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Federico Franchi, Luigi Vetrugno, Sabino Scolletta
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March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436133/population-trends-in-prenatal-detection-of-transposition-of-great-arteries-impact-of-obstetrical-screening-ultrasound-guidelines
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Ravi Prasad, Mills Lindsay, Fruitman Deborah, Savard Winnie, Colen Timothy, Khoo Nee, Serrano-Lomelin Jesus, Hornberger Lisa K
BACKGROUND: D-transposition of the great arteries (D-TGA) is one of the most common critical neonatal heart defects. Although there are clinical advantages to a prenatal diagnosis, D-TGA has had low prenatal detection internationally. Recent obstetrical ultrasound guidelines incorporating screening of cardiac outflows may improve prenatal detection of D-TGA. We sought to evaluate trends in the prenatal detection of D-TGA with/without ventricular septal defect (VSD) in Alberta over the past 13 years, examining the potential impact of enhanced ultrasound guidelines in 2009-2010 and 2013 and factors impacting detection...
April 24, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431420/generative-retrieval-improves-learning-and-retention-of-cardiac-anatomy-using-transesophageal-echocardiography
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Amanda M Kleiman, Katherine T Forkin, Allison J Bechtel, Stephen R Collins, Jennie Z Ma, Edward C Nemergut, Julie L Huffmyer
BACKGROUND: Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is a valuable monitor for patients undergoing cardiac and noncardiac surgery as it allows for evaluation of cardiovascular compromise in the perioperative period. It is challenging for anesthesiology residents and medical students to learn to use and interpret TEE in the clinical environment. A critical component of learning to use and interpret TEE is a strong grasp of normal cardiovascular ultrasound anatomy. METHODS: Fifteen fourth-year medical students and 15 post-graduate year (PGY) 1 and 2 anesthesiology residents without prior training in cardiac anesthesia or TEE viewed normal cardiovascular anatomy TEE video clips; participants were randomized to learning cardiac anatomy in generative retrieval (GR) and standard practice (SP) groups...
May 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429500/electrocardiographic-appearance-of-aortic-stenosis-before-and-after-aortic-valve-replacement
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Ivana I Vranic
BACKGROUND: So far, the specific appearance of QRS complex, ST-segment, and T wave was observed in aortic stenosis (AS). S-wave dynamic change in leads V1 -V3 was not reported in AS. METHODS: In a single-center, prospective study, we included a total number of 1.175 patients who underwent surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR). We conducted 3-year gathering of patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic severe AS, and separated them by hemodynamic stability into groups A and B, through EFLV (of more or less than 50%), AVA (of more or less than 0...
April 21, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429475/common-carotid-artery-sonography-versus-transthoracic-echocardiography-for-cardiac-output-measurements-in-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Qian-Yi Peng, Li-Na Zhang, Mei-Lin Ai, Li Li, Cheng-Huan Hu, Yan-Xin Zhang, Wei Liu, Qing Feng, Yu Zou, Yu-Hang Ai
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to test the effectiveness of common carotid artery sonography in comparison with transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) for cardiac output measurements to provide an easier alternative for cardiac output monitoring in the intensive care unit. METHODS: This study included 148 patients who had common carotid artery Doppler examinations and TTE performed within 8 hours of each other, and the cardiac output measurement results were compared with each other...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427597/intentional-percutaneous-laceration-of%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-anterior-mitral-leaflet-to-prevent%C3%A2-outflow%C3%A2-obstruction-during-transcatheter-mitral-valve-replacement-first-in-human%C3%A2-experience
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Vasilis C Babaliaros, Adam B Greenbaum, Jaffar M Khan, Toby Rogers, Dee Dee Wang, Marvin H Eng, William W O'Neill, Gaetano Paone, Vinod H Thourani, Stamatios Lerakis, Dennis W Kim, Marcus Y Chen, Robert J Lederman
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to use a new catheter technique to split the anterior mitral valve leaflet (AML) and prevent iatrogenic left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction immediately before transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR). BACKGROUND: LVOT obstruction is a life-threatening complication of TMVR, caused by septal displacement of the AML. METHODS: The procedure was used in patients with severe mitral valve disease and prohibitive surgical risk...
