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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788051/proximal-pulmonary-vascular-stiffness-as-a-prognostic-factor-in-children-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Richard M Friesen, Michal Schäfer, D Dunbar Ivy, Steven H Abman, Kurt Stenmark, Lorna P Browne, Alex J Barker, Kendall S Hunter, Uyen Truong
Aims: Main pulmonary artery (MPA) stiffness and abnormal flow haemodynamics in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) are strongly associated with elevated right ventricular (RV) afterload and associated with disease severity and poor clinical outcomes in adults with PAH. However, the long-term effects of MPA stiffness on RV function in children with PAH remain poorly understood. This study is the first comprehensive evaluation of MPA stiffness in children with PAH, delineating the mechanistic relationship between flow haemodynamics and MPA stiffness as well as the prognostic ability of these measures regarding clinical outcomes...
May 16, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782639/sudden-cardiac-death-in-athletes-and-the-value-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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REVIEW
Sophie I Mavrogeni, Flora Bacopoulou, Despoina Apostolaki, George P Chrousos
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the non-traumatic death, due to loss of heart function that occurs suddenly and unexpectedly within 6 hours of a previously normal state of health. It is related to intense competitive sports promoting ventricular tachycardia (VT)/ventricular fibrillation (VF) in the presence of underlying abnormal substrate. A serial evaluation of cardiac physiologic changes taking place during training will allow the better understanding of athlete's heart and will facilitate its discrimination from other gray-zone cardiomyopathies...
May 21, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774406/reduced-global-myocardial-perfusion-reserve-in-dcm-and-hcm-patients-assessed-by-cmr-based-velocity-encoded-coronary-sinus-flow-measurements-and-first-pass-perfusion-imaging
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Michael Bietenbeck, Anca Florian, Zornitsa Shomanova, Claudia Meier, Ali Yilmaz
BACKGROUND: Coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) is an independent predictor of poor prognosis in patients suffering from dilative or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (DCM/HCM). To assess CMD, quantitative myocardial first-pass perfusion (1P) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) can be performed. Coronary sinus flow (CSF) measurements at rest and during maximal vasodilatation are an alternative and well-validated approach for the quantification of global myocardial blood flow (MBF) in CMR...
May 17, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748700/myocardial-stress-perfusion-mri-experience-in-pediatric-and-young-adult-patients-following-arterial-switch-operation-utilizing-regadenoson
#4
Cory V Noel, Ramkumar Krishnamurthy, Prakash Masand, Brady Moffett, Tobiash Schlingmann, Benjamin Y Cheong, Rajesh Krishnamurthy
Dextro-transposition of the great arteries (D-TGA) is one of the most common cyanotic heart lesions. The arterial switch operation (ASO) is the preferred surgical palliation for D-TGA. One of the primary concerns following the ASO is complications arising from the coronary artery transfer. There is a need for myocardial perfusion assessment within ASO patients. There is no report on the utility of regadenoson as a stress agent in children following ASO. Our objective was to observe the safety and feasibility of regadenoson as a pharmacologic stressor for perfusion cardiac MR in a pilot cohort of pediatric and young-adult patients who have undergone ASO...
