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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100277/stress-echo-2020-the-international-stress-echo-study-in-ischemic-and-non-ischemic-heart-disease
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Eugenio Picano, Quirino Ciampi, Rodolfo Citro, Antonello D'Andrea, Maria Chiara Scali, Lauro Cortigiani, Iacopo Olivotto, Fabio Mori, Maurizio Galderisi, Marco Fabio Costantino, Lorenza Pratali, Giovanni Di Salvo, Eduardo Bossone, Francesco Ferrara, Luna Gargani, Fausto Rigo, Nicola Gaibazzi, Giuseppe Limongelli, Giuseppe Pacileo, Maria Grazia Andreassi, Bruno Pinamonti, Laura Massa, Marco A R Torres, Marcelo H Miglioranza, Clarissa Borguezan Daros, José Luis de Castro E Silva Pretto, Branko Beleslin, Ana Djordjevic-Dikic, Albert Varga, Attila Palinkas, Gergely Agoston, Dario Gregori, Paolo Trambaiolo, Sergio Severino, Ayana Arystan, Marco Paterni, Clara Carpeggiani, Paolo Colonna
BACKGROUND: Stress echocardiography (SE) has an established role in evidence-based guidelines, but recently its breadth and variety of applications have extended well beyond coronary artery disease (CAD). We lack a prospective research study of SE applications, in and beyond CAD, also considering a variety of signs in addition to regional wall motion abnormalities. METHODS: In a prospective, multicenter, international, observational study design, > 100 certified high-volume SE labs (initially from Italy, Brazil, Hungary, and Serbia) will be networked with an organized system of clinical, laboratory and imaging data collection at the time of physical or pharmacological SE, with structured follow-up information...
January 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099775/the-population-genomic-signature-of-environmental-association-and-gene-flow-in-an-ecologically-divergent-tree-species-metrosideros-polymorpha-myrtaceae
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Ayako Izuno, Kanehiro Kitayama, Yusuke Onoda, Yuki Tsujii, Masaomi Hatakeyama, Atsushi J Nagano, Mie N Honjo, Rie Shimizu-Inatsugi, Hiroshi Kudoh, Kentaro K Shimizu, Yuji Isagi
Genome-wide markers enable us to study genetic differentiation within a species and the factors underlying it at a much higher resolution than before, which advances our understanding of adaptation in organisms. We investigated genomic divergence in Metrosideros polymorpha, a woody species that occupies a wide range of ecological habitats across the Hawaiian Islands and shows remarkable phenotypic variation. Using 1,659 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers annotated with the genome assembly, we examined the population genetic structure and demographic history of nine populations across five elevations and two ages of substrates on Mauna Loa, the island of Hawaii...
January 18, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089233/epicardial-adipose-tissue-and-myocardial-ischemia-assessed-by-computed-tomography-perfusion-imaging-and-invasive-fractional-flow-reserve
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Rahul G Muthalaly, Nitesh Nerlekar, Dennis T L Wong, James D Cameron, Sujith K Seneviratne, Brian S Ko
BACKGROUND: Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is a metabolically active fat depot that is associated with incident coronary artery disease (CAD) and major adverse cardiovascular events. The relationship between EAT and myocardial ischemia remains unclear. This study investigated the relationship between EAT volume and the presence of perfusion defects on myocardial computed tomographic perfusion imaging (CTP) and functional stenoses on invasive fractional flow-reserve (FFR). METHODS: Data were obtained from a previous prospective cross-sectional study in patients with suspected CAD...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086778/diabetes-does-not-impact-the-diagnostic-performance-of-contrast-based-fractional-flow-reserve-insights-from-the-contrast-study
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Giuseppe Gargiulo, Eugenio Stabile, Marco Ferrone, Emanuele Barbato, Frederik M Zimmermann, Julien Adjedj, Barry Hennigan, Mitsuaki Matsumura, Nils P Johnson, William F Fearon, Allen Jeremias, Bruno Trimarco, Giovanni Esposito
BACKGROUND: Adenosine-free coronary pressure wire metrics have been proposed to test the functional significance of coronary artery lesions, but it is unexplored whether their diagnostic performance might be altered in patients with diabetes. METHODS: We performed a post-hoc analysis of the CONTRAST study, which prospectively enrolled an international cohort of patients undergoing routine fractional flow reserve (FFR) assessment for standard indications. Paired, repeated measurements of all physiology metrics (Pd/Pa, iFR, contrast-based FFR, and FFR) were made...
