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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321822/pursuing-meaningful-end-points-for-stem-cell-therapy-assessment-in-ischemic-cardiac-disease
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REVIEW
Maria Dorobantu, Nicoleta-Monica Popa-Fotea, Mihaela Popa, Iulia Rusu, Miruna Mihaela Micheu
Despite optimal interventional and medical therapy, ischemic heart disease is still an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although not included in standard of care rehabilitation, stem cell therapy (SCT) could be a solution for prompting cardiac regeneration. Multiple studies have been published from the beginning of SCT until now, but overall no unanimous conclusion could be drawn in part due to the lack of appropriate end-points. In order to appreciate the impact of SCT, multiple markers from different categories should be considered: Structural, biological, functional, physiological, but also major adverse cardiac events or quality of life...
December 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313213/effects-of-hyperaemia-on-left-ventricular-longitudinal-strain-in-patients-with-suspected-coronary-artery-disease-a%C3%A2-first-pass-stress-perfusion-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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P Garg, R Aziz, T Al Musa, D P Ripley, P Haaf, J R J Foley, P P Swoboda, G J Fent, L E Dobson, J P Greenwood, S Plein
AIMS: Myocardial perfusion imaging during hyperaemic stress is commonly used to detect coronary artery disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between left ventricular global longitudinal strain (GLS), strain rate (GLSR), myocardial early (E') and late diastolic velocities (A') with adenosine stress first-pass perfusion cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging. METHODS AND RESULTS: 44 patients met the inclusion criteria and underwent CMR imaging...
January 8, 2018: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312752/adult-echocardiographic-nomograms-overview-critical-review-and-creation-of-a-software-for-automatic-fast-and-easy-calculation-of-normal-values
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REVIEW
Massimiliano Cantinotti, Raffaele Giordano, Marco Paterni, Daniel Saura, Marco Scalese, Eliana Franchi, Nadia Assanta, Martin Koestenberg, Raluca Dulgheru, Tadafumi Sugimoto, Anne Bernard, Luis Caballero, Patrizio Lancellotti
There is a crescent interest on normal adult echocardiographic values and the introduction of new deformation imaging and 3D parameters pose the issue of normative data. A multitude of nomograms has been recently published, however data are often fragmentary, difficult to find, and their strengths/limitations have been never evaluated. AIMS: (I) to provide a review of current echocardiographic nomograms; (II) to generate a tool for easy and fast access to these data. A literature search was conducted accessing the National Library of Medicine using the keywords: 2D/3D echocardiography, strain, left/right ventricle, atrial, mitral/tricuspid valve, aorta, reference values/nomograms/normal values...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310645/effects-of-6-month-treatment-with-the-glucagon-like-peptide-1-analogue-liraglutide-on-arterial-stiffness-left-ventricular-myocardial-deformation-and-oxidative-stress-in-subjects-with-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes
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Vaia Lambadiari, George Pavlidis, Foteini Kousathana, Maria Varoudi, Dimitrios Vlastos, Eirini Maratou, Dimitrios Georgiou, Ioanna Andreadou, John Parissis, Helen Triantafyllidi, John Lekakis, Efstathios Iliodromitis, George Dimitriadis, Ignatios Ikonomidis
BACKGROUND: Incretin-based therapies are used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and obesity. We investigated the changes in arterial stiffness and left ventricular (LV) myocardial deformation after 6-month treatment with the GLP-1 analogue liraglutide in subjects with newly diagnosed T2DM. METHODS: We randomized 60 patients with newly diagnosed and treatment-naive T2DM to receive either liraglutide (n = 30) or metformin (n = 30) for 6 months...
January 8, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306590/new-definition-criteria-of-myocardial-dysfunction-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-a-speckle-tracking-and-tissue-doppler-imaging-study
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Roxana Cristina Rimbaş, Sorina Mihăilă Baldea, Ruxandra Drăgoi Galrinho Antunes Guerra, Simona Ionela Visoiu, Mihai Rimbaş, Corina Silvia Pop, Dragoş Vinereanu
There are no clear recommendations regarding cirrhotic cardiomyopathy (CC) evaluation in patients with pre-transplant liver cirrhosis. The roles of new methods, tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) and speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) in the diagnosis and prognosis of cirrhotic cardiomyopathy remain controversial. We investigated the utility of TDI/STE parameters in cirrhotic cardiomyopathy diagnosis and also in predicting mortality in patients with liver cirrhosis. Left/right ventricular function was studied using conventional TDI (velocities) and STE (strain/strain rate)...
