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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329173/mitral-valve-repair-for-secondary-mitral-regurgitation-in-non-ischaemic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-is-associated-with-left-ventricular-reverse-remodelling-and-increase-of-forward-flow
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Vasileios Kamperidis, Suzanne E van Wijngaarden, Philippe J van Rosendael, William Kok Fai Kong, Madelien V Regeer, Frank van der Kley, Georgios Sianos, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Jeroen J Bax, Victoria Delgado
Aims: It remains unclear whether surgical or transcatheter mitral valve repair for secondary mitral regurgitation (MR) in patients with non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy reverse the underlying left ventricular (LV) pathophysiology. We hypothesized that mitral valve repair improves LV systolic function and forward flow and induces LV reverse remodelling in this group of patients. Methods and results: Seventy-six patients (65 ± 14 years old, 43% male) with non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy and moderate to severe chronic secondary MR treated successfully with transcatheter or surgical mitral valve repair were evaluated...
February 23, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321943/development-of-3d-intramural-and-surface-potentials-in-the-lv-microstructural-basis-of-preferential-transmural-conduction
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Bryan J Caldwell, Mark L Trew, Ian J Legrice, Bruce H Smaill
INTRODUCTION: Extracellular potentials measured on the heart surfaces are used to infer events that originate deep within the heart wall. We have reconstructed intramural potentials in three dimensions for the first time, and compare these with epicardial and endocardial surface potentials and cardiac microstructure. METHODS AND RESULTS: Extracellular potentials from intramural point stimulation were measured from a high density 3D electrode array in the in vivo pig LV...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321415/assessment-of-longitudinal-reproducibility-of-mice-lv-function-parameters-at-11-7%C3%A2-t-derived-from-self-gated-cine-mri
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Zhi Zuo, Anne Subgang, Alireza Abaei, Wolfgang Rottbauer, Detlef Stiller, Genshan Ma, Volker Rasche
The objective of this work was the assessment of the reproducibility of self-gated cardiac MRI in mice at ultra-high-field strength. A group of adult mice (n = 5) was followed over 360 days with a standardized MR protocol including reproducible animal position and standardized planning of the scan planes. From the resulting CINE MRI data, global left ventricular (LV) function parameters including end-diastolic volume (EDV), end-systolic volume (ESV), stroke volume (SV), ejection fraction (EF), and left ventricular mass (LVM) were quantified...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320863/rac1-gtpase-regulates-11%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-type-2-and-fibrotic-remodeling
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Daniel Lavall, Pia Schuster, Nadine Jacobs, Andrey Kazakov, Michael Böhm, Ulrich Laufs
The aim of the study was to characterize the role of Rac1 GTPase for the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) mediated pro-fibrotic remodeling. Transgenic mice with cardiac overexpression of constitutively active Rac1 (RacET) develop an age-dependent phenotype with atrial dilatation, fibrosis and atrial fibrillation. Expression of MR was similar in RacET and wild-type (WT) mice. The expression of 11β hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 (11β-HSD2) was age-dependently upregulated in the atria and the left ventricles of RacET mice on mRNA and protein level...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320316/clinical-outcomes-of-conventional-surgery-versus-mitraclip%C3%A2-therapy-for-moderate-to-severe-symptomatic-mitral-valve-regurgitation-in-the-elderly-population-an-institutional-experience
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Anthony Alozie, Liliya Paranskaya, Bernd Westphal, Alexander Kaminski, Mohammad Sherif, Magnus Sindt, Stephan Kische, Jochen Schubert, Doreen Diedrich, Hüseyin Ince, Gustav Steinhoff, Alper Öner
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare treatment of moderate to severe symptomatic mitral regurgitation (MR) with either conventional surgery or the mitral valve edge-to-edge device (MitraClip®) in very elderly patients. The newly introduced MitraClip device has demonstrated promising acute results in treating this patient cohort. Also noteworthy is the fact that patients who otherwise would have been denied surgery are increasingly referred for treatment with the MitraClip device...
