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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742646/comparison-of-3-symptom-classification-methods-to-standardize-the-history-component-of-the-heart-score
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Michael R Marchick, Michael L Setteducato, Jesse J Revenis, Matthew A Robinson, Emily C Weeks, Thomas F Payton, David E Winchester, Brandon R Allen
OBJECTIVES: The History, Electrocardiography, Age, Risk factors, Troponin (HEART) score enables rapid risk stratification of emergency department patients presenting with chest pain. However, the subjectivity in scoring introduced by the history component has been criticized by some clinicians. We examined the association of 3 objective scoring models with the results of noninvasive cardiac testing. METHODS: Medical records for all patients evaluated in the chest pain center of an academic medical center during a 1-year period were reviewed retrospectively...
September 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740778/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-after-head-and-neck-reconstructive-surgery
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Masanori Mori, Hayato Nagashima, Satoshi Akazawa, Noriko Saegusa, Yuichi Ichikawa, Kei Iida, Kotaro Yoshimura, Masahiro Nakagawa
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a form of transient heart failure that clinically mimics acute coronary syndrome and is characterized by left ventricular wall motion abnormalities. The pathophysiology of TCM is not well established. TCM is often preceded by emotional or physical stress and may occur after surgery. We present 3 cases of TCM occurring after head and neck reconstructive surgery. Echocardiography plays a central role in the diagnosis of TCM. Left ventricular wall motion abnormalities extend beyond the territory of a single coronary artery...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738829/rare-association-of-two-cardiovascular-malformations-successfully-corrected-in-a-single-surgery-a-case-report
#3
Fu-Yang Mei, Zhi-Xuan Bai, Zhi-Bin Hu, Bing Zhou, Yong Cui
BACKGROUND: Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection (PAPVC) without an atrial septal defect (ASD) associated with coarctation of the aortic arch is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly. This rare combination is only described in a few studies; none report the correction of these two malformations in a single surgery. CASE PRESENTATION: A 5-year-old girl was admitted to our hospital because the echocardiography revealed coarctation of the aortic arch; this diagnosis was confirmed by computed tomography (CT), which also showed her left superior pulmonary vein draining into the vertical vein without ASD (Fig...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738781/the-value-of-a-new-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-protocol-in-myocardial-infarction-with-non-obstructive-coronary-arteries-minoca-a-case-control-study-using-historical-controls-from-a-previous-study-with-similar-inclusion-criteria
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Per Tornvall, E B Brolin, K Caidahl, K Cederlund, O Collste, M Daniel, C Ekenbäck, J Jensen, S Y-Hassan, L Henareh, C Hofman-Bang, P Lyngå, E Maret, N Sarkar, J Spaak, M Sundqvist, P Sörensson, M Ugander, S Agewall
BACKGROUND: Myocardial Infarction with Non-Obstructive Coronary Arteries (MINOCA) is common with a prevalence of 6% of all patients fulfilling the diagnosis of myocardial infarction. MINOCA should be considered a working diagnosis. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR) imaging has recently been suggested to be of great value to determine the cause behind MINOCA. The objectives of this paper are to describe the rationale behind the second Stockholm Myocardial Infarction with Normal Coronaries (SMINC-2) study and to discuss the protocol for investigation of MINOCA patients in the light of the recently published position paper from the European Society of Cardiology...
July 24, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738000/comparison-of-cardiac-output-measured-by-use-of-computed-tomography-and-thermodilution-in-dogs
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Sharon Tenenbaum, Fernando L Garcia-Pereira, Clifford R Berry, Tori Obert
OBJECTIVE To compare cardiac output (CO) measured by use of CT coronary angiography and thermodilution (criterion-referenced standard) at various CO values, record adverse effects, and determine the time needed to measure CO. ANIMALS 5 healthy purpose-bred Beagles (2 males and 3 females). PROCEDURES A prospective nonrandomized crossover study was conducted. Dogs were premedicated with butorphanol tartrate (0.2 mg•kg(-1), IM). Anesthesia was induced by IV administration of etomidate (1 to 2 mg•kg(-1)) and midazolam (0...
