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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238606/comparison-of-associations-of-dxa-and-ct-visceral-adipose-tissue-measures-with-insulin-resistance-lipid-levels-and-inflammatory-markers
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John T Schousboe, Lisa Langsetmo, Ann V Schwartz, Brent C Taylor, Tien N Vo, Allyson M Kats, Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, Eric S Orwoll, Lynn M Marshall, Iva Miljkovic, Nancy E Lane, Kristine E Ensrud
Visceral adipose tissue (VAT) measured by computed tomography (CT) is related to insulin resistance, lipids, and serum inflammatory markers. Our objective was to compare the strength of the associations of VAT measured using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA-VAT) and CT (CT-VAT) with insulin resistance, serum lipids, and serum markers of inflammation. For 1117 men aged 65 and older enrolled in the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men Study, the cross-sectional associations of DXA-VAT and CT-VAT with homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (homa2ir), C-reactive protein, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol were estimated with regression models and compared using a Hausman test...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237004/nuclear-medicine-in-pediatric-cardiology
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Ornella Milanesi, Giovanni Stellin, Pietro Zucchetta
Accurate cardiovascular imaging is essential for the successful management of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). Echocardiography and angiography have been for long time the most important imaging modalities in pediatric cardiology, but nuclear medicine has contributed in many situations to the comprehension of physiological consequences of CHD, quantifying pulmonary blood flow symmetry or right-to-left shunting. In recent times, remarkable improvements in imaging equipments, particularly in multidetector computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, have led to the progressive integration of high resolution modalities in the clinical workup of children affected by CHD, reducing the role of diagnostic angiography...
March 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28234275/pulsatile-hemodynamics-in-patient-specific-thoracic-aortic-dissection-models-constructed-from-computed-tomography-angiography
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Jacky Ka Long Ko, Ryan Wen Liu, Diya Ma, Lin Shi, Simon Chun Ho Yu, Defeng Wang
PURPOSE: Thoracic aortic dissection (TAD) is considered one of the most catastrophic and non-traumatic cardiovascular diseases associated with high morbidity and mortality rates in clinical treatment. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the pulsatile hemodynamics changes throughout a cardiac cycle in a Stanford Type B TAD model with the aid of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) method. METHODS: A patient-specific dissected aorta geometry was reconstructed from the three-dimensional (3D) computed tomography angiography (CTA) scanning...
February 21, 2017: Journal of X-ray Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28234274/computational-evaluation-of-smoothed-particle-hydrodynamics-for-implementing-blood-flow-modelling-through-ct-reconstructed-arteries
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Yi Qin, Jianhuang Wu, Qingmao Hu, Dhanjoo N Ghista, Kelvin K L Wong
Simulation of blood flow in a stenosed artery using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) is a new research field, which is a particle-based method and different from the traditional continuum modelling technique such as Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Both techniques harness parallel computing to process hemodynamics of cardiovascular structures. The objective of this study is to develop and test a new robust method for comparison of arterial flow velocity contours by SPH with the well-established CFD technique, and the implementation of SPH in computed tomography (CT) reconstructed arteries...
February 21, 2017: Journal of X-ray Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228873/prostate-brachytherapy-seed-migration-to-the-heart-seen-on-cardiovascular-computed-tomographic-angiography
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Shilpa Sachdeva, Nneka S Udechukwu, Hossam Elbelasi, Kevin P Landwehr, William H St Clair, Michael A Winkler
Brachytherapy consists of placing radioactive sources into or adjacent to tumors, to deliver conformal radiation treatment. The technique is used for treatment of primary malignancies and for salvage in recurrent disease. Permanent prostate brachytherapy seeds are small metal implants containing radioactive sources of I-125, Pd-103, or Cs-131 encased in a titanium shell. They can embolize through the venous system to the lungs or heart and subsequently be detected by cardiovascular computed tomography. Cardiovascular imagers should be aware of the appearance of migrated seeds, as their presence in the chest is generally benign, so that unnecessary worry and testing are avoided...
