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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785884/morphological-changes-and-myocardial-function-assessed-by-traditional-and-novel-echocardiographic-methods-in-preadolescent-athlete-s-heart
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Anders W Bjerring, Hege Ew Landgraff, Svein Leirstein, Anette Aaeng, Hamza Z Ansari, Jørg Saberniak, Klaus Murbræch, Henrik Bruun, Thomas M Stokke, Kristina H Haugaa, Jostein Hallén, Thor Edvardsen, Sebastian I Sarvari
Background Athlete's heart is a term used to describe the morphological and functional changes in the hearts of athletes. Recent studies suggest that these changes may occur even in preadolescent athletes. This study aims to improve our understanding of the changes occurring in the preadolescent athlete's heart. Design and methods Cardiac morphology and function in 76 preadolescent cross-country skiers (aged 12.1 ± 0.2 years) were compared with 25 age-matched non-competing preadolescents. Echocardiography was performed in all subjects, including 2D speckle-tracking strain echocardiography and 3D echocardiography...
January 1, 2018: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784576/normal-values-and-growth-related-changes-of-left-ventricular-volumes-stress-and-strain-in-healthy-children-measured-by-3-dimensional-echocardiography
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Joseph D Kuebler, Sunil Ghelani, David M Williams, Meena Nathan, Gerald Marx, Steven D Colan, David M Harrild
Normal pediatric values of three-dimensional (3D) left ventricular (LV) volumes and strain are not well established; moreover, no reports exist of the stress-strain relation and the heart rate-corrected velocity of circumferential fiber shortening (VCFc) based upon 3D imaging in children. Three-dimensional LV datasets were obtained in pediatric patients (≤18 years of age) with structurally normal hearts. Ventricular volumes and strain components (longitudinal, GLS; circumferential, GCS; and 3D strain, 3DS) were analyzed using a commercial 3D speckle-tracking analysis package...
April 24, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780143/improvement-of-the-left-ventricular-function-after-tricuspid-valve-plasty-for-traumatic-tricuspid-regurgitation
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Taiji Okada, Kaori Mogi, Akihiro Endo, Hiroyuki Yoshitomi, Teiji Oda, Kazuaki Tanabe
Traumatic tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is a rare cardiovascular complication in chest trauma. Changes in the left ventricle (LV) function after operation are unclear. A 61-year-old woman who had been involved in a traffic accident 1 month earlier presented with exertional dyspnea. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) showed severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR) accompanied by LV dysfunction due to anterior leaflet prolapse with papillary muscle rupture. After tricuspid plasty, the LV function improved, as evidenced by TTE and speckle tracking echocardiography...
May 18, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774187/multimodality-imaging-for-the-quantitative-assessment-of-mitral-regurgitation
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REVIEW
Pei G Chew, Katrina Bounford, Sven Plein, Dominik Schlosshan, John P Greenwood
The natural history of mitral regurgitation (MR) results in significant morbidity and mortality. Innovations in non-invasive imaging have provided new insights into the pathophysiology and quantification of MR, in addition to early detection of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and prognostic assessment in asymptomatic patients. Transthoracic (TTE) and transesophageal (TOE) echocardiography are the mainstay for diagnosis, assessment and serial surveillance. However, the advance from 2D to 3D imaging leads to improved assessment and characterization of mitral valve (MV) disease...
