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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817814/cardiac-computed-tomography-angiographic-findings-as-predictors-of-late-heart-failure-in-an-asymptomatic-diabetic-cohort-an-8-year-prospective-follow-up-study
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David A Halon, Jubran Ayman, Ronen Rubinshtein, Barak Zafrir, Mali Azencot, Basil S Lewis
OBJECTIVES: Predictive models for heart failure (HF) in heterogeneous populations have had limited success. We examined cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA) predictors of HF or cardiovascular death (HF-CVD) in a prospective study of asymptomatic diabetics undergoing baseline assessment by CTA. METHODS: The subjects (n = 735, aged 55-74 years, 51.2% women) had no clinical history of cardiovascular disease at study entry. Coronary artery calcium (CAC) score, CTA-defined coronary atherosclerosis, cardiac chamber volumes, and clinical data were collected and late outcome events recorded over 8...
August 18, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808846/age-related-changes-in-morphology-of-left-atrial-appendage-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Yukina Hirata, Kenya Kusunose, Hirotsugu Yamada, Rikuto Shimizu, Yuta Torii, Susumu Nishio, Yoshihito Saijo, Shoichiro Takao, Takeshi Soeki, Masataka Sata
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between age and frequency of left atrial appendage (LAA) morphology in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) compared with sinus rhythm (SR). We enrolled 145 AF patients, and 199 SR patients for the control group without any cardiovascular disease. LAA volume index (LAAVi) and morphology were assessed by electrocardiogram-gated computed tomography angiography. LAA morphology was classified into "chicken wing" or "non-chicken wing" according to the previously described classification...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802566/alcohol-use-and-cardiovascular-disease-risk-in-patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Lisa B VanWagner, Hongyan Ning, Norrina B Allen, Veeral Ajmera, Cora E Lewis, John Jeffrey Carr, Donald M Lloyd-Jones, Norah A Terrault, Juned Siddique
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death among patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Moderate drinking (vs abstinence) is associated with lower risk of CVD in the general population. We assessed whether alcohol use is associated with CVD risk in patients with NAFLD. METHODS: We analyzed data from participants in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults longitudinal cohort study of 5115 black and white young adults, 18-30 years old, recruited from 4 cities in the United States from 1985 through 1986...
August 9, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797740/framework-for-detection-and-localization-of-coronary-non-calcified-plaques-in-cardiac-cta-using-mean-radial-profiles
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Muhammad Moazzam Jawaid, Atif Riaz, Ronak Rajani, Constantino Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro, Greg Slabaugh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The high mortality rate associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) has driven intensive research in cardiac imaging and image analysis. The advent of computed tomography angiography (CTA) has turned non-invasive diagnosis of cardiovascular anomalies into reality as calcified coronary plaques can be easily identified due to their high intensity values. However, the detection of non-calcified plaques in CTA is still a challenging problem because of lower intensity values, which are often similar to the nearby blood and muscle tissues...
August 1, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797402/the-identification-of-calcified-coronary-plaque-is-associated-with-initiation-and-continuation-of-pharmacological-and-lifestyle-preventive-therapies-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ankur Gupta, Emily Lau, Ravi Varshney, Edward A Hulten, Michael Cheezum, Marcio S Bittencourt, Michael J Blaha, Nathan D Wong, Roger S Blumenthal, Matthew J Budoff, Craig A Umscheid, Khurram Nasir, Ron Blankstein
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the odds of initiation or continuation of pharmacological and lifestyle preventive therapies in patients with nonzero versus zero coronary artery calcium (CAC) score detected on cardiac computed tomography. BACKGROUND: Detection of calcified coronary plaque could serve as a motivational tool for physicians and patients to intensify preventive therapies. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE (Excerpta Medica database), Web of Science, Cochrane CENTRAL (Cochrane central register of controlled trials), ClinicalTrials...
