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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226213/reference-ranges-and-reproducibility-studies-for-right-heart-myocardial-deformation-by-feature-tracking-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Boyang Liu, Ahmed M Dardeer, William E Moody, Nicola C Edwards, Lucy E Hudsmith, Richard P Steeds
Feature tracking of the right heart on cardiac MRI is a novel and promising technique for the measurement of right heart myocardial strain. We present here the reference ranges for right ventricular longitudinal strain and strain rate, as well as peak strain of the right atrium within a cohort of 100 healthy individuals recruited from the UK. We present data on the reproducibility of these feature tracking techniques and explore relationship between strain and baseline demographic parameters.
February 2018: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224047/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-cardiovascular-thrombi-in-children
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Pablo Caro-Dominguez, Shi-Joon Yoo, Mike Seed, Lars Grosse-Wortmann
Cardiovascular thrombosis is rare in children and usually occurs in the presence of predisposing conditions, such as indwelling vascular catheters, tumors, aneurysms, ventricular dysfunction, or after surgery. Clots can occur in the cardiac chambers, arteries or veins, or inside conduits. Detection of thrombi is feasible with a variety of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques, including unenhanced methods but also contrast-enhanced MR angiography. In this essay we illustrate the MRI appearance of cardiovascular thrombosis in children and suggest an imaging protocol based on our clinical experience...
December 9, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183908/modulation-of-glp-1-levels-by-a-genetic-variant-that-regulates-the-cardiovascular-effects-of-intensive-glycemic-control-in-accord
#3
Hetal S Shah, Mario Luca Morieri, Santica M Marcovina, Ronald J Sigal, Hertzel C Gerstein, Michael J Wagner, Alison A Motsinger-Reif, John B Buse, Peter Kraft, Josyf C Mychaleckyj, Alessandro Doria
OBJECTIVE: A genome-wide association study in the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) trial identified two markers (rs57922 and rs9299870) that were significantly associated with cardiovascular mortality during intensive glycemic control and could potentially be used, when combined into a genetic risk score (GRS), to identify patients with diabetes likely to derive benefit from intensive control rather than harm. The aim of this study was to gain insights into the pathways involved in the modulatory effect of these variants...
November 28, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183666/microembolism-of-single-cortical-arterioles-can-induce-spreading-depression-and-ischemic-injury-a-potential-trigger-for-migraine-and-related-mri-lesions
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REVIEW
Buket Dönmez-Demir, Muge Yemisci, Kıvılcım Kılıç, Yasemin Gürsoy-Özdemir, Figen Söylemezoğlu, Michael Moskowitz, Turgay Dalkara
Increasing epidemiological evidence suggests an association between migraine with aura (MA) and cardiovascular events. There is experimental as well as clinical evidence implying cerebral microembolism as a potential trigger for MA attacks. Microembolism may also account for some of the ischemic MRI lesions more commonly observed in MA than in general population. Limited size of clinically-silent MRI lesions suggests isolated occlusion of a small vessel. However, it is not known whether selective thrombosis of a small arteriole (e...
November 25, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183245/variation-in-practice-pattern-of-male-hypogonadism-a-comparative-analysis-of-primary-care-urology-endocrinology-and-hiv-specialists
#5
Yash S Khandwala, Omer A Raheem, Mir Amaan Ali, Tung-Chin Hsieh
The objective of the current study was to measure the adherence of guideline-based evaluation and treatment of hypogonadism by medical specialty. A retrospective review was performed analyzing patients from a single academic institution within the past 10 years. The cohort of 193 men was grouped according to medical specialty of the diagnosing physician (50 urology, 49 primary care, 44 endocrinology, and 50 HIV medicine). Adherence to guidelines was assessed using the Endocrine Society's criteria. Primary care patients were older compared to the rest of the cohort ( p < ...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181554/-cardiological-functional-diagnostics
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REVIEW
S Herrmann, N A Kraus, S Frantz
Cardiovascular diseases are common; therefore, adequate and guideline-based diagnostics and treatment are essential. In addition to an electrocardiogram (ECG) and (treadmill) exercise tests, echocardiography plays the pivotal role in functional cardiac testing. It is permanently available at the bedside and has a high diagnostic accuracy; however, examinations such as cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) as well as nuclear medical imaging, e.g. single proton emission CT (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) are becoming more and more common in clinical practice...
