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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637305/left-atrial-structure-and-function-in-cardiac-amyloidosis
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Kotaro Nochioka, Candida Cristina Quarta, Brian Claggett, Gabriela Querejeta Roca, Claudio Rapezzi, Rodney H Falk, Scott D Solomon
Aims: Although cardiac amyloidosis (CA) is characterized by significant left atrial (LA) dilatation, the characteristics of LA function remain to be fully investigated. Methods and results: We assessed LA function by speckle-tracking echocardiography in 124 patients with CA and sinus rhythm: 68 with light chain (AL), 29 with mutant (ATTRm), 27 with wild-type (ATTRwt) transthyretin amyloidosis. Conventional and strain-derived parameters, including LA peak longitudinal strain (LS) and strain rate (peak LSR: reservoir function; early LSR: conduit function; late LSR: active function), were assessed compared between CA patients and 20 healthy controls of similar age and gender...
June 16, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636525/prognostic-significance-of-improvement-in-right-ventricular-systolic-function-during-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
#2
Frederik Helsen, Alexander Van De Bruaene, Charlien Gabriels, Mathias Claeys, Els Troost, Gábor Vörös, Rik Willems, Jens-Uwe Voigt, Werner Budts
Objectives There is conflicting evidence concerning the role of right ventricular (RV) systolic dysfunction in the long-term clinical outcome after cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). Therefore we aimed to assess evolution of RV systolic function during CRT, covariates associated with its improvement, and its impact on outcome. Methods and results All CRT device implantations (Jan 2009-Dec 2011) in our institution were reviewed. Records of 69 patients (25% female, mean age 62.8 ± 9.2 years, mean left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction 27 ± 8%) were analyzed...
March 31, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634521/a-review-of-echocardiograms-in-hypertensive-patients-greater-than-60-years-in-a-community-based-family-medicine-program
#3
Shideh Doroudi, Michael D DeLisi, Vincent A DeBari
Background: Heart disease as a result of Hypertension is known to occur. Anatomical and functional changes of the heart can easily be detected by echocardiography, which is a safe and readily available study. Objectives: The aims of this study were to evaluate the prevalence of common echocardiographic changes in chronic hypertensive patients and to compare these changes in male and female populations. Design/methods: The study was a community-based cross-sectional study, on 227 hypertensive patients, 60 years and older, seen in St...
January 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631207/qrs-width-as-a-predictor-of-right-ventricular-remodeling-after-percutaneous-pulmonary-valve-implantation
#4
C Paech, I Dähnert, F T Riede, R Wagner, T Kister, K Nieschke, F Wagner, R A Gebauer
Recent data showed a right ventricular dyssynchrony in patients with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) has become an important procedure to treat a pulmonary stenosis and/or regurgitation of the right ventricular outflow tract in these patients. Despite providing good results, there is still a considerable number of nonresponders to PPVI. The authors speculated that electrical dysfunction of the right ventricle plays an underestimated role in the outcome of patients after PPVI...
June 19, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626146/mitral-valve-structure-in-addition-to-myocardial-viability-determines-the-outcome-of-functional-mitral-regurgitation-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
#5
Shohei Yoshida, Satsuki Fukushima, Shigeru Miyagawa, Teruya Nakamura, Yasushi Yoshikawa, Hiroki Hata, Shunsuke Saito, Daisuke Yoshioka, Keitaro Domae, Noriyuki Kashiyama, Kouji Yamamoto, Ayumi Shintani, Satoshi Nakatani, Koichi Toda, Yoshiki Sawa
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) reduces functional mitral regurgitation (MR) associated with ischemic heart disease, although the predictive factors or mechanisms of reversibility of functional MR after CABG are not fully understood.We investigated whether mitral valve structure is associated with the outcome of functional MR after CABG.Methods and Results:From a consecutive series of 98 patients with mild-moderate functional MR preoperatively who underwent isolated CABG, we enrolled 66 patients who were followed up for >1 year postoperatively using echocardiography...
