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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637308/three-dimensional-right-ventricular-regional-deformation-and-survival-in-pulmonary-hypertension
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Pamela Moceri, Nicolas Duchateau, Delphine Baudouy, Elie-Dan Schouver, Sylvie Leroy, Fabien Squara, Emile Ferrari, Maxime Sermesant
Aims: Survival in pulmonary hypertension (PH) relates to right ventricular (RV) function. However, the RV unique anatomy and structure limit 2D analysis and its regional 3D function has not been studied yet. The aim of this study was to assess the implications of global and regional 3D RV deformation on clinical condition and survival in adults with PH and healthy controls. Methods and results: We collected a prospective longitudinal cohort of 104 consecutive PH patients and 34 healthy controls between September 2014 and December 2015...
June 15, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637305/left-atrial-structure-and-function-in-cardiac-amyloidosis
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Kotaro Nochioka, Candida Cristina Quarta, Brian Claggett, Gabriela Querejeta Roca, Claudio Rapezzi, Rodney H Falk, Scott D Solomon
Aims: Although cardiac amyloidosis (CA) is characterized by significant left atrial (LA) dilatation, the characteristics of LA function remain to be fully investigated. Methods and results: We assessed LA function by speckle-tracking echocardiography in 124 patients with CA and sinus rhythm: 68 with light chain (AL), 29 with mutant (ATTRm), 27 with wild-type (ATTRwt) transthyretin amyloidosis. Conventional and strain-derived parameters, including LA peak longitudinal strain (LS) and strain rate (peak LSR: reservoir function; early LSR: conduit function; late LSR: active function), were assessed compared between CA patients and 20 healthy controls of similar age and gender...
June 16, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636515/a-brief-period-of-intensive-cardiac-rehabilitation-improves-global-longitudinal-strain-and-diastolic-function-after-a-first-uncomplicated-myocardial-infarction
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Gabriella Malfatto, Miriam Revera, Giovanna Branzi, Francesca Ciambellotti, Alessia Giglio, Simonetta Blengino, Matteo Oldani, Camilla Facchini, Gianfranco Parati, Mario Facchini
Objectives In patients with abnormal left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), cardiac rehabilitation with physical training prevents cardiac remodelling. To define the role of rehabilitation in the recovery of ventricular function in less severe cases, we studied its effects on more refined indexes of left ventricular function in uncomplicated, low-risk patients. Methods and results Fifty-five patients underwent percutaneous coronary revascularization after uncomplicated first AMI...
March 21, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635515/an-effective-treatment-for-heart-failure-caused-by-valvular-heart-diseases-thoracic-sympathetic-block
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Dan Li, Wei Liu, Dan Ma, Fengxiang Yun, Shu Li, Fengqi Liu
BACKGROUND: The pilot study is designed to investigate the effect of continuous thoracic sympathetic block (TSB) on cardiac function, reconstruction, and hemodynamic parameters in patients with heart failure resulting from valvular heart disease. METHOD: The cardiac function parameters, including left ventricle ejection fraction (LVEF), left ventricle end-diastole diameter (LVEDD), fractional shortening (FS), and N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), were measured in 19 patients before and after TSB treatment...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634695/assessment-of-early-diastolic-intraventricular-pressure-gradient-in-the-left-ventricle-among-patients-with-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Maki Kobayashi, Ken Takahashi, Mariko Yamada, Kana Yazaki, Kotoko Matsui, Noboru Tanaka, Sachie Shigemitsu, Katsumi Akimoto, Masahiko Kishiro, Keisuke Nakanishi, Shiori Kawasaki, Masaki Nii, Keiichi Itatani, Toshiaki Shimizu
Assessment of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction is vital in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (rTOF). The early diastolic intraventricular pressure gradient (IVPG) in the LV plays an important role in diastolic function. IVPG is calculated as the intraventricular pressure difference divided by the LV length, which allows to account for differences in LV size and therefore calculate IVPG in children. We aimed to investigate the mechanisms of LV diastolic dysfunction by measuring mid-to-apical IVPG as an indicator of the active suction force sucking blood from the left atrium into the LV...
