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V Russo, A Rago, F Di Meo, A A Papa, G Nigro
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November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904623/comparison-of-malnutrition-in-hemodialysis-and-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-and-its-relationship-with-echocardiographic-findings
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Afsoon Emami Naini, Alireza Karbalaie, Mokhtar Abedini, Gholamreza Askari, Firouzeh Moeinzadeh
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is common in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who on peritoneal dialysis (PD) or hemodialysis (HD). This study aimed to compare the frequency distribution of malnutrition in HD and PD patients and its relationship with echocardiographic findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a case-control study. Using the simple random sampling, 109 patients were selected among HD and PD patients based on the inclusion criteria. HD and PD groups included 55 and 54 patients, respectively...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903393/-a-multi-center-study-on-the-long-term-mortality-and-related-risk-factors-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-receiving-resynchronization-therapy
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S Y Qi, D M Wang, H B Yu, C Ding, F L Tian, L S Ru, J Li, B Zhang, Y L Han
Objective: To analyze long-term mortality and patients characteristics of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) for patients with chronic heart failure. Methods: In-patients with chronic heart failure who received CRT in the three medical centers(Bethune International Peace Hospital, General Hospital of Shenyang Military Command of Chinese People's Liberation Army, and 251 Hospital of People's Liberation Army)from March 2001 to June 2013 were included.Mortality and related causes, echocardiographic parameters were analyzed...
November 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901332/safety-and-efficacy-of-non-continuous-echocardiographic-guided-pericardiocentesis-a-single-center-study-of-478-patients
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Ilaria Battistoni, Marco Marini, Luca Angelini, Matteo Francioni, Alberto Gili, Stefano Moretti, Carlo Costantini, Christian Corinaldesi, Marica Bordicchia, Gian P Perna
BACKGROUND: There are limited contemporary data on the safety and efficacy of echo-guided pericardiocentesis in Italy. The aim of the study was to evaluate safety and efficacy of pericardiocentesis, performed with non-continuous echocardiography monitoring. All the procedures performed at Department of Cardiovascular Disease, Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, from January 2001 to June 2013, were retrospectively analyzed to determine risks connected to the procedure and its success rate. Epidemiological data, procedure indications and etiology of the effusions were also recorded...
November 30, 2016: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900966/infective-endocarditis-in-chronic-hemodialysis-a-transition-from-left-heart-to-right-heart
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Y Bentata, I Haddiya, N Ismailli, N El Ouafi, A Benzirar, O El Mahi, A Azzouzi
Infective endocarditis (IE) of the left heart is the most frequent type of IE in chronic hemodialysis (CHD) (in 90% of cases) whereas involvement of the right heart is rare. The aim of this study was to determine the clinical, biological, and echocardiographic characteristics, as well as the prognosis of IE in CHD. This is a retrospective study conducted at the Center of Nephrology and Hemodialysis in Oujda, Morocco. Over a period of 56 months, we compiled data on a series of 11 CHD patients with IE. Their mean age was 40...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900955/serum-levels-of-n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-as-a-diagnostic-marker-for-left-ventricular-dysfunction-in-children-with-end-stage-renal-disease-on-hemodialysis
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Amr Mohamed Zoair, Maher Ahmed Abdel-Hafez, Wegdan Mawlana, Mohamed Abdel-Rahman Sweylam
The objective of this study was to determine the diagnostic cutoff value of N-terminal-pro B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-pro BNP) as a marker of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in children with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on regular hemodialysis (HD). The study was carried out on thirty children with ESRD on regular HD and thirty healthy controls. Echocardiographic studies were done, including a conventional mode for ejection fraction, fractional shortening, tissue Doppler imaging, and longitudinal global strain by speckle tracking...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899861/echocardiographic-follow-up-of-patent-foramen-ovale-and-the-factors-affecting-spontaneous-closure
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Ali Yildirim, Alperen Aydin, Tevfik Demir, Fatma Aydin, Birsen Ucar, Zubeyir Kilic
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the echocardiographic follow-up of patent foramen ovale, which is considered a potential etiological factor in various diseases, and to determine the factors affecting spontaneous closure. METHODS: Between January 2000 and June 2012, records of 918 patients with patent foramen ovale were retrospectively reviewed. Patency of less than 3 mm around the fossa ovalis is called patent foramen ovale. Patients with cyanotic congenital heart diseases, severe heart valve disorders and severe hemodynamic left to right shunts were excluded from the study...
