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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694606/cardiovascular-abnormalities-in-patients-with-oral-cleft-a-clinical-electrocardiographic-echocardiographic-study
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Gisele C P Leite, Marcela A G Ururahy, João F Bezerra, Valéria M G D M Lima, Maria I F Costa, Sandra S C Freire, André D Luchessi, Jussara M C Maia, Maria E F Brito, Vera L Gil-da-Silva-Lopes, Adriana A Rezende
OBJECTIVES: The present study aims to describe the clinical, electrocardiographic, and echocardiographic cardiological findings in a group of patients with oral clefts. METHODS: This is a prospective cross-sectional study on 70 children (age range from 13 days to 19 years) with oral clefts who attended the multidisciplinary program of a university hospital from March 2013 to September 2014. The patients were evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist and underwent detailed anamnesis, physical examination, electrocardiogram, and echocardiogram...
2018: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694547/echocardiographic-assessment-of-ventricular-function-in-young-patients-with-asthma
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Camilla Rayane De-Paula, Giselle Santos Magalhães, Nulma Souto Jentzsch, Camila Figueredo Botelho, Cleonice de Carvalho Coelho Mota, Tatiane Moisés Murça, Lidiana Fatima Correa Ramalho, Timothy C Tan, Carolina Andrade Braganca Capuruço, Maria da Gloria Rodrigues-Machado
BACKGROUND: Despite significant advances in understanding the pathophysiology and management of asthma, some of systemic effects of asthma are still not well defined. OBJECTIVES: To compare heart function, baseline physical activity level, and functional exercise capacity in young patients with mild-to-moderate asthma and healthy controls. METHODS: Eighteen healthy (12.67 ± 0.39 years) and 20 asthmatics (12.0 ± 0.38 years) patients were enrolled in the study...
March 2018: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693936/cardiac-point-of-care-using-ultrasound
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Mitsuharu Kodaka
Patients with cardiac disease have high mortality rates, mainly owing to shock. Therefore, evaluation of cardiac function is one of the most challenging issues in the intensive and critical care unit. Cardiac point-of-care tests using ultrasound, such as focus assessed transthoracic echo (FATE) and rapid ultrasound in shock (RUSH). are useful for diagnosis and initial care of such patients. The author will introduce first a basic FATE protocol of how to scan from position 1-4, including subcostal 4-chamber, apical 4-chamber, parasternal long and short axis, and pleural scanning...
May 2017: Masui. the Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691271/unusual-congenital-coronary-artery-anomaly-in-a-young-adult-presenting-as-sudden-cardiac-arrest
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Manuel Cortes, Carlos A Roldan, Stacey Clegg
A previously asymptomatic young female with no previous medical or cardiac history collapsed during indoor exercise. A portable automatic external defibrillator showed a shockable rhythm. She received multiple electrical shocks with return to normal sinus rhythm without ischaemic ECG changes. Her troponin level was mildly elevated. A transthoracic echocardiogram revealed moderately reduced left ventricular ejection fraction with global hypokinesis. During emergent coronary angiography, the left main coronary artery could not be found...
April 24, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691224/echo-and-heart-failure-when-do-people-need-an-echo-and-when-do-they-need-natriuretic-peptides
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REVIEW
Daniel Modin, Ditte Madsen Andersen, Tor Biering-Sørensen
Heart failure (HF) is a threat to public health. Heterogeneities in etiology and phenotype complicate the diagnosis and management of HF. This is especially true when considering HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) which make up 50% of HF cases. Natriuretic peptides may aid in establishing a working diagnosis in patients suspected of HF, but echocardiography remains the optimal choice for diagnosing HF. Echocardiography provides important prognostic information in both HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and HFpEF...
April 24, 2018: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690944/appropriate-use-criteria-for-paediatric-echocardiography-in-an-outpatient-practice-a-validation-study
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Mark J Cartoski, Meghan Kiley, Philip J Spevak
BACKGROUND: Although transthoracic echocardiography is the dominant imaging modality in CHD, optimal utilisation is unclear. We assessed whether adherence to the paediatric Appropriate Use Criteria for outpatient transthoracic echocardiography could reduce inappropriate use without missing significant cardiac disease. METHODS: Using the Appropriate Use Criteria, we determined the indication and appropriateness rating for each initial echocardiogram performed at our institution during calendar year 2014 (N=1383)...
