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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234912/advanced-ct-acquisition-protocol-with-a-third-generation-dual-source-ct-scanner-and-iterative-reconstruction-technique-for-comprehensive-prosthetic-heart-valve-assessment
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Marguerite E Faure, Laurens E Swart, Marcel L Dijkshoorn, Jos A Bekkers, Marcel van Straten, Koen Nieman, Paul M Parizel, Gabriel P Krestin, Ricardo P J Budde
OBJECTIVES: Multidetector CT (MDCT) is a valuable tool for functional prosthetic heart valve (PHV) assessment. However, radiation exposure remains a concern. We assessed a novel CT-acquisition protocol for comprehensive PHV evaluation at limited dose. METHODS: Patients with a PHV were scanned using a third-generation dual-source CT scanner (DSCT) and iterative reconstruction technique (IR). Three acquisitions were obtained: a non-enhanced scan; a contrast-enhanced, ECG-triggered, arterial CT angiography (CTA) scan with reconstructions at each 5 % of the R-R interval; and a delayed high-pitch CTA of the entire chest...
December 12, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234185/ellis-van-creveld-with-an-unusual-dental-anomaly-a-case-report
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Suzanne Tanya Nethan, Shruti Sinha, Sunira Chandra
The Ellis-van Creveld (EVC) syndrome is a chondroectodermal dysplasia and is characterized by the cardinal features of disproportionate short stature, polydactyly, hidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, and congenital heart malformations, along with other skeletal and dental abnormalities. It is a rare condition, with very few cases reported in the medical literature. It is inherited as an autosomal recessive disorder with variable expressions, due to the mutation of the EVC syndrome 1 and 2 genes, which are located on chromosome 4p16...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231013/-diagnostic-value-of-postmortem-ct-angiography-in-coronary-atherosclerosis
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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/29226274/virtual-dissection-by-ultrasound-probe-handling-in-the-first-year-of-medical-education
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Graziano Serrao, Massimo Tassoni, Alberto M Magenta-Biasina, Antonio Giuseppe Mantero, Antonino Previtera, Michela Crisitna Turci, Elia Mario Biganzoli, Emanuela A M Bertolini
Objectives: The aim of the present study was to assess the educational plan of first-year students of medicine by analyzing their scores in ultrasound body scanning. Methods: Since 2009, the San Paolo Medical School (Milan, Italy) has vertically integrated the study of anatomy with ultrasound-assisted virtual body dissection. Three modules were supplied: musculoskeletal system, heart and abdomen pelvis. 653 first-year students were trained. The students alternated as mutual model and operator...
September 2017: Ultrasound International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217342/cinematic-rendering-of-cardiac-ct-volumetric-data-principles-and-initial-observations
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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/29213016/changes-in-topographical-relation-between-the-ductus-arteriosus-and-left-subclavian-artery-in-human-embryos-a-study-using-serial-sections
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Hiroshi Abe, Masahito Yamamoto, Ryoji Suzuki, Ming Zhou, Gen Murakami, José F Rodríguez-Vázquez
At birth, the ductus arteriosus (DA) merges with the aortic arch in the caudal side of the origin of the left subclavian artery (ltSCA). Since the SCA (seventh segmental arteries) were fixed on the levels of the seventh cervical-first thoracic vertebral bodies, the confluence of the DA should migrate caudally toward the lower level. We aimed to describe the changing topographical anatomy of the DA and SCA using serial sections. First, we examined serial sagittal sections of 11 embryos (Carnegie stage 15-18), but the specimens were clearly divided into 2 groups with and without the lower confluence of the DA...
2017: Okajimas Folia Anatomica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207690/morphological-and-morphometric-study-of-coronary-sinus-in-north-indian-population
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Beegum Zabina, Rajan Kumar Singla, Ravi Kant Sharma, Neelam Bala
Introduction: Coronary sinus (CS) is the largest vein draining the blood from heart. It is a muscular tube of about 2 cm to 3 cm length and 1 cm in caliber. It has become a clinically important structure through its role in providing access for different cardiac procedures viz., biventricular pacing, arrhythmia ablation and for deployment of an array of cardiac devices. Aim: To study the location, shape, length and width of CS including its left atrial muscular coverage in 50 cadaveric hearts...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205465/gross-anatomy-of-the-heart-of-the-alpaca-vicugna-pacos-linnaeus-1758
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W Pérez, V Méndez, N Vazquez, M Navarrete, H E König
The available information about anatomical characteristics of the cardiovascular system of the alpaca (Vicugna pacos, Linnaeus 1758) is scarce. The general objective of this work was to describe its heart anatomy. We dissected six adult animals and five neonates. The heart of the alpaca was located in the middle mediastinum, with a craniocaudal extension from the third to the sixth rib. No ligament that connected the fibrous pericardium to the sternum or to the diaphragm was detected. In the right atrium, there was a developed crista terminalis and small pectinate muscles...
