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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790209/subclinical-leaflet-thrombosis-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Somsupha Kanjanauthai, Luigi Pirelli, Nikhil Nalluri, Chad A Kliger
Since the inception of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), there have been significant reductions in complications due to improvements of transcatheter heart valve (THV) designs and technologies. Given expanding TAVR applications, reducing complications further and better understanding THV durability has become a focus within the structural heart space. Recently, dedicated cardiac computed tomographic angiography (CTA) performed at 1 month post-TAVR has identified subclinical leaflet thrombosis (SLT), with rates as high as 40%...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784002/association-between-number-of-institutions-with-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-and-regional-mortality-ratio-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-nationwide-ecological-study-using-a-spatial-bayesian-model
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Hideaki Kawaguchi, Soichi Koike, Ryota Sakurai, Kazuhiko Ohe
BACKGROUND: Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) has demonstrated high diagnostic accuracy for detection of coronary artery stenosis, and healthcare providers can detect coronary artery disease in earlier stages before it develops into more serious clinical conditions such as acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We hypothesized that the mortality ratio of AMI in regions with a higher density of coronary CTA is lower than that in regions with a lower density of coronary CTA. METHODS: This ecological and cross-sectional study using secondary data targeted all secondary medical service areas (SMSAs) in Japan (n = 349)...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Health Geographics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775657/stabilization-of-the-abdominal-aorta-during-the-cardiac-cycle-with-the-sac-anchoring-nellix-device
#3
Nathan K Itoga, Ga-Young Suh, Christopher P Cheng
The Nellix device utilizes polymer filled endobags to stabilize the abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) sac described as endovascular aneurysm sealing (EVAS). We analyzed cardiac gated CTA scans of repaired AAA with EVAS in four patients to evaluate geometry and cardiac pulsatility-induced deformation. Graft translation and aortic curvature changes were found to be minimal during the cardiac cycle. The mean±SD changes in renal-aorta angles (1.0±0.9°) were less than the changes in the SMA-aorta angle (4.0±2...
May 15, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768380/tradeoff-between-noise-reduction-and-inartificial-visualization-in-a-model-based-iterative-reconstruction-algorithm-on-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography
#4
Kenichiro Hirata, Daisuke Utsunomiya, Masafumi Kidoh, Yoshinori Funama, Seitaro Oda, Hideaki Yuki, Yasunori Nagayama, Yuji Iyama, Takeshi Nakaura, Daisuke Sakabe, Kenichi Tsujita, Yasuyuki Yamashita
We aimed to evaluate the image quality performance of coronary CT angiography (CTA) under the different settings of forward-projected model-based iterative reconstruction solutions (FIRST).Thirty patients undergoing coronary CTA were included. Each image was reconstructed using filtered back projection (FBP), adaptive iterative dose reduction 3D (AIDR-3D), and 2 model-based iterative reconstructions including FIRST-body and FIRST-cardiac sharp (CS). CT number and noise were measured in the coronary vessels and plaque...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745527/-the-research-on-cardiac-volume-time-relationship-based-on-retrospective-electrocardiograph-four-dimension-computer-tomography-data-collection-and-structured-sparse-algorithm
#5
Meng Li, Peng Zhao, Jingjing Xiao, Linbo Qiao, Wencai Pan, Shuang Wang, Yinbao Chong
This paper explores the relationship between the cardiac volume and time, which is applied to control dynamic heart phantom. We selected 50 patients to collect their cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA) images, which have 20 points in time series CTA images using retrospective electrocardiograph gating, and measure the volume of four chamber in 20-time points with cardiac function analysis software. Then we grouped patients by gender, age, weight, height, heartbeat, and utilize repeated measurement design to conduct statistical analyses...
April 1, 2018: Sheng Wu Yi Xue Gong Cheng Xue za Zhi, Journal of Biomedical Engineering, Shengwu Yixue Gongchengxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701339/surgical-treatment-options-of-subclavian-artery-pseudoaneurysms-a-case-report-and-litterature-review
#6
Rita Soares Ferreira, João Monteiro Castro, Frederico Bastos Gonçalves, Rodolfo Abreu, Ricardo Correia, Rui Rodrigues, Carolina Torres, Maria Emília Ferreira
INTRODUCTION: Subclavian artery pseudoaneurysms are rare and occur mostly as a consequence of an inadvertent arterial puncture during central venous catheterization, endovascular therapeutic procedures or after penetrating or blunt trauma. They usually have a late clinical presentation, with pain, swelling or other compressive symptoms. The optimal treatment in this situation is still a matter of debate. The authors describe a case of late presentation of subclavian artery pseudoaneurysm after transjugular hepatic biopsy and discuss the several options for treatment...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687696/long-term-prognostic-impact-of-non-invasive-follow-up-with-computed-tomography-angiography-in-patients-with-left-main-coronary-artery-stenting
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Gerard Roura, Josep Gomez-Lara, Lara Fuentes Castillo, Josè L Ferreiro, Rafael Romaguera, Luis Teruel, Montserrat Gracida Blancas, Elena Carreño, Joan A Gomez-Hospital, Angel Cequier
BACKGROUND: Left main coronary artery (LMCA) stenting is an evolving technique. Whether follow-up computed tomography angiography (CTA) might have clinical impact in these patients is controversial. The aim of present study is to compare clinical outcomes of patients with LMCA stenting followed with CTA versus patients with conventional clinical follow-up. METHODS: From 2003 to 2014 all consecutive patients with unprotected LMCA stenosis treated with single DES implantation were prospectively included...
