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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329155/pulmonary-arterial-stiffness-indices-assessed-by-intravascular-ultrasound-in-children-with-early-pulmonary-vascular-disease-prediction-of-advanced-disease-and-mortality-during-20-year-follow-up
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Mark-Jan Ploegstra, Jody G M Brokelman, Jolien W Roos-Hesselink, Johannes M Douwes, Lenny M van Osch-Gevers, Elke S Hoendermis, Annemien E van den Bosch, Maarten Witsenburg, Beatrijs Bartelds, Hans L Hillege, Rolf M F Berger
Aims: Prognosis in children with pulmonary vascular disease (PVD) is closely linked to right ventricular (RV) failure due to increased RV-afterload. Pulmonary arterial (PA) stiffening is known to occur early in the course of PVD and constitutes a main component of RV-afterload. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical value of PA-stiffness in children with PVD by determining its association with advanced pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and mortality at long-term follow-up. Methods and results: Forty-one children with various stages of arterial PVD, defined as mean PA-pressure  ≥20 mmHg and/or pulmonary-to-systemic flow-ratio  ≥1...
March 6, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327450/impact-of-attenuated-signal-plaque-observed-by-intravascular-ultrasound-on-vessel-response-after-drug-eluting-stent-implantation
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Hideki Kitahara, Katsuhisa Waseda, Kenji Sakamoto, Ryotaro Yamada, Ching-Chang Huang, Daisaku Nakatani, Kenji Sakata, Osami Kawarada, Paul G Yock, Yutaka Matsuyama, Hiroyoshi Yokoi, Masato Nakamura, Toshiya Muramatsu, Shinsuke Nanto, Peter J Fitzgerald, Yasuhiro Honda
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of attenuated-signal plaque (ASP) observed by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) on vessel response after drug-eluting stent implantation. METHODS: Data were derived from the IVUS cohort of the J-DESsERT trial comparing paclitaxel- and sirolimus-eluting stents. Serial IVUS analysis (pre- and post-intervention, and 8-month follow-up) was performed in 136 non-AMI lesions. ASP was defined as hypoechoic plaque with ultrasound attenuation without calcification...
February 20, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322592/intravascular-pulmonary-venous-ultrasound-imaging-for-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Gabriel Cismaru, Serban Schiau, Lucian Muresan, Radu Rosu, Mihai Puiu, Dana Pop, Dumitru Zdrenghea
Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. The development of electroanatomical mapping is an increase demand for advanced intracardiac imaging techniques of the left atrium and pulmonary veins. IVUS can demonstrate quantitative changes like lumen and wall thickness as well as qualitative changes of the pulmonary or coronary arteries wall. IVUS could also provide relevant real time imaging of the atrial and pulmonary venous wall during catheter ablation. Areas covered: The Medline and Embase databases were searched for preclinical and clinical studies of IVUS in patients with ablation of atrial fibrillation or left atrial arrhythmias...
March 21, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303659/invasive-characterization-of-atherosclerotic-plaque-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-using-near-infrared-spectroscopy-intravascular-ultrasound
#4
Amr E Abbas, Sibin K Zacharias, James A Goldstein, Ivan D Hanson, Robert D Safian
OBJECTIVES: We describe the characteristics of atherosclerotic plaque in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) using near-infrared spectroscopy-intravascular ultrasound (NIRS-IVUS) BACKGROUND: Imaging and autopsy studies have described atherosclerotic plaque in different vascular beds, including varying degrees of lipid, fibrosis, and calcification. Recently, NIRS has been validated as an accurate method for detecting lipid-core plaque (LCP) in the coronary circulation. Invasive evaluation of plaque composition using NIRS-IVUS has not been reported in different peripheral arterial circulations...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290832/-computed-tomography-in-the-evaluation-of-coronary-atherosclerotic-plaques-comparison-with-intravascular-ultrasound
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T N Veselova, M S Shabanova, V M Mironov, I N Merkulova, S K Ternovoy
PURPOSE: Determination of computed tomography angiography (CTA) informativeness in assessment of state of atherosclerotic coronary plaque (ACP) and identification of signs of its instability compared with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Coronary CTA was carried out in 52 patients with clinical presentation of non-ST elevation (NSTE) acute coronary syndrome on the first day of hospitalization. ACPs were identified in 32 of 52 patients (61...
