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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241122/numerical-investigation-of-vasospasm-detection-by-extracranial-blood-velocity-ratios
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Jaiyoung Ryu, Nerissa Ko, Xiao Hu, Shawn C Shadden
BACKGROUND: Early diagnosis of vasospasm following subarachnoid hemorrhage can prevent cerebral ischemia and improve neurological outcomes. This study numerically evaluates the relevance of extracranial blood velocity indices to detect vasospasm. METHODS: A numerical model of cerebral blood flow was used to evaluate the hemodynamics associated with anterior and posterior vasospasm under normal and impaired cerebral autoregulation conditions. Extracranial blood velocities at the carotid and vertebral arteries and their ratios between ipsilateral and contralateral, anterior and posterior, and downstream and upstream arteries were monitored during vasospasm progression...
February 28, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240953/cardiorespiratory-function-in-thoroughbreds-during-locomotion-on-a-treadmill-at-an-incline-or-decline
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Hajime Ohmura, Kazutaka Mukai, Toshiyuki Takahashi, Hiroko Aida, James H Jones
OBJECTIVE To determine cardiorespiratory responses of Thoroughbreds to uphill and downhill locomotion on a treadmill at identical gradients. ANIMALS 5 highly trained Thoroughbred geldings. PROCEDURES Thoroughbreds were exercised for 2-minute intervals on a treadmill at 1.7, 3.5, 6.0, 8.0, and 10.0 m/s at a 4% incline, 0% incline (horizontal plane), and 4% decline in random order on different days. Stride frequency, stride length, and cardiopulmonary and O2-transport variables were measured and analyzed by means of repeated-measures ANOVA and Holm-Šidák pairwise comparisons...
March 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240427/mitral-systolic-velocity-at-peak-exercise-predicts-impaired-exercise-capacity-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Kenji Masada, Takayuki Hidaka, Yu Harada, Mirai Kinoshita, Kiho Itakura, Akifumi Higashi, Hiroto Utsunomiya, Yasuki Kihara
BACKGROUND: Nearly half of patients with heart failure have normal left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), but their prognosis is no better than those with reduced LVEF. Although peak oxygen consumption (VO2 ) is an independent predictor of mortality in heart failure, it is unclear how cardiac function during exercise contributes to peak VO2 . Therefore, we explored the useful parameters measured by exercise stress echocardiography to predict peak VO2 in patients with heart failure with preserved LVEF (HFpEF)...
February 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240387/linear-and-nonlinear-contributions-to-oxygen-transport-and-utilization-during-moderate-random-exercise-in-humans
#4
T Beltrame, R L Hughson
The assumption of the aerobic system linearity implies that the pulmonary oxygen uptake (pV̇O2) dynamic during exercise transitions present a first-order characteristic. The main objective of this study was to test the linearity of the oxygen delivery-utilization balance during random moderate exercise. The cardiac output (Q̇) and deoxygenated hemoglobin (HHb) were measured to infer about the central and local O2 availability, respectively. Thirteen healthy men performed two consecutive pseudorandom binary sequence cycling exercises followed by an incremental protocol...
February 27, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239994/aortic-stenosis-in-dialysis-patients
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Yousif Ahmad, Michael F Bellamy, Christopher S R Baker
Aortic valve stenosis occurs 10-20 years earlier in patients on dialysis compared with the general population. This is likely related to the exposure of the valve to a milieu that predisposes to calcification as well as increased shear stress across the valve. Objective assessment of stenosis severity is largely made using echocardiography though accurate interpretation requires an understanding of the potential pitfalls of the technique and the influence of cardiac output upon the gradient measured across the valve...
February 26, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238244/nt-probnp-as-a-potential-marker-of-left-atrial-dysfunction-in-rheumatic-mitral-stenosis-correlation-with-left-atrial-function-after-pbmv
#6
Rashi Khare, Sudhanshu Dwivedi
BACKGROUND: Rheumatic heart disease is a common reason for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Plasma levels of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) are known to rise in patients with MS, but the role of this compound as a non-invasive marker of left atrial (LA) dysfunction is yet to be established. The study aim was to correlate levels of NT-proBNP in patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS), with echocardiographic parameters of LA function including tissue Doppler-derived strain/strain rate (S/Sr) indices, hemodynamic parameters of LA function, before and after percutaneous balloon mitral valvotomy (PBMV) for a follow up of one year...
