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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165145/left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-impact-of-methods-of-assessment
#1
Heba Farouk, Maged Albasmi, Karim El Chilali, Kareem Mahmoud, Abdo Nasr, Hussein Heshmat, Samah Abdel-Moneim, Essam Baligh
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), using different echocardiographic parameters, varies widely in the literature. The highest prevalence of LV diastolic dysfunction was detected using the mitral inflow indexes that are commonly altered in these patients due to the associated tachycardia, reduced preload, and ventricular septal shift. In this study, we aimed at evaluating the impact of the used echocardiographic method of assessment on the prevalence of LV diastolic dysfunction in patients with COPD and normal LV systolic function...
February 6, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164802/the-clinical-use-of-stress-echocardiography-in-non-ischaemic-heart-disease-recommendations-from-the-european-association-of-cardiovascular-imaging-and-the-american-society-of-echocardiography
#2
Patrizio Lancellotti, Patricia A Pellikka, Werner Budts, Farooq A Chaudhry, Erwan Donal, Raluca Dulgheru, Thor Edvardsen, Madalina Garbi, Jong Won Ha, Garvan C Kane, Joe Kreeger, Luc Mertens, Philippe Pibarot, Eugenio Picano, Thomas Ryan, Jeane M Tsutsui, Albert Varga
A unique and highly versatile technique, stress echocardiography (SE) is increasingly recognized for its utility in the evaluation of non-ischaemic heart disease. SE allows for simultaneous assessment of myocardial function and haemodynamics under physiological or pharmacological conditions. Due to its diagnostic and prognostic value, SE has become widely implemented to assess various conditions other than ischaemic heart disease. It has thus become essential to establish guidance for its applications and performance in the area of non-ischaemic heart disease...
February 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097194/the-mystery-of-the-z-score
#3
REVIEW
Alexander E Curtis, Tanya A Smith, Bulat A Ziganshin, John A Elefteriades
Reliable methods for measuring the thoracic aorta are critical for determining treatment strategies in aneurysmal disease. Z-scores are a pragmatic alternative to raw diameter sizes commonly used in adult medicine. They are particularly valuable in the pediatric population, who undergo rapid changes in physical development. The advantage of the Z-score is its inclusion of body surface area (BSA) in determining whether an aorta is within normal size limits. Therefore, Z-scores allow us to determine whether true pathology exists, which can be challenging in growing children...
August 2016: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040189/usefulness-of-echocardiography-doppler-to-reliably-predict-elevated-left-ventricular-end-diastolic-pressure-in-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension
#4
David M Cameron, Vallerie V McLaughlin, Melvyn Rubenfire, Scott Visovatti, David S Bach
The ability of echocardiography (echo)/Doppler to predict elevated left ventricular (LV) end-diastolic pressure (EDP) specifically among patients with pulmonary hypertension is not well defined. This was a retrospective analysis of 161 patients referred to a specialized pulmonary hypertension clinic. A model based on an American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)/European Association of Echocardiography (EAE) joint statement was evaluated, and a new model was developed using univariate linear regression and multivariable logistic regression for potentially better prediction of elevated LVEDP...
December 2, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025312/performance-of-the-labcor-dokimos-plus-pericardial-aortic-prosthesis-a-single-centre-experience
#5
Rashad Zayat, Jessica Arias-Pinilla, Ali Aljalloud, Giulia Musetti, Andreas Goetzenich, Rüdiger Autschbach, Thomas van Gemmeren, Andreas Niedeggen, Nima Hatam
OBJECTIVES: In patients with a small aortic annulus, aortic valve replacement (AVR) is frequently associated with high residual pressure gradients. Supra-annular pericardial aortic prostheses are gaining popularity due to the increased effective orifice areas (EOA) and resulting lower gradients. This study reports the clinical and echocardiographic results following implantation of the new supra-annular pericardial aortic prosthesis Dokimos Plus (Labcor, Belo Horizonte, Brazil). METHODS: Between October 2013 and July 2015, 137 patients (41% women, mean age: 74 years) underwent supra-annular AVR with or without concomitant procedures using the Dokimos Plus prosthesis in our department...
December 26, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025268/hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-with-aortic-dilation-a-novel-observation
#6
Rayan Yousefzai, Anushree Agarwal, M Fuad Jan, Chi Cho, Michael Anigbogu, Kambiz Shetabi, Maharaj Singh, Michelle Bush, Shannon Treiber, Steven Port, Khawaja Afzal Ammar, Timothy E Paterick, Renuka Jain, Bijoy K Khandheria, A Jamil Tajik
AIMS: Our goal was to identify the prevalence of aortic dilation in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), the most prevalent (0.2%) heritable, genetic cardiovascular disease. Aortic dilation also represents a spectrum of familial inheritance. However, data regarding the prevalence of aortic dilation in HCM patients is lacking. METHODS AND RESULTS: This is an observational retrospective study of all patients referred to our HCM centre. Aortic dilation was defined based on recent American Society of Echocardiography and European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging published guidelines...
