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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544620/phenotyping-cardiac-and-structural-birth-defects-in-fetal-and-newborn-mice
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REVIEW
Xiaoqin Liu, Andrew J Kim, William Reynolds, Yijen Wu, Cecilia W Lo
Mouse models are invaluable for investigating the developmental etiology and molecular pathogenesis of structural birth defects. While this has been deployed for studying a wide spectrum of birth defects, mice are particularly valuable for modeling congenital heart disease, given they have the same four-chamber cardiac anatomy as in humans. We have developed the use of noninvasive fetal ultrasound together with micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) imaging for high throughput phenotyping of mice for congenital heart defects (CHD) and other developmental anomalies...
May 22, 2017: Birth Defects Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540216/impact-of-plaque-characteristics-on-the-degree-of-functional-stenosis
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REVIEW
Pedro de Araújo Gonçalves, Alexandre Hideo-Kajita, Hector Manuel Garcia-Garcia
Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) is mainly regarded as a gatekeeper for invasive coronary angiography, in face of its widely recognized value to noninvasively rule out significant coronary stenosis. Nevertheless, it is also increasingly recognized that this noninvasive modality can depict several atherosclerotic plaque features and quantify total coronary plaque burden. This opens a new field for cardiac CT, since these atherosclerotic features beyond stenosis severity have been correlated with the degree of functional significance, and are the focus of the present manuscript...
April 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540215/myocardial-flow-reserve-mfr-with-positron-emission-tomography-pet-computed-tomography-ct-clinical-impact-in-diagnosis-and-prognosis
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Maria Cecilia Ziadi
In recent years, radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) using positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) has emerged as a robust tool for the diagnosis, risk stratification and management of patients with known or established coronary artery disease (CAD). Cardiac PET/CT imaging affords key advantages compared to single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) that encompass: (I) improved diagnostic accuracy; (II) decreased radiation exposure due to the utilization of short-lived radiopharmaceuticals, and importantly; (III) the ability to quantify noninvasively myocardial blood flow (MBF) in absolute terms, that is in ml per minute per gram of tissue...
April 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540213/ct-as-gatekeeper-of-invasive-coronary-angiography-in-patients-with-suspected-cad
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REVIEW
Carlos A G Van Mieghem
Cardiac CT has been accepted as a valuable diagnostic tool in today's patient care. However, several other noninvasive, in particular, functional diagnostic tests are available on the menu for the ordering clinician and target more or less the same patient population. These tests come with a cost and financial constraints in the present economic environment will no longer allow its indiscriminate use. The gatekeeper function of a diagnostic testing strategy implies that a test is selected judiciously with the aim of preventing access to invasive yet expensive coronary angiography...
April 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540212/infarct-characterization-using-ct
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Ludovico La Grutta, Patrizia Toia, Erica Maffei, Filippo Cademartiri, Roberto Lagalla, Massimo Midiri
Myocardial infarction (MI) is a major cause of death and disability worldwide. The incidence is not expected to diminish, despite better prevention, diagnosis and treatment, because of the ageing population in industrialized countries and unhealthy lifestyles in developing countries. Nowadays it is highly requested an imaging tool able to evaluate MI and viability. Technology improvements determined an expansion of clinical indications from coronary plaque evaluation to functional applications (perfusion, ischemia and viability after MI) integrating additional phases and information in the mainstream examination...
April 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540211/delayed-enhancement-cardiac-computed-tomography-for-the-assessment-of-myocardial-infarction-from-bench-to-bedside
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Gaston A Rodriguez-Granillo
A large number of studies support the increasingly relevant prognostic value of the presence and extent of delayed enhancement (DE), a surrogate marker of fibrosis, in diverse etiologies. Gadolinium and iodinated based contrast agents share similar kinetics, thus leading to comparable myocardial characterization with cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and cardiac computed tomography (CT) at both first-pass perfusion and DE imaging. We review the available evidence of DE imaging for the assessment of myocardial infarction (MI) using cardiac CT (CTDE), from animal to clinical studies, and from 16-slice CT to dual-energy CT systems (DECT)...
April 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540210/integration-of-non-invasive-functional-assessments-with-anatomical-risk-stratification-in-complex-coronary-artery-disease-the-non-invasive-functional-syntax-score
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Carlos Collet, Yoshinobu Onuma, Yosuke Miyazaki, Marie-Angèle Morel, Patrick W Serruys
Since the early days of coronary angiography, the extension and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) have been used for risk stratification. The SYNTAX score objectively characterizes CAD in patients with multivessel disease. Furthermore, recalculating the SYNTAX score by the incorporation of the functional component coronary stenosis (i.e., FFR) increases the discrimination for the risk of adverse events. The calculation of the SYNTAX score derived from non-invasive modalities such as coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) has emerged as a mean to obtain the SYNTAX score before invasive cardiac catheterization...
