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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436207/racial-differences-in-the-association-between-heart-rate-variability-and-left-ventricular-mass
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LaBarron K Hill, Lana L Watkins, Alan L Hinderliter, James A Blumenthal, Andrew Sherwood
PURPOSE: Increased left ventricular mass (LVM) is an early precursor of target organ damage due to hypertension. Diminished parasympathetic cardiac control has been linked to both hypertension onset and left ventricular impairment; however, emerging evidence suggests that this pattern may be different in African Americans. The present study sought to determine if race impacts the relationship between parasympathetic cardiac control and LVM. METHODS: LVM was assessed via echocardiography in a sample (N = 148) of African American and White adults (Mean age = 33...
April 24, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434640/imaging-guidance-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-is-transoesophageal-echocardiography-the-gold-standard
#2
REVIEW
Bo Xu, Philip M Mottram, Siobhan Lockwood, Ian T Meredith
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is traditionally performed under cardiac imaging guidance. In the early TAVR experience, intra-procedural transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) is recommended to guide device deployment, in the context of general anaesthesia (GA). Intra-procedural TOE imaging is particularly useful during TAVR deployment as a contrast-saving strategy for patients with renal impairment. Evidence has emerged recently demonstrating that in selected patients, transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) can be used to provide intra-procedural guidance for TAVR...
March 27, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429475/common-carotid-artery-sonography-versus-transthoracic-echocardiography-for-cardiac-output-measurements-in-intensive-care-unit-patients
#3
Qian-Yi Peng, Li-Na Zhang, Mei-Lin Ai, Li Li, Cheng-Huan Hu, Yan-Xin Zhang, Wei Liu, Qing Feng, Yu Zou, Yu-Hang Ai
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to test the effectiveness of common carotid artery sonography in comparison with transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) for cardiac output measurements to provide an easier alternative for cardiac output monitoring in the intensive care unit. METHODS: This study included 148 patients who had common carotid artery Doppler examinations and TTE performed within 8 hours of each other, and the cardiac output measurement results were compared with each other...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427736/interactions-between-reciprocal-st-segment-downsloping-during-st-elevated-myocardial-infarction-and-global-cardiac-perfusion-and-functional-abnormalities
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Riccardo Liga, Enrico Orsini, Paolo Caravelli, Marco De Carlo, Anna Sonia Petronio, Mario Marzilli
Reciprocal ST-segment downsloping on electrocardiogram is a frequent finding during ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI), but its etiology is still disputed. We sought to evaluate the relation between reciprocal ST-segment downsloping during STEMI and major cardiac perfusion and functional parameters. One hundred eighty-five patients with STEMI underwent emergency coronary angiography. The presence of reciprocal ST-segment downsloping was assessed. At coronary angiography, the corrected TIMI frame count (cTFC) was computed both on culprit and remote vessels and the occurrence of "no/slow reflow" phenomenon after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) identified...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423986/global-longitudinal-strain-from-resting-echocardiogram-is-associated-with-long-term-adverse-cardiac-outcomes-in-patients-with-suspected-coronary-artery-disease
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Ajay Yadlapati, Timothy R Maher, James D Thomas, Mark Gajjar, Kofo O Ogunyankin, Jyothy J Puthumana
PURPOSE: Measuring myocardial strain using two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography has emerged as a new tool to identify subclinical ventricular dysfunction. Abnormal strain has been shown to have superior sensitivity compared with dobutamine stress echocardiography for viability assessment; however, there is a paucity of data regarding the prediction of long-term major adverse cardiac events. We compared the prognostic ability of both global longitudinal strain (GLS) from resting echocardiograms to regional wall motion score index (WMSI) from stress echocardiograms in their ability to predict long-term major adverse cardiac events...
March 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417254/whom-are-we-treating-with-adaptive-servo-ventilation-a-clinical-post-hoc-analysis
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Maximilian V Malfertheiner, C Lerzer, L Kolb, K Heider, F Zeman, F Gfüllner, L S Maier, M Pfeifer, M Arzt
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence has shown that adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) is contraindicated in patients with predominant central sleep apnea (CSA) and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF ≤45%). The objective of this study was to assess the clinical usage of ASV in patients at the time-point of the release of a safety warning by type of SDB, breathing pattern and LVEF. METHODS: Patients of a cardiac and a respirology sleep center, both in Germany, who received ASV therapy were contacted between May and October 2015...
April 17, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417026/cardiovascular-complications-of-acute-amphetamine-abuse-cross-sectional-study
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Elham Bazmi, Farinaz Mousavi, Leila Giahchin, Tahmineh Mokhtari, Behnam Behnoush
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate cardiovascular complications among patients who abuse amphetamines. METHODS: This cross-sectional study took place between April 2014 and April 2015 among 3,870 patients referred to the Toxicology Emergency Department of Baharlou Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Those with clinical signs of drug abuse and positive urine screening tests were included in the study, while cases of chronic abuse were excluded...
