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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738164/the-risk-stratification-in-patients-with-heart-failure-the-value-of-considering-both-global-longitudinal-left-ventricular-strain-and-mechanical-dispersion
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Cristian Mornoş, Danina M Muntean, Aniko Mornos, Simina Crisan, Lucian Petrescu, Adina Ionac, Raluca Sosdean, Dragos Cozma
In previous studies mechanical dispersion (MD) predicted ventricular arrhythmias independently of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). Moreover the combination of MD and global longitudinal strain (GLS) increased the prediction of arrhythmic events. We investigated the prognostic value of a new 2D-strain index, GLS/MD, in patients with heart failure (HF). We analysed 340 consecutive HF outpatients in sinus rhythm. Echocardiography was performed at 1.6±0.4 months after hospital discharge. The end point included sudden cardiac death, ventricular fibrillation and sustained ventricular tachycardia (SCD/VA)...
July 24, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735755/protective-effects-of-acute-exercise-prior-to-doxorubicin-on-cardiac-function-of-breast-cancer-patients-a-proof-of-concept-rct
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A A Kirkham, R E Shave, K A Bland, J M Bovard, N D Eves, K A Gelmon, D C McKenzie, S A Virani, E J Stöhr, D E R Warburton, K L Campbell
BACKGROUND: Preclinical studies have reported that a single treadmill session performed 24h prior to doxorubicin provides cardio-protection. We aimed to characterize the acute change in cardiac function following an initial doxorubicin treatment in humans and determine whether an exercise session performed 24h prior to treatment changes this response. METHODS: Breast cancer patients were randomized to either 30min of vigorous-intensity exercise 24h prior to the first doxorubicin treatment (n=13), or no vigorous exercise for 72h prior to treatment (control, n=11)...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734918/rv-myocardial-strain-during-pre-load-augmentation-is-associated-with-exercise-capacity-in-patients-with-chronic-hf
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Kenya Kusunose, Hirotsugu Yamada, Susumu Nishio, Ayumi Ishii, Yukina Hirata, Hiromitsu Seno, Yoshihito Saijo, Takayuki Ise, Koji Yamaguchi, Shusuke Yagi, Takeshi Soeki, Tetsuzo Wakatsuki, Masataka Sata
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between right ventricular (RV) function during pre-load augmentation and exercise tolerance. BACKGROUND: Peak oxygen uptake (VO2) is a strong predictor of mortality in chronic heart failure. Cardiac function during pre-load augmentation is an important part of the phenomenon in the evaluation of exercise capacity. METHODS: We prospectively performed echocardiographic studies in 68 chronic heart failure patients with cardiopulmonary exercise testing (mean age 60 ± 12 years; 69% male)...
July 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733364/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-myocardial-strain-after-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-systematic-review
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Kenneth Mangion, Christie McComb, Daniel A Auger, Frederick H Epstein, Colin Berry
The purpose of this systematic review is to provide a clinically relevant, disease-based perspective on myocardial strain imaging in patients with acute myocardial infarction or stable ischemic heart disease. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging uniquely integrates myocardial function with pathology. Therefore, this review focuses on strain imaging with cardiac magnetic resonance. We have specifically considered the relationships between left ventricular (LV) strain, infarct pathologies, and their associations with prognosis...
August 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728790/a-mechanistic-damage-model-for-ligaments
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Jeff M Barrett, Jack P Callaghan
PURPOSE: The accuracy of biomechanical models is predicated on the realism by which they represent their biomechanical tissues. Unfortunately, most models use phenomenological ligament models that neglect the behaviour in the failure region. Therefore, the purpose of this investigation was to test whether a mechanistic model of ligamentous tissue portrays behaviour representative of actual ligament failure tests. MODEL: The model tracks the time-evolution of a population of collagen fibres in a theoretical ligament...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728485/factors-associated-with-global-longitudinal-strain-decline-in-hypertensive-patients-with-normal-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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Nabila Soufi Taleb Bendiab, Abderrahim Meziane-Tani, Souhila Ouabdesselam, Nadera Methia, Samia Latreche, Latefa Henaoui, Jean-Jacques Monsuez, Salim Benkhedda
Background Early detection of risk factors for left ventricular (LV) dysfunction may be useful in patients with high blood pressure (HBP). Methods Patient from an outpatient HBP clinic underwent a two-dimensional Doppler-coupled echocardiography with determination of LV global longitudinal strain (GLS) by speckle-tracking. Results Among 200 patients (mean age 61.7 ± 9.7 years), 155 were overweight, 93 had diabetes, 83 had dyslipidemia, and 109 had uncontrolled HBP. LV hypertrophy (LVH) was found in 136 patients (68%), including concentric ( n = 106) and eccentric ( n = 30) LVH...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724945/effect-of-septal-flash-on-right-ventricular-systolic-function-in-left-bundle-branch-block-patients-with-preserved-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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Guang-Yuan Li, Yong-Huai Wang, Zheng-Yu Guan, Xuan-Yi Jin, Yang Li, Shuang Liu, Chun-Yan Ma, Jun Yang
