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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29893679/echocardiography-with-elevated-central-venous-pressure-diagnosing-constrictive-pericarditis-more-accurately-than-chest-ct-scan-a-retrospective-study-in-36-cases
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Liwen Bao, Jiechun Huang, Fangrui Wang, Liewen Pang, Yiqing Wang, Haiming Shi
Constrictive pericarditis (CP) is defined as impaired diastolic cardiac function caused by a calcified and thickened pericardium. We assessed the clinical characteristics and time to diagnosis, as well as patient prognosis after pericardiectomy. Methods: We analyzed the records of 36 CP patients who underwent pericardiectomy at Huashan Hospital, China, between 2012 and 2015. Clinical manifestations, length of time to diagnosis, laboratory parameters, and diagnostic imaging results were examined. All patients underwent pericardiectomy, and were assessed post-operatively for quality of life and improvement of cardiac function using the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ)...
May 24, 2018: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29869175/evaluation-of-right-ventricular-function-by-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-using-a-novel-automated-3d-right-ventricle-volume-segmentation-approach-a-validation-study
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Philipp Burghard, Fabian Plank, Christoph Beyer, Silvana Müller, Jakob Dörler, Marc-Michael Zaruba, Leo Pölzl, Gerhard Pölzl, Andrea Klauser, Stefan Rauch, Fabian Barbieri, Christian-Ekkehardt Langer, Wilfried Schgoer, Eric E Williamson, Gudrun Feuchtner
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate right ventricle (RV) function by coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) using a novel automated three-dimensional (3D) RV volume segmentation tool in comparison with clinical reference modalities. METHODS: Twenty-six patients with severe end-stage heart failure [left ventricle (LV) ejection fraction (EF) <35%] referred to CTA were enrolled. A specific individually tailored biphasic contrast agent injection protocol was designed (80%/20% high/low flow) was designed...
June 4, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29804697/extracellular-volume-quantitation-using-dual-energy-ct-in-patients-with-heart-failure-comparison-with-3t-cardiac-mr
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Rui Wang, Xinmin Liu, U Joseph Schoepf, Marly van Assen, Imtiaz Alimohamed, L Parkwood Griffith, Taiyang Luo, Zhonghua Sun, Zhanming Fan, Lei Xu
BACKGROUNDS: Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) T1 mapping and the extracellular volume (ECV) have been developed to quantitative analysis of diffusely abnormal myocardial fibrosis (MF). However, dual-energy CT (DECT) has a potential for calculation of ECV. The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and accuracy of DECT technique in determining the ECV in patients with heart failure, with 3T CMR as the reference. METHODS: Thirty-five patients with various reasons of heart failure were enrolled in this study...
May 10, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678780/left-ventricular-regional-remodeling-and-lead-position-during-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
#4
Mads Brix Kronborg, Anders Sommer, Daniel B Fyenbo, Bjarne L Norgaard, Christian Gerdes, Jesper Moller Jensen, Henrik Kjærulf Jensen, Jens Kristensen, Jens C Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) induces segmental left ventricular (LV) remodeling. The LV lead position (LV-LP) affects response to CRT and remodeling. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess segmental remodeling concordant, adjacent, and remote to LV-LP using cardiac computed tomography (CT). METHODS: We included patients from the Empiric Versus Imaging-Guided Left Ventricular Lead Placement in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy trial...
April 18, 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536325/precision-of-regional-wall-motion-estimates-from-ultra-low-dose-cardiac-ct-using-squeez
#5
Amir Pourmorteza, Noemie Keller, Richard Chen, Albert Lardo, Henry Halperin, Marcus Y Chen, Elliot McVeigh
Resting regional wall motion abnormality (RWMA) has significant prognostic value beyond the findings of computed tomography (CT) coronary angiography. Stretch quantification of endocardial engraved zones (SQUEEZ) has been proposed as a measure of regional cardiac function. The purpose of the work reported here was to determine the effect of lowering the radiation dose on the precision of automatic SQUEEZ assessments of RWMA. Chronic myocardial infarction was created by a 2-h occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery in 10 swine (heart rates 80-100, ejection fraction 25-57%)...
