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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647057/prevalence-of-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-routine-screening-in-intensive-coronary-care-units
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S Morra, F Bughin, K Solecki, M Aboubadra, B Lattuca, F Gouzi, J-C Macia, T-T Cung, S Cade, F Cransac, J-M Davy, Y Dauvilliers, D Corrado, F Roubille
INTRODUCTION: Increased evidence has shown that, despite the maximum care afforded to patients admitted with acute coronary syndromes (ACS), a residual risk of mortality remains, in which obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) appears to be a largely undiagnosed factor, particularly in the intensive cardiac care unit (ICCU). The purpose of this study is to determine whether the systematic screening for sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is feasible and may be recommended. The aims of our study are to determine: (1) The estimated prevalence of OSA in patients admitted to the ICCU for ACS determined by a validated, user-friendly portable screening device; (2) The feasibility of the screening in this context; (3) To assess any negative impact of OSA on the severity of ACS...
June 21, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641979/sexual-dimorphism-in-the-fetal-cardiac-response-to-maternal-nutrient-restriction
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Sribalasubashini Muralimanoharan, Cun Li, Ernesto S Nakayasu, Cameron P Casey, Thomas O Metz, Peter W Nathanielsz, Alina Maloyan
Poor maternal nutrition causes intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR); however, its effects on fetal cardiac development are unclear. We have developed a baboon model of moderate maternal undernutrition, leading to IUGR. We hypothesized that IUGR affects fetal cardiac structure and metabolism. Six control pregnant baboons ate ad-libitum (CTRL)) or 70% CTRL from 0.16 of gestation (G). Fetuses were euthanized at C-section at 0.9G under general anesthesia. Male but not female IUGR fetuses showed left ventricular fibrosis inversely correlated with birth weight...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640873/healthy-aging-of-the-left-ventricle-in-relationship-to-cardiovascular-risk-factors-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis-mesa
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Chia-Ying Liu, Shenghan Lai, Nadine Kawel-Boehm, Harjit Chahal, Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, Joao A C Lima, David A Bluemke
BACKGROUND: Understanding the relationship of cardiovascular structure and function to age is confounded by the high prevalence of traditional risk factors in the United States. The purpose of the study is to compare left ventricular (LV) and aortic structural, and functional parameters in individuals with and without traditional risk factors in a population-based cohort. METHODS AND RESULTS: 3015 study participants (48% men, age 55-94, mean 69.01±9.17 years) in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) underwent cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging from 2010-2012...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639945/pulmonary-arterial-hemodynamic-assessment-by-a-novel-index-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-pulmonary-pulse-transit-time
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Tolga Han Efe, Mehmet Doğan, Cem Özişler, Tolga Çimen, Mehmet Ali Felekoğlu, Ahmet Göktuğ Ertem, Engin Algül, Sadık Açıkel
OBJECTIVE: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, inflammatory, and autoimmune connective tissue disease. One of the leading causes of mortality among SLE patients is pulmonary hypertension. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between echocardiographic findings, including the pulmonary pulse transit time and pulmonary hypertension parameters, in SLE patients. METHODS: Thirty SLE patients (aged 39.9±11 years, 28 females) as the study group and 34 age- and sex-matched healthy volunteers (aged 37...
June 22, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638839/broken-heart-syndrome-in-a-patient-on-maintenance-hemodialysis
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Sukhdeep Bhogal, Vatsal Ladia, Puja Sitwala, Kailash Bajaj, Vijay Ramu, Timir Paul
Context:Broken heart syndrome or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is a disorder characterized by transient left ventricular apical ballooning that almost invariably precedes emotional or physical stress. Although the patients with chronic kidney disease on hemodialysis have shown to exhibit sustained activity of sympathetic nervous system, the presentation of TC in these patients is a rare entity with few case reports in the literature. Case Report: A 75-year-old female with past medical history of end-stage renal disease presented with chest pressure and heaviness that started during her maintenance hemodialysis session...
