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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937494/high-pitch-coronary-computed-tomographic-angiography-using-the-third-generation-dual-source-computed-tomography-initial-experience-in-patients-with-high-heart-rate
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Ruiqi Feng, Jingsong Mao, Xiaofei Liu, Yu Zhao, Jiajie Tong, Liang Zhang
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility, image quality, and radiation dose of prospectively high-pitch coronary computed tomographic (CT) angiography in patients with high heart rates (HRs) using the third-generation dual-source CT. METHODS: One hundred consecutive patients with sinus rhythm and HR between 70 and 100 beats per minute were enrolled into this study. All patients were divided into 2 groups. Patients in group A (n = 46) were examined with prospectively high-pitch scan mode in which image acquisition was triggered at 30% of the R-R interval...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931782/tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-gene-expression-in-epicardial-adipose-tissue-is-related-to-coronary-atherosclerosis-assessed-by-computed-tomography
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Toshiro Kitagawa, Hideya Yamamoto, Takuya Hattori, Kazuhiro Sentani, Shinya Takahashi, Atsuhiro Senoo, Yumiko Kubo, Wataru Yasui, Taijiro Sueda, Yasuki Kihara
AIMS: Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α reportedly has key pro-inflammatory properties in both atherosclerosis and adipocytes. To further investigate the biologic impact of epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) on coronary atherosclerosis, we evaluated the relationship between TNF-α gene expression in EAT and clinically-assessed coronary atherosclerosis on computed tomography (CT). METHODS: We studied 47 patients before cardiac surgery (coronary artery bypass grafting [CABG], n=26; non-CABG, n=21), assessing visceral adipose tissue (VAT) area, EAT volume, coronary calcium score (CCS), and the presence of non- and/or partially-calcified coronary plaque (NCP) on CT angiography...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929333/late-iodine-enhancement-computed-tomography-with-image-subtraction-for-assessment-of-myocardial-infarction
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Yuki Tanabe, Teruhito Kido, Akira Kurata, Takanori Kouchi, Naoki Fukuyama, Takahiro Yokoi, Teruyoshi Uetani, Natsumi Yamashita, Masao Miyagawa, Teruhito Mochizuki
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of image subtraction in late iodine enhancement CT (LIE-CT) for assessment of myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS: A comprehensive cardiac CT protocol and late gadolinium enhancement MRI (LGE-MRI) was used to assess coronary artery disease in 27 patients. LIE-CT was performed after stress CT perfusion (CTP) and CT angiography. Subtraction LIE-CT was created by subtracting the mask volume of the left ventricle (LV) cavity from the original LIE-CT using CTP dataset...
September 19, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925651/exercise-stress-testing-indications-and-common-questions
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Kathryn K Garner, William Pomeroy, James J Arnold
Exercise stress testing is a validated diagnostic test for coronary artery disease in symptomatic patients, and is used in the evaluation of patients with known cardiac disease. Testing of asymptomatic patients is generally not indicated. It may be performed in select deconditioned adults before starting a vigorous exercise program, but no studies have compared outcomes from preexercise testing vs. encouraging light exercise with gradual increases in exertion. Preoperative exercise stress testing is helpful for risk stratification in patients undergoing vascular surgery or who have active cardiac symptoms before undergoing nonemergent noncardiac surgery...
September 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923845/high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-i-as-a-gatekeeper-for-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-and-stress-testing-in-patients-with-acute-chest-pain
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Maros Ferencik, Thomas Mayrhofer, Michael T Lu, Pamela K Woodard, Quynh A Truong, W Frank Peacock, Fabian Bamberg, Benjamin C Sun, Jerome L Fleg, John T Nagurney, James E Udelson, Wolfgang Koenig, James L Januzzi, Udo Hoffmann
BACKGROUND: Most patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) undergo noninvasive cardiac testing with a low diagnostic yield. We determined whether a combination of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnI) and cardiovascular risk factors might improve selection of patients for cardiac testing. METHODS: We included patients from the Rule Out Myocardial Infarction/Ischemia Using Computer Assisted Tomography (ROMICAT) I and II trials who presented to the ED with acute chest pain and were referred for cardiac testing...
