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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921669/respiratory-variation-in-left-ventricular-cardiac-function-with-3d-double-golden-angle-whole-heart-cine-imaging
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Karen Holst, Martin Ugander, Andreas Sigfridsson
PURPOSE: To develop a 3-dimensional free-breathing cardiovascular MR technique for quantifying the variation in left ventricular end-diastolic volume (LVEDV) during the respiratory cycle. METHODS: A 3-dimensional radial trajectory with double golden-angle ordering was used for free-running data acquisition during free breathing in healthy volunteers (N = 8). A respiratory self-gating signal was extracted from the center of k-space, and data were retrospectively binned into eight respiratory phases in end-diastole...
September 17, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920862/enhanced-endothelium-epithelial-sodium-channel-signaling-prompts-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-in-obese-female-mice
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Guanghong Jia, Javad Habibi, Annayya R Aroor, Michael A Hill, Vincent G DeMarco, Li E Lee, Lixin Ma, Brady J Barron, Adam Whaley-Connell, James R Sowers
OBJECTIVE: Enhanced activation of cell specific mineralocorticoid receptors (MRs) in obesity plays a key role in the development of cardiovascular disease including cardiac diastolic dysfunction as a critical prognosticator. Our previous investigations demonstrated that selective endothelium MR activation promotes a maladaptive inflammatory response and fibrosis in cardiovascular tissue in female mice fed a western diet (WD), and this was associated with expression and activation of the epithelial sodium channel on the surface of endothelial cells (EnNaC)...
September 8, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914601/left-ventricular-long-axis-function-assessed-with-cardiac-cine-mr-imaging-is-an-independent-predictor-of-all-cause-mortality-in-patients-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-a-multicenter-study
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Simone Romano, Robert M Judd, Raymond J Kim, Han W Kim, Igor Klem, John F Heitner, Dipan J Shah, Jennifer Jue, Afshin Farzaneh-Far
Purpose To evaluate the prognostic value of a simple index of left ventricular (LV) long-axis function-lateral mitral annular plane systolic excursion (MAPSE)-in a large multicenter population of patients with reduced ejection fraction (EF) who were undergoing cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Materials and Methods This retrospective study included 1040 consecutive patients (mean age, 59.5 years ± 15.8) at four U.S. medical centers who were undergoing cardiac MR imaging for assessment of LV dysfunction with EF less than 50%...
September 14, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911177/deoxycorticosterone-salt-mediated-cardiac-inflammation-and-fibrosis-are-dependent-on-functional-clock-signaling-in-male-mice
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Elizabeth K Fletcher, James Morgan, David R Kennaway, Laura A Bienvenu, Amanda J Rickard, Lea M D Delbridge, Peter J Fuller, Colin D Clyne, Morag J Young
Activation of the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) promotes inflammation, fibrosis, and hypertension. Clinical and experimental studies show that MR antagonists have significant therapeutic benefit for all-cause heart failure; however, blockade of renal MRs limits their widespread use. Identification of key downstream signaling mechanisms for the MR in the cardiovascular system may enable development of targeted MR antagonists with selectivity for pathological MR signaling and lower impact on physiological renal electrolyte handling...
September 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899705/disparities-in-care-among-patients-with-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-undergoing-mri
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Joseph J Cavallo, Yapei Zhang, Lawrence H Staib, Rachel Lampert, Jeffrey C Weinreb
IMPORTANCE: Abundant data now demonstrate safe use of MRI for patients with non-MR conditional cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). However, CMS does not currently reimburse these examinations. OBJECTIVE: Determine whether differences in reimbursement between commercial insurance carriers and CMS are impacting the completion rates of MRI examinations ordered in patients with non-MR conditional CIEDs. METHODS: This study retrospectively examined patients with non-MR conditional CIEDs for whom an MRI was ordered between January 1, 2015, and August 31, 2016...
September 9, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895197/impact-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-on-mitral-valve-apparatus-geometry-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-secondary-mitral-regurgitation
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Christos G Mihos, Evin Yucel, Romain Capoulade, Mary P Orencole, Gaurav A Upadhyay, Orlando Santana, Jagmeet P Singh, Michael H Picard
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) may improve secondary mitral regurgitation (MR) in patients with cardiomyopathy. The effects on mitral valve (MV) and left ventricular (LV) geometry, however, have not been clearly defined. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2012, 229 CRT implants were performed at a single academic center. Seventy-one had ≥mild MR at baseline and serial echocardiography, without subsequent MV intervention. The pre-CRT and follow-up echocardiograms were retrospectively reviewed for (1) MV and LV geometry measurements; (2) MR grade; and (3) LV remodeling indices...
September 12, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894592/changes-in-delta-adc-reflect-intracranial-pressure-changes-in-craniosynostosis
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Yuko Takahashi, Masaaki Hori, Kazuaki Shimoji, Masakazu Miyajima, Osamu Akiyama, Hajime Arai, Shigeki Aoki
BACKGROUND: In patients with craniosynostosis, intracranial pressure (ICP) has been reported to increase even in the absence of overt symptoms. The early and non-invasive detection of intracranial hypertension is important for reducing the risk of abnormal brain development in pediatric patients. PURPOSE: To assess whether the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) of white matter during the cardiac cycle (ΔADC) would change after surgery to relieve ICP in children with craniosynostosis...
