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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623525/comparison-of-czt-spect-and-conventional-spect-for-assessment-of-contractile-function-mechanical-synchrony-and-myocardial-scar-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Dayong Wu, Zongyao Zhang, Rongzheng Ma, Feng Guo, Lei Wang, Wei Fang
AIM: The aim of this study was to compare CZT-SPECT (CZT SPECT) to conventional SPECT (C-SPECT) in the assessment of left ventricular myocardial scar, contractile function, and mechanical synchrony in patients with heart failure (HF). METHODS: Fifty-nine patients with HF who were referred for myocardial perfusion/metabolism imaging were enrolled. All patients underwent resting (99m)Tc-MIBI gated myocardial perfusion imaging using a CZT SPECT camera and a C-SPECT camera, respectively, and (18)F-FDG PET myocardial metabolism imaging within three days...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616536/nt-probnp-and-diastolic-left-ventricular-function-in-patients-with-marfan-syndrome
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Petra Gehle, Peter N Robinson, Frank Heinzel, Frank Edelmann, Mustafa Yigitbasi, Felix Berger, Volkmar Falk, Burkert Pieske, Ernst Wellnhofer
AIMS: Subclinical diastolic dysfuntion in patients with preclinical heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) has been demonstrated in patients with Marfan syndrome (MFS). We investigated the relationship between diastolic dysfunction and NT-proBNP levels in patients with MFS. METHODS AND RESULTS: NT-proBNP, C-reactive protein (CRP) and diastolic function were assessed in 217 patients with MFS (31 ± 16 y, 110 f. and in 339 patients referred for suspected MFS in whom the diagnosis was ruled out according to the Ghent nosology (30 ± 15 y, 154 f)...
September 2016: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611124/endothelial-senescence-contributes-to-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-in-an-aging-mouse-model
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Andreas B Gevaert, Hadis Shakeri, Arthur J Leloup, Cor E Van Hove, Guido R Y De Meyer, Christiaan J Vrints, Katrien Lemmens, Emeline M Van Craenenbroeck
BACKGROUND: Because of global aging, the prevalence of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) continues to rise. Although HFpEF pathophysiology remains incompletely understood, endothelial inflammation is stated to play a central role. Cellular senescence is a process of cellular growth arrest linked with aging and inflammation. We used mice with accelerated aging to investigate the role of cellular senescence in HFpEF development. METHODS AND RESULTS: Senescence-accelerated mice (SAM, n=18) and control mice with normal senescence (n=15) were fed normal chow or a high-fat, high-salt diet (WD)...
June 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
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/28574157/diffuse-myocardial-fibrosis-among-healthy-pediatric-heart-transplant-recipients-correlation-of-histology-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-and-clinical-phenotype
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Brian Feingold, Cláudia M Salgado, Miguel Reyes-Múgica, Stacey E Drant, Susan A Miller, Mark Kennedy, Peter Kellman, Erik B Schelbert, Timothy C Wong
Fibrosis is commonly described in heart allografts lost late after transplantation. CMR-derived ECV is a validated measure of DMF in native adult hearts that may predict heart failure and mortality. We explored associations of ECV with histologic myocardial fibrosis and clinical features after pediatric heart transplantation. Twenty-five recipients (7.0±6.3 years at transplant and 10.7±6.5 years post-transplant) were prospectively recruited for CMR and BNP measurement at the time of surveillance biopsy...
