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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762932/pulmonary-hypertension-as-a-possible-cause-of-paradoxical-low-flow-low-gradient-aortic-stenosis
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Yuta Watanabe, Haruhiko Higashi, Katsuji Inoue, Jun Aono, Takafumi Okura, Jitsuo Higaki, Shuntaro Ikeda
Paradoxical low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis (LFLG AS) is recognized as a subtype of aortic stenosis. A small left ventricular (LV) cavity with marked LV concentric remodeling leads to a reduced stroke volume in this condition. The case is reported of a paradoxical LFLG AS patient who was undergoing treatment for pulmonary hypertension (PH) and interstitial pneumonia associated with scleroderma. Echocardiography demonstrated enlargement of the right ventricle and a diminished LV cavity. Moreover, the aortic valve opening was restricted despite a preserved LV ejection fraction (61%)...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761310/characteristics-of-patients-with-a-relatively-greater-minimum-ve-vco-2-against-peak-vo-2-and-impaired-exercise-tolerance
#2
Taisuke Nakade, Hitoshi Adachi, Makoto Murata, Shigeru Oshima
PURPOSE: Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPX) is used to evaluate functional capacity and assess prognosis in cardiac patients. Ventilatory efficiency (VE/VCO2 ) reflects ventilation-perfusion mismatch; the minimum VE/VCO2 value (minVE/VCO2 ) is representative of pulmonary arterial blood flow in individuals without pulmonary disease. Usually, minVE/VCO2 has a strong relationship with the peak oxygen uptake (VO2 ), but dissociation can occur. Therefore, we investigated the relationship between minVE/VCO2 and predicted peak VO2 (peak VO2 %) and evaluated the parameters associated with a discrepancy between these two parameters...
May 14, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761224/cardiopulmonary-factors-affecting-6-min-walk-distance-in-patients-with-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies
#3
Naoki Mugii, Fujiko Someya
Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies involve skeletal muscles and can be associated with interstitial lung disease and/or heart dysfunction, which may reduce exercise capacity. We aimed to clarify cardiopulmonary factors affecting the 6-min walk distance in patients who were able to walk without leg pain or fatigue. Twenty-three patients with inactive adult idiopathic inflammatory myopathies, and 18 age- and gender-matched healthy controls were evaluated for hemodynamic responses using noninvasive impedance cardiography during the 6-min walk test...
May 14, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758093/effects-of-human-electro-muscular-incapacitation-hemi-devices-on-cardiovascular-changes-in-anesthetized-swine-as-measured-by-transesophageal-echocardiography-tee
#4
Jacob R Werner, W Bosseau Murray, Mary J Kennett, David M Jenkins, Edward Liszka, Edward L Hughes
The abundance of, and reliance upon, human electro-muscular incapacitation (HEMI) devices, especially in law enforcement, has generated scrutiny and examination of these technologies. The purpose of this study was to examine cardiovascular effects resulting from typical (5 sec) and longer activation (20 sec) HEMI applications studying myocardial function and peripheral vascular system using a combination of invasive cardiovascular catheters and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Six healthy swine (Sus scrofa) 3-5 months in age and weighing between 60 and 86 kg were anesthetized and exposed to the TASER Model X26 waveform while transesophageal echocardiography was performed...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756642/reference-values-and-correlates-of-right-atrial-volume-in-healthy-adults-by-two-dimensional-echocardiography
#5
Francesco Ferrara, Luna Gargani, Saku Ruohonen, Olga Vriz, Marco Scalese, Valentina Russo, Alberto M Marra, Anna Agnese Stanziola, Antonio Cittadini, Antonello D'Andrea, Robert Naeije, Eduardo Bossone
BACKGROUND: Right atrial (RA) volume is an important parameter in the evaluation of patients with pulmonary hypertension. Aim of this study was to define reference ranges for RA volume by two-dimensional echocardiography (2DE) in healthy adults. METHODS: A total of 596 healthy subjects [mean age 45.7 ± 14.6 years, range 18-88 years; 60.1% women] underwent a transthoracic echocardiography. In addition, a meta-analysis was performed of published studies measuring RA volume in healthy subjects, using 2DE single plane area-length (A-L) and/or method of disks (MOD) at end-systole in apical four-chamber view...