December 4, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197705/a-real-time-and-registration-free-framework-for-dynamic-shape-instantiation
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Xiao-Yun Zhou, Guang-Zhong Yang, Su-Lin Lee
Real-time 3D navigation during minimally invasive procedures is an essential yet challenging task, especially when considerable tissue motion is involved. To balance image acquisition speed and resolution, only 2D images or low-resolution 3D volumes can be used clinically. In this paper, a real-time and registration-free framework for dynamic shape instantiation, generalizable to multiple anatomical applications, is proposed to instantiate high-resolution 3D shapes of an organ from a single 2D image intra-operatively...
November 30, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196588/understanding-stage-ii-bidirectional-cavopulmonary-shunts
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Cecilia St George-Hyslop, Jennifer Thomas, Linda G Fazari
Despite improvements in surgical technique and medical management, single-ventricle lesions remain one of the most challenging congenital heart anomalies to treat, and mortality rates are high. Most infants who have single-ventricle palliation undergo a sequence of surgeries to optimize pulmonary and systemic blood flow. The first surgery to separate pulmonary and systemic blood flow is the bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt. This article describes single-ventricle lesions and gives a basic overview of outcomes and strategies to improve interstage mortality...
December 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196230/functional-anatomy-and-pathophysiologic-principles-in-mitral-regurgitation-non-invasive-assessment
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Sylvestre Maréchaux, Jeffery E Illman, James Huynh, Hector I Michelena, Vuyisile T Nkomo, Christophe Tribouilloy
Mitral regurgitation (MR) is the most prevalent cause of valvular heart disease (VHD) in western countries. In the Euro Heart Survey on VHD, MR was the second most common heart VHD requiring surgery. It is also the most common form of VHD in community and population-based studies from the United States. The categorization of MR based on causes and mechanisms is a major determinant of clinical outcome, of possible therapies for the MR and of the effectiveness of these therapies. Surgical mitral valve (MV) repair has been shown to improve survival in patients with severe primary MR compared with MV replacement...
November 28, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195556/immobilization-for-carbon-ion-beam-ablation-of-cardiac-structures-in-a-porcine-model
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Matthias Prall, Anna Eichhorn, Daniel Richter, H Immo Lehmann, Anna Constantinescu, Robert Kaderka, Patrick Lugenbiel, Dierk Thomas, Christoph Bert, Douglas L Packer, Marco Durante, Christian Graeff
INTRODUCTION: Whereas hadron therapy of static targets is clinically established, treatment of moving organs remains a challenge. One strategy is to minimize motion of surrounding tissue mechanically and to mitigate residual motion with an appropriate irradiation technique. In this technical note, we present and characterize such an immobilization technique for a novel noncancerous application: the irradiation of small targets in hearts with scanned carbon ion beams in a porcine model for elimination of arrhythmias...
November 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194832/the-pathogenesis-of-paraesophageal-empyema-in-dogs-and-constancy-of-radiographic-and-computed-tomography-signs-are-linked-to-involvement-of-the-mediastinal-serous-cavity
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Karine Gendron, Sean P McDonough, James A Flanders, May Tse, Peter V Scrivani
The mediastinal serous cavity is a normal anatomic space in the caudal mediastinum. Aims of this anatomic and case series study were to describe the signs of pathologic expansion of the mediastinal serous cavity observed during computed tomography (CT), review the underlying anatomy, perform a literature review, and evaluate the medical records of several dogs with mediastinal serous cavity empyema (paraesophageal empyema). The mesothelial lined mediastinal serous cavity is a cranial extension of the omental bursa, separated from the peritoneal cavity by the diaphragm, in the dorsal part of the caudal mediastinum, to the right of the esophagus, between the heart base and diaphragm...
