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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732246/inspiration-from-heart-development-biomimetic-development-of-functional-human-cardiac-organoids
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Dylan J Richards, Robert C Coyle, Yu Tan, Jia Jia, Kerri Wong, Katelynn Toomer, Donald R Menick, Ying Mei
Recent progress in human organoids has provided 3D tissue systems to model human development, diseases, as well as develop cell delivery systems for regenerative therapies. While direct differentiation of human embryoid bodies holds great promise for cardiac organoid production, intramyocardial cell organization during heart development provides biological foundation to fabricate human cardiac organoids with defined cell types. Inspired by the intramyocardial organization events in coronary vasculogenesis, where a diverse, yet defined, mixture of cardiac cell types self-organizes into functional myocardium in the absence of blood flow, we have developed a defined method to produce scaffold-free human cardiac organoids that structurally and functionally resembled the lumenized vascular network in the developing myocardium, supported hiPSC-CM development and possessed fundamental cardiac tissue-level functions...
July 12, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731928/serious-game-versus-online-course-for-pretraining-medical-students-before-a-simulation-based-mastery-learning-course-on-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-a-randomised-controlled-study
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David Drummond, Paul Delval, Sonia Abdenouri, Jennifer Truchot, Pierre-François Ceccaldi, Patrick Plaisance, Alice Hadchouel, Antoine Tesnière
BACKGROUND: Although both recorded lectures and serious games have been used to pretrain health professionals before simulation training on cardiopulmonary resuscitation, they have never been compared. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare an online course and a serious game for pretraining medical students before simulation-based mastery learning on the management of sudden cardiac arrest. DESIGN: A randomised controlled trial. Participants were pretrained using the online course or the serious game on day 1 and day 7...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726575/bioprinting-pattern-dependent-electrical-mechanical-behavior-of-cardiac-alginate-implants-characterization-and-ex-vivo-phase-contrast-microtomography-assessment
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Mohammad Izadifar, Paul Babyn, Michael E Kelly, Dean Chapman, Xiongbiao Chen
Three-dimensional (3D)-bioprinting techniques may be used to modulate electrical/mechanical properties and porosity of hydrogel constructs for fabrication of suitable cardiac implants. Notably, characterization of these properties after implantation remains a challenge, raising the need for the development of novel quantitative imaging techniques for monitoring hydrogel implant behavior in-situ. This study aims to (i) assess the influence of hydrogel bioprinting patterns on electrical/mechanical behavior of cardiac implants based on a 3D-printing technique and (ii) investigate the potential of synchrotron X-ray phase contrast computed tomography (PCI-CT) for estimating elastic modulus/impedance/porosity and microstructural features of 3D-printed cardiac implants in-situ via an ex-vivo study...
July 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724752/the-fluid-mechanics-of-transcatheter-heart-valve-leaflet-thrombosis-in-the-neo-sinus
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Prem A Midha, Vrishank Raghav, Rahul Sharma, Jose F Condado, Ikechukwu U Okafor, Tanya Rami, Gautam Kumar, Vinod H Thourani, Hasan Jilaihawi, Vasilis Babaliaros, Raj R Makkar, Ajit P Yoganathan
Background -Transcatheter heart valve (THV) thrombosis has been increasingly reported. In these studies, thrombus quantification has been based on 2D assessment of a 3D phenomenon. Methods -Post-procedural four-dimensional, volume-rendered CT (4DCT) data of CoreValve, Evolut R, and SAPIEN 3 transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) patients enrolled in the RESOLVE trial were included in this analysis. Patients on anticoagulation were excluded. SAPIEN 3 and CoreValve/Evolut R patients with and without hypo-attenuated leaflet thickening (HALT) were included in order to study differences between groups...
July 19, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722201/susceptibility-induced-distortion-correction-in-hyperpolarized-echo-planar-imaging
#5
Jack J Miller, Angus Z Lau, Damian J Tyler
PURPOSE: Echo planar imaging is an attractive rapid imaging readout that can image hyperpolarized compounds in vivo. By alternating the sign of the phase encoding gradient waveform, spatial offsets arising from uncertain frequency shifts can be determined. We show here that blip-reversed echo planar imaging can also be used to correct for susceptibility and B0 inhomogeneity effects that would otherwise produce image-domain distortion in the heart. METHODS: Previously acquired blip-reversed cardiac 3D-Spectral-Spatial echo planar imaging volumetric timecourses of hyperpolarized [1-(13) C]pyruvate were distortion corrected by a deformation field estimated by reconstructing signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)-weighted progressively subsampled temporally summed images of each metabolite...