March 13, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29516327/pronounced-coronary-arteriosclerosis-in-cirrhosis-influence-on-cardiac-function-and-survival
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Karen V Danielsen, Signe Wiese, Jens Hove, Flemming Bendtsen, Søren Møller
BACKGROUND: The relation between excessive alcohol consumption and coronary arteriosclerosis has remained controversial. The etiology of cirrhosis has been considered a substantial risk factor for development of arteriosclerotic lesions. The coronary artery calcium-score derived from coronary CT angiography is a robust marker of coronary arteriosclerosis. AIMS: To study the burden of coronary arteriosclerosis in cirrhotic patients of various etiologies and association to cardiac dysfunction and survival...
May 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402736/automated-three-dimensional-tracking-of-the-left-ventricular-myocardium-in-time-resolved-and-dose-modulated-cardiac-ct-images-using-deformable-image-registration
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Vikas Gupta, Jonas Lantz, Lilian Henriksson, Jan Engvall, Matts Karlsson, Anders Persson, Tino Ebbers
BACKGROUND: Assessment of myocardial deformation from time-resolved cardiac computed tomography (4D CT) would augment the already available functional information from such an examination without incurring any additional costs. A deformable image registration (DIR) based approach is proposed to allow fast and automatic myocardial tracking in clinical 4D CT images. METHODS: Left ventricular myocardial tissue displacement through a cardiac cycle was tracked using a B-spline transformation based DIR...
March 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29389808/cross-modality-accuracy-of-dual-step-prospectively-electrocardiography-triggered-dual-source-computed-tomorgaphy-compared-with-same-day-echocardiography-and-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-follow-up-of-heart-transplant-patients
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Riccardo Marano, Biagio Merlino, Luigi Natale, Giancarlo Savino, Vincenzo Vingiani, Giuseppe Rovere, Anna Rita Larici, Roberto Iezzi, Nicola Magarelli, Antonella Lombardo, Massimo Pasquale, Riccardo Manfredi
PURPOSE: An accurate evaluation of left ventricular volumes, mass, and ejection fraction (EF) and an early exclusion or detection of significant coronary artery disease or cardiac allograft vasculopathy are mandatory for clinical management and prognosis assessment of heart-transplanted patients (HTP). The purpose of this article was to evaluate the role of dual-step prospective electrocardiography-triggered Dual-Source CT (pECGdual-step-DSCT) in HTP for the assessment of left-ventricular function, in comparison with echocardiography (echo) and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) performed on the same day, and of the coronary arteries as well...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339450/cardiac-macrophages-promote-diastolic-dysfunction
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Maarten Hulsmans, Hendrik B Sager, Jason D Roh, María Valero-Muñoz, Nicholas E Houstis, Yoshiko Iwamoto, Yuan Sun, Richard M Wilson, Gregory Wojtkiewicz, Benoit Tricot, Michael T Osborne, Judy Hung, Claudio Vinegoni, Kamila Naxerova, David E Sosnovik, Michael R Zile, Amy D Bradshaw, Ronglih Liao, Ahmed Tawakol, Ralph Weissleder, Anthony Rosenzweig, Filip K Swirski, Flora Sam, Matthias Nahrendorf
Macrophages populate the healthy myocardium and, depending on their phenotype, may contribute to tissue homeostasis or disease. Their origin and role in diastolic dysfunction, a hallmark of cardiac aging and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, remain unclear. Here we show that cardiac macrophages expand in humans and mice with diastolic dysfunction, which in mice was induced by either hypertension or advanced age. A higher murine myocardial macrophage density results from monocyte recruitment and increased hematopoiesis in bone marrow and spleen...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310998/coronary-artery-calcifications-and-diastolic-dysfunction-versus-visceral-fat-area-in-type-1-diabetes-viscera-study
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Christophe E M De Block, Bharati Shivalkar, Wouter Goovaerts, Tim Brits, Ken Carpentier, An Verrijken, Viviane Van Hoof, Paul M Parizel, Chris Vrints, Luc F Van Gaal
AIMS: Type 1 diabetic patients (T1DM) experience a higher cardiovascular disease and mortality risk than controls. We investigated whether visceral adipose tissue (VAT) contributes to coronary artery calcifications (CAC) and cardiac dysfunction in T1DM. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 118 T1DM patients without a history of cardiovascular disease (men/women: 68/50, age 46±12years, HbA1c 7.6±0.9%, BMI 25.8±4.1kg/m2 ) was conducted. CAC and VAT were measured using a CT scan...
