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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136949/minocycline-improves-cardiac-function-after-myocardial-infarction-in-rats-by-inhibiting-activation-of-parp-1
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Hua Zhao, Jianjun Zhang, Gang Hong
To investigate whether Minocycline can protect myocardial cells after myocardial infarction and improve myocardial remodeling through inhibiting PARP-1 activity, thus improving cardiac function. 50 male Wistar rats aged 4 months were used to establish the myocardial infarction model. The experimental rats underwent the echocardiography at 3d, 14d and 28d after operation. After 28days, the rats were executed and the myocardial tissues in the infarct-related zone were treated with immumohistochemical staining and molecular biology detection...
November 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133707/impact-of-transsphenoidal-surgery-on-asymptomatic-cardiomyopathy-in-patients-with-acromegaly-a-single-blinded-study
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Anirudh Srinivasan, Ajay Bahl, Hemant Bhagat, Pinaki Dutta, Ashutosh Rai, Jagtar S Devgun, Rupinder Kaur, Kanchan Kumar Mukherjee
BACKGROUND: Patients with acromegaly have 2-3 times the expected mortality rates primarily due to cardiovascular risks. Echocardiographic studies showing improvement of cardiac function following transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) are limited. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients with acromegaly underwent preoperative echocardiography and tissue Doppler (Philips i33, 3D ECHO) for assessment of cardiac indices. In the prospective group of patients, echocardiography was repeated after 6 months of surgery...
November 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133200/histologic-and-hemodynamic-correlates-of-right-ventricular-function-in-a-pressure-overload-model-a-study-using-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Yuman Li, Lei Li, Junwei Liu, Mengmei Li, Qing Lv, Jing Wang, Lin He, Mingxing Xie
The aim of our study was to assess the characterization of right ventricular (RV) deformation using three-dimensional (3D) speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) and association of 3D-STE indices with histologic and hemodynamic parameters in a chronic RV pressure overload animal model. Pulmonary artery banding (PAB) was used to induce RV pressure overload in seven beagles. 3D-STE, histologic and hemodynamic measurements were performed in PAB and sham-operated beagles 3 mo after PAB. RV longitudinal, radial and circumferential strain was measured from 3D-STE...
November 10, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131286/conscious-sedation-for-transcatheter-implantation-of-atrial-septal-occluders-with-the-2d-and-3d-transesophageal-echocardiography-guidance-the-feasibility-and-safety-study
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Piotr Lipiec, Dawid Miśkowiec, Jan Z Peruga, Michał Plewka, Ewa Szymczyk, Paulina Wejner-Mik, Karolina Kupczyńska, Jarosław D Kasprzak
BACKGROUND: General anesthesia may have negative impact on patients mortality and morbidity, as well as overall procedure costs in atrial septal occluders (ASO) implantation. AIM: We sought to evaluate the safety, efficacy and feasibility of conscious sedation for transcatheter implantation of ASO. METHODS: 122 patients (pts) referred for transcatheter implantation of ASO were included. Mean patients' age was 51±15 years, 43 patients were male (35%)...
November 13, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128482/aortic-valve-cusp-coaptation-surface-area-using-3-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography-correlates-with-severity-of-aortic-valve-insufficiency
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Benjamin Sohmer, Reza Jafar, Prakash Patel, Marie-Ève Chamberland, Michel R Labrosse, Munir Boodhwani
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to test both in humans and using finite element (FE) aortic valve (AV) models whether the coaptation surface area (CoapSA) correlates with aortic insufficiency (AI) severity due to dilated aortic roots to determine the validity and utility of 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiographic-measured CoapSA. DESIGN: Two-pronged, clinical and computational approach. SETTING: Single university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 10 patients with known AI and 98 FE simulations of increasingly dilated human aortic roots...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126435/human-amnion-cells-reverse-acute-and-chronic-pulmonary-damage-in-experimental-neonatal-lung-injury
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Dandan Zhu, Jean Tan, Amina S Maleken, Ruth Muljadi, Siow T Chan, Sin N Lau, Kirstin Elgass, Bryan Leaw, Joanne Mockler, Daniel Chambers, Kristen T Leeman, Carla F Kim, Euan M Wallace, Rebecca Lim
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in neonatal care, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) remains a significant contributor to infant mortality and morbidity. While human amnion epithelial cells (hAECs) have shown promise in small and large animal models of BPD, there is scarce information on long-term benefit and clinically relevant questions surrounding administration strategy remain unanswered. In assessing the therapeutic potential of hAECs, we investigated the impact of cell dosage, administration routes and timing of treatment in a pre-clinical model of BPD...
November 10, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110936/right-versus-left-apical-transvenous-pacing-for-bradycardia-results-of-the-rivela-randomized-study
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Haran Burri, Hajo Müller, Richard Kobza, Christian Sticherling, Peter Ammann, Heiko Zerlik, Carine Stettler, Catherine Klersy, Frits Prinzen, Angelo Auricchio
AIMS: To compare cardiac function when pacing from the right or left ventricular apex in patients with preserved left ventricular systolic function, at 1-year follow-up. METHODS: Prospective, multicentre centre randomizing conventional right ventricular apical (RVA) versus left ventricular apical (LVA) pacing using a coronary sinus lead in patients requiring ventricular pacing for bradycardia. Follow-up was performed using 3D-echocardiography at 6 and 12 months...