November 30, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191414/comparative-anatomy-and-angiography-of-the-cardiac-coronary-venous-system-in-four-species-human-ovine-porcine-and-canine
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M-A Genain, A Morlet, M Herrtage, H Muresian, F Anselme, C Latremouille, F Laborde, L Behr, N Borenstein
INTRODUCTION: The coronary arterial system has been the subject of greater investigation than its venous system due to the importance of human coronary artery disease. With the advent of new percutaneous treatments, the anatomy of the coronary venous system has increasing relevancy. We compared the organization of the coronary venous circulation in three species commonly used in research and compared these to normal humans using both macroscopic anatomic and angiographic studies. ANIMALS: The anatomy of five explanted hearts from healthy dogs, pigs, and sheep were studied macroscopically, and 10 explanted hearts per animal species and 10 clinically normal human were examined by angiography...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190641/intracardiac-anatomical-relationships-and-potential-for-streaming-in-double-inlet-left-ventricles
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Sophie L Meyer, Monique R Jongbloed, Siew Y Ho, Margot M Bartelings, Karen P McCarthy, Hideki Uemura, Tjark Ebels
The aim of this study was to gain better understanding of the variable anatomical features of double inlet left ventricle hearts without cavopulmonary connection that would potentially facilitate favorable streaming. Thirty-nine post-mortem specimens of double inlet left ventricle without cavopulmonary connection were investigated. The focus was on anatomical characteristics that could influence the flow and separation of deoxygenated and oxygenated blood in the ventricles. Elements of interest were the ventriculoarterial connection, the spatial relationship of the ventricles, the position and size of the great arteries, the ventricular septal defect, the presence of relative outflow tract stenosis and the relationship of the inflow and outflow tracts...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186007/anatomically-realistic-ultrasound-phantoms-using-gel-wax-with-3d-printed-moulds
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Efthymios Maneas, Wenfeng Xia, Daniil I Nikitichev, Batol Daher, Maniragav Manimaran, Rui Yen J Wong, Chia-Wei Chang, Benyamin Rahmani, Claudio Capelli, Silvia Schievano, Gaetano Burriesci, Sebastien Ourselin, Anna L David, Malcolm Finlay, Simeon J West, Tom Vercauteren, Adrien E Desjardins
Here we describe methods for creating tissue-mimicking ultrasound phantoms based on patient anatomy using a soft material called gel wax. To recreate acoustically realistic tissue properties, two additives to gel wax were considered: paraffin wax to increase acoustic attenuation, and solid glass spheres to increase backscattering. The frequency dependence of ultrasound attenuation was well described with a power law over the measured range of 3 to 10 MHz. With the addition of paraffin wax in concentrations of 0 to 8 w/w%, attenuation varied from 0...
November 29, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185181/efficacy-and-safety-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-with-edwards-sapien-3-and-xt-in-smaller-asian-anatomy
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Makoto Nakashima, Yusuke Watanabe, Hirofumi Hioki, Yugo Nara, Fukuko Nagura, Naoyoshi Hosogoe, Hideyuki Kawashima, Akihisa Kataoka, Shuji Otsuki, Kumiko Konno, Hiroyuki Kyono, Naoyuki Yokoyama, Ken Kozuma
We aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) using Edwards SAPIEN 3 (S3) valve and SAPIEN XT) in smaller anatomy. The new generation S3 TAVI device has been used worldwide; however, its efficacy and safety in smaller Asian anatomy remain unknown. Between February 2014 and March 2017, 166 consecutive patients (S3, 54; XT, 112) were treated with balloon-expandable TAVI in a single center and their outcomes were analyzed. Median patient age was 85 (range: 81-88) years and mean body surface area was 1...
November 28, 2017: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185163/cardiopulmonary-bypass-for-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
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Yasutaka Hirata
The management of cardiopulmonary bypass for pediatric cardiac surgery is more challenging than that in adults due to the smaller size, immaturity, and complexity of the anatomy in children. Despite major improvements in cardiopulmonary bypass, there remain many subjects of debate. This review article discusses the physiology of cardiopulmonary bypass for pediatric and congenital heart surgery, including topics related to hemodilution, hypothermia, acid-base strategies, inflammatory response, and myocardial protection...
November 28, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178893/3d-whole-heart-phase-sensitive-inversion-recovery-cmr-for-simultaneous-black-blood-late-gadolinium-enhancement-and-bright-blood-coronary-cmr-angiography
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Giulia Ginami, Radhouene Neji, Imran Rashid, Amedeo Chiribiri, Tevfik F Ismail, René M Botnar, Claudia Prieto
BACKGROUND: Phase sensitive inversion recovery (PSIR) applied to late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) imaging is widely used in clinical practice. However, conventional 2D PSIR LGE sequences provide sub-optimal contrast between scar tissue and blood pool, rendering the detection of subendocardial infarcts and scar segmentation challenging. Furthermore, the acquisition of a low flip angle reference image doubles the acquisition time without providing any additional diagnostic information...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162941/aerobic-performance-in-tinamous-is-limited-by-their-small-heart-a-novel-hypothesis-in-the-evolution-of-avian-flight
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Jordi Altimiras, Isa Lindgren, Lina María Giraldo-Deck, Alberto Matthei, Álvaro Garitano-Zavala
Some biomechanical studies from fossil specimens suggest that sustained flapping flight of birds could have appeared in their Mesozoic ancestors. We challenge this idea because a suitable musculoskeletal anatomy is not the only requirement for sustained flapping flight. We propose the "heart to fly" hypothesis that states that sustained flapping flight in modern birds required an enlargement of the heart for the aerobic performance of the flight muscles and test it experimentally by studying tinamous, the living birds with the smallest hearts...
November 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
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