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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166718/-value-of-two-left-atrium-and-pulmonary-vein-stereoscopic-imaging-reconstruction-methods-on-guiding-radiofrequency-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Y Tian, S Zhou, Y H Yin, Y X Zheng, R P Wang, X Q Liu, Z Q Liu, Q F Liu, W Liu, J Pang, Z Jiang, L H Tian, J Huang, L Yang
Objective: To compare the value of two 3D imaging reconstruction methods for left atria and pulmonary vein on guiding the catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF). Methods: From January 2014 to January 2017, a total of 100 drug refractory paroxysmal AF patients were divided into left atria direct angiography group (n=50), and indirect angiography group (n=50). 3D CARTO system was applied for mapping and guiding the ablation procedure. Patients assigned to direct angiography group were treated as follows: intraoperative puncture of atrial septum, inject contrast agent directly into the left atrium, conduct left atrial and pulmonary venous rotation angiography, reconstruct three-dimensional image, integrate the image into real-time X-ray system to facilitate circumferential pulmonary vein isolation...
November 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163841/assessing-right-ventricular-function-in-pulmonary-hypertension-patients-and-the-correlation-with-the-new-york-heart-association-nyha-classification
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Xiaoke Shang, Shuna Xiao, Nianguo Dong, Rong Lu, Lijun Wang, Bin Wang, Yousan Chen, Liang Zhong, Mei Liu
This investigation aimed to compare the pressure-volume loop (PV loop) measurements in three less symptomatic categories (New York Heart Association classes , NYHA I, II, and III) of pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients since NYHA classification system performance is limited by the shortcomings discussed above. Thirty-six patients were enrolled in this study with PV loop measurement acquisition via micro-conductance catheters. Functional classification according to NYHA was determined with comprehensive assessing function and activity...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157516/anatomy-of-the-tricuspid-valve-pathophysiology-of-functional-tricuspid-regurgitation-and-implications-for-percutaneous-therapies
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REVIEW
Nicola Buzzatti, Michele De Bonis, Neil Moat
The tricuspid valve is a complex dynamic apparatus made up of many different closely linked structures: the annulus, the three leaflets, the chordae, the papillary muscles and the right ventricle. Other nearby structures, such as the coronary sinus ostium, the conduction system, the membranous septum, and the right coronary artery must be taken into account when dealing with the tricuspid. Annulus dilation and leaflet tethering due to right ventricular remodeling are the 2 major mechanisms responsible for most tricuspid regurgitation cases...
January 2018: Interventional cardiology clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154821/heterotaxy-syndrome-and-associated-arrhythmias-in-pediatric-patients
#4
Mary C Niu, Heather A Dickerson, Judson A Moore, Caridad de la Uz, Santiago O Valdés, Jeffrey J Kim, David E Bard, Shaine A Morris, Christina Y Miyake
BACKGROUND: Heterotaxy Syndrome (HS) is a rare disorder with complex anatomy involving misarrangements of the cardiac conduction system. Arrhythmias may be related to anatomic variations and contribute to morbidity. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the associations between arrhythmias, anatomy, and outcomes in a large HS cohort. METHODS: A single center retrospective review of patients diagnosed with HS ≤ 21 years of age was performed...
November 14, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150982/visualization-within-the-ventricles-of-the-brain-a-micro-focus-x-ray-study
#5
Edwin John de Jager, André Francois du Plessis, Jakobus Willem Hoffman, Anna Catherina Oettlé, Marius Casparus Bosman
Conceptualization of the ventricular system of the brain by macroscopic studies is complicated by the lack of physical structure of these interconnected cavities. Dissection procedures designed to display the structures in the walls of the ventricles are destructive and not conducive for the appreciation of the ventricular system in its entirety. The application of Micro-focus X-ray tomography affords the possibility to appreciate hidden structures in a non-destructive manner. The aim of this study was to explore the possibility of using micro-focus X-ray tomography in the three-dimensional (3D) visualization of the ventricular system as well as the various neuroanatomical structures within its walls for educational purposes...
