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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235444/contact-guidance-for-cardiac-tissue-engineering-using-3d-bioprinted-gelatin-patterned-hydrogel
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Ajay Tijore, Scott Alexander Irvine, Udi Sarig, Priyadarshini Mhaisalkar, Vrushali Baisane, Subbu S Venkatraman
Here, we have developed a 3D bioprinted microchanneled gelatin hydrogel that promotes human mesenchymal stem cell (hMSC) myocardial commitment and supports native cardiomyocytes (CMs) contractile functionality. Firstly, we studied the effect of bioprinted microchanneled hydrogel on the alignment, elongation, and differentiation of hMSC. Notably, the cells displayed well defined F-actin anisotropy and elongated morphology on the microchanneled hydrogel, hence showing the effects of topographical control over cell behavior...
December 13, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233813/a-case-of-isolated-bicuspid-pulmonary-valve
#2
Ramasamy Manivarmane, Rebecca Taylor, Rajdeep Khattar
We present a 73 years old woman who presented with pelvic cancer, ongoing sepsis and presumably a new diastolic murmur. Her transthoracic echocardiogram, as part of a sepsis screen, showed an abnormal pulmonary valve with moderate regurgitation. Trans-oesophageal echocardiography using 3D imaging showed a bicuspid pulmonary valve as the cause for the moderate regurgitation, but with no clear source of infection. Bicuspid pulmonary valve as an isolated clinical entity is a rare finding in clinical practice. Bicuspid pulmonary valves tend to be more commonly associated with other congenital cardiac anomalies...
December 12, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233648/left-atrial-dysfunction-in-light-chain-cardiac-amyloidosis-and-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-a-comparative-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiographic-analysis-from-the-magyar-path-study
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Dóra Földeák, Árpád Kormányos, Péter Domsik, Anita Kalapos, Györgyike Á Piros, Nóra Ambrus, Zénó Ajtay, Róbert Sepp, Zita Borbényi, Tamás Forster, Attila Nemes
INTRODUCTION: While cardiac amyloidosis (CA) is a rare systemic disease characterized by extracellular deposition of protein-derived fibrils, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is histopathologically characterized by myocyte hypertrophy and disarray, interstitial fibrosis, and small intramural coronary arteriole dysplasia. The aim of the present study was to compare left atrial (LA) volumetric and functional characteristics between light-chain (AL) CA and HCM by three-dimensional (3D) speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE)...
December 9, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231013/-diagnostic-value-of-postmortem-ct-angiography-in-coronary-atherosclerosis
#4
H Qian, Y Shao, Z D Li, D H Zou, Z Q Qin, L Wan, Y J Chen
OBJECTIVES: To explore the application value of postmortem computed tomography (CT) angiography on diagnosis of coronary atherosclerotic stenosis degree. METHODS: Based on the previous experimental results, the postmortem CT angiography device of human isolated heart was improved. Different coronary atherosclerotic stenosis degree of sudden death cases was selected. Before the cardiac anatomy, hearts were removed out completely and CT angiography was performed immediately...
April 2017: Fa Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230178/human-cardiac-31p-mr-spectroscopy-at-3-tesla-cannot-detect-failing-myocardial-energy-homeostasis-during-exercise
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Adrianus J Bakermans, Jason N Bazil, Aart J Nederveen, Gustav J Strijkers, S Matthijs Boekholdt, Daniel A Beard, Jeroen A L Jeneson
Phosphorus-31 magnetic resonance spectroscopy (31P-MRS) is a unique non-invasive imaging modality for probing in vivo high-energy phosphate metabolism in the human heart. We investigated whether current 31P-MRS methodology would allow for clinical applications to detect exercise-induced changes in (patho-)physiological myocardial energy metabolism. Hereto, measurement variability and repeatability of three commonly used localized 31P-MRS methods [3D image-selected in vivo spectroscopy (ISIS) and 1D ISIS with 1D chemical shift imaging (CSI) oriented either perpendicular or parallel to the surface coil] to quantify the myocardial phosphocreatine (PCr) to adenosine triphosphate (ATP) ratio in healthy humans (n = 8) at rest were determined on a clinical 3 Tesla MR system...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226377/two-and-three-dimensional-transthoracic-echocardiographic-assessment-of-superior-vena-cava-crista-terminalis-and-right-atrial-appendage-using-the-right-parasternal-approach
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Mohammed J Arisha, Ming C Hsiung, Navin C Nanda, Ankur Gupta, David C George, Ahmed Elkaryoni, Kirolos Barssoum, Ahmed H Mohamed, Swetha Srialluri
BACKGROUND: The noninvasive assessment of superior vena cava (SVC), crista terminalis (CT), and the right atrial appendage (RAA) has clinical implications in determining the right atrium (RA) pressure in adult patients in whom the inferior vena cava cannot be imaged, in planning electrophysiological procedures and for evaluation of thrombi in RA/RAA. It is difficult to image these structures using standard two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (2DTTE), but the right parasternal approach has shown promise in the very few studies published so far...
