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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145282/autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-combined-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-a-case-report
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Yingjing Shen, Chenggang Xu
INTRODUCTION: This report describes the novel sampling of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) combined with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). SYMPTOMS AND CLINICAL FINDINGS: A 48-year-old Chinese man presented with anasarca, hypourocrinia, gross hematuria, and weight gain by 10 kg subsequently developed acute kidney injury after struck by acute respiratory distress syndrome, really a threat to his heart. DIAGNOSES: Abdominal ultrasound revealed multiple small cysts in both kidneys, with the right kidney measuring 11...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142568/echocardiographic-evaluation-of-cardiovascular-complications-after-birth-asphyxia-in-term-neonates
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Mohsen Shahidi, Ghodratollah Evazi, Abdorrahim Afkhamzadeh
Objectives: After birth asphyxia, a variety of hemodynamic disorders may be noted in the neonatal intensive care unit; these require appropriate recognition and management. The present study was designed to demonstrate the prevalence of heart complications amongst asphyxiated newborns. Methods: Through a cohort study, 29 asphyxiated term neonates were followed since birth until amelioration of pulmonary hypertension and compared with 31 well born neonates. Both groups were evaluated for their heart anatomy and hemodynamic with meticulous assessment through echocardiography...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137093/an-incidental-encounter-of-a-rare-high-take-off-right-coronary-artery-a-case-report
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Xicheng Deng, Peng Huang, Wenjuan Chen, Xiaohui Yang, Qianjun Liu, Yunbin Xiao, Cheng He
RATIONALE: High take-off of the coronary arteries is a rare cardiac anatomic anomaly, which may occur independently or with other congenital heart defects. In the clinical setting, it is noteworthy as a cause of sudden cardiac death. Further, it is vital to identify such anomalies to avoid intraoperative catastrophes in surgeries for congenital heart defects. PATIENT CONCERNS: A II/6 systolic heart murmur on physical examination was incidentally found in a 9-year-old boy; he was confirmed to have a secundum-type atrial septal defect on echocardiography...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133875/heart-function-and-thoracic-aorta-gene-expression-profiling-studies-of-ginseng-combined-with-different-herbal-medicines-in-enos-knockout-mice
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Yuchen Qian, Pan Li, Bin Lv, Xiaoqing Jiang, Ting Wang, Han Zhang, Xiaoying Wang, Xiumei Gao
Ginseng, a popular herbal remedy, is often used in combination with other drugs to achieve the maximum therapeutic response. Shenfu (SFI) and Shenmai injection (SMI) have been widely used to treat cardiovascular disease in China. Our study explored the cardiovascular protection of SFI and SMI in eNOS knockout mice to investigate the differences and similarities of the two ginseng-combinations. Transthoracic echocardiography was performed to evaluate the left ventricular structure and function at baseline and 3, 7, and 14 days after drug administration...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133025/perivalvular-mitral-abscess-fistulised-to-the-pericardial-cavity-revealing-staphylococcal-endocarditis
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Paul Desaint, Anthony Chauvat, Thomas Garaud, Olivier Andremont, Gaëtan Plantefève, Hervé Mentec, Damien Contou
BACKGROUND: Fistula to the pericardial cavity is a very rare complication of perivalvular abscess during infective endocarditis, with Staphylococcus aureus being the most commonly associated microorganism. METHODS: We report a fatal septic shock due to a mitral endocarditis revealed by a myocardial abscess fistulised toward the pericardial cavity. RESULTS: A 66-year-old female without previous valvular disease was admitted to intensive care for severe sepsis...
October 31, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122139/role-of-exercise-testing-in-hypertrophic%C3%A2-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Ethan J Rowin, Barry J Maron, Iacopo Olivotto, Martin S Maron
Over the last 25 years, patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) have been studied with a variety of methods employing physiological exercise that have made major contributions to disease management and are performed without increased risk. Previously under-utilized in HCM, exercise (stress) echocardiography has become incorporated into the standard clinical assessment and diagnostic armamentarium of HCM using upright or supine symptom-limited treadmill or bicycle modalities. In patients without outflow gradients at rest, exercise echocardiography is the most appropriate method for provoking obstruction, with the capability of predicting future development of progressive heart failure symptoms, and differentiating patients with provocable obstruction from those without obstruction, with major implications for dictating treatment options, that is, surgical myectomy (alternatively, alcohol septal ablation) versus heart transplant...
