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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640129/vacter-syndrome-with-situs-inversus-totalis-case-report-and-a-new-syndrome
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Wei Wu, Zhibao Lv, Weijue Xu, Jiangbing Liu, Wei Jia
INTRODUCTION: The association of situs inversus totalis (SIT) and VACTERL syndrome an extremely rare coincidence. PATIENTS: The patient was first diagnosed as simple SIT with lumbosacral neoplasms according to the prenatal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination; however, the local hospital ignored the important to physical examination so that missed anal atresia with fistula. The patient was presented to our hospital owing to constipation for 1 week. And then, she was diagnosed as VACTER syndrome with situs inversus totalis...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639944/clinical-impact-and-efficacy-of-bedside-echocardiography-on-patient-management-in-pediatric-intensive-care-units-picus-a-prospective-study
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Sanliay Şahin, Mutlu Uysal Yazıcı, Ganime Ayar, Tülin Köksal, İbrahim İlker Çetin, Filiz Ekici, Abdullah Kocabaş
OBJECTIVE: To determine the indication and necessity of echocardiographic assessment and therapeutic interventions in critically ill children. METHODS: A total of 140 children, including 75 mechanically ventilated (MV) and 65 spontaneously breathing (SB) children, who were admitted consecutively from March to August 2013 were evaluated prospectively. Data regarding the indication for echocardiography and therapeutic approaches used were documented. For evaluating disease severity, the Pediatric Risk of Mortality Score III (PRISM) was ascertained...
June 22, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637776/targeting-of-extracellular-rna-reduces-edema-formation-and-infarct-size-and-improves-survival-after-myocardial-infarction-in-mice
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Philipp Stieger, Jan-Marcus Daniel, Christiane Thölen, Jochen Dutzmann, Kai Knöpp, Dursun Gündüz, Muhammad Aslam, Marian Kampschulte, Alexander Langheinrich, Silvia Fischer, Hector Cabrera-Fuentes, Yong Wang, Kai C Wollert, Johann Bauersachs, Rüdiger Braun-Dullaeus, Klaus T Preissner, Daniel G Sedding
BACKGROUND: Following myocardial infarction (MI), peri-infarct myocardial edema formation further impairs cardiac function. Extracellular RNA (eRNA) released from injured cells strongly increases vascular permeability. This study aimed to assess the role of eRNA in MI-induced cardiac edema formation, infarct size, cardiac function, and survival after acute MI and to evaluate the therapeutic potential of ribonuclease 1 (RNase-1) treatment as an eRNA-degrading intervention. METHODS AND RESULTS: C57BL/6J mice were subjected to MI by permanent ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery...
June 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625915/high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-increases-myocardial-injury-and-alters-cardiac-stat3-signaling-in-mice-after-polymicrobial-sepsis
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Theodore DeMartini, Marchele Nowell, Jeanne James, Lauren Williamson, Patrick Lahni, Hui Shen, Jennifer M Kaplan
Little is known about how obesity affects the heart during sepsis and we sought to investigate the obesity-induced cardiac effects that occur during polymicrobial sepsis. Six-week old C57BL/6 mice were randomized to a high fat (HFD) (60% kcal fat) or normal diet (ND) (16% kcal fat). After 6 wks of feeding, mice were anesthetized with isoflurane and polymicrobial sepsis was induced by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). Plasma and cardiac tissue were obtained for analysis. Echocardiography was performed on a separate cohort of mice at 0 and 18h after CLP...
June 15, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617686/imaging-adult-patients-with-coarctation-of-the-aorta
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Akanksha N Thakkar, Ponraj Chinnadurai, C Huie Lin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide an overview of current recommendations and techniques used to image coarctations of the aorta. RECENT FINDINGS: Imaging of coarctation of the aorta in adults is moving away from conventional techniques such as echocardiography and invasive angiography. Echocardiography may assist in making the diagnosis but is limited in its ability to quantify the severity of coarctations. Current guidelines recommend that every patient with a coarctation must undergo a computed tomography (CT) or MRI scan for accurate delineation of morphology...
