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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329265/the-hemi-mustard-bidirectional-glenn-and-rastelli-procedures-for-anatomical-repair-of-congenitally-corrected-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-with-positional-heart-anomalies%C3%A2
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Sen Zhang, Kai Ma, Shoujun Li, Zhongdong Hua, Hao Zhang, Jun Yan, Keming Yang, Kunjing Pang, Xu Wang, Lei Qi, Qiuming Chen
OBJECTIVES: The hemi-Mustard and bidirectional Glenn (BDG) procedures combined with the Rastelli procedure have been applied to selected cases of congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) for potential benefit over the classic atrial switch procedure. The aim of this study was to analyse our experience with the hemi-Mustard, BDG and Rastelli procedures as an anatomical correction for patients with ccTGA/left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) with positional heart anomalies...
February 27, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314848/effects-of-late-sodium-current-blockade-on-ventricular-refibrillation-in-a-rabbit-model
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Mohammed Ali Azam, Nima Zamiri, Stéphane Massé, Marjan Kusha, Patrick F H Lai, Govind K Nair, Nigel S Tan, Christopher Labos, Kumaraswamy Nanthakumar
BACKGROUND: After defibrillation of initial ventricular fibrillation (VF), it is crucial to prevent refibrillation to ensure successful resuscitation outcomes. Inability of the late Na(+) current to inactivate leads to intracellular Ca(2+) dysregulation and arrhythmias. Our aim was to determine the effects of ranolazine and GS-967, inhibitors of the late Na(+) current, on ventricular refibrillation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Long-duration VF was induced electrically in Langendorff-perfused rabbit hearts (n=22) and terminated with a defibrillator after 6 minutes...
March 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299606/three-dimensional-speckle-tracking-longitudinal-strain-is-related-to-myocardial-fibrosis-determined-by-late-gadolinium-enhancement
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Marco Spartera, Anna Damascelli, Ferenc Mozes, Francesco De Cobelli, Giovanni La Canna
Three-dimensional (3D) speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) is a reliable clinical tool for accurate measurements of left ventricular (LV) volumes and ejection fraction (EF). In this prospective study, we sought to identify an association between 3DSTE longitudinal strain abnormalities and areas of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE). In 50 patients (52 ± 18.5 years old) referred to our hospital for clinically indicated CMR, 3D full-volume trans-thoracic acquisitions on apical views were performed within 1 h of CMR, in order to obtain LV volumes and ejection fraction as well as global and segmental peak systolic longitudinal strain...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267553/left-and-right-atrial-feature-tracking-in-acute-myocarditis-a-feasibility-study
#4
Anastasia Dick, Björn Schmidt, Guido Michels, Alexander C Bunck, David Maintz, Bettina Baeßler
PURPOSE: The present study aims at evaluating the feasibility and reproducibility of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) feature tracking (FT) derived strain and strain rate (SR) parameters of the left and right atrium (LA, RA) in patients with acute myocarditis as well as their potential to detect diastolic dysfunction. In addition, the diagnostic value of LA and RA strain parameters in the setting of acute myocarditis is investigated. METHODS: CMR cine data of 30 patients with CMR-positive acute myocarditis were retrospectively analyzed...
April 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254126/economic-value-and-cost-effectiveness-of%C3%A2-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-among-patients-with-mild-heart-failure-projections-from-the-reverse-long-term-follow-up
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Michael R Gold, Amie Padhiar, Stuart Mealing, Manpreet K Sidhu, Stelios I Tsintzos, William T Abraham
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the cost effectiveness of early cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) implantation among patients with mild heart failure (HF). The differential cost effectiveness between CRT using a defibrillator (CRT-Ds) and CRT using a pacemaker (CRT-P) was also assessed. BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization has been shown to be cost effective in New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional classes III/IV but is less studied in class II HF...
March 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242607/invasive-assessment-of-the-coronary-microcirculation-in-reperfused-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-patients-where-do-we-stand
#6
Heerajnarain Bulluck, Nicolas Foin, Jack W Tan, Adrian F Low, Murat Sezer, Derek J Hausenloy
For patients presenting with an acute ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction, the most effective therapy for reducing myocardial infarct size and preserving left ventricular systolic function is primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). However, mortality and morbidity remain significant. This is partly attributed to the development of microvascular obstruction, which occurs in around 50% of ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction patients post-PPCI, and it is associated with adverse left ventricular remodeling and worse clinical outcomes...
March 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242588/effects-of-successful-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-of-chronic-total-occlusions-on-myocardial-perfusion-and-left-ventricular-function
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Wijnand J Stuijfzand, P Stefan Biesbroek, Pieter G Raijmakers, Roel S Driessen, Stefan P Schumacher, Pepijn van Diemen, Jeffrey van den Berg, Robin Nijveldt, Adriaan A Lammertsma, Simon J Walsh, Colm G Hanratty, James C Spratt, Albert C van Rossum, Alexander Nap, Niels van Royen, Paul Knaapen
AIMS: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of successful PCI CTO on absolute myocardial blood flow (MBF) and functional recovery. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with a documented CTO were prospectively examined for ischemia and viability with H215O positron emission tomography (PET) and late gadolinium enhancement cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (LGE-CMR). Sixty-nine consecutive patients, in whom PCI was successful, underwent follow-up PET and CMR after approximately 12 weeks to evaluate potential improvement of MBF as well as systolic function...
