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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425226/a-review-of-pediatric-pulmonary-hypertension-with-new-guidelines
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Serdar Kula, Ayhan Pektaş
This study aims to review pediatric pulmonary hypertension (PH) by comparing the guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)/European Respiratory Society (ERS), the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Thoracic Society (ATS), and the European Pediatric Pulmonary Vascular Disease Network (EPPVDN). All three sets of guidelines define PH as having a mean pulmonary artery pressure of ≥25 mmHg and accept the validity of the World Health Organization (WHO) classification system. Every child with a high index of suspicion for PH should undergo an initial work-up of chest X-rays, electrocardiography, and echocardiography...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424438/using-cardiovascular-imaging-modalities-to-determine-cardiac-disorders-before-starting-sports-activities
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Özgür Ceylan, Timur Meşe, Meşe Hazım Gürsu
OBJECTIVE: We re-examined children who had previously been declared eligible to participate in competitive sports activities for cardiac disorders, using cardiac investigation protocol. METHODS: Total of 250 children (224 males [89.6%], and 26 females [10.4%]) between the ages of 8 and 17 years who had just started or were already engaged in sports activities were included in the study. Participants had detailed physical examination evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist...
March 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423986/global-longitudinal-strain-from-resting-echocardiogram-is-associated-with-long-term-adverse-cardiac-outcomes-in-patients-with-suspected-coronary-artery-disease
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Ajay Yadlapati, Timothy R Maher, James D Thomas, Mark Gajjar, Kofo O Ogunyankin, Jyothy J Puthumana
PURPOSE: Measuring myocardial strain using two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography has emerged as a new tool to identify subclinical ventricular dysfunction. Abnormal strain has been shown to have superior sensitivity compared with dobutamine stress echocardiography for viability assessment; however, there is a paucity of data regarding the prediction of long-term major adverse cardiac events. We compared the prognostic ability of both global longitudinal strain (GLS) from resting echocardiograms to regional wall motion score index (WMSI) from stress echocardiograms in their ability to predict long-term major adverse cardiac events...
March 1, 2017: Perfusion
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/28415098/p569diastolic-dyssynchrony-is-associated-with-exercise-intolerance-in-hypertensive-patients-with-left-ventricular-hypertrophy
#5
I H Jung, H S Seo, M J Kim
Background: Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is associated with intra-ventricular dyssynchrony at systolic phase during exercise in hypertensive patients. However, dypsnea on exertion is much more correlated with diastolic phase. We investigated whether LVH is associated with diastolic dyssynchrony during exercise in patients with hypertension. Methods: Ninety hypertensive patients with exertional dyspnea and 30 control individuals were enrolled. Exercise stress echocardiography was performed using a symptom limited, multistage supine bicycle test...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415097/p544the-importance-of-contractile-reserve-when-assessing-asymptomatic-patients-with-aortic-stenosis
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J J Van Zalen, S Badiani, L Hart, A Marshall, N Patel, G Lloyd
Asymptomatic patients may exhibit symptoms during objective exercise testing, but whether symptoms are due to the obstructively of the valve (typified by the mean gradient) or underlying ventricular function remains unknown. While the mean gradient is an easy parameter to measure no consensus about the measurement of contractile reserve exists. Longitudinal abnormalities may occur in the presence of a normal ejection fraction and the augmentation of these parameters is poorly described. To obtain an objective regarding patients exercise ability is best determined using cardiopulmonary exercise testing...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415084/p260right-cardiac-chambers-remodeling-in-marathon-and-ultra-trail-athletes-detected-by-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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K Ujka, R M Bruno, B Catuzzo, L Bastiani, A Tonacci, G D'angelo, S Mrakic-Sposta, A Vezzoli, G Giardini, L Pratali
Background: Strenuous and chronic exercise training can have detrimental effects on cardiac morphology and function. Our aim was to evaluate the cardiac adaptation between 2 different specialties' endurance athletes: marathon runners (M) and ultra-trailers (UT). Methods: 47 M (age 45±7, men 32; training: 18 (9-53) years*days/week), 41 UT (age 42±9, men 38, training: 30 (15-66) years*days/week) were submitted in rest condition to conventional 2D echocardiography and Speckle-Tracking echo (STE) (Beyond Diogenes 2...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412423/rv-contractile-function-and-its-coupling-to-pulmonary-circulation-in-heart-failure-with-preserved%C3%A2-ejection%C3%A2-fraction-stratification-of-clinical-phenotypes-and-outcomes
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Marco Guazzi, Debra Dixon, Valentina Labate, Lauren Beussink-Nelson, Francesco Bandera, Michael J Cuttica, Sanijv J Shah
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate how right ventricular (RV) contractile function and its coupling with pulmonary circulation (PC) stratify clinical phenotypes and outcome in heart failure preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) patients. BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension and RV dysfunction are key hemodynamic abnormalities in HFpEF. METHODS: Three hundred eighty seven HFpEF patients (mean age 64 ± 12 years, 59% females, left ventricular ejection fraction 59 ± 7%) underwent RV and pulmonary hemodynamic evaluation by echocardiography (entire population) and right heart catheterization (219 patients)...
