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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316101/n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-and-phonocardiography-in-differentiating-innocent-cardiac-murmurs-from-congenital-cardiac-anomalies-in-asymptomatic-puppies
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S M Marinus, H van Engelen, V Szatmári
BACKGROUND: Differentiating innocent cardiac murmurs from murmurs caused by congenital cardiac anomalies can be challenging with auscultation alone in asymptomatic puppies. HYPOTHESIS: Plasma N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) concentrations and phonocardiograms recorded by an electronic stethoscope can differentiate innocent from pathologic cardiac murmurs. ANIMALS: A total of 186 client-owned asymptomatic dogs: 135 Cairn Terriers (age: 45-124 days), 20 adult Cairn Terriers (age: 7...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304253/ventricular-parasystole-in-a-neonatal-rhesus-macaque-macaca-mulatta
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Dalis E Collins, Brandy L Dozier, Jeffrey J Stanton, Lois Ma Colgin, Rhonda MacAllister
A 6-d-old Indian-origin female rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) presented with bradycardia shortly after sedation with ketamine. No other cardiac abnormalities were apparent. Approximately 2 wk after the initial presentation, the macaque was again bradycardic and exhibited a regularly irregular arrhythmia on a prestudy examination. ECG, echocardiography, blood pressure measurement, SpO2 assessment, and a CBC analysis were performed. The echocardiogram and bloodwork were normal, but the infant was hypotensive at the time of echocardiogram...
December 1, 2016: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303271/a-computational-method-for-analyzing-the-biomechanics-of-heart-murmurs
#3
Chi Zhu, Jung-Hee Seo, Hani Bakhshaee, Rajat Mittal
A computational framework consisting of a one-way coupled hemodynamic-acoustic method and a wave-decomposition based post-processing approach is developed to investigate the biomechanics of arterial bruits. This framework is then applied to studying the effect of the shear wave on the generation and propagation of bruits from a modeled stenosed artery. The blood flow in the artery is solved by an immersed boundary method (IBM) based incompressible flow solver. The sound generation and propagation in the blood volume is modeled by the linearized perturbed compressible equations, while the sound propagation through the surrounding tissue is modeled by the linear elastic wave equation...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302715/late-thrombosis-of-a-mitral-bioprosthetic-valve-with-associated-massive-left-atrial-thrombus
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Preetham Muskula, Rigoberto Ramirez, A Michael Borkon, Michael L Main
An 84-year-old man presented 5 years following bioprosthetic mitral valve replacement with three months of worsening dyspnea on exertion. A new mitral stenosis murmur was noted on physical examination, and an electrocardiogram revealed newly recognized atrial fibrillation. Severe mitral stenosis (mean gradient = 13 mmHg) was confirmed by transthoracic echocardiography. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed markedly thickened mitral bioprosthetic leaflets with limited mobility, and a massive left atrial thrombus (> 4 cm in diameter) (see Figures 1A-D, and video files 1-4)...
March 16, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299636/asymptomatic-heart-valve-dysfunction-in-healthy-middle-aged-companion-dogs-and-its-implications-for-cardiac-aging
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Silvan R Urfer, Tammi L Kaeberlein, Susan Mailheau, Philip J Bergman, Kate E Creevy, Daniel E L Promislow, Matt Kaeberlein
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the USA, accounting for about one in every four deaths. Age is the greatest risk factor for heart disease in both people and dogs; however, heart disease is generally not considered as a major cause of morbidity or mortality in dogs. As part of the preliminary selection process for a veterinary clinical trial, 40 companion dogs with no history of cardiac pathology that were at least 6 years old and weighed at least 18 kg underwent a cardiac screening using Doppler echocardiography...
February 2017: Geroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295303/separation-and-characterization-of-maternal-cardiac-and-vascular-sounds-in-the-third-trimester-of-pregnancy
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Diana Riknagel, Henrik Zimmermann, Richard Farlie, Dorte Hammershøi, Samuel E Schmidt, Morten Hedegaard, Peter Humaidan, Johannes J Struijk
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the vascular sounds of the uteroplacental blood flow obtained by microphones. METHODS: The present retrospective study took place in an anechoic chamber facility at Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark, in 2012, and included pregnant participants aged 18-40 years with a singleton pregnancy at 32-36 weeks and a parity of 0-2. Abdominal Doppler ultrasonography was performed bilaterally on the uterine arteries. Subsequently, in the same positions, sound recordings were performed with microphones...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293003/-surgical-repair-of-coronary-pulmonary-artery-fistulae-with-giant-coronary-aneurysm
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Naoki Hashiyama, Yusuke Katayama, Makoto Mo, Munetaka Masuda
A 69-year-old woman was referred to our hospital due to dyspnea on exertion and a heart murmur. A chest X-ray showed a bulge at the left 3rd arch and chest computed tomography( CT) revealed a giant mass adjacent to the right ventricular outflow. Multidetector-row CT and coronary angiography showed a giant coronary aneurysm (55×45 mm) and fistulae arising from the left main coronary trunk and entering into the main pulmonary artery (PA). The pulmonary to systemic flow ratio was 1.84. She was diagnosed with coronary-pulmonary artery fistulae with giant coronary aneurysm...