June 20, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634521/a-review-of-echocardiograms-in-hypertensive-patients-greater-than-60-years-in-a-community-based-family-medicine-program
#6
Shideh Doroudi, Michael D DeLisi, Vincent A DeBari
Background: Heart disease as a result of Hypertension is known to occur. Anatomical and functional changes of the heart can easily be detected by echocardiography, which is a safe and readily available study. Objectives: The aims of this study were to evaluate the prevalence of common echocardiographic changes in chronic hypertensive patients and to compare these changes in male and female populations. Design/methods: The study was a community-based cross-sectional study, on 227 hypertensive patients, 60 years and older, seen in St...
January 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634052/management-of-wide-based-renal-artery-aneurysms-using-noncovered-stent-assisted-coil-embolization
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Xiaolong Wei, Yudong Sun, Yani Wu, Zhenjiang Li, Jiang Zhu, Zhiqing Zhao, Rui Feng, Zaiping Jing
OBJECTIVE: This study describes the safety and midterm efficacy of a noncovered stent-assisted embolization (SAE) technique in treating patients with wide-base renal artery aneurysms (RAAs). METHODS: Between February 2011 and June 2014, 34 RAAs in 28 consecutive patients were treated with noncovered SAE in our center. RESULTS: Technical success was 100%. During an average follow-up of 19 months, the systolic and diastolic blood pressures were significantly decreased...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633329/mid-term-blood-pressure-variability-is-associated-with-clinical-outcome-after-ischemic-stroke
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Yibo Wang, Jin'e Wang, Pin Meng, Na Liu, Niu Ji, Guanghui Zhang, Bingchao Xu, Xinyu Zhou, Yong'an Sun, Yingda Xu, Rutai Hui, Mingli He
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the relation between mid-term blood pressure (BP) variability (BPV) within 7 days of onset and the prognosis in acute stroke patients. METHODS: Total 873 acute ischemic stroke patients were included in this study. Mid-term BPV was evaluated through the calculations of coefficient of variation (CV) of the systolic BP (SBP) and diastolic BP (DBP) within 7 days of onset. Clinical outcomes were assessed using the recovery situations of neurological function at 3 months, the primary outcome (symptomatic recurrent stroke) and the secondary outcomes (recurrent stroke, all-cause mortality, and the composite of cardiovascular events) within 12 months...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633297/sauna-bathing-and-incident-hypertension-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Francesco Zaccardi, Tanjaniina Laukkanen, Peter Willeit, Setor K Kunutsor, Jussi Kauhanen, Jari A Laukkanen
BACKGROUND: Sauna bathing is associated with reduced cardiovascular risk, but the mechanisms underlying this beneficial effect are not entirely understood. We aimed to assess the relationship between sauna bathing and risk of incident hypertension. METHODS: Frequency of sauna bathing was ascertained using questionnaires in the Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Study, a prospective cohort study conducted in Eastern Finland that comprised a population-based sample of 1,621 men aged 42 to 60 years without hypertension at baseline...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631496/echocardiographic-evaluation-of-cardiac-functions-in-newborns-of-mildly-preeclamptic-pregnant-women-within-postnatal-24-48%C3%A2-hours
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Kadir Mutlu, Ulas Karadas, Yilmaz Yozgat, Timur Meşe, Mustafa Demirol, Senay Coban, Cem Karadeniz, Rahmi Özdemir, Dilek Orbatu, Utku Karaarslan, Vedide Tavli
The aim of this study is to detect preeclampsia-related cardiac dysfunction within 24-48 hours of delivery in newborns born from preeclamptic mothers. Forty newborns from mildly preeclamptic mothers formed the study group and the control group was formed by 40 healthy newborns. Cardiac function for the groups were evaluated using conventional echocardiography and myocardial performance index (MPI) within the first 24-48 hours of their lifetime and the results of both groups were compared. A significant difference between the groups was observed especially in the PW Doppler MPI measurements (the left ventricle MPI 0...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631103/transesophageal-echocardiography-in-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-a-comprehensive-intraoperative-monitoring-tool
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Luigi Vetrugno, Federico Barbariol, Umberto Baccarani, Francesco Forfori, Giovanni Volpicelli, Giorgio Della Rocca
Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography is a minimally invasive monitoring tool that can provide real-time visual information on ventricular function and hemodynamic volume status in patients undergoing liver transplantation. The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases states that transesophageal echocardiography should be used in all liver transplant candidates in order to assess chamber sizes, hypertrophy, systolic and diastolic function, valvular function, and left ventricle outflow tract obstruction...