September 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893706/hypertension-acute-stent-thrombosis-and-paraplegia-6-months-after-tevar-for-blunt-thoracic-aortic-injury-in-a-22-year-old-patient
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O Martinelli, F Faccenna, A Malaj, J Jabbour, S Venosi, R Gattuso, B Gossetti, L Irace
TEVAR is a less invasive option for managing traumatic injuries of the descending aorta in polytraumatized patients. Concerns arise when treating young patients with TEVAR. A 22-year old male was admitted to the Emergency Department following a high-impact road traffic collision. Whole body CT scan documented multiple injuries, including rupture of descending thoracic aorta just below the isthmus. There was no evidence of paraplegia or stroke. We decided to treat him in an endovascular fashion with a Zenith Cook (Cook Incorporated, Bloomington, IN) endograft...
September 8, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886885/segmentation-of-the-right-ventricle-in-four-chamber-cine-cardiac-mr-images-using-polar-dynamic-programming
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Jose A Rosado-Toro, Aiden Abidov, Maria I Altbach, Isabel B Oliva, Jeffrey J Rodriguez, Ryan J Avery
The four chamber plane is currently underutilized in the right ventricular segmentation community. Four chamber information can be useful to determine ventricular short axis stacks and provide a rough estimate of the right ventricle in short axis stacks. In this study, we develop and test a semi-automated technique for segmenting the right ventricle in four chamber cine cardiac magnetic resonance images. The three techniques that use minimum cost path algorithms were used. The algorithms are: Dijkstra's shortest path algorithm (Dijkstra), an A* algorithm that uses length, curvature and torsion into an active contour model (ALCT), and a variation of polar dynamic programming (PDP)...
August 18, 2017: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865890/natriuretic-propeptides-as-markers-of-atrial-fibrillation-burden-and-recurrence-from-the-amio-cat-trial
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Stine Darkner, Jens Peter Goetze, Xu Chen, Kristoffer Henningsen, Steen Pehrson, Jesper Hastrup Svendsen
Natriuretic peptides are established plasma markers of systolic heart failure, but their usefulness for the evaluation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is unknown. We examined mid-regional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP) and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in patients undergoing ablation for AF. A subpopulation of 102 patients (median age 60 [52;65], 82% male) from the AMIO-CAT trial (Recurrence of arrhythmia following short-term oral AMIOdarone after CATheter ablation for atrial fibrillation: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study) undergoing ablation for paroxysmal (n = 55) or persistent (n = 47) AF was studied...
July 24, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863413/white-paper-interventional-mri-current-status-and%C3%A2-potential-for-development-considering-economic-perspectives-part-2-liver-and-other-applications-in-oncology
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Jörg Barkhausen, Thomas Kahn, Gabriele A Krombach, Christiane K Kuhl, Joachim Lotz, David Maintz, Jens Ricke, Stefan O Schönberg, Thomas J Vogl, Frank K Wacker
Background MRI is attractive for guiding and monitoring interventional procedures due to its high intrinsic soft tissue contrast and the possibility to measure flow and cardiac function. Methods Technical solutions have been developed for all procedural steps including imaging guidance, MR-safe catheters and instruments and patient monitoring. This has led to widening of the clinical applications. Interventional MRI is becoming increasingly important for the treatment of patients suffering from malignant diseases...
September 1, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859754/evolution-of-functional-mitral-regurgitation-and-prognosis-in-medically%C3%A2-managed-heart-failure-patients%C3%A2-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Riwa Nasser, Lauranne Van Assche, Anne Vorlat, Tom Vermeulen, Emeline Van Craenenbroeck, Viviane Conraads, Vicky Van der Meiren, Bharati Shivalkar, Paul Van Herck, Marc J Claeys
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess whether medical management may alter the severity of functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) and its prognosis in patients who have heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). BACKGROUND: FMR in patients who have HFrEF is associated with a worse prognosis. It is uncertain to what extent medical management may alter the severity of FMR and its prognosis. METHODS: The extent of FMR was assessed at baseline and after a median follow-up period of 50 months in 163 consecutive HFrEF patients (left ventricular ejection fraction <40%)...
September 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856788/radial-fast-interrupted-steady-state-fiss-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Ioannis Koktzoglou, Robert R Edelman
PURPOSE: To report a highly interrupted radial variant of balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP) imaging, termed fast interrupted steady-state (FISS), for decreasing flow artifact as well as fat signal conspicuity with respect to bSSFP, and saturation effects vis-à-vis fast low-angle shot (FLASH) imaging. METHODS: Numerical simulations, phantom studies, and human studies were conducted to examine the imaging contrast, off-resonance behavior, and flow properties of FISS...
