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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137319/effects-of-growth-hormone-on-cardiac-remodeling-and-soleus-muscle-in-rats-with-aortic-stenosis-induced-heart-failure
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Aline R R Lima, Luana U Pagan, Ricardo L Damatto, Marcelo D M Cezar, Camila Bonomo, Mariana J Gomes, Paula F Martinez, Daniele M Guizoni, Dijon H S Campos, Felipe C Damatto, Katashi Okoshi, Marina P Okoshi
Background: Skeletal muscle wasting is often observed in heart failure (HF). The growth hormone (GH)/insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) axis is impaired in HF. In this study, we evaluated the effects of GH on soleus muscle and cardiac remodeling in rats with aortic stenosis (AS)-induced HF. Methods: AS was created by placing a stainless-steel clip on the ascending aorta. After clinically detecting HF, GH (2 mg/kg/day) was subcutaneously injected for 14 days (AS-GH group)...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137066/a-coronary-artery-fistula-having-connection-between-2-coronary-arteries-and-the-left-ventricle-a-case-report
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Chang-Yeon Kim, Ji Yong Choi, Kee Sik Kim
RATIONALE: Cases of coronary artery fistula having a connection with the cardiac cavity are rare. Here, we report a case in which 2 coronary arteries empty into the left ventricular cavity together. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 63-year-old woman who was diagnosed as having hypertension 20 years prior presented with dyspnea. DIAGNOSES: The coronary angiography revealed coronary artery fistula. INTERVENTIONS: Chest X-ray showed pulmonary edema...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133875/heart-function-and-thoracic-aorta-gene-expression-profiling-studies-of-ginseng-combined-with-different-herbal-medicines-in-enos-knockout-mice
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Yuchen Qian, Pan Li, Bin Lv, Xiaoqing Jiang, Ting Wang, Han Zhang, Xiaoying Wang, Xiumei Gao
Ginseng, a popular herbal remedy, is often used in combination with other drugs to achieve the maximum therapeutic response. Shenfu (SFI) and Shenmai injection (SMI) have been widely used to treat cardiovascular disease in China. Our study explored the cardiovascular protection of SFI and SMI in eNOS knockout mice to investigate the differences and similarities of the two ginseng-combinations. Transthoracic echocardiography was performed to evaluate the left ventricular structure and function at baseline and 3, 7, and 14 days after drug administration...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
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/29130022/evaluation-of-postgraduates-following-implementation-of-a-focus-assessed-transthoracic-echocardiography-fate-training-course-a-pilot-study
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Stephen C Haskins, Jinhui Zhao, Jemiel A Nejim, Kara Fields, Sean Garvin, Sumudu Dehipawala, James D Beckman, Angie Zhang, James A Osorio, Christopher Tanaka
At our institution, implementation of a formal training course in Basic Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE) was associated with an improvement in anesthesia trainees' ability to obtain transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) images. Total image acquisition scores improved by a median (Q1, Q3) 9.1 (2.9,14.7) percentage points from pre-to post-hands-on FATE course (n=20; p=0.001). Participants who returned for a subsequent assessment 5 months following the course demonstrated a median (Q1, Q3) 18...
September 2017: Journal of Anesthesia & Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129561/alcohol-septal-ablation-for-hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy-a-16-year-australian-single-centre-experience
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Jason Nogic, Youlin Koh, Marek Bak, Robert P Gooley, Ian T Meredith, Liam M McCormick
BACKGROUND: Alcohol septal ablation (ASA), is a well-established treatment for symptomatic hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). We report the acute, short and long-term clinical and echocardiographic outcomes of our experience in a single Australian centre over 16 years. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed consecutive patients presenting to our centre for ASA between March 2000 and July 2016. Local databases were interrogated along with direct patient or physician contact occurred where required...
October 13, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129424/laparoscopic-ligation-of-cisterna-chyli-for-refractory-chylothorax-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ilitch Diaz-Gutierrez, Madhuri Vasudev Rao, Rafael Santiago Andrade
OBJECTIVES: We describe an alternative surgical technique for the treatment of chylothorax in patients who have had failure of or are not candidates for transthoracic ligation or embolization by interventional radiology. METHODS: We describe our experience with laparoscopic ligation of the cisterna chyli in 3 such patients and compare our results with published literature. We used a 5-port approach as for foregut surgery. We retracted the liver, transected the gastrohepatic ligament, and retracted the stomach to the left...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128877/the-location-of-the-medial-parapatellar-arthrotomy-influences-intraoperative-patella-tracking
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Scott R Nodzo, Maximilian Kasparek, Kilian Rueckl, Friedrich Boettner
PURPOSE: The medial parapatellar arthrotomy (MPPA) is a commonly utilized surgical approach; however, the placement of the arthrotomy and its influence on intraoperative patellar tracking has not been evaluated. METHODS: Six knees from three fresh frozen cadavers with transthoracic amputations were operated on. All underwent standard posterior stabilized total knee arthroplasty using a medial parapatellar approach placed at the border of the vastus medialis oblique (VMO)-quadriceps junction...