August 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734900/molecular-imaging-in-stem-cell-based-therapies-of-cardiac-diseases
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REVIEW
Xiang Li, Marcus Hacker
In the past 15years, despite regenerative medicine has shown great potential for cardiovascular diseases, the outcome and safety of stem cell transplantation has shown controversial results in the published literature. Medical imaging might be useful for monitoring and quantification transplanted cells within the heart and to serially characterize the effects of stem cell therapy of the myocardium. From the multiple available noninvasive imaging techniques, magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear imaging by positron (PET) or single photon emission computer tomography (SPECT) are the most used clinical approaches to follow the fate of transplanted stem cells in vivo...
July 19, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734644/postmastectomy-radiation-therapy-technique-and-cardiopulmonary-sparing-a-dosimetric-comparative-analysis-between-photons-and-protons-with-free-breathing-versus-deep-inspiration-breath-hold
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Sagar A Patel, Hsiao-Ming Lu, Jacqueline A Nyamwanda, Rachel B Jimenez, Alphonse G Taghian, Shannon M MacDonald, Nicolas Depauw
PURPOSE: Dosimetric studies have suggested greater cardiopulmonary sparing with protons over photons for left-sided postmastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT). Modern techniques such as deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) can help spare the heart. This analysis compares photon and proton delivery with and without DIBH. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Ten women with left breast cancer referred for PMRT on a prospective clinical trial with unfavorable cardiac anatomy underwent free breathing (FB) and DIBH computed tomography simulation...
June 21, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734623/eight-year-follow-up-of-the-clopidogrel-after-surgery-for-coronary-artery-disease-cascade-trial
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Ali Hage, Pierre Voisine, Fernanda Erthal, Éric Larose, David Glineur, Benjamin Chow, Hugo Tremblay, Jacqueline Fortier, Gifferd Ko, Dai Une, Michael Farkouh, Thierry G Mesana, Michel LeMay, Alexander Kulik, Marc Ruel
OBJECTIVE: In this 8 years' follow-up study, we evaluated the long-term outcomes of the addition of clopidogrel to aspirin during the first year after coronary artery bypass grafting, versus aspirin plus placebo, with respect to survival, major adverse cardiac, or major cerebrovascular events, including revascularization, functional status, graft patency, and native coronary artery disease progression. METHODS: In the initial Clopidogrel After Surgery for Coronary Artery Disease trial, 113 patients were randomized to receive either daily clopidogrel (n = 56) or placebo (n = 57), in addition to aspirin, in a double-blind fashion for 1 year after coronary artery bypass grafting...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734587/computed-tomography-predict-regression-of-coronary-artery-aneurysm-in-patients-with-kawasaki-disease
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Po-Ting Chen, Ming-Tai Lin, Yih-Sharng Chen, Shyh-Jye Chen, Mei-Hwan Wu
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The study evaluated possible factors influencing the regression of coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) in patients with Kawasaki disease (KD) through electrocardiographically gated cardiac computed tomography (CT). METHODS: 18 patients with KD exhibited CAAs in at least 2 CT examinations conducted from December 2004 to September 2015, and 37 aneurysms were observed. Every aneurysm was corrected through the descending aorta at the origin level of the left main coronary artery under a normal distribution and measured under a fixed window level...
July 19, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733764/cardiac-sympathetic-neuronal-damage-precedes-myocardial-fibrosis-in-patients-with-anderson-fabry-disease
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Massimo Imbriaco, Teresa Pellegrino, Valentina Piscopo, Mario Petretta, Andrea Ponsiglione, Carmela Nappi, Marta Puglia, Serena Dell'Aversana, Eleonora Riccio, Letizia Spinelli, Antonio Pisani, Alberto Cuocolo
PURPOSE: Cardiac sympathetic denervation may be detectable in patients with Anderson-Fabry disease (AFD), suggesting its usefulness for early detection of the disease. However, the relationship between sympathetic neuronal damage measured by (123)I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) imaging with myocardial fibrosis on cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is still unclear. METHODS: Cardiac sympathetic innervation was assessed by (123)I-MIBG single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in 25 patients with genetically proved AFD...
