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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644092/single-and-multiple-cardiovascular-biomarkers-in-subjects-without-a-previous-cardiovascular-event
#1
Manan Pareek, Deepak L Bhatt, Muthiah Vaduganathan, Tor Biering-Sørensen, Arman Qamar, Axel Cp Diederichsen, Jacob Eifer Møller, Peter Hindersson, Margrét Leósdóttir, Martin Magnusson, Peter M Nilsson, Michael H Olsen
Aims To assess the incremental value of biomarkers, including N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), high-sensitivity troponin T (hs-TnT), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15), and procollagen type 1 N-terminal propeptide (P1NP), in predicting incident cardiovascular events and mortality among asymptomatic individuals from the general population, beyond traditional risk factors, including fasting glucose and renal function (cystatin C), medication use, and echocardiographic measures...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637775/increased-proximal-aortic-diameter-is-associated-with-risk-of-cardiovascular-events-and-all-cause-mortality-in-blacks-the-jackson-heart-study
#2
Daisuke Kamimura, Takeki Suzuki, Solomon K Musani, Michael E Hall, Tandaw E Samdarshi, Adolfo Correa, Ervin R Fox
BACKGROUND: Enlargement of the proximal aorta is associated with aortic wall tissue remodeling, including fragmentation of the elastin fibers, increased synthesis of collagen, and calcification, all of which are associated with aortic wall stiffening. We hypothesized that the proximal aortic diameter (AoD) is associated with cardiovascular events in a community-based cohort of blacks. METHODS AND RESULTS: We investigated the associations between AoD and cardiovascular events among 3018 black participants (mean age, 55...
June 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633398/a-novel-system-for-the-treatment-of-aortic-annular-dilation-an-ex-vivo-investigation
#3
Pallav Shah, Claudia Romagnoni, Michal Jaworek, Federico Lucherini, Monica Contino, Alan Menkis, Guido Gelpi, Gianfranco B Fiore, Carlo Antona, Riccardo Vismara
OBJECTIVES: The main reason for aortic repair failures is recurrent annular dilatation. The fibrous portion of left ventricular outflow tract dilates. A novel device was designed to tackle this problem. METHODS: The device consists of an internal ring applied at the aortic annulus plus an external flexible band at the level of the aortic root. The internal ring has a semi-rigid portion (40%, placed at ventriculo-arterial junction) and a flexible portion to allow it to conform along the curves of the non-coronary/right coronary leaflet and right coronary/left coronary leaflet commissures...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633397/impact-of-a-refined-advanced-design-for-left-atrial-appendage-exclusion
#4
Gengo Sunagawa, Jamshid H Karimov, May Breitbach, Nicholas A Robinson, Kiyotaka Fukamachi
OBJECTIVES: Exclusion of the left atrial appendage has been proposed to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of the AtriClip PRO·V device (AOD2), now in development, for left atrial appendage exclusion in a canine model. METHODS: The newest AtriClip design comprises a dual-spring mechanism that allows the clip to open into a 'V' shape while still providing equivalent force along the length of the beam...
June 13, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611119/turbulent-kinetic-energy-assessed-by-multipoint-4-dimensional-flow-magnetic-resonance-imaging-provides-additional-information-relative-to-echocardiography-for-the-determination-of-aortic-stenosis-severity
#5
Christian Binter, Alexander Gotschy, Simon H Sündermann, Michelle Frank, Felix C Tanner, Thomas F Lüscher, Robert Manka, Sebastian Kozerke
BACKGROUND: Turbulent kinetic energy (TKE), assessed by 4-dimensional (4D) flow magnetic resonance imaging, is a measure of energy loss in disturbed flow as it occurs, for instance, in aortic stenosis (AS). This work investigates the additional information provided by quantifying TKE for the assessment of AS severity in comparison to clinical echocardiographic measures. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty-one patients with AS (67±15 years, 20 female) and 10 healthy age-matched controls (69±5 years, 5 female) were prospectively enrolled to undergo multipoint 4D flow magnetic resonance imaging...
June 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603000/validation-of-a-defibrillation-lead-ventricular-volume-measurement-compared-to-3d-echocardiography
#6
David E Haines, Wilson Wong, Robert Canby, Coty Jewell, Mahmoud Houmsse, David Pederson, Lissa Sugeng, John Porterfield, Anil Kottam, John Pearce, Jon Valvano, Joel Michalek, Aron Trevino, Sandeep Sagar, Marc D Feldman
BACKGROUND: There is increasing evidence that using frequent invasive measures of pressure in heart failure patients results in improved outcomes compared to traditional measures. Admittance, a measure of volume derived from pre-existing defibrillation leads is proposed as a new technique to monitor cardiac hemodynamics in patients with implantable defibrillators. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this work was to evaluate the accuracy of a new ventricular volume sensor (VVS, CardioVol), compared with 3D Echocardiography (echo) in patients with implantable defibrillators...
