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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750365/a-novel-evaluation-for-predicting-aortic-complicated-lesions-using-calcification-on-chest-x-ray
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Yoshitaka Yamaguchi, Tomotaka Tanaka, Sohei Yoshimura, Masatoshi Koga, Kazuyuki Nagatsuka, Kazunori Toyoda
BACKGROUND: The aorta is a significant source of cerebral thromboembolisms. Aortic complicated lesions (ACLs) are key findings on transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) for assessing aortic sources of emboli to the brain. TEE is sometimes avoided due to its invasiveness. However, few reports have examined alternative methods for predicting ACLs. We investigated relationships between aortic arch calcification (AAC) on chest X-ray and ACLs. METHODS: Participants comprised 300 patients with acute ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack who underwent TEE for the evaluation of the aortic arch and heart...
July 28, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749796/irrigation-device-successfully-tests-valve-competence-during-minimally-invasive-mitral-valve-repair
#2
Tomoyuki Fujita, Satsuki Fukushima, Hiroki Hata, Yusuke Shimahara, Yuta Kume, Yorihiko Matsumoto, Kizuku Yamashita, Junjiro Kobayashi
Minimally invasive mitral valve repair has become standard. We hypothesized that reproducible water testing with less air contaminations may help achieve successful repair and prevent air embolism. We used a long shaft irrigation device connected to an infuser pump to water test mitral valve repair in 104 consecutive patients with severe mitral regurgitation due to type II mitral valve dysfunction. All patients underwent mitral valve repair via small right thoracotomy. Water testing was performed by simultaneously monitoring root pressure to confirm valve competence and adequate leaflet coaptation with suitable pressure...
July 26, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747363/changes-in-cardiac-output-and-cerebral-oxygenation-during-prone-and-supine-sleep-positioning-in-healthy-term-infants
#3
Tai-Wei Wu, Rey-In Lien, Istvan Seri, Shahab Noori
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the changes in systemic and cerebral haemodynamics between supine and prone sleep in healthy term infants during the early postnatal period. DESIGN/METHODS: Healthy term infants without congenital anomalies, patent ductus arteriosus and/or small for gestational age status were enrolled. Infants were placed in supine (SP1), prone (PP) and back in supine (SP2) position for 15 min each while asleep. Cardiac output (CO) and stroke volume (SV) were assessed by electrical velocimetry (EV) and echocardiography (echo), and cerebral regional oxygen saturation (CrSO2) in the frontal lobes was monitored by near-infrared spectroscopy...
July 26, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733057/clinical-validation-of-non-invasive-cardiac-output-monitoring-in-healthy-pregnant-women
#4
Kelsey McLaughlin, Stephen P Wright, John C P Kingdom, John D Parker
OBJECTIVE: Non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring has the potential to be a valuable clinical tool for the screening and management of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. The objective of this study was to validate the clinical utility of the non-invasive cardiac output monitoring (NICOM) system in pregnant women. METHODS: Twenty healthy pregnant women with a singleton pregnancy at 22 to 26 weeks' gestation were enrolled in this study. Measures of heart rate, stroke volume, and cardiac output were obtained through NICOM and compared with Doppler echocardiography...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729396/acute-volume-loading-exacerbates-direct-ventricular-interaction-in-a-model-of-copd
#5
William Spencer Cheyne, Alexandra Mackenzie Williams, Megan I Harper, Neil Derek Eves
Volume loading increases left ventricular (LV) stroke volume (LVSV) through series interaction but may paradoxically reduce LVSV in the presence of large increases in right ventricular (RV) afterload due to direct ventricular interaction (DVI). RV afterload is often increased in COPD as a result of pathological changes to respiratory mechanics, namely increased negative intrathoracic pressure (nITP), dynamic lung hyperinflation (DH) and increased pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR). These hallmarks of COPD negatively impact LV hemodynamics in normovolemia...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720600/is-the-mechanism-of-re-expansion-pulmonary-oedema-in-a-heart-lung-interaction
#6
Candy Masego Mokotedi, Martin Balik
The mechanism of re-expansion pulmonary oedema (Re-PE) is unclear. There are multiple variables in play when evaluating the response to evacuation of pleural fluid. We present an educational case of a critically ill patient admitted for respiratory failure who was fully dependent on ventricular pacing set at a constant rate throughout the episode of Re-PE. The transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) showed an ejection fraction of 38%, moderate mitral regurgitation (MR), mildly dilated right ventricle and moderate pulmonary hypertension...
July 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719516/echocardiography-and-passive-leg-raising-in-the-postoperative-period-a-prospective-observational-study
#7
Yasser El Hadouti, Lucía Valencia, Angel Becerra, Aurelio Rodríguez-Pérez, Jean L Vincent
BACKGROUND: Signs of hypovolaemia are frequent in the postoperative period, but not all patients need or respond to fluid administration. An increase in cardiac output (CO) after passive leg raising (PLR) has been demonstrated to be useful as a volume response predictor in non-surgical, spontaneously breathing patients. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of transthoracic echocardiography after PLR to predict fluid responsiveness in post-surgical patients...
