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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222905/premorbid-dietary-intake-of-protein-is-associated-with-early-outcomes-but-not-with-severity-of-ischemic-stroke
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Minhui Dai, Ling Tian, Wenjie Zi, Biyang Cai, Lulu Xiao, Keting Liu, Shuyu Zhou, Zhizhong Zhang, Wusheng Zhu, Fang Yang, Xinfeng Liu, Gelin Xu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Dietary protein intake has been associated with reduced risk of stroke. This study aimed to examine the relationship between premorbid dietary intake of protein and both stroke severity and neurological outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Consecutive patients with first-ever ischemic stroke in Jinling Hospital were screened for eligibility of participation. A validated foodfrequency questionnaire (FFQ) was performed to collect necessary data for calculating pre-stroke dietary intakes...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217747/mr-perfusion-to-determine-the-status-of-collaterals-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-look-beyond-time-maps
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K Nael, A Doshi, R De Leacy, J Puig, M Castellanos, J Bederson, T P Naidich, J Mocco, M Wintermark
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patients with acute stroke with robust collateral flow have better clinical outcomes and may benefit from endovascular treatment throughout an extended time window. Using a multiparametric approach, we aimed to identify MR perfusion parameters that can represent the extent of collaterals, approximating DSA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with anterior circulation proximal arterial occlusion who had baseline MR perfusion and DSA were evaluated...
December 7, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216983/atrial-infarction-and-ischemic-mitral-regurgitation-contribute-to-post-mi-remodeling-of-the-left-atrium
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Jaume Aguero, Carlos Galan-Arriola, Rodrigo Fernandez-Jimenez, Javier Sanchez-Gonzalez, Nina Ajmone, Victoria Delgado, Jorge Solis, Gonzalo J Lopez, Antonio de Molina-Iracheta, Roger J Hajjar, Jeroen J Bax, Valentin Fuster, Borja Ibáñez
BACKGROUND: Left atrial (LA) remodeling after an acute myocardial infarction (MI) is poorly characterized regarding its determinants or its effect on ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR) development. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was: 1) to compare LA structural remodeling in experimental MI swine models recapitulating the effects of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction, ischemic MR, and left atrial infarction (LAI); and 2) to analyze how LA remodeling influences ischemic MR development...
December 12, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205626/feasibility-and-reproducibility-of-feature-tracking-based-strain-and-strain-rate-measures-of-the-left-ventricle-in-different-diseases-and-genders
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Alicia M Maceira, Luis Tuset-Sanchis, Miguel López-Garrido, Marta San Andres, M Pilar López-Lereu, Jose V Monmeneu, M Pilar García-González, Laura Higueras
BACKGROUND: The measurement of myocardial deformation by strain analysis is an evolving tool to quantify regional and global myocardial function. PURPOSE: To assess the feasibility and reproducibility of myocardial strain/strain rate measurements with magnetic resonance feature tracking (MR-FT) in healthy subjects and in patient groups. STUDY TYPE: Prospective study. POPULATION: Sixty patients (20 hypertensives with left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy (H); 20 nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (D); 20 ischemic heart disease (I); as well as 20 controls (C) were included, 10 men and 10 women in each group...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204737/initial-slovenian-experience-with-mitraclip-therapy-careful-selection-of-patients-is-crucial-for-optimal-outcome
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Jana Ambrožič, Marta Cvijič, Mojca Bervar, Špela Mušič, Matjaž Bunc
BACKGROUND: MitraClip is a percutaneous mitral repair technology increasingly used for high surgical risk patients with primary or secondary mitral regurgitation. We describe initial Slovenian experience with MitraClip and discuss the importance of identifying the suitable candidates for this procedure. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the first 10 patients (mean age 75.6 ± 6.9 years, logistic Euroscore 28.4 ± 10.9%) with severe and moderate to severe mitral regurgitation (8 secondary, 1 primary and 1 mixed etiology) who underwent a MitraClip procedure between January 2015 and February 2017...
December 4, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203301/ischemic-mitral-regurgitation-a-paradigm-shift-in-surgical-management
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REVIEW
Anita K Malhotra, Adam S Evans, Menachem M Weiner, Harish Ramakrishna
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202813/a-predominance-of-hypertensive-heart-disease-among-patients-with-cardiac-disease-in-buea-a-semi-urban-setting-south-west-region-of-cameroon
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Clovis Nkoke, Christelle Makoge, Anastase Dzudie, Liliane Kuate Mfeukeu, Engelbert Bain Luchuo, Alain Menanga, Samuel Kingue
OBJECTIVE: The pattern of heart disease is diverse within and among world regions. The little data on the spectrum of heart disease in Cameroon has been so far limited to major cities. We sought to describe the pattern of heart disease in Buea, the South West Region of Cameroon, a semi-urban setting. This was a descriptive cross-sectional study. Between June 2016 and April 2017 the echocardiography register of the Buea Regional Hospital was surveyed. We extracted data on the age, sex and echocardiographic diagnosis...