November 18, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146527/osthole-attenuates-right-ventricular-remodeling-via-decreased-myocardial-apoptosis-and-inflammation-in-monocrotaline-induced-rats
#6
Yeli Li, Yiqi Li, Fuguo Shi, Lina Wang, Lisheng Li, Danli Yang
Osthole (Ost) is a coumarin that exhibits wide pharmacological effects in the cardiovascular system. However, whether Ost can inhibit apoptosis and inflammation in right ventricle (RV) cardiomyocytes and prevent RV remodeling is not clear. This study was designed to investigate the effect of Ost on RV remodeling and the underlying mechanism. By applying a monocrotaline (MCT)-induced rat model, the effect of Ost on RV remodeling was investigated. Rats were given a single dose of MCT (50mg⁄kg) subcutaneously (s...
November 13, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143659/effect-of-heartworm-disease-and-heartworm-associated-respiratory-disease-hard-on-the-right-ventricle-of-cats
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Randolph L Winter, A Ray Dillon, Russell C Cattley, Byron L Blagburn, D Michael Tillson, Calvin M Johnson, William R Brawner, Elizabeth G Welles, Sharon Barney
BACKGROUND: Dirofilaria immitis infection occurs in dogs and cats, both of which species are clinically affected by mature adult infections. Cats are uniquely affected by immature-adult infections with an inflammatory pulmonary disease called Heartworm-Associated Respiratory Disease (HARD). D. immitis infection causes pulmonary parenchymal and vascular pathology in the dog and cat. Dogs develop pulmonary hypertension and cor pulmonale, whereas the development of pulmonary hypertension is rare in the cat...
November 9, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141964/acute-decompensated-pulmonary-hypertension
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Laurent Savale, Jason Weatherald, Xavier Jaïs, Constance Vuillard, Athénaïs Boucly, Mitja Jevnikar, David Montani, Olaf Mercier, Gerald Simonneau, Elie Fadel, Olivier Sitbon, Marc Humbert
Acute right heart failure in chronic precapillary pulmonary hypertension is characterised by a rapidly progressive syndrome with systemic congestion resulting from impaired right ventricular filling and/or reduced right ventricular flow output. This clinical picture results from an imbalance between the afterload imposed on the right ventricle and its adaptation capacity. Acute decompensated pulmonary hypertension is associated with a very poor prognosis in the short term. Despite its major impact on survival, its optimal management remains very challenging for specialised centres, without specific recommendations...
December 31, 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116689/evaluation-of-hemodynamic-performance-of-total-cavopulmonary-connection-tcpc-with-porous-inserts
#9
K Dhayananth, Arunn Narasimhan
Infants born with univentricular heart disease undergo Fontan surgery in order to establish separate systemic and pulmonary circulations. This surgery results in better blood circulation across a single ventricle that supplies oxygenated blood to the body and passively returns venous blood to the lungs through the total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC). Reducing the pressure drop across the TCPC during Fontan circulation helps in reducing the work load of univentricular heart and various designs have been proposed for this purpose...
November 8, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115044/a-leg-ulcer-with-pulsating-varicose-veins%C3%A2-%C3%A2-from-the-legs-to-the-heart
#10
Sabrina Johanna Swoboda, Hauke Schumann, Dimitra Kiritsi
We present the case of a 58-year-old man who presented to our wound care centre with a 7 -month history of a progressive unilateral leg ulcer. He reported intermittent, heavy bleeding at the ulcer. The duplex sonography showed a bilateral incompetence of the saphenofemoral junctions and the entire course of the great saphenous veins and, surprisingly, also a bilateral reversed arterial-like pulsating flow in the great and small saphenous veins as well as in the deep veins of the lower extremities. During cardiac examination by auscultation and echocardiography, we detected a previously undescribed severe tricuspid insufficiency with strongly reduced systolic ejection of both the left and the right ventricle and repercussions on the peripheral venous system as a cause for the pulsating veins...