March 2018: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174197/comparison-of-cardiac-measurements-by-multi-detector-computed-tomography-angiography-and-transthoracic-echocardiography-in-english-bulldogs
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
E T Hostnik, B A Scansen, A M Habing, G A Chiappone, R R Layman, R D White
INTRODUCTION: Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is the primary tool for the assessment of cardiac structure and function in dogs but is challenging in English bulldogs due to dorsoventral compression of the thorax, obesity, and narrow intercostal spaces. Multi-detector computed tomography angiography (CTA) may overcome the conformational obstacles of cardiac imaging in this breed. ANIMALS: Eleven client-owned English bulldogs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective clinical trial with paired analysis of TTE and CTA studies...
December 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970037/a-novel-method-for-evaluating-regional-rv-function-in-the-adult-congenital-heart-with-low-dose-ct-and-squeez-processing
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Francisco J Contijoch, Daniel W Groves, Zhennong Chen, Marcus Y Chen, Elliot R McVeigh
BACKGROUND: Measuring local RV function in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) with echocardiography or MRI is challenging because of the complex geometry and existing pacing devices. Visual assessment of ventricular function via low-dose cardiac CT has been recently performed. This pilot study assessed whether low-dose 4D cine CT combined with automatic measurement of regional shortening could quantify right-ventricular function in ACHD patients. METHODS: Seven patients with Tetralogy of Fallot either contraindicated for MRI or assessed for coronary artery disease and seven non-congenital patients were imaged with ECG-gated cardiac CT utilizing a 320-detector row scanner...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967574/vectors-through-a-cross-sectional-image-vci-a-visualization-method-for-four-dimensional-motion-analysis-for-cardiac-computed-tomography
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Masafumi Kidoh, Daisuke Utsunomiya, Yoshinori Funama, Hiroshi Ashikaga, Takeshi Nakaura, Seitaro Oda, Hideaki Yuki, Kenichiro Hirata, Yuji Iyama, Yasunori Nagayama, Toshihiro Fukui, Yasuyuki Yamashita, Katsuyuki Taguchi
BACKGROUND: Cardiac computed tomography (CT) has the potential for fully four-dimensional (4D for 3D plus time) motion analysis of the heart. We aimed at developing a method for assessment and presentation of the 4D motion for multi-phase, contrast-enhanced cardiac CT data sets and demonstrating its clinical applicability. METHODS: Four patients with normal cardiac function, old myocardial infarction (OMI), takotsubo cardiomyopathy, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) underwent contrast-enhanced cardiac CT for one heartbeat using a 320-row CT scanner with no tube current modulation...
November 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
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
#14
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...
December 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781721/the-effects-of-diabetes-induction-on-the-rat-heart-differences-in-oxidative-stress-inflammatory-cells-and-fibrosis-between-subendocardial-and-interstitial-myocardial-areas
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Maria C Guido, Alyne F Marques, Elaine R Tavares, Marcelo D Tavares de Melo, Vera M C Salemi, Raul C Maranhão
Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is characterized by cardiac remodeling and impaired diastolic function that may lead to heart failure. The aim of this study was to evaluate oxidative stress, inflammatory cells, and fibrosis in both subendocardial (SEN) and interstitial (INT) areas of the myocardium. Male Wistar rats were allocated to 2 groups of 9 animals, a control (CT) group and streptozotocin-induced diabetes (DM). After 8 weeks, echocardiography morphometry, protein expression, and confocal microscopy in SEN and INT areas of the left ventricle (LV) were performed...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770455/feasibility-of-a-single-beat-prospective-ecg-gated-cardiac-ct-for-comprehensive-evaluation-of-aortic-valve-disease-using-a-256-detector-row-wide-volume-ct-scanner-an-initial-experience
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Jin Young Kim, Young Joo Suh, Suyon Chang, Dong Jin Im, Yoo Jin Hong, Hye-Jeong Lee, Jin Hur, Young Jin Kim, Byoung Wook Choi
The aim of our study was to investigate the feasibility of single-beat prospective electrocardiogram (ECG)-gated cardiac computed tomography (CT) using a 256-detector row wide-volume CT scanner for functional and anatomical evaluation of the aortic valve (AV) and coronary arteries in patients with AV disease. A total of 50 patients who underwent cardiac CT scan with a wide-volume 256-detector row CT scanner for the evaluation of AV and aorta were retrospectively enrolled. Cardiac CT was performed using the prospective ECG-gated acquisition mode, and AV image quality was analyzed using a four-point grading system...
