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Bing Xing, Ailin Cao, Wei Sun, Xiyan Hou
The relationship between left ventricular diastolic and systolic dyssynchrony in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) was investigated by single-cardiac real-time three-dimensional ultrasonography. A total of 52 patients with HCM were selected in Jining No. 1 People's Hospital from July 2016 to June 2017. Additionally, a total of 52 healthy people were selected to serve as the control group. All participants received real-time two- and three-dimensional ultrasonography to evaluate left ventricular morphology, function and systolic and diastolic function...
April 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Feifei Zhang, Wei Yang, Yuetao Wang, Haipeng Tang, Jianfeng Wang, Xiaoliang Shao, Ziyi Wang, Xiaoying Zhang, Ling Yang, Xiaosong Wang, Weihua Zhou
OBJECTIVE: Left ventricular mechanical dyssynchrony (LVMD) is an important factor in the prognosis of patients with myocardial infarction (MI). The aim of this study is to identify the influencing factors of LVMD in MI patients by radionuclide myocardial imaging. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This study consisted of 91 patients who had a history of definite prior MI and underwent both technetium-99m methoxyisobutylisonitrile (99m Tc-MIBI) gated single photon emission tomography (SPET) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) and18 F-FDG positron emission tomography (PET) myocardial metabolic imaging...
March 20, 2018: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Denisa Muraru, Alice Niero, Hugo Rodriguez-Zanella, Diana Cherata, Luigi Badano
Three-dimensional (3D) speckle-tracking echocardiography (3DSTE) is an advanced imaging technique designed for left ventricular (LV) myocardial deformation analysis based on 3D data sets. 3DSTE has the potential to overcome some of the intrinsic limitations of two-dimensional STE (2DSTE) in the assessment of complex LV myocardial mechanics, offering additional deformation parameters (such as area strain) and a comprehensive quantitation of LV geometry and function from a single 3D acquisition. Albeit being a relatively young technique still undergoing technological developments, several experimental studies and clinical investigations have already demonstrated the reliability and feasibility of 3DSTE, as well as several advantages of 3DSTE over 2DSTE...
February 2018: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
Manar D Samad, Gregory J Wehner, Mohammad R Arbabshirani, Linyuan Jing, Andrew J Powell, Tal Geva, Christopher M Haggerty, Brandon K Fornwalt
Aims: Previous studies using regression analyses have failed to identify which patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (rTOF) are at risk for deterioration in ventricular size and function despite using common clinical and cardiac function parameters as well as cardiac mechanics (strain and dyssynchrony). This study used a machine learning pipeline to comprehensively investigate the predictive value of the baseline variables derived from cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging and provide models for identifying patients at risk for deterioration...
March 12, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
Szu-Ying Tsai, Shan-Ying Wang, Yu-Chien Shiau, Yen-Wen Wu
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is an often under-diagnosed cause of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). It affects 1/500 of the population, is the most commonly inherited cardiovascular disorder, and can present in apical, concentric, or septal forms. Although most patients are asymptomatic, sudden cardiac death can be the initial presentation of HCM. By retrospectively enrolling patients suspected of having three different types of HCM in the absence of epicardial coronary stenosis, we aimed to examine systolic and diastolic dysfunction and perfusion abnormalities using both Doppler echocardiography and state-of-the-art gated single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with a cadmium-zinc-telluride camera and thallium-201...
March 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
Neal A Chatterjee, E Kevin Heist
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an important therapeutic tool in the management of patients with heart failure and electrical dyssynchrony. In appropriately selected patients, landmark randomized controlled trials have demonstrated morbidity and mortality benefit beyond standard goal-directed medical therapy. Current guidelines emphasize the greatest clinical efficacy of CRT in patients with symptomatic heart failure, left bundle branch block, and wide QRS duration (> 150 ms). Other relevant considerations include the presence of atrial fibrillation, the presence of AV block, the etiology of cardiomyopathy, the presence of masked left-sided conduction delay, and the impact of comorbidities that might predict poor clinical response...