January 3, 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306544/altered-left-ventricular-geometry-and-torsional-mechanics-in-high-altitude-induced-pulmonary-hypertension-a-three-dimensional-echocardiographic-study
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Bart W De Boeck, Aurel Toma, Stephanie Kiencke, Christoph Dehnert, Stefanie Zügel, Christoph Siebenmann, Katja Auinger, Peter T Buser, Marco Maggiorini, Beat A Kaufmann
BACKGROUND: Changes in left ventricular (LV) torsion have been related to LV geometry in patients with concomitant long-standing myocardial disease or pulmonary hypertension (PH). We evaluated the effect of acute high altitude-induced isolated PH on LV geometry, volumes, systolic function, and torsional mechanics. METHODS: Twenty-three volunteers were prospectively studied at low altitude and after the second (D3) and third night (D4) at high altitude (4,559 m)...
January 3, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306461/assessment-of-left-ventricular-myocardial-deformation-by-cardiac-mri-strain-imaging-reveals-myocardial-dysfunction-in-patients-with-primary-cardiac-tumors
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Jing Chen, Zhi-Gang Yang, Hua-Yan Xu, Ke Shi, Ying-Kun Guo
BACKGROUND: To assess left ventricular myocardial deformation in patients with primary cardiac tumors. METHODS: MRI was retrospectively performed in 61 patients, including 31 patients with primary cardiac tumors and 30 matched normal controls. Left ventricular strain and function parameters were then assessed by MRI-tissue tracking. Differences between the tumor group and controls, left and right heart tumor groups, left ventricular wall tumor and non-left ventricular wall tumor groups, and tumors with and without LV enlargement groups were assessed...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305036/right-ventricular-structure-and-function-in-the-veteran-ultramarathon-runner-is-there-evidence-for-chronic-maladaptation
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Oliver Rothwell, Keith George, John Somauroo, Rachel Lord, Mike Stembridge, Rob Shave, Martin D Hoffman, Mathew Wilson, Euan Ashley, Francois Haddad, Thijs M H Eijsvogels, David Oxborough
BACKGROUND: It has been proposed that chronic exposure to prolonged strenuous exercise may result in maladaptation of the right ventricle (RV). The of this study aim was to establish RV structure and function, including septal insertion points, using conventional echocardiography and myocardial strain (ε) imaging in a veteran population of ultramarathon runners (UR) and age- and sex-matched controls. METHODS: A retrospective study design provided 40 UR (>35 years old; mean ± SD training experience, 18 ± 12 years) and 24 sedentary controls who had previously undergone conventional two-dimensional, tissue Doppler and speckle-tracking echocardiography to measure RV size and function...
January 3, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301529/increased-myocardial-extracellular-volume-assessed-by-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-t1-mapping-and-its-determinants-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients-with-normal-myocardial-systolic-strain
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Yukun Cao, Wenjuan Zeng, Yue Cui, Xiangchuang Kong, Miao Wang, Jie Yu, Shan Zhang, Jing Song, Xu Yan, Andreas Greiser, Heshui Shi
BACKGROUND: Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) T1 mapping and tissue-tracking strain analysis are useful quantitative techniques that can characterize myocardial tissue and mechanical alterations, respectively, in patients with early diabetic cardiomyopathy. The purpose of this study was to assess the left ventricular myocardial T1 value, extracellular volume fraction (ECV), and systolic strain in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and their underlying relationships with clinical parameters...
January 4, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300855/left-ventricular-function-and-contractile-reserve-in-patients-with-hypertension
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Matle J Fung, Liza Thomas, Dominic Y Leung
Aims: An impaired contractile reserve (CR) may be an early manifestation of left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction in hypertensive patients. Using normotensive patients as controls, we examined LV CR and its correlates in hypertensive patients. Methods and results: One hundred and twenty-nine (68 men, aged 58.6 ± 9.5 years, 73 had hypertension) patients underwent dobutamine echocardiography. Patients with significant coronary or valvular disease, previous myocardial infarction or revascularization, and diabetes were excluded...
