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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324970/development-of-data-acquisition-components-for-simultaneous-recording-of-3d-epicardial-and-surface-ecg-signals-in-the-langendorff-perfusion-apparatus
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Ryan Wade Selby, Anup Jonchhe, Chen Kaplan, Coeli M Lopes, Behnaz Ghoraani
Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) claims 7 million lives per year. The importance of myocardial electrogram (EGM) repolarization alternans and surface electrocardiogram (ECG) T-wave alternans is gaining traction for understanding the underlying SCD mechanisms. However, the relationship between the 3D spatial distribution of myocardial EGMs and surface ECG with respect to SCD has yet to be investigated. To make this happen, a modified data acquisition system has been developed and fabricated in conjunction with the Langendorff perfusion system to enable simultaneous recording and analysis of the 3D spatial distribution of myocardial EGMs and the surface ECG...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319168/targeting-chronic-cardiac-remodeling-with-cardiac-progenitor-cells-in-a-murine-model-of-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#2
Janine C Deddens, Dries A Feyen, Peter-Paul Zwetsloot, Maike A Brans, Sailay Siddiqi, Linda W van Laake, Pieter A Doevendans, Joost P Sluijter
BACKGROUND: Translational failure for cardiovascular disease is a substantial problem involving both high research costs and an ongoing lack of novel treatment modalities. Despite the progress already made, cell therapy for chronic heart failure in the clinical setting is still hampered by poor translation. We used a murine model of chronic ischemia/reperfusion injury to examine the effect of minimally invasive application of cardiac progenitor cells (CPC) in cardiac remodeling and to improve clinical translation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317159/surgical-planning-for-a-complex-double-outlet-right-ventricle-using-3d-printing
#3
Puneet Bhatla, Justin T Tretter, Sathish Chikkabyrappa, Sujata Chakravarti, Ralph S Mosca
Rapid prototyping may be beneficial in properly selected cases of complex congenital heart disease, providing detailed anatomical understanding that helps to guide potential surgical and cardiac catheterization interventions. We present a case of double-outlet right ventricle, where the decision to obtain a three-dimensional printed model helped for better understanding of the anatomy, with the additional advantage of surgical simulation in planning the surgical approach and type of surgical repair.
March 19, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302656/3d-transoesophageal-echocardiography-in-the-tavi-sizing-arena-should-we-do-it-and-how-do-we-do-it
#4
REVIEW
Caroline Bleakley, Mehdi Eskandari, Mark Monaghan
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) was initially proven as an alternative to valve replacement therapy in those beyond established risk thresholds for conventional surgery. With time the technique has been methodically refined and offered to a progressively lower risk cohort, and with this evolution has come that of the significant imaging requirements of valve implantation. This review discusses the role of transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) in the current TAVI arena, aligning it with that of cardiac computed tomography, and outlining how TOE can be used most effectively both prior to and during TAVI in order to optimise outcomes...
March 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297439/patient-specific-17-segment-myocardial-modeling-on-a-bull-s-eye-map
#5
Joonho Jung, Young-Hak Kim, Namkug Kim, Dong Hyun Yang
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate cardiac computed tomography (CT) quantitative analysis software with a patient-specific, 17-segment myocardial model that uses electrocardiogram (ECG)-gated cardiac CT images to differentiate between normal controls and severe aortic stenosis (AS) patients. ECG-gated cardiac CT images from 35 normal controls and 144 AS patients were semiautomatically segmented to create a patient-specific, 17-segment myocardial model. Two experts then manually determined the anterior and posterior interventricular grooves to be boundaries between the 1st and 2nd segments and between the 3rd and 4th segments, respectively, to correct the model...
September 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296296/biplane-interventional-pediatric-system-with-cone-beam-ct-dose-and-image-quality-characterization-for-the-default-protocols
#6
Eva Corredoira, Eliseo Vañó, Luis Alejo, Carlos Ubeda, Federico Gutiérrez-Larraya, Julia Garayoa
The aim of this study was to assess image quality and radiation dose of a biplane angiographic system with cone-beam CT (CBCT) capability tuned for pediatric cardiac procedures. The results of this study can be used to explore dose reduction techniques. For pulsed fluoroscopy and cine modes, polymethyl methacrylate phantoms of various thicknesses and a Leeds TOR 18-FG test object were employed. Various fields of view (FOV) were selected. For CBCT, the study employed head and body dose phantoms, Catphan 504, and an anthropomorphic cardiology phantom...