November 11, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128035/bedside-identification-of-massive-pulmonary-embolism-with-point-of-care-transesophageal-echocardiography
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Tomislav Jelic, Melanie Baimel, Jordan Chenkin
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism can be difficult to diagnose, particularly in those who are hemodynamically unstable and cannot be imaged to confirm the diagnosis. Echocardiography can allow for rapid assessment of patients in shock, but requires adequate transthoracic windows to obtain clinically useful information. Emergency physician-performed transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) may be a useful tool when transthoracic echocardiography fails. CASE REPORT: An 86-year-old woman presented to the emergency department after a fall at home...
November 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126782/feasibility-and-limitations-of-mitral-valve-repair-with-or-without-left-ventricular-reconstruction-in-non-ischemic-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Yasushige Shingu, Tomonori Ooka, Hiroki Katoh, Tsuyoshi Tachibana, Suguru Kubota, Yoshiro Matsui
BACKGROUND: Although non-transplant surgical interventions for non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDCM) are relatively effective, their feasibility and limitations have not been fully elucidated. The aim of this study was to define the feasibility and limitations of mitral valve repair, with or without surgical ventricular reconstruction for patients with NIDCM in terms of postoperative low cardiac output syndrome (LOS). METHODS: Twenty non-transplant candidates (aged 57±13 years) with NIDCM and significant mitral regurgitation had undergone mitral valve repair combined with submitral procedures...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126689/the-feasibility-and-impact-of-routine-combined-limited-transthoracic-echocardiography-and-lung-ultrasound-on-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-admitted-to-icu-a-prospective-observational-study
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Kavi Haji, Darsim Haji, David J Canty, Alistair G Royse, Dhaksha Tharmaraj, Meor Azraee, Lynda Hopkins, Collin F Royse
OBJECTIVES: Limited transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and lung ultrasound increasingly is performed in the intensive care unit (ICU), though used in a goal-directed rather than routine manner. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTINGS: Tertiary ICU. PARTICIPANTS: Ninety-three critically ill participants within 24 hours of admission to ICU. METHODS: A treating intensivist documented a clinical diagnosis and management plan before and after combined limited TTE and lung ultrasound...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126582/effect-of-body-mass-index-on-exercise-capacity-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Carolyn M Larsen, Caroline A Ball, Virginia B Hebl, Kevin C Ong, Konstantinos C Siontis, Thomas P Olson, Michael J Ackerman, Steve R Ommen, Thomas G Allison, Jeffrey B Geske
The objective of this study was to evaluate the relation between body mass index (BMI), exercise capacity, and symptoms in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC) and to utilize results of cardiopulmonary exercise tests (CPX) and transthoracic echocardiograms to understand the mechanism(s) of reduced exercise capacity across body mass index groups. Over a 6-year period, 510 consecutive patients with HC seen at a tertiary referral center underwent (CPX) and a transthoracic echocardiogram. Increasing BMI was associated with decreased exercise capacity as assessed by peak VO2 (ml/kg/min)...
October 12, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125001/hypoxia-due-to-positive-pressure-ventilation-in-edwards-syndrome-a-case-report
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Sun Kyung Hoon, Seung-Woo Kang, Sang-Hyun Kwak, Joungmin Kim
Edwards' syndrome also known as trisomy 18 is a congenital disorder associated with cardiovascular issues including ventricular septal defect (VSD), atrial septal defect (ASD) and patent duct arteriosus (PDA). An emergency colostomy was performed on a neonate born with an imperforate anus. Pre-operative transthoracic echocardiography showed presence of VSD, a patent foramen ovale (PFO) or ASD. Even though the baby had a good general condition and optimal peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO2), during positive pressure ventilation, she suffered severe hypoxia (50% SpO2)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123882/a-case-of-circumferential-type-a-aortic-dissection-with-intimal-intussusception-diagnosed-using-repeat-transthoracic-echocardiography-examination
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Toshinobu Yamagishi, Masahiro Kashiura, Kazuya Nakata, Kazuki Miyazaki, Takahiro Yukawa, Takahiro Tanabe, Kazuhiro Sugiyama, Akiko Akashi, Yuichi Hamabe
Case: Sometimes it is difficult to diagnose circumferential aortic dissection with enhanced computed tomography alone. A 58-year-old woman presented with sudden-onset chest discomfort and loss of consciousness. Transthoracic echocardiogram showed mild aortic regurgitation. Enhanced computed tomography scans showed no obvious intimal tear or flap at the proximal ascending aorta, but an intimal flap was observed from the aortic arch to both common iliac arteries. Stanford type B dissection was tentatively diagnosed...