May 10, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706134/additive-value-of-3t-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-coronary-angiography-for-detecting-coronary-artery-disease
#5
Lijun Zhang, Xiantao Song, Li Dong, Jianan Li, Ruiyu Dou, Zhanming Fan, Jing An, Debiao Li
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the work was to evaluate the incremental diagnostic value of free-breathing, contrast-enhanced, whole-heart, 3 T cardiovascular magnetic resonance coronary angiography (CE-MRCA) to stress/rest myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) imaging for detecting coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: Fifty-one patients with suspected CAD underwent a comprehensive cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) examination (CE-MRCA, MPI, and LGE)...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695249/aortic-flow-patterns-and-wall-shear-stress-maps-by-4d-flow-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-in-the-assessment-of-aortic-dilatation-in-bicuspid-aortic-valve-disease
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José Fernando Rodríguez-Palomares, Lydia Dux-Santoy, Andrea Guala, Raquel Kale, Giuliana Maldonado, Gisela Teixidó-Turà, Laura Galian, Marina Huguet, Filipa Valente, Laura Gutiérrez, Teresa González-Alujas, Kevin M Johnson, Oliver Wieben, David García-Dorado, Arturo Evangelista
BACKGROUND: In patients with bicuspid valve (BAV), ascending aorta (AAo) dilatation may be caused by altered flow patterns and wall shear stress (WSS). These differences may explain different aortic dilatation morphotypes. Using 4D-flow cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR), we aimed to analyze differences in flow patterns and regional axial and circumferential WSS maps between BAV phenotypes and their correlation with ascending aorta dilatation morphotype. METHODS: One hundred and one BAV patients (aortic diameter ≤ 45 mm, no severe valvular disease) and 20 healthy subjects were studied by 4D-flow CMR...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582878/value-of-transluminal-attenuation-gradient-of-stress-ccta-for-diagnosis-of-haemodynamically-significant-coronary-artery-stenosis-using-wide-area-detector-ct-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-comparison-with-stress-perfusion-cmr
#7
Hee Yeong Kim, Hwan Seok Yong, Eung Ju Kim, Eun-Young Kang, Bo Kyoung Seo
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to evaluate the value of transluminal attenuation gradient (TAG) of stress coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA), using a wide-area detector CT in patients with coronary artery disease, compared to stress perfusion cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging. METHODS: This prospective study from May 2012 to January 2015 included 21 patients with moderate coronary stenosis on invasive coronary angiography. All patients underwent adenosine stress single-shot CCTA with a rest CCTA scan using a wide-area detector CT...
January 2018: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541674/data-on-diagnostic-performance-of-stress-perfusion-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-for-coronary-artery-disease-detection-at-the-vessel-level
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Apostolos Kiaos, Ioannis Tziatzios, Stavros Hadjimiltiades, Charalambos Karvounis, Theodoros D Karamitsos
Stress perfusion cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) has been proposed as an important gatekeeper for invasive coronary angiography (ICA) and percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) in patients evaluated for possible coronary artery disease (CAD) (Fihn et al., 2012; Montalescot et al., 2013) [1], [2]. Several meta-analyses have evaluated the accuracy of stress perfusion CMR to diagnose CAD at the vessel level (Danad et al., 2017; Dai et al., 2016; Jiang et al., 2016; Takx et al., 2015; Li et al., 2015; Desai and Jha, 2013; Jaarsma et al...
February 2018: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29540445/hypertrophy-regression-with-n-acetylcysteine-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-halt-hcm-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-double-blind-pilot-study
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Ali J Marian, Yanli Tan, Lili Li, Jeffrey Chang, Petros Syrris, Manouchehr Hessabi, Mohammad H Rahbar, James T Willerson, Benjamin Y Cheong, Chia-Ying Liu, Neal S Kleiman, David A Bluemke, Sherif F Nagueh
RATIONALE: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetic paradigm of cardiac hypertrophy. Cardiac hypertrophy and interstitial fibrosis are important risk factors for sudden death and morbidity in HCM. Oxidative stress is implicated in the pathogenesis of cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis. Treatment with antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC) reverses cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis in animal models of HCM. OBJECTIVE: To determine effect sizes of NAC on indices of cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis in patients with established HCM...
