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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644903/changes-in-remote-myocardial-tissue-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-its-relation-to-cardiac-remodeling-a-cmr-t1-mapping-study
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P Stefan Biesbroek, Raquel P Amier, Paul F A Teunissen, Mark B M Hofman, Lourens F H J Robbers, Peter M van de Ven, Aernout M Beek, Albert C van Rossum, Niels van Royen, Robin Nijveldt
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the temporal alterations in native T1 and extracellular volume (ECV) of remote myocardium after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and to explore their relation to left ventricular (LV) remodeling. METHODS: Forty-two patients with AMI successfully treated with primary PCI underwent cardiovascular magnetic resonance after 4-6 days and 3 months. Cine imaging, late gadolinium enhancement, and T1-mapping (MOLLI) was performed at 1.5T. T1 values were measured in the myocardial tissue opposite of the infarct area...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644794/electrocardiogram-signal-quality-assessment-based-on-structural-image-similarity-metric
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Yalda Shahriari, Richard Fidler, Michele Pelter, Yong Bai, Andrea Villaroman, Xiao Hu
OBJECTIVE: We developed an image-based electrocardiographic (ECG) quality assessment technique that mimics how clinicians annotate ECG signal quality. METHODS: We adopted the Structural Similarity Measure (SSIM) to compare images of two ECG records that are obtained from displaying ECGs in a standard scale. Then a subset of representative ECG images from the training set was selected as templates through a clustering method. SSIM between each image and all the templates were used as the feature vector for the linear discriminant analysis (LDA) classifier...
June 21, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643240/pcsk9-inhibitors-treating-the-right-patients-in-daily-practice
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REVIEW
Peta King, Stephen J Nicholls
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Monoclonal antibodies that inhibit proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) have emerged as a novel approach to low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) lowering. The potential role of PCSK9 inhibitors in clinical practice will be reviewed. RECENT FINDINGS: Clinical trials have demonstrated that PCSK9 inhibitors produce robust LDL-C lowering when administered either as monotherapy or in combination with statins. This provides the opportunity to achieve effective lipid lowering in familial hypercholesterolemia, patients with either established atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease or high risk primary prevention and an important opportunity to treat patients with statin intolerance...
August 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642994/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-assess-myocardial-fibrosis-in-valvular-heart-disease
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Tomaz Podlesnikar, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax
The left ventricular (LV) remodeling process associated with significant valvular heart disease (VHD) is characterized by an increase of myocardial interstitial space with deposition of collagen and loss of myofibers. These changes occur before LV systolic function deteriorates or the patient develops symptoms. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) permits assessment of reactive fibrosis, with the use of T1 mapping techniques, and replacement fibrosis, with the use of late gadolinium contrast enhancement...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642826/elucidation-of-the-role-of-lectin-like-oxldl-receptor-1-in-the-metabolic-responses-of-macrophages-to-human-oxldl
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Danielle W Kimmel, William P Dole, David E Cliffel
Atherogenesis is the narrowing of arteries due to plaque build-up that results in cardiovascular disease that can lead to death. The macrophage lectin-like oxidized LDL receptor-1 (LOX-1), also called the oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor 1 (OLR1), is currently thought to aid in atherosclerotic disease progression; therefore metabolic studies have potential to both provide mechanistic validation for the role of LOX-1 in disease progression and provide valuable information regarding biomarker strategies and clinical imaging...
2017: Journal of Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642098/quantifying-left-atrial-structure-and-function-using-single-plane-tissue-tracking-cardiac-magnetic-resonance
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Susumu Tao, Luisa A Ciuffo, Joao A C Lima, Katherine C Wu, Hiroshi Ashikaga
PURPOSE: Left atrial (LA) structure and function are important markers of adverse cardiovascular outcomes. Tissue-tracking cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) accurately quantifies LA volume, strain, and strain rate based on biplane long-axis imaging. We aimed to assess the accuracy of the LA indices quantification from single-plane tissue-tracking CMR. METHODS: We included 162 patients (mean age 56±15, male 70%) from a prospective cohort study whose cine CMR images in sinus rhythm were available in both four-chamber and two-chamber views...
June 19, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641819/dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mr-imaging-of-carotid-vasa-vasorum-in-relation-to-coronary-and-cerebrovascular-events
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Juan Wang, Huijun Chen, Jie Sun, Daniel S Hippe, Huawei Zhang, Shengyuan Yu, Jianming Cai, Leixing Xie, Bao Cui, Chun Yuan, Xihai Zhao, Weimin Yuan, Hongbin Liu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging (DCE-MRI) provides a noninvasive approach to the functional status of carotid adventitial vasa vasorum. Contrast extravasation rate, or K(trans), derived from kinetic modeling of adventitial enhancement, has been correlated with plaque neovascularization and inflammation. This study sought to clarify the clinical implications of K(trans) by evaluating its relationship with documented cardiovascular events (CVE). METHODS: Seventy patients with carotid plaque at clinical ultrasound examination were recruited and imaged with a previously-described bright-blood DCE-MRI protocol (spatial resolution: 0...