July 19, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722134/location-variations-and-predictors-of-epicardial-fat-mapping-using-multi-detector-computed-tomography-to-assist-epicardial-ventricular-tachycardia-ablation
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Mariaileen Sourwine, Jean Jeudy, Brian Miller, Rama Vunnam, Hasan Imanli, Olurotimi Mesubi, Martine Etienne-Mesubi, Vincent See, Stephen Shorofsky, Timm Dickfeld
BACKGROUND: A significant number of ventricular tachycardia circuits are located close to the epicardial surface and are amendable to epicardial ablation. Epicardial fat often interferes with substrate mapping and ablation, though little is known regarding the distribution of fat and its fluctuation with the cardiac cycle. METHODS: We studied 40 patients who underwent a 64-slice MDCT in order to describe patterns of epicardial fat distribution, variation during cardiac cycle and clinical predictors of epicardial fat...
July 19, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715970/scaffold-in-scaffold-potential-to-induce-growth-and-differentiation-of-cardiac-progenitor-cells
#7
Matteo Ciocci, Federico Mochi, Felicia Carotenuto, Emilia Di Giovanni, Paolo Prosposito, Roberto Francini, Fabio De Matteis, Igor Reshetov, Mauro Casalboni, Sonia Melino, Paolo Di Nardo
The design of reliable biocompatible and biodegradable scaffolds remains one of the most important challenges for tissue engineering. In fact, properly designed scaffolds must display an adequate and interconnected porosity to facilitate cell spreading and colonization of the inner layers, and must release physical signals concurring to modulate cell function to ultimately drive cell fate. In the present study, a combination of optimal mechanical and biochemical properties has been considered to design a one-component 3D multitextured hydrogel scaffold in order to favor cell-scaffold interactions...
July 17, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715377/creation-of-cardiac-tissue-exhibiting-mechanical-integration-of-spheroids-using-3d-bioprinting
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Chin Siang Ong, Takuma Fukunishi, Andrew Nashed, Adriana Blazeski, Huaitao Zhang, Samantha Hardy, Deborah DiSilvestre, Luca Vricella, John Conte, Leslie Tung, Gordon Tomaselli, Narutoshi Hibino
This protocol describes 3D bioprinting of cardiac tissue without the use of biomaterials, using only cells. Cardiomyocytes, endothelial cells and fibroblasts are first isolated, counted and mixed at desired cell ratios. They are co-cultured in individual wells in ultra-low attachment 96-well plates. Within 3 days, beating spheroids form. These spheroids are then picked up by a nozzle using vacuum suction and assembled on a needle array using a 3D bioprinter. The spheroids are then allowed to fuse on the needle array...
July 2, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712559/impact-of-percutaneous-mitral-valvuloplasty-on-left-ventricular-function-in-patients-with-mitral-stenosis-assessed-by-3d-echocardiography
#9
William Antonio M Esteves, Lucas Lodi-Junqueira, Juliana Rodrigues Soares, Guilherme Rafael Sant'Anna Athayde, Gabriela Assunção Goebel, Lucas Amorim Carvalho, Xin Zeng, Judy Hung, Timothy C Tan, Maria Carmo Pereira Nunes
BACKGROUND: The status of intrinsic left ventricular (LV) contractility in patients with isolated rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS) has been debated. The acute changes in loading conditions after percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty (PMV) may affect LV performance. We aimed to examine the acute effects of PMV on LV function and identify factors associated with LV ejection fraction (LVEF) changes, and determinants of long-term events following the procedure. METHODS: One hundred and forty-two patients who underwent PMV for symptomatic rheumatic MS (valve area of 0...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711164/on-estimating-intraventricular-hemodynamic-forces-from-endocardial-dynamics-a-comparative-study-with-4d-flow-mri
#10
Gianni Pedrizzetti, Per M Arvidsson, Johannes Töger, Rasmus Borgquist, Federico Domenichini, Håkan Arheden, Einar Heiberg
Intraventricular pressure gradients or hemodynamic forces, which are their global measure integrated over the left ventricular volume, have a fundamental importance in ventricular function. They may help revealing a sub-optimal cardiac function that is not evident in terms of tissue motion, which is naturally heterogeneous and variable, and can influence cardiac adaptation. However, hemodynamic forces are not utilized in clinical cardiology due to the unavailability of simple non-invasive measurement tools...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710871/detection-and-quantification-of-coronary-calcium-from-dual-energy-chest-x-rays-phantom-feasibility-study
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Bo Zhou, Di Wen, Katelyn Nye, Robert C Gilkeson, Brendan Eck, David Jordan, David L Wilson
PURPOSE: We have demonstrated the ability to identify coronary calcium, a reliable biomarker of coronary artery disease, using non-gated, 2-shot, dual energy (DE) chest x-ray imaging. Here we will use digital simulations, backed up by measurements, to characterize DE calcium signals and the role of potential confounds such as beam hardening, x-ray scatter, cardiac motion, and pulmonary artery pulsation. For the DE calcium signal, we will consider quantification, as compared to CT calcium score, and visualization...
