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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155983/meox1-accelerates-myocardial-hypertrophic-decompensation-through-gata4
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Dan Lu, Jizheng Wang, Jing Li, Feifei Guan, Xu Zhang, Wei Dong, Ning Liu, Shan Gao, Lianfeng Zhang
Aims: Pathological hypertrophy is the result of gene network regulation, which ultimately leads to adverse cardiac remodelling and heart failure (HF), and is accompanied by the reactivation of a 'foetal gene programme'. The Mesenchyme homeobox 1 (Meox1) gene is one of the foetal programme genes. Meox1 may play a role in embryonic development, but its regulation of pathological hypertrophy is not known. Therefore, this study investigated the effect of Meox1 on pathological hypertrophy, including familial and pressure overload-induced hypertrophy, and its potential mechanism of action...
November 16, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154431/association-between-electrocardiographic-and-echocardiographic-markers-of-stage-b-heart-failure-and-cardiovascular-outcome
#2
Hong Yang, Thomas H Marwick, Ying Wang, Mark Nolan, Kazuaki Negishi, Faisal Khan, Peter M Okin
AIMS: The detection of non-ischaemic (mainly hypertension, diabetes, and obesity) stage B heart failure (SBHF) may facilitate the recognition of those at risk of progression to overt HF and HF prevention. We sought the relationship of specific electrocardiographic (ECG) markers of SBHF to echocardiographic features of SBHF and their prognostic value for development of HF. The ECG markers were Cornell product (Cornell-P), P-wave terminal force in lead V1 (PTFV1), ST depression in lead V5 V6 (minSTmV5V6), and increased heart rate...
November 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154430/lower-than-expected-burden-of-premature-ventricular-contractions-impairs-myocardial-function
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Øyvind H Lie, Jørg Saberniak, Lars A Dejgaard, Mathis K Stokke, Finn Hegbom, Ole-Gunnar Anfinsen, Thor Edvardsen, Kristina H Haugaa
AIMS: We aimed to explore the burden of frequent premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) associated with myocardial dysfunction in patients with outflow tract arrhythmia (OTA). We hypothesized that this threshold is lower than the previously suggested threshold of 24 000 PVCs/24 h (24%PVC) when systolic function is assessed by strain echocardiography. Furthermore, we aimed to characterize OTA patients with malignant arrhythmic events. METHODS AND RESULTS: We included 52 patients referred for OTA ablation (46 ± 12 years, 58% female)...
November 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153741/left-atrial-function-in-patients-with-light-chain-amyloidosis-a-transthoracic-3d-speckle-tracking-imaging-study
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Dania Mohty, Vincent Petitalot, Julien Magne, Bahaa M Fadel, Cyrille Boulogne, Dounia Rouabhia, Chahrazed ElHamel, David Lavergne, Thibaud Damy, Victor Aboyans, Arnaud Jaccard
BACKGROUND: Systemic light chain amyloidosis (AL) is characterized by the extracellular deposition of amyloid fibrils. Transthoracic echocardiography is the modality of choice to assess cardiac function in patients with AL. Whereas left ventricular (LV) function has been well studied in this patient population, data regarding the value of left atrial (LA) function in AL patients are lacking. In this study, we aim to examine the impact of LA volumes and function on survival in AL patients as assessed by real-time 3D echocardiography...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151479/a-case-of-loeffler-endocarditis-that-showed-endomyocardial-systolic-dysfunction-detected-by-layer-specific-strain-analysis
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Xuanyi Jin, Chunyan Ma, Yonghuai Wang, Jun Yang
Loeffler endocarditis is a rare comprehensive cardiac manifestation caused by eosinophilic cell infiltrations and is present in 50%-60% of patients with hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES). Left ventricle (LV) endocardial systolic dysfunction is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in HES and Loeffler endocarditis. We present a case of Loeffler endocarditis, whose left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction and endocardial systolic dysfunction were first neglected by conventional transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), but were later pointed out by layer-specific longitudinal strain analysis...