September 18, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922191/acr-spr-str-practice-parameter-for-the-performance-of-cardiac-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-pet-ct-imaging
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Rathan M Subramaniam, Warren R Janowitz, Geoffrey B Johnson, Martin A Lodge, Marguerite T Parisi, Mark R Ferguson, Jeffrey C Hellinger, Gregory W Gladish, Narainder K Gupta
This clinical practice parameter has been developed collaboratively by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR), and the Society of Thoracic Radiology (STR). This document is intended to act as a guide for physicians performing and interpreting positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) of cardiac diseases in adults and children. The primary value of cardiac PET/CT imaging include evaluation of perfusion, function, viability, inflammation, anatomy, and risk stratification for cardiac-related events such as myocardial infarction and death...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917674/prognostic-value-of-risk-factors-calcium%C3%A2-score-coronary-cta-myocardial%C3%A2-perfusion-imaging-and-invasive%C3%A2-coronary-angiography-in-kidney%C3%A2-transplantation-candidates
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Simon Winther, My Svensson, Hanne Skou Jørgensen, Laust Dupont Rasmussen, Niels Ramsing Holm, Lars Christian Gormsen, Kirsten Bouchelouche, Hans Erik Bøtker, Per Ivarsen, Morten Bøttcher
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to perform a prospective head-to-head comparison of the predictive value of clinical risk factors and a variety of cardiac imaging modalities including coronary artery calcium score (CACS), coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA), single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and invasive coronary angiography (ICA) on major adverse cardiac events (MACE) and all-cause mortality in kidney transplantation candidates. BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend screening for coronary artery disease in kidney transplantation candidates...
September 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917157/density-of-calcium-in-the-ascending-thoracic-aorta-and-risk-of-incident-cardiovascular-disease-events
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Isac C Thomas, Robyn L McClelland, Erin D Michos, Matthew A Allison, Nketi I Forbang, W T Longstreth, Wendy S Post, Nathan D Wong, Matthew J Budoff, Michael H Criqui
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The volume and density of coronary artery calcium (CAC) both independently predict cardiovascular disease (CVD) beyond standard risk factors, with CAC density inversely associated with incident CVD after accounting for CAC volume. We tested the hypothesis that ascending thoracic aorta calcium (ATAC) volume and density predict incident CVD events independently of CAC. METHODS: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) is a prospective cohort study of participants without clinical CVD at baseline...
September 7, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915208/appropriate-use-criteria-for-cardiac-computed-tomography-impact-on-diagnostic-utility
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Karan Bami, Manuja Premaratne, Jasmine Lamba, Yeung Yam, Alomgir Hossain, Marissa Keenan, Tony Haddad, Saipriya Anand, Ian G Burwash, Terrence D Ruddy, Girish Dwivedi, Benjamin J W Chow
BACKGROUND: Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) guidelines for cardiac computed tomography (CCT) were developed to limit testing to reasonable clinical settings. However, significant testing is still done for inappropriate indications. This study investigates the impact of AUC on evaluability of CCT to determine if inappropriate tests result in a greater proportion of nondiagnostic results. METHODS: Investigators reviewed the medical records of 2417 consecutive patients who underwent CCT at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute...