July 15, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710467/human-ipsc-derived-cardiomyocytes-cultured-in-3d-engineered-heart-tissue-show-physiological-upstroke-velocity-and-sodium-current-density
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Marc D Lemoine, Ingra Mannhardt, Kaja Breckwoldt, Maksymilian Prondzynski, Frederik Flenner, Bärbel Ulmer, Marc N Hirt, Christiane Neuber, András Horváth, Benjamin Kloth, Hermann Reichenspurner, Stephan Willems, Arne Hansen, Thomas Eschenhagen, Torsten Christ
Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CM) are a promising tool for drug testing and modelling genetic disorders. Abnormally low upstroke velocity is a current limitation. Here we investigated the use of 3D engineered heart tissue (EHT) as a culture method with greater resemblance to human heart tissue in comparison to standard technique of 2D monolayer (ML) format. INa was measured in ML or EHT using the standard patch-clamp technique. INa density was ~1.8 fold larger in EHT (-18...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710068/gq-activated-fibroblasts-induce-cardiomyocyte-action-potential-prolongation-and-automaticity-in-a-3d-microtissue-environment
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Celinda M Kofron, Tae Yun Kim, Michelle E King, An Xie, Feng Feng, Elizabeth Park, Zhilin Qu, Bum-Rak Choi, Ulrike Mende
Cardiac fibroblasts (CFs) are known to regulate cardiomyocyte (CM) function in vivo and in 2D in vitro cultures. This study examined the effect of CF activation on the regulation of CM electrical activity in a 3D microtissue environment. Using a scaffold-free 3D platform with interspersed neonatal rat ventricular CMs and CFs, Gq-mediated signaling was selectively enhanced in CFs by Gαq adenoviral infection prior to co-seeding with CMs in non-adhesive hydrogels. After 3 days, the microtissues were analyzed by signaling assay, histological staining, quantitative PCR, Western blots, optical mapping with voltage- or calcium-sensitive dyes, and microelectrode recordings of CF resting membrane potential (RMPCF)...
July 14, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707365/use-of-3-d-digital-subtraction-rotational-angiography-during-cardiac-catheterization-of-infants-and-adults-with-congenital-heart-diseases
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Sushitha Surendran, B Rush Waller, Lucas Elijovich, Vijaykumar Agrawal, Andrew Kuhls-Gilcrist, Jason Johnson, Thomas Fagan, Shyam K Sathanandam
OBJECTIVE: To compare image quality, radiation and contrast doses required to obtain 3D-Digital subtraction rotational angiography (3D-DSRA) with 3D-Digital rotational angiography (3D-DRA) in infants (children ≤ 2 years of age) and adults with congenital heart diseases (ACHD). BACKGROUND: 3D-DRA can be performed with radiation doses comparable to bi-plane cine-angiography. However, 3D-DRA in infants requires a large contrast volume. The resolution of 3D-DRA performed in ACHD patients is limited by their soft tissue density...