September 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238048/dynamics-of-the-rr-interval-versus-blood-pressure-relationship-at-exercise-onset-in-humans
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Aurélien Bringard, Alessandra Adami, Nazzareno Fagoni, Timothée Fontolliet, Frédéric Lador, Christian Moia, Enrico Tam, Guido Ferretti
PURPOSE: The dynamics of the postulated phenomenon of exercise baroreflex resetting is poorly understood, but can be investigated using closed-loop procedures. To shed light on some mechanisms and temporal relationships participating in the resetting process, we studied the time course of the relationship between the R-R interval (RRi) and arterial pressure with a closed-loop approach. METHODS: On ten young volunteers at rest and during light exercise in supine and upright position, we continuously determined, on single-beat basis, RRi (electrocardiography), and arterial pressure (non-invasive finger pressure cuff)...
February 25, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237983/effects-of-cardiac-function-with-postoperative-arteriovenous-fistula-blood-flow-in-patients-with-hemodialysis
#8
Keiichi Wakabayashi, Hiroaki Io, Junichiro Nakata, Hirotaka Nakamoto, Michiko Sato, Yu Sasaki, Yoshio Shimizu, Satoshi Horikoshi, Yasuhiko Tomino, Yusuke Suzuki
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study was aimed at evaluating the effect of cardiac function with postoperative arteriovenous fistula (AVF) blood flow in hemodialysis (HD) patients. METHODS: A total of 45 HD patients were examined at the Juntendo University Hospital. The AVF blood flow was measured using ultrasonography, and the cardiac function was measured using echocardiography. Correlation between these parameters and the rate of change in body weight (BW) was analyzed...
February 25, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236850/intermittent-hypoxia-as-a-means-to-improve-aerobic-capacity-in-type-2-diabetes
#9
R J Leone, S Lalande
Physical inactivity and a low maximal aerobic capacity (VO2max) strongly predict morbidity and mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Patients with T2D have a reduced VO2max when compared with healthy individuals of similar age, weight, and physical activity levels, and this lower aerobic capacity is usually attributed to a reduced oxygen delivery to the working muscles. The oxygen carrying capacity of the blood, as well as increases in cardiac output and blood flow, contribute to the delivery of oxygen to the active muscles during exercise...
March 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236352/antazoline-insights-into-drug-induced-electrocardiographic-and-hemodynamic-effects-results-of-the-elephant-ii-substudy
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Roman Piotrowski, Joanna Giebułtowicz, Jakub Baran, Agnieszka Sikorska, Dagmara Gralak-Łachowska, Małgorzata Soszyńska, Piotr Wroczyński, Piotr Kułakowski
BACKGROUND: Antazoline is an old antihistaminic and new antiarrhythmic agent with unknown mechanisms of action which recently has been shown to effectively terminate atrial fibrillation. The aim of study was to examine the effects of antazoline on hemodynamic and ECG parameters. METHODS: Antazoline was given intravenously in three 100 mg boluses to 10 healthy volunteers (four males, mean age 40 + 11 years). Hemodynamic and ECG parameters were measured using impedance cardiography [systolic (sBP), diastolic (dBP), mean (mBP) blood pressure, stroke volume (SV), cardiac output (CO), total peripheral resistance (TPR) and heart rate (HR), P wave, PR interval, QRS complex, QT and corrected QT (QTcF) interval]...
