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Non-invasive cardiac monitoring

Lydia M Le Page, Daniel R Ball, Vicky Ball, Michael S Dodd, Jack J Miller, Lisa C Heather, Damian J Tyler
Understanding and assessing diabetic metabolism is vital for monitoring disease progression and improving treatment of patients. In vivo assessments, using MRI and MRS, provide non-invasive and accurate measurements, and the development of hyperpolarized (13) C spectroscopy in particular has been demonstrated to provide valuable metabolic data in real time. Until now, studies have focussed on individual organs. However, diabetes is a systemic disease affecting multiple tissues in the body. Therefore, we have developed a technique to simultaneously measure metabolism in both the heart and liver during a single acquisition...
October 25, 2016: NMR in Biomedicine
Paul R Territo, Amanda A Riley, Brian P McCarthy, Gary D Hutchins
Recent advancements in PET instrumentation have made the non-invasive assessment of cardiovascular function in small animals a reality. The majority of small animal PET systems use stationary detector gantries, thus affording high temporal resolution imaging of cardiac function. Systems designed to maximize spatial resolution and detection sensitivity employing rotating gantry designs are suboptimal when high temporal resolution imaging is needed. To overcome this limitation, the current work developed a novel view-sharing data analysis scheme suitable for dynamic cardiac PET imaging using (18)F-NaF as the tracer and tracer kinetic model analysis...
December 2016: EJNMMI Physics
Jing Men, Yongyang Huang, Jitendra Solanki, Xianxu Zeng, Aneesh Alex, Jason Jerwick, Zhan Zhang, Rudolph E Tanzi, Airong Li, Chao Zhou
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a promising research tool for brain imaging and developmental biology. Serving as a three-dimensional optical biopsy technique, OCT provides volumetric reconstruction of brain tissues and embryonic structures with micrometer resolution and video rate imaging speed. Functional OCT enables label-free monitoring of hemodynamic and metabolic changes in the brain in vitro and in vivo in animal models. Due to its non-invasiveness nature, OCT enables longitudinal imaging of developing specimens in vivo without potential damage from surgical operation, tissue fixation and processing, and staining with exogenous contrast agents...
July 2016: IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Saulius Sadauskas, Albinas Naudžiūnas, Alvydas Unikauskas, Edita Mašanauskienė, Giedrė Bakšytė, Andrius Macas
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) accounts for about 5% of all causes of urgent hospital admissions, and the overall mortality of HF patients within 1 year after hospitalization is 17-45%. Transthoracic impedance cardiography (ICG) is a safe, non-invasive diagnostic technique that helps to detect various parameters that define different cardiac functions. The aim of this study was to investigate the value of ICG parameters in patients hospitalized due to HF flare-ups. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 60 patients (24 women and 36 men) who were admitted to intensive care units because of an acute episode of HF without signs of myocardial infarction...
October 9, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Dimuthu Vinayagam, Sophie Bowe, Elaine Sheehan, Basky Thilaganathan, Asma Khalil
BACKGROUND: Due to the importance of cardiovascular dysfunction and advances in the development and use of non-invasive cardiac output (CO) monitoring devices, there is a growing interest in their use in the obstetric population. The aim of this study was to compare two commercially available, non-invasive CO monitors in the assessment of heart rate (HR), stroke volume (SV), CO, cardiac index (CI) and total peripheral resistance (TPR) in an obstetric population. METHODS: This was a prospective, comparative study including two groups...
October 6, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
David R Busch, Craig G Rusin, Wanda Miller-Hance, Kathy Kibler, Wesley B Baker, Jeffrey S Heinle, Charles D Fraser, Arjun G Yodh, Daniel J Licht, Kenneth M Brady
While survival of children with complex congenital heart defects has improved in recent years, roughly half suffer neurological deficits suspected to be related to cerebral ischemia. Here we report the first demonstration of optical diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS) for continuous and non-invasive monitoring of cerebral microvascular blood flow during complex human neonatal or cardiac surgery. Comparison between DCS and Doppler ultrasound flow measurements during deep hypothermia, circulatory arrest, and rewarming were in good agreement...
September 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
Eleni Korompoki, Angela Del Giudice, Steffi Hillmann, Uwe Malzahn, David J Gladstone, Peter Heuschmann, Roland Veltkamp
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The detection rate of atrial fibrillation has not been studied specifically in transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients although extrapolation from ischemic stroke may be inadequate. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the rate of newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation using different methods of ECG monitoring in TIA. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was performed following a pre-specified protocol the PRISMA statement...
