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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544830/assessment-of-contributors-of-aortopathy-and-subclinical-left-ventricular-dysfunction-in-normally-functioning-bicuspid-aortic-valves
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Kamil Tuluce, Selcen Yakar Tuluce, Ersin Cagri Simsek, Serdar Bayata, Cem Nazli
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) function and the dimensions of aortic valves from normally functioning bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) patients were compared with those of healthy control patients. A comparison between patients with antero-posterior BAV (BAV-AP) or right-left BAV (BAV-RL) was also performed, and the determinants of aortopathy and LV function were investigated. METHODS: Sixty-eight patients with aortic velocities <2 m/s and trivial or mild aortic regurgitation were included in the study...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544399/molecular-species-of-prostaglandins-involved-in-modulating-luteinizing-hormone-pulses-of-female-rats-under-infectious-stress-conditions
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Takashi Matsuwaki, Mugiko Komatsuda, Ayano Fujisawa, Mio Doke, Keitaro Yamanouchi, Masugi Nishihara
Mammalian reproductive function is controlled by the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis, which is suppressed under infectious stress conditions. We have previously demonstrated, by analyzing the pulsatility of luteinizing hormone (LH), that prostaglandins (PGs) in the central nervous system (CNS) mediate infectious stress to suppress the activity of the HPG axis. The aim of the present study is to characterize the types of PGs responsible for suppression of the HPG axis. We focused on 3 major types of PGs, i...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539566/traumatic-tricuspid-regurgitation
#3
Yan Cheng, Lei Yao, Shengjun Wu
Traumatic tricuspid regurgitation is a rare and progressive disease. Early diagnosis and surgical valve repair are very important. A 57-year-old male was referred to our hospital with a history of blunt chest trauma. Three-dimensional echocardiography showed severe tricuspid regurgitation and demonstrated two main anterior leaflet chordaes of the tricuspid valve rupture and the whole anterior leaflet prolapsed. The diagnosis was severe tricuspid regurgitation due to leaflet chordae rupture secondary to blunt chest trauma...
May 23, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533915/mechanisms-of-ecg-signs-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#4
Marte Strømsnes Larssen, Kjetil Steine, Janne Mykland Hilde, Ingunn Skjørten, Christian Hodnesdal, Knut Liestøl, Knut Gjesdal
OBJECTIVE: Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often have abnormal ECGs. Our aim was to separate the effects on ECG by airway obstruction, emphysema and right ventricular (RV) afterload in patients with COPD. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed on 101 patients with COPD without left heart disease and 32 healthy age-matched controls. Body mass index (BMI) was measured, and pulmonary function tests, ECG, echocardiography and right heart catheterisation (only patients) were performed...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533073/the-impact-of-sevoflurane-on-coupling-of-the-left-ventricular-to-systemic-vasculature-in-rats-with-chronic-pulmonary-hypertension
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Lu Wang, Hui Luo, Gang Qin, Yanan Cao, Xiaowei Gao, Zhong Zhang, Zhi Ye, Junjie Zhang, Qulian Guo, E Wang
OBJECTIVES: The relationship between left ventricular function and afterload has not been investigated as much as the right ventricular function under chronic pulmonary hypertension (PH) during anesthesia. This study was designed to investigate effects of sevoflurane on the intrinsic coupling relationship between the left ventricle and systemic vasculature in the presence of PH. DESIGN: A randomized, controlled study. SETTING: University hospital...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532240/ventricular-assist-devices-for-the-failing-univentricular-circulation
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Edward Buratto, William Y Shi, Xin Tao Ye, Igor E Konstantinov
Improved survival following single ventricle palliation has led to a large population of patients with a Fontan circulation, many of whom will eventually develop Fontan failure. Many of these patients will require heart transplantation. However, more than half of these patients have Fontan failure despite preserved ventricular function. Increasing experience with ventricular assist devices (VAD) in children has paved the way for VAD support in those with failing univentricular circulation. Areas covered: The use of VADs to support the failing univentricular circulation is a relatively new concept...