April 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638577/a-rare-case-of-apical-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-ahcm
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Seyed Abbas Mirabbasi, Koroush Khalighi, Suresh Mukkamala, Archana Kodali
Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a rare form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy that involves thickening of the distal portion of the left ventricular wall. Most commonly seen in the Japan, with a prevalence rate of about 15% of all HCM patient, its incidence in the USA is approximately 3% of HCM cases. We report a case of a 46-year-old woman with history of hypertension who presented to emergency department with worsening dyspnea and orthopnea with features of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and diffuse large T-wave inversions in the lateral leads on a 12-lead ECG...
March 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638576/a-classic-case-of-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-arvc-and-literature-review
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Htun Latt, Thein Tun Aung, Chanwit Roongsritong, David Smith
Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a relatively under-recognized hereditary cardiomyopathy. It is characterized pathologically by fibro-fatty infiltration of right ventricular (RV) myocardium and clinically by consequences of RV electrical instability. Timely intervention with device therapy and pharmacotherapy may help reduce the risk of arrhythmic events or sudden cardiac death. Here, we describe a classic case of a young adult with ARVC and a brief literature review. The patient presented with exertional palpitations and ARVC was suspected after his routine electrocardiogram (EKG) revealed symmetric T wave inversions and possible epsilon waves in right precordial leads...
March 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631361/optimal-right-heart-filling-pressure-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-determined-by-strain-echocardiography
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Romel Garcia-Montilla, Faryal Imam, Mi Miao, Kathryn Stinson, Akram Khan, Stephen Heitner
INTRODUCTION: Right ventricular (RV) systolic dysfunction is common in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). While preload optimization is crucial in its management, dynamic fluid responsiveness indices lack reliability, and there is no consensus on target central venous pressure (CVP). We analyzed the utility of RV free wall longitudinal strain (RVFWS) in the estimation of optimal RV filling pressure in ARDS. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional analysis of clinical data and echocardiograms of patients with ARDS was performed...
June 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616854/ventricular-arterial-coupling-in-centenarians-without-cardiovascular-diseases
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Andrea Sonaglioni, Massimo Baravelli, Michele Lombardo, Carmen Sommese, Claudio Anzà, Jonathan A Kirk, Luigi Padeletti
BACKGROUND: Ventricular-arterial (VA) coupling is a central determinant of cardiovascular system performance and cardiac energetics. This index is expressed by the Ea/Ees ratio, where the effective arterial elastance (Ea) indicates the net arterial load exerted on the left ventricle and the left ventricular end-systolic elastance (Ees) is a load-independent measure of left ventricular chamber performance. METHODS: Thirty-three centenarians (100.6 ± 1.2 years, range 99-105 years, 10 M) without cardiovascular diseases underwent a complete echocardiographic evaluation and an instantaneous arterial blood pressure measurement, to characterize the Ea/Ees ratio and its two determinants indexed to body surface area...
June 14, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616729/prediction-of-the-estimated-5-year-risk-of-sudden-cardiac-death-and-syncope-or-non-sustained-ventricular-tachycardia-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-using-late-gadolinium-enhancement-and-extracellular-volume-cmr
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Maxim Avanesov, Julia Münch, Julius Weinrich, Lennart Well, Dennis Säring, Christian Stehning, Enver Tahir, Sebastian Bohnen, Ulf K Radunski, Kai Muellerleile, Gerhard Adam, Monica Patten, Gunnar Lund
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the ability of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) and mapping cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) including native T1 and global extracellular volume (ECV) to identify hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients at risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD) and to predict syncope or non-sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT). METHODS: A 1.5-T CMR was performed in 73 HCM patients and 16 controls. LGE size was quantified using the 3SD, 5SD and full width at half maximum (FWHM) method...