April 20, 2018: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685675/predictive-value-of-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-in-asymptomatic-individuals-with-diabetes-mellitus-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ebba Beller, Felix G Meinel, Franziska Schoeppe, Wolfgang G Kunz, Kolja M Thierfelder, Jörg Hausleiter, Fabian Bamberg, U Joseph Schoepf, Verena S Hoffmann
BACKGROUND: Coronary CT angiography (CTA) is generally not established as a screening tool for asymptomatic individuals. However, it is controversial whether this test may have a role for screening asymptomatic individuals with diabetes mellitus (DM) due to the high prevalence of asymptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD) in this subgroup. METHODS: We searched PubMed and EMBASE through May 2017 for studies that reported on the association between findings at coronary CTA and future cardiac events in asymptomatic individuals with DM...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685360/incidental-lad-stenosis-identified-on-non-gated-chest-cta
#9
Nicholas Chan, Brian M Yuen, Ji Yang, Stuart L Cohen, Loukas Boutis, John N Makaryus
A 57-year-old male former smoker presented to the Emergency Department (ED) with blurry vision, headache, and generalized weakness. He was hypoxic on room air and ECG showed sinus tachycardia. A CT pulmonary angiogram was ordered in the ED and revealed no pulmonary embolism but incidentally noted a likely significant stenosis in the proximal LAD. Subsequent cardiac catheterization revealed a 90% stenotic lesion with percutaneous coronary intervention leading to symptom resolution. Unlike coronary CTA, CTPA is performed with non-ECG gated helical scanning and generates motion artifacts associated with myocardial contraction...
April 14, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658864/right-ventricular-perforation-by-a-defibrillator-lead-migrating-to-the-left-breast
#10
Jerneja Tasic, Rok Zbacnik, Igor Zupan, Jus Ksela
Cardiac perforation after an ICD implantation is a rare complication, with a reported incidence between 0.6-5.2%. Its manifestation might be acute, subacute, or delayed, with an acute perforation occurring within the first 24 hours after implantation, frequently accompanied by severe clinical signs, while subacute and delayed perforations have a more benign progression. Here, we report a case of a 69-year old patient with an acute right ventricular perforation by a defibrillator lead migrating all the way through the pericardium and thoracic wall into the left breast, with an unusually mild and benign clinical course, delaying prompt diagnosis and postponing subsequent surgical treatment...
March 5, 2018: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652747/the-incremental-clinical-value-of-cardiac-hybrid-spect-cta-imaging-in-coronary-artery-disease
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Lin Qiu, Hui Tan, Dengfeng Cheng, Hongcheng Shi
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major cause of death worldwide. It is significantly important to assess the coronary lesion and its pathophysiological relevance comprehensively. Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) or myocardial perfusion imaging alone suffers from some limitations in the evaluation of CAD. Through the integration and spatial colocalization of complementary morphological and functional information, the results of published hybrid single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/CTA studies in patients with CAD are promising for detecting functionally relevant coronary artery lesion and evaluating the relationship between diseased coronary artery, coronary artery anomaly, myocardial bridging, or coronary calcification and myocardial ischemia...
April 12, 2018: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541955/vascular-ct-and-mri-a-practical-guide-to-imaging-protocols
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REVIEW
D J Murphy, A Aghayev, M L Steigner
Non-invasive cross-sectional imaging techniques play a crucial role in the assessment of the varied manifestations of vascular disease. Vascular imaging encompasses a wide variety of pathology. Designing vascular imaging protocols can be challenging owing to the non-uniform velocity of blood in the aorta, differences in cardiac output between patients, and the effect of different disease states on blood flow. In this review, we provide the rationale behind-and a practical guide to-designing and implementing straightforward vascular computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocols...
April 2018: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534678/cryoballoon-ablation-for-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-case-of-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava
#13
Shiwei Huang, Binglin Pan, He Zou, Wei Lin
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) usually originates from pulmonary veins (PVs) but can also be caused by pulmonary veins outside, such as the coronary sinus (CS), the superior vena cava (SVC), and the ligament of Marshall. CASE PRESENTATION: A 69-year-old male with a history of palpitations for 10 years was referred to our institute because of its recurrence for half a day. A dynamic electrocardiogram revealed sinus rhythm (SR) and paroxysmal AF. Echocardiography demonstrated normal cardiac structure, and physical examination results were unremarkable...