June 8, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595718/echocardiographic-characteristics-of-hypertensive-patients-affected-by-transient-ischemic-attack-a-cross-sectional-study
#7
Daniela Degli Esposti, Simone Stefano Finzi, Angelo Parini, Arrigo F G Cicero, Giovanni Tomassoli, Stefano Bacchelli, Maria Guarino, Francesca Rondelli, Claudio Borghi
Atrial septal aneurysm (ASA), common finding in normal echocardiographies, has been described in association with transient ischemic attacks (TIAs)/strokes, as well as hypertensive end-organ damage such as left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy. Aim of this study was to assess if a cluster of echocardiographic aspects could characterize TIA hypertensive patients. A cross-sectional study on patients with history of TIA, referring to a Hypertension Center echolab, has been performed. A total of 5223 patients received transthoracic echocardiography...
April 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595621/transthoracic-echocardiography-an-accurate-and-precise-method-for-estimating-cardiac-output-in-the-critically-ill-patient
#8
Pablo Mercado, Julien Maizel, Christophe Beyls, Dimitri Titeca-Beauport, Magalie Joris, Loay Kontar, Antoine Riviere, Olivier Bonef, Thierry Soupison, Christophe Tribouilloy, Bertrand de Cagny, Michel Slama
BACKGROUND: Cardiac output (CO) monitoring is a valuable tool for the diagnosis and management of critically ill patients. In the critical care setting, few studies have evaluated the level of agreement between CO estimated by transthoracic echocardiography (CO-TTE) and that measured by the reference method, pulmonary artery catheter (CO-PAC). The objective of the present study was to evaluate the precision and accuracy of CO-TTE relative to CO-PAC and the ability of transthoracic echocardiography to track variations in CO, in critically ill mechanically ventilated patients...
June 9, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592750/migration-of-large-thrombus-from-the-left-atrial-appendage-during-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-a-stroke-patient
#9
Kyu-Hwan Park, Jong-Ho Nam, Jang-Won Son
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 8, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583003/transcranial-doppler-to-detect-right-to-left-communication-evaluation-versus-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-real-life
#10
Alexandre Maillet, Antoine Pavero, Pierre Salaun, Alexis Pibourdin, Sophie Skopinski, Jean-Benoit Thambo, Igor Sibon, Joël Constans, Carine Boulon
We compared transcranial Doppler (TCD) with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) for the detection of right to left communication (RLC) in the heart. All patients explored from 2013 to 2016 in a vascular medicine unit to detect RLC by TCD were included. Right to left communication was detected by TCD monitoring for microembolic signals after intravenous injection of agitated 5% glucose and air. One hundred one patients were explored for RLC by TCD, 64 by TEE (not possible in 10, bubble injection in 51), and 93 by TTE because of unexplained stroke or arterial thrombosis (51 males, 50 females, age 51...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578609/an-unusual-agent-for-an-unusual-localization-of-infective-endocarditis
#11
Jens Litmathe, Rene Fussen, Alexander Heinzel, Marguerite Müller, Christoph Sucker, Lachmandath Tewarie, Manuel Dafotakis
We report on a 32-year-old male patient with acute left-hemispheric stroke caused by embolism due to infective endocarditis affected from the HACEK group. Additionally, atypical findings from the transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) which showed fluttering structures belonging to the papillary muscle could be proven as infectious agents with the help of a glucose positron emission tomography (PET) scan. TEE controls showed increasing vegetation involving the mitral valve so that surgery became necessary. The current work reflects, in detail, the emergent clinical course of this young patient, suffering from both an unusual localization and an infrequent cause of endocarditis and focuses on an actual view to the literature...
June 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571597/clinical-characteristics-histopathological-features-and-clinical-outcome-of-methamphetamine-associated-cardiomyopathy
#12
Stephan Schürer, Karin Klingel, Marcus Sandri, Nicolas Majunke, Christian Besler, Reinhard Kandolf, Philipp Lurz, Michael Luck, Pia Hertel, Gerhard Schuler, Axel Linke, Norman Mangner
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess characteristics including endomyocardial biopsy and outcome of patients with methamphetamine (MA)-associated cardiomyopathy in a series of patients treated in Germany. BACKGROUND: MA abuse is an increasing problem worldwide. METHODS: The cases of 30 consecutive MA-abusing patients with a left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction of <40% and endomyocardial biopsy performed at initial diagnosis were analyzed...
