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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142812/left-ventricle-relative-apical-sparing-in-cardiac-amyloidosis
#1
Marianna Nardozza, Elisabetta Chiodi, Donato Mele
Amyloidosis is a disease characterized by the extracellular deposition of the protein amyloid. It is a multiorgan disease, and cardiac involvement is not uncommon, generally in the form of a restrictive cardiomyopathy. Typical aspects of cardiac amyloidosis have been described at echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In particular, the relative apical sparing at two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography has been reported to be specific for cardiac amyloidosis. In our case, we report for the first time that this echocardiographic sign is related to lack of hyperenhancement at late gadolinium enhancement imaging in cardiac MRI...
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138230/head-to-head-comparison-of-global-and-regional-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-strain-versus-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-tagging-in-a-multicenter-validation-study
#2
Mihaela Silvia Amzulescu, Hélène Langet, Eric Saloux, Alain Manrique, Laurianne Boileau, Alisson Slimani, Pascal Allain, Clotilde Roy, Christophe de Meester, Agnès Pasquet, Mathieu De Craene, David Vancraeynest, Anne-Catherine Pouleur, Jean-Louis J Vanoverschelde, Bernhard L Gerber
BACKGROUND: Despite widespread use to characterize and refine prognosis, validation data of two-dimensional (2D) speckle tracking (2DST) echocardiography myocardial strain measurement remain scarce. METHODS AND RESULTS: Global and regional subendocardial peak-systolic Lagrangian longitudinal (LS) and circumferential strain (CS) by 2DST and 2D-tagged (2DTagg) cardiac magnetic resonance imaging were compared against sonomicrometry in a dynamic heart phantom and among each other in 136 patients included prospectively at 2 centers...
November 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118359/visualization-and-quantification-of-injury-to-the-ciliated-epithelium-using-quantitative-flow-imaging-and-speckle-variance-optical-coherence-tomography
#3
Ute A Gamm, Brendan K Huang, Emily K Mis, Mustafa K Khokha, Michael A Choma
Mucociliary flow is an important defense mechanism in the lung to remove inhaled pathogens and pollutants. Disruption of ciliary flow can lead to respiratory infections. Multiple factors, from drugs to disease can cause an alteration in ciliary flow. However, less attention has been given to injury of the ciliated epithelium. In this study, we show how optical coherence tomography (OCT) can be used to investigate injury to the ciliated epithelium in a multi-contrast setting. We used particle tracking velocimetry (PTV-OCT) to investigate the cilia-driven flow field and 3D speckle variance imaging to investigate size and extent of injury caused to the skin of Xenopus embryos...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116970/assessment-of-tricuspid-annular-motion-by-speckle-tracking-in-anesthetized-patients-using-transesophageal-echocardiography
#4
Tao Shen, Michael H Picard, Lanqi Hua, Sara M Burns, Michael N Andrawes
BACKGROUND: The perioperative assessment of right ventricular (RV) function remains a challenge. Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) using M-mode is a widely used measure of RV function. However, accurate alignment of the ultrasound beam with the direction of annular movement can be difficult with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) to measure TAPSE, precluding effective use of M-mode to measure annular excursion. Tracking of specular reflectors in the myocardium may provide an angle-independent method to assess annular motion with TEE...
November 7, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106754/right-heart-function-in-impaired-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-2d-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-based-and-doppler-tissue-imaging-based-analysis-of-right-atrial-and-ventricular-function
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Anna Brand, Marny Bathe, Sabine Oertelt-Prigione, Ute Seeland, Mirjam Rücke, Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, Karl Stangl, Fabian Knebel, Verena Stangl, Henryk Dreger
AIM: The aim of our study was to describe right atrial (RA) and right ventricular (RV) function, assessed by Doppler tissue imaging and 2D speckle tracking echocardiography (2DSTE), in women with signs of early impaired left ventricular diastolic function (DD). METHODS AND RESULTS: In a cross-sectional trial, standard parameters of diastolic and right heart function were investigated in 438 women of the Berlin Female Risk Evaluation (BEFRI) study. In a subset of women, average peak systolic RA strain (RAS), as well as the average peak systolic RV strain of the free wall (RVS free wall) and of all RV segments (average RV strain; RVS Avg), was analyzed using 2DSTE...
