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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774440/in-vivo-estimation-of-elastic-heterogeneity-in-an-infarcted-human-heart
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Gabriel Balaban, Henrik Finsberg, Simon Funke, Trine F Håland, Einar Hopp, Joakim Sundnes, Samuel Wall, Marie E Rognes
In myocardial infarction, muscle tissue of the heart is damaged as a result of ceased or severely impaired blood flow. Survivors have an increased risk of further complications, possibly leading to heart failure. Material properties play an important role in determining post-infarction outcome. Due to spatial variation in scarring, material properties can be expected to vary throughout the tissue of a heart after an infarction. In this study we propose a data assimilation technique that can efficiently estimate heterogeneous elastic material properties in a personalized model of cardiac mechanics...
May 17, 2018: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773243/impact-of-diabetes-and-increasing-body-mass-index-category-on-left-ventricular-systolic-and-diastolic-function
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Arnold C T Ng, Francesca Prevedello, Giulia Dolci, Cornelis J Roos, Roxana Djaberi, Matteo Bertini, See Hooi Ewe, Christine Allman, Dominic Y Leung, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax
BACKGROUND: Diabetes and obesity are both worldwide growing epidemics, and both are independently associated with increased risk for heart failure and death. The aim of this study was to examine the additive detrimental effect of both diabetes and increasing body mass index (BMI) category on left ventricular (LV) myocardial systolic and diastolic function. METHODS: The present retrospective multicenter study included 653 patients (337 with type 2 diabetes and 316 without diabetes) of increasing BMI category...
May 15, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770913/diagnostic-value-of-myocardial-deformation-pattern-in-children-with-noncompaction-cardiomyopathy
#3
Putri Yubbu, Hythem M Nawaytou, Renzo Calderon-Anyosa, Anirban Banerjee
The current echocardiographic diagnostic criteria for noncompaction cardiomyopathy (NCC) have variable sensitivity and low specificity. Moreover, there are limited data on the use of myocardial deformation imaging for early detection of myocardial dysfunction in children with NCC. We describe left ventricular (LV) deformation patterns in children with NCC, with the goal of identifying a potential diagnostic pattern. We prospectively enrolled 30 children with NCC (47% male; mean age 7.2 years) and 30 age- and gender-matched controls...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770745/2706-km-cycling-in-two-weeks-effects-on-cardiac-function-in-six-elderly-male-athletes
#4
Thomas Morville, Mads Rosenkilde, Nick Mattsson, Flemming Dela, Jørn W Helge, Hanne K Rasmusen
INTRODUCTION: Physiological effects of exercise on trained and untrained individuals have been studied extensively. Typically, young or middle-aged individuals are examined before and after short periods of vigorous exertion. METHODS: We studied six elderly male athletes (61±8 years (mean ± SD); baseline VO2 max 48±5 ml·kg-1 · min-1 ) with focus on cardiac function and biomarkers following 14 consecutive days of moderate intensity exercise. Cardiac dimensions, function, biomarkers, and other measures of cardiovascular health were examined at baseline and 2 and 28 h after the last day of cycling a total of 2706 km...
May 17, 2018: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766272/blood-pressure-is-normal-but-is-the-heart
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Serkan Fazlı Çelik, Cemşit Karakurt, Yılmaz Tabel, Taner Elmas, Saim Yoloğlu
BACKGROUND: There is no detailed strain analysis of cardiac functions in treated hypertensive pediatric patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cardio-protective effects of different drug classes in treated pediatric hypertensive patients. METHODS: Sixty non-obese-treated hypertensive patients with preserved left ventricular (LV) systolic function and 45 age-, sex-, and body mass index-matched healthy subjects underwent clinical evaluation, including 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, standard echocardiographic examination, tissue Doppler imaging, and two-dimensional Speckle Tracking Echocardiography...