February 25, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236342/maternal-cardiac-output-in-early-labour-a-possible-link-with-obstetrics-risks
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Herbert Valensise, Grazia Maria Tiralongo, Ilaria Pisani, Daniele Farsetti, Damiano Lo Presti, Giulia Gagliardi, Ripalta Marica Basile, Gian Paolo Novelli, Barbara Vasapollo
OBJECTIVE: to verify if the hemodynamic assessment of "low risk" pregnant women at term can improve the identification of patients with a maternal or foetal-neonatal complication during labour MATERIALS AND METHODS: a prospective observational study was conducted on 77 pregnant women at term with diagnosis of initial labour. We obtained haemodynamic indices using the USCOM(®) system. Patients were followed until the end of labour to check for foetal-neonatal and maternal outcomes. RESULTS: Eleven patients (14...
February 25, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236163/comparison-of-patients-undergoing-surgical-versus-transcatheter-pulmonary-valve-replacement-criteria-for-referral-and-mid-term-outcome
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Jenny E Zablah, Nilanjana Misra, Dorota Gruber, Dipak Kholwadwala, Shilpi Epstein
Pulmonary regurgitation and/or stenosis (PS) is challenging in patients with congenital heart defects. Our aim was to identify if criteria for referral were different between surgical (SPVR) and transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement (TPVR) populations, and to further assess if any baseline differences influence the resultant ventricular remodeling at medium-term follow-up. Retrospective chart review of patients post-SPVR or TPVR at our center from 2013 to 2015 was conducted. Volumetric data from cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), 1 year before and 1 year after PVR was obtained...
February 25, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235974/acute-effects-of-glucagon-like-peptide-1-glp-19-36-amide-and-exenatide-on-mesenteric-blood-flow-cardiovascular-parameters-and-biomarkers-in-healthy-volunteers
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Lasse Bremholm, Ulrik B Andersen, Mads Hornum, Linda Hilsted, Simon Veedfald, Bolette Hartmann, Jens Juul Holst
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1, GLP-17-36amide) and its sister peptide glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) influence numerous intestinal functions and GLP-2 greatly increases intestinal blood flow. We hypothesized that GLP-1 also stimulates intestinal blood flow and that this would impact on the overall digestive and cardiovascular effects of the hormone. To investigate the influence of GLP-1 receptor agonism on mesenteric and renal blood flow and cardiovascular parameters, we carried out a double-blinded randomized clinical trial...
February 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235526/cardiac-output-changes-with-phenylephrine-and-ephedrine-infusions-during-spinal-anesthesia-for-cesarean-section-a-randomized-double-blind-trial
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W Mon, A Stewart, R Fernando, K Ashpole, N El-Wahab, S MacDonald, P Tamilselvan, M Columb, Y M Liu
Hypotension is a common side effect of spinal anesthesia. Phenylephrine and ephedrine are the two most frequently used vasopressors to treat spinal hypotension during cesarean delivery. In this randomized double-blind study, we aimed to evaluate cardiac output (CO) changes with phenylephrine or ephedrine infusions titrated to maintain baseline systolic blood pressure (bSBP) during spinal anesthesia. Women (n = 40) scheduled for elective cesarean delivery received either phenylephrine 100 μg/min or ephedrine 5 mg/min infusions...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228118/the-association-of-kidney-function-with-repetitive-breath-hold-diving-activities-of-female-divers-from-korea-haenyeo
#15
Yun Jung Oh, Ji Yong Jung, Sung Soo Kim, Kyong-Suk Chae, Jiwon Rhu, Chungsik Lee
BACKGROUND: Voluntary apnea during breath-hold diving (BHD) induces cardiovascular changes including bradycardia, reduced cardiac output, and arterial hypertension. Although the impacts of repetitive BHD on cardiovascular health have been studied previously, the long-term risk for kidney dysfunction has never been investigated. METHODS: A cross-sectional propensity score-matched study was performed to evaluate the influence of repetitive long-lasting BHD on kidney function...
