ishii, Toshimi Koitabashi, Ichiro Takeuchi, Junya Ako
The clinical impact of left ventricular (LV) segmental wall motion abnormalities (SWMA) in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM) has not been well elucidated.Among 100 consecutive IDCM patients with follow-up visits, we enrolled 85 after excluding those with left bundle branch block and/or ventricular pacemaker implantation. LV wall motion was assessed using left ventriculography scored for 7 segments according to the American Heart Association classification as follows: 0, normokinesis; 1, hypokinesis; 2, akinesis; and 3, dyskinesis...
August 3, 2017: International Heart Journal
Dejana Popovic, Dejana Martic, Tea Djordjevic, Vesna Pesic, Marco Guazzi, Jonathan Myers, Reza Mohebi, Ross Arena
BACKGROUND: Revascularization appears to be beneficial only in patients with high levels of ischemia. This study examined the utility of gas analysis during the recovery phase of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) in predicting coronary artery disease (CAD) severity and prognosis. METHODS: 40 Caucasian patients (21.2% females), mean age 63.5±7.6 with significant coronary artery lesions (≥50%) were studied. Within two months of coronary angiography, CPET on a treadmill (TM) and recumbent ergometer (RE) were performed on two visits 2-4days apart; subjects were subsequently followed 32±10months...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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