April 2018: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770913/diagnostic-value-of-myocardial-deformation-pattern-in-children-with-noncompaction-cardiomyopathy
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Putri Yubbu, Hythem M Nawaytou, Renzo Calderon-Anyosa, Anirban Banerjee
The current echocardiographic diagnostic criteria for noncompaction cardiomyopathy (NCC) have variable sensitivity and low specificity. Moreover, there are limited data on the use of myocardial deformation imaging for early detection of myocardial dysfunction in children with NCC. We describe left ventricular (LV) deformation patterns in children with NCC, with the goal of identifying a potential diagnostic pattern. We prospectively enrolled 30 children with NCC (47% male; mean age 7.2 years) and 30 age- and gender-matched controls...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769030/in-silico-simulation-of-liver-crack-detection-using-ultrasonic-shear-wave-imaging
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Erwei Nie, Jiao Yu, Debaditya Dutta, Yanying Zhu
BACKGROUND: Liver trauma is an important source of morbidity and mortality worldwide. A timely detection and precise evaluation of traumatic liver injury and the bleeding site is necessary. There is a need to develop better imaging modalities of hepatic injuries to increase the sensitivity of ultrasonic imaging techniques for sites of hemorrhage caused by cracks. In this study, we conduct an in silico simulation of liver crack detection and delineation using an ultrasonic shear wave imaging (USWI) based method...
May 16, 2018: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766272/blood-pressure-is-normal-but-is-the-heart
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Serkan Fazlı Çelik, Cemşit Karakurt, Yılmaz Tabel, Taner Elmas, Saim Yoloğlu
BACKGROUND: There is no detailed strain analysis of cardiac functions in treated hypertensive pediatric patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cardio-protective effects of different drug classes in treated pediatric hypertensive patients. METHODS: Sixty non-obese-treated hypertensive patients with preserved left ventricular (LV) systolic function and 45 age-, sex-, and body mass index-matched healthy subjects underwent clinical evaluation, including 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, standard echocardiographic examination, tissue Doppler imaging, and two-dimensional Speckle Tracking Echocardiography...
May 15, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759782/regional-left-ventricular-electrical-activation-and-peak-contraction-are-closely-related-in-candidates-for-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Masih Mafi-Rad, Jetske Van't Sant, Yuri Blaauw, Pieter A Doevendans, Maarten J Cramer, Harry J Crijns, Frits W Prinzen, Mathias Meine, Kevin Vernooy
OBJECTIVES: This study determined the relationship between the timing of left ventricular (LV) electrical activation and peak contraction at potential LV pacing locations in candidates for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). BACKGROUND: Targeting the LV lead to the region of latest electrical activation or the segment of latest peak contraction has both been shown to improve CRT response. Whether these regions correspond within CRT patients is uncertain. METHODS: Twenty-eight consecutive CRT candidates underwent intraprocedural coronary venous electroanatomic mapping using EnSite NavX...
August 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756685/evaluation-of-right-ventricular-myocardial-strains-by-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-after-percutaneous-device-closure-of-atrial-septal-defects-in-children
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Qiuqin Xu, Ling Sun, Wanping Zhou, Yunjia Tang, Yueyue Ding, Jie Huang, Hui Wang, Cui Hou, Haitao Lv
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to clarify the influence of the ASD closure by occluder device on right ventricular acute and long-term changes in longitudinal systolic strains, by evaluating right ventricular wall deformation in children using speckle tracking echocardiography (STE). METHODS AND MATERIALS: We enrolled 30 children with ASDs and 40 controls in our study. The Amplatzer atrial defect occluder was used to close the ASDs. Transthoracic echocardiographic examinations were performed at 3 points in time: the day before closure, 1 day after closure, and 3 months after closure...
May 14, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756381/myocardial-multilayer-strain-does-not-provide-additional-value-for-detection-of-myocardial-viability-assessed-by-spect-imaging-over-and-beyond-standard-strain
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Elisabeth Orloff, Pauline Fournier, Frédéric Bouisset, Thomas Moine, Maxime Cournot, Meyer Elbaz, Didier Carrié, Michel Galinier, Olivier Lairez, Thomas Cognet
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the value of multilayer strain analysis to the assessment of myocardial viability (MV) through the comparison of both speckle tracking echocardiography and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging. We also intended to determine which segmental longitudinal strain (LS) cutoff value would be optimal to discriminate viable myocardium. METHODS: We included 47 patients (average age: 61 ± 11 years) referred to our cardiac imaging center for MV evaluation...
