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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725029/prominent-differences-in-left-ventricular-performance-and-myocardial-properties-between-right-ventricular-and-left-ventricular-based-pacing-modes-in-rats
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Wesam Mulla, Sharon Etzion, Sigal Elyagon, Roni Gillis, Michael Murninkas, Yuval Konstantino, Ingra Mannhardt, Thomas Eschenhagen, Noah Liel-Cohen, Yoram Etzion
Biventricular pacing is an important modality to improve left ventricular (LV) synchronization and long-term function. However, the biological effects of this treatment are far from being elucidated and existing animal models are limited and demanding. Recently, we introduced an implanted device for double-site epicardial pacing in rats and echocardiographically demonstrated favorable effects of LV and biventricular (LV-based) pacing modes typically observed in humans. Here, this new animal model was further characterized...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714039/current-role-of-echocardiography-in-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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REVIEW
Donato Mele, Matteo Bertini, Michele Malagù, Marianna Nardozza, Roberto Ferrari
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an established treatment for patients with heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction. Patients are usually assessed by echocardiography, which provides a number of anatomical and functional information used for cardiac dyssynchrony assessment, prognostic stratification, identification of the optimal site of pacing in the left ventricle, optimization of the CRT device, and patient follow-up. Compared to other cardiac imaging techniques, echocardiography has the advantage to be non-invasive, repeatable, and safe, without exposure to ionizing radiation or nefrotoxic contrast...
July 17, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695377/ventricular-dyssynchrony-assessment-using-ultra-high-frequency-ecg-technique
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Pavel Jurak, Josef Halamek, Jaroslav Meluzin, Filip Plesinger, Tereza Postranecka, Jolana Lipoldova, Miroslav Novak, Vlastimil Vondra, Ivo Viscor, Ladislav Soukup, Petr Klimes, Petr Vesely, Josef Sumbera, Karel Zeman, Roshini S Asirvatham, Jason Tri, Samuel J Asirvatham, Pavel Leinveber
PURPOSE: The aim of this proof-of-concept study is to introduce new high-dynamic ECG technique with potential to detect temporal-spatial distribution of ventricular electrical depolarization and to assess the level of ventricular dyssynchrony. METHODS: 5-kHz 12-lead ECG data was collected. The amplitude envelopes of the QRS were computed in an ultra-high frequency band of 500-1000 Hz and were averaged (UHFQRS). UHFQRS V lead maps were compiled, and numerical descriptor identifying ventricular dyssynchrony (UHFDYS) was detected...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692143/ventricular-dyssynchrony-in-pregnant-women-a-tissue-doppler-study
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Ragab A Mahfouz, Waleed S El-Awady, Ashraf Dewedar
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the left ventricular (LV) synchronicity in pregnant women and to identify the main determinants of LV dyssynchrony in asymptomatic pregnant women. METHODS: One hundred sixty-seven pregnant women consecutively and 48 age-matched nonpregnant controls were enrolled. For the assessment of LV systolic dyssynchrony, the standard deviation of the time from QRS onset to peak systolic (Tps-LV- standard deviation [SD]) velocity and the maximal difference of the time from QRS onset to peak systolic velocity (Tps-LV) from 12 segments at the apical views...
July 10, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691201/combined-myocardial-deformation-to-predict-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-response-in-non-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
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Ning Yang, Zhao-Guang Liang, Zhao-Jun Wang, Hui Liu, Chao Chi, Yan-Feng Tian, Shu-Han Qi, Bi-Yu Wang, Wei Han
BACKGROUND: 20-30% of patients do not benefit from CRT when the established selection criteria were applied. We hypothesized that a combined assessment of mechanical dyssynchrony, myocardial deformation and diastolic function would identify patients who would benefit most from CRT. METHOD: In 36 CRT patients, clinical evaluation and echocardiography were performed before and after CRT. Patients were classified into 3 subgroups according to their amount of response: echocardiographic responders, clinical responders, and nonresponders...
July 10, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677054/left-ventricular-regional-myocardial-motion-and-twist-function-in-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot-evaluated-by-magnetic-resonance-tissue-phase-mapping
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Meng-Chu Chang, Ming-Ting Wu, Ken-Pen Weng, Mao-Yuan Su, Marius Menza, Hung-Chieh Huang, Hsu-Hsia Peng
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to characterise regional myocardial motion and twist function in the left ventricles (LV) in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (rTOF) and preserved LV global function. METHODS: We recruited 47 rTOF patients and 38 age-matched normal volunteers. Tissue phase mapping (TPM) was performed for evaluating the LV myocardial velocity in longitudinal, radial, and circumferential (Vz, Vr, and VØ) directions in basal, middle, and apical slices...
