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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214792/suppression-of-tumorigenicity-2-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Omar F AbouEzzeddine, Paul M McKie, Shannon M Dunlay, Susanna R Stevens, G Michael Felker, Barry A Borlaug, Horng H Chen, Russell P Tracy, Eugene Braunwald, Margaret M Redfield
BACKGROUND: Soluble suppression of tumorigenicity 2 (sST2) receptor is a biomarker that is elevated in certain systemic inflammatory diseases. Comorbidity-driven microvascular inflammation is postulated to play a key role in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) pathophysiology, but data on how sST2 relates to clinical characteristics or inflammatory conditions or biomarkers in HFpEF are limited. We sought to determine circulating levels and clinical correlates of sST2 in HFpEF...
February 18, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212534/association-between-echocardiographic-structural-parameters-and-body-weight-in-wistar-rats
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Silvio A Oliveira-Junior, Paula F Martinez, William Y C Fan, Bruno T Nakatani, Luana U Pagan, Carlos R Padovani, Antonio C Cicogna, Marina P Okoshi, Katashi Okoshi
BACKGROUND: The association between echocardiographic structural parameters and body weight (BW) during rat development has been poorly addressed. We evaluated echocardiographic variables: left ventricular (LV) end-diastolic (LVDD) and end-systolic (LVSD) diameters, LV diastolic posterior wall thickness (PWT), left atrial diameter (LA), and aortic diameter (AO) in function of BW during development.Results/Materials and Methods: Male Wistar rats (n = 328, BW: 302-702 g) were retrospectively used to construct regression models and 95% confidence intervals relating to cardiac structural parameters and BW...
February 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202628/effects-of-upgrade-versus-de-novo-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-on-clinical-response-and-long-term-survival-results-from-a-multicenter-study
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Mate Vamos, Julia W Erath, Zsolt Bari, Denes Vagany, Sven P Linzbach, Tatsiana Burmistrava, Carsten W Israel, Gabor Z Duray, Stefan H Hohnloser
BACKGROUND: Benefits of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) on morbidity and mortality in selected patients are well known. Although the number of upgrade procedures from single- or dual-chamber devices to CRT is increasing, there are only sparse data on the outcomes of upgrade procedures compared with de novo CRT. This study aimed to evaluate clinical response and survival in patients receiving de novo versus upgrade CRT defibrillator therapy. METHODS AND RESULTS: Prospectively collected outcome data were compared in patients undergoing de novo or upgrade CRT defibrillator implantation at 3 implant centers in Germany and Hungary...
February 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199756/factors-associated-with-reduction-of-left-ventricular-mass-in-children-on-peritoneal-dialysis
#4
Jeong Jin Yu, Hyun Ok Jun, Eun Jung Shin, Jae Suk Baek, Joo Hoon Lee, Young-Hwue Kim, Young Seo Park, Jae-Kon Ko
AIM: This study aimed to investigate sensitive factors involved in left ventricular mass reduction in children with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) undergoing peritoneal dialysis. METHODS: Thirty-five subjects on peritoneal dialysis were enrolled. Two successive echocardiographic and clinical data for each subject were obtained. Blood pressure and left ventricular mass index (LVMI) were indexed through a division with the normal 95(th) percentile value. Differences in numeric data between two datasets were calculated...
February 15, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198938/left-atrial-deformation-analysis-in-patients-with-corrected-tetralogy-of-fallot-by-3d-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-from-the-magyar-path-study
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Kálmán Havasi, Péter Domsik, Anita Kalapos, Jackie S McGhie, Jolien W Roos-Hesselink, Tamás Forster, Attila Nemes
Background: Three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography coupled with speckle-tracking echocardiographic (STE) capability is a novel methodology which has been demontrated to be useful for the assessment of left atrial (LA) volumes and functional properties. There is increased scientific interest on myocardial deformation analysis in adult patients with corrected tetralogy of Fallot (cTOF). Objectives: To compare LA volumes, volume-based functional properties and strain parameters between cTOF patients and age- and gender-matched healthy controls...
