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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520542/hybrid-palliation-for-interrupted-aortic-arch-with-small-aortic-valve
#1
Yoshimasa Uno, Ayumu Masuoka, Kentarou Hotoda, Toshiyuki Katogi, Takaaki Suzuki
OBJECTIVES: Open heart surgery for interrupted aortic arch in the neonatal period is still a high-risk procedure related in part to patient factors such as low birth weight, other morphologic anomalies, and, especially, small aortic valve size. Recently, we performed hybrid palliation with bilateral pulmonary artery banding and ductal stenting as the first-stage palliation for such cases. In this study, the outcomes of this procedure were examined. METHODS: Six cases of interrupted aortic arch with a small aortic valve underwent the hybrid procedure in the neonatal period in our institute from 2010 to 2015 (mean age: 6...
May 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508271/optimization-of-temporal-sampling-for-82-rubidium-pet-myocardial-blood-flow-quantification
#2
Benjamin C Lee, Jonathan B Moody, Richard L Weinberg, James R Corbett, Edward P Ficaro, Venkatesh L Murthy
BACKGROUND: Suboptimal temporal sampling of left ventricular (LV) blood pool and tissue time-activity curves (TACs) may introduce bias and increased variability in estimates of myocardial blood flow (MBF) and flow reserve (MFR) from dynamic PET myocardial perfusion images. We aimed to optimize temporal sampling for estimation of MBF and MFR. METHODS: Twenty-four normal volunteers and 32 patients underwent dynamic stress/rest rubidium-82 chloride ((82)Rb) PET imaging...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453794/blood-flow-competition-after-aortic-valve-bypass-an-evaluation-using-computational-fluid-dynamics
#3
Koji Kawahito, Naoyuki Kimura, Kenji Komiya, Masanori Nakamura, Yoshio Misawa
OBJECTIVES: Aortic valve bypass (AVB) (apico-aortic conduit) remains an effective surgical alternative for patients in whom surgical aortic valve replacement or transcatheter aortic valve implantation is not feasible. However, specific complications include thrombus formation, possibly caused by stagnation arising from flow competition between the antegrade and retrograde flow, but this has not been fully investigated. The aim of this study was to analyse flow characteristics after AVB and to elucidate mechanisms of intra-aortic thrombus using computational fluid dynamics (CFD)...
May 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446548/regional-left-ventricular-function-does-not-predict-survival-in-ischaemic-cardiomyopathy-after-cardiac-surgery
#4
David L Prior, Susanna R Stevens, Thomas A Holly, Michal Krejca, Alexandros Paraforos, Gerald M Pohost, Krysti Byrd, Tomasz Kukulski, Robert H Jones, Patrice Desvigne-Nickens, Padmini Varadarajan, Aman Amanullah, Grace Lin, Hussein R Al-Khalidi, Gabriel Aldea, Carlo Santambrogio, Andrzej Bochenek, Daniel S Berman
OBJECTIVES: To define the prognostic contribution of global and regional left ventricular (LV) function measurements in patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy randomised to coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) with (n=501) or without (n=499) surgical ventricular reconstruction (SVR). METHODS: Novel multivariable methods to analyse global and regional LV systolic function were used to better formulate prediction models for long-term mortality following CABG with or without SVR in the entire cohort of 1000 randomised SVR hypothesis patients...
April 26, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444177/single-centre-experience-with-transapical-transcatheter-mitral-valve-implantation%C3%A2
#5
Gry Dahle, Kjell-Arne Rein, Arnt E Fiane
OBJECTIVES: A transcatheter heart valve technique can be used in failed mitral valve repairs with annuloplasty rings, deterioriated bioprostheses and in mitral annular calcification, all serving as 'docking stations' for balloon-expandable valves. Specially designed transcatheter mitral valve platforms are used in ongoing studies for native mitral valve regurgitation. We present our single centre experience with transcatheter mitral valve implantation-transapical approach procedures in eleven patients...
April 21, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433947/maximum-likelihood-estimation-of-cardiac-fiber-bundle-orientation-from-arbitrarily-spaced-diffusion-weighted-images
#6
Andreas Nagler, Cristóbal Bertoglio, Christian T Stoeck, Sebastian Kozerke, Wolfgang A Wall
We propose an estimation scheme for local fiber bundle direction in the left ventricle directly from gray values of arbitrarily spaced cardiac diffusion weighted images (DWI). The approach is based on a parametric and space-dependent mathematical representation of the myocardial fiber bundle orientation and hence the diffusion tensor (DT) for the ventricular geometry. By solving a nonlinear inverse problem derived from a maximum likelihood estimator, the degrees of freedom of the fiber and DT model can be estimated from the measured gray values of the DWIs...