January 13, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067615/intracranial-atherosclerosis-from-anatomy-to-pathophysiology
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Yuehua Pu, Linfang Lan, Xinyi Leng, Lawrence Ks Wong, Liping Liu
Background Intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis is an important etiology subtype of ischemic stroke. Stenosis severity was thought to be the main reference index for clinical treatment and research. However, stenosis could not reflect the ischemia risk completely, instead the hemodynamic state across the lesion, the extent of collateral circulation, and perfusion impairment downstream the stenosis are more important. Aims We write this review aimed to summarize novel angiographic methods applied in the evaluation of functional severity of ICAS, and commented on their limitations and prospects in future research...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066654/the-fractional-flow-reserve-gray-zone-has-never-been-so-narrow
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COMMENT
Teresa Strisciuglio, Emanuele Barbato
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065166/the-predictive-capabilities-of-a-novel-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-derived-marker-of-cardiopulmonary-reserve-on-established-prognostic-surrogate-markers-in-patients-with-pulmonary-vascular-disease-results-of-a-longitudinal-pilot-study
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Timothy J Baillie, Samuel Sidharta, Peter M Steele, Stephen G Worthley, Scott Willoughby, Karen Teo, Prashanthan Sanders, Stephen J Nicholls, Matthew I Worthley
BACKGROUND: No unified method exists to effectively predict and monitor progression of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). We assessed the longitudinal relationship between a novel marker of cardiopulmonary reserve and established prognostic surrogate markers in patients with pulmonary vascular disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty participants with confirmed (n = 14) or at high risk (n = 6) for PAH underwent cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) at baseline and after ~6 months of guideline-appropriate management...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062519/correction-to-assessing-computational-fractional-flow-reserve-from-optical-coherence-tomography-in-patients-with-intermediate-coronary-stenosis-in-the-left-anterior-descending-artery
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050630/myocardial-blood-flow-and-left-ventricular-functional-reserve-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-a-13-nh3-gated-pet-study
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Roberto Sciagrà, Raffaella Calabretta, Fabrizio Cipollini, Alessandro Passeri, Angelo Castello, Franco Cecchi, Iacopo Olivotto, Alberto Pupi
INTRODUCTION: Ischemia in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is caused by coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD), which is detected by measuring myocardial blood flow (MBF) with PET. Whether CMD may be associated with ischemic left ventricular (LV) dysfunction is unclear. We therefore assessed LV ejection fraction (EF) reserve in HCM patients undergoing dipyridamole (Dip) PET. METHODS: Resting and stress (13)NH3 dynamic as well as gated PET were performed in 34 HCM patients...
January 3, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047187/tu-h-campus-iep2-03-development-of-3d-printed-coronary-phantoms-for-in-vitro-ct-ffr-validation-using-data-from-320-detector-row-coronary-ct-angiography
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C Ionita, E Angel, D Mitsouras, S Rudin, D Bednarek, S Zaid, M Wilson, F Rybicki
PURPOSE: To validate Computed Tomography Fractional Flow Reserve (CT-FFR) measurements with accurate 3D printed coronary phantoms. METHODS: DICOM data from four phases in two patients imaged with a standard 320 × 0.5mm coronary CT acquisition (70-80% cardiac cycle) underwent semi-automated segmentation using a research workstation. Both patients had a >50% stenosis from the clinical image interpretation. Each volume was saved as a Stereo Lithographic (STL) file with 250 micron resolution...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044265/improvement-of-subjective-well-being-by-ranolazine-in-patients-with-chronic-angina-and-known-myocardial-ischemia-imwell-study
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Anthony A Bavry, Ki E Park, Calvin Y Choi, Ahmed N Mahmoud, Xuerong Wen, Islam Y Elgendy
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to assess if ranolazine would improve angina symptoms among patients with documented myocardial ischemia. METHODS: Eligible subjects had chronic stable angina and at least one coronary stenosis with fractional flow reserve (FFR) ≤0.80 or at least one chronic total occlusion (CTO) without attempted revascularization. Subjects were randomized to oral ranolazine 500 mg twice daily for 1 week, then ranolazine 1000 mg twice daily for 15 weeks versus matching placebo...