February 28, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238244/nt-probnp-as-a-potential-marker-of-left-atrial-dysfunction-in-rheumatic-mitral-stenosis-correlation-with-left-atrial-function-after-pbmv
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Rashi Khare, Sudhanshu Dwivedi
BACKGROUND: Rheumatic heart disease is a common reason for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Plasma levels of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) are known to rise in patients with MS, but the role of this compound as a non-invasive marker of left atrial (LA) dysfunction is yet to be established. The study aim was to correlate levels of NT-proBNP in patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS), with echocardiographic parameters of LA function including tissue Doppler-derived strain/strain rate (S/Sr) indices, hemodynamic parameters of LA function, before and after percutaneous balloon mitral valvotomy (PBMV) for a follow up of one year...
September 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231026/late-administration-of-a-palladium-lipoic-acid-complex-poly-mva-modifies-cardiac-mitochondria-but-not-functional-or-structural-manifestations-of-radiation-induced-heart-disease-in-a-rat-model
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Vijayalakshmi Sridharan, John W Seawright, Francis J Antonawich, Merrill Garnett, Maohua Cao, Preeti Singh, Marjan Boerma
Exposure of the heart to ionizing radiation can cause adverse myocardial remodeling. In small animal models, local heart irradiation causes persistent alterations in cardiac mitochondrial function and swelling. POLY-MVA is a dietary supplement that contains a palladium lipoic acid complex that targets mitochondrial complex I and has been demonstrated to have greater redox potential than lipoic acid alone. POLY-MVA improves mitochondrial function and anti-oxidant enzyme activity in the aged rat heart. In this study, we tested whether POLY-MVA can mitigate cardiac effects of ionizing radiation...
February 23, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202629/improving-the-in-silico-assessment-of-proarrhythmia-risk-by-combining-herg-human-ether-%C3%A3-go-go-related-gene-channel-drug-binding-kinetics-and-multichannel-pharmacology
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Zhihua Li, Sara Dutta, Jiansong Sheng, Phu N Tran, Wendy Wu, Kelly Chang, Thembi Mdluli, David G Strauss, Thomas Colatsky
BACKGROUND: The current proarrhythmia safety testing paradigm, although highly efficient in preventing new torsadogenic drugs from entering the market, has important limitations that can restrict the development and use of valuable new therapeutics. The CiPA (Comprehensive in vitro Proarrhythmia Assay) proposes to overcome these limitations by evaluating drug effects on multiple cardiac ion channels in vitro and using these data in a predictive in silico model of the adult human ventricular myocyte...
February 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197290/late-presentation-of-an-inferior-myocardial-infarction-complicated-by-ventricular-septal-rupture-a-case-report
#11
Weixian Alex Tan, Yi Kit Philip Pang, Yeow Leng Chua, Sung Lung Aaron Wong
Ventricular septal rupture (VSR) is a well-described and potentially fatal complication of acute myocardial infarctions. In the era of early reperfusion therapy, the incidence has been on the decline. We describe a case of delayed presentation inferior myocardial infarction complicated by VSR requiring early surgery and review our center's experience.
October 2016: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185355/catheter-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia-in-patients-with-mitraclip-device-preliminary-findings
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Laurent M Haegeli, Giuseppe D'Angelo, Nicola Trevisi, Stefano Stella, Alexander Breitenstein, Firat Duru, Corinna Brunckhorst, Paolo Della Bella
INTRODUCTION: Patients with mitral regurgitation are increasingly treated by percutaneous implantation of a MitraClip device. We investigate the feasibility and safety of the transmitral catheter route for catheter ablation of VT (ventricular tachycardia) in these patients. METHODS: The mitral valve with the MitraClip in situ was crossed under transesophageal three-dimensional echocardiographic and fluoroscopic guidance using a steerable sheath for ablation of the left ventricle...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185263/early-treatment-with-isoflurane-attenuates-left-ventricular-dysfunction-and-improves-survival-in-experimental-takotsubo
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J Oras, B Redfors, A Ali, J Alkhoury, H Seeman-Lodding, E Omerovic, S-E Ricksten
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo syndrome (TS) is an acute cardiac condition, often triggered by critical illness, for which no specific treatment exists. Previously, we showed that isoflurane can prevent experimental TS. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential treatment effects of isoflurane. Our primary hypothesis was that early treatment with isoflurane attenuates left ventricular akinesia in experimental TS. METHOD: In propofol-sedated animals, TS was induced by an intraperitoneal bolus of isoprenaline (50 mg/kg)...
