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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431009/artefact-free-late-gadolinium-enhancement-imaging-in-patients-with-implanted-cardiac-devices-using-a-modified-broadband-sequence-current-strategies-and-results-from-a-real-world-patient-cohort
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Sebastian Hilbert, Alexander Weber, Kay Nehrke, Peter Börnert, Bernhard Schnackenburg, Sabrina Oebel, Ricardo Spampinato, Cathleen Rogge, Sergio Richter, Gerhard Hindricks, Ingo Paetsch, Cosima Jahnke
Aims: Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging in patients with implanted cardiac devices is often limited by device-related imaging artefacts. Limitations can potentially be overcome by employing a broadband late gadolinium enhancement (LGE)-CMR imaging technique. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between implanted cardiac devices and the optimal frequency offset on broadband LGE-CMR imaging to increase the artefact-free visibility of myocardial segments. Methods and results: A phantom study was performed to characterize magnetic field disturbances related to 15 different cardiac devices...
April 18, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430739/downstream-indication-to-revascularization-following-hybrid-cardiac-pet-mri-preliminary-results
#2
Julien Priamo, Dionysos Adamopoulos, Oliver Rager, Angela Frei, Stephane Noble, David Carballo, Osman Ratib, René Nkoulou
BACKGROUND: Hybrid PET/MRI allows the acquisition of both fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) PET and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) during one session. Whether this will result in different referral to coronary revascularization (CR) is unknown. We compared this new hybrid method with all-nuclear/all-CMR methods in the assessment of viable myocardium and in downstream referral to CR. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Overall, 12 patients with rest perfusion defects on a single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) were recruited for cardiac viability assessment using a PET/MRI device...
April 20, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425294/reactivity-of-a-base-stabilized-germanium-i-dimer-toward-group-9-metal-i-chloride-and-dimanganese-decacarbonyl
#3
Muhammad Luthfi Bin Ismail, Fu-Quan Liu, Wai-Leung Yim, Rakesh Ganguly, Yongxin Li, Cheuk-Wai So
The reactivity of the 2-imino-5,6-methylenedioxylphenylgermanium(I) dimer toward group 9 metal(I) chloride and dimanganese decacarbonyl is described. [LGe:]2 (1, L = 2-imino-5,6-methylenedioxylphenyl) underwent a disproportionation reaction with 1.5 equiv of group 9 metal(I) chloride [MCl(cod)]2 (M = Rh, Ir) in toluene to afford a mixture of the group 9 metallogermylene-chlorometal(I) complexes [LGeμ-{M(cod)}2Cl] (M = Rh (2), Ir (4)) and chlorogermylene-chlorometal(I) complexes [L(Cl)GeM(cod)Cl] (M = Rh (3), Ir (5)), respectively...
April 20, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424090/targeted-endomyocardial-biopsy-guided-by-real-time-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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Christina Unterberg-Buchwald, Christian Oliver Ritter, Verena Reupke, Robin Niklas Wilke, Christine Stadelmann, Michael Steinmetz, Andreas Schuster, Gerd Hasenfuß, Joachim Lotz, Martin Uecker
BACKGROUND: Endomyocardial biopsies (EMB) are an important diagnostic tool for myocarditis and other infiltrative cardiac diseases. Routinely, biopsies are obtained under fluoroscopic guidance with a substantial radiation burden. Despite procedural success, there is a large sampling error caused by missing the affected myocardium. Therefore, multiple (>6) biopsies are taken in the clinical setting. In cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR), late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) depicts areas of affected myocardium in myocarditis or in other infiltrative cardiomyopathies...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423888/effects-of-two-litter-amendments-on-air-nh3-levels-in-broiler-closed-houses
#5
Nsbm Atapattu, Lge Lakmal, Pwa Perera
Objective: High NH3 emissions from poultry houses are reported to have negative impacts on health, welfare and safety of birds and human, and on the environment. Objective of the present study was to determine the effects of two litter amendments on the NH3 levels in broiler closed houses under hot-humid conditions. Methods: Giving a completely randomize design, nine closed houses, each housed 32500 birds on paddy husk litter, were randomly allocated into two treatment (Mizuho; a bacterial culture mix and Rydall OE; an enzymatic biocatalyst) and control groups...