July 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121301/tissue-doppler-assessment-of-diastolic-function-and-relationship-with-mortality-in-critically-ill-septic-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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F Sanfilippo, C Corredor, A Arcadipane, G Landesberg, A Vieillard-Baron, M Cecconi, N Fletcher
Background: Myocardial dysfunction may contribute to circulatory failure in sepsis. There is growing evidence of an association between left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) and mortality in septic patients. Utilizing echocardiography, we know that tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) variables e' and E/e' are reliable predictors of LVDD and are useful measurements to estimate left ventricular (LV) filling pressures. Methods: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate the association of e' and E/e' with mortality of patients with severe sepsis or septic shock...
October 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118891/systolic-anterior-motion-of-mitral-valve-subchordal-apparatus-a-rare-echocardiographic-pattern-in-non-obstructive-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Jezreel L Taquiso, Stephanie Martha O Obillos, Joerelle V Mojica, Lauro L Abrahan, Elleen C Cunanan, Jaime Alfonso M Aherrera, Jose Donato A Magno
Systolic anterior motion (SAM) of the mitral valve or chordate is one characteristic seen in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) either in obstructive or non-obstructive phenotypes. More often than not, the obstruction is caused by valvular rather than chordal SAM. We describe the role of echocardiography in identifying the actual anatomical location of the mitral valve apparatus involved in SAM and in assessing consequent left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction in an otherwise asymptomatic patient...
October 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118889/successful-treatment-of-iatrogenic-external-iliac-artery-perforation-with-covered-stent-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Muhammad Umer Awan, Bassam Omar, Ghazanfar Qureshi, Ghulam Mustafa Awan
Retroperitoneal hemorrhage from iliac artery injury is a potentially serious complication of vascular interventional procedures leading to hemorrhagic shock and death if not diagnosed early and treated promptly. We report a 70-year-old male admitted to our facility with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction, whose heart catheterization revealed left anterior descending artery (LAD) with 80% proximal, 95% mid and 100% distal disease. The left circumflex and right coronary arteries were 100% occluded proximally and received collaterals from the LAD...
October 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118832/the-impact-of-focused-echocardiography-using-the-focused-intensive-care-echo-protocol-on-the-management-of-critically-ill-patients-and-comparison-with-full-echocardiographic-studies-by-bse-accredited-sonographers
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David P Hall, Helen Jordan, Shirjel Alam, Michael A Gillies
Introduction: Focused echocardiography is widely used to assist clinical decision-making in critically ill patients. In the UK, the Focused Intensive Care Echo protocol is recommended by the Intensive Care Society to ensure consistency of approach and guarantee training standards. Concerns remain about the reliability of information attained by non-expert clinicians in focused echocardiography, particularly when this is used to alter clinical management. Methods: A prospective, observational evaluation of 60 consecutive patients undergoing Focused Intensive Care Echo studies in a single ICU...
August 2017: J Intensive Care Soc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118818/folic-acid-prevents-cardiac-dysfunction-and-reduces-myocardial-fibrosis-in-a-mouse-model-of-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity
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Wei Li, Renqiao Tang, Shengrong Ouyang, Feifei Ma, Zhuo Liu, Jianxin Wu
Background: Folic acid (FA) is an antioxidant that can reduce reactive oxygen species generation and can blunt cardiac dysfunction during ischemia. We hypothesized that FA supplementation prevents cardiac fibrosis and cardiac dysfunction induced by obesity. Methods: Six-week-old C57BL6/J mice were fed a high-fat diet (HFD), normal diet (ND), or an HFD supplemented with folic acid (FAD) for 14 weeks. Cardiac function was measured using a transthoracic echocardiographic exam...
2017: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117918/lack-of-soluble-circulating-cardiodepressant-factors-in-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy
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Chiara Sonnino, Benjamin W Van Tassell, Stefano Toldo, Marco Giuseppe Del Buono, F Gerard Moeller, Antonio Abbate
Circulating cardiodepressant factors were found to mediate cardiac dysfunction in patients with sepsis and acute systolic heart failure. To investigate the presence of circulating cardiodepressant factors in patients with Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy (TC), plasma samples were collected from 4 patients with TC, 3 with septic shock, 5 with acute systolic heart failure and 4 healthy controls and injected intraperitoneally in mice. The cardiodepressant effects are measured with transthoracic echocardiography. Plasma injection from control and TC subjects had no effects on left ventricle ejection fraction (LVEF) whereas plasma from the other two groups induced a significant reduction in LVEF...
November 2, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
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