July 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292302/impact-of-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-ellipticity-on-the-grading-of-aortic-stenosis-in-patients-with-normal-ejection-fraction
#7
Frédéric Maes, Sophie Pierard, Christophe de Meester, Jamila Boulif, Mihaela Amzulescu, David Vancraeynest, Anne-Catherine Pouleur, Agnès Pasquet, Bernhard Gerber, Jean-Louis Vanoverschelde
BACKGROUND: The pathophysiology of paradoxical low-gradient (LG) severe aortic stenosis (SAS) remains controversial. As low transvalvular flow has been implicated, we sought to investigate the impact of left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) ellipticity on the estimation of the LV stroke volume, the calculation of the aortic valve area (AVA) by use of the continuity equation and on AS severity grading. METHODS: We studied 190 consecutive patients (mean age: 72 ± 13 years; male: 57%) with SAS (indexed AVA < 0...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289983/stem-cell-spheroids-and-ex-vivo-niche-modeling-rationalization-and-scaling-up
#8
REVIEW
Isotta Chimenti, Diana Massai, Umberto Morbiducci, Antonio Paolo Beltrami, Maurizio Pesce, Elisa Messina
Improved protocols/devices for in vitro culture of 3D cell spheroids may provide essential cues for proper growth and differentiation of stem/progenitor cells (S/PCs) in their niche, allowing preservation of specific features, such as multi-lineage potential and paracrine activity. Several platforms have been employed to replicate these conditions and to generate S/PC spheroids for therapeutic applications. However, they incompletely reproduce the niche environment, with partial loss of its highly regulated network, with additional hurdles in the field of cardiac biology, due to debated resident S/PCs therapeutic potential and clinical translation...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284205/usage-of-3d-models-of-tetralogy-of-fallot-for-medical-education-impact-on-learning-congenital-heart-disease
#9
Yue-Hin Loke, Ashraf S Harahsheh, Axel Krieger, Laura J Olivieri
BACKGROUND: Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common human birth defect, and clinicians need to understand the anatomy to effectively care for patients with CHD. However, standard two-dimensional (2D) display methods do not adequately carry the critical spatial information to reflect CHD anatomy. Three-dimensional (3D) models may be useful in improving the understanding of CHD, without requiring a mastery of cardiac imaging. The study aimed to evaluate the impact of 3D models on how pediatric residents understand and learn about tetralogy of Fallot following a teaching session...
March 11, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279973/three-dimensional-cardiac-microtissues-composed-of-cardiomyocytes-and-endothelial-cells-co-differentiated-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells
#10
Elisa Giacomelli, Milena Bellin, Luca Sala, Berend J van Meer, Leon G J Tertoolen, Valeria V Orlova, Christine L Mummery
Cardiomyocytes and endothelial cells in the heart are in close proximity and in constant dialogue. Endothelium regulates the size of the heart, supplies oxygen to the myocardium and secretes factors that support cardiomyocyte function. Robust and predictive cardiac disease models that faithfully recapitulate native human physiology in vitro would therefore ideally incorporate this cardiomyocyte-endothelium crosstalk. Here, we have generated and characterized human cardiac microtissues in vitro that integrate both cell types in complex 3D structures...
March 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279745/novel-algorithm-for-accelerated-electroanatomical-mapping-and-prediction-of-earliest-activation-of-focal-cardiac-arrhythmias-using-mathematical-optimization
#11
Tobias Weber, Hugo A Katus, Sebastian Sager, Eberhard P Scholz
BACKGROUND: Premature beats (PBs) are a common finding in patients suffering from structural heart disease, but they can also be present in healthy individuals. Catheter ablation represents a suitable therapeutic approach. However, the exact localization of the origin can be challenging, especially in cases of low PB burden during the procedure. OBJECTIVE: Based on the hypothesis that mathematical optimization would significantly accelerate the localization of earliest activation we developed an automated mapping algorithm...
March 6, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279178/validation-of-diffusion-tensor-mri-measurements-of-cardiac-microstructure-with-structure-tensor-synchrotron-radiation-imaging
#12
Irvin Teh, Darryl McClymont, Marie-Christine Zdora, Hannah J Whittington, Valentina Davidoiu, Jack Lee, Craig A Lygate, Christoph Rau, Irene Zanette, Jürgen E Schneider
BACKGROUND: Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is widely used to assess tissue microstructure non-invasively. Cardiac DTI enables inference of cell and sheetlet orientations, which are altered under pathological conditions. However, DTI is affected by many factors, therefore robust validation is critical. Existing histological validation is intrinsically flawed, since it requires further tissue processing leading to sample distortion, is routinely limited in field-of-view and requires reconstruction of three-dimensional volumes from two-dimensional images...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276071/cfd-and-bernoulli-based-pressure-drop-estimates-a-comparison-using-patient-anatomies-from-heart-and-aortic-valve-segmentation-of-ct-images
#13
Jürgen Weese, Angela Lungu, Jochen Peters, Frank M Weber, Irina Waechter-Stehle, D Rodney Hose
PURPOSE: An aortic valve stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of the aortic valve (AV). It impedes blood flow and is often quantified by the geometric orifice area of the AV (AVA) and the pressure drop (PD). Using the Bernoulli equation, a relation between the PD and the effective orifice area (EOA) represented by the area of the vena contracta (VC) downstream of the AV can be derived. We investigate the relation between the AVA and the EOA using patient anatomies derived from cardiac computed tomography (CT) angiography images and computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations...
