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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728613/echocardiographic-parameters-of-clinically-normal-geriatric-rhesus-macaques-macacamulatta
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Yu Ueda, Catherine T Gunther-Harrington, Christina L Cruzen, Jeffrey A Roberts, Joshua A Stern
The goal of this study was to generate reference intervals for echocardiographic variables in a population of clinically normal geriatric rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). To do this, we studied 51 animals (age, 18-29 y; weight, 5.24-17.04 kg). The normal values for cardiac indices, including geometry and systolic and diastolic function, were determined by 2D, M-mode, spectral Doppler, and tissue Doppler echocardiography under ketamine hydrochloride sedation. Statistical correlations between the echocardiographic parameters and age, body weight, sex, and heart rate were investigated...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724484/echocardiographic-parameters-of-clinically-normal-geriatric-rhesus-macaques-macacamulatta
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Yu Ueda, Catherine T Gunther-Harrington, Christina L Cruzen, Jeffrey A Roberts, Joshua A Stern
The goal of this study was to generate reference intervals for echocardiographic variables in a population of clinically normal geriatric rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). To do this, we studied 51 animals (age, 18-29 y; weight, 5.24-17.04 kg). The normal values for cardiac indices, including geometry and systolic and diastolic function, were determined by 2D, M-mode, spectral Doppler, and tissue Doppler echocardiography under ketamine hydrochloride sedation. Statistical correlations between the echocardiographic parameters and age, body weight, sex, and heart rate were investigated...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717364/serum-free-thyroxine-levels-were-associated-with-pulmonary-hypertension-and-pulmonary-artery-systolic-pressure-in-euthyroid-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Bingjie Wu, Jingjing Jiang, Minghui Gui, Lin Liu, Qiqige Aleteng, Shanshan Wang, Xiaojing Liu, Yan Ling, Xin Gao
The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between thyroid hormone levels, pulmonary hypertension (PH), and pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) in euthyroid patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). A cross-sectional study was conducted in individuals who underwent coronary angiography and were diagnosed as CAD from March 2013 to November 2013. 811 subjects (185 women and 626 men) were included in this study. PASP was measured by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography. 86 patients were diagnosed as PH and had significantly higher free thyroxine (FT4) levels than those without PH...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712069/left-atrial-dysfunction-as-a-determinant-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-and-preserved-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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Andreea Calin, Anca D Mateescu, Monica Rosca, Carmen C Beladan, Roxana Enache, Simona Botezatu, Iulian Cosei, Cosmin Calin, Marian Simion, Carmen Ginghina, Andreea C Popescu, Bogdan A Popescu
In patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS), the presence of pulmonary hypertension (PH) has been linked to a poor prognosis. We aimed to assess the main determinants of PH in patients with severe AS and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). We prospectively enrolled 108 consecutive patients with isolated severe AS (indexed aortic valve area <0.6 cm(2)/m(2)) and LVEF >50%, in sinus rhythm. Left atrial (LA) function was assessed using longitudinal deformation parameters (by speckle tracking echocardiography)...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706558/qiliqiangxin-enhances-cardiac-glucose-metabolism-and-improves-diastolic-function-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Jingfeng Wang, Zhiming Li, Yanyan Wang, Jingjing Zhang, Weipeng Zhao, Mingqiang Fu, Xueting Han, Jingmin Zhou, Junbo Ge
Cardiac diastolic dysfunction has emerged as a growing type of heart failure. The present study aims to explore whether Qiliqiangxin (QL) can benefit cardiac diastolic function in spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR) through enhancement of cardiac glucose metabolism. Fifteen 12-month-old male SHRs were randomly divided into QL-treated, olmesartan-treated, and saline-treated groups. Age-matched WKY rats served as normal controls. Echocardiography and histological analysis were performed. Myocardial glucose uptake was determined by (18)F-FDG using small-animal PET imaging...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704161/cardiovascular-safety-of-low-dose-fenfluramine-in-dravet-syndrome-a-review-of-its-benefit-risk-profile-in-a-new-patient-population
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An-Sofie Schoonjans, Fabienne Marchau, Bernard P Paelinck, Lieven Lagae, Arnold Gammaitoni, Milka Pringsheim, Martin G Keane, Berten Ceulemans
OBJECTIVE: Dravet syndrome (DS) is a rare, treatment-resistant epilepsy syndrome for which current treatment regimens are often ineffective. Fenfluramine is currently in development for treatment of DS based on reports in the 1980s and 1990s of its antiepileptic activity in pediatric patients with intractable epilepsy. However, fenfluramine was withdrawn from global markets in 1997 following reports of its association with pulmonary hypertension and heart valve disease in adult patients treated for obesity...
