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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105997/first-successful-transcatheter-double-valve-replacement-from-a-transapical-access-and-nine-month-follow-up
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Robert Bauernschmitt, Stefan Bauer, Christian Liewald, Ramiz Emini, Wolfgang Oechsner, Meinrad Beer, Ralf Sodian, Andreas Liebold
AIMS: While TAVI is the treatment of choice in patients with aortic stenosis considered inoperable or at high risk, interventional replacement of the mitral valve is still in the preclinical or early clinical phase. Our aim was to report on the first transcatheter double valve replacement into native valves from a transapical access. METHODS AND RESULTS: A 67-year-old, highly symptomatic female patient considered inoperable due to severe calcification of the mitral annulus and comorbidities was scheduled for transcatheter double valve replacement by the local Heart Team...
January 20, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103549/cardiac-image-reconstruction-via-non-linear-motion-correction-based-on-partial-angle-reconstructed-images
#2
Seungeon Kim, Yongjin Chang, Jong Beom Ra
Even though the X-ray CT scan is considered suitable for fast imaging, motion-artifact-free cardiac imaging is still an important issue because the gantry rotation speed is not fast enough compared with the heart motion. To obtain a heart image with less motion artifacts, a motion estimation (ME) and motion compensation (MC) approach is usually adopted. In this paper, we propose a ME/MC algorithm that can estimate a non-linear heart motion model from a sinogram with a rotation angle of less than 360°. In this algorithm, we first assume the heart motion to be non-rigid but linear, and thereby estimate an initial 4D motion vector field (MVF) during a half rotation by using conjugate partial angle reconstructed images, as in our previous ME/MC algorithm...
January 17, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100899/effectiveness-of-computed-tomography-attenuation-values-in-characterization-of-pericardial-effusion
#3
Mehmet Serkan Çetin, Elif Hande Özcan Çetin, Mustafa Özdemir, Serkan Topaloğlu, Dursun Aras, Ahmet Temizhan, Sinan Aydoğdu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of computed tomography (CT) attenuation values in the characterization of pericardial effusion. METHODS: This study consisted of 96 patients with pericardial effusion who underwent pericardiocentesis. For further diagnostic evaluation of pericardial effusion, all the patients were assessed by thorax CT. CT attenuation values were measured from at least 5 different areas of pericardial fluid by specifying the largest region of interest...
January 17, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100570/a-rare-cause-of-constrictive-pericarditis
#4
Shane Patrick Flood, Omar Ayah, Satoshi Furukawa, Robert B Norris
A 67-year-old man presented with 3 months of exertional dyspnoea and 1 week of oedema. Examination revealed elevated neck veins, pulsus paradoxus, muffled heart sounds, decreased breath sounds and pedal oedema. Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) demonstrated cardiac tamponade, and chest X-ray showed pleural effusion. Pericardiocentesis, thoracocentesis, laboratory investigations and CT did not elucidate an underlying aetiology. Three weeks later, he presented with recurrent cardiac tamponade and pleural effusion...
January 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099107/case-238-spontaneous-pneumothorax-secondary-to-intrapulmonary-necrobiotic-rheumatoid-nodule
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Ammar A Chaudhry, Maryam Gul, Abbas A Chaudhry, William Moore
History A 54-year-old white woman with a history of rheumatoid arthritis who was taking glucocorticoids and methotrexate presented to the emergency department in December with worsening shortness of breath and chest heaviness for 1 week. She reported additional symptoms of weakness, headache, and arthralgia primarily involving her bilateral hands, wrist, ankles, and feet. She denied experiencing fevers, syncope or presyncope, focal neurologic deficits, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, unintentional weight loss, or recent trauma...
February 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097081/b-cell-lymphoma-in-the-tricuspid-valve
#6
Ali C Agha, Joseph Limback, Raul Loya, Ashley Ramirez, Michael Valente, Jeremy Burt
Lymphoma can involve any organ or tissue that contains lymphoid tissue and the heart is no exception. A few prior case reports have described lymphoma encasing a coronary artery or involving one or more cardiac valves. We present a rare case of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) involving the tricuspid valve and right coronary artery diagnosed on coronary CT angiography. The clinical and imaging characteristics of cardiac lymphoma are discussed.
