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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341014/cardiac-mri-in-small-animals
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Min-Chi Ku, Till Huelnhagen, Thoralf Niendorf, Andreas Pohlmann
Cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of mice is a valuable tool for the precise in vivo diagnosis and prognosis of heart defects. This detailed protocol describes the method of cardiac MR imaging in mice step by step. A series of MR images captures the contractile function of the mouse heart and post-processing of the image data yields morphometric parameters (myocardial mass, myocardial wall thickness, ventricular end-systolic and end-diastolic volume) as well as functional parameters (stroke volume and ejection fraction)...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340989/gated-spect-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-with-cadmium-zinc-telluride-detectors-allows-real-time-assessment-of-dobutamine-stress-induced-wall-motion-abnormalities
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Rene Nkoulou, Mathias Wolfrum, Aju P Pazhenkottil, Michael Fiechter, Ronny R Buechel, Oliver Gaemperli, Philipp A Kaufmann
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF) during high dobutamine stress (HD) by real-time gated-SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) on a cadmium-zinc-telluride (CZT) gamma camera was validated versus cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR). METHODS AND RESULTS: After injecting 99mTc-tetrofosmin (320 MBq) in 50 patients (mean age 64 +/- 11 years), EF at rest and post-stress as well as relevant changes in EF at HD (ΔEF ≥ 5%) were assessed. CZT and CMR rest EF values yielded an excellent correlation and agreement (r = 0...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340986/comparison-of-maximal-rubidium-82-activities%C3%A2-for%C3%A2-myocardial-blood-flow-quantification-between-digital-and-conventional-pet-systems
#3
Joris D van Dijk, Pieter L Jager, Jochen A C van Osch, Maryam Khodaverdi, Jorn A van Dalen
BACKGROUND: PET-based myocardial blood flow (MBF) quantification can be inaccurate when using high tracer activities. Our aim was to derive the maximal Rubidium-82 activity for MBF assessment using a new digital PET system and compare the results with conventional analog systems. METHODS: 1.8 GBq Rubidium-82 was injected into the cardiac insert of an anthropomorphic torso phantom. Data were acquired for 10 min using an Ingenuity TF (Philips Healthcare), Discovery 690 (D690, GE Healthcare), and digital PET prototype system (Philips Healthcare)...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340889/quantification-of-myocardial-perfusion-defect-size-in-rats-comparison-between-quantitative-perfusion-spect-and-autoradiography
#4
Hiroshi Wakabayashi, Junichi Taki, Anri Inaki, Tomo Hiromasa, Koichi Okuda, Takayuki Shibutani, Kazuhiro Shiba, Seigo Kinuya
PURPOSE: Ultra-high resolution single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) system, using multiple pinhole collimators, has been applied to the imaging of small rodents. We aimed to compare the myocardial infarction (MI) area on quantitative perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (QPS; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA) with that on high-resolution autoradiography in rat model to determine the accuracy of perfusion defect measurement by QPS. PROCEDURES: After thoracotomy, rats (n = 9) had their left coronary arteries occluded and reperfused before injection with 185 MBq [99mTc] methoxyisobutylisonitrile ([99mTc]MIBI) for SPECT and autoradiography...
January 16, 2018: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339687/subclinical-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-a-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-study
#5
Betül Cengiz, Şükrü Taylan Şahin, Selen Yurdakul, Serkan Kahraman, Ayşen Bozkurt, Saide Aytekin
OBJECTIVE: In patients with aortic stenosis (AS), the left ventricular (LV) geometry changes due to the increased LV afterload. However, subclinical myocardial dysfunction can develop despite a normal LV ejection fraction (EF). This study was an investigation of subclinical LV systolic dysfunction in patients with severe AS with a normal LV EF using a strain imaging method, speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE), and an evaluation of its correlation with novel indices to assess the severity of AS...
January 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339678/endarteritis-of-coarctation-of-the-aorta-diagnosed-with-pet-ct
#6
Ümit Yaşar Sinan, Burcu Dirlik Serim, Rukiye Yıldırım, Özge Çetinarslan, Mehmet Serdar Küçükoğlu
Infective endocarditis (IE) is an infectious disease that affects the endothelium of the large intrathoracic vessels, heart valves, and intra-cardiac foreign body material. A 20-year-old woman was admitted to the cardiology department with complaints of fever and palpitations. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a bicuspid aortic valve, aortic root enlargement, and aortic coarctation. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed a bicuspid aortic valve, but there was no vegetation. Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus was identified on a blood culture...