February 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705554/atrial-function-atrial-volume-and-cardiovascular-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-a-study-of-cardiac-computed-tomography
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Laust Dupont, Simon Winther, Hanne Skou Jørgensen, Peter Bomholt, Hans Erik Bøtker, Morten Bøttcher, Per Ivarsen, My Svensson
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have an increased risk of cardiovascular events. Previous studies using 2-dimensional echocardiography show that left atrial end-diastolic volume (LAEDV) predicts cardiovascular outcomes and mortality in patients with CKD. However, contrast-enhanced cardiac CT may offers a more precise measure of atrial dimensions and function than 2-dimensional echocardiography and may provide improved predictionof patient outcome. AIM: The aim of the present study was to examine the association of LAEDV and left atrial ejection fraction (LAEF) assessed by CT with left ventricle end-diastolic volume (LVEDV), left ventricular mass, left ventricular ejection fraction and N-terminal plasma-pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-PRO-BNP)...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695406/quantification-of-intramyocardial-blood-volume-with-99m-tc-rbc-spect-ct-imaging-a-preclinical-study
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Hassan Mohy-Ud-Din, Nabil E Boutagy, John C Stendahl, Zhen W Zhuang, Albert J Sinusas, Chi Liu
BACKGROUND: Currently, there is no established non-invasive imaging approach to directly evaluate myocardial microcirculatory function in order to diagnose microvascular disease independent of co-existing epicardial disease. In this work, we developed a methodological framework for quantification of intramyocardial blood volume (IMBV) as a novel index of microcirculatory function with SPECT/CT imaging of 99m Tc-labeled red blood cells (RBCs). METHODS: Dual-gated myocardial SPECT/CT equilibrium imaging of 99m Tc-RBCs was performed on twelve canines under resting conditions...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673246/effects-of-ampd1-gene-c34t-polymorphism-on-cardiac-index-blood-pressure-and-prognosis-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-diseases-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ai-Fang Feng, Zhong-Hui Liu, Shu-Long Zhou, Shi-Yuan Zhao, Yan-Xin Zhu, Huai-Xin Wang
BACKGROUND: The meta-analysis was aimed to evaluate the effects of AMPD1 gene C34T polymorphism on cardiac function indexes, blood pressure and prognosis in patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVD). METHODS: Eligible studies were retrieved through a comprehensive search of electronic databases and manual search. Then the high-quality studies met the rigorous inclusion and exclusion criteria, as well as related to the subject was selected for the study. Comprehensive data analyses were conducted using STATA software 12...
July 3, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670161/left-ventricular-functional-parameters-and-geometric-patterns-in-korean-adults-on-coronary-ct-angiography-with-a-320-detector-row-ct-scanner
#20
Eun-Ju Kang, Ki-Nam Lee, Won Jin Choi, Young-Dae Kim, Kyung Min Shin, Jae-Kwang Lim, Jongmin Lee
OBJECTIVE: To assess the normal reference values of left ventricle (LV) functional parameters in Korean adults on coronary CT angiography (CCTA) with a 320-detector-row CT scanner, and to analyze sex-related differences and correlations with various clinical characteristics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study retrospectively enrolled 172 subjects (107 men and 65 women; age, 58 ± 10.9 years; body surface area [BSA], 1.75 ± 0.2 m2 ) who underwent CCTA without any prior history of cardiac disease...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
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