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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416165/influence-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-the-prediction-and-timing-of-cardiac-events-after-exercise-echocardiogram-testing-without-ischemia
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Sonia Velasco Del Castillo, Ane Antón Ladislao, Verónica Gómez Sánchez, José Juan Onaindia Gandarias, Ángela Cacicedo Fernández de Bobadilla, Ibon Rodríguez Sánchez, Eva Laraudogoitia Zaldumbide
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: There have been no analyses of the influence of cardiovascular risk as a predictor of events in patients with exercise echocardiography (EE) without ischemia. Our objective was to determine the predictors of cardiac events, paying special attention to cardiovascular risk. METHODS: This study included 1640 patients with EE without ischemia. Of these, there were 1206 with no previously known coronary artery disease (CAD), whose risk of a fatal cardiovascular disease event was estimated according to the European SCORE (Systematic COronary Risk Evaluation) risk assessment system, and 434 with known CAD...
April 13, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414673/purulent-pericarditis-due-to-an-infected-pacemaker-lead
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Teresa Backes
INTRODUCTION: Intravenous drug users have a substantially increased risk of infective endocarditis, especially in the setting of implanted cardiac devices. Purulent pericarditis is a rare occurrence that can occur iatrogenically or through direct or hematogenous spread. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 75 year old man with a past medical history significant for hepatitis C, IV drug abuse, and sick sinus syndrome status post pacemaker was brought in by EMS with a chief complaint of diaphoresis and chest pain...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408103/effect-of-cpap-on-diastolic-function-in-coronary-artery-disease-patients-with-nonsleepy-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Helena Glantz, Magnus C Johansson, Erik Thunström, Cecilia Wallentin Guron, Harun Uzel, Mustafa Saygin, Johan Herlitz, Yüksel Peker
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been associated with worse diastolic function in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). This analysis determined whether continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment would improve diastolic function in CAD patients with nonsleepy OSA. METHODS: Between December 2005 and November 2010, 244 revascularized CAD patients with nonsleepy OSA (apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) ≥15/h, Epworth Sleepiness Scale [ESS] score<10) were randomly assigned to CPAP or no-CPAP...
March 25, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378340/long-term-prognostic-value-of-peak-exercise-echocardiogram-in-patients-hospitalized-with-acute-chest-pain
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German Merchan Ortega, Juan Carlos Bonaque Gonzalez, Alejandro Dionisio Sanchez Espino, Maria Jose Aguado Martin, Francisco Navarro Garcia, Fuensanta Ruiz Lopez, Francisco Ramos Perales, Jose Luis Zamorano Gomez
INTRODUCTION: Peak exercise echocardiogram (EEcho) has shown reasonable sensitivity and specificity in detecting significant coronary artery disease (CAD). The objective was to evaluate the prognostic value of EEcho in patients hospitalized for acute chest pain (CP) and its additional prognostic information regarding exercise electrocardiogram test (EECG). METHODS: Prospective observational study performed between May 2011 and September 2013, including 250 patients consecutively admitted for acute CP with normal cardiac biomarkers and nondiagnostic electrocardiogram...
April 5, 2017: Echocardiography
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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MULTICENTER STUDY
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095748/myocardial-inactivation-of-thyroid-hormones-in-patients-with-aortic-stenosis
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Bruno S Paolino, Pablo M Pomerantzeff, Luís Alberto O Dallan, Fabio A Gaiotto, Nailliw Z Preite, Ana Claudia Latrônico, José Carlos Nicolau, Antonio C Bianco, Roberto R C V Giraldez
OBJECTIVE: The human heart expresses the type 2 deiodinase (D2) that activates thyroxine (T4) to triiodothyronine (T3). At the same time, the inactivating type 3 deiodinase (D3) has been found in a rat model of right ventricular hypertrophy. It is not known whether the human myocardium metabolizes thyroid hormone. This study examined myocardial thyroid hormone metabolism in patients with aortic valve stenosis (AS) undergoing aortic valve replacement and in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery...
April 12, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086907/identification-of-the-main-determinants-of-abdominal-aorta-size-a-screening-by-pocket-size-imaging-device
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Roberta Esposito, Federica Ilardi, Vincenzo Schiano Lomoriello, Regina Sorrentino, Vincenzo Sellitto, Giuseppe Giugliano, Giovanni Esposito, Bruno Trimarco, Maurizio Galderisi
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound exam as a screening test for abdominal aorta (AA) can visualize the aorta in 99% of patients and has a sensitivity and specificity approaching 100% in screening settings for aortic aneurysm. Pocket Size Imaging Device (PSID) has a potential value as a screening tool, because of its possible use in several clinical settings. Our aim was to assess the impact of demographics and cardiovascular (CV) risk factors on AA size by using PSID in an outpatient screening. METHODS: Consecutive patients, referring for a CV assessment in a 6 months period, were screened...
