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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240450/letter-in-response-to-tp-e-interval-and-tp-e-qt-ratio-before-and-after-catheter-ablation-in-patients-with-premature-ventricular-complexes
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Ahmet Korkmaz, Deniz Sahin, Umit Guray
AIM: Recently fragmented QRS (fQRS) on ECG has been introduced as a predictor of myocardial scarring and myocardial ischemia in coronary artery disease. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between fQRS and fractional flow reserve (FFR) results in patients with the intermediate degree of coronary artery stenosis. METHODS: A total of 301 consecutive patients who underwent coronary angiography and FFR measurement for intermediate coronary artery stenosis were included in the study...
December 14, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226818/rate-response-programming-tailored-to%C3%A2-the-force-frequency-relationship-improves-exercise-tolerance-in-chronic-heart-failure
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John Gierula, Maria F Paton, Judith E Lowry, Haqeel A Jamil, Rowenna Byrom, Michael Drozd, Jack O Garnham, Richard M Cubbon, David A Cairns, Mark T Kearney, Klaus K Witte
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to examine whether the heart rate (HR) at which the force-frequency relationship (FFR) slope peaks (critical HR) could be used to tailor HR response in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients with cardiac pacemakers and whether this favorably influences exercise capacity. BACKGROUND: CHF secondary to left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction is characterized by blunting of the positive relationship between HR and LV contractility known as the FFR...
November 27, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197253/deep-learning-analysis-of-the-myocardium-in-coronary-ct-angiography-for-identification-of-patients-with-functionally-significant-coronary-artery-stenosis
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Majd Zreik, Nikolas Lessmann, Robbert W van Hamersvelt, Jelmer M Wolterink, Michiel Voskuil, Max A Viergever, Tim Leiner, Ivana Išgum
In patients with coronary artery stenoses of intermediate severity, the functional significance needs to be determined. Fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurement, performed during invasive coronary angiography (ICA), is most often used in clinical practice. To reduce the number of ICA procedures, we present a method for automatic identification of patients with functionally significant coronary artery stenoses, employing deep learning analysis of the left ventricle (LV) myocardium in rest coronary CT angiography (CCTA)...
November 26, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194018/customized-design-and-3d-printing-of-face-seal-for-an-n95-filtering-facepiece-respirator
#4
Mang Cai, Hui Li, Shengnan Shen, Yu Wang, Quan Yang
Filtering Facepiece Respirator (FFR) is the most common respirator users in the health care environment utilize for personal protection from outside particles. Comfort and fit are important while wearing an FFR. This paper proposes a novel technology to produce customized face seal design for improving the wearing comfort and fit of FFR wearers. In order to customize the design of face seals, we scanned faces of three subjects using three-dimensional (3D) laser scanning method. A customized face seal for a 3M 8210 N95 FFR for each headform was designed using reverse engineering technique...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192170/monkeys-share-the-neurophysiological-basis-for-encoding-sound-periodicities-captured-by-the-frequency-following-response-with-humans
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Yaneri A Ayala, Alexandre Lehmann, Hugo Merchant
The extraction and encoding of acoustical temporal regularities are fundamental for human cognitive auditory abilities such as speech or beat entrainment. Because the comparison of the neural sensitivity to temporal regularities between human and animals is fundamental to relate non-invasive measures of auditory processing to their neuronal basis, here we compared the neural representation of auditory periodicities between human and non-human primates by measuring scalp-recorded frequency-following response (FFR)...
November 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183566/application-of-pressure-derived-myocardial-fractional-flow-reserve-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients
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Kimihiko Hirose, Taishiro Chikamori, Satoshi Hida, Nobuhiro Tanaka, Jun Yamashita, Yuko Igarashi, Tetsushi Saitoh, Hirokazu Tanaka, Akira Yamashina
BACKGROUND: Although fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurements during coronary angiography are performed in routine clinical practice, few studies have evaluated FFR measurements in dialysis patients. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 42 hemodialysis patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease (CAD) who underwent stress myocardial perfusion imaging and coronary angiography with FFR measurements for 61 coronary lesions. The cut-off value for FFR to detect myocardial ischemia was determined by receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis...
January 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156145/fractional-flow-reserve-estimated-at-coronary-ct-angiography-in-intermediate-lesions-comparison-of-diagnostic-accuracy-of-different-methods-to-determine-coronary-flow-distribution
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Satoru Kishi, Andreas A Giannopoulos, Anji Tang, Nahoko Kato, Yiannis S Chatzizisis, Carole Dennie, Yu Horiuchi, Kengo Tanabe, João A C Lima, Frank J Rybicki, Dimitris Mitsouras
Purpose To compare the diagnostic accuracy of different computed tomographic (CT) fractional flow reserve (FFR) algorithms for vessels with intermediate stenosis. Materials and Methods This cross-sectional HIPAA-compliant and human research committee-approved study applied a four-step CT FFR algorithm in 61 patients (mean age, 69 years ± 10; age range, 29-89 years) with a lesion of intermediate-diameter stenosis (25%-69%) at CT angiography who underwent FFR measurement within 90 days. The per-lesion diagnostic performance of CT FFR was tested for three different approaches to estimate blood flow distribution for CT FFR calculation...
November 20, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155383/efficacy-of-optical-coherence-tomography-derived-morphometric-assessment-in-predicting-the-physiological-significance-of-coronary-stenosis-head-to-head-comparison-with-intravascular-ultrasound
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Eisuke Usui, Taishi Yonetsu, Yoshihisa Kanaji, Masahiro Hoshino, Masao Yamaguchi, Masahiro Hada, Rikuta Hamaya, Yoshinori Kanno, Tadashi Murai, Tetsumin Lee, Tsunekazu Kakuta
AIMS: This study aimed to investigate the diagnostic efficacy of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in identifying functional significance via fractional flow reserve (FFR) compared with that of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). METHODS AND RESULTS: We investigated 203 de novo intermediate coronary lesions of 186 patients who underwent frequency-domain OCT, IVUS and FFR measurements. Diagnostic efficacy of the minimal lumen area (MLA) obtained by OCT (OCT-MLA) and IVUS (IVUS-MLA) in predicting an FFR<0...
November 21, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148240/what-can-intracoronary-pressure-measurements-tell-us-about-cfr-now-comes-pb-cfr
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EDITORIAL
Kenta Nakamura, Larry S Dean
Pressure-bound (pb) coronary flow reserve (CFR) is a novel estimation of CFR, calculated from easily obtained baseline and hyperemic pressure assessment Validation of pb-CFR in previously reported lesions showed accuracy of 84% to CFR with sensitivity of 96% and specificity of 60% FFR >0.75 and low pb-CFR in DEFER was associated with increased angina and complications compared to high pb-CFR and this risk was not modified by elective revascularization.
November 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129256/instantaneous-wave-free-ratio-and-fractional-flow-reserve-for-the-assessment-of-nonculprit-lesions-during-the-index-procedure-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-the-wave-study
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Carmine Musto, Francesco De Felice, Stefano Rigattieri, Diana Chin, Andrea Marra, Marco Stefano Nazzaro, Alberta Cifarelli, Roberto Violini
BACKGROUND: Functional assessment of non-infarct-related artery lesions during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) might be useful to avoid revascularization of nonsignificant stenosis and staged procedures, thus reducing hospital stay. We aimed to assess the diagnostic performance of instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) as compared with fractional flow reserve (FFR) in this setting. METHODS: In the WAVE study, a prospective, observational, single-center registry (NCT02869906), paired iFR and FFR measurements were performed at the level of non-IRA lesions in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction both during primary PCI and during staged procedures (5-8 days after)...
November 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128474/clinical-implications-of-guiding-catheter-extubation-during-fractional-flow-reserve-measurements
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Christophe Pouillot, Karim Bougrini, Richard Vi Fane, Geoffray Rambaud, Jens Glasenapp, Christophe Geyer, Julien Adjedj
BACKGROUND: Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is defined by the maximal coronary flow ratio with and without stenosis. AIMS: We hypothesized that guiding catheter intubation in coronary ostia during FFR measurements may underestimate FFR value by limiting the increase of coronary flow during maximal hyperaemia. METHODS: Between June 2013 and January 2014, we prospectively included all patients with i.v. adenosine FFR measurements. FFR was measured with the guiding catheter intubated in the coronary ostia (FFRint) and extubated in the aorta (FFRext)...
November 8, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113864/observations-from-a-real-time-ifr-ffr-hybrid-approach-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-and-coronary-artery-disease-undergoing-tavi
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Roberto Scarsini, Gabriele Pesarini, Mattia Lunardi, Anna Piccoli, Claudia Zanetti, Rosaria Cantone, Michele Bellamoli, Valeria Ferrero, Leonardo Gottin, Giuseppe Faggian, Flavio Ribichini
BACKGROUND: The complexity of coronary physiology in presence of severe aortic stenosis (AS) raises concerns about the reliability of pressure-derived indexes in this clinical setting. Furthermore, neither fractional flow reserve (FFR) nor instantaneous wave-free period (iFR) has been validated in AS. Combining iFR and FFR in a tailored decision-making strategy may help to increase simplicity, accuracy and safety of physiology-guided revascularization in AS. METHODS: In this prospective observational study iFR and FFR were measured before and after TAVI during the same procedure in patients with severe AS and concomitant coronary artery disease (CAD)...
October 3, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103734/relationship-between-optical-coherence-tomography-derived-morphological-criteria-and-functional-relevance-as-determined-by-fractional-flow-reserve
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Eisuke Usui, Taishi Yonetsu, Yoshihisa Kanaji, Masahiro Hoshino, Masao Yamaguchi, Masahiro Hada, Tadashi Fukuda, Hiroaki Ohya, Yohei Sumino, Rikuta Hamaya, Yoshinori Kanno, Tadashi Murai, Tetsumin Lee, Tsunekazu Kakuta
BACKGROUND: Although several previous studies have indicated that optical coherence tomography (OCT)-derived minimal lumen area (MLA) correlates with fractional flow reserve (FFR) severity, other morphologic criteria for functionally significant coronary stenosis assessed by FFR have not been fully elucidated. This study aimed to identify OCT-based morphological predictors of physiologically significant ischemia assessed by FFR in angiographically intermediate coronary lesions. METHODS: We investigated 194 de novo intermediate coronary lesions in 178 patients with stable angina pectoris who underwent OCT imaging and FFR measurement...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102036/coronary-computed-tomographic-angiography-derived-fractional-flow-reserve-for-therapeutic-decision-making
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Christian Tesche, Rozemarijn Vliegenthart, Taylor M Duguay, Carlo N De Cecco, Moritz H Albrecht, Domenico De Santis, Marcel C Langenbach, Akos Varga-Szemes, Brian E Jacobs, David Jochheim, Moritz Baquet, Richard R Bayer, Sheldon E Litwin, Ellen Hoffmann, Daniel H Steinberg, U Joseph Schoepf
This study investigated the performance of coronary computed tomography angiography (cCTA) with cCTA-derived fractional flow reserve (CT-FFR) compared with invasive coronary angiography (ICA) with fractional flow reserve (FFR) for therapeutic decision making in patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). Seventy-four patients (62 ± 11 years, 62% men) with at least 1 coronary stenosis of ≥50% on clinically indicated dual-source cCTA, who had subsequently undergone ICA with FFR measurement, were retrospectively evaluated...
September 19, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098379/influence-of-hydrostatic-pressure-on-intracoronary-indices-of-stenosis-severity-in-vivo
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Tobias Härle, Mareike Luz, Sven Meyer, Felix Vahldiek, Pim van der Harst, Randy van Dijk, Daan Ties, Javier Escaned, Justin Davies, Albrecht Elsässer
BACKGROUND: An influence of hydrostatic pressure on intracoronary indices of stenosis severity in vitro was recently reported. We sought to analyze the influence of hydrostatic pressure, caused by the height difference between the distal and proximal pressure sensor after guidewire positioning in the interrogated vessel, on intracoronary pressure measurements in vivo. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 30 coronary stenoses, intracoronary pressure measurements were performed in supine, left, and right lateral patient position...
November 2, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092125/significant-drop-in-right-atrial-pressure-does-not-influence-fractional-flow-reserve-coronary-assessment
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Roberto Scarsini, Gabriele Pesarini, Fausto Castriota, Corrado Vassanelli, Flavio Ribichini
The effect of a highly elevated level of right atrial filling pressure on fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurement remains unclear. Transcatheter tricuspid valve intervention, a recently introduced option for inoperable or high-risk patients, represents a unique model of in-vivo physiology to investigate the eventual influence of central venous pressure on coronary FFR measurements. The case is reported of a patient with a degenerated tricuspid surgical bioprosthesis who underwent transcatheter tricuspid valve-in-valve replacement and concomitant coronary functional assessment with FFR...
May 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060126/computational-estimation-of-the-hemodynamic-significance-of-coronary-stenoses-in-arterial-branches-deriving-from-ccta-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Panagiotis K Siogkas, George Rigas, Themis P Exarchos, Antonis I Sakellarios, Michail I Papafaklis, Gualtiero Pelosi, Oberdan Parodi, Lampros K Michalis, Dimitrios I Fotiadis
The development of non-invasive methods for the accurate hemodynamic assessment of the coronary vasculature has become a non-trivial matter for the everyday clinical practice. Virtual Functional Assessment Index has already been suggested as a valid alternative to the invasively measured FFR but only on coronary arterial segments. In this work, we propose a novel method for the estimation of the severity of coronary lesions in arterial branches from CCTA derived images. Four left arterial branches were reconstructed in 3D using our in-house developed 3D reconstruction algorithm, and were subjected to computational blood flow simulations for the final calculation of the vFAI through the whole arterial branch...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059819/smartool-a-tool-for-clinical-decision-support-for-the-management-of-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-based-on-modeling-of-atherosclerotic-plaque-process
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Antonis I Sakellarios, George Rigas, Vassiliki Kigka, Panagiotis Siogkas, Panagiota Tsompou, Georgia Karanasiou, Themis Exarchos, Ioannis Andrikos, Nikolaos Tachos, Gualtriero Pelosi, Oberdan Parodi, Dimitrios I Fotiaids
SMARTool aims to the development of a clinical decision support system (CDSS) for the management and stratification of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). This will be achieved by performing computational modeling of the main processes of atherosclerotic plaque growth. More specifically, computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) is acquired and 3-dimensional (3D) reconstruction is performed for the arterial trees. Then, blood flow and plaque growth modeling is employed simulating the major processes of atherosclerosis, such as the estimation of endothelial shear stress (ESS), the lipids transportation, low density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation, macrophages migration and plaque development...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055128/a-generalized-outflow-boundary-condition-impedance-model-for-non-invasive-prediction-of-ischemia-in-diseased-coronary-arteries
#19
Iyad A Fayssal, Fadl Moukalled, Samir Alam, Hussain Isma'eel
This paper reports on a new boundary condition formulation to model the total coronary myocardial flow and impedance characteristics of the myocardial vascular bed for any specific patient when considered for non-invasive diagnosis of fractional flow reserve (FFR). The developed boundary condition model inherits an implicit representation of the downstream truncated vascular bed and is based on integrating patient-specific physiologic parameters that can be non-invasively extracted for each patient to account for blood flow demand to the myocardium at rest and hyperemic conditions...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054592/the-impact-of-tissue-doppler-index-e-e-ratio-on-instantaneous-wave-free-ratio
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Hiroyuki Arashi, Junichi Yamaguchi, Tonre Ri, Hisao Otsuki, Masashi Nakao, Kazuho Kamishima, Kentaro Jujo, Yuichiro Minami, Hiroshi Ogawa, Nobuhisa Hagiwara
BACKGROUND: The instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) is a vasodilator-free, invasive pressure wire index of the functional severity of coronary stenosis and is calculated under resting conditions. In a recent study, iFR was found to be more closely linked to coronary flow reserve (CFR) than fractional flow reserve (FFR). E/e' is a surrogate marker of left ventricular (LV) filling pressure and LV diastolic dysfunction. Coronary resting flow was found to be increased in patients with elevated E/e', and higher coronary resting flow was associated with lower CFR...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
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