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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898735/cognitive-dysfunction-and-malnutrition-are-independent-predictor-of-dysphagia-in-patients-with-acute-exacerbation-of-congestive-heart-failure
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Junichi Yokota, Yoshiko Ogawa, Shinsuke Yamanaka, Yoshimi Takahashi, Hiroshi Fujita, Nobuhiro Yamaguchi, Noriko Onoue, Takeshi Ishizuka, Tsuyoshi Shinozaki, Masahiro Kohzuki
Early detection and intervention for dysphagia is important in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). However, previous studies have focused on how many patients with dysphagia develop CHF. Studies focusing on the comorbidity of dysphagia in patients with CHF are rare. Additionally, risk factors for dysphagia in patients with CHF are unclear. Thus, the aim of this study was to clarify risk factors for dysphagia in patients with acute exacerbation of CHF. A total of 105 patients, who were admitted with acute exacerbation of CHF, were enrolled...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898505/clinical-role-of-post-angioplasty-hyperemic-microvascular-resistances-in-chronic-ischemic-left-ventricular-dysfunction
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Riccardo Gorla, Edoardo Verna, Simone Scotti, Sergio Ghiringhelli, Laura Zoli, Stefano Provasoli, Silvana Garancini, Roberto De Ponti, Jorge A Salerno-Uriarte
AIMS: To investigate the impact of hyperemic microvascular resistances (HMRs) on myocardial perfusion and contractility after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in chronic ischemic left ventricular dysfunction (CILVD). METHODS: The current retrospective study included 48 patients with CILVD of the left anterior descending territory undergoing HMRs assessment before and after PCI with a dual-sensor intracoronary pressure-flow wire. The severity of resting myocardial underperfusion and contractile dysfunction of the left anterior descending territory was scored as summed rest score (SRS-T) by single photon emission tomography, wall motion score index (WMSI-T) and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) by transthoracic echocardiography before PCI and after 3 months...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898433/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-nonagenarians
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Adam Penkalla, Joerg Kempfert, Axel Unbehaun, Semih Buz, Thorsten Drews, Miralem Pasic, Volkmar Falk
OBJECTIVE: In this report, we assess the outcome of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in nonagenarians at our institution during a 6-year period. METHODS: Between April 2008 and July 2014, 40 patients with a mean ± SD age of 91.8 ± 2.3 years (range, 90-98 years) underwent TAVI. Thirty-three patients (82.5%) received transapical TAVI, and seven patients (17.5%) received transfemoral TAVI. Baseline characteristics were as follows: mean ± SD EuroSCORE II, 23...
November 28, 2016: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894059/left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-following-early-and-late-reperfusion-by-coronary-intervention
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Xianghui Chen, Fucheng Liu, Honggui Xu, Daogang Zha, Jiancheng Xiu, Jun Guo, Aidong Zhang
BACKGROUND: This study prospectively assessed the left ventricular (LV) diastolic function changes in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and determined if the early revascularization of the infarct-related coronary artery in acute phase achieve a better recovery of diastolic function than late recanalization. METHODS: Forty-five consecutive patients (61.20±11.37years, 8 females) presenting with STEMI and treated with PCI were prospectively enrolled in this study...
November 24, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893420/prognostic-value-of-three-dimensional-echocardiographic-right-ventricular-ejection-fraction-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Mitsushige Murata, Toshimitsu Tsugu, Takashi Kawakami, Masaharu Kataoka, Yugo Minakata, Jin Endo, Hikaru Tsuruta, Yuji Itabashi, Yuichiro Maekawa, Mitsuru Murata, Keiichi Fukuda
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular (RV) function is an independent predictor of clinical outcomes in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). However, it remains controversial which RV parameter should be measured as an appropriate index for the treatment of PAH. The aim of this study was to identify the most useful parameter that correlates with hemodynamics and predicts clinical outcomes in PAH. RESULTS: Most of the clinical and echocardiographic RV parameters were significantly correlated with pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) as well as mean pulmonary arterial pressure (mPAP)...
November 22, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893194/incidence-morphology-and-progression-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-in-pediatric-and-young-adult-subjects-with-coexisting-congenital-heart-defects
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Talha Niaz, Joseph T Poterucha, Jonathan N Johnson, Cecilia Craviari, Thomas Nienaber, Jared Palfreeman, Frank Cetta, Donald J Hagler
BACKGROUND: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) occurs both as an isolated cardiac lesion and in association with congenital heart defects (CHD). Their aim was to identify the incidence and morphology of BAV in patients with coexisting CHD and compare their disease progression to patients with isolated BAV. METHODS: The Mayo Clinic echocardiography database was retrospectively analyzed to identify pediatric and young adult patients (≤22 years) who were diagnosed with BAV from 1990 to 2015...
