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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820653/fibrous-skeleton-of-the-heart-anatomic-overview-and-evaluation-of-pathologic-conditions-with-ct-and-mr-imaging
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Farhood Saremi, Damián Sánchez-Quintana, Shumpei Mori, Horia Muresian, Diane E Spicer, Cameron Hassani, Robert H Anderson
The fibrous skeleton is concentrated at the base of the ventricular mass. It provides electrical insulation at the atrioventricular level and fibrous continuity for the leaflets of the mitral, aortic, and tricuspid valves. Its components include the fibrous trigones, the fibrous area of aortic-mitral continuity, the subvalvar collar of the mitral valve, the membranous septum, the interleaflet triangles, the tendon of Todaro, and likely the conus ligament. The majority of the mitral annulus is fibrous, but the only true fibrous part of the tricuspid annulus is where the valvar leaflets are attached to the central fibrous body...
August 18, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819955/giant-left-main-coronary-artery-aneurysm-revealed-by-a-myocardial-infarction
#2
Zied Ibn Elhadj, Marouane Boukhris, Lobna Laaroussi, Afef Ben Halima, Salem Kachboura
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812383/evaluation-of-relationship-between-coronary-artery-status-evaluated-by-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-and-development-of-cardiomyopathy-in-carbon-monoxide-poisoned-patients-with-myocardial-injury-a-prospective-observational-study
#3
Yong Sung Cha, Hyun Kim, Yoonsuk Lee, Woocheol Kwon, Jung-Woo Son, Hyun Youk, Hyung Il Kim, Oh Hyun Kim, Kyung Hye Park, Kyoung-Chul Cha, Kang Hyun Lee, Sung Oh Hwang
OBJECTIVES: Whether coronary artery changes are a main mechanism in the development of carbon monoxide (CO)-induced cardiomyopathy remains unknown. We investigated the effects of coronary artery stenosis on the presence or patterns of cardiomyopathy in CO-poisoned patients with myocardial injury defined as elevation of troponin I. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective observational study collected data from consecutive patients who were diagnosed with CO poisoning and myocardial injury during the 24-month study period...
August 16, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812262/systolic-dysfunction-in-infarcted-mice-does-not-necessarily-lead-to-heart-failure-need-to-refine-preclinical-models
#4
María Villalba-Orero, Marina López-Olañeta, Pablo García-Pavía, Enrique Lara-Pezzi
Heart failure (HF) is a major cause of death and hospitalization worldwide. Despite advances in reducing mortality, prognosis remains poor and prevalence has reached epidemic proportions. The limitations of available preclinical models represent a major hurdle in the development of new therapies. Myocardial infarction (MI) is a main cause of HF in humans, and mouse models of MI are often used to study HF mechanisms and experimental treatments. We investigated whether MI in mice constitutes an appropriate model of HF...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811999/quantitative-analysis-of-epicardial-fat-volume-effects-of-scanning-protocol-and-reproducibility-of-measurements-in-non-contrast-cardiac-ct-vs-coronary-ct-angiography
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Luigia D'Errico, Francesco Salituri, Marco Ciardetti, Riccardo Favilla, Alessandro Mazzarisi, Giuseppe Coppini, Carlo Bartolozzi, Paoli Marraccini
BACKGROUND: Several studies have focused on the role of epicardial fat in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The main purpose of the study was to evaluate a computerized method for the quantitative analysis of epicardial fat volume (EFV) by non-contrast cardiac CT (NCT) for coronary calcium scan and coronary CT angiography (coronary CTA). METHODS: Thirty patients (61±12.5 years, 73% male, body mass index (BMI) =25.9±6.3 kg/m(2)) referred to our Institution for suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) underwent NCT and coronary CTA...