June 3, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641786/association-of-apolipoprotein-ciii-apoc-iii-endothelium-dependent-vasodilation-and-peripheral-neuropathy-in-a-multi-ethnic-population-with-type-2-diabetes
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Sharon Li Ting Pek, Chee Fang Sum, Lee Ying Yeoh, Simon Biing Ming Lee, Wern Ee Tang, Su Chi Lim, Subramaniam Tavintharan
BACKGROUND: Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is a common complication of Type 2 diabetes (T2D). Apart from hyperglycemia, its pathogenesis is poorly understood. Apolipoprotein-CIII (apoC-III) associated with triglyceride metabolism, is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Its role in DPN is not well-established. We studied the associations of apoC-III, endothelial function and DPN. METHODS: In patients with T2D, anthropometric data, fasting blood, and urine were collected for biochemistry and urine albumin/creatinine measurements (uACR)...
July 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640873/healthy-aging-of-the-left-ventricle-in-relationship-to-cardiovascular-risk-factors-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis-mesa
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Chia-Ying Liu, Shenghan Lai, Nadine Kawel-Boehm, Harjit Chahal, Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, Joao A C Lima, David A Bluemke
BACKGROUND: Understanding the relationship of cardiovascular structure and function to age is confounded by the high prevalence of traditional risk factors in the United States. The purpose of the study is to compare left ventricular (LV) and aortic structural, and functional parameters in individuals with and without traditional risk factors in a population-based cohort. METHODS AND RESULTS: 3015 study participants (48% men, age 55-94, mean 69.01±9.17 years) in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) underwent cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging from 2010-2012...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638827/cardiovascular-autonomic-neuropathy-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Jiewen Jin, Weimin Wang, Liangying Zhu, Tianwei Gu, Qing Niu, Ping Li, Yan Bi, Dalong Zhu
AIM: This study aimed to evaluate the association between cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) and left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) in type 2 diabetes patients. METHODS: 315 type 2 diabetes patients from inpatients of Drum Tower Hospital were included and classified into no CAN (NCAN), possible CAN (PCAN), and definite CAN (DCAN) based on cardiovascular autonomic reflex tests. The left ventricular diastolic function was assessed by tissue Doppler imaging echocardiography...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637959/examination-of-dose-reduction-using-image-noise-reduction-technology-in-cardiovascular-x-ray-systems
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Takaya Saijo, Shigenobu Seguchi
The aim of this study is to establish radiation exposure dose reduction protocols during cardiac intervention by decreasing the entrance dose at flat panel detector (FPD) with image quality evaluations. For measuring entrance surface dose (ESD), we have used a Radical 9015 dosimeter (6 cc ion chamber) placed under 20 cm thick acrylic plates at the patient's entrance reference point. We performed an image quality assessment based on quantitative as well as visual evaluation of the images obtained via current and dose reduction protocols...
2017: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637949/comparative-analysis-of-allyl-isothiocyanate-aitc-induced-carbohydrate-oxidation-changes-via-trpv1-between-mice-and-chickens
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Fuminori Kawabata, Yuko Kawabata, Ruojun Liang, Shotaro Nishimura, Shoji Tabata
Postprandial hyperglycemia is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. It has been reported that intragastric administration of allyl isothiocyanate (AITC), which is one of the pungent ingredients of wasabi and horseradish but it is not included in hot chili pepper, increased carbohydrate oxidation and reduced postprandial increase of blood glucose via transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1)in mice. However, the action site of AITC on TRPV1 for increasing carbohydrate oxidation is unclear. Both mammalian and chicken TRPV1 (cTRPV1) are activated by heat and acid, but unlike its mammalian counterpart, cTRPV1 is only faintly activated by capsaicin...
2017: Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637196/chronological-change-of-right-ventricle-by-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-in-mice
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Hyung-Ju Cho, Woon Heo, Jung Woo Han, Yong Hyuk Lee, Jin Myung Park, Min Jung Kang, Joo-Heon Yoon, Min Goo Lee, Chang-Hoon Kim, Joo Young Kim
Study Objective: No studies have investigated sequential changes in the heart on MRI, along with observation of functional lung phenotypes and genetics, over the duration of chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH). We investigated chronological changes in heart and lung phenotypes after CIH using a mouse model to provide new insights into the pathophysiology of sleep apnea-induced cardiovascular disease. Methods: C57BL/6J adult male mice were randomized to 4 weeks or 8 weeks of CIH...
