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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333219/clinical-utility-of-echocardiography-for-early-and-late-pulmonary-hypertension-in-preterm-infants-relation-with-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
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Yo Han Seo, Hee Joung Choi
Background: We evaluated early and late pulmonary hypertension (PH) in preterm infants and its relation with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Methods: Sixty-seven preterm infants < 30 weeks' gestation underwent echocardiography within 14 days after birth for early PH and over 28 days after birth for late PH. We measured tricuspid regurgitation (TR) peak velocity, pulse Doppler-derived myocardial performance index (MPI) of right ventricle (RV) (RV MPI), eccentricity index (EI), and tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE)...
December 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331221/mechanisms-of-changes-in-functional-mitral-regurgitation-by-preload-alterations
#2
Atsuko Furukawa, Yukio Abe, Kazato Ito, Shingo Hosogi, Katsuhito Yamamoto, Hiroshi Ito
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the mechanisms of acute changes in functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) by preload alterations. METHODS: Twenty-two consecutive patients with left ventricular ejection fraction <40% and at least mild FMR underwent transthoracic echocardiography. Passive leg lifting and sublingual administration of nitroglycerin were performed to alter preload. Mitral regurgitant volume (MRV) was assessed using the Doppler method. RESULTS: MRV changed in parallel with preload alterations...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330683/cardiac-function-during-weaning-failure-the-role-of-diastolic-dysfunction
#3
Ferran Roche-Campo, Alexandre Bedet, Emmanuel Vivier, Laurent Brochard, Armand Mekontso Dessap
BACKGROUND: Cardiac dysfunction is a common cause of weaning failure. Weaning shares some similarities with a cardiac stress test and may challenge active phases of the cardiac cycle-like ventricular contractility and relaxation. This study aimed at assessing systolic and diastolic function during the weaning process and scrutinizing their dynamics during weaning trials. METHODS: Echocardiography was performed during baseline ventilator settings to assess cardiac function at the initiation of the weaning process and at the start and the end of consecutive weaning trials (performed at day-1, day-2, and before extubation if applicable) to explore the evolution of left ventricle contractility and relaxation in a subset of patients...
January 9, 2018: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324489/comparing-methods-for-cardiac-output-intraoperatively-doppler-derived-cardiac-output-measured-with-3-dimensional-echocardiography-is-not-interchangeable-with-cardiac-output-by-pulmonary-catheter-thermodilution
#4
Karin Graeser, Mikhail Zemtsovski, Klaus F Kofoed, Matilde Winther-Jensen, Jens C Nilsson, Jesper Kjaergaard, Hasse Møller-Sørensen
BACKGROUND: Estimation of cardiac output (CO) is essential in the treatment of circulatory unstable patients. CO measured by pulmonary artery catheter thermodilution is considered the gold standard but carries a small risk of severe complications. Stroke volume and CO can be measured by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), which is widely used during cardiac surgery. We hypothesized that Doppler-derived CO by 3-dimensional (3D) TEE would agree well with CO measured with pulmonary artery catheter thermodilution as a reference method based on accurate measurements of the cross-sectional area of the left ventricular outflow tract...
January 9, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321822/pursuing-meaningful-end-points-for-stem-cell-therapy-assessment-in-ischemic-cardiac-disease
#5
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Maria Dorobantu, Nicoleta-Monica Popa-Fotea, Mihaela Popa, Iulia Rusu, Miruna Mihaela Micheu
Despite optimal interventional and medical therapy, ischemic heart disease is still an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although not included in standard of care rehabilitation, stem cell therapy (SCT) could be a solution for prompting cardiac regeneration. Multiple studies have been published from the beginning of SCT until now, but overall no unanimous conclusion could be drawn in part due to the lack of appropriate end-points. In order to appreciate the impact of SCT, multiple markers from different categories should be considered: Structural, biological, functional, physiological, but also major adverse cardiac events or quality of life...