May 14, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756387/adam-c-score-new-risk-score-for-predicting-diagnostic-yield-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-after-cerebral-ischemia
#6
Clément Charbonnel, Christophe Jego, François Jourda, Ulric Vinsonneau, Philippe Garçon, Guillaume Turlotte, Jean François Rivière, Marion Maurin, Rémy Lubret, Patrick Meimoun, Chrystelle Akret, Maxime Cournot, Charles Sokic, Laurent Michel, Maryse Lescure, David Kenizou, Marie Melay, Maxime Fayard, Bruno Gallet, Rémi Fouche, Luc Janin-Manificat, Nicolas Dijoux, Anne Céline Martin, Aurélia Tho-Agostini, Hubert Mann, Cécile Ricard, Fernando Pico, Jean Louis Georges, Loïc Belle, Patrick Jourdain
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The clinical utility of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) after brain ischemia (BI) remains a matter of debate. We aimed to evaluate the clinical impact of TEE and to build a score that could help physicians to identify which patients should better benefit from TEE. METHODS: This prospective, multicenter, observational study included patients over 18 years old, hospitalized for BI. TEE findings were judged discriminant if the results showed important information leading to major changes in the management of patients...
May 14, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756230/the-relationship-between-pulmonary-artery-wedge-pressure-and-pulmonary-blood-volume-derived-from-contrast-echocardiography-a-proof-of-concept-study
#7
Ken Monahan, Daniel Lenihan, Evan L Brittain, Linda Saliba, Robert N Piana, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson, Gregory T Armstrong
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary transit time (PTT) obtained from contrast echocardiography is a marker of global cardiopulmonary function. Pulmonary blood volume (PBV), derived from PTT, may be a noninvasive surrogate for left-sided filling pressures, such as pulmonary artery wedge pressure (PAWP). We sought to assess the relationship between PBV obtained from contrast echocardiography and PAWP. METHODS: Participants were adult survivors of childhood cancer that had contrast echocardiography performed nearly simultaneously with right-heart catheterization...
May 14, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754921/global-longitudinal-strain-corrected-by-rr-interval-is-a-superior-echocardiographic-predictor-of-outcome-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#8
Maria Dons, Jan Skov Jensen, Flemming Javier Olsen, Martina Chantal de Knegt, Thomas Fritz-Hansen, Ali Vazir, Tor Biering-Sørensen
BACKGROUND: Echocardiographic assessment of systolic and diastolic function during atrial fibrillation (AF) is challenging. This study evaluates the prognostic value of strain in patients with AF and suggests a novel approach on how to take into account the varying heart cycle lengths in AF. METHODS: Echocardiograms from 204 patients with AF during examination were analyzed offline. Patients with known heart failure (HF) were excluded. Peak global longitudinal strain (GLS) was averaged from 18 myocardial segments...
July 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753425/-the-contribution-of-systematic-implementation-of-cardiovascular-explorations-for-the-detection-of-cardiac-sources-of-embolism-in-patients-with-stroke-about-230-patients
#9
A Hadi, L Bendriss, A Khatouri
OBJECTIVES: Ischemic stroke are estimated at 80% of all strokes. Embolism of cardiac origin accounts for around 20% of them. The aim of our study is to report the contribution of cardiovascular investigations performed as a routine during the evaluation of patients with ischemic stroke. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study of ischemic stroke cases collated in Cardiology department of the military hospital of Marrakech between January 2010 and December 2014...
