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#1
Cheng Chen, Janet Wei, Ahmed AlBadri, Parham Zarrini, C Noel Bairey Merz
Angina has traditionally been thought to be caused by obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). However, a substantial number of patients with angina are found to not have obstructive CAD when undergoing coronary angiography. A significant proportion of these patients have coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD), characterized by heightened sensitivity to vasoconstrictor stimuli and limited microvascular vasodilator capacity. With the advent of non-invasive and invasive techniques, the coronary microvasculature has been more extensively studied in the past 2 decades...
November 29, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900969/proteinuria-graft-outcomes-and-cardiovascular-risk-among-kidney-transplant-recipients-in-a-south-african-public-hospital
#2
Aminu Muhammad Sakajiki, Sagren Naidoo, P Manga, M S Nazir, S Naicker
Proteinuria is a marker of poor long-term graft survival and an independent risk factor for total and cardiovascular mortality in the transplant population. We investigated the prevalence of proteinuria and its relationship with graft function and cardiovascular risk factors in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs). Adult KTRs at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital were recruited. Patients' records were reviewed for information on their posttransplant follow-up. Echocardiography and carotid Doppler were performed for the assessment of cardiac status and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), respectively...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898434/the-continuing-challenge-of-evaluating-diastolic-function-by-echocardiography-in-children-developing-concepts-and-newer-modalities
#3
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/27896454/venous-air-embolism-in-the-sitting-position-in-cranial-neurosurgery-incidence-and-severity-according-to-the-used-monitoring
#4
Franziska Günther, Paul Frank, Makoto Nakamura, Elvis Josef Hermann, Thomas Palmaers
BACKGROUND: There is an ongoing debate about the sitting position (SP) in neurosurgical patients. The SP provides a number of advantages as well as severe complications such as commonly concerning venous air embolism (VAE). The best monitoring system for the detection of VAE is still controversial. METHODS: In this retrospective analysis we compared 208 patients. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) or transthoracic Doppler (TTD) were used as monitoring devices to detect VAE; 101 cases were monitored with TEE and 107 with TTD...
November 28, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896244/adaptive-responses-of-cardiac-function-to-fetal-postural-change-as-gestational-age-increases
#5
Woo Jin Kim, Hye Jin Choi, Sun Young Yang, Boo Hae Koo, Ki Hoon Ahn, Geum Joon Cho, Soon Cheol Hong, Min-Jeong Oh, Hai-Joong Kim
OBJECTIVE: The cardiovascular system maintains homeostasis through a series of adaptive responses to physiological requirements. However, little is known about the adaptation of fetal cardiac function to gravity, according to gestational age. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the adaptive responses of cardiac function to postural changes, using Tei index measurements. METHODS: Fetal echocardiography and Doppler examination were performed on 114 women with vertex singleton pregnancies at 19 to 40 weeks' gestation...
November 2016: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894069/association-between-left-atrial-dilatation-and-invasive-hemodynamics-at-rest-and-during-exercise-in-asymptomatic-aortic-stenosis
#6
Nicolaj Lyhne Christensen, Jordi Sanchez Dahl, Rasmus Carter-Storch, Rine Bakkestrøm, Kurt Jensen, Flemming Hald Steffensen, Eva Vad Søndergaard, Lars Videbæk, Jacob Eifer Møller
BACKGROUND: Transition from an asymptomatic to symptomatic state in severe aortic stenosis is often difficult to assess. Identification of a morphological sign of increased hemodynamic load may be important in asymptomatic aortic stenosis to identify patients at risk. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty-nine patients with asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis (aortic valve area <1 cm(2), peak jet velocity >3.5 m/s) underwent exercise testing with simultaneous invasive hemodynamic monitoring and Doppler echocardiography...
October 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
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
#7
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/27888318/toward-improving-the-fetal-diagnosis-of-coarctation-of-the-aorta
#8
Meaghan Beattie, Shabnam Peyvandi, Suguna Ganesan, Anita Moon-Grady
Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is the most common ductal-dependent lesion missed on neonatal exam screening. Prenatal diagnosis of CoA improves outcomes through early initiation of prostaglandin. Fetal echocardiographic parameters including 2D and Doppler findings have been studied as predictive measures for fetal diagnosis of CoA, but diagnosis rates remain variable. A comprehensive set of predictor variables was applied to fetuses suspected of CoA to analyze which parameters were associated with postnatal CoA...