November 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151290/-early-detection-of-the-cardiotoxicity-induced-by-chemotherapy-drug-through-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-combined-with-high-sensitive-cardiac-troponin-t
#6
W Wang, Y Kang, X H Shu, X D Shen, B He
Objective: To investigate the clinical value of two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography(2D-STE) combined with high-sensitive cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) in early detection of the cardiotoxicity induced by chemotherapy drug. Methods: Seventy-five non-Hodgkin's lymphoma patients who received the CHOP regimen were recruited in this study. Conventional echocardiography and 2D-STE were performed on these patients before chemotherapy, the second day after the third course of chemotherapy (during chemotherapy) and the second day after the last course of chemotherapy (after chemotherapy)...
November 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150155/the-association-of-functional-capacity-with-right-atrial-deformation-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-a-study-with-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking
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Weiwei Liu, Yueheng Wang, Jinling Zhou, Hui Bai, Feng Wang, Ju Wang
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess right atrial (RA) myocardial mechanics in pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients using two-dimensional speckle tracking (2D-STE), and define the relationship between RA function and exercise capacity in PH patients. METHODS: Thirty-eight consecutive PH patients were studied and compared with a control group of 25 healthy volunteers. Peak atrial longitudinal strain (PALS), RA strain rate were measured in all subjects...
April 13, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146481/central-obesity-is-the-key-component-in-the-association-of-metabolic-syndrome-with-left-ventricular-global-longitudinal-strain-impairment
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Wilson Cañon-Montañez, Angela B S Santos, Lisandra A Nunes, Julio C G Pires, Claudia M V Freire, Antonio L P Ribeiro, José G Mill, Marina Bessel, Bruce B Duncan, Maria Inês Schmidt, Murilo Foppa
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Subclinical systolic dysfunction is one of the proposed mechanisms for increased cardiovascular risk associated with metabolic syndrome (MS). This study investigated the association between MS and impaired left ventricular global longitudinal strain (GLS) and the role of each MS criteria in this association. METHODS: We analyzed a random sample of the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil) after excluding participants with prevalent heart disease...
November 13, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143170/circumferential-strain-acquired-by-cmr-early-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-adds-incremental-predictive-value-to-late-gadolinium-enhancement-imaging-to-predict-late-myocardial-remodeling-and-subsequent-risk-of-sudden-cardiac-death
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Anthony A Holmes, Jorge Romero, Jeffrey M Levsky, Linda B Haramati, Newton Phuong, Leila Rezai-Gharai, Stuart Cohen, Lina Restrepo, Luis Ruiz-Guerrero, John D Fisher, Cynthia C Taub, Luigi Di Biase, Mario J Garcia
PURPOSE: Late adverse myocardial remodeling after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is strongly associated with sudden cardiac death (SCD). Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) performed early after AMI can predict late remodeling and SCD risk with moderate accuracy. This study assessed the ability of CMR-measured circumferential strain (CS) to add incremental predictive information to late gadolinium enhancement (LGE). METHODS: Patients with an AMI and LVEF < 50% were screened for inclusion...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139013/engineering-analysis-of-tricuspid-annular-dynamics-in-the-beating-ovine-heart
#10
Manuel K Rausch, Marcin Malinowski, Penny Wilton, Asghar Khaghani, Tomasz A Timek
Functional tricuspid regurgitation is a significant source of morbidity and mortality in the US. Furthermore, treatment of functional tricuspid regurgitation is suboptimal with significant recurrence rates, which may, at least in part, be due to our limited knowledge of the relationship between valvular shape and function. Here we study the dynamics of the healthy in vivo ovine tricuspid annulus to improve our understanding of normal annular deformations throughout the cardiac cycle. To this end, we determine both clinical as well as engineering metrics of in vivo annular dynamics based on sonomicrometry crystals surgically attached to the annulus...