November 2016: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899855/evaluation-of-echocardiographic-epicardial-fat-thickness-as-a-sign-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-positive-exercise-test-patients
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Hüseyin Katlandur, Şeref Ulucan, Hüseyin Özdil, Ahmet Keser, Zeynettin Kaya, Kerem Özbek, M Sıddık Ülgen
BACKGROUND: The association between epicardial fat thickness (EFT) and positive exercise test results for the diagnosis of coronary artery diseases (CAD) has yet to be evaluated. This study assessed the predictive value of EFT for CAD on the angiographs of patients with positive exercise tests. METHODS: A total of 91 subjects were chosen consecutively from stable angina pectoris patients who were referred for coronary angiography due to a positive exercise test result...
November 2016: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899119/clinical-outcome-and-hemodynamic-behavior-of-the-labcor-dokimos-plus-aortic-valve
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Torsten Christ, Konstantin Zhigalov, Wolfgang Konertz, Sebastian Holinski
BACKGROUND: The Labcor Dokimos Plus (LDP) is a stented externally mounted pericardial aortic bioprosthesis, which was recently introduced in Europe. Aims of the study are evaluation of operative and postoperative results as well as hemodynamic performance. METHODS: One hundred consecutive patients with a mean age of 65.9 ± 10.7 years (range 35-87) and a mean EuroSCORE II of 3.1 ± 3.9 (range 0.67-24.5) underwent aortic valve replacement with the LDP. Mean valve-size was 25...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898502/-full-metal-jacket-treatment-of-multiple-paravalvular-leaks
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Giuseppe Santoro, Giancarlo Scognamiglio, Maria T Palladino, Carola Iacono, Giampiero Gaio, Maria G Russo
A 40-year-old man with osteogenesis imperfecta type I submitted to multiple procedures of surgical mitral and aortic valve replacement was referred for refractory congestive heart failure due to significant paravalvular leaks (PVLs) of both mitral and aortic prostheses. Due to perceived very high risk of a further mitroaortic surgery, transcatheter closure of PVLs under three-dimensional echocardiographic guide was performed. Thus, four Amplatzer Vascular Plug type II (St. Jude Medical Corp, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA) devices were implanted into the aortic PVLs, and three Amplatzer Vascular Plug type II devices were used to occlude a huge mitral PVL...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898434/the-continuing-challenge-of-evaluating-diastolic-function-by-echocardiography-in-children-developing-concepts-and-newer-modalities
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Wadi Mawad, Mark K Friedberg
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Assessment of diastolic function by echocardiography is challenging but important. Left ventricular filling has been more extensively studied than the right ventricle, and predominantly in adult populations. Although multiple parameters exist to assess diastolic function, they all have limitations, including load and heart rate dependency, which make assessment of diastolic function particularly challenging. The purpose of this article is to review evolving concepts and modalities for echo assessment of diastolic function in children...
January 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895692/impact-of-postoperative-duration-of-aspirin-use-on-longevity-of-bioprosthetic-pulmonary-valve-in-patients-who-underwent-congenital-heart-disease-repair
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Tae-Woong Hwang, Sung-Ook Kim, Sang-Yun Lee, Seong-Ho Kim, Eun-Young Choi, So-Ick Jang, Su-Jin Park, Hye-Won Kwon, Hyo-Bin Lim, Chang-Ha Lee, Eun-Seok Choi
PURPOSE: Generally, aspirin is used as a protective agent against thrombogenic phenomenon after pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) using a bioprosthetic valve. However, the appropriate duration of aspirin use is unclear. We analyzed the impact of postoperative duration of aspirin use on the longevity of bioprosthetic pulmonary valves in patients who underwent repair for congenital heart diseases. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical data of 137 patients who underwent PVR using a bioprosthetic valve between January 2000 and December 2003...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895192/development-of-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-treated-hypertensive-outpatients-the-campania-salute-network
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Raffaele Izzo, Maria-Angela Losi, Eugenio Stabile, Mai Tone Lönnebakken, Grazia Canciello, Giovanni Esposito, Emanuele Barbato, Nicola De Luca, Bruno Trimarco, Giovanni de Simone
: There is little information on left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy (LVH) development during antihypertensive treatment. We evaluate incident LVH in a treated hypertensive cohort, the Campania Salute Network registry. We analyzed prospectively 4290 hypertensives (aged 50.3±11.1 years, 40% women) with at least 1-year follow-up, without LVH at baseline. Incident LVH was defined as the first detection of echocardiographic LV mass index ≥47 in women or ≥50 g/m(2.7) in men. During a median 48-month follow-up, 915 patients (21...