August 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792138/association-of-inter-arm-systolic-blood-pressure-difference-with-coronary-atherosclerotic-disease-burden-using-calcium-scoring
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Ae Young Her, Kyoung Im Cho, Scot Garg, Yong Hoon Kim, Eun Seok Shin
PURPOSE: There are no sufficient data on the correlation between inter-arm blood pressure (BP) difference and coronary atherosclerosis found using coronary artery calcium score (CACS). We aimed to investigate if the increased difference in inter-arm BP is independently associated with severity of CACS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who had ≥3 cardiovascular risk factors or an intermediate Framingham Risk Score (FRS; ≥10) were enrolled. Inter-arm BP difference was defined as the absolute difference in BP in both arms...
September 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792136/impact-of-follow-up-ischemia-on-myocardial-perfusion-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Se Hun Kang, Hyo In Choi, Young Hak Kim, Eun Young Lee, Jung Min Ahn, Seungbong Han, Pil Hyung Lee, Jae Hyung Roh, Sung Han Yun, Duk Woo Park, Soo Jin Kang, Seung Whan Lee, Cheol Whan Lee, Dae Hyuk Moon, Seong Wook Park, Seung Jung Park
PURPOSE: Few studies have reported on predicting prognosis using myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) during coronary artery disease (CAD) treatment. Therefore, we aimed to assess the clinical implications of myocardial perfusion SPECT during follow-up for CAD treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled 1153 patients who had abnormal results at index SPECT and underwent follow-up SPECT at intervals ≥6 months. Major adverse cardiac events (MACE) were compared in overall and 346 patient pairs after propensity-score (PS) matching...
September 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777163/magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-the-evaluation-of-pulmonary-embolism
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Donald G Benson, Mark L Schiebler, Scott K Nagle, Christopher J François
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a leading cause of acute cardiovascular death throughout the world. Although computed tomography angiography (CTA) is the primary imaging study used to diagnose acute PE, pulmonary magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) is increasingly being used in patients with contraindications for CTA. This manuscript reviews the MRA techniques used for the diagnosis of PE and discuss how these techniques can be implemented in routine clinical practice. In addition, the efficacy and effectiveness of these techniques will be compared to other modalities...
August 2017: Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: TMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777120/multicenter-aids-cohort-study-quantitative-coronary-plaque-progression-study-rationale-and-design
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Rine Nakanishi, Wendy S Post, Kazuhiro Osawa, Eranthi Jayawardena, Michael Kim, Nasim Sheidaee, Negin Nezarat, Sina Rahmani, Nicholas Kim, Nicolai Hathiramani, Shriraj Susarla, Frank Palella, Mallory Witt, Michael J Blaha, Todd T Brown, Lawrence Kingsley, Sabina A Haberlen, Christopher Dailing, Matthew J Budoff
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The association of HIV with coronary atherosclerosis has been established; however, the progression of coronary atherosclerosis over time among participants with HIV is not well known. The Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study Quantitative Coronary Plaque Progression Study is a large prospective multicenter study quantifying progression of coronary plaque assessed by serial coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: HIV-infected and uninfected men who were enrolled in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study Cardiovascular Substudy were eligible to complete a follow-up contrast coronary CTA 3-6 years after baseline...
