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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905008/feasibility-and-accuracy-of-gated-blood-pool-spect-equilibrium-radionuclide-ventriculography-for-the-assessment-of-left-and-right-ventricular-volumes-and-function-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Olivier Lairez, Clément Delmas, Pauline Fournier, Emmanuelle Cassol, Simon Méjean, Pierre Pascal, Antoine Petermann, Camille Dambrin, Vincent Minville, Didier Carrié, Hervé Rousseau, Michel Galinier, Jérôme Roncalli, Bertrand Marcheix, Isabelle Berry
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) require serial assessment of right and left ventricular (RV & LV) volumes and function. Because the RV is not assisted, its function is a critical determinant of the hemodynamic and contributes significantly to postoperative morbidity and mortality. We evaluated the feasibility and the accuracy of tomographic-equilibrium radionuclide ventriculography (t-ERV) for the assessment of patients with LVADs. METHODS: Twenty-four patients with LVAD underwent t-ERV...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887818/three-dimensional-morphology-of-the-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-impact-on-grading-aortic-stenosis-severity
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Luis Caballero, Daniel Saura, María José Oliva-Sandoval, Josefa González-Carrillo, María Dolores Espinosa, Miguel García-Navarro, Mariano Valdés, Patrizio Lancellotti, Gonzalo de la Morena
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) measurement is a critical step in the quantification of aortic valve area. The assumption of a circular morphology of the LVOT may induce some errors. The aim of this study was to assess the three-dimensional (3D) morphology of the LVOT and its impact on grading aortic stenosis severity. METHODS: Fifty-eight patients with aortic stenosis were studied retrospectively. LVOT dimensions were measured using 3D transesophageal echocardiography at three levels: at the hinge points (HP) of the aortic valve and at 4 and 8 mm proximal to the annular plane...
November 22, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863908/role-of-echocardiography-for-catheter-based-management-of-valvular-heart-disease
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Takahiro Shiota
Catheter-based treatment of valvular heart disease, such as transvalvular aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or mitral clip procedure, has been increasingly accepted as a treatment choice for the past several years. Such new treatment options have been changing the management of patients with valvular heart disease drastically while socio-economic factors regarding their application need to be taken into consideration. The use of echocardiography, including transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), for such catheter-based treatments is essential for the success of the procedures...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849811/168-focused-critical-care-echocardiography-for-the-diagnosis-of-right-ventricular-strain-in-pe
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Michael Plisco, Hussam Elkambergy, Walter Mickey, Jan Kasal, Scott Westfall, Timothy Schloss, Craig Karpman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847091/avoidance-of-coronary-sinus-injury-during-retrograde-cardioplegia
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Kazumasa Orihashi, Kohei Miyashita, Miwa Tashiro, Kazuki Kihara, Nobuo Kondo, Masaki Yamamoto, Nobuyuki Hirose, Takashi Fukutomi, Hideaki Nishimori
Coronary sinus injury is a rare but critical complication of retrograde cardioplegia. Even after detection, successful repair with a pericardial patch is not always attained. Malalignment of the infusion cannula relative to the coronary sinus is likely to be partially responsible for the injury. Monitoring the location of the cannula tip can help prevent injury. Transesophageal echocardiography can indicate the vascular structure within which the cannula is located. This finding may be useful in preventing injury to the coronary sinus or middle cardiac vein...
December 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837084/intraoperative-diagnosis-of-intracardiac-thrombus-during-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-with-transesophageal-echocardiography-a-case-series-and-literature-review
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Adam A Dalia, Hisham Khan, Antolin S Flores
Anesthesia for orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is challenging for any anesthesiologist as the patients undergoing this procedure are among the most critically ill. Adding to the underlying complexity of OLT management is the rare complication of an intracardiac thrombus (ICT). Intracardiac thrombi can present following liver allograft reperfusion resulting in high morbidity and mortality. Currently there is no consensus treatment for ICT, and the gold standard for diagnosis is intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE); these 2 factors lead to a dangerous amalgam of the difficulty in diagnosing and treating the disease...
November 10, 2016: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824871/aortic-and-cardiac-structure-and-function-using-high-resolution-echocardiography-and-optical-coherence-tomography-in-a-mouse-model-of-marfan-syndrome
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Ling Lee, Jason Z Cui, Michelle Cua, Mitra Esfandiarei, Xiaoye Sheng, Winsey Audrey Chui, Michael Haoying Xu, Marinko V Sarunic, Mirza Faisal Beg, Cornelius van Breemen, George G S Sandor, Glen F Tibbits
Marfan syndrome (MFS) is an autosomal-dominant disorder of connective tissue caused by mutations in the fibrillin-1 (FBN1) gene. Mortality is often due to aortic dissection and rupture. We investigated the structural and functional properties of the heart and aorta in a [Fbn1C1039G/+] MFS mouse using high-resolution ultrasound (echo) and optical coherence tomography (OCT). Echo was performed on 6- and 12-month old wild type (WT) and MFS mice (n = 8). In vivo pulse wave velocity (PWV), aortic root diameter, ejection fraction, stroke volume, left ventricular (LV) wall thickness, LV mass and mitral valve early and atrial velocities (E/A) ratio were measured by high resolution echocardiography...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802866/point-of-care-ultrasonography-as-a-training-milestone-for-internal-medicine-residents-the-time-is-now
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Bruce F Sabath, Gurkeerat Singh
Point-of-care (POC) ultrasonography is considered fundamental in emergency medicine training and recently has become a milestone in critical care fellowship programs as well. Currently, there is no such standard requirement for internal medicine residency programs in the United States. We present a new case and briefly review another case at our institution - a community hospital - in which internal medicine house staff trained in ultrasonography were able to uncover unexpected and critical diagnoses that significantly changed patient care and outcomes...