July 14, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706865/echocardiography-of-the-tricuspid-valve-acknowledgements
#15
Jamahal Luxford, Levi Bassin, Michael D'Ambra
The tricuspid valve (TV), although occasionally considered "neglected" is the subject of renewed and increasing interest. Factors include an awareness that tricuspid value dysfunction is influential in patient outcomes, an improving understanding of valve anatomy and function and evolving techniques available to address tricuspid regurgitation. Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) can be classified as being due to primary diseases of the valve or functional in nature, with the majority being functional. Whilst it was previously believed that such functional TR, resulting from left sided disease, would resolve after correction of the underlying pathology this is now known not to be true...
May 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704916/three-dimensional-echocardiography-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease
#16
REVIEW
Hyun Suk Yang
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is now more common in adults than in children due to improvements in fetal echo, neonatal and pediatric care, and surgical techniques leading to dramatically increased survivability into adulthood. Adult patients with CHD, regardless of prior cardiac surgery, experience further cardiac problems or therapeutic challenges; therefore, a non-invasive, easily accessible echocardiographic examination is an essential follow-up tool. Among echocardiographic modalities, three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography provides better delineation of spatial relationships in complex cardiac geometries and more accurate volumetric information without geometric assumptions...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701763/free-of-acrylamide-sds-based-tissue-clearing-fastclear-for-three-dimensional-visualization-of-myocardial-tissue
#17
Filippo Perbellini, Alan K L Liu, Samuel A Watson, Ifigeneia Bardi, Stephen M Rothery, Cesare M Terracciano
Several pathologic conditions of the heart lead to cardiac structural remodelling. Given the high density and the opaque nature of the myocardium, deep three dimensional (3D) imaging is difficult to achieve and structural analysis of pathological myocardial structure is often limited to two dimensional images and of thin myocardial sections. Efficient methods to obtain optical clearing of the tissue for 3D visualisation are therefore needed. Here we describe a rapid, simple and versatile Free-of-Acrylamide SDS-based Tissue Clearing (FASTClear) protocol specifically designed for cardiac tissue...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692967/phase-vector-incompressible-registration-algorithm-pvira-for-motion-estimation-from-tagged-magnetic-resonance-images
#18
Fangxu Xing, Jonghye Woo, Arnold D Gomez, Dzung L Pham, Philip V Bayly, Maureen Stone, Jerry L Prince
Tagged magnetic resonance imaging has been used for decades to observe and quantify motion and strain of deforming tissue. It is challenging to obtain three-dimensional (3D) motion estimates due to a tradeoff between image slice density and acquisition time. Typically, interpolation methods are used either to combine two-dimensional motion extracted from sparse slice acquisitions into 3D motion or to construct a dense volume from sparse acquisitions before image registration methods are applied. This paper proposes a new phase-based 3D motion estimation technique that first computes harmonic phase volumes from interpolated tagged slices and then matches them using an image registration framework...
July 4, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691482/sensitive-electrochemical-detection-of-nitric-oxide-release-from-cardiac-and-cancer-cells-via-a-hierarchical-nanoporous-gold-microelectrode
#19
Zhonggang Liu, Ashley Nemec-Bakk, Neelam Khaper, Aicheng Chen
The importance of nitric oxide (NO) in many biological processes has garnered increasing research interest in the design and development of efficient technologies for the sensitive detection of NO. Here we report on a novel gold microelectrode with a unique three-dimensional (3D) hierarchical nanoporous structure for the electrochemical sensing of NO, which was fabricated via a facile electrochemical alloying/dealloying method. Following the treatment, the electrochemically active surface area (ECSA) of the gold microelectrode was significantly increased by 22...
July 19, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690545/spatial-patterns-of-excitation-at-tissue-and-whole-organ-level-due-to-early-afterdepolarizations
#20
REVIEW
Nele Vandersickel, Enid Van Nieuwenhuyse, Gunnar Seemann, Alexander V Panfilov
Early after depolarizations (EAD) occur in many pathological conditions, such as congenital or acquired channelopathies, drug induced arrhythmias, and several other situations that are associated with increased arrhythmogenicity. In this paper we present an overview of the relevant computational studies on spatial EAD dynamics in 1D, 2D, and in 3D anatomical models and discuss the relation of EADs to cardiac arrhythmias. We also discuss unsolved problems and highlight new lines of research in this area.
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
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