June 14, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614263/misdiagnosed-anomalous-left-coronary-artery-from-the-pulmonary-artery-as-endocardial-fibroelastosis-in-infancy-a-case-series
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Fan Ma, Kaiyu Zhou, Xiaoqing Shi, Xiaoqing Wang, Yi Zhang, Yifei Li, Yimin Hua, Chuan Wang
INTRODUCTION: Anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare but severe congenital cardiac malformation. The prognosis mainly depends on the early and accurate diagnosis and treatment. However, without a typical and specific clinical manifestation in early stage, ALCAPA has a higher rate of false initial diagnosis. DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURE: Three infants with impaired left ventricle (LV) function, LV enlargement, mitral valve regurgitation (MR), and LV endocardium thickness were initially diagnosed as endocardial fibroelastosis (EFE)...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614245/wellens-syndrome-in-hiv-infected-patients-two-case-reports
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Bowei Tan, Carlos Morales-Mangual, Dan Zhao, Abdullah Khan, Hal Chadow
BACKGROUND: Wellens syndrome is a pattern of electrocardiographic (ECG) changes in the context of unstable angina characterized with deep inverted T-waves or biphasic T-waves in the precordial leads. These specific ECG changes are highly suggestive of stenosis in the left anterior descending artery (LAD), which can result in acute myocardial infarction, left ventricular dysfunction, or death. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is known as an independent risk factor for the cardiovascular disease...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612130/acute-brain-diseases-as-triggers-for-stress-cardiomyopathy-clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes
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Deena M Nasr, Sara Tomasini, Abhiram Prasad, Alejandro A Rabinstein
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with neurogenic stress cardiomyopathy (NSC) among patients admitted to our neuroscience intensive care unit (NICU). METHODS: Following institutional review board approval, consecutive adult patients admitted to the NICU between 2009 and 2013 with definite and possible NSC were included. Data on patient demographics, baseline clinical information, cardiac function, and laboratory values were collected...
June 13, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607615/diffuse-interstitial-fibrosis-assessed-by-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-is-associated-with-dispersion-of-ventricular-repolarization-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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David Hurtado-de-Mendoza, Celia P Corona-Villalobos, Iraklis Pozios, Jorge Gonzales, Yalda Soleimanifard, Sanjay Sivalokanathan, Diego Montoya-Cerrillo, Styliani Vakrou, Ihab Kamel, Wilfredo Mormontoy-Laurel, Ketty Dolores-Cerna, Jacsel Suarez, Sergio Perez-Melo, David A Bluemke, Theodore P Abraham, Stefan L Zimmerman, M Roselle Abraham
BACKGROUND: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is characterized by myocyte hypertrophy, disarray, fibrosis, and increased risk for ventricular arrhythmias. Increased QT dispersion has been reported in patients with HCM, but the underlying mechanisms have not been completely elucidated. In this study, we examined the relationship between diffuse interstitial fibrosis, replacement fibrosis, QTc dispersion and ventricular arrhythmias in patients with HCM. We hypothesized that fibrosis would slow impulse propagation and increase dispersion of ventricular repolarization, resulting in increased QTc dispersion on surface electrocardiogram (ECG) and ventricular arrhythmias...
