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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430882/inhibition-of-the-cardiac-myocyte-mineralocorticoid-receptor-ameliorates-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity
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Achim Lother, Stella Bergemann, Jessica Kowalski, Michael Huck, Ralf Gilsbach, Christoph Bode, Lutz Hein
Aim: HASH(0x2eedd08) Anthracyclines such as doxorubicin are widely used in cancer therapy but their use is limited by cardiotoxicity. Up to date there is no established strategy for the prevention of anthracyclin-induced heart failure. In this study, we evaluated the role of the cardiac myocyte mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) during doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity. Methods and results: HASH(0x2f57ad0) A single high-dose or repetitive low-dose doxorubicin administration lead to markedly reduced left ventricular function in mice...
April 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428213/clinically-feasible-microstructural-mri-to-quantify-cervical-spinal-cord-tissue-injury-using-dti-mt-and-t2-weighted-imaging-assessment-of-normative-data-and-reliability
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A R Martin, B De Leener, J Cohen-Adad, D W Cadotte, S Kalsi-Ryan, S F Lange, L Tetreault, A Nouri, A Crawley, D J Mikulis, H Ginsberg, M G Fehlings
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: DTI, magnetization transfer, T2*-weighted imaging, and cross-sectional area can quantify aspects of spinal cord microstructure. However, clinical adoption remains elusive due to complex acquisitions, cumbersome analysis, limited reliability, and wide ranges of normal values. We propose a simple multiparametric protocol with automated analysis and report normative data, analysis of confounding variables, and reliability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty healthy subjects underwent T2WI, DTI, magnetization transfer, and T2*WI at 3T in <35 minutes using standard hardware and pulse sequences...
April 20, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427867/outcomes-from-anomalous-origin-of-the-left-coronary-artery-from-the-pulmonary-artery-repair-long-term-complications-in-relation-to-residual-myocardial-abnormalities
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Miki Kanoh, Kei Inai, Tokuko Shinohara, Hirofumi Tomimatsu, Toshio Nakanishi
BACKGROUND: Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital coronary artery irregularity. This study aimed to clarify the long-term postoperative outcomes in ALCAPA patients, and to compare the infantile and adult types. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data from 33 patients with ALCAPA who underwent surgical repairs after 1980. The patients were grouped based on whether presentation occurred before (infantile type: n=14) or after (adult type: n=19) 1 year of age...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426162/motion-corrected-simultaneous-cardiac-positron-emission-tomography-and-coronary-mr-angiography-with-high-acquisition-efficiency
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Camila Munoz, Radhouene Neji, Gastão Cruz, Andrew Mallia, Sami Jeljeli, Andrew J Reader, Rene M Botnar, Claudia Prieto
PURPOSE: Develop a framework for efficient free-breathing simultaneous whole-heart coronary magnetic resonance angiography (CMRA) and cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) on a 3 Tesla PET-MR system. METHODS: An acquisition that enables nonrigid motion correction of both CMRA and PET has been developed. The proposed method estimates translational motion from low-resolution 2D MR image navigators acquired at each heartbeat and 3D nonrigid respiratory motion between different respiratory bins from the CMRA data itself...
April 20, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424090/targeted-endomyocardial-biopsy-guided-by-real-time-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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Christina Unterberg-Buchwald, Christian Oliver Ritter, Verena Reupke, Robin Niklas Wilke, Christine Stadelmann, Michael Steinmetz, Andreas Schuster, Gerd Hasenfuß, Joachim Lotz, Martin Uecker
BACKGROUND: Endomyocardial biopsies (EMB) are an important diagnostic tool for myocarditis and other infiltrative cardiac diseases. Routinely, biopsies are obtained under fluoroscopic guidance with a substantial radiation burden. Despite procedural success, there is a large sampling error caused by missing the affected myocardium. Therefore, multiple (>6) biopsies are taken in the clinical setting. In cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR), late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) depicts areas of affected myocardium in myocarditis or in other infiltrative cardiomyopathies...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418811/hypertrabeculated-left-ventricular-myocardium-in-relationship-to-myocardial-function-and-fibrosis-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Nadine Kawel-Boehm, Robyn L McClelland, Filip Zemrak, Gabriella Captur, W Gregory Hundley, Chia-Ying Liu, James C Moon, Steffen E Petersen, Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, João A C Lima, David A Bluemke
Purpose To determine if excess greater left ventricle (LV) trabeculation is associated with decreased average regional myocardial function, diffuse fibrosis, or both. Materials and Methods This was a HIPAA-compliant institutional board approved multicenter study, and all participants provided written informed consent. Participants in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) underwent a comprehensive cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) examination. LV trabeculation was measured with the maximal apical fractal dimension (FD), which is a marker of endocardial complexity...
