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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899855/evaluation-of-echocardiographic-epicardial-fat-thickness-as-a-sign-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-positive-exercise-test-patients
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Hüseyin Katlandur, Şeref Ulucan, Hüseyin Özdil, Ahmet Keser, Zeynettin Kaya, Kerem Özbek, M Sıddık Ülgen
BACKGROUND: The association between epicardial fat thickness (EFT) and positive exercise test results for the diagnosis of coronary artery diseases (CAD) has yet to be evaluated. This study assessed the predictive value of EFT for CAD on the angiographs of patients with positive exercise tests. METHODS: A total of 91 subjects were chosen consecutively from stable angina pectoris patients who were referred for coronary angiography due to a positive exercise test result...
November 2016: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875723/orosomucoid-as-prognosis-factor-associated-with-inflammation-in-acute-or-nutritional-status-in-chronic-heart-failure
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Rosa M Agra, Alfonso Varela-Román, Rocío González-Ferreiro, Juan E Viñuela, Ana Castro-Pais, Ángel Fernández-Trasancos, Esther Díaz-Rodríguez, Ezequiel Álvarez, Marcos C Carreira, Felipe F Casanueva, José R González-Juanatey, Sonia Eiras
BACKGROUND: Inflammation and nutritional state are involved in the pathogenesis of heart failure (HF). OBJECTIVE: To study the contribution of alpha-1-acid-glycoprotein (AGP) to these factors and its prognostic value in acute (AHF) or chronic HF (CHF). METHODS: The observational study has included 147 patients (mean age 70years, 62% men) admitted to a cardiology department for HF and followed-up for an average 326.6±140.8days. Blood AGP values were measured by Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874948/epicardial-fat-thickness-is-associated-with-severity-of-disease-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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K Kiraz, T Gökdeniz, E Kalaycıoglu, A Börekçi, S Akyol, A O Baykan, A Acele, S Karakoyun, T Seker, M Gür
OBJECTIVE: Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are common in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the BODE index is an important tool for the prognostic assessment of COPD patients. It is well known that epicardial fat thickness (EFT) is related to CVD. However, there are very few data about the relationship between EFT and BODE index. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between EFT and BODE index in patients with COPD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We prospectively included 157 patients with COPD and 45 controls in the present study...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872327/relation-between-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-and-epicardial-adipose-tissue-density-on-cardiac-computed-tomography-in-patients-at-high-risk-of-cardiovascular-events
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Bas T Franssens, Hendrik M Nathoe, Tim Leiner, Yolanda van der Graaf, Frank Lj Visseren
BACKGROUND: The radiodensity of epicardial adipose tissue may provide information on cardiovascular risk in addition to epicardial adipose tissue volume. The aim of this study was to quantify the relation between cardiovascular risk factors and the radiodensity of epicardial adipose tissue in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease. DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional study in 140 patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease. METHODS: Patients from the Secondary Manifestations of ARTerial disease (SMART) cohort study were invited to undergo cardiac computed tomography angiography...
November 21, 2016: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852304/echocardiographic-epicardial-fat-thickness-is-a-predictor-for-target-vessel-revascularization-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Jin-Sun Park, You-Hong Lee, Kyoung-Woo Seo, Byoung-Joo Choi, So-Yeon Choi, Myeong-Ho Yoon, Gyo-Seung Hwang, Seung-Jea Tahk, Joon-Han Shin
BACKGROUND: The amount of epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) has been demonstrated to correlate with the severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) and the CAD activity. The aim of this study is to assess the impact of EAT on long term clinical outcomes in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: We analyzed the data and clinical outcomes of 761 patients (614 males, 57 ± 12 year-old) with STEMI who underwent successful primary PCI from 2003 to 2009...
November 16, 2016: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790354/assosiation-of-epicardial-and-pericardial-fat-thickness-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Fereshteh Ghaderi, Ali Eshraghi, Alireza Sepehri Shamloo, Sareh Mousavi
INTRODUCTION: Visceral adipose tissue is a known important risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD). While some studies have suggested relationship between epicardial fat thickness (EFT) and CAD, there are no adequate studies for pericardial fat thickness (PFT). The aim of this study was to determine the association of EFT and PFT with CAD. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on patients who were candidates for elective coronary artery angiography, referred to Emam Reza Hospital, Mashhad, Iran during Jan 2014-2016...
