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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724040/cardiac-remodeling-indicators-in-adolescent-athletes
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Joaquim Castanheira, João Valente-Dos-Santos, Daniela Costa, Diogo Martinho, Jorge Fernandes, João Duarte, Nuno Sousa, Vasco Vaz, Luis Rama, António Figueiredo, Manuel Coelho-E-Silva
Objective: The idea that different sports and physical training type results in different cardiac adaptations has been widely accepted. However, this remodelling process among different sport modalities is still not fully understood. Thus, the current study aims to investigate the heart morphology variation associated with a set of different modalities characterized by distinct models of preparation and different methods and demands of training and completion. Method: The sample comprises 42 basketball players, 73 roller hockey players, 28 judo athletes and 21 swimmers...
May 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722763/isolated-drainage-of-right-superior-vena-cava-into-left-atrium-a%C3%A2-rare-etiology-of-childhood-central-cyanosis
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Shaimaa Rakha, Mohamed-Magdy Abuelkheir, Mohamed-Adel F Elgamal
Isolated right superior vena cava drainage into the left atrium (RSVC-LA) is an extremely rare anomaly in the absence of other cardiac or extracardiac abnormalities. The clinical and echocardiographic diagnosis is considered challenging. We report a female infant with cyanosis on crying who was diagnosed as isolated RSVC-LA using conventional and contrast echocardiography, but further confirmation was possible via multidetector CT. The surgical correction was performed with smooth postoperative recovery. In conclusion, isolated RSVC-LA must be in the differential diagnosis of cyanosis in the absence of intracardiac anomalies...
July 18, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722487/left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-acute-stroke-patients-with-known-hypertension
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Askiel Bruno, Desiree D Brooks, Taryn A Abrams, Mitra D Poorak, Drew Gunio, Prianka K Kandhal, Aleena Lakhanpal, Arun K Nagabandi, Abiodun E Akinwuntan, Stephen Looney, Pascha E Schafer
BACKGROUND: Despite effective treatments, hypertension remains uncontrolled in nearly half of the people with hypertension in the United States. Uncontrolled hypertension leads to end organ damage, such as left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). To identify reasons for uncontrolled hypertension, we interviewed acute stroke patients with a history of hypertension and evaluated for LVH. METHODS: Using a standardized questionnaire, we collected demographic, socioeconomic, and health-care data in 300 acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke patients in one hospital...
July 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721692/left-ventricular-mechanics-are-affected-in-children-with-celiac-disease-a-study-based-on-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Murat Deveci, Ayşen Uncuoğlu Aydoğan, Gürkan Altun, Özlem Kayabey, Okan Tuğral, Kadir Babaoğlu
BACKGROUND: An association between cardiomyopathy and celiac disease has been reported, but not frequently. We examined the effects on cardiac mechanics in children with celiac disease (CD) by two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2DSTE). METHODS: Eighty-one children with CD were compared with a control group comprising 51 healthy children by echocardiographic examination. Children with CD who had been on gluten-free diet for more than 6 months were divided into two different groups: group 1 was positive for serum antitissue transglutaminase antibody (n=48), and group 2 was negative for serum antitissue transglutaminase antibody (n=33)...
July 18, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721223/atrial-fibrillation-in-a-preterm-newborn-with-structurally-normal-heart
#5
Pier Paolo Bassareo, Andrea Raffaele Marras, Mariangela Marras, Silvia Marras, Giuseppe Mercuro
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a really uncommon arrhythmia in newborns. Here, we report the case of a 1-day-old infant who was recovered in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for a twin-to-twin transfusion. The appearance of an unexpected AF was registered at his continuous electrocardiographic monitoring. Both chest X-ray and echocardiographic examination revealed the anomalous insertion of the tip of a central venous catheter (CVC) into the heart ('umbilical artery → inferior vena cava → right atrium → patent foramen ovale → left atrium')...
