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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545116/n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-in-amniotic-fluid-of-fetuses-with-known-or-suspected-cardiac-load
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Christina Leufgen, Ulrich Gembruch, Birgit Stoffel-Wagner, Rolf Fimmers, Waltraut M Merz
BACKGROUND: Myocardial dysfunction occurs in a variety of fetal disorders. Findings from adult cardiology, where n-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (nt-proBNP) is an established biomarker of left ventricular dysfunction have been extended to fetal life. Since fetal blood sampling is technically challenging we investigated amniotic fluid nt-proBNP for its suitability to diagnose fetal myocardial dysfunction. METHODS: Ultrasound, Doppler examination and echocardiography was applied to classify cases and controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544841/transcatheter-valve-in-valve-implantation-failing-tricuspid-bioprosthesis-in-a-patient-with-ebstein%C3%A2-s-anomaly
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Pedro A Villablanca, Aman M Shah, David F Briceno, Ali N Zaidi, Mei Chau, Mario J Garcia, David Slovut, Cynthia Taub
Transcatheter valve-in-valve (VIV) implantation has been recently proposed as an alternative to surgical reoperative aortic valve replacement in patients with a failing aortic bioprosthesis. Experience with transcatheter VIV implantation at other valve positions is very limited. Herein is reported the case of an 18-year-old man with Ebstein's anomaly and severe tricuspid valve (TV) regurgitation status after bioprosthetic valve replacement, who developed new dyspnea on exertion three years after the initial valve replacement...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544830/assessment-of-contributors-of-aortopathy-and-subclinical-left-ventricular-dysfunction-in-normally-functioning-bicuspid-aortic-valves
#3
Kamil Tuluce, Selcen Yakar Tuluce, Ersin Cagri Simsek, Serdar Bayata, Cem Nazli
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) function and the dimensions of aortic valves from normally functioning bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) patients were compared with those of healthy control patients. A comparison between patients with antero-posterior BAV (BAV-AP) or right-left BAV (BAV-RL) was also performed, and the determinants of aortopathy and LV function were investigated. METHODS: Sixty-eight patients with aortic velocities <2 m/s and trivial or mild aortic regurgitation were included in the study...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542926/effect-of-spironolactone-on-exercise-tolerance-and-arterial-function-in-older-adults-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
#4
Bharathi Upadhya, William G Hundley, Peter H Brubaker, Timothy M Morgan, Kathryn P Stewart, Dalane W Kitzman
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of an aldosterone antagonist on exercise intolerance in older adults with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). DESIGN: Randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial. SETTING: Academic medical center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. PARTICIPANTS: Older adults (N = 80, aged 71 ± 1; 80% female) with stable compensated HFpEF and controlled blood pressure (BP)...
May 19, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541599/improvement-of-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-and-left-heart-morphology-in-young-women-with-morbid-obesity-six-months-after-bariatric-surgery
#5
Katarzyna Kurnicka, Justyna Domienik-Karłowicz, Barbara Lichodziejewska, Maksymilian Bielecki, Marta Kozłowska, Sylwia Goliszek, Olga Dzikowska-Diduch, Wojciech Lisik, Maciej Kosieradzki, Piotr Pruszczyk
BACKGROUND: Obesity contributes to left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) and may lead to diastolic heart failure. Weight loss (WL) after bariatric surgery (BS) may influence LV morphology and function. Using echocardiography, this study assessed the effect of WL on LV diastolic function (LVDF) and LV and left atrium (LA) morphology 6 months after BS in young women with morbid obesity. METHODS: Echocardiography was performed in 60 women with BMI ≥ 40kg/m², aged 37...
May 25, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532199/determination-of-the-fetal-myocardial-performance-index-in-women-with-gestational-impaired-glucose-tolerance-and-to-assess-whether-this-parameter-is-a-possible-prognostic-indicator-of-adverse-fetal-outcome
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Ismail Bhorat, Morgan Pillay, Tarylee Reddy
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate if the myocardial performance index (MPI) is altered in fetuses in women with gestational impaired glucose tolerance (GIGT), controlled on diet and whether this parameter is also predictive of adverse outcome in this group, as in poorly controlled gestational diabetes. METHOD: In a prospective cross-sectional study thirty two women with gestational impaired glucose tolerance on diet in the 3(rd) trimester were recruited and matched with 32 women with normal pregnancies (control group)...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530211/-pulse-wave-velocity-as-an-early-marker-of-diastolic-heart-failure-in-patients-with-hypertension
#7
Beata Moczulska, Monika Kubiak, Anna Bryczkowska, Ewa Malinowska
According to the WHO, hypertension is one of the major causes of death worldwide. It leads to a number of severe complications. Diastolic heart failure, that is heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF), is especially common. New, but simple, indices for the early detection of patients who have not yet developed complications or are in their early developmental stages are still searched for. AIM: The aim of this study is to examine the correlation between pulse wave velocity (PWV) and markers of diastolic heart failure (DHF) assessed in echocardiography in patients with hypertension and no symptoms of heart failure...