January 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283423/echolucency-of-the-carotid-artery-is-associated-with-short-term-plaque-progression-and-positive-remodeling-in-the-culprit-coronary-artery-in-ami-survivors
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Mika Futamata, Satoshi Matsuoka, Takuya Shimizu, Toru Yoshizaki, Jun-Ei Obata, Takamitsu Nakamura, Daisuke Fujioka, Yosuke Watanabe, Kazuto Nakamura, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Kiyotaka Kugiyama
BACKGROUND: Rapid plaque progression and positive remodeling are recognized as vulnerable coronary plaque characteristics. This study examined whether serial carotid ultrasonography might be of value for assessment of coronary plaque progression and positive remodeling, measured by serial intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), in survivors of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: Thirty-nine patients with AMI had repeated examinations by IVUS of culprit coronary arteries and echolucency of the coronary artery on admission (1st test) and 6 months later (2nd test)...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269190/automated-in-vivo-delineation-of-lumen-wall-using-intravascular-ultrasound-imaging
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Debarghya China, Manas K Nag, K M Mandana, Anup K Sadhu, Pabitra Mitra, Chandan Chakraborty
This paper presents a novel methodology for automated detection and extraction of the lumen wall from Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) frames. IVUS is an in-vivo pull back imaging technique and provides a sequential frame of images for diagnosis of atherosclerotic heart disease. The detection and segmentation of lumen wall is necessary for predicting the arterial wall blockage. Lumen wall is recognized and segmented with the help of seed refinement and random walks algorithms, in tunica and lumen area. The proposed methodology was tested on 147 frames of 13 patients...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268869/computational-estimation-of-the-severity-of-coronary-lesions-with-intravascular-ultrasound-images-a-pilot-study
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Panagiotis K Siogkas, Michail I Papafaklis, Bill D Gogas, Habib Samady, Lampros K Michalis, Dimitrios I Fotiadis
The fast and accurate hemodynamic functional assessment of the coronary vasculature is of utmost importance in clinical practice due to the fact that Cardiovascular Diseases have become the leading cause of death globally. In this work we propose a novel method that combines two of the most efficient methods of hemodynamic status assessment of coronary arteries, Intravascular UtraSound and virtual Functional Assessment Index, an index that correlates well to the measured Fractional Flow Reserve. One Left Anterior Descending segment was reconstructed both in a straight manner (using only IVUS images) as well as using the actual 3D geometry of the vessel (using IvUS images combined with the respective coronary angiographic images [2])...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267472/intravascular-ultrasound-guided-vs-angiography-guided-drug-eluting-stent-implantation-in-complex-coronary-lesions-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
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Chirag Bavishi, Partha Sardar, Saurav Chatterjee, Abdur Rahman Khan, Arpit Shah, Sameer Ather, Pedro A Lemos, Pedro Moreno, Gregg W Stone
The relative outcomes of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) compared with angiography-guided PCI with drug-eluting stent (DES) in complex lesions have not been established. We sought to compare the efficacy and safety of IVUS-guided PCI with angiography-guided PCI in patients with complex coronary lesions treated with DES. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched to identify all randomized trials comparing IVUS-guided vs angiography-guided DES implantation...
March 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258018/left-sided-varicocele-as-a-rare-presentation-of-may-thurner-syndrome
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J R Stern, V I Patel, D E Cafasso, N B Gentile, A J Meltzer
INTRODUCTION: May-Thurner syndrome (MTS), the clinical sequelae of left iliac vein compression between the right iliac artery and the spine, is an accepted cause of lower extremity edema and venous thromboembolism. It is more prevalent in younger women, and typically presents with left lower extremity symptoms. Atypical presentations such as right-sided symptoms, chronic pelvic pain, and even fatal venous rupture have been reported. Here we describe iliac vein compression presenting as a chronic left-sided testicular varicocele...