March 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721146/the-role-of-selected-adipokines-and-ghrelin-in-the-prognosis-after-myocardial-infarction-in-a-12-month-follow-up-in-the-presence-of-metabolic-syndrome
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Błażej Michalski, Ewa Szymczyk, Lukasz Peczek, Barbara Nawrot, Karolina Kupczynska, Maria Krzemińska-Pakuła, Jan Z Peruga, Piotr Lipiec, Jarosław D Kasprzak
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive value of selected adipokines in the improvement in the ejection fraction and in the development of adverse cardiac remodeling during 12 months of follow-up among patients with an ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) in the presence of metabolic syndrome (MeS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study population consisted of 69 patients (49 male; mean age: 59 ±10 years) with a first STEMI that was treated with a primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI)...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721145/increased-plasma-concentrations-of-interleukin-35-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Paulina Gorzelak-Pabiś, Maciej Chalubinski, Katarzyna Wojdan, Emilia Luczak, Iwona Duraj, Monika Mozdzan, Marlena Broncel
INTRODUCTION: Atherosclerosis leading to coronary artery disease (CAD) is a chronic inflammatory condition. Interleukin 35 (IL-35) released by regulatory T cells (Tregs) has been found to be associated with CAD in the Chinese population. However, nothing is known about the relation between IL-35 concentrations and cholesterol levels. The aim of the study was to assess the levels of IL-35 in CAD patients and healthy subjects from a Caucasian population, and to analyze the relationship between IL-35 and the levels of total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), sex and postmenopausal status...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720299/cats-with-diabetes-mellitus-have-diastolic-dysfunction-in-the-absence-of-structural-heart-disease
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N J Pereira, J Novo Matos, M Baron Toaldo, U Bartoszuk, N Summerfield, A Riederer, C Reusch, T M Glaus
Diabetes mellitus (DM) can result in cardiovascular dysfunction and heart failure characterized by diastolic dysfunction with or without the presence of systolic dysfunction in people and laboratory animals. The objective of this prospective study was to determine if cats with newly diagnosed DM had myocardial dysfunction and, if present, whether it would progress if appropriate antidiabetic therapy was commenced. Thirty-two diabetic cats were enrolled and received baseline echocardiographic examination; of these, 15 cats were re-examined after 6 months...
July 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719516/echocardiography-and-passive-leg-raising-in-the-postoperative-period-a-prospective-observational-study
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Yasser El Hadouti, Lucía Valencia, Angel Becerra, Aurelio Rodríguez-Pérez, Jean L Vincent
BACKGROUND: Signs of hypovolaemia are frequent in the postoperative period, but not all patients need or respond to fluid administration. An increase in cardiac output (CO) after passive leg raising (PLR) has been demonstrated to be useful as a volume response predictor in non-surgical, spontaneously breathing patients. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of transthoracic echocardiography after PLR to predict fluid responsiveness in post-surgical patients...
July 15, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718693/effects-of-sedation-with-dexmedetomidine-and-buprenorphine-on-echocardiographic-variables-blood-pressure-and-heart-rate-in-healthy-cats
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Einar Johard, Anna Tidholm, Ingrid Ljungvall, Jens Häggström, Katja Höglund
Objectives Sedative agents are occasionally used to enable echocardiographic examination when screening cats for heart disease, such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Owing to their haemodynamic effects, sedative agents may alter echocardiographic measurements. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of the sedative combination dexmedetomidine and buprenorphine on echocardiographic variables, blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) in healthy cats. Methods Fifty healthy, client-owned cats were prospectively recruited and included after physical examination...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717881/a-retrospective-comparison-of-inhaled-milrinone-and-iloprost-in-post-bypass-pulmonary-hypertension
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Kassiani Theodoraki, Apostolos Thanopoulos, Panagiota Rellia, Evangelos Leontiadis, Dimitrios Zarkalis, Konstantinos Perreas, Theophani Antoniou
During cardiac operations, weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) may prove challenging as a result of superimposed acute right ventricular dysfunction in the setting of elevated pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR). The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the effect of inhaled milrinone versus inhaled iloprost in patients with persistent pulmonary hypertension following discontinuation of CPB. Eighteen patients with elevated PVR post-bypass were administered inhaled milrinone at a cumulative dose of 50 μg kg(-1)...
July 17, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717414/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-in-patients-with-acute-cardiac-injury-and-unobstructed-coronary-arteries
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Giovanni Salvatore Camastra, Stefano Sbarbati, Massimiliano Danti, Luca Cacciotti, Raffaella Semeraro, Sabino Walter Della Sala, Gerardo Ansalone
AIM: To define the role of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) by analyzing a particular group of patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and normal coronary angiogram. METHODS: From January 2009 to December 2015, we examined 220 patients with clinical suspicion of ACS, Troponin elevation [the threshold used to define a positive Troponin T test (TnT) was 0.1 ng/mL] and no significant coronary disease at angiography (the patients were considered to have significant angiographic disease only a 50% stenosis was detected in any of their coronary arteries)...
