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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924461/life-satisfaction-and-hemodynamic-reactivity-to-mental-stress
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Andreas Schwerdtfeger, Kerstin Gaisbachgrabner, Claudia Traunmüller
BACKGROUND: Satisfaction with life has been considered a health-protective variable, which could impact cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However, few studies have examined the physiological pathways involved in the potentially salutary effect of life satisfaction. It was hypothesized that life satisfaction should be associated with a cardiovascular response profile that signals challenge (i.e., higher cardiac output, lower peripheral resistance), rather than threat during a mental stress task...
December 6, 2016: Annals of Behavioral Medicine: a Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914174/mathematical-detection-of-aortic-valve-opening-b-point-in-impedance-cardiography-a-comparison-of-three-popular-algorithms
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Javier Rodríguez Árbol, Pandelis Perakakis, Alba Garrido, José Luis Mata, M Carmen Fernández-Santaella, Jaime Vila
The preejection period (PEP) is an index of left ventricle contractility widely used in psychophysiological research. Its computation requires detecting the moment when the aortic valve opens, which coincides with the B point in the first derivative of impedance cardiogram (ICG). Although this operation has been traditionally made via visual inspection, several algorithms based on derivative calculations have been developed to enable an automatic performance of the task. However, despite their popularity, data about their empirical validation are not always available...
December 3, 2016: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858914/values-of-hemodynamic-variation-in-response-to-passive-leg-raising-in-predicting-exercise-capacity-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Hong-Lian Zhou, Ling Ding, Tao Mi, Kai Zheng, Xiao-Fen Wu, Jing Wang, Meng-Ying Liu, Le Zhang, Cun-Tai Zhang, Xiao-Qing Quan
In heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction, their hemodynamic parameters usually change when they are from recumbent to passive leg raising. The authors designed this study to investigate the relationship between hemodynamic parameters measured by impedance cardiography (ICG) and 6-minute walk distance (6MWD) of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF). We recruited 49 subjects with HFPEF in the study, and all the subjects were separated into 2 groups: the patients whose hemodynamic parameters rose after passive leg raising were in group 1 (n = 26) and the patients whose hemodynamic parameters did not rise after passive leg raising were in group 2 (n = 23)...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851100/1464-utility-of-impedance-cardiography-on-hemodynamic-monitoring-in-septic-patients
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Yizhi Shan, Andres Samayoa, Ryan Shadis, James Yusckak, Orlando Kirton, Thai Vu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832647/extracellular-volume-overload-and-increased-vasoconstriction-in-patients-with-recurrent-intradialytic-hypertension
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Peter Noel Van Buren, Yunyun Zhou, Javier A Neyra, Guanghua Xiao, Wanpen Vongpatanasin, Jula Inrig, Robert Toto
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Intradialytic hypertension (IH) occurs frequently in some hemodialysis patients and increases mortality risk. We simultaneously compared pre-dialysis, post-dialysis and changes in extracellular volume and hemodynamics in recurrent IH patients and controls. METHODS: We performed a case-control study among prevalent hemodialysis patients with recurrent IH and hypertensive hemodialysis controls. We used bioimpedance spectroscopy and impedance cardiography to compare pre-dialysis, post-dialysis, and intradialytic change in total body water (TBW) and extracellular water (ECW), as well as cardiac index (CI) and total peripheral resistance index (TPRI)...
November 11, 2016: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832567/comparison-of-bioreactance-non-invasive-cardiac-output-measurements-with-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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F Trinkmann, C Schneider, J D Michels, K Stach, C Doesch, S O Schoenberg, M Borggrefe, J Saur, T Papavassiliu
Impedance cardiography measurement of cardiac output gained wide interest due to its ease of use and non-invasiveness. However, validation studies of different algorithms yielded diverging results. Bioreactance (BR) as a recent adaption differs fundamentally as the flow signal is derived from phase shifts. Our aim was to assess the accuracy and reproducibility of BR, as compared to the non-invasive gold standard--cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR). We prospectively included 32 stable patients. BR was performed twice in the supine position and averaged over 30 seconds...
November 2016: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810293/usefulness-of-stroke-volume-monitoring-during-upright-ramp-incremental-cycle-exercise-in-young-patients-with-fontan-circulation
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Antoine Legendre, Aurore Guillot, Magalie Ladouceur, Damien Bonnet
BACKGROUND: Aerobic capacity (VO2 max) of patients with Fontan circulation (FC) is lowest within patients with congenital heart disease. The reasons have not been completely elucidated. METHODS: Twenty five young patients with non-failing FC underwent a cardiopulmonary test during an upright ramp cycling. By using a signal morphology impedance cardiography device (physioflow®), stroke volume (SV) was evaluated along with effort. The results were compared with paired healthy controls...