March 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228870/isolated-unilateral-proximal-interruption-of-the-pulmonary-artery-findings-of-high-resolution-computed-tomography-and-three-dimensional-volume-rendering-imaging-of-the-pleura
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Mitsuko Tsubamoto, Makoto Fujita, Atsuya Okada, Takashi Niju, Toshiyuki Ikeda, Takahiro Nishida, Tatsuhito Takeshima, Kenji Nishibayashi
A unilateral proximal interruption of the pulmonary artery is a rare entity that is commonly associated with other congenital cardiovascular anomalies. However, less frequently, this condition may occur as an isolated finding, and some patients are completely asymptomatic. We report 2 cases of asymptomatic patients who had an isolated unilateral proximal interruption of the pulmonary artery. Herein, the radiological imaging findings are described with an emphasis on interlobular septal thickening of the affected lung demonstrated with high-resolution computed tomography...
March 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228308/systematic-review-of-non-invasive-cardiovascular-imaging-in-the-diagnosis-of-constrictive-pericarditis
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Sivakumar Ardhanari, Bharath Yarlagadda, Vishal Parikh, Kevin C Dellsperger, Anand Chockalingam, Sudarshan Balla, Senthil Kumar
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis (CP) can be challenging. It can be nearly impossible to distinguish CP from other causes of right heart failure. Although various imaging modalities help in the diagnosis, no test is definitive. Several reviews have addressed the role of various imaging techniques in the diagnosis of CP but a systematic review has not yet been published. OBJECTIVE: Our intention was to study the ability of various non-invasive imaging modalities to diagnose CP in patients with surgically confirmed disease and to apply our findings to develop a clinically useful diagnostic algorithm...
January 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224726/a%C3%A4-rway-and-sleep-d%C3%A4-sorders-%C3%A4-n-pat%C3%A4-ents-w%C3%A4-th-acromegaly
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Onur Turan, Barış Akıncı, Ahmet Omer Ikız, Oya Itıl, Ibrahim Oztura, Emel Ada, Bahri Akdenız, Serkan Yener, Murat Kaya, Arzu Gedık, Abdurrahman Comlekcı
INTRODUCTION-OBJECTIVE: Acromegaly is a multisystemic disorder caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone (GH). Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) such as sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) may occur in acromegaly. The aim of study was to assess the presence of sleep disorders and evaluate the systemic complications on respiratory, cardiovascular and upper airway systems in acromegalic patients. METHODS: The study group consisted of 30 acromegaly outpatients. GH and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) measurements were obtained; body pletysmography, arterial blood gas analysis,tissue-doppler imaging,echocardiography,polysomnography,otorhinolaryngologic examination and head-neck computed tomography were performed...
February 22, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221263/use-of-model-based-iterative-reconstruction-to-improve-detection-of-congenital-cardiovascular-anomalies-in-infants-undergoing-free-breathing-computed-tomographic-angiography
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Seth Kligerman, Ferdia Bolster, Jason Mitchell, Travis Henry, Jean Jeudy, Charles S White
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to assess the detection of congenital cardiovascular anomalies (congenital heart disease) in neonates and infants using model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) algorithm compared with hybrid iterative reconstruction (HIR) and filtered back projection (FBP) reconstructions on axial computed tomography (CT) performed at minimum scanner dose. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over 1 year, all CT angiographies performed in infants below 3 months of age with congenital heart disease were assessed retrospectively...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219666/relation-of-iliac-artery-calcium-with-adiposity-measures-and-peripheral-artery-disease
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Jane J Lee, Alison Pedley, Ido Weinberg, Kathryn A Britton, Joseph M Massaro, Udo Hoffmann, Emily Manders, Caroline S Fox, Joanne M Murabito
Arterial calcification is associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. To improve the understanding of the pathogenesis involved with iliac artery calcium (IAC), we sought to examine the associations between the burden of IAC with adiposity measures and peripheral artery disease (PAD). Participants (n = 1,236, 52% women, mean age 60 years) were drawn from the Framingham Heart Study Offspring cohort who underwent multidetector computed tomography. The extent of IAC was quantified based on calcified atherosclerotic plaques detected in the iliac arteries...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219566/immunoglobulin-g4-related-periaortitis-involving-the-aortic-arch-mimicking-a-mediastinal-tumor
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Min Jae Cha, Semin Chong, Yang Soo Kim, Byungjoon Park, Ja Hee Seo, Eun Sung Lee
Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related sclerosing disease is a recently proposed systemic fibroinflammatory disease entity, with periaortitis as a representative manifestation in the cardiovascular system. We present a case of IgG4-related periaortitis involving the aortic arch and proximal great vessels, mimicking an anterior mediastinal tumor on computed tomography. In patients with a soft tissue mass along the aortic wall, IgG4-related periaortitis should be included as a differential diagnosis and timely serologic investigation should be performed to prevent unnecessary surgery, because the disease shows a remarkable response to corticosteroids...