February 23, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227618/non-invasive-cardiac-output-monitoring-in-pharmacology-a-plethysmographie-solution-in-rats
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Timothe Flenet, Julie Fontecave-Jallon, Stephane Tanguy, Francois Boucher, Pierre Baconnier, Pierre-Yves Gumery, Timothe Flenet, Julie Fontecave-Jallon, Stephane Tanguy, Francois Boucher, Pierre Baconnier, Pierre-Yves Gumery, Pierre-Yves Gumery, Pierre Baconnier, Stephane Tanguy, Julie Fontecave-Jallon, Francois Boucher, Timothe Flenet
Cardiovascular monitoring is of great importance in pharmacology but there is a lack of convenient non-invasive alternatives. Hence, we aim to evaluate the relevance of inductive plethysmography (IP) in preclinical cardiac studies. An IP system was specifically designed for rat. Its evaluation carried out using a mechanical test bench has shown appropriate instrumental performances for cardiac monitoring in rats. Measurements were also performed during a volume overload hemodynamic challenge in vivo in rats...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227258/electrocardiographic-waveforms-fitness-check-device-technique-for-sudden-cardiac-death-risk-screening
#17
O J Escalona, M Mendoza, O J Escalona, M Mendoza, O J Escalona, M Mendoza
A novel cardiac health device technique development for reliable, non-invasive and cost-effective heart screening in preventive cardiovascular healthcare is presented. In particular, identification of apparently healthy individuals involved in sports activities (particularly in the young, age <; 35 years) who may be at-risk of sudden-cardiac-death (SCD) is mainly focused here. Nevertheless, the same device technique may be prospectively extended for detecting cardiovascular abnormalities in children and adolescents with type1-diabetes, and also in detecting patients with Brugada syndrome...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227221/fundamentals-of-left-ventricular-volume-representation
#18
Peter L Kerkhof, Peter L Kerkhof, Peter L Kerkhof
The volume regulation graph is meant to relate the fundamental determinants of left ventricular (LV) function, namely end-systolic volume (ESV) and end-diastolic volume (EDV). This representation permits evaluation of the LV remodeling process, convenient stratification for clinically relevant covariates, as well as inscription of iso-stroke volume (SV) and iso-ejection fraction (EF) trajectories, the latter two as linear relationships. This retrospective study discusses LV volumetric parameters obtained from 155 patients (65 females) covering a wide spectrum of heart diseases...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227219/hemodynamic-determinants-and-ventriculo-arterial-coupling-are-sex-associated-in-heart-failure-patients
#19
Peter L Kerkhof, Guy R Heyndrickx, John K-J Li, Peter L Kerkhof, Guy R Heyndrickx, John K-J Li, Peter L Kerkhof, John K J Li, Guy R Heyndrickx
End-systolic volume (ESV) and end-diastolic volume (EDV) are key parameters in the analysis of left ventricular (LV) function, and the study of cardiac remodeling. The volume regulation graph (VRG) relates these fundamental determinants, and permits convenient stratification for clinically relevant covariates. This contribution analyzes sex-associated differences in hemodynamic parameters for 197 heart failure (HF) patients, evaluated by biplane ventriculography, in combination with arterial pressure. We calculated LV parameters such as stroke volume (SV), cardiac output (CO), ESV, EDV, ejection fraction (EF), end-systolic elastance (Emax), besides arterial parameters: effective arterial elastance (Ea), elastance ratio (the coupling index k), peripheral resistance (Rs), pulse pressure (PP), and arterial compliance (C), all normalized for body surface area when appropriate...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227126/cardiac-muscle-energetics-improved-normalisation-of-heat-using-optical-coherence-tomography
#20
Ming L Cheuk, Callum M Johnston, June-Chiew Han, Denis S Loiselle, Poul M F Nielsen, Andrew J Taberner, Ming L Cheuk, Callum M Johnston, June-Chiew Han, Denis S Loiselle, Poul M F Nielsen, Andrew J Taberner, June-Chiew Han, Callum M Johnston, Poul M F Nielsen, Ming L Cheuk, Denis S Loiselle, Andrew J Taberner
Heat liberated from isolated cardiac muscle has been used to inform us of thermo-mechanical processes that occur during a contraction. However, for comparisons between different samples to be useful, the heat output needs to be normalized to volume. We have implemented an optical coherence tomograph (OCT), together with a flow-through calorimeter, to accurately determine both muscle volume and heat in the same measurement chamber. The heat rate for multiple stimulation frequencies were recorded and normalized to the volume captured by the OCT...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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