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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329380/subclinical-thyroid-dysfunction-and-cardiovascular-diseases-2016-update
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Carmen Floriani, Baris Gencer, Tinh-Hai Collet, Nicolas Rodondi
Subclinical thyroid dysfunction comprises subclinical hypothyroidism (SHypo), defined as elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) by normal free thyroxine (FT4), and subclinical hyperthyroidism (SHyper) with decreased or undetectable TSH and normal FT4. Up to 10% of the elderly have SHypo, which is usually asymptomatic. Individual participant data (IPD) analyses of prospective cohort studies from the international Thyroid Studies Collaboration show that SHypo is associated with increased coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality [hazard ratio (HR) 1,58 for TSH ≥ 10 mIU/L, 95% CI 1...
February 27, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329360/early-surgery-versus-conventional-treatment-for-asymptomatic-severe-aortic-regurgitation-with-normal-ejection-fraction-and-left-ventricular-dilatation
#2
Yin Wang, Weiwei Jiang, Junwei Liu, Geng Li, Yi Liu, Xingjian Hu, Nianguo Dong
OBJECTIVES: The management of patients with asymptomatic severe aortic regurgitation (AR) remains controversial. The aim of the present study was to assess and compare the clinical results between early surgery and conventional treatment for asymptomatic severe AR in patients with normal left ventricular (LV) systolic function and LV dilatation. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included 230 consecutive patients with severe AR with left ventricular ejection function (LVEF ≥50%) and left ventricular end-diastolic dimension (LVEDD >70 mm) from 2003 to 2014...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329232/mid-term-results-of-bilateral-lung-transplant-with-postoperatively-extended-intraoperative-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-severe-pulmonary-hypertension%C3%A2
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Jawad Salman, Fabio Ius, Wiebke Sommer, Thierry Siemeni, Christian Kuehn, Murat Avsar, Dietmar Boethig, Ulrich Molitoris, Christoph Bara, Jens Gottlieb, Tobias Welte, Axel Haverich, Marius M Hoeper, Gregor Warnecke, Igor Tudorache
OBJECTIVES: In severe pulmonary hypertension, diastolic dysfunction of the left ventricle causes significant morbidity and mortality after lung transplantation, which may be successfully reversed using a protocol based on perioperative veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and early extubation. Here, we present echocardiographic data and mid-term outcomes. METHODS: The records of lung transplanted patients at our institution between May 2010 and January 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
March 2, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329230/3d-echocardiographic-reference-ranges-for-normal-left-ventricular-volumes-and-strain-results-from-the-eacvi-norre-study
#4
Anne Bernard, Karima Addetia, Raluca Dulgheru, Luis Caballero, Tadafumi Sugimoto, Natela Akhaladze, George D Athanassopoulos, Daniele Barone, Monica Baroni, Nuno Cardim, Andreas Hagendorff, Krasimira Hristova, Federica Ilardi, Teresa Lopez, Gonzalo de la Morena, Bogdan A Popescu, Martin Penicka, Tolga Ozyigit, Jose David Rodrigo Carbonero, Nico van de Veire, Ralph Stephan Von Bardeleben, Dragos Vinereanu, Jose Luis Zamorano, Christophe Martinez, Julien Magne, Bernard Cosyns, Erwan Donal, Gilbert Habib, Luigi P Badano, Roberto M Lang, Patrizio Lancellotti
Aim: To obtain the normal ranges for 3D echocardiography (3DE) measurement of left ventricular (LV) volumes, function, and strain from a large group of healthy volunteers. Methods and results: A total of 440 (mean age: 45 ± 13 years) out of the 734 healthy subjects enrolled at 22 collaborating institutions of the Normal Reference Ranges for Echocardiography (NORRE) study had good-quality 3DE data sets that have been analysed with a vendor-independent software package allowing homogeneous measurements regardless of the echocardiographic machine used to acquire the data sets...