November 28, 2016: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864479/epicardial-adipose-tissue-and-cardiovascular-outcome-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Maximilian Tscharre, Christina Hauser, Miklos Rohla, Matthias K Freynhofer, Johann Wojta, Kurt Huber, Thomas W Weiss
AIMS: We investigated the association between epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) thickness and cardiovascular outcomes in a cohort of high-risk patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS: Of 1198 patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, transthoracic echocardiography was performed in 438 patients during the index hospitalization. EAT thickness was measured in the parasternal long-axis view perpendicularly on the free wall of the right ventricle at end-systole in three consecutive cardiac cycles and then averaged...
November 18, 2016: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861188/controversies-in-quantification-of-mitral-valve-regurgitation-role-of-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Kim A Connelly, Edwin C Ho, Howard Leong-Poi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Mitral regurgitation remains a common problem, and when severe, is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. At present, echocardiography remains the primary modality for assessing both mechanism and severity of mitral regurgitation. However, recent studies demonstrate that the echocardiographic assessment of mitral regurgitation severity may be subject to variability as a result of semiquantitative parameters, dependence upon loading conditions and significant interobserver variability...
November 18, 2016: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860144/the-not-so-innocent-heart-murmur-a-five-year-experience
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Shaw-Hua Kueh, Thomas Pasley, Miriam Wheeler, James Pemberton
BACKGROUND: Auckland City Hospital (ACH) established a Heart Murmur Clinic (HMC) with the aim of providing prompt assessment of patients with asymptomatic systolic murmurs. This may lead to early intervention and improved outcomes if significant structural heart disease is detected and reassurance if no significant findings found. Similar clinics for children have proven beneficial; the benefit of a HMC in an adult population has been difficult to determine. OBJECTIVES: To review the clinical demographics and echocardiographic information of patients presenting to our HMC and to assess what proportion had significant structural heart disease and determine the common structural abnormalities in this population...
November 16, 2016: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858918/global-longitudinal-strain-predicts-incident-atrial-fibrillation-and-stroke-occurrence-after-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Flemming Javier Olsen, Sune Pedersen, Jan Skov Jensen, Tor Biering-Sørensen
Patients with acute myocardial infarction are at increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation. We aimed to evaluate whether speckle tracking echocardiography improves risk stratification for atrial fibrillation in these patients.The study comprised of 373 patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Patients had an echocardiogram performed at a median of 2 days after their STEMI. The echocardiograms consisted of conventional measurements and myocardial strain analysis by speckle tracking from 3 apical projections...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855717/hypertension-control-and-care-at-mulago-hospital-ambulatory-clinic-kampala-uganda
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Isaac Ssinabulya, Yvonne Nabunnya, Brian Kiggundu, Charles Musoke, Michael Mungoma, James Kayima
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is as prevalent in many developing countries, as in the developed world and is the leading cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in Africa. The control of hypertension in this resource limited setting is inadequate, a situation that translates into poorer outcomes in form of increasing incidences of stroke, heart failure, kidney failure and therefore early cardiovascular death. METHODS: This was a chart review of all the patients seen during the months of September 2012 to February 2013...
November 17, 2016: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855225/incidence-predictors-and-clinical-outcomes-of-postoperative-cardiac-tamponade-in-patients-undergoing-heart-valve-surgery
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Seng Chan You, Chi Young Shim, Geu-Ru Hong, Darae Kim, In Jeong Cho, Sak Lee, Hyuck-Jae Chang, Jong-Won Ha, Byung-Chul Chang, Namsik Chung
This study aimed to investigate the incidence, predictors, and clinical outcomes of cardiac tamponade after heart valve surgery. A total of 556 patients who underwent heart valve surgery in a single tertiary center between January 2010 and March 2012 were studied. All patients underwent transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) about 5 days after surgery and TTE was repeated regularly. Patients with suspected acute pericardial hemorrhage were excluded. Cardiac tamponade occurred in twenty-four (4.3%) patients and all underwent surgical or percutaneous pericardial drainage...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852479/echocardiographic-imaging-of-the-mitral-valve-for-transcatheter-edge-to-edge-repair
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REVIEW
Jeffrey M Paulsen, Thomas W Smith
Echocardiography continues to be the most effective imaging tool for the diagnosis and follow-up of mitral valve disease. This review addresses the use of transthoracic echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography in the planning and guidance of transcatheter mitral valve therapies. Many of the echo-imaging guidance techniques are applicable to transcatheter intervention as a whole. However, given that the MitraClip is the only device approved for mitral regurgitation at present, specific attention is paid to this procedure, with additional focus on the guidance of noncentral repair...
January 2016: Interventional cardiology clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846815/endomyocardial-biopsy-via-the-femoral-access-still-safe-and-valuable-diagnostic-tool
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Sylwia Sławek, Aleksander Araszkiewicz, Agnieszka Gaczkowska, Justyna Koszarska, Damian Celiński, Marek Grygier, Maciej Lesiak, Stefan Grajek
BACKGROUND: The endomyocardial biopsy has proven to be an integral diagnostic tool for surveillance of cardiac allograft rejection and identification of myocardial diseases. Nevertheless, this invasive procedure is not risk-free. This study focuses on the risk of complications and diagnostic performance of right ventricular endomyocardial biopsy (EMB). METHODS: In this single-center retrospective study, we analyzed 315 EMB procedures performed between July 2008 and May 2015 in 73 patients...
