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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727745/evaluation-of-tissue-displacement-and-regional-strain-in-the-achilles-tendon-using-quantitative-high-frequency-ultrasound
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Stijn Bogaerts, Catarina De Brito Carvalho, Lennart Scheys, Kaat Desloovere, Jan D'hooge, Frederik Maes, Paul Suetens, Koen Peers
The Achilles tendon has a unique structure-function relationship thanks to its innate hierarchical architecture in combination with the rotational anatomy of the sub-tendons from the triceps surae muscles. Previous research has provided valuable insight in global Achilles tendon mechanics, but limitations with the technique used remain. Furthermore, given the global approach evaluating muscle-tendon junction to insertion, regional differences in tendon mechanical properties might be overlooked. However, recent advancements in the field of ultrasound imaging in combination with speckle tracking have made an intratendinous evaluation possible...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721692/left-ventricular-mechanics-are-affected-in-children-with-celiac-disease-a-study-based-on-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Murat Deveci, Ayşen Uncuoğlu Aydoğan, Gürkan Altun, Özlem Kayabey, Okan Tuğral, Kadir Babaoğlu
BACKGROUND: An association between cardiomyopathy and celiac disease has been reported, but not frequently. We examined the effects on cardiac mechanics in children with celiac disease (CD) by two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2DSTE). METHODS: Eighty-one children with CD were compared with a control group comprising 51 healthy children by echocardiographic examination. Children with CD who had been on gluten-free diet for more than 6 months were divided into two different groups: group 1 was positive for serum antitissue transglutaminase antibody (n=48), and group 2 was negative for serum antitissue transglutaminase antibody (n=33)...
July 18, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700019/assessment-of-subclinical-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-a-rat-model-by-speckle-tracking-imaging
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Yu Kang, Wei Wang, Hang Zhao, Zhiqing Qiao, Xuedong Shen, Ben He
Backgrounds: Despite their clear therapeutic benefits, anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity is a major concern limiting the ability to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with cancers. The early identification of anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity is of vital importance to assess the cardiac risk against the potential cancer treatment. Objective: To investigate whether speckle-tracking analysis can provide a sensitive and accurate measurement when detecting doxorubicin-induced left ventricular injury...
July 10, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697490/the-influence-of-blood-pressure-on-fetal-aortic-distensibility-an-animal-validation-study
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Christoph Wohlmuth, Kenneth J Moise, Ramesha Papanna, Ciprian Gheorghe, Anthony Johnson, Yisel Morales, Helena M Gardiner
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Aortic distension waveforms describe the change in diameter or cross-sectional area over the cardiac cycle. We aimed to validate the association of aortic fractional area change (AFAC) with blood pressure (BP) in a fetal lamb model. METHODS: Four pregnant ewes underwent open fetal surgery under general anesthesia at 107-120 gestational days. A 4-Fr catheter was introduced into the fetal femoral artery and vein, or the carotid artery and jugular vein...
July 12, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691201/combined-myocardial-deformation-to-predict-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-response-in-non-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
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Ning Yang, Zhao-Guang Liang, Zhao-Jun Wang, Hui Liu, Chao Chi, Yan-Feng Tian, Shu-Han Qi, Bi-Yu Wang, Wei Han
BACKGROUND: 20-30% of patients do not benefit from CRT when the established selection criteria were applied. We hypothesized that a combined assessment of mechanical dyssynchrony, myocardial deformation and diastolic function would identify patients who would benefit most from CRT. METHOD: In 36 CRT patients, clinical evaluation and echocardiography were performed before and after CRT. Patients were classified into 3 subgroups according to their amount of response: echocardiographic responders, clinical responders, and nonresponders...
July 10, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688858/a-comprehensive-review-of-stress-testing-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-assessment-of-functional-capacity-identification-of-prognostic-indicators-and-detection-of-coronary-artery-disease
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REVIEW
Albree Tower-Rader, Jorge Betancor, Harry M Lever, Milind Y Desai
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a heterogeneous condition that may present with functional limitation due to dyspnea on exertion, angina, or symptoms of heart failure. Although angina is a common symptom, it is thought to be multifactorial, including abnormal microvasculature and epicardial coronary artery disease. The role of stress testing in the detection of coronary artery disease and its limitations are discussed in this review. Stress testing yields additional information beyond the detection of ischemia, which is prognostic independent of the presence of coronary artery disease and can be beneficial in defining the presence of provocable left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, symptoms, response of heart rate and blood pressure to exercise, and functional capacity...