June 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808947/the-sydney-heart-bank-improving-translational-research-while-eliminating-or-reducing-the-use-of-animal-models-of-human-heart-disease
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REVIEW
C G Dos Remedios, S P Lal, A Li, J McNamara, A Keogh, P S Macdonald, R Cooke, E Ehler, R Knöll, S B Marston, J Stelzer, H Granzier, C Bezzina, S van Dijk, F De Man, G J M Stienen, J Odeberg, F Pontén, W Linke, J van der Velden
The Sydney Heart Bank (SHB) is one of the largest human heart tissue banks in existence. Its mission is to provide high-quality human heart tissue for research into the molecular basis of human heart failure by working collaboratively with experts in this field. We argue that, by comparing tissues from failing human hearts with age-matched non-failing healthy donor hearts, the results will be more relevant than research using animal models, particularly if their physiology is very different from humans. Tissue from heart surgery must generally be used soon after collection or it significantly deteriorates...
August 14, 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803801/st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-with-anomalous-left-main-coronary-artery-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#7
REVIEW
Nicholas J Whitehead, Allan J Davies, Michael McGee, Nicholas J Collins
Anomalous left main coronary artery is rare. We present four cases where anomalous left main coronary artery was diagnosed during emergent cardiac catheterization for ST elevation myocardial infarction. Procedural characteristics, technical challenges, and relevant literature are discussed.
July 14, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799701/drug-eluting-stents-versus-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-for-left-main-coronary-artery-disease
#8
Hisato Takagi, Tomo Ando, Takuya Umemoto
OBJECTIVES: To compare follow-up outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stents (DES-PCI) versus coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for left-main coronary artery disease (LMCAD), we performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies with propensity-score analysis. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched through November 2016. Eligible studies were RCTs or observational studies with propensity-score analysis of DES-PCI versus CABG enrolling patients with LMCAD and reporting ≥ 6-month mortality, myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, or repeat revascularization (RRV)...
August 11, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797953/varying-clinical-presentations-of-anomalous-origin-of-the-left-main-coronary-artery-from-the-right-coronary-sinus-with-an-interarterial-course-in-adults
#9
Ronen Rubinshtein, Moshe Y Flugelman, Ayman Jubran, Avinoam Shiran, Ronen Jaffe
The diagnosis of anomalous origin of the left main coronary artery from the right coronary sinus with an interarterial course in children and adolescents is considered life-threatening and clinical guidelines recommend surgical correction. The prognostic implications of this diagnosis in adults are not clear. This anomaly may present in adults as sudden cardiac death or may be diagnosed incidentally. Treatment of this anomaly in adults should be tailored individually taking into account the clinical presentation and patient characteristics...
August 4, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797009/left-main-coronary-stenosis-surgery-still-reigns
#10
Marc Ruel, Hidetake Kawajiri, David Glineur, Juan Grau, Mario Gaudino, Subodh Verma
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has been regarded as the mainstream treatment for unprotected left main coronary artery (ULMCA) stenosis. However, the results of the Evaluation of XIENCE versus Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery for Effectiveness of Left Main Revascularization (EXCEL) trial, in which percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was deemed noninferior to CABG, have raised a question whether the guidelines should be changed. This article provides a critical appraisal of recent randomized control trials (RCTs) on ULMCA stenosis...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795296/current-trends-in-selection-of-conduits-for-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
#11
REVIEW
Thierry Carrel, Bernhard Winkler
The procedure of coronary artery bypass grafting continues to be the "gold standard" for patients with multivessel coronary artery disease and left main stenosis due to favourable long-term and consistent outcomes despite the advent of new generations of stents. But the targeted better long-term outcome of surgical revascularization over percutaneous interventions depends on several variables and aspects; one of them is the choice of conduits used to bypass the stenosed arteries. Coronary artery bypass surgery has been studied and debated for decades and the same applies to the selection of grafts...
