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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436859/in-vivo-intracardiac-vector-velocity-imaging-using-phased-array-transducers-for-pediatric-cardiology
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Solveig Fadnes, Morten Wigen, Siri Ann Nyrnes, Lasse Lovstakken
Two-dimensional blood speckle tracking has shown promise for measuring complex flow patterns in neonatal hearts using linear arrays and high-frame-rate plane wave imaging. For general pediatric applications, however, the need for phased array probes emerges due to the limited intercostal acoustic window available. In this work, a clinically approved real-time duplex imaging setup with phased array probes was used to investigate the potential of blood speckle tracking for 2-D vector velocity imaging of children with congenital heart disease...
April 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427411/tendon-motion-tracking-in-an-ultrasound-image-sequence-using-optical-flow-based-block-matching
#2
Bo-I Chuang, Jian-Han Hsu, Li-Chieh Kuo, I-Ming Jou, Fong-Chin Su, Yung-Nien Sun
BACKGROUND: Tendon motion, which is commonly observed using ultrasound imaging, is one of the most important features used in tendinopathy diagnosis. However, speckle noise and out-of-plane issues make the tracking process difficult. Manual tracking is usually time consuming and often yields inconsistent results between users. METHODS: To automatically track tendon motion in ultrasound images, we developed a new method that combines the advantages of optical flow and multi-kernel block matching...
April 20, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424446/speckle-tracking-strain-imaging-practical-approach-for-application
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EDITORIAL
Leyla Elif Sade
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415129/p1294evaluation-of-right-atrium-mechanics-and-relation-with-loading-conditions-by-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
#4
S Unlu
Purpose: The aim of this study is to evaluate the right atrial (RA) mechanics and change in echocardiographic parameters used for assessment of RA by examining the end stage kidney patients before and after the hemodialysis (HD). Methods: Patients between 18 and 85 years of age, receiving HD for at least 6 months were included. The echocardiographic images were obtained before and after hemodialysis therapy. Two-dimensional speckle tracking strain analysis was performed for right atrium in 62 patients...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415128/p1270effects-of-blood-pressure-variability-on-layer-specific-longitudinal-strain-in-hypertension
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W-C Tsai, W-H Lee, Y-W Liu
Background: Our previous study showed sub-epicardial longitudinal strain (EpiLS) was an independent prognostic factor for worse outcome in regular treated hypertension but not global longitudinal strain (GLS) and sub-endocardial longitudinal strain (EndLS). Increased blood pressure variability (BPV) has been found associated with target organ damage in hypertension. However, effects of BPV on layer-specific longitudinal strain have not been well studied. Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of different blood pressure parameters on layer-specific longitudinal strain in hypertension...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415103/p673improvement-of-arterial-stiffness-and-myocardial-deformation-in-patients-with-poorly-controlled-diabetes-mellitus-type-2-after-optimization-of-antidiabetic-medication
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I Ikonomidis, G Pavlidis, V Lambadiari, F Kousathana, H Triantafyllidi, M Varoudi, D Vlastos, S Vlachos, G Dimitriadis, J Lekakis
Background: Arterial stiffness is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease. The purpose of this study is to investigate the arterial stiffness and myocardial deformation in patients with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus type 2 before and after glycemic control by optimal medication. Methods: In 50 patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes(age:52±10years)and 25 controls of similar age and sex and no atherosclerotic risk factors we measured at baseline and 6 months after glycemic control a) carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity(PWVc m/sec-Complior SP ALAM),central systolic blood pressure(cSBP -mmHg),augmentation index(AI%), of the aortic pulse wave(ArteriographTensioMed) b)S',E'(m/sec)andE'/A'of mitral annulus by Tissue Doppler c)LV longitudinal strain(GLS-%),systolic(LongSr-l/sec)and diastolic(LongSrE-l/sec)strain rate, twisting(Tw-deg),peak twisting(Tw)and untwisting(unTw-deg/sec)velocity using speckle tracking echocardiography...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415083/p235relation-between-myocardial-deformation-by-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking-analysis-control-of-the-hypertension-and-functional-capacity-in-patients-with-systemic-hypertension
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I Craciunescu, G Badea, G Ursu, S Vasile, M Iancu, M Bolog, M Dumitrescu
The purpose of this study was to investigate left ventricular (LV) function in hypertensive patients by 3-dimensional (3D) speckle tracking imaging, and determine the relation between the LV mechanics and functional capacity in this population. This cross-sectional study included 20 treated subjects with well-controlled arterial hypertension (group B) and 20 treated participants with uncontrolled hypertension (group A), adjusted by gender and age. All the subjects underwent 24-hour blood pressure monitoring, complete 2-dimensional and 3D examination, and exercise testing...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405937/new-cardiac-imaging-algorithms-to-diagnose-constrictive-pericarditis-versus-restrictive-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Ahmad Mahmoud, Manish Bansal, Partho P Sengupta
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Echocardiography is the mainstay in the diagnostic evaluation of constrictive pericarditis (CP) and restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM), but no single echocardiographic parameter is sufficiently robust to accurately distinguish between the two conditions. The present review summarizes the recent advances in echocardiography that promise to improve its diagnostic performance for this purpose. The role of other imaging modalities such as cardiac computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and invasive hemodynamic assessment in the overall diagnostic approach is also discussed briefly...