April 25, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688154/use-of-myocardial-t1-mapping-at-3-0-t-to-differentiate-anderson-fabry-disease-from-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Gauri R Karur, Sean Robison, Robert M Iwanochko, Chantal F Morel, Andrew M Crean, Paaladinesh Thavendiranathan, Elsie T Nguyen, Shobhit Mathur, Syed Wasim, Kate Hanneman
Purpose To compare left ventricular (LV) and right ventricular (RV) 3.0-T cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging T1 values in Anderson-Fabry disease (AFD) and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and evaluate the diagnostic value of native T1 values beyond age, sex, and conventional imaging features. Materials and Methods For this prospective study, 30 patients with gene-positive AFD (37% male; mean age ± standard deviation, 45.0 years ± 14.1) and 30 patients with HCM (57% male; mean age, 49.3 years ± 13.5) were prospectively recruited between June 2016 and September 2017 to undergo cardiac MR imaging T1 mapping with a modified Look-Locker inversion recovery (MOLLI) acquisition scheme at 3...
April 24, 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688145/use-of-echocardiography-at-diagnosis-and-detection-of-acute-cardiac-disease-in-youth-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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J C Chang, A M Knight, R Xiao, L M Mercer-Rosa, P F Weiss
Objectives There are no guidelines on the use of echocardiography to detect cardiac manifestations of childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We quantify the prevalence of acute cardiac disease in youth with SLE, describe echocardiogram utilization at SLE diagnosis, and compare regional echocardiogram use with incident cardiac diagnoses. Methods Using the Clinformatics® DataMart (OptumInsight, Eden Prairie, MN) de-identified United States administrative database from 2000 to 2013, we identified youth ages 5-24 years with new-onset SLE (≥3 ICD-9 SLE codes 710...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686796/rapidly-progressive-dyspnea-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-gist-with-imatinib-cardiac-toxicity
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Adnan Asif Parvez Ghias, Shahzeem Bhayani, David J Gemmel, Sudershan K Garg
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are rare and current estimates range from 4,000 to 6,000 number of GIST cases in the USA annually. Imatinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, has shown a survival benefit in GISTs, and the presence of KIT mutation status is predictive of response. The current case discusses rapidly progressive dyspnea and heart failure in an elderly male with metastatic GIST who was started on imatinib. Although reported as a rare and sporadic side effect of imatinib, the current case illustrates rapidity and the clinical significance of cardiotoxicity, with onset at 2 weeks...
2018: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682358/acute-pericarditis-occurring-three-days-after-intravesical-instillation-of-mitomycin-c-after-transurethral-bladder-tumor-resection-in-a-64-year-old-woman
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Vineet Meghrajani, Arsalan Hashmi, Shuo Cheng Lin, Zvi Plawes, Shelly Brejt
We present a 64-year-old woman who developed symptoms of acute pericarditis three days after undergoing intravesical instillation of mitomycin C following transurethral bladder tumor resection. Mitomycin C is a chemotherapeutic agent which acts by alkylation of DNA and is known to be cardiotoxic when systemically administered. Despite classic pericarditis symptoms, the patient underwent an urgent coronary angiogram due to elevated cardiac troponin I level, EKG changes, and wall motion abnormalities on her echocardiogram...
