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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741438/bilateral-arteriovenous-shunts-as-a-method-for-evaluating-tissue-engineered-vascular-grafts-in-large-animal-models
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Chin Siang Ong, Takuma Fukunishi, Rui Han Liu, Kevin Nelson, Huaitao Zhang, Elizabeth Wieczorek, McKenna Palmieri, Yukie Ueyama, Erin Ferris, Gail E Geist, Bradley L Youngblood, Jed Johnson, Narutoshi Hibino
There remains a need for large animal models to evaluate tissue engineered vascular grafts (TEVGs) under arterial pressure to provide preclinical data for future potential human clinical trials. We present a comprehensive method for the interrogation of TEVGs, using an ovine bilateral arteriovenous shunt implantation model. Our results demonstrate that this method can be performed safely without complications, specifically acute heart failure, steal syndrome, and hypoxic brain injury and is a viable experimental paradigm...
July 25, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734084/thrombolysis-for-pulmonary-embolism-using-the-superficial-veins-of-the-upper-extremity
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Joseph Kusick, Judd Salamat, Kintur Sanghvi
This report describes a novel approach of accessing the superficial veins of the upper extremity for the treatment of pulmonary emboli (PE) with an ultrasound enhanced thrombolytic infusion catheter. In a patient suffering from saddle PE and impending right heart failure, separate basilic and cephalic venous access sites in the right arm were utilized to insert EKOS EndoWave Infusion Catheter (EKOS Corporation, Bothell, WA) insertion in each pulmonary artery (PA). This technique could be advantageous, particularly for patients at high risk for access site complications and those unable to lie supine for prolonged duration of infusion therapy...
July 22, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712813/factors-affecting-operative-time-and-outcome-of-carotid-endarterectomy-in-the-vascular-quality-initiative
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Jennifer L Perri, Brian W Nolan, Philip P Goodney, Randall R DeMartino, Benjamin S Brooke, Shipra Arya, Mark F Conrad, Jack L Cronenwett
OBJECTIVE: Prior studies have suggested a relationship between operative (Op) time and outcome after major vascular procedures. This study analyzed factors associated with Op time and outcome after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) registry. METHODS: Elective, primary CEAs without high anatomic risk or concomitant procedures from 2012 to 2015 in the VQI were analyzed (N = 26,327, performed by 1188 surgeons from 249 centers). Multivariable analysis was used to identify patient, procedure, and surgeon factors associated with Op time and major adverse events (MAEs), categorized as either technical (ipsilateral stroke, cranial nerve injury, reoperation) or cardiac (myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, dysrhythmia requiring treatment, surgical site infection, and death)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687127/-heart-failure-and-nursing-homes
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Ouarda Aissat-Bessalem, Véronique François Fasille
Heart failure is a very common condition in elderly people, particularly those living away from home, in institutional care. The main objective of a study was to find out whether patients with heart failure admitted to a nursing home benefit or not from the same ultrasound assessment as the general population. The secondary objective was to analyse the management of residents with heart failure living in institutional care.
July 2017: Soins. Gérontologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673328/effect-of-a-6-month-pedometer-based-walking-intervention-on-functional-capacity-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-with-reduced-hfref-and-with-preserved-hfpef-ejection-fraction-study-protocol-for-two-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trials
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Tomas Vetrovsky, Michal Siranec, Jiri Parenica, Martin Griva, Jiri Stastny, Jan Precek, Radek Pelouch, Vaclav Bunc, Ales Linhart, Jan Belohlavek
BACKGROUND: Regular physical activity is recommended for patients with chronic heart failure to improve their functional capacity, and walking is a popular, effective, and safe form of physical activity. Pedometers have shown potential to increase the amount of walking across a range of chronic diseases, but it is unknown whether a pedometer-based intervention improves functional capacity and neurohumoral modulation in heart failure patients. METHODS: Two multicenter randomized controlled trials will be conducted in parallel: one in patients with chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), the other in patients with chronic heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF)...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669108/novel-genetic-variants-in-bag3-and-tnnt2-in-a-swedish-family-with-a-history-of-dilated-cardiomyopathy-and-sudden-cardiac-death
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Eva Fernlund, A Wålinder Österberg, E Kuchinskaya, M Gustafsson, K Jansson, C Gunnarsson
Familial dilated cardiomyopathy is a rare cause of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), especially in childhood. Our aim was to describe the clinical course and the genetic variants in a family where the proband was a four-month-old infant presenting with respiratory problems due to DCM. In the family, there was a strong family history of DCM and sudden cardiac death in four generations. DNA was analyzed initially from the deceased girl using next-generation sequencing including 50 genes involved in cardiomyopathy...