June 16, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625371/cardiovascular-events-and-hospital-resource-utilization-pre-and-post-transcatheter-mitral-valve-repair-in-high-surgical-risk-patients
#6
Sreekanth Vemulapalli, Steven J Lippmann, Mitchell Krucoff, Adrian F Hernandez, Lesley H Curtis, Elyse Foster, Atif Qasim, Andrew Wang, Donald D Glower, Ted Feldman, Bradley G Hammill
MitraClip is an approved therapy for mitral regurgitation (MR); however, health care resource utilization pre- and post-MitraClip remains understudied. METHODS: Patients with functional and degenerative MR at high surgical risk in the EVEREST II High-Risk Registry and REALISM Continued-Access Study were linked to Medicare data. Pre- and post-MitraClip all-cause death, stroke, myocardial infarction, heart failure (HF), and bleeding hospitalizations were identified. Inpatient costs, adjusted to 2010 US dollars, were calculated, and event rate ratios and cost ratios were estimated with multivariable modeling...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624411/incremental-prognostic-utility-of-left-ventricular-global-longitudinal-strain-in-asymptomatic-patients-with-significant-chronic-aortic-regurgitation-and-preserved-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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Alaa Alashi, Amgad Mentias, Amjad Abdallah, Ke Feng, A Marc Gillinov, L Leonardo Rodriguez, Douglas R Johnston, Lars G Svensson, Zoran B Popovic, Brian P Griffin, Milind Y Desai
OBJECTIVES: We sought to examine the prognostic utility of left ventricular (LV) global longitudinal strain (GLS) in asymptomatic patients with ≥III+ aortic regurgitation (AR), an indexed LV end-systolic dimension of <2.5 cm/m(2), and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). BACKGROUND: Management of asymptomatic patients with severe chronic AR and preserved LVEF is challenging and is typically based on LV dimensions. METHODS: We studied 1,063 such patients (53 ± 16 years; 77% men) seen between 2003 and 2010 (excluding those with symptoms, obstructive coronary artery disease, acute AR/dissection, aortic/mitral stenosis, more than moderate mitral regurgitation, and previous cardiac surgery)...
June 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622796/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-indices-reflecting-pulmonary-regurgitation-burden-after-tetralogy-of-fallot-repair
#8
A A Sakrana, S A Al-Zubaidi, M M Nasr, E M Helmy, S S Al Ghamdi, M E Tahlawi
AIM: To investigate cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR)-derived parameters to determine a convenient index reflecting the degree of pulmonary regurgitation (PR) after Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) repair. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-three patients (age at CMR study, 23.6 [10.2-34.7] years, 55.6% male) underwent CMR after TOF repair. PR was quantified using ventricular stroke volume difference and phase-contrast mapping of the main pulmonary artery flow. In both approaches, the PRV index (PRVI) and the PR fraction (PRF) were calculated and correlated to the right ventricle end-diastolic volume index (RVEDVI) and the right ventricle end-systolic volume index (RVESVI)...
June 13, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614263/misdiagnosed-anomalous-left-coronary-artery-from-the-pulmonary-artery-as-endocardial-fibroelastosis-in-infancy-a-case-series
#9
Fan Ma, Kaiyu Zhou, Xiaoqing Shi, Xiaoqing Wang, Yi Zhang, Yifei Li, Yimin Hua, Chuan Wang
INTRODUCTION: Anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare but severe congenital cardiac malformation. The prognosis mainly depends on the early and accurate diagnosis and treatment. However, without a typical and specific clinical manifestation in early stage, ALCAPA has a higher rate of false initial diagnosis. DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURE: Three infants with impaired left ventricle (LV) function, LV enlargement, mitral valve regurgitation (MR), and LV endocardium thickness were initially diagnosed as endocardial fibroelastosis (EFE)...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600094/cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-for-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Amole Ojo, Sohaib Tariq, Prakash Harikrishnan, Sei Iwai, Jason T Jacobson
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has emerged as a valued nonpharmacologic therapy in patients with heart failure, reduced ejection fraction (EF), and ventricular dyssynchrony manifest as left bundle branch block. The mechanisms of benefit include remodeling of the left ventricle leading to decreased dimensions and increased EF, as well as a decrease in the severity of mitral regurgitation. This article reviews the rationale, effects, and indications for CRT, and discusses the patient characteristics that predict response and considerations for nonresponders...