April 17, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415104/p697new-indices-for-a-best-quantification-of-left-ventricular-function-in-heart-valve-diseases
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A Hubert, E Galli, G Bouzille, E Samset, E Donal
Aims. The Assessment of left ventricular (LV) function remains a clinical challenge especially in patients with preserved LV ejection fraction (EF) and valvular heart diseases (VHD). Mechanical dispersion is supposed to be a strong predictor of events and, to be related to the extent of fibrosis. Regional cardiac work is a new validated and very promising approach to quantify LV-function. We investigated the differences in mechanical dispersions and global LV work (totW) and wasted work fraction (WWF) in normal subjects and in patients with severe primary mitral regurgitation (MR) and severe aortic stenosis (AS)...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415082/p210long-term-outcome-of-primary-mitral-valve-prolapse-results-from-a-population-of-250-patients-referred-to-a-tertiary-cardiovascular-center
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V Mecarocci, F Mori
Background: Outcome of Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) was controversial for long time. Many studies reported great differences in the incidence of cardiovascular events due, above all, to heterogeneous and small studied populations. Most of theme were also published to late '80 of the last century till early '00. Purpose: To make a contemporary survey on the incidence of cardiovascular events in a selected population of patients affected by primary MVP referred to a tertiary cardiovascular center for the medical and surgical care of valvular heart disease...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409155/preservation-of-myocardial-perfusion-and-function-by-keeping-hypertrophied-heart-empty-and-beating-for-valve-surgery-an-in-vivo-mr-study-of-pig-hearts
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Jian Wang, Bo Xiang, Jixian Deng, Hung-Yu Lin, Darren H Freed, Rakesh C Arora, Ganghong Tian
Objectives. Normothermic hyperkalemic cardioplegia arrest (NHCA) may not effectively preserve hypertrophied myocardium during open-heart surgery. Normothermic normokalemic beating perfusion (NNBP), keeping hearts empty-beating, was utilized as an alternative to evaluate its cardioprotective role. Materials and Methods. Twelve hypertrophied pig hearts at 58.6 ± 7.2 days after ascending aorta banding underwent NNBP and NHCA, respectively. Near infrared myocardial perfusion imaging with indocyanine green (ICG) was conducted to assess myocardial perfusion...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408631/asymmetric-meckel-cave-enlargement-a-potential-marker-of-phaces-syndrome
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J N Wright, V Wycoco
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: PHACES syndrome is a complex of morphologic abnormalities of unknown cause and includes posterior fossa abnormalities; head and neck infantile hemangiomas; arterial, cardiac, and eye anomalies; and sternal or abdominal wall defects. Accurate identification of the syndrome is important for optimal treatment. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence of asymmetric Meckel cave enlargement, a potential novel imaging marker, in a population of patients referred for evaluation of possible PHACES syndrome...
April 13, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407104/minimally-invasive-or-conventional-edge-to-edge-repair-for-severe-mitral-regurgitation-due-to-bileaflet-prolapse-in-barlow-s-disease-does-the-surgical-approach-have-an-impact-on-the-long-term-results-%C3%A2
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Michele De Bonis, Elisabetta Lapenna, Benedetto Del Forno, Stefania Di Sanzo, Andrea Giacomini, Davide Schiavi, Luca Vicentini, Azeem Latib, Alberto Pozzoli, Federico Pappalardo, Giovanni La Canna, Ottavio Alfieri
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether the adoption of a right minithoracotomy operative approach had an impact on the long-term results of edge-to-edge (EE) repair compared to conventional sternotomy in patients with Barlow's disease and bileaflet prolapse. METHODS: We assessed the long-term results of 104 patients with Barlow's disease treated with a minimally invasive EE technique. An equal number of patients had a conventional median sternotomy EE repair for the same disease and were used as a control group...
April 11, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405092/use-of-a-mitraclip-for-severe-mitral-regurgitation-in-a-cardiac-transplant-patient
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Fayez S Raza, Paul A Grayburn, James W Choi
Severe mitral regurgitation (MR) in patients after cardiac transplant has not been well studied. Traditionally, patients have undergone corrective surgery. We report a 64-year-old man who presented with new heart failure symptoms 6 months after cardiac transplantation. He was found to have severe MR and underwent successful implantation of a MitraClip® with reduction of his MR to mild as well as improvement in his symptoms. Six months later he was still doing well, and a repeat echocardiogram showed good results...
April 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401505/cardiac-applications-of-pet-mr
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REVIEW
Peter J Bergquist, Michael S Chung, Anja Jones, Mark A Ahlman, Charles S White, Jean Jeudy
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this study was to provide an overview of the clinical applications of PET-MR in the setting of cardiac imaging with emphasis on specific scenarios where both techniques together provided added information. RECENT FINDINGS: Synergy of cardiac PET and MR fusion may hold similar promise eliminating ionizing radiation and improving tissue contrast. Future development of new hybrid scanners, use of new imaging tracers, and clinical applications are significant factors which will influence its use...