November 6, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103855/right-ventricular-longitudinal-strain-in-left-ventricular-assist-device-surgery-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#6
Daniel R Beck, Lisa Foley, Jackson R Rowe, Angela F D Moss, Nathaen S Weitzel, T Brett Reece, David A Fullerton, Joseph C Cleveland, Karsten Bartels
OBJECTIVES: Right ventricular (RV) failure is common after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) surgery and is associated with higher mortality. Measurement of longitudinal RV strain using speckle-tracking technology is a novel approach to quantify RV function. The authors hypothesized that depressed peak longitudinal RV strain measured by intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) examinations would be associated with adverse outcomes after LVAD surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101521/impact-of-transducer-frequency-setting-on-speckle-tracking-measures
#7
Flemming Javier Olsen, Jesper Hastrup Svendsen, Lars Køber, Søren Højberg, Ketil Haugan, Jan Skov Jensen, Tor Biering-Sørensen
Speckle tracking echocardiography is an emerging technique, which is currently being included in clinical guidelines. We sought to investigate the impact of transducer frequency settings on speckle tracking derived measures. The study comprised of 22 subjects prospectively enrolled for a randomized controlled trial (LOOP-study, Clinicaltrials.gov:NCT02036450). Patients were above 70 years of age with increased risk of stroke, and had an echocardiogram performed, which included focused images of the left ventricle...
November 3, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094192/changes-in-bi-ventricular-function-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-as-assessed-by-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
#8
Stuart Covi, Yaddanapudi Ravindranath, Ahmad Farooqi, Sureyya Savasan, Roland Chu, Sanjeev Aggarwal
Hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) is a therapeutic option for patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) and severe acquired aplastic anemia (SAA). HSCT may have beneficial effects on ventricular function in damaged myocardium. We hypothesized improvement in ventricular performance and pulmonary hypertension following HSCT with strain echocardiography in SCD and SAA. Echocardiographic strain and other standard functional data were obtained via retrospective cohort analysis of patients (n = 23) with SCD and SAA who underwent HSCT and were followed at a single center between 2000 and 2014...
November 1, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079046/global-and-regional-right-ventricular-function-assessed-by-novel-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Tomoko Ishizu, Yoshihiro Seo, Akiko Atsumi, Yumiko Oishi Tanaka, Masayoshi Yamamoto, Tomoko Machino-Ohtsuka, Hitoshi Horigome, Kazutaka Aonuma, Yasushi Kawakami
BACKGROUND: Accurate assessment of global and regional right ventricular (RV) systolic function is challenging. The aims of this study were to confirm the reliability and feasibility of a three-dimensional (3D) speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) system, using comparison with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR), and to assess the contribution of regional RV function to global function. METHODS: In a retrospective, cross-sectional study setting, RV volumetric data were studied in 106 patients who were referred for both CMR and 3D echocardiography within 1 month...
October 24, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072062/morpho-functional-cardiovascular-adaptation-in-hypertensive-patients-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiographic-study
#10
Ines P Monte, Chiara DI Benedetto, Filippo A Atanasio, Valentina Losi, Salvatore Licciardi, Corrado Tamburino
BACKGROUND: Twenty-four-hour Blood Pressure (BP) variability is an important predictor of organ damage and cardiovascular events. Although epidemiological data are widely based on evaluation of office (Clinic) BP, 24-hour Ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM) accurately assess the severity of hypertension to predict cardiovascular events in hypertensive patients, because it more accurately reflects BP load on heart and blood vessels. Conventional transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), such as M-mode and two-dimensional (2D), and more advanced techniques, such as tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) and speckle tracking echocardiography (STE), are used to identify pathological changes of the hypertensive heart disease...