July 1, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657494/interaction-of-renal-failure-and-dyslipidaemia-in-the-development-of-calcific-aortic-valve-disease-in-rats
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Kris Gillis, Bram Roosens, Gezim Bala, Isabel Remory, Sophie Hernot, Philippe Delvenne, Fabienne Mestrez, Steven Droogmans, Bernard Cosyns
OBJECTIVE: Calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) is currently the most common heart valve disease worldwide and is known to be an active process. Both renal failure and dyslipidaemia are considered to be promoting factors for the development of valvular calcifications. The aim of this study is to prospectively evaluate the respective contribution and interaction of renal failure and dyslipidaemia on CAVD in a rat model, using echocardiography and compared with histology. METHODS AND RESULTS: Sixty-eight male Wistar rats were prospectively divided in eight groups, each fed a different diet to induce renal failure alone and combined with hyperlipidaemia or hypercholesterolemia...
June 28, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656711/left-atrial-compression-with-acute-heart-failure-caused-by-esophageal-bolus
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Stefano Maffè, Anna Maria Paino, Paola Paffoni, Luca Bergamasco, Pierfranco Dellavesa, Franco Zenone, Lorenzo Cucchi, Lara Baduena, Nicolò Franchetti Pardo, Umberto Parravicini
We report a case of left atrial extrinsic compression caused by an esophageal food bolus in a patient presenting with acute heart failure. Transthoracic echocardiography along with contrast-enhanced CT showed evidence of esophageal dilation producing left atrial compression. Esophageal endoscopy and fragmentation of the bolus, allowing the accumulated food to descend into the stomach, produced a rapid improvement of hemodynamic and clinical status. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound, 2017.
June 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648650/planning-execution-and-follow-up-for-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair-using-a-highly-restrictive-iodinated-contrast-protocol-in-patients-with-severe-renal-disease
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E Gallitto, G L Faggioli, M Gargiulo, A Freyrie, R Pini, C Mascoli, S Ancetti, V Vento, A Stella
BACKGROUND: The cumulative amount of iodinated-contrast-medium necessary for EVAR planning, operative procedure and subsequent follow-up is a threat for the onset of end stage renal disease in patients with pre-operative impaired kidney function. Purpose of this study is to describe a mini-invasive approach aimed to minimize the exposure of these patients to iodinated-contrast-medium and the subsequent risk of renal function worsening. METHODS: From 2012 to 2015, all patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) at high-surgical risk and fit for standard endovascular repair (simple aortic-iliac anatomy: proximal and distal neck length ≥15mm, no severe angulation), underwent EVAR through the following "near-zero contrast" approach, if their glomerular filtration rate (GFR) was <30 mL/min: pre-operative planning was performed by non-contrast enhanced computed tomography (CT) and duplex-ultrasound (DU); the origin of renal/hypogastric arteries and aortic bifurcation was evaluated and matched with vertebral bone landmarks and the endograft deployed accordingly, using < 20cc of isotonic iodinate-contrast-medium and contrast-enhancement-DU (CEUS)...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643891/direct-comparison-of-high-temporal-resolution-cine-mri-with-doppler-ultrasound-for-assessment-of-diastolic-dysfunction-in-mice
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Thomas A Roberts, Anthony N Price, Laurence H Jackson, Valerie Taylor, Anna L David, Mark F Lythgoe, Daniel J Stuckey
Diastolic dysfunction is a sensitive early indicator of heart failure and can provide additional data to conventional measures of systolic function. Transmitral Doppler ultrasound, which measures the one-dimensional flow of blood through the mitral valve, is currently the preferred method for the measurement of diastolic function, but the measurement of the left ventricular volume changes using high-temporal-resolution cinematic magnetic resonance imaging (CINE MRI) is an alternative approach which is emerging as a potentially more robust and user-independent technique...
