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Andrea Di Marco, Teresa Oloriz Sanjuan, Gabriele Paglino, Francesca Baratto, Pasquale Vergara, Caterina Bisceglia, Nicola Trevisi, Simone Sala, Alessandra Marzi, Simone Gulletta, Manuela Cireddu, Ignasi Anguera, Paolo Della Bella
INTRODUCTION: Late potentials (LP) abolition is recognized as an effective strategy for substrate ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT). The presence of a chronic total occlusion in a coronary artery responsible for a previous myocardial infarction (infarct related artery CTO, IRA-CTO) is emerging as a predictor of ventricular arrhythmias and VT recurrence after ablation. We sought to analyze the effects of LP abolition, focusing on the high-risk sub-group of patients with IRA-CTO...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Victor Chien-Chia Wu, Masaaki Takeuchi
Assessment of right chamber function has become increasingly popular and important in recent decades, complementing the evaluation of left chamber functional parameters. The late adoption and integration of right ventricular (RV) function into a complete evaluation of cardiac function could be due in part to the difficulty in visualization of the whole right ventricle, inconsistency in the analysis of RV parameters, and poor understanding of the impact of RV function on prognosis. From M-mode to 2-dimensional (2D) measurements of RV size and function, there have been arrays of parameters that provide important information of the right ventricle...
February 2018: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
Sérgio Barra, Rui Providência, Serge Boveda, Rudolf Duehmke, Kumar Narayanan, Anthony W Chow, Olivier Piot, Didier Klug, Pascal Defaye, Daniel Gras, Jean-Claude Deharo, Paul Milliez, Antoine Da Costa, Pierre Mondoly, Jorge Gonzalez-Panizo, Christophe Leclercq, Patrick Heck, Munmohan Virdee, Nicolas Sadoul, Jean-Yves Le Heuzey, Eloi Marijon
OBJECTIVE: In patients indicated for cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT), the choice between a CRT-pacemaker (CRT-P) versus defibrillator (CRT-D) remains controversial and indications in this setting have not been well delineated. Apart from inappropriate therapies, which are inherent to the presence of a defibrillator, whether adding defibrillator to CRT in the primary prevention setting impacts risk of other acute and late device-related complications has not been well studied and may bear relevance for device selection...
March 14, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
Antonio Esposito, Anna Palmisano, Sofia Antunes, Caterina Colantoni, Paola Maria Vittoria Rancoita, Davide Vignale, Francesca Baratto, Paolo Della Bella, Alessandro Del Maschio, Francesco De Cobelli
PURPOSE: Diffuse remodeling of myocardial extra-cellular matrix is largely responsible for left ventricle (LV) dysfunction and arrhythmias. Our hypothesis is that the texture analysis of late iodine enhancement (LIE) cardiac computed tomography (cCT) images may improve characterization of the diffuse extra-cellular matrix changes. Our aim was to extract volumetric extracellular volume (ECV) and LIE texture features of non-scarred (remote) myocardium from cCT of patients with recurrent ventricular tachycardia (rVT), and to compare these radiomic features with LV-function, LV-remodeling, and underlying cardiac disease...
March 13, 2018: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
Ilana Schwartz, Courtney E McCracken, Christopher J Petit, Ritu Sachdeva
OBJECTIVE: More patients with Fontan physiology are reaching adulthood. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the late outcomes of patients palliated with Fontan procedure and to assess the risk factors for mortality. METHODS: PubMed, Embase and Web of Science were queried to retrieve observational studies of survival in patients following the Fontan procedure with<u>></u>5 years of follow-up. A random-effects model was used to determine pooled survival estimates at 5, 10 and 15 years...