June 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612517/two-dimensional-knowledge-based-volumetric-reconstruction-of-the-right-ventricle-documents-short-term-improvement-in-pulmonary-hypertension
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Johannes P Schwaiger, Daniel S Knight, Thomas Kaier, Adele Gallimore, Christopher P Denton, Benjamin E Schreiber, Clive Handler, John G Coghlan
BACKGROUND: Data are scarce about short-term right ventricular changes in pulmonary hypertension. Two-dimensional knowledge-based reconstruction of the right ventricle with 2D echocardiography (2DKBR) has been shown to be a valid alternative to Cardiac MRI. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this longitudinal study 25 pulmonary hypertension patients underwent 2DKBR of the right ventricle, assessment of NT-proBNP levels and functional class at baseline and after a mean follow-up of 6...
June 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608183/acc-aats-aha-ase-asnc-scai-scct-sts-2017-appropriate-use-criteria-for-coronary-revascularization-in-patients-with-stable-ischemic-heart-disease-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-appropriate-use-criteria-task-force-american-association-for-thoracic
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Manesh R Patel, John H Calhoon, Gregory J Dehmer, James Aaron Grantham, Thomas M Maddox, David J Maron, Peter K Smith
The American College of Cardiology, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and American Association for Thoracic Surgery, along with key specialty and subspecialty societies, have completed a 2-part revision of the appropriate use criteria (AUC) for coronary revascularization. In prior coronary revascularization AUC documents, indications for revascularization in acute coronary syndromes and stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) were combined into 1 document. To address the expanding clinical indications for coronary revascularization, and to align the subject matter with the most current American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines, the new AUC for coronary artery revascularization were separated into 2 documents addressing SIHD and acute coronary syndromes individually...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606674/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-patients-with-an-extremely-small-native-aortic-annulus-the-ocean-tavi-registry
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Fumiaki Yashima, Masanori Yamamoto, Makoto Tanaka, Ryo Yanagisawa, Takahide Arai, Hideyuki Shimizu, Keiichi Fukuda, Yusuke Watanabe, Toru Naganuma, Shinichi Shirai, Motoharu Araki, Norio Tada, Futoshi Yamanaka, Kentaro Hayashida
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been reported to be advantageous over surgical aortic valve replacement owing to the low incidence of prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM) and large effective orifice area (EOA). However, data on TAVI for extremely small annuli are limited. The present study aimed to compare post-procedural hemodynamics and morphology between 20-mm and 23-mm Sapien XT (SXT) transcatheter heart valves (THVs) with extremely small annuli (<314mm(2))...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604567/epicardial-fat-pathophysiology-and-clinical-significance
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Elijah Douglass, Shana Greif, William Frishman
Over the last decade and a half there has been much interest in understanding the role of epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) in cardiac pathology. EAT is a visceral adipose deposit with putative paracrine function. In the non-diseased state, EAT releases cardioprotective cytokines and chemokines to the coronary vasculature. In pathological states, EAT releases an inflammatory cytokine profile that is believed to contribute to the development and progression of coronary artery disease (CAD). EAT imaging with echocardiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging has demonstrated a correlation between EAT size and CAD...
May 3, 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601914/left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-as-therapeutic-target-is-it-the-ideal-marker
#10
REVIEW
V Katsi, G Georgiopoulos, A Laina, E Koutli, J Parissis, C Tsioufis, P Nihoyannopoulos, D Tousoulis
Heart failure (HF) consists the fastest growing clinical cardiac disease. HF patients are categorized on the basis of underlying left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) into HF with preserved EF (HFpEF), reduced LVEF (HFrEF), and mid-range LVEF (HFmrEF). While LVEF is the most commonly used surrogate marker of left ventricular (LV) systolic function, the implementation of two-dimensional echocardiography in estimating this parameter imposes certain caveats on current HF classification. Most importantly, LVEF could fluctuate in repeated measurements or even recover after treatment, thus blunting the borders between proposed categories of HF and enabling upward classification of patients...
