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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898735/cognitive-dysfunction-and-malnutrition-are-independent-predictor-of-dysphagia-in-patients-with-acute-exacerbation-of-congestive-heart-failure
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Junichi Yokota, Yoshiko Ogawa, Shinsuke Yamanaka, Yoshimi Takahashi, Hiroshi Fujita, Nobuhiro Yamaguchi, Noriko Onoue, Takeshi Ishizuka, Tsuyoshi Shinozaki, Masahiro Kohzuki
Early detection and intervention for dysphagia is important in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). However, previous studies have focused on how many patients with dysphagia develop CHF. Studies focusing on the comorbidity of dysphagia in patients with CHF are rare. Additionally, risk factors for dysphagia in patients with CHF are unclear. Thus, the aim of this study was to clarify risk factors for dysphagia in patients with acute exacerbation of CHF. A total of 105 patients, who were admitted with acute exacerbation of CHF, were enrolled...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885496/descending-aortic-mechanics-and-atrial-fibrillation-a-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-transesophageal-echocardiography-study
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Rogério Teixeira, Ricardo Monteiro, Paulo Dinis, Maria José Santos, Ana Botelho, Nuno Quintal, Nuno Cardim, Lino Gonçalves
Vascular mechanics assessed with two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) could be used as a new imaging surrogate of vascular stiffening. The CHA2DS2-VASc score is considered accurate as an estimate of stroke risk in non-valvular AF, although many potential stroke risk factors have not been included in this scoring method. The purpose of this research is to study the feasibility of evaluating vascular mechanics at the descending aorta in non-valvular AF patients using transesophageal 2D-STE and to analyze the association between descending aortic mechanics and stroke...
November 24, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884577/low-pressure-pericardial-tamponade-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Brooks M Walsh, Lauren A Tobias
BACKGROUND: Focused cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS) is accurate for determining the presence of a pericardial effusion. Using FoCUS to evaluate for pericardial tamponade, however, is more involved. Many experts teach that tamponade is unlikely if the inferior vena cava (IVC) shows respiratory variation and is not distended. CASE REPORT: A 53-year-old woman presented to the emergency department (ED) with severe orthostatic hypotension, exertional dyspnea, and hypoxia...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878803/tissue-doppler-echocardiography-detects-subclinical-left-ventricular-dysfunction-in-patients-undergoing-chemotherapy-for-colon-cancer-insights-from-oncoecho-multicenter-study
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Edyta Płońska-Gościniak, Monika Różewicz, Jarosław Kasprzak, Andrzej Wojtarowicz, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec, Tomasz Hryniewiecki, Piotr Pysz, Andrzej Kułach, Artur Bodys, Violetta Sulżyc, Wojciech Braksator, Andrzej Szyszka, Beata Zaborska, Adrianna Gościńska-Szmagała, Maciej Siński, Dariusz Kosior, Ilona Kowalik, Zbigniew Gąsior
I BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second most common cancer in women and the third in men in Poland. The role of chemotherapy (CTX) depends on stage of CRC: adjuvant CTX is a standard treatment in stage III and should also be considered in stage II with risk factors. AIM: The aim of the paper was to assess the cardiovascular consequences of CTX in CRC enrolled to the ONCOECHO multicenter study (2012 - 2014). To identify potential cardiotoxicity we focused on myocardial function, heart rhythm and conduction disorders and adverse cardiovascular events...
November 23, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875074/right-ventricular-dysfunction-after-cardiac-surgery-diagnostic-options
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Lars Grønlykke, Hanne Berg Ravn, Finn Gustafsson, Christian Hassager, Jesper Kjaergaard, Jens C Nilsson
Right ventricular (RV) failure after cardiac surgery is associated with an ominous prognosis. The aetiology of RV failure is multifaceted and the ability to recognize RV failure early is paramount in order to initiate timely treatment. The present review focuses on different diagnostic modalities for RV function and discusses the normal versus abnormal findings in RV monitoring after cardiac surgery and the limitations of the applicable diagnostic modalities. There are specific challenges in RV assessment after cardiac surgery due to a loss of longitudinal contraction and a concomitant gain of transverse contraction...
November 22, 2016: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873135/left-atrium-the-last-bulwark-before-overt-heart-failure
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Matteo Cameli, Giulia Elena Mandoli, Sergio Mondillo
Heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) has emerged as an important public health issue in recent years. It represents the most common type of HF in ambulatory setting, and it has been recognized as a different entity from the reduced ejection fraction (EF) form. In HFpEF, continuous growing attention has been focused on the role of the left atrium (LA) in preserving good ventricular function and asymptomatic condition of the patient since the very first stages of diastolic dysfunction (DD)...