April 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540208/myocardial-ct-perfusion-imaging-for-ischemia-detection
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REVIEW
Patricia Carrascosa, Carlos Capunay
Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) plays an important role in many specific scenarios such as in symptomatic patients with intermediate pretest of coronary artery disease (CAD), as well as in the triage of patients with acute chest pain with TIMI risk ≤2. However, it cannot detect the presence of associated ischemia, which is critical for clinical decision making among patients with moderate to severe stenosis. Although functional information can be obtained with different non-invasive tools, cardiac CT is the unique modality that can perform a comprehensive evaluation of coronary anatomy plus the functional significance of lesions...
April 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540069/integrate-imaging-approach-for-minimally-invasive-and-robotic-procedures
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Nikolay A Ivanov, Daniel B Green, T Sloane Guy
Over the past two decades, robotic and minimally invasive cardiac surgery has been continuously refined and is currently an alternative to traditional open-heart surgery for some patients. The parallel evolution of imaging modalities has made robotic surgery safer and more efficient. Here, we review the pre- and post-operative use of computed tomography (CT) in minimally invasive and robotic cardiac procedures.
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539564/improvement-of-local-cell-delivery-using-helix-transendocardial-delivery-catheter-in-a-porcine-heart
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Yoshiaki Mitsutake, Wook Bum Pyun, Didier Rouy, Cheryl Wong Po Foo, Simon H Stertzer, Peter Altman, Fumiaki Ikeno
Cardiac regeneration strategies using stem cells have shown variable and inconsistent results with respect to patient cardiac function and clinical outcomes. There has been increasing consensus that improving the efficiency of delivery may improve results. The Helix transendocardial delivery system (BioCardia Inc.) has been developed to enable percutaneous transendocardial biotherapeutic delivery. Therefore, we evaluated cell retention using this unique system compared with direct transepicardial injection and intracoronary infusion in an animal model...
May 23, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536223/cardiac-compression-due-to-gastric-volvulus-an-unusual-cause-of-chest-pain
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Alex Brown, David Austin, Venkatesh Kanakala
A 42-year-old man was admitted to coronary care for assessment with severe retrosternal chest pain. Echocardiography showed significant external compression of the left atrium. A subsequent CT scan revealed him to have a large hiatus hernia, with most of his stomach herniating into his thorax causing left atrial compression and gastric volvulus. He subsequently underwent successful emergency decompression of the gastric volvulus and repair of his hiatus hernia.
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534155/myocardial-delayed-enhancement-ct-initial-experience-in-children-and-young-adults
#12
Hyun Woo Goo
BACKGROUND: Clinical utility of myocardial delayed enhancement CT has not been reported in children and young adults. OBJECTIVE: To describe initial experience of myocardial delayed enhancement CT regarding image quality, radiation dose and identification of myocardial lesions in children and young adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between August 2013 and November 2016, 29 consecutive children and young adults (median age 16 months) with suspected coronary artery or myocardial abnormality underwent arterial- and delayed-phase cardiac CT at our institution...
May 23, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532693/a-prospective-national-survey-of-coronary-ct-angiography-radiation-doses-in-the-united-kingdom
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Isabel A Castellano, Edward D Nicol, Russell K Bull, Carl A Roobottom, Michelle C Williams, Stephen P Harden
BACKGROUND: Little real-world radiation dose data exist for the majority of cardiovascular CT. Some data have been published for coronary CT angiography (coronary CTA) specifically, but they invariably arise from high-volume centres with access to the most recent technology. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to document real-world radiation doses for coronary CTA in the United Kingdom, and to establish their relationship to clinical protocol selection, acquisition heart rate, and scanner technology...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532579/interoceptive-ingredients-of-body-ownership-affective-touch-and-cardiac-awareness-in-the-rubber-hand-illusion
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Laura Crucianelli, Charlotte Krahé, Paul M Jenkinson, Aikaterini Katerina Fotopoulou
The sense of body ownership represents a fundamental aspect of bodily self-consciousness. Using multisensory integration paradigms, recent studies have shown that both exteroceptive and interoceptive information contribute to our sense of body ownership. Interoception refers to the physiological sense of the condition of the body, including afferent signals that originate inside the body and outside the body. However, it remains unclear whether individual sensitivity to interoceptive modalities is unitary or differs between modalities...
May 1, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528743/-18-f-sodium-fluoride-positron-emission-tomography-for-molecular-imaging-of-coronary-atherosclerosis-based-on-computed-tomography-analysis
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Toshiro Kitagawa, Hideya Yamamoto, Shinya Toshimitsu, Ko Sasaki, Atsuhiro Senoo, Yumiko Kubo, Fuminari Tatsugami, Kazuo Awai, Yutaka Hirokawa, Yasuki Kihara
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We aimed at evaluating the relation of (18)F-sodium fluoride ((18)F-NaF) uptake on positron emission tomography (PET) to coronary atherosclerosis detected and assessed by computed tomography (CT). METHODS: Thirty-two patients with one or more coronary atherosclerotic lesions detected on cardiac CT underwent (18)F-NaF PET/CT. Each coronary atherosclerotic lesion was evaluated on CT angiography for plaque types (calcified plaque [CP], non-calcified plaque [NCP], partially calcified plaque [PCP]), and the presence of CT-based high-risk features (minimum CT density <30 Hounsfield units and vascular remodeling index >1...