April 24, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423592/protective-effect-of-hydrogen-sulphide-against-myocardial-hypertrophy-in-mice
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Mingjing Shao, Chuanjun Zhuo, Ronghuan Jiang, Guangdong Chen, Jianmin Shan, Jing Ping, Hongjun Tian, Lina Wang, Chongguang Lin, Lirong Hu
Cardiac hypertrophy is a critical component of phenotype in the failing heart. Recently, increasing evidence has demonstrated that oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathogenesis of myocardial hypertrophy. In the present study, we generated a mouse model of transverse aortic constriction (TAC) to investigate whether hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has protective effects against cardiac hypertrophy. Left ventricular structure was analyzed by two-dimensional echocardiography. Oxidative stress was evaluated by measuring malondialdehyde, superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase and reactive oxygen specie in the myocardium...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398907/cardiopulmonary-monitoring-of-shock
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James Simmons, Corey E Ventetuolo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We will briefly review the classification of shock and the hallmark features of each subtype. Available modalities for monitoring shock patients will be discussed, along with evidence supporting the use, common pitfalls, and practical considerations of each method. RECENT FINDINGS: As older, invasive monitoring methods such as the pulmonary artery catheter have fallen out of favor, newer technologies for cardiac output estimation, echocardiography, and noninvasive tests such as passive leg raising have gained popularity...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398019/epidemiology-anatomy-pathophysiology-and-clinical-evaluation-of-functional-tricuspid-regurgitation
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Yee-Ping Sun, Patrick T O' Gara
Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is commonly encountered in the management of patients with a variety of cardiovascular diseases. Primary TR is the result of structural abnormalities of the valve or chordal attachments whereas functional TR results from alterations in right ventricular (RV) or right atrial (RA) size, shape or function. The vast majority of TR cases seen in practice are functional in nature and usually results from left-sided heart disease (e.g., mitral valve disease, left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction) and/or pulmonary vascular disease, though it also manifests in the presence of isolated chronic atrial fibrillation (AF)...
April 10, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386054/acute-myocardial-infarction-due-to-coronary-artery-embolism-in-a-22-year-old-woman-with-mitral-stenosis-with-atrial-fibrillation-under-warfarinization-successful-management-with-anticoagulation
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Santosh Kumar Sinha, Mukesh Jitendra Jha, Mahmadula Razi, Vikash Chaturvedi, Yatish Besthenahalli Erappa, Shravan Singh, Vikas Mishra, Dibbendhu Khanra, Karandeep Singh
BACKGROUND Coronary artery embolization is an exceedingly rare cause of myocardial infarction, but a few cases in association with prosthetic mechanical valves have been reported. We report a case of embolic myocardial infarction caused by a thrombus in the left atrium with deranged coagulation profile in a patient with critical mitral stenosis under warfarinization. CASE REPORT A 22-year-old woman was taken to the catheterization lab for early coronary intervention in lieu of non-ST elevation myocardial infarction...
April 7, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377475/diagnosis-imaging-and-clinical-management-of-aortic-coarctation
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REVIEW
Elles J Dijkema, Tim Leiner, Heynric B Grotenhuis
Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is a well-known congenital heart disease (CHD), which is often associated with several other cardiac and vascular anomalies, such as bicuspid aortic valve (BAV), ventricular septal defect, patent ductus arteriosus and aortic arch hypoplasia. Despite echocardiographic screening, prenatal diagnosis of CoA remains difficult. Most patients with CoA present in infancy with absent, delayed or reduced femoral pulses, a supine arm-leg blood pressure gradient (>20 mm Hg), or a murmur due to rapid blood flow across the CoA or associated lesions (BAV)...
April 4, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377467/safety-with-echocardiographic-contrast-agents
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Preetham R Muskula, Michael L Main
In October 2007, the Food and Drug Administration mandated significant revisions to product labeling for the commercially available echocardiographic contrast agents (ECA) Definity and Optison after spontaneous healthcare provider reports of 4 patient deaths and ≈190 severe cardiopulmonary reactions occurring in close temporal relationship to ECA administration. Since then, multiple large ECA safety studies have been published and have included outpatients, hospitalized patients (including the critically ill), patients undergoing stress echocardiography, and patients with pulmonary hypertension...