May 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394753/atrial-fibrillation-relationship-between-left-atrial-pressure-and-left-atrial-appendage-emptying-determined-with-velocity-encoded-cardiac-mr-imaging
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Sung Ho Hwang, Seung Young Roh, Jaemin Shim, Jong-Il Choi, Young-Hoon Kim, Yu-Whan Oh
Purpose To investigate the relationship between left atrial appendage (LAA) blood flow determined with cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and left atrial pressure (LAP) estimated from invasive catheter measurements in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Materials and Methods This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board, and patients provided written informed consent. Seventy-seven patients with AF (mean age, 57.8 years ± 9.8; range, 31-76 years) underwent cardiac MR imaging and catheter-based measurement of LAP, sequentially...
April 10, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390532/cardiac-applications-of-pet-mr-imaging
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REVIEW
Jeffrey M C Lau, Richard Laforest, Felix Nensa, Jie Zheng, Robert J Gropler, Pamela K Woodard
Simultaneous acquisition PET/MR imaging combines the anatomic capabilities of cardiac MR imaging with quantitative capabilities of both PET and MR imaging. Cardiac PET/MR imaging has the potential not only to assess cardiac tumors but also to provide thorough assessment of myocardial ischemia, infarction, and function and specific characterization of cardiomyopathies, such as cardiac sarcoid. In this article, the authors start with a discussion of the technical challenges specific to cardiovascular PET/MR imaging followed by a discussion of the use of PET/MR imaging in various cardiovascular conditions...
May 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390527/magnetic-resonance-derived-improvements-in-pet-imaging
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REVIEW
David S Lalush
Simultaneous PET-MR imaging improves deficiencies in PET images. The primary areas in which magnetic resonance (MR) has been applied to guide PET results are in correction for patient motion and in improving the effects of PET resolution and partial volume averaging. MR-guided motion correction of PET has been applied to respiratory, cardiac, and gross body movements and shown to improve lesion detectability and contrast. Partial volume correction or resolution improvement of PET governed by MR imaging anatomic information improves visualization of structures and quantitative accuracy...
May 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377025/diastolic-mitral-regurgitation-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-incidence-predictors-and-association-with-clinical-outcomes
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Nir Flint, Zach Rozenbaum, Simon Biner, Gad Keren, Shmuel Banai, Ariel Finkelstein, Yan Topilsky, Amir Halkin
BACKGROUND: Diastolic mitral regurgitation (DMR) results from atrioventricular conduction disturbances, acute aortic regurgitation, and/or marked elevation of left ventricular filling pressure. Generally benign, in some clinical circumstances DMR has presumed to result in hemodynamic decompensation. The aforementioned causes of DMR are frequently encountered in patients treated by transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) but its clinical significance in this setting has not been studied...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370909/early-marker-of-regional-left-ventricular-deformation-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-evaluated-by-mri-tissue-tracking-the-effects-of-myocardial-hypertrophy-and-fibrosis
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Hua-Yan Xu, Jing Chen, Zhi-Gang Yang, Rui Li, Ke Shi, Qin Zhang, Xi Liu, Lin-Jun Xie, Li Jiang, Ying-Kun Guo
PURPOSE: To evaluate the regional left ventricular (LV) myocardial strain of early stage hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients by magnetic resonance (MR) tissue tracking. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In all, 114 adult HCM patients classified as NYHA I or II and 32 healthy volunteers were enrolled and underwent 3.0T MR examination. Vertical 2-chamber long axis, horizontal 4-chamber, and short axis cine sequence as well as late gadolinium enhancement images (LGE) were scanned...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364006/detection-of-focal-longitudinal-changes-in-the-brain-by-subtraction-of-mr-images
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N Patel, M A Horsfield, C Banahan, A G Thomas, M Nath, J Nath, P B Ambrosi, E M L Chung
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The detection of new subtle brain pathology on MR imaging is a time-consuming and error-prone task for the radiologist. This article introduces and evaluates an image-registration and subtraction method for highlighting small changes in the brain with a view to minimizing the risk of missed pathology and reducing fatigue. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We present a fully automated algorithm for highlighting subtle changes between multiple serially acquired brain MR images with a novel approach to registration and MR imaging bias field correction...
March 31, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352966/cold-blooded-evaluating-brain-temperature-by-mri-during-surface-cooling-of-human-subjects
#20
Eric J Curran, Daniel L Wolfson, Richard Watts, Kalev Freeman
BACKGROUND: Targeted temperature management (TTM) confers neurological and survival benefits for post-cardiac arrest patients with return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) who remain comatose. Specialized equipment for induction of hypothermia is not available in the prehospital setting, and there are no reliable methods for emergency medical services personnel to initiate TTM. We hypothesized that the application of surface cooling elements to the neck will decrease brain temperature and act as initiators of TTM...
March 28, 2017: Neurocritical Care
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