June 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570259/propensity-score-matched-comparison-of-the-cera-pfo-occluder-with-the-amplatzer-pfo-occluder-for-percutaneous-closure-of-patent-foramen-ovale-without-echocardiographic-guidance
#13
Mirjam Ulmi, Fabien Praz, George C M Siontis, Andreas Wahl, Stephan Windecker, Heinrich P Mattle, Bernhard Meier
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure has become a routine procedure and was proven to be safe and feasible. In a recently published pooled analysis of randomized trials, percutaneous PFO closure was shown to more effectively reduce recurrent stroke when compared with medical therapy in patients with cryptogenic strokes. However, procedural safety and closure rate are device dependent. METHODS: We performed a propensity-score matched comparison of 28 patients undergoing percutaneous PFO closure using the Cera PFO occluder (CPO) with 28 patients who received the Amplatzer PFO occluder (APO)...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28568903/multidisciplinary-assessment-of-pfo-with-substantial-right-to-left-shunting-and-medium-term-follow-up-after-pfo-device-closure-a-single-center-experience
#14
Lu He, Ge-Sheng Cheng, Ya-Juan Du, Yu-Shun Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To describe the multidisciplinary assessment of patent foramen ovale (PFO) with substantial right-to-left shunting (RLS) and medium-term follow-up after PFO closure for stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). BACKGROUND: PFO closure is a therapeutic option to prevent recurrent ischemic event in patients with cryptogenic stroke and TIA. The apparent lack of benefit seen in previous studies was in part due to the inclusion of patients with alternate mechanisms of stroke/TIA...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566199/determinants-of-left-atrial-volume-index-in-patients-with-aortic-stenosis-a-multicentre-pilot-study
#15
Dan Rusinaru, Yohann Bohbot, Erwan Salaun, Erwan Donal, Anne-Claire Calsata, Elena Galli, Cécile Lavoute, Maxime Fournet, Catherine Szymanski, Christophe Leclercq, Gilbert Habib, Christophe Tribouilloy
BACKGROUND: Left atrial (LA) enlargement is frequent in patients with aortic stenosis (AS), yet its determinants and prognostic implications are poorly understood. AIMS: To identify the echocardiographic variables associated with increased LA volume index (LAVI), and test the prognostic value of LAVI in AS. METHODS: We prospectively included 715 patients with AS in sinus rhythm at enrolment. Echocardiography was performed at baseline. Median follow-up was 22...
May 26, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565887/safety-and-efficacy-of-catheter-based-left-atrial-appendage-closure-in-patients-with-contraindications-for-long-term-anticoagulation
#16
Adrian Seidel, Abdul S Parwani, Florian Krackhardt, Martin Huemer, Philipp Attanasio, Wilhelm Haverkamp, Burkert Pieske, Leif-Hendrik Boldt
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) and the role of post interventional anticoagulation often evokes controversy in daily practice. This study aimed to evaluate LAAC in patients with non-rheumatic atrial fibrillation, high thromboembolic risk and contraindications for long-term anticoagulation in a clinical scenario. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between 2010-2015, LAAC was attempted in 118 patients (47 women). Devices were successfully implanted in 95% (Watchman™ device n=97, St...
May 31, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559420/incremental-prognostic-use-of-left-ventricular-global-longitudinal-strain-in-asymptomatic-minimally-symptomatic-patients-with-severe-bioprosthetic-aortic-stenosis-undergoing-redo-aortic-valve-replacement
#17
Peyman Naji, Shailee Shah, Lars G Svensson, A Marc Gillinov, Douglas R Johnston, L Leonardo Rodriguez, Richard A Grimm, Brian P Griffin, Milind Y Desai
BACKGROUND: With improved survival of patients undergoing primary bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement (AVR), reoperation to relieve severe prosthetic aortic stenosis (PAS) is increasing. Timing of redo surgery in asymptomatic/minimally symptomatic patients remains controversial. Left ventricular (LV) global longitudinal strain (GLS) is a marker of subclinical LV dysfunction. In asymptomatic/minimally symptomatic patients with severe PAS undergoing redo AVR, we sought to determine whether LV-GLS provides incremental prognostic use...
June 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552098/cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-in-aortic-stenosis
#18
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/28551291/periodontal-disease-associated-with-aortic-arch-atheroma-in-patients-with-stroke-or-transient-ischemic-attack
#19
Souvik Sen, Matthew Chung, Viktoriya Duda, Lauren Giamberardino, Alan Hinderliter, Steven Offenbacher
BACKGROUND: Periodontal disease (PD) is associated with recurrent vascular event in stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). In this study, we investigated whether PD is independently associated with aortic arch atheroma (AA). We also explored the relationship PD has with AA plaque thickness and other characteristics associated with atheroembolic risk among patients with stroke or TIA. Finally, we confirmed the association between AA and recurrent vascular event in patients with stroke or TIA...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547004/ocular-arterial-occlusive-disorders-and-carotid-artery-disease
#20
Sohan Singh Hayreh, M Bridget Zimmerman
OBJECTIVE: To compare prevalence of carotid artery disease and its various types of lesions in different types of ocular arterial occlusive disorders. DESIGN: Cohort study. SUBJECTS: 614 consecutive patients (728 eyes) with ocular arterial occlusive disorders. METHODS: At first visit, all patients had a detailed ophthalmic and medical history, comprehensive ophthalmic evaluation, and carotid artery evaluation (by Doppler/angiography) on the side of ocular arterial occlusion, and echocardiography...
January 2017: Ophthalmology retina
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