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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935460/myocardial-fibrosis-detected-by-magnetic-resonance-in-systemic-sclerosis-patients-relationship-with-biochemical-and-echocardiography-parameters
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Milan Hromádka, Jitka Seidlerová, David Suchý, Daniel Rajdl, Jan Lhotský, Jaroslav Ludvík, Richard Rokyta, Jan Baxa
OBJECTIVES: Systemic scleroderma (SSc) is a rare connective tissue disease presenting with fibrosis affecting skin and internal organs. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) with quantification of extracellular volume (ECV) and T1 mapping might help to detect heart involvement. We aimed to evaluate whether myocardial involvement correlates with functional and laboratory parameters. METHODS: Thirty-three asymptomatic SSc patients (29 women, aged 56.6±12.2years) and 20 controls (10 women, 53...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931529/electrocardiographic-strain-pattern-is-associated-with-left-ventricular-concentric-remodeling-scar-and-mortality-over-10%C3%A2-years-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Yuko Y Inoue, Elsayed Z Soliman, Kihei Yoneyama, Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, Colin O Wu, Rodney Sparapani, David A Bluemke, João A C Lima, Hiroshi Ashikaga
BACKGROUND: Both ECG strain pattern and QRS measured left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy criteria are associated with LV hypertrophy and have been used for risk stratification. However, the independent predictive value of ECG strain in apparently healthy individuals in predicting mortality and adverse cardiovascular events is unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis) is a multicenter, prospective cohort of 6441 participants (mean age, 62 years; 54% women)...
September 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929529/correlation-between-myocardial-deformation-on-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-and-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing
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Mei Li, Yaran Lu, Cui Fang, Xiaorong Zhang
PURPOSE: Heart failure (HF) is a multifactorial entity that combines derangements in both systolic and diastolic function. The relationship between systolic and diastolic function and exercise capacity is not fully understood. We sought to determine the mechanisms linking cardiac function and exercise tolerance in patients with HF. METHODS: One hundred fifty-six subjects with different cardiac function levels were included in the study. Subjects' 2D echocardiographic, 3D speckle tracking echocardiographic, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) data were collected...
September 19, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929382/serial-assessment-of-left-ventricular-morphology-and-function-in-a-rodent-model-of-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
#4
Vesselina Ferferieva, Nicholas D'Elia, Brecht Heyde, Petr Otahal, Frank Rademakers, Jan D'hooge
Left ventricular remodelling (LVr) occurs post myocardial infarction (MI), predisposing people to heart failure (HF). LV mechanics and morphology are important in this process. We hence sort to characterize LV mechanics and geometry in a post-MI rodent model. Thirty-two male Sprague-Dawley rats (150-200 g) sustained MI (n = 24) or sham (Sham; n = 8) surgery. In another six sham rats invasive blood pressure measurements were performed. Ultrasound imaging was done at baseline, and 1, 3, 7, 14, 30 and 60 days following surgery, and LV mechanics and morphology assessed...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928716/cushing-s-disease-subclinical-left-ventricular-systolic-and-diastolic-dysfunction-revealed-by-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-and-tissue-doppler-imaging
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Beata Uzie Bło-Życzkowska, Paweł Krzesinński, Przemysław Witek, Grzegorz Zielinński, Agnieszka Jurek, Grzegorz Gielerak, Andrzej Skrobowski
OBJECTIVE: Novel echocardiographic techniques, such as speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) and tissue Doppler imaging, are sensitive tools for assessing left ventricular (LV) performance. LV global longitudinal strain (GLS), assessed by STE, is a sensitive marker of myocardial systolic function. Cardiovascular complications in patients with Cushing's disease (CD) determine a higher mortality than that in an age- and gender-matched population. Cardiac systolic dysfunction may be detected in early stages by STE...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927959/layer-specific-deformation-of-the-left-ventricle-in-uncomplicated-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-arterial-hypertension
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Marijana Tadic, Cesare Cuspidi, Vladan Vukomanovic, Sanja Ilic, Philippe Obert, Vesna Kocijancic, Vera Celic
BACKGROUND: Detailed analysis of layer-specific mechanical changes in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) might improve insight into left ventricular (LV) remodelling and diabetic cardiomyopathy. AIM: We sought to investigate layer-specific LV deformation in patients with DM, with and without hypertension. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 146 subjects (44 controls; 48 patients with DM; 54 patients with DM and hypertension) who underwent complete examination by two-dimensional echocardiography (2DE), including multilayer strain analysis...