November 27, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171645/cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-white-matter-hyperintensities-in-patients-with-migraine-without-aura
#7
Ceyla Ataç Uçar, Hafize Nalan Güneş, Cemile Sencer Demircan, Burcu Gökçe Çokal, Selda Keskin Güler, Tahir Kurtuluş Yoldaş
OBJECTIVES: White matter hyperintensities (WMHs) are observed in patients with migraine with aura (MWA) and without aura (MWO), but there are a limited number of studies regarding patients with MWA. In this study, we aimed to investigate the cardiovascular risk factors which may play a role in the development of WMHs in patients with MWO. METHODS: This observational, analytical, case-control study was conducted between June 2016 and January 2017. It included 21 patients with MWO who had WMHs on brain MRI and 19 patients with MWO who tested normal on MRI (control group) at the Neurology Department Outpatient Polyclinic, Ankara Training and Research Hospital...
October 2017: Aǧrı: Ağrı (Algoloji) Derneği'nin Yayın Organıdır, the Journal of the Turkish Society of Algology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159396/association-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-with-lower-brain-volume-in-healthy-middle-aged-adults-in-the-framingham-study
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Galit Weinstein, Shira Zelber-Sagi, Sarah R Preis, Alexa S Beiser, Charles DeCarli, Elizabeth K Speliotes, Claudia L Satizabal, Ramachandran S Vasan, Sudha Seshadri
Importance: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common condition that is most often asymptomatic. It is associated with metabolic syndrome, incident diabetes, carotid atherosclerosis, and endothelial dysfunction, conditions that in turn are strongly linked with brain damage and cognitive impairment. However, it is not known whether NAFLD is associated with structural brain measures in humans. Objective: To assess the association between prevalent NAFLD and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measures...
November 20, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158839/characterization-of-cardiac-dynamics-in-an-acute-myocardial-infarction-model-by-four-dimensional-optoacoustic-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#9
Hsiao-Chun Amy Lin, Xosé Luís Déan-Ben, Ivana Ivankovic, Melanie A Kimm, Katja Kosanke, Helena Haas, Reinhard Meier, Fabian Lohöfer, Moritz Wildgruber, Daniel Razansky
Extraction of murine cardiac functional parameters on a beat-by-beat basis is limited with the existing imaging modalities due to insufficient three-dimensional temporal resolution. Faster volumetric imaging methods enabling in vivo characterization of functional parameters are poised to advance cardiovascular research and provide a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying cardiac diseases. We present a new approach based on analyzing contrast-enhanced optoacoustic (OA) images acquired at high volumetric frame rate without using cardiac gating or other approaches for motion correction...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157260/high-resolution-and-accelerated-multi-parametric-mapping-with-automated-characterization-of-vessel-disease-using-intravascular-mri
#10
Guan Wang, Yi Zhang, Shashank Sathyanarayana Hegde, Paul A Bottomley
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis is prevalent in cardiovascular disease, but present imaging modalities have limited capabilities for characterizing lesion stage, progression and response to intervention. This study tests whether intravascular magnetic resonance imaging (IVMRI) measures of relaxation times (T1, T2) and proton density (PD) in a clinical 3 Tesla scanner could characterize vessel disease, and evaluates a practical strategy for accelerated quantification. METHODS: IVMRI was performed in fresh human artery segments and swine vessels in vivo, using fast multi-parametric sequences, 1-2 mm diameter loopless antennae and 200-300 μm resolution...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153377/iatrogenic-iron-overload-and-its-potential-consequences-in-patients-on-hemodialysis
#11
Guy Rostoker, Nosratola D Vaziri
Iron overload was considered rare in hemodialysis patients until recently, but its clinical frequency is now increasingly recognized. The liver is the main site of iron storage and the liver iron concentration (LIC) is closely correlated with total iron stores in patients with secondary hemosiderosis and genetic hemochromatosis. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is now the gold standard method for estimating and monitoring LIC. Studies of LIC in hemodialysis patients by magnetic susceptometry thirteen years ago and recently by quantitative MRI have demonstrated a relation between the risk of iron overload and the use of intravenous (IV) iron products prescribed at doses determined by the iron biomarker cutoffs contained in current anemia management guidelines...
