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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332218/changes-in-myocardial-deformation-after-transcatheter-and-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement
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REVIEW
Vinisha Garg, Jonathan K Ho, Gabriel Vorobiof
Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) has emerged as a novel angle-independent modality in assessing myocardial velocity, deformation, and strain. Its role in assessing change before and after aortic valve replacement in patients with aortic stenosis (AS) has recently generated interest. This review summarizes the practical utility and clinical implications of myocardial deformation by STE after surgical or transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Overall, atrial strain and ventricular strain as measured by STE improve after surgical and transcatheter aortic intervention in short- and long-term follow-up with evidence of a more pronounced acute improvement in patients who undergo TAVR...
March 23, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330738/graft-infection-after-a-bentall-procedure-a-case-series-and-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#2
I Machelart, C Greib, G Wirth, F Camou, N Issa, J F Viallard, J L Pellegrin, E Lazaro
INTRODUCTION: The Bentall procedure is a cardiac surgery involving graft replacement of the aortic valve, aortic root and ascending aorta. Graft infection after Bentall's procedure (BGI) is infrequent but severe, and often difficult to diagnose and treat. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed using the Bordeaux endocarditis database of adult patients admitted to the Bordeaux University Medical Hospital for BGI between 2008 and 2014. Published case reports were identified in the literature...
March 7, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330445/cardiac-amyloidosis-mimicking-severe-aortic-valve-stenosis-a-case-report-demonstrating-diagnostic-pitfalls-and-role-of-dobutamine-stress-echocardiography
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Tim Salinger, Kai Hu, Dan Liu, Sebastian Herrmann, Kristina Lorenz, Georg Ertl, Peter Nordbeck
BACKGROUND: Aortic valve stenosis is a common finding diagnosed with high sensitivity in transthoracic echocardiography, but the examiner often finds himself confronted with uncertain results in patients with moderate pressure gradients and concomitant systolic heart failure. While patients with true-severe low-gradient aortic valve stenosis with either reduced or preserved left ventricular systolic function are primarily candidates for valve replacement, there is a relevant proportion of patients with pseudo-severe aortic valve stenosis anticipated not to benefit but actually rather deteriorate by interventional therapy or surgery...
March 22, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329307/eacvi-appropriateness-criteria-for-the-use-of-transthoracic-echocardiography-in-adults-a-report-of-literature-and-current-practice-review
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Richard P Steeds, Madalina Garbi, Nuno Cardim, Jaroslaw D Kasprzak, Elif Sade, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Bogdan Alexandru Popescu, Alexandros Stefanidis, Bernard Cosyns, Mark Monaghan, Svend Aakhus, Thor Edvardsen, Frank Flachskampf, Leonarda Galiuto, George Athanassopoulos, Patrizio Lancellotti
The European Association for Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) has outlined the rationale for setting appropriate use criteria (AUC) in cardiovascular (CV) imaging. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is the most common imaging modality in CV disease and is a central tool in diagnosis, follow-up, management planning and intervention. The purpose of AUC is to inform referrers, both to avoid under-use, which may result in incomplete or incorrect diagnosis and treatment, and also over-use, which may delay correct diagnosis, lead to 'treatment cascade', and wastes resources...
February 25, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325568/prevalence-and-management-of-systemic-hypertension-in-athletes
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Stefano Caselli, Antonia Vaquer Sequì, Erika Lemme, Filippo Quattrini, Alberto Milan, Flavio D'Ascenzi, Antonio Spataro, Antonio Pelliccia
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence, determinants, and clinical management of systemic hypertension in a large cohort of competitive athletes: 2,040 consecutive athletes (aged 25 ± 6 years, 64% men) underwent clinical evaluation including blood test, electrocardiogram, exercise test, echocardiography, and ophthalmic evaluation. Sixty-five athletes (3%) were identified with hypertension (men = 57; 87%) including 5 with a secondary cause (thyroid dysfunction in 3, renal artery stenosis in 1, and drug induced in 1)...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321497/intra-procedural-determination-of-viability-by-myocardial-deformation-imaging-a-randomized-prospective-study-in-the-cardiac-catheter-laboratory
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Alexander Schuh, Vadim Karayusuf, Ertunc Altiok, Sandra Hamada, Jörg Schröder, Andras Keszei, Malte Kelm, Matias de la Fuente, Michael Frick, Klaus Radermacher, Nikolaus Marx, Michael Becker
BACKGROUND: The benefit of revascularization for functional recovery depends on the presence of viable myocardial tissue. OBJECTIVE: Myocardial deformation imaging allows determination of myocardial viability. METHODS: In a first approach, we assessed the optimal cutoff value to determine preserved viability by layer-specific echocardiographic myocardial deformation imaging at rest and low-dose dobutamine (DSE) echocardiography: regional endocardial circumferential strain (eCS) <-19% at rest was as accurate as eCS at DSE...