November 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119274/quantification-of-pulmonary-regurgitation-and-prediction-of-pulmonary-valve-replacement-by-echocardiography-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-defects-in-comparison-to-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Claudia Dellas, Laura Kammerer, Verena Gravenhorst, Joachim Lotz, Thomas Paul, Michael Steinmetz
Pulmonary regurgitation (PR) is common in patients with congenital heart defects (CHD) and contributes to morbidity and mortality in the long-term. We investigated in this retrospective analysis whether readily accessible echocardiographic parameters are useful for quantification of PR and for predicting pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) in comparison to the gold-standard phase contrast (PC) flow measurements from cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). Continuous wave (CW) Doppler and colour flow images in echocardiograms from 53 patients with CHD were analysed...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118948/transcatheter-heart-valve-in-valve-implantation-with-edwards-sapien-bioprosthetic-valve-for-different-degenerated-bioprosthetic-valve-positions-first-iranian-viv-report-with-mid-term-follow-up
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Ali Mohammad Haji Zeinali, Kyomars Abbasi, Mohammad Saheb Jam, Shahrooz Yazdani, Seyedeh Hamideh Mortazavi
Introduction: After early successful experience with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), concept of transcatheter implantation of a new valve within a failing bioprosthetic valve emerged. Valve-in-valve (ViV) implantation seems to be a simpler option for high risk surgical patients. Methods: We performed five ViV procedures in different valve positions. We included patients with failing bioprosthetic valves with high surgical risk due to concomitant comorbidities. We performed 2 transapical ViV procedures for failing mitral bioprosthetic valves, 1 transfemoral procedure for failing pulmonary valve and 2 transfemoral ViV implantation for failing tricuspid bioprosthetic valves...
2017: Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118831/basic-critical-care-echocardiography-how-many-studies-equate-to-competence-a-pilot-study-using-high-fidelity-echocardiography-simulation
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Emma M Bowcock, Idunn S Morris, Anthony S Mclean, Sam R Orde
Background: Assessment of competence in basic critical care echocardiography is complex. Competence relies on not only imaging accuracy but also interpretation and appropriate management decisions. The experience to achieve these skills, real-time, is likely more than required for imaging accuracy alone. We aimed to assess the feasibility of using simulation to assess number of studies required to attain competence in basic critical care echocardiography. Methods: This is a prospective pilot study recruiting trainees at various degrees of experience in basic critical care echocardiography using experts as reference standard...
August 2017: J Intensive Care Soc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115693/effects-of-fetal-growth-restriction-and-preterm-birth-on-cardiac-morphology-and-function-during-infancy
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Emily Cohen, Christie Whatley, Flora Y Wong, Euan M Wallace, Joanne C Mockler, Alexsandria Odoi, Samantha Hollis, Rosemary S C Horne, Stephanie R Yiallourou
AIM: To investigate the effects of fetal growth restriction (FGR) and prematurity on cardiac morphology and function in infancy. We hypothesized that FGR and prematurity would both alter cardiac development. METHODS: Cardiac morphology and function were evaluated in 24 preterm FGR infants (p-FGR) and 23 preterm and 19 term appropriately-grown-for-gestational-age infants (p-AGA and t-AGA, respectively) by conventional echocardiography and Tissue Doppler Imaging. p-FGR and p-AGA infants were studied on postnatal Day One and all groups were studied at one and six months post-term age...
November 8, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101983/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-imaging-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Jonathon A Leipsic, Philipp Blanke, Michael Hanley, Juan C Batlle, Michael A Bolen, Richard K J Brown, Benoit Desjardins, Robert T Eberhardt, Heather L Gornik, Lynne M Hurwitz, Hersh Maniar, Himanshu J Patel, Elizabeth F Sheybani, Michael L Steigner, Nupur Verma, Suhny Abbara, Frank J Rybicki, Jacobo Kirsch, Karin E Dill
Aortic stenosis is a common valvular condition with increasing prevalence in aging populations. When severe and symptomatic, the downstream prognosis is poor without surgical or transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement is now considered a viable alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement in patients considered high and intermediate risk for surgery. Pre-intervention imaging with echocardiography and CT are essential for procedure planning and device selection to help optimize clinical outcomes with MR angiography playing largely a complementary role...
