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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921165/left-ventricular-twist-mechanics-during-incremental-cycling-and-knee-extension-exercise-in-healthy-men
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Alexander Beaumont, John Hough, Nicholas Sculthorpe, Joanna Richards
PURPOSE: The objective of the present study was to investigate left ventricular (LV) twist mechanics in response to incremental cycling and isometric knee extension exercises. METHODS: Twenty-six healthy male participants (age = 30.42 ± 6.17 years) were used to study peak twist mechanics at rest and during incremental semi-supine cycling at 30 and 60% work rate maximum (W max) and during short duration (15 s contractions) isometric knee extension at 40 and 75% maximum voluntary contraction (MVC), using two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography...
December 5, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916346/cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-is-a-better-outcome-predictor-than-exercise-echocardiography-in-asymptomatic-aortic-stenosis
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Olivia Domanski, Marjorie Richardson, Augustin Coisne, Anne-Sophie Polge, Stephanie Mouton, François Godart, Jean Louis Edmé, Regis Matran, Patrizio Lancellotti, David Montaigne
BACKGROUND: Objective assessment of maximal aerobic capacity using peak oxygen consumption (peak VO2) can be helpful in the management of patients with asymptomatic aortic stenosis (AS). The relationship between peak VO2 and AS severity criteria derived from rest and supine exercise echocardiography (SEE) has never been explored. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine whether low peak VO2 (<85% of predicted value) is associated with severity parameters in SEE, and poor clinical outcome...
November 3, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908251/effects-of-an-outpatient-service-rehabilitation-programme-in-patients-affected-by-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-an-observational-study
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Maurizio Bussotti, Paola Gremigni, Roberto Fe Pedretti, Patrycja Kransinska, Silvia Di Marco, Paola Corbo, Giovanni Marchese, Paolo Totaro, Marinella Sommaruga
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare disease characterised by a severe impairment of functional status and quality of life (QoL). Use of rehabilitative programmes may help to improve outcomes. The aim of this pre/post test case series was to evaluate the impact of a training program, including sessions of aerobic and resistance exercise, inspiratory muscle reinforcement, slow breathing, relaxation, and psychological support, on functional outcomes. METHODS: Fifteen patients affected by PAH, in World Health Organization (WHO) Functional Class (FC) II or III and in stable clinical condition, were included in a 4-week cardiorespiratory training programme conducted in outpatient service...
November 30, 2016: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898735/cognitive-dysfunction-and-malnutrition-are-independent-predictor-of-dysphagia-in-patients-with-acute-exacerbation-of-congestive-heart-failure
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Junichi Yokota, Yoshiko Ogawa, Shinsuke Yamanaka, Yoshimi Takahashi, Hiroshi Fujita, Nobuhiro Yamaguchi, Noriko Onoue, Takeshi Ishizuka, Tsuyoshi Shinozaki, Masahiro Kohzuki
Early detection and intervention for dysphagia is important in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). However, previous studies have focused on how many patients with dysphagia develop CHF. Studies focusing on the comorbidity of dysphagia in patients with CHF are rare. Additionally, risk factors for dysphagia in patients with CHF are unclear. Thus, the aim of this study was to clarify risk factors for dysphagia in patients with acute exacerbation of CHF. A total of 105 patients, who were admitted with acute exacerbation of CHF, were enrolled...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894069/association-between-left-atrial-dilatation-and-invasive-hemodynamics-at-rest-and-during-exercise-in-asymptomatic-aortic-stenosis
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Nicolaj Lyhne Christensen, Jordi Sanchez Dahl, Rasmus Carter-Storch, Rine Bakkestrøm, Kurt Jensen, Flemming Hald Steffensen, Eva Vad Søndergaard, Lars Videbæk, Jacob Eifer Møller
BACKGROUND: Transition from an asymptomatic to symptomatic state in severe aortic stenosis is often difficult to assess. Identification of a morphological sign of increased hemodynamic load may be important in asymptomatic aortic stenosis to identify patients at risk. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty-nine patients with asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis (aortic valve area <1 cm(2), peak jet velocity >3.5 m/s) underwent exercise testing with simultaneous invasive hemodynamic monitoring and Doppler echocardiography...