April 7, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395958/relationship-between-exercise-pressure-gradient-and-haemodynamic-progression-of-aortic-stenosis
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Anne Ringle, Franck Levy, Pierre-Vladimir Ennezat, Caroline Le Goffic, Anne-Laure Castel, François Delelis, Aymeric Menet, Dorothée Malaquin, Pierre Graux, André Vincentelli, Christophe Tribouilloy, Sylvestre Maréchaux
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We hypothesized that large exercise-induced increases in aortic mean pressure gradient can predict haemodynamic progression during follow-up in asymptomatic patients with aortic stenosis. METHODS: We retrospectively identified patients with asymptomatic moderate or severe aortic stenosis (aortic valve area<1.5cm(2) or<1cm(2)) and normal ejection fraction, who underwent an exercise stress echocardiography at baseline with a normal exercise test and a resting echocardiography during follow-up...
April 7, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395281/the-role-of-stress-echocardiography-in-valvular-heart-disease-a-current-appraisal
#10
James L Gentry Iii, Dermot Phelan, Milind Y Desai, Brian P Griffin
Stress echocardiography is a widely available, safe, low-cost, versatile imaging modality which is becoming increasingly recognized as a valuable tool in the assessment of patients with native and prosthetic left-sided valvular heart disease. It provides a quantitative assessment to help guide clinical decision-making when discordance exists between symptoms and severity of valve disease. Exercise (treadmill or bicycle) remains the preferred stress modality, but pharmacological augmentation with dobutamine can be used if needed...
April 11, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391990/relation-of-n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-and-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-to-exercise-tolerance-in-patients-with-significant-valvular-heart-disease-and-normal-left-ventricular-systolic-function
#11
Ji-Won Hwang, Sung-Ji Park, Eun Jeong Cho, Eun Kyoung Kim, Ga Yeon Lee, Sung-A Chang, Jin-Oh Choi, Sang-Chol Lee, Seung Woo Park
An association between N-terminal prohormone brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and exercise tolerance in patients with valvular heart disease (VHD) has been suggested; however, there are few data available regarding this relation. The aim of this study is to evaluate the correlation between exercise tolerance and NT-proBNP in patients with asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic significant VHD and normal left ventricular ejection fraction (LV EF). A total of 96 patients with asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic VHD and normal LV EF (≥50%) underwent cardiopulmonary exercise echocardiography...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389572/prognostic-value-of-noninvasive-cardiovascular-testing-in-patients-with-stable-chest-pain-insights-from-the-promise-trial
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Udo Hoffmann, Maros Ferencik, James E Udelson, Michael H Picard, Quynh A Truong, Manesh R Patel, Megan Huang, Michael J Pencina, Daniel B Mark, John F Heitner, Christopher B Fordyce, Patricia A Pellikka, Jean-Claude Tardif, Matthew J Budoff, George Nahhas, Benjamin J Chow, Andrzej S Kosinski, Kerry L Lee, Pamela S Douglas
Background -Optimal management of patients with stable chest pain relies on the prognostic information provided by noninvasive cardiovascular testing, but there are limited data from randomized trials comparing anatomic with functional testing. Methods -In the Prospective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of Chest Pain (PROMISE) trial, patients with stable chest pain and intermediate pre-test probability for obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) were randomized to functional testing (exercise electrocardiography, nuclear stress, or stress echocardiography) or coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA)...
April 7, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382081/changes-in-strain-pattern-and-exercise-capacity-after-transcatheter-closure-of-atrial-septal-defects
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Jung Yoon Kim, Bong-Sic Yun, Sunho Lee, Se Yong Jung, Jae Young Choi, Nam Kyun Kim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Assessment of left ventricle (LV) function by using strain and strain rate is popular in the clinical setting. However, the use of these echocardiographic tools in assessing right ventricle (RV) failure, and the manner in which they both reflect the functional capacity of the patient, remains poorly understood. This study aimed to investigate the change in exercise capacity and strain between before and (1 month) after the transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects (ASDs)...
March 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381470/evidence-supporting-the-existence-of-a-distinct-obese-phenotype-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Masaru Obokata, Yogesh N V Reddy, Sorin V Pislaru, Vojtech Melenovsky, Barry A Borlaug
Background -Heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a heterogeneous syndrome. Phenotyping patients into pathophysiologically homogenous groups may enable better targeting of treatment. Obesity is common in HFpEF and has many cardiovascular effects, suggesting it may be a viable candidate for phenotyping. We compared cardiovascular structure, function, and reserve capacity in subjects with obese HFpEF, non-obese HFpEF, and controls. Methods -Subjects with obese HFpEF (BMI≥35kg/m(2), n=99), non-obese HFpEF (BMI<30kg/m(2), n=96), and non-obese controls free of HF (n=71) underwent detailed clinical assessment, echocardiography and invasive hemodynamic exercise testing...