December 11, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223692/recent-technological-advancements-in-cardiac-ultrasound-imaging
#7
REVIEW
Jaydev K Dave, Maureen E Mc Donald, Praveen Mehrotra, Andrew R Kohut, John R Eisenbrey, Flemming Forsberg
About 92.1 million Americans suffer from at least one type of cardiovascular disease. Worldwide, cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death (about 31% of all global deaths). Recent technological advancements in cardiac ultrasound imaging are expected to aid in the clinical diagnosis of many cardiovascular diseases. This article provides an overview of such recent technological advancements, specifically focusing on tissue Doppler imaging, strain imaging, contrast echocardiography, 3D echocardiography, point-of-care echocardiography, 3D volumetric flow assessments, and elastography...
November 23, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222861/zero-fluoroscopy-permanent-pacemaker-implantation-using-ensite-navx-system-clinical-viability-or-fanciful-technique
#8
Ping Guo, Jie Qiu, Yan Wang, Guangzhi Chen, Riccardo Proietti, Al-Selmi Fadhle, Chunxia Zhao, Dao Wen Wang
BACKGROUND: Fluoroscopy is the imaging modality routinely used for cardiac device implantation and electrophysiological procedures. Due to the rising concern regarding the harmful effects of radiation exposure to both the patients and operation staffs, novel 3D mapping systems have been developed and implemented in electrophysiological procedure for the navigation of catheters inside the heart chambers. Their applicability in cardiac device implantation has been rarely reported. Our aim is to evaluate the feasibility and safety of permanent pacemaker implantation without fluoroscopy...
December 9, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222852/free-breathing-whole-heart-3d-cine-magnetic-resonance-imaging-with-prospective-respiratory-motion-compensation
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Mehdi H Moghari, Ashita Barthur, Maria E Amaral, Tal Geva, Andrew J Powell
PURPOSE: To develop and validate a new prospective respiratory motion compensation algorithm for free-breathing whole-heart 3D cine steady-state free precession (SSFP) imaging. METHODS: In a 3D cine SSFP sequence, 4 excitations per cardiac cycle are re-purposed to prospectively track heart position. Specifically, their 1D image is reconstructed and routed into the scanner's standard diaphragmatic navigator processing system. If all 4 signals are in end-expiration, cine image data from the entire cardiac cycle is accepted for image reconstruction...
December 8, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222738/ct-based-3d-printing-is-superior-to-transesophageal-echocardiography-for-pre-procedure-planning-in-left-atrial-appendage-device-closure
#10
Edinrin Obasare, Sumeet K Mainigi, D Lynn Morris, Leandro Slipczuk, Igor Goykhman, Evan Friend, Mary Rodriguez Ziccardi, Gregg S Pressman
Accurate assessment of the left atrial appendage (LAA) is important for pre-procedure planning when utilizing device closure for stroke reduction. Sizing is traditionally done with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) but this is not always precise. Three-dimensional (3D) printing of the LAA may be more accurate. 24 patients underwent Watchman device (WD) implantation (71 ± 11 years, 42% female). All had complete 2-dimensional TEE. Fourteen also had cardiac computed tomography (CCT) with 3D printing to produce a latex model of the LAA for pre-procedure planning...
