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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925233/quantification-and-analysis-of-leaflet-flutter-on-biological-prosthetic-cardiac-valves
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Artur H de F Avelar, Jean A Canestri, Camila Bim, Maíra G M Silva, Rudolf Huebner, Marcos Pinotti
The use of porcine or bovine pericardium biological cardiac valves has as its main disadvantage a relatively short lifespan, with failures due to calcification and fatigue. Increasing these valves' durability constitutes a great challenge. An understudied phenomenon is the effect of flutter, an oscillation of the leaflets that can cause regurgitation and accelerate calcification and fatigue. As a starting point to study how to reduce or prevent these oscillations, a method was developed to quantify the flutter frequencies occurring at the point of the valve's full opening...
December 7, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923462/prognostic-implications-of-newly-developed-t-wave-inversion-after-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial%C3%A2-infarction
#2
Man-Jong Lee, Ji-Hoon Jang, Myung-Dong Lee, Sung Woo Kwon, Sung-Hee Shin, Sang-Don Park, Seong-Ill Woo, Dae-Hyeok Kim, Jun Kwan, Keum-Soo Park
We investigated the prognostic value of newly developed T-wave inversion after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. New T-wave inversion was defined as new onset of T-wave inversion after the primary PCI, without negative T waves on the presenting electrocardiogram. The primary end point was the occurrence of major adverse cardiac events (MACE), which consisted of cardiovascular mortality, nonfatal myocardial infarction, and rehospitalization for heart failure...
November 16, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913338/intracardiac-vortex-dynamics-by-high-frame-rate-doppler-vortography-i-in-vivo-i-comparison-with-vector-flow-mapping-and-4-d-flow-mri
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Julia Faurie, Mathilde Baudet, Kondo Claude Assi, Dominique Auger, Guillaume Gilbert, Francois Tournoux, Damien Garcia
Recent studies have suggested that intracardiac vortex flow imaging could be of clinical interest to early diagnose the diastolic heart function. Doppler vortography has been intro-duced as a simple color Doppler method to detect and quantify intraventricular vortices. This method is able to locate a vortex core based on the recognition of an antisymmetric pattern in the Doppler velocity field. Because the heart is a fast-moving organ, high frame rates are needed to decipher the whole blood vortex dynamics during diastole...
November 29, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912739/comparing-the-adverse-clinical-outcomes-associated-with-fraction-flow-reserve-guided-versus-angiography-guided-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#4
Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Chandra Mouli Yanamala, Feng Huang
BACKGROUND: Recently published randomized controlled trials have shown different results compared to the Fraction Flow Reserve Versus Angiography for Multi-vessel Evaluation (FAME) study. Therefore, this current analysis aimed to compare the adverse clinical outcomes associated with Fraction Flow Reserve (FFR)-guided versus standard angiography-guided Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) using a large number of randomized patients. METHODS: PubMed/Medline, EMBASE and the Cochrane library were searched for studies comparing FFR-guided with angiography-guided PCI...
December 3, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906869/early-and-sustained-vasopressin-infusion-augments-the-hemodynamic-efficacy-of-restrictive-fluid-resuscitation-and-improves-survival-in-a-liver-laceration-model-of-hemorrhagic-shock
#5
Raúl J Gazmuri, Kasen Whitehouse, Kruti Shah, Karla Whittinghill, Alvin Baetiong, Jeejabai Radhakrishnan
BACKGROUND: Current management of hemorrhagic shock favors restrictive fluid resuscitation before control of the bleeding source. We investigated the additional effects of early and sustained vasopressin infusion in a swine model of hemorrhagic shock produced by liver laceration. METHODS: Forty male domestic pigs (32 to 40 kg) had a liver laceration inflicted with an X-shaped blade clamp, 32 received a second laceration at minute 7.5, and 24 received two additional lacerations at minute 15...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906706/effects-of-cardiopulmonary-bypass-on-renal-perfusion-filtration-and-oxygenation-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
#6
Lukas Lannemyr, Gudrun Bragadottir, Vitus Krumbholz, Bengt Redfors, Johan Sellgren, Sven-Erik Ricksten
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury is a common complication after cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. The authors evaluated the effects of normothermic cardiopulmonary bypass on renal blood flow, glomerular filtration rate, renal oxygen consumption, and renal oxygen supply/demand relationship, i.e., renal oxygenation (primary outcome) in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: Eighteen patients with a normal preoperative serum creatinine undergoing cardiac surgery procedures with normothermic cardiopulmonary bypass (2...