July 2017: Interventional cardiology clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579307/tricuspid-annular-plane-systolic-excursion-in-dogs-with-myxomatous-mitral-valve-disease-with-and-without-pulmonary-hypertension
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H Poser, M Berlanda, M Monacolli, B Contiero, A Coltro, C Guglielmini
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) in dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) with or without pulmonary hypertension (PH) and to study the correlations with clinical and echocardiographic parameters. ANIMALS: The study population included 99 dogs with MMVD and tricuspid regurgitation. METHODS: This is a prospective clinical study. All dogs received a transthoracic echocardiographic evaluation, including 2D, M-mode, echo-Doppler, and tissue Doppler measurements...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577038/a-swine-model-of-percutaneous-intracoronary-ethanol-induced-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-ischemic-mitral-regurgitation
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Weiwei Shi, Bryant V McIver, Kanika Kalra, Eric L Sarin, Susan Schmarkey, Michael Duggan, Vinod H Thourani, Robert A Guyton, Muralidhar Padala
Ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) is a frequent complication after a myocardial infarction (MI), which doubles mortality. Transcatheter mitral repairs are emerging as alternative treatment options to open heart surgery for IMR, but animal models to test them are lacking. We report a percutaneous swine model of IMR. Seventeen swine were randomized to (group 1, n = 12) MI causing IMR, and (group 2, n = 5) controls. In group 1, MI was induced via percutaneous ethanol injection into the obtuse marginal branches of the left circumflex artery, resulting in ST elevating myocardial infarction...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28568427/left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-of%C3%A2-%C3%A2-20-too-bad-for-mitraclip%C3%A2
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Sebastian Barth, Martina B Hautmann, Sebastian Kerber, Frank Gietzen, Wilko Reents, Michael Zacher, Philipp Halbfass, Daniel P Griese, Bernhard Schieffer, Karsten Hamm
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate whether the percutaneous mitral regurgitation (MR) reduction with the MitraClip® system in end-stage heart failure patients with a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) of <20% also effects beneficial outcome or whether the underlying myogenic problem is leading and therefore of prognostic relevance. BACKROUND: The interventional treatment of functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) with the MitraClip(®) system could improve the clinical and hemodynamic outcome in patients with severely impaired left ventricular function...
June 1, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567705/diagnostic-value-of-doppler-echocardiography-for-identifying-hemodynamic-significant-pulmonary-valve-regurgitation-in-tetralogy-of-fallot-comparison-with-cardiac-mri
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Niek E G Beurskens, Thomas M Gorter, Petronella G Pieper, Elke S Hoendermis, Beatrijs Bartelds, Tjark Ebels, Rolf M F Berger, Tineke P Willems, Joost P van Melle
Quantification of pulmonary regurgitation (PR) is essential in the management of patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). We sought to evaluate the accuracy of first-line Doppler echocardiography in comparison with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to identify hemodynamic significant PR. Paired cardiac MRI and echocardiographic studies (n = 97) in patients with repaired TOF were retrospectively analyzed. Pressure half time (PHT) and pulmonary regurgitation index (PRi) were measured using continuous wave Doppler...
May 31, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567700/different-impact-of-aortic-regurgitation-assessed-by-aortic-root-angiography-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-according-to-baseline-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-and-n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide
#15
Hidehiro Kaneko, Frank Hoelschermann, Thomas Schau, Grit Tambor, Michael Neuss, Christian Butter
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an alternative therapeutic option for severe aortic stenosis. Aortic regurgitation (AR) is commonly observed after TAVI and increases the mortality rate. We hypothesized that the influence of significant AR, defined as that more severe than mild AR, on survival rate after TAVI might differ according to the baseline left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-pro BNP) level. We categorized 856 patients who underwent transfemoral TAVI into 2 groups according to their baseline LVEF (<40 and ≥40%) and NT-pro BNP levels (≤5000 and >5000 pg/mL)...