2016: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799029/strain-imaging-echocardiography-what-imaging-cardiologists-should-know
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Dagmar Fredy Hernandez-Suarez, Angel López-Candales
Despite recent advances in clinical imaging, echocardiography remains as the most accessible and reliable noninvasive imaging modality to assess the left ventricular (LV) systolic function. Since knowledge of LV function remains so critically important in determining prognosis; every effort should be made to prevent subjective estimations. The advent of strain imaging echocardiography now offers a readily available and portable imaging tool that not only offers an objective characterization of myocardial dynamics; but also allows for early detection of subclinical left ventricular dysfunction...
October 28, 2016: Current Cardiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793101/pulmonary-artery-compression-by-a-localized-epicardial-hematoma-in-a-patient-with-idiopathic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-case-report
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Satoshi Kawaguchi, Toshiharu Takeuchi, Naoyuki Hasebe
BACKGROUND: The most common complication of coronary artery perforation, a rare complication of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), is hemopericardium with cardiac tamponade. However, localized extra-coronary bleeding can lead to epicardial hematoma, which is a rare phenomenon. We report the case of an unusual delayed presentation of post-PCI hematoma with unrecognized guidewire perforation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 70-year-old man with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and a history of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) underwent PCI...
October 28, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785882/naoxintong-attenuates-ischaemia-reperfusion-injury-through-inhibiting-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation
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Yaqiong Wang, Xiaoxiang Yan, Shouling Mi, Zhang Li, Yuexiang Wang, Hong Zhu, Xiaolei Sun, Buchang Zhao, Chao Zhao, Yunzeng Zou, Kai Hu, Xiaoqiang Ding, Aijun Sun, Junbo Ge
Naoxintong (NXT) is a Chinese Materia Medica standardized product extracted from 16 various kinds of Chinese traditional herbal medicines including Salvia miltiorrhiza, Angelica sinensis, Astragali Radix. Naoxintong is clinically effective in treating ischaemia heart disease. Nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-Like Receptor with a Pyrin domain 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome has been critically involved in myocardial ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Here, we have been suggested that NXT might attenuate myocardial I/R injury via suppression of NLRP3 inflammasome activation...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780848/sucrose-non-fermenting-related-kinase-enzyme-mediated-rho-associated-kinase-signaling-is-responsible-for-cardiac-function
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Stephanie M Cossette, Vijesh J Bhute, Xiaoping Bao, Leanne M Harmann, Mark A Horswill, Indranil Sinha, Adam Gastonguay, Shabnam Pooya, Michelle Bordas, Suresh N Kumar, Shama P Mirza, Sean Palecek, Jennifer Strande, Ramani Ramchandran
BACKGROUND: -Cardiac metabolism is critical for the functioning of the heart, and disturbance in this homeostasis is likely to influence cardiac disorders or cardiomyopathy. Our lab has previously shown that sucrose non-fermenting related kinase (SNRK) enzyme, which belongs to the AMP-activated kinase (AMPK) family, was essential for cardiac metabolism in mammals. Snrk global homozygous knockout (KO) mice die at postnatal day 0, and conditional deletion of Snrk in cardiomyocytes (Snrk cmcKO) leads to cardiac failure, and death by 8-10 months...
October 25, 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778147/effects-of-acute-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-on-ecg-and-echocardiographic-parameters-in-children
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Abdullah Ozyurt, Derya Karpuz, Aydin Yucel, Mehtap Durukan Tosun, Ayse Esin Kibar, Olgu Hallioglu
The aim of the current study is to investigate the effects of CO (carbon monoxide) on the cardiovascular system via electrocardiographic, echocardiographic and biochemical findings in children. This prospective study included 22 children with CO poisoning and 24 healthy children as a control group. The CO-intoxicated children were evaluated via electrocardiography and echocardiography 1 h after admission to the emergency department and daily until their discharge from the hospital. Blood gasses, complete blood account, troponin I and creatinine kinase-MB(CK-MB) were assessed daily...