A leftward motion of the ventricular septum prior to ejection, known as the septal flash (SF), is frequently observed in patients with left bundle-branch block (LBBB). We investigated whether the abnormal motion of the ventricular septum affects right ventricle (RV) contractile performance in LBBB patients with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). Forty-four patients with complete LBBB were selected using standard 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs), with 30 healthy individuals serving as controls...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722131/kept-in-the-loop-longitudinal-strain-volume-relationships-for-the-assessment-of-left-ventricular-mechanical-performance
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Stephen P Wright, Robert Lakin, Denise J Wooding, Leah Groves
In health, the aortic valve facilitates unidirectional forward flow from the left ventricle (LV) to the systemic circulation. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
July 19, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721692/left-ventricular-mechanics-are-affected-in-children-with-celiac-disease-a-study-based-on-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Murat Deveci, Ayşen Uncuoğlu Aydoğan, Gürkan Altun, Özlem Kayabey, Okan Tuğral, Kadir Babaoğlu
BACKGROUND: An association between cardiomyopathy and celiac disease has been reported, but not frequently. We examined the effects on cardiac mechanics in children with celiac disease (CD) by two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2DSTE). METHODS: Eighty-one children with CD were compared with a control group comprising 51 healthy children by echocardiographic examination. Children with CD who had been on gluten-free diet for more than 6 months were divided into two different groups: group 1 was positive for serum antitissue transglutaminase antibody (n=48), and group 2 was negative for serum antitissue transglutaminase antibody (n=33)...
July 18, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716430/non-invasive-evaluation-of-right-ventricular-function-with-real-time-3-d-echocardiography
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Ran Chen, Meihua Zhu, Kacie Amacher, Xia Wu, David J Sahn, Muhammad Ashraf
The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy and feasibility of real-time 3-D echocardiography (3-DE) in assessing right ventricular (RV) systolic function. A latex balloon was inserted into the right ventricle of 20 freshly harvested pig hearts which were then passively driven by a pulsatile pump apparatus. The RV global longitudinal strain (GLS), global circumferential strain (GCS), global area strain (GAS) and RV ejection fraction (RVEF), derived from 3-DE, as well as the RVEF obtained from 2-D echocardiography (2-DE) were quantified at different stroke volumes (30-70 mL) and compared with sonomicrometry data...
July 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716189/prediction-of-streptococcus-uberis-clinical-mastitis-risk-using-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-maldi-tof-ms-in-dairy-herds
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Simon C Archer, Andrew J Bradley, Selin Cooper, Peers L Davies, Martin J Green
The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether the risk of Streptococcus uberis clinical mastitis at cow level could be predicted from the historical presence of specific strains of S. uberis on dairy farms. Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight mass spectrometry was used to identify S. uberis isolates potentially capable of contagious transmission. Data were available from 10,652 cows from 52 English and Welsh dairy farms over a 14 month period, and 521 isolates of S. uberis from clinical mastitis cases were available for analysis...
September 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715068/severe-mitral-regurgitation-is-associated-with-increased-copeptin-levels-in-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Alven Kılıcgedık, Elıf Eroglu, Gokhan Kahvecı, Khaganı Isgandarov, Emrah Acar, Semi Ozturk, Regayip Zehir, Seyhmus Kulahcıoglu, Cuneyt Toprak, Ali Yaman, Ibrahım Akın Izgı, Cevat Kirma
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The objective of this study was to assess the potential role of mitral regurgitation (MR) in the release of copeptin in HF patients with reduced ejection fraction (HFREF). METHODS: The study included 63 patients of whom 33 had functional mild MR (Group 1) and 30 had functional severe MR (Group 2).The functional classes of the groups were both NYHA Class III. Blood samples for the determination of plasma copeptin and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels were obtained at the same day with the echocardiographic examination...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714947/long-term-systolic-function-in-children-and-young-adults-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant
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S J Rotz, C E Dandoy, M D Taylor, S Jodele, J L Jefferies, A Lane, J A El-Bietar, A W Powell, S M Davies, T D Ryan
Congestive heart failure and subclinical left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) affect long-term survivors of hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). Echocardiographic measurements of global longitudinal and circumferential strain have shown promise in identifying subclinical LVSD in cancer survivors. We analyzed echocardiograms in 95 children and young adults with malignancies or bone marrow failure syndromes performed before HSCT and 1-6 years after HSCT. We additionally measured the biomarkers soluble suppression of tumorigenicity-2 (sST-2) and cardiac troponin-I (cTn-I) in the same children through 49 days post HSCT...