December 1, 2016: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903511/cardiac-remodeling-and-increased-central-venous-pressure-underlie-elevated-stroke-volume-and-cardiac-output-of-seawater-acclimated-rainbow-trout
#7
Jeroen Brijs, Erik Sandblom, Esmée Dekens, Joacim Näslund, Andreas Ekström, Michael Axelsson
Substantial increases in cardiac output (CO), stroke volume (SV) and gastrointestinal blood flow are essential for euryhaline rainbow trout (Oncorhyncus mykiss) osmoregulating in seawater. However, the underlying hemodynamic mechanisms responsible for these changes are unknown. By examining a range of circulatory and cardiac morphological variables of seawater- and freshwater-acclimated rainbow trout, the present study revealed a significantly higher central venous pressure (CVP) in seawater-acclimated trout (~0...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899850/evaluation-of-short-and-long-term-efficacy-of-combined-intracoronary-administration-of-high-dose-adenosine-and-tirofiban-during-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#8
Yanbing Li, Qiang Li, Feiou Li, Min Zong, Guobin Miao, Xinchun Yang, Zichuan Tong, Jianjun Zhang
BACKGROUND: To assess the influence of combined intracoronary application of high-dose adenosine and tirofiban in primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on clinical events and cardiac function. METHODS: Our study evaluated consecutive patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing primary PCI, who were randomly divided into adenosine group (n = 130) and control group (n = 128). Combined with thrombus aspiration and then intracoronary tirofiban, the adenosine group received intracoronary adenosine (2 mg) through the aspiration catheter 2 times...
November 2016: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886577/high-flow-nasal-cannula-oxygen-therapy-vs-conventional-oxygen-therapy-in-cardiac-surgical-patients-a-meta-analysis
#9
Youfeng Zhu, Haiyan Yin, Rui Zhang, Jianrui Wei
INTRODUCTION: The use of high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) for the treatment of many diseases has gained increasing popularity. In the present meta-analysis, we aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of HFNCs compared with conventional oxygen therapy (COT) in adult postextubation cardiac surgical patients. METHOD: We reviewed the Embase, PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Wanfang databases, and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure. Two investigators independently collected the data and assessed the quality of each study...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886191/hemodynamic-and-metabolic-effects-of-a-new-pediatric-dobutamine-formulation-in-hypoxic-newborn-pigs
#10
Victoria E Mielgo, Adolf Valls-I-Soler, Juan M Lopez de Heredia, Heike Rabe, Carmen Rey-Santano
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study was to measure drug-related changes in hemodynamics and oxygen metabolism in response to different doses of an age-appropriate dobutamine formulation in hypoxic pigs. A secondary aim was to validate superior vena cava flow (SVCF) as a marker of cardiac index (CI) for subsequent clinical trials of this formulation in humans. METHODS: Newborn pigs (n=18) were exposed to 2h-hypoxia (10-15% oxygen) followed by reoxygenation (21-30% oxygen 4h)...
November 25, 2016: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885993/arterial-pulsatility-under-phasic-left-ventricular-assist-device-support
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Selim Bozkurt, Sjoerd van Tuijl, Frans N van de Vosse, Marcel C M Rutten
The aim of this study is to understand whether the phasic Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device (CF-LVAD) support would increase the arterial pulsatility. A Micromed DeBakey CF-LVAD was used to apply phasic support in an ex-vivo experimental platform. CF-LVAD was operated over a cardiac cycle by phase-shifting the pulsatile pump control with respect to the heart cycle, in 0.05 s increments in each experiment. The pump flow rate was selected as the control variable and a reference model was used to operate the CF-LVAD at a pulsatile speed...
November 25, 2016: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884959/cardiac-responses-to-exercise-distinguish-postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-syndrome-variants
#12
Paolo T Pianosi, Darrell R Schroeder, Philip R Fischer
We previously showed that one-third of adolescents with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) have hyperkinetic circulation. In a subsequent cohort, we compare participants with POTS grouped according to cardiac output (Q˙) versus oxygen uptake (V˙O2) function, whose circulatory response to exercise lay at the lower end of this distribution. We hypothesized that such grouping determines the circulatory response to incremental-protocol, upright, cycle ergometry by whatever blend of flow and resistance adjustments best maintains normal blood pressure...
November 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884776/inverted-orientation-improves-decellularization-of-whole-porcine-hearts
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Po-Feng Lee, Eric Chau, Rafael Cabello, Alvin T Yeh, Luiz C Sampaio, Andrea S Gobin, Doris A Taylor
: In structurally heterogeneous organs, such as heart, it is challenging to retain extracellular matrix integrity in the thinnest regions (eg, valves) during perfusion decellularization and completely remove cellular debris from thicker areas. The high inflow rates necessary to maintain physiologic pressure can distend or damage thin tissues, but lower pressures prolong the process and increase the likelihood of contamination. We examined two novel retrograde decellularization methods for porcine hearts: inverting the heart or venting the apex to decrease inflow rate...