February 28, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255102/randomized-angiographic-and-intravascular-ultrasound-comparison-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-vs-triple-antiplatelet-therapy-to-reduce-neointimal-tissue-proliferation-in-diabetic-patients
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Maria Fernanda Zuliani Mauro, J Armando Mangione, J Ribamar Costa, Ricardo Costa, Luiz Alberto Piva E Mattos, Rodolfo Staico, Fausto Feres, Dimytri Siqueira, Amanda Sousa, Alexandre Abizaid
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have suggested a benefit of cilostazol in addition to standard dual-antiplatelet therapy (DAPT), reducing in-stent late luminal loss and restenosis after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with bare-metal and drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation. However, there is a paucity of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) assessment of neointimal tissue hyperplasia (NIH) after triple-antiplatelet therapy (TAPT), especially in diabetic patients treated with DES. METHODS: This prospective, placebo-controlled trial was conducted in diabetic patients randomized (1:1) to receive either standard DAPT (aspirin and clopidogrel) vs TAPT with cilostazol for a minimum of 12 months after PCI with Endeavor zotarolimus-eluting stent (E-ZES)...
March 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241123/upper-urinary-tract-tumors-which-diagnostic-methods-are-needed
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Matthias Maruschke, Wolfgang Kram, Annette Zimpfer, Günther Kundt, Oliver W Hakenberg
OBJECTIVES: We reviewed the data of patients with upper urinary tract (UUT) tumors to evaluate the effectiveness of diagnostic procedures. METHODS: This retrospective study evaluated tumor characteristics, imaging procedures, epidemiological and follow-up data of 113 patients. We analyzed the importance of non-invasive and endoscopic diagnosis in addition to imaging as well as the influence of stage and grade on recurrence rate. RESULTS: Most tumors were urothelial carcinomas (92...
February 28, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240675/impact-of-chronic-statin-therapy-on-clinical-presentation-and-underlying-lesion-morphology-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-intervention-an-adapt-des-ivus-substudy
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Tadayuki Kadohira, Gary S Mintz, Cristiano F Souza, Bernhard Witzenbichler, D Christopher Metzger, Michael J Rinaldi, Ernest L Mazzaferri, Peter L Duffy, Giora Weisz, Thomas D Stuckey, Bruce R Brodie, Aaron Crowley, Ajay J Kirtane, Gregg W Stone, Akiko Maehara
OBJECTIVE: Previous intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) studies have not established a relationship between chronic statin use and plaque morphology and composition in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We sought to use pre-PCI grayscale and virtual histology (VH)-IVUS to assess plaque morphology and composition in patients treated with chronic statin therapy compared with patients who were not taking statins before admission and PCI. METHODS: In a prespecified substudy of the Assessment of Dual AntiPlatelet Therapy with Drug-Eluting Stents study, pre-PCI grayscale and VH-IVUS were performed in 780 patients with 916 culprit and 765 nonculprit lesions...
February 24, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229226/pericoronary-adipose-tissue-ratio-is-a-stronger-associated-factor-of-plaque-vulnerability-than-epicardial-adipose-tissue-on-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography
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Ryo Okubo, Rine Nakanishi, Mikihito Toda, Daiga Saito, Ippei Watanabe, Takayuki Yabe, Hideo Amano, Tatsushi Hirai, Takanori Ikeda
This study was designed to clarify the influence of pericoronary adipose tissue (PAT) on plaque vulnerability using coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA). A total of 103 consecutive patients who underwent CCTA and subsequent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) for coronary artery disease were enrolled. The PAT ratio was calculated as the sum of the perpendicular thickness of the visceral layer between the coronary artery and the pericardium, or the coronary artery and the surface of the heart at the PCI site, divided by the PAT thickness without a plaque in the same vessel...