January 13, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048367/th-a-207b-00-shear-wave-imaging-and-a-qiba-us-biomarker-update
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Paul Carson
Imaging of tissue elastic properties is a relatively new and powerful approach to one of the oldest and most important diagnostic tools. Imaging of shear wave speed with ultrasound is has been added to most high-end ultrasound systems. Understanding this exciting imaging mode aiding its most effective use in medicine can be a rewarding effort for medical physicists and other medical imaging and treatment professionals. Assuring consistent, quantitative measurements across the many ultrasound systems in a typical imaging department will constitute a major step toward realizing the great potential of this technique and other quantitative imaging...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047721/th-a-207b-01-basics-and-current-implementations-of-ultrasound-imaging-of-shear-wave-speed-and-elasticity
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S Chen
Imaging of tissue elastic properties is a relatively new and powerful approach to one of the oldest and most important diagnostic tools. Imaging of shear wave speed with ultrasound is has been added to most high-end ultrasound systems. Understanding this exciting imaging mode aiding its most effective use in medicine can be a rewarding effort for medical physicists and other medical imaging and treatment professionals. Assuring consistent, quantitative measurements across the many ultrasound systems in a typical imaging department will constitute a major step toward realizing the great potential of this technique and other quantitative imaging...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047072/th-a-207b-02-qiba-ultrasound-elasticity-imaging-system-biomarker-qualification-and-user-testing-of-systems
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B Garra
Imaging of tissue elastic properties is a relatively new and powerful approach to one of the oldest and most important diagnostic tools. Imaging of shear wave speed with ultrasound is has been added to most high-end ultrasound systems. Understanding this exciting imaging mode aiding its most effective use in medicine can be a rewarding effort for medical physicists and other medical imaging and treatment professionals. Assuring consistent, quantitative measurements across the many ultrasound systems in a typical imaging department will constitute a major step toward realizing the great potential of this technique and other quantitative imaging...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931555/risk-factor-profile-of-calcific-aortic-stenosis
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I Sathyamurthy, Shaji Alex, K Kirubakaran, G Sengottuvelu, K N Srinivasan
BACKGROUND: Calcific aortic stenosis and coronary artery disease share common risk factors. In some of the previous studies statins have been used to retard the progression of aortic stenosis, but the results were inconsistent. METHODS: One hundred and ten patients of CAS above the age of 40 years have undergone clinical, biochemical and echocardiographic evaluation. Coronary angiograms were done in 66% of them. RESULTS: Male to female ratio was 2:1...
November 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891374/effect-of-enhanced-external-counter-pulsation-treatment-on-aortic-blood-pressure-arterial-stiffness-and-ejection-fraction-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Ramasamy Subramanian, Sushma Nayar, Chokkalingam Meyyappan, N Ganesh, Arumugam Chandrakasu, Pradeep G Nayar
INTRODUCTION: Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (EECP) is a non-invasive treatment option for patients with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). The treatment has shown to augment diastolic pressure and reduce Left Ventricular (LV) after-load by reducing systemic vascular resistance. The effect of EECP in standard brachial blood pressure and central haemodynamic parameters are not known. AIM: We hypothesized that EECP may have differential effect in CAD patients with low systolic blood pressure when compared to normal systolic pressure and the mechanism underlying this differential effect may be due to improvement in LV function...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890354/chairside-cad-cam-materials-part-1-measurement-of-elastic-constants-and-microstructural-characterization
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Renan Belli, Michael Wendler, Dominique de Ligny, Maria Rita Cicconi, Anselm Petschelt, Herwig Peterlik, Ulrich Lohbauer
OBJECTIVE: A deeper understanding of the mechanical behavior of dental restorative materials requires an insight into the materials elastic constants and microstructure. Here we aim to use complementary methodologies to thoroughly characterize chairside CAD/CAM materials and discuss the benefits and limitations of different analytical strategies. METHODS: Eight commercial CAM/CAM materials, ranging from polycrystalline zirconia (e.max ZirCAD, Ivoclar-Vivadent), reinforced glasses (Vitablocs Mark II, VITA; Empress CAD, Ivoclar-Vivadent) and glass-ceramics (e...
