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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220144/results-of-late-gadolinium-enhancement-in-children-affected-by-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Paolo Ciliberti, Domenico Mastrodicasa, Marcello Chinali, Gabriele Rinelli, Teresa Pia Santangelo, Carmela Napolitano, Benedetta Leonardi, Aurelio Secinaro
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the clinical value of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE), in children affected by dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 15 patients (8 ± 6 years, 6 males) with diagnosis of DCM who underwent cardiac magnetic resonance since 2014. All scans were performed with a 1.5 T system (Aera, Siemens). Study protocol included cine steady-state free precession sequences, followed by administration of 0...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219811/stress-echocardiography-in-patients-who-experienced-mechanical-ventilation-weaning-failure
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Manuel Ruiz-Bailén, Jesús Cobo-Molinos, Ana Castillo-Rivera, María Dolores Pola-Gallego-de-Guzmán, Antonio Cárdenas-Cruz, Antonio Martínez-Amat, María Sevilla-Martínez, Clara Hernández-Caballero
INTRODUCTION: Critically ill patients may suffer varying degrees of temporary myocardial dysfunction during respiratory weaning that could play an important role in weaning failure. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we tried to assess the existence of temporary diastolic dysfunction during respiratory weaning. METHODS: Inclusion period is from 2006 to 2015. In this study, we included 181 ventilated patients with cardiogenic shock that were being weaned from mechanical ventilation...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215632/ventricular-geometry-from-non-contrast-non-ecg-gated-ct-scans-an-imaging-marker-of-cardiopulmonary-disease-in-smokers
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Farbod N Rahaghi, Gonzalo Vegas-Sanchez-Ferrero, Jasleen K Minhas, Carolyn E Come, Isaac De La Bruere, James M Wells, Germán González, Surya P Bhatt, Brett E Fenster, Alejandro A Diaz, Puja Kohli, James C Ross, David A Lynch, Mark T Dransfield, Russel P Bowler, Maria J Ledesma-Carbayo, Raúl San José Estépar, George R Washko
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Imaging-based assessment of cardiovascular structure and function provides clinically relevant information in smokers. Non-cardiac-gated thoracic computed tomographic (CT) scanning is increasingly leveraged for clinical care and lung cancer screening. We sought to determine if more comprehensive measures of ventricular geometry could be obtained from CT using an atlas-based surface model of the heart. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Subcohorts of 24 subjects with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and 262 subjects with echocardiography were identified from COPDGene, a longitudinal observational study of smokers...
February 15, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210012/echocardiographic-parameters-as-life-quality-predictors-in-patients-after-myocardial-infarction-treated-with-different-methods
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Alen Dzubur, Mevludin Mekic, Senad Pesto, Naser Nabil
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in most countries. The aim was to examine the quality of life and to determine the differences in the quality of life in patients one year after myocardial infarction and the relationship between quality of life and echocardiographic parameters in these patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The research was a prospective, clinical, epidemiological study and was conducted at the Clinic of Cardiology, University Clinical Center Sarajevo (UCCS)...
