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Ecg Strain

Vicente Mora, Ildefonso Roldán, Elena Romero, Assumpció Saurí, Diana Romero, Jana Pérez-Gozalbo, Natalia Ugalde, Javier Bertolín, Melisa Rodriguez-Israel, Carmen Pérez-Olivares Delgado, Jorge A Lowenstein
BACKGROUND: According to the ventricular myocardial band model, the diastolic isovolumetric period is a contraction phenomenon. Our objective was to employ speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) to analyze myocardial deformation of the left ventricle (LV) and to confirm if it supports the myocardial band model. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study in which 90 healthy volunteers were recruited. We evaluated different types of postsystolic shortening (PSS) from an LV longitudinal strain study...
August 9, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease
Islam ElSayed Shehata, Cheng-I Cheng, Pei-Hsun Sung, Ahmed S Ammar, Islam Abd El-Moneem El-Sherbiny, Islam Ghanem Ahmed Ghanem
BACKGROUND: Following acute ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), restoration of large-vessel patency does not mean complete perfusion recovery. Little is known regarding the predictors of successful myocardial reperfusion for the STEMI patients undergoing pharmacologic and mechanical reperfusion strategies. AIM OF THE WORK: The aim of this clinical study was to find out the predictors of myocardial functional recovery following reperfusion of acute STEMI, represented by 3-month global longitudinal strain (GLS) value assessed by speckle tracking echocardiography...
August 2, 2018: Echocardiography
Mohammed Al-Hijji, Mohamad Alkhouli, Fahad Alqahtani, Vuyisile T Nkomo, Kevin L Greason, David R Holmes
Electrocardiographic (ECG) strain has been linked to excess cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in asymptomatic patients with aortic stenosis. We aim to determine the differential impact of baseline ECG-strain on long-term mortality after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Patients who underwent TAVI from January 2012 to March 2016 at Mayo Clinic were included. Left ventricular (LV) strain was defined as the presence of ≥1mm convex ST-segment depression with asymmetrical T-wave inversion in leads V5 to V6 on baseline ECG...
June 21, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
Øyvind H Lie, Christine Rootwelt-Norberg, Lars A Dejgaard, Ida Skrinde Leren, Mathis K Stokke, Thor Edvardsen, Kristina H Haugaa
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to identify clinical, electrocardiographic (ECG) and cardiac imaging predictors of first-time life-threatening ventricular arrhythmia in patients with arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (AC). BACKGROUND: The role of clinical, electrocardiographic, and cardiac imaging parameters in risk stratification of patients without ventricular arrhythmia is unclear. METHODS: We followed consecutive AC probands and mutation-positive family members with no documented ventricular arrhythmia from time of diagnosis to first event...
July 13, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
Anders Svensson, Kerstin Cederlund, Torkel B Brismar, Raquel Themudo
Aortic subvalvular pseudoaneurysms (PSA) are particularly subjected to strain and shear stress forces from blood flow and therefore their size can vary along the heart cycle. Here we describe a case of an aortic subvalvular PSA that shows significant variation in size between systolic and diastolic phase during retrospective ECG-triggered cardiac computed tomography angiography.
June 2018: Acta Radiologica Open
Gary J Hodges, Steven Ah Ferguson, Stephen S Cheung
This study examined the effect of mild hypothermia (a 0.5°C decrease in rectal temperature) on heart rate variability (HRV), with the identical hypothermia protocol performed twice and compared using intraclass correlation coefficient (r) analysis to study the repeatability. Twelve healthy males each completed a Neutral (23°C) and two Cold (0°C) trials. In the Neutral trial participants sat quietly for 30 min. In the Cold trials, baseline data were obtained from a 5-min sample following 30 min of quiet sitting at 23°C, followed by passive exposure to 0°C; hypothermic measures were taken from a 5-min period immediately prior to rectal temperature decreasing by 0...
June 26, 2018: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
Esam M Bakir, Nancy S Younis, Maged E Mohamed, Nermin A El Semary
To the best of our knowledge, cyanobacterial strains from the Arabian Gulf have never been investigated with respect to their potential for nanoparticle production. Lyngbya majuscula was isolated from the AlOqair area, Al-Ahsa Government, Eastern Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The cyanobacterium was initially incubated with 1500 mg/mL of HAuCl₄ for two days. The blue-green strain turned purple, which indicated the intracellular formation of gold nanoparticles. Prolonged incubation for over two months triggered the extracellular production of nanogold particles...