May 22, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526545/obstructive-sleep-apnoea-and-right-ventricular-function-a-combined-assessment-by-speckle-tracking-and-three-dimensional-echocardiography
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Agostino Buonauro, Maurizio Galderisi, Ciro Santoro, Angelo Canora, Maria Luisa Bocchino, Francesco Lo Iudice, Maria Lembo, Roberta Esposito, Sabrina Castaldo, Bruno Trimarco, Alessandro Sanduzzi
BACKGROUND: Little is known on right ventricular (RV) involvement in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). This study aimed at evaluating early RV dysfunction by standard and advanced echocardiography in OSA. METHODS: Fifty-nine OSA patients without heart failure and 29 age-matched controls underwent standard, speckle tracking and real time 3D echocardiography of right ventricle. OSA patients performed lung function tests and overnight cardio-respiratory monitoring with evaluation of apnea-hypopnea index (AHI)...
May 4, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524449/technical-feasibility-and-safety-of-image-guided-parieto-occipital-ventricular-catheter-placement-with-the-assistance-of-a-wearable-head-up-display
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Jang W Yoon, Robert E Chen, Karim ReFaey, Roberto J Diaz, Ronald Reimer, Ricardo J Komotar, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Benjamin L Brown, Robert E Wharen
BACKGROUND: Wearable technology is growing in popularity as a result of its ability to interface with normal human movement and function. METHODS: Using proprietary hardware and software, neuronavigation images were captured and transferred wirelessly via a password-encrypted network to the head-up display. The operating surgeon wore a loupe-mounted wearable head-up display during image-guided parieto-occipital ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement in two patients...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516314/harmonic-subtraction-for-evaluating-right-ventricle-ejection-fraction-from-planar-equilibrium-radionuclide-angiography
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Dacian V Bonta, John N Aarsvold, Sandra F Grant, Naomi P Alazraki
We report an initial investigation of a subtraction-based method to estimate right ventricle ejection fraction (RVEF) from ECG-gated planar equilibrium radionuclide angiography (ERNA) data. Twenty-six consecutive patients referred for scintigraphic evaluation of cardiac function prior to chemotherapy had ECG-gated first-pass (FP) imaging and ERNA imaging performed following the same radiotracer injection. RVEF was computed from FP images (RVEFFP) and separately from ERNA images (RVEFERNA). Standard methods for computing ejection fractions were used to obtain RVEFFP values...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516033/the-impact-of-large-structural-brain-changes-in-chronic-stroke-patients-on-the-electric-field-caused-by-transcranial-brain-stimulation
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Sena Minjoli, Guilherme B Saturnino, Jakob Udby Blicher, Charlotte J Stagg, Hartwig R Siebner, André Antunes, Axel Thielscher
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) are two types of non-invasive transcranial brain stimulation (TBS). They are useful tools for stroke research and may be potential adjunct therapies for functional recovery. However, stroke often causes large cerebral lesions, which are commonly accompanied by a secondary enlargement of the ventricles and atrophy. These structural alterations substantially change the conductivity distribution inside the head, which may have potentially important consequences for both brain stimulation methods...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511027/ross-konno-procedure-with-cylinder-mitral-valve-replacement-in-49-days-old-infant
#11
Oleg Fedevych, Oleksandr Yachnik, Yaroslav Mykychak, Yaroslav Ivanov, Olga Borodinova, Illya Yemets
A neonate with antenatally diagnosed severe aortic valve stenosis, left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, left ventricular endocardial fibroelastosis, and severe mixed mitral valve disease was admitted to our center for balloon aortic valvuloplasty. On day 49, we performed a Ross-Konno procedure and mitral valve replacement on the baby, whose weight was 3.4 kg. Right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery continuity was restored with a handmade trileaflet Gore-Tex conduit. We used a handmade cylindrical prosthesis made from decellularized equine pericardium in the mitral position...