December 26, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017389/la-strain-categorization-of-lv-diastolic%C3%A2-dysfunction
#7
Amita Singh, Karima Addetia, Francesco Maffessanti, Victor Mor-Avi, Roberto M Lang
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to observe the relationship between left atrial (LA) strain and left ventricular diastolic function and determine whether LA strain could be used to detect diastolic dysfunction (DD) and classify its degree when present. BACKGROUND: The assessment of diastolic function is complex and multiparametric because most conventional parameters do not follow the progression of DD. Strain imaging is an emerging index of LA function, with recent data demonstrating that LA strain is diminished in diastolic heart failure...
December 8, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012615/acc-aats-aha-ase-asnc-scai-scct-sts-2016-appropriate-use-criteria-for-coronary-revascularization-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-appropriate-use-criteria-task-force-american-association-for-thoracic-surgery
#8
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992035/speckle-tracking-and-transthyretin-amyloid-cardiomyopathy
#9
Alexandre Marins Rocha, Suzane Garcia Ferreira, Marcelo Souto Nacif, Mario Luiz Ribeiro, Marcos Raimundo Gomes de Freitas, Cláudio Tinoco Mesquita
BACKGROUND: Amyloidosis is a disease caused by deposits of insoluble fibrils in extracellular spaces. The most common type of familial amyloidosis is mediated by mutation of transthyretin, especially Val30Met. Symptoms and ejection fraction decrease may occur in cardiac amyloidosis only in case of poor prognosis. Myocardial strain detected by two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography can indicate changes in myocardial function at early stages of the disease. OBJECTIVE: To determine the accuracy of left ventricular longitudinal strain by two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography in patients with familial amyloidosis caused by Val30Met transthyretin mutation...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988362/appropriate-use-criteria-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-greece-a-single-center-experience
#10
G Georgiopoulos, C Aggeli, A Laina, M Deligianni, D Oikonomou, S Lampridou, G Vogiatzi, D Tousoulis
INTRODUCTION: The American College of Cardiology Foundation (A.C.C.F) along with the American Society of Echocardiography (A.S.E.) have enabled an accurate and clinically oriented evaluation of echocardiography indications by introducing Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC). AIM: This study was designed to evaluate the degree of implementation of AUC for transesophageal echo (TEE) in daily clinical practice in a tertiary university hospital of Greece during the era of economic recession...
December 14, 2016: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938516/radiation-induced-heart-disease-a-practical-guide-to-diagnosis-and-management
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REVIEW
Eoin Donnellan, Dermot Phelan, Cian P McCarthy, Patrick Collier, Milind Desai, Brian Griffin
Radiation-induced heart disease (RIHD) is a recognized late sequela of chest radiotherapy for conditions such as breast cancer and lymphoma and can involve any cardiac structure. Consensus guidelines from the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging and the American Society of Echocardiography stress the importance of regular screening for the cardiac effects of radiotherapy. However, a gulf remains between these guidelines and clinical practice.
December 2016: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931544/normal-echocardiographic-measurements-in-indian-adults-how-different-are-we-from-the-western-populations-a-pilot-study
#12
Manish Bansal, Jagdish C Mohan, Shantanu P Sengupta
This study sought to gain insights into the magnitude of error resulting in echocardiographic interpretations in Indian subjects by using western data as the reference. Standard transthoracic echocardiographic examination was performed in 100 healthy volunteers (mean age 34.0±8.8 years, 59% males). Compared with the reference values published by the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), our subjects had much smaller left ventricular (LV) end-diastolic dimension, end-systolic dimension, and end-diastolic volume (only 58%, 61%, and 61% of the subjects were having values within the ASE-defined normal ranges)...
November 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895720/increased-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-brazilian-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
#13
Maria Fernanda Gontijo Sepulveda Fusaro, Jovita Lane Soares Santos Zanini, Ivani Novato Silva
BACKGROUND: Increased carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), a marker of subclinical atherosclerosis, is an independent predictor of future cardiovascular events, and has been reported in children with various chronic diseases, including type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1). OBJECTIVES: Evaluate CIMT and its association with cardiovascular risk factors in Brazilian adolescents with DM1. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 118 adolescents, 57 with DM1 and no chronic complications related to the disease, and 61 healthy individuals...