December 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221976/modeling-patient-specific-deformable-mitral-valves
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REVIEW
Olivia Ginty, John Moore, Terry Peters, Daniel Bainbridge
Medical imaging has advanced enormously over the last few decades, revolutionizing patient diagnostics and care. At the same time, additive manufacturing has emerged as a means of reproducing physical shapes and models previously not possible. In combination, they have given rise to 3-dimensional (3D) modeling, an entirely new technology for physicians. In an era in which 3D imaging has become a standard for aiding in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease, this visualization now can be taken further by bringing the patient's anatomy into physical reality as a model...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218487/3d-true-phase-polarity-recovery-with-independent-phase-estimation-using-three-tier-stacks-based-region-growing-3d-trips
#12
Haining Liu, Gregory J Wilson, Niranjan Balu, Jeffrey H Maki, Daniel S Hippe, Wei Wu, Hiroko Watase, Jinnan Wang, Martin L Gunn, Chun Yuan
OBJECTIVES: A postprocessing technique termed 3D true-phase polarity recovery with independent phase estimation using three-tier stacks based region growing (3D-TRIPS) was developed, which directly reconstructs phase-sensitive inversion-recovery images without acquisition of phase-reference images. The utility of this technique is demonstrated in myocardial late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A data structure with three tiers of stacks was used for 3D-TRIPS to directly achieve reliable region growing for successful background-phase estimation...
December 7, 2017: Magma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218016/synergistic-anti-arrhythmic-effects-in-human-atria-with-combined-use-of-sodium-blockers-and-acacetin
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Haibo Ni, Dominic G Whittaker, Wei Wang, Wayne R Giles, Sanjiv M Narayan, Henggui Zhang
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. Developing effective and safe anti-AF drugs remains an unmet challenge. Simultaneous block of both atrial-specific ultra-rapid delayed rectifier potassium (K+) current (IKur) and the Na+ current (INa) has been hypothesized to be anti-AF, without inducing significant QT prolongation and ventricular side effects. However, the antiarrhythmic advantage of simultaneously blocking these two channels vs. individual block in the setting of AF-induced electrical remodeling remains to be documented...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217342/cinematic-rendering-of-cardiac-ct-volumetric-data-principles-and-initial-observations
#14
Steven P Rowe, Pamela T Johnson, Elliot K Fishman
BACKGROUND: Cinematic rendering (CR) a new method of 3D computed tomography (CT) volumetric visualization that produces photorealistic images. As with traditional 3D visualization methods, CR may prove to be of value in providing important information when evaluating regions of complex anatomy such as the heart. METHODS: The gated, IV contrast-enhanced chest CT angiogram data from three recent patients were evaluated with CR. Image comparision demonstrates the difference between CR and traditional volume rendering (VR), owing to a more complex lighting model that enhances surface detail and produces realistic shadows to add depth to 3D visualizations...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216303/three-dimensional-self-gated-cardiac-mr-imaging-for-the-evaluation-of-myocardial-infarction-in-mouse-model-on-a-3t-clinical-mr-system
#15
Xiaoyong Zhang, Bensheng Qiu, Zijun Wei, Fei Yan, Caiyun Shi, Shi Su, Xin Liu, Jim X Ji, Guoxi Xie
PURPOSE: To develop and assess a three-dimensional (3D) self-gated technique for the evaluation of myocardial infarction (MI) in mouse model without the use of external electrocardiogram (ECG) trigger and respiratory motion sensor on a 3T clinical MR system. METHODS: A 3D T1-weighted GRE sequence with stack-of-stars sampling trajectories was developed and performed on six mice with MIs that were injected with a gadolinium-based contrast agent at a 3T clinical MR system...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216239/effects-of-early-afterdepolarizations-on-excitation-patterns-in-an-accurate-model-of-the-human-ventricles
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Enid Van Nieuwenhuyse, Gunnar Seemann, Alexander V Panfilov, Nele Vandersickel
Early Afterdepolarizations, EADs, are defined as the reversal of the action potential before completion of the repolarization phase, which can result in ectopic beats. However, the series of mechanisms of EADs leading to these ectopic beats and related cardiac arrhythmias are not well understood. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the influence of this single cell behavior on the whole heart level. For this study we used a modified version of the Ten Tusscher-Panfilov model of human ventricular cells (TP06) which we implemented in a 3D ventricle model including realistic fiber orientations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208857/assessment-of-subvalvular-apparatus-in-patients-with-rheumatic-mitral-stenosis-comparison-between-2d-and-3d-echocardiography
#17
S S Shakil, C M Ahmed, F I Khaled, S Nahar, R Perveen, H Pandit, D M Osmani
Mitral valve is the most involved valve in rheumatic heart disease especially in the form of mitral stenosis. Treatment options of mitral stenosis depend upon pattern, extent & the severity of disease and echocardiography has the key role in this area. Severity of involvement of subvalvular apparatus (SVA) is an important factor for determining the treatment option. 2D echocardiography (2DE) is conventionally used. With the advancement of echocardiographic technology 3D echocardiography (3DE) would offer better assessment of subvalvular apparatus...