November 16, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149455/positive-effect-on-patient-experience-of-video-information-given-prior-to-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-a-clinical-trial
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Britt-Marie Ahlander, Jan Engvall, Eva Maret, Elisabeth Ericsson
AIMS: To evaluate the effect of video information given before cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging on patient anxiety and to compare patient experiences of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging versus myocardial perfusion scintigraphy. To evaluate if additional information has an impact on motion artefacts. BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging and myocardial perfusion scintigraphy are technically advanced methods for the evaluation of heart diseases...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147768/non-invasive-methods-for-estimating-mpap-in-copd-using-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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C S Johns, S Rajaram, D A Capener, C Oram, C Elliot, R Condliffe, D G Kiely, J M Wild, A J Swift
PURPOSE: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is associated with a poor outcome in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is diagnosed invasively. We aimed to assess the diagnostic accuracy and prognostic value of non-invasive cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) models. METHODS: Patients with COPD and suspected PH, who underwent CMR and right heart catheter (RHC) were identified. Three candidate models were assessed: 1, CMR-RV model, based on right ventricular (RV) mass and interventricular septal angle; 2, CMR PA/RV includes RV mass, septal angle and pulmonary artery (PA) measurements; 3, the Alpha index, based on RV ejection fraction and PA size...
November 16, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138746/a-novel-encephalopathy-in-a-thiamine-deficient-dog-resembling-human-wernicke-s-disease-with-atypical-mri-pattern
#14
Floriana Gernone, Mario Ricciardi
Thiamine is a water-soluble vitamin, which participates in several vital metabolic pathways involved in energy metabolism and neurotransmitter synthesis of mammals. In companion animals thiamine deficiency is classically associated with signs of diffuse encephalopathy and lesions on brainstem nuclei and mesencephalic colliculi evident on magnetic resonance imaging. This paper describes a novel clinical presentation in a thiamine-deficient dog showing multifocal, central and peripheral nervous and cardiovascular system alterations...
2017: Open Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117962/lower-cardiac-index-levels-relate-to-lower-cerebral-blood-flow-in-older-adults
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Angela L Jefferson, Dandan Liu, Deepak K Gupta, Kimberly R Pechman, Jennifer M Watchmaker, Elizabeth A Gordon, Swati Rane, Susan P Bell, Lisa A Mendes, L Taylor Davis, Katherine A Gifford, Timothy J Hohman, Thomas J Wang, Manus J Donahue
OBJECTIVE: To assess cross-sectionally whether lower cardiac index relates to lower resting cerebral blood flow (CBF) and cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) among older adults. METHODS: Vanderbilt Memory & Aging Project participants free of stroke, dementia, and heart failure were studied (n = 314, age 73 ± 7 years, 59% male, 39% with mild cognitive impairment). Cardiac index (liters per minute per meter squared) was quantified from echocardiography. Resting CBF (milliliters per 100 grams per minute) and hypercapnia-induced CVR were quantified from pseudo-continuous arterial spin-labeling MRI...