July 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685315/clinical-feasibility-and-validation-of-3d-principal-strain-analysis-from-cine-mri-comparison-to-2d-strain-by-mri-and-3d-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Alessandro Satriano, Bobak Heydari, Mariam Narous, Derek V Exner, Yoko Mikami, Monica M Attwood, John V Tyberg, Carmen P Lydell, Andrew G Howarth, Nowell M Fine, James A White
Two-dimensional (2D) strain analysis is constrained by geometry-dependent reference directions of deformation (i.e. radial, circumferential, and longitudinal) following the assumption of cylindrical chamber architecture. Three-dimensional (3D) principal strain analysis may overcome such limitations by referencing intrinsic (i.e. principal) directions of deformation. This study aimed to demonstrate clinical feasibility of 3D principal strain analysis from routine 2D cine MRI with validation to strain from 2D tagged cine analysis and 3D speckle tracking echocardiography...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684722/overview-of-single-molecule-speckle-sims-microscopy-and-its-electroporation-based-version-with-efficient-labeling-and-improved-spatiotemporal-resolution
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Sawako Yamashiro, Naoki Watanabe
Live-cell single-molecule imaging was introduced more than a decade ago, and has provided critical information on remodeling of the actin cytoskeleton, the motion of plasma membrane proteins, and dynamics of molecular motor proteins. Actin remodeling has been the best target for this approach because actin and its associated proteins stop diffusing when assembled, allowing visualization of single-molecules of fluorescently-labeled proteins in a state specific manner. The approach based on this simple principle is called Single-Molecule Speckle (SiMS) microscopy...
July 6, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674624/left-atrial-strain-predicts-recurrence-of-atrial-arrhythmias-after-catheter-ablation-of-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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Abdul Shokor Parwani, Daniel-Armando Morris, Florian Blaschke, Martin Huemer, Burkert Pieske, Wilhelm Haverkamp, Leif-Hendrik Boldt
INTRODUCTION: Success rates of catheter ablation (CA) of persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) are very variable. Identifying patients in whom sinus rhythm maintenance cannot be achieved after CA is a critical issue. METHODS: 2D speckle-tracking echocardiography was performed before the first CA procedure in consecutive patients with persistent AF. Left atrial (LA) strain was correlated with recurrence of atrial arrhythmias during the follow-up period of 15 months after one CA procedure with or without antiarrhythmic drugs (primary endpoint)...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669483/right-ventricular-strain-in-heart-failure-clinical-perspective
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REVIEW
Marijana Tadic, Elisabeth Pieske-Kraigher, Cesare Cuspidi, Daniel A Morris, Franziska Burkhardt, Ana Baudisch, Sabine Haßfeld, Carsten Tschöpe, Burket Pieske
The number of studies demonstrating the importance of right ventricular remodelling in a wide range of cardiovascular diseases has increased in the past two decades. Speckle-tracking imaging provides new variables that give comprehensive information about right ventricular function and mechanics. In this review, we summarize current knowledge of right ventricular mechanics in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and preserved ejection fraction. We searched PubMed, MEDLINE, Ovid and Embase databases for studies published from January 2000 to December 2016 in the English language using the following keywords: "right ventricle"; "strain"; "speckle tracking"; "heart failure with reduced ejection fraction"; and "heart failure with preserved ejection fraction"...
June 29, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648418/longitudinal-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction-in-patients-with-very-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-case-control-study-using-speckle-tracking-imaging
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Mithun Jacob Varghese, Gautam Sharma, Garima Shukla, Sandeep Seth, Sundeep Mishra, Anupama Gupta, Vinay Kumar Bahl
OBJECTIVE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a prevalent condition that is increasingly recognized to be associated with cardiovascular disease. We aimed to investigate the subclinical systolic ventricular dysfunction of patients with OSA using novel speckle tracking echocardiographic (STE) techniques. METHODS: This study included 31 patients of polysomnography proven very severe OSA [Apnea Hypopnea Index(AHI) >40] and an equal number of matched population with no OSA as controls...
May 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636515/a-brief-period-of-intensive-cardiac-rehabilitation-improves-global-longitudinal-strain-and-diastolic-function-after-a-first-uncomplicated-myocardial-infarction
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Gabriella Malfatto, Miriam Revera, Giovanna Branzi, Francesca Ciambellotti, Alessia Giglio, Simonetta Blengino, Matteo Oldani, Camilla Facchini, Gianfranco Parati, Mario Facchini
Objectives In patients with abnormal left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), cardiac rehabilitation with physical training prevents cardiac remodelling. To define the role of rehabilitation in the recovery of ventricular function in less severe cases, we studied its effects on more refined indexes of left ventricular function in uncomplicated, low-risk patients. Methods and results Fifty-five patients underwent percutaneous coronary revascularization after uncomplicated first AMI...
March 21, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616561/left-atrial-appendage-function-assessment-and-thrombus-identification
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Jacek Kurzawski, Agnieszka Janion-Sadowska, Marcin Sadowski
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of thrombus in the left atrium in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) and may be inconsistent because of variability in thrombus morphology. In some cases it is challenging and requires unusual approach. New Doppler-derived methods might be helpful to identify such thrombi. We evaluated quantitative differences in mechanical function of the left atrial appendage (LAA) basal segments using tissue Doppler imaging (TDI)and speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) in patients with non-valvular AF with and without LAA thrombus and compared them with SR patients...
