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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231322/clinical-evaluation-of-new-automatic-coronary-specific-best-cardiac-phase-selection-algorithm-for-single-beat-coronary-ct-angiography
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Hui Wang, Lei Xu, Zhanming Fan, Junfu Liang, Zixu Yan, Zhonghua Sun
The aim of this study was to evaluate the workflow efficiency of a new automatic coronary-specific reconstruction technique (Smart Phase, GE Healthcare-SP) for selection of the best cardiac phase with least coronary motion when compared with expert manual selection (MS) of best phase in patients with high heart rate. A total of 46 patients with heart rates above 75 bpm who underwent single beat coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) were enrolled in this study. CCTA of all subjects were performed on a 256-detector row CT scanner (Revolution CT, GE Healthcare, Waukesha, Wisconsin, US)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230264/isolated-aneurysms-of-the-membranous-ventricular-septum-without-residual-shunts-systematic-review-and-description-of-3-cases-in-adults
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REVIEW
Ali Abdul Jabbar, Omar Mufti, Wojciech Mazur, Muhammad Bilal Quraishi, Bal K Srivastava, Vijay Tivakaran
A ventricular septal defect is the most common congenital cardiac abnormality encountered in infants and children. Many of them survive through adulthood before diagnosis. Two-thirds of the cases involve the membranous part of the septum. In the absence of an interventricular shunt or concomitant cardiac surgery, guidelines for surgical intervention or resection of isolated aneurysms of the membranous septum are not well established. In this report, we discuss a multi-imaging modality approach for the diagnosis and assessment of membranous ventricular septal aneurysms and review the experts' consensuses for follow-up and treatment strategies...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229822/myocardial-performance-index-in-active-and-inactive-paediatric-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Anant Khositseth, Wasana Prangwatanagul, Kanchana Tangnararatchakit, Soamarat Vilaiyuk, Nantawan Su-Angka
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate cardiac structure and function in paediatric SLE patients without clinical evidence of cardiovascular disease in active and inactive diseases. METHODS: Patients aged ≤20 years who fulfilled the diagnostic criteria of active SLE underwent transthoracic echocardiography to evaluate cardiac structure and function, and were then followed up echocardiographically every 3-4 months until SLE disease was inactive. Patients with heart failure, myocarditis, pericarditis, endocarditis, coronary artery disease, or abnormal structural heart disease were excluded...
February 3, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229450/endogenous-nitric-oxide-formation-in-cardiac-myocytes-does-not-control-respiration-during-%C3%AE-adrenergic-stimulation
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Michael Kohlhaas, Alexander G Nickel, Stefanie Bergem, Barbara Casadei, Ulrich Laufs, Christoph Maack
Endothelial nitric oxide (NO) controls cardiac oxygen (O2 ) consumption in a paracrine way by slowing respiration at the mitochondrial electron transport chain. While NO synthases (NOS) are also expressed in cardiac myocytes, it is unclear whether they control respiration in an intracrine way. Furthermore, the existence of a mitochondrial NOS is controversial. Here, by combining fluorescence imaging with electrical field stimulation, the patch-clamp method and knock-out technology, we determined the sources and consequences of intracellular NO formation during workload transitions in isolated murine and guinea pig cardiac myocytes and mitochondria...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229032/role-of-dual-energy-computed-tomography-imaging-in-the-diagnosis-of-gout
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REVIEW
Divya Jayakumar, Shiv T Sehra, Suneesh Anand, Gary W Stallings, Abhijeet Danve
Gout is a well-known inflammatory arthritis and affects four percent of the United States population. It results from the deposition of uric acid crystals in joints, tendons, bursae, and other surrounding tissues. Prevalence of gout has increased in the recent decade. Gout is usually seen in conjunction with other chronic comorbid conditions like cardiac disease, metabolic syndrome, and renal disease. The diagnosis of this inflammatory arthritis is confirmed by visualization of monosodium urate (MSU) crystals in the synovial fluid...