June 20, 2018: Marine Drugs
Jin-Hoon Kim, Seung-Rok Kim, Hye-Jun Kil, Yu-Chan Kim, Jin-Woo Park
We present a highly conformable, stretchable, and transparent electrode for application in epidermal electronics based on polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) and Ag nanowire (AgNW) networks. With the addition of a small amount of a commercially available nonionic surfactant, Triton X, PDMS became highly adhesive and mechanically compliant, key factors for the development of conformable and stretchable substrates. The polar functional groups present in Triton X interacted with the Pt catalyst present in the PDMS curing agent, thereby hindering the cross-linking reaction of PDMS and modulating the mechanical properties of the polymer...
July 11, 2018: Nano Letters
Monique E A M van Kleef, Frank L J Visseren, Joris W P Vernooij, Hendrik M Nathoe, Maarten-Jan M Cramer, Remy H H Bemelmans, Yolanda van der Graaf, Wilko Spiering
OBJECTIVE: The relation between different electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy (ECG-LVH) criteria and cardiovascular risk in patients with clinical manifest arterial disease is unclear. Therefore, we determined the association between four ECG-LVH criteria: Sokolow-Lyon, Cornell product, Cornell/strain index and Framingham criterion; and risk of cardiovascular events and mortality in this population. METHODS: Risk of cardiovascular events was estimated in 6913 adult patients with clinical manifest arterial disease originating from the Secondary Manifestations of ARTerial disease (SMART) cohort...
June 6, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
Brett J Carroll, Benedikt H Heidinger, Dominique C Dabreo, Jason D Matos, Donya Mohebali, Stephanie A Feldman, Ian McCormick, Diana Litmanovich, Warren J Manning
Optimal risk stratification is essential in managing patients with an acute pulmonary embolism (PE). There are limited data evaluating the potential additive value of various methods of evaluation of right ventricular (RV) strain in PE. We retrospectively evaluated RV strain by computed tomography (CT), transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), electrocardiography (ECG), and troponin levels in consecutive hospitalized patients with acute PE (May 2007 to December 2014). Four-hundred and seventy-seven patients met inclusion criteria...
July 1, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
Mehmet Yaman, Ugur Arslan, Adil Bayramoglu, Osman Bektas, Zeki Yuksel Gunaydin, Ahmet Kaya
AIM: The aim of this study was to measure epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) and to assess left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function in a healthy population grouped according to the presence of fragmented QRS (fQRS). METHODS: In this prospective case-control study, the study population consisted of 308 healthy individuals who were divided into two groups according to the existence of fQRS: 180 fQRS(+) individuals (with fQRS), and 128 age- and gender-matched fQRS(-) individuals (without fQRS)...
June 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
Alessandro Satriano, Zachary Guenther, James A White, Naeem Merchant, Elena S Di Martino, Faisal Al-Qoofi, Carmen P Lydell, Nowell M Fine
BACKGROUND: Functional impairment of the aorta is a recognized complication of aortic and aortic valve disease. Aortic strain measurement provides effective quantification of mechanical aortic function, and 3-dimenional (3D) approaches may be desirable for serial evaluation. Computerized tomographic angiography (CTA) is routinely performed for various clinical indications, and offers the unique potential to study 3D aortic deformation. We sought to investigate the feasibility of performing 3D aortic strain analysis in a candidate population of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)...
May 2, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Viola William Keddeas, Salwa Mohammed Swelim, Ghada Kamel Selim
Background: A substantial fraction of patients with non ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome have an occluded culprit vessel on coronary angiography. Acute coronary occlusion often results in myocardial infarction and loss of systolic function. Identification of these patients may have considerable impact on treatment and prognosis. Aim: The study aims at investigating role of 2D speckle tracking echocardiography as a non-invasive predictor of acute coronary artery occlusion in patients with non ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction...
June 2017: The Egyptian heart journal: (EHJ): official bulletin of the Egyptian Society of Cardiology
Malte Heykants, Hagen Scherb, Geert Michel, Esther Mahabir
We determined the effect of monogamous or polygamous mating with 2 females on vaginal plug (VP) rate, embryo donors (ED), 2-cell embryo production, and male performance after superovulation of females aging 24d or 45-48d. C57BL/6NCrl (B6N), BALB/cAnCrl (BALB/cN), FVB/NCrl (FVB/N), and Crl:CD1(ICR) (CD-1) females received 5 IU eCG and 5 IU hCG (24d) or 7.5 IU eCG and 7.5 IU hCG (45-48d) 48 h apart. After the hCG injection, females were paired with males, which alternated weekly in monogamous or polygamous mating...