November 21, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884421/interpreting-the-incremental-cardiopulmonary-exercise-test
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REVIEW
Samir Nusair
The incremental cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) is an increasingly used diagnostic method that serves to evaluate patients with chief complaint of dyspnea during exercise. Performing maximal symptom-limited CPET can show if the tested subject has a reduced exercise capacity and give clues to the mechanism of such exercise capacity reduction, cardiac, pulmonary, or pulmonary vascular source. In this review, it is suggested that the evaluation of the complex results of CPET should be performed by first determining if myocardial/circulatory insufficiency is present and second if there is gas exchange abnormality...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883333/design-of-a-simple-coronary-impedance-simulator-for-the-in-vitro-study-of-the-complex-coronary-hemodynamics
#15
Marco Piola, Riccardo Vismara, Giordano Tasca, Federico Lucherini, Paola Redaelli, Monica Soncini, Claudia Romagnoni, Andrea Mangini, Carlo Antona, Gianfranco Beniamino Fiore
Several novel approaches were recently developed to treat aortic root pathologies. The alteration induced by some of these approaches to the biomechanics of the aortic root could possibly affect the coronary perfusion, compromising the procedural outcome. In this scenario, the need to replicate in vitro the coronary flow pattern in physiological and pathological conditions is becoming crucial for the functional assessment of novel devices and techniques. This article describes the design of an easy-to-use, left-and-right coronary impedance simulator, coupled with native aortic roots for in vitro pulsatile tests...
November 24, 2016: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882155/clinical-value-of-diagnosing-aortico-left-ventricular-tunnel-by-echocardiography
#16
Manying Xie, Jiabao Yin, Qing Lv, Jing Wang
In order to assess the clinical value of echocardiography in the diagnosis of aortico-left ventricular tunnel (ALVT) the echocardiographic data and clinical manifestations of six patients with ALVT were analyzed in the present study. Based on the results, a comprehensive study was conducted regarding 147 cases from related documents. Six patients were confirmed with ALVT by surgery. The echocardiographic images of the patients revealed an abnormal communication beginning in the ascending aorta above the coronary arteries, bypassing the aortic valve, and ending in the left ventricle...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871765/-evaluation-of-cardiac-function-in-a-group-of-small-for-gestational-age-school-age-children-treated-with-growth-hormone
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Esther Aurensanz Clemente, Ariadna Ayerza Casas, Pilar Samper Villagrasa, Pablo Ruiz Frontera, Gloria Bueno Lozano
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Small for gestational age (SGA) patients have an increased risk of developing a cardiovascular pathology, as well as a metabolic syndrome. Our objective is to evaluate the cardiac morphology and function of SGA children treated with growth hormone (GH), identifying changes that could potentially have long-term consequences. METHODS: We selected 23 SGA school-age patients and 23 healthy children. We measured their weight, height, blood pressure and heart rate...
November 18, 2016: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862912/stenting-of-the-ductus-arteriosus-in-infants-with-functionally-univentricular-heart-disease-and-ductal-dependent-pulmonary-blood-flow-a-single-center-experience
#18
Ahmet Celebi, Ilker Kemal Yucel, Mustafa Orhan Bulut, Mehmet Kucuk, Sevket Balli
OBJECTIVE: To determine the short- and medium-term outcomes of ductal stenting (DS) in patients with functionally univentricular hearts (FUHs) and ductal-dependent pulmonary blood flow. BACKGROUND: Several studies have evaluated the outcomes of DS in a limited number of patients with FUHs. Nonetheless, there is still no consensus regarding the indications for this procedure, and no appropriate patient selection criteria have been devised. METHODS: From 2005 to 2015, cardiac catheterization for DS was performed in 68 patients with FUHs...
November 10, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856718/central-and-peripheral-responses-to-static-and-dynamic-stretch-of-skeletal-muscle-mechano-and-metabo-reflex-implications
#19
Massimo Venturelli, Emiliano Cé, Eloisa Limonta, Angela V Bisconti, Michela Devoto, Susanna Rampichini, Fabio Esposito
Passive static stretching (SS), circulatory cuff occlusion (CCO), and the combination of both (SS+CCO) have been used to investigate the mechano- and metabo-reflex, respectively. However, the effects of dynamic stretching (DS) alone or in combination with CCO (DS+CCO) on the same reflexes have never been explored. The aim of the study was to compare central and peripheral hemodynamic responses to DS, SS, DS+CCO, and SS+CCO. In ten participants, femoral blood flow (FBF), heart rate (HR), cardiac output (CO), and mean arterial pressure (MAP) were assessed during DS and SS of the quadriceps muscle with and without CCO...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853102/cardiac-safety-profile-of-sildenafil-chronotropic-inotropic-and-coronary-vasodilator-effects-in-the-canine-isolated-blood-perfused-heart-preparations
#20
Nur Jaharat Lubna, Yuji Nakamura, Xin Cao, Takeshi Wada, Hiroko Izumi-Nakaseko, Kentaro Ando, Atsushi Sugiyama
Sildenafil is a phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitor. We evaluated the effects of sildenafil on the sinoatrial rate, developed tension of the papillary muscle and coronary blood flow by using the canine isolated, blood-perfused sinoatrial node and papillary muscle preparations. The former preparation had a regular automaticity rate of 106 ± 1 beats/min (n = 4), whereas the latter showed a developed tension of 22 ± 4 mN (n = 4) and a coronary blood flow of 3.9 ± 0.1 mL/min (n = 4). Intracoronary injection of 10, 30 and 100 µg of sildenafil, which would provide about 20 to 200 times higher plasma drug concentrations than its therapeutic level, increased the automaticity rate by 4, 12 and 22%, the developed tension by 19, 55 and 118% and the coronary blood flow by 42, 95 and 142%, respectively...
2016: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
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