December 2016: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199339/presence-of-%C3%A2-isolated%C3%A2-tricuspid-regurgitation-should-prompt-the-suspicion-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Julia Mascherbauer, Andreas A Kammerlander, Caroline Zotter-Tufaro, Stefan Aschauer, Franz Duca, Daniel Dalos, Susanne Winkler, Matthias Schneider, Jutta Bergler-Klein, Diana Bonderman
BACKGROUND: Diastolic dysfunction of the left ventricle is common but frequently under-diagnosed. Particularly in advanced stages affected patients may present with significant functional tricuspid regurgitation (TR) as the most prominent sign on echocardiography. The underlying left ventricular pathology may eventually be missed and symptoms of heart failure are attributed to TR, with respective therapeutic consequences. The aim of the present study was to determine prevalence and mechanisms underlying TR evolution in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185355/catheter-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia-in-patients-with-mitraclip-device-preliminary-findings
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Laurent M Haegeli, Giuseppe D'Angelo, Nicola Trevisi, Stefano Stella, Alexander Breitenstein, Firat Duru, Corinna Brunckhorst, Paolo Della Bella
INTRODUCTION: Patients with mitral regurgitation are increasingly treated by percutaneous implantation of a MitraClip device. We investigate the feasibility and safety of the transmitral catheter route for catheter ablation of VT (ventricular tachycardia) in these patients. METHODS: The mitral valve with the MitraClip in situ was crossed under transesophageal three-dimensional echocardiographic and fluoroscopic guidance using a steerable sheath for ablation of the left ventricle...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169216/prognostic-implication-of-post-mitraclip-vena-contracta-area-in-heart-failure-patients-with-functional-mitral-regurgitation
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Hannes Alessandrini, Felix Kreidel, Michael Schlüter, Christian Frerker, Tobias Schmidt, Thomas Thielsen, Ulrich Schäfer, Karl-Heinz Kuck
AIMS: Significant functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) in elderly heart-failure patients is increasingly being treated by MitraClip implantation. We sought to assess the prognostic implications of the intraprocedural assessment of vena contracta area (VCA) after MitraClip therapy in such patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: MitraClip therapy with intraprocedural assessment of VCA was performed in 97 heart-failure patients (74±10 years; 66 men; left ventricular ejection fraction [LVEF] 31±12%; 93 patients in New York Heart Association [NYHA] functional class III [n=59] or IV [n=34]; 86 patients with FMR severity 3+ [n=65] or 4+ [n=21])...
February 8, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154601/cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-device-implantation-in-a-patient-with-cardiogenic-shock-under-percutaneous-mechanical-circulatory-support
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Kyunghee Lim, Jin-Oh Choi, Jeong Hoon Yang, Seung-Jung Park, Sun Hwa Kim, Jiseok Kang, Hyun Sung Joh, Sun Hye Shin
65-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with acute decompensated heart failure with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction and severe mitral regurgitation. Electrocardiography revealed a typical left bundle branch block and atrial fibrillation. Her condition deteriorated despite administering high-doses of inotropes and vasopressors. Pending a decision to therapy, venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) was performed when the patient underwent a cardiogenic shock. Although the hemodynamic status stabilized with ECMO support, weaning the patient from ECMO was not possible...
January 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144689/the-impact-of-the-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-patch-on-right-ventricular-strain-in-tetralogy-of-fallot-a-comparison-with-valvar-pulmonary-stenosis-utilizing-cardiac-magnetic-resonance
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Shafkat Anwar, Matthew A Harris, Kevin K Whitehead, Marc S Keller, Elizabeth Goldmuntz, Mark A Fogel, Laura Mercer-Rosa
A non-contractile transannular patch (TAP) in the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) contributes to ventricular dysfunction after tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) repair. We compared regional right ventricular (RV) strain in repaired TOF with valvar pulmonary stenosis (VPS) after balloon valvuloplasty to investigate the effects of TAP. Retrospective review of 26 cardiac magnetic resonance studies of TOF (n = 13) and VPS (n = 13) subjects matched by degree and duration of pulmonary regurgitation (PR). Feature tracking strain analysis was performed...
January 31, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130861/an-assessment-of-left-atrial-function-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy-before-and-1%C3%A2-year-after-septal-ablation-by-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Hui Fang, Hailin Tang, Peng Li, Li Xiong, Gongpai Hu, Li Li, Yonghong Yu, Bowen Zhao
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess left atrial (LA) function with two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2DSTE) in addition to standard echocardiographic assessments in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) before and 1 year after septal ablation (SA). METHODS: The study included 31 patients with HOCM, who underwent SA. Each patient with HOCM underwent a complete two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography before and 1 year after the SA...
January 28, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130803/mitral-annular-motion-in-patients-after-transcatheter-mitraclip-and-mitral-valve-surgery
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Kentaro Toyama, Florian Rader, Kengo Ayabe, Saibal Kar, Alfredo Trento, Toshihiko Nishioka, Michele A De Robertis, Robert J Siegel
BACKGROUND: Longitudinal motion of the mitral annulus is an index that reflects left ventricular (LV) function. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the effects of transcatheter mitral valve (MV) repair and open heart surgery for mitral regurgitation (MR) on mitral annular motion (MAM). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed in total 115 patients who underwent isolated transcatheter MV repair using MitraClip (n=50) or surgical MV interventions (n=65, 50 repairs and 15 replacements) for MR...