March 20, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320996/feasibility-of-extracorporeal-shock-wave-myocardial-revascularization-therapy-for-post-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients-and-refractory-angina-pectoris-patients
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Masahiro Myojo, Jiro Ando, Masae Uehara, Masao Daimon, Masafumi Watanabe, Issei Komuro
Extracorporeal shockwave myocardial revascularization (ESMR) is one of the new treatment options for refractory angina pectoris (RAP), and some studies have indicated its effectiveness. A single-arm prospective trial to assess the feasibility of ESMR using Cardiospec for patients with post-acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and RAP was designed and performed. The patients were treated with 9 sessions of ESMR to the ischemic areas for 9 weeks. The feasibility measures included echocardiography; cardiac magnetic resonance imaging; troponin T, creatine kinase-MB (CK-MB), and brain natriuretic peptide testing; and a Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ) survey...
March 21, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314534/total-cavopulmonary-connection-with-a-new-bioabsorbable-vascular-graft-first-clinical-experience
#8
Leo A Bockeria, Oleg Svanidze, Alex Kim, Konstantin Shatalov, Vladimir Makarenko, Martijn Cox, Thierry Carrel
OBJECTIVES: To assess safety and clinical performance of a novel bioabsorbable vascular graft in pediatric patients with univentricular cardiac malformation who received surgical correction via an extracardiac cavopulmonary conduit. METHODS: The implanted graft material is designed to attract patient's own cells and proteins, which trigger a cascade of physiological events leading to endogenous tissue restoration. As the graft resorbs progressively after implantation, components of native tissue including collagen, endothelial lining, and capillary blood vessels develop and organize into a natural tissue...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302138/congenital-giant-left-atrial-appendage-aneurysm-a-case-report
#9
Yan Chen, Yun Mou, Li-Jun Jiang, Shen-Jiang Hu
BACKGROUND: Congenital left atrial appendage aneurysm (LAAA) is a rare cardiac anomaly with potentially serious complications, including life-threatening systemic thromboembolism, atrial tachyarrhythmia, and cardiac dysfunction. Currently, early surgical intervention is generally recommended to prevent these complications. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of congenital giant LAAA in a female patient who successfully completed pregnancy and underwent caesarean section with no obvious complications...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301685/conventional-versus-3d-echocardiography-to-predict-arrhythmia-recurrence-after-atrial-fibrillation-ablation
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Matthias Bossard, Sven Knecht, Stefanie Aeschbacher, Ronny R Buechel, Thomas Hochgruber, Andreas J Zimmermann, Arnheid Kessel-Schaefer, Frank-Peter Stephan, Gian Völlmin, Maurice Pradella, Christian Sticherling, Stefan Osswald, Beat A Kaufmann, David Conen, Michael Kühne
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmia recurrence after atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation remains high and requires repeat interventions in a substantial number of patients. We assessed the value of conventional and 3D-echocardiography to predict AF recurrence. METHODS AND RESULTS: Consecutive patients undergoing AF ablation by means of pulmonary vein isolation were included in a prospective registry. Echocardiograms were obtained prior to the ablation procedure, and analyzed offline in a standardized manner, including 3D-left atrial (LA) volumetry and determination of LA function and sphericity...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
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/28293009/-ruptured-left-ventricular-pseudoaneurysm-representing-cardiac-tamponade-report-of-a-case
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Masatoshi Komooka, Shinichi Higashiue, Satoshi Kuroyanagi, Onichi Furuya, Masahide Enomoto, Saburo Kojima, Naohiro Wakabayashi
A 64-year-old woman was followed by the other hospital because of left ventricular false aneurysm after percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction of which culprit lesion was left circumflex artery. She admitted to the hospital suffering from nausea and dyspnea. Echocardiography showed huge pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade due to ruptured left ventricular false aneurysm and transferred to our hospital under pericardial drainage. She presented with symptoms such as shock, so we performed emergent left ventricular reconstruction...
March 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292860/cardiac-computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-evaluation-of-mitral-and-tricuspid-valve-disease-implications-for-transcatheter-interventions
#13
Christopher Naoum, Philipp Blanke, João L Cavalcante, Jonathon Leipsic
Transcatheter interventions to treat mitral and tricuspid valve disease are becoming increasingly available because of the growing number of elderly patients with significant comorbidities or high operative risk. Thorough clinical and imaging evaluation in these patients is essential. The latter involves both characterization of the mechanism and severity of valvular disease as well as determining the hemodynamic consequences and extent of ventricular remodeling, which is an important predictor of future outcomes...