August 2, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775206/clinical-molecular-imaging-of-chemokine-receptor-cxcr4-expression-in-atherosclerotic-plaque-using-68-ga-pentixafor-pet-correlation-with-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-calcified-plaque-burden
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Desiree Weiberg, James T Thackeray, Guenter Daum, Jan M Sohns, Saskia Kropf, Hans-Jürgen Wester, Tobias L Ross, Frank M Bengel, Thorsten Derlin
The CXC-motif chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) represents a promising target for molecular imaging of different CXCR4+ cell types in cardiovascular diseases including atherosclerosis and arterial wall injury. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence, pattern, and clinical correlates of arterial wall accumulation of (68)Ga-Pentixafor, a specific CXCR4 ligand for positron emission tomography (PET). Methods: Data of fifty-one patients who underwent (68)Ga-Pentixafor PET/computed tomography (PET/CT) for non-cardiovascular indications were retrospectively analyzed...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775200/prognostic-value-of-123-i-betamethyl-p-iodophenyl-pentadecanoic-acid-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-non-ischemic-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Hidenobu Hashimoto, Rine Nakanishi, Sunao Mizumura, Yukiko Hashimoto, Yuriko Okamura, Shunsuke Kiuchi, Junichi Yamazaki, Takanori Ikeda
Myocardial fatty acid metabolism imaging using (123)I-betamethyl-p-iodophenyl-pentadecanoic acid single-photon emission computed tomography (BMIPP-SPECT) is a useful modality for identifying high-risk patients with known ischemic heart disease. However, its utility for patients with non-ischemic heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (NIHFpEF) is not well-known. This study aims to evaluate the prognostic value of BMIPP defect score (BDS) in patients presenting with NIHFpEF. Methods: Of 804 consecutive patients who were admitted to the hospital because of acute HF and underwent BMIPP-SPECT, we identified 133 patients (73±13 years) who had normal coronary artery by invasive coronary angiography and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (≥50%) by echocardiography...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774429/impact-of-potentially-malignant-incidental-findings-by-computed-tomographic-angiography-on-long-term-survival-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Floortje van Kesteren, Esther M A Wiegerinck, Martijn S van Mourik, M Marije Vis, Karel T Koch, Jan J Piek, Jaap Stoker, Jan G Tijssen, Jan Baan, R Nils Planken
Computed tomography angiography (CTA) in workup for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) frequently reveals potentially malignant incidental findings. Most incidental findings provoke discussions on their influence. We aimed to analyze if these findings were a predictor of long-term survival after TAVI. In a single-center retrospective analysis, all consecutive patients with pre-TAVI CTA were included (years 2009 to 2014). Patients were divided by presence or absence of incidental findings. We analyzed up to 5 years of all-cause, non-cardiovascular and cardiovascular mortality for all 553 patients who underwent TAVI; 113 had a potentially malignant incidental finding (20...
June 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770213/positron-emission-tomography-determined-hyperemic-flow-myocardial-flow-reserve-and-flow-gradient-quo-vadis
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Thorsten M Leucker, Ines Valenta, Thomas Hellmut Schindler
Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) applied with positron-emitting flow tracers such as (13)N-ammonia and (82)Rubidium enables the quantification of both myocardial perfusion and myocardial blood flow (MBF) in milliliters per gram per minute for coronary artery disease (CAD) detection and characterization. The detection of a regional myocardial perfusion defect during vasomotor stress commonly identifies the culprit lesion or most severe epicardial narrowing, whereas adding regional hyperemic MBFs, myocardial flow reserve (MFR), and/or longitudinal flow decrease may also signify less severe but flow-limiting stenosis in multivessel CAD...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762166/accuracy-and-specific-value-of-cardiovascular-3d-models-in-pediatric-ct-angiography
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Matthias Hammon, Oliver Rompel, Hannes Seuss, Sven Dittrich, Michael Uder, Andrè Rüffer, Robert Cesnjevar, Nicole Ehret, Martin Glöckler
Computed tomography (CT)-angiography is routinely performed prior to catheter-based and surgical treatment in congenital heart disease. To date, little is known about the accuracy and advantage of different 3D-reconstructions in CT-data. Exact anatomical information is crucial. We analyzed 35 consecutive CT-angiographies of infants with congenital heart disease. All datasets are reconstructed three-dimensionally using volume rendering technique (VRT) and threshold-based segmentation (stereolithographic model, STL)...
July 31, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753607/total-and-differential-wbc-counts-are-related-with-coronary-artery-atherosclerosis-and-increase-the-risk-for-cardiovascular-disease-in-koreans
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Jung Hee Kim, Soo Lim, Kyong Soo Park, Hak Chul Jang, Sung Hee Choi
OBJECTIVE: Inflammation is a key mechanism of atherosclerosis. White blood cells (WBCs) play a pivotal role in the inflammatory process. We investigated the relationships between total and differential WBC counts and multi-detector cardiac computed tomography (MDCT) findings, as well as the risk of cardiovascular disease in asymptomatic patients in Korea. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We recruited asymptomatic men (n = 7274) and women (n = 5478) aged ≥30 years who were free of known coronary heart disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748423/impact-of-interstitial-lung-disease-on-mortality-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Dam Kim, Soo-Kyung Cho, Chan-Bum Choi, Jung-Yoon Choe, Won Tae Chung, Seung-Jae Hong, Jae-Bum Jun, Young Ok Jung, Tae-Hwan Kim, Tae-Jong Kim, Hye-Soon Lee, Joo-Hyun Lee, Jisoo Lee, Shin-Seok Lee, Dae-Hyun Yoo, Bo Young Yoon, Jin Woo Song, Sang-Cheol Bae, Yoon-Kyoung Sung
To identify the prevalence of interstitial lung disease (ILD) in Korean patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and assess its effect on mortality. A total of 3555 patients with RA, with chest X-ray or chest computed tomography (CT) data at enrollment were extracted from the KORean Observational study Network for Arthritis cohort, a nationwide prospective cohort for patients with RA in Korea. The patients were classified into two groups: (1) an ILD group by chest X-ray or chest CT scan, and (2) a non-ILD group by these modalities...