October 27, 2017: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096883/influence-of-the-quantity-of-aortic-valve-calcium-on-the-agreement-between-automated-3-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography-and-multidetector-row-computed-tomography-for-aortic-annulus-sizing
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Tomaz Podlesnikar, Edgard A Prihadi, Philippe J van Rosendael, E Mara Vollema, Frank van der Kley, Arend de Weger, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Franjo Naji, Zlatko Fras, Jeroen J Bax, Victoria Delgado
Accurate aortic annulus sizing is key for selection of appropriate transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) prosthesis size. The present study compared novel automated 3-dimensional (3D) transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) software and multidetector row computed tomography (MDCT) for aortic annulus sizing and investigated the influence of the quantity of aortic valve calcium (AVC) on the selection of TAVI prosthesis size. A total of 83 patients with severe aortic stenosis undergoing TAVI were evaluated...
October 10, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084187/-evaluation-of-the-clinical-suitability-of-automated-left-ventricle-s-fraction-and-volume-measurements-in-3-dimensional-echocardiography-compared-to-values-obtained-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging-pilot-study
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Agnieszka Żygadło, Magdalena Kaźnica-Wiatr, Justyna Błaut-Jurkowska, Klaudia Knap, Aleksandra Lenart-Migdalska, Monika Smaś-Suska, Maciej Skubera, Małgorzata Urbańczyk-Zawadzka, Piotr Podolec, Maria Olszowska
Recently a lot of authors have been trying to determine the usefulness of 3-dimensional echocardiography (TTE 3D) in evaluation of ejection fraction and left ventricular volume, but few attempt to compare it to the current gold standard of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). 3D imaging technics allows to avoid errors caused by geometry of the heart chambers and foreshortened views. American Echocardiographic Guidelines recommend the use of 3-dimensional echocardiography in daily clinical practice. AIM: The aim of the study was to establish clinical usefulness of automated 3D TTE software to calculate left ventricle ejection fraction (LVEF), left ventricle end diastolic volume (LVEDV) and left ventricle end systolic volume (LVESV), and to compare those measurements calculated in CMR and in 3D TTE...
October 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082558/quantification-of-the-area-and-shunt-volume-of-multiple-circular-and-noncircular-ventricular-septal-defects-a-2d-3d-echocardiography-comparison-and-real-time-3d-color-doppler-feasibility-determination-study
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Evan Tracy, Meihua Zhu, Cole Streiff, David J Sahn, Muhammad Ashraf
BACKGROUND: Quantification of defect size and shunt flow is an important aspect of ventricular septal defect (VSD) evaluation. This study compared three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) with the current clinical standard two-dimensional echocardiography (2DE) for quantifying defect area and tested the feasibility of real time 3D color Doppler echocardiography (RT3D-CDE) for quantifying shunt volume of irregular shaped and multiple VSDs. METHODS: Latex balloons were sutured into the ventricles of 32 freshly harvested porcine hearts and were connected with tubing placed in septal perforations...
October 29, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081909/geometric-comparison-of-the-mitral-and-tricuspid-valve-annulus-insights-from-three-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography
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Amgad N Makaryus, Haisam Ismail, John N Makaryus, Dali Fan
AIM: To apply real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (RT3D TEE) for quantitative and qualitative assessment of the mitral valve annulus (MVA) and tricuspid valve annulus (TVA) in the same patient. METHODS: Our retrospective cohort study examined the MVA and TVA in 49 patients by RT3D TEE. MVA and TVA shape were examined by TEE. The MVA and TVA volume data set images were acquired in the mid esophageal 4-chamber view. The MVA and TVA were acquired separately, with optimization of each for the highest frame rate and image quality...
September 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079046/global-and-regional-right-ventricular-function-assessed-by-novel-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Tomoko Ishizu, Yoshihiro Seo, Akiko Atsumi, Yumiko Oishi Tanaka, Masayoshi Yamamoto, Tomoko Machino-Ohtsuka, Hitoshi Horigome, Kazutaka Aonuma, Yasushi Kawakami
BACKGROUND: Accurate assessment of global and regional right ventricular (RV) systolic function is challenging. The aims of this study were to confirm the reliability and feasibility of a three-dimensional (3D) speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) system, using comparison with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR), and to assess the contribution of regional RV function to global function. METHODS: In a retrospective, cross-sectional study setting, RV volumetric data were studied in 106 patients who were referred for both CMR and 3D echocardiography within 1 month...
October 24, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077607/use-of-3d-transesophageal-echocardiography-and-the-clock-face-model-to-localize-and-facilitate-closure-of-a-mitral-paravalvular-defect
#13
Paul C Anderson, Anand R Mehta, Wael A Jaber, Andra E Duncan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 26, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071426/echocardiography-in-infective-endocarditis-state-of-the-art
#14
REVIEW
Luis Afonso, Anupama Kottam, Vivek Reddy, Anirudh Penumetcha
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this review, we examine the central role of echocardiography in the diagnosis, prognosis, and management of infective endocarditis (IE). RECENT FINDINGS: 2D transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and transesophageal echocardiography TEE have complementary roles and are unequivocally the mainstay of diagnostic imaging in IE. The advent of 3D and multiplanar imaging have greatly enhanced the ability of the imager to evaluate cardiac structure and function...
October 25, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067708/preliminary-study-of-the-application-of-transthoracic-echocardiography-guided-three-dimensional-printing-for-the-assessment-of-structural-heart-disease
#15
Yanbo Zhu, Jianshi Liu, Lianqun Wang, Xin Guan, Yongjuan Luo, Jie Geng, Qingguo Geng, Yunjia Lin, Lixia Zhang, Xixue Li, Yaping Lu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility and diagnostic value of a preoperative transthoracic echocardiography-guided three-dimensional printed model (TTE-guided 3DPM) for the assessment of structural heart disease (SHD). METHODS: Fourty-four patients underwent cardiac surgery at Tianjin Chest Hospital. The patients were preoperatively assessed using TTE-guided 3DPM, which was compared to conventional three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (3DTTE) along with direct intraoperative findings, which were considered the "gold standard...
October 25, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059376/association-of-body-size-metrics-with-left-atrial-phasic-volumes-and-reservoir-function-in-the-elderly
#16
Aylin Tugcu, Cesare Russo, Zhezhen Jin, Shunichi Homma, Koki Nakanishi, Mitchell S V Elkind, Tatjana Rundek, Ralph L Sacco, Marco R Di Tullio
Aims: General obesity, defined by increased body mass index (BMI), is associated with left atrial (LA) enlargement, a marker of cardiovascular risk in the general population. The association between abdominal adiposity, defined by increased waist circumference (WC) or waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), and LA phasic volumes and reservoir function is not well known. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between different body size metrics and LA phasic volumes and reservoir function in the elderly...
October 20, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057000/fusion-of-real-time-3d-transesophageal-echocardiography-and-cardiac-fluoroscopy-imaging-in-transapical-catheter-based-mitral-paravalvular-leak-closure
#17
Aleksejus Zorinas, Vilius Janusauskas, Giedrius Davidavicius, Lina Puodziukaite, Diana Zakarkaite, Rita Kramena, Rasa Čypienė, Valdas Bilkis, Kestutis Rucinskas, Audrius Aidietis, Eustaquio M Onorato
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056395/3d-transesophageal-echocardiography-a-new-imaging-tool-for-assessment-of-mitral-regurgitation-and-for-guiding-percutaneous-edge-to-edge-mitral-valve-repair
#18
REVIEW
Francesco F Faletra, Alain Berrebi, Giovanni Pedrazzini, Laura Anna Leo, V L Paiocch, G Cautilli, Gabriele Casso, Tiziano Cassina, Tiziano Moccetti, Joseph F Malouf
Real time three dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3D TEE) is probably the most powerful and convincing imaging method for understanding the complicated multiform morphology and for evaluating geometry, dynamics and function of degenerative and functional mitral valve (MV) regurgitation. Moreover, color Doppler 3D TEE has been valuable to identify the location of the regurgitant orifice and the severity of the mitral regurgitation. 3D TEE has been shown to be of enormous value in helping surgeons to perform MV repair...
October 19, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050828/quantification-of-right-ventricular-size-and-function-from-contrast-enhanced-three-dimensional-echocardiographic-images
#19
Diego Medvedofsky, Victor Mor-Avi, Eric Kruse, Brittney Guile, Boguslawa Ciszek, Lynn Weinert, Megan Yamat, Valentina Volpato, Karima Addetia, Amit R Patel, Roberto M Lang
BACKGROUND: Three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography directly assesses right ventricular (RV) volumes without geometric assumptions, despite the complex shape of the right ventricle, and accordingly is more accurate and reproducible than the two-dimensional methodology, which is able to measure only surrogate parameters of RV function. Volumetric analysis has been hampered by frequent inability to clearly visualize RV endocardium, especially the RV free wall, in 3D echocardiographic images...
October 17, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049793/triangular-resection-versus-neochordal-replacement-for-posterior-leaflet-prolapse-a-morphological-assessment
#20
Wenrui Ma, Jiafei Chen, Wei Zhang, Weihua Wu, Wei Ye, Wei Shi, Ye Kong
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the morphological reconstruction as assessed by 3D transoesophageal echocardiography after triangular resection and neochordal replacement in the treatment of posterior leaflet prolapse. METHODS: We retrospectively selected 46 patients with isolated posterior leaflet prolapse who were undergoing mitral valve repair using triangular resection ( n  = 20) and neochordal replacement ( n  = 26) techniques. Sixty patients without valvular heart disease were also included as the control group...
August 14, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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