May 15, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756685/evaluation-of-right-ventricular-myocardial-strains-by-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-after-percutaneous-device-closure-of-atrial-septal-defects-in-children
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Qiuqin Xu, Ling Sun, Wanping Zhou, Yunjia Tang, Yueyue Ding, Jie Huang, Hui Wang, Cui Hou, Haitao Lv
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to clarify the influence of the ASD closure by occluder device on right ventricular acute and long-term changes in longitudinal systolic strains, by evaluating right ventricular wall deformation in children using speckle tracking echocardiography (STE). METHODS AND MATERIALS: We enrolled 30 children with ASDs and 40 controls in our study. The Amplatzer atrial defect occluder was used to close the ASDs. Transthoracic echocardiographic examinations were performed at 3 points in time: the day before closure, 1 day after closure, and 3 months after closure...
May 14, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756381/myocardial-multilayer-strain-does-not-provide-additional-value-for-detection-of-myocardial-viability-assessed-by-spect-imaging-over-and-beyond-standard-strain
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Elisabeth Orloff, Pauline Fournier, Frédéric Bouisset, Thomas Moine, Maxime Cournot, Meyer Elbaz, Didier Carrié, Michel Galinier, Olivier Lairez, Thomas Cognet
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the value of multilayer strain analysis to the assessment of myocardial viability (MV) through the comparison of both speckle tracking echocardiography and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging. We also intended to determine which segmental longitudinal strain (LS) cutoff value would be optimal to discriminate viable myocardium. METHODS: We included 47 patients (average age: 61 ± 11 years) referred to our cardiac imaging center for MV evaluation...
May 14, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754921/global-longitudinal-strain-corrected-by-rr-interval-is-a-superior-echocardiographic-predictor-of-outcome-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Maria Dons, Jan Skov Jensen, Flemming Javier Olsen, Martina Chantal de Knegt, Thomas Fritz-Hansen, Ali Vazir, Tor Biering-Sørensen
BACKGROUND: Echocardiographic assessment of systolic and diastolic function during atrial fibrillation (AF) is challenging. This study evaluates the prognostic value of strain in patients with AF and suggests a novel approach on how to take into account the varying heart cycle lengths in AF. METHODS: Echocardiograms from 204 patients with AF during examination were analyzed offline. Patients with known heart failure (HF) were excluded. Peak global longitudinal strain (GLS) was averaged from 18 myocardial segments...
July 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753686/pharmacological-inhibition-of-the-mitochondrial-nadph-oxidase-4-pkc%C3%AE-gal-3-pathway-reduces-left-ventricular-fibrosis-following-myocardial-infarction
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Maria Del Carmen Asensio-Lopez, Antonio Lax Perez, Maria Josefa Fernandez Del Palacio, Yassine Sassi, Roger J Hajjar, Domingo A Pascual-Figal
Although the initial reparative fibrosis after myocardial infarction (MI) is crucial for preventing rupture of the ventricular wall, an exaggerated fibrotic response and reactive fibrosis outside the injured area are detrimental. Although metformin prevents adverse cardiac remodeling, as well as provides glycemic control, the underlying mechanisms remain poorly documented. This study describes the effect of mitochondrial NADPH oxidase 4 (mitoNox) and protein kinase C-alpha (PKCα) on the cardiac fibrosis and galectin 3 (Gal-3) expression...
April 23, 2018: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752392/independent-prognostic-value-of-stroke-volume-index-in-patients-with-immunoglobulin-light-chain-amyloidosis
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BACKGROUND: Heart involvement is the most important prognostic determinant in AL amyloidosis patients. Echocardiography is a cornerstone for the diagnosis and provides important prognostic information. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 754 patients with AL amyloidosis who underwent echocardiographic assessment at the Mayo Clinic, including a Doppler-derived measurement of stroke volume (SV) within 30 days of their diagnosis to explore the prognostic role of echocardiographic variables in the context of a well-established soluble cardiac biomarker staging system...