December 2017: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631080/comparison-of-volumetric-and-functional-parameters-in-simultaneous-cardiac-pet-mr-feasibility-of-volumetric-assessment-with-residual-activity-from-prior-pet-ct
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C Lücke, B Oppolzer, P Werner, B Foldyna, P Lurz, T Jochimsen, B Brenneis, L Lehmkuhl, B Sattler, M Grothoff, H Barthel, O Sabri, M Gutberlet
OBJECTIVE: To compare cardiac left ventricular (LV) parameters in simultaneously acquired hybrid fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose ([18F] FDG) positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) in patients with residual tracer activity of upstream PET/CT. METHODS: Twenty-nine patients (23 men, age 58±17 years) underwent cardiac PET/MRI either directly after a non-cardiac PET/CT with homogenous cardiac [18F] FDG uptake (n=20) or for viability assessment (n=9)...
June 19, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630135/inhibition-of-the-cardiac-fibroblast-enriched-lncrna-meg3-prevents-cardiac-fibrosis-and-diastolic-dysfunction
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Maria-Teresa Piccoli, Shashi Gupta, Janika Viereck, Ariana Foinquinos, Sabine Samolovac, Freya Kramer, Ankita Garg, Janet Remke, Karina Zimmer, Sandor Batkai, Thomas Thum
Rationale: Cardiac fibroblasts (CFs) drive extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling following pressure overload, leading to fibrosis and diastolic dysfunction. Recent studies described the role of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) in cardiac pathologies. Nevertheless, detailed reports on lncRNAs regulating CF biology and describing their implication in cardiac remodeling are still missing. Objective: Here, we aimed at characterizing lncRNA expression in murine CFs following chronic pressure overload, in order to identify CF-enriched lncRNAs and investigate their function and contribution to cardiac fibrosis and diastolic dysfunction...
June 19, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630041/dysregulated-zn-2-homeostasis-impairs-cardiac-type-2-ryanodine-receptor-and-mitsugumin-23-functions-leading-to-sarcoplasmic-reticulum-ca-2-leakage
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Benedict Reilly-O'Donnell, Gavin B Robertson, Angela Karumbi, Connor McIntyre, Wojciech Bal, Miyuki Nishi, Hiroshi Takeshima, Alan J Stewart, Samantha J Pitt
Aberrant Zn2+-homeostasis is associated with dysregulated intracellular Ca2+ release resulting in chronic heart failure. In the failing heart, a small population of cardiac ryanodine receptors (RyR2) display sub-conductance state gating leading to Ca2+ leakage from sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) stores, which impairs cardiac contractility. Previous evidence suggests contribution of RyR2-independent Ca2+ leakage through an uncharacterized mechanism. We sought to examine the role of Zn2+ in shaping intracellular Ca2+ release in cardiac muscle...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629818/corydalis-hendersonii-hemsl-protects-against-myocardial-injury-by-attenuating-inflammation-and-fibrosis-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-jak2-stat3-signaling-pathways
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Ruifeng Bai, Xu Yin, Xiao Feng, Yuan Cao, Yan Wu, Zhixiang Zhu, Chun Li, Pengfei Tu, Xingyun Chai
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Corydalis hendersonii Hemsl. (CH) with heat clearing and detoxifying effects are well described in Tibetan folk medicine. It has been used for centuries in China largely for the treatment of high altitude polycythemia, a pathophysiological condition referred to "plethora" in Tibetan medicine, hypertension, hepatitis, edema, gastritis, and other infectious diseases. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the cardioprotective effects of Corydalis hendersonii extract in an ICR mouse model of myocardial ischemic injury...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628970/a-randomized-double-blind-clinical-study-on-blood-pressure-reduction-and-blood-lipid-profile-amelioration-on-treatment-with-ankascin-568
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Chien-Li Chen, Jen-Ho Tseng, Tzu-Ming Pan, Sheng-Huang Hsiao
Hypertension and cardiovascular complications are the leading causes of death worldwide. Antihypertensive drugs often cause various side effects, and improper use of antihypertensive medications can result in irreparable damage. Edible fungi of the Monascus species have been used as traditional Chinese medicines in Southeast Asia for several centuries. The fermented products of Monascus purpureus NTU 568 (ANKASCIN 568) possess a number of functional secondary metabolites including the anti-inflammatory pigments monascin and ankaflavin...