November 15, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833994/evaluation-of-residual-coarctation-in-infants-with-a-single-right-ventricle-after-stage-i-palliation
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Michael P Fundora, Jun Sasaki, Juan-Carlos Muniz, Anthony Rossi, John F Rhodes, Robert L Hannan, Redmond P Burke, Leo Lopez
In infants with a single right ventricle (RV), stage I palliation involves aortic reconstruction, systemic-to-pulmonary shunt placement, and atrial septectomy. Many require re-intervention for residual coarctation of the aorta (CoA). Doppler echocardiography can detect residual CoA in most infants, but its ability to predict severity has not been studied. This study compares gradients from Doppler interrogation to those from cardiac catheterization in infants with residual CoA. We performed a retrospective study of infants after stage I palliation from 2000 to 2014...
November 11, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832900/severe-mitral-annular-calcification-multimodality-imaging-for-therapeutic-strategies-and-interventions
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REVIEW
Mackram F Eleid, Thomas A Foley, Sameh M Said, Sorin V Pislaru, Charanjit S Rihal
Mitral annular calcification (MAC) is a chronic degenerative process associated with advanced age and conditions predisposing to left ventricular hypertrophy. Assessment of mitral valve disease in patients with severe MAC can be a challenge. When severe MAC results in mitral stenosis or regurgitation, multimodality imaging with 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, and Doppler echocardiography and cardiac computed tomography angiography can delineate the severity and pathoanatomic features to help guide therapeutic strategies...
November 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832757/mid-term-results-of-interventional-closure-of-patent-foramen-ovale-with-the-occlutech-figulla-%C3%A2-flex-ii-occluder
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Jonas Neuser, Muharrem Akin, Udo Bavendiek, Tibor Kempf, Johann Bauersachs, Julian D Widder
BACKGROUND: Patients with a patent foramen ovale (PFO) who suffered from stroke, TIA or peripheral paradoxical embolism are at substantial risk for recurrent neurologic events and in need for secondary prevention. Interventional closure of PFO has been performed for over 20 years. Numerous devices have been developed and used for treatment. We investigated PFO closure with the third generation Occlutech Figulla(®) Flex II Occluder device. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2015 57 patients (mean age 47...
November 10, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832613/prognostic-value-of-n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-troponin-t-and-growth-differentiation-factor-15-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease
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Vivan J Baggen, Annemien van den Bosch, Jannet A Eindhoven, Anne-Rose Schut, Judith A A E Cuypers, Maarten Witsenburg, Monique de Waart, Ron H van Schaik, Felix Zijlstra, Eric Boersma, Jolien W Roos-Hesselink
BACKGROUND: -The number of patients with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) is rapidly increasing. In order to optimize patient management, there is a great need to accurately identify high-risk patients. Still, no biomarker has been firmly established as a clinically useful prognostic tool in this group. We studied the association of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), high-sensitive troponin-T (hs-TnT) and growth-differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15) with cardiovascular events in ACHD...
November 3, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812780/pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations-embolized-using-a-micro-vascular-plug-system-technical-note-on-a-preliminary-experience
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Eanuele Boatta, Christine Jahn, Matthieu Canuet, Julien Garnon, Nitin Ramamurthy, Roberto Luigi Cazzato, Afshin Gangi
AIM: To report our preliminary experience using a Micro Vascular Plug (MVP) deployed through a 2.8Fr micro-catheter for the treatment of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) in a cohort of patients affected by Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four consecutive female patients (mean age 38.0 years; range 25-55 years) with PAVMs diagnosed on echocardiogram/bubble test and contrast-enhanced CT (CECT) underwent MVP embolization...
November 3, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811168/measures-of-right-ventricular-function-after-transcatheter-versus-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement
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Lars Grønlykke, Nikolaj Ihlemann, Anh Thuc Ngo, Hans Gustav Hørsted Thyregod, Jesper Kjaergaard, André Korshin, Finn Gustafsson, Christian Hassager, Jens Christian Nilsson, Lars Søndergaard, Hanne Berg Ravn
OBJECTIVES: Describe changes in measures of right ventricular (RV) function in patients treated for aortic stenosis using open-chest surgery (SAVR) or transcatheter treatment (TAVR). METHODS: Patients in the Nordic Aortic Valve Intervention (NOTION) trial were randomized 1:1 to TAVR (n = 114) or SAVR (n = 106). Echocardiography was performed at baseline and 3 and 12 months post-procedure. Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) and right ventricular fractional area change (RVFAC) were used as measures of longitudinal and transverse RV contraction...
November 3, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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