March 13, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
Eva Karolina Harmel, Hermann Reichenspurner, Evaldas Girdauskas
OBJECTIVE: Mitral valve repair using an undersized complete annuloplasty ring in secondary mitral regurgitation with restricted leaflet motion during systole (Carpentier's surgical classification of mitral valve pathology: type IIIb) only inadequately addresses the underlying left ventricular disease. This may lead to an ongoing ventricular remodelling and progressive papillary muscle displacement with increasing leaflet tethering. Several subannular techniques have been proposed to counteract the reoccurrence of mitral regurgitation after mitral valve repair...
March 13, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
Bence Hegyi, Julie Bossuyt, Leigh G Griffiths, Rafael Shimkunas, Zana Coulibaly, Zhong Jian, Kristin N Grimsrud, Claus S Sondergaard, Kenneth S Ginsburg, Nipavan Chiamvimonvat, Luiz Belardinelli, András Varró, Julius G Papp, Piero Pollesello, Jouko Levijoki, Leighton T Izu, W Douglas Boyd, Tamás Bányász, Donald M Bers, Ye Chen-Izu
Heart failure (HF) following myocardial infarction (MI) is associated with high incidence of cardiac arrhythmias. Development of therapeutic strategy requires detailed understanding of electrophysiological remodeling. However, changes of ionic currents in ischemic HF remain incompletely understood, especially in translational large-animal models. Here, we systematically measure the major ionic currents in ventricular myocytes from the infarct border and remote zones in a porcine model of post-MI HF. We recorded eight ionic currents during the cell's action potential (AP) under physiologically relevant conditions usingself AP-clamp sequential dissection...
March 12, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Steven D Briscoe, Clifton W Ragsdale
The evolutionary relationships of the mammalian neocortex and avian dorsal telencephalon (DT) nuclei have been debated for more than a century. Despite their central importance to this debate, non-avian reptiles remain underexplored with modern molecular techniques. Reptile studies harbor great potential for understanding the changes in DT organization that occurred in the early evolution of amniotes. They may also help clarify the specializations in the avian DT, which comprises a massive, cell-dense dorsal ventricular ridge (DVR) and a nuclear dorsal-most structure, the Wulst...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Comparative Neurology
Philip Brainin, Sofie Reumert Biering-Sørensen, Rasmus Møgelvang, Peter Søgaard, Jan Skov Jensen, Tor Biering-Sørensen
BACKGROUND: Postsystolic shortening (PSS) has been proposed as a novel marker of contractile dysfunction in the myocardium. Our objective was to assess the prognostic potential of PSS on cardiovascular events and death in the general population. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study design consisted of a prospective cohort study of 1296 low-risk participants from the general population, who were examined by speckle tracking echocardiography. The primary end point was the composite of heart failure, myocardial infarction, and cardiovascular death, defined as major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs)...
March 8, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
Corinna Storz, Susanne Rospleszcz, Roberto Lorbeer, Holger Hetterich, Sigrid D Auweter, Wieland Sommer, Jürgen Machann, Sergios Gatidis, Wolfgang Rathmann, Margit Heier, Birgit Linkohr, Christa Meisinger, Maximilian Reiser, Udo Hoffmann, Annette Peters, Christopher L Schlett, Fabian Bamberg
INTRODUCTION: Detailed mechanisms in the pathophysiology of diabetes disease are poorly understood, but structural alterations in various organ systems incur an elevated risk for cardiovascular events and adverse outcome. The aim of this study was to compare multiorgan subclinical disease phenotypes by magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to study differences between subjects with prediabetes, diabetes, and normal controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Subjects without prior cardiovascular disease were enrolled in a prospective case-control study and underwent multiorgan MR for the assessment of metabolic and arteriosclerotic alterations, including age-related white matter changes, hepatic proton density fat fraction, visceral adipose tissue volume, left ventricular remodeling index, carotid plaque, and late gadolinium enhancement...