July 22, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732592/correlation-between-early-revascularization-and-major-cardiac-events-demonstrated-by-ischemic-myocardium-in-japanese-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Shunichi Yoda, Yusuke Hori, Misa Hayase, Takashi Mineki, Takumi Hatta, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Naoya Matsumoto, Atsushi Hirayama
BACKGROUND: There is no report on correlation between early revascularization and the occurrence of major cardiac events (MCEs) except severe heart failure in Japanese patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD). This study aimed to determine whether early revascularization affected the incidence of MCEs in Japanese patients with stable CAD. METHODS: We retrospectively investigated 3581 stable CAD patients who underwent rest (201)Tl and stress (99m)Tc-tetrofosmin myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and provided three-year-prognostic data...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732541/endobronchial-embolization-for-life-threatening-hemoptysis-with-endobronchial-watanabe-spigot
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Sze Shyang Kho, Swee Kim Chan, Mei Ching Yong, Siew Teck Tie
BACKGROUND: Massive hemoptysis is a common encounter in respiratory medicine. Bronchoscopy plays an important role in localizing the origin of bleeding, as well as endoscopic treatment of centrally located lesions. Endobronchial embolization is a novel technique enabling the management of hemoptysis arising even from peripheral lesions, via occlusion of the culprit bronchus, thereby securing the airway. Endobronchial Watanabe Spigot had been advocate in the treatment of bronchopleural fistula and the use of this novel technique had since then been expanded into the management of massive hemoptysis...
July 21, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729524/cardiac-arrest-following-drug-abuse-with-intravenous-tapentadol-case-report-and-literature-review
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Misbahuddin Khaja, George Lominadze, Konstantin Millerman
BACKGROUND Tapentadol is a centrally acting opioid analgesic, with a dual mode of action, as a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor and an agonist of the μ-opioid receptor (MOR). Tapentadol is used for the management of musculoskeletal pain, and neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. CASE REPORT A 32-year-old woman attended hospital for evaluation of an intractable headache. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain were negative. She was found unresponsive in the bathroom on the day following hospital admission, and despite resuscitative measures, the patient died following cardiac arrest...
July 21, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729409/comparison-of-anatomic-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-alternative-initial-noninvasive-testing-strategies-for-the-diagnosis-of-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Idan Roifman, Harindra C Wijeysundera, Peter C Austin, Mohammad R Rezai, Graham A Wright, Jack V Tu
BACKGROUND: The optimal initial noninvasive diagnostic testing strategy for stable coronary artery disease (CAD) is unknown. Although American guidelines recommend an exercise stress test as the first-line test, European guidelines suggest that stress imaging (myocardial perfusion imaging or stress echocardiography) or coronary computed tomography angiography may be preferable. Understanding the relationship between the initial strategy and downstream yield of obstructive CAD and major adverse cardiac events may provide insight as to the optimal strategy...
July 19, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728443/functional-assessment-of-coronary-artery-disease-by-cardiac-computed-tomography
#15
T A Treibel, A Rossi, F Pugliese, C Davies
Rapid technological advances in computed tomography (CT) have allowed CT coronary angiography (CTCA) to be delivered at low radiation dose and high diagnostic accuracy. Due to its high negative predictive value for coronary artery disease, it has become a gatekeeper for the assessment of patients with chest pain of recent onset. Second line functional assessment of a detected coronary stenosis relies mostly on other imaging modalities. Functional assessment of coronary artery disease by CT is therefore an attractive addition to CTCA...
July 21, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726575/bioprinting-pattern-dependent-electrical-mechanical-behavior-of-cardiac-alginate-implants-characterization-and-ex-vivo-phase-contrast-microtomography-assessment
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Mohammad Izadifar, Paul Babyn, Michael E Kelly, Dean Chapman, Xiongbiao Chen
Three-dimensional (3D)-bioprinting techniques may be used to modulate electrical/mechanical properties and porosity of hydrogel constructs for fabrication of suitable cardiac implants. Notably, characterization of these properties after implantation remains a challenge, raising the need for the development of novel quantitative imaging techniques for monitoring hydrogel implant behavior in-situ. This study aims to (i) assess the influence of hydrogel bioprinting patterns on electrical/mechanical behavior of cardiac implants based on a 3D-printing technique and (ii) investigate the potential of synchrotron X-ray phase contrast computed tomography (PCI-CT) for estimating elastic modulus/impedance/porosity and microstructural features of 3D-printed cardiac implants in-situ via an ex-vivo study...