October 24, 2016: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768664/bridging-the-gap-hybrid-cardiac-echo-in-the-critically-ill
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Jacob J Glaser, Cassandra Cardarelli, Samuel Galvagno, Thomas M Scalea, Sarah B Murthi
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care ultrasound often includes cardiac ultrasound. It is commonly used to evaluate cardiac function in critically ill patients but lacks the specific quantitative anatomic assessment afforded by standard transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). We developed the Focused Rapid Echocardiographic Examination (FREE), a hybrid between a cardiac ultrasound and TTE that places an emphasis on cardiac function rather than anatomy. We hypothesized that data obtained from FREE correlate well with TTE while providing actionable information for clinical decision making...
November 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762250/guidelines-of-the-indian-association-of-cardiovascular-and-thoracic-anaesthesiologists-and-indian-college-of-cardiac-anaesthesia-for-perioperative-transesophageal-echocardiography-fellowship-examination
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Kanchi Muralidhar, Deepak Tempe, Yatin Mehta, Poonam Malhotra Kapoor, Chirojit Mukherjee, Thomas Koshy, Prabhat Tewari, Naman Shastri, Satyajeet Misra, Kumar Belani
During current medical care, perioperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has become a vital component of patient management, especially in cardiac operating rooms and in critical care medicine. Information derived from echocardiography has an important bearing on the patient's outcome. The Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anaesthesiologists (IACTA) has promoted the use of TEE during routine clinical care of patients undergoing cardiac surgery. An important mission of IACTA is to oversee training and certify anesthesiologists in the perioperative and intensive care use of TEE...
October 2016: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751300/antegrade-transvenous-balloon-angioplasty-for-coarctation-of-the-aorta-in-infants-with-ventricular-septal-defect
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Reyhan Dedeoglu, Levent Saltık, Sezen Ugan Atik, Ayşe Güler Eroglu
For a newborn, surgical correction has been the primary treatment of native coarctation at most centers; however, there has been an increased use of balloon angioplasty (BA). The anterograde transvenous (AT) technique is another alternative way for coarctation (AoC) angioplasty in low weight patients with large ventricular septal defect (VSD). Four, 5-day-old to 7-month-old, infants weighing 2500, 2700, 2800, and 3400g, respectively presented to emergency unit (EU) with cyanosis, tachypnea, and loss of weight...
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749513/the-utility-of-brain-natriuretic-peptide-in-pediatric-cardiology-a-review
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Ana L Neves, Tiago Henriques-Coelho, Adelino Leite-Moreira, José C Areias
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to evaluate the clinical utility of brain natriuretic peptide in pediatric patients, examining the diagnostic value, management, and prognostic relevance, by critical assessment of the literature. DATA SOURCES: In December 2015, a literature search was performed (PubMed access to MEDLINE citations; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/) and included these Medical Subject Headings and text terms for the key words: "brain natriuretic peptide," "amino-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide," "children," "neonate/s," "newborn/s," "infant/s," and "echocardiography...
November 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720432/multidetector-computed-tomographic-angiography-imaging-of-congenital-pulmonary-venous-anomalies-a-pictorial-review
#18
Aysel Türkvatan, Alper Güzeltaş, Hasan Tahsin Tola, Yakup Ergül
Congenital pulmonary venous anomalies are not uncommon that can occur either in isolation or in association with different forms of congenital heart disease. Clinical presentation of these anomalies may vary from the relatively benign single anomalous partial pulmonary venous return to life-threatening critical obstructed total anomalous pulmonary venous return. Accurate delineation of these anomalies and accompanied cardiovascular anomalies are crucial to guide decision making in these patients. Low-dose high-pitch dual-source 256-detector multidetector computed tomographic angiography is a fast and reliable imaging modality allowing comprehensive noninvasive anatomic imaging in neonates and children with congenital pulmonary venous anomalies with lower radiation doses and should be preferred for these patients after transthoracic echocardiography...
October 6, 2016: Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, Journal L'Association Canadienne des Radiologistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716711/critical-decision-of-operability-in-congenital-heart-disease-patient-with-severe-pulmonary-hypertension
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Raja Joshi, Rajat Kalra, Neeraj Kumar, Neeraj Aggarwal, Reena K Joshi, Mridul Aggarwal, Rakesh Pandey
Repair of congenital heart disease in the presence of high pulmonary pressure has always been a contentious issue. Pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) is considered important for establishing operability in these patients. However, PVR estimation is not always accurate and cannot solely be relied upon to make critical decision of operability. Clinical examination, chest X-ray, and echocardiography are also important indicators of pulmonary vascular disease. Knowledge of pits and falls of each investigation is important for appropriate management in these patients...
October 2016: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716687/different-transseptal-puncture-for-different-procedures-optimization-of-left-atrial-catheterization-guided-by-transesophageal-echocardiography
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Andrea Radinovic, Patrizio Mazzone, Giovanni Landoni, Eustachio Agricola, Damiano Regazzoli, Paolo Della Bella
BACKGROUND: Left atrial catheterization through transseptal puncture is frequently performed in cardiac catheterization procedures. Appropriate transseptal puncture is critical to achieve procedural success. AIMS: The aim of the study is to evaluate the feasibility of selective transseptal punctures, using a modified radiofrequency (RF) transseptal needle and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), in different types of procedures that require specific sites of left atrial catheterization...
October 2016: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
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