May 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752009/effects-of-omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-on-fibrosis-endothelial-function-and-myocardial-performance-in-ischemic-heart-failure-patients
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Evangelos Oikonomou, Georgia Vogiatzi, Dimitrios Karlis, Gerasimos Siasos, Christina Chrysohoou, Theodoros Zografos, George Lazaros, Sotirios Tsalamandris, Konstantinos Mourouzis, Georgios Georgiopoulos, Marina Toutouza, Dimitris Tousoulis
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may affect the cardiovascular system with a multiplicity of mechanisms. We assessed the effects of omega-3 PUFAs supplements on inflammation, fibrosis, left ventricle performance and endothelial function of ischemic heart failure (HF) patients. METHODS: In this double-blind, placebo controlled, cross-over trial we enrolled 31 patients with ischemic HF, followed by a 6-week wash-out period. Omega-3 PUFAs (2 g daily, 8 weeks) were administered PO in the intervention arm...
May 3, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748699/longitudinal-deformation-of-the-right-ventricle-in-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-a-comparative-study-of-2d-feature-tracking-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-2d-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Mona Salehi Ravesh, Carsten Rickers, Finn Jonathan Bannert, David Hautemann, Abdullah Al Bulushi, Dominik Daniel Gabbert, Philip Wegner, Eva Kis, Jan Hinnerk Hansen, Michaeal Jerosch-Herold, H-H Kramer, Jana Logoteta
In hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), long-term outcome is closely related to right ventricular function. Echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are routinely used for functional assessment. MRI 2D-tissue feature tracking (2D-FT) allows quantification of myocardial deformation but has not yet been applied to HLHS patients. We sought to investigate the feasibility of this technique and to compare the results to 2D-speckle tracking echocardiography (2D-STE). In routine MRI 2D anatomical four chamber view, cine images were recorded in 55 HLHS patients (median age 4...
May 10, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747850/imaging-right-left-ventricular-interactions
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Mark K Friedberg
The impact of one ventricle on the adjacent ventricle plays a key role in cardiac function. Ventricular-ventricular interactions are based on the arrangement in-series of the circulation and common pericardium, interventricular septum, and myocardial tracts. Imaging, in particular echocardiography, plays a central role in characterizing these interactions through geometric indices, septal configuration and motion, Doppler flow, timing of events in the ventricles and alterations in strain, remodeling, and diastolic filling with altered loading of the contralateral ventricle...
May 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739317/novel-functional-advanced-echocardiography-for-the-assessment-of-myocardial-mechanics-in-children-with-neurocardiogenic-syncope-a-blinded-prospective-speckle-tracking-head-up-tilt-table-challenge-study
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Kai O Hensel, Markus Roskopf, Francisca Abellan Schneyder, Andreas Heusch
BACKGROUND: Data on left ventricular (LV) function in patients with neurocardiogenic syncope (NS) is conflicting in adults and lacking in children. The aim of this study was to analyze LV myocardial performance in children with NS at rest and during head-up tilt-table (HUTT) testing. METHODS: This is the first study to combine HUTT and speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) in children with NS. 43 consecutive normotensive pediatric patients with NS (mean age 13...