January 28, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130793/twist-deformation-for-predicting-postoperative-left-ventricular-function-in-patients-with-mitral-regurgitation-a-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-study
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Ozkan Candan, Suzan Hatipoglu Akpinar, Cem Dogan, Aykut Demirkıran, Barış Dindar, Zubeyde Bayram, Fatih Yılmaz, Cihangir Kaymaz, Nihal Ozdemir
PURPOSE: Postoperative LV dysfunction is associated with poor prognosis and increased mortality in patient with mitral regurgitation undergoing surgery. With this study, we aimed to investigate the predictive value of classic and speckle tracking echocardiographic (STE) LV deformational parameters for estimating postoperative LV dysfunction. METHODS: Fifty-nine asymptomatic patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR) due to mitral valve prolapse, who had sinus rhythm and LV ejection fraction (EF) ≥50%, were included...
January 28, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127033/advanced-imaging-in-valvular-heart-disease
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Jeroen J Bax, Victoria Delgado
Although echocardiography remains the mainstay imaging technique for the evaluation of patients with valvular heart disease (VHD), innovations in noninvasive imaging in the past few years have provided new insights into the pathophysiology and quantification of VHD, early detection of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction, and advanced prognostic assessment. The severity grading of valve dysfunction has been refined with the use of Doppler echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), and CT imaging. LV ejection fraction remains an important criterion when deciding whether patients should be referred for surgery...
January 27, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126390/prognostic-implications-of-functional-mitral-regurgitation-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-reduced-ejection-fraction
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M Dolores García-Cosío Carmena, Eulalia Roig Minguell, Andreu Ferrero-Gregori, Rafael Vázquez García, Juan Delgado Jiménez, Juan Cinca
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January 23, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117492/exploratory-assessment-of-left-ventricular-strain-volume-loops-in-severe-aortic-valve-diseases
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Hugo G Hulshof, Arie P van Dijk, Keith P George, Maria T E Hopman, Dick H J Thijssen, David L Oxborough
Objectives The purpose of this study was to examine left ventricular (LV) strain (ԑ)-volume loops to provide novel insight into the haemodynamic cardiac consequences of aortic valve stenosis (AS) and aortic valve regurgitation (AR). Methods 27 participants were retrospectively recruited: AR (n = 7), AS (n = 10) and controls (n = 10). Standard transthoracic echocardiography was utilised to obtain apical 4 chamber images to construct ԑ-volume relationships were assessed by: Early systolic ԑ (ԑ_ES), slope of ԑ-volume relation during systole (Sslope), End-systolic peak ԑ (peak ԑ), Diastolic uncoupling (systolic ԑ-diastolic ԑ at same volume) during early diastole (UNCOUP_ED) and late diastole (UNCOUP_LD)...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109210/surgical-repair-of-moderate-ischemic-mitral-regurgitation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mahesh Anantha Narayanan, Saurabh Aggarwal, Yogesh N V Reddy, Venkata M Alla, Janani Baskaran, Arun Kanmanthareddy, Rakesh M Suri
Introduction Moderate mitral regurgitation (MR) of ischemic etiology has been associated with worse outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Studies comparing concomitant mitral valve replacement/repair (MVR/Re) with CABG and standalone CABG have reported conflicting results. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of the published literature. Patients and Methods We searched using PubMed, Cochrane, EMBASE, CINAHL, and Google scholar databases from January 1960 to June 2016 for clinical trials comparing CABG to CABG + MVR/Re for moderate MR...