March 25, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412420/stress-perfusion-cmr-in-patients-with-known-and-suspected-cad-prognostic-value-and-optimal-ischemic-threshold-for-revascularization
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Gabriella Vincenti, Pier Giorgio Masci, Pierre Monney, Tobias Rutz, Sarah Hugelshofer, Mirdita Gaxherri, Olivier Muller, Juan F Iglesias, Eric Eeckhout, Valentina Lorenzoni, Cyril Pellaton, Christophe Sierro, Juerg Schwitter
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the ischemia threshold and additional prognostic factors that identify patients for safe deferral from revascularizations in a large cohort of all-comer patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). BACKGROUND: Stress-perfusion cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is increasingly used in daily practice for ischemia detection. However, there is insufficient evidence about the ischemia burden that identifies patients who benefit from revascularization versus those with a good prognosis who receive drugs only...
April 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409258/impact-of-knowledge-based-iterative-model-reconstruction-on-myocardial-late-iodine-enhancement-in-computed-tomography-and-comparison-with-cardiac-magnetic-resonance
#7
Yuki Tanabe, Teruhito Kido, Akira Kurata, Naoki Fukuyama, Takahiro Yokoi, Tomoyuki Kido, Teruyoshi Uetani, Mani Vembar, Amar Dhanantwari, Shinichi Tokuyasu, Natsumi Yamashita, Teruhito Mochizuki
We evaluated the image quality and diagnostic performance of late iodine enhancement computed tomography (LIE-CT) with knowledge-based iterative model reconstruction (IMR) for the detection of myocardial infarction (MI) in comparison with late gadolinium enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (LGE-MRI). The study investigated 35 patients who underwent a comprehensive cardiac CT protocol and LGE-MRI for the assessment of coronary artery disease. The CT protocol consisted of stress dynamic myocardial CT perfusion, coronary CT angiography (CTA) and LIE-CT using 256-slice CT...
April 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400924/risk-of-ventricular-arrhythmia-in-patients-with-myocardial-infarction-and-non-obstructive-coronary-arteries-and-normal-ejection-fraction
#8
Loïc Bière, Marjorie Niro, Hervé Pouliquen, Jean-Baptiste Gourraud, Fabrice Prunier, Alain Furber, Vincent Probst
AIM: To assess the arrhythmic determinants and prognosis of patients presenting with myocardial infarction and non-obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA) with normal ejection fraction (EF). METHODS: This is an observational analysis of 131 MINOCA patients with normal EF. Three cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) diagnosis classes were recognized according to the late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) pattern: Myocardial infarction (MI) (n = 34), myocarditis (n = 47), and "no LGE" (n = 50)...
March 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390413/does-stress-perfusion-imaging-improve-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-late-gadolinium-enhanced-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-for-establishing-the-etiology-of-heart-failure
#9
Gaurav S Gulsin, Abishek Shetye, Jeffrey Khoo, Daniel J Swarbrick, Eylem Levelt, Florence Y Lai, Iain B Squire, Jayanth R Arnold, Gerry P McCann
BACKGROUND: Late gadolinium enhanced cardiovascular magnetic resonance (LGE-CMR) has excellent specificity, sensitivity and diagnostic accuracy for differentiating between ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) and non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NICM). CMR first-pass myocardial perfusion imaging (perfusion-CMR) may also play role in distinguishing heart failure of ischemic and non-ischemic origins, although the utility of additional of stress perfusion imaging in such patients is unclear...
April 8, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382726/improved-dark-blood-late-gadolinium-enhancement-db-lge-imaging-using-an-optimized-joint-inversion-preparation-and-t2-magnetization-preparation
#10
Tamer A Basha, Maxine C Tang, Connie Tsao, Cory M Tschabrunn, Elad Anter, Warren J Manning, Reza Nezafat
PURPOSE: To develop a dark blood-late gadolinium enhancement (DB-LGE) sequence that improves scar-blood contrast and delineation of scar region. METHODS: The DB-LGE sequence uses an inversion pulse followed by T2 magnetization preparation to suppress blood and normal myocardium. Time delays inserted after preparation pulses and T2 -magnetization-prep duration are used to adjust tissue contrast. Selection of these parameters was optimized using numerical simulations and phantom experiments...