May 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405789/left-ventricular-strain-and-twisting-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-an-updated-review
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REVIEW
Marijana Tadic, Elisabeth Pieske-Kraigher, Cesare Cuspidi, Martin Genger, Daniel A Morris, Kun Zhang, Nina Alexandra Walther, Burket Pieske
Despite the high prevalence of the patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), our knowledge about this entity, from diagnostic tools to therapeutic approach, is still not well established. The evaluation of patients with HFpEF is mainly based on echocardiography, as the most widely accepted tool in cardiac imaging. Identification of left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction has long been considered as the only responsible for HFpEF, and its evaluation is still "sine qua non" of HFpEF diagnostics...
April 12, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399703/value-of-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-for-detection-of-clinically-silent-left-ventricular-dysfunction-in-patients-with-%C3%AE-thalassemia
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Mozhgan Parsaee, Sedigheh Saedi, Pegah Joghataei, Azita Azarkeivan, Zahra Alizadeh Sani
OBJECTIVE: β-Thalassemia is an inherited hemoglobin disorder resulting in chronic hemolytic anemia requiring chronic transfusion therapy. Cardiac involvement is the main cause of death in patients with thalassemia major. The narrow border is between overt myocardial dysfunction and clinically silent left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in patients with thalassemia. Therefore, we need novel parameters in different imaging techniques to discover cardiac involvement in an early and subtle stage...
April 12, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378431/left-ventricular-biomechanics-in-professional-football-players
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Thomas G von Lueder, Anders Hodt, Gard F Gjerdalen, Kjetil Steine
Chronic exercise induces adaptive changes of left ventricular (LV) ejection and filling capacities which may be detected by novel speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) and tissue Doppler imaging (TDI)-based techniques. 103 consecutive male elite Norwegian soccer players and 46 age-matched healthy controls underwent echocardiography at rest. STE was used to assess LV torsional mechanics and LV systolic longitudinal strain (LS). Diastolic function was evaluated by trans-mitral blood flow, mitral annular velocities by TDI, and LV inflow propagation velocity by colour M-mode...
April 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365571/subclinical-cardiac-dysfunction-in-polymyositis-and-dermatomyositis-a-speckle-tracking-case-control-study
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Federico Guerra, Chiara Gelardi, Alessandro Capucci, Armando Gabrielli, Maria Giovanna Danieli
OBJECTIVE: Subclinical heart disease occurs in up to 50% of patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) and is difficult to detect through conventional imaging. We investigated the usefulness of global longitudinal strain (GLS) measurement to detect a subclinical systolic ventricular dysfunction in patients with IIM. METHODS: We enrolled 28 patients with IIM and 28 matched controls in a 1:1 fashion. Standard variables for the left ventricle (LV) and right ventricle (RV) systolic and diastolic function were measured and compared between cases and controls, along with speckle-tracking GLS of the LV and RV...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364395/severe-and-asymptomatic-aortic-stenosis-management-challenge-knowing-that-we-do-not-really-know
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REVIEW
Lionel Tastet, Louis Simard, Marie-Annick Clavel
The clinical management of asymptomatic patients with severe aortic valve stenosis (AS) may be challenging. Indeed, there is substantial controversy over the optimal timing of intervention for these patients, as some advocate early intervention while others urge for a conservative management until symptom onset. In the meantime of randomized clinical trials aiming to compare both strategies of management, an integrative approach including several imaging modalities as well as biomarkers of the myocardial damage may help to improve the risk stratification of patients with asymptomatic severe AS and individualize strategy of treatment...
May 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364375/longitudinal-motion-assessment-of-the-carotid-artery-using-speckle-tracking-and-scale-invariant-feature-transform
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Salvatore Scaramuzzino, Claudio Carallo, Giampaolo Pileggi, Agostino Gnasso, Maria Francesca Spadea
The purpose of this work is to present and validate a novel approach for ultra-sound-based speckle tracking to measure the carotid artery longitudinal displacement, and to assess the apparent sliding between of Intima-Media Complex (IMC) and Adventitia (Ad) layers. This method utilizes feature detectors and descriptors to localize and track keypoints for local motion quantification. The procedure was tested and validated on an in silico dataset and on 18 heathy volunteers and 16 patients. Accuracy measured on in silico data gave a mean ± standard deviation of 23 ± 15 and 19 ± 18 μm for IMC and Ad respectively, and thus smaller than the pixel size (0...