March 9, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273884/2d-qsar-and-3d-qsar-comsia-studies-on-a-series-of-r-2-2-1h-indol-2-yl-ethyl-amino-1-phenylethan-1-ol-with-human-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-adrenergic-activity
#14
Gastón Apablaza, Luisa Montoya, Cesar Morales-Verdejo, Marco Mellado, Mauricio Cuellar, Carlos F Lagos, Jorge Soto-Delgado, Hery Chung, Carlos David Pessoa-Mahana, Jaime Mella
The β₃ adrenergic receptor is raising as an important drug target for the treatment of pathologies such as diabetes, obesity, depression, and cardiac diseases among others. Several attempts to obtain selective and high affinity ligands have been made. Currently, Mirabegron is the only available drug on the market that targets this receptor approved for the treatment of overactive bladder. However, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in USA and the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) in UK have made reports of potentially life-threatening side effects associated with the administration of Mirabegron, casting doubts on the continuity of this compound...
March 5, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269520/3d-anatomical-reconstruction-of-human-cardiac-conduction-system-and-simulation-of-bundle-branch-block-after-tavi-procedure
#15
Andrew J Atkinson, Sanjay R Kharche, Michael G Bateman, Paul A Iaizzo, Halina Dobrzynski
The cardiac conduction system (CCS) is responsible for the initiation and propagation of action potentials through the heart ensuring efficient pumping of blood. Understanding the anatomy of the CCS and its relationship with other major cardiac components is important to help understand arrhythmias and how certain procedures may increase the incidence of arrhythmias developing. We sectioned a whole human heart and performed Masson's trichrome histology in order to identify the components of the CCS. The histology images were used to construct a 3D anatomical model...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269518/whole-heart-modeling-spatiotemporal-dynamics-of-electrical-wave-conduction-and-propagation
#16
Hui Yang, Yun Chen, Fabio M Leonelli
Cardiac electrical activities are varying in both space and time. Human heart consists of a fractal network of muscle cells, Purkinje fibers, arteries and veins. Whole-heart modeling of electrical wave conduction and propagation involves a greater level of complexity. Our previous work developed a computer model of the anatomically realistic heart and simulated the electrical conduction with the use of cellular automata. However, simplistic assumptions and rules limit its ability to provide an accurate approximation of real-world dynamics on the complex heart surface, due to sensitive dependence of nonlinear dynamical systems on initial conditions...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269197/inexact-coronary-tree-matching-algorithm-with-artificial-nodes
#17
Helene Feuillatre, Jean-Claude Nunes, Christine Toumoulin
Coronary tree matching is applied to plan percutaneous vascular procedures. This work, which allows following each segment of non-isomorphic coronary trees over time, precedes the determination of the best 2D angiography view from C-arm acquisition system for angioplasty procedure. To match two 3D coronary trees which represent two successive cardiac phases, we adapted a reference inexact tree matching algorithm based on association graph and maximum clique. To improve the pair-wise matching performance of our approach, artificial nodes are introduced to take into account the topology variation between 3D vascular trees...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269193/dynamic-mapping-of-ventricular-function-from-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#18
Maria Panayiotou, Peter Mountney, Alexander Brost, Daniel Toth, Tom Jackson, Jonathan M Behar, Christopher A Rinaldi, R James Housden, Kawal S Rhode
Heart failure is associated with substantial mortality and morbidity and remains the most common diagnosis in older patients. Based on experimental electrophysiologic studies, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) for heart failure results in a maximum resynchronization effect when applied to the most delayed left ventricular (LV) site. Current clinical practice is to identify the optimal site using separate visualisation of scar and activation information. These must be mentally mapped into 3D, which is challenging and time-consuming for the electrophysiologist...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269009/fundamentals-of-left-ventricular-volume-representation
#19
Peter L Kerkhof
The volume regulation graph is meant to relate the fundamental determinants of left ventricular (LV) function, namely end-systolic volume (ESV) and end-diastolic volume (EDV). This representation permits evaluation of the LV remodeling process, convenient stratification for clinically relevant covariates, as well as inscription of iso-stroke volume (SV) and iso-ejection fraction (EF) trajectories, the latter two as linear relationships. This retrospective study discusses LV volumetric parameters obtained from 155 patients (65 females) covering a wide spectrum of heart diseases...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268994/ultrasound-plane-wave-imaging-with-delay-multiply-and-sum-beamforming-and-coherent-compounding
#20
Giulia Matrone, Alessandro S Savoia, Giosue Caliano, Giovanni Magenes
Improving the frame rate is an important aspect in medical ultrasound imaging, particularly in 3D/4D cardiac applications. However, an accurate trade-off between the higher frame rate and image contrast and resolution should be performed. Plane-Wave Imaging (PWI) can potentially achieve frame rates in the order of 10 kHz, as it uses a single unfocused plane wave (and thus a single transmit event) to acquire the image of the entire region of interest. The lack of transmit focusing however causes a significant drop of image quality, which can be restored by coherently compounding several tilted plane-wave frames, at the expense of the frame rate...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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