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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156475/transient-severe-respiratory-motion-artifacts-after-application-of-gadoxetate-disodium-what-we-currently-know
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Lennart Well, Julius Matthias Weinrich, Gerhard Adam, Peter Bannas
Background Gadoxetate disodium is an intracellular contrast agent for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the liver. Recent publications revealed that injection of gadoxetate disodium can lead to imaging artifacts due to transient severe motion (TSM) in the arterial phase of contrast-enhanced liver MRI. In this review we present and discuss published frequencies of TSM, contrast injection and image acquisition protocols, potential risk factors, and proposed strategies to avoid or minimize the effects of TSM...
November 20, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156355/biomechanical-evaluation-of-a-personalized-external-aortic-root-support-applied-in-the-ross-procedure
#2
Julie Vastmans, Heleen Fehervary, Peter Verbrugghe, Tom Verbelen, Emma Vanderveken, Jos Vander Sloten, Tom Treasure, Filip Rega, Nele Famaey
A commonly heard concern in the Ross procedure, where a diseased aortic valve is replaced by the patient's own pulmonary valve, is the possibility of pulmonary autograft dilatation. We performed a biomechanical investigation of the use of a personalized external aortic root support or exostent as a possibility for supporting the autograft. In ten sheep a short length of pulmonary artery was interposed in the descending aorta, serving as a simplified version of the Ross procedure. In seven of these cases, the autograft was supported by an external mesh or so-called exostent...
November 11, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154894/non-contrast-quantitative-pulmonary-perfusion-using-flow-alternating-inversion-recovery-at-3t-a-preliminary-study
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Joshua S Greer, Christopher D Maroules, Orhan K Oz, Suhny Abbara, Ronald M Peshock, Ivan Pedrosa, Ananth J Madhuranthakam
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the initial feasibility of non-contrast quantitative pulmonary perfusion imaging at 3T using flow alternating inversion recovery (FAIR), and to evaluate the intra-session and inter-session reliability of FAIR measurements at 3T. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nine healthy volunteers were imaged using our own implementation of FAIR pulse sequence on 3T. Quantitative FAIR perfusion, both with and without larger pulmonary vessels, was correlated with global phase contrast (PC) measured blood flow in the right pulmonary artery (RPA)...
November 14, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154530/atg101-single-stranded-antisense-rna-loaded-triangular-dna-nanoparticles-control-human-pulmonary-endothelial-growth-via-regulation-of-cell-macroautophagy
#4
Juan Du, Zhi Xu, Qian Liu, Yu Yang, Hang Qian, Mingdong Hu, Ye Fan, Qi Li, Wei Yao, Hongli Li, Guisheng Qian, Binfeng He, Deshan Zhou, Chengde Mao, Guansong Wang
Autophagy plays a key role in pulmonary vascular remodeling (PVR) via regulation of apoptosis and hyperproliferation of pulmonary arterial endothelial cells (PAECs), which are the subject of increased attention. ATG101 is an essential gene for the initiation of autophagy. While the structure of ATG101 has been well characterized, its exact biological function in autophagy is still unknown. In this study, an ATG101 single-stranded antisense RNA-loaded DNA triangular nanoparticle (ssATG101-TNP) is constructed to knock down ATG101 gene expression...
November 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151532/association-of-admission-glucose-level-and-improvement-in-pulmonary-artery-pressure-in-patients-with-submassive-type-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Masaomi Gohbara, Keigo Hayakawa, Azusa Hayakawa, Yusuke Akazawa, Yukihiro Yamaguchi, Shuta Furihata, Ai Kondo, Yusuke Fukushima, Sakie Tomari, Takayuki Mitsuhashi, Tsutomu Endo, Kazuo Kimura
Objective The admission glucose level is a predictor of mortality even in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (APE). However, whether or not the admission glucose level is associated with the severity of APE itself or the underlying disease of APE is unclear. Methods This study was a retrospective observational study. A pulmonary artery (PA) catheter was used to accurately evaluate the severity of APE. The percentage changes in the mean PA pressure (PAPm) upon placement and removal of the inferior vena cava filter (IVCF) were evaluated...
November 20, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151493/surgical-treatment-of-coronary-to-pulmonary-artery-fistulas-in-adults
#6
Yangsin Lee, Yoshihiro Naruse, Keita Tanaka
Coronary to pulmonary artery fistulas (CPAFs) are abnormal communications between the coronary and pulmonary arteries. They are an uncommon congenital heart disease and usually remain asymptomatic until later in life. However, there is no consensus on their management. We present four adult patients who required surgery for coronary to pulmonary artery fistulas to illuminate this issue. The clinical presentations were variable depending on the anatomical features of coronary to pulmonary artery fistulas and the presence or absence of other cardiac diseases...