July 4, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667454/effects-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-on-right-ventricular-function-during-rest-and-exercise-as-assessed-by-radionuclide-angiography-and-on-nt-probnp-levels
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Cinzia Valzania, Mauro Biffi, Rachele Bonfiglioli, Francesco Fallani, Cristian Martignani, Igor Diemberger, Matteo Ziacchi, Jessica Frisoni, Luciana Tomasi, Stefano Fanti, Claudio Rapezzi, Giuseppe Boriani
AIM: We carried out this study to investigate mid-term effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) on right ventricular (RV) function and neurohormonal response, expressed by N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), in heart failure patients stratified by baseline RV ejection fraction (RVEF). METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty-six patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy underwent technetium-99m radionuclide angiography with bicycle exercise immediately after CRT implantation (during spontaneous rhythm and after CRT activation) and 3 months later...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660552/adverse-remodeling-and-reverse-remodeling-after-myocardial-infarction
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REVIEW
Ankeet S Bhatt, Andrew P Ambrosy, Eric J Velazquez
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review it to summarize the current literature on remodeling after myocardial infarction, inclusive of pathophysiological considerations, imaging modalities, treatment strategies, and future directions. RECENT FINDINGS: As patients continue to live longer after myocardial infarction (MI), the prevalence of post-MI heart failure continues to rise. Changes in the left ventricle (LV) after MI involve complex interactions between cellular and extracellular components, under neurohormonal regulation...
August 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641799/the-continued-search-for-physiological%C3%A2-pacing-where-are-we-now
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REVIEW
Pugazhendhi Vijayaraman, Pierre Bordachar, Kenneth A Ellenbogen
Cardiac pacing is an effective treatment for patients with bradycardia due to sinus node dysfunction or atrioventricular block. Despite decades of technological advances, the optimal ventricular pacing site to mimic normal human ventricular physiology and best hemodynamic response remains elusive. Beginning with atrial synchronous right ventricular (RV) apical pacing, the search has continued through alternate RV pacing sites, minimizing RV pacing, biventricular pacing, left ventricular (LV) pacing, and His-bundle pacing...
June 27, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639972/imaging-in-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot-with-a-focus-on-recent-advances-in-echocardiography
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Guillermo Larios, Mark K Friedberg
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Imaging is essential for the management of adults with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (rToF). Echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging are the central modalities to assess rToF. Here we review recent literature on imaging rToF, focusing on echocardiography and advances in assessment of cardiac mechanics. RECENT FINDINGS: Several two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and Doppler echo parameters have been proposed to assess pulmonary regurgitation, right ventricular volumes and ejection fraction, but most of them still have important limitations in their feasibility and reliability compared to cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR)...
July 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631207/qrs-width-as-a-predictor-of-right-ventricular-remodeling-after-percutaneous-pulmonary-valve-implantation
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C Paech, I Dähnert, F T Riede, R Wagner, T Kister, K Nieschke, F Wagner, R A Gebauer
Recent data showed a right ventricular dyssynchrony in patients with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) has become an important procedure to treat a pulmonary stenosis and/or regurgitation of the right ventricular outflow tract in these patients. Despite providing good results, there is still a considerable number of nonresponders to PPVI. The authors speculated that electrical dysfunction of the right ventricle plays an underestimated role in the outcome of patients after PPVI...
June 19, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624975/deleterious-acute-and-chronic-effects-of-bradycardic-right-ventricular-apex-pacing-consequences-for-arrhythmic-outcome
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T R G Stams, A Dunnink, W M van Everdingen, H D M Beekman, R van der Nagel, B Kok, M F A Bierhuizen, M J Cramer, M Meine, M A Vos
In the chronic complete atrioventricular (AV) block dog (CAVB) model, both bradycardia and altered ventricular activation due to the uncontrolled idioventricular rhythm contribute to ventricular remodeling and the enhanced susceptibility to Torsade de Pointes (TdP) arrhythmias. We investigated the effect of permanent bradycardic right ventricular apex (RVA) pacing on mechanical and electrical remodeling and TdP. In 23 anesthetized dogs, serial experiments were performed at sinus rhythm (SR), acutely after AV block (AAVB) and 3 weeks of remodeling CAVB at a fixed pacing rate of 60/min...
July 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623910/pilot-study-using-3d-longitudinal-strain-computation-in-a-multi-parametric-approach-for-best-selecting-responders-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Maxime Fournet, Anne Bernard, Sylvestre Marechaux, Elena Galli, Raphael Martins, Philippe Mabo, J Claude Daubert, Christophe Leclercq, Alfredo Hernandez, Erwan Donal
BACKGROUND: Almost all attempts to improve patient selection for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) using echo-derived indices have failed so far. We sought to assess: the performance of homemade software for the automatic quantification of integral 3D regional longitudinal strain curves exploring left ventricular (LV) mechanics and the potential value of this tool to predict CRT response. METHODS: Forty-eight heart failure patients in sinus rhythm, referred for CRT-implantation (mean age: 65 years; LV-ejection fraction: 26%; QRS-duration: 160 milliseconds) were prospectively explored...