July 13, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693354/perinatal-outcomes-of-congenital-heart-disease-after-emergent-neonatal-cardiac-procedures
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Aline Wolter, Helene Holtmann, Andreea Kawecki, Jan Degenhardt, Christian Enzensberger, Oliver Graupner, Hakan Akintürk, Can Yerebakan, Markus Khalil, Dietmar Schranz, Roland Axt-Fliedner
PURPOSE: We compared outcome of neonates with prenatal and postnatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease presenting in our paediatric heart centre between 2005-05/2015 who underwent an emergent intervention within 48 hours postpartum. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 52/111 (46.8%) with emergent intervention, congenital heart disease was diagnosed prenatally, in 59/111 (53.2%) with no specialized fetal echocardiography, diagnosis was made postnatally. In 98/111 (88...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691389/fetal-left-ventricular-non-compaction-cardiomyopathy-with-ascites-a-case-report
#8
Junsuke Muraoka, Yuki Kodama, Hiroshi Sameshima, Kaori Michikata, Satoshi Matsuzawa, Oohashi Masanao, Masatoki Kaneko, Mayumi Akaki, Yuichiro Sato
Here we report a case of fetal left ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy with ascites and cardiac dysfunction at a gestational age of 34(+5)  weeks. Laboratory tests did not reveal any sign of viral infection in utero. A female neonate weighing 2436 g was delivered by emergency cesarean section due to non-reassuring fetal status. Postnatal echocardiography confirmed left ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy with severe cardiac failure. Although she was treated effectively during the acute period by continuous flow peritoneal dialysis, surgical ligation of a patent ductus arteriosus, and inhaled nitric oxide, she died on day 41 of life...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681553/contractile-reserve-and-cardiopulmonary-exercise-parameters-in-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-the-two-dimensions-of-exercise-testing
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Kegan J Moneghetti, Yukari Kobayashi, Jeffrey W Christle, Miyuki Ariyama, Bojan Vrtovec, Tatiana Kouznetsova, Andrew Wilson, Euan Ashley, Matthew T Wheeler, Johnathan Myers, Francois Haddad
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) contractile reserve assessed using imaging and cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPX) has been shown to predict outcome in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Few clinical studies have, however, analyzed the relationship between them. METHODS: A cohort of 75 ambulatory patients with DCM underwent stress treadmill echocardiography with CPX. LV contractile reserve was calculated as absolute change (ΔLVEF=LVEFpeak -LVEFrest ) and percent change (%LVEF=[(LVEFpeak -LVEFrest )/LVEFpeak) ]×100) in LVEF, circumferential and longitudinal strain (LS)...
July 6, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678047/imaging-of-the-pulmonary-valve-in-the-adults
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Ricardo H Pignatelli, Cory Noel, S Chandra B Reddy
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pulmonary valve is the least imaged of the cardiac valves in adults. This review will address the strengths and the limitations of various imaging modalities that are commonly used for evaluation of pulmonary valve diseases in the adults. RECENT FINDINGS: Valvular pulmonary stenosis is mostly congenital and pulmonary regurgitation is usually an acquired pulmonary valve disease. Combined pulmonary stenosis and pulmonary regurgitation as sequel to previous surgeries for congenital heart diseases is the most common form of pulmonary valve disease in the adults...
July 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671499/focal-intramural-pericardial-effusion-and-cardiac-tamponade-associated-with-necrotic-adipose-tissue-in-a-dog
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Terence A Krentz, Robert J Schutrumpf, Julie C Zitz
CASE DESCRIPTION A 1-year-old castrated male German Shepherd Dog was examined because of an acute onset of lethargy, tachypnea, and inappetence. CLINICAL FINDINGS On initial physical examination, the dog was tachypneic with muffled heart sounds on thoracic auscultation and a palpable abdominal fluid wave. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed focal intramural pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade. TREATMENT AND OUTCOME The patient underwent emergency therapeutic pericardiocentesis, followed by right lateral intercostal thoracotomy and subtotal pericardiectomy...
July 15, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668906/a-current-approach-to-heart-failure-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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REVIEW
Domenico D'Amario, Antonio Amodeo, Rachele Adorisio, Francesco Danilo Tiziano, Antonio Maria Leone, Gianluigi Perri, Piergiorgio Bruno, Massimo Massetti, Alessandra Ferlini, Marika Pane, Giampaolo Niccoli, Italo Porto, Gianluca A D'Angelo, Josip Anđelo Borovac, Eugenio Mercuri, Filippo Crea
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic, progressive neuromuscular condition that is marked by the long-term muscle deterioration with significant implications of pulmonary and cardiac dysfunction. As such, end-stage heart failure (HF) in DMD is increasingly becoming the main cause of death in this population. The early detection of cardiomyopathy is often challenging, due to a long subclinical phase of ventricular dysfunction and difficulties in assessment of cardiovascular symptomatology in these patients who usually loose ambulation during the early adolescence...
July 1, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664669/does-three-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography-provide-incremental-value-in-percutaneous-closure-of-ascending-aortic-pseudoaneurysm
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Ahmed Elkaryoni, Ming C Hsiung, Mohammed J Arisha, Amier Ahmad, Navin C Nanda, Ahmed H Mohamed, Doaa Attia, Ankush Sachdeva, Lovepreet Singh, Wei-Hsian Yin
Ascending aortic pseudoaneurysms (AO PSAs), if left untreated, are complicated by a high rate of rupture resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. New transcatheter modalities have emerged as acceptable surgical alternatives for their management. We present a case of an ascending aortic PSA in which intraoperative two- and three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (2DTEE and 3DTEE) provided a comprehensive assessment of the PSA in pre- and postclosure settings.
