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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929382/serial-assessment-of-left-ventricular-morphology-and-function-in-a-rodent-model-of-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
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Vesselina Ferferieva, Nicholas D'Elia, Brecht Heyde, Petr Otahal, Frank Rademakers, Jan D'hooge
Left ventricular remodelling (LVr) occurs post myocardial infarction (MI), predisposing people to heart failure (HF). LV mechanics and morphology are important in this process. We hence sort to characterize LV mechanics and geometry in a post-MI rodent model. Thirty-two male Sprague-Dawley rats (150-200 g) sustained MI (n = 24) or sham (Sham; n = 8) surgery. In another six sham rats invasive blood pressure measurements were performed. Ultrasound imaging was done at baseline, and 1, 3, 7, 14, 30 and 60 days following surgery, and LV mechanics and morphology assessed...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925053/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-can-save-lives-in-children-with-heart-or-lung-failure-after-liver-transplantation
#2
Sandrine Jean, Christophe Chardot, Mehdi Oualha, Carmen Capito, Olivier Bustarret, Philippe Pouard, Sylvain Renolleau, Florence Lacaille, Laurent Dupic
The risk of cardiac or lung failure after liver transplantation (LT) is significant. In rare cases, the usual intensive care techniques fail to maintain organ oxygenation with a risk of multiorgan dysfunction. Although extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a difficult and risky procedure, it can be proposed as life-saving. Four children with either acute pulmonary (three) or cardiac (one) failure after LT, and the criteria that decided the use of ECMO (level of ventilation and results, dosage of inotropic drugs, cardiac ultrasound, blood lactate) were retrospectively reported...
September 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924977/performing-lung-ultrasound-at-rest-and-or-after-an-exercise-stress-test-to-better-identify-high-risk-ambulatory-patients-with-heart-failure
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Nicolas Girerd, Patrick Rossignol
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 18, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883048/corp-ultrasound-assessment-of-vascular-function-with-the-passive-leg-movement-technique
#4
Jayson R Gifford, Russell S Richardson
As dysfunction of the vascular system is an early, modifiable step in the progression of many cardiovascular diseases, there is demand for methods to non-invasively monitor the health of the vascular system in clinical and research settings. Validated by very good agreement with more technical assessments of vascular function, like intra-arterial drug infusions and flow mediated dilation (FMD), the passive leg movement (PLM) technique has emerged as a powerful, yet relatively simple, test of peripheral vascular function...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874293/a-plea-for-an-early-ultrasound-clinical-integrated-approach-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure-a-proactive-comment-on-the-esc-guidelines-on-heart-failure-2016
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G Tavazzi, A N Neskovic, A Hussain, G Volpicelli, G Via
BACKGROUND: The European Association of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of acute heart failure (AHF) indicate prompt therapy initiation and performance of relevant investigations as paramount. Specifically, echocardiography prior to treatment is advocated only with hemodynamic instability, and the evaluation of clinical signs of peripheral perfusion and congestion is suggested as guidance for early interventions. Given the growing body of evidence on the diagnostic/monitoring capabilities of bedside ultrasound (including focused cardiac ultrasound, comprehensive echocardiography, lung ultrasound), we discuss the potential benefit of an integrated clinical/ultrasound approach at the very early stages of acute heart failure...
October 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871936/xanthoma-like-skin-changes-in-an-elderly-woman-with-a-normal-lipid-profile
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Piotr Nockowski, Zdzisław Woźniak, Adam Reich, Joanna Maj
Dear Editor, An 83-year-old woman developed yellow-brownish infiltrates, nodules, and tumors mimicking xanthomas, mostly involving the periorbital and chest area within three months (Figure 1). She had no abnormalities in serum cholesterol or triglycerides levels. A detailed laboratory analysis revealed the presence of mild monoclonal gammopathy with a presence of immunoglobulin G (IgG) kappa light chains; however, according to hematologist consultation, it did not require medical intervention. Imaging assessment and ultrasound examination did not show any specific involvement of internal organs...
July 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865726/b-lines-with-lung-ultrasound-the-optimal-scan-technique-at%C3%A2-rest-and-during-stress
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Maria Chiara Scali, Angela Zagatina, Iana Simova, Nadezhda Zhuravskaya, Quirino Ciampi, Marco Paterni, Mario Marzilli, Clara Carpeggiani, Eugenio Picano
Various lung ultrasound (LUS) scanning modalities have been proposed for the detection of B-lines, also referred to as ultrasound lung comets, which are an important indication of extravascular lung water at rest and after exercise stress echo (ESE). The aim of our study was to assess the lung water spatial distribution (comet map) at rest and after ESE. We performed LUS at rest and immediately after semi-supine ESE in 135 patients (45 women, 90 men; age 62 ± 12 y, resting left ventricular ejection fraction = 41 ± 13%) with known or suspected heart failure or coronary artery disease...