June 2, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566262/effect-of-phosphodiesterase-5-inhibition-with-tadalafil-on-systemic-right-ventricular-size-and-function-a-multi-center-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial-serve-trial-rational-and-design
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Daniel Tobler, Judith Bouchardy, Engel Reto, Dik Heg, Christian Müller, André Frenk, Harald Gabriel, Jürg Schwitter, Tobias Rutz, Ronny R Buechel, Matthias Willhelm, Lukas Trachsel, Michael Freese, Matthias Greutmann, Markus Schwerzmann
BACKGROUND: Patients with a systemic right ventricle (RV) have a compromised late outcome caused by ventricular dysfunction. Standard medical heart failure therapy has not been shown to improve RV function and survival in these patients. Phosphodiesterase (PDE)-5 inhibition increases contractility in experimental models of RV hypertrophy, but not in the normal RV. In clinical practice, the effects of PDE-5 inhibition on systemic RV function and exercise capacity in adults with a systemic RV have not been tested...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559418/abnormal-global-longitudinal-strain-predicts-future-deterioration-of-left-ventricular-function-in-heart-failure-patients-with-a-recovered-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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Luigi Adamo, Andrew Perry, Eric Novak, Majesh Makan, Brian R Lindman, Douglas L Mann
BACKGROUND: Patients with recovery of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) remain at risk for future deterioration of LVEF. However, there are no tools to risk stratify these patients. We hypothesized that global longitudinal strain (GLS) could predict sustained recovery within this population. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively identified 96 patients with a reduced LVEF <50% (screening echocardiogram), whose LVEF had increased by at least 10% and normalized (>50%) on evidence-based medical therapies (baseline echocardiogram)...
June 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552098/cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-in-aortic-stenosis
#8
Van Doan Tuyet Le
Patients with moderate to severe aortic stenosis (AVA <1.3 cm(2)) who were judged, by a referring cardiologist, as asymptomatic or equivocal symptomatic from the aortic stenosis were included in the study. Patients with left ventricular ejection fraction <50% were not included. Twenty-nine percent of the referred patients were judged asymptomatic and 71% equivocal symptomatic from their valve disease. The mean age was 72 years and 90% of the patients had an AVA-index <0.6 cm(2)/m(2). By clinical evaluation in the outpatient clinic, 48% were judged as having functional limitation corresponding to NYHA≥II...
May 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551473/heart-failure-with-myocardial-recovery-the-patient-whose-heart-failure-has-improved-what-next
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REVIEW
Petra Nijst, Pieter Martens, Wilfried Mullens
In an important number of heart failure (HF) patients substantial or complete myocardial recovery occurs. In the strictest sense, myocardial recovery is a return to both normal structure and function of the heart. HF patients with myocardial recovery or recovered ejection fraction (EF; HFrecEF) are a distinct population of HF patients with different underlying etiologies, demographics, comorbidities, response to therapies and outcomes compared to HF patients with persistent reduced (HFrEF) or preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF)...
May 24, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545626/very-late-continued-reverse-remodelling-after-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-in-patients-with-extreme-left-ventricular-dilatation
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Samuel Larue-Grondin, François Philippon, Jean-François Sarrazin, Sacha-Michelle Dubois-Sénéchal, Michelle Dubois, Mario Sénéchal
Response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) varies greatly among patients. We present 2 patients with severe heart failure symptoms (New York Heart Association class IV) and extreme initial left ventricular (LV) dilatation (LV end-diastolic diameter of 92 mm and 80 mm, respectively) and severe functional mitral regurgitation who underwent CRT device implantation. Long-term follow-up showed late (≥ 4 years) normalization of LV ejection fraction (LVEF), LV dimensions, and functional status. In a subgroup of patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy and complete left bundle branch block, late continued LV reverse remodelling may lead to normalization of LV volumes and LVEF and significant improvement in functional class...
June 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540981/comparison-of-de-novo-versus-upgrade-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-focused-on-the-upgrade-for-pacing-induced-cardiomyopathy
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Hye Bin Gwag, Kwang Jin Chun, Jin Kyung Hwang, Kyoung Min Park, Young Keun On, June Soo Kim, Seung Jung Park
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine whether upgrade cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) shows better outcomes than de novo CRT. To do so, we compared the efficacy of CRT between de novo and upgrade groups, focusing particularly on the effect of upgrade CRT on patients with pacing-induced cardiomyopathy (PiCM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: PiCM was defined as new-onset dilated cardiomyopathy following pacemaker implantation in patients with baseline normal ejection fraction ≥50%...
