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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149953/myocardial-perfusion-scans-and-mortality-in-asymptomatic-patients-awaiting-renal-transplantation
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A Jauhal, S Harenberg, J J Crawford, I Bare, B Prasad, L Zahorski, G Ollenberger, V Trivedi, V Chopra, A Shoker, A Lavoie, P Dehghani
Cardiac risk assessment for asymptomatic patients awaiting renal transplantation is controversial. Patients awaiting renal transplantation in Southern Saskatchewan from 2005 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients underwent cardiac risk stratification with stress myocardial perfusion scan. Baseline clinical characteristics, nuclear scan results, all-cause mortality, and cardiovascular events were analyzed. Abnormal scans were defined as studies with reversible defects, wall motion abnormalities, lung uptake, or transient ischemic dilation...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
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/29148430/low-dose-4d-cardiac-imaging-in-small-animals-using-dual-source-micro-ct
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Matthew Holbrook, Darin P Clark, Cristian T Badea
Micro-CT is widely used in preclinical studies, generating substantial interest in extending its capabilities in functional imaging applications such as blood perfusion and cardiac function. However, imaging cardiac structure and function in mice is challenging due to their small size and rapid heart rate. To overcome these challenges, we propose and compare improvements on two strategies for cardiac gating in dual-source, preclinical micro-CT: fast prospective gating (PG) and uncorrelated retrospective gating (RG)...
November 17, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147830/asymptomatic-adult-intrapericardial-diaphragmatic-hernia-detected-on-cardiac-spect-ct
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Muhammad Yasir Adeel, Saad Sikanderkhel, Zartashia Shahab, Isabel Oliva, Jaime Gerber
An 83-year-old man underwent exercise stress test with single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging for new electrocardiogram (EKG) changes. The stress EKG did not show any significant changes. Myocardial perfusion imaging with SPECT demonstrated an inferior wall defect and extracardiac uptake of nuclear tracer. Simultaneous cardiac computed tomography performed for attenuation correction showed presence of intrapericardial hepatic tissue in an anterior diaphragmatic hernia...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146733/effects-of-chronically-increased-vegf-a-on-the-aging-heart
#5
Alexander G Marneros
Whether approaches to chronically increase VEGF-A in the heart may have beneficial effects and prevent the development of heart failure, in part by improving cardiac perfusion, or whether this increase could have detrimental effects on cardiac performance in the aging heart, has not been tested yet. In this study, a genetic mouse model with a chronic increase in VEGF-A in the heart is shown to have increased cardiac angiogenesis and develop cardiac hypertrophy with enhanced basal cardiac performance with age progression...
November 16, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140571/is-overactive-bladder-microvasculature-disease-a-component-of-systemic-atheroscleorosis
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Ahmet Ozgur Yeniel, Ahmet Mete Ergenoglu, Reci Meseri, Erkan Kismali, Anıl Ari, Gulgun Kavukcu, Hikmet H Aydin, Handan Ak, Sevcan Atay, Ismail Mete Itil
AIMS: To evaluate the relationship between overactive bladder (OAB) and systemic atherosclerosis in a cohort of women. METHODS: In this case-control study, we assessed atherosclerosis indicators, such as Framingham risk scores and carotid and femoral artery intima-media thickness, and evaluated possible bladder wall responses to atherosclerosis using endovaginal color Doppler ultrasound and the detection of urinary cytokines in women with OAB and in controls. Quantitative assessment of blood perfusion at the bladder neck was performed using a method that allows for the dynamic monitoring of flow in a predefined region of interest at every point of the cardiac cycle...
November 15, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132649/doppler-versus-thermodilution-derived-coronary-microvascular-resistance-to-predict-coronary-microvascular-dysfunction-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-or-stable-angina-pectoris
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Rupert P Williams, Guus A de Waard, Kalpa De Silva, Matthew Lumley, Kaleab Asrress, Satpal Arri, Howard Ellis, Awais Mir, Brian Clapp, Amedeo Chiribiri, Sven Plein, Paul F Teunissen, Maurits R Hollander, Michael Marber, Simon Redwood, Niels van Royen, Divaka Perera
Coronary microvascular resistance is increasingly measured as a predictor of clinical outcomes, but there is no accepted gold-standard measurement. We compared the diagnostic accuracy of 2 invasive indices of microvascular resistance, Doppler-derived hyperemic microvascular resistance (hMR) and thermodilution-derived index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR), at predicting microvascular dysfunction. A total of 54 patients (61 ± 10 years) who underwent cardiac catheterization for stable coronary artery disease (n = 10) or acute myocardial infarction (n = 44) had simultaneous intracoronary pressure, Doppler flow velocity and thermodilution flow data acquired from 74 unobstructed vessels, at rest and during hyperemia...