December 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318795/isoflurane-s-effect-on-intraoperative-systolic-left-ventricular-performance-in-cardiac-valve-surgery-patients
#6
Ju Deok Kim, Ilsoon Son, Won Kyoung Kwon, Tae Yun Sung, Hanafi Sidik, Karam Kim, Hyun Kang, Jiyon Bang, Gwi Eun Yeo, Dong Kyu Lee, Tae Yop Kim
BACKGROUND: Isoflurane, a common anesthetic for cardiac surgery, reduced myocardial contractility in many experimental studies, few studies have determined isoflurane's direct impact on the left ventricular (LV) contractile function during cardiac surgery. We determined whether isoflurane dose-dependently reduces the peak systolic velocity of the lateral mitral annulus in tissue Doppler imaging (S') in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: During isoflurane-supplemented remifentanil-based anesthesia for patients undergoing cardiac surgery with preoperative LV ejection fraction greater than 50% (n = 20), we analyzed the changes of S' at each isoflurane dose increment (1...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316158/reduced-stroke-distance-of-the-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-is-independently-associated-with-long-term-mortality-in%C3%A2-patients-hospitalized-due-to-heart-failure
#7
You Zhong, Qays Almodares, JieFu Yang, Fang Wang, Michael Fu, Magnus C Johansson
PURPOSE: Reduced blood circulation is an important feature of heart failure, and Doppler stroke distance of the left ventricular outflow tract is a measure of forward stroke volume. Several echocardiographic parameters have known prognostic implications in heart failure, but the prognostic implications of stroke distance in relation to other parameters are insufficiently known. The aim was therefore to test the hypothesis that stroke distance is associated with five-year all-cause mortality, independently of other echocardiography variables, and that stroke distance has added long-term prognostic value...
January 9, 2018: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312868/aortic-stiffness-is-increased-in-patients-with-hypereosinophilic-syndrome-being-in-early-necrotic-phase
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Attila Nemes, Imelda Marton, Péter Domsik, Anita Kalapos, Éva Pósfai, Szabolcs Modok, Zita Borbényi, Tamás Forster
Background: Persistent eosinophilia and eosinophil-mediated single- or multiple-organ damage are typical features of hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES). Theoretically, eosinophilic infiltration of the ascending aortic wall could not be excluded in HES, therefore the present study aimed to test whether HES is associated with abnormalities in aortic elastic properties. Methods: The present study comprised 10 HES patients (mean age: 57.6±10.1 years, 5 males) without known cardiovascular disease, their results were compared to 19 age-, gender- and risk factor-matched controls (59...
December 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310958/increased-left-ventricular-filling-pressure-and-arterial-occlusion-in-stroke-related-to-atrial-fibrillation
#9
Wi-Sun Ryu, Eun-Kee Bae, Soo-Hyun Park, Sang-Wuk Jeong, Dawid Schellingerhout, Matthias Nahrendorf, Dong-Eog Kim
BACKGROUND: We investigated whether left ventricular filling pressure is associated with arterial occlusion in patients with ischemic stroke related to atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: Ninety-nine patients with AF-related stroke were included. Left ventricular filling pressure was assessed by E (early mitral inflow velocity)/e' (early diastolic velocity of the mitral valve annulus velocity) ratio based on tissue Doppler echocardiography. Arterial occlusion was evaluated by computed tomography or magnetic resonance angiography...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310672/3d-vena-contracta-area-after-mitraclip%C3%A2-procedure-precise-quantification-of-residual-mitral-regurgitation-and-identification-of-prognostic-information
#10
Alexander Dietl, Christine Prieschenk, Franziska Eckert, Christoph Birner, Andreas Luchner, Lars S Maier, Stefan Buchner
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR) is increasingly performed in patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR). Post-procedural MR grading is challenging and an unsettled issue. We hypothesised that the direct planimetry of vena contracta area (VCA) by 3D-transoesophageal echocardiography allows quantifying post-procedural MR and implies further prognostic relevance missed by the usual ordinal scale (grade I-IV). METHODS: Based on a single-centre PMVR registry containing 102 patients, the association of VCA reduction and patients' functional capacity measured as six-minute walk distance (6 MW) was evaluated...