May 9, 2018: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752392/independent-prognostic-value-of-stroke-volume-index-in-patients-with-immunoglobulin-light-chain-amyloidosis
#10
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BACKGROUND: Heart involvement is the most important prognostic determinant in AL amyloidosis patients. Echocardiography is a cornerstone for the diagnosis and provides important prognostic information. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 754 patients with AL amyloidosis who underwent echocardiographic assessment at the Mayo Clinic, including a Doppler-derived measurement of stroke volume (SV) within 30 days of their diagnosis to explore the prognostic role of echocardiographic variables in the context of a well-established soluble cardiac biomarker staging system...
May 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749646/left-and-right-ventricular-morphology-and-function-in-athletes-with-elevated-pulmonary-systolic-arterial-pressure
#11
Oana Mirea, Oana M Corîci, Octavian Istrătoaie, Ionuț Donoiu, Maria Iancău, Constantin Militaru
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to evaluate the prevalence and potential impact of elevated pulmonary arterial systolic pressure (PASP) on left and right cardiac morphology and function in young elite athletes. METHODS: In total, 85 professional athletes (40 endurance, 20 strength, and 25 mixed training, mean age 17.8 ± 4.0) and 50 sedentary controls (mean age 18.6 ± 3.3) underwent transthoracic echocardiographic examination. Two-dimensional measurements of the right (RV) and left ventricle (LV) were obtained...
May 11, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744921/value-of-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-for-prediction-of-stroke-risk-in-atrial-fibrillation-time-to-spare-a-stare-outside-the-box
#12
EDITORIAL
Samir Kanti Saha, Anatoli Kiotsekoglou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 9, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744563/diagnostic-workup-etiologies-and-management-of-acute-right-ventricle-failure-a-state-of-the-art-paper
#13
REVIEW
Antoine Vieillard-Baron, R Naeije, F Haddad, H J Bogaard, T M Bull, N Fletcher, T Lahm, S Magder, S Orde, G Schmidt, M R Pinsky
INTRODUCTION: This is a state-of-the-art article of the diagnostic process, etiologies and management of acute right ventricular (RV) failure in critically ill patients. It is based on a large review of previously published articles in the field, as well as the expertise of the authors. RESULTS: The authors propose the ten key points and directions for future research in the field. RV failure (RVF) is frequent in the ICU, magnified by the frequent need for positive pressure ventilation...
May 9, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736549/rehabilitation-outcomes-of-stroke-patients-with-low-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-in-the-subacute-rehabilitation-phase
#14
Masahiro Tsujikawa, Yohei Otaka, Rei Hasegawa, Kunitsugu Kondo, Kaori Muraoka, Meigen Liu
OBJECTIVE: To examine the left ventricular ejection fraction in patients with subacute stroke and compare rehabilitation outcomes between those with decreased left ventricular ejection fraction and those without. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SUBJECTS: A total of 482 consecutive patients with stroke admitted to a convalescent rehabilitation hospital. METHODS: Patients were assessed using transthoracic echocardiography within 7 days of admission...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727214/hemodynamic-effects-of-incremental-lung-hyperinflation
#15
William Spencer Cheyne, Jinelle C M Gelinas, Neil Derek Eves
Dynamic hyperinflation (DH) is common in COPD and is associated with dyspnea and exercise intolerance. DH also has adverse cardiac effects, though the magnitude of DH and the mechanisms responsible for the hemodynamic impairment remain unclear. We hypothesized that incrementally increasing DH would systematically reduce left-ventricular (LV) end diastolic volume (LVEDV) and stroke volume (LVSV) due to direct ventricular interaction (DVI). Twenty-three healthy subjects (22{plus minus}2yrs) were exposed to varying degrees of expiratory loading to induce DH such that inspiratory capacity (IC) was decreased by 25, 50, 75 and 100%, (100% DH = IC of resting tidal volume plus inspiratory reserve volume ≈0...