February 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412431/3d-morphological-changes-in-lv-and-rv-during-lvad-ramp-studies
#8
Karima Addetia, Nir Uriel, Francesco Maffessanti, Gabriel Sayer, Sirtaz Adatya, Gene H Kim, Nitasha Sarswat, Savitri Fedson, Diego Medvedofsky, Eric Kruse, Keith Collins, Daniel Rodgers, Takayoshi Ota, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Victor Mor-Avi, Daniel Burkhoff, Roberto M Lang
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the differential impact of the 2 most commonly available left ventricular assist device (LVAD) types on the right (RV) and left (LV) ventricles using 3-dimensional (3D) echocardiography-based analysis of ventricular morphology. BACKGROUND: LVADs have emerged as common therapy for advanced heart failure. Recent data suggest that the heart responds differently to speed settings in the 2 main devices available (HeartMate II [HMII], St Jude Medical, Pleasanton, California, and HVAD, HeartWare International, Framingham, Massachusetts)...
April 7, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412423/rv-contractile-function-and-its-coupling-to-pulmonary-circulation-in-heart-failure-with-preserved%C3%A2-ejection%C3%A2-fraction-stratification-of-clinical-phenotypes-and-outcomes
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Marco Guazzi, Debra Dixon, Valentina Labate, Lauren Beussink-Nelson, Francesco Bandera, Michael J Cuttica, Sanijv J Shah
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate how right ventricular (RV) contractile function and its coupling with pulmonary circulation (PC) stratify clinical phenotypes and outcome in heart failure preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) patients. BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension and RV dysfunction are key hemodynamic abnormalities in HFpEF. METHODS: Three hundred eighty seven HFpEF patients (mean age 64 ± 12 years, 59% females, left ventricular ejection fraction 59 ± 7%) underwent RV and pulmonary hemodynamic evaluation by echocardiography (entire population) and right heart catheterization (219 patients)...
April 7, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402006/virus-myocarditis-in-a-1-month-old-boy-presenting-as-two-types-of-paroxysmal-supraventricular-tachycardia
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Shuhei Fujita, Takeshi Futatani, Tatsuya Kubo, Masae Itamochi, Yusuke Yachi, Hidenori Iwasaki, Ayako Shimao, Shihomi Ina, Hiroyuki Higashiyama, Noboru Igarashi, Kiyoshi Hatasaki
Herein we describe the case of a 1-month-old boy with acute viral myocarditis, who presented with two kinds of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, and who was cured after medical treatment. He was brought to the emergency room with poor feeding due to fever. On the third day of hospitalization, a narrow QRS tachycardia (180-200 beats/min) was detected. Echocardiography showed a high echoic area at the atrial septum around the atrioventricular node. The patient was clinically diagnosed with acute myocarditis...
April 12, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400929/role-of-echocardiography-in-diagnosing-myocardial-ischemia-at-emergency-department
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EDITORIAL
Kyoung Im Cho
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March 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397784/catestatin-a-novel-predictor-of-left-ventricular-remodeling-after-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Dan Zhu, Hong Xie, Xinyu Wang, Ying Liang, Haiyi Yu, Wei Gao
Catestatin was discovered as a potent inhibitor of catecholamine secretion and plays important roles in the cardiovascular system. Our previous study demonstrates a close relationship between catestatin levels and prognosis of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Using the same population, the goal of this study is to investigate the ability of catestatin to predict left ventricular (LV) remodeling in STEMI patients. 72 patients and 30 controls were included. Catestatin was sampled after admission to the emergency room (ER), at day3 (D3), and day7 (D7) after STEMI...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391000/prognostic-role-of-subclinical-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction-evaluated-by-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Giovanni Cioffi, Ombretta Viapiana, Federica Ognibeni, Andrea Dalbeni, Alessandro Giollo, Davide Gatti, Luca Idolazzi, Giorgio Faganello, Andrea Di Lenarda, Maurizio Rossini
BACKGROUND: Speckle-tracking echocardiography allows early detection of subclinical left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In this prospective study, we assessed the prevalence and the prognostic role of subclinical LVSD detected by speckle-tracking echocardiography in RA patients. METHODS: Two-dimensional global longitudinal strain (GLS) and global circumferential strain (GCS) were measured in 209 RA patients without overt cardiac disease...