August 9, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792156/successful-treatment-of-unprotected-left-main-coronary-bifurcation-lesion-using-minimum-contrast-volume-with-intravascular-ultrasound-guidance
#12
Oh Hyun Lee, Chul Min Ahn, Jung Sun Kim, Byeong Keuk Kim, Young Guk Ko, Donghoon Choi, Yangsoo Jang, Myeong Ki Hong
Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a serious complication in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and is associated with higher morbidity and mortality. The limiting volume of contrast medium is safest and most reliable strategy for CIN prevention. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) serves as an attractive alternative imaging tool to angiography in many steps during PCI, thereby reducing the use of contrast agents. Here, we reported a case of successfully treated unprotected left main bifurcation lesion with heavily calcified and diffuse lesion under the IVUS-guided PCI using low volumes of contrast dye of total 12 cc in an elderly patient...
September 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790123/prognostic-significance-of-nonobstructive-left-main-coronary-artery-disease-in-women-versus-men-long-term-outcomes-from-the-confirm-coronary-ct-angiography-evaluation-for-clinical-outcomes-an-international-multicenter-registry
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Joe X Xie, Parham Eshtehardi, Tina Varghese, Abhinav Goyal, Puja K Mehta, William Kang, Jonathon Leipsic, Bríain Ó Hartaigh, C Noel Bairey Merz, Daniel S Berman, Heidi Gransar, Matthew J Budoff, Stephan Achenbach, Tracy Q Callister, Hugo Marques, Ronen Rubinshtein, Mouaz H Al-Mallah, Daniele Andreini, Gianluca Pontone, Filippo Cademartiri, Erica Maffei, Kavitha Chinnaiyan, Gilbert Raff, Martin Hadamitzky, Joerg Hausleiter, Gudrun Feuchtner, Philipp A Kaufmann, Todd C Villines, Benjamin J W Chow, James K Min, Leslee J Shaw
BACKGROUND: Patients with obstructive (≥50% stenosis) left main (LM) coronary artery disease (CAD) are at high risk for adverse events; prior studies have also documented worse outcomes among women than men with severe multivessel/LM CAD. However, the prognostic significance of nonobstructive (1%-49% stenosis) LM CAD, including sex-specific differences, has not been previously examined. METHODS AND RESULTS: In the long-term CONFIRM (Coronary CT Angiography Evaluation For Clinical Outcomes: An International Multicenter) registry, patients underwent elective coronary computed tomographic angiography for suspected CAD and were followed for 5 years...
August 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789844/impact-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-undergoing-transfemoral-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Jasmin Shamekhi, Anja Stundl, Marcel Weber, Fritz Mellert, Armin Welz, Eberhard Grube, Georg Nickenig, Nikos Werner, Jan-Malte Sinning
BACKGROUND: The impact of coronary artery disease (CAD) and revascularization on outcome in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has not been fully elucidated so far. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether the degree of CAD influences the prognosis of patients undergoing TAVI. METHODS: Before TAVI, all patients underwent revascularization of the proximal vessels or the left main stem if indicated (stenosis ≥70% or 50%, respectively)...
July 25, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789842/impact-of-target-vessel-on-long-term-cardiac-mortality-after-successful-chronic-total-occlusion-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-insights-from-a-japanese-multicenter-registry
#15
Satoru Mitomo, Toru Naganuma, Richard J Jabbour, Katsumasa Sato, Hideo Takebayashi, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Jun-Ei Obata, Kenji Sakamoto, Kenichi Tsujita, Kiyotaka Kugiyama, Hisao Ogawa, Sunao Nakamura
BACKGROUND: The impact of successful chronic total occlusion (S-CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on cardiac mortality may differ depending on target CTO vessel; however, to date this has not yet been adequately evaluated. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of target vessel on cardiac mortality after S-CTO PCI. METHODS: From January 2004 to December 2011, 1517 CTO PCIs were performed in 4 Japanese centers and enrolled in a multicenter registry...
August 4, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779988/impact-of-polymorphism-rs7041-and-rs4588-of-vitamin-d-binding-protein-on-the-extent-of-coronary-artery-disease
#16
V Daffara, M Verdoia, R Rolla, M Nardin, P Marino, G Bellomo, A Carriero, G De Luca
BACKGROUND AND AIM: 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficiency represents a widespread social problem but also an emerging risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Genetic variants of the Vitamin D Binding Protein (VDBP), the main transporter of vitamin D in the bloodstream, have been shown to account for a significant variability in the levels and systemic effects of vitamin D. We investigated whether the single nucleotide polymorphisms, rs7041 and rs4588, of VDBP are associated to the prevalence and extent of coronary artery disease...