September 28, 2016: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
Mojtaba Jafari Tadi, Eero Lehtonen, Tero Hurnanen, Juho Koskinen, Jonas Eriksson, Mikko Pänkäälä, Mika Teräs, Tero Koivisto
Heart rate monitoring helps in assessing the functionality and condition of the cardiovascular system. We present a new real-time applicable approach for estimating beat-to-beat time intervals and heart rate in seismocardiograms acquired from a tri-axial microelectromechanical accelerometer. Seismocardiography (SCG) is a non-invasive method for heart monitoring which measures the mechanical activity of the heart. Measuring true beat-to-beat time intervals from SCG could be used for monitoring of the heart rhythm, for heart rate variability analysis and for many other clinical applications...
September 28, 2016: Physiological Measurement
D Vinayagam, O Patey, B Thilaganthan, A Khalil
INTRODUCTION: There is a paucity of data regarding the accuracy, reliability and reproducibility of non-invasive cardiac output monitors in pregnancy. The aim of this study was to compare cardiac output estimations obtained by USCOM® against those obtained by 2-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). METHODS: Prospective, observational study in which 114 healthy pregnant and postpartum women had haemodynamic indices obtained by USCOM® and TTE. Accuracy and precision statistics (Bland Altman analysis) are presented as bias, precision, 95% limits of agreement (LOA) and mean percentage difference (MPD)...
August 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
D Vinayagam, Juan Gutierrez, J Binder, B Thilaganathan, A Khalil
BACKGROUND: The increase in the prevalence of and the adverse risks to both mother and foetus associated with maternal obesity is a global concern. The adverse cardiovascular risk associated with obesity is well-known, however, there is a paucity of data assessing central haemodynamics in class 3 (morbid) obesity (BMI440 kg/m(2)) during pregnancy. OBJECTIVE: To compare the haemodynamic profile in women with class 3 maternal obesity against those with a normal BMI (20-30 kg/m(2)), using ultrasound-based, non-invasive haemodynamic monitoring...
August 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
D Vinayagam, S Bampoe, B Thilaganathan, A Khalil
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative haemodynamic monitoring is carried out in high-risk surgical patients, often using invasive methods, including pulmonary artery catheterisation. Early goal-directed therapy in high-risk surgical patients reduces tissue hypoxia, organ failure and improves outcomes. Significant maternal morbidity arises as a result of perioperative haemorrhage. At present, heart rate and brachial blood pressure are used as proxy markers to aid in fluid resuscitation, however, we know that these exhibit minimal change during early stages of shock, and are poor indicators of the adequacy of therapeutic intervention...
August 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
D Vinayagam, O Patey, B Thilaganthan, A Khalil
INTRODUCTION: There is a paucity of data regarding the accuracy, reliability and reproducibility of non-invasive cardiac output monitors in pregnancy. The aim of this study was to compare cardiac output estimations obtained by USCOM® against those obtained by two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). METHODS: Prospective, observational study in which 114 healthy pregnant and postpartum women had haemodynamic indices obtained by USCOM® and TTE. Accuracy and precision statistics (Bland Altman analysis) are presented as bias, precision, 95% limits of agreement (LOA) and mean percentage difference (MPD)...
August 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Anisiia Doytchinova, Jonathan L Hassel, Yuan Yuan, Hongbo Lin, Dechun Yin, David Adams, Susan Straka, Keith Wright, Kimberly Smith, David Wagner, Changyu Shen, Vicenta Salanova, Chad Meshberger, Lan S Chen, John C Kincaid, Arthur C Coffey, Gang Wu, Yan Li, Richard J Kovacs, Thomas H Everett, Ronald Victor, Yong-Mei Cha, Shien-Fong Lin, Peng-Sheng Chen
BACKGROUND: Sympathetic nerve activity is important to cardiac arrhythmogenesis. OBJECTIVES: (1) To develop a method for simultaneous noninvasive recording of skin sympathetic nerve activity (SKNA) and electrocardiogram (ECG) using conventional ECG electrodes. (2) This method (neuECG) can be used to adequately estimate the sympathetic tone. METHODS: We recorded neuECG signals from the skin in 56 human subjects. The signals were low pass filtered to show the ECG and high pass filtered to show nerve activity...