August 30, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856715/feasibility-of-quantitative-regional-ventilation-and-perfusion-mapping-with-phase-resolved-functional-lung-preful-mri-in-healthy-volunteers-and-copd-cteph-and-cf-patients
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Andreas Voskrebenzev, Marcel Gutberlet, Filip Klimeš, Till F Kaireit, Christian Schönfeld, Alexander Rotärmel, Frank Wacker, Jens Vogel-Claussen
PURPOSE: In this feasibility study, a phase-resolved functional lung imaging postprocessing method for extraction of dynamic perfusion and ventilation parameters using a conventional 1H lung MRI Fourier decomposition acquisition is introduced. METHODS: Time series of coronal gradient-echo MR images with a temporal resolution of 288 to 324 ms of two healthy volunteers, one patient with chronic thromboembolic hypertension, one patient with cystic fibrosis, and one patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease were acquired at 1...
August 30, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855243/update-on-angiotensin-ii-new-endocrine-connections-between-the-brain-adrenal-glands-and-the-cardiovascular-system
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Frans Leenen, Mordecai P Blaustein, John Hamlyn
In the brain, angiotensinergic pathways play a major role in chronic regulation of cardiovascular and electrolyte homeostasis. Increases in plasma angiotensin II (Ang II), aldosterone, [Na+] and cytokines can directly activate these pathways. Chronically, these stimuli also activate a slow neuromodulatory pathway involving local aldosterone, mineralocorticoid receptors (MRs), epithelial sodium channels, and endogenous ouabain (EO). This pathway increases AT1R and NADPH oxidase subunits, and maintains/further increases activity of angiotensinergic pathways...
August 30, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855115/catheter-ablation-versus-medical-rate-control-in-atrial-fibrillation-and-systolic-dysfunction-camera-mri
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Sandeep Prabhu, Andrew J Taylor, Ben T Costello, David M Kaye, Alex Aj McLellan, Aleksandr Voskoboinik, Hariharan Sugumar, Siobhan M Lockwood, Michael B Stokes, Bhupesh Pathik, Chrishan J Nalliah, Geoff R Wong, Sonia M Azzopardi, Sarah Gutman, Geoffrey Lee, Jamie Layland, Justin A Mariani, Liang-Han Ling, Jonathan M Kalman, Peter M Kistler
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) and left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) frequently co-exist despite adequate rate-control. Existing randomized studies of AF and LVSD of varying etiologies have demonstrated modest benefits with a rhythm control strategy. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether catheter ablation (CA) for AF could improve LVSD compared to medical rate-control (MRC) where the etiology of the LVSD was unexplained, apart from the presence of AF...
August 22, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845235/cardiac-electrophysiology-under-mri-guidance-an-emerging-technology
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Henry Chubb, Steven E Williams, John Whitaker, James L Harrison, Reza Razavi, Mark O'Neill
MR-guidance of electrophysiological (EP) procedures offers the potential for enhanced arrhythmia substrate assessment, improved procedural guidance and real-time assessment of ablation lesion formation. Accurate device tracking techniques, using both active and passive methods, have been developed to offer an interface similar to electroanatomic mapping platforms, and MR-compatible EP equipment continues to be developed. Progress to clinical implementation of these technically complex fields has been relatively slow over the last 10 years, but recent developments have led to successful clinical experience...
June 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839099/an-unusual-cause-of-tachyarrhythmia-in-an-otherwise-healthy-young-man
#18
Wessam A Raouf, Khaled Shams, Amr Mansour
A 32-year-old man referred to the cardiology clinic for palpitations was found to have paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) on 24-hour Holter monitoring. His general and cardiac examinations were unremarkable. A transthoracic echocardiographic study to exclude structural heart disease was performed and showed an abnormal structure in relation to the right ventricular (RV) free wall; however, poor echocardiographic windows precluded proper characterisation. Cardiac MR (CMR) was therefore performed...
September 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838478/2-year-outcomes-after-transcatheter%C3%A2-mitral-valve-replacement
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Ander Regueiro, Jian Ye, Neil Fam, Vinayak N Bapat, François Dagenais, Mark D Peterson, Stephan Windecker, John G Webb, Josep Rodés-Cabau
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine late (2-year) outcomes following transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) with the FORTIS valve (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, California). BACKGROUND: No data exist on long-term clinical outcomes following TMVR in patients with severe native mitral regurgitation (MR). METHODS: This multicenter registry included consecutive patients with severe MR who underwent TMVR with the FORTIS valve under a compassionate clinical use program...
August 28, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838041/the-role-of-mineralocorticoid-receptor-signaling-in-the-cross-talk-between-adipose-tissue-and-the-vascular-wall
#20
Guanghong Jia, Annayya R Aroor, James R Sowers
Vascular dysfunction and impaired endothelial mediated relaxation are powerful underlying abnormalities in the pathogenesis of hypertension, coronary heart disease, and stroke. Obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and other metabolic abnormalities are associated with activation of mineralocorticoid receptor (MRs) in the vasculature and adipose tissue. While MR signaling is involved in the normal physiological differentiation and maturation of adipocyte, enhanced activation of MRs also contributes to increase oxidative stress, release of pro-inflammatory adipokines, and dysregulation of adipocyte autophagy...
July 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
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