November 25, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882404/reduced-trans-mitral-a-wave-velocity-predicts-the-presence-of-wild-type-transthyretin-amyloidosis-in-elderly-patients-with-left-ventricular-hypertrophy
#9
Satoru Yamamura, Yasuhiro Izumiya, Toshifumi Ishida, Yoshiro Onoue, Yuichi Kimura, Shinsuke Hanatani, Satoshi Araki, Koichiro Fujisue, Daisuke Sueta, Hisanori Kanazawa, Seiji Takashio, Hiroki Usuku, Koichi Sugamura, Kenji Sakamoto, Eiichiro Yamamoto, Megumi Yamamuro, Hisayo Yasuda, Sunao Kojima, Koichi Kaikita, Seiji Hokimoto, Hisao Ogawa, Kenichi Tsujita
Wild-type transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTRwt) is often overlooked in elderly patients with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). Impaired atrial function, in addition to ventricular diastolic dysfunction, is one of the hallmarks of cardiac amyloidosis. Here, we assessed the hypothesis that atrial function evaluated by A-velocity in pulse Doppler echocardiography is useful to differentiate ATTRwt in elderly patients with LVH. We analyzed 133 consecutive patients who underwent tissue biopsy to rule out infiltrative cardiomyopathy in our institute...
November 23, 2016: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882155/clinical-value-of-diagnosing-aortico-left-ventricular-tunnel-by-echocardiography
#10
Manying Xie, Jiabao Yin, Qing Lv, Jing Wang
In order to assess the clinical value of echocardiography in the diagnosis of aortico-left ventricular tunnel (ALVT) the echocardiographic data and clinical manifestations of six patients with ALVT were analyzed in the present study. Based on the results, a comprehensive study was conducted regarding 147 cases from related documents. Six patients were confirmed with ALVT by surgery. The echocardiographic images of the patients revealed an abnormal communication beginning in the ascending aorta above the coronary arteries, bypassing the aortic valve, and ending in the left ventricle...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881171/assessment-of-left-atrial-mechanical-functions-and-atrial-electromechanical-delay-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-by-tissue-doppler-echocardiography
#11
Azza Z El Eraky, Nesrin M Handoka, Mona Sayed Ghaly, Samah Ismail Nasef, Nahed A Eldahshan, Ahmed M Ibrahim, Sherein Shalaby
BACKGROUND: Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a systemic chronic inflammatory disease. Studies using tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) for the evaluation of cardiac functions of children with JIA are limited. Thus, this study was conducted to evaluate Left ventricular function, left atrial mechanical functions and atrial electromechanical delay in JIA. METHODS: This study was carried out as a across sectional study. A total of 34 patients with active JIA and 34 controls were included...
November 24, 2016: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881009/late-cardiac-effect-of-anthracycline-therapy-in-physically-active-breast-cancer-survivors-a-prospective-study
#12
A C Nagy, P GulAcsi-BArdos, Z CserEp, L Hangody, T Forster
The late-onset cardiotoxic effect of anthracycline is known, however the early detection and prevention of subclinical myocardial damage has not been fully understood yet. Besides medical therapy regular physical activities may also play a role in the prevention and reduction of side effects of chemotherapy. The aim of our present study was to detect the effect of regular physical activities on the diastolic function and on the symptoms of late heart failure in case of anthracycline chemotherapy. The prospective study included 55 female patients (age 31-65 year, average 49...
November 24, 2016: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879282/sex-related-discordance-between-aortic-valve-calcification-and-hemodynamic-severity-of-aortic-stenosis-is-valvular-fibrosis-the-explanation
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Louis Simard, Nancy Côté, François Dagenais, Patrick Mathieu, Christian Couture, Sylvain Trahan, Yohan Bossé, Siamak Mohammadi, Sylvain Pagé, Philippe Joubert, Marie-Annick Clavel
RATIONALE: Calcific aortic stenosis (AS) is characterized by calcium deposition in valve leaflets. However, women present lower aortic valve calcification (AVC) loads than men for the same AS hemodynamic severity. OBJECTIVE: We thus aimed to assess sex-differences in aortic valve fibro-calcific remodelling. METHODS AND RESULTS: One hundred and twenty-five patients underwent Doppler-echocardiography and multidetector-computed-tomography within 3 months prior to aortic valve replacement...
November 22, 2016: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878803/tissue-doppler-echocardiography-detects-subclinical-left-ventricular-dysfunction-in-patients-undergoing-chemotherapy-for-colon-cancer-insights-from-oncoecho-multicenter-study
#14
Edyta Płońska-Gościniak, Monika Różewicz, Jarosław Kasprzak, Andrzej Wojtarowicz, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec, Tomasz Hryniewiecki, Piotr Pysz, Andrzej Kułach, Artur Bodys, Violetta Sulżyc, Wojciech Braksator, Andrzej Szyszka, Beata Zaborska, Adrianna Gościńska-Szmagała, Maciej Siński, Dariusz Kosior, Ilona Kowalik, Zbigniew Gąsior
I BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second most common cancer in women and the third in men in Poland. The role of chemotherapy (CTX) depends on stage of CRC: adjuvant CTX is a standard treatment in stage III and should also be considered in stage II with risk factors. AIM: The aim of the paper was to assess the cardiovascular consequences of CTX in CRC enrolled to the ONCOECHO multicenter study (2012 - 2014). To identify potential cardiotoxicity we focused on myocardial function, heart rhythm and conduction disorders and adverse cardiovascular events...