May 4, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722860/oesophageal-injury-following-magnetically-guided-single-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-insights-from-the-magna-af-registry
#16
Dirk Bastian, Johannes Schwab, Karl-Theodor Steurer, Andrea Brinker-Paschke, Arno Boessenecker, Reinhard Doering, Zeynep Karakurt, Laura Vitali-Serdoz, Matthias Pauschinger, Konrad Göhl
Aims: Oesophagogastroduodenoscopy (OGD) after catheter ablation (CA) of atrial fibrillation (AF) revealed a high rate of procedure related oesophageal lesions. We hypothesized that magnetically guided CA with careful radiofrequency energy titration at the posterior left atrial (LA) wall limits the incidence of oesophageal tissue damage. Methods and results: As a part of the prospective "Remote MAGNetic catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation" (MAGNA-AF) registry, 251 out of 266 consecutive patients underwent OGD after magnetically guided single-CA for AF...
May 1, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721704/workup-and-management-of-patients-with-paradoxical-low-flow-low-gradient-aortic-stenosis
#17
REVIEW
Mohamed-Salah Annabi, Marine Clisson, Marie-Annick Clavel, Philippe Pibarot
About 60% of patients with paradoxical low-flow, low-gradient (PLF-LG) aortic stenosis (AS) have a severe disease that justifies aortic valve replacement (AVR). The first step in patients with symptomatic PLF AS should be to rule out measurement errors and treat hypertension. The second step is to distinguish pseudo-severe from true severe AS (TSAS). The third step is to select the optimal treatment modality at the right time. Regarding the second step, projected aortic valve area calculated using stress echocardiography is superior to traditional severity criteria (AVA < 1...
May 2, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721013/changes-in-hepatic-blood-flow-and-liver-function-during-closed-abdominal-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-following-cytoreduction-surgery
#18
Stéphanie Dupont, Eduardo R C Schiffer, Marion J White, John R A Diaper, Marc-Joseph Licker, Philippe C Masouyé
Background: The increase in intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) during closed abdominal hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) leads to major haemodynamic changes and potential organ dysfunction. We investigated these effects on hepatic blood flow (HBF) and liver function in patients undergoing HIPEC following cytoreductive surgery and fluid management guided by dynamic preload indices. Methods: In this prospective observational clinical study including 15 consecutive patients, we evaluated HBF by transesophageal echocardiography and liver function by determination of the indocyanine green plasma disappearance rate (ICG-PDR)...
2018: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718528/established-and-potential-echocardiographic-markers-of-embolism-and-their-therapeutic-implications-in-patients-with-ischemic-stroke
#19
Paulina E Gąsiorek, Maciej Banach, Marek Maciejewski, Andrzej Głąbiński, Aleksandra Paduszyńska, Jacek Rysz, Agata Bielecka-Dąbrowa
Cardiogenic strokes comprised 11% of all strokes and 25% of ischemic strokes. An accurate identification of the cause of stroke is necessary in order to prepare an adequate preventive strategy. In this review the confirmed and potential causes of embolic strokes are presented, which can be detected in echocardiography in the context of present treatment guidelines and gaps in evidence. There remains a need for further studies assessing the meaning of potential cardiac sources of embolism and establishment of rules for optimal medical prevention (antiplatelet therapy [APT] vs...
May 2, 2018: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710026/-embolic-stroke-immediately-after-initial-administration-of-intravitreal-aflibercept
#20
Hironori Mizutani, Yuichiro Inatomi, Takaomi Singu, Makoto Nakajima, Toshiro Yonehara, Yukio Ando
A 72-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of right upper limb monoplegia 8 hours after the initial intravitreal injection of aflibercept, which is an inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor. Magnetic resonance diffusion-weighted images showed recent ischemic lesions in the left corona radiata and the right superior frontal gyrus. Laboratory findings showed mild hyperfibrinolysis. A patent foramen ovale was diagnosed on transesophageal echocardiography; however, lower-extremity ultrasonography did not detect deep vein thrombosis...
April 28, 2018: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
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