April 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377725/gut-microbiota-dependent-metabolite-trimethylamine-n-oxide-contributes-to-cardiac-dysfunction-in-western-diet-induced-obese-mice
#14
Kui Chen, Xiaoqian Zheng, Mingchen Feng, Dongliang Li, Hongqi Zhang
Excessive consumption of diets high in sugars and saturated fat, frequently known as western diet (WD), may lead to obesity and metabolic syndrome. Recent evidence shows that WD-induced obesity impairs cardiac function, but the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. Trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), a gut microbiota-dependent metabolite of specific dietary nutrients, has emerged as a key contributor to cardiovascular disease pathogenesis. We tested the hypothesis that elevated circulating TMAO levels contribute to cardiac dysfunction in WD-induced obesity...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373787/multimodality-imaging-evaluation-of-a-primary-cardiac-lymphoma
#15
Paolo Ciancarella, Armando Fusco, Daniele Citraro, Massimiliano Sperandio, Roberto Floris
Primary cardiac lymphoma is a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that involves the heart with extension to pericardium and great vessels. Prognosis is poor in the absence of a prompt diagnosis and adequate therapy. Differential diagnosis includes malignant neoplasms such as angiosarcoma or metastatic carcinoma and melanoma. Clinical manifestations may be heterogeneous. Multimodality imaging work-up represents the best method for tumor detection and evaluation of its size and extension: echocardiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and nuclear imaging are the best imaging tools...
April 2017: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369056/pulmonary-shunts-in-severe-hepatosplenic-schistosomiasis-diagnosis-by-contrast-echocardiography-and-their-relationship-with-abdominal-ultrasound-findings
#16
Liana Gonçalves-Macedo, Ana Lucia Coutinho Domingues, Edmundo Pessoa Lopes, Carlos Feitosa Luna, Vitor Gomes Mota, Mônica Moraes de Chaves Becker, Brivaldo Markman-Filho
BACKGROUND: Schistosomiasis is endemic to several parts of the world. Among the species that affect humans, Schistosoma mansoni is one of the most common causes of illness. In regions where schistosomiasis mansoni is endemic, reinfection is responsible for the emergence of hepatosplenic schistosomiasis (HSS) with portal hypertension in about 10% of infected individuals. Regardless of its etiology, portal hypertension may bring about the formation of arteriovenous fistulas and pulmonary vascular dilation, thus constituting a pulmonary shunt and its presence has been associated with the occurrence of neurological complications...
April 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361580/rapid-deployment-or-transcatheter-aortic-valves-in-intermediate-risk-patients
#17
Piergiorgio Bruno, Alessandro Di Cesare, Marialisa Nesta, Federico Cammertoni, Andrea Mazza, Lazzaro Paraggio, Raphael Rosenhek, Francesco Burzotta, Filippo Crea, Carlo Trani, Massimo Massetti
Background Transcatheter aortic valve implantation and rapid-deployment aortic valve replacement represent two emerging therapies for patients with intermediate surgical risk and severe aortic stenosis. However, head-to-head comparisons between such novel therapies are lacking. Methods Severe aortic stenosis patients with intermediate surgical risk treated with rapid-deployment valve replacement at our institution were identified and compared with a propensity-matched population of patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345156/evolving-new-concepts-in-the-assessment-of-aortic-stenosis
#18
REVIEW
Peerawut Deeprasertkul, Masood Ahmad
Echocardiography has been pivotal in evaluating aortic stenosis (AS) over the past several decades. Recent experience has shown a wide spectrum in the clinical presentation of AS. A better understanding of the underlying hemodynamic principles has resulted in emergence of new subtypes of AS. New treatment modalities have also been introduced, requiring precise evaluation of aortic valve (AV) pathology for implementation of these therapies. This review will discuss new concepts and indices in the use of echocardiography in patients with AS...
March 27, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341982/pocket-sized-point-of-care-cardiac-ultrasound-devices-role-in-the-emergency-department
#19
A Colclough, P Nihoyannopoulos
BACKGROUND: Acute breathlessness accounts for 8% of accident and emergency attendances. Point-of-care cardiac ultrasound (US) effectively reduces time to diagnosis. Fast and practical information via pocket-sized cardiac US devices may better the diagnosis in this complex patient group. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 40 consecutive patients presenting with shortness of breath at the emergency department (ED). Divided into two groups were all adult patients over 18 with acute breathing difficulties (triage category 1-3): 21 patients received a short focused cardiac US scan using a pocket-sized Vscan and 19 patients received no scan...
March 24, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336204/n-terminal-pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide-is-related-with-coronary-flow-velocity-reserve-and-diastolic-dysfunction-in-patients-with-asymmetric-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#20
Milorad Tesic, Jelena Seferovic, Danijela Trifunovic, Ana Djordjevic-Dikic, Vojislav Giga, Ivana Jovanovic, Olga Petrovic, Jelena Marinkovic, Sanja Stankovic, Jelena Stepanovic, Arsen Ristic, Milan Petrovic, Nebojsa Mujovic, Bosiljka Vujisic-Tesic, Branko Beleslin, Vladan Vukcevic, Goran Stankovic, Petar Seferovic
BACKGROUND: The relations of elevated N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP) and cardiac ischemia in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients is uncertain. Therefore we designed the study with the following aims: (1) to analyze plasma concentrations of NT-pro-BNP in various subsets of HCM patients; (2) to reveal the correlations of NT-pro-BNP, myocardial ischemia, and diastolic dysfunction; (3) to assess predictors of the elevated plasma levels of NT-pro-BNP. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 61 patients (mean age 48...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
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