November 24, 2016: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875636/evaluation-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-potential-liver-transplant-recipients
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REVIEW
Brian J Hogan, Enoka Gonsalkorala, Michael A Heneghan
Improvements in the management of patients undergoing liver transplantation (LT) have resulted in a significant increase in survival in recent years. Cardiac disease is now the leading cause of early mortality, and the stress of major surgery, hemodynamic shifts, and the possibilities of hemorrhage or reperfusion syndrome require the recipient to have good baseline cardiac function. The prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) is increasing in LT candidates, especially in those with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease...
March 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816171/reliable-exclusion-of-prognostically-significant-coronary-disease-in-left-ventricular-dysfunction-by-cardiac-mri
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A C M Thompson, J G Crilley, D W Wilson, A P S Hungin, A Fuat, J J M Murphy
AIM: To assess the ability of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) to exclude prognostically significant coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cohort of patients who underwent both X-ray angiography and CMR since 2006 was reviewed retrospectively. Records of those with European criteria for LVSD (left ventricular ejection fraction [LVEF] <50% or LV end-diastolic volume index [LVEDVI] ≥97 ml/m(2)) on CMR or transthoracic echo were analysed...
February 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752761/impact-of-cardiac-comorbidities-on-early-and-1-year-outcome-after-percutaneous-mitral-valve-interventions-data-from-the-german-transcatheter-mitral-valve-interventions-trami-registry
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Carsten Schwencke, Klaudija Bijuklic, Taoufik Ouarrak, Edith Lubos, Wolfgang Schillinger, Björn Plicht, Holger Eggebrecht, Stephan Baldus, Gerhard Schymik, Peter Boekstegers, Rainer Hoffmann, Jochen Senges, Joachim Schofer
AIMS: The use of the MitraClip system has gained widespread acceptance for the treatment of patients with mitral regurgitation (MR) who are not suitable for the conventional surgery. This study sought to investigate the early and 1-year outcome after MitraClip therapy of patients with MR and cardiac comorbidities. METHODS AND RESULTS: Outcomes through 12-month follow-up of patients (n = 528) who underwent MitraClip implantation were obtained from the German transcatheter mitral valve interventions (TRAMI) registry...
April 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696615/elastic-properties-of-lithium-disilicate-versus-feldspathic-inlays-effect-on-the-bonding-by-3d-finite-element-analysis
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Flávia Zardo Trindade, Luiz Felipe Valandro, Niek de Jager, Marco Antônio Bottino, Cornelis Johannes Kleverlaan
PURPOSE: To determine the elastic properties of five ceramic systems with different compositions (lithium disilicate vs. feldspathic ceramics) and processing methods and compare the stress distribution in premolars in the interface with inlays made with these systems loaded with the maximum normal bite force (665 N) using 3D finite element analysis (FEA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The elastic properties of five ceramic restoration materials (IPS e.max Press, IPS e...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27525128/sepsis-induced-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-leading-to-torsades-de-pointes
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Nirav Patel, Abhishek Shenoy, George Dous, Haroon Kamran, Nabil El-Sherif
Background. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is sudden and reversible myocardial dysfunction often attributable to physical or emotional triggers. Case Report. We describe a 51-year-old man presented to emergency department with sepsis from urinary tract infection (UTI). He was placed on cefepime for UTI and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction protocol given elevated troponins with chest pain. Subsequently, patient was pulseless with torsades de pointes (TdP) and then converted to sinus rhythm with cardioversion...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27502295/the-additive-prognostic-value-of-coronary-flow-velocity-reserve-during-exercise-echocardiography
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Angela Zagatina, Nadezhda Zhuravskaya
AIMS: The aim of the study was to assess the additive prognostic value of coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR) alongside wall motion analysis during exercise echocardiography in patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS AND RESULTS: In a prospective, single-centre, observational study, we evaluated 689 patients (449 males; 56 + 9 years) who underwent supine bicycle stress echo (ESE) with CFVR evaluation of the left anterior descending artery (LAD) by Doppler...
August 7, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27488569/in-hospital-measurement-of-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-and-one-year-outcomes-in-acute-coronary-syndromes-results-from-the-immediate-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Jayanta T Mukherjee, Joni R Beshansky, Robin Ruthazer, Hadeel Alkofide, Madhab Ray, David Kent, Warren J Manning, Gordon S Huggins, Harry P Selker
BACKGROUND: In patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is a known marker for increased mortality. However, the relationship between LVEF measured during index ACS hospitalization and mortality and heart failure (HF) within 1 year are less well-defined. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 445 participants in the IMMEDIATE Trial who had LVEF measured by left ventriculography or echocardiogram during hospitalization...
August 3, 2016: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
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