January 9, 2018: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306590/new-definition-criteria-of-myocardial-dysfunction-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-a-speckle-tracking-and-tissue-doppler-imaging-study
#11
Roxana Cristina Rimbaş, Sorina Mihăilă Baldea, Ruxandra Drăgoi Galrinho Antunes Guerra, Simona Ionela Visoiu, Mihai Rimbaş, Corina Silvia Pop, Dragoş Vinereanu
There are no clear recommendations regarding cirrhotic cardiomyopathy (CC) evaluation in patients with pre-transplant liver cirrhosis. The roles of new methods, tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) and speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) in the diagnosis and prognosis of cirrhotic cardiomyopathy remain controversial. We investigated the utility of TDI/STE parameters in cirrhotic cardiomyopathy diagnosis and also in predicting mortality in patients with liver cirrhosis. Left/right ventricular function was studied using conventional TDI (velocities) and STE (strain/strain rate)...
January 3, 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305036/right-ventricular-structure-and-function-in-the-veteran-ultramarathon-runner-is-there-evidence-for-chronic-maladaptation
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Oliver Rothwell, Keith George, John Somauroo, Rachel Lord, Mike Stembridge, Rob Shave, Martin D Hoffman, Mathew Wilson, Euan Ashley, Francois Haddad, Thijs M H Eijsvogels, David Oxborough
BACKGROUND: It has been proposed that chronic exposure to prolonged strenuous exercise may result in maladaptation of the right ventricle (RV). The of this study aim was to establish RV structure and function, including septal insertion points, using conventional echocardiography and myocardial strain (ε) imaging in a veteran population of ultramarathon runners (UR) and age- and sex-matched controls. METHODS: A retrospective study design provided 40 UR (>35 years old; mean ± SD training experience, 18 ± 12 years) and 24 sedentary controls who had previously undergone conventional two-dimensional, tissue Doppler and speckle-tracking echocardiography to measure RV size and function...
January 3, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300883/left-atrial-function-to-identify-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-at-high-risk-of-stroke-new-insights-from-a-large-registry
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Melissa Leung, Philippe J van Rosendael, Rachid Abou, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Dominic Y Leung, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax
Aims: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an independent risk factor for ischaemic stroke. The CHA2DS2-VASc is the most widely used risk stratification model; however, echocardiographic refinement may be useful, particularly in low risk AF patients. The present study examined the association between advanced echocardiographic parameters and ischaemic stroke, independent of CHA2DS2-VASc score. Methods and results: One thousand, three hundred and sixty-one patients (mean age 65±12 years, 74% males) with first diagnosis of AF and baseline transthoracic echocardiogram were followed by chart review for the occurrence of stroke over a mean of 7...
December 28, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290484/pulsed-wave-doppler-recordings-in-the-proximal-descending-aorta-in-patients-with-chronic-aortic-regurgitation-insights-from-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
#14
Odd Bech-Hanssen, Christian L Polte, Frida Svensson, Åse A Johnsson, Kerstin M Lagerstrand, Ulf Cederbom, Sinsia A Gao
BACKGROUND: The pulsed-wave Doppler recording in the descending aorta (PWDDAO) is one of the parameters used in grading aortic regurgitation (AR) severity. The aim of the present study was to investigate the assessment of chronic AR by PWDDAO with insights from cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). METHODS: This prospective study comprised 40 patients investigated with echocardiography and CMR within 4 hours either prior to valve surgery (n = 23) or as part of their follow-up (n = 17) due to moderate or severe AR...