July 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532169/impact-of-metoprolol-treatment-on-cardiac-function-and-exercise-tolerance-in-heart-failure-patients-with-neuropsychiatric-disorders
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Jingjing Huang, Ran Zhang, Xuelu Liu, Yong Meng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of neuropsychiatric disorders on the effect of metoprolol on cardiac and motor function in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. METHODS: From February 2013 to April 2016, CHF patients with clinical mental disorders received metoprolol (23.75 or 47.5 mg, once daily, orally) at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University. Mental status was confirmed by means of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and the Copenhagen Burnout Inventory (CBI) scale...
June 19, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528324/new-role-for-interleukin-13-receptor-%C3%AE-1-in-myocardial-homeostasis-and-heart-failure
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Uri Amit, David Kain, Allon Wagner, Avinash Sahu, Yael Nevo-Caspi, Nir Gonen, Natali Molotski, Tal Konfino, Natalie Landa, Nili Naftali-Shani, Galia Blum, Emmanuelle Merquiol, Danielle Karo-Atar, Yariv Kanfi, Gidi Paret, Ariel Munitz, Haim Y Cohen, Eytan Ruppin, Sridhar Hannenhalli, Jonathan Leor
BACKGROUND: The immune system plays a pivotal role in myocardial homeostasis and response to injury. Interleukins-4 and -13 are anti-inflammatory type-2 cytokines, signaling via the common interleukin-13 receptor α1 chain and the type-2 interleukin-4 receptor. The role of interleukin-13 receptor α1 in the heart is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed myocardial samples from human donors (n=136) and patients with end-stage heart failure (n=177). We found that the interleukin-13 receptor α1 is present in the myocardium and, together with the complementary type-2 interleukin-4 receptor chain Il4ra, is significantly downregulated in the hearts of patients with heart failure...
May 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526545/obstructive-sleep-apnoea-and-right-ventricular-function-a-combined-assessment-by-speckle-tracking-and-three-dimensional-echocardiography
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Agostino Buonauro, Maurizio Galderisi, Ciro Santoro, Angelo Canora, Maria Luisa Bocchino, Francesco Lo Iudice, Maria Lembo, Roberta Esposito, Sabrina Castaldo, Bruno Trimarco, Alessandro Sanduzzi
BACKGROUND: Little is known on right ventricular (RV) involvement in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). This study aimed at evaluating early RV dysfunction by standard and advanced echocardiography in OSA. METHODS: Fifty-nine OSA patients without heart failure and 29 age-matched controls underwent standard, speckle tracking and real time 3D echocardiography of right ventricle. OSA patients performed lung function tests and overnight cardio-respiratory monitoring with evaluation of apnea-hypopnea index (AHI)...
May 4, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523319/amyloidosis-a-rare-cause-of-refractory-heart-failure-in-a-young-female
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Irina Iuliana Costache, Claudia Florida Costea, Mihai Danciu, Victor Vlad Costan, Viviana Aursulesei, Gabriela FlorenŢa Dumitrescu, Mihaela Dana Turliuc, Anca Sava
Cardiac amyloidosis may occur in any type of systemic amyloidosis. The clinical picture is often characterized by restrictive cardiomyopathy. We report the case of a 41-year-old female patient admitted to the Department of Cardiology with clinical signs of right heart failure: congested jugular veins, hepatomegaly, peripheral edema, ascites associated with atrial fibrillation, low values of arterial blood pressure and oliguria. Echocardiographic findings were helpful for the diagnosis of cardiac amyloidosis: enlarged atrial cavities, normal size ventricles, thickened ventricular septum and posterior left ventricle wall with normal left ventricular ejection fraction, mitral and tricuspid regurgitation...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515819/sub-clinical-hypothyroidism-and-its-association-with-increased-cardiovascular-mortality-call-for-action
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REVIEW
Abdalla Hassan, Alvaro Altamirano-Ufion, Beenish Zulfiqar, Prajwal Boddu
Thyroid hormones play an important role in regulating different functions regarding metabolism and performance in multiple organs. Any change in the thyroid hormones axis can lead to profound effect on the vital organ stability especially the cardiovascular system. Hypothyroidism is classified according to the clinical presentation as overt and subclinical. Currently, there exists a paucity of evidence on the beneficial effects of thyroxine hormone replacement on cardiovascular mortality outcomes in subclinical hypothyroidism...