October 10, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130663/-capsaicin-alleviate-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-through-attenuating-mitochondrial-oxidative-stress
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Juan-Xia Zhu, Ling-Heng Kong, Chao-Feng Zhang, Na Sun, Jin-Rui Chang, Yan Xu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of capsaicin (CAP) in myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury and its underlying mechanisms. METHODS: Twentyfour adult male SD rats were randomized into 4 groups,namely the control group,ischemia reperfusion group,ischemia reperfusion with CAP group,and ischemia reperfusion with CAPZ and CAP group. Isolated rat hearts underwent Langendorff perfusion. Left ventricular enddiastolic pressure (LVEDP) andleft ventricular developed pressure (LVDP) was calculated to evaluate myocardial performance at 30 min of reperfusion...
September 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130567/treatment-strategies-in-coronary-microvascular-dysfunction-a-systematic-review-of-interventional-studies
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Hannah E Suhrs, Marie M Michelsen, Eva Prescott
Coronary microvascular dysfunction has been associated with a wide spectrum of diseases and conditions, and it has proven to be a strong prognostic marker of morbidity and mortality. Despite increased attention guideline-based treatment recommendations are lacking. We performed a systematic review of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions to improve coronary perfusion, assessed by intracoronary Doppler, transthoracic Doppler echocardiography, positron emission tomography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, transthoracic contrast perfusion echocardiography and dilution techniques...
November 11, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128608/a-retrospective-comparison-of-survivors-and-non-survivors-of-massive-pulmonary-embolism-receiving-veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support
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Bennet George, Marc Parazino, Hesham R Omar, George Davis, Maya Guglin, John Gurley, Susan Smyth
INTRODUCTION: While the optimal care of patients with massive pulmonary embolism (PE) is unclear, the general goal of therapy is to rapidly correct the physiologic derangements propagated by obstructive clot. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in this setting is promising, however the paucity of data limits its routine use. Our institution expanded the role of ECMO as an advanced therapy option in the initial management of massive PE. The purpose of this project was to evaluate ECMO-treated patients with massive PE at an academic medical center and report shortterm mortality outcomes...
November 8, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127739/renal-haemodynamics-and-oxygenation-during-and-after-cardiac-surgery-and-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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REVIEW
Roger G Evans, Yugeesh R Lankadeva, Andrew D Cochrane, Bruno Marino, Naoya Iguchi, Michael Z L Zhu, Sally G Hood, Julian A Smith, Rinaldo Bellomo, Bruce S Gardiner, Chang-Joon Lee, David W Smith, Clive N May
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication following cardiac surgery performed on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and has important implications for prognosis. The aetiology of cardiac surgery-associated AKI is complex, but renal hypoxia, particularly in the medulla, is thought to play at least some role. There is strong evidence from studies in experimental animals, clinical observations and computational models, that medullary ischaemia and hypoxia occurs during CPB. There are no validated methods to monitor or improve renal oxygenation during CPB, and thus possibly decrease the risk of AKI...
November 11, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127235/cardiac-performance-is-limited-by-oxygen-delivery-to-the-mitochondria-in-the-crystalloid-perfused-working-heart
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Sarah Kuzmiak-Glancy, Raul Covian, Armel N Femnou, Brian Glancy, Rafael Jaimes, Anastasia M Wengrowski, Kara Garrott, Stephanie French, Robert S Balaban, Matthew W Kay
The left ventricular (LV) working, crystalloid-perfused heart is used extensively to evaluate basic cardiac function, pathophysiology, and pharmacology. Crystalloid-perfused hearts may be limited by oxygen delivery, as adding oxygen carriers increases myoglobin oxygenation and improves myocardial function. However, whether decreased myoglobin oxygen saturation impacts oxidative phosphorylation (OxPhos) is unresolved since myoglobin has a much lower affinity for oxygen than cytochrome c oxidase (COX). In the present study, a laboratory-based synthesis of an affordable perfluorocarbon (PFC) emulsion was developed to increase perfusate oxygen-carrying capacity without impeding optical absorbance assessments...
November 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126685/cerebral-hypoxia-caused-by-flow-confliction-during-minimally-invasive-cardiac-surgery-with-retrograde-perfusion-a-word-of-caution
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Hirotsugu Kanda, Takayuki Kunisawa, Hiroto Kitahara, Takafumi Iida, Yuki Toyama, Megumi Kanao-Kanda, Chie Mori, Hiroyuki Kamiya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120882/donation-after-circulatory-death-and-its-expansion-in-spain
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Eduardo Miñambres, Juan J Rubio, Elisabeth Coll, Beatriz Domínguez-Gil
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Donation after circulatory death (DCD) is still performed in a limited number of countries. This article summarizes the development of DCD in Spain and presents recent Spanish contributions to gain knowledge on the potential benefits and the practical use of normothermic regional perfusion (nRP). RECENT FINDINGS: DCD now contributes to 24% of deceased donors in Spain. The development of DCD has been based on an assessment of practices in the treatment of cardiac arrest and end-of-life care to accommodate the option of DCD; the creation of an adequate regulatory framework; and institutional support, professional training and public education...