September 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783380/common-pitfalls-in-point-of-care-ultrasound-a-practical-guide-for-emergency-and-critical-care-physicians
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Pablo Blanco, Giovanni Volpicelli
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) is a widely used tool in emergency and critical care settings, useful in the decision-making process as well as in interventional guidance. While having an impressive diagnostic accuracy in the hands of highly skilled operators, inexperienced practitioners must be aware of some common misinterpretations that may lead to wrong decisions at the bedside. OBJECTIVES: This article provides a revision list of common POCUS misdiagnoses usually found in practice and offers useful tips to recognize and avoid them...
December 2016: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760911/vessel-visibility-assessment-of-low-tube-voltage-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-determined-with-contrast-to-noise-ratio
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Yoriaki Matsumoto, Takanori Masuda, Yukari Yamashita, Takayuki Oku, Hirofumi Uyama, Tomoyasu Sato, Naoyuki Imada
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the association of vessel visibility and radiation dose using contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) method with low tube voltage in coronary computed tomography angiography (c-CTA). METHODS: We performed electrocardiogram-gated scan of 2.0-mm diameter simulated vessel in the center of the cardiac phantom by the use of a 64-detector CT scanner. Reference CNR was calculated from the target coronary CT number (CTnumberA; 350 Hounsfield units [HU]), epicardial fat CT number (CTnumberB; -100 HU), and target epicardial fat standard deviation (SD) number (SDB; 25 HU) at the 120 kV...
2016: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754052/os-14-09-epicardial-fat-thickness-and-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-are-increased-in-the-non-dipper-pattern
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Kyoung Im Cho, Jung Ho Heo, Hyun Soo Kim, Sung Il Im, Tae Joon Cha
OBJECTIVE: Epicardial fat tissue reflects visceral adiposity and inflammation, and neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been investigated as important inflammatory marker in cardiovascular disease. We aimed to investigate the relationship of echocardiographic epicardial fat thickness (EFT) and NLR with diurnal blood pressure (BP) changes in patients with recently diagnosed essential hypertension. DESIGN AND METHOD: A total of 647 hypertensive patients underwent echocardiography and 24-hours ambulatory BP monitoring...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27740897/septal-atrioventricular-junction-region-comprehensive-imaging-in-adults
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Farhood Saremi, Cameron Hassani, Damián Sánchez-Quintana
The septal atrioventricular junction is a centrally located region of the heart where the septal components of the atria and ventricles meet the aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valves. Important structures in this region include the membranous septum, the central fibrous body, the Koch triangle, the inferior pyramidal space, and the base of the interventricular septum. This small area is the home of the atrioventricular node and the atrioventricular conduction axis and has enormous importance to electrophysiologists owing to its prime role in the conduction system of the heart...
October 14, 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730776/cardiac-diastolic-dysfunction-and-regional-body-fat-distribution-in-insulin-resistant-peripubertal-obese-males
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A V Sahasrabuddhe, S U Pitale, Dhoble, J Shivalkar, M M Sagdeo
BACKGROUND: To evaluate presence of diastolic dysfunction in obese peripubertal males (8-18 years of age). To correlate diastolic dysfunction with insulin resistance, insulin levels and omental and epicardial fat. METHODS: Obese males (n=46) and age matched healthy lean controls (n=50) in the age group of 8-18 years were included in this study. Anthropometric measurements were recorded. Investigations done: Fasting blood sugar and serum insulin levels, lipid profile, 2-D Echocardiography to assess left ventricular diastolic function and epicardial fat, abdominal CT scan to measure omental fat and ultrasound for NAFLD...
February 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729345/challenging-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-of-idiopathic-ventricular-arrhythmias-originating-from-the-left-ventricular-summit-near-the-left-main-coronary-artery
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Takumi Yamada, Harish Doppalapudi, Silvio H Litovsky, H Thomas McElderry, G Neal Kay
BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) originating from the basal portion of the left ventricular (LV) summit, which is divided from the apical LV (A-LV) summit by the great cardiac vein (GCV), is challenging. This study investigated the efficacy of RFCA and electrocardiographic and electrophysiological characteristics of these VAs. METHODS AND RESULTS: Forty-five consecutive patients with symptomatic idiopathic LV summit VAs were studied...