February 22, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227420/automated-in-vivo-delineation-of-lumen-wall-using-intravascular-ultrasound-imaging
#15
Debarghya China, Manas K Nag, K M Mandana, Anup K Sadhu, Pabitra Mitra, Chandan Chakraborty, Debarghya China, Manas K Nag, K M Mandana, Anup K Sadhu, Pabitra Mitra, Chandan Chakraborty, Chandan Chakraborty, Manas K Nag, Debarghya China, Pabitra Mitra, Anup K Sadhu, K M Mandana
This paper presents a novel methodology for automated detection and extraction of the lumen wall from Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) frames. IVUS is an in-vivo pull back imaging technique and provides a sequential frame of images for diagnosis of atherosclerotic heart disease. The detection and segmentation of lumen wall is necessary for predicting the arterial wall blockage. Lumen wall is recognized and segmented with the help of seed refinement and random walks algorithms, in tunica and lumen area. The proposed methodology was tested on 147 frames of 13 patients...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227067/computational-estimation-of-the-severity-of-coronary-lesions-with-intravascular-ultrasound-images-a-pilot-study
#16
Panagiotis K Siogkas, Michail I Papafaklis, Bill D Gogas, Habib Samady, Lampros K Michalis, Dimitrios I Fotiadis, Panagiotis K Siogkas, Michail I Papafaklis, Bill D Gogas, Habib Samady, Lampros K Michalis, Dimitrios I Fotiadis, Bill D Gogas, Habib Samady, Michail I Papafaklis, Dimitrios I Fotiadis, Panagiotis K Siogkas, Lampros K Michalis
The fast and accurate hemodynamic functional assessment of the coronary vasculature is of utmost importance in clinical practice due to the fact that Cardiovascular Diseases have become the leading cause of death globally. In this work we propose a novel method that combines two of the most efficient methods of hemodynamic status assessment of coronary arteries, Intravascular UtraSound and virtual Functional Assessment Index, an index that correlates well to the measured Fractional Flow Reserve. One Left Anterior Descending segment was reconstructed both in a straight manner (using only IVUS images) as well as using the actual 3D geometry of the vessel (using IvUS images combined with the respective coronary angiographic images [2])...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216345/role-of-intravascular-ultrasound-imaging-during-endovascular-interventions-of-failing-hemodialysis-access-grafts
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John R Ross, Dion L Franga, Michael Gallichio, Ankur J Patel, Kenneth Ouriel
BACKGROUND: Arteriovenous (AV) access graft complications represent a serious complication in patients undergoing hemodialysis. Angiography is one method of visualizing them. However, angiography is not always an effective means of detecting lesions that occur in this context. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is an adjunct modality used to identify stenoses responsible for failing access by identifying multiple stenoses, including those that are most severe. The purpose of this study was to define the value of IVUS in patients with failing AV access grafts by comparing digital subtraction angiography (DSA) alone with DSA followed by IVUS...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214966/anomalous-coronary-arteries-and-myocardial-bridges-risk-stratification-in-children-using-novel-cardiac-catheterization-techniques
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Hitesh Agrawal, Silvana Molossi, Mahboob Alam, S Kristen Sexson-Tejtel, Carlos M Mery, E Dean McKenzie, Charles D Fraser, Athar M Qureshi
The evaluation of the vast majority of children with anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA) and/or myocardial bridges is performed with non-invasive testing. However, a subset of these patients may benefit from invasive testing for risk stratification. All patients included in the Coronary Anomalies Program (CAP) at Texas Children's Hospital who underwent cardiac catheterization were included. Techniques included selective coronary angiograms (SCA), intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), and fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurements with provocative testing using adenosine and/or dobutamine infusions...
February 18, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214424/association-between-plaque-characteristics-and-the-amount-of-debris-captured-by-a-filter-type-distal-protection-device-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Katsuhide Kitagawa, Tetsuya Amano, Tadayuki Uetani, Hideki Ishii, Takahiro Okumura, Susumu Suzuki, Hiroaki Takashima, Akiyoshi Kurita, Hirohiko Ando, Tatsuaki Matsubara, Toyoaki Murohara
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Disruption of atherosclerotic plaque and distal embolism often cause peri-procedural myocardial injury during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). In the present study, we evaluate the association between the characteristics of the target lesion and the amount of debris captured by the filter-type distal protection device. METHODS: We enrolled 120 consecutive patients with acute coronary syndrome, who underwent coronary stent implantation with a filter-type distal protection device after integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound (IB-IVUS) analysis...
March 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197870/intravascular-ultrasound-guidance-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-ostial-chronic-total-occlusions-a-description-of-the-technique-and-procedural-results
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Nicola Ryan, Nieves Gonzalo, Philip Dingli, Oscar Vedia Cruz, Pilar Jiménez-Quevedo, Luis Nombela-Franco, Ivan Nuñez-Gil, María Del Trigo, Pablo Salinas, Carlos Macaya, Antonio Fernandez-Ortiz, Javier Escaned
Inability to cross the lesion with a guidewire is the most common reason for failure in percutaneous revascularization (PCI) of chronic total occlusions (CTOs). An ostial or stumpless CTO is an acknowledged challenge for CTO recanalization due to difficulty in successful wiring. IVUS imaging provides the opportunity to visualize the occluded vessel and to aid guidewire advancement. We review the value of this technique in a single-centre experience of CTO PCI. This series involves 22 patients who underwent CTO-PCI using IVUS guidance for stumpless CTO wiring at our institution...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
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