December 22, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329216/heart-mechanics-at-high-altitude-6%C3%A2-days-on-the-top-of-europe
#5
Claire Maufrais, Thomas Rupp, Pierre Bouzat, Gregory Doucende, Samuel Verges, Stéphane Nottin, Guillaume Walther
Aims: The aim of this study was to analyse the underlying mechanisms of left and right ventricular (LV and RV) functional alterations during several days in high-altitude hypoxia. Methods and results: Resting evaluations of LV and RV function and mechanics were assessed by Speckle Tracking Echocardiography on 11 subjects at sea level (SLPRE), 3 ± 2 h after helicopter transport to high altitude (D0), at day 2 (D2), day 4 (D4) and day 6 (D6) at 4350 m and 5 ± 2 h after return to sea level (SLPOST)...
December 22, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329199/does-implantation-of-a-single-clip-provide-reliable-durability-after-transcatheter-mitral-repair-%C3%A2
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Nicola Buzzatti, Paolo Denti, Giovanni La Canna, Davide Schiavi, Luca Vicentini, Iside Stella Scarfò, Ilaria Caso, Michele De Bonis, Ottavio Alfieri
OBJECTIVES: A single MitraClip implant is often considered enough to achieve adequate mitral regurgitation (MR) reduction. The aim of this study was to compare MR recurrence in patients with an initial optimal result treated with a single clip versus those treated with two clips. METHODS: From October 2008 to May 2016, 322 patients were treated with the MitraClip procedure at our institution. We retrospectively selected all patients treated for functional MR (FMR) and degenerative MR (DMR) aetiologies with residual MR ≤1+, excluding patients who required >2 clips...
February 27, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329173/mitral-valve-repair-for-secondary-mitral-regurgitation-in-non-ischaemic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-is-associated-with-left-ventricular-reverse-remodelling-and-increase-of-forward-flow
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Vasileios Kamperidis, Suzanne E van Wijngaarden, Philippe J van Rosendael, William Kok Fai Kong, Madelien V Regeer, Frank van der Kley, Georgios Sianos, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Jeroen J Bax, Victoria Delgado
Aims: It remains unclear whether surgical or transcatheter mitral valve repair for secondary mitral regurgitation (MR) in patients with non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy reverse the underlying left ventricular (LV) pathophysiology. We hypothesized that mitral valve repair improves LV systolic function and forward flow and induces LV reverse remodelling in this group of patients. Methods and results: Seventy-six patients (65 ± 14 years old, 43% male) with non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy and moderate to severe chronic secondary MR treated successfully with transcatheter or surgical mitral valve repair were evaluated...
February 23, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329078/apical-closure-device-for-full-percutaneous-transapical-valve-implantation-stress-test-in-an-animal-model%C3%A2
#8
Enrico Ferrari, Stefanos Demertzis, Jennifer Angelella, Denis Berdajs, Piergiorgio Tozzi, Tiziano Moccetti, Francesco Maisano, Ludwig K von Segesser
OBJECTIVES: Transapical valve implantation is traditionally performed through a left antero-lateral mini-thoracotomy. A self-expandable apical closure device has recently been developed for full-percutaneous transapical valve implantation. We performed haemodynamics stress-tests on an animal model to evaluate the sealing properties. METHODS: Under general anaesthesia 5 pigs (mean weight: 67 ± 6 Kg) received full heparinization (100 IU/Kg; activated clotting time >250 s and, through inferior mini-sternotomies, 21-Fr introducer sheaths for transapical aortic valve implantation (outer diameter: 25-Fr) were placed over-the-wire in the apexes...
January 31, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329065/right-ventricular-outflow-tract-systolic-function-correlates-with-exercise-capacity-in-patients-with-severe-right-ventricle-dilatation-after-repair-of-tetralogy-of-fallot
#9
Shuhua Luo, Jianhua Li, Dan Yang, Yaxin Zhou, Qi An, Yucheng Chen
OBJECTIVES: The relationship between exercise capacity and right ventricular (RV) components function in repaired tetralogy of Fallot patients with severely dilated right ventricles is poorly understood. The aim of this study was to characterize the exercise capacity and its relationship to RV global and components function in repaired tetralogy of Fallot patients with RV end-diastolic volume index  >150 ml/m 2 , a currently accepted threshold for pulmonary valve replacement. METHODS: The medical records and results of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and cardiopulmonary exercise testing of 25 consecutive eligible patients were reviewed...