February 13, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197277/scoring-system-based-on-electrocardiogram-features-to-predict-the-type-of-heart-failure-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Purnasidha Bagaswoto Hendry, Lucia Krisdinarti, Maharani Erika
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is divided into heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Mortality from HF is inversely related to left ventricular function. Additional studies are required to distinguish between these two types of HF. A previous study showed that HFrEF is less likely when electrocardiogram (ECG) findings are normal. This study aims to create a scoring system based on ECG findings that will predict the type of HF...
June 2016: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196797/left-atrial-structure-in-relationship-to-age-sex-ethnicity-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-mesa-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Filip Zemrak, Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, Gabriella Captur, Jonathan Chrispin, Ela Chamera, Mohammadali Habibi, Saman Nazarian, Saidi A Mohiddin, James C Moon, Steffen E Petersen, João A C Lima, David A Bluemke
BACKGROUND: Left atrial (LA) size is a marker of diastolic function and is associated with atrial fibrillation and cardiovascular outcomes. However, there are no large population studies measuring LA structure. The relationship of demographics and cardiovascular risk factors to LA size is largely unknown. This study aimed to determine associations of LA size with demographic factors, cardiac structure and function, and cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS AND RESULTS: LA volume indexed to body surface area was measured by cardiovascular magnetic resonance steady-state free precession and fast gradient echo cine long- and short-axis images in 2576 asymptomatic participants of MESA ([Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis] 68...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195551/b-type-natriuretic-peptide-and-echocardiography-reflect-volume-changes-during-pregnancy
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Janet M Burlingame, Kelly Yamasato, Hyeong Jun Ahn, Todd Seto, W H Wilson Tang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and cardiac structure and function in normal women through pregnancy and the postpartum. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, we obtained serial transthoracic echocardiograms, BNP, and NT-proBNP at seven intervals from 6 weeks' gestation through 12 months postpartum. Women with hypertension or cardiac disease were excluded. Using 6-12 months postpartum as reference for non-pregnant levels, echocardiogram measurements and BNP/NT-proBNP were compared over time using linear mixed models with Tukey-Kramer adjustment for multiple comparisons...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194861/association-between-reduced-arterial-stiffness-and-preserved-diastolic-function-of-the-left-ventricle-in-middle-aged-and-elderly-patients
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Kyung-Taek Park, Hack-Lyoung Kim, Sohee Oh, Woo-Hyun Lim, Jae-Bin Seo, Woo-Young Chung, Sang-Hyun Kim, Myung-A Kim, Joo-Hee Zo
The aim of this study was to investigate whether arterial stiffness plays a role in retaining normal diastolic function in a middle-aged and elderly Korean population. A total of 267 patients without documented cardiovascular disease, 50 years and older (mean age, 57.3±6.3 years; 69.8% men) were retrospectively analyzed. All patients underwent both transthoracic echocardiography and brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity measurement on the same day. Patients with septal annular peak velocity (e') ≥8 cm/s and left atrial volume index <34 mL/m(2) were considered as having normal diastolic function...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191906/intracardiac-echocardiography-for-verification-for-left-atrial-appendage-thrombus-presence-detected-by-transesophageal-echocardiography-the-actionice-ii-study
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Jakub Baran, Beata Zaborska, Roman Piotrowski, Malgorzata Sikora-Frąc, Ewa Pilichowska-Paszkiet, Piotr Kułakowski
BACKGROUND: Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) remains the gold standard for exclusion of left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombus in patients scheduled for direct electrical cardioversion (DEC) or atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. Recently, intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) of the pulmonary artery (PA) has been shown to provide excellent LAA images and to be useful in verification of equivocal TEE findings. HYPOTHESIS: ICE of the PA may have a role in detecting false-positive TEE results...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188972/effect-of-exercise-combined-with-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-agonist-treatment-on-cardiac-function-a-randomised-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Peter G Jørgensen, Magnus T Jensen, Pernille Mensberg, Heidi Storgaard, Signe Nyby, Jan S Jensen, Filip K Knop, Tina Vilsbøll
In patients with type 2 diabetes, both supervised exercise and treatment with the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist (GLP-1RA) liraglutide may improve cardiac function. We evaluated cardiac function before and after 16 weeks of treatment with the GLP-1RA liraglutide or placebo combined with supervised exercise in 33 dysregulated patients with type 2 diabetes on diet and/or metformin. Early diastolic myocardial tissue velocity was improved by exercise in the placebo group (-7.1 ± 1.6 cm/s (mean ± standard deviation) to -7...