March 20, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315014/association-of-native-t1-times-with-biventricular-function-and-hemodynamics-in-precapillary-pulmonary-hypertension
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Yin Yin Chen, Hong Yun, Hang Jin, De Hong Kong, Yu Liang Long, Cai Xia Fu, Shan Yang, Meng Su Zeng
In precapillary pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients, we sought to (1) investigate the relationship between ventricular insertion point (VIP) T1 times, hemodynamic parameters, and biventricular function, and (2) determine the predictors of anterior and inferior VIP T1 time. Twenty-two patients with precapillary PH underwent 1.5-T cardiac MR, right heart catheterization (RHC), and echocardiography. A group of 10 healthy age- and sex-matched volunteers served as controls. Biventricular function, morphology and mass were obtained from short-axis cine images...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306208/evaluation-of-myocardial-microcirculation-using-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-imaging
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Anna Mou, Chen Zhang, Mengying Li, Fengqiang Jin, Qingwei Song, Ailian Liu, Zhiyong Li
PURPOSE: To explore whether cardiac magnetic resonance-intravoxel incoherent motion imaging (MR-IVIM) is feasible for the clinical evaluation of myocardial microcirculation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 30 patients (with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, or combined diabetes and hypertension) and 34 healthy volunteers. MR-IVIM with a maximum gradient strength of 50 mT/m was performed on the left ventricular short axis (apex, middle, and base), using multiple b values (0-500 s/mm(2) ) on a 3...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289991/quantitative-analysis-of-late-gadolinium-enhancement-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-comparison-of-diagnostic-performance-in-myocardial-fibrosis-between-gadobutrol-and-gadopentetate-dimeglumine
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Dongting Liu, Xiaohai Ma, Jiayi Liu, Lei Zhao, Hui Chen, Lei Xu, Zhonghua Sun, Zhanming Fan
The purpose of this study was to compare different semi-automated late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) quantification techniques using gadobutrol and gadopentetate dimeglumine contrast agents with regard to the diagnosis of fibrotic myocardium in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Thirty patients with HCM underwent two cardiac MRI protocols with use of gadobutrol and gadopentetate dimeglumine. Contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) between LGE area and remote myocardium (CNRremote), between LGE area and left ventricular blood pool (CNRpool), and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in LGE were compared...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284205/usage-of-3d-models-of-tetralogy-of-fallot-for-medical-education-impact-on-learning-congenital-heart-disease
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Yue-Hin Loke, Ashraf S Harahsheh, Axel Krieger, Laura J Olivieri
BACKGROUND: Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common human birth defect, and clinicians need to understand the anatomy to effectively care for patients with CHD. However, standard two-dimensional (2D) display methods do not adequately carry the critical spatial information to reflect CHD anatomy. Three-dimensional (3D) models may be useful in improving the understanding of CHD, without requiring a mastery of cardiac imaging. The study aimed to evaluate the impact of 3D models on how pediatric residents understand and learn about tetralogy of Fallot following a teaching session...
March 11, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283847/increased-plasma-concentrations-of-soluble-st2-independently-predict-mortality-but-not-cardiovascular-events-in-stable-coronary-heart-disease-patients-13-year-follow-up-of-the-karola-study
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Vanessa Pfetsch, Veronika Sanin, Andrea Jaensch, Dhayana Dallmeier, Ute Mons, Hermann Brenner, Wolfgang Koenig, Dietrich Rothenbacher
PURPOSE: sST2 (soluble suppression of tumorigenicity 2), a member of the interleukin-1 family, has been suggested to play a role in cardiac remodeling and inflammatory signaling. We assessed the association between sST2 in patients with stable coronary heart disease (CHD) with multiple cardiovascular outcomes and total mortality, simultaneously controlling for a large number of potential confounders. METHODS: Plasma concentrations of sST2 (ELISA, Critical Diagnostics) were measured at baseline in a cohort of 1081 patients...