April 4, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431980/shear-stress-alterations-in-the-celiac-trunk-of-patients-with-a-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device-as-shown-by-in-silico-and-in-vitro-flow-analyses
#7
Francesco Scardulla, Salvatore Pasta, Leonardo D'Acquisto, Sergio Sciacca, Valentina Agnese, Christian Vergara, Alfio Quarteroni, Francesco Clemenza, Diego Bellavia, Michele Pilato
BACKGROUND: The use of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) to treat advanced cardiac heart failure is constantly increasing, although this device leads to high risk for gastrointestinal bleeding. METHODS: Using in-silico flow analysis, we quantified hemodynamic alterations due to continuous-flow LVAD (HeartWare, Inc., Framingham, MA) in the celiac trunk and major branches of the abdominal aorta, and then explored the relationship between wall shear stress (WSS) and celiac trunk orientation...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429371/design-of-a-short-non-uniform-acquisition-protocol-for-quantitative-analysis-in-dynamic-cardiac-spect-imaging-a-retrospective-123-i-mibg-animal-study
#8
Yunlong Zan, Yong Long, Kewei Chen, Biao Li, Qiu Huang, Grant T Gullberg
PURPOSE: Our previous works have found that quantitative analysis of (123) I-MIBG kinetics in the heart with dynamic single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) offers the potential to quantify the innervation integrity at an early stage of left ventricular hypertrophy. However, conventional protocols involving a long acquisition time for dynamic imaging reduce the animal survival rate and thus make longitudinal analysis difficult. The goal of this work was to develop a procedure to reduce the total acquisition time by selecting non-uniform acquisition times for projection views while maintaining the accuracy and precision of estimated physiologic parameters...
April 21, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414667/the-mysterious-case-of-dyspnea
#9
S Saad, N Turaga, J Grant, N Jain
INTRODUCTION: Dehiscence of a mitral valve annuloplasty ring is a rare occurrence that often manifests as mitral regurgitation and heart failure. We present a case of mitral ring dehiscence which was initially unrecognized by standard 2-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (2D TTE); and 2-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (2D TEE);. CASE: A 65-year-old woman was referred to Cardiology clinic for evaluation of dyspnea. Her history included tobacco abuse, atrial fibrillation status post pulmonary vein isolation, nonischemic cardiomyopathy, and prior mitral valve repair with annuloplasty ring for rheumatic valvular disease...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386043/nongated-cardiac-computed-tomographic-angiograms-for-detection-of-embolic-sources-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
#10
Leonard L L Yeo, Staffan Holmin, Tommy Andersson, Erik Lundström, Anil Gopinathan, Er Luen Lim, Benjamin S H Leong, Win Sen Kuan, Eric Ting, Benjamin Y Q Tan, Sterling Ellis Eide, Edgar L K Tay
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We assessed the feasibility of obtaining diagnostic quality images of the heart and thoracic aorta by extending the z axis coverage of a non-ECG-gated computed tomographic angiogram performed in the primary evaluation of acute stroke without increasing the contrast dose. METHODS: Twenty consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke within the 4.5 hours of symptom onset were prospectively recruited. We increased the longitudinal coverage to the domes of the diaphragm to include the heart...
April 6, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375096/evaluation-on-curative-effect-and-safety-of-interventional-treatment-for-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
#11
Yinchuan Zhu, Jianmin Tang, Feifei Pei
To evaluate the effectiveness and recent safety of emergency and selective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in elderly patients (>80 years old) with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). 120 elderly patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) were divided into AMI group (with 55 cases) and non-myocardial infarction group (control group with 65 cases). Among the AMI group, there were 18 cases underwent emergency PCI within 12 hours after the onset, (AMI emergency PCI group), the rest 37 cases were AMI selective PCI group...
November 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343906/comparative-analysis-of-iterative-reconstruction-algorithms-with-resolution-recovery-and-new-solid-state-cameras-dedicated-to-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
#12
Marco Brambilla, Michela Lecchi, Roberta Matheoud, Lucia Leva, Giovanni Lucignani, Claudio Marcassa, Orazio Zoccarato
New technologies are available in myocardial perfusion imaging. They include new software that recovers image resolution and limits image noise, multifocal collimators and dedicated cardiac cameras in which solid-state detectors are used and all available detectors are constrained to imaging just the cardiac field of view. These innovations resulted in shortened study times or reduced administered activity to patients, while preserving image quality. Many single center and some multicenter studies have been published during the introduction of these innovations in the clinical practice...
March 23, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339110/a-fast-non-iterative-approach-for-accelerated-high-temporal-resolution-cine-cmr-using-dynamically-interleaved-streak-removal-in-the-power-spectral-encoded-domain-with-low-pass-filtering-dispel-and-modulo-prime-spokes-mops
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Keigo Kawaji, Mita B Patel, Charles G Cantrell, Akiko Tanaka, Marco Marino, Satoshi Tamura, Hui Wang, Yi Wang, Timothy J Carroll, Takeyoshi Ota, Amit R Patel
PURPOSE: To introduce a pair of accelerated non-Cartesian acquisition principles that when combined, exploit the periodicity of k-space acquisition, and thereby enable acquisition of high-temporal cine-Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR). METHODS: The mathematical formulation of a non-iterative, undersampled non-Cartesian cine acquisition and reconstruction is presented. First, a low-pass-filtering step that exploits streaking artifact redundancy is provided; (i.e...