January 20, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228942/effects-of-renal-denervation-on-vascular-remodelling-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-preserved-ejection-fraction-a-randomised-control-trial
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Hitesh C Patel, Carl Hayward, Jennifer Keegan, Peter D Gatehouse, Ronak Rajani, Rajdeep S Khattar, Raad H Mohiaddin, Stuart D Rosen, Alexander R Lyon, Carlo di Mario
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of renal denervation (RDT) on micro- and macro-vascular function in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). DESIGN: A prospective, randomised, open-controlled trial with blinded end-point analysis. SETTING: A single-centre London teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-five patients with HFpEF who were recruited into the RDT-PEF trial. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Macro-vascular: 24-h ambulatory pulse pressure, aorta distensibilty (from cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR), aorta pulse wave velocity (CMR), augmentation index (peripheral tonometry) and renal artery blood flow indices (renal MR)...
January 2017: JRSM Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228584/high-cardiorespiratory-fitness-in-early-to-late-middle-age-preserves-the-cortical-circuitry-associated-with-brain-heart-integration-during-volitional-exercise
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Katelyn N Wood, Torri A Luchyshyn, J Kevin Shoemaker
This study tested the hypothesis that high cardiorespiratory fitness (VO2max) preserves the cortical circuitry associated with cardiac arousal during exercise in middle to older-aged individuals. Observations of changes in heart rate (HR) and in cortical blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) images were made in 52 healthy, active individuals (45-73 years; 16 female) across a range of fitness (26-66mL/kg/min). Seven repeated bouts of isometric handgrip (IHG) at 40% MVC force were performed using functional magnetic resonance imaging at 3-Tesla, with each contraction lasting 20 sec and separated by 40 sec of rest...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228308/systematic-review-of-non-invasive-cardiovascular-imaging-in-the-diagnosis-of-constrictive-pericarditis
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Sivakumar Ardhanari, Bharath Yarlagadda, Vishal Parikh, Kevin C Dellsperger, Anand Chockalingam, Sudarshan Balla, Senthil Kumar
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis (CP) can be challenging. It can be nearly impossible to distinguish CP from other causes of right heart failure. Although various imaging modalities help in the diagnosis, no test is definitive. Several reviews have addressed the role of various imaging techniques in the diagnosis of CP but a systematic review has not yet been published. OBJECTIVE: Our intention was to study the ability of various non-invasive imaging modalities to diagnose CP in patients with surgically confirmed disease and to apply our findings to develop a clinically useful diagnostic algorithm...
January 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228295/idiopathic-dilatation-of-pulmonary-artery-a-review
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REVIEW
Amit Malviya, Pravin K Jha, Jyoti P Kalita, Manuj K Saikia, Animesh Mishra
The diagnosis of idiopathic dilatation of pulmonary artery is challenging because its clinical recognition is difficult and various other causes of dilated pulmonary artery need to be excluded. The clinical findings mimic various common cardiac disorders and both invasive and non-invasive investigations should be done to arrive at the diagnosis. It is a known clinical entity but etiology and pathophysiology are largely unknown. The current echocardiographic and catheterization based diagnostic criteria, may not be satisfied completely in a particular patient and need to be revisited in view of newer imaging modalities...
January 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227815/lab-on-chips-for-manipulation-of-small-scale-organisms-to-facilitate-imaging-of-neurons-and-organs
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Ramtin Ardeshiri, Pouya Rezai, Ramtin Ardeshiri, Pouya Rezai, Ramtin Ardeshiri, Pouya Rezai
Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) and Drosophila melanogaster (D. melanogaster) are widely-used model organisms for neurological and cardiac studies due to their simple neuronal (302 neurons in C. elegans) and cardiac (simple tubular organ in D. melanogaster) systems. However, their small sizes and continuous mobility impede their precise and timely manipulation, hence, limiting the assays that can be done using conventional manual methods. This has resulted in a need for technologies that allow multidirectional manipulation of model organisms to enable studies on target neurons and organs throughout the body...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227775/3d-anatomical-reconstruction-of-human-cardiac-conduction-system-and-simulation-of-bundle-branch-block-after-tavi-procedure