May 8, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734491/oxygenation-sensitive-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-in-hypertensive-heart-disease-with-left-ventricular-myocardial-hypertrophy-and-non-left-ventricular-myocardial-hypertrophy-insight-from-altered-mechanics-and-cardiac-bold-imaging
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Bing-Hua Chen, Rui Wu, Dong-Aolei An, Ruo-Yang Shi, Qiu-Ying Yao, Qing Lu, Jiani Hu, Meng Jiang, James Deen, Ankush Chandra, Jian-Rong Xu, Lian-Ming Wu
BACKGROUND: BOLD (blood oxygen level dependent) MRI can detect regional condition of myocardial oxygen supply and demand by means of paramagnetic properties. PURPOSE: Noninvasive assessment of myocardial oxygenation by BOLD MRI in hypertensive patients with hypertension (HTN) left ventricular myocardial hypertrophy (LVMH) and HTN non-LVMH and its correlation with myocardial mechanics were performed. STUDY TYPE: Prospective. POPULATION: Twenty patients with HTN LVMH, 21 patients with HTN non-LVMH, and 23 normotensive controls were enrolled...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733684/mri-feature-tracking-strain-is-prognostic-for-all-cause-mortality-in-al-amyloidosis
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Jeffery E Illman, Shivaram P Arunachalam, Arvin Arani, Ian Cheng-Yi Chang, James F Glockner, Angela Dispenzieri, Martha Grogan, Philip A Araoz
OBJECTIVES: Cardiac involvement is a major determinate of mortality in light chain (AL) amyloidosis. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) feature tracking (FT) strain is a new method for measuring myocardial strain. This study retrospectively evaluated the association of MRI FT strain with all-cause mortality in AL amyloidosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-six patients with newly diagnosed AL amyloidosis underwent cardiac MRI. 75 had images suitable for MRI FT strain analysis...
May 7, 2018: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733526/the-importance-of-qualitative-and-quantitative-regional-wall-motion-abnormality-assessment-at-rest-in-pediatric-coronary-allograft-vasculopathy
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Nathalie Dedieu, Miguel Silva Vieira, Matthew Fenton, James Wong, Rene Botnar, Michael Burch, Gerald Greil, Tarique Hussain
CAV remains one of the main limiting factors for survival in children after heart transplantation. In this study, we explored the incremental value of routine CMR for evaluation and detection of CAV using qualitative and quantitative analysis of regional and global myocardial function and strain. This was a prospective imaging biomarker validation trial. Twenty-two patients (11 male), aged between 10 and 17 years (median 14 years) post-heart transplantation, were prospectively enrolled and underwent CMR in addition to their biennial review workup with Echo, angiography, and IVUS...
May 7, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733276/high-frame-rate-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
#18
Philippe Joos, Jonathan Poree, Herve Liebgott, Didier Vray, Mathilde Baudet, Julia Faurie, Francois Tournoux, Guy Cloutier, Barbara Nicolas, Damien Garcia
Conventional echocardiography is the leading modality for noninvasive cardiac imaging. It has been recently illustrated that high-frame-rate echocardiography using diverging waves could improve cardiac assessment. The spatial resolution and contrast associated with this method are commonly improved by coherent compounding of steered beams. However, owing to fast tissue velocities in the myocardium, the summation process of successive diverging waves can lead to destructive interferences if motion compensation (MoCo) is not considered...
May 2018: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732984/knockout-of-trpv1-exacerbates-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-induced-by-a-high-fat-diet-in-mice
#19
Beihua Zhong, Jack Rubinstein, Shuangtao Ma, Donna H Wang
BACKGROUND: Transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) channels in sensory nerves have anti-oxidative properties and counteract obesity and diabetes that are associated with diastolic dysfunction with preserved ejection fraction. We tested the hypothesis that TRPV1 knockout exacerbates high-fat diet (HFD)-induced glucose intolerance and diastolic dysfunction. METHOD: Trpv1-/- and wild-type (WT) mice were fed chow diet or HFD for 20 weeks. Then, we performed the intraperitoneal glucose tolerance test, measured the heart function through transthoracic echocardiography and Langendorff heart perfusion system, analyzed cardiac histology, and measured the myocardial superoxide production and the expression of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidases...
May 3, 2018: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731506/future-perspectives-for-management-of-stage-a-heart-failure
#20
Hidekazu Tanaka
Patients with Stage A heart failure (HF) show no HF symptoms but have related comorbid diseases with a high risk of progressing to HF. Screening for comorbid diseases warrants closer attention because of the growing interest in addressing Stage A HF as the best means of preventing eventual progression to overt HF such as Stages C and D. The identification of individuals of Stage A HF is potentially useful for the implementation of HF-prevention strategies; however, not all Stage A HF patients develop left ventricular (LV) structural heart disease or symptomatic HF, which lead to advanced HF stages...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
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