April 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528655/pulmonary-flow-as-an-improved-method-for-determining-cardiac-output-in-mice-after-myocardial-infarction
#8
Mathew J Platt, Jason S Huber, Keith R Brunt, Jeremy A Simpson
BACKGROUND: Echocardiography is a valuable noninvasive technique to estimate cardiac output (CO) from the left ventricle (LV) not only in clinical practice but also in small-animal experiments. CO is used to grade cardiac function and is especially important when investigating cardiac injury (e.g., myocardial infarction [MI]). Critically, MI deforms the LV, invalidating the assumptions fundamental to calculating of cardiac volumes directly from the LV. Thus, the purpose of this study was to determine if Doppler-derived blood flow through the pulmonary trunk (pulmonary flow [PF]) was an improved method over conventional LV-dependent echocardiography to accurately determine CO after MI...
June 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527022/comparison-of-echocardiographic-parameters-to-assess-right-ventricular-function-in-pulmonary-hypertension
#9
Hirohisa Amano, Shichiro Abe, Suguru Hirose, Ryutaro Waku, Taiki Masuyama, Masashi Sakuma, Shigeru Toyoda, Isao Taguchi, Teruo Inoue, Chuwa Tei
Although measurement of right ventricular ejection fraction (RVEF) may be relevant for evaluation of therapeutic efficacy and/or prognosis in patients with pulmonary hypertension, RVEF obtained by echocardiography has limited accuracy. In contrast, radionuclide and/or magnetic resonance imaging can measure RVEF more reliably. In this study, we investigated the relationship between RVEF measured by radionuclide angiography and the echocardiographic parameters that are recommended by the American Society of Echocardiography as representative of right heart function...
May 19, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522095/the-reduction-of-central-sleep-apnoea-severity-in-the-left-lateral-position-is-not-due-to-an-improvement-in-cardiac-haemodynamics-in%C3%A2-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
#10
Egidio Traversi, Davide Rossi, Roberto Maestri, Francesca Olmetti, Maria Teresa La Rovere, Gian Domenico Pinna
OBJECTIVE: The severity of central sleep apnoea (CSA), a common comorbidity in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and reduced ejection fraction, markedly decreases from the supine to the lateral sleeping position, with no difference between the left and right positions. The mechanisms responsible for this beneficial effect have not yet been elucidated. METHODS: We tested the hypothesis that CSA attenuation in the left lateral position is due, at least in part, to an improvement in cardiac haemodynamics...
June 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517026/impact-of-severe-tricuspid-regurgitation-on-accuracy-of-systolic-pulmonary-arterial-pressure-measured-by-doppler-echocardiography-analysis-in-an-unselected-patient-population
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Beini Fei, Ting Fan, Ling Zhao, Xiaoli Pei, Xianhong Shu, Xiaoyan Fang, Leilei Cheng
Pulmonary arterial pressure is an important index in cardiovascular disorders, especially for pulmonary hypertension (PH). Doppler echocardiography (DE) is widely used as a noninvasive method to assess pulmonary arterial pressure. However, recent studies have found several hemodynamic factors that affect its accuracy in estimating systolic pulmonary arterial pressure (sPAP). But the effect of tricuspid regurgitation (TR) has not been investigated. Therefore, our study is aimed to determine whether the severity of TR will affect the accuracy of sPAP measured by DE in an unselected patient population...
May 18, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514395/-impact-of-shock-wave-therapy-on-the-clinical-and-functional-status-of-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease
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S T Matskeplishvili, B M Borbodoeva, E U Asymbekova, A Z Rakhimov, N K Akhmedyarova, K B Kataeva, Yu I Buziashvili
AIM: To study of the impact of shock-wave therapy (SWT) on the functional status of patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Thirty-four CHD patients (including 33 men) with left ventricular (LV) asynergic segments, as evidenced by echocardiography (EchoCG), were examined. Their mean age was 60.1±1.76 years. All the patients received a SWT cycle according to the standard scheme. The patient examination protocol involved EchoCG, dobutamine EchoCG, treadmill exercise EchoCG, and tissue Doppler EchoCG, which were performed at baseline, immediately and one month after the end of a SWT cycle...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511860/first-trimester-fetal-echocardiography-identification-of-cardiac-structures-for-screening-from-6-to-13%C3%A2-weeks-gestational-age
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Darren Hutchinson, Angela McBrien, Lisa Howley, Yuka Yamamoto, Priya Sekar, Tarek Motan, Venu Jain, Winnie Savard, Lisa K Hornberger
BACKGROUND: Early fetal echocardiography (FE), performed at 12 to 16 weeks' gestational age (GA), can be used to screen for fetal heart disease akin to that routinely performed in the second trimester. The efficacy of FE at earlier GAs has not been as well explored, particularly with recent advances in ultrasound technology. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of early FE in assessing fetal heart structure, and the added benefit of color Doppler (CD), from as early as 6 weeks through to 13(+6) weeks' GA...