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Andrew J Atkinson, Sanjay R Kharche, Michael G Bateman, Paul A Iaizzo, Halina Dobrzynski, Andrew J Atkinson, Sanjay R Kharche, Michael G Bateman, Paul A Iaizzo, Halina Dobrzynski, Andrew J Atkinson, Paul A Iaizzo, Halina Dobrzynski, Sanjay R Kharche, Michael G Bateman
The cardiac conduction system (CCS) is responsible for the initiation and propagation of action potentials through the heart ensuring efficient pumping of blood. Understanding the anatomy of the CCS and its relationship with other major cardiac components is important to help understand arrhythmias and how certain procedures may increase the incidence of arrhythmias developing. We sectioned a whole human heart and performed Masson's trichrome histology in order to identify the components of the CCS. The histology images were used to construct a 3D anatomical model...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227762/single-shot-turbo-spin-echo-acquisition-for-in-vivo-cardiac-diffusion-mri
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Masoud Edalati, Gregory R Lee, Hui Wang, Michael D Taylor, Yu Y Li, Masoud Edalati, Gregory R Lee, Hui Wang, Michael D Taylor, Yu Y Li, Masoud Edalati, Gregory R Lee, Michael D Taylor, Hui Wang, Yu Y Li
Diffusion MRI offers the ability to noninvasively characterize the microstructure of myocardium tissue and detect disease related pathology in cardiovascular examination. This study investigates the feasibility of in vivo cardiac diffusion MRI under free-breathing condition. A high-speed imaging technique, correlation imaging, is used to enable single-shot turbo spin echo for free-breathing cardiac data acquisition. The obtained in vivo cardiac diffusion-weighted images illustrate robust image quality and minor geometry distortions...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227429/characterization-of-normal-and-scarred-myocardium-based-on-texture-analysis-of-cardiac-computed-tomography-images
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S Antunes, A Esposito, A Palmisanov, C Colantoni, F de Cobelli, A Del Maschio, S Antunes, A Esposito, A Palmisanov, C Colantoni, F de Cobelli, A Del Maschio, A Del Maschio, C Colantoni, F De Cobelli, A Esposito, S Antunes
An accurate detection of myocardial scar using Cardiac CT may have a strong clinical impact; however, the main drawback is the insufficient contrast to noise ratio of delayed iodine enhanced (DIE) CT images, which makes its accurate segmentation (manual as well as automatic) difficult. In this work, we investigate texture parameters applied on the different scans in order to obtain the scans and features that best differentiates normal from scarred myocardium. The experiments on 7 cases of myocarditis show the accuracy of the parameter energy in all scans, as well as the good performance of the angiographic scan (having higher spatial resolution) with different parameters for the segmentation propose...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227426/characterization-of-patient-specific-biventricular-mechanics-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-hyperelastic-warping
#14
Hua Zou, Xiaodan Zhao, Xi Ce, Lik Chuan Lee, Martin Genet, Yi Su, Rusan Tan, Liang Zhong, Hua Zou, Xiaodan Zhao, Xi Ce, Lik Chuan Lee, Martin Genet, Yi Su, Rusan Tan, Liang Zhong, Rusan Tan, Martin Genet, Hua Zou, Lik Chuan Lee, Yi Su, Liang Zhong, Xiaodan Zhao, Xi Ce
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF) is considered as a major public health problem. Traditionally, HFPEF is diagnosed based on a "normal" EF, but the studies have explored the potential role of left ventricular mechanics. Furthermore, right ventricular mechanics and bi-ventricular interaction in HFPEF is currently not well understood. In this study, we aim to develop a framework using a hyperelastic warping approach to quantify bi-ventricular and septum strains from cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) images...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227424/atrioventricular-junction-avj-motion-tracking-a-software-tool-with-itk-vtk-qt
#15
Pengdong Xiao, Shuang Leng, Xiaodan Zhao, Hua Zou, Ru San Tan, Philip Wong, Liang Zhong, Pengdong Xiao, Shuang Leng, Xiaodan Zhao, Hua Zou, Ru San Tan, Philip Wong, Liang Zhong, Ru San Tan, Pengdong Xiao, Philip Wong, Hua Zou, Shuang Leng, Liang Zhong, Xiaodan Zhao
The quantitative measurement of the Atrioventricular Junction (AVJ) motion is an important index for ventricular functions of one cardiac cycle including systole and diastole. In this paper, a software tool that can conduct AVJ motion tracking from cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) images is presented by using Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit (ITK), The Visualization Toolkit (VTK) and Qt. The software tool is written in C++ by using Visual Studio Community 2013 integrated development environment (IDE) containing both an editor and a Microsoft complier...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227423/dynamic-mapping-of-ventricular-function-from-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#16