2018: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680337/t1-mapping-by-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-and-multidimensional-speckle-tracking-strain-by-echocardiography-for-the-detection-of-acute-cellular-rejection-in-cardiac-allograft-recipients
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Leyla Elif Sade, Tuncay Hazirolan, Hatice Kozan, Handan Ozdemir, Mutlu Hayran, Serpil Eroglu, Bahar Pirat, Atilla Sezgin, Haldun Muderrisoglu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that echocardiographic strain imaging, by tracking subtle alterations in myocardial function, and cardiac magnetic resonance T1 mapping, by quantifying tissue properties, are useful and complement each other to detect acute cellular rejection in heart transplant recipients. BACKGROUND: Noninvasive alternatives to endomyocardial biopsy are highly desirable to monitor acute cellular rejection. METHODS: Surveillance endomyocardial biopsies, catheterizations, and echocardiograms performed serially according to institutional protocol since transplantation were retrospectively reviewed...
April 14, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678322/measurement-of-wall-shear-stress-exerted-by-flowing-blood-in-the-human-carotid-artery-ultrasound-doppler-velocimetry-and-echo-particle-image-velocimetry
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Phillip E Gates, Arati Gurung, Luciano Mazzaro, Kuni Aizawa, Salim Elyas, William D Strain, Angela C Shore, Robin Shandas
Vascular endothelial cells lining the arteries are sensitive to wall shear stress (WSS) exerted by flowing blood. An important component of the pathophysiology of vascular diseases, WSS is commonly estimated by centerline ultrasound Doppler velocimetry (UDV). However, the accuracy of this method is uncertain. We have previously validated the use of a novel, ultrasound-based, particle image velocimetry technique (echo PIV) to compute 2-D velocity vector fields, which can easily be converted into WSS data. We compared WSS data derived from UDV and echo PIV in the common carotid artery of 27 healthy participants...
April 17, 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677191/type-2-diabetic-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-2-mutant-mice-aldh-2-2-exhibiting-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-phenotype-can-be-determined-by-exercise-stress-echocardiography
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Guodong Pan, Srikar Munukutla, Ananya Kar, Joseph Gardinier, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Suresh Selvaraj Palaniyandi
E487K point mutation of aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) 2 (ALDH2*2) in East Asians intrinsically lowers ALDH2 activity. ALDH2*2 is associated with diabetic cardiomyopathy. Diabetic patients exhibit heart failure of preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) i.e. while the systolic heart function is preserved in them, they may exhibit diastolic dysfunction, implying a jeopardized myocardial health. Currently, it is challenging to detect cardiac functional deterioration in diabetic mice. Stress echocardiography (echo) in the clinical set-up is a procedure used to measure cardiac reserve and impaired cardiac function in coronary artery diseases...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669563/a-comparison-of-both-dense-and-feature-tracking-techniques-with-tagging-for-the-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-assessment-of-myocardial-strain
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J Jane Cao, Nora Ngai, Lynette Duncanson, Joshua Cheng, Kathleen Gliganic, Qizhi Chen
BACKGROUND: Myocardial strain is increasingly recognized as an important assessment for myocardial function. In addition, it also improves outcome prediction. However, there is lack of standardization in strain evaluation by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). In this study we compared strain values using multiple techniques and multiple vendor products. METHODS: Prospectively recruited patients with cardiomyopathy of diverse etiology (N = 77) and healthy controls (N = 10) underwent CMR on a 1...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667208/the-use-of-cardiac-ct-alone-to-exclude-left-atrial-thrombus-before-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-efficiency-safety-and-cost-analysis
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Wassim Mosleh, Ali Sheikh, Zaid Said, Mohamed A Abdel-Aal, Siri Gadde, Tanvi Shah, Michael F Wilson, Hiroko Beck, Chee Kim, Umesh C Sharma
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a growing financial burden on the healthcare system. Cardiac computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) is needed for pulmonary vein mapping before AF ablation (AFA). CCTA has shown to be an alternative to transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) to rule-out left atrial appendage thrombus (LAAT) pre-AFA. We aim to examine the safety, cost-effectiveness, and time-efficiency of utilizing CCTA alone to rule out LAAT before AFA. METHODS: We prospectively screened patients with paroxysmal AF undergoing cryoablation...