January 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339450/cardiac-macrophages-promote-diastolic-dysfunction
#7
Maarten Hulsmans, Hendrik B Sager, Jason D Roh, María Valero-Muñoz, Nicholas E Houstis, Yoshiko Iwamoto, Yuan Sun, Richard M Wilson, Gregory Wojtkiewicz, Benoit Tricot, Michael T Osborne, Judy Hung, Claudio Vinegoni, Kamila Naxerova, David E Sosnovik, Michael R Zile, Amy D Bradshaw, Ronglih Liao, Ahmed Tawakol, Ralph Weissleder, Anthony Rosenzweig, Filip K Swirski, Flora Sam, Matthias Nahrendorf
Macrophages populate the healthy myocardium and, depending on their phenotype, may contribute to tissue homeostasis or disease. Their origin and role in diastolic dysfunction, a hallmark of cardiac aging and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, remain unclear. Here we show that cardiac macrophages expand in humans and mice with diastolic dysfunction, which in mice was induced by either hypertension or advanced age. A higher murine myocardial macrophage density results from monocyte recruitment and increased hematopoiesis in bone marrow and spleen...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339401/the-impact-of-preload-reduction-with-head-up-tilt-testing-on-longitudinal-and-transverse-left-ventricular-mechanics-a-study-utilizing-deformation-volume-analysis
#8
Caroline Schneider, Lynsey Forsythe, John Somauroo, Keith George, David Oxborough
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) function is dependent on load, intrinsic contractility and relaxation with a variable impact on specific mechanics. Strain (ε) imaging allows the assessment of cardiac function; however, the direct relationship between volume and strain is currently unknown. The aim of this study was to establish the impact of preload reduction through head-up tilt (HUT) testing on simultaneous left ventricular (LV) longitudinal and transverse function and their respective contribution to volume change...
March 2018: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339351/high-target-vs-low-target-blood-pressure-management-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass-to-prevent-cerebral-injury-in-cardiac-surgery-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#9
Anne G Vedel, Frederik Holmgaard, Lars S Rasmussen, Annika Langkilde, Olaf B Paulson, Theis Lange, Carsten Thomsen, Peter Skov Olsen, Hanne Berg Ravn, Jens C Nilsson
Background -Cerebral injury is an important complication following cardiac surgery with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). The rate of overt stroke after cardiac surgery is 1-2%, whereas silent strokes, detected by diffusion-weighed magnetic resonance imaging (DWI), are found in up to 50% of patients. It is unclear if a higher versus a lower blood pressure during cardiopulmonary bypass reduces cerebral infarction in these patients. Methods -In a patient- and assessor-blinded randomized trial, we allocated patients to a higher (70-80 mmHg) or lower (40-50 mmHg) target for mean arterial pressure by the titration of norepinephrine during cardiopulmonary bypass...
January 16, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339198/cd90-cardiac-fibroblasts-reduce-fibrosis-of-acute-myocardial-injury-in-rats
#10
Yuqiao Chang, Cixia Li, Yangyang Jia, Peng Chen, Yonglong Guo, Airong Li, Zhikun Guo
OBJECTIVE: To explore the differentiation tendency of CD90+ cardiac fibroblast (CFs) into cardiomyogenic cells in vitro and repair functions in acute myocardial infarction rats. METHODS: CD90+ subpopulation was sorted from rat CFs by flow cytometry. 10 μmoL/L of 5-Azacytosine (5-aza) was used to induce differentiation of CFs into cardiomyogenic cells. An acute myocardial infarction model was prepared by ligation of the rat left anterior descending coronary artery...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338996/incidence-and-predictors-of-postoperative-need-for-high-dose-inotropic-support-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-for-infective-endocarditis
#11
Alessandro Belletti, Stephan Jacobs, Giovanni Affronti, Alexander Mladenow, Giovanni Landoni, Volkmar Falk, Felix Schoenrath
OBJECTIVE: Patients with infective endocarditis undergoing cardiac surgery are a high-risk population. Few data on incidence and predictors of need for high-dose inotropic support in this setting are currently available. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Tertiary-care hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Ninety consecutive patients undergoing cardiac surgery for infective endocarditis. INTERVENTIONS: None...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336713/persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-without-underlying-cardiac-disease-as-a-presentation-of-pulmonary-interstitial-glycogenosis
#12
Gordon Gray Still, Shuo Li, Mark Wilson, Paul Sammut
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary interstitial glycogenosis (PIG) is an idiopathic lung condition that remains clinically underrecognized despite a growing body of literature. CASE REPORT: We present a case of PIG with pulmonary hypertension without underlying cardiac disease. This patient presented with respiratory distress and spontaneous pneumothorax at 6 months of age. Laboratory and imaging investigations demonstrated nonspecific features, but refractory pulmonary hypertension was confirmed on cardiac catheterization...
January 16, 2018: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336632/m%C3%A3-bius-syndrome-with-cardiac-rhabdomyomas
#13
Aimee Verner, Swati Agarwal-Sinha, Frank Yanfeng Han
BACKGROUND: Möbius syndrome is a rare congenital condition which presents not merely with 6th and 7th nerve palsies, but involves gaze paresis associated with craniofacial, limb, and other abnormalities. Heterogeneity is well known in patients with Möbius syndrome and rather than being of familial inheritance based on rare cases, it is much more recognized as a sporadic syndrome. We report an infant with features of congenital Möbius syndrome associated with cardiac rhabdomyomas in the absence of tuberous sclerosis...