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368517/enhanced-glycolytic-metabolism-contributes-to-cardiac-dysfunction-in-polymicrobial-sepsis
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Zhibo Zheng, He Ma, Xia Zhang, Fei Tu, Xiaohui Wang, Tuanzhu Ha, Min Fan, Li Liu, Jingjing Xu, Kaiking Yu, Ruitao Wang, John Kalbfleisch, Race Kao, David Williams, Chuanfu Li
Background: Cardiac dysfunction is present in >40% of sepsis patients and is associated with mortality rates of up to 70%. Recent evidence suggests that glycolytic metabolism plays a critical role in host defense and inflammation. Activation of Toll-like receptors on immune cells can enhance glycolytic metabolism. This study investigated whether modulation of glycolysis by inhibition of hexokinase will be beneficial to septic cardiomyopathy. Methods: Male C57B6/J mice were treated with a hexokinase inhibitor (2-deoxy-D-glucose, 2-DG, 0...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367167/pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-critically-ill-elderly-patients
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Yun-Yun Zhang, Fan Xu, Ming Chu, Li-Qing Bi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the incidence, possible risk factors and prognosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in critically ill elderly patients. METHODS: We selected 122 cases admitted to the ICU, ages 60-93 years old. An echocardiography examination was performed within four days after admission to the ICU. PAH is usually suspected if the patient's pulmonary artery systolic pressure ≥ 40 mmHg. We collected echocardiography data, relevant clinical data and routine laboratory data; we then used a statistical method to analyze the risk factors for PAH in critically ill elderly patients and examined its impact on the prognosis...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365544/outcomes-from-extensive-training-in-critical-care-echocardiography-identifying-the-optimal-number-of-practice-studies-required-to-achieve-competency
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Scott J Millington, Michael Hewak, Robert T Arntfield, Yanick Beaulieu, Benjamin Hibbert, Seth Koenig, Pierre Kory, Paul Mayo, Jordan R Schoenherr
PURPOSE: Optimal instruction and assessment of critical care ultrasound (CCUS) skills requires an assessment tool to measure learner competency and changes over time. In this study, a previously published tool was used to monitor the development of critical care echocardiography (CCE) competencies, the attainment of performance plateaus, and the extent to which previous experience influenced learning. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A group of experts used the Rapid Assessment of Competency in Echocardiography (RACE) scale to rate a large pool of CCE studies performed by novices in a longitudinal design...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351486/potential-usefulness-of-diastolic-parameters-measured-by-strain-imaging-echocardiography-in-the-early-prediction-of-chemotherapy-induced-cardiotoxicity
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Dagmar F Hernandez-Suarez, Angel López-Candales
Over the past decades, chemotherapy has significantly increased the overall prognosis and survival of several patients diagnosed with cancer. However, the usefulness of some chemotherapeutic agents has been hindered by a collateral dose-dependent cardiotoxicity. To date, although extensive efforts have been directed to the early detection of subclinical toxicity in patients treated with these drugs, it remains unclear which approach would be best in order to prevent chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity (CIC)...
April 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345115/counseling-practices-for-fetal-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
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Michael J Walsh, George R Verghese, M Eric Ferguson, Nora F Fino, David J Goldberg, Sonal T Owens, Nelangi Pinto, Sinai C Zyblewski, Michael D Quartermain
While counseling parents of a fetus diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), pediatric cardiologists play a critical role in shaping a family's expectations for the months and years to come. However, techniques for the most effective counseling practices have not been studied, and significant variation among physicians is likely present. Web-based survey of pediatric cardiologists that perform fetal echocardiography using snowball sampling. 201 physicians responded (61% male, 81% from academic centers, and 95% from the U...
March 27, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343949/lactate-and-echocardiography-before-veno-venous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support
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Chiara Lazzeri, Manuela Bonizzoli, Giovanni Cianchi, Stefano Batacchi, Paolo Terenzi, Morena Cozzolino, Pasquale Bernardo, Adriano Peris
BACKGROUND: Lactate has been recognised as a prognostic factor in several critical conditions. Veno-Venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (VV-ECMO) is a well-established therapy in patients with Acute Respiratory Disease Syndrome (ARDS) unresponsive to conventional therapy and echocardiography pre ECMO initiation has been recently reported to help in risk stratifying these patients. METHODS: We assessed whether the detection of hyperlactataemia could be associated with the presence of left ventricle (LV) or right ventricle (RV) dysfunction in 121 consecutive patients with refractory ARDS...
March 14, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331645/propylene-glycol-toxicity-in-adolescent-with-refractory-myoclonic-status-epilepticus
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Kara A Bjur, Bryan C Cannon, Anthony L Fine, Matthew J Ritter, Kerry E Schueler, Michael E Nemergut
Propylene glycol (PG) is a solvent commonly used in medications that, while benign at low doses, may cause toxicity in adults and children at high doses. We describe a case and the physiologic sequelae of propylene glycol toxicity manifested in a critically ill adolescent male with refractory myoclonic status epilepticus aggressively treated with multiple PG-containing medications (lorazepam, phenobarbital, and pentobarbital)-all within accepted dosing guidelines and a total daily PG exposure previously recognized to be safe...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320395/vasoproliferative-process-resembling-pulmonary-capillary-hemangiomatosis-in-a-cat
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J A Jaffey, K J Williams, I Masseau, M Krueger, C Reinero
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis is a rare, vascular obstructive disorder that uniformly causes pulmonary arterial hypertension. Clinically, pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis is indistinguishable from primary pulmonary arterial hypertension and histology is required for definitive diagnosis. The distinctive histologic feature of pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis is non-malignant extensive proliferation of capillaries in the alveolar septae. Vasodilator treatment of humans with primary arterial hypertension due to pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis can result in fatal acute pulmonary edema...
March 20, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
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