May 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507438/pulmonary-hypertension-in-nigerian-adults-with-sickle-cell-anemia
#14
Valentine N Amadi, Michael O Balogun, Norah O Akinola, Rasaaq A Adebayo, Anthony O Akintomide
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is the commonest hemoglobinopathy and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is reported to play a significant role in this regard. There is very limited literature on PH in SCA in Nigeria. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of Doppler-derived PH in SCA, assess its influence on exercise capacity, and determine the correlates and predictors of measures of estimated pulmonary pressure...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506387/effects-of-atorvastatin-treatment-on-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-the-alevent-clinical-trial
#15
Cho-Kai Wu, Chih-Fan Yeh, Jiun-Yang Chiang, Ting-Tse Lin, Yi-Fan Wu, Chih-Kang Chiang, Tze-Wah Kao, Kuan-Yu Hung, Jenq-Wen Huang
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) is common among patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). Increased levels of inflammatory biomarkers, such as high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, predict the development of LVDD. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that PD patients with elevated high-sensitivity C-reactive protein levels might benefit from statin treatment for LVDD and designed a randomized clinical trial to prove the hypothesis. METHODS: We screened 213 PD patients and randomly assigned 32 men and women with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels <130 mg/dL, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein levels of ≥1...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505975/reduced-cardiovascular-functions-in%C3%A2-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease
#16
Wang-Sheng Jin, Xian-Le Bu, Ye-Ran Wang, Ling Li, Wei-Wei Li, Yu-Hui Liu, Chi Zhu, Xiu-Qing Yao, Yang Chen, Chang-Yue Gao, Tao Zhang, Chang-Yue Gao, Hua-Dong Zhou, Fan Zeng, Yan-Jiang Wang
Previous studies have suggested that cardiovascular functions might play a critical role in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathogenesis. However, the relationship among heart function, blood flow of cerebral vessels, and AD remains unclear. In the present study, AD patients (n = 34) and age- and gender-matched cognitively normal controls (n = 34) were recruited. Comorbidity information was collected. The ejection fraction was measured using echocardiography, and the mean velocity, pulsatility index (PI), and resistance index (RI) of the basilar artery (BA), left terminal internal carotid artery (LTICA), and right terminal internal carotid artery (RTICA) were measured using transcranial Doppler...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502268/comparison-of-two-dimensional-and-three-dimensional-echocardiographic-strain-in-children-with-chd
#17
Bethany L Wisotzkey, Brian D Soriano, Sujatha Buddhe
BACKGROUND: In CHD, three-dimensional strain analysis may overcome limitations of Doppler and two-dimensional strain of the left ventricle. The aims of this study were to evaluate feasibility and reproducibility of three-dimensional longitudinal, circumferential, and radial systolic strain by three-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography compared with two-dimensional echocardiography. METHODS: Patients with CHD, biventricular circulation with a systemic left ventricle, and who had two- and three-dimensional imaging performed on the same day from 2010 to 2014 were included...
May 15, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502137/angiopoietin-2-as-a-biomarker-for-echocardiographic-abnormalities-and-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
#18
Hanan Omar, Ahmed Tageldien Abdellah, Housseini Abdalla, Samah Ismail Nasef, Hamdy Omar
Atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are increasingly recognised complications of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Angiopoietin 2 (Ang-2) levels have been associated with clinically overt CVD in general population; we assessed serum Ang-2 levels and its correlation with Echocardiographic abnormalities and carotid intima-media thickness in RA patients. 44 RA patients without clinically overt CVD and 44 healthy controls were assessed by questionnaire and clinical examination. Disease activity score (DAS-28) was calculated...
June 2016: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499672/association-of-elevated-pulmonary-artery-systolic-pressure-with-stroke-and-systemic-embolic-events-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Keigo Kanbayashi, Yuichiro Minami, Shintaro Haruki, Ryozo Maeda, Ryosuke Itani, Kyomi Ashihara, Nobuhisa Hagiwara
BACKGROUND: Echocardiographically estimated pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) is a non-invasive widely available method that is used to estimate pulmonary arterial pressure. Although elevated PASP predicts mortality in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), the relationship between PASP and embolic events is unclear. This study aimed to determine whether elevated PASP is associated with stroke and systemic embolic events in a tertiary referral HCM cohort. METHODS: This study included 374 clinically diagnosed patients with HCM...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497844/echocardiographic-evaluation-of-right-ventricular-systolic-function-the-traditional-and-innovative-approach
#20
Dorota Smolarek, Marcin Gruchała, Wojciech Sobiczewski
Estimation of right ventricular (RV) performance still remains technically challenging due to its anatomical and functional distinctiveness. The current guidelines for the echocardiographic quantification of RV function recommend using multiple indices to describe the RV in a thorough and comprehensive manner, such as RV index of myocardial performance, tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion, fractional area change, Doppler tissue imaging-derived tricuspid lateral annular systolic velocity (S'-wave), three-dimensional RV ejection fraction (3D RVEF), longitudinal strain (RVLS)/strain rate by speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE)...
May 12, 2017: Cardiology Journal
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