November 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101955/cardioversions-and-transthoracic-echocardiography
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REVIEW
Ronak Shah, Elizabeth Zhou
Patients with atrial fibrillation and flutter routinely require transesophageal echocardiography with cardioversion. It is not uncommon to encounter patients with reduced ejection fractions, coronary artery disease, prior cardiac surgery, or obstructive sleep apnea. The anesthesiologist must carefully evaluate the patient and any available laboratory and study findings to assess for potential complications after anesthesia. Appropriate anesthetics must be chosen based on the preoperative evaluation. Additionally, because most of these cases are done without a secured airway, emergency medications and airway equipment must be readily available...
December 2017: Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097247/emerging-group-c-and-g-streptococcal-endocarditis-a-canadian-perspective
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Sylvain A Lother, Davinder S Jassal, Philippe Lagacé-Wiens, Yoav Keynan
OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine the incidence of infective endocarditis (IE) from patients with Group C and G streptococci (GCGS) bacteremia, and characterize the burden of disease, clinical characteristics, and outcomes through a case series of patients with GCGS IE. METHODS: Individuals with blood cultures growing GCGS in Manitoba, Canada, between January 2012 and December 2015 were included. Clinical and echocardiographic parameters were collected retrospectively...
October 30, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096883/influence-of-the-quantity-of-aortic-valve-calcium-on-the-agreement-between-automated-3-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography-and-multidetector-row-computed-tomography-for-aortic-annulus-sizing
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Tomaz Podlesnikar, Edgard A Prihadi, Philippe J van Rosendael, E Mara Vollema, Frank van der Kley, Arend de Weger, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Franjo Naji, Zlatko Fras, Jeroen J Bax, Victoria Delgado
Accurate aortic annulus sizing is key for selection of appropriate transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) prosthesis size. The present study compared novel automated 3-dimensional (3D) transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) software and multidetector row computed tomography (MDCT) for aortic annulus sizing and investigated the influence of the quantity of aortic valve calcium (AVC) on the selection of TAVI prosthesis size. A total of 83 patients with severe aortic stenosis undergoing TAVI were evaluated...
October 10, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089819/2017-multimodality-appropriate-use-criteria-for-noninvasive-cardiac-imaging-expert-consensus-of-the-asian-society-of-cardiovascular-imaging
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REVIEW
Kyongmin Sarah Beck, Jeong A Kim, Yeon Hyeon Choe, Sim Kui Hian, John Hoe, Yoo Jin Hong, Sung Mok Kim, Tae Hoon Kim, Young Jin Kim, Yun Hyeon Kim, Sachio Kuribayashi, Jongmin Lee, Lilian Leong, Tae-Hwan Lim, Bin Lu, Jae Hyung Park, Hajime Sakuma, Dong Hyun Yang, Tan Swee Yaw, Yung-Liang Wan, Zhaoqi Zhang, Shihua Zhao, Hwan Seok Yong
In 2010, the Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (ASCI) provided recommendations for cardiac CT and MRI, and this document reflects an update of the 2010 ASCI appropriate use criteria (AUC). In 2016, the ASCI formed a new working group for revision of AUC for noninvasive cardiac imaging. A major change that we made in this document is the rating of various noninvasive tests (exercise electrocardiogram, echocardiography, positron emission tomography, single-photon emission computed tomography, radionuclide imaging, cardiac magnetic resonance, and cardiac computed tomography/angiography), compared side by side for their applications in various clinical scenarios...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079043/pediatric-appropriate-use-criteria-for-outpatient-echocardiography-practice-variations-among-pediatric-cardiologists-noncardiologist-subspecialists-and-primary-care-providers
#16
Soultana Kourtidou, Patrick D Evers, Neal W Jorgensen, Richard A Kronmal, Mark B Lewin, Amy H Schultz
BACKGROUND: The first pediatric appropriate use criteria (AUC) address the use of initial transthoracic echocardiography in outpatients by all ordering providers. The aim of this study was to appraise the performance of the AUC across pediatric cardiologists, noncardiologist subspecialists, and primary care providers (PCPs). A further aim was to describe the variations in ordering patterns of different groups of practitioners, which could serve as the basis for targeted quality improvement activities...