October 29, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784687/dietary-nitrate-supplementation-and-exercise-tolerance-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Daniel M Hirai, Joel T Zelt, Joshua H Jones, Luiza G Castanhas, Robert F Bentley, Wendy Earle, Patti Staples, Michael E Tschakovsky, John McCans, Denis E O'Donnell, J Alberto Neder
Endothelial dysfunction and reduced nitric oxide (NO) signaling are key abnormalities leading to skeletal muscle oxygen delivery-utilization mismatch and poor physical capacity in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Oral inorganic nitrate supplementation provides an exogenous source of NO that may enhance locomotor muscle function and oxygenation with consequent improvement in exercise tolerance in HFrEF. Thirteen patients (left ventricular ejection fraction ≤40%) were enrolled in a double-blind, randomized crossover study to receive concentrated nitrate-rich (nitrate) or nitrate-depleted (placebo) beetroot juice for 9 days...
October 26, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721369/applicability-of-impedance-cardiography-during-heart-failure-flare-ups
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Saulius Sadauskas, Albinas Naudžiūnas, Alvydas Unikauskas, Edita Mašanauskienė, Giedrė Bakšytė, Andrius Macas
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) accounts for about 5% of all causes of urgent hospital admissions, and the overall mortality of HF patients within 1 year after hospitalization is 17-45%. Transthoracic impedance cardiography (ICG) is a safe, non-invasive diagnostic technique that helps to detect various parameters that define different cardiac functions. The aim of this study was to investigate the value of ICG parameters in patients hospitalized due to HF flare-ups. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 60 patients (24 women and 36 men) who were admitted to intensive care units because of an acute episode of HF without signs of myocardial infarction...
October 9, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695628/effects-of-acupuncture-stimulation-on-the-radial-artery-s-pressure-pulse-wave-in-healthy-young-participants-protocol-for-a-prospective-single-arm-exploratory-clinical-study
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Jae-Young Shin, Jun-Hwan Lee, Boncho Ku, Jang Han Bae, Min-Ho Un, Jaeuk U Kim, Tae-Hun Kim
INTRODUCTION: This study aims to investigate the effects of acupuncture stimulation on the radial artery's pressure pulse wave, along with various hemodynamic parameters, and to explore the possible underlying mechanism of pulse diagnosis in healthy participants in their twenties. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This study is a prospective, single-arm, exploratory clinical study. A total of 25 healthy participants, without regard to gender, in their twenties will be recruited by physicians...
September 2016: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680816/g5-12-week-cardiovascular-profiles-differ-between-patients-with-essential-hypertension-gestational-hypertension-late-preeclampsia-and-intra-uterine-growth-retardation
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S Vonck, J Oben, A S Staelens, D Lanssens, K Tomsin, W Gyselaers
INTRODUCTION: Maternal cardiovascular adaptations are mandatory for a normal course of pregnancy. Disturbed adaptations predispose to gestational complications further in pregnancy such as hypertension disorders and/or fetal growth restriction. We aim to explore the early gestational cardiovascular profile in uncomplicated pregnancy, in gestational hypertensive disorders and isolated intra-uterine growth retardation. METHODS: Cardiovascular assessments were done using a standard protocol with impedance cardiography (Niccomo, SonoSite, MedisMedinizinischeMesstechnik GmbH, Ilmenau, Germany) and bio-impedance (Maltron BIOSCAN 920-II; Maltron International LTD, Essex, UK) around 12 weeks of gestation...
August 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27620621/elucidating-the-hemodynamic-origin-of-ballistocardiographic-forces-toward-improved-monitoring-of-cardiovascular-health-at-home
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Abdul Qadir Javaid, Hazar Ashouri, Srini Tridandapani, Omer T Inan
The ballistocardiogram (BCG), a signal describing the reaction forces of the body to cardiac ejection of blood, has recently gained interest in the research community as a potential tool for monitoring the mechanical aspects of cardiovascular health for patients at home and during normal activities of daily living. An important limitation in the field of BCG research is that while the BCG signal measures the forces of the body, the information desired (and understood) by clinicians and caregivers, regarding mechanical health of the cardiovascular system, is typically expressed as blood pressure or flow...
2016: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614883/cardiac-stroke-volume-variability-measured-non-invasively-by-three-methods-for-detection-of-central-hypovolemia-in-healthy-humans
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Nathalie Linn Anikken Holme, Erling Bekkestad Rein, Maja Elstad
PURPOSE: Hypovolemia decreases preload and cardiac stroke volume. Cardiac stroke volume (SV) and its variability (cardiac stroke volume variability, SVV) have been proposed as clinical tools for detection of acute hemorrhage. We compared three non-invasive SV measurements and investigated if respiration-induced fluctuations in SV may detect mild and moderate hypovolemia in spontaneously breathing humans. METHODS: Ten healthy subjects underwent experimental central hypovolemia induced by lower body negative pressure to -60 mmHg or onset of presyncopal symptoms...
September 10, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27568363/psychophysiological-correlates-of-systemic-inflammation-in-black-and-white-men
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Kimberly G Lockwood, J Richard Jennings, Karen A Matthews
Inflammation plays a critical role in the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and levels of circulating inflammatory markers are associated with future CVD risk. However, the physiological mechanisms that control systemic levels of circulating inflammatory markers are not well understood. Here, we explore possible autonomic nervous system mechanisms by testing whether resting and stressor-evoked cardiovascular responses are associated with two markers of systemic inflammation: interleukin(IL)-6 and C-reactive protein (CRP)...