April 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511855/clinical-correlates-and-prognostic-impact-of-impaired-iron-storage-versus-impaired-iron-transport-in-an-international-cohort-of-1821-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Pedro Moliner, Ewa A Jankowska, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Nuria Farre, Piotr Rozentryt, Cristina Enjuanes, Lech Polonski, Oona Meroño, Adriaan A Voors, Piotr Ponikowski, Peter Van der Meer, Josep Comin-Colet
AIMS: To define iron deficiency in chronic heart failure (CHF), both, ferritin<100μg/L (indicating reduced iron storage) and transferrin saturation (TSAT)<20% (indicating reduced iron transport) are used. The aim of the study was to evaluate clinical outcomes and prognosis of either low ferritin or low TSAT in patients with CHF. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated the clinical impact of impaired iron storage (IIS) and impaired iron transport (IIT) either alone or in combination compared to patients with normal iron status (NIS), in an international cohort of 1821 patients with CHF with a mean age of 66±13years and mean left ventricular ejection fraction of 35%±15...
May 3, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496511/evaluation-of-coronary-arteries-in-non-ischemic-cardiomyopathies-a-case-report
#18
Farveh Vakilian, Mahmood Mohamadzadeh Shabestari, Ahmad Amin, Soheila Chamanian, Toktam Moghiman
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) is a congenital cardiac disease with myocardial involvement, most probably right ventricular (RV) dysfunction, accounting for 20% of sudden cardiac deaths. Characterized by the fibro-fatty infiltration of the RV free wall, ARVD/C presents in adolescents with ventricular arrhythmias and heart failure symptoms and as biventricular failure in adults. The coronary risk in these patients is not clear. We present an incidental finding: the left anterior descending artery cut-off in a middle-aged man with ARVD/C...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472418/increased-passive-stiffness-promotes-diastolic-dysfunction-despite-improved-ca2-handling-during-left-ventricular-concentric-hypertrophy
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Åsmund T Røe, Jan Magnus Aronsen, Kristine Skårdal, Nazha Hamdani, Wolfgang A Linke, Håvard E Danielsen, Ole M Sejersted, Ivar Sjaastad, William E Louch
Aims: Concentric hypertrophy following pressure-overload is linked to preserved systolic function but impaired diastolic function, and is an important substrate for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. While increased passive stiffness of the myocardium is a suggested mechanism underlying diastolic dysfunction in these hearts, the contribution of a ctive diastolic Ca 2+ cycling in cardiomyocytes remains unclear. In this study, we sought to dissect contributions of passive and active mechanisms to diastolic dysfunction in the concentrically hypertrophied heart following pressure-overload...
May 4, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458697/myocardial-iron-load-measured-by-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-evaluate-cardiac-systolic-function-in-thalassemia
#20
Masoumeh Kahnooji, Hamid Reza Rashidinejad, Mohammad Shahram Yazdanpanah, Nahid Azdaki, Ahmad Naghibzadeh-Tahami
BACKGROUND: The assessment of cardiac iron overload in thalassemia major has been considered as an important predictive factor of heart injury. The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-derived relaxation time parameter (T2*) varies inversely with iron level, and elevated myocardial iron levels by T2* are associated with depressed left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF). We compared echocardiographic (ECHO) indices of systolic function to myocardial T2* in these patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional database review identified 200 consecutive patients with thalassemia who underwent both ECHO and MRI T2* assessment...
September 2016: ARYA Atherosclerosis
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