October 2016: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727639/assessment-of-epicardial-fat-thickness-in-patients-with-primary-hypothyroidism
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Qureshi A, Karoli R, Fatima J, Shukla V, Siddiqi Z, Jagirdar S
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727549/a-comparative-study-of-epicardial-fat-thickness-and-its-association-with-abdominal-visceral-fat-thickness-in-obese-and-non-obese-type-2-diabetes-subjects
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M Mahesh, S Jain
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720272/epicardial-adipose-tissue-volume-and-left-ventricular-myocardial-function-using-3-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Arnold C T Ng, Shi Yi Goo, Nicole Roche, Rob J van der Geest, William Y S Wang
BACKGROUND: Although epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) volume is associated with increased incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD), its role in myocardial systolic dysfunction is unclear. The present study aimed to identify independent determinants of EAT volume in patients without obstructive CAD, and to evaluate the association between EAT volume (vs other measures of obesity) and myocardial systolic strain analysis. METHODS: We prospectively recruited 130 patients without obstructive CAD on contrast-enhanced cardiac computed tomography imaging and normal left ventricular ejection fraction on 3-dimensional (3D) echocardiography...
June 23, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27705756/epicardial-fat-is-associated-with-severity-of-subclinical-coronary-atherosclerosis-in-familial-hypercholesterolemia
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Leonardo C Mangili, Otavio C Mangili, Márcio S Bittencourt, Márcio H Miname, Paulo H Harada, Leonardo M Lima, Carlos E Rochitte, Raul D Santos
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a common genetic disorder characterized by elevated blood cholesterol, increased prevalence of subclinical atherosclerosis and high risk of premature coronary heart disease. However, this risk is not explained solely by elevated LDL-cholesterol concentrations, and other factors may influence atherosclerosis development. There is evidence that increased adiposity may predispose to atherosclerosis in FH. Epicardial fat has been associated with subclinical coronary atherosclerosis in the general population...
September 9, 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699898/adipose-tissue-regulates-insulin-sensitivity-role-of-adipogenesis-de-novo-lipogenesis-and-novel-lipids
#17
U Smith, B B Kahn
Obesity, the major cause of the current global epidemic of type 2 diabetes (T2D), induces insulin resistance in peripheral insulin target tissues. Several mechanisms have been identified related to cross-talk between adipose tissue, skeletal muscle and liver. These mechanisms involve both increased free fatty acid release and altered secretion of adipokines from adipose tissue. A major determinant of metabolic health is the ability of subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) to store excess fat rather than allowing it to accumulate in ectopic depots including liver (i...
November 2016: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672064/ethnic-differences-in-coronary-plaque-and-epicardial-fat-volume-quantified-using-computed-tomography
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Daniel B Adams, Om Narayan, Ravi Kiran Munnur, James D Cameron, Dennis T L Wong, Andrew H Talman, Richard W Harper, Sujith K Seneviratne, Ian T Meredith, Brian S Ko
Epidemiological studies observed a higher prevalence of coronary atherosclerosis in South Asians when compared to Caucasians, but quantitative computed tomography differences in aggregate plaque volume (APV) and epicardial fat volume (EFV) between South Asians, Southeast or East Asians (SEEAs) and Caucasians remain unknown. We aimed to compare APV and EFV quantified on computed-tomographic-coronary-angiography (CTCA) between South Asian, SEEA and Caucasian populations residing in Australia. Age, gender and body-mass-index matched subjects from three ethnic groups who underwent clinically indicated 320-detector CTCA were retrospectively analysed...
September 26, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660804/automatic-pericardium-segmentation-and-quantification-of-epicardial-fat-from-computed-tomography-angiography
#19
Alexander Norlén, Jennifer Alvén, David Molnar, Olof Enqvist, Rauni Rossi Norrlund, John Brandberg, Göran Bergström, Fredrik Kahl
Recent findings indicate a strong correlation between the risk of future heart disease and the volume of adipose tissue inside of the pericardium. So far, large-scale studies have been hindered by the fact that manual delineation of the pericardium is extremely time-consuming and that existing methods for automatic delineation lack accuracy. An efficient and fully automatic approach to pericardium segmentation and epicardial fat volume (EFV) estimation is presented, based on a variant of multi-atlas segmentation for spatial initialization and a random forest classifier for accurate pericardium detection...
July 2016: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642972/os-14-09-epicardial-fat-thickness-and-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-are-increased-in-the-non-dipper-pattern
#20
Kyoung Im Cho, Jung Ho Heo, Hyun Soo Kim, Sung Il Im, Tae Joon Cha
OBJECTIVE: Epicardial fat tissue reflects visceral adiposity and inflammation, and neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been investigated as important inflammatory marker in cardiovascular disease. We aimed to investigate the relationship of echocardiographic epicardial fat thickness (EFT) and NLR with diurnal blood pressure (BP) changes in patients with recently diagnosed essential hypertension. DESIGN AND METHOD: A total of 647 hypertensive patients underwent echocardiography and 24-hours ambulatory BP monitoring...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
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