March 13, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29520449/cardiac-ct-in-the-emergency-department-contrasting-evidence-from-registries-and-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Nam Ju Lee, Harold Litt
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To compare outcomes between registries and randomized controlled trials of coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA)-based versus standard of care approaches to the initial evaluation of patients with acute chest pain. RECENT FINDINGS: Randomized trials have demonstrated CCTA to be a safe and efficient tool for triage of low- to intermediate-risk patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain. Recent studies demonstrate heterogeneous result using different standard of care approaches for evaluation of hard endpoints in comparison with standard evaluation...
March 8, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29520184/effect-of-patient-characteristics-on-vessel-enhancement-at-lower-extremity-ct-angiography
#15
Takanori Masuda, Takeshi Nakaura, Yoshinori Funama, Tomoyasu Sato, Toru Higaki, Masao Kiguchi, Yukari Yamashita, Naoyuki Imada, Kazuo Awai
Objective: To evaluate the effect of patient characteristics on popliteal aortic contrast enhancement at lower extremity CT angiography (LE-CTA) scanning. Materials and Methods: Prior informed consent to participate was obtained from all 158 patients. All were examined using a routine protocol; the scanning parameters were tube voltage 100 kVp, tube current 100 mA to 770 mA (noise index 12), 0.5-second rotation, 1.25-mm detector row width, 0.516 beam pitch, and 41...
March 2018: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29496402/cardiac-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-procedure-for-the-diagnosis-of-prosthetic-endocarditis-and-intracardiac-devices
#16
S Aguadé Bruix, A Roque Pérez, H Cuéllar Calabria, M N Pizzi
Infective endocarditis (IE) is a serious condition with a poor prognosis, its mortality unchanged significantly despite diagnostic and therapeutic advances in the last 30years. The diagnostic ability of the modified Duke criteria in prosthetic endocarditis and/or devices does not exceed 50%, so new tools are necessary for the diagnosis of this entity in this context. The 18 F-FDG PET/CTA combines a highly sensitive technique to detect inflammatory-infectious activity with a technique with high anatomical resolution to assess the structural lesions associated with endocarditis...
May 2018: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474457/effect-of-contrast-material-injection-duration-on-arterial-enhancement-at-ct-in-patients-with-various-cardiac-indices-analysis-using-computer-simulation
#17
Toru Higaki, Takeshi Nakaura, Masafumi Kidoh, Hideaki Yuki, Yasuyuki Yamashita, Yuko Nakamura, Fuminari Tatsugami, Yasutaka Baba, Makoto Iida, Kazuo Awai
Arterial peak enhancement on contrast-enhanced CT (CECT) images is thought to be higher in patients with low cardiac function. Using computer simulations, we tested the hypothesis that the relationship between the cardiac index and the aortic peak CT number (PCTN) is affected by the contrast material (CM) injection duration. We created computer simulation software for the contrast enhancement of various organs and vessels based on the Bae pharmacokinetics model and implemented models for CM transmission within organs and CM diffusion in blood plasma based on the osmotic pressure...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453592/patient-specific-registration-of-3d-ct-angiography-cta-with-x-ray-fluoroscopy-for-image-fusion-during-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-tavi-increases-performance-of-the-procedure
#18
I Vernikouskaya, W Rottbauer, J Seeger, B Gonska, V Rasche, Jochen Wöhrle
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to adapt patient-specifically a co-registration procedure for image fusion (IF) of a pre-interventional CT dataset with real-time X-ray (XR) fluoroscopy during transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), enabling improved performance of the procedure. BACKGROUND: The ability to use 3D models of the respective anatomies to complement the anatomic information obtained by XR fluoroscopy and provide a greater degree of real-time anatomical guidance holds great potential for complex cardiac interventions, especially for TAVI procedures with cerebral protection...
February 16, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450741/utility-of-cardiac-computed-tomography-scanning-in-the-diagnosis-and-pre-operative-evaluation-of-patients-with-infective-endocarditis
#19
Jason R Sims, Nandan S Anavekar, Krishnaswamy Chandrasekaran, James M Steckelberg, Walter R Wilson, Bernard J Gersh, Larry M Baddour, Daniel C DeSimone
Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is the gold standard imaging study used in the diagnosis of infective endocarditis (IE). Computed tomography angiography (CTA) has undergone rapid advancement as a cardiac imaging technique and has previously shown promise in small non-randomized studies for evaluation of IE. We hypothesized that cardiac CTA would perform similarly to TEE in the detection of endocarditic lesions and that there would be no difference in clinical outcomes whether the coronary arteries were evaluated by CTA or invasive coronary angiography (ICA)...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449280/prediction-of-the-multisegment-clot-sign-on-dynamic-ct-angiography-of-cardioembolic-stroke
#20
Z Chen, F Shi, M Zhang, X Gong, L Lin, M Lou
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The multisegment clot sign has been observed at the site of large-artery occlusion in patients with acute ischemic stroke. This study aimed to assess its occurrence rate and relationship with stroke etiologies in patients with acute intracranial large-artery occlusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke who had acute intracranial large-artery occlusion and underwent perfusion CT within 8 hours after stroke onset...
April 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
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