July 1, 2018: Theriogenology
Suvi Sirkku Tuohinen, Konsta Keski-Pukkila, Tanja Skyttä, Heini Huhtala, Vesa Virtanen, Pirkko-Liisa Kellokumpu-Lehtinen, Pekka Raatikainen, Kjell Nikus
BACKGROUND: Early electrocardiogram (ECG) changes after breast cancer radiotherapy (RT) have been reported, but their characteristics and associated factors are largely unknown. This study aimed to explore early RT-induced ECG changes and to compare them with echocardiography changes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty eligible patients with chemotherapy-naïve left-sided and 20 with right-sided breast cancer were evaluated with echocardiography, blood samples and ECG before and after RT...
April 2018: Anticancer Research
Denisa Muraru, Alice Niero, Hugo Rodriguez-Zanella, Diana Cherata, Luigi Badano
Three-dimensional (3D) speckle-tracking echocardiography (3DSTE) is an advanced imaging technique designed for left ventricular (LV) myocardial deformation analysis based on 3D data sets. 3DSTE has the potential to overcome some of the intrinsic limitations of two-dimensional STE (2DSTE) in the assessment of complex LV myocardial mechanics, offering additional deformation parameters (such as area strain) and a comprehensive quantitation of LV geometry and function from a single 3D acquisition. Albeit being a relatively young technique still undergoing technological developments, several experimental studies and clinical investigations have already demonstrated the reliability and feasibility of 3DSTE, as well as several advantages of 3DSTE over 2DSTE...
February 2018: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
Tor Biering-Sørensen, Muammar Kabir, Jonathan W Waks, Jason Thomas, Wendy S Post, Elsayed Z Soliman, Alfred E Buxton, Amil M Shah, Scott D Solomon, Larisa G Tereshchenko
BACKGROUND: Electric excitation initiates myocardial mechanical contraction and coordinates myocardial pumping. We hypothesized that ECG global electric heterogeneity (GEH) and its longitudinal changes are associated with cardiac structure and function. METHODS AND RESULTS: Participants from the ARIC study (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities) (N=5114; 58% female; 22% blacks) with resting 12-lead ECGs (visits 1-5) and echocardiographic assessment of left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction, LV global longitudinal strain, LV mass index, LV end-diastolic volume index, and LV end-systolic volume index at visit 5 were included...
March 2018: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
Daniel Modin, Sofie Reumert Biering-Sørensen, Rasmus Mogelvang, Nino Landler, Jan Skov Jensen, Tor Biering-Sørensen
Hypertension may be the most significant cardiovascular risk factor. Few studies have assessed the prognostic value of echocardiography in hypertensive individuals. This study examines the incremental prognostic value of adding echocardiographic parameters to established risk factors in individuals from the general population with and without hypertension. A total of 1294 individuals from the general population underwent a health examination and an echocardiogram including 2-dimensional speckle tracking. Outcome was a composite of ischemic heart disease and heart failure...
April 2018: Hypertension
Franco Casazza, Ilaria Pacchetti, Eliana Rulli, Loris Roncon, Pietro Zonzin, Marco Zuin, Cecilia Becattini, Amedeo Bongarzoni, Luigi Pignataro
BACKGROUND: Several electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities have been described in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE), with discordant reportings about their prognostic value. METHODS: Consecutive patients with echocardiography performed within 48 h from admission and ECG at presentation, were included in this analysis. The primary study outcome was in-hospital death for high-risk patients and in-hospital death or clinical deterioration for intermediate-risk patients...
March 2018: Thrombosis Research
Marisa Jelinek, Charlotte Wallach, Heimo Ehmke, Alexander Peter Schwoerer
In cardiovascular research, several mouse strains with differing genetic backgrounds are used to investigate mechanisms leading to and sustaining ventricular arrhythmias. The genetic background has been shown to affect the studied phenotype in other research fields. Surprisingly little is known about potential strain-specific susceptibilities towards ventricular arrhythmias in vivo. Here, we hypothesized that inter-strain differences reported in the responsiveness of the β-adrenergic pathway, which is relevant for the development of arrhythmias, translate into a strain-specific vulnerability...
February 2, 2018: Scientific Reports
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