September 15, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927558/acute-leukemia-is-associated-with-cardiac-alterations-before-chemotherapy
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Bruna Morhy Borges Leal Assuncao, Mark D Handschumacher, Andrew M Brunner, Evin Yucel, Philipp E Bartko, Kai-Hung Cheng, Orlando Campos, Amir T Fathi, Timothy C Tan, Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie
BACKGROUND: Patients with acute leukemia (AL) have a higher rate of congestive heart failure than patients with other cancers. AL may predispose to cardiac dysfunction before chemotherapy because of high cytokine release or direct leukemic myocardial infiltration. The aims of this study were to evaluate whether AL is associated with abnormalities of myocardial structure and function before chemotherapy and to identify possible risk factors associated with these myocardial changes. METHODS: Using an echocardiographic database, 76 patients with AL and 76 patients without cancer matched for age, gender, hypertension, and the presence of diabetes were retrospectively selected...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924119/triphasic-mitral-inflow-pattern-in-a-patient-with-congenital-absence-of-the-pericardium
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Masanobu Ishii, Ikuo Misumi, Tsuyoshi Honda, Taiyo Komatsu
A healthy 19-year-old man was referred to our hospital due to an elongated left heart border on chest radiograph. Transthoracic echocardiography showed a posteriorly deviated left ventricular apex, increased right ventricular dimension, and hypokinesis of the interventricular septum. Pulsed Doppler echocardiogram revealed a triphasic mitral inflow pattern. Myocardial longitudinal strain rate imaging revealed that the early diastolic strain rate abruptly decreased to a negative value and then became positive at the left ventricular apex...
September 15, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917690/apical-to-base-gradient-of-technetium-99m-pyrophosphate-myocardial-counts-in-cardiac-amyloidosis-an-insight-into-the-mechanism-of-myocardial-strain-gradient-or-merely-clouds-that-mimic-land-before-the-sailor-s-eye
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EDITORIAL
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917675/regional-variation-in-technetium-pyrophosphate-uptake-in-transthyretin-cardiac-amyloidosis-and-impact-on%C3%A2-mortality
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Brett W Sperry, Michael N Vranian, Albree Tower-Rader, Rory Hachamovitch, Mazen Hanna, Richard Brunken, Dermot Phelan, Manuel D Cerqueira, Wael A Jaber
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate the regional uptake of technetium 99m-pyrophosphate (TcPYP) in transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis (ATTR) and its association with mortality. BACKGROUND: TcPYP nuclear scintigraphy is a diagnostic and prognostic tool in ATTR. Echocardiography has identified a pattern of regional variation in longitudinal strain (LS) with a gradient of improved strain from base to apex in ATTR. METHODS: Consecutive patients with ATTR were evaluated who underwent TcPYP nuclear scintigraphy with planar and attenuation corrected single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)...