December 4, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177950/vascular-and-tissue-changes-of-magnetic-susceptibility-in-the-mouse-brain-after-transient-cerebral-ischemia
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Markus Vaas, Andreas Deistung, Jürgen R Reichenbach, Annika Keller, Anja Kipar, Jan Klohs
Quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) has been recently introduced as a novel MRI post-processing technique of gradient recalled echo (GRE) data. QSM is useful in depicting both brain anatomy and for detecting abnormalities. Its utility in the context of ischemic stroke has, however, not been extensively characterized so far. In this study, we explored the potential of QSM to characterize vascular and tissue changes in the transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO) mouse model of cerebral ischemia...
November 25, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168014/myocardial-perfusion-reserve-quantified-by-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-is-associated-with-late-gadolinium-enhancement-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Daisuke Tezuka, Hisanori Kosuge, Masahiro Terashima, Nozomu Koyama, Tadashi Kishida, Yuko Tada, Jun-Ichi Suzuki, Tetsuo Sasano, Takashi Ashikaga, Kenzo Hirao, Mitsuaki Isobe
Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) with cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging has demonstrated the capability of stratifying hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Stress perfusion test of CMR can quantify myocardial perfusion reserve (MPR), but its clinical role is not determined. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between MPR and LGE in patients with HCM. A total of 61 consecutive cases underwent complete evaluation with electrocardiography and CMR [cine imaging, coronary MR angiography (MRA), and stress perfusion testing with LGE]...
November 22, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159048/resting-state-connectivity-and-executive-functions-after-pediatric-arterial-ischemic-stroke
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Salome Kornfeld, Rui Yuan, Bharat B Biswal, Sebastian Grunt, Sandeep Kamal, Juan Antonio Delgado Rodríguez, Mária Regényi, Roland Wiest, Christian Weisstanner, Claus Kiefer, Maja Steinlin, Regula Everts
Background: The aim of this study was to compare the relationship between core executive functions and frontoparietal network connections at rest between children who had suffered an arterial ischemic stroke and typically developing peers. Methods: Children diagnosed with arterial ischemic stroke more than two years previously and typically developing controls were included. Executive function (EF) measures comprised inhibition (Go-NoGo task), fluency (category fluency task), processing speed (processing speed tasks), divided attention, working memory (letter-number sequencing), conceptual reasoning (matrices) and EF in everyday life (questionnaire)...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153000/coronary-bypass-in-left-ventricular-dysfunction-and-differential-cardiac-recovery
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Lucian Lozonschi, Takushi Kohmoto, Satoru Osaki, Nilto C De Oliveira, Ravi Dhingra, Shahab A Akhter, Paul C Tang
Background We aimed to examine the efficacy of surgical revascularization with respect to improvement in ventricular function and survival in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy and poor left ventricular function. Methods We retrospectively analyzed the data of 429 patients (median age 64.6 years, 81.1% male) with ejection fractions <40% undergoing isolated primary coronary artery bypass grafting from 2000 to 2016. Techniques included on-pump cardioplegic arrest ( n = 312), off-pump ( n = 75), and on-pump beating heart ( n = 42)...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150492/predictors-of-mortality-in-patients-with-severe-ischemic-cardiomyopathy-undergoing-surgical-mitral-valve-intervention
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Kenya Kusunose, Nancy A Obuchowski, Marc Gillinov, Zoran B Popovic, Scott D Flamm, Brian P Griffin, Deborah H Kwon
BACKGROUND: Ischemic mitral regurgitation is associated with substantial risk of death. Although surgical mitral valve intervention (MVi) may improve symptoms, it has not been shown to improve survival. The aim of this study was to identify predictors of mortality in patients with ischemic mitral regurgitation and MVi. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated 117 consecutive patients (age, 65±10 years) with advanced ischemic cardiomyopathy who underwent cardiac magnetic resonance and subsequent MVi between January 1, 2002 and January 1, 2012...
November 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137141/steroid-and-xenobiotic-receptor-signalling-in-apoptosis-and-autophagy-of-the-nervous-system
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REVIEW
Agnieszka Wnuk, Małgorzata Kajta
Apoptosis and autophagy are involved in neural development and in the response of the nervous system to a variety of insults. Apoptosis is responsible for cell elimination, whereas autophagy can eliminate the cells or keep them alive, even in conditions lacking trophic factors. Therefore, both processes may function synergistically or antagonistically. Steroid and xenobiotic receptors are regulators of apoptosis and autophagy; however, their actions in various pathologies are complex. In general, the estrogen (ER), progesterone (PR), and mineralocorticoid (MR) receptors mediate anti-apoptotic signalling, whereas the androgen (AR) and glucocorticoid (GR) receptors participate in pro-apoptotic pathways...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132918/the-first-in-human-experience-with-a-minimally-invasive-ambulatory-counterpulsation-heart-assist-system-for-advanced-congestive-heart-failure
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Valluvan Jeevanandam, Tae Song, David Onsager, Takeyoshi Ota, Colleen Juricek LaBuhn, Thomas Lammy, Gabriel Sayer, Gene Kim, Sonna Patel-Raman, Nir Uriel
BACKGROUND: The intravascular ventricular assist system (iVAS) is a new, minimally invasive, ambulatory counterpulsation heart assist system delivered via the subclavian artery and powered by a portable driver. It is designed for recovery, bridge to transplantation (BTT) or for prolonging medical therapy. We report the first-in-human (FIH) experience with iVAS. METHODS: This is a prospective, non-randomized single arm, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved early feasibility trial in patients listed for cardiac transplantation...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128571/exercise-testing-in-mitral-regurgitation
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REVIEW
Raluca Dulgheru, Stella Marchetta, Tadafumi Sugimoto, Yun Yun Go, Alexandra Girbea, Oury Cécile, Patrizio Lancellotti
Mitral regurgitation (MR) is the second most common valvular heart disease referred for corrective surgery. Diagnostic and management dilemmas are not uncommon when dealing with MR patients. Exercise testing plays an important role in sorting out some of these clinical challenges. In primary asymptomatic MR, exercise testing allows symptom assessment, confident link of symptoms to valve disease severity, safe deferral of surgery for the next 1-year in patients with preserved exercise capacity, insights into the mechanism of exercise-induced dyspnea and helps in individual risk stratification...