May 14, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752393/cardiac-structural-remodeling-longitudinal-systolic-strain-and-torsional-mechanics-in-lean-and-nonlean-dysglycemic-chinese-adults
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Jiun-Lu Lin, Kuo-Tzu Sung, Cheng-Huang Su, Tzu-Hsun Chou, Chi-In Lo, Jui-Peng Tsai, Shun-Chuan Chang, Yau-Huei Lai, Kuang-Chun Hu, Chia-Yuan Liu, Chun-Ho Yun, Chung-Lieh Hung, Hung-I Yeh, Carolyn S P Lam
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus and pre-diabetes mellitus are associated with lower body mass indices and increased risk of cardiovascular events (including heart failure) at lower glucose thresholds in Chinese compared with Western cohorts. However, the extent of cardiac remodeling and regulation on cardiac mechanics in lean and nonlean dysglycemic Chinese adults is understudied. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 3950 asymptomatic Chinese (aged 49.7±10.7 years; 65% male; body mass index: 24...
May 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750229/left-ventricular-twist-before-and-after-haemodialysis-an-analysis-using-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Anthony Yip, Saraladevi Naicker, Ferande Peters, Elena Libhaber, Nirvathi Maharaj, Mduduzi Mashabane, Mohammed Rafique Essop
BACKGROUND: The most commonly used parameter of cardiac function in the chronic kidney disease (CKD) patient is ejection fraction (EF), using transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). EF is a highly load-dependent measurement, which varies considerably in CKD patients undergoing haemodialysis. The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate a novel measure of myocardial function, left ventricular twist, which is defined as the 'wringing action of the heart', using speckletracking echocardiography in CKD patients before and after haemodialysis...
April 20, 2018: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749652/evolution-of-echocardiography-in-subclinical-detection-of-cancer-therapy-related-cardiac-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Rohit Moudgil, Saamir Hassan, Nicolas Palaskas, Juan Lopez-Mattei, Jose Banchs, Syed Wamique Yusuf
Cancer therapies have resulted in increased survivorship in oncological patients. However, the benefits have been marred by the development of premature cardiovascular disease. The current definition outlines measurement of ejection fraction as a mean to diagnose cancer therapeutic-related cardiac dysfunction (CTRCD); however, up to 58% of the patients do not regain their cardiac function after the CTRCD diagnosis, despite therapeutic interventions. Therefore, there has been a growing interest in the markers for early myocardial changes (ie, changes with normal left ventricular ejection fraction [LVEF]) that may predict the development of subsequent left ventricular ejection fraction reduction or progression to heart failure...
May 11, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749646/left-and-right-ventricular-morphology-and-function-in-athletes-with-elevated-pulmonary-systolic-arterial-pressure
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Oana Mirea, Oana M Corîci, Octavian Istrătoaie, Ionuț Donoiu, Maria Iancău, Constantin Militaru
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to evaluate the prevalence and potential impact of elevated pulmonary arterial systolic pressure (PASP) on left and right cardiac morphology and function in young elite athletes. METHODS: In total, 85 professional athletes (40 endurance, 20 strength, and 25 mixed training, mean age 17.8 ± 4.0) and 50 sedentary controls (mean age 18.6 ± 3.3) underwent transthoracic echocardiographic examination. Two-dimensional measurements of the right (RV) and left ventricle (LV) were obtained...
May 11, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749645/right-ventricular-dyssynchrony-and-its-improvements-after-pulmonary-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Batur Kanar, Beste Ozben, Elif Yıldırım, İpek Ozmen, Rüya Aydin
PURPOSE: Whether pathologic alterations of right ventricle (RV) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affect intra- and interventricular dyssynchrony due to changes in mechanical activation of the septum and RV is unclear. The aim of this study was to determine mechanical activation and its changes after pulmonary rehabilitation program (PRP) with speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) in COPD patients. METHODS: After the exclusion of 15 patients due to poor echogenicity and 5 patients not tolerating PRP out of 69 consecutive COPD patients undergoing PRP, the remaining 49 patients and 41 healthy subjects were enrolled...