September 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912359/left-ventricular-strain-rate-is-reduced-during-voluntary-apnea-in-healthy-humans
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Joshua R Smith, Shelbi L Sutterfield, Dryden R Baumfalk, Kaylin D Didier, Shane M Hammer, Jacob Troy Caldwell, Carl J Ade
During an apneic event, sympathetic nerve activity increases resulting in subsequent increases in left ventricular afterload and myocardial work. It is unknown how cardiac mechanics are acutely impacted by the increased myocardial work during an apneic event. 10 healthy individuals (23 ± 3 yrs) performed multiple voluntary end-expiratory apnea (VEEA) maneuvers exposed to room air, while a subset (n=7) completed multiple VEEA exposed to hyperoxic air (100% FiO2). Beat-by-beat blood pressure, heart rate and stroke volume were measured continuously...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910586/global-and-regional-cardiac-function-in-lifelong-endurance-athletes-with-and-without-myocardial-fibrosis
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Thijs M H Eijsvogels, David L Oxborough, Rory O'Hanlon, Sanjay Sharma, Sanjay Prasad, Greg Whyte, Keith P George, Mathew G Wilson
The aim of the present study was to compare cardiac structure as well as global and regional cardiac function in athletes with and without myocardial fibrosis (MF). Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging with late gadolinium enhancement was used to detect MF and global cardiac structure in nine lifelong veteran endurance athletes (58 ± 5 years, 43 ± 5 years of training). Transthoracic echocardiography using tissue-Doppler and myocardial strain imaging assessed global and regional (18 segments) longitudinal left ventricular function...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905174/mathematical-development-and-computational-analysis-of-harmonic-phase-magnetic-resonance-imaging-harp-mri-based-on-bloch-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-nmr-diffusion-model-for-myocardial-motion
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Michael O Dada, Babatunde Jayeoba, Bamidele O Awojoyogbe, Uno E Uno, Oluseyi E Awe
Harmonic Phase-Magnetic Resonance Imaging (HARP-MRI) is a tagged image analysis method that can measure myocardial motion and strain in near real-time and is considered a potential candidate to make magnetic resonance tagging clinically viable. However, analytical expressions of radially tagged transverse magnetization in polar coordinates (which is required to appropriately describe the shape of the heart) have not been explored because the physics required to directly connect myocardial deformation of tagged Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) transverse magnetization in polar geometry and the appropriate harmonic phase parameters are not yet available...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902663/aldosterone-induces-left-ventricular-subclinical-systolic-dysfunction-a-strain-imaging-study
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Zheng-Wei Chen, Kuan-Chih Huang, Jen-Kuang Lee, Lung-Chun Lin, Ching-Way Chen, Yi-Yao Chang, Che-Wei Liao, Vin-Cent Wu, Chi-Shen Hung, Yen-Hung Lin
BACKGROUND: Primary aldosteronism is associated with a higher incidence of left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy and diastolic dysfunction than essential hypertension. However, systolic function via endocardial measurements is similar between patients with primary aldosteronism and essential hypertension. Speckle-tracking echocardiography is a sensitive tool which can detect subclinical impairments in systolic function. The aim of this study was to investigate aldosterone-induced subclinical impairments in systolic function...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899951/lowering-interleukin-12-activity-improves-myocardial-and-vascular-function-compared-with-tumor-necrosis-factor-a-antagonism-or-cyclosporine-in-psoriasis
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Ignatios Ikonomidis, Evangelia Papadavid, George Makavos, Ioanna Andreadou, Maria Varoudi, Kostas Gravanis, Kostas Theodoropoulos, George Pavlidis, Helen Triantafyllidi, Paraskevi Moutsatsou, Christina Panagiotou, John Parissis, Efstathios Iliodromitis, John Lekakis, Dimitrios Rigopoulos
BACKGROUND: Interleukin (IL)-12 activity is involved in the pathogenesis of psoriasis and acute coronary syndromes. We investigated the effects of IL-12 inhibition on vascular and left ventricular (LV) function in psoriasis. METHODS AND RESULTS: One hundred fifty psoriasis patients were randomized to receive an anti-IL-12/23 (ustekinumab, n=50), anti-tumor necrosis factor-a (TNF-α; etanercept, n=50), or cyclosporine treatment (n=50). At baseline and 4 months post-treatment, we measured (1) LV global longitudinal strain, twisting, and percent difference between peak twisting and untwisting at mitral valve opening (%untwMVO) using speckle-tracking echocardiography, (2) coronary flow reserve, (3) pulse wave velocity and augmentation index, (4) circulating NT-proBNP (N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide), TNF-α, IL-6, IL-12, IL-17, malondialdehyde, and fetuin-a...