April 13, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514708/fully-quantitative-pixel-wise-analysis-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-perfusion-improves-discrimination-of-dark-rim-artifact-from-perfusion-defects-associated-with-epicardial-coronary-stenosis
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Allison D Ta, Li-Yueh Hsu, Hannah M Conn, Susanne Winkler, Anders M Greve, Sujata M Shanbhag, Marcus Y Chen, W Patricia Bandettini, Andrew E Arai
BACKGROUND: Dark rim artifacts in first-pass cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) perfusion images can mimic perfusion defects and affect diagnostic accuracy for coronary artery disease (CAD). We evaluated whether quantitative myocardial blood flow (MBF) can differentiate dark rim artifacts from true perfusion defects in CMR perfusion. METHODS: Regadenoson perfusion CMR was performed at 1.5 T in 76 patients. Significant CAD was defined by quantitative invasive coronary angiography (QCA) ≥ 50% diameter stenosis...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29506495/cmr-stress-testing-in-a-patient-with-morbid-obesity-bmi-58-kg-m-2-and-suspected-coronary-artery-disease
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Lukas Stoiber, Bernhard Schnackenburg, Rolf Gebker, Hanane Hireche-Chikaoui, Burkert Pieske, Sebastian Kelle
BACKGROUND: Severe obesity is asscociated with an increased risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) but non-invasive cardiac imaging modalities have important technical limits. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 58-year old patient with suspected CAD and severely elevated BMI of 58 kg/m2 . CONCLUSIONS: Stress-CMR was able to non-invasively stratify risk with good imaging quality despite the body dimensions of the patient.
March 5, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29498104/cardio-hepatic-risk-assessment-by-cmr-imaging-in-liver-transplant-candidates
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Sahadev T Reddy, Ngoc L Thai, Jose Oliva, Kusum B Tom, Michael K Dishart, Mark Doyle, June A Yamrozik, Ronald B Williams, Moneal Shah, Adil Wani, Anil Singh, Rishi Maheswary, Robert W W Biederman
BACKGROUND: The preoperative workup of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) patients is practically complex given the need for multiple imaging modalities. We recently demonstrated in our proof-of-concept study the value of a one-stop-shop approach using cardiovascular MRI (CMR) to address this complex problem. However, this approach requires further validation in a larger cohort, as detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) as well as cardiovascular risk assessment is critically important in these patients...
March 2, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29497467/characterizing-cardiac-involvement-in-chronic-kidney-disease-using-cmr-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Kenneth Mangion, Kirsty McDowell, Patrick B Mark, Elaine Rutherford
Purpose of Review: The aim of the review was to identify and describe recent advances (over the last 3 years) in cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). We conducted a literature review in line with current guidelines. Recent Findings: The authors identified 22 studies. Patients with CKD had left ventricular global and regional dysfunction and adverse remodeling. Stress testing with CMR revealed a reduced stress-response in CKD patients...
2018: Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29495996/diagnosis-of-microvascular-angina-using-cardiac-magnetic-resonance
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Alexander Liu, Rohan S Wijesurendra, Joanna M Liu, John C Forfar, Keith M Channon, Michael Jerosch-Herold, Stefan K Piechnik, Stefan Neubauer, Rajesh K Kharbanda, Vanessa M Ferreira
BACKGROUND: In patients with angina and nonobstructive coronary artery disease (NOCAD), confirming symptoms due to coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) remains challenging. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) assesses myocardial perfusion with high spatial resolution and is widely used for diagnosing obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to validate CMR for diagnosing microvascular angina in patients with NOCAD, compared with patients with obstructive CAD and correlated to the index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR) during invasive coronary angiography...
March 6, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29495995/gadolinium-free-cardiac-mr-stress-t1-mapping-to-distinguish-epicardial-from-microvascular-coronary-disease
#15
Alexander Liu, Rohan S Wijesurendra, Joanna M Liu, Andreas Greiser, Michael Jerosch-Herold, John C Forfar, Keith M Channon, Stefan K Piechnik, Stefan Neubauer, Rajesh K Kharbanda, Vanessa M Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Novel cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) stress T1 mapping can detect ischemia and myocardial blood volume changes without contrast agents and may be a more comprehensive ischemia biomarker than myocardial blood flow. OBJECTIVES: This study describes the performance of the first prospective validation of stress T1 mapping against invasive coronary measurements for detecting obstructive epicardial coronary artery disease (CAD), defined by fractional flow reserve (FFR <0...