March 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218770/the-prevalence-and-radiological-findings-of-pulmonary-embolism-in-hiv-positive-patients-referred-for-computed-tomography-pulmonary-angiography-in-the-western-cape-of-south-africa
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Raksha Ramlakhan, Savvas Andronikou, Ashmitha Rajkumar
AIM: To provide imaging data and report associations between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), tuberculosis (TB) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in a South African population that underwent computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) for suspected PE. METHODS: A validated Qanadli severity scoring system for PE was used for 164 CTPA scans, and parenchymal, pleural and cardiovascular complications were reported. Serological confirmation of HIV testing and microbiological confirmation of TB were recorded...
February 15, 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216252/calcification-of-the-splenic-iliac-and-breast-arteries-and-risk-of-all-cause-and-cardiovascular-mortality
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Eva J E Hendriks, Joline W J Beulens, Pim A de Jong, Yvonne T van der Schouw, Wei-Ning Sun, C Michael Wright, Michael H Criqui, Matthew A Allison, Joachim H Ix
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: CVD risks associated with coronary artery calcification (CAC) and aortic calcification (AC) are well known, but less is known about other calcified arteries. We aimed to assess the associations of arterial calcification in the breast, splenic, and internal and external iliac arteries with CVD risk factors and mortality. METHODS: We conducted a case-cohort study nested in a cohort of 5196 individuals who self-referred or were referred by a health care provider for whole body computed tomography (CT), including a random subcohort (n = 395) and total and CVD mortality cases (n = 298 and n = 90), who died during a median follow-up of 9...
January 30, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215411/impact-of-skeletal-muscle-mass-on-long-term-adverse-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney%C3%A2-disease
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Kazuhiro Harada, Susumu Suzuki, Hideki Ishii, Toshijiro Aoki, Kenshi Hirayama, Yohei Shibata, Yosuke Negishi, Takuya Sumi, Kazuhiro Kawashima, Ayako Kunimura, Yusaku Shimbo, Yosuke Tatami, Toshiki Kawamiya, Dai Yamamoto, Ryota Morimoto, Yoshinari Yasuda, Toyoaki Murohara
Sarcopenia, defined as skeletal muscle loss and dysfunction, is attracting considerable attention as a novel risk factor for cardiovascular events. Although the loss of skeletal muscle is common in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, the relation between sarcopenia and cardiovascular events in CKD patients is not well defined. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the relation between skeletal muscle mass and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in CKD patients. We enrolled 266 asymptomatic CKD patients (median estimated glomerular filtration rate: 36...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210619/a-useful-tool-as-a-medical-checkup-in-a-general-population-bioelectrical-impedance-analysis
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Mika Enomoto, Hisashi Adachi, Ako Fukami, Eita Kumagai, Sachiko Nakamura, Yume Nohara, Shoko Kono, Erika Nakao, Nagisa Morikawa, Tomoko Tsuru, Akiko Sakaue, Yoshihiro Fukumoto
Accumulation of visceral fat leads to metabolic syndrome and increases risks of cerebro-cardiovascular diseases, which should be recognized and improved at the early stage in general population. Accurate measurement of visceral fat area (VFA) is commonly performed by the abdominal cross-sectional image measured by computed tomography scan, which is, however, limited due to the radiation exposure. The bioelectrical impedance analysis (OMRON, HDS-2000 DUALSCAN(R)) has been recently developed to measure VFA, which is more easily accessible modality...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209366/quantifying-aortic-valve-calcification-using-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography
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Abdulrahman M Alqahtani, Kevin E Boczar, Vinay Kansal, Kwan Chan, Girish Dwivedi, Benjamin J W Chow