December 29, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290381/a-comparison-of-the-strain-and-tissue-doppler-based-indices-as-echocardiographic-correlates-of-the-left-ventricular-filling-pressures
#15
Rohan Magoon, Vishwas Malik, Arindam Choudhury, Sandeep Chauhan, Milind P Hote, Sivasubramanian Ramakrishnan, Vishwajeet Singh
OBJECTIVES: Diastolic strain and strain rate, combined with E (peak transmitral velocity), have been proposed as novel noninvasive predictors of left ventricle (LV) filling pressures, avoiding angulation errors inherent to tissue Doppler indices (TDI). The primary objective was to study the correlation of strain-based indices (SBI) and TDI with pulmonary artery catheter-derived LV end-diastolic pressures (LVEDP). The secondary aim was to determine appropriate cut-off of indices to predict LVEDP ≥15 mmHg...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287600/pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-a-patient-treated-with-dasatinib-a-case-report
#16
Andris Skride, Matiss Sablinskis, Kristaps Sablinskis, Krista Lesina, Aivars Lejnieks, Sandra Lejniece
BACKGROUND: There have been several reports on dasatinib-induced reversible pulmonary hypertension. This is the first reported case in Latvia; the patient did not discontinue the drug after the first adverse effects in the form of pleural effusions, which we speculate led only to partial reversion of the disease. CASE PRESENTATION: A 67-year-old white man with chronic myelogenous leukemia was treated with the dual Src and BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitor dasatinib...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287138/4d-fetal-echocardiography-an-update
#17
Greggory R DeVore, Gary Satou, Mark Sklansky
With the introduction of the electronic 4-dimensional and spatial-temporal image Correlation (e-STIC), it is now possible to obtain large volume datasets of the fetal heart that are virtually free of artifact. This allows the examiner to use a number of imaging modalities when recording the volumes that include two-dimensional real time, power and color Doppler, and B-flow images. Once the volumes are obtained, manipulation of the volume dataset allows the examiner to recreate views of the fetal heart that enable examination of cardiac anatomy...
December 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287130/a-brief-history-of-fetal-echocardiography-and-its-impact-on-the-management-of-congenital-heart-disease
#18
Dev Maulik, Navin C Nanda, Devika Maulik, Gustavo Vilchez
Congenital heart disease (CHD), the most common congenital malformation, is associated with adverse outcome. Development of fetal echocardiography has made prenatal diagnosis of CHD a reality, and in the process revolutionized its management. This historical review briefly narrates this development over the decades focusing on the emergence of the primary modalities of fetal echocardiography comprised of the time-motion mode, two-dimensional B-mode, spectral Doppler, color Doppler, and three- and four-dimensional cardiac imaging...
December 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280530/relationship-between-qrs-measurements-and-left-ventricular-morphology-and-function-in-asymptomatic-individuals
#19
Federico Vancheri, Sergio Vancheri, Michael Henein
BACKGROUND AND AIM: QRS amplitude and duration are associated with increased left ventricular (LV) volume, mass and dysfunction. However, the diagnostic concordance between QRS measurements and LV morphology and function, as shown by Doppler echocardiography, is not well established. We investigated the relationships of QRS duration and amplitude with echocardiographic measurements of LV morphology and systolic and diastolic function in normal individuals. METHODS: Individuals without signs or symptoms of coronary artery disease or heart failure, who underwent clinical examination as a part of a cross-sectional survey for the prevalence of coronary risk factors, randomly selected from the population list in Caltanissetta, Italy, were included in the study...
December 27, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276556/atrial-fibrillation-predictors-on-mobile-cardiac-telemetry-in-cryptogenic-ischemic-stroke
#20
Omar Kass-Hout, Tareq Kass-Hout, Ankit Parikh, Michael Hoskins, Stephen D Clements, Srikant Rangaraju, Ali Reza Noorian, Lauren Ayala, Debra Blanke, Laura Bamford, Aaron Anderson, Samir Belagaje, Manuel Yepes, Michael Frankel, Fadi Nahab
Background and Purpose: The objective of our study was to evaluate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and echocardiographic characteristics that would identify patients with cryptogenic ischemic stroke (IS) and transient ischemic attack (TIA) who subsequently developed paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) on mobile cardiac outpatient telemetry (MCOT). Methods: All patients with cryptogenic IS or TIA seen at the Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown from January 1, 2009, to June 30, 2013, who underwent MCOT were included in this analysis...
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