November 22, 2016: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870973/transthoracic-doppler-echocardiography-compared-with-positron-emission-tomography-for-assessment-of-coronary-microvascular-dysfunction-the-ipower-study
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Marie Mide Michelsen, Naja Dam Mygind, Adam Pena, Rasmus Huan Olsen, Thomas Emil Christensen, Adam Ali Ghotbi, Philip Hasbak, Andreas Kjaer, Ida Gustafsson, Peter Riis Hansen, Henrik Steen Hansen, Nis Høst, Jens Kastrup, Eva Prescott
BACKGROUND: Coronary microvascular function can be assessed by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography as a coronary flow velocity reserve (TTDE CFVR) and by positron emission tomography as a myocardial blood flow reserve (PET MBFR). PET MBFR is regarded the noninvasive reference standard for measuring coronary microvascular function but has limited availability. We compared TTDE CFVR with PET MBFR in women with angina pectoris and no obstructive coronary artery disease and assessed repeatability of TTDE CFVR...
November 7, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859331/two-dimensional-echocardiographic-right-ventricle-measurements-adjusted-to-body-mass-index-and-surface-area-in-a-normal-population
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Masood Eslami, Farnoush Larti, Mehrdad Larry, Parisa Molaee, Roya Sattarzadeh Badkoobeh, Anahita Tavoosi, Saeed Safari, Amir Farhang Zand Parsa
BACKGROUND: To determine reference echocardiographic values in a normal population and assess their correlation with body mass index (BMI) and body surface area. METHODS: An expert cardiologist performed two-dimensional echocardiography with triplicate right ventricle (RV) size measurements in 80 subjects with normal heart condition. Results were correlated with anthropometric data. RESULTS: Base-to-apex length in four-chamber view (RVD3) and above-pulmonic valve in short-axis view in males, as well as mid-RV diameter in standard four-chamber view (RVD), basal RV diameter, and mid RV diameter in RV-focused four-chamber view in females, were significantly correlated with BMI...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852479/echocardiographic-imaging-of-the-mitral-valve-for-transcatheter-edge-to-edge-repair
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Jeffrey M Paulsen, Thomas W Smith
Echocardiography continues to be the most effective imaging tool for the diagnosis and follow-up of mitral valve disease. This review addresses the use of transthoracic echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography in the planning and guidance of transcatheter mitral valve therapies. Many of the echo-imaging guidance techniques are applicable to transcatheter intervention as a whole. However, given that the MitraClip is the only device approved for mitral regurgitation at present, specific attention is paid to this procedure, with additional focus on the guidance of noncentral repair...
January 2016: Interventional cardiology clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850054/414-focused-transthoracic-echocardiography-is-four-days-of-training-during-pacu-rotation-enough
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Tanya Richvalsky, Nibras Bughrara, Kevin Roberts
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849811/168-focused-critical-care-echocardiography-for-the-diagnosis-of-right-ventricular-strain-in-pe
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Michael Plisco, Hussam Elkambergy, Walter Mickey, Jan Kasal, Scott Westfall, Timothy Schloss, Craig Karpman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846815/endomyocardial-biopsy-via-the-femoral-access-still-safe-and-valuable-diagnostic-tool
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Sylwia Sławek, Aleksander Araszkiewicz, Agnieszka Gaczkowska, Justyna Koszarska, Damian Celiński, Marek Grygier, Maciej Lesiak, Stefan Grajek
BACKGROUND: The endomyocardial biopsy has proven to be an integral diagnostic tool for surveillance of cardiac allograft rejection and identification of myocardial diseases. Nevertheless, this invasive procedure is not risk-free. This study focuses on the risk of complications and diagnostic performance of right ventricular endomyocardial biopsy (EMB). METHODS: In this single-center retrospective study, we analyzed 315 EMB procedures performed between July 2008 and May 2015 in 73 patients...
November 15, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833929/clinical-reasoning-of-infectious-diseases-physicians-behind-the-use-or-nonuse-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia
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Heather Young, Bryan C Knepper, Connie S Price, Susan Heard, Timothy C Jenkins
In this prospective cohort with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) was performed in 24% of cases. Consulting Infectious Diseases physicians most frequently cited low suspicion for endocarditis due to rapid clearance of blood cultures and the presence of a secondary focus requiring an extended treatment duration as reasons for foregoing TEE.
