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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761889/a-novel-human-s10f-hsp20-mutation-induces-lethal-peripartum-cardiomyopathy
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Guan-Sheng Liu, George Gardner, George Adly, Min Jiang, Wen-Feng Cai, Chi Keung Lam, Fawzi Alogaili, Nathan Robbins, Jack Rubinstein, Evangelia G Kranias
Heat shock protein 20 (Hsp20) has been shown to be a critical regulator of cardiomyocyte survival upon cardiac stress. In this study, we investigated the functional significance of a novel human Hsp20 mutation (S10F) in peripartum cardiomyopathy. Previous findings showed that cardiac-specific overexpression of this mutant were associated with reduced autophagy, left ventricular dysfunction and early death in male mice. However, this study indicates that females have normal function with no alterations in autophagy but died within a week after 1-4 pregnancies...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744563/diagnostic-workup-etiologies-and-management-of-acute-right-ventricle-failure-a-state-of-the-art-paper
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REVIEW
Antoine Vieillard-Baron, R Naeije, F Haddad, H J Bogaard, T M Bull, N Fletcher, T Lahm, S Magder, S Orde, G Schmidt, M R Pinsky
INTRODUCTION: This is a state-of-the-art article of the diagnostic process, etiologies and management of acute right ventricular (RV) failure in critically ill patients. It is based on a large review of previously published articles in the field, as well as the expertise of the authors. RESULTS: The authors propose the ten key points and directions for future research in the field. RV failure (RVF) is frequent in the ICU, magnified by the frequent need for positive pressure ventilation...
May 9, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731786/an-update-work-of-pulse-oximetry-screening-for-detecting-critical-congenital-heart-disease-in-the-newborn
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A Taksande, R Meshram, A Lohakare, S Purandare, U Biyani, J Vagha
Background: Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) is the commonest group of congenital malformations and affects 7-8 per 1000 live born newborns. Nevertheless, it is estimated that more than 50% of babies with undiagnosed CHD are not detected by routine neonatal cardiac examination. Aim: To find the incidence of CHD in newborns and to determine the accuracy of pulse oximetry for detecting clinically unrecognized critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) in the newborns...
July 2017: Images in Paediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721914/echocardiography-in-arterial-hypertension
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REVIEW
Giovanni de Simone, Costantino Mancusi, Roberta Esposito, Nicola De Luca, Maurizio Galderisi
Hypertension is a condition characterized by pressure and/or volume overloads and echocardiography is helpful and feasible to understand hemodynamic mechanisms. Echocardiographic information is sometimes critical and susceptible of modifying decision making. In this review, we provide detailed descriptions of the parameters that can be derived from a standard transthoracic echocardiogram, including some more recent techniques. We will also explain how each parameter might have impact in the evaluation of the hypertensive patient and give indications on when to refer patients to echo-labs, which parameters are critical and which ones might be redundant, and how to use the information obtained in the report...
May 2, 2018: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29700275/anesthesia-management-of-modified-ex-vivo-liver-resection-and-autotransplantation
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Fujun Cheng, Zhiyong Yang, Jing Zeng, Jianteng Gu, Jian Cui, Jiaoning Ning, Bin Yi
BACKGROUND Ex situ liver surgery allows liver resection and vascular reconstruction in patients who have liver tumors located in critical sites. Only a small series of studies about ex situ liver surgery is available in the literature. No anesthesia management experience has been previously published. The aim of the currents study was to summarize our experience with anesthetic management of patients during ex vivo liver surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS The first 43 patients who received ex vivo liver surgery between January 2007 and April 2012 were included...
April 27, 2018: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694994/predicting-the-future-delivery-room-planning-of-congenital-heart-disease-diagnosed-by-fetal-echocardiography
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Mary T Donofrio
Advances in prenatal imaging have improved the examination of the fetal cardiovascular system. Fetal echocardiography facilitates the prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease (CHD) and through sequential examination, allows assessment of fetal cardiac hemodynamics, predicting the evolution of anatomical and functional cardiovascular abnormalities in utero and during the transition to a postnatal circulation at delivery. This approach allows detailed diagnosis with prenatal counseling and enables planning to define perinatal management, selecting the fetuses at a risk of postnatal hemodynamic instability who are likely to require a specialized delivery plan...
May 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682549/preliminary-exploration-of-epidemiologic-and-hemodynamic-characteristics-of-restrictive-filling-diastolic-dysfunction-based-on-echocardiography-in-critically-ill-patients-a-retrospective-study
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Yi Li, Wanhong Yin, Yao Qin, Xueying Zeng, Tongjuan Zou, Xiaoting Wang, Yangong Chao, Lina Zhang, Yan Kang, Chinese Critical Ultrasound Study Group Ccusg
Objective: To preliminarily describe the epidemiologic and hemodynamic characteristics of critically ill patients with restrictive filling diastolic dysfunction based on echocardiography. Setting: A retrospective study. Methods: Epidemiologic characteristics of patients with restrictive filling diastolic dysfunction in ICU were described; clinical and hemodynamic data were preliminarily summarized and compared between patients with and without restrictive filling diastolic dysfunction; most of the data were based on echocardiography...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677464/improving-the-quality-of-preclinical-research-echocardiography-observations-training-and-guidelines-for-measurement
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Daniel G Donner, Helen Kiriazis, Xiao-Jun Du, Thomas H Marwick, Julie R McMullen
Informal training in preclinical research may be a contributor to the poor reproducibility of preclinical cardiology research and low rates of translation into clinical research and practice. Mouse echocardiography is a widely used technique to assess cardiac structure and function in drug intervention studies using disease models. The inter-observer variability (IOV) of clinical echocardiographic measurements has been shown to improve with formalized training, but preclinical echocardiography lacks similarly critical standardization of training...