July 26, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746709/association-of-coronary-artery-calcium-score-vs-age-with-cardiovascular-risk-in-older-adults-an-analysis-of-pooled-population-based-studies
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Yuichiro Yano, Christopher J O'Donnell, Lewis Kuller, Maryam Kavousi, Raimund Erbel, Hongyan Ning, Ralph D'Agostino, Anne B Newman, Khurram Nasir, Albert Hofman, Nils Lehmann, Klodian Dhana, Ron Blankstein, Udo Hoffmann, Stefan Möhlenkamp, Joseph M Massaro, Amir-Abbas Mahabadi, Joao A C Lima, M Arfan Ikram, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Oscar H Franco, Kiang Liu, Donald Lloyd-Jones, Philip Greenland
Importance: Besides age, other discriminators of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk are needed in older adults. Objectives: To examine the predictive ability of coronary artery calcium (CAC) score vs age for incident ASCVD and how risk prediction changes by adding CAC score and removing only age from prediction models. Design, Setting, and Participants: We conducted an analysis of pooled US population-based studies, including the Framingham Heart Study, the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, and the Cardiovascular Health Study...
July 26, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746470/relationship-between-ventilation-heterogeneity-and-exercise-intolerance-in-adults-with-sickle-cell-anemia
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A J Lopes, C L Marinho, U D Alves, C E A Gonçalves, P O Silva, E C Botelho, R Bedirian, A R Soares, M C P Maioli
Sickle cell anemia (SCA) causes dysfunction of multiple organs, with pulmonary involvement as a major cause of mortality. Recently, there has been growing interest in the nitrogen single-breath washout (N2SBW) test, which is able to detect ventilation heterogeneity and small airway disease when the results of other pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are still normal. Thus, the objectives of the present study were to assess the heterogeneity in the ventilation distribution in adults with SCA and to determine the association between the ventilation distribution and the clinical, cardiovascular, and radiological findings...
July 20, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744072/multimodality-imaging-spectrum-of-complications-of-horseshoe-kidney
#19
Hardik U Shah, Vijayanadh Ojili
Horseshoe kidney is the most common congenital renal fusion anomaly with an incidence of 1 in 400-600 individuals. The most common type is fusion at the lower poles seen in greater than 90% of the cases, with the rest depicting fusion at the upper poles, resulting in an inverted horseshoe kidney. Embryologically, there are two theories hypothesizing the genesis of horseshoe kidney - mechanical fusion theory and teratogenic event theory. As an entity, horseshoe kidney is an association of two anatomic anomalies, namely, ectopia and malrotation...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742646/comparison-of-3-symptom-classification-methods-to-standardize-the-history-component-of-the-heart-score
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Michael R Marchick, Michael L Setteducato, Jesse J Revenis, Matthew A Robinson, Emily C Weeks, Thomas F Payton, David E Winchester, Brandon R Allen
OBJECTIVES: The History, Electrocardiography, Age, Risk factors, Troponin (HEART) score enables rapid risk stratification of emergency department patients presenting with chest pain. However, the subjectivity in scoring introduced by the history component has been criticized by some clinicians. We examined the association of 3 objective scoring models with the results of noninvasive cardiac testing. METHODS: Medical records for all patients evaluated in the chest pain center of an academic medical center during a 1-year period were reviewed retrospectively...
September 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
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