November 23, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878421/the-role-of-the-atrial-electromechanical-delay-in-predicting-atrial-fibrillation-in-beta-thalassemia-major-patients
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Anna Rago, Vincenzo Russo, Andrea Antonio Papa, Carmine Ciardiello, Bruno Pannone, Maria Carolina Mayer, Giovanni Cimmino, Gerardo Nigro
BACKGROUND: Paroxysmal atrial tachyarrhythmias frequently occur in beta-thalassemia major (β-TM) patients. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the atrial electromechanical delay (AEMD) in a large β-TM population with normal cardiac function and its relationship to atrial fibrillation (AF) onset. METHODS: Eighty β-TM patients (44 men, 36 women), with a mean age of 36.2 ± 11.1 years, and 80 healthy subjects used as controls, matched for age and gender, were studied for the occurrence of AF during a 5-year follow-up, through 30-day external loop recorder (ELR) monitoring performed every 6 months...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876281/post-transplant-surveillance-for-acute-rejection-and-allograft-vasculopathy-by-echocardiography-usefulness-of-myocardial-velocity-and-deformation-imaging
#16
Michael Dandel, Roland Hetzer
Diagnosing and monitoring acute rejection (AR) and cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) is essential for graft and transplant patient survival and, consequently, a major objective for heart transplant patient surveillance. Because functionally relevant CAV can arise and progress without clinical symptoms and sub-clinical ARs can facilitate the development of CAV, standard surveillance of AR and CAV includes routine endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) and coronary angiography (CA) screenings at pre-defined time intervals...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873127/radiotherapy-induced-global-and-regional-differences-in-early-stage-left-sided-versus-right-sided-breast-cancer-patients-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-study
#17
Suvi Sirkku Tuohinen, Tanja Skyttä, Tuija Poutanen, Heini Huhtala, Vesa Virtanen, Pirkko-Liisa Kellokumpu-Lehtinen, Pekka Raatikainen
Radiotherapy (RT) to the thoracic region increases late cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The impact of breast cancer laterality on cardiac function is largely unknown. The aim of this prospective study was to compare RT-induced changes in left-sided and right-sided breast cancer patients using speckle tracking echocardiography (STE). Sixty eligible patients with left-sided breast cancer and 20 with right-sided breast cancer without chemotherapy were evaluated prospectively before and early after RT. A comprehensive echocardiographic examination included three dimensional measurements and STE of the left ventricle (LV)...
November 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870973/transthoracic-doppler-echocardiography-compared-with-positron-emission-tomography-for-assessment-of-coronary-microvascular-dysfunction-the-ipower-study
#18
Marie Mide Michelsen, Naja Dam Mygind, Adam Pena, Rasmus Huan Olsen, Thomas Emil Christensen, Adam Ali Ghotbi, Philip Hasbak, Andreas Kjaer, Ida Gustafsson, Peter Riis Hansen, Henrik Steen Hansen, Nis Høst, Jens Kastrup, Eva Prescott
BACKGROUND: Coronary microvascular function can be assessed by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography as a coronary flow velocity reserve (TTDE CFVR) and by positron emission tomography as a myocardial blood flow reserve (PET MBFR). PET MBFR is regarded the noninvasive reference standard for measuring coronary microvascular function but has limited availability. We compared TTDE CFVR with PET MBFR in women with angina pectoris and no obstructive coronary artery disease and assessed repeatability of TTDE CFVR...
November 7, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867529/coexistence-of-apical-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-and-endomyocardial-fibrosis-with-calcification-diagnosis-using-multimodality-imaging
#19
Lakshmi Muthukumar, M Fuad Jan, Joseph Whitnah, A Jamil Tajik
A 48-year-old man from West Africa was evaluated for dyspnea. Echocardiography showed an echolucent mass at the left ventricular apex surrounded by a dense ridge of tissue, suggesting endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF). Doppler echocardiography showed restrictive hemodynamics and intramyocardial coronary blood flow at the hypertrophied apex, suggesting apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (ApHCM) with calcified thrombus. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging showed a thickened myocardium with apical cavity obliteration and endomyocardial calcification, and gadolinium contrast demonstrated marked bright subendocardial and diffuse patchy intramyocardial hyperenhancement in the hypertrophied apical wall segment, confirming coexistence of EMF and ApHCM...
December 2016: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865191/inverse-association-between-type-2-diabetes-and-aortic-root-dimension-in-hypertensive-patients
#20
Emilio Nardi, Giuseppe Mulè, Chiara Nardi, Giulio Geraci, Maurizio Averna
BACKGROUND: Some data support the concept that aortic root diameter (ARD) in hypertension may be regarded as a marker of subclinical organ damage. The impact of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) on cardiac structure and function is known, although the relationship between DM and ARD is not clear. The aim of our study was to evaluate the influence of DM on ARD in hypertensive patients. METHODS: We enrolled 1693 hypertensive patients (aged 63.7±9.6years). The population was divided into two groups: the first one with DM (n=747) and the second one without DM (n=946)...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
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