March 31, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362605/low-cost-3d-flow-estimation-of-blood-with-clutter
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Siyuan Wei, Ming Yang, Jian Zhou, Richard Sampson, Oliver Kripfgans, Brian Fowlkes, Thomas Wenisch, Chaitali Chakrabarti
Volumetric flow rate estimation is an important ultrasound medical imaging modality that is used for diagnosing cardiovascular diseases. Flow rates are obtained by integrating velocity estimates over a cross-sectional plane. Speckle-tracking is a promising approach that overcomes the angle dependency of traditional Doppler methods, but suffers from poor lateral resolution. Recent work improves lateral velocity estimation accuracy by reconstructing a synthetic lateral phase signal. However, the estimation accuracy of such approaches is compromised by the presence of clutter...
March 2, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361079/ultrasound-to-assess-diaphragmatic-function-in-the-critically-ill-a-critical-perspective
#16
EDITORIAL
Mark Haaksma, Pieter Roel Tuinman, Leo Heunks
Ultrasound of the diaphragm in critically ill patients has become a diagnostic technique of emerging interest among clinicians and scientists. The advantages include that it is widely available, non-invasive and examination can be performed after relatively short training and at low costs. It is used to estimate muscle mass by measurement of muscle thickness and diagnose weakness by the assessment of diaphragm movement during unassisted breathing. Thickening of the muscle during inspiration has been used to quantify force generation...
March 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341032/normal-ranges-of-left-atrial-strain-by-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Faraz Pathan, Nicholas D'Elia, Mark T Nolan, Thomas H Marwick, Kazuaki Negishi
BACKGROUND: Recent advances in the assessment of myocardial function have facilitated the direct measurement of atrial function using speckle-tracking echocardiography. Currently, normal reference ranges for atrial function using speckle-tracking echocardiography are based on a few initial studies, with variations among modestly sized (n = 100-350) studies. METHODS: The authors searched the PubMed, Embase, and Scopus databases for the key terms "left atrial/atrial/atrium" and "strain/function/deformation/stiffness" and "speckle tracking/Velocity Vector Imaging/edge tracking...
January 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339503/rat-retinal-vasomotion-assessed-by-laser-speckle-imaging
#18
Anastasiia Y Neganova, Dmitry D Postnov, Olga Sosnovtseva, Jens Christian B Jacobsen
Vasomotion is spontaneous or induced rhythmic changes in vascular tone or vessel diameter that lead to rhythmic changes in flow. While the vascular research community debates the physiological and pathophysiological consequence of vasomotion, there is a great need for experimental techniques that can address the role and dynamical properties of vasomotion in vivo. We apply laser speckle imaging to study spontaneous and drug induced vasomotion in retinal network of anesthetized rats. The results reveal a wide variety of dynamical patterns...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338005/the-association-between-diffuse-myocardial-fibrosis-on-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-t1-mapping-and-myocardial-dysfunction-in-diabetic-rabbits
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Mu Zeng, Yingyan Qiao, Zhaoying Wen, Jun Liu, Enhua Xiao, Changlian Tan, Yibin Xie, Jing An, Zishu Zhang, Zhanming Fan, Debiao Li
The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between imaging surrogates for diffuse fibrosis and myocardial dysfunction. Thirty-six New Zealand white rabbits were classified into two groups: a control group (n = 18) and an alloxan-induced diabetes mellitus (DM) group (n = 18). For all rabbits, conventional ultrasonography, two-dimensional speckle tracking, and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) T1 mapping were performed; all of the rabbits were then sacrificed for Masson's staining. The extracellular volume (ECV) was calculated from pre- and post-contrast T1 values and compared with myocardial function measured by echocardiography using Pearson's correlation...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329299/rational-and-design-of-eurocrt-an-international-observational-study-on-multi-modality-imaging-and-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
#20
Erwan Donal, Victoria Delgado, Julien Magne, Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci, Christophe Leclercq, Bernard Cosyns, Marta Sitges, Thor Edvardsen, Elif Sade, Ivan Stankovic, Eustachio Agricola, Maurizio Galderisi, Patrizio Lancellotti, Alfredo Hernandez, Sven Plein, Denisa Muraru, Ehud Schwammenthal, Gerhard Hindricks, Bogdan A Popescu, Gilbert Habib
Aims: Assessment of left ventricular (LV) volumes and ejection fraction (LVEF) with cardiac imaging is important in the selection of patients for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). Several observational studies have explored the role of imaging-derived LV dyssynchrony parameters to predict the response to CRT, but have yielded inconsistent results, precluding the inclusion of imaging-derived LV dyssynchrony parameters in current guidelines for selection of patients for CRT. METHODS: The EuroCRT is a large European multicentre prospective observational study led by the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging...
February 27, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
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