March 24, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334658/extraction-of-the-3d-local-orientation-of-myocytes-in-human-cardiac-tissue-using-x-ray-phase-contrast-micro-tomography-and-multi-scale-analysis
#14
François Varray, Iulia Mirea, Max Langer, Françoise Peyrin, Laurent Fanton, Isabelle E Magnin
This paper presents a methodology to access the 3D local myocyte arrangements in fresh human post-mortem heart samples. We investigated the cardiac micro-structure at a high and isotropic resolution of 3.5 µm in three dimensions using X-ray phase micro-tomography at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility. We then processed the reconstructed volumes to extract the 3D local orientation of the myocytes using a multi-scale approach with no segmentation. We created a simplified 3D model of tissue sample made of simulated myocytes with known size and orientations, to evaluate our orientation extraction method...
February 20, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329463/current-practices-in-the-timing-of-stage-2-palliation
#15
James M Meza, Robert D B Jaquiss, Brett R Anderson, Michael-Alice Moga, James K Kirklin, George Sarris, William G Williams, Brian W McCrindle
BACKGROUND: Mortality through single-ventricle palliation remains high and the effect of the timing of stage 2 palliation (S2P) is not well understood. We investigated current practice patterns in the timing of S2P across two professional societies and compared them to actual practice patterns from two databases of patients who underwent S2P. METHODS: A ten-question survey was distributed to the members of the Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society (CHSS) and the European Congenital Heart Surgeons' Association (ECHSA)...
March 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327144/computational-medical-imaging-and-hemodynamics-framework-for-functional-analysis-and-assessment-of-cardiovascular-structures
#16
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Kelvin K L Wong, Defeng Wang, Jacky K L Ko, Jagannath Mazumdar, Thu-Thao Le, Dhanjoo Ghista
Cardiac dysfunction constitutes common cardiovascular health issues in the society, and has been an investigation topic of strong focus by researchers in the medical imaging community. Diagnostic modalities based on echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging, chest radiography and computed tomography are common techniques that provide cardiovascular structural information to diagnose heart defects. However, functional information of cardiovascular flow, which can in fact be used to support the diagnosis of many cardiovascular diseases with a myriad of hemodynamics performance indicators, remains unexplored to its full potential...
March 21, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294853/-interrelation-of-electrophysiological-and-perfusion-changes-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-aneurysm
#17
V E Babokin, V M Shipulin, S M Minin, R E Batalov, S S Gutor, U B Lishmanov, S V Popov, V N Ilyinov, S L Andreev, R S Karpov
The study was aimed at identification of relations between perfusion and electrophysiological changes in left ventricular (LV) myocardium in patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD) with postinfarction LV aneurysm and ventricular tachycardia. The study enrolled 23 patients with the aforementioned disease. Preoperatively, apart from standard clinical examination of cardiosurgical patients, intracardiac electrophysiological study and perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography of myocardium with 99mTc-Technetril were performed...
April 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293009/-ruptured-left-ventricular-pseudoaneurysm-representing-cardiac-tamponade-report-of-a-case
#18
Masatoshi Komooka, Shinichi Higashiue, Satoshi Kuroyanagi, Onichi Furuya, Masahide Enomoto, Saburo Kojima, Naohiro Wakabayashi
A 64-year-old woman was followed by the other hospital because of left ventricular false aneurysm after percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction of which culprit lesion was left circumflex artery. She admitted to the hospital suffering from nausea and dyspnea. Echocardiography showed huge pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade due to ruptured left ventricular false aneurysm and transferred to our hospital under pericardial drainage. She presented with symptoms such as shock, so we performed emergent left ventricular reconstruction...
March 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291606/geometry-and-growth-of-the-reconstructed-aorta-in-patients-with-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-and-variants
#19
Christoph Haller, Devin Chetan, Arezou Saedi, Rachel Parker, Glen S Van Arsdell, Osami Honjo
OBJECTIVE: The interdigitating technique in aortic arch reconstruction in hypoplastic left heart syndrome and variants (HLHS) reduces the recoarctation rate. Little is known on aortic arch growth characteristics and resulting clinical impact. METHODS: A total of 139 patients with HLHS underwent staged palliation between 2007 and 2014; 73 patients underwent arch reconstruction. Dimensions of ascending aorta, transverse arch, interdigitating anastomosis, and descending aorta in pre-stage II and pre-Fontan angiograms were measured...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270219/quantification-of-aortic-stenosis-diagnostic-parameters-comparison-of-fast-3-direction-and-1-direction-phase-contrast-cmr-and-transthoracic-echocardiography
#20
Juliana Serafim da Silveira, Matthew Smyke, Adam V Rich, Yingmin Liu, Ning Jin, Debbie Scandling, Jennifer A Dickerson, Carlos E Rochitte, Subha V Raman, Lee C Potter, Rizwan Ahmad, Orlando P Simonetti
BACKGROUND: Aortic stenosis (AS) is a common valvular disorder, and disease severity is currently assessed by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). However, TTE results can be inconsistent in some patients, thus other diagnostic modalities such as cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) are demanded. While traditional unidirectional phase-contrast CMR (1Dir PC-CMR) underestimates velocity if the imaging plane is misaligned to the flow direction, multi-directional acquisitions are expected to improve velocity measurement accuracy...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
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