March 6, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
Jan De Pooter, Victor Kamoen, Milad El Haddad, Roland Stroobandt, Marc De Buyzere, Luc Jordaens, Frank Timmermans
BACKGROUND: Female patients are underrepresented in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) trials, although they show better CRT response compared to males and at shorter QRS durations. We hypothesized that differences in left bundle branch block (LBBB) characteristics and mechanical dyssynchrony might explain this gender disparity. METHODS: Patients presenting with true LBBB-morphology (including mid-QRS notching) on surface electrocardiograms (ECG) were selected...
April 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Maurizio Galderisi, Ciro Santoro, Roberta Esposito
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Shuang Liu, Zhengyu Guan, Xianfeng Zheng, Pingping Meng, Yonghuai Wang, Yang Li, Yan Zhang, Jun Yang, Dalin Jia, Chunyan Ma
AIMS: To assess LA diastolic and systolic function and atrial dyssynchrony in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and to examine whether LA dysfunction and dyssynchrony account for the patients' symptoms of HFpEF. METHODS: Fifty-five patients with HFpEF, 31 asymptomatic patients with left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) and 33 healthy individuals were enrolled in the study. The LA active ejection fraction (LAAEF) was calculated...
April 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Michal Schäfer, Kathryn K Collins, Lorna P Browne, D Dunbar Ivy, Steven Abman, Richard Friesen, Benjamin Frank, Brian Fonseca, Michael DiMaria, Kendall S Hunter, Uyen Truong, Johannes C von Alvensleben
BACKGROUND: Electrical and right ventricular (RV) mechanical dyssynchrony has been previously described in pediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), but less is known about the relationship between electrical dyssynchrony and biventricular function. In this study we applied cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging to evaluate biventricular size and function with a focus on left ventricular (LV) strain mechanics in pediatric PAH patients with and without electrical dyssynchrony...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Yumi Shiina, Kei Inai, Tatsunori Takahashi, Kota Taniguchi, Eri Watanabe, Kenji Fukushima, Koichiro Niwa, Michinobu Nagao
The aim of the study was to evaluate systemic right ventricular (RV) dyssynchrony in patients with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA) and transposition of the great arteries (TGA) with New York Heart Association functional class (NYHA FC) < III. We used cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) to evaluate the dyssynchrony and assessed whether RV dyssynchrony can be predictive of major cardiac events in their early stages in these patients. We enrolled 71 consecutive, NYHA FC < III patients with systemic RV who underwent CMR between April 1995 and December 2016...
February 28, 2018: Heart and Vessels
Ahmed S Beela, Serkan Ünlü, Jürgen Duchenne, Agnieszka Ciarka, Ana Maria Daraban, Martin Kotrc, Marit Aarones, Mariola Szulik, Stefan Winter, Martin Penicka, Aleksandar N Neskovic, Tomasz Kukulski, Svend Aakhus, Rik Willems, Wolfgang Fehske, Lothar Faber, Ivan Stankovic, Jens-Uwe Voigt
Aim: To determine if incorporation of assessment of mechanical dyssynchrony could improve the prognostic value of patient selection based on current guidelines. Methods and results: Echocardiography was performed in 1060 patients before and 12 ± 6 months after cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) implantation. Mechanical dyssynchrony, defined as the presence of apical rocking or septal flash was visually assessed at the baseline examination. Response was defined as ≥15% reduction in left ventricular end-systolic volume at follow-up...
February 22, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
Laura R Bear, Peter R Huntjens, Richard Walton, Olivier Bernus, Ruben Coronel, Rémi Dubois
BACKGROUND: Poor identification of electrical dyssynchrony is postulated to be a major factor contributing to the low success rate for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate body surface mapping and electrocardiographic imaging (ECGi) to detect electrical dyssynchrony noninvasively. METHODS: Langendorff-perfused pig hearts (n=11) were suspended in a human torso-shaped tank, with LBBB induced through ablation. Recordings were taken simultaneously from a 108-electrode epicardial sock and 128 electrodes embedded in the tank surface during sinus rhythm and ventricular pacing...