August 30, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862762/quadricuspid-aortic-valve-infective-endocarditis
#8
Christopher Jackson, Tahira Sarwar, Inyong Hwang, Kiran Joglekar, Shadwan Alsafwah
Infective endocarditis complicating a quadricuspid aortic valve (QAV) is rare. Previous reports highlight the increased risk for complications, including progressive aortic regurgitation, decompensated heart failure, and valve perforation. Thus, cardiologists must be able to quickly identify QAVs to guide rapid evaluation and treatment. We report a case of infective endocarditis in a QAV identified on echocardiography and effectively managed with medical therapy alone without complications over an 8-year follow-up period...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862043/study-of-the-safety-of-extracorporeal-cardiac-shock-wave-therapy-observation-of-the-ultrastructures-in-myocardial-cells-by-transmission-electron-microscopy
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Bing Liu, Yunhe Zhang, Na Jia, Ming Lan, Ling Du, Dachun Zhao, Qing He
Extracorporeal cardiac shock wave therapy (CSWT) has been used to treat patients with severe coronary heart disease and cardiac failure with good results; however, the safety of this treatment is still controversial. Its safety in clinical setting and on microstructures has been confirmed, but the influence of shock wave on the ultrastructures of myocardial cells is not clear. In this study, 12 Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into control (NC) and CSWT therapy (NC+SW) groups. The heart rate, blood pressure, serum troponin I (TNI), and cardiac ultrasound were evaluated, and the myocardial inflammatory responses and fibrosis changes were compared...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859840/corrigendum-to-lung-ultrasound-predicts-decompensation-in-heart-failure-outpatients-another-piece-to-the-puzzle-but-still-an-incomplete-picture-int-j-cardiol-240-2017-324-325
#10
Eustachio Agricola, Claudia Marini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 28, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833533/the-thoracic-duct-and-the-fontan-patient
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Cassandra Sung, John L Bass, James M Berry, Charles W Shepard, Bruce Lindgren, Lazaros K Kochilas
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound imaging of adults with heart failure and increased central venous pressure (CVP) has shown significant thoracic duct (TD) dilation from impedance in lymphatic drainage. Elevated CVP and abnormal lymphatic drainage are implicated in severe Fontan complications, including protein losing enteropathy (PLE) and plastic bronchitis (PB). Systematic studies of TD and lymphatic circulation in children are limited, and their cervical TD normative values have not been established...
August 22, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828053/ultrasound-prenatal-diagnosis-and-emergency-interventional-radiologic-therapy-of-galen-aneurysmal-malformation-in-a-newborn
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Roxana Elena Bohiltea, Natalia Turcan, Cristian Mihalea, Bogdan Dorobat, Eliza Elena Cinteza, Adriana Dan, Magdalena Mihai, Adela Dimitriade, Cristian Boros, Mircea Dumitru, Ionut Gobej, Octavian Munteanu, Monica Mihaela Cirstoiu
Located under the cerebral hemispheres and draining the anterior and central regions of the brain into the sinus of the posterior cerebral fossa, the vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation is considered to be a rare cause of hydrocephaly. The presence of this condition in the neonatal period typically includes intractable heart failure and a poor prognosis. We report a case of aneurysm of the vein of Galen diagnosed prenatally at 28 weeks of gestation, with the delivery at term by caesarean section of a female infant...
December 2016: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814587/a-case-of-cardiopulmonary-arrest-due-to-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-in-a-pregnant-woman
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Emiko Ejima, Yoshinobu Murasato
We present the case of a young pregnant woman with cardiopulmonary arrest due to acute coronary syndrome. Emergent coronary angiography (CAG) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) showed extensive coronary artery dissection in the left anterior descending artery, which was treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention. After managing the heart failure and disseminated intravascular coagulation, a dead fetus was delivered via caesarean section 4 days after admission to the hospital. Follow-up CAG and IVUS at 18 months showed persistent dissection in the non-stented site; hence, another stent was implanted...
August 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812203/assessment-of-methodologies-to-calculate-intraventricular-pressure-differences-in-computational-models-and-patients
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Francisco J Londono-Hoyos, Abigail Swillens, Joris Van Cauwenberge, Brett Meyers, Maheswara Reddy Koppula, Pavlos Vlachos, Julio A Chirinos, Patrick Segers
Intraventricular pressure differences (IVPDs) govern left ventricular (LV) efficient filling and are a significant determinant of LV diastolic function. Our primary aim is to assess the performance of available methods (color M-mode (CMM) and 1D/2D MRI-based methods) to determine IVPDs from intracardiac flow measurements. Performance of three methods to calculate IVPDs was first investigated via an LV computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model. CFD velocity data were derived along a modifiable scan line, mimicking ultrasound/MRI acquisition of 1D (IVPDCMM/IVPD1D MRI) and 2D (IVPD2D MRI) velocity-based IVPD information...