June 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580619/impact-of-microvascular-obstruction-on-left-ventricular-local-remodeling-after-reperfused-myocardial-infarction
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Lin Zhang, Damien Mandry, Bailiang Chen, Olivier Huttin, Gabriela Hossu, Hairong Wang, Marine Beaumont, Nicolas Girerd, Jacques Felblinger, Freddy Odille
PURPOSE: To evaluate by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) the impact of microvascular obstruction (MVO) on regional left ventricular (LV) wall characteristics and local remodeling after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In all, 114 AMI patients underwent cardiac MRI at 3T within 2-4 days (baseline) and at 6 months (follow-up) after reperfusion. Late gadolinium enhancement and cine sequences were performed. The impact of MVO (ie, presence and extent) on regional wall thickening (WT, %), end-diastolic wall thickness (EDWT, mm), and local cavity change (mm) of LV were quantitatively analyzed...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575882/relationship-between-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-gene-polymorphism-and-qt-dispersion-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Aysun Toraman, Hulya Colak, Hikmet Tekce, Sirri Cam, Seyhun Kursat
INTRODUCTION: The angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene insertion or deletion in long-term hemodialysis patients may be associated with corrected QT interval prolongation, leading to fatal arrhythmias. The ACE D allele is known to increase the risk of malignant ventricular arrhythmias and is also associated with increased QT dispersion after myocardial infarction and hypertension. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between ACE gene polymorphism and QT dispersion in hemodialysis patients...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571635/%C3%AE-blockers-and-mortality-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-without-heart-failure-or-ventricular-dysfunction
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Tatendashe B Dondo, Marlous Hall, Robert M West, Tomas Jernberg, Bertil Lindahl, Hector Bueno, Nicolas Danchin, John E Deanfield, Harry Hemingway, Keith A A Fox, Adam D Timmis, Chris P Gale
BACKGROUND: For acute myocardial infarction (AMI) without heart failure (HF), it is unclear if β-blockers are associated with reduced mortality. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to determine the association between β-blocker use and mortality in patients with AMI without HF or left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD). METHODS: This cohort study used national English and Welsh registry data from the Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project...
June 6, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561596/higher-exercise-intensity-delays-postexercise-recovery-of-impedance-derived-cardiac-sympathetic-activity
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Scott Michael, Ollie Jay, Kenneth S Graham, Glen M Davis
Systolic time intervals (STIs) provide noninvasive insights into cardiac sympathetic neural activity (cSNA). As the effect of exercise intensity on postexercise STI recovery is unclear, this study investigated the STI recovery profile after different exercise intensities. Eleven healthy males cycled for 8 min at 3 separate intensities: LOW (40%-45%), MOD (75%-80%), and HIGH (90%-95%) of heart-rate (HR) reserve. Bio-impedance cardiography was used to assess STIs - primarily pre-ejection period (PEP; inversely correlated with cSNA), as well as left ventricular ejection time (LVET) and PEP:LVET - during 10 min seated recovery immediately postexercise...
May 31, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560785/image-of-a-left-atrial-mass-after-a-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-a-child
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Khaled Hadeed, Bertrand Leobon, Yves Dulac, Philippe Acar
Invagination of an appendage into the left atrium is a rare complication. It occurs spontaneously or after open-heart surgery. In our case, a postoperative transesophageal echocardiogram, after closure of a ventricular septal defect in a 5-month-old infant, revealed a large mass in the left atrium. A diagnosis of a left appendage inversion was confirmed after external examination of the heart. Herein, we provide echocardiographic images before, during, and after manual reversion of the left appendage. Misdiagnosis of this complication could have led to an additional unnecessary surgical procedure that could have impacted on the patient's morbidity...
May 30, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557713/effects-of-prenatal-formula-see-text-exposure-on-fetal-cardiovascular-malformations-in-fuzhou-china-a-retrospective-case-control-study
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Chao-Bin Liu, Xin-Ru Hong, Miao Shi, Xiao-Qiu Chen, Hui-Juan Huang, Jin-Hua Chen, Kai Yang, Su-Qing Chen, Han-Qiang Chen, Hai-Dong Kan, Qing-Hua Sun
BACKGROUND: Maternal exposure to ambient air pollution has been associated with an increased risk of congenital heart defects in offspring; however, the results are inconsistent. OBJECTIVES: We investigated whether there is an association between prenatal exposure to particulate matter with diameter [Formula: see text] ([Formula: see text]) during early pregnancy and fetal cardiovascular malformations. METHODS: The gravidae from a hospital-based case-control study in Fuzhou, China, during 2007-2013 were assigned 10-d or 1-mo averages of daily [Formula: see text] using an air monitor-based inverse distance weighting method during early pregnancy...
May 25, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
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