December 16, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096388/competition-of-calcified-calmodulin-n-lobe-and-pip2-to-an-lqt-mutation-site-in-kv7-1-channel
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William Sam Tobelaim, Meidan Dvir, Guy Lebel, Meng Cui, Tal Buki, Asher Peretz, Milit Marom, Yoni Haitin, Diomedes E Logothetis, Joel Alan Hirsch, Bernard Attali
Voltage-gated potassium 7.1 (Kv7.1) channel and KCNE1 protein coassembly forms the slow potassium current IKS that repolarizes the cardiac action potential. The physiological importance of the IKS channel is underscored by the existence of mutations in human Kv7.1 and KCNE1 genes, which cause cardiac arrhythmias, such as the long-QT syndrome (LQT) and atrial fibrillation. The proximal Kv7.1 C terminus (CT) binds calmodulin (CaM) and phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2), but the role of CaM in channel function is still unclear, and its possible interaction with PIP2 is unknown...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096044/use-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-and-contrast-echocardiography-in-the-evaluation-of-cardiac-masses
#8
Hongmei Xia, Ling Gan, Yan Jiang, Qi Tang, Ping Zhang, Xuefeng Tang, Li Wen, Zheng Liu, Yunhua Gao
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the combination of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and contrast echocardiography (CE) accurately diagnose suspected cardiac masses using large sample data. METHODS: Patients with cardiac masses undergoing surgical treatment were enrolled in this study. Routine transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and TEE examinations were carried out, and CE examinations were carried out when needed. All patients' clinical data and imaging features were retrospectively reviewed...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095022/estimating-effective-dose-of-radiation-from-pediatric-cardiac-ct-angiography-using-a-64-mdct-scanner-new-conversion-factors-relating-dose-length-product-to-effective-dose
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Sigal Trattner, Anjali Chelliah, Peter Prinsen, Carrie B Ruzal-Shapiro, Yanping Xu, Sachin Jambawalikar, Maxwell Amurao, Andrew J Einstein
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to determine the conversion factors that enable accurate estimation of the effective dose (ED) used for cardiac 64-MDCT angiography performed for children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Anthropomorphic phantoms representative of 1- and 10-year-old children, with 50 metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor dosimeters placed in organs, underwent scanning performed using a 64-MDCT scanner with different routine clinical cardiac scan modes and x-ray tube potentials...
January 17, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092496/the-effect-of-contrast-material-on-radiation-dose-at-ct-part-i-incorporation-of-contrast-material-dynamics-in-anthropomorphic-phantoms
#10
Pooyan Sahbaee, W Paul Segars, Daniele Marin, Rendon C Nelson, Ehsan Samei
Purpose To develop a method to incorporate the propagation of contrast material into computational anthropomorphic phantoms for estimation of organ dose at computed tomography (CT). Materials and Methods A patient-specific physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model of the human cardiovascular system was incorporated into 58 extended cardiac-torso (XCAT) patient phantoms. The PBPK model comprised compartmental models of vessels and organs unique to each XCAT model. For typical injection protocols, the dynamics of the contrast material in the body were described according to a series of patient-specific iodine mass-balance differential equations, the solutions to which provided the contrast material concentration time curves for each compartment...
January 13, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090249/multimodality-imaging-for-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-severity-grading-a-methodological-review
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REVIEW
Maaike Alkema, Ernest Spitzer, Osama I I Soliman, Christian Loewe
Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), defined by an increase in left ventricular mass (LVM), is a common cardiac finding generally caused by an increase in pressure or volume load. Assessing severity of LVH is of great clinical value in terms of prognosis and treatment choices, as LVH severity grades correlate with the risk for presenting cardiovascular events. The three main cardiac parameters for the assessment of LVH are wall thickness, LVM, and LV geometry. Echocardiography, with large availability and low cost, is the technique of choice for their assessment...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081128/radiation-exposure-from-diagnostic-imaging-in-a-cohort-of-pediatric-transplant-recipients
#12
Alexandra Seal, Michael Hawkes, Ravi Bhargava, Michelle Noga, Jutta Preiksaitis, Curtis Mabilangan, Joan Robinson
Recipients of solid organ transplants (SOT) have extensive diagnostic imaging (DI). The purpose of this study was to quantify this exposure. Children from northern Alberta with SOTs at Stollery Children's Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta January 1, 2006, to July 31, 2012, were included. Effective doses of radiation were estimated using published norms for DI performed post-transplant up to October 16, 2014. The 54 eligible children had 6215 DI studies (5628 plain films, 293 computerized tomography (CT) scans, 149 positron emission topography (PET) -CT scans, 47 nuclear medicine scans and 98 cardiac catheterizations)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081050/white-paper-of-the-society-of-computed-body-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-on-dual-energy-ct-part-3-vascular-cardiac-pulmonary-and-musculoskeletal-applications
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Carlo N De Cecco, U Joseph Schoepf, Lynne Steinbach, Daniel T Boll, W Dennis Foley, Ravi K Kaza, David N Bolus, Desiree E Morgan, Dushyant V Sahani, William P Shuman, Marilyn J Siegel, Terri J Vrtiska, Benjamin M Yeh, Lincoln L Berland
This is the third of a series of 4 white papers that represent Expert Consensus Documents developed by the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance through its Task Force on dual-energy computed tomography. This paper, part 3, describes computed tomography angiography and thoracic, cardiac, vascular, and musculoskeletal clinical applications. At the end of the discussion of each application category (vascular, cardiac, pulmonary, and musculoskeletal), we present our consensus opinions on the current clinical utility of the application and opportunities for further research...