November 8, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128570/outcomes-in-degenerative-mitral-regurgitation-current-state-of-the-art-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Milind Y Desai, Francesco Grigioni, Marco Di Eusanio, Matteo Saccocci, Maurizio Taramasso, Francesco Maisano, Rakesh M Suri, A Marc Gillinov
Mitral regurgitation (MR) is the one of the most frequent valvular heart diseases in the developed world, often requiring surgical correction. Degenerative MR is the most common type of non-ischemic, organic MR in the western world. Since no medical treatment has been shown to be effective in preventing the consequences of volume overload in asymptomatic degenerative MR, risk stratification is essential. Currently, this is achieved using clinical and precisely quantified echocardiographic parameters, with newer technologies like cardiac magnetic resonance gaining increasing prominence...
November 8, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126782/feasibility-and-limitations-of-mitral-valve-repair-with-or-without-left-ventricular-reconstruction-in-non-ischemic-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Yasushige Shingu, Tomonori Ooka, Hiroki Katoh, Tsuyoshi Tachibana, Suguru Kubota, Yoshiro Matsui
BACKGROUND: Although non-transplant surgical interventions for non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDCM) are relatively effective, their feasibility and limitations have not been fully elucidated. The aim of this study was to define the feasibility and limitations of mitral valve repair, with or without surgical ventricular reconstruction for patients with NIDCM in terms of postoperative low cardiac output syndrome (LOS). METHODS: Twenty non-transplant candidates (aged 57±13 years) with NIDCM and significant mitral regurgitation had undergone mitral valve repair combined with submitral procedures...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103477/atherosclerotic-plaque-features-and-distribution-in-bilateral-carotid-arteries-of-asymptomatic-elderly-population-a-3d-multicontrast-mr-vessel-wall-imaging-study
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Ying Cai, Le He, Chun Yuan, Huijun Chen, Qiang Zhang, Rui Li, Cheng Li, Xihai Zhao
PURPOSE: This study sought to investigate the characteristics of morphology, compositions and distribution of carotid atherosclerotic plaques in asymptomatic elderly population using three dimensional (3D) multicontrast magnetic resonance vessel wall imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 146 asymptomatic elderly subjects (≥60years) were recruited and underwent 3D multicontrast MR vessel wall imaging for bilateral carotid arteries on a 3.0T MR scanner. The presence of carotid atherosclerotic plaque was determined and the stenosis was measured...
November 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101180/reduced-longitudinal-contraction-is-associated-with-ischemic-mitral-regurgitation-after-posterior-mi
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Kiyotake Ishikawa, Shin Watanabe, Nadjib Hammoudi, Jaume Aguero, Olympia Bikou, Kenneth Fish, Roger J Hajjar
BACKGROUND: The role of left ventricular (LV) longitudinal contraction in ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR) remains unclear. We hypothesized that reduced longitudinal contraction disrupts normal mitral valve plane displacement during systole and leads to mitral valve tethering, thereby inducing ischemic MR. METHODS: Twenty-three Yorkshire pigs underwent induction of different-sized posterior myocardial infarction (MI) using a percutaneous approach. Incidence of MR and its association to LV longitudinal strain was examined using speckle-tracking echocardiography at one month post-MI to determine their relationship...
November 3, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100253/impact-of-papillary-muscle-infarction-on-ischemic-mitral-regurgitation-assessed-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#20
Christiane Bretschneider, Hannah-Klara Heinrich, Achim Seeger, Christof Burgstahler, Stephan Miller, Ulrich Kramer, Meinrad Gawaz, Konstantin Nikolaou, Bernhard Klumpp
Objective Ischemic mitral regurgitation is a predictor of heart failure resulting in increased mortality in patients with chronic myocardial infarction. It is uncertain whether the presence of papillary muscle (PM) infarction contributes to the development of mitral regurgitation in patients with chronic myocardial infarction (MI). The aim of the present study was to assess the correlation of PM infarction depicted by MRI with mitral regurgitation and left ventricular function. Methods and Materials 48 patients with chronic MI and recent MRI and echocardiography were retrospectively included...
November 3, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
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