October 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892886/safety-profile-and-utility-of-treadmill-exercise-in-patients-with-high-gradient-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Lars Lindholm Sorensen, Hsin-Yueh Liang, Aurelio Pinheiro, Alex Hilser, Veronica Dimaano, Niels Thue Olsen, Thomas Fritz Hansen, Peter Sogaard, Alexandra Nowbar, Chiara Pisanello, Iraklis Pozios, Susan Phillip, Xun Zhou, Roselle Abraham, Theodore P Abraham
: Exercise echocardiography in the evaluation of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) provides valuable information for risk stratification, selection of optimal treatment, and prognostication. However, HCM patients with left ventricular outflow tract gradients ≥30mm Hg are often excluded from exercise testing because of safety considerations. We examined the safety and utility of exercise testing in patients with high-gradient HCM. METHODS: We evaluated clinical characteristics, hemodynamics, and imaging variables in 499 consecutive patients with HCM who performed 959 exercise tests...
October 20, 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889869/left-ventricular-speckle-tracking-derived-cardiac-strain-and-cardiac-twist-mechanics-in-athletes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-controlled-studies
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Alexander Beaumont, Fergal Grace, Joanna Richards, John Hough, David Oxborough, Nicholas Sculthorpe
BACKGROUND: The athlete's heart is associated with physiological remodeling as a consequence of repetitive cardiac loading. The effect of exercise training on left ventricular (LV) cardiac strain and twist mechanics are equivocal, and no meta-analysis has been conducted to date. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to review the literature pertaining to the effect of different forms of athletic training on cardiac strain and twist mechanics and determine the influence of traditional and contemporary sporting classifications on cardiac strain and twist mechanics...
November 26, 2016: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887692/mechanisms-of-effort-intolerance-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-borderline-ejection-fraction
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Yan Topilsky, Zach Rozenbaum, Shafik Khoury, Gregg S Pressman, Yaniv Gura, Jack Sherez, Avi Man, Jason Shimiaie, Sanford Edwards, Joshua Berookhim, Thierry Le Tourneau, Amir Halkin, Simon Biner, Gad Keren, Galit Aviram
Combining echocardiography and cardiopulmonary stress testing allows noninvasive assessment of hemodynamics, and oxygen extraction (A-VO2 difference). We evaluated mechanisms of effort intolerance in patients with heart failure with borderline (40% to 49%) left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) (HF and Borderline Ejection fraction). We included 89 consecutive patients with HF and Borderline Ejection fraction (n = 25; 63.6 ± 14 years, 64% men), control subjects (n = 22), patients with HF with preserved EF (n = 26; EF ≥50%), and patients with HF with reduced EF (n = 16; <40%)...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878925/left-ventricular-deformation-at-rest-predicts-exercise-induced-elevation-in-pulmonary-artery-wedge-pressure-in-patients-with-unexplained-dyspnoea
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Tor Biering-Sørensen, Mário Santos, Jose Rivero, Shane D McCullough, Erin West, Alexander R Opotowsky, Aaron B Waxman, David M Systrom, Amil M Shah
AIMS: Impaired left ventricular (LV) deformation despite preserved LV ejection fraction (LVEF) is common and predicts outcomes in heart failure with preserved LVEF. We hypothesized that impaired LV deformation at rest is a marker of impaired cardiac systolic and diastolic reserve, and aimed to determine whether resting longitudinal (LS) and circumferential strain (CS) are associated with invasively measured haemodynamic response to exercise in patients with dyspnoea and a normal LVEF...
November 22, 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878628/global-deformation-parameters-response-to-exercise-in-adolescents-with-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Timur Mese, Baris Guven, Murat Muhtar Yilmazer, Mustafa Demirol, Şenay Çoban, Cem Karadeniz
Exercise stress echocardiography is rarely used in the follow-up of children with congenital heart disease following surgical repair. There are no data on global longitudinal strain (GLS) and global circumferential strain (GCS) during exercise in adolescents with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). The purpose of this prospective study was to investigate GLS and GCS using speckle tracking two-dimensional echocardiography (2D-STE) at rest and during exercise in adolescents with repaired TOF. Twenty patients with repaired TOF and 20 controls were included...