Maria Panayiotou, Peter Mountney, Alexander Brost, Daniel Toth, Tom Jackson, Jonathan M Behar, Christopher A Rinaldi, R James Housden, Kawal S Rhode, Maria Panayiotou, Peter Mountney, Alexander Brost, Daniel Toth, Tom Jackson, Jonathan M Behar, Christopher A Rinaldi, R James Housden, Kawal S Rhode, Alexander Brost, Tom Jackson, Maria Panayiotou, Christopher A Rinaldi, Jonathan M Behar, R James Housden, Kawal S Rhode, Daniel Toth, Peter Mountney
Heart failure is associated with substantial mortality and morbidity and remains the most common diagnosis in older patients. Based on experimental electrophysiologic studies, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) for heart failure results in a maximum resynchronization effect when applied to the most delayed left ventricular (LV) site. Current clinical practice is to identify the optimal site using separate visualisation of scar and activation information. These must be mentally mapped into 3D, which is challenging and time-consuming for the electrophysiologist...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227401/mesh-resolution-impacts-the-accuracy-of-inverse-and-forward-ecg-problems
#17
Bing Yao, Shenli Pei, Hui Yang, Bing Yao, Shenli Pei, Hui Yang, Hui Yang, Bing Yao, Shenli Pei
Electrocardiographic imaging (ECGI) has become an important medical diagnosis tool that assists scientists to noninvasively investigate cardiac electric activity. Many previous works have studied the inverse and forward ECG problems to understand how to reconstruct the cardiac electric activity from the body potential distribution. However, the inverse ECG problem is highly ill-conditioned and very sensitive to errors and noises. Thus, there is a need to study the sensitivity of inverse and forward ECG problems...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227374/measuring-pulse-rate-variability-using-long-range-non-contact-imaging-photoplethysmography
#18
Ethan B Blackford, Alyssa M Piasecki, Justin R Estepp, Ethan B Blackford, Alyssa M Piasecki, Justin R Estepp, Ethan B Blackford, Alyssa M Piasecki, Justin R Estepp
Camera-based measurement of the blood volume pulse via non-contact, imaging photoplethysmography is a very popular approach for measuring pulse rate using a remote imaging sensor. Comparatively less attention has been paid to the usefulness of the method for measuring features of pulse rate variability, and even less focus has been put on the accuracy of any cardiac activity feature that can be achieved at long imager-to-subject distances. In this study, video was recorded from 19 participants, while at rest, at a distance of 25 meters from the imaging sensor...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227204/ultrasound-plane-wave-imaging-with-delay-multiply-and-sum-beamforming-and-coherent-compounding
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Giulia Matrone, Alessandro S Savoia, Giosue Caliano, Giovanni Magenes, Giulia Matrone, Alessandro S Savoia, Giosue Caliano, Giovanni Magenes, Giulia Matrone, Giovanni Magenes, Alessandro S Savoia, Giosue Caliano
Improving the frame rate is an important aspect in medical ultrasound imaging, particularly in 3D/4D cardiac applications. However, an accurate trade-off between the higher frame rate and image contrast and resolution should be performed. Plane-Wave Imaging (PWI) can potentially achieve frame rates in the order of 10 kHz, as it uses a single unfocused plane wave (and thus a single transmit event) to acquire the image of the entire region of interest. The lack of transmit focusing however causes a significant drop of image quality, which can be restored by coherently compounding several tilted plane-wave frames, at the expense of the frame rate...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227126/cardiac-muscle-energetics-improved-normalisation-of-heat-using-optical-coherence-tomography
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Ming L Cheuk, Callum M Johnston, June-Chiew Han, Denis S Loiselle, Poul M F Nielsen, Andrew J Taberner, Ming L Cheuk, Callum M Johnston, June-Chiew Han, Denis S Loiselle, Poul M F Nielsen, Andrew J Taberner, June-Chiew Han, Callum M Johnston, Poul M F Nielsen, Ming L Cheuk, Denis S Loiselle, Andrew J Taberner
Heat liberated from isolated cardiac muscle has been used to inform us of thermo-mechanical processes that occur during a contraction. However, for comparisons between different samples to be useful, the heat output needs to be normalized to volume. We have implemented an optical coherence tomograph (OCT), together with a flow-through calorimeter, to accurately determine both muscle volume and heat in the same measurement chamber. The heat rate for multiple stimulation frequencies were recorded and normalized to the volume captured by the OCT...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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