June 10, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596817/cardiovascular-assessment-in-liver-transplant-for-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-patients-what-we-do-what-we-should-do
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REVIEW
Yolanda Sanchez-Torrijos, Javier Ampuero, Manuel Romero-Gómez
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is increasing considerably due to the current lifestyle, which means that it is becoming one of the main indications for liver transplantation. On the other hand, there is a strong association between NAFLD and cardiovascular disease. This has been evidenced in many studies revealing a higher presence of carotid plaques or carotid intima-media thickness, leading to cardiovascular events and, ultimately, mortality. According to the liver transplant guidelines, screening for heart disease in transplant candidates should be performed by electrocardiogram and transthoracic echocardiography while a stress echocardiogram should be reserved for those with more than two cardiovascular risk factors or greater than 50 years old...
May 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587699/accurate-diagnosis-of-chd-by-paediatricians-with-expertise-in-cardiology
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Hannah C Jacob, Hannah Massey, Robert W M Yates, A Wilfred Kelsall
Introduction Paediatricians with Expertise in Cardiology assess children with a full history, examination, and often perform an echocardiogram. A minority are then referred to an outreach clinic run jointly with a visiting paediatric cardiologist. The accuracy of the echocardiography diagnosis made by the Paediatrician with Expertise in Cardiology is unknown. Materials and methods We conducted a retrospective review of clinic letters for children seen in the outreach clinic for the first time between March, 2004 and March, 2011...
June 7, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586576/non-arteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy-does-anticoagulation-help
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Akhunzada Muhammad Aftab, Mustafa Iqbal, Awais Rauf, Asif Ali
BACKGROUND: Non Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (NAION) is the most common acute optic neuropathy in patients over 50 years of age. This study was conducted to determine the beneficial effects of anticoagulation with Heparin and Warfarin in patients with NAION presenting within 4 weeks of onset of symptoms. METHODS: A prospective, interventional, pilot study was conducted in Eye- A unit of Khyber Teaching Hospital from July 2010 onwards on patients with NAION presenting within 4 weeks of onset of symptoms...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586420/appropriateness-criteria-for-the-use-of-cardiovascular-imaging-in-heart-valve-disease-in-adults-a-european-association-of-cardiovascular-imaging-report-of-literature-review-and-current-practice
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John B Chambers, Madalina Garbi, Koen Nieman, Saul Myerson, Luc A Pierard, Gilbert Habib, Jose Luis Zamorano, Thor Edvardsen, Patrizio Lancellotti, Dr Victoria Delgado, Prof Bernard Cosyns, Prof Erwan Donal, Dr Raluca Dulgheru, Dr Maurizio Galderisi, Dr Massimo Lombardi, Dr Denisa Muraru, Dr Philipp Kauffmann, Prof Nuno Cardim, Assoc Prof Kristina Haugaa, Dr Raphael Rosenhek
Heart valve disease is common and a major indication for imaging. Echocardiography is the first-line imaging technique for diagnosis, assessment, and serial surveillance. However, other modalities, notably cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and computerized tomography, are used if echocardiographic imaging is suboptimal or to obtain complementary information, particularly to aid risk assessment in individual patients. This review is a summary of current evidence for state-of-the-art clinical practice to inform appropriateness criteria for heart valve disease...
May 1, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584740/impact-of-preoperative-echocardiography-on-perioperative-management-in-geriatric-hip-trauma-a-retrospective-observational-study
#15
Chhavi Sawhney, Vivek Trikha, Sai Janani, Sukhminder Jit Singh Bajwa, Vijay Sharma, Menaal Khanna
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Hip fractures are associated with a significant risk of morbidity and mortality in the elderly population. Current guidelines propose that these patients should be operated as early as possible. Preoperative cardiac investigations, especially echocardiography, have been considered to delay surgery with few changes in the patient management. The present study has been conducted to evaluate whether preoperative echocardiography improve or worsen the prognosis in such hip trauma surgery...