November 23, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875728/exercise-induced-pulmonary-hypertension-by-stress-echocardiography-prevalence-and-correlation-with-right-heart-hemodynamics
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Deepika Misra, Ante Kendes, Roxana Sulica, Blase Carabello
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of exercise-induced pulmonary hypertension (EIPH) in consecutive subjects referred for stress echocardiography for chest pain or shortness of breath and correlate echocardiographic diagnosis of EIPH with hemodynamics at right heart catheterization (RHC). BACKGROUND: Elevated pulmonary pressure can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. EIPH by ehocardiography has been described in patients with connective tissue disease...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873388/effects-of-sildenafil-on-cardiac-structure-and-function-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-and-health-related-quality-of-life-measures-in-heart-failure-patients-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-and-pulmonary-hypertension
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Licette C Y Liu, Yoran M Hummel, Peter van der Meer, Rolf M F Berger, Kevin Damman, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Adriaan A Voors, Elke S Hoendermis
AIMS: We recently showed that sildenafil did not improve pulmonary pressures and exercise capacity in a cohort of patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and predominantly postcapillary pulmonary hypertension. Here, we present the effects of sildenafil on cardiac structure and function, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, laboratory parameters and health-related quality of life measures. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty-two HFpEF patients with pulmonary hypertension (mean pulmonary artery pressure >25 mmHg; pulmonary artery wedge pressure >15 mmHg) were randomized to sildenafil 60 mg three times a day or placebo and treated for 12 weeks...
November 21, 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873174/prognostic-value-of-exercise-left-ventricular-end-systolic-volume-index-in-patients-with-asymptomatic-aortic-regurgitation-an-exercise-echocardiography-study
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Yukio Sato, Masaki Izumo, Kengo Suzuki, Seisyou Kou, Kihei Yoneyama, Maya Tsukahara, Kanako Teramoto, Keisuke Minami, Shingo Kuwata, Ryo Kamijima, Kei Mizukoshi, Akio Hayashi, Sachihiko Nobuoka, Eiji Ohtaki, Tomoo Harada, Yoshihiro J Akashi
BACKGROUND: Surgical timing of chronic aortic regurgitation (AR) remains a matter of debate because of limited data. This study assessed the prognostic value of exercise echocardiography in asymptomatic AR. METHODS: This prospective study included 60 consecutive asymptomatic patients with isolated moderate or severe AR (mean regurgitant volume 56.7 ± 11.8 ml) and preserved ejection fraction who underwent exercise echocardiography. The clinical outcomes were defined by the presence of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and the indication for aortic valve replacement (AVR) with class I or IIa classification in the current guidelines...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865723/mechanisms-of-effort-intolerance-in-patients-with-rheumatic-mitral-stenosis-combined-echocardiography-and-cardiopulmonary-stress%C3%A2-protocol
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Michal Laufer-Perl, Yaniv Gura, Jason Shimiaie, Jack Sherez, Gregg S Pressman, Galit Aviram, Simon Maltais, Ricki Megidish, Amir Halkin, Meirav Ingbir, Simon Biner, Gad Keren, Yan Topilsky
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate mechanisms of effort intolerance in patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS). BACKGROUND: Combined stress echocardiography and cardiopulmonary testing allows assessment of cardiac function, hemodynamics, and oxygen extraction (A-Vo2 difference). METHODS: Using semirecumbent bicycle exercise, 20 patients with rheumatic MS (valve area 1.36 ± 0.4 cm(2)) were compared to 20 control subjects at 4 pre-defined activity stages (rest, unloaded, anaerobic threshold, and peak)...