January 1, 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508519/fetal-cardiac-remodeling-in-twin-pregnancies-conceived-by-assisted-reproductive-technologies
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Brenda Valenzuela-Alcaraz, Mónica Cruz-Lemini, Mérida Rodríguez-López, Ana Goncé, Laura García-Otero, Helena Ayuso, Marta Sitges, Bart Bijnens, Juan Balasch, Eduard Gratacós, Fátima Crispi
BACKGROUND: Recent data suggest that singleton fetuses conceived by assisted reproductive technologies (ART) present cardiovascular remodeling that may persist postnatally. Twin pregnancies are more frequent in the ART population, and are associated with increased adverse perinatal outcomes like hypertensive disorders, gestational diabetes and preterm birth. However, it is unknown whether cardiac remodeling is also present in twin pregnancies conceived by ART. Our aim was to assess the presence of fetal cardiac remodeling and dysfunction in twin pregnancies conceived by ART, as compared to spontaneously conceived (SC) ones...
May 15, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508510/impaired-atrioventricular-transport-in-patients-with-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-palliated-by-atrial-switch-and-preserved-systolic-right-ventricular-function-a-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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Magalie Ladouceur, Nadjia Kachenoura, Gilles Soulat, Emilie Bollache, Alban Redheuil, Michel Azizi, Christophe Delclaux, Gilles Chatellier, Pierre Boutouyrie, Laurence Iserin, Damien Bonnet, Elie Mousseaux
OBJECTIVES: We aimed (1) determine if systemic right ventricle filling parameters influence systemic right ventricle stroke volume in adult patients with D-transposition of the great arteries (D-TGA) palliated by atrial switch, using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and echocardiography, and (2) to study relationship of these diastolic parameters with exercise performance and BNP, in patients with preserved systolic systemic right ventricle function. DESIGN: Single-center, cross-sectional, prospective study...
May 16, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507833/does-hemodynamic-guided-heart-failure-management-reduce-hospitalization-a-systematic-review
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Abdul M Minhas, Saba Ahmed, Muhammad S Khan, Kaneez Fatima, Muhammad N Anwar, Jonathan Constantin
Heart failure (HF) is a pressing health concern as the expense of hospitalization financially burdens the health care system. Hemodynamic monitoring has the potential to detect increases in intracardiac filling pressures weeks before clinical deterioration; hence, preliminary findings of volume overload with the use of these devices may prevent the progression of disease and lead to a reduction in HF-associated hospitalizations. We extensively searched PubMed, Ovid SP, Embase, and Cochrane databases to identify all the possible studies that assess the effect of hemodynamic monitoring on hospitalizations in HF patients...
April 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503552/impact-of-isolated-tricuspid-valve-repair-on-right-ventricular-remodelling-in-an-adult-congenital-heart-disease-population
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Roberto Marsico, Vito Domenico Bruno, Pierpaolo Chivasso, Anna Baritussio, Filippo Rapetto, Gustavo A Guida, Umberto Benedetto, Massimo Caputo
BACKGROUND: Surgical repair of isolated congenital tricuspid valve (TV) disease is rare with no well-defined indication and outcomes. Moreover, the role of right ventricle (RV) in this context has not yet been investigated. OBJECTIVES: We sought to assess the impact of congenital TV repair on cardiac remodelling and clinical-functional status and the importance of the RV function in an adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) population. METHODS AND RESULTS: From January 2005 to December 2015, 304 patients underwent TV surgery in our centre...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501374/the-effect-of-the-superior-cavopulmonary-anastomosis-on-ventricular-remodeling-in-infants-with-single-ventricle
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Renee Margossian, Victor Zak, Amanda J Shillingford, Anthony M Hlavacek, James F Cnota, Michael D Puchalski, Jami C Levine, Brian W McCrindle, Meryl S Cohen, Karen Altmann, Piers C Barker, Daphne T Hsu, Steven D Colan
BACKGROUND: Infants with single ventricular physiology have volume and pressure overload that adversely affect ventricular mechanics. The impact of superior cavopulmonary anastomosis (SCPA) on single left ventricles versus single right ventricles is not known. METHODS: As part of the Pediatric Heart Network placebo-controlled trial of enalapril in infants with single ventricular physiology, echocardiograms were obtained before SCPA and at 14 months and analyzed in a core laboratory...