April 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184198/local-left-ventricular-epicardial-j-waves-and-late-potentials-in-brugada-syndrome-patients-with-inferolateral-early-repolarization-pattern
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Satoshi Nagase, Masamichi Tanaka, Hiroshi Morita, Koji Nakagawa, Tadashi Wada, Masato Murakami, Nobuhiro Nishii, Kazufumi Nakamura, Hiroshi Ito, Tohru Ohe, Kengo F Kusano
Background: Brugada syndrome (BrS) is characterized by J-point or ST-segment elevation on electrocardiograms (ECGs) and increased risk of ventricular fibrillation (VF). In BrS, epicardial depolarization abnormality with delayed potential on the right ventricular outflow tract is reportedly the predominant mechanism underlying VF. Yet VF occurrence is also associated with early repolarization (ER) pattern in the inferolateral ECG leads, which may represent the inferior and/or left lateral ventricular myocardium...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167088/substrate-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia-late-potentials-scar-dechanneling-local-abnormal-ventricular-activities-core-isolation-and-homogenization
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REVIEW
David F Briceño, Jorge Romero, Carola Gianni, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Pedro A Villablanca, Andrea Natale, Luigi Di Biase
Ventricular arrhythmias are a frequent cause of mortality in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy and nonischemic cardiomyopathy. Scar-related reentry represents the most common arrhythmia substrate in patients with recurrent episodes of sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT). Initial mapping of scar-related VT circuits is focused on identifying arrhythmogenic tissue. The substrate-based strategies include targeting late potentials, scar dechanneling, local abnormal ventricular activities, core isolation, and homogenization of the scar...
March 2017: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167084/ventricular-tachycardia-in-ischemic-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Ronald Lo, Karin K M Chia, Henry H Hsia
Ventricular arrhythmias are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with ischemic structural heart disease. Endocardial and epicardial mapping strategies include scar characterization channel identification, and recording and ablation of late potentials and local abnormal ventricular activities. Catheter ablation along with new technology and techniques of bipolar ablation, needle catheter, and autonomic modulation may increase efficacy in difficult to ablate ventricular arrhythmias. Catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmias seem to confer mortality and morbidity benefits in patients with ischemic heart disease...
March 2017: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159799/high-sensitive-cardiac-troponin-t-as-an-early-biochemical-signature-for-clinical-and-subclinical-heart-failure-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Stephen L Seliger, Susie N Hong, Robert H Christenson, Richard Kronmal, Lori B Daniels, Joao A Lima, James A de Lemos, Alain G Bertoni, Christopher R deFilippi
BACKGROUND: -Although small elevations of high sensitive cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) are associated with incident heart failure (HF) in the general population, the underlying mechanisms are not well defined. Evaluating the association of hs-cTnT with replacement fibrosis and progression of structural heart disease prior to symptoms is fundamental to understanding the potential of this biomarker in a HF prevention strategy. METHODS: -We measured hs-cTnT at baseline among 4,986 participants in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), a cohort initially free of overt cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
February 3, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158934/inducibility-of-ventricular-arrhythmia-1-year-following-treatment-with-heavy-ion-irradiation-in-dogs-with-myocardial-infarction
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Mari Amino, Koichiro Yoshioka, Yoshiya Furusawa, Sachie Tanaka, Noboru Kawabe, Tadashi Hashida, Teruyo Tsukada, Masako Izumi, Sadaki Inokuchi, Teruhisa Tanabe, Yuji Ikari
BACKGROUND: Targeted external heavy ion irradiation (THIR) of rabbit hearts 2 weeks after myocardial infarction (MI) reduced the vulnerability of fatal ventricular tachyarrhythmias (VT/VF) in association with the increased connexin43 (Cx43). Increased Cx43 was maintained for at least 1 year in normal rabbits, but the long-term antiarrhythmic effects in the MI model are unknown. We investigated the propensity for late potentials and VT/VF inducibility. METHODS: Intracoronary injection of microspheres was performed to induce non-transmural MI in anaesthetized 8 beagles...
February 3, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132522/inhibition-of-nfe2l2-are-pathway-by-mitochondrial-ros-contributes-to-development-of-cardiomyopathy-and-left-ventricular-dysfunction-in-chagas-disease
#19
Jian-Jun Wen, Craig Porter, Nisha Jain Garg
AIMS: We investigated the effects of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (mtROS) on NFE2L2 transcription factor activity during Trypanosoma cruzi (Tc) infection, and determined if enhancing the mtROS scavenging capacity preserved the heart function in Chagas disease. RESULTS: C57BL/6 wild type (WT, female) mice infected with Tc exhibited myocardial loss of mitochondrial membrane potential, complex-II driven coupled respiration, and 9-fold increase in mtROS production...
January 28, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117246/radiotherapy-induced-right-ventricular-remodelling-the-missing-piece-of-the-puzzle
#20
REVIEW
Marijana Tadic, Cesare Cuspidi, Dagmara Hering, Lucia Venneri, Isidora Grozdic-Milojevic
The number of studies demonstrating that right ventricular structure, function and mechanics are valuable predictors of cardiovascular and total morbidity and mortality in patients with a wide range of cardiovascular conditions is constantly increasing. Most studies that evaluated the influence of radiotherapy on the heart focused on left ventricular remodelling, which is why current guidelines only recommend detailed assessment of the left ventricle. Data regarding right ventricular changes in cancer patients treated with radiotherapy are scarce...
February 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
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