2016: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880640/the-clinical-use-of-stress-echocardiography-in-non-ischaemic-heart-disease-recommendations-from-the-european-association-of-cardiovascular-imaging-and-the-american-society-of-echocardiography
#14
Patrizio Lancellotti, Patricia A Pellikka, Werner Budts, Farooq A Chaudhry, Erwan Donal, Raluca Dulgheru, Thor Edvardsen, Madalina Garbi, Jong-Won Ha, Garvan C Kane, Joe Kreeger, Luc Mertens, Philippe Pibarot, Eugenio Picano, Thomas Ryan, Jeane M Tsutsui, Albert Varga
A unique and highly versatile technique, stress echocardiography (SE) is increasingly recognized for its utility in the evaluation of non-ischaemic heart disease. SE allows for simultaneous assessment of myocardial function and haemodynamics under physiological or pharmacological conditions. Due to its diagnostic and prognostic value, SE has become widely implemented to assess various conditions other than ischaemic heart disease. It has thus become essential to establish guidance for its applications and performance in the area of non-ischaemic heart disease...
November 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865722/effect-of-sex-and-sporting-discipline-on-lv%C3%A2-adaptation-to-exercise
#15
Gherardo Finocchiaro, Harshil Dhutia, Andrew D'Silva, Aneil Malhotra, Alexandros Steriotis, Lynne Millar, Keerthi Prakash, Rajay Narain, Michael Papadakis, Rajan Sharma, Sanjay Sharma
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate the effect of different types of exercise on left ventricular (LV) geometry in a large group of female and male athletes. BACKGROUND: Studies assessing cardiac adaptation in female and male athletes indicate that female athletes reveal smaller increases in LV wall thickness and cavity size compared with male athletes. However, data on sex-specific changes in LV geometry in athletes are scarce. METHODS: A total of 1,083 healthy, elite, white athletes (41% female; mean age 21...
November 11, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822623/-esc-and-aha-guidelines-2015-on-endocarditis-in-competition-or-synchrony
#16
Bernhard Maisch
In the 2015 guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) on infective endocarditis, the diagnostics are based on the modified Duke criteria. The diagnosis can be confirmed by a combination of micro-organisms demonstrated in culture or in situ, with the detection of valvular lesions or abscess formation by an imaging modality using echocardiography, positron emission tomography computed tomography (PET/CT), cardio-CT or nuclear medical methods. The management should be further improved by an interdisciplinary endocarditis team in a specifically designated reference center...
December 2016: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754090/os-20-04-higher-blood-pressure-during-light-exercise-is-associated-with-increased-left-ventricular-mass-in-normotensive-subjects
#17
Min Seok Oh, Jidong Sung, Soojin Cho, Kyung Pyo Hong
OBJECTIVE: Exaggerated blood pressure (BP) response during exercise test reflects future risk of hypertension and has been shown to be related to increased left ventricular mass (LVM) in hypertensive patients. However, it is not known whether there is such a relationship in normotensives. The objective of this study is to investigate whether exercise BP response is related to left ventricular mass in normotensive subjects. DESIGN AND METHOD: Among the normotensive (systolic blood pressure (SBP) < 120 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) < 80 mmHg and no history of antihypertensive treatments or clinical cardiovascular diseases) subjects who underwent routine health screening, both exercise test and echocardiography results were available in 7607 men and women...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721954/comprehensive-echocardiographic-assessment-of-the-right-ventricle-in-murine-models
#18
Andrew Kohut, Nishi Patel, Harpreet Singh
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive high-resolution echocardiography to evaluate cardiovascular function of small animals is increasingly being used due to availability of genetically engineered murine models. Even though guidelines and standard values for humans were revised by the American Society of Echocardiography, evaluations on murine models are not performed according to any standard protocols. These limitations are preventing translation of preclinical evaluations to clinical meaningful conclusions...
September 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27712807/what-does-the-restructure-of-the-american-society-of-echocardiography-board-mean-for-sonographers
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October 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643015/os-20-04-higher-blood-pressure-during-light-exercise-is-associated-with-increased-left-ventricular-mass-in-normotensive-subjects
#20
Min Seok Oh, Jidong Sung, Soojin Cho, Kyung Pyo Hong
OBJECTIVE: Exaggerated blood pressure (BP) response during exercise test reflects future risk of hypertension and has been shown to be related to increased left ventricular mass (LVM) in hypertensive patients. However, it is not known whether there is such a relationship in normotensives. The objective of this study is to investigate whether exercise BP response is related to left ventricular mass in normotensive subjects. DESIGN AND METHOD: Among the normotensive (systolic blood pressure (SBP) < 120 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) < 80 mmHg and no history of antihypertensive treatments or clinical cardiovascular diseases) subjects who underwent routine health screening, both exercise test and echocardiography results were available in 7607 men and women...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
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