March 10, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283244/left-atrial-mechanics-in-patients-with-acute-stemi-and-secondary-mitral-regurgitation-a-prospective-pilot-cmr-feature-tracking-study
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Tomas Lapinskas, Paulius Bučius, Laura Urbonaitė, Agnieta Stabinskaitė, Živilė Valuckienė, Lina Jankauskaitė, Rimantas Benetis, Remigijus Žaliūnas
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Left atrium (LA) is an important biomarker of adverse cardiovascular outcomes and cerebrovascular events. This study aimed to evaluate LA myocardial deformation using cardiac magnetic resonance feature tracking (CMR-FT) in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and secondary mitral regurgitation (MR). Additionally, to assess interobserver and intraobserver variability of the technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients with STEMI underwent CMR with a 1...
March 1, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283230/outcomes-after-mitral-valve-repair-a-single-center-16-year-experience
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James M Tatum, Michael E Bowdish, Wendy J Mack, Adrienne M Quinn, Robbin G Cohen, Amy E Hackmann, Mark L Barr, Vaughn A Starnes
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate outcomes after mitral valve repair. METHODS: Between May 1999 and June 2015, 446 patients underwent mitral valve repair. Isolated mitral valve annuloplasty was excluded. A total of 398 (89%) had degenerative valve disease. Mean follow-up was 5.5 ± 3.8 years. Postoperative echocardiograms were obtained in 334 patients (75%) at a mean of 24.3 ± 13.7 months. RESULTS: Survival was 97%, 96%, 95%, and 94% at 1, 3, 5, and 10 years...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274956/natriuretic-peptides-in-the-evaluation-and-management-of-degenerative-mitral-regurgitation-a-systematic-review
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Michael M Johl, Pankaj Malhotra, Devin W Kehl, Florian Rader, Robert J Siegel
Progression of degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR) leads to irreversible cardiac damage. Therefore, longitudinal follow up to determine the optimal timing of surgery is critical. Current data indicates that in addition to the standard of care-assessing for symptoms and signs of left ventricular (LV) decompensation with routine echocardiography-serial measurement of natriuretic peptides offers a quantitative means to identify patients who may benefit from closer supervision, if not surgery. Natriuretic peptide levels, and specifically changes from baseline, identify both symptomatic patients and others likely to develop cardiac dysfunction...
March 8, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269193/dynamic-mapping-of-ventricular-function-from-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Maria Panayiotou, Peter Mountney, Alexander Brost, Daniel Toth, Tom Jackson, Jonathan M Behar, Christopher A Rinaldi, R James Housden, Kawal S Rhode
Heart failure is associated with substantial mortality and morbidity and remains the most common diagnosis in older patients. Based on experimental electrophysiologic studies, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) for heart failure results in a maximum resynchronization effect when applied to the most delayed left ventricular (LV) site. Current clinical practice is to identify the optimal site using separate visualisation of scar and activation information. These must be mentally mapped into 3D, which is challenging and time-consuming for the electrophysiologist...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268011/hands-on-surgical-training-of-congenital-heart-surgery-using-3-dimensional-print-models
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Shi-Joon Yoo, Thomas Spray, Erle H Austin, Tae-Jin Yun, Glen S van Arsdell
OBJECTIVE: Patient-based congenital heart surgery (CHS) training is opportunity-based and difficult. Three-dimensional (3D) print models of the heart were used for hands-on surgical training (HOST) at the 2015 AATS and subsequently in 2 local institutions. We aim to introduce the process of 3D printing for surgical simulation and to present the attendee's responses. METHODS: Using CT or MR angiograms, the models of congenital heart disease were created and printed with flexible rubberlike material...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265722/mr-imaging-of-carotid-webs
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Mari E Boesen, Prasanna Venkatesan Eswaradass, Dilip Singh, Alim P Mitha, Mayank Goyal, Richard Frayne, Bijoy K Menon
PURPOSE: We propose a magnetic resonance (MR) imaging protocol for the characterization of carotid web morphology, composition, and vessel wall dynamics. The purpose of this case series was to determine the feasibility of imaging carotid webs with MR imaging. METHODS: Five patients diagnosed with carotid web on CT angiography were recruited to undergo a 30-min MR imaging session. MR angiography (MRA) images of the carotid artery bifurcation were acquired. Multi-contrast fast spin echo (FSE) images were acquired axially about the level of the carotid web...