January 2, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290033/effects-of-obesity-and-metabolic-syndrome-on-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-pediatric-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-longitudinal-study
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Kristen Sgambat, Sarah Clauss, K Y Lei, Juizhou Song, Shaik O Rahaman, Margaret Lasota, Asha Moudgil
BACKGROUND: Obesity and metabolic syndrome (MS) are common after kidney transplantation, but their contribution to adverse cardiovascular (CV) outcomes in children are not well known. A prospective, controlled, longitudinal cohort study was conducted to investigate the effects of obesity and MS on left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and myocardial strain in pediatric kidney transplant recipients. METHODS: Transplant recipients (n = 42) had anthropometrics [body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, waist-to-height ratio], biochemical parameters (fasting glucose, lipid panel, HbA1c%), and echocardiogram with speckle tracking analysis for strain measured at 1, 18, and 30 months post-transplant...
December 30, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288409/gene-expression-analysis-to-identify-mechanisms-underlying-heart-failure-susceptibility-in-mice-and-humans
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Christoph Koentges, Mark E Pepin, Carolyn Müsse, Katharina Pfeil, Sonia V Viteri Alvarez, Natalie Hoppe, Michael M Hoffmann, Katja E Odening, Samuel Sossalla, Andreas Zirlik, Lutz Hein, Christoph Bode, Adam R Wende, Heiko Bugger
Genetic factors are known to modulate cardiac susceptibility to ventricular hypertrophy and failure. To determine how strain influences the transcriptional response to pressure overload-induced heart failure (HF) and which of these changes accurately reflect the human disease, we analyzed the myocardial transcriptional profile of mouse strains with high (C57BL/6J) and low (129S1/SvImJ) susceptibility for HF development, which we compared to that of human failing hearts. Following transverse aortic constriction (TAC), C57BL/6J mice developed overt HF while 129S1/SvImJ did not...
December 29, 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283466/improved-segmental-myocardial-strain-reproducibility-using-deformable-registration-algorithms-compared-with-feature-tracking-cardiac-mri-and-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Jie Wang, Weihao Li, Jiayu Sun, Hong Liu, Yu Kang, Dan Yang, Liuyu Yu, Andreas Greiser, Xiaoyue Zhou, Yuchi Han, Yucheng Chen
BACKGROUND: Segmental myocardial strain using feature tracking (FT) cardiac MRI is not acceptable due to poor reproducibility. PURPOSE: To assess the reproducibility of left ventricle (LV) segmental myocardial strain measured by deformation registration algorithm (DRA). STUDY TYPE: Prospective clinical trial. SUBJECTS: Sixteen healthy volunteers and 28 hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients. FIELD STRENGTH/SEQUENCE: Retrospective ECG gating cardiac MRI imaging was performed at 3...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283343/cardiac-lesion-mapping-in-vivo-using-intracardiac-myocardial-elastography
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Ethan Bunting, Clement Papadacci, Elaine Wan, Vincent Sayseng, Julien Grondin, Elisa E Konofagou
Radio frequency (RF) ablation of the myocardium is used to treat various cardiac arrhythmias. The size, spacing, and transmurality of lesions have been shown to affect the success of the ablation procedure; however, there is currently no method to directly image the size and formation of ablation lesions in real time. Intracardiac myocardial elastography (ME) has been previously used to image the decrease in cardiac strain during systole in the ablated region as a result of the lesion formation. However, the feasibility of imaging multiple lesions and identifying the presence of gaps between lesions has not yet been investigated...
January 2018: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261521/quantitative-analysis-of-intraventricular-flow-energetics-and-vortex-in-ischaemic-hearts
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Bee Ting Chan, Hak Koon Yeoh, Yih Miin Liew, Socrates Dokos, Amr Al Abed, Kok Han Chee, Yang F Abdul Aziz, Ganiga Srinivasaiah Sridhar, Karuthan Chinna, Einly Lim
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the intraventricular flow dynamics in ischaemic heart disease patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fourteen patients with normal ejection fraction and 16 patients with reduced ejection fraction were compared with 20 healthy individuals. Phase-contrast MRI was used to assess intraventricular flow variables and speckle-tracking echocardiography to assess myocardial strain and left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony. Infarct size was acquired using delayed-enhancement MRI...