November 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120327/capillary-pericytes-mediate-coronary-no-reflow-after-myocardial-ischaemia
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Fergus M O'Farrell, Svetlana Mastitskaya, Matthew Hammond-Haley, Felipe Freitas, Wen Rui Wah, David Attwell
After cardiac ischaemia, a prolonged decrease of coronary microvascular perfusion often occurs even after flow is restored in an upstream artery. This 'no-reflow' phenomenon worsens patient prognosis. In the brain, after stroke, a similar post-ischaemic 'no-reflow' has been attributed to capillary constriction by contractile pericytes. We now show that occlusion of a rat coronary artery, followed by reperfusion, blocks 40% of cardiac capillaries and halves perfused blood volume within the affected region. Capillary blockages colocalised strongly with pericytes, where capillary diameter was reduced by 37%...
November 9, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119262/role-of-cardiac-pet-in-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Brian M Salata, Parmanand Singh
Early identification of atherosclerosis and at-risk lesions plays a critical role in reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease. While invasive coronary angiography serves as the gold standard for diagnosing coronary artery disease, non-invasive imaging techniques provide visualization of both anatomical and functional atherosclerotic processes prior to clinical presentation. The development of cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) has greatly enhanced our capability to diagnose and treat patients with early stages of atherosclerosis...
November 9, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118884/breast-arterial-calcifications-on-mammography-do-not-predict-myocardial-ischemia-on-myocardial-perfusion-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography
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Ahmed Fathala, Salma Salem, Fahad Alanazi, Deema Abunayyan, Abdelmoneim M Eldali, Abdulaziz Alsugair
Background: The aim of this study was to determine if breast arterial calcification (BAC) on mammography predicts myocardial ischemia (MI) on stress myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (MPS). BAC is a type of medial artery calcification that can be seen incidentally on mammography, but the relationship between coronary artery calcification and MI on MPS is yet unknown. Methods: A total of 435 consecutive women underwent mammography and stress MPS within 1 year of each other...
October 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118058/induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-ipsc-derived-extracellular-vesicles-are-safer-and-more-effective-for-cardiac-repair-than-ipscs
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Marta Adamiak, Guangming Cheng, Sylwia Bobis-Wozowicz, Lin Zhao, Sylwia Kedracka-Krok, Anweshan Samanta, Elzbieta Karnas, Yu-Ting Xuan, Bozena Skupien-Rabian, Xing Chen, Urszula Jankowska, Magdy Girgis, Malgorzata Sekula, Arash Davani, Slawomir Lasota, Robert J Vincent, Michal Sarna, Kathy L Newell, Ou-Li Wang, Nathaniel Dudley, Zbigniew Madeja, Buddhadeb Dawn, Ewa K Zuba-Surma
Rationale: Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are tiny membrane-enclosed droplets released by cells through membrane budding or exocytosis. The myocardial reparative abilities of EVs derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have not been directly compared with the source iPSCs. Objective: To examine whether iPSC-derived EVs can influence the biological functions of cardiac cells in vitro; and compare the safety and efficacy of iPSC-EVs and iPSCs for cardiac repair in vivo. Methods and Results: Murine iPSCs were generated and EVs isolated from culture supernatants by sequential centrifugation...
November 8, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116562/prediction-of-long-term-%C3%A2-10%C3%A2-year-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-heart-transplant-recipients-value-of-stress-technetium-99m-tetrofosmin-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
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Jesse F Veenis, Hendrik J Boiten, Jan C van den Berge, Kadir Caliskan, Alex P W M Maat, Roelf Valkema, Alina A Constantinescu, Olivier C Manintveld, Felix Zijlstra, Ron T van Domburg, Arend F L Schinkel
BACKGROUND: Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) using single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is useful in the evaluation of cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) in heart transplant (HTx) recipients. The current study evaluated the long-term prognostic value of stress SPECT MPI for predicting all-cause mortality and cardiac events in HTx recipients. METHODS: The study population consisted of 166 HTx recipients (mean age 54 ± 10 years, 84% male) who underwent exercise or dobutamine stress (99m)Tc-tetrofosmin SPECT MPI for the assessment of CAV...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116561/myocardial-perfusion-imaging-for-cardiac-allograft-vasculopathy-assessment-evidence-grows-but-questions-remain
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EDITORIAL
Deepak Acharya, Indranee Rajapreyar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 7, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
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