September 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914747/appropriate-use-criteria-for-cardiac-computed-tomography-does-computed-tomography-have-incremental-value-in-all-appropriate-use-criteria-categories
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Fernanda Erthal, Manuja Premaratne, Yeung Yam, Li Chen, Jasmine Lamba, Marissa Keenan, Tony Haddad, Kishu Pharasi, Saipriya Anand, Rob S Beanlands, Ian G Burwash, Girish Dwivedi, Terrence D Ruddy, Benjamin J W Chow
PURPOSE: Cardiac imaging expenditures have come under scrutiny, and a focus on appropriate use criteria (AUC) has arisen to ensure cost-effective resource utilization. Although AUC has been developed by clinical experts, it has not undergone rigorous quality assurance testing to ensure that inappropriate indications for testing yield little clinical benefit. The objective of the study was to evaluate the potential incremental prognostic value of coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) in the different AUC categories...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914744/cardiac-computed-tomography-before-and-after-cardiac-surgery
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Fernanda Erthal, Joao R Inacio, Samir Hazra, Vincent Chan, Benjamin J W Chow
Cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is a noninvasive imaging technique that has been rapidly adopted into clinical practice. Over the past decade, technological advances have improved CCTA accuracy, and there is an increasing amount of data supporting its prognostic value in the assessment of coronary artery disease. Recently, "appropriate use criteria" has been used as a tool to minimize inappropriate testing and reduce patient exposure to unnecessary risk and inconclusive studies. This review will summarize the appropriate uses of CCTA in patients before and after cardiac surgery...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911512/cardioprotective-effects-of-hsp72%C3%A2-administration-on-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Takashi Tanimoto, Missag H Parseghian, Takehiro Nakahara, Hideki Kawai, Navneet Narula, Dongbin Kim, Robert Nishimura, Richard H Weisbart, Grace Chan, Richard A Richieri, Nezam Haider, Farhan Chaudhry, Glenn T Reynolds, John Billimek, Francis G Blankenberg, Partho P Sengupta, Artiom D Petrov, Takashi Akasaka, H William Strauss, Jagat Narula
BACKGROUND: Although early reperfusion is the most desirable intervention after ischemic myocardial insult, it may add to damage through oxidative stress. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the cardioprotective effects of a single intravenous dose of heat shock protein-72 (HSP72) coupled to a single-chain variable fragment (Fv) of monoclonal antibody 3E10 (3E10Fv) in a rabbit ischemia-reperfusion model. The Fv facilitates rapid transport of HSP72 into cells, even with intact membranes...
September 19, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906380/syntax-score-based-on-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-may-have-a-prognostic-value-in-patients-with-complex-coronary-artery-disease-an-observational-study-from-a-retrospective-cohort
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Young Joo Suh, Kyunghwa Han, Suyon Chang, Jin Young Kim, Dong Jin Im, Yoo Jin Hong, Hye-Jeong Lee, Jin Hur, Young Jin Kim, Byoung Wook Choi
The SYNergy between percutaneous coronary intervention with TAXus and cardiac surgery (SYNTAX) score is an invasive coronary angiography (ICA)-based score for quantifying the complexity of coronary artery disease (CAD). Although the SYNTAX score was originally developed based on ICA, recent publications have reported that coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is a feasible modality for the estimation of the SYNTAX score.The aim of our study was to investigate the prognostic value of the SYNTAX score, based on CCTA for the prediction of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCEs) in patients with complex CAD...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902766/future-cardiac-events-in-patients-with-ischemic-ecg-changes-during-adenosine-infusion-as-a-myocardial-stress-agent-and-normal-cardiac-scan
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Hamid Amer, Khalid Niaz, Jun Hatazawa, Ahmed Gasmelseed, Hussain Al Samiri, Maram Al Othman, Mai Al Hammad
BACKGROUND: We sought to determine the prognostic importance of adenosine-induced ischemic ECG changes in patients with normal single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion images (MPI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We carried out a retrospective analysis of 765 patients undergoing adenosine MPI between January 2013 and January 2015. Patients with baseline ECG abnormalities and/or abnormal scan were excluded. RESULTS: Overall, 67 (8...
September 11, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901573/validation-of-a-novel-cartoseg%C3%A2-segmentation-module-software-for-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Hasan Imanli, Shaun Bhatty, Jean Jeudy, Yousra Ghzally, Kiddy Ume, Rama Vunnam, Refael Itah, Mati Amit, John Duell, Vincent See, Stephen Shorofsky, Timm M Dickfeld
INTRODUCTION: Visualization of left atrial (LA) anatomy using image integration modules has been associated with decreased radiation exposure and improved procedural outcome when used for guidance of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. We evaluated the CARTOSEG™ CT Segmentation Module (Biosense Webster, Inc.) that offers a new CT-specific semi-automatic reconstruction of the atrial endocardium. METHODS: The CARTOSEG™ CT Segmentation Module software was assessed prospectively in 80 patients undergoing AF ablation...