November 7, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106546/clinical-validation-of-automatic-local-activation-time-annotation-during-focal-premature-ventricular-complex-ablation-procedures
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Juan Acosta, David Soto-Iglesias, Juan Fernández-Armenta, Manuel Frutos-López, Beatriz Jáuregui, Eduardo Arana-Rueda, Marcos Fernández, Diego Penela, Alejandro Alcaine, Lucas Cano, Alonso Pedrote, Antonio Berruezo
Aims: Current navigation systems incorporate algorithms for automatic identification of local activation time (LAT). However, data about their utility and accuracy in premature ventricular complex (PVC) ablation procedures are scarce. This study analyses the accuracy of an algorithmic method based on automatic annotation of the maximal negative slope of the unipolar electrogram within the window demarcated by the bipolar electrogram compared with conventional manual annotation during PVC ablation procedures...
November 2, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102794/-pro-renin-receptor-expression-in-myocardial-infarction-in-transgenic-mice-expressing-rat-tonin
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Amanda A Ribeiro, Rebeca Padrao Amorim, Zaira J Palomino, Mércia de Paula Lima, Ivana Cinthya Moraes-Silva, Leandro Ezequiel Souza, Jorge Luiz Pesquero, Maria Claudia Irigoyen, Dulce E Casarini
The (pro)renin receptor [(P)RR] has been implicated as a renin/prorenin receptor, and plays a role in local renin angiotensin system activation. Our goal was to investigate whether a transgenic mouse that expresses rat tonin [TGM'(rTon)] can regulate (P)RR mRNA levels. Control (C) and TGM'(rTon) animals were subdivided into the C sham, C MI, TGM'(rTon) sham, and TGM'(rTon) MI groups. The levels of tonin, (P)RR, and renin were determined using RT-PCR mRNA. Tonin activity as determined by RIE was significantly increased in the TGM'(rTon) sham group as compared to the C sham group in the atrium (AT) and right ventricle (RV), respectively...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102272/aspiration-thrombectomy-for-treatment-of-acute-massive-and-submassive-pulmonary-embolism-initial-single-center-prospective-experience
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Juan José Ciampi-Dopazo, Juan María Romeu-Prieto, Marcelino Sánchez-Casado, Beatriz Romerosa, Alfonso Canabal, María Luisa Rodríguez-Blanco, Carlos Lanciego
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of aspiration thrombectomy in patients with acute massive or submassive pulmonary embolism (PE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study analyzed patient demographic data, procedural details, and outcomes in 18 consecutive patients (8 men and 10 women; mean age, 60.1 y; range, 36-80 y), 10 with acute submassive PE and 8 with massive PE, treated with an Indigo Continuous Aspiration Mechanical Thrombectomy Catheter between January 2016 and February 2017...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095737/long-term-right-ventricular-assist-device-therapy-in-an-adult-with-pulmonary-atresia-intact-ventricular-septum
#14
Joshua L Hermsen, Karen K Stout, April Stempien-Otero, Edward D Verrier, Nahush A Mokadam
Durable ventricular assist device (VAD) support is uncommonly employed in adult congenital heart disease and often involves supporting a systemic right ventricle (RV). Ventricular assist device support of a subpulmonic RV is even more unusual.
October 31, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090353/rapid-improvement-of-pulmonary-functions-in-children-after-transcatheter-closure-of-an-atrial-septal-defect
#15
Serkan F Çelik, Cemşit Karakurt, Nurdan Yıldırım Acar, Elif Çelik
There are very few studies in the literature on respiratory system functions and complications of children with an atrial septal defect (ASD). The aim of this study is to investigate the pulmonary functions and pulmonary complications before and after transcatheter closure in children with an ASD. In this study, pulmonary function test parameters of 30 ASD patients between 5 and 18 years of age who were eligible to be treated by transcatheter ASD closure were compared with 30 healthy children. The patients undergoing transcatheter ASD closure received pulmonary function tests (PFT) at baseline (1 day before ASD closure), and 3 months after the procedure...