February 11, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188931/percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-closure-improves-left-atrial-mechanical-function-through-frank-starling-mechanism
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Augustin Coisne, Rosario Pilato, François Brigadeau, Didier Klug, Christelle Marquie, Zouheir Souissi, Marjorie Richardson, Stéphanie Mouton, Anne-Sophie Polge, Patrizio Lancellotti, Dominique Lacroix, David Montaigne
BACKGROUND: Modifications in left atrial (LA) flow velocities after left atrial appendage (LAA) exclusion have been shown in animal and ex vivo models. In a substudy of the PROTECT AF, an objective improvement in quality of life was observed after LAA closure. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the impact of LAA closure on LA transport function METHODS: Comprehensive Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) evaluation (2D/3D, 2D speckle tracking) was prospectively performed before and after LAA closure (at discharge and 45 days after procedure) in 33 patients...
February 7, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185405/evaluation-of-long-term-combination-therapy-with-peritoneal-dialysis-and-hemodialysis
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Reo Kanda, Hiroaki Io, Junichiro Nakata, Yuko Makita, Yu Sasaki, Mayumi Matsumoto, Keiichi Wakabayashi, Yasuhiko Tomino, Yusuke Suzuki
It is well known that a combination therapy with peritoneal dialysis (PD) and hemodialysis (HD) is feasible and may improve clinical status in patients for whom adequate solute and fluid removal is difficult to achieve with PD alone. The objective of the present study was to evaluate whether the therapy is useful in the likelihood of long-term peritoneal membrane and cardiac function. The therapy was 6 days of PD and one session of HD per week. Physical, biochemical, dialysate-to-plasma ratio of creatinine (D/P Cr), arteriovenous fistula (AVF) blood flow, and left ventricular mass index (LVMI) data were prospectively analyzed in 30 patients with measurements performed at 0 and 6 months, and for 21 patients, 12 or 18 months after initiation of the therapy...
February 10, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184260/perioperative-management-of-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-and-heart-failure-an-anesthesiologist-s-perspective
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Taeha Ryu, Seok-Young Song
Anesthesiologists frequently see asymptomatic patients with diastolic dysfunction or heart failure for various surgeries. These patients typically show normal systolic function but abnormal diastolic parameters in their preoperative echocardiographic evaluations. The symptoms that are sometimes seen are similar to those of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Patients with diastolic dysfunction, and even with diastolic heart failure, have the potential to develop a hypertensive crisis or pulmonary congestion...
February 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183843/left-atrial-size-and-function-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-patients-and-risk-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation
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Philippe Debonnaire, Emer Joyce, Yasmine Hiemstra, Bart J Mertens, Douwe E Atsma, Martin J Schalij, Jeroen J Bax, Victoria Delgado, Nina Ajmone Marsan
BACKGROUND: The value of left atrial (LA) diameter, volume, and strain to risk stratify hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients for new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) was explored. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 242 hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients without AF history were evaluated by (speckle-tracking) echocardiography. During mean follow-up of 4.8±3.7 years, 41 patients (17%) developed new-onset AF. Multivariable analysis showed LA volume (≥37 mL/m(2); hazard ratio, 2...