April 17, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667131/pulmonary-embolism-following-incomplete-surgical-resection-of-a-right-ventricular-myxoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
Yazan Assaf, Maher Nasser, Hani Jneid, David Ott
Right ventricular (RV) myxomas are extremely rare, but may have dreadful clinical sequelae including pulmonary embolism (PE). We present a case of a patient who had an RV myxoma that was attached to the tricuspid valve, and therefore could not be resected completely during surgery, and remnants of the tumor were seen on transthoracic echocardiogram during post-operative follow-up. Five months after surgery, the patient had PE, which could be due to tumor emboli or thromboemboli. Since repeat surgical resection was not feasible, the patient was started on warfarin...
April 17, 2018: Cardiology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665845/deletion-of-hp1%C3%AE-in-cardiac-myocytes-affects-h4k20me3-levels-but-does-not-impact-cardiac-growth
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Kyohei Oyama, Danny El-Nachef, Chen Fang, Hidemi Kajimoto, Jeremy P Brown, Prim B Singh, W Robb MacLellan
BACKGROUND: Heterochromatin, which is formed when tri-methyl lysine 9 of histone H3 (H3K9me3) is bound by heterochromatin 1 proteins (HP1s), plays an important role in differentiation and senescence by silencing cell cycle genes. Cardiac myocytes (CMs) accumulate heterochromatin during differentiation and demethylation of H3K9me3 inhibits cell cycle gene silencing and cell cycle exit in CMs; however, it is unclear if this process is mediated by HP1s. In this study, we created a conditional CM-specific HP1 gamma (HP1γ) knockout (KO) mouse model and tested whether HP1γ is required for cell cycle gene silencing and cardiac growth...
April 17, 2018: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663861/amyloid-cardiomyopathy-a-hidden-heart-failure-cause-that-is-often-misdiagnosed
#18
Yale Tung-Chen, Miguel-Ángel Arnau
BACKGROUND: Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a very common condition, especially in the elderly, characterized by dyspnea, orthopnea, nocturnal paroxysmal dyspnea, and peripheral edema. CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND INTERVENTION: We report the case of a 76-year-old with CHF symptoms for the last 3 months. The ECG and transthoracic echocardiogram were suggestive of CHF due to amyloid cardiomyopathy. After cardiac MRI, a positive Congo red staining of subcutaneous fat aspiration and a negative genetic testing for mutant transthyretin, senile amyloid cardiomyopathy (ATTRw) was expected...
April 17, 2018: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661525/a-preliminary-study-of-left-ventricular-rotational-mechanics-in-children-with-noncompaction-cardiomyopathy-do-they-influence-ventricular-function
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Hythem M Nawaytou, Andrea E Montero, Putri Yubbu, Renzo J C Calderón-Anyosa, Tomoyuki Sato, Matthew J O'Connor, Kelley D Miller, Philip C Ursell, Julien I E Hoffman, Anirban Banerjee
BACKGROUND: Current diagnostic criteria for noncompaction cardiomyopathy (NCC) lack specificity, and the disease lacks prognostic indicators. Reverse apical rotation (RAR) with abnormal rotation of the cardiac apex in the same clockwise direction as the base has been described in adults with NCC. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that RAR might differentiate between symptomatic NCC and benign hypertrabeculations and might be associated with ventricular dysfunction. METHODS: Echocardiograms from 28 children with NCC without cardiac malformations were prospectively compared with those from 29 age-matched normal control subjects...
April 13, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656776/purulenta-pericarditis-and-pasteurella-multocida-an-extremely-rare-entity
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Raquel Ferreira, José Martins, Tiago Adrega, Sara Pinto, Sofia Nunes, Rita Pancas, Anabela Gonzaga, José Santos
Purulent pericarditis is a rare entity, defined as the presence of neutrophilic pericardial effusion which is infected by a bacterial, fungus or parasite agent. The diagnosis can be challenging, especially if patients have taken previous antibiotic therapy; on the other hand the recognition of this pathology is often made late, with the onset of severe symptoms or signs of cardiac tamponade or even only at the autopsy. The authors describe the case of a 82-year-old woman with history of extensive laceration of the right lower limb from a dog bite in July 2016, admitted to the Cardiology Department one month later for Acute Pericarditis...
April 12, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
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