July 15, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716430/non-invasive-evaluation-of-right-ventricular-function-with-real-time-3-d-echocardiography
#8
Ran Chen, Meihua Zhu, Kacie Amacher, Xia Wu, David J Sahn, Muhammad Ashraf
The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy and feasibility of real-time 3-D echocardiography (3-DE) in assessing right ventricular (RV) systolic function. A latex balloon was inserted into the right ventricle of 20 freshly harvested pig hearts which were then passively driven by a pulsatile pump apparatus. The RV global longitudinal strain (GLS), global circumferential strain (GCS), global area strain (GAS) and RV ejection fraction (RVEF), derived from 3-DE, as well as the RVEF obtained from 2-D echocardiography (2-DE) were quantified at different stroke volumes (30-70 mL) and compared with sonomicrometry data...
July 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714523/echocardiographic-parameters-versus-cha2ds2-vasc-score-in-prediction-of-overall-cardiac-events-heart-failure-and-stroke-in-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation
#9
Li-Tan Yang, Wei-Chuan Tsai, Ho-Ming Su
BACKGROUND: Apart from stroke, atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with higher mortality and heart failure (HF), in which risk stratification scheme is lacking. Therefore this investigation examined the prognostic value of echocardiographic predictors against CHA₂DS₂-VASc score in permanent non-valvular AF (NVAF). METHOD: In 252 asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic consecutive patients with NVAF, comprehensive echocardiography was performed. Left atrial deformation parameters were also obtained by two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography...
July 17, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713430/incidental-thrombus-in-transit-causing-embolic-stroke
#10
Brian Malm, Paul Hermany, Alan Morrison
Thrombus in transit leading to paradoxical systemic arterial embolism is a rare echocardiographic finding in patients presenting with embolic stroke. We present a case of a patient who had an atrial thrombus in transit discovered incidentally and later suffered a fatal stroke. Etiologies of cardioembolic stroke and the use of echocardiography in diagnosis and management are briefly discussed.
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712559/impact-of-percutaneous-mitral-valvuloplasty-on-left-ventricular-function-in-patients-with-mitral-stenosis-assessed-by-3d-echocardiography
#11
William Antonio M Esteves, Lucas Lodi-Junqueira, Juliana Rodrigues Soares, Guilherme Rafael Sant'Anna Athayde, Gabriela Assunção Goebel, Lucas Amorim Carvalho, Xin Zeng, Judy Hung, Timothy C Tan, Maria Carmo Pereira Nunes
BACKGROUND: The status of intrinsic left ventricular (LV) contractility in patients with isolated rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS) has been debated. The acute changes in loading conditions after percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty (PMV) may affect LV performance. We aimed to examine the acute effects of PMV on LV function and identify factors associated with LV ejection fraction (LVEF) changes, and determinants of long-term events following the procedure. METHODS: One hundred and forty-two patients who underwent PMV for symptomatic rheumatic MS (valve area of 0...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710067/a-comparison-of-passive-hind-limb-cycling-and-active-upper-limb-exercise-provides-new-insights-into-systolic-dysfunction-following-spinal-cord-injury
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Kathryn M DeVeau, Kathryn A Harman, Jordan W Squair, Andrei V Krassioukov, David Magnuson, Christopher R West
BACKGROUND: Active upper-limb and passive lower-limb exercise are two interventions used in the spinal cord injury (SCI) population. While the global cardiac responses have been previously studied, it is unclear how either exercise influences contractile cardiac function. Here, the cardiac contractile and volumetric responses to upper-limb (swim) and passive lower-limb exercise are investigated in rodents with a severe high-thoracic SCI. METHODS: Animals were divided into a control (CON), SCI no exercise (NO-EX), SCI passive hind-limb cycling (PHLC) or SCI swim (SWIM) group...
July 14, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707135/secondary-stroke-prevention-in-cryptogenic-stroke-and-embolic-stroke-of-undetermined-source-esus
#13
REVIEW
Hans-Christoph Diener, Richard Bernstein, Robert Hart
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: The purpose of the study was to review the literature on cryptogenic stroke and embolic stroke of undetermined stroke (ESUS). Cryptogenic stroke according to TOAST criteria is a stroke which is not due to cardiogenic embolism, small vessel disease with lacunes or large vessel disease of brain supplying arteries. In the context of secondary stroke prevention studies, cryptogenic stroke is not operationally defined. RECENT FINDINGS: The new concept of "embolic stroke of undetermined source" (ESUS) provides an operational definition...
September 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706112/workup-for-perinatal-stroke-does-not-predict-recurrence
#14
Laura L Lehman, Jeanette Beaute, Kush Kapur, Amy R Danehy, Miya E Bernson-Leung, Hayley Malkin, Michael J Rivkin, Cameron C Trenor
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Perinatal stroke, including neonatal and presumed perinatal presentation, represents the age in childhood in which stroke occurs most frequently. The roles of thrombophilia, arteriopathy, and cardiac anomalies in perinatal ischemic stroke are currently unclear. We took a uniform approach to perinatal ischemic stroke evaluation to study these risk factors and their association with recurrent stroke. METHODS: We reviewed records of perinatal stroke patients evaluated from August 2008 to February 2016 at a single referral center...