June 24, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776539/characteristics-management-and-outcomes-of-acute-heart-failure-in-the-emergency-department-a-multicenter-registry-study-with-1-year-follow-up-in-a-chinese-cohort-in-beijing
#17
Guo-Gan Wang, Si-Jia Wang, Jian Qin, Chun-Sheng Li, Xue-Zhong Yu, Hong Shen, Li-Pei Yang, Yan Fu, Ya-An Zheng, Bin Zhao, Dong-Min Yu, Fu-Jun Qin, De-Gui Zhou, Ying Li, Fu-Jun Liu, Wei Li, Wei Zhao, Xin Gao, Zheng Wang, Ming Jin, Hong Zeng, Yi Li, Guo-Xing Wang, Hong Zhou, Xiao-Lu Sun, Peng-Bo Wang, Kam-Sang Woo
BACKGROUND: The emergency department (ED) has a pivotal influence on the management of acute heart failure (AHF), but data concerning current ED management are scarce. This Beijing AHF Registry Study investigated the characteristics, ED management, and short- and long-term clinical outcomes of AHF. METHODS: This prospective, multicenter, observational study consecutively enrolled 3335 AHF patients who visited 14 EDs in Beijing from January 1, 2011, to September 23, 2012...
August 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776266/impact-of-left-main-coronary-artery-disease-on-long-term-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-drug-eluting-stent-implantation
#18
Se Hun Kang, Cheol Whan Lee, Seunghee Baek, Pil Hyung Lee, Jung-Min Ahn, Duk-Woo Park, Soo-Jin Kang, Seung-Whan Lee, Young-Hak Kim, Seong-Wook Park, Seung-Jung Park
BACKGROUND: Limited data are available on long-term mortality according to the extent of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stent (DES). We assessed long-term mortality DES implantation according to the extent of CAD and the impact of left main CAD alone on mortality among patients undergoing PCI with DES. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 18,716 patients were pooled from real-world PCI registries...
August 3, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776069/porcine-arteriogenesis-based-on-vasa-vasorum-in-a-novel-semi-acute-occlusion-model-using-high-resolution-imaging
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Jonathan M Harnoss, Florian Krackhardt, Zully Ritter, Susanne Granzow, Dieter Felsenberg, Konrad Neumann, Lilach O Lerman, Fabian Riediger, Philipp Hillmeister, Peter Bramlage, Ivo R Buschmann
Bridging collaterals (BC) develop in several chronic total artery occlusion diseases, and can prevent extensive myocardial necrosis. Yet, their origin, growth process, and histo-morphology are still unclear. Since vasa vasorum (VV) may take part in collateralization, we hypothesized that VV are the basis for BCs. To comprehensively investigate this arteriogenesis process, we used high-resolution imaging, including corrosion casts, post-mortem angiography with stereoscopy, micro-CT, and immunohistology, in combination with a novel semi-acute vessel occlusion model...
August 3, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776068/clinical-outcomes-of-left-main-crossover-stenting-for-ostial-left-anterior-descending-artery-acute-myocardial-infarction
#20
Kei Yamamoto, Kenichi Sakakura, Naoyuki Akashi, Yusuke Watanabe, Masamitsu Noguchi, Yousuke Taniguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
Percutaneous coronary interventions to ostial left anterior descending artery (LAD)-acute myocardial infarction (AMI) were challenging, especially in crossover stenting from left main trunk (LMT) to LAD. The clinical outcomes of ostial LAD-AMI that needed crossover stenting were not well investigated. The objective of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes of LMT crossover stenting with those of ostial LAD just proximal (jp) stenting. Between January 2009 and March 2016, 1499 patients were diagnosed as AMI in our institution...
August 3, 2017: Heart and Vessels
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