December 19, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259501/left-circumflex-coronary-artery-as-the-culprit-vessel-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Diab Ghanim, Fabio Kusniec, Wadi Kinany, Dahud Qarawani, David Meerkin, Khaled Taha, Offer Amir, Shemy Carasso
The prevalence of the left circumflex coronary artery (LCx) as the culprit vessel in ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is reportedly lowest among that of the 3 main epicardial arteries, and has not been described for non-STEMI (NSTEMI) and stable angina pectoris. We sought to define the distribution of culprit arteries in these clinical presentations and suggest mechanisms for the differences. We reviewed 189 coronary angiograms of patients with STEMI, 203 with NSTEMI, and 548 with stable angina (n=940), and compared distributions of stenotic and culprit coronary arteries (lesions prompting intervention)...
October 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248650/is-global-longitudinal-strain-a-superior-parameter-for-predicting-outcome-after-myocardial-infarction
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EDITORIAL
Frank Rademakers, Eike Nagel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 8, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248649/prognostic-value-of-strain-by-tissue-tracking-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-after-st-segment-elevation-myocardial%C3%A2-infarction
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Jose Gavara, Jose F Rodriguez-Palomares, Filipa Valente, Jose V Monmeneu, Maria P Lopez-Lereu, Clara Bonanad, Ignacio Ferreira-Gonzalez, Bruno Garcia Del Blanco, Julian Rodriguez-Garcia, Maria Mutuberria, Elena de Dios, Cesar Rios-Navarro, Nerea Perez-Sole, Paolo Racugno, Ana Paya, Gema Minana, Joaquim Canoves, Mauricio Pellicer, Francisco J Lopez-Fornas, Jose Barrabes, Arturo Evangelista, Julio Nunez, Francisco J Chorro, David Garcia-Dorado, Vicente Bodi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of strain as assessed by tissue tracking (TT) cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) soon after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). BACKGROUND: The prognostic value of myocardial strain as assessed post-STEMI by TT-CMR is unknown. METHODS: The authors studied the prognostic value of TT-CMR in 323 patients who underwent CMR 1 week post-STEMI. Global (average of peak segmental values [%]) and segmental (number of altered segments) longitudinal (LS), circumferential, and radial strain were assessed using TT-CMR...
December 8, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246513/value-of-myocardial-work-estimation-in-the-prediction-of-response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Elena Galli, Christophe Leclercq, Maxime Fournet, Arnaud Hubert, Anne Bernard, Otto A Smiseth, Philippe Mabo, Eigil Samset, Alfredo Hernandez, Erwan Donal
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in heart failure is plagued by too many nonresponders. The aim of the present study is to evaluate whether the estimation of myocardial performance by pressure-strain loops (PSLs) is useful for the selection of CRT candidates. METHODS: Ninety-seven patients undergoing CRT were included in the study. Bidimensional and speckle-tracking echocardiography were performed before CRT and at the 6-month follow-up (FU). Conventional dyssynchrony parameters were evaluated...
December 12, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246512/comparison-of-feasibility-accuracy-and-reproducibility-of-layer-specific-global-longitudinal-strain-measurements-among-five-different-vendors-a-report-from-the-eacvi-ase-strain-standardization-task-force
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Serkan Ünlü, Oana Mirea, Jürgen Duchenne, Efstathios D Pagourelias, Stéphanie Bézy, James D Thomas, Luigi P Badano, Jens-Uwe Voigt
BACKGROUND: Despite standardization efforts, vendors still use information from different myocardial layers to calculate global longitudinal strain (GLS). Little is known about potential advantages or disadvantages of using these different layers in clinical practice. The authors therefore investigated the reproducibility and accuracy of GLS measurements from different myocardial layers. METHODS: Sixty-three subjects were prospectively enrolled, in whom the intervendor bias and test-retest variability of endocardial GLS (E-GLS) and midwall GLS (M-GLS) were calculated, using software packages from five vendors that allow layer-specific GLS calculation (GE, Hitachi, Siemens, Toshiba, and TomTec)...
December 12, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
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