May 11, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748699/longitudinal-deformation-of-the-right-ventricle-in-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-a-comparative-study-of-2d-feature-tracking-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-2d-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Mona Salehi Ravesh, Carsten Rickers, Finn Jonathan Bannert, David Hautemann, Abdullah Al Bulushi, Dominik Daniel Gabbert, Philip Wegner, Eva Kis, Jan Hinnerk Hansen, Michaeal Jerosch-Herold, H-H Kramer, Jana Logoteta
In hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), long-term outcome is closely related to right ventricular function. Echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are routinely used for functional assessment. MRI 2D-tissue feature tracking (2D-FT) allows quantification of myocardial deformation but has not yet been applied to HLHS patients. We sought to investigate the feasibility of this technique and to compare the results to 2D-speckle tracking echocardiography (2D-STE). In routine MRI 2D anatomical four chamber view, cine images were recorded in 55 HLHS patients (median age 4...
May 10, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744921/value-of-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-for-prediction-of-stroke-risk-in-atrial-fibrillation-time-to-spare-a-stare-outside-the-box
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EDITORIAL
Samir Kanti Saha, Anatoli Kiotsekoglou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 9, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744621/carotid-artery-intima-media-thickness-measurement-in-children-with-normal-and-increased-body-mass-index-a-comparison-of-three-techniques
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Ramy El Jalbout, Guy Cloutier, Marie-Hélène Roy Cardinal, Mélanie Henderson, Chantale Lapierre, Gilles Soulez, Josée Dubois
BACKGROUND: Common carotid artery intima-media thickness is a marker of subclinical atherosclerosis. In children, increased intima-media thickness is associated with obesity and the risk of cardiovascular events in adulthood. OBJECTIVE: To compare intima-media thickness measurements using B-mode ultrasound, radiofrequency (RF) echo tracking, and RF speckle probability distribution in children with normal and increased body mass index (BMI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively measured intima-media thickness in 120 children randomly selected from two groups of a longitudinal cohort: normal BMI and increased BMI, defined by BMI ≥85th percentile for age and gender...
May 9, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743413/quantitative-differentiation-of-lv-myocardium-with-and-without-layer-specific-fibrosis-using-mri-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-and-layer-specific-strain-tte-analysis
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Nobusada Funabashi, Hiroyuki Takaoka, Koya Ozawa, Tomoko Kamata, Masae Uehara, Issei Komuro, Yoshio Kobayashi
To achieve further risk stratification in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients, we localized and quantified layer-specific LVM fibrosis on MRI in HCM patients using regional layer-specific peak longitudinal strain (PLS) and peak circumferential strain (PCS) in LV myocardium (LVM) on speckle tracking transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). A total of 18 HCM patients (14 males; 58 ± 17 years) underwent 1.5T-MRI and TTE. PLS and PCS in each layer of the LVM (endocardium, epicardium, and whole-layer myocardium) were calculated for 17 AHA-defined lesions...
May 9, 2018: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741807/genetically-determined-pattern-of-left-ventricular-function-in-normal-and-hypertensive-hearts
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Attila Kovács, Andrea Ágnes Molnár, Márton Kolossváry, Bálint Szilveszter, Alexisz Panajotu, Bálint Károly Lakatos, Levente Littvay, Ádám Domonkos Tárnoki, Dávid László Tárnoki, Szilard Voros, György Jermendy, Partho P Sengupta, Béla Merkely, Pál Maurovich-Horvat
We sought to assess the inheritance of left ventricular (LV) function using speckle-tracking echocardiography and the impact of hypertension on modifying the genetically determined pattern of contraction in a population of twins. We recruited 92 Caucasian twin pairs, including 74 hypertensive (HTN) siblings. Beyond standard echocardiographic protocol, a speckle-tracking analysis was performed, including global longitudinal strain (GLS). Systolic function, as assessed by ejection fraction, showed moderate heritability (61%); however, GLS showed higher and dominant heritability (75%)...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
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