May 10, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496024/a-survival-case-of-fulminant-right-side-dominant-eosinophilic-myocarditis
#17
Keishi Moriwaki, Kaoru Dohi, Taku Omori, Muneyoshi Tanimura, Emiyo Sugiura, Shiro Nakamori, Toshiki Sawai, Kyoko Imanaka-Yoshida, Norikazu Yamada, Masaaki Ito
A 59-year-old Japanese woman was admitted to a nearby hospital with dyspnea and general malaise. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed right ventricular (RV) dilatation with severely reduced systolic function and leftward shift of the intraventricular septum. She was initially diagnosed with acute right heart failure, and fell into cardiogenic shock requiring an intra-aortic balloon pump and inotropic agents. An endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) demonstrated extensive interstitial edema, infiltration of inflammatory cells including numerous eosinophils, and myocytolysis with eosinophil degranulation...
May 12, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493001/study-on-the-tolerance-and-adaptation-of-rats-to-angiostrongylus-cantonensis-infection
#18
Liu Ji, Xu Yiyue, He Xujin, Zheng Minghui, Zhang Mengying, Hu Yue, Wu Yanqi, Song Langui, Zeng Xin, Lin Datao, Wan Shuo, Zheng Huanqin, Wu Zhongdao, Lv Zhiyue
Angiostrongylus cantonensis (A. cantonensis) is the most common infectious agent causing eosinophilic meningitis. As an important food-borne parasitic disease, angiostrongyliasis cantonensis is an emerging infectious disease which brings severe harm to central nerve system of human. Rat, one of the few permissive hosts of A. cantonensis known to date, plays an indispensable role in the worm's life cycle. However, the tolerance and adaptation of rat to A. cantonensis infection is rarely understood. In this study, we infected rats with different numbers the third stage larvae (L3) of A...
May 11, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491275/outflow-tract-septation-and-the-aortic-arch-system-in-reptiles-lessons-for-understanding-the-mammalian-heart
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Robert E Poelmann, Adriana C Gittenberger-de Groot, Marcel W M Biermans, Anne I Dolfing, Armand Jagessar, Sam van Hattum, Amanda Hoogenboom, Lambertus J Wisse, Rebecca Vicente-Steijn, Merijn A G de Bakker, Freek J Vonk, Tatsuya Hirasawa, Shigeru Kuratani, Michael K Richardson
BACKGROUND: Cardiac outflow tract patterning and cell contribution are studied using an evo-devo approach to reveal insight into the development of aorto-pulmonary septation. RESULTS: We studied embryonic stages of reptile hearts (lizard, turtle and crocodile) and compared these to avian and mammalian development. Immunohistochemistry allowed us to indicate where the essential cell components in the outflow tract and aortic sac were deployed, more specifically endocardial, neural crest and second heart field cells...
2017: EvoDevo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488326/acute-pressure-changes-in-the-brain-are-correlated-with-mr-elastography-stiffness-measurements-initial-feasibility-in-an-in-vivo-large-animal-model
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Arvin Arani, Hoon-Ki Min, Nikoo Fattahi, Nicholas M Wetjen, Joshua D Trzasko, Armando Manduca, Clifford R Jack, Kendall H Lee, Richard L Ehman, John Huston
PURPOSE: The homeostasis of intracranial pressure (ICP) is of paramount importance for maintaining normal brain function. A noninvasive technique capable of making direct measurements of ICP currently does not exist. MR elastography (MRE) is capable of noninvasively measuring brain tissue stiffness in vivo, and may act as a surrogate to measure ICP. The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of changing ICP on brain stiffness using MRE in a swine model. METHODS: Baseline MRE measurements were obtained, and then catheters were surgically placed into the left and right lateral ventricles of three animals...
May 9, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
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