September 23, 2016: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
P Schraverus, M M Kuijpers, J Coumou, C A Boly, C Boer, S van Kralingen
Morbidly obese patients are at increased risk of intra-operative haemodynamic instability, which may necessitate intensive monitoring. Non-invasive monitoring is increasingly used to measure cardiac output; however, it is unknown whether the weight-based algorithm utilised in these devices is applicable to patients with morbid obesity. We compared the level of agreement and trending ability of non-invasive cardiac output measurements (Nexfin(®) ) with the gold-standard thermodilution technique in 30 morbidly obese patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery...
September 26, 2016: Anaesthesia
Mingwu Gao, William C Rose, Barry Fetics, David A Kass, Chen-Huan Chen, Ramakrishna Mukkamala
Generalized transfer functions (GTFs) are available to compute the more relevant central blood pressure (BP) waveform from a more easily measured radial BP waveform. However, GTFs are population averages and therefore may not adapt to variations in pulse pressure (PP) amplification (ratio of radial to central PP). A simple adaptive transfer function (ATF) was developed. First, the transfer function is defined in terms of the wave travel time and reflection coefficient parameters of an arterial model. Then, the parameters are estimated from the radial BP waveform by exploiting the observation that central BP waveforms exhibit exponential diastolic decays...
2016: Scientific Reports
Sabri Soussi, Benjamin Deniau, Axelle Ferry, Charlotte Levé, Mourad Benyamina, Véronique Maurel, Maïté Chaussard, Brigitte Le Cam, Alice Blet, Maurice Mimoun, Jêrome Lambert, Marc Chaouat, Alexandre Mebazaa, Matthieu Legrand
BACKGROUND: Impact of early systemic hemodynamic alterations and fluid resuscitation on outcome in the modern burn care remains controversial. We investigate the association between acute-phase systemic hemodynamics, timing of fluid resuscitation and outcome in critically ill burn patients. METHODS: Retrospective, single-center cohort study was conducted in a university hospital. Forty critically ill burn patients with total body surface area (TBSA) burn-injured >20 % with invasive blood pressure and cardiac output monitoring (transpulmonary thermodilution technique) within 8 h from trauma were included...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
Su Ryon Shin, Yu Shrike Zhang, Duck-Jin Kim, Ahmad Manbohi, Huseyin Avci, Antonia Silvestri, Julio Aleman, Ning Hu, Tugba Kilic, Wendy Keung, Martina Righi, Pribpandao Assawes, Hani A Alhadrami, Ronald A Li, Mehmet R Dokmeci, Ali Khademhosseini
Continual monitoring of secreted biomarkers from organ-on-a-chip models is desired to understand their responses to drug exposure in a noninvasive manner. To achieve this goal, analytical methods capable of monitoring trace amounts of secreted biomarkers are of particular interest. However, a majority of existing biosensing techniques suffer from limited sensitivity, selectivity, stability, and require large working volumes, especially when cell culture medium is involved, which usually contains a plethora of nonspecific binding proteins and interfering compounds...
October 4, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
Ismaheel Lawal, Mike Sathekge
INTRODUCTION: Inflammation forms an important core of the aetiopathogenic process involved in many diseases affecting the heart and the blood vessels. These diseases include infections as well as inflammatory non-infectious cardiovascular conditions. The common feature of this is invasion of the heart or blood vessel by inflammatory cells. F-18 2-fluoro 2-deoxy-D glucose (FDG) is an analogue of glucose and like glucose it is taken up by activated inflammatory cells that accumulate at the site of infection...
September 10, 2016: British Medical Bulletin
Frederic Michard
Many mobile phone or tablet applications have been designed to control cardiovascular risk factors (obesity, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, diabetes and hypertension) or to optimize treatment adherence. Some have been shown to be useful but the long-term benefits remain to be demonstrated. Digital stethoscopes make easier the interpretation of abnormal heart sounds, and the development of pocket-sized echo machines may quickly and significantly expand the use of ultrasounds. Daily home monitoring of pulmonary artery pressures with wireless implantable sensors has been shown to be associated with a significant decrease in hospital readmissions for heart failure...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
Thomas Freidl, Nariae Baik, Gerhard Pichler, Bernhard Schwaberger, Barbara Zingerle, Alexander Avian, Berndt Urlesberger
BACKGROUND: Substantial haemodynamic changes occur during the first minutes after birth. Currently, only heart rate (HR) and arterial oxygen saturation are routinely used to monitor haemodynamic transition after birth. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to continuously assess haemodynamic changes during transition in term infants for the first time by using electrical velocimetry (EV), a new method of non-invasive cardiac output monitoring (NICOM), based on impedance cardiography technology...
August 17, 2016: Neonatology
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