September 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899895/biomechanical-and-hemodynamic-measures-of-right-ventricular-diastolic-function-translating-tissue-biomechanics-to-clinical-relevance
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Sae Jang, Rebecca R Vanderpool, Reza Avazmohammadi, Eugene Lapshin, Timothy N Bachman, Michael Sacks, Marc A Simon
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular (RV) diastolic function has been associated with outcomes for patients with pulmonary hypertension; however, the relationship between biomechanics and hemodynamics in the right ventricle has not been studied. METHODS AND RESULTS: Rat models of RV pressure overload were obtained via pulmonary artery banding (PAB; control, n=7; PAB, n=5). At 3 weeks after banding, RV hemodynamics were measured using a conductance catheter. Biaxial mechanical properties of the RV free wall myocardium were obtained to extrapolate longitudinal and circumferential elastic modulus in low and high strain regions (E1 and E2, respectively)...
September 12, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895173/cardiac-changes-in-moderately-malnourished-children-and-their-correlations-with-anthropometric-and-electrolyte-changes
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Osama El Razaky, Ahmed Naeem, Amr Donia, Doaa El Amrousy, Noha Elfeky
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate electrocardiographic and echocardiographic changes in moderately malnourished children and to correlate them with both anthropometric and electrolyte changes. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Sixty moderately malnourished children were taken as patient group, and 60 healthy children of matched age and sex were taken as control group. Weight, height, body mass index (BMI), serum albumin, and electrolytes were measured for all children. Electrocardiographic evaluation for calculated QT (QTc) and QT dispersion (QTd) was performed...
September 12, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894923/differences-in-myocardial-strain-between-pectus-excavatum-patients-and-healthy-subjects-assessed-by-cardiac-mri-a-pilot-study
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André Lollert, Tilman Emrich, Jakob Eichstädt, Christoph Kampmann, Tariq Abu-Tair, Salmai Turial, Christoph Düber, Karl-Friedrich Kreitner, Gundula Staatz
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate differences in myocardial strain between pectus excavatum (PE) patients and healthy subjects (HS) assessed by cardiac MRI using the feature-tracking algorithm. METHODS: Cardiac MRI was performed in 14 PE patients and 14 HS (9:5 male to female in each group; age 11-30 years) using a 3T scanner. Post-examination analysis included manual biventricular contouring with volumetry and ejection fraction measurement by two independent radiologists...
September 11, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890913/markers-of-cardiovascular-dysfunction-in-adolescents-with-anorexia-nervosa
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Reshmi Morris, Aparna Prasad, Joseph Asaro, Marla Guzman, Leslie Sanders, Amanda Hauck, Gautam K Singh, Philip T Levy
Background. Cardiovascular complications contribute to the high morbidity and mortality rate among children with anorexia nervosa (AN). Advances in cardiac imaging permit a more comprehensive assessment of myocardial performance in children that could not be previously obtained with conventional imaging. Myocardial strain analysis is an emerging quantitative echocardiographic technique to characterize global and regional ventricular function in children. Objective. To assess global and regional left ventricular (LV0 function in children newly diagnosed with AN with conventional and quantitative 2-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiographic (2DSTE)-derived strain imaging...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889326/myocardial-contractile-patterns-predict-future-cardiac-events-in-sarcoidosis
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Jian Chen, Juan Lei, Ernest Scalzetti, Mary McGrath, David Feiglin, Robert Voelker, Jingfeng Wang, Michael C Iannuzzi, Kan Liu
The poor prognosis of cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) underscores the need for risk stratification. We evaluated 84 consecutive sarcoidosis patients who were referred for echocardiographic studies for cardiac symptoms or abnormal electrocardiograms. In 54 patients without previous diagnosis of CS or other known structural heart disease, 13 reached endpoints during (median) 24 months follow up. Significantly impaired peak systolic longitudinal strain in their original echocardiograms were identified in 13 of 17 left ventricular segments, clustering in the free wall, interventricular septum and apex...
September 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
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