February 22, 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
Biagio Sassone, Gaetano Nucifora, Donato Mele, Cinzia Valzania, Giovanni Bisignani, Giuseppe Boriani
: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an established treatment in patients with symptomatic drug-refractory heart failure and broad QRS complex on the surface ECG. Despite the presence of either mechanical dyssynchrony or viable myocardium at the site where delivering left ventricular pacing being necessary conditions for a successful CRT, their direct assessment by techniques of cardiovascular imaging, though feasible, is not recommended in clinical practice by the current guidelines. Indeed, even though there is growing body of data providing evidence of the additional value of an image-based approach as compared with routine approach in improving response to CRT, these results should be confirmed in prospective and large multicentre trials before their impact on CRT guidelines is considered...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Emmanouil Poulidakis, Constantina Aggeli, Konstantinos Kappos, Antonis S Manolis, Skevos Sideris, Konstantinos Gatzoulis, Evangelos Oikonomou, Dimitrios Tousoulis
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) is an established therapeutic option for the subset of patients with heart failure (HF), reduced ejection fraction (EF) and dyssynchrony evidenced by electrocardiography. Benefit from CRT has been proven in many clinical trials, yet a sizeable proportion of these patients with wide QRS do not respond to this intervention, despite the updated practice guidelines. Several echocardiographic indices, targeting mechanical rather than electrical dyssynchrony, have been suggested to address this issue, but research so far has not succeeded in providing a single and simple measurement with adequate sensitivity and specificity for identification of responders...
February 13, 2018: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
Marat Fudim, Salvador Borges-Neto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
Xiaotian Sun, Guoqian Huang, Jiechun Huang, Meng Shi, Fangrui Wang, Liewen Pang, Yiqing Wang
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to explore the predictors of the improvement in moderate ischaemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) focusing on left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony. METHODS: A prospective study was performed among 135 patients (age at surgery, mean ± SD: 67.0 ± 8.2 years, 33.3% women) with prior myocardial infarction and moderate IMR undergoing OPCAB from 2008 to 2015. Preoperative and follow-up clinical and echocardiographic parameters were analysed, focusing on LV global/regional dyssynchrony...
February 12, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Zisis Dimitriadis, Smita Scholtz, Werner Scholtz, Marcus Wiemer, Cornelia Piper, Stephan Ensminger, Henrik Fox, Dieter Horstkotte, Lothar Faber
OBJECTIVES: Although procedure-related new cardiac conduction disturbances (CCDs) remain an important issue in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), their effect on myocardial function and overall patient outcome remains unclear. The goal of this study was to analyze the influence of procedure-related CCDs on systolic and diastolic LV performance and on patient survival after TAVI. METHODS AND RESULTS: Ninety-five patients who underwent TAVI for severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS) and had a complete follow-up were evaluated with respect to procedure-related CCDs...
February 13, 2018: Echocardiography
Detajin Junhasavasdikul, Irene Telias, Domenico Luca Grieco, Lu Chen, Cinta Millan Gutierrez, Thomas Piraino, Laurent Brochard
Expiratory flow limitation (EFL) is present when the flow cannot rise despite an increase of the expiratory driving pressure. The mechanisms of EFL are debated but are thought to be related to the collapsibility of small airways. In mechanically ventilated patients, EFL can exist during tidal ventilation, representing an extreme situation where lung volume cannot decrease whatever the expiratory driving forces. It is a key factor for the generation of auto- or intrinsic positive end-expiratory pressure (auto-PEEP or PEEPi) and requires specific management such as positioning and adjustment of external PEEP...
February 9, 2018: Chest
Dharmender Malik, Ashwani Sood, Madan Parmar, Bhagwant Rai Mittal
Background: Phase analysis can be easily performed by different software to assess the left ventricular dyssynchrony from gated single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with high precision. However, the normal values of histogram bandwidth (HBW) and phase standard deviation (PSD) and their comparison using different programs have not been fully elucidated and actively being evaluated at present. The aim of this study was to determine the phase analysis parameters values and to compare the phase indices of two commonly used programs in a group of patients with normal gated SPECT-MPI...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
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