February 16, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329042/longitudinal-cardiovascular-outcomes-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-in-children-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
#10
Zarmina Ehsan, Stacey L Ishman, Thomas R Kimball, Nanhua Zhang, Yuanshu Zou, Raouf S Amin
Objectives: The presence of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is known to impact long-term cardiovascular morbidity in adults; however, the long-term effects in children are poorly understood. We aimed to systematically review and synthesize studies published to date on the long-term effects of SDB in children. Study Design: Meta-analysis and systematic review using PubMed, CINAHL,Embase and Scopus (all indexed years). Methods: We searched for English-language articles containing original human data from prospective studies, with ≥7 participants, in children ≤18 years of age...
January 28, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328817/retrospective-analysis-of-the-overt-proteinuria-diabetic-kidney-disease-in-the-treatment-of-modified-shenzhuo-formula-for-2-years
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Hongdong Chen, Jing Guo, Xuemin Zhao, Xinhui He, Zhongchen He, Linhua Zhao, Xiaolin Tong
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the 2-year effectiveness of modified Shenzhuo formula in the treatment of overt proteinuria diabetic kidney disease (DKD).Patients diagnosed with type 2 DKD in the clinical research database of Prof Xiaolin Tong (>20,000 data points) with >1-year follow-up were screened for this study. Patients' demographic data, chief complaint, present illness, past history, allergic history, personal history, family history, test results, tongue images, pulse information, and prescription information at 1, 1...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328581/validation-of-the-g-lab-md2231-digital-automatic-wrist-blood-pressure-monitor-according-to-multiple-protocols
#12
Yinghui Jiao, Qingfen Guan, Lili Wu, Chengdong Wang, Lingyun Cao
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to validate the G.LAB MD2231 digital automatic wrist BP monitor according to multiple protocols, which included the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol (ESH-IP) revision 2010, the British Hypertension Society (BHS), and the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)/the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) protocols. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: A total of 33 participants were initially included for validation on the basis of the ESH-IP revision 2010, and then the device was further assessed on 85 participants according to the BHS and AAMI/ISO protocols...
March 21, 2017: Blood Pressure Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328554/the-effect-of-inlet-cannula-length-on-the-intraventricular-flow-field-an-in-vitro-flow-visualization-study-using-the-evaheart-lvad
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Karen May-Newman, Juyeun Moon, Varsha Ramesh, Ricardo Montes, Josue Campos, Brian Herold, Paul Isingoma, Tadashi Motomura, Robert Benkowski
LVAD inflow cannula malposition is a significant risk for pump thrombosis. Thrombus development is influenced by altered flow dynamics, such as stasis or high shear that promote coagulation. The goal of this study was to measure the intraventricular flow field surrounding the apical inflow cannula of the Evaheart centrifugal LVAD, and assess flow stasis, vortex structures and pulsatility for a range of cannula insertion depths and support conditions. Experimental studies were performed using a mock loop with a customized silicone left ventricle (LV) and the Evaheart LVAD...
March 20, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328397/age-dependent-diastolic-heart-failure-in-an-in-vivo-drosophila-model
#14
Matthew P Klassen, Christian J Peters, Shiwei Zhou, Hannah H Williams, Lily Yeh Jan, Yuh Nung Jan
While the signals and complexes that coordinate the heartbeat are well established, how the heart maintains its electromechanical rhythm over a lifetime remains an open question with significant implications to human health. Reasoning that this homeostatic challenge confronts all pulsatile organs, we developed a high resolution imaging and analysis toolset for measuring cardiac function in intact, unanesthetized Drosophila melanogaster. We demonstrate that, as in humans, normal aging primarily manifests as defects in relaxation (diastole) while preserving contractile performance...
March 22, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327972/orthogonal-decomposition-of-left-ventricular-remodelling-in-myocardial-infarction
#15
Xingyu Zhang, Pau Medrano-Gracia, Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, David A Bluemke, Brett R Cowan, J Paul Finn, Alan H Kadish, Daniel C Lee, Joao A C Lima, Alistair A Young, Avan Suinesiaputra
Background: Left ventricular size and shape is important for quantifying cardiac remodelling in response to cardiovascular disease. Geometric remodelling indices have been shown to have prognostic value in predicting adverse events in the clinical literature, but these often describe interrelated shape changes. We developed a novel method for deriving orthogonal remodelling components directly from any (moderately independent) set of clinical remodelling indices. Results: Six clinical remodelling indices (end-diastolic volume index, sphericity, relative wall thickness, ejection fraction, apical conicity and longitudinal shortening) were evaluated using cardiac magnetic resonance images of 300 patients with myocardial infarction, and 1991 asymptomatic subjects, obtained from the Cardiac Atlas Project...