January 2, 2017: Cardiology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040284/outcome-of-coronary-lesions-with-deferred-revascularization-due-to-negative-fractional-flow-reserve-in-subjects-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Andrea Picchi, Antonio Maria Leone, Filippo Zilio, Enrico Cerrato, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Massimo Fineschi, Stefano Rigattieri, Marco Ferlini, Matteo Cameli, Paolo Calabria, Alberto Cresti, Ugo Limbruno
OBJECTIVE: Revascularization of functionally non-significant stenoses in patients with stable coronary artery disease can safely be deferred as rate of adverse cardiovascular events is low. It is not clear whether fractional flow reserve (FFR) is just as accurate in acute coronary syndromes (ACS). The aim of this study is to assess the outcome of coronary lesions whose revascularization was deferred based on negative FFR values in subjects with ACS. METHODS: Patients with acute coronary syndrome and showing at least one coronary stenosis whose revascularization was deferred based on FFR value >0...
December 22, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029271/hemodynamic-mechanisms-underlying-elevated-oxygen-extraction-fraction-oef-in-moyamoya-and-sickle-cell-anemia-patients
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Jennifer M Watchmaker, Meher R Juttukonda, Larry T Davis, Allison O Scott, Carlos C Faraco, Melissa C Gindville, Lori C Jordan, Petrice M Cogswell, Angela L Jefferson, Howard S Kirshner, Manus J Donahue
Moyamoya is a bilateral, complex cerebrovascular condition characterized by progressive non-atherosclerotic intracranial stenosis and collateral vessel formation. Moyamoya treatment focuses on restoring cerebral blood flow (CBF) through surgical revascularization, however stratifying patients for revascularization requires abilities to quantify how well parenchyma is compensating for arterial steno-occlusion. Globally elevated oxygen extraction fraction (OEF) secondary to CBF reduction may serve as a biomarker for tissue health in moyamoya patients, as suggested in patients with sickle cell anemia (SCA) and reduced oxygen carrying capacity...
January 1, 2016: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025191/fractional-flow-reserve-to-guide-and-to-assess-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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REVIEW
Mariano Pellicano, Bernard De Bruyne, Gabor G Toth, Filip Casselman, William Wijns, Emanuele Barbato
The aim of this review is to highlight the role of invasive functional evaluation in patients in whom coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is indicated, and to examine the clinical evidence available in favour of fractional flow reserve (FFR) adoption in these patients, outline appropriate use, as well as point out potential pitfalls. FFR after CABG will also be reviewed, highlighting its correct interpretation and adoption when applied to both native coronary arteries and bypass grafts. Practice European guidelines support the use of FFR to complement coronary angiography with the highest degree of recommendation (Class IA) for the assessment of coronary stenosis before undertaking myocardial revascularization when previous non-invasive functional evaluation is unavailable or not conclusive...
December 23, 2016: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017383/routine-clinical-quantitative-rest-stress-myocardial-perfusion-for-managing-coronary-artery-disease-clinical-relevance-of-test-retest-variability
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Danai Kitkungvan, Nils P Johnson, Amanda E Roby, Monika B Patel, Richard Kirkeeide, K Lance Gould
OBJECTIVES: Positron emission tomography (PET) quantifies stress myocardial perfusion (in cc/min/g) and coronary flow reserve to guide noninvasively the management of coronary artery disease. This study determined their test-retest precision within minutes and daily biological variability essential for bounding clinical decision-making or risk stratification based on low flow ischemic thresholds or follow-up changes. BACKGROUND: Randomized trials of fractional flow reserve-guided percutaneous coronary interventions established an objective, quantitative, outcomes-driven standard of physiological stenosis severity...