March 2017: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616546/late-gadolinium-enhancement-does-occur-in-tako-tsubo-cardiomyopathy-a-quantitative-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-and-speckle-tracking-strain-study
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Niranjan Gaikwad, Thomas Butler, Ryan Maxwell, Elizabeth Shaw, Wendy E Strugnell, Jonathan Chan, Gemma A Figtree, Richard E Slaughter, Christian Hamilton-Craig
BACKGROUND: Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) has been recommended to distinguish Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) from either acute myocardial infarction or myocarditis. METHOD: 44 consecutive patients with confirmed Mayo Clinic criteria for TTC underwent CMR imaging at 1.5 Tesla during the acute phase. 10 patients who had CMRI to exclude scar related ventricular tachycardia, and had negative studies, were used as negative controls...
September 2016: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616541/accuracy-of-quantitative-echocardiographic-measures-of-right-ventricular-function-as-compared-to-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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Christian R Hamilton-Craig, Kathy Stedman, Ryan Maxwell, Bonita Anderson, Tony Stanton, Jonathan Chan, Akira Yamada, Gregory M Scalia, Darryl J Burstow
BACKGROUND: Many echocardiographic parameters have been proposed to evaluate right ventricular (RV) systolic function. We comprehensively assessed a wide range of quantitative echocardiographic parameters in a single cohort compared with same-day cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). METHODS AND RESULTS: 92 subjects were examined prospectively: Group 1 consisted of 46 healthy controls (21 males, 33.4 ± 11.4 years), Group 2 consisted of 46 patients (20 males, 38...
September 2016: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615148/echocardiographic-assessments-of%C3%A2-longitudinal-left-ventricular-function-in%C3%A2-healthy-english-springer-spaniels
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D Dickson, R Shave, M Rishniw, M Patteson
OBJECTIVES: To establish reference intervals for echocardiographic measures of longitudinal left ventricular function in adult English Springer spaniel (ESS) dogs. ANIMALS: This study involved 42 healthy adult ESS. METHODS: Animals were prospectively recruited from a general practice population in the United Kingdom. Dogs were examined twice, at least 12 months apart, to exclude dogs with progressive cardiac disease. Mitral annular plane systolic excursion, tissue Doppler imaging mitral annular velocities and two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiographic left ventricular longitudinal strain and strain rate were measured...
June 11, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610912/characteristics-of-cardiomyopathy-in-alstr%C3%A3-m-syndrome-prospective-single-center-data-on-38-patients
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Alessandra Brofferio, Vandana Sachdev, Hwaida Hannoush, Jan D Marshall, Jürgen K Naggert, Stanislav Sidenko, Anna Noreuil, Arlene Sirajuddin, Joy Bryant, Joan C Han, Andrew E Arai, William A Gahl, Meral Gunay-Aygun
BACKGROUND: Alström syndrome (AS) is a rare monogenetic disorder with multi-organ involvement. Complex metabolic disturbances are common and cardiomyopathy is a well-recognized feature in infants as well as in older children and adults. Although the mechanism of cardiomyopathy is not known, previous reports suggest that individuals with infantile-onset cardiac disease recover completely. METHODS: In this single center prospective series of 38 children and adults (age range 1...
May 30, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608400/myocardial-strain-assessment-using-velocity-vector-imaging-in-normally-grown-fetuses-at-term
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Amal A Alsolai, Larissa N Bligh, Ristan M Greer, Alexander Gooi, Sailesh Kumar
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to prospectively assess fetal myocardial deformation at term in normally grown fetuses, using Velocity Vector Imaging (VVI) 2D speckle-tracking technique and explore myocardial deformation changes over the last four weeks of pregnancy. METHODS: This was a prospective, observational, cohort study, at the Mater Mother's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia. A cohort of 276 women with uncomplicated singleton pregnancies underwent fortnightly ultrasound from 36 weeks until delivery...
June 13, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592962/how-to-detect-atrial-fibrosis
#19
REVIEW
Juan Lacalzada-Almeida, Javier García-Niebla
In the last twenty years, new imaging techniques to assess atrial function and to predict the risk of recurrence of atrial fibrillation after treatment have been developed. The present review deals with the role of these techniques in the detection of structural and functional changes of the atrium and diagnosis of atrial remodeling, particularly atrial fibrosis. Echocardiography allows the detection of anatomical, functional changes and deformation of the atrial wall during the phases of the cardiac cycle...
March 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587366/investigation-of-the-predictive-value-of-speckle-tracking-imaging-for-the-assessment-of-cardiac-function-and-clinical-prognosis-in-patients-with-hypercholesterolemia
#20
Ling Zhang, Xiaoxu Chen
The predictive value of speckle tracking imaging (STI) for the assessment of cardiac function and clinical prognosis in patients with hypercholesterolemia was explored. One hundred forty-seven patients with hypercholesterolemia diagnosed in our hospital and 137 healthy adults from our health examination center over the same period were included in this study. Using STI and color Doppler ultrasound, we carried out follow-up of cardiac function in patients with hypercholesterolemia and statistical analysis based on collected data...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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