October 31, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082632/erbin-and-erbb2-play-roles-in-the-sexual-differentiation-of-the-song-system-nucleus-hvc-in-bengalese-finches-lonchura-striata-var-domestica
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Yueliu Zhao, Xuebo Zhang, Rui Wang, Jie Bing, Fan Wu, Yitong Zhang, Jincao Xu, Zhongming Han, Xinwen Zhang, Shaoju Zeng
Song control nuclei have distinct sexual differences in songbirds. However, the mechanism that underlies the sexual differentiation of song nuclei is still not well understood. Using a combination of anatomical, pharmacological, genetic, and behavioral approaches, the present study investigated the role of erbb2 (a homolog of the avian erythroblastic leukemia viral oncogene homolog 2) and the erbb2-interacting gene, erbin, in the sexual differentiation of the song nucleus HVC in the Bengalese finch. We first found that both erbin and erbb2 were expressed in the developing HVC at posthatch day (PHD) 15 in a male-biased fashion using qRT-PCR and in situ hybridization...
October 30, 2017: Developmental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081749/no-difference-in-myosin-kinetics-and-spatial-distribution-of-the-lever-arm-in-the-left-and-right-ventricles-of-human-hearts
#17
Divya Duggal, S Requena, Janhavi Nagwekar, Sangram Raut, Ryan Rich, Hriday Das, Vipul Patel, Ignacy Gryczynski, Rafal Fudala, Zygmunt Gryczynski, Cheavar Blair, Kenneth S Campbell, Julian Borejdo
The systemic circulation offers larger resistance to the blood flow than the pulmonary system. Consequently, the left ventricle (LV) must pump blood with more force than the right ventricle (RV). The question arises whether the stronger pumping action of the LV is due to a more efficient action of left ventricular myosin, or whether it is due to the morphological differences between ventricles. Such a question cannot be answered by studying the entire ventricles or myocytes because any observed differences would be wiped out by averaging the information obtained from trillions of myosin molecules present in a ventricle or myocyte...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059653/blood-motion-turbulent-or-laminar
#18
Alla P Stepanchuk
INTRODUCTION: The issue on the mode of blood motion in the bloodstream, where the arterial and venous flow is significantly different, has been of greater concern recently. However, the conclusions are largely based on the analysis of the geometric orientation in the wall of arteries of smooth muscle elements. The aim of our study was to examine the characteristics of the prominent configuration of cardial cavities and arterial vessels. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The material for study were specimens of human heart, rabbit aorta and arterial microvessels of rat salivary glands, examined by injection and corrosive methods, scanning and transmission electron microscopy...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049636/implantable-epicardial-cardioverter-defibrillator-induced-localized-constrictive-pericarditis
#19
Tomohiro Mizuno, Masahiko Goya, Kenzo Hirao, Hirokuni Arai
In the 1990s, epicardial implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) patches were frequently implanted to treat life-threatening ventricular arrhythmia. However, owing to the high rates of functional failure, the patch system has been replaced by transvenous ICD leads system. Although morphological abnormalities such as dense fibrosis around the patch are quite frequent, epicardial ICD patch-induced localized constrictive pericarditis is very rare. We encountered a patient who had severe heart failure due to constrictive pericarditis, 23 years after the implantation of epicardial ICD patches...
August 7, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049549/transapical-cardioscopic-mitral-annuloplasty-a-short-term-survival-study-in-a-porcine-model
#20
Thang Duc Vu, Min Zin Oo, Duc-Viet Nguyen, Ervin Marquez Ocampo, Yilin Ong, Suganya Cheyyatraivendran-Arularasu, Lian-Kah Ti, Mark A Richards, Theo Kofidis
OBJECTIVES: The transapical approach provides concurrent surgical access to the mitral and the aortic valves, the root of the aorta and the left atrium. We previously showed the feasibility of transapical cardioscopic (TAC) surgery in a non-survival porcine model. However, reproducibility and feasibility of ring implantation using TAC have not been reported. Therefore, in this study, we hypothesized that implantation of a mitral annuloplasty ring can be feasibly and safely carried out endoscopically via the apex of the heart...
August 30, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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