December 21, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017291/rationale-design-and-goals-of-the-heartflow-assessing-diagnostic-value-of-non-invasive-ffrct-in-coronary-care-advance-registry
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Kavitha M Chinnaiyan, Takashi Akasaka, Tetsuya Amano, Jeroen J Bax, Philipp Blanke, Bernard De Bruyne, Tomohiro Kawasaki, Jonathon Leipsic, Hitoshi Matsuo, Yoshihiro Morino, Koen Nieman, Bjarne L Norgaard, Manesh R Patel, Gianluca Pontone, Mark Rabbat, Campbell Rogers, Neils Peter Sand, Gilbert Raff
BACKGROUND: Coronary CT angiography (CTA) is a reliable tool for the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD) that conveys significant prognostic information. It does not provide data on the hemodynamic significance of a given lesion, particularly in intermediate-grade stenosis. Fractional flow reserve by CT (FFRCT) can accurately predict the hemodynamic significance of coronary lesions. The primary objective of this registry is to determine whether the integration of FFRCT as an adjunct to coronary CTA will lead to a significant change in the management of CAD in patients with stable angina...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013282/fractional-flow-reserve-derived-from-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-diagnostic-performance-in-hypertensive-and-diabetic-patients
#17
Ashkan Eftekhari, James Min, Stephan Achenbach, Mohamed Marwan, Matthew Budoff, Jonathon Leipsic, Sara Gaur, Jesper Møller Jensen, Brian S Ko, Evald Høj Christiansen, Anne Kaltoft, Hans Erik Bøtker, Jens Flensted Jensen, Bjarne Linde Nørgaard
AIMS: Fractional flow reserve (FFR) derived from coronary computed tomography (FFRCT) has high diagnostic performance in stable coronary artery disease (CAD). The diagnostic performance of FFRCT in patients with hypertension (HTN) and diabetes (DM), who are at risk of microvascular impairment, is not known. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analysed the diagnostic performance of FFRCT, in patients (vessels) with DM (n = 16), HTN (n = 186), DM + HTN (n = 58) vs...
December 24, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012553/comparison-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-versus-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-for-unprotected-left-main-coronary-artery-disease
#18
REVIEW
Syed Yaseen Naqvi, Jordan Klein, Tisa Saha, Daniel J McCormick, Sheldon Goldberg
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) decreases mortality in patients with significant left main (LM) coronary artery disease and for years remained the therapy of choice for patients with this ominous lesion. Advances in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) have enabled it to become an alternative to CABG. The results of observational registries and randomized comparisons have shown the safety and efficacy of PCI in appropriately selected patients with low or intermediate angiographic risk scores. Furthermore, the use of physiological measures of flow limitation and the use of intracoronary imaging techniques has added benefit and improved outcomes...
November 16, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004229/patient-specific-3d-hemodynamics-modelling-of-left-coronary-artery-under-hyperemic-conditions
#19
Sarfaraz Kamangar, Irfan Anjum Badruddin, Kalimuthu Govindaraju, N Nik-Ghazali, A Badarudin, Girish N Viswanathan, N J Salman Ahmed, T M Yunus Khan
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of various degrees of percentage stenosis on hemodynamic parameters during the hyperemic flow condition. 3D patient-specific coronary artery models were generated based on the CT scan data using MIMICS-18. Numerical simulation was performed for normal and stenosed coronary artery models of 70, 80 and 90% AS (area stenosis). Pressure, velocity, wall shear stress and fractional flow reserve (FFR) were measured and compared with the normal coronary artery model during the cardiac cycle...
December 21, 2016: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995637/active-atrial-function-and-atrial-scar-burden-after-multiple-catheter-ablations-of-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
#20
Jana M Nührich, Anne C Geisler, Daniel Steven, Boris A Hoffmann, Benjamin Schäffer, Gunnar Lund, Christian Stehning, Ulf K Radunski, Arian Sultan, Michael Schwarzl, Gerhard Adam, Stephan Willems, Kai Muellerleile
BACKGROUND: Extensive and repeated substrate modification (SM) is frequently performed as an ablation strategy in persistent atrial fibrillation (persAF). The effect of these extended ablation strategies on atrial function has not been investigated sufficiently so far. The purpose was to assess atrial function by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and its association with left atrial (LA) scar burden by electroanatomical voltage-mapping after multiple persAF ablation procedures. METHODS: We included 16 persAF-patients who had ≥ 2 SM procedures and a control group (CG) of 21 persAF-patients without prior ablation...
December 20, 2016: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
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