March 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284984/prevalence-of-mitral-valve-regurgitation-in-79-asymptomatic-norfolk-terriers
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A Bodegård-Westling, A Tidholm, J Häggström
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of mitral valve regurgitation (MR) in asymptomatic Swedish Norfolk terriers. ANIMALS: Seventy-nine privately owned Norfolk terriers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted where dogs were recruited via the Swedish Norfolk terrier club. All dogs were examined using the same protocol including physical examination and Doppler echocardiography. RESULTS: Fifteen dogs (19%) had a murmur at the time of the examination...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271153/low-iron-stores-in-otherwise-healthy-children-affect-electrocardiographic-markers-of-important-cardiac-events
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Cem Karadeniz, Rahmi Özdemir, Mustafa Demirol, Nagehan Katipoğlu, Yılmaz Yozgat, Timur Meşe, Nurettin Ünal
Both an excess of iron and iron deficiency (ID) may lead to significant cardiac problems. Parameters that represent ventricular repolarization heterogeneity, like QT dispersion (QTd), corrected QT dispersion (QTcd), the interval between the peak and the end of the T wave (Tp-e), and Tp-e dispersion, have not been evaluated in otherwise healthy children with low iron levels before. Here we assessed the effects of low iron storage on P wave dispersion (PWd), QTd, Tp-e intervals, and Tp-e dispersion in otherwise healthy children...
March 7, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269993/anxiety-sensitivity-in-smokers-with-indicators-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Samantha G Farris, Ana M Abrantes
There is growing recognition of the importance of understanding the nature of the associations between anxiety and cardiovascular disease (CVD), although limited research has examined mechanisms that may explain the anxiety-CVD link. Anxiety sensitivity (fear of anxiety-relevant somatic sensations) is a cognitive-affective risk factor implicated in the development of anxiety psychopathology and various behavioral risk factors for CVD, although has not been examined among individuals with CVD. Adult daily smokers (n = 619; 50...
March 7, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269674/classification-of-severity-of-mitral-regurgitation-patients-using-multifractal-analysis
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Rijil Thomas, Ling Lieng Hsi, Soh Cheong Boon, Erry Gunawan
Owing to its efficiency and cost effectiveness, auscultation using a stethoscope is the primary diagnosis method preferred by most medical examiners for cardiovascular disease. Phonocardiography (PCG) is the next level of auscultation and an effective analysis technique in cardiology. This paper presents a method to quantify Mitral Regurgitation (MR) using PCG. MR is one of the most common cardiovascular diseases associated with a defect in mitral valve. We analyzed the multifractal nature of heart sounds with murmur followed by classification and clustering using Hurst exponents...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259302/temporal-trends-in-utilization-of-transthoracic-echocardiography-for-common-outpatient-pediatric-cardiology-diagnoses-over-the-past-15%C3%A2-years
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Ritu Sachdeva, Curtis D Travers, Courtney E McCracken, Cyrus Samai, Robert M Campbell, Timothy C Slesnick, William L Border
BACKGROUND: No data exist regarding the temporal trends in utilization of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in an outpatient pediatric cardiology setting. This study evaluates the trends in utilization of TTE for common diagnoses known to have low diagnostic yield and the factors influencing these trends. METHODS: Patients evaluated at our pediatric cardiology clinics from January 2000 to December 2014 and discharged with final diagnoses of innocent murmur, noncardiac chest pain, benign syncope, and palpitations were included...
March 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255109/unusual-repair-of-aortic-coarctation-transcatheter-intervention-implications
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Adam J Carlisle, Anand D Shah, David Appel, Brian E Kogon
A 56-year old male was evaluated for exertional dyspnea. He had previously undergone mechanical aortic valve replacement and aortic coarctation repair. Following uncomplicated coronary angiography using Judkins left and right catheters, aortography revealed that the loud murmur was related to an unusual, extra-anatomic surgical repair: transverse aorta to descending aorta bypass. Recognition of an extra-anatomic surgical bypass of coarctation is important, as this repair would leave a continuous murmur on exam...