November 14, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138230/head-to-head-comparison-of-global-and-regional-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-strain-versus-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-tagging-in-a-multicenter-validation-study
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Mihaela Silvia Amzulescu, Hélène Langet, Eric Saloux, Alain Manrique, Laurianne Boileau, Alisson Slimani, Pascal Allain, Clotilde Roy, Christophe de Meester, Agnès Pasquet, Mathieu De Craene, David Vancraeynest, Anne-Catherine Pouleur, Jean-Louis J Vanoverschelde, Bernhard L Gerber
BACKGROUND: Despite widespread use to characterize and refine prognosis, validation data of two-dimensional (2D) speckle tracking (2DST) echocardiography myocardial strain measurement remain scarce. METHODS AND RESULTS: Global and regional subendocardial peak-systolic Lagrangian longitudinal (LS) and circumferential strain (CS) by 2DST and 2D-tagged (2DTagg) cardiac magnetic resonance imaging were compared against sonomicrometry in a dynamic heart phantom and among each other in 136 patients included prospectively at 2 centers...
November 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137850/the-importance-of-subclinical-left-ventricular-dysfunction-and-blood-pressure-pattern-in-asymptomatic-type-2-diabetic-patients-the-diagnostic-and-prognostic-significance-of-tissue-doppler-parameters-left-ventricular-global-longitudinal-strain-and-nighttime
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Angelina Stevanovic, Milica Dekleva
The primary aims of this study have been to explore the diagnostic and prognostic significance of Tissue Doppler parameters (TDI), global longitudinal strain (GLS), and blood pressure (BP) pattern in normotensive diabetic patients. METHODS: The study consisted of 121 diabetic patients and 41 healthy subjects. Conventional and TDI echocardiography were performed on all patients, including E/Em (ratio of diastolic velocities). GLS was derived from two-dimensional speckle-tracking. Ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM) was obtained over 24h...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132262/diastolic-dysfunction-is-common-in-survivors-of-pediatric-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma
#13
Mariëlle Sanne Klein Hesselink, Gianni Bocca, Yoran M Hummel, Adrienne H Brouwers, Johannes G M Burgerhof, Eveline W C M van Dam, Jourik A Gietema, Bas Havekes, Marry M van den Heuvel-Eibrink, Eleonora P M Corssmit, Leontien Kremer, Romana Netea-Maier, Helena J H van der Pal, Robin Peeters, John Th M Plukker, Cécile M Ronckers, Hanneke M van Santen, Peter van der Meer, Thera P Links, Wim J E Tissing
INTRODUCTION: Whether pediatric patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) are at risk of developing treatment-related adverse effects on cardiac function is unknown. We therefore studied in long-term survivors of pediatric DTC the prevalence of cardiac dysfunction and atrial fibrillation (AF) in relation to treatment variables, and the association between cardiac dysfunction and plasma biomarkers. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this nationwide prospective multicenter study, cardiac assessments were performed in 66 adult survivors of pediatric DTC (age at diagnosis ≤18 years and follow-up ≥5 years after diagnosis) treated in The Netherlands between 1970 and 2009...
November 13, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131824/predictive-model-identifies-key-network-regulators-of-cardiomyocyte-mechano-signaling
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Philip M Tan, Kyle S Buchholz, Jeffrey H Omens, Andrew D McCulloch, Jeffrey J Saucerman
Mechanical strain is a potent stimulus for growth and remodeling in cells. Although many pathways have been implicated in stretch-induced remodeling, the control structures by which signals from distinct mechano-sensors are integrated to modulate hypertrophy and gene expression in cardiomyocytes remain unclear. Here, we constructed and validated a predictive computational model of the cardiac mechano-signaling network in order to elucidate the mechanisms underlying signal integration. The model identifies calcium, actin, Ras, Raf1, PI3K, and JAK as key regulators of cardiac mechano-signaling and characterizes crosstalk logic imparting differential control of transcription by AT1R, integrins, and calcium channels...
November 13, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131758/titin-gene-and-protein-functions-in-passive-and-active-muscle
#15
Wolfgang A Linke
The thin and thick filaments of muscle sarcomeres are interconnected by the giant protein titin, which is a scaffolding filament, signaling platform, and provider of passive tension and elasticity in myocytes. This review summarizes recent insight into the mechanisms behind how titin gene mutations cause hereditary cardiomyopathy and how titin protein is mechanically active in skeletal and cardiac myocytes. A main theme is the evolving role of titin as a modulator of contraction. Topics include strain-sensing via titin in the sarcomeric A-band as the basis for length-dependent activation, titin elastic recoil and refolding of titin domains as an energy source, and Ca(2+)-dependent stiffening of titin stretched during eccentric muscle contractions...