February 6, 2017: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327475/free-breathing-black-blood-cine-fast-spin-echo-imaging-for-measuring-abdominal-aortic-wall-distensibility-a-feasibility-study
#16
Jyh-Miin Lin, Andrew Patterson, Tzu-Cheng Chao, Chengcheng Zhu, Hing-Chiu Chang, Jason Mendes, Hsiao-Wen Chung, Jonathan Gillard, Martin Graves
The paper reports a free-breathing black-blood CINE fast-spin echo (FSE) technique for measuring abdominal aortic wall motion. The free-breathing CINE FSE includes the following MR techniques: 1) variable-density sampling with fast iterative reconstruction; 2) inner-volume imaging; and 3) a blood-suppression preparation pulse. The proposed technique was evaluated in eight healthy subjects. The inner-volume imaging significantly reduced the intraluminal artifacts of respiratory motion (p = 0.015). The quantitative measurements were a diameter of 16...
March 22, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327093/continuous-non-invasive-finger-cuff-caretaker%C3%A2-comparable-to-invasive-intra-arterial-pressure-in-patients-undergoing-major-intra-abdominal-surgery
#17
Irwin Gratz, Edward Deal, Francis Spitz, Martin Baruch, I Elaine Allen, Julia E Seaman, Erin Pukenas, Smith Jean
BACKGROUND: Despite increased interest in non-invasive arterial pressure monitoring, the majority of commercially available technologies have failed to satisfy the limits established for the validation of automatic arterial pressure monitoring by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). According to the ANSI/AAMI/ISO 81060-2:2013 standards, the group-average accuracy and precision are defined as acceptable if bias is not greater than 5 mmHg and standard deviation is not greater than 8 mmHg...
March 21, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326855/impact-of-postoperative-pulmonary-hypertension-on-outcome-after-heart-transplantation
#18
Jakob Lundgren, Carl Söderlund, Göran Rådegran
OBJECTIVES: We wanted to investigate the effects of postoperative pulmonary hypertension (PHpostop: mean pulmonary artery pressure [MPAP] ≥ 25 mmHg), diastolic pressure gradient (DPG), pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR), and repeated hemodynamic measurements on long-term survival after heart transplantation (HT). DESIGN: Eighty-nine patients who underwent HT at Skåne University Hospital in Lund in the period 1988-2010 and who were evaluated with right-heart-catheterization at rest, prior to HT and repeatedly during the first postoperative year, were grouped based on their MPAP, DPG, and PVR...
March 22, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326557/analysis-of-blood-flow-characteristics-in-a-model-of-a-mature-side-to-side-arteriovenous-fistula
#19
Ashkan Javadzadegan, Nay Myo Lwin, Muhammad Asyraf, Anne Simmons, Tracie Barber
The creation of an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is a common surgical procedure in hemodialysis patients suffering from end-stage renal disease (ESRD). However, several complications may occur after surgery, including thrombosis, stenosis, and aneurysm. These complications are attributed to hemodynamics perturbations including pathophysiological wall shear stress (WSS) and flow recirculation zones. In this study, we present a computational hemodynamic analysis in a model of a mature side-to-side AVF, which is then validated by experimental measurements...
March 21, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326006/effects-of-green-tea-supplementation-on-inflammation-markers-antioxidant-status-and-blood-pressure-in-nacl-induced-hypertensive-rat-model
#20
Monika Szulińska, Marta Stępień, Matylda Kręgielska-Narożna, Joanna Suliburska, Damian Skrypnik, Monika Bąk-Sosnowska, Magdalena Kujawska-Łuczak, Małgorzata Grzymisławska, Paweł Bogdański
Background: Recent studies indicate the important role of chronic inflammation and oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of hypertension. Green tea, due to the high content of catechins, shows high antioxidant activity. Objective: To determine the effect of supplementation with green tea extract on the blood pressure, on the concentration of selected parameters of inflammation and antioxidant status in the model of high-sodium-diet induced hypertension. Design: The study lasted 42 days. The experimental population consisted of 30 rats...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
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