June 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716687/measures-of-ventricular-arterial-coupling-and-incident-heart-failure-preserved-ejection-fraction-hfpef-a-matched-case-control-analysis
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Carolyn L Lekavich, Debra J Barksdale, Jia-Rong Wu, Virginia Neelon, Jamie Crandell, Eric J Velazquez
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to detect differences in markers associated with incident heart failure preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) when comparing matched case-control groups. BACKGROUND: Evidence continues to demonstrate increasing prevalence, cost and mortality implications of HFpEF, but clearly defined parameters that distinguish between controls and HFpEF have not been established. METHODS: A study cohort of case (incident patients with HFpEF, n=155) and matched control (patients with no prior HF, n=155) groups was retrospectively identified...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715070/evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-renal-resistive-index-and-extensivity-and-complexity-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Alaa Quisi, Ibrahim Halil Kurt, Durmuş Yıldıray Şahin, Onur Kaypaklı, Gökhan Söker, Ömer Kaya, Samir Allahverdiyev, Ömer Genç, Gökhan Alıcı, Mevlüt Koç
BACKGROUND: Despite the advances in cardiovascular medicine, acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is still a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Synergy between PCI ™ with TAXUS and Cardiac Surgery (SYNTAX) score is used to determine the extensivity and complexity of coronary artery disease (CAD). Renal resistive index (RRI), a renal Doppler ultrasound parameter, is used to detect renal hemodynamics. Although some risk factors for CAD, including hypertension and diabetes mellitus were demonstrated to have an association with RRI, direct relationship between the presence...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715068/severe-mitral-regurgitation-is-associated-with-increased-copeptin-levels-in-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Alven Kılıcgedık, Elıf Eroglu, Gokhan Kahvecı, Khaganı Isgandarov, Emrah Acar, Semi Ozturk, Regayip Zehir, Seyhmus Kulahcıoglu, Cuneyt Toprak, Ali Yaman, Ibrahım Akın Izgı, Cevat Kirma
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The objective of this study was to assess the potential role of mitral regurgitation (MR) in the release of copeptin in HF patients with reduced ejection fraction (HFREF). METHODS: The study included 63 patients of whom 33 had functional mild MR (Group 1) and 30 had functional severe MR (Group 2).The functional classes of the groups were both NYHA Class III. Blood samples for the determination of plasma copeptin and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels were obtained at the same day with the echocardiographic examination...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714947/long-term-systolic-function-in-children-and-young-adults-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant
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S J Rotz, C E Dandoy, M D Taylor, S Jodele, J L Jefferies, A Lane, J A El-Bietar, A W Powell, S M Davies, T D Ryan
Congestive heart failure and subclinical left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) affect long-term survivors of hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). Echocardiographic measurements of global longitudinal and circumferential strain have shown promise in identifying subclinical LVSD in cancer survivors. We analyzed echocardiograms in 95 children and young adults with malignancies or bone marrow failure syndromes performed before HSCT and 1-6 years after HSCT. We additionally measured the biomarkers soluble suppression of tumorigenicity-2 (sST-2) and cardiac troponin-I (cTn-I) in the same children through 49 days post HSCT...
July 17, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714526/different-postconditioning-cycles-affect-prognosis-of-aged-patients-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Jie Zhang, Xin Zhang, Yuqi Cui, Misbahul Ferdous, Lianqun Cui, Peng Zhao
BACKGROUND: Postconditioning can affect the infarct size in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, few studies show an effect of different postconditioning cycles on AMI aged patients. This study sought to assess the effect of different postconditioning cycles on prognosis in aged patients with AMI who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: 74 aged patients were randomly assigned to three groups. Control group; PC-1 group accepted postconditioning 4 cycles of 30 s inflation and 30 s deflation; PC-2 group accepted postconditioning 4 cycles of 60 s...
July 17, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714523/echocardiographic-parameters-versus-cha2ds2-vasc-score-in-prediction-of-overall-cardiac-events-heart-failure-and-stroke-in-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation
#18
Li-Tan Yang, Wei-Chuan Tsai, Ho-Ming Su
BACKGROUND: Apart from stroke, atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with higher mortality and heart failure (HF), in which risk stratification scheme is lacking. Therefore this investigation examined the prognostic value of echocardiographic predictors against CHA₂DS₂-VASc score in permanent non-valvular AF (NVAF). METHOD: In 252 asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic consecutive patients with NVAF, comprehensive echocardiography was performed. Left atrial deformation parameters were also obtained by two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography...
July 17, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713430/incidental-thrombus-in-transit-causing-embolic-stroke
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Brian Malm, Paul Hermany, Alan Morrison
Thrombus in transit leading to paradoxical systemic arterial embolism is a rare echocardiographic finding in patients presenting with embolic stroke. We present a case of a patient who had an atrial thrombus in transit discovered incidentally and later suffered a fatal stroke. Etiologies of cardioembolic stroke and the use of echocardiography in diagnosis and management are briefly discussed.
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712073/association-between-ace-and-agt-polymorphism-and-cardiovascular-risk-in-acromegalic-patients
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Tomris Erbas, Nese Cinar, Selcuk Dagdelen, Arzu Gedik, Hikmet Yorgun, Ugur Canpolat, Giray Kabakci, Mehmet Alikasifoglu
PURPOSE: Whether the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system plays a role or not in the development of cardiovascular morbidity in acromegaly patients is unknown. The aim of the study was to investigate the association between ACE (I/D) and AGT (M235T) gene polymorphisms and cardiovascular and metabolic disorders in the acromegaly. METHODS: The study included one hundred and seventeen acromegalic patients (62 F/55 M, age: 50.2 ± 12.3 years) and 106 healthy controls (92 F/14 M, age: 41...
July 15, 2017: Pituitary
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