May 31, 2017: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560534/exercise-testing-and-stress-imaging-in-aortic-valve-disease
#16
REVIEW
Luc A Pierard, Raluca Dulgheru
Aortic valve disease and especially aortic stenosis (AS) is a growing cardiac pathology. Aortic valve replacement (AVR) is still the only treatment with proven benefit on survival in symptomatic patients and in patients with a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) <50%. The benefit of prophylactic AVR in asymptomatic patients is still unproven. Once symptoms develop, the prognosis worsens. Exercise testing has emerged as a tool to unmask the "pseudo-asymptomatic" patients with AS (those without self-reporting symptoms), to link "exercise induced dyspnea" more confidently and more objectively to aortic valve disease and to allow for a safe "watchful waiting strategy" in "pseudo-symptomatic" patients (those with dyspnea unrelated to aortic valve disease)...
July 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559420/incremental-prognostic-use-of-left-ventricular-global-longitudinal-strain-in-asymptomatic-minimally-symptomatic-patients-with-severe-bioprosthetic-aortic-stenosis-undergoing-redo-aortic-valve-replacement
#17
Peyman Naji, Shailee Shah, Lars G Svensson, A Marc Gillinov, Douglas R Johnston, L Leonardo Rodriguez, Richard A Grimm, Brian P Griffin, Milind Y Desai
BACKGROUND: With improved survival of patients undergoing primary bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement (AVR), reoperation to relieve severe prosthetic aortic stenosis (PAS) is increasing. Timing of redo surgery in asymptomatic/minimally symptomatic patients remains controversial. Left ventricular (LV) global longitudinal strain (GLS) is a marker of subclinical LV dysfunction. In asymptomatic/minimally symptomatic patients with severe PAS undergoing redo AVR, we sought to determine whether LV-GLS provides incremental prognostic use...
June 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549113/restrictive-enlargement-of-the-pulmonary-annulus-at-repair-of-tetralogy-of-fallot-a-comparative-10-year-follow-up-study%C3%A2
#18
Jana Logoteta, Lars Dullin, Jan Hinnerk Hansen, Carsten Rickers, Mona Salehi Ravesh, Abdullah Al Bulushi, Ines Kristo, Philip Wegner, Michael Schumacher, Tim Attmann, Jens Scheewe, Hans-Heiner Kramer
OBJECTIVES: Since 1996, our centre performs restrictive enlargement of the pulmonary annulus at surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot. A transannular patch is only used if the z-score of the pulmonary annulus is smaller than -2. We sought to determine whether this strategy reduces pulmonary insufficiency (PI) and reoperation rate compared to a nationwide contemporary cohort that has not been operated using a uniform strategy. METHODS: Eighty-seven tetralogy of Fallot patients were included in the study (Group 1)...
May 26, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545821/surgical-management-of-severe-ischaemic-mitral-regurgitation
#19
Yong Zhang, Dongxu Wang, Yu Liu, Dengshun Tao, Yan Jin, Hui Jiang, Zengwei Wang, Huishan Wang
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) with mitral valve surgery is undisputed in severe ischaemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) treatment, but the controversy is whether mitral valve replacement (MVR) or mitral valvuloplasty (MVP) should be used. METHODS: Data was collected from 130 cases of severe IMR patients who underwent CABG and MVP or MVR from June 2010 to June 2015 to compare the short-term efficacy of CABG with MVP or MVR in the treatment of severe IMR patients...
May 9, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545626/very-late-continued-reverse-remodelling-after-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-in-patients-with-extreme-left-ventricular-dilatation
#20
Samuel Larue-Grondin, François Philippon, Jean-François Sarrazin, Sacha-Michelle Dubois-Sénéchal, Michelle Dubois, Mario Sénéchal
Response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) varies greatly among patients. We present 2 patients with severe heart failure symptoms (New York Heart Association class IV) and extreme initial left ventricular (LV) dilatation (LV end-diastolic diameter of 92 mm and 80 mm, respectively) and severe functional mitral regurgitation who underwent CRT device implantation. Long-term follow-up showed late (≥ 4 years) normalization of LV ejection fraction (LVEF), LV dimensions, and functional status. In a subgroup of patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy and complete left bundle branch block, late continued LV reverse remodelling may lead to normalization of LV volumes and LVEF and significant improvement in functional class...
June 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
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