INTRODUCTION: Aortic valve calcification (AVC) has been associated with major adverse cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality. We sought to develop and validate a method to quantify AVC using coronary CT angiography (CTA). METHODS: Of 59 patients who underwent both non-contrast and contrast enhanced coronary CTA, 25 patients served as the derivation cohort and 34 patients served as the validation cohort. For non-contrast enhanced CT, quantification of AVC was performed using the Agatston method for coronary artery calcification (CAC)...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203068/ectopic-fat-accumulation-in-patients-with-copd-an-eclipse-substudy
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Mickaël Martin, Natalie Almeras, Jean-Pierre Després, Harvey O Coxson, George R Washko, Isabelle Vivodtzev, Emiel Fm Wouters, Erica Rutten, Michelle C Williams, John T Murchison, William MacNee, Don D Sin, François Maltais
BACKGROUND: Obesity is increasingly associated with COPD, but little is known about the prevalence of ectopic fat accumulation in COPD and whether this can possibly be associated with poor clinical outcomes and comorbidities. The Evaluation of COPD Longitudinally to Identify Predictive Surrogate Endpoints (ECLIPSE) substudy tested the hypothesis that COPD is associated with increased ectopic fat accumulation and that this would be associated with COPD-related outcomes and comorbidities...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202259/coronary-artery-calcium-score-as-a-predictor-for-incident-stroke-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kongkiat Chaikriangkrai, Hye Yeon Jhun, Ghanshyam Palamaner Subash Shantha, Aref Bin Abdulhak, Gardar Sigurdsson, Faisal Nabi, John J Mahmarian, Su Min Chang
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery calcium score (CACS) is a well-established test for risk stratifying asymptomatic patients for overall cardiovascular or coronary events. However; the prognostic value for incident stroke remains controversial. The objective of this study was to investigate the predictive value of CACS obtained by non-contrast electrocardiogram-gated computed tomography for incident stroke. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane databases for prospective longitudinal studies of CACS which reported the incidence of stroke...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202017/association-between-metformin-use-and-below-the-knee-arterial-calcification-score-in-type-2-diabetic-patients
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Aurélien Mary, Agnes Hartemann, Sophie Liabeuf, Carole Elodie Aubert, Salim Kemel, Joe Elie Salem, Philippe Cluzel, Aurélie Lenglet, Ziad A Massy, Jean-Daniel Lalau, Romuald Mentaverri, Olivier Bourron, Saïd Kamel
BACKGROUND: Vascular calcification (VC) is common in type 2 diabetes, and is associated with cardiovascular complications. Recent preclinical data suggest that metformin inhibits VC both in vitro and in animal models. However, metformin's effects in patients with diabetic VC have not previously been characterized. The present study investigated the association between metformin use and lower-limb arterial calcification in patients with type 2 diabetes and high cardiovascular risk. METHODS: The DIACART cross-sectional cohort study included 198 patients with type 2 diabetes but without severe chronic kidney disease...
February 15, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199464/identification-of-patients-with-stable-chest-pain-deriving-minimal-value-from-noninvasive-testing-the-promise-minimal-risk-tool-a-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Christopher B Fordyce, Pamela S Douglas, Rhonda S Roberts, Udo Hoffmann, Hussein R Al-Khalidi, Manesh R Patel, Christopher B Granger, John Kostis, Daniel B Mark, Kerry L Lee, James E Udelson
Importance: Guidelines recommend noninvasive testing for patients with stable chest pain, although many subsequently have normal test results and no adverse clinical events. Objective: To describe a risk tool developed to use only pretest clinical data to identify patients with chest pain with normal coronary arteries and no clinical events during follow-up (minimal-risk cohort). Design, Setting, and Participants: This secondary analysis of a randomized, pragmatic comparative effectiveness trial (Prospective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of Chest Pain [PROMISE]) includes stable, symptomatic outpatients without known coronary artery disease referred for noninvasive testing at 193 sites in North America...
February 15, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
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