March 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291663/acc-aats-aha-ase-asnc-scai-scct-sts-2017-appropriate-use-criteria-for-coronary-revascularization-in-patients-with%C3%A2-stable-ischemic-heart%C3%A2-disease-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-appropriate-use-criteria-task-force-american-association-for-thoracic
#14
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290908/-coronary-angioplasty-and-stenting-in-patients-older-than-80-years-immediate-and-long-term-results
#15
A M Babunashvili, D P Dundua, D S Kartashov, A A Bazarnova, A Yu Korenevich, M E Vetluzhskikh
AIM: to assess immediate and long-term results of coronary angioplasty and stenting in patients older than 80 years - a high risk group in view of the severity of concomitant pathology and extent of coronary atherosclerosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted retrospective analysis of data from 167 patients older than 80 years (mean age 81.43+/-2.14 years) subjected to percutaneous coronary intervention from 2006 to 2013 (3.2% from total number of patients). Multivessel involvement was present in 128 patients (76...
July 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290856/-chronic-heart-failure-with-preserved-systolic-function-and-reversible-dilatation-of-cardiac-chambers
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O V Blagova, S V Volkov, A V Nedostup, A O Korobkov, I V Mostovoy, N G Sergushina, N V Gagarina, E A Mershina
Diagnosis of dilation (D) cardiomyopathy (CMP) requires exclusion not only of inflammatory and genetically determined forms but also of some rare diseases. This 51 year old patient with history of moderate arterial hypertension approached a cardiologist because of new onset atrial fibrillation and dyspnea. Echocardiography detected dilation of all cardiac chambers with relatively preserved ejection fraction, causing suspicion of DCMP. Among conditions excluded were coronary atherosclerosis, congenital heart defect with left to right shunt, primary pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolism, hypertensive heart, tachycardia induced CMP, arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, noncompaction myocardium...
June 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290842/-serial-assessment-of-transthoracic-coronary-flow-reserve-as-method-of-assessing-efficacy-of-intracoronary-intervention-in-the-left-anterior-and-posterior-descending-arteries
#17
A A Boshchenko, A V Vrublevsky, R S Karpov
Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) has been described as an accurate technique for noninvasive evaluation of coronary flow reserve (CFR) of the left anterior descending artery (LAD) and posterior descending artery (PDA). Aim of this study was to find out whether serial measurement of CFR in LAD and PDA using TTE allows detection of stenosis elimination after intracoronary intervention and is a marker of successful procedure. METHODS: The study group comprised 14 patients with single-vessel coronary disease (stenosis 82+/-14%) of the LAD (9 patients) or right coronary artery (RCA, 5 patients) scheduled for stent implantation...
June 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290006/exercise-testing-and-stress-imaging-in-mitral-valve-disease
#18
REVIEW
Damien Voilliot, Patrizio Lancellotti
Mitral valve disease represented by mitral stenosis and mitral regurgitation is the second most frequent valvulopathy. Mitral stenosis leads to an increased left atrial pressure whereas mitral regurgitation leads to an increased left atrial pressure associated with a volume overload. Secondary to an upstream transmission of this overpressure, both mitral stenosis and regurgitation lead to pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure. In addition, mitral regurgitation also leads to left ventricular dilatation and dysfunction with left heart failure...
March 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289534/dysphagia-after-arteria-lusoria-dextra-surgery-anatomical-considerations-before-redo-surgery
#19
Judith Mayer, Natascha van der Werf-Grohmann, Johannes Kroll, Ute Spiekerkoetter, Brigitte Stiller, Jochen Grohmann
Aberrant right subclavian artery (arteria lusoria) is the most common congenital root anomaly, remaining asymptomatic in most cases. Nevertheless, some of the 20%-40% of those affected present tracheo-esophageal symptoms. We report on a 6-year-old previously healthy girl presenting with progressive dysphagia over 4 wk. Diagnostics including barium swallow, echocardiography and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) revealed a retro-esophageal compression by an aberrant right subclavian artery. Despite the successful, uneventful transposition of this arteria lusoria to the right common carotid via right-sided thoracotomy, the girl was suffering from persisting dysphagia...
February 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287520/murine-echocardiography-of-left-atrium-aorta-and-pulmonary-artery
#20
Alejandro Granillo, Celia A Pena, Thuy Pham, Lavannya M Pandit, George E Taffet
The present methodology teaches the investigator how to measure and use the LAV as a surrogate of chronic elevations in Left Ventricular diastolic pressure through echocardiography, as well as to obtain measurements of the Aorta and PA diameter in mice. Mice older than 10 d of age can be analyzed using the present technique. The technique is composed of 3 main steps: set-up, image acquisition, and image analysis. The set-up step consists of getting the mouse anesthetized with 1% isoflurane, shaving it, and taping it in a supine position to a heated EKG board where the image acquisition will take place...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
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