June 30, 2017: Chinese Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627028/common-findings-in-late-gestation-fetal-echocardiography
#17
Lauren Tague, Mary T Donofrio, Amanda Fulgium, Robert McCarter, Catherine Limperopoulos, David N Schidlow
OBJECTIVES: Fetal echocardiography provides detailed information about cardiac structure and function in utero. Limited information is available regarding normal findings late in pregnancy. We therefore sought to identify and describe common cardiac findings in late gestation. METHODS: Fetuses with structurally normal hearts were identified in mid gestation within a subset of pregnant women in a prospective study. The atrioventricular valves, right and left atria, aortic isthmus and ductus arteriosus dimensions and flow abnormalities, aneurysm of the septum primum, and presence and grade of tricuspid regurgitation were assessed throughout pregnancy...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626146/mitral-valve-structure-in-addition-to-myocardial-viability-determines-the-outcome-of-functional-mitral-regurgitation-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
#18
Shohei Yoshida, Satsuki Fukushima, Shigeru Miyagawa, Teruya Nakamura, Yasushi Yoshikawa, Hiroki Hata, Shunsuke Saito, Daisuke Yoshioka, Keitaro Domae, Noriyuki Kashiyama, Kouji Yamamoto, Ayumi Shintani, Satoshi Nakatani, Koichi Toda, Yoshiki Sawa
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) reduces functional mitral regurgitation (MR) associated with ischemic heart disease, although the predictive factors or mechanisms of reversibility of functional MR after CABG are not fully understood.We investigated whether mitral valve structure is associated with the outcome of functional MR after CABG.Methods and Results:From a consecutive series of 98 patients with mild-moderate functional MR preoperatively who underwent isolated CABG, we enrolled 66 patients who were followed up for >1 year postoperatively using echocardiography...
June 16, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625379/reliability-of-updated-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-recommendations-in-predicting-elevated-left-ventricular-filling-pressure-and-prognosis
#19
Kimi Sato, Andrew D M Grant, Kazuaki Negishi, Paul C Cremer, Tomoko Negishi, Arnav Kumar, Patrick Collier, Samir R Kapadia, Richard A Grimm, Milind Y Desai, Brian P Griffin, Zoran B Popović
An updated 2016 echocardiographic algorithm for diagnosing left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction (DD) was recently proposed. We aimed to assess the reliability of the 2016 echocardiographic LVDD grading algorithm in predicting elevated LV filling pressure and clinical outcomes compared to the 2009 version. METHODS: We retrospectively identified 460 consecutive patients without atrial fibrillation or significant mitral valve disease who underwent transthoracic echocardiography within 24 hours of elective heart catheterization...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625246/-effects-of-high-flow-hemodialysis-on-the-biomarker-of-myocardium-injury-and-the-cardiac-function-related-records-in-uremia-patients
#20
Ling Tang, Xiaofeng Deng, Qing Dai, Hengfen Xiao, Yue Shu, Min Jiang, Ling Wei, Li Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of high flow hemodialysis (HFHD) on cardiac function in uremia patients. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled study was conducted. Sixty patients who were diagnosed with uremia, taken maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) and 30 healthy controls admitted to the Second People's Hospital of Guiyang from December 2014 to June 2015 were enrolled. They were randomly divided into two groups: HFHD group (HFHD three times a week) and the routine hemodialysis group (HD group, HD three times a week), with 30 in each group...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
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