November 28, 2016: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894255/silent-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-in-everyday-practice-a-clinical-and-echocardiographic-study
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Brane Loncarevic, Danijela Trifunovic, Ivan Soldatovic, Bosiljka Vujisic-Tesic
BACKGROUND: Whether type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) in the absence of hypertension (HTA) and coronary artery disease (CAD) affects left ventricular (LV) phenotype and function among asymptomatic DM patients that can be easily discovered in everyday practice, what is the clinical risk profile for diabetic cardiomyopathy and how HTA and CAD modulate LV structure and function above diabetic cardiomyopathy, are still incompletely answered questions. METHODS: In 210 DM patients (group I: 70 asymptomatic DM patients without HTA and CAD; group II: 70 DM patients with HTA and no CAD; group III: 70 DM patients with CAD and no HTA) and 80 healthy individuals, comprehensive echocardiography including speckle tracking strain and strain rate analysis, was done...
November 29, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894062/echocardiographic-comparison-between-left-ventricular-non-compaction-and-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Trine F Haland, Jørg Saberniak, Ida S Leren, Thor Edvardsen, Kristina H Haugaa
BACKGROUND: Modern imaging technology has improved detection of left ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy (LVNC). Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) shares morphological features with LVNC, but prognosis and treatment strategies differ between LVNC and HCM. METHODS AND RESULTS: We aimed to compare global and regional LV myocardial function in LVNC and HCM. We hypothesized that apical function is reduced in LVNC due to the embryonic reduced compaction of the apex...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893744/optimization-of-irreversible-electroporation-protocols-for-in-vivo-myocardial-decellularization
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Yaniv Zager, David Kain, Natalie Landa, Jonathan Leor, Elad Maor
BACKGROUND: Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a non-thermal cell ablation approach that induces selective damage to cell membranes only. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate and optimize its use for in-vivo myocardial decellularization. METHODS: Forty-two Sprague-Dawley rats were used to compare myocardial damage of seven different IRE protocols with anterior myocardial infarction damage. An in-vivo open thoracotomy model was used, with two-needle electrodes in the anterior ventricular wall...
2016: PloS One
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/27892791/cardiovascular-profile-score-as-a-predictor-of-acute-intrapartum-non-reassuring-fetal-status-in-infants-with-congenital-heart-defects
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Takekazu Miyoshi, Shinji Katsuragi, Reiko Neki, Ken-Ichi Kurosaki, Isao Shiraishi, Michikazu Nakai, Kunihiro Nishimura, Jun Yoshimatsu, Tomoaki Ikeda
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the predictive factors of urgent cesarean delivery (CD) due to acute intrapartum non-reassuring fetal status (NRFS) in infants with congenital heart defects (CHDs). STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective review of 199 singletons prenatally diagnosed with a CHD and for whom vaginal delivery was attempted in our institution between 2007 and 2014. A cardiovascular profile (CVP) score was used to assess fetal heart failure. RESULTS: The number of urgent CDs due to NRFS was 37 (18...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891719/myocardial-strain-to-detect-subtle-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction
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Laurens F Tops, Victoria Delgado, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Jeroen J Bax
In daily clinical practice, LV systolic function is routinely assessed with the use of two-dimensional echocardiography. Using biplane LV end-diastolic and end-systolic volumes, LVEF is calculated. The introduction of real-time three-dimensional echocardiography has improved the accuracy of echocardiographic assessment of LVEF. However, calculated LVEF may not truly represent LV systolic function in specific cardiac diseases or when subtle LV dysfunction is present. Two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography enables assessment of myocardial strain, thereby providing detailed information on global and regional LV deformation...
November 27, 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
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