March 6, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264039/in-vivo-t2-weighted-mri-visualizes-cardiac-lesions-in-murine-models-of-acute-and-chronic-viral-myocarditis
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Xavier Helluy, Martina Sauter, Yu-Xiang Ye, Gunthard Lykowsky, Jakob Kreutner, Ali Yilmaz, Roland Jahns, Valerie Boivin, Reinhard Kandolf, Peter M Jakob, Karl-Heinz Hiller, Karin Klingel
OBJECTIVE: Acute and chronic forms of myocarditis are mainly induced by virus infections. As a consequence of myocardial damage and inflammation dilated cardiomyopathy and chronic heart failure may develop. The gold standard for the diagnosis of myocarditis is endomyocardial biopsies which are required to determine the etiopathogenesis of cardiac inflammatory processes. However, new non-invasive MRI techniques hold great potential in visualizing cardiac non-ischemic inflammatory lesions at high spatial resolution, which could improve the investigation of the pathophysiology of viral myocarditis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254864/arterial-co2-as-a-potent-coronary-vasodilator-a-preclinical-pet-mr-validation-study-with-implications-for-cardiac-stress-testing
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Hsin-Jung Yang, Damini Dey, Jane Sykes, Michael Klein, John Butler, Michael Kovacs, Olivia Sobczyk, Behzad Sharif, Xiaoming Bi, Avinash Kali, Ivan Cokic, Richard Tang, Roya Yumul, Antonio Conte, Sotirios Tsaftaris, Mourad Tighiouart, Debiao Li, Piotr J Slomka, Daniel Berman, Frank Prato, Joseph Fisher, Rohan Dharmakumar
Myocardial blood flow (MBF) is the critical determinant of cardiac function. However, its response to increases in partial pressure of arterial CO2 (PaCO2), particularly with respect to adenosine, is not well characterized due to challenges in blood gas control and limited availability of validated approaches to ascertain MBF in vivo. By prospectively and independently controlling PaCO2 and combining it with (13)N-ammonia Positron Emission Tomography (PET) measurements, we investigated whether a physiologically tolerable hypercapnic stimulus (~25-mmHg increase in PaCO2) can increase MBF to that observed with adenosine in three groups of canines: (i) without coronary stenosis; (ii) subjected to non-flow limiting coronary stenosis; and (iii) following pre-administration of caffeine...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253107/incidence-outcomes-and-predictors-of-ventricular-thrombus-after-reperfused-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-by-using-sequential-cardiac-mr-imaging
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Esther Cambronero-Cortinas, Clara Bonanad, Jose V Monmeneu, María Pilar Lopez-Lereu, Jose Gavara, Elena de Dios, Cesar Rios, Nerea Perez, Paolo Racugno, Ana Paya, David Escribano, Gema Minana, Mauricio Pellicer, Joaquim Cànoves, Julio Nunez, Francisco J Chorro, David Moratal, Vicente Bodi
Purpose To characterize the incidence, outcomes, and predictors of left ventricular (LV) thrombus by using sequential cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging after ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Materials and Methods Written informed consent was obtained from all patients, and the study protocol was approved by the committee on human research. In a cohort of 772 patients with STEMI, 392 (mean age, 58 years; range, 24-89 years) were retrospectively selected who were studied with cardiac MR imaging at 1 week and 6 months...
March 2, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238587/clinical-implications-of-three-dimensional-real-time-color-doppler-transthoracic-echocardiography-in-quantifying-mitral-regurgitation-a-comparison-with-conventional-two-dimensional-methods
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Ran Heo, Jang-Won Son, Briain Ó Hartaigh, Hyuk-Jae Chang, Young-Jin Kim, Saurabh Datta, In-Jeong Cho, Chi Young Shim, Geu-Ru Hong, Jong-Won Ha, Namsik Chung
BACKGROUND: Automatic quantification of real-time three-dimensional (3D) full-volume color Doppler transthoracic echocardiography (FVCD) has been proposed as a feasible and accurate method for quantifying MR. We aimed to explore the clinical implications of real-time 3D-FVCD for mitral regurgitation (MR) with various clinical manifestations, in comparison with the conventional two-dimensional (2D) proximal isovelocity surface area (PISA) and volumetric method and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) methods...
February 23, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
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