April 20, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671237/acute-torrential-mitral-regurgitation-during-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-a-case-report
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Yoshiyuki Yamashita, Hiromichi Sonoda, Tomoki Ushijima, Akira Shiose
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive approach to aortic valve replacement. However, critical cardiovascular collapse can occur during the procedure for various reasons. CASE PRESENTATION: A 90-year-old man with severe aortic stenosis and left circumflex artery stenosis developed acute torrential mitral regurgitation (MR) during TAVR. The valve deployment process induced left ventricular dyssynchrony due to left bundle-branch block and myocardial ischemia in the left circumflex artery region with torrential MR...
April 18, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668847/adiponectin-determines-farnesoid-x-receptor-agonism-mediated-cardioprotection-against-post-infarction-remodeling-and-dysfunction
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Yunlong Xia, Fuyang Zhang, Shihao Zhao, Yueyang Li, Xiyao Chen, Erhe Gao, Xinyue Xu, Zhenyu Xiong, Xiaomeng Zhang, Jinglong Zhang, Huishou Zhao, Wei Wang, Helin Wang, Yanjie Guo, Yi Liu, Congye Li, Shan Wang, Ling Zhang, Wenjun Yan, Ling Tao
Aims: The farnesoid X receptor (FXR) is a member of the metabolic nuclear receptor superfamily that plays a critical regulatory role in cardiovascular physiology/pathology. However, the role of systemic FXR activation in the chronic phase in myocardial infarction (MI)-induced cardiac remodeling and dysfunction remains unclear. In this study, we aimed to elucidate the role of long-term FXR activation on post-MI cardiac remodeling and dysfunction. Methods and Results: Mice underwent either MI surgery or sham operation...
April 14, 2018: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666712/eustachian-valve-endocarditis-echocardiographic-diagnosis-in-a-critical-care-patient
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Mariana Alves, Rita Faria, António Messias, Carlos Meneses-Oliveira
Eustachian valve endocarditis is rare. A literature review revealed that only 29 cases have been reported and, among them, there is only one mention of an intensive care unit (ICU) admission. We present an 82-year-old man without previous medical records who presented with septic shock with multiple organ dysfunction. The patient was admitted to the ICU and deteriorated with combined shock (septic + cardiogenic). A second ultrasound screen detected a prominent Eustachian valve with mobile multilobulated vegetation attached...
2018: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657725/adherence-rate-of-quality-of-care-indicators-for-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-is-extremely-low-in-japanese-emergency-and-critical-care-departments-a-multicenter-retrospective-observational-study
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Kyohei Miyamoto, Seiya Kato, Junichi Kitayama, Junpei Okawa, Ayana Okamoto, Jun Kamei, Kazuhisa Yoshiya, Hideki Asai, Shingo Adachi, Hidekazu Yukioka, Hiroshi Akimoto, Kazuo Okuchi
Aim: Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia causes significant morbidity and mortality and requires specific management to prevent complications. Most studies evaluating quality of care have been carried out in Europe and North America, and accurate epidemiological data are lacking in Asia. We aimed to describe the epidemiology and evaluate the quality of care for S. aureus bacteremia in Japan. Methods: From February 2011 to January 2014, we undertook a multicenter retrospective observational study in 10 departments of emergency and critical care in Japan...
April 2018: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652546/ataxia-telangiectasia-mutated-kinase-deficiency-impairs-autophagic-response-early-during-myocardial-infarction
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Patsy R Thrasher, Stephanie L C Scofield, Suman Dalal, Claire C Crawford, Mahipal Singh, Krishna Singh
Ataxia-telangiectasia mutated kinase (ATM) is activated in response to DNA damage. We have previously shown that ATM plays a critical role in myocyte apoptosis and cardiac remodeling following myocardial infarction (MI). Here, we tested the hypothesis that ATM deficiency results in autophagic impairment in the heart early during MI. MI was induced in wild-type (WT) and ATM heterozygous knockout (hKO) mice by ligation of the left anterior descending artery (LAD). Structural and biochemical parameters of the heart were measured 4 hours following LAD ligation...
April 13, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651540/identifying-non-invasive-tools-to-distinguish-acute-myocarditis-from-dilated-cardiomyopathy-in-children
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Divya Suthar, Debra A Dodd, Justin Godown
There is often a diagnostic dilemma in pediatric patients presenting with depressed ventricular function, as myocarditis and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) of other etiologies can appear very similar. Accurate identification is critical to guide treatment and to provide families with the most accurate expectation of long-term outcomes. The objective of this study was to identify patterns of clinical presentation and to assess non-invasive measures to differentiate patients with acute myocarditis from other forms of DCM...