August 24, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27562130/evaluation-of-impedance-cardiography-for-measurement-of-stroke-volume-in-congenital-heart-disease
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Mohammed Ebrahim, Sanjeet Hegde, Beth Printz, Mark Abcede, James A Proudfoot, Christopher Davis
Noninvasive measurement of cardiac output (CO) and particularly stroke volume (SV) remain difficult but potentially valuable. These variables can be particularly challenging to measure in children with congenital heart disease (CHD). Impedance cardiography (IC) is a technique shown to be accurate in measuring SV in adults and in children with structurally normal hearts. The ease of use and rapidity of SV measurement using IC makes it potentially attractive for young patients with CHD. Advances in IC technology have led to more sophisticated signal-morphology IC (SMIC) devices that may further improve accuracy...
December 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27559316/cerebro-and-cardio-vascular-responses-to-energy-drink-in-young-adults-is-there-a-gender-effect
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Cathríona R Monnard, Jean-Pierre Montani, Erik K Grasser
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Energy drinks (EDs) are suspected to induce potential adverse cardiovascular effects and have recently been shown to reduce cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV) in young, healthy subjects. Gender differences in CBFV in response to EDs have not previously been investigated, despite the fact that women are more prone to cardiovascular disturbances such as neurocardiogenic syncope than men. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore gender differences in cerebrovascular and cardiovascular responses to EDs...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27558771/association-of-central-sleep-apnea-with-impaired-heart-structure-and-cardiovascular-hemodynamics-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Anna Kazimierczak, Paweł Krzesiński, Grzegorz Gielerak, Beata Uziębło-Życzkowska, Paweł Smurzyński, Robert Ryczek, Andrzej Cwetsch, Andrzej Skrobowski
BACKGROUND Advanced heart failure (HF) is commonly accompanied by central sleep apnea (CSA) with Cheyne-Stokes respiration (CSR). The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between CSA/CSR and other clinical features of HF, with particular emphasis on cardiovascular hemodynamics. MATERIAL AND METHODS In 161 stable HF patients with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤45% (NYHA class I-III; mean LVEF 32.8%) the clinical evaluation included: LVEF; left and right ventricular end-diastolic diameter (LVDd, RVDd); ratio of early transmitral flow velocity to early diastolic septal mitral annulus velocity (E/e') assessed by echocardiography; stroke index (SI); heart rate (HR); cardiac index (CI); and systemic vascular resistance index (SVRI) assessed by impedance cardiography (ICG)...
2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27547430/genomic-ancestry-as-a-predictor-of-haemodynamic-profile-in-heart-failure
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Sabrina Bernardez-Pereira, Luciana Gioli-Pereira, Fabiana G Marcondes-Braga, Paulo Caleb Junior Lima Santos, Joceli Mabel Rocha Spina, Andréa Roseli Vançan Russo Horimoto, Hadassa Campos Santos, Fernando Bacal, Fábio Fernandes, Alfredo Jose Mansur, Ricardo Pietrobon, José Eduardo Krieger, Evandro Tinoco Mesquita, Alexandre Costa Pereira
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to assess the association between genetic ancestry, self-declared race and haemodynamic parameters in patients with chronic heart failure (HF). METHODS: Observational, cross-sectional study. Eligible participants were aged between 18 and 80 years; ejection fraction was ≤50%. Patients underwent genetic analysis of ancestry informative markers, echocardiography and impedance cardiography (ICG). Race was determined by self-classification into two groups: white and non-white...
2016: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27531544/do-mathematical-model-studies-settle-the-controversy-on-the-origin-of-cardiac-synchronous-trans-thoracic-electrical-impedance-variations-a-systematic-review
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A de Sitter, R M Verdaasdonk, T J C Faes
Impedance cardiography (ICG) is a method to evaluate cardiac-stroke volume and cardiac-output by measuring the cardiac-synchronous changes in the dynamic trans-thoracic electrical impedance (ΔZ). Clinical evaluations on the accuracy of ICG showed varying results. Consequently, the classic assumption in ICG-the aorta as a main source of ΔZ-is questioned and subsequently investigated in simulation studies using mathematical models of the electrical resistivity of the human body. The aim is to review the consensus in mathematical modelling studies that investigate the origin of the ΔZ as measured in ICG...
September 2016: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27529179/haemodynamic-transition-after-birth-a-new-tool-for-non-invasive-cardiac-output-monitoring
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Thomas Freidl, Nariae Baik, Gerhard Pichler, Bernhard Schwaberger, Barbara Zingerle, Alexander Avian, Berndt Urlesberger
BACKGROUND: Substantial haemodynamic changes occur during the first minutes after birth. Currently, only heart rate (HR) and arterial oxygen saturation are routinely used to monitor haemodynamic transition after birth. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to continuously assess haemodynamic changes during transition in term infants for the first time by using electrical velocimetry (EV), a new method of non-invasive cardiac output monitoring (NICOM), based on impedance cardiography technology...
August 17, 2016: Neonatology
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