February 28, 2018: Investigative Radiology
Roosevelt Bryant, David Morales
Transplantation for adult patients with congenital heart disease (ACHD) is a growing clinical endeavor in the transplant community. Understanding the results and defining potential high-risk patient subsets will allow optimization of patient outcomes. This review summarizes the scope of ACHD transplantation, the mechanisms of late ventricular dysfunction, the ACHD population at risk of developing heart failure, the indications and potential contraindications for transplant, surgical considerations, and post-transplant outcomes...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Liam Mahoney, Jose R Fernandez-Alvarez, Hector Rojas-Anaya, Neil Aiton, David Wertheim, Paul Seddon, Heike Rabe
OBJECTIVES: To explore the intra- and inter-rater agreement of superior vena cava (SVC) flow and right ventricular (RV) outflow in healthy and unwell late preterm neonates (33-37 weeks' gestational age), term neonates (≥37 weeks' gestational age), and neonates receiving total-body cooling. METHODS: The intra- and inter-rater agreement (n = 25 and 41 neonates, respectively) rates for SVC flow and RV outflow were determined by echocardiography in healthy and unwell late preterm and term neonates with the use of Bland-Altman plots, the repeatability coefficient, the repeatability index, and intraclass correlation coefficients...
February 24, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Thomas A Treibel, Rebecca Kozor, Rebecca Schofield, Giulia Benedetti, Marianna Fontana, Anish N Bhuva, Amir Sheikh, Begoña López, Arantxa González, Charlotte Manisty, Guy Lloyd, Peter Kellman, Javier Díez, James C Moon
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy, a key process in human cardiac disease, results from cellular (hypertrophy) and extracellular matrix expansion (interstitial fibrosis). OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate whether human myocardial interstitial fibrosis in aortic stenosis (AS) is plastic and can regress. METHODS: Patients with symptomatic, severe AS (n = 181; aortic valve area index 0.4 ± 0.1 cm2 /m2 ) were assessed pre-aortic valve replacement (AVR) by echocardiography (AS severity, diastology), cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) (for volumes, function, and focal or diffuse fibrosis), biomarkers (N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide and high-sensitivity troponin T), and the 6-min walk test...
February 27, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Marcia Maria Noya-Rabelo, Carolina The Macedo, Ticiana Larocca, Admilson Machado, Thais Pacheco, Jorge Torreão, Bruno Solano de Freitas Souza, Milena B P Soares, Ricardo Ribeiro-Dos-Santos, Luis Claudio Lemos Correia
BACKGROUND: Previous data has shown that patients in the indeterminate form of Chagas disease may present myocardial fibrosis as shown on through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, there is little information available regarding the degree of severity of myocardial fibrosis in these individuals. This variable has the potential to predict the evolution of Chagas' disease into its cardiac form. OBJECTIVES: To describe the frequency and extent of myocardial fibrosis evaluated using an MRI in patients in the indeterminate form, and to compare it with other forms of the disease...
February 19, 2018: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
Eva Sames-Dolzer, Elisabeth Wickenhauser, Michaela Kreuzer, Peter Benedikt, Roland Gitter, Christoph Prandstetter, Gregor Gierlinger, Gerald Tulzer, Rudolf Mair
OBJECTIVES: Patients with severe left ventricular outflow tract obstruction often suffer from impaired left ventricular function, endocardial fibroelastosis and borderline-sized structures. The early Ross-Konno operation can offer complete repair due to outflow tract stenosis and enable the functional recovery and growth of small structures. METHODS: Between 2008 and March 2017, 44 early Ross-Konno procedures were performed at our centre. Thirty-five patients were neonates, and 9 were infants less than 3 months of age...
February 12, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Patrick Elias, Chin Leng Poh, Karin du Plessis, Diana Zannino, Kathryn Rice, Dorothy J Radford, Andrew Bullock, Gavin R Wheaton, David S Celermajer, Yves d'Udekem
OBJECTIVES: The specific outcomes of patients with pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum late after Fontan palliation are unknown. Patients with smaller right ventricles and myocardial sinusoids are known to have worse survival in the first years of life. Whether the potential for coronary ischaemia affects the long-term outcomes of these patients after Fontan palliation is still unknown. METHODS: All patients with pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum who underwent the Fontan procedure from 1984 to 2016 in Australia and New Zealand were identified, and preoperative, perioperative and follow-up data were collected...