November 10, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865722/effect-of-sex-and-sporting-discipline-on-lv%C3%A2-adaptation-to-exercise
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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/27865641/canadian-cardiovascular-society-guidelines-on-perioperative-cardiac-risk-assessment-and-management-for-patients-who-undergo-noncardiac-surgery
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Emmanuelle Duceppe, Joel Parlow, Paul MacDonald, Kristin Lyons, Michael McMullen, Sadeesh Srinathan, Michelle Graham, Vikas Tandon, Kim Styles, Amal Bessissow, Daniel I Sessler, Gregory Bryson, P J Devereaux
The Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines Committee and key Canadian opinion leaders believed there was a need for up to date guidelines that used the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) system of evidence assessment for patients who undergo noncardiac surgery. Strong recommendations included: 1) measuring brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) or N-terminal fragment of proBNP (NT-proBNP) before surgery to enhance perioperative cardiac risk estimation in patients who are 65 years of age or older, are 45-64 years of age with significant cardiovascular disease, or have a Revised Cardiac Risk Index score ≥ 1; 2) against performing preoperative resting echocardiography, coronary computed tomography angiography, exercise or cardiopulmonary exercise testing, or pharmacological stress echocardiography or radionuclide imaging to enhance perioperative cardiac risk estimation; 3) against the initiation or continuation of acetylsalicylic acid for the prevention of perioperative cardiac events, except in patients with a recent coronary artery stent or who will undergo carotid endarterectomy; 4) against α2 agonist or β-blocker initiation within 24 hours before surgery; 5) withholding angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor and angiotensin II receptor blocker starting 24 hours before surgery; 6) facilitating smoking cessation before surgery; 7) measuring daily troponin for 48 to 72 hours after surgery in patients with an elevated NT-proBNP/BNP measurement before surgery or if there is no NT-proBNP/BNP measurement before surgery, in those who have a Revised Cardiac Risk Index score ≥1, age 45-64 years with significant cardiovascular disease, or age 65 years or older; and 8) initiating of long-term acetylsalicylic acid and statin therapy in patients who suffer myocardial injury/infarction after surgery...
October 4, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863355/changes-in-the-severity-of-aortic-regurgitation-at-peak-effort-during-exercise
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José Francisco Forteza Albertí, Marta Noris Mora, Andrés Carrillo López, Pere Pericàs, Lucía Pasamar Márquez, Francisco Javier Calderón Montero, Antonio Rodríguez Fernández
BACKGROUND: Chronic aortic regurgitation can be well tolerated for a long time. Some patients with normal ventricular function can even reach high levels of sporting performance. How the severity of regurgitation may change during exercise, however, is little known, although some studies suggest it diminishes. The present work examines, during exercise, the functional capacity, ventricular function, and regurgitation fraction (RF) in asymptomatic subjects with moderate or severe aortic regurgitation with preserved ejection fraction...
November 10, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856692/the-medium-term-effects-of-treatment-for-mild-aortic-recoarctation
#18
Camilla Grøndahl, Thais Almeida Lins Pedersen, Vibeke Elisabeth Hjortdal
OBJECTIVE: To assess medium-term effects of treatment for mild to moderate recoarctation in an adult population. DESIGN: We identified all patients who had coarctation repair between 1965 and 1985 in our institution. They were all (n = 156) invited to a thorough outpatient examination, which was accepted by 133. Eleven (median age 36 [28-53] years) were identified with isolated mild to moderate recoarctation and received reintervention. They comprise the patient population of the current study...
November 17, 2016: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852653/one-year-outcomes-after-transcatheter-insertion-of-an-interatrial-shunt-device-for-the-management-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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David M Kaye, Gerd Hasenfuß, Petr Neuzil, Martijn C Post, Robert Doughty, Jean-Noël Trochu, Adam Kolodziej, Ralf Westenfeld, Martin Penicka, Mark Rosenberg, Antony Walton, David Muller, Darren Walters, Jorg Hausleiter, Philip Raake, Mark C Petrie, Martin Bergmann, Guillaume Jondeau, Ted Feldman, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Piotr Ponikowski, Frank E Silvestry, Dan Burkhoff, Christopher Hayward
BACKGROUND: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction has a complex pathophysiology and remains a therapeutic challenge. Elevated left atrial pressure, particularly during exercise, is a key contributor to morbidity and mortality. Preliminary analyses have demonstrated that a novel interatrial septal shunt device that allows shunting to reduce the left atrial pressure provides clinical and hemodynamic benefit at 6 months. Given the chronicity of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, evidence of longer-term benefit is required...
December 2016: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846640/cardiac-stress-test-trends-among-us-patients-younger-than-65-years-2005-2012
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Vinay Kini, Fenton H McCarthy, Elias Dayoub, Steven M Bradley, Frederick A Masoudi, P Michael Ho, Peter W Groeneveld
Importance: After a period of rapid growth, use of cardiac stress testing has recently decreased among Medicare beneficiaries and in a large integrated health system. However, it is not known whether declines in cardiac stress testing are universal or are confined to certain populations. Objective: To determine trends in rates of cardiac stress testing among a large and diverse cohort of commercially insured patients. Design, Setting, and Participants: A serial cross-sectional study with time trends was conducted using administrative claims from all members aged 25 to 64 years belonging to a large, national managed care company from January 1, 2005, to December 31, 2012...
November 15, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
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