June 20, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633205/advancing-the-science-of-myocardial-recovery-with-mechanical-circulatory-support-a-working-group-of-the-national-heart-lung-and-blood-institute
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EDITORIAL
Stavros G Drakos, Francis D Pagani, Martha S Lundberg, Timothy J Baldwin
The medical burden of heart failure (HF) has spurred interest in clinicians and scientists to develop therapies to restore the function of a failing heart. To advance this agenda, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) convened a Working Group of experts from June 2 to 3, 2016, in Bethesda, Maryland, to develop NHLBI recommendations aimed at advancing the science of cardiac recovery in the setting of mechanical circulatory support (MCS). MCS devices effectively reduce volume and pressure overload that drives the cycle of progressive myocardial dysfunction, thereby triggering structural and functional reverse remodeling...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632654/an-overview-of-cardiac-computed-tomography-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Pal Suranyi, Akos Varga-Szemes, Anthony M Hlavacek
Familiarity with congenital heart disease (CHD) and its manifestations in adults is becoming increasingly important for the practicing cardiothoracic imager. The use of computed tomographic angiography is becoming commonplace not only in adults with a history and subsequent interventions for CHD as a child but also in de novo detection of-typically-milder, survivable forms of CHD, which are clinically suspected because of declining cardiac performance, cardiac events, or murmurs. Occasionally, adult CHD (ACHD) is found incidentally on scans performed for other indications (eg, trauma or neoplasm staging) because of improvements in computed tomographic technology and advanced visualization...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629772/impact-of-the-cardiovascular-system-associated-adipose-tissue-on-atherosclerotic-pathology
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REVIEW
Dimitry A Chistiakov, Andrey V Grechko, Veronika A Myasoedova, Alexandra A Melnichenko, Alexander N Orekhov
Cardiac obesity makes an important contribution to the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. One of the important pathways of this contribution is the inflammatory process that takes place in the adipose tissue. In this review, we consider the role of the cardiovascular system-associated fat in atherosclerotic cardiovascular pathology and a non-atherosclerotic cause of coronary artery disease, such as atrial fibrillation. Cardiovascular system-associated fat not only serves as the energy store, but also releases adipokines that control local and systemic metabolism, heart/vascular function and vessel tone, and a number of vasodilating and anti-inflammatory substances...
June 8, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626797/intrathoracic-fat-measurements-using-multidetector-computed-tomography-mdct-feasibility-and-reproducibility
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Jadranka Stojanovska, El-Sayed H Ibrahim, Aamer R Chughtai, Elizabeth A Jackson, Barry H Gross, Jon A Jacobson, Alexander Tsodikov, Brian Daneshvar, Benjamin D Long, Thomas L Chenevert, Ella A Kazerooni
Intrathoracic fat volume, more specifically, epicardial fat volume, is an emerging imaging biomarker of adverse cardiovascular events. The purpose of this work is to show the feasibility and reproducibility of intrathoracic fat volume measurement applied to contrast-enhanced multidetector computed tomography images. A retrospective cohort study of 62 subjects free of cardiovascular disease (55% females, age = 49 ± 11 years) conducted from 2008 to 2011 formed the study group. Intrathoracic fat volume was defined as all fat voxels measuring -50 to -250 Hounsfield Unit within the intrathoracic cavity from the level of the pulmonary artery bifurcation to the heart apex...
March 2017: Tomography: a Journal for Imaging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624970/cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-devices-a-review-of-the-dangers-and-difficulties-in-mr-scanning-and-attempts-to-improve-safety
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REVIEW
Pei Ghim Poh, Charlene Liew, Colin Yeo, Le Roy Chong, Andrew Tan, Angeline Poh
An increasing number of patients are being treated with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs), many of which are MR conditional. There is a lack of literature on the safe scanning of MR conditional CIEDs. This review article discusses MR imaging safety in patients with implanted CIEDs. Guidelines on safe use and indications of imaging patients with MR conditional CIEDs are described, followed by a pictorial essay of the radiographic features of these devices. We also discuss the challenges of monitoring the patient in the MR environment, advances in MRI conditional imaging of devices, availability, limitations and workflow including vendor-specific and other collaborative efforts to simplify the scanning process...
June 17, 2017: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624754/automatic-segmentation-of-the-lumen-region-in-intravascular-images-of-the-coronary-artery
#19
Danilo Samuel Jodas, Aledir Silveira Pereira, João Manuel R S Tavares
Image assessment of the arterial system plays an important role in the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases. The segmentation of the lumen and media-adventitia in intravascular (IVUS) images of the coronary artery is the first step towards the evaluation of the morphology of the vessel under analysis and the identification of possible atherosclerotic lesions. In this study, a fully automatic method for the segmentation of the lumen in IVUS images of the coronary artery is presented. The proposed method relies on the K-means algorithm and the mean roundness to identify the region corresponding to the potential lumen...
June 10, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623740/detection-of-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-influences-the-perceived-need-for-aggressive-lipid-management
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G B John Mancini, Milan Gupta, Michelle Tsigoulis, Christopher P Cannon, Jacques Genest, Kausik K Ray, Raul D Santos, Gerald F Watts, Paolo Raggi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Overt atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) warrants aggressive lipid lowering. Imaging for ambiguous symptoms suggesting ischemia or for clarification of CV risk in asymptomatic individuals often uncovers previously unknown ASCVD. Guidelines do not provide clear recommendations for aggressive lipid lowering in such cases. We explored physicians' perception, as influenced by tests that detect ASCVD, regarding appropriateness of getting to lipid goals and for theoretically accessing proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 inhibitors (PCSK9i)...
June 3, 2017: Atherosclerosis
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