October 25, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071373/longitudinal-myocardial-deformation-does-not-predict-single-ventricle-ejection-fraction-assessed-by-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-children-with-a-total-cavopulmonary-connection
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L P Koopman, L M Geerdink, S S M Bossers, N Duppen, I M Kuipers, A D Ten Harkel, G van Iperen, G Weijers, C de Korte, W A Helbing, L Kapusta
Survival of children with single ventricle heart defects after the total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) has improved, but impaired cardiac function remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI) is the gold standard in assessing single ventricle volume and function, but high costs and limited availability hamper its routine use. A cheaper and more available alternative is echocardiography. Myocardial function can be studied in more detail using speckle tracking echocardiography (STE)...
October 25, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066223/application-of-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-in-an-experimental-model-of-isolated-subendocardial-damage
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Niklas Beyhoff, Sarah Brix, Iris R Betz, Robert Klopfleisch, Anna Foryst-Ludwig, Alexander Krannich, Philipp Stawowy, Fabian Knebel, Jana Grune, Ulrich Kintscher
BACKGROUND: The subendocardium is highly vulnerable to damage and is thus affected even in subclinical disease stages. Therefore, methods reflecting subendocardial status are of great clinical relevance for the early detection of cardiac damage and the prevention of functional impairment. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential ability of myocardial strain parameters to evaluate changes within the subendocardium. METHODS: Male 129/Sv mice were injected with isoproterenol (ISO; n = 32) to induce isolated subendocardial fibrotic lesions or saline as appropriate control (n = 15)...
October 21, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051079/reduced-myocardial-flow-reserve-is-associated-with-diastolic-dysfunction-and-decreased-left-atrial-strain-in-patients-with-normal-ejection-fraction-and-epicardial-perfusion
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Matthew C Konerman, Joshua C Greenberg, Theodore J Kolias, James R Corbett, Ravi V Shah, Venkatesh L Murthy, Scott L Hummel
INTRODUCTION: Coronary microvascular dysfunction (MVD) may contribute to the pathogenesis of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Speckle-tracking echocardiography is a feasible and reproducible method for identifying abnormalities in left ventricular (LV) and left atrial (LA) function among HFpEF patients. By assessing myocardial flow reserve (MFR), positron emission tomography (PET) imaging enables quantitative assessment of coronary MVD. We hypothesized that, in patients with risk factors for HFpEF and normal epicardial perfusion on cardiac PET, abnormal MFR is associated with LV diastolic dysfunction (DD) and reduced LV and LA strain...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047378/comparison-of-strain-parameters-in-dyssynchronous-heart-failure-between-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-vendor-systems
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Wouter M van Everdingen, Alexander H Maass, Kevin Vernooy, Mathias Meine, Cornelis P Allaart, Frederik J De Lange, Arco J Teske, Bastiaan Geelhoed, Michiel Rienstra, Isabelle C Van Gelder, Marc A Vos, Maarten J Cramer
BACKGROUND: Although mechanical dyssynchrony parameters derived by speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) may predict response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), comparability of parameters derived with different STE vendors is unknown. METHODS: In the MARC study, echocardiographic images of heart failure patients obtained before CRT implantation were prospectively analysed with vendor specific STE software (GE EchoPac and Philips QLAB) and vendor-independent software (TomTec 2DCPA)...
October 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045290/the-prognostic-implications-of-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-current-and-future-perspectives
#15
Thomas Zegkos, Despoina Parcharidou, Dimitrios Ntelios, Georgios Efthimiadis, Haralambos Karvounis
Two-dimensional (2D) speckle tracking echocardiography represents a novel, simple and reproducible technique for the estimation of left ventricular myocardial deformation (strain) and the evaluation of left ventricular twist mechanics. During the last few years, its clinical and prognostic implications in cardiomyopathies and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in particular have been rapidly increasing. Reduced global longitudinal strain is associated with more severe disease and confers an increased risk for major cardiac events, independently of other clinical and echocardiographic risk factors...