July 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725938/declining-radiation-dose-of-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-german-cardiac-ct-registry-experience-2009-2014
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Axel Schmermund, Mohamed Marwan, Jörg Hausleiter, Sebastian Barth, Oliver Bruder, Sebastian Kerber, Grigorius Korosoglou, Alexander Leber, Werner Moshage, Stephen Schröder, Steffen Schneider, Jochen Senges, Stephan Achenbach
BACKGROUND: Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) is increasingly used as a test to rule out coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with a low to intermediate pre-test probability of the disease. We used the database of the German CT registry, collected between 2009 and 2014 in a broad patient population, to analyze contemporary radiation dose associated with coronary CTA in clinical practice. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The prospective observational registry included a total of 7061 patients ≥18 years, referred to 12 participating centers for a clinically indicated cardiac CT examination...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725325/left-atrial-appendage-volume-and-plasma-docosahexaenoic-acid-levels-are-associated-with-atrial-fibrillation-recurrence-after-catheter-ablation
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Tomoyuki Shiozawa, Kazunori Shimada, Gaku Sekita, Hidemori Hayashi, Haruna Tabuchi, Seiji Miura, Shinichiro Fujimoto, Tomoyasu Kadoguchi, Shohei Ouchi, Tatsuro Aikawa, Hamad Al Shahi, Shuhei Takahashi, Tetsuro Miyazaki, Masataka Sumiyoshi, Yuji Nakazato, Hiroyuki Daida
BACKGROUND: Risk factors for atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence in patients who have undergone AF catheter ablation have not been fully clarified. The objective of this study was to assess whether the left atrium (LA) and LA appendage (LAA) volumes, and cardio-metabolic markers such as polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) levels were associated with AF recurrence. METHODS: Seventy-seven consecutive patients with AF (mean age, 59 ± 8 years; male, 81%; paroxysmal AF, 64%) undergoing catheter ablation were enrolled...
June 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723768/detection-of-incidental-cardiac-findings-in-noncardiac-chest-computed-tomography
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Francesco Secchi, Giovanni Di Leo, Moreno Zanardo, Marco Alì, Paola Maria Cannaò, Francesco Sardanelli
The aim of the study was to estimate the rate of incidental cardiac findings (ICF) in patients undergoing noncardiac chest CT.An experienced radiologist retrospectively reviewed 237 consecutive patients (147 males and 90 females with median age of 69 years) undergoing a noncardiac chest CT. ICF at targeted review were compared to those mentioned in original reports (χ test).At review, ≥1 ICF was detected in 124/237 patients (52%), for a total of 229 ICF, 158 of them (69%) not originally mentioned. Valvular calcifications were unmentioned in 23/23 (100%) patients, main pulmonary artery dilation in 21/22 (96%), coronary calcifications in 69/86 (80%), right or left atrial dilation in 7/11 (64%), aortic atherosclerosis in 29/62 (47%), and ascending aorta dilatation in 8/18 (44%)...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722134/location-variations-and-predictors-of-epicardial-fat-mapping-using-multi-detector-computed-tomography-to-assist-epicardial-ventricular-tachycardia-ablation
#20
Mariaileen Sourwine, Jean Jeudy, Brian Miller, Rama Vunnam, Hasan Imanli, Olurotimi Mesubi, Martine Etienne-Mesubi, Vincent See, Stephen Shorofsky, Timm Dickfeld
BACKGROUND: A significant number of ventricular tachycardia circuits are located close to the epicardial surface and are amendable to epicardial ablation. Epicardial fat often interferes with substrate mapping and ablation, though little is known regarding the distribution of fat and its fluctuation with the cardiac cycle. METHODS: We studied 40 patients who underwent a 64-slice MDCT in order to describe patterns of epicardial fat distribution, variation during cardiac cycle and clinical predictors of epicardial fat...
July 19, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
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