April 5, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381447/acute-cardiac-functional-and-mechanical-responses-to-isometric-exercise-in-prehypertensive-males
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Jamie M O'Driscoll, Katrina A Taylor, Jonathan D Wiles, Damian A Coleman, Rajan Sharma
Isometric exercise (IE) training has been shown to reduce resting arterial blood pressure (ABP) in hypertensive, prehypertensive, and normotensive populations. However, the acute hemodynamic response of the heart to such exercise remains unclear. We therefore performed a comprehensive assessment of cardiac structure, function, and mechanics at rest and immediately post a single IE session in 26 male (age 44.8 ± 8.4 years) prehypertensive participants. Conventional echocardiography recorded standard and tissue Doppler measures of left ventricular (LV) structure and function...
April 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378431/left-ventricular-biomechanics-in-professional-football-players
#16
Thomas G von Lueder, Anders Hodt, Gard F Gjerdalen, Kjetil Steine
Chronic exercise induces adaptive changes of left ventricular (LV) ejection and filling capacities which may be detected by novel speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) and tissue Doppler imaging (TDI)-based techniques. 103 consecutive male elite Norwegian soccer players and 46 age-matched healthy controls underwent echocardiography at rest. STE was used to assess LV torsional mechanics and LV systolic longitudinal strain (LS). Diastolic function was evaluated by trans-mitral blood flow, mitral annular velocities by TDI, and LV inflow propagation velocity by colour M-mode...
April 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374918/left-atrial-volume-and-function-in-patients-with-cardiac-syndrome-x-assessed-by-real-time-three-dimensional-echocardiography
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Nusret Acıkgoz, Julide Yagmur, Ertugrul Kurtoglu, Necip Ermis, Mehmet Cansel
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate left atrial (LA) volume and function using real time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE) in patients with cardiac syndrome X (CSX). METHODS: Fifty patients with CSX (28 females; mean age 50.9±10.9 years) and 50 age- and gender-matched healthy controls (30 females; mean age 52.3±9.8 years) who had negative treadmill exercise test and normal coronary arteries on invasive coronary angiography were included in the study...
April 4, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372866/increased-interarm-blood-pressure-difference-is-associated-with-autonomic-dysfunction-and-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-chest-pain-and-no-history-of-coronary-artery-disease
#18
Hui-Jeong Hwang, Il Suk Sohn, Dong-Hee Kim, Chang-Bum Park, Jin-Man Cho, Chong-Jin Kim
OBJECTIVES: Interarm blood pressure (BP) difference has been reported to be associated with atherosclerosis and increased cardiovascular death. We were to investigate associations of interarm systolic blood pressure (SBP) difference with heart rate recovery (HRR) after exercise, an index of autonomic function, and carotid atherosclerotic markers, and to evaluate the association of interarm SBP difference with concurrent coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: A total of 995 consecutive patients who underwent treadmill stress echocardiography with chest pain but no history of CAD were enrolled...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370674/reduced-blood-flow-through-intrapulmonary-arteriovenous-anastomoses-during-exercise-in-lowlanders-during-acclimatization-to-high-altitude
#19
Lindsey M Boulet, Andrew T Lovering, Michael M Tymko, Trevor A Day, Mike Stembridge, Trang Anh Nguyen, Philip N Ainslie, Glen E Foster
Blood flow through intrapulmonary arteriovenous anastomoses (Q̇IPAVA ) is elevated during exercise at sea level (SL) and at rest in acute normobaric hypoxia. Following high altitude (HA) acclimatization, resting Q̇IPAVA is similar to SL, but it is unknown if this is true during exercise at HA. We reasoned that exercise at HA (5,050 m) would exacerbate Q̇IPAVA due to heightened pulmonary arterial pressure. Using a supine cycle ergometer, seven healthy adults free from intracardiac shunts underwent an incremental exercise test at SL (25, 50, 75% of SL V̇O2peak ) and at HA (25, 50% of SL V̇O2peak )...
March 30, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365577/submaximal-exercise-capacity-in-juvenile-dermatomyositis-after-longterm-disease-the-contribution-of-muscle-lung-and-heart-involvement
#20
Kristin Schjander Berntsen, Anita Tollisen, Thomas Schwartz, Eva Kirkhus, Trond Mogens Aaløkken, May Brit Lund, Berit Flatø, Ivar Sjaastad, Helga Sanner
OBJECTIVE: To compare submaximal exercise capacity in patients with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) with controls, and analyze contributions of muscle, heart, and lung impairment in patients. METHODS: Fifty-nine patients with JDM, with a mean 16.9 years after symptom onset, and 59 sex- and age-matched controls completed a 6-min walk test (6MWT) and a timed up and go (TUG) test. Muscle function, disease activity/damage, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) were assessed by validated tools; heart function by echocardiography and electrocardiography; and lung function by spirometry, DLCO, and body plethysmography...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
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