April 29, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528465/contrast-induced-nephropathy-cin-of-patients-with-renal-dysfunction-in-ct-examination
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Yasuhiro Fukushima, Hitomi Miyazawa, Junpei Nakamura, Ayako Taketomi-Takahashi, Takayuki Suto, Yoshito Tsushima
PURPOSE: To investigate the incidence and risk factors of contrast induced nephropathy (CIN) after contrast enhanced (CE) computed tomography (CT) in patients with renal dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred sixteen inpatients with estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFR) <60 ml/min/1.73 m(2) underwent CE CT using iodine doses of 420 or 480 mg I/kg. Data of all enrolled patients was collected for baseline serum creatinine level (SCr), post-CE CT SCr within 3 days after CE CT, and conditions considered risk factors for CIN [renal dysfunction, contrast media dose, advanced age, diabetes mellitus, no intravenous hydration, cardiac dysfunction (left ventricular ejection fraction <60%) and intensive-care unit (ICU) admission]...
May 20, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523341/cost-of-unnecessary-testing-in-the-evaluation-of-pediatric-syncope
#17
Connor Redd, Cameron Thomas, Martha Willis, Michelle Amos, Jeffrey Anderson
Syncope is a common and a typically benign clinical problem in children and adolescents. The majority of tests ordered in otherwise healthy pediatric patients presenting with syncope have low diagnostic yield. This study quantifies testing and corresponding patient charges in a group of pediatric patients presenting for outpatient evaluation for syncope. Patients seen between 3/2011 and 4/2013 in the multi-disciplinary Syncope Clinic at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center were enrolled in a registry which was reviewed for patient information...
May 18, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523283/variable-temporal-sampling-and-tube-current-modulation-for-myocardial-blood-flow-estimation-from-dose-reduced-dynamic-computed-tomography
#18
Dimple Modgil, Michael D Bindschadler, Adam M Alessio, Patrick J La Rivière
Quantification of myocardial blood flow (MBF) can aid in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease. However, there are no widely accepted clinical methods for estimating MBF. Dynamic cardiac perfusion computed tomography (CT) holds the promise of providing a quick and easy method to measure MBF quantitatively. However, the need for repeated scans can potentially result in a high patient radiation dose, limiting the clinical acceptance of this approach. In our previous work, we explored techniques to reduce the patient dose by either uniformly reducing the tube current or by uniformly reducing the number of temporal frames in the dynamic CT sequence...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522356/association-between-matrix-metaloproteinases-2-1306c-t-polymorphism-and-the-risk-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-iranian-population
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Mahshid Sattari, Maryam Hassanzad, Seyed Hamid Jamaldini, Alireza Najafi, Mahdieh Imani, Mohammadreza Mohammadhassani, Mandana Hasanzad
BACKGROUND: Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) represents the most important cause of sudden cardiac death. Interaction between genetic and environmental factors, individual susceptibility of the development of CAD is one of the MMP2 genes. Genetic variants' dysfunction of the MMP2 gene associated with the risk of CAD. The aim of the present study is to assess possible association between risk of Coronary Artery Disease and MMP2-1306C/T polymorphism. METHODS: This case-control study contains a total number of 344 subjects, including 215 patients with CAD and 129 of controls...
May 6, 2017: Pathophysiology: the Official Journal of the International Society for Pathophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521775/genome-wide-association-study-of-subclinical-interstitial-lung-disease-in-mesa
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Ani Manichaikul, Xin-Qun Wang, Li Sun, Josée Dupuis, Alain C Borczuk, Jennifer N Nguyen, Ganesh Raghu, Eric A Hoffman, Suna Onengut-Gumuscu, Emily A Farber, Joel D Kaufman, Dan Rabinowitz, Karen D Hinckley Stukovsky, Steven M Kawut, Gary M Hunninghake, George R Washko, George T O'Connor, Stephen S Rich, R Graham Barr, David J Lederer
BACKGROUND: We conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of subclinical interstitial lung disease (ILD), defined as high attenuation areas (HAA) on CT, in the population-based Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Study. METHODS: We measured the percentage of high attenuation areas (HAA) in the lung fields on cardiac CT scan defined as voxels with CT attenuation values between -600 and -250 HU. Genetic analyses were performed in MESA combined across race/ethnic groups: non-Hispanic White (n = 2,434), African American (n = 2,470), Hispanic (n = 2,065) and Chinese (n = 702), as well as stratified by race/ethnicity...
May 18, 2017: Respiratory Research
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