July 13, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698288/impact-of-forward-stroke-volume-response-on-clinical-and-structural-outcomes-after-percutaneous-mitral-valve-repair-with-mitraclip
#15
Shunsuke Kubo, Mamoo Nakamura, Takahiro Shiota, Yuji Itabashi, Yukiko Mizutani, Yoshifumi Nakajima, Krissada Meemook, Asma Hussaini, Moody Makar, Robert J Siegel, Saibal Kar
BACKGROUND: An increase of systolic forward flow was frequently observed after successful MitraClip implantation in patients with significant mitral regurgitation. However, the impact of systolic forward flow improvement on post-MitraClip outcomes remains unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Study population included 160 patients who underwent successful MitraClip implantation. The systolic forward flow was noninvasively calculated as the forward stroke volume (FSV) at baseline before the MitraClip procedure and before discharge with pulse-wave Doppler using transthoracic echocardiography...
July 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694354/myocardial-upregulation-of-cathepsin-d-by-ischemic-heart-disease-promotes-autophagic-flux-and-protects-against-cardiac-remodeling-and-heart-failure
#16
Penglong Wu, Xun Yuan, Faqian Li, Jianhua Zhang, Wei Zhu, Meng Wei, Jingbo Li, Xuejun Wang
BACKGROUND: Lysosomal dysfunction is implicated in human heart failure for which ischemic heart disease is the leading cause. Altered myocardial expression of CTSD (cathepsin D), a major lysosomal protease, was observed in human heart failure, but its pathophysiological significance has not been determined. METHODS AND RESULTS: Western blot analyses revealed an increase in the precursor but not the mature form of CTSD in myocardial samples from explanted human failing hearts with ischemic heart disease, which is recapitulated in chronic myocardial infarction produced via coronary artery ligation in Ctsd(+/+) but not Ctsd(+/-) mice...
July 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685132/complementary-examinations-other-than-neuroimaging-and-neurosonology-in-acute-stroke
#17
REVIEW
Adrià Arboix, Víctor Obach, Maria José Sánchez, Joan Massons
The etiologic diagnosis of cerebrovascular diseases requires non-routine complementary examinations to be performed. Thus, in specific cases, after neuroimaging (computed tomography/magnetic resonance imaging cerebral scan sequences) and neurosonology (Doppler test of the supra-aortic trunks, transcranial echography and echocardiography), which academically allow us to classify the patients according to their etiologic stroke subtype, further examinations must be used to make a correct etiologic diagnostic...
June 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684639/comparative-effects-of-glucose-and-water-drinks-on-blood-pressure-and-cardiac-function-in-older-subjects-with-and-without-postprandial-hypotension
#18
Laurence G Trahair, Sharmalar Rajendran, Renuka Visvanathan, Matthew Chapman, Daniel Stadler, Michael Horowitz, Karen L Jones
Postprandial hypotension (PPH) occurs frequently and is thought to reflect an inadequate increase in cardiac output to compensate for the rise in splanchnic blood flow after a meal. Gastric distension by water attenuates the postprandial fall in blood pressure (BP). Cardiac hemodynamics (stroke volume (SV), cardiac output (CO), and global longitudinal strain (GLS)) have hitherto not been measured in PPH We sought to determine the comparative effects of water and glucose drinks on cardiac hemodynamics in healthy older subjects and individuals with PPH Eight healthy older subjects (age 71...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679970/clinical-significance-of-pulmonary-arterial-capacitance-calculated-by-echocardiography-in-patients-with-advanced-heart-failure
#19
Yuki Saito, Tomohito Ohtani, Hidetaka Kioka, Toshinari Onishi, Yasumasa Tsukamoto, Kei Nakamoto, Tatsunori Taniguchi, Satoshi Nakatani, Atsushi Hirayama, Yasushi Sakata
BACKGROUND: Advanced left heart failure (HF) often accompanies post-capillary pulmonary hypertension related to RV afterload. Although pulmonary arterial capacitance (PAC), a measure of pulmonary artery compliance, reflects right ventricular (RV) afterload, the clinical utility of PAC obtained by echocardiography (echo-PAC) is not well established in advanced HF.Methods and Results:We performed right heart catheterization in advanced HF patients (n=30), calculating echo-PAC as stroke volume/(tricuspid regurgitation pressure gradient-pulmonary regurgitation pressure gradient)...
July 4, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675629/long-term-follow-up-after-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-with-comparison-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-vs-computed-tomography-to-guide-medical-therapy-and-data-about-post-closure-cardioversion
#20
Benjamin Berte, Christine Attenhofer Jost, Dominik Maurer, Anja Fäh-Gunz, Xavier Pillois, Barbara Naegeli, Monica Pfyffer, Gabor Sütsch, Christoph Scharf
AIMS: The use of left atrial appendage (LAA)-occluders in atrial fibrillation is increasing. There are few data on the comparison between transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and computed tomography (MDCT) assessing peridevice-flow and outcome of electrical cardioversion (ECV) in these patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Single-center prospective registry from 2009 to 2015 including all LAA-occluders to analyze success and complications during implantation and follow-up...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
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