February 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178995/reference-ranges-for-cardiac-structure-and-function-using-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-cmr-in-caucasians-from-the-uk-biobank-population-cohort
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Steffen E Petersen, Nay Aung, Mihir M Sanghvi, Filip Zemrak, Kenneth Fung, Jose Miguel Paiva, Jane M Francis, Mohammed Y Khanji, Elena Lukaschuk, Aaron M Lee, Valentina Carapella, Young Jin Kim, Paul Leeson, Stefan K Piechnik, Stefan Neubauer
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is the gold standard method for the assessment of cardiac structure and function. Reference ranges permit differentiation between normal and pathological states. To date, this study is the largest to provide CMR specific reference ranges for left ventricular, right ventricular, left atrial and right atrial structure and function derived from truly healthy Caucasian adults aged 45-74. METHODS: Five thousand sixty-five UK Biobank participants underwent CMR using steady-state free precession imaging at 1...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162089/transient-left-atrial-dysfunction-is-a-feature-of-takotsubo-syndrome
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Thomas Stiermaier, Tobias Graf, Christian Möller, Charlotte Eitel, Jakob Ledwoch, Steffen Desch, Matthias Gutberlet, Gerhard Schuler, Holger Thiele, Ingo Eitel
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is characterized by a transient left and/or right ventricular dysfunction as a consequence of a distinctive pattern of regional wall motion abnormalities. However, a systematic evaluation of the left atrial (LA) function in patients with TTS is lacking. The aim of the present study was therefore to comprehensively assess LA performance indexes and function in patients with TTS. METHODS: We compared LA function assessed by volumetric indexes derived from fractional volume changes in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) between 125 TTS patients and 125 patients with anterior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159822/beta-blocker-use-is-associated-with-impaired-left-atrial-function-in-hypertension
#18
Mayank Sardana, Amer Ahmed Syed, Zeba Hashmath, Timothy S Phan, Maheswara R Koppula, Uzma Kewan, Zoubair Ahmed, Ravikantha Chandamuri, Swapna Varakantam, Ejaz Shah, Ryan Gorz, Scott R Akers, Julio A Chirinos
BACKGROUND: Impaired left atrial (LA) mechanical function is present in hypertension and likely contributes to various complications, including atrial arrhythmias, stroke, and heart failure. Various antihypertensive drug classes exert differential effects on central hemodynamics and left ventricular function. However, little is known about their effects on LA function. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 212 subjects with hypertension and without heart failure or atrial fibrillation...
February 3, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159195/influence-of-left-ventricular-stroke-volume-on-incident-heart-failure-in-a-population-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-from-the-strong-heart-study
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Marina De Marco, Eva Gerdts, Costantino Mancusi, Mary J Roman, Mai Tone Lønnebakken, Elisa T Lee, Barbara V Howard, Richard B Devereux, Giovanni de Simone
At a given level of left ventricular (LV) systolic function, LV pump performance (assessed by stroke index [SVi]) may differ, depending on LV size. We evaluated whether low SVi may be considered a marker of risk for incident congestive heart failure (HF), independent of LV geometry and systolic function, assessed by ejection fraction (EF) or midwall fractional shortening (MFS), in a large population-based sample with normal EF. Clinical and echocardiographic data from the second Strong Heart Study (SHS) examination, including 2,885 American Indians (59 ± 8 years; 63% women) with normal EF (EF ≥51% in men and EF ≥55% in women) and without prevalent HF or significant valve disease, were analyzed...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156155/assessment-of-diastolic-dysfunction-arterial-stiffness-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-patients-with-acromegaly
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Güven Barış Cansu, Nusret Yılmaz, Atakan Yanıkoğlu, Sebahat Özdem, Aytül Belgi Yıldırım, Gültekin Süleymanlar, Hasan Ali Altunbaş
OBJECTIVE: Early diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, the most frequent cause of morbidity and mortality in acromegaly, may be an efficient approach to extending the lifespan of the affected patients. Therefore, it is crucial to determine any cardiovascular diseases in the subclinical period. The study objectives were to determine markers of subclinical atherosclerosis and asses heart structure and functioning. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional single-center study in 53 patients with acromegaly and 22 age- and sex-matched healthy individuals...
February 3, 2017: Endocrine Practice
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