November 13, 2017: Annual Review of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128863/persistent-long-term-structural-functional-and-metabolic-changes-after-stress-induced-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy
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Caroline Scally, Amelia Rudd, Alice Mezincescu, Heather Wilson, Janaki Srinivasan, Graham Horgan, Paul Broadhurst, David E Newby, Anke Henning, Dana K Dawson
BACKGROUND : Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is an increasingly recognized acute heart failure syndrome precipitated by intense emotional stress. Although there is an apparent rapid and spontaneous recovery of left ventricular ejection fraction, the long-term clinical and functional consequences of takotsubo cardiomyopathy are ill-defined. METHODS : In an observational case-control study, we recruited 37 patients with prior (>12-month) takotsubo cardiomyopathy, and 37 age-, sex-, and comorbidity-matched control subjects...
November 11, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124903/relationship-between-the-left-ventricular-size-and-the-amount-of-trabeculations
#17
Bruno Paun, Bart Bijnens, Constantine Butakoff
Contemporary imaging modalities offer non-invasive quantification of myocardial deformation; however, they make gross assumptions about internal structure of the cardiac walls. Our aim is to study the possible impact of the trabeculations on the stroke volume, strain and capacity of differently sized ventricles. The cardiac left ventricle is represented by an ellipsoid and the trabeculations by a tissue occupying a fixed volume. The ventricular contraction is modelled by scaling the ellipsoid whereupon the measurements of longitudinal strain, end-diastolic, end-systolic and stroke volume are derived and compared...
November 9, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122192/physiological-consequences-of-using-an-upper-limb-exoskeleton-during-manual-handling-tasks
#18
Jean Theurel, Kevin Desbrosses, Terence Roux, Adriana Savescu
This study aimed to assess the physiological consequences of using an upper limb exoskeleton during manual handling task, as muscle activity, upper limb kinematics, postural balance and cardiac cost. Participants performed three tasks (load lifting (LIFT), carrying (WALK) and stacking-unstacking (STACK)) with (EXOS) and without (FREE) an exoskeleton. During LIFT and STACK, the activity of the deltoid anterior muscle was significantly lower for EXOS than for FREE. During LIFT, the activity of the triceps brachii (TB) and tibialis anterior muscles significantly increased for EXO...
February 2018: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121956/regional-differences-in-prognostic-value-of-cardiac-valve-plane-displacement-in-systemic-light-chain-amyloidosis
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Marco M Ochs, Thomas Fritz, Nisha Arenja, Johannes Riffel, Florian Andre, Derliz Mereles, Fabian Aus dem Siepen, Ute Hegenbart, Stefan Schönland, Hugo A Katus, Matthias G W Friedrich, Sebastian J Buss
BACKGROUND: To compare the prognostic value of cardiac valve plane displacement (CVPD) on various locations in cardiac light chain (AL) amyloidosis. METHODS: Consecutive patients with biopsy-proven cardiac involvement in AL amyloidosis who had undergone cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) between 2005 and 2014 in our institution, were retrospectively identified and data analyzed. The primary combined endpoint was all-cause mortality or heart transplantation...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121751/prognostic-implications-of-global-myocardial-mechanics-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-by-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-feature-tracking-relations-to-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-and-fibrosis
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Rocio Hinojar, Covadonga Fernández-Golfín, Ariana González-Gómez, Luis Miguel Rincón, Maria Plaza-Martin, Eduardo Casas, Ana García-Martín, Mª Angeles Fernandez-Mendez, Amparo Esteban, Jose Julio Jimenez Nacher, Jose Luis Zamorano
BACKGROUND: Interstitial fibrosis, myocardial fiber disarray and non-uniform shortening are common histological features of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The degree of LV hypertrophy and fibrosis are postulated to contribute to the impairment of myocardial shortening. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance myocardial (CMR) feature tracking (CMR-FT) has emerged as a robust method that provides quantitative measurements of myocardial deformation. Our aim was first to evaluate LV strain parameters in HCM by CMR-FT and their dependence on both functional parameters and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE); and secondly we sought to determine their association with major cardiovascular outcomes...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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