June 17, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608184/assessment-of-left-ventricular-contraction-patterns-using-gated-spect-mpi-to-predict-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-response
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Ningchao Tao, Yuanhao Qiu, Haipeng Tang, Zhiyong Qian, Hongping Wu, Rui Zhu, Yao Wang, Xiaofeng Hou, Weihua Zhou, Jiangang Zou
BACKGROUND: The U-shaped left ventricular (LV) contraction pattern, identified by MRI or echocardiography, is associated with improved CRT response. Gated SPECT MPI can measure both myocardial viability and mechanical dyssynchrony in a single scan. The aim of this study is to examine the relationship of the LV contraction pattern and the response of CRT in patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB). METHODS: Fifty-eight patients who met CRT guidelines and who had pre-CRT MPI were enrolled...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600101/non-cardiac-factors-for-prediction-of-response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-the-value-of-baseline-and-of-serial-changes-in-red-cell-distribution-width
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Erberto Carluccio, Paolo Biagioli, Gianfranco Alunni, Adriano Murrone, Gianluca Zingarini, Stefano Coiro, Antonella D'Antonio, Anna Mengoni, Maria Francesca Cerasa, Giuseppe Ambrosio
BACKGROUND: Increased red blood cell distribution width (RDW) has been associated with poor outcome after cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). However, whether baseline RDW, and its serial changes after CRT implant, have incremental prognostic value is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 148 consecutive patients (age, 68±9years; 122 men) undergoing CRT, RDW was assessed before and 3months after implant. Patients were categorized according to baseline RDW (≤14...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600094/cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-for-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Amole Ojo, Sohaib Tariq, Prakash Harikrishnan, Sei Iwai, Jason T Jacobson
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has emerged as a valued nonpharmacologic therapy in patients with heart failure, reduced ejection fraction (EF), and ventricular dyssynchrony manifest as left bundle branch block. The mechanisms of benefit include remodeling of the left ventricle leading to decreased dimensions and increased EF, as well as a decrease in the severity of mitral regurgitation. This article reviews the rationale, effects, and indications for CRT, and discusses the patient characteristics that predict response and considerations for nonresponders...
July 2017: Interventional cardiology clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597808/activation-delay-induced-mechanical-dyssynchrony-in-single-ventricle-heart-disease
#17
Daniel Forsha, Niels Risum, Piers Barker
We present the case of an infant with a single functional ventricle who developed ventricular dysfunction and heart failure due to an electrical activation delay and dyssynchrony. Earlier recognition of this potentially reversible aetiology may have changed her poor outcome.
June 9, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597323/stent-induced-flow-disturbances-in-the-ipsilateral-external-carotid-artery-following-internal-carotid-artery-stenting-a%C3%A2-temporary-cause-of-jaw-claudication
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Georgiana-Aura Giurgea, Markus Haumer, Irene Mlekusch, Schila Sabeti-Sandor, Petra Dick, Martin Schillinger, Erich Minar, Wolfgang Mlekusch
BACKGROUND: We hypothesize that stenting of the internal carotid artery can immediately impede blood flow to the external carotid artery by either plaque shift or stent coverage of the ostium, and thereby cause ischemic symptoms like ipsilateral jaw claudication. METHODS: Thirty-three patients with high-grade asymptomatic stenosis of the internal carotid artery who underwent endovascular treatment were examined by ultrasound of the external carotid artery and performed an exercise test by chewing chewing gum synchronously to an electronic metronome for 3 min...
June 9, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592851/left-ventricular-hemodynamic-forces-as-a-marker-of-mechanical-dyssynchrony-in-heart-failure-patients-with-left-bundle-branch-block
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Jonatan Eriksson, Jakub Zajac, Urban Alehagen, Ann F Bolger, Tino Ebbers, Carl-Johan Carlhäll
Left bundle branch block (LBBB) causes left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony which is often associated with heart failure. A significant proportion of heart failure patients do not demonstrate clinical improvement despite cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). How LBBB-related effects on LV diastolic function may contribute to those therapeutic failures has not been clarified. We hypothesized that LV hemodynamic forces calculated from 4D flow MRI could serve as a marker of diastolic mechanical dyssynchrony in LBBB hearts...
June 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589379/mechanical-dyssynchrony-with-phase-analysis-of-gated-spect-nap-time-is-over
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EDITORIAL
Wael AlJaroudi
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June 6, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
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