December 5, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117252/preclinical-4d-flow-magnetic-resonance-phase-contrast-imaging-of-the-murine-aortic-arch
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Moritz Braig, Jochen Leupold, Marius Menza, Maximilian Russe, Cheng-Wen Ko, Juergen Hennig, Dominik von Elverfeldt
PURPOSE: Cardiovascular diseases remain the number one death cause worldwide. Preclinical 4D flow phase contrast magnetic resonance imaging can provide substantial insights in the analysis of aortic pathophysiologies in various animal models. These insights may allow a better understanding of pathophysiologies, therapy monitoring, and can possibly be translated to humans. This study provides a framework to acquire the velocity field within the aortic arch. It analyses important flow values at different locations within the aortic arch...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103621/appropriateness-of-anteroseptal-myocardial-infarction-nomenclature-evaluated-by-late-gadolinium-enhancement-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Joseph Allencherril, Yama Fakhri, Henrik Engblom, Einar Heiberg, Marcus Carlsson, Jean-Luc Dubois-Rande, Sigrun Halvorsen, Trygve S Hall, Alf-Inge Larsen, Svend Eggert Jensen, Hakan Arheden, Dan Atar, Peter Clemmensen, Dipan J Shah, Benjamin Cheong, Maria Sejersten, Yochai Birnbaum
BACKGROUND: In traditional literature, it appears that "anteroseptal" MIs with Q waves in V1-V3 involve basal anteroseptal segments although studies have questioned this belief. METHODS: We studied patients with first acute anterior Q-wave (>30ms) MI. All underwent late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). RESULTS: Those with Q waves in V1-V2 (n=7) evidenced LGE >50% in 0%, 43%, 43%, 57%, and 29% of the basal anteroseptal, mid anteroseptal, apical anterior, apical septal segments, and apex, respectively...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103320/cross-sectional-area-of-the-murine-aorta-linearly-increases-with-increasing-core-body-temperature
#18
A Colleen Crouch, Adam B Manders, Amos A Cao, Ulrich M Scheven, Joan M Greve
PURPOSE: The cardiovascular (CV) system plays a vital role in thermoregulation. To date, the response of core vasculature to increasing core temperature has not been adequately studied in vivo. Our objective was to non-invasively quantify the arterial response in murine models due to increases in body temperature, with a focus on core vessels of the torso and investigate whether responses were dependent on sex or age. METHODS: Male and female, adult and aged mice were anaesthetised and underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
November 6, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103037/circulating-progenitor-cells-correlate-with-memory-posterior-cortical-thickness-and-hippocampal-perfusion
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Daniel A Nation, Alick Tan, Shubir Dutt, Elissa C McIntosh, Belinda Yew, Jean K Ho, Anna E Blanken, Jung Yun Jang, Kathleen E Rodgers, Aimée Gaubert
BACKGROUND: Bone marrow-derived progenitor cells survey the vasculature and home to sites of tissue injury where they can promote repair and regeneration. It has been hypothesized that these cells may play a protective role neurodegenerative and vascular cognitive impairment. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate progenitor cell levels in older adults with and without mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and to relate circulating levels to memory, brain volume, white matter lesion volume, and cerebral perfusion...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100059/enlarged-perivascular-spaces-in-the-basal-ganglia-are-independently-associated-with-intracranial-atherosclerosis-in-the-elderly
#20
Oscar H Del Brutto, Robertino M Mera
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Enlarged basal ganglia perivascular spaces (BG-PVS) are a marker of cerebral small vessel disease (SVD). The association between enlarged BG-PVS and atherosclerosis has been explored, but knowledge is limited to extracranial vessels. We aimed to assess whether enlarged BG-PVS correlate with carotid siphon calcifications (CSC), used as a surrogate of intracranial atherosclerosis. METHODS: Atahualpa residents aged ≥60 years underwent head computed tomography (CT) for assessment of CSC, and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for evaluation of BG-PVS and other imaging markers of SVD...
October 20, 2017: Atherosclerosis
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