August 16, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803825/cardiovascular-events-after-exposure-to-nilotinib-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-long-term-follow-up
#15
Nazanin Aghel, Jeffrey Howard Lipton, Eshetu G Atenafu, Dennis Dong Hwan Kim, Diego Hernan Delgado
INTRODUCTION: Nilotinib is a highly effective tyrosine kinase inhibitor in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). However, reports of cardiovascular toxicities caused by nilotinib have recently raised critical concerns. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the incidence of cardiovascular events (CVEs) and frequency of asymptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD) after long-term exposure to nilotinib. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In the present retrospective cohort, we evaluated the incidence of CVEs in 63 CML patients treated with nilotinib...
July 15, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803375/lung-ultrasound-in-internal-medicine-efficiently-drives-the-management-of-patients-with-heart-failure-and-speeds-up-the-discharge-time
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Chiara Mozzini, Marco Di Dio Perna, Giancarlo Pesce, Ulisse Garbin, Anna Maria Fratta Pasini, Andrea Ticinesi, Antonio Nouvenne, Tiziana Meschi, Alder Casadei, Maurizio Soresi, Luciano Cominacini
Lung ultrasound (LUS) is a valid tool for the assessment of heart failure (HF) through the quantification of the B-lines. This study in HF patients aims to evaluate if LUS: (1) can accelerate the discharge time; (2) can efficiently drive diuretic therapy dosage; and (3) may have better performance compared to the amino-terminal portion of B type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels in monitoring HF recovery. A consecutive sample of 120 HF patients was admitted from the Emergency Department (ED) to the Internal Medicine Department (Verona University Hospital)...
August 12, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793969/lung-ultrasound-in-internal-medicine-a-bedside-help-to-increase-accuracy-in-the-diagnosis-of-dyspnea
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Tiziano Perrone, Alessia Maggi, Carmelo Sgarlata, Ilaria Palumbo, Elisa Mossolani, Sara Ferrari, Ariel Melloul, Roberta Mussinelli, Michele Boldrini, Ambra Raimondi, Aderville Cabassi, Francesco Salinaro, Stefano Perlini
BACKGROUND: Dyspnea is one of the most frequent causes of admission in Internal Medicine wards, leading to a sizeable utilization of medical resources. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: The role of bedside lung ultrasound (LUS) was evaluated in 130 consecutive patients (age: 81±9years), in whom blindly collected LUS results were compared with data obtained by clinical examination, medical history, blood analysis, and chest X-ray. Dyspnea etiology was classified as "cardiac" (n=80), "respiratory" (n=36) or "mixed" (n=14), according to the discharge diagnosis (congestive heart failure either alone [n=80] or associated with pneumonia [n=14], pneumonia [n=24], and obstructive disventilatory syndrome [n=12])...
August 6, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790934/skin-lesions-in-swine-with-decompression-sickness-clinical-appearance-and-pathogenesis
#18
Long Qing, Dinesh K Ariyadewa, Hongjie Yi, Yewei Wang, Quan Zhou, Weigang Xu
Skin lesions are visual clinical manifestations of decompression sickness (DCS). Comprehensive knowledge of skin lesions would give simple but strong clinical evidence to help diagnose DCS. The aim of this study was to systematically depict skin lesions and explore their pathophysiological basis in a swine DCS model. Thirteen Bama swine underwent simulated diving in a hyperbaric animal chamber with the profile of 40 msw-35 min exposure, followed by decompression in 11 min. After decompression, chronological changes in the appearance of skin lesions, skin ultrasound, temperature, tissue nitric oxide (NO) levels, and histopathology were studied...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782198/postmortem-examination-of-human-fetuses-a-comparison-of-2-dimensional-ultrasound-with-invasive-autopsy
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Xin Kang, Susan C Shelmerdine, Ivan Hurtado, Elisa Bevilacqua, Ciaran Hutchinson, Uday Mandalia, Valerie Segers, Teresa Cos Sanchez, Mieke M Cannie, Andrew Carlin, Neil J Sebire, Owen J Arthurs, Jacques C Jani
OBJECTIVE: To compare the diagnostic usefulness of postmortem ultrasound with invasive autopsy in fetuses at different gestational ages. METHODS: We performed postmortem 2-dimensional ultrasound on 163 fetuses at 13-42 weeks gestation, blinded to clinical details. Logistic regression analysis was used to investigate the effect on non-diagnostic results of gestational age during postmortem ultrasound, presence of maceration, and cause of death. In 123 cases where invasive autopsy was available, the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound in detecting major organ abnormalities was evaluated, using invasive autopsy as a gold standard...
August 7, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780235/dilated-right-coronary-sinus-identified-on-point-of-care-ultrasound
#20
Damali Nakitende, Michael Gottlieb
Point-of-care cardiac ultrasound (POCUS) is a common application in Emergency Medicine. Here we present a case of an incidentally discovered dilated right coronary sinus on ultrasound. This case involved a 55-year-old female who presented with chest pain, shortness of breath, and lightheadedness. Her initial presentation was concerning for congestive heart failure (CHF) exacerbation. A bedside ultrasound was performed to assess cardiac function, where a dilated right coronary sinus was discovered. The right coronary sinus is the vein that serves as the venous return for the coronary system...
July 29, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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