March 6, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29486997/st2-as-a-predictor-of-late-ventricular-remodeling-after-myocardial-infarction
#16
L Bière, G Garcia, S Guillou, F Larcher, A Furber, S Willoteaux, D Mirebeau-Prunier, F Prunier
Out of 163 STEMI patients, 33 presented left ventricular remodeling (LVR) as assessed by multiple cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) scans. LVR patients were identified as EarlyLVR (LVR occurring between baseline and 3 months) or LateLVR (LVR occurring between 3 months and one year), and matched to non-remodeler patients in term of age, gender, anterior infarction, baseline LV ejection fraction and infarct size. ST2 and NT-proBNP were measured at baseline and 3 months. Systolic wall stress (SWS) was calculated by CMR...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471856/quantitative-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-perfusion-imaging-identifies-reduced-flow-reserve-in-microvascular-coronary-artery-disease
#17
Benjamin Zorach, Peter W Shaw, Jamieson Bourque, Sujith Kuruvilla, Pelbreton C Balfour, Yang Yang, Roshin Mathew, Jonathan Pan, Jorge A Gonzalez, Angela M Taylor, Craig H Meyer, Frederick H Epstein, Christopher M Kramer, Michael Salerno
BACKGROUND: Preliminary semi-quantitative cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) perfusion studies have demonstrated reduced myocardial perfusion reserve (MPR) in patients with angina and risk factors for microvascular disease (MVD), however fully quantitative CMR has not been studied. The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether fully quantitative CMR identifies reduced MPR in this population, and to investigate the relationship between epicardial atherosclerosis, left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), extracellular volume (ECV), and perfusion...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454767/diagnostic-performance-of-fully-automated-pixel-wise-quantitative-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-by-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
#18
Li-Yueh Hsu, Matthew Jacobs, Mitchel Benovoy, Allison D Ta, Hannah M Conn, Susanne Winkler, Anders M Greve, Marcus Y Chen, Sujata M Shanbhag, W Patricia Bandettini, Andrew E Arai
OBJECTIVES: The authors developed a fully automated framework to quantify myocardial blood flow (MBF) from contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) perfusion imaging and evaluated its diagnostic performance in patients. BACKGROUND: Fully quantitative CMR perfusion pixel maps were previously validated with microsphere MBF measurements and showed potential in clinical applications, but the methods required laborious manual processes and were excessively time-consuming...
February 9, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433967/role-of-myocardial-collagen-degradation-and-fibrosis-in-right-ventricle-dysfunction-in-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-after-atrial-switch
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Magalie Ladouceur, Stephanie Baron, Valérie Nivet-Antoine, Gérard Maruani, Gilles Soulat, Helena Pereira, Anne Blanchard, Pierre Boutouyrie, Jean Louis Paul, Elie Mousseaux
BACKGROUND: Heart failure is a serious event in patients with transposition of the great arteries (D-TGA) after atrial redirection surgery. We aimed to determine the association between myocardial fibrosis and systolic and diastolic systemic right ventricle (sRV) dysfunction. METHODS: Diastolic and systolic function of sRV was prospectively assessed using echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) in 48 patients with atrially switched D-TGA and 26 healthy subjects...
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432130/combined-assessment-of-stress-myocardial-perfusion-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-and-flow-measurement-in-the-coronary-sinus-improves-prediction-of-functionally-significant-coronary-stenosis-determined-by-fractional-flow-reserve-in-multivessel-disease
#20
Shiro Nakamori, Hajime Sakuma, Kaoru Dohi, Masaki Ishida, Takashi Tanigawa, Akimasa Yamada, Shinichi Takase, Hiroshi Nakajima, Toshiki Sawai, Jun Masuda, Motonori Nagata, Yasutaka Ichikawa, Kakuya Kitagawa, Eitaro Fujii, Norikazu Yamada, Masaaki Ito
BACKGROUND: Recent studies using stress-rest perfusion cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) demonstrated a close correlation between myocardial ischemia and reduced fractional flow reserve (FFR). However, its diagnostic concordance may be reduced in patients with multivessel disease. We sought to evaluate the concordance of adenosine stress-rest perfusion CMR for predicting reduced FFR, and to determine the additive value of measuring global coronary flow reserve (CFR) in the coronary sinus in multivessel disease...
January 26, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
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