June 23, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631156/diagnosis-of-secondary-pulmonary-lymphangiectasia-in-congenital-heart-disease-a-novel-role-for-chest-ultrasound-and-prognostic-implications
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Christopher Z Lam, Tanmay Anant Bhamare, Tamadhir Gazzaz, David Manson, Tilman Humpl, Mike Seed
BACKGROUND: Secondary pulmonary lymphangiectasia is a complication of congenital heart disease that results from chronic pulmonary venous obstruction. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the performance of chest ultrasound (US) in diagnosing secondary pulmonary lymphangiectasia and to review the clinical course of children with secondary pulmonary lymphangiectasia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Chest US was performed on 26 children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, total anomalous pulmonary venous connection or cor triatriatum in a prospective observational study...
June 19, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630605/xinfuli-granule-improves-post-myocardial-infarction-ventricular-remodeling-and-myocardial-fibrosis-in-rats-by-regulating-tgf-%C3%AE-smads-signaling-pathway
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Jie Ma, Zhi-Yuan Li, Xiao-Peng Liang, Cai-Xia Guo, Pei-Pei Lu, Li-Hong Ma
BACKGROUND: Recent clinical and experimental studies have confirmed the effects of Xinfuli Granule (XG), a compound Chinese medicine in the prevention and treatment of heart failure (HF). This study aimed to investigate the effects and the mechanisms of XG on ventricular reconstruction in rats with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to left anterior descending branch ligation. The rats that survived 24 h were randomly assigned to five groups: medium-dose of XG group (MI+XGM), high-dose of XG group (MI+XGH), carvedilol group (MI+C), medium-dose of XG + carvedilol group (MI+C+XGM)...
May 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616563/low-rate-of-access-site-complications-after-transradial-coronary-catheterization-a-prospective-ultrasound-study
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Violeta Mattea, Carsten Salomon, Niels Menck, Philipp Lauten, Frank Michael Malur, Anja Schade, Frank Steinborn, Lisa Costello-Boerrigter, Axel Neumeister, Harald Lapp
BACKGROUND: Transradial artery (TRA) left heart catheterization is an increasingly used technique for both diagnostic and interventional coronary procedures. This study evaluates the incidence of access site complications in the current interventional era. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 507 procedures were performed under standardized conditions. Each procedure was performed using high levels of anticoagulation, hydrophilic sheaths, and short post-procedural compression times...