June 29, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664568/circulating-microrna-in-patients-with-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot
#14
Clare Tm Lai, Enders Ko Ng, Pak-Cheong Chow, Ava Kwong, Yiu-Fai Cheung
BACKGROUND: Emerging data suggest that heart-related microRNAs (miRs) may serve as circulating biomarkers of myocardial injury. We aimed to determine the circulating profile of miRs in patients with volume-overloaded right ventricles after repair of tetralogy (TOF). METHODS: A total of 104 TOF patients and 70 controls were recruited. The study was conducted into two phases: I) determination of circulating heart-related miRs described in left heart diseases (miR-1, miR-133a, miR208a, miR-208b and miR423-5p) by quantitative real time-PCR in 49 patients and 30 controls and followed by validation in an independent cohort of 55 patients and 40 controls; II) expression profiling of serum samples from 8 patients and 8 controls, followed by validation...
June 29, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664548/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-in-cardiac-angiosarcoma
#15
Jennifer Lindsey, Richard B Stacey
BACKGROUND: While echocardiography is effective for initial identification of anatomic location, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a more advantageous modality for delineating tumor expanse, spread, and blood supply preoperatively. Emerging patterns may even help generate a specific diagnosis prior to biopsy and histopathology. CASE PRESENTATION: Our case of a 67-year-old male referred for cardiac magnetic resonance to further evaluate a cardiac mass highlights the sophisticated level of data which can be collected...
June 29, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656926/structural-echocardiographic-abnormalities-seen-in-hiv-aids-patients-are-independent-of-cd4-count
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J A Ogunmodede, P M Kolo, I A Katibi, A K Salami, Abo Omotoso
INTRODUCTION: The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection remains one of the most daunting public health challenges today. Cardiac involvement in HIV/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is frequent and has been recognized on autopsy since the emergence of the pandemic. The objective of the study was to assess the pattern of structural echocardiographic (echo) findings in HIV/AIDS patients and compare this to the echo findings in apparently healthy HIV-negative controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and fifty HIV-positive patients were recruited consecutively from the HIV patients attending the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, North Central, Nigeria...
June 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654852/adductor-canal-compression-syndrome-in-an-18-year-old-female-patient-leading-to-acute-critical-limb-ischemia-a-case-report
#17
Yi Zhou, Evan J Ryer, Robert P Garvin, Jeremy L Irvan, James R Elmore
BACKGROUND: Adductor canal compression syndrome is a rare non-atherosclerotic cause of arterial occlusion and limb ischemia. PRESENTATION OF CASE: The patient is an 18-year-old healthy female who presented to the emergency department with acute left lower extremity ischemia. Her symptoms began as sudden onset mild foot pain approximately two months ago. Over the 72h prior to presentation, she developed severe pain, pallor, paralysis, loss of pedal pulses, paresthesia, and poikilothermia...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648431/an-echocardiographic-clue-for-ostial-left-main-coronary-artery-stenosis
#18
Firdevs Aysenur Ekizler, Ozcan Ozeke, Adem Grbolar, Kenan Omurlu, Zehra Golbasi, Omac Tufekcioglu, Erdogan Ilkay
Calcified nodules in human coronary arteries are usually focally distributed. Non-invasive imaging of coronary arteries by bedside emergency transthoracic echocardiography in adults is possible and may become a useful adjunct to other methods of coronary artery examination. Coronary artery stenosis can be identified as localized color aliasing and accelerated flow velocities. Complete visualization of individual ostial coronary segments might ease the demonstration of coronary stenosis by bedside transthoracic echocardiography...
May 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643218/empagliflozin-improves-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-in-a-genetic-model-of-type-2-diabetes
#19
Nadjib Hammoudi, Dongtak Jeong, Rajvir Singh, Ahmed Farhat, Michel Komajda, Eric Mayoux, Roger Hajjar, Djamel Lebeche
PURPOSE: Cardiovascular (CV) diseases in type 2 diabetes (T2DM) represent an enormous burden with high mortality and morbidity. Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors have recently emerged as a new antidiabetic class that improves glucose control, as well as body weight and blood pressure with no increased risk of hypoglycemia. The first CV outcome study terminated with empagliflozin, a specific SGLT2 inhibitor, has shown a reduction in CV mortality and in heart failure hospitalization, suggesting a beneficial impact on cardiac function which remains to be demonstrated...
June 22, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642988/development-of-pulmonary-hypertension-during-treatment-with-diazoxide-a-case-series-and-literature-review
#20
Matthew R Timlin, Alexander B Black, Heather M Delaney, Renée I Matos, Candace S Percival
Congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) is the most common cause of persistent hypoglycemia in infancy. The mainstay of medical management for CHI is diazoxide. Diazoxide inhibits insulin release from the pancreas, but also causes smooth muscle relaxation and fluid retention so it is typically given with chlorothiazide. In July 2015, the FDA issued a drug safety communication warning that pulmonary hypertension (PH) had been reported in 11 infants being treated with diazoxide and that the PH resolved with withdrawal of diazoxide...
June 22, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
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