March 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250095/evaluation-of-a-screening-program-to-detect-critical-congenital-heart-defects-in-newborns
#14
Rachel Klausner, Eugene D Shapiro, Robert W Elder, Eve Colson, Jaspreet Loyal
OBJECTIVES: To report the results of and to identify problems with implementing a screening program to detect critical congenital heart defects (CCHDs) in newborns by using differential pulse oximetry (POx). METHODS: Charts of all live-born infants from 4 Yale-New Haven health system hospitals in Connecticut between January 1 and December 31, 2014, were reviewed. RESULTS: Of 10 589 newborns, 171 (1.6%) underwent an echocardiogram before screening, 10 320 (97...
March 1, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247457/large-left-circumflex-coronary-artery-with-a-fistula-to-superior-vena-cava-diagnosis-by-echocardiography
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Yunqi Liu, Yanqiu Liu, Mai Xiong, Hanzhao Li, Donghong Liu, Xi Zhang
The left circumflex coronary artery associated with a fistula to superior vena cava is a rare entity. We describe a 7-year-old girl who presented with a cardiac murmur and was diagnosed with a coronary artery fistula between the left circumflex artery and superior vena cava by echocardiography. The surgical occlusion of the fistula was successful.
March 1, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247307/automated-diagnosis-of-heart-sounds-using-rule-based-classification-tree
#16
Mohamed Esmail Karar, Sahar H El-Khafif, Mohamed A El-Brawany
In order to assist the diagnosis procedure of heart sound signals, this paper presents a new automated method for classifying the heart status using a rule-based classification tree into normal and three abnormal cases; namely the aortic valve stenosis, aortic insufficient, and ventricular septum defect. The developed method includes three main steps as follows. First, one cycle of the heart sound signals is automatically detected and segmented based on time properties of the heart signals. Second, the segmented cycle is preprocessed with the discrete wavelet transform and then largest Lyapunov exponents are calculated to generate the dynamical features of heart sound time series...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235514/atypical-presentation-to-rocuronium-allergy-in-a-19-year-old-female-patient
#17
Vladimir Kuric, Khaled J Zaza, Sulaiman S Algazlan
The danger of anaphylaxis, a rare but life threatening complication of general anesthesia (GA) can be summarized in two: 1. General Anesthesia masks the typical early signs of allergy which can be seen in an awake patient. 2. Anaphylaxis during GA manifests mostly as circulatory/ventilatory failures which can be interpreted as adverse effects of anesthetics or surgery and this can lead to critical delay of effective therapy. A 19-year-old female admitted for posterior spinal fusion and instrumentation (the 5th surgery in patient's life) desaturated seconds after intubation...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227933/classification-of-severity-of-mitral-regurgitation-patients-using-multifractal-analysis
#18
Rijil Thomas, Ling Lieng Hsi, Soh Cheong Boon, Erry Gunawan, Rijil Thomas, Ling Lieng Hsi, Soh Cheong Boon, Erry Gunawan, Soh Cheong Boon, Erry Gunawan, Ling Lieng Hsi
Owing to its efficiency and cost effectiveness, auscultation using a stethoscope is the primary diagnosis method preferred by most medical examiners for cardiovascular disease. Phonocardiography (PCG) is the next level of auscultation and an effective analysis technique in cardiology. This paper presents a method to quantify Mitral Regurgitation (MR) using PCG. MR is one of the most common cardiovascular diseases associated with a defect in mitral valve. We analyzed the multifractal nature of heart sounds with murmur followed by classification and clustering using Hurst exponents...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225206/a-great-imitator-in-adult-cardiology-practice-congenitally-corrected-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
#19
Anushree Agarwal, Fatima Samad, Lindsey Kalvin, Michelle Bush, A Jamil Tajik
INTRODUCTION: Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) is a rare congenital disease that frequently remains undiagnosed until adulthood, especially when there is an absence of other congenital anomalies. Adults with ccTGA may remain asymptomatic and their diagnosis could be missed on initial evaluation, or it could be diagnosed incidentally as an evaluation of murmur. We aim to report the different presentations of ccTGA in eight adult patients and review the key features required to suspect the diagnosis during an initial visit...
February 22, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220574/selective-use-of-the-electrocardiogram-in-pediatric-preparticipation-athletic-examinations-among-pediatric-primary-care-providers
#20
Bradley C Clark, Joshua M Hayman, Charles I Berul, Kristin M Burns, Jonathan R Kaltman
OBJECTIVES: Recent literature examining insurance administrative data suggests that a selective approach, with concurrent history and physical exam (H&P), for obtaining an electrocardiogram (ECG) as a part of a preparticipation examination (PPE) for pediatric athletes is commonly used in the primary care setting demonstrating a high rate of disease detection. We sought to understand practice patterns of providers with regard to usage of ECG as a part of PPE. METHODS: Utilizing an online survey, we queried primary care providers regarding their practice patterns, rationale, and concerns regarding use of ECGs as a part of the PPE...
February 21, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
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