April 5, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382537/delayed-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-known-or-suspected-cardiac-sarcoidosis-a-feasibility-study
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Tadao Aikawa, Noriko Oyama-Manabe, Masanao Naya, Hiroshi Ohira, Ayako Sugimoto, Ichizo Tsujino, Masahiko Obara, Osamu Manabe, Kohsuke Kudo, Hiroyuki Tsutsui, Nagara Tamaki
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the diagnostic value of delayed contrast-enhanced computed tomography (DE-CT) for cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) in patients with or without implantable devices, including a quantitative comparison with late gadolinium enhancement cardiac magnetic resonance (LGE-CMR). METHODS: Twenty-four patients (mean age, 64 ± 9 years; 17 women) with known or suspected CS underwent retrospective electrocardiogram-gated DE-CT at 80 kV with knowledge-based iterative model reconstruction...
April 5, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373243/myocardial-damage-detected-by-late-gadolinium-enhancement-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-is-uncommon-in-peripartum-cardiomyopathy
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Erik B Schelbert, Uri Elkayam, Leslie T Cooper, Michael M Givertz, Jeffrey D Alexis, Joan Briller, G Michael Felker, Sandra Chaparro, Angela Kealey, Jessica Pisarcik, James D Fett, Dennis M McNamara
BACKGROUND: In peripartum cardiomyopathy, the prevalence of focal myocardial damage detected by late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) cardiovascular magnetic resonance is important to elucidate mechanisms of myocardial injury and cardiac dysfunction. LGE equates irreversible myocardial injury, but LGE prevalence in peripartum cardiomyopathy is uncertain. METHODS AND RESULTS: Among 100 women enrolled within the Investigations of Pregnancy Associated Cardiomyopathy cohort, we recruited 40 women at 13 centers to undergo LGE cardiovascular magnetic resonance, enrolled within the first 13 weeks postpartum...
April 3, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370909/early-marker-of-regional-left-ventricular-deformation-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-evaluated-by-mri-tissue-tracking-the-effects-of-myocardial-hypertrophy-and-fibrosis
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Hua-Yan Xu, Jing Chen, Zhi-Gang Yang, Rui Li, Ke Shi, Qin Zhang, Xi Liu, Lin-Jun Xie, Li Jiang, Ying-Kun Guo
PURPOSE: To evaluate the regional left ventricular (LV) myocardial strain of early stage hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients by magnetic resonance (MR) tissue tracking. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In all, 114 adult HCM patients classified as NYHA I or II and 32 healthy volunteers were enrolled and underwent 3.0T MR examination. Vertical 2-chamber long axis, horizontal 4-chamber, and short axis cine sequence as well as late gadolinium enhancement images (LGE) were scanned...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369259/diagnostic-value-of-global-myocardial-perfusion-reserve-assessment-based-on-coronary-sinus-flow-measurements-using-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-in-addition-to-myocardial-stress-perfusion-imaging
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Zornitsa Shomanova, Anca Florian, Michael Bietenbeck, Johannes Waltenberger, Udo Sechtem, Ali Yilmaz
Aims: Myocardial perfusion reserve (MPR) is defined as the maximal possible increase in myocardial blood flow (MBF) above baseline conditions. Global MBF can be measured non-invasively by means of coronary sinus flow velocity encoded cine (VENC) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). We aimed to explore the relationship between global MBF/MPR and the extent and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients referred for CAD work-up by adenosine-stress CMR. Methods and results: Fifty-eight patients with suspected obstructive CAD underwent both adenosine-stress CMR and invasive coronary angiography...
March 23, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367859/identification-and-assessment-of-cardiac-amyloidosis-by-myocardial-strain-analysis-of-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Seitaro Oda, Daisuke Utsunomiya, Takeshi Nakaura, Hideaki Yuki, Masafumi Kidoh, Kosuke Morita, Seiji Takashio, Megumi Yamamuro, Yasuhiro Izumiya, Kyoko Hirakawa, Toshifumi Ishida, Kenichi Tsujita, Mitsuharu Ueda, Taro Yamashita, Yukio Ando, Hiroyuki Hata, Yasuyuki Yamashita
BACKGROUND: We explored the usefulness of myocardial strain analysis on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) scans for the identification of cardiac amyloidosis.Methods and Results:The 61 patients with systemic amyloidosis underwent 3.0-T CMR, including CMR tagging and late-gadolinium enhanced (LGE) imaging. The circumferential strain (CS) of LGE-positive and LGE-negative patients was measured on midventricular short-axis images and compared. Logistic regression modeling of CMR parameters was performed to detect patients with LGE-positive cardiac amyloidosis...