January 21, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109043/angiographic-assessment-of-aortic-regurgitation-by-video-densitometry-in-the-setting-of-tavi-echocardiographic-and-clinical-correlates
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Mohammad Abdelghani, Hiroki Tateishi, Yosuke Miyazaki, Rafael Cavalcante, Osama I I Soliman, Jan G Tijssen, Robbert J de Winter, Jan Baan, Yoshinobu Onuma, Carlos M Campos, Rogério S Leite, José A Mangione, Alexandre Abizaid, Pedro A Lemos, Fabio S de Brito, Patrick W Serruys
OBJECTIVES: We sought to investigate a new angiographic method for aortic regurgitation (AR) severity assessment in the setting of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). BACKGROUND: AR after TAVI is common but challenging to quantitate, especially in the cath-lab. METHODS: In 228 patients, AR was quantitated before and after TAVI by echocardiography and by video-densitometric analysis of aortograms. Contrast time-density curves for the aortic root (the reference region) and the left ventricular outflow tract, LVOT were generated...
January 21, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105998/simultaneous-transfemoral-aortic-and-transseptal-mitral-valve-replacement-utilising-sapien-3-valves-in-native-aortic-and-mitral-valves
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Mohammad Bashir, Gardar Sigurdsson, Phillip A Horwitz, Firas Zahr
AIMS: Concomitant severe calcific aortic and mitral stenosis is a relatively uncommon but very challenging valvular heart disease to manage. We sought to evaluate the feasibility of a fully percutaneous approach to replace both stenotic native mitral and aortic valves using SAPIEN 3 valves. METHODS AND RESULTS: An 87-year-old woman with chronic kidney disease stage 3, pul-monary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a permanent pacemaker, and atrial fibrillation was referred with Class III heart failure symptoms...
January 20, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100340/-outcome-comparison-of-different-therapy-procedures-in-surgical-high-risk-elderly-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis
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Y Q Ye, Y T Wang, Z Li, M Y Wang, H Y Xu, W J Zhang, Q R Liu, G N Niu, Y J Wu
Objective: To compare the outcome of surgical high-risk elderly patients with severe aortic stenosis(SAS) treated by different therapy procedures, including transcatheter aortic valve implantation(TAVI), surgical aortic valve replacement(SAVR), and drug therapy. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 242 surgical high-risk elderly (age ≥65 years old) SAS patients hospitalized in Fuwai Hospital between September 2012 and June 2015. According to the treatment method, patients were divided into TAVI group (81 cases), SAVR group (59 cases) and drug therapy group (102 cases)...
January 25, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100277/stress-echo-2020-the-international-stress-echo-study-in-ischemic-and-non-ischemic-heart-disease
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Eugenio Picano, Quirino Ciampi, Rodolfo Citro, Antonello D'Andrea, Maria Chiara Scali, Lauro Cortigiani, Iacopo Olivotto, Fabio Mori, Maurizio Galderisi, Marco Fabio Costantino, Lorenza Pratali, Giovanni Di Salvo, Eduardo Bossone, Francesco Ferrara, Luna Gargani, Fausto Rigo, Nicola Gaibazzi, Giuseppe Limongelli, Giuseppe Pacileo, Maria Grazia Andreassi, Bruno Pinamonti, Laura Massa, Marco A R Torres, Marcelo H Miglioranza, Clarissa Borguezan Daros, José Luis de Castro E Silva Pretto, Branko Beleslin, Ana Djordjevic-Dikic, Albert Varga, Attila Palinkas, Gergely Agoston, Dario Gregori, Paolo Trambaiolo, Sergio Severino, Ayana Arystan, Marco Paterni, Clara Carpeggiani, Paolo Colonna
BACKGROUND: Stress echocardiography (SE) has an established role in evidence-based guidelines, but recently its breadth and variety of applications have extended well beyond coronary artery disease (CAD). We lack a prospective research study of SE applications, in and beyond CAD, also considering a variety of signs in addition to regional wall motion abnormalities. METHODS: In a prospective, multicenter, international, observational study design, > 100 certified high-volume SE labs (initially from Italy, Brazil, Hungary, and Serbia) will be networked with an organized system of clinical, laboratory and imaging data collection at the time of physical or pharmacological SE, with structured follow-up information...
January 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
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