October 24, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067561/acc-aats-aha-ase-asnc-hrs-scai-scct-scmr-sts-2017-appropriate-use-criteria-for-multimodality-imaging-in-valvular-heart-disease-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-appropriate-use-criteria-task-force-american-association-for-thoracic-surgery-american
#17
John U Doherty, Smadar Kort, Roxana Mehran, Paul Schoenhagen, Prem Soman
This document is 1 of 2 companion appropriate use criteria (AUC) documents developed by the American College of Cardiology, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons. This document addresses the evaluation and use of multimodality imaging in the diagnosis and management of valvular heart disease, whereas the second, companion document addresses this topic with regard to structural heart disease...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066223/application-of-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-in-an-experimental-model-of-isolated-subendocardial-damage
#18
Niklas Beyhoff, Sarah Brix, Iris R Betz, Robert Klopfleisch, Anna Foryst-Ludwig, Alexander Krannich, Philipp Stawowy, Fabian Knebel, Jana Grune, Ulrich Kintscher
BACKGROUND: The subendocardium is highly vulnerable to damage and is thus affected even in subclinical disease stages. Therefore, methods reflecting subendocardial status are of great clinical relevance for the early detection of cardiac damage and the prevention of functional impairment. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential ability of myocardial strain parameters to evaluate changes within the subendocardium. METHODS: Male 129/Sv mice were injected with isoproterenol (ISO; n = 32) to induce isolated subendocardial fibrotic lesions or saline as appropriate control (n = 15)...
October 21, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066081/acc-aats-aha-ase-asnc-hrs-scai-scct-scmr-sts-2017-appropriate-use-criteria-for-multimodality-imaging-in-valvular%C3%A2-heart-disease-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-appropriate-use-criteria-task-force-american-association-for-thoracic-surgery-american
#19
John U Doherty, Smadar Kort, Roxana Mehran, Paul Schoenhagen, Prem Soman, Greg J Dehmer, John U Doherty, Paul Schoenhagen, Zahid Amin, Thomas M Bashore, Andrew Boyle, Dennis A Calnon, Blase Carabello, Manuel D Cerqueira, John Conte, Milind Desai, Daniel Edmundowicz, Victor A Ferrari, Brian Ghoshhajra, Praveen Mehrotra, Saman Nazarian, T Brett Reece, Balaji Tamarappoo, Wendy S Tzou, John B Wong, John U Doherty, Gregory J Dehmer, Steven R Bailey, Nicole M Bhave, Alan S Brown, Stacie L Daugherty, Larry S Dean, Milind Y Desai, Claire S Duvernoy, Linda D Gillam, Robert C Hendel, Christopher M Kramer, Bruce D Lindsay, Warren J Manning, Praveen Mehrotra, Manesh R Patel, Ritu Sachdeva, L Samuel Wann, David E Winchester, Michael J Wolk, Joseph M Allen
This document is 1 of 2 companion appropriate use criteria (AUC) documents developed by the American College of Cardiology, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons. This document addresses the evaluation and use of multimodality imaging in the diagnosis and management of valvular heart disease, whereas the second, companion document addresses this topic with regard to structural heart disease...
October 20, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058296/research-and-application-of-transnasal-transesophageal-echocardiography-probe
#20
Lei Wang, Jing Zhang, Shao-Ping Zheng, Lin He, Jing Wang, Xin-Fang Wang, Ming-Xing Xie
The intubation of conventional transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) probes into patients causes serious esophagus irritation, and thus the use of TEE probes in pediatric practice is limited. In this study, we aimed at the development of a special probe which could be inserted through the nasopharyngeal cavity into the esophagus to obtain the same high-quality echocardiography images as those obtained by conventional TEE and improve patients' experience. During the examination, the patients felt relaxed for a longer time and cooperated with the sonographers in the process of cardiac catheterization conducted in the surgery room or the intensive care unit (ICU), resulting in improved accuracy of the diagnosis and timely administration of appropriate treatment...
October 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
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