January 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071613/clinical-and-pathologic-response-following-taxane-based-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-locally-advanced-breast-cancer-patients-in-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-india
#14
Masillamany Sivasanker, S C Sistla, S Ali Manwar, S Vivekanandam
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy has become the standard recommendation in the management of patients with locally advanced breast cancer. At present anthracycline based regimen such as CAF (cyclophosphamide, adriamycin and 5-FU) is widely used in clinical practice. The introduction of taxanes has revolutionized this field because of superior results. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This study is designed to compare the efficacy of paclitaxel plus doxorubicin regimen and CAF (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin and 5-fluorouracil) regimen as neoadjuvant treatment of locally advanced breast cancer and to compare their toxicity profiles and also to correlate the hormonal receptor status in predicting response to the NACT...
April 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070882/effect-of-a-180-mg-ticagrelor-loading-dose-on-myocardial-necrosis-in-patients-undergoing-elective-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-preliminary-study
#15
QuanFu Xu, YingGang Sun, Yi Zhang, Bo Liu, Lu Fang, ChengXing Shen, YiGang Li, Shu Meng
BACKGROUND: To examine whether a loading dose of ticagrelor on top of clopidogrel reduced post-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) myonecrosis. METHODS: Seventy seven coronary artery disease patients received a loading dose of 300 mg clopidogrel pre-PCI and were divided into three groups: group TT (n = 36): a loading dose of 180 mg ticagrelor pre-PCI, followed by ticagrelor 90 mg twice daily commencing one day post-PCI; group CT (n = 26): a maintenance dose of ticagrelor 90 mg twice daily; group CC (n = 15): clopidogrel 75 mg daily post-PCI...
January 10, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070743/cardiac-ct-angiography-ccta-predicts-left-atrial-appendage-occluder-device-size-and-procedure-outcome
#16
Orly Goitein, Noam Fink, Ilan Hay, Elio Di Segni, Victor Guetta, David Goitein, Yafim Brodov, Eli Konen, Michael Glikson
AIM: To investigate the role of cardiac CT angiography (CCTA) in predicting optimal left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder size and procedure outcome. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty-six patients underwent pre-procedural CCTA. CCTA and TEE LAA orifice diameters and perimeters were compared with the implanted device size. CCTA 3D configuration was correlated with procedure outcome. Watchman™ device (N = 18): diameters were 21 ± 4, 26 ± 5 and 25 ± 3 mm for TEE, CCTA and inserted device, respectively...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069733/prognostic-value-of-coronary-ct-angiography-lessons-from-the-west-denmark-cardiac-registry
#17
EDITORIAL
Jonathon Leipsic, Philipp Blanke
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069008/accuracy-of-echocardiographic-area-length-method-in-chronic-myocardial-infarction-comparison-with-cardiac-ct-in-pigs
#18
Haitham Ballo, Miikka Tarkia, Matti Haavisto, Christoffer Stark, Marjatta Strandberg, Tommi Vähäsilta, Virva Saunavaara, Tuula Tolvanen, Mika Teräs, Ville-Veikko Hynninen, Timo Savunen, Anne Roivainen, Juhani Knuuti, Antti Saraste
BACKGROUND: We evaluated echocardiographic area-length methods to measure left ventricle (LV) volumes and ejection fraction (EF) in parasternal short axis views in comparison with cardiac computed tomography (CT) in pigs with chronic myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS: Male farm pigs with surgical occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery (n = 9) or sham operation (n = 5) had transthoracic echocardiography and cardiac-CT 3 months after surgery...
January 9, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067546/association-of-g-protein-beta3-subunit-gene-c825t-polymorphism-with-cardiac-and-cerebrovascular-events-in-chinese-hypertensive-patients
#19
Weiwei Zhu, Jing Li, Xipeng Sun, Qi Hua
Several recent studies showed that C825T polymorphism is related to cardiovascular diseases in normal population. However, studies on whether 825T allele influences the incidence of cardiovascular diseases in hypertensive patients are rare. In the current study, 729 patients (CC, n = 332; CT, n = 313; TT, n = 84) with essential hypertension were genotyped for C825T polymorphism of the GNB3 gene and followed 8 years for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) which include stroke, the onset of coronary artery disease (CAD), and all-cause death...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067199/ct-in-patients-with-tricuspid-regurgitation-prior-to-transcatheter-valve-repair-dynamic-analysis-of-the-annulus-with-an-individually-tailored-contrast-media-protocol
#20
Ricarda Hinzpeter, Matthias Eberhard, Philipp Burghard, Felix C Tanner, Maurizio Taramasso, Robert Manka, Gudrun Feuchtner, Francesco Maisano, Hatem Alkadhi
AIMS: To introduce a contrast media (CM)-protocol for the dynamic visualization of the tricuspid valve (TV) and tricuspid annulus (TA) with CT. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifteen patients with no cardiac abnormalities (=controls), 15 patients with functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) <3+ and 13 patients with FTR ≥3+ underwent a dedicated cardiac CT protocol. Using an advanced visualization, segmentation and analysis software, the annular area, entire annular circumference, its three parts, and annular diameters were measured by two independent, blinded readers...
January 10, 2017: EuroIntervention
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