April 12, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650485/providing-transthoracic-echocardiography-training-for-intensive-care-unit-trainees-an-educational-improvement-initiative
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Catherine M Kuza, M Tariq Hanifi, Melissa Koç, Matthias Stopfkuchen-Evans
OBJECTIVE: Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is important in the management of critically ill patients, yet it has not been incorporated into many residency programs' curricula. Our objective is to determine if trainees undergoing a 60-minute training session on TTE have improved knowledge, ultrasound skills, and increases the utilization of TTE during their rotation in the intensive care unit (ICU). We will also compare the results of participants with prior TTE exposure to TTE-naïve trainees...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649938/preoperative-physiology-imaging-and-management-of-interrupted-aortic-arch
#16
Kevin Friedman
Interrupted aortic arch (IAA) is a rare form of critical neonatal heart disease in which there is lack of continuity between the ascending aorta and the descending thoracic aorta. In the absence of prenatal diagnosis, patients with IAA present in shock when the patent ductus arteriosus closes. Diagnosis can generally be made by echocardiography, and initiation of prostaglandin E1 infusion allows for adequate lower body perfusion prior to surgical repair. Full neonatal repair can be achieved with good outcomes in most cases...
April 1, 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648414/assessment-of-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-in-critically-ill-patients-at-the-time-of-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-intensivists-in-training-for-echocardiography-versus-experienced-operators
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Federico Franchi, Matteo Cameli, Fabio S Taccone, Loredana Mazzetti, Elisa Bigio, Martina Contorni, Sergio Mondillo, Sabino Scolletta
BACKGROUND: The biplane Simpson's method is considered the gold standard to assess and monitor left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF) in critically ill patients. Recently, a new semiautomatic technique based on speckle tracking echocardiography called "Auto-EF" has been introduced. We compared LVEF values obtained with biplane Simpson's method and Auto-EF by two groups of operators: trainee echocardiography intensivists and experienced echocardiographers. METHODS: A standard transthoracic echocardiography was performed on 37 patients...
April 12, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629020/diagnosis-treatment-and-prevention-of-cardiovascular-toxicity-related-to-anti-cancer-treatment-in-clinical-practice-an-opinion-paper-from-the-working-group-on-cardio-oncology-of-the-korean-society-of-echocardiography
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REVIEW
Hyungseop Kim, Woo-Baek Chung, Kyoung Im Cho, Bong-Joon Kim, Jeong-Sook Seo, Seong-Mi Park, Hak Jin Kim, Ju-Hee Lee, Eun Kyoung Kim, Ho-Joong Youn
Cardiovascular (CV) toxicity associated with anti-cancer treatment is commonly encountered and raises critical problems that often result in serious morbidity or mortality. Most cardiac toxicities are related to the cumulative dose of chemotherapy; however, the type of chemotherapy, concomitant agents, and/or conventional CV risk factors have been frequently implicated in CV toxicity. Approximately half of the patients exhibiting CV toxicity receive an anthracycline-based regimen. Therefore, serologic biomarkers or cardiac imagings are important during anti-cancer treatment for early detection and the decision of appropriate management of cardiotoxicity...
March 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622180/roles-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-and-cardiac-computed-tomography-for-evaluation-of-left-atrial-thrombus-and-associated-pathology-a-review-and-critical-analysis
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REVIEW
Faraz Pathan, Harvey Hecht, Jagat Narula, Thomas H Marwick
Evaluation of the left atrium and left atrial appendage for the presence of thrombus prior to cardioversion and pulmonary vein isolation, and of the entire heart for embolic sources in the setting of cryptogenic stroke, has long been standard medical care. Guidelines have uniformly recommended transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) to accomplish these goals. In recent years, computed tomographic angiography has demonstrated diagnostic accuracy similar to that of TEE for the detection of thrombus. Analysis of the pertinent data and relative merits of the 2 technologies leads to the conclusions that: 1) both modalities have some unique, nonoverlapping capabilities that may dictate their use in specific situations; 2) computed tomographic angiography is a reasonable alternative to TEE when the primary aim is to exclude left atrial and left atrial appendage thrombus and in patients in whom the risks associated with TEE outweigh the benefits; and 3) both options should be discussed with the patient in the setting of shared decision making...
April 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621027/cardiac-output-monitoring-how-to-choose-the-optimal-method-for-the-individual-patient
#20
Bernd Saugel, Jean-Louis Vincent
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the different methods available for the assessment of cardiac output (CO) and describe their specific indications in intensive care and perioperative medicine. RECENT FINDINGS: In critically ill patients, persistent circulatory shock after initial resuscitation is an indication for the assessment of CO to monitor the response to fluids and vasoactive agents. In patients with circulatory shock associated with right ventricular dysfunction, pulmonary artery hypertension, or acute respiratory distress syndrome, invasive CO monitoring using indicator dilution methods is indicated...
June 2018: Current Opinion in Critical Care
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