October 17, 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043465/comparison-of-strain-imaging-techniques-in-crt-candidates-cmr-tagging-cmr-feature-tracking-and-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
#16
Wouter M van Everdingen, Alwin Zweerink, Robin Nijveldt, Odette A E Salden, Mathias Meine, Alexander H Maass, Kevin Vernooy, Frederik J De Lange, Albert C van Rossum, Pierre Croisille, Patrick Clarysse, Bastiaan Geelhoed, Michiel Rienstra, Isabelle C Van Gelder, Marc A Vos, Cornelis P Allaart, Maarten J Cramer
Parameters using myocardial strain analysis may predict response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). As the agreement between currently available strain imaging modalities is unknown, three different modalities were compared. Twenty-seven CRT-candidates, prospectively included in the MARC study, underwent cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging and echocardiographic examination. Left ventricular (LV) circumferential strain was analysed with CMR tagging (CMR-TAG), CMR feature tracking (CMR-FT), and speckle tracking echocardiography (STE)...
October 17, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029074/multimodality-imaging-evaluation-of-chagas-disease-an-expert-consensus-of-brazilian-cardiovascular-imaging-department-dic-and-the-european-association-of-cardiovascular-imaging-eacvi
#17
Maria Carmo P Nunes, Luigi Paolo Badano, J Antonio Marin-Neto, Thor Edvardsen, Covadonga Fernández-Golfín, Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci, Bogdan A Popescu, Richard Underwood, Gilbert Habib, Jose Luis Zamorano, Roberto Magalhães Saraiva, Ester Cerdeira Sabino, Fernando A Botoni, Márcia Melo Barbosa, Marcio Vinicius L Barros, Eduardo Falqueto, Marcus Vinicius Simões, André Schmidt, Carlos Eduardo Rochitte, Manoel Otávio Costa Rocha, Antonio Luiz Pinho Ribeiro, Patrizio Lancellotti
Aims: To develop a document by Brazilian Cardiovascular Imaging Department (DIC) and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) to review and summarize the most recent evidences about the non-invasive assessment of patients with Chagas disease, with the intent to set up a framework for standardized cardiovascular imaging to assess cardiovascular morphologic and functional disturbances, as well as to guide the subsequent process of clinical decision-making. Methods and results: Chagas disease remains one of the most prevalent infectious diseases in Latin America, and has become a health problem in non-endemic countries...
September 25, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029007/presence-of-micro-and-macroalbuminuria-and-the-association-with-cardiac-mechanics-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#18
Peter Godsk Jørgensen, Tor Biering-Sørensen, Rasmus Mogelvang, Thomas Fritz-Hansen, Tina Vilsbøll, Peter Rossing, Jan Skov Jensen
Aims: Albuminuria-a marker of generalized vascular dysfunction-is a strong predictor of heart failure in patients with type 2 diabetes which may be caused by concomitant myocardial dysfunction reflecting the same underlying pathogenesis. Methods and results: We included 915 patients with type 2 diabetes from two secondary care centres and stratified according to albuminuria status in normo-, micro-, and macroalbuminuria. We performed comprehensive echocardiography including conventional imaging, tissue Doppler imaging, and 2D speckle tracking...
October 3, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019881/assessment-of-left-ventricular-performance-in-heart-transplant-recipients-by-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking-imaging
#19
Dan Wang, Li Zhang, Qingyu Zeng, Mingxing Xie
To calculate left ventricular (LV) global performance values in heart transplant (HT) recipients by three-dimensional speckle tracking imaging (3D-STI) and to observe the changes in LV global performance over time after HT and investigate the correlated factors.The 30 HT patients were divided into 2 groups according to postoperative time: 1 month postoperatively (HT-1) group and 6 months postoperatively (HT-2) group. Thirty healthy subjects were enrolled as control group. 3D-STI was performed to assess LV torsion, LV systolic dyssynchrony index (SDI), and LV global strain (GS)...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016400/alterations-in-the-mechanical-response-of-deep-dorsal-neck-muscles-in-individuals-suffering-from-whiplash-associated-disorders-compared-to-healthy-controls-an-ultrasound-study
#20
Leila Rahnama, Gunnel Peterson, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad, Johan Trygg, Anneli Peolsson
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate and compare the mechanical responses of dorsal neck muscles in individuals with whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) versus healthy individuals. DESIGN: This study included 36 individuals with WAD (26 women and 10 men) and 36 healthy controls (26 women and 10 men). Ultrasound imaging with speckle tracking was used to measure deformation and deformation rate in five dorsal neck muscles during a neck extension task...
October 7, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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