March 2017: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606681/lung-ultrasound-predicts-decompensation-in-heart-failure-outpatients-another-piece-to-the-puzzle-but-still-an-incomplete-picture
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EDITORIAL
Eustachio Agricola, Claudia Marini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606680/pulmonary-congestion-evaluated-by-lung-ultrasound-predicts-decompensation-in-heart-failure-outpatients
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Marcelo H Miglioranza, Eugenio Picano, Luigi P Badano, Roberto Sant'Anna, Marciane Rover, Facundo Zaffaroni, Rosa Sicari, Renato K Kalil, Tiago L Leiria, Luna Gargani
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary congestion is the main cause of hospital admission among heart failure (HF) patients. Lung ultrasound (LUS) assessment of B-lines has been recently proposed as a reliable and easy tool for evaluating pulmonary congestion. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prognostic value of LUS in predicting adverse events in HF outpatients. METHODS: Single-center prospective cohort of 97 moderate-to-severe systolic HF patients (53±13years; 61% males) consecutively enrolled between November 2011 and October 2012...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606649/accuracy-of-lung-ultrasound-in-patients-with-acute-dyspnea-the-influence-of-age-multimorbidity-and-cognitive-and-motor-impairment
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Luca Vizioli, Paola Forti, Elena Bartoli, Marco Giovagnoli, Guerino Recinella, Davide Bernucci, Marco Masetti, Elena Martino, Gian Luca Pirazzoli, Marco Zoli, Giampaolo Bianchi
Discriminating between causes of dyspnea may be difficult, particularly in the elderly. The aim of this retrospective study of 83 inpatients with acute dyspnea was to assess the influence of age, multimorbidity and cognitive or motor impairment on the diagnostic accuracy of lung ultrasound (LUS) in discriminating acute heart failure (AHF) from noncardiogenic dyspnea (NCD). Univariate analysis indicates that LUS misdiagnosis was associated with the following parameters: history of stroke (p = 0.037), lower activity of daily living (p = 0...
June 9, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600804/noninvasive-pulmonary-transit-time-a-new-parameter-for-general-cardiac-performance
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Anouk G W de Lepper, Ingeborg H F Herold, Salvatore Saporito, R Arthur Bouwman, Massimo Mischi, Hendrikus H M Korsten, Koen D Reesink, Patrick Houthuizen
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary transit time (PTT) assessed with contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a novel tool to evaluate cardiac function. PTT represents the time for a bolus of contrast to pass from the right to the left ventricle, measured according to the indicator dilution principles using CEUS. We investigated the hypothesis that PTT is a measure of general cardiac performance in patient populations eligible for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). METHODS: The study population consisted of heart failure patients referred for CRT with NYHA class II-IV, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)≤35% and QRS≥120 ms...
June 9, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594706/diagnosis-of-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-in-a-patient-referred-for-uncontrolled-hypertension-and-renal-dysfunction-a-case-highlighting-the-importance-of-proper-diagnostic-work-up-of-hypertensive-patients
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Pantelis A Sarafidis, Athanasios Bikos, Charalampos Loutradis, Stergios Tzikas, Efstratios Vakirlis, Eugenia Avdelidou, Dimitrios Zafeiriou, Aikaterini Papagianni, Vasileios Vassilikos
: We report a case of a 39-year-old woman with resistant hypertension and renal dysfunction. The patient was hospitalized 3 months earlier for dyspnea at the Department of Cardiology, where she was diagnosed with heart failure (left ventricle injection fraction: 25-30%), pulmonary hypertension, chronic kidney disease (serum creatinine: 1.58 mg/dl), and resistant hypertension and discharged with optimal heart failure treatment. At presentation to our clinic, apart from uncontrolled hypertension for more than 10 years and history of pre-eclampsia and fetal loss, the patient had obesity (BMI: 38 kg/m) and facial fibromas...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591966/-the-value-of-early-diastolic-transmitral-velocity-to-early-mitral-anulus-diastolic-velocity-ratio-for-pulmonary-edema-in-severe-sepsis-patients
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Wan-Hong Yin, Yi Li, Yao Qin, Yan Kang, Ji-Yuan Zhao, Tong-Juan Zou, Zhi-Yun Tang
OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between the value of early diastolic transmitral velocity to early mitral anulus diastolic velocity ratio (E/E')measured by bedside ultrasound and pulmonary edema in severe sepsis (including septic shock) patients. METHODS: Data were obtained from the critical ultrasound database between November 2014 and August 2015. The severe sepsis (including septic shock) patients were eligible, but those with chronic heart disease or acute heart failure were excluded...
July 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580770/evaluating-pulmonary-congestion-with-lung-ultrasound-and-the-need-to-take-the-next-steps-in-heart-failure
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EDITORIAL
Johan Lassus
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 5, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
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