July 17, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712562/abnormal-right-atrial-performance-in-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot-a-cmr-feature-tracking-analysis
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Shelby Kutty, Quanliang Shang, Navya Joseph, Johannes T Kowallick, Andreas Schuster, Michael Steinmetz, David A Danford, Phillip Beerbaum, Samir Sarikouch
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that right atrial (RA) performance is abnormal in repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). METHODS: TOF patients were prospectively enrolled for cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR), echocardiography and exercise stress following a standardized 14-center protocol. Peak RA longitudinal strain (RALS) and right ventricular longitudinal strain (RVLS) were measured using CMR feature tracking (FT) and correlated to RA and RV end diastolic volumes (EDVi) and ejection fraction (EF)...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712069/left-atrial-dysfunction-as-a-determinant-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-and-preserved-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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Andreea Calin, Anca D Mateescu, Monica Rosca, Carmen C Beladan, Roxana Enache, Simona Botezatu, Iulian Cosei, Cosmin Calin, Marian Simion, Carmen Ginghina, Andreea C Popescu, Bogdan A Popescu
In patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS), the presence of pulmonary hypertension (PH) has been linked to a poor prognosis. We aimed to assess the main determinants of PH in patients with severe AS and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). We prospectively enrolled 108 consecutive patients with isolated severe AS (indexed aortic valve area <0.6 cm(2)/m(2)) and LVEF >50%, in sinus rhythm. Left atrial (LA) function was assessed using longitudinal deformation parameters (by speckle tracking echocardiography)...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711025/three-dimensional-mechano-electrochemical-model-for-smooth-muscle-contraction-of-the-urinary-bladder
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Robert Seydewitz, Robin Menzel, Tobias Siebert, Markus Böl
The urinary bladder is a central organ of vertebrates and imposes, based on its extreme deformation (volume changes up to several 100%), special requirements on the overall bladder tissue. However, studies focusing on three-dimensional modelling of bladder deformation and bladder function during micturition are rare. Based on three fields, namely, the membrane potential, calcium concentration, and placement, a mechano-electrochemical-coupled, three-dimensional model describing the contractile behaviour of urinary bladder smooth muscle is presented using a strain energy function...
April 12, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710271/novel-alphacoronaviruses-and-paramyxoviruses-co-circulate-with-type-1-and-sars-related-betacoronaviruses-in-synanthropic-bats-in-luxembourg
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Maude Pauly, Jacques B Pir, Catherine Loesch, Aurélie Sausy, Chantal J Snoeck, Judith M Hübschen, Claude P Muller
Several infectious disease outbreaks with high mortality in humans have been attributed to viruses that are thought to have evolved from bat viruses. In this study from Luxembourg, the genetic diversity and epidemiology of paramyxoviruses and coronaviruses shed by the bat species Rhinolophus ferrumequinum and Myotis emarginatus was evaluated. Faeces collection (n= 624) was performed longitudinally in a mixed-species colony in 2015 and 2016. In addition, faeces (n= 254) were collected cross-sectionally from six Myotis emarginatus colonies in 2016...
July 14, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707498/epidemiology-of-injuries-in-men-s-lacrosse-implications-for-level-type-of-play-and-position
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Kim Barber Foss, Ed Le Cara, Teri McCambridge, Richard Hinton, Adam Kushner, Greg Myer
OBJECTIVE: The growth in participation in men's lacrosse has increased the likelihood of sport-specific injuries. Despite the exponential growth in men's lacrosse participation, there continues to be a need for specific epidemiological data concerning lacrosse injuries. The sport's rapid growth in participation could have a profound effect on injury prevalence characteristics. The purpose of this literature review is to aggregate available published data on injuries that occur in the sport of men's lacrosse at the youth, high school, collegiate, and professional levels...
July 14, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701527/relationship-between-myocardial-function-body-mass-index-and-outcome-after-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Emer Joyce, Georgette E Hoogslag, Vasileios Kamperidis, Philippe Debonnaire, Spyridon Katsanos, Bart Mertens, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Jeroen J Bax, Victoria Delgado
BACKGROUND: Better survival for overweight and obese patients after ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has been demonstrated. The association between body mass index (BMI), outcome, and left ventricular (LV) structure and function after STEMI, including LV longitudinal strain (global longitudinal strain), was evaluated. METHODS AND RESULTS: First patients with STEMI undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (n=1604; mean age, 61±12 years; 75% men) had BMI measured on admission, and 2-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography performed within 48 hours...
July 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698259/reversibility-of-cardiac-function-predicts-outcome-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis
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Kimi Sato, Arnav Kumar, Brandon M Jones, Stephanie L Mick, Amar Krishnaswamy, Richard A Grimm, Milind Y Desai, Brian P Griffin, L Leonardo Rodriguez, Samir R Kapadia, Nancy A Obuchowski, Zoran B Popović
BACKGROUND: Reversibility of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in high-risk aortic stenosis patient and its impact on survival after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) are unclear. We aimed to evaluate longitudinal changes of LV structure and function after TAVR and their impact on survival. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 209 patients with aortic stenosis who underwent TAVR from May 2006 to December 2012. Echocardiograms were used to calculate LV end-diastolic volume index (LVEDVi), LV ejection fraction, LV mass index (LVMi), and global longitudinal strain before, immediately (<10 days), late (1-3 months), and yearly after TAVR...
July 11, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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