January 16, 2018: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335450/copper-sulfide-nanoparticles-as-a-photothermal-switch-for-trpv1-signaling-to-attenuate-atherosclerosis
#14
Wen Gao, Yuhui Sun, Michelle Cai, Yujie Zhao, Wenhua Cao, Zhenhua Liu, Guanwei Cui, Bo Tang
Atherosclerosis is characterized by the accumulation of lipids within the arterial wall. Although activation of TRPV1 cation channels by capsaicin may reduce lipid storage and the formation of atherosclerotic lesions, a clinical use for capsaicin has been limited by its chronic toxicity. Here we show that coupling of copper sulfide (CuS) nanoparticles to antibodies targeting TRPV1 act as a photothermal switch for TRPV1 signaling in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) using near-infrared light. Upon irradiation, local increases of temperature open thermo-sensitive TRPV1 channels and cause Ca2+ influx...
January 15, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335273/establishing-an-evidence-based-method-to-diagnose-cardiac-sarcoidosis-the-complementary-use-of-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-fdg-pet
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Edward J Miller, Daniel A Culver
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January 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335272/complementary-value-of-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-in-the-assessment-of-cardiac-sarcoidosis
#16
Tomas Vita, David R Okada, Mahdi Veillet-Chowdhury, Paco E Bravo, Erin Mullins, Edward Hulten, Mukta Agrawal, Rachna Madan, Viviany R Taqueti, Michael Steigner, Hicham Skali, Raymond Y Kwong, Garrick C Stewart, Sharmila Dorbala, Marcelo F Di Carli, Ron Blankstein
BACKGROUND: Although cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and positron emission tomography (PET) detect different pathological attributes of cardiac sarcoidosis (CS), the complementary value of these tests has not been evaluated. Our objective was to determine the value of combining CMR and PET in assessing the likelihood of CS and guiding patient management. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this retrospective study, we included 107 consecutive patients referred for evaluation of CS by both CMR and PET...
January 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334078/high-prf-ultrafast-sliding-compound-doppler-imaging-fully-qualitative-and-quantitative-analysis-of-blood-flow
#17
Jinbum Kang, Won Seuk Jang, Yangmo Yoo
Ultrafast compound Doppler imaging based on plane-wave excitation (UCDI) can be used to evaluate cardiovascular diseases using high frame rates. In particular, it provides a fully quantifiable flow analysis over a large region of interest with high spatio-temporal resolution. However, the pulse-repetition frequency (PRF) in the UCDI method is limited for high-velocity flow imaging since it leverages between the number of plane-wave angles (<i>N</i>) and acquisition time. In this paper, we present high PRF ultrafast sliding compound Doppler imaging method (HUSDI) to improve quantitative flow analysis...
January 15, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333754/a-guide-to-analysis-and-reconstruction-of-serial-block-face-scanning-electron-microscopy-data
#18
E Cocks, M Taggart, F C Rind, K White
Serial block face scanning electron microscopy (SBF-SEM) is a relatively new technique that allows the acquisition of serially sectioned, imaged and digitally aligned ultrastructural data. There is a wealth of information that can be obtained from the resulting image stacks but this presents a new challenge for researchers - how to computationally analyse and make best use of the large datasets produced. One approach is to reconstruct structures and features of interest in 3D. However, the software programmes can appear overwhelming, time-consuming and not intuitive for those new to image analysis...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333461/extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-for-coronary-artery-disease-relationship-of-symptom-amelioration-and-ischemia-improvement
#19
Youko Takakuwa, Masayoshi Sarai, Hideki Kawai, Akira Yamada, Kenji Shiino, Kayoko Takada, Yasuomi Nagahara, Meiko Miyagi, Sadako Motoyama, Hiroshi Toyama, Yukio Ozaki
Objectives: The current management of coronary artery disease (CAD) relies on three major therapeutic options, namely medication, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). However, severe CAD that is not indicated for PCI or CABG still bears a poor prognosis due to the lack of effective treatments. In 2006, extracorporeal cardiac shock wave (SW) therapy reported on human for the first time. This treatment resulted in better myocardial perfusion as evaluated by dipyridamole stress thallium scintigraphy, angina symptoms, and exercise tolerance...
2018: Asia Oceania Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332374/transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-bicuspid-aortic-valve-stenosis-where-do-we-stand
#20
Sung-Han Yoon, Rahul Sharma, Tarun Chakravarty, Masaki Miyasaka, Tomoki Ochiai, Takahiro Nomura, Norman Gellada, Shadi Nemanpour, Mamoo Nakamura, Wen Chen, Raj Makkar
Bicuspid aortic valve is the most common congenital cardiac defect in adults, and symptom typically develops in adulthood. In the majority of cases, bicuspid aortic valve disease progress with ages and surgical aortic valve replacement is performed with excellent operative outcomes. However, with the relatively slow progression of disease, surgical aortic valve replacement is required in elderly patients but the surgical risk often deemed extremely high due to old age and multiple comorbidities. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has evolved from a novel technology to an established therapy for intermediate- and high-risk patients with symptomatic severe aortic valve stenosis (AS)...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
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