February 12, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Yang Zhao, Zhi-Nan Zheng, Xiang Liu, Gang Dai, San-Qing Jin
Objective The administration of preconditioned plasma collected during the late phase of preconditioning has been shown to reduce myocardial infarct size. This study aimed to investigate if preconditioned plasma could attenuate ventricular arrhythmias in a rat model in vivo. Methods Eighty rats were randomized to eight groups (10 rats/group). Two groups provided preconditioned or non-preconditioned plasma 48 h after transient limb ischaemia or the control protocol. Six groups of ischaemia-reperfusion (IR) rats received normal saline, non-preconditioned plasma, or preconditioned plasma, respectively, 1 h (groups A1, A2, A3) or 24 h (groups B1, B2, B3) before undergoing myocardial IR...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
Vito Calabrese, Pierantonio Menna, Ombretta Annibali, Grazia Armento, Armando Carpino, Elisabetta Cerchiara, Carlo Greco, Francesco Marchesi, Paolo Spallarossa, Giuseppe Toglia, Giorgio Reggiardo, Giorgio Minotti
Asymptomatic diastolic dysfunction (DD) with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is suspected to precede late cardiac events in cancer survivors treated by chemotherapy. We conducted the first multicenter study of early DD induced by chemotherapy. Patients who were candidates for standard dose chemotherapy were screened for the absence of cardiovascular risk factors, LVEF ≥50%, normal-for-age diastolic function at echocardiography (E/A ratio, E wave deceleration time; DT), normal levels of potential DD biomarkers like Nt-proBNP (≤125 pg/mL), and cardiac troponin I (cTnI, ≤0...
February 9, 2018: Chemotherapy
Ibrahim El-Battrawy, Zhihan Zhao, Huan Lan, Jan-Dierk Schünemann, Katherine Sattler, Fanis Buljubasic, Bence Patocskai, Xin Li, Gökhan Yücel, Siegfried Lang, Daniel Nowak, Lukas Cyganek, Karen Bieback, Jochen Utikal, Wolfram-Hubertus Zimmermann, Ursula Ravens, Thomas Wieland, Martin Borggrefe, Xiao-Bo Zhou, Ibrahim Akin
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Previous studies revealed that Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC), a transient disorder of ventricular dysfunction affecting predominantly postmenopausal women, is associated with acquired long QT syndrome and arrhythmias, but the exact pathophysiologic mechanism is unknown. Our aim is to investigate the electrophysiological mechanism for QT-prolongation in TTC-patients by using human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs). METHODS: hiPSC-CMs, which were generated from human skin fibroblasts of three healthy donors, were treated by estradiol (10μM for one week) and a toxic concentration of isoprenaline (Iso, 1mM for 2h)...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Lara M Leijser, Steven P Miller, Gerda van Wezel-Meijler, Annemieke J Brouwer, Jeffrey Traubici, Ingrid C van Haastert, Hilary E Whyte, Floris Groenendaal, Abhaya V Kulkarni, Kuo S Han, Peter A Woerdeman, Paige T Church, Edmond N Kelly, Henrica L M van Straaten, Linh G Ly, Linda S de Vries
OBJECTIVE: To compare neurodevelopmental outcomes of preterm infants with and without intervention for posthemorrhagic ventricular dilatation (PHVD) managed with an "early approach" (EA), based on ventricular measurements exceeding normal (ventricular index [VI] <+2 SD/anterior horn width <6 mm) with initial temporizing procedures, followed, if needed, by permanent shunt placement, and a "late approach" (LA), based on signs of increased intracranial pressure with mostly immediate permanent intervention...
January 24, 2018: Neurology
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