March 31, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361306/generation-of-various-telencephalic-regions-from-human-embryonic-stem-cells-in-three-dimensional-culture
#16
Taisuke Kadoshima, Hideya Sakaguchi, Mototsugu Eiraku
In the developing embryo, telencephalon arises from the rostral portion of the neural tube. The telencephalon further subdivides into distinct brain regions along the dorsal-ventral (DV) axis by exogenous patterning signals. Here, we describe a protocol for in vitro generation of various telencephalic regions from human embryonic stem cells (ESCs). Dissociated human ESCs are reaggregated in a low-cell-adhesion 96-well plate and cultured as floating aggregates. Telencephalic neural progenitors are efficiently generated when ESC aggregates are cultured in serum-free medium containing TGFβ inhibitor and Wnt inhibitor...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353309/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-derived-quantification-of-myocardial-ischemia-and-scar-improves-risk-stratification-and-patient-management-in-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Dominik Buckert, Maciej Cieslik, Raid Tibi, Michael Radermacher, Wolfgang Rottbauer, Peter Bernhardt
BACKGROUND: Quantification of myocardial ischemia and necrosis might ameliorate prognostic models and lead to improved patient management. However, no standardized consensus on how to assess and quantify these parameters has been established. The aim of this study was to quantify these variables by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) and to establish possible incremental implications in cardiovascular risk prediction. METHODS: This study is a retrospective analysis of patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) referred for adenosine perfusion CMR was performed...
March 29, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351901/association-between-mid-wall-late-gadolinium-enhancement-and-sudden-cardiac-death-in-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-and-mild-and-moderate-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction
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Brian Halliday, Ankur Gulati, Aamir Ali, Kaushik Guha, Simon J Newsome, Monika Arzanauskaite, Vassilios S Vassiliou, Amrit S Lota, Cemil Izgi, Upasana Tayal, Zohya Khalique, Colin Stirrat, Dominique Auger, Nilesh Pareek, Tevfik F Ismail, Stuart D Rosen, Ali Vazir, Francisco Alpendurada, John Gregson, Michael P Frenneaux, Martin R Cowie, John G F Cleland, Stuart A Cook, Dudley J Pennell, Sanjay K Prasad
Background -Current guidelines only recommend the use of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) for the primary prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in those with a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)<35%. However, registries of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests demonstrate that 70-80% of such patients have a LVEF>35%. Patients with a LVEF>35% also have low competing risks of death from non-sudden causes. Therefore, those at high-risk of SCD may gain longevity from successful ICD therapy...
March 28, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343948/left-ventricular-non-compaction-a-cardiomyopathy-with-acceptable-prognosis-in-children
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Tao Tian, Yankun Yang, Lanlan Zhou, Fang Luo, Yuehua Li, Peng Fan, Xueqi Dong, Yaxin Liu, Jingang Cui, Xianliang Zhou
BACKGROUND: Data on children with left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) is sparse. The purpose of this study was to evaluate its clinical profiles in a population of Chinese children. METHODS: From January 2010 to March 2016, consecutive Chinese children (aged <18 years) with LVNC diagnosed by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) were prospectively recruited at Fuwai Hospital. RESULTS: A total of 41 Chinese children (male: 28%; mean age: 14±4years) were included in this study...
March 1, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341632/microvascular-leakage-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-characterization-by-histology-biochemistry-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#20
Xiao-Ming Gao, Qi-Zhu Wu, Helen Kiriazis, Yidan Su, Li-Ping Han, James Pearson, Andrew Taylor, Xiao-Jun Du
Cardiac microvascular obstruction (MVO) following ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) has been well studied, but microvascular leakage (MVL) remains largely unexplored. We characterized MVL in the mouse I/R model by histology, biochemistry and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging. I/R was induced surgically in mice. MVL was determined by administrating microvascular permeability tracer Evans blue (EB) and/or gadolinium-DTPA contrast. The size of MVL, infarction and MVO in the heart was quantified histologically...
March 24, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
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