April 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576478/intracardiac-echocardiography-use-during-transcatheter-device-closure-of-a-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-a-dog
#16
V Chetboul, C Damoiseaux, L Behr, A Morlet, N S Moise, V Gouni, M Lavennes, J-L Pouchelon, F Laborde, N Borenstein
Intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) is used in humans for percutaneous interventional procedures, such as transcatheter device closures. Intracardiac echocardiography provides high-resolution imaging of cardiac structures with two-dimensional, M-mode, Doppler, and also three-dimensional modalities. The present report describes application of ICE during transcatheter occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus using a canine ductal occluder in a dog for which transesophageal echocardiography could not provide an optimal acoustic window...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571639/longitudinal-outcomes-of-patients%C3%A2-with%C3%A2-single-ventricle-after%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-fontan%C3%A2-procedure
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Andrew M Atz, Victor Zak, Lynn Mahony, Karen Uzark, Nicholas D'agincourt, David J Goldberg, Richard V Williams, Roger E Breitbart, Steven D Colan, Kristin M Burns, Renee Margossian, Heather T Henderson, Rosalind Korsin, Bradley S Marino, Kaitlyn Daniels, Brian W McCrindle
BACKGROUND: Multicenter longitudinal objective data for survival into adulthood of patients who have undergone Fontan procedures are lacking. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to describe transplant-free survival and explore relationships between laboratory measures of ventricular performance and functional status over time. METHODS: Exercise testing, echocardiography, B-type natriuretic peptide, functional health assessment, and medical history abstraction were repeated 9...
June 6, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28568427/left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-of%C3%A2-%C3%A2-20-too-bad-for-mitraclip%C3%A2
#18
Sebastian Barth, Martina B Hautmann, Sebastian Kerber, Frank Gietzen, Wilko Reents, Michael Zacher, Philipp Halbfass, Daniel P Griese, Bernhard Schieffer, Karsten Hamm
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate whether the percutaneous mitral regurgitation (MR) reduction with the MitraClip® system in end-stage heart failure patients with a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) of <20% also effects beneficial outcome or whether the underlying myogenic problem is leading and therefore of prognostic relevance. BACKROUND: The interventional treatment of functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) with the MitraClip(®) system could improve the clinical and hemodynamic outcome in patients with severely impaired left ventricular function...
June 1, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567710/the-preoperative-cardiology-consultation-indications-and-risk-modification
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M W Groot, A Spronk, S E Hoeks, R J Stolker, F van Lier
BACKGROUND: The cardiologist is regularly consulted preoperatively by anaesthesiologists. However, insights into the efficiency and usefulness of these consultations are unclear. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of 24,174 preoperatively screened patients ≥18 years scheduled for elective non-cardiac surgery, which resulted in 273 (1%) referrals to the cardiologist for further preoperative evaluation. Medical charts were reviewed for patient characteristics, main reason for referring, requested diagnostic tests, interventions, adjustment in medical therapy, 30-day mortality and major adverse cardiac events...
May 31, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566834/the-utility-of-computed-tomographic-angiography-in-a-neonate-on-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-with-extreme-cyanosis-after-blalock-taussig-shunt
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Jess D Rames, Minoo N Kavarana, U Joseph Schoepf, Anthony Marcus Hlavacek
A modified Blalock-Taussig shunt (mBTS) is often employed to provide pulmonary blood flow in neonates that are born with cyanotic congenital heart defects. However, acute shunt thrombosis can occur in the postoperative period, resulting in profound cyanosis. In this case report, we describe the utility of computed tomographic angiography (CTA) in the management of a neonate with extreme cyanosis after placement of a mBTS while on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Using CTA, several small clots were identified in the shunt as well as stenosis of the left pulmonary artery; neither of which were identified with echocardiography...
May 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
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