October 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208458/inhibition-of-tgf-%C3%AE-pathway-reverts-extracellular-matrix-remodeling-in-t-cruzi-infected-cardiac-spheroids
#18
Patrícia M Ferrão, Líndice M Nisimura, Otacílio C Moreira, Marcelo G Land, Mirian C Pereira, Leila de Mendonça-Lima, Tania C Araujo-Jorge, Mariana C Waghabi, Luciana R Garzoni
Chagasic cardiomyopathy (CC) is the main manifestation of Chagas Disease (CD). CC is a progressive dysfunctional illness, in which transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) plays a central role in fibrogenesis and hypertrophy. In the present study, we tested in a three-dimensional (3D) model of cardiac cells culture (named cardiac spheroids), capable of mimicking the aspects of fibrosis and hypertrophy observed in CC, the role of TGF-β pathway inhibition in restoring extracellular matrix (ECM) balance disrupted by T...
December 2, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208418/left-atrial-volumes-and-strain-in-healthy-children-measured-by-three-dimensional-echocardiography-normal-values-and-maturational-changes
#19
Sunil J Ghelani, David W Brown, Joseph D Kuebler, Douglas Perrin, Divya Shakti, David N Williams, Gerald R Marx, Steven D Colan, Tal Geva, David M Harrild
BACKGROUND: Assessment of left atrial (LA) size and function is important in a number of pediatric cardiac conditions including those affecting the diastolic performance of the left ventricle. Measurements of LA volume and strain by two-dimensional echocardiography rely upon inaccurate geometric assumptions and are hampered by out-of-plane motion. The objective of this study was to characterize LA volumes and strain by three-dimensional echocardiography in healthy children. METHODS: LA volumes and strain were retrospectively measured by three-dimensional echocardiography in healthy children with no known structural or functional heart disease using a commercial speckle-tracking package applied to the LA to compute maximum volume (Vmax), minimum volume (Vmin), ejection volume (LAEV), ejection fraction (LAEF), and the following components of global strain: 3D principal (3DS), longitudinal (GLS), and circumferential (GCS)...
December 2, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206322/4d-flow-mri-cardiac-function-and-t1-mapping-association-of-valve-mediated-changes-in-aortic-hemodynamics-with-left-ventricular-remodeling
#20
Julia Geiger, Amir A Rahsepar, Kenichiro Suwa, Alex Powell, Ahmadreza Ghasemiesfe, Alex J Barker, Jeremy D Collins, James C Carr, Michael Markl
BACKGROUND: Patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) show altered hemodynamics in the ascending aorta that can be assessed by 4D flow MRI. PURPOSE: Comprehensive cardiac MRI was applied to test the hypothesis that BAV-mediated changes in aortic hemodynamics (wall shear stress [WSS] and velocity) are associated with parameters of left ventricular (LV) remodeling. STUDY TYPE: Retrospective data analysis. POPULATION: Forty-nine BAV patients (mean age = 50...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
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