September 13, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879411/serial-changes-in-anatomy-and-ventricular-function-on-dual-source-cardiac-computed-tomography-after-the-norwood-procedure-for-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
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Hyun Woo Goo
BACKGROUND: Accurate evaluation of anatomy and ventricular function after the Norwood procedure in hypoplastic left heart syndrome is important for treatment planning and prognostication, but echocardiography and cardiac MRI have limitations. OBJECTIVE: To assess serial changes in anatomy and ventricular function on dual-source cardiac CT after the Norwood procedure for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 14 consecutive patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, end-systolic and end-diastolic phase cardiac dual-source CT was performed before and early (average: 1 month) after the Norwood procedure, and repeated late (median: 4...
September 6, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878104/treatment-of-severe-native-left-pulmonary-artery-stenosis-with-coronary-stent-implantation-in-a-2-4-kg-neonate
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Matthew C Schwartz, T Curtis Alford, Matthew Saxonhouse, David Ohmstede, Joseph Paolillo
A 1-month-old, 2.4 kg infant, previously born at 32 weeks gestation, was found to have a murmur while in the neonatal intensive care unit. The patient had ongoing feeding intolerance and required supplemental oxygen via nasal cannula. Cardiac computed tomography showed discrete stenosis of the proximal left pulmonary artery (LPA) with a normal-sized distal LPA. We describe the treatment course with transcatheter coronary stent implantation.
September 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876423/thrombosed-aneurysm-of-saphenous-vein-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Rodolfo Mendes Queiroz, Rogério Nastri, Marcus Antônio Ferez, Mauro José Brandão da Costa, Claudio Benedini Laguna, Marcus Vinicius Nascimento Valentin
We describe the case of a male patient, aged 76 years, referred for cardiac investigation due to retrosternal chest pain and dyspnea. He had a history of acute myocardial infarction and angioplasties in the last 30 years, including a saphenous vein coronary artery bypass grafting (SVCABG). Echocardiogram showed hypoechoic oval formation near the right ventricle, suggesting a pericardial cyst. Computed angiotomography revealed a predominantly fusiform and thrombosed aneurysmal dilation of the SVCABG to the right coronary artery...
June 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875364/age-and-sex-based-resource-utilisation-and-costs-in-patients-with-acute-chest-pain-undergoing-cardiac-ct-angiography-pooled-evidence-from-romicat-ii-and-acrin-pa-trials
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Fabian Bamberg, Thomas Mayrhofer, Maros Ferencik, Daniel O Bittner, Travis R Hallett, Sumbal Janjua, Christopher L Schlett, John T Nagurney, James E Udelson, Quynh A Truong, Pamela K Woodard, Judd E Hollander, Harold Litt, Udo Hoffmann
OBJECTIVES: To determine resource utilisation according to age and gender-specific subgroups in two large randomized diagnostic trials. METHODS: We pooled patient-specific data from ACRIN-PA 4005 and ROMICAT II that enrolled subjects with acute chest pain at 14 US sites. Subjects were randomized between a standard work-up and a pathway utilizing cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) and followed for the occurrence of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and resource utilisation during index hospitalisation and 1-month follow-up...
September 5, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870377/cardiac-imaging-in-the-diagnosis-of-coronary-artery-disease
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Ashvarya Mangla, Estefania Oliveros, Kim Allan Williams, Dinesh K Kalra
Coronary artery disease (CAD) continues to be a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although invasive coronary angiography has previously been the gold standard in establishing the diagnosis of CAD, there is a growing shift to more appropriately use the cardiac catheterization laboratory to perform interventional procedures once a diagnosis of CAD has been established by noninvasive imaging modalities rather than using it primarily as a diagnostic facility to confirm or refute CAD. With ongoing technological advancements, noninvasive imaging plays a pre-eminent role in not only diagnosing CAD but also informing the choice of appropriate therapies, establishing prognosis, all while containing costs and providing value-based care...
October 2017: Current Problems in Cardiology
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