November 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151428/continuous-positive-airway-pressure-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#7
Gonzalo Labarca, Rodrigo Cruz, Jorge Jorquera
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Several studies have reported an association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and several extra-pulmonary issues, such as arterial hypertension and insulin resistance. In recent years, the associations between OSA, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) have been published; however, there is a gap between experimental and clinical studies regarding the efficacy of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment in patient populations with these conditions...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151308/unknown-vascular-compression-of-the-airway-in-patients-with-congenitalheart-disease-and-persistent-lower-respiratory-symptoms
#8
Tuğba Şişmanlar Eyüboğlu, Ayşe Tana Aslan, Çiğdem Öztunalı, Sedef Tunaoğlu, Ayşe Deniz Oğuz, Serdar Kula, Betül Derinkuyu, Öznur Boyunağa
Background/aim: Airway compression (AC) by vascular structures is an important complication of congenital heart disease (CHD) that often goes unrecognized. It is not easy to identify whether CHD patients require additional invasive examinations or not. Therefore, the present study aims to develop an AC diagnostic algorithm for CHD patients. Materials and methods: CHD patients with persistent respiratory symptoms that were treated between January 2007 and December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. The following data were recorded for all CHD patients with AC: age, cardiac anomalies, the compressed structure, the airway diameter ratio (ADR), the compressing structure(s), treatment, and follow-up...
November 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151278/tetrahydrobiopterin-bh4-targeting-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-as-a-potential-therapy-for-pulmonary-hypertension
#9
Bahaa N Francis, Maram Salameh, Rola Khamisy-Farah, Raymond Farah
PURPOSE: Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) is complex disease which is associated with endothelial and cardiac dysfunction. Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4 ) regulates endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) to produce nitric oxide rather than superoxide which maintains normal endothelial and cardiac function. This study explores the therapeutic potential of BH4 in experimental PH. METHODS: Monocrotaline-induced PH in rats and Hph-1 deficiency in mice were used for animal experiments...
November 19, 2017: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150326/concomitant-mitral-valve-procedures-in-patients-undergoing-implantation-of-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices-an-intermacs-database-analysis
#10
Jason O Robertson, David C Naftel, Susan L Myers, Ryan J Tedford, Susan M Joseph, James K Kirklin, Scott C Silvestry
BACKGROUND: Management of existing mitral valve (MV) disease in patients undergoing left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation remains controversial. METHODS: Among continuous-flow LVAD patients with moderate to severe mitral regurgitation entered into the Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) database between April 2008 and March 2014 (n = 4,930), outcomes were compared between patients who underwent MV repair (MVr, n = 252), MV replacement (MVR, n = 11) and no MV procedure (no MVP, n = 4,667)...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150159/diagnostic-performance-of-pulmonary-capacitance-at-rest-and-during-exercise-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Pankaj Jain, Sriram Rao, Peter Macdonald, Eugene Kotlyar, Andrew Jabbour, Christopher Hayward, Anne Keogh
BACKGROUND: Reliable markers of early disease are needed in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). As measures of the contribution of abnormal vascular compliance to overall vascular resistance, resting and exercise pulmonary capacitance-defined as the stroke volume divided by the change in pulmonary pulse pressure-may be sensitive markers of early disease. METHODS: We examined all patients in our pulmonary hypertension database with idiopathic PAH, who had undergone rest and exercise right heart catheterisation in one sitting...
November 8, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148061/endocannabinoids-modulate-gq-11-protein-coupled-receptor-agonist-induced-vasoconstriction-via-a-negative-feedback-mechanism
#12
REVIEW
Olga Karpińska, Marta Baranowska-Kuczko, Monika Kloza, Hanna Kozłowska
OBJECTIVES: The endocannabinoid (eCB) system centrally and peripherally regulates cardiovascular parameters, including blood pressure, in health and disease. The relationship between Gq/11 protein-coupled receptor activation, regulation of eCBs release (mainly 2-arachidonoylglycerol) and subsequent CB1 receptor activation was initially observed in the central nervous system. Here, we review the latest findings from systemic physiological studies which include for the first time data from pulmonary arteries...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147768/non-invasive-methods-for-estimating-mpap-in-copd-using-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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C S Johns, S Rajaram, D A Capener, C Oram, C Elliot, R Condliffe, D G Kiely, J M Wild, A J Swift
PURPOSE: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is associated with a poor outcome in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is diagnosed invasively. We aimed to assess the diagnostic accuracy and prognostic value of non-invasive cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) models. METHODS: Patients with COPD and suspected PH, who underwent CMR and right heart catheter (RHC) were identified. Three candidate models were assessed: 1, CMR-RV model, based on right ventricular (RV) mass and interventricular septal angle; 2, CMR PA/RV includes RV mass, septal angle and pulmonary artery (PA) measurements; 3, the Alpha index, based on RV ejection fraction and PA size...
November 16, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147168/study-of-the-characteristics-of-pulmonary-trunk-in-pulmonary-hypertension-secondary-to-left-heart-disease-using-pressure-velocity-loops-pu-loops
#14
Shizuo Hanya, Kengo Yoshii, Motoaki Sugawara
Objectives: Although pulmonary hypertension (PH) caused by left heart disease (PH-LHD) is more common in PH, little is known about its properties of pulmonary artery (PA) in PH-LHD. The purpose of this study was to measure pulmonary regional pulse wave velocity (PWV) and to quantify the magnitude of reflected waves in patients with PH-LHD by the analysis of the pressure-velocity loops (PU-loop). Methods: High-fidelity PA pressure (Pm) and PA velocity (Vm) were measured in 11 subjects with PH-LHD (mean Pm>25 mmHg), 1 subject with atrial septal defect (ASD) without PH and 12 control subjects, using multisensor catheters...
September 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145709/defining-a-unified-vascular-phenotype-in-systemic-sclerosis
#15
REVIEW
Yannick Allanore, Oliver Distler, Marco Matucci-Cerinic, Christopher P Denton
Microcirculation impairment and related vasculopathy is a hallmark of systemic sclerosis. Digital ulcers are second only to Raynaud's phenomenon as a vascular complication occurring in scleroderma patients. Digital ulcers are painful and generate disability. Furthermore, patients may develop recurrent digital ulcers and one may ask whether the outcomes of such patients might be different to those of unaffected ones. Recently several registries have provided relevant information about digital ulcers. Male sex and severe skin disease seem to be the main associated factors observed in several registries...
November 16, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145311/pulmonary-hypertension-as-a-manifestation-of-mitochondrial-disease-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
Shan Xu, Xiaoling Xu, Jisong Zhang, Kejing Ying, Yuquan Shao, Ruifeng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial diseases are a group of multisystem heterogeneous diseases caused by pathologic dysfunction of the mitochondrial respiratory chain. A wide range of clinical expression has been described. However, pulmonary hypertension has rarely been described in association with mitochondrial disease until the past decade, and there is no currently recognized treatment for the pulmonary hypertension complicated with mitochondrial disorder. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reported the case of a 15-year-old boy who presented with shortness of breath and exercise limitation after a cold, and the diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension was confirmed by right heart catheter...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143686/acute-phase-proteins-and-markers-of-oxidative-stress-to-assess-the-severity-of-the-pulmonary-hypertension-in-heartworm-infected-dogs
#17
Elena Carretón, José Joaquín Cerón, Silvia Martínez-Subiela, Asta Tvarijonaviciute, Alicia Caro-Vadillo, José Alberto Montoya-Alonso
BACKGROUND: Canine heartworm infection is characterized by pulmonary endarteritis and pulmonary hypertension (PH). The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between PH with the concentrations of different positive (C-reactive protein [CRP] and haptoglobin [Hp]) and negative (albumin and paraoxonase-1 [PON-1]) acute phase proteins (APP), as well as the oxidative stress, by measuring glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and total antioxidant capacity (TAC) in 27 heartworm-infected dogs on Day 0 (diagnosis) and Day 120 (1 month after the last adulticide injection)...
November 9, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143661/heartworm-associated-respiratory-disease-hard-induced-by-immature-adult-dirofilaria-immitis-in-cats
#18
A Ray Dillon, Byron L Blagburn, Michael Tillson, William Brawner, Betsy Welles, Calvin Johnson, Russell Cattley, Pat Rynders, Sharron Barney
BACKGROUND: A controlled, blind research study was conducted to define the initial inflammatory response and lung damage associated with the death of immature adult Dirofilaria immitis in cats as compared with cats developing adult heartworm infections and cats on preventive medication. METHODS: Three groups of cats were utilized, 10 per group. All cats were infected with 100 third-stage (L3) larvae by subcutaneous injection. Group A cats were treated topically with selamectin (Revolution®; Zoetis) per label directions at 28 days post infection (PI) and once monthly for 8 months...
November 9, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143246/isolated-right-ventricular-ischemia-by-spect-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-in-a-patient-with-coronary-artery-disease-and-pulmonary-hypertension
#19
Ayman A Farag, Federico G De Puy, Fadi G Hage
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November 15, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142810/the-role-of-ivabradine-in-diastolic-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-a-doppler-echocardiographic-study
#20
Federico Cacciapuoti, Valerio Massimo Magro, Michele Caturano, Diana Lama, Fulvio Cacciapuoti
Background: Ivabradine (IVA) is effective in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) or systolic heart failure in sinus rhythm. Its action consists in reducing heart rate (HR) and improving the time of left ventricular (LV) diastolic filling. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of IVA added to conventional therapy on patients with diastolic heart failure (DHF) and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Methods: We evaluated 25 patients with DHF in the New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class II-III and sinus rhythm...
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
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