October 2016: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793505/emergency-physician-performed-tricuspid-annular-plane-systolic-excursion-in-the-evaluation-of-suspected-pulmonary-embolism
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James Daley, John Grotberg, Joseph Pare, Amanda Medoro, Rachel Liu, Michael Kennedy Hall, Andrew Taylor, Christopher L Moore
OBJECTIVES: The primary objectives were to describe the diagnostic characteristics tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) for pulmonary embolism (PE) and to optimize the measurement cutoff of TAPSE for the diagnosis of PE. Secondary objectives included assessment of interrater reliability and the quantitative visual estimation of TAPSE. METHODS: This is a prospective observational cohort study involving a convenience sample of patients at an urban academic emergency department...
October 11, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768664/bridging-the-gap-hybrid-cardiac-echo-in-the-critically-ill
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Jacob J Glaser, Cassandra Cardarelli, Samuel Galvagno, Thomas M Scalea, Sarah B Murthi
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care ultrasound often includes cardiac ultrasound. It is commonly used to evaluate cardiac function in critically ill patients but lacks the specific quantitative anatomic assessment afforded by standard transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). We developed the Focused Rapid Echocardiographic Examination (FREE), a hybrid between a cardiac ultrasound and TTE that places an emphasis on cardiac function rather than anatomy. We hypothesized that data obtained from FREE correlate well with TTE while providing actionable information for clinical decision making...
November 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764871/-hemodynamic-monitoring-imaging-procedures%C3%A2-%C3%A2-cardiac-ultrasound
#16
Gerhard Batz, Michael Dinkel
Echocardiography as an imaging method in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine has enabled a new dimension of hemodynamic monitoring: the direct visualization of the cardiac function and its disruptions. Preconditions for a broad application in this area was the development of mobile, high-definition ultrasonic devices and the origination of focused examination techniques. A successful application of this method requires the respective know-how of the examiner, in order to take relevant decisions and avoid misdiagnoses...
October 2016: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761786/post-pericardiotomy-syndrome
#17
Balaji K Tamarappoo, Allan L Klein
Post-pericardiotomy syndrome (PPS) occurs in a subgroup of patients who have undergone cardiothoracic surgery and is characterized by fever, pleuritic pain, pleural effusion, and pericardial effusion. It is associated with significant morbidity, and the leading complications include tamponade and constrictive pericarditis. Epidemiologic studies have found that PPS often occurs among younger patients; however, there is a lack of comprehensive risk stratification. It is therefore important to be able to identify patients who are at high risk for developing this disease...
November 2016: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760781/biomarkers-for-clinical-decision-making-in-the-management-of-pulmonary-embolism
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Evangelos Giannitsis, Hugo A Katus
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is associated with high all-cause and PE-related mortality and requires individualized management. After confirmation of PE, a refined risk stratification is particularly warranted among normotensive patients. Previous prognostic models favored combinations of echocardiography or computed tomography suggestive of right ventricular (RV) dysfunction together with biomarkers of RV dysfunction (natriuretic peptides) or myocardial injury (cardiac troponins) to identify candidates for thrombolysis or embolectomy...
October 19, 2016: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754275/sy-18-1-translational-research-in-pah
#19
Wook-Jin Chung
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a life-threatening disorder with a poor prognosis and causes pulmonary vascular remodeling accompanied with increased pulmonary arterial medial wall thickness and fibrosis, which leads to vascular and right ventricular (RV) dysfunction. Despite treatment with prostacyclin, endothelin antagonist, and phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors the 1-year mortality rate of PAH still remains high. Recent registries, clinical trials, and basic researches have been increasing the knowledge of PAH and it would contribute to potential therapeutic strategies and better clinical outcome...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751702/prognostic-value-of-right-ventricular-dysfunction-markers-for-serious-adverse-events-in-acute-normotensive-pulmonary-embolism
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Anthony J Weekes, Angela K Johnson, Daniel Troha, Gregory Thacker, Jordan Chanler-Berat, Michael Runyon
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) in pulmonary embolism (PE) has been associated with increased morbidity. Tools for RVD identification are not well defined. The prognostic value of RVD markers to predict serious adverse events (SAE) during hospitalization is unclear. OBJECTIVE: Prospectively compare the